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Wednesday
Nov 8
CHIFOO Event: Now That’s Risky Business – Selling UX To The Security Techies
New Relic

CHIFOO presents "Now That’s Risky Business – Selling UX To The Security Techies" with Andrew Sweany, Tripwire!

Software for tech savvy system admins and security analysts doesn’t need to be easy to use, right? Wrong. Providing good software to the folks keeping our data safe is much more important than one click shoe shopping.

About the Speaker

Andrew (@andrewsweany) began as a Human Factors Engineer at Intel in 2000 and since that time has completed countless user research activities on a huge range of products (software, hardware, web/desk, tablet, & mobile) across the entire life cycle (from emerging concepts to well established enterprise and consumer products).

Come join CHIFOO for our eleventh and final speaker event for 2017's theme "Thriving in Chaos: Strategies for Good Design".

http://bit.ly/2imCE8Q

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Wednesday
Oct 4
CHIFOO Event: Coding is for Coders: Why Designers Should Learn Business and What You Can Do About It
New Relic

CHIFOO presents "Coding is for Coders: Why Designers Should Learn Business and What You Can Do About It" with Patrick Neeman, icertis!

Most designers may have heard something like, "learn to code like your life depends on it.” While empathy for the engineering process is important, and that mythical designer / coder may exist, in general, this advice is misguided. Bad for you, bad for your team, bad for your organization, and most importantly, bad for your career.

In this talk, Patrick will explain why you should not learn to code and instead focus on learning the in’s an out’s of business. He’ll cover:

• Why learning about business is a good idea for any user experience professional

• Why most businesses secretly want designers to learn business

• What aspects of business are important to user experience

• How you can take action to learn it in your organization

• Where you can apply what you have learned to your current job, and your future jobs

About the Speaker

Patrick Neeman (@usabilitycounts) (mostly) in Seattle, Washington. He is currently Sr. Director of User Experience at icertis. He was Director of Product Design at Apptio, and Director of User Experience at Jobvite. After a complete redesign of the application, Jobvite received a Webby award for employment, and the Deloitte What Works award.

Come join CHIFOO for our tenth speaker event for 2017's theme "Thriving in Chaos: Strategies for Good Design".

http://bit.ly/2hRy9jc

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Thursday
Sep 28
UX Book Club | The UX Careers Handbook | Cory Lebson
Puppet

We'll be discussing Cory Lebson's recent book, The UX Careers Handbook.

The author will join the discussion for Q+A, remotely, around 6:00. (This is earlier than usual, so please try not to be late!)

You can purchase a copy of the book at Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/UX-Careers-Handbook-Cory-Lebson/dp/1138901067/) or CRC Press (https://www.crcpress.com/The-UX-Careers-Handbook/Lebson/p/book/9781138901063).

About the book:

The UX Careers Handbook offers an insider’s look at how to be a successful User Experience (UX) professional from comprehensive career pathways to learning, personal branding, networking skills, building of resumes and portfolios, and actually landing a UX job.

This book goes in-depth to explain what it takes to get into and succeed in a UX career, be it as a designer, information architect, strategist, user researcher, or in a variety of other UX career specialities. It presents a wealth of resources designed to help readers develop and take control of their UX career success including perspectives and advice from experts in the field.

About the author:

Cory Lebson has been a UX consultant for over two decades. He is the Principal and Owner of a small UX consultancy, a builder of UX community, and a past president of the User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA). Not only a practitioner of UX, Cory teaches and mentors to help professionals grow their UX skills, and conducts regular talks and workshops on topics related to both UX skills and career development.

All participants must read and abide by Puppet Labs' Event Code of Conduct below:

Event Code of Conduct

Exhibitors, speakers, sponsors, staff and all other attendees at events organized by Puppet Labs (PuppetConf, Puppet Camps, training classes, and others) or held at Puppet Labs facilities are subject to these Community Guidelines and Code of Conduct. We are dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, and we do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form.

We ask you to be considerate of others and behave professionally and respectfully to all other participants. Remember that sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any event venue, including talks. Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event without a refund at the discretion of the organizers or Puppet Labs staff members.

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, real or implied violence, intimidation, oppression, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the event organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the event with no refund. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the event staff immediately.

Event staff will be happy to help participants address concerns. All reports will be treated as confidential. We strongly encourage you to address your issues privately with any of our staff members who are organizing the event. We encourage you to avoid disclosing information about the incident until the staff have had sufficient time in which to address the situation. Please also keep in mind that public shaming can be counter-productive to building a strong community. We do not condone nor participate in such actions.

We value your attendance. If you cannot find a member of the event staff or are not comfortable contacting one of the staff, you can alternatively contact [email protected], Kara Sowles (kara at puppetlabs.com) or Nathan Rawlins (503-806-2992 or nathan.rawlins at puppetlabs.com).

We expect all participants to follow these rules at all event venues and related social events.

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Tuesday
Sep 26
Donut.js
Alchemy Code Lab

Announcements

  • Things were crowded and loud last month—it was a packed house! This month we've capped ticket sales to avoid overcrowding, so make sure you get your ticket early, and if you can't make it,
  • A hard copy of our Code of Conduct will be posted at the check-in, by the refreshments, and in each of the bathrooms.

Schedule

  • 6:00 — Arrive, eat donuts, and socialize!
  • 6:30 — Opening Remarks
  • 6:40 — Courtney Stanton (@q0rtz) — How to Manage People
  • 7:00 — Emily Plummer (@emplums) — Learning from History: Architecture & Universal Design
  • 7:20 — Intermission!
  • 7:40 — George Mandis (@georgemandis) — Make More Than Music with MIDI, JavaScript & Tiny Computers
  • 8:00 — Jesse Wolfe (@jes5199) — Synthesizing Video and Turning It Into Music
  • 8:15 — Meet people and eat more donuts!

Details

  • $10 in advance at https://donutjs.club or at the door. We take cards.
  • Nametags and pronoun stickers will be handed out at check-in.
  • Free Donut.js stickers available.
  • Donut.js enamel pins available for $5.
  • Proceeds this month go to Basic Rights OR, an organization that works tirelessly for LGBTQ Oregonians.
  • All talks are live-captioned by Mirabai Knight of Steno Knight.
  • Two restrooms (gendered, marked 'Men' and 'Women') are available.
  • Event is on the second floor. Elevator is available.
  • We'll have donuts! We have donuts for omnivores from Coco Donuts and combination gluten-free-vegan donuts from Back to Eden Bakery.
  • A few other snacks will be available.
  • A variety of LaCroix soda will be available.
  • Water will be available.
  • We have a Code of Conduct and require that all staff, speakers, attendees, and venue staff abide by it: https://donutjs.club/conduct/

Every Month

Donut.js is a monthly meet-up in Portland, OR with a handful of wonderful talks on tech, creativity, community, society, and the places those things overlap. Every month we donate our proceeds to a local nonprofit. Come and see wonderful presentations, eat donuts, and chat with friends.

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Started Friday
Sep 22
Devsigner Conference 2017
through University Place Hotel & Convention Center

Join us in Portland, OR, for our 4th year of inspirational sessions and educational workshops, cross-pollinating our diverse community of creatives, developers and front-end engineers.

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Saturday
Nov 15, 2008
Cre8Camp Portland

Cre8Camp Portland is a BarCamp-like unconference with a creative twist--it is for creative industries professionals. Registration required.

Participants drive the session topics and lead the discussions. Visit the web site for more information.

To see photos from the last Cre8Camp, click here.

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Tuesday
Nov 18, 2008
Pecha Kucha
An amazing space at SE 10th and Alder

Pecha Kucha Night, devised by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham (Klein Dytham architecture), was conceived in 2003 as a place for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public.

But as we all know, give a mike to a designer (especially an architect) and you’ll be trapped for hours. The key to Pecha Kucha Night is its patented system for avoiding this fate. Each presenter is allowed 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds each – giving 6 minutes 40 seconds of fame before the next presenter is up. This keeps presentations concise, the interest level up, and gives more people the chance to show.

Pecha Kucha (which is Japanese for the sound of conversation) has tapped into a demand for a forum in which creative work can be easily and informally shown, without having to rent a gallery or chat up a magazine editor. This is a† demand that seems to be global – as Pecha Kucha Night, without any pushing, has spread virally to over 100 cities across the world. Find a location and join the conversation.

If you are interested in starting a Pecha Kucha Night in your city, please contact : [email protected]

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Wednesday
Dec 10, 2008
dMob December - Bad Holiday Sweater edition
Life of Riley Tavern

"Can I buy you a drink?"

This is our monthly gathering for the entire Portland design community. Social interaction and networking is the core of this monthly event. AIGA Portland wants to encourage discussion, business development, and help foster a more dynamic design community here in Portland.

How It Works

It’s simple. When you arrive, you’ll get a sticker to wear. Venture forth, find another sticker-wearer and offer them a drink. That’s the trick: you can’t just drink your own, that just wouldn’t be social. It’s a great way to break the ice.

Come join us downstairs at the Life of Riley tavern. There's no charge to come spend a few hours with your fellow creatives, but in the spirit of the season, we'd encourage you to bring along a canned good donation and wear your best, bad, holiday sweater.

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Tuesday
Feb 17, 2009
UIE Roadshow: Secrets Behind Designing Great User Experiences
Portland Marriott (Downtown)

***Special discount with Calagator: Get $75 off the registration price when you use the promotion code CALPORT

UIE is excited to announce our new UIE Roadshow: Secrets Behind Designing Great User Experiences, a full-day workshop, based on 10 years of UIE's extensive research, that will deliver new insights and inspire your team to create the best user experiences.

This winter, we're taking this workshop on the road to:

Portland, OR on Tuesday, February 17, 2009 Minneapolis, MN on Thursday, February 19, 2009 Atlanta, GA on Monday, March 2, 2009

Recognized industry leader, Jared Spool, will share information that previously we've only made available to our biggest clients.

During the day, Jared will lead you through these sessions:

9:00 am: Designing for the Age of Experience? Jared will start with an overview of UIE's research into great experience design.

10:45 am: UX Level-Up: Taking Your Team to the Next Level?? You'll assess the critical dimensions that will pinpoint what your team needs to succeed.

1:00 pm: The Making of a UX Vision? You'll discover the secrets behind creating a unified user experience vision that you can share with your entire organization.

3:15 pm: Magic and Mental Models: Using Illusions to Simplify Design? In a perfect session to end the day, Jared will use professional magic effects to demonstrate the parallels between the world of magical illusions and the world of digital design.

View a full description of the program at: http://cli.gs/RqzyBR

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Tuesday
Mar 3, 2009
dMob
EastBurn

Set aside those shamrocks, and stop chasing Leprechauns. Create your own luck and come mingle with your fellow designers and other creative folks at dMob, held on March 11th at East Burn. This unassuming Eastside establishment boasts an ever-changing impressive beer selection, an organic menu, and of course, Skeeball. So toss aside the lucky charms and toss back a beer with us, and never forget the dMob mantra… “Can I buy you a drink?”

The dMob Concept

This is our monthly gathering for the entire Portland design community. Social interaction and networking is the core of this monthly event. AIGA Portland wants to encourage discussion, business development, and help foster a more dynamic design community here in Portland.

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Wednesday
Mar 25, 2009
IDSA's 3BY10 Design Speaking and Networking Series

3BY10 is a monthly presentation and networking event, in which three creative professionals or students from the Portland area get ten minutes each to present a recent project, discuss a trend, or just talk about the local design scene. Talks are followed by a round table discussion and social hour at a nearby lounge. Admission is always free.

This month’s 3BY10 will be held on Wendesday, March 25.

5:15p - Doors open at souk - 322 NW 6th Ave, Suite 200 5:30p - Presentations 6:00p - Round table discussion 6:30p - Social hour at Someday Lounge - 125 NW 5th Ave

This month’s speakers:

Art Institute of Portland instructor Matthew Perkins presents his innovative, automotive-inspired seating project.

FUSE design principal Toren Orzeck.

Tanner Goods co-founder Sam Huff describes the founding of a new accessories brand.

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Friday
Mar 27, 2009
Portland Open Forum on Design
Portland State University Shattuck Annex

Portland Open Forum on Design: "Expanding Architecture: A Conversation on Engagement and Change"

Portland State University Department of Architecture, Portland State University Social Equity and Opportunity Forum, and Architects Without Borders-Oregon to sponsor a forum on social responsibility and engagement in the design professions featuring Bryan Bell.

Designers have the potential to benefit many more people than they currently reach. No, this is not a call for pro bono work. Instead we are being challenged to play a more direct role in solving the critical social and environmental problems facing the nation and our communities--and to incorporate outreach into our own practice to serve what is an ever-growing client base with real needs. Come discuss the possibilities and challenges as we try to engage a broader range of issues as concerned citizens and designers.

Special guest, Bryan Bell, founder of Design Corps and editor of the much discussed recent book, Expanding Architecture: Design as Activism; Janet Hammer, Director of the Social Equity and Opportunity Forum at Portland State University; Sergio Palleroni, associate professor of architecture at Portland State University and founder of the BaSiC Initiative; John Duke, Clinic Director, Outside In; Abby Dacey, Architects Without Borders-Oregon, and Boora Architects; as well as other local practitioners and housing providers will engage with the audience in a discussion of the potentials and challenges we face in our efforts to create greater accountability and responsible engagement.

Free and open to the public

Coffee and Oregon apples will be provided.

Thursday
Apr 16, 2009
Compostmodern PDX
Ecotrust (Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center)

Compostmodern PDX An Evening of Sustainability for Graphic Designers and Industrial Designers

About the Event Compostmodern PDX will feature video highlights from the San Francisco Compostmodern event and Brian Dougherty, author of Green Graphic Design (greengraphicdesign.net)

Dougherty, a founding partner at Celery Design Collaborative in Berkeley, Calif., and a leader in the field of ecological communications design, will discuss the ability of designers to send a socially and ecologically responsible message to both consumers and corporations. Signed copies of Green Graphic Design will be available for purchase by cash or check.

The original Compostmodern conference was presented by AIGA San Francisco and the AIGA Center for Sustainable Design. That event brought together designers, manufacturers and business leaders to produce sustainable solutions for the graphic design and industrial design communities.

Attendees will receive access to footage from the complete San Francisco Compostmodern conference. This seven hour video series will be available on-line.

Compostmodern PDX was developed as part of AIGA Portland’s growing focus on sustainability. The event is sponsored by Mohawk Papers.

Cost Members: $17 in-advance / $20 at-the-door Non-Memebers: $27 in-advance/ $30 at-the-door Students: $12 in-advance/ $15 at-the-door


Catering for the event will focus on local, sustainably produced hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine. Attendees will receive one free drink ticket.

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Wednesday
Apr 29, 2009
IDSA's 3BY10 Design Speaking and Networking Series
White Stag Block (University of Oregon)

3BY10 is a monthly presentation and networking event, in which three creative professionals or students from the Portland area get ten minutes each to present a recent project, discuss a trend, or just talk about the local design scene. Talks are followed by a round table discussion and social hour at a nearby lounge. Admission is always free.

5:45p - Doors open at University of Oregon, White Stag Building - NW Couch at NW 1st 6:00p - Presentations 6:30p - Round table discussion 6:45p - Social hour at Shanghai Tunnel - 211 SW Ankeny St

This month’s speakers:

Jason Hillbourne - designer of Bunkbots

Scott Peterson - president of the IDSA Oregon Chapter

Mackenzie Schubert - student in the University of Oregon Digital Arts program

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Wednesday
May 6, 2009
Making Sense of User Centered Design and Agile, w Lane Halley and Jeff Patton
CubeSpace [ *sniff* out of business 12 June 2009]

Love it or hate it, everyone seems to be talking about Agile. Agile is used at scrappy startups that are iteratively defining their products and markets and at large companies with complex business problems working with internationally distributed teams. In each of these different settings, some folks are strong advocates of Agile, while some are still skeptics. Some people in the User-Centered Design (UCD) community dismiss Agile as a fad, others have embraced it whole-heartedly. Can these two worlds intersect?

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Saturday
May 16, 2009
Cre8camp Corvallis
Madison Ave Collective

Cre8Camp is an unconference for creative industries professionals. It is an ad-hoc gathering for participants to learn, network and share in an open environment with discussions, demos and interaction all led by the attendees.

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Wednesday
May 27, 2009
IDSA 3BY10
Art Institute of Portland Industrial Design Shop

3BY10 is a monthly presentation and networking event, in which three creative professionals or students from the Portland area get ten minutes each to present a recent project, discuss a trend, or just talk about the local design scene. Talks are followed by a round table discussion and social hour at a nearby lounge.

Admission is always free.

5:45p - Doors open at The Art Institute of Portland Industrial Design Shop - 722 NW Couch St (note this is different from the main AI campus) 6:00p - Presentations and Q&A 7:00p - Social hour at Someday Lounge - two blocks away at 125 NW 5th Ave (happy hour until 8pm)

This month’s speakers:

John Cross Neumann - Industrial Designer at Intel's People and Practices group

Carrie Atkinson - founder of Sock It To Me Socks

Student presenter to be announced

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Thursday
Jun 11, 2009
Coroflot.com Creative Employment Confab
White Stag Block (University of Oregon)

Every creative professional is looking for great work. Every creative organization is looking for great people.

This event matches these two groups for an intense 3 hour networking and recruiting event focused on making productive connections, and hiring and retaining outstanding creative workers.

The afternoon centers on a moderated panel discussion focusing on strategies for hiring top creative talent, and for getting yourself hired into these roles.

PANELISTS

Kirk James Creative Director, Cinco Design

Nick Oakley Head of Industrial Design, Mobility Group, Intel

Beth Sasseen Senior Design Recruiter, Nike

Chelsea Vandiver Head of Communications Design Group, Ziba Design

A cocktail reception will immediately follow the presentation and the remainder of the afternoon will be an open format. Mid- and senior-level designers, creative directors, recruiters, and other professionals in the product design, apparel, branding, and interaction design fields are encouraged to attend. Scheduling, registration and ticketing details can be found at the Creative Confab page at Coroflot.com.

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Tuesday
Jun 16, 2009
*Canceled* Portland AIGA Career Tools Breakfast Series
Elephants Delicatessen NW 22nd Ave

Notice: Unfortunately, we've had to cancel this week's Career Tools, due to events beyond our control. As we gain further clarity on our speaker's schedule, watch for an updated listing and join us then.

Thank you for your patience.

Canceled **

Please join AIGA for the next installment of our Career Tools Breakfast Series.

Trends in Trans-Media: How consumer behavior, business strategy, design innovation and technology intersect to inform brand experiences

Keith Gerr, Director of Strategy at Opus Creative, will provide data on...

  • what mediums are growing and where marketers arespending their budget
  • tracking audience media consumption shifts to social mobile and other mediums
  • innovative design practices that connect people, products and communications.

About the Speaker, Keith Gerr Keith lives at the intersection of culture, technology and business. With over 17 years of experience working on both the agency and client side, Keith understands the challenge of keeping brands relevant in an ever-changing media landscape. He embraces the power-shift to consumers and encourages brands to seek open-minded dialogue with their customers, employees and partners.

Keith is currently Director of Strategy at Opus Creative, providing overall vision, leadership and direction for clients and the company in relation to trans-media brand stewardship. Prior to Opus, Keith was a founding member of MAGNET magazine, Director of Strategic Services at R/GA, Director of Integrated Marketing at InFocus and Director of Brand Innovation at TNG.

Keith graduated with honors from Temple University with a B.A. in Political Science. In his free time, he enjoys playing his guitar through tube amps at neighbor-waking volumes.

You can check his head at:

  • blog.opuscreative.com
  • twitter.com/keithgerr

"There is at least as much to be learned from your detractors as from your loyalists"

Registration: Please RSVP via online registration only (no money taken at door)

Cost: AIGA Members: $10.00 Non-members: $15.00 Students: $5

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Wednesday
Jun 24, 2009
IDSA 3BY10 - Portland's Creative Community in 30 Minutes
Someday Lounge

3BY10 is a monthly presentation and networking event, in which three creative professionals or students from the Portland area get ten minutes each to present a recent project, discuss a trend, or just talk about the local design scene. Talks include time for questions and discussion and socializing afterwards. Admission is always free.

This month’s 3BY10 will be held on Wendesday, June 24, featuring a somewhat altered (and improved, we hope) format from past months. We're moving the entire event to the Someday Lounge - 125 NW 5th Ave, allowing us access to their beautiful space, stage, and projection facilities, as well as their generous happy hour, which runs until 8pm. Our hope is that this will attract a few more folks who don't like "talks" as much as more casual events, while still offering a fantastic speaking venue. The schedule will also include a short intermission, and Q&A after each speaker, rather than clustered at the end. Come join us and see how it works out!

6:00p - First two presenters + Q&A 6:30p - Intermission 6:40p - Third presenter + Q&A 7:00p - Social hour

This month’s presenters:

Bill DeRouchey - Interaction Designer, ZIBA Freddy Weigle - Industrial Design Graduate, Art Institute of Portland Carl Alviani - Industrial Designer and Editorial Director of Coroflot.com

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Wednesday
Jul 29, 2009
IDSA 3BY10 July

3BY10 is a monthly presentation and networking event, in which three creative professionals or students from the Portland area get ten minutes each to present a recent project, discuss a trend, or just talk about the local design scene. Talks are followed by a round table discussion and social hour at a nearby lounge. Admission is always free.

  This month’s, We're moving the entire event to the souk, allowing us access to their beautiful space and projection facilities. The schedule will also include a short intermission, and Q&A after each speaker, rather than clustered at the end. Come join us!

  6:00p - First two presenters + Q&A
  6:30p - Intermission
  6:40p - Third presenter + Q&A
  7:00p - Social hour

  This month’s presenters:

  Graeme Wagoner - Freelance Industrial Designer
  Aaron Carlsson - Freelance Industrial Designer
  Ryan Russell - Manager of McAfee Design Studio

  Our generous sponsor is souk.

  Want to be a 3BY10 presenter? Contact Event Coordinator Carl Alviani (carl.alviani -at- gmail), and be sure to include your name, current job, and a brief summary of the talk you’d like to give.
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Wednesday
Aug 12, 2009
dMob with Portland AIGA
North 45

All right dMobbers, July is almost over, and we know you are all hoping that none of your clients or co-workers saw you at one of the multitude of Portland’s famous beer festivals. You are probably dreading the, “Hey, wasn’t that you I saw hitting on the beer chip lady” conversation. Well, it is time to come out to do some damage control. dMob is classing it up this August at North 45. North 45 has wine, fancy cocktails, and promises to be an environment free from hop crowns, loud crowd cheers, and inebriated handstand competitions. Make new creative friends and never forget the dMob mantra… “Can I buy you a drink?”

The dMob Concept This is our monthly gathering for the entire Portland design community. Social interaction and networking is the core of this monthly event. AIGA Portland wants to encourage discussion, business development, and help foster a more dynamic design community here in Portland. Plus, with such a plethora of independent breweries, our choice of venues and beverages is expansive.

Fees Free and open to the public. That’s right, no charge! For one, you’ll have a great time. And even better, it’s an amazing opportunity to network and meet fellow designers.

How It Works It’s simple. When you arrive, you’ll get a sticker to wear. Venture forth, find another sticker-wearer and offer them a drink. That’s the trick: you can’t just drink your own, that just wouldn’t be social. It’s a great way to break the ice.

Additional Info If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact: [email protected]

dMob now has a permanent web page on the Portland AIGA site. Go to http://portland.aiga.org/events/network for all your linking or bookmarking needs.

You can now view past event photos at our Flickr gallery: http://www.flickr.com/photos/portland_aiga

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Tuesday
Aug 25, 2009
Design à Trois - "Died Young, Stayed Pretty"
through Cinema 21

Design à Trois

Design à Trois is a three night event exploring rock poster design, book cover design and type design. We’ll kick things off with acclaimed rock poster design documentary, “Died Young, Stayed Pretty.,” by filmmaker, Eileen Yaghoobian. Next up will be “You SHOULD Judge a Book by Its Cover” – an insightful and amusing presentation on 50+ of the weirdest book cover designs – by NYC designer/comedian, Patrick Borelli. And, last but certainly not least, we will conclude with the national premiere of Punchcut’s newest installment of the Typophile Film Fest, a collection of typographic film shorts.

Cancel any existing plans – this event is not to be missed!

August 25, 2009 7:00pm Died Young, Stayed Pretty. by filmmaker Eileen Yaghoobian “Died Young, Stayed Pretty” (http://www.diedyoungstayedpretty.com/) is a candid look at the underground poster culture in North America. This unique documentary examines the creative spirit that drives these indie graphic artists. They pick through the dregs of America’s schizophrenic culture and piece them back together. What you end up with is a caricature of the black and bloated heart that pulses greed through the US economy. The film gives us intimate look at some of the giants of this modern subculture.

  • Directly after the film, Eileen and the following panel of local rock poster designers will field questions from the audience, led by moderator, Tim DuRoche: Art Chantry, Dan Stiles, Guy Burwell, Mike King and Lloyd Winter

Film venue: Cinema 21, 616 NW 21st Ave., Portland, OR Cost: (members/non-members/students) Regular Price: $8.00 Student: $7.00 62+Senior: $5.00 Child: $5.00

Advance tickets available at http://www.cinema21.com/#diedyoungstayedpretty

After-party venue & bands:

Slabtown 1033 NW 16th avenue Portland, OR

Old Growth: www.myspace.com/oldgrowthmusicpdx Science of Yabra www.myspace.com/scienceofyabra2

NO COVER CHARGE

Many thanks to our gracious sponsors… * Cinema 21 – http://www.cinema21.com/ * Art Institute of Portland – http://www.aiopen.com/portland/ * Partners on Demand (sustainable printer) – www.partnersondemand.com * Professional Sign & Graphics - http://www.thesignpros.com/

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Wednesday
Aug 26, 2009
IDSA 3BY10 - Portland's Creative Community in 30 Minutes
Art Institute of Portland Industrial Design Shop

3BY10 is a monthly presentation and networking event, in which three creative professionals or students from the Portland area get ten minutes each to present a recent project, discuss a trend, or just talk about the local design scene. Talks are followed by a round table discussion and social hour at a nearby lounge. Admission is always free.

This month’s 3BY10 will be held on Wendesday, August 26, at the Art Institute's Industrial Design Shop (note this is not the main AI space -- it's on NW Couch between 8th and Broadway).

There will be an opportunity for Q&A with each of the presenters, and an optional social hour afterward, at the the nearby Someday Lounge (125 NW 5th Ave) Come join us!

This month’s presenters:

Sean Denham of Renovo Bikes

Kat Sampson of HighGear and New Balance

John Economaki of Bridge City Tool Works

Design à Trois - "You SHOULD Judge a Book By Its Cover"
Art Institute of Portland

Design à Trois

Design à Trois is a three night event exploring rock poster design, book cover design and type design. We’ll kick things off with acclaimed rock poster design documentary, “Died Young, Stayed Pretty.,” by filmmaker, Eileen Yaghoobian. Next up will be “You SHOULD Judge a Book by Its Cover” – an insightful and amusing presentation on 50+ of the weirdest book cover designs – by NYC designer/comedian, Patrick Borelli. And, last but certainly not least, we will conclude with the national premiere of Punchcut’s newest installment of the Typophile Film Fest, a collection of typographic film shorts.

Cancel any existing plans – this event is not to be missed!

You SHOULD Judge A Book By Its Cover presented by NYC designer/comedian, Patrick Borelli Come hear Patrick Borelli, NYC designer and comedian, present to you 50+ of the strangest book cover designs he could get his hands on – with a unique, comic spin only he can deliver. Patrick’s presentation includes video cameos from such book cover design legends as Stephen Heller and Chip Kidd (among others). You’ll see book cover design in a whole new light.

Cost: $10 at the door (members/non-members/students), cash or check only

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Thursday
Aug 27, 2009
Design à Trois - "Typophile Film Fest 5"
Art Institute of Portland

Typophile Film Fest 5, produced by Punchcut: “Punchcut is a user interface design company focused on the mobile lifestyle; designing handheld device, television and convergent experiences.

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Friday
Sep 11, 2009
SHIFT: A Green Salon
Pop Art Community Room

SHIFT: A Green Salon sharing and inspiring sustainable design

Calling all designers: Obsessed with finding an earth-friendly Super 77? Geek out on just how much you can fit on a press sheet? Recommend Celery Design’s “Green Graphic Design” to everyone you meet? Stoked you made that direct mail piece all digital AND got a better response rate? Believe our ultimate client is the Earth?

We want YOU to share your green ideas/solutions/materials with other hungry designers and creatives that are making communication better and more sustainable.

Submit your 5-minute presentation idea by 9/21 and we’ll select 10 of the most inspiring and interesting ones. Each designer/team will present on November 5th. The night concludes with questions and mingling.

TO APPLY: Email your presentation idea by 9/21 to Lisa Holmes, AIGA Portland Sustainability Chair, at [email protected] and include:

  • who you are
  • where you work and what you do
  • your presentation idea
  • your contact info
  • optional: send up to 3 images in a PDF

Obligatory side notes: This is not an opportunity to solicit your company’s version of the Snuggie, or anything else that isn’t relevant to sustainable design. By applying, AIGA Portland is allowed to record and post your presentation on their site and other materials.

MISSION of the AIGA PORTLAND SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE AIGA Portland’s Sustainability committee provides on and offline environments for designers and thought leaders to discuss sustainability, green practices, the future role of visual communications, and beyond.

Ticket Info: FREE Members/$5 Non-Member

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Designspeaks with Jelly Helm
The Cleaners at the Ace Hotel

AIGA Portland and 52 Limited invite you for an evening with Jelly Helm.

What’s happening with the business of advertising? What will the post-consumer economy look like? What is going on in sustainability? Jelly Helm is the first to admit that he doesn’t know. But that’s not going to stop him from speculating about it in public, to anyone willing to pay for it. In the spirit of Designspeaks, Jelly’s presentation will be full of cockamamie theories, wishful thinking and (at least some) poetry. He may also give us a sneak peek of the new work he’s done with the Oregon Council for the Humanities, and get all frothy about his newest client, Wikipedia. You’ll be anything but disappointed.

So be sure to join us, to engage with Jelly and others, and consider what has passed and what may come. Seating is limited, so please reserve your spot now.

Cost: Members: $8 in advance/$10 at the door Non-Members: $18 in advance/$20 at the door Students: $5

A selection of beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. ID required for beer and wine.

About Jelly Helm Jelly Helm is a writer, designer, film director, creative director, and teacher. His clients include Imperial Woodpecker, Oregon Humanities, Infectious Diseases Research Institute and Wikipedia. He is formerly an executive creative director at Wieden + Kennedy, and founder of W+K 12.

About Designspeaks The Designspeaks series, developed by Portland AIGA and in partnership with 52 Limited, showcases the most intriguing designers in the Pacific Northwest. Some of our guest speakers in this quarterly series will be stars and some will have managed to maintain a lower profile, but we can assure you; all will challenge you to think a bit differently about design and its impact on community. We’re continually tweaking this series as an intimate venue for the creative community to connect to others, to see what they are doing and how they’re doing it. There is no specific format for Designspeaks. Basically, it’s a small talks gathering intended to inform, inspire and engage.

Laugh. Cry. Ask questions, please. But whatever you do, join us! Won’t you?

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Tuesday
Oct 27, 2009
IxDA Portland: Design Jam Session
AboutUs

Join us for a design jam session! We will start with a description of the design problem followed by work in small groups on design ideation and solution sketches. At the end, the small groups will present their ideas and sketches back to the rest of the meeting attendees.

This is a casual, non-sponsored workshop. Feel free to bring snacks or drinks for yourself or to share.

IxDA Portland is the local chapter of the Interaction Design Association: http://www.ixda.org/

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Tuesday
Dec 8, 2009
Portland Silverlight User Group Kickoff
Fiserv Cafe

This is the first meeting of the Portland Silverlight User Group - our keynote speaker will be Vertigo (www.vertigo.com) CEO Scott Stanfield. At its core, Vertigo is a group of developers and designers working closely together to create amazing user experiences.

Scott will discuss how Vertigo uses Silverlight, Blend, SketchFlow and a handful of development techniques (“Blendability”, MVVM and View State Manager) to enable our design and development teams to move quickly and build great apps like the Winter Olympics (http://www.vertigo.com/Olympics.aspx), Sunday Night Football (http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/26393211/), and Hard Rock International (http://www.vertigo.com/hardrock.aspx).

If you’re an interaction designer, you’ll see what’s possible with Silverlight. If you’re a developer, you’ll learn better techniques to enable the designers to dial-in the fidelity they want. Or if you're just plain curious, please join us!

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Thursday
Dec 10, 2009
Designspeaks with Aaron Draplin
The Cleaners at the Ace Hotel

Tall tales from a large man. Pretty much everything from Aaron Draplin and the DDC. Presented by 52 Ltd. and AIGA Portland

Born in Traverse City, Michigan, Aaron Draplin is the sole proprietor of Draplin Design Company and created Field Notes Brand. Located in the mighty Pacific Northwest, the freedom fighters of the Draplin Design Co. proudly roll up their sleeves on a handful of projects related to the Print, Identity, Web, Illustration and Gocco Muscle categories.

Hunkered down in his “36nd year” the DDC has shipped the goods for Coal Headwear, Union Binding Company, Snowboard Magazine, Grenade Gloves, Gnu Snowboards, Ride Snowboards, Forum Snowboards, Giro Helmets, Richmond Fontaine, Chunklet Magazine, Exit Real World, Timberline, Snowboarder Magazine, Wired Magazine, Chuck Prophet, Nike, Cobra Dogs, Uncle Buck, and the Obama Administration.

Draplin promises to tell his story, show some work, talk some smack, and hawk a mountain of merch. Gonna’ be fun as hell. Be there, or be added to his ever-growing shit list. In Gary we Trust.

Be there: Thursday, December 10, 2009, 7:00pm – 9:00pm The Cleaners at Ace Hotel Portland, 403 SW 10th Ave. (Corner of SW 10th and Stark) Portland, OR 97205

Cost: Members: $8 in advance/$10 at the door Non-Members: $18 in advance/$20 at the door Students: $5

Bonus: Everyone receives free Field Notes, but you’d better bring that moth-eaten wallet. Beyond his yarn, Draplin’s got plenty to sell.

A selection of beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. ID required for beer and wine.

About 52 Limited

52 Limited provides contract freelance employees, full-time placement and custom project teams to a diverse client roster which includes: advertising agencies, design houses, interactive firms, brand marketers, health care organizations and others. With offices in Portland and New York, 52 Limited can help you find work or find talent. For additional information about the company please visit www.52ltd.com

About Designspeaks

Showcasing the most interesting designers in the Pacific Northwest, Designspeaks was developed to inform, engage and inspire. The small-talks quarterly series delivers an intimate venue intended to connect to others, to see what they are doing, and how they’re doing it. Some speakers will be household names and others will have managed to maintain a lower profile. Either way, all will challenge you to think a bit differently about design and its impact on this region.

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Friday
Dec 11, 2009
“I Don’t Think It’s A Calagator Event” PDXCritique
Harrison East Condominium

Please join us as this month’s infrequent PDXCritique goes over Chris Pitzer’s web app wireframes and compare + contrast different wireframing tools.

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Tuesday
Dec 22, 2009
CHIFOO 2010 Program Series: Scott Berkun, "Confessions of a Public Speaker"
Art Institute of Portland

5pm - CHIFOOd - Join us for dinner before the talk across the street from the Art Institute at Deschutes Brewery

6:30pm - Networking starts at the Art Institute

7:00pm - Presentation Starts

Scott Berkun, "Confessions of a Public Speaker" If you ever wonder why your wonderful ideas rarely get accepted or are compromised beyond recognition in meeting after meeting, it might not be your creative design talents that are the problem. It could be your ability to frame, shape, and pitch your ideas effectively to others. This fun, brutally honest talk, loosely based on the O’Reilly book Confessions of a Public Speaker, will give you everything you need to know to present, pitch, and sell your ideas so your world domination plans can begin.

In addition to the CHIFOO event, Scott Berkun will be making the following public appearances:

January 6, 9am - The AM Northwest television show on KATU Channel 2 He will also be in the Primetime show, which airs at 7pm on Channel 2.2 (without cable), Channel 302 if you have Comcast cable, or 464 on Verizon FIOS.

(First Thursday!) January 7, 7pm. Burnside Powell’s City of Books - Book Signing for “Confessions of a Public Speaker.” This is a free event.

About Scott Berkun: Scott Berkun is the bestselling author of Making Things Happen and The Myths of Innovation. His work as a writer and public speaker has appeared in the Washington Post, New York Times, Wired Magazine, Fast Company, Forbes Magazine, and other media. He has taught creative thinking at the University of Washington and has been a regular commentator on CNBC, MSNBC, and National Public Radio. His many popular essays and entertaining lectures can be found for free on his blog at www.scottberkun.com.

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CHIFOO 2010 Program Series: Scott Berkun, "Confessions of a Public Speaker"
Art Institute of Portland

5pm - CHIFOOd - Join us for dinner before the talk across the street from the Art Institute at Deschutes Brewery

6:30pm - Networking starts at the Art Institute

7:00pm - Presentation Starts

Scott Berkun, "Confessions of a Public Speaker" If you ever wonder why your wonderful ideas rarely get accepted or are compromised beyond recognition in meeting after meeting, it might not be your creative design talents that are the problem. It could be your ability to frame, shape, and pitch your ideas effectively to others. This fun, brutally honest talk, loosely based on the O’Reilly book Confessions of a Public Speaker, will give you everything you need to know to present, pitch, and sell your ideas so your world domination plans can begin.

In addition to the CHIFOO event, Scott Berkun will be making the following public appearances:

January 6, 9am - The AM Northwest television show on KATU Channel 2 He will also be in the Primetime show, which airs at 7pm on Channel 2.2 (without cable), Channel 302 if you have Comcast cable, or 464 on Verizon FIOS.

(First Thursday!) January 7, 7pm. Burnside Powell’s City of Books - Book Signing for “Confessions of a Public Speaker.” This is a free event.

About Scott Berkun: Scott Berkun is the bestselling author of Making Things Happen and The Myths of Innovation. His work as a writer and public speaker has appeared in the Washington Post, New York Times, Wired Magazine, Fast Company, Forbes Magazine, and other media. He has taught creative thinking at the University of Washington and has been a regular commentator on CNBC, MSNBC, and National Public Radio. His many popular essays and entertaining lectures can be found for free on his blog at www.scottberkun.com.

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Wednesday
Jan 6, 2010
CHIFOO 2010 Program Series: Scott Berkun, "Confessions of a Public Speaker"
Art Institute of Portland

5pm - CHIFOOd - Join us for dinner before the talk across the street from the Art Institute at Deschutes Brewery

6:30pm - Networking starts at the Art Institute

7:00pm - Presentation Starts

Scott Berkun, "Confessions of a Public Speaker" If you ever wonder why your wonderful ideas rarely get accepted or are compromised beyond recognition in meeting after meeting, it might not be your creative design talents that are the problem. It could be your ability to frame, shape, and pitch your ideas effectively to others. This fun, brutally honest talk, loosely based on the O’Reilly book Confessions of a Public Speaker, will give you everything you need to know to present, pitch, and sell your ideas so your world domination plans can begin.

In addition to the CHIFOO event, Scott Berkun will be making the following public appearances:

January 6, 9am - The AM Northwest television show on KATU Channel 2 He will also be in the Primetime show, which airs at 7pm on Channel 2.2 (without cable), Channel 302 if you have Comcast cable, or 464 on Verizon FIOS.

(First Thursday!) January 7, 7pm. Burnside Powell’s City of Books - Book Signing for “Confessions of a Public Speaker.” This is a free event.

About Scott Berkun: Scott Berkun is the bestselling author of Making Things Happen and The Myths of Innovation. His work as a writer and public speaker has appeared in the Washington Post, New York Times, Wired Magazine, Fast Company, Forbes Magazine, and other media. He has taught creative thinking at the University of Washington and has been a regular commentator on CNBC, MSNBC, and National Public Radio. His many popular essays and entertaining lectures can be found for free on his blog at www.scottberkun.com.

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Thursday
Mar 25, 2010
Refresh Portland
PIE: Portland Incubator Experiment

Take a deep-dive into the intersection of viral culture, mass marketing, design and technology. By studying issues like privacy protection, sustainable design, social media and virtual reality - a new consumer persona is taking shape. Sovereign Consumers are technology enabled, privacy disabled and very much aware of their value to marketers. They expect brands to deliver value and stay in-step with their values. This presentation provides practical advice for marketers on approaching the Sovereign Consumer.

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Monday
May 10, 2010
DorkbotPDX Meeting
Backspace

Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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Wednesday
May 19, 2010
WebVisions 2010
through

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

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

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

Cheers,

Brad M. Smith
Executive Director

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Thursday
May 20, 2010
Webvisionary Awards
Someday Lounge

Each year, in conjunction with the conference, WebVisions honors the most visionary, daring, and curious talent on the web by awarding them with a miniature robot. We wanted to make this award show different in every way, other than the winners receiving an award part.

This year, we have a comedian for a host, a killer DJ to supply the beat, and presentation karaoke to kick it off.

An 'A-list' group of robot lovin' luminaries will judge the awards, including typography icon Roger Black, Mark Frauenfelder of MAKE Magazine and BoingBoing.net, Merlin Mann of 43folders.com, Molly Holzschlag of Molly.com, Renny Gleeson of Weiden+Kennedy, Armin Vit of UnderConsideration, Scott Porad of LOLCATS and many others.

Oh, and did we mention that WebVisions attendees get a special 2-for-1 deal? What are you waiting for? The deadline is April 15th.

The Webvisionary Awards are sponsored by WebTrends, 52 Ltd and Hot Pepper Studios.

For more information visit: http://www.webvisionaryawards.com http://www.webvisionsevent.com

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Monday
May 24, 2010
DorkbotPDX Meeting
Backspace

Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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Monday
Jun 7, 2010
DorkbotPDX Meeting
Backspace

Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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Monday
Jun 21, 2010
DorkbotPDX Meeting
Backspace

Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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Monday
Jul 5, 2010
DorkbotPDX Meeting
Backspace

Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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Friday
Jul 23, 2010
DorkbotPDX Meeting
Backspace

** Note: DorkbotPDX will be moving to Friday this week due to another event taking place at Backspace. We'll update this shortly with further details about our special plans for the Friday night meeting. We'll be making up for the move. ;~)

Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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Monday
Aug 2, 2010
DorkbotPDX Meeting
Backspace

Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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Wednesday
Aug 4, 2010
Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) Annual International Conference
through Hilton Portland and Executive Tower

Each year, between 600 and 800 design practitioners, educators, students, business leaders and vendors working with designers from all over the world gather for IDSA's International Conference and Education Symposium. These events combine provocative speakers with practical information and solutions, as well as plenty of time for building personal and professional connections.

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Monday
Aug 16, 2010
DorkbotPDX Meeting
Backspace

Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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Wednesday
Aug 25, 2010
IDSA "3BY10" Speaking Series: Portland's Creative Community in 30 Minutes
Art Institute of Portland Industrial Design Shop

IDSA Oregon presents: 3BY10 - A chance to see what creative professionals and design students in Portland are up to, ten minutes at a time.

Doors at 6pm, and it's all wrapped up by 7pm.

This month's speakers:

Recent RISD grad Kevin Quale gives a quick overview of The Useful Object Series: a studio project that creates a collection of products carefully designed to have no specific function, leaving the user to invent a use.

Local IDSA organizer and Ziba writer Carl Alviani gives a quick summary of the recent IDSA 2010 International Conference, focusing on the impact of DIY on professional design. Plenty of photos, observations and coverage from the first such event to be hosted in Portland.

Corey Pressman of Exprima Media will give a ten minute talk on the future of mobile devices in the classroom, based on his extensive research and work with educators and major textbook publishers. What's anatomy look like on the iPad? Come and find out.

Happy hour to follow at Someday Lounge - 125 Northwest 5th Avenue btw Couch and Davis

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Monday
Aug 30, 2010
DorkbotPDX Meeting
Someday Lounge

Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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Monday
Sep 13, 2010
DorkbotPDX Meeting
Backspace

Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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Monday
Sep 27, 2010
DorkbotPDX Meeting
Backspace

Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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Wednesday
Sep 29, 2010
IDSA 3BY10: Design talks and networking with Portland's creative community
LeftBank Project

The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) Oregon presents: 3BY10 – A chance to see what creative professionals and design students in Portland are up to, ten minutes at a time. Doors at 6pm, and it’s all wrapped up by 7pm.

This month’s speaker: Elena Moon

For September 29, the 3BY10 will move to the LeftBank Project, a beautiful, eco-conscious historic renovation on Portland’s east side that’s home to a vibrant community of creative and tech start-up companies, including Sockeye Creative, Uncommon/MNML, and fMYi. LeftBank has graciously offered to host us and provide seating and projection facilities, and Widmer Brothers Brewing will supply the libations.

Also new for September, the normal 3-person format is being replaced by a single long-form presentation and discussion with user research and experience design expert Elena Moon. Elena has been conducting and acting on design research for over a decade, for clients such as Sony, Nau, Chase, Janus Mutual Funds, Microsoft, and Getty Images. This Wednesday she’ll be describing her experiences conducting effective user research under extremely tight budget and time constraints, in conjunction with Carl Alviani, who will supply the client’s perspective on one such project.

Come by and get connected with Portland’s creative community!

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Thursday
Oct 14, 2010
PDX Web Design - Javascript/jQuery
Webtrends

There was a lot of interest in having a jQuery/Javascript overview talk. Talk about the toolkit itself, have some examples, tool and web/print resources for beginners and intermediates alike.

Mike has agreed to sheriff the conversation on this topic. The Webtrends guys loved having us at the last meetup, and look forward to hosting us again! Yay us!

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Monday
Oct 25, 2010
DorkbotPDX Meeting
Backspace

Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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Monday
Nov 8, 2010
DorkbotPDX Meeting
Backspace

Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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Thursday
Nov 11, 2010
PDX Web: HTML 5
Webtrends

HTML 5 is one of the topics that seemed to pique the most interest during our initial meetups.

Laura has graciously volunteered to lead the discussion.

Also, if you're looking to learn about HTML 5 before this meetup, here are a few good resources to get started.

http://www.webhostingsecretrevealed.com/featured-articles/learn-html5-10-must-read-lessons/ http://www.w3schools.com/html5/default.asp http://html5demos.com/ http://hardboiledwebdesign.com/

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Thursday
Nov 18, 2010
Design Thinking: Integrating the Left and Right Brain for Better Decisions, Better Results
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

Everyone designs. Business people have focused on designing organizations to reliably generate profits. Today’s designers have focused on designing products and services to be truly compelling to customers. What is most compelling to customers though, is often not rational or logical. So designers have evolved effective and efficient trial-and-error approaches that recognize and accommodate rational and non-rational factors. When these heuristics have been applied to strategy and business modeling, it has produced businesses such as the Apple’s iTunes and iPod ecosystem. Design Thinking balances left brain and right brain decision-making, and when applied to strategy work often creates bigger win-wins for companies and their customers, than achievable through conventional thinking.

In this short experiential workshop, based on techniques used at HP, we will provide a brief introduction to the key concepts, break up into small teams and step through a facilitated Design Thinking exercise. At the end of the session, we will regroup to learn from each team’s experience with the process.

The Design Thinking approach is collaborative, interdisciplinary and highly relevant to anyone involved in the development of new products and services: product managers, engineers, designers, and marketers. The objective of this workshop is to provide you with the foundations of Design Thinking and launch your on-going learning on the topic.

Due to the interactive nature of the exercise, we’ll have to limit the number of registrants so register early to make sure you get to participate that evening.

A special thanks to the Oregon Technology Business Center (OTBC) for hosting this event.

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Monday
Nov 22, 2010
DorkbotPDX Meeting
Backspace

Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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Monday
Dec 6, 2010
DorkbotPDX Meeting
Backspace

Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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Wednesday
Dec 8, 2010
PDX Web: Lightning Talks!
Abstract Machines Design & Development

We're going to try something a little different for the holidays, at a different time and different location, so make a note!

Rather than a specific topic with one speaker, we're going to do some lightning talks. In a nutshell, ANYONE can stand up and do a short 5 minute presentation about any topic they wish (preferably relevant to our group, but if you really want to talk about your cats...). Every speaker will be given be 5 minutes (by clock) with a 1 minute warning before the end. Slides are allowed, but not required. Props are welcome!

Here's some ideas: * Projects you're working on * A new toolkit you're excited about * A new methodology you've developed * Books/Websites you highly recommend * A public rant/praise about our group * Hassles of writing books (hint, Dave... hint...) * Anything, really

if you've never done a lightning talk, here's a good thing to read: http://selenadelesie.com/2010/06/30/try-a-lightning-talk/

Please post/email your topic if you plan to present. We may be able to fit in 12-15 in a reasonable time.

We're meeting across the river at "Abstract Machines", off Ladd's Rose Gardens Circle and Squares. This won't be hard to get into - and a little more of a party atmosphere than our normal structure. Food and drinks are welcome/encouraged.

Abstract Machines Design & Development 1235 SE Division Suite 111 Portland, OR 97202 503-577-2311

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Monday
Dec 20, 2010
DorkbotPDX Meeting
Backspace

Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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Thursday
Jan 13, 2011
The Real Life Social Network
Webtrends

The focus of this talk isn't on Facebook, or Twitter, or Buzz - but rather how current research understands social interactions work in the real work. Specific technologies will only be mentioned as to how they all get it wrong - and more importantly - how you don't have to.

You won't want to miss this. It isn't another "Social network buzzword Twitter buzz buzzzzzz lol" talk - but real interesting research in human behavior with real implications on future UX design.

I'll be going over mostly the research presentation by Paul Adams, who works as the UX research lead for Google's social initiatives. EDIT: Apparently today he accepted a job at Facebook.

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Tuesday
Jan 18, 2011
Souk's Fourth Birthday - Free work day

Portland's Longest-Running Coworking Space Celebrates 4 Years in Business

souk turns 4 this month!

Jan 18th Tues is free work day all day (starting 9am). Wifi, workdesks, espresso... work on your own thing in the same space as other people.

3pm: open house, meet, network.

Press release: http://bit.ly/i3QyGd

Please share with your PDX networks! and

RSVP: 503 517-6900 or [email protected]

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Wednesday
Jan 26, 2011
Generate: Social Change [by AIGA Portland / design community]
KEEN Community Room

~ Evolved thinking for change ~

Design, at its core, is problem-solving. We are presented with a problem and use our talents to solve it. Design is usually thought of as a profession. However, many designers and creative thinkers are using design-thinking to solve social issues. Generate: Social Change is a platform for designers and creatives to discuss and share with other forward-thinkers who want to see a more sustainable world.

https://aigaportland.org/events/generate-social-change

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Tuesday
Feb 1, 2011
PDX Web & Design Happy Hour
Bailey's Taproom

If you're like me, you spend WAYYYY too much time in front of a computer. I think it would be great to have a monthly get together at a bar or pub to just get to know each other, have a brew, and yes, talk about the business. Real human interaction, in other words.

We meet the first Tuesday of every month.

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Wednesday
Feb 2, 2011
Moving Targets - short films from the design world
Second Story Interactive Studios

Second Story is hosting a program of short films made by designers, collaborative teams and design studios. Defined by non-commercial or self-initiated work, the collection features experimental films, music videos, interstitials, non-fiction pieces, autobiographies, trailers, PSAs, and motion-based infographics. This is a bright, kaleidoscopic, inspiring collection of short films and—while a myriad of techniques are employed—each and every selection exudes a love for creativity and design.

The program features work by: MK12, Jeff Scher, Tomorrow Partners, Mark Owens, Everynone, Secondary School, Jiaren Hui, Bran Dougherty-Johnson, PSST! Pass It On, Chris Lael Larson, goodfocus, Alex Cornell, 3 Legged Legs, Nadia Tzuo, Joe Hollier, Andrew Sloat, Rob Tyler, Feel Good Anyway…plus a few surprises!

Program curated by Second Story Interactive Studios in collaboration with AIGA.

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Thursday
Feb 10, 2011
Lightning Talk & Discussion Free for All
Webtrends

A completely chaotic, non-directed, organic discussion of our favorite web and design tools, ideas, methodologies, or anything relevant to the group. We had one of these in December (feel free to bring snacks, food, etc) and it went over very well. So well, in fact, many people have requested another sooner rather than later. So here's the deal:

We can set up a laptop on the projector and anyone who is interested can spend 5 minutes discussion and showing off their favorite tools, frameworks, projects - or just stand up and talk. Anyone interested should prepare a bit in advance, keep it short (we're serious about the 5 minute cutoff!), and let's cram as much (web and design related) knowledge as we can in 90 minute!

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Monday
Feb 28, 2011
DorkbotPDX Meeting
Backspace

Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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Monday
Mar 14, 2011
DorkbotPDX Meeting
Backspace

Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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Monday
Mar 28, 2011
DorkbotPDX Meeting
Backspace

Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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Wednesday
Mar 30, 2011
The World is Upside Down: The Impact of Design and Social Media on Politics and Society
Portland State University Rec Center – Auditorium 1

The web and mobile phones are rapidly changing how we connect to friends, family and our community, as well as with communities around the globe. It's hardly imaginable that social media tools such as Facebook and Twitter, along with mobile phones, could help to peacefully topple regimes in the Middle East and so effectively rally global support for the victims of the earthquakes in Japan.

Join a panel of web, mobile, design and social media experts as they explore the future of communication and its potential as a catalyst for positive change.

Speakers:

Jensine Larsen, Founder and CEO World Pulse Media

Carla Axtman, Blogger Blue Oregon

Carri Bugbee, Principal Big Deal PR

Dene Grigar, Director WSU's Creative Media & Digital Culture Program

Moderator: Brad Smith, Executive Director WebVisions

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Monday
Apr 11, 2011
DorkbotPDX Meeting [at Someday Lounge on 4/11, see website]
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Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

[at Someday Lounge on 4/11, see website]

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Thursday
Apr 21, 2011
Shift 6 : Engaging Presentations On Sustainable Design

SHIFT 6 is an event to inform, inspire and engage peers, clients and students about sustainable design thinking and practices. Ten presenters will briefly share their observations, ideas and even challenges in shaping the future of visual communications. This evening also includes mingling, Q&A, local snacks, and free beer with your own mug!

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Monday
Apr 25, 2011
DorkbotPDX Meeting
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Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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Tuesday
May 3, 2011
PDX Web & Design Monthly Happy Hour
McFadden's Restaurant and Saloon

If you're like me, you spend WAYYYY too much time in front of a computer. I think it would be great to have a monthly get together at a bar or pub to just get to know each other, have a brew, and yes, talk about the business. Real human interaction, in other words.

We're now meeting at McFadden's. There is plenty more space and they serve food. Generally between 10 and 30 people show up - so join the (geek) party!

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Monday
May 9, 2011
DorkbotPDX Meeting
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Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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Thursday
May 12, 2011
Fluid Design - PDXWeb & Design
Webtrends

Folks have been talking a lot lately about fluid design... allowing a website to gracefully degrade to very small pixels. Where "min-width" used to be the default, you're now seeing a lot of design starting with "max-width" (friendly for mobile and netbooks). Many tips and tricks around this one, for example: The 100% image trick (for scalable images) Utilizing media queries The 62.5% trick (sets ems to 10px, and use only % and ems) Proper text sizing for both small and large devices using % column widths rather than pixels and much more.

Kory has graciously agreed to present this long overdue talk. Anyone who has bits of experience is certainly encouraged to contribute. You don't want to miss this - it's the future of web design!

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Monday
May 23, 2011
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Wednesday
May 25, 2011
WebVisions 2011
through Oregon Convention Center

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

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

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

Cheers,

Brad M. Smith
Executive Director

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Tuesday
May 31, 2011
PDX Web & Design Monthly Happy Hour
Bailey's Taproom

PDX Web & Design

If you're like me, you spend WAYYYY too much time in front of a computer. I think it would be great to have a monthly get together at a bar or pub to just get to know each other, have a brew, and yes, talk about the business. Real human interaction, in other words. Repeats the first Tuesday of every month.

Portland, OR 97205 - USA

Tuesday, May 31 at 7:00 PM

Photo: http://photos3.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/b/3/5/8/event_16545912.jpeg

Details: http://www.meetup.com/pdxweb/events/17458545/

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Monday
Jun 6, 2011
DorkbotPDX Meeting
Backspace

Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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Monday
Jun 20, 2011
DorkbotPDX Meeting
Backspace

Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

Website
Tuesday
Jun 28, 2011
PDXW&D: Monthly Happy Hour
Bailey's Taproom

If you're like me, you spend WAYYYY too much time in front of a computer. I think it would be great to have a monthly get together at a bar or pub to just get to know each other, have a brew, and yes, talk about the business. Real human interaction, in other words. Repeats the last Tuesday of every month.

Website
Monday
Jul 4, 2011
DorkbotPDX Meeting
Backspace

Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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Thursday
Jul 14, 2011
PDXW&D: Accessibility on the Web
Webtrends

Accessibility on the web is an important, but often overlooked topic in web design and development. Making your website accessible and usable by people who are sight, hearing, or in other ways physically impaired can be a huge help to a large class of internet users. You may have done a little accessibility feature for ADA compliance, but beyond that, it's just the right thing to do, and isn't as difficult as you might think if you focus on accessibility from the start. We'll cover all sorts of accessibility, including designing for screen readers.

You won't want to miss this huge and interesting topic, and we're lucky to have two expert speakers on the topic: Winslow Parker and Lorelle VanFossen.

Winslow Parker is the Lead Adaptive Technology Specialist at the Oregon Commission for the Blind. Worked as adaptive technology trainer for 17 years. He's also worked in medical social work, pastoring and mental health fields. Winslow has been legally blind since age 20, and totally blind since age 50 (now 65). Married son and daughter; 2.1 grandchildren. He's been a Portland resident for 35 years, Oregon 37 years; also lived in Michigan, NYC and SanDiego. Bachelor’s degree in Theology; AA degree Mt Hood Community college in Computer Applications. He claims to spend way too much time using a computer and web (whatever!), and very much appreciates interest in making web pages accessible.

Lorelle VanFossen [bio coming soon]

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Monday
Jul 18, 2011
DorkbotPDX Meeting
Backspace

Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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Monday
Aug 1, 2011
DorkbotPDX Meeting
Backspace

Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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Wednesday
Aug 3, 2011
AIGA Portland The Living Principles Workshop
David Evans & Associates Inc.

AIGA Portland is holding The Living Principles Workshop on Wednesday, August 3rd. The Living Principles design framework is a catalyst for driving positive cultural change, and distills the four streams of sustainability—environment, people, economy and culture—into a roadmap that is understandable, integrated and most importantly, actionable. This event will help design/creative professionals understand and use this innovative sustainability framework.

The event, on Wednesday, August 3rd from 1:30 – 5:00 pm at the David Evans & Associates Inc., is $20 for AIGA members, $15 for student members and $35 for non-members. Please RSVP and obtain additional information at https://aigaportland.org/events/living-principles-workshop-event.

Phil Hamlett, one of the chief architects of The Living Principles, and graduate director of the School of Graphic Design at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, will lead the workshop. Through a series of engaging group challenges, attendees will apply The Living Principles to practical design problems.

AIGA, the professional association for design, is committed to advancing design as a professional craft, strategic tool and vital cultural force. With Portland already at the vanguard of sustainability dialogue, the AIGA Portland Sustainability Committee provides on and offline environments for designers and thought leaders to discuss sustainability, green practices, the future role of visual communications, and beyond.

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Monday
Aug 8, 2011
Jelly in Portland
Collective Agency Downtown

Jelly in Portland continues, every Monday. Come and work here! Alongside others. Bring friends.

Open to people who are friendly and doing some kind of work they care about, no matter what kind of work it is. Most people are usually working on website-related work or writing, or having conversations.

Look at the homepage of the website and see who we are and how you'd like to be involved. Press release here: http://bit.ly/pQOaye

Info on Jelly coworking: http://workatjelly.com

Logistics: Wi-fi, Stumptown coffee, beautiful workplace, indoor bike parking available upstairs. On the Yellow and Green MAX lines.

Expect to get as much work done as you want to, and to ask and give advice as much as you and others want to. "What are you working on?" and "What do you think of this?" (while showing a screen) are favorite questions.

If you can't make the Monday Jelly, feel free to come by any time during the week, 9-5, Monday through Friday.

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Monday
Aug 15, 2011
Jelly in Portland
Collective Agency Downtown

Jelly in Portland continues, every Monday. Come and work here! Alongside others. Bring friends.

Open to people who are friendly and doing some kind of work they care about, no matter what kind of work it is. Most people are usually working on website-related work or writing, or having conversations.

Look at the homepage of the website and see who we are and how you'd like to be involved. Press release here: http://bit.ly/pQOaye

Info on Jelly coworking: http://workatjelly.com

Logistics: Wi-fi, Stumptown coffee, beautiful workplace, indoor bike parking available upstairs. On the Yellow and Green MAX lines.

Expect to get as much work done as you want to, and to ask and give advice as much as you and others want to. "What are you working on?" and "What do you think of this?" (while showing a screen) are favorite questions.

If you can't make the Monday Jelly, feel free to come by any time during the week, 9-5, Monday through Friday.

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DorkbotPDX Meeting
Backspace

Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

Website
Monday
Aug 22, 2011
Jelly in Portland
Collective Agency Downtown

Jelly in Portland continues, every Monday. Come and work here! Alongside others. Bring friends.

Open to people who are friendly and doing some kind of work they care about, no matter what kind of work it is. Most people are usually working on website-related work or writing, or having conversations.

Look at the homepage of the website and see who we are and how you'd like to be involved. Press release here: http://bit.ly/pQOaye

Info on Jelly coworking: http://workatjelly.com

Logistics: Wi-fi, Stumptown coffee, beautiful workplace, indoor bike parking available upstairs. On the Yellow and Green MAX lines.

Expect to get as much work done as you want to, and to ask and give advice as much as you and others want to. "What are you working on?" and "What do you think of this?" (while showing a screen) are favorite questions.

If you can't make the Monday Jelly, feel free to come by any time during the week, 9-5, Monday through Friday.

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Thursday
Aug 25, 2011
August Portland Area Game Developer Interest Group (PAGDIG/IGDA) Meetup
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Come on by and hang out with interesting people and talk about game development while stuffing your face with pizza and/or beer. PAX is coming up soon, so I'm sure there will be plenty to talk about. See you all there!

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Monday
Aug 29, 2011
Jelly in Portland
Collective Agency Downtown

Jelly in Portland continues, every Monday. Come and work here! Alongside others. Bring friends.

Open to people who are friendly and doing some kind of work they care about, no matter what kind of work it is. Most people are usually working on website-related work or writing, or having conversations.

Look at the homepage of the website and see who we are and how you'd like to be involved. Press release here: http://bit.ly/pQOaye

Info on Jelly coworking: http://workatjelly.com

Logistics: Wi-fi, Stumptown coffee, beautiful workplace, indoor bike parking available upstairs. On the Yellow and Green MAX lines.

Expect to get as much work done as you want to, and to ask and give advice as much as you and others want to. "What are you working on?" and "What do you think of this?" (while showing a screen) are favorite questions.

If you can't make the Monday Jelly, feel free to come by any time during the week, 9-5, Monday through Friday.

Website
DorkbotPDX Meeting
Backspace

Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

Website
Monday
Sep 12, 2011
Jelly in Portland
Collective Agency Downtown

Jelly in Portland continues, every Monday (and really every Mon-Fri, 9-5). Come and work here! Alongside others. Bring friends.

Open to people who are friendly and doing some kind of work they care about, no matter what kind of work it is. Most people are usually working on website-related work or writing, or having conversations.

Look at the homepage of the website and see who we are and how you'd like to be involved.

Info on Jelly coworking: http://workatjelly.com

Logistics: Wi-fi, Stumptown coffee, beautiful workplace, indoor bike parking available upstairs. On the Yellow and Green MAX lines.

Expect to get as much work done as you want to, and to ask and give advice as much as you and others want to. "What are you working on?" and "What do you think of this?" (while showing a screen) are favorite questions.

Website
DorkbotPDX Meeting
Backspace

Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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Saturday
Sep 24, 2011
Vision Planning for the Community-Minded
Collective Agency Downtown

Vision planning for people who want to do something for a community.

Do you not yet have a vision statement written out, or would you like to tweak or revise? And do you say things like, "I'm hoping someone will want to contribute to my project: it is for the public good"? Then this workshop is for you.

Saturday, September 20th, 10am-12pm. Alex Linsker, Catherine Poole, and Russ Finkelstein will be the main facilitators and coaches of the workshop.

The main questions about your vision: Where are you coming from? What phrasing describes the reason why you’re doing this?

If related questions come up organically, we’ll explore. These questions are where groups like “Collective Agency” started.

Whether a website, open source project, discussion group, nonprofit startup, or something else, the main focus of the people who show up will be for the benefit of a group or groups of people (the "community"). We’ll have fun and develop a vision planning community of our own.

In 2 hours we will meet-and-greet (go around and say what we’re working on and what we’d like to happen with it), have a brief overview, then invest most of the time in one-on-one coaching in 15 minute sessions.

Coaches will each bring a vision plan for something they’ve done.

This event is free of charge. Coaching/mentoring/skill-sharing will be available here in the future with both free and paid options.

Please RSVP. Plancast is best, so people can see you're coming. Email [email protected] or tweet @alexlinsker with any questions.

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Monday
Sep 26, 2011
DorkbotPDX Meeting
Backspace

Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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Thursday
Sep 29, 2011
PDX-UX Meeting - UX & UI designers and developers user group
Thetus Corporation

Who doesn’t love to be part of something new? Join us for the very first meeting of the PDX-UX user group! This month, we’ll have three to four demos from local companies showcasing the latest techniques in UX and UI development and design. We will provide free food, drinks, networking and discussions.

Who: Anyone interested in discussing or showcasing cutting-edge user interface and user experience development and design. We’d also love to meet some exciting and motivated potential employees, so feel free to invite your talented designer and developer friends!

When: Thursday, September 29th Food and networking at 5:30 Demos start at 6:00 and will wrap up before 7:00

Where: Thetus Corporation 34 NW 1st Avenue (corner of 1st and Couch) 3rd floor Portland, OR 97209

---Google Group--- We’ll be meeting the 3rd Thursday of every month in the same location--if you’d like to join and/or you're interested in getting updates for future meetings, join our PDX-UX Google Group! http://groups.google.com/group/pdx-ux?hl=en

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Monday
Oct 10, 2011
Jelly in Portland
Collective Agency Downtown

Jelly in Portland continues, every Monday (and really every Mon-Fri, 9-5). Come and work here! Alongside others. Bring friends.

Open to people who are friendly and doing some kind of work they care about, no matter what kind of work it is. Most people are usually working on website-related work or writing, or having conversations.

Look at the homepage of the website and see who we are and how you'd like to be involved.

Info on Jelly coworking: http://workatjelly.com

Logistics: Wi-fi, Stumptown coffee, beautiful workplace, indoor bike parking available upstairs. On the Yellow and Green MAX lines.

Expect to get as much work done as you want to, and to ask and give advice as much as you and others want to. "What are you working on?" and "What do you think of this?" (while showing a screen) are favorite questions.

Website
DorkbotPDX Meeting
Backspace

Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

Website
Monday
Oct 17, 2011
Jelly in Portland
Collective Agency Downtown

Jelly in Portland continues, every Monday (and really every Mon-Fri, 9-5). Come and work here! Alongside others. Bring friends.

Open to people who are friendly and doing some kind of work they care about, no matter what kind of work it is. Most people are usually working on website-related work or writing, or having conversations.

Look at the homepage of the website and see who we are and how you'd like to be involved.

Info on Jelly coworking: http://workatjelly.com

Logistics: Wi-fi, Stumptown coffee, beautiful workplace, indoor bike parking available upstairs. On the Yellow and Green MAX lines.

Expect to get as much work done as you want to, and to ask and give advice as much as you and others want to. "What are you working on?" and "What do you think of this?" (while showing a screen) are favorite questions.

Website
Monday
Oct 24, 2011
Jelly in Portland
Collective Agency Downtown

Jelly in Portland continues, every Monday (and really every Mon-Fri, 9-5). Come and work here! Alongside others. Bring friends.

Open to people who are friendly and doing some kind of work they care about, no matter what kind of work it is. Most people are usually working on website-related work or writing, or having conversations.

Look at the homepage of the website and see who we are and how you'd like to be involved.

Info on Jelly coworking: http://workatjelly.com

Logistics: Wi-fi, Stumptown coffee, beautiful workplace, indoor bike parking available upstairs. On the Yellow and Green MAX lines.

Expect to get as much work done as you want to, and to ask and give advice as much as you and others want to. "What are you working on?" and "What do you think of this?" (while showing a screen) are favorite questions.

Website
DorkbotPDX Meeting
Backspace

Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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Thursday
Oct 27, 2011
PDX-UX User Group
Thetus Corporation

We'd like to dedicate this month's meeting to HTML5. If you want to see some great apps built by local talent and get the skinny on HTML5 and CSS3 (the good, the bad and the the ugly) then make sure to mark your calendar.

We could always use more presenters! Do you or someone you know have a great app built in HTML5 or CSS3? Then come show it off or get some community feedback!

If you would like to present but it doesn't fit into the HTML5 topic, no sweat - just let us know if you're interested in presenting!

Join our google group here - http://groups.google.com/group/pdx-ux?hl=en

Don't forget to follow us on twitter - @PDXUX - http://twitter.com/#!/PDXUX

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Monday
Oct 31, 2011
Jelly in Portland
Collective Agency Downtown

Jelly in Portland continues, every Monday (and really every Mon-Fri, 9-5). Come and work here! Alongside others. Bring friends.

Open to people who are friendly and doing some kind of work they care about, no matter what kind of work it is. Most people are usually working on website-related work or writing, or having conversations.

Look at the homepage of the website and see who we are and how you'd like to be involved.

Info on Jelly coworking: http://workatjelly.com

Logistics: Wi-fi, Stumptown coffee, beautiful workplace, indoor bike parking available upstairs. On the Yellow and Green MAX lines.

Expect to get as much work done as you want to, and to ask and give advice as much as you and others want to. "What are you working on?" and "What do you think of this?" (while showing a screen) are favorite questions.

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Wednesday
Nov 2, 2011
Design for First Person User Interfaces
University of Oregon Portland

Following in the tradition of Command Line, GUI, and NUI interface paradigms, first person interfaces continue to reduce the layers of abstraction between the digital and the real. With first person interfaces we can allow people to interact digitally with the real world as they are currently experiencing it. This allows people to navigate the space around them, augment their immediate surroundings, and interact with nearby objects, locations, or people.

First person interfaces enable people to interact with the real world through a set of “always on” sensors. Simply place a computing device in a specific location, near a specific object or person, and automatically get relevant output based on who you are, where you are, and who or what is near you.

The technology to make this happen is here today but these interfaces are in their infancy –they need design help. They need designers to care and focus on this class of software.

About the Speaker Luke Wroblewski is an internationally recognized digital product design leader who has designed or contributed to software used by more than 700 million people worldwide.

Luke is currently Chief Design Officer and co-founder of a stealth start-up. He is also an Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) at Benchmark Capital. Prior to this, Luke was the Chief Design Architect (VP) at Yahoo! Inc. where he worked on product alignment and forward-looking integrated customer experiences on the web, mobile, TV, and beyond.

Luke is the author of two popular web design books, Web Form Design and Site-Seeing: A Visual Approach to Web Usability. He has also authored many articles about digital product design and strategy. He is also a consistently top-rated speaker at conferences and companies around the world, and a co-founder and former Board member of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA).

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Saturday
Nov 5, 2011
Grub with David Kadavy, author of "Design for Hackers: Reverse-Engineering Beauty"!
Karam Lebanese Cuisine

Grub with David Kadavy, author of "Design for Hackers: Reverse-Engineering Beauty". In his book, David teaches the principles of beautiful design, taking a "reverse-engineering" approach to break down the thought process behind great design.

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Monday
Nov 7, 2011
Jelly in Portland
Collective Agency Downtown

Jelly in Portland continues, every Monday (and really every Mon-Fri, 9-5). Come and work here! Alongside others. Bring friends.

Open to people who are friendly and doing some kind of work they care about, no matter what kind of work it is. Most people are usually working on website-related work or writing, or having conversations.

Look at the homepage of the website and see who we are and how you'd like to be involved.

Info on Jelly coworking: http://workatjelly.com

Logistics: Wi-fi, Stumptown coffee, beautiful workplace, indoor bike parking available upstairs. On the Yellow and Green MAX lines.

Expect to get as much work done as you want to, and to ask and give advice as much as you and others want to. "What are you working on?" and "What do you think of this?" (while showing a screen) are favorite questions.

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DorkbotPDX Meeting
Someday Lounge

Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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Monday
Nov 14, 2011
Jelly in Portland
Collective Agency Downtown

Jelly in Portland continues, every Monday (and really every Mon-Fri, 9-5). Come and work here! Alongside others. Bring friends.

Open to people who are friendly and doing some kind of work they care about, no matter what kind of work it is. Most people are usually working on website-related work or writing, or having conversations.

Look at the homepage of the website and see who we are and how you'd like to be involved.

Info on Jelly coworking: http://workatjelly.com

Logistics: Wi-fi, Stumptown coffee, beautiful workplace, indoor bike parking available upstairs. On the Yellow and Green MAX lines.

Expect to get as much work done as you want to, and to ask and give advice as much as you and others want to. "What are you working on?" and "What do you think of this?" (while showing a screen) are favorite questions.

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Monday
Nov 21, 2011
Jelly in Portland
Collective Agency Downtown

Jelly in Portland continues, every Monday (and really every Mon-Fri, 9-5). Come and work here! Alongside others. Bring friends.

Open to people who are friendly and doing some kind of work they care about, no matter what kind of work it is. Most people are usually working on website-related work or writing, or having conversations.

Look at the homepage of the website and see who we are and how you'd like to be involved.

Info on Jelly coworking: http://workatjelly.com

Logistics: Wi-fi, Stumptown coffee, beautiful workplace, indoor bike parking available upstairs. On the Yellow and Green MAX lines.

Expect to get as much work done as you want to, and to ask and give advice as much as you and others want to. "What are you working on?" and "What do you think of this?" (while showing a screen) are favorite questions.

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DorkbotPDX Meeting
Backspace

Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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Monday
Nov 28, 2011
Jelly in Portland
Collective Agency Downtown

Jelly in Portland continues, every Monday (and really every Mon-Fri, 9-5). Come and work here! Alongside others. Bring friends.

Open to people who are friendly and doing some kind of work they care about, no matter what kind of work it is. Most people are usually working on website-related work or writing, or having conversations.

Look at the homepage of the website and see who we are and how you'd like to be involved.

Info on Jelly coworking: http://workatjelly.com

Logistics: Wi-fi, Stumptown coffee, beautiful workplace, indoor bike parking available upstairs. On the Yellow and Green MAX lines.

Expect to get as much work done as you want to, and to ask and give advice as much as you and others want to. "What are you working on?" and "What do you think of this?" (while showing a screen) are favorite questions.

Website
Monday
Dec 5, 2011
Jelly in Portland
Collective Agency Downtown

Jelly in Portland continues, every Monday (and really every Mon-Fri, 9-5). Come and work here! Alongside others. Bring friends.

Open to people who are friendly and doing some kind of work they care about, no matter what kind of work it is. Most people are usually working on website-related work or writing, or having conversations.

Look at the homepage of the website and see who we are and how you'd like to be involved.

Info on Jelly coworking: http://workatjelly.com

Logistics: Wi-fi, Stumptown coffee, beautiful workplace, indoor bike parking available upstairs. On the Yellow and Green MAX lines.

Expect to get as much work done as you want to, and to ask and give advice as much as you and others want to. "What are you working on?" and "What do you think of this?" (while showing a screen) are favorite questions.

Website
DorkbotPDX Meeting
Backspace

Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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Monday
Dec 12, 2011
Jelly in Portland
Collective Agency Downtown

Jelly in Portland continues, every Monday (and really every Mon-Fri, 9-5). Come and work here! Alongside others. Bring friends.

Open to people who are friendly and doing some kind of work they care about, no matter what kind of work it is. Most people are usually working on website-related work or writing, or having conversations.

Look at the homepage of the website and see who we are and how you'd like to be involved.

Info on Jelly coworking: http://workatjelly.com

Logistics: Wi-fi, Stumptown coffee, beautiful workplace, indoor bike parking available upstairs. On the Yellow and Green MAX lines.

Expect to get as much work done as you want to, and to ask and give advice as much as you and others want to. "What are you working on?" and "What do you think of this?" (while showing a screen) are favorite questions.

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Monday
Dec 19, 2011
Jelly in Portland
Collective Agency Downtown

Jelly in Portland continues, every Monday (and really every Mon-Fri, 9-5). Come and work here! Alongside others. Bring friends.

Open to people who are friendly and doing some kind of work they care about, no matter what kind of work it is. Most people are usually working on website-related work or writing, or having conversations.

Look at the homepage of the website and see who we are and how you'd like to be involved.

Info on Jelly coworking: http://workatjelly.com

Logistics: Wi-fi, Stumptown coffee, beautiful workplace, indoor bike parking available upstairs. On the Yellow and Green MAX lines.

Expect to get as much work done as you want to, and to ask and give advice as much as you and others want to. "What are you working on?" and "What do you think of this?" (while showing a screen) are favorite questions.

Website
DorkbotPDX Meeting
Backspace

Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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Monday
Dec 26, 2011
Jelly in Portland
Collective Agency Downtown

Jelly in Portland continues, every Monday (and really every Mon-Fri, 9-5). Come and work here! Alongside others. Bring friends.

Open to people who are friendly and doing some kind of work they care about, no matter what kind of work it is. Most people are usually working on website-related work or writing, or having conversations.

Look at the homepage of the website and see who we are and how you'd like to be involved.

Info on Jelly coworking: http://workatjelly.com

Logistics: Wi-fi, Stumptown coffee, beautiful workplace, indoor bike parking available upstairs. On the Yellow and Green MAX lines.

Expect to get as much work done as you want to, and to ask and give advice as much as you and others want to. "What are you working on?" and "What do you think of this?" (while showing a screen) are favorite questions.

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Monday
Jan 2, 2012
Jelly in Portland
Collective Agency Downtown

Happy New Year!

Jelly in Portland continues, every Monday (and really every Mon-Fri, 9-5). Come and work here! Alongside others. Bring friends.

Open to people who are friendly and doing some kind of work they care about, no matter what kind of work it is. Most people are usually working on website-related work or writing, or having conversations.

Look at the homepage of the website and see who we are and how you'd like to be involved.

Info on Jelly coworking: http://workatjelly.com

Logistics: Wi-fi, Stumptown coffee, beautiful workplace, indoor bike parking available upstairs. On the Yellow and Green MAX lines.

Expect to get as much work done as you want to, and to ask and give advice as much as you and others want to. "What are you working on?" and "What do you think of this?" (while showing a screen) are favorite questions.

Website
DorkbotPDX Meeting
Backspace

Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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Monday
Jan 9, 2012
Jelly in Portland
Collective Agency Downtown

Happy New Year!

Jelly in Portland continues, every Monday (and really every Mon-Fri, 9-5). Come and work here! Alongside others. Bring friends.

Open to people who are friendly and doing some kind of work they care about, no matter what kind of work it is. Most people are usually working on website-related work or writing, or having conversations.

Look at the homepage of the website and see who we are and how you'd like to be involved.

Info on Jelly coworking: http://workatjelly.com

Logistics: Wi-fi, Stumptown coffee, beautiful workplace, indoor bike parking available upstairs. On the Yellow and Green MAX lines.

Expect to get as much work done as you want to, and to ask and give advice as much as you and others want to. "What are you working on?" and "What do you think of this?" (while showing a screen) are favorite questions.

Website
Monday
Jan 16, 2012
DorkbotPDX Meeting
Backspace

Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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Thursday
Jan 19, 2012
PDX-UX User Group January Meeting
Thetus Corporation

January’s meeting will be devoted to UX Wireframing tools.

Damon Eckhoff will be presenting on OmniGraffle Josh Marinacci will be presenting on Leonardo Sketch

We have one more presentation slot available and we’re hoping to find someone who can talk about Axure. If you or someone you know uses this tool and can demo it for 15-20 minutes, please let us know. We’re open to including other tools as well!

Food, Beer and Networking 5:30-6:00 Presentations: 6:00-7:30 or so

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Friday
Jan 27, 2012
Global Game Jam
through Art Institute of Portland

The goal is to come together and make a video game, or non-digital game like a board game or card game. Participants rapidly prototype game designs and hopefully inject new ideas to help grow the game industry. We share a common theme and constraints. We ask participants to create a game from beginning to end in a prescribed time (maximum of 48 hours). The brief time span is meant to help encourage creative thinking to result in small but innovative and experimental games.

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Monday
Jan 30, 2012
DorkbotPDX Meeting
Backspace

Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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Monday
Feb 13, 2012
DorkbotPDX Meeting
Backspace

Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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Thursday
Feb 16, 2012
PDX.UX Group Workshop Meeting
Thetus Corporation

We are going to switch it up this month with PDX-UX's first group workshop. We'll present you with a small UX challenged interface in need of some pretty, some information design and even some data visualization skills. You and your peers will form groups and nosh on some solutions. Bring your brains and a laptop if you have one, and we'll provide the pens, giant pads of paper, food and drinks. We'll also be giving away some free books on data visualization courtesy of O'Reilly Media. Please RSVP at Plancast! http://t.co/yVvPR5qt

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Sunday
Feb 26, 2012
Dorkbot Workshop -- Open Lab
ADX

Where: ADX, 417 SE 11th, Portland When: Sunday, February 26 -- 1-5pm What: OPEN LAB!

It's open lab time again!

What is that, you ask? We provide the space (and some power outlets), and you bring the tools and whatever projects your working on. This is also a great opportunity to ask your fellow dorks for help with a project.

Also good to bring: power strips and extension cords if you have any to spare.

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Monday
Feb 27, 2012
DorkbotPDX Meeting
Backspace

Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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Monday
Mar 12, 2012
DorkbotPDX Meeting
Backspace

Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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Monday
Mar 26, 2012
DorkbotPDX Meeting
Backspace

Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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Monday
Apr 9, 2012
DorkbotPDX Meeting
Backspace

Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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Thursday
Apr 12, 2012
Game Design Lab / Book Club
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Join other people who want to learn about game design through designing and playtesting game exercises. We're currently working on exercises from chapter 2 of from Challenges for Game Designers. Get the book, try an exercise, and bring your work to test, or just show up to help playtest someone else's game idea.

Want more details? Contact Audrey at [email protected] or @spinnerin on Twitter.

Monday
Apr 23, 2012
DorkbotPDX Meeting
Backspace

Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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Monday
May 7, 2012
DorkbotPDX Meeting
Backspace

Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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Tuesday
May 8, 2012
Photoshop + Illustrator User Group
ISITE Design

Photoshop & Illustrator Users. Join fellow users for a presentation, discussion, networking and giveaway!

We focus on a level beyond absolute beginner (experience with either or both programs).

No charge to attend. No membership fees. RSVP not needed.

PRESENTATION.

"Vectors to Bitmaps and Vice Versa (Auto Trace and Rasterization)" with two professional presenters: Rick Vazquez and Nancy Wirsig McClure (using both Photoshop and Illustrator).

Plus discussion with other users: designers, photographers, UI folks, artists....

GIVEAWAYS.

Every month we give away a Peachpit book to one attendee.

This month we'll also be giving away Adobe Creative Suite. You are eligible to win this BIG prize if you attend THIS meeting AND attended a prior meeting in 2012. If you're not eligible this time, learn about the next BIG giveaway in November on our web page.

Get announcements of monthly meetings: Join the Google Group.

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Wednesday
May 16, 2012
WebVisions Portland
through Oregon Convention Center

WebVisions (http://www.webvisionsevent.com/portland/) explores the future of Web and mobile design, technology, user experience and business strategy. Speakers include Jeff White of ILM, Nathan Shedroff (author of Make it So), Crystal Beasley of Mozilla, Ross Mayfield of Slideshare, Anant Anthale of American Express, Thea Boodhoo of AKQA and others.

Register by March 30th for the Early Bird rates.

» Register online

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Thursday
May 17, 2012
PDX.UX May Meeting
Thetus Corporation

We’re back from a quick restructuring period. This month’s meeting we’d like to hear from y’all! We’re looking for three to four presenters who are interested in showcasing their latest project. Show us your work and get feedback and discussion from the audience. Whether it's a design for an upcoming project or a post-mortem on something you've just launched, we’d love to hear from you. As usual we’ll provide snacks, drinks, networking and discussions.

Who: Anyone interested in discussing or showcasing their newest user interface and user experience development and design projects.

When: Thursday, May 17th Snacks, drinks and networking at 5:30 Demos start at 6:00 and will wrap up by 7:00ish

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Monday
May 21, 2012
DorkbotPDX Meeting
Backspace

Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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Wednesday
May 30, 2012
IDSA Oregon Chapter meeting-all welcome!
Art Institute of Portland Industrial Design Shop

3BY10 is a monthly presentation and networking event, in which three creative professionals or students from the Portland area get ten minutes each to present a recent project, discuss a trend, or just talk about the local design scene. Talks are followed by a round table discussion and social hour at a nearby lounge, in this case, at Someday Lounge near backspace between Couch/Davis on 5th. Admission is always free.

This weeks line up? Mark Schoening: How ID blends with engineering. Emily Vislocky: Bauhaus University in Wiemar Germany. Kate Ertmann: How can ethnographic animation be used in product/process development?

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Monday
Jun 4, 2012
DorkbotPDX Meeting
Backspace

Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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Monday
Jun 18, 2012
DorkbotPDX Meeting
Backspace

Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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Thursday
Jun 28, 2012
PDX.UX User Group June Meeting
Thetus Corporation

This month we’re discussing the “Value of Bad Ideas.” When we create, we try to do the best work we can. There's not room for failure, but within the messy grey area of the creative process, there's plenty of room for bad ideas. In fact, bad ideas can often lead to the best solutions.

Our speaker, Ben Cerezo, helps make things simple to understand and intuitive for people to use. Ben’s background - From logo and identity development to complex application and web design, Ben has spent nearly ten years designing solutions to a variety of communications and design problems for clients of all sizes. He believes in the power of open collaboration and enjoys working with other designers, development engineers and clients, from discovery and strategy through implementation.

RSVP here: http://plancast.com/p/bv7u

When: June 28, 2012 Snacks, Beer and Networking 5:30 - 6:00 Presentation and discussion: 6:00-7:30 or so 

Where: 34 NW 1st Avenue, 3rd floor Portland, OR 97209 

Join our google group here - http://groups.google.com/group/pdx-ux?hl=en  Don't forget to follow us on twitter - @PDXUX - https://twitter.com/#!/PDXUX

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Thursday
Jul 19, 2012
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Thetus Corporation Website
Thursday
Aug 16, 2012
PDX-UX: Avoiding the Spaghetti by Henrik Joreteg
Thetus Corporation

Agenda:

  • Snacks, Beer and Networking 5:30 - 6:00
  • Presentation and discussion: 6:00-7:30 or so 

Join our google group here - http://groups.google.com/group/pdx-ux?hl=en  Don't forget to follow us on twitter - @PDXUX -  https://twitter.com/#!/PDXUX

Henrik Joreteg – “Avoiding the Spaghetti” Clientside code doesn't have to be an ugly cluttered mess. Building clean, sane, maintainable client-side applications is indeed possible. We'll talk a bit about CommonJS on the client, properly abstracting a model layer, the DOM as a dumb view layer, sharing code between client/ server and other techniques for avoiding insanity like automated static code analysis. 

Henrik is a partner and lead JS developer at &yet (http://andyet.net), a boutique web software company in Richland, WA. He's a member of a growing group of javascript developers who are blazing the trail of realtime and single-page web application development and server-side javascript. Let’s put it this way: the dude cannot shut up about node.js, backbone, and socket.io. 

He is the primary developer for &bang (http://andbang.com) and has written a slew of single-page real-time web apps using a number of technologies. He recently spoke at NodeConf and KRTConf and was a technical reviewer for O'Reilly's JavaScript Web Applications. He is the author of the popular open source javascript templating solution, iCanHaz.js and as an early adopter of Backbone.js wrote several definitive blogposts on the subject. 

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Wednesday
Aug 22, 2012
UX Book Club PDX
tenfour

Hold onto your hats, because we're reading Mike Monteiro's Design Is A Job (http://www.abookapart.com/products/design-is-a-job), a short, easy to read, essential guide for any designer, especially those who are, or thinking about, contracting.

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Monday
Sep 24, 2012
DorkbotPDX Meeting
Backspace

Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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Thursday
Sep 27, 2012
EUG IXD
Codechops

A bunch of new faces have joined EUG IXD and we hope to meet each and every one of you! We'll be meeting at the usual stellar location, CodeChops, and will hangout till 8pm to kick off the coming season. Some of us will be heading out for food and drinks afterward to continue the conversation elsewhere. Hope to see you there!

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Games 4 Change PDX: Planning Meeting
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

We have secured two venues to have regular meetings on Wednesday and Thursdays. if you have an item for the agenda, please let me know. Our current agenda is:

1. Select a regular week to have meetups each month.

2. Return to visioning goals and plan a calendar of events.

3. Enroll volunteers for talks, events, and so forth.

4. Planning for an October Game Summit to create games for NGOs and NPOs.

Agenda will be followed by announcements and mingling with PAGDIG and PIGSquad.

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Monday
Oct 8, 2012
DorkbotPDX Meeting
Backspace

Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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Friday
Oct 12, 2012
Eugene Startup Weekend
through University of Oregon, School of Law, Eugene

Take a drive, down I-5, to help your fellow Oregonian's launch Eugene's first Startup Weekend--a 54 hour event focused on building and deploying your startup ideas over a single weekend. Portlanders know this event well, but we need your help to seed the Eugene teams with good talent.

Scott Sandler of Oregon Angel Fund (OAF) will present the keynote.

Promo code for $10 off the $80 registration for Willamette Valley collaborators "SMARTUPS".

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Thursday
Oct 18, 2012
Collaborative Game Development for NGOs and NPOs
University of Oregon Portland

How can we create community based game development for social good?

Hosted by the 4th Annual Emergent Learning Commons conference.

Presenters: Valerie Egan of Donate Life Northwest Brandon Bozzi of Game It Forward Local game developers Corvus Elrod, David Galiel and Wolfgang Wozniak

Hackathons and game jams often suffer from top-down approaches led by technology rather than the needs of users and clients. We flip this by inviting NPOs and NGOs to share their missions, goals and challenges; and, one of our case studies comes from Donate Life Northwest, an organ donation non-profit seeking to update their video game Scalpel Pal.

Our panel explores ways to approach the challenges of these NPOs and NGOs through game-based design perspectives. Following the conference, we will be hosting a startup game jam, Guts for Glory, to develop games for Donate Life Northwest.

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Monday
Oct 22, 2012
DorkbotPDX Meeting
Backspace

Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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Monday
Nov 5, 2012
DorkbotPDX Meeting
Backspace

Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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Wednesday
Nov 14, 2012
UX Book Club PDX
tenfour

Come along to meet other user experience designers and discuss Don Norman's Living With Complexity. There'll be good conversation and very probably beer. What's not to love about that?

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Monday
Nov 19, 2012
DorkbotPDX Meeting
Backspace

Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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Thursday
Nov 29, 2012
Year-End Portland Area Game Development Interest Group Roundtable+Meetup
p:ear

Hello everyone, it's that time again. Yep, it's the last PAGDIG of the year.

Pizza and beverages will be provided, feel free to bring stuff to eat/drink to share or bring a couple of bucks to offset pizza costs. But all of that is strictly optional.

The roundtable discussion this month:

Managing Time While Staying Productive and Inspired: How Creative Game Developers Get Work Done

Anyone who does game development (art, design, programming, music), whether they be a full-time indie/employee or a part-time dev or student/hobbyist knows there's several fine balances we have to maintain. We split time between finding inspiration and buckling down and getting things done. We split time between the work that we care about and well, Real Life. When does looking for inspiration become detrimental distraction? When does working for hours on end become hazardous and counterproductive?

Let's all talk about how we deal with this in our daily work: how we stay focused, how we stay excited, how we budget our time and attention. I think it would be pretty educational to share and compare notes on how we all as developers of all types actually split our time up and what kind of schedules we maintain.

See you all soon!

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Wednesday
Mar 13, 2013
Semi-Permanent Portland
Gerding Theater at the Armory

Semi-Permanent's purpose is to unite and inspire the diverse and exciting creative world by bringing together a panel of exceptionally talented, globally renowned speakers via a premium event experience. Moving into its 11th year, Semi-Permanent is the most successful event of its kind in the world - born out of a desire to unite the world's creative communities.

Semi-Permanent combines speaker presentations, exhibitions and parties into a festival of creativity. A refreshing look at the current state of the art and design world - both educational and inspiring. A not to be missed event on your yearly creative calendar.

Speakers: Chuck Anderson (NoPAttern Studio, Design/art/illustration) Terry White (Adobe, Design) Rei Inamoto (AKQA, Advertising) Gary Baseman (Artist/Designer) Michael Muller (Photographer) Bradley Munkowitz (Gmunk, Motion graphics) Holly Andres (Photography) Stephen Smith (Neasden Control Center, Artist) Holly Wales (Illustration) Shawn Petersen (Instrument, Design)

Tickets: $100 (AIGA discount available). Buy here: http://www.eventbrite.com/org/3151901944

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Semi-Permanent Portland AFTER PARY
The Canvas Art Bar

After Party at 'The Cleaners' Ace Hotel will be featuring a variety of Artwork, drinks, music and good times for all. Come on down to meet the speakers!

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dMob: The Wurst

dMob is a free monthly social networking event, developed by AIGA Portland.

This month we’re hopping across the Burnside Bridge to The Wurst on East Burnside. Come hang out with your favorite designers among video games, pool tables, Skeeball, and as many pinball machines as you could desire. Grab a drink along with Portland’s best bratwurst and ’kraut. Or mix it up with a big German soft pretzel. Prost!

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dMob: The Wurst
The Wurst

dMob is a free monthly social networking event, developed by AIGA Portland.

This month we’re hopping across the Burnside Bridge to The Wurst on East Burnside. Come hang out with your favorite designers among video games, pool tables, Skeeball, and as many pinball machines as you could desire. Grab a drink along with Portland’s best bratwurst and ’kraut. Or mix it up with a big German soft pretzel. Prost!

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Wednesday
Mar 27, 2013
UX Happy Hour
Dig A Pony

A casual event for all those into talking about UX and consuming beer.

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Free: Tech+Pong @ New Relic
New Relic

How it works:

Come have a beer and (if you want to) play some ping-pong:

Do you work for a tech company in any way, shape, or form (developer, marketing, design, admin, tech student, etc.)? Do you want to be more involved in the Portland tech community? Come by and play some Ping-Pong! Or, just come by for some good conversation and a beer. Headbands, wristbands, and other such attire are encouraged.

Please RSVP so we can get a head count. How it works:

Come have a beer and (if you want to) play some pong:

Do you work for a tech company in any way, shape, or form (developer, marketing, design, admin, tech student, etc.)? Do you want to be more involved in the Portland tech community? Come by and play some Ping-Pong! Or, just come by for some good conversation and a beer. Headbands, wristbands, and other such attire are encouraged.

Please RSVP so we can get a head count.

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Wednesday
Apr 3, 2013
Tech+Pong in SE PDX
AltSource

Come have a beer and (if you want to) play some pong:

Do you work for a tech company in any way, shape, or form (developer, marketing, design, admin, tech student, etc.)? Do you want to be more involved in the Portland tech community? Come by and play some Ping-Pong! Or, just come by for some good conversation and a beer. Headbands, wristbands, and other such attire are encouraged.

This event is free but please RSVP so we get a head count: http://www.meetup.com/PDX-Tech-Pong/events/111313612/

. . . .

(Also coming soon....)

June 5th Tech+Pong tournament with two brackets:

Winners take all. More details can be found here:

http://www.meetup.com/PDX-Tech-Pong/events/111321222/

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Thursday
Apr 11, 2013
PDX Web & Design: Killing The Angle Bracket
Webtrends

Sooner or later we all have to work with HTML, despite its verbosity. Those of us who claim to love HTML may just be victims of Stockholm Syndrome, both praising yet secretly loathing it.

Basho designer John Newman is making the trek from the swamps of Florida to show us the way. In the modern world of markup preprocessors, these alternative syntaxes allow you to write simpler, cleaner, more concise code in a shorter amount of time. Certain techniques can even allow your team members who may be less-tech-savvy to contribute content directly without forcing you to wire up a WYSIWYG style CMS.

This talk explores great alternatives to plain HTML and CSS, and covers how Basho put these tools together to facilitate a painless, team-oriented approach to building sites and web apps.

Vitamin T will be feeding us pizza and recruiting for several local positions; Webtrends will give us space; and Basho is providing John.

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Friday
Apr 26, 2013
UX Happy Hour
Thirsty Lion

The 2nd ever Portland UX Happy Hour will be at Thirsty Lion. Join us for a mix of people into UX + beer + food!

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Wednesday
May 1, 2013
Tech+Pong
AltSource

Come have a beer and (if you want to) play some pong:

Do you work for a tech company in any way, shape, or form (developer, marketing, design, admin, tech student, etc.)? Do you want to be more involved in the Portland tech community? Come by and play some Ping-Pong! Or, just come by for some good conversation and a beer. Headbands, wristbands, and other such attire are encouraged.

This event is free but please RSVP so we get a head count: http://www.meetup.com/PDX-Tech-Pong/events/111321962/

. . . .

(Also coming soon....)

June 5th Tech+Pong tournament with two brackets:

Winners take all. More details can be found here:

http://www.meetup.com/PDX-Tech-Pong/events/111321222/

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

“Where should innovation start?”

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

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

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

Speakers:

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

Gene Ehrbar, Director of Mobile Solutions from ISITE Design

Sponsors:

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

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Monday
May 6, 2013
DorkbotPDX Meeting
Backspace

Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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Sunday
May 19, 2013
Hackathon for Social Good, 1636 NW Lovejoy St. Portland, OR 97209
OpenSourcery

Join web and mobile experts on Sun., May 19th at the Portland Hackathon for Social Good. Hackathons are events when programmers and designers meet to work collaboratively to build programs and applications.

The day will begin with short presentations by educators and non-profit organizations, followed by informational sessions on building sites and web applications to help benefit non-profit organizations: The Dalai Lama Center, Dress for Success, Habitat for Humanity (Re)Store and Compassion & Choices.

Register online at http://wvpdx13-hackathon.eventbrite.com

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Monday
May 20, 2013
DorkbotPDX Meeting
Backspace

Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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Wednesday
May 22, 2013
WebVisions
through Oregon Convention Center

Ground Zero for Dangerous Thinking

Explore the Future of the Web

WEBVISIONS PORTLAND // May 22-24, 2013

WebVisions explores the future of web and mobile design, digital media, UX and technology with an all-star lineup of visionary speakers, including Mark Frauenfelder of BoingBoing.net and MAKE Magazine, Ethan and Malachai Nicolle (creators of AxeCop), Carla Diana (Smart Design NYC), Jason Kunesh (Director of UX, Obama for America), Carolyn Chandler (Manifest Digital), Mark Trammell (Twitter), and more!

"WebVisions is like the medium that spawned it: unique, personal, honest, emotional and eye-opening." –Jeffrey Zeldman

Register online at http://webvisions-portland.strangertickets.com/

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UX Happy Hour

The white owl is closing for a private event so we are moving to the Green Dragon

For May, we'll be taking our beer and UX-loving selves over to White Owl in SE. Anyone with an interest in user experience is welcome, so you don't have to strictly be a designer.

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Monday
Jun 3, 2013
DorkbotPDX Meeting
Backspace

Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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Wednesday
Jun 5, 2013
2013 Tech+Pong Tournament
AltSource

Come have a beer and (if you want to) compete in the Ping-Pong Tournament:

June 5th Tech+Pong tournament with two brackets:

1) The Best of the Best (for pongers who can smash, hit, and rock their way through a pong game).

2) The Best of the Worst (for rookie pongers who just want to have fun and the thought of "spinning a slice shot" seems like something having to do with a pizza parlor). More details can be found here:

http://www.meetup.com/PDX-Tech-Pong/events/111321222/

Do you work for a tech company in any way, shape, or form (developer, marketing, design, admin, tech student, etc.)? Do you want to be more involved in the Portland tech community? Come by and play some Ping-Pong! Or, just come by for some good conversation and a beer. Headbands, wristbands, and other such attire are encouraged.

This event is free but please RSVP so we get a head count: http://www.meetup.com/PDX-Tech-Pong/events/111321222/

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Wednesday
Jun 12, 2013
Fluid images for responsive web design (Adobe User Group)
Taborspace

Photoshop & Illustrator User Group meeting.

Presentation and discussion about images in web sites — especially those with responsive design and Wordpress sites.

NO fee to attend. No RSVP required.

For location and time details, visit https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/pdx-adobe/AkDlJBqafFI

SAVE THE DATES. 
Meetings are on second Wednesday of each month. You can sign up to get announcements at the above web site.

Giveaways
We'll be giving away a book donated by Peachpit Press (everyone at this meeting is eligible for the drawing!)
Be sure to plan for our November giveaway: Adobe Creative Cloud. To be eligible, attend in November AND at least one meeting June - October. 

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Thursday
Jun 13, 2013
Portland Perl Mongers – Simple Questions Should Have Simple Answers + pdx.pm governance
Free Geek

speaker: MichaelSchwern

If a developer ever says “it’s really simple”, run and do not look back.

Developers often throw around terms like “easy” and “obvious” but what do they tell them about what to do to make something “easier” and “more obvious”? What does it tell them about whether somebody else will find something “easy” and “obvious”? Not a lot.

Giving simple questions simple answers tells how to take action to make things easier and more obvious to the casual user. Embracing the task of providng simple answers rejects the fallacy that complex implementations mean complex answers. It creates a new relationship of respect between the user and the developer; a good user can ask a simple question illuminating what people want to do, and a good developer fulfills the user’s desire for a simple answer. What does it mean to be simple?

  • How do you find it?
  • What are its benefits?
  • What happens when you don’t seek simplicity?

pdx.pm governance

Before the presentation, we'll have a short discussion about the future of the monthly group meetings as Eric Wilhelm is no longer able to be the sole organizer.

As usual, the meeting will be followed by social hour at the Lucky Lab Brew Pub.

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Monday
Jun 17, 2013
DorkbotPDX Meeting
Backspace

Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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Wednesday
Jun 19, 2013
UX Happy Hour

UX Happy Hour is a monthly drinkup for anyone interested in user experience & design!

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Thursday
Jul 11, 2013
PDX Web & Design: Alternatives to Conveying Interactive Design Concepts
Webtrends

Many of the processes and deliverables widely used in web design today have been inherited from print, or born in the early days of web design. Deliverables like static wireframes or rounds of Photoshop comps provide a muted glimpse of the experiences they are trying to represent, which often result in mismanaged expectations and wasted resources. Erin Kurtz, Substance's Experience Director, will present some of the ways we are redefining our methods and deliverables by capitalizing on the broadening skill sets of our UX, Design and Development teams to work smarter and more efficiently in our User Experience and Visual Design phases.

I'm pretty excited for this talk, as the design web field could use a bit of disruption. Thanks to Erin and Substance for presenting this talk, thanks to Webtrends for the space, and thanks to Vitamin T for catering dinner!

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Wednesday
Jul 31, 2013
Portland UX Happy Hour
Gold Dust Meridian

This month, we'll be chatting about UX and drinking/eating at Gold Dust Meridian. Even better, their happy hour runs until 8pm, which coincides nicely with our schedule! Anyone with an interest in user experience is more than welcome.

To help us give the venue a heads up about approx head count, tweet @UXHappyHour or @elea to let us know if you're in. Thanks!

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Wednesday
Aug 14, 2013
UX Happy Hour
White Owl Social Club

Ready for your August dose of UX, beer, and socialization?

We'll be meeting up again in the SE area. Whether you're a designer, dev, PM, or founder, if you have an interest in talking about user experience design, you're more than welcome!

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Thursday
Sep 12, 2013
Squawkathon
through Quimby Lucky Lab / ISITE Design

Calling all designers, programmers and eco-warriors: this hackathon is for the birds.

RSVP to hold your spot at www.squawkathon.org

Top 5 reasons to attend:

  1. Apply your skills to an important environmental challenge

  2. Meet and work with some seriously smart and creative Portlanders

  3. Showcase your talents to international marine bird scientists and the Packard Foundation, who have pioneered environmental work in sustainable seafood and beyond

  4. A monetary prize will be awarded to the winning team

  5. There'll be free food, beer and other surprises for all participants

THE PROBLEM Seabird bycatch is when birds are unintentionally captured and killed in fishing activities. Bycatch is always bad, but for endangered species with already vulnerable populations, it’s devastating. In order to address this critical environmental challenge, we need to find an ingenious way to track this bycatch. Better data collection could lead to better long-term management and protection protocols.

WHY ME? If you have design, programming, or project management chops, you can prevent the accidental death of marine birds. A monetary prize will be awarded to the winning team. Plus, there will be plenty of free food and beer.

WAIT, HOLD ON... WHAT’S A HACKATHON? A hackathon is an event where creative and tech-savvy people collaborate to build solutions for hard-to-solve problems. You’ll fit right in.

FAQs

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please direct your questions to packardx [at] contextpartners [dot] com.

Where can I find some more background on the issue?

Relevant background materials will be shared to the Squawkathon wiki as they become available: wiki.squawkathon.org

Will the David and Lucile Packard Foundation provide funding to further develop concepts?

Through this Squawkathon, the Packard Foundation is interested in surfacing ideas for efficiently monitoring marine bird bycatch. The ideas that come out of the Squawkathon will be all of ours to develop further and build on. At this point in time, the Foundation is not committing resources to the development of any particular idea, but will continue to assess whether our support could have significant impact in the protection of marine birds species. A monetary prize will be awarded to the winning team.

Do I need to come to both days?

Because we have a lot to do in a short amount of time, we are asking participants to attend both the kick-off and the day of the hackathon itself.

Is there a dress code?

Very informal. Wear whatever you work best in.

Will free food and drinks be involved?

Local beer and local food. Duh. It's Portland.

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Tuesday
Sep 24, 2013
Portland UX (+ Web and Design) Happy Hour
Rontoms

For September, UX Happy Hour is teaming up with the PDX Web & Design Meetup group (http://www.meetup.com/pdxweb/) for one big happy mix of people who make the internets a more awesome place!

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Wednesday
Oct 9, 2013
Tech+Pong
AltSource

How it works:

Come have a beer and (if you want to) play some pong:

Do you work for a tech company in any way, shape, or form (start-up, developer, marketing, design, admin, tech student, etc.)? Do you want to be more involved in the Portland tech community? Come by and play some Ping-Pong! Or, just come by for some good conversation and a beer. Headbands, wristbands, and other such attire are encouraged.

Please RSVP so we can get a head count.

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Wednesday
Oct 23, 2013
UX Happy Hour
Base Camp Brewing Co.

For October, we'll be trying out Base Camp for our monthly meeting of beer + UX-y goodness.

You don't have to be directly involved in UX or design to attend - anyone who's interested is welcome to come hang out and chat!

Also, just a heads up: our next UXHH won't be until early Dec.

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Wednesday
Nov 6, 2013
CHIFOO Presents: Three Kick-Ass Power Presentations, One Night
Connective DX Community Room

This month, CHIFOO presents not one, but THREE speakers who will quantify their own takes on Kick-Ass for us.

Part One: “Authentically Kick-Ass” with Robert Lacosse. The concept of kick-ass is, more often than not, resting precariously upon the notion of authenticity: that which is either original or conforms to an accepted norm set forth by an original. However, is it really that simple? In actuality, the term is more loaded in nature than it would appear. Authenticity is tied, as are all sought-after commodities, to economic dynamics. We’ll discuss why some products and concepts are viewed as authentic and other, tandem, items as old-hat and what that means to us as UX professionals.

Part Two: “What Should You Measure and How Do You Present It for Impact?” with Nechama Katan. Nechama will provide a process for continuous data discovery and analysis focused on metrics and measures that matter. We will explore some tools that provide self-service analytics and show how they can be used to maintain a relevant set of measures. Finally, good data is not enough, how it is presented matters.

Part Three: “Hopeful Monsters: Punctuated Equilibrium and the Post-Book Age” with Corey Pressman. The advent of hypertext and the new art of interaction design signal the dawn of a post-book epoch. We will focus on the User Experience Design opportunities this moment affords. Innovative products and features such as content-rich apps and shared marginalia will be presented, evaluated, and discussed.

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Wednesday
Dec 11, 2013
UX Happy Hour
Dig A Pony

We're back for a December UX Happy Hour right before/in between the holidays!


The spiel: UX Happy Hour is open to anyone who's interested in user experience and design. There aren't any talks or workshops; it's just us hanging out.

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Tuesday
Jan 21, 2014
Portland Startup Weekend Happy Hour
Green Dragon Bistro & Brew Pub

Join us for a fun evening and:

  • Meet some of our sponsors, organizers, alumni and other people who are interested in Startup Weekend.

  • Find out about the two upcoming Startup Weekends: Startup Weekend Access and Portland Startup Weekend.

  • Hear tips on how to get the most out of your Startup Weekend experience

  • Get ahead of the curve by making connections early

This event is open to anyone who is interested in Startup Weekend

Snacks will be served

If you have any questions, email [email protected]

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Tuesday
Feb 4, 2014
Building Community Through Mobile [Innovation in Motion}
Puppet

How does social media content, advertising and design factor into the growth of mobile communities?

Join us for this event.

Free beer and food, smart speakers, good networking.

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Friday
Feb 7, 2014
CANCELED - Startup Weekend Access
through Portland Development Commission

Use discount code " calagator "for a 25% discount. http://bit.ly/1ioWhHi

Startup Weekend focused on making entrepreneurship more accessible to everyone. Our mission is to create an environment where anyone can innovate together. We're focusing on accessibility to provide better access for people with disabilities and fluid collaboration amongst every participant. An appropriate accessible environment with the necessary auxiliary aids support services will be provided!

Startup Weekend’s a 54-hour event where aspiring entrepreneurs, developers, designers, marketers, product managers, and entrepreneurs of all abilities come together to share startup ideas, form teams, build products, and launch startups. Essentially, it’s a crash course in entrepreneurship that lets you experience what it’s really like to build and launch a startup.

Whether you have an idea for a new mobile app that will make your life easier or just want to learn more about entrepreneurship, we encourage you to attend.

Why? The statistics are clear, people with disabilities are not only less likely to be employed, but also less likely to pursue entrepreneurship. We hope that Startup Weekend Access will ignite your entrepreneurial spark!

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Friday
Mar 14, 2014
Code + Cocktails
TILT Pearl District

Sick of the standard pizza and beer circuit? Try out Code + Cocktails in the Pearl. All languages and skill levels are welcome. Come by to work on your favorite project, or come to meet fellow geeks in PDX. Most importantly enjoy a fine cocktail + killer food.

Location: https://foursquare.com/v/tilt/5220b69811d2faed4a8b484e It has plenty of outlets and outstanding wifi. If you can't drink, do not worry they serve ristretto roasters coffee.

If you have questions hit up: @chrishough | @kathrynhough

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Thursday
Mar 20, 2014
AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) Open House at Nemo Design
Nemo Design

This year AIGA celebrates one hundred years of excellence in design. Help kick off the Centennial with a champagne toast, hors d'oeuvres, and dessert at our annual Open House. We'll be gathering at Nemo Design Studio, together with Portland's best designers and design advocates, to discuss the upcoming celebrations - nationwide and in our hometown - and to share in a conversation on the future of design.

Join us for some happy hour mingling, then listen to exciting plans for the upcoming year. The rest of the night, you’ll have the chance to chat one-on-one with board members, pick the brains of volunteers, and find out more about AIGA's role in the Portland community.

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Tuesday
Apr 1, 2014
UX Happy Hour
White Owl Social Club

For April, we'll have 2 copies each of Lean UX and Designing Multi-Device Experiences to give away, first come first serve!


To help us figure out how much space we need, you can optionally RSVP.


UX Happy Hour is a monthly gathering of designers, researchers, developers, and anyone else interested in chatting about user experience.

As the name might indicate, it's just beer and hanging out!

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Thursday
Apr 10, 2014
Portland Startup Weekend Pre-Party
Green Dragon Bistro & Brew Pub

Portland Startup Weekend April (PDXSW) is fast approaching!

Help us kick things off with a pre-party!

Join us at the Green Dragon Barrel Room on Thursay April 10, 2014, 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT).

We’ll provide snacks and share some startup weekend-style fun. Get ahead of the game by beginning your networking early, getting feedback on your pitch idea, and hearing tips on how to get the most out of your Portland Startup weekend experience.

  • Learn more about PDXSW

  • Hear tips on how to get the most out of your PDXSW experience

  • Get ahead of the curve by making connections early

For more information about Portland Startup Weekend, visit portland.startupweekend.org

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Saturday
Apr 12, 2014
TEDxPortland
Keller Auditorium

Enjoy us for a day filled with inspiration and ideas worth spreading!

14 live talks, 4 TED.com talks, 3 performances, happy hour, and post-event party at Keller Park. Don't miss out!

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Tuesday
Apr 15, 2014
Designing a UX Career Panel
Thetus Corporation

Join PDX-UX and a diverse panel of user experience designers as we discuss the realities of UX design work and how to prepare for, cope with, and celebrate our growing field.

Our panel includes:

Derek Keevil, Principal UX Design Consultant at The Hat Sharpener

Verne Lindner, Senior Designer at Puppet Labs

Søren Muus, Director of Experience Design at Urban Airship

Paul Souders, Director of Design at OpenSourcery

Networking and refreshments start at 6p and the panel starts at 6:30p.  Co-organizer Tom Quick will lead the discussion with plenty of time for questions at the end. 

Just starting out or want to learn more about a career in UX?  Check out the User Experience Careers report by PDX-UX member Susan Farrell and UX pioneer, Jakob Nielsen.

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Thursday
May 1, 2014
Startup Skook PDX
PSU Business Accelerator

Imagine being able to go from idea to prototype in 3 hours. In an easy, simple and intuitive process that anyone can do. No tech or design experience needed.

Tickets are required, get 50% off using the code 'SKOOL50'

Jose Caballer, Chief Education Officer for The Skool will be sharing The Skool OS CORE framework for rapid product definition in a hands on workshop.

You will walk away with the following:

  1. Core Product Statement: What your product does, for who it does it for, how it does it and what value it provides.

  2. Core Customer Profiles: What problem they have and what features they need to solve it.

  3. Core Features: A prioritized list of what features you should build first.

With these 3 things defined, the design of your smartphone app, SAAS platform or media startup will be a breeze.

As a bonus Jose will show real life examples of how startups here in Portland are using The Skool OS CORE to help them execute in "Hi Fidelity" and "Hi Velocitity".

This hands one worksessions can't be missed if you need a framework to take the guesswork out of your startup, help you avoid painful mistakes and disagreements between you and your team.

As a extra bonus Jose will share the Skool OS CORE workbook and 13 free videos showing a real life example of the Skool OS CORE being installed in a real company.

TICKET REQUIRED, GET 50% OFF WITH THE CODE 'SKOOL50'

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Wednesday
May 7, 2014
WebVisions PDX
through Oregon Convention Center

WebVisions explores the future of web and mobile design, UX, digital media and technology with a badass lineup of speakers: Maria Giudice (Facebook), Tomer Sharon (Google), Internet legend Tim Bray, Brian David Johnson (author and Intel futurist), John Carlin (Funny Garbage) and more!

Early Bird rates end March 26!

Register today!

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Thursday
May 8, 2014
UX Happy Hour, Portland
Bye and Bye

For May, we'll be giving some UX love to Northeast for the first time! To help us figure out how much space we might need, you can optionally RSVP.


UX Happy Hour is a monthly gathering of designers, researchers, developers, and anyone else interested in chatting about user experience.

As the name indicates, it's just beer and hanging out!

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Tech/Design Social Over a whisky tasting? Yes, indeed!
Voicebox Karaoke SE

In an attempt to bring the tech and design communities together, this is a fun idea to do a whisky tasting given that WhiskeyFestNW is coming up this same weekend. This event isn't affiliated with that, it's a standalone event, sponsored by Compass Box Whisky, who just won Innovator of the Year award from the World Whisky Awards 2014. And, it's FREE!

In the spirit of innovation, tasting the perfect melding of technology and design, come on out and meet some new people and try a few whiskies.

This is pure socializing, though there are experts on hand to answer all of your questions. This craft blending company was a startup, just like any startup and it's inspiring to see companies really succeed in getting their product to market. Heck, you might learn something or just get drunk. Either way, see you there. FREE!

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Thursday
May 15, 2014
PDMA Learning and Networking Event -- “USER EXPERIENCE: WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL?”
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

“USER EXPERIENCE – WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL?”

PDMA Learning and Networking Event

Thursday, May 15, 2014

6:00 - 8:00 PM

Join PDMA for an interactive discussion with seasoned local Designers and Product Managers on how their experiences at the junction between design and product have driven business results. What do Product Managers need to know about UX and how do Product Managers and UX Designers effectively work together? How can Product Managers incorporate best UX practices into their daily lives? We hope you can join us to explore this exciting topic!

Panelists:

Clodine Mallinckrodt—Manager of Planning Analytics,

Providence Health and Services

Clodine is passionate about the communication and architecture of information - especially in the design and delivery of tech-based products and services. From Wall Street to MarCom Way, Clodine's varied background spans agency-based, vendor-side and strategy consulting work. Her career has touched: •Data and Business Intelligence •Interactive Media and eLearning •Web App & Software Development •Localization •Program & Change Management •Management Consulting

Currently, Clodine is Manager of Planning Analytics at Providence Health & Services, one of the top 20 integrated healthcare delivery systems in the U.S. Her specialized team delivers both quantitative and qualitative Market Intelligence in support of Oregon Region Strategic & Business Planning. This work supports the organization's response to healthcare transformation. She is also helping to develop Providence Consumer Segments, and is a GE-certified Change Facilitator. As of 2014, Clodine is Program Co-Chair for CHIFOO.org, the Computer-Human Interaction Forum of Oregon.

Margi Waite – Senior Product Manager, ADP Dealer Services

In her current role as Product Owner at ADP Dealer Services, Margi is responsible for delivering Common Services for new products being introduced in 2014. In this role Margi partners with UX every step of the way from research to design to UX testing and application development. Margi has over fifteen years’ background managing B2B products including CRM, ERP, and Financial Services software, and has always been a strong advocate of UX as she considers it essential to the success of her Products.

Mike Lonergan -- Interaction Designer and Systems Engineer

Intel Security Group

Mike is an Interaction Designer, Product Owner and Systems Engineer for a suite of business apps in the Intel Security Group at Intel. He handles the requirements, mockups, prioritization and acceptance testing for all aspects of the site design, and factors every user's needs in the interactions, information and visuals that help them achieve their goals. Mike designs apps and processes down to the least cripplingly necessary overhead, and dreams of the day when his smartphone will recognize him half as well as his dog.

Schedule:

6:00 – 6:30pm: Gathering / Networking / Refreshments**

6:30 – 6:45pm: Announcements (upcoming events, who’s hiring, etc.)

6:45 – 7:30pm: Panel Discussion

7:30 – 7:45pm: Q&A / Open discussion

7:45 – 8:00pm: Networking

Cost:

$10 on-line registration prior to the event **

$15 at the door

A discount is available for PDMA members.

To register online, click the website above

** Note: This is a no-host event. The complete Lucky Lab food and drink menu is available. Grab a cold ale & bite to eat - and bring a friend or colleague to add to the discussion!

The Product Development and Management Association (PDMA) is the premier global advocate for product development and management professionals. The Oregon chapter's mission is to help local professionals and organizations to identify, develop, and launch more innovative and profitable products and services through cross-industry collaboration, thought leadership, and the sharing of best practices and practical knowledge. For more information about the Oregon Chapter of the PDMA, please contact: David Nash, Chapter President, at [email protected].

We encourage everyone in Oregon who is interested in the Product Development Manager's Association to become a member of the National PDMA. For a great explanation on the benefits of membership in the PDMA, click [] (http://www.pdma.org/p/cm/ld/fid=171).

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Friday
May 23, 2014
DevSigner
through Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

The Portland Drupal scene is alive and well and local frontend developers are planning a collaborative event for all things design-related: DevSigner. DevSigner will bring together technology-oriented designers and invite them to share their expertise, helping them take Drupal frontend development to the next level. This is an opportunity for frontend devs to come together and learn from professionals beyond their spheres and explore new artistic directions for Drupal development, both classical and technical. This event will help creators expand their horizons through workshops and speaker presentations, as well as educate designers who would like to start creating for the web.

We are still looking for sponsors for this event. If you'd like to help support the first ever DevSigner, visit our website!

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Thursday
May 29, 2014
UX Portfolio Review
Thetus Corporation

Want some expert eyes on your UX portfolio?  

Join us for a portfolio review session where you can get valuable feedback on your UX portfolio, resume, or case studies from UX hiring experts.

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Tuesday
Jun 10, 2014
UX Happy Hour
The Sweet Hereafter

For June, we'll return to Southeast. To help us figure out how much space we might need, you can optionally RSVP.


UX Happy Hour is a monthly gathering of designers, researchers, developers, and anyone else interested in chatting about user experience.

As the name indicates, it's just beer and hanging out!

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Thursday
Jun 12, 2014
Ziba Panel Series: The Service Economy
Ziba Auditorium

Our economy has become a service economy. The shift away from manufacturing has been happening for some time, but lately the pace of change is increasing. New offerings make it easier and cheaper for individuals to become service providers, and expanding networks are changing the business landscape day by day. The level of coherency consumers demand across an ever-increasing range of digital and analog interactions is on the rise, too. Established businesses complain of being internally siloed, or not nimble enough to keep up; agile startups struggle to escape price wars in commodified industries. The challenge for organizations large and small is actually the same: how do we connect better? How can we mean more?

The answer lies in understanding the nature of change, which our panel will investigate:

--How can businesses learn to identify when change presents opportunity?

--What does it take to continually understand and adapt to changing customers?

--How do businesses know what to change to stay relevant?

Innovation is essential to meeting today’s challenges through new services or reimagining mature offerings. The changes demanded aren’t limited to improving existing service offerings: innovation is the crucial ingredient to keep meeting changing markets and improve bottom lines, online or in person. We hope you’ll join us for our discussion about what it means to keep up (and forge ahead) in the service economy.

PANEL MEMBERS:

Katie Dill, Head of Experience Design Airbnb As the Head of AirBnB's Experience Design, Katie leads the interaction and visual design team defining Airbnb’s digital products and services. She joined AirBnB from Greenstart venture design where, as a Partner and Creative Director, she worked with early stage startups to design their user experience and brand strategy. Katie's expertise includes interaction and industrial design, business strategy and user research.

Cliff Kuang, Senior Editor WIRED Cliff is an articles editor at WIRED, where he oversees design coverage in-print and online. He also oversees WIRED's homepage and its business coverage online. Previously, he was design editor at Fast Company, where he founded its award-winning spin-off site, Co.Design.

Cale Thompson, Creative Director Ziba Design Cale Thompson is a creative director at Ziba, providing relevant and compelling insights that inspire, inform and affect innovative products and services. He leads multidisciplinary teams of designers and researchers to develop innovative new experiences for businesses.

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Monday
Jul 7, 2014
UX Happy Hour
Dig A Pony

It's July, and you've just gotten back from your long weekend. Because we're all nerds UX-loving people, let's head to Dig a Pony and share some beverages and laughs.

To help us figure out how much space we might need, you can RSVP. (But it's totally optional and you can just drop on by, impromptu.)


UX Happy Hour is a monthly event open to anyone interested in talking about user experience design.

There are no talks or presentations; it's just a casual gathering of designers, researchers, developers, and more!

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Tuesday
Aug 12, 2014
UX Happy Hour
The Bluehour Restaurant

August means we're rotating back to the Pearl! Come hang out with a bunch of UXers (or UX enthusiasts) and enjoy some tasty beverages after work.

To help us figure out how big a table we need at Bluehour, you can optionally RSVP.


UX Happy Hour is a monthly event open to anyone interested in talking about user experience design. There are no talks or presentations; it’s just a casual gathering of designers, researchers, developers, and more!

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Monday
Sep 8, 2014
FutureTalk Summer Series with Eryn O'Neil
New Relic

Programmers Can UX Too

Programmers have a bad reputation when it comes to UX, but it’s time to set the record straight: It isn’t because we don’t care! It’s because we fall in the trap of thinking we can design a user interface and write it at the same time when, the truth is, these processes require different kinds of thinking. But learning how to unlock that part of your brain is worth it– and you’ll be surprised at what you already know. From one developer to another, this talk will discuss why you should think critically about the interfaces you write and give you some strategies you can start applying right away.

This talk is aimed at developers, both front-end and server-side, who implement user interfaces but may not have training in UX. And the truth is, ALL programmers implement user interfaces; sometimes the user is another developer (in the case of an API) or a more advanced user (for a command-line tool), but all software has its users.

Doors will open at 5:30, and the presentation will begin right at 6p. The food and drinks are provided by Bellagios and New Relic.

Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

Eryn O'Neil is a PHP web developer (LAMP, naturally) and technical lead at Clockwork Active Media in Minneapolis, MN. There, she has worked on everything from e-commerce to online promotions to building a CMS. Her philosophy? Simple: Write software that’s easy to maintain and even easier to use. Based in Saint Paul, MN, Eryn spends most of her free time swing and blues dancing, rock climbing, and wishing it weren’t snowing.

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

Thursday
Sep 18, 2014
UX Happy Hour
Harvester / Ground Breaker Gastropub

For Sept, we're going gluten-free at Ground Breaker (formerly known as Harvester) Gastropub in Southeast.

To help us figure out how much space we need, you can optionally RSVP.


UX Happy Hour is a monthly event open to anyone interested in talking about user experience design. There are no talks or presentations; it’s just a casual gathering of designers, researchers, developers, and more!

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Thursday
Oct 16, 2014
Quick Left Portland Grand Opening
Quick Left

Stop by for a sneak peek of Quick Left's newest office in Portland. We'd love for you to join us for food, drink and mingling with the Quick Left and Sprint.ly crew. For those of you who don't already know, Quick Left crafts outstanding web and mobile applications and we also operate Sprint.ly, a development management platform designed to power a more productive relationship between teams and their managers. We are excited to meet you and have the developer, design and startup community check out our new space in the historic Hamilton building this October!

Register here: http://quickleft.com/blog/quick-left-portland-grand-opening-par-tay

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Friday
Oct 17, 2014
CrowdSource Summit: A conference for emerging web professionals
through Red Lion Hotel on the River, Jantzen Beach

CrowdSource Summit, presented by the Higher Education Web Professionals Association, is a new conference for college and university students who want to explore the many possibilities that "working on the Web" encompasses.

We'll focus on the multidisciplinary nature of Web work, moving beyond the tools and the technology to look at the human side of creating online experiences. We'll look at the WHY.

Strong speakers

Session topics include accessibility, usability, user experience, mobile interfaces, content strategy and how the web is being used to conquer the digital divide.

Registration

Registration is only $50 and includes a t-shirt, a keynote, several really amazing sessions, and great networking opportunities. There are hotel rooms available to make attending the Saturday sessions easier!

Discounts available

Group discounts are available; email [email protected] for details.

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Wednesday
Oct 22, 2014
UX Happy Hour
Dig A Pony

It's October and we're reconvening at Dig A Pony!

To help us figure out how much space we need, you can optionally RSVP.


UX Happy Hour is a monthly event open to anyone interested in talking about user experience design. There are no talks or presentations; it’s just a small casual gathering of designers, researchers, developers, and more!

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Thursday
Nov 20, 2014
UX Happy Hour
Swift Lounge

November means rotating over to the Northeast neighborhood and trying out Swift Lounge!

To help figure out how much space we might need, you can optionally RSVP.


UX Happy Hour is a monthly event open to anyone interested in talking about user experience design. There are no talks or presentations; it’s just a casual gathering of designers, researchers, developers, and more!

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Wednesday
Jan 14, 2015
UX Happy Hour (with free drinks!)
There Be Monsters

We're ramping it up for 2015 and kicking off the first UX Happy Hour of the year with the help of Campaign Monitor, which means free notebooks, stickers, and drinks!

To help make sure we'll have enough space & refreshments, please RSVP beforehand.


UX Happy Hour is a monthly event open to anyone interested in talking about user experience design. Come to trade stories and meet other designers, developers, researchers, and more!

Also, if you're interested in sponsoring our other happy hours this year, just get in touch. Thanks!

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Wednesday
Jan 21, 2015
Refresh Portland - Ballin' on a Budget
ThinkShout

Join us January 21st at 6:30pm!

Our TopicVirgin America. The New York Times. Apple. All three are design leaders and have beautiful websites.

Unbeknownst to many of us, they also have gigantic design teams, amazing product or content, and seemingly unlimited budgets - things most of us designers don’t have.

After spending several years designing large-scale responsive websites for Fortune 500 companies with mega-budgets, I now specialize in design for progressive non-profit organizations. The good news is that we can still create kick-ass design for any budget as long as we utilize solid design fundamentals, great communication, and a few tricks up our sleeves.

Some points that I’ll be covering in this talk are: How to effectively iterate on concepts Time-sucks in the design process and how to fix them Great time-saving open source tools Better communication with developers and clients

Our Presenter, Josh Riggs Josh started his UX design career back in ’02 just like most other designers - by creating a website for his metal band. Since then, he’s been a designer for various interactive agencies, a mega health care conglomerate, and an entertainment-focused Drupal consultancy.

He’s currently the Lead UX Designer at Portland-based ThinkShout, where he puts his design skills to work for non-profit organizations doing good in the world. Originally from Florida, Josh was lured to Portland by Pok Pok’s chicken wings and Blue Star’s donuts. He likes cold weather, long-exposure photography, and has a female dog named Frank.

Our Venue, ThinkShout Thanks to ThinkShout for hosting us this month! They are located at 433 NW 4th Ave, Portland OR 97209, Suite 100.

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Monday
Feb 2, 2015
PDX Startup Week: Uncorked Studios Open House
Uncorked Studios

We are a product design agency born at P.I.E here in PDX. Many of our clients are startups, as are people we enjoy sharing office space with - Contagious, Ushahidi and more to come. Stop by for snacks from Olympic Provisions, adult beverages and to swap stories about all things startup.

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Tuesday
Feb 17, 2015
UX Happy Hour
Night Light Lounge

This month, we'll be at Night Light and have a few books from Rosenfeld Media to give away, along with some free dot grid notebooks.

To help us figure out how much space our group needs, please RSVP.


UX Happy Hour is a monthly event open to anyone interested in talking about user experience design. Come to trade stories and meet other designers, developers, researchers, and more!

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Wednesday
Feb 18, 2015
Toolbox for Learning Design
Hatch

This interactive workshop will help you create your own toolbox for making learning experiences of any kind. Learn how to create takeaways (handouts, worksheets), amazing slide decks, emphasis with voice and tone, games, interactive group experiences, and more. Learning experiences aren’t just workshops – they’re panels, talks, demo’s, pitches, your business card and website… you name it. You’ll learn how to pull out the right tool at the right time to create a successful, engaging learning experience for any audience.

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Friday
Feb 20, 2015
Design Thinking Workshop Kickoff for World IA Day-FREE!
XPLANE

Only 20 tickets open to the public! XPLANE invites you to a special Visual Thinking School for World Information Architecture Day. XPLANE consultants and designers will share some methods for assessing your audience needs and organizing information through visualization, and co-creation, as well as people-centered design. Join XPLANE for this highly-interactive session where we will architect the information within the Jar of Whimsy. Time: 6-8 with time after for mingling and Q +A Facilitators: collaborative team approach, Cynthia Owens Sr Consultant, Roel Uleners Creative Director, Jacob O'Brien Senior Designer, Matt Morasky Consultant/ACD

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Meet+Hack with the creator of the Wake Programming Language
Ava's Roasteria

Come and bring your laptop, grab coffee, and meet Mike Fairhurst, creator of the Wake programming language.

Learn about, write in, or guide the design of the Wake programming language at an informal hack night.

While hanging out, we'll go over - features we want to add to the language - problems we're trying to solve - prioritizing next steps to code up - talk about what we want from a standard library

Brave coders can spend some time working on the compiler (written in C++), while eager ones can try writing things in Wake to provide valuable feedback. Either way, work directly with Mike as questions come up to ensure its smooth sailing!

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Saturday
Feb 21, 2015
World Information Architecture Day 2015 SOLD OUT, but watchwiadpdx.com for livestream
The Left Bank Annex, Portland Oregon

WORLD IA DAY - ARCHITECTING HAPPINESS THROUGH DESIGN THINKING - FREE!

Our world is increasingly made of information, yet so much of that information is not as clear or accessible as it could be to those it is intended for. Every organization out there seems to say that they want to make their users happy, but who is really delivering on those promises? Who is really architecting for happiness?

On February 21, 2015 we want to ask the world to help us uncover answers to questions we believe to be critical to the future of what Information Architecture is and how we practice it:

Can information affect happiness? How can we best architect structures for information that promote happiness? What work are organizations doing to bridge the gaps we face as we transition from a primarily analog to a primarily digital way of life? What does Information Architecture actually mean?

Agenda:

9:00 - 10:00 Spencer Williams, Architect and City Planner, Futurewise

Social Architecture and City System Design: Integrated, Iterative And Intuitive Placemaking

In this talk, we'll examine why current city systems have the designs they do and what kind of information is required to plan for people. Information Architecture and Architecture itself are synonymous. What makes being in a building, a city, a community, or a body so rewarding is how that information is communicated and the response gleaned from those experiencing it. This talk covers information-as-architecture, cities that are more than a collection of just these objects (sidewalks, intersections, etc) and what we can learn about this planning process that can be applied to nearly any industry.


10:00 - 11:00 Thubten Comerford, Co-Founder of Pitchlandia, Founder & CEO of WePost Media

Optimal Sequencing - Human Interaction Design

Designing success in life and business through the strategic sequencing of interpersonal communication.


11:00 - 12:00 Jose Caballer Chief Education Officer, The Skool + Director of Digital Strategy, Blind and Chris Do Co-Founder, The Skool + CEO and Creative Director, Blind

Designing Powerful Facilitated Work Sessions

Brainstorming doesn't work. This talk is focused on how to design powerful, effective work sessions, which result in high-fidelity team interaction and create happiness for all involved. The most important takeaway will be how the design of the agenda extends beyond the work session, which will reveal techniques you can use right away. For example; shifting from follow-up design tasks to design experiments can be seen as a happier way of producing more innovative solutions. We will explain the best ways to document and track your ideas to help them become reality by engendering ownership from each team member and instill confidence across all stakeholders.


1:00-2:00 Sara Stowe, PHR; Talent Acquisition Manager, Smarsh

Culture Fit: More Than A Feeling

A bad hire is costly—financially as well as the impact on happiness and morale within the team. When we look back to understand what went wrong, it’s unlikely that the person wasn’t qualified or had the necessary skill set. More often, it turns out that they weren’t a “fit.” How can you really predict if someone is going to fit in and be successful? Does success at one company mean success at yours? Interview teams struggle to properly assess fit, and often rely on their “gut feeling.” Intuition is hard-wired for our survival, yes, but we’re also fallible human beings who have history, culture, experience, context which creates bias and, in hiring, makes the talent pool even more shallow. Understanding and articulating your company’s culture is at the crux of developing an approach to identify culture fit and the potential for success. It is the foundation of a structured approach to assessing talent, employer brand, engagement, talent development and performance feedback. Sara will walk you through her experience at Smarsh as they embarked on developing a program to assess fit, where “not-a-fit” trumps experience every time.


2:00-3:00 Rain Dove, Androgynous Supermodel and Public Figure, Major Model

Identity Design: Breaking The Binary Gender Code

Genderqueer Supermodel Rain Dove will help audiences become more aware of identity design through a look at binary gender identity ('he' and 'she'), its origins and why this form of social design is no longer relevant. This person will discuss implementation of a new system of gender identity, which exposes the advantages of designing one's own identity and thus engagement with the world around them


3:00-4:00 Ken Rubin,VP Culinary Training, Rouxbe Online Cooking School

Not Enough Cooks In The Kitchen: Curating Food Culture with Technology & Design

How does technology and information design around food impact how we cook and eat? In a world marked by an increasing sense of culinary culture amnesia, cooking is a lost art and many have a fragmented and distant relationship to food. So, the world needs more cooks - people who craft their world through a lens of food, cooking and eating. Cooking is not only a potent symbol of empowerment, it is among the most human of all acts that stands at the center of an opportunity for widespread social impact. An increase in cooking has innumerable positive outcomes for individuals, communities and our planet. As an example, cooking literacy is at the core of how we will solve our public health and chronic illness crisis. In designing learning technologies and educational experiences to build confidence in the kitchen, I am on a mission to (re)produce food culture through active participation and engagement with others.


4:00-5:00 Joshua Burkhow, Global Ops. Performance Management & Analytics, Nike

We Need All The Help We Can Get: Analytics For Happy People

One form of happiness is having the confidence to make fact-based decisions, but when there's so much data thrown at us, how can we make sense of it, regardless of our professional industries? Believe it or not, there is a shortage of Information Professionals and so we'll share what kind of valuable work these people do, how you can employ the best practices, even if you're a solopreneur and how best to organize data research. We'll leave you with key techniques that can be enacted before leaving this conference.


5:00-6:00 Cynthia Owens, Senior Consultant, XPlane

What the F*CK is IA?: Learn About IA Through Visual Thinking

After a day of sessions, we will discuss some key visual thinking concepts and develop a PDX-specific answer to that compelling question. Learn how visual thinking will help make the practice of developing IA delightful.


6:00-7:00 Charles Adler-KEYNOTE Designer, Co-Founder, Kickstarter

Designing for the Unknown

The design of any system is an experiment. The design thinking and execution behind Kickstarter was no different. Yet everything has been done before, so how do we cross the chasm of these two extremes? Using Kickstarter as an example, we'll look into experimentation across multiple facets of the platform, applied models from blogging, web video and audio while also pressing the envelope with regard to collective fundraising, community, and transparency. Charles will share stories from the company's genesis, design decisions met along the way, shaping Kickstarter into what it is today - the largest funding platform for creative projects.


ABOUT WORLD IA DAY

World Information Architecture Day is a free one-day conference hosted annually by the Information Architecture Institute and held simultaneously in selected cities all over the world. Each year, a new theme is selected, new cities are added, and our community continues to grow as more people from all across the world join this truly global celebration of Information Architecture.

http://www.2015.worldiaday.org/

ABOUT IAI

The Information Architecture Institute is a non-profit organization empowering local communities to shape the global practice of information architecture by providing places to share and opportunities to learn.

http://iainstitute.org/

FAQs

You can reach the organizers at [email protected] or [email protected] The conference, food and drink are all free and open to the public, but you must register! The afterparty is from 7-9 at our sponsor, FINE's HQ (wearefine.com), located at 1140 SW 11th, suite 200, Portland, OR 97205. This is a fair distance from the venue, and we will have transportations options available The raffle will take place at the afterparty, it's also a free event Yes, I need vounteers. Please email if you'd like to get involved! [email protected] All of the information shared at WIAD will be streamed live, uploaded to youtube, flickr and slideshare and available for free afterwards. *Doors at 8:30

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Thursday
Feb 26, 2015
Drink & Meet: Learn about Education Design
Behind the Museum Cafe

What the heck is education design? Why should I care?

(well, you should care because it can make your life easier, help you retain customers, market better, and make your pitches more perfect!)

Edify is education design. So what the heck does Edify do? Come find out at our drink & meet!

When: Feb. 26, 6-8pm Where: Behind the Museum Cafe 1229 SW 10th Ave Portland, OR 97205

RSVP at the link!

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Thursday
Mar 12, 2015
Ignite V6
Alberta Rose Theatre

1 mic, 5 minutes, 20 slides, 300 peers in the audience... no pressure, right?

What is Ignite? Ignite is a high-energy evening of 5-minute talks by local people who have a burning idea and the guts to get onstage and share their personal and professional passions. Quick, fun, thought-provoking, social, local, and global - Ignite is all of these and more. This Ignite is focused on all things tech.

This Year's Presenters & Topics include- Ken York (@kennethryork) - #MakeItMeaningful Pinky Gonzales (@pinkygonzales) - The Certified Customer and the Future of Product Marketing Rich Bader - Rich Bader’s Excellent Pyrotechnic Adventures Larry Taylor (@ltaylor_intel) - Conquering Municipal Services with the principles of ITIL & Service Management Temese Szaliai (@temeseszalai) - Who do you think you are anyway? Charlie Levenson (@CharlieLevenson) - Everything about Success in Life I learned at the Movies Mounir Shita (@mounirshita) - "Al is going to change the world" - Really? Deena Pierott (@deenapierott)- I created a Spark, now What? Aaron Epperson (@acepperson) - Customer Service people are no cannor fodder Richard Lazar - When cars, bedrooms, and drones collide with the "regulatory state", wild things happen Andrew Ferlitsch - Open Data in the Pacific Northwest Bryant Syme (@bryzaguy) - TDD Mythology Charles Austen Angell (@austenangell) - The 10 Design Lessons from Rally Racing Eric Rosenberry (@eprosenx)- Why your business Internet sucks in Oregon and what to do about it *Michael Krause (@olikrause) - Embracing the Challenge of Growing Past Programming

Why attend Ignite TAO? As an attendee, you'll learn about emerging, innovative, unconventional, inspiring, locally-sourced concepts and tools. Come connect with a diverse and passionate crowd of like-minded technology enthusiasts and most of all, have fun!

In addition to the presentations, we are partnering with Free Geek to help you give back to the community. If you're not familiar with Free Geek, they are a non-profit organization that transforms used technology into opportunity, education & community! We are encouraging all attendees to give back & bring an electronic device that is not needed anymore. Specifically we're looking for smaller mobile devices such as: Laptops, Mobile Phones & Tablets.

And if giving back wasn't enough, thanks to VanderHouwen & Associates, the first 100 people that donate a device to Free Geek at Ignite will get a drink ticket! This drink ticket will be redeemable at the Alberta Rose for a free glass of beer or wine.

Event Details: When: Thursday, March 12, 2015 Where: Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 NE Alberta Street, Portland, OR 97211

Timeline: 5:30 PM - Doors Open 6:30 PM - Presentations Start with Intermission 9:00 PM - End of Program

Share the Night: Hashtag - #IgniteTAOv6

Food and Beverage: Pasties, snacks, sweets, beer, wine, and various non-alcoholic drinks will be available for purchase

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Wednesday
Mar 18, 2015
RefreshPDX: Young At Art – The Generative Generation
Idealist

Designers and artists are discovering the power of combining their knowledge of patterns, space, and colors with code and frameworks. Not to make prettier websites, but to create art. Interactive and infinitely generative code art.

But fear not: though getting into programming can be incredibly intimidating, code art, is one path to coding that can be fun, easy, and instantly rewarding. John Brown will show you some frameworks and sites that will get you started making art quickly and easily.

Occasionally, a new discovery will come along that changes the way artists create. Pigments in antiquity or screen printing in the recent past have given artists a path to explore. Now computers, and the frameworks created for them, are hitting the sweet spot of ease of use and power. Code art is still in its infancy, and creative coding is the wild west. It’s all about exploring, layering, and trying new things. Any creative endeavor of the last 5000 years has a digital equivalent, and there are myriad digital art paths that have no physical analogue.

John Brown will show you how to get involved in creative coding. There is a great community locally he’ll introduce you to. He’ll also talk a bit on the history of creative coding, show you some of his work, and talk about the future of code art and how it fits into the greater art world.

When you leave, you’ll want to rush home and pick up a digital paintbrush and start making code art.

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Thursday
Mar 19, 2015
UX Happy Hour (with tab covered by Ziba)
White Owl Social Club

Come trade food, drinks, and stories with fellow designers, researchers, and people into user experience! This month, our tab will be covered by Ziba, so just RSVP if you'd like to come.


UX Happy Hour is a monthly event open to anyone interested in talking about user experience design.

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Monday
Apr 13, 2015
FutureTalk with Ariel Waldman + Happy Half-Hour
New Relic

The Hacker's Guide to the Galaxy

› Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

Don't panic: the next big science revolution isn't just for asteroid miners or CERN scientists. Just as science fiction has often shown the way to future inventions, the act of hacking is now generating prototypes that act as footholds for future explorations, discoveries and epiphanies in science. From the collisions of subatomic particles to the explosions of supernovas, this presentation takes you on an unusual trip through the weird, whimsical and fun ways to explore the final frontier.

Ariel Waldman is the founder of Spacehack.org, a directory of ways to participate in space exploration, and the global instigator of Science Hack Day, an event that brings together scientists, technologists, designers and people with good ideas to see what they can create in one weekend. She is also a fellow at Institute For The Future.

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

› Stay tuned for the latest developments and updates on this and upcoming events by joining our Meetup group, New Relic FutureTalks PDX, and following us on Twitter @newrelic.

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

Thursday
Apr 16, 2015
UX Happy Hour
Blackbird Pizza

What goes well with UXy conversations and drinks? Pizza! We'll be at Blackbird in SE this month to share food, beverages, and stories. Join us!


UX Happy Hour is a monthly event open to anyone interested in user experience design.


If you're a UX, design, or tech company interested in sponsoring a future UX Happy Hour, we'd love to hear from you.

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Wednesday
Apr 22, 2015
IxDA Portland: Interaction15 Redux
Puppet

Did you miss the IxDA Interaction15 conference in February? IxDA Portland is hosting a conference redux to recap the conference, share insights, and celebrate!

Get a free ticket here:
https://ixdapdx15redux.eventbrite.com

Agenda
Doors open at 6:30pm.
6:30-7pm: Snacks and drinks, sponsored by Filter Talent.
7-8:30pm: Event talks

Speakers

  • This was not Liz Bacon’s first IxDA rodeo – not by a long shot. Liz does a “highly idiosyncratic” reading of the conference as a whole.
  • Mike Monteiro said designers destroyed the world. Elena Moon weighs in on the size of the destruction.
  • Is Big Tech missing the point with tech workers who are (or want to be) parents? Melissa Casburn reports on research by Rachel Abrams.
  • UX has come a long way. Rikki Teeters discusses Leah Buley’s take on the modern UX organization.
  • Leo Frishberg taught a half-day workshop on Presumptive Design. He’ll fill us in on the basics – in a bit less time.
  • What happens in San Francisco? It doesn’t stay in San Francisco. Jos Vaught took notes.

Snacks and drinks are provided, thanks to our generous sponsors at Filter Talent.

Tuesday
May 5, 2015
Calm Technology at Hand Eye Supply's Curiosity Club
Hand Eye Supply

Come to Hand Eye Supply's FORTNIGHTLY FORUM FOR THE FEARLESSLY CURIOUS!

This upcoming talk will feature Amber Case presenting on Calm Technology.

Description: We cannot interact with our everyday life in the same way we interact with a desktop computer. Technology shouldn’t require all of our attention, just some of it, and only when necessary. How can our devices take advantage of location, proximity and haptics to help improve our lives instead of get in the way? This presentation covers the history of calm technology, wearable computing, and how designers can make apps “ambient” while respecting privacy and security. We’ll look at ambient notifications, compressing information into other senses, and designing for the least amount of cognitive overhead.


Hand-Eye Supply is a work-focused supply store for creative minds located in Portland, OR. We engage with our community through our Curiosity Club speaker series and other various projects.


Amber Case is an entrepreneur and researcher helping Fortune 500 companies design, build, and think through their roadmap for connected devices. She is the former co-founder and CEO of Geoloqi, a location-based software company acquired by Esri in 2012. She spoke about the future of the interface for SXSW 2012’s keynote address, and her TED talk, “We are all cyborgs now”, has been viewed over a million times. Named one of National Geographic's Emerging Explorers, she’s been listed among Inc Magazine's 30 under 30 and featured among Fast Company’s Most Influential Women in Technology.

Case is the author of An Illustrated Dictionary of Cyborg Anthropology and Designing Calm Technology from O’Reilly Books (Fall 2015). She is a passionate advocate of privacy and the future of data ownership, and is interested in furthering the ideas of Calm Technology, wearable computing, and the future of the interface. Her current work as Managing Director of Existence at Healthways involves predictive analysis and wellness. Amber lives and works in Portland, Oregon; you can follow her on Twitter @caseorganic and learn more at caseorganic.com.


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Wednesday
May 13, 2015
Are you Driving or Following your Brand? | Marketing Networking Event
The Cleaners at the Ace Hotel

Is your creative vision driving your brand? Or are you leveraging external data to steer it?

With the surplus of marketing metrics available, this is a decision most marketers face every day. We invite you to join the discussion as four brand leaders discuss their chosen approach.

Don’t miss TAO’s next Marketing Community Event on Thursday, May 13th! We’ve brought together panel of marketing mavens representing the agency world and in-house marketing teams who will share their brand advice and debate creating and driving your brand vs. steering it by the data.

Our panelists will address burning questions such as:

*What should you do when your brand is being challenged for the sake of customer reach?

*How much of your brand (and its initial vision) are you willing to compromise?

*When does data make your brand myopic?

Panelists

-Julie Zisman, Head of Marketing at Little Bird

-Kent Lewis, Founder & President of Anvil Media

-Matthew Baranauskas, Creative Director of Ziba Design

-Burt Rosen, Chief Marketing Officer of Healthsparq

This event is for all Marketing professionals interested in learning new techniques and methodologies of brand and product development.

Event Details:

Where: The Cleaners @ The Ace Hotel

Date: Wednesday, May 13 2015

Time: 5:30-8:00 pm

Cost: Members $25, Non-Members $45

Register Today

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Friday
May 15, 2015
SharePoint 2013 Site Design, Customization & Branding Training
SharePoint Innovations Headquarters

This course is the place to learn SharePoint customization, branding and best practices on SharePoint 2013 from industry experts and Microsoft MVPs.

Audience: Administrators, Architects, Developers, Designers and Power Users . All the labs are done using SharePoint and SharePoint Designer 2013.

Duration - 1 Day Offered live ONLINE.

REGISTER ONLINE at https://www.sharepointinnovations.com/sharepoint-training/schedule/

COST • Online: $585.00

Course Outline

Module 1 – SharePoint 2013 Branding What’s New in 2013 Branding

Module 2 – SharePoint 2013 Sites Publishing sites vs. non-publishing sites Solution/Site Templates

Module 3 – Web Designer Galleries – SharePoint Designer 2013 Master Page Page Layout Theme Composed Looks

Module 4 – Look and Feel Design Manager Tree view and Navigation Change the look

Module 5 – SharePoint 2013 Customization Navigation Quick Launch Content Editor Web Part

Module 6 – Responsive Web Design Achieving fluid design with HTML5 Enhancing user interaction with jQuery

QUESTIONS? Email us at [email protected] or visit us online at www.sharepointinnovations.com

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Tuesday
May 19, 2015
fund the things! Crowdfunding & Venture Capital
Perkins Coie (PDX)

Whether you're launching a new hardware startup or simply want to see your product vision come to life, you'll need some capital behind you. On May 19th, explore both sides of hardware finance from two panels of experts.

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Wednesday
May 20, 2015
Design Museum Portland – UNITE: The Internet of Things
Smarsh World HQ at Pacific Center

As a part of the upcoming ThingWeek, Design Museum Portland is pleased to present an Internet of Things conversation event. Every season Design Museum Portland brings together experts from diverse fields along with communities inside and outside the design world to discuss complex themes in venues around Portland.

Our upcoming panel will tackle how the Internet of Things is disrupting business models, the consumer experience, and how design is driving the disruption. Each UNITE offers the opportunity to gain insight into how design guides professionals of various backgrounds to create successful collaborations and to solve real world problems.

Panel Members: David Ewald, Chief Creative Officer, Uncorked Studios Shashi Jain, IoT Innovation Manager, Intel Skip Newberry, President, TAO Malia Spencer, Tech Reporter, Portland Business Journal (Our Moderator)

This UNITE event will be held at the new Smarsh, Inc. corporate offices. With over 20,000 customers, Smarsh Inc. is the leading provider of archiving and compliance solutions for companies in regulated and litigious industries. Smarsh is headquartered in beautiful Portland, Oregon with offices worldwide.

This event is made possible through the generous support of Creative Circle. Creative Circle is a specialized staffing agency that connects innovative advertising, marketing, and interactive professionals with companies seeking talent on a full-time or freelance basis. The team is comprised of professionals from the advertising, interactive and marketing industries, giving us first-hand experience into what our clients and candidates experience.

ThingWeek is a week of events connecting ideas, objects, and people to shape the future of the Internet of Things.

The ability to connect everyday objects and capture data from our surroundings opens up a world of opportunity. The Internet of Things can empower us to live safer, healthier, and more productive lives by allowing us to interact with our environments in smarter, more meaningful ways.

As evolving technology continues to open new doors for design, connecting these two disciplines is essential. ThingWeek brings together Portland’s design and technology communities to explore this new frontier.

UNITE tickets are free for members, $10 for non-members. Not a member? Join today!

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Wednesday
Jun 3, 2015
SharePoint 2013 Development Training
through SharePoint Innovations Headquarters

This course is the place to learn development, best practices and business solution building on SharePoint 2013 from industry experts and Microsoft MVPs.

This course is intended for Administrators, Architects, Developers and other IT Professionals. We cover both code (Visual Studio) and no-code (SharePoint Designer) hands-on labs in this course.

Microsoft Certification This course will prepare students for following certifications: 70-488: MCTS: Developing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Core Solutions 70-489: Developing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Advanced Solutions

Audience: This course is intended for IT Professionals (Administrators, Developers, Architects, Engineering Managers, etc.). Experience building web based applications using HTML, ASP.NET, C# and SQL are beneficial.

  • It is expected that you’re familiar with .Net, HTML, CSS and/or Javascript

Duration: 3 Days Offered live ONLINE or In Our CLASSROOM in Beaverton, Oregon.

REGISTER ONLINE athttps://www.sharepointinnovations.com/sharepoint-training/schedule/

COST • Online: $1,585.00 • In Classroom: $1,695.00

Course Outline

Module 1 – Developer Overview New to SharePoint 2013 Updated in SharePoint 2013 Hardware Requirements Software Requirements

Module 2 – Application Development and Tools

Module 3 – App Store Development Build a Simple App in Visual Studio 2012 Deploy New App

Module 4 – SharePoint API Development Server and client side object model JavaScript REST

Module 5 – Developing Remote Event Receivers Create a Remote Event Receiver

Module 6 – Building Workflows Create a Workflow Workflows in Visual Studio

Module 7 – Building Timer Job Create a Timer Job Timer Job in Visual Studio

Module 8 – Developing Web Parts Task 1: Build a Visual Web Part using Visual Studio

Module 9 – Business Connectivity Services Access an External Database using Visual Studio 2012

Module 10 – Client Side and Web Services Application View the site Create a SharePoint Empty Project in Visual Studio Add the Button Code to the Project Deploy the SolutionCreate a New Project and Add a Web Part Add scripting code to access and render SharePoint list data Deploy and test the Web Part

Module 11 – App Development Napa, Visual Studio 2012 Host Web, App Web and Isolated Web Components Authentication and Permissions

QUESTIONS? Email us at [email protected] or visit us online at www.sharepointinnovations.com

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Monday
Jun 8, 2015
SharePoint Online Development Training
through SharePoint Innovations Headquarters

This class is designed for Developers for SharePoint Online in the Office 365 cloud environment. This one day course defines the development capabilities within SharePoint Online and how various aspects of SharePoint Online can be leveraged for development purposes.

Duration - 2 Days Offered live ONLINE or In Our CLASSROOM in Beaverton, Oregon.

REGISTER ONLINE at https://www.sharepointinnovations.com/sharepoint-training/schedule/

COST • Online: $1185.00 • In Classroom: $1295.00

Course Outline:

Module 1 – Developer Overview New to SharePoint 2013 Updated in SharePoint 2013 Hardware Requirements Software Requirements

Module 2 – Application Development and Tools

Module 3 – SharePoint API Development Client side object model JavaScript REST

Module 4 – Forms InfoPath Form Excel Survey FoSL App Forms (MSAccess)

Module 5 – Developing App Parts Build a Visual Web Part using Visual Studio

Module 6 – Building Workflows Create a Workflow Workflows in Visual Studio

Module 7 – App Store Development Build a Simple App in Visual Studio 2013 Deploy New App

Module 8 – O365 Development Napa, Visual Studio 2013

Module 9 – Mobile App Mobile App Development

QUESTIONS? Email us at [email protected] or visit us online at www.sharepointinnovations.com

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FutureTalks / WWC Networking Night @ New Relic
New Relic

Women Who Code Portland Networking Night @ New Relic

› Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

This month, our FutureTalks speaker series is joining forces with WWC, as we host seven engineers from New Relic giving brief technical talks about their work, all emcee'd by our very own Liz Abinante, who presented at our February event. Next Monday, June 8th will be the 4th Networking Night of their series.

Speakers:

  • Alice Goldfuss - "Docker in a Flash"
  • Ashley Puls - "Why, When, and How to Measure Performance"
  • Emily Hyland - “Programming for Humans: API design as user experience design”
  • Kate Morrow - "Jelly Bean Trails and Middle-points"
  • Katherine Wu - "Moving from ActiveRecord to a Service"
  • Katie Leonard - "Upgrading Rails"
  • Zoe Kay - "Upgrading Rails"

Program:

  • 5:30-6:00 - Check-In and Networking
  • 6:00-7:30 - Lightning Talks
  • 7:30-8:00 - Wrap Up and Networking

› Doors will open at 5:30 for a 30-minute networking happy half-hour! The food, beer and drinks are provided by Bellagios and New Relic. The presentations will begin right at 6p.

› Stay tuned for the latest developments and updates on this and upcoming events by joining our Meetup group, New Relic FutureTalks PDX, and following us on Twitter @newrelic.

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

Wednesday
Jun 10, 2015
SharePoint 2013 Power User Training
through SharePoint Innovations Headquarters

This class is designed for individual contributors or departmental staff in a variety of job roles, such as content managers, site owners, site administrators, project managers, administrative assistants, functional or operations managers, business users with basic SharePoint skills, and who have the responsibility for managing SharePoint sites as an enabling technology within their work groups and teams, not necessarily technical professionals. This course provides a comprehensive SharePoint training that will present students with a ground-up understanding for how to use, build and manage sites in a SharePoint 2013 environment.

Duration - 3 Days Offered live ONLINE or In Our CLASSROOM in Beaverton, Oregon.

REGISTER ONLINE at https://www.sharepointinnovations.com/sharepoint-training/schedule/

COST • Online: $1,235.00 • In Classroom: $1,295.00

Course Outline

Day 1 Module 1 – SharePoint 2013, an Introduction What’s New in 2013 User Interface Navigation

Module 2 – My Sites and Social Networking Introduction to MySites, Newsfeeds, One Drive Updating your Social Profile Lab

Module 3 – SharePoint 2013 Sites Introduction to sites, site collections SharePoint Architecture Collaboration, Enterprise and publishing sites Navigation Site Features Site Template Multi-Site Level Recycle Bin Lab

Module 4 – Customizing your SharePoint Site Customizing Themes Defining Layout Navigation Types of Navigation Lab

Module 5 – SharePoint 2013 Lists and Libraries Introduction to Lists and Libraries Columns/Metadata Library Settings List Settings Views Types of Lists Lab

Module 6 – Document Management in SharePoint Managing content Check-in/Check-Out Major and Minor Versioning Content Approval Integration and interface via Office Tools Co-authoring and Office Web Apps Lab

Module 7 – Managing Access / Site Permissions Introduction to Groups and Permission levels Managing User Permissions Create custom Permission Levels Creating Security Groups Managing Group membership Break Permission Inheritance at site, library and item level Lab

Day 2 Module 8 – Introduction to Managed Term Store Term Sets Terms Tags Create managed terms Create Managed Columns Lab

Module 9 – Introduction to Content Types Definition Site Columns Default Content Types and Site Columns Create Content Types Manage and associate Content Types Lab

Module 10 – Web Parts Introduction Types of Web Parts

Module 11 – Creating Custom Pages Introduction to SharePoint page types Organize Web Parts on a Team site home page (wiki page) Adding web parts for existing lists Using the Picture Library and Slideshow to display images Using the Content Query web part to Roll-Up Content Lab

Module 12 – Introduction to Business Intelligence Tools BI Tools Excel Web Part Lab

Day 3 Module 13 – Search and Navigation Search at the Site Collection Level Search Settings at Site level Using the Enterprise Search Center Configure Site Collection to use the Search Center Using the Content Search Web Part Customizing your Search Experience

Module 14 – SharePoint Designer 2013 Introduction to the tool and interface Navigating site elements through designer Creating Site Columns, Content Types and Libraries Lab

Module 15 – Workflows Introduction to Workflows Types of Workflows Out of the box Workflows Implement and define OOB workflows Using the 3-state workflow to manage IT Tickets Custom Workflows Introduction to Actions and Conditions in Designer Creating a custom workflow Lab

Module 16 – InfoPath Business Forms Introduction InfoPath Designer Tool interface Types of Forms in SharePoint Customizing an existing list form Creating an InfoPath Form Library Creating a custom InfoPath Form for use with a Form LibraryCustomizing a Document Information Panel Lab

Module 17 – Governance Governance Overview General Best practices Tips Leveraging what you have learned Labs

QUESTIONS? Email us at [email protected] or visit us online at www.sharepointinnovations.com

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Thursday
Jun 18, 2015
SharePoint 2013 Business Intelligence and Reporting Training
through SharePoint Innovations Headquarters

This SharePoint 2013 training class provides individuals with practical information, exercises and labs that enable them to build reports, dashboards, KPIs, scorecards, charts, power view and power pivot on the Microsoft SharePoint 2013 platform using Dashboard Designer 2013, Excel 2013, Report Builder 3.0 and Visual Studio 2012.

Audience This class is intended for application developers or reporters who use Microsoft SharePoint 2013 in a team-based, medium to large sized development environment. Anyone looking to build reports, dashboard, KPI’s, scorecards, charts, power view, power pivot on the Microsoft SharePoint 2013 platform using Dashboard Designer 2013, Excel 2013, Report Builder 3.0 and Visual Studio 2012.

Goals and Objectives for Attendees Upon Training Completion: Understand the SharePoint Data Source and be able to access it via various protocols. Be able to Work through setting-up a data connection with various options. Ability to Write Excel based reports. Be able to deploy Excel based reports to SharePoint as well as understand Excel web access. Understand how to write Pivot table based report and deploy to it SharePoint. Be able to write Power Pivot based report and deploy it to SharePoint. Ability to write Power View report and deploy it to SharePoint. Understand how to write Dashboard/Scorecards using the Dashboard designer. Ability to access data from PowerPivot or SQL based cube from a custom database. Be able to write SSRS report and deploy them to SharePoint.

Duration - 2 Days Offered live ONLINE or In Our CLASSROOM in Beaverton, Oregon.

REGISTER ONLINE at https://www.sharepointinnovations.com/sharepoint-training/schedule/

COST • Online: $1,185.00 • In Classroom: $1,295.00

Course Outline

Module 1 – Business Intelligence Introduction

Module 2 – Data Connections and Secure Store Service Data Source and Connection Secure Store Service

Module 3 – Excel Services Designing Reports in Excel Reports in SharePoint

Module 4 – Excel with PowerPivot DAX KPIs PowerPivot Management

Module 5 – Reporting Services Report Builder Report Design and Deployment Power View

Module 6 – PerformancePoint Services Dashboard Designer KPIs and KPI details Scorecards Analytical charts Decomposition tree Strategy map

Module 7 – Visio Graphics Service Visio Drawing v/s Web Drawing Data Connections and refresh

Module 8 – Business Data Connectivity Business Data Connectivity Service External List

QUESTIONS? Email us at [email protected] or visit us online at www.sharepointinnovations.com

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Monday
Jun 22, 2015
Project Management in SharePoint 2013
SharePoint Innovations Headquarters

This class is designed for Project Managers looking to leverage and understand SharePoint 2013 to create and design portals and sites designed to equip them and their team with a platform to manage projects. This course guides them through the various collaboration tools that can be leveraged to define and build reusable templates for Project Sites in SharePoint 2013. This course assumes some prior understanding and experience with SharePoint 2013.

Duration - 1 Day Offered live ONLINE.

REGISTER ONLINE at https://www.sharepointinnovations.com/sharepoint-training/schedule/

COST • Online: $435.00

Course Outline:

Module 1- Introduction to SharePoint 2013 Brief Introduction of SharePoint 2013 Project Management

Module 2– Collaboration in SharePoint 2013 Introduction to lists and libraries Collaboration and document management

Module 3 – Project Site in SharePoint 2013 Introduction to Sites Building a new Project Site Site Templates and creating Project Templates

Module 4– Tools for Project Management Project Summary Web part Visual Timeline of the Project’s Tasks Complete Tasks schedule of a Project including sub-tasks Library for storing relevant Project Documents Notebook for quickly capturing and organizing information about the project Shared Calendars for Team Events Site Mailboxes

Module 5– Content Types Leveraging Content Types for Project Management Defining and implementing a standard architecture across projects

Module 6– Leveraging SharePoint Workflows for Project Management Creating custom workflows Project Management scenarios

QUESTIONS? Email us at [email protected] or visit us online at www.sharepointinnovations.com

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Wednesday
Jun 24, 2015
UX Happy Hour
Bye and Bye

We're giving the Northeast neighborhood some love again and heading back to Bye and Bye for our June edition of fooding, drinking, and sharing stories. If you'd like to come, just RSVP!


UX Happy Hour is a monthly event for anyone interested in user experience design. There's no agenda or talks, just a casual gathering of designers, researchers, developers, and more!

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Friday
Jun 26, 2015
SharePoint 2013 Site Design, Customization & Branding Training
SharePoint Innovations Headquarters

This course is the place to learn SharePoint customization, branding and best practices on SharePoint 2013 from industry experts and Microsoft MVPs.

Audience: Administrators, Architects, Developers, Designers and Power Users . All the labs are done using SharePoint and SharePoint Designer 2013.

Duration - 1 Day Offered live ONLINE.

REGISTER ONLINE at https://www.sharepointinnovations.com/sharepoint-training/schedule/

COST • Online: $585.00

Course Outline

Module 1 – SharePoint 2013 Branding What’s New in 2013 Branding

Module 2 – SharePoint 2013 Sites Publishing sites vs. non-publishing sites Solution/Site Templates

Module 3 – Web Designer Galleries – SharePoint Designer 2013 Master Page Page Layout Theme Composed Looks

Module 4 – Look and Feel Design Manager Tree view and Navigation Change the look

Module 5 – SharePoint 2013 Customization Navigation Quick Launch Content Editor Web Part

Module 6 – Responsive Web Design Achieving fluid design with HTML5 Enhancing user interaction with jQuery

QUESTIONS? Email us at [email protected] or visit us online at www.sharepointinnovations.com

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Saturday
Jun 27, 2015
Devsigner 2015 Conference
through PNCA : Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design

The Devsigner 2015 Conference provides a time and place for designers and coders to gather, exchange ideas, learn from one another, broaden skill-sets, and interact with the local design community. Sessions will range from non-tech subjects (e.g. architecture) to highly technical implementation. We expect a full house of talented, top-notch professionals and are excited to be one of the first events held in the newly renovated Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design in Old Town Portland.

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Monday
Jun 29, 2015
SharePoint 2013 Administrator Training
through SharePoint Innovations Headquarters

This class is designed for SharePoint Power Users who have extensive experience managing SharePoint Sites and Site Collections and working with the various End user based tools such as SharePoint Designer and InfoPath to build custom solutions. This training introduces you to the back end/server side of SharePoint on premise and covers, in detail, the technical architecture and nature of a SharePoint farm. It walks you through setting up, installation and configuration of a full SharePoint 2013 Server farm and then builds on it by presenting the administration, best practices and governance of SharePoint as a Farm administrator.

Microsoft Certification This course will prepare students for following certifications: Exam 70-331: Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Exam 70-332: Advanced Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013

Audience: This course is intended for Administrators, Architects, Developers and other IT Professionals.

Duration – 3 Days Offered live ONLINE.

REGISTER ONLINE at https://www.sharepointinnovations.com/sharepoint-training/schedule/

COST • Online: $1,485.00

Course Outline:

Day 1 Module 1 – SharePoint Deployment Overview Enterprise Product Architecture Software, Hardware and Virtualization Requirements Enterprise Functional Areas Farm and Service Application Architecture Editions and Licensing

Module 2 – Installation and Configuration Installing Prerequisites Server Farm Installation Web Applications and Site Collection Configuration Configuring Service Applications User Profile Services Search Service Applications Email Configuration Workflow Manager Lab

Module 3 – SharePoint 2013 Deployment Best Practices Information Architecture Service Application Security Web Application, Site Collections, Quotas, and Content Databases

Module 4 – SharePoint Unified Search Configuring Result Sources Search Center Search Navigation Search Refiners Lab

Day 2 Module 5 – Enterprise Metadata Management Managing Metadata Metadata Navigation Metadata Refinement Panel Cross Site Publishing Lab

Module 6 – Introduction to PowerShell Managing content Check-in/Check-Out Major and Minor Versioning Content Approval Integration and interface via Office Tools Co-authoring and Office Web Apps Lab

Module 7 – Managing Access / Site Permissions Introduction to Groups and Permission levels Managing User Permissions Create custom Permission Levels Creating Security Groups Managing Group membership Break Permission Inheritance at site, library and item level Lab

Module 8 – Office Web Apps Prerequisites Office Web Apps Server Creating the Office Web Apps Server Farm Configure Office Web Apps for SharePoint 2013

Day 3 Module 9 – Business Connectivity Services Business Data Catalogue Store Creating External Content Types Permissions and Security Lab

Module 10 – SQL Server Reporting Service Installation Register and Start Create a Reporting Service Application Create a Report

Module 11 – Backup and Restore Backup Architecture and options Recovery Processes Automating Farm Backups using PowerShell and Server Manager Automating SQL Database Backups using PowerShell and Server Manager Lab

Module 12 – Migration SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010 In-Place upgrade Database detach/attach upgrade SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013 Migration Database detach/Attach upgrade Lab

Module 13 – Governance Project and Operational Management Development and Configuration Infrastructure Operational Concerns Education and Training Navigation, Taxonomy and Search

QUESTIONS? Email us at [email protected] or visit us online at www.sharepointinnovations.com

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Monday
Jul 13, 2015
SharePoint 2013 End User Training Course
SharePoint Innovations Headquarters

This class is designed for individual contributors or departmental staff in a variety of job roles, such as content author, reviewer, approver, visitor, business users with basic SharePoint skills and who have the responsibility for managing SharePoint sites as an enabling technology within their workgroups and teams, not necessarily power users or site builders. This course provides a comprehensive SharePoint training that will present students with a ground-up understanding of how to use SharePoint Server 2013 sites or sub-sites.

Duration: 1 Day Offered live ONLINE or In Our CLASSROOM in Beaverton, Oregon.

REGISTER ONLINE at https://www.sharepointinnovations.com/sharepoint-training/schedule/

COST • Online: $435.00 • In Classroom: $485.00

Course Outline

Module 1 – Introduction to SharePoint 2013

Module 2 – SharePoint 2013 Sites Team Site Community Site Blog Site Record Center Site

Module 3 – SharePoint 2013 Libraries Document Library Picture Library Wiki Page Library Form Library

Module 4 – SharePoint 2013 Lists Announcements Links and Promoted Links Calendar Discussion Boards Contacts List Issue Tracking

Module 5 – SharePoint 2013 Search and Navigation Search/Wildcard Filtering Advanced Search

Module 6 – Using SharePoint to Locate and Share Information Share a Team Site Newsfeed Working with My Site

Module 7 – Using Web Apps with Documents Creating New Documents in Word Web App Using SkyDrive Using Version Control Using Content Approval Collaboration using Co-Authoring Check Out and Edit a Document Editing and Co-Authoring an Excel Document Editing and Co-Authoring a Power Point Presentation

QUESTIONS? Email us at [email protected] or visit us online at www.sharepointinnovations.com

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SharePoint Online Training
through SharePoint Innovations Headquarters

This class is designed for individuals looking to get up to speed on working with SharePoint Online within Office 365. It is geared at people with little or no experience or exposure to SharePoint and is designed to help introduce them to the technology and then walk them through the various facets of it that will empower them to manage and define their content using SharePoint Online. Furthermore, it will empower the user in administering SharePoint Online within Office 365.

In terms of the Feature management and definition, the training is geared towards contributors or departmental staff in a variety of job roles, such as content managers, site owners, site administrators, project managers, administrative assistants, functional or operations managers, business users with basic SharePoint skills, and who have the responsibility for managing SharePoint sites as an enabling technology within their workgroups and teams, not necessarily technical professionals.

This course provides a comprehensive SharePoint training that will present students with a ground-up understanding for how to use, build and manages sites in SharePoint Online the console and Management shell.

Duration - 5 Days Offered live ONLINE or In Our CLASSROOM in Beaverton, Oregon.

REGISTER ONLINE at https://www.sharepointinnovations.com/sharepoint-training/schedule/

COST • Online: $1,185.00 • In Classroom: $1,995.00

Course Outline

Day 1 Module 1 – SharePoint, an Introduction What is SharePoint? User Interface Navigation

Module 2 – My Sites and Social Networking Introduction to MySites, Newsfeeds, One Drive Updating your Social Profile Yammer Lab

Module 3 – SharePoint Lists and Libraries Introduction to Lists and Libraries Working with Lists Working With Libraries

Module 4 – SharePoint Libraries Document Library Picture Library Wiki Pages Library Form Library

Module 5 – SharePoint Lists Announcements Links and Promoted Links Calendar Discussion Boards Contacts Lists Issue Tracking

Module 6 – SharePoint Search & Navigation Search/Wildcard Filtering/Refiners Advanced Search

Module 7 – Working with Documents Creating New Documents in SharePoint Online Via Web Apps Via Office Applications Using One Drive Version Control Co-Authoring

Day 2 Module 8 – Managing SharePoint 2013 Sites Introduction to sites, site collections SharePoint Architecture Collaboration, Enterprise and publishing sites Navigation Site Features Site Templates Multi-Site Level Recycle Bin Lab

Module 9 – Customizing your SharePoint Site Customizing Themes Defining Layout Navigation Types of Navigation Lab

Module 10 – Managing Lists and Libraries Columns/Metadata Library Settings List Settings Views Types of Lists and Libraries Lab

Module 11 – Document Management in SharePoint Managing content Check-in/Check-Out Major and Minor Versioning Content Approval Lab

Module 12 – Managing Access / Site Permissions Introduction to Groups and Permission levels Managing User Permissions Create Custom Permission Levels Creating Security Groups Managing Group Membership Break Permission Inheritance at site, library and item level Lab

Day 3 Module 13 – Introduction to Managed Term Store Term Sets TermsTags Create Managed Terms Create Managed Terms Based Columns Lab

Module 14 – Introduction to Content Types Definition Site Columns Default Content Types and Site Columns Create Content Types Manage and associate Content Types Lab

Module 15 – Web Parts Introduction Types of Web Parts

Module 16 – Creating Custom Pages Introduction to SharePoint page types Organize Web Parts on a Team Site Home Page (wiki page) Adding Web Parts for Existing Lists Using the Picture Library and Slideshow to Display Images Using the Content Query Web Part to Roll-Up Content Lab

Module 17 – Introduction to Business Intelligence Tools BI Tools Excel Web Part Lab

Day 4 Module 18 – Search and Navigation Search at the Site Collection Level Search Settings at Site level Using the Enterprise Search Center Configure Site Collection to Use the Search Center Using the Content Search Web Part Customizing your Search Experience Lab

Module 19 – SharePoint Designer 2013 Introduction to the Tool and Interface Navigating Site Elements Through Designer Creating Site Columns, Content Types and Libraries Lab

Module 20 – Workflows Introduction to Workflows Types of Workflows Out of the Box Workflows Implement and Define OOB Workflows Using the 3-state Workflow to Manage IT Tickets Custom Workflows Introduction to Actions and Conditions in Designer Creating a custom workflow Lab

Module 21 – InfoPath Business Forms Introduction InfoPath Designer Tool Interface Types of Forms in SharePoint Customizing an Existing List Form Creating an InfoPath Form Library Customizing a Document Information Panel Lab

Module 22 – Governance Governance Overview General Best Practices Tips Leveraging What You Have Learned Labs

Day 5 Module 23 – Introduction to Office 365 Design and Architecture Set Up Permissions Lab

Module 24 – Introduction to SharePoint Online Administration SharePoint Online Admin Console Navigating the Interface Lab

Module 25 – Types of SharePoint Site Collections Private Site Collections Public Site Collections

Module 26 – SharePoint Online Settings Tools and Settings for SharePoint Online Creating Site Collections Assigning Storage and Memory

Module 27 – SharePoint Online Management Shell Introduction to the SharePoint Online Management Shell Setup the SharePoint Online Management Shell Windows PowerShell Environment

QUESTIONS? Email us at [email protected] or visit us online at www.sharepointinnovations.com

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Tuesday
Jul 14, 2015
SharePoint 2013 Power User Training
through SharePoint Innovations Headquarters

This class is designed for individual contributors or departmental staff in a variety of job roles, such as content managers, site owners, site administrators, project managers, administrative assistants, functional or operations managers, business users with basic SharePoint skills, and who have the responsibility for managing SharePoint sites as an enabling technology within their work groups and teams, not necessarily technical professionals. This course provides a comprehensive SharePoint training that will present students with a ground-up understanding for how to use, build and manage sites in a SharePoint 2013 environment.

Duration - 3 Days Offered live ONLINE or In Our CLASSROOM in Beaverton, Oregon.

REGISTER ONLINE at https://www.sharepointinnovations.com/sharepoint-training/schedule/

COST • Online: $1,235.00 • In Classroom: $1,295.00

Course Outline

Day 1 Module 1 – SharePoint 2013, an Introduction What’s New in 2013 User Interface Navigation

Module 2 – My Sites and Social Networking Introduction to MySites, Newsfeeds, One Drive Updating your Social Profile Lab

Module 3 – SharePoint 2013 Sites Introduction to sites, site collections SharePoint Architecture Collaboration, Enterprise and publishing sites Navigation Site Features Site Template Multi-Site Level Recycle Bin Lab

Module 4 – Customizing your SharePoint Site Customizing Themes Defining Layout Navigation Types of Navigation Lab

Module 5 – SharePoint 2013 Lists and Libraries Introduction to Lists and Libraries Columns/Metadata Library Settings List Settings Views Types of Lists Lab

Module 6 – Document Management in SharePoint Managing content Check-in/Check-Out Major and Minor Versioning Content Approval Integration and interface via Office Tools Co-authoring and Office Web Apps Lab

Module 7 – Managing Access / Site Permissions Introduction to Groups and Permission levels Managing User Permissions Create custom Permission Levels Creating Security Groups Managing Group membership Break Permission Inheritance at site, library and item level Lab

Day 2 Module 8 – Introduction to Managed Term Store Term Sets Terms Tags Create managed terms Create Managed Columns Lab

Module 9 – Introduction to Content Types Definition Site Columns Default Content Types and Site Columns Create Content Types Manage and associate Content Types Lab

Module 10 – Web Parts Introduction Types of Web Parts

Module 11 – Creating Custom Pages Introduction to SharePoint page types Organize Web Parts on a Team site home page (wiki page) Adding web parts for existing lists Using the Picture Library and Slideshow to display images Using the Content Query web part to Roll-Up Content Lab

Module 12 – Introduction to Business Intelligence Tools BI Tools Excel Web Part Lab

Day 3 Module 13 – Search and Navigation Search at the Site Collection Level Search Settings at Site level Using the Enterprise Search Center Configure Site Collection to use the Search Center Using the Content Search Web Part Customizing your Search Experience

Module 14 – SharePoint Designer 2013 Introduction to the tool and interface Navigating site elements through designer Creating Site Columns, Content Types and Libraries Lab

Module 15 – Workflows Introduction to Workflows Types of Workflows Out of the box Workflows Implement and define OOB workflows Using the 3-state workflow to manage IT Tickets Custom Workflows Introduction to Actions and Conditions in Designer Creating a custom workflow Lab

Module 16 – InfoPath Business Forms Introduction InfoPath Designer Tool interface Types of Forms in SharePoint Customizing an existing list form Creating an InfoPath Form Library Creating a custom InfoPath Form for use with a Form LibraryCustomizing a Document Information Panel Lab

Module 17 – Governance Governance Overview General Best practices Tips Leveraging what you have learned Labs

QUESTIONS? Email us at [email protected] or visit us online at www.sharepointinnovations.com

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Friday
Jul 17, 2015
SharePoint Online Administration Training
SharePoint Innovations Headquarters

This class is designed for Administrators for SharePoint Online in the Office 365 Administration Console. This one day course is designed for SharePoint users already familiar with Site Administration and Management. It introduces the user to managing and understanding the Office 365 instance and set up and then trains them on the set up and management capabilities of SharePoint Online and how various aspects of leveraging SharePoint Online via the console and management shell.

Duration - 1 Day Offered live ONLINE or in our CLASSROOM in Beaverton, Oregon.

REGISTER ONLINE at https://www.sharepointinnovations.com/sharepoint-training/schedule/

COST • Online: $435.00 • In Classroom: $485.00

Course Outline:

Module 1 – Introduction to Office 365 Design and Architecture Set up Permissions

Module 2 – Introduction to SharePoint Online Administration SharePoint Online Admin Console Navigating the interface

Module 3 – Types of SharePoint Site Collections Private Site Collections Public Site Collections Lab

Module 4 – SharePoint Online Settings Tools and settings for SharePoint Online Creating Site Collections Assigning Storage and Memory Lab

Module 5 – SharePoint Online Management Shell Introduction to the SharePoint Online management shell Set up the SharePoint Online Management Shell Windows PowerShell environment Lab

QUESTIONS? Email us at [email protected] or visit us online at www.sharepointinnovations.com

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Tuesday
Aug 4, 2015
Building the Accessibility Roadmap
52Ltd.

I know, I know. Accessibility seems like a thing that we should do... but it's sometimes uncomfortable to talk about and it feels like there aren't that many people who need it anyway... right?

Wrong. About 1 in 5 Americans reports that they have some kind of disability - from hearing impairment, vision impairment, mobility issues to mental disabilities and more. What does this mean for you and your company? It means that if you're not creating sites, services, and products with this group of people in mind, you're letting go of a multi-billion dollar market share. It also means that you're missing opportunities to be innovative leaders in your space. It also - finally - means that you're about to be breaking the law. Did you know that companies like Target and Netflix have been successfully (and expensively) sued for failure to create and maintain accessible sites? Well, they have. And we don't want that for you.

We're putting on a seriously hands-on workshop to help people from all ends of all companies think about this topic. Building the Accessibility Roadmap is a hands-on workshop. It is not a panel, or a lecture, or a networking schmooze event. You will leave with a real plan that you can implement. If you, your department, or company is ready to start thinking about the "accessibility question" - whether because it's the right thing to do or because it's the law - this workshop is designed to take you through our proprietary tool and roadmap system that points the way forward. You'll leave with actionable tasks, not just ideas or theory.

When: Tues. Aug 4th at 6-8:30pm Where: 52 LTD Who: Anyone interested in learning more about actionable accessibility

If you're ready to start planning AND doing, this workshop is for you. We'll cover a bit about the law, but the workshop is really geared toward helping you develop a real plan and approach for creating your company's accessibility roadmap.

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Thursday
Aug 6, 2015
SharePoint Online Development Training
through SharePoint Innovations Headquarters

This class is designed for Developers for SharePoint Online in the Office 365 cloud environment. This one day course defines the development capabilities within SharePoint Online and how various aspects of SharePoint Online can be leveraged for development purposes.

Duration - 2 Days Offered live ONLINE or In Our CLASSROOM in Beaverton, Oregon.

REGISTER ONLINE at https://www.sharepointinnovations.com/sharepoint-training/schedule/

COST • Online: $1185.00 • In Classroom: $1295.00

Course Outline:

Module 1 – Developer Overview New to SharePoint 2013 Updated in SharePoint 2013 Hardware Requirements Software Requirements

Module 2 – Application Development and Tools

Module 3 – SharePoint API Development Client side object model JavaScript REST

Module 4 – Forms InfoPath Form Excel Survey FoSL App Forms (MSAccess)

Module 5 – Developing App Parts Build a Visual Web Part using Visual Studio

Module 6 – Building Workflows Create a Workflow Workflows in Visual Studio

Module 7 – App Store Development Build a Simple App in Visual Studio 2013 Deploy New App

Module 8 – O365 Development Napa, Visual Studio 2013

Module 9 – Mobile App Mobile App Development

QUESTIONS? Email us at [email protected] or visit us online at www.sharepointinnovations.com

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Monday
Aug 10, 2015
Project Management in SharePoint 2013
SharePoint Innovations Headquarters

This class is designed for Project Managers looking to leverage and understand SharePoint 2013 to create and design portals and sites designed to equip them and their team with a platform to manage projects. This course guides them through the various collaboration tools that can be leveraged to define and build reusable templates for Project Sites in SharePoint 2013. This course assumes some prior understanding and experience with SharePoint 2013.

Duration - 1 Day Offered live ONLINE.

REGISTER ONLINE at https://www.sharepointinnovations.com/sharepoint-training/schedule/

COST • Online: $435.00

Course Outline:

Module 1- Introduction to SharePoint 2013 Brief Introduction of SharePoint 2013 Project Management

Module 2– Collaboration in SharePoint 2013 Introduction to lists and libraries Collaboration and document management

Module 3 – Project Site in SharePoint 2013 Introduction to Sites Building a new Project Site Site Templates and creating Project Templates

Module 4– Tools for Project Management Project Summary Web part Visual Timeline of the Project’s Tasks Complete Tasks schedule of a Project including sub-tasks Library for storing relevant Project Documents Notebook for quickly capturing and organizing information about the project Shared Calendars for Team Events Site Mailboxes

Module 5– Content Types Leveraging Content Types for Project Management Defining and implementing a standard architecture across projects

Module 6– Leveraging SharePoint Workflows for Project Management Creating custom workflows Project Management scenarios

QUESTIONS? Email us at [email protected] or visit us online at www.sharepointinnovations.com

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Tuesday
Aug 11, 2015
SharePoint 2013 Administrator Training
through SharePoint Innovations Headquarters

This class is designed for SharePoint Power Users who have extensive experience managing SharePoint Sites and Site Collections and working with the various End user based tools such as SharePoint Designer and InfoPath to build custom solutions. This training introduces you to the back end/server side of SharePoint on premise and covers, in detail, the technical architecture and nature of a SharePoint farm. It walks you through setting up, installation and configuration of a full SharePoint 2013 Server farm and then builds on it by presenting the administration, best practices and governance of SharePoint as a Farm administrator.

Microsoft Certification This course will prepare students for following certifications: Exam 70-331: Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Exam 70-332: Advanced Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013

Audience: This course is intended for Administrators, Architects, Developers and other IT Professionals.

Duration – 3 Days Offered live ONLINE.

REGISTER ONLINE at https://www.sharepointinnovations.com/sharepoint-training/schedule/

COST • Online: $1,485.00

Course Outline:

Day 1 Module 1 – SharePoint Deployment Overview Enterprise Product Architecture Software, Hardware and Virtualization Requirements Enterprise Functional Areas Farm and Service Application Architecture Editions and Licensing

Module 2 – Installation and Configuration Installing Prerequisites Server Farm Installation Web Applications and Site Collection Configuration Configuring Service Applications User Profile Services Search Service Applications Email Configuration Workflow Manager Lab

Module 3 – SharePoint 2013 Deployment Best Practices Information Architecture Service Application Security Web Application, Site Collections, Quotas, and Content Databases

Module 4 – SharePoint Unified Search Configuring Result Sources Search Center Search Navigation Search Refiners Lab

Day 2 Module 5 – Enterprise Metadata Management Managing Metadata Metadata Navigation Metadata Refinement Panel Cross Site Publishing Lab

Module 6 – Introduction to PowerShell Managing content Check-in/Check-Out Major and Minor Versioning Content Approval Integration and interface via Office Tools Co-authoring and Office Web Apps Lab

Module 7 – Managing Access / Site Permissions Introduction to Groups and Permission levels Managing User Permissions Create custom Permission Levels Creating Security Groups Managing Group membership Break Permission Inheritance at site, library and item level Lab

Module 8 – Office Web Apps Prerequisites Office Web Apps Server Creating the Office Web Apps Server Farm Configure Office Web Apps for SharePoint 2013

Day 3 Module 9 – Business Connectivity Services Business Data Catalogue Store Creating External Content Types Permissions and Security Lab

Module 10 – SQL Server Reporting Service Installation Register and Start Create a Reporting Service Application Create a Report

Module 11 – Backup and Restore Backup Architecture and options Recovery Processes Automating Farm Backups using PowerShell and Server Manager Automating SQL Database Backups using PowerShell and Server Manager Lab

Module 12 – Migration SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010 In-Place upgrade Database detach/attach upgrade SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013 Migration Database detach/Attach upgrade Lab

Module 13 – Governance Project and Operational Management Development and Configuration Infrastructure Operational Concerns Education and Training Navigation, Taxonomy and Search

QUESTIONS? Email us at [email protected] or visit us online at www.sharepointinnovations.com

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Friday
Aug 14, 2015
SharePoint 2013 Site Design, Customization & Branding Training
SharePoint Innovations Headquarters

This course is the place to learn SharePoint customization, branding and best practices on SharePoint 2013 from industry experts and Microsoft MVPs.

Audience: Administrators, Architects, Developers, Designers and Power Users . All the labs are done using SharePoint and SharePoint Designer 2013.

Duration - 1 Day Offered live ONLINE.

REGISTER ONLINE at https://www.sharepointinnovations.com/sharepoint-training/schedule/

COST • Online: $585.00

Course Outline

Module 1 – SharePoint 2013 Branding What’s New in 2013 Branding

Module 2 – SharePoint 2013 Sites Publishing sites vs. non-publishing sites Solution/Site Templates

Module 3 – Web Designer Galleries – SharePoint Designer 2013 Master Page Page Layout Theme Composed Looks

Module 4 – Look and Feel Design Manager Tree view and Navigation Change the look

Module 5 – SharePoint 2013 Customization Navigation Quick Launch Content Editor Web Part

Module 6 – Responsive Web Design Achieving fluid design with HTML5 Enhancing user interaction with jQuery

QUESTIONS? Email us at [email protected] or visit us online at www.sharepointinnovations.com

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Wednesday
Aug 19, 2015
SharePoint 2013 Power User Training
through SharePoint Innovations Headquarters

This class is designed for individual contributors or departmental staff in a variety of job roles, such as content managers, site owners, site administrators, project managers, administrative assistants, functional or operations managers, business users with basic SharePoint skills, and who have the responsibility for managing SharePoint sites as an enabling technology within their work groups and teams, not necessarily technical professionals. This course provides a comprehensive SharePoint training that will present students with a ground-up understanding for how to use, build and manage sites in a SharePoint 2013 environment.

Duration - 3 Days Offered live ONLINE or In Our CLASSROOM in Beaverton, Oregon.

REGISTER ONLINE at https://www.sharepointinnovations.com/sharepoint-training/schedule/

COST • Online: $1,235.00 • In Classroom: $1,295.00

Course Outline

Day 1 Module 1 – SharePoint 2013, an Introduction What’s New in 2013 User Interface Navigation

Module 2 – My Sites and Social Networking Introduction to MySites, Newsfeeds, One Drive Updating your Social Profile Lab

Module 3 – SharePoint 2013 Sites Introduction to sites, site collections SharePoint Architecture Collaboration, Enterprise and publishing sites Navigation Site Features Site Template Multi-Site Level Recycle Bin Lab

Module 4 – Customizing your SharePoint Site Customizing Themes Defining Layout Navigation Types of Navigation Lab

Module 5 – SharePoint 2013 Lists and Libraries Introduction to Lists and Libraries Columns/Metadata Library Settings List Settings Views Types of Lists Lab

Module 6 – Document Management in SharePoint Managing content Check-in/Check-Out Major and Minor Versioning Content Approval Integration and interface via Office Tools Co-authoring and Office Web Apps Lab

Module 7 – Managing Access / Site Permissions Introduction to Groups and Permission levels Managing User Permissions Create custom Permission Levels Creating Security Groups Managing Group membership Break Permission Inheritance at site, library and item level Lab

Day 2 Module 8 – Introduction to Managed Term Store Term Sets Terms Tags Create managed terms Create Managed Columns Lab

Module 9 – Introduction to Content Types Definition Site Columns Default Content Types and Site Columns Create Content Types Manage and associate Content Types Lab

Module 10 – Web Parts Introduction Types of Web Parts

Module 11 – Creating Custom Pages Introduction to SharePoint page types Organize Web Parts on a Team site home page (wiki page) Adding web parts for existing lists Using the Picture Library and Slideshow to display images Using the Content Query web part to Roll-Up Content Lab

Module 12 – Introduction to Business Intelligence Tools BI Tools Excel Web Part Lab

Day 3 Module 13 – Search and Navigation Search at the Site Collection Level Search Settings at Site level Using the Enterprise Search Center Configure Site Collection to use the Search Center Using the Content Search Web Part Customizing your Search Experience

Module 14 – SharePoint Designer 2013 Introduction to the tool and interface Navigating site elements through designer Creating Site Columns, Content Types and Libraries Lab

Module 15 – Workflows Introduction to Workflows Types of Workflows Out of the box Workflows Implement and define OOB workflows Using the 3-state workflow to manage IT Tickets Custom Workflows Introduction to Actions and Conditions in Designer Creating a custom workflow Lab

Module 16 – InfoPath Business Forms Introduction InfoPath Designer Tool interface Types of Forms in SharePoint Customizing an existing list form Creating an InfoPath Form Library Creating a custom InfoPath Form for use with a Form LibraryCustomizing a Document Information Panel Lab

Module 17 – Governance Governance Overview General Best practices Tips Leveraging what you have learned Labs

QUESTIONS? Email us at [email protected] or visit us online at www.sharepointinnovations.com

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Monday
Aug 24, 2015
SharePoint 2013 Development Training
through SharePoint Innovations Headquarters

This course is the place to learn development, best practices and business solution building on SharePoint 2013 from industry experts and Microsoft MVPs.

This course is intended for Administrators, Architects, Developers and other IT Professionals. We cover both code (Visual Studio) and no-code (SharePoint Designer) hands-on labs in this course.

Microsoft Certification This course will prepare students for following certifications: 70-488: MCTS: Developing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Core Solutions 70-489: Developing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Advanced Solutions

Audience: This course is intended for IT Professionals (Administrators, Developers, Architects, Engineering Managers, etc.). Experience building web based applications using HTML, ASP.NET, C# and SQL are beneficial.

  • It is expected that you’re familiar with .Net, HTML, CSS and/or Javascript

Duration: 3 Days Offered live ONLINE or In Our CLASSROOM in Beaverton, Oregon.

REGISTER ONLINE athttps://www.sharepointinnovations.com/sharepoint-training/schedule/

COST • Online: $1,585.00 • In Classroom: $1,695.00

Course Outline

Module 1 – Developer Overview New to SharePoint 2013 Updated in SharePoint 2013 Hardware Requirements Software Requirements

Module 2 – Application Development and Tools

Module 3 – App Store Development Build a Simple App in Visual Studio 2012 Deploy New App

Module 4 – SharePoint API Development Server and client side object model JavaScript REST

Module 5 – Developing Remote Event Receivers Create a Remote Event Receiver

Module 6 – Building Workflows Create a Workflow Workflows in Visual Studio

Module 7 – Building Timer Job Create a Timer Job Timer Job in Visual Studio

Module 8 – Developing Web Parts Task 1: Build a Visual Web Part using Visual Studio

Module 9 – Business Connectivity Services Access an External Database using Visual Studio 2012

Module 10 – Client Side and Web Services Application View the site Create a SharePoint Empty Project in Visual Studio Add the Button Code to the Project Deploy the SolutionCreate a New Project and Add a Web Part Add scripting code to access and render SharePoint list data Deploy and test the Web Part

Module 11 – App Development Napa, Visual Studio 2012 Host Web, App Web and Isolated Web Components Authentication and Permissions

QUESTIONS? Email us at [email protected] or visit us online at www.sharepointinnovations.com

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Tuesday
Aug 25, 2015
3D Modeling and Printing Workshop Series
Uncorked Studios

Sign up now, this event has a very limited number of spots! Registration for this event includes all three workshop sessions. You can register for the event via Eventbrite.

Come to ChickTech’s 3D Printing workshop to get the skills you need to start making 3D models on your own! For three Tuesday evenings in a row, you will be led by an experienced design instructor and focus on building a basic skill set for 3D printing design. Best of all, you'll get to print each session’s project in one of five plastic colors to keep!

Technology that will be used: Autodesk Fusion360 and 3D Printers

The Instructor: 3D printing designer Mazuir Ross (Maz) Maz sculpted the 3D printed cow Veronin for Urban Farmer PDX! To learn more about the designer check out her website at mazuirross.com. She is also in partnership with Attero, who focuses on the hardware side of 3D printing. You can find information about Maz and Attero’s operation at mazandattero.xyz.

Session 1, August 25th: Make a Custom Charm The first session will overview the basics needed for successfully designing 3D printing output, particularly FFF/FDM printing. In the lesson we will create a snap-on custom charm for beer bottles/wine glasses. The creation of the snap-on charm will focus on basics of sketching and creating geometry from sketches. You'll be able to put a word or name on the charm, or even make flowers and/or geometric shapes!

Session 2, September 1st: Make a Trinket Box The second session is about modeling a trinket box with a lid. The session will focus on the combining/subtracting and/or intersecting of geometry for modeling. We'll also focus on the concept of fitting tolerances needed for CAM/CNC fabrication, particularly 3D printing.

Session 3 September 8th: Make a Six-Panel Hinged Cube with Custom Panel Design In the third session, you'll model a 6-panel hinged cube, including learning how to create fitted hinges. You'll also get creative with the custom designs on each panel. This folding cube can be designed with a sports team logo, a company name, anything you want. It can also be made into a desk trinket to hold pencils/pens/stylus just by cutting out a hole on the top panel.


By the end of this workshop series you'll have a comprehensive understanding of 3D printing, 3D modeling software, and 3D design.

Part of ChickTech’s mission is to retain women in technology. We intend for this event to build community and add skills to resumes. We encourage anyone who has always wanted to get started with 3D Printing to register for this event!

Dates: Aug 25, Sept 1, Sept 8 Time: 5:45pm-8pm (Doors open at 5:30pm and close at 8:30pm, we encourage you to come early and stay late!)

Location:

Uncorked Studios 1001 SE Water Ave #350 Portland, OR 97214

Registration pays for dinner for all three evenings, along with the class costs. Any amount left over supports ChickTech: High School.

A big thank you to our sponsor and event location provider, Uncorked Studios!

ChickTech: Career events are open to all genders with a focus on women.

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Wednesday
Sep 16, 2015
Unicorns Are Made, Not Born: The Truths of Designer/Developers — RefreshPDX
Idealist

Doors at 6pm, Talk at 6:30pm

Please visit the site to RSVP.

Our Topic

Over the years, the internet has had many a debate over unicorns, aka designers that code. In what capacity do they exist? Should more people try to become unicorns? What does it take to be a designer/developer?

Despite what the descriptor might imply, being a unicorn isn’t magic – it’s work. Whether you’re starting a career in design, already designing and coding all the time, or hiring, you’ll have to make decisions about what to prioritize. So rather than perpetuating unicorn myths, let’s talk about what it’s like to jump between two disciplines and what makes one designer better than another.

Our speaker, Elea Chang

Elea Chang is a Bay-Area-native-turned-Portlander who designs for the web and thinks about usability. Previously, she worked for Upworthy, Idealist, and OkCupid Labs. Recently, Elea has written pieces for Model View Culture and The Pastry Box, and is putting together Affect, a conference on the intersection of design and social good.

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Thursday
Oct 8, 2015
DesignSpeaks Presents: Peak Performance
52 Limited

DESIGNSPEAKS exists to explore design within the multidisciplinary: architecture, brand, communications, experience, film, fashion, graphic, industrial. We establish an interface within the context of real life, supporting the most compelling regional voices in design, and talk through to the heart of the practice.

PEAK PERFORMANCE Data, Design, and Driving the Future October 8, 2015 7 to 9 pm / 52 Limited Moderated by Tony Thacker

Tony Thacker is a longtime auto industry authority, author and book publisher based in Los Angeles. Most recently, Tony was Executive Director of the World of Speed, an educational motorsports-themed museum, in Wilsonville. He served as executive director of the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum in Pomona and the marketing director for the famed SO-CAL Speed Shop for 10 years.

Led by the enigmatic Tony Thacker, consider this a glimpse into a not-so-distant future of driverless cars negotiating rush hour traffic and carless drivers using augmented reality.

We’ll trace the path of Salem-based Nick McMillen from passionate video gamer to professional racecar driver and learn how the virtual and augmented training environments being pioneered by Keith Maher in Hillsboro give drivers like McMillen an edge on the track.

Then we'll take on engineering feats from self-driving trucks to land speed motorcycle design with Daimler Trucks North America's former vehicle dynamics manager Matt Markstaller and contemplate the future of automotive design with Aaron Pizzuti, a former design manager at Chrysler. From Pikes Peak to peak performance, where is technology taking us and who exactly is in the driver's seat?

Doors open at 6 pm. Come early for food, drinks and virtual reality demos. Your ticket includes the presentation, dinner, hosted bar, and a limited edition poster.

With Panelists:

Keith Maher is a leading authority in automotive simulation - from programming to podiums, he provides custom simulation solutions to automotive problems. With 22 years in high technology and a motorsports obsession, he founded Maher Solutions, LLC to help people in the automotive industry achieve their goals through simulation.

Matt Markstaller is a mechanical engineer who has worked in various capacities for Daimler Trucks North America for 27 years. He designed and built numerous prototype vehicles including Pikes Peak Hill Climb trucks, test facilities, and wind tunnels. By night, he designs and builds vehicles from open road racers to Bonneville record streamliners.

Nick McMillen is a professional racing driver for Nissan. Born in Salem, he took an unconventional path to professional driving by winning the 2013 GT Academy, an international virtual-to-reality contest that allows the best Gran Turismo players to compete for the opportunity to become professional drivers. He won the Dubai 24 and Silverstone in 2014.

Aaron Pizzuti is a designer specializing in automotive, footwear and consumer product design and creative direction. Following a life long passion for both automobiles and art, he spent nine years at Chrysler as design manager and senior product designer. He's currently Creative Director at Under Armour in Portland.

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Friday
Oct 23, 2015
Human Centered Design for Human Resources
Oregon Story Board

Human Centered Design seems to be all the buzz lately - but what is it, really, and how can we use it the benefit Human Resources? Come learn what HCD is all about and how it can make the HR practitioner's life (gasp) better! In this interactive workshop - complete with snacks, post-it notes galore, and plenty of time out of chairs - we'll discover the steps of the HCD process. We'll have ample time to work in small groups, where you can practice applying the framework to issues that group members bring forward - everything from team performance, productivity, retention, and more. Our goal is to help you gain a level of comfort and competency with HCD so that you can leverage it for small or big change in your organization, no matter where you are.

You can expect to leave the workshop knowing:

  • What the HCD framework offers and how it works
  • How to apply HCD to your work in a lean, daily manner
  • How to use HCD to improve your workflow and solve specific workplace issues

Once registered, you'll receive a pre-workshop packet. We invite you to review the material in preparation for the workshop (we promise it's worth it!). At the workshop, you'll receive a handful of useful, editable materials that you can use again and again. We look forward to meeting you and sharing the HCD framework with you - to revolutionize HR!

This workshop is co-taught by Kristen Gallagher of Edify and Nitya Wahklu of Drawing Bridges:

Nitya Wakhlu is the founder at Drawbridge Innovations LLC, where she specializes in using Visual Thinking and Experiential Learning to create whole-brained experiences that support learning and change.

Nitya has a bachelor's degree in Electrical and Telecommunications engineering and an MBA focused on human resources and organization development. She brings over eight years of facilitation experience working with corporate, government and non-profit groups across North America, India, Africa, and Europe.

Nitya is best known for her work in learning design and visual facilitation. As a visual facilitator, Nitya brings a ninja-like listening ability to the table. She distills what she hears and creates a large-scale visual mural of key insights and emerging conversation patterns. This live visual capture prevents precious insight from being lost, stimulates higher levels of group creativity and helps the group truly “see the big picture”.

Things that make her eyes shine include: working with smart and diverse groups, learning about the brain, and studying behavior change. Find her at http://www.nityawakhlu.com/

Kristen Gallagher is the founder of Edify, a learning design consultancy that helps technology and creative companies grow their employees, customers, and businesses. She brings over eight years of instructional design, alternative learning environment experience, event management, business development, and nonprofit education experience to Edify. Recently, her focus has been on building educational experiences that empower people, especially new employees, women and small business owners.

Gallagher has presented research, workshops, and facilitated experiences at conferences and events of all sizes for over six years, focusing primarily on art history, museum, and education topics. She has experience presenting for a variety of audiences, though she prefers to focus on adult learning and treats "presentations" as learning experiences rather than show-and-tell sessions. Effective, efficient programs, events, and strategies are what motivate her, and in every project, she strives to engage teams and stakeholders to uncover the solutions for their needs (and often solve problems they didn't know they had!) Find her at www.edifyedu.com

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Monday
Nov 9, 2015
Portland Startup Weekend Happy Hour
Green Dragon Bistro & Brew Pub

Join us for our traditional pre-event!

  • Meet sponsors, organizers, alumni and other people who are interested in Startup Weekend.

  • Hear tips on how to get the most out of your Startup Weekend experience.

  • Get ahead of the curve by making connections early.

This event is open to anyone who is interested in Startup Weekend.

Snacks are on us.

If you have any questions, email [email protected]

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Wednesday
Nov 25, 2015
PDX 3D Printing Lab
Venture Business Centers

Join us for our monthly 3D Printing meetup. All are welcome, we will have at least one printer on site, for those who have never seen one. If you have a printer, you're welcome to bring it.

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Wednesday
Mar 16, 2016
PDX Design Research Group
Connective DX

Don't Change My Chainsaw: Challenges­ in designing a tool for a skeptical audience

In this presentation, Michael Oilar (MDC Research) will talk about a project involving research for a new battery-powered chainsaw design. They tested several iterations, from paper prototypes to high fidelity models. Their research revealed conflicting needs of different user audiences, as well as some resistance to change. Michael will talk about how they worked to resolve those conflicts in the final design.

Please join us for what promises to be an enlightening and entertaining evening!

About the Speaker

Michael Oilar is the President of MDC Research, a market research agency located in Portland, OR.

Event Details

Time: Informal networking is from 6:30 – 7:00, with Michael's talk to begin promptly at 7:00. Light dinner to be provided from World Foods deli. Please RSVP on our Meetup site and let us know if you'll be attending. http://www.meetup.com/PDX-Design-Research-Group/

Special thanks to Connective DX for hosting this event!

About This Organization...

The PDX Design Research Group is a multidisciplinary networking group focused on the role of research in the design of products, services and systems in business, government and non-profits. We welcome perspectives from all disciplines, including human-computer interaction, design, market research, and the social sciences, and others. Meetings are held every other month in downtown Portland, and include speakers, panel discussions, workshops, and other events, with opportunities to network and discuss relevant topics with fellow research professionals.

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Wednesday
May 18, 2016
WebVisions Portland
through Revolution Hall

This is Design x Strategy: Building the Future Web WebVisions Portland May 18-20 at PNCA and Revolution Hall http://www.webvisionsevent.com/portland/

Discover how mobile and connected devices, design, user experience and content strategy are impacting the the future of the Web. Get the inside scoop from the Internet’s leading experts: Douglas Rushkoff will explore themes from his new book, “Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus”, Mike Monteiro muses on why “This is the Golden Age of Design...and we’re screwed”, Nina Freeman will share her experiences in creating indie games and more. Sign up for a Three Day Pass to experience awesome workshops with Nathan Shedroff, Aaron Draplin, Leo Frishberg, Paul Backett, and Chris Butler.

Register today at: http://wvpdx16.eventbrite.com

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Wednesday
Jul 13, 2016
UX + Optimization Tech Meet-Up [Camp Optimization]
Assembly Lounge Bar

Camp Optimization's mission is simple: provide a casual, fun and informative forum for digital marketers and technologists to share optimization best practices, challenges and wins. Camp Optimization is hosted by roboboogie.

Roboboogie is a Portland-based digital experience optimization agency partnering closely with brands to improve conversion rates, nurture brand advocacy and increase customer value.

Camp Optimization welcomes Thom Hines!

Thom makes things easier, like Bzzy--a simple and smart to-do list app for individuals and teams who need to get stuff done. He also teaches Interaction and Web Design at Portland State University.

This month's discussion topic: Optimization is not all sales and email sign-ups.

This month Camp Optimization explores the role of effective UI design in improving productivity and engagement. Thom will share his perspectives on how engaging experiences help users get things done, and keeps them coming back for more.

Meet us at the Assembly Lounge bar at Revolution Hall (Second Floor) for for some beer and casual networking. We'll end the night on the rooftop with a few games of Corn Hole. First round of drinks are on us! Make sure to spread the word and don't forget to RSVP. We hope to see you there!

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Thursday
Jul 21, 2016
Portland Design Happy Hour
Produce Row Cafe

This is really just an excuse to have drinks with other designers. There won't be a pop quiz or anything.

RSVP and grab your (free) ticket

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Saturday
Aug 6, 2016
Devsigner 2016
through University Place Hotel

The Devsigner 2016 Conference provides a time and place for designers and coders to gather, exchange ideas, learn from one another, broaden skill-sets, and interact with the local design community. Sessions will range from non-tech subjects (e.g. architecture) to highly technical implementation. This year will feature fewer sessions and more time to mingle, including a mixer Saturday evening.

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Wednesday
Aug 31, 2016
Startup Design Competition TV Show - Episode Taping
CENTRL Office

More information and RSVP on Eventbrite here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/ux-tv-show-taping-tickets-26974142386

Expose UX is the web TV show where startups compete for prizes while getting feedback from user experience (UX) experts. It's Shark Tank for UX design. Learn from the experts' advice and improve your own product! See past episodes on our website www.exposeux.com

Be part of the studio audience in Portland!

Expose UX is touring North America taping episodes in 25 cities. Join for their Portland stop at CENTRL Office! Watch as 5 local startups give a 30-second pitch, 2-minute demo, and receive feedback from a panel of user experience experts. After all the startups have presented, the experts will choose the winner for the Expose UX Prize Bundle!

  • See some of the hottest startups in Portland pitch and demo
  • Learn by watching the experts' advice
  • Join the excitement as the experts choose who wins the Prize Bundle

BE A VIP ($12): Come at 5:30pm to get your picture with Expose UX Host Richard Brevig and meet the experts and startups. Socialize with new friends while enjoying pizza and soda.

GENERAL ADMISSION (Free): Please note that general admission is on a first come, first served basis starting at 6:30pm. A general admission ticket does not guarantee entry if capacity is reached. VIP tickets are guaranteed entry.

Event Schedule 5:30 pm - VIP ($12): Food and networking
6:30 pm - GENERAL ADMISSION (Free)
7:00 pm - Episode filming
8:00 pm - More networking

User Experience Experts

Leo Frishberg is Founding Principal of Phase II, a Portland, OR based UX and product strategy consultancy. His UX leadership extends back 30+ years. As Product Design Manager at Intel, he led multiple enterprise UX teams. As Principal UX Architect at Tektronix, he established UX as a strategic component of the business. Most recently, he authored Presumptive Design, a leading-edge design research method.

Rachel Nabors is a UI animation consultant and international speaker in Portland, Oregon. She curates WebAnimationWeekly.com, founded the Animation at Work community, and represents the interests of web animation folk as an invited expert at the W3C.

Samuel Hulick is the author of The Elements of User Onboarding. He’s combined UX savvy and a cat-like curiosity for measuring UX impact to become an expert in onboarding. His approach is shaped by over a decade of web experience, theories taken from behavioral psychology, video game design, and even filmmaking.

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Wednesday
Sep 7, 2016
PDXRust: Nick Cameron on Design Patterns in Rust & Jamey Sharp on Corrode
Mozilla Portland Office

We'll have 2 talks again this month!

Design Patterns in Rust:

Nick Cameron is a core contributor on the Rust language's language design, tools, and compiler teams. He's in town for RustConf, and will be sharing his talk on Design Patterns in Rust with us! Here's the abstract:

This talk will cover some of the common idioms and design patterns encountered when programming in Rust.We’ll work through simple idioms used in everyday programming for tasks such as object creation and customisation, resource management, and destruction. We’ll then cover more complex patterns often used in generic data structures and libraries. We’ll also discuss some of the underlying themes and why these idioms and patterns occur in Rust.

The talk will not assume previous experience with Rust. The audience will gain an understanding of programming with Rust and its strengths and weaknesses. For those learning (or intending to learn) Rust, the talk should provide a short-cut to intermediate and advanced programming skills.

Corrode: Automatically Translating C to Rust

C has been the de facto systems programming language for 44 years, which means an awful lot of useful software is written in that language. As excellent as Rust is, it doesn't have that inertia behind it. (Yet!) Rust has good FFI support for calling C functions, plus tools for automatically generating FFI bindings, which make much of that existing software usable for new Rust projects. Still, gaining Rust's full safety advantages requires rewriting existing C software in Rust, which is currently a manual, time-consuming, and error-prone process.

Corrode is a tool that aims to bridge this gap by automatically translating C source code to equivalent Rust. A Corrode-translated program is no safer than the original C was, but it gets the most tedious translation work out of the way so a programmer can focus on taking advantage of Rust's more advanced features.

In this talk we'll explore what Corrode does, and does not, do. We'll discuss interesting examples that will surprise most C programmers, while staying accessible to programmers in any language. We'll look at how Corrode has been tested: the most effective ways are methods not widely used with other software. And we'll evaluate Corrode's documentation and community-building efforts, to both show how you can contribute and suggest steps you might consider for your own projects.

Speaker Jamey Sharp is Corrode's initial author and a programmer experienced in a variety of languages including C, Java, Python, Haskell, and x86 assembly. He is new to Rust, compared to those languages, and Corrode grew out of his learning experiments. (The exercise has been very effective at finding odd corners of both C and Rust...) He recently completed a session as a Recurse Center resident, teaching advanced topics to diverse audiences of programming enthusiasts spanning every skill level, which he enjoyed tremendously.

Other information:

PDXRust meets on the first Wednesday of every month, from 6-8pm, at Mozilla's Portland space. The first hour is either lightning talks from group members or a more in-depth tutorial from a Rust expert, and the second hour is hacking and social time.

Join us in #pdxrust on irc.freenode.net (http://webchat.freenode.net/) with any feedback about what you'd like to see!

Remember that Rust's Code of Conduct defines the Rust community's expectations for participation.

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Saturday
Sep 10, 2016
Portland Mini Maker Fair
OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)

Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker Movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.

Operating in and around the OMSI complex, Portland's Mini Maker Fair 2016 is expected to draw around 20,000 visitors over this 2 day extravaganza of creativity and making. With a wide range of local makers, presentations, workshops, activities and vendors, there's literally something here for everyone. From textiles to sculpture, 3d printing to bee keeping, steampunk hovercraft to supersonic ping-pong balls, you never know what you'll find as you explore Portland's Mini maker Faire 2016.

Getting Tickets Tickets to the 2016 Portland Mini Maker Faire will include the north parking lot and the museum.

Tickets on sale now!

One-Day Passes: $15 Adults, $10 Youth 3-13 and Seniors 63+ Two-Day Passes: $25 Adults, $15 Youth 3-13 and Seniors 63+ OMSI Members get 50% off all tickets

Food & Drink A food cart pod will be serving up local food and flavor, with Full Sail beer, Union Wine Co. wine, and Reverend Nat's hard cider available at the bar. OMSI's restaurant, Theory, will also be open with wood-fire pizza, salads, sandwiches, and Salt & Straw ice cream.

Participating Food Carts:

50 Licks Altengartz Aybla Grill Hungry Heart Moberi Smoothies Nineteen27 S'mores PDX Sliders Right Bayou So Cold Sweet Day Tamale Boy Taqueria la Merced Cash and credit cards will be accepted at the bar, but some food carts are cash-only so please plan accordingly. An ATM is available inside the museum.

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Sunday
Sep 11, 2016
Portland Mini Maker Fair
OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)

Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker Movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.

Operating in and around the OMSI complex, Portland's Mini Maker Fair 2016 is expected to draw around 20,000 visitors over this 2 day extravaganza of creativity and making. With a wide range of local makers, presentations, workshops, activities and vendors, there's literally something here for everyone. From textiles to sculpture, 3d printing to bee keeping, steampunk hovercraft to supersonic ping-pong balls, you never know what you'll find as you explore Portland's Mini maker Faire 2016.

Getting Tickets Tickets to the 2016 Portland Mini Maker Faire will include the north parking lot and the museum.

Tickets on sale now!

One-Day Passes: $15 Adults, $10 Youth 3-13 and Seniors 63+ Two-Day Passes: $25 Adults, $15 Youth 3-13 and Seniors 63+ OMSI Members get 50% off all tickets

Food & Drink A food cart pod will be serving up local food and flavor, with Full Sail beer, Union Wine Co. wine, and Reverend Nat's hard cider available at the bar. OMSI's restaurant, Theory, will also be open with wood-fire pizza, salads, sandwiches, and Salt & Straw ice cream.

Participating Food Carts:

50 Licks Altengartz Aybla Grill Hungry Heart Moberi Smoothies Nineteen27 S'mores PDX Sliders Right Bayou So Cold Sweet Day Tamale Boy Taqueria la Merced Cash and credit cards will be accepted at the bar, but some food carts are cash-only so please plan accordingly. An ATM is available inside the museum.

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Tuesday
Sep 27, 2016
Free Community Screening: DESIGN DISRUPTORS, brought to you by InVision & Delight Conference.
PNCA Mediatheque at the Pacfic Northwest College of Arts

Join us for an exclusive screening of the InVision-produced documentary DESIGN DISRUPTORS, brought to you by InVision & Delight Conference.

DESIGN DISRUPTORS

You're invited to join us for an exclusive screening of Design Disruptors, a full-length documentary about the future of design, produced by InVision, a Delight Conference Signature Partner. The film features design leaders and product designers from 15+ industry-toppling companies-valued at more than $1 trillion dollars combined. The film chronicles the true nature of design and the design-driven business revolutions being shaped around the world through the designers' eyes.

Hosted by the PNCA Collaborative Design MFA program at the PNCA Mediatheque, this screening will be a chance to mingle with Delight attendees, local professionals and PNCA design MFA's.

Starting at 6:15, with lights down at 6:45 and a talk-back immediately following. Seating is limited, so you have to register, but there will be reserved VIP seating for Delight attendees. Watch the documentary trailer now.

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Thursday
Sep 29, 2016
Pizza Party with your Creative Community
NedSpace Broadway

Summer is coming to a close, so let's send it off in style- pizza style that is! Join your friends in The Creative Roundtable community for an evening of networking, indie board games, and pizza, provided by Sizzle Pie.

We will provide the pizza and refreshments, you bring yourself and a friend! The format will be casual, with open networking and a few tables stocked with games by independent designers and members of The Creative Roundtable community.

See you then,

Jena & Jehn

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Wednesday
Oct 12, 2016
I want to work for _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (this month is InvisionApp)
Forge Portland

We are super-thrilled to welcome our October special guest, Dana Lawson. Dana is the VP of Platform Engineering at InvisionApp. And the cool part is InvisionApp is a very remote-friendly company (more about this at the meetup session). Dana Lawson on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dglawson Invision on Twitter: https://twitter.com/invisionapp

Dana and I worked together at New Relic for about a year. The first thing anyone notices about Dana is her electrifying energy and her sharp sense of humor. You can tell right away that working with her would be super-fun and you could get lots of things accomplished with little or no stress. Dana’s illustrious career record proves my theory :) Dana had great opportunities to wear many hats throughout her 18 year career in technology.

Earlier this year, Dana wanted to take these lessons learned from being in that crazy world and do it all over again, but better! So when the opportunity came to build out a Platform Engineering organization at InVision she decided to take that chance.

This is just a teaser for all the goodness you can expect at the actual meetup. As always, you have our PERSONAL GUARANTEE that this meetup is the best value for your precious ~2 hours away from friends/family :)

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Tuesday
Oct 18, 2016
RuNT. Humanizing Technology with Mark Wyner
Wacom Experience Center

Don’t look now, but your life depends on user experience design. Smartphones lead us around by the hand, we strap computers to body parts like it’s going out of style, and autonomous cars are already on the road. Thankfully, Mark Wyner is determined to humanize those experiences. As a user experience designer, Mark has architected software for the US Army, Nike, Intel, Chrysler, and more. He has eloquently addressed the need for interfaces we understand and trust, both in writing and as a speaker at events like Webvisions. Come hear about his efforts to work with the machines, before they take over for good.

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Wednesday
Nov 9, 2016
I want to work for _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (this month is RazorFish)
Forge Portland

For Novembers 'I want to work for_______' meetup we are excited to have with us Brynn Dirksen - Associate Art Director at Razorfish. She specializes in UX design and we look forward to hearing her thoughts and her journey in the digital marketing space.

An excerpt of her journey in her own words - "While I started my career in the design industry working on print projects, after joining Razorfish as an Art Director, I dove deep into the world of digital design. As a digital agency Razorfish has a large UX department, and from the get-go I was interested in this "experience-based” take on design. Razorfish encourages employees to experiment with other disciplines, and when I started exploring, UX opportunities immediately opened up for me. I had always enjoyed visual design but once experience design was thrown into the mix, the design problems I had once found interesting became truly fascinating. Jumping on the chance to expand my skill set lead me from a job I enjoyed, to one that I’m truly passionate about."

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Thursday
Nov 17, 2016
UX NIGHT SCHOOL: Envisioning and Acting - A Community Workshop
XOXO Outpost

What changes after the 2016 elections? How do folks from the design and tech communities come together to fight the good fight? How do we learn how to help?

In this workshop, we’ll work with both ideas and actions, by joining with community partners to envision, plan, scope and scale a User Experience project. We’ll begin by discussing problems and needs with our stakeholders, using the Envisioning Cards toolkit from the Value Sensitive Design Lab at UW. We’ll then explore User Experience methods and tactics using IDEO’s method cards. Lastly, we’ll plan deliverables, discuss resourcing, and create a budget for our project.

Workshop is limited to 10 participants. We'll have plenty of time for discussion and exploration.

Participants will receive a copy of the UX Night School Field Notebook and our UX Project Planning and Methods Guides to use in their own work. Snacks and beverages will be provided.

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Thursday
Dec 29, 2016
Holiday Pizza Party with your Creative Community
NedSpace Broadway

Another year is coming to a close, join your friends from The Creative Roundtable community to celebrate the end of 2016! Come for an evening of casual networking, inspiring conversation, and Sizzle Pie pizza.

We will provide the pizza, beer, wine, and soft drinks! Please bring a blanket, food, or clothing item to donate to the Portland Rescue Mission. Your donation gives love and support to men, women and children looking for a way out of homelessness and addiction. You can view a list of their most requested items here: http://www.portlandrescuemission.org/get-involved/other-donations/donate-food-clothing/

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Wednesday
Jan 18
Refresh Portland — Emotional Intelligence in Design
FINE

Data and good intentions are no longer enough in a world where the lines are increasingly blurred between online and offline experiences. People need products that support the broad spectrum of human experience. By practicing awareness we can create designs that help people do what they need to do, even when life is hard.

Our Presenter, Beth Dean

Beth is an illustrator and designer in San Francisco. She currently works at Facebook on transparency in advertising and dabbles in LGBTQ policy advocacy. When she’s not drawing or at a computer she can be found on a mountain peak.

She’s led design and product for analytics and news startups, and worked with big brands like Hotwire, Progressive Insurance and American Greetings. In addition to her own books, her comics have been featured in SPIN, various anthologies, and galleries around the country. She’s spoken around the world about emotional intelligence in design, and queer identity in comics, at places like: San Diego Comic-Con, Stumptown Comics Fest, Alternative Press Expo, From the Front, Industry, and more. She’s been interviewed on NPR’s Marketplace, and recently served as a White House LGBTQ Tech Innovation Fellow.

Follow Beth on Twitter and at her personal site.

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CHIFOO Event: Innovating from Within: Activating Creative Resiliency and Change Agency in Teams
New Relic

Please note that this first meeting will be meeting on the fifth floor!

CHIFOO presents "Innovating from Within: Activating Creative Resiliency and Change Agency in Teams" with Patricia Colley, Creative Catalysts Consulting | Matt Smith, Actor!

How do you drive innovation from within the ranks, when innovation processes aren’t well established, or don’t have a clear executive champion? Join us will we bring you a set of collaborative approaches and techniques you can start using right away to inspire your teams to engage more creatively.

About the Speakers Patricia Colley From an early age, Patricia had a natural sense of wonder about the world, a passion for the craft of creativity, and an affinity for deep collaborative play. This playful mindset and teamwork has lead her to be Lead UX Designer at CDK Global, an improv actor and a consultant with Creative Catalysts.

Matt Smith Matt Smith is a true improv legend. As a founding member of Seattle Improv, Matt has decades of performance, writing and teaching experience. He delivers practical, usable improv-theory based trainings for Agile, team building team building, change management, stress management, conflict resolution, and group creativity.

Come join CHIFOO for our first speaker event for 2017's theme "Thriving in Chaos: Strategies for Good Design".

Please Note: This first meeting will be held on the fifth floor of the US Bancorp Building aka "Big Pink".

http://bit.ly/2iyvWsS

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Saturday
Jan 21
Create 3D Art with Blender
Free Geek

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

10:30am-12:30pm Class 12:30pm-1:30pm Lab

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Tuesday
Jan 24
Intro to Solutions Thinking for Product Managers
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Product managers and product teams face unprecedented challenges as business environments and product ecosystems become increasingly complex and unpredictable.

Customers have tremendous freedom to choose among competing products, and user experience has become a big factor in many purchase decisions. Time-to-market pressure is unrelenting, while product complexity and technical challenges keep increasing. In this environment, businesses must offer solutions that solve the right problem for the right consumer at the right time and the right price.

Solutions Thinking offers a fresh look at how to develop holistic solutions for customer problems. Solutions Thinking helps teams balance business, usage, and technology to create a compelling and sustainable set of products and services to meet the customer’s current and future needs. Solutions Thinking helps teams go from opportunities to solutions using a value-driven approach, and works with traditional, Agile, and hybrid development life cycles.

Many teams just focus on making products when they should be thinking about developing solutions. Solutions Thinking blends a unique collection of proven industry models into a coherent methodology for solution development. The approach is specifically designed to work in complex environments.

*This is a free, one-hour introduction to Solutions Thinking, which is typically a day-long workshop. We will not have time to cover topics in depth. After an overview of the topics, there will be time for a deeper dive into one additional module based on participant preferences. If you would like to participate in the day-long workshop on February 21st, please make a reservation here. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/solutions-thinking-for-product-managers-tickets-30741063348

Who typically attends? Product managers, Product owners, product planners, product marketing, architects, designers, product engineers, and others working on holistic solution discovery, definition, design, and delivery.

Brought to you by https://www.nucognitive.com

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Wednesday
Feb 1
CHIFOO Event: Embrace The Chaos
New Relic

CHIFOO presents "Embrace The Chaos: Client Workshops and Getting the Insights You Seek" with Alicia Nagel, Alicia Nagel Creative, LLC!

Engage the client in disruptive and engaging workshops early in website development process to elicit input from key stakeholders who might not otherwise be able to verbalize it. Learn about workshop tools to engage clients to define user personas, develop a wish-list of website features, and define voice for content.

About the Speaker

Alicia (@AliciaNagelCrtv) brings over a decade of experience in marketing strategy and branding. She creates content and makes sure the marketing for her clients is strategically crafted to meet their business goals.

She currently enjoys living in NoPo and takes any chance she can get to visit the many gardens we have within the city.

Come join CHIFOO for our second speaker event for 2017's theme "Thriving in Chaos: Strategies for Good Design".

http://bit.ly/2j998jU

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Monday
Feb 6
Design Week Website Hackathon at FINE
FINE

Design Week Portland is launching its full website in mid-February, and we're calling all coders to help get it ready to go live! We'll be launching the schedule, sweeping for content, squashing bugs, cleaning up code, writing tests and maybe even doing some progressive enhancement. Whether you're a junior developer or a seasoned senior, we'd love to have you involved. There will be pizza. There will be beverages. There will be code. Join us at FINE for an evening of hacking.

Coders beware: this seems less like a hackathon and more like a "we said we'd do this but don't have the resources, so come do it for us and we'll take the credit". Don't forget your time is worth $$ and the people putting this on are likely getting free tickets to DWP from your hard work!

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Thursday
Feb 16
Intro to Solutions Thinking for Product Managers
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Product managers and product teams face unprecedented challenges as business environments and product ecosystems become increasingly complex and unpredictable.

Customers have tremendous freedom to choose among competing products, and user experience has become a big factor in many purchase decisions. Time-to-market pressure is unrelenting, while product complexity and technical challenges keep increasing. In this environment, businesses must offer solutions that solve the right problem for the right consumer at the right time and the right price.

Solutions Thinking offers a fresh look at how to develop holistic solutions for customer problems. Solutions Thinking helps teams balance business, usage, and technology to create a compelling and sustainable set of products and services to meet the customer’s current and future needs. Solutions Thinking helps teams go from opportunities to solutions using a value-driven approach, and works with traditional, Agile, and hybrid development life cycles.

Many teams just focus on making products when they should be thinking about developing solutions. Solutions Thinking blends a unique collection of proven industry models into a coherent methodology for solution development. The approach is specifically designed to work in complex environments.

*This is a free, one-hour introduction to Solutions Thinking, which is typically a day-long workshop. We will not have time to cover topics in depth. After an overview of the topics, there will be time for a deeper dive into one additional module based on participant preferences. If you would like to participate in the day-long workshop on February 21st, please make a reservation here. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/solutions-thinking-for-product-managers-tickets-30741063348

Who typically attends? Product managers, Product owners, product planners, product marketing, architects, designers, product engineers, and others working on holistic solution discovery, definition, design, and delivery.

Brought to you by https://www.nucognitive.com

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Tuesday
Feb 21
Solutions Thinking for Product Managers
McMenamins Kennedy School

Product managers and product teams face unprecedented challenges as business environments and product ecosystems become increasingly complex and unpredictable.

Customers have tremendous freedom to choose among competing products, and user experience has become a big factor in many purchase decisions. Time-to-market pressure is unrelenting, while product complexity and technical challenges keep increasing. In this environment, businesses must offer solutions that solve the right problem for the right consumer at the right time and the right price.

Solutions Thinking offers a fresh look at how to develop holistic solutions for customer problems. Solutions Thinking helps teams balance business, usage, and technology to create a compelling and sustainable set of products and services to meet the customer’s current and future needs. Solutions Thinking helps teams go from opportunities to solutions using a value-driven approach, and works with traditional, Agile, and hybrid development life cycles.

Many teams just focus on making products when they should be thinking about developing solutions. Solutions Thinking blends a unique collection of proven industry models into a coherent methodology for solution development. The approach is specifically designed to work in complex environments.

Who typically attends? Product managers, Product owners, product planners, product marketing, architects, designers, product engineers, and others working on holistic solution discovery, definition, design, and delivery.

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Wednesday
Mar 1
CHIFOO Event: Inclusion Before Diversity: Creating a Culture of Learning and Encouraging Getting it Wrong
New Relic

CHIFOO presents "Inclusion Before Diversity: Creating a Culture of Learning and Encouraging Getting it Wrong" with Ivana McConnell, Senior UI/UX Designer at Customer.io!

Why tech companies should focus on achieving inclusion first, attending to employees’ specific self-care needs in order to create a platform for diversity to flourish, and better software made. People are chaotic, and product design has to account for them— this is challenging, and often solved by doing research and testing.

About the Speaker Ivana (@IvanaMcConnell) was born in Sarajevo to a civil engineer-turned-translator and a UN Logistics Officer-turned-software engineer. She arrived in Vancouver via Croatia, Scotland, and Toronto, and has previously made a living as a rock climbing instructor and video game tester. These days she’s a senior UX designer at Customer.io, and is most interested in the intersections of technology, identity, and data.

Come join CHIFOO for our third speaker event for 2017's theme "Thriving in Chaos: Strategies for Good Design".

http://bit.ly/2iuWe0a

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Tuesday
Mar 7
Beyond The UX Tipping Point w/ Jared Spool
Wacom Experience Center

IxDA Portland is delighted to welcome Jared Spool to the Pacific Northwest, to present his UX Tipping Point talk. Doors open at 6pm for drinks, snacks, catching-up with friends, and checking-out Wacom's swanky new "Experience Center" in the Pearl District. Jared's talk will then span ~45min, with time after for Q&A. We'll also be raffling-off books, and offering a discount code for UIE's upcoming Portland workshop series!

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The UX Tipping Point

For the longest time, making a great experience for the user was a business-strategy luxury item. A great product only had to work and ship. A great experience was a nice-to-have, not a requirement. Times have changed. The cost of delivering a product is no longer a barrier to entry. Quality is no longer a differentiator. What’s left? The user’s experience.

Every part of the organization must be infused with an understanding of great design. Your organization has to cross the UX Tipping Point. You must increase everyone’s exposure to users, communicate a solid experience vision, and install a culture of continual learning. With that, design will become your organization’s competitive advantage.

Jared will show you and your team:

• Which path organizations take to become design-infused • How a centralized UX team is a stepping stone to a more UX capable organization • Why the market needs to demand a better experience before it will matter • What your organization will need to do to cross the UX Tipping Point

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Jared M. Spool is a co-founder of Center Centre and the founder of UIE. In 2016, with Dr. Leslie Jensen-Inman, he opened Center Centre, a new design school in Chattanooga, TN to create the next generation of industry-ready UX Designers. They created a revolutionary approach to vocational training, infusing Jared’s decades of UX experience with Leslie’s mastery of experience-based learning methodologies.

You’ll also find him as the conference chair and keynote speaker at the annual UI Conference and UX Immersion Conference, and he manages to squeeze in a fair amount of writing time. He is author of the book, Web Usability: A Designer’s Guide and co-author of Web Anatomy: Interaction Design Frameworks that Work.

You’ll find his writing at uie.com. You can also follow his adventures on the Twitters at @jmspool, where he tweets daily about UX design, design strategy, design education, and the wondrous customer service habits of the airline industry.

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Thursday
Mar 9
Autodesk hits Hedron Makerspace - What's new in Fusion 360 API and CAD/CAM Scripting
Hedron Makerspace

Interested in Design and Robotics? Want to learn more about 3D modeling, CNC wood carving, 3D printing, laser engraving, or welding? Hedron is thrilled to host a few software gurus at Autodesk in March's meetup. Come out and get a download from one of the best in his field, Brian Ekins. Brian will talk about how coding is related to CAD, 3D modeling, and machining. Below is the transcript written by Mike Aubrey from the Fusion 360 Meetup group.

"Let's meetup Thursday March 9th, 6:30 PM at Hedron Makerspace. To kick things off, Jesse with Hedron will be showing off the space...[]...we’ll be featuring local fusion user (and Autodesk API guru) Brian Ekins and his super fun Fusion scripts that let you do interesting things in CAM that are otherwise difficult. Then, we’ve got Keqing Song with the Fusion product team on-deck to finish out the evening with a whole lot of what’s up and coming in Fusion. See you soon!

Bring your laptop. Bring your appetite - we’ve got the food. Bring your curiosity. Whether you’re looking to explore the neighborhood, see an interesting Fusion project, or get glimpse of what’s coming in the future come join us Thursday March 9th at Hedron Makerspace!."

RSVP @ https://www.meetup.com/Portland-Fusion-360-Meetup/events/237692227/

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Wednesday
Mar 22
Mike Monteiro: How To Fight Fascism
Wacom Experience Center

IxDA Portland is proud to host Mike Monteiro, in town to fundraise & rouse the weary with his latest call to arms: How To Fight Fascism. Doors open at 6pm for drinks, snacks, catching-up with friends, and checking-out Wacom's swanky new "Experience Center" in the Pearl District. Mike's talk will begin at 7pm and span ~45min, with time after for inspired rabble-rousing.

——— All design is political, because all politics are designed. The world is a mess because a certain set of people designed it to be a mess. Now we need a different set of people to design our way out of it. This is not a choice. Regardless of whether this is what we wanted or not fascism is knocking on our front door. This is how we knock back. This event is doubling as a fundraiser for The Trevor Project, Planned Parenthood, and ACLU of Oregon, with IxDA getting the refreshments, so... LET'S DO THIS PORTLAND!!!

Mike Monteiro is the co-founder and design director of Mule Design in San Francisco. He prefers elegant, simple sites with clear language that serve a real need. He prefers that designers have strong spines. Mike writes and speaks frequently about the craft and business of design. He loves client services so much he wrote two books on the topic, Design is a Job and You’re My Favorite Client, both from A Book Apart. Mike received the 2014 Net Award for Conference Talk of the Year for his inspirational polemic on responsibility, How Designers Destroyed the World.

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Wednesday
Apr 5
CHIFOO Event: Bottom Up Security: Doing Your Part to Secure The Future
New Relic

CHIFOO presents "Bottom Up Security: Doing Your Part to Secure The Future" with Chris Berg, Firemaple Industries!

Everyday we hear more about another big hack. First Target, then the DNC, then the NSA. Secure software and infrastructure seems impossible, so what can we do? Come to this session to learn how to make security more accessible by making it part of the software and product development process.

About the Speaker

Christopher Berg (@thechrisberg) is a consultant who has spent over 16 years supporting enterprise and startup software development teams as an engineer, architect, instructor, and advisor. He provides guidance to cross-functional teams to bridge the gap from financial success to mature product with security, architecture, and process improvement instruction and implementation.

Come join CHIFOO for our fourth speaker event for 2017's theme "Thriving in Chaos: Strategies for Good Design".

http://bit.ly/2iJtOi8

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Thursday
Apr 27
Handcrafted Entrepreneurs
The Joinery

Design Museum Portland and The Joinery are partnering up for a UNITE discussion this Design Week!

Building a business while staying true to your craft is a challenge for any designer-turned-entrepreneur. Identifying the moment where you choose to pursue your talent as a full-time career, navigating and mastering the world of business, and building a team that aligns with your artistic vision are all essential components in the process and unique to every individual.

Moderated by the General Manager of PIE, the founders of Vitreluxe, Caravan Pacific, and Holly Mueller Home will discuss their inspiration for their designs along with their model of turning their craft into a business.

Complete with networking opportunities, complimentary drinks, and light appetizers, spring’s UNITE is a night not to be missed!

Meet our panelists:

Lynn Read, founder of Vitreluxe Shannon Guirl, founder of Caravan Pacific Holly Mueller, founder of Holly Mueller Home Moderated by Rick Turoczy, General Manager of PIE UNITE is Design Museum Portland’s evening discussion series which explores themes at the intersection of design and just about everything else. We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

Doors open at 6:00pm; Discussion begins at 6:30pm.

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Friday
Apr 28
Design Week Portland Open House
Revolution Hall

roboboogie is a data driven design one stop shop. We spend our days searching the nooks and crannies of our partners sites to improve conversion rates, and apply our strategic design chops to improve the user experience. Optimization is the name of our game, and we’d love for you to come learn more about what we have to offer.

Stop by our Open House for some live music, snacks, and do some A/B testing of our delicious beers.

RSVP ONLINE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dwp-2017-open-house-roboboogie-registration-32644964969

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Wednesday
May 3
CHIFOO Event: Caring Technologies Designing For Trust And Care
New Relic

CHIFOO presents "Caring Technologies Designing For Trust And Care" with Amelia Abreu, UX Night School!

Technology has the potential to shape the way that we give and receive care and the conditions in which the work of care is done. Yet, can we automate the crucial tasks of caring, and is it in our own interest to do so? How can we design services, along with products and systems, to support care?

About the Speaker

Amelia Abreu (@ameliaabreu) is a Portland-based design researcher, writer, and the founder of UX Night School. She's worked with teams at organizations like Nike, Intel, Mozilla and Microsoft, along with agencies, startups, and cultural institutions. She is a frequent conference speaker, the daughter of two schoolteachers, and generally geeky about how people learn (among other things). Her writing on culture and technology has been featured in the New Inquiry, Motherboard, The Hairpin and the BBC.

Come join CHIFOO for our fifth speaker event for 2017's theme "Thriving in Chaos: Strategies for Good Design".

http://bit.ly/2hx0cXG

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Friday
May 5
Designers Taking Action
AIA Center for Architecture

Design has an extensive impact on how social movements are activated. Designers are engaging in campaigns and social issues at increasing levels, and non-designers are learning and implementing design practices for a more effective movement. Design is employed to shape activism, including everything from establishing a voice and brand, to empathizing with an audience and rapidly prototyping to maximize your impact.

Kicking off this monthly event will be speaker Natalie Sundeleaf Sept, who has found her passion at the intersection of activism, engagement, art, and design.

Natalie will discuss how designers, makers, and artists react to times of change through both resistance and forward thinking. Natalie calls herself a meeter and a maker, and turned her energy into activism when she worked on Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Post-election, Natalie returned to PDX and organized What Now, a powerful event at Revolution Hall discussing the future of the Portland community with 1500 passionate attendees.

Taking place at the Center for Architecture the morning of May 5th, this presenter will help convey to attendees the power of design in social activism. Complete with breakfast and coffee, the kickoff of Design Museum Mornings is not to be missed!

DMMornings


Design Museum Mornings is a monthly event series brought to you by Design Museum Portland. These events are meant to inspire you before your day begins and bring you closer to the Design Museum Portland community. Each event will include a short presentation by a local thought-leader, free breakfast, and great people to wake up with. These events are hosted and sponsored by various generous businesses of the Greater Portland area. If you are interested in hosting one of these events, please check out our host page for more information.

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Saturday
May 6
Intro to Programming Workshop
Epicodus

Join us at Epicodus for our free Introduction to Programming Workshop on Saturday, May 6, 2017, from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm. This workshop is intended for beginners interested in programming. No prior experience is necessary. During our workshop, you'll have the opportunity to meet some of our instructors, get a feel for Epicodus' unique classroom environment and gain a solid understanding of web design and web development. We look forward to seeing you there!

Schedule: Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

What you'll learn: - Git, HTML and CSS objectives - Basic front-end development - JavaScript and jQuery

What to bring?:

We will provide 27" iMac computers for you to use, but please feel free to bring your laptop if you have one. We will also provide a light lunch.

Please register on Eventbrite so we know how much lunch to order!

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Tuesday
May 30
Open Source Bridge Volunteer Meetup
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Open Source Bridge is in just a few weeks — June 20-23. Come find out about volunteering positions, including Session Monitor, Hacker Lounge volunteer, Logistics assistant, Party volunteer, and more! Working just 8 hours (spread over 4 days of conference and load-in day) gets you a free ticket.

Open source Bridge is the best regional open source tech conference around! A language-agnostic conference created by developers, designers, hardware hackers, and community leaders for the greater tech industry, OSBridge focuses on the intersection of activism, tech, and culture. Students and those looking for internships and work are always welcome — we have a job board on-site to connect you with companies looking to fill positions.

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Wednesday
Jun 7
CHIFOO Event: How To Get Buy In And Be On The Same Page
New Relic

CHIFOO presents "How To Get Buy In And Be On The Same Page" with Mary Shaw, UX Consultant!

Getting buy-in from project stakeholders is often the most critical piece of the design puzzle. Learn how to successfully collaborate with your stakeholders so everyone is on the same page from the start.

About the Speaker

Mary Shaw (@maryshaw) is a seasoned UX consultant with 20 years of client-facing experience working with Fortune 500 companies, mid-sized businesses and startups. Mary helps clients get more customers and qualified leads by designing digital products that intentionally communicate who the product is for, what they get, and what's next. Mary has worked on a variety of UX design projects for clients including Coca-Cola, Weight Watchers, Unilever, Starbucks, and Conair Corporation.

Come join CHIFOO for our sixth speaker event for 2017's theme "Thriving in Chaos: Strategies for Good Design".

http://bit.ly/2hRlsoN

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Monday
Jun 19
Volunteer Orientation #1 for Open Source Bridge volunteers
The Eliot Center (Buchan Building)

If you volunteer for 8 hours, you'll get a free ticket to Open Source Bridge! Come to orientation to get details! And sign up for your shift hours at http://volunteer.opensourcebridge.org/welcome/.

OSBridge organizers will show you around the facility, go through roles and some conference best practices, and teach you how to respond to a Code of Conduct report.

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Volunteer Orientation #2 for Open Source Bridge volunteers
The Eliot Center (Buchan Building)

If you volunteer for 8 hours, you'll get a free ticket to Open Source Bridge! Come to orientation to get details! And sign up for your shift hours at http://volunteer.opensourcebridge.org/welcome/.

OSBridge organizers will show you around the facility, go through roles and some conference best practices, and teach you how to respond to a Code of Conduct report.

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Tuesday
Jun 20
Organizing Community Events 101
The Eliot Center

Looking to engage or recruit donors, volunteers, ambassadors, or community partners in person? Want tips on how to make things run more smoothly? Get potential advocates excited to come to your community event.

Join us as Melissa Chavez (core organizer of many nonprofit events over the years, including tech conferences Open Source Bridge, PNSQC, PyDX, and Portland VegFest) shares tools, and how to plan community events.

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Wednesday
Jul 12
CHIFOO Event: Storytelling Versus Specifications: The Politics Of Introducing New Design In A Large Organization
New Relic

CHIFOO presents "Storytelling Versus Specifications: The Politics Of Introducing New Design In A Large Organization" with Colin Bay, Thug Design | Dwayne King, Pinpoint. | Chris Tobias, Technology Association of Oregon!

Innovation is all the rage today. But how do you actually get your crazy, life changing ideas turned into real products when you work for a large, complex organization? Check out our panel of seasoned troublemakers to learn how you too can become a force for change within a large team and still keep your job.

About the Speakers

Colin Bay, Thug DesignColin Bay, Thug Design

Colin Bay is Chief Research Officer for Thug Design, a user research and design agency in NW Portland. He has been working in user experience since before it was ever called that, from WordPerfect to Intel to Thug, and some companies in between. HThug works chiefly with companies in the Fortune 100, along with a variety of smaller, up-and-coming clients.

Dwayne King, Pinpoint.Dwayne King, Pinpoint.

Dwayne (@dwayne_king) has led strategic teams for over 15 years, always asking them for less; Less complexity, less ego, less whiz-bang, and less copycat thinking. Leaving more room for elegant, useful design and emergent strategies that bring something new into the world.

Chris Tobias, TAO & GE HealthcareChris Tobias, Technology Association of Oregon

Chris currently serves as Lead Systems Integrator for GE Healthcare leading software projects for the Sochi and Rio Olympics, electronic prescribing, patient records and next generation cloud healthcare software. He is also Chairman of the Technology Association of Oregon’s Digital Health Community which hosts Oregon’s largest health technology innovation events and forums.

Come join CHIFOO for our seventh speaker event for 2017's theme "Thriving in Chaos: Strategies for Good Design".

http://bit.ly/2hwYlly

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Thursday
Jul 27
Code For Good
through Reed College

Code for Good is a new annual event based in Portland where Python programmers from all over the globe get together for a long weekend to build projects that help our communities. In 2017 the event will take place in Portland, OR, at Reed College. Participants stay in on-site dorms; hacking and socializing takes place in communal areas. Join us this year just for the fun of giving back!

Attendees will split into teams and work on projects for organizations like Free Geek, Sisters of the Road Cafe, and Know Your City. Registration is $150 and scholarships are available. We provide housing, food, and evening activities.

While we are focusing on Python, we'd love for Javascript folks and people with design or UX skills too! We're open to all skill levels.

Code For Good is a registered non-profit and all sales go 100% to running the event.

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Wednesday
Aug 2
CHIFOO Event: CHIFOO Annual Bowling Party
AMF Pro 300 Lanes aka Powell Bowl

CHIFOO presents our Annual Bowling Party!

Come join us for the annual CHI-Bowl and enjoy some indoor sports. Dig out your bowling shirt and come bowl a few games, or just hang out and socialize with your friends and colleagues. Families are welcome, too! And very special prizes will be awarded. You need not bowl to win!

Don't be a turkey get some turkeys. Don’t forget your socks and lucky bowling ball!

Cost CHIFOO members get in free. Non-members or guests get the full bowling package for just $10, and bring the kids—your entire family can bowl for $20! It’s a heck of a deal.

Come join CHIFOO on September 6th for our eighth speaker event next month for 2017's theme "Thriving in Chaos: Strategies for Good Design".

http://bit.ly/2htyTKA

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Thursday
Aug 10
Science Hack Day Portland Meet & Greet: Potluck in the Park
Laurelhurst Park

All are welcome to gather in Laurelhurst Park to meet other Science Hack Day attendees and organizers.

We will brainstorm projects and build DIY eclipse viewers for the upcoming solar eclipse.

Optional: bring food/drink to share and a small donation for materials

To find Picnic Area A, see the park map here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/article/286479

Please RSVP so we can get an idea of how much materials to order: https://ti.to/maxogden/science-hack-day-pdx-summer-meetup

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Tuesday
Aug 29
Donut.js
Alchemy Code Lab

Schedule

  • 6:00 — Arrive and nom on tasty donuts!
  • 6:30 — Opening Remarks
  • 6:40 — Lee Baillie (@_lbaillie): Ruby is Awesome! Rust is Awesome! Building a Game in Both is AWESOME!
  • 7:00 — Kara Sowles (@feynudibranch): Carrying On: Tech Travel Lessons
  • 7:20 — Intermission!
  • 7:40 — Liz Abinante (@feministy): The Social Responsibility of Coding
  • 8:00 — Meet people and eat more donuts!

Details

  • $10 in advance at https://donutjs.club or at the door. We take cards.
  • Women Who Code members can register for free.
  • Nametags and pronoun stickers will be handed out at check-in.
  • Free Donut.js stickers available.
  • Donut.js enamel pins available for $5.
  • Proceeds this month go to Basic Rights OR, an organization that works tirelessly for LGBTQ Oregonians.
  • All talks are live-captioned by Mirabai Knight of Steno Knight.
  • Two restrooms (gendered, marked 'Men' and 'Women') are available.
  • Event is on the second floor. Elevator is available.
  • We'll have donuts! We have donuts for omnivores from Coco Donuts and combination gluten-free-vegan donuts from Back to Eden Bakery.
  • A variety of LaCroix soda will be available.
  • Water will be available.
  • We have a Code of Conduct and require that all staff, speakers, attendees, and venue staff abide by it: https://donutjs.club/conduct/

Every Month

Donut.js is a monthly meet-up in Portland, OR with a handful of wonderful talks on tech, creativity, community, society, and the places those things overlap. Every month we donate our proceeds to a local nonprofit. Come and see wonderful presentations, eat donuts, and chat with friends.

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Wednesday
Sep 6
CHIFOO Event: Launching An Innovation Team
New Relic

CHIFOO presents "Launching An Innovation Team" with Erik Goodfriend, Humanity Innovation Labs!

The journey from product ideation to launch is full of challenges. Those challenges need a team able to combine the right resources, tools and insight with product strategy, design thinking, and business model design.

About the Speakers

Erik Goodfriend (@egoodfriend) combines product strategy, design thinking, and business model innovation to help organization’s realize their strategic goals. He leads business and commercialization strategy at Humanity Innovation Labs, developing scalable wearable systems that shift the healthcare paradigm from provider driven to consumer directed. Erik also works as a product development manager at Providence Health Plan, developing insurance products that incentivize positive health decisions by consumers and cost effective care delivery by providers.

Come join CHIFOO for our ninth speaker event for 2017's theme "Thriving in Chaos: Strategies for Good Design".

http://bit.ly/2iv1ros

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Saturday
Sep 9
Science Hack Day Portland 2017
through PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

A weekend making fun science projects.

Designers, students, engineers, programmers, scientists, artists, and science-enthusiasts! Excited about making weird, silly or serious things with science? Anyone who is excited about making things with science are welcome to attend. No experience in science or hacking is necessary - just an insatiable curiosity.

Wifi, 3D printers, and basic electronic prototyping equipment (soldering irons, Arduinos, etc) will be available. For more demanding projects we can help facilitate access to specific tools for your prototype.

All skill levels, ages, and backgrounds are welcome. Children must be accompanied by at least one adult.

You don't need a team, project, or idea to attend. Just show up and we will help you find an interesting project to work on!

To find out more, come to our meetup on Aug 10 at Laurelhurst Park!

Admission: FREE

RSVP: https://ti.to/maxogden/science-hack-day-pdx-2017

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Thursday
Sep 14
TECHFLUENCE
Ziba Auditorium

Join us for a special evening with Daniel Wilson, author of the New York Times bestselling Robopocalypse and its sequel Robogenesis, as well as seven other books.

Daniel, who earned a PhD in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University, as well as Masters degrees in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics will be reading from his most recent novel, The Clockwork Dynasty.

After the reading, Daniel will be joined by Todd Greco, Ziba’s Director of Interactive Design, in a conversation exploring where science, technology and design overlap, and the future of machines. We look forward to audience engagement in this conversation. Daniel will be available for a book signing following the speaking program.

The Clockwork Dynasty imagines a history in which humanlike court automatons secretly served the great empires of antiquity. Centuries later, the same machines are running out of power. As the modern-day survivors cannibalize each other for energy, a human scientist will risk her life to find the origin of the machine race, and the key to saving it.

Doors at 5:30pm, show starts promptly at 6pm. Pizza & drinks to follow.

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Friday
Sep 15
Affect Conf 2017
through Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

Affect Conf is a 2-day community conference examining the work, design, and culture of social change. To keep the emphasis on action, Affect also includes a Group Volunteering Half Day for attendees to directly help out local nonprofits.

This year: join us for our second-ever event on Sept 15 and 16 to go behind the scenes of social impact projects like 5 Calls, Code for America's Clear My Record, and We Read Too and get primers on social issues like intersectional disability justice and small-scale wealth redistribution.

Our keynotes Sydette Harry (@Blackamazon) and Shaun Lau (@NoTotally) will bookend Affect. Tickets are available via: https://affectconf.com/register


At Affect, we work hard to prioritize accessibility and will have:

onsite childcare
a quiet room
live CART captioning
ASL interpreters
reserved seating
all-gender restrooms (multi-stall and one single stall)
wheelchair-accessible paths

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