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Friday
Dec 15
Liftoff:All-In Applications Due
https://www.launchcode.org/all-in-tech

You’ve studied, worked hard, and racked up lots of long nights learning the latest tech skills. Now you just need that boost of fuel to get your new career off the ground!

In addition to top tech skills, companies need to know that you can mesh well with their team, manage their development cycle, and work within their established processes.

Liftoff: All-In is a targeted program for candidates in the Portland and Seattle areas from traditionally marginalized groups with existing tech skills. Students are selected through an application process and, once selected, can enroll in the program at no cost. Our experienced mentors and teaching fellows will teach you material focused on what local hiring managers are asking for, customized for your needs over three months of programming plus three months of ongoing support.

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Thursday
Apr 23, 2009
Saturday Academy Holds Annual “Discovery” Luncheon April 23
Oregon Zoo

WHAT: Please join Honorary Chair Rick Warren, Vice President ISV Global Support, IBM and friends of Saturday Academy for the 2009 Discovery Luncheon. At the organization’s largest annual event, more than 300 guests will learn about the nonprofit’s 26-year role furthering education in the community; hear from young people and community members impacted by its programs; and raise critical support for scholarships, apprenticeships, classes and other programs.

WHEN: Thursday, April 23, 2009, 11:30-1 p.m. [Guests may arrive as early at 11:30 a.m. for an optional social time and the luncheon and program will run from noon to 1:00 p.m.]

WHERE: Oregon Zoo Cascade Crest Banquet Center 4001 SW Canyon Road Portland, OR 97221

COST: No cost; donations accepted; reservations required; table sponsorships available

WHY: Saturday Academy has served more than 145,000 children across the Portland metro area since its founding in 1983. Its goal is to nourish the natural curiosity, innovation, and wonder in children. Saturday Academy connects kids with technology and professionals in their fields, otherwise unavailable to them. Students explore topics with hands-on activities, yet without tests or homework. The result is a pipeline of young people interested in advanced careers critical to our state's future economy.

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Sunday
Jun 14, 2009
DorkbotPDX 0x03 - Lecture Series
AboutUs

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http://dorkbotpdx.org/dorkbotpdx_0x03

Dorkbot PDX [[People doing strange things with electricity...in Portland]]

...welcomes you to the 4th installation of its lecture series.

  • Where: AboutUs: 107 SE Washington St, Suite 520.
  • When: Sunday, June 14th, 2009 - 7pm

As always, the event is free and open to the public. Feel free to bring snacks and beverages to share. Please spread the word!

Andrew S. Parnell

Pieces to be discussed include Semaphore-bot, Tangólumen, and Cardiolumen: a multifaceted exploration of the data we create both consciously and unconsciously and their inherent value.

Andrew S. Parnell is a Portland based digital artist. His work primarily deals with the physical manifestation of digital information using code, image capture, and electronics.

Michael Bunsen

Dome Control: Altering a space via physical and web-based interfaces

Michael Bunsen spends most of his time on the internet but is more interested in nature and the outside world. He developed Urbanedibles.org and began exploring microcontrollers to cultivate his mission of using the computer to get people off the computer.

Dan Gilsdorf

A presentation featuring works from 2006 to the present, including the recent exhibitions Interiotrope, 2008 and SRO Video, 2009.

Dan Gilsdorf is a sculptor and installation artist based in Portland. Using video, sound, and mechanics, his work addresses the mediating effect of technology on physical and cultural landscapes.

See you there!

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Monday
Jun 22, 2009
Saturday Academy's Engineering: Electronics, Robotics & Programming for 9th-12th grade students
through Tualatin High School

Engineering: Electronics, Robotics & Programming

Experience some of the many exciting projects that engineers work on as you explore the fields of electrical, mechanical, and computer engineering.

You will design, code, and debug computer programs, create computer games, design and simulate basic digital and analog electrical circuits, build and program lego robots, and custom build a computer from the motherboard up. Learn to think through and solve problems using professional methods and communication tools, just as engineers do in the workplace.

Instructor: Stephanie Viaene

Stephanie Viaene, with a BS in mathematics and an MS in Interdisciplinary Mathematics from the University of Oregon, has taught mathematics and computer programming, web design, and tech support at the junior high and high school level. In 2007 she was awarded the Technology Teacher of the Year award from the Software Association of Oregon.

Instructor: Jill Hubbard

Jill Hubbard teaches pre-engineering classes at Tualatin High School. She has a masters in education and a bachelor's in computer engineering. Before teaching, she was an engineer at Intel Corporation.

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Wednesday
Jan 20, 2010
OEN CEO Roundtable with Frank Helle: CEO Success Profile - What is the job of the CEO?
IronStone Bank

Frank Helle, CEO of Axian, Inc., will lead an interactive discussion that will help entrepreneurs understand the critical areas of focus for being a successful CEO. Come share your challenges, observations and successes with other CEOs of emerging businesses.

Successful CEOs often focus on 4 tasks, 6 roles, and 5 performance dimensions. The group will discuss what this means and help you become a more successful leader. You will also receive a high-level recap of the discussion from Frank.

Open only to CEOs or Presidents of currently operating companies that have employees. Box lunch will be served. This program is limited to 12 participants, and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Speaker: Frank Helle, Axian, Inc. - www.axian.com

Frank Helle is CEO of Axian, Inc., a 20-year old privately-held web-services company creating collaboration portals and business intelligence (software & data). Prior to 2002 he was a senior global manager at Monsanto Company. During that career he lived in Brussels Belgium for 5 years managing manufacturing, engineering, and supply chain for Europe, Middle East, and Africa. He then lived in Singapore for 5 years as Asia-Pacific Managing Director for 3 Monsanto Divisions.

Frank's leadership helps organizations realize more of their full potential, and often focuses on turnarounds and turbo-charging growth.

Aside from positioning Axian to be "built to last," Frank mentors and coaches local CXOs to help them compete in the global marketplace and create more jobs in Oregon. Frank is an active Board Director of Oregon's Association for Corporate Growth as Chair Emeritus & Past-President, is an active Board Director of Oregon’s high tech trade association,Tech America, and is an active volunteer with the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network - chairing the CEO Roundtable.

OEN Member Registration: $46.00
Non-member Registration: $86.00

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Business Plan Development Seminar - January
Beaverton Public Library - Conference Room

This seminar reviews all components of an effective, compelling business plan. You'll learn from two seasoned OEN experts why certain information is important and how your audience will evaluate what you present. Besides learning what is critical to include in an effective business, you'll take away valuable handouts and a listing of key resources.

Registration is required, and space is limited to 15 entrepreneurs.

When: Wednesday, January 20th Time: 4:00 - 6:15 PM Where: Beaverton Library, 12375 SW 5th St, Meeting Room B, Beaverton, Oregon 97005 (corner of SW 5th St. and SW Hall Blvd)

OEN Member Registration: $30.00
Non-member Registration: $70.00

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Tuesday
Apr 6, 2010
OEN 2010 Executive Series Begins
Perkins Coie (PDX)

The OEN 2010 Executive Series provides entrepreneurial executives a refresher course on five elements critical to the success of any business, including:

* Understanding Financial Statements
* Selecting the Correct Legal Entity for your Company
* Human Resources Legal Compliance
* Marketing your Company Successfully to Potential Stakeholders
* Developing a Sales Process

This five-week educational series is designed to offer entrepreneurs access to industry professionals via interactive and engaging sessions. Space is limited to the first 20 attendees to register. Seasoned industry professionals will conduct a two-hour session focused on a specific topic (see above). The session will include a prepared presentation on the topic, with plenty of time set aside for interaction between the attendees.

When: Every Tuesday, starting April 6 and concluding May 4, from 7:30am to 9:30am

Where: Perkins Coie, 1120 NW Couch, 10th Floor, Portland, OR 97209

Refreshments: Perkins Coie has generously agreed to provide pastries and refreshments.

Parking: No validation of parking will be granted. Perkins Coie’s offices are located in the Brewery Block section of the Pearl District. The office is one block from the street car and both garage and street parking are available.

Pricing: $195 for OEN members for the entire 5-week Executive Series; $325 for non-members (includes a one-year individual OEN membership)

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Wednesday
Apr 14, 2010
OEN Pub Talk- SplashCast- What Happened?
Backspace

Failure isn’t always a bad thing as long as you learn from it. SplashCast, launched in 2007, was originally founded around the notion of helping consumers put together videos, text, graphics and music embedded in broadcast "channels." Despite raising over $4 million in funding, SplashCast was unable to survive and closed its doors in 2009.

Please join OEN for the April 14th PubTalk to hear what happened, and what the team learned from failure. You will hear from one of the Founders of SplashCast, as well as a few investors in the company. This panel discussion will highlight the positive moves the company made, as well as share some valuable lessons of what to avoid. Learning from their insights and knowledge will undoubtedly help you in your decision making processes so that your company may avoid the same pitfalls.

Speakers: Tom Turnbull; Investors: Angela Jackson and Jon Karl; Moderator: Dave deFiebre

Tom Turnbull Tom Turnbull is a lawyer and entrepreneur. He has worked in business development, product, and legal roles at three venture backed startups. Of the three startups, one was a success (Internet Brands, Inc. NASDAQ: INET), one a soft landing (BizBuyer.com), and the last a sad ending (SplashCast Media). Tom also headed up new media strategy and business development for the LA Times and business development for Knowledge Learning Corporation. Additionally, he was a consulting manager at Andersen and a transactional lawyer. He received a law degree from the University of Washington and an M.B.A. from New York University with an emphasis in finance and entrepreneurial studies.

Jon Karl Jon is an experienced entrepreneur who co-founded two Portland companies, ieLogic and iovation. As Vice President of Corporate Development for iovation, Jon plays a role in defining the company's business strategy, and is responsible for the creation of strategic partnerships, technology alliances and mergers or acquisitions. At ieLogic, Jon was instrumental in creating and driving the company brand and technology innovation that led to the company's successful sale in just five years.

An expert in the areas of Internet security and fraud management, Jon is a frequent speaker at industry trade shows, where he speaks on various topics including online fraud management, online privacy, and emerging technologies that protect online environments against fraud and abuse.

Jon holds a B.S. in Economics from Oregon State University, and has been an active investor over the last 5 years in a diverse range of start-up ventures. He lives in Tualatin with his wife, two boys, a dozen chickens and a dog.

OEN member registration is $15.00 Non OEN member registration is $25.00

Please visit the OEN Website to register for this event

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Wednesday
Apr 21, 2010
SW Washington PubTalk™
TBD Vancouver

The Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council (SWWDC) is partnering with the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN) to bring a vital connection with the world of entrepreneurship to Southwest WA. We are leveraging the network and expertise of OEN to support innovation and growth.

OEN entrepreneurs tell good stories. They have to if they want their business to succeed. They also need access to information, contacts and capital. The OEN PubTalk™ is a great starting place for entrepreneurs to find just that.

OEN's PubTalk™, held the second Wednesday of every month (except July and December), is a unique mix of educational panel discussions delivered by successful entrepreneurs, investors or business experts combined with opportunities for entrepreneurs to gain expertise in delivering investment pitches. Entrepreneurs can present as a featured company at a monthly PubTalk or they can compete in OEN's Seed Oregon PubTalk™ competition.

During the monthly PubTalk's™, OEN selects two emerging entrepreneurs to present their five-minute pitch on who they are, and what they do in front of a live audience of experienced entrepreneurs. Presenting Northwest business entrepreneurs receive feedback on their products, services, business model, marketing strategy, or other integral component of their business. The objective is to leverage the strength and experience of the community, providing an invaluable learning opportunity for young entrepreneurs.

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

The largest NW Instrumentation and Controls Trade Show.

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

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

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

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

10:30am Exhibition Hall Opens

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

5:00 Registration Closes

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

7:00pm Exposition Closes

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OEN New Member Orientation
Moss Adams

Come learn how to get the most out of your OEN membership at the New Member Orientation, on Thursday, April 22nd, at the offices of Moss Adams (805 SW Broadway, Suite 1200, Portland, OR 97205) in downtown Portland at 4:00 PM.

This is a great opportunity to learn about OEN educational programs and networking events, meet other members, OEN staff and volunteers.

Please register for this event online or contact us by phone at 503.222.2270 or by email at [email protected].

Check-in instructions: Please check-in at the reception desk on the 12th floor. There the receptionist will direct you to the 11th floor for the orientation.

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Tuesday
Apr 27, 2010
Gubernatorial Candidate Forum - Republican Candidates
Multnomah Athletic Club (MAC)

Multnomah Athletic Club 1849 SW Salmon St. Portland, OR 97 -

The Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN), Software Association of Oregon (SAO), Oregon Business Association (OBA) and the Portland Business Alliance are presenting the 2010 Gubernatorial Candidate Forums. Tech America will be a supporting organization for the forums

Oregon’s economy is facing great challenges. The state is struggling with serious budgetary shortfalls and that is exacerbated by an unemployment rate that is hovering above 10 percent. With the recent passage of measures 66 & 67 many Oregonians question what the impact will be for Oregon businesses. Policies that support and encourage business growth and economic development are a top-of-mind priority for many Oregonians. These candidate forums are intended to provide an opportunity for members of the business community to ask the candidates from each party what they would do to help support business and economic growth in Oregon.

The Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate forum will take place on Wednesday, April 7 at Portland General Electric’s auditorium located at 121 SW Salmon St, 2WTC in Portland. It will feature Democratic candidates Bill Bradbury (www.bradburyfororegon.com) and John Kitzhaber, (www.johnkitzhaber.com).

The Republican Gubernatorial Candidate forum will take place on Tuesday, April 27 at 1849 SW Salmon St. in Portland. It will feature Republican candidates Allen Alley (www.allenalley.com and Chris Dudley (www.chrisdudley.com).

Tickets are required for onsite attendees and individual live stream access. Registration is recommended for satellite venues.

The gubernatorial candidate forum will be held prior to the primaries and will be moderated by Laural Porter of KGW News (twitter.com/lauralkgw). Check-in begins at 4:00PM. The program will begin at 4:30 PM and will run to 6:00 PM. Tickets are $20 for members of presenting or supporting organizations and $40 for non-members. We encourage attendees to pre-register online using the link below.

The forums will be streamed live over the web. Individual web stream tickets can be purchased for $10 in advance, but business community members outside of the Portland area may attend a satellite event in their local area at no charge.

For more information about the forums, or to register for either of these events, please go to:

Democratic Candidates Forum: www.sao.org/event/dgp

Republican Candidates Forum: www.sao.org/event/rgp

Follow the discussions on twitter: #pdxGDP & #pdxRGP.

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Thursday
May 6, 2010
InnoTech Oregon Technology Conference & Expo

InnoTech is the region's largest business to business technology conference and expo happening May 6. Over 1500 business and technology professionals will attend this year. Special events include the NW CIO Summit, NW ISSA Security Symposium, Microsoft Technology Symposium, eMarketing Summit, Mobile Track and much more.

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Wednesday
May 12, 2010
OEN PubTalk - The Art of Bootstrapping
Backspace

Join OEN at the May 12 PubTalk where five successful entrepreneurs will reveal to you their secrets on the art of bootstrapping. The founders of Jama Software, Paydici, Rumblefish and Reliable Remodeler will share with you how, prior to their first round of funding (if any), they used creative solutions and drew from nontraditional resources to build their companies with limited capital. They'll share their advice on where to cut corners and help you identify when you can't afford to be cheap. You’ll also learn how to grow a company organically; creative ways to generate and manage cash flow, and the challenges of putting everything at risk.

This panel discussion will be moderated by Rick Turoczy, the founder and principal writer of Silicon Florist, Portland's premier blog on technology and entrepreneurship.

Moderator: Rick Turoczy of Silicon Floriist Panelists: Eric Winquist of Jama Software, Eli Alford-Jones of Paydici, Paul Anthony of Rumblefish and Eric Doebele of Reliable Remodeler.

Panelist Bios

Eric Doebele, Reliable Remodeler Eric Doebele is a serial entrepreneur and active advisor to startup companies. He started several companies including HandymanOnline in 1997, which raised over $27 Million in venture capital grew to over 300 employees, and was later acquired by ServicMagic.com. In 2001, he founded ReliableRemodeler.com, a leading nationwide home improvement contractor matching service that has matched remodeling contractors to over 700,000 home improvement projects. In 2007, ReliableRemodeler.com ranked 187th in the 2007 Inc. 500’s list of fastest growing companies. Eric sold ReliableRemodeler.com to Quinstreet in 2008, where he then held the role of Vice President of Home Services. He was named a "Leader of the Pack – 20 young(ish) Oregonians who are making things happen" by Oregon Business Magazine. Eric is a board member or active advisor to several companies, including ISG Illumination Systems, SecondPorch, Giftango, Paydici, and EnhanceScape. He is an active member of the Oregon Angel Fund, and served on the planning committee for Angel Oregon 2010.

Eric Winquist, Jama Software Eric Winquist is an accomplished entrepreneur and project manager with over 15 years experience working with a wide range of enterprise organizations, teams and technologies. In 2001, Eric founded Redside Solutions, a software development consulting firm. As CEO, Eric grew Redside to a multi-million dollar business with 100% annual growth rates. At Redside, Eric saw first-hand the need companies had for collaborative requirements management which led to the creation of Jama Software and the development of Jama Contour. In March 2006, Eric founded Jama Software with the vision of providing customers a more collaborative way to develop new products and eliminate the common frustrations with traditional approaches to requirements management. Jama has created a powerful Web-based application called Contour that's used by thousands every day to manage billions of dollars in research and development projects.

Please visit the OEN website to register for this event.

OEN Members: $15.00 Non OEN Members: $25.00

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Friday
May 21, 2010
PDC Software Cluster Gathering [Rescheduled to 4/26]
Portland Development Commission

The PDC interview came up with 3 critical areas that impact software professionals: 1) Education 2) Political Engagement 3) Taxes & Fees

The goal of the meeting will be to break into small groups, read some of the written ideas from the online interview and brainstorm ways for the PDC to address these issues.

Each of the 3 groups will share with the larger group with the goal of reaching consensus around a few ideas for the PDC to pursue.

We'll then go out to the larger community with a second online interview to make sure that we're giving the PDC advice that reflects the entire region.

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Tuesday
May 25, 2010
OEN HR Outreach Event - Hiring Right: Asking the Right Questions
Perkins & Company

Perkins & Company 1211 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 1000 Portland, OR 97204-

•Improve your own interviewing communication skills

•Identify what questions you would like your candidates to ask

•Know what you’re listening for when you ask, “Do you have any questions?”

•Uncover how serious your candidates are about your job offering

Speaker: Kathy Maixner www.sellingsmartonline.com.

When: Tuesday, May 4, 2010 Time: 4:00 - 5:30 pm Where: Perkins & Co., 1211 SW Fifth Ave, Ste. 1000, Portland, OR 97204 What: Hiring Right: Asking the Right Questions (seminar and discussion) Cost: FREE to OEN members, $30 for non-members

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Thursday
Jun 3, 2010
OEN Workshop - What if we're doing it all wrong? Predicting if your business will survive or fail
Perkins & Company

How can I better predict if my business will likely survive or fail? Is it possible to know in advance whether I'm going to beat the competition? How can I shape my business into a strategy that is more likely to succeed?"

As it turns out, relatively quiet empirical models have surfaced that begin to answer these questions with astonishing results. Pioneering this research, first at Intel and then at Harvard, Thomas Thurston has offered to share this fascinating work, the results, and the actionable implications for managers.

Thomas Thurston is President and Managing Director of Growth Science International, LLC. - www.growthsci.com

Outline: 2 hours 1 hour, 15 minutes - lecture (including Q&A and discussions) 30 min group activity 15 minutes - wrap up

To register for this event, please visit the OEN events page.

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Monday
Jun 7, 2010
OEN Gazelle Peer-to-Peer Group - June
Perkins Coie (PDX)

Perkins Coie 1120 N.W. Couch Street, 10th Floor Portland, OR 97209-

The OEN Gazelle Peer-to-Peer Group brings together CEOs of growing companies in a trusting environment where they can share the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. This learning and support group will meet quarterly. The focus will be you, the entrepreneur, sharing real life successes, challenges and failures. Through an established protocol, participants can discuss points of pain they are facing, and tap into this support group to safely discuss business and personal growth issues.

The OEN Gazelle program will also provide the connection between this group of emerging entrepreneurial CEOs and established CEO mentors, providing all participants a personal board of advisors.

Who can attend? This group is limited to only CEOs of growth companies with revenue greater than $3M and less than $50M. Registration list will be reviewed to ensure all registrants meet qualifications.

Group will be limited to 25 people.

Event Details: Monday, June 7, 2010 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM Perkins Coie 1120 N.W. Couch Street, 10th floor. Portland, OR 97209 Sponsored by: Perkins Coie LLP – www.perkinscoie.com

Click here for registration:

$75 OEN Members $150 Non Members

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Wednesday
Jun 9, 2010
OEN PubTalk™: Oregon Beer Entrepreneurs - The Seeds of Suds
Backspace

Backspace 115 Northwest 5th Ave. Portland, OR 97209-

Oregon is a utopia for beer, contributing more than $2.3 billion to the economy and employing more than 4700 employees. With 74 brewing companies (32 in Portland alone), operating 102 brewing facilities in 45 cities in Oregon, its no wonder that we are the envy of beer lovers everywhere (source: Oregon Brewers Guild).

Join OEN at the June PubTalk where 3 Oregon Beer-preneurs: Charlie Devereaux of Double Mountain, Irene Firmat of Full Sail and Jamie Floyd of Ninkasi Brewing will share their stories and answer your questions including:

What does it take to start a brewery?

Should I invest in a craft beer startup?

What’s the outlook for the industry?

A PubTalk™ in the truest sense - this is an event not to be missed!

Speakers

Charlie Devereux, Double Mountain Irene Firmat, Full Sail Brewing Company Jamie Floyd, Ninkasi Brewing

Please register for this event at the OEN events page

Member Registration: $15.00 Non Member registration: $25.00

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Tuesday
Jun 15, 2010
OEN Webinar - "Raising Money from Angel Investors" with Dennis Powers
Online

Angel Investors review hundreds of business plans each year. Learn how to make your presentation stand out and be one that will inspire them to begin due diligence!

Led by Dennis Powers, Managing Partner of Cornerstone Management Resources, "Raising Money from Angel Investors" will illustrate how angel investing works, what should be included in an executive summary, and how an entrepreneur should prepare for a meeting with an angel investor

Speaker: Dennis Powers, Founder and President of Cornerstone Management Currently the Managing Partner of Cornerstone Management Resources. CMR is a successful consulting firm focusing on all aspects of business development and revenue acceleration for emerging and mid-market companies. He has successfully completed numerous projects involving strategic planning, business plan creation, sales channel development, marketing communication programs, merger/acquisitions and assistance in raising early stage funding. Mr. Powers is also an Executive in Residence at the Open Technology Business Center, a leading incubator in Oregon, Chair of the Portland Angel Network, and an active angel investor.

With more than 35 years experience in sales, marketing, general management and business development, Mr. Powers is well equipped to provide a wide range of assistance to early stage and mid-market companies.

Please Register for this event.

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Thursday
Jun 24, 2010
OEN SwapMeet: June
Someday Lounge

Drop by the OEN SwapMeet, a networking program specifically for people looking to connect with entrepreneurs, early-stage companies, and the people who help them both grow. As the Oregon economy continues to develop, there will be more and more opportunity to work with, work for, or start new companies in growing industries. SwapMeet is a great way to get connected to the people making it all happen. There's no entrance fee, and no pressure. Just networking, connecting, and a no-host happy hour!

Don't miss the pre-event: Interested in learning about how to leverage your OEN membership? Arrive early at Backspace. At 4:00 pm we are hosting an OEN member orientation [link to that event] where current OEN members will share some tips about getting the most out of your OEN membership. You also will meet some OEN staff and get an overview of the organization and it programs. Please register for both events.

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Wednesday
Jul 21, 2010
OEN CEO Roundtable with Frank Helle: Business Models
IronStone Bank

309 SW Sixth Avenue (Ironstone Bank Conference Room) Portland, OR 97204-

Frank Helle, CEO of Axian, Inc., will lead an interactive discussion that will help entrepreneurs gain some insightful perspectives on Business Models. Come share your challenges, observations and successes with other CEOs of emerging businesses.

We all talk about business models but do we really understand what they are? In this session of the OEN CEO Roundtable, the group will discuss the different types of business models and delve into understanding which type may be the best fit for your company. You will also receive a high-level recap of the discussion from Frank.

Open only to CEOs or Presidents of currently operating companies that have employees. Boxed lunch will be served. This program is limited to 12 participants, and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Speaker: Frank Helle, Axian, Inc. - www.axian.com

Frank Helle is CEO of Axian, Inc., a 20-year old privately-held web-services company creating collaboration portals and business intelligence (software & data). Prior to 2002 he was a senior global manager at Monsanto Company. During that career he lived in Brussels Belgium for 5 years managing manufacturing, engineering, and supply chain for Europe, Middle East, and Africa. He then lived in Singapore for 5 years as Asia-Pacific Managing Director for 3 Monsanto Divisions.

Frank's leadership helps organizations realize more of their full potential, and often focuses on turnarounds and turbo-charging growth.

Aside from positioning Axian to be "built to last," Frank mentors and coaches local CXOs to help them compete in the global marketplace and create more jobs in Oregon. Frank is an active Board Director of Oregon's Association for Corporate Growth as Chair Emeritus & Past-President, is an active Board Director of Oregon’s high tech trade association,Tech America, and is an active volunteer with the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network - chairing the CEO Roundtable.

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Thursday
Jul 22, 2010
OEN Webinar - "Getting Social 101: Quick and easy ways to get your social media bearings" with Rick Turoczy of Silicon Florist
Online

Today, big businesses are all chasing "user generated content" and "social media" strategies. But how does that apply to startups? How do you participate with limited resources? Where should you be? What should you do? Go everywhere or focus? Get everyone involved or just a spokesperson?

There are a ton of questions. And the answers only come with experience. The good news? Gaining that experience is easier than you might think.

Join Rick Turoczy as he shares some quick tips on how to start participating in social media, getting your bearings, and understanding how you can become a valued member of communities that match your startup's goals.

Speaker: Rick Turoczy

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Wednesday
Sep 15, 2010
OEN Workshop: What's your company worth? Everything you need to know about company valuation
Lane Powell

As an early stage entrepreneur looking for the first round of funding, one of the most daunting tasks may be determining the valuation of your company. In this workshop, we will cover the basics of valuing a seed or launch stage company, and answer some questions, such as:

Who sets the valuation - the company or the investor?

What does pre-money and post-money valuation mean? How do I calculate it?

How do I value my company if we don’t yet have revenues?

How do investors determine the valuation?

How have valuations changed in the economic downturn?

We'll explain the terminology, demystify the math and explain some of the ways that valuation is set during the funding process. There will be plenty of time for Q&A, so come armed with your questions and be ready to participate in a lively discussion about valuing early stage companies.

$30 for OEN Members; $70 for non-members.

Speaker: Naomi Derner Naomi Derner, CFA is the founder and managing director of Derner Valuation Consulting. Prior to 2008, she was a Vice President in the San Francisco office of Houlihan Lokey Howard and Zukin. After joining Houlihan Lokey in 1999, she performed and managed fairness opinions and the valuations of public and private securities as well as intangible assets for a wide variety of purposes including financial reporting purposes, tax reporting purposes, transactions, IPO planning, litigation, stock and stock option grants, recapitalizations, gift and estate tax planning, ESOP updates and general corporate planning purposes. Ms. Derner has valuation experience across a wide variety of industries, with specific expertise in technology and life sciences companies at all stages of development.

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OEN Workshop: What's your company worth? Everything you need to know about company valuation
Lane Powell

As an early stage entrepreneur looking for the first round of funding, one of the most daunting tasks may be determining the valuation of your company. In this workshop, we will cover the basics of valuing a seed or launch stage company, and answer some questions, such as: • Who sets the valuation - the company or the investor? • What does pre-money and post-money valuation mean? How do I calculate it? • How do I value my company if we don’t yet have revenues? • How do investors determine the valuation? • How have valuations changed in the economic downturn?

We'll explain the terminology, demystify the math and explain some of the ways that valuation is set during the funding process. There will be plenty of time for Q&A, so come armed with your questions and be ready to participate in a lively discussion about valuing early stage companies.

OEN Member Registration: $30.00
Non-member Registration: $70.00

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Thursday
Sep 16, 2010
OEN Webinar - "Employment Law Basics for Start Ups" with Leslie Bottomly of Ater Wynne
Online

This webinar led by Leslie Bottomly, partner at Ater Wynne LLP, will cover employment law basics for start-ups. Topics include: hiring, firing, discrimination, wage and hour compliance, and development of policies and procedures.

Speaker: Leslie Bottomly, Partner, Ater Wynne LLP Leslie Bottomly’s practice focuses on employment matters. She regularly advises public and private employers on such matters as employee discipline and termination, compliance with family and medical leave, discrimination, wage and hour, and other employment laws, development of employee handbooks, drug testing programs and international issues. Serving as Ater Wynne LLP's Director of Human Resources gives Leslie unique insight into the practical challenges employers face day to day.

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Thursday
Sep 30, 2010
OEN SwapMeet
Someday Lounge

Drop by the OEN SwapMeet, a networking program specifically for people looking to connect with entrepreneurs, early-stage companies, and the people who help them both grow. As the Oregon economy continues to develop, there will be more and more opportunity to work with, work for, or start new companies in growing industries. SwapMeet is a great way to get connected to the people making it all happen. There's no entrance fee, and no pressure. Just networking, connecting, and a no-host happy hour!

Don't miss the pre-event: Interested in learning about how to leverage your OEN membership? At 4:00 pm we are hosting an OEN Member Orientation where current OEN members will share some tips about getting the most out of your OEN membership. You also will meet some OEN staff and get an overview of the organization and it programs. Please register for both events.

Cost: FREE

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OEN SwapMeet - September
Someday Lounge

Drop by the OEN SwapMeet, a networking program specifically for people looking to connect with entrepreneurs, early-stage companies, and the people who help them both grow. As the Oregon economy continues to develop, there will be more and more opportunity to work with, work for, or start new companies in growing industries. SwapMeet is a great way to get connected to the people making it all happen. There's no entrance fee, and no pressure. Just networking, connecting, and a no-host happy hour!

Don't miss the pre-event: Interested in learning about how to leverage your OEN membership? At 4:00 pm we are hosting an OEN Member Orientation where current OEN members will share some tips about getting the most out of your OEN membership. You also will meet some OEN staff and get an overview of the organization and it programs. Please register for both events.

Registration: $0.00

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Thursday
Oct 7, 2010
OEN Workshop - What if we're doing it all wrong? Predicting if your business will survive or fail
Lane Powell

"How can I better predict if my business will likely survive or fail? Is it possible to know in advance whether I'm going to beat the competition? How can I shape my business into a strategy that is more likely to succeed?"

As it turns out, relatively quiet empirical models have surfaced that begin to answer these questions with astonishing results. Pioneering this research, first at Intel and then at Harvard, Thomas Thurston has offered to share this fascinating work, the results, and the actionable implications for managers.

Thomas Thurston is President and Managing Director of Growth Science International, LLC. - www.growthsci.com

Outline: 2 hours 1 hour, 15 minutes - lecture (including Q&A and discussions) 30 min group activity 15 minutes - wrap up

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Wednesday
Oct 20, 2010
Your future as the next global leader starts right now
Portland State University (PSU) - Smith Memorial Center

Your future as the next global leader starts right now

The world is constantly changing…What does it takes to be the next global leader? Come join us for an amazing forum, discussion and social event brought to you by the Master of International Management (MIM). Learn more about the current and emerging global business trends in a competitive market through the personal stories of thought leaders from MIM as well as Fortune 500 corporations including DHL and LG International.

RSVP for this free event before it fills up -- limited to 25 seats!

When: Wednesday, October 20th, 6 p.m. Where: Smith Memorial Student Union 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR, 97201 Room 236 - The Cascade Room

Don’t miss the discussion that may help you become a global leader! RSVP now: http://psumim.eventbrite.com/

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Thursday
May 19, 2011
Education Road Show: Explore a Career in Tech (PCC)
Portland Community College - Sylvania Campus - ST Building - Room 107

Presented by the Developers Forum and area universities

Do you know a young person who is interested in exploring a technology-related career?

The open discussion is a free event designed for high school and university students and their parents who want to learn more about technology careers and the educational paths available to enter the field.

Recent graduates of each university's technology programs will join a panel of industry professionals to explore career paths in tech. They’ll speak to subjects including how they got interested in technology, what their educational journey has been like, what their career aspirations are and a view into "a day in the life”.

Bring your tough questions! You get twenty minutes of open audience Q&A and oaths from our presenters to tell nothing but the truth.

Industry Panelists

PCC Alumni Ida Jones, Computing Technology Specialist, PCC PCC Alumni Dave Johnson, President/CEO, Netropole PCC Alumni Darryl Rebmann, Intel/Fountain Group Contractor

Chris Brooks, VP of Technology, WebMD Scott Thompson, Global IT Director, CH2M HIll Sarah Wilson, Technical Product Manager, Tripwire Moderator: John Gasper Dir, Application Engineering, Thomson Reuters

Free to attend

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Sunday
May 22, 2011
CivicApps Hackathon - Mobile Apps for Education
PIE: Portland Incubator Experiment

Come build apps for education with us! In partnership with the City of Portland and the Mayor’s Office, we’re honored to announce a CivicApps Hackathon dedicated exclusively to making mobile applications for education. There will be time in the morning for ideas and presentations from educators involved with the city, and brainstorming sessions and hacking in the afternoon.

Register for the event here: http://loqi.me/2T0

Come build apps for education with us!

In partnership with the City of Portland and the Mayor’s Office, we’re honored to announce a CivicApps Hackathon dedicated exclusively to making mobile applications for education. There will be time in the morning for ideas and presentations from educators involved with the city, and brainstorming sessions and hacking in the afternoon.

Presenters and Judges

*Skip Newberry, Economic Development Policy Advisor to Portland Mayor Sam Adams

*Kali Ladd, Education Strategies Director for Portland Mayor Sam Adams

*Sarah Singer,Project Director, High School System Design Initiative, Portland Public Schools

*Karen Gray, Parkrose School District Superintendent

*Matt Kinshella, Communications Director for @211info

Who should come?

Anyone with an interest in changing education through technology. This includes educators, concerned citizens, mobile developers, graphic and UX designers, and students. Teams will have a chance to present their projects at 6:30pm and will be judged by members of the City of Portland, Education District and local tech leaders. The three top projects will be automatically entered into the Webvisionary Awards in the Mobile Category.

CivicApps will be kindly sponsoring lunch, and we are looking for sponsors for breakfast and refreshments. Please contact @caseorganic or @wv2011 to find out how you can support the event!

Schedule

10:00-10:30Am – Doors Open, Breakfast, Coffee and Networking

10:30-11:15Am – Presentations from the city and education department on the current state of education, education technology, and what’s missing from education today.

11:15-11:30Am – Presentation of project ideas from attendees.

11:30-12:15Pm – Breakout discussion groups on project ideas and education topics.

12:15-1:15PM – Lunch, discussion and networking

1:15-6:00Pm – Project work and development begins in teams or as individuals.

6:00Pm – Project wrap-up and presentation preparation. Judges and audience arrives for judging and presentations. Beer is served.

6:30-7:30Pm – 5 minute presentations and judging.

7:30Pm – Event wrap-up, feedback and cleanup.

CivicApps will be kindly sponsoring lunch, and we are looking for sponsors for breakfast and refreshments. Please contact @caseorganic or @wv2011 to find out how you can support the event!

Don't forget to register so we can provide food! http://loqi.me/2T0

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Thursday
May 26, 2011
Education Road Show: Explore a Career in Tech (PSU)
Portland State University - School of Business SBA 450

resented by the Developers Forum and area universities.

Do you know a young person who is interested in exploring a technology-related career?

The open discussion is a free event designed for high school and university students and their parents who want to learn more about technology careers and the educational paths available to enter the field.

Recent graduates of each university's technology programs will join a panel of industry professionals to explore career paths in tech. They’ll speak to subjects including how they got interested in technology, what their educational journey has been like, what their career aspirations are and a view into "a day in the life”.

Bring your tough questions! You get twenty minutes of open audience Q&A and oaths from our presenters to tell nothing but the truth.

Industry Panelists

PSU Alumni Steven Carnegie, Chief Information Officer, AirAdvice PSU Alumni Holly Rasmussen, Sr. Applications Developer, US Bank Chris Brooks, VP of Technology, WebMD Sarah Wilson, Technical Product Manager, Tripwire Moderator: John Gasper Dir, Application Engineering, Thomson Reuters

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Wednesday
Jun 8, 2011
OEN PubTalk™ - Ask the Attorney
Backspace

An hour of time with an experienced attorney can sometimes run $400. Join us at OEN's 'Ask the Attorney' PubTalk on June 8th, 2011 and an hour of legal advice will only cost you the price of admission. We have put together a great panel of attorneys representing IP/Start Up, Corporate and Employment issues. Come by and bring those questions you have been dying to ask an attorney, as the event will include insights from our experienced panel, but also look to have an active Q&A element from the audience.

Moderator David Uslan, Perkins & Company

Panel Vicky Ballou, Tonkon Torp - IP Michael Phillips, Davis Wright Tremaine - Corporate Stacy Mark, Ater Wynne - Employment

Pre-Register and Save OEN members can save by pre-registering online. Online registration for this event closes Wednesday, April 13th at 12:00 pm. Please register at the door after that time, no discounts will be applied.

5-Minute Pitch PubTalk is a lively forum where very early-stage entrepreneurs from any industry get a chance to test their company pitch in front of an audience of their peers. Presenters and attendees alike, learn from the challenging questions, which test the presenting entrepreneur’s business model. Companies who would like to apply to present at an upcoming PubTalk can apply here: http://www.oen.org/5_minute_pitch.aspx.

Sponsors Ater Wynne Comcast Business Services

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Thursday
Jun 23, 2011
OEN Webinar: How to Validate Your Market
Online (Portland)

Are you thinking of starting a new company? Or already have, but sales aren't what you think they should be? Are you questioning your market's "readiness" for your products or services? Your company?

If you are concerned about market acceptance - and want to learn how to quickly ‘identify’ how well the market will receive your product, don't miss this webinar.

Mark Paul, Managing Director at Synergy Consulting Group and the author of The Entrepreneur's Survival Guide, will walk you through two (of the six) methods to help you determine if there is a market for your product or business - before you invest time and money developing products that may never be what the market wants.

Speaker: Mark Paul Mark Paul has extensive executive leadership experience. He has led start-ups through public companies in his 22 years in interim executive and consulting work. Before Synergy, he spent 10 years at Northrop Corporation (Global 500 company), where (as an intrapreneur) he built a 250-person business unit in two years. He has a degree in Physics, a patent, and published several editions of two business books: The Entrepreneur's Survival Guide, and How to Attract Significantly More Customers.

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Monday
Jun 27, 2011
OEN Live Webinar: Activewear in Oregon - Learn the secrets that will make you a success from two CEO's that have done it
Online (Portland)

Sean Beers, CEO, Korkers Footwear and Bill Berta, CEO, Hi-Tec share their entrepreneurial insights that will help you develop new products with limited resources and market them with even fewer resources. What is the process for evaluating new markets? What is the process for creating new products? How do you take a product to market through a retail distribution channel? What is the most cost effective way to get noticed?

Find the answers to these questions and ask your questions directly to Sean and Bill during this interactive Live video webcast.

Sponsored by Brandlive.

To register, visit: http://www.oen.org/events.aspx?id=215

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Wednesday
Jul 27, 2011
PDX eLearning Meetup
Noble Rot

Join us this Wednesday for the Portland elearning meetup! We've rescheduled this month's meetup to coincide with OSCON, the open source convention. In OSCON's honor the theme of this meetup's discussion will be open educational resources (OERs) and open source software.

Do you use open source resources or software in your educational technology work? What do you think are the most important applications for OERs and open source in education? And any further questions you might think of!

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Wednesday
Aug 3, 2011
OEN Workshop: Valuing Your Startup Company
Lane Powell

As an early stage entrepreneur looking for the first round of funding, one of the most daunting tasks may be determining the valuation of your company. In this workshop, we will cover the basics of valuing a seed or launch stage company, and answer some questions, such as:

* Who sets the valuation - the company or the investor?
* What does pre-money and post-money valuation mean? How do I calculate it?
* How do I value my company if we don’t yet have revenues?
* How do investors determine the valuation?
* How have valuations changed in the economic downturn?

We'll explain the terminology, demystify the math and explain some of the ways that valuation is set during the funding process. There will be plenty of time for Q&A, so come armed with your questions and be ready to participate in a lively discussion about valuing early stage companies.

$30 for OEN Members; $70 for non-members.

Speaker: Naomi Derner

Naomi Derner, CFA is the founder and managing director of Derner Valuation Consulting, where she values securities and intangible assets for companies at all stages of development, from startups to large public companies. Prior to 2008, she was a Vice President in the San Francisco office of Houlihan Lokey Howard and Zukin, where she performed and managed fairness opinions and the valuations of public and private securities as well as intangible assets. Ms. Derner has valuation experience across a wide variety of industries, and possesses specific expertise in technology and life sciences companies at all stages of development.

Prior to joining Houlihan Lokey, Ms. Derner was a senior analyst in the financial valuation services group at Arthur Andersen LLP, where she conducted valuations of public and private securities, closely held companies and intangible assets. Prior to joining Arthur Andersen, Ms. Derner held positions in the equity research department of NationsBanc Montgomery Securities covering financial institutions and in the financial analysis unit at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

Ms. Derner holds the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst and is a candidate member of the American Society of Appraisers. She holds a bachelor’s degree in managerial economics from Carnegie Mellon University and a master’s degree in economics from the University of California Santa Barbara. She is a member of the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network, Software Association of Oregon, and Silicon Valley Fair Value Forum.

To register, visit: http://www.oen.org/events.aspx?id=216

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Wednesday
Sep 7, 2011
Business Plan Development Seminar - September
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

Need to learn how to develop a solid business plan? This seminar is for you. Join OEN at OTBC to attend the OEN Business Plan Development Seminar. It reviews all components of an effective, compelling business plan. You'll learn from two seasoned OEN experts why certain information is important and how your audience will evaluate what you present. Besides learning what is critical to include in an effective business plan, you'll take away valuable handouts and a listing of key resources.

Registration is required, and space is limited to 15 entrepreneurs.

Presenter: Steve Morris Steve Morris is the Executive Director of OTBC and the Managing Director of OregonStartups.com. He is a veteran of three start-ups, and has more than 25 years of management experience in the software, service, and semiconductor test industries at companies such as Hewlett Packard, Integrated Measurement Systems, Cadence Design Systems, Mentor Graphics, Credence Corporation and Teseda Corporation. He holds a B.A. in mathematics from Reed College and a Masters of Science degree from Carnegie-Mellon University Graduate School of Industrial Administration (now The Tepper School of Business).

When: Wednesday, September 7 Time: 4:00 - 6:15 PM Where: 8305 SW Creekside Place, Suite C, in Beaverton. OR 97008

Link to map: http://www.otbc.org/directions

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Wednesday
Sep 28, 2011
OEN Webinar: 7 Reasons to Replace a CEO
Online (Portland)

As a startup CEO, do you know the things your investors are monitoring to determine whether or not you get to keep your job? Some of them may be metrics from your official business plan, but many are not.

If you want your company to succeed, and for you to succeed along with it - know the 7 deadly sins to avoid - the 7 reasons why Boards replace the CEO - and then you’ll know how to avoid them. Gerry has had the pleasure of working with many successful start-up CEOs, and the duty along the way to part company with some who were not so successful. Get it straight from the VC's mouth...

Speaker: Gerry Langeler, OVP.

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Sunday
Feb 19, 2012
Instructional Technology Strategies Conference
through Sheraton Portland Airport

OETC would like to invite you to attend our annual Instructional Technology Strategies Conference.

The Instructional Technology Strategies Conference is an opportunity for educators to think, explore, and develop strategies to enhance student achievement through the effective use of technology.

The subject is technology in the classroom, but the focus is on you. ITSC is specifically designed to be an active learning conference. Participants come away from ITSC not with a high level overview, but specific strategies and increased opportunities for education-related connections. Whether you are a teacher looking to improve K-20 classroom instruction or an administrator looking to support technology in your school or district, you will come away from ITSC with solutions that can be implemented right away.

Balancing tradition with 21st century innovation. We held on to the values that past attendees covet (active learning time in three-hour workshops, 90-minute sessions, two thought provoking keynotes, two vendor expert sessions, four quality meals and exhibit halls) and at the same time have added innovative opportunities (Unconference, Soiree of Slides, Schedule App that publishes in all platforms at once) to play and/or dive deep into the education questions that consume us.

If you want to learn, question, create, and engage in meaningful, authentic professional development then our conference is the right opportunity for you!

Please join us by registering at goo.gl/eiklr.

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Friday
Apr 27, 2012
Bids, Bites & Boogie! A Silent Auction, Dinner, & Dance for Ockley Green
The Scottish Rite Center

Bids, Bites & Boogie 2012

A Benefit for Ockley Green Arts & Technology School

Featuring Live Music by Rose City Swing and Dance Lessons by Stumptown Dance

It’s time to dust off those dancing shoes and come spend an evening with the Ockley Green PTO, Rose City Swing and Stumptown Dance. Ockley Green Arts and Technology school is hosting our third annual silent auction and this year we’ve added dinner and dancing to help support art and technology related projects for our students.

This year our goal is to raise enough money to complete the purchase of a classroom set of iPads. In order to accomplish this goal, we need to raise $7,000.00. To do this, we need your help!

Join us for an evening of fun, friends, food, music and dancing - all supporting arts and technology education at Ockley Green Arts & Technology School.

Friday April 27, 2012

7pm

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Saturday
Jun 2, 2012
Hack for Portland's Schools
PIE: Portland Incubator Experiment

THE CHALLENGE Teams will have ten hours to concept and create a prototype that addresses the challenge. Successful ideas will connect Portland citizens to their public schools, and/or engage them in the five ways schools have said would be most useful - a coat, a can, a book, an hour, or a grand. The hack day will conclude with five-minute demos of each team's projects.

BACKGROUND On June 2nd, in collaboration with the Mayor’s Office and GOOD Magazine, we’re holding a Hack Day to explore how technology can be used to connect Portland’s public schools with neighborhoods and business. This project emerged from a GOOD Ideas for Cities event that took place earlier this year. You can see the presentation on GOOD's site. http://www.good.is/post/supporting-neighborhood-schools-a-good-idea-for-portland/

THE PROBLEM 85% of people in central Portland have no children of school age. This means that the majority has no natural connection with the school system. We want to make it easier for that 85% to support Portland’s public schools.

Our research with schools and supporting organizations showed that a few simple things – books, food, clothing and people's time – could make a big difference to students. We also learnt that there are many organizations in Portland that are set up to support schools in these ways. We want to build a tool that makes it easy to find these organizations, and to give resources to them.

HACK DAY RESOURCES To help us solve this, we’ll have representatives from Portland’s public schools and from some of the main organizations who are already supporting these schools. The Software Association of Oregon, which has built CitySync will be joining us as well. Designers and our partners will be available on the day for further conversations about promotion of the tools that we create. We are also connecting with the Personal Democracy Forum taking place in NYC the following week, and hope to feed the best ideas into that event.

Extra info: [email protected]

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Tuesday
Oct 30, 2012
Why Tax Work? Tax and Conversation civics meeting
Collective Agency Downtown

“By simplifying income tax laws for people to have more equal lives, everyone will be more comfortable, able to live more humanly.”

Our weekly Tuesday civics meetings are a structured Q&A, hosted at Collective Agency, open to the public to ask questions and share-and-learn perspectives about this membership organization and about tax in Oregon overall, and the real effects of the real numbers on people’s lives.

Many people don’t understand anything about tax in society, including myself four months ago before I started learning. Many people do. We’ll learn together. The end result will be an amendment to the Oregon constitution.

Event info: https://taxandconversation.com/2012/10/22/why-tax-work-civics-meeting-tues-oct-30th-6-7pm/ Amendment draft: https://taxandconversation.com/amendment/ Membership: https://taxandconversation.com/

-Alex Linsker [email protected] (503) 369-9174 Twitter: @alexlinsker Facebook: http://facebook.com/taxandconversation Twitter: http://twitter.com/taxconversation

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Tuesday
Nov 6, 2012
"Anthropology of emotions and the economy": Tax and Conversation weekly meetings
Collective Agency Downtown

If you could choose to live in a world where you'd feel more of an emotion, which would you choose? Happiness? Fear? Excitement? Contentment? Comfort? Something else?

When you think about income tax, what do you feel? What do you think? What would you prefer? What questions do you have about emotions and the economy? We'll talk in a structured Q&A, share perspectives, and learn a lot.

Open to the public and members of Tax and Conversation. RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/424700254246488 Agenda: https://taxandconversation.com/2012/11/01/tues-nov-6th-6pm-anthropology-of-emotions-and-the-economy/

-Alex Linsker [email protected] (503) 369-9174 Twitter: @alexlinsker Facebook: http://facebook.com/taxandconversation Twitter: http://twitter.com/taxconversation

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Tuesday
Nov 13, 2012
"Cultural myths around income tax": Tax and Conversation weekly civics meetings
Collective Agency Downtown

There are some cultural myths around income tax. We'll talk through frequent questions, and see whether the fact-based answers are relevant. We'll start by choosing the 3-5 most relevant questions to us in view of a constitutional amendment for Oregon in 2014 on income tax reform.

Some questions include: "Why government?" "What about rich people?" "Doesn't the tax law need to be nuanced to incentivize people to work?" "Is this income tax reform political?" "How do we know we can we trust the tax reform to be good for everyone in Oregon?" (These are all real questions I've been asked which touch on core issues where the answer is not obvious.)

What would you like to learn? What are you concerned or excited about? Areas for questions will include tax, membership, and/or this organization (at least one of each).

Agenda 6-7pm Tues Nov 13: 1. Intro who we are, what we're working on. 2. Choose three or five questions, talk through, share perspectives, learn. 3. Review what did we like, what can be better next time.

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/366214123469511/

“By simplifying income tax laws for people to have more equal lives, everyone will be more comfortable, able to live more humanly.”

Alex Linsker [email protected] (503) 369-9174 Twitter: @alexlinsker Facebook: http://facebook.com/taxandconversation Twitter: http://twitter.com/taxconversation taxandconversation.com

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Wednesday
Dec 12, 2012
eLearning Meetup

We enjoy talking about elearning design & development and meeting our peers in the PDX elearning community.

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Thursday
Jan 3, 2013
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Linux in Schools project: Past, Present, and Future
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Eric Harrison has over 15 years experience with Linux in primary and secondary education environments (Kindergarten through High School). Topics will include designing, building, and maintaining your own Linux distributions (K12LTSP & Edubuntu), infrastructure (clustering, virtualization, web filtering, etc), large scale Asterisk telephony deployments, IPv6, and more.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab NW after the meeting.

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Thursday
Feb 7, 2013
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Open Source Medical Informatics
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Historically, implementation of electronic health records in medical offices have been problematic. Specifically, poor implementation of these products is the leading cause of failure of acceptance of EHRs in these offices. Implementation of EHRs in the small physician office remains poorly documented and this contributes to this failure rate. To address this need, OEMR (The OpenEMR Non-Profit) developed an internship experience with the Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology at Oregon Health and Science University to develop a road map for converting a small physician's office that is still using paper records to OpenEMR, an open source electronic health record, while using open source tools to implement and document the transformation. Documentation was made public on the OEMR wiki (at http://www.oemr.org/wiki/Going_From_Paper_to_Electronic) as a template for future implementations. This presentation is an overview of the documentation completed for the wiki. There are many paths to implementation, but the destination is meaningful use of the OpenEMR system.

Special Thanks: PLUG regular Keith Lofstrom was instrumental to the success of this project, not to mention Dr. Sam Bowen, MD in North Carolina and PLUG speaker Tony McCormick.

Diane Petersen is an emerging clinical informaticist, drawing from her formal education in clinical informatics and her extensive experience as a clinical pharmacist in a variety of settings. Having completed an internship leading and documenting the implementation of OpenEMR, an open source ambulatory electronic health record and practice management software application, Diane is in her last term of the Masters of Biomedical Informatics program at Oregon Health and Science University. She plans to apply her background and knowledge contributing to the improvement of managing healthcare data, and ultimately the improvement of patient care and outcomes.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab NW after the meeting

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Sunday
Feb 17, 2013
integratED|Portland
through Sheraton Portland Airport

Calling all educators who want to improve their instructional practice with the effective integration of technology! We preach having students be active learners, so let's practice it here with a schedule that promotes active learning, reflection and collaboration. integratED offers a variety of experiences and opportunities: unconference, collaborate with vendor experts, reflect with peers, a two 2-hour sessions, two 3-hour workshops, and two keynotes. This is a BYOD conference and our sessions require facilitator device integration, so don’t miss out.

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Wednesday
Mar 6, 2013
Portland Code School Meet and Greet
Burnside Digital Office

Applications are now being accepted for the Portland Code School Summer Session!

Join us for an informal gathering to meet current students and find out more about the program over beer and snacks.

We'll start the evening with a presentation about the format of the program, what you'll learn, how we'll help you find a job at the end, and the application process and requirements.

If you've dabbled with web development but haven't quite made it to paid developer status yet this may be just the program for you.

For more information please email: [email protected]

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Thursday
Mar 7, 2013
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Mike Rogoway from the Oregonian
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

We are honored to have Oregonian technical columnist Mike Rogoway talk about Oregon's high tech and open source scenes.

You can post your questions to Mike in advance on the PLUG mailing list to give him an opportunity to research his answers! (http://lists.pdxlinux.org/mailman/listinfo/plug)

Mike Rogoway has been covering technology in the Portland area since 1998, at The Oregonian since 2004. He's tracked the Silicon Forest's startup renaissance and its roots in open source software, and the rise of software and open source within Intel. He's profiled Linus Torvalds, Ward Cunningham, and Intel software chief Renee James.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab NW after the meeting

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Wednesday
Apr 3, 2013
Portland CoderDojo - Organizational Meeting
Engine Yard

It's just what it says on the tin, everything related to the Portland CoderDojo, (an instance of http://CoderDojo.com/). Jump right in, ask questions, plan, whatever you need.

This is the first organizational meeting. Join us and help get the conversation rolling.

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/portlandcoderdojo

Pizza, soda & beer provided.

Thursday
Apr 4, 2013
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Mozilla Socorro Open Source crash reporting tool
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Mozilla Socorro: an Open Source crash reporting system evolves.

Socorro collects and analyzes three million crash reports a day employing PostgreSQL, HBase, Hadoop, and ElasticSearch glued together with Python. Socorro's data analysis drives the stability and development priorities of Firefox. Five years ago, Socorro was a system that ran on three machines and was tended by just one person. In 2013, it has evolved to become a distributed system running on 120 machines and serving hundreds of terabytes of data. Meanwhile, companies all over the world are adopting Socorro for crash reporting. This talk, an update of one given several years ago, will track the evolution of Socorro and its future in the upcoming world of FirefoxOS.

K Lars Lohn is the Herd Patriarch of the Mozilla WebTools Group. As the author and curator of the Mozilla Socorro Crash Reporting System, Lars has driven its evolution. Formerly with the OSUOSL, Lars telecommutes for Mozilla from a farm near Corvallis. While preferring Python, PostgreSQL and Harleys, Lars is versed in C++, MySQL and Subarus.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab NW after the meeting

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Thursday
Apr 11, 2013
Coder Dojo Pdx - K12 hack night
Engine Yard

Important!

= Free tickets are required =

Get tickets at: https://coderdojopdx.eventbrite.com/

Coder Dojo Portland is a hack night for kids, where K12 youth, along with their parents can play, explore, and learn about coding and building software. More details are available on the website CoderDojoPdx.com. We want interested K12 youths, parents, and mentors to join us! We are in lovely downtown Portland Oregon at the Engine Yard offices.

  • Bring or borrow a laptop
  • Parents are required for 12 and under
  • One ticket per youth, parent, or mentor
Website
Thursday
Apr 18, 2013
Coder Dojo Pdx - K12 coder night
Engine Yard

Important!

Free tickets are required

Get tickets at: https://coderdojopdx.eventbrite.com/

Coder Dojo Portland is a coder night for kids, where K12 youth, along with their parents can play, explore, and learn about coding and building software.

More details are available on the website CoderDojoPdx.com.

We want interested K12 youths, parents, and mentors to join us! We are in lovely downtown Portland Oregon at the Engine Yard offices.

  • Bring or borrow a laptop
  • Parents are required for 12 and under
  • One (free easy) ticket per youth, parent, or mentor
Website
Thursday
Apr 25, 2013
Coder Dojo Pdx - K12 coder night
Engine Yard

Important!

Free tickets are required

Get tickets at: https://coderdojopdx.eventbrite.com/

Coder Dojo Portland is a coder night for kids, where K12 youth, along with their parents can play, explore, and learn about coding and building software.

More details are available on the website CoderDojoPdx.com.

We want interested K12 youths, parents, and mentors to join us! We are in lovely downtown Portland Oregon at the Engine Yard offices.

  • Bring or borrow a laptop
  • Parents are required for 12 and under
  • One (free easy) ticket per youth, parent, or mentor
Website
Youth-adult partnerships in tech & game education
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Please join us for an informational session on youth adult partnerships in technology at PAGDIG (Portland Area Game Developer Interest Group). We will discuss mentoring and volunteering opportunities through three local educational non-profits serving youth: PixelArts, ChickTech, and OGPC.

*The meeting will start at 7:45; please do not arrive before 7:30 as there will be another meeting at the space until that time.

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Thursday
May 2, 2013
Coder Dojo Pdx - K12 coder night
Engine Yard

Important!

Free tickets are required

Get tickets at: https://coderdojopdx.eventbrite.com/

Coder Dojo Portland is a coder night for kids, where K12 youth, along with their parents can play, explore, and learn about coding and building software.

More details are available on the website CoderDojoPdx.com.

We want interested K12 youths, parents, and mentors to join us! We are in lovely downtown Portland Oregon at the Engine Yard offices.

  • Bring or borrow a laptop
  • Parents are required for 12 and under
  • One (free easy) ticket per youth, parent, or mentor
Website
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Confronting Depression
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

What is up with Linux guys buying MacBook Pros? This is depressing-- how can you put a penguin sticker next to your Apple logo?

In the wake of tragic national and local losses in the open source community to depression, Yshai Boussi of Portland Family Counseling will discuss all aspects of depression including signs and symptoms, origins, solutions and treatments, how to help others if you're concerned that they may be depressed. Yshai has family in the tech community and insights into why we may have a different relationship with depression than most communities.

Yshai has been practicing as a psychotherapist since 2003. Over the years, he has worked with many different types of individuals, couples, adolescents and families. He has seen how depression affects individuals but also friends and family as well. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor operating a private practice with his wife called Portland Family Counseling. Our practice is in NW Portland. http://portlandfamilycounseling.com

Many will head to the Lucky Lab NW after the meeting

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Friday
May 3, 2013
Pixel Arts Screening & Indie Game Tournament
5th Avenue Cinema

Join Pixel Arts Game Education in a celebration of its volunteers, milestones, and community!

We will be hosting a free screening of Indie Game: The Movie, followed by a short intermission and tournaments for Samurai Gunn, Super Hexagon, and BLOODBALL. Winners in each of these indie game tournaments will receive prizes!

This event is free, all ages, and open to the public. Film and games are not rated.

"Pixel Arts is a non-profit association that open sources social change through videogames. By creating safe environments and resources for youth and adults invested in maker culture and videogames, we serve the belief that shared creation and education provides value to our community."

We will be announcing our first game camp for July 2013 at Portland Youth Builders and our maker program map to build STEM partnerships with educators, researchers, and community partners.

For more information about Pixel Arts and its services, community, and volunteer opportunities, visit http://pixelartspdx.wikispaces.com/!

Website
Thursday
May 9, 2013
Coder Dojo Pdx - K12 coder night
Engine Yard

Important!

Free tickets are required

Get tickets at: https://coderdojopdx.eventbrite.com/

Coder Dojo Portland is a coder night for kids, where K12 youth, along with their parents can play, explore, and learn about coding and building software.

More details are available on the website CoderDojoPdx.com.

We want interested K12 youths, parents, and mentors to join us! We are in lovely downtown Portland Oregon at the Engine Yard offices.

  • Bring or borrow a laptop
  • Parents are required for 12 and under
  • One (free easy) ticket per youth, parent, or mentor
Website
Wednesday
May 15, 2013
Coder Dojo Pdx - K12 coder night
Engine Yard

Note the change of day!

Free tickets are required

Get tickets at: https://coderdojopdx.eventbrite.com/

Coder Dojo Portland is a coder night for kids, where K12 youth, along with their parents can play, explore, and learn about coding and building software.

More details are available on the website CoderDojoPdx.com.

We want interested K12 youths, parents, and mentors to join us! We are in lovely downtown Portland Oregon at the Engine Yard offices.

  • Bring or borrow a laptop
  • Parents are required for 12 and under
  • One (free easy) ticket per youth, parent, or mentor
Website
Saturday
May 18, 2013
Oregon Innovation Academy Launch and Unconference
Franklin High School

The Innovation Academy is bringing together students, teachers, and working professionals from the Northwest’s technology industries to empower students with new skills sets of the digital age.

Teams will work collaboratively to build software applications and other technology-­‐based solutions that solve real world problems that exist within our community. The solutions that will emerge from these teams will be known as "Innovation for the Common Good."

The region’s first "Innovation Academy will be launching at Franklin High School Saturday, May 18 from 2-­‐5pm. The launch will offer students the opportunity to form project teams that will meet over the summer to work on their projects with industry mentors. New solutions in areas such as education, the environment, energy and public safety will be explored.

Attendees at the launch event will preview a new community safety mobile app that is being developed by a team of Franklin and Wilson students working with industry experts and the Portland Police Bureau. Designed to improve communication and collaboration between district police officers and the neighborhoods that they serve, the new mobile app is an example of the kind of impact student-­‐based innovation can bring to Oregon.

All students, teachers and technology industry professionals are welcome to participate in the launch event. Once teams have been formed and projects are begun, their solutions will be demonstrated in a large community celebration when the school year resumes next fall.

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Wednesday
May 22, 2013
Coder Dojo Pdx - K12 coder night
Engine Yard

Note: Coder Dojo is on Wednesdays now

Free tickets are required

Get tickets at: https://coderdojopdx.eventbrite.com/

Coder Dojo Portland is a coder night for kids, where K12 youth, along with their parents can play, explore, and learn about coding and building software.

More details are available on the website CoderDojoPdx.com.

We want interested K12 youths, parents, and mentors to join us! We are in lovely downtown Portland Oregon at the Engine Yard offices.

  • Bring or borrow a laptop
  • Parents are required for 12 and under
  • One (free easy) ticket per youth, parent, or mentor
Website
Wednesday
May 29, 2013
Coder Dojo Pdx - K12 coder night
Engine Yard

Note: Coder Dojo is on Wednesdays now

Free tickets are required

Get tickets at: https://coderdojopdx.eventbrite.com/

Coder Dojo Portland is a coder night for kids, where K12 youth, along with their parents can play, explore, and learn about coding and building software.

More details are available on the website CoderDojoPdx.com.

We want interested K12 youths, parents, and mentors to join us! We are in lovely downtown Portland Oregon at the Engine Yard offices.

  • Bring or borrow a laptop
  • Parents are required for 12 and under
  • One (free easy) ticket per youth, parent, or mentor
Website
Wednesday
Jun 5, 2013
Coder Dojo Pdx - K12 coder night
Engine Yard

Note: Coder Dojo is on Wednesdays now

Free tickets are required

Get tickets at: https://coderdojopdx.eventbrite.com/

Coder Dojo Portland is a coder night for kids, where K12 youth, along with their parents can play, explore, and learn about coding and building software.

More details are available on the website CoderDojoPdx.com.

We want interested K12 youths, parents, and mentors to join us! We are in lovely downtown Portland Oregon at the Engine Yard offices.

  • Bring or borrow a laptop
  • Parents are required for 12 and under
  • One (free easy) ticket per youth, parent, or mentor
Website
Thursday
Jun 6, 2013
Portland Linux/Unix Group General Meeting: Hacking on the Beagle Bone Black
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Hacking on the new Beagle Bone Black

Description:

Russell recently spent some time working on porting a house-monitoring system from the Beagle Bone (an $89 embedded, ARM-based, I/O rich device running linux http://beagleboard.org/) to the new Beagle Bone Black, a $45 device which is faster, includes video and 2G of onboard flash. The sensors required a one-wire bus, one of which the original Beagle Bone had configured out of the box. The Beagle Bone Black had none. This talk is a description of what it took to get one-wire (specifically w1-gpio) going with his own custom "cape" (a daughter-board for the Beagle Bone).

Biography:

Russell Senior has been a GNU/Linux user for over 20 years, since the 0.99plN days, using it both recreationally and professionally as a research programmer/scientific data analyst. Since 2005, Russell has become involved as a principal volunteer with the Personal Telco Project (https://personaltelco.net), during which he has worked on embedded systems, primarily network routers. He contributes to the development and improvement of the OpenWrt project. In the last couple years, he has worked on monitoring systems involving Arduino and, since last year, the Beagle Bone and has learned a bit about the Angstrom distribution of linux for embedded devices.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab NW after the meeting

Website
Wednesday
Jun 12, 2013
Coder Dojo Pdx - K12 coder night
Engine Yard

Free tickets are required

Get tickets at: https://coderdojopdx.eventbrite.com/

Coder Dojo Portland is a coder night for kids, where K12 youth, along with their parents can play, explore, and learn about coding and building software.

More details are available on the website CoderDojoPdx.com.

We want interested K12 youths, parents, and mentors to join us! We are in lovely downtown Portland Oregon at the Engine Yard offices.

  • Bring or borrow a laptop
  • Parents are required for 12 and under
  • One (free easy) ticket per youth, parent, or mentor
Website
Wednesday
Jun 19, 2013
Coder Dojo Pdx - K12 coder night
Engine Yard

Free tickets are required

Get tickets at: https://coderdojopdx.eventbrite.com/

Coder Dojo Portland is a coder night for kids, where K12 youth, along with their parents can play, explore, and learn about coding and building software.

More details are available on the website CoderDojoPdx.com.

We want interested K12 youths, parents, and mentors to join us! We are in lovely downtown Portland Oregon at the Engine Yard offices.

  • Bring or borrow a laptop
  • Parents are required for 12 and under
  • One (free easy) ticket per youth, parent, or mentor
Website
Wednesday
Jun 26, 2013
Coder Dojo Pdx - K12 coder night
Engine Yard

Free tickets are required

Get tickets at: https://coderdojopdx.eventbrite.com/

Coder Dojo Portland is a coder night for kids, where K12 youth, along with their parents can play, explore, and learn about coding and building software.

More details are available on the website CoderDojoPdx.com.

We want interested K12 youths, parents, and mentors to join us! We are in lovely downtown Portland Oregon at the Engine Yard offices.

  • Bring or borrow a laptop
  • Parents are required for 12 and under
  • One (free easy) ticket per youth, parent, or mentor
Website
Wednesday
Jul 3, 2013
CANCELED: Coder Dojo Pdx - K12 coder night
Engine Yard

This event has been CANCELED due to holiday logistics. Please join us again next week!

Website
Thursday
Jul 4, 2013
PLUG: MOVED TO JULY 11TH
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

This month's 1st Thursday Portland Linux/Unix group meeting is moved to July 11th at the same time and place.

Have a happy and safe 4th of July!

Website
Wednesday
Jul 10, 2013
Coder Dojo Pdx - K12 coder night
Engine Yard

Free tickets are required

Get tickets at: https://coderdojopdx.eventbrite.com/

Coder Dojo Portland is a coder night for kids, where K12 youth, along with their parents can play, explore, and learn about coding and building software.

More details are available on the website CoderDojoPdx.com.

We want interested K12 youths, parents, and mentors to join us! We are in lovely downtown Portland Oregon at the Engine Yard offices.

  • Bring or borrow a laptop
  • Parents are required for 12 and under
  • One (free easy) ticket per youth, parent, or mentor
Website
Thursday
Jul 11, 2013
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Physical Security and Surveillance
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Steve Pasco will be discussing many aspects of physical security and the realities of our emerging surveillance culture.

Steve is a seasoned Telecommunications and security professional, with more than 27 years experience, capable of managing and maintaining operational oversight of global, enterprise wide facilities and security command and control centers. Proficient in establishing policies, procedures, standards, and personnel training programs. A Telecommunications security expert in CALEA and J-STD-25 protocols. Expert in Security Systems, Access Control, Alarm Monitoring Video Surveillance, Asset Monitoring, Tracking and Protection. Operational experience in running 24/7 Command Control and Communications system with emphasis on Intelligence (C3I).

Many will head to the Lucky Lab NW after the meeting

Website
Wednesday
Jul 17, 2013
Coder Dojo Pdx - K12 coder night
Engine Yard

Free tickets are required

Get tickets at: https://coderdojopdx.eventbrite.com/

Coder Dojo Portland is a coder night for kids, where K12 youth, along with their parents can play, explore, and learn about coding and building software.

More details are available on the website CoderDojoPdx.com.

We want interested K12 youths, parents, and mentors to join us! We are in lovely downtown Portland Oregon at the Engine Yard offices.

  • Bring or borrow a laptop
  • Parents are required for 12 and under
  • One (free easy) ticket per youth, parent, or mentor
Website
Wednesday
Jul 24, 2013
Coder Dojo Pdx - K12 coder night
Engine Yard

Free tickets are required

Get tickets at: https://coderdojopdx.eventbrite.com/

Coder Dojo Portland is a coder night for kids, where K12 youth, along with their parents can play, explore, and learn about coding and building software.

More details are available on the website CoderDojoPdx.com.

We want interested K12 youths, parents, and mentors to join us! We are in lovely downtown Portland Oregon at the Engine Yard offices.

  • Bring or borrow a laptop
  • Parents are required for 12 and under
  • One (free easy) ticket per youth, parent, or mentor
Website
Tuesday
Jul 30, 2013
Nerd Nite #5: Sex, Bugs, and Rigor Mortis
McMenamins Mission Theater & Pub

Nerd Nite is a monthly event that strives for an inebriated, salacious, yet deeply academic vibe. Featuring short talks by several scientists, artists, experts of all types, and ordinary people with extraordinary skills, we aim to entertain, educate, elucidate, enlighten, and other things that start with "e." Come drink along with us!

When: Tuesday, July 30, 2013, doors at 6:00pm, event at 7:00pm Where: Mission Theater, 1624 NW Glisan, Portland Cost: $8.00 suggested cover at the door Check out the Facebook event page

This Nerd Nite will feature two awesome talks:

Genital Plugs, Projectile Penises, and Gay Butterflies: A Naturalist Explains the Birds & the Bees with Becky Jaffe, photographer, naturalist, and educator

Bugs, Bites, and Bodies: Insects and Death with Eric Tonsfeldt, Medicolegal Death Investigator, Clackamas County Medical Examiner’s Office


Genital Plugs, Projectile Penises, and Gay Butterflies: A Naturalist Explains the Birds & the Bees

Birds do it, bees do it–even educated fleas do it. Let’s do it, let’s fall in lust as photographer and insect fetishist Becky Jaffe takes us on a romp through Mother Nature’s freaky side. Biophilia? This talk may well bring on a biorgasm!

A photographer, naturalist, and educator living in Oakland, Becky Jaffe teaches high school biology and leads environmental science tours at UC Berkeley’s Botanical Garden.


Bugs, Bites, and Bodies: Insects and Death

To an insect, a decomposing human body left to rot in the woods can be the feast of a lifetime. To a forensic entomologist, those insects can give clues to how the person died, how long they’ve been dead, and even who that person was in life. Eric Tonsfeldt, Medicolegal Death Investigator at the Clackamas County Medical Examiner’s Office, will explain the ways that bugs can be used to help forensic investigation. Prepare to be creeped out (but in a good way!).


*A note on the suggested cover: Nerd Nite is completely supported by money collected at the door. We are committed to offering education to adults who want to learn, so if $8 is a hardship for you, please come anyway and donate what you can.

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Wednesday
Jul 31, 2013
Coder Dojo Pdx - K12 coder night
Engine Yard

Free tickets are required

Get tickets at: https://coderdojopdx.eventbrite.com/

Coder Dojo Portland is a coder night for kids, where K12 youth, along with their parents can play, explore, and learn about coding and building software.

More details are available on the website CoderDojoPdx.com.

We want interested K12 youths, parents, and mentors to join us! We are in lovely downtown Portland Oregon at the Engine Yard offices.

  • Bring or borrow a laptop
  • Parents are required for 12 and under
  • One (free easy) ticket per youth, parent, or mentor
Website
Thursday
Aug 1, 2013
Portland Linux/Unix Group: The Perl Renaissance
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

The Portland Perl Mongers and Portland Linux/Unix Group are pleased to welcome world-renowned Perl trainer and developer Paul Fenwick

The Perl Renaissance is in full swing. Object frameworks and syntax have been undated, web frameworks are easy and powerful, and modules are easy to manage and install. We will cover:

  • Overhauling Perl’s Object Oriented framework with Moose.
  • Using MooseX::Method::Signatures for beautiful classes.
  • Building web applications using Dancer
  • Not worrying about web servers by using Plack.
  • Critiquing your code with Perl::Critic
  • Write amazing regexps with named captures.
  • Install new modules quickly and easily with cpanminus
  • Manage Perl installations easily with perlbrew
  • A whole swag of new features with perl 5.10–5.16
  • Much, much more!

About Paul

Adventuretarian. Enjoys Perl, social hacking, mycology, scuba diving, coffee, cycling, FOSS, meeting new people, and talking like a pirate. World famous in NZ.

As usual, the meeting will be followed by social hour at the Lucky Lab Brew Pub NW at 1945 NW Quimby

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Wednesday
Aug 7, 2013
Coder Dojo Pdx - K12 coder night
Engine Yard

Free tickets are required

Get tickets at: https://coderdojopdx.eventbrite.com/

Coder Dojo Portland is a coder night for kids, where K12 youth, along with their parents can play, explore, and learn about coding and building software.

More details are available on the website CoderDojoPdx.com.

We want interested K12 youths, parents, and mentors to join us! We are in lovely downtown Portland Oregon at the Engine Yard offices.

  • Bring or borrow a laptop
  • Parents are required for 12 and under
  • One (free easy) ticket per youth, parent, or mentor
Website
Wednesday
Aug 14, 2013
Coder Dojo Pdx - K12 coder night
Engine Yard

Free tickets are required

Get tickets at: https://coderdojopdx.eventbrite.com/

Coder Dojo Portland is a coder night for kids, where K12 youth, along with their parents can play, explore, and learn about coding and building software.

More details are available on the website CoderDojoPdx.com.

We want interested K12 youths, parents, and mentors to join us! We are in lovely downtown Portland Oregon at the Engine Yard offices.

  • Bring or borrow a laptop
  • Parents are required for 12 and under
  • One (free easy) ticket per youth, parent, or mentor
Website
Tuesday
Aug 20, 2013
Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics
through Free Geek

Portland's 12-month, three-track open source conference

The Portland Linux/Unix Group meets three times a month:

First Thursday General Meeting at PSU Third Tuesday Advanced Topics Meeting at Free Geek Third Sunday Clinic at Free Geek

We try announce our speakers two weeks in advance but some times it is last minute. They're usually conference-quality none the less.

Many attendees will break for a social hour at the Lucky Lab Brew Pub NW at 1945 NW Quimby

See you there!

Website
Wednesday
Aug 21, 2013
Coder Dojo Pdx - K12 coder night - Canceled
Engine Yard

This event has been canceled.

Website
Thursday
Sep 5, 2013
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Virtual Private Networks

Virtual Private Networking

Our illustrious IPv6 authority, Ted Mittelstaedt, will give a talk on popular Virtual Private Network options, including:

1) standard IPSec clients - require static IP at each endpoint, and are supported out of the box by Windows, Cisco IOS, Mac, and Unix using raccoon and similar programs.

2) Modified IPSec VPN clients - example is the Cisco IPSec VPN client. This is a proprietary modification used to allow one end to have a dynamic IP number.

3) SSL VPN clients. Cisco has one they call AnyConnect that is proprietary. OpenVPN is another example.

4) PPTP. This was supposed to have died years ago but since Microsoft ships the PPTP client with Windows it is still very useful in situations where the network admin is forced to provide VPN services to clients that she has no control over.

5) L2TP. This is what PPTP morphed into, Microsoft supports it natively, so it has the same benefits (to the network admin) as PPTP plus the Microsoft implementation allows for encryption using IPSec with certificates.

Ted is the Co-Owner of Portlandia IT and author of the FreeBSD Corporate Networker's Guide

Many attendees will break for a social hour at the Lucky Lab Brew Pub NW at 1945 NW Quimby

See you there!

Website
Tuesday
Sep 17, 2013
PLUG Advanced Topics: GUI Programming with Qt
Free Geek

Michael Faunce of Memorytime will talk about the Qt GUI toolkit and how and why he used it on a recent project.

Mike is the owner of Memorytime and has been involved with technology since 1972 has seen and used a Slide Rule. He came to oregon in 1976 to work at Tektronix and taught classes at Wilsonville Tektronix plant. While there he deisgned Memory boards for the ATARI computer and also taught at PCC for a short time. Mike has designed a number of memory board and SBC (single board computer) systems.

Mike has three patents and recently served as an expert witness in a recent patent infringement case and currently involved in a number of design projects including a customizable LED sign and a PXE Boot server.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne after the meeting.

See you there!

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Thursday
Oct 3, 2013
Portland Linux/Unix Group: FreeNAS Plugins
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

FreeNAS is an open source Network Attached Storage system powered by FreeBSD that features the ZFS filesystem.

Michael Dexter will demonstrate the FreeNAS 9.1.1 Plugins architecture using the Plex Media Server and various virtual machines.

For more information: http://freenas.org

Many attendees will break for a social hour at the Lucky Lab Brew Pub NW at 1945 NW Quimby

See you there!

Website
Tuesday
Oct 15, 2013
Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics: Virtual Machine Fair
Free Geek

Who: Daniel Hedlund, Michael Dexter and a few special guests What: Virtual Machine Fair: Erlang/ocaml/Haskell VMs, bhyve, Xen & LXCs! Why: The pursuit of technology freedom

Contain yourselves!

Daniel and Michael have been working with various virtual machines technologies and would like to have a roundtable style talk with micro presentations about each one, including:

Erlang VMs bhyve BSD Hypervisor VMs Xen VM's Haskell VMs (hopefully) and Linux Containers if we can rattle a familiar PLUG face's cage

We've invited a few guests and will give you a survey of some of the great things going on with open source virtualization technology.

Links: http://halvm.org/ http://www.openmirage.org/ http://bhyve.org

Many attendees will break for a social hour at the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne after the meeting

See you there!

Website
Tuesday
Nov 5, 2013
Robots and Robotic Development
Modern Edge, Inc., 2114 Southeast 9th Avenue, Portland, OR

A tour of robots around the world. We can also touch on the major areas of Ai and discuss what the group wants to focus on. Until we have underwriting, we are asking for donations of $5 per meeting. Depending on the venue and turn-out, non-alcoholic drinks will be provided.

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Thursday
Nov 7, 2013
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Samba 4
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Brian Martin will talk about his early experiences with Samba 4

Samba provides open-source support for the Microsoft file sharing protocol. Version 4 of Samba was released late last year. It represented years of work and a major, some would say massive upgrade to Samba to include the ability to be a fully functional Active Directory server. Given the large scale changes, many people have been avoiding production Samba 4 use while waiting for the bugs to be worked out. Brian Martin has now started migrating production environments to Samba 4 and will discuss his early experiences.

Bio: Brian Martin is the chief consultant for Martin Consulting Services, Inc. Martin Consulting has provided system administration services in Unix, Linux and Windows systems in the Portland metro area and across the country since 1996. Brian is a frequent attendee at PLUG. His past presentations include VMWare, production grade scripting, disaster recovery experiences, Linux containers, and logical volume management.

Many attendees will break for a social hour at the Lucky Lab Brew Pub NW at 1945 NW Quimby

See you there!

Website
Tuesday
Nov 19, 2013
Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics: Android App Collusion
Free Geek

Who: Rogan Creswick
What: Multi-App Security Analysis: Looking for Android App Collusion
Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland
When: Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom

The Android permission model opens up a number of opportunities for apps to bypass the established single-app permission checks that Android users rely on to control data flow and application behavior on their devices. I'll do my best to terrify the Android-using audience by describing the attack surface for colluding applications and showing interactive visualizations of multi-app data flow. We'll look at the Android permission model, the user-interface it results in, and I'll show just how easy it is to make apps that look innocuous.

Bio:

Rogan Creswick develops unique tools and techniques for software development and security analysis at Galois, Inc. His research interests focus on improving the state of the art in software engineering tools and user interfaces. His experience also reaches into the areas of user interface automation and customization via integrated assistants and automated documentation aides at IBM Research. He has striven to provide natural interfaces to ease communication with complex and semi-sentient agents through existing tools that have already become trustworthy and familiar to their users.

Many attendees will break for a social hour at the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne after the meeting

See you there!

Website
Thursday
Dec 5, 2013
Portland Linux/Unix Group
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Portland's 12-month, three-track open source conference

The Portland Linux/Unix Group meets three times a month:

First Thursday General Meeting at PSU Third Tuesday Advanced Topics Meeting at Free Geek Third Sunday Clinic at Free Geek

We try announce our speakers two weeks in advance but some times it is last minute. They're usually conference-quality none the less.

Many attendees will break for a social hour at the Lucky Lab Brew Pub NW at 1945 NW Quimby

See you there!

Website
Tuesday
Dec 17, 2013
PLUG Advanced Topics: Lustre Distributed File System
Free Geek

PLUG Advanced Topics:

Implementation and use of the Lustre file system within a research institution.

Lustre is a type of parallel distributed file system, generally used for large-scale cluster computing. (http://lustre.org)

Rob Stites - Research Associate OHSU

Rob works with several compute clusters, each using the Lustre file system at OHSU. He works with three distinct groups at OHSU; Geonomic testing, electron microscope image analysis and speech analysis.

Many attendees will break for a social hour at the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne after the meeting

See you there!

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Thursday
Jan 2, 2014
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Advanced OpenSSH
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Carlos Aguayo will talk about about Advanced OpenSSH:

  • Basic Usage, on Various Platforms
  • Authentication Methods
  • Keys and Agents
  • Client configuration overview
  • Server configuration overview
  • Tunnels and port forwarding
  • Remote X Windows

Carlos Aguayo is a veteran of the Silicon Valley's startup boom that produced both the Internet and the open-source movements as we know them today. He spent the 90's at companies like Sun Microsystems, Infoseek, General Magic, and Marimba, and was a major contributor at Hobnob, a mobile wireless networking venture. With a background in computer science and engineering, he has focused on corporate and datacenter infrastructure, networking and scalability. He is presently working as a systems engineer at XO Communications in Beaverton, and when not wrangling virtual machines, sings barbershop with the Bridge Town Sound.

Many attendees will break for a social hour after the First Thursday meeting at the Lucky Lab Brew Pub NW at 1945 NW Quimby

See you there!

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Tuesday
Jan 21, 2014
Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics: Speaking in Public is Easy
Free Geek

Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics Meeting Announcement

Who: Brian Rohan and Michael Dexter

What: Speaking in Public is Easy

Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland (Left Entrance)

When: Tuesday, January 21st, 2014 at 7pm

Why: The pursuit of technology freedom

You read that right: Speaking in public is easy and there is nothing stopping you from giving the next informative and compelling PLUG talk.

  • You are guaranteed to have a unique topic, experience and perspective
  • Audiences are far kinder than you expect (only pros get boo'd!)
  • Visuals are always optional
  • No one was born a public speaker
  • There are great resources out there to help you
  • Most things that go wrong have nothing to do with you (Tsunamis!)
  • Live demos are... risky, but cool
  • The OSCON and LFNW CFP's close shortly (hint hint)

Brian and Michael will give you a pragmatic tour of exactly what is involved in open source conference speaking and explain precisely how nothing is stopping you from getting involved thanks to local organizations like the Portland Linux/Unix Group.

Brian says:

In 2007 I made the switch from being a machinist to a real estate agent, shortly thereafter I was invited to investigate a Toastmasters club, in order to become a better communicator. Through 5 years and over 40 speeches in Toastmasters I reached the highest level of Distinguished Toastmaster. Simply stepping out of my comfort zone has given me the opportunity introduce dignitaries, and MC fund-raising events for worthwhile causes (notably a record breaking Clark County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner auction). Currently I am a recognized top 2% leader in AdvoCare International, helping others achieve their physical and financial goals.

I enjoy using Linux on a personal level for the freedom that it represents.

"You never get rid of public speaking butterflies, you just get them to fly in formation: ~Marv Serhan

Michael says:

Never in a 1,000 years will I speak in public yet I find myself doing it several times a month in Portland and at conferences around the world. I guarantee I'm no Brian Rohan but I fill rooms and get applause. The secret is finding the right room and just doing it. I will talk about the absolute worst that can happen (rarely what you think it would be), the open source conference community and how to get from submitting a proposal to stepping down from the stage.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne after the meeting.

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Tuesday
Jan 28, 2014
Portland Code School -- Meet and Greet
PCS Classroom (inside Burnside Digitial)

Interested in being a web developer? Come to this event at Portland Code School to discover what our accelerated learning programs can do for you. At Portland Code School, we teach you the tools, the languages, and the concepts needed to become a professional web developer.

Talk with the staff, meet current and past students, introduce yourself to other prospective students. We’ll do some fun interactive games and then socialize while we eat, drink, and otherwise be merry!

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Wednesday
Jan 29, 2014
Free 8 Week Android Class Study Group
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Take a free 8 week class online by visiting:

https://www.coursera.org/course/android

This is the 2nd week of class, but there is plenty of time to catch up.

Join us at the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne between 7pm and 9pm Wednesday to get help with homework and ask questions.

We will likely be sitting in the back by the power outlets, but ask around and you'll find us. Bring your laptop and a power strip if you have them.

Late arrivals are okay.

For more information, join our online group at

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/pdx-mobile-workgroup

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Thursday
Feb 6, 2014
PLUG: Public Speaking is the Greatest Skill You Can Possess
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

The Portland Linux/Unix Group: Portland's monthly, three-track tech conference, celebrating its 20th anniversary this spring!

  • Who: Brian Rohan and Michael Dexter
  • What: Public Speaking is the Greatest Skill You Can Possess
  • Where: PSU, 1930 SW 4th Ave. Room FAB 86-01 (Lower Level)
  • When: Thursday, February 6th, 2014 at 7pm
  • Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
  • Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live/

Brian and Michael are back to teach you everything you ever wanted to know about speaking at an open source from PLUG (hint hint) to OSCON.

Brian has years as an experienced Distinguished Toastmaster (beer available at the Lucky Lab NW after the meeting) and Michael has just submitted his paper for the upcoming AsiaBSDCon conference on a topic he had previously known nothing about.

Why should you give a talk?

  • You are guaranteed to have a unique topic, experience and perspective
  • Audiences are far kinder than you expect (only pros get boo'd!)
  • Visuals are always optional and are flexible in format
  • No one was born a public speaker, it's simply a learned skill
  • There are great resources out there to help you
  • Most things that go wrong have nothing to do with you (Tsunamis!)
  • Live demos are... risky, but useful
  • The LFNW and other CFP's close shortly (hint hint)

Highlight from our Advanced Topics talk: (paraphrased) "My mom got more value out of learning to community with Toastmasters than two years of a (VERY impressive school) scholarship."

YOU may change careers a dozen times in your life and need a new skill set for each job but will ALWAYS need to express yourself and communicate on behalf of yourself and your team. Let PLUG be that first step in what could be worth more than a (VERY impressive school) scholarship!

Brian says:

In 2007 I made the switch from being a machinist to a real estate agent, shortly thereafter I was invited to investigate a Toastmasters club, in order to become a better communicator. Through 5 years and over 40 speeches in Toastmasters I reached the highest level of Distinguished Toastmaster. Simply stepping out of my comfort zone has given me the opportunity introduce dignitaries, and MC fund-raising events for worthwhile causes (notably a record breaking Clark County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner auction). Currently I am a recognized top 2% leader in AdvoCare International, helping others achieve their physical and financial goals.

I enjoy using Linux on a personal level for the freedom that it represents.

"You never get rid of public speaking butterflies, you just get them to fly in formation: ~Marv Serhan

Michael says:

Never in a 1,000 years will I speak in public yet I find myself doing it several times a month in Portland and at conferences around the world. I guarantee I'm no Brian Rohan but I fill rooms and get applause. The secret is finding the right room and just doing it. I will talk about the absolute worst that can happen (rarely what you think it would be), the open source conference community and how to get from submitting a proposal to stepping down from the stage.

Website
Tuesday
Feb 18, 2014
PLUG AT: Protecting Your Volunteer Effort from Caustic People

PLUG has been lucky. Some volunteer efforts and organizations face onslaughts that drive off their core volunteers and can hijack or snuff the organization. Hear the lessons learned from five such examples and share your own stories of how to recognize and respond to such behavior.

Early segue into tech topics or refreshments recommended!

Many will head to the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne after the meeting.

See you there!

Michael Dexter PLUG Volunteer

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Tuesday
Feb 25, 2014
Portland Code School -- Meet and Greet
Portland Code School

Interested in being a web developer? Come and learn more about how Portland Code School can give you the skills you want with the help you need. Discover what our accelerated learning programs can do for you!

At this event, you can talk with the staff, meet current and past students, introduce yourself to other prospective students. We’ll socialize while we eat, drink, and otherwise be merry!

Website
Tuesday
Mar 4, 2014
Nerd Nite Portland #13 – The Mystique of Terroir…Geology and Wine
McMenamins Mission Theater & Pub

Nerd Nite Portland #13 – The Mystique of Terroir: Geology, Soils, Climate and Wines in the Northern Willamette Valley

Nerd Nite is a monthly event that strives for an inebriated, salacious, yet deeply academic vibe. We aim to entertain, educate, elucidate, enlighten, and other things that start with “e.” Be there and be square.

ter·roir/tɛrˈwɑr noun Definition: the environmental conditions, especially soil and climate, in which grapes are grown and that give a wine its unique flavor and aroma.

The Willamette Valley has a certain je ne sais quoi, no? What special quality of the region’s terroir yields such exceptional wines? How do the soil, climate, and conditions lend themselves to lovely Pinot Noirs, but not Cabernets or Merlots? How does the region’s geologic past affect where and how to grow grapes? How does Oregon compare to other wine-growing regions in the United States and other countries around the world? Join us as Dr. Scott Burns, professor of geology and past chair of the Department of Geology at PSU, and wine enthusiast, tells us about all this and more about what makes a vineyard successful.

*A note on the suggested cover: Nerd Nite is completely supported by money collected at the door. We are committed to offering education opportunities to adults who want to learn, so if $8 is a hardship for you, please come anyway and donate what you can.

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Thursday
Mar 6, 2014
Portland Linux/Unix Group: pfSense
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

The Portland Linux/Unix Group

pfSense by Jeff Carmichael and Brian Rohan

Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live/

pfSense offers an open source solution to replace commercial routers, firewalls, security, proxys, dns/dhcp/nat and more. It can be a single solution for most all network resources for a soho, and has been used successfully in small to medium sized businesses. When you are ready to replace your moon infected linksys router, pfSense offers a mature, flexible and capable solution.

Many attendees will break for a social hour after the First Thursday meeting at the Lucky Lab Brew Pub NW at 1945 NW Quimby

See you there!

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Sunday
Mar 9, 2014
MIDI/Music Technology Presentations @ Central Library
Multnomah County Central Library

This event is open to the public.

Three presentations centered around MIDI and music technology. Agenda:

10:00am, Setup/Make new friends

10:30am, Basics: "MIDI Communication" presented by Eric Earl

10:45am, Usage: "Making MIDI Hardware Talk" presented by Eric Earl

11:15am, Design: "Create your own MIDI filters and effects with Jesusonic, a free plug-in" presented by Kite Giedraitis

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Wednesday
Mar 12, 2014
Nerd Nite Vancouver #2 – Dark Wings: The Nightlife of Bats and Birds
Kiggins Theatre

Nerd Nite is a monthly event that strives for an inebriated, salacious, yet soundly academic vibe. We aim to entertain, educate, elucidate, enlighten, and other things that start with “e.” Be there and be square.

When: Wednesday, March 12, 2014, doors at 6:00pm, event at 7:00pm

Cost: $8.00* suggested cover at the door

This Nerd Nite will feature two talks:

Owls and Other Night Birds Owls are the first type of birds that come to mind when we think of feathered night fliers, but many other species of birds are also active after dark. Jonathan Plissner, PhD, is a senior scientist with ABR, Inc. Environmental Research and Services and has been studying bird populations and behaviors for 30 years. His presentation will focus on nocturnal activities and adaptations of various groups of birds, as well as the risks these birds face in navigating landscapes altered by human beings.

The Biology, Behavior & Benefits of Bats Bats are essential to the health of our natural world. They help control pests and are vital pollinators and seed-dispersers for countless plants. Yet these wonderfully diverse and beneficial creatures are among the least studied and most misunderstood of animals. Cris Hein, PhD, is a biologist with Bat Conservation International and has been studying bat behavior and ecology for 14 years. Cris will discuss the amazing adaptations of these nocturnal animals and their importance to humans and the environment.


*A note on the suggested cover: Nerd Nite is completely supported by money collected at the door. We are committed to offering education opportunities to adults who want to learn, so if $8 is a hardship for you, please come anyway and donate what you can.

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Tuesday
Mar 18, 2014
Dynamic Tracing with DTrace and SystemTap - Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics
Free Geek

Daniel Hedlund will be giving an intermediate to advanced level talk on DTrace and SystemTap.

DTrace (http://dtrace.org/blogs/about/) is a dynamic tracing framework, originally developed for Solaris, has been released under the CDDL license and ported to many other Unix-like OSes including FreeBSD, OS X and Linux. SystemTap (https://sourceware.org/systemtap/) provides similar functionality to DTrace but is Linux specific and released under the GPL.

Dynamic tracing tools make it possible to safely inject instrumentation points (probes) into running applications on production environments; no recompilation is necessary and there is only minimal performance overhead when being used, and no overhead when not. Probes can be used to gather performance metrics to identify bottlenecks, create aggregate statistics such as the size distribution of filesystem writes, or to introspect arguments passed to individual functions in a running application without ever taking it offline.

Many attendees will break for a social hour after the Third Tuesday meeting at the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne after the meeting

PLUG: Portland's monthly, three-track tech conference!

First Thursday: General Meeting at PSU

Third Tuesday: Advanced Topics at Free Geek

Third Sunday: Hands-on Clinic at Free Geek

See you there!

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Wednesday
Mar 19, 2014
Agile PDX Evening: Teaching Kids Programming with Agile Techniques
Puppet

In this workshop, attendees will experience our Intentional Method of introducing children (ages 10+) to programming (in java) using recipes . We use Agile techniques such as pair programming, randoris, short iterations, re-factoring & test-driven development in teaching. Pair instructors model Agile practices while teaching. Learn how to teach technical processes using Agile techniques. Although we’ve mostly used our method with children, we have also successfully taught adults using similar methodologies.

Note: on Tue 18 March there is a version of this event for kids to try it out along with their peers and parents: http://calagator.org/events/1250465864

Note: There will be hands-on sections of this presentation. While not everyone will need a laptop, please bring one if you can, and set it up with the courseware & eclipse from our github account

full link: https://github.com/TeachingKidsProgramming/TeachingKidsProgramming.Java

short link: http://lfal.co/tkpjava

About the speakers...

Llewellyn Falco learned to jump horses in the 7th grade while living in France. Back in states, while studying drafting in high school, he started fire eating, sleight of hand magic, and once rode a unicycle 6 miles. After learning to juggle torches, he joined a acrobatics group in college where he specialized on the trampoline and walking a slack rope. He can calculate the cube root of any perfect cube under 1,000,000 in his head, as well as pick a standard lock. He can rollerblade down a flight of stairs, backwards. Later, he has learned to play the doumbek (a type of drum), to accompaniment a belly dancing girlfriend. Llewellyn studied Tai Chi for 2 years, can throw a knife at 20 feet, and a playing card at 50. He has taught swing dancing, and loves to salsa. He is also an accomplished speed chess player. In the last year, he has been scuba diving over 20 times, become a guitar hero, and broke his personal record of paddle balling over 200 times. Llewellyn attributes his success to the large amount of caffeine he has consumed, and enjoys computer programming in his spare time.

Lynn Langit - Big Data Architect and Educator. Former FTE at MSFT (4 years). Awards – SQL Server MVP, Google Cloud Developer Expert, MongoDB Master. Lynn has done production work with SQL Server, MongoDB, AWS and Google databases and more. Lynn has over 150 BigData screencasts on her YouTube channel (SoCalDevGal). In addition to her work with Big Data, she is also the co-founder of a non-profit, ‘Teaching Kids Programming.’

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Friday
Mar 28, 2014
Portland Code School -- Meet and Greet
Portland Code School

Interested in being a web developer? Come and learn more about how Portland Code School can give you the skills you want with the support you need. Discover what our accelerated learning programs can do for you!

At this event, you can talk with the staff, meet current and past students, introduce yourself to other prospective students. We’ll socialize while we eat, drink, and otherwise be merry!

If you sign up for the Primer class at this event, you'll receive a $100 discount!

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Thursday
Apr 3, 2014
Portland Linux/Unix Group 20th Anniversary: Ask Linus
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building
Date: March 24th, 1994
Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.help
Subject: Linux Users Group!!!

There is a Linux users group forming in Portland Oregon, 
if you are interested, email me at: ... our first meeting 
date has not been set, but will be in April sometime.
Have Fun,
Sean

The Portland Linux/Unix Group is turning 20!

We are celebrating with a Q&A session with the person who inspired this group of Linux and Unix users to come together and meet monthly for two decades: Linus Torvalds

Seating is limited and you can RSVP at: http://plug.eventbrite.com

We cannot guarantee a place for everyone and priority will be given to those who RSVP. You can try to watch the live stream from the lobby.

Live stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live/ IRC: #pdxlinux on irc.geekshed.net

Many will head to the Lucky Lab NW at 1945 NW Quimby after the meeting. Rideshares available.

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Wednesday
Apr 9, 2014
Nerd Nite Vancouver #3 – I Dig Your Bones: Adventures in Forensic Anthropology
Kiggins Theatre

Nerd Nite is a monthly event that strives for an inebriated, salacious, yet deeply academic vibe. We aim to entertain, educate, elucidate, enlighten, and other things that start with “e.” Be there and be square.

Cost: $8.00* suggested cover at the door

Food and beer available in the theater.

This Nerd Nite will feature one talk:

A forensic anthropologist is on the front lines of speaking for those who can no longer speak for themselves. At this event, Dr. Veronica "Nici" Vance from the Oregon State Police Forensic Laboratory will talk about how skeletal remains are found, how bones are analyzed, and how victims can be identified. Discover how the differences and similarities in our bodies are reflected in our bones and tissues, and how they can tell a story of how someone lived…and died. Hear about new technologies being used to solve cold cases and identify missing persons throughout the nation, and what you can do to help.

Facebook Event Page

Meetup Event Page


*A note on the suggested cover: Nerd Nite is completely supported by money collected at the door. We are committed to offering education opportunities to adults who want to learn, so if $8 is a hardship for you, please come anyway and donate what you can.

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Tuesday
Apr 15, 2014
Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics: Heartbleed & apcupsd
Free Geek

Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics Meeting Announcement

Who: Ted Mittelstaedt

What: Heartbleed: It's cause, the solution, lessons learned plus apcupsd

Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland (Left Entrance)

When: Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 at 7pm

Why: The pursuit of technology freedom

The "Heartbleed" OpenSSL bug potentially impacts everyone who has used the Internet but was simple enough to explain in an XKCD cartoon.

http://xkcd.com/1354/

Ted Mittelstaedt will enlighten us about it and the issues surrounding it. Ted has also been experimenting with APC's new UPC interface and apcupsd. He will share his findings on this.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne after the meeting.

See you there!

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Saturday
Apr 19, 2014
Science Behind the Scenes: Oregon Zoo
Oregon Zoo

The zoo after hours is a lively place! Get a backstage tour of the Oregon Zoo in Portland on the evening of Saturday, April 19, 2014. This adults-only event will allow you to explore the exhibits, interact with animals, and get a peek at what happens at the zoo after dark.

When: Saturday, April 19, 2014 - Saturday at 4:45pm: Arrive at Gate E in the Oregon Zoo parking lot - Event ends at 10:00 pm

Cost: $40 - Register online

What you get: - Access to the Oregon Zoo after hours - Hospital behind-the-scenes tour - Animal kitchen tour - Predators of the Serengeti Exhibit Design tour - Big cats tour and/or elephant tour (there were just lions born so the big cats area may be off limits, but the baby elephant is old enough to have that area back on the schedule) - Bats activity - Contact experience with reptiles

General Info: - Adults only, ages 21 and over please. - EAT DINNER BEFORE YOU ARRIVE! There will be a small snack with hot cocoa partway through the evening, but there will be no dinner served. - There is no smoking or alcohol allowed anywhere on the Oregon Zoo property. - There is limited availability for this trip with a maximum of 75 people. - Transportation to or from the Oregon Zoo is not included.

Payment Information: Payment of $40 per person is due upon registration, first come, first served. Registration and payment can be made online through Constant Contact, or in person by cash, check, or credit card. Contact us for details.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 1:00pm on Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Cancelation/Refund information: - Participants who have to cancel are highly encouraged to find a replacement - The $40 per person payment is fully refundable if canceled at least 30 calendar days in advance - If canceled between 15-30 calendar days in advance, 50% of the payment will be refunded - If canceled 1-15 calendar days in advance, no payment will be refunded - No amount will be refunded on account of weather and/or circumstances outside of the organizer's control

To Bring: - Warm and/or waterproof clothes for walking around outside at night

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Thursday
May 1, 2014
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Federated Wiki
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Who: Ward Cunningham

What: Federated Wiki

Where: PSU, 1930 SW 4th Ave. Room FAB 86-01 (Lower Level)

When: Thursday, May 1st, 2014 at 7pm

Why: The pursuit of technology freedom

Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live/

UNIX introduced the notion of software tools, small programs assembled together as pipelines. Almost as innovative what its notion of a workbench, a place where work in progress could be shared by passing references, file paths, among collaborators.

I draw huge inspiration from these contributions, both of which happened within my professional lifetime. In this talk I will describe analogous structures in Federated Wiki, a project that hopes to host the doing of things as well as the talk about doing things.

Ward Cunningham has worked for and consulted to daring startups and huge corporations. He has served as CTO, Director, Fellow, Principle Engineer and Inventor. He is best known for creating wiki. He leads an open-source project rebuilding wiki to solve more complex sharing situations addressing some of societies toughest problems. Ward founded movements in object-oriented, agile software, extreme programming and pattern languages. Ward lives in Portland, Oregon and works for New Relic, Inc.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab NW after the meeting.

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Tuesday
May 6, 2014
Nerd Nite Portland #15 – I Will Revive: Using Naloxone to Reverse Overdoses
Mission Theater

Nerd Nite is a monthly event that strives for an inebriated, salacious, yet soundly academic vibe. We aim to entertain, educate, elucidate, enlighten, and other things that start with “e.” Be there and be square.

When: Tuesday, May 6, 2014, doors at 6:00pm, event at 7:00pm

Cost: $8.00* suggested cover at the door

This Nerd Nite will feature several speakers on one topic.

Oregon has one of the highest rates in the country for illicit use of prescription opiates. Overdose deaths rose 400 percent from 2000 to 2011. But since last July, naloxone – a drug long used by emergency medical personnel to reverse an opiate overdose – has been made available to trained lay people and more than 600 people have been trained in how to use the drug. Meet the men and women from the Multnomah County Health Department and Outside In as they discuss what naloxone is, what it does, and how it has already saved more than 200 lives.

Facebook Event Page

Meetup Event Page


*A note on the suggested cover: Nerd Nite is completely supported by money collected at the door. We are committed to offering education opportunities to adults who want to learn, so if $8 is a hardship for you, please come anyway and donate what you can.

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

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

Be at the door by 5:30pm.

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

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

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

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

Happy Coding!

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Tuesday
May 20, 2014
Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics: Hands-on Internet of Things
Free Geek

Who: Sean Mathews

What: Hands-on Internet of Things

Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland (Left Entrance)

When: Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 at 7pm

Why: The pursuit of technology freedom

Sean Mathews will present Hands-on Internet of Things: Building the next “Internet Of Things” device using a Raspberry Pi or Beagle Bone Black and simple electronics.

Sean will take us though how to prototype and build a Raspberry Pi GPIO board for as lows as $6 per board and under a month.

Learn about the Raspberry Pi GPIO header and how you can use it to talk to your card.

Sean has built assembly line automation solutions for over 20 years

Sean Mathews has over 30 years of computer hardware, software and database design and development. Sean started writing assembly language and Basic on TRS-80 and Pet computers in the late 70's at the age of 9. At 16 he started his first company writing software written in C to help developers keep track of revision history of C source code for MODCOMP computers in the mid 80's. Currently he designs embedded and cloud based solutions at NuTech Software Solutions which he founded in 1996 and sells a line of embedded alarm devices for consumers that are sold worldwide.

Many attendees will break for a social hour after the Third Tuesday meeting at the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne after the meeting

See you there!

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Tuesday
Jun 3, 2014
Portland Code School -- Meet and Greet
Portland Code School

Interested in being a web developer, or expanding your existing knowledge? Come and learn more about how Portland Code School can give you the skills you want with the support you need. Discover what our accelerated learning programs can do for you!

We're launching a whole new category of class for existing developers looking to add new tools to their toolset! We'll be starting with Data Visualization and Mobile Development for iOS and Phonegap. In honor of our new classes, we'll also be raffling off a discount code for our intermediate classes worth $500!

At this event, you can talk with the staff, meet current and past students, introduce yourself to other prospective students. We’ll socialize while we eat, drink, and otherwise be merry!

Not quite ready for an intermediate level class? Sign up for our Web Development Primer. If you sign up for the Primer class at this event, you'll receive a $100 discount!

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Thursday
Jun 5, 2014
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Security and OpenSSH
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Who: Steve Dum

What: Security and OpenSSH

Where: PSU, 1930 SW 4th Ave. Room FAB 86-01 (Lower Level)

When: Thursday, June 5th, 2014 at 7pm

Why: The pursuit of technology freedom

Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live/

We will look at the security provided by OpenSSH and how the environment it is used in affects it's security. When can SSH security improve network security and when can't it.

This presentation assumes you have a basic understanding of SSH and how it is setup. Those topics will be reviewed very rapidly as we dig deeper into the security aspects of SSH. The discussion concentrates on SSH authentication using asymetric or public key encryption.

SSH is widely used to provide convenient and secure access to multiple machines on a local network, and to tunnel into remote networks to access machines on those networks that aren't directly visible to your local machine. We will analyze various use scenario's of SSH in these two usage scenario's and also the advantages and disadvantages of using an agent to facilitate SSH connections. For each of these scenario's, we will discuss the privacy aspects of one's passphrase and private keys, how secure the transmitted data is, and the ability of others to 'borrow' your credentials.

You should walk away from this presentation with a better understanding of what actions you need to take to maximize your privacy, while reaping the benefits of using SSH.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab NW at 1945 NW Quimby after the meeting.

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Tuesday
Jun 17, 2014
Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics: Git 2.0
Free Geek

Who: Alan Olsen

What: Git 2.0

Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland (Left Entrance)

When: Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 at 7pm

Why: The pursuit of technology freedom

On May 28th, version 2.0 of the Git version control software was released. This talk will be on the changes and new features that come along with the 2.0 release, as well as the changes the steps to build and install the software.

Alan Olsen started using Linux in 1994 with the Yggdrasil distribution. He has been involved with PLUG for far to long and ran Advanced Topics for 8 years. He has been programming since 1972 and working in the computer industry since 1984. He is old. He has built a log of software, hacked a lot of kernels, written too many scripts and is still finding more to learn and do in the Linux environment.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne after the meeting.

See you there!

Website
Thursday
Jul 3, 2014
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Lowest Common Denomiator Coding with vi and sh
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Who: Michael Dexter

What: Lowest Common Denominator Coding with vi and sh

Where: PSU, 1930 SW 4th Ave. Room FAB 86-01 (Lower Level)

When: Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 at 7pm

Why: The pursuit of technology freedom

Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live/

There are countless available text editors, programming languages and Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) but few are guaranteed to be present on any given system. On POSIX Unix systems, the vi(1) text editor and sh(1) shell are required by the POSIX (opengroup.org) standard and might be the only development tools at your disposal. While some developers may consider these tools equivalent to a doughnut spare tire that should not be used over 50MPH, others embrace them and have used them for decades. Some would also argue that you should learn the rules before you break them in order to appreciate higher-level languages.

This talk will be a crash course in vi(1) and sh(1) with examples from a 2500 line virtualization management project that uses a number of scripting techniques.

Michael provides independent Unix support and organizes PLUG.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab NW after the meeting.

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Tuesday
Jul 15, 2014
Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics: GO TO OSCON
Free Geek

We will not be having a meeting tonight but you are welcome to meet at the Lucky Lab.

See you at OSCON!

PLUG: Portland's monthly, three-track tech conference!

First Thursday: General Meeting at PSU

Third Tuesday: Advanced Topics at Free Geek

Third Sunday: Hands-on Clinic at Free Geek

PLUG will celebrate 20 years of delivering conference-quality Linux, Unix and technology speakers this year! Most speakers are announced about two weeks in advance but some are last minute. Watch Calagator and the PLUG mailing lists for the latest news.

Many attendees will break for a social hour after the Third Tuesday meeting at the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne after the meeting

See you there!

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

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

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Thursday
Aug 7, 2014
Portland Linux/Unix Group: An Open Hardware Case Study: The AK-47
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Who: Beth 'pidge' Flanagan

What: Open Sourcing the Modern Battle Rifle: Legal and technical implications in home building the semi-automatic AK-47

Where: PSU, 1930 SW 4th Ave. Room FAB 86-01 (Lower Level)

When: Thursday, August 7th, 2014 at 7pm

Why: The pursuit of technology freedom

Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live/

A look at the technical and legal issues surrounding home construction of firearms, focusing on semi-automatic AK-47 style rifles.

Home gun building brings interesting legal and technical challenges needed to keep someone both safe and on the right side of the law. This requires an individual to be both an amateur metalsmith as well as knowing the ins and outs of firearms and international patent law. This talk will discuss the building of the semi-automatic AK47 rifle from a technical perspective, from demilling parts kits to the construction of a fully functional semi-automatic weapon.

We will also discuss the origins of the AK design, the history of it’s variants and its current patent status as a public domain firearm design, delving into Soviet and Russian Federation patent law as well as US firearms law.

Bio:

Beth 'pidge' Flanagan is an embedded linux geek who works at Intel's Open Source Technology Center on the Yocto Project.

Beth also gave a keynote at OSCON 2014, "Yes, Your Refrigerator Is Trying To Kill You..."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vd8dXzAL-W8

Many will head to the Lucky Lab NW at 1945 NW Quimby after the meeting.

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Tuesday
Aug 19, 2014
Start your path to Linux certification for free at Free Geek
Free Geek

Starting in early August the Linux Foundation, with edX, is going to offer a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), called Introduction to Linux, to help people explore the various tools and techniques commonly used by Linux programmers, system administrators and end users to achieve their day-to-day work in a Linux environment. Interested parties are welcome to sign up for free at: http://is.gd/linuxmooc

Upon completion of this training you should have a good working knowledge of Linux, from both a graphical and command line perspective, allowing you to easily navigate through any of the major Linux distributions. You will be able to continue your progress as either a user, system administrator or developer using the acquired skill set.

This is a self-paced class and students are welcome to sign up for for free and take it on their own. Free Geek wants to be successful and we've pulled together an amazing collection of volunteer instructors who will help you complete the course. Students are able to take advantage of two support programs starting in August and running through mid-October.

Structured Intro to Linux classes Tuesdays 8/19 to 10/14 5:30-8:30pm

Work alongside other students and volunteer instructors to complete two learning modules a week. Students must sign up for the online course and may want to accomplish some homework in between classes (although this will likely not be required). You are welcome and encouraged to bring your own laptop if you have one. Sign up in advance at the Free Geek front desk or by giving us call 503-232-9350.

Intro to Linux drop-in support Sundays 8/24 to 10/19 1:00-5:00pm

For students who would like to work at their own pace, or those who would like to supplement the structured Intro to Linux course, you can drop in anytime from 1-5 on Sundays to ask questions, complete assignments with assistance, or talk about more advanced topics. Volunteer instructors will be on-hand to answer all your questions.

Free certification of completion While some students may choose to get official certification from edX and the Linux Foundation, we understand that many students choose not to pay the required $250 fee. Free Geek will provide an opportunity to get unofficial certification of course completion to those students who would like to use this as a way to prove they completed this class successfully. Students must take the final test under supervision and adhere to the same ethical standards as a paid participant.

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PLUG Advanced Topics: Software-Defined Radio Hack Session
Free Geek

Who: Jared Boone, Kenny McElroy and you
What: Software-Defined Radio Hack Session
Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland (Left Entrance)
When: Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live
IRC: irc.geekshed.net #pdxlinux

Software-Defined Radio Hack Session

Want to get into software-defined radio hacking but don't know where to start? Bring your laptop and an RTL-SDR dongle, HackRF, BladeRF, USRP, or other SDR hardware to this hack session and get expert help.

Jared Boone and Kenny McElroy will be on hand to help install and configure software and explain concepts. Do try to install GNU Radio on your computer before you come, since it can be a long, slow process. If you get into trouble, we will do their best to get you unstuck. For those who come with GNU Radio already functional, we will advise you on things to experiment with. If you do not already own a software-defined radio, purchasing an RTL-SDR dongle from HackerWarehouse.com or NooElec.com is recommended. They are quite inexpensive ($15 to $20) but very functional and a great way to get started in software-defined radio.

Bring some radio-based toys to hack on! If you can't make this meeting, be sure to watch Calagator, where Jared and Kenny will be starting an SDR meetup in the next few weeks.

Jared Boone has an ongoing obsession with software-defined radio. He helped with the design and coding of the HackRF SDR and has done some privacy-related work, particularly around automotive tire pressure monitors. He is a frequent user of GNU Radio, baudline, and radio signal processing techniques.

Kenny McElroy is a computer security researcher, focused on improving understanding and visualization of how the ones and zeros of computer security move around in the real world.

Organizer's Notes: Ham Radio Outlet in Tigard has a number of good magazines including the July/August QEX which features an article on GNU Radio. You may also want to read:
http://www.csun.edu/~skatz/katzpage/sdr_project/sdr/grc_tutorial1.pdf
I can also help you set up FreeBSD-current with GNU Radio.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne after the meeting.

Many attendees will break for a social hour after the Third Tuesday meeting at the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne after the meeting

See you there!

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Monday
Aug 25, 2014
MobilePortland: Back-to-School: 17 things to know about mobile in education
Urban Airship Inc

Tonight's "back-to-school" presentation will feature two speakers to share facts and opinions on what works (or not) for mobile devices in education.

To start us off, Thor Prichard will share slides about device adoption data, implementation trends and use case examples before sharing advice about what to do (and not do) when building an app for schools.

Following him will be Sean Williams, who will walk through how different devices are used at different grade levels, why Google ChromeBooks have become so popular in education, explain the constraints in education (power, wifi coverage, bandwidth, student data privacy) and give a wishlist of what educators wish app developers would build for education.

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Thursday
Sep 4, 2014
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Private Encrypted Communications: The Blackphone
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Who: Louis Kowolowski
What: Private Encrypted Communications: The Blackphone
Where: PSU, 1930 SW 4th Ave. Room FAB 86-01 (Lower Level)
When: Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live/

This talk is an overview of private encrypted communications, focusing on software from Silent Circle, LLC and hardware from SGP, the makers of Blackphone. If the network cooperates, there will be demos of both the voice and text services.

Louis Kowolowski is a 16 year veteran in the fields of UNIX, networking, and security. He is the Technical Operations Manager of Silent Circle, a communications company headquartered Geneva, CH, providing simple yet secure encrypted voice, video, text and file transfer. He has a passion for automation and scalable internet architectures and when not working, enjoys amateur photography and traveling with his wife.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab NW at 1945 NW Quimby after the meeting.

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Tuesday
Sep 16, 2014
Portland Linux/Unix Group AT: CANCELLED
Free Geek

Meeting cancelled for want of a key holder.

See you in October!

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Tuesday
Sep 23, 2014
NW Education Cluster & PDX EdTech Meetup
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Join us for the first meeting of the school year as the Northwest Education Cluster meets for a networking event held in conjunction with the Portland EdTech Meetup group for informal discussions on topics of common interests in education. Featured this month are presentations from Switchboard and Cel.ly, recent ventures that got their start here in Portland.

Clarity Innovations is sponsoring this event because we believe in fostering relationships and synergies within the education and training industries to make it a driving force of the Northwest economy. Enjoy free pizza and beer as you network and mingle with peers to celebrate the Back-to-School season!

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Thursday
Oct 2, 2014
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Diversity in Open Source: What We Can Do
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Who: Jennifer Davidson
What: Diversity in Open Source: What We Can Do
Where: PSU, 1930 SW 4th Ave. Room FAB 86-01 (Lower Level)
When: Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live/

If you're involved in tech and/or open source, you know the community suffers from a lack of diversity. The big question is: Why? Even more powerful is: What can each of us do to build a community that is welcoming of contributors from all backgrounds? Jennifer Davidson will shed light on these issues and discuss what ChickTech is doing locally in Portland. Expect actionable steps we can take as a community to increase diversity in tech.

Jennifer Davidson is a User Experience Researcher and Designer at Intel. She received a PhD in Computer Science with an emphasis in Human-Computer Interaction from Oregon State University in June 2014. She is the Interim Board President for ChickTech (http://chicktech.org). Her passions include studying open source communities, designing software that works for humans, and doing outreach to build women in tech communities. Jennifer has given talks at OSCON, Open Source Bridge, Open Source Systems, Code n' Splode, and many academic conferences.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab NW at 1945 NW Quimby after the meeting.

Rideshares Available

See you there!

Michael Dexter
PLUG Volunteer

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Thursday
Oct 9, 2014
Code Fellows Portland Expansion Info Session
The Addo Building

Come meet staff, ask questions, and find out more about our classes, curriculum, and dreams for Code Fellows Portland.

RSVP today and join us on October 9th.

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Tuesday
Oct 21, 2014
Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics: Living Desktop Environment-Free
Free Geek

Who: Leander Harding
What: Living Desktop Environment-Free
Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland (Left Entrance)
When: Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live/

KDE, Unity, even XFCE, are massive, complex software environments that achieve simplicity of user experience through rigid adherence to a given paradigm - and once you can write a shell script, they do remarkably little for you. We'll discuss philosophy, tools, and practical advice for simpler, more reliable, and more powerful computing without a desktop environment, surveying everything from non-annoying network profile handling to the wide world of mouse-free window management and everything in between.

Leander Harding is a developer at Cloud Four and a longtime Linux user. He's been running desktop environment-free since 2007.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab at 915 SE Hawthorne Blvd. after the meeting.

Rideshares Available

PLUG is open to everyone and does not tolerate abusive behavior on its mailing lists or at its meetings.

See you there!

Michael Dexter
PLUG Volunteer

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Thursday
Nov 6, 2014
Portland Linux/Unix Group
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Portland Linux/Unix Group General Meeting Announcement

Who: Jesse Bufton
What: ownCloud
Where: PSU, 1930 SW 4th Ave. Room FAB 86-01 (Lower Level)
When: Thursday, November 6th, 2014 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live/

Web-based file hosting, synchronization, and collaborative editing services have made sharing files easier than ever. While these features aren't new, the web 2.0 cloud context they are being offered through has brought them to the reach of the average user with low barriers to use. These freemium services often come at a hidden price of control, privacy, and usually security. This presentation will give an overview of what ownCloud is, why one might use it, what technologies it employs, the services & features it offers, how to set it up, and discuss the use case the presenter has deployed.

Jesse Bufton is an independent web designer/developer and sometimes graphic designer. Jesse began his journey to *nix operating systems in 2000. In his most zen of moments, Jesse forages wild plants, hunts mushrooms, and ferments both food and beverage with friends--all accounted for on the blog Fermentemptations.com

Many will head to the Lucky Lab at 1945 NW Quimby St. after the meeting.

Rideshares Available

PLUG Page with information about all PLUG events: http://pdxlinux.org/ Follow PLUG on Twitter: http://twitter.com/pdxlinux

PLUG is open to everyone and does not tolerate abusive behavior on its mailing lists or at its meetings.

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Tuesday
Nov 18, 2014
CANCELLED: Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics
Free Geek

No Advanced Topics meeting this month. Feel free to meet at the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne.

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Thursday
Dec 4, 2014
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Conference Warrior

Who: Michael Dexter and YOU
What: Conference Warrior
Where: PSU, 1930 SW 4th Ave. Room FAB 86-01 (Lower Level)
When: Thursday, December 4th, 2014 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live/

I do not think of myself as a big conference goer though I have been to various instantiations of PLUG, OpenSourceBridge, OSCON, CLS, Monitorama, DjangoCon, LinuxCon, Linuxfest Northwest, SCALE, MySQL, FOSDEM, LinuxTag, CeBIT, Systems.de, BSDCan, EuroBSDcon, AsiaBSDCon, OpenCON, bhyveCon, Slackathon, Supercomputing, MeetBSD, NYCBSDCon, InfoBALT, various Latvian events, that IT expo that used to come through Portland and a few I am completely spacing. I have also spoken or exhibited at some of these plus organized a few of the tiny ones.

At the public prompting of Brian P. Martin, I will discuss why on Earth someone would do such a thing over and over. Including:

How to and why attend

How to and why speak

How to and why exhibit

How to and why organize events

How to put on the best event possible on really short notice

Many will head to the Lucky Lab at 1945 NW Quimby St. after the meeting.

Rideshares Available

PLUG Page with information about all PLUG events: http://pdxlinux.org/ Follow PLUG on Twitter: http://twitter.com/pdxlinux

PLUG is open to everyone and does not tolerate abusive behavior on its mailing lists or at its meetings.

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Tuesday
Dec 16, 2014
PLUG Advanced Topics: CFPs from Announcement to Reimbursements
Free Geek

Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics Meeting Announcement

Who: Michael What's His Name
What: CFPs from Announcement to Reimbursements
Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland (Left Entrance)
When: Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live/

CFPs or Calls for Papers/Participation are something you generally are oblivious to or schedule your whole year around. A CFP is what conference organizers use to formally announce their desire for speakers at an upcoming event. They often set guidelines and requirements for the talk and the organizers of successful conferences can find themselves rejecting hundreds of proposals. Michael will analyze a number of prominent open source community CFPs and will step through every stage of a CFP that requires an extended abstract, paper and presentation. Attendees will hear repeatedly how astonishingly easy some CFPs (like PLUG's) are to respond to and in will fact have their proposals ready by the end of the talk.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab at 915 SE Hawthorne Blvd. after the meeting.

Rideshares Available

PLUG Page with information about all PLUG events: http://pdxlinux.org/ Follow PLUG on Twitter: http://twitter.com/pdxlinux

PLUG is open to everyone and does not tolerate abusive behavior on its mailing lists or at its meetings.

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Wednesday
Dec 17, 2014
Finding Your Niche - Workshop
Hatch

Do you really know your niche? It can be hard to figure out exactly who your real clients and customers are. It can be even harder to market to them. Knowing your niche doesn't have to be so hard! Learn how to really find out who your clients are, and how to teach to the right audience. This workshop is geared for business owners, nonprofit educators, marketers, and freelancers who want to use workshops, demo's, and other educational programming to help build growth and capacity.

What you'll get:

a clear understanding of who your audience is.

a clear roadmap for teaching experiences that engage your audience

a toolkit for designing experiences specifically for your audience

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Tuesday
Jan 20, 2015
Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics: Informal Meeting
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

For want of a response to the CFP, the PLUG meeting will be an informal meeting at the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne for those who need to get out of the house.

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Wednesday
Jan 21, 2015
Not Public Speaking: Facilitation 101
Hatch

Pitches. Workshops. Conferences. The dreaded "professional development" credits. Pretty much every time someone tries to teach us something, it's boring. That's because they're just talking.

Learn how to stop talking and start actually teaching. The next workshop in this series on education design is all about learning the tools of the trade for facilitation, workshops, demo's, pitches, and every other learning experience you can think of. Learn how to own what you say and bring people into your product or service experience as customers!

Jan. 21, 3-5pm @ Hatch on NE 24th and Sandy

Free for Hatch members, $5-10 sliding scale for nonmembers

RSVP here: (http://www.hatchthefuture.org/calendar/workshop-not-public-speaking-facilitating-101-5/)

Some basics: Even if you’ve never taught before, don’t like public speaking, or hate to get up and talk, this workshop can help you reach your facilitation goals. Learn how a few simple tools can help you use educational workshops, demo’s, or other learning experiences to build your brand, business, and audience.

You'll leave with a lot more than you came with, trust me. See you soon!

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Saturday
Jan 31, 2015
Unix & Git for Everyone Workshop
Code Fellows

Git is everywhere. Creative or engineering, you have directly encountered or will encounter Git in the workplace. Regardless of work style or team size, it is the tool that everyone should be using.

Unix is the basis for everything from personal computers and cellphones to super computers and web servers. Understanding the principles of how Unix works is essential to being an effective developer.

In this one-day workshop, you will be introduced to Git and Unix and get up to speed on concepts and workflows in no time. You will discover how working in the command line isn't all that scary, understand how to move between projects with just a few key strokes, and gain confidence with the steps involved for a common Git branching strategy. In addition, you will learn the brief history of Unix and some of the underlying philosophy of the Unix and Unix-like operating systems.

Cloning isn't just for sheep and galactic empires. Together we will all create and share GitHub repositories using the Unix command line.

Space is limited. Sign up now to reserve your seat.

General Public: $250 Incoming Foundations II, Bootcamp, and Development Accelerator Students: $50

Questions? Contact us at [email protected]

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Thursday
Feb 5, 2015
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Escaping GMail
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Who: Louis Kowolowski
What: Escaping GMail
Where: PSU, 1930 SW 4th Ave. Room FAB 86-01 (Lower Level)
When: Thursday, February 5th, 2015 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live/

If you’ve wanted to run your own mail server, but held back because it sounded complicated, fear no more. In mere days you too can have a GMail-like experience. Using common household tools such as Postfix, Dovecot, and MySQL, you can have a pointy clicky UI for your mail administration and webmail needs.

I’ll be showing a demo that utilizes Postfix, Dovecot, PostfixAdmin, Sieve, MySQL, and RoundCube. Account manipulation (creating domains and users) through a webby, webmail, and server side mail filters. All of this is done on FreeBSD but can also be done on others such as Linux, Solaris, or even Irix (if you love pain).

Many will head to the Lucky Lab at 1945 NW Quimby St. after the meeting.

Rideshares Available

PLUG Page with information about all PLUG events: http://pdxlinux.org/ Follow PLUG on Twitter: http://twitter.com/pdxlinux

PLUG is open to everyone and does not tolerate abusive behavior on its mailing lists or at its meetings.

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Monday
Feb 9, 2015
FutureTalk with Liz Abinante and Janice Levenhagen
New Relic

Diversity and Education in Tech

› Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

Programming, Education, and the American Dream

The learn to code movement has popularized the idea that coding is a skill everyone can learn. It's the American dream: learn the desirable skill and you'll succeed financially. Liz will discuss the history of the American Dream, how new programming education endeavors have repackaged it, and how the lack of awareness and analysis of this privileged rhetoric is damaging our culture and workforce.

Liz Abinante is an engineer living in Portland working for New Relic. Previously, she has served as co-leader for the Chicago chapter of Girl Develop It, where she taught and organized programming classes for women and minorities. She is infectiously enthusiastic about web development, teaching, learning, and feminism. She enjoys knitting, writing knitting programs and patterns, and hacking away on interesting problems. Her greatest dream in life is to spend her entire day surrounded by puppies while coding.

Women in Today's Tech

At ChickTech, we're often asked exactly why women are so underrepresented in technology. This is a hard question to answer, because it rarely is just one thing. It's a complex mix that we often call "death by a thousand cuts". Janice will guide us through the stats on technical women in various national and local tech companies and then take a dive into anecdotes that help to illustrate some of the reasons why women leave technology at twice the rate of men.

Janice Levenhagen is the Executive Director of ChickTech. She has a BS in Computer Engineering from Oregon State University and an MBA from Willamette University. She believes strongly that the diversity and strengths that women can bring will push high tech to even more impressive heights. Her inspiration for creating ChickTech came from her own experiences in computer engineering and the realization that the percentage of women in engineering isn’t going to get higher by itself.

› Doors will open at 5:30 for a 30-minute networking happy hour! The food, beer and drinks are provided by Bellagios and New Relic.

› The presentation will begin right at 6p.

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

› 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.

Thursday
Feb 12, 2015
Code Fellows Portland Info Session
Code Fellows

Join us for a beer and check out our new campus! Come meet Code Fellows instructor Adron Hall and other staff members at this monthly info session. Find out which class is right for you and learn what it takes to become a software developer.

Jot down your questions and RSVP today!

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Tuesday
Feb 17, 2015
Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics: Informal Meeting
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

For want of a response to the CFP, the PLUG meeting will be an informal meeting at the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne for those who need to get out of the house.

Enjoy!

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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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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 5, 2015
Portland Linux/Unix Group: The Future of Copyleft
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Who: Bradley M. Kuhn
What: Considering the Future of Copyleft: How Will The Next Generation Perceive GPL?
Where: PSU, 1930 SW 4th Ave. Room FAB 86-01 (Lower Level)
When: Thursday, March 5th, 2015 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live/

Copyleft licenses, particularly the GPL and LGPL, are widely used throughout the Free Software community. However, recent for-profit corporate interest in Free Software development has led to a renewed preference toward non-copyleft licensing by for-profit entities. Meanwhile, many for-profit entities that do use copyleft for their own software now do so in a manner that most copyleft aficionados find, at best, distasteful and at worst, abusive.

A long-standing truce exists in our community between fans of non-copyleft licensing and copyleft. No one in the copyleft communities disputes that non-copylefted Free Software is an important part of our community. However, copyleft faces new challenges that make past debates about the appropriateness of copyleft seem quite minor by comparison.

This talk will discuss all aspects of the complicated situation facing copyleft, including younger developers apparent preference for non-copyleft licensing (as expressed, in part, in the "post-open source" debates), the widespread and common failures for companies to comply with GPL's relatively easy requirements, and how licensing choices are today, unlike in the past, rarely in the hands of individual developers, but instead their corporate employers.

Bradley M. Kuhn is the President and Distinguished Technologist at Software Freedom Conservancy (sfconservancy.org) and on the Board of Directors of the Free Software Foundation (FSF). Kuhn began his work in the software freedom movement as a volunteer in 1992, when he became an early adopter of the GNU/Linux operating system, and began contributing to various FLOSS projects. He worked during the 1990s as a system administrator and software developer for various companies, and taught AP Computer Science at Walnut Hills High School in Cincinnati. Kuhn's non-profit career began in 2000, when he was hired by the FSF. As FSF's Executive Director from 2001–2005, Kuhn led FSF's GPL enforcement, launched its Associate Member program, and invented the Affero GPL. From 2005-2010, Kuhn worked as the Policy Analyst and Technology Director of the Software Freedom Law Center. Kuhn was the primary volunteer for Conservancy from 2006–2010, and has been a full-time staffer since early 2011. Kuhn holds a summa cum laude B.S. in Computer Science from Loyola University in Maryland, and an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Cincinnati. Kuhn's Master's thesis discussed methods for dynamic interoperability of FLOSS programming languages. Kuhn received the O'Reilly Open Source Award in 2012, in recognition for his lifelong policy work on copyleft licensing.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab at 1945 NW Quimby St. after the meeting.

Rideshares Available

PLUG is open to everyone and does not tolerate abusive behavior on its mailing lists or at its meetings.

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Tuesday
Mar 17, 2015
Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics
Free Geek

The March Advanced Topics will be an informal meeting at:

Lucky Labrador Brew Pub 915 SE Hawthorne Boulevard

Enjoy!

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Wednesday
Mar 18, 2015
Learn to Evaluate (and Improve) Your Workshop
Hatch

Successfully learning from our experiences (both good and bad) is tricky businesses. Evaluating and learning from our own talks, demo’s, and workshops can be a piece of cake, and this workshop will show you how! Learn tools of the trade for assessing any learning experience for depth of learning, audience engagement, and more. You’ll leave with another tool in your toolkit for learning design!

You will... ...Learn how to evaluate on the fly during a presentation or workshop ...Learn how to create surveys and questions that accurately assess your workshop ...Learn how to incorporate feedback into your work for next time

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Thursday
Apr 2, 2015
Portland Linux/Unix Group: MP4 Metadata Editing
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Portland Linux/Unix Group General Meeting Announcement

Who: Latham Loop
What: MP4 Metadata Editing
Where: PSU, 1930 SW 4th Ave. Room FAB 86-01 (Lower Level)
When: Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live/

Latham Loop will present an overview of adding and editing text based subtitles and metadata to the popular MP4 video file format. This can be beneficial to those desiring an alternate language translation when watching video, and to the hearing impaired. Open source tools Subler, Subtitle Edit, FFMPEG, Plex for Mac, Windows and Linux, will be discussed.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab at 1945 NW Quimby St. after the meeting.

Rideshares Available

PLUG Page with information about all PLUG events: http://pdxlinux.org/ Follow PLUG on Twitter: http://twitter.com/pdxlinux

PLUG is open to everyone and does not tolerate abusive behavior on its mailing lists or at its meetings.

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Thursday
Apr 16, 2015
Science on Tap - Genomic Controversies
Kiggins Theatre

Please note new date. Location and time remain the same.

Junk In the Trunk: Recent Controversies in Genomics

Date: Thursday, April 16, 2015

Time: Doors at 6 p.m. event at 7 p.m.

Location: Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street, Vancouver, Wash.

Cost: $8 online advance tickets, $10* suggested cover at the door. This is an all-ages event.

Food & Drink: Beer, wine, pizza slices, popcorn and snacks available.

Event Description:

You may have heard that less than 2% of the human genome is comprised of protein-coding DNA. So what is the 98% composed of, where does it come from, and what does it do? Sarah Schaack, PhD, assistant professor of biology at Reed College will take you on a guided tour through the genomic landscape of some fully sequenced plants and animals, including humans. Her talk will explore the recent heated debate among biologists surrounding "junk DNA", its utility (or lack thereof), and why bigger isn't necessarily better, at least when it comes to genome size.


Science on Tap is a science lecture series where you can sit back, enjoy a pint, and laugh while you learn. Listen to experts talk about the science in your neighborhood and around the world. You don’t have to be a science geek to have fun—all you need is a thirst for knowledge!


Science on Tap at the Kiggins is produced in partnership with Washington State University Vancouver.


*A note on the suggested cover at the door: Science on Tap is supported, in part, by money collected at the door. We are committed to offering educational opportunities to adults who want to learn, so if $10 is a hardship for you, please come anyway and donate what you can.

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Tuesday
Apr 21, 2015
Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics: FreeBSD Virtualization Options
Free Geek

Who: Michael Dexter
What: FreeBSD Virtualization Options
Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland (Left Entrance)
When: Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom

Learn about the latest developments in FreeBSD virtualization including EC2 and Hyper-V guest support, Xen Dom0 and DomU support and bhyve, the native FreeBSD Hypervisor.

Learn about the latest developments in FreeBSD virtualization including EC2 and Hyper-V guest support, Xen Dom0 and DomU support and bhyve, the native FreeBSD Hypervisor.

FreeBSD invented the modern Unix container with jail(8) in the year 2000 and today operates as an EC2 and Hyper-V guest, Xen Dom0 and DomU and now includes bhyve, the native FreeBSD Hypervisor. Michael wrote his first jail(8) management system in 2005 and has since operated NetBSD/Xen in production and was the first community user of bhyve, the FreeBSD hypervisor introduced with FreeBSD 10.0. bhyve is a modern, emulation-free hypervisor that relies on the Extended Page Table feature found in modern Intel and AMD CPUs. bhyve provides bare-metal performance for Unix virtual machines and an in some cases will in fact provide better than bare-metal performance.

FreeBSD Xen Dom0 support has been many years in the making but is beginning to see the light of day. Michael is working with Xen developer Roger Pau Monné and aims to have a real-world report on the status of this unique effort.

Combined, these technologies are establishing FreeBSD as an emerging first class virtualization platform with an increasing adoption by "cloud" service providers.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab at 915 SE Hawthorne Blvd. after the meeting.

Rideshares Available

PLUG Page with information about all PLUG events: http://pdxlinux.org/ Follow PLUG on Twitter: http://twitter.com/pdxlinux

PLUG is open to everyone and does not tolerate abusive behavior on its mailing lists or at its meetings.

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Thursday
May 7, 2015
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Block Storage Device Life Cycles
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Portland Linux/Unix Group: Block Storage Device Life Cycles

Who: Michael Dexter
What: Block Storage Device Life Cycles
Where: PSU, 1930 SW 4th Ave. Room FAB 86-01 (Lower Level)
When: Thursday, May 7th, 2015 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live if lucky

Block storage has joined electricity as one of the fundamental technologies on which we are completely and irrevocably dependent. The two technologies are in fact becoming inextricable now that computers control virtually every electrical system from the distribution grids on up, and computers themselves are completely dependent on electricity to operate. Both technologies have undergone countless innovations yet still operate largely on their original basic principles. While high in capacity, fast and affordable, the modern hardware block storage device or “hard disk” operates on the same principles as the original 1956 IBM 350 disk storage unit and most solid-state alternatives emulate hard disks. Beginning with the Berkeley Fast File System, the BSD family of operating systems has played a key role in the evolution of general purpose block storage and continues this innovation with technologies like virtual block storage devices, GEOM, UFS2, ZFS, GELI, HAST, GEOM Journaling, FUSE, tmpfs and the NAND Flash framework. This paper will survey the available block device options in the FreeBSD operating system and explore their practical uses in modern storage architectures.

FreeBSD is unique in that it provides the reference platform for the Unix File System and is now a tier one Zettabyte File System or ZFS platform. The 10.0 release of FreeBSD is particularly unique in that it includes in-kernel iSCSI network block device sharing, the NAND Flash framework, a FUSE implementation and the bhyve hypervisor which can leverage and help test most FreeBSD storage technologies. The FreeBSD ports collection also includes support for guest file systems such as ext2 and NTFS, which provide new opportunities to "round trip" virtual and physical machines using bhyve and tools such as the iBFT iSCSI boot framework.

Finally, while an unprecedented block storage toolkit can enable extensive experimentation, there are pragmatic issues surrounding production storage architectures. This paper will touch on real world block storage solutions built with FreeBSD and its derivatives. These derivatives include the FreeNAS storage appliance, which provides networked block and file storage to a myriad of Unix and non-Unix clients. Pragmatic issues surrounding verifiable data integrity include: understanding and embracing ZFS behavior and limits, observing disk and partition health in addition to data integrity, understanding the implications of file naming, maintaining backups and restoring desired data in a timely manner.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab at 1945 NW Quimby St. after the meeting.

Rideshares Available

PLUG Page with information about all PLUG events: http://pdxlinux.org/ Follow PLUG on Twitter: http://twitter.com/pdxlinux

PLUG is open to everyone and does not tolerate abusive behavior on its mailing lists or at its meetings.

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Tuesday
May 12, 2015
PDXedTech Meetup: Student Security and Privacy by Bill Fitzgerald
eBay Community Lounge

Whether you're a teacher, software developer, or sales soldier ignorance about privacy and security just won't fly anymore. Trusting software engineers to know everything about security can put your students and business at risk. With the NSA leaks inundating the media, everyone is asking: How safe is my data?

Join us at eBay's Community Lounge for an informed discussion on privacy and security with speaker Bill Fitzgerald who focuses on educational technology security. You can follow him on Twitter.

Space is still open for quick pitches for this event. Also looking ahead, we need a main speaker for June. Spread the word.


SPONSORS:

The Math Learning Center

Northwest Education Cluster

eBay

Coursetto

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Tuesday
May 19, 2015
Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics
Free Geek

PLUG Advanced Topics

Who: Brian Martin
What: Life of (Raspberry) Pi
Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland (Left Entrance)
When: Tuesday, May 19st, 2015 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live

Learn:

  • How to assemble and configure a Raspberry Pi
  • How to use it as a remote desktop client
  • How to configure it to use an NFS-provided root file system
  • and How to share the same root file system with multiple Raspberry Pi's

In this meeting Brian will be discussing his recent experiences using the Raspberry Pi to meet personal and business needs. Brian will demonstrate building and configuring a Raspberry Pi. He'll also demonstrate using the Raspberry Pi as a Windows remote desktop client. Afterwards, he'll demonstrate how to drink a beer at the Lucky Lab.

Bio: Brian Martin is the chief consultant for Martin Consulting Services, Inc. Martin Consulting has provided system administration services in Unix, Linux and Windows systems in the Portland metro area and across the country since 1996. Brian is a frequent attendee at PLUG. His past presentations include VMWare, production grade scripting, disaster recovery experiences, Linux containers, logical volume management, and Samba 4.

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Thursday
Jun 4, 2015
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Open Hardware and why it matters
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Who: John Hawley
What: Open Hardware and why it matters - MinnowBoard MAX case study
Where: PSU, 1930 SW 4th Ave. Room FAB 86-01 (Lower Level)
When: Thursday, June 4th, 2015 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live

Open Hardware is starting to change the way the world works, giving more people access to customizable hardware, and giving more power to smaller entities. I intend to give a general overview of open hardware, focusing on the MinnowBoard MAX, and use it as a case study of what people are doing with it and why the open hardware is important to the space it's entering.

John 'Warthog9' Hawley led the system administration team on kernel.org for nearly a decade, leading a team including four other administrators. His other exploits include working on Syslinux, OpenSSI, a caching Gitweb, and patches to bind to enable GeoDNS. He's the author of PXE Knife, a set of interfaces around common utilities and diagnostics tools needed by an average systems administrator, as well as SyncDiff(erent) a state-full file synchronizer and file transfer mechanism. He currently works for Intel working on Open Hardware, and the Minnowboard. In his free time he enjoys cooking extravagant meals and watching bad movies.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab at 1945 NW Quimby St. after the meeting.

Rideshares Available

PLUG Page with information about all PLUG events: http://pdxlinux.org/ Follow PLUG on Twitter: http://twitter.com/pdxlinux

PLUG is open to everyone and does not tolerate abusive behavior on its mailing lists or at its meetings.

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Tuesday
Oct 20, 2015
Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics: OpenNMS
Free Geek

Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics

Who: Ken Eshelby
What: OpenNMS
Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland (Left Entrance)
When: Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live

OpenNMS is one of the most mature, scalable and flexible enterprise network management platforms in existence. This presentation will cover essential architecture, features and workflow. We will also cover new features including new massively scalable time series data store using Apache Cassandra, new measurements API, new Minion distributable collector and poller in development, and new mobile application.

Ken Eshelby had been a network engineer for nearly 20 years in public service, involving development and deployment of an advanced enterprise network for the State of Oregon. I have covered technologies such as early MPLS development and deployment with Cisco, QoS, data center design and high speed scalable and redundant enterprise and service provider networks. I have maintained a focus in network management while doing engineering duties and support in a NOC and data center environment. In 2014, I joined The OpenNMS Group as a consulting and support engineer. The OpenNMS Group has maintained the OpenNMS open source project for 11 years. We sell free software.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab at 915 SE Hawthorne Blvd. after the meeting.

Rideshares Available

PLUG Page with information about all PLUG events: http://pdxlinux.org/ Follow PLUG on Twitter: http://twitter.com/pdxlinux

PLUG is open to everyone and does not tolerate abusive behavior on its mailing lists or at its meetings.

See you there!

Michael Dexter
PLUG Volunteer

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Thursday
Oct 22, 2015
Code Oregon Labs
Code Fellows

Online learners of all stripes are invited to Code Oregon Labs. This is an open lab for people who are learning to code online and who would benefit from high-quality, in-person tutoring from professional instructors and industry veterans. Together with Code Oregon and volunteers from the community, Code Fellows will provide tutors at a 6:1 ratio. Bring your laptop! Space is limited, so reserve your spot today.

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

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

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

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Tuesday
Nov 17, 2015
Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics: ARM mbed and Virtualization
Free Geek

Who: Galen Seitz, Tim Bruce and Michael Dexter
What: ARM mbed Development and a Virtualization Roundtable
Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland (Left Entrance)
When: Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live

The mbed platform provides free software libraries, hardware designs and online tools for professional rapid prototyping of products based on ARM microcontrollers.

The platform includes a standards-based C/C++ SDK, a microcontroller HDK and supported development boards, an online compiler and online developer collaboration tools.

https://developer.mbed.org/explore/

The illustrious embedded developer and long-time PLUG member Galen Seitz will give an overview of the mbed development environment.

Virtualization Roundtable

By request of long-time PLUG member Tim Bruce, we will segue to a Virtualization roundtable discussion in which Michael is happy to share his recent experiences with Windows on bhyve and the PROMOX KVM alternative to XenServer/ESXi.

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Wednesday
Nov 18, 2015
Southwest Tech Connect
Jackson Middle School

This is an opportunity for the students, parents and tech community at large to discover the who, what, when, where and how of technology adoption in our public schools. There will be many demonstrations, a raffle and forums for people to share their experience. We need your help pulling this event off.

Pre-register

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sw-schools-techconnect-registration-18078706899

Volunteer to help with set-up, clean-up, food, etc.

http://www.volunteerspot.com/login/entry/11265155860106

Thanks!!

Scott McClain Tech-Connect Co-organizer

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Tuesday
Dec 15, 2015
Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics: FreeNAS 10 CLI
Free Geek

Who: Michael Dexter
What: FreeNAS 10 CLI
Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland (Left Entrance)
When: Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live

With over seven million downloads and hundreds of thousands of users (if not more) around the world, FreeNAS is easily the world's most popular software-defined Network Attached Storage (NAS) software.

FreeNAS is based on FreeBSD and the ZFS enterprise grade open source file system. The FreeNAS graphical user interface has evolved from being PHP-based, followed by Django/JavaScript based and is now moving to an all-JavaScript, asynchronous and Websockets-based framework that allows for both graphical and command line interfaces.

This hands-on demonstration will explain how the new Cisco/Vyatta-like FreeNAS CLI works for basic storage server configuration. It will also show the built-in interface debugging tools which show what is going on under the hood.

Michael provides FreeNAS support with Gainframe and does way, way too much in the BSD community.

PLUG is open to everyone and does not tolerate abusive behavior on its mailing lists or at its meetings.

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Thursday
Jan 14, 2016
Develop Your Career in Tech: How to Get There
Code Fellows

Join Code Fellows for an evening chat on roles in tech and how to get there. This month we'll get specific on skills you need to land various jobs, and different paths to break into coding.

Beth Adele Long, Web Architect at Planet Argon

Katherine Wu, Developer at New Relic

Jordan Smith, Freelance Interactive Designer

We love to build community, each month we're partnering with FreeGeeks - donate any electronics you no longer use and learn about their internship opportunities in tech.

Please RSVP on EventBrite http://pdxjan14techcareers.eventbrite.com/?aff=Caligator

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Tuesday
Jan 19, 2016
Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics: Smarter S.M.A.R.T. and related storage challenges
Free Geek

Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics

Who: Roundtable discussion, moderated by Brian Martin and Michael Dexter
What: Smarter S.M.A.R.T. and related storage challenges
Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland (Left Entrance)
When: Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live/

We are addicted to storage devices like hard and solid state disks.

Modern computing begins with storage and could survive quite some time without the computing part, as demonstrated by past storage devices like the Rosetta Stone for which we struggle to decode.

This means HDD's and SSD's are reliable, right?

Alas, they are not. In fact the situation is somewhat terrifying. File systems have made significant progress in the last decade but remarkably, there are still significant issues surrounding the devices they inhabit.

Storage devices are inconsistent, to put it politely, about notifying the user of existing, potential and impending problems. Built-in, standard-ish reporting mechanisms like S.M.A.R.T. exist but pose as many challenges as they address. Some storage "health" monitoring data is straight-forward, some is not:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDacjrSCeq4

Bring your storage-related questions, war stories and gadgets!

Many will head to the Lucky Lab at 915 SE Hawthorne Blvd. after the meeting.

Rideshares Available

PLUG is open to everyone and does not tolerate abusive behavior on its mailing lists or at its meetings.

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Wednesday
Jan 27, 2016
PDXedTech Meetup: All about the education marketplace
Meriwether Lewis Elementary School

Do you know the difference between an LEA, ESD, and a SED? How about why the school year is broken into trimesters or semesters? There's much about the way our educational institutions operate that isn't apparent from the outside.

In this month's meetup, we're going to change that by meeting at Lewis Elementary School. After a brief round of intros, we'll hear from a couple of folks from inside and outside education about successfully navigating the often tricky marketplace.

This is the first in a series of meetups ahead of Portland's first StartupWeekendEDU, taking place April 8-10. We'll have pizza but no beer (it's an elementary school, remember?!).

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Tuesday
Feb 16, 2016
Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics: Linux as a security camera monitoring platform
Free Geek

Who: Kevin Kaelar
What: Linux as a security camera monitoring platform
Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland
When: Tuesday, 16 February 2016, at 7PM
Why: Because combining physical and digital security is an interesting puzzle
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live

Setting up a camera in Linux is relatively easy. With any luck, you plug in the USB cable and it "just works". But what if you need ten cameras? What if you need to store increasingly large amounts of footage for liability purposes? What if you need to be able to access the realtime feed from any (or all) of those cameras from anywhere in the world? What if you need fine-grained motion detection for some of the cameras, scheduled recording capabilities for others at certain times of day, and provide varying levels of access to multiple users?

This problem set is normally solved in a business environment by purchasing expensive (and frequently proprietary) security camera systems at a significant cost. However, it's possible to accomplish all of these things with a Linux-based application called ZoneMinder. During this talk, you'll be walked through the process of setting up a fully featured security camera and monitoring system, and will have the opportunity to learn about and/or discuss some of the supportive tech such as an Apache proxy, firewall and router configuration, and pruning and backing up video archives.

About Kevin

System administrator, game designer, software developer, open source contributor, Soylent drinker, wood carver, small electronics prototyper, blacksmith, poet, machinist, musician, and martial artist. Currently working as a full time web application developer for a music publishing company, Kevin spends most of his spare time babysitting a 3d printer and doing fun (and occasionally strange) things with Arduino at his startup in the Pearl District of Portland, Oregon.

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Thursday
Feb 18, 2016
Code Oregon Labs - Building Responsive Websites
Code Fellows

Code Fellows invites online learners of all stripes to Code Oregon Labs. We'll kick off this month's lab with a 30 minute demo on how to build a responsive website -- a site that adapts to user devices (mobile, tablet, desktop).

Jana Uhrich, developer at WebMD Health Services will do a 30 minute demo, followed by the usual open lab with volunteer tutors on hand to help you with whatever you're working on.

The 30 min. talk/demo will focus on HTML, CSS, & JavaScript. Tutors are knowledgeable on these and other stacks.

Together with Code Oregon and volunteers from the community, Code Fellows provides tutors at a 6:1 ratio -- and pizza for the hungry!

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Wednesday
Mar 9, 2016
Founders Institute: Information Session
DeskHub Portland

The Founder Institute is the world’s most challenging and effective step-by-step program to start a company. Many leaders of the world’s fastest-growing startups have used our program to transition from employee to entrepreneur, test their startup ideas, build a team, get their first customers, raise funding, and more. Join us for an informational event where you can meet local Directors, ask questions and learn how you can launch a startup in Portland with our help.

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Tuesday
Mar 15, 2016
Portland Linux/Unix Group AT: INFORMAL Meeting at the Lucky Lab
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics

No organizer or speaker this month! You are welcome to congregate and hack at the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne.

Enjoy!

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Thursday
Apr 7, 2016
Portland Linux/Unix Group: What's new in PostgreSQL 9.5
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Who: Josh Berkus
What: What's new in PostgreSQL 9.5
Where: PSU, 1930 SW 4th Ave. Room FAB 86-01 (Lower Level)
When: Thursday, April 7th, 2016 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live (PSU WiFi Permitting)

PostgreSQL 9.5 has many new and cool features for database users, making the venerable RDBMS suitable for even more workloads. Among them are:

  • UPSERT for high-concurrency insert/update operations
  • Row Level Security, integrated with SELinux, for ultimate data security
  • CUBE and ROLLUP for sophisticated analytics
  • FDW partitioning for data federation
  • BRIN indexes for big data
  • More JSON goodness

PostgreSQL Core Team member Josh Berkus will take you on a tour of the new features, including demos of many of them, and field questions about PostgreSQL in general.

About Josh

Josh Berkus is on the Core Team of the PostgreSQL Project, and was a professional database geek for 18 years. Today, he works for Red Hat as the community lead for Project Atomic, which means he's all about the containers. He has used a Linux desktop since 2001.

Rideshares Available

PLUG Page with information about all PLUG events: http://pdxlinux.org/ Follow PLUG on Twitter: http://twitter.com/pdxlinux

PLUG is open to everyone and does not tolerate abusive behavior on its mailing lists or at its meetings.

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Friday
Apr 8, 2016
Portland Startup Weekend Education
through Concordia University

Have you ever had an idea for improving education? Here's your opportunity to transform your education ideas into action in 54 hours. Find the right people with complimentary skills and passion to work and learn with along the way. No tech skills required! Pitch your idea (or even better a problem/solution), then test it with real potential customers and receive coaching from industry experts in technology and education from the Portland Metro area. Join a community ready to help you take your concept to the next level!

We're looking for passionate educators, parents, students, developers, designers and business/non-profit professionals who want to make a difference in education now. Come learn the basics of founding and launching a successful education venture while solving real problems being experienced in Portland today.

Schedule

In 54 hours, participants share ideas, form teams, build products and launch education ventures. Startup Weekend EDU begins with open-mic, 60-second pitches Friday night that result in the formation of small teams around the best, most viable concepts. Teams spend Saturday and Sunday morning focusing on customer development, validating their ideas and building prototypes with the help of experienced coaches. On Sunday afternoon, teams demo their education solutions and receive valuable feedback from a panel of expert judges. All of the pitches on Friday and companies demoed on Sunday will be educator approved and designed to solve problems in the education space, broadly defined (not restricted to K-12 or other “formal” education).

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Tuesday
Apr 19, 2016
Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics: Enduring Communities Roundtable
Free Geek

Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics Meeting Announcement

Who: Moderator Michael Dexter, PLUG Volunteer
What: Enduring Communities Roundtable
Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland
When: Tuesday, April 19th 2016, at 7PM
Why: Live Long and PLUGsper
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live

Why do some user groups endure for decades while others do not? What organizational structures and personalities are needed to maintain interest, attendance and participation?

Share your experiences on why the groups you have been involved with have or have not survived. Was it a Y2K preparedness group that served its purpose? Did group leadership not successfully transfer between generations? Beyond organizing the last 100 or so PLUG speakers, Michael has been involved in student and neighborhood government, plus the Oregon Latvian Society for nearly 30 years. During this time he has seen the brightest and darkest moments of volunteer organizations.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab at 915 SE Hawthorne Blvd. after the meeting.

Rideshares Available

PLUG Page with information about all PLUG events: http://pdxlinux.org/ Follow PLUG on Twitter: http://twitter.com/pdxlinux

PLUG is open to everyone and does not tolerate abusive behavior on its mailing lists or at its meetings.

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Tuesday
May 17, 2016
Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics: Installerfest!
Free Geek

Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics

Who: Roundtable Discussion
What: Installerfest!
Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland
When: Tuesday, May 17th 2016, at 7PM
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live
From a mailing list discussion: Let's talk installers.

Not installations, installers. The things that install operating systems to persistent and bootable storage.

Many of us have written our own over the years and at a bare minimum, Michael can show what he's been doing with his virtualization things.

On deck: OpenBSD, FreeBSD, (thing you bring)

Many will head to the Lucky Lab at 915 SE Hawthorne Blvd. after the meeting.

Rideshares Available

PLUG is open to everyone and does not tolerate abusive behavior on its mailing lists or at its meetings.

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Sunday
May 22, 2016
Hack Oregon Spring Buildathon
Revolution Hall

Hack Oregon Spring Buildathon!



Presented with The Oregonian and OregonLive



What is it?

Believe it or not, Hack Oregon actually doesn’t really do a lot of Hackathons. We form specialized teams to build software and open data stories for important themes in Oregon, and work and iterate incrementally over months to create a product.

The “Buildathon” is the one day where we open up our project teams for guest contributors that want to be part of the magic and build something amazing, but might not have the time to participate in our months-long project season.

What’s the goal?

The Buildathon is a production sprint. We’ve laid the groundwork to do research, visualizations, and data storytelling quickly, and we need your help to bring our projects to the next level. Be prepared to make friends and be an instant part of our Hack Oregon family!

How can I get involved?

By joining our sprint, you’ll be placed with a team that needs extra hands on deck in your particular skill set. We’re working toward a public demo day in June, where you can proudly present alongside your team.

Here are the two ways to join the event:

  1. We have open roles for experienced developers, creatives, and multimedia storytellers on each team. If you'd like to join one of the project teams for the day, we'll need to match you with the team that needs your skills most and give you an onboarding package. Fill out this inquiry form along with your eventbrite RSVP, and we will be in touch with you shortly!
  2. If you are a new to coding or want to contribute in a non-tech way, we have a highly appreciated team working on research, fact-checking, and user testing. No inquiry form required, just go ahead and RSVP for "Research Team". We can't wait to meet you!

Perks

  • Team T Shirt
  • All Day Food
  • Profound Glory

Project Teasers

Food Insecurity: “Oregon Hunger Equation”

Why does Oregon consistently have one of the highest reported rates of food insecurity in the country? We’re analyzing links between regional cost of living, benefit programs, and local school districts to solve for systemic causes of hunger at home.

Campaign Finance: “Behind the Curtain”

Hack Oregon has the only machine readable database for local campaign finance in the country. We’re adding in new meta-data and working on fascinating high level view of influence and money in Oregon’s election cycles.

Urban Development: “Plot PDX”

Data can tell us a lot about our neighborhoods. We’re building maps that take a non-typical approach to hard truths about urban growth, concentration of wealth, and the digital divide.

Agriculture: “Crop Compass”

In the Pacific Northwest, we live in one of the most rich biospheres in the world, with global demand for Oregon grown products. We have the ability to produce a wide range of food in Oregon, but we’re far from self-sustaining. How do our economic and environmental factors work together to shape our food system?

Education: "Programming for Progress"

Across Oregon, some schools are lucky enough to have free or low cost summer school programming and/or afterschool programming. How much of a difference can that programming make for early literacy, attendance, and future academic success of students? What does could this say about Oregon’s statewide performance, and especially those districts facing higher poverty?

Eventbrite RSVP Here!

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Monday
May 23, 2016
STEM Coffee Hour
Latte Da

We are happy to announce that we will be holding our second event at Latte Da in downtown Vancouver!

This is an opportunity to meet and engage others who work in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) related fields here in the SW Washington area, so be sure to bring business cards and information on projects you may be working on, opportunities for others in the community, etc.

Those of you wanting something non-caffeinated after work will be glad to know the venue also has beer and wine available.

Looking forward to another hour of networking and supporting local business!

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Thursday
Jun 2, 2016
Alternative Educational Pathways: The future of education in adult learning
Treehouse

The world is changing rapidly and technology is becoming increasingly pervasive in our everyday lives. Higher education and adult learning changing too. Experiments in project-based learning, design thinking, hybrid pedagogy, and educational communities are already underway – but where will they lead us? And what does all of this mean for the future of adult learning and higher education?

Join us at our next meetup to dive into these topics! Hear from a variety of perspectives about what this changing landscape of education looks like locally and elsewhere. Sharing their perspectives are:

  • Douglas Tsoi, Portland Underground Grad School
  • Susan Adams, Oregon Health and Sciences University

And others (TBD) from the realm of workforce development, blended and online learning!

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Tuesday
Jun 21, 2016
Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics
Free Geek

Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics

Informal meeting at the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne

See you next month!

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Tuesday
Jul 19, 2016
Resources to Start & Grow a Startup
Oregon Story Board

(While this is a follow-up event to Startup Weekend Latino, this event is open to all!)

You have a brilliant idea. Maybe your pitch wasn’t selected for Startup Weekend Latino, or maybe your startup didn’t win the competition. Or maybe you weren’t able to attend at all. That doesn’t mean that your idea should fall by the wayside!

Whether Startup Weekend Latino left you with an entrepreneurial itch that you can’t wait to scratch, or you’ve always had entrepreneurial fever but aren’t sure how to act on it, this workshop is for you!

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Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics
Free Geek

Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics Meeting

Who: Moderator Michael Dexter, PLUG Volunteer
What: Internet Mirroring Roundtable
Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland
When: Tuesday, July 19th 2016, at 7PM
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live

What's in a mirror?

If you've spent any time GNU/Linux distro hopping or testing virtualization strategies, you have probably spent a non-trivial amount of time in the "nearest" download mirror. Such mirrors vary in speed, quality and navigability. The burden for upholding quality in each of these respects falls both on the often-volunteer mirror maintainers and the often-volunteer project maintainers. Failure from a mirror's perspective is obvious: You can't access the materials you want to download or what you download is corrupt. In the case of the downloads themselves, THIS:

mirror.org/releases/amd64/20160704/livedvd-amd64-multilib-20160704.iso

I was cleaning up my local mirror and came across this path and installer ISO and... HAVE NO IDEA WHAT OS IT IS.

This roundtable will discuss the good, the bad and the ugly of such mirroring and what to do about it, ideally resulting in a draft proposal for a conventions that projects and mirrors could follow.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab at 915 SE Hawthorne Blvd. after the meeting.

Rideshares Available

PLUG Page with information about all PLUG events: http://pdxlinux.org/ Follow PLUG on Twitter: http://twitter.com/pdxlinux

PLUG is open to everyone and does not tolerate abusive behavior on its mailing lists or at its meetings.

See you there!

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Tuesday
Aug 16, 2016
Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics: INFORMAL MEETING
Free Geek

Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics

Informal meeting at the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne for those who need to get out of the house.

Enjoy!

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Wednesday
Aug 17, 2016
pdxrlang meetup: Chester Ismay - Creating and using templates in R Markdown
WeWork US Custom House

Speaker: Chester Ismay (https://github.com/ismayc) - Instructional Technologist/Statistical Consultant at Reed College

Abstract: One of the great recent additions from RStudio is the ability to create templates in R Markdown that allows R users to customize output to a variety of document formats while only needing to write in Markdown. You can create templates for outputting Word documents, HTML documents, and PDF documents all including R code and its output. I’ll discuss how to go about creating templates, demonstrate an R Markdown senior thesis template I created for Reed College seniors that interfaces with the traditional LaTeX thesis template, and hopefully provide you with an opportunity to write a template of your own during this meeting.

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Thursday
Aug 18, 2016
The Future Of Education
CENTRL Office

Digital Platforms Are Fundamentally Changing Education

From marketplaces like HelpWith, to online learning platforms like Treehouse and DIY resources like Versal, technology is increasingly enabling us to learn what we want when we want (or need) it.

Join us for a round table on how technology platforms are enabling more precise and efficient learning.

Hear excellent speakers, have a drink or two on us, and help us in furthering the conversation about where education is heading. Come one, come all, and bring a guest!

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Tuesday
Aug 23, 2016
NW Education Cluster PDXedTech meetup
Indigo @ 12 West

Yes! We're on for having another meet & greet networking session. There's many new faces that have joined the group and it's time we get to know each other a bit more.

To make the most of the time together, we'll start with a slightly structured networking session. What is structured about it, you ask? Here's the quick summary:

We'll start with a quick meet & greet. You'll have a chance to meet nearly everyone one-on-one, briefly, before moving onto making another quick connection with another.

Then, in the second half of the meetup, we'll break up into smaller group chats based on shared interests and/or encourage folks to further their conversations with the folks they've found a shared interest in during the initial meet-greet.

Bring your business cards (or post-its and a pen) and be ready to meet and reacquaint yourself with peers working at the intersection of education and technology.

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Tuesday
Oct 18, 2016
Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics: CloudStack
Free Geek

Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics Meeting

Who: Kimberly M.
What: Building a Private Cloud with CloudStack
Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland
When: Tuesday, October 18th 2016, at 7PM
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live

This presentation is a report from an evaluation of using an open source cloud environment in a small or home office situation. The project compared Apache CloudStack with OpenStack, plus the XenServer and KVM hypervisors. We will walk through the deployment of CloudStack and KVM and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the various design choices.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab at 915 SE Hawthorne Blvd. after the meeting.

Rideshares Available

PLUG Page with information about all PLUG events: http://pdxlinux.org/ Follow PLUG on Twitter: http://twitter.com/pdxlinux

PLUG is open to everyone and does not tolerate abusive behavior on its mailing lists or at its meetings.

See you there!

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Friday
Nov 4, 2016
Breakfast with Dr. Chris Dede: Virtual and Augmented Worlds
Multnomah Athletic Club

Join us for a special breakfast talk with guest speaker Chris Dede, Timothy E. Wirth Professor in Learning Technologies at Harvard University, to explore How Immersion in Virtual and Augmented Worlds Helps Students in the Real World. Many people of different ages now participate in immersive virtual and augmented environments, from World of Warcraft to Pokemon Go. Mobile VR is now affordable and practical, adding full sensory immersion to this menu of possible interfaces. Their entertainment value is clear, but what are the strengths and limits of these and other immersive media for learning and assessment? What are the opportunities and challenges involved in incorporating these into teaching?

Tickets

$40 purchased in advance online

Event is organized by Concordia University Portland and promoted by the NW Education Cluster.

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Thursday
Feb 23
LaunchCode
Portland Community College

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

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LaunchCode's LC101 Info Session
PCC - Climb Center

LC101 is a FREE 20-week intensive coding course designed to give students the skills that they need to pursue a career in tech. This event is the info session about this course if you are intrigued to learn more...

Apply to course - launchcode.org/lc101

Application deadline: Thursday, March 23

Details about the course:

Where: CLIMB Center - PCC
When: Monday/Thursday nights -- starts April 17th Time: 6-9pm Cost: FREE.

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Tuesday
Feb 28
PDXedTech Meetup: Future of AR/VR/MR in Education
DotDotDash

Recent advancements in mixed, augmented, and virtual reality ("MR", "AR", and "VR" respectively) have led to increased interest in re-examining their merit in K-12 and higher education.

What might the role of VR/AR/MR be in the classroom of tomorrow? How could these technologies be used for teaching and learning? Are they just a different way to do the same thing? Or, do they re-define and enable new forms of instruction and pedagogy that were never before possible?

These are just some of the questions we will explore, discuss, and practice with at the next PDXedTech meetup, an event of the NW Education Cluster. Whether as a tool for classroom management, data analysis, collaboration, or instruction, these technologies have a promising—though uncharted—future in education.

This is your chance for hands-on practice and experimentation with a variety of devices and contribute your ideas to the discussion.

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Tuesday
Mar 14
LC 101 Office Hours with LaunchCode
CENTRL Office Eastside

Want to launch a career in tech? To start on this path, you need the right training. With so many options available to learn skills it can be hard to know where to start.

LaunchCode has developed a curriculum providing you with world-class resources to put you on the path to obtaining a job in tech. Informed by LaunchCode’s successful apprenticeship program, we developed this course to teach you the skills that are in high demand within the tech community. To help you succeed in this rigorous course, LC 101 provides a supportive classroom environment with in-person mentoring from instructors, teaching fellows, and local developers.

Trying to decide if LC101 is right for you? We've got you covered.

Come by our office hours on Tuesday, March 14. Get all the details, ask any questions of our Portland LaunchCode staff, and generally find out how awesome an opportunity this is!

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Wednesday
Mar 29
LaunchCode Portland Speaker Panel: Onboarding & Mentoring New Tech
CENTRL Office Eastside

Onboarding and mentoring is important with any new member of your team, but especially so with those who are new to the industry. Successful support and mentorship enables new engineers and developers to contribute to your team’s success as quickly as possible. Both existing and new employees benefit from the increased employee satisfaction and retention through mentoring.

Our panel of seasoned mentors and managers will share lessons learned while mentoring new tech talent as well as engage in a Q&A session. LaunchCode staff will be on hand to explain our apprenticeship and job placement program and answer any questions on how to find your next great tech hire through LaunchCode.

Top Benefits - Enable new engineers and developers to contribute to company success faster - Improve satisfaction and retention of both existing and new employees - Create better relationships and community within your teams

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Sunday
May 21
TYE (The young entrepreneur) State Competition
Intel Hawthorn Farms 3 (HF3) Campus

TiE Young Entrepreneurs (TYE) is a Global program aimed at fostering our future generation of entrepreneurs. TYE focuses on teaching entrepreneurship to high school students and helping them discover the rewards and challenges of becoming an entrepreneur. During the program the students form teams, go through workshops focused on different aspects of business and entrepreneurship, and then create products and companies.

This year, teams will be coming from schools all around the Portland Metro area including Jesuit, Reynolds, Benson, Catlin Gabel, Rosemary Anderson, and others.

Teams compete at the state level first and the winner of each chapter goes on to the Global Competition to compete for cash prizes. This year, the Global Competition is taking place in Irvine California at the end of June.

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Thursday
Jun 8
Pitch Club PDX
CENTRL Office

Pitch Club is an ongoing monthly series where entrepreneurs can practice their pitch and business plan. Tom Kingsley creates a dynamic and realistic environment. Participants are given the opportunity to role-play being an investor to other entrepreneurs giving them a better understanding of what the investors are looking for.

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Thursday
Jun 22
Build a Bad-Ass Pipeline! Workshop
NedSpace Broadway

What is a sales pipeline? Why do I need a sales pipeline? How do I use my sales pipeline?

One of the things I hate about some of the workshops or seminars I have attended over the years is that I walk out with great intentions to use everything I learned but then I do not implement the thing or things I had learned. Why? My theory is that while in the workshops I just sat and listened, take notes and participate but I did not ‘leave’ with something that fit me. Once I got home I had to make the program work for me and personalize it for me.

With this in mind I have designed my workshops to be hands-on, small and intimate. We work together as a team to design what you need not what the masses need. So my challenge to you is to walk out of my workshop with the framework for your ready-to-use personal sales pipeline.

Sales pipelines are not just a visual representation of your sales prospects…it is the bible of your business. Your pipeline should be personal and represent you and your business. At any time, you should be able to it pull up your pipeline and speak clearly and intelligently to where you are at in your business.

My one-hour brown bag lunch workshop is designed to help you understand the importance to having a pipeline, how to manage your pipeline and design a quickie pipeline that is fits your personality and your personal needs.

Please remember to bring your laptop and a lunch!

Cost: FREE

Please sign up at Eventbrite website seating is very limited...for more info on me visit, annieweller.com

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Wednesday
Jul 19
Meet, Greet & Show Your Stuff: You Might Just Meet Your New Tech Team
CENTRL Office

Come mix and mingle with Portland's tech community at this casual networking event! LaunchCode Apprentice candidates and students will display and discuss their projects and their career paths.

Employers, this is a great chance to meet some gritty, smart, and determined future team members.

Appetizers and beverages will be provided. Bring your business cards — some lucky attendees will win some sweet LC swag!

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Thursday
Aug 3
Portland Linux/Unix Group: An Introduction to Data Protection
Portland State University Fourth Avenue Building (FAB) Room FAB 86-01

Portland Linux/Unix Group General Meeting Announcement

Who: Michael "you break it you bought it" Dexter
What: An Introduction to Data Protection
Where: PSU, 1930 SW 4th Ave. Room FAB 86-01 (Lower Level)
When: Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live

You probably have a good sense of data protection in the sense of "backups" but alas, there is more to it. This talk will cover ten key aspects of Data Protection and discuss open source technologies that address them.

Is your data...

  1. Integrous – Maintaining integrity and consistency
  2. Resilient – Resistant to mechanical failures/outages
  3. Versioned – Accessible in a previous state
  4. Replicated – “Backed up” to local and remote locations
  5. Archived – Versioned and replicated for long-term storage
  6. Secure – Resistant to unauthorized theft or destruction
  7. Private – Available for authorized purposes only
  8. Available – Accessible in a timely manner
  9. Usable – Equally available now and in the future
  10. Compliant – with legal and regulatory requirements

Bring your questions and experiences for a livid^H^H^H^H^H vivid and vibrant discussion.

Bonus: Discussion about the future of PLUG Advanced Topics and other PLUG housekeeping, planning and fun!

Super bonus: Michael will not be here in September and see Bonus one.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab at 1945 NW Quimby St. after the meeting.

Rideshares to the Lucky Lab available

PLUG is open to everyone and does not tolerate abusive behavior on its mailing lists or at its meetings.

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Wednesday
Sep 27
NW Education Cluster PDXedTech Meetup
Learning.com

What better way to start the new school year than with one of the founding members of the NW Education Cluster: Learning.com.

In addition to our usual networking and mingling, Learning.com's CEO, Keith Oelrich, will be our spotlight guest for another "fireside chat". It's a unique opportunity to hear from a pioneer in the K-12 online education market who's been a part of its evolution over the last 17 years.

Bring your business cards (or post-its and a pen) and be ready to meet and reacquaint yourself with peers working at the intersection of education and technology. See you there!

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Thursday
Sep 28
How to Scale Up Your Startup
JLL

Join us for our Scale Up workshop series to learn how to: tailor your company’s growing operations to a specific business strategy, learn when and how to outsource work, align your product development and business goals, and develop a scalable sales & marketing strategy.

Learn more and register: http://bit.ly/scaleseries

Our workshop series consists of three sessions on Sept. 28, Oct. 5, and Oct. 12 focused on operations, product development, and marketing. Each session runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and includes lunch.

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OEN Workshop: Scaling Operations for Startups
JLL

Scaling a startup requires careful attention to the operational details within the company. Experts in finance, human resources, and real estate will equip you with concepts and tools to build and evaluate operations to support your vision. You will learn how to tailor your company’s operational competencies, processes, and assets to a specific business strategy.

Learn more and register: http://bit.ly/scaling-operations

This session is part of a three-part workshop series, "How to Scale Your Startup," hosted by the nonprofit Oregon Entrepreneurs Network. Register for the entire series here: http://bit.ly/scaleseries

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Thursday
Oct 5
OEN Workshop: Scaling Product Development for Startups
JLL

You’ve turned your idea into a product – now how do you grow your team and deliver that product to the broader market? In this workshop session, we will focus on the unique and practical considerations of scaling product development for the next level.

Learn more and register: http://bit.ly/product-dev

This session is part of a three-part workshop series, "How to Scale Your Startup," hosted by the nonprofit Oregon Entrepreneurs Network. Register for the entire series here: http://bit.ly/scaleseries

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Thursday
Oct 12
OEN Workshop: Scaling Sales for Startups
JLL

Startups face unique challenges when it comes to identifying and developing their growth engines and putting sustainable processes in place. In this workshop session, learn how to create a sales force and develop a selling process and strategy.

Learn more and register: http://bit.ly/scaling-sales

This session is part of a three-part workshop series, "How to Scale Your Startup," hosted by the nonprofit Oregon Entrepreneurs Network. Register for the entire series here: http://bit.ly/scaleseries

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Thursday
Dec 7
Portland Linux/Unix Group: OAuth 2.0 Simplified
Portland State University Fourth Avenue Building (FAB) Room FAB 86-01

Portland Linux/Unix Group General Meeting Announcement

Who: Aaron Parecki
What: OAuth 2.0 Simplified
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live

The OAuth 2.0 authorization framework has become the industry standard in providing secure access to web APIs. OAuth allows users to grant external applications access to their data, such as profile data, photos, and email, without compromising security. However, OAuth can be intimidating when first starting out. In this talk, Aaron Parecki will break down the various OAuth workflows and provide a simplified overview of the framework, highlighting a few typical use cases.

About Aaron

Aaron Parecki is the editor of the W3C Webmention and Micropub specifications, and maintains oauth.net. He is the co-founder of IndieWebCamp, a yearly worldwide conference on data ownership and online identity. He has spoken at conferences around the world about OAuth, data ownership, quantified self, and even explained why R is a vowel. You can find more about his work at aaronpk.com.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab at 1945 NW Quimby St. after the meeting.

Rideshares to the Lucky Lab available

PLUG is open to everyone and does not tolerate abusive behavior on its mailing lists or at its meetings.

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