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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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Thursday
Jan 14, 2010
January SAO Corvallis Tech Pub - A New Scale for Nuclear Power
Renaissance on the Riverfront

PROGRAM:

A New Scale for Nuclear Power

The Corvallis Chapter of the Software Association of Oregon begins 2010 with presentation from NuScale Power, a local nuclear technology start-up that leveraged technology transferred from Oregon State University to create a revolutionary model for modular nuclear reactors. Kent Welter, a Principal Engineer at NuScale, will give an overview of the technology and describe how NuScale has shaped the future nuclear energy.

The world needs clean, reliable ways to generate electricity. The United States is expected to need 300 gigawatts of new capacity – that’s 150 times the capacity of Hoover Dam – by 2030. Developing nations can only grow as fast as they can power their economies. Global demand for new electric capacity will outpace the U.S. by tenfold in the same period.

Electric companies and government leaders are looking for ways to ensure their citizens have reliable, affordable supplies of electricity. They worry about the volatility of fossil fuel prices and the effects of green house gases.

NuScale Power is providing one of many answers to this problem. NuScale has developed a small nuclear power system that is safe, modular and scalable. The technology was borne of research by leading nuclear scientists with the support of the U.S. government. The design of the NuScale power plant builds on hundreds of combined years of operating experience with commercial light water reactors along with extensive research and laboratory testing of advanced safety systems.

Meeting future demand for electricity requires that we use what we have more efficiently. We must also look to new technologies using wind, solar and wave power and use proven technologies such as nuclear power to meet the needs of future generations.

Join us in for a night of networking and showcase with local technology leaders and entrepreneurs.

AGENDA:

5:30 - 6:15: Business Networking Time with finger food, no host bar 6:15 - 6:25: 30-Second Mic (give us your technology business elevator pitch!!) 6:45 Program: NuScale: A New Scale for Nuclear Power

$5 for SAO members or students, and $15 for non-members

RSVP TO: SAO by emailing sao-coordinator [AT] corvallis.sao.or.us or on the Willamette Innovators Network

Includes finger food and no-host bar Ticket Info: $5 for SAO members or students, and $15 for non-members

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Friday
Jan 15, 2010
Saturday Academy's ASE application deadline pushed back to Jan. 25th!
Saturday Academy

The Apprenticeships in Science & Engineering (ASE) Program is currently accepting applicants! High school freshman, sophomores & juniors interested in science and engineering can apply for summer internships through January 15, 2010 [UPDATE: deadline extended to January 25th]. Check the SA website/ASE.

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Monday
Jan 25, 2010
Saturday Academy's ASE application deadline
Saturday Academy

High school students interested in science and engineering now have until the 25th to apply for this amazing program. Spend your summer working in a real lab or local business and get to know your inner scientist or engineer. Visit Saturday Academy's website for more information.

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Wednesday
Oct 20, 2010
Fostering Innovation Through Social Media – Using it Openly But Wisely
OregonZoo

More than just a hot topic and in the news, Social Media, led by its poster children Facebook® and Twitter ®, has quickly become an integral part of our society. While the use of these tools has become pervasive in our social interactions and many companies have integrated these methods into their outbound marketing strategies, there are fewer examples where Social Media has been used to drive innovation within a technology company.

You will hear from both the industry perspective and the media/marketing perspective on how companies are and should be using these new social media tools foster innovation on company products, services, distribution and customer service. They will discuss collaboration, creating community environments, data mining, facilitating customer feedback and how to integrate this information and collaboration into the company’s product/service development culture. Learn to balance the opportunity promised by Social Media with the real need to protect your Intellectual Property.

Join us for this informative breakfast meeting and learn how your organization can make the most of this powerful tool.

Speakers: - Kent Lewis, President, Anvil Media, Inc. - Matt Hixson, Senior Manager, Business Development, Tripwire, Inc. - Allan Schrock, Sr. Researcher, Nike, Inc.

Event Details: When: Wednesday, October 20, 2010 Time: 7:30 - 10:00 a.m. Where: Oregon Zoo, Portland, Or Cost: $45 TechAmerica Members, $75 Nonmembers

To Register Call: TechAmerica Oregon (503)624-5715.

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Wednesday
Nov 10, 2010
Fostering Innovation Through Social Media – Using it Openly But Wisely
Oregon Zoo

More than just a hot topic and in the news, Social Media, led by its poster children Facebook® and Twitter ®, has quickly become an integral part of our society. While the use of these tools has become pervasive in our social interactions and many companies have integrated these methods into their outbound marketing strategies, there are fewer examples where Social Media has been used to drive innovation within a technology company.

You will hear from both the industry perspective and the media/marketing perspective on how companies are and should be using these new social media tools foster innovation on company products, services, distribution and customer service. They will discuss collaboration, creating community environments, data mining, facilitating customer feedback and how to integrate this information and collaboration into the company’s product/service development culture. Learn to balance the opportunity promised by Social Media with the real need to protect your Intellectual Property.

Join us for this informative breakfast meeting and learn how your organization can make the most of this powerful tool.

Speakers:

  • Kent Lewis, President, Anvil Media, Inc. Kent Lewis is responsible for managing operations, marketing and business development to achieve the search engine marketing agency's mission: to be one of the most respected search engine marketing agencies in the world.

  • Matt Hixson, Senior Manager, Business Development, Tripwire, Inc. Matt leads the corporate social media strategy and oversees the team dedicated to its implementation. In this capacity, he introduced the first internal blogs within Tripwire to facilitate the exchange of best practices among employees, led the creation of Tripwire’s online user communities and spearheaded the company's presence on Twitter.

  • Allan Schrock, Sr. Researcher, Nike, Inc. Allan Schrock works at Nike as a technology researcher in the research and development group known as the “Innovation Kitchen.” He has managed patent prosecution and contract negotiations for Nike as well. Prior to Nike, Allan worked as a patent examiner for the USPTO. He received a BE in mechanical engineering from Vanderbilt University in 1988.

Event Details: When: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 Time: 7:30 - 10:00 a.m. Where: Oregon Zoo, Portland, Or Cost: $45 TechAmerica Members, $75 Nonmembers To Register: TechAmerica Oregon(503) 624-5715

Thank you Davis Wright Tremaine for sponsoring this event!

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Tuesday
Dec 7, 2010
CTO & Engineering Executive Forum: Social Media Inside the Engineering Department – Is it safe?
Morton's Steakhouse

At the October 20th Technology and IP Event, Fostering Innovation Through Social Media: Using it Openly But Wisely, speakers will present how organizations are using social media to drive innovation from a business development perspective. At the November 2nd CTO and Engineering Executive Forum we will continue to explore what social media looks like on the inside of an organization, specifically in the engineering department.

We know that social media has proven effective in outbound marketing strategies, but is the creation and exchange of user-generated content safe in an environment of innovation and trade secrets? Do you protect against social media? Do you cultivate social media? Or both?

Join your peers for dinner and a forum discussion of the possibilities for creating a culture of innovation by using social media.

Cost to Attend: $95 TechAmerica Members, $125 Nonmembers To Register: TechAmerica, (503) 624-4871

Mark Your Calendar - Future CTO & Engineering Executive Forum: - April 5, 2011

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Thursday
Nov 10, 2011
New Tech Society Happy Hour!
Thirsty Lion

RSVP here: http://events.linkedin.com/New-Tech-Society-Happy-Hour/pub/836765

Hey Folks!

The group is growing and we're excited for everyone to once again have a chance to connect in person. Join us for the New Tech Society happy hour. It's just around the corner:

Please bring your friends--the more the merrier! Totally low-pressure and casual--be yourself!

We can't say that we are giving away free ipads or iphones, but we are generously gifting a free drink to the first 10 people to arrive.

Looking forward to seeing you!

The NTS Crew

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Wednesday
Feb 15, 2012
Innovation Talk - Herb Sorensen
Portland State University Engineering Building

We have a great Innovation Talk coming up on Friday.

Herb Sorensen, who has been a "Fast Company's Innovator of the Year" will be giving a talk on the role of technology in driving innovation in retailing. Find out how Walmart, Amazon, Apple, and Google have been, and continue to be, at the forefront of the industry, and how the new players are transforming the industry.

3pm - Friday - 2/17/12 - EB102 - coffee and dessert following!

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

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Friday
Feb 17, 2012
Innovation Talk - Herb Sorensen
Portland State University Engineering Building

We have a great Innovation Talk coming up on Friday.

Herb Sorensen, who has been a "Fast Company's Innovator of the Year" will be giving a talk on the role of technology in driving innovation in retailing. Find out how Walmart, Amazon, Apple, and Google have been, and continue to be, at the forefront of the industry, and how the new players are transforming the industry.

3pm - Friday - 2/17/12 - EB102 - coffee and dessert following!

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

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Tuesday
Apr 17, 2012
CTO & Engineering Executive Forum: Adapting Manufacturing Principles to Engineering Projects
Paragon Restaurant and Bar

“Value Stream” is a term that originated with Lean Manufacturing meaning to analyze and design the flow of materials and information required to bring a product or service to a consumer. The whole idea is to drive out waste, deliver fast, build quality in, and engage all of the people involved in the value stream so that great products emerge. Urban Airship has had a lot of success with Kanban and Kaizen…

So wrote Mike Herrick, VP Engineering at Urban Airship in Portland. Coming from both an engineering and operations background myself, this caught my attention – the idea of using manufacturing principles to streamline and accelerate product development and deployment is intriguing.

Engineering Executives must assure that the flow continues all the way from blue-sky concept through development, productization, release to manufacturing, scale-up and support – often to a world-wide market. We’ve invited Mike to join us to kick-off our round-table CTO Forum discussions in April with a few anecdotes and reflections on what they’re doing and what they’ve learned.

Please join us for this opportunity to exchange ideas and real-life experiences with your industry peers.

Event Details: When: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 Time: 5:30 – 8:30 PM Where: TBD, Portland, OR Fees: $95 Members, $120 Nonmembers To Register: TechAmerica Oregon, 503-624-4871

Thank you Marger Johnson & McCollom PC for sponsoring!

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

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

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

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Thursday
Dec 6, 2012
Envisioneering -- Leveraging Technology for Future Innovation
PSU Business Accelerator

The Technology Management Chapter of IEEE invites you to....

Envisioneering -- Leveraging Technology for Future Innovation With guest speaker Paul Menig, CEO of Tech-I-M Formerly intrapreneurial leader at General Electric, Eaton and Daimler

The pace of technology progress is continually increasing. Innovations in the vehicle industry is an example. Whether On-Highway or Off, future vehicles are going to be more complex, more durable, more varied than today. Our ability to engineer products that perform as expected will depend on our vision of the future, our ability to model the vehicle in its environment and solid engineering. We can probably see with our eyes what commercial vehicles in 2020 will look like. It will take something more to envisioneer the vehicle of 2030 and prepare the models and tools we will need to make them amazingly reliable and easy to use and maintain

By the end of the session, attendees will better understand: How long does it take from concept to production What are the trends driving innovation What are the challenges to product development of new innovations What drives innovation What is the future of moving products from factories to consumers

Date: December 6th 2012 5:30 P.M. Registration table opens 5:30 – 6:00 P.M. Food and networking 6:00 – 8:30 P.M. Presentation and Q & A

Location: Portland State Business Accelerator, SW Corbett & SW Meade, Portland, OR 97201. Mt. Hood Room, 2nd floor. Free Parking

$10 IEEE and SAE members. $15 non-members. IEEE Sr. Members and IEEE Students- free Register: On-Line: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/meeting_view/list_meeting/15223

also accepting checks and cash at the door. no-shows will be invoiced.

Contact: Chris Dennis, Registration Volunteer, 503-803-7627, [email protected]

This event is sponsored by the IEEE - Oregon Technology Management Chapter Special thank you to our yearly sponsor: Business Accelerator, PSU.

About the Speaker: Paul Menig is CEO of Tech-I-M, a consulting company focused on helping companies succeed by leveraging technology in products and processes. Savvy Technology creates Powerful Results. As an intrapreneurial leader at General Electric, Eaton and Daimler, Paul successfully brought advanced technology to market in medical systems, industrial automation, military systems and commercial vehicles.

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Thursday
Jan 10, 2013
Oregon Electric Vehicles -- Prospects and Proof
PSU Business Accelerator

The Technology Management Chapter of IEEE invites you to....

Oregon Electric Vehicles: Prospects and Proof

The Brammo Experience: Developing BEV Motorcycles in Southern Oregon Electric Transportation: Opportunities and Trends

With speakers Roger Gerson, Electrical Engineering Manager, Brammo, Inc. and Jeff Allen, Executive Director, Drive Oregon

In 2009 Brammo re-invented itself with the ambition of producing fully roadworthy battery-electric motorcycles that are high quality, and cost/performance competitive with traditional internal- combustion engine bikes. Now in 2012 we are launching serial production of our 3rd model motorcycle, and achieving our dream.

This presentation provides a glimpse into the culture and philosophy of electrical engineering and electronics manufacturing at the most exciting young company in the motorcycle industry.

Date: January 10th, 2013 5:30 P.M. Registration table opens 5:30 – 6:00 P.M. Food and networking 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. Presentation and Q & A

Free parking in the Accelerator lot Seating is limited. RSVP strongly recommended. $10 IEEE members. $15 non-members. IEEE Sr. Members and IEEE Students—free Register on-line: http://www.ieee-oregon.org Find the event on the front page and click “Register” Pay by credit card on web site or pay by cash/check at door

Contact: Chris Dennis, Registration Volunteer, 503-803-7627, [email protected]

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Saturday
Oct 19, 2013
Northwest Regional Women in Computing 2013
DoubleTree Hotel & Executive Meeting Center Portland - Lloyd Center

The Northwest Regional Women in Computing (NWrWIC) Celebration focuses on empowering and encouraging women to enter the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields, particularly computer science. The conference brings together students from universities and high schools, with industry leaders from the private and public sectors to engage and inspire the next generation of leaders to play an active role in shaping the future of computing and technology.

The 2013 conference, to be held in October, is the second annual event. Our mission is to encourage women to pursue and build successful careers in computing and technology by improving their educational experience and engagement with industry leaders. With less than 30% of STEM jobs filled by women, the industry is lacking full representation of the world’s views. This lack of diversity inhibits industry’s innovation potential. Our effort recognizes and empowers women who are part of the computing industry and celebrates all who are supporters of them.

If you are the following, then you would want to come: College professionals, industry leaders, Job seekers, STEM/Technology leaders, Thought leaders, Professors, Teachers, High School STEM students(must be accompanied by guardian)

Register for an early bird special: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3872721414?ref=elink

Top companies and universities will be present

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Saturday
Oct 26, 2013
PSU-TAO Cleanweb Hack (updated)
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

If you haven't already signed up for the Hack tomorrow at PSU, we hope some details included here will entice you. To prepare our participants for a fun and productive day, below are details and resources for the Hack.

Goals: To generate ideas are innovative to solving environmental and sustainability, social equity issues through utilization of software and mobile apps. Don’t forget to have some fun.

Idea Generation: To start, you should ask the following questions: 1) What issues you and your team would like to tackle? (ie. carbon emissions reduction by buildings or vehicles, solar potential identifier, change of personal habits, e-waste tracking, etc.) 2) What do other similar applications exist on the market? Sometimes, building on existing apps can resolve a more refined product. 3) What is the marketability? Is it scalable?

The best project ideas are one that you are passionate about, and have some components of competition and linkage to social media.

Finding Data: While you are brainstorming ideas, you should also consider data availability as well. It is not the end of the world if you don’t have data sets or APIs to mock up a prototype. Simply build your own datasets, even if just a few that are enough for you to test out your product.

See the Cleanweb Hack resource guide for APIs, data sets, sample projects and project ideas. (http://tinyurl.com/m7a744e)

Judging Criteria: At the end of day, your prototype will be scored on these criteria: 1) Impact on resource and sustainability issues 2) Design and usability of prototype 3) Feasibility and marketability 4) Good use of datasets and APIs

Prizes: 1st Place - $500, 2nd Place - $250

Bragging right is priceless.

Our judges are looking forward to your innovations!

Winston Saunders, Director of Data Center Security Initiatives at Intel Chris Harder, Division Manager at the Portland Development Commission (PDC) Skip Newberry, President at the Technology Association of Oregon (TAO)

Questions? Ask us on Twitter (@cleanwebPDX), Facebook or via email [email protected]

There will be food, drink and good companies. Come out to have some fun!


What is Cleanweb? Cleanweb is a meme, a movement, a market that individuals/organizations are leveraging information technologies to address the world's critical resource challenges. This web of technologies can optimize how we use resources across the way we live, work, and play. It creates the biggest impact and economic opportunity of our time.

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Saturday
Apr 12, 2014
Northwest Regional Women in Computing 2014: Women Pioneering Innovation
DoubleTree Hotel & Executive Meeting Center Portland - Lloyd Center

The Northwest Regional Women in Computing (NWrWIC) Celebration focuses on empowering and encouraging women to enter the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields, particularly computer science. The conference brings together students from universities and high schools, with industry leaders from the private and public sectors to engage and inspire the next generation of leaders to play an active role in shaping the future of computing and technology.

The 2014 conference is the third annual event. Our mission is to encourage women to pursue and build successful careers in computing and technology by improving their educational experience and engagement with industry leaders. With less than 30% of STEM jobs filled by women, the industry is lacking full representation of the world’s views. This lack of diversity inhibits industry’s innovation potential. Our effort recognizes and empowers women who are part of the computing industry and celebrates all who are supporters of them.

If you are the following, then you would want to come:

  • College professionals
  • industry leaders
  • Job seekers
  • STEM/Technology leaders
  • Thought leaders
  • Professors
  • Teachers
  • High School STEM students (must be accompanied by guardian)

Register for an early bird special until March 12th: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/northwest-regional-women-in-computing-2014-registration-10400188243

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Northwest Regional Women in Computing 2014: Women Pioneering Innovation
DoubleTree Hotel & Executive Meeting Center Portland - Lloyd Center

The Northwest Regional Women in Computing (NWrWIC) Celebration focuses on empowering and encouraging women to enter the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields, particularly computer science. The conference brings together students from universities and high schools, with industry leaders from the private and public sectors to engage and inspire the next generation of leaders to play an active role in shaping the future of computing and technology. http://nwrwic.org/ register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/northwest-regional-women-in-computing-2014-registration-10400188243?ref=ebtnebregn

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

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

PDMA Learning and Networking Event

Thursday, May 15, 2014

6:00 - 8:00 PM

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

Panelists:

Clodine Mallinckrodt—Manager of Planning Analytics,

Providence Health and Services

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

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

Margi Waite – Senior Product Manager, ADP Dealer Services

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

Mike Lonergan -- Interaction Designer and Systems Engineer

Intel Security Group

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

Schedule:

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

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

6:45 – 7:30pm: Panel Discussion

7:30 – 7:45pm: Q&A / Open discussion

7:45 – 8:00pm: Networking

Cost:

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

$15 at the door

A discount is available for PDMA members.

To register online, click the website above

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

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

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

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Monday
Jul 14, 2014
Girls Get IT! (Innovative Technology) Camp Level 1
Hillsboro High School, Hillsboro, Oregon

The Girls Get IT! (Innovative Technology) all-girls day camps will once again be offered at Hillsboro High School this summer. Girls entering grades 7-12 are invited to participate and can register by visiting www.girlsgetintech.org. The camps have hands-on activities with projects covering from programming and robotics to soldering and science. The campers take home projects from a 3D Printer and laser cutter in the extensive technology labs at Hillsboro High School.

The level one camp will take place July 14th -18th and the level two camp will take place July 21st - 25th; both camps run from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Registration of just $40 covers the cost of camp, snacks everyday, and a t-shirt! Sign up today!

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Wednesday
Sep 3, 2014
Portland C++ User Group September Meeting
Cedexis

Join us for some socializing and discussion of C++. Learn from presentations by local experts and have fun times with other code creators in a comfortable environment.

Cedexis will generously be providing the venue, food, and refreshments.

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Monday
Oct 13, 2014
FutureTalks PDX with Arun Gupta (Doubleheader!)
New Relic

This month we are all in for a double dose of awesome! Our special guest will be Arun Gupta (founding member of the Java EE team at Sun Microsystems and director of developer advocacy at Red Hat in San Francisco). He will give not one, but 2 talks:

Devoxx4Kids:

So your kid is interested in programming, robotics, engineering?

Devoxx4Kids is a worldwide initiative that introduces programming, robotics, and engineering to kids at an early age. This is achieved by organizing events where children can develop computer games, program robots and also have an introduction to electronics. This effort won Duke’s Choice Awards at JavaOne 2013. This session will share how Devoxx4Kids is engaging kids at an early age and teaching them computing concepts using Scratch, Greenfoot, Minecraft, Raspberry Pi, Arduino, NAO, Tynker. The session will show a path that can be followed by parents to keep their kids engaged and build, instead of just play games. The attendees will learn best practices to organize similar workshops in their local setting. Tips on opening a local US chapter and how to build attendee base will be shared.

Continuous Integration using Java EE 7

Techniques such as automated testing, continuous integration and continuous deployment allow software to be developed to a high standard and easily packaged and deployed to test environments, resulting in the ability to rapidly, reliably and repeatedly push out enhancements and bug fixes to customers at low risk and with minimal manual overhead. What container-agnostic tools are available for testing, continuous integration and deployment of a Java EE 7 application?

This talk will provide a quick overview of Arquillian and how it helps in testing across multiple containers. Separate approaches for greenfield and brownfield applications will be shown. Configuring Jenkins for Continuous Integration will be shown. Setting up multiple WildFly containers on OpenShift for testing and production will be shown in detail. At the end of this session, attendees would have converted their development environment to leverage the power of Jenkins, Arquillian, and OpenShift to setup an automated Continuous Delivery pipeline.

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

Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

*Arun Gupta is Director of Developer Advocacy at Red Hat and focuses on JBoss Middleware. As a founding member of the Java EE team at Sun Microsystems, he spread the love for technology all around the world. At Oracle, he led a cross-functional team to drive the global launch of the Java EE 7 platform through strategy, planning, and execution of content, marketing campaigns, and program. After authoring ~1400 blogs at blogs.oracle.com/arungupta on different Java technologies, he continues to promote Red Hat technologies and products at blog.arungupta.me.

Arun has extensive speaking experience in ~40 countries on myriad topics and is a JavaOne Rockstar. He also founded the Devoxx4Kids chapter in the USA and continues to promoting technology education amongst kids. An author of a best-selling book, an avid runner, a globe trotter, a Java Champion, JUG leader, he is easily accessible at @arungupta.*

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

Monday
Nov 10, 2014
FutureTalks PDX with Isaac & Baxter + Special Happy Hour
New Relic

Emergence of the Marketing Engineer

Software is eating the world, and now more than ever modern Marketers rely on software platforms to engage the right audience, with the right message, at the right time. Learn how marketing technology, automation, and an engineering mindset is shaping a new type of marketer and a new type of engineer.

Join us on November 10 when we'll hear from New Relic's own Isaac Wyatt and Baxter Denney on the future of Marketing Technology and the emergence of Marketing Engineers. See a demo of our mashup of Marketing & Application Data using our real-time analytics platform, New Relic Insights.

› Doors will open at 5:30p for a special networking happy hour! The food and drinks are provided by Bellagios and New Relic. The presentation will begin right at 6:30p.

› Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

Isaac is a marketing ops manager at New Relic. He came to New Relic with 10 years of business and SaaS experience, 8 in SaaS. His two pillars of expertise are marketing automation and marketing analytics.

Baxter is a marketing ops geek, having led Marketing Ops and DemandGen teams at Citrix and Couchbase. Prior to that he was a marketing consultant, specializing in politics and sports marketing. Currently he leads the Marketing Operations team at New Relic.

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

Thursday
Nov 20, 2014
PDMA Learning and Networking Event: THE FUZZY FRONT END OF PRODUCT INNOVATION
Lucky Labrador Public House Multnomah Village

THE FUZZY FRONT END OF PRODUCT INNOVATION

PDMA Learning and Networking Event

Thursday, November 20, 2014

6:00 - 8:00pm

Jon Marshall, President & Chief Innovateur, Innovation Frameworks

The Fuzzy Front End (FFE) is the messy "getting started" period of new product development processes. It includes opportunity analysis, concept generation, and pre-technical evaluation. As important as they are, these activities are often chaotic, unpredictable, and unstructured. Jon will provide an overview of this challenging period and then describe 2-3 tools or techniques that you can apply to start to bring clarity and order to this critical but least understood phase of the product life cycle. We will provide time for Q&A and an interactive discussion with the audience.

Jon is one of the area’s leading authorities on the FFE and innovation processes. For over 10 years Jon has been a fervent student and practitioner of many aspects of innovation, such as frameworks and models, creative and critical thinking, and metrics. His background in engineering and project management helps Jon merge innovation principles with the practical realities of developing products.

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

We encourage everyone in Oregon who is interested in the Product Development and Management Association to become a member of the National PDMA. For a great explanation on the benefits of membership in the PDMA, click here

Schedule:

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

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

6:45 – 7:30pm: Panel Discussion

7:30 – 7:45pm: Q&A / Open discussion

7:45 – 8:00pm: Networking

Cost:

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

$15 at the door

A discount is available for PDMA members

To register online, click the website above

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

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Wednesday
Jan 21, 2015
ChickTech Volunteer Work Party
Portland Code School

2015 is starting out with a bang! ChickTech is busier than ever planning a bunch of great events, activities and workshops for all our women and girls!

Start your new year off right with ChickTech! We'd like to invite you and all ChickTech Volunteers to join us for an evening of productivity, pizza, beer, and meeting other ChickTech volunteers - new and experienced. Join in to experience some hands-on volunteering projects, find out what exciting events and activities are in store at ChickTech, and see our new office!

Haven't volunteered with ChickTech yet?

You're welcome, too! Meet other volunteers, work on a volunteer project, and learn about future volunteer opportunities.

Tentative Agenda 6pm-6:15pm - Welcome from Board Members, eat pizza, drink beer

6:15pm-6:30pm - Icebreaker. Get to know your fellow ChickTech volunteers!

6:30pm-6:50pm - Introduction to tonight's volunteer projects

6:50pm-7:10pm - New to ChickTech? We'll have an orientation, just for you.

6:50pm-9pm - Make a real impact with ChickTech and work on volunteer projects

Pizza and beer will be provided.

  • Bring a laptop if you have one! *

Join our meetup page!

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Saturday
Jan 31, 2015
"Girl Rising" at Intel
Intel Hawthorne Farms Building 3 (HF3), Auditorium

Did you ever think you could change the world by pursuing your dreams? But how do you get there and reach your full potential? What does education have to do with all of this? Women can transform their lives by jumping in and getting involved in their dreams. At this event, you’ll see an inspiring movie called Girl Rising.

Want to understand the basics behind all the cool gadgets we use every day? It all starts with circuits! And we’ll have a fun activity for beginners.

What is this event? It’s a combination movie showing and hands-on activity. It’s a chance for high school girls to meet women in technology and a chance for women in technology to be inspired by high school girls!

Who's invited? We’re excited to have an Intel WIN and ChickTech event! If you identify with any of the following, we’d love to have you:

Current and past ChickTech: High School participants Current and past ChickTech volunteers ChickTech supporters Intel WIN members Women in tech and ChickTech supporters

Why should you come? It’s free! There will be snacks.

But seriously, this is an event to watch and reflect on women’s empowerment in tech by watching Girl Rising. We’ll also have an educational (and fun, we promise!) hands-on activity and create your very own circuit.

If you’re a ChickTech: High School participant, we’ll do our best to provide transportation to the event, free of charge.

Who’s hosting?

Intel WIN (Women in Intel Network) Oregon will be co-hosting this event with ChickTech.

Public Transportation HF3 is a 7 minute walk from the Hawthorn Farm MAX Station on the blue line and 4 minutes from the nearest bus stops on Cornell Rd on route 48.

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Tuesday
Apr 7, 2015
RCSQE Presents: 'Multiply with Beaker' by Alice Nodelman (Puppet Labs)
CrowdCompass by Cvent

Rose City Software Quality Engineers (RCSQE)

Empowering software professionals to build better software for tomorrow by championing quality today

Tonight's discussion: 'Multiply with Beaker' by Alice Nodelman (Puppet Labs)

Beaker is an acceptance level testing tool developed by Puppet Labs that supports both multi-platform and multi-virtualization techniques.  Beaker tests combine basic Ruby with a custom DSL and are designed to be executed no matter the operating system or cloud provider selected at runtime.  SUTs of a variety of platforms (linux, mac, windows, etc) are provisioned on a variety of virtualization systems and are then validated and configured.  The result is a SUT abstraction that allows automators to write understandable and powerful scripts.

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Saturday
Apr 18, 2015
Northwest Regional Women in Computing Conference
Intel Hawthorn Farms 3 (HF3) Campus

The Northwest Regional Women in Computing (NWrWIC) Celebration focuses on empowering and encouraging women to enter the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields, particularly computer science. The conference brings together students from universities and high schools, with industry leaders from the private and public sectors to engage and inspire the next generation of leaders to play an active role in shaping the future of computing and technology.

The 2015 conference is the fourth annual event. Our mission is to encourage women to pursue and build successful careers in computing and technology by improving their educational experience and engagement with industry leaders. With less than 30% of STEM jobs filled by women, the industry is lacking full representation of the world’s views. This lack of diversity inhibits industry’s innovation potential. Our effort recognizes and empowers women who are part of the computing industry and celebrates all who are supporters of them.

If you are the following, then you would want to come:

College professionals
industry leaders
Job seekers
STEM/Technology leaders
Thought leaders
Professors
Teachers
High School STEM students (must be accompanied by guardian)

Register for the event at: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/nwrwic-2015-tickets-15378773325?ref=ebtnebregn

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Wednesday
Apr 22, 2015
ChickTech Volunteer Work Party
Portland Art Museum

We'd like to invite you and all ChickTech Volunteers to join us for an evening of productivity, pizza, beer, and meeting other ChickTech volunteers - new and experienced. Join in to experience some hands-on volunteering projects, find out what exciting events and activities are in store at ChickTech, and see our new office!

Haven't volunteered with ChickTech yet?

You're welcome, too! Meet other volunteers, work on a volunteer project, and learn about future volunteer opportunities.

Tentative Agenda 6pm-6:15pm - Welcome from Board Members, eat pizza, drink beer

6:15pm-6:30pm - Icebreaker. Get to know your fellow ChickTech volunteers!

6:30pm-6:50pm - Introduction to tonight's volunteer projects

6:50pm-7:10pm - New to ChickTech? We'll have an orientation, just for you.

6:50pm-9pm - Make a real impact with ChickTech and work on volunteer projects

Pizza and beer will be provided.

  • Bring a laptop if you have one! *

Join our meetup page!

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Tuesday
May 19, 2015
Engibeering
TILT Pearl District

This group is intended to bring people together who are working in the burgeoning PDX tech scene to casually discuss anything tech related over beers (or any other beverage of choice).

Let's get together, drink some beer and discuss technology!

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Monday
Jun 15, 2015
Monitorama
through Gerding Theater at the Armory

Monitorama is an 3-day event for Dev and Ops practitioners to gather and discuss the past, present, and future of monitoring software and trends. Our lineups often include more abstract discussions of software craftsmanship and dealing with the human side of failure, but the common thread through the entire event is to advance the state of art for all software monitoring-related technologies and methodologies.

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Wednesday
Jul 1, 2015
Elixir Games PDX
Puppet

Last time we looked at Supervisor hierarchies, and unintentionally on my part almost everyone picked up the GenServer behavior as a component of their solution. Damnable misleading documentation! However that prompted a further conversation about GenServers and other components of OTP (the Open Telecom Platform). In the spirit of learning and disambiguating things we'll take a deeper look at some of these architectural patterns in Elixir and how they can help us better organize our projects and design better systems.

For the newcomers, the "Games" format is designed to create a bit of friendly competition and is accessible for all ranges of experience; beginners and pros alike.

If you'd like to take a look at the previous sessions' exercises feel free to check them out here: https://github.com/elixir-pdx/, some submitted solutions are available on non-master branches.

Early in this series we'll be focusing mostly on solving problems in a functional paradigm, and as the series continues over time we'll move more and more toward Elixir's differentiators; Erlang interop, hygienic macros, & OTP patterns.

If all that read like gibberish to you, don't worry you don't have to know any of that jargon, and by the time you do everything will already make sense. Because we'll introduce ideas and concepts in a way that will help you understand those things conceptually before you ever need a weird name for them.

Food and drinks will be provided. There will also be small desk fodder prizes for the winning team.

Please make sure you come with a computer to work on and have Elixir pre-installed locally or in a VM and ready to go.

http://elixir-lang.org/install.html

Special thanks to my friends Jeff Weiss and Puppet Labs, ‘the leader in IT automation’, for hosting us.

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Thursday
Oct 8, 2015
DesignSpeaks Presents: Peak Performance
52 Limited

DESIGNSPEAKS exists to explore design within the multidisciplinary: architecture, brand, communications, experience, film, fashion, graphic, industrial. We establish an interface within the context of real life, supporting the most compelling regional voices in design, and talk through to the heart of the practice.

PEAK PERFORMANCE Data, Design, and Driving the Future October 8, 2015 7 to 9 pm / 52 Limited Moderated by Tony Thacker

Tony Thacker is a longtime auto industry authority, author and book publisher based in Los Angeles. Most recently, Tony was Executive Director of the World of Speed, an educational motorsports-themed museum, in Wilsonville. He served as executive director of the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum in Pomona and the marketing director for the famed SO-CAL Speed Shop for 10 years.

Led by the enigmatic Tony Thacker, consider this a glimpse into a not-so-distant future of driverless cars negotiating rush hour traffic and carless drivers using augmented reality.

We’ll trace the path of Salem-based Nick McMillen from passionate video gamer to professional racecar driver and learn how the virtual and augmented training environments being pioneered by Keith Maher in Hillsboro give drivers like McMillen an edge on the track.

Then we'll take on engineering feats from self-driving trucks to land speed motorcycle design with Daimler Trucks North America's former vehicle dynamics manager Matt Markstaller and contemplate the future of automotive design with Aaron Pizzuti, a former design manager at Chrysler. From Pikes Peak to peak performance, where is technology taking us and who exactly is in the driver's seat?

Doors open at 6 pm. Come early for food, drinks and virtual reality demos. Your ticket includes the presentation, dinner, hosted bar, and a limited edition poster.

With Panelists:

Keith Maher is a leading authority in automotive simulation - from programming to podiums, he provides custom simulation solutions to automotive problems. With 22 years in high technology and a motorsports obsession, he founded Maher Solutions, LLC to help people in the automotive industry achieve their goals through simulation.

Matt Markstaller is a mechanical engineer who has worked in various capacities for Daimler Trucks North America for 27 years. He designed and built numerous prototype vehicles including Pikes Peak Hill Climb trucks, test facilities, and wind tunnels. By night, he designs and builds vehicles from open road racers to Bonneville record streamliners.

Nick McMillen is a professional racing driver for Nissan. Born in Salem, he took an unconventional path to professional driving by winning the 2013 GT Academy, an international virtual-to-reality contest that allows the best Gran Turismo players to compete for the opportunity to become professional drivers. He won the Dubai 24 and Silverstone in 2014.

Aaron Pizzuti is a designer specializing in automotive, footwear and consumer product design and creative direction. Following a life long passion for both automobiles and art, he spent nine years at Chrysler as design manager and senior product designer. He's currently Creative Director at Under Armour in Portland.

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Tuesday
Oct 13, 2015
I want to work for IDExperts w/Travis Cannon (Product Manager)
Forge Portland

Can you guess who is our next meetup guest at "I want to work for _ _ _ _ _ _"??? None other than our very good friend Travis Cannon. Yay!

We are thrilled to welcome Travis, who is a Lead Product manager at the fast growing IDExperts.

Travis will share his career journey leading up to this position at IDExperts (through a series of practical Q&As). We will then do in-depth research on what IDExperts is all about... their clients, competition, products, value proposition and much, much more!

The experience and value you will get from this meetup is going to be unlike any other you ever saw... You have my personal guarantee!

Oh, as always, this meetup is POWERED BY FREE PIZZA :)

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Wednesday
Oct 14, 2015
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Wednesday
Oct 28, 2015
Elixir Games PDX
Puppet

We've struggled a bit for the last couple months to fully tackle supervision and GenServer patterns, but we're going to stick with it until we emerge victorious, or until we reach our retry limit and permanently timeout. So, this month we'll be at it again. In fact we'll use the same premise as last month. Take a look here https://github.com/elixir-pdx/pang if you want a refresher if you were with us last month, or to get up to speed if you weren't able to make it.

For the newcomers, the "Games" format is designed to create a bit of friendly competition and is accessible for all ranges of experience; beginners and pros alike.

If you'd like to take a look at the previous sessions' exercises feel free to check them out here: https://github.com/elixir-pdx/, some submitted solutions are available on non-master branches.

Early in this series we'll be focusing mostly on solving problems in a functional paradigm, and as the series continues over time we'll move more and more toward Elixir's differentiators; Erlang interop, hygienic macros, & OTP patterns.

If all that read like gibberish to you, don't worry you don't have to know any of that jargon, and by the time you do everything will already make sense. Because we'll introduce ideas and concepts in a way that will help you understand those things conceptually before you ever need a weird name for them.

Food and drinks will be provided. There will also be small desk fodder prizes for the winning team.

Please make sure you come with a computer to work on and have Elixir pre-installed locally or in a VM and ready to go.

http://elixir-lang.org/install.html

Special thanks to my friends Jeff Weiss, Russell Mull and Puppet Labs, ‘the leader in IT automation’, for hosting us.

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Wednesday
Jan 27, 2016
Discover the stories in your data, democratically
Uncorked Studios

Information is for everyone. As full participants in the knowledge economy, access to information is a basic tenet that we all cherish, especially when it comes to increasing that access to help make better choices. The better informed we are, the better decisions we make. Today, IT and dev functions in companies are often the guardians that maintain, manage, collect, and tend to the vast amounts of information that is being generated as data.

But what if we made it easier for all non-technical folks to understand data with intelligent, intuitive visualization tools? They would all have increased access to information! Our individual perspectives can bring about new insights where each team member stands to gain from finding their own perspective pattern in the data.

Our goal is to democratize data, to put the data exploration and discovery into the hands of the many.

In this event, we intend to fully involve the audience and have a personalized discussion on this novel new way to see the same data from different perspectives. What are the advantages? What are the challenges? How can the technical departments mitigate these challenges? These questions and more will be tackled. Speaker

Vidya Spandana - Popily Vidya builds high-growth, high-impact startups that succeed ethically. She’s currently the chief growth officer at Popily. As a college undergraduate, Vidya co-founded DMV.org and turned it into a multi-million dollar business before turning 21. The company made the Inc. 5000 list, reporting 391% growth in three years. More recently Vidya worked with the White House as a Presidential Innovation Fellow, helping the Office of Science and Technology Policy with the mandate to leverage open data and partnerships to promote economic growth in the world’s poorest countries. She has delivered keynote talks at TEDxPDX 2015: Diversity of Thought and TechFestNorthWest. Vidya has been a mentor and advisor at various early-stage venture firms and startup accelerators such as TechStars, KickLabs and Astia. She is also a co-host of Partially Derivative, the popular data science podcast. For more information on Vidya’s work, please visit: vidyaspandana.com

Event Details: Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 Time: 5:30-7:30 PM Location: Uncorked Studios Price: Members $25 | Nonmembers $45 *Tickets are limited for this event

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Tuesday
May 17, 2016
7CTOs - Portland CTO Happy Hour
Deschutes Brewery

Please RSVP here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/portland-cto-happy-hour-tickets-25220796080

Let's have drinks and appetizers together.

Portland CTO is an initiative by 7CTOs to bring technology leaders together. As fellow CTOs we have a deep appreciation for the shared challenges we face and we know how important it is to get out of our heads and enjoy some beer time together.

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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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Monday
Jul 11, 2016
Failures Before Successes
New Relic

Entrepreneurs are born from all walks of life, but they are forged into great leaders in the fire of execution and error. Their trials and tribulations cause setbacks and sometimes lead to the end of a company, but those who can recover are better for it. In the entrepreneurial world, broken bones heal much stronger and scars carry valuable lessons. We have gathered a group of successful entrepreneurs who will be sharing some of their stories of strife, how they overcame and were better for it.

Join us as we partner with New Relic for their FutureTalks on July 11th. Tyler Phillipi will moderate a panel of seasoned entrepreneurs as they share their stories of learning lessons and success in the Portland tech community.

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Saturday
Aug 20, 2016
fapmydick
Portland State University Engineering Building Room 510

You may be ruled by discontinuity without realizing it. Do not let it confront the richness of your circuit. We can no longer afford to live with illusion. Suffering is born in the gap where presence has been excluded. https://fapmydick.com/videos/67809/cuckold-domina-creampied/

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Wednesday
Sep 14, 2016
Refactoring for Asynchronous Execution on Mobile Devices
CENTRL Office

To improve responsiveness, developers often use asynchronous programming architecture. In the post-PC era, asynchronous programming is even more in demand because mobile and wearable devices have limited resources and access the network excessively. One current development task is refactoring long-running, blocking synchronous code (for example, accessing the Web, a cloud, a database, or a file system) into nonblocking asynchronous code. Danny will guide us through the challenges of retrofitting code from synchronous to asynchronous while presenting program analyses as well as showcasing a growing, practical tool set for this process.

  • Speaker - Danny Dig, Assistant Professor in the School of EECS at Oregon State University & Adjunct Professor at University of Illinois

Registration options include online (12:00pm - 1:00pm) or in-person (11:30am - 1:00pm)

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Saturday
Feb 25, 2017
Intel Scrum Certification Workshop
Portland State University Engineering Building

Want to learn how to take your projects to the next level? Practical, Hands-on Training for Scrum

Join us for an all day Scrum workshop on Feburary 25th, 2017; hosted by the IBEA featuring Suzanne Ward MBA MEng PMP CSM CSPO PSM CSP, a Scrum Master & Agile Coach/Trainer from Intel.

Our world is changing fast. Markets and consumers are demanding faster, cheaper and better products. Demands for quicker turnaround on new product development and innovation have only increased. How do companies like Google, Yahoo, Amazon, and Apple keep up? They practice agile techniques, in particular they utilize scrum to manage their projects.

Scrum has the power to transform project management across every industry, every business, and even across your personal life. By using Scrum, you’ll become more agile, discovering how to react more quickly and respond more accurately to the inevitable change that comes your way. By staying focused, collaborating, and communicating with customers and your team, you can accomplish what truly needs to be done — successfully. Come get a taste of the future of project management and learn about the Scrum process. This one day classroom training with exercises will cover the material from scrum introduction certification class and Product Owner role in the Scrum Process.

STRUCTURE OF EVENT: Day 1 – Learn about the Scrum Process, Learn what a Scrum Master is responsible for, come away with insights on how to manage your next project

BENEFITS Retain more information because of our unique hands-on approach; based on the latest research into brain science Be entertained by stories from our real-world experienced and knowledgeable instructors Maximize investments already made by gaining valuable Professional Development Units (PDUs) Increase your personal worth within your company and in the marketplace Network with people from Intel Corporation and other software companies

Additional for Audience: SW Engineers: eXtreme Programming, Test Driven Development, Pair Programming Project Managers: Bridging the Gap between Project Management and Scrum

WHO SHOULD COME? People whose work is completed through projects and through teams; Software Engineers, Marketing Professionals, Project Managers, Technology Professionals.

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS? FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: PLEASE CONTACT US AT [email protected].

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Saturday
Apr 8, 2017
Northwest Regional Women in Computing Conference
Intel Jones Farm Campus (JFCC Auditorium)

The Northwest Regional Women in Computing (NWrWIC) Celebration focuses on empowering and encouraging women to enter the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields, particularly computer science. The conference brings together students from universities and high schools, with industry leaders from the private and public sectors to engage and inspire the next generation of leaders to play an active role in shaping the future of computing and technology.

The 2017 conference will focus on Internet Security in Our Evolving World. Our mission is to encourage women to pursue and build successful careers in computing and technology by improving their educational experience and engagement with industry leaders. With less than 30% of STEM jobs filled by women, the industry is lacking full representation of the world’s views. This lack of diversity inhibits industry’s innovation potential. Our effort recognizes and empowers women who are part of the computing industry and celebrates all who are supporters of them.

If you are the following, then you would want to come:

College professionals, Industry leaders, Tech job seekers, STEM/Technology leaders, Thought leaders, Professors, Teachers, High School STEM students (must be accompanied by guardian), Register for the event at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nwrwic-2017-tickets-27733352203,

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Saturday
Apr 22, 2017
Oregon Science Startup Forum
Collaborative Life Sciences Building

The Oregon Science Startup Forum is a one-day course in science entrepreneurship.

It's designed for students and professionals of all levels to meet science entrepreneurs, hear from their experiences and meet and connect with intellectual property lawyers and experts in turning science into businesses.

Hosted by the Portland Section of the American Chemical Society.

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Saturday
Jun 10, 2017
Open Ideas in Science
20466 NW Hodes Dr

This week is going to be Great! We'll have our first interactive session. Ernest Bonat will share his idea this week on "Tensorflow or TFLearn?"

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Saturday
Jun 24, 2017
Kaggle Session
Hillsboro Public Library

Do you want to start using Kaggle? Why not learn as a group? I'll share the basics and an example how to start the competition "Titanic - Machine Learning from Disaster".

The second half of our session, we'll experiment with our open idea session. The winner will be awarded Innovator of the week. The winner has the highest potential to be added to our next session.

Here is the link to my transcript and video links. Enjoy! https://portlanddatascience.wixsite.com/home/single-post/2017/06/19/Kaggle-Session

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Wednesday
Jun 28, 2017
AEC VR - Portland
ZGF

This month we are talking about the many ways we can get data from the real world into our virtual environments. LIDAR, infrared, photogrammetry, point cloud, mesh. What does it all mean? What works or doesn't? What's easy and what's a pain in the ass? We've got demos and talks planned, but bring your questions, bring your scanning toys. Participation is welcome.

Demo: Jonah Hawk and Ben Dienes https://www.zgf.com will be showing a site scanned into room-scale VR. They are ready to discuss getting drone licensing the process of getting drone photography into VR.

Presentation: Jon Ellinger, certified photogrammetrist, on behalf of BD aerial, will be walking us through the available technology. What are he options and what are the tools. Paul Tice http://www.topa3d.com will dig into the processes and and using them in some example projects. Schedule:

5:30 - Doors open, network, light snacks and drinks provided by ZGF. 6:00 - Presentations 7:00 - Demos and networking 8:00 - Go home

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Saturday
Jul 15, 2017
Python Basics and Kaggle Titanic Part Duex
Hillsboro Public Library

We had many volunteers to talk about Python. We'll share the basics, Logistic Regression, and how to solve the Kaggle Titanic competition.

We'll have a few lightning talks then an open session for new topics.

You are welcome to join us and share your knowledge!

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Thursday
Jul 20, 2017
ANSYS Technology Event
TopGolf - Hillsboro

Join ANSYS at Topgolf, a premier golf entertainment complex, in Hillsboro, OR for a special ANSYS Technology networking event on July 20th.

If you’ve ever seen a rocket launch, flown on an airplane, driven a car, used a computer, touched a mobile device, crossed a bridge, or put on wearable technology, chances are you’ve used a product where ANSYS software played a critical role in its creation. ANSYS is the global leader in engineering simulation. We help the world’s most innovative companies deliver radically better products to their customers. By offering the best and broadest portfolio of engineering simulation software, we help them solve the most complex design challenges and engineer products limited only by imagination.

Tee off with us and learn more about what sets ANSYS software apart from other engineering simulation tools.

Register now to reserve your spot. https://pages.email.ansys.com/englishevent/?&e=170414PR08USSE&t=Seminar%20Registration&d=ANSYS%20Technology%20Experience%20at%20Topgolf&p=EventPage&tsd=SeminarTrigger-EN

We look forward to golfing with you at this exciting event!

CONTACTS: Josh Martin [email protected]

Tyler Hasman [email protected]

Justin Rumpf [email protected]

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Friday
Jul 21, 2017
Digital Construction Summit
White Stag Block (University of Oregon)

9 AM Doors Open – Coffee 9:30 AM Welcome Greg Howes, Lead Organizer – AEC Hackathon Portland Damon Hernandez, Founder and Executive Director, AEC Hackathon Innovation and the Technology Industry in Oregon Skip Newberry, President and CEO, Technology Association of Oregon Senator Merkley, Senator for Oregon – invited. 10:00 AM Keynote 1: The Future of Design and Making Greg Fallon, Autodesk VP of Simulation 10:50 AM Keynote 2: Renewing the Built Environment with Hackathons and Startups, Collaborative Open Data-Driven Ecosystems for the Built Environment – Connecting Innovators in Oregon, Finland and the world. Teemu Lehtinen, Aalto University, Finland, and Stanford. Chief Digital Officer of the Finnish KIRA-digi project; Digital Transformation within the Real Estate and Construction sectors in Finland. Teemu is the local lead for the AEC Hackathons in Finland and has organized 3 AEC Hackathons and numerous related events. 11.30AM COFFEE 11:45 AM Oregon Cleantech, Advanced Wood Products and Startups Johanna Brickman, Director of Collaborative Innovation, OregonBest 12:00 PM Future Trends Shaping AEC Randall Newton, Consilia Vektor 12.20PM LUNCH 1:00 PM Making Oregon a leader in Digital Construction, Timber Technologies and Immersive Design Greg Howes, Lead Organizer AEC Hackathon Portland, CutMyTimber, IDEAbuilder, Digital Fabrication Network. 1:10 PM Framework, the tallest contemporary wood building in the US – technology’s role in its development Thomas Robinson, Founding Principal, Lever Architecture 1:40 PM The Cutting-Edge in integrating technologies in Design, Manufacturing and Building. Stefan Schneider, Founder and President, CutMyTimber 2:00 PM Spanning Architecture and Manufacturing to produce Digitally-fabricated Timber Nancy Cheng, University of Oregon Department of Architecture, School of Design 2:20 PM R & D from Studio and Applied Research Perspectives Iain Macdonald, Associate Director, TallWood Design Institute at OSU and Judith Sheine, Head of Department of Architecture at University of Oregon 3PM COFFEE 3:20PM Robotics and Digital Fabrication in Architecture – Future Vision Andrew Tsay Jacobs, Perkins and Will – invited 3:45PM Construction, Technology and Innovation Dale Stenning, Operations Manager, Hoffman Construction 4:10PM The Exciting Future of Technology and Timber Manufacturing in Oregon Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici 4:20 PM Merged Reality with Intel Rick Blacker, Developer Evangelist, Intel Corporation – invited 4:40PM BEER AND WINE RECEPTION 6 PM AEC Hackathon PDX Begins!

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29th AEC Hackathon
through White Stag Block (University of Oregon)

AEC Hackathon Portland: Agenda and Registration (we are adding more speakers). Friday, July 21st starting at 6 pm - July 23rd at 6 pm,
White Stag Building at University of Oregon.

The Portland VR Meetup Group is hosting a follow up event on Monday, July 24th from 5:30 - 8:30 PM focused on "Disrupting the $30 Trillion AEC Industry with VR/AR"

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Saturday
Jul 22, 2017
Open Ideas in Data Science
Hillsboro Public Library

Do you want to learn Python Pandas and Machine Learning? Check out our group. We're just getting started with the Titanic competition. Find out you can solve a real world Kaggle problem with Python and Machine Learning.

At the end of the session, we'll brainstorm a new hot topic for the following week presentation. The winning idea will get the innovator of the week.

Join the fun!

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Monday
Jul 24, 2017
Portland VR Meetup: Disrupting a 30 Trillion Dollar Industry - AR/VR for A.E.C.
New Relic

Come join us for our monthly Portland VR Meetups where we explore the growing VR/AR/MR/XR industry and local community.

This month we are exploring how AR/VR will disrupt the 30 trillion dollar a year global industries of Architecture, Engineering, and Construction. More details to come soon!

We will also have food, drinks, AR/VR demos, and the best community networking in town.

This event WILL SELL OUT!

https://impactflow.com/event/disrupting-a-30-trillion-dollar-industry-arvr-for-aec-3493

Agenda

5:30pm - Doors Open / Food / Drinks / Demos / Networking

7:00pm - Event Begins!

  • Quick Community Announcements (20 seconds/ea)

More speakers to be announced soon!

Logan Smith

AEC VR 101: What’s possible, and what’s so easy you should be doing it yesterday.

It’s obvious why the building industry was one of the first to embrace virtual reality for enterprise. The experience of space, scale, light, and texture of a design are communicated better than any 2D rendering.

But VR for architects isn’t just renderings on steroids. The VR tools for verification and collaboration are changing the industry and the built environment for the better. We will take a look at some of the ways architects and contractors have already started using virtual reality, what it takes to get started, and what to watch for just around the corner.

Logan is a co-founder of Bevel, a company providing VR consulting and development for the AEC industry. He runs the Portland AEC VR meetup group. Before moving full time into virtual reality, Logan practiced as a licensed architect and CPHC.

Big thanks to our Sponsors who help make this event happen:

New Relic offers a performance management solution enabling developers to diagnose and fix application performance problems in real time. New Relic is hiring!! https://newrelic.com/about/culture

PANOGS is a Portland based full-service virtual reality (VR) agency specializing in creating immersive and gigapixel hyper-resolution experiences from some of the tallest structures and most inaccessible places on earth. PANOGS will be co-presenting their aerial 360 video reel on the HTC Vive with their Aerial Partner VR Drones. www.panogs.com

The Khronos Group was founded in 2000 to provide a structure for key industry players to cooperate in the creation of open standards that deliver on the promise of cross-platform technology. Today, Khronos is a not for profit, member-funded consortium dedicated to the creation of royalty-free open standards for graphics, parallel computing, vision processing, and dynamic media. www.Khronos.org

PERKINS COIE represents market leaders in AR and VR technology, products, services and content. We assist our clients in raising capital for new ventures, protecting intellectual property, distribution, licensing, regulatory compliance and a wide variety of other legal services. Learn more.

Are you interested in sponsoring, demoing, or volunteering? Then email [email protected] to learn more about opportunities.

If the cost of our tickets($5-20) is a prohibiting factor from your attendance, please email Joshua to ask about scholarship opportunities.

Tickets Will Sell Out: https://impactflow.com/event/disrupting-a-30-trillion-dollar-industry-arvr-for-aec-3493

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Saturday
Jul 29, 2017
Python Machine Learning Titanic Kaggle
Hillsboro Public Library

All aboard the Titanic. Your task, if you choose to accept it, pick a character on the Titanic. Then, you must build a machine algorithm to predict if you survived.

Now that you are afraid of dying, what's the best way to predict your survivorship?

Python Pandas and Numpy. If you want to learn how to build a machine learning algorithm check us out next Saturday at 1 pm in the Hillsboro Brookwood Library. We be using the Kaggle dataset to build our code.

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Saturday
Aug 5, 2017
Open Ideas in Science - Open Ideas in Science
Hillsboro Library

Do you want to learn Python and Machine Learning? Check out our group. We're getting started with the Titanic competition. Find out you can solve a real world Kaggle Titanic problem with Python and Machine Learning.

At the end of the session, we'll brainstorm a new hot topic for the following week presentation. The winning idea will get the innovator of the week.

Join the fun!

Here's our agenda

We've located at the Hillsboro Public Library. We'll be meeting in Conference room A, on the second floor.

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Saturday
Aug 12, 2017
Python Machine Learning and Data Science
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue North Operating Center

We had several new college students join us last week. We had a new idea to help college students with open data. Bring your college problems and we can help brainstorm how to help.

Did you know the top skill people want to learn is a language? How about a programming language like Python? Python is very powerful in Machine Learning. Check out our group on Saturday's at 1 PM.

We're working together to solve the Kaggle Titanic competition. Find out how you can learn Python and Machine Learning very easily and quickly.

At the end of the session, you'll get an opportunity to brainstorm and present new topic ideas for the following week. Did you know you learn exponentially more when you prepare a topic vs attending as a learner? The winning idea will get the innovator of the week.

Join the fun!

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Saturday
Aug 19, 2017
Python Machine Learning and Data Science
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue North Operating Center

Did you know the top skill people want to learn is a language? How about a programming language like Python? Python is very powerful in Machine Learning. Check out our group on Saturday's at 1 PM.

We're working together to solve the Kaggle Titanic competition. Find out how you can learn Python and Machine Learning very easily and quickly.

At the end of the session, you'll get an opportunity to brainstorm and present new topic ideas for the following week. Did you know you learn exponentially more when you prepare a topic vs attending as a learner? The winning idea will get the innovator of the week.

Join the fun!

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Python Machine Learning and Data Science
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue North Operating Center

We have had a wonderful turnout of college students. It would be great to help with your projects. Please bring stop by and check us out.

Did you know the top skill people want to learn is a language? How about a programming language like Python? Python is very powerful in Machine Learning. Check out our group on Saturday's at 1 PM.

We're working together to solve the Kaggle Titanic competition. Find out how you can learn Python and Machine Learning very easily and quickly.

At the end of the session, you'll get an opportunity to brainstorm and present new topic ideas for the following week. Did you know you learn exponentially more when you prepare a topic vs attending as a learner? The winning idea will get the innovator of the week.

Join the fun!

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Saturday
Aug 26, 2017
Python Machine Learning and Data Science
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue North Operating Center

Data Scientists,

Do you want to learn Python the Machine Learning Language?

or

Did you know MongoDB is the most popular NoSQL database? How interesting would it be if you could see it on a Raspberry Pi?

or

How about the schema of Stack Exchange the extremely useful site for stack overflow? Here is a link to Matt's presentation.

We have three excellent presentations this week. At the end of the session, we'll brainstorm a new interesting topic for the following week presentation. The winning idea will get the innovator of the week.

Presenter Topic Time Everyone Introductions 1:00 - 1:10 PM Matt SQL Project 1:10 - 1:35 PM Michael Raspberry Pi & Mongo 1:35 - 2:00 PM Garrett Python 2:00 - 2:20 PM Everyone Brainstorm & Vote Topics 2:20 - 2:30 PM

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Saturday
Sep 9, 2017
Python Machine Learning and Data Science
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue North Operating Center

Do you want to learn Python the Machine Learning Language?

Do you want to see a live demo of an Arduino robot?

How about the Stack Exchange Schema?

We're exploring all of these innovative areas all in one session. We'll share a ton of knowledge in a short amount of time. Don't miss it!

At the end of the session, you'll get an opportunity to brainstorm and present new topic ideas for the following week. Did you know you learn exponentially more when you prepare a topic vs attending as a learner? The winning idea will get the innovator of the week.

Here's a link to my previous Python session https://youtu.be/OX2fVsKbwXg

Here's a link to our topic agenda https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/15cmTfCJdwttpYEONdY-uGxMbCo7Z8_sWCKznKknGZ4k/edit?usp=sharing

Join the fun!

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Saturday
Sep 16, 2017
Data Science Python Machine Learning
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue North Operating Center

Data Scientists,

Do you want to learn about an unmanned robotic spacecraft Cassini?

How about programming a game in Python?

What about the data scheme behind Stack Overflow?

We have three amazing topics with code to share with the group. At the end of the session, we'll brainstorm next topics and someone will be awarded innovator of the week

Here's a YouTube of the previous session on Pygame. https://youtu.be/tRCYaCWzRnU

Join the fun!

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Saturday
Sep 23, 2017
Data Science Python Machine Learning Open Ideas in Science
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue North Operating Center

Do you want to learn more about API calls to Google and Better Doctor?

How about Juno-Jupiter?

At the end of the session, we'll brainstorm new ideas and the winner will be crowned innovator of the week!

Here's a YouTube of the session from the previous week. https://youtu.be/U5sdLYHeJgk

Join the fun!

Agenda Presenter Topic Time Everyone Introductions 1:00 - 1:10 PM Kimberely API calls - Google Maps, Better Doctor 1:10 - 1:25 PM Everyone API calls - Q&A 1:25 - 1:30 PM Kateyln Juno-Jupiter 1:30 - 1:45 PM Everyone Juno-Jupiter Q&A 1:45 - 1:50 PM Everyone Brainstorm & Vote Topics 1:50 - 2:00 PM

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Saturday
Sep 30, 2017
Data Science Python Machine Learning Open Ideas in Science
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue North Operating Center

Data Scientists,

Do you want to learn more about Data Visualization, BI, and Data Lakes?

How about more on Python Pandas and Data Frames? I'll be giving some examples of housing pricing trends.

At the end of the session, we'll brainstorm a new interesting topic for the following week presentation. The winning idea will get the innovator of the week.

Here's a YouTube of the session from the previous week. https://youtu.be/U5sdLYHeJgk

Join the fun!

Agenda Presenter Topic Time Everyone Introductions 1:00 - 1:10 PM Justin Data Visualization,BI,Data Lakes 1:10 - 1:25 PM Everyone Q&A 1:25 - 1:30 PM Garrett Python 1:30 - 1:45 PM Everyone Q&A 1:45 - 1:50 PM Everyone Brainstorm & Vote Topics 1:50 - 2:00 PM

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Saturday
Dec 9, 2017
Ideas Technology
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue North Operating Center

Dear Learners,

Do you enjoy learning and sharing knowledge to help people solve problems? This week we're going to share about patents.

We'll have a thirty-minute talk and at the end of our session, we'll brainstorm and vote for a new interesting topic for ideas on upcoming presentations. The winning idea will get the innovator of the week.

Join the fun!

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Saturday
Jan 13
Ideas in Science & Tech
TVF&R Station 67

Do you want to learn about Machine Learning for IoT devices? Chris is planning to join us fSensiML http://www.sensiml.com/

Do you enjoy learning and sharing knowledge to help people solve problems? Check out this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6XAPnuFjJc) to see what we're about.

We'll have a short presentation and at the end of our session, we'll brainstorm and vote for a new interesting topic for the following week presentation. The winning idea will get the innovator of the week.

Join the fun!

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Saturday
Jan 27
Interested in Asteroids or Gravitational Waves?
TVF&R Station 67

Do you enjoy learning and sharing knowledge to help people solve problems? Check out this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6XAPnuFjJc) to see what we're about.

We'll have a 30-minute demo and at the end of our session, we'll brainstorm and vote on new interesting topic ideas for upcoming presentations. The winning idea will get the innovator of the week.

Join the fun!

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Thursday
Feb 22
PDX Python and Pyladies PDX Present Monthly Presentation Night
New Relic

Come join us for Pythonic talks!

This month, we're proud to present talks covering both advanced and beginner-friendly topics.

Thanks to our speakers Emily Cain and Allan Feldman!

Emily Cain Purrsistent Debugging

One of the most important skills for a software developer is debugging. How do we approach debugging? What tools do we learn? What skills are involved, and what habits do we pick up as we learn them? How do we teach and communicate about these skills?

In this talk, programmer, writer, and technology educator Emily Cain will explore these issues. Beginners will learn about key tools like PDB and the browser's debugger, as well as learning to inspect code and function outputs to look for patterns. Meanwhile, more advanced coders will learn techniques for understanding and discussing these skills, and gain a better perspective on how to help their more junior colleagues advance beyond the "Googling StackOverflow" stage of debugging. And everyone will get to look at adorable pictures of a particularly dedicated cat as she "debugs" her way into an infinite supply of snacks.

Allan Feldman Reference cycles: what are they, how to detect them, and how to fix them

Let's talk about garbage! Ever had a long-running Python process whose memory usage seemed to grow over time? In this talk, Allan Feldman, Senior Software Engineer at New Relic, dives into Python internals to show how reference cycles can happen, how to find them in your code, and how to fix a cycle once found. You'll never look at garbage the same way again!

We'll also open things up for some 3-5 minute Lightning Talks afterward. Are you working on something cool or did you discover a new tool or package? Get up and talk about it!

Submit proposals for talks here: http://bit.ly/portland-python-proposals

All speakers and attendees must follow our code of conduct: http://www.meetup.com/pdxpython/pages/Code_of_Conduct/

Join us after the meetup at Bailey's taproom at 213 SW Broadway to continue the discussion over a beverage.

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Wednesday
Mar 7
Digital Undergrounds: Tools for Radicals and Futurists
People's Food Co-op

We hear a lot about the entrepreneurs, engineers, and companies that shape the digital landscape. But what about the communities that radicalize and transform the world, enacting power from below, using digital technology?

With a series of guest speakers and artists from Portland’s tech and creative scene, we will examine:

  • The question of digital globalization and the emergence of tech in Africa, Latin America, and in indigenous communities.
  • What it means to be an engineer: How do gender, race, and place affect who is recognized as such, and who is not?
  • The relationship of Black aesthetics, girl culture, and the global arts to the digital world, which draws heavily from this creativity in form and content.
  • Ways to advocate for distributing digital resources to marginalized groups in the Portland area and beyond.

Instructor: Ali Colleen Neff, Ph.D. is a digital anthropologist, UX researcher, and the founder of CultureEncode, a center for advocacy and consulting for digital diversity.

Learn more and sign up here: https://www.pugspdx.com/march-2018-courses/digital-undergrounds

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Saturday
Mar 31
Kanban Training & Workshop w/ Suzanne Ward
Portland State University - Fourth Avenue Building

Practical, Hands-on Training For Kanban Learn how to “Stop Starting and Start Finishing”

Join us for an all day Kanban workshop on March 31st, 2018; featuring Suzanne Ward MBA MEng PMP CSM CSPO PSM CSP, a Scrum Master & Agile Coach/Trainer from Intel. Our Kanban workshop will help you adopt a value–centric system of planning and executing your work. In this one day course we cover the basics of Kanban, one of the agile processes, through a combination of theory and extensive exercises. With in-depth exercises and coaching from an experienced practitioner, participants will learn how to initiate change with Kanban and bring in process improvements by identifying and addressing bottlenecks, prioritize, and initiate collaboration.

BENEFITS:

+++ Get a thorough understanding of the Kanban method, its core principles and practices +++ Learn how to design and introduce a Kanban system into your existing work environment +++ Understand how to improve service delivery with Kanban systems and ensure better customer focus +++ Learn to maximize benefits of the Pull-based workflow, limit Work In Progress (WIP) through continuous collaboration and active, ongoing learning and improving by defining the

    best possible team workflow

+++ Learn concepts through case studies, interactive role play, exercises and discussions +++ Retain more information because of our unique hands-on approach; based on the latest research into brain science +++ Be entertained by stories from our real-world experienced and knowledgeable instructors +++ Maximize investments already made by gaining valuable Professional Development Units (PDUs) +++ Increase your personal worth within your company and in the marketplace +++ Network with people from Intel Corporation and other software companies

WHO SHOULD COME?

Kanban is one of the easiest ways to get your process and delivery under control, anyone with work that needs to get done will benefit. People whose work is completed through projects and through teams; Software Engineers, Marketing Professionals, Project Managers, Technology Professionals, CIO’s, Team Leaders, Technical Leaders, Program Managers, Department Managers, Portfolio Managers, Supply Logistics Professionals.

SPEAKER'S CAREER ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

Product, Brand, and Marketing Management in diverse range of markets and industries, with P&L responsibilities up to $100 million annual sales.

Quick Learner of new industries/product offerings with results-oriented achievements. Created excitement around a static accessories category in condensed timeframe. Created full line of support, educational, training, and presentation materials. Impact of efforts increased sales from $16.4M to $37.2M in 24 months.

Program management for multiple high tech/electronic development projects, averaging $3 million annual budget. Serve in project manager and product manager capacities. Two successful worldwide launches in 3 years. $1M annual OEM/B2B sales and $10M annual sales.

Combine demonstrated product management leadership experience with strong hands-on technical background. Equally comfortable delving into product requirements with hard-core engineers as well as presenting to executive level decision makers.

Uniquely skilled at fostering new ideas, building successful cross-functional teams, and nurturing a culture of consumer-driven product development and user experience innovation. Experience working in and managing cross-functional, cross-division, cross-geographic and multi-cultural sales, marketing and engineering organizations.

International program management, sourcing, engineering, OEM/ODM management/development experience. Overseas work assignments in EU and Asia with extended stay in Asia.

SUZANNE WARD'S CERTIFICATIONS:

PMP, Project Management Professional, Project Management Institute PSM, Professional Scrum Master, Scrum.org CSM, CSPO, Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Product Owner, Scrum Alliance CSP, Certified Scrum Professional, Scrum Alliance

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS?

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: PLEASE CONTACT US AT [email protected].

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Monday
Apr 9
Agile Engineering Course - Certified Scrum Developer (CSD)
through Courtyard by Marriott - Portland

In an effort to raise the effectiveness of Scrum, the Scrum Alliance created the Certified Scrum Developer (CSD) program (AKA Agile Engineering course.) A Certified Scrum Developer is someone who has demonstrated through a combination of formal training and a technical skills assessment that he or she has a working understanding of Scrum principles and has learned specialized Agile engineering skills.

This three-day class is aimed at helping software development professionals and teams be more effective when implementing Scrum and other Agile methodologies. You will learn how to create and maintain high quality systems through industry standard practices such as Test Driven Development (TDD), Continuous Integration (CI) and common software design patterns. This class was specifically designed to deliver the core Agile Development Practices Learning Objectives of the CSD program and should prepare the participant to successfully pass the Scrum Alliance CSD Candidate Assessment.

This class focuses on automated testing, TDD (heavily covered in class), Continuous Integration, Design Concepts (Design Principles and Practices) and Extreme Programming (XP) practices. Class is hands-on, and you will participate in a project where you will build an actual feature using Agile practices and learn about the technical practices. You'll learn about how team members interact during sprints. Other topics covered include Technical Debt: Strategies & Techniques to help reduce technical debt.

In order to earn the CSD certification, the Scrum Alliance requires at least five days of formal training followed by a CSD assessment/evaluation. This class fulfills 21 of the required 35 hours and can be paired with the Certified ScrumMaster class to complete the requirement.

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Saturday
Aug 4
Kanban Training & Workshop
Union Bank Tower

Practical, Hands-on Training For Kanban

Learn how to “Stop Starting and Start Finishing”

Join us for an all day Kanban workshop on August 04th, 2018; featuring Suzanne Ward MBA MEng PMP CSM CSPO PSM CSP, a Scrum Master & Agile Coach/Trainer from Intel. Our Kanban workshop will help you adopt a value–centric system of planning and executing your work. In the one day training we cover the basics of Kanban, one of the agile processes, through a combination of theory and extensive exercises. With in-depth exercises and coaching from an experienced practitioner, participants will learn how to initiate change with Kanban and bring in process improvements by identifying and addressing bottlenecks, prioritize, and initiate collaboration.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

      * Understand how to make prioritization, sequencing and scheduling decisions based on economic factors instead of hunches.

      * Learn how to forecast single and multiple work items (releases, sprints) and be able to answer the questions like "When will the work be finished?" accurately instead of guessing due dates.

      * Acquire skills to avoid emotional objections to changes in general and to Kanban WIP limits introduction in particular.

      * Enabled by seven Kanban cadences, be able to introduce continuous learning and improvement process by implementing organizational feedback loops.

      * Familiarize with Kanban Risk Management approaches, service orientation, asymmetrical commitment and rollout phases for a Kanban initiative.

      * Increase Kanban knowledge to manage, sustain and scale evolutionary improvements in their organization.

BENEFITS:

      * Get a thorough understanding of the Kanban method, its core principles and practices.

      * Learn how to design and introduce a Kanban system into your existing work environment.

      * Understand how to improve service delivery with Kanban systems and ensure better customer focus.

      * Learn to maximize benefits of the Pull-based workflow, limit Work In Progress (WIP) through continuous collaboration and active, ongoing learning and improving by defining the best possible team workflow.

      * Retain more information because of our unique hands-on approach; based on the latest research into brain science.

      * Be entertained by stories from our real-world experienced and knowledgeable instructors.

      * Maximize investments already made by gaining valuable Professional Development Units (PDUs).

      * Increase your personal worth within your company and in the marketplace.

      * Network with people from Intel Corporation and other software companies.

      * Learn concepts through case studies, interactive role play, exercises and discussions.

WHO SHOULD COME?

Kanban is one of the easiest ways to get your process and delivery under control, anyone with work that needs to get done will benefit. Kanban works across multiple functions of an organisation, from senior managers looking to adopt Lean Management to members of delivery teams willing to improve their working practices. Who should come? People whose work is completed through projects and through teams;

      * Senior Managers

      * Program and Project Managers

      * Product Managers, Product Owners and Business Analysts

      * Scrum Masters, Team Leads and Change Agents

      * Product & Software Developers & Testers

      * Software Engineers, Marketing Professionals, Project Managers,

      * Agile Coaches & Practitioners (Scrum, XP, DSDM, AgilePM, etc.)

      * Portfolio Managers, Supply Logistics Professionals.

      * Other roles such as HR and Finance professionals

SPEAKER'S CAREER ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

      * Product, Brand, and Marketing Management in diverse range of markets and industries, with P&L responsibilities up to $100 million annual sales.

      * Quick Learner of new industries/product offerings with results-oriented achievements. Created excitement around a static accessories category in condensed timeframe. Created full line of support, educational, training, and presentation materials. Impact of efforts increased sales from $16.4M to $37.2M in 24 months.

      * Program management for multiple high tech/electronic development projects, averaging $3 million annual budget. Serve in project manager and product manager capacities. Two successful worldwide launches in 3 years. $1M annual OEM/B2B sales and $10M annual sales.

      * Combine demonstrated product management leadership experience with strong hands-on technical background. Equally comfortable delving into product requirements with hard-core engineers as well as presenting to executive level decision makers.

      * Uniquely skilled at fostering new ideas, building successful cross-functional teams, and nurturing a culture of consumer-driven product development and user experience innovation. Experience working in and managing cross-functional, cross-division, cross-geographic and multi-cultural sales, marketing and engineering organizations.

      * International program management, sourcing, engineering, OEM/ODM management/development experience. Overseas work assignments in EU and Asia with extended stay in Asia.

SUZANNE WARD'S CERTIFICATIONS:

      * PMP, Project Management Professional, Project Management Institute

      * PSM, Professional Scrum Master, Scrum.org

      * CSM, CSPO, Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Product Owner,   Scrum Alliance

      * CSP, Certified Scrum Professional, Scrum Alliance

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS?

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: PLEASE CONTACT US AT [email protected].

*** P.S. Location might change due to size of class. If this is the case; we'll be using a different venue in the downtown Portland Area.

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Saturday
Sep 29
Do You Want To Learn How To Build a Rocket?
Portland Community Church

Join us as we work on a rocket project. If you're interested in researching the basics, check out this DIY rocket https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2lDXoW78u0&t=230s

If you would like to join the discussion check us out on Zoom https://zoom.us/j/7891236789. If you want to listen, we're also on Facebook Live https://www.facebook.com/KnowledgeMavens/.

Do you want to learn and share your passion in a supportive community? Knowledge Mavens is an ethos of sharing, creativity, and inspiration.

Our Meetup provides an opportunity to "Show and Tell" followed by a feedback and Q&A. You'll have the opportunity to share with our channels such as Meetup, GitHub, YouTube, and Facebook to connect with more passionate people.

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Saturday
Oct 13
Let's Launch Some Rockets!
Garden Home Park

Are you interested in learning and experimenting with rockets? We're going to take a field trip to Garden Home Park and launch a few of our model rockets. Feel free to bring one if you have one. This park is only big enough for class 1 model rockets with engines sizes B and C.

I'll be bringing my riptide and big bertha. I also have an HD spycam I'm planning to mount for some awesome video footage.

If you want to listen to our broadcast, we're on Facebook Live https://www.facebook.com/KnowledgeMavens/.

Do you want to learn and share your passion in a supportive community? Knowledge Mavens is an ethos of sharing, creativity, and inspiration.

Our Meetup provides an opportunity to "Show and Tell" followed by a feedback and Q&A. You'll have the opportunity to share with our channels such as Meetup, GitHub, YouTube, and Facebook to connect with more passionate people.

The second half of our session we'll collaborate on new topics. The winner wins an award for the most interesting topic and the opportunity to share in an upcoming session.

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Saturday
Oct 27
SAFe Product Owner/Product Manager Training
NedSpace

SAFe Product Owner/Product Manager Training

Join us for a our SAFe Product Owner/Product Manager workshop on Saturday, October 27th, 2018; featuring Jay Mittal PMP, CSM, CSPO, SA, SPC; an experienced Project and Product Manager, whose client list include many of the Fortune 500 companies, including Nike, Columbia Sportswear, and Standard insurance in Portland, OR. Jay is a certified trainer for SAFe Scrum Master, SAFe Product Owner, and SAFe Agilist courses.

Blockbuster. Kodak. Tower Records. Nokia. Taxi Industry. Compaq. These companies were all iconic market leaders that couldn’t adapt to new business models and technology innovations ahead of their competitors. Our world is changing fast. Markets and consumers are demanding faster, cheaper, and better products. Demands for quicker turnaround on new product development and innovation have only increased. Enterprises must learn how to adapt quickly to these changing technologies and economic conditions or they will become extinct, no matter their size, smarts, or strength. This holds true even for businesses that don’t consider themselves Information Technology (IT) or software companies. Professional services, financial services, healthcare institutions, and government entities are all highly dependent on their ability to produce new technology-based products and services. How do companies like Google, Yahoo, Amazon, and Apple keep up? They practice agile techniques.

FAMOUS LAST WORDS

IBM: "There will only ever be a need for 100 computers." DEC: "No one would ever buy a personal computer." Blockbuster: "People don't want to watch films over the internet." Novell: "Our technology is much more sophisticated than Microsoft." Bookstores: "People want to pick up and handle the books, not read them on the computer." SONY: "Beta technology is far superior to VHS." LOTUS: "Our spreadsheet is far superior to Microsoft even if it is complicated." NOKIA: "Our phones are the world standard, even if they are proprietary." TOWER RECORDS: "People want to own their own music, not rent it online." BlackBerry: "Our security is what companies want, they won't let Android or iPhones on their network, even if our stuff costs more." Kodak: "People will always prefer film cameras, even if we invented digital ones."

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

You’ll learn how to apply Lean thinking to write Epics, break them down into Features and Stories, plan and execute Iterations, and plan Program Increments. Finally, attendees learn about the Continuous Delivery Pipeline and DevOps culture, how to effectively integrate as Product Owners and Product Managers, and what it takes to relentlessly improve the ART. In addition, you'll learn;

 * Learn about the Scrum Process.
 * Learn what a Product Owner/Product Manager is responsible for.
 * Come away with insights on how to manage your next project
 * Learn about the Scaled Agile Framework for enterprises.
 * Learn what a Product Owner for in large organizations like Intel, Nike, Google, and Apple are implementing Agile techniques in Scaled environments. Come away with insights on how to manage your next projects.
 * Apply SAFe in the Lean enterprise
 * Connect SAFe Lean-Agile principles and values to the PO/PM roles
 * Collaborate with Lean Portfolio Management
 * Explore continuous value with Program Increment Planning
 * Execute the Program Increment and deliver continuous value
 * Articulate the Product Owner and Product Manager roles
 * Create a role action plan

BENEFITS

 * Retain more information because of our unique hands-on approach; based on the latest research into brain science
 * Be entertained by stories from our real-world experienced and knowledgeable instructors
 * Maximize investments already made by gaining valuable Professional Development Units (PDUs)
 * Increase your personal worth within your company and in the marketplace
 * Network with people from Intel Corporation and other software companies

WHO SHOULD COME?

People whose work is completed through projects and through teams; Software Engineers, Marketing Professionals, Project Managers, Technology Professionals, Students in MBA or undergrad business programs.

JAY MITTAL’S CAREER ACCOMPLISHMENTS

 * Highly skilled professional with over fifteen years of experience, Jay has extensive experience in diverse software and hardware platforms providing management, leadership, analysis, design, development, migration to implement business technology solutions.
 * Experienced in complete life cycle of software development projects in both Waterfall and Agile frameworks including working as Project Manager, Product Manager, Scrum Master and Agile coach.
 * Consulting experience with Standard Insurance, Anthem Insurance, Nike, Michelin Tire, Novelis, WebMD.
 * Experienced in different Industry Verticals including: Retail, Life & Health Insurance, Manufacturing, Advertising, and Banking.
 * Worked as Project and Product Manager with Fortune 500 companies. Client list include Nike, Standard Insurance, Michelin Tire, and WebMD.

JAY MITTAL'S CERTIFICATIONS

 * Implementing Scaled Agile Framework - SAFe 4.5 Program Consultant (SPC)
 * Leading Scaled Agile Framework - SAFe 4.5 Agilist (SA)
 * Scaled Agile Framework for Teams - SAFe 4.5 Practitioner (SP)
 * Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Master (CSM)
 * Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)
 * PMI certified Project Management Professional (PMP)
 * Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP - MS Project 2010)

CERTIFICATIONS FOR THIS TRAINING

This workshop is meant to introduce professionals and students to the Scrum methodology, though the material we cover will give you the knowledge and material covered in the exam for the Professional Scrum Master (PSM) certification. https://www.scrum.org/. Our students have gone on to take this test after the event, and passed. In addition for more information with SAFe certification. www.scaledagile.com

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