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Friday
Oct 17, 2008
Equilibrium: The Human Mash Up
Olympic Mills Commerce Center

Equilibrium: The Human Mash Up

RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/art-tech08 Read reviews of the first of three Mash Up events: http://tinyurl.com/yelpreview08

Featuring Live DJs Echoik & Frequency

Working Artists Network + Software Association of Oregon introduce Equilibrium: The Human Mash Up. In the spirit of disruptive ideas and breaking down barriers we ask, "How can art and technology and the synergy of the two address humanity's next evolutionary step?" Four categories of work will address these questions and collectively speak to the power of human ingenuity. We invite artistic and technological creators to submit their work that addresses human survival in an era of interspecies evolution, revolution, and devolution.

Art and technology are two words that for many represent vastly different worlds, and for generations have largely existed along parallel, yet non-convergent lines. But now the potential for unprecedented collaboration is here. Ever-evolving technologies allow us to share ideas across borders, both geographic and symbolic. Such potential for shared ideas has helped break down long standing silos that for generations inhibited expansive thought and human progression.

The lines are now blurred. Creators of all sorts now have public space to mutually ponder where we've been, where we are, and where we're going. By sharing once segregated perspectives, we can see the world through a different lens and evolve as a species like never before.

E= m4 humanity - Submissions will fall into one of four conceptual areas:

Momentum: captures the inertia and velocity of human innovation Maintenance: captures the drive for ecological and human preservation Multiplicity: captures the boundless potential of human convergence Mobility: captures the facilitation of human movement and idea exchange http://tinyurl.com/yelpreview08

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Wednesday
Jan 7, 2009
WikiWednesday and RecentChangesCamp planning
AboutUs

Happy New Year! Come join us for the first WikiWednesday of 2009. As usual, it will be a slightly informal event with drinks and snacks provided.

This time around, we want to primarily focus on discussing February's RecentChangesCamp (see the Upcoming listing or 2009rcc.org). If you've ever been interested in attending RCC or just are curious, please do swing by.

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Wednesday
Feb 4, 2009
Wiki Wednesday
AboutUs

The second Wiki Wednesday of 2009! This is the last Wiki Wednesday before RecentChangesCamp (Feb 20-22), and consider this something of a pre-party for RCC.

Please come, partake of beer and snacks, and talk wiki with us.

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Friday
May 15, 2009
The 2009 Solar & Sustainability Science Fair
PHC Northwest

The 2009 Solar & Sustainability Science Fair is presented by PHC Northwest, host to the largest single-roof solar array in the Pacific Northwest. This FREE event challenges the minds of tomorrow and celebrates the people working towards a cleaner, more sustainable world today. It features “green” projects created by local students alongside exhibits from more than 35 solar and renewable energy organizations showcasing their latest programs and technologies. For more info visit http://www.phcnw.com/solar.

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Sunday
Oct 4, 2009
End Bloglessness 3
Webtrends

That's right, time to End Bloglessness, AGAIN! Whoo-Hoo! Gather up your friends, family, or any one else you can think of who has been looking to start a blog and come join us! Sunday, October 4th from 12:00-5:00pm

Format

Each session will be 1 hour: 15 minute presentation and 45 minutes of assisted help. During assisted help, attendees can raise their hands to get help from one of our assistants. Assistants are folks from the Portland tech scene that have done this process before who can help you with your questions.

Agenda

* Session 1 - Sign up for your blog 12:00-1:00pm;
* Session 2 - Dial in the settings for your blog 1:00-2:00pm;
* Session 3 - Intro to posting on your blog 2:00-3:00pm;
* Session 4 - How to promote your blog 3:00-4:00pm;
* 4:00-5:00pm will be an open help time to ask help with anything you'd like.

What to expect

We are focusing on WordPress blogs for this workshop. We chose WordPress so that if your blog is going well enough and you need to graduate to a hosted blog, you're data and experience will be compatible. By the time you leave the workshop, you'll have a blog that is ready to go and some direction on how to connect with other local bloggers. We are expecting people from all skill levels, including the technically challenged. Everyone will be treated with respect and will be encouraged. We'll be hosting the event at Webtrends. There are some computers available to use, but we highly recommend bringing your laptop if you have one as there likely won't be enough computers for everyone. Help us get the word out!

Most of the people we're hoping to reach are either to far outside of our social circles or are offline completely. We could use your help in letting people know about this free workshop to get a blog up and running. We don't care if your motivation to blog is personal, professional, or political; we'll help you get one up and running.

* Tweet the link to this page http://bit.ly/ufsYL
* Email this page to a friend
* RSVP on Upcoming and Calagator
* Tell someone in real life using your voice. Crazy, huh?

Why is this free?

We're hoping to make new friends and be good citizens. We don't want to be an insular group, so we want to enable others to join. And, because we're Portlanders inspired by other Portlanders to DIY and that Yes We Can. :)

Help out

If you have experience with installing WordPress, we'd love to have you help answer people's questions. Please leave us a comment below if you're interested in helping!

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Monday
Nov 9, 2009
Free Talk: What It Takes to Make a Website
Umpqua Bank Pearl District

This informative “big picture” presentation is for anyone who wants to start their own website but has no idea where to begin. Should you hire someone? Can you do it yourself? Learn the difference between HTML, WYSIWYG, CSS and CMS. Find out about hosting. Learn how to get a domain. Bring your questions!

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Wednesday
Nov 11, 2009
Perl Mongers: Bucardo (replication for your Postgres database)
Free Geek

Bucardo is a mature replication system written in Perl for PostgreSQL that supports asynchronous replication for both master-slave and multi-master systems. Originally designed for slow and unreliable networks, it has remarkable recovery ability, an easy to use command-line interface and development is active! Uses for Bucardo include: a slave read-only database, multi-master replication, data warehousing and just having fun moving your data around! Will include overview replication for PostgreSQL in general, a tour of features, and a basic configuration walk through.

http://bucardo.org/wiki/Bucardo

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Tuesday
Dec 8, 2009
Winter Coders' Social - Third Annual Edition
NedSpace Old Town

We're doing it again! Come join Portland's tech community and celebrate the closing of another year.

This is a fun, free annual event that members of many local user groups get together at to mingle, eat and play games. This is the third time the event's been held and it's been lots of fun every time.

Please bring a game to share!

Bring something yummy to the potluck: tell us what you're bringing.

Come and eat with us: see what others are bringing

This Year's Sponsors:

Nedspace
And

Thursday
Dec 10, 2009
Rediscover Your Future
Downtown Hillsboro

Entrepreneur Programs Help Individuals and Businesses Survive and Thrive Amid Recession

--A program to help dislocated workers explore and expand their potential as entrepreneurs--

Building a strong business future in Washington County is the focus of a new business incubator located in downtown Hillsboro: Green Sustainable Business Accelerator (GSBA).

GSBA offers a new approach to successful entrepreneurship. Instead of fruitless job searches, sending out dozens of resumes and experiencing the reality that a job might be unattainable in the present economy, we offer hope and help to those who would like to take a different approach by creating their own business. Those who embark on that venture need a strong support network and mentoring to be successful. GSBA offers that and more.

The Kauffman FastTrac® LaunchPad initiative is being offered in response to the many workers who have lost their jobs and businesses that are struggling due to the current economic environment. It is a proven fact that entrepreneurship plays a key role in getting America back on the road to recovery. Over 300,000 entrepreneurs have participated in FastTrac® programs.

To apply for the program, or to receive more information, please visit: http://www.gsbaccelerator.org/future.html Call Dan Smith at (866)638-1097 Or e-mail: [email protected]

Cost: FREE

Sponsor: The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

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Thursday
May 27, 2010
Free half-day seminar on DB2 for z/OS by Sheryl Larsen, IBM Gold Consultant
Lloyd 700 Building

Sheryl Larsen is one of the most sought-after DB2 consultants in the world, and IBM is sponsoring her to present a free half-day seminar about DB2 10 (the newest version of DB2 z/OS recent) and valuable advice from dozens of real-world SQL performance tuning engagements.

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Thursday
Aug 12, 2010
Java Code to Coast event in Pioneer Courthouse Square
Pioneer Courthouse Square

Java Code to Coast event in Portland Oregon

Free

THURSDAY August 12th 6-9pm

Java developers, architects, programmers, and enthusiasts: get ready for a real adrenaline rush. The Java Road Trip: Code to Coast tour is visiting 20 cities across the United States showcasing Oracle's commitment to everything Java. Heading up the tour are key Java technologists from Oracle, who will be demonstrating the latest Java software, engaging with Java User Group (JUG)members, and meeting with enterprise developers and consumers.

The event will be hosted from 6-9pm at Pioneer Courthouse Square

701 SW 6th Avenue (bordered by SW Yamhill, SW Morrison and SW Broadway) Portland, OR 97205.

This high-tech block party on wheels is your chance to share the spirit of innovation that is the essence of Java.

Speaker: Brent Christian

Brent Christian, a Senior Member of Technical Staff with Oracle, will be doing technology demos for the Portland event. In his 10+ years with Sun, he worked on Client Java technologies which included the AWT and Swing toolkits, as well measuring, analyzing, and improving client performance. He has spent the last few years on the JavaFX graphics team, focusing on the animation system along with performance benchmarking and analysis. Location: The event will be hosted from 6-9pm at Pioneer Courthouse Square

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Friday
Sep 24, 2010
Kool Apps 2010: Open Data and Open Source Geospatial
Portland State University (PSU) - Smith Memorial Center

CLICK HERE to register for free on EventBrite

Oregon/SW Washington URISA (http://www.orurisa.org/) presents:

KOOL APPS 2010 FEATURING OPEN DATA AND OPEN SOURCE

This all day event is free to the public. It is co-sponsored by the PDX-Open Source GIS users group, a special interest group of OR-URISA.

This event is coordinated with WhereCampPDX, and attendees are encouraged to attend both events!

Attendees should plan on bringing a laptop to participate in the hands-on portion and a three-hour walk-thru of selected open source GIS applications.

Agenda: * 9am - 11am : OpenStreetMap - Presented by Cloudmade * 11am - Noon : The Open Source GIS stack - Presented by PDX-OSGIS * Noon - 1pm: Lunch on your own * 1pm -3pm : The Open Source GIS stack * 3pm - 5pm : Invited demos of projects solved with open source gis tools.

Beverages and light snacks provided by OR-URISA

This event takes place at Portland State University, in the Smith Center's VanPort Room (#338). Registration is free but space is limited to 72 participants.

Please feel free to post any questions to the PDX-OSGIS user group!

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Saturday
Nov 13, 2010
Interactive Video Showcase
theSlate

Join us Saturday, November 13th for a special showcase of audiovisual performance and interactive art.

8pm-11pm at theSlate cultural incubator in Northwest Portland. Free and open to all. The schedule:

VISITING FROM LONDON! The “Magic Wall” Antique Video Installation

Glitch-Hop-Folk-Tronic and Visuals by one-man-band Midlman Live DVD Album Recording!

Augmented Reality Mural by Studio 1

Interactive Drawing Station by Light Troupe

Multi-mapped surface laser drawing app by Ether Skawtus

You can RSVP on Facebook if you’re into that sort of thing: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=158991537467895

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Tuesday
Dec 14, 2010
Winter Coders' Social - Fourth Annual Edition
Shopigniter Office

We're doing it again! Come join Portland's tech community and celebrate the closing of another year.

This is a fun, free annual event that members of many local user groups get together at to mingle, eat and play games. This is the fourth time the event's been held and it's been lots of fun every time.

Please bring a game to share!

Bring something yummy to the potluck: tell us what you're bringing.

Come and eat with us: see what others are bringing

This Year's Sponsors:

Shopigniter

Wednesday
Mar 16, 2011
Free Yoga at AboutUs
AboutUs

Every Wednesday at 11:45 Becca Blain teaches a flow yoga class in the AboutUs office on the 5th floor of the Olympic Mill building.

If you're interested in joining us for free expert instruction in breathing, alignment, strength and flexibility stop by and join us for this casual drop-in class.

Bring your own mat, although we have a few extras.

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Monday
Mar 21, 2011
PortlandWiki Monday Meets -- Come Hang With Local CivicWiki Geeks
Powell's Technical Books

Tonight's Discussion

User Interface!

How can PortlandWiki present a more inviting user interface?

And

Rehearse sampling of community-approved hijinks and practical jokes in anticipation of upcoming April Fools Day.

Come enjoy some friendly discussion! We usually have a good time.

Hope to see you this evening!

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Friday
Mar 25, 2011
Free Yoga at AboutUs
AboutUs

Every week Becca Blain teaches a flow yoga class in the AboutUs office on the 5th floor of the Olympic Mill building.

SPECIAL TIME: FRIDAY THIS WEEK!!!

If you're interested in joining us for free expert instruction in breathing, alignment, strength and flexibility stop by and join us for this casual drop-in class.

Bring your own mat, although we have a few extras.

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Monday
Mar 28, 2011
PortlandWiki Monday Meets -- Come Hang With Local CivicWiki Geeks
Powell's Technical Books

Tonight's Discussion

User Interface!

How can PortlandWiki present a more inviting user interface?

And

Wiki blogs!

Come enjoy some friendly discussion! We usually have a good time.

Hope to see you this evening!

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Monday
Apr 4, 2011
PortlandWiki Monday Meets -- Come Hang With Local CivicWiki Geeks
Powell's Technical Books

Tonight's Discussion

User Interface!

How can PortlandWiki present a more inviting user interface?

And...

PortlandWiki front page news blurbs! We want your contributions!

Come enjoy the discussion!

We're fun-luvin' geeks who generally have a good time.

Hope to see you this evening!

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Wednesday
Apr 6, 2011
FREE YOGA at AboutUs
AboutUs

We have a wonderful yoga teacher, Rebecca Blain. We have mats. We have space. We have free yoga! Please join us.

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Wednesday
Apr 13, 2011
FREE YOGA at AboutUs
AboutUs

Enjoy an hour of relaxation, breathing and balancing with Rebecca Blain, yoga teacher extraordinaire! All levels welcome, from "never taken a yoga class" to "I can't live without yoga."

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Tuesday
Apr 26, 2011
Web Analytics with PDX Tech4Good
Mercy Corps Action Center

Mandarin Chinese. Spanish. Hindi. Web Analytics. Well, Web Analytics might not be quite as challenging to learn as a second language, but it requires understanding new terms and skills to interpret what all the charts and graphs mean. Join the PDXTech4Good community for a presentation by Eric T. Peterson, Founder and Senior Partner at Web Analytics Demystified and Co-Founder of The Analysis Exchange. You don't want to miss this free chance to learn the ins and outs of Web Analytics from a real pro!

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Wednesday
Apr 27, 2011
Free Yoga for Tech Folk
AboutUs

Relieve those aching shoulders, improve your posture and clear your brain! Yoga is great for those of us who use computers all day long. Come to AboutUs and enjoy an hour of stretching, breathing, balancing and building strength with Rebecca Blain, our company yoga teacher.

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Wednesday
May 4, 2011
Free Yoga for Tech Folk
AboutUs

Relieve those aching shoulders, improve your posture and clear your brain! Yoga is great for those of us who use computers all day long. Come to AboutUs and enjoy an hour of stretching, breathing, balancing and building strength with Rebecca Blain, our company yoga teacher.

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Wednesday
May 25, 2011
FREE YOGA for tech folks
AboutUs

Tight shoulders? Computers can kill you. Join us at AboutUs for an hour of stretching, breathing and light strengthening moves. Class led by Rebecca Blain, an experienced and friendly teacher. Beginners welcome - Rebecca teaches to everyone's individual needs.

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Wednesday
Jun 8, 2011
Free Yoga for Tech Folk
AboutUs

Sore shoulders? Tight neck? No wonder - bodies aren't supposed to operate a computer all day long. Come and stretch, breathe and strengthen with our wonderful yoga teacher, Becca Blain. Mats provided, and if it's sunny, we'll do yoga on the roof. FREE!

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Tuesday
Jun 28, 2011
Working with Consultants- PDX Tech4Good
Mercy Corps Action Center

A good consultant can make all the difference when your project could use an objective eye or some expert advice. Input from a bad consultant, on the other hand, has the capacity to be completely counterproductive! Join the Portland nonprofit and technology community for a discussion on the topic from some true pros, Tim Wilson of Western Arts Alliance and Ash Shepherd of NPower Northwest. It will be a fun, informative, and fast-paced talk on the essentials of working with expert advisors.

This is a great opportunity to network with other tech-savvy Portlanders (plus delicious complementary beverages and snacks are provided by local specialty shop, Foster and Dobbs)!

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Tuesday
Aug 23, 2011
LANDesk Service Desk Complimentary Lunch 'N' Learn
Standard TV & Appliance

Note: This event is FREE, however space is limited so please RSVP.

Learn how to get the most out of your IT help desk while enjoying a complimentary taco bar by Qdoba!

We will be having lunch with representatives from LANDesk Software who will show us the power of LANDesk Service Desk!

Plus free giveaways courtesy of LANDesk!

RSVP to [email protected] Space is limited so please sign up early.

Questions? Call us at 503-644-3434.

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Tuesday
Sep 27, 2011
PDX Tech4Good Round Table
Mercy Corps Action Center

It’s the PDXTech4Good Back-to-School Special! Our September meetup offers three roundtables for a lively show and tell session on a topic of your choosing. Just like the first day of school, PDXTech4Good will focus the first fall session on getting to know you and your organization. We invite you to bring an idea, challenge, solution, or tip to share in one of three suggested breakouts—websites, databases, and social media. Got a topic not included in one of the breakouts? Bring it and we will work it into the mix.

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Tuesday
Oct 25, 2011
Website Planning with PDX Tech4Good
Mercy Corps Action Center

It's hard to deny that technology planning stinks. At this month's PDXTech4Good, you'll learn how to get over it and create a website technology plan for implementation and funding that will make your website dream a reality.

Sean Larkin of ThinkShout, Inc. will talk about how to get the right people involved in your tech plan, the fundamentals to include in your plan, and how to create a story to get your website project funded.

Agenda:

5:30 - 5:45 - Networking and tasty refreshments from Foster & Dobbs!

5:45 - 6:30 - Brief presentation & open discussion

6:30 - More networking

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Tuesday
Nov 29, 2011
The Future of Tech & Social Good Work in PDX
Mercy Corps Action Center

Join mayoral candidate Jefferson Smith to talk about what work the city is doing to support nonprofits, social good businesses, and technology!

Free and open to the public. RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/netsquared-13/events/23820051/

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Thursday
Dec 1, 2011
OEN Angel Oregon Information Session - For Companies Seeking Outside Investors - Dec. 2011
Miller Nash

Learn about what angel investors look for in an angel investment, what it means to be "investor ready", the Angel Oregon application, how to use GUST (the software platform used by Angel Oregon to gather and review company information), the Angel Oregon process, and a brief overview of the Angel Oregon 2012 term sheet. OEN’s Angel Oregon is an annual investment conference for Concept and Launch stage companies. This year, the OEN Angel Oregon Steering Committee is hoping to raise in excess of $300,000 with a minimum of $200,000 going to the Launch Stage Company winner and the possibility of second and even third place investments too.

Speakers

•Kermit Yensen, Company Recruitment Chair, Angel Oregon 2012

•Dennis Powers, Angel Oregon 2012 Steering Committee and longtime angel investor/advisor.

•Shelley Gunton, Chair, Angel Oregon 2012 (and Angel Oregon 2005 winner)

•Julie Brown, OEN

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Tuesday
Dec 13, 2011
Winter Coders' Social - Fifth Annual Edition
Cloudability

Join Portland's tech community in celebrating the end of another year. This is a fun, free annual event where members of local user groups and their families are invited to mingle, eat and play games. This is the fifth time the event's been held and it's lots of fun every time.

We'll have a potluck, so you're welcome to bring something yummy to share with others. If possible, label your food and whether it meets particular dietary needs, e.g. "vegan", "vegetarian", gluten-free", etc. If you'd like, tell others what you plan to bring, or see what others are bringing at http://goo.gl/akjFi. We'll provide beverages, plates, cups, utensils and napkins.

Like games? Bring your favorites and play them with others. We'll have some rooms with tables set aside. Have an activity or contest that you'd like to organize? Join the discussion at https://groups.google.com/group/pdxgroups.

Please spread the word, all are welcome. See you there!

PS: We're grateful to Urban Airship , Emma, ShopIgniter and Portland Incubator Experiment (PIE) for sponsoring this event.

Wednesday
Jan 4, 2012
FREE YOGA at AboutUs
AboutUs

If you use a computer all day - that includes laptops, iPads, whatever - your shoulders, upper back and lower back are probably pretty tight. Loosen them up and build strength in every part of your body, with expert guidance from veteran Portland yoga teacher Rebecca Blain.

Rebecca welcomes students of all ability levels to our weekly Wednesday class, and we'd love to see you, too. Bring your own mat, or use one of ours. Changing facilities available.

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Friday
Jan 6, 2012
BYTE ME 2012 - A Showcase of Technological Art
Launch Pad Gallery

2012 is a year filled with anticipation... Will our planet come to a sudden end? Will the world economy crumble? Will Obama get re-elected? Who knows? Does anyone care? BYTE ME, 2012 can take your mind off of all these difficult questions and perhaps even answer some of them for you.

The event showcases installations and artwork by Portland artists Libbey White, Donald Delmar Davis, Jonas Nash, and Cameron Adamez that highlight the use of technology in different ways.

The centerpiece is the world premiere of the installation T,E.D. (Transformations, Emotional Deconstruction), created by Sean Hathaway, with music by Carlos Severe Marcelin. This large work features 80 customized Teddy Ruxpin dolls wired together, delivering real-time emotional content from the internet based on the Emotion Wheel developed by the psychologist Robert Plutchik. The work uses speech engines and lighting to deliver a seamless and continuous conversation between the animated dolls who have had their motherboards replaced by the custom board designed for this piece by the creator. Interactive real-time input can also be done by the audience through text messaging or an on-site TED software application.

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Wednesday
Jan 11, 2012
FREE YOGA at AboutUs
AboutUs

If you use a computer all day - that includes laptops, iPads, whatever - your shoulders, upper back and lower back are probably pretty tight. Loosen them up and build strength in every part of your body, with expert guidance from veteran Portland yoga teacher Rebecca Blain.

Rebecca welcomes students of all ability levels to our weekly Wednesday class, and we'd love to see you, too. Bring your own mat, or use one of ours. Changing facilities available.

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Wednesday
Jan 18, 2012
FREE YOGA at AboutUs
AboutUs

If you use a computer all day - that includes laptops, iPads, whatever - your shoulders, upper back and lower back are probably pretty tight. Loosen them up and build strength in every part of your body, with expert guidance from veteran Portland yoga teacher Rebecca Blain.

Rebecca welcomes students of all ability levels to our weekly Wednesday class, and we'd love to see you, too. Bring your own mat, or use one of ours. Changing facilities available.

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Shore 'n Tell
Matrix Networks

Come experience the revolutionary ShoreTel IP phone system from the team at Matrix Networks. Recently awarded the 10th best out of over 800 ShoreTel vendors World wide, Matrix is the solution provider for all your communication needs. Join us for Happy Hour complete with hors d'oeuvres and adult beverages!!!

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Thursday
Jan 19, 2012
New Tech Society Happy Hour
Thirsty Lion

Ever notice how fragmented the Portland tech community is? We did—and we’re doing something about it!

The New Tech Society was founded to bring together a diverse group of individuals; technologists from a variety of disciplines and industries within the Portland community. We meet for one night a month to make new connections, exchange ideas and enjoy each other’s company.

Join us!

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Wednesday
Jan 25, 2012
FREE YOGA at AboutUs
AboutUs

If you use a computer all day - that includes laptops, iPads, whatever - your shoulders, upper back and lower back are probably pretty tight. Loosen them up and build strength in every part of your body, with expert guidance from veteran Portland yoga teacher Rebecca Blain.

Rebecca welcomes students of all ability levels to our weekly Wednesday class, and we'd love to see you, too. Bring your own mat, or use one of ours. Changing facilities available.

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Sunday
Jan 29, 2012
tadalafil
BrainSilo

Hello! sildenafil , tadalafil ,

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Wednesday
Feb 1, 2012
FREE YOGA at AboutUs
AboutUs

If you use a computer all day - that includes laptops, iPads, whatever - your shoulders, upper back and lower back are probably pretty tight. Loosen them up and build strength in every part of your body, with expert guidance from veteran Portland yoga teacher Rebecca Blain.

Rebecca welcomes students of all ability levels to our weekly Wednesday class, and we'd love to see you, too. Bring your own mat, or use one of ours. Changing facilities available.

Website
Wednesday
Feb 8, 2012
FREE YOGA at AboutUs
AboutUs

If you use a computer all day - that includes laptops, iPads, whatever - your shoulders, upper back and lower back are probably pretty tight. Loosen them up and build strength in every part of your body, with expert guidance from veteran Portland yoga teacher Rebecca Blain.

Rebecca welcomes students of all ability levels to our weekly Wednesday class, and we'd love to see you, too. Bring your own mat, or use one of ours. Changing facilities available.

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Wednesday
Feb 15, 2012
FREE YOGA at AboutUs
AboutUs

If you use a computer all day - that includes laptops, iPads, whatever - your shoulders, upper back and lower back are probably pretty tight. Loosen them up and build strength in every part of your body, with expert guidance from veteran Portland yoga teacher Rebecca Blain.

Rebecca welcomes students of all ability levels to our weekly Wednesday class, and we'd love to see you, too. Bring your own mat, or use one of ours. Changing facilities available.

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Saturday
May 19, 2012
SharePoint Saturday Portland - You must register to attend.
Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

SharePoint Saturday is a free educational event focused on Microsoft SharePoint. The event is open to the public and offers something for SharePoint users of all experience levels. SharePoint Saturday is a unique event because it is an event that anyone can attend, and it won’t interfere with your work schedule. Unlike other trade shows and educational events, this event is planned with a community focus: to identify the needs of the local SharePoint community and provide the solutions, you will not get a day of sale pitches. We bring in experts, consultants, and Microsoft MVPs from around the country to share their experiences, tips, and best practices. This is also a great opportunity for you to meet the Portland SharePoint community, ask questions, network, or share your experiences. We hope to have lots of giveaway items as well. Join us!

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Thursday
Jun 7, 2012
Switchyard First Thursday: June
Switchyard Creative Offices Website
Thursday
Jul 12, 2012
How to be a Social Allstar
Embassy Suites Portland - Washington Square

As part of our commitment to helping our customers succeed, Frontier Small Business, in conjunction with the Bonfire Social Media Marketing, is pleased to invite you to our upcoming FREE live event: How to Become a Social All-Star. This engaging live event features a distinguished panel of experts who will bring together case studies, tips and tricks to help small business owners become Social All-Stars.

You'll enjoy a complimentary breakfast and be entered into a drawing for a free, autographed copy of Mastering LinkedIn in 7 Days or Less.

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Thursday
Aug 9, 2012
Linux Playground (free class)
Free Geek

Ubuntu, Mint, Debian, Fedora, ArchLinux. What are all these distributions (flavors) of Linux and how are they similar and different? Come learn about many different versions of Linux and try them out on our test machines. Learn the basics of installing your chosen version of Linux on your own computer. Come prepared to have fun and ask questions.

Please sign up in advance by visiting the volunteer desk at Free Geek or calling us at 503-232-9350.

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Friday
Aug 10, 2012
Using Windows Programs in Ubuntu (free class)
Free Geek

New to Ubuntu/Linux and have a Windows program you just can't live without? Learn how to search for Linux equivalents or use programs like Wine to make your Windows programs compatible with your computer.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday
Nov 13, 2012
Open Enrollment 101: Answering your questions about health insurance
Kenton Public Library

FREE Educational Seminar with Q&A

Confused by your employee benefit options during open enrollment? Ever wonder exactly how an HMO or PPO works? This workshop, hosted by a former insurance industry insider will cover the basics of open enrollment, provide alternative healthcare solutions and options for the uninsured. Every year more than half of all employees waste nearly $800 on poor open enrollment decisions. Don't be that guy!

The goal of this seminar is to provide education to help SAVE YOU MONEY on health insurance and out-of-pocket medical costs.

This is not a sales event. EDUCATION-ONLY.

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Tuesday
Dec 11, 2012
Winter Coders' Social - Sixth Annual Edition
Cloudability

Join Portland's tech community in celebrating the end of another year. This is a fun, free annual event where members of local user groups and their families are invited to mingle, eat and play games. This is the fifth time the event's been held and it's lots of fun every time.

We'll have a potluck, so you're welcome to bring something yummy to share with others. If possible, label your food and whether it meets particular dietary needs, e.g. "vegan", "vegetarian", gluten-free", etc. If you'd like, tell others what you plan to bring, or see what others are bringing at http://bit.ly/winter-social-2012-potluck. We'll provide some beverages, plates, cups, utensils and napkins.

Like games? Bring your favorites and play them with others. We'll have some rooms with tables set aside. Have an activity or contest that you'd like to organize? Join the discussion at https://groups.google.com/group/pdxgroups.

Also, this year there will be a raffle toward the end of the night.

Please spread the word, all are welcome. See you there!

PS: We're grateful to the following companies for sponsoring this event:

Urban Airship
The Open Bastion
Mozilla
Open Source Bridge
ShopIgniter
Portland Incubator Experiment
O'Reilly User Groups
Vadio
Code Scouts
AppThwack

PPS: If you'd like to sponsor, contact Michelle Rowley.

Wednesday
Dec 12, 2012
Comic Rocket Game Night
Portland State Business Accelerator Mt. Hood room

Hey, it's 12/12/12, and time for another evening of games with Comic Rocket! We've been doing this monthly since September and it's been awesome, so it's time to do it again!

We're bringing our game libraries, including Risk, Blokus, Magic: The Gathering, Ricochet Robots, Order of the Stick, and many more games. Please bring anything you want to play too!

We'll provide snacks and drinks. Last month people self-organized a group pizza order as well, and if you'd like to participate this month, you have the power. :-)

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Friday
Jan 4, 2013
BYTE ME 2013 - Annual Exposition of Technological Art
AFRU Gallery

We here at AFRU are gearing up for Byte Me! 2013. It was a great show last year and we hope to make it bigger and better for this year. If you are not familiar with Byte Me! it is our annual exposition of technical art. So, what is ‘Technical Art’ exactly? For the context of Byte Me we are defining it as artwork whose inspiration, medium, design or execution would be prohibitively difficult if not impossible to realize without the aid of or direct incorporation of technology. The goal of this show is to not only exhibit a narrow but emergent sub section of artwork but also to foster a larger and tighter community of geeky-artists and artistic-nerds.

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Wednesday
Jan 16, 2013
Comic Rocket Game Night
PSU Business Accelerator

Accelerator resident Comic Rocket would like to invite you to an evening of game play and conversation on Wednesday, January 16 from 6:30--9:30pm in the Mt. Hood Room. We had a great time doing this last month, so let's do it again!

We're bringing our game libraries, including Risk, Blokus, Magic: The Gathering, Ricochet Robots, Order of the Stick, and many more games. Please bring anything you want to play too! Game play starts at 6:30 so everyone has time to get dinner beforehand. We'll provide snacks and drinks; you can bring some to share too if you really want to.

Bring friends, and we look forward to seeing you on the 16th!

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Saturday
Apr 20, 2013
Beaver BarCamp 11
Kelley Engineering Center (OSU)

Join us at the 11th Beaver BarCamp hosted by the OSU Open Source Lab. BBC is a semi-annual interactive unconference where the attendees determine the topics! It's an opportunity to share your experiences and learn about what other people are doing on campus and in the community.

Topics can range from technical to recreational. Share your love for programming or teach people how to whistle (already been done!). All you need to do is show up and sign up to host a session. Or you can just attend! We'll have refreshments throughout the day and a limited amount of t-shirts.

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Tuesday
Apr 30, 2013
Advancing the Career of Women in Technology
Puppet

Advancing the Careers of Women in Tech
4/30/2013

When: Tuesday, April 30th 4:30 - 8:30 PM Where: Puppet Labs 926 NW 13th Ave Portland, Oregon 97209 United States Contact: Kari Naone ([email protected])

REGISTRATION INFORMATION Online registration is available until: 5/1/2013 Register for this event » https://sao.site-ym.com/events/register.asp?id=304711

DETAILS Advancing the Careers of Women in Tech brought to you by: TAO, Women in IT, and ChickTech

A few PDX orgs passionate about increasing the numbers of women in tech invite women of all levels of interest and involvement in tech to join them for a career-building interactive booths, networking, and refreshments. Whether you have a lot to learn or a bit to teach, we hope you join us.

Schedule:

4:30 -- Registration, Networking, Refreshments,

5:00 -- Career Booths Open

5:30 -- Welcome From Hosts (TAO, WIIT and ChickTech)

5:45 -- Career Booths Re-open

8:15 -- Closing (15 min warning)

8:30 -- End

Career Booths:

  1. Improve your elevator pitch through effective body language

  2. Practice your interview skills with mock interviews with local tech recruiters

  3. Get great ideas on how to improve your resume with a one on one resume review with local tech recruiter

  4. Learn how to survive a tech interview with Celia Cottle of Puppet Lab

  5. Talk with style experts on professional presentation

  6. Learn about mentoring and supporting a motivated HS girl through ChickTech's mentoring program

  7. More!

Price: FREE! Free to attend however registration is required

Date: April 30, 2013

Time: 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Place: Puppet Labs, 926 NW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

To Register via PDX Women in IT - http://lanyrd.com/2013/pdxwiitapr13/

Donations are welcome – help support ChickTech by donating today! http://www.chicktech.org/

Thank you to our presenting sponsor:

Comcast Business

Supporting Sponsor:

SalesForce

Additional sponsorship opportunities available - contact [email protected].

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Wednesday
May 1, 2013
Continuous Web: Fail Up
Cloudability

We are incredibly stoked about this month's Continuous Web topic and know you will be too!

May's event will showcase Brad Heller, Co-Founder of Revisu, a PDX-based startup and PIE graduate. With Revisu, creatives can engage anyone at any point in the creative process to share their work and collect feedback so there are no surprises when a deadline arrives.

Brad will chat about the ups and downs, what he learned, and why he ultimately decided to close the doors on Revisu. He hopes that he can help fellow entrepreneurs avoid some pitfalls he experienced.

Today, Brad is the Lead Engineer at Cloudability.

Free & Public Event
Short story then time to mingle
Beer Provided

CWPDX

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Sunday
Aug 18, 2013
Free LinkedIn Seminar
North Portland Public Library

I'll be hosting a free LinkedIn seminar this Sunday the 18th from 1-3pm at the North Portland Public Library at 512 N Killingsworth Street Portland, OR 97217. I will be going over how to create a profile, how to navigate LinkedIn, and all the tips and tricks I know to better help you find a job and get yourself ahead of the curve. Bring something to write notes with. If you have any questions direct them to me at patch @ outlier.com

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Thursday
Aug 29, 2013
Google Get Your Business Online Event: Free Websites for Oregon Small Businesses
Urban Studio

This Thursday Sen. Jeff Merkley kicks off Google's Oregon Get Your Business Online (GYBO) event, a free and fast way for local businesses to get online. Since the program began in 2012, 1700 Oregon businesses have taken advantage of the Google events to launch a website and grow their businesses online. Local businesses are encouraged to RSVP for the seminar that kicks off at 9:00 a.m. at Urban Studio in Portland’s Pearl District by visiting gybo.com/Oregon. Participants will leave with a new website additional resources -- all before the event event wraps at noon and at zero cost to each attendee. WHAT: Google's Oregon Get Your Business Online event RSVP: GYBO.com/Oregon WHO: Local business owners and employees WHEN: Thurs, August 29th, 9AM-Noon WHERE: 935 NW Davis St. Portland

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Thursday
Sep 19, 2013
Repair Cafe September 19th 6-9pm
Ford Food and Drink (SE 11th and Division)

Have a broken lamp or a jacket with some holes in it? Come get your items fixed for free at our Repair Cafe next Thursday.

On September 19th, Repair PDX volunteers will be fixing bikes, clothes, home appliances, electronics, speakers and sharpening knives and tools!

All repairs are free, so come down and bring friends! More info can be found at repairpdx.org

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Friday
Sep 20, 2013
Global PechaKucha Night: 6 talks.20 slides/each.20 seconds/slide FREE drinks
The Cleaners at the Ace Hotel

FREE Event! PechaKucha Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pechakuchapdx Twitter: https://twitter.com/PechaKuchaPDX

1 Night. 100 Cities. 1000 Presentations Pecha Kucha Night returns to Portland for a single night, the global PechaKucha night is coming together to celebrate each city's 'hidden heroes.' All of the events will also connect online through a global Google Hangouts chat that will run as a wave around the world for over 20 hours.

Maris Jameson | Amelia Blakeman | Melissa Delzio | Sarah Margolis-Pineo | Amy Dubin | Gia Goodrich

Spread the word and the love.

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Sunday
Sep 29, 2013
Research Club Brunch 32
Research Club Secret Donwtown Hideout

Brunch 31

September 29, Noon - 2pm

This month through the end of 2013, Brunch has its own apartment, smack in the middle of downtown Portland.

Please Note: Brunch has slimmed down. Talks start at 12:30, and everything finishes by 2pm.

We are doing something a bit different this month. A member of the RC Board has been working with the Lewis and Clark College Venture competition and suggested we have some of the student businesses do a "dress rehearsal" of the final pitch they will present to a panel of judges where they could receive up to $30,000 in funding for their venture.

In keeping with the spirit of the competition, we're going to give you very little info about these businesses. The students will be looking for feedback on their presentation and how well they pitch their venture. Exciting!

Bring some or all of these things for the optimum Brunch Experience

  • A healthy sense of curiosity
  • Food to share
  • Friends! Lots of friends!
  • Your own plates and utensils

This Month's Speakers

Lee LaTour

Lewis and Clark Venture Competition An overview of the competition and Lewis and Clark's new entrepreneurship program.

Zachary Tobias, Ryan Bubriski and Will Fortini

Portland Mushroom Company The goal of the Portland Mushroom Company is to provide high-quality locally produced oyster mushrooms to the Portland metropolitan area and lead the way in urban mushroom cultivation in the Northwest.

Robert Bart, Howard Voght, Jeffrey Crosswhite, and Thomas Sunderland Forge Portland

The goal of Forge Portland is to provide a shared workspace for nonprofit organizations that helps accelerate progress toward their goals by reducing overhead costs, pooling resources, and creating a vibrant and collaborative atmosphere.

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Saturday
Oct 12, 2013
Beaver BarCamp 12
Kelley Engineering Center (OSU)

Join us at the 12th Beaver BarCamp hosted by the OSU Open Source Lab. Beaver BarCamp is an informal conference where everyone is encouraged to participate and the sessions are not predetermined. It provides a collaborative environment that promotes the sharing of ideas and projects and is a fun, casual event filled with discussions, demos and interaction with attendees. One of the best aspects of BarCamp is that attendees both provide the sessions and choose the schedule, allowing for greater flexibility and freedom.

What kind of sessions happen at Beaver BarCamp? All kinds--from the recreational to the technical. While many are tech oriented, we encourage any DIY, educational or interactive session. Most sessions are 60 minutes, but 30 minute sessions are also available.

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Thursday
Nov 14, 2013
Lucky Labrador Brewing Company
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

The Tech Hero Tour is coming to Portland!

Carpathia is recognizing and celebrating the heroes of the digital age from coast to coast! Come meet other Tech Heroes and share stories of the new app you just built, the recent 3:00am emergency phone call you jumped out of bed to take, or the software glitch you single-handedly fixed! In between high-fives, enjoy free drinks, food and in true event tradition, we'll have a raffle. By attending the event, you'll be automatically entered to win a JAMBOX® and the chance to win an all new PlayStation® 4!

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Tuesday
Dec 10, 2013
Winter Coders' Social - Seventh Annual Edition
Urban Airship Inc

Join Portland's tech community in celebrating the end of another year. This is a fun, free annual event where members of local user groups and their families are invited to mingle, eat and play games. This is the seventh time the event's been held and it's lots of fun every time.

We'll have a potluck, so you're welcome to bring something yummy to share with others. If possible, label your food and whether it meets particular dietary needs, e.g. "vegan", "vegetarian", gluten-free", etc. If you'd like, tell others what you plan to bring, or see what others are bringing at http://j.mp/wcs2013. We'll provide beverages, plates, cups, utensils and napkins.

Like games? Bring your favorites and play them with others. We'll have some rooms with tables set aside. Have an activity or contest that you'd like to organize? Join the discussion at https://groups.google.com/group/pdxgroups.

Please spread the word, all are welcome. See you there!

PS: We're grateful to Urban Airship for hosting this event,

And our sponsors Janrain and Mozilla!

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Wednesday
Feb 12, 2014
Be Your Own Brand Evangelist: adventures in DIY branding and target audience definition
Anvil Media

Anvil Media Lunch & Learn

Join Alicia Nagel from Alicia Nagel Creative for a seminar on branding and audiences on February 12.

You might think that your target audience is “everyone”, but marketing to everyone often leads to generic messaging that goes unnoticed. Instead, show a little personality! Embrace your core values and let your passion shine through. By defining your brand and identifying your target audience(s) you can connect with your customers. When you understand your customer, you can anticipate their decision-making process and ace their evaluation of your product or service. Customers who forge a bond with your brand spread the word about your company’s awesomeness and become brand evangelists. Seminar attendees will learn how to define their brand, define their target audience(s), anticipate their audience’s decision making process, and foster brand evangelists for their company. Presentation will be followed by a brief Q&A.

Read The 5 Stages of Getting To Know Your Audience for a taste of some of the topics which will be covered.

The presentation will be an educational Lunch & Learn event from Noon to 1 p.m. at the Anvil office. Food and beverages will be provided. Register now to save your seat!

Cost: Free

Register for the Seminar

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Saturday
Apr 12, 2014
Beaver BarCamp 13
Kelley Engineering Center (OSU)

Join us at the 13th Beaver BarCamp hosted by the OSU Open Source Lab. Beaver BarCamp is an informal conference where everyone is encouraged to participate and the sessions are not predetermined. It provides a collaborative environment that promotes the sharing of ideas and projects and is a fun, casual event filled with discussions, demos and interaction with attendees. One of the best aspects of BarCamp is that attendees both provide the sessions and choose the schedule, allowing for greater flexibility and freedom.

What kind of sessions happen at Beaver BarCamp? All kinds--from the recreational to the technical. While many are tech oriented, we encourage any DIY, educational or interactive session. Most sessions are 60 minutes, but 30 minute sessions are also available.

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Monday
Jun 9, 2014
FutureTalk with Chris Rieth + Hopworks Happy Hour
New Relic

Data-Powered Government

Join us for an evening with Chris Rieth from Socrata, who has spent his career in public service as a steadfast proponent of public sector innovation, focused on putting data to work to help governments make and share progress using evidence-based policy decisions, engage citizens in new and exciting ways, and leverage technology to improve collaboration and connect stakeholders.

HUB Happy Hour

In addition to our FutureTalk with Chris, Hopworks Urban Brewery will be providing the beer - a re-launch of Gigabit IPA! Gigabit IPA was introduced in 2010 as part of a campaign surrounding the Google Fiber initiative. Hopworks is re-launching Gigabit IPA now because Portland is one of nine metro areas being considered for Google Fiber.

This is the 8th event in a series of free monthly FutureTalks from disruptive Developers, innovative Technologists and world-changing Creatives. Doors will open at 5:30p. The networking happy hour sponsored by Hopworks will kick off with a special announcement at 6p, and includes free beer, food and drinks provided by HUB, Bellagios and New Relic. There will also be a short TAO Dev Com BIG DATA event primer featuring Allen Grimm, Data Scientist at Cloudability and Sovolve. The presentation will begin right at 7p.

Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

Chris works on Socrata’s GovStat initiative and recently served as a top advisor to Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley where he helped evolve and build on Maryland’s StateStat performance management solution. StateStat is used by the State of Maryland to manage the vast majority of its agencies, budget, and workforce. StateStat is also credited with significant achievements in outcomes, such as a 24.5 percent reduction in violent crime, and the nation’s number one rating for Maryland’s public school system.

You can follow Chris on Twitter @chrisrieth

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

Monday
Jul 7, 2014
FutureTalk Summer Series with Andrew Wilson + Special Happy Hour
New Relic

Autonomous Driving and Open Source

As one of the largest consumer purchases and most common forms of transportation in the developed world, cars and their rapidly advancing in-vehicle automation systems pose a not-too-distant future scenario where regulation, technology, economics and individual rights will intersect in new and unforeseen ways. Come join an interactive discussion on the topic.

We’re also thrilled that Matt Jones of Jaguar Land Rover* has agreed to participate in what we hope will be a highly interactive discussion. Matt is the head of Future Infotainment at JLR and an outspoken leader in driving industry standards to accelerate things like autonomous driving.

Doors will open at 5:30p. The special beer (from Burnside Brewing!) + whiskey networking happy hour sponsored by the Intel Open Source Technology Center will kick off at 6p, and includes free beer, and a whiskey tasting. The food and drinks are provided by Bellagios and New Relic. The presentation will begin right at 6:30p.

Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

Back when open source was far from mainstream, Andy navigated the early waters of GPL to make it tenable to his employer, an intellectual-property-rich semiconductor company. Today, Andy is the chief open source compliance officer for Intel. When he’s not reviewing the license manifests of soon-to-be-released code as part of his day job, Andy likes to ponder bigger ideas, one of which is Autonomous Driving and the role open source is playing in that future.

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

Monday
Nov 10, 2014
Esri GeoDev Meetup

We're back and hosting an Esri GeoDev Meetup on Monday, November 10th with a new format. Food and beverages will be provided at the meet up.

This event is a social gathering for developers to discuss the latest in mapping, geo technology, geo services, web and mobile mapping apps, app design, cloud solutions, map data or anything else related to solving real-world "geo" problems.

Developers of all levels of expertise are welcome, from seasoned GIS professionals to those new to geospatial development.

At these meet ups, you can:

Meet cool people. Show us what you got by demo'ing your application or framework. Present a cool new/interesting concept or idea. Impress someone by sharing your experiences. Make BFFs for life - connect with other developers!

Meet Up Schedule - New Format!

5:30 - 6:30 PM Registration and Social (Appetizers and Beverages served)

6:30 - 7:00 PM Intro

7:00 - 8:00 PM Open, Simple, and Easy Show & Tell

8:00 - 9:00 PM Raffle, Networking and Social. Two great prizes:

  • A voucher for 1000 Service Credits for your ArcGIS Online Developer Subscription

  • DevSummit Registration

Follow us on Twitter: @Al_Laframboise and @AmyNiessen

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Wednesday
Nov 19, 2014
1 Million Cups - Portland
5257 NW MLK Blvd. Suite 201

1 Million Cups (1MC) is a simple way to engage entrepreneurs right here in Portland. Each week, the 1MC program offers local entrepreneurs an opportunity to present their startups to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors, and entrepreneurs. Presenters prepare a 6 minute educational presentation and engage in 20 minutes of feedback and questioning after they present. Entrepreneurs gain insight into possible ways they can improve their businesses, gather realtime feedback, connect with a community that truly cares about their progress, and walk away feeling like they have advanced their business. The audience also learns a great deal from the presentations. Whether this is through passively listening or deeply engaging with the entrepreneurs, there is much to learn every week from these dynamic and diverse communities.

The program takes place every Wednesday morning from 9:00-10:00am at 5257 NW Mlk Blvd. Suite 201

1 Million Cups is a program run by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.

For additional updates, please follow us on Twitter @1MillionCupsPDX and connect with us on Facebook.

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Thursday
Nov 20, 2014
Real Estate for Startups 101
PSU Business Accelerator

When most people imagine a tech startup’s office they probably conjure up glossy stereotypes: an open workspace, maybe in a converted warehouse, with modern design and amenities from beer on tap to a ping pong table.

In reality, we know you’re running lean and working out of your garage or perhaps even a local tech incubator. But how do you make the giant leap into leasing your own new space?

Local real estate experts Ajay Malhotra of CBRE, Kristin Hammond of Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) and Peter Andrews of Melvin Mark have joined forces to help you navigate the murky waters of commercial real estate! Join us for Real Estate for Startups 101 on Thursday, November 20 from 4--6pm.

You will:

Learn about the current market, building types and locations

Set realistic timelines for finding a new space

Understand the true cost of a lease

And more!

We’ll allow plenty of time for discussion with the experts so you can find answers to all your questions about commercial real estate.

The event is free and refreshments are provided, but please RSVP.

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Wednesday
Dec 3, 2014
1 Million Cups - Portland
Forge Portland

1 Million Cups (1MC) is a simple way to engage entrepreneurs right here in Portland. Each week, the 1MC program offers local entrepreneurs an opportunity to present their startups to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors, and entrepreneurs. Presenters prepare a 6 minute educational presentation and engage in 20 minutes of feedback and questioning after they present. Entrepreneurs gain insight into possible ways they can improve their businesses, gather realtime feedback, connect with a community that truly cares about their progress, and walk away feeling like they have advanced their business. The audience also learns a great deal from the presentations. Whether this is through passively listening or deeply engaging with the entrepreneurs, there is much to learn every week from these dynamic and diverse communities.

The program takes place every Wednesday morning from 9:00-10:00am at 5257 NW Mlk Blvd. Suite 201

1 Million Cups is a program run by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.

For additional updates, please follow us on Twitter @1MillionCupsPDX and connect with us on Facebook.

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Wednesday
Dec 10, 2014
1 Million Cups - Portland
Forge Portland

1 Million Cups (1MC) is a simple way to engage entrepreneurs right here in Portland. Each week, the 1MC program offers local entrepreneurs an opportunity to present their startups to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors, and entrepreneurs. Presenters prepare a 6 minute educational presentation and engage in 20 minutes of feedback and questioning after they present. Entrepreneurs gain insight into possible ways they can improve their businesses, gather realtime feedback, connect with a community that truly cares about their progress, and walk away feeling like they have advanced their business. The audience also learns a great deal from the presentations. Whether this is through passively listening or deeply engaging with the entrepreneurs, there is much to learn every week from these dynamic and diverse communities.

The program takes place every Wednesday morning from 9:00-10:00am at 5257 NW Mlk Blvd. Suite 201

1 Million Cups is a program run by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.

For additional updates, please follow us on Twitter @1MillionCupsPDX and connect with us on Facebook.

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Wednesday
Dec 17, 2014
1 Million Cups - Portland
Forge Portland

1 Million Cups (1MC) is a simple way to engage entrepreneurs right here in Portland. Each week, the 1MC program offers local entrepreneurs an opportunity to present their startups to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors, and entrepreneurs. Presenters prepare a 6 minute educational presentation and engage in 20 minutes of feedback and questioning after they present. Entrepreneurs gain insight into possible ways they can improve their businesses, gather realtime feedback, connect with a community that truly cares about their progress, and walk away feeling like they have advanced their business. The audience also learns a great deal from the presentations. Whether this is through passively listening or deeply engaging with the entrepreneurs, there is much to learn every week from these dynamic and diverse communities.

The program takes place every Wednesday morning from 9:00-10:00am at 5257 NW Mlk Blvd. Suite 201

1 Million Cups is a program run by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.

For additional updates, please follow us on Twitter @1MillionCupsPDX and connect with us on Facebook.

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Tuesday
Feb 24, 2015
Public Lecture at Reed: "Emergence of Ordered Patterns in Physical, Chemical, and Biological Systems"
Reed College (Vollum Lecture Hall)

The Division of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at Reed College invites you to a public lecture by Prof. Harry L. Swinney, Sid Richardson Foundation Regents Chair of Physics and Director of the Center for Nonlinear Dynamics at the University of Texas at Austin. Prof. Swinney is one of the pioneering figures in the study of chaos theory and his lab has played a leading role in the study of nonlinear dynamics over the past 40 years. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and his work has been recognized with numerous awards, including the Moser Prize, the Richardson Medal, and the Boltzmann Medal.

From spatial patterns like the stripes on a zebra to temporal patterns like the rhythmic beating of the heart, patterns are ubiquitous in nature. Understanding how these patterns emerge is one of science’s most enduring mysteries. In this lecture, aimed at a general audience, Prof. Swinney will discuss how ordered patterns emerge as systems are driven away from thermodynamic equilibrium. While no general theory of pattern formation currently exists, new analysis techniques, experiments, and computational methods can provide general insights into pattern formation in a diversity of physical, chemical, and biological systems.

Spontaneous Pattern Formation in Bacterial Colonies























Spontaneous pattern formation in bacterial colonies


Sponsored by the Office of the Dean of the Faculty at Reed College.

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Sunday
Mar 29, 2015
KiCad PCB Workshop
Control-H

flyer

Have you ever wanted to design your own PCB from scratch? Are you curious about the design process and the tools and techniques used by pros and hackers alike? Maybe you have some experience with Eagle PCB and want to try out a free and open source design suite...

Now's the chance to learn KiCad!

"KiCad is an EDA software suite for the creation of professional schematics and printed circuit boards up to 32 copper layers with additional technical layers. KiCad runs on Windows, Linux and Apple OS X and is released under the open-source GNU GPL v2 free of charge."

The workshop will be hosted by hardware ninja Jared Boone of Sharebrained Technology and HackRF fame.

Details:

  • When: Sunday, March 29th, 1-5pm
  • Cost: Free/Donation $
  • Where: Control-H, 7600 N Interstate, Portland, OR
  • Bring: A laptop with KiCad installed + power cable (and maybe a mouse)
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    Thursday
    Apr 2, 2015
    MaptimePDX
    Esri Portland R&D Center

    Welcome to MaptimePDX, a monthly hack and learn meetup for map nerds, geo-geeks, and the spatially inclined. Beginners are very welcome!

    Our goal is to be inclusive no matter your tech level, so bring your questions, geoprojects, and mapping curiosities. We also highly encourage bringing a laptop so you can get hands-on!

    Register Here


    I think we're going to do a Q&A session. We want to try and keep this one a little shorter so people can go to the Deviant Cartography exhibit (just a few blocks away): http://www.meetup.com/PDX-Creative-Coders/events/221334903/


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    Wednesday
    Apr 22, 2015
    The Urban League of Portland's Career Fair
    Doubletree Hotel (by Hilton)

    The Urban League of Portland’s 22nd Annual Career Connections Job Fair will be held Wednesday, April 22, 2015, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Doubletree Hotel (by Hilton), near the Lloyd Center (1000 NE Multnomah St, Portland, 97232).

    This annual event gives job seekers the chance to meet face to face with recruiters from some of the area’s most desirable employers. These recruiters come to the Career Fair to seek qualified diverse candidates for positions from entry-level to professional, from management to executive, ranging from construction and retail to government and corporate opportunities.

    • Portland and surrounding area employers are hiring now! • Employers are looking to the Urban League of Portland to help them recruit diverse job candidates! • Employers are hiring for positions from “entry level” to professional, ranging from construction & retail to government and corporate opportunities! • Now is the time to connect with Portland area employers! Bring your resumes and dress to impress! • Be prepared to interview on site.

    Over 60 employers are participating in the Career Fair this year. Attendees can be interviewed on site or make arrangements to be interviewed at a later date.

    A special thanks to the events sponsors:: IHeartMedia, JAM’N 107.5, Comcast, Bank of America, the Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters, the Pacific Northwest Carpenters Institute, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, the Oregon Department of Transportation, Port of Portland, the Oregon Health Authority, the Portland Development Commission, and the Oregon Lottery.

    http://ulpdx.org/news/the-urban-league-of-portlands-2015-career-fair/

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    Friday
    May 1, 2015
    Nepal Earthquake HOTOSM Mapathon
    Esri Portland R&D Center

    Calling all mappers! There will be a group at the Esri Portland office this Friday evening helping with the Humanitarian OSM mapping efforts for the Nepal earthquake crisis.

    Prior experience mapping, particularly in OpenStreetMap, is highly recommended and you will need your own laptop. Beginners are welcome to come, but we may have you run through some tutorials to get up to speed rather than work on the Nepal data.

    Thank you Esri Portland for providing space!

    Thursday
    May 7, 2015
    UX Happy Hour (with help from Vitamin T)
    Green Dragon Bistro & Brew Pub

    We'll be heading to Green Dragon for our May round of food, drinks, and food. This month, Vitamin T has kindly stepped in to foot our beverage bill.

    Attendance might be limited, so just RSVP if you'd like to come!


    UX Happy Hour is a monthly event for anyone interested in user experience design. There's no agenda or talks, just a casual gathering of designers, researchers, developers, and more!

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    Thursday
    May 14, 2015
    MaptimePDX
    Esri Portland R&D Center

    This month's topic is Cartographic Design Principles.

    Learn more & register here!


    Welcome to MaptimePDX, a monthly hack and learn meetup for map nerds, geo-geeks, and the spatially inclined. Beginners are very welcome!

    Our goal is to be inclusive no matter your tech level, so bring your questions, geoprojects, and mapping curiosities. We also highly encourage bringing a laptop so you can get hands-on!


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    Saturday
    Aug 22, 2015
    Drupal Global Training Days
    Drupal Association HQ

    Drupal Global Training Days is an initiative by the Drupal Association to introduce new and beginning users to Drupal. We welcome novice and beginner students to join the Drupal Association for an Introduction to Drupal lesson for FREE. This will be a very basic introduction to what Drupal is, how to utilize it and highlighting where to look on Drupal.org for continued support. Please provide your name, email addresss, and designated Drupal knowledge (Novice or Beginner).

    Where: Drupal Association Offices, 209 SW Oak St, Suite 100

    When: Saturday August 22nd 9-3 pm

    Coffee and snacks provided. Lunch currently will not be provided.

    Website
    Thursday
    Oct 8, 2015
    Pitch Perfect Hillsboro: Practice Pitch & Startup Mixer
    Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce

    The Hillsboro Chamber is excited to announce our first startup practice pitch through Pitch Perfect Hillsboro featuring Distributed BioSystems, Inc. Join us THIS Thursday, October 8th from 4:30-6:30 pm to support this local startup. Attendees enjoy networking, pitch, and Q&A session. This event is FREE, though RSVP's are necessary to prepare so if you intend on going, please RSVP to [email protected]. Snacks & drinks included.

    What: Startup Practice Pitch & Networking Where: Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce, 5193 NE Elam Young Pkwy Ste A 97124 When: Thursday, October 8th from 4:30-6:30 pm Cost: Free RSVP: [email protected]

    Pitch Perfect Hillsboro allows startups to reserve the Chamber classroom on the 2nd Thursday of the month from 4:30-6:30 to work on a project, network, and/or pitch their company. This program is free and open to any startup whether east or westside. One week's notice and reservation is required to staff the office. Inquiries can be made to Aimee Sukol.

    Website
    Monday
    Oct 12, 2015
    Software Quality Conference (PNSQC) - Kick-off Social & Open Mic Tales of Testing Terrors
    World Trade Center

    Kick-off Social & Open Mic Tales of Testing Terrors

    Plan on joining us for this Kick-off event, meet the vendors, meet your fellow attendees and speakers, mingle and mix it up. We provide the complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages; we invite the local software community to join us.

    Nothing can prepare you for stories you will hear this dark and eerie night as your colleagues drag you to the brink of madness with tales of terrifying testing, scary software, inscrutable specifications, and devilish defects!

    Have your own terrifying tale to tell? The stage is yours for 3 minutes if you dare! Survivors will be cursed with a special prize awarded for the truly most frightening descriptions of software gone horribly, horribly wrong.

    This open mic event is brought to you by Pacific NW Software Quality Conference (PNSQC) and Technology Association of Oregon (TAO).

    Website
    Tuesday
    Oct 13, 2015
    Software Quality Town Hall (PNSQC + SPIN) & An Agile Park Bench with David Hussman
    World Trade Center

    PNSQC Town Hall with Rose City SPIN Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 5:30 – 6:30 PM

    Come join PNSQC and the Rose City SPIN for networking and knowledge exchange with complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages. After two intense days of presentations, it is your chance to talk over not just PNSQC 2015 but the current state of software development. This event is open to the public because we want to share the knowledge gained at the conference with the entire silicon forest community. Please stop by.

    Rose City SPIN Presentation Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 6:30 – 7:30 PM

    Exploring the Landscape of Software Quality – An Agile Park Bench with David Hussman Invited Speaker Panel

    In this session we will welcome many of our keynote and invited speakers to the stage for an interactive panel discussion. As an audience member, you will have the chance to be actively involved by submitting questions for the panel speakers to answer and then voting on whether you want the discussion to continue or change topics after a period of time. This is a great opportunity to engage with an established set of practitioners that are exploring the best in software quality today.

    Join us ahead of the event for a fantastic networking session with drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Join fellow attendees and local community members to share in great conversation. Panel questions will be collected here so don’t forget to submit some of the challenging questions that come up in your discussions!

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    Saturday
    Oct 24, 2015
    EAST Knowledge - Going Back in Time for Some Vintage Howdunit
    Gresham Library Meeting Room

    EAST Knowledge invites you to attend our sixth meeting! All are welcome!

    What: Going Back in Time for Some Vintage Howdunit
    Who: Bill Howland
    Where The Meeting Room at the Gresham Library
    When: 10:30am-Noon, Saturday, October 24th, 2015
    Why: Sharing what we know

    Bill Howland will re-introduce us to vacuum tubes and their uses. He will:

    • Give a summary of the origins of vacuum and gas diodes and related thermionic devices
    • Have show-n-tell demonstrations of the earliest and simplest of such devices: The diode.

    Come and learn something old!

    Vacuum tube diodes were put to use in the early days of radio as "detectors", because they were more robust and reliable than crystal, mechanical, and chemical contrivances used for this purpose. With further development, thermionic vacuum and gas diodes advanced to be capable of power rectification with ever greater efficiencies.

    Many example devices from the 1930's to 1950's will be available to examine. There will be orange, purple, and blue glows in the demonstrations!

    Bill shares some of his projects on his blog: Evil Science Audio

    Website
    Friday
    Nov 20, 2015
    Drupal Global Training Days
    Drupal Association HQ

    Drupal Global Training Days is an initiative by the Drupal Association to introduce new and beginning users to Drupal. We welcome novice and beginner students to join the Drupal Association for an Introduction to Drupal lesson for FREE. This will be a very basic introduction to what Drupal is, how to utilize it and highlighting where to look on Drupal.org for continued support. Please provide your name, email address, and designated Drupal knowledge (Novice or Beginner). Greg Boggs of ThinkShout will be providing the training.

    Where: Drupal Association Offices, 209 SW Oak St, Suite 100

    When: Saturday August 22nd 9-3 pm

    Coffee and snacks provided. Lunch will not be provided.

    Website
    Thursday
    Jan 28, 2016
    Camp Optimization Meetup
    Baerlic Brewing

    What is Camp Optimization? Camp Optimization's mission is simple: provide a casual, fun and informative forum for digital marketers and technologists to share optimization best-practices, challenges and wins.

    This month Ryan Campell joins Camp Optimization from Add3 (Add3 is a digital marketing agency that delivers integrated digital marketing campaigns across search, social & display advertising, helping our clients reach their marketing goals) to talk on behalf of pay per click marketing. PPC is one of the most measurable digital marketing channels available.

    Come learn actionable strategies and tactics you can implement to take your optimization campaigns to the next level. Ryan has been leading and managing digital marketing campaigns for almost 10 years. He's optimized campaigns as an in house manager and now, at an agency. Ryan has a deep passion for performance based digital marketing and is an expert in paid search, SEO, and paid social media.

    We will be meeting at Baerlic Brewing Company for some beer and casual networking. First round of beer is on us!

    This event sponsored and hosted by roboboogie.

    Who is roboboogie? Roboboogie is a Portland-based customer experience optimization agency partnering closely with brands to improve conversion rates, nurture brand advocacy and increase customer value.

    Website
    Monday
    Feb 1, 2016
    Portland Startup Week: Free coworking at DeskHub Portland
    through DeskHub Portland

    Want to try coworking? DeskHub Portland will be opening its doors to offer free coworking space for the entire week of Portland Startup Week 2016!

    Website
    Wednesday
    Feb 3, 2016
    PDX Startup Week: Startup Scene Spotlights
    Portland Development Commission

    Portland's startup scene is like no other city's. Join us on Wednesday, February 3, as we shine a spotlight on the creatives and entrepreneurs you need to know locally.

    You'll hear about local startups through the lenses of design, negotiation, and diversity during this slate of talks:

    10 AM — "Sales Before Storytelling"
    Paige Hendrix Bruckner, founder at ClientJoy

    11 AM — "Design Thinking for Startups"
    Amelia Abreu, product designer and UX consultant at Abreu.co

    12 PM — Lunch Break

    1:30 PM — "What Women Entrepreneurs in Portland Need"
    moderated by Paige Hubbell, founder of Women's Tech Radio
    Christie Koehler, founder of Stumptown Syndicate and Authentic Engine
    Paige Hendrix Bruckner, founder at ClientJoy
    Jewel Mlnarik, founder at Workfrom

    2:30 PM — "Beyond Leaning In: How to Negotiate to Get What You Want"
    Katie Lane, attorney and negotiation consultant at Work Made for Hire

    3:30 PM — "Practical Diversity in the Portland Tech Scene"
    moderated by Audrey Eschright, founder of The Recompiler
    Thursday Bram, founder of Urgency Inc.
    Elea Chang, founder of Affect
    Sev Leonard, founder of The Data Scout

    Please note that no lunch will be provided, though you're encouraged to take one of our speakers out to lunch at one of the many restaurants near the PDC.

    WHEN
    Wednesday, February 3, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM (PST)

    WHERE
    Portland Development Commission - 222 Northwest 5th Avenue Portland, OR 97209

    Website
    Friday
    Feb 5, 2016
    Portland Startup Week: NXT Lab: Complimentary co-working hours at the Lab
    NXT Industries Lab Website
    Portland Startup Week: Beer and Blog
    Green Dragon Bistro & Brew Pub

    Let's get together for old time's sake. Like we used to. In the old days.

    NOTE: Name.com has offered to buy a beverage for you. But you better get there early.

    Saturday
    Feb 6, 2016
    Drupal Global Training Days
    Drupal Association HQ

    Drupal Global Training Days is an initiative by the Drupal Association to introduce new and beginning users to Drupal. We welcome students to join the Drupal Association for an Introduction to Drupal lesson for FREE. This will be a very basic introduction to what Drupal is, how to utilize it and highlighting where to look on Drupal.org for continued support. Please provide your name, email address, and designated Drupal knowledge (Novice or Beginner). Greg Boggs of ThinkShout will be providing the training.

    Where: Drupal Association Offices, 209 SW Oak St, Suite 100

    When: Saturday February 6th 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Coffee and snacks provided. Lunch will not be provided.

    Website
    Wednesday
    Feb 17, 2016
    Making the Leap from Employee to Entrepreneur
    DeskHub

    Do you want to start your own technology company, but don't know where to get started? You are not alone. Every day millions of people go to jobs they don't enjoy, but few do something about it. At the “Employee to Entrepreneur” event, you can hear the stories, tips, and best practices of those who left their jobs to pursue their own startup company. Listen to the experiences of people just like you that have made the transition, and discuss any questions or concerns that you have. How do you know if you have a good idea? What are the first steps in an entrepreneurial journey? Join us for a fun evening!

    Website
    Thursday
    Feb 18, 2016
    Clover Developer Meetup
    Perka

    Clover is the fastest-growing POS platform, and has the largest App Market for small and medium size businesses (SMBs).

    At this event, you'll have a chance to:

    Check out Clover hardware: Station, Mini, and Mobile

    Learn about the Clover platform

    Meet the Clover App Market team

    Participate in a Q&A panel with Clover Sales Reps

    Website
    Wednesday
    Mar 2, 2016
    VENUE CHANGE: Founders Institute - Startup Funding 101: How to Raise Capital for Your Idea
    DeskHub

    At this free fundraising workshop, We will host a successful Entrepreneur who has successfully raised capital for their company and experienced Investor that funds startups, will walk you through the process to raise capital for your own idea.

    This is NOT a startup pitch competition, or an opportunity to pitch investors your ideas.

    Website
    Thursday
    Mar 10, 2016
    Ignite V7
    Alberta Rose Theatre

    1 mic, 5 minutes, 20 slides, 300 peers in the audience... no pressure, right?

    What is Ignite? Ignite is a high-energy evening of 5-minute talks by local people who have a burning idea and the guts to get onstage and share their personal and professional passions. Quick, fun, thought-provoking, social, local, and global - Ignite is all of these and more. This Ignite is focused on all things tech.

    Meet our Emcee: Alex Payne Alex Payne is an angel investor and advisor. He works with companies in Portland and around the US. Alex cofounded online banking service Simple and was previously an early employee and Platform Lead at Twitter. You can probably find him at Next Level Burger on SE Hawthorne & 41st.

    Event Details: When: Thursday, March 10, 2016 Where: Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 NE Alberta Street, Portland, OR 97211

    Timeline: 5:30 PM - Doors Open 6:30 PM - Presentations Start with Intermission 9:00 PM - End of Program Food and Beverage: Pasties, snacks, sweets, beer, wine, and various non-alcoholic drinks will be available for purchase

    Sponsored by: Catalyst Dev Works

    Series Sponsor: Kforce

    Website
    Saturday
    Mar 12, 2016
    EAST Knowledge - The Joys and Sorrows of 3D Printing!
    Gresham Library Meeting Room

    EAST Knowledge is excited to host Michael Yurkoski for our seventh meeting. Join us for Michael’s talk describing his experiences with using a 3D printer in the home. All are welcome!

    What: The Joys and Sorrows of 3D Printing!
    Who: Michael Yurkoski
    Where Large Meeting Room at the Gresham Library
    When: 10:30am-Noon, Saturday, March 12th, 2016
    Why: Sharing what we know

    Michael has been doing an intense dive into the practical side of 3D printing, and he wants to share with our group the lessons he has learned. He intends to:

    • Give a brief intro into the history of hobby 3D printing
    • Explain why 3D printers are interesting
    • Expound on why 3D printers are loathsome
    • Explore how 3D printers work
    • Demonstrate how he designs a widget
    • Show off a printing like a pro (which Michael insists he is not)

    We hope to have time for Q&A at the end. If you’ve been curious what all the fuss over 3D printers is about, or would like to commiserate with a fellow 3D printer enthusiast, join us for our meeting. We hope to see you there!

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    Friday
    Apr 8, 2016
    Drupal Global Training Day
    Drupal Association HQ

    Drupal Global Training Days is an initiative by the Drupal Association to introduce new and beginning users to Drupal. We welcome novice and beginner students to join the Drupal Association for an Introduction to Drupal lesson for FREE. This will be a very basic introduction to what Drupal is, how to utilize it and highlighting where to look on Drupal.org for continued support. Please provide your name, email address, and designated Drupal knowledge (Novice or Beginner). Greg Boggs of ThinkShout will be providing the training.

    Where: Drupal Association Offices, 209 SW Oak St, Suite 100

    When: Friday April 8th from 9:00-3:00 pm

    Coffee and snacks provided. Lunch will not be provided.

    Website
    Wednesday
    Apr 13, 2016
    Happy Data Hour with Keen.io and PIE
    TILT Pearl District

    We love data and so do you!

    Join Keen IO and PIE (Portland Incubator Experiment) for a casual drinkup! Chat data, startups, and APIs, tell us what you really think about our services, or just swing by and hang a bit.

    Below is some nerdy JSON which probably looks terrible on your mobile device :)

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    Website
    Thursday
    Apr 14, 2016
    Jazz Guitarist Rodney Jones Presents "Music: A Gateway to Spiritual Experience"
    Mediatheque Black Box Theater

    Eckankar of Oregon and The Collaborative Design Program at PNCA are co-sponsoring a workshop entitled Music: A Gateway to Spiritual Experience featuring Rodney Jones, Thursday, April 14th, 7PM, at the Pacific Northwest College of the Arts at in the Mediatheque Black Box Theater, 511 NW Broadway, Portland, OR 97209.

    Rodney is a member of The Juilliard School of Music faculty. He performed at the recently aired White House Tribute to Ray Charles.

    This event is free to the public!

    In his workshop, Rodney shares his personal experience as a musical vessel for the Divine. Telling stories from his work in multiple industries with major jazz greats such as Dizzy Gillespie & Lena Horne, he leads the audience to deepen their own personal connection with inner guidance in making music and living life. Forever a seeker of truth, Rodney offers key tools he's learned from his 40+ years studying the spiritual teachings of ECKANKAR.

    Following his workshop, he will play a little bit of music with one of his protégés, David Rosenthal.

    For more information about Rodney Jones: http://www.rodneyjones.com/live/ http://tinyurl.com/ha5jblq --Jones at back, to left of the mike. http://www.juilliard.edu/faculty/rodney-jones

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    Tuesday
    Apr 26, 2016
    VanTechy
    Old Ivy Brewery & Taproom

    I hope to see you at 5:30 at Old Ivy Taproom. Please RSVP on Meetup.com: https://www.meetup.com/VanTechy/events/227459736/

    Tonight there are several discussions to be had:

    1) Vancouver School District - Is seeking programmers to participate in the TEALS program at their school. This program is an effort out of Microsoft that puts technology professionals in the classroom.

    2) Developing Mainstreet - This May 23rd event is a collaboration between VanTechy and The Bridge. We are working to bring together "techies" and traditional small business owners. This is your chance to help grow your local economy and we are looking for both subject matter experts and small businesses that would like to attend.

    More Info: http://www.thebridgeincubator.com/#!devmainstreet/pbdzz

    See you tonight! Eric Preisz

    Thursday
    May 5, 2016
    May Camp Optimization Meet-Up and Happy Hour
    Revolution Hall

    What is Camp Optimization? Camp Optimization's mission is simple: provide a casual, fun and informative forum for digital marketers and technologists to share optimization best-practices, challenges and wins. Who is roboboogie? Roboboogie is a Portland-based customer experience optimization agency partnering closely with brands to improve conversion rates, nurture brand advocacy and increase customer value.

    Camp Optimization welcomes Cali Pitchel from Analytics Pros. Cali joins us this month to share her thoughts on: Why Digital Analytics Needs the Humanities.

    "All too often we see data as a 'capital T -- Truth, hard numbers, fact, science. But data is meaningless without interpretation, and because so much depends on that interpretation, data analysis demands things like humility, integrity, and empathy.” - Cali Pitchel, Director of Marketing

    Analytics Pros is a leading Google Analytics Partner and Premium Reseller helping brands like GoPro, ASICS, The New York Times, and Starbucks use data to better connect with and understand their customers.

    First round of beers is on us! Make sure to spread the word and don't forget to RSVP. We hope to see you there!

    Website
    Sunday
    May 15, 2016
    StartupBus 2016: Portland stop
    DeskHub Portland

    Equal parts hackathon, road trip and global community, StartupBus is a life accelerator that skyrockets you to your greatest potential. It’s an initiation into a community of over a thousand people who are on the same journey to greatness, on and off the bus.

    Will StartupBus be uncomfortable? Yes, comfort and growth don’t coexist. Will you have to fight off ravenous, battery starved techies to charge your devices? Yep. Will there be consistent Internet? Yeah… probably not.

    Will it be the single greatest adventure of your personal and professional life? Ab-so-effing-lutely.

    One more question, but only you have the answer.

    Are you crazy enough to jump on a bus conceive, build and launch a startup with a group strangers in 72 hours?

    Website
    Wednesday
    Jun 1, 2016
    A Portland community effort to help those affected by the Intel layoffs
    Falcon Building

    By now, you've heard the news about the layoffs occurring at Intel, Oregon's largest employer. And now Jive, as well. Nearly 800 people from our community are now in the midst of searching for new jobs.

    But you know what? In Portland, we have never been a community that shies away from making the best out of every situation. Or from supporting one another. And that's not going to change anytime soon. Especially now.

    That's why a bunch of us are banding together to figure out ways to help those folks affected.

    Why? Because we're a community. And this is what communities do.

    Website
    Saturday
    Jun 18, 2016
    EAST Knowledge - Replace Your File Cabinet with Mayan EDMS
    Gresham Library Meeting Room

    EAST Knowledge is excited to host James Richey for our eighth meeting. Join us for James' talk sharing what he's learned about Mayan EDMS. There will be an interactive demonstration, so bring your laptops! All are welcome!

    What: Replace Your File Cabinet with Mayan EDMS
    Who: James Richey
    Where Large Meeting Room at the Gresham Library
    When: 10:30am-Noon, Saturday, June 18th, 2016
    Why: Sharing what we know

    Mayan EDMS is a free open source electronic document management system suitable for the home or office. It has powerful search and automatic categorization functionality. If you have you ever been frustrated while trying to locate an important document, been overwhelmed from attempting to organize a large stack of papers, or want to preserve your documents in digital form, you'll want to learn more about Mayan EDMS. James will:

    • Give an overview of Mayan EDMS and the problems it solves
    • Explain the key concepts such as metadata, document types, and indexes
    • Show how to import documents
    • Explore ways to quickly locate documents
    • Demonstrate Mayan EDMS with a live, interactive demo
    • Describe how to install and administer the software

    Come and learn something new! We hope to see you there!

    Join us for lunch after!

    We're going to try something different for this meeting. After the talk, anybody who is interested can join us for lunch at Blondie's Pizza, which is a couple of blocks from the library. The last time I was there, they had a $6 lunch special for a salad and a slice of pizza. Blondie's is next to Jazzy Bagels on 112 N Main Ave (map).

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    Friday
    Jul 8, 2016
    CODE- Debugging the Gender Gap - Screening
    Tillamook Station

    JOIN US FOR A MOVIE NIGHT!
    $5 suggested Donation. There will be popcorn, candy, pizza, and beer!

    Doors will open at 7 pm, the show starts promptly at 8 pm. Older kids are encouraged to come. Tech jobs are growing three times faster than our colleges are producing computer science graduates. By 2020, there will be one million unfilled software engineering jobs in the USA. Through compelling interviews, artistic animation and clever flashpoints in popular culture, CODE documentary examines the reasons why more girls and people of color are not seeking opportunities in computer science and explores how cultural mindsets, stereotypes, educational hurdles and sexism all play roles in this national crisis. Expert voices from the worlds of tech, psychology, science, and education are intercut with inspiring stories of women who are engaged in the fight to challenge complacency in the tech industry and have their voices heard. CODE aims to inspire change in mindsets, in the educational system, in startup culture and in the way women see themselves in the field of coding.

    A special thanks to The OpenStack Foundation, a donating sponsor for this screening.

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    Wednesday
    Aug 3, 2016
    Community Hour[s]
    CENTRL Office

    PIE and Built Oregon would like to invite you to our first Community Hour[s]. This will be an ongoing gathering of all the people who make up the entrepreneurial fabric in our community. There is no agenda, panel, or discussion. It’s a time to relax and network with old friends and new connections. As much as we all love technology, relationships are built through personal connections and shared stories. So we hope you’ll join us for a few minutes, or a couple hours at the CENTRL Office Main Bar on August 3rd from 5-7pm.

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    PDXRust: RustDoc For Everyone, and Bridging Ruby And Rust
    Mozilla

    There will be 2 talks this month!

    Rustdoc for Everyone:

    You don't have to be a great writer to create great documentation. There are simple techniques and rules you can follow to build documentation for your users. Rust ships with documentation tools, but not all crates take advantage of them. Documentation is the first way that developers interact with your code - great documentation sets your crates apart, helps users skip easy questions, and cuts down on bug reports. In this talk, we will explore techniques for writing great documentation.

    Speaker Jeremiah Peschka has been breaking software since 2000 - he's been told this sounds impressive, but he thinks it might just make him feel old. He blogs over at http://facility9.com and can be found on twitter and IRC as peschkaj. When Jeremiah isn't working with databases and Rust, he can be found playing video games, hanging out at food trucks, or napping at home.

    Bridging Ruby and Rust:

    Ruby is not the fastest language in the world, there is no doubt about it. This doesn't turn out to matter all that much – Ruby and its ecosystem has so much to offer, making it a worthwhile tradeoff a lot of the times.

    However, you might occasionally encounter workloads that are simply not suitable for Ruby. This is especially true for frameworks like Rails, where the overhead wants to be as little as possible.

    In this talk, we will explore building a native Ruby extension with Rust to speed up parts of Rails. What does Rust have to offer here over plain-old C? What kind of challenges would you run into when briding a dynamic langauge like Ruby with Rust? Let's find out!

    Speaker Godfrey Chan is a member of the Rails core team and a co-author of Helix, a toolkit for implementing Ruby classes in Rust. He works at Tilde Inc, splitting his time between building Skylight and open-source consulting.

    Other Information:

    PDXRust meets on the first Wednesday of every month, from 6-8pm, at Mozilla's Portland space. The first hour is either lightning talks from group members or a more in-depth tutorial from a Rust expert, and the second hour is hacking and social time.

    Join us in #pdxrust on irc.freenode.net (http://webchat.freenode.net/) with any feedback about what you'd like to see!

    Remember that Rust's Code of Conduct defines the Rust community's expectations for participation.

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    Tuesday
    Aug 16, 2016
    C4: Coffee, Creativity, Connections, Community
    NXT Industries Lab

    C4 is explosive, it is power, it is a tool to create change. We take this energy and apply it to connections, creativity, and community. Let's come together and build on this collective, powerful creative energy in Portland's entrepreneurial and artistic realms.

    C4 is a chance to stretch your creativity muscles. Come for an exercise in boosting creativity, network with other creatives, sip a coffee and then stay as long as you need with a free coworking day by NXT.

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    Ladies' Night 7.0
    Struck

    Get hyped! It's time for another Ladies' Night, v 7.0. Join us at Struck Agency for an evening focused on mentorships, activiities, and general commraderie with other digitally-minded ladies! If you're a designer, architect, researcher, developer, photographer, copywriter, videographer, producer, strategist, or want to be any of these things...you're invited! Food, drinks and great space to enjoy lively conversation provided by Struck.

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    Tuesday
    Sep 6, 2016
    PIE and Built Oregon Community Hour[s]
    Centrl Office

    After a great beta test, we're ready to take this thing into production. PIE and Built Oregon would like to invite you to our first Community Hour[s]. This will be an ongoing gathering of all the people who make up the entrepreneurial fabric in our community. There is no agenda, panel, or discussion. It’s a time to relax and network with old friends and new connections. As much as we all love technology, relationships are built through personal connections and shared stories. So we hope you’ll join us for a few minutes, or a couple hours at the CENTRL Office Main Bar on September 6th from 5-7pm. (Ending at 7pm sharp!)

    See you there!

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    Wednesday
    Sep 7, 2016
    PDXRust: Nick Cameron on Design Patterns in Rust & Jamey Sharp on Corrode
    Mozilla Portland Office

    We'll have 2 talks again this month!

    Design Patterns in Rust:

    Nick Cameron is a core contributor on the Rust language's language design, tools, and compiler teams. He's in town for RustConf, and will be sharing his talk on Design Patterns in Rust with us! Here's the abstract:

    This talk will cover some of the common idioms and design patterns encountered when programming in Rust.We’ll work through simple idioms used in everyday programming for tasks such as object creation and customisation, resource management, and destruction. We’ll then cover more complex patterns often used in generic data structures and libraries. We’ll also discuss some of the underlying themes and why these idioms and patterns occur in Rust.

    The talk will not assume previous experience with Rust. The audience will gain an understanding of programming with Rust and its strengths and weaknesses. For those learning (or intending to learn) Rust, the talk should provide a short-cut to intermediate and advanced programming skills.

    Corrode: Automatically Translating C to Rust

    C has been the de facto systems programming language for 44 years, which means an awful lot of useful software is written in that language. As excellent as Rust is, it doesn't have that inertia behind it. (Yet!) Rust has good FFI support for calling C functions, plus tools for automatically generating FFI bindings, which make much of that existing software usable for new Rust projects. Still, gaining Rust's full safety advantages requires rewriting existing C software in Rust, which is currently a manual, time-consuming, and error-prone process.

    Corrode is a tool that aims to bridge this gap by automatically translating C source code to equivalent Rust. A Corrode-translated program is no safer than the original C was, but it gets the most tedious translation work out of the way so a programmer can focus on taking advantage of Rust's more advanced features.

    In this talk we'll explore what Corrode does, and does not, do. We'll discuss interesting examples that will surprise most C programmers, while staying accessible to programmers in any language. We'll look at how Corrode has been tested: the most effective ways are methods not widely used with other software. And we'll evaluate Corrode's documentation and community-building efforts, to both show how you can contribute and suggest steps you might consider for your own projects.

    Speaker Jamey Sharp is Corrode's initial author and a programmer experienced in a variety of languages including C, Java, Python, Haskell, and x86 assembly. He is new to Rust, compared to those languages, and Corrode grew out of his learning experiments. (The exercise has been very effective at finding odd corners of both C and Rust...) He recently completed a session as a Recurse Center resident, teaching advanced topics to diverse audiences of programming enthusiasts spanning every skill level, which he enjoyed tremendously.

    Other information:

    PDXRust meets on the first Wednesday of every month, from 6-8pm, at Mozilla's Portland space. The first hour is either lightning talks from group members or a more in-depth tutorial from a Rust expert, and the second hour is hacking and social time.

    Join us in #pdxrust on irc.freenode.net (http://webchat.freenode.net/) with any feedback about what you'd like to see!

    Remember that Rust's Code of Conduct defines the Rust community's expectations for participation.

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    Friday
    Sep 9, 2016
    Tokio (Rust network application) Hack Night
    customer.io

    Interested in learning about a new Rust network application?

    Want to take a crack at hacking on the middleware?

    Join us as we hack on Tokio!

    Github: https://github.com/tokio-rs/tokio

    We'll start promptly with a quick tutorial of Tokio.

    Afterwards, we'll be working on Tokio clients, severs, and docs.

    Food and drinks will be provided.

    RSVP at https://tokiohacknight.splashthat.com/#rsvp

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    Saturday
    Sep 17, 2016
    Festival of Nations
    Division Midway Alliance

    Division Midway’s Festival of Nations celebrates East Portland’s diversity through music, dance, food, art, activities and vendors. Enjoy foods from around the world in the Taste of Nations tent. Dance to music from Cuba to Africa. Find exciting treasures at more than 60 vendor booths, try your luck at the “World Cake Walk” and practice your disc golf putting skills. Join the festivities Saturday, July 17 from 11am to 5pm in the Division Center parking lot at 11918 SE Division Street. Come on by and shake off your week with people from around the world!

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    My Story: A Non-Snapchatty Conversation with Women in STEM
    Portland State University Engineering Building

    Come to be informed and inspired by stories from Women about studying in STEM fields.

    Moderated by Janice Levenhagen-Seeley, CEO and Founder of ChickTech Inc. There will be representatives from STEM fields around PSU.

    RSVP Required. See link.

    NOTE: This event is for Women Only

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    Tuesday
    Sep 27, 2016
    Free Community Screening: DESIGN DISRUPTORS, brought to you by InVision & Delight Conference.
    PNCA Mediatheque

    Join us for an exclusive screening of the InVision-produced documentary DESIGN DISRUPTORS, brought to you by InVision & Delight Conference.

    DESIGN DISRUPTORS

    You're invited to join us for an exclusive screening of Design Disruptors, a full-length documentary about the future of design, produced by InVision, a Delight Conference Signature Partner. The film features design leaders and product designers from 15+ industry-toppling companies-valued at more than $1 trillion dollars combined. The film chronicles the true nature of design and the design-driven business revolutions being shaped around the world through the designers' eyes.

    Hosted by the PNCA Collaborative Design MFA program at the PNCA Mediatheque, this screening will be a chance to mingle with Delight attendees, local professionals and PNCA design MFA's.

    Starting at 6:15, with lights down at 6:45 and a talk-back immediately following. Seating is limited, so you have to register, but there will be reserved VIP seating for Delight attendees. Watch the documentary trailer now.

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    Tuesday
    Oct 4, 2016
    Stumptown Syndicate presents: It's Documentary
    Crowd Compass

    The Stumptown Syndicate is showcasing two local films. Chris Higgins will present a 20-min rough cut of Access, a documentary that examines the accessibility of websites and apps today, and host a Q&A following. Our main feature is award-winning 2015 documentary Arresting Power: Resisting Police Violence in Portland, from Jodi Darby, Julie Perini, and Erin Yanke, a film about about the history of conflict between the Portland police and community members throughout the past fifty years (84min).

    Snack-wise, we'll have popcorn, soda, and water on hand!

    RSVP and join us


    This event is part of Resolution Fest.

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    Thursday
    Oct 6, 2016
    Stumptown Syndicate presents: Sparkle Pony Hacker Lounge
    Crowd Compass

    Every year, Open Source Bridge hosts a Hacker Lounge where folks come to chat, collaborate, and make things. This fall, Stumptown Syndicate (the nonprofit parent organization behind Bridge) is bringing the Hacker Lounge to the public, with DIY button-making, Legos, a 3D printer, and more!

    RSVP


    This event is part of Resolution Fest 2016.

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    Wednesday
    Oct 12, 2016
    Breaking Conway’s Law: Converting Business Logic into Successful MarTech Execution
    Act-On Software Corporate Headquarters

    Sometimes the difficulty in launching a successful marketing campaign can be attributed to organizational challenges. As marketers we are often constrained by organizational inefficiencies rather than our technical capabilities. Through this presentation, I’d like to explain how technical marketers can get the business intelligence they need, fix organizational inefficiencies, acquire the right tools for the job and drive digital marketing efforts forward in a way that can drastically affect a company’s bottom line. During this presentation, we’ll go over the following:

    • Iterative vs campaign-based approaches to marketing deliverables.
    • How to sort through analytics to determine what are vanity metrics, OPIs and KPIs.
    • Re-prioritizing deliverables and capabilities based on KPIs.
    • Integrating lead scoring and content customization into static campaigns.
    • “Smart Persona” tracking and attribution models.

    A large part of the presentation will include information on actual tools and metrics that I am currently using so feel free to ask any questions you may have related to the data or examples presented.


    Speaker Bio:

    Garrett Gillas got his start in technology at the age of 12 when he built his first website for his father’s electric vehicle startup. Since then, he has made a career out of helping business use digital marketing to grow their business.

    Garrett is currently a Marketing Manager at Tripwire where he oversees all web properties, paid media and related demand-gen analytics. Before Tripwire, he spent the last 10 years working with digital advertising agencies including Razorfish and CMD. His past clients include Netflix, Microsoft Xbox, HP, Hawaiian Airlines, IBM, Google, Urban Airship and Intel. Garrett is a Portland, Oregon native.

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    Tuesday
    Oct 18, 2016
    PDX Code Guild Demo Day!
    PDX Code Guild

    Join PDX Code Guild and our wonderful graduates for an awesome evening of final project demos, refreshments, and fun!

    Schedule:

    6:30pm | Light Refreshments & Mingling
    7:00pm | Student Demos!
    7:45pm | Break
    8:00pm | Student Demos!
    8:45pm | Happy Hour

    RSVP here!

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    Thursday
    Oct 27, 2016
    Virtual Reality Community Hour[s] at CENTRL Eastside
    CENTRL Office Eastside

    This meetup gives you two sneak peeks, one IRL and one in VR. 

    First, get an early look at CENTRL Office's new eastside location. Second, get an early look at Vectorspace VR.

    What's Vectorspace VR?

    "VectorSpace VR specializes in building large scale,  immersive VR exhibits that streamline a myriad of technologies, including: IR motion tracking, Oculus Rift and mini backpack PC’s, to create unprecedented experiences.  

    "We have just installed our first VR system in Chicago for a large haunted house attraction company and look forward to exhibiting this content for Portland’s local tech community." 

    As always, refreshments will be graciously provided by our hosts at CENTRL Office.

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    Monday
    Nov 7, 2016
    Portland Community Hour[s] at CENTRL Office Pearl [CANCELED]
    CENTRL Office

    NOTE: We're going to cancel this due to the power outage in the Pearl.

    PIE, Silicon Florist, and Built Oregon would like to invite you to Community Hour[s], an ongoing gathering of all the people who make up the entrepreneurial fabric in our community. There is no agenda, panel, or discussion. It’s a time to relax and network with old friends and new connections. As much as we all love technology, relationships are built through personal connections and shared stories. So we hope you’ll join us for a few minutes, or a couple hours at the CENTRL Office Pearl Main Bar from 5-7pm. (Ending at 7pm sharp!)

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    Monday
    Nov 21, 2016
    Community Hour[s] - Portland Community Hour[s] at CENTRL Office Eastside
    CENTRL Office Eastside

    Built Oregon, PIE, and Silicon Florist would like to invite you to Community Hour[s], our ongoing gathering for all the people who make up the entrepreneurial fabric in our community. There is no agenda, panel, or discussion. It’s a time to relax and network with old friends and new connections. 

    As much as we all love technology, relationships are built through personal connections and shared stories. So we hope you’ll join us for a few minutes — or a couple of hours.

    As always, Community Hour[s] are graciously hosted by CENTRL Office.

    See you there!

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    Wednesday
    Nov 30, 2016
    Starting Your Career on a Self-Guided Path with Andy Hoffman
    PDX Code Guild

    Come join us for an awesome talk with the amazing Andy Hoffman! With the presentation timed at about 10-15 minutes, there will be lots of time to ask any questions you have 1-on-1 about starting your career as a professional and any other questions that might come up. We're looking forward to it- hope you are, too!

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    Thursday
    Jan 19
    Building Companies: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
    Cozy Portland Office

    Starting companies is easy. Keeping them going is hard.

    Join us for an unfiltered, uncensored discussion with the founders/CEOs from Treehouse, Puppet, ClientJoy, and Cozy, people who've been in the trenches and found ways to succeed. We'll cover everything from raising capital, hiring and firing, and cultivating culture, to doing everything you can to stay alive. Stephen Green will field your questions and moderate what's sure to be a lively discussion!

    Doors open at 6:30pm and the panel will begin at 7pm sharp. Light snacks provided. Seating is limited, so please register to attend.

    Conversations at Cozy is a series of talks and lectures for the community. Follow @CozyCo on Twitter for details about the next event.

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    Monday
    Feb 6
    Portland Startup Week
    through Various

    Whether you’re a startup, a company interested in helping startups, or one of the many organizations that support startups in the Rose City, there’s no better way to showcase what you’re doing than Portland Startup Week.

    Last year, we had nearly 100 free events taking place during the week. And this year promises to be no different.

    Interested in hosting an event during Portland Startup Week? There's still time. Get more information on Portland Startup Week.

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    Community Hour[s] - Portland Community Hour[s] at CENTRL Office Pearl: Portland Startup Week edition
    CENTRL Office

    It's Portland Startup Week! What better time to get the startup community together? 

    That's why Built OregonPIE, and Silicon Florist is using Startup Week as an opportunity to kick off a new year of Community Hour[s], our ongoing gatherings for all of the people who make up the entrepreneurial fabric of our community. There is no agenda, panel, or discussion. It’s a time to relax and network with old friends and make new connections with your peers and across industries. 

    As much as we all love technology, we realize that community relationships are built through personal connections and shared stories. So we hope you’ll join us for a few minutes — or a couple of hours.

    As always, Community Hour[s] are graciously hosted by CENTRL Office.

    See you there!

    P.S. Don't forget… if you're interested in getting involved in Portland Startup Week, there's still time to host your own event. It's easy. Just pick a time, a topic, and a place and we'll get you added to the list.

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    Wednesday
    Feb 8
    Portland Lunch 2.0 - Portland Startup Week Lunch 2.0
    Centrl Office

    It's Portland Startup Week (February 6-10)! And it's become a bit of a Startup Week tradition to revisit some of our amazing Portland startup community events from yesteryear — like Portland Lunch 2.0

    So… Can we buy lunch? Join Portland Lunch 2.0 sponsor StackPath and the rest of our community at CENTRL Office for a bite to eat, seeing old friends, and meeting new folks in our community.

    Please mark your calendars and plan to be there!

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    Hack the Dot: PDX Startup Week
    Vacasa

    A Hack the Dot is a two-hour hackathon where coding school students, junior developers, experienced developers, marketers, designers and curious web people come together to build ideas around a domain name. Our events are meant to be a quick and fun way to build a humorous (and functional) product quickly while meeting people in your tech/startup community.

    There will be pizza. And beer.

    What to Bring / How to Prepare: • Bring your laptop (fully charged). Bring your charger just in case. • Install the Atom text editor. Go here: https://atom.io/ • Setup a github.com account

    How does it work? Step 1: Attendees are broken up into random teams and assigned spirit animals to guide their efforts. Step 2: The teams are provided with the same undisclosed domain name by Name.com, arbitrary and often hilarious. Step 3: Teams have just two hours to come up with a functioning site inspired by that domain. The team builds the most creative and fun idea for the domain wins.

    Participants will be judged on four criteria: (1) functionality, (2) design, (3) humor, and (4) creative domain name interpretation.

    What do you get at the event? FOOD! SWAG! FRIENDS!

    How much does it cost? It’s FREE!

    Questions? Send them to HacktheDot at name.com.

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    Friday
    Feb 10
    Beer and Blog
    Loyal Legion Pub

    It's been a great week, but it's time to shut it down. Whether you attended a ton of events or none, please join us for a walk down memory lane with Beer and Blog, the official closing party of Portland Startup Week.

    Need more motivation? name.com has offered to buy the first round.

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    Thursday
    Feb 23
    LaunchCode
    Portland Community College

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

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    LaunchCode's LC101 Info Session
    PCC - Climb Center

    LC101 is a FREE 20-week intensive coding course designed to give students the skills that they need to pursue a career in tech. This event is the info session about this course if you are intrigued to learn more...

    Apply to course - launchcode.org/lc101

    Application deadline: Thursday, March 23

    Details about the course:

    Where: CLIMB Center - PCC
    When: Monday/Thursday nights -- starts April 17th Time: 6-9pm Cost: FREE.

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    Monday
    Mar 6
    Portland Community Hour[s] at CENTRL Office Pearl
    CENTRL Office

    Join Built OregonPIE, and Silicon Florist for Community Hour[s], our ongoing gathering for all of the people who make up the entrepreneurial fabric of our community. There is no agenda, panel, or discussion. It’s a time to relax and network with old friends and make new connections with your peers and across industries. 

    As much as we all love technology, we realize that community relationships are built through personal connections and shared stories. So we hope you’ll join us for a few minutes — or a couple of hours.

    See you there!

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    Thursday
    Mar 23
    StackPath and PIE mixer
    Barlow

    Join StackPath and PIE at Barlow 737 SW Salmon Street (kitty corner across the park from the Portland Art Museum) for drinks and light bites

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