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Wednesday
Oct 8, 2008
Portland Werewolf October '08 Gathering
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come play Werewolf with us.

We have the private room in the back reserved. From 6-7 we'll have a social hour were we can just hang out, drink, and eat. Then at 7 we'll start to play. Please make sure to RSVP attending so that we know how many people to expect. You are guaranteed a spot to play if you RSVP.

Donations are appreciated for the room rental.

Check out our upcoming page toRSVP and for directions.

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Wednesday
Apr 29, 2009
Agile Learning Games Play Party!
Ristretto Roasters (N Williams)

Whenever we attend an Open Space conference, the sessions on Agile Learning Games are always among the most fun and best attended. This will be a self-organized play party hosted by Chris Sims of the Technical Management Institute and Elisabeth Hendrickson of Quality Tree Software. There will be refreshments, and plenty of room to spread out and play.

Agenda

At 6 pm, Willem Larsen will demonstrate "Where are your keys?" a revolutionary language learning game.

At 7 pm, we'll all share--and play--our favorite Agile learning games. This evening is a preview and warm-up event for our daylong workshop, "Creating Agile Learning Games for Coaches & Consultants," to be held on Friday, May 1 at the Kennedy School.

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Friday
May 1, 2009
Creating Agile Learning Games for Coaches & Consultants
McMenamins Kennedy School

Presented by Chris Sims and

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Sunday
Feb 7, 2010
Wei Qi (Go) with the Portland Go Club
Portland Classical Chinese Garden

The first Sunday of every month, the Portland Go Club hosts a casual workshop for this ancient, pan-Asian board game. This is a free event with garden admission.

Enjoyed by classical Chinese scholars for thousands of years, Go (Wei Qi in Chinese) is a simple looking yet strategically complex game for people of all ages.

We'll be there with sets playing, so join in, ask questions, or just watch. More info at: http://oregongo.org/

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Saturday
Oct 1, 2011
4chan 8th anniversary meetup with moot
through Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade

4chan is having a celebration of 8 wonderful years, in Portland, moots gonna be there (as part of ROFLcon), drinks will be drunk, arcades will be played, cake eaten and voodoo donuts as well!

Meetup is 10pm at Ground Kontrol ($2 cover after 9PM, 21+ after 5PM).. voodoo doughnuts meetup after midnight.

See also http://www.genmay.com/showthread.php?t=838251

Also follow @4chan on twitter for late-breaking announcements and changes.

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday
Apr 19, 2012
Using Windows Programs in Ubuntu 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
Jul 25, 2012
Portland Games for Change: Visioning & Agenda Setting
OpenSourcery

Meet fellow members and help develop our agenda for events, initiatives and programs.

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Thursday
Sep 6, 2012
Digital Interactive Hacks: The V Motion Project and LightTroupe
BoomBap!

What happens when digital worlds exit the screen and walk into real-world social spaces? Join us to see two inspiring interactivity hacks, the V Motion Project and LightTroupe, that break open our experience of digital life.

  • What: Digital interactive collaborations that merge light, motion and music.
  • When: Thursday, September 6th 2012, 8pm
  • Where: BoomBap, 640 SE Stark, Portland OR
  • Who: Hosted by Portland Games for Change and BoomBap
  • Price: Free, Donations Suggested

The V Motion Project is a Kinect hack that tracks a performer's motion to create live music and a visual spectacle, what Laughing Squid calls a "gestural music-video performance system.” Developer Jeff Nusz from New Zealand will knowledge share about the collaboration of choreographers, musicians, cinematographers and coders who turned movement into music.

https://vimeo.com/45417241

LightTroupe, a Portland-based group, creates new art forms through live, interactive digital projections. Their current project is a game-driven music world that affects environmental lighting and creates visually stunning particles in a physical environment. Utilizing a game controller, players navigate and deflect piano created particles to bring chaos into a balanced field of visual stasis.

https://vimeo.com/lighttroupe

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Thursday
Sep 27, 2012
Games 4 Change PDX: Planning Meeting
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Saturday
Sep 29, 2012
Portland Retro Gaming Expo
through Oregon Convention Center

Celebrating classic video and computer games

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

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

Hosted by the 4th Annual Emergent Learning Commons conference.

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

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

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

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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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Friday
Sep 27, 2013
Portland Indie Speed Run
through University of Portland, Shiley Hall, Room 319

The Portland Indie Game Squad, Pixel Arts Game Education, and the University of Portland are hosting a 48-hour game jam from September 27th through the 29th. Participants will gather Friday evening, hear the jam’s secret theme, then race against the clock to make a game using their technical skills, teamwork, and everything learned along the way! People without specific or advanced technical skills are of course welcome to participate to learn new things and meet the community.

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Friday
Oct 25, 2013
|CoR| Oregon Territorial LAN
through Evergreen PCA Building; Beaverton, Oregon

We are hosting a LAN Party in Beaverton.

60+ seats with gigabit connections. 2 hosted game servers. Some games will be available for demo while at the LAN for those considering owning the full game later.

We will have both a Steam game server and a non steam server. Both will be connect tot he LAN and available to join games and play new friends at the LAN.

Please see our site for information and registration. Those with advanced registration will be given preference at the LAN party for seating.

Admission fee may be waved for those who can not afford to pay full price (email for free tickets). Additional donations always welcome.

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Friday
Nov 1, 2013
COPIOUSLabs TechTalk: Build your own Ruby-powered Arcade Machine!
COPIOUS

COPIOUS is a user-centered digital experience agency. We build digital products with the user at heart and technology in our bones.

About TechTalks:

COPIOUSLabs TechTalks series meets every other Friday at 1pm at the Copious office. Our talks span artificial intelligence, new programming languages and techniques, computational linguistics, geographic data processing, systems and software architecture, augmented reality, network security, and more as proposed to our engineering team.

About this talk:

Speaker: Andrew Havens, Senior Software Engineer

Have you ever wished you could re-live the fun you had as a kid playing arcade games? Have you ever wanted to learn 2D game programming with Ruby? Now is the time! The hardware is cheap. The libraries are easy to learn. This talk will cover some basic game programming techniques using Ruby, address some challenges you may run into, and cover the hardware and software you need in order to build and run your own Ruby-powered arcade machine.

All are welcome to attend. If you have a talk that you'd like to suggest presenting, please email it to [email protected] along with a brief outline of what you'd like to cover.

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Friday
Dec 6, 2013
Portland Code School Tree Lighting Ceremony (and open house)
Burnside Digital Office

Come and check out the PCS classroom, meet some new folks, drink some nog, play some board/card/dice games, and be witness to the first ever PCS tree lighting ceremony!

Admittedly, the 'ceremony' aspect of things will be a bit thin... but the other festivities will make up for it :)

We will have nog and beer. Feel free to bring your own drinks/food, or bring some to share. Mostly, you can expect to just hang out, play some games, and learn more about PCS informally.

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Tuesday
Mar 11, 2014
Puzzled Pint: "Casinos"
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Do you like original puzzles? Not the jigsaw type, but the wordplay and logic type? Do you like beer? Then join us for PUZZLED PINT!

A location puzzle, posted to puzzledpint.com at 6pm Monday, will lead you to a bar Tuesday night. (Hints are also available.) A few more original, low-key puzzles will be at the bar. And we'll be there to provide all the hints and nudges you desire. Bring your friends!

Feel free to drop in any time between 6 and 9pm, for as long as you'd like. It's a free event.

More details at http://www.puzzledpint.com/. It's kinda hard to explain, but if this sounds even remotely interesting, you'll love it!

This month's event is casino themed. No reason. Just because.

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Saturday
Mar 15, 2014
Play Matters - ElbowFish Launch Party
Guardian Games

Play Matters!

Elbowfish: A Portland Games Studio Invites You To Our Launch Party

Saturday, March 15, 7:00pm - 10:00pm+ Guardian Games, 345 SE Taylor St, Portland Open to the public • All ages • Children welcome

CELEBRATE the retail release of Antimatter Matters: A Quantum Physics Board Game (Really!)

PLAY the game critics call “The perfect recipe for a fun-filled, nerdy evening" PLAYTEST our new games in development ENJOY Music, Dancing, Food and Fun

MEET our talented designers & artists: Game Designer: Leana Galiel Game Artists: Thomas Conrad Rigby, Noah Patrick Pfarr & Liz Lundblade Producer: David Galiel • And Scott Isler, creator of Antimatter Matters

MUSIC by: Olivia & René
Parzival - Special Guest from Seattle
And, closing out the night: DJ Mr. Moo!

Special Thanks to Angel May & the wonderful folks at Guardian Games

Got questions? We've got answers! What is Playtesting? Playing a prototype of a new game, to help the designers improve it. Is this really all ages? Can I really bring my 8 year old? Yes, really! We encourage attendees to bring their children! What if I'm not a geek or into science? Will I still have fun? Antimatter Matters is an easy game to learn, thecombines elements of chance and strategy, it can be played in competitive, team-based or cooperative modes, and it requires exactly zero prior knowledge of quantum physics.

For more info contact: [email protected]

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Tuesday
Apr 8, 2014
Puzzled Pint: "Mix Tape"
???

April's theme is Mix Tape! Don't worry, no boom box required.

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Do you like original puzzles? Not the jigsaw type, but the wordplay and logic type? Do you like beer? Then join us for PUZZLED PINT!

A location puzzle, posted to puzzledpint.com at 6pm Monday, will lead you to a bar Tuesday night. (Hints are also available.) A few more original, low-key puzzles will be at the bar. And we'll be there to provide all the hints and nudges you desire. Bring your friends!

Feel free to drop in any time between 6 and 9pm, for as long as you'd like. It's a free event.

More details at http://www.puzzledpint.com/. It's kinda hard to explain, but if this sounds even remotely interesting, you'll love it!

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Tuesday
May 13, 2014
Puzzled Pint
???

Do you like original puzzles? Not the jigsaw type, but the wordplay and logic type? Do you like beer? Then join us for PUZZLED PINT!

A location puzzle, posted to puzzledpint.com at 6pm Monday, will lead you to a bar Tuesday night. (Hints are also available.) A few more original, low-key puzzles will be at the bar. And we'll be there to provide all the hints and nudges you desire. Bring your friends!

Feel free to drop in any time between 6 and 9pm, for as long as you'd like. It's a free event.

More details at http://www.puzzledpint.com/. It's kinda hard to explain, but if this sounds even remotely interesting, you'll love it!

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Saturday
May 31, 2014
The Expressive Power of Games: A Talk By Brenda Romero with The Portland Indie Game Squad
PSU Native American Student Community Center

When we think of games - video games, board games, any kind of games - they are often trivialized as mere childish pastimes to entertain us. Yet games are and have always been so much more than that. From the Olympics to epic man-vs-machine chess matches to daily “games” in which an underdog rises above and beats the system, games are powerful artifacts of our everyday lives with a potential for creative expressivity and change beyond that for which we give them credit. In this talk, game designer and artist Brenda Romero talks about the expressive power of games and her current work in the award-winning Mechanic is the Message series.

Following the talk, Portland Indie Game Squad will introduce the exciting work happening in Portland and lead a discussion for generating ideas and making connections in the local game development community.


Brenda Romero is an award-winning game designer, artist, writer and creative director who entered the video game industry in 1981 at the age of 15. She is the longest continuously serving woman in the video game industry. Brenda worked with a variety of digital game companies as a game designer or creative director, including Atari, Sir-tech Software, Electronic Arts and numerous companies in the social and mobile space. She is presently the game designer in residence at the University of California at Santa Cruz and the co-founder and chief operating officer of Loot Drop, a social and mobile game company. In recent years, Brenda has become known for an award-winning series of non-digital games titled The Mechanic is the Message. So far, Train, Siochan Leat, the New World and Pre-Conception have been released. In 2009, her game Train won the coveted Vanguard Award at IndieCade for "pushing the boundaries of game design and showing us what games can do."


A collaboration among: Portland State University Pixel Arts Game Education Portland Indie Game Squad

This event is free and open to all.

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Tuesday
Jun 10, 2014
Puzzled Pint
???

Do you like original puzzles? Not the jigsaw type, but the wordplay and logic type? Do you like beer? Then join us for PUZZLED PINT!

A location puzzle, posted to puzzledpint.com at 6pm Monday, will lead you to a bar Tuesday night. (Hints are also available.) A few more original, low-key puzzles will be at the bar. And we'll be there to provide all the hints and nudges you desire. Bring your friends!

Feel free to drop in any time between 6 and 9pm, for as long as you'd like. It's a free event.

More details at http://www.puzzledpint.com/. It's kinda hard to explain, but if this sounds even remotely interesting, you'll love it!

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Tuesday
Jul 8, 2014
Puzzled Pint
???

Do you like original puzzles? Not the jigsaw type, but the wordplay and logic type? Do you like beer? Then join us for PUZZLED PINT!

A location puzzle, posted to puzzledpint.com at 6pm Monday, will lead you to a bar Tuesday night. (Hints are also available.) A few more original, low-key puzzles will be at the bar. And we'll be there to provide all the hints and nudges you desire. Bring your friends!

Feel free to drop in any time between 6 and 9pm, for as long as you'd like. It's a free event.

More details at http://www.puzzledpint.com/. It's kinda hard to explain, but if this sounds even remotely interesting, you'll love it!

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Tuesday
Aug 12, 2014
Puzzled Pint
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Do you like original puzzles? Not the jigsaw type, but the wordplay and logic type? Do you like beer? Then join us for PUZZLED PINT!

The theme this month is "Moving Day."

Well we're movin' on up, To the inside. To a deluxe bar where we can guzzle. Movin' on up, To the inside. We finally got a piece of the puzzle!

A location puzzle, posted to puzzledpint.com at 6pm Monday, will lead you to a bar Tuesday night. (Hints are also available.) A few more original, low-key puzzles will be at the bar. And we'll be there to provide all the hints and nudges you desire. Bring your friends!

Feel free to drop in any time between 6 and 9pm, for as long as you'd like. It's a free event.

More details at http://www.puzzledpint.com/. It's kinda hard to explain, but if this sounds even remotely interesting, you'll love it!

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Thursday
Sep 18, 2014
UnityPDX monthly meetup
Portland Code School

GUI System Demo and workshop.

Last meetup we covered the new GUI features found in Unity.

This meetup we will be conducting a workshop on how to actually use the UI and mock a few things up. I will have a basic mockup which you can use or bring your own.

Please bring a computer with Unity and/or an image editing program to jam with us! Artists and Coders and folks still learning are all welcome!

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Saturday
Jan 24, 2015
Intro to Programming Games with Clojure
Epicodus

Learn the basics of computer programming by making games!

This 2 hour workshop will give you an introduction and overview to programming, programming with Clojure and developing simple games.

We will start with an existing game template and then make changes and see the effects in real time.

Then we will talk about how simple 2D games are structured and introduce more technical game and programming concepts and aspects.

And then work on making more changes and customizations.

Please check the link for more info and get a free ticket at EventBrite so we know you are coming.

Thanks!

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Thursday
Mar 19, 2015
GameStorm Game Convention
through Hilton Vancouver Washington

The event features a game library with over 1000 titles and enough space for anyone and everyone to play to their heart's content.

Attendees may choose from organized events, open tabletop play, game lab design programming, LARP, tabletop RPG's, LAN games, miniatures, console games, panels and guest activities, and other fun stuff.

Tickets are available in advance via the website or may be purchased at the door. There are no individual event registration fees; admission is all-inclusive.

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Thursday
Feb 11, 2016
Game On 2016
Plaza del Toro

We’ve put together a fantastic evening. You’ll enjoy fascinating presentations on surgical, educational and manufacturing applications for VR & AR, and learn how one Oregon studio creates the training simulations that help our Navy prepare for missile attacks. This mental feast will be followed by a gourmet dinner from renowned Chef John Gorham and exciting conversation games designed by Rose City Games. You should leave full of new information, good food, and hopefully brimming with exciting ideas for how virtual and mixed reality can apply to your life and work.

We hope you’ll join Oregon’s video game developers, elected officials, journalists and leadership from the industries outlined above as we learn why Oregon is uniquely positioned to become one of the best gamification, VR and AR development markets in the world.

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Monday
Dec 5, 2016
Portland Indie Game Squad Year End Party
The Oregon Public House

Free & All Ages Play games, meet developers, celebrate Portland games! Have dinner and drinks with us to raise money for the PIGSquad nonprofit!

Join us in an evening of games, special announcements, and community fun as we celebrate 2016 and kick off our end-of-year pledge drive for the nonprofit. We are Charity of the Day for Oregon Public House: A portion of all food and drink purchases on Monday, December 5th (including lunch!) will benefit the Portland Indie Game Squad. In addition to having games available for play, we will be revisiting our year and hosting a PIGSquad organizer Q&A session for a "Town Hall" meeting.

11:30am-6pm: Restaurant Open & Games Downstairs 6pm: Party Starts in Ballroom 7pm: Town Hall 8pm: Party Resumes 10pm: Party Ends

Attendees are required to follow the PIGSquad Code of Conduct: http://pigsquad.com/code-of-conduct/

See you soon!

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Saturday
Dec 17, 2016
PIGSquad Horror Game Marathon
5th Avenue Cinema

Join us in a live horror game marathon as we play through scary games like Until Dawn, Witch's House, and Damned on the big screen! This will also conclude the Portland Indie Game Squad's funding drive for the year, so we'll be streaming and counting new pledges to the nonprofit as we edge through the night. Be ready to show your fear ;D

Pizza and PBR (for those of us over 21) will be provided. Attendees are expected to follow the PIGSquad Code of Conduct: http://pigsquad.com/code-of-conduct/ Some games are rated M for Mature!

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Monday
Jan 30, 2017
10th Annual Winter Coders' Social
Simple

Potluck and game night for Portland Coders of all flavors. Register at eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/10th-annual-winter-coders-social-and-potluck-tickets-31309764348

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Thursday
Mar 9, 2017
Game On
New Relic

Game On is the Oregon Game Organization (OGO)'s annual celebration of games and new technology. This year, OGO and TAO have teamed up to bring you several presentations on Oregon games, where games are meeting enterprise, and a wide array interactive gaming stations and demos showcasing regional companies and their work.

Our evening will begin with demos, drinks & hors d’oeuvres, followed by several local companies sharing their current work and what is on the horizon for gaming. We will wrap up the evening by sharing additional hand-picked demos to educate and entertain all attendees of Game On.

The world of gaming is evolving rapidly. Games are a strong and ongoing contributor to job creation and the state’s economy, and the rapidly expanding AR & VR markets offer opportunities for us to use gaming skill sets to solve real world problems. Join business and creative leaders, policy makers and educators on the evening of March 9th to see what where we’ve been and what’s coming next.

More details on speakers and tickets are here: https://www.techoregon.org/events/game

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Thursday
Mar 30, 2017
GameStorm 19
through Red Lion Hotel on the River, Jantzen Beach

The event features a game library with over 1000 titles and enough space for anyone and everyone to play to their heart's content.

Attendees may choose from organized events, open tabletop play, game lab design programming, LARP, tabletop RPG's, LAN games, miniatures, console games, panels and guest activities, and other fun stuff.

Memberships are available in advance via the website or may be purchased at the door. There are no individual event registration fees; admission is all-inclusive.

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Thursday
Apr 27, 2017
Founder’s Pool Tournament YESpdx Social
Uptown Billiards Club

Join us at Uptown Billiard Club on Thursday evening (April 27th) for our first Founder Pool Tournament! Aside from the usual networking with other fellow entrepreneurs and friends, there’s a twist! We’ll be having a Founder Pool Tournament with a prize; that would help you as a startup founder or anyone trying to launch a company.

Rules We’ll have head to head matches; bracket style (similar to March Madness). Winner of the first Founder Pool Tournament will get a free space at NedSpace for a team of up to 3 people (3 hot desk memberships) for a month at NedSpace in downtown Portland. Host Heber Michaels sets all rules, and when a ruling is needed, he alone is the decider.

Who should attend? The event is open to all young entrepreneurs (remember, young is subjective). If you took the time to read through all of this, then YOU should attend!

Why attend? Come to build a collaborative network, open doors to new business opportunities, and be in a close community of young entrepreneurs; the current and future makers and shakers of the world. Do you have your own startup or company? Are you a designer, developer, in marketing, student or an aspiring entrepreneur looking to start your own company? Come connect with other young entrepreneurs! You never know who you will meet, what new ideas and collaboration can come from it.

This is a private event (21 and older) with the max capacity of 24 sharp entrepreneurs. Ticket price is $7 so please RSVP. All NedSpace related events have a Code of Conduct which all participants, members, partners, visitors, vendors, guests must abide by. http://nedspace.com/img/NedSpaceCodeofConductv1.4.pdf

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