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Apr 19, 2017
PDX Serverless Meetup: Serverless Bot Development on Azure
Simple (New Office)


Serverless Bot Development on AzureChatbots are becoming ubiquitous. From customer service to personal assistance chatbots have come to the forefront because of the natural feel of conversational interfaces backed by AI, big data, and ML.

In this Meetup we’ll discuss how to put all of these elements together in a serverless way using Azure functions, the bot framework, and AI through cognitive services.


Christopher Davis, Cloud Solutions Architect, Microsoft

Pizza and Beverages provided

Jan 15, 2019
Serverless Architecture Meetup - Security in a Serverless World: Understanding Risk and Protection
Stackery 428 SW 4th St Suite 200 Portland, OR 97204

Cheers to 2019! We are starting the year off talking about Security!

According to a 2018 survey from The New Stack, over 75% of organizations are using or plan to use serverless in the next 18 months. But it does not come without security risks. In this talk, Sonya will discuss key components of serverless architecture and potential risks organizations need to be aware of, such as: visibility and monitoring challenges, denial-of-service attacks, dependencies on external resources, access control risks, and best practices for serverless security both as functions are built and at runtime.

Sonya Koptyev is the Director of Evangelism at Twistlock. She has been driving community efforts across various development technologies since the early days of SharePoint and .NET. Sonya worked on building the Office developer community and the Microsoft AI developer community and bringing the latest in bleeding edge technologies into the hands of developers. As part of Twistlock, Sonya is looking to bring the world of secure cloud native development into the hands of every developer, ensuring that they can make the most of the best cloud native technologies in a secure way.

Schedule: Doors Open at 6 p.m. Programming to begin at 6:30 p.m. with Q&A after.

Drinks and Light Snacks will be served.

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Jun 18, 2020
@DAMAPDX Chapter Meeting June 2020: Predictive Analytics with BigQuery ML with Jimmy Ruiz
Zoom Conference

In this session a Customer Engineer from Google will provide an introduction to BigQuery and BigQuery ML.

About this Event

Presented by Jimmy Ruiz, Google Cloud Platform Engineer

DAMAPDX chapter meetings free to members, suggested donation for online events (pay what you can)


What is BigQuery? BigQuery Architectural Overview BigQuery Demo Introduction into BigQuery ML Demo: Predict GA 360 User Conversions with BigQuery ML

In this session, a Customer Engineer from Google will provide an introduction to BigQuery and BigQuery ML. Attendees will learn some key concepts, use cases, and see BigQuery in action.

Where RSVP for Zoom link

Date – Thursday, June 18th

Time – 8:30 – 10:30am

Mar 16, 2023
Data PDX: Data Governance with Dataplex (RESCHEDULED)
Google Portland 555 SW Morrison St, Suite 500, Portland OR


Kamran Shirazi, Google Cloud

Kamran started his career at Teradata as a DWH consultant in 2006, after completing his bachelors in computer sciences with majors in Data warehousing and Data Mining. He worked in Europe with large financial and telecom companies before moving to Portland in 2010. As BI Architect at Nike, he led the DWH CoE group that owned the creation of design patterns and data modeling standards. Later, he joined Intel as an Engineering Manager and led the migration of a mission critical SQL Server platform to the cloud. Kamran carries over 15 years of experience in the data management space and holds certifications in Snowflake, Teradata and Google Data Engineering.


Data Governance Overview Components of Data Governance Data Governance through Dataplex Key Features Use Cases Demo Q&A

RSVP for entry ticket. This is an IN PERSON event at Google Portland


Free! (suggested donation $5 for non-members)

If you’ve paid any DAMA membership dues during 2019-2021 or are an employee of a corporate member, please choose Member RSVP.


555 SW Morrison, Portland, OR Suite 500, Meier and Frank building

RSVP for entry, this is an IN PERSON event

Time – 4pm