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Thursday
May 27, 2010
Free Job Seekers Event: Landscape Changes in the Job Market
Webtrends

As the economy begins to recover, new opportunities are encouraging both those who are currently employed and those who aren't to take a fresh look around. However, in the last 2 years, many changes have affected how companies search for top employees and how applicants should pursue desired positions. It's not enough to simply put your resume on monster.com or careerbuilder.com, job hunters must know how to use all the existing social media tools to optimize their job search reach and develop their professional network.

Attend a useful, no-nonsense SAO workshop on finding and winning jobs in the new economy job market.

You will learn: * Top 10 tips for developing and using your network on LinkedIn and beyond * Mixing old and new strategies in the new employment economy * Is traditional full time employment or freelancing the best option for you? * Target Audience: Job seekers, professionals looking to make a move in their careers, hiring managers

Panelists Sara Davey-Schmidt, Senior Account Manager, 52 Limited Jeff Miller, CEO, EdgeLink Tore Steen, VP Marketing and Business Development, JanRain

Moderated by Alex Kroman, Director of Operations, OpenSourcery

Free for members & people in transition / $10 non members Includes networking, program, light appetizers

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Thursday
Jul 22, 2010
Rackspace Recruiting Meet & Geek
Barracuda

Rackspace is hiring and wants to meet you!

Rackspace, an awesome company that supports open source projects like the Drizzle and Cassandra databases is looking for a broad range of developers and system administrators.

Meet with their developers face to face at a recruiting Meet & Geek at 7PM before Linux Fund’s party.

Find out more about their opportunities involving open source at:

http://www.rackertalent.com/careers/

To get there from OSCON / Convention Center:

• Take the MAX light rail WESTBOUND • Cross the river - Past Rose Quarter Stop • Get off at Old Town/Chinatown • Walk West (away from the river) to NW 2ND Ave. • Walk South (the direction of the train) two blocks past Davis and Couch

See you there!

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Thursday
Feb 23, 2012
OEN Workshop: Intelligent Hiring - March 2012
Miller Nash

Good managers and leaders agree - the most valuable asset in any company is its employees.

Is your hiring process set up to support your most valuable asset?

While there is no exact science for guaranteeing the perfect hire, you can improve your chances of hiring right the first time through a well planned and executed hiring process. This interactive session addresses the legal considerations associated with hiring and provides participants with tools to identify and uncover a candidate’s skills, performance and fit within their industry and workplace culture. Participants will practice interviewing and screening techniques and will develop a plan for refining their current hiring practices.

What You Will Gain: • Understand pertinent employment laws affecting the hiring and interview process • Implement practices to avoid negligent hiring practices • Acquire and practice the most effective interview styles and strategies • Plan and organize an objective interview and evaluation process

Who Will Benefit: • Supervisors • Managers • HR Professionals

Speaker: Molly Kelley with XeniumHR

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OEN Workshop: Intelligent Hiring - March 2012
Miller Nash

Good managers and leaders agree - the most valuable asset in any company is its employees.

Is your hiring process set up to support your most valuable asset?

While there is no exact science for guaranteeing the perfect hire, you can improve your chances of hiring right the first time through a well planned and executed hiring process. This interactive session addresses the legal considerations associated with hiring and provides participants with tools to identify and uncover a candidate’s skills, performance and fit within their industry and workplace culture. Participants will practice interviewing and screening techniques and will develop a plan for refining their current hiring practices.

What You Will Gain: • Understand pertinent employment laws affecting the hiring and interview process • Implement practices to avoid negligent hiring practices • Acquire and practice the most effective interview styles and strategies • Plan and organize an objective interview and evaluation process

Who Will Benefit: • Supervisors • Managers • HR Professionals

Speaker: Molly Kelley with XeniumHR

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Monday
Mar 5, 2012
OEN Workshop: Intelligent Hiring
Miller Nash

Good managers and leaders agree - the most valuable asset in any company is its employees.

Is your hiring process set up to support your most valuable asset?

While there is no exact science for guaranteeing the perfect hire, you can improve your chances of hiring right the first time through a well planned and executed hiring process. This interactive session addresses the legal considerations associated with hiring and provides participants with tools to identify and uncover a candidate’s skills, performance and fit within their industry and workplace culture. Participants will practice interviewing and screening techniques and will develop a plan for refining their current hiring practices.

What You Will Gain:

• Understand pertinent employment laws affecting the hiring and interview process • Implement practices to avoid negligent hiring practices • Acquire and practice the most effective interview styles and strategies • Plan and organize an objective interview and evaluation process

Who Will Benefit:

• Supervisors • Managers • HR Professionals

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Tuesday
Mar 13, 2012
OEN CEO Roundtable: How to build great teams by having a rigorous HR personnel management system
First Citizen's Bank

In this OEN CEO Roundtable, Nitin will talk about the HR philosophy, culture, policies, and tactics that allowed Saber to grow from 20 employees to 1200 with zero voluntary separations from the company in its first 8 years. More importantly, 100% of the management team that drove this growth were promoted from within (programmers to executives) thus keeping our compensation and recruiting costs amongst the lowest in the industry.

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

Who should attend this event: CEOs and VP of HR for current and future high growth companies though any CEO that wants to build a company with a fabulous performance based culture would benefit from this event.

To register for this event, please call Kirsten Ringen, OEN Director of Membership Services, at 503-222-2270 x 113.

Speaker: Nitin Khanna, CEO, MergerTech Nitin Khanna, CEO, MergerTech, a boutique investment bank that facilitates mergers and acquisitions for technology companies with less than $100MM in revenue. Prior to MergerTech, Nitin was the founder, Chairman and CEO of Saber Corp. a Portland based national firm focused on providing technology solutions to government clients. Nitin started Saber in July 1998 and grew it to $120MM in revenues by 2007. The company was sold to EDS in December 2007 for $460MM. Currently he is very active in the Portland tech entrepreneurial community as an advisor, investor, mentor, and teacher.

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Wednesday
Nov 14, 2012
Portland Girl Geek Dinners #3
Cloudability

It's no secret there is a depressing lack of women in technology & STEM related careers—even worse is the societal focus on the problem not the solution. The solution is clear: inspire women to pursue their interests in technology and provide a support system with wisdom and encouragement to develop their careers.

Join us for a honest and proactive conversation about all things career; from resume & interview tips to salary neogations to dealing with cultural norms & expectations to unique insight on how we as women can kick ass AND climb the ladder.
Our conversation will be lead by Jenny Walsh, VP Web Services, GigaPan Systems - http://www.gigapan.com and Aimee Fahey, Recruiting Consultant & Career Coach - http://ecogrrlconsulting.wordpress.com

One of Portland's favorite food trucks will be on site from 5-7pm to purchase your favorite food truck treats before and during the event. Various yummy snacks & beverages will be provided as well.

Attendees are invited to submit questions about technology & STEM careers for a Q&A discussion. Questions can be submitted via Email, Twitter or FB.

HUGE thanks to our friends at Urban Airship for hosting the event. As always men are encouraged to attend.

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Tuesday
Mar 18, 2014
LinkedIn Live - Portland
Oregon Zoo

Whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been going strong for years, small business success demands effort on many fronts: building brand awareness, making sales, attracting talent, fundraising, and business development to name a few. So, how do you drive all these priorities effectively—with limited time and resources? And how can the LinkedIn platform help?

To find out, join LinkedIn and the Technology Association of Oregon on Tuesday, March 18th, for “LinkedIn Live in Portland”, where you’ll hear from local LinkedIn experts on how they’re flexing the world’s largest professional network to achieve their business goals.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Anyone looking to grow their business on LinkedIn - individual entrepreneurs, small-business owners, CXOs, VPs, and Directors - will benefit from this highly interactive half-day event!

This event will cover a range of core functional areas in which small business professionals are using LinkedIn.

KEYNOTE: Insights on the Portland LinkedIn network. Hear LinkedIn representatives share insights on the area's LinkedIn presence, and how local members and companies are using the platform to create value.

LINKEDIN NETWORKING: Not like your typical networking session, LinkedIn leverages your regional network to create a structured and purposeful networking environment with like-minded professionals.

EXPERT STORIES: In these fast-paced, 10-minute presentations, local LinkedIn experts provide real-life examples of their personal success using LinkedIn to help drive their small business forward. Expect stories packed with proven tactics, and opportunities to dig into the details with follow up Q&A.

Marketing. Hear how building a brand presence on LinkedIn enables you to attract new talent, partners, and customers. • Kent Lewis, President & Founder of Anvil Media • Hunter Marshall, Brand Strategy Director, Liquid Agency

Sales/Business Development. Sales and partnerships come easier when you’re talking to the right people. Find out how professionals are finding them on LinkedIn. • Dan Scroggin, Vice President Business Development, Montgomery & Graham, Inc. • Heidi Kayser, Managing Director Business Development at ADi - Animation Dynamics, Inc.

Personal branding. Learn how to leverage your personal brand on LinkedIn to attract business, make the right connections, and build relationships that unlock breakout opportunities for your company. • Pinky Gonzales, Founder of Upriver Solutions, Partner at Soleia Company

Hiring. See how LinkedIn can help you find the right hire, quickly and easily. • TBD

PANEL: Cracking the small business code. Driving ongoing success in your business is no simple task. At the core, it’s all about building relationships to move your business forward—decision makers, hires, and new customers to name a few. This panel of local business leaders will share how they’ve tapped into the LinkedIn network to find those key individuals and take their businesses to new heights. • Dan Gaul, Chief Technology Officer, Digital Trends • Richard Lazar, President, Readiness Systems LLC

DETAILS: When: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where: Oregon Zoo, Vista Ballroom, Portland, OR Cost: $20 Members and Nonmembers Register: All attendees must read and agree to the Publicity Agreement on the event website, http://www.techoregon.org/event?eventid=10649463833

AGENDA: 8:00AM - Doors Open & Breakfast 8:30AM - Introduction 8:40AM - Keynote: Insights on the Portland LinkedIn network 9:10AM - LinkedIn networking 9:45AM - LinkedIn expert stories (4) 10:45AM - Break 10:50AM - LinkedIn expert stories (2) 11:20AM - Break 11:30AM - Panel: Cracking the small business code

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Wednesday
Apr 30, 2014
Showcase Showoff: Portland Code School Graduate Debut!
New Relic

It's graduation time at Portland Code School!


Come celebrate with us and find your next great team member!

Enjoy an evening of capstones and cocktails. We'll introduce our program and curriculum, and our graduates will be available to show off their awesome capstone web apps.

Here are some of their amazing projects:


  • Garden Exchange

A mobile web site that connects people who love gardening and sharing food with others. The app allows gardeners to offer their excess bounty and to find others with food to share. The concept can be expanded to other sharing communities.

  • Littleboxes

A marketplace for “docker" Linux containers, providing categorization, previews, ratings, and community. This is being developed in collaboration with a local business and contains proprietary technology.

  • Seattle Alerts

A web site that makes civic data more accessible to citizens, making Seattle 911 calls available in a variety of formats including mapped by neighborhood and filtered for specific time periods.

  • Delucia

A responsive web site for sports trainers to advertise services, schedule appointments, accept credit card payments, and track customer engagement. Developed for a specific real-world client, it can be extended to any number of personal service business types.

  • ClimbingBuddyPDX

A web application to help climbers in the Portland area find people to climb with on short notice.

  • TinyTable

A responsive, educational web app designed for chemistry students and teachers to test knowledge of the periodic table

  • Breeze

An application for wind surfers and kite boarders to see current and forecasted wind conditions in several popular spots along the Columbia River Gorge.

  • FoodFight

A game that displays in-arena food awards associated with all of the day's NBA games and allows a player to play along at home with one pick per day -- and WIN FOOD!!! (or pictures thereof.)

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Friday
Aug 15, 2014
TechFestNW Talent Fair - 20+ PDX Companies Hiring
through OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)

Find Your Next Tech Job at TechfestNW

Looking for a job in tech? The Talent Fair at TFNW is here to help connect you with the right opportunities at the right time.

From August 15-16 at OMSI, come meet, mingle and network with some of the Pacific NW’s best employers.

The following companies will be in attendance and are aggressively hiring in the field of digital craft and looking for qualified candidates: programmers, developers, engineers, coders, brand strategists, and more.

Companies Hiring: Act-On AppNexus Aruba CorSource CrowdCompass Daimler Elemental Idealist iGrafx Incomm Digital Solutions Jama Monsoon Commerce Multnomah County Nike Puppet Labs Simple Smarsh Treehouse Urban Airship

Partners: Code Guild Epicodus OHSU Oregon Tech OSU College of Business Portland Code School PSU School of Engineering

Cost is only $10 http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/586973

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Wednesday
Aug 27, 2014
Portland Code School Showcase Showoff!
Portland Code School

It's graduation time at Portland Code School!

Come celebrate with us and find your next great team member! Enjoy an evening of capstones and cocktails. We'll introduce our program and curriculum, and our graduates will be available to show off their awesome capstone web apps.

PLEASE RSVP at pcs-showcase.eventbrite.com so we make sure to have enough snacks and drinks for everyone!

Want a sneak peak? Here are some of their amazing projects:

Pack Journal

A micro-blogging and personal journaling site organized around location rather than chronology, designed with backpackers, hikers, and outdoorspeople in mind.

Tap-app

TapApp (tap-app-pdx.herokuapp.com) is a draft beer availability and rating app that lets users find, share and rate noteworthy craft beers available in the Portland area. 

Swap-tacular

A sharing web app that allows users to post photos, locations and descriptions of items, then give those items away to others.   

Project R

A free Instagram hashtag aggregation slideshow projector, designed to quickly and easily create a slideshow of relevant images. 

Beerify

Beerify creates a crowd-sourced database of which beers people are currently drinking out on the town and where they're currently available. The app serves as a one-stop point of information for locating your favorite beers in near real time.

Choose Your Own Portland Adventure

Modeled after choose-your-own-adventure books, the Choose Your Own Portland Adventure app delivers a series of adventures you can do solo, or with friends or visiting family members, based on your personal preferences. The questions return a dynamic story based on results from a variety of APIs. 

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Thursday
Apr 23, 2015
Ascend Portland
Castaway

April 23rd @ Castaway Portland: Twenty of Portland's hot new startups and leading tech co's who are hiring (Chirpify, Act-On Software, Bodybuilding.com, vacasa, HealthSparq, and many more) have registered to meet and network with passionate developers/engineers.

Whether you're actively looking for a new career or just wish to network, all the best opportunities will be present.

Come and meet with the CTO's, Engineering Directors and Talent Acquisition Managers from these very impressive companies.

All registrations are subject to final approval as we are seeking elite software engineers, developers, and other tech gurus

Very casual....grab some complimentary food and beverages on your lunch break.

We would be thrilled to offer you a complimentary VIP ticket ($50 value).

Use this special link or enter the promo code "calagator" for your complimentary VIP Ticket: https://ascendportlandcareers.eventbrite.com/?discount=calagator

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Monday
Jun 1, 2015
Free Cloud Computing Educational/ Job Program

In cooperation with Business Oregon, the Oregon Bioscience Association has created a unique, highly targeted program to help develop the next generation of high-skilled technical and managerial talent for the state's bioscience industry. Designed in cooperation with some of the largest bioscience and Healthcare employers in Oregon, this tuition-free program is currently recruiting the first cohort of students to receive its Cloud Computing in Biomedicine professional development certificates.

The next certificate cohort is scheduled to begin June 1st, 2015.

Cloud Computing in Biomedicine topics will include: +Use, benefit and challenges of big data and the cloud +Cloud services, providers and security +Cloud monitoring and alert management +Cloud implementation strategies +Security and compliance for healthcare data in the cloud +The transformation of healthcare by big data

Ideal candidates should have IT, advanced engineering, scientific or professional skills, and be looking to work in the Oregon biotech or healthcare industry. You must be unemployed or underemployed, and be available from June 1st to June 26th for full-time immersion training (Exact dates for this program will be finalized by May 10th).

There are only 15 openings per cohort, so the program is very selective.

Applicants with the following skills are highly desired: Basic knowledge of information technology that includes an understanding of virtualization concepts, networking concepts, Linux command line, and programming logic.

The program consists of 70-80 hours of intensive high-end classroom training during the day, modeled on Oregon Bio's highly successful BioPro training program. As part of the program, participants will meet Oregon employers seeking new talent, and receive job skills training from cloud-computing, big data and healthcare data experts.

The program will conclude with an opportunity for company hiring personnel to get to know the successful participants. Alumni will remain connected through regular networking events.

If you are interested, please visit http://www.biocatalyst.org for more details and to apply. Inquires can also be made at [email protected]. Spaces will fill fast, so apply soon.

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Wednesday
Mar 9, 2016
Code Fellows Grads & Their Bosses: What Got Them Hired
Code Fellows

"Will they really hire me??" This is far and away the most common question we get from career-changers considering jumping feet first into immersive training with Code Fellows. Our answer is, "YES," but don't take it from us: Come hear from PDX tech hiring managers and their code school-trained developers! Find out what they were looking for and why they hired these code school grads.

CollegeNET Inc.: Ron Floyd, Web Developer // Tyler Roy-Hart Production Manager & Lead Developer

Nike: Laura Kuhner, Web Developer // Katie Boyd, Web Developer

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Wednesday
Mar 29, 2017
LaunchCode Portland Speaker Panel: Onboarding & Mentoring New Tech
CENTRL Office Eastside

Onboarding and mentoring is important with any new member of your team, but especially so with those who are new to the industry. Successful support and mentorship enables new engineers and developers to contribute to your team’s success as quickly as possible. Both existing and new employees benefit from the increased employee satisfaction and retention through mentoring.

Our panel of seasoned mentors and managers will share lessons learned while mentoring new tech talent as well as engage in a Q&A session. LaunchCode staff will be on hand to explain our apprenticeship and job placement program and answer any questions on how to find your next great tech hire through LaunchCode.

Top Benefits - Enable new engineers and developers to contribute to company success faster - Improve satisfaction and retention of both existing and new employees - Create better relationships and community within your teams

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Wednesday
Jun 7, 2017
Usability & the User Experience
CENTRL Office

Interested in learning skills and tactics for understanding and designing User Experiences? Join LaunchCode and UX Night School's Principal Instigator, Amelia Abreu for an evening of learning all about these crucial details that can make or break your work.

We'll have snacks, beverages, and a hands-on usability audit exercise to work through together. Bring your UX questions and quandaries, and we'll sketch, socialize, and catch up.

While you're here, learn more about UX Night School's course offerings and how to hire apprentices with LaunchCode.

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Wednesday
Jul 19, 2017
Meet, Greet & Show Your Stuff: You Might Just Meet Your New Tech Team
CENTRL Office

Come mix and mingle with Portland's tech community at this casual networking event! LaunchCode Apprentice candidates and students will display and discuss their projects and their career paths.

Employers, this is a great chance to meet some gritty, smart, and determined future team members.

Appetizers and beverages will be provided. Bring your business cards — some lucky attendees will win some sweet LC swag!

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Friday
Jul 28, 2017
Epicodus Demo Day Hiring Event
Epicodus

Epicodus is hositng a Demo Day event at our office on Friday, July 28th! Alumni will be showing off a variety of applications they've built from start to finish. If you're considering hiring a junior developer, or are interested in partnering with Epicodus in other ways, we'd love to have you. Feel free to join us for lunch or come any time during the open house hours to check out work put together by our graduates!

Attendance is free, but please make sure to RSVP at the following link for event planning purposes: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/epicodus-demo-day-tickets-35703402839

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Thursday
May 17
Epicodus Demo Day
Epicodus

Epicodus is hostng a Demo Day free event at our office on Thursday, May 17th! Alumni will be showing off a variety of applications they've built from start to finish. If you're considering hiring a junior developer, are interested in partnering with Epicodus in other ways, or simply want to support the Portland tech community, we'd love to have you. Feel free to come any time during the open house hours to check out work put together by our graduates! If you're interested in attending, please RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/epicodus-demo-day-event-tickets-44770507794

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