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Jun 26, 2015
Startup Weekend Latino
through Portland State University Business Accelerator

The Portland Startup Weekend Latino brings together people with different skill sets - primarily software developers, graphics designers and business people - to build applications and develop a commercial case around them. Why should you attend?

Build your network Co-founder dating Learn a new skill Get face time with thought leaders Join a global community Actually launch a business!

Aug 28, 2018
Latinx Tech PDX : Smart Cities & Emerging Tech + Community Impact & Opportunities
Portland Mercado (SE Portland)

Interested in Smart cities, emerging technologies, community and entrepreneurship?

Join us at the awesome Portland Mercado on Tuesday, August 28th at 6:30p) and learn how the City of Portland’s Smart City efforts in conjunction with emerging technologies will impact the PDX tech, entrepreneur and Latinx communities.

SPEAKERS: - Hector Dominguez, Open Data Coordinator at the City of Portland - Juan Barraza, Director of Student Innovation - Center for Entrepreneurship at Portland State University - Alan Hipólito, Director of Special Projects at Verde (

In order to help us provide you a better experience, please RSVPs in advance at See you there!!

Nov 15, 2018
Intro to Git Workshop
Ned Space

Git is well over a decade old and still reigns King and is a de Facto Standard for many good reasons. Join us for an Intro to Git workshop where you will learn the basics of this powerful version-control tool.

We will walk through setting up a project on GitHub and will be using the command line to step through and understand a series of commands typically seen in a common workflow "Feature Branch".

At the end of the night you should have a general understanding of Git as a tool and how to use it from the command line to maintain proper version control of your code.

Bring your laptop and if you haven't already: Download and install git : Create an account at :

Meetup Link:
Location: Ned Space - 707 SW Washington St #1100, Portland, OR 97205 (11th floor)
We appreciate the RSVPs to plan for providing Food and Beverages

Jan 31, 2019
Linux Power Management Tools for Developers
Alchemy Code Lab

Join us for an evening of learning some very useful Linux Power Management tools and tips for developers, by Alexandra Collins. Learning to navigate the available Power Management tools for Linux will save you time and push you towards becoming a more efficient developer. Regardless of your specific technical focus having a sense of how much power your applications consume is very beneficial for optimization.

AGENDA: 6:30p - Doors open 6:30p - 7:00p - Socialize and enjoy some Snacks and Beverages 7:00p - 7:30p - Presentation by Alexandra Collins 7:30p - 7:40p - Q&A 7:40p - 8:00p - Socialize Good Night!

Alexandra Collins is the founder and CEO of HH-BioTech. Alexandra develops technologies focused to better the health on human hormones and fertility.

Prior to her current venture Alexandra accrued over 15 years as a Software Engineer, she worked for ten years at Intel Co. focused on Linux Power Management, High Performance computing and Graphics. Additionally, she worked at Technology Projects, a web development company, The University of Tennessee at the Networking Division, and Chivor Co. at the Software Division. Alexandra holds MS in Computer Science form The University of Tennessee.

Alexandra invests her play time with her husband John, Her son Fergus and her two dogs sleighing at Mt Hood or traveling abroad.

Mar 26, 2019
Portland Code School Student and Graduate Panel

If you're contemplating attending a code school, academy or bootcamp this will be a great opportunity to learn from previous and current students. A handful of panelists from Epicodus and Alchemy Code Lab will join us and they will share with us some of their experiences, challenges both in school and in hunting for jobs.

There will be plenty of Q&A time so get your questions ready so you can make better choices.

We are excited to host our first Meetup at Vacasa in the Pearl Distrcit (Downtown PDX).

More details to come!

Please RSVP at

Apr 3, 2019
Pitch Latino
Uncorked Studios

What: Event giving Latino startup entrepreneurs a platform to connect with the regions growing startup ecosystem.

When: First pitch will be at 6pm with doors opening at 5:30pm and everyone out by 7:30pm

How: Six entrepreneurs will get five minutes to pitch to the audience and then three minutes of questions about their idea. After the last pitcher has answered questions from the audience, attendees will then vote for the three winners who split the prize money equally.

Who: This event is organized in collaboration with Juan Barraza one of the founding members of Latino Founders @Latino_Founders , Edgar Navas CEO of Cliqa both of them organizers of PDX Startup Weekend Latino @pdxswlatino and Fabio Valentino founder of Latinx Tech PDX.

Always inspired by Stephen Green work at PitchBlack.

Where: Our gracious hosts are the great folks at Uncorked Studios

Cost: Tickets are $25 with ALL PROCEEDS from ticket sales going directly to the three winners.

"I want to pitch": Dont buy a ticket and instead create a low tech (cell phone) 30-second Youtube video about your idea and submit it via this google form. We will inform all Six pitchers Friday, March 29th so that they have time to put together their presentation slides.

Apr 30, 2019
CSS Study Night at Vacasa (Latinx Tech PDX April 30th Meetup)
Vacasa Office

We are at Vacasa again for our April 30th Meetup! This time for a CSS study night.

Bring your projects, mockups, designs, questions, concerns and let's work on them as we learn the power of CSS together 🎉 We are also going to be enjoying some pizza, beers and drinks courtesy of TEALS - Bringing CS to every High School (sponsored by Microsoft). Help us provide the right amount of food and drinks, kindly RSVP at:

* 6:00p - Doors Open
* 6:30p - Socialize + Snacks & Drinks
* 7:00p - TEALS - Volunteering opportunities (Helen Henry)
* 7:10p - 8:30p - Geek out and learn some CSS together

May 30, 2019
Latinx Tech PDX at Cambia
Cambia Health Solutions (Atrium)

We are delighted to be hosting our May meetup at Cambia Health Solutions in conjunction with Cambia's Employees Resource Group: HOLA (Home of Latinos and Allies).

We will be at the beautiful Artrium building and will be enjoying some Beverages and Food (sponsored by Cambia's HOLA group). Come meet and mingle with some of Cambia team members and find out about some of the technologies being used within Cambia Solutions as well as careers opportunities.

This is a Free event, but please RSVP at


6:30 – 7:00PM Networking (food + bar hosted by Cambia) 7:00p - 7:05PM Intro and Welcome to Latinx Tech PDX (Fabio Valentino) 7:05 – 7:15PM Welcome to Cambia & HOLA – (Dee Cruz Executive Sponsor) 7:15 – 8:00 PM 3 Lightning Talks:

Janus Platform: Developing scalable Micro (µ) Services for Healthcare SW Applications By Ariel Silverman, Software Development Engineer IV – CCS Engineering, HOLA Member

La Artesanía de Datos y Análisis/ The Craftsmanship of Data & Analysis By Alex Segarra, Digital Consumer Insights Analyst II – Cambia Artificial Intelligence Office, HOLA Member

Palanca Cultural: Soft Skills for the Latinx Technologist By Omar Amézquita, Manager of PPI Data Solutions – Provider Partnership Innovations, HOLA Co-Chair 8:00 – 8:30 PM Socialize and Closing

1621 SW 1st Ave (Next to Garden Bar on SW Market) Parking not validated, but there should be plenty of street and garage parking

👀Cambia is hiring! 👀 Find out more at:

Aug 29, 2019
Latinx Tech PDX: GatsbyJS Code Along with Jason Lengstorf
Alchemy Code Lab

FREE event, but please RSVP :

Join us at Alchemy Code Lab on Thursday August 29th @ 6:30p for a Code Along to get started with GatsbyJS!

We are super excited to have Jason Lengstorf , (twitter: @jlengstorf), currently Head of Dev Relations at Gatsby presenting at this month's meetup. Join us as Jason walk us through a Code Along exercise which will familiarize attendees with the Gatsby ecosystem to develop and deploy blazing fast sites

This is going to be a great hands-on learning opportunity so bring your laptops. We recommend you have npm installed. (Please arrive early if you need assistance)

AGENDA : - Doors open 6:15p - Socialize + enjoy Food & Beverages 6:30p - 7:00p - Code Along w/ Jason Lengstorf 7:00p - 7:50p - Socialize and Wrap up 7:55p - 8:30p - Good Night 8:30p

Big 🙏🏽 Thank you to our host: Alchemy Code Lab