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Wednesday
Sep 13
1 Million Cups - Portland - A weekly presentation and QA with Portlands hottest new Startups.
NXT Industries: Lab

Each week 1 Million Cups hosts great local founders. We hear a short presentation about their company and where its roots and genesis. Then we have a great QA session where you get up real answers about how they built their businesses. It's a great learning experience as well as networking with some of the up and coming startups in our region.

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Monday
Sep 11
Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

We normally have 12- 24 attendees - some people register on Meetup, others show up every week or see the event on Calagator. All are welcome.

Bring your laptop. Learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. This group focuses on Python, Django, JavaScript, jQuery, SQL, CSS and HTML. Other languages are welcome.

This week we will do introductions at 6:20 then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

Set aside one night a week to become a better developer, pick up new skills, and get help with your projects and learning. We'll have mentors on hand and a community of other learners to meet and work with.

This event is beginner friendly, we can help get you started with programming, support your online learning, or just talk about where you are at and what comes next.

Free parking! Save this number in case you need help finding us: (541) 602-6215 We are at 2828 SW Corbett Ave #208, inside the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

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Monday
Aug 28
Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

We normally have 12- 24 attendees - some people register on Meetup, others show up every week or see the event on Calagator. All are welcome.

Bring your laptop. Learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. This group focuses on Python, Django, JavaScript, jQuery, SQL, CSS and HTML. Other languages are welcome.

This week we will do introductions at 6:20 then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

Set aside one night a week to become a better developer, pick up new skills, and get help with your projects and learning. We'll have mentors on hand and a community of other learners to meet and work with.

This event is beginner friendly, we can help get you started with programming, support your online learning, or just talk about where you are at and what comes next.

Free parking! Save this number in case you need help finding us: (541) 602-6215 We are at 2828 SW Corbett Ave #208, inside the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

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Wednesday
Aug 23
1 Million Cups - Portland
NXT Industries: Lab

Join us for a morning coffee and a friendly mingling with like-minded Portland entrepreneurs! Every week on Wednesday morning we have a new local startup team building an amazing company here in Portland giving a short presentation followed up with a great Q&A session where you get to ask questions and ask about the real challenges and triumphs behind the business.

1 Million Cups is a great opportunity to network, and as always we welcome everyone interested in startups and founders building great companies here in Portland.

Come and check it out - and bring a friend.

P.S. We are always happy to hear about newcomers in the PDX startup scene. If you are one and would like to present your startup to our audience you are more than welcome to apply at www.1millioncups.com/portland

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Monday
Aug 21
Edit - Cancelled for Eclipse - See you next Week! Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

We normally have 12- 24 attendees - some people register on Meetup, others show up every week or see the event on Calagator. All are welcome.

Bring your laptop. Learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. This group focuses on Python, Django, JavaScript, jQuery, SQL, CSS and HTML. Other languages are welcome.

This week we will do introductions at 6:20 then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

Set aside one night a week to become a better developer, pick up new skills, and get help with your projects and learning. We'll have mentors on hand and a community of other learners to meet and work with.

This event is beginner friendly, we can help get you started with programming, support your online learning, or just talk about where you are at and what comes next.

Free parking! Save this number in case you need help finding us: (541) 602-6215 We are at 2828 SW Corbett Ave #208, inside the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

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Thursday
Jan 15, 2009
Shizzow Developers Meetup

Now that the beta version of the API has been released, you can finally build those Shizzow mobile apps and mashups you've been scheming about for the last couple of months. We wanted to make ourselves available to help you get off to a running start on your new Shizzow-based apps. Meet us at the Green Dragon on Thursday, January 15th at 5:00pm, and we can discuss the API as well as some of the architecture principles behind people, places and shouts on Shizzow.

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Sunday
Feb 22, 2009
Portland Dent Event #1 (Identi.ca & OSS microblogging meetup)

Get-together for users of Identi.ca, OpenMicroBlogging developers, and people who care about microblogs, open standards, Open Source and a federated Internet. Onlookers welcome -- please come if you're interested in Identica or Laconica. Evan Prodromou is in town from Montreal.

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Wednesday
Mar 11, 2009
Drupal Users Meetup
OpenSourcery

For the March meeting we'll have a short presentation by Tony Rasmussen. It'll continue a discussion at the January meeting on when to use Contemplate module vs. the Theme Layer.

After that I was hoping to have everyone who's going to DrupalCon in DC talk for a few minutes about what they'd seen and what got them excited.

As always, the meeting promises to generate lots of good questions, answers and hands-on communication. Drupal meetings are free and open to the public.

NOTE: Please be aware that the developers at OpenSourcery will be working right up to event time. We ask that you arrive between 5:50pm and 6:00pm. Thank you!

After the presentation finishes we'll walk over to the Bridgeport Brew Pub for a food and drink.

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Thursday
Apr 23, 2009
InnoTech Lunch Tweetup/Meetup
Widmer Brothers Gasthaus

All those going to Innotech - lets have a lunch meet up at Widmer Gasthaus.

Getting to the Gasthaus is easy - just take the Expo Max Yellow line one stop up from the Convention center.

Wednesday
May 13, 2009
Drupal Users Meetup
OpenSourcery

Drupal Beyond the Web

Justin Miller will treat us to a half-hour version of his DrupalCon DC Presentation, Drupal Beyond the Web.

Modules 101

Each meeting, we want to feature one or two brief presentations (no more than 15 minutes, including questions), highlighting an optional core or contributed module, what it's good for, and any special considerations or tricky configuration issues it has. The idea is to introduce people who are new to Drupal, as well as experienced Drupal users, to solid and useful drupal add-ons. If you're interested in presenting this month, let us know which module by replying.

Workflow, Actions, and Triggers

Melissa Anderson will present a brief summary of a site using Workflow, Workflow Required Fields, Actions, and Triggers to create complex electronic form routing. After that, she'll demonstrate how to build a simplified version of the use case.

Saturday
May 16, 2009
RPG Players Lunch
Buffalo Wild Wings (Portland Downtown)
Wednesday
Jun 10, 2009
Drupal Users Meetup
OpenSourcery

reposted from: http://groups.drupal.org/node/22868

Lightning Rounds

It's been a while since we've done lightning rounds, which are generally quick, informative, and fun. Here's what we've got so far:

Lightning rounds are generally limited to 5-7 minutes, but this will vary depending on how many we have.

July Drupal Challenge

We'll be voting on a task or challenge that can be solved by Drupal in any number of ways. The July meeting will then focus on solutions people come up with. More information here.

Modules 101

This may be overkill for a lightning session meeting, but if there's time left, and anybody wants to talk for a few minutes about a module no Drupal user should be without, we'll do this too.

Logistics

We meet at the OpenSourcery offices at 1636 NW Lovejoy St. Portland, OR 97209. NOTE: Please be aware that the developers at OpenSourcery will be working right up to event time. We ask that you arrive no earlier than 5:50pm. Thank you!

After the presentation finishes we'll walk over to the Lucky Lab NW for food and drink.

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Thursday
Jun 18, 2009
Portland Dentevent

"Dentevents" are meetups of Identi.ca users. Identi.ca is the Open Source microblogging site, similar to Twitter. Portland "identicati" are invited to come have BBQ and hang out with their peers for lunch. Evan Prodromou, founder of Identi.ca, is participating in the Open Source Bridge, and will be at this dent event.

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Wednesday
Jul 8, 2009
Drupal Users Meetup
OpenSourcery

July Challenge: Q & A Solutions Using Drupal

We're going forward with a July challenge meeting, and either Jonathan or I will post the final challenge on Monday. A lot of incredibly fun solutions have been proposed to Michelle's suggestion, and unless something more compelling comes along:

"I like the idea of a challenge! If I can suggest one that might be fun, and that probably has many ways to accomplish it: how about a Question and Answer section? Something where a user can post a question, and either a moderator or a user can post answers - but possibly the moderator answer always shows above other user answers or is somehow distinguished."

A couple of requirements:

  • Presentations must be Internet-accessible so we can use just one laptop to keep things quick.
  • To be guaranteed a time to present, make your commitment on the meeting reminder by July 6th.
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Wednesday
Aug 12, 2009
Drupal Users Meetup
OpenSourcery

This month's topic is going to be a module showcase, or module hidden gems. It will be similar to previous Module 101 presentations, but broader in scope, where presenters will focus on a singlel module that they either a) can't live without or b) have just discovered and want to highlight.

If you would like to present a module, please leave a comment below. Depending on the number of people who sign-up, timeslots should be around 15-20 minutes (maximum, no need to feel pressured to present for that long if you can show off a module in 5 or 10 minutes).

Logistics

We meet at the OpenSourcery offices at 1636 NW Lovejoy St. Portland, OR 97209. NOTE: Please be aware that the developers at OpenSourcery will be working right up to event time. We ask that you arrive no earlier than 5:50pm. Thank you!

After the presentation finishes we'll walk over to the Lucky Lab NW for food and drink.

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Friday
Oct 9, 2009
DrupalCamp PDX 2009
through NedSpace Old Town

Portland Drupal Camp will be held the weekend of October 9 - 11 at NedSpace Old Town.

Website is up with information and taking registrations, sponsorships, and sessions!

DrupalCamp PDX is a free unconference put on by the Portland Drupal User Group.

@drupalpdx on twitter

dcpdx

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Wednesday
Nov 11, 2009
Drupal Users Meetup
OpenSourcery

  • Modules 101: A 5-10 minute overview of a Drupal module. The module is TBD. If you'd like to choose and present let us know in the comments.
  • Node Reference and Node Referrer: Two great modules that go great together. Greg Perry from Dorey Design Group will present an overview of using Node Reference and Node Referrer to create relationships between content.
  • Announcements: Items of Interest from User Group members
  • Logistics

    We meet at the OpenSourcery offices at 1636 NW Lovejoy St. Portland, OR 97209. NOTE: Please be aware that the developers at OpenSourcery will be working right up to event time. We ask that you arrive no earlier than 5:50pm. Thank you!

    After the presentation finishes we'll walk over to the Lucky Lab NW for food and drink.

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Wednesday
Dec 9, 2009
Drupal Users Meetup
OpenSourcery

A theme has emerged from recent offers to present, namely, ways to avoid the use of panels. To round it out, I'm hoping one or two of the folks who use Panels will volunteer to do the Modules 101 introduction (what kind of problems does Panels solve and what are the gotchas associated for complete beginners) as well as a more hands-on example of how to use Panels.

Tentative Agenda

  • Introductions and Call for Notetaker
  • Modules 101: A 5-10 minute overview of a Drupal module for beginners. This month: Panels. (beginner introduction)
  • Panels: A more advanced look at how to use panels. (beginner hands-on)
  • Content Template: (jnicola) Using node-content_type.tpl.php instead of Panels. (beginner / intermediate)
  • Node Reference & Co.: (emptyvoid) Node reference / node relationships / modal dialog API / alternative to panels (advanced)
  • Announcements: Items of Interest from User Group members

Logistics

We meet at the OpenSourcery offices at 1636 NW Lovejoy St. Portland, OR 97209. NOTE: Please be aware that the developers at OpenSourcery will be working right up to event time. We ask that you arrive no earlier than 5:50pm. Thank you!

After the presentation finishes we'll walk over to the Lucky Lab NW for food and drink.

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Thursday
Mar 4, 2010
Portland Twitter Users Group - PDX-TUG - TweetUp
Back Stage Bar

These Twitter meetups give local Portland/Oregon Twitter users a chance to get to know their fellow Twitter users in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

This meetup is in a 21+ venue. Not all meetups will be in night clubs.

We look forward to meeting you!

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Wednesday
May 12, 2010
Drupal Users Meetup
OpenSourcery
  • Introductions (10 minutes) Be sure to sign up for the Open Source Bridge conference pass raffle on your way in!
  • DrupalPDX Demo eliza411 (15 minutes)
  • We'll take a look at how to request presentation topics for future meetings and how to volunteer to present.

  • DrupalCon / Drupal 7 Lightening Rounds (5 min. each / 45 minutes) For those who couldn't make it, or those who missed your favorite session, give a brief presentation on one or two highlights from the conference. Since much of the conference focused on Drupal 7, feel free to highlight a Drupal 7 feature that you're excited about, whether or not it corresponds to a specific session.
  • OSCon Booth sarah_p (10 minutes)
  • Get the details on the DrupalPDX presence at OSCon.

  • Announcements and Open Source Bridge Raffle (10 minutes) Open Source Bridge is June 1–4, 2010 at the Portland Art Museum. They have donated a conference pass to be raffled at this month's user group meeting, in addition to offering user group members a discounted registration rate of $200.

Logistics

We meet at the OpenSourcery offices at 1636 NW Lovejoy St. Portland, OR 97209. NOTE: Please be aware that the developers at OpenSourcery will be working right up to event time. We ask that you arrive no earlier than 5:50pm. Thank you!

After the presentation finishes we'll walk over to the Lucky Lab NW for food and drink.

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Tuesday
Oct 26, 2010
Brewpal: informal Drupal meet-up
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

What is this event? It's an informal meetup each month to work on our own individual Drupal projects in the company of other Drupalers. The idea is that you can work on your own project, ask a question to your neighbor if you're stuck, chat with others about your brilliant Drupal start-up idea, and then take a beer break whenever you want.

If you are bringing your laptop, don't forget to charge it ahead of time (since Lucky Lab's power outlets are minimal).

Here are the details:

Time: 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Lucky Lab Beer Hall 1945 NW Quimby St. Portland, OR 97209 (Yes, they have wifi.)

So get ready to pack up your laptop and see you soon!

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Wednesday
Nov 10, 2010
Drupal Users Group Meeting
OpenSourcery

Welcome to the Portland, Oregon Drupal Users Group.

Meetings take place every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6pm in the OpenSourcery offices at 1636 NW Lovejoy St. Portland, OR 97209.

Please come no earlier than 5:50, as people are still working.

We've begun a second meetup on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 5pm at the Lucky Lab on 1945 NW Quimby. We meet, work on our projects, and ask questions of our neighbors with no formal agenda.

No need to RSVP, the meetings are open to all.

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Wednesday
Dec 8, 2010
Drupal Users Group Meeting
OpenSourcery

Welcome to the Portland, Oregon Drupal Users Group.

Meetings take place every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6pm in the OpenSourcery offices at 1636 NW Lovejoy St. Portland, OR 97209.

Please come no earlier than 5:50, as people are still working.

We've begun a second meetup on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 5pm at the Lucky Lab on 1945 NW Quimby. We meet, work on our projects, and ask questions of our neighbors with no formal agenda.

No need to RSVP, the meetings are open to all.

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Wednesday
Dec 15, 2010
GitHub Meetup
Rontoms

Join us on Wednesday, December 15th for a meetup in beautiful (albeit damp) Portland OR. Among other things, we will be celebrating what is forecasted to be the day of the 500,000th user signup on GitHub! We love each and every one of you as if you were a beautiful snowflake and would love to show it.

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Saturday
Feb 12, 2011
Civic Webs DataCamp Meetup
Research Club

Come and work with developers, designers, citizens, librarians, statisticians and urban planners to brainstorm and create applications that improve the city you live in. You don't need to process massive data sets, or have knowledge of the latest fancy database. We encourage "small data" projects and creativity in solving problems.

Examples of things to do: Projects such as: http://grandmagrandma.com/page/projects Opening data: http://www.opendataday.org Scraping public data: http://scraperwiki.com/search/boston

Max Ogden will be co-hacking from Boston, where he's currently placed for his Code for America fellowship.

Monday
Sep 12, 2011
Bizzy Checks Out Portland - Meetup @ Bailey's Tap Room
Bailey's Taproom

Bizzy (www.bizzy.com | @Bizzy) is coming to Portland from Sunnyvale, CA and we want to invite the PDX tech community to join us for some beers.

We had so much fun driving across the country this summer that we decided to hit the road again. We're coming to Portland on Monday, September 12th and throwing a meetup. Hope to see you there! Come join us and meet our Founder and VP of Marketing.

Plus, show us the Bizzy app on your iPhone or Android (www.bizzy.com/getapps) and get in on our draft beer open bar from 8PM to 9PM-ish.

Not sure what Bizzy is? Here's a quick, fun video about us: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaKflWykDpI&feature=player_embedded

Event hashtag: #BizzyTour

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Bizzy Checks Out Portland
Bailey's Taproom

We had so much fun driving across the country this summer that we decided to hit the road again. We're coming to Portland on Monday, September 12th and we hope to see you there! Come join us and meet our Founder and VP of Marketing.

Plus, show us the Bizzy app on your iPhone or Android (www.bizzy.com/getapps) and get in on our draft beer open bar from 8PM to 9PM-ish.

Not sure what Bizzy is? Here's a quick, fun video about us: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaKflWykDpI&feature=player_embedded

Event hashtag: #BizzyTour

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Wednesday
Dec 14, 2011
Drupal Users Group Meeting
OpenSourcery

The last meet up of 2011. Drupal 7 started off the year and 11 months later we're wrapping up with 5-minute lightning talks featuring your favorite D7 modules.

If you've never presented at user group, this is a great chance! Choose something you've enjoyed using. Nothing is too obvious. With over 2,922 Drupal 7 modules, sharing your personal experience is useful to the group! A laptop (with a mouse :) and projector will be set up for you to use if your talk is Internet-accessible or you can set up your own.

Sign up in the comments or just come prepared!

Meeting Details: Date: Wednesday, December 14 Time: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. (after the meeting, we head to Lucky Lab, 19th and Quimby, for drinks and conversation!) Location: OpenSourcery offices (1636 NW Lovejoy St. Portland, OR 97209)

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Thursday
Dec 15, 2011
Portland Oregon Selenium Users Group - Inaugural Meeting
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Be part of the pdx Selenium inaugural meeting!

Come enjoy some beers, meet fellow developers & testers and help mold the future of the Portland Selenium user group.

Agenda:

Meet & Greets

Discuss Future:

  • Topics
  • Speakers
  • Venues
  • Frequency of meetups
  • Sponsors
  • Goals
  • etc...

We hope to see you there!

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Tuesday
May 22, 2012
Brewpal: informal Drupal meet-up
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

What is this event? It's an informal meetup each month to work on our own individual Drupal projects in the company of other Drupalers. The idea is that you can work on your own project, ask a question to your neighbor if you're stuck, chat with others about your brilliant Drupal start-up idea, and then take a beer break whenever you want.

If you are bringing your laptop, don't forget to charge it ahead of time (since Lucky Lab's power outlets are minimal).

Here are the details:

Time: 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Lucky Lab Beer Hall 1945 NW Quimby St. Portland, OR 97209 (Yes, they have wifi.)

So get ready to pack up your laptop and see you soon!

Website
Tuesday
Nov 20, 2012
PDX cloud computing first meetup
CPUsage HQ

Please RSVP her http://www.meetup.com/PDX-Cloud-computing/events/90203182/ Thanks to Jeff Martens, CEO CPUsage for hosting this meetup

Details for the meetup:

5:30pm - 6:00pm : Introductions

6:00pm - 7:00pm : Presentation: Security in the cloud

What is cloud and different types of cloud? Security issues in the cloud and what to worry about What to do about security and make your customers feel more comfortable about using your cloud offering. 7:00pm - 7:30pm : Discussion about topics for next meetup

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Monday
Dec 10, 2012
Cleanweb PDX Meetup
PSU Business Accelerator

Are you interested in expanding the cleantech community in Portland? On Monday, December 10 from 6:30--8pm, the Accelerator is hosting the first Cleanweb PDX Meetup, a group designed to foster the Cleantech community in Portland.

The meetup is organized by Jay-E Emmingham, a friend of the Accelerator who was an organizer for the NY Cleanweb community and is hoping to start a similar program here. Learn more about Cleanweb here: http://cleanweb.co/about/

Sign up for the 12/10 meetup here: http://www.meetup.com/Cleanweb-PDX/.

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Friday
Feb 8, 2013
Commit! PDX: Morning Hackfest @Urban Grind
Urban Grind Coffee House

A small, informal group of hackers that meet in the morning to code and chat over coffee. Our goal is to commit at least once before we leave, or help someone else with their commit. Show up late, leave early, or just stop on your way and say hi; it's all cool.

All languages, technologies, and levels of expertise are welcome.

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Wednesday
Apr 3, 2013
Portland Go Users Group
Urban Airship Inc

The first meeting of the Portland Go Users group. Brad Fitzpatrick of livejournal, memcached, and most recently Go fame will present a talk on the upcoming v1.1 release, with a general Q&A, followed by time for socializing and hacking on Go projects. Beer and space graciously provided by Urban Airship.

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Wednesday
Apr 17, 2013
Quantified Self Show-and-Tell Meetup at the Nike+ Accelerator
Nike+ Accelerator powered by TechStars

Everyone who's interested in learning about, using, or creating new technologies for self-tracking is invited to join us at our Quantified Self Show-and-Tell Meetup at the Nike+ Accelerator (1714 NW Overton St) at 6 pm on Wednesday April 17.

QS Show-and-Tell Meetups feature first-person, personal experiments and experiences in self-tracking, as well as plenty of time for informal conversation and networking. Besides our QS community, we're inviting the startup founders at the Nike+/TechStars Accelerator to join the mix and share their personal stories too. Let me know if you're willing to be one of the presenters. We'll have an agenda up soon.

With two events this month -- the QS Co-Laboratory on April 9, and the QS Show-and-Tell on April 17 -- you can really top up your idea tank with exciting technology developments and interesting personal connections. See you there!

Mark Leavitt

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Thursday
Apr 25, 2013
PNSQC Write-A-Thon Meetup

The Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference wants you to speak at our conference! We want hear from you about what you're working on. We're accepting abstracts now for speakers for October's conference, and want to work with you to speed up the application process. Come get your questions answered and have some food on us.

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Wednesday
May 29, 2013
Startup Your Startup: The Dog Ate My Startup
NedSpace on 5th

Come hear tales of brilliant & young startup founders and get some great Q&A going.

High School Musical my ass, how about High School Startup? Or Junior High Startup? Reserve your spot today for The Dog Ate My Startup next Wednesday evening at NedSpace 5th Avenue, third floor, doors open at 5pm, event starts at 5:30pm

Seating is limited.

Colby Aley is a 16 year old web developer, High School student and entrepreneur. He enjoys working with early stage startups, going from nothing to launched product. After starting his first (failed) company not knowing how to code, Colby decided never again to do so without more solid programming skills. His influencers include Sam Soffes of Nothing Magical and Maciej Ceglowski of Pinboard.

Jackson Gariety attended Grant High School 2009 to 2012, he started doing freelance web design in early 2009. His first clients were local businesses and slowly grew his abilities and network to pay for better design and development tools. In 2012 he started working with Brian Hendrickson to build a social web platform called HashTraffic which has been developed and is currently being sold. He also teaches a class on app development.

Andrew Oesterreich is a 12 year old 7th grade entrepreneur who attends Wood Middle School in Wilsonville. He started out by doing odd jobs for his neighbors then moved on to giving younger students drum lessons. Last fall, he ventured in on a duct-tape wallet business with 2 friends. It wasn't long til half of the school had a shiny new duct tape wallet. He loves shark tank and is always looking for new businesses to create.

The emcee for The Dog Ate My Startup and open QA event is the always funny, the sometimes sober, and the ever flatulent John Friess, founder and CEO of Journey Gym.

Doors open at 5:00pm for networking

Event starts at 5:30pm and goes until 6:30pm or 6:45pm, it's up to John, let's hope he's lucid.

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Wednesday
Jun 12, 2013
Portland Drupal Users Group
OpenSourcery

Topics include MERCI and CTools style plugins

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Portland Go Users Group
Cloudability

Portland Go users will share, discuss, and hack. Space and beer graciously provided by Cloudability.

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Thursday
Jun 13, 2013
PNSQC Author Social
Rose & Thistle Pub

The Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference is hosting a gathering for authors, poster presenters, reviewers, conference attendees, and organizers. You can get tips on writing drafts, get any questions answered, meet the software quality community, and converse with other presenters.

Food and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided for the group.

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Tuesday
Jun 25, 2013
OCCA: A Look at Mobile Apps
Red Lion Hotel Portland - Convention Center

Agenda: 6:00--6:20 Networking All are welcome to attend. 6:20--7:00 No-host dinner 7:00--7:30 Introductions and announcements 7:30--8:30 Main Presentation (followed by Q&A):

Oregon Computer Consultants Assn. www.OCCA.org. RSVP to meetup.com/itpro-70/events

A Look at Mobile Apps

Mobile computing is becoming a big part of the computer consultants required skills. This panel will present Mobile apps on the IOS platform (I-phone and I-pad) and the Android Platform for both phones and tablets.

We will examine the apps we recommend for clients as well as those useful for computer consultants.

There will be some time to allow attendees to also recommend superior apps for business and pleasure.

Presented by Christian Martin: Denali Consulting Jeff Cone: Cone Consulting Group Rich Wersinger: RGW Consulting LLC Steve Shank: Oregon Computer Solutions George Shubin: dX Software Systems

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Wednesday
Jul 10, 2013
Drupal Users Group
OpenSourcery

This crazy Portland heatwave must be getting to me, because we're totally mixing things up for the July Drupal user group!

  1. We've got free pizza thanks to the fine folks at Lullabot & Drupalize.me and free beer & drinks thanks to OpenSourcery. So we'll start off the meetup with 30 minutes of socializing and eating (and even some pinballing!). If you or your company would like to sponsor pizza for future DUGs, drop a comment below.

  2. No presenters at this months meetup. We'll be breaking up into teams and competing for 1 hour to make the most awesome, fun, random Drupal site using the mystery set of modules provided. Each site will need building, coding and theming of all levels in order to win, so everyone from the n00best-of-sitebuilders to the most experienced Drupal core contributor can help their team.

  3. I know that fame and karma are pretty big motivators in the Drupal community, but in case those aren't enough, we'll also have prizes for the winners. The OReilly people have donated a 3 day pass to OSCon that we'll be giving away along with some other goodies.

So remember to bring a laptop and come hungry... for pizza and to win!

We'll still be heading to the Lucky Lab NW on Quimby & 19th after the meetup for continued socializing and revelry.

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Monday
Jul 15, 2013
Portland's Techno-Activism 3rd Monday
Puppet

Note: This event is free but please RSVP at http://ta3m-pdx-2.eventbrite.com

What is it?

This is the second Techno-Activism 3rd Monday event for Portland, Oregon! Read more about techno-activism 3rd mondays.

Who should come?

Anyone interested in techno-activism. We invite coders, geeks, artists, and anyone else. No technical experience required.

Who's hosting?

The Privly Foundation will organize this and future TA3M Portland events. Puppet Labs is generously providing space.

Event Description

We're excited to have Kees Cook chat with us this month. He will most likely be talking about digital surveillance and physical privacy. A little more about him: Kees Cook has been working with Free Software since 1994, and has been a Debian Developer since 2007. He is currently employed by Google to work on Chrome OS Security. From 2006 through 2011 he worked for Canonical as the Ubuntu Security Team's Tech Lead, and remains on the Ubuntu Technical Board. Before that, he worked at OSDL where he helped admin the mirrors at kernel.org, and sometimes hacked on Inkscape. He has written various utilities including GOPchop and Sendpage, and contributes randomly to other projects including fun chunks of code in Wine, MPlayer, OpenSSH,and Wireshark. He's been spending most of his time lately focused on security features in the Linux Kernel.

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Monday
Aug 19, 2013
Portland's Techno-Activism 3rd Monday
Puppet

This event is free, but please RSVP: http://ta3m-pdx-3.eventbrite.com/

What is it?

This is the third Techno-Activism 3rd Monday event for Portland, Oregon! Read more about techno-activism 3rd mondays.

Who should come?

Anyone interested in techno-activism. We invite coders, geeks, artists, and anyone else. No technical experience required.

Who's hosting?

The Privly Foundation will organize this and future TA3M Portland events. Puppet Labs is generously providing space. The folks at OpenITP are providing refreshments.

Event Description

Steve Mancini will be speaking with us about "The impact of disruptive innovation and privacy on your average hair stylist". A bit about him: After spending way too many years and dollars pursuing college degrees, Steve Mancini eventually had to enter the real world. A trek from the East coast to the West coast landed him a job in large corporation out in the burbs and after a decade+ of working there he has learned a thing or two about computer security, hacking, forensics, and incident response. He’s worn many hats and titles; his current is Harbinger of Doom (no really, it is on his business card).

Demo time! After the talk/Q&A, we will reserve time for folks to demo their favorite security/privacy tech tool. If you would like to be be a demoer, please let us know at [email protected], and we will work you into the schedule.

PDXTech4Good

If you're interested in this event, you might also be interested in the PDXTech4Good meetup.

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Tuesday
Aug 27, 2013
The Benefits of cloud services for small business and consultants
Red Lion Hotel Portland - Convention Center

Free and open to the public The Red Lion charges the OCCA for using their ballroom. Please help us defray this cost by buying food and beverages. Meetings are held on the last Tuesday of the month (except December).

RSVP to meetup.com/itpro-70 Agenda: 6:00--6:20 Networking 6:20--7:00 No-host dinner 7:00--7:30 Introductions and announcements 7:30--8:30 Main Presentation (followed by Q&A):

The Benefits of cloud services for small business and consultants

Agenda:

Introductions and expectations. Questions any time. Interruptions are OK and expected.
What are Cloud Services Anyway?
How can offering Cloud Services benefit small business (client)?
How can offering Cloud Services benefit a computer support business?
Data programs email, storage, backup, etc.
Voice programs hosted PBX, hosted paperless fax
Individual hosted applications
How to plan for migration to the cloud without killing your client's business
Who is the Target Market
Referrals can pay off
Q & A

Presented by Tom Rich, owner Worry-Free Workplace Http://www.Worry-FreeWorkplace.com Guiding Small businesses to the Cloud

Tom began in the computer industry in 1978 (Portland Byte Shop). He started Mt. Hood Computer Services in 1980 to support the computer needs of Small Businesses.

Certifications over the years: Novell CNE, Microsoft MCSE, Citrix CCEA Microsoft Partner since 2003 Microsoft Small Business Specialist since 2004 Started Worry-Free Workplace April 1, 2013

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Monday
Sep 16, 2013
Portland's Techno-Activism 3rd Monday
Puppet

This event is free, but please RSVP: http://ta3m-pdx-4.eventbrite.com/

What is it?

This is the third Techno-Activism 3rd Monday event for Portland, Oregon! Read more about techno-activism 3rd mondays.

Who should come?

Anyone interested in techno-activism. We invite coders, geeks, artists, and anyone else. No technical experience required.

Who's hosting?

The Privly Foundation will organize this and future TA3M Portland events. Puppet Labs is generously providing space. The folks at OpenITP are providing refreshments.

Event Description

Current Events - Research something that happened in the last month that is of interest to TA3M folk, then email [email protected] to be put on the schedule. These should be very short but informative updates.

  • Did we find out that all web cryptography is broken? -- Sean McGregor

Talk by Steve Wyshywaniuk! - Steve is co-founder of Small World News, an organization dedicated to helping people around the world tell better stories through media. For the last seven years he has worked in Afghanistan, Iraq, Egypt, Tunisia, as well as remotely with teams in Libya and Mexico to create content for international audiences. He has a life long passion for using technology as well as a formal education in film and media arts.

Steve will be sharing his experience of what works and fails from a technological and social perspective, and how he and his colleagues are putting their efforts into StoryMaker, an open source android app so that anybody can learn how to create great content.

Demo time! After the talk/Q&A, we will reserve time for folks to demo their favorite security/privacy tech tool. If you would like to be be a demoer, please let us know at [email protected], and we will work you into the schedule.

PDXTech4Good

If you're interested in this event, you might also be interested in the PDXTech4Good meetup.

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Tuesday
Sep 24, 2013
Working with Windows 8
Red Lion Hotel Portland - Convention Center

Tim Chalmers will lead a discussion on Windows 8. All attendees are encouraged to participate. Some topics which will be addressed are:

• What our customers need to know, (besides forget about it)

• How to ease the transition

• What we love,

• What we hate,

• What we have not figured out yet

• How to fix whats broken

• What to watch for.

• New Task manager

• Reset Windows

• Nondestructive re-install

• Windows 8.1 changes

• Bring your questions about Windows 8 that you would like to have answered.

• Bring your answers that you can share when we pass the mouse.

Presented by Tim Chalmers: Owner of Your Computer Consultants, Inc. Providing IT services for small businesses and individuals.

Your Computer Consultants, Inc. Specializes in Onsite Problem Solving, Systems and Networks using Microsoft products.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 @ 6 PM Red Lion at the Convention Center 1021 NE Grand Avenue, Portland, OR 97232

Agenda: 6:00--6:20 Networking 6:20--7:00 No-host dinner 7:00--7:30 Introductions and announcements 7:30--8:30 Main Presentation (followed by Q&A)

RSVP to meetup.com/itpro-70

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Monday
Oct 7, 2013
Quora Portland meetup
Madison's Grill (Closed)

Meetup for Portland-area users of quora.com. We'll have a few Quora t-shirts that will be distributed to Quorans on a first-come, first-served basis!

Please RSVP to this question on the site so we know how many people to expect.

https://www.quora.com/Quora/Which-Quora-users-might-be-interested-in-a-meetup-in-Portland-Oregon-on-Monday-evening-October-7

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Monday
Oct 14, 2013
Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference (PNSQC)
through World Trade Center

It's not too late to register or volunteer for PNSQC, the Northwest's premier software quality conference. Attend the conference, watch the keynotes, talk to paper and poster presenters, come to the official party.

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Thursday
Oct 17, 2013
Front End Drupal User Group
OpenSourcery

The Drupal Front End Meetup happens every third Thursday of the month. This group is focused on the theming and design aspects of Drupal development. Come nerd out with us over CSS, Javascript, theme functions and other interesting front-end tools.

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Monday
Oct 21, 2013
Portland's Techno-Activism 3rd Monday
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

This event is free, but please RSVP: http://ta3m-pdx-5.eventbrite.com/

What is it?

This is the Techno-Activism 3rd Monday event for Portland, Oregon! Read more about techno-activism 3rd mondays.

Who should come?

Anyone interested in techno-activism. We invite coders, geeks, artists, and anyone else. No technical experience required.

Who's hosting?

The Privly Foundation will organize this and future TA3M Portland events. We will host the event at Lucky Lab SE. The folks at OpenITP are providing refreshments.

Event Description

Current Events - Research something that happened in the last month that is of interest to TA3M folks, then email [email protected] to be put on the schedule. These should be very short but informative updates.

Chat! This meeting will be more informal, and a time to chat about the current events related to Techno-Activism, and ideas for future meetings.

Next month - We will be at our usual location in Puppet Labs with Logan Kleier from Portland's government, to talk about the intersection of technology and policy.

PDXTech4Good

If you're interested in this event, you might also be interested in the PDXTech4Good meetup.

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Thursday
Nov 14, 2013
Portland Beer 2.0 at CPUsage
CPUsage HQ Website
Monday
Nov 18, 2013
(CANCELLED) Portland's Techno-Activism 3rd Monday
Puppet

Due to an emergency, our speaker for this evening cannot make the event. Since so many events are happening in Portland this evening, we recommend you look at the other events on Calagator


This event is free, but please RSVP: http://ta3m-pdx-6.eventbrite.com/

Event Description

Talk by Logan Kleier Talk by Logan Kleier - Logan is the chief information security and privacy officer for the City of Portland. Prior to this role, he worked in the private sector in a variety of product management and marketing roles for software and telecommunications companies. He has a Bachelors of Arts in history and political science and a Masters in public policy from Georgetown University.

The presentation presents a framework to aid government decision makers in the publication of various data sets. While government data is generally presumed to be a public record, this presentation will talk about use cases where it is not as well as grey areas where the law and public sentiment differ on notions of what government data is and isn't private.

What is it?

This is the fifth Techno-Activism 3rd Monday event for Portland, Oregon! Read more about techno-activism 3rd mondays.

Who should come?

Anyone interested in techno-activism. We invite coders, geeks, artists, and anyone else. No technical experience required.

Who's hosting?

The Privly Foundation will organize this and future TA3M Portland events. Puppet Labs is generously providing space.

PDXTech4Good

If you're interested in this event, you might also be interested in the PDXTech4Good meetup.

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Thursday
Nov 21, 2013
Front End Drupal User Group
TNG

The Drupal Front End Meetup happens every third Thursday of the month. This group is focused on the theming and design aspects of Drupal development. Come nerd out with us over CSS, Javascript, theme functions and other interesting front-end tools.

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Tuesday
Nov 26, 2013
Obamacare 101: How does it work and what can it do for me?
Red Lion Hotel Portland - Convention Center

Oregon Computer Consultants' Association Monthly Meeting Obamacare 101: How does it work and what can it do for me?

Program There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions and discuss practical problems. Among the topics that will be covered are:

  • What do we need to know about the new healthcare law?
  • Who can get premium subsidies and how do I qualify?
  • What are the tax ramifications for individuals receiving subsidies?
  • How do I get the information I need from the CoverOregon Site?
  • What are the basic things to consider to make sure I'm protected while not paying more than I need to?
  • How do I interpret the details shown on CoverOregon, like understanding whether the deductible covers both drugs and medical services, or is treated separately for each?

Speaker Ray Armstrong is the CEO of InsuranceNW. He is an entrepreneur and independent health insurance broker, licensed across the country, as well as a certified agent for CoverOregon, WashingtonHealthplanFinder & CoveredCalifornia. Ray has knowledge far beyond the average local agent and specializes in helping the self-employed out of compassion for the small businessman and families trying to make ends meet. He creates custom plans for each client by utilizing his nationwide access to dozens of insurance companies to create a plan to best meet his clients health needs as well as budget.

Agenda: 6:00--6:20 Networking 6:20--7:00 No-host dinner 7:00--7:30 Introductions and announcements 7:30--8:30 Main Presentation (followed by Q&A)

Important note: You're welcome to attend if you want to learn how the Affordable Care Act affects micro- and small-business owners. If you want to rant about it, don't come. Thank you for your cooperation.

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Thursday
Dec 19, 2013
Front End Drupal User Group
TNG

The Drupal Front End Meetup happens every third Thursday of the month. This group is focused on the theming and design aspects of Drupal development. Come nerd out with us over CSS, Javascript, theme functions and other interesting front-end tools.

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Friday
Jan 10, 2014
Freelancers Union - Thriving Networks: Marketing and Connecting that Works
Moxie Studio

In this fun Freelancers Union workshop, we'll discuss promotional techniques and how to build a network that works for any freelance business - ranging from tech to writing, design, and more. Learn to talk about yourself without bragging, use social media without getting overwhelmed, and take advantage of the best marketing tools for independent workers.

You'll leave with:
• A description of your ideal project and client
• A compelling elevator pitch
• A clear map of your existing network
• An easy-to-execute marketing plan

$35 to attend. Please RSVP online.

Location: Moxie Studio
5010 NE 9th Ave #B
Portland, OR 97211

About Freelancers Union
Freelancers Union is a national membership organization of independent workers, including temporary, part-time, freelance, and self-employed workers. Not a member? Be sure to join us – membership is free!

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Tuesday
Jan 14, 2014
PDX Digital PM January Meetup
ISITE Design

Who:

PDX Digital PM is Portland's inaugural monthly meetup for Digital PMs and producers. If that's you and you'd like to attend, please RSVP at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-digital-pm-january-meetup-tickets-9142921725

What:

For our inaugural event, the theme is "Defining Digital PM - The People and the Role." The agenda is as follows:

  • Introductions and ground rules
  • A quick recap of profile survey results
  • A panel discussion on "the people and the role"
  • Wrap-up and networking

When:

January 14, 2014 from 6-7PM! Show up between 5:30PM and 6:00PM to mingle and get settled. There will be time to network following the event as well.

Where:

We'll be meeting in the community room at ISITE Design. Beverages and snacks will also be provided thanks to host sponsor ISITE Design!

Why:

Portland's digital project management and production community is underserved when it comes to sharing knowledge and raising the status of the role industry-wide. Project management for the web is still in its infancy, piecing together elements of agency production, software project management, and digital strategy in a diverse role that requires a great degree of smarts and skill. Let's get together to share our stories and experiences in an effort to all be better project managers.

Want to know more? Visit pdxdigitalpm.com

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Monday
Jan 20, 2014
Portland's Techno-Activism 3rd Monday
Flux - Plastic Fantastics

This event is free, but please RSVP on Eventbrite (linked above)

Event Description

We plan to do a hands-on meetup, where you will get to learn how to use the internet anonymously using Tor, VPN, etc.

Have a preference about what you want to learn? Want to lead a group in teaching a method? Email us a [email protected] and we'll add you to the agenda.

What should I bring?

  • A willingness to learn or to teach
  • A laptop. If you don't have one, let us know and we can try to scrounge up an extra one for you.
  • A current news story that you want to discuss with the group related to privacy/security/surveillance/censorship (optional)

What is it?

This is the Techno-Activism 3rd Monday event for Portland, Oregon! Read more about techno-activism 3rd mondays.

Who should come?

Anyone interested in techno-activism. We invite coders, geeks, artists, and anyone else. No technical experience required.

Who's hosting?

Flux has generously offered to host this month's meetup. Be sure to read their code of conduct (below) before coming to the event. This will ensure that everyone has a great, safe time. The Privly Foundation will organize this and future TA3M Portland events. There will be light refreshments provided.

Flux's Code of Conduct

  1. We are present, awake, and sober.
  2. We listen non-judgmentally to ourselves and to everyone else.
  3. We make mistakes: everything that happens in this space is part of a learning experience.
  4. We speak only out of and about our personal experience and understanding.
  5. When faced with a choice between being curious and being defensive, we choose to be curious.
  6. We clean up after ourselves.
  7. We make things here and consume things elsewhere.
  8. We spend some of our free time here, not most or all of it.
  9. We treat one another as the other would like to be treated. If we don’t know how, we ask.
  10. We respect each others’ personal space and possessions. Specifically, we check in before touching someone or their belongings.
  11. We respect each others’ consent and boundaries. Yes means yes, no means no, maybe means no, and silence is not consent. We accept “no”s without arguing, and say “yes” when we mean yes.
  12. We respect chosen names, pronouns, and genders. If we don’t know how, we ask.
  13. We act from an assumption of mutual respect and good will. We clarify misunderstandings and apologize for harm caused. We assume ignorance and not malice.
  14. We watch out for each other to maintain a respectful and safe community. If we don’t know how, we ask. 15.When people’s conduct falls short of these agreements, we speak with them one-on-one. If matters don’t improve, we address the issue in a small group. If matters still don’t improve after three discussions, we might ask you to leave the space. As a last resort, we may vote to dissolve your membership.

Upcoming Privacy Retreat

Are you passionate about privacy-enhancing technologies? Join us for a Privacy Technology Retreat Februrary 7-10th in Southern Oregon. For more information, please see our latest blog post.

PDXTech4Good

If you're interested in this event, you might also be interested in the PDXTech4Good meetup.

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Monday
Feb 17, 2014
Portland's Techno-Activism 3rd Monday
Mozilla

This event is free, but please RSVP on Eventbrite (linked above)

Event Description

Encryption can be easy! In this meet up we will teach you the basics of encrypting your content, then we will concentrate on making it easy for you to use crypto with **your** environment. Once we help you through the hard part, you'll be able to encrypt messages at home safely without frustration. This is a hands-on meetup with PGP.

Have a preference about what you want to learn? Want to lead a group in teaching a method? Email us a [email protected] and we'll add you to the agenda.

What should I bring?

  • A willingness to learn or to teach
  • A laptop. If you don't have one, let us know and we can try to scrounge up an extra one for you.
  • A current news story that you want to discuss with the group related to privacy/security/surveillance/censorship (optional)

What is it?

This is the Techno-Activism 3rd Monday event for Portland, Oregon! Read more about techno-activism 3rd mondays.

Who should come?

Anyone interested in techno-activism. We invite coders, geeks, artists, and anyone else. No technical experience required.

Who's hosting?

Mozilla has generously offered to host and pay for catering. The Privly Foundation organizes the event. Nicholas Restaurant will be providing party platters of hummus, meat grape leaves, and more!

Code of Conduct

Please review our code of conduct before attending the event to ensure a safe and welcoming time for all.

PDXTech4Good

If you're interested in this event, you might also be interested in the PDXTech4Good meetup.

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Wednesday
Feb 19, 2014
Freelancers Happy Hour
Green Dragon Bistro & Brew Pub

Kick back with craft beer at a special networking happy hour just for freelancers. Hosted by the Freelancers Union, a national nonprofit devoted to connecting independent workers and building freelance communities (www.freelancersunion.org). Whether you're a designer or developer, marketer or copywriter, meet and network with other self-employed Portlanders who all bring a unique perspective to your shared goals and challenges.

We're providing one free drink ticket. A cash bar and tasty dinner menu (with vegan options) are also available.

RSVP today at the website listed to reserve your spot! Freelancers Union members receive $5 off ticket price.

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Thursday
Feb 20, 2014
Be Their Go-To: Building Lasting Relationships with Clients and Collaborators
Moxie Studio

Freelancing is all about building strong professional relationships - but it can be easy to feel powerless as an independent worker. Hosted by Freelancers Union, a national nonprofit devoted to connecting freelance communities, this event is designed to help freelancers expand their business via strong relationships with clients. Join expert Katie Lane as she teaches you how to take back your freelance power.

You'll leave with a comprehensive list of red (and orange) flags to avoid; advice on how to set boundaries in both your personal and professional life; practical guidelines for pricing, standard agreements, contracts; and highly effective negotiation tips and tactics.

About Katie Lane: Katie Lane is an attorney and negotiation consultant who helps freelancers and independent artists protect their rights and get paid fairly for the work they do. Combining a background in theatre, years of experience negotiating multi-million dollar deals, and a deep affection for all things nerdy, Katie teaches freelancers how to negotiate in a style that feels comfortable, strong, and authentic. She posts weekly about negotiation and law on her blog at WorkMadeForHire.net.

Not already a member of Freelancers Union? Be sure to join us - membership is free, and earns you a discount on events like these! www.freelancersunion.org.

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Tuesday
Mar 4, 2014
CoFoundersLab Matchup Portland
ISITE Design

CoFoundersLab Matchup Portland is aimed to help build founding teams in finding co-founders, advisers & interns. Get started networking now with a potential core team member by creating a FREE profile on CoFoundersLab.com.

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Thursday
Mar 6, 2014
PNSQC 2014 - Let's brainstorm abstract ideas
Decarli restauraunt

Build a bridge to becoming an author and speaker, study and develop ideas in quality engineering, meet other like-minded volunteers.

Please join us for a brainstorming session.

Food and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided for the group.

(Pacific NW Software Quality Conferences are designed to enable knowledge exchange to produce higher quality software. This meeting is the first step in producing content in our own software quality roles and for PNSQC in October 2014.)

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Monday
Mar 17, 2014
Portland's Techno-Activism 3rd Monday
Galois, Inc

This event is free, but please RSVP on Eventbrite (will be linked above)

Event Description

Introducing TA3M Drink and Draw! We are planning a fun hands-on meetup. You will get to work with a team to discuss privacy, security, anti-surveillance, and anti-censorship topics and communicate your ideas through doodling! Each discussion group will work together to create a hand-drawn poster related to TA3M topics. This is a time to network with other individuals interested in these topics, and provides a fun way to express your ideas and concerns. We will do our very best to make sure beverages of all sorts (alcoholic and not) are available to get those creative juices flowing.

After the Drink and Draw session, we invite attendees to join us for social time at a nearby bar/restaurant.

Have a preference about what you want to learn? Want to lead a group in teaching a method? Email us a [email protected] and we'll add you to the agenda.

What is it?

This is the Techno-Activism 3rd Monday event for Portland, Oregon! Read more about techno-activism 3rd mondays.

Who should come?

Anyone interested in techno-activism. We invite coders, geeks, artists, and anyone else. No technical experience required.

Who's hosting?

The Privly Foundation organizes the event. Galois is generously providing space for the event.

Code of Conduct

Please review our code of conduct before attending the event to ensure a safe and welcoming time for all.

PDXTech4Good

If you're interested in this event, you might also be interested in the PDXTech4Good meetup.

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Thursday
Mar 20, 2014
Work Smarter, Not Harder: Streamlining Your Day-to-Day Freelance Life
Milagros Boutique

In the latest event in national non-profit the Freelancers Union's (www.freelancersunion.org) Freelance 360 professional workshop series, freelance expert Allie Rice will lead attendees through the ins and outs of building a healthy, well-organized business that frees you up to pursue your passions – instead of tying you down.

Learn more and RSVP at the link!

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Thursday
Apr 3, 2014
OSBridge Speaker Proposal Meetup
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come share your talk ideas and get feedback from organizers and past speakers. Talk tech, get a drink, grab some food, and finish your long-procrastinated proposal.

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Wednesday
Apr 9, 2014
PNSQC Presents: Kathy Iberle and Lightning Talk Previews of Upcoming 2014 Presentations
Glyph Cafe

PNSQC Presents:

Join PNSQC board members and supporters in downtown Portland at Glyph Cafe on April 9 to discuss our upcoming conference with other software quality advocates. You'll learn how you can get involved in the conference by submitting an abstract proposal. Submission deadline is April 17.

Lean Project Management Specialist Kathy Iberle will give a short talk, and you'll have the chance to sign up to present a Lightning Talk. We're encouraging speakers to turn their talks into abstract proposals for the 2014 conference.

Location: Glyph Cafe - Downtown Portland Date: April 9th, 6:00pm

RSVP's appreciated but all are more than welcome. Event detail questions: email Dwayne at [email protected]

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Monday
Apr 21, 2014
See us next month! Portland's Techno-Activism 3rd Monday
n/a
Wednesday
May 7, 2014
Portland Novice Programmers Meetup (First One!)
Galois, Inc

RSVP on the meetup.com site. Please and thank you!

Be at the door by 5:30pm.

Message me on Skype: tylerzika if you are running behind so we can buzz you in.

Small presentation on the meetup idea and values at 5:45pm by Tyler Zika.

Socialize, forming Master Mind groups, coding, and brainstorming from 6-7pm.

Another small presentation. Topic and speaker TBA for remainder of meetup.

Happy Coding!

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Monday
May 19, 2014
Portland's Techno-Activism 3rd Monday
Flux - Plastic Fantastics

This event is free, but please RSVP on Eventbrite (linked above)

Using Metadata to Compromise Privacy: An Interactive Presentation

You've probably heard that your daily interactions over the web leave "metadata" that is used for advertising, law enforcement, and intelligence activities. In this presentation we will show what metadata is and what it can do by building case files from publicly available information. What types of things can you learn about yourself or others from metadata? Come find out.

This session will be lead by a Machine Learning PhD student from Oregon State University, which is the area of computer science responsible for programmatically processing metadata.

What should I bring?

  • A willingness to learn or to teach
  • A laptop
  • (optional) A current news story that you want to discuss with the group related to privacy/security/surveillance/censorship
  • Flux accepts donations so consider bringing a few bucks to show your appreciation for their support of this and future events.

What is it?

This is the Techno-Activism 3rd Monday event for Portland, Oregon! From their website, "Techno-Activism Third Mondays (TA3M) is an informal meetup designed to connect software creators and activists who are interested in censorship, surveillance, and open technology. Currently, TA3M are held in various cities throughout the world, with many more launching in the near future."

Who should come?

Anyone interested in techno-activism. We invite coders, geeks, artists, and anyone else. No technical experience required.

Who's hosting?

Flux is generously providing space for the event.

The Privly Foundation will organize this and future TA3M Portland events.

Code of Conduct

Please read Flux's Code of Conduct: http://fluxlab.io/conduct-agreements/ to ensure a safe space for all.

PDXTech4Good

If you're interested in this event, you might also be interested in the PDXTech4Good meetup.

PDX TA3M on TA3M Wiki

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Tuesday
Jun 10, 2014
PNSQC Presents: Cultivating Biological Documentation by Juliana Arrighi, and Lightning Talks
Glyph Cafe

Our meetup site.

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Wednesday
Jun 11, 2014
Portland Novice Programmers Monthly Meetup
Galois, Inc

Small presentation on the Meetup idea and values at 5:45pm by Tyler Zika.

Socializing, forming Master Mind groups, coding, and brainstorming from 6-7pm. Bring your laptop if you want to show what you are working on or you'd like some help.

Another small presentation. Topic and speaker TBA for remainder of Meetup.

RSVP on meetup.com site. Please and thank you.

Happy Coding!

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Monday
Jun 16, 2014
Portland's Techno-Activism 3rd Monday
Flux - Plastic Fantastics

This event is free, but please RSVP on Eventbrite (linked above)

Event Description

This month's topic is: User Experience and Privacy Software: An Interactive Workshop

Join us to make privacy software better. We believe that privacy software should be usable for the general public, and to start the effort, we need your help!

The goal of User Experience (UX) it is to make products as usable as possible for people. In this workshop, you'll learn about UX, download privacy software, and learn how to critically analyze the user experience to make it better. We hope to file some bug reports/feature requests to projects, and make a positive impact on their usability!

This is your chance to get a sneak-peek of an Open Source Bridge talk and meet other folks who will be attending Open Source Bridge.

This session will be lead by Jen Davidson, a Human-Computer Interaction PhD candidate from Oregon State University, and Sean McGregor, founder of The Privly Foundation and Machine Learning PhD student from Oregon State University.

What should I bring?

  • A willingness to learn or to teach
  • A laptop
  • (optional) A current news story that you want to discuss with the group related to privacy/security/surveillance/censorship
  • Flux accepts donations so consider bringing a few bucks to show your appreciation for their support of this and future events.

What is it?

This is the Techno-Activism 3rd Monday event for Portland, Oregon! From their website, "Techno-Activism Third Mondays (TA3M) is an informal meetup designed to connect software creators and activists who are interested in censorship, surveillance, and open technology. Currently, TA3M are held in various cities throughout the world, with many more launching in the near future."

Who should come?

Anyone interested in techno-activism. We invite coders, geeks, artists, and anyone else. No technical experience required.

Who's hosting?

Flux is generously providing space for the event.

The Privly Foundation will organize this and future TA3M Portland events.

Code of Conduct

Please read Flux's Code of Conduct: http://fluxlab.io/conduct-agreements/ to ensure a safe space for all.

PDXTech4Good

If you're interested in this event, you might also be interested in the PDXTech4Good meetup.

PDX TA3M on TA3M Wiki

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Wednesday
Jun 25, 2014
Workfrom Wednesday - Coworking
Floyds Coffee Shop

Workfrom Wednesday comes back to the West Side!!

This week we will be going to a Workfrom favorite Floyd's Coffee in Old Town (NW Portland). They have many tables (outdoors too), great WiFi, and delicious food. We try to support each location that supports us by buying something. So come hungry, in need of a coffee, and ready to get some work done with awesome people.

For folks wanting a great place to get work done or meet fellow digital nomads, join us as we set up shop at The Floyd's Coffee in Old Town -- just when we need that extra boost of caffeine to get us through the afternoon.

You can find out more about the space and why it's awesome @ https://workfrom.co/floyds-coffee-old-town/

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Wednesday
Jul 2, 2014
Workfrom Wednesday - Coworking
Breken Kitchen

Workfrom Wednesday comes back to the West Side!!

This week we will be going to a Workfrom favorite Breken Kitchen. They have really great good, many tables, WiFi to match. We try to support each location that supports us by buying something. So come hungry, in need of a coffee, and ready to get some work done with awesome people.

For folks wanting a great place to get work done or meet fellow digital nomads, join us as we set up shop at The Floyd's Coffee in Old Town -- just when we need that extra boost of caffeine to get us through the afternoon.

You can find out more about the space and why it's awesome @ https://workfrom.co/breken-kitchen/

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Wednesday
Jul 9, 2014
Workfrom Wednesday - Coworking
Tiny's Coffee NE

Workfrom Wednesday comes back to the East Side!!

This week we will be going to a Workfrom favorite Tiny's Coffee. They have really great sandwiches, salad and other tasty items, many tables, and WiFi to match. We try to support each location that supports us by buying something. So come hungry, in need of a coffee, and ready to get some work done with awesome people.

You can find out more about the space and why it's awesome on their Workfrom page.

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Community-Building Classifieds with Switchboard
Idealist

Please join us for PDXTech4Good's July meetup, where we'll learn about community-building classifieds!

Does your community use groups on Facebook, Google, and LinkedIn? Are they frustrated by useful information getting lost in a stream of status updates and baby photos? Are they burnt out on email chains and listservs with irrelevant content? Are they looking for a place to share resources beyond just the professional? Switchboard is a platform that harnesses the power of communities by giving them a simple place to connect, transact, and build community value. There are only two types of posts: Ask and Offer.

You can check out an example Switchboard for the Portland Startup Community here: https://pdxstartups.switchboardhq.com/

And one for the Women's Bicycling community here http://wheelwomen.switchboardhq.com/

And one for Oberlin College:
https://oberlin.switchboardhq.com/

Switchboard is being used by colleges, universities, non-profits, community groups, summer camps, professional organizations, conferences. Learn how the simple format of Ask and Offer can strengthen your community, while interdigitating with existing social media tools.

Presenter

Mara Zepeda is co-founder and CEO of Switchboard. Based in Portland, Switchboard is a community building platform that empowers members to ask for what they need, offer what they have to give, connect directly, and strengthen their network. Mara has spent her career working with nonprofits and in higher education as a program director, consultant, community builder, board member, and volunteer.

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Wednesday
Jul 23, 2014
Workfrom Wednesday - Coworking
Fehrenbacher Hof

Workfrom Wednesday comes back to the West Side!!

This week we'll be going to a Workfrom favorite Fehrenbacher Hof (The Hof) in Goose Hollow. They have full lunch options From Goose Hollow Inn, bagels, pastries and snappy WiFi. We try to support each location that supports us by buying something. So come hungry, in need of a coffee, and ready to get some work done with awesome people.

You can find out more about the space and why it's awesome on their Workfrom page.

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Friday
Jul 25, 2014
Coffee w/ Co-Founders III
Breken Kitchen

The third edition of a monthly event we’ve been calling “Coffee w/ Co-Founders” will be held Friday July 25th @ 9am at Breken Kitchen (http://www.brekenkitchen.com/) in NW Portland.

Come by for this very informal meetup as we discuss our current projects and give each other advice about growing a business here in Portland. We have had a great turnout for each of these events, and with this space housing more space, we anticipate a large gathering of Entrepreneurs.

Bring lots of business cards and be prepared to talk to like-minded individuals.

Hope to see you there!

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Wednesday
Jul 30, 2014
Workfrom Wednesday - Coworking
Glyph Cafe

Workfrom Wednesday comes back to the West Side!!

Returning to where it all started from, this week we'll be going to a Workfrom staple and favorite Glyph Cafe. They have full lunch options including smaller tapas, AND wine + beer. We try to support each location that supports us by buying something. So come hungry, in need of a coffee, and ready to get some work done with awesome people.

You can find out more about the space and why it's awesome on their Workfrom page.

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PDX Hardware Startup Meetup
PSU Business Accelerator

The next PDX Hardware Startup Meetup will include a presentation by Josh Lifton of Crowd Supply on July 30th, at 6:00pm. According to Core77 "Crowd Supply is the Kickstarter for product designers."

Crowd Supply Co-founder and CEO Josh Lifton will share tips and tricks from the trenches of preparing, launching, and successfully funding hardware products. It will draw on the lessons and behind-the-curtain details of some of the 60+ product campaigns launched since Crowd Supply opened its doors in the spring of 2013, such as the Novena Open Source Laptop, which recently raised over $700k. This workshop will give you an overview of how you can use Crowd Supply to launch a successful product campaign, from planning and production, to marketing and fulfillment.

As always, there will be free Pizza and Beer provided for everyone and some time to share any projects you are working on.

Parking: It's FREE. You can park anywhere behind the building for free. There should be plenty of parking so don't worry about having to pay for a spot.

Please share this event with anyone you think may be interested, the more people we can get involved the more beneficial it will be to everyone.

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Monday
Aug 4, 2014
Workfrom Wednesday - Coworking

Workfrom Wednesday comes back to the West Side, and away to Italy!!

This week we'll be going to a Workfrom favorite Cafe Umbria. They have full lunch options including Sandwiches, Pizza, Pastries, Snacks and Drinks (no one worry they do have beer and wine for those staying later). We try to support each location that supports us by buying something. So come hungry, in need of a coffee, and ready to get some work done with awesome people.

You can find out more about the space and why it's awesome on their Workfrom page.

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Thursday
Aug 14, 2014
Coffee w/ Co-Founders IV
Urban Grind Coffee House

Coffee w/ Co-Founders was an event created to give Founders a venue to talk about challenges, issues, and what's working. It's a way to network and build on the ecosystem that makes Portland an incredible place to start a business.

This is completely informal. Come by, drink coffee, hang out, but most of all, have fun meeting new people who are passionate about what they're working on!

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Wednesday
Aug 20, 2014
Workfrom Wednesday - Coworking
Breken Kitchen

Workfrom Wednesday comes back to the West Side!!

Back by popular demand, this week we will be going to a Workfrom favorite Breken Kitchen. For people who don't remember or couldn't make it last time, they have really amazing food as well as wine and beer. We try to support each location that supports us by buying something. So come hungry, in need of a coffee, and ready to get some work done with awesome people.

Just an FYI, Breken does close on the earlier side at 5PM. You can find out more about the space and why it's awesome on their Workfrom page.

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Wednesday
Aug 27, 2014
Workfrom Wednesday - Coworking
Townsend's Alberta Street Teahouse

Workfrom Wednesday comes back to the East Side!!

This week we will be going to a Workfrom first, TownShend Teahouse on NE Alberta. They have an absolutely enormous and great tea selection as well as Kombucha. They have light food options but there is a very nice food cart pod with great outdoor seating right next door. We try to support each location that supports us by buying something. So come hungry, in need of a coffee, and ready to get some work done with awesome people.

You can find out more about the space and why it's awesome on their Workfrom page.

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Wednesday
Sep 10, 2014
Workfrom Wednesday - Coworking
Water Ave Coffee

Workfrom Wednesday comes back to the East Side to try something new!!

This week we'll be going to a Portland, OR and Workfrom staple and favorite Water Ave Coffee. They have sandwich, bagels, salad, oatmeal, and yogurt as well as some of the best coffee in the city. We try to support each location that supports us by buying something. So come hungry, in need of a coffee, and ready to get some work done with awesome people.

A lot of people wanted to go get drinks after Workfrom Wednesday, so that is exactly what we will be doing. Around 4:00, we will move from Water Ave Coffee to Bunk Bar right next door for drinks and food. For anyone who has not been, bunk has some of the best sandwiches in the city. To note, Bunk has happy hour from 3:00-6:00 giving $1 off all well drinks and beers.

You can find out more about Water Ave Coffee and why it's awesome on their Workfrom page.

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Wednesday
Sep 17, 2014
Workfrom Wednesday
Lovejoy Bakery Waterfront

Workfrom Wednesday comes back to the West side!!

This week we'll be going to a Portland, OR and Workfrom first and portlad favorite Lovejoy Bakers on the SW waterfront right by the Ross Island Bridge. They have many food options and delicious breads. Next door is Green Leaf Juicing Company which provides more options on food and drinks. We try to support each location that supports us by buying something. So come hungry, in need of a coffee, and ready to get some work done with awesome people. 


Again this week we will be going to a bar after Workfrom Wednesday. If anyone has any suggestions please post them since we are currenelty undecided on where to go.


You can find out more about Lovejoy Bakers and why it's awesome on their Workfrom page.

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Tuesday
Oct 28, 2014
PDX Hardware Startup Meetup
PSU Business Accelerator

Summer is officially come to an end, so it's time to start back up the PDX Hardware Startup Meetups. Hopefully everyone enjoyed their summer and is ready for the rain.

The next PDX Hardware Startup Meetup is going to be October 28th, at 5:30-8:00 PM.

R&D Plastics is a local Plastic Injection Molder and is going to come talk about plastic injection molding. Here is an abstract of their presentation:

"As a new or infrequent designer/developer of injection molded products it can be very difficult to understand the impact of design features, material selection, and tool construction on the cost and lead-time of your products. The decisions you make have a great impact on part cost and tool build lead-times.

In this session, we will discuss what to expect when designing and developing a plastic injection molded part. We will provide examples that show the impact of good design decisions and how they greatly improve the product development cycle. Your understanding of the injection molding workflow and what you should expect from your injection molding partner will guide you through good decision making for a successful product release."

Charlie O’Bosky & Kyle Tarr will be joining us and giving the presentation.

As always, there will be free Pizza and Beer provided for everyone and some time to share any projects you are working on.

Location: PSU Business Accelerator. 2828 SW Corbett. The building can be tricky to find, and the best way to get directions is to use the intersection of "SW Corbett & SW Meade", that way Google Maps won't take you on a wild goose chase.

Parking: It's FREE. You can park anywhere behind the building for free. There should be plenty of parking so don't worry about having to pay for a spot.

Please share this event with anyone you think may be interested, the more people we can get involved the more beneficial it will be to everyone.

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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
Jan 7, 2015
Code Oregon Meetup
The Gameroom

Gameroom PDX is hosting a meet-up every other Wednesday

Learn to make websites and apps on Treehouse for free by signing up with Code Oregon!

For more information and to register to attend, visit: http://www.gameroompdx.com/code-oregon.html

If you are not yet a Code Oregon participant, visit http://www.codeoregon.org/ to sign up for free and it takes about 30 seconds.

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Thursday
Jan 15, 2015
Social Entrepreneurs Meetup - PDX
Hatch

Every third Thursday we hold our main Meetup at Hatch. The primary theme of our group is: Social Entrepreneurs - PDX: How we help each other solve business and social problems.

We consist of over 300 members of which 1/3 are business owners, or trying to start a business, 1/3 are freelancers that support small business, and 1/3 are folks with shared interests or who are networking.

We plan to hear five or six five minute pitches from social entrepreneurs.

Some nights we will hold Mastermind events where a specialist fields questions, other times we do Crowdsolving events where the attendees ask their questions or ask for help with a problem and the group provides feedback, ideas, connections, suggestions.

Overall, we are a fascinating group of highly motivated changemakers. Hatch is a great co-working space, so if you have not been there, this is a good time to check it out.

Cold beer and treats are always provided. Suggested Donation is $5 to $10

I look forward to seeing you there. If you would like to speak (not really a pitch, just casual information) about a local social enterprise or know someone who would, please contact me. (contact info is above)

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Wednesday
Jan 21, 2015
Code Oregon Meetup
The Gameroom

Gameroom PDX is hosting a meet-up every other Wednesday

Learn to make websites and apps on Treehouse for free by signing up with Code Oregon!

For more information and to register to attend, visit: http://www.gameroompdx.com/code-oregon.html

If you are not yet a Code Oregon participant, visit http://www.codeoregon.org/ to sign up for free and it takes about 30 seconds.

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Wednesday
Feb 4, 2015
Code Oregon Meetup
The Gameroom

Gameroom PDX is hosting a meet-up every other Wednesday

Learn to make websites and apps on Treehouse for free by signing up with Code Oregon!

For more information and to register to attend, visit: http://www.gameroompdx.com/code-oregon.html

If you are not yet a Code Oregon participant, visit http://www.codeoregon.org/ to sign up for free and it takes about 30 seconds.

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Wednesday
Feb 18, 2015
Code Oregon Meetup
The Gameroom

Gameroom PDX is hosting a meet-up every other Wednesday

Learn to make websites and apps on Treehouse for free by signing up with Code Oregon!

For more information and to register to attend, visit: http://www.gameroompdx.com/code-oregon.html

If you are not yet a Code Oregon participant, visit http://www.codeoregon.org/ to sign up for free and it takes about 30 seconds.

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Wednesday
Mar 4, 2015
Code Oregon Meetup
The Gameroom

Gameroom PDX is hosting a meet-up every other Wednesday

Learn to make websites and apps on Treehouse for free by signing up with Code Oregon!

For more information and to register to attend, visit: http://www.gameroompdx.com/code-oregon.html

If you are not yet a Code Oregon participant, visit http://www.codeoregon.org/ to sign up for free and it takes about 30 seconds.

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Saturday
Mar 7, 2015
Hackster Hardware Weekend
through Portland State Business Accelerator Mt. Hood room

Ready to hack the future of hardware?

The Hackster Hardware Weekend is a celebration of makers, open source hardware and the Hackster community across America. From Seattle to NYC and everything in between, we are hitting the road driving an original DeLorean DMC 12 to run the coolest Hackathon & Meetup series of the year, with loads of free hardware kits, amazing speakers, software freebies and great people.

Best yet, you also get to hack our Time Machine. Update our DeLorean with the latest sensors, electronics, radios and data service. Make Doc Emmet Brown proud and #HackToTheFuture!

What will you build with the DeLorean? Share your ideas on the DeLorean hacks page.

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Wednesday
Mar 18, 2015
Code Oregon Meetup
The Gameroom

Gameroom PDX is hosting a meet-up every other Wednesday

Learn to make websites and apps on Treehouse for free by signing up with Code Oregon!

For more information and to register to attend, visit: http://www.gameroompdx.com/code-oregon.html

If you are not yet a Code Oregon participant, visit http://www.codeoregon.org/ to sign up for free and it takes about 30 seconds.

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Wednesday
Apr 1, 2015
Code Oregon Meetup
The Gameroom

Gameroom PDX is hosting a meet-up every other Wednesday

Learn to make websites and apps on Treehouse for free by signing up with Code Oregon!

For more information and to register to attend, visit: http://www.gameroompdx.com/code-oregon.html

If you are not yet a Code Oregon participant, visit http://www.codeoregon.org/ to sign up for free and it takes about 30 seconds.

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Thursday
Apr 9, 2015
Esri GeoDev Meetup & HackerLab
Portland City Grill

Come join us for an Esri GeoDev Meetup at Portland City Grill. In addition to our regularly scheduled technosocial for geospatial developers, we have also included HackerLab, a four-hour, hand-on guided tutorial for developers using ArcGIS Online and building Web apps.

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Wednesday
Jun 24, 2015
UX Happy Hour
Bye and Bye

We're giving the Northeast neighborhood some love again and heading back to Bye and Bye for our June edition of fooding, drinking, and sharing stories. If you'd like to come, just RSVP!


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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Wednesday
Jul 22, 2015
IPFS Portland OSCON Meetup: The Permanent, Distributed Web
CTRL-H

Join us at CtrlH for food, drinks, discussion and a talk by Juan Benet on IPFS during OSCON week!

What is IPFS?

IPFS is a distributed file system that seeks to connect all computing devices with the same system of files. In some ways, this is similar to the original aims of the Web, but brings in the latest ideas from P2P and cryptography to form a distributed, permanent web.

IPFS could become a new major subsystem of the internet. If built right, it could complement or replace HTTP. It could complement or replace even more. It sounds crazy. It is crazy! We also think it's the future of the web. Come see it in action, and meet the team of developers working on it.

Afterwards hang out, talk tech, hack, recharge your batteries, use our fast WiFi and get a tour of CtrlH, Portland’s newest and largest hackerspace.

See you there!

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Tuesday
Jul 28, 2015
eBay Tech Tuesdays: Let's Talk About the Kids
eBay Community Lounge

It’s summer!

Summer is for kids!

Summer is also for ice cream!

So July’s Tech Tuesday is about kids and ice cream!

Okay. It’s about kids - but we’ll have ice cream.

This month we’re bringing in three local organizations who are working with kids and teens to help them build the skills necessary for careers in technology. Leaders from ChickTech, iUrban Teen, and Girls Inc. will be talking with us about who they are, what they’re doing, and how you can get involved in their efforts.

These folks are doing really awesome things for youth and we’re excited to have them in the eBay house.

As Whitney Houston crooned, “Children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way.” So come, listen, and learn about what you can do to help shape the bright young minds that are the future of tech - and really, the future in general.

See you July 28th!

Details:

Doors open at 5:45pm, presentations start at 6:30pm.

Pizza, sodas, and ice cream (and a non-dairy option) will be available.

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Thursday
Aug 20, 2015
UX Happy Hour + Citizen
Produce Row Cafe

After skipping July, UX Happy Hour is back at Produce Row for August's round of stories, food, and drink. And thanks to Citizen, our sponsor this month, we'll also have free beverages (non-alcoholic options included). Just RSVP to help us have enough to go around.


UX Happy Hour meets once a month to share design tales over food and drink. There are no talks or agendas, just a casual gathering of designers, researchers, developers, and more! All UX Happy Hour Portland participants are required to adhere to our Code of Conduct.

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Friday
Aug 28, 2015
Snowdrift.coop casual meetup / chat
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Snowdrift.coop is a volunteer-built non-profit community project focused on a new sustainable matching system to coordinate the global community in better funding shareable freely-licensed works. The Snowdrift.coop platform uses the Yesod web framework written in Haskell. Other technologies and relevant work includes basic HTML/CSS/JavaScript and general design, organizing, and other non-technical tasks.

This is the second local Portland meetup. While the community includes people on many continents across the globe, we have a strong Portland foundation with one of the co-founders, the lead developer, and several active volunteers and supporters in the area.

At this meetup, we'll mostly discuss the project overall status, strategy, any other casual chat, planning, and organizing. We'll also focus on just folks getting to know each other as local Portlanders involved in the project. Complete newcomers or just folks curious about the idea are totally welcome, and no particular experience or skills are needed to get involved.

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Wednesday
Sep 2, 2015
1 Million Cups PDX - Speraker: Josh Lifton of Crowd Supply
CENTRL Office

Every week we have a new local entrepreneur building an amazing company here in Portland. They give a short presentation followed up with a great Q&A session where you get to ask questions and ask about the real challenges and triumphs behind the business.

As always we welcome everyone interested in startups and founders building great companies here in Portland.

Come and check it out and bring a friend.

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Tuesday
Sep 29, 2015
Food Bytes Presents: Connecting Hidden Talents
CrowdCompass

This month, we're all about forging connections through hidden talents.

Perhaps you're launching a new service for restaurateurs and need beta testers. Maybe you're looking to bring your talents to the foodtech industry or seeking a co-founder for a revolutionary urban farming concept. Or, you simply want to get to know this growing foodtech community.

Bring your ideas, latest projects, and hairy questions to our next community gathering that'll feature a fun event to make new connections while unearthing your hidden talents.

Our Sponsors:
- CrowdCompass creates mobile apps for conferences, tradeshows, meetings and events that range in size from 50 to 50,000 attendees.
- Spork is a catering concierge service designed to deliver a quality dining experience enriched with local variety.
- Khao San serves up Thai street food and desserts

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Thursday
Oct 22, 2015
Food Bytes Presents: Talking Trash
Quick Left

Wasted food comes at an enormous financial and environmental cost. In the US, food is the largest single source of waste.

  • 40% of all food never makes it to the table. That's about 20 lbs per person per month at a cost of $165 billion each year.
  • 30% of all food, worth $48 billion, is thrown away annually.
  • Food production accounts for approx. 16% of energy use, 50% of land, and 80% of freshwater consumed.

We're bringing together local experts to discuss how they are fighting wasted food by working with farmers, distributors, and foodservice providers. Learn about the creativity, complexity, and technology involved in their solutions as well as opportunities to continue to address waste in our food systems.

Panelists:

  • Claire Cummings is the Waste Guru at Bon Appétit Management Co which provides full-service restaurant management and operates over 650 cafes. Claire manages the Imperfectly Delicious Produce program which works with farmers, distributors, and chefs to save cosmetically challenged produce from going to waste.
  • Brennan Hogan is a Marketing Manager at LeanPath which provides automated food waste prevention solutions for operators of all sizes. LeanPath was founded in 2004 by a team of Portland-based entrepreneurs and enables clients to cut kitchen food waste by 50% or more and up to 6% on food costs.

Schedule:
6:30 Doors open
6:45 Event begins
8:00 Breakout discussions
8:30 Conversations & mingling

Our Host:
Quick Left builds web & mobile applications for companies that want to accelerate & elevate their dev teams.

Bites & Bevs Provided by:
- Spork is a catering concierge service designed to deliver a quality dining experience enriched with local variety.
- Tamale Boy serves casual Mexican street food using local, seasonal Northwest produce and meats from its food truck and restaurant located at 1764 NE Dekum St.
-Base Camp Brewing Company crafts beer with an eye toward innovation and creativity as well as consistency and balance and can be had at its Taproom, 930 SE Oak St.

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Thursday
Oct 29, 2015
Sip and Slack BETA
The Oregon Public House

Want to meet up in person with a bunch of folks from the Portland Startups Slack? Let's see if we can make that happen. (Even if you aren't part of the Portland Startups Slack, we'd love to see you.)

We'll be gathering at The Oregon Public House, the nation's first non-profit brew pub. All profits from this gathering will be going toward Kairos School.

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Thursday
Nov 12, 2015
Haskell Office Hours
Galois, Inc

(from the Meetup description):

Welcome to Portland Haskell Office Hours! Bring your projects, or just your excitement for learning.

We will still be taking feedback on the format of the meetup, the scheduling, and anything else that will help make this a valuable resource for you. If you are not able to attend, let us know if there's anything we can do to help make it work in the future.

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About Haskell Office Hours:

Show up with a project you'd like to share or a problem that you're stuck on, and we'll learn together in small, supportive groups! An "Office Hours" meetup is an opportunity for people of all skill levels to come together, learn, and have fun. Our goal is to focus on inclusion and active participation through teaching and mentorship.

The meetup is hosted at Galois, which uses Haskell extensively in industry, and is well-attended by Galwegians who are eager to share their excitement for Haskell and functional programming. This group is very new, so you still have an opportunity to shape how we do things. If the schedule doesn't work for you, or if we can do anything to help you feel more safe and welcome, let us know!

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Thursday
Nov 19, 2015
Coffee w/ Co-Founders XVII
Coava

NOTE THE NEW TIME!

We're gonna head back over to Coava this month on the SE side of town. We hope to see everyone there as we head into the holiday season.

The format is pretty laid back. Come by, grab a cup of coffee, and network with other business owners who are working on incredible projects. We can't wait to hear what you're working on!

About Coffee w/ Co-Founders: As a business owner you are faced with many challenges. You're forced to make decisions every day that could make or break your business. Coffee w/ Co-Founders is a way to network with other Entrepreneurs to allow free flowing information with the intent to collaborate and help each other. So often we're challenged and there's very little we can do to express our challenges with the people we work with or the people we care about. Think of Coffee w/ Co-Founders as your own personal support group for business owners. We're all here to help!

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Social Entrepreneurs Meetup - PDX
Hatch

A monthly networking event for social entrepreneurs. We always have a good mix of entrepreneurs, creative, and technical people interested in joining forces to solve a wide-range of social and environmental issues.

We do a fun speed networking event in groups of three so everyone gets to meet at least ten others in relaxed and fun environment.

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Wednesday
Dec 2, 2015
Mobile Development Portland Meetup
eBay Community Lounge

"The Road to 100 Million Downloads"

Please join us to learn a bit more about Android development on a massive scale. We'll be reviewing the formation of the eBay Portland office as well as lessons learned over the past five years on the way to 100 million downloads.

Doors will open at 6:00pm and eBay will be providing food and drink (including beer and wine for attendees who can prove they're over 21).

After folks have eaten and networked to their heart's content, the presentation will start at 7:00pm, followed by a Q&A session and more networking until 8:00pm.

Please be thinking of interesting topics and/or speakers you'd like to see at future Meetups. We'd like to keep momentum up and try to have Meetups once a month, if possible.

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Saturday
Dec 5, 2015
Snowdrift.coop meetup / chat / hack session
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Snowdrift.coop is a volunteer-built non-profit community project focused on a new sustainable matching system to coordinate the global community in better funding shareable freely-licensed works. The Snowdrift.coop platform uses the Yesod web framework written in Haskell. Other technologies and relevant work includes basic HTML/CSS/JavaScript and general design, organizing, and other non-technical tasks like co-op structure issues.

While the community includes people on many continents across the globe, we have a strong Portland foundation with one of the co-founders, the lead developer, and several active volunteers and supporters in the area.

At this meetup, we'll mix casual chat with focusing on some refactoring on the Haskell side and hacking on HTML/CSS stuff for the new design.

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Wednesday
Dec 9, 2015
Portland's First Ever Cricket Cook-Off
WeWork US Custom House

Calling All Adventurous Eaters and Cooks!

Join us for Portland's first ever Cricket Cook-Off on Wednesday, December 9th.
We invite you to show off your talents and palates using crickets.
That's right. The kind that chirp.

Adventurous Cooks: We welcome cooks of all experience levels to design new dishes or recreate your favorite recipes using crickets. We provide the crickets, you provide the goodies. Did we mention there will be prizes?! Sign up by Mon, Nov 23.

Adventurous Eaters: Where else will you get to sample such an amazing array of cricket goodies? You'll also have the great honor of selecting the People's Choice Award for your favorite bite of the night. Tickets are $5 and must be purchased in advance.

Competition Sign-up: Sign up by Mon, Nov 23 at http://bit.ly/1QqG2t7.

Tickets: Free to compete and $5 to eat. Tickets available at Brown Paper Tickets.






Full details about the Cook-Off available at www.foodbytespdx.com.

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Thursday
Jan 21, 2016
Snowdrift.coop meetup / SCALE-send-off
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Snowdrift.coop is a non-profit community platform building a new sustainable patronage system for public goods (particularly free/libre/open works). The site uses the Yesod web framework written in Haskell alongside basic HTML/CSS/JavaScript. We welcome volunteers in all areas including non-technical general design, organizing, and other tasks like co-op structure issues.

We have a strong Portland foundation with one of the co-founders, the lead developer, and several active volunteers and supporters in the area.

At this meetup, we'll be meeting long-time volunteer Jason Harrer (aka JazzyEagle) who is in town for a rare business visit. We'll also be celebrating and wishing well to Aaron and Bryan who are heading down to the Southern California Linux Expo to promote Snowdrift.coop this weekend.

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Friday
Feb 19, 2016
Snowdrift.coop meetup
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Snowdrift.coop casual chat, hang-out, open to all supporters, volunteers, curious folks, and guests. At this meetup, we'll be visit with new Community Director William "Salt" Hale who is coming down from Seattle.

Snowdrift.coop is a non-profit community platform building a new sustainable patronage system for public goods (particularly free/libre/open works). We welcome volunteers in all areas including non-technical general design, organizing, and co-op structure issues. On the technical side, the site uses the Yesod web framework written in Haskell alongside basic HTML/CSS/JavaScript.

We have a strong Portland foundation with one of the co-founders, the lead developer, and several active volunteers and supporters in the area.

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Tuesday
Apr 12, 2016
Portland AWS User Group Meetup - APRIL, 2016
Zapproved, Inc.

Greetings Portland AWS User Group! Please join us for the first of many Meetups in Portland this year. To kick things off, we'll be discussing the evolution of Micro-services using AWS Lambda and API Gateway.

Presenters: • Jim Tran, Principal Enterprise Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services • Lee Harding , CTO, Zapproved, Inc.

Schedule: • 5:00 PM: Check-in & Socializing • 5:30 PM: Presentation • 6:45 PM: Q&A

Don't forget to join the Portland AWS User Group on LinkedIn. https://www.linkedin.com/groups/7044332/profile

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Tuesday
Apr 26, 2016
DonutJS [Sold out]
Cup and Bar

A fun night of code, donuts, and karaoke for the Portland tech community! Tickets cost $10 and leftover proceeds go to a local non-profit. Come meet some new friends and nom on some yummy donuts. The meetup consists of four 10-minute talks, performances, karaoke, and donuts! Talks will include a mix of creative projects, personal passions, and in-depth technical subjects! See http://donutjs.club for more details and to get your ticket! :)

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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!

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Tuesday
May 10, 2016
pdxrlang meetup: Meet, Greet, Hack
WeWork Custom House

We have monthly meetups with someone(s) giving a talk(s) on some usually technical topic involving R. We also have a great set of meetings run by Audrey Julian going over Coursera R course material.

We want to have another set of meetings where pdxrlang meetup members can meet each other, chat, hack on R projects, learn from one another, etc. Basically anything goes.

This is our first meetup of this type. Everyone is welcome!

Time: 615pm - 8pm

Doors open at 6 - DON'T SHOW UP BEFORE 6 - we'll start at 615.

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Wednesday
May 18, 2016
Founder Institute - Intellectual Property and How to Protect Your Company
WeWork Custom House

If you are interested in understanding intellectual property, then join us for Startup Legal. Learn from a top local attorney the key things that you need to know to protect your company. What is the most appropriate type of company to start? How do you deal with cofounders, initial team members and employees? What agreements should you have in place when you start, and what pitfalls should you avoid?

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Thursday
May 19, 2016
Coffee w/ Co-Founders @ Breken Kitchen
Breken Kitchen

First I'd like to apologize to all of you for not being more active. I've been a bit overwhelmed lately so I've not been able to arrange a meetup. However, it's been February since our last get together so this is long overdue!

We're hitting Breken Kitchen on the NW side of town. The space is not very large so we'll do what we can to find a place that doesn't impact the other patrons. Perhaps we can gather on their back deck. Either way, we'll have placards in the area so it's easily identifiable.

Please be sure to patronize this establishment. The worse thing we can do is show up as a big group and not at least buy a cup of coffee (thus the name).

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Josh Carter Co-Founder/CEO Brightwork http://brightwork.io

About Coffee w/ Co-Founders: This event is meant to be a very informal gathering of entrepreneurs to talk about their projects, challenges, and successes. This event is not just for tech founders. We usually see all types of business owners from a variety of industries.

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Monday
May 23, 2016
STEM Coffee Hour
Latte Da

We are happy to announce that we will be holding our second event at Latte Da in downtown Vancouver!

This is an opportunity to meet and engage others who work in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) related fields here in the SW Washington area, so be sure to bring business cards and information on projects you may be working on, opportunities for others in the community, etc.

Those of you wanting something non-caffeinated after work will be glad to know the venue also has beer and wine available.

Looking forward to another hour of networking and supporting local business!

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Wednesday
Jun 22, 2016
3d Printing Vancouver
Columbia Collective

We are a group of 3D enthusiasts In Vancouver. We are artists, hobbyists and professionals interested in 3D printing. Our group is open to anyone from beginner to advanced.

We meet every month to talk about the industry, our work, and to collaborate on projects.

Every 3rd month we plan to combine with the Portland 3D Printing Lab here in Vancouver.

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pdxrlang meetup: Meet, Greet, Hack
WeWork US Custom House

Aggregate meetup No. 3! Everyone is welcome!

Agenda:

• brief intro/R project or problem: We'll go around the room, each person talk about an R project they've been working on, or a data/data-science problem, or something they want to learn, etc.

• After going around the room, anyone can share some code they've been working on and want help with / want feedback on. Make sure to have this ready before the meeting. Discuss here https://github.com/pdxrlang/aggregate/issues/8

• Before arriving, use the pdxrlang/aggregate GitHub repository to discuss ideas for things to work on at aggregate -https://github.com/pdxrlang/aggregate/issues - One idea was proposed

• Do bring your computer (if you have one) in case you want to work on something.

Time: 630pm - 8pm

Doors open after 6 - DON'T SHOW UP BEFORE 6 - we'll start between 615 and 630.

Enter on the 8th Ave. entrance where there's gates - The gates may be locked, but a security person will let you in. If you have any trouble message me in the meetup app, or on Twitter at @pdxrlang or @sckottie

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Thursday
Jun 23, 2016
Start-Up Spark - A Catalyst Event
Columbia Collective

Getting your Startup off the ground is hard work. Each month we pull together founders and discuss relevant topics to get you moving.

Make sure you register to save your spot at: http://bit.ly/1riKMYn

The cost is $10 to cover the snacks and drinks.

Each event will have 2-3 Entrepreneurs who are building successful businesses. We will hang out and meet each other, host a short presentation and then have a great interactive discussion about the subject most important to the group.

6:00 - 7:00 pm – Hang out and meet the other attendees 7:00 - 7:10 pm – "North Bank and News" 3-4 top stories that effect founders building startups 7:10 - 8:00 pm – "Flashpoint" Founder interview about subject voted by audience 8:00 - 8:30 pm – More Hang Out and Conversation

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Tuesday
Jun 28, 2016
DonutJS
Cup and Bar

A fun night of code and donuts.

Tickets are $10 (includes a donut), and leftover proceeds go to a local non-profit.

This month’s non-profit is ChickTech Portland, an organization that provides mentoring and workshops to Portland area girls interested in STEM fields.

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Wednesday
Jul 13, 2016
UX + Optimization Tech Meet-Up [Camp Optimization]
Assembly Lounge Bar

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. Camp Optimization is hosted by roboboogie.

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

Camp Optimization welcomes Thom Hines!

Thom makes things easier, like Bzzy--a simple and smart to-do list app for individuals and teams who need to get stuff done. He also teaches Interaction and Web Design at Portland State University.

This month's discussion topic: Optimization is not all sales and email sign-ups.

This month Camp Optimization explores the role of effective UI design in improving productivity and engagement. Thom will share his perspectives on how engaging experiences help users get things done, and keeps them coming back for more.

Meet us at the Assembly Lounge bar at Revolution Hall (Second Floor) for for some beer and casual networking. We'll end the night on the rooftop with a few games of Corn Hole. First round of drinks are on us! Make sure to spread the word and don't forget to RSVP. We hope to see you there!

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Tuesday
Jul 19, 2016
"Reinventing Organizations" (by Frederic Laloux) Book Group Conversation
Davis Street Tavern

Come join the conversation on Frederic Laloux's "Reinventing Organizations: A Guide to Creating Organizations Inspired by the Next Stage of Human Consciousness" as part of the ResponsiveOrg Portland Meetup Group. Join us for our first book group meeting. If you are interested in this book and others, such as "The Connected Company" and "The Valve Handbook'" join the meetup group for future announcements. As a start, come join us at the Davis Street Tavern on Tuesday. We will gather at 6:00pm and start our conversation by 6:30pm. Since this is our first one, we are experimenting with the time and duration. Please feel free to call Christine 720 771 0931 or email christineb at inspiredagility . com if you have questions.

Thursday
Jul 28, 2016
Client Services for Agencies / Professional Meetup
Emerge Interactive

Drinks & Pizza provided.

The event will be from 6-8pm on Thursday July 28th at Emerge.

Portland has long been a hub for connecting and promoting strategic partnerships. As the Portland market continues to change in 2016, the need for business development, marketing and account professionals to work together in a collaborative way has become increasingly essential. With this in mind, Emerge Interactive & Splash Worldwide want to host you for round #3 of Client Relations for Agencies; a networking event dedicated to open collaboration between account professionals and a chance to connect with the best in class in Portland. After networking we will briefly go over some relevant industry discussion topics.

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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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Thursday
Sep 15, 2016
Learn How To Build a Successful Optimization Program
Old Washington High School

Camp Optimization welcomes Tyler Bullen, Optimization Manager at Simple Bank (http://simple.com).

Discussion topic: Tools, Talent & Techniques: What it takes to build a successful optimization program.

Get tips from an expert in the trenches at an innovative, design-led company. Tyler will share his knowledge of the tools, roles, skills and techniques you need to build and run successful optimization and segment marketing programs. Simple is revolutionizing the banking industry with innovative technologies, it's impeccable user experience, and expertise in behavioral economics.

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.

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Thursday
Sep 29, 2016
Pizza Party with your Creative Community
NedSpace Broadway

Summer is coming to a close, so let's send it off in style- pizza style that is! Join your friends in The Creative Roundtable community for an evening of networking, indie board games, and pizza, provided by Sizzle Pie.

We will provide the pizza and refreshments, you bring yourself and a friend! The format will be casual, with open networking and a few tables stocked with games by independent designers and members of The Creative Roundtable community.

See you then,

Jena & Jehn

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Thursday
Oct 13, 2016
Beers for Engineers
SureID

We’re SureID®, (www.sureid.com) a leading provider of secure high-assurance identity programs and services. We’re always searching for talent who can bring our ideas to fruition, and grow our culture of innovation, integrity, excellence and respect. That’s where you come in.

We’re interested in knowing more about you. So we’re hosting Beers for Engineers, an informal meet-and-greet where you can get to know us, and we can get to know you. You’ll meet our hiring managers along with other SureID engineers who share your passion for creativity and innovation.

While mingling with other like-minded individuals, you may get thirsty and work up an appetite playing ping pong, foosball or other vigorous games. To quench your thirst, we’ll have an assortment of microbrews on hand plus wine, coffee and soda. To satisfy your appetite, you can “build your own burrito” with all the delicious fixings. So RSVP at the website below. We’ll save a spot for you.

http://info.sureid.com/beers-for-engineers

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Tuesday
Oct 25, 2016
Coffee w/ Co-Founders @ Coava Coffee
Coava

Well, it's been a long time since our last meetup so let's celebrate by taking over Coava! :)

For those of you that have not been to one of these meetups the premise is pretty simple. This is a networking event to give Entrepreneurs a safe place to discuss challenges and to provide feedback about how to solve those challenges. It's very informal. So bring lots of business cards and be ready to have fun talking about what you're working on.

I'm looking forward to seeing all of you there!

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Tuesday
Nov 1, 2016
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
New Relic

We'll have pizza & beer starting at 6pm, so stop by early if you want to have dinner and socialize before the presentations.

PRESENTATIONS at 7pm

Jason Clark, Programming in the Small: Kids, Chickens, and Ruby After several years of programming in Ruby using Shoes, my daughter and I were hunting for a new project. Something more useful than a game. Something with a real-world connection. Then it struck us: Chickens! Join us as we show you how we built our coop monitoring system. It’ll be a wild ride of hardware hacking, weather-proofing, and father-daughter bonding, with Ruby sprinkled throughout. You’ll learn how to modernize your surroundings, and about engaging the young people in your life in technology along the way.

Lauren Voswinkel will round off this months meetup with a code-retreat exercise.

"We'll take 30-45 minutes to work on Conway's Game of Life. Pair programming is highly encouraged, but is not required. This month is our second month, as such, there will be restrictions put in place to force us to think about our code and our designs more in depth. We'll take some time to talk about what we learned during the exercise, as well as what approaches worked and what didn't. The whole idea of this exercise is to have a space and time to actively practice coding."

Please Bring Your Laptops

After presentations we'll have more socializing time.

Thanks to New Relic for providing the venue and beer, pizza & snacks this month!

ARRIVING BY BIKE? Cyclists are welcome to park their bikes in the New Relic office. Bikes are not allowed in the building lobby, however, and must use the freight elevator. To get your bike up to the 29th floor, enter the building's parking lot by going down the ramp at 5th and Pine. Go past the booth -- no need to pick up a ticket -- and turn right. Go straight until you almost run into the elevator lobby, then go right again. On the back side of the elevator block you'll see a beat up pair of double doors marked "freight elevator." You can get up by buzzing in with the intercom, and saying you're here for New Relic. Ride on up to the 29th floor, you'll easily find the bike parking.

ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade, also known as pdxruby and pdx.rb, is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon area. The group welcomes all programmers interested in the language and its implementations, tools, libraries and frameworks, such as Ruby on Rails. The group has been meeting since August 2002 for presentations, demos and discussions. Every month 35-75 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for Ruby. If you'd like to present or have a topic you'd like discussed, please post to the mailing list. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday" -- see you there!

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Friday
Dec 2, 2016
Learn to Code Friday
PDX Code Guild

6:00 - 6:30 Mix & Mingle

      Help will be available for those needing help getting started or moving ahead learning to code.

6:30 Intros

6:45 Beginner Tutorials

    We will rotate each week between:
    1. Setting up your environment
    2. Getting started learning Python
    3. Getting started with HTML and CSS 
    4. Getting started with JavaScript

    This week we will be setting up environments!

7:30-9:00 Mentor assisted study session

    Help will be available for beginning Python, HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
Tuesday
Dec 6, 2016
The Bridge Accelerator Showcase
Columbia Collective

Our special guests will be the first cohort of The Bridge Accelerator.

Curtis Townshend - Taavi Chris Meier - GrowlerFresh Michael Pan - PanCo Foods Adam Wehage - Soulfinder Janus & Josie Sanders - Glitch


VanTechy is the social starting point for the Vancouver Tech scene.

The beginning of a startup is about people and ideas. VanTechy, is our local meeting point for meeting each other in a relaxed, casual format. Our goals include:

-Welcoming new people to the growing Vancouver tech community. -Sharing and discovering local events, opportunities, connections. -Growing our skills and learning new things. -Sharing our experience by mentoring new members.

For beginners, VanTechy is where you should start. For veterans, VanTechy is a place to share and mentor others.

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Tuesday
Dec 13, 2016
Coffee w/ Co-Founders @ Urban Grind
Urban Grind Coffee House

The next meetup will be at Urban Grind Coffee Shop. We'll take the corner area just near the front door.

The format is pretty laid back. Come by, grab a cup of coffee, and network with other business owners who are working on incredible projects. We can't wait to hear what you're working on!

About Coffee w/ Co-Founders: As a business owner you are faced with many challenges. You're forced to make decisions every day that could make or break your business. Coffee w/ Co-Founders is a way to network with other Entrepreneurs to allow free flowing information with the intent to collaborate and help each other. So often we're challenged and there's very little we can do to express our challenges with the people we work with or the people we care about. Think of Coffee w/ Co-Founders as your own personal support group for business owners. We're all here to help!

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Thursday
Dec 29, 2016
Holiday Pizza Party with your Creative Community
NedSpace Broadway

Another year is coming to a close, join your friends from The Creative Roundtable community to celebrate the end of 2016! Come for an evening of casual networking, inspiring conversation, and Sizzle Pie pizza.

We will provide the pizza, beer, wine, and soft drinks! Please bring a blanket, food, or clothing item to donate to the Portland Rescue Mission. Your donation gives love and support to men, women and children looking for a way out of homelessness and addiction. You can view a list of their most requested items here: http://www.portlandrescuemission.org/get-involved/other-donations/donate-food-clothing/

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Tuesday
Jan 3
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
New Relic

We'll have pizza & beer starting at 6pm, so stop by early if you want to have dinner and socialize before the presentations.

PRESENTATIONS at 7pm

JWTs have Trust Issues

by Lance Ivy

If application security is built on healthy distrust, then JSON Web Tokens are pretty healthy little tokens. Come learn about JWTs: why do they exist, what issues do they solve, and how do they compare to Rails sessions? We'll build a threat model for user sessions, develop an appreciation for open standards, and discover how JWTs can be useful in any Rails application.

After presentations we'll have more socializing time.

Thanks to New Relic for providing the venue and beer, pizza & snacks this month!

ARRIVING BY BIKE? Cyclists are welcome to park their bikes in the New Relic office. Bikes are not allowed in the building lobby, however, and must use the freight elevator. To get your bike up to the 27th floor, enter the building's parking lot by going down the ramp at 5th and Pine. Go past the booth -- no need to pick up a ticket -- and turn right. Go straight until you almost run into the elevator lobby, then go right again. On the back side of the elevator block you'll see a beat up pair of double doors marked "freight elevator." You can get up by buzzing in with the intercom, and saying you're here for New Relic. Ride on up to the 27th floor, you'll easily find the bike parking.

ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade, also known as pdxruby and pdx.rb, is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon area. The group welcomes all programmers interested in the language and its implementations, tools, libraries and frameworks, such as Ruby on Rails. The group has been meeting since August 2002 for presentations, demos and discussions. Every month 35-75 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for Ruby. If you'd like to present or have a topic you'd like discussed, please post to the mailing list. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday" -- see you there!

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Thursday
Jan 5
Frontend Peer Mentoring
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of frontend programming! Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build. Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. We cover HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery and more. Our event is for all levels from beginner to advanced. Come to learn and/or to mentor.

This week we will do introductions and then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

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Friday
Jan 6
Learn to Code Friday
PDX Code Guild

6:00 - 6:30 Mix & Mingle

Help will be available for those needing help getting started or moving ahead learning to code. 6:30 Intros

6:45 Beginner Tutorials

We will rotate each week between: 1. Setting up your environment 2. Getting started learning Python 3. Getting started with HTML and CSS 4. Getting started with JavaScript

7:30-9:00 Mentor assisted study session

Help will be available for beginning Python, HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

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Wednesday
Jan 11
How I found a Job after Code School
PDX Code Guild

What: A workshop on finding a job after a Code Boot Camp complete with life examples, strategies, and tips to make finding a job less of a hassle. We'll talk about the different types of jobs to look for, interview tips, and resume tips as well. This is perfect for people who are close to graduating or have recently graduated from a code school.

Who: Jeff Lombard Graduate of PDX Code Guild Front-End Developer WalzIT, Developer Evangelist Cloudstitch [email protected] PDXCodeGuild Slack User: jefflombard

Thursday
Jan 12
Frontend Peer Mentoring
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of frontend programming! Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build. Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. We cover HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery and more. Our event is for all levels from beginner to advanced. Come to learn and/or to mentor.

This week we will do introductions and then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

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Friday
Jan 13
Learn to Code Friday
PDX Code Guild

6:00 - 6:30 Mix & Mingle

Help will be available for those needing help getting started or moving ahead learning to code. 6:30 Intros

6:45 Beginner Tutorials

We will rotate each week between: 1. Setting up your environment 2. Getting started learning Python 3. Getting started with HTML and CSS 4. Getting started with JavaScript

7:30-9:00 Mentor assisted study session

Help will be available for beginning Python, HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

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Monday
Jan 16
***CANCELED*** Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

We normally have 12- 24 attendees - some people register on Meetup, others show up every week or see the event on Calagator. All are welcome.

Bring your laptop. Learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. This group focuses on Python, Django, JavaScript, jQuery, SQL, CSS and HTML. Other languages are welcome.

This week we will do introductions at 6:20 then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

Set aside one night a week to become a better developer, pick up new skills, and get help with your projects and learning. We'll have mentors on hand and a community of other learners to meet and work with.

This event is beginner friendly, we can help get you started with programming, support your online learning, or just talk about where you are at and what comes next.

Free parking! Save this number in case you need help finding us: (541) 602-6215 We are at 2626 SW Corbett Ave, two buildings down from the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

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Thursday
Jan 19
Frontend Peer Mentoring
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of frontend programming! Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build. Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. We cover HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery and more. Our event is for all levels from beginner to advanced. Come to learn and/or to mentor.

This week we will do introductions and then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

Website
Friday
Jan 20
Learn to Code Friday
PDX Code Guild

6:00 - 6:30 Mix & Mingle

Help will be available for those needing help getting started or moving ahead learning to code. 6:30 Intros

6:45 Beginner Tutorials

We will rotate each week between: 1. Setting up your environment 2. Getting started learning Python 3. Getting started with HTML and CSS 4. Getting started with JavaScript

7:30-9:00 Mentor assisted study session

Help will be available for beginning Python, HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

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Saturday
Jan 21
Create 3D Art with Blender
Free Geek

Blender is a free, open source 3D creation suite. This class is an introduction to Blender. Learn how to navigate within Blender, create and edit simple 3D models, and add basic lighting to your art.

10:30am-12:30pm Class 12:30pm-1:30pm Lab

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Monday
Jan 23
Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

We normally have 12- 24 attendees - some people register on Meetup, others show up every week or see the event on Calagator. All are welcome.

Bring your laptop. Learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. This group focuses on Python, Django, JavaScript, jQuery, SQL, CSS and HTML. Other languages are welcome.

This week we will do introductions at 6:20 then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

Set aside one night a week to become a better developer, pick up new skills, and get help with your projects and learning. We'll have mentors on hand and a community of other learners to meet and work with.

This event is beginner friendly, we can help get you started with programming, support your online learning, or just talk about where you are at and what comes next.

Free parking! Save this number in case you need help finding us: (541) 602-6215 We are at 2626 SW Corbett Ave, two buildings down from the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

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Thursday
Jan 26
WeWork 2017 Celebration
WeWork Custom House

Bring your friends and family to enjoy food, live music, and fun! Sponsored in Partnership with The Whiskey Wash, get excited for Whiskey and Wine tasting throughout the building.

Custom House has also partnered with BloodWorks NW and the Oregon Food Bank to give back this season as well. Have your friends & family bring a food donation for entrance into the party, or sign up for the Blood Drive!

RSVPs Required, check in at the front desk when you arrive.

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Frontend Peer Mentoring
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of frontend programming! Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build. Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. We cover HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery and more. Our event is for all levels from beginner to advanced. Come to learn and/or to mentor.

This week we will do introductions and then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

Website
Friday
Jan 27
Learn to Code Friday
PDX Code Guild

6:00 - 6:30 Mix & Mingle

Help will be available for those needing help getting started or moving ahead learning to code. 6:30 Intros

6:45 Beginner Tutorials

We will rotate each week between: 1. Setting up your environment 2. Getting started learning Python 3. Getting started with HTML and CSS 4. Getting started with JavaScript

7:30-9:00 Mentor assisted study session

Help will be available for beginning Python, HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

Website
Monday
Jan 30
Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

We normally have 12- 24 attendees - some people register on Meetup, others show up every week or see the event on Calagator. All are welcome.

Bring your laptop. Learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. This group focuses on Python, Django, JavaScript, jQuery, SQL, CSS and HTML. Other languages are welcome.

This week we will do introductions at 6:20 then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

Set aside one night a week to become a better developer, pick up new skills, and get help with your projects and learning. We'll have mentors on hand and a community of other learners to meet and work with.

This event is beginner friendly, we can help get you started with programming, support your online learning, or just talk about where you are at and what comes next.

Free parking! Save this number in case you need help finding us: (541) 602-6215 We are at 2626 SW Corbett Ave, two buildings down from the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

Website
Monday
Feb 6
Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

We normally have 12- 24 attendees - some people register on Meetup, others show up every week or see the event on Calagator. All are welcome.

Bring your laptop. Learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. This group focuses on Python, Django, JavaScript, jQuery, SQL, CSS and HTML. Other languages are welcome.

This week we will do introductions at 6:20 then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

Set aside one night a week to become a better developer, pick up new skills, and get help with your projects and learning. We'll have mentors on hand and a community of other learners to meet and work with.

This event is beginner friendly, we can help get you started with programming, support your online learning, or just talk about where you are at and what comes next.

Free parking! Save this number in case you need help finding us: (541) 602-6215 We are at 2626 SW Corbett Ave, two buildings down from the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

Website
Tuesday
Feb 7
Coffee w/ Co-Founders Startup Week Edition!
Coava

Portland Startup Week is happening again Feb. 6-10th and, as we did last year, Coffee w/ Co-Founders will meet during this incredible event.

The format is pretty laid back. Come by, grab a cup of coffee, and network with other business owners who are working on incredible projects. We can't wait to hear what you're working on!

Please be aware that we will need to be sensitive to Coava's normal customer traffic. As such, we'll do our best to confine ourselves to the wall in the back side of the shop.

About Coffee w/ Co-Founders: As a business owner you are faced with many challenges. You're forced to make decisions every day that could make or break your business. Coffee w/ Co-Founders is a way to network with other Entrepreneurs to allow free flowing information with the intent to collaborate and help each other. So often we're challenged and there's very little we can do to express our challenges with the people we work with or the people we care about. Think of Coffee w/ Co-Founders as your own personal support group for business owners. We're all here to help!

Website
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
New Relic

We'll have pizza & beer starting at 6pm, so stop by early if you want to have dinner and socialize before the presentations.

PRESENTATIONS at 7pm

Josh Tompkins: Dependency Injection in Ruby

A short discussion of dependency injection and inversion of control in Ruby - what it is, how it fits into your Ruby code, and answers to some common objections, plus an intro to a Ruby gem to help bring DI to your projects.

Lauren Voswinkel: Conway's Game of Life Code Retreat.

"We'll take 30-45 minutes to work on Conway's Game of Life. Pair programming is highly encouraged, but is not required. We'll take some time to talk about what we learned during the exercise, as well as what approaches worked and what didn't. The whole idea of this exercise is to have a space and time to actively practice coding."

Please Bring Your Laptops

After presentations we'll have more socializing time.

Thanks to New Relic for providing the venue and beer, pizza & snacks this month!

ARRIVING BY BIKE? Cyclists are welcome to park their bikes in the New Relic office. Bikes are not allowed in the building lobby, however, and must use the freight elevator. To get your bike up to the 27th floor, enter the building's parking lot by going down the ramp at 5th and Pine. Go past the booth -- no need to pick up a ticket -- and turn right. Go straight until you almost run into the elevator lobby, then go right again. On the back side of the elevator block you'll see a beat up pair of double doors marked "freight elevator." You can get up by buzzing in with the intercom, and saying you're here for New Relic. Ride on up to the 27th floor, you'll easily find the bike parking.

ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade, also known as pdxruby and pdx.rb, is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon area. The group welcomes all programmers interested in the language and its implementations, tools, libraries and frameworks, such as Ruby on Rails. The group has been meeting since August 2002 for presentations, demos and discussions. Every month 35-75 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for Ruby. If you'd like to present or have a topic you'd like discussed, please post to the mailing list. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday" -- see you there!

Website
Thursday
Feb 9
Frontend Peer Mentoring
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of frontend programming! Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build. Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. We cover HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery and more. Our event is for all levels from beginner to advanced. Come to learn and/or to mentor.

This week we will do introductions at 6:20 pm and invite attendees to ask and answer questions and help each other with programming issues.

Website
Monday
Feb 13
Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

We normally have 12- 24 attendees - some people register on Meetup, others show up every week or see the event on Calagator. All are welcome.

Bring your laptop. Learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. This group focuses on Python, Django, JavaScript, jQuery, SQL, CSS and HTML. Other languages are welcome.

This week we will do introductions at 6:20 then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

Set aside one night a week to become a better developer, pick up new skills, and get help with your projects and learning. We'll have mentors on hand and a community of other learners to meet and work with.

This event is beginner friendly, we can help get you started with programming, support your online learning, or just talk about where you are at and what comes next.

Free parking! Save this number in case you need help finding us: (541) 602-6215 We are at 2626 SW Corbett Ave, two buildings down from the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

Website
Thursday
Feb 16
Frontend Peer Mentoring
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of frontend programming! Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build. Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. We cover HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery and more. Our event is for all levels from beginner to advanced. Come to learn and/or to mentor.

This week we will do introductions at 6:20 pm and invite attendees to ask and answer questions and help each other with programming issues.

Website
Monday
Feb 20
Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

We normally have 12- 24 attendees - some people register on Meetup, others show up every week or see the event on Calagator. All are welcome.

Bring your laptop. Learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. This group focuses on Python, Django, JavaScript, jQuery, SQL, CSS and HTML. Other languages are welcome.

This week we will do introductions at 6:20 then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

Set aside one night a week to become a better developer, pick up new skills, and get help with your projects and learning. We'll have mentors on hand and a community of other learners to meet and work with.

This event is beginner friendly, we can help get you started with programming, support your online learning, or just talk about where you are at and what comes next.

Free parking! Save this number in case you need help finding us: (541) 602-6215 We are at 2626 SW Corbett Ave, two buildings down from the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

Website
Thursday
Feb 23
Frontend Peer Mentoring
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of frontend programming! Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build. Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. We cover HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery and more. Our event is for all levels from beginner to advanced. Come to learn and/or to mentor.

This week we will do introductions at 6:20 pm and invite attendees to ask and answer questions and help each other with programming issues.

Website
Monday
Feb 27
Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

We normally have 12- 24 attendees - some people register on Meetup, others show up every week or see the event on Calagator. All are welcome.

Bring your laptop. Learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. This group focuses on Python, Django, JavaScript, jQuery, SQL, CSS and HTML. Other languages are welcome.

This week we will do introductions at 6:20 then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

Set aside one night a week to become a better developer, pick up new skills, and get help with your projects and learning. We'll have mentors on hand and a community of other learners to meet and work with.

This event is beginner friendly, we can help get you started with programming, support your online learning, or just talk about where you are at and what comes next.

Free parking! Save this number in case you need help finding us: (541) 602-6215 We are at 2626 SW Corbett Ave, two buildings down from the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

Website
Thursday
Mar 2
Accelerate Biotech and Digital Health PDX Happy Hour
Cambia Health Solutions

Please join us for our March Accelerate Biotech + Digital Health PDX Happy Hour.

Our monthly happy hour brings together creative and driven professionals who are passionate about promoting the growth of Portland's Biotech and Digital Health sectors. This is a great opportunity to network and build relationships with individuals working across these sectors in both academia and industry. Enjoy a drink, build community, and contribute your ideas and efforts towards accelerating Biotech and Digital Health in PDX.

Our event this month will have an open mic component. We invite you to introduce yourself to the group and tell us about how you are involved the local biotech/digital health ecosystem.

Website
Monday
Mar 6
Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

We normally have 12- 24 attendees - some people register on Meetup, others show up every week or see the event on Calagator. All are welcome.

Bring your laptop. Learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. This group focuses on Python, Django, JavaScript, jQuery, SQL, CSS and HTML. Other languages are welcome.

This week we will do introductions at 6:20 then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

Set aside one night a week to become a better developer, pick up new skills, and get help with your projects and learning. We'll have mentors on hand and a community of other learners to meet and work with.

This event is beginner friendly, we can help get you started with programming, support your online learning, or just talk about where you are at and what comes next.

Free parking! Save this number in case you need help finding us: (541) 602-6215 We are at 2626 SW Corbett Ave, two buildings down from the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

Website
Tuesday
Mar 7
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
New Relic

We'll have pizza & beer starting at 6pm, so stop by early if you want to have dinner and socialize before the presentations. This month's meeting is on the 5th floor.

PRESENTATIONS at 7pm

Small Talks

Is there something that has piqued your interest, gotten your goat, or filled your inner-child with wonderment lately? Please share it with us as we do some informal (any length from 30 sec to 10 min) talks. Could be about code, but could be about anything really. So come and share!

Lauren Voswinkel: Conway's Game of Life Code Retreat.

"We'll take 30-45 minutes to work on Conway's Game of Life. Pair programming is highly encouraged, but is not required. We'll take some time to talk about what we learned during the exercise, as well as what approaches worked and what didn't. The whole idea of this exercise is to have a space and time to actively practice coding."

Please Bring Your Laptops

After presentations we'll have more socializing time.

Thanks to New Relic for providing the venue and beer, pizza & snacks this month!

ARRIVING BY BIKE? Cyclists are welcome to park their bikes in the New Relic office. Bikes are not allowed in the building lobby, however, and must use the freight elevator. To get your bike up to the 5th floor, enter the building's parking lot by going down the ramp at 5th and Pine. Go past the booth -- no need to pick up a ticket -- and turn right. Go straight until you almost run into the elevator lobby, then go right again. On the back side of the elevator block you'll see a beat up pair of double doors marked "freight elevator." You can get up by buzzing in with the intercom, and saying you're here for New Relic. Ride on up to the 5th floor, you'll easily find the bike parking.

ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade, also known as pdxruby and pdx.rb, is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon area. The group welcomes all programmers interested in the language and its implementations, tools, libraries and frameworks, such as Ruby on Rails. The group has been meeting since August 2002 for presentations, demos and discussions. Every month 35-75 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for Ruby. If you'd like to present or have a topic you'd like discussed, please post to the mailing list. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday" -- see you there!

Website
Thursday
Mar 9
Frontend Peer Mentoring
through PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of frontend programming! Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build. Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. We cover HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery and more. Our event is for all levels from beginner to advanced. Come to learn and/or to mentor.

This week we will do introductions at 6:20 pm and invite attendees to ask and answer questions and help each other with programming issues.

Website
Monday
Mar 13
Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

We normally have 12- 24 attendees - some people register on Meetup, others show up every week or see the event on Calagator. All are welcome.

Bring your laptop. Learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. This group focuses on Python, Django, JavaScript, jQuery, SQL, CSS and HTML. Other languages are welcome.

This week we will do introductions at 6:20 then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

Set aside one night a week to become a better developer, pick up new skills, and get help with your projects and learning. We'll have mentors on hand and a community of other learners to meet and work with.

This event is beginner friendly, we can help get you started with programming, support your online learning, or just talk about where you are at and what comes next.

Free parking! Save this number in case you need help finding us: (541) 602-6215 We are at 2626 SW Corbett Ave, two buildings down from the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

Website
Tuesday
Mar 14
Coffee w/ Co-Founders @ Breken Kitchen
Breken Kitchen

We're in the NW side of town this month. Breken is a great place to relax, grab a cup of coffee, or get some of their yummy food.

About Coffee w/ Co-Founders: As a business owner you are faced with many challenges. You're forced to make decisions every day that could make or break your business. Coffee w/ Co-Founders is a way to network with other Entrepreneurs to allow free flowing information with the intent to collaborate and help each other. So often we're challenged and there's very little we can do to express our challenges with the people we work with or the people we care about. Think of Coffee w/ Co-Founders as your own personal support group for business owners. We're all here to help!

Website
Thursday
Mar 16
Frontend Peer Mentoring
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of frontend programming! Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build. Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. We cover HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery and more. Our event is for all levels from beginner to advanced. Come to learn and/or to mentor.

This week we will do introductions at 6:20 pm and invite attendees to ask and answer questions and help each other with programming issues.

Website
Monday
Mar 20
Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

We normally have 12- 24 attendees - some people register on Meetup, others show up every week or see the event on Calagator. All are welcome.

Bring your laptop. Learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. This group focuses on Python, Django, JavaScript, jQuery, SQL, CSS and HTML. Other languages are welcome.

This week we will do introductions at 6:20 then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

Set aside one night a week to become a better developer, pick up new skills, and get help with your projects and learning. We'll have mentors on hand and a community of other learners to meet and work with.

This event is beginner friendly, we can help get you started with programming, support your online learning, or just talk about where you are at and what comes next.

Free parking! Save this number in case you need help finding us: (541) 602-6215 We are at 2626 SW Corbett Ave, two buildings down from the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

Website
Thursday
Mar 23
Frontend Peer Mentoring
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of frontend programming! Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build. Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. We cover HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery and more. Our event is for all levels from beginner to advanced. Come to learn and/or to mentor.

This week we will do introductions at 6:20 pm and invite attendees to ask and answer questions and help each other with programming issues.

Website
Monday
Mar 27
Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

We normally have 12- 24 attendees - some people register on Meetup, others show up every week or see the event on Calagator. All are welcome.

Bring your laptop. Learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. This group focuses on Python, Django, JavaScript, jQuery, SQL, CSS and HTML. Other languages are welcome.

This week we will do introductions at 6:20 then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

Set aside one night a week to become a better developer, pick up new skills, and get help with your projects and learning. We'll have mentors on hand and a community of other learners to meet and work with.

This event is beginner friendly, we can help get you started with programming, support your online learning, or just talk about where you are at and what comes next.

Free parking! Save this number in case you need help finding us: (541) 602-6215 We are at 2626 SW Corbett Ave, two buildings down from the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

Website
Thursday
Mar 30
Frontend Peer Mentoring
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of frontend programming! Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build. Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. We cover HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery and more. Our event is for all levels from beginner to advanced. Come to learn and/or to mentor.

This week we will do introductions at 6:20 pm and invite attendees to ask and answer questions and help each other with programming issues.

Website
Monday
Apr 3
Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

We normally have 12- 24 attendees - some people register on Meetup, others show up every week or see the event on Calagator. All are welcome.

Bring your laptop. Learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. This group focuses on Python, Django, JavaScript, jQuery, SQL, CSS and HTML. Other languages are welcome.

This week we will do introductions at 6:20 then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

Set aside one night a week to become a better developer, pick up new skills, and get help with your projects and learning. We'll have mentors on hand and a community of other learners to meet and work with.

This event is beginner friendly, we can help get you started with programming, support your online learning, or just talk about where you are at and what comes next.

Free parking! Save this number in case you need help finding us: (541) 602-6215 We are at 2626 SW Corbett Ave, two buildings down from the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

Website
Tuesday
Apr 4
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
New Relic

We'll have pizza & beer starting at 6pm, so stop by early if you want to have dinner and socialize before the presentations. This month's meeting is on the 27th floor.

PRESENTATIONS at 7pm

Tim Wade: What we talk about when we talk about unit testing

If you're new to coding you may find TDD one of the harder things to learn when all you want to do is get your hands dirty and write some code. As you grow this may be further compounded by the fact that no one seems to agree on (or even know) what unit testing is. Like me, you might read up on it, but find it hard to apply the principles you learned in your favorite web framework, which seems to have some ideas of its own. In this talk, I'll compare some common points of view on what we might mean by unit and integration testing, and why we might want to embrace these differences to keep a flexible approach to what we're testing.

Lauren Voswinkel: Conway's Game of Life Code Retreat.

"We'll take 30-45 minutes to work on Conway's Game of Life. Pair programming is highly encouraged, but is not required. We'll take some time to talk about what we learned during the exercise, as well as what approaches worked and what didn't. The whole idea of this exercise is to have a space and time to actively practice coding."

Please Bring Your Laptops

After presentations we'll have more socializing time.

Thanks to New Relic for providing the venue and beer, pizza & snacks this month!

ARRIVING BY BIKE? Cyclists are welcome to park their bikes in the New Relic office. Bikes are not allowed in the building lobby, however, and must use the freight elevator. To get your bike up to the 5th floor, enter the building's parking lot by going down the ramp at 5th and Pine. Go past the booth -- no need to pick up a ticket -- and turn right. Go straight until you almost run into the elevator lobby, then go right again. On the back side of the elevator block you'll see a beat up pair of double doors marked "freight elevator." You can get up by buzzing in with the intercom, and saying you're here for New Relic. Ride on up to the 27th floor, you'll easily find the bike parking.

ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade, also known as pdxruby and pdx.rb, is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon area. The group welcomes all programmers interested in the language and its implementations, tools, libraries and frameworks, such as Ruby on Rails. The group has been meeting since August 2002 for presentations, demos and discussions. Every month 35-75 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for Ruby. If you'd like to present or have a topic you'd like discussed, please post to the mailing list. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday" -- see you there!

Website
Thursday
Apr 6
Frontend Peer Mentoring
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of frontend programming! Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build. Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. We cover HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery and more. Our event is for all levels from beginner to advanced. Come to learn and/or to mentor.

This week we will do introductions at 6:20 pm and invite attendees to ask and answer questions and help each other with programming issues.

Website
Monday
Apr 10
Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

We normally have 12- 24 attendees - some people register on Meetup, others show up every week or see the event on Calagator. All are welcome.

Bring your laptop. Learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. This group focuses on Python, Django, JavaScript, jQuery, SQL, CSS and HTML. Other languages are welcome.

This week we will do introductions at 6:20 then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

Set aside one night a week to become a better developer, pick up new skills, and get help with your projects and learning. We'll have mentors on hand and a community of other learners to meet and work with.

This event is beginner friendly, we can help get you started with programming, support your online learning, or just talk about where you are at and what comes next.

Free parking! Save this number in case you need help finding us: (541) 602-6215 We are at 2626 SW Corbett Ave, two buildings down from the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

Website
Monday
Apr 17
Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

We normally have 12- 24 attendees - some people register on Meetup, others show up every week or see the event on Calagator. All are welcome.

Bring your laptop. Learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. This group focuses on Python, Django, JavaScript, jQuery, SQL, CSS and HTML. Other languages are welcome.

This week we will do introductions at 6:20 then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

Set aside one night a week to become a better developer, pick up new skills, and get help with your projects and learning. We'll have mentors on hand and a community of other learners to meet and work with.

This event is beginner friendly, we can help get you started with programming, support your online learning, or just talk about where you are at and what comes next.

Free parking! Save this number in case you need help finding us: (541) 602-6215 We are at 2626 SW Corbett Ave, two buildings down from the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

Website
Thursday
Apr 20
Frontend Peer Mentoring
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of frontend programming! Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build. Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. We cover HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery and more. Our event is for all levels from beginner to advanced. Come to learn and/or to mentor.

This week we will do introductions at 6:20 pm and invite attendees to ask and answer questions and help each other with programming issues.

Website
Monday
Apr 24
Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

We normally have 12- 24 attendees - some people register on Meetup, others show up every week or see the event on Calagator. All are welcome.

Bring your laptop. Learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. This group focuses on Python, Django, JavaScript, jQuery, SQL, CSS and HTML. Other languages are welcome.

This week we will do introductions at 6:20 then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

Set aside one night a week to become a better developer, pick up new skills, and get help with your projects and learning. We'll have mentors on hand and a community of other learners to meet and work with.

This event is beginner friendly, we can help get you started with programming, support your online learning, or just talk about where you are at and what comes next.

Free parking! Save this number in case you need help finding us: (541) 602-6215 We are at 2626 SW Corbett Ave, two buildings down from the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

Website
Thursday
Apr 27
VanderJUG - Java User Group (Networking Meetup)
Rogue Eastside Pub & Pilot

Join us to chat about all things Java!

alt text VanderHouwen is forming a Java Developer meetup on the east side at Rogue Brewery. Join Andrew and Joe on the 4th Thursday monthly for happy hour.
We’d like to purchase a couple of beers (or soft drinks) and talk about what you, as a Developer, want to see in a software meetup as we build our community.


We want to build a user group for YOU so please join us on Thursday the 27th to kick things off!

Website
Monday
May 1
Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

We normally have 12- 24 attendees - some people register on Meetup, others show up every week or see the event on Calagator. All are welcome.

Bring your laptop. Learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. This group focuses on Python, Django, JavaScript, jQuery, SQL, CSS and HTML. Other languages are welcome.

This week we will do introductions at 6:20 then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

Set aside one night a week to become a better developer, pick up new skills, and get help with your projects and learning. We'll have mentors on hand and a community of other learners to meet and work with.

This event is beginner friendly, we can help get you started with programming, support your online learning, or just talk about where you are at and what comes next.

Free parking! Save this number in case you need help finding us: (541) 602-6215 We are at 2626 SW Corbett Ave, two buildings down from the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

Website
Tuesday
May 2
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
New Relic

We'll have pizza & beer starting at 6pm, so stop by early if you want to have dinner and socialize before the presentations. This month's meeting is on the 27th floor.

PRESENTATIONS at 7pm

Main Presentation: "A Beginner's Guide to Open Source" by Dana Scheider

Dana joined the Cucumber core team last year (yay Cucumber!), and wants to share some of what she's learned as an OSS maintainer. This talk is aimed at people who are hoping to get their toes wet in OSS, but are not sure how to get started.

Lauren Voswinkel: Conway's Game of Life Code Retreat.

"We'll take 30-45 minutes to work on Conway's Game of Life. Pair programming is highly encouraged, but is not required. We'll take some time to talk about what we learned during the exercise, as well as what approaches worked and what didn't. The whole idea of this exercise is to have a space and time to actively practice coding."

Please Bring Your Laptops

After presentations we'll have more socializing time.

Thanks to New Relic for providing the venue and beer, pizza & snacks this month!

ARRIVING BY BIKE? Cyclists are welcome to park their bikes in the New Relic office. Bikes are not allowed in the building lobby, however, and must use the freight elevator. To get your bike up to the 5th floor, enter the building's parking lot by going down the ramp at 5th and Pine. Go past the booth -- no need to pick up a ticket -- and turn right. Go straight until you almost run into the elevator lobby, then go right again. On the back side of the elevator block you'll see a beat up pair of double doors marked "freight elevator." You can get up by buzzing in with the intercom, and saying you're here for New Relic. Ride on up to the 27th floor, you'll easily find the bike parking.

ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade, also known as pdxruby and pdx.rb, is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon area. The group welcomes all programmers interested in the language and its implementations, tools, libraries and frameworks, such as Ruby on Rails. The group has been meeting since August 2002 for presentations, demos and discussions. Every month 35-75 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for Ruby. If you'd like to present or have a topic you'd like discussed, please post to the mailing list. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday" -- see you there!

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Monday
May 8
Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

We normally have 12- 24 attendees - some people register on Meetup, others show up every week or see the event on Calagator. All are welcome.

Bring your laptop. Learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. This group focuses on Python, Django, JavaScript, jQuery, SQL, CSS and HTML. Other languages are welcome.

This week we will do introductions at 6:20 then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

Set aside one night a week to become a better developer, pick up new skills, and get help with your projects and learning. We'll have mentors on hand and a community of other learners to meet and work with.

This event is beginner friendly, we can help get you started with programming, support your online learning, or just talk about where you are at and what comes next.

Free parking! Save this number in case you need help finding us: (541) 602-6215 We are at 2626 SW Corbett Ave, two buildings down from the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

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Monday
May 15
Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

We normally have 12- 24 attendees - some people register on Meetup, others show up every week or see the event on Calagator. All are welcome.

Bring your laptop. Learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. This group focuses on Python, Django, JavaScript, jQuery, SQL, CSS and HTML. Other languages are welcome.

This week we will do introductions at 6:20 then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

Set aside one night a week to become a better developer, pick up new skills, and get help with your projects and learning. We'll have mentors on hand and a community of other learners to meet and work with.

This event is beginner friendly, we can help get you started with programming, support your online learning, or just talk about where you are at and what comes next.

Free parking! Save this number in case you need help finding us: (541) 602-6215 We are at 2626 SW Corbett Ave, two buildings down from the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

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Thursday
May 18
TECHFLUENCE: The State of Artificial Intelligence in 2017 - 3 Different Perspectives
Ziba Design Auditorium

You're invited to the TECHFLUENCE: Portland - May Meetup with presentations from:

• Max Folley (Creative Technology Lead, W+K)

• Grant Thomas (Creative Technology Lead, W+K)

• Toby Roberts (President/COO, Happy Finish)

• Jerry Michalski (Strategy Director, Ziba Design & Founder of REX)

• Moderated by Todd Greco (Interaction Design Director, Ziba)

Join us as we dive into the conversation and become informed, educated, and inspired by the state of Artificial Intelligence.

Doors at 5:30pm, show starts promptly at 6pm. Pizza & drinks to follow.

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Monday
May 22
Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

We normally have 12- 24 attendees - some people register on Meetup, others show up every week or see the event on Calagator. All are welcome.

Bring your laptop. Learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. This group focuses on Python, Django, JavaScript, jQuery, SQL, CSS and HTML. Other languages are welcome.

This week we will do introductions at 6:20 then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

Set aside one night a week to become a better developer, pick up new skills, and get help with your projects and learning. We'll have mentors on hand and a community of other learners to meet and work with.

This event is beginner friendly, we can help get you started with programming, support your online learning, or just talk about where you are at and what comes next.

Free parking! Save this number in case you need help finding us: (541) 602-6215 We are at 2626 SW Corbett Ave, two buildings down from the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

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Monday
May 29
Canceled tonight for the holiday! Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

We normally have 12- 24 attendees - some people register on Meetup, others show up every week or see the event on Calagator. All are welcome.

Bring your laptop. Learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. This group focuses on Python, Django, JavaScript, jQuery, SQL, CSS and HTML. Other languages are welcome.

This week we will do introductions at 6:20 then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

Set aside one night a week to become a better developer, pick up new skills, and get help with your projects and learning. We'll have mentors on hand and a community of other learners to meet and work with.

This event is beginner friendly, we can help get you started with programming, support your online learning, or just talk about where you are at and what comes next.

Free parking! Save this number in case you need help finding us: (541) 602-6215 We are at 2626 SW Corbett Ave, two buildings down from the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

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Thursday
Jun 1
WeWork With Friends!
WeWork Custom House

What better way to celebrate the first of the month than bringing your friends to work with you for the day? Show off cool work digs and introduce your favorite people to our Custom House community.

Not a member but interested in checking us out? Come grab a trial day card at the front desk and see what we're all about. We'd love to host you for a day of workspace!

After, everyone is welcome to join us for Happy Hour will be from 4:00-6:00pm on the third-floor lounge. Enjoy snacks, drinks, and laughs or battle it out in some ping-pong.

RSVP to [email protected] and mention Calagator!

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Tuesday
Jun 6
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
New Relic

We'll have pizza & beer starting at 6pm, so stop by early if you want to have dinner and socialize before the presentations. This month's meeting is on the 27th floor.

LIVE CODING at 7pm

Main Event: LIVE PAIR PROGRAMMING with Lauren Voswinkel and Sam Livingston-Gray

In lieu of a formal presentation this month, we'll have two veteran Ruby developers throw a terminal session up on the big screen and try like heck not to make complete fools of themselves!

Lauren Voswinkel: Conway's Game of Life Code Retreat.

Assuming we're not having too much fun with the live coding, we'll take 30-45 minutes to work on Conway's Game of Life. Pair programming is highly encouraged, but is not required. We'll take some time to talk about what we learned during the exercise, as well as what approaches worked and what didn't. The whole idea of this exercise is to have a space and time to actively practice coding.

Please Bring Your Laptops

After the madness, we'll have more socializing time.

Thanks to New Relic for providing the venue and beer, pizza & snacks this month!

ARRIVING BY BIKE? Cyclists are welcome to park their bikes in the New Relic office. Bikes are not allowed in the building lobby, however, and must use the freight elevator. To get your bike up to the 5th floor, enter the building's parking lot by going down the ramp at 5th and Pine. Go past the booth -- no need to pick up a ticket -- and turn right. Go straight until you almost run into the elevator lobby, then go right again. On the back side of the elevator block you'll see a beat up pair of double doors marked "freight elevator." You can get up by buzzing in with the intercom, and saying you're here for New Relic. Ride on up to the 27th floor, you'll easily find the bike parking.

ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade, also known as pdxruby and pdx.rb, is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon area. The group welcomes all programmers interested in the language and its implementations, tools, libraries and frameworks, such as Ruby on Rails. The group has been meeting since August 2002 for presentations, demos and discussions. Every month 35-75 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for Ruby. If you'd like to present or have a topic you'd like discussed, please post to the mailing list. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday" -- see you there!

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Monday
Jun 12
GeoDev Meetup
Esri PDX R&D Center

Once again, we're hosting an Esri GeoDev Meetup on Monday, June 12th. 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. Duh, we're there.

• Show us what you got by demo'ing your application or framework.

• Make a name for yourself in presenting an cool new/interesting concept or idea.

Impress someone by sharing your experiences.

• If you're sharp with your GIS and developer trivia, you can win some cool Esri swag

• Make BFFs for life - connect with other developers!

Here's what's on the agenda:

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

6:30 - 7:00 PM Intro

7:00 - 8:00 PM Lightning talks

8:00 - 8:30 PM Giveaway, Networking and Social. Two great prizes:

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

  • Giveaway of a DevSummit Registration

Follow us on Twitter: @geogangster and @AmyNiessen

P.S. We're hosting a GeoDev HackerLab event earlier in the day. The seating is limited, but if you're interested, please RSVP here:

https://www.meetup.com/DevMeetUpOregon/events/240270926/

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Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

We normally have 12- 24 attendees - some people register on Meetup, others show up every week or see the event on Calagator. All are welcome.

Bring your laptop. Learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. This group focuses on Python, Django, JavaScript, jQuery, SQL, CSS and HTML. Other languages are welcome.

This week we will do introductions at 6:20 then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

Set aside one night a week to become a better developer, pick up new skills, and get help with your projects and learning. We'll have mentors on hand and a community of other learners to meet and work with.

This event is beginner friendly, we can help get you started with programming, support your online learning, or just talk about where you are at and what comes next.

Free parking! Save this number in case you need help finding us: (541) 602-6215 We are at 2828 SW Corbett Ave #208, inside the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

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Monday
Jun 19
Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

We normally have 12- 24 attendees - some people register on Meetup, others show up every week or see the event on Calagator. All are welcome.

Bring your laptop. Learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. This group focuses on Python, Django, JavaScript, jQuery, SQL, CSS and HTML. Other languages are welcome.

This week we will do introductions at 6:20 then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

Set aside one night a week to become a better developer, pick up new skills, and get help with your projects and learning. We'll have mentors on hand and a community of other learners to meet and work with.

This event is beginner friendly, we can help get you started with programming, support your online learning, or just talk about where you are at and what comes next.

Free parking! Save this number in case you need help finding us: (541) 602-6215 We are at 2828 SW Corbett Ave #208, inside the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

Website
Thursday
Jun 22
Coffee w/ Co-Founders @ CENTRL (east)
CENTRL Office

This month's host and sponsor is CENTRL! This month we'll be at the new Centrl location on the east side of Portland. This incredible space has already been host to a number of great community events. So it makes sense that our community make this one of our stops.

Dillin of Centrl will be speaking to you all about the space and will be giving tours to anyone that would like one. Centrl will also be providing coffee for this month's event.

About Coffee w/ Co-Founders: As a business owner you are faced with many challenges. You're forced to make decisions every day that could make or break your business. Coffee w/ Co-Founders is a way to network with other Entrepreneurs to allow free flowing information with the intent to collaborate and help each other. So often we're challenged and there's very little we can do to express our challenges with the people we work with or the people we care about. Think of Coffee w/ Co-Founders as your own personal support group for business owners. We're all here to help!

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Monday
Jun 26
Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

We normally have 12- 24 attendees - some people register on Meetup, others show up every week or see the event on Calagator. All are welcome.

Bring your laptop. Learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. This group focuses on Python, Django, JavaScript, jQuery, SQL, CSS and HTML. Other languages are welcome.

This week we will do introductions at 6:20 then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

Set aside one night a week to become a better developer, pick up new skills, and get help with your projects and learning. We'll have mentors on hand and a community of other learners to meet and work with.

This event is beginner friendly, we can help get you started with programming, support your online learning, or just talk about where you are at and what comes next.

Free parking! Save this number in case you need help finding us: (541) 602-6215 We are at 2828 SW Corbett Ave #208, inside the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

Website
Monday
Jul 10
Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

We normally have 12- 24 attendees - some people register on Meetup, others show up every week or see the event on Calagator. All are welcome.

Bring your laptop. Learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. This group focuses on Python, Django, JavaScript, jQuery, SQL, CSS and HTML. Other languages are welcome.

This week we will do introductions at 6:20 then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

Set aside one night a week to become a better developer, pick up new skills, and get help with your projects and learning. We'll have mentors on hand and a community of other learners to meet and work with.

This event is beginner friendly, we can help get you started with programming, support your online learning, or just talk about where you are at and what comes next.

Free parking! Save this number in case you need help finding us: (541) 602-6215 We are at 2828 SW Corbett Ave #208, inside the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

Website
Monday
Jul 17
Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

We normally have 12- 24 attendees - some people register on Meetup, others show up every week or see the event on Calagator. All are welcome.

Bring your laptop. Learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. This group focuses on Python, Django, JavaScript, jQuery, SQL, CSS and HTML. Other languages are welcome.

This week we will do introductions at 6:20 then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

Set aside one night a week to become a better developer, pick up new skills, and get help with your projects and learning. We'll have mentors on hand and a community of other learners to meet and work with.

This event is beginner friendly, we can help get you started with programming, support your online learning, or just talk about where you are at and what comes next.

Free parking! Save this number in case you need help finding us: (541) 602-6215 We are at 2828 SW Corbett Ave #208, inside the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

Website
Tuesday
Jul 18
Coffee w/ Co-Founders @ The Bridge Incubator
The Bridge Incubator

This month we're trying something a little different. We're going across the river to Vancouver to check out The Bridge Incubator.

Dave Barcos will play host to this month's meetup to give us a tour of The Bridge Incubator and talk a bit about what he's doing to help build the ecosystem in our sister city across the river. Best of all, FREE COFFEE!!

About Coffee w/ Co-Founders: As a business owner you are faced with many challenges. You're forced to make decisions every day that could make or break your business. Coffee w/ Co-Founders is a way to network with other Entrepreneurs to allow free flowing information with the intent to collaborate and help each other. So often we're challenged and there's very little we can do to express our challenges with the people we work with or the people we care about. Think of Coffee w/ Co-Founders as your own personal support group for business owners. We're all here to help!

Website
Monday
Aug 7
Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

We normally have 12- 24 attendees - some people register on Meetup, others show up every week or see the event on Calagator. All are welcome.

Bring your laptop. Learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. This group focuses on Python, Django, JavaScript, jQuery, SQL, CSS and HTML. Other languages are welcome.

This week we will do introductions at 6:20 then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

Set aside one night a week to become a better developer, pick up new skills, and get help with your projects and learning. We'll have mentors on hand and a community of other learners to meet and work with.

This event is beginner friendly, we can help get you started with programming, support your online learning, or just talk about where you are at and what comes next.

Free parking! Save this number in case you need help finding us: (541) 602-6215 We are at 2828 SW Corbett Ave #208, inside the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

Website
Wednesday
Aug 9
1 Million Cups - Portland
NXT Industries: Lab

oin us for a morning coffee and a friendly mingling with like-minded Portland entrepreneurs! Every week on Wednesday morning we have a new local startup team building an amazing company here in Portland giving a short presentation followed up with a great Q&A session where you get to ask questions and ask about the real challenges and triumphs behind the business.

1 Million Cups is a great opportunity to network, and as always we welcome everyone interested in startups and founders building great companies here in Portland.

Come and check it out - and bring a friend.

P.S. We are always happy to hear about newcomers in the PDX startup scene. If you are one and would like to present your startup to our audience you are more than welcome to apply at www.1millioncups.com/portland

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Thursday
Aug 10
PDXNode
Vacasa

Full details: https://www.meetup.com/pdxnode/events/241731900/

Our incredible speakers for PDXNode August edition are Suz Hinton (@noopkat), and Bret Comnes (@uhhyeahbret)!

Suz will talk about machine learning in Node, and Bret will be share about the amazing choojs frontend framework & choo6 release! (choo.io)

Monday
Aug 14
Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

We normally have 12- 24 attendees - some people register on Meetup, others show up every week or see the event on Calagator. All are welcome.

Bring your laptop. Learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. This group focuses on Python, Django, JavaScript, jQuery, SQL, CSS and HTML. Other languages are welcome.

This week we will do introductions at 6:20 then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

Set aside one night a week to become a better developer, pick up new skills, and get help with your projects and learning. We'll have mentors on hand and a community of other learners to meet and work with.

This event is beginner friendly, we can help get you started with programming, support your online learning, or just talk about where you are at and what comes next.

Free parking! Save this number in case you need help finding us: (541) 602-6215 We are at 2828 SW Corbett Ave #208, inside the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

Website
Wednesday
Aug 16
1 Million Cups - Portland
NXT Industries: Lab

oin us for a morning coffee and a friendly mingling with like-minded Portland entrepreneurs! Every week on Wednesday morning we have a new local startup team building an amazing company here in Portland giving a short presentation followed up with a great Q&A session where you get to ask questions and ask about the real challenges and triumphs behind the business.

1 Million Cups is a great opportunity to network, and as always we welcome everyone interested in startups and founders building great companies here in Portland.

Come and check it out - and bring a friend.

P.S. We are always happy to hear about newcomers in the PDX startup scene. If you are one and would like to present your startup to our audience you are more than welcome to apply at www.1millioncups.com/portland

Website