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Monday
Dec 8, 2008
Mobile Love, Anrdoid Style #8
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

The android train rolls on. Google is offering an unlocked G1 for $400 to developers. An austrailian phone company announced two models for Feb 2009. IceCondor and jFireeagle are progressing.

Saturday
Jan 31, 2009
iPhone Developer Quick Start Class
through CubeSpace [ *sniff* out of business 12 June 2009]

This is a quick-start class for experienced developers that want to get started on the iPhone platform.

We'll be covering:

• Objective-C Fundamentals • The Cocoa Frameworks • Developing in Xcode • iPhone application development, from the ground up • Hands-on development exercises and collaboration

Please register by 1/26

Full class information can be found: www.nixwire.com/classes

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Thursday
Feb 5, 2009
iPhone developer quick start class
through PSU Business Accelerator

This is a quick-start class for experienced developers that want to get started on the iPhone platform.

We'll be covering:

• Objective-C Fundamentals • The Cocoa Frameworks • Developing in Xcode • iPhone application development, from the ground up • Hands-on development exercises and collaboration

Please register by 2/2.

Full class information can be found: www.nixwire.com/classes

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Wednesday
Apr 1, 2009
iPhone Developer Quick Start
through MacForce

Ready to to develop for the iPhone and iPod touch? Want to take advantage of over 30 million devices and customers across the globe?

  Mobile is becoming ever-present and the key to both online and offline strategies.  This class is designed to get you started.  Fast.  

  Hands-on exercises and collaboration mean you'll be leaving the 2-day session with a jump start on developing and learning which will be priceless as you prepare to design, code, and launch your success in the Apple App Store.

   We'll be covering: 

  • Objective-C Fundamentals
  • The Cocoa Frameworks
  • Developing in Xtools
  • iPhone application development, from the ground up
  • Hands-on development exercises and collaboration

   Prerequisites: 
  • Development experience
  • C, C++, Java, PHP, C#, VB.net, Ruby, or other OO language experience
  • Mac OSX 10.5.5 (if you bring your own Mac)
  • Not required: iPhone or iPod touch

Duration: 4/1 - 4/2, 10-5pm Cost: $399 Registration: http://www.nixwire.com/classes

   Instructor: 
  Dave Shanley has been developing and deploying mobile solutions for Global 500 enterprises since 2000.  Dave switched to iPhone development with the release of the SDK and has been engaged in developing, consulting, and teaching for the platform ever since.  Dave has launched applications in the App Store and started Nixwire to serve the mobility needs of small/medium business.
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Friday
Apr 10, 2009
Taptu Demo on Tap at Beer and Blog

First of all, thanks to all of you for enduring my cleverly-worded, extremely cheesy headlines. They give me such pleasure to think up, you see. So...thanks.

Next of all, it's time for Beer and Blog again! Whoo-hoo!

This time around Jason Harris (of techcraver.com fame, a most excellent tech blog) will be demoing Taptu a "super-fast entertainment search engine for your mobile."

(This is the part where you get my "tap" headline pun, shake your head, and chuckle "that silly, silly @mediaChick." It's okay, I'm used to it.)

Jason is the US Community Manager for Taptu, which enables media searching on your cell phone and SMS media link sharing with your friends. Intriguing, no? He'll be showing off his mobile search-and-share engine starting at 4pm, so all you mobile software rock stars should make plans accordingly.

Also, in case you haven't heard...Justin and Christine are outta town. In Vegas, again. Yep, left me with the keys to the castle, at the helm of the ship. Funny thing, though. All I can think about is who's going to buy me a beer at Beer and Blog. ;)

See you there, beer-and-bloggers!

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Wednesday
Apr 29, 2009
iPhone Developer Quick Start
through MacForce

Ready to to develop for the iPhone and iPod touch? Want to take advantage of over 30 million devices and customers across the globe?

  Mobile is becoming ever-present and the key to both online and offline strategies. This class is designed to get you started. Fast. 

  Hands-on exercises and collaboration mean you'll be leaving the 2-day session with a jump start on developing and learning which will be priceless as you prepare to design, code, and launch your success in the Apple App Store.

   We'll be covering: 

  • Objective-C Fundamentals
  • The Cocoa Frameworks
  • Developing in Xtools
  • iPhone application development, from the ground up
  • Hands-on development exercises and collaboration

   Prerequisites: 
  • Development experience
  • C, C++, Java, PHP, C#, VB.net, Ruby, or other OO language experience
  • Mac OSX 10.5.5 (if you bring your own Mac)
  • Not required: iPhone or iPod touch

Duration: 4/29 - 4/30, 10-5pm Cost: $399 Registration: http://www.nixwire.com/classes

   Instructor: 
  Dave Shanley has been developing and deploying mobile solutions for Global 500 enterprises since 2000. Dave switched to iPhone development with the release of the SDK and has been engaged in developing, consulting, and teaching for the platform ever since. Dave has launched applications in the App Store and started Nixwire to serve the mobility needs of small/medium business.
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Tuesday
May 12, 2009
PDX iPhone Developers Group

PDX iPhone Developers is the best place to meet other iPhone developers and catch up with new news in the iPhone mobile market. This is a recurring meetup on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. Come down to the Green Dragon and find us in the back on the South side!

   This Week 

  This week we'll be discussing using some of the emerging frameworks like the <strong>Three20 project</strong> , <strong>FMDB</strong> , and <strong>SQLitePersistentObjects</strong> .
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Tuesday
Jun 9, 2009
PDX iPhone Developers Group

PDX iPhone Developers is the best place to meet other iPhone developers and catch up with new news in the iPhone mobile market. This is a recurring meetup on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. Come down to the Green Dragon and find us in the back on the South side!

   This Time 

 We'll be starting off the discussion with a demo and code of a table view that has fixed header cells and left hand index cells similar to the What's on TV app.  
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Thursday
Jul 2, 2009
WhereCamp PDX Kick-off Meeting
Produce Row Cafe

We're going to have our first WhereCamp PDX planning meeting next week, July 2nd, 7pm at Produce Row (out on the patio). This is just a general brainstorming meeting to start things off, so bring your ideas.

If you can't come, join the discussion on our mailing list: http://groups.google.com/group/wherecamp-pdx/

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Monday
Jul 27, 2009
Mobile Portland: Moblin -- Open Source for Mobile Internet Devices and Netbooks
AboutUs

Can an open source Linux platform deliver a unique experience for users in the mobile space? The community working on Moblin hopes to make this a reality.

In this brief introduction to Moblin, we'll cover what the software stack and underlying technologies look like, give a demo of the Netbook Beta release, talk about where some of the development is going, and how developers and users can get involved.

We would also like your feedback on the tools you need to develop applications for this platform.

If you would like to learn more about what Moblin is and how it fits within the mobile world, join us.

About the Speakers

Bob Spencer works at the Open Source Technology Center (OSTC) at Intel as a software developer. He is focused on working with the Linux Foundation developing the compliance specs for Moblin.

Mike Shaver also works at the OSTC and is focused on building out the web infrastructure and community for Moblin.

Paul Cooper is located at the London office of OSTC and manages a team of Moblin developers working on the user experience functionality.

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Saturday
Sep 5, 2009
Palm Pre Development Workshops

Hello all!

Just so you know, the first Pre Development Workshop will be on Saturday the 5th in the month of September! Please mark it on your calendar. The time has been set from 10:00-12:00.

Tickets are now on sale at http://portlandpredevworkshops.eventbrite.com/

Thanks, Jordan Gensler

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Palm Pre Development Workshop

Join us on Saturday the 5th for the Portland Pre Development Workshop. Everyone is welcome to attend, no prior programming experience is needed.

  What is a Pre?
  The Pre refers to the Palm Pre, a new competitor in the Smartphone market.

  Why develop for the Pre?
  The pre offers a simple but comprehensive SDK that is easy to build on but is also powerful. The Pre has a flourishing open source community.

  Why is the Pre so good?
  There are many reasons why the Pre is a good development platform. The big reason is potential. While the SDK only allows web coding with additional API's, the core of the system is Linux, which already has a large community.

  What do I need for a Pre Development Workshop?
  Please bring a laptop with the SDK already installed.

  The SDK can be downloaded from http://developer.palm.com

  I also recommend installing the eclipse platform with the Mojo plug-in. Instructions can be found here: http://developer.palm.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1639

  Why only six tickets?
  The space we are using at Souk has space for six people. If tickets sell out, then we will add more tickets.

  Contact Jordan Gensler (@kesne) for more information.
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Wednesday
Nov 11, 2009
Unfolding News
Stoel Rives LLP

News is in the news. The last few years have seen significant changes in patterns of consumption and propagation of news content. Increasingly, the influence of online search, aggregation and community sites, niche blogs, specialized classified lists, combined with the demand for measurable advertising and audience engagement is putting pressure on traditional business models. Add in the growth of mobile internet, and we have the makings of a perfect storm.
- What is the future of printed news? - Who will invest in investigative journalism? - Will micro-payments, subscriptions or pay-walls work?
- Where is the technology or platform opportunity?

Steve Woodward, CEO Nozzl Media will provide an overview of how Nozzl helps publishers, readers and advertisers with real-time, local news streams on mobile devices.

Peter Bhatia, Executive Editor, The Oregonian will join Steve for an informative and insightful discussion with TiE members and entrepreneurs.

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Monday
Feb 8, 2010
Mobile Monday
Backspace

Mobile Monday Portland (MoMoPDX) is the local chapter of a global community of mobile industry visionaries, developers and influentials fostering cooperation and cross-border business development through virtual and live networking events to share ideas, best practices and trends from global markets. We meet every month to network and learn.

More info MoMoPDX: http://momopdx.org/ Info and directions to Backspace: http://www.backspace.bz/

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Friday
Mar 5, 2010
Startup Weekend
through NedSpace Old Town

A 54 hour event to help take entrepreneurs on an exercise from idea to launch. Come meet other passionate startup enthusiasts for a weekend of fun, food, drinks, and startups. No Talk. All Action.

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Monday
Apr 19, 2010
Mobile Monday Portland (MoMoPDX)
Backspace

Mobile Monday Portland is pleased to present a panel discussion on Mobile Financial Services moderated by Wireless Week editor in chief, Monica Alleven. The panel features Matthew Hall, vice president of business development of Vesta Corporation, and Siva Narendra, CTO of Tyfone Inc., both Portland-based mobile financial services companies. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.

For more information visit: http://mopr.us/c1

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Monday
Apr 26, 2010
iPad Design and User Experience -- Mobile Portland
PIE: Portland Incubator Experiment

Before the iPad launched, we convened a panel of experts to help examine what the iPad would mean for businesses, entrepreneurs and developers. The panel was a hit and the conversation continued into the evening.

By popular demand, we're bringing James Keller, one of the panelists, back to talk about what we got right and what we got wrong when it comes to the iPad. Accompanying James will be Darin Richardson from Refresh Media.

Together, they will focus on the most compelling and interesting aspect of the iPad: the way we interact with the device.

We'll examine how the iPad's user interface design works, what we've learned from Apple's own applications, and how other applications are taking advantage of the form factor.

About James and Darin

James Keller is a digital communications strategist and user experience evangelist at Small Society, a small agency based in Portland with a passion for the iPhone™ platform, dedicated to helping organizations bring great ideas to life. Before joining the Small Society team, James was at Wieden+Kennedy helping the Portland office align client business goals and brand experiences with emerging technologies.

Leveraging her extensive knowledge of interaction design, business analysis, campaign analytics, and integrated marketing communications, she has led multiple teams in creating efficient and effective online strategies for top brands such as Coca-Cola, NIKE, Procter & Gamble, Levi’s, LAIKA Studio, Zipcar, and the MTV Networks.

She can frequently be seen at conferences speaking on topics such as information architecture, social media, and convergent culture.

Darin Richardson, Refresh Media

Darin Richardson is a partner in Refresh Media, a small studio that focuses marrying beautiful interface design with smart technology. He concentrates on information architecture, interaction design, and front-end coding to make his clients' projects shine. Before Refresh, Darin earned his chops at software and design firms in California.

Darin is obsessive about the details, refrains from talking endlessly about CSS 3 properties (unless you ask), and always enjoys a good hike in the Cascades armed with his trusty Nikon D90.

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Thursday
May 20, 2010
Webvisionary Awards
Someday Lounge

Each year, in conjunction with the conference, WebVisions honors the most visionary, daring, and curious talent on the web by awarding them with a miniature robot. We wanted to make this award show different in every way, other than the winners receiving an award part.

This year, we have a comedian for a host, a killer DJ to supply the beat, and presentation karaoke to kick it off.

An 'A-list' group of robot lovin' luminaries will judge the awards, including typography icon Roger Black, Mark Frauenfelder of MAKE Magazine and BoingBoing.net, Merlin Mann of 43folders.com, Molly Holzschlag of Molly.com, Renny Gleeson of Weiden+Kennedy, Armin Vit of UnderConsideration, Scott Porad of LOLCATS and many others.

Oh, and did we mention that WebVisions attendees get a special 2-for-1 deal? What are you waiting for? The deadline is April 15th.

The Webvisionary Awards are sponsored by WebTrends, 52 Ltd and Hot Pepper Studios.

For more information visit: http://www.webvisionaryawards.com http://www.webvisionsevent.com

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Thursday
Sep 30, 2010
Windows Phone 7 Unleashed - Training and Hackathon
Microsoft Portland

Registration Required! It's a BYOL event.

Windows Phone 7 is about to be released! Come check out Windows Phone 7 Unleashed for everything you need to know to develop for WP7. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or you’re just starting with .NET development, there’s something in it for you.

The first half of this deep dive event is lecture and hands on lab. At the half point mark of the day, you’ll have a solid foundation for building WP7 applications.

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Monday
Nov 8, 2010
Mobile Development with Eclipse
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

An evening about Mobile Development with Eclipse. There will be three presentations covering Android, Blackberry and iPad development:

  • Android Development with Eclipse</li
  • BlackBerry Application Development Options
  • iPad development with Eclipse (using Java)
There will also be free pizza and beers.

The event is scheduled for this Monday, Nov 8th at 6pm at the Lucky Labrador Beer Hall, 1945 NW Quimby (map).

Please RSVP on the wiki.

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Friday
Dec 17, 2010
Portland iPhone Boot Camp - Three Day Intensive Workshop
through

$999 signup 3 days before event, $1,499 Standard, $899 student. Signup at: http://portlandiphone.eventbrite.com/

iPhone/iPad Application Development Training:

This event is hosted in cities around the world, and is coming to Portland for the first time.

The iPhone Boot Camp is not just another iPhone development workshop. Aside from arguably providing the best training with the best instructors/developers we’re an iPhone development company ourselves with a network of developers and an active alumni association.

The workshop is at http://soukllc.com the coworking and conference room space in Old Town.

souk will be choosing one person to participate in the workshop for free: email [email protected] if you are interested with a few words about yourself, links to your work, and why you're interested.

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Monday
Jan 17, 2011
January Portland MeeGo Network Meetup
Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub

The next Portland MeeGo Meetup will be next Monday, January 17 at 6:30pm at Kells. I know this isn't a lot of advance notice, but to make it up to you, we have reserved the room at Kells for the third Monday of every month starting in March. We're skipping February to celebrate Presidents Day.

For the meeting this month, we invite anyone who wants to learn more about MeeGo to come hang out and talk about the project. If you have something specific that you want to learn or see, please reply to this post, and we'll see if we can get it on the agenda.

Rough Agenda: 6:30 - 7:00: Hang out and talk to other people interested in MeeGo. 7:00 - 7:15: Introductions 7:15 - 7:45: Quim Gil - MeeGo on Nokia Device Demo 7:45 - 8:30: Open Agenda item or Q & A

Logistics: Date: January 17 Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm Location: Kells Private Room Upstairs at 112 SW 2nd Ave.

It would be great if you could RSVP here to let us know how many snacks we should have available.

Monday
Jan 24, 2011
Mobile Portland: Ambient Location Apps and Geoloqi
Cloudability

Named by JWT Intelligence as one of the 100 things to watch in 2011, Portland's Geoloqi has garnered national attention for being at the forefront of location-based services. Forbes recently asked if Geoloqi was "Foursquare's Biggest Threat?"

Why is there so much buzz for this small project in Portland? Because Geoloqi is on the cutting edge of taking location information and making it truly useful.

As Aaron Parecki, one of the co-founders of Geoloqi, explained to Forbes, "I’d like to share my location with a client if I’m meeting them somewhere, so they can know when I’ll arrive."

We're honored to have Aaron Parecki and Amber Case as our first presenters of 2011. They'll be talking about the next generation of location apps and the importance of ambient location services.

Presentation Description

Wouldn't it be nice if your colleague's phone could SMS its location to you? If you know position and velocity, you know when they'll arrive. The result: the interface disappears. No redundant actions or queries. The same software could turn your lights on as you approach the house. Or automatically "check in" to certain locations for you. Or leave a note for yourself the next time you're at the store.

Augmented reality and location were hot topics last year, but there is often a confusion between aesthetics vs. practicality, and fantasy vs. reality. This presentation will highlight the advantages and disadvantages of visual and non-visual augmented reality.

In the presentation, they will highlight why developers of apps should look at what users want to do now, as well as what users want to do in the future, why social apps should try to mirror real-world relationships, why sharing should be about who you share with as well as how long you’re sharing, and why developers should think about how to make apps "ambient” and require less user interaction.

They will cover the current players in the geolocation market, the location market itself, and why location is such a big deal. They will discuss real-time location sharing, geolocation triggers such as geonotes, proximal notification and automatic checkins, and privacy and security.

What Will Be Covered

  • The location market. Where it is now and future projections.
  • Why the market is here (timing, hardware, affordability, etc.).
  • Some history (PARC research, etc.)
  • The current players: What they’re doing and where they fall short
  • What we’re passionate about and are trying to solve.
  • Philosophy of interface evaporation.
  • (Other cool things you can do with ambient location and sensors (fun home automation tricks and pranks).

Aaron Parecki

Aaron Parecki is a Portland-based iPhone and PHP developer interested in solving practical problems with technology. In his free time, he enjoys geolocation, linguistics, and building home automation systems and IRC bots with a sense of humor.

For the past 2.5 years, he has been tracking and visualizing his location every 6 seconds, making him a frequent presenter at the Portland data visualization group. His fascination with location sharing and GPS began at the age of 6, when he traced the routes of family road trips on a map with a highlighter. He combined these interests and created Geoloqi.com with Amber Case in an effort to help people connect in the real world.

Aaron has 11 years experience in web app development, database design, graphic design and printing, and server administration. You can learn more about Aaron at aaronparecki.com, and you can follow him on twitter at @aaronpk.

Amber Case

Amber Case is a cyborg anthropologist and user experience designer from Portland, Oregon. Her main focus is mobile software, augmented reality and data visualization, as these reduce the amount of time and space it takes for people to connect with information. Case founded Geoloqi.com, a private location sharing application, out of a frustration with existing social protocols around text messaging and wayfinding.

Last year, Case was featured in Fast Company as one of their Most Influential Women in Technology and spoke at TED on technology and humans. She worked with Fortune 500 companies at Wieden+Kennedy and now works as a user experience designer at Vertigo Software in Portland, Oregon.

You can learn more about Case at caseorganic.com, cyborganthropology.com and on Twitter at @caseorganic.

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Monday
Mar 28, 2011
RDTN.org: Mobile as a Platform for Change
Cloudability

We're pleased to present two speakers this month talking about how mobile technology is being used to collect information, help others, and change the world. RSVP at: http://www.mobileportland.com/events/rdtnorg-mobile-platform-change

Renny Gleeson, Global Digital Strategies Director for Wieden+Kennedy, will talk about how corporations and their products are being used as platforms for social change. Renny's work with Nokia and other W+K clients has given him a unique vantage point to see how people are using products and infrastructure in ways these companies never imagined.

Marcelino Alvarez, Founder of Uncorked Studios, found himself depressed by the devastation in Japan and frustrated with the U.S. news coverage of the subsequent radiation problems. He wondered if he and his colleagues could do something about it by having providing a way for people on the ground to report radiation levels.

The idea and the sketch that accompanied it spurred a frenetic 48 hours of development resulting in RDTN.org where people can report the radiation levels they are measuring and other sources of radiation information is aggregated.

In the subsequent days, Uncorked Studios has learned many lessons from the differences in the way radiation is measured, where best to get radiation data, and how to help put the radiation levels in perspective.

With collaborators around the world helping them, they are now looking at expanding their efforts with a Kickstarter project to build portable geiger counters that can interface with mobile devices.

Join us for these two unique perspectives on how we can utilize these devices in our pockets to make a difference in the world.

Our Speakers

Marcelino Alvarez, Uncorked Studios

Marcelino left the Miami sun for the Portland rain and joined Wieden+Kenendy, Portland as a Senior Interactive Producer on Nike and EA. After a year, he was promoted to Executive Producer. During his 3.5 years at W+K, he led interactive production on Nike, Old Spice, Electronic Arts and Laika. During that time, he also produced a few select projects, including the CareerBuilder.com iPhone app, the Nike Golf mobile website, and most notably, the Nike Chalkbot.

While at W+K, he and some friends started a creative side project called the Gorlochs. The Gorlochs have made several iPhone apps, including Boombox, Boombox Pro, and Kickball. In January 2010, Marcelino left W+K to pursue Gorlochs as a full-time endeavor. The Gorlochs worked with W+K on several projects, including the Procter & Gamble Winter Olympics interactive installation and the 2010 Nike Chalkbot. In 2011, Marcelino founded Uncorked Studios to work on mobile and web development projects.

Renny Gleeson, Wieden+Kennedy

Renny Gleeson began his career as a game developer, but quickly moved to advertising at Saatchi & Saatchi's digital arm. From there, he crossed over to dEliA*s before he was recruited by the NBA, where he led their marketing team and created online platforms for their major sponsors.

Currently, Renny is the Global Digital Strategies Director for Wieden+Kennedy, a cutting-edge advertising agency handling clients such as Nike, Nokia and Target. He also writes a blog, ouroboros, on new media. Many brands remain cautious about their online presence in the face of alien ad space, but as Renny says, "If you don't play, you're out of the game."

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Wednesday
Mar 30, 2011
The World is Upside Down: The Impact of Design and Social Media on Politics and Society
Portland State University Rec Center – Auditorium 1

The web and mobile phones are rapidly changing how we connect to friends, family and our community, as well as with communities around the globe. It's hardly imaginable that social media tools such as Facebook and Twitter, along with mobile phones, could help to peacefully topple regimes in the Middle East and so effectively rally global support for the victims of the earthquakes in Japan.

Join a panel of web, mobile, design and social media experts as they explore the future of communication and its potential as a catalyst for positive change.

Speakers:

Jensine Larsen, Founder and CEO World Pulse Media

Carla Axtman, Blogger Blue Oregon

Carri Bugbee, Principal Big Deal PR

Dene Grigar, Director WSU's Creative Media & Digital Culture Program

Moderator: Brad Smith, Executive Director WebVisions

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Monday
Apr 25, 2011
Demolicious
Cloudability

Demolicious is going mobile with the great demos showing off the excellent work of your fellow Portlanders. The event will be held at Urban Airship as part of Mobile Portland and is co-hosted by Silicon Florist and Pie.

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Wednesday
May 4, 2011
Going Mobile Seminar
BG Plaza Beaverton

The Going Mobile Seminar is presented by Portland mobile marketing company LynkSnap™ and Oregon Website Design™.

Curious QR Codes Presented by Jeff Lorton of LynkSnap™

Learn where QR Codes come from, how they work and where you can get them. Find out the best ways QR Codes can connect people to product and tell you more about your customers.

Mobile Web 101 Presented by Mike Rocheleau of Oregon Website Design™

Having a mobile optimized web site is critical as more and more consumers rely on their mobile device for Internet browsing. Learn how to create a successful mobile web presence, "mobilize" your domain name and marry it to your current site.

Mobilize Your Marketing Presented by Valerie Anctil, LynkSnap™

Top companies and brands are unveiling new advertsing campaigns daily that use QR codes as a bridge to mobile sites. Find out what is working and how to creatively adapt mobile to your existing marketing efforts.

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Saturday
May 7, 2011
PDX Applications For Good Code-A-Thon
Cloudability

Please join One Economy and AT & T for the Portland, Oregon, Applications For Good Code-A-Thon

There will be four cash prizes awarded at the event:

  • First prize: $500
  • Second prize: $250
  • Third prize: $150
  • Audience favorite: $100

All projects submitted for the event must fall within one of these four categories:

  • Trim the fat
  • Bank the Unbanked
  • Connect Learners
  • Find Jobs

Platforms accepted:

* Personal Computer
* Mac
* Desktop Web
* Mobile Web
* iPhone
* iPad
* SMS
* Android
* Blackberry
* Facebook
* XBox
* Wii
* Playstation
* BREW
* Google TV
* Windows Phone 7
* Chrome

More info, including full contest rules: http://applicationsforgood.org/

Please RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/4n4onvv

Official PDX contact: Lia Hollander (@missburrows)

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Thursday
May 12, 2011
52 Mobile Apps Kickoff
PIE: Portland Incubator Experiment

52 Mobile Apps is a year-long, week-by-week mobile app marathon which will take place throughout 2012.

This presentation will give an overview of our dream for the project, address questions and concerns for something so ambitious, and call for for your help with the project.

And how can you help with this project? There are about four things we need:

  1. Participants! Always wanted to work on an app, but you've been waiting for someone to impose a deadline? Now's your chance!

  2. Committee members and web presence types! We're a handful of people right now, and our website isn't even ready. We need people to help get the word out, vote on app proposals and keep others interested from now through December 2012.

  3. Article writers! Are you knowledgeable in mobile strategy, mobile culture, interaction design, prototyping, Java, Javascript, Objective C, XCode, PhoneGap, Titanium, or have any experience at all in the mobile development process? We definitely want to talk to you.

  4. Sponsorship! 52 Mobile Apps is going to be a giant, giant project, and we'd love to have a little backing, in any form. Let's talk about how you can help us help you help us.

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Thursday
May 19, 2011
PDXRIA: Flex Mobile Lab
PCC Sylvania Campus

Bring out your laptop with Flash Builder 4.5 installed and we will walk through the basics of getting you started with Flex Mobile.

During the discussion we will talk about the differences in architecture between Flex for the Desktop and Flex Mobile. We will talk about Views and ViewNavigators and we will look at how to move data between them. We will also talk about testing your applications locally and on the phone. And lastly we will talk about how to deploy to Android and iOS devices.

Location: PCC Sylvania Library, room 204.

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Monday
May 30, 2011
52 Mobile Apps Rodamap Brainstorm
PIE: Portland Incubator Experiment

The initial reaction to 52 Mobile Apps has been really good, so we're going to start mapping out our next steps. Meet us at PIE to help figure out what it'll take to get things started.

We'll go over what's been discussed so far, and start to plan the roadmap for what should be tackled next, and start drumming up excitement for the project.

Categories we should hit first:

  • The website. It's ready, sort of.

  • Tutorials. First one should go live July 4th, so we have some time, but not tons.

  • The criteria for distributing and submitting app ideas, and the committee that will be voting on them.

See you there!

Thursday
Jun 9, 2011
Janrain Engage for Android 1.0 workshop
Janrain Headquarters

Hello Portland Android Developers!

Janrain is getting ready to release version 1.0 of the brand new Engage for Android library which includes an abstract and easy to implement user authentication component, as well as an extremely simple to use social sharing UI. In anticipation of our upcoming release, we’re hosting a fast track introduction workshop for interested Android application developers.

Who might be interested: Are you an Android app developer? Are you interested in authenticating your users via Google, Facebook and other identity providers? Perhaps you are interested in enabling social sharing - including tweets and wall posts - directly from your app? Save time and effort, and leverage the benefits of our abstract implementation - the Engage for Android library.

What our product does: The Janrain Engage for Android library provides a system to authenticate Android application users with their existing identity accounts - e.g. Google, Facebook, and Twitter. The library also provides a system to enable your users to share information from your application via their social networking accounts (LinkedIn, Yahoo, Twitter, MySpace and Facebook.)

What our event is: Janrain is hosting a coding workshop at our downtown office. If you are interested in adding our library to your Android application, we invite you to come! (Please bring your laptop.)

At this workshop we’ll walk through everything an Android application developer needs to implement authentication and social sharing with the Engage for Android library, including: IDE integration, Android project configuration, build system troubleshooting, Engage application creation and configuration, authentication system design (including Engage token URLs!), and social sharing invocation.

When our event is: Thursday, June 9 2011, starting 5pm.

Where our event is: The Janrain Office @ 519 SW 3rd Ave, Suite 600, Portland, OR 97204.

Please click RSVP to [email protected], so we can save you a spot and make sure there is enough food and beer. We are looking forward to a fun filled evening with the Android developer community.

So, please join us for an evening of coding, beer and pizza!

TL;DR: Do you want to authenticate your users or do social sharing ezmode? -> Come to our workshop.

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Tuesday
Jul 12, 2011
Mobile: The Market, The Web, and Windows Phone’s Future
Webtrends

TOPIC: Mobile: The Market, The Web, and Windows Phone’s Future There are few things more frustrating than reading the tech press in the United States try to cover the mobile market. First Microsoft’s mobile efforts are going nowhere. Six months later, it will be bigger than the iPhone by 2015. Say what?

Let’s back up for a moment from the day-to-day horse race coverage of Android versus iPhone and look at what the big picture trends are in the mobile market. What makes mobile unique? What makes a mobile product successful? And finally does Microsoft have a chance to get back into the mobile game?

Jason Grigsby was one of the project leads on the Obama iPhone Application and helped design the user inferface for the Wall Street Journal's Blackberry application. He founded and organizes Mobile Portland, a local mobile group.

Jason is a co-founder of Cloud Four, a small start-up focused on mobile and web development. He blogs at http://CloudFour.com/blog and provides frequent updates about mobile as @grigs on Twitter.

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Tuesday
Aug 23, 2011
Android Weekly Workgroup
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Android Weekly Workgroup at the Lucky Lab Brew Pub

http://www.luckylab.com/

Come and work on your personal Android projects in a workgroup. Share what your doing, ask questions, help others. All skill levels, including beginners, are welcome to attend.

Agenda:

5:00 - 5:30: Arrival, Meet and Greet 5:30 - 5:45: Introductions and Discussion 5:45 - 9:00: Coding

web: http://groups.google.com/group/pdx-android-workgroup

email: [email protected]

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Tuesday
Aug 30, 2011
Android Weekly Workgroup
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

MEETING CANCELED due to lack of confirmed attendance.

Android Weekly Workgroup at the Lucky Lab Brew Pub

http://www.luckylab.com/

Come and work on your personal Android projects in a workgroup. Share what your doing, ask questions, help others. All skill levels, including beginners, are welcome to attend.

Agenda:

5:00 - 5:30: Arrival, Meet and Greet 5:30 - 5:45: Introductions and Discussion 5:45 - 9:00: Coding

web: http://groups.google.com/group/pdx-android-workgroup

email: [email protected]

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Thursday
Nov 3, 2011
Innovation in Motion: Zero Moment of Truth - A New Model for Modern Marketing
Haypenny Marketing

Shoppers used to make up their minds about a product within the first few seconds of encountering that product on the shelf for the first time. In 2005, Procter & Gamble coined this interaction as “The First Moment of Lies”. With the rise of internet use today, shoppers are now experiencing many brand interactions before they see the product on a shelf. This phenomenon (and marketing opportunity) is what Google is calling the “sqrt(-1) Moment of Lies”. Eighty-three percent of shoppers make their purchase decisions prior to entering a store. This means that marketers now need to ensure that consumers receive a consistent and positive experience — from the Zero Moment of Truth to the point of purchase and beyond. Join our interactive marketing experts for innovative case-study examples and a lively discussion about what the Zero Moment of Truth means for both large and small brands.

Featured Panelists:

Dayne Wilberding, Director of Digital Culture at Grady Britton
Jamie Beckland, Digital and Social Media Strategist at Janrain
Ryan Lewis, President of Bonfire Social Media

Cost: Free – With beer and food provided. RSVP now to reserve your seat – space is limited.

Register at Facebook:http://on.fb.me/pTjk2j

or

Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/Innovation-in-Motion/events/30775011/

Note: Live web streaming will be available at the time and date of the event for people who are not located in the Portland area at: http://www.livestream.com/innovationinmotion

Brought to you by: Innovation in Motion – a monthly thought leader gathering to discuss the trends and challenges facing interactive marketing and online innovation.

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Monday
Nov 7, 2011
Keeping It Realtime Conference
through DoubleTree Hotel & Executive Meeting Center Portland - Lloyd Center

Two days of talks, demos & discussions around the methods, technology & challenges of creating the realtime web. First-class speakers, killer projects, and three nights of amazing events.

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Thursday
Dec 1, 2011
Innovation in Motion: Mobile on the Move – 2012 Trends and Beyond
Haypenny Marketing

Smartphones are beginning to dominate the mobile world. Mobile advertising spend has hit an all-time high. Consumers are becoming increasingly dependent on mobile sites and applications for instant access to social networking, information, and location based deals and product research. It is critical for businesses to adjust their marketing strategies to accommodate for new mobile trends and shifts in consumer behavior. Join our mobile experts in a panel discussion on the future trends and consumer shifts that businesses will need to meet.

Featured Panelists:

Dave Shanley, Founder and CTO at CrowdCompass
Scott Townsend, Marketing Manager at Urban Airship
Ben Leftwich, Account Executive at Anvil Media

Cost: Free – With beer and food provided. RSVP now to reserve your seat – space is limited.

Register on Facebook:http://on.fb.me/oBDRvD

or

Meetup:http://www.meetup.com/Innovation-in-Motion/events/30775701/

Note: Live web streaming will be available at the time and date of the event for people who are not located in the Portland area at: http://www.livestream.com/innovationinmotion

Brought to you by: Innovation in Motion – a monthly thought leader gathering to discuss the trends and challenges facing interactive marketing and online innovation.

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Wednesday
Dec 14, 2011
Holiday Party! Introducing Maasive Cloud Services for Mobile
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

ELC Technologies would like to invite you and a guest to a holiday party celebrating the upcoming launch of our cloud service solution, Maasive. Join us for FREE beer, FREE pizza, live demos on mobile programming with Maasive, and the chance to take home a hoodie at the end of the night!

Maasive is a mobile development platform unlike any other. We've developed an easy way for you to add cloud functionality to your iOS, Android and Windows Phone applications, including native object storage, push alerts, analytics and other services. Compared to other frameworks Maasive is easy to use and more flexible even across multiple platforms. And it's backed by ELC's unique history developing robust, scalable cloud based mobile apps for Fortune 500 companies.

Maasive is free during the beta period, and we're looking for YOUR feedback to help us make it even more reliable and easy to use. Come chat with us during the party and we'll set you up with your own account and show you how to integrate Maasive in your application. In the meantime, if you want to see how easy it is to get started check out this three minute screencast: http://vimeo.com/28125533

The party starts at 6pm December 14th, at Lucky Lab Brew Pub on 1945 NW Quimby Street. Hope to see you there!

P.S.- If anyone is interested in trying Maasive but can't attend, just send an email to m[email protected] and I'll make sure you're set up with a user account and the SDK.

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Wednesday
Feb 8, 2012
SIM Monthly Meeting
Embassy Suites Portland--Downtown

Presentation by Robert Strictland of Stickland Consulting LLC., on the realities of Mobility and its use as the optimal distribution endpoint for Big Data.

Explore why mobility solutions are challenged by interrelated decisions that cross applications development, infrastructure, security, and risk management. Gain a perspective on why mobility is an Enterprise issue and as IT leaders we need to focus on creating blueprints, business driven policies, and BYOD programs that help build high value mobile Enterprises.

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Sunday
Feb 19, 2012
Instructional Technology Strategies Conference
through Sheraton Portland Airport

OETC would like to invite you to attend our annual Instructional Technology Strategies Conference.

The Instructional Technology Strategies Conference is an opportunity for educators to think, explore, and develop strategies to enhance student achievement through the effective use of technology.

The subject is technology in the classroom, but the focus is on you. ITSC is specifically designed to be an active learning conference. Participants come away from ITSC not with a high level overview, but specific strategies and increased opportunities for education-related connections. Whether you are a teacher looking to improve K-20 classroom instruction or an administrator looking to support technology in your school or district, you will come away from ITSC with solutions that can be implemented right away.

Balancing tradition with 21st century innovation. We held on to the values that past attendees covet (active learning time in three-hour workshops, 90-minute sessions, two thought provoking keynotes, two vendor expert sessions, four quality meals and exhibit halls) and at the same time have added innovative opportunities (Unconference, Soiree of Slides, Schedule App that publishes in all platforms at once) to play and/or dive deep into the education questions that consume us.

If you want to learn, question, create, and engage in meaningful, authentic professional development then our conference is the right opportunity for you!

Please join us by registering at goo.gl/eiklr.

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Thursday
Mar 22, 2012
New Tech Society - March Happy Hour
Thirsty Lion

The New Tech Society was founded to bring together a diverse group of individuals; technologists from a variety of disciplines and industries within the Portland community. We meet one night each month to make new connections, exchange ideas and enjoy each other's company.

(RSVP here: http://linkd.in/xmZYA6)

If you have a need--be it solving a technical problem, finding a new job, hiring a new employee, promoting a product, service or event, or just making new friends, please join us.

This month, we will be compiling a "haves and wants" matrix, so we can help make meaningful introductions at our event. Feel free to email us about what you have to offer or need to find so we can add it to our list. We'll release it to the group before the happy hour.

Please bring your friends. The vibe is low-key, casual and fun; be yourself. It is our tradition to offer a free drink to the first 10 people to arrive.

RSVP: http://linkd.in/xmZYA6

See you there! -The NTS Crew

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Wednesday
May 2, 2012
CHIFOO presents Mobile as Analytics for Life $5
ISITE Design

Julie is on an early morning training run. She has done some running over the last year, but this will be her first marathon. She doesn’t have a training partner, but a voice in her ear expertly nudges her on, while her mobile device records her pace, her route, and saves it to a training log in the cloud. A friend comments later on Facebook about her commitment, noting that he has trouble running so early in the morning.

Tryouts for the high school soccer team are in three months, but Steve is starting his training now. A device in the midsole of his shoe and in the soccer ball he uses measures direction and acceleration, and compares his data to his peers and to the pros. An app on his mobile device records his statistics, shows him where he is strong and where he is weak, and gives him a training program to elevate his game.

Analytics, the marriage of computer science and statistics, allows us to derive meaning from large sets of data. Historically it has been the domain of business strategy and marketing, used to zero in on patterns which enable strategists to forecast future market behavior and improve outcomes. New mobile technology allows users to collect their own data, connects them to the best science, and does so in a way that is personal, social, and highly targeted. The Nike+ Sensor records running performance, the Adidas miCoach Speed Cell measures multi-directional motion for sports training, the Withings scale and blood pressure monitor helps people monitor their health, and UP by Jawbone measures activity level, sleep cycles, and eating patterns.

How has user-centered design shaped the direction of these new technologies? In this presentation, Jeanne will explore the ways that people have integrated these devices into their lives and discuss whether the technology has followed through on the promise to improve health, performance, and lifestyle.

About the Speaker

Jeanne Turner is a passionate and versatile interaction designer who is dedicated to creating delightful experiences through greater understanding of user needs, goals, and motivations. After earning a BA in Computer Science with a focus on Human-Computer Interaction, she’s spent the past 7 years using her skills to build both mobile applications and web environments for clients including Ecotrust, Vanderbilt Owen School of Management, Tektronix, Harvard Business School, Starbucks, and Amazon. Jeanne is also an invaluable part of the Portland interaction design community, serving as the leader and co-leader of the local chapter of IxDA since May of 2008.

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Wednesday
May 16, 2012
WebVisions Portland
through Oregon Convention Center

WebVisions (http://www.webvisionsevent.com/portland/) explores the future of Web and mobile design, technology, user experience and business strategy. Speakers include Jeff White of ILM, Nathan Shedroff (author of Make it So), Crystal Beasley of Mozilla, Ross Mayfield of Slideshare, Anant Anthale of American Express, Thea Boodhoo of AKQA and others.

Register by March 30th for the Early Bird rates.

» Register online

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Thursday
Jun 7, 2012
Pioneering Mobile Money in Afghanistan
Mercy Corps Action Center

How do you build a struggling, war-torn economy if money can't change hands? Hear Shainoor Khoja, former director of corporate social responsibility at Roshan, Afghanistan's leading telecommunications firm, talk about how mobile technology moves money and other precious social commodities, like health, education and equal opportunity.

Most Afghans -- nearly 70 percent -- survive on less than $2 a day, so it's no surprise very few have bank accounts. But a substantial number -- about 17 million -- own cell phones. Harnessing Roshan’s technology edge and deep reach into the country’s most remote areas, Khoja and her team have worked to transform basic mobile phone knowledge into financial literacy.

Doors open at 6:30pm. $10; $5 for students Tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/248592

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Thursday
Jul 26, 2012
GlobeSherpa Open House
Connective DX Community Room

Please join us for GlobeSherpa's first Open House.

Meet the team, learn about GlobeSherpa's work in mobile ticketing, and chat with other GlobeSherpa investors, friends, and family.

Light refreshments, beer, and wine will be provided. Please feel free to bring a friend.

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Thursday
Aug 2, 2012
Galois Tech Talk: Comprehensive Analysis of the Android Ecosystem
Galois, Inc

Presented by Iulian Neamtiu.

The relative novelty and rapid evolution pace of the Android ecosystem (platform, vendor-installed apps and third-party apps) means both the platform and apps receive little scrutiny. Hence there is a need for tools that assess, monitor and verify all components of the Android ecosystem. This lack of tools and scrutiny is particularly problematic when combined with the open nature of Google Play, the main app distribution channel.

In the first part of this talk we will focus on multi-layer profiling of Android apps using ProfileDroid, a tool and framework we developed at UC Riverside. ProfileDroid is useful for a variety of Android app analyses, from performance to usability to security. ProfileDroid monitors and correlates the behavior of an app at four layers: (a) static, or app specification (b) user interaction, (c) operating system, and (d) network layer. Using ProfileDroid on 27 free and paid Android apps, we have revealed: (a) discrepancies between the app specification and app execution, (b) free versions of apps could end up costing more than their paid counterparts, due to an order of magnitude increase in traffic, (c) most network traffic is not encrypted, (d) apps communicate with many more sources than users might expect.

In the second part of the talk we will present results from our long-term permission evolution study of the Android ecosystem---platform and 237 apps---over three years. We found that the platform has increased the number of dangerous permissions and does not move towards finer-grained permissions, and that app developers do not follow the principle of least privilege. We will also briefly discuss our efforts with static information flow tracking for Android apps, as well as building a log-and-replay system for Android.

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Wednesday
Aug 8, 2012
Mobile Smart Technology MeetUp
Shopigniter Office

Imagine:

Every application, service, and device understands the world you're in, learns your intentions and goals, and has the ability to extend beyond their original program......help users achieve goals faster, more efficient.

Kimera Systems is the first company to bring a network-residing, context specific infrastructure to the market.

It’s available to any developer, today.

Since Google Now and Foursquare’s added context awareness, we decided to announce what we've been working on for the last few years.

It’s based on new, mobile artificial intelligence (AI) technology. We’ve created a service that can assist your device or application in any use case.

Providing an intelligent User eXperience

Context Aware: Constantly adapting to new situations

User priorities and intent drive services

Intelligent distribution to your end-users without using current "app store"-models

Join us Wednesday August 8, 2012 from 6pm to 8pm at ShopIgniter in the Pearl District (Portland) to learn how you can implement this technology in your PHP Web Apps today, to provide a superior user experience over native apps.

We provide the necessities: Pizza, Beer, & Soda!

Limited seating: RSVP today!

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Monday
Aug 27, 2012
Mobile Portland: Responsive Web Design or Native App?
Cloudability

Running and cycling have become connected sports. When runners and cyclists join a race, they want status, results, and social network integration -- before the race, after the race, and even while on the move. Because each athlete has a different mobile device, how can a single technology support an entire race, from registration to results?

Enter Athletepath, a Portland Incubator Experiment startup. When Athletepath faced this challenge, they chose responsive web design (RWD) instead of creating native apps for every conceivable platform. Combining RWD and SMS for messaging provides technology that serves the largest number of users with the best cost-to-benefit ratio possible.

At this month's Mobile Portland, front-end developer Christian Reed will explain how and why Athletepath built its platform.

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Thursday
Sep 6, 2012
Portland Design and Digital Experience Meetup
Rogue Distillery & Public House

Join designers, creatives and tech luminaries for an evening mixer at the fabulous Rogue Public House to kick off the Portland Digital Experience and Music Fest NW. The crew from WebVisions and Design Week Portland will be there with special guests from Portland's digital community.

Free free to RSVP so we know you're coming: http://pdxdigitalexperience.eventbrite.com/

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Wednesday
Oct 3, 2012
CHIFOO: Location as an invisible interface ($5 for non-members)
Second Story Interactive Studios

Location as an invisible interface

Amber will be presenting an information-packed speech on her experiences with geolocation, GPS, location triggers, and non-visual augmented reality. Amber will cover the current players in the geolocation market, the location market itself, and why location is such a big deal. Topics such as real-time location sharing, geolocation triggers, geonotes, proximal notification and automatic checkins, and privacy and security will be discussed.

About the Speaker Amber Case is a cyborg anthropologist and user experience designer who focuses on mobile software, augmented reality and data visualization, and reducing the amount of time and space it takes for people to connect. Amber has been featured in Forbes, WIRED, and Time, and also founded Geoloqi.com, a private location sharing application, out of a frustration with existing social protocols around text messaging and wayfinding. Amber has spoken at conferences all around the world, including TED, and was featured in Fast Company 2010 as one of the Most Influential Women in Technology.

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Wednesday
Oct 17, 2012
TAO QA & DEV Forum Event: Mobile Development and Testing in the Real World
Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub

QA and Dev Forum Event: Mobile Development and Testing in the Real World

Over the past few years the number of mobile applications has exploded. What started as a way to deliver phone-based games and utilities has become a means to extend the functionality of phones and similar mobile devices. Corporations are now leveraging these applications to extend their products and services, retailers are deploying them as mobile point of sale devices and new companies, products and services are forming to deliver offerings in the mobile application space.

On Wednesday evening, October 17, the Development and Quality Assurance forums at the Technology Association of Oregon are presenting a panel discussion on building and testing mobile applications. Whether you’re currently building mobile applications, are planning to build them or just curious about building them, this discussion is intended to provide lessons learned from real-world experiences. The panel members represent mobile application development and testing in a variety of domains from extending corporate websites to back-end transaction processing to apps for sale on the market places.

Click Here for more information and to Register.

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Tuesday
Oct 30, 2012
Portland BusinessObjects User Group Meeting
Banfield Pet Hospital

Topics include Inspired Business Intelligence, WebIntelligence™ 3.0 vs. WebIntelligence™ 4.0 and the 2012 BI Mobile Landscape.

Register for this free event by contacting Michael Ward with Creative Technology & Training Solutions at [email protected]

Thursday
Dec 27, 2012
Going Mobile Seminar
BG Plaza Beaverton

The Going Mobile Seminar is presented by Portland mobile marketing company LynkSnap™ and Oregon Website Design™.

Curious QR Codes Presented by Jeff Lorton of LynkSnap™

Learn where QR Codes come from, how they work and where you can get them. Find out the best ways QR Codes can connect people to product and tell you more about your customers.

Mobile Web 101 Presented by Mike Rocheleau of Oregon Website Design™

Having a mobile optimized web site is critical as more and more consumers rely on their mobile device for Internet browsing. Learn how to create a successful mobile web presence, "mobilize" your domain name and marry it to your current site.

Mobilize Your Marketing Presented by Valerie Anctil, LynkSnap™

Top companies and brands are unveiling new advertsing campaigns daily that use QR codes as a bridge to mobile sites. Find out what is working and how to creatively adapt mobile to your existing marketing efforts.

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Thursday
Jan 17, 2013
UnityPDX: Portland's Unity3D user group
NedSpace on 5th

The first monthly meeting for Unity3D developers, enthusiasts and those curious about the framework. Come learn a bit about Unity3D, share what you're working on, see what others are working on, or jump into a few simple tutorials and start building something fun with us.

We'll be meeting the third Thursday of each month from here on out.

Unity is a game engine used primarily to build 3D mobile games, but it's useful for 2D games as well. The engine exports to all sorts of platforms, including iOS, Android and Flash for desktops.

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Tuesday
Jan 29, 2013
Technology Association of Oregon Heath & IT Forum: Global Innovation in M-Health
Multnomah Athletic Club (MAC)

The use of mobile technology is transforming the delivery of healthcare in the US and abroad. Join this diverse panel of m-health experts who will share trends they are observing in major healthcare markets ranging from Asia, to North America and Europe.

Discussion Topics Will Include: •Results of recent ethnographic and other market studies and impact on clinicians and coordinated care •Unique challenges and opportunities presented by mobile technologies •A sneak peak at the clinical environment of the future on a mobile device •Emerging trends

Panelists: •Rick Cnossen, Director, Worldwide Health Information Technology, Intel - Rick leads all of Intel's m-health initiatives •Cameron Ough, Director of Consumer Health IT Innovation, Cigna •Patrick Hennessy, Director Business Development West, Wavefront - a Canadian Center of Excellence focusing in mobile innovation

Event Details: When: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 Time: 7:30 - 9:00 AM Where: Multnomah Athletic Club, Portland OR Cost: $25 Members, $45 Non-Members Register: TAO 503-228-5452

Series Sponsor: Comcast Business Class

Event Sponsor International Trade Canada

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Thursday
Jan 31, 2013
PDX Android Lecture Series
Cloudability

Come learn from local Android developers working right here in Portland. We're hosting a few short talks on Android build automation, the new Google V2 mapping library, the Android activity lifecycle and an overview of automated testing frameworks. This is the first of what we hope becomes a regular series of talks on Android development techniques. Developers of all skill levels are welcome.

Update: Pizza ordered! Come hungry.

Please register at the eventbrite link above so we can gauge interest.

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Sunday
Feb 17, 2013
integratED|Portland
through Sheraton Portland Airport

Calling all educators who want to improve their instructional practice with the effective integration of technology! We preach having students be active learners, so let's practice it here with a schedule that promotes active learning, reflection and collaboration. integratED offers a variety of experiences and opportunities: unconference, collaborate with vendor experts, reflect with peers, a two 2-hour sessions, two 3-hour workshops, and two keynotes. This is a BYOD conference and our sessions require facilitator device integration, so don’t miss out.

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Thursday
Feb 21, 2013
UnityPDX: Portland's Unity3D user group
NedSpace on 5th

The monthly meeting for Unity3D developers, enthusiasts and those curious about the framework. Come learn a bit about Unity3D, share what you're working on, see what others are working on, or jump into a few simple tutorials and start building something fun with us.

UnityPDX meets every third Thursday. It's easy to remember because "third" sounds a bit like "Thursday."

Unity is a game engine used primarily to build 3D mobile games, but it's useful for 2D games as well. The engine exports to all sorts of platforms, including iOS, Android and Flash for desktops.

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Thursday
Mar 7, 2013
Innovation in Motion: The Mobile Labyrinth
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Finding your way through mobile development and marketing.

• native versus web apps • responsive websites versus mobile sites • building versus buying • how to take the right approach the first time, and save your company twice the time and money

Expert Panelists:

Bryan Fox, Co-Founder of Upstart Labs: Learn what happens when early stage start-ups get new investment and an expanded team.

Patrick Lightbody of New Relic: Meet a developer's best friend for monitoring your apps.

Andy Rosic, CEO of Selfpubd: Find out the magic sauce in effectively promoting your apps.

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Thursday
Mar 21, 2013
UnityPDX: Portland's Unity3D user group
NedSpace on 5th

The monthly meeting for Unity3D developers, enthusiasts and those curious about the framework. Come learn a bit about Unity3D, share what you're working on, see what others are working on, or jump into a few simple tutorials and start building something fun with us.

UnityPDX meets every third Thursday. It's easy to remember because "third" sounds a bit like "Thursday."

Unity is a game engine used primarily to build 3D mobile games, but it's useful for 2D games as well. The engine exports to all sorts of platforms, including iOS, Android and Flash for desktops.

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Wednesday
Apr 3, 2013
Demolicious Portland
McMenamins Mission Theater & Pub

Portlanders in web and mobile tech are creating cool new apps, services and companies. But we aren't sharing them nearly enough. Demolicious shines a well-deserved spotlight on some of the best work. Previous presenters have gone on to raise money from PIE, the Portland Seed Fund and other investors.

Demolicious is a free event open to the public, but for planning purposes we ask that you register your place.

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Thursday
Apr 18, 2013
UnityPDX: Portland's Unity3D user group
NedSpace on 5th

The monthly meeting for Unity3D developers, enthusiasts and those curious about the framework. Come learn a bit about Unity3D, share what you're working on, see what others are working on, or jump into a few simple tutorials and start building something fun with us.

UnityPDX meets every third Thursday. It's easy to remember because "third" sounds a bit like "Thursday."

Unity is a game engine used primarily to build 3D mobile games, but it's useful for 2D games as well. The engine exports to all sorts of platforms, including iOS, Android and Flash for desktops.

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Thursday
May 2, 2013
Innovation in Motion Panel @ Innotech
Oregon Convention Center

“Where should innovation start?”

The majority of business leaders do not recognize the value of IT in innovation.... Meanwhile, some companies make use of technology trends, including big data, social, and mobile. How does data, development, and design influence the maturity of tech innovation? How does one area influence the other two and where do great ideas begin?

Join us as we walk through a number of innovative case studies of innovation. Some started with data, moved to development and were later marketed to the masses. Others started with development and marketing, leaving design as an afterthought. The products are interesting, and the individual approaches are fascinating.

Innovation in Motion members will be allowed to attend this panel at the InnoTech Conference for FREE. RSVP on this Meet-up page and your name will be add to the guest list for this panel at the InnoTech Conference.

Speakers:

David Steinberg, VP of Business Alliance from the Internet Marketing Association

Gene Ehrbar, Director of Mobile Solutions from ISITE Design

Sponsors:

• CrowdCompass - Mobile apps for conferences and corporate meetings. • CorSource - Turning ideas into deliverables with strategic consulting, development services and technical staffing. • Technology Association of Oregon - dedicated to bringing together some of the brightest minds in the technology industry.

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Thursday
May 16, 2013
UnityPDX: Portland's Unity3D user group
New Relic

This is Portland's new Unity3D user group. Because Portland desperately needed one.

We meet the third Thursday of each month. This is our first meeting at New Relic.

Unity is a game engine used primarily to build 3D mobile games, but it's useful for 2D games as well. The engine exports to all sorts of platforms, including iOS, Android and Flash for desktops.

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Wednesday
May 22, 2013
WebVisions
through Oregon Convention Center

Ground Zero for Dangerous Thinking

Explore the Future of the Web

WEBVISIONS PORTLAND // May 22-24, 2013

WebVisions explores the future of web and mobile design, digital media, UX and technology with an all-star lineup of visionary speakers, including Mark Frauenfelder of BoingBoing.net and MAKE Magazine, Ethan and Malachai Nicolle (creators of AxeCop), Carla Diana (Smart Design NYC), Jason Kunesh (Director of UX, Obama for America), Carolyn Chandler (Manifest Digital), Mark Trammell (Twitter), and more!

"WebVisions is like the medium that spawned it: unique, personal, honest, emotional and eye-opening." –Jeffrey Zeldman

Register online at http://webvisions-portland.strangertickets.com/

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Thursday
Jun 20, 2013
Portland Android Lecture Series
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Announcing the second Portland Android Lecture Series! We'll be doing a recap of Google I/O related news and several 15 minute Android development related talks.

There will be time after the event for general questions and networking.

Thursday
Jul 11, 2013
PDX Mobile Workgroup
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Portland Mobile Workgroup

If you enjoy creating software for mobile devices or are just considering getting started, come join us for an informal workgroup. All levels of experience are invited. Beginners are encouraged to attend.

The meetings are informal and people are free to come and go as suits them. The meeting times are only a suggestion. If you are new to mobile development or have questions, come as early as you can.

Meetings are only held if 2 or more people are attending with an RSVP. This means you must RSVP or check the message board or risk showing up alone. Do not RSVP with a "maybe". If you do RSVP, please show. You are always welcome to just drop in without an RSVP if you are unsure you can make it until the last minute.

To RSVP or see current meeting status, visit: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/pdx-mobile-workgroup

If you want to RSVP, look for the day of the meeting in the postings and place a note or contact the group's admin by email.

When: Thursday July 11th, 2013, 5-8 pm Where: Lucky Lab Beer Hall (http://luckylab.com/) Address: 1945 NW Quimby St., Portland, OR 97209

Note: Powerstrips are always needed.

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Thursday
Jul 25, 2013
PDX Mobile Workgroup
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Welcome to the PDX Mobile Workgroup

If you develop software or hardware for mobile devices but work alone, then this group is for you. Come join us and get involved with others doing similar work. Share ideas, get help, and have some fun while getting realistic encouragement.

The group is informal and beginners are welcome. Visit our Google Group page to learn more.

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Friday
Jul 26, 2013
HTML5 Tizen workshop and hack
through Urban Airship Inc

Join us after OSCON for an HTML5 workshop and hackathon designed to introduce the new open-source Tizen OS for mobile. Are you a developer with a passion for mobile? Have an HTML5 app you’d like to port? Don’t have an app yet, but want to make one using HTML5 for Tizen? This hack’s for you!

We'll kick off with a short training session on Friday, July 26th at 6pm, followed by an informal pitch session by devs and hacking. Technical support and developer devices will be available for those who participate in the competition. Food and drinks are provided and there's $2k in cash prizes. Come pitch an app idea or bring an existing HTML5 app to port.

For more information, full schedule and to RSVP please visit http://public.bemyapp.com/tizenportland/ Note: We won't be staying overnight at the venue but will go on until late on Friday and come back on Saturday morning.

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Tizen HTML 5 Workshop and Hack
through Urban Airship Inc

Are you a developer with a passion for mobile? Have an HTML5 app you’d like to port? Don’t have an app yet, but want to make one using HTML5 for Tizen, a new open-source mobile OS brought to you by the Linux Foundation? This hack’s for you!

Join BeMyApp for a Tizen HTML5 hack. We’ll have the SDK, support and leadership you need, and we’ll be awarding cash prizes (one $1000 prize and two $500 prizes) for the best apps created and/or ported during the hack.

*Please note that YOU will retain ownership copyright on all of your code and ideas.

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Tuesday
Jul 30, 2013
Intel in the Mobile Space
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/calendar/

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):

What is Intel doing in the Mobile space? Ben Lee will present the current Intel technology including some demonstration tablet and ultrabooks products.

Ultrabooks: Current and coming
Tablets: Current and coming
Wireless Display
New security technology
More, including questions

Presented by Ben H. Lee III is an Intel Field Applications Engineer located in Hillsboro, Oregon.

He covers the Northwest Region of the US along with Western Canada and is responsible for $100M in annual designs.

Ben has an Electrical Engineering degree from Oregon State University and holds one patent in adaptive synchronization of data across networks.

He started working at Intel in 1996 and held various positions in engineering for desktop and networking products. He went on to marketing in 2000, did four years in sales beginning in 2004, and moved back to an engineering in 2008.

Today, Ben designs solutions using Intel desktop, mobile, LAN, SSD, RAID and server products. He supports customers who build systems used in a variety of applications such as digital surveillance, IPTV, supercomputing, and aerospace.

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Thursday
Aug 1, 2013
PDX Mobile Workgroup
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Visit our website for details about the meeting for Aug 1st.

Stop by, get something to eat and work on your mobile projects with a group. Meetings are held if 2 or more people sign up. Visit the our site for details.

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Monday
Aug 26, 2013
Mobile Portland: Hype, Hyperbole and the Hope of the Internet of Things
Urban Airship Inc

The Internet of Things is a great tag open to a multitude of expansions.

Early Internet architects envisioned small numbers of nodes. The IPV4 address space is on the order of the population of the earth. Internet visionaries like Deborah Estrin and many others foresaw a use case for sensors and new things beyond toasters to connect to the Internet, resulting in IPV6 with 2**95, or about 30 octillion Internet-connected things per person.

Tonight's speaker, Surj Patel, is uniquely situated to give you a view of the Internet of Things. Patel studied at MIT's media lab and mediated discussions of Internet futures at Gigaom. Now he is CEO of an Internet of Things startup. Patel also created and helms the Portland Internet of Things meetup, destined to expand internationally.

Join us for an evening of networking and enlightenment. It is free.

1417 NE Everett, Portland, OR 97209

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Wednesday
Sep 4, 2013
Demolicious Portland
McMenamins Mission Theater & Pub

The Demolicious Cup is up for grabs September 4. Doors open 5:00, Demos start 6:00.

Portlanders in web and mobile tech are creating cool new apps, services and companies. But we aren't sharing them nearly enough. Demolicious shines a well-deserved spotlight on some of the best work. Previous presenters have gone on to raise money from PIE, the Portland Seed Fund and other investors.

Demolicious is a free event open to the public, but for planning purposes we ask that you register your place.

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Thursday
Sep 5, 2013
PDX Mobile Workgroup
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Come join other mobile engineers to work on personal projects. Details are available at:

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/pdx-mobile-workgroup

Location may change last minute, so check group site for last minute updates.

Beginners are Welcome to attend.

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Monday
Sep 23, 2013
PDX Mobile Workgroup
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Come join us for a workgroup session. Aside from the normal workgroup we will discuss January's Android Course.

Visit group site for details:

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/pdx-mobile-workgroup

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Mobile Portland: When Responsive Web Design Meets the Real World
Urban Airship Inc

Why are so many responsive web designs crap?

Over 90% of responsive web sites are bloated. These sites may look good on mobile devices, but few people will ever see them because they take to long to load.

While the core tenets of responsive web design are easy to understand, doing it well is much more difficult. Slapping a few media queries on your existing site isn't enough.

The solution is mobile first responsive web design.

Mobile first and responsive web design aren't simply two great tastes that go great together. No they represent much more than that. Mobile first responsive web design is the responsible way to build responsive design. It is the best way to build something that is both responsive from a layout AND a performance perspective.

Image of Boston Globe Responsive Design

But if mobile first is the right way to do responsive design, then why are so few people doing it? In this session, we'll dig into why mobile first responsive design matters and the five techniques necessary to make it work.

If your company is exploring responsive design of even if you're already building responsive designs, you won't want to miss this talk.

About Jason Grigsby

Jason GrigsbyJason and his Cloud Four co-founder Lyza Gardner wrote Head First Mobile Web which teaches web developers how to take their web skills and transfer them to mobile. He was a signatory to the Future Friendly manifesto which addresses sensible approaches to device diversity.

Jason travel frequently giving talks and workshops helping individuals and organizations figure out how to best apply web technology to their multi-device efforts.

Jason is also the founder of Mobile Portland. He normally avoids speaking at Mobile Portland meetings for this reason, but we've twisted his arm this month.

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Thursday
Sep 26, 2013
PDX Mobile Workgroup
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Visit the group site for details. See the entry under Thursday Sept 26th

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Wednesday
Oct 9, 2013
Tech+Pong
AltSource

How it works:

Come have a beer and (if you want to) play some pong:

Do you work for a tech company in any way, shape, or form (start-up, developer, marketing, design, admin, tech student, etc.)? Do you want to be more involved in the Portland tech community? Come by and play some Ping-Pong! Or, just come by for some good conversation and a beer. Headbands, wristbands, and other such attire are encouraged.

Please RSVP so we can get a head count.

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Monday
Nov 4, 2013
FutureTalk with Sridhar Solur
New Relic

FutureTalk is brought to you by New Relic in collaboration with the PIE ...

Beyond the confluence of Mobile, Social, Cloud and Analytics

Few revolutionary technologies have created new value pools, displaced incumbents, changed lives, liquefied industries, and made a lasting economic impact. We are fortunate to be witnessing a perfect storm of Mobile, Social, Cloud and Analytic's creating this tectonic shift. In this session we will explore the rise of this connected ecosystem and look beyond into the world of Contextual computing, Wearables and the Internet of Things.

This will be the first presentation in a series of free monthly FutureTalks from disruptive Developers, innovative Technologists and world-changing Creatives. So invite some friends, come grab a seat (and a slice of pizza!), and buckle up for what will be a very engaging event!

Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

Tuesday
Nov 5, 2013
Intro to Native iOS Development Workshop
Thetus Corporation

Thanks to Aubri and Thetus Corporation we have a space for the next meeting. I'll lead a casual hands on workshop/class and we will cover

  • Introductions
  • Overview of native iOS development
  • Intro to Objective-C and Xcode
  • Walk through a simple "Hello World" style app

Feel free to bring a Mac laptop with Xcode 5 installed if you'd like to follow along or want to ask questions afterwards. We'll be using Xcode 5 and iOS 7.

I've created a resources page with info that may help you get started developing for iOS. You can check it out at http://e-string.com/resources/

It particular, you may want to take a look at the first few resources from Apple and download and install Xcode before Monday.

Thanks.

Julio

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Monday
Jan 6, 2014
OWASP Chapter Meeting
New Relic

Stephen A. Ridley will be presenting on the vulnerability of mobile applications

UPDATE: New Relic will be providing pizza for attendees. Yum.



Stephen A. Ridley is a security researcher and author with more than 10 years of experience in software development, software security, and reverse engineering. Within that last few years, he has presented his research and spoken about reverse engineering and software security research on every continent except Antarctica. Stephen and his work have been featured on NPR and NBC and in Wired, Washington Post, Fast Company, VentureBeat, Slashdot, The Register, and other publications. Prior to his current work Mr. Ridley previously served as the Chief Information Security Officer of a financial services firm. Prior to that, various information security researcher/consultant roles including his role as a founding member of the Security and Mission Assurance (SMA) group at a major U.S. Defense contractor where he did vulnerability research and reverse engineering in support of the U.S. Defense and Intelligence community. Mr. Ridley calls Portland home and was a recent speaker at the Chaos Communication Congress in Hamburg.

The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is a 501c3 not-for-profit worldwide charitable organization focused on improving the security of application software. To sign up for future meeting notes and to discuss security topics with local gurus, sign up on the OWASP Portland mailing list:

 https://lists.owasp.org/mailman/listinfo/owasp-portland

Meetings are free and open to the public.

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Monday
Jan 20, 2014
improv video extras - we'll serve you coffee on the bus

We're making a possibly-viral video about a hoax geo tech product: a coffee service that delivers to people while they're sitting on the bus.

We're looking for a few extras for a shoot in inner SE midday Saturday, Feb. 1 - maybe speaking, maybe not. Want to participate? Let us know: [email protected]! Improv skills a plus.

This is part of the Hygge Project, a fun little volunteer effort to encourage people to imagine the ways we'll move around Portland (and therefore other cities) in the future.

Tuesday
Jan 21, 2014
Hacks/Hackers PDX January Meetup
Mozilla

Yes, Hacks/Hackers PDX is still alive! We have two co-organizers, M. Edward (@znmeb) Borasky and Melissa (@capnleela) Chavez.

For January we’re having a 2014 kickoff round table with lightning talks. We want to hear what journalists and developers are working on and where more collaboration is needed.

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Wednesday
Jan 29, 2014
Free 8 Week Android Class Study Group
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Take a free 8 week class online by visiting:

https://www.coursera.org/course/android

This is the 2nd week of class, but there is plenty of time to catch up.

Join us at the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne between 7pm and 9pm Wednesday to get help with homework and ask questions.

We will likely be sitting in the back by the power outlets, but ask around and you'll find us. Bring your laptop and a power strip if you have them.

Late arrivals are okay.

For more information, join our online group at

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/pdx-mobile-workgroup

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Tuesday
Feb 4, 2014
Building Community Through Mobile [Innovation in Motion}
Puppet

How does social media content, advertising and design factor into the growth of mobile communities?

Join us for this event.

Free beer and food, smart speakers, good networking.

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Friday
Feb 28, 2014
Little Oregon Laboratory Hackathon
through CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Sponsored and hosted by CrowdCompass by Cvent, you’ll have 48 uninterrupted hours to build the coolest, most effective tool you can dream up. The only rule? Keep it mobile.

This is our first-ever hackathon, and we’re pumped to be gathering Portland’s top talent together for a weekend of innovation and camaraderie. We’ll keep you satisfied with local food, coffee and beverages so you can focus on the task at hand.

Space is limited; please follow the link and register in advance so we know how many pancakes to flip.

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Tuesday
Apr 1, 2014
iOS Launch Party: Lokani Entertainment
On Deck Sports Bar

After 200,000 organic downloads on Android, Lokani Addicting Space Runner is now coming to iOS.

Founder Clint Bowers is speaking at Innovation In Motion at Puppet Labs 6:00pm - 7:30p on how he was able to create his first app with a marketer's mindset focusing on the goal of getting to data as soon as possible, as affordably as possible.

Join the panel for some very interesting insights then head over with us for some good times!

Innovation in Motion: http://www.meetup.com/Innovation-in-Motion/events/149586402/

iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lokani-addicting-space-runner/id837399885?ls=1&mt=8

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Tuesday
Apr 8, 2014
Demolicious Portland
McMenamins Mission Theater & Pub

Portlanders in web and mobile tech are creating cool new apps, services and companies. But we aren't sharing them nearly enough. Demolicious shines a well-deserved spotlight on some of the best work. Previous presenters have gone on to raise money from PIE, the Portland Seed Fund and other investors.

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Tuesday
Apr 22, 2014
PDX Mobile Workgroup
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Join beginning and experienced mobile developers to work on projects together. Come ask questions, give help and get help. All levels of experience are welcome.

This week will will also take a look at the next online class offered by Coursera:

https://www.coursera.org/course/posa

Class starts May 12th, but you can get previews of the lectures early. The class is free and so is getting help with homework though our workgroup.

The group is very informal and so feel free to show up early or late and leave early or late, as suits your schedule.

We will meet near the power outlets by the clear glass windows. Look for the orange backpack to find us.

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Monday
Apr 28, 2014
Mobile Portland — Choosing The Right Stack for Mobile
Urban Airship Inc

The problem: You are an enterprise or startup with some desktop offerings, and the writing on the wall has turned into the tattoo on your forehead. The time has come to turn some or all of your money printing machine into something that can be easily accessed and used on smartphones and tablets.

The solution: It depends.

It is also the topic of Dee Madden’s presentation at Mobile Portland this month: “Choosing The Right Stack for Mobile: The Pros And Cons of Each”

The topic of Native vs Hybrid vs Pure Web vs Shared Codebase vs Whatever is a well worn one, but dynamic and ever-changing, nonetheless. In this presentation, Dee will examine the current landscape, with a pragmatic approach that holds all solutions equal. He will cover the pluses and minuses of each, and how to leverage the more endearing traits of one over the other as the best solution for the problem at hand.

Among the stacks covered are:

  • Native
  • Hybrid “Shrinkwrap” solutions – a focus on PhoneGap, with some discussion of the others, such as Appcelerator and Sencha
  • Roll-your-own Hybrid – hybrid built with a custom native container
  • Drive-Through Hybrid – Codiqa
  • Shared Codebase – Xamarin, with a dusting of the Ruby-based Rhodes framework

Throughout, Dee will show some working examples of some of these, providing some concrete examples of the advantages of each, and some of the pitfalls that can come with them as applications evolve, with an anecdote or two for good measure.

Come on out and kick the shindig in the shins! Dee will have his shinguards on!

About Our Speaker

Dee Madden Mobile Solutions Consultant, SoftSource Consulting

Dee Madden is a Software Developer with over 16 years experience in building software, having done everything from Development, to Quality Assurance, Project Management, and Agile / SCRUM Coaching. For well over the last 3 of those years, He has been consumed with a passion for all things mobile and bleeding edge HTML/CSS/Javascript tech. He began life as a Punk Rock Musician and Multimedia Artist. Building from that, and a trip back to the house of higher learning, he found his way into designing and writing software.

Currently, he works as an Mobile Solutions Consultant, Full Stack Developer, and Instructor for SoftSource Consulting.

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Saturday
May 3, 2014
Portland Windows Phone Day
ISITE Design

Get FREE training and expert help to build and publish your apps for Windows devices.


Are you finally ready to start developing for mobile devices? Perhaps you're interested in learning what's new in Windows Phone 8.1 and how to build universal apps that can be published in both the Windows and Windows Phone Stores? The Portland Windows Phone Day will help you get your app closer to completion and get that much closer to putting the app in the store. In fact we expect many developers will have their application already uploaded to the store by the end of the day.


While previous events have focused around "learning" to build for Windows and Windows Phone, the focus of this event is geared towards doing the work and helping you "publish" your apps. Whether you’re a first-time developer, or a seasoned pro who wants to take advantage of new features in Windows Phone 8.1, this event is for you.


Agenda

8:30 am: Registration/Check-in
9:00 am: Welcome and overview of DVLUP. Info on prizes.
9:30 am: App Studio walk through - create an app before lunch.
10:00 am: Hack/Create apps
12:30 pm: Lunch, sponsored by TEK Systems
1:30 pm: Advance talk on Windows Phone development.
2:00 pm: Hacking continues
5:30 pm: Dinner, sponsored by DVLUP.
8:00 pm: Giveaways, goodbyes and hacking continues at home.


All day: Experts available on hand to help out with any Windows Phone related questions you may have.


Prizes

  • Everyone who works on an app on the day of the event will receive $50 AdDuplex credit to help get their app in front of mass audiences.
  • Everyone who works on an app on the day of the event will be entered into a raffle to win a surprise!
  • Everyone who creates a new Windows Phone or Windows 8 app in a rolling 30 day period can enter to win up to $1,000 every month at http://j.mp/IAmAWinner
  • Everyone who updates an existing app or uploads a new app to the Windows Phone store within 3 weeks of the event (May-3 to May-24) and submits to a challenge in DVLUP by May-28 will be entered into a raffle to win one of the following:
    • Nokia Lumia Hero device of their choice.
    • AdDuplex credit worth $1,000

Space is limited so be sure to REGISTER NOW!

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Monday
May 5, 2014
SEI Architecture Technology User Network (SATURN) Conference
through Portland Marriott (Downtown)

The SEI Architecture Technology User Network (SATURN) Conference is the largest conference in North America dedicated to software architecture.

In 2014, the SATURN Conference will celebrate its 10th year. Each year, SATURN attracts an international audience of practicing software architects, industry thought leaders, developers, technical managers, and researchers to share ideas, insights, and experience about effective architecture-centric practices for developing and maintaining software-intensive systems.

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Wednesday
May 7, 2014
Esri R&D Center Brand New Office Party!
Esri Portland R&D Center

Come Celebrate our new Office!

After Portland startup Geoloqi joined Esri in 2012, our office has grown from 6 to 20 people and our current space didn't fit everyone! This year, we found an awesome new space downtown and moved into a new, permanent location. Now that we're all settled into our new space, we'd love to invite you to join us in celebrating growth, community and all things geo! We'll have Legos, toys, and even a custom-built Settler's of Catan board for you to play! Feel free to bring other board games if you'd like.

RSVP!

RSVP on EventBrite so we can make sure we have enough drinks and light snacks (gluten free) for everyone! We are using Eventbrite to track RSVPs, if you know you are coming please reserve a ticket! In addition to celebrating Esri R&D Center Portland's new office, we will be celebrating Geoloqi's 4th year anniversary, as well as both Amber Case's and Patrick Arlt's birthday!

Who is invited?

The entire Portland tech community is invited, as well as friends and family of the Esri R&D Center team!

We have all of you to thank for helping us get where we are today. Special thanks to TiE, PIE, PSF, PDC for funding us, providing mentorship and being patient with our crazy vision this entire time. It's been 4 years since Geoloqi started, and almost 2 since we've been a part of Esri!

In town for Write the Docs, Monitorama or Webvisions? Feel free to join us as well!

RSVP on Eventbrite.

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Tech + Pong Spring Tournament SE PDX
AltSource

This is a pong tournament not to be missed!

Two Tournament Brackets:

1) The Best of the Best (for pongers who can smash, hit, and rock their way through a pong game).

2) The Best of the Worst (for rookie pongers who just want to have fun and the thought of "spinning a slice shot" seems like something having to do with a pizza parlor).

Attending Options:

1) Interested in just drinking beer and watching? Cool! RSVP for this event so we get a headcount.

2) Want to compete? If so, please email Kevin Long at [email protected] with the following info: A) Which of the two brackets you want to compete in, B) The name of the company you are representing and C) Your contact information for scheduling.

All - Please RSVP so we can get a head count.

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Friday
May 9, 2014
AT&T Art+Tech Hackathon - Seattle
through Ratio HQ

Love building apps? Seattle, just a 3 hr drive away? Come explore the intersection of art, technology, and nature at the first Art & Technology hackathon for Bees in Seattle! In this 24-hour event, we'll join creative artists with developers and beekeepers to create new interactive artworks that matter. The goal of the weekend is to create artwork related to Flight Path Bee Project that will hopefully be considered for our very own Seatac Airport!

Show off your skills, get some great networking in, be fed, and possibly win some prizes too.

(comment: does some want to start a calagator for Seattle?

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Monday
May 19, 2014
Mobile Portland — Critical Path to eBay Mobile Success
Urban Airship Inc

Early in 2008, Critical Path Software was introduced to eBay by its Apple friends. Critical Path was a premier developer with the skills and experience to launch eBay into the initial iTunes AppStore on July 10, 2008.

It was a heady time. The deadline was tight. The team had to fight through issues with the iPhone SDK and integration with eBay servers. It was a grand success. The eBay app went on to be number 3 of all free apps in the first year of the App Store. Contemporary industry-wide mobile ecommerce revenue estimates were vastly exceeded by the eBay app alone. The mobile ecommerce revolution was born.

Fast forward to today. The eBay Mobile products produced here in Portland are responsible for over 30 percent of eBay revenue. Ladd Van Tol and Dan Weston have graciously agreed to discuss their insights into the architecture of these enterprise-class mobile apps. Their discussion will cover the evolution of the product architecture, lessons learned over the past six years, and how to architect state-of-the-art apps in an enterprise environment.

Learn how they went from an under-the-radar consulting project to 35% of Fortune 500 company.

About Our Speakers

Ladd Van Tol, eBay Mobile

Ladd Van Tol is the architecture lead for eBay's native mobile applications, continuing work started at Portland-based Critical Path Software in 2008.

He is a mobile architect specializing in iOS, providing underlying design and engineering for eBay for iPhone and iPad apps. At Critical Path Software, since purchased by eBay in December 2010, Ladd was the Lead engineer on custom software development for a variety of startups and Fortune 500 companies.

Ladd was previously the technical lead for TechTracker, another local Portland company.

Dan Weston, eBay Mobile

Dan Weston works on functional architecture for eBay's native mobile applications, continuing work started at Critical Path Software in 2008.

Dan has over 3 decades of software development experience ranging from founding successful startups to providing significant leadership and engineering services to Fortune 500 Companies.

Dan previously was a founding member of another Portland startup, Thetus Corporation, as well as a stint working in cryptography and security at Intel.

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Tuesday
Jun 3, 2014
Portland Code School -- Meet and Greet
Portland Code School

Interested in being a web developer, or expanding your existing knowledge? Come and learn more about how Portland Code School can give you the skills you want with the support you need. Discover what our accelerated learning programs can do for you!

We're launching a whole new category of class for existing developers looking to add new tools to their toolset! We'll be starting with Data Visualization and Mobile Development for iOS and Phonegap. In honor of our new classes, we'll also be raffling off a discount code for our intermediate classes worth $500!

At this event, you can talk with the staff, meet current and past students, introduce yourself to other prospective students. We’ll socialize while we eat, drink, and otherwise be merry!

Not quite ready for an intermediate level class? Sign up for our Web Development Primer. If you sign up for the Primer class at this event, you'll receive a $100 discount!

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Monday
Jun 23, 2014
Mobile Portland — iBeacons: What they are and why you should care
Urban Airship Inc

Come take an in-depth look at the world of iBeacon. Find out what they are, how they work and what other types of Bluetooth Low Energy beacons exist and how they differ from the iBeacon standard.

We'll also talk about security and privacy concerns for businesses and consumers of iBeacon; different use-cases for iBeacon in retail and business; what hardware options are available; and give a high-level overview of iOS and Android facilities for communicating with these devices.

About the Speakers

Steven Osborn

Steven Osborn is a start-up entrepreneur, software hacker, and hardware enthusiast. In 2009 he co-founded a mobile messaging company called Urban Airship (urbanairship.com) that powers thousands of mobile applications on iPhone and Android for companies like Starbucks, Redbox, and ESPN. In his spare time, he enjoys participating in triathlons, baking bread, traveling, and spending time with his family. Steven lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife, Jenny, and son, Theo. He is also an accomplished Guitar Hero rock star and Army veteran.

David Crow

David Crow is a mobile engineer at Urban Airship involved in early stage ibeacon r&d. He consistently spends time outside of work on quantified self projects, floating in sensory deprivation tanks, and enjoying spicy bloody marys (always gin).

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Wednesday
Aug 13, 2014
Famo.us Announcement Simulcast

Famo.us is live broadcasting an event to announce some big news about the framework and roadmap.

Location and Address Info:

Lucky Lab - Hawthrone Brew Pub http://luckylab.com/hawthorne-brew-pub/ 915 SE HAWTHORNE BLVD. PORTLAND, OR 97214

Agenda for the event:

Announcement about the future of Famo.us Collaboration partnerships with Mozilla, Adobe, and Intel Live coding demos Famo.us Wrapper Famo.us Carousel Mixed mode Mobile templates

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Monday
Aug 25, 2014
MobilePortland: Back-to-School: 17 things to know about mobile in education
Urban Airship Inc

Tonight's "back-to-school" presentation will feature two speakers to share facts and opinions on what works (or not) for mobile devices in education.

To start us off, Thor Prichard will share slides about device adoption data, implementation trends and use case examples before sharing advice about what to do (and not do) when building an app for schools.

Following him will be Sean Williams, who will walk through how different devices are used at different grade levels, why Google ChromeBooks have become so popular in education, explain the constraints in education (power, wifi coverage, bandwidth, student data privacy) and give a wishlist of what educators wish app developers would build for education.

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Thursday
Sep 25, 2014
How do I even Swift?
Jama South

Join us for the inaugural meetup of the Mobile Development PDX Meetup Organized by RipFog, featuring JP Simard from Realm, makers of a new open source mobile database built to replace Core Data & SQLite.

Presentation Topic: How do I even Swift?

Swift, Apple’s fresh new programming language, requires new ways of thinking. We'll look at how to approach the app building process to embrace Swift from different angles ranging from TDD, functional programming, documentation to dependency management.

RSVP via Meetup so we get enough beer!

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Tuesday
Oct 21, 2014
Portland Avant Garde Software - Fun with Cloud DataStore
New Relic

The Vizidrix team will be talking about some of the challenges they faced and patterns they discovered while designing a data model using Google's Cloud DataStore.

If you caught our previous event we discussed some of the concepts around event sourcing and eventual consistency. In the 'onsite' portion of this meeting we will be presenting code and talking about specific examples of using consistency constraints to your advantage in a distributed system.

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Wednesday
Nov 19, 2014
RefreshPDX - Adaptive Input
eBay Community Lounge

The doors open to the event at 6:00pm and we will start the talk at 6:30pm sharp!

Our Topic Windows 8. Chromebook Pixel. Ubuntu Phone. These devices shatter another consensual hallucination that we web developers have bought into: mobile = touch and desktop = keyboard and mouse.

We have tablets with keyboards; laptops that become tablets; laptops with touch screens; phones with physical keyboards; and even phones that become desktop computers. Not to mention new forms of input like cameras, voice control and sensors.

One of the core things that responsive design has taught us is that we have to be comfortable with the ambiguity of not knowing what the size of our canvas is going to be. Input has that same ambiguity. It is transient. It is unknowable.

Reconciling that understanding from a design and implementation perspective is going to be as big a challenge if not bigger than the one we faced coming to grips with responsive design.

We've learned how to respond to screen size. Our next challenge is learning how to adapt to different forms of input.

Our Presenter, Jason Grigsby In 2000, Jason got his first mobile phone. He became obsessed with how the world could be a better place if everyone had access to the world's information in their pockets. But WAP was crap so he headed back to the desktop web for several years. Now Jason spends far too much time thinking about mobile. Jason is a mobile strategist, co-founder of Cloudfour and frequently speaks about mobile technology and strategy.

Join us after the event for a short walk to The Raven & Rose for food & libation.

Our Venue, eBay

eBay's Portland office is located at 1400 SW 5th Ave, in the Community Lounge on the 3rd floor. Please arrive prior to 6:30.  

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Monday
Dec 8, 2014
Swift + iOS 8 Developer Training
McMenamins Edgefield

Registration is now closed.

Totem is returning to Portland for a 5-day Swift and iOS 8 developer bootcamp. Join us Dec 8th - Dec 12th for intense, hands-on, instructor led training. We are hosting the event at the famous McMenamins Edgefield resort, less than 20 minutes from downtown Portland.

For registration information and the syllabus, check out http://www.totem.training/upcoming-classes

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Wednesday
Dec 10, 2014
Tech + Pong Winter Tournament SE PDX
AltSource

Tech folks getting together to pong it up.

Year-end tournament not to be missed!

Two Tournament Brackets:

1) The Best of the Best (for pongers who can smash, hit, and rock their way through a pong game).

2) The Best of the Worst (for rookie pongers who just want to have fun and the thought of "spinning a slice shot" seems like something having to do with a pizza parlor).

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Monday
Jan 12, 2015
FutureTalk Thought Leaders Panel + Happy Half-Hour
New Relic

Mobile Strategy for Today and Tomorrow

A mobile thought leaders panel moderated by Rick Turoczy

› Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

Just a few short years ago, most organizations didn’t even have a mobile app. Today mobile has infiltrated virtually every sector of industry and mobile e-commerce generates over half of all e-commerce sales. Is it important for every organization to have a mobile strategy?

To address this question, New Relic is kicking off 2015 with our first ever FutureTalks PDX speaker panel! This event will bring together local thought leaders in the mobile app space to discuss the strategies and challenges their organizations face in building and managing high performing mobile apps or services, and the teams that support them.

These visionaries include:

  • Jonathan Karon, Mobile Engineering Manager, New Relic
  • Sasha Mace, Director of Mobile, Simple
  • Michael Richardson, Co-Founder and Director of Product, Urban Airship
  • Sridhar Solur, Managing Director, Next Gen Computing- Wearables, IOT

Panelists will be asked to reflect on the challenges and key strategies they employ today, and how they see mobile strategy evolving for their organizations in the future. If you have a specific question(s) that you would like us to consider posing to our speakers, please email those to [email protected].

› Doors will open at 5:30 for a 30-minute networking happy hour! The food, beer and drinks are provided by Bellagios and New Relic. The presentation will begin promptly at 6p.

› FutureTalk is brought to you by New Relic in collaboration with TAO

Friday
Feb 6, 2015
[CANCELED] Little Oregon Laboratory Hackathon
through CrowdCompass by Cvent

Sponsored and hosted by CrowdCompass by Cvent, you’ll have 48 uninterrupted hours to build the coolest, most effective tool you can dream up. The only rule? Keep it mobile.

Join CrowdCompass for our annual hackathon in our brand new office! We’re pumped to be gathering Portland’s top talent together for a weekend of innovation and camaraderie. We’ll keep you satisfied with local food, coffee and beverages so you can focus on the task at hand. Cost to participate is $50.

Space is limited; please follow the link and register in advance so we know how many pancakes to flip.

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Tuesday
Feb 17, 2015
ISSA Portland February 2015 Symposium - BYOD
Tiger Woods Center, Nike campus, Beaverton, OR

Two presentations on BYOD strategy, followed by a panel discussion.

Speaker 1 "BYOD Policy, Trust Continuum, and Enforcement Technologies"

In 2015, nearly every organization has had to take a position on where they stand with BYOD. Some IT leaders fully embrace it, others are still pretending it does not exist. While others have defined a "Trust Continuum" granting access in trade for control. Such a innovative approach is impossible without accompanying "Trust Continuum" technical controls to enforce the administrative policy. This presentation will cover from policy to technical enforcement of trust.

Collin Miller “Secure Mobility: IT Strategy for the Mobile Enterprise,” delivers a clear assessment of the state of mobile security today paired with an insightful look into what the future holds. He shares vetted strategies for implementing BYOD and packs his talk with practical information about available tools for mobile device and application management.

Collin Miller has spent more than a decade thinking about, designing and implementing secure IT infrastructures, especially those incorporating BYOD and mobile device management policies. He is a strategic planner, highly skilled and certified in technologies that touch nearly every part of the enterprise. Currently, Collin focuses his attention and energy on mobile device security and management, DLP, remote access and authentication, next-gen firewalls and SIEM.

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Wednesday
Feb 18, 2015
Tech+Pong in SW Portland
CrowdCompass by Cvent

Do you work for a tech company in any way, shape, or form (start-up, developer, marketing, design, admin, tech student, etc.)? Do you want to be more involved in the Portland tech community? Come by and play some Ping-Pong! Or, just come by for some good conversation and a beer. Headbands, wristbands, and other such attire are encouraged.

This event is free but please RSVP so we can get a head count for food and drinks

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Wednesday
Mar 18, 2015
NIKE Tech Talk
Nike Decathlon Club Cafe

NIKE Tech Talk

Thank you to the 175+ people who attended the first NIKE Tech Talk in our new program! The event was a big success and we're excited to host a second evening of talks.

Please join us at the NIKE campus on Wednesday, March 18th (3:30-7:00pm) for two tech talks, snacks, and drinks. Learn more about the talks and RSVP at: http://niketechtalks-march2015.splashthat.com.

The Insecurity of Things

Stephen A. Ridley (Principal, Xipiter LLC)

...and Hardware for All

Joe Grand (Founder and Principal Engineer, Grand Idea Studio)

For those of you who attended last time, the venue set up has been adjusted for an improved attendee experience. If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with us.

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Tech+Pong in SW Portland
CrowdCompass by Cvent

Do you work for a tech company in any way, shape, or form (start-up, developer, marketing, design, admin, tech student, etc.)? Do you want to be more involved in the Portland tech community? Come by and play some Ping-Pong! Or, just come by for some good conversation and a beer. Headbands, wristbands, and other such attire are encouraged.

This event is free but please RSVP so we can get a head count for food and drinks

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Wednesday
Apr 15, 2015
MotionPDX
Copious

MotionPDX

Join us for MotionPDX as we talk about building mobile applications in RubyMotion! We'll have pizza & beer starting 6:45pm, so stop by a little early if you want to have dinner and socialize before the presentations.

Presentation at 7pm


Huge thanks to Copious for providing the space, pizza and beer this month.

Agenda:


6:45pm - show up early and mingle

7:00pm - Event begins!

  • Announcements
  • Presentation: Testing with Bacon - Jamon Holmgren of ClearSight
  • Q&A

8:00pm - Hang out and get to know other RubyMotion enthusiasts

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Wednesday
May 27, 2015
MotionPDX
Copious

Join us for Motion PDX as we build mobile applications in RubyMotion!

Copious will graciously be providing our meeting space, along with pizza and beer for the evening. (Thanks Copious!)

We just got some simulator-only RubyMotion licenses for MotionPDX attendees only! If you'd like to get your hands into some RubyMotion code without buying a full license, this is your chance!

You don't need to have a project to attend, but if you do, feel free to bring it along to get help from the group or just put in a few extra hours.

Agenda:
6:45pm - show up early and mingle
7:00pm - Event begins!

  • Announcements
  • Group hacking

8:00pm - Hang out and get to know other RubyMotion enthusiasts

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Tuesday
Jun 30, 2015
My Favorite App - presented by the Oregon Computer Consultants Assn.
Max's Fanno Creek Brew Pub

OCCA Meetings are free and open to the public though food and beverages orders help keep the restaurant owners happy.

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):

Title: My Favorite App - an Open Discussion

Come ready to share your favorite app (or two). We want everyone to contribute. Just tell us in 3 or 4 minutes what app you use a lot and think is wonderful. Any operating system. Any app type. We'll have a projector and attempt to get to a descriptive web page for each app. The goal is to present 15 to 20 different apps to give everyone an idea for software that could be useful for them and also for their clients.

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Wednesday
Sep 9, 2015
Configuration and Initialization (First Meeting!) - Portland .NET Mobile Developers Group
Viewpoint Tech Center

It's our first group meeting! We will spend some time getting to know each other, getting a feel for the group's experience, and forging ideas for what to discuss over the next few Meetups. Come prepared with your ideas and questions!

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Saturday
Oct 3, 2015
Xamarin Dev Day
Viewpoint Tech Center

Xamarin Dev Days provide attendees with an intense, hands-on learning experience. Spend the morning exploring mobile development with sessions from Xamarin, our technology partners, and members of your local developer community, then roll up your sleeves for an afternoon dedicated to diving into code.

For a taste of the Xamarin community be sure to join your local Portland Mobile .NET Developers Group that meets regularly covering Xamarin and other Mobile topics! Be sure to check the Dev Days website as we will be adding more events soon.

You must register on the website to attend.

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Monday
Oct 12, 2015
a11y Working Group: Gitbook Part II
Puppet

Didn't make it to part I? That is ok - come along anyway! At our September meetup, we started our open-source accessibility planning guide, using Gitbooks. We defined the goal of the book as a concise guide for decision-makers in companies making software applications. We roughed out chapters and each took one (see book for details on page one of each chapter).

Our first milestone will be a chapter draft from each of us by the November meetup, when we will work on it more. Gitbooks enables anyone to write and design lovely books with as much public collaboration as they wish.

Monday
Oct 26, 2015
PDXAUX Guest Presenter: Gian Wild on Mobile Accessibility
Puppet

Join us at Puppet Labs for a presentation by Gian Wild on how to make your mobile sites accessible. You want to make sure your desktop site is fully accessible but now it is perhaps more important to make sure your mobile site or responsive web site is fully accessible to people with with disabilities. Many people with disabilities prefer using a mobile device to the desktop. WCAG2 was written before mobile devices were ubiquitous, and there are some accessibility issues unique to the mobile format, such as lack of keyboard, lack of mouse hover and reduced screen size. Gian will be talking about the most common problems and how you can avoid them.

More about Gian Wild:

Gian Wild is the CEO of AccessibilityOz an Australian company that is expanding into the U.S. Market. Gian has worked in the accessibility industry since 1998 and consulted on the development of the first Level AAA accessible web site in Australia. She ran the accessibility consultancy PurpleTop from 2000 to 2005 and built the accessibility tool, PurpleCop. Gian Wild spent seven years on the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group and contributed to the W3C Evaluation and Repair Tools Working Group and the W3C Authoring Tools Accessibility Guidelines Working Group. She spent six years contributing to the development of WCAG2. In addition to her accessibility work, Gian is often asked to judge the accessibility aspect of web awards, having previously judged the Web Directions McFarlane Award, been the Accessibility Judge for FullCodePress (build a web site in a day) twice and has been the Accessibility Judge for the Australian Web Awards three years running.

Soft drinks provided by Puppet Labs.

The Portland Accessibility and User Experience Meetup will address how to incorporate accessibility and universal design principles into project planning, user research, and UX evaluation. The purpose of this meet up is to host an ongoing conversation about how to design and build tools that are inclusive to the greatest number of people possible - meaning those with and without (dis)abilities.

We intend to discuss topics related to accessibility policy and regulations, incorporating people with disabilities into an iterative project lifecycle, how to conduct UX research with diverse populations, automated and manual tools for UX evaluation, building accessibility into company policy and practice, and much more!

A UX Universal and Inclusive Design meet up is timely as we see the Dept. of Justice handing down ruling after ruling requiring digital products and services to be accessible (i.e. Netflix, Redbox, Target, etc...). This meet up will provide a much needed resource for Portland based companies and individuals interested in accessibility, universal design, and inclusive design.

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Wednesday
Nov 11, 2015
Portland Mobile .NET Developers Group - Let's build something!
Viewpoint Tech Center

Our next meeting is going to be a hands on open lab accommodating multiple levels of experience. All projects and ideas are welcome, and we'll group up around common interests.

Doors are open at 6, with a rolling start around 6:30.

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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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Wednesday
Dec 9, 2015
Portland Mobile .NET Developers Group - All Things Xamarin 2015
Viewpoint Tech Center

It’s coming up on the end of 2015, and a lot has happened in the world of Xamarin development.

The folks at Xamarin want to make sure that no one has missed anything important, so we are hosting an end-of-year user group event to celebrate the highlights.

Xamarin we’ll help sponsor this event with some cool giveaways, including swag and even a comp subscription for one lucky attendee at each event.

Also we will continue to build the thing we started a month earlier.

Doors are open at 6, with a rolling start around 6:30.

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Wednesday
Jan 6, 2016
Reboot! Getting started with RubyMotion to build an iOS app.
Elemental Technologies

Happy new year! Want to build a mobile app in 2016? Come join us and learn how to use RubyMotion to build that app in half the time in a syntax that you will enjoy!

Our first meeting of the new year we will be a workshop. We will walk through getting a free version of RubyMotion installed on your laptop, building an iOS app to fetch data from an API, display the data as a list, pass data from the list to a detail screen, and apply some basic styling.

We'll be at a new location, provided by Elemental Technologies. You're on your own for dinner until we can find a pizza sponsor.

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Wednesday
Jan 13, 2016
Portland Mobile .NET Developers Group - Hacking social
Viewpoint Tech Center

It's a new year, make it the year you dive into mobile, or take it to the next level!

We're getting together to chat about mobile, and get hands on. We'll have activities at all levels, from getting started for the first time, to bring-your-own-projects, to a group project we started in November or other projects of choice. Bring your selves and bring your sleeves (rolled up!)

Doors are open at 6.

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Wednesday
Mar 30, 2016
PDX Tech + Pong
AltSource

How it works:

Come have a beer and (if you want to) play some pong:

Do you work for a tech company in any way, shape, or form (start-up, developer, marketing, design, admin, tech student, etc.)? Do you want to be more involved in the Portland tech community? Come by and play some Ping-Pong! Or, just come by for some good conversation and a beer. Headbands, wristbands, and other such attire are encouraged.

Please RSVP so we can get a head count.

Location:

AltSource is on the ground level and has plenty of parking spaces nearby.

AltSource is a driven software development team focused on delivering custom applications of exceptional quality across any enterprise. Located in SE Portland, AltSource will be opening their doors and their kegerator to the PDX tech community. Looking for a job with a kegerator? http://www.altsrc.net/Careers

Sponsor:

The Dyrt - Love camping and outdoor adventures? Come work for a fun start-up http://blog.thedyrt.com/category/jobs/

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Thursday
Mar 31, 2016
March Camp Optimization Meet-Up
Ecliptic Brewing

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.

This month’s discussion topic: The Power of Unified Customer Data & Segment Marketing. Camp Optimization welcomes Craig Schinn, Senior Director of Solutions Consulting at Lytics. With a strong analytics background, and over 15 years e-commerce and digital marketing experience, Craig knows how to turn customer data into dollars. Join us this month as we discuss the power of customer journey mapping, and hear first hand what it takes to create more effective personalized experiences across email, web, and mobile.

Lytics is a Portland-based, easy-to-use customer data platform that creates insightful user profiles for powering personalized marketing. Check them out here www.getlytics.com.

We'll be meeting at Ecliptic Brewing for some beer and casual networking. First round 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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Refactoring for Asynchronous Execution on Mobile
Smarsh

To improve responsiveness, developers often use asynchronous programming. In the post-PC era, asynchronous programming is even more in demand because mobile and wearable devices have limited resources and access the network excessively. One current development task is refactoring long-running, blocking synchronous code (for example, accessing the Web, a cloud, a database, or a file system) into nonblocking asynchronous code. This talk describes the refactorings that improve responsiveness, along with the obstacles of using asynchrony. It also presents the challenges of retrofitting asynchrony and presents program analyses and transformations and a growing, practical toolset and resources for retrofitting asynchrony.

Speaker

Danny Dig- Assistant Professor in the School of EECS at Oregon State University and an Adjunct Professor at University of Illinois

He published over 50 journal and conference papers on refactoring, of which five won awards at top Software Engineering conferences. According to Google Scholar, his publications have been cited 2200+ times. His PhD dissertation on API refactoring won the David Kuck Outstanding PhD dissertation award at U. of Illinois, the First Prize at the interdisciplinary ACM Student Research Competition Grand Finals, and the First Prize at the ACM SIGPLAN SRC. He wrote the world’s first open-source refactoring engine for Java (which was downloaded over 17,000 times in 2001).

Some of his other refactoring tools are shipping with the official release of Eclipse, NetBeans, or VisualStudio IDE and are used by millions of Java and C# developers. He regularly teaches on the topic of refactoring at summer schools, conference tutorials, and technical courses in industry.

More info about his research and teaching is available on his homepage.

Event Details Date: Thursday, March 31st, 2016 Location: TBD Time: 5:30-7:30 Price: $25 Members/$45 Nonmembers

Event Sponsor: UnoSquare

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Wednesday
Apr 20, 2016
Portland Mobile .NET Developers Group - Hacking social
Viewpoint Tech Center

We're getting together to chat about mobile, and get hands on. We'll have activities at all levels, from getting started for the first time, to bring-your-own-projects, to a group project we started in November or other projects of choice. Bring your selves and bring your sleeves (rolled up!)

Doors are open at 6.

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Wednesday
May 18, 2016
WebVisions Portland
through Revolution Hall

This is Design x Strategy: Building the Future Web WebVisions Portland May 18-20 at PNCA and Revolution Hall http://www.webvisionsevent.com/portland/

Discover how mobile and connected devices, design, user experience and content strategy are impacting the the future of the Web. Get the inside scoop from the Internet’s leading experts: Douglas Rushkoff will explore themes from his new book, “Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus”, Mike Monteiro muses on why “This is the Golden Age of Design...and we’re screwed”, Nina Freeman will share her experiences in creating indie games and more. Sign up for a Three Day Pass to experience awesome workshops with Nathan Shedroff, Aaron Draplin, Leo Frishberg, Paul Backett, and Chris Butler.

Register today at: http://wvpdx16.eventbrite.com

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Wednesday
Sep 14, 2016
Refactoring for Asynchronous Execution on Mobile Devices
CENTRL Office

To improve responsiveness, developers often use asynchronous programming architecture. In the post-PC era, asynchronous programming is even more in demand because mobile and wearable devices have limited resources and access the network excessively. One current development task is refactoring long-running, blocking synchronous code (for example, accessing the Web, a cloud, a database, or a file system) into nonblocking asynchronous code. Danny will guide us through the challenges of retrofitting code from synchronous to asynchronous while presenting program analyses as well as showcasing a growing, practical tool set for this process.

  • Speaker - Danny Dig, Assistant Professor in the School of EECS at Oregon State University & Adjunct Professor at University of Illinois

Registration options include online (12:00pm - 1:00pm) or in-person (11:30am - 1:00pm)

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Thursday
Jan 5, 2017
Power to the (Mobile) People! - GraphQL w/ Howard Lewis Ship
Puppet

GraphQL is a way to expose your services and data to your clients in a uniform, efficient, and client-driven way.It sidesteps much of the confusion and clutter of a REST solution, and provides clear solutionsto scalability, documentation, and updates to your data and services. We've been having great successwith GraphQL at Walmart, and are soon to release an open-source Clojure implementation.

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Wednesday
Feb 1, 2017
Practical User Management for Web and Mobile Developers - Registration required
WeWork Custom House 220 Northwest 8th Avenue Portland, OR 97209

Implementing user management in the age of password breaches, hybrid topologies, Social and Enterprise SSO, MFA, etc is not for the faint of heart. This event is to share knowledge and explore best practices.

Implementation choices - DB / OpenID / LDAP / Auth0 Outsourcing User Management options (Amazon Cognito, others) Enterprise-ready with Federated SSO support, SCIM Risk-based authentication, MFA, and other alternatives Complying with standards - PCI / SOC2 / HIPAA / NIST

Pre-register for the event at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/practical-user-management-for-web-and-mobile-developers-tickets-2508137908

Check for the status prior to the event as it is subject to attendance

Thursday
Jun 15, 2017
React Native Portland Presents
Crowd Compass

Please join us for React Native Portland meetup and presentation nite.

We will have Jamon Holmgren, Founder and COO of Infinite Red ( https://infinite.red/ ) giving a talk about the versatile and powerful CLI tool they have built for React Native - Ignite CLI https://github.com/infinitered/ignite/blob/master/README.md

According to Jamon, "we love React Native at Infinite Red and we are using it to build real Mobile apps for our clients"

Ignite CLI is a great tool for beginners as well as experts in React Native.

If you are just curious to get started on RN, or you are developing in iOS or Android and want to explore the 'other platform', or have been using RN but just want to expand your knowledge, his talk should have something for everyone.

Infinite Red is also hosting a dedicated conference on React Native, Chain React, right here in Portland July 10th and 11th.

Please join us for the RN Meetup on June 15th, 6pm at CrowdCompass.

There will be free Pizza and Beer!

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Thursday
Jul 20, 2017
React Native Portland - Tips & lessons from building a large scale production app in react native
Mercari

Let's keep up the momentum built by ChainReact with our next meeting on July 20th (3rd Thursday) at 6pm.

This meetup is being graciously sponsored by Mercari Mercari is a consumer marketplace app which provides a hassle-free and secure way to buy and sell items straight from your mobile device or tablet and has had over 75 million downloads across Japan and the US. They have transitioned their iOS and Android app to React Native.

Bocelli Hu, Head Of Engineering at Mercari, Inc. and two engineers will be giving a talk about their experiences with React Native and will be sharing tips and lessons learnt in building a large scale production app in React Native.

Speakers:

Bocelli Hu, Head Of Engineering https://www.linkedin.com/in/bocelli-hu-825a8a13a/

Philip Mok, Frontend Engineer https://www.linkedin.com/in/mokphilip/

Tomoaki Imai, Android Engineer https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomoaki-imai-52104170/

Location [ changed for this month ] Mercari Offices at 110 SW Yamhill St, Portland, OR 97204

6:00pm Networking, pizza and drinks 7:00pm Tech Presentations (about 1 hour) 9:00pm End of the event

Please come and meet and network with other folks in React Native.

FREE PIZZA and BEER provided by Mercari

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Thursday
Oct 5, 2017
Fuctional Mobility: React Native with ClojureScript w/ Josh Miller
Puppet

Facebook's Javascript-based cross-platform mobile solution React Native has been rapidly gaining mindshare recently, and for good reason: it's a tasteful, flexible, understandable way to build performant mobile applications by repurposing your web stack knowledge.

And since it's Javascript-based, Clojurescript is an ideal functional language to equip your mobile development environment with space-age benefits like immutable data, pure functions, and best-of-all, REPL-driven UIs.

Come learn how to bootstrap a mobile environment with React Native, Clojurescript, and re-frame, and how to incorporate native code for functionality not yet handled by React Native.

About Josh Miller

Josh Miller has been building software professionally for over a decade, in fields ranging from Erlang-backed Twitter crawlers to Objective-C iOS apps, but his heart belongs to Clojure. Josh is a software consultant living in Portland, OR.

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Thursday
Mar 8, 2018
Angular Portland March: AOT, TDD, & NativeScript!
Vacasa

We've got three awesome 15 minute talks for you this month!

Venue and Food
This month we're hosted by the fantastic folks at Vacasa, and food this month is brought to you by Apex Systems!

Our Talks
Setting Up AOT with ngUpgrade: We all love the CLI, but in an ngUpgrade project, you can't always use it. Yet we need to be able to take both Angular and AngularJS to production. That means we need to be able to set up our Angular project and our Webpack build to use Angular's AOT compiler. In this talk, Sam Julien will show you how to do it and what pitfalls to avoid.

_(ツ)_/¯ Works on my machine: a practical approach to TDD: How do you know if your code works? common stigma: [“You should writes tests", "If you don't write tests from the start, you'll never get around to it”, “I never have time to write tests”]. Nathan Brenner is here to show you how he got around these hurdles.

Say Bye Bye to Hybrid apps, and Hello to NativeScript: Ever wanted to develop native mobile apps but couldn’t find the time to learn new languages? Or, you tried hybrid app development but were not happy with the performance? NativeScript is here to offer you the best of hybrid and native development workflow. With NativeScript, you are already a Mobile app developer! You will get a development experience which is similar to the web, while still getting a native mobile app as the end result. AND you can get to market up to 5x faster than a native approach, with no compromise to performance. Shiva Prasad joins us remotely all the way from India for this exciting talk!

Our Speakers
Sam Julien (@samjulien) is the founder of UpgradingAngularJS.com and a C# and JavaScript developer at Energy Trust of Oregon. He's also the co-organizer of this meetup (woot!).

Nathan Brenner (@njbrenner) is a senior software engineer with lots of Angular experience. He's currently funemployed but that's subject to change.

Shiva Prasad (@MultiShiv19) is a Lead Software Developer at Bfit Technologies, a partner at nStudio.io, and a NativeScript Developer Expert.

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Wednesday
Dec 5, 2018
GeoDev Meetup (Mobile!)
Esri PDX R&D Center

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.

Join us on Wednesday, December 5th for a Mobile-themed meetup. That means the intro, keynote, and lighting talks will all be focused on usages of mobile within the context of GIS. Food and beverages will be provided at the meetup.

Have you built a cool geospatial mobile app recently that you'd like to show off? Submit a lightning talk! We'd love to see it!

Find out more details and RSVP on our Meetup page.

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Tuesday
Dec 18, 2018
Tech Talk: Runtime Monitors for Hybrid Mobile Apps and Other Stories
Galois Inc.

Abstract:

The formidable growth of the cyber-threat landscape today is accompanied by an imperative need for providing high-assurance software solutions. In the last decade, binary hardening via In-lined Reference Monitoring (IRMs) has been firmly established as a powerful and versatile technology, providing superior security enforcement for many platforms. IRM frameworks rewrite untrusted binary code, inserting runtime checks to produce safe, self-monitoring code; IRMs are equipped with the ability to enforce a rich set of history-based policies, without requiring access to source code.

In this talk, we present HybridGuard, an IRM framework for hybrid mobile apps. Hybrid mobile frameworks, such as React Native, Ionic, PhoneGap etc., are rapidly becoming the mainstay technology for developing mobile apps. Here, the developer need only write web code, and the framework automatically ports to popular mobile platforms such as Android, iOS etc. While slick, quick, and cost-effective, the exposure of sensitive mobile device resources to web content dramatically increases the attack surface, rendering the apps vulnerable to a slew of dangerous attacks such as code-injection, fracking, cross-site scripting, tapjacking, amongst others.

HybridGuard allows developers fine-grained access control and rich policy enforcement over hybrid mobile apps, protecting against the dangerous vulnerabilities that web code inclusion brings. We will discuss the research challenges and successes on adapting the IRM technology to secure this complex, cross-platform mobile space, and probe into its natural extension into the world of Internet-of-Things.

Bio:

Dr. Meera Sridhar is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Software and Information Systems at UNC Charlotte. Her research interests span language-based and systems security, formal methods, and their application to web, mobile and Internet-of-Things security. Her research is currently supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Dr. Sridhar is a member of ACM, ACM-W and WiCyS.

Dr. Sridhar received her Bachelor’s in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University in 2002, graduating with University and College Honors. She received her Master’s in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University in 2004, and her Ph.D. in Computer Science from The University of Texas at Dallas in 2014. Dr. Sridhar is an International Baccalaureate Diploma holder from the International School Manila, Philippines.

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