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Saturday
May 16, 2009
Cre8camp Corvallis
Madison Ave Collective

Cre8Camp is an unconference for creative industries professionals. It is an ad-hoc gathering for participants to learn, network and share in an open environment with discussions, demos and interaction all led by the attendees.

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Wednesday
Aug 12, 2009
dMob with Portland AIGA
North 45

All right dMobbers, July is almost over, and we know you are all hoping that none of your clients or co-workers saw you at one of the multitude of Portland’s famous beer festivals. You are probably dreading the, “Hey, wasn’t that you I saw hitting on the beer chip lady” conversation. Well, it is time to come out to do some damage control. dMob is classing it up this August at North 45. North 45 has wine, fancy cocktails, and promises to be an environment free from hop crowns, loud crowd cheers, and inebriated handstand competitions. Make new creative friends and never forget the dMob mantra… “Can I buy you a drink?”

The dMob Concept This is our monthly gathering for the entire Portland design community. Social interaction and networking is the core of this monthly event. AIGA Portland wants to encourage discussion, business development, and help foster a more dynamic design community here in Portland. Plus, with such a plethora of independent breweries, our choice of venues and beverages is expansive.

Fees Free and open to the public. That’s right, no charge! For one, you’ll have a great time. And even better, it’s an amazing opportunity to network and meet fellow designers.

How It Works It’s simple. When you arrive, you’ll get a sticker to wear. Venture forth, find another sticker-wearer and offer them a drink. That’s the trick: you can’t just drink your own, that just wouldn’t be social. It’s a great way to break the ice.

Additional Info If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact: [email protected]

dMob now has a permanent web page on the Portland AIGA site. Go to http://portland.aiga.org/events/network for all your linking or bookmarking needs.

You can now view past event photos at our Flickr gallery: http://www.flickr.com/photos/portland_aiga

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Thursday
Oct 29, 2009
OEN's Venture Northwest 2009
The Nines Hotel

OEN's Venture Northwest (formerly Venture Oregon) is an annual conference that draws institutional investors and investment bankers from across the Western U.S. who are interested in emerging Northwest businesses and the region's growth segments. It's a great way for investors to connect with the area's hottest emerging Northwest businesses.

Northwest businesses that have presented at Venture Northwest have raised over $1.3 billion in venture capital since 1996 and over $68 million in angel investment.*

*Not all Northwest businesses that presented had investments reported in Venture Source.

Please visit the OEN Event calendar to register to attend this event.

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Thursday
Mar 4, 2010
OEN Workshop: Valuing Your Company
Lane Powell

Join OEN and speaker Naomi Derner for an OEN Workshop Thursday, March 4th from 4:00-6:00 P.M.

As an early stage entrepreneur looking for the first round of funding, one of the most daunting tasks may be determining the valuation of your company. In this workshop, we will cover the basics of valuing a seed or launch stage company, and answer some questions, such as:

  • Who sets the valuation - the company or the investor?
  • What does pre-money and post-money valuation mean? How do I calculate it?
  • How do I value my company if we don’t yet have revenues?
  • How do investors determine the valuation?
  • How have valuations changed in the economic downturn?

We'll explain the terminology, demystify the math and explain some of the ways that valuation is set during the funding process. There will be plenty of time for Q&A, so come armed with your questions and be ready to participate in a lively discussion about valuing early stage companies.

To sign up for this workshop, or for more information visit http://www.oen.org/events.aspx?id=133

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Wednesday
Mar 10, 2010
dMob dLux: design + tech = <3
PIE: Portland Incubator Experiment

dMob is gettin’ dLux! This month we have an extraordinary installment of dMob for you and we are bringing together not only the design community but also the tech community. Our friends at PIE are graciously opening up their space to a fantastic night of mingling and creative activities (not to mention complimentary hors d’oeuvres, beer, and wine). BYOM (Bring Your Own Mug)

So bring your fellow designers, techie neighbors, and witty repartee. Maybe we’re not so different after all?

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Thursday
Mar 25, 2010
OEN SwapMeet - March
Someday Lounge

Ready to innovate? Launch a company? Meet the mover's and shakers or Oregon's entrepreneurial community?

Oregon's economy is going to rebound and thrive with innovators and entrepreneurs leading the way by developing new opportunities for economic growth. SwapMeet is a great way to meet the people who are the drivers of this effort.

Join us at the OEN SwapMeet, a networking program specifically for people looking to connect with entrepreneurs, early-stage companies, and the people who can help Oregon businesses grow.

There's no entrance fee, and no pressure. Just networking, connecting, and a no-host happy hour! We hope to see you there.

When: Thursday, March 25th Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where: Someday Lounge, 125 NW 5th Ave, Portland, OR Cost: No fee

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Tuesday
Jun 14, 2011
2011 USENIX Federated Conferences Week (FCW '11)
through Portland Marriott (Downtown)

Back for 2011, USENIX is combining established conferences and new workshops into one week chock full of research, training, and information.

The USENIX Federated Conferences Week offers a unique opportunity to gain insight into a variety of "hot" topics, while the joint lunches, breaks, and evening events provide unparalleled networking possibilities.

USENIX is again making it easy to customize your program to meet your needs. Your daily registration gets you into all the events happening that day. Plus, registration packages offer expanded discounts: the more days you attend, the more you save!

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Wednesday
Aug 3, 2011
Personal Telco Project Weekly Meeting
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Weekly meeting of the Personal Telco Project, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Portland, Oregon dedicated to the idea that people have a central role in how their networks are operated.

Weeklies tend to be very quiet and casual, but all are welcome!

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Wednesday
Aug 10, 2011
Personal Telco Project Weekly Meeting
World Cup Coffee

Weekly meeting of the Personal Telco Project, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Portland, Oregon dedicated to the idea that people have a central role in how their networks are operated.

Weeklies tend to be very quiet and casual, but all are welcome!

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Wednesday
Oct 26, 2011
OEN New Member Orientation
Someday Lounge

OEN offers many ways for you to connect with the Portland entrepreneurial community and leverage your contacts to create success for your business. Come to our next event, meet other OEN members, and hear how you can use all of the benefits that are part of OEN membership from a veteran OEN member.

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Tuesday
Nov 8, 2011
OEN Light a Fire 2011
Portland Art Museum

The Light A Fire Awards Dinner honors the nonprofit organizations and individuals whose extraordinary acts of service embody the Portland spirit of giving to make our region more prosperous, beautiful, healthful, and sustainable— in a word, better—for all of us.

Proceeds benefit OEN’s Entrepreneurs Foundation of the Northwest.

6pm Cocktail Hour 7pm Dinner & Awards Ceremony

Special thanks to our sponsors below who make the evening possible.

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Tuesday
Nov 15, 2011
OEN's Angel Oregon 2012
Sentinel Hotel

For innovators, investors, and networkers alike, OEN’s Angel Oregon is more than the northwest’s premier angel investment prize conference; it’s where breakthrough ideas are nurtured, new markets are tapped, and invaluable business connections are made.

At OEN’s Angel Oregon 2012 investment conference, Oregon and southwest Washington’s brightest entrepreneurs will be competing for the launch-stage investment award. It is the perfect opportunity for entrepreneurs to present to accredited angel investors.

This must-attend event gives presenting companies excellent visibility and a chance to obtain substantial investment capital by bringing together Oregon and southwest Washington’s brightest entrepreneurial talent with accredited angel investors.

People interested in applying or investing should visit www.oenangeloregon.org to learn more.

Conference attendence includes: lunch, keynote speaker, presentations followed by questions and answers by Launch Stage Company Finalists and Concept Stage Company Finalists, vote for audience favorites, announcement of winners, and celebratory networking reception.

Pricing

•Early bird Member Registration: $185 (Early bird pricing ends March 22nd)

•Early bird Non-member: $310 (Includes a one-year individual membership to OEN)

•OEN Member Registration: $210 (After March 22nd)

•OEN Non-member Registration: $335 ( Includes a one-year individual membership to OEN)

•Academic Registration: $140

•Additional colleague from finalist company: $132

•OEN Board and Angel Oregon Committee Registration: $130

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Gorge OEN Presents... "Entrepreneurship, Inspiration & Visionary Decision Making", Paul O'Brien
Columbia Center for the Arts

Paul O'Brien, who founded Visionary Networks/Tarot.com, will share his experiences and perspective as an entrepreneur who bootstrapped an innovative Internet-based content business, invented his own unique approach to monetizing it via 'micropayments', turned Google, AOL, MySpace and others into major partners in helping grow a following for the company’s horoscope readings to millions of users per month, and then sold the company for $21M in 2007. Paul will touch on motivation, desire, and innovation as they apply to successful entrepreneurship, and share in depth how he developed better decision making ability, which he credits as key to his process. Paul has served as the “Pathways” radio host for KBOO for 25 years, and now runs his own foundation. Whether you have started your own venture or are thinking about it, this presentation will give you plenty of food for thought.

$5.00 Gorge OEN Members $10.00 Non Gorge OEN Members Online Registration Deadline: Nov. 11, 2011 @ Noon

For information: Robin Cope, Gorge OEN, Executive Director, [email protected], 541-296-8080

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Thursday
Nov 17, 2011
Xenium HR Webinar Series: Employment Law Overview
Online

As you grow your business, it is important that you have access to current employer compliance requirements. Knowing when and how to comply with employment laws will help protect your company from unnecessary risk and in turn affect employee morale. By communicating policies & expectations clearly, applying consistent treatment, and dealing with issues head-on with confidence, you are able to garner the respect of your work group and ultimately enhance the performance of your company.

•Determine the compliance requirements that are applicable to your business

•Mitigate your employer risk through sound employment practices

•Gain ongoing access to compliance information and resources

Speaker: Suzi Allgood

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Wednesday
Nov 30, 2011
OEN Workshop: What Entrepreneurs need to know about Term Sheets
Ater Wynne

This workshop will cover the basics concepts of angel investments that a company should know before negotiating with investors or participating in any angel competition, including understanding a term sheet, preparing for an angel investment, and understanding the process and timeline for completing an angel investment. The workshop will be led by experienced startup attorneys, and will cover the term sheet used in the Angel Oregon competition.

Speakers •Ernie Bootsma - Ater Wynne •Scott Davidson - Lane Powell •Jon Summers - White Summers

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OEN Angel Oregon 2012: Investor Information Session & Reception
Lane Powell

Learn about angel investing and OEN’s Angel Oregon experience and process at the Angel Oregon 2012 Investor Information Session & Reception. OEN's Angel Oregon is an annual investment conference for concept and launch stage companies. Investors looking for an opportunity to diversify their investment portfolios, learn more about angel investing, as well as have fun and network with the Oregon entrepreneurial community should attend.

Presenters:

•Drew Smith, Investor Recruitment Chair, Angel Oregon 2012 •Shelley Gunton, Chair, Angel Oregon 2012 •Bill Stevens , LLC Manager Panel of angel investors who have benefitted from their experience with Angel Oregon. Other AO12 Steering Committee members

**Note: Attendees must meet the SEC accredited investors' criteria. See requirements in the following link: http://www.sec.gov/answers/accred.htm.

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Thursday
Dec 1, 2011
OEN Workshop: Intellectual Property Tool Kit for Start-Ups: Practical Advice for Avoiding Some of the Biggest IP Mistakes New Businesses Make
Tonkon Torp LLP

Tonkon Torp's Intellectual Property Practice Group will provide practical guidance to new business owners on avoiding common intellectual property pitfalls when starting a business. The speakers will cover a number of important topics for new business owners, including branding, trade secret protection, financing/investor disclosure issues, idea submission and restrictions on use of internet materials The presentation is intended to give attendees a roadmap for understanding and addressing potential IP liability issues when starting a business.

The speakers are all members of Tonkon Torp's Intellectual Property Practice Group:

•Vicki Ballou, Partner, Tonkon Torp- Ms. Ballou specializes in intellectual property licensing •Ari Okano, Tonkon Torp- Ms. Okano's practice is focused on trademarks and copyrights •Steven Wilker, Partner, Tonkon Torp- Mr. Wilker practice commercial litigation, including copyright, media and other intellectual property matters

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OEN Angel Oregon Information Session - For Companies Seeking Outside Investors - Dec. 2011
Miller Nash

Learn about what angel investors look for in an angel investment, what it means to be "investor ready", the Angel Oregon application, how to use GUST (the software platform used by Angel Oregon to gather and review company information), the Angel Oregon process, and a brief overview of the Angel Oregon 2012 term sheet. OEN’s Angel Oregon is an annual investment conference for Concept and Launch stage companies. This year, the OEN Angel Oregon Steering Committee is hoping to raise in excess of $300,000 with a minimum of $200,000 going to the Launch Stage Company winner and the possibility of second and even third place investments too.

Speakers

•Kermit Yensen, Company Recruitment Chair, Angel Oregon 2012

•Dennis Powers, Angel Oregon 2012 Steering Committee and longtime angel investor/advisor.

•Shelley Gunton, Chair, Angel Oregon 2012 (and Angel Oregon 2005 winner)

•Julie Brown, OEN

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Tuesday
Dec 6, 2011
OEN CEO Roundtable: Establishing Strategic Partnerships
IronStone Bank

Frank Helle, CEO of Axian, Inc., will lead an interactive discussion on the use of strategic partnerships. The session will focus on options that can provide leverage to your organization when internal resources are scarce. Too often, CEO’s neglect these attractive options due to uncertainty on how to establish them or how to make effective use of them. Practical discussion will highlight:

Key areas for consideration:

•Determining where leverage is needed in your organization •Keys to initiating relationships •Practical suggestions for consideration Your insights and considerations will be welcome and integrated into the discussion.

Our featured content expert is Peter Arezzini, Principal, Arezzini Consulting. Arezzini Consulting specializes in strategic planning and development of growth strategies for mid-market companies. Peter Arezzini has served as a President/Chief Operating Officer for over 15 years. He has taken divisions of Fortune 500 companies to double-digit growth through organic as well as acquisition strategies that are simple, yet powerful. He has experience in high technology as well as industrial-based companies. Peter has successfully grown, consolidated and positioned companies for IPO and ultimate sale to other public companies.

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

Moderator: Frank Helle, CEO of Axian, Inc. - www.axian.com. Content Expert: Peter Arezzini, Arezzini Consulting Inc.

To register for this event, please contact Kirsten Ringen, OEN Director of Membership Services, at 503-222-2270 x 113 or [email protected]. Registration: OEN Member - $46; Non-Member - $80.

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Thursday
Dec 15, 2011
Xenium HR Webinar Series: Making Your Best Hire
Online

Savvy business owners and leaders agree – the most valuable asset in any company is its employees. So are your current hiring practices set up to support your most valuable asset? While there is no exact science for guaranteeing the perfect hire, you can improve your chances of hiring right the first time through a well planned and executed process.

•Understand the legal considerations pertaining to the hiring of independent contractors and employees

•Develop a consistent and objective process to avoid negligent hiring practices and minimize costly turnover

•Acquire tips and tools to uncover a candidate’s skills, values and performance within your culture

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OEN's "Running with the Gazelles" CEO Forum - Part 4
Davis Wright Tremaine

For Gazelle CEOs whose companies have annual revenues between $3M - $30M. This event is part four of a five-part series, chaired and moderated by Sudhir Bhagwan. It provides informative and interactive advice to Gazelle CEOs. The OEN Running with the Gazelles CEO Forum of...fers attendees two topic discussions each session.

This session will cover: Protecting Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property 101: The goal of this presentation is to arm the attendees with a basic working knowledge of each of the distinct areas of intellectual property protection and provide practical approaches and clear options for protecting the intangible assets of a company. This session will cover the distinct legal concepts (trademark, copyright, patent and trade secrets) that are available to protect intellectual assets. We’ll address the common misconceptions, misnomers and pitfalls associated with each. Additionally, we’ll cover what intangibles can be protected; the process of protecting those intangible assets, the duration of protection, and the typical costs associated such protection.

Managing Your Business in Challenging Times

As companies grow and face an array of challenges, it is critical that the business remain nimble and continually develop new offerings / solutions. For this program, the speaker will discuss the challenges that his business has faced as it grew its revenue from $0 to $100M and its strategy to grow to the $200M+ level. In the present fast changing business and economic environment, CEOs cannot hang on to a static Business Plan or Strategy. They need to adapt to emerging competition and disruptions to stay in business. Lessons from Wellpartner will provide useful examples on how to make such maneuvers.

To Register: Contact Kirsten Ringen at [email protected] or 503-222-2270.

Session Sponsored by Davis Wright Tremaine Series Sponsored by: Davis Wright Tremaine Moss Adams Perkins Coie The Brentwood Group

Speaker Bios - Content Experts: Sheila Fox Morrison, Partner, Davis Wright Tramaine LLP Sheila Fox Morrison represents wineries, breweries, and liquor manufacturers, restaurants and food product companies in the U.S. and abroad with brand protection and enforcement efforts and other intellectual property protection needs. She also represents apparel companies, technology companies including a leading online market research firm, software companies, and those in biotech industries. Sheila speaks frequently on intellectual property topics, including international trademark law and prosecution.

Mike Wright, President, and CEO, Wellpartner As President and Chief Executive Officer of Wellpartner, a $100M revenue company, Mr. Wright has received numerous awards and recognition for the Company, including repeated listings as one of the Fastest Growing Private Companies in Oregon by the Portland Business Journal, as well as being recognized by Inc 500 as one of the fastest growing companies in the US. Additionally, Wellpartner was recognized by the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network as the Growth Company of the Year in 2005 and Mr. Wright was selected as Entrepreneur of the Year in 2006. Prior to co-founding Wellpartner in 1999, Mr. Wright founded two other companies, Gene Therapeutics and MicroHeart, both of which were focused on developing site-specific drug delivery systems for the delivery of genetic agents in the treatment of cancer and cardiovascular diseases. Previously, Mr. Wright was President and CEO of TomTec Imaging, a developer and manufacturer of advanced ultrasound imaging software and hardware. The bulk of Mr. Wright’s career, 27 years, was spent with the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies working in a number of the Johnson & Johnson operating units, both in domestic and international assignments. His last 15 years with the company were focused on acquisitions, turn-around scenarios and divestitures across a broad line of advanced medical products. Mr. Wright received a B.S. in Business Administration and Economics from Midwestern University. In addition to his business roles, Mr. Wright has been an active supporter of non-profit entities throughout his career, most recently having served as the Chairman of the Board of The Neuropsychiatric Institute at Oregon Health & Science University for a period of four years.

Moderator: Sudhir Bhagwan Sudhir Bhagwan is a local angel investor. He sits of several Boards and recently retired from the Advisory Board of the National Science Foundation SBIR/STTR program. Sudhir retired from Intel in 2000, after 21 years serving in several executive positions. From 2005-2008 he was Chairman & CEO of SnapNames.com, Inc., a Portland based internet software company, and led the company to profitably grow revenues 600% to $50million, and then sold it to Oversee.net in 2007. Sudhir was the first investor in, and Chairman of Second Porch, which was sold to HomeAway in May 2011. He is the Chairman of Your Next Step, a local 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. From 1988-1990 he was appointed by Oregon’s Governor Neil Goldschmidt as the founding President for the Oregon Advanced Computing Institute (OACIS), a unique partnership between industry, academia and government to spur the growth of the high-tech industry in Oregon.

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Wednesday
Feb 15, 2012
OEN PubTalk™ Hillsboro - Hillsboro is on Tap
Coyote's Bar and Grill

Attention Westside entrepreneurs: OEN is bringing PubTalk™ to Hillsboro on Wednesday, February 15! Join other entrepreneurs for the area’s premier networking event from 5:15pm to 7:00 pm at Coyote’s Bar & Grill, 5301 W Baseline in Hillsboro.

The Hillsboro Chamber, Oregon Entrepreneurs Network, and Jones & Roth are pleased to partner in bringing you the OEN PubTalk™ - Hillsboro. If you haven’t already discovered, PubTalks are a unique mix of educational panel discussions delivered by successful entrepreneurs, investors or business experts combined with opportunities for entrepreneurs to gain expertise in delivering investment pitches.

At the February PubTalk, we’ll be hearing from the founders of ZH Brewing Company: Shauna Carter, Nick Roberts, and Alan Taylor.

5-Minute Pitch presentations from: Steven Speer, Cardiowise, and Mark Bates, Good Works Now.

Cost is $15/HCC, OEN, TiE and OTBC members and $30/non-members and guests. The OEN PubTalk™ - Hillsboro series is proudly sponsored by Jones & Roth.

Register below or contact Kirsten Ringen OEN’s Director of Membership Services at 503-222-2270 or [email protected].

Contact the chamber’s Special Events Director, Kris Carico at 503.726.2145 or [email protected] for more information about future programs or to get a pitch application.

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Wednesday
Mar 14, 2012
Personal Telco Project Weekly Meeting
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Weekly meeting of the Personal Telco Project, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Portland, Oregon dedicated to the idea that people have a central role in how their networks are operated.

Weeklies tend to be very quiet and casual, but all are welcome!

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Wednesday
Mar 21, 2012
Personal Telco Project Weekly Meeting
Beulahland

Weekly meeting of the Personal Telco Project, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Portland, Oregon dedicated to the idea that people have a central role in how their networks are operated.

Weeklies tend to be very quiet and casual, but all are welcome!

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Wednesday
Mar 28, 2012
Personal Telco Project Monthly Meeting
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Monthly meeting of the Personal Telco Project, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Portland, Oregon dedicated to the idea that people have a central role in how their networks are operated.

Our monthly meetings are usually slightly bigger than weeklies; everyone is welcome, come to learn, teach, and play!

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Wednesday
Apr 4, 2012
Personal Telco Project Weekly Meeting
Beulahland

Weekly meeting of the Personal Telco Project, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Portland, Oregon dedicated to the idea that people have a central role in how their networks are operated.

Weeklies tend to be very quiet and casual, but all are welcome!

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Wednesday
Apr 11, 2012
Personal Telco Project Weekly Meeting
Slabtown

Weekly meeting of the Personal Telco Project, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Portland, Oregon dedicated to the idea that people have a central role in how their networks are operated.

Weeklies tend to be very quiet and casual, but all are welcome!

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Wednesday
Apr 18, 2012
Personal Telco Project Weekly Meeting
Anna Bannanas Alberta

Weekly meeting of the Personal Telco Project, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Portland, Oregon dedicated to the idea that people have a central role in how their networks are operated.

Weeklies tend to be very quiet and casual, but all are welcome!

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Wednesday
Apr 25, 2012
Personal Telco Project Monthly Meeting
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Monthly meeting of the Personal Telco Project, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Portland, Oregon dedicated to the idea that people have a central role in how their networks are operated.

Our monthly meetings are usually slightly bigger than weeklies; everyone is welcome, come to learn, teach, and play!

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Thursday
May 3, 2012
InnoTech Oregon
Oregon Convention Center

Coming May 3rd, the 9th Annual InnoTech Oregon offers a unique opportunity for business and technology leaders to educate themselves about current trends and discover new, successful, innovative best practices. InnoTech focuses on the innovative uses of both mainstream and locally developed technologies to grow and enhance your business operations. More information is available at www.innotechoregon.com.

InnoTech is also hosting the NW CIO Summit & IT Executive of the Year Awards, NW ISSA Security Conference and the eMarketing Summit. See you there!

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Wednesday
May 30, 2012
Personal Telco Project Monthly Meeting
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Personal Telco is a collection of individuals, businesses, and organizations who share -- or plan to share -- internet connectivity rather than hoard it. It's also a group of volunteers who want this network to grow. We believe internet access should be available, fair, and uncensored. Personal Telco Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in PDX.

Whether you're a technology wizard or technically incompetent, volunteering with us is a great way to learn something new, enjoy teaching others, or use your skills to do something useful!

Our monthly meetings are usually slightly bigger than weeklies; everyone is welcome, come to learn, teach, and play!

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Wednesday
Jun 27, 2012
Personal Telco Project Monthly Meeting
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Personal Telco is a collection of individuals, businesses, and organizations who share -- or plan to share -- internet connectivity rather than hoard it. It's also a group of volunteers who want this network to grow. We believe internet access should be available, fair, and uncensored. Personal Telco Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in PDX.

Whether you're a technology wizard or technically incompetent, volunteering with us is a great way to learn something new, enjoy teaching others, or use your skills to do something useful!

Our monthly meetings are usually slightly bigger than weeklies; everyone is welcome, come to learn, teach, and play!

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Wednesday
Jul 25, 2012
Personal Telco Project Annual Members Meeting
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Personal Telco is a collection of individuals, businesses, and organizations who share -- or plan to share -- internet connectivity rather than hoard it. It's also a group of volunteers who want this network to grow. We believe internet access should be available, fair, and uncensored. Personal Telco Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in PDX.

Whether you're a technology wizard or technically incompetent, volunteering with us is a great way to learn something new, enjoy teaching others, or use your skills to do something useful!

Our annual members meeting happens in place of the monthly meeting in July every year. This year, we are holding an election for two positions on the board of directors. Only members may vote. Check out the website for details.

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Thursday
Mar 20, 2014
HiMSS Oregon - Lunch and Learn "BYOD/Mobility - Best Practices within Health Delivery Systems"
Providence (St. Vincent’s) East Pavilion – Souther Auditorium

With the explosive growth of Smart Phones, Tablets and other mobile devices, Healthcare Delivery Systems (HDS) have to offer accessibility to both patients and practitioners. Mobility and support of a “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) environment have become increasingly necessary as we move into the digital industrial economy. Gartner predicts that Digital incompetence will cause a quarter (25 percent) of businesses to lose their market position by 2017. In the hyper-competitive HDS landscape, Hospitals have to offer more flexibility for access to both their external and internal customers to remain relevant and avoid losing market share.

This interactive panel discussion will focus on the challenges that Healthcare Delivery Systems face with these changes. This will include topics ranging from security issues, demands on the network, patient privacy, potential breach of data, and increased financial risk. The panel will discuss best practices within the clinical environment and the infrastructure required to serve the needs of the users, as well as protect the patient information.

Distinguished Panelists Include:

NAME: Michael Boyd TITLE: Chief Information Security Officer, Providence Health & Services

Mike Boyd’s background includes security engineering and risk management work in the fields of media and entertainment, insurance and financial services, higher education and more than a decade working in healthcare information security and risk management.

Mike has been with Providence Health & Services for more than six years and currently serves as the Chief Information Security Officer. Providence is a not-for-profit Catholic healthcare system that includes 32 hospitals, more than 350 physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing and many other health and educational services. Providence employs more than 64,000 people across five states – Alaska, California, Montana, Oregon and Washington. Mike’s responsibilities include oversight of information security risk assessment, security incident management, and integration of security risk management within Providence’s environment including information technology, supply chain, revenue cycle, human resources and healthcare operations. Previously Mike served as the Information Security Officer for Oregon Health & Science University and oversaw the security engineering team at Pacific Life Insurance. Mike is also the past president of the Portland chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) and a former Captain in the United States Marine Corps.

Mike holds is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

NAME: Paul Aneja TITLE: IT Architect, Salem Health
Currently working at Salem Health, prior architect experience at several Northwest companies including Intel, Xerox, and Oregon Health Authority. Passionate about planning and improving the maturity of technology platforms, applications, and solutions. Develop roadmaps for various technology domains to advance new technologies. Education includes a Health IT Informatics graduate certificate degree from OHSU and Masters in Computer Science from Old Dominion University.

NAME: Brad Reardon TITLE: Lead Wireless Technical Consultant,
Kaiser Permanente
Focus: Mobile Communications strategy and engineering

Brad started out working on his family's home network in high school. After a short stint as a student technical support representative at Berry College, he joined the Marine Corps. While stationed in Hawaii, he worked as a Tactical Data Network Technician overseeing a helpdesk and three networks spanning the Pacific. Once leaving the Marine Corps, Brad went to work leading call center teams for Dell Computers in Phoenix, Arizona. After the opportunity to play professional paintball brought him to the Pacific North West, he worked at Holiday Retirement and Symantec before landing a position working on VoWiFi for Salem Hospital. In 2009, he left Salem Hospital to begin working for Kaiser Permanente.

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Thursday
Jan 29, 2015
Circle Up Networking: Ask less, Give more
Starve Ups Garage (331 NE Hancock Street, Portland)

TED talk + effective networking! Join speaker Yasmin Nguyen as he gives a TED-style talk designed to help you learn how to attract more business, inspire donors, and build avid brand champions who will share your stories over and over by “asking less and giving more.”

Following the talk, attendees will participate in circle up's effective master mind circles which are designed to create authentic business connections. Plus- paleo catering!

Grab your ticket today at: Picatic.com/Jan29

Yasmin Nguyen is a Portland-based philanthropist, social innovator, and strategic storytelling expert who helps business and nonprofits emotionally connect with their audiences through stories, technology, and partnerships to generates sales, relationships and support. He is the founder of Vibrance Global, Supper for Stars, and Philanthropy Talk, which brings together business, community and nonprofit leaders together to share ideas, insights, and feedback to better serve our community. Bringing together over 18 years in entrepreneurship, communications strategy, online marketing and design, video production, investing, relationship building, and coaching, Yasmin shares a unique perspective that connects the dots between relevant ideas for audiences. His mission is to facilitate more giving in our lives, community and world.

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Thursday
Mar 19, 2015
OpenStack Jumpstart - OSNW User Group
Puppet

Getting up to speed in OpenStack can be challenging. Whether you're just getting involved or trying to find the deepest details on a given project, where to start is not obvious. Vern Hart (Director of Delivery at Solinea) will cover the landscape of training options available, as well providing a roundup of the best sources of OpenStack information out there. He'll also give some guidance on interacting with the community and how best to leverage the knowledge of the thousands of brilliant developers available via mailing list or IRC.

Vern Hart is the Director of Delivery at Solinea. He is a proven consultant specializing in open infrastructure and helping customers adopting new infrastructure architectures and solutions. Vern has over 20 years of systems administration experience. Prior to Solinea, He was CTO at three separate companies including his own which eventually merged with their largest competitor. Most recently Vern was Director of Support Operations and Training at Morphlabs where he was instrumental in the migration of Morphlabs onto OpenStack from Eucalyptus. He has proven success in both systems development and engineering roles.

Dinner & drinks provided.

Please note our gracious hosts code of conduct: https://docs.puppetlabs.com/community/community_guidelines.html#event-code-of-conduct

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Tuesday
Apr 5, 2016
The Urban League of Portland's Career Connections Job Fair
The Double Tree Hotel (Near Lloyd Center)

The Urban League of Portland's career fair is a wonderful opportunity for job seekers and career changers to meet face to face with recruiters from over 70 of the area’s best employers. This event only happens once a year, so mark your calendars and don’t miss out!
• Recruiters from federal, state, county, and city government will be there looking for great people like you.
• Connect with recruiters from nonprofits focused on: the arts, education, healthcare, the environment, and social justice.
• Ask recruiters about IT jobs at their organizations.

Employers recruiting at this year's career fair will include:
* Bonneville Power Administration
* Bureau of Labor and Industry
* Bureau of Land Management
* Cambia Health Solutions
* Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare
* Central City Concern
* Charter Communications
* City of Beaverton
* City of Gresham
* Clark College
* Clark County
* Comcast
* Country Financial
* Federal Bureau of Investigation
* iHeartMEDIA
* Kaiser Permanente NW
* Lane County Government
* Legacy Health
* Lewis & Clark College
* Metro
* Multnomah County
* NW Natural
* Oregon Department of Energy
* Oregon Department of Transportation
* Oregon Health Science University
* Oregon State Lottery
* Oregon Youth Authority
* Port of Portland
* Portland Community College
* Portland General Electric
* Portland Public Schools
* Portland Trail Blazers at the Rose Quarter
* Portland Water Bureau
* Providence Health & Services
* Reed College
* State of Oregon – Department of Consumer and Business Services
* Travelers Insurance
* TriMet
* U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
* US Bank
* US Forest Service
* Vigor Industrial
* Warn Industries
* Washington County
* Xerox

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Monday
May 23, 2016
STEM Coffee Hour
Latte Da

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday
Aug 2, 2016
pdxrlang meetup: aggregate - meet, greet, learn, collaborate
WeWork Custom House

pdxrlang Aggregate meetup No. 4! Everyone is welcome!

Agenda:

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

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

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

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

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Saturday
Aug 11, 2018
Home Networking & Wi-Fi Security Workshop
Free Geek

Learn the essentials of protecting your home network. This class will journey from the basics to advanced networking. Feel free to bring your own computer.

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Wednesday
Sep 12, 2018
SIM-Portland September Meeting: "The State of IT in the State”
University Club of Portland

About the event
Please join us for the SIM Portland September 2018 meeting when a panel of experts from the Office of the State CIO will review what is happening in IT in the State of Oregon, and what new opportunities and challenges are being worked on, and how can public and private IT organizations lead and partner to implement these goals.

Key topics that will be explored include,
• Review of current State of Oregon IT planning and initiatives, including,
• State of Oregon Cybersecurity initiative including Cybersecurity Advisory Council and awareness
• Statewide Broadband initiative and addressing the Digital Divide with OregonFIBER
• What does this all mean to IT leadership? How can we partner and collaborate? What should we be planning for?

The Distinguished Panelists
• Melody Riley Ralphs, Chief Technology Officer, Oregon’s State Chief Information Office
• Dave McMorries, Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, State of Oregon
• Jordan Masanga (Panel Chair), CIO, Oregon PERS

Agenda
5:30 PM Social
6:30 PM Dinner
6:50 PM Meeting Start
7:00 PM Keynote and Q&A
8:15 PM Close

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Monday
Nov 5, 2018
Bottleneck: Getting connected more efficiently
Tilt Eastside

What if once a month, one of us agreed to block a couple of hours for a series of 10 minute meetings with folks who have been trying to get on your calendar?

I know, crazy right? No wait. There’s more. What if this block of meetings occurred at a coffee shop or maybe even a bar?

Still with me? Because here’s where it gets wacky.

What if we all showed up at that same place those meetings were happening? Because we were invited. Not because it was random or something. And we invited other community members to hang out there too, like a happy hour. Then we ask the folks having meetings to do their homework to make the meeting efficient, to show up early for their meeting time, and to stay late so they get to meet more people — and get connected more quickly. It might even be that in the middle of one of our 10 min meetings, we could just point at someone in the crowd and be like “That’s the person you need to talk to, right there.”

In my head, I’ve been calling the “Bottleneck.” Because that’s what I am. And that’s what I’m trying to solve for. And I thought it might be a solution that could work for you. And our community. And I’m down to beta test it as the meeting-haver if a few of you are willing to join me as the happy hour-ers.

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