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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Thursday
Jul 13
Women Who Code Portland - Networking Night @ Wieden+Kennedy - Intro to VR & Wearable Tech

RSVP through Eventbrite here: https://wwcodepdx-wk.eventbrite.com

Our July Networking Night will be hosted by the W+K Lodge, a design engineering group that exists to shake up the way creativity works with technology at Wieden+Kennedy. This month's theme is Intro to VR & Wearable Tech and we have a fantastic program lined up!

We are thrilled to invite you to a fun evening of virtual reality experiences, wearable tech, and food + drinks! There will be a series of workshops including an Intro to VR Development, a Live Art Demo of Google’s Tilt Brush app, and a Build Your Own LED Bracelet Wearable. And if you like donuts, there will also be a Donut Photo booth!

Agenda


5:30 - 6:00 pm: Networking + Drinks + Donut Photobooth

6:00 - 6:10pm: Intro from Women Who Code + from Wieden+Kennedy

6:10 - 6:30pm: Welcome from Lodge Women Engineers + Lodge demos

6:30 - 7:30pm: 3 Workshops

1. Intro to VR Workshop - A guided workshop on how to build your first very own VR app. The tutorial will be documented on video so that attendees can re-watch at home. A learning package will be prepared for attendees, where they can download online and get started.

2. No Paper - A demo room of painting in VR using Tilt Brush

3. How to make your own LED jewelry & Soft Circuits - We will have a station where you can make your own LED bracelets and how to sew your own soft circuits

7:30 - 8:00pm: More Networking + Closing Remarks


About W+K Lodge

W+K Lodge is a design engineering group that exists to shake up the way creativity works with technology. It is a team of curious-minded experts in machine learning, interaction design, real-time graphics and other emergent parts of tech. The Lodge was founded by independent, privately held global creative company Wieden+Kennedy.

They help their clients thrive in a meaningful impact on the future for the future, evolve organizations in a rapid product and support people by uncovering latent needs, behaviors and brands, and interactive experiences that transform the future, evolve organizations and grow. Read more here.

They are a team of 25 designers, engineers and strategists who work on projects ranging from mobile apps, VR, platforms, installations, robotics, fabrication, electronics and more.

About Women Who Code Portland

Women Who Code is a global nonprofit dedicated to inspire women to excel in technology careers. We connect amazing women with other like-minded individuals around the globe who unite under one simple notion--the world of technology is better with women in it. In Portland, we organize monthly study nights, workshops, and networking nights, as well as hackathons and social events.

{short} Code of Conduct

Women Who Code (WWCode) is dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste, or creed. Our events are intended to inspire women to excel in technology careers, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or event participants in any form. Our Code of Conduct applies to all events run by Women Who Code, Inc. If you would like to report an incident or contact our leadership team, please submit an incident report form.

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Tuesday
Jul 11
Write The Docs PDX - History of the New Relic Documentation Site, Part One
New Relic

It’s understood that great documentation is essential to use software properly, but in a world with ever-changing specifications and hot new features, how can documentation remain fresh and easily accessible? We’ll discuss how New Relic has approached this, from the process of making sure the latest correct information is available, to updating the interface to make it easy for users to find exactly what they’re looking for, to analyzing our users’ habits and feedback to provide necessary tools and updates in the future.

We’ll take a stroll down memory lane to visit some of the early layouts of the documentation site,  and we’ll discuss the present iteration of the site and the UI changes that were made and why. We’ll also look into the future and provide a glimpse into what we can expect from the site in the months to come.

Speaker: Phil Mills
Software Engineer
Customer Success Enablement Team

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Monday
Jun 26
CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - Dorkbot Meetup
CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. 

Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. 

Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. 

We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

p.s. This event is open to everyone, dork or robot. No ^H membership is required to attend.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Saturday
Jun 24
Kaggle Session
Hillsboro Public Library

Do you want to start using Kaggle? Why not learn as a group? I'll share the basics and an example how to start the competition "Titanic - Machine Learning from Disaster".

The second half of our session, we'll experiment with our open idea session. The winner will be awarded Innovator of the week. The winner has the highest potential to be added to our next session.

Here is the link to my transcript and video links. Enjoy! https://portlanddatascience.wixsite.com/home/single-post/2017/06/19/Kaggle-Session

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Started Tuesday
Jun 20
Open Source Bridge 2017
through Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

Open Source Bridge is an open source developer and maker conference, focused on bringing people from a range of technology backgrounds together to share our knowledge and explore what it means to be an open source citizen.

For our 9th year, we’re changing things up a little, given the political, cultural, and economic crossroads we find ourselves at right now. We’ve added a new track to explore how activists are using technology, how open source communities are supporting activists, and how other open source and activist communities intersect. To encourage new connections, we’re also holding a project night in the Hacker Lounge to partner with community groups and individual projects looking for new contributors and adding a Community Organizer track to our Friday Unconference day.

2017 keynotes

  • Nicole Sanchez (VP of Social Impact @ GitHub)
  • Emily Gorcenski (Senior Data Scientist @ Simple)
  • Walé Ogundipé (Software Engineer @ Avvo)

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Thursday
Oct 2, 2008
Portland Linux/Unix Group
Portland State University Engineering Building

Presentation will be "Introduction to OpenSource ERP using xTuple products" by John Mertlich

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Wednesday
Nov 5, 2008
CouchDB intro
OpenSourcery

Join us November 5th at 6 PM for Chris Anderson's introduction to the CouchDB framework. Chris is a Portland-based entrepreneur at Grabb.it and the co-author of an upcoming O'Reilly book on CouchDB.

Apache CouchDB is a distributed, fault-tolerant and schema-free document-oriented database accessible via a RESTful HTTP/JSON API. Among other features, it provides robust, incremental replication with bi-directional conflict detection and resolution, and is queryable and indexable using a table-oriented view engine with JavaScript acting as the default view definition language.

CouchDB is written in Erlang, but can be easily accessed from any environment that provides means to make HTTP requests. There are a multitude of third-party client libraries that make this even easier for a variety of programming languages and environments.

This event is free to the public. In order to accommodate the appropriate number of attendees, please rsvp to: [email protected].

The event takes place at OpenSourcery: 711 SE Ankeny (on Ankeny and SE 7th, one block south of Burnside). We encourage biking and public transportation.

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Tuesday
Jan 13, 2009
Open Source Bridge Content Committee Meeting
CubeSpace [ *sniff* out of business 12 June 2009]

The Open Source Bridge Content team is ready to kick off 2009 with a meeting on Tuesday, January 13, 7pm at Cubespace.

We'll be going over our content areas, reviewing our initial call for papers, talking about our philosophy for the conference and assigning leads for each of the content areas.

We're looking for people who can coordinate the activities of a few people in review committees, can commit to 10-15 hours of reviewing and responding time over the next two months. We figure we'll have 3-4 in-person meetings before we finalize acceptance of presentations on April 1!

Anything else you're interested in chatting about? Send it to the list, and we'll make an agenda.

Several people may retire to a nearby bar for #afterhours hacking.

Let us know if you can make it!

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

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

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Wednesday
Mar 25, 2009
PDX Open Source GIS User Group
OpenSourcery

The second meeting of the newly re-grouped Portland Open Source GIS user group.

Parking is limited, but mass-transit is ample.

We'll have some software demonstrations, chat about upcoming conferences, schedule future talks/events and whatever else we can think up. We'll adjourn to a local boozery around 8 for more co-conspiring.

You can find out more and sign up for announcements by joining the google group http://groups.google.com/group/pdx-osgis.

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Wednesday
May 20, 2009
PDX Open Source GIS User Group
OpenSourcery

The [not] first meeting of the newly re-grouped Portland Open Source GIS user group.

Parking is limited, but mass-transit is ample.

We'll have some type of software demonstration, discussion about group structure and preferences, and then adjourn to a local boozery around 8 for more co-conspiring.

You can find out more and sign up for announcements by joining the google group pdx-osgis.

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Wednesday
Jun 17, 2009
Open Source Bridge
through

Open Source Bridge is a three-day open source developers conference, focused on bringing people from a range of technology backgrounds together to share their knowledge and explore what it means to be an open source citizen.

In order to create a conference that promotes cross-pollination as well as providing space for in-depth discussion, the tracks are divided into the following five areas:

Cooking: Useful recipes for software development, systems administration, and working with open source.

Chemistry: Understanding how our systems work, in order to improve and extend.

Business: Building open source businesses that thrive.

Culture: Exploring how open source extends through technology into our communities.

Hacks: Tinkering, experimenting and bending the rules to make hardware and software do what we want.

The final day of the conference will be structured in an unconference format, to allow participants to reflect and build on the previous days' discussions.

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Thursday
Jun 18, 2009
Portland Dentevent

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

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Wednesday
Aug 19, 2009
POSSE: Open Source Software and Government
OSU Foundation

Please RSVP on Upcoming if you plan to attend. We'll be using the number of people to plan snacks, space, etc.

  Deborah Bryant will be leading a discussion about the relationship between government and open source software: benefits, challenges, and what you can do. We'll also have plenty of time for you to hang out and talk to each other on this topic or anything else.

  This is a monthly meeting of POSSE (Portland Open Source Software Entrepreneurs) that is open for anyone to attend. POSSE is dedicated to helping businesses in the Portland area and beyond reduce costs, mitigate risk, and make software choice easy by utilizing open source software. POSSE members meet once a month to network with other open source software entrepreneurs, engineers and enthusiasts.
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Wednesday
Sep 16, 2009
POSSE: The Business of Open Source Software
OpenSourcery

Please RSVP here on Upcoming if you plan to attend. We'll be using the number of people to plan snacks, space, etc.

  Brian Jamison and other members of POSSE will be leading a discussion about how to run an open source business. We'll also have plenty of time for you to hang out and talk to each other on this topic or anything else.

  This is a monthly meeting of POSSE (Portland Open Source Software Entrepreneurs) that is open for anyone to attend. POSSE is dedicated to helping businesses in the Portland area and beyond reduce costs, mitigate risk, and make software choice easy by utilizing open source software. POSSE members meet once a month to network with other open source software entrepreneurs, engineers and enthusiasts.
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Saturday
Sep 19, 2009
Software Freedom Day 2009

Get out and celebrate international Software Freedom Day!

You name the way, you name the place!

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Tuesday
Sep 22, 2009
Linux Fund 10th Anniversary Event
Club 915

Come celebrate Linux Fund's 10th anniversary with free drinks, food and entertainment during LinuxCon!

The venue is Club 915, just a few blocks from the Marriott where LinuxCon is taking place.

There will be awesome raffle and auction items from ThinkGeek, Qi Hardware, O'Reilly and No Starch Press.

Thank you SourceForge and iXsystems for making this event possible!

21 and over - bring photo ID!

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Wednesday
Sep 23, 2009
Portland Open Source Geospatial User Group
OpenSourcery

Monthly meeting of the Portland area open source geospatial user group.

We meet the 4th Wednesday of every month from 6:30-8:00 PM at OpenSourcery in NW Portland. No need to RSVP, all are welcome- our group ranges from the geo-curious to the überhackers. [Please arrive no more than 10 minutes early, as the developers at OpenSourcery are working up until the meeting time.]

OpenSourcery 1636 NW Lovejoy St. Portland, OR 97209 [Or, if you prefer: 45.529986, -122.688206]

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Thursday
Oct 1, 2009
Portland Linux/Unix Group: BSD Virtualization
Portland State University FAB, Room 86-09

Michael Dexter from Linux Fund/BSD Fund will give his EuroBSDCon 2008 presentation:

Zen and the Art of Multiplicity Maintenance: An applied survey of BSD-licensed multiplicity strategies from chroot to mult.

Topics of this survey include chroot, jails, Xen, sysjail, SIMH, NetBSD/usermode, kauth Jail, QEMU/kQEMU, GXemul, vkernel

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Thursday
Oct 8, 2009
concrete5 show and tell
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Show and Tell your concrete5 projects with other interactive media professionals. We'll meet at the lucky lab on SE Hawthrone for a meet and greet at 5pm, which will turn into a more formal show and tell at 6pm. If you've built something with concrete5, we invite you to show it off for 5 minutes and do some Q&A with your fellow developers. We'll orchestrate the evening and show off some of our recent projects and current development progress as well.

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Wednesday
Oct 21, 2009
POSSE: Open Source Software in the Cloud
Portland Art Museum

Please RSVP here on Upcoming if you plan to attend. We'll be using the number of people to plan snacks, space, etc.

  The topic for this month is open source software in the cloud (specifics still TBD). We'll also have plenty of time for you to hang out and talk to each other on this topic or anything else.

  This is a monthly meeting of POSSE (Portland Open Source Software Entrepreneurs) that is open for anyone to attend. POSSE is dedicated to helping businesses in the Portland area and beyond reduce costs, mitigate risk, and make software choice easy by utilizing open source software. POSSE members meet once a month to network with other open source software entrepreneurs, engineers and enthusiasts.
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Wednesday
Oct 28, 2009
Portland Open Source Geospatial User Group
OpenSourcery

We meet the 4th Wednesday of every month from 6:30-8:00 PM at OpenSourcery in NW Portland. No need to RSVP, all are welcome- our group ranges from the geo-curious to the überhackers. [Please arrive no more than 10 minutes early, as the developers at OpenSourcery are working up until the meeting time.]

OpenSourcery 1636 NW Lovejoy St. Portland, OR 97209 [Or, if you prefer: 45.529986, -122.688206]

October meeting agenda: GIS in Action 2010 coordination and more TBA

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Thursday
Nov 5, 2009
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Unit Test Your Database!
Portland State University FAB, Room 86-09
  Given that the database, as the canonical repository of data, 
 is the most important part of many applications, why is it 
 that we don't write database unit tests? This talk promotes 
 the practice of implementing tests to directly test the 
 schema, storage, and functionality of databases.

 David E. Wheeler, Founder of Kineticode and Co-Founder of 
 PostgreSQL Experts hacks Perl, PostgreSQL, JavaScript, and Ruby. 
 I believe David is also the lead developer and maintainer 
 Bricolage which is a well known CMS. 
 David lives in Portland.
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Friday
Nov 13, 2009
OpenSQL Camp
through

OpenSQL Camp is an un-conference style get together for people interested in Open Source Databases. We are not focusing on any one project, and hope to see representatives from a variety of open source database projects attend. OpenSQL Camp is free and our target audience are users and developers, but others are encouraged to attend too. See the website to sign up, and to see the full schedule.

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Wednesday
Dec 16, 2009
PLUG Advanced Topics: DRDB HA Clustering on Commodity HW
Roots Organic Brewing [Out of business. *Sigh*]

Using DRBD to Build High-Availability Clusters on Commodity Hardware

Charlie Schluting of LINBIT will explain how DRBD works and how people currently use it, with enough information to get you started building your own clusters.

DRBD stands for Distributed Replicated Block Device, and as the name implies, allows you to replicate block devices over TCP. DRBD is extremely flexible due to the fact it is a block device, and as such is used in a variety of situations. At the most basic level, you can replicate data between two servers to provide synchronously replicated storage redundancy for either failover or disaster recovery purposes. In active/active mode, you can also run GFS, OCFS2, or other clustered file systems.

Topics that will be covered: - How it works, history, and future exciting news regarding mainline kernel inclusion - How it is used: HA-iSCSI, HA-NFS, Virtualization, Apache, Samba, etc. - Cluster Resource Manager options and recommendations, and news about the confusing changes in the Linux-HA / Clusterlabs communities.

And the majority of the time will be spent on: - Example cluster configuration: hardware setup, installation and configuration, and cluster manager integration.

Come with questions!

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Thursday
Jan 7, 2010
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Drupal! What is it good for?
Portland State University FAB, Room 86-09
                             PRESENTATION

                                Drupal
                         What is it Good For?

                                  by

                              Lev Tsypin

 Drupal is growing leaps and bounds these days, powering everything 
 from ma and pa brochure sites to Obama’s recovery.gov. Does this 
 mean it’s a great fit for any website? Not exactly.

 Drupal has been defined as many things, including a content 
 management system, a web application framework, and community 
 plumbing. In some ways, this is both a blessing and a curse; 
 there’s so much you can do, in so many different ways, that new 
 users are crushed under the weight of the options and lack of 
 clarity. In addition, all of that flexibility does come with a cost, 
 in terms of performance and conciseness.

 This presentation will cover some Drupal basics including history, 
 core concepts, and system structure. From there, we will dig into 
 Drupal’s strengths and weaknesses, finishing off by discussing the 
 types of projects Drupal is best suited for, including specific 
 examples for each case.

 My hope is that developers new to the platform will gain a better 
 understanding of when to approach a new project with Drupal, more 
 experienced developers will gain a bit of insight on when not to 
 use it, and non-techies will have some help in choosing a platform 
 for their projects along with an understanding why developers they 
 work with select a given platform. Please note that this talk will 
 not delve deeply into the technical details of Drupal.
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Wednesday
Jan 27, 2010
PDX Open Source Geospatial User Group
OpenSourcery

Monthly gathering of the Portland Open Source GIS user group. All are welcome to learn and share.

Parking is limited, but mass-transit is ample.

This month we're discussing the upcoming GIS in Action conference that has moved to a new venue at Portland State University. There are opportunities to present there.

Tentatively, there will be an introduction to GeoDjango along with some application demos. We'll then adjourn to a local boozery around 8 for more co-conspiring.

You can find out more and sign up for announcements by joining the google group pdx-osgis.

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Thursday
Feb 4, 2010
Portland Linux/Unix Group: A Talk by Jeri Ellsworth (SICK: RESCHEDULING!)
Portland State University FAB, Room 86-09

WARNING!!!

Jeri is sick and can't do the talk tonight.

Informal DorkBotPDX demo night instead!

In place of Jeri, I have some offers to do demos of projects from DorkBotPDX land, including Simran Gleason about his Kepler's Orrery (a generative music system that composes music from gravity equations), I have a little stepper motor demo, someone suggested they could demo Luz (a ruby / opengl 4-d drawing software), and there may be others.

    CANCELLED PRESENTATION was ...


                A Talk
                  by

            Jeri Ellsworth
                            (Circuit Girl)

 Jeri Ellsworth is a native Oregonian, born in Yamhill and raised
 in Dallas, Oregon.  Early on she became fascinated with electronics 
 and 8-bit computers setting the stage for her unique approach to 
 learning.  Not being challenged in school, she skipped higher 
 education to pursue a career in car-racing and chassis fabrication.
 After that, she opened a chain of computer stores in Oregon and 
 Washington.  She sold those to persue a career in chip design,
 which lead her to design the CommodoreOne - based upon the 
 Commodore 64 - using reconfigurable logic and the C64 DTV 30- 
 games-in-one joystick, selling, a quarter million units.
 She currently works as an Oregon based consultant.   

 I'm not sure what Jeri is going to speak about yet, but judging from
 the talk she gave at Stanford, it should be very good indeed.
 See a video of her Stanford talk at: 
 http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1053309060448851979#

 Also, see her webs sites at:
 http://www.jeriellsworth.com/
 and
 http://www.fatmanandcircuitgirl.com/    
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Wednesday
Feb 24, 2010
PDX Open Source Geospatial User Group
OpenSourcery

We meet the 4th Wednesday of every month from 6:30-8:00 PM at OpenSourcery in NW Portland. No need to RSVP, all are welcome- our group ranges from the geo-curious to the überhackers. [Please arrive no more than 10 minutes early, as the developers at OpenSourcery are working up until the meeting time.]

OpenSourcery 1636 NW Lovejoy St. Portland, OR 97209 [Or, if you prefer: 45.529986, -122.688206]

Meeting agenda: - upcoming GIS conference planning update - finally ESRI geodatabase support with OGR, if you have an ESRI license :( - CitizenReports, who's the new kid on the block. someone demo this open source or not! - What's the word on the street folks, let's hear some geo gossip from around town. - Tim can pull out an app to do some show and tell with.

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Thursday
Feb 25, 2010
DemocracyLab TechTeam MeetUp
McMenamins Tavern and Pool

New standing meeting on Thursdays at 5:30 pm: work and conversation about DemocracyLab's ongoing web development.

DLab members Mark Frischmuth and Bjorn Freeman-Benson co-host discussion of the Portland based non-profit's open-source policy platform.

Mc Menamins Tavern & Pool

1716 NW 23rd Ave Portland, OR 97210

(503) 227-0929

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Thursday
Mar 4, 2010
DemocracyLab TechTeam MeetUp
McMenamins Tavern and Pool

New standing meeting on Thursdays at 5:30 pm: work and conversation about DemocracyLab's ongoing web development.

DLab members Mark Frischmuth and Bjorn Freeman-Benson co-host discussion of the Portland based non-profit's open-source policy platform.

Mc Menamins Tavern & Pool

1716 NW 23rd Ave Portland, OR 97210

(503) 227-0929

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Portland Linux/Unix Group: A Talk by Jeri Ellsworth
Portland State University FAB, Room 86-09

A Talk by

Jeri Ellsworth (Circuit Girl)

Jeri Ellsworth is a native Oregonian, born in Yamhill and raised in Dallas, Oregon. Early on she became fascinated with electronics and 8-bit computers setting the stage for her unique approach to learning. Not being challenged in school, she skipped higher education to pursue a career in car-racing and chassis fabrication. After that, she opened a chain of computer stores in Oregon and Washington. She sold those to persue a career in chip design, which lead her to design the CommodoreOne - based upon the Commodore 64 - using reconfigurable logic and the C64 DTV 30-games-in-one joystick, selling, a quarter million units. She currently works as an Oregon based consultant.

I'm not sure what Jeri is going to speak about yet, but judging from the talk she gave at Stanford, it should be very good indeed.

See a video of her Stanford talk at: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1053309060448851979#

Also, see her webs sites at: http://www.jeriellsworth.com/ and http://www.fatmanandcircuitgirl.com/

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Wednesday
Mar 17, 2010
PLUG Advanced Topics: What Went Wrong with My Disaster Recovery Plan
Roots Organic Brewing [Out of business. *Sigh*]

Brian Martin will be test-driving his IEEE presentation on his experiences in a true, "abandon the building" disaster recovery effort. He'll place particular emphasis on where technically sound, well-tested disaster plans often fail in a real disaster, and how these problems can be overcome.

The best data center disaster recovery plans are developed carefully and tested regularly. If you're at that stage, you may think you are well prepared. In this entertaining presentation, Brian Martin describes the unexpected problems that arose when a well thought out and tested plan met a real disaster, and draws lessons that are applicable to any disaster recovery situation.

Brian Martin has spent 30 years in the IT field, fairly evenly divided between being a mainframe system programmer and a server system administrator. He has operated Martin Consulting Services in the Portland Oregon area since moving to Portland from the San Francisco Bay Area in 1996. He has a wife, two cats, a dog, and nine in-service computers at home.

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Wednesday
Mar 24, 2010
PDX Open Source Geospatial User Group
OpenSourcery

Meeting agenda: - upcoming GIS In Action conference. map smackdown volunteers needed. (20 mins) - upcoming OS Bridge conference, free pass, talk submissions (15 mins) - Tim can demo the new MarineMap tool (Google Earth based web application). (20 mins) - short 5 minute demos of something you've been working on or learned about. Could be like a forum if you're seeking information.

We meet the 4th Wednesday of every month from 6:30-8:00 PM at OpenSourcery in NW Portland. No need to RSVP, all are welcome- our group ranges from the geo-curious to the überhackers. [Please arrive no more than 10 minutes early, as the developers at OpenSourcery are working up until the meeting time.]

OpenSourcery 1636 NW Lovejoy St. Portland, OR 97209 [Or, if you prefer: 45.529986, -122.688206]

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Wednesday
Mar 31, 2010
Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH & Wacom Technology Corporation Present: Light Troupe Drawing in the Fourth Dimension
PCC Cascade Campus

Come on out and join Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH & Wacom Technology Corporation as they present:

Light Troupe, a local Portland movement, exploring the boundaries of entertainment and audio visual simultaneous interactivity while drawing in the 4th dimension.

Intrigued?

For the programmers in the audience, Luz Studio, OpenGL and Ruby will be discussed.

For the visual and audio artists in the audience, there will be an opportunity to play while interacting with the code the developers write on the spot! Wacom Tablets, Wiimotes and MIDI devices will be used as a means of interface.

That means you can expect to see 2D drawing in 3D space animated over time A demonstration with at least a 4-person, simultaneous drawing to be followed by live audience participation!

This is super fun stuff; computer graphics, music, animation, spontaneous creativity, happy excited people - come see for yourself and participate!

SIGGRAPH events are non-profit. It is free for SIGGRAPH members and $5 for non-members, and includes lots of tasty food!

Please register at EventBrite so we know how much food to buy!

http://cascadesiggraphmarch2010.eventbrite.com/

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Wednesday
Apr 21, 2010
PDX Open Source Geospatial User Group
OpenSourcery

Meeting agenda: - TBD

We meet the 4th Wednesday of every month from 6:30-8:00 PM at OpenSourcery in NW Portland. No need to RSVP, all are welcome- our group ranges from the geo-curious to the überhackers. [Please arrive no more than 10 minutes early, as the developers at OpenSourcery are working up until the meeting time.]

OpenSourcery 1636 NW Lovejoy St. Portland, OR 97209 [Or, if you prefer: 45.529986, -122.688206]

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PLUG Advanced Topics: What's new in Linux Wireless
Roots Organic Brewing [Out of business. *Sigh*]

This talk will present some highlights in Linux Wireless development made over the past year or so. Some of these developments resulted in new userspace tools which will be introduced. We will then highlight recent developments in Intel's Linux Wireless driver.

Reinette is the maintainer of Intel's Linux wireless driver (iwlwifi) and is a member of the Open Source Technology Center (OTC), within the Intel Software and Services Group (SSG).

Please spread the word!

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Monday
Apr 26, 2010
Open Source Bridge Volunteer Meet & Greet
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Interested in volunteering at this year's Open Source Bridge? Come to our first volunteer meet & greet of the year where you can learn about our onsite volunteer positions as well as other tasks for which we can use your help.

About Open Source Bridge: OSBridge is an all volunteer-run conference for developers working with open source technologies and for people interested in learning the open source way.

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Saturday
May 1, 2010
Unofficial CivicApps Meetup
NedSpace Old Town

The official CiviCode Day is postponed for a bit, but why not meet up and talk about what you're doing with local data sets anyhow? We'll do some informal show & tell for anyone with a project already started, then people can team up to explore the data or work on app ideas.

What's CivicApps?

CivicApps is a Portland-area regional open data initiative, aimed at making civic data open to the public for analysis and software development. There will also a contest for applications developed using this data. You can find out more and browse the available data sets at http://www.civicapps.org/.

Tuesday
May 11, 2010
Open Source Bridge Volunteer Meet & Greet
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Interested in volunteering at this year's Open Source Bridge? Come to our first volunteer meet & greet of the year where you can learn about our onsite volunteer positions as well as other tasks for which we can use your help.

About Open Source Bridge: OSBridge is an all volunteer-run conference for developers working with open source technologies and for people interested in learning the open source way.

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Wednesday
May 19, 2010
PLUG Advanced Topics: DRBD & Pacemaker part II by Adam Gandelman
Roots Organic Brewing [Out of business. *Sigh*]

DRBD stands for Distributed Replicated Block Device. Mainline in the Linux kernel since 2.6.33, it is used to replicate data at the block level over the network in a "network RAID1" fashion. It is generally deployed as a cost effective, shared-nothing alternative to a SAN and used as the building block for high availability clusters. Pacemaker is currently the de facto open-source cluster resource manager (CRM) for Linux HA clustering. With it, nodes and services can be monitored and managed to ensure maximum uptime in the face of the most severe service and hardware level failures. Combining the two allows admins to %99.999 uptime at a fraction of the price of proprietary alternatives.

In LINBIT's second PLUG Advance Topics installment, Adam Gandelman will give a more in-depth view of DRBD and Pacemaker and demonstrate how they work closely together to keep applications running and consistent. During the second half of the presentation, Adam will provide attendees with a real-world example by configuring a highly-available LAMP cluster from the ground up. Though geared toward web services, the concepts presented can easily be expanded to provide the HA gaurantee to virtually any Linux service.

Agenda: - Brief re-introduction to DRBD, Pacemaker and HA clustering concepts. - Overview of various use cases and interesting deployments - Configuration and implementation of a highly-available LAMP cluster using DRBD for data redundancy and Pacemaker for resource management.

Adam Gandelman is an expert in open-source clustering and high availability. Originally from New England, Adam lives in Portland, OR where he has been working at LINBIT, developers of DRBD and maintainers of Heartbeat. Aside from providing top-level Linux High-Availability and Disaster Recovery consulting for customers in the Americas, he leads LINBIT training courses in the US, doubles as a technical writer and regularly contributes to related open-source projects.

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Monday
May 24, 2010
Open Source Bridge Volunteer Meet & Greet
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Interested in volunteering at this year's Open Source Bridge? Come to our first volunteer meet & greet of the year where you can learn about our onsite volunteer positions as well as other tasks for which we can use your help.

If you can't make it, but want to volunteer, check out: http://opensourcebridge.org/2010/wiki/How_to_Sign-up

About Open Source Bridge: OSBridge is an all volunteer-run conference for developers working with open source technologies and for people interested in learning the open source way.

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Wednesday
May 26, 2010
(Canceled) PDX Open Source Geospatial User Group
OpenSourcery

Meeting agenda: - Meeting is canceled due to following so closely on the heels of our GIS unconference at Portland State Uni.

We meet the 4th Wednesday of every month from 6:30-8:00 PM at OpenSourcery in NW Portland. No need to RSVP, all are welcome- our group ranges from the geo-curious to the überhackers. [Please arrive no more than 10 minutes early, as the developers at OpenSourcery are working up until the meeting time.]

OpenSourcery 1636 NW Lovejoy St. Portland, OR 97209 [Or, if you prefer: 45.529986, -122.688206]

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Monday
May 31, 2010
Open Source Bridge Volunteer Meet & Greet
Portland Art Museum, Mark Building

Interested in volunteering at this year's Open Source Bridge? Come to our last volunteer meet & greet of the year where you can learn about our onsite volunteer positions as well as other tasks for which we can use your help.

If you can't make it, but want to volunteer, check out: http://opensourcebridge.org/2010/wiki/How_to_Sign-up

About Open Source Bridge: OSBridge is an all volunteer-run conference for developers working with open source technologies and for people interested in learning the open source way.

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Tuesday
Jun 1, 2010
Open Source Bridge 2010
through Portland Art Museum, Mark Building

Open Source Bridge is an open source developers conference, focused on bringing people from a range of technology backgrounds together to share their knowledge and explore what it means to be an open source citizen.

Find out more about attending at http://opensourcebridge.org/attend

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DFRWS 2010 - Early Registration Ends
University Place Hotel

Early registration ends for DFRWS 2010 digital forensics conference. Register before this date to save $75.

The conference itself runs August 2-4.

About the Conference:

The annual DFRWS conference allows leading digital forensics researchers from government, industry, and academia to present their work and results to fellow researchers and practitioners. Many of the most cited digital forensics papers have been presented at DFRWS and the annual challenge has spawned research in important areas. Initial results and tool prototypes are also presented during the Works in Progress and demo sessions.

The conference typically has about 100 people and is therefore small enough so that attendees meet each other and can interact with the speakers. A tradition of DFRWS as been its casual and interactive atmosphere where break out sessions exist to discuss topics related to the presentations. There are also opportunities to interact during the welcome reception and banquet. After the banquet, attendees can put their forensics skills to the test when they form teams to participate in the annual Forensics Rodeo, which is a challenge that requires participants to analyze data and answer questions.

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Thursday
Jun 3, 2010
CiviCode Day Event (redux)
Portland Art Museum, Mark Building

CiviCode Day will be co-located with the Hacker Lounge of Open Source Bridge at the Portland Art Museum, in the Sunken Ballroom of the Mark Building. An un-conference styled event, kicked off with a keynote address by our Mayor, Sam Adams, followed by brief introductions of project ideas in the morning, then breaking out into groups for the remainder of the day for a "hack-a-thon" with your peers. The last hour or so will be reserved for a show-and-tell of our work.

CiviCode Day is dedicated to the sharing and mashing up of your ideas with your peers.

  • Share and Discuss your project ideas with others
  • Get Your Questions Answered on readily available datasets and/or inform data providers first hand of what type of datasets you need to turn your ideas into reality
  • Discover or Recruit Others to collaborate with on interesting projects
  • Mashup Prototypes as proof-of-concepts or more with your fellow developers
  • CiviCode Day will be attended by developers, collaboration seekers, data providers, contest organizers, and a wide array of local business people looking to learn more about the CivicApps.org project.

    To learn more about the Open Source Bridge Conference, please see http://opensourcebridge.org

    Registration is limited, so register today and connect with your peers!

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Tuesday
Jun 8, 2010
Galois Tech Talk: Large-Scale Static Analysis at Mozilla
Galois, Inc

presenter: Taras Glek

abstract: A competitive browser market requires fast-paced improvements to the codebase. Such improvements may require significant refactoring of large parts of the codebase. Mozilla Firefox is one of the largest open source C++ projects. Unfortunately C++ is a complex language: method overloading, virtual functions, template instantiation, pointer arithmetic, etc reduce developer productivity. Mozilla developed C++ static analysis and refactoring tools to increase developer leverage in C++. Static analysis is done via Dehydra/Treehydra GCC plugins and refactoring is accomplished by extending the Elsa C++ parser. This talk will discuss why Mozilla needs static analysis, why there are so few tools for C++, and specific projects that we’ve embarked on.

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Tuesday
Jun 15, 2010
Portland State Aerospace Society Weekly Meeting
Portland State University Fourth Avenue Building, Room 155

Interested in space? Rockets? Open Source? Come to one of our weekly meetings and learn all about Portland's premier aerospace club.

Want to get involved? Just show up! Our meetings are informal and friendly. PSAS is an open source project and we welcome any help we can get! At our meetings we discuss our current status and break out into small groups to work on projects ranging from writing sensor firmware to designing rocket structures.

Just want to know what we are up to? Come to one of our meetings just to chat, and don't forget we have a launch scheduled for June 27th in Eastern Oregon.

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Wednesday
Jun 16, 2010
Open Government Meetup
OpenSourcery

A gathering of people interested in Open Government, Gov 2.0, and ways that technology may expand and improve civic engagement. All are welcome!

Examples of such initiatives include Portland's CivicApps. http://www.civicapps.org/

We're continuing the conversations from the Open Gov West conference held in Seattle in March (http://opengovwest.org/) by taking them on the road to meetups across the West Coast. Open Gov West brought together a diverse range of government folks, electeds, nonprofits, citizens, and technologists to discuss open government ideas and strategies.

Please register: http://ogwpdx061610.eventbrite.com/

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PLUG Advanced Topics: Perl 5 & 6 Gems
Roots Organic Brewing [Out of business. *Sigh*]

Perl 5 & 6: What you've missed in the last $n years by Eric Wilhelm and Paul Fenwick

http://www.scratchcomputing.com http://www.perltraining.com.au

We are honored to have local Perl expert and OSCON presenter Eric Wilhelm and visiting OSCON keynote presenter Paul Fenwick talk about gems you may have been missing in Perl 5 and 6.

Eric will present an overview of the Perl 6 project, a snapshot of recent development, how to install Rakudo Perl 6, and samples of what you can do with Rakudo Perl 6 now.

Paul writes: Awesome things have been happening in Perl recently; so many that even if you've been paying close attention, you may have missed a few. In this talk we'll examine some of the coolest recent technologies for Perl programmers, including:

  • Overhauling Perl's Object Oriented framework with Moose.

  • Making everything a first-class object with autobox.

  • Slashing your error handling code with autodie.

  • Building fast, readable and reusable regular expressions with Perl 5.10.

  • Bundling and building stand-alone applications using PAR, the Perl Archiver.

  • Astonishingly good profiling with Devel::NYTProf.

  • Playing MineSweeper automatically with App::SweeperBot.

Contact Michael Dexter for information: [email protected] 503-789-8978

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Wednesday
Jun 23, 2010
PDX Open Source Geospatial User Group
OpenSourcery

Meeting agenda: - TBD

We meet the 4th Wednesday of every month from 6:30-8:00 PM at OpenSourcery in NW Portland. No need to RSVP, all are welcome- our group ranges from the geo-curious to the überhackers. [Please arrive no more than 10 minutes early, as the developers at OpenSourcery are working up until the meeting time.]

OpenSourcery 1636 NW Lovejoy St. Portland, OR 97209 [Or, if you prefer: 45.529986, -122.688206]

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Friday
Jul 16, 2010
Beer & Blog with Jono Bacon

Join Art of Community author Jono Bacon at Friday's Beer & Blog!

Remember that the Community Leadership Summit is this weekend!

www.communityleadershipsummit.com

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Tuesday
Jul 20, 2010
CivicApps Awards Ceremony
NedSpace

Please note the new date, Tuesday, July 20th

Join CivicApps, Microsoft and the Software Association of Oregon at NedSpace Downtown to network, socialize, and publicly honor the best app entries for the first round of apps development. The evening will culminate in the "Best of Show" award, recognizing the top app among the "blue ribbon" award winning apps for Most Useful, Most Appealing, Most Original, Best Use of Data and Civic Choice apps.

Come meet with your fellow developers, entrepreneurs, potential investors/employers, and others. Register today to reserve your spot at http://civicappsawards.eventbrite.com

Hors d'oeuvres, beverages, and a no-host bar will be available.

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Thursday
Jul 22, 2010
Rackspace Recruiting Meet & Geek
Barracuda

Rackspace is hiring and wants to meet you!

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

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

Find out more about their opportunities involving open source at:

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

To get there from OSCON / Convention Center:

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

See you there!

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Linux Fund Welcome OSCON Back to Portland Party!
Barracuda

OSCON is back in town and Linux Fund is celebrating with food, drink and billiards!

Giveaways from books to a iXsystems server!

All members of the local open source community welcome. Face control courtesy of LPI and BSD Certification Group!

Many thanks to Rackspace, MindTouch and iXsystems for making this event possible.

Portland is the open source capital of America. Let's keep it that way!

21 and over - bring photo ID!

To get there from OSCON / Convention Center:

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

See you there!

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Wednesday
Jul 28, 2010
OSBridge 2011 General Interest Meeting
NedSpace Old Town

Are you interested in planning the 2011 Open Source Bridge conference?

The come to our first meeting for next year's conference. We'll be talking about the needs for next year and starting to form the organizing team for 2011.

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Monday
Aug 2, 2010
DFRWS 2010
through University Place Hotel

The annual DFRWS conference allows leading digital forensics researchers from government, industry, and academia to present their work and results to fellow researchers and practitioners. Many of the most cited digital forensics papers have been presented at DFRWS and the annual challenge has spawned research in important areas. Initial results and tool prototypes are also presented during the Works in Progress and demo sessions.

The conference typically has about 100 people and is therefore small enough so that attendees meet each other and can interact with the speakers. A tradition of DFRWS as been its casual and interactive atmosphere where break out sessions exist to discuss topics related to the presentations. There are also opportunities to interact during the welcome reception and banquet. After the banquet, attendees can put their forensics skills to the test when they form teams to participate in the annual Forensics Rodeo, which is a challenge that requires participants to analyze data and answer questions.

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Tuesday
Aug 24, 2010
Galois Tech talk: abcBridge: Functional interfaces for AIGs and SAT solving
Galois, Inc

abcBridge: Functional interfaces for AIGs and SAT solving

Edward Z. Yang

SAT solvers are perhaps the most under-utilized high-tech tools that the modern software engineer has at their fingertips. An industrial strength SAT solver can solve most human generated NP-complete problems in time for lunch, and there are many, many practical problem domains which involve NP-complete problems. However, a major roadblock to using a SAT solver in your every day routine is translating your problem into SAT, and then running it on a highly optimized SAT solver, which is probably implemented in C or C++ and not your usual favorite programming language.

This talk is about the use, design and implementation of abcBridge, a set of Haskell bindings for ABC, a system for sequential synthesis and verification produced by the Berkeley Logic Synthesis and Verification Group. ABC looks at SAT solving from the following perspective: given two circuits of logic gates (ANDs and NOTs), are they equivalent? ABC is imperative C code: abcBridge provides a pure and type-safe interface for building and manipulating and-inverter graphs. We hope to release abcBridge soon as open source.

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Tuesday
Sep 21, 2010
PLUG Advanced Topics: Discussion and the AIDE Tripwire alternative
Free Geek

After the Roots Closure and August Dog Days of Summer, it's time for the Portland Linux/Unix Group to beta test a new location and date: Free Geek on the third TUESDAY of the month as opposed to Wednesday.

Having watched two venues go bankrupt, we will try a new strategy: beverages (including the correct one) and Pizza will be served and a donation requested.

Topic: Open Discussion about venues and Tim's presentation on the AIDE Tripwire alternative.

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Friday
Sep 24, 2010
Kool Apps 2010: Open Data and Open Source Geospatial
Portland State University (PSU) - Smith Memorial Center

CLICK HERE to register for free on EventBrite

Oregon/SW Washington URISA (http://www.orurisa.org/) presents:

KOOL APPS 2010 FEATURING OPEN DATA AND OPEN SOURCE

This all day event is free to the public. It is co-sponsored by the PDX-Open Source GIS users group, a special interest group of OR-URISA.

This event is coordinated with WhereCampPDX, and attendees are encouraged to attend both events!

Attendees should plan on bringing a laptop to participate in the hands-on portion and a three-hour walk-thru of selected open source GIS applications.

Agenda: * 9am - 11am : OpenStreetMap - Presented by Cloudmade * 11am - Noon : The Open Source GIS stack - Presented by PDX-OSGIS * Noon - 1pm: Lunch on your own * 1pm -3pm : The Open Source GIS stack * 3pm - 5pm : Invited demos of projects solved with open source gis tools.

Beverages and light snacks provided by OR-URISA

This event takes place at Portland State University, in the Smith Center's VanPort Room (#338). Registration is free but space is limited to 72 participants.

Please feel free to post any questions to the PDX-OSGIS user group!

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Saturday
Sep 25, 2010
WhereCampPDX: CivicApps Hacking and Pizza Night
PIE: Portland Incubator Experiment

Come hang out at PIE and work on software using Portland open data!

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Thursday
Oct 7, 2010
PLUG: Zentyal Linux Small Business Server
Portland State University FAB, Room 86-09

October Portland Linux/Unix Group Meeting

An Overview of Zentyal by Dale Zeutenhorst

Zentyal (formerly eBox Platform) is an open source unified network server for small to mid size companies based on Ubuntu Linux. Zentyal can act as a Gateway, Network Infrastructure Manager, Unified Threat Manager, Office Server, Unified Communications Server or a combination of these.

Dale Zeutenhorst is a long time consultant and small business owner. He is currently owner and manager of Adept I.T. Service of Camas, Washington. Before that he was Technical Manager at Microsharp where is was a key player in building the Netule family of server-appliances.

Schedule:

News Presentation Meet for beer at the Lucky Lab Beer Hall - 1945 NW Quimby

Venue:

Portland State University Fariborz Maseeh College of Engineering & Computer Science Building Room FAB 86-01 (This is in the basement.) The building is on SW 4th across from SW College Street. See location H-10 on map at http://pdxLinux.org/campus_map.jpg

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Tuesday
Oct 19, 2010
PLUG Advanced Topics: Ubuntu Release Engineering by Allison Randal
Free Geek

Ubuntu 10.10 arrived on 10/10/10 and work has already begun on Ubuntu 11.04, scheduled for April of 2011.

Allison Randal is the Technical Architect for Ubuntu at Canonical and will give a tour of how a Ubuntu release transforms from a download from kernel.org to a production-ready ISO that is ready to be downloaded by millions of users around the world.

Allison will highlight how the Ubuntu community gets involved along the way during the release process.

Food & Drink: At the last meeting we talked about having a Lucky Lab menu and calling in an order. With their dinner rush beginning at 6PM, you are welcome to call in and pay for your own order in the afternoon and pick it up before the meeting. Or bring whatever food you wish for that matter:

Lucky Lab on Hawthorne 503-236-3555 http://luckylab.com/html/menu.html#brewpub

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Friday
Oct 22, 2010
BarCamp Portland 4
Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

RSVP here: http://barcampportland4.eventbrite.com/

BarCampPortland is an unconference for the Portland tech community, produced BY the Portland tech community. Interesting topics, cool people, great networking opportunities, wifi, and more! Building an active tech community in Portland, Oregon.

BarCamp is an ad-hoc gathering born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions, demos, and interaction from participants. You never quite know what to expect at BarCamp. When you arrive on Friday, there will be an agenda framework (times / rooms), but the content for the sessions will be decided by the participants.

Join us Friday from 6:30PM to 9PM and Saturday from 9AM to 9PM.

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Saturday
Oct 23, 2010
BarCamp Portland 4
Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

RSVP here: http://barcampportland4.eventbrite.com/

BarCampPortland is an unconference for the Portland tech community, produced BY the Portland tech community. Interesting topics, cool people, great networking opportunities, wifi, and more! Building an active tech community in Portland, Oregon.

BarCamp is an ad-hoc gathering born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions, demos, and interaction from participants. You never quite know what to expect at BarCamp. When you arrive on Friday, there will be an agenda framework (times / rooms), but the content for the sessions will be decided by the participants.

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Monday
Oct 25, 2010
Open Source Hardware Users Group discussion
Backspace

There are people who get really excited about building hardware and Open Source. There are a few holes in the stack, and as a community we can get started on fundamental tools that will make things easier for all of us. Some topics that came up in the session on Saturday.

The tools for programming FPGA's are all proprietary let's design an open source FPGA, most of the patents are running out soon.

There are open source 3d modeling tools, but will they tell you where the center of gravity of your amature rocket is? That's an important thing to know when it passes mach 1.

Radio is awesome.

Look for an "Art of Community" book, or a tshirt that says "free as in freedom" amongst the dorkbot crowd to find the discussion. Don't worry if you miss this meeting there isn't even a listserv up yet it's a meeting of convenience as many of the people from Saturday's discussion are going to be at DorkBot anyways.

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Tuesday
Oct 26, 2010
Open Data Summit - An OpenGovWest Event
Oregon State Unversity Foundation Portland Center

In collaboration with Knowledge as Power, the Oregon State University Foundation and the GOSCON 2010 conference are pleased to host the Open Data Summit. The summit will bring together attendees with government, civic, and technology interests to collaborate on standards issues. The summit is intended for IT managers for governments, CIOs, government clerks, policy staff, communications staff, those involved with data.gov programs, open government leadership, academics, government-related application or online service developers. All levels and areas of government welcome.

Space is limited to 30 attendees. You can view the full list of planned sessions and request an invitation on the Open Data Summit site.

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GOSCON 2010 Meetup
The Nines Hotel

Join attendees of Government Open Source Conference (GOSCON) 2010 and the Open Data Summit for a pre-conference meet up.

Everyone is welcome to attend the meetup. This event will give local government open source, open government and government transparency aficionados the opportunity to meet, mingle and enjoy a game of billiards. We will convene in The Library Room at the Nines Hotel. The Library Room serves cocktails and light refreshments, but folks looking for more substantial fare may wish to dine in the adjacent hotel restaurant, Urban Farmer.

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Wednesday
Oct 27, 2010
Government Open Source Conference (GOSCON) 2010
through The Nines Hotel

GOSCON is the Government Open Source Conference, an annual event produced by Oregon State University's Open Source Lab. Now in its fifth year, the conference focuses on the role of open source software and collaboration as an enabler of leading Open Government and Transparency initiatives throughout the United States. Speakers come from all levels of government, from City Officials to Federal Agencies. Notable past speakers include Aneesh Chopra, now Chief Technology Officer of the United States, Vivek Kundra, now Chief Information Officer of the United States, and Dugan Petty, Chief Information Officer of the State of Oregon. The conference has welcomed visitors from as far afield as Brazil, Belgium, Japan and Russia.

Attendees will be treated to in-depth explorations of Open technology strategy, policy, acquisitions, operations, organizational readiness, exemplary projects and use cases in our breakout sessions. Conference content includes lessons learned in the development and integration of open source solutions into agency environments, exposure to projects and existing software applications and services, and opportunities to establish and foster relationships for collaboration around shared interests. GOSCON offers a place for government and industry luminaries and to gather, present and network with representatives from both public and private sectors, in a non-commercial setting.

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Thursday
Nov 4, 2010
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Presentation by Allan Foster of Forge Rock
Portland State University FAB, Room 86-09

A Presentation by Allan Foster of ForgeRock.com

I will give a presentation on ForgeRock, how and why we were founded, and a little of the events and decisions that led up to the founding.

I will also discuss some of the various Open Source Business Models, and why we chose ours.

I will cover some of the unique situations in which we find ourselves, and how we chose to address them.

I will also discuss how Open Source is becoming more relevant in Enterprise, and how this shift seems to be reaching a tipping point.

Allan works at ForgeRock with former Sun Microsystems Chief Open Source Officer Simon Phipps. Visit www.webmink.com for more about Simon.

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Tuesday
Nov 16, 2010
PLUG Advanced Topics: Artificial Neural Networks: Principles and Applications
Free Geek

Portland Linux/Unix User Group Meeting Announcement PLUG Advanced Topics for November 2010

Topic: "Artificial Neural Networks: Principles and Applications" by Cooper Stevenson

Date and Time: Tuesday, November 16th, 7PM Location: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue

Cooper will emphasize the financial industry's use of ANN's as it is closest to what he does. However, he will be mindful to cover other areas where they are useful to as wide an audience as possible.

Cooper Stevenson's Bio: Cooper is a leading expert in Information Technology systems for business automation. His award winning designs focus on expanding business intelligence and automation for medium and large industry. He moved Legislation through the Oregon Legislature and has written over ten publications for online resources. He is also featured in CNET News, Linux Today, and Linux.com. Recently, Cooper developed the first automated artificial neural network system for predicting financial securities price fluctuations and business process intelligence.

Food & Drink: At the last meeting we talked about having a Lucky Lab menu and calling in an order. With their dinner rush beginning at 6PM, you are welcome to call in and pay for your own order in the afternoon and pick it up before the meeting. Or bring whatever food you wish for that matter:

Lucky Lab on Hawthorne 503-236-3555 http://luckylab.com/html/menu.html#brewpub

David Mandel (for Michael Dexter)

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Tuesday
Nov 30, 2010
Galois Tech Talk: The Rubinius Virtual Machine
Galois, Inc

Presented by Brian Ford

Ruby is a highly dynamic, strongly-typed programming language created by Yukihiro Matsumoto in 1993 and first released in 1995. It borrows from Smalltalk, Lisp, and Perl. Ruby has single inheritance, mixins, and syntax features like omission of parentheses that make it well-suited for embedded domain-specific languages. Ruby was popularized by the Ruby on Rails web development framework.

The Rubinius project began as an implementation of the Ruby programming language roughly following the design of the Smalltalk-80 virtual machine described in the Blue book (“Smalltalk-80: the language and its implementation” by Adele Goldberg and David Robson). We have extended the initial implementation based on modern research in virtual machines, garbage collectors, and just-in-time (JIT) compilers. Rubinius currently features a stack-oriented opcode virtual machine, generational garbage collector, and LLVM-based JIT compiler. Most of the Ruby core library and the bytecode compiler are written in Ruby.

We will examine the main features of Rubinius and take a deeper dive into some aspects of the virtual machine and JIT compiler. We will also look at possible future work to address memory load, startup, and suitability for using Rubinius in Android phones. If there is time and interest, we will discuss implementing programming languages besides Ruby on Rubinius.

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Galois Tech Talk: The Rubinius Virtual Machine
Galois, Inc

Presented by Brian Ford

Ruby is a highly dynamic, strongly-typed programming language created by Yukihiro Matsumoto in 1993 and first released in 1995. It borrows from Smalltalk, Lisp, and Perl. Ruby has single inheritance, mixins, and syntax features like omission of parentheses that make it well-suited for embedded domain-specific languages. Ruby was popularized by the Ruby on Rails web development framework.

The Rubinius project began as an implementation of the Ruby programming language roughly following the design of the Smalltalk-80 virtual machine described in the Blue book (“Smalltalk-80: the language and its implementation” by Adele Goldberg and David Robson). We have extended the initial implementation based on modern research in virtual machines, garbage collectors, and just-in-time (JIT) compilers. Rubinius currently features a stack-oriented opcode virtual machine, generational garbage collector, and LLVM-based JIT compiler. Most of the Ruby core library and the bytecode compiler are written in Ruby.

We will examine the main features of Rubinius and take a deeper dive into some aspects of the virtual machine and JIT compiler. We will also look at possible future work to address memory load, startup, and suitability for using Rubinius in Android phones. If there is time and interest, we will discuss implementing programming languages besides Ruby on Rubinius.

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Thursday
Dec 2, 2010
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Open Source Desktop Publishing with Scribus
Portland State University FAB, Room 86-09
                             Presentation
                    Open Source Desktop Publishing
                                 with
                               Scribus

                                  by

                          John Jason Jordan

 Scribus is just a few years old, but has already achieved 
 most of the features of the expensive commercial desktop 
 publishing apps, and a few they don't have. If you need to 
 do fliers, brochures, or whole books, Scribus is now the 
 preferred tool.

 The presentation will start with a brief introduction to 
 some of the terms of desktop publishing, especially how to 
 get your computer to produce something that a print shop can 
 put on a press. This will include matters such as typography, 
 color management, banding and line screens, transparency, 
 imposition, and several other issues.

 Then we will spend a few minutes on an overview of Scribus, 
 how it is different from word processors, TeX, and advantages 
 and disadvantages.  This will include the basic features of 
 Scribus, including typographical controls, master pages, render 
 frames, PDF forms, PDF export options, scripting, collect for 
 output, and lots more. It will also cover how Scribus is the 
 end tool in a process that starts with other programs.

 Finally we will reproduce the PLUG flier that was created 
 in Scribus.  This will be presented on the screen showing 
 the steps and features of Scribus necessary to produce it. 
 Each member of the audience will have a paper copy of the 
 flier to assist in following the process.
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Thursday
Jan 6, 2011
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Mini-presentations on variety of topics
Portland State University FAB, Room 86-09
                             Presentation
                          Mini Presentations
                                  by
                            Daniel Hedlund
                                 and
                           hopefully others


 Daniel Hedlund will give a little ad hoc mini-demo on 
 setting up a VPS on Linode.com.

 David Mandel will discuss a couple ways of using virtualbox
 in a teaching environment.

 We invite others to join in with their own short little 
 mini-presentations on simple little "hacks" that you find
 useful.
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Tuesday
Jan 18, 2011
PLUG Advanced Topics: Artificial Neural Networks: Principles and Applications
Free Geek

Cooper Stevenson is rescheduled to give his talk: Artificial Neural Networks: Principles and Applications

Cooper will cover how the topic is relevant to Open Source as ANN's may be used for a host of practical applications and serve as an introduction to ANN's running on Open Source.

Emphasis will be placed on the financial industry's use of ANN's for market prediction but other uses will be addressed.

Cooper Stevenson's Bio: Cooper is a leading expert in Information Technology systems for business automation. His award winning designs focus on expanding business intelligence and automation for medium and large industry. He moved Legislation through the Oregon Legislature and has written over ten publications for online resources. He is also featured in CNET News, Linux Today, and Linux.com. Recently, Cooper developed the first automated artificial neural network system for predicting financial securities price fluctuations and business process intelligence.

Free Geek: 1731 SE 10th Avenue: Two blocks south of Hawthorne, not far from the Lucky Lab. If lost: 503-232-9350

Big news and reason for the delay of this announcement: we have a new, dedicated keyholder!

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Wednesday
Jan 26, 2011
PDX Open Source Geospatial User Group
OpenSourcery

Meeting agenda: - TBD

Hey everyone, The January gathering of the open source GIS group is on for 6:30-8pm at Open Sourcery on Jan. 26. Hope you all had a great holiday. The meeting is byob but we usually wander to a nearby watering hole afterwards.

  • MapBox - creating custom maps in the cloud. Sara is bringing someone involved with its development to show some things off. I've been interested in their mb-tiles standard and tools for supporting offline maps for a while.

  • GeoNode - version 1.0 of this platform is out from the OpenGeo folks and it's starting to pick up steam. An intriguing blend of Geoserver, GeoNetwork, GeoExt and OpenLayers with a thick layer of Django to hold it all together. A legitimate open-source SDI solution is evolving...

  • Becoming an official OSGEO chapter, the quest continues

  • FOSS4G 2011 in Denver. Sep 12-16. You're going right? Call for presentations opens in Feb!

OpenSourcery 1636 NW Lovejoy St. Portland, OR 97209 [Or, if you prefer: 45.529986, -122.688206]

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Thursday
Feb 3, 2011
Portland Linux/Unix Group: What is Open?
Portland State University FAB, Room 86-09
                             Presentation
                            What is Open?
                                  by
                             David Mandel


 David Mandel is interested in distilling the core ideas 
 from the philosophy of Open Source Software and extending
 these into other areas like music, publishing, farming, 
 and education.  In the past he has given presentations
 on Open Source Agriculture.

 In this presentation, David wants to discuss Open Source
 in education.  This is not a presentation about using 
 Open Source Software in traditional classrooms as much
 as it is a discussion about using Open Source Philosophy
 to change traditional classrooms.  We will discuss the 
 work of John Gatto author of "Dumbing Us Down", the Moore 
 Method of teaching mathematics, and David Mandel's personal 
 experience teaching mathematics and computer classes in 
 community colleges.
Website
Tuesday
Feb 8, 2011
Portland Python User Group Monthly Meetup
Cloudability Website
Tuesday
Feb 15, 2011
PLUG Advanced Topics: BSD
Free Geek

February PLUG Advanced Topics

BSD (Berkley Software Distribution): Enterprise Open Source From Day One

W&W: Tuesday, February 15th, 7PM at Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Ave

Synopsis:

You use BSD software every day.

Virtually every packet you send travels through BSD-based routers.

BSD gave us the Internet, which gave us Linux and the FLOSS revolution.

The iPhone contains BSD software. OpenSSH is a BSD project.

Michael Dexter of BSD Fund will give a tour of how BSD is being used and discuss why it happily lurks in the shadows of open source. BSD myths will be addressed along with an open discussion of what the audience is doing with BSD.

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Monday
Feb 21, 2011
Open Source Bridge Volunteer Meetup
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Our first general volunteer gathering of 2011! Come learn about volunteer opportunities at this year's Open Source Bridge, meet some of the core team and socialize with other volunteers.

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Tuesday
Mar 1, 2011
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Lucky Labrador Beer Hall Website
Thursday
Mar 3, 2011
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Free Content and the Data Revolution
Portland State University FAB, Room 86-09

Presentation Free Content and the Data Revolution by Daniel Hedlund

The amount of information available on the Internet has exploded in recent years and shows no sign of slowing down. Most of this information is freely available to anyone with a web browser --- but what does free mean? Daniel Hedlund will lead a discussion on the meaning of open data and explore how the open source movement is no longer constrained to the realm of software.

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Tuesday
Mar 8, 2011
Portland Python User Group Monthly Meetup
Cloudability

Lightning Talks!

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Wednesday
Mar 9, 2011
JoomlaPDX User Group
Henry V

Description

This month's topic: SEO and Joomla


Speaker: Jim Hay

Jim is the owner of Jim Hay SEO. His firm specializes in developing business websites in Joomla that need to rank well in the organic search engines. Jim has 10 years experience in on and off site SEO and 4 years of Joomla web design experience in the North West working with companies nationwide


The February 9th meeting of the Joomla Portland Users Group looks to be a great start. Come help kick off the user group and find out what this group is all about. While you are here, learn a bit about Joomla 1.6, the newest version of Joomla! content management system. We'll discuss what's new in 1.6 and what's coming up in future releases.


Schedule: March 9th Meeting Agenda

6:30 pm - Networking and Refreshments

7:00 pm - Welcome Led by Joomla PDX organizers

7:05 pm - SEO and Joomla Led by Jim Hay

7:45 pm - Meeting close and After Meeting Networking

This group is open to users of all experience levels. Registration is required. For more information visit JoomlaPDX.com

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Tuesday
Mar 15, 2011
PLUG Advanced Topics: Release your hardware hacker potential with gEDA
Free Geek

March PLUG Advanced Topics:

Embedded Hardware Developer Eric Thompson

Release your hardware hacker potential with gEDA

This session will take you step-by-step through the process of creating an actual printed circuit board using the gEDA suite of electronic design automation tools. From schematic to gerber files, you can do all with the open source tools in gEDA.

The gEDA project is a full GPL’d suite of electronic design automation tools. The suite includes tools for schematic capture, attribute management, bill of materials (BOM) generation, netlist creation, analog and digital simulation, and printed circuit board (PCB) layout.

This session will cover: - Drawing a block diagram - Creating parts and drawing a schematic - Netlist creation and import into the printed circuit board tool - Layout of the printed circuit board - Outputting gerber files - Design verification - How to have your printed circuit board built

This session will be presented for the beginner and will assume no previous hardware experience. gEDA website: http://www.gpleda.org/

7PM Tuesday, March 15th at Free Geek: 1731 SE 10TH AVE

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Wednesday
Mar 16, 2011
Scott Hanselman: NuGet In Depth: Empowering Open Source on the .NET Platform (Rose City SPIN)
Coyote's Bar and Grill

This is a free talk sponsored by the Rose City SPIN.

Networking starts at 5:00 PM Talk starts at 6:00 PM

Abstract

Join Scott Hanselman as he digs deep into the new open source NuGet package management system. How does NuGet fit into the .NET ecosystem? Learn how to create your own packages that are public and open source or internal ones for the enterprise. By the way, NuGet is an open source project hosted on Mercurial. Microsoft is starting to get serious about open source. We’ll talk about how and why. Scott will also describe the methods and processes his team used to successfully deliver NuGet including Kanban, continuous integration, Scrum and more.

Speaker Bio

Scott Hanselman, self-proclaimed failed stand-up comic, is a former software engineering professor, former Chief Architect at a large US retail banking company, former consultant, current father, current diabetic, and current Microsoft employee. Scott is a prolific blogger (http://www.hansleman.com) and hosts a weekly podcast called Hansleminutes (http://www.hanselminutes.com), where he spreads good information about developing software, usually on the Microsoft stack.

How to Register

This is a FREE lecture sponsored by the Rose City SPIN. Please RSVP to [email protected].

Rose City SPIN

The Rose City Software Process Improvement Network (SPIN) is a monthly forum for networking, mutual support, and promotion of effective software practices. We exchange practical experiences, ideas, knowledge, wisdom, and war stories about the technical, business, and human facets of software process improvement. The Rose City SPIN serves the software development community of the Portland/Vancouver metro area. Whether you work for a large company or a small one, corporate or self-employed, industrial or academic setting, you are welcome at the Rose City SPIN

Wednesday
Mar 23, 2011
PDX Open Source GIS Meeting
OpenSourcery

We meet the 4th Wednesday of every month from 6:30-8:00 PM at OpenSourcery in NW Portland. No need to RSVP, all are welcome- our group ranges from the geo-curious to the überhackers. [Please arrive no more than 10 minutes early, as the developers at OpenSourcery are working up until the meeting time.] If our meetings are canceled or changed we will post this in Discussions, so please check there for the most recent information and activity.

This week: covering number of topics related to the PDX OSGEO Unconference next week.

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Wednesday
Mar 30, 2011
Luz Studio - Latest Developments - Ruby + OpenGL Live Motion Graphics
PCC Cascade Campus

Have fun with Luz Studio and learn how to use cutting-edge interactive technology in light and sound applications.

Attendees will engage with interactive light toys including:

  • Microsoft Kinect-based body tracking to create expressive art

  • Real-time DMX interior lighting control

  • 3D digital drawing using Wacom Drawing Tablets

  • LightTroupe’s Light and Sound Piano

  • An introduction to Luz Studio’s real-time shader-snipet mixing and just-in-time compiling

This will be a laid-back, open forum for people to explore the Luz Studio software, the new art-form and the cutting-edge of technology.

Come and get involved in our latest developments from the past year.

We will play with computer vision, skeleton tracking, digital painting, and explore Luz Studio’s new DMX light control.

Artists, musicians, performers, and multimedia lightbearers, discover new ways to use expressive technology in your work.

PCC Cascade Campus Moriarty Arts & Humanities Bldg Room 104 705 North Killingsworth Street Portland, OR 97212

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Thursday
Mar 31, 2011
OSBridge - Last Minute Proposal Sprint
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Proposals for Open Source Bridge are due Thursday, March 31st at 11:59pm PDT. Come work on your proposal with fellow procrastinators! Members of the OSBridge team will be on hand to answer your questions.

Co-located with the weekly Thursday night hackathon.

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Monday
Apr 4, 2011
Open Source Bridge Volunteer Meetup
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come learn about volunteer opportunities at this year's Open Source Bridge, get an update on our progress so far, and meet some of the core team and socialize with other volunteers.

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Thursday
Apr 7, 2011
The [email protected] Presents: Richard Stallman - Free Software and Your Freedom
Portland State University - Native American Student and Community Center

Abstract: The Free Software Movement campaigns for computer users' freedom to cooperate and control their own computing. The Free Software Movement developed the GNU operating system, typically used with the Linux kernel, specifically to make these freedoms possible.

The Portland State University Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery and the Computer Science Department are proud to welcome Richard Stallman to PSU for this general-interest talk. Mr. Stallman is the father of the free software movement and the concept of 'copyleft', the original author of GNU Emacs, the GNU Compiler Collection, and many of the utilities used in the GNU/Linux operating system.

This event is free and open to the general public. Mr. Stallman will be available for a brief Q&A session following the talk.

Doors open at 7pm, the talk begins at 7:30pm.

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Portland Linux/Unix Group: Canceled to attend Richard Stallman talk
Portland State University - Native American Student and Community Center
                         MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT

          PLUG Meeting will be different than normal

                       Richard Stallman
                        is speaking at
                  Portland State University
              during PLUG's normal meeting time.

     So, instead of having a PLUG meeting we will attend
            Richard Stallman's talk at 7:00 PM at

     The PSU Native American Student and Community Center
                      710 SW Jackson St
                    Portland Oregon 97201

 And if Stallman's talk gets out early enough we will 
 go over to The Lucky Lab Northwest Beerhall at 1945 NW Quimby
 Portland, Oregon afterwards.

 *******************************************************************

                           Abstract
                             for
                    Richard Stallman Talk

                         Presented by
                  Portland State University
                          Chapter of
              Association of Computing Machinery

 The Free Software Movement campaigns for computer users' freedom 
 to cooperate and control their own computing. The Free Software 
 Movement developed the GNU operating system, typically used with 
 the Linux kernel, specifically to make these freedoms possible.

 The Portland State University Chapter of the Association for 
 Computing Machinery and the Computer Science Department are proud 
 to welcome Richard Stallman to PSU for this general-interest talk. 
 Mr. Stallman is the father of the free software movement and the 
 concept of 'copyleft', the original author of GNU Emacs, the GNU 
 Compiler Collection, and many of the utilities used in the GNU/Linux 
 operating system.

 This event is free and open to the general public. Mr. Stallman will 
 be available for a brief Q&A session following the talk.

 *******************************************************************
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Wednesday
Apr 13, 2011
Drupal User Group monthly meet-up
OpenSourcery

Here's what we've got on the agenda:

  1. "A Case Study in Drupal 7: Care Network by Elite Care" presented by Manuel Mejia

Want to leverage the power of Drupal to address your own specific niche industry or market? Learn how this can be accomplished by examining a real-world case study of the "Care Network"—a Drupal distribution that assists staff and family members in creating "Communities of Care" for elderly and disabled people. Built on Drupal 7, the Care Network helps provision services, monitor community residents, and facilitate social interaction.

In particular, Manuel will discuss unique features of the project including real-time location tracking of all individuals on campus, programable alerts using a wide array of sensors, web enabled recording of daily notes and services, and touch screen monitors used to input and display this information. He'll also touch upon the strengths of Drupal as an application platform and how anyone can extend Drupal 7 core and contributed modules to fit their unique project requirements and needs.

  1. "Building a Social Network in Drupal" presented by Ben Kaplan

Have you ever wanted to build your own social network? Or maybe add some cool social networking features to your existing website? In this presentation, Ben will demo some of the latest features of the User Relationships (http://drupal.org/project/user_relationships) and Private Message (http://drupal.org/project/privatemsg) modules—two modules he's worked on that allow you to replicate many features of popular social networks.

And what if you also want to leverage the power of other third-party social networks like Facebook, Twitter, or MySpace? Ben will demo the newest features of the Janrain Engage (http://drupal.org/project/rpx) module, including the ability to authenticate with other social networks, map user data from these networks, share content simultaneously across networks, and integrate with popular Drupal modules like Rules and Views.

Finally, here are the meeting details:

Date: Wednesday, April 13

Time: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. (after the meeting, we head to Lucky Lab for drinks and conversation!)

Location: OpenSourcery offices (1636 NW Lovejoy St. Portland, OR 97209)

It promises to be really interesting and useful meeting... you don't want to miss it!

See you there,

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JoomlaPDX User Group Monthly Meeting
Henry V

Everything You Wanted to Know About Joomla! Content Construction Kits (CCKs), but where afraid to ask.

What is a content construction kit? Which one should I use? What are the differences between K2, jSeblod, Zoo, and FlexiContent, the four most popular CCKs in use today. How difficult is a CCK to learn and use? What affect will a CCK have on my template or design?

In our Joomla content construction kit presentation we are going to show you. The presentation will cover what a CCK is and why you may want to use one. We'll walk through some feature comparisons of the top four CCKs in use today to help you in choosing the right one. Discuss some of the pros and cons when implementing a CCK, like how the new content affects your templates and layouts. We'll take a sneak peek at some new CCK beta's for Joomla 1.6 and end with a discussion on what features may still be missing in the Joomla core versus a content construction kit.

What You’ll Learn

  • What is a CCK
  • CCK features vs Joomla 1.5 content construction (the S.C.A.M)
  • Comparison chart of K2, jSeblod, Zoo, and FlexiContent
  • Quick administrative back end look at each.
  • Discuss which tie into Joomla's com_component and which don't effecting module creation.
  • A quick look at Joomla 1.6 and the new CCK beta.

Agenda:

6:30 pm - Networking and Refreshments
7:00 pm - Welcome
7:05 pm - Content Creation Kits
7:45 pm - Meeting close and After Meeting Networking
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Tuesday
Apr 19, 2011
PLUG Advanced Topics: IPv6 Networking Part 1
Free Geek

PLUG Advanced Topics April Meeting

IPv6 Networking with Ted Mittelstaedt: Part 1

The first in a multi-part series on IPv6 networking by Ted Mittelstaedt, the author of The FreeBSD Corporate Networker's Guide.

Part 1: Theory & management & ISP routing, as well as current events in the IPv6 realm. For example, did you know that Nortel just sold Microsoft a huge chunk of IPv4 legacy addresses for something like 7 million dollars? This has really turned the tables on the game. Up until that happened the thought in the community was that the large ISP's would be the biggest pushers of IPv6 deployment. But this is an early indicator of what's going to happen. The large ISPs are going to spend millions in vacuuming every scrap of IPv4 out of all the corners on the Internet before they will start pushing their users to go to IPv6. That is a serious problem for any small ISP that does not have a stock of IPv4 because they will be run out of numbers and new customers will not be interested in their IPv6 offerings as long as the large ISPs still are handing IPv4 out.

Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue

When: TUESDAY, April 19th, 7PM

BYO Food and Beverages

Sorry for the late announcement. Tax day distracted quite a few of us.

Thursday
May 5, 2011
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Comments on the IPv6 Transition
Portland State University FAB, Room 86-09
                        Presentation

              Comments on the IPv6 Transition
                             by
                      Ted Mittelstaedt
                             of
                       Portlandia IT


Ted Mittelstaedt of Portlandia IT will talk about IP addressing
in general and how the IPv4 to IPv6 transition is being received
by the Internet community. This talk is part of a series of
timely IPv6 PLUG talks that Ted is giving over the coming months.
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Friday
May 13, 2011
Open Gov West Conference
through Jupiter Hotel & Bossanova Ballroom

Attend the Open Gov West conference in PDX, Fri/Sat May 13-14.

Two days to bring a region together, exploring opportunities to open government, increase civic engagement, and coordinate projects across governments. Now is the time to move from old models and technology to finding innovative, cost efficient, and transparent methods for accomplishing government’s core missions.

Open Gov West (OGW) exposes attendees to new ideas, technologies, practices, and partnerships. The conference’s goal is to help your organization build relationships and gain insights which help you build a more transparent, engaged government.

See http://ogw.ticketleap.com/open-gov-west-2011 for registration info.

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Open Gov West '11
through Jupiter Hotel & Bossanova Ballroom

CONFERENCE Open Gov West 2011 is a two-day nonprofit conference being held at the Jupiter Hotel in Portland May 13-14, 2011. OGW '11 is designed to bring the Northwest region together to explore opportunities to open government, increase civic engagement, and coordinate projects across governments. Now is the time to move from old models and technology to finding innovative, cost efficient, and transparent methods for accomplishing government’s core missions.The conference exposes attendees to new ideas, technologies, practices, and partnerships. The conference’s goal is to help your organization build relationships and gain insights which help you build a more transparent, engaged government.

APPS CONTEST The conference also includes an app development contest on Day Two, May 14. Developers entering the Open Gov West Cross-Gov Apps Contest have the opportunity to transform government data into useful information accessible to the masses—and to win prizes like iPads, marketing assistance, and technology prize packs. Governments from across the Pacific Northwest will send representatives from their own data.gov sites to offer developers advice and support, making this a unique opportunity for developers to interact directly with government data providers while building the applications.

The competition will run in the style of a code-a-thon, in which development begins Saturday, May 14 at 9 a.m. with a 7 p.m. deadline, with winners announced that evening. Sponsor Tropo will be providing $1,000 in developer scholarships and free development kits for participants. Developers are encouraged to purchase a ticket through Open Gov West or apply for developer scholarships. For more information: http://www.opengovwest.org/events/conference/opengovwest-11/1304-2/

For more information, please visit opengovwest.org. To register, please visit opengovwest.eventbrite.com.

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Tuesday
May 17, 2011
PLUG Advanced Topics: IPv6 Networking Part 2
Free Geek

PLUG Advanced Topics May Meeting

IPv6 Networking with Ted Mittelstaedt: Part 2

The second in a multi-part series on IPv6 networking by Ted Mittelstaedt, the author of The FreeBSD Corporate Networker's Guide.

Part 2: The shifting paradigm of how to firewall with IPv6. With IPv4, just about everyone uses NAT as a poor-mans firewall. They don't have to think about port numbers and the like but they will with IPv6 because dual-stacking is going to be the standard in how it's implemented.

Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue

When: TUESDAY, May 17th, 7PM

BYO Food and Beverages

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Wednesday
May 18, 2011
Freelance Software Developers Meetup
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Are you a freelance software developer, or interested in freelancing? Join us to talk shop and meet others!

Presentation: Freelancing and Open Source, by Peat Bakke. This is an informal and (slightly) abridged version of the presentation for Linuxfest NW, Webvisions 2011, and Open Source Bridge.

Recreation: Beer, nerding, socializing, etc.

The presentation will start shortly after 6:00.

Friday
May 20, 2011
BarCamp Portland 5
Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

BarCampPortland is an unconference for the Portland tech community, produced BY the Portland tech community. Interesting topics, cool people, great networking opportunities, wifi, and more! Building an active tech community in Portland, Oregon.

BarCamp is an ad-hoc gathering born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions, demos, and interaction from participants. You never quite know what to expect at BarCamp. When you arrive on Friday, there will be an agenda framework (times / rooms), but the content for the sessions will be decided by the participants.

Join us Friday from 6:30PM to 9PM and Saturday from 9AM to 9PM.

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Saturday
May 21, 2011
BarCamp Portland 5
Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

BarCampPortland is an unconference for the Portland tech community, produced BY the Portland tech community. Interesting topics, cool people, great networking opportunities, wifi, and more! Building an active tech community in Portland, Oregon.

BarCamp is an ad-hoc gathering born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions, demos, and interaction from participants. You never quite know what to expect at BarCamp. When you arrive on Friday, there will be an agenda framework (times / rooms), but the content for the sessions will be decided by the participants.

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Thursday
Jun 2, 2011
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Introduction to OpenEMR
Portland State University FAB, Room 86-09
                         Presentation

                   Introduction to OpenEMR
                              by
                        Tony McCormick
                     <[email protected]>

 Introduction to OpenEMR, maybe the most downloaded open source 
 Electronic Heath Records system in the world.   This presentation 
 will discuss how one of the first web based, php projects became 
 a government certified EHR.  We'll demo the system, talk about 
 the good, bad and ugly of a 10 year old project with ~500,000 
 lines of code and get feed back on ways to move forward with 
 out breaking the existing use.  ie: upgrade paths and models, etc.
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Monday
Jun 6, 2011
Open Source Bridge Volunteer Meetup
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come learn about volunteer opportunities at this year's Open Source Bridge, get an update on our progress so far, and meet some of the core team and socialize with other volunteers.

Don't want to wait for the meetup? The volunteer schedule is now open for sign-ups. Visit the "How to Sign-Up" page on our wiki for full instructions on how to sign-up as a volunteer: http://opensourcebridge.org/2011/wiki/How_to_Sign-Up

If you can’t come to any of the meet and greets, or the orientation, or just have questions before then, please contact our volunteer coordinator, Shepherd Griffin at [email protected].

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Monday
Jun 13, 2011
Open Source Bridge Volunteer Meetup
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come learn about volunteer opportunities at this year's Open Source Bridge, get an update on our progress so far, and meet some of the core team and socialize with other volunteers.

Don't want to wait for the meetup? The volunteer schedule is now open for sign-ups. Visit the "How to Sign-Up" page on our wiki for full instructions on how to sign-up as a volunteer: http://opensourcebridge.org/2011/wiki/How_to_Sign-Up

If you can’t come to any of the meet and greets, or the orientation, or just have questions before then, please contact our volunteer coordinator, Shepherd Griffin at [email protected].

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Tuesday
Jun 14, 2011
Open Source Bridge Volunteer Meetup
U.S. Bancorp Tower

Come learn about volunteer opportunities at this year's Open Source Bridge, get an update on our progress so far, and meet some of the core team and socialize with other volunteers.

Don't want to wait for the meetup? The volunteer schedule is now open for sign-ups. Visit the "How to Sign-Up" page on our wiki for full instructions on how to sign-up as a volunteer: http://opensourcebridge.org/2011/wiki/How_to_Sign-Up

If you can’t come to any of the meet and greets, or the orientation, or just have questions before then, please contact our volunteer coordinator, Shepherd Griffin at [email protected].

NOTE: We'll meet in the second floor break area. It is open to the public.

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Monday
Jun 20, 2011
Open Source Bridge Volunteer Orientation
Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

If you're volunteering for the conference, please try to attend one of the two orientations on-site, the day before the conference.

Visit the "How to Sign-Up" page on our wiki for full instructions on how to sign-up as a volunteer: http://opensourcebridge.org/2011/wiki/How_to_Sign-Up

If you can’t come to any of the meet and greets, or the orientation, or just have questions before then, please contact our volunteer coordinator, Shepherd Griffin at [email protected].

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Open Source Bridge Volunteer Orientation
Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

If you're volunteering for the conference, please try to attend one of the two orientations on-site, the day before the conference.

Visit the "How to Sign-Up" page on our wiki for full instructions on how to sign-up as a volunteer: http://opensourcebridge.org/2011/wiki/How_to_Sign-Up

If you can’t come to any of the meet and greets, or the orientation, or just have questions before then, please contact our volunteer coordinator, Shepherd Griffin at [email protected].

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Tuesday
Jun 21, 2011
Open Source Bridge 2011
through Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

Open Source Bridge is an open source developers conference, focused on bringing people from a range of technology backgrounds together to share their knowledge and explore what it means to be an open source citizen.

Find out more about attending at http://opensourcebridge.org/attend

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PLUG Advanced Topics: IPv6 Networking Part 2
Free Geek

PLUG Advanced Topics May Meeting

IPv6 Networking with Ted Mittelstaedt: Part 2

The second in a multi-part series on IPv6 networking by Ted Mittelstaedt, the author of The FreeBSD Corporate Networker's Guide.

Part 2: The shifting paradigm of how to firewall with IPv6. With IPv4, just about everyone uses NAT as a poor-mans firewall. They don't have to think about port numbers and the like but they will with IPv6 because dual-stacking is going to be the standard in how it's implemented.

This is a rescheduling of the past meeting that Ted could not attend.

Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue

When: TUESDAY, June 21st, 7PM

BYO Food and Beverages

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Thursday
Jul 7, 2011
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Rapid Discussions on Any Topic
Portland State University FAB, Room 86-09
                            PRESENTATION

                         Rapid Discussions

                                 on

                             Any Topic

                                 by

                         Anyone & Everyone

 Instead of having a formal presentation, we will get together and
 discuss anything anyone wants to discuss in brief sessions of no
 more than a few minutes each.  If we have enough people involved
 we can break into smaller groups to handle each topic.

 One very short topic that I will be prepared to discuss for
 a few minutes will be:
      -  Open Source at Two Year Colleges
         Why are text books so damn expensive?

AND YES - We are looking for speakers for upcoming months.
          Volunteers and Recommendations are welcome.
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Tuesday
Jul 19, 2011
PLUG Advanced Topics: IPv6 Networking Part 3
Free Geek

PLUG Advanced Topics July Meeting

IPv6 Networking with Ted Mittelstaedt: Part 3

This is the third part of a multi-part series on IPv6 networking by Ted Mittelstaedt, the author of The FreeBSD Corporate Networker's Guide.

How to setup webservers and such to offer content over IPv6 and how to setup clients to access such content.

Ted will plan to offer a live demonstration of an IPv6-enabled web server.

Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue

When: TUESDAY, June 21st, 7PM

BYO Food and Beverages

REMINDER: OSCON is just around the corner and there is a MIND NUMBING amount of FREE ACTIVITIES going on during it including the Community Leadership Summit:

http://www.oscon.com/oscon2011/public/content/free

http://www.communityleadershipsummit.com/

Michael

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Monday
Jul 25, 2011
OSCON
through Oregon Convention Center

A big open source conference.

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Thursday
Aug 4, 2011
Portland Linux/Unix Group: The Use of Open Source Software in State Agencies
Portland State University FAB, Room 86-09
                         PRESENTATION

                     Open Source Software

                              in

                        State Agencies

                              by

                        Michael Smith

  Michael Smith works for the State of Oregon.  He will discuss 
  his experience introducing and trying to introduce Open Source
  Solutions into state government agencies.

  Note:  We may update this description as we get more details.
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Thursday
Sep 1, 2011
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Rapid Discussions on Any Topic
Portland State University FAB, Room 86-09
                             PRESENTATION

                          Rapid Discussions

                                  on

                              Any Topic

                                  by

                          Anyone & Everyone

  Instead of having a formal presentation, we will get together and
  discuss anything anyone wants to discuss in brief sessions of no
  more than a few minutes each.  If we have enough people involved
  we can break into smaller groups to handle each topic.

  AND YES - We are looking for speakers for upcoming months.
            We have been having trouble finding speakers lately.
            Volunteers and Recommendations are welcome.
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Tuesday
Sep 20, 2011
PLUG Advanced Topics: Roundtable: Web serving in the post-LAMP era
Free Geek

This month's meeting will be a roundtable discussion about modern web serving.

The CGI.pl/ODBC era gave way to LAMP and we're now onto the next generation:

  • node.js and NoSQL make LAMP overkill for many situations

  • AJAX/JavaScript are moving much application logic to the browser

  • Apache is giving way to lighttpd, node.js, nginx and others

  • We've gone from 9" Mac support to 1024 X 768 and now to 4" phones

  • URL Shorteners. Who would have thought?

  • Users now routinely block ads, scripting and Flash

  • Apple has declared war on Flash!

  • HTML 5 and CSS 3 are starting to appear in the wild

  • Security is finally coming first, not last

How have these factors changed the way you serve web content?

Are the fundamental problems being solved and making your job easier?

Please share your experiences at this roundtable and bring your questions.

When: Tuesday, September 20th, 7PM

Where: Free Geek: 1731 SE 10th Avenue, not far from the Lucky Lab

Food and Drink: Bring your own, consider Lucky Lab take-out

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Wednesday
Sep 28, 2011
PDX Open Source GIS Meeting
OpenSourcery

We meet the 4th Wednesday of every month from 6:00-7:30 PM at OpenSourcery in NW Portland. No need to RSVP, all are welcome- our group ranges from the geo-curious to the überhackers. [Please arrive no more than 10 minutes early, as the developers at OpenSourcery are working up until the meeting time.] If our meetings are canceled or changed we will post this in Discussions, so please check there for the most recent information and activity.

Beer at nearby pub to follow.

This week: Jonathan Karon (fightingmonk) is coming to present his OSBridge 2011 session "How Python Saved 263 Lives, and Our Sanity" – http://opensourcebridge.org/sessions/683

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Thursday
Oct 6, 2011
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Arch Linux
Portland State University FAB, Room 86-09
                       PRESENTATION

                          Arch Linux

                              by

                        Daniel Hedlund
                    <[email protected]>

 Arch Linux is an independently developed, i686- and x86_64-optimised 
 Linux distribution targeted at competent Linux users. It uses 
 'pacman', its home-grown package manager, to provide updates 
 to the latest software applications with full dependency tracking. 
 Operating on a rolling release system, Arch can be installed from 
 a CD image or via an FTP server. The default install provides a 
 solid base that enables users to create a custom installation. 
 In addition, the Arch Build System (ABS) provides a way to easily 
 build new packages, modify the configuration of stock packages, 
 and share these packages with other users via the Arch Linux 
 user repository.
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Tuesday
Oct 18, 2011
PLUG Advanced Topics: The Android Debug Bridge (Root your phone!)
Free Geek

PLUG Advanced Topics October:

The Android Debug Bridge (ADB)

How and why to root your Android phone

From tethering to better hardware access to watching Hulu, our speaker will explain why you might want to install the Android Debug Bridge.

Our speaker is happy to help you install the "Gingerbread" release on your Droid X of find out what your model of phone would need to receive the ADB.

When: TUESDAY, October 18th, 7PM

Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, a few blocks from Hawthorne

IPv6 Update: Ted Mittelstaedt is working with Free Geek and their two ISP's on a move to IPv6. The next hands-on IPv6 installment will wait until this transition is complete.

Food: BYO Gingerbread, Cupcakes, Frozen Yogurt, or Ice Cream Sandwiches! (and beer as you please)

Wednesday
Oct 26, 2011
PDX Open Source GIS Meeting
OpenSourcery

We meet the 4th Wednesday of every month from at OpenSourcery in NW Portland. No need to RSVP, all are welcome- our group ranges from the geo-curious to the überhackers. [Please arrive no more than 10 minutes early, as the developers at OpenSourcery are working up until the meeting time.] If our meetings are canceled or changed we will post this in Discussions, so please check there for the most recent information and activity.

Beer at nearby pub to follow.

This week: Lev Tyspin from ThinkShout (http://thinkshout.com/) is coming to talk about some Drupal mapping work they've done.

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Thursday
Nov 3, 2011
PLUG November Meeting: Hands-on IPv6, Web Hosting with GitHub
Portland State University FAB, Room 86-09

PRESENTATION ONE

Hands-On IPv6 Networking by Ted Mittelstaedt

Ted will wrap-up his multi-month series on IPv6 networking with some demonstrations of real-world DNS client and server configuration and web content serving.

PRESENTATION TWO

Daniel Hedlund will give an introduction to GitHub and demonstrate some command line tools for interacting with GitHub and how you can host a website on GitHub using Octopress (octopress.org)

We will break for the Lucky Lab NW on Quimby after the meeting.

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Thursday
Dec 1, 2011
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Don't Fear the Autotools!
Portland State University FAB, Room 86-09
                         PRESENTATION

                  Don't Fear the Autotools!

                              by

                         Scott Garman


 Autoconf. Automake. Libtool. This trio of build configuration 
 utilities (known as the Autotools) are used in a large majority 
 of compiled software applications for Linux, but they remain a 
 mystery to many of us.

 In this gentle introduction to the Autotools, Scott Garman will 
 help lift the veil of uncertainty most people have about them. 
 You'll also learn about the Gnu Coding Standards and the Filesystem 
 Hierarchy Standard, two specifications which explain a lot of the 
 "why" behind the Autotools (yes, there is a method to this madness!). 
 Finally, Scott will offer some practical tips for understanding 
 and fixing errors you may see when building an Autotools-based 
 package. It's sure to be a fun romp for the whole family.
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Thursday
Dec 8, 2011
You Have Open Source & You're a Hardware Company - Now What?
Oregon Zoo, Skyline Banquet Room

Years ago, the conventional wisdom among companies was either to ride the open source wave or to avoid open source software at all costs. Now, the choice to avoid open source software is gone. Whether you are a hardware company or a software company, you have open source. It’s in your servers, it’s in your phone system, and it is almost certainly in your products whether they are hardware or software. The open source in your phone system is probably a great idea. The open source in your products, on the other hand, may not be. What should you do?

Join three industry experts who will discuss best practices you can bring to bear in order to reap the benefits of open source while avoiding the pitfalls. They will discuss what open source software is, how it found its way into your products, and what its advantages and disadvantages might be.

You will learn: - Why you should stay on top of this issue; - How you can manage your open source user obligations in a way that is mindful of limited resources; - If that open source you just discovered in your product really means that you have to post your source code on your website.

Panel: - Mark Visnick is a practicing attorney and senior consultant with Johnson-Laird, Inc, where he specializes in forensic software analysis for litigation and software due diligence for mergers, acquisitions, and in-bound licensing deals. Marc will explain what open source is, what compliance entails, and where the risks lie.

  • Chris Perez is a software engineer and former engineering manager at Tektronix. Chris will provide practical advice about how technology companies can manage open source obligations in a way that is consistent with company values and mindful of limited resources.

  • Jeff Luszcz is the founder and VP of Services and Support at Palamidawhere he leads the professional services team responsible for open source compliance audits. Jeff will discuss how Palamida helps companies manage open source software at all stages of their product lifecycles.

Moderator: Brenna Legaard is an intellectual property attorney at Lane Powell, where she focuses her practice on helping her clients achieve their business goals by securing and enforcing their intellectual property rights.

Who Should Attend: - Hardware Engineers - Software Engineers - Research & Development - Entrepreneurs - Information Technology Professionals - Marketing Professionals

Event Details: When: Thursday, December 8, 2011 Time: 7:30 – 10:00 AM Where: Oregon Zoo, Skyline Banquet Room, Portland, OR Directions to the Oregon Zoo Fees: $50 Members, $75 Nonmembers CLE Credits: Pending Approval To Register: TechAmerica Oregon, 503-624-5715

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Thursday
Jan 5, 2012
Portland Linux/Unix Group: The xkcd1k Eve Celebration
Portland State University FAB, Room 86-09
                         PRESENTATION
                              by
                        Keith Lofstrom




 Since 2005, Randall Munroe's xkcd.com, "A webcomic of romance,
 sarcasm, math, and language" has covered many topics dear to FOSS
 advocates and has been discussed on the PLUG list many times.
 The #1000 comic is expected to appear Friday January 6 just after
 midnight eastern time, making Thursday January 5 "xkcd1k eve".

 Join us for a celebration of XKCD1K eve at the PLUG general
 meeting.  We can display and discuss/explain some of the
 Free/Libre/Open source cartoons, the various weblogs and forums
 that have sprung up around them, draw our own cartoons (Keith
 will bring art paper and pens), perhaps discuss the technology
 of web comics.

 Homework:  bring your own list of favorite xkcd cartoons, and
 we will display them at the meeting.  Bring your artistic and
 "right brained" friends.  Bring your black porkpie hat.  If
 you are Richard Stallman, bring your katana sword.

 Afterwards, at the Lucky Lab Brew Pub at 1945 nw Quimby, we
 can welcome comic #1000, just after 9pm Pacific Time.  Or not,
 Randall is a trickster and may give us strip #1025, avoiding
 the definition the size of a "kilo" ( http://xkcd.com/394/ ) .
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Tuesday
Jan 17, 2012
PLUG Advanced Topics: Hands-on FreeNAS
Free Geek

Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics January:

Hands-on FreeNAS

Michael Dexter will give a hands-on demonstration of the FreeNAS NanoBSD-based Network Attached Storage platform on various hardware and a dedicated LAN. FreeNAS is based on NanoBSD, a FreeBSD sub-project for embedded systems and includes support for the ZFS filesystem, Apple AFP clients, Unix NFS clients, Windows CIFS shares, iSCSI targets and useful niceties such as TFTP support.

Bring any systems that you want to test with FreeNAS, particularly Windows ones as Michael does not have any. You are also invited to bring 2GB or larger flash devices suitable for a bootable image.

Some good questions came out of the PLUG General meeting and you are welcome to mail Michael more in advance: [email protected]

When: TUESDAY, January 17th at 7PM

Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue

Food: There is a good chance that food will magically appear. Please bring cash for the tip jar if you plan to partake in it.

See you there!

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Wednesday
Jan 25, 2012
PDX Open Source GIS Meeting
Collective Agency

We meet the 4th Wednesday of every month at the Collective Agency in NW Portland (Old Town). No need to RSVP, all are welcome - our group ranges from the geo-curious to the überhackers.

Beer at nearby pub to follow.

This week: Share-one-thing. It's been a long hiatus so no official agenda. Just bring something you've been working on or ideas you would like to share.

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Thursday
Feb 2, 2012
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Intro to Salt / Salt Stack (saltstack.org)
Portland State University FAB, Room 86-09
             Intro to Salt / Salt Stack (saltstack.org)
                          by Daniel Hedlund 

Salt is a distributed configuration management and remote execution platform built on top of ZeroMQ and Python. Simple, fast, powerful and extensible.

Daniel will give a presentation on the architecture of Salt and how it leverages ZeroMQ to provide a simple but highly scalable and parallel method of software deployment.

"Salt is a distributed remote execution system used to execute commands and query data. It was developed in order to bring the best solutions found in the world of remote execution together and make them better, faster and more malleable. Salt accomplishes this via its ability to handle larger loads of information, and not just dozens, but hundreds or even thousands of individual servers, handle them quickly and through a simple and manageable interface."

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Tuesday
Feb 21, 2012
PLUG Advanced Topics: FreeNAS 64-bit
Free Geek

Hands-on FreeNAS 64-bit by Michael Dexter

Last month we discussed the history of FreeNAS as a BSD project and the issues related to running FreeNAS on 32-bit repurposed hardware. We toured its user interface and explored its status information from a system administrator's perspective.

This month we will look at this issues relating to building your own 64-bit new hardware system and explore ZFS resource usage.

As before, you are welcome to bring various client machines to interrogate and hopefully pound on FreeNAS with.

Bring your own food and drink.

See you there!

Wednesday
Feb 22, 2012
PDX Open Source GIS Meeting
Collective Agency

We meet the 4th Wednesday of every month at the Collective Agency in NW Portland (Old Town). No need to RSVP, all are welcome - our group ranges from the geo-curious to the überhackers.

Beer at nearby pub to follow, probably Pints.

This week:

  • Gift for OpenSourcery. If you were able to enjoy our old meeting space with them consider bringing a contribution of $5 or more.
  • Share your projects - UTFGrid support for openlayers, spatial surveys on the windows tablet
  • GIS in Action conference talk proposals. Give your talk or let's brainstorm for them. Do we want to do an unconference day?
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Tuesday
Mar 20, 2012
PLUG Advanced Topics: Linux Containers (LXC)
Free Geek

The Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics for March:

Brian has been using native Linux Containers (aka LXC) to solve a need for increased security and isolation while avoiding the overhead of virtualization. In this talk Brian will discuss:

  • Where containers surpass virtualization
  • What containers cannot do
  • Why he selected LXC instead of OpenVZ or similar products
  • Network configuration choices
  • Setting up a Linux container
  • A demonstration

After the main meeting a subcommittee will convene to study the best application of containers (holding beer) at the Lucky Lab.

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Wednesday
Mar 28, 2012
PDX Open Source GIS Meeting
Collective Agency

We meet the 4th Wednesday of every month at the Collective Agency in NW Portland (Old Town). No need to RSVP, all are welcome - our group ranges from the geo-curious to the überhackers.

Beer at nearby pub to follow, probably Pints.

This month:

  • Share your projects!
  • Additional agenda TBD
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Friday
Mar 30, 2012
BarCamp Portland 6 (Kick-Off)
Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

BarCamp is an international network of user-generated conferences. BarCamps are open, participatory workshop-like events whose content is provided by participants. Topics often focus on but are not limited to early-stage web applications, and related open source technologies, social protocols, open data formats and other DIY/hacker/open culture themes.

At BarCamp, there are no spectators, only participants. Attendees should prepare a demo, a session, or help with one, or otherwise volunteer / contribute in some way to support the event. All presentations are scheduled the day they happen. BarCamp participants help to select the topics they want to see and talk about.

Read more about BarCamp.

Join us Friday from 6:30PM to 9PM and Saturday from 9AM to 9PM.

On Friday evening we'll kick-off the event with food, drink and socializing. Come hang out with your fellow geeks, and plan the sessions in which you'll participate on Saturday!

Please RSVP via Eventbrite so we can plan food, drink and space accordinging.

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Saturday
Mar 31, 2012
BarCamp Portland 6 (Sessions)
Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

BarCamp is an international network of user-generated conferences. BarCamps are open, participatory workshop-like events whose content is provided by participants. Topics often focus on but are not limited to early-stage web applications, and related open source technologies, social protocols, open data formats and other DIY/hacker/open culture themes.

At BarCamp, there are no spectators, only participants. Attendees should prepare a demo, a session, or help with one, or otherwise volunteer / contribute in some way to support the event. All presentations are scheduled the day they happen. BarCamp participants help to select the topics they want to see and talk about.

Read more about BarCamp.

Please RSVP via Eventbrite so we can plan food, drink and space accordinging.

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Thursday
Apr 5, 2012
Portland Linux/Unix Group (PLUG): Asterisk, FreePBX and Trixbox
Portland State University FAB, Room 86-09

FreePBX - Asterisk - Trixbox

Bill Ensley will give an introduction to Asterisk, FreePBX and Trixbox.

Come learn some ins, outs, and gotchas of how each of these systems interact and build on top of eachother.

We will cover (time permitting):

System Requirements How to roll your own or go Appliance Basic Installation Trunk Setup IP Phones - User/Network Setup Echo Cancellation - Hardware and Software Manual Config Editing IVR and Advanced Call Routing

Any other questions that come up that we think we can answer.

See you there!

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Tuesday
Apr 17, 2012
PLUG Advanced Topics: Round Table Discussion
Free Geek

PLUG Advanced Topics for April 2012

Round table discussion on the many fine topics that came up on the mailing list:

How to prepare and document your systems for emergency sysadmin help. What will a replacement sysadmin need?

Zabbix/Monit/OpenNMS monitoring systems!

Linux's systemd!

More LXC!

More Asterisk!

You name it!

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Wednesday
Apr 25, 2012
PDX Open Source GIS Meeting
Collective Agency

We meet the 4th Wednesday of every month at the Collective Agency in NW Portland (Old Town). No need to RSVP, all are welcome - our group ranges from the geo-curious to the überhackers. Beer at nearby pub to follow, probably Pints.

Two talks this month, jam-packed with mapping goodness:

When Google Maps Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade - Wm Leler - @wmleler

Google Maps has long been the choice for embedding maps on your website, or building map mashups. But Google's recent announcement that they will start charging for maps (or including ads on maps) has people looking at other options. As an added bonus, many of the alternative solutions have significant advantages over Google Maps. If you are a website owner with an embedded simple map, this talk will show you how you can dump Google Maps and switch over to other solutions in minutes (both free and paid). If you are a web designer, you'll see how you can customize maps so they will look the way you want them to look, not the way Google wants them to look. If you are a programmer building map-based webapps, you'll see how open source mapping APIs like Leaflet and Modest Maps make it faster and easier to build map mashups and have them work the way you want.

Bio - Wm is a principal engineer at Flightstats, where he draws lots of airplanes, airports, weather, and other things on maps, and a Fellow at the Banff Centre for the Arts, where he has worked with some amazing artists on web-based, virtual reality, and location-based mobile projects

MapBox - Justin Miller - @incanus77.

Justin is all things iOS for the MapBox team. He'll be joining us again to show us what MapBox has been up to lately (and they've been busy) including their strategy in the Google Maps space, their new iOS SDK, MapBox streets layer, custom styled maps, what Artem from Mapnik is doing now that he's joined the team and what they're doing with open source in general. Something for everyone and a great follow-up to Wm's talk.

Bio - Justin brings a wealth of mobile application development experience to MapBox. He has expertise in client-side programming on the Mac, iPhone, and iPad, as well as server-side programming and administration on UNIX platforms.

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Tuesday
May 15, 2012
Portland DotNetNuke User Group
RiverEast Center

Network with other DNN users. Q&A, demos, pizza.

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Wednesday
May 23, 2012
PDX Open Source GIS Meeting
Collective Agency

We meet the 4th Wednesday of every month at the Collective Agency in NW Portland (Old Town). No need to RSVP, all are welcome - our group ranges from the geo-curious to the überhackers. Beer at nearby pub to follow, probably Pints.

This month: CartoDB Hack Session

this month we don't have a talk lined up so we thought we would shake things up a little bit and do a little hack session as a group with one of the newer kids on the block, CartoDB. It's data management, map styling/publishing and an API for vector/raster spatial queries all rolled into one without needing to muck with server management. A researchers dream and built on open source goodness. What's that you say you're not a software developer? Perfect because you don't need to be to get started. We can roll up our sleeves and work together, ask lots of silly questions and learn lots of new things.

They offer a free account and tutorial to get started. Should be fun, see you tomorrow.

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Thursday
Jun 7, 2012
DemocracyLab First Thursday Event
PREM Group

On June 7th, check out Portland’s First Thursday scene and stop by DemocracyLab’s summer soiree, hosted by our friends at PREM Group. Come meet our board and staff members and learn more about our new online community engagement tool. For a small donation at the door ($5 suggested), you can enjoy food, libations and music to your heart’s content.

Click here to RSVP.

Hope to see you there!

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Saturday
Jun 9, 2012
ThoughtLandia!
through Ace Hotel

Looking for a new job opportunity? Help keep ThoughtWorks weird!

Join us June 9th and 10th for a 2 day hiring event!

Polyglot programmers, QA's, Interaction and UX Designers join ThoughtWorks June 9th and 10th for your chance to be the next generation of ThoughtLeaders. If you are interested in meeting us, but don't see your exact title here, we would still love to speak with you!

Saturday, June 9th: 9am interactive sessions about what it's like to be a ThoughtWorker. We'll also discuss the work and patterns that have emerged from the Technology Radar created by luminaries here at ThoughtWorks.

12:30pm: Jeff Wishie, our Director of ThoughtWorks' Social Impact Program . Jeff, who is hot off his latest trip to East Africa, will be sharing our company's experiences and endeavors towards creating socially-meaningful software. Specifically, he'll describe the efforts we're making with mission-driven clients like UNICEF, Democracy Now!, and the Grameen Foundaiton.

1:30pm: After lunch, come check out our Open Source Code jam - and for good reason, because for every person that commits code during this session, ThoughtWorks will make a donation to Free Geek Portland! This is the chance to meet up and learn from fellow geeks as well as get your hands dirty in some code for a good cause.

Not technical or interested in code jamming? No worries - we'll still be hosting talks from different ThoughtWorkers and doing interviews throughout the afternoon. We're eager to hear your story and to share ours with you. Come join us and hear what the ThoughtWorks revolution is all about!

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Tuesday
Jun 19, 2012
Portland Linux/Unix Group AT Meeting: Tech Interviews!
Free Geek

Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics Meeting: Tech Interviews!

More terrifying than Verilog Synthesis... More stressful than a drive failure... More harrowing than an office move...The Tech Interview!

You sent out 500 resumes and you finally get that call for an interview. What now?

How do you effectively present your skills and experience?

How do you make yourself stand out from the other candidates?

How do you answer the three most important interview questions?

Tell me about yourself?

Why should we hire you?

What are you looking for in your next position?

How can you judge how well you are doing in an interview?

How do you address possible Hiring Manager concerns, and make them feel better about them?

How do you move the process forward?

Joe Hammond is a recruiter at VanderHouwen & Associates, Inc. (http://www.vanderhouwen.com) who has seen the good, the bad and the ugly of tech interviews and has been coaching tech applicants for years.

Many will break for the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne afterwards.

Follow PLUG on Twitter: http://twitter.com/pdxlinux

See you there!

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Wednesday
Jun 20, 2012
PDX Open Source GIS Meeting
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Distributed version control systems have quickly become the dominant means of code collaboration in the open source community.

Darrell Fuhriman will be giving a quick overview on version control, specifically git and give examples of how projects use git and github to manage their code. Want a head start? Check out git-scm.com for some great reference guides and tutorials.

Updates on WhereCamp, NACIS, and other geoconferences, and regular OSGeo business to follow.

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Tuesday
Jun 26, 2012
Open Source Bridge 2012
through Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

Open Source Bridge is an open source developers conference, focused on bringing people from a range of technology backgrounds together to share their knowledge and explore what it means to be an open source citizen.

Find out more at http://opensourcebridge.org/

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Thursday
Jul 5, 2012
Portland Linux/Unix Group: systemd
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Portland Linux/Unix Group Meeting

It's a little known secret that systemd is extremely capable of starting, controlling and regulating more than just system services, but can easily start an entire Desktop UI. Not many people have sat down and implemented and worked out the problems of starting an X service, a few UI components, the session bus and DBus services for normal users with the mechanisms that systemd provides.

The benefits are obvious: Systemd provides excellent service monitoring and restarting capabilities, provides socket and DBus activation for relevant services, and overall improves desktop startup by allowing user services to start well before core services like Xorg or wayland start. In effect, we're saying goodbye to XDG autostart entirely, and getting back reliability and scalability.

We converted several desktop environments including Tizen's Mobile UI, Xfce4, Enlightenment and more to systemd user sessions. We "pop the hood" and take a look at the implications for startup, what's possible to further improve on the session startup and where we can do better.

Auke Kok is a software engineer at Intel's Open Source Technology Center, and has been attempting to make Linux boot faster since 2007. In 2008, he co-presented the "5-second boot" with Arjan van de Ven at the first LPC. Since then, Auke has worked on further improving the Linux Core OS start sequence, first for Moblin and later with MeeGo, where we made the first switch to systemd. Auke now works on Tizen, which will heavily integrate systemd in the Core OS.

Agenda:

7:00 - 7:15 Announcements 7:15 - 8:30 Presentation and Questions 9:00 - ... Beer

        The Lucky Lab Northwest Beer Hall
        1945 NW Quimby
        Portland, Oregon

Follow PLUG on Twitter: @pdxlinux

Michael Dexter PLUG Volunteer

See you there!

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Monday
Jul 16, 2012
OSCON 2012
through Oregon Convention Center

A large annual open source conference.

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Tuesday
Jul 17, 2012
OpenSocial State Of The Union - 2012
Jive Software

This year's "State of the Union" event will be held on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at the Jive offices in Portland, Oregon. It lines up with OSCON, the premier conference for open source technologies. We'll have discounted passes for the conference, so be sure to check out the OSCON site for all the detailed information about that event. If you just want to grab some swag, we'll also have "Expo Only" tickets as well.

While past State of the Union events have been structured as a "mini conference", this year we've decided to take a different tact. The Foundation's primary goals are to enable our community in developing open standards and technology that advance the social Web and foster a vibrant, open ecosystem of social platforms and applications. This year's event will be a series of working sessions where we will focus on specific topics that, as a community, we need to address in the upcoming year. Each session will be moderated to keep us on track. The moderator will produce an "action plan" that we'll use to track our progress and measure our results.

Changing an industry is never easy and, as always, there's plenty of work to do! Please come, roll up your sleeves, and join us for a great day of advancing the social Web.

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Wednesday
Jul 18, 2012
PDX Open Source GIS Meeting
Ecotrust (Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center)

We meet the 3rd Wednesday of every month at several locations usually in NW Portland (Old Town). No need to RSVP, all are welcome - our group ranges from the geo-curious to the überhackers. Beer at nearby pub to follow, probably Pints.

This month: Geo-evening of beer and hacking on the terrace

This month is casual fun in the sun and we'll see where it goes. OSCON attendees are welcome to join us and tell tales of mapping adventures. If it's too sunny up on the terrace we can grab tables down on the back patio.

Should be fun, see you tomorrow.

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Thursday
Aug 2, 2012
Portland Linux/Unix Group: OSCON Feedback and General Questions
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

The Portland Linux/Unix Group will have an informal meeting to discuss OSCON experiences and general open source questions.

We have several books to give away courtesy of O'Reilly Media!

Many will break for the Lucky Lab NW after the meeting

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Wednesday
Aug 15, 2012
PDX Open Source GIS Meeting
Renewable Funding

We meet the 3rd Wednesday of every month at several locations. No need to RSVP, all are welcome - our group ranges from the geo-curious to the überhackers. Beer at nearby pub to follow.

This month: Fun QGIS Geotagged Photos Desktop Demo and discussion

Eli L Adam will present a short desktop demo. It features fun stuff with GPS, Geotagged photos, and QGIS. Ogr2ogr, GPSBabel, and GpsPrune also can play an optional minor role.

See you there (Renewable Funding, notice new location)

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Tuesday
Aug 21, 2012
PLUG Advanced Topics: Vyatta
Free Geek

Linux has been used for network routing for many years, but the interface is different than the standard network appliances. Vyatta is a Debian based distribution that provides an open command line interface that looks like Cisco or Juniper. The command line is built on top of standard bash shell with extensible template language.

This talk will go into the history of Vyatta, where it came from and how it is used today. For those who want to contribute or modify, it will also cover the internals of how this implemented.

Stephen Hemminger is a software engineer working remotely in Portland for Vyatta. He has been involved with Linux networking for 8 years and currently maintains bridging and routing utilities. Steve regularly presents at Linux conferences.

Many will break for the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne afterwards.

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Thursday
Sep 6, 2012
PLUG: The Joy of Logical Volumes
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

The Joy of Logical Volumes

Brian P. Martin will give a short introduction on getting started with the Linux Logical Volume Manager. A demonstration will follow, showing how to get up and running with LVM in three simple commands. Bring your laptop prepared with either an empty partition or an empty flash key and get on LVM yourself during the demo.

Agenda:

7:00 - 7:30 Announcements 7:30 - 8:30 Presentation and Questions 9:00 - ... Refreshments

The Lucky Lab Northwest Beer Hall 1945 NW Quimby Portland, Oregon

Follow PLUG on Twitter: http://twitter.com/pdxlinux

Michael Dexter PLUG Volunteer

See you there!

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Tuesday
Sep 18, 2012
PLUG AT: Embedded GNU/Linux and GPL compliance
Free Geek

Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics:

Embedded GNU/Linux and GPL compliance. How not to make a mess of things by Beth Flanagan of Intel

As GNU/Linux becomes more and more common in the consumer device market, the number of GPL violations found by various compliance organizations have increased dramatically. We'll discuss how violations occur, what to do if you find yourself in violation and how the Yocto Project and OpenEmbedded-Core helps you to avoid a costly GPL violation action.

Beth 'pidge' Flanagan is the maintainer of the licensing infrastructure for the Yocto Project and OpenEmbedded-Core, maintainer of the yocto-autobuilder and build and release engineer for the Yocto Project. She has spoken on a wide range of topics over the years, from GPL compliance in the embedded world to open source firearms. She works full time on the Yocto Project and OpenEmbedded-Core for Intel's Open Source Technologies Center.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne after the meeting.

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Wednesday
Sep 19, 2012
Command Line 2 (free class)
Free Geek

Want to get under the hood and take control of your Ubuntu computer? Learn key commands and concepts including users, groups, permissions, processes and scripting. Basic Command Line class or similar knowledge is a prerequisite.

All classes are free to our volunteers and the general public. Please sign up in advance by visiting the volunteer desk at Free Geek or calling us at 503-232-9350.

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Friday
Sep 21, 2012
Intro to CMS (free class)
Free Geek

A content management system (CMS) is a computer program that makes it easy to create, edit, and display HTML/Internet content. Some popular CMS include Wordpress, Joomla and Drupal. Learn the basics of how CMS can make your website creation easier and better.

All classes are free to our volunteers and the general public. Please sign up in advance by visiting the volunteer desk at Free Geek or calling us at 503-232-9350.

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Thursday
Oct 4, 2012
Portland Linux/Unix Group: UEFI Secure Boot and Open Source
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

UEFI Secure Boot and Open Source. It's not a 'general war against computation' by Vincent Zimmer, Intel

As 2012 platform firmware embraces UEFI 2.3.1 and ACPI5.0 support, the ability to interoperate with UEFI Secure Boot is imperative. This poses a unique challenge for open software that may not come pre-installed on the platform. With UEFI Secure Boot, though, infrastructure has been put in place to preserve openness, owner choice and control in addition to mitigating concerns of malware targeting the platform. This talk will provide a history of UEFI Secure Boot, an overview of the implementation, deployment practices, and details on the engagement with the open source community.

Vincent Zimmer is a Principal Engineer with Intel Corporation. He has been working on various platform, networking, trusted computing and security technologies around EFI since 1999 and platform firmware since 1992. Vincent has spoken in various forums on this topic, co-authored 3 books, 10 papers, and several specifications in this area.

Many will break for refreshments at the Lucky Lab NW at 1945 NW Quimby after the meeting

The Portland Linux/Unix Group (PLUG) is a group of enthusiasts dedicated to teaching and learning about Linux, Unix and related projects. There is no membership fee to join and we welcome people of all levels of experience. PLUG has met since 1994 and hosts monthly General and Advanced Topics presentations plus a hands-on support Clinic.

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Thursday
Oct 11, 2012
DemocracyLab Meetup
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub Website
Saturday
Oct 13, 2012
WhereCampPDX 5 Unconference Day
Metro Regional Center

IMPORTANT: Please register for FREE at http://wherecamppdx5.eventbrite.com/

WhereCampPDX is a free, volunteer-created unconference for anyone interested in geography and technology. This year’s event will be happening October 12th-14th, with a full day of unconference sessions at Metro Regional Center on the 13th.

An unconference is a conference planned by the participants. We convene together, plan sessions, and break-out into the proposed session discussions and activities. This gives everyone an opportunity to bring to the table the things that interest them the most, and talk about emerging topics that are still new and exploratory. We value open participation, providing access to new voices, and lowering barriers to participation. As a result, the event is driven by the interests and talents of the participants.

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Beaver BarCamp 10
Kelley Engineering Center (OSU)

Join us at Beaver BarCamp 10 for collaborative discussions and participatory workshops in everything from building robots to gardening to writing better code! Attend the sessions that catch your interest or propose your own talk on your current project or favorite hobby. Refreshments provided.

Beaver BarCamp 10 is hosted by the Oregon State University Open Source Lab and is free and open to the public. To learn more about attending or presenting a talk, visit the Beaver BarCamp website.

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Tuesday
Oct 16, 2012
PLUG Advanced Topics UnMeeting at the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

No host or speaker available... making for an exciting UnMeeting at the Lucky Labrador Brew Pub at 915 Southeast Hawthorne.

Bring your questions and stories!

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Saturday
Oct 20, 2012
Ubuntu 12.10 Release Party
Puppet Labs on NW Park (old office)

Ubuntu Oregon will be holding a 12.10 Release Party at PuppetLabs.

Pizza, Soft Drinks and Beer are also being provided thanks to the folks at PuppetLabs.

Additionally the folks at InkTank will be sponsoring some 12.10 release shirts!

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Thursday
Nov 8, 2012
DemocracyLab Meetup
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub Website
Tuesday
Nov 20, 2012
PLUG Advanced Topcis: Linux Network Driver Development
Free Geek

Full title: Everything you ever wanted to know about developing a Linux network driver

Jeff Kirsher will cover how Intel deals working on the in-kernel driver as well as the out-of-tree driver and the advantages/disadvantages that come along with it. In addition, the processes used to ensure that we deliver a working driver.

Jeff's Bio:

Linux Kernel Sub-Maintainer for Intel Wired LAN 1999-2003 Validation Engineer for Intel Switches 2003-Current Networking Software Engineer/Linux kernel maintainer

Many will break for the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne afterwards.

PLUG Page with information about all PLUG events: http://pdxlinux.org/

Follow PLUG on Twitter: http://twitter.com/pdxlinux

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Thursday
Dec 6, 2012
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Bootstrapping an open source project community
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Michael Dexter will talk about bootstrapping the bhyve hypervisor community: How to take a project from a collection of experimental code in a repository to a fledgling community.

BHyVe is a legacy-free type 2 Hypervisor for FreeBSD and its derivatives such as PC-BSD and NanoBSD

General discussion to follow

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Wednesday
Dec 19, 2012
DemocracyLab Meetup
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub Website
Wednesday
Jan 9, 2013
Open Source Bridge: Planning Meeting
Google Hangout

View Google event to get Hangout details: https://plus.google.com/events/cdcrnfrlku5lstuimfe92e9a5a0

Interested in helping make OSBridge happen? Join us for an open planning meeting.

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Tuesday
Jan 15, 2013
PLUG Advanced Topics: Recoupling Computer Science and Computing
Free Geek

The Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics meeting

Recoupling Computer Science and Computing

A talk and roundtable discussion

There is no question that hybrid telecommunication/computing appliances like those running iOS and Android have put more open source software into the hands of users than any other effort to date but vendors and carriers consistently choose user control over user freedom. While many users and vendors will argue that "people want their systems to 'just work'", intentional and unintentional decoupling of the user computing experiences from the underlying computer science is the norm, despite the fact that developers and systems administrators are equally lazy and "want their systems to 'just work'".

Because no technical barrier exists between these two experiences of a given system, this talk will explore the historic and modern systems that provide the best balance of user and developer experience and open up to a roundtable discussion of other such systems and how to bridge these two experiences and foster computer science in society.

Please be prepared to talk about your experiences, particularly on platforms like Android and web frameworks which can offer full-stack access to sources yet deliver a competitive user experience.

See you there!

Many will break for the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne afterwards.

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

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

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

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Wednesday
Feb 13, 2013
DemocracyLab Meetup
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub Website
Tuesday
Feb 19, 2013
PLUG Advanced Topics: The CASH Music Project
Free Geek

The Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics meeting

Making real change for musicians with open source. We'll start by taking a look at some of the nuances of making a living as a musician, dispelling some myths about how the industry works and what is and is not working for artists today. Then we'll move on to specifics of what CASH Music is doing (along with a lot of friends) to improve things for artists with transparent models, education, and open source technologies.

Jesse von Doom is an English musician, airline pilot, and broadcaster best known as the lead vocalist of the heavy metal band CASH Music. CASH is a nonprofit organization building free and open source tools for musicians. More: http://cashmusic.org/

Many will head to the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne after the meeting.

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Thursday
Feb 21, 2013
PortlandWiki Revival
Pearl Whole Foods Annex

We're starting up a regular PortlandWiki meetup again, so join us!

Did you know Portland has a city-specific wiki that anyone can contribute to? We want your help and knowledge!

No experience with Wikipedia or any other wiki is necessary to join the meetup, and everyone is welcome.

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Sunday
Feb 24, 2013
BarCampApache
Hilton Portland and Executive Tower

ApacheCon NA 2013 will be host to its own unconference! Running the day before the traditional Apache Hackathon and the conference, BarCampApache is a dynamic get together open to the public. Like other unconferences, the schedule will be determined by the participants.

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Thursday
Mar 7, 2013
OSBridge Proposal Workshop (with PDX Weekly Hackathon)
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Members of the Open Source Bridge planning committee will be on hand to encourage and help people work on their speaker proposal submissions. Come with questions about tracks or previous content and we'll answer them.

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Thursday
Mar 14, 2013
DemocracyLab Meetup
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub Website
PortlandWiki Revival Meetup
Pearl Whole Foods Annex

We're going to be editing and adding to the PortlandWiki, so come on down and join us!

The PortlandWiki contributors need your help documenting more of the unique locales, people, art, businesses, organizations, parks, and any other memorable things you can think of that keep Portland weird.

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Tuesday
Mar 19, 2013
PLUG Advanced Topics: flashrd+nsh OpenBSD Network Appliances
Free Geek

The Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics meeting

flashrd+nsh: OpenBSD imaging and easy configuration for network appliances and virtual environments

Installation, upgrade and configuration are important, practical functions. OpenBSD's reputation for advanced networking functionality is second only to its reputation for having a tight knit development community which considers these functions first and foremost a convenience for developers.

In this session, we'll discuss the use and application of the flashrd and nsh tools for creating networking system images catered to deployment by IT staff, consultants and OEMs. We'll also discuss OpenBSD networking features and applications that can be instrumented by nsh, and discuss any general OpenBSD features and history, as desired by you, the participants.

Chris Cappuccio is a systems and network architect, with 16 years of experience starting as a Unix system administrator, followed up with extensive IP, DSL, wireless and SS7 network deployment and operation. Chris owns and operates Yellowknife, a wireless network provider covering thousands of square miles of unserved and underserved areas with high performance Internet access. He has been a part-time contributor to networking and driver services in the OpenBSD operating system for 14 years.

http://www.nmedia.net/flashrd/ http://www.nmedia.net/nsh/

Many will head to the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne after the meeting.

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Thursday
Mar 21, 2013
OSBridge Proposal Workshop 2 (with PDX Weekly Hackathon)
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

We're holding a get together to help people work on their Open Source Bridge speaker proposals. Come join us and we can help answer any questions you have about tracks, past topics, or the conference in general.

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Friday
Mar 29, 2013
BarCamp Portland 7 (Kick-Off)
Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

BarCamp is an international network of user-generated conferences. BarCamps are open, participatory workshop-like events whose content is provided by participants. Topics often focus on but are not limited to early-stage web applications, and related open source technologies, social protocols, open data formats and other DIY/hacker/open culture themes.

At BarCamp, there are no spectators, only participants. Attendees should prepare a demo, a session, or help with one, or otherwise volunteer / contribute in some way to support the event. All presentations are scheduled the day they happen. BarCamp participants help to select the topics they want to see and talk about.

Read more about BarCamp.

Join us Friday from 6:30PM to 9PM and Saturday from 9AM to 9PM.

On Friday evening we'll kick-off the event with food, drink and socializing. Come hang out with your fellow geeks, and plan the sessions in which you'll participate on Saturday!

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Saturday
Mar 30, 2013
BarCamp Portland 7 (Sessions)
Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

BarCamp is an international network of user-generated conferences. BarCamps are open, participatory workshop-like events whose content is provided by participants. Topics often focus on but are not limited to early-stage web applications, and related open source technologies, social protocols, open data formats and other DIY/hacker/open culture themes.

At BarCamp, there are no spectators, only participants. Attendees should prepare a demo, a session, or help with one, or otherwise volunteer / contribute in some way to support the event. All presentations are scheduled the day they happen. BarCamp participants help to select the topics they want to see and talk about.

Read more about BarCamp.

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Sunday
Apr 14, 2013
OpenShift Origin Community Day sponsored by Red Hat
DoubleTree Hotel & Executive Meeting Center Portland - Lloyd Center

OpenShift Origin Community Day & Design Summit Day is coming to Portland on April 14!

Come Meet the OpenShift Origin Makers and come ready to collaborate on building a truly Open Source Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS).

Join both Red Hat engineers and OpenShift Origin community members at the first ever OpenShift Origin Community Day.

Here's your chance to take a deep-dive into Red Hat's OpenStack and OpenShift engineering efforts, Hear about OpenShift.com DevOps Team's lessons learned including hands-on tutorials on how to deploy OpenShift to OpenStack plus building your own cartridges.

Registration is free!

http://openshiftorigincommunityday.eventbrite.com/

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Monday
Apr 15, 2013
OpenStack Summit
through Oregon Convention Center

The OpenStack Summit is a four-day conference for developers, users, and administrators of OpenStack Cloud Software.

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Tuesday
Apr 16, 2013
PLUG Advanced Topics: Graphite
Free Geek

Graphite - Scalable Realtime Graphing http://graphite.wikidot.com/

This talk will be my choices as to why I selected collectd / Graphite for performance monitoring my environment at home (email / web / database and test systems). The discussion will include what I looked at, why I discarded the software I did, and show some demonstrations of Graphite, Munin, and if I can get it working again, Ganglia for a comparison of some of their features. I will also discuss some of the hicups I found in configuring some aspects of collectd and Graphite.

Biography

Tim Bruce has been involved in computers since 1981 when he first fell in love with computing. He's done computer training, computer security, programming, systems administration and data management. For the last 14 years he's worked as a Database Administrator with Sybase, SQL Server, and PostgreSQL at employers such as Providence Health Systems, Fiserv, FlightStats, and currently with Northwest Evaluation Association.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne after the meeting.

Thank you Igal. We will never forget you.

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Thursday
Apr 18, 2013
PortlandWiki Revival Meetup
Three Friends Coffee House

We're going to be editing and adding to the PortlandWiki, so come on down and join us!

The PortlandWiki contributors need your help documenting more of the unique locales, people, art, businesses, organizations, parks, and any other memorable things you can think of that keep Portland weird.

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Saturday
Apr 20, 2013
Beaver BarCamp 11
Kelley Engineering Center (OSU)

Join us at the 11th Beaver BarCamp hosted by the OSU Open Source Lab. BBC is a semi-annual interactive unconference where the attendees determine the topics! It's an opportunity to share your experiences and learn about what other people are doing on campus and in the community.

Topics can range from technical to recreational. Share your love for programming or teach people how to whistle (already been done!). All you need to do is show up and sign up to host a session. Or you can just attend! We'll have refreshments throughout the day and a limited amount of t-shirts.

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Friday
May 3, 2013
Pixel Arts Screening & Indie Game Tournament
5th Avenue Cinema

Join Pixel Arts Game Education in a celebration of its volunteers, milestones, and community!

We will be hosting a free screening of Indie Game: The Movie, followed by a short intermission and tournaments for Samurai Gunn, Super Hexagon, and BLOODBALL. Winners in each of these indie game tournaments will receive prizes!

This event is free, all ages, and open to the public. Film and games are not rated.

"Pixel Arts is a non-profit association that open sources social change through videogames. By creating safe environments and resources for youth and adults invested in maker culture and videogames, we serve the belief that shared creation and education provides value to our community."

We will be announcing our first game camp for July 2013 at Portland Youth Builders and our maker program map to build STEM partnerships with educators, researchers, and community partners.

For more information about Pixel Arts and its services, community, and volunteer opportunities, visit http://pixelartspdx.wikispaces.com/!

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Friday
May 17, 2013
PortlandWiki Revival
Three Friends Coffee House

We're meeting to work on articles for PortlandWiki! Come join us to learn more, suggest ideas, work on stump articles, and talk about the history of Portland.

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Tuesday
May 21, 2013
PLUG Advanced Topics: The KURB Kernel/UseRspace Bridge
Free Geek

Jacob Riddle will discuss the KURB (Kernel/UseRspace Bridge) project. The goal of KURB is a kernel independent driver subsystem for Linux. The talk will include the architecture of KURB, the reasons for KURB, and how to get involved.

Jacob Riddle is in the Game Development program at Lane Community College. Prior to that he was a Nuclear Machinist Mate in the Navy. He as a passion for all things Computer Science with a particular focus on Artificial Intelligence and kernel operations.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne after the meeting.

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Friday
May 24, 2013
(CANCELLED) PSU Tech Talk: Text Lacks Empathy
Portland State University Fourth Avenue Building (FAB) Room FAB 88-09

Have you ever written a nice friendly email and gotten a reply that seems like they read a whole different email?

In Open Source communities we write to each other all the time, but we’re not really writing, we’re speaking with our fingers. Text is our primary way to communicate, but text has problems. Speaking conveys subtle emotional cues that as social animals we rely on; text strips them out. A thoughtful correspondent can put those emotions back, but we’re often not thoughtful.

This talk is about the special problems of textual communication: mitigating them; ensuring that what you mean to say is what is understood; interpreting messages that seem totally out of whack; and increasing empathic bandwidth.

About the speaker

Nóirín Plunkett is a jack of all trades, and a master of several. By day, she works for Eucalyptus Systems, as a geekEnglish translator, and general force multiplier. She's passionate about community, communication, and collaboration.

Her open source work epitomizes the saying “if you want something done, ask a busy person”: Nóirín cut her teeth on the httpd documentation project at Apache, but soon started running conferences for the Apache Software Foundation . She was involved in setting up the Community Development project, is Org Admin for the Google Summer of Code (with more than 40 students!), and continues to contribute to projects as diverse as Infrastructure and Incubator.

Nóirín was the first woman on the board of the Apache Software Foundation, and continues to sit on the board of the Open Cloud Initiative. She's also an advisor to The Ada Initiative, supporting women in open technology and culture.

When she’s not online, Nóirín often found on the dance floor or down at the pub, although she’s also a keen harpist & singer, and an excellent sous chef!

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Friday
May 31, 2013
Open Source Bridge Volunteer Happy Hour

Interested in volunteering at this year's Open Source Bridge? Join us at the Green Dragon to get all of your questions answered and sign up for shifts.

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PSU Tech Talk: Using Graphics Processors for everything but Graphics
Portland State University FAB, Room 86-09

Back in 2001, researchers decided to try to use "the other" processor in their PC (the graphics card) for computation. These early, tedious efforts were promising and lead to a new type of computation called General Purpose GPU (GPGPU) Computing. NVIDIA vastly accelerated such efforts with the release of CUDA in 2007, that provided a much simpler interface to programmers wanting to use the GPU for general computation. Today, GPUs are being used to accelerate some of the most powerful supercomputers in the world (see top500.org). In this talk I'll describe the ideas behind this very different kind of computing, show some simple CUDA examples, and mention the open source alternative to CUDA (OpenCL). I'll give a bit more detail on our newly acquired NVIDIA K20, and briefly outline my GP-GPU Computing course for summer 2013.

About the speaker

Dr. Karavanic is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Portland State, where she teaches courses in Operating Systems, performance measurement and modeling, and High Performance Computing. She was selected as an HPC Educator for the SC2012 Conference, where she offered a full-day tutorial on CUDA to faculty from around the U.S. Dr. Karavanic came to PSU in 2000 from Madison, Wisconsin, where she earned an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Computer Science.

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Friday
Jun 7, 2013
PSU Tech Talk: Introduction to JavaScript
Portland State University FAB, Room 86-09

As the language of web browsers, JavaScript is pervasive in web application development. It also offers particular advantages in that it is well-suited to functional programming and has the flexibility of a dynamic language. This talk will give a taste of what JavaScript programming looks like, some practices for getting the most out of the language, and some some common pitfalls.

Jesse Hallett is a Senior JavaScript Engineer at Jive Software. He is also an organizer of the Portland JavaScript Admirers, a local user group. Jesse has given talks on JavaScript and other topics at various user groups and conferences including Open Source Bridge, NodePDX, and Portland Code Camp.

This event is open to the public.

Questions email [email protected]

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Wednesday
Jun 12, 2013
PDX DITA User's Group
Jive Software

Quarterly meetup of DITA XML users in the Greater Portland area. Free beer and food, geeky chitchat, discussion of DITA best practices and travails. Newbies to experts welcome. Please join us!

The Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) is an XML data model for authoring and, with the DITA Open Toolkit, publishing. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darwin_Information_Typing_Architecture

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Tuesday
Jun 18, 2013
Open Source Bridge 2013
through Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

Open Source Bridge is an open source developers conference, focused on bringing people from a range of technology backgrounds together to share their knowledge and explore what it means to be an open source citizen.

Find out more at http://opensourcebridge.org/

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PLUG Advanced Topics: Social Event at the Lucky Lab
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

The Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics meeting

For want of a venue keyholder, we will congregate at the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne for the topics of your choice.

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Wednesday
Jun 26, 2013
WikiWednesday with PortlandWiki
Three Friends Coffee House

Come edit and add to PortlandWiki! Share your knowledge of the culture, politics, and history of Portland.

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Saturday
Jul 20, 2013
Community Leadership Summit
through Oregon Convention Center

The Community Leadership Summit 2013 brings together community leaders, organizers and managers and the projects and organizations that are interested in growing and empowering a strong community.

The event pulls together the leading minds in community management, relations and online collaboration to discuss, debate and continue to refine the art of building an effective and capable community.

At the heart of Community Leadership Summit 2013 is an open unconference-style event in which everyone who attends is welcome to lead and contribute sessions on any topic that is relevant. These sessions are very much discussion sessions: the participants can interact directly, offer thoughts and experience, and share ideas and questions. These unconference sessions are also augmented with a series of presentations from leaders in the field, panel debates and networking opportunities.

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Monday
Jul 22, 2013
OSCON
through Oregon Convention Center

Save the Date: OSCON returns to the Oregon Convention Center July 22-26, 2013

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Wednesday
Jul 24, 2013
DemocracyLab Hack-a-thon
New Relic

Do you believe in open source democracy?

Do you want to help improve collaboration tools for building online engagement apps?

Then come to DemocracyLab's hack-a-thon at New Relic, this Tuesday, July 23 starting at 5 p.m.

Whether you're attending OSCON or just attending tandem events like ours, we hope to see you there!

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Tuesday
Aug 20, 2013
PLUG Advanced Topics: Hands-on Valgrind: Better programs thru technology
Free Geek

The Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics meeting

Software Verification and Performance Analysis using Valgrind

by Stephen Dum

Valgrind is a collection of tools to validate your (typically C or C++ compiled) program. It can validate correct usage of memory, profile your program, profile heap usage and verify proper thread usage. This talk gives an overview of valgrind and how it can be used, with emphasis on memory usage verification and profiling.

http://valgrind.org

About Steve: Spent decades dealing with large projects (multi-million lines of code) writing code, automating build processes and automated testing of the code.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne after the meeting.

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Thursday
Aug 29, 2013
[POSTPONED] SOSSA: Sustainable Open Source Software Alliance meetup
OpenSourcery

[Our apologies, due to a scheduling mixup we have to postpone this event]

Please join us at the next Sustainable Open Source Software Alliance meetup!

What: SOSSA meetup

Where: OpenSourcery, 1636 NW Lovejoy Street, Portland Oregon 97209

When: [POSTPONED]

A news article discussing the group's formation: http://www.sustainablebusinessoregon.com/articles/2013/08/open-sorcerers-look-to-form.html?page=all

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Friday
Sep 6, 2013
PortlandWiki Revival
Three Friends Coffee House

Come wiki it up with other documentarians of Portland.

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Tuesday
Sep 17, 2013
From Idea to Funding: Launching Your Project on Crowd Supply
NedSpace on 5th

Been toying with crowdfunding your latest project? Crowd Supply Co-Founder and Director of Projects, Josh Lifton, will share tips and tricks from the trenches of preparing, launching, and successfully funding a wide variety of products. This workshop will give you an overview of how you can use Crowd Supply to launch a successful product campaign, from planning and production, to marketing and fulfillment. Come see why Core 77 says “Crowd Supply is Kickstarter for product designers.” Join us for this free event on Tuesday, September 17 from 5:30 to 7:30PM at NedSpace 1400 SW 5th Ave., Third Floor (the Fifth Avenue Building) between Columbia and Clay.

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Friday
Sep 27, 2013
WhereCamp Opening Party
Temboo / NXT Studios

Come meet fellow geo enthusiasts and get excited for Saturday's unconference sessions at WhereCamp!

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Stumptown Syndicate Happy Hour
Temboo / NXT Studios

Stumptown Syndicate, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit that oversees events like WhereCamp Portland, Ignite Portland, BarCamp Portland, and Open Source Bridge, is having a Happy Hour gathering to bring together Portland's ever-growing tech community. Join us for drinks and food and stay for WhereCamp's kickoff party that starts at 6 p.m.

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Saturday
Oct 12, 2013
Beaver BarCamp 12
Kelley Engineering Center (OSU)

Join us at the 12th Beaver BarCamp hosted by the OSU Open Source Lab. Beaver BarCamp is an informal conference where everyone is encouraged to participate and the sessions are not predetermined. It provides a collaborative environment that promotes the sharing of ideas and projects and is a fun, casual event filled with discussions, demos and interaction with attendees. One of the best aspects of BarCamp is that attendees both provide the sessions and choose the schedule, allowing for greater flexibility and freedom.

What kind of sessions happen at Beaver BarCamp? All kinds--from the recreational to the technical. While many are tech oriented, we encourage any DIY, educational or interactive session. Most sessions are 60 minutes, but 30 minute sessions are also available.

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Saturday
Oct 19, 2013
OpenStreetMap Fall Editathon
Urban Airship Inc

Come one, come all to contribute to the Wikipedia of maps! Groups of OpenStreetMap enthusiasts from all over the country will be gathering this weekend for an #editathon.

No experience necessary. There will be an introduction for beginners at noon, and various project ideas will be provided.

Don't forget to bring your laptop and mouse (for armchair mapping or hacking), or a mobile device/pen and paper to walk around the area gathering data.

Questions? Contact Mele Sax-Barnett / @pdxmele.

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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Saturday
Jan 25, 2014
Drupal Sprint Weekend 2014
through OpenSourcery

Sprint time: 10am until 6pm, both Saturday, January 25 and Sunday, January 26

If you're like some Drupal developers or site builders, you've been telling yourself for months that you should start contributing to Drupal core. This sprint is your chance to get started with in-person training and mentoring from friendly, experienced core contributors. It's also a great way to start becoming familiar with Drupal 8.

If you've already started to work on core, come meet other contributors, hang out in person, and work on manageable tasks in the Drupal core queue. The goal is to help you help with core.

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Tuesday
Mar 4, 2014
Elasticsearch Portlandia Meetup
Mozilla

Steve Mayzak from Elasticsearch Inc. will be on hand to talk all about Elasticsearch's latest 1.0 release, including cool new features like aggregations. He'll also be going over some basics of how Elasticsearch works with Logstash for logging and Kibana for data visualization.

And if we are quite fortunate some of the engineers at Mozilla will be talking about how they use the Elasticsearch ELK stack (that's Elasticsearch, Logstash and Kibana combined) to do all the things.

Please RSVP on meetup.com so we order enough food.

http://www.meetup.com/The-Portlandia-ElasticSearch-Meetup-Group/events/161655702/

Come hungry for knowledge and noms, as we'll have beer and food on offer.

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Thursday
Mar 13, 2014
Docker Portland Meetup #3 at New Relic
New Relic

Join us for the next Docker Portland Meetup. This event will be hosted at New Relic, Portland. Adron Hall will be presenting what Docker is good for, where to use it and what else it might be an excellent fit for. Jesse Dearing will present a lightning talk about drone.io.

Schedule

6:00 to 6:30: Docker basics: What, Why?

6:30 to 7:30: Docker Demo

7:30 to 8:00: Q&A and lightning talks (drone.io, ..)*

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Wednesday
Mar 19, 2014
Erlang and Elixir Meetup
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

The next PDX Erlang and Elixir Meetup is this Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at CrowdCompass.  Mexican food from Los Gorditos will be provided. Vegan and gluten free options available.  Email [email protected] if there is something specific you'd like to try from their menu (links at bottom).

There's still room on the agenda if you have something to discuss, otherwise we'll open it up for general discussion.  The agenda so far:

Stephen Peters will give a recap of his time at Erlang Factory in San Francisco earlier this month and possibly demo a new monitoring tool for the Erlang VM.

Daniel Hedlund will be giving a brief overview of erlank.mk, rebar and relx and how they fit into the Erlang app development ecosystem.  He will also present a bare bones cowboy app and go over each of its components, and how to pull in other dependencies like redis and json libraries.  The app will be made available on GitHub so you can clone and experiment after the meeting.

Hope to see everyone there!

Los Gorditos Taqueria Menus:

If you have trouble finding us, please call Stephen at 503.575.0815 or Daniel at 503.453.7535.

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Thursday
Mar 20, 2014
MaptimeStJohns
Anna Bannanas Cafe, St Johns

Tonight at MaptimeStJohns, we will review some compiled leaflet maps using several of the leaflet pluggins. We will go through some live custom examples using humangeo's dvf pluggin, we will use postgis and output geojson, geocsv and topojson to add to our leaflet maps, and also discuss some temporal mapping tools.

Bring your laptop with leaflet installed and a webserver available. Have a server scripting language such as php or python and postgressql/postgis installed. If you don't have a laptop, come anyway and you will be able to see these tools in action, as well as receive any materials handed out at the meetup. Bring a flash drive so you can take a copy of the data home.

LET'S GET TOGETHER AND MAP AT MAPTIMESTJOHNS!

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

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

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Saturday
Apr 12, 2014
Beaver BarCamp 13
Kelley Engineering Center (OSU)

Join us at the 13th Beaver BarCamp hosted by the OSU Open Source Lab. Beaver BarCamp is an informal conference where everyone is encouraged to participate and the sessions are not predetermined. It provides a collaborative environment that promotes the sharing of ideas and projects and is a fun, casual event filled with discussions, demos and interaction with attendees. One of the best aspects of BarCamp is that attendees both provide the sessions and choose the schedule, allowing for greater flexibility and freedom.

What kind of sessions happen at Beaver BarCamp? All kinds--from the recreational to the technical. While many are tech oriented, we encourage any DIY, educational or interactive session. Most sessions are 60 minutes, but 30 minute sessions are also available.

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Tuesday
Apr 29, 2014
Open Source Web Spatio-Temporal Mapping Visualizations at MaptimeStJohns
Anna Bannanas Cafe, St Johns

LET'S GET TOGETHER AND MAP AT MAPTIMESTJOHNS! Tuesday, April 29th, Anna Bannana's StJohns (8716 N. Lombard, Portland, OR,back room) from 7:30pm to 9pm.

This month at MaptimeStJohns, we will review some web spatio-temporal visualizations, using open layers, leaflet, weave and other open source software.

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Thursday
May 1, 2014
Secret Knowledge of Poster Design
Taborspace

UPDATE - May 1st: This is now a FREE EVENT ! we're going to record the class and make an instructional video presentation from it. Feel free to drop in and join us tonight.

Learn the skills you need to promote your art, music, or events with printed posters and on the web. This class uses free professional layout software and shows you all you need to create eye-catching designs to help you be seen and build your audience.

Noah Kleiman is an experienced and engaging arts-technology instructor with years of experience empowering creative people with technology. This two hour workshop will show you how to use Scribus, a free & open source desktop publishing program (like InDesign, only free). The software runs on all major computer operating systems (mac, linux, pc). If you're accustomed to making posters using a photo editor (like photoshop) or a word processor (like word) then working with Scribus will be a better tool for the job. If you've never attempted to make a poster before, you'll start with the right tool and acheive professional-looking results.

In addition to the software training, this course will connect you to excellent free graphics resources on the web which are legal for you to use in your designs. Testimonial for Secret Knowledge of Poster Design As the owner of Poster Child Events LLC here in Portland, Oregon, I am an expert on the topic of poster campaign marketing. Posters are a vital and economical method of branding and promoting an event or a business. Posters act to both build public awareness in an organic & human way while also acting to reinforce and remind the public of your project. Posters after all, are the oldest form of advertising, arguably as old as hieroglyphics and are still used today for one reason…they work.

Secret Knowledge of Poster Design, taught by Noah Kleiman, shares tricks to free and basic design applications and programs; and will teach you to make a professional-quality design. Whether you are producing an event or are a business owner, I highly recommend this workshop to anyone who is interested in taking over the world DIY style or at the least, spreading awareness of your project in and around Portland, Oregon.

Take this class!

Tamara J. Brown, Owner of Poster Child Events LLC www.posterchildevents.com

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Wednesday
May 7, 2014
Portland Novice Programmers Meetup (First One!)
Galois, Inc

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

Be at the door by 5:30pm.

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

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

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

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

Happy Coding!

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Wednesday
May 21, 2014
Erlang and Elixir Meetup
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

The next PDX Erlang and Elixir Meetup is this Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at CrowdCompass.  

There's still room on the agenda if you have something to discuss, otherwise we'll open it up for general discussion.  The agenda so far:

Show what you're working on, point and laugh at what others are working on, or be more polite and offer constructive criticism.

Either way, join us this week and let's talk Erlang!

If you have trouble finding us, please call Stephen at 503.575.0815 or Daniel at 503.453.7535.

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Monday
Jun 2, 2014
Erlang and Elixir Meetup
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

The next PDX Erlang and Elixir Meetup is Wednesday 6/18 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at CrowdCompass.  

Matthew Heizenroder from Orchestrate will show us how to go from idea -> web app in no time flat using Webmachine, Heroku and Orchestrate.

Webmachine is a web framework written in Erlang - https://github.com/basho/webmachine/wiki/Overview Heroku is a cloud platform as a service - https://www.heroku.com Orchestrate provides NoSQL databases as a service - http://orchestrate.io

Looking forward to seeing you here!

  • Steve
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Wednesday
Jun 18, 2014
Erlang and Elixir Meetup
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Matthew Heizenroder from Orchestrate will show us how to go from idea -> web app in no time flat using Webmachine, Heroku and Orchestrate.

Webmachine is a web framework written in Erlang - https://github.com/basho/webmachine/wiki/Overview

Heroku is a cloud platform as a service - https://www.heroku.com

Orchestrate provides NoSQL databases as a service - http://orchestrate.io

It's going to be a great meeting. Looking forward to seeing you here!

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Thursday
Jun 19, 2014
Secret Knowledge presents: Open Source Drum Machine !
Taborspace

Make your own drum beats and grooves. This workshop covers how to program drum machines using Hydrogen, a great free/open source drum machine program.

Learn drum machine basics, discover free percussion sound resources, and explore the beat-crafting secrets which keep people listening.

This workshop demonstrates drum machine basics which you can apply to any drum machine, or other simple music sequencer system. We’re using Hydrogen for this demonstration because it’s a free and open source program which runs on most computer operating systems.

Bring your laptop and follow along, or show up computer-free. Either way you’ll learn a lot about beat making and a thing or two about how music works.

Join us Thursday, June 19th 7pm – 9pm

Muir Hall – TaborSpace 5441 SE Belmont St. in Portland, Oregon

This class is offered on a sliding scale. We suggest $5 – $15 per attendee.

Instructor: Noah Kleiman

Offered by Secret Knowledge - Teaching Artists.

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Tuesday
Jun 24, 2014
Volunteer for Open Source Bridge
through Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

Your software is peer-produced. Why not your conference? Open Source Bridge is pioneered and planned by a team of open source developers and technologists. Join them!

You get free admission to the conference, we get 8 hours of your time (it doesn't have to be all at once).

We need people to help set everything up, organize meals, run speaker sessions, throw a party, pour a few pints, man the hacker lounge, and tear it all down at the end. If any of that sounds like something you could do, sign up here, http://volunteer.opensourcebridge.org

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Open Source Bridge 2014
through Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

Open Source Bridge is an open source developers conference, focused on bringing people from a range of technology backgrounds together to share their knowledge and explore what it means to be an open source citizen.

Find out more at http://opensourcebridge.org/

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Programming Open Source Web Spatio-Temporal Mapping Visualizations
Anna Bannanas Cafe, St Johns

This month at MaptimeStJohns, we will begin programming a basic web spatio-temporal visualization, bring a computer if you have one. Ill bring the js library files for leaflet and the various plugins we will be using. If you have a temporal dataset, bring it... Ill have a couple of datasets to choose from though. Our goal will be for everyone to create at least one temporal point visualizations. An example would be the point locations of where floods occurred with the location, size of flood and date of flood event. With this data we could create a temporal proportional symbol map. The user will be able to click on the locations for specific locations and also use a slider to see when and where floods occurred over time. Let's create some cool web map visualizations!

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Sunday
Jul 20, 2014
OSCON 2014
through Oregon Convention Center

Once considered a radical upstart, open source has moved from disruption to default. Its methods and culture commoditized the technologies that drove the Internet revolution and transformed the practice of software development. Collaborative and transparent, open source has become modus operandi, powering the next wave of innovation in cloud, data, and mobile technologies.

OSCON is where all of the pieces come together: developers, innovators, businesspeople, and investors. In the early days, this trailblazing O'Reilly event was focused on changing mainstream business thinking and practices; today OSCON is about real-world practices and how to successfully implement open source in your workflow or projects. While the open source community has always been viewed as building the future—that future is here, and it's everywhere you look. Now in its 16th year, OSCON is the best place on the planet to experience the open source ecosystem. At OSCON, you'll find everything open source: languages, communities, best practices, products and services. Rather than focus on a single language or aspect, such as cloud computing, OSCON allows you to learn about and practice the entire range of open source technologies.

In keeping with its O'Reilly heritage, OSCON is a unique gathering where participants find inspiration, confront new challenges, share their expertise, renew bonds to community, make significant connections, and find ways to give back to the open source movement. The event has also become one of the most important venues to announce groundbreaking open source projects and products.

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Tuesday
Jul 29, 2014
Programming Open Source Web Spatio-Temporal Mapping Visualizations
Anna Bannanas Cafe, St Johns

Programming Open Source Web Spatio-Temporal Mapping Visualizations, MapTimeStJohns, Tue, July 29, 7:30pm to 9:00pm, Anna Bannanas coffee shop, 8716 N Lombard St, Portland. Let's get together and map :) (We meet in the back room)

In June, we worked on creating a basic static map of floods with custom icons showing the size of the floods (a proportional symbol flood map). We went through a demo for using a slider to add amimation to a map... using the flood data it would allow users to see where and when the floods appeared.

In July, I'll bring a completed example of a proportional symbol animated slider flood map that we will review. In addition, we will add one or two other techniques for developing spatio-temporal web visualizations (in leaflet and open layers). Then we will begin using Postgresql/postgis to setup spatial databases, populate them and perform spatial analysis operations.One of our long term goals will be to eventually use data from a spatial database in dynamic spatio-temporal visualizations.

In July, bring your computer. If you have time prior to the meeting, load postgresql/postgis version 9.1 or later onto your computer.

Programming Open Source Web Spatio-Temporal Mapping Visualizations, MapTimeStJohns, Tue, July 29, 7:30pm to 9:00pm, Anna Bannanas coffee shop, 8716 N Lombard St, Portland. 97203

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Monday
Aug 4, 2014
PDX Puppet User Group: "Standardized Debugging Environments"
Puppet

The monthly PDX Puppet User Group, which meets on the 1st Monday of every month.

Join the PDX Puppet Google Group to get notifications of upcoming meetings.

Who should attend? Puppet users and people interested in learning more about Puppet.

Agenda for August 4th

Charlie Sharpsteen, Open Source Support Engineer at Puppet Labs, will be talking about "Standardized Debugging Environments: Taking the Friction Out of Ticket Investigation".

In his talk, Charlie will cover the journey Puppet Labs has taken towards automating the setup of virtual sandboxes for exploration and ticket investigation.

  • 6:30 - 7:00: Eat pizza / salads and talk to other Puppet users
  • 7:00 - 7:45: "Standardized Debugging Environments: Taking the Friction Out of Ticket Investigation" - Charlie Sharpsteen
  • 7:45 - 8:10: Talk TBA or Breakout Sessions
  • 8:10 - 8:15: Plan next agenda

We're still looking for a second talk, so get in touch with kara @ puppetlabs.com if you're interested in talking (even briefly!) about how you're using Puppet. Also, let us know if you'd like to be on the schedule next month! You don't need to be an expert to speak - we love to hear about what folks are doing with Puppet.

If you have an idea for what you would like to see presented, please post those ideas in the PDX Puppet Google Group

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Sunday
Aug 10, 2014
Calagator Code Sprint
New Relic

Come hack on Calagator, the open source calendar aggregator.

We'll be digging in to open issues, working on some refactoring tasks, and getting new folks acquainted with the code base.

Catch up on the current status with these notes from Open Source Bridge: http://opensourcebridge.org/wiki/2014/Calagator

Also check out the current issues in our tracker: https://github.com/calagator/calagator/issues

Calagator is a Ruby/Rails web app.

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Thursday
Aug 14, 2014
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

The Linux Clinic meets once a month on the third Sunday from 1 - 5 pm at Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland, 97214.

Bring your Linux computer that is being a brat and we'll teach it some manners. Or bring your computer that has some evil operating system on it and we'll send it home with a shiny, clean Linux distro. Or just come and look over shoulders to see what Linux is all about.

If you already know Linux well, the Clinic is also a good place to learn how to help users troubleshoot problems. It's excellent training for tech support work in Linux.

We have monitors, mice, keyboards, and miscellanous other perifpherals, so generally all you need to bring is the box.

There will also be coffee and people usually bring munchies as well. After all, you can't do computers on an empty tummy.

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Sunday
Aug 17, 2014
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

The Linux Clinic meets once a month on the third Sunday from 1 - 5 pm at Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland, 97214.

Bring your Linux computer that is being a brat and we'll teach it some manners. Or bring your computer that has some evil operating system on it and we'll send it home with a shiny, clean Linux distro. Or just come and look over shoulders to see what Linux is all about.

If you already know Linux well, the Clinic is also a good place to learn how to help users troubleshoot problems. It's excellent training for tech support work in Linux.

We have monitors, mice, keyboards, and miscellanous other perifpherals, so generally all you need to bring is the box.

There will also be coffee and people usually bring munchies as well. After all, you can't do computers on an empty tummy.

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Tuesday
Aug 19, 2014
PLUG Advanced Topics: Software-Defined Radio Hack Session
Free Geek

Who: Jared Boone, Kenny McElroy and you
What: Software-Defined Radio Hack Session
Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland (Left Entrance)
When: Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live
IRC: irc.geekshed.net #pdxlinux

Software-Defined Radio Hack Session

Want to get into software-defined radio hacking but don't know where to start? Bring your laptop and an RTL-SDR dongle, HackRF, BladeRF, USRP, or other SDR hardware to this hack session and get expert help.

Jared Boone and Kenny McElroy will be on hand to help install and configure software and explain concepts. Do try to install GNU Radio on your computer before you come, since it can be a long, slow process. If you get into trouble, we will do their best to get you unstuck. For those who come with GNU Radio already functional, we will advise you on things to experiment with. If you do not already own a software-defined radio, purchasing an RTL-SDR dongle from HackerWarehouse.com or NooElec.com is recommended. They are quite inexpensive ($15 to $20) but very functional and a great way to get started in software-defined radio.

Bring some radio-based toys to hack on! If you can't make this meeting, be sure to watch Calagator, where Jared and Kenny will be starting an SDR meetup in the next few weeks.

Jared Boone has an ongoing obsession with software-defined radio. He helped with the design and coding of the HackRF SDR and has done some privacy-related work, particularly around automotive tire pressure monitors. He is a frequent user of GNU Radio, baudline, and radio signal processing techniques.

Kenny McElroy is a computer security researcher, focused on improving understanding and visualization of how the ones and zeros of computer security move around in the real world.

Organizer's Notes: Ham Radio Outlet in Tigard has a number of good magazines including the July/August QEX which features an article on GNU Radio. You may also want to read:
http://www.csun.edu/~skatz/katzpage/sdr_project/sdr/grc_tutorial1.pdf
I can also help you set up FreeBSD-current with GNU Radio.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne after the meeting.

Many attendees will break for a social hour after the Third Tuesday meeting at the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne after the meeting

See you there!

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Saturday
Aug 23, 2014
Calagator Code Sprint
Elemental Technologies

Come hack on Calagator, the open source calendar aggregator.

We'll be digging in to open issues, working on some refactoring tasks, and getting new folks acquainted with the code base.

Catch up on the current status with these notes from Open Source Bridge: http://opensourcebridge.org/wiki/2014/Calagator

Also check out the current issues in our tracker: https://github.com/calagator/calagator/issues

Calagator is a Ruby/Rails web app.

Thursday
Sep 4, 2014
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Private Encrypted Communications: The Blackphone
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Who: Louis Kowolowski
What: Private Encrypted Communications: The Blackphone
Where: PSU, 1930 SW 4th Ave. Room FAB 86-01 (Lower Level)
When: Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live/

This talk is an overview of private encrypted communications, focusing on software from Silent Circle, LLC and hardware from SGP, the makers of Blackphone. If the network cooperates, there will be demos of both the voice and text services.

Louis Kowolowski is a 16 year veteran in the fields of UNIX, networking, and security. He is the Technical Operations Manager of Silent Circle, a communications company headquartered Geneva, CH, providing simple yet secure encrypted voice, video, text and file transfer. He has a passion for automation and scalable internet architectures and when not working, enjoys amateur photography and traveling with his wife.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab NW at 1945 NW Quimby after the meeting.

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Monday
Sep 8, 2014
FOSS4G (Workshops)
Portland State University

Full descriptions are on the FOSS4G Workshops page. Check the Registration Page for availability.

Morning Sessions:

  • An Introduction to OpenStreetMap
  • Better Planning In Case of Disaster: Introduction to Impact Modelling with InaSAFE
  • Building Standards Compliant Geospatial Web Application – The Quick and Easy MapMint Way
  • Create a mobile GIS app using FOSS tools
  • Creating Interactive Online Maps with CartoDB
  • Let’s talk about your geostack
  • OpenLayers 3 – First Contact
  • Python Flask, MongoDB, and Leaflet for quick and fun mapping applications
  • SpatioTemporal data handling with GeoServer: an introduction with examples for MetOc and Remote Sensing data for WMS and WCS
  • Web mapping with OGC services and GeoServer: an introduction

Afternoon Sessions

  • Building Apps with OpenLayers
  • Deploying INSPIRE Geoportals with GET SDI Portal
  • Deploying Web Processing Services using ZOO-Project – Examples of Python based WPS using PgRouting
  • Developing Android Native Mobile Applications with mobile map tools
  • Enterprise class deplyoment for GeoServer and GeoWebcache:optimizing performances and robustness
  • Exploratory Spatial Data Analysis with PySAL
  • Introduction to high availability clusters with GeoServer and GeoWebCache
  • Introduction to InaSAFE development
  • Introduction to PostGIS

All Day Sessions:

  • An introduction to QGIS
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PDX Puppet User Group
Puppet

The monthly PDX Puppet User Group, which meets on the 1st Monday of every month - except this month, since that's Labor Day! Instead, we're meeting Sept. 8th.

Join the PDX Puppet Google Group to get notifications of upcoming meetings.

Who should attend? Puppet users and people interested in learning more about Puppet.

Agenda for September 8th

  • 6:00 - 6:30: Eat pizza / salads, talk to other Puppet users, take the IT Puppet personality quiz :)
  • 6:30 - 7:00 "Continuously Testing Infrastructure" - Gareth Rushgrove, Puppet Labs
  • 7:00 - 7:15 "The Life and Times of Puppet at Portland State University" - Elliot Schlegelmilch, PSU
  • 7:15 - 7:30 Spencer Krum demos a new experimental tool, "Puppet Analytics"
  • 7:30 - 8:00: Plan next agenda & chat

At this month's meeting, we'll have a fun addition from the folks on our User Experience team: Want to know more about your IT personality? Take our "Which Puppet are you" quiz debuting at this month's PUG.

We're still looking for a short third talk, so get in touch with kara @ puppetlabs.com if you're interested in talking (even briefly!) about how you're using Puppet. Also, let us know if you'd like to be on the schedule next month! You don't need to be an expert to speak - we love to hear about what folks are doing with Puppet.

If you have an idea for what you would like to see presented, please post those ideas in the PDX Puppet Google Group

Meat, veggie, gluten-free, and vegan pizza will be available. The office is wheelchair accessible, and has an elevator. There is bike parking inside the office, so bring your bikes in! Parking is available in the garage across the street.

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Tuesday
Sep 9, 2014
FOSS4G (Workshops)
Portland State University

Full descriptions are on the FOSS4G Workshops page. Check the Registration Page for availability.

Morning Sessions:

  • Becoming a QGIS Developer
  • Bringing together SQL, CartoCSS and Javascript to tell stories with data using CartoDB
  • FOSS4G routing with pgRouting, OpenStreetMap road data and OpenLayers
  • GeoTools DataStore Workshop
  • Introduction to GeoServer
  • Spatio-temporal data handling and visualization in GRASS GIS
  • The Accidental DBA
  • TileMill Fundamentals
  • Versioning Spatial Data with GeoGit

Afternoon Sessions

  • A Standard GeoSpatial Stack in The Cloud – look ma, no installs
  • GeoNetwork for dummies, or how to setup and use an SDI in 3 hours
  • GeoNode: From novice to master
  • GeoServer Cartography and Styling
  • GeoWebCache in Production
  • Getting started with Oskari – Modular map application framework
  • HOT Activations: OpenStreetMap for Disaster Response
  • Leaflet and Mapbox JavaScript API Fundamentals
  • PostGIS 3D
  • QGIS for Analysts
  • QGIS Plugin Development with PyQt4 and PyQGIS
  • Replicating PostGIS

All Day Sessions:

  • From data to maps and services with MapStore, GeoServer GeoNetwork and CKAN
  • OGC services with GeoServer: from journeyman to master
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Sunday
Sep 14, 2014
Geoserver FOSS4G Extended Code Sprint
NedSpace

To attend add your name to OSGeo wiki page and we will look forward to seeing you in Portland!

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Sunday
Sep 21, 2014
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

The Linux Clinic meets once a month on the third Sunday from 1 - 5 pm at Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland, 97214.

Bring your Linux computer that is being a brat and we'll teach it some manners. Or bring your computer that has some evil operating system on it and we'll send it home with a shiny, clean Linux distro. Or just come and look over shoulders to see what Linux is all about.

If you already know Linux well, the Clinic is also a good place to learn how to help users troubleshoot problems. It's excellent training for tech support work in Linux.

We have monitors, mice, keyboards, and miscellanous other perifpherals, so generally all you need to bring is the box.

There will also be coffee and people usually bring munchies as well. After all, you can't do computers on an empty tummy.

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Tuesday
Sep 30, 2014
OSGeo Spatio-Temporal Web Visualizations, MapTimeStJohns
Anna Bananas, St Johns

OSGeo Spatio-Temporal Web Visualizations, Tuesday, September 30, 7:30pm to 9, Anna Bananas, 8716 N. Lombard, Portland

This month at MaptimeStJohns, we will be to continue programming web spatio-temporal visualizations, bring a computer if you have one. If you have not come before, that is alright because we will step through each visualization. I'll bring the js library files for leaflet and the various plugins we will be using. Let's create some cool web map visualizations! please RSVP

Wednesday
Oct 1, 2014
PDXTech4Good October Meetup
ThinkShout

Discover a whole ecosystem of open source software for accomplishing just about any task on your computer for free! Attending this workshop could save your nonprofit agency thousands of dollars.

Noah Kleiman of Secret Knowledge will take you on a whirlwind software safari focusing on applications useful to nonprofit staff. Including, but not limited to: Photo Editors (think "free Photoshop"), Desktop Publishing (think "free Indesign"), Vector Graphics (think "free Illustrator"), Word processing, and spreadsheet applications (free "Office"). Noah will invite attendee requests, perform impromptu demonstrations, and offer relentlessly practical advice.

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Thursday
Oct 2, 2014
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Diversity in Open Source: What We Can Do
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Who: Jennifer Davidson
What: Diversity in Open Source: What We Can Do
Where: PSU, 1930 SW 4th Ave. Room FAB 86-01 (Lower Level)
When: Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live/

If you're involved in tech and/or open source, you know the community suffers from a lack of diversity. The big question is: Why? Even more powerful is: What can each of us do to build a community that is welcoming of contributors from all backgrounds? Jennifer Davidson will shed light on these issues and discuss what ChickTech is doing locally in Portland. Expect actionable steps we can take as a community to increase diversity in tech.

Jennifer Davidson is a User Experience Researcher and Designer at Intel. She received a PhD in Computer Science with an emphasis in Human-Computer Interaction from Oregon State University in June 2014. She is the Interim Board President for ChickTech (http://chicktech.org). Her passions include studying open source communities, designing software that works for humans, and doing outreach to build women in tech communities. Jennifer has given talks at OSCON, Open Source Bridge, Open Source Systems, Code n' Splode, and many academic conferences.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab NW at 1945 NW Quimby after the meeting.

Rideshares Available

See you there!

Michael Dexter
PLUG Volunteer

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Monday
Oct 6, 2014
PDX Puppet User Group
Puppet

The monthly PDX Puppet User Group, which meets on the 1st Monday of every month .

Join the PDX Puppet Google Group to get notifications of upcoming meetings.

Who should attend? Puppet users and people interested in learning more about Puppet.

This month at the Portland Puppet User Group, Spencer Krum, Cloud Engineer at HP, will be premiering a new talk on different kinds of modules for different uses, titled "The Module Spectrum". Eric Zounes, a technical operations engineer at Puppet Labs, will talk about "Deploying and Managing Elasticsearch with Puppet." Should be an excellent meeting!

Agenda for October 6th:

  • 6:00 - 6:30: Eat pizza / salads and talk to other Puppet users

  • 6:30 - 7:10: "Deploying and Managing Elasticsearch with Puppet" - Eric Zounes

  • 7:10 - 7:55: "The Module Spectrum" - Spencer Krum

  • 7:55 - 8:15: Chat and Plan next agenda

Get in touch with kara @ puppetlabs.com if you're interested in talking (even briefly!) about how you're using Puppet. Also, let us know if you'd like to be on the schedule next month! You don't need to be an expert to speak - we love to hear about what folks are doing with Puppet.

If you have an idea for what you would like to see presented, please post those ideas in the PDX Puppet Google Group

Meat, veggie, gluten-free, and vegan pizza will be available. The office is wheelchair accessible, and has an elevator. There is bike parking inside the office, so bring your bikes in! Parking is available in the garage across the street.

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Wednesday
Oct 15, 2014
OSGeo-PDX monthly meeting
Portland State University Cramer Hall - room 69

Monthly meeting of the open source GIS group PDX-OSGeo.

Discussion of all things spatial and open source.

Website
Saturday
Oct 18, 2014
Calagator Code Sprint
Epicodus

Come hack on Calagator, the open source calendar aggregator.

We'll be digging in to open issues, working on some refactoring tasks, and getting new folks acquainted with the code base.

Catch up on the current status with these notes from Open Source Bridge: http://opensourcebridge.org/wiki/2014/Calagator

Also check out the current issues in our tracker: https://github.com/calagator/calagator/issues

Calagator is a Ruby/Rails web app.

Sunday
Oct 19, 2014
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

The Linux Clinic meets once a month on the third Sunday from 1 - 5 pm at Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland, 97214.

Bring your Linux computer that is being a brat and we'll teach it some manners. Or bring your computer that has some evil operating system on it and we'll send it home with a shiny, clean Linux distro. Or just come and look over shoulders to see what Linux is all about.

If you already know Linux well, the Clinic is also a good place to learn how to help users troubleshoot problems. It's excellent training for tech support work in Linux.

We have monitors, mice, keyboards, and miscellanous other perifpherals, so generally all you need to bring is the box.

There will also be coffee and people usually bring munchies as well. After all, you can't do computers on an empty tummy.

Website
Thursday
Nov 6, 2014
Portland Linux/Unix Group
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Portland Linux/Unix Group General Meeting Announcement

Who: Jesse Bufton
What: ownCloud
Where: PSU, 1930 SW 4th Ave. Room FAB 86-01 (Lower Level)
When: Thursday, November 6th, 2014 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live/

Web-based file hosting, synchronization, and collaborative editing services have made sharing files easier than ever. While these features aren't new, the web 2.0 cloud context they are being offered through has brought them to the reach of the average user with low barriers to use. These freemium services often come at a hidden price of control, privacy, and usually security. This presentation will give an overview of what ownCloud is, why one might use it, what technologies it employs, the services & features it offers, how to set it up, and discuss the use case the presenter has deployed.

Jesse Bufton is an independent web designer/developer and sometimes graphic designer. Jesse began his journey to *nix operating systems in 2000. In his most zen of moments, Jesse forages wild plants, hunts mushrooms, and ferments both food and beverage with friends--all accounted for on the blog Fermentemptations.com

Many will head to the Lucky Lab at 1945 NW Quimby St. after the meeting.

Rideshares Available

PLUG Page with information about all PLUG events: http://pdxlinux.org/ Follow PLUG on Twitter: http://twitter.com/pdxlinux

PLUG is open to everyone and does not tolerate abusive behavior on its mailing lists or at its meetings.

Website
Saturday
Nov 8, 2014
Calagator Code Sprint
Epicodus

Come hack on Calagator, the open source calendar aggregator.

We'll be digging in to open issues, working on some refactoring tasks, and getting new folks acquainted with the code base.

Catch up on the current status with these notes from Open Source Bridge: http://opensourcebridge.org/wiki/2014/Calagator

Also check out the current issues in our tracker: https://github.com/calagator/calagator/issues

Calagator is a Ruby/Rails web app.

Thursday
Nov 13, 2014
Elasticsearch Portlandia Meetup (CANCELLED)
Jama South

This event has been cancelled due to weather.

Come hang out with Steve Mayzak, Director of Solutions Architecture at Elasticsearch and see live demos of newly-released Kibana 4 Beta 1. Food and drink provided.

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Thursday
Dec 4, 2014
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Conference Warrior

Who: Michael Dexter and YOU
What: Conference Warrior
Where: PSU, 1930 SW 4th Ave. Room FAB 86-01 (Lower Level)
When: Thursday, December 4th, 2014 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live/

I do not think of myself as a big conference goer though I have been to various instantiations of PLUG, OpenSourceBridge, OSCON, CLS, Monitorama, DjangoCon, LinuxCon, Linuxfest Northwest, SCALE, MySQL, FOSDEM, LinuxTag, CeBIT, Systems.de, BSDCan, EuroBSDcon, AsiaBSDCon, OpenCON, bhyveCon, Slackathon, Supercomputing, MeetBSD, NYCBSDCon, InfoBALT, various Latvian events, that IT expo that used to come through Portland and a few I am completely spacing. I have also spoken or exhibited at some of these plus organized a few of the tiny ones.

At the public prompting of Brian P. Martin, I will discuss why on Earth someone would do such a thing over and over. Including:

How to and why attend

How to and why speak

How to and why exhibit

How to and why organize events

How to put on the best event possible on really short notice

Many will head to the Lucky Lab at 1945 NW Quimby St. after the meeting.

Rideshares Available

PLUG Page with information about all PLUG events: http://pdxlinux.org/ Follow PLUG on Twitter: http://twitter.com/pdxlinux

PLUG is open to everyone and does not tolerate abusive behavior on its mailing lists or at its meetings.

Website
Saturday
Dec 6, 2014
Calagator Code Sprint
Epicodus

Come hack on Calagator, the open source calendar aggregator.

We'll be digging in to open issues, working on some refactoring tasks, and getting new folks acquainted with the code base.

Catch up on the current status with these notes from Open Source Bridge: http://opensourcebridge.org/wiki/2014/Calagator

Also check out the current issues in our tracker: https://github.com/calagator/calagator/issues

Calagator is a Ruby/Rails web app.

(What we ended up doing.)

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Tuesday
Dec 9, 2014
Portland Elasticsearch Meetup: Jeff Bryner from Mozilla, Kibana 4 and Shield Preview
Jama South

Join us at Jama South for food, drink, and Elasticsearch discussion.

Our Guest Speaker: Jeff Bryner ( @0x7eff ) is a 20+year infosec veteran/addict. Speaker at 3 DEF CONs, 3 Bsides, and 1 RSA (but he didn't mean it), he stands accused of re-writing everything in python, integrating security tools into 3D worlds with kinectasploit and taunting the Demo Gods in every presentation.

His Presentation: Hackers have all the fun. With slick, integrated, real-time, open suites like metasploit, armitage, SET, and lair they quickly seek out targets, share exploits, gain footholds and usually win.

The time has come for defense to get the same capabilities in an open-source platform dedicated to defense and based on modern technology. To this end the operations security group at Mozilla has developed MozDef: The Mozilla Defense Platform to take on traditional SIEM functionality of event management, alerting and correlation and expand the real-time capabilities of the defender into automated defense and shared incident response.

This presentation will cover the MozDef platform, its use of Elasticsearch and it's SIEM capabilities with as much live demo as the gods will allow.

The rest of the Agenda:

We also plan on going deep on Kibana 4, the powerful new version of Kibana that takes advantage of the aggregations API in Elasticsearch. A rewrite from the ground up, visualizations are now powered by D3js and provides an enhances workflow capability allowing you to Discover, Visualize and Dashboard your data for insights.

Shield is right around the corner and we will be giving an intro to it at the meetup. Learn how to enable access control, document level security, SSL and more!

We will also have a few Elasticsearch Solution Architects in town so its a great chance to get your questions answered by people that are in the field every day helping customers succeed with Elasticsearch, Logstash and Kibana (The ELK Stack).

Hope to see you all there!

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Saturday
Dec 13, 2014
Open Source Bridge Worksprint
Mozilla Portland Office

Help us get ready for the 2015 conference by attending a Hackathon for Open Source Bridge. We'll be working on outreach, coding, documentation, and more: https://github.com/osbridge/planning/issues?q=is%3Aopen.

This is the first of several hackathons. If this one doesn't work for you, keep your eyes peeled for the next one, or fill out the survey here http://opensourcebridge.org/get-involved/ to be alerted about future volunteer opportunities.

Tasks you can help with:

  • outreach
    • look at the sponsorship prospectus (http://opensourcebridge.org/sponsors/sponsorship/ ), think of communities, organizations, companies you have connections to, and send them personal emails asking them to sponsor OSB
    • think of awesome diverse speakers you'd love to see talks from at OSB 2015, email them requesting a talk proposal & telling them to watch for the CfP in January
  • coding
    • wiki maintenance
    • OpenConferenceWare improvements (see github.com/osbridge/openconferenceware/issues), such as adding a field for YouTube links
    • talk to Reid about helping with server deployment stuff (using Chef)
  • documentation
    • help transfer notes and tasks from Etherpad and people's minds to GitHub
    • update notes on the Open Source Bridge 2014 wiki
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Sunday
Dec 21, 2014
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

The Linux Clinic meets once a month on the third Sunday from 1 - 5 pm at Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland, 97214.

Bring your Linux computer that is being a brat and we'll teach it some manners. Or bring your computer that has some evil operating system on it and we'll send it home with a shiny, clean Linux distro. Or just come and look over shoulders to see what Linux is all about.

If you already know Linux well, the Clinic is also a good place to learn how to help users troubleshoot problems. It's excellent training for tech support work in Linux.

We have monitors, mice, keyboards, and miscellanous other perifpherals, so generally all you need to bring is the box.

There will also be coffee and people usually bring munchies as well. After all, you can't do computers on an empty tummy.

Website
Saturday
Jan 3, 2015
Calagator Code Sprint
Epicodus

Come hack on Calagator, the open source calendar aggregator.

We'll be digging in to open issues, working on some refactoring tasks, and getting new folks acquainted with the code base.

Catch up on the current status with these notes from the Calagator project wiki (https://github.com/calagator/calagator/wiki/Code-Sprint-Notes-and-Status-Reports), or check out our open issues (https://github.com/calagator/calagator/issues) to find something you'd like to work on!

Calagator is a Ruby/Rails web app.

Sunday
Jan 18, 2015
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek Conference Room

The Linux Clinic meets once a month on the third Sunday from 1 - 5 pm at Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland, 97214.

Bring your Linux computer that is being a brat and we'll teach it some manners. Or bring your computer that has some evil operating system on it and we'll send it home with a shiny, clean Linux distro. Or just come and look over shoulders to see what Linux is all about.

If you already know Linux well, the Clinic is also a good place to learn how to help users troubleshoot problems. It's excellent training for tech support work in Linux.

We have monitors, mice, keyboards, and miscellanous other perifpherals, so generally all you need to bring is the box.

There will also be coffee and people usually bring munchies as well. After all, you can't do computers on an empty tummy.

Website
Wednesday
Jan 21, 2015
OSGeo-PDX monthly meeting
Portland State University Cramer Hall - room 409

Monthly meeting of the open source GIS group PDX-OSGeo.

Discussion of all things spatial and open source. Tonight's guest is Dave Mangold, who will speak to us about how to create great cartographic products using QGIS and Inkscape.

Attendees of FOSS4G will remember the excellent map that Dave produced for the printed program [1].

From Dave's Description of his map:

This map was created entirely from freely available data and open-source software. Data were obtained as shapefile downloads from METRO RLIS. These shapefiles were then loaded into a PostGIS database as spatial tables. The initial map was created in QGIS. This map was then saved in a vector format and finished in InkScape, where label adjustment and creation, feature layering, and annotation were accomplished. On the map, if you look closely at the southern portion of Naito Street (right edge of left panel), you will see a hidden tribute to the free and open-source resources used.

[1] https://2014.foss4g.org/wp-content/uploads/mapgallery/orig/150.png

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Tuesday
Jan 27, 2015
Programming Web Spatio-temporal Mapping Visiualizations
Anna Bananas, St Johns

Programming OS Web Spatio-temporal Mapping Visiualizations: Tues, Dec 30, 7:00pm, Anna Bananas St Johns, 8716 N. Lombard, Portland, Oregon (back room). This month we will continue to work with OpenStreetMap data and JOSM. We will edit OSM data and learn to download OSM data for use in our web visualizations.

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Thursday
Feb 5, 2015
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Escaping GMail
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Who: Louis Kowolowski
What: Escaping GMail
Where: PSU, 1930 SW 4th Ave. Room FAB 86-01 (Lower Level)
When: Thursday, February 5th, 2015 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live/

If you’ve wanted to run your own mail server, but held back because it sounded complicated, fear no more. In mere days you too can have a GMail-like experience. Using common household tools such as Postfix, Dovecot, and MySQL, you can have a pointy clicky UI for your mail administration and webmail needs.

I’ll be showing a demo that utilizes Postfix, Dovecot, PostfixAdmin, Sieve, MySQL, and RoundCube. Account manipulation (creating domains and users) through a webby, webmail, and server side mail filters. All of this is done on FreeBSD but can also be done on others such as Linux, Solaris, or even Irix (if you love pain).

Many will head to the Lucky Lab at 1945 NW Quimby St. after the meeting.

Rideshares Available

PLUG Page with information about all PLUG events: http://pdxlinux.org/ Follow PLUG on Twitter: http://twitter.com/pdxlinux

PLUG is open to everyone and does not tolerate abusive behavior on its mailing lists or at its meetings.

Website
Saturday
Feb 7, 2015
Calagator & Open Source Bridge Code Sprint
Epicodus

Come hack on Calagator, the open source calendar aggregator.

We'll be digging in to open issues, working on some refactoring tasks, and getting new folks acquainted with the code base.

Catch up on the current status with these notes from the Calagator project wiki (https://github.com/calagator/calagator/wiki/Code-Sprint-Notes-and-Status-Reports), or check out our open issues (https://github.com/calagator/calagator/issues) to find something you'd like to work on!

Calagator is a Ruby/Rails web app.

Sunday
Feb 15, 2015
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

The Linux Clinic meets once a month on the third Sunday from 1 - 5 pm at Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland, 97214.

Bring your Linux computer that is being a brat and we'll teach it some manners. Or bring your computer that has some evil operating system on it and we'll send it home with a shiny, clean Linux distro. Or just come and look over shoulders to see what Linux is all about.

If you already know Linux well, the Clinic is also a good place to learn how to help users troubleshoot problems. It's excellent training for tech support work in Linux.

We have monitors, mice, keyboards, and miscellanous other perifpherals, so generally all you need to bring is the box.

There will also be coffee and people usually bring munchies as well. After all, you can't do computers on an empty tummy.

Website
Wednesday
Feb 18, 2015
OSGeo-PDX monthly meeting - CartoCSS and UTFGrids for collaborative mapping
Portland State University Cramer Hall - room 409

Monthly meeting of the open source GIS group PDX-OSGeo.

Discussion of all things spatial and open source. Tonight's guest is Nick Martinelli who will speak to us about using CartoCSS and UTFGrids for collaborative mapping.

From Nick's Description of the project:

Warning, this talk is about cartographers designing and building web applications. Tasked with making a mapping application for internal business use, we reached out for open source tools that could be combined to produce a platform for collaborative mapping and data sharing. We used tools like Mapbox.js, windshaft, mapnik, and PostGIS to build a web based application that allows its users to create, filter, edit, and share interactive maps and data with teams or individuals. The presentation will take you through the challenges of building on FOSS, and the importance of small group collaborative mapping. Highlights will be our efforts to use great, but occasionally sparsely documented FOSS code and tools, and the sometimes challenging chore of making them play nice together. Also, discussion of why we feel collaborative editing and creation of dynamic maps is an important future focus for web mapping applications. Last, the product we ended up with, and continue to develop for private use opens up the conversation about how to best give back to the FOSS community from the private sector.

Website
Saturday
Feb 21, 2015
Calagator & Open Source Bridge Code Sprint
Epicodus

Come hack on Calagator, the open source calendar aggregator, and Open Source Bridge, Stumptown Syndicate's open source conference.

We'll be digging in to open issues, working on some refactoring tasks, and getting new folks acquainted with the code bases.

Catch up on the current status by checking out our open issues (https://github.com/calagator/calagator/issues) to find something you'd like to work on!

Calagator is a Ruby/Rails web app.

Thursday
Mar 5, 2015
Portland Linux/Unix Group: The Future of Copyleft
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Who: Bradley M. Kuhn
What: Considering the Future of Copyleft: How Will The Next Generation Perceive GPL?
Where: PSU, 1930 SW 4th Ave. Room FAB 86-01 (Lower Level)
When: Thursday, March 5th, 2015 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live/

Copyleft licenses, particularly the GPL and LGPL, are widely used throughout the Free Software community. However, recent for-profit corporate interest in Free Software development has led to a renewed preference toward non-copyleft licensing by for-profit entities. Meanwhile, many for-profit entities that do use copyleft for their own software now do so in a manner that most copyleft aficionados find, at best, distasteful and at worst, abusive.

A long-standing truce exists in our community between fans of non-copyleft licensing and copyleft. No one in the copyleft communities disputes that non-copylefted Free Software is an important part of our community. However, copyleft faces new challenges that make past debates about the appropriateness of copyleft seem quite minor by comparison.

This talk will discuss all aspects of the complicated situation facing copyleft, including younger developers apparent preference for non-copyleft licensing (as expressed, in part, in the "post-open source" debates), the widespread and common failures for companies to comply with GPL's relatively easy requirements, and how licensing choices are today, unlike in the past, rarely in the hands of individual developers, but instead their corporate employers.

Bradley M. Kuhn is the President and Distinguished Technologist at Software Freedom Conservancy (sfconservancy.org) and on the Board of Directors of the Free Software Foundation (FSF). Kuhn began his work in the software freedom movement as a volunteer in 1992, when he became an early adopter of the GNU/Linux operating system, and began contributing to various FLOSS projects. He worked during the 1990s as a system administrator and software developer for various companies, and taught AP Computer Science at Walnut Hills High School in Cincinnati. Kuhn's non-profit career began in 2000, when he was hired by the FSF. As FSF's Executive Director from 2001–2005, Kuhn led FSF's GPL enforcement, launched its Associate Member program, and invented the Affero GPL. From 2005-2010, Kuhn worked as the Policy Analyst and Technology Director of the Software Freedom Law Center. Kuhn was the primary volunteer for Conservancy from 2006–2010, and has been a full-time staffer since early 2011. Kuhn holds a summa cum laude B.S. in Computer Science from Loyola University in Maryland, and an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Cincinnati. Kuhn's Master's thesis discussed methods for dynamic interoperability of FLOSS programming languages. Kuhn received the O'Reilly Open Source Award in 2012, in recognition for his lifelong policy work on copyleft licensing.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab at 1945 NW Quimby St. after the meeting.

Rideshares Available

PLUG is open to everyone and does not tolerate abusive behavior on its mailing lists or at its meetings.

Website
Saturday
Mar 14, 2015
Calagator & Open Source Bridge Code Sprint - rescheduled from March 7th
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come hack on Calagator, the open source calendar aggregator, and Open Source Bridge, Stumptown Syndicate's open source conference.

We'll be digging in to open issues, working on some refactoring tasks, and getting new folks acquainted with the code bases.

Catch up on the current status by checking out our open issues (https://github.com/calagator/calagator/issues) to find something you'd like to work on!

Calagator is a Ruby/Rails web app.

Sunday
Mar 15, 2015
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

The Linux Clinic meets once a month on the third Sunday from 1 - 5 pm at Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland, 97214.

Bring your Linux computer that is being a brat and we'll teach it some manners. Or bring your computer that has some evil operating system on it and we'll send it home with a shiny, clean Linux distro. Or just come and look over shoulders to see what Linux is all about.

If you already know Linux well, the Clinic is also a good place to learn how to help users troubleshoot problems. It's excellent training for tech support work in Linux.

We have monitors, mice, keyboards, and miscellanous other perifpherals, so generally all you need to bring is the box.

There will also be coffee and people usually bring munchies as well. After all, you can't do computers on an empty tummy.

Website
Wednesday
Mar 18, 2015
OSGeo-PDX monthly meeting - Mapbox GL for JavaScript
Portland State University Cramer Hall - room 409

Monthly meeting of the open source GIS group PDX-OSGeo.

Discussion of all things spatial and open source. Tonight's guest is Justin Miller who will speak to us about Mapbox GL for JavaScript, "which despite being in active development, is totally usable for certain projects". The particular project he built out is a travel choropleth map with dynamic interaction-based styling, all rendered as vectors in the browser.

Read more about Justin's project here: http://justinmiller.io/posts/2015/01/20/anatomy-of-a-travel-map/

Website
Saturday
Mar 21, 2015
Calagator & Open Source Bridge Code Sprint
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come hack on Calagator, the open source calendar aggregator, and Open Source Bridge, Stumptown Syndicate's open source conference.

We'll be digging in to open issues, working on some refactoring tasks, and getting new folks acquainted with the code bases.

Catch up on the current status by checking out our open issues (https://github.com/calagator/calagator/issues) to find something you'd like to work on!

Calagator is a Ruby/Rails web app.

Thursday
Apr 2, 2015
Portland Linux/Unix Group: MP4 Metadata Editing
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Portland Linux/Unix Group General Meeting Announcement

Who: Latham Loop
What: MP4 Metadata Editing
Where: PSU, 1930 SW 4th Ave. Room FAB 86-01 (Lower Level)
When: Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live/

Latham Loop will present an overview of adding and editing text based subtitles and metadata to the popular MP4 video file format. This can be beneficial to those desiring an alternate language translation when watching video, and to the hearing impaired. Open source tools Subler, Subtitle Edit, FFMPEG, Plex for Mac, Windows and Linux, will be discussed.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab at 1945 NW Quimby St. after the meeting.

Rideshares Available

PLUG Page with information about all PLUG events: http://pdxlinux.org/ Follow PLUG on Twitter: http://twitter.com/pdxlinux

PLUG is open to everyone and does not tolerate abusive behavior on its mailing lists or at its meetings.

Website
Saturday
Apr 4, 2015
Calagator & Open Source Bridge Code Sprint
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come hack on Calagator, the open source calendar aggregator, and Open Source Bridge, Stumptown Syndicate's open source conference.

We'll be digging in to open issues, working on some refactoring tasks, and getting new folks acquainted with the code bases.

Catch up on the current status by checking out our open issues (https://github.com/calagator/calagator/issues) to find something you'd like to work on!

Calagator is a Ruby/Rails web app.

Wednesday
Apr 15, 2015
OSGeo-PDX monthly meeting - SpiderOSM (spiderosm.org)
Portland State University Cramer Hall - 4th floor

Monthly meeting of the open source GIS group PDX-OSGeo.

Discussion of all things spatial and open source. Tonight's guest is Katie Urey who will speak to us about SpiderOSM. Street conflation is a long time difficult problem and this is a project that looks very useful. The project gives Portland lots of attention as well.

SpiderOSM is an open source python package for matching segments in one path network, e.g., streets and trails, to corresponding segments in another, based on geography and network connectivity. This allows joining together attribute data from separate sources. Importantly authoritative jurisdictional data can be correlated with the rich, crowd-sourced, user editable and extensible, Open Street Maps data. Multifactor match scoring, allows data to be joined only for high confidence matches.

The initial version of the matcher was coded in early 2014 specifically to combine Open Street Map data with Portland Oregon area jurisdictional data (RLIS) to facilitate pedestrian infrastructure analysis and planning. Since then the code has been refactored into a generally useful python package that installs, via pip, and works on all three major platforms: Mac OSX, Linux and Windows. The code is stable and mature, with version 1.0 just around the corner.

The developer, Michael Arnold, is now focusing on developing applications, and finding users and collaborators. On going projects where help would be very welcome include:

  1. The Portland Area Mismatched Name Survery (looking at name mismatches between OSM and RLIS identified by SpiderOSM.) Some folks at TriMet and others at PDOT have begun this project, but there is ALOT to be done!

  2. A QGIS Plug-in for spiderOSM. Ryan Peterson has recently begun this project, and would welcome help.

  3. Help getting the word out: publicizing spiderOSM online and at appropriate events. Alternately, advice and encouragement in this process. :)

Another opportunity, not yet begun: looking for someone interested in developing an ESRI Plug-in for spiderOSM.

Read more about SpiderOSM

Website
Saturday
Apr 18, 2015
Beaver BarCamp 15
Oregon State University- Kelley Engineering Center: 1148 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis, OR 97331

Beaver BarCamp is an informal conference where everyone is encouraged to participate and the sessions are not predetermined. It provides a collaborative environment that promotes the sharing of ideas and projects and is a fun, free, casual event filled with discussions, demos and interaction with attendees. One of the best aspects of BarCamp is that attendees both provide the sessions and choose the schedule, allowing for greater flexibility and freedom. While many are tech oriented, we encourage any DIY, educational or interactive sessions. We invite everyone and anyone in the community and at OSU to enjoy Beaver Barcamp. Registration is appreciated.

Website
Calagator & Open Source Bridge Code Sprint
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come hack on Calagator, the open source calendar aggregator, and Open Source Bridge, Stumptown Syndicate's open source conference.

We'll be digging in to open issues, working on some refactoring tasks, and getting new folks acquainted with the code bases.

Catch up on the current status by checking out our open issues (https://github.com/calagator/calagator/issues) to find something you'd like to work on!

Calagator is a Ruby/Rails web app.

Sunday
Apr 19, 2015
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

The Linux Clinic meets once a month on the third Sunday from 1 - 5 pm at Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland, 97214.

Bring your Linux computer that is being a brat and we'll teach it some manners. Or bring your computer that has some evil operating system on it and we'll send it home with a shiny, clean Linux distro. Or just come and look over shoulders to see what Linux is all about.

If you already know Linux well, the Clinic is also a good place to learn how to help users troubleshoot problems. It's excellent training for tech support work in Linux.

We have monitors, mice, keyboards, and miscellanous other perifpherals, so generally all you need to bring is the box.

There will also be coffee and people usually bring munchies as well. After all, you can't do computers on an empty tummy.

Website
Thursday
May 7, 2015
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Block Storage Device Life Cycles
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Portland Linux/Unix Group: Block Storage Device Life Cycles

Who: Michael Dexter
What: Block Storage Device Life Cycles
Where: PSU, 1930 SW 4th Ave. Room FAB 86-01 (Lower Level)
When: Thursday, May 7th, 2015 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live if lucky

Block storage has joined electricity as one of the fundamental technologies on which we are completely and irrevocably dependent. The two technologies are in fact becoming inextricable now that computers control virtually every electrical system from the distribution grids on up, and computers themselves are completely dependent on electricity to operate. Both technologies have undergone countless innovations yet still operate largely on their original basic principles. While high in capacity, fast and affordable, the modern hardware block storage device or “hard disk” operates on the same principles as the original 1956 IBM 350 disk storage unit and most solid-state alternatives emulate hard disks. Beginning with the Berkeley Fast File System, the BSD family of operating systems has played a key role in the evolution of general purpose block storage and continues this innovation with technologies like virtual block storage devices, GEOM, UFS2, ZFS, GELI, HAST, GEOM Journaling, FUSE, tmpfs and the NAND Flash framework. This paper will survey the available block device options in the FreeBSD operating system and explore their practical uses in modern storage architectures.

FreeBSD is unique in that it provides the reference platform for the Unix File System and is now a tier one Zettabyte File System or ZFS platform. The 10.0 release of FreeBSD is particularly unique in that it includes in-kernel iSCSI network block device sharing, the NAND Flash framework, a FUSE implementation and the bhyve hypervisor which can leverage and help test most FreeBSD storage technologies. The FreeBSD ports collection also includes support for guest file systems such as ext2 and NTFS, which provide new opportunities to "round trip" virtual and physical machines using bhyve and tools such as the iBFT iSCSI boot framework.

Finally, while an unprecedented block storage toolkit can enable extensive experimentation, there are pragmatic issues surrounding production storage architectures. This paper will touch on real world block storage solutions built with FreeBSD and its derivatives. These derivatives include the FreeNAS storage appliance, which provides networked block and file storage to a myriad of Unix and non-Unix clients. Pragmatic issues surrounding verifiable data integrity include: understanding and embracing ZFS behavior and limits, observing disk and partition health in addition to data integrity, understanding the implications of file naming, maintaining backups and restoring desired data in a timely manner.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab at 1945 NW Quimby St. after the meeting.

Rideshares Available

PLUG Page with information about all PLUG events: http://pdxlinux.org/ Follow PLUG on Twitter: http://twitter.com/pdxlinux

PLUG is open to everyone and does not tolerate abusive behavior on its mailing lists or at its meetings.

Website
Saturday
May 16, 2015
Calagator & Open Source Bridge Code Sprint
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come hack on Calagator, the open source calendar aggregator, and Open Source Bridge, Stumptown Syndicate's open source conference.

We'll be digging in to open issues, working on some refactoring tasks, and getting new folks acquainted with the code bases.

Catch up on the current status by checking out our open issues (https://github.com/calagator/calagator/issues) to find something you'd like to work on!

Calagator is a Ruby/Rails web app.

Sunday
May 17, 2015
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

The Linux Clinic meets once a month on the third Sunday from 1 - 5 pm at Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland, 97214.

Bring your Linux computer that is being a brat and we'll teach it some manners. Or bring your computer that has some evil operating system on it and we'll send it home with a shiny, clean Linux distro. Or just come and look over shoulders to see what Linux is all about.

If you already know Linux well, the Clinic is also a good place to learn how to help users troubleshoot problems. It's excellent training for tech support work in Linux.

We have monitors, mice, keyboards, and miscellanous other perifpherals, so generally all you need to bring is the box.

There will also be coffee and people usually bring munchies as well. After all, you can't do computers on an empty tummy.

Website
Wednesday
May 20, 2015
OSGeo-PDX monthly meeting
Portland State University Cramer Hall - room 409

Monthly meeting of the open source GIS group PDX-OSGeo.

Website
Thursday
Jun 4, 2015
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Open Hardware and why it matters
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Who: John Hawley
What: Open Hardware and why it matters - MinnowBoard MAX case study
Where: PSU, 1930 SW 4th Ave. Room FAB 86-01 (Lower Level)
When: Thursday, June 4th, 2015 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live

Open Hardware is starting to change the way the world works, giving more people access to customizable hardware, and giving more power to smaller entities. I intend to give a general overview of open hardware, focusing on the MinnowBoard MAX, and use it as a case study of what people are doing with it and why the open hardware is important to the space it's entering.

John 'Warthog9' Hawley led the system administration team on kernel.org for nearly a decade, leading a team including four other administrators. His other exploits include working on Syslinux, OpenSSI, a caching Gitweb, and patches to bind to enable GeoDNS. He's the author of PXE Knife, a set of interfaces around common utilities and diagnostics tools needed by an average systems administrator, as well as SyncDiff(erent) a state-full file synchronizer and file transfer mechanism. He currently works for Intel working on Open Hardware, and the Minnowboard. In his free time he enjoys cooking extravagant meals and watching bad movies.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab at 1945 NW Quimby St. after the meeting.

Rideshares Available

PLUG Page with information about all PLUG events: http://pdxlinux.org/ Follow PLUG on Twitter: http://twitter.com/pdxlinux

PLUG is open to everyone and does not tolerate abusive behavior on its mailing lists or at its meetings.

Website
Saturday
Jun 6, 2015
Calagator Documentation & Open Source Bridge Code Sprint
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come hack on Calagator, the open source calendar aggregator, and Open Source Bridge, Stumptown Syndicate's open source conference.

We'll be digging in to open issues, working on some refactoring tasks, and getting new folks acquainted with the code bases.

SPECIAL: For this code sprint, Calagator contributors will be focusing on documentation.

Catch up on the current status by checking out our open issues (https://github.com/calagator/calagator/issues) to find something you'd like to work on!

Calagator is a Ruby/Rails web app.

Tuesday
Jun 23, 2015
Open Source Bridge 2015
through Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

Open Source Bridge is an open source developers' and makers' conference, focused on bringing people from a range of technology backgrounds together to share our knowledge and explore what it means to be an open source citizen.

Find out more at http://opensourcebridge.org/

The call for talks will open in January 2015 and we welcome talks from first-time and experienced speakers!

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

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

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

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

Website
Saturday
Oct 3, 2015
DevOps DayCamp
Oregon State University- Kelley Engineering Center: 1148 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis, OR 97331

DevOps DayCamp is a dual-track day with one track to help inexperienced attendees get started with DevOps, as well as a second track comprised of educational sessions proposed by industry and community members for the more advanced DevOps crowd. To register, propose a talk, or to get more information visit the event website. DevOps DayCamp is open to students at Oregon State University and the community. Registration is strongly encouraged, but the event is free.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Website
Tuesday
Mar 29, 2016
GitHub Patchwork
Tabor Space

Patchwork is a hands-on workshop for beginners wanting to learn Git and GitHub hosted by GitHub. The exercises are self-directed and mentors are available to help you along the way—no coding experience required. https://ti.to/github-events/patchwork-portland-2016

Website
Thursday
Apr 7, 2016
Portland Linux/Unix Group: What's new in PostgreSQL 9.5
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Who: Josh Berkus
What: What's new in PostgreSQL 9.5
Where: PSU, 1930 SW 4th Ave. Room FAB 86-01 (Lower Level)
When: Thursday, April 7th, 2016 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live (PSU WiFi Permitting)

PostgreSQL 9.5 has many new and cool features for database users, making the venerable RDBMS suitable for even more workloads. Among them are:

  • UPSERT for high-concurrency insert/update operations
  • Row Level Security, integrated with SELinux, for ultimate data security
  • CUBE and ROLLUP for sophisticated analytics
  • FDW partitioning for data federation
  • BRIN indexes for big data
  • More JSON goodness

PostgreSQL Core Team member Josh Berkus will take you on a tour of the new features, including demos of many of them, and field questions about PostgreSQL in general.

About Josh

Josh Berkus is on the Core Team of the PostgreSQL Project, and was a professional database geek for 18 years. Today, he works for Red Hat as the community lead for Project Atomic, which means he's all about the containers. He has used a Linux desktop since 2001.

Rideshares Available

PLUG Page with information about all PLUG events: http://pdxlinux.org/ Follow PLUG on Twitter: http://twitter.com/pdxlinux

PLUG is open to everyone and does not tolerate abusive behavior on its mailing lists or at its meetings.

Website
Saturday
Apr 16, 2016
Beaver Barcamp 16
Kelley Engineering Center (OSU)

Beaver BarCamp is an informal conference where everyone is encouraged to participate and the sessions are not predetermined. It provides a collaborative environment that promotes the sharing of ideas and projects and is a fun, free, casual event filled with discussions, demos and interaction with attendees. One of the best aspects of BarCamp is that attendees both provide the sessions and choose the schedule, allowing for greater flexibility and freedom. While many are tech oriented, we encourage any DIY, educational or interactive sessions. We invite everyone and anyone in the community and at OSU to enjoy Beaver Barcamp. Registration is appreciated.

Website
Wednesday
Apr 20, 2016
VoIP, Kazoo and Erlang
HouseHappy.org

James Aimonetti of 2600hz.com will be joining us tonight to talk about how Erlang powers the Kazoo project and Voice-over-IP products all around the world.

Kazoo is a scalable, distributed, cloud-based telephony platform that allows you to build powerful telephony applications with a rich set of APIs.

Designed to handle anything from large carrier to small countries, the Kazoo infrastructure can do it all. There are no lock-ins and the software is open-source to give you complete freedom.

James will be giving us a high level view of the architecture behind Kazoo, both from a platform perspective and from an Erlang perspective. We'll survey some of the code that is of interest, such as the gen_listener behaviour (for AMQP message consumption), the PropEr tests in various modules, the wh_json module for working with Erlang-encoded JSON objects), and more. No telecom experience required!

Website
Wednesday
May 11, 2016
Stories from the Hardware Startup World w/ Joe Grand (aka Kingpin)
Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC

Join us for our first Hardware Massive Portland event with guest speaker Joe Grand, a legendary hacker, product designer, and the founder of Grand Idea Studio, Inc.

Formerly known as Kingpin, Joe was a member of the influential hacker group L0pht Heavy Industries. He co-founded @stake, an information security firm later acquired by Symantec, and Chumby Industries, which produced one of the first intentionally open and hackable consumer devices. He was a co-host of Discovery Channel's Prototype This, an engineering entertainment program that followed the real-life build process of a unique prototype each episode, and has been a technical advisor to many hardware startups, including MakerBot and Crowd Supply.

Never one to follow the status quo, Joe has successfully forged his own path doing what he loves to do - hacking, engineering, and teaching. In this session, Joe will share uncensored stories of his experiences being part of, working for, and advising startups. He'll talk about the importance of finding the right people, focusing on a market, choosing funding, and building a business based on passion, not fueled by a quest for fame or riches.

SPONSORS:

• Food & Drink are sponsored by Crowd Supply, the crowdfunding platform for hardware startups.

• Venue is sponsored by JLR Tech Incubator. Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) operates the Open Software Technology Center (OSTC), a unique state-of-the-art facility in Portland that focuses on In-Vehicle Infotainment.

SCHEDULE:

• 6:00-6:30 Networking with beer, wine & light fare (vegan friendly)

• 6:30-7:00 Opening Remarks & Demos*

• 7:00-7:45 Building Hardware Startups w/ Joe Grand

• 7:45-8:00 Q&A's

• 8:00-9:00 More Networking

Website
Saturday
May 28, 2016
PyCon 2016
through Oregon Convention Center

PyCon is the largest annual gathering for the community using and developing the open-source Python programming language. PyCon is organized by the Python community for the community. We try to keep registration far cheaper than most comparable technology conferences, to make PyCon accessible to the widest group possible. PyCon is a diverse conference dedicated to providing an enjoyable experience to everyone. Our code of conduct is intended to help everyone maintain the PyCon spirit. We thank all attendees and staff for observing it.

Website
Tuesday
Jun 21, 2016
Open Source Bridge 2016
through Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

Open Source Bridge is an open source developers' and makers' conference, focused on bringing people from a range of technology backgrounds together to share our knowledge and explore what it means to be an open source citizen.

Find out more at http://opensourcebridge.org/

Website
Tuesday
Sep 6, 2016
Red Hat Community Happy Hour
The Ocean Restaurant Pod

Red Hat's community team will be hosting a Happy Hour at The Ocean restaurant pod on 24th.

Come meet members of Red Hat's open source and community teams, including Deb Bryant, Chris Wright, Amye Scarvada and Josh Berkus. And have a drink on Red Hat!

Look for folks in red hats or Red Hat gear to find us.

No RSVP required.

Website
Thursday
Nov 10, 2016
CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House

Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer. 

We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

Website
Thursday
Nov 17, 2016
CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House
CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer. 

We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

Website
Thursday
Dec 1, 2016
CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House
CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer. 

We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

Website
Thursday
Dec 15, 2016
CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House
CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer. 

We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

Website
Wednesday
Dec 21, 2016
CryptoParty PDX!
CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

This week's Exploit Workshop is a bit different...

CRYPTOPARTY PDX!

Why CryptoParty?

Privacy is the space in which ideas are developed, to retreat into whenever you want. This space is not only physical but digital as well. This is a right guaranteed by the 4th amendment of the U.S. Constitution. We've begun hosting cryptoparties here in Portland as a service to educate the general public about how they can better protect their privacy now and for the future.

What is a CryptoParty? CryptoParties are open for everyone but especially for people without prior knowledge that didn't dare attend yet, for free and most of all fun.

CryptoParty is a decentralized movement with events happening all over the world. The goal is to pass on knowledge about protecting yourself in the digital space. This can include encrypted communication, preventing being tracked while browsing the web and general security advice for computers and smartphones.

To try the programs and apps at the CryptoParty bring your laptop or smartphone.

CryptoParty is a grassroots global endeavour to introduce the basics of practical cryptography such as the Tor anonymity network, key signing parties, TrueCrypt, Linux, and virtual private networks to the general public.

This is a free skill-sharing event with other Cryptography and Privacy technology experts, working along side and sharing information with people new to Crypto and Privacy.

Everyone is welcome regardless of experience, bring a Laptop if you have one, if not, bring a USB thumbdrive, a pen and a pad of paper.

If you want to learn about how to encrypt your files and communicate securely, this is the event to come to!

Look for the people with laptops.

Get in contact If you want to help plan the event, or just join in on the fun you can contact us by emailing cryptoparty (AT) pdxhs (DOT) org

Website
Thursday
Dec 22, 2016
CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House
CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer. 

We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

Website
Thursday
Dec 29, 2016
CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House
CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer. 

We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

Website
Thursday
Jan 5
CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House

Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer. 

We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

Website
Friday
Jan 6
Looking for help programming and filming for something cool
Portland FreeGeek

Hi, The Lawgen Project is basically an effort to create a 'Wikipedia for solutions to all problems', that also has new communication tools and lets groups of all sizes make decisions, trade, and collaborate. At the moment we're looking for both programmers, (see: http://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp2560426.jsp#.WGYM8QZnX ) -And for Open Source, Direct Action, and Direct Democracy advocates to interview on the 6th. We have a camera crew and an advocate for Open Source that we'll be interviewing around 3, so we figured 4 would be a great time for others to show up.

For anyone curious we have visual and written walkthroughs posted at Lawgen.org

All questions and feedback are welcome, our email is [email protected]

Website
Thursday
Jan 12
CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House
CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer. 

We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

Website
Wednesday
Jan 18
Docker Portland, OR - Docker Meetup #19 at New Relic
New Relic

We will have talks by Nan Liu from Intel and one TBA. The location for this Meetup is at New Relic in downtown Portland. There will be food and drinks courtesy of New Relic!

Agenda:

6:30 - Welcome, networking, and food

7:00 - Nan Liu: "Trust but verify. Testing docker containers."

Nan Liu is a Software Engineer at Intel Software Defined Infrastructure (SDI) team. He is passionate about automating all things infrastructure related. He has traveled globally to train and consult customers on automating application deployments, and implementing continuous delivery pipelines. He draws from experience building vCloud Air at VMWare and he is one of early member of Puppet Labs professional services team. He coauthored 'Puppet Types and Providers' based on his experience extending Puppet for numerous third party integrations.

7:45 - TBA

8:30 - Wrap up and networking

Special thanks to Puppet for providing the space and to CenturyLink for providing food

Website
Thursday
Jan 19
CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House
CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer. 

We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

Website
Saturday
Jan 21
Create 3D Art with Blender
Free Geek

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

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

Website
Thursday
Jan 26
CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House
CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer. 

We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

Website
Saturday
Jan 28
AR + VR Project Showcases @ WSU Vancouver
WSU Vancouver Campus

Our first Networking Night of 2017 is a Saturday dedicated to AR and VR Project Showcases at the Creative Media & Digital Culture Center (CMDC) at Washington State University in Vancouver (WSUV)

The Creative Media & Digital Culture (CMDC) program teaches students to conceptualize applications of digital technologies and to think critically about digital media and the ways humans interact and engage with them.

On Jan. 28th, CMDC alumnae and current students will be showcasing AR, VR, 2D & 3D animations, websites, and a transmedia educational game environment that have been created for their own research or local community and cultural organizations. Experience and learn further about the creative and critical approaches CMDC students have used when working with digital technology.  

Saturday's Program

1:00pm – 1:30pm – Doors Open
1:30pm – 3:00pm – Welcome + Projects
3:00pm – 4:00pm – Mingle 

Presenters

CMDC alumnae and current students. Join us for project showcases featuring AR, VR, 2D & 3D animations, websites, and a transmedia educational game environment. 

About the Venue

This is the first event we are organizing in the state of Washington. The event will be held on the beautiful campus of WSU Vancouver and we hope you will make the trip.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone is welcome to attend, as long as you support our mission and agree to follow our Code of Conduct.

About the CMDC 

The Creative Media & Digital Culture (CMDC) program offers a major and a formal minor leading to the Bachelor of Arts Degree (B.A.) in Digital Technology and Culture (DTC) at Washington State University Vancouver.  It teaches students to conceptualize, in both research and practice, applications of digital technologies and to think critically about digital media and the ways humans interact and engage with them.

The CMDC program focuses on six areas of study within the field of digital media: 1) web & mobile design & development, 2) 2 & 3D animation for simulation and visualization, 3) digital publishing, 4) physical computing, 5) social media / SEO for digital marketing, and most recently 6) game studies & design.  With over 250 students in the CMDC, it is now recognized as one of five Signature Programs on the WSUV campus.  

Website
Wednesday
Feb 1
Portland F# Meetup Group - Organizational Meeting
DAT

I need to double-check with the location's availability still, but I'm pretty sure they'll be able to accommodate us.  I'll also have an update with instructions on how to enter the building after hours.

At this meetup, we need to identify and empower a new organizational team. 


I'm recommending that we have four active members with the privileges to schedule and conduct meetups.  This should distribute the burden of identifying topics, picking dates and times and securing locations in such a way that we capture productivity at the moment of inspiration and not obligation.  If that last bit didn't make sense, come to the meetup and I'll explain how that works.


 

Website
Thursday
Feb 2
Portland Data Science Group - Intro to NLP [NLP Series, #1]

This will be the first event in a series we're doing on Natural Language Processing.  It will be a highly accessible workshop covering the concepts of n-grams and bag-of-words.  We will work within the Python Notebook (Jupyter).

Allen Grimm will be presenting content / guiding the workshop.  With years of experience in modeling and predicting user behavior, he has recently begun several NLP projects and is looking forward to sharing the first steps of his journey.  Contact him through: GitHubLinkedIn, Twitter

Event Structure:


• 6:45 - Doors open.

• 7:00 - Assistance with Jupyter installation and a mini-course in using the notebook will begin at 7.

• 7:20 - The NLP content will begin.

• 8:00 - Networking.

• 8:30 - We'll head to The Upper Lip, where we dig deep into data science topics over a beer

Website
Monday
Feb 6
CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - Dorkbot Meetup
CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. 

Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. 

Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. 

We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

p.s. This event is open to everyone, dork or robot. No ^H membership is required to attend.

Website
Thursday
Feb 9
CANCELED - CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House - CANCELED
CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

Sorry everyone, tonight's open house is canceled. However, the member hosted Stitch Social is still happening in the main space.

Website
Thursday
Feb 16
CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House
CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer. 

We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

Website
Monday
Feb 20
CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - Dorkbot Meetup
CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. 

Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. 

Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. 

We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

p.s. This event is open to everyone, dork or robot. No ^H membership is required to attend.

Website
Tuesday
Feb 21
Embedded Linux Conference + OpenIoT Summit
through Hilton Portland and Executive Tower

ELC + OpenIoT Summit North America features 130+ sessions for Kernel Developers, System Developers, Architects, Firmware Developers, Application Developers and other open source professionals with a range of content covering embedded Linux, IoT, smart devices, IoT security and much more!

Activities include:

*Keynotes by Sarah Cooper, GM of IoT Solutions, Amazon Web Services; Guy Hoffmann, Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University; Imad Sousou, Vice President of the Software and Services Group, Intel Corporation; and Dirk Hohndel, VP, Chief Open Source Officer, VMware, in Conversation with Linux Creator Linus Torvalds.

*Building A Low Powered Smart Appliance Workshop

*Hackathon: Hack the Smart Home...Smarter!

*Hackathon: Liota Package Development for ABB YuMi, ThingWorx, IBM BlueMix, and VMware's Project Ice

*Yocto Project Developer Day North America 2017

*Professional, complimentary child care for attendees. Apply by Feb 9 - http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/openiot-summit/attend/child-care

Register now: http://bit.ly/2kFyyYg

Website
Wednesday
Feb 22
Chef PDX - Chef PDX Meetup #003 - Ask the Pros
New Relic

We're skipping January this time due to travel schedules not aligning, but will be back February 22nd with an awesome meetup! 


Ever wish you had a Chef sitting next to you so you can ask that burning question? 

Perhaps you've been banging your head against a wall on something technical and wish a Chef was sitting next to you to help?

Have you wished you had a Chef's ear to express how much you love, or maybe don't love, using Chef?

Maybe you're new to Chef and config management and want to bounce some questions or ideas off of people who do this stuff for a living?

Well, now you can! This time we're bringing in a panel of Chefs for Q&A / AMA (Ask Me Anything) and then we'll break out and help you work through any issues you may be experiencing with Chef products, recipes, pipelines, and even DevOps transformation. So start thinking about questions you'd like answered or things you'd like to discuss or work on and bring it on! We're here to help you and make you successful!

This is a great opportunity to meet some Chefs from different areas within Chef and get answers and help! Join us!

Chef Panel

Irving Popovetsky - Principal Customer Architect

Daniel Martushev - Field Solutions Architect

George Miranda - Director of Product Marketing

Eric Maxwell - Success Engineer

Morgan Drake - Inside Solutions Architect 

Tim Smith - Community Engineer


Kaivalya Hanswadkar - Director, UX Design


MORE TBA

Food / Drink

As usual, pizza (gf & vegan options too!), beer, cider, and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. 

Website
Thursday
Feb 23
CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House
CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer. 

We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

Website
Wednesday
Mar 1
PDXRust - PDXRust March 2017: Nick Fitzgerald on Interfacing Foreign Functions with Rust
Mozilla Corp

For the first PDXRust of 2017, Rust Bindgen [1] hacker Nick Fitzgerald will explain how to get the rest of the world talking to Rust!


There'll be plenty of time for questions and meeting other local Rustaceans, as well.b

Remember, we follow the Rust Code of Conduct. No food is provided at the meetup, though you're welcome to bring food with you or head for dinner afterward with a group of new friends.

[1] https://github.com/servo/rust-bindgen

Website
Thursday
Mar 2
CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House
CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer. 

We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

Website
Monday
Mar 6
Women Who Code Portland - Algorithms Study Night

Come join us for the first ever Algorithms Study Night March 6th at Code Fellows! We will be working on two problems, an easier starter problem, and then a more complicated one. Any and all skill levels are welcome. At the beginning of the meetup, we will post the questions on the slack channel, and after the meetup, we will post some of the solutions. Use our Slack Invite form if you would like to join Women Who Code, Portland Slack.

This event will repeat first Monday of each month.

{short} Code of Conduct

Women Who Code (WWCode) is dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste, or creed. Our events are intended to inspire women to excel in technology careers, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or event participants in any form. Our Code of Conduct applies to all events run by Women Who Code, Inc. If you would like to report an incident or contact our leadership team, please submit an incident report form.

About Women Who Code Portland

Women Who Code is a global nonprofit dedicated to inspire women to excel in technology careers. We connect amazing women with other like-minded around the globe who unite under one simple notion--the world of technology is better with women in it.

In Portland, we organize monthly study nights, workshops, and networking nights, as well as hackathons and social events.

Website
CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - Dorkbot Meetup
CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. 

Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. 

Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. 

We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

p.s. This event is open to everyone, dork or robot. No ^H membership is required to attend.

Website
Tuesday
Mar 7
Women Who Code Portland - Web Security at Mozilla

Mozilla is partnering up with Women Who Code Portland to host us during their Developer Roadshow series. The goal is to introduce technologies for the web that make it work. The night's program includes two talks on Web Security at Mozilla.


Find out more about developer news and upcoming Roadshow events by signing up here https://mzl.la/2jWfYKh

Program

6:00 - 6:30 - Doors Open
6:30 - 6:40 - Intros from WWCode Portland and Mozilla
6:40 - 7:30 - Web Security at Mozilla
7:30 - 8:00 - Networking 

Speakers

Selena Deckelmann, head of Security Engineering for Firefox, will present a brief overview of her team's work and do a deep dive into recent work on integrating Tor patches into Firefox. Through a collaboration with Tor Project engineers and a team of Mozilla engineers spread around the globe, we've integrated 100+ patches into Firefox, and are working on many more. These patches are privacy-enhancing on multiple fronts, using features only available in Firefox.

Michael Van Kleeck, Mozilla's Enterprise Solutions Architect, will talk about Mozilla's Identity and Access Management project, which is enabling Mozilla staff to seamlessly collaborate with community volunteers while at the same time keeping Mozilla and its mission safe. Using this as an example, Michael will introduce some of the technologies used, such as OIDC, OAuth 2.0, SAML, and LDAP.

{short} Code of Conduct

Women Who Code (WWCode) is dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste, or creed. Our events are intended to inspire women to excel in technology careers, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or event participants in any form. Our Code of Conduct applies to all events run by Women Who Code, Inc. If you would like to report an incident or contact our leadership team, please submit an incident report form.

About Women Who Code Portland

Women Who Code is a global nonprofit dedicated to inspire women to excel in technology careers. We connect amazing women with other like-minded around the globe who unite under one simple notion--the world of technology is better with women in it.

In Portland, we organize monthly study nights, workshops, and networking nights, as well as hackathons and social events.

Website
Wednesday
Mar 8
Women Who Code Portland - Networking Night @ Simple: International Women's Day

Join us on March 8th as we celebrate International Women's Day at Simple. 


Program

6:00pm - 6:30pm – Doors Open + Networking
6:30pm - 6:45pm – Welcome 
6:45pm - 7:45pm – Panel
7:45pm - 8:30pm – Networking  

Panelists

TBA 

About Simple 

Simple offers online banking with superhuman customer service and tools to help you easily budget and save, right inside your account. 

Who Should Attend?

Anyone is welcome to attend, as long as you support our mission and agree to follow our Code of Conduct.

{short} Code of Conduct

Women Who Code (WWCode) is dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste, or creed. Our events are intended to inspire women to excel in technology careers, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or event participants in any form. Our Code of Conduct applies to all events run by Women Who Code, Inc. If you would like to report an incident or contact our leadership team, please submit an incident report form.

Website
Thursday
Mar 9
CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House
CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer. 

We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

Website
Wednesday
Mar 15
Docker Portland, OR - Docker Birthday #4 Celebration at Intel
Intel Jones Farm Campus (JFCC Auditorium)

The Docker PDX and Women Who Code PDX meetups invite you to come join us at Intel's Jones Farm campus for a talk by Steve Lasker from Microsoft and to celebrate Docker's 4th birthday!


NOTE: You will have to check in with security at the JFCC desk because we will be using one of the training rooms instead of the auditorium

Agenda:

6:00 - Welcome, networking, and food

6:30 - Steve Lasker: Visual Studio, .NET, and Docker

Visual Studio for building .NET Framework apps in Windows Server Core containers and .NET Core in Linux containers.


Steve is a Program Manager at Microsoft, focusing on the end to end development with Docker Containers. 


7:15 - Docker Labs

We’re excited to celebrate Docker’s birthday by providing labs and challenges to help everyone learn Docker and welcome new members into the community. We will partner with CS schools, global language communities and local meetup groups to throw a series of events around the world. While the courses and labs are geared towards those who are new to Docker, intermediate, advanced and expert community members are invited to join these Docker Birthday celebrations as mentors to help attendees work through the materials.

Attendees will break into groups (at different tables) and participate in a lab or challenge of their choosing.

8:15 - Wrap up


Are you an advanced user? We strongly encourage Docker users of all skill levels to attend! We need a network of mentors who understand the Docker platform to answer any questions that attendees working through the courses and labs may have.

Click here to sign up as a mentor.

Website
Thursday
Mar 16
CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House

Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer. 

We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

Website
Monday
Mar 20
CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - Dorkbot Meetup
CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. 

Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. 

Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. 

We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

p.s. This event is open to everyone, dork or robot. No ^H membership is required to attend.

Website
Thursday
Mar 23
CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House
CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer. 

We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

Website
Tuesday
Mar 28
Women Who Code Portland - Workshop: Command Line 101
AKQA

This  workshop is for people who are completely new to the Command Line. We are going to cover the basic commands and concepts along with a few intermediate level network commands. 


We are going to offer more advanced level CLI, App Security and Open Source contribution classes in the future. This workshop will serve as a good foundation for those courses.

Instructions

This workshop is designed for MacOS and Linux users. All of the commands should work with Windows PowerShell as well. Please ensure that your Windows machine has the latest version of PowerShell. 

About the instructor 


Richa Khandelwal has been writing code for the last 8 years. She is passionate about backend architecture and Machine Learning. She is an Technical Lead at Nike and a Lead for Women Who Code, Portland chapter. 

{short} Code of Conduct

Women Who Code (WWCode) is dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste, or creed. Our events are intended to inspire women to excel in technology careers, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or event participants in any form. Our Code of Conduct applies to all events run by Women Who Code, Inc. If you would like to report an incident or contact our leadership team, please submit an incident report form.

About Women Who Code Portland 

Women Who Code is a global nonprofit dedicated to inspire women to excel in technology careers. We connect amazing women with other like-minded individuals around the globe who unite under one simple notion--the world of technology is better with women in it. In Portland, we organize monthly study nights, workshops, and networking nights, as well as hackathons and social events.

Website
Wednesday
Mar 29
Women Who Code Portland - Workshop: Unity 101

This Unity 101 workshop is for developers who are completely new to the Unity game engine. You'll get a basic familiarity with Unity's interface as well as learning the basic workflow of creating games in Unity. We'll then use those concepts to create a simple game.


Although C# is the language used for Unity, we only require that you have some coding experience (in any language) so you can follow along with the basic ideas. We'll be writing some very simple C# code in the workshop, but you will have all the code in digital form beforehand in case some copy/paste is needed.

By the end of the workshop, you should feel comfortable enough with Unity that you can start learning more on your own. You'll know enough about the Unity workflow that you'll have some idea of how to ask the right questions about what you don't know, and where to look for answers.

Thank you Oregon Story Board and DevelopmentNow for sponsoring this event!

Instructions:

If you run into any problems or have questions with the following steps, feel free to message Dylan via Twitter or the Slack for Women Who Code Portland (@mboffin on both). He'll be happy to help get whatever you're running into sorted out before the workshop, so you arrive ready to go.

1) Install the latest version of Unity: https://store.unity.com/download?ref=personal

2) Go here and create a Unity ID: https://id.unity.com/account/new

3) Download the .zip files found in this Google Drive folder: https://goo.gl/9Lqdxo (No Google sign-in required!)

About the Instructors:

Dylan Bennett works in the field of education, teaching students programming and doing IT work. He runs the Portland Unity user group, UnityPDX, and is an officer for the Portland Indie Game Squad (PIGSquad). 

By day, Mo Cohen does functional programming at New Relic. By later day, she is building a point-and-click adventure game called Queer Quest (queermogames.com). And by night time, she's eating Nutella out of the jar.

{short} Code of Conduct

Women Who Code (WWCode) is dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste, or creed. Our events are intended to inspire women to excel in technology careers, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or event participants in any form. Our Code of Conduct applies to all events run by Women Who Code, Inc. If you would like to report an incident or contact our leadership team, please submit an incident report form.

About Women Who Code Portland

Women Who Code is a global nonprofit dedicated to inspire women to excel in technology careers. We connect amazing women with other like-minded individuals around the globe who unite under one simple notion--the world of technology is better with women in it. In Portland, we organize monthly study nights, workshops, and networking nights, as well as hackathons and social events.

Website
Thursday
Mar 30
CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House
CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer. 

We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

Website
Monday
Apr 3
CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - Dorkbot Meetup
CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. 

Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. 

Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. 

We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

p.s. This event is open to everyone, dork or robot. No ^H membership is required to attend.

Website
Tuesday
Apr 4
Women Who Code Portland - Networking Night @ Vacasa

Join us on April 4th for our Networking Night @ Vacasa in the Pearl. This month, the women of Vacasa will join us to discuss this month's theme - Transitioning the Stack: the Role of Women in a High-Growth Tech Organization. 


As a tech-enabled Services company, Vacasa must be constantly delivering to meet the expectations of many stakeholders. How do you balance the urgency of daily operations with the long term vision of creating a tech platform at sustains high growth? The women at Vacasa will speak about the opportunities and challenges for women in this environment.

Program

6:00pm - 6:30pm – Doors Open + Networking
6:30pm - 7:45pm – Welcome + Speakers
7:45pm - 8:30pm – Networking  

Who Should Attend?

Anyone is welcome to attend, as long as you support our mission and agree to follow our Code of Conduct.

{short} Code of Conduct


Women Who Code (WWCode) is dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste, or creed. Our events are intended to inspire women to excel in technology careers, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or event participants in any form. Our Code of Conduct applies to all events run by Women Who Code, Inc. If you would like to report an incident or contact our leadership team, please submit an incident report form.

About Vacasa

The team at Vacasa has made it their mission to make the world of vacation rentals a simple, stress-free experience for both owners and guests.

For more info: https://www.vacasa.com/

Careers page: https://www.vacasa.com/careers/positions/

About Women Who Code Portland

Women Who Code is a global nonprofit dedicated to inspire women to excel in technology careers. We connect amazing women with other like-minded individuals around the globe who unite under one simple notion--the world of technology is better with women in it. In Portland, we organize monthly study nights, workshops, and networking nights, as well as hackathons and social events.

Website
Wednesday
Apr 5
PDXRust - Lightning Talks & Hack Time
Mozilla Corp

No main talk today, so we'll have some opportunities to share neat Rust things and then time to work on your code, get help, and help others.

Rustaceans of all levels of experience are welcome to attend!

Website
Thursday
Apr 6
CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House
CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer. 

We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

Website
Thursday
Apr 13
CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House

Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer. 

We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

Website
Saturday
Apr 15
Beaver BarCamp 17
Kelley Engineering Center (OSU)

Beaver BarCamp is an informal conference where everyone is encouraged to participate and the sessions are not predetermined. It provides a collaborative environment that promotes the sharing of ideas and projects and is a fun, free, casual event filled with discussions, demos and interaction with attendees. Attendees both provide the sessions and choose the schedule, allowing for greater flexibility and freedom. While many are tech oriented, we encourage any DIY, educational or interactive sessions. We invite everyone and anyone to Beaver Barcamp. Registration is appreciated.

Website
Monday
Apr 17
CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - Dorkbot Meetup
CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. 

Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. 

Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. 

We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

p.s. This event is open to everyone, dork or robot. No ^H membership is required to attend.

Website
Tuesday
Apr 18
OpenBazaar Decentralized Market
PDX Sliders

Bring your laptop, or Raspberry Pi and get help installing and running OB. Runs on Windows, OSX and Linux. It can also be run on a server elsewhere while maintaining it from a client.

We'll be meeting at the PDX Sliders (upstairs) so food and drinks are available if people want.

OpenBazaar is a decentralized / peer-to-peer market that can't be controlled, or regulated by corporations or governments. And it's completely free to use (assuming you have a computer and internet access.)

Become a Bazaarian, and trade free!

This meeting is happening concurrently with the Portland Bitcoin Meetup.

Website
Thursday
Apr 20
CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House
CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer. 

We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

Website
Monday
Apr 24
Docker Portland, OR - DockerCon News and Windows Containers at NewRelic
New Relic

Didn't travel to Austin to attend Dockercon 17? No worries, just stop by the April Docker Meetup and Mike Coleman from Docker will catch you up to the latest DockerCon news. Steve Lasker from Microsoft will present the lift and shift of .NET FX apps into Windows containers, and modernizing with .NET Core on nano server with Visual Studio.

Agenda:

6:00 - Welcome, networking, and food

6:30 - Mike Coleman - "DockerCon Recap"

Mike is responsible for creating technical content to help customers come up to speed on Docker and its related components. Prior to joining Docker this summer he spent about 15 months at Puppet Labs working in product management. And, before all that he spent time at VMware, Microsoft, Intel, and HP in both product management / marketing as well as IT engineering. Outside of work Mike enjoys riding his motorcycles around Oregon's backroads, spending time with his wife and kids, and supporting the Portland Timbers (that's a soccer team). You can find him on Twitter as @mikegcoleman.

7:45 - Steve Lasker - "Lift & Shift .NET FX apps into Windows Containers, Modernize with .NET Core, all within Visual Studio"

Abstract: Visual Studio 2017 supports migrating .NET FX apps into Windows Containers enabling developers, and ops, to migrate those existing and heritage apps into modern workflows and deployments. We’ll also demo the .NET Core with Windows Server Nano tooling that will be soon released. With Visual Studio 2017, developers can now use the tools their used to, while staying true to the docker experience. Come see how you can develop and debug your apps in Windows Containers and share your experience with the Azure Developer Experience team.


Presented by: Steve Lasker
Microsoft Program Manager
Azure Developer Experiences

8:30 - Wrap up and networking

Special thanks to New Relic for providing the space and food

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Thursday
Apr 27
CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House

Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer. 

We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

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Monday
May 1
CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - Dorkbot Meetup
CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. 

Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. 

Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. 

We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

p.s. This event is open to everyone, dork or robot. No ^H membership is required to attend.

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Wednesday
May 3
Portland SaaS Founders - Customer Acquisition Strategies for SaaS
US Custom House / WeWork

Acquiring customers for our SaaS companies is arguably one of the most difficult challenges we face. We need to figure it out what works and what doesn't work, and we need to do it before the money runs out.


In this Meetup we'll discuss:

• The marketing strategies that are working for us, and the ones that didn't.


• Lessons we learned taking our products to market.

• Paid vs organic marketing channels: which ones are best for every stage of growth.

• How we've identified our most profitable market segments and how we're providing value to them.


• Social media, search engine marketing, PR and advertising. Pros and cons of each channel, and which ones are right for us.


Coffee, tea and draft beer will be provided. Come hang out with other SaaS founders and share your story!

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PDXRust - The Tokio Execution Model, with Carl Lerche
Mozilla Corp

Tokio, backed by the Rust futures library, has a unique execution model. The talk will do a deep dive, explaining the context, rational, and how it is implemented


Tokio author Carl Lerche will  explain how the tokio-core reactor is implemented. Attendees will have an easier time following along if they've read Rust's beginner documentation, but no prior knowledge of Tokio or futures is required.


PDXRust does not provide food, though you're welcome to bring food with you or head to dinner with other Rustaceans afterwards. 

We follow the Rust Code of Conduct.

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Thursday
May 4
CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House
CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer. 

We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

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Thursday
May 11
Women Who Code Portland - Networking Night @ Second Story - "Make It Happen: Improvising, Collaborating, Prototyping"

On Thursday, May 11th, Second Story will host Women Who Code Portland’s monthly Networking Night in their new design studio.


Second Story is a network of experiential design studios working across the cultural and brand landscapes to elevate the art of storytelling. They build stories you can step inside of.

The theme for the night is Make It Happen: Improvising, Collaborating, Prototyping. The format of the night is an “around the world”; after the welcome, we will break into 3 smaller groups and each smaller group will attend every session offered. The night will be centered around how the team at Second Story works collaboratively, how they create prototypes that help them push the boundaries, and the leadership styles that make it all possible. 

We hope you’ll join us. Second Story is absolutely thrilled to host us in their new studio!

Program

6:00 - 6:30pm – Doors Open + Networking

6:30 - 7:40pm – Welcome + Around the World Sessions

7:40 - 8:00pm – Networking   

Session #1 - Improvising To Become Better Collaborators

Second Story is a highly collaborative studio making work that none of them could possibly produce on their own. Needless to say they have to be excellent listeners and collaborators. So that means they have to practice. Laura Allcorn, Creative Lead and Sr. Experience Designer, will lead a brief improvisation workshop that helps you brush up on our listening and collaboration skills. If the thought of this makes you nervous, please know this isn’t a performance and trying to be funny will be frowned upon.

Session #2 - Getting Real Fast

Prototyping is a necessity at Second Story. Their project teams will share how they prototype and why they do it. You’ll get a behind the scenes look at examples from projects with major museums and brands. Along the way they’ll share key learnings and show you how they evolved the experiences created.

Session #3 - Exposing Unconscious Bias

Kelsey Snook, Creative Director, will facilitate a discussion about women in leadership roles. She will share the Second Story approach to tackling unconscious bias with their Make Some Room campaign, an effort to increase inclusivity in the tech and creative fields.

About Second Story

Second Story is a network of experiential design studios working across the cultural and brand landscapes to elevate the art of storytelling. They build stories you can step inside of.

For more info: https://secondstory.com

About Women Who Code Portland

Women Who Code is a global nonprofit dedicated to inspire women to excel in technology careers. We connect amazing women with other like-minded individuals around the globe who unite under one simple notion--the world of technology is better with women in it. In Portland, we organize monthly study nights, workshops, and networking nights, as well as hackathons and social events.

{short} Code of Conduct

Women Who Code (WWCode) is dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste, or creed. Our events are intended to inspire women to excel in technology careers, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or event participants in any form. Our Code of Conduct applies to all events run by Women Who Code, Inc. If you would like to report an incident or contact our leadership team, please submit an incident report form.

Website
CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House

Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer. 

We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

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Monday
May 15
CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - Dorkbot Meetup

Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. 

Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. 

Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. 

We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

p.s. This event is open to everyone, dork or robot. No ^H membership is required to attend.

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Tuesday
May 16
Portland Java User Group (PJUG) - Payment processing at gilt.com
Cloudability

This talk is about payment transaction processing at Gilt.com. We'll discuss Gilt's legacy credit card implementation (Java + Scala) as well as our next generation implementation (Scala).

Speaker:

Sean Sullivan is a Principal Software Engineer at HBC Digital. Sean has been a member of HBC/Gilt team since 2011.


Venue Notes:

Doors open at 6 for pizza provided by TEKSystems. The presentation will begin at 6:30pm.

slides: https://speakerdeck.com/sullis/payment-processing-at-gilt-dot-com

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Thursday
May 18
CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House
CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer. 

We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

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Sunday
May 21
PDXRust - Rust Hack Afternoon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come hack on Rust projects with us! Write your first Rust crate, contribute to an open source Rust project, team up with someone else on a cool new Rust tool, or even hack on rustc itself!

Lucky Lab has food and drinks and lots of open seating.

We follow the Rust Code of Conduct.

See you there!

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Wednesday
May 24
Community Empowerment Through Mapping
Free Geek

Come learn how to find public data sets and collect spatial data in and with your community!

In the first half of the class, you will learn how to use Google Earth Pro, a free data mapping tool, as well as a few basic functions using the data analysis tool QGIS. We will also touch on methods and ethics in community data collection and display. The second half of the class will be a workshop for your ideas, so please come to class prepared with a community project idea which you are working on, or would like to work on using mapping tools.

Goal of class: By the end of this class, students will be able to: -create map surveys, create map objects (points, lines, polygons) on Suprmap.org -visualize and add detail to inputs in Google Earth Pro -add data layers to a map, perform spatial join, and modify data table in QGIS -They will know where to find public data sets, and how to make their own -They will also be briefed on community data collection practices, and honest and ethical data collection and distribution. -In workshop, we will provide some ideas on what data sets and data analysis tools would help them work on their project.

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Thursday
May 25
CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House
CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer. 

We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

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Monday
May 29
Canceled tonight for the holiday! Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

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

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

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

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

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

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

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CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - Dorkbot Meetup
CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. 

Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. 

Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. 

We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

p.s. This event is open to everyone, dork or robot. No ^H membership is required to attend.

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Tuesday
May 30
Open Source Bridge Volunteer Meetup
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Open Source Bridge is in just a few weeks — June 20-23. Come find out about volunteering positions, including Session Monitor, Hacker Lounge volunteer, Logistics assistant, Party volunteer, and more! Working just 8 hours (spread over 4 days of conference and load-in day) gets you a free ticket.

Open source Bridge is the best regional open source tech conference around! A language-agnostic conference created by developers, designers, hardware hackers, and community leaders for the greater tech industry, OSBridge focuses on the intersection of activism, tech, and culture. Students and those looking for internships and work are always welcome — we have a job board on-site to connect you with companies looking to fill positions.

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Thursday
Jun 1
CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House
CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer. 

We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

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Tuesday
Jun 6
Portland Ruby Brigade - Monthly meeting
New Relic

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

PRESENTATIONS 7pm-9pm

After presentations we'll have more socializing time. 

Check Calagator for more info.

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Wednesday
Jun 7
PDXRust - PDXRust June 2017: Bart Massey on Playing Chess With Rust
Mozilla Corp

PSU Computer Science professor Bart Massey has mentored a variety of capstone projects using Rust, as well as writing a variety of projects in the language. He'll tell us about some chess playing code that he wrote in Rust.

Food is not provided at the meetup, thoguh carts are nearby if you'd like to grab a bite before and many Rustaceans are in the habit of going to dinner together afterwards. Expectations for the meetup are set forth in the Rust Code of Conduct; contact any of the organizers if you have a concern.

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Saturday
Jun 10
Open Ideas in Science
20466 NW Hodes Dr

This week is going to be Great! We'll have our first interactive session. Ernest Bonat will share his idea this week on "Tensorflow or TFLearn?"

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Sunday
Jun 11
Portland Data Science Group - Data Science Fundamentals and Hack Day

Come join us every Sunday at the Tech Academy. This is an interactive discussion group, with digital projector and whiteboard. Anybody can jump up, give their opinion or ask a question. We cover from fundamentals to advance. Everyone is a teacher and student.


We discuss everything from predictive analytics, machine learning, data pipelines, autonomous vehicles to Python and R programming.

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Monday
Jun 12
Women Who Code Portland - 3rd Anniversary Celebration @ New Relic

Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-who-code-portland-3rd-anniversary-celebration-tickets-34896464264

We are so thrilled to announce that on June 12th, we will be celebrating our 3rd Anniversary at New Relic! We are so thrilled to announce that on Monday, June 12th, we will be celebrating our 3rd Anniversary at New Relic! This is going to be a great event, as we are celebrating 3 years in Portland, 2000+ members, 200+ events, 10+ leaders, and so many wonderful memories! Thank you to New Relic, InVision, Nike, and Hackbright Academy for sponsoring.

The theme for the night is "Rising Up in Engineering Leadership" and we have four distinguished speakers speaking about their careers and how to succeed and thrive in the tech industry as a woman. 

Our Panelists: 

• April Leonard - Engineering Manager, New Relic

• Dana Lawson - VP of Engineering at InVisionApp Inc

• Meena Arunachalam - Principal Engineer, Intel

• Sue Hayes - Sr. Director, Commerce Core Platform Engineering at Nike

• Moderator: Vaidehi Joshi - Staff Engineer at Tilde, Inc

Giveaways + Food

As a thank you to our wonderful members, we will have awesome giveaways for the first 100 people, so be sure to arrive on time! InVision and Nike have sponsored Women Who Code Portland coffee mugs and t-shirts and we will be serving food, drinks, and cupcakes, courtesy of New Relic and Hackbright Academy.

Program 

5:30-6:00 - Doors open & Networking
6:00-6:30 - Introduction from Women Who Code Portland + Sponsor Intros
6:30-7:30 - Panel: “Rising Up in Engineering Leadership”
7:30-8:30 - Networking

Speaker Bios: 

Dana Lawson is the Vice President of Engineering at InVision, where she is responsible for leading the platform engineering group, covering DevOps, site reliability, and data services. She has nearly 20 years of experience as a systems engineer and has technical skills spanning multiple disciplines. Throughout her career, Dana has led many different teams and worn many hats, from an individual contributor creating mobile applications to leading multiple teams that managed large scale backend big data and infrastructure. With a background in fine arts, she brings her creative vision to the engineering team at InVision, where technology meets design.

April Leonard is a Portland native and longtime Java engineer, who recently dabbled in Ruby, JavaScript, and Kotlin. She has experience building many enterprise applications including an adaptive test engine and a custom shopping cart servicing millions of customers. She delights in solving problems, finding efficiencies, and learning new things and is enjoying her new role as a Software Engineering Manager. Her favorites things are laughing, outdoor activities, gardening, and spending time with her family.

Meena Arunachalam is a Principal Engineer in Systems Technologies and Optimizations in Software Services Group at Intel Corporation and she leads system-level performance and power analyses in Machine Learning/Deep Learning and High Performance Computing segments for Xeon, Xeon Phi and FPGA products and architectures. Her areas of expertise are workload optimization, cache and memory hierarchies, and characterization, architectures and projections modeling and energy efficiency benchmarking. Meena joined Intel as a college graduate 18 years ago. She holds a Ph.D in Computer Science. She is a passionate advocate and mentor for women and underrepresented minorities in the areas of Science and Engineering both in industry and academia. She was the WIN (Women in Intel) Conference Chair in 2015 and is the Mentorship Committee Chair of the Women in Big Data West Coast Region.

Sue Hayes is currently a Senior Director in the Nike Digital Engineering organization, responsible for the development of the Commerce Core capabilities that power Nike’s eCommerce stack and the brick-and-mortar stores. She has been with Nike for 20 years and she has managed software development teams across Nike’s enterprise. Sue graduated from Carroll University with Bachelor of Science degrees in Mathematics and Psychology and she earned an MBA from the University of Colorado. As a person with a lifelong passion for running, the offer to become a technology leader at Nike was a perfect fit!

Our moderator, Vaidehi Joshi,  is a Staff Engineer at Tilde, where she works on Skylight. She enjoys building and breaking code, but loves creating empathetic engineering teams a whole lot more. In her spare time, she runs basecs, a weekly writing series that explores the fundamentals of computer science.

Sponsors + Sponsor Tables

New Relic - New Relic's digital intelligence platform lets developers, ops, and tech teams measure and monitor the performance of their applications and infrastructure.

InVision - The world's best companies use InVision to design the products you love.

Nike - Experience sports, training, shopping and everything else that's new at Nike from any country in the world.

Hackbright Academy - Hackbright Academy is the leading software engineering school for women founded in San Francisco in 2012.

Our sponsors will have a booth during the events, where you can speak to representatives from those companies. 

{short} Code of Conduct

Women Who Code (WWCode) is dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste, or creed. Our events are intended to inspire women to excel in technology careers, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or event participants in any form. Our Code of Conduct applies to all events run by Women Who Code, Inc. If you would like to report an incident or contact our leadership team, please submit an incident report form.

About Women Who Code Portland

Women Who Code is a global nonprofit dedicated to inspire women to excel in technology careers. We connect amazing women with other like-minded individuals around the globe who unite under one simple notion--the world of technology is better with women in it. In Portland, we organize monthly study nights, workshops, and networking nights, as well as hackathons and social events.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday
Jun 13
Write The Docs PDX - Internet Archive: Universal Access. Open APIs (Speaker: VM Brasseur)
New Relic

With tens of millions of items in its collections, Internet Archive is one of the largest libraries in the world. It provides free and open access to all of its materials to anyone with an internet connection, making it a treasure trove for researchers, historians, and curious individuals.

Of course, having a collection that large doesn’t help anyone if it’s difficult to access. To help with this, Internet Archive has released a number of open APIs and tools to allow people to upload and download items, as well as data mine the metadata for the entire collection.

In this session we will:

Give you a tour of Internet Archive and its collections
Introduce you to the APIs and tools you can use to access and contribute to the Archive
* Show examples of how other people and institutions are using the Archive

Speaker Bio:

In VM (aka Vicky)'s nearly 20 years in the tech industry she has been an analyst, programmer, product manager, software engineering manager, director of software engineering, and C-level technical business and open source strategy consultant. Vicky is the winner of the Perl White Camel Award (2014) and the O'Reilly Open Source Award (2016).

Vicky occasionally blogs at http://anonymoushash.vmbrasseur.com, often writes and is a community moderator for opensource.com, and frequently tweets at @vmbrasseur.

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Thursday
Jun 15
Starting Open Source Involvement
Free Geek

Interested in Open Source? Anyone can get involved, from writing documentation to writing code. Walk step-by-step with us to learn how to identify and contribute to open source projects. It could be anything from Gnome to VLC to Calagator! We’ll help you set up the system and equip you with the necessary tools. Prerequisite: Some command line experience.

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CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House
CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer. 

We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

Website
Monday
Jun 19
Volunteer Orientation #1 for Open Source Bridge volunteers
The Eliot Center (Buchan Building)

If you volunteer for 8 hours, you'll get a free ticket to Open Source Bridge! Come to orientation to get details! And sign up for your shift hours at http://volunteer.opensourcebridge.org/welcome/.

OSBridge organizers will show you around the facility, go through roles and some conference best practices, and teach you how to respond to a Code of Conduct report.

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Volunteer Orientation #2 for Open Source Bridge volunteers
The Eliot Center (Buchan Building)

If you volunteer for 8 hours, you'll get a free ticket to Open Source Bridge! Come to orientation to get details! And sign up for your shift hours at http://volunteer.opensourcebridge.org/welcome/.

OSBridge organizers will show you around the facility, go through roles and some conference best practices, and teach you how to respond to a Code of Conduct report.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday
Jun 20
Organizing Community Events 101
The Eliot Center

Looking to engage or recruit donors, volunteers, ambassadors, or community partners in person? Want tips on how to make things run more smoothly? Get potential advocates excited to come to your community event.

Join us as Melissa Chavez (core organizer of many nonprofit events over the years, including tech conferences Open Source Bridge, PNSQC, PyDX, and Portland VegFest) shares tools, and how to plan community events.

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