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Friday
Jan 29, 2016
Startup Weekend Vancouver WA
through Clark College Main Campus

We're energizing the startup community in Vancouver.

Vancouver, WA is an amazing town with vast hidden talents and entrepreneurial energy. It has an incredible history of pioneering and forging ahead into the future. Startup Weekend is a great weekend-long event to celebrate and foster that spirit. It has the potential to help individuals change their future as well as spark incredible vital startup scene in the city. Come out and flex your entrepreneurial muscles. For 54 hours starting on Friday January 29th we will imagine, dream, prove out and create business concepts and friendships that can change our lives and the future of the North Bank.

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Monday
Feb 1, 2016
Portland Startup Week
through Various

A week chock full of interesting startup events designed to get Portland's founders and entrepreneurs chatting and collaborating.

For more details, visit http://portlandstartupweek2016a.sched.org/

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Portland Startup Week: Free coworking at DeskHub Portland
through DeskHub Portland

Want to try coworking? DeskHub Portland will be opening its doors to offer free coworking space for the entire week of Portland Startup Week 2016!

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Portland Startup Week: Quick Coffee & Then Get Sh#t Done
NedSpace Broadway

Grab some coffee. Drink it black. Coffee is for closers. Find a fellow startup founder who is drinking coffee. Introduce yourself. Know they are a fellow startup founder because they're there at 8:30am in the morning and ready to tackle the week and get shit done.

Portland Startup Week: Success and Challenges of Diverse Startup Founders Raising Money
PSU Business Accelerator

Success and Challenges of Diverse Startup Founders Raising Money

Date: February 1st. Location: PSU Business Accelerator Time: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Join us for a candid conversation with 5 Portland CEO's and their take on how to raise money from Angel Investors and VC when you don’t fit the profile of traditional startup founder. They will be sharing their success and challenges while raising capital and their opinion of what needs to change to provide early access to capital to startups with diverse founding teams. the event will be hosted by the PSU Business Accelerator and coffee is sponsored by the Association of Latino Professionals for America

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Portland Startup Week: NXT Loft open house: Coffee, conversation and complimentary headshot
NXT Industries Loft

Join us for an open house at The loft, an NXT co-working community. Start this years startup week with a fresh avatar shot by NXT member and awesome Portland company, We Are PDX. Everyone that joins us will receive a complimentary digital headshot. Owners, Dayna and Cole Reed will be onsite to offer tours and information about how we support Start-Ups and Creative Entrepreneurs and to dialogue with you about what you are working on.

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Portland Startup Week: Sip and Slack
TILT Pearl District

Join Portland Startups Slack friends for some social time, in real life

Portland Startup Week: What Fuels Startup Week (and every week)
CENTRL Office

In the startup world, liquid refreshment is often the fuel that gets us through the day. From a double espresso in the morning, to a pint in the late afternoon, and on to a cocktail in the evening. So as we kickoff Portland Startup Week, join us as we hear from founders and brewmasters of local craft beverage companies as they talk about the business behind the liquids we drink.

Topics to include:

* Challenges and opportunities in the craft beverage world
* The innovation behind creating new products/styles
* The importance of storytelling - from product names to the process behind each
* Lessons learned and advice for the next wave of craft beverage founders/makers 

Moderator: Kirsten Ringen - Community Engagement & Education Manager, Northwest Food Processors Association

Panelists:

* Whitney Burnside - Head Brewer, 10 Barrel Brewing in PDX
* Ted Pappas - Founder, Big Bottom Whiskey
* Aidan Currie - Founder, Swift Cider
* Tressa Yellig - Founder, Salt, Fire & Time  & Broth Bar
* Ian Williams - Founder, Deadstock Coffee

Tastings By:

* Big Bottom Whiskey
* Aria Gin
* 444 Beverages
* Deadstock Coffee
* … and more

Tickets are $24 and include snacks, beverages, and an annual membership to Built Oregon.

(Event is FREE for current Built Oregon members)

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Tuesday
Feb 2, 2016
Portland Startup Week: Rethink Diversity w/ Yu
NedSpace Broadway

Startups are hard. You don't have to do it alone. Let's challenge the assumptions of what it means to be a startup founder, a person of color and build a diverse startup ecosystem here in Portland. Redefining diversity to be more inclusive (even including white males, go figure). Come for coffee. Meet other founders. Then get to work. Hosted by Yu Te, founder of MacPCX (and Startup Weekend Organizer) [email protected] or 971-998-9511

Portland Startup Week: CENTRL Office hosts Portland Lunch 2.0
CENTRL Office

It's Portland Startup Week (February 1-5), and Groundhog Day seems like the perfect day to repeat our Portland Lunch 2.0 at CENTRL Office. We're still working out details, but please mark your calendars and plan to be there!

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Designing for Diversity
Portland Development Commission

"In diversity there is beauty and there is strength." - Maya Angelou

Design has the power to permeate every product, moment, and solution in our lives.

At the same time, diversity of thought leads to innovations in design that have the power to transform everyday life.

The question is, how do we design products, services & environments that reflect a diversity of experiences and perspectives, which are shaped by things like race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual identity, ability/disability and location, among other factors?

Please join us and our incredible panel of diversity, design + technology leaders, as we seek to address what diversity means, not only in the world of design and technology, but in the world at large.

About our panelists:

Tyesha Snow has spent more than a decade creating and shaping interactive experiences and successfully managing software products, working with some of the world’s largest agencies to create brand affinity for Fortune 500 companies in multiple industries.

James Pritchett is an award-winning designer, known for delivering out-of-the-box concepts, dynamic visuals and innovative strategies for online and print delivery. His background includes acclaimed work on campaigns for startups to leading Fortune 500 brands. He is currently founder & CEO of The More Company.

Joy Alise Davis is a collaborative design strategist and interdisciplinary social practitioner. She is a founding partner of Design Culture Lab, a research-based social lab dedicated to the transformation of neighborhoods through collaborative design strategies that address complex spatial issues of cultural, racial and ethnic inequality.

An expert in front-end web development and UI, Darren Bruckner has been designing and building quality websites and web applications for major companies for almost 10 years. He’s currently founder and CEO of Workfrom.

About our moderator:

Stephen Green is currently serving as community director of Elevate Capital and has over 10 years of experience connecting small/diverse businesses owners to the resources they need.

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Food Bytes presents: Fueled by Crickets
Oregon Story Board

Did you know that Oregon is home to 3 cricket protein companies? That's right. We are lucky to have 3 startups fueling the emerging industry of using bug protein as a nourishing and sustainable protein source for people and pets. If you came to our sold-out Cricket Cook-Off last month, you'll know that crickets are super tasty, versatile, and highly sustainable.

Join us during Portland Startup Week for a conversation with your local cricket farmer and cricket flour providers. Learn why crickets might just become Oregon's newest industry. We'll also have some tasty cricket snacks for you to sample.

Cricket companies:
* Poda Foods, a cricket farm launching in 2016 and winner of PDC’s 2015 Startup PDX Challenge
* Thinksect, producer of finely ground cricket flour and graduate of PCC’s Recipe to Market Program
* Cricket Flours, producer of 100% cricket flour, flavored cricket powders, and cricket instant oatmeal


RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/FoodBytes/events/228287456/

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VanTechy
Old Ivy Brewery & Taproom

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

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

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

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

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Portland Startup Week: Demolicious
OMSI Empirical Theater

Demolicious is back as part of Portland Startup Week 2016 on February 2. Doors open 6:00, Demos start 7:00.

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

Demolicious is a free event open to the public, but for planning purposes we ask that you register your place. There are also booster and investor tickets that give you some special access and the extra-special feeling of supporting your tech community.

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Wednesday
Feb 3, 2016
Portland Startup Week: Women Startup Founders
NedSpace Broadway

As Portland's longest running women's weekly startup group approaches our one year anniversary, there is a lot to celebrate. Let's start with you.

Please visit us during Portland Startup Week on Wednesday February 3rd at 7:30am and meet fellow women's startup founders who are working heads down on growing their company and building their product/service in a meaningful way.

The Weekly Founders Roundtable is comprised of Portland women founder who are focused on growing their startup and very focused on revenue, sales and marketing. We are a peer-to-peer support group of amazing women, building incredible things, who want to change the world....and understand that big sales and hockey stick like revenue growth is the way to achieve this. We don't talk, we do. We don't pontificate, we focus on milestones. We don't hyper focus on ideas, we focus on revenue. We make things happen. Our combined group of 10 women founded startups will have collective sales in excess of one million dollars this year.

Please come join us this Wednesday between 7:30am-8:30am and grab a cup of coffee on us. We'd love to hear about the company you've founded and where you're at.

See you here

Lin Carson, founder XFounders, and CEO BAKERpedia

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Portland 1 Million Cups
Deskhub

Excited to have DropTrip speaking to us this week!


"DropTrip is a crowdsourced shipping platform."

1 Million Cups Portland is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee.


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


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

Come and check it out and bring a friend.

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Portland Startup Week: Seven Peaks Ventures office hours
CENTRL Office

Interested in getting feedback from a VC? Matt Abrams and Steve Barham of Seven Peaks Ventures will be up from Bend to attend Portland Startup Week. And while they're here, they've carved out some time to chat with you.

Matt and Steve will be sitting in the PIE office in CENTRL Office, workspace 202.

To schedule time, either connect with Matt on Portland Startups Slack or show up and wait for a slot to open.

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PDX Startup Week: Sales Before Storytelling
Portland Development Commission

Paige Hendrix Bruckner has a startup with an amazing story that any marketing team would love to tell, but she's the first to tell you that a startup needs to focus on finding a product-market fit and building sales long before launching a marketing stratgy.

Paige is a passionate educator and entrepreneur. As the Founder and CEO of ClientJoy, she works with her team to help businesses show gratitude by managing their gifting. When she's not working on her startup, Paige teaches high school students how to become entrepreneurs with TiE Oregon.

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PDX Startup Week: Design Thinking for Startups
Portland Development Commission

During this one-hour workshop, product designer and UX consultant Amelia Abreu will give you a crash course in design thinking and how to use it at your startup!

Amelia is a consultant who works with technology-driven organizations to build and improve products and services. She is the founder of Abreu.co and has worked with clients ranging from Mozilla to Nike.

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PDX Startup Week: What Women Entrepreneurs in Portland Need
Portland Development Commission

Diversity in the tech scene is a crucial topic right now. This panel will lay out real options for encouraging women entrepreneurs in Portland with suggestions from the entrepreneurs already living the life.

moderated by Paige Hubbell, founder of Women's Tech Radio

Christie Koehler, founder of Stumptown Syndicate and Authentic Engine.

Paige Hendrix Bruckner, founder at ClientJoy

Jewel Mlnarik, founder at Workfrom

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Portland Startup Week: DADO Labs presents: The Internet of Wings (sample food and coffee made with the Interwebs!)
DADO Labs

IoW

DADO Labs is thrilled to be a part of this year's PSW! Stop by our secret world HQ for a sampling of delectable IoT treats from the DADO platform on our partners' IoT appliances.

The goods: 1. Chicken Wings 2. Coffee 3. Beer 4. Wine 5. Water / Soda

Product Demos: 1. Char-Broil Simple Smoker 2. Char-Broil Digital Electric Smoker 3. Behmor Brewer

Future work on display: Behmor Roaster (no demo)

Get yer IoT on with DADO Labs! See you on the 3rd.

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PDX Startup Week: How to Negotiate to Get What You Want
Portland Development Commission

Negotiation is an every day part of startup life. During this workshop, Katie Lane will help you with effective, practical skills to improve negotiations and give you ways deal confidently with conflicts.

Katie is an attorney and a negotiation coach who helps people protect their rights and get paid fairly for the work they do. She writes about negotiation and intellectual property at her blog WorkMadeForHire.net.

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Portland Startup Week: Portland Seed Fund Pitch for a Beer
McMenamins Ringlers Pub

You have a big idea, maybe even a co-founder. But you'd like a second opinion before you sever all ties to paid employment, loved ones and regular meals. Time to Pitch for a Beer and get frank and fast feedback from Portland Seed Fund managers!

How it works: First 50 to arrive get in free with an elevator pitch to the bouncer. Those who want to pitch PSF simply drop their names in a hat. 12 names will be drawn for 5-min power sessions with PSF managers Jim Huston, Angela Jackson and Jenn Lynch. Ringler booths will be filled with other PSF alumni and mentors, so you will garner additional feedback from great sources even if your name didn't get drawn. Everyone gets a beer ticket (and pizza).

No RSVP required. Doors will be closed after first 50 in.

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PDX Startup Week: Practical Diversity in the Portland Tech Scene
Portland Development Commission

Diversity is crucial to Portland's startups, but there's a big difference between talking about diversity and actually doing something. This panel will focus on practical steps local startups can take to improve diversity in our tech scene.

moderated by Audrey Eschright, founder of The Recompiler

Thursday Bram, founder of Urgency Inc.

Elea Chang, founder of Affect

Sev Leonard, founder of The Data Scout

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Portland Startup Week: OpenSesame OpenHouse
OpenSesame

Did you know that OpenSesame is in Old Town, now? Swing by their open house to meet the crew.

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Portland Startup Week: FailPDX
CENTRL Office

FailPDX back in action!

Please RSVP at http://goo.gl/wocFa4 so we have an accurate head count.

FailPDX will be kicking off the new year with a 4 person panel discussing the trials and tribulations of building a successful business. Each panel member will share their personal failures, what they learned from the experience, and answer any questions we may have. This FailPDX event is officially part of Portland Startup Week. Startup Week is a free, five-day celebration of our community that builds momentum and opportunity around entrepreneurship. The week is led by local entrepreneurs and hosted in amazing spaces all over town.

For those who may not be familiar with our group: FailPDX was created out of direct response to a lot of the meetups and conferences that seemed to be focused on all of the good things about being part of startup and taking chances. The truth is, success is a unicorn. FailPDX was created to remind people that failure is inevitable. This group is a place where everyone can come together to listen and share their failure stories.

If you are interested in speaking at or sponsoring one of our events, please email [email protected].

Schedule:

5:00 PM: Refreshments & Networking
5:30 PM: Presentation followed by Q/A
6:30 PM: Wrap things up

Please note the above schedule is subject to change and will include our panelist closer to event time.

Look forward to seeing everyone!

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Portland Startup Week: Investing in Justice
Idealist

There's been a recent shift in how activists are trying to bring about social change, and SJF is at the forefront of this shift.

Come find out how you can get involved!

This article has a great breakdown on this new trend of entrepreneurial activism:

For some activists, being entrepreneurial has meant the following things: treating their activist work like a business, turning to popular social media platforms to put out their own press releases and looking for people to invest in their initiative with money and not just good faith.

More about the hosting organizations:

Social Justice Fund Northwest is a foundation working at the frontlines of social change. They leverage the resources of their members to foster significant, long-term social justice solutions throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana & Wyoming.

PDXNALTA is a networking group for underrepresented people of color in tech.

Idealist is all about connecting idealists - people who want to do good - with opportunities for action and collaboration. With more than 100,000 organizations and 1.4 million monthly visitors to our English, Spanish & French sites, Idealist helps people move from intention to action all over the world.

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Portland Startup Week: New ChickTech Office-Homewarming Party
ChickTech Office

ChickTech just moved into a new space with Customer.io and Notion!

We'd love to have you join us and celebrate with games, ping pong, and drinks/snacks!

Register here: http://meetu.ps/2RV6Wn

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Thursday
Feb 4, 2016
Portland Startup Week: Coffee w/ Co-Founders
WeWork US Custom House

It's happening again. Portland Startup Week! We're excited to be teaming up with WeWork at the Custom House for this year's event.

Remember last year? Over 85 over you showed up and we nearly shut down Glyph. This year we're taking this to WeWork's event space, but we still have some limitations on space. That being said, we'll have a capacity of 75 people.

If you plan on coming to this event please RSVP as this event will fill up quick!

PLEASE NO SERVICE PROVIDERS! With the limited space we'd like to keep this event to Business Owners/Founders.

WeWork will be providing coffee and goodies!

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

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Portland Startup Week: Startup Women’s Happy Hour
DeskHub

Join us for food and drinks sponsored by DeskHub as we all come together to celebrate the women of the Portland startup scene. We’ll also have a female founders room where women-led startups can demo their products. All genders are welcome to attend.

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The Next Generation of Wearables
DeskHub

We believe Portland can lead the Wearable Fashion, Wearable Tech, Future Fashion movement. The market potential is massive and has the largest potential to effect our human condition in the coming decade.

Join us for a night of industry leaders coming together with key industry leaders to discuss Portland's future in developing Wearable technology and why Portland can lead based on our culture, industry and passion.

More details and registration on the EventBrite page

Sponsored by FashionXT www.fashionxt.net and The Startup Brand www.thestartupbrand.com.

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Portland Startup Week: Reverse pitch
The Oregon Public House

What if the investors pitched you? Join your peers to hear from some of the leading investors and funds in the Portland area to gain a better understanding of what they're seeking.

Portland Startup Week: Hack the Dot Portland
DeskHub

A Hack the Dot event is a two hour hackathon where coding school students, junior developers, experienced developers, marketers, designers and curious web people come together to build ideas around a domain name. Our events are meant to be a quick and fun way to build a humorous (and functional) product quickly, while meeting people in your tech/startup community. There will be pizza and BEER PROVIDED BY BASE CAMP BREWING COMPANY!

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Portland Startup Week: Connect with fellow CTOs
Paragon Restaurant and Bar

The only event in Portland Startup Week focussed squarely on the Portland CTO community!

My name is Etienne de Bruin and as a CTO myself I’ve had issues with connecting, learning and benefiting from the collective experiences of other CTOs and that is why I am working hard to create a trusted community of Chief Technology Officers, young and old, past and present based in Portland, OR.

Come enjoy cocktails and appetizers on me with the sole purpose of breaking down barriers and leaning into the collective.

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Friday
Feb 5, 2016
Portland Startup Week: NewTechPDX Thought Leader Coffee
DeskHub Portland

Join us for Thought Leader Coffee on the first (or sometimes the second) Friday of every month. Portland has one of the most vibrant tech communities in the country, and the more we support our tech ecosystem, the more we'll all experience and create together!

Entry to the meetup is $5 per person (with online RSVP), or $10 at the door.

This month's thought leader is co-founder of Startups.co, Chris Justice.

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Elevating Impact Summit
Lincoln Performance Hall - PSU Campus

From garages to corporate offices, you will find pragmatic, creative people designing new solutions to pressing social and environmental issues and creating value for their companies, communities, and society at large. These social entrepreneurs are finding new ways to make a difference while changing how business is done. The Summit celebrates and shares new approaches to generating social and environmental impact across business, social, public, and academic sectors.

The full day program includes a social innovation pitch fest; candid keynotes with renowned social entrepreneurs; diverse perspectives on funding for social impact; how an intrapreneurial company is partnering with employers to lower national recidivism; a look at the power of zip codes vs. genetic codes in lifelong health, and an exploration of the often untold risks, failures, and first steps to creating social change.

Buy tickets at www.elevatingimpact.org

$20 student ticket rate!

Limited ticket scholarships available, e-mail [email protected] for more information.

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Portland Startup Week: NXT Lab: Complimentary co-working hours at the Lab
NXT Industries Lab

You've learned a lot and been inspired, now get some work done. Bring you laptop or notepad, we supply Internet, printer, coffee and an environment to enhance productivity. Also available for free trial is 2 hour slots on our cyc wall (advance reservation required - email [email protected]).

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Portland Startup Week: Help me, help you: Getting media coverage
TBD

Join Malia Spencer of the Portland Business Journal, Mike Rogoway of The Oregonian, and Rick Turoczy of Silicon Florist to gain insights on how to garner their attention, get them the information they need, and get media coverage for your startup.

Portland Startup Week: Beer and Blog
Green Dragon Bistro & Brew Pub

Let's get together for old time's sake. Like we used to. In the old days.

NOTE: Name.com has offered to buy a beverage for you. But you better get there early.

Monday
Feb 6, 2017
Portland Startup Week
through Various

Whether you’re a startup, a company interested in helping startups, or one of the many organizations that support startups in the Rose City, there’s no better way to showcase what you’re doing than Portland Startup Week.

Last year, we had nearly 100 free events taking place during the week. And this year promises to be no different.

Interested in hosting an event during Portland Startup Week? There's still time. Get more information on Portland Startup Week.

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OEN Office Hours at WeWork
WeWork Custom House

Are you an Oregon entrepreneur looking to get connected? Come talk to an OEN staff member about how to get started leveraging our network, educational offerings, and funding options. Stop by WeWork any time between 9 and 11 a.m. on Monday, February 6 to say hi and chat with us – no appointment necessary.

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Community Hour[s] - Portland Community Hour[s] at CENTRL Office Pearl: Portland Startup Week edition
CENTRL Office

It's Portland Startup Week! What better time to get the startup community together? 

That's why Built OregonPIE, and Silicon Florist is using Startup Week as an opportunity to kick off a new year of Community Hour[s], our ongoing gatherings for all of the people who make up the entrepreneurial fabric of our community. There is no agenda, panel, or discussion. It’s a time to relax and network with old friends and make new connections with your peers and across industries. 

As much as we all love technology, we realize that community relationships are built through personal connections and shared stories. So we hope you’ll join us for a few minutes — or a couple of hours.

As always, Community Hour[s] are graciously hosted by CENTRL Office.

See you there!

P.S. Don't forget… if you're interested in getting involved in Portland Startup Week, there's still time to host your own event. It's easy. Just pick a time, a topic, and a place and we'll get you added to the list.

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Beer of Trust Key-Signing
Loyal Legion Pub

"Beer of Trust" is a key signing party with beer, and a chance to hang out and talk about PGP, encryption, and other related things!

What's a key-signing party?

A key-signing party is a get-together with PGP users for the purpose of meeting other PGP users and signing each other's keys. This helps to extend the "web of trust" to a great degree. Also, it sometimes serves as a forum to discuss strong cryptography and related issues.

What if I don't have a key yet?

If you don't have a PGP key yet, this is a good chance to get your feet wet. If you bring a computer, you can generate a test key at the event and experiment with sending messages to others there. It can be helpful to have someone present to walk you through the process the first time. It is recommended that you only generate a test key at the event, and later generate your real key in private. See below for links to some helpful resources for securely generating a key.

What do I need for this party?

If you are bringing a key to sign, then make sure you bring:

  • A picture ID or some other way for people to match you to your identity
  • Your key ID, key type, hex fingerprint, and key size. You can print out slips of paper to hand out your key info if you'd like.
  • A pen/pencil or whatever you'd like to write with
  • A computer is not required, and it is not recommended to use your computer to sign keys at the event

At the event, you'll meet others, confirm their key ID in person, and swap key IDs with them. Later when you get home, you can download the full keys and sign them, then upload the signature to the keyserver or email it to them directly.

RSVP here.

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Tuesday
Feb 7, 2017
Startup Week Headshots with FotoSnap
through Various

For Portland Startup Week, we'll be popping up several headshot photoshoots near Startup Week events. We'll be kicking off at CENTRL East, just ahead of the Portland Startup Women's skillshare lunch and shooting at both COSUBE and Cup and Bar. We'll round out the week at ENSO on Saturday.

So how do popup photoshoots work? You show up, we share a few laughs and take some great shots, and you get your photos within 2 business days. You can book ahead to guarantee a slot and use the code STARTUP-PDX to get 10% off the every-day price.

Check our calendar for the full list, as popups may get added throughout the week: http://fotosnap.co/book

Tuesday

  • 10:30am @ CENTRL

  • 11am @ Cup and Bar

  • 2:30pm @ COSUBE

  • 4pm @ CENTRL

Wednesday

  • 11am @ Pioneer Square (weather permitting)

Thursday

  • 11am: Elevator Commons

  • 2pm: Toffee Club

  • 4:30pm: OMSI Waterfront (weather permitting)

Friday

  • 11am @ Cup and Bar

Saturday

  • 1pm @ Enso Wine Bar
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Wednesday
Feb 8, 2017
Portland Lunch 2.0 - Portland Startup Week Lunch 2.0
Centrl Office

It's Portland Startup Week (February 6-10)! And it's become a bit of a Startup Week tradition to revisit some of our amazing Portland startup community events from yesteryear — like Portland Lunch 2.0

So… Can we buy lunch? Join Portland Lunch 2.0 sponsor StackPath and the rest of our community at CENTRL Office for a bite to eat, seeing old friends, and meeting new folks in our community.

Please mark your calendars and plan to be there!

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Homebrew Website Club PDX
DreamHost

It's more important than ever to have your own place to publish on the web. Have a blog? Want a blog? Are you building your own personal bot? Come on by and join a gathering of people with likeminded interests. Bring your friends that want to start a personal web site. Exchange information, swap ideas, talk shop, or help work on a project!

Special thanks to DreamHost for providing pizza and beverages for the event!

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Hack the Dot: PDX Startup Week
Vacasa

A Hack the Dot is a two-hour hackathon where coding school students, junior developers, experienced developers, marketers, designers and curious web people come together to build ideas around a domain name. Our events are meant to be a quick and fun way to build a humorous (and functional) product quickly while meeting people in your tech/startup community.

There will be pizza. And beer.

What to Bring / How to Prepare: • Bring your laptop (fully charged). Bring your charger just in case. • Install the Atom text editor. Go here: https://atom.io/ • Setup a github.com account

How does it work? Step 1: Attendees are broken up into random teams and assigned spirit animals to guide their efforts. Step 2: The teams are provided with the same undisclosed domain name by Name.com, arbitrary and often hilarious. Step 3: Teams have just two hours to come up with a functioning site inspired by that domain. The team builds the most creative and fun idea for the domain wins.

Participants will be judged on four criteria: (1) functionality, (2) design, (3) humor, and (4) creative domain name interpretation.

What do you get at the event? FOOD! SWAG! FRIENDS!

How much does it cost? It’s FREE!

Questions? Send them to HacktheDot at name.com.

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Thursday
Feb 9, 2017
AI: Making Lawyers Irrelevant?
Immix Law Group

Brahma Capital invites you to join a panel discussion on how artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning have and will continue to will impact the legal profession. If you have ever used a form to draft a document for a client then you need to understand how advanced in AI will soon impact your practice. AI is poised to be the biggest disruptor of the legal world in recent history and firms willing to adopt this technology are poised to make tremendous financial gains and deliver better service to their clients.

If you are not a lawyer but interested in AI and machine learning applications this panel will discuss how natural language processing, text mining and sentiment analysis are being used to generate high level analytical reports previously considered impossible. Brahma is actively hiring and interviewing qualified programmers.

In March 2017, Brahma will be announcing their new AI platform which will handle several routine areas of simple and complex litigation and transactional work.
Come get a sneak peek into their approach and learn how AI can allow innovative firms to focus on higher dollar transactions and deliver better value to their clients. This interactive panel will feature attorneys John Grant of Fisher Phillips and Riley Gombart of Kell, Alterman & Runstein and Brahma Capital partners Arun Joshi and Rob Bart.

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Portland Startup Week: Portland Seed Fund Pitch for a Beer!
McMenamins Ringlers Pub

You have a big idea, maybe even a co-founder. Now you're ready to Pitch for a Beer and get frank and fast feedback from Portland Seed Fund managers, investors and alums!

How it works: No sign-up required. First 12 entrepreneurs to arrive will get 5-min power sessions with PSF managers Jim Huston, Angela Jackson and Jenn Lynch. Ringler booths will be filled with PSF alumni founders and mentors, so additional rotations give you extra feedback. Everyone gets pizza (and a beer!)

Event capacity - 50 people.

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Friday
Feb 10, 2017
Beer and Blog
Loyal Legion Pub

It's been a great week, but it's time to shut it down. Whether you attended a ton of events or none, please join us for a walk down memory lane with Beer and Blog, the official closing party of Portland Startup Week.

Need more motivation? name.com has offered to buy the first round.

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Monday
Apr 2, 2018
Portland Startup Week 2018
through Various

Startup Week is a free, five-day celebration of our community that builds momentum and opportunity around entrepreneurship. We're led by local entrepreneurs and hosted in amazing spaces all over town.

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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. Pizza and beverages are served. Parking is free!

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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Immersive startups: A conversation with AR/VR founders
OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)

Immersive technology like augmented and virtual reality is creating a rapidly growing new industry. A report from Tech Trends’ Editor-in-chief, Alice Bonsaio cites this fast growing sector estimated to be $162B by 2020! Far beyond gaming and entertainment, there is potential for this technology to disrupt everything from healthcare and architecture to changing the way we maintain global supply chain. Join us for an engaging evening of conversation with early startup founders and those that support them, as we explore the experience of being on the ground floor of this new immersive reality.

The evening will start with a presentation from Russell Ladson, the Founder of Drop, a ViveX company. Russell will then be joined by two to three other local startup founders in the immersive tech space. We will have a candid conversation about their experiences as founders in the new field, the current state of this technology and where it is headed, along with Q&A from the audience. It will be an insightful and engaging panel.

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A conversation about PIE Shop, a startup accelerator for manufactured products
Uncorked Studios

Join Autodesk, PIE, and Uncorked Studios for an open discussion about PIE Shop, a new accelerator focused on startups with physical products and connected devices. The recently announced facility will be housed in the new Autodesk office in the Towne Storage Building in the Central Eastside Industrial District.

Have questions? Thinking about applying? Swing by to chat with the folks collaborating to bring this idea to life in the coming months.

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PDX Func Practice Track - Pearls of Functional Algorithm Design
Collective Agency Downtown

Info at https://www.meetup.com/Portland-Functional-Programming-Study-Group/


PDXFunc is a study/user group exploring functional programming in Portland, Oregon. The group welcomes programmers with any level of experience or interest in any functional language, including Haskell, Lisp, OCaml, Scala, Idris, Agda, as well as using functional techniques in not explicitly functional languages.

We have two kinds of meetings: theory and practice, that each meet twice a month.

Please sign up for the mailing list for more announcements, discussions, meeting notes, etc.:

http://groups.google.com/pdxfunc

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Tuesday
Apr 3, 2018
Portland Coffee w/ Co-Founders: PDX Startup Week Edition
CENTRL East Side Location

It's been a while since we've met, but we're using Portland Startup Week as an excuse to resurrect this incredible meetup.

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

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Portland Lunch 2.0 - Portland "Creator" Lunch 2.0: WeWork Pioneer Place
WeWork Pioneer Place

It's Portland Startup Week 2018 (https://portland.startupweek.co/)!

Come have lunch on WeWork with other creators and maybe fill out your submission for the Creator Awards (https://creatorawards.wework.com/) to be held in San Francisco May 10th! More than $350,000 will be up for grabs. We are looking for community orgs, startups, artists & others with innovative projects in Portland to get on the stage.

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Fireside Chat w/ Ryan Carson, CEO of Treehouse (Portland Startup Week)
Cloudability

Ryan Carson, CEO of Portland educational platform Treehouse will sit down to talk about education and why colleges may not be the right path for some people looking to launch their programming careers. The chat will touch on cost and why the traditional path of going through college may not be right for everyone. Aside from the financial burden traditional educational institutions place on students, Ryan will talk about why platforms like Treehouse break down these barriers to create an entire new community of talented developers.

Josh Carter, CEO of Patriot Boot Camp, will be moderating.

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PITCH LATINO
PSU School of Business

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

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

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

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

Always inspired by Stephen Green work at PitchBlack.

Where: Our gracious hosts are the great folks at PSU School of Business - Karl Miller Center

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Wednesday
Apr 4, 2018
Portland Lunch 2.0: CENTRL West End Wednesday
CENTRL Office West End

• What we'll do
It's Portland Startup Week (http://portland.startupweek.co/) (April 2-6)! And West End Wednesday has a nice ring to it. So let's visit the newest location of CENTRL Office (http://centrloffice.com) for Portland Lunch 2.0. Please mark your calendars and plan to be there!

• What to bring


• Important to know

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Starting With The Experience - Not Your Average Innovation Workshop
CENTRL West End

Step outside your daily thinking and get playful when thinking about users, brands and experience design. It’s easy to get excited about the potential of new technologies and lose sight of how these experiences meaningfully connect back to your end-users and the brand that delivers them.

The Starting With The Experience workshop uses a series of quick fire Human-Centered Design tools and hands-on activities for teams to learn and replicate following the session. Over the course of a few hours you will learn ways to build empathy, understand context, and make meaningful connections between people and services. Bring your competitive spirit to battle teams until one champion is declared!

If you are a CEO, VP, Director, Project Manager or if you're looking to learn how Human-Centered Design can help you solve big problems fast, then join us at the newly-opening CENTRL West End location for this high impact session.

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DevOps Study Night: Cloud-based server management
Vevo

Women Who Code Portland's monthly DevOps study night for April. This month's theme: Cloud-based server management

This month, we'll take a look at Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud Platform (GCP), two of the main providers of cloud infrastructure services. We'll learn how to navigate the web dashboard of AWS, and go over some of the main services AWS provides, like EC2 instances and S3 buckets. Then, we'll all get a chance to workshop together to spin up a server using GCP, and configure some basic services.

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Reverse Pitch: Where the investors pitch you
WeWork Pioneer Place

We flip around the typical roles, asking some of Portland's leading funders to make the kind of elevator pitch they're typically on the other end of. Each investor will get five minutes and up to five slides to win over attendees. Following the last pitch the investors will have a panel discussion to help founders put their best foot forward.

We are excited to have special guest Arlan Hamilton participating, founder and managing partner of Backstage Capital. Her emergence on the venture capital stage has been chronicled in Fortune, Fast Company, Inc and Tech Crunch. Her firm has made over 80 investments in early stage companies in the last two years (including a handful of PDX firms).

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Thursday
Apr 5, 2018
TechfestNW 2018
through Viking Pavillion (PSU)

Come to TechfestNW and explore the best of tech trends, from gene splicing to sous vide.

With four tracks of content – Food Tech, Health Tech, Inclusivity in Tech Culture & Smart Cities/Smart Transit – there’s something for everyone.

Curated speakers bring their stories to the main stage; workshops bolster their messaging with intimate gatherings; parties draw you together to network and mingle; the demo floor boasts the coolest new gadgets; and PitchfestNW showcases the best and brightest startups from all over the world.

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AI at Startups in Portland
CENTRL Office Eastside

The PDX Startup Week panel discussion will discuss how AI and data can be used by startups. The panelists will highlight local use cases of how companies have used machine learning to support their business cases and accelerate the implementation of their business ideas.

If you are a founder or work for a startup interested in machine learning or data science, this panel discussion will provide you insights of how ML can be applied.

Building Reusable re-frame Components w/ Ryan Neufeld
Puppet

Much has been said about building re-frame applications in the small, but how well do these same techniques perform building large applications? In practice, our team found traditional approaches to events and state management led to highly-coupled code that was difficult to maintain and test.

In this talk we'll explore why this happens and some simple techniques you can use to create more re-usable re-frame code without boilerplate or any 3rd party libraries.

Biography Ryan is a Clojure developer, author, and founder of Homegrown Labs (http://homegrownlabs.ca ), a consultancy and education company based in Winnipeg, Canada.

Since April 2017, Ryan & Homegrown have been working with Funding Circle building rich admin applications using ClojureScript & re-frame.

Beyond consulting, Ryan organizes Clojure Remote (http://clojureremote.com )–an online conference focussed on remote Clojure & ClojureScript developers. Keep an eye out for ClojureScript Days coming Summer of 2018.

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Frontend Peer Mentoring
PDX Code Guild

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

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

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

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Friday
Apr 6, 2018
Startup Weekend Vancouver 2018
through CoLab Coworking - The Collective

Your idea in 54 hours

Do you have an idea you'd like to pursue or a problem you'd like to solve but don't know where to start or who to start with?

Techstars Startup Weekend is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend.

What do you need to bring?

Lots of energy! You'll pitch your own idea or listen to others, then vote on the most interesting ideas and form teams with diverse skill sets. You can come with friends, but you’ll get the full experience if you participate in separate teams. Remember, it’s all about the team.

Your idea should be something you have not previously worked on. The idea you pitch and the problem you set out to solve can span social, educational, financial, environmental, or other issues. Over the course of the weekend, you'll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP, or minimum viable product, that fits the needs of your target customer. You'll get feedback, iterate, and likely pivot your approach entirely! Important: You cannot have worked previously on your idea.

Techstars Startup Weekend is a full weekend-long experience. Your ticket includes: 7 full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekend Benefits and discounts from our global partners One-on-one time with amazing mentors A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world. All the internet and coffee you can consume.

Watch the video below to see what you can expect, and if you’re feeling inspired click on the “Buy Ticket” button now! https://vimeo.com/28872840

Still have questions, feel free to reach us at “[email protected]”.

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Saturday
Apr 7, 2018
PDX Raspberry Pi and Arduino Meetup
Oregon City - Location provided upon RSVP

This event is for Raspberry Pi/Arduino/Microcontroller enthusiasts to meet, do show-and-tell, mentor, learn and build. We welcome people of all backgrounds and levels, and will help new users get started. Instead of a "pot luck" we have a "parts luck" where you are encouraged to exchange project parts with others.

• What to bring Computer. Raspberry Pi and/or Arduinos if you have them. Projects that you want to share. Items for the "parts luck" swap bin.

• Important to know The shop where this is held only has space heaters - so please dress warmly on colder days. On very cold days, we will forego building and have a social in a heated space, if we can't find an alternative spot.

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Monday
May 7, 2018
PDX Func Practice Track
Collective Agency Downtown

Info at https://www.meetup.com/Portland-Functional-Programming-Study-Group/


PDXFunc is a study/user group exploring functional programming in Portland, Oregon. The group welcomes programmers with any level of experience or interest in any functional language, including Haskell, Lisp, OCaml, Scala, Idris, Agda, as well as using functional techniques in not explicitly functional languages.

We have two kinds of meetings: theory and practice, that each meet twice a month.

Please sign up for the mailing list for more announcements, discussions, meeting notes, etc.:

Portland Functional Programming Meetup: http://groups.google.com/pdxfunc

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Monday
Jun 4, 2018
PDX Func Practice Track
Collective Agency Downtown

Info at https://www.meetup.com/Portland-Functional-Programming-Study-Group/


PDXFunc is a study/user group exploring functional programming in Portland, Oregon. The group welcomes programmers with any level of experience or interest in any functional language, including Haskell, Lisp, OCaml, Scala, Idris, Agda, as well as using functional techniques in not explicitly functional languages.

We have two kinds of meetings: theory and practice, that each meet twice a month.

Please sign up for the mailing list for more announcements, discussions, meeting notes, etc.:

Portland Functional Programming Meetup: http://groups.google.com/pdxfunc

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Saturday
Mar 30
WWCode - Beyond the Senior Engineer: Software Architecture 201
Alchemy Code Lab

Please make sure to sign up via Eventbrite for this event. An Eventbrite ticket is required to attend

Women Who Code Portland is holding a Software Architecture workshop. The goal of this workshop is to provide people with an opportunity to learn to think like an architect.

Our events are geared towards women, but we welcome everyone who supports our mission of inspiring women to excel in technology careers and follows our code of conduct.

OUR INSTRUCTOR

Amber Milavec

Amber is a Sr Principal Technical Architect as well as the creator of We Code Hackathon for Women and Friends. Amber's expertise lies in bot mitigation, open source, linux, microservice architecture, domain driven design, high availability, performance, security, and automation. Honored with the Women Who Code PDX Technical Leadership award in 2017, she is passionate about diversity in tech. She also loves retro video games and baby animals. Twitter: @ambermilavec LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amber-milavec/

OUR TA's

Ann Wallace

Ann Wallace is the Global Security Practice Lead for Google Cloud PSO, helping customers become more secure in GCP. Ann is involved with Women Who Code Portland and has presented at several cloud conferences. Before Google Ann spent 14 years at Nike in various engineering and architecture roles. CloudNOW named her one of the top 10 Women in Cloud in 2015.

Susan Kelley

Susan wrote her first webpage in the early 90s and is currently a Solutions Architect at Nike.

AGENDA

  • What is an Architect?
  • Communicating Ideas Through Designs and Diagrams
  • Common Architecture Patterns
  • Lunch
  • Qualities of Robust Design
  • How to Approach Hard Problems
  • Apply What we Learned to Real World Problems
  • Seeing the Picture while Breaking things Down

*The curriculum is subject to changes

EVENT COST

The event cost is $15 for participants and includes lunch. Fee is collected via Meetup. If you are a student, under-employed, or in need of financial assistance, we have full scholarships available for this event. Please submit an application here (https://forms.gle/yQXpAR32xsN62FDf7).

There will be no refunds for this event. If you cannot attend, you can email us to transfer the ticket to another attendee, or we can add it to our scholarship pool.

PREREQUISITES

A solid foundation of hands-on technical experience. There will be no coding, but the assumption is that we will have a pretty solid foundation of hands on technical experience.

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 (https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct) applies to all events run by Women Who Code, Inc. If you would like to report an incident or contact our leadership team, please reach out to one of our volunteers or submit an incident report form (found on the Eventbrite page).

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CANCELLED - Time Series Prediction of SNOTEL
Portland Community Church

Sorry everyone, our event host is unable to make it today.

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PASCAL Hackerspace - Tools That Pwn: A Hacker Symposium

This Saturday at PASCAL we are offering a Hacker Symposium of sorts, featuring a few handy tools of the trade as well as two major frameworks often used in developing exploits and attacking systems or networks. We will be surveying several of the tools that are part of Kali, and easy to install on any Debian derived distro. It seems many folks, sometimes even the professionals already hip deep in the field of tech, are unaware of the power their packages wield! The wild hacker kidz at PASCAL are going to show you how to get started with packaged/pre-loaded tools like Burp Suite, Binwalk, Wireshark, Kismet and will also provide you with an overview of the Metasploit and Volatility frameworks. Come take your first step with Reverse Engineering at PASCAL using Binwalk! Excuse yourself and set up a proxy with Burp Suite! Breath deep and sniff packets with Kismet! Enjoy these puns and more, in person with Cylon and the rest of the misfit hackers of PDX!

We will set aside time to answer questions, and hold demonstrations of each utility discussed. This is all about what YOU want to learn!! Questions? please email Cylon--> [masked]. PASCAL also has a Discord server as means of communication regarding upcoming events, news in infosec and memes (inquire within).
If you RSVP and are no longer able to make it, please do take the time to change your RSVP so that someone else may attend, even if it is only an hour before! Thanks!

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Monday
Apr 1
Portland Startup Week: Free coworking at CENTRL Office
through CENTRL Office West End

During Portland Start-Up Week, CENTRL Office Downtown will be offering free coworking to all participants. Feel free to pop in for an hour between events or spend the whole day with us! When you arrive, check in with us at the front desk and we will get you set up with the wifi password. We are located at 1155 SW Morrison Street, Portland, OR 97205. Right next door to Blue Star Donuts!

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Portland Startup Week 2019
through Various

Startup Week is a free, five-day celebration of our community that builds momentum and opportunity around entrepreneurship. We're led by local entrepreneurs and hosted in amazing spaces all over town.

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Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to JavaScript: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
The Tech Academy

We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

The Tech Academy is offering a free course on Introduction to JavaScript. JavaScript is universally recognized as a foundational language. It is present in every platform imaginable: like browsers, mobile, and desktop applications.

This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of these popular technologies - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

Please Note:
---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

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OEN & OSU Startup Series
OSU Portland Center 555 SW Morrison Street, Portland, OR 97204 Portland OR

Thanks to a grant from US Bank, OEN is proud to announce a partnership with Oregon State University to pilot our Startup Series in a hybrid (part online, part in person) platform. This partnership allows us to scale this critical program to entrepreneurs across the state. OSU is a leading provider of online content and their expertise, combined with OEN’s stellar network of instructors/mentors, will provide a top-notch program accessible to anyone, anywhere.

Do Excel spreadsheets make your heart skip a beat? Are you embarrassed to admit that you’re not sure what a hashtag is? No entrepreneur can be expected to know it all. Our 10-week Startup Series covers the nuts and bolts of the areas in which you may lack expertise, including business structure, financial management, sales & marketing strategies, fundraising, and more. As an added benefit, each participant will be paired with a mentor, as well as have access to a mentor in each specialty for the duration of the 10-week series.

In addition to formal instruction in weekly classes, each participant in OEN’s Startup Series will have access to a network of mentors covering each of the session topics below. Our mentors have agreed to provide guidance during the full 10 weeks of this program. Have a burning funding or accounting problem? No need to wait until week 7, just email one of our mentors. A full mentor list will be provided on the first day of class.

Scholarship Opportunity: SPOTS FILLING UP FAST! If you would like to be considered for a scholarship for the Startup Series, please complete this form below. Thank you to US Bank and Columbia Bank for sponsoring these scholarships!

Deadline to apply for scholarships is March 25.

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Free Code Camp Portland - Free Code Camp PDX Hangout

Welcome campers! We meet every Monday at Phase2 This is a laid back study/networking session. Bring your laptops and questions . All levels of experience welcome. www.freecodecamp.com

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Open Source Peer Mentoring (Monday Python, for Python JavaScript, Django, React and all open source)
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. Pizza and beverages are served. Parking is free!

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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PASCAL Hackerspace - Build2Learn: Build It, And They Will Pwn.
PASCAL

Welcome to PASCAL Hackerspace's newest hands-on workshop: Build2Learn!

The general idea of the Build2Learn twice-monthly sessions is to take several categories of tools, analyze their functionality, and re-implement them using your language of choice.

The goal is not to present a tutorial. The goal is to have discussion around the process of breaking the problem down into specific use cases and requirements, i.e. tasks that can be more easily implemented.

The core goal of programming is problem solving, the aim here is to facilitate and encourage this skill.

There will be a focus on performing code review and encouraging people to demo their progress to the group.

Session_0 will focus on the following:

>Help individuals set up their development environment
>Make sure that the git workflow is well understood
>Help with a language selection
Note: while there will not be any prescribed languages,we suggest
either python or javascript. This is not to deter the use of other
languages. Just to suggest that there may be more help available using
something listed above.
>Help users install git for their operating system
>Help users create a github account and setup git to use it
>Help users install language and tooling (if needed)
>Help users install text editor and discuss the merits of different options

For more information, please visit-https://randy5235.github.io/build2learn/ or view the current repository directly on Github here: https://github.com/randy5235/build2learn . The purpose of this repository is to provide a resource for documentation and source code for the Build2Learn session(s) at PASCAL Hackerspace.

For questions regarding PASCAL Hackerspace and events hosted there in general, please email [masked]. For questions regarding Build2Learn, please reach out to Randy here on Meetup! He can be found here: https://www.meetup.com/members/10974695/

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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.

p.s. This event is open to everyone, dork or robot. No ^H membership is required to attend. All are welcome. That means you!

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Tuesday
Apr 2
Portland Coffee w/ Co-Founders - Coffee w/ Co-Founders - Portland Startup Week Edition
Breken Kitchen

****LIMITED SPACE****

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

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

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Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to HTML & CSS: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
The Tech Academy

We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

The Tech Academy is offering a free course on Introduction to Web design with HTML & CSS. These languages are used to develop the structure and styling of every website.

This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of these popular technologies - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

Please Note:
---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

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Portland Lunch 2.0 - Portland Startup Week: OTBC Lunch 2.0
OregonTechnology Business Center

Join our friends at OTBC for a Portland Lunch 2.0… in Beaverton. It's all part of Portland Startup Week. (If you're in downtown Portland, it's just a quick trip on the MAX Blue Line to get out to the location.)

Space is limited

Access: 1 minute walk from MAX. Alternatively - there is, of course, plenty of free parking.

For parking: http://www.otbc.org/directions

For MAX: When you exit MAX you're facing Bogza coffee. We're in the brick building just beyond Bogza.

Either way - use the building entrance on Rose Biggi Ave.

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Graphic Design with GIMP
Free Geek

Join us for a graphic design workshop using an a free and open source software called GIMP. GIMP is a program similar to Photoshop. You can use this program to create posters and art, edit photos, and more.

Bring your questions -- there will be plenty of time for answers!

This class welcomes beginners and advanced users alike.

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PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) West Side Mixer
Intel

On April 2nd, come celebrate Equal Pay Day with PDXWIT and Intel!

Many of us live and/or work on the West Side but may not have a professional community convenient to the area. Thanks to PDXWIT’s and Intel’s support, we can get together to talk tech and other work topics.

While the event will be primarily networking focused, we will also have the opportunity to hear from Alyson Crafton, VP of IT at Intel, who will share information about the company.

We will also hear from Rebecca Channer, Founder and CEO of ProsperCity. Channer is committed to closing the gender wage gap and ending salary discrimination in the United States. Rebecca will talk about the importance of salary transparency and compensation clarity when it comes to addressing pay disparities that impact women and people of color. She will share the benefits of transparency to job seekers and employees, while also getting real with employers about transparency as the path to greater diversity, inclusion and prosperity.

We hope to see you there!

Agenda:

5:00 pm - Doors open / networking

5:30 pm - Introductions (PDXWIT & Intel)

6:00 pm - Featured Speakers

6:30 pm - Networking

7:00 pm - Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes, gender neutral restrooms will be available.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes, the space is ADA accessible.

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event?

A: Yes, food and drink will be provided at this event.

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: Free onsite parking is available near Building RA1 where the event will be held.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance?

A: All attendees will need to enter through Building RA1 to check in with security before joining the event.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: Bike parking is available just to the left of Building RA1’s lobby doors, but attendees should bring their own lock.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes! The event is accessible via Trimet bus and MAX lines.

Q: Can I bring my dog?

A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home. Please note there may be office pets present at this event.

Purpose:

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

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Bumped: Tech Events - PDX Startup Week: Meet the New Kids Panel
111 SW 5th Ave

Join us for the first time ever in Bumped’s new office—it's so new in fact, that it’s still under construction—for drinks, snacks, and conversation about the startups that are building exciting momentum in PDX! No hard hat required.

Our panel of companies who are either new to the scene or fresh off a big round of funding include:

Sce Pike, CEO & Founder, IOTAS — $6.5M raised
Lance Charlish, CEO & Co-Founder, Circle Media Labs — $20M Series B
James McDermott, CEO & Co-Founder, Lytics — $35M Series C
David Nelsen, CEO & Co-Founder, Bumped — Launched in 2018, $19M Series A

Moderator TBD

Don’t miss the chance to hear directly from the folks that are poised to impact the local tech scene in a big way!

When: Tuesday April 2nd, 5:30-7:30pm
Where: Bumped HQ: 111 SW 5th Ave Suite 300
What:
5:30: Event opens
6:00-6:30pm: Panel
6:30-6:45pm: Q&A
6:45-7:30pm: Mix, mingle, and toast to PDX tech!

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An Evening with Susan Crawford, author of "Fiber" about Fiber Optics in US
Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

America's Fiber Optic Future: Susan Crawford on how America's wired future is slipping away.

About this Event

An educational and fun event to learn about fiber optics and America's digital future with a reading and Q&A with Susan Crawford, author of "Fiber: The Coming Tech Revolution―and Why America Might Miss It".

Light refreshments from 6-6:30pm, author reading and Q&A from 6:30-7:30pm, and networking and book signing from 7:30-8pm.

This is a family-friendly event and all are welcome.

Personally author signed copies of "Fiber: The Coming Tech Revolution―and Why America Might Miss It" book will be for sale for $30.

Hosted by Municipal Broadband PDX, Make + Think + Code and the Digital Commonwealth Alliance.

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Ruby Tuesday - PDX Ruby Brigade Monthly Meeting
New Relic

Pizza & beer starting at 6pm!

PRESENTATIONS - 7pm-8:30pm

Code for PDX ~ Arthur Smid

Code for PDX is a local chapter of Code for America. Arthur will talk about tech for the public good and CONSUL (http://consulproject.org/en/), an open source software for participatory process built with Ruby on Rails.

Recyclable Cache Keys in Rails ~ Jared Mooney

Ruby on Rails has powerful caching features and Jared is going to share some of the insight he learned about managing cache keys on a recent project.

How Can We Handle Errors? ~ Mike Calhoun

Most of the time, exceptions and errors are the last thing we want to put substantial thought into and are often addressed in that order. We tend to not want to think hard about how things could go wrong. However, from traditional apps to APIs or ArgumentErrors to NameErrors, handling exceptions gracefully is crucial to healthy applications. Let’s take a closer look at the Ruby Exception library and some strategies for catching and handling errors. We will look at what happens when exceptions are handled too well or not well enough. We will also take a closer look at the types of exceptions you can expect and where you can expect them. Lastly we’ll explore some examples for exception handling and testing in common rails application contexts.

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Portland HashiCorp User Group - AWS Deployments and FinOps With Cloudability - MeetUp
Cloudability - 334 NW 11th Ave · Portland, OR

Agenda:

6pm-6:30pm Arrive and mingle - Enjoy food and beverages

6:30pm-7:00pm "Intelligent decisions about cloud usage with Cloudability’s FinOps platform" presented by Patrick Zumar- Senior SE @ Cloudability

A new operating model for the cloud, called FinOps, is emerging that enables a shift — a combination of systems, best practices and culture — to increase an organization’s ability to understand cloud costs and make tradeoffs. In the same way that DevOps revolutionized development by breaking down silos and increasing agility, FinOps increases the business value of cloud by bringing together technology, business and finance professionals with a new set of processes.

FinOps has several fundamental building blocks we’ve seen high performing organizations put in place to gain competitive advantage. Patrick Zumar will share what we’ve learned from guiding hundreds of large and small cloud adopters on their journey to adopt FinOps.

7:00pm-7:30pm "Reducing Cost & Risk via Automation with Terraform on AWS" presented by Chris Dunlap- Sr. Solution Engineer @ HashiCorp

Terraform is a tool for building, changing, and versioning infrastructure safely and efficiently. This talk will focus on how customers can leverage Terraform to eliminate unnecessary cloud spend by 30-40% and reduce risk by baking guardrails and best practices into their automation.

7:30pm-8pm Networking

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Out in Tech PDX | April Social
Crush Bar

Come join Out in Tech PDX for our April Social at Crush Bar!

If you are interested in connecting with the Out in Tech PDX chapter, want to meet some fabulous people or are a part of / interested in the tech industry, then come mingle with us and have a few drinks. We'll be at Crush Bar on Tuesday, April 2nd from 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm. Please RSVP through Eventbrite using the link above. We are looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Out in Tech unites the LGBTQ+ tech community, empowering aspiring tech leaders to improve our world by showcasing accomplished speakers, producing timely and thought-provoking events, and connecting our members to new opportunities and each other. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, we provide resources and mentorship to ensure career access for LGBTQ youth and provide web services for LGBTQ activists around the world.

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Portland Python Pirates - Web Development Using Javascript and Python Class Kickoff
The Tech Academy

Have you wanted to try web development but are unsure about where to start or lacking motivation? Enter the Python Pirates! We are all about working through free classes together to help each other learn and grow into top notch programmers! This week kicks off an introduction to our next free class series. If you have thought about joining the Pyrates now is the time!

This session will be purely informational. There will be a discussion about what you can expect to learn from this series. All skill levels are welcome to join. Prior programming experience in Python will be helpful but any prior programming experience will do.

A lot of times there is parking right in front of the building. If this is not the case I recommend trying 1st, 2nd, or 3rd Ave. There are usually spots down that way. Parking isn't free until after 7pm so don't forget to pay! There is also a lot right next door if you don't want to mess with street parking.

As always feel free to message me or post on Slack if you have any questions. Hope to see you Tuesday!

* New to our group? Need to join our Slack channel? Looking for free resources? Check out our website @ www.pythonpirates.org for all of that and more!

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Wednesday
Apr 3
Programming with Python 1
Free Geek

Have you ever thought programming was interesting, but don't know where to start? Do you want to unlock the true potential of computers? This is the class for you!

This class is an introduction to programming concepts with Python, an easy-to-learn programming language. Every class begins with the basics of what Python is and how to use it. After that we'll talk about computer science theory in an approachable way. Finally we'll have a lab where your questions can get answered and you can show off your projects.

No prior programming experience required. If you can type, you can program!

Recommended Follow-up: Programming with Python 2

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Portland Lunch 2.0 - Portland Startup Week: CENTRL Office Eastside Lunch 2.0
CENTRL Office Eastside

As part of Portland Startup Week, CENTRL Office will be inviting the Portland startup community into their eastside location, right at the bridgehead of the Burnside Bridge. Close enough for westsiders to pop over for a bit.

More details to follow.

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Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to Python: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
The Tech Academy

We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

The Tech Academy is offering a free course providing an introduction to Python. Python is a popular programming language for general-purpose programming. It is particularly easy to learn for those new to coding.

This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of this popular computer language - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

Please Note:
---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

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OEN Info Session: How to Create a Winning Angel Food Conference Application
Tonkon Torp 888 SW Fifth Avenue Portland

Want to grow your business and make connections in the food & beverage industry? We can help. OEN’s Angel Food Conference and Education Series 2019 is a great way to:

Connect with experts in food and beverage across both vertical and horizontal markets Get deep-dive education on pitching, product development, market strategies, and scaling your business Present to hundreds of investors and business leaders interested in the food & beverage sector There’s a lot that goes into pitching your business to a room full of investors, but the first step is taking the time to put together a thoughtful application.

At our April 3 info session, OEN staff and active investors will provide an overview of OEN’s Angel Food Conference and Education Series 2019, including eligibility requirements and new funding opportunities.

We will also walk you through Gust, the application and evaluation platform we use, and show you how to most effectively make your case to investors.

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Pitch Latino
Uncorked Studios

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

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

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

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

Always inspired by Stephen Green work at PitchBlack.

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

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

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

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Founders Live PDX
Cloudability

Founders Live is an unforgettable happy hour competition sweeping the world, where up to five handpicked companies take the hot seat, with only 99 seconds to pitch their company and describe their value proposition in front of an eager audience. After the pitches and audience Q&A, the crowd will vote on a winner who will not only receive an award, but recognition from the crowd and also the opportunity to talk more about their product or service. So bring your friends and coworkers, grab some food and drink, get to know your local entrepreneurs and vote for what you think will be the next big thing... built in Portland.

ALL PRESENTERS EARN GOOGLE CLOUD CREDITS - As a benefit of our partnership with Google Cloud, early-stage startups within our network can gain access to the Google’s Cloud for Startups Program. This includes between $3,000 and $100,000 in Cloud and Firebase credit, access to Google engineers for office hours, in-depth 1:1 architecture reviews, and invitations to local startup events. Please reach out to [email protected] and mention Founders Live!

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Thursday
Apr 4
TechfestNW
through Viking Pavillion (PSU)

TechfestNW offers curated speakers, workshops, a demo floor, parties and PitchfestNW, which showcases the best and brightest startups from all over the world.

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Startup Skills Clinic: Create an onboarding plan now
CENTRL East Side Location

Register for the Skills Clinic and drop in anytime between 11am-12:30pm. We'll support you by helping you develop your very own plan for a specific new hire's onboarding process. You might get lucky and get a 1:1 session, but you may also share time with another person. It's all good, there's enough onboarding to go around! Come hammer out that onboarding plan and check something off your list.

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Fundraising For Startups - Getting Equitable Access To Capital
Nike Valiant Labs

Join us for this power hour workshop focused on helping historically underserved founders get access to startup capital. About this Event

ABOUT THE EVENT

Are you a startup founder who wants to learn more about getting access to capital to grow your business? Or have you already gone through a painful process raising capital and want to do it with more confidence, competence, and control the next time around?

If that sounds like you, you’re going to love this one hour workshop!

Legacy fundraising relies on access and entitlement, rather than skills to win. So what does that mean for those of us who have been excluded from those networks? How do founders with diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, genders and identities gain access to capital?

In this one-hour workshop, you’ll discover:

The #1 barrier for founders to get equitable access to capital (and it’s probably not what you think!) The “normal” raise process vs the effective raise process The top 3 things you can start doing immediately to build confidence, competence, and capability for your raise The Equity Capital Collective™ (EqCo - pronounced "echo") offers consulting and training for early and growth-stage startup founders. Our mission is to enable and empower entrepreneurs who have been excluded from access to capital, networks, and resources, such as women, people of color, and LGBTQIA communities.

Our founder community learns a unique tactical and strategic fundraising methodology that develops critical skills and insights and addressing the fundamental internal barriers associated with an unequal experience of entitlement.

Founders gain confidence, competence, and capability as they lead their raise, break open critical influence networks and deliver innovative ventures that embrace a broader community of stakeholders in both investment and returns.

Together, we’re insisting on a more equitable landscape of opportunity and access for a greater diversity of founders.

Drinks and snacks will be provided.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

All founders and future founders who are considering raising capital for their startup.

PRICING

This event is free of charge.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Sara Batterby has spent 20+ years launching and building companies in high growth emerging markets. Sara Batterby founded, funded and built Hifi Farms, one of Oregon's most progressive and visible cannabis brands. Prior to that she spent 20 years building and funding startups in the Bay Area. She has deep expertise on both the founder and investor side of early stage capital having developed portfolio and risk management strategies for seed stage investors and funds. She currently leads The Equity Capital Collective which advises founders and funds on raising money and expands access to capital for women, people of color and LGBTQ founders.

Examples of client achievements after working with Sara:

An Oregon biotech company raised $4M in Series A funding - oversubscribed by $1M after 90 days A California cannabis retail company raised 2.2M in seed funding - oversubscribed by $6M An Oregon food and beverage company raised $430k in seed funding - oversubscribed in four months ABOUT THE EQUITY CAPITAL COLLECTIVE (EqCo)

The Equity Capital Collective™ (EqCo) offers consulting and training for early and growth-stage startup founders. Our mission is to enable and empower entrepreneurs who have been traditionally excluded from access to capital, resources, and networks, such as women, people of color, and LGBTQIA founders.

Through our high-value training and workshops, founders gain confidence, competence, and capability as they lead their raise, break open critical influence networks and deliver innovative ventures that embrace a broader community of stakeholders in both investment and returns.

SCHEDULE

3:15 pm - 4:00 pm Grab a drink + snack, get settled, and make a friend or two 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Access to Capital Workshop (includes Q+A) 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm Make a few more friends and move on to the next Portland Startup Week event ACCESSIBILITY

This event is in an ADA compliant building with the workshop on the ground floor. Gender neutral restrooms are available.

LEARN MORE

The The Equity Capital Collective™ offers consulting and training for early and growth-stage startup founders.

To learn more about The Equity Capital Collective™, please visit our website at https://equitycapitalcollective.com

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TF Blockchain Portland - Chapter Launch & Panel
Custom House/WeWork

TF Blockchain is bringing our Premier Blockchain Events to Portland with the launch of our Portland Chapter. TF Blockchain hosts quarterly conferences and monthly collaboration events where we invite top blockchain innovators to share their insights and engage with the attendees. http://bit.ly/TFBlock-TF2-video

We would love to invite you to attend our inaugural event on April 4, 2019 at WeWork.

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ProductTank Portland - ProductTank Portland - April 2019
Jama Software

We'll have two 20-minute talks, each followed by 10 minutes of Q&A. We'll have plenty of time at the start and end of the meetup for tasty beverages and networking.

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Using Wireframes to Communicate Product Vision
Amy King, Software Product Manager at Digimarc

Over the past year, I learned how designing, creating, and sharing wireframes greatly facilitate communication both for the overall product vision that impacts multiple teams, and prepping smaller product features for engineers. For product managers that did not have a graphics background like me, "design" is an intimidating skill to tackle, but one that is valuable when working with engineers, designers, and marketing teams. In this presentation, I will share:
1) How I got started
2) A couple examples of how I used wireframes to align multiple teams to work towards the same product vision
3) Recommendations and pros/cons of different wireframing software to help people get started

Amy King is a software product manager. she likes learning about different industries and how people use technology in their jobs, then figure out how her team can build software to help people be more efficient with their work

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Supercharging User Engagement by Supporting Autonomy: Practical Motivation Science for Product Managers
Jahed Momand, Head of Product Management at Conversa Health

The talk of the town in theories of behavior change in technology center on centuries old behaviorism, such as BJ Fogg's Behavior Model or Nir Eyal's Hook Model.

But, what if you're trying to precipitate a user behavior that's complex? That happens over long time domains? That isn't immediately rewardable?

How do you support users in finding the motivation to interact with your product, when push notifications just won't do the trick?

I'll talk about how we applied the science of motivation, Edward Deci's self-determination theory, to product design at Conversa Health, for outsized gains in patient engagement, retention, and NPS.

Jahed heads up the product team at Conversa Health, an automated care management chatbot for health systems, leading them to successful A and B rounds of funding during his tenure.

Before, he led the product growth team at Zoomcare, where he increased revenue and visits 240% over 18 rapid fire months, leading up to their acquisition by Peace Health.

Before that he worked with Dan Ariely of Predictably Irrational fame on applying behavioral economics to projects within Google, and worked in the adtech industry applying behavioral science to ad units (he's not proud of this work).

Way before then, he played poker professionally for a few years after grad school, where he completed an MS in Physics at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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Tuesday
May 7
Ruby Tuesday - PDX Ruby Brigade Monthly Meeting
CENTRL east

Come out to the CENTRL Office on the Eastside for Ruby Tuesday. We'll have pizza starting at 6pm, so stop by early if you want to have dinner and socialize before the presentations. We are at a new venue this month because of construction at New Relic. Drinks are BYOB this month

PRESENTATIONS 7pm-9pm

  • Intro to Scorpio - Scorpio is a ruby library that represents RESTful resources, built around OpenAPI. ~ Presentation by Ethan

  • RailsConf Rewind - If anyone went to RailsConf 2019, please share what you learned or point out new resources for the group.

After presentations we'll have more socializing time.

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Wednesday
May 15
Programming with Python 1
Free Geek

Have you ever thought programming was interesting, but don't know where to start? Do you want to unlock the true potential of computers? This is the class for you!

This class is an introduction to programming concepts with Python, an easy-to-learn programming language. Every class begins with the basics of what Python is and how to use it. After that we'll talk about computer science theory in an approachable way. Finally we'll have a lab where your questions can get answered and you can show off your projects.

No prior programming experience required. If you can type, you can program!

Recommended Follow-up: Programming with Python 2

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Tuesday
Jun 4
Ruby Tuesday - PDX Ruby Brigade Monthly Meeting
New Relic

Come out and socialize with your fellow Rubyists! Pizza & beer starting at 6pm

PRESENTATIONS - 7pm-8:30pm

Fluent Refactoring - Sam Livingston-Gray will give a presentation about refactoring a gnarly Rails controller method. DON'T PANIC! You don't actually need to know anything about refactoring to get something out of this talk. This is a lightly edited version of a talk Sam gave in 2013, so if you'd like a preview, you're welcome to check out the slides[1] and the code[2].
(Sam says "the intro never quite worked, so I'm just cutting that and jumping straight into the code.") [1] https://www.slideshare.net/geeksam/fluent-refactoring-cascadia-ruby-conf-2013-1021 [2] https://github.com/geeksam/fluent-refactoring

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Wednesday
Jun 26
Programming with Python 1
Free Geek

Have you ever thought programming was interesting, but don't know where to start? Do you want to unlock the true potential of computers? This is the class for you!

This class is an introduction to programming concepts with Python, an easy-to-learn programming language. Every class begins with the basics of what Python is and how to use it. After that we'll talk about computer science theory in an approachable way. Finally we'll have a lab where your questions can get answered and you can show off your projects.

No prior programming experience required. If you can type, you can program!

Recommended Follow-up: Programming with Python 2

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Tuesday
Aug 6
Ruby Tuesday - Annual Biz and Planning Session
New Relic

It's time to plan the Ruby Brigade's activities for the next year. We need to discuss the meeting presentations, select a content committee and plan out the coming year. We'll have pizza starting at 6pm, courtesy of New Relic, so stop by early if you want to have dinner and socialize before the planning session!

The planning session will start about 6:30 and go for an hour.

Note: There will not be a bartender on staff for this event; it's BYOB! :)

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Wednesday
Aug 7
Programming with Python 1
Free Geek

Have you ever thought programming was interesting, but don't know where to start? Do you want to unlock the true potential of computers? This is the class for you!

This class is an introduction to programming concepts with Python, an easy-to-learn programming language. Every class begins with the basics of what Python is and how to use it. After that we'll talk about computer science theory in an approachable way. Finally we'll have a lab where your questions can get answered and you can show off your projects.

No prior programming experience required. If you can type, you can program!

Recommended Follow-up: Programming with Python 2

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Wednesday
Sep 18
Programming with Python 1
Free Geek

Have you ever thought programming was interesting, but don't know where to start? Do you want to unlock the true potential of computers? This is the class for you!

This class is an introduction to programming concepts with Python, an easy-to-learn programming language. Every class begins with the basics of what Python is and how to use it. After that we'll talk about computer science theory in an approachable way. Finally we'll have a lab where your questions can get answered and you can show off your projects.

No prior programming experience required. If you can type, you can program!

Recommended Follow-up: Programming with Python 2

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Wednesday
Nov 13
Programming with Python 1
Free Geek

Have you ever thought programming was interesting, but don't know where to start? Do you want to unlock the true potential of computers? This is the class for you!

This class is an introduction to programming concepts with Python, an easy-to-learn programming language. Every class begins with the basics of what Python is and how to use it. After that we'll talk about computer science theory in an approachable way. Finally we'll have a lab where your questions can get answered and you can show off your projects.

No prior programming experience required. If you can type, you can program!

Recommended Follow-up: Programming with Python 2

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