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Nov 18, 2009
HTML for Bloggers Workshop

HTML for Bloggers is an introductory class that teaches you the basics of HyperText Markup Language. You will get a clearer understanding of how the web works, how your blog works, the role HTML plays in all that, and you will be able to immediately apply your new skills on your blog, Craigslist, eBay, etc.

We will cover the following:

  • Create links and understand them thoroughly
  • Add and manipulate images and audio
  • Format text
  • Get a clear “big picture” of HTML
  • Understand paths and attributes
  • Know about how plug-ins work
  • Understand the difference between HTML, CSS, and Javascript (and know why you should know)
  • Get your questions answered

$58 dollars Register now:

Mar 20, 2013
Agile PDX presents Max Guernsey, "Test-Driven Database Development"

As developers, we've created heuristics that help us build robust systems and employed test-driven development (TDD) to improve code design and counter instability. Yet object-oriented development principles and TDD have failed to gain traction in the database world. That’s because database development involves an additional driving force—the data.

Max Guernsey shows how to treat databases as objects with classes of their own—rather than as containers of objects—and how to drive database designs from tests. He illustrates a way to give these database classes the ability to upgrade old data without introducing undue risk. Max also shares how to apply good object-oriented design principles to database classes and how to enforce semantic connections between databases and clients. Max demonstrates how it all works together, ensuring that your production databases work exactly the same as test databases, minimizing the risk of design changes, and enabling client applications to more easily keep up with database changes.

Come for pizza & networking from 6:30pm. The program starts at 7:00 pm.

Speaker Bio Max Guernsey is currently a Managing Member at Hexagon Software LLC. He has 15 years of experience as a professional software developer. For nearly half that time, he has been blogging, writing, and delivering lectures on the topic of agile and test-driven database development. For much of Max’s professional career, he has been a consultant, advising a variety of software companies in many different industries using multiple programming and database technologies. In most of these engagements, he spent months or even years helping teams implement cutting-edge techniques such as test-driven development, object-oriented design, acceptance-test-driven development, and agile planning.

Max has always been a “hands-on” consultant, working with teams for long periods of time to help them build both software and skills. This series of diverse, yet deep, engagements helped him gain a unique understanding of the database-related testing and design problems that impede most agile teams. Since 2005, he has been thinking, writing, blogging, lecturing, and creating developer-facing software dedicated to resolving these issues.

Max posts regularly on his Twitter account (@MaxGuernseyIII) and his blog (

Apr 17, 2013
Agile PDX Evening Nathaniel Cadwell - Coaching Creatives: New Ideas from Dead Artists

What do a 17th century painter’s workshop, an international photographic cooperative, and an early 20th century design house have in common with a modern software development team? On the surface it may not seem like much, but bringing a group of makers together to work presents special challenges and opportunities, regardless of field.

In this session we’ll explore what worked, and didn’t, for several groups of historical makers. We’ll draw parallels with agile software development teams, and discuss coaching strategies around the examples provided.

Nathaniel Cadwell has over thirteen years of strategic consulting experience in software development, Agile enablement, and change management, helping organizations achieve dramatic improvement in the efficiency of their software delivery. In his current role, Nathaniel is an Agile Coach working closely with software development teams. He has presented, or co-presented, sessions on Agile coaching, Agile portfolio management, and facilitation skills at multiple venues in the United States and abroad.

Details and Pizza:

This event is free. It begins at 6:30 pm with pizza, sponsored by PNSQC (Many thanks to both Puppet Labs and PNSQC for supporting agile in Portland).

The program starts at 7:00 pm.

After the program you're invited to join us for a no-host gathering at a nearby brewpub for further discussion.

Sep 14, 2017
I want to work for _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (POWERED BY FREE PIZZA)

At this unique meetup, "I want to work for _ _ _ _ _ _", each month we introduce a new company through one of their star employees.

For September, we have a special and unique guest, Vik Ramnath. Vik and I worked at a tech company exactly for a year and became great friends.We shared many ups and downs while at that company and in our subsequent career quest.

Vik is a very empathetic and discerning leader. You will get to experience that right away when you meet him next Thursday!

Vik currently works as a Consultant at Slalom in their Delivery Leadership practice. Slalom is a .... Slalom has been named a best company to work for by numerous sources such as Forbes Magazine, Fortune Magazine, Consulting Magazine, Glassdoor, and various business journals and news publications

Slalom was recognized by Consulting Magazine as they earned the #3 ranking on the "Best Firms to Work For" list.

Oct 25, 2017
I want to work for _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (POWERED BY FREE PIZZA)

This month at our meetup, we are featuring Russell Smith from Tenable Security.

I think this one will be exciting for all of our loyal members and newcomers equally for the following reasons:

• Tenable Security is growing quite rapidly

• Russ and his team(s) have nailed down the remote-friendly culture and they are open to hiring remote!

• The engineering team at Tenable is doing some pretty cutting-edge stuff including full automation via CI/CD, fully trusted engineering team autonomy etc. Russ is planning to share all of these details at the meetup

• Also, Russ will be our very first remote guest!!! Even though Russ lives in Sandy, about 45 minutes from downtown, we wanted to prove how successful remote collaboration can be!

• We are settling into our brand new, beautiful location at Regus - Pearl.

It will be a one of a kind, fast-paced experience from many actionable takeaways. You have our promise. And all powered by FREE PIZZA :)

Don't forget to RSVP directly on the meetup page at