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Thursday
May 2
Alchemy Open House to Learn More About Our Code School
Alchemy Code Lab

OPEN HOUSE EVERY THURSDAY AT 12:30PM See our program in action! We welcome anyone interested in a software development career to come tour the school. No RSVP needed! Just stop in. We are located across the street from Powell's on 10th. Just come on up to the second floor and say hi! We look forward to meeting you.

ABOUT ALCHEMY CODE LAB: - Learn from industry professionals. Experience the real world practice of software development in an immersive, in-person, work environment. Your instructors are senior-level developers who share their knowledge and practices to enter the field at an advanced level. - Be supported by teaching assistants and career coaching. A low instructional staff to student ratio of 6 to 1 means you have access to the guidance and help you need to successfully complete our rigorous training. Get prepared and ready to network and connect with the companies that interest you and need your technical skills and experiences. - Get more out of your code school. Go beyond online and video-based programs to launch your career at an accelerated level. With an average starting salary of $75k, our graduates earn 25%-50% more than other schools. - Develop Apps in AppLab. Alchemy helps Portland entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life by developing Apps for them. Graduates get paid to create them and add real project experience to their resume.

https://www.alchemycodelab.com

Call 503.445.4575 or email [email protected] with any questions!

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Monday
Mar 23, 2009
Portland Data Visualization Group
Webtrends

Researchers have long said that the material published on the Web amounts to a form of “collective intelligence” that can be used to spot trends and make predictions.

Using his 20% time, a Google employee discovered that during flu season, many ailing Americans enter phrases like “flu symptoms” into Google and other search engines before they call their doctors. When he mapped this data, he was able to discover where flu outbreaks would strike up to two weeks before traditional news sources were able to report them. http://www.google.org/flutrends/

This is an example of a time when merging a specific type of data to its geographical coordinates resulted in a unique insight. However, there is much more to do with data and visualization. What was found at Google is only the tip of a very large iceberg. Now that we have access to so much data on the web, we're going to see an increasing need to understand and present that data.

Agenda: This meetup will serve as an introduction to what's going on in the world of data viz. It will be freeform, so if you would like to demonstrate something you're working on, please be prepared to do so. Micah Elliott will be showing uGraph and Ed Borasky will do a GGobi demo. I'll be covering what already exists in the ecosystem and what might become useful in the future. We're dealing with a rapid communication method here. Something that, if done well, compresses the time and space it takes for us to understand something.

If you're interested in Data Visualization, please come to this event. It will be the first Portland Tech Event at WebTrends besides Web Analytics Wednesday. It's our chance to try out the space and see if it is a good fit for this group or potentially for other groups in the future.

Google Group: Ed Borasky recently started a Google group called pdx-visualization. As the name implies, it is a group for Portland-area people interested in languages and techniques for visualization of data. http://groups.google.com/group/pdx-visualization


Amber Case, @caseorganic is a Cyborg Anthropologist studying the interaction between humans and computers and how our relationship with information is changing the way we think, act, and understand the world around us.

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Saturday
Mar 28, 2009
Introduction to R, Statistical Computing - Portland Data Viz
CubeSpace [ *sniff* out of business 12 June 2009]

R, also called GNU S, is a strongly functional language and environment to statistically explore data sets and make many graphical displays of data.

R is widely used for statistical software development and data analysis. R is part of the GNU project, and its source code is freely available under the GNU General Public License, and pre-compiled binary versions are provided for various operating systems. R uses a command line interface, though several graphical user interfaces are available.

Ed Borasky will provide an introduction to R this Saturday at Cubespace from 11Am-3Pm. Please come prepared with a laptop and the requisite software (link to come soon). If you have any issues installing the software, or need help before the meeting, feel free to arrive at 10:30 Am.

Software Downloads Updated to get ready for the upcoming class. There will be a few more pages coming. The first will be on installing GGobi, and the second will be on CRAN Task Views.

Click on http://groups.google.com/group/pdx-visualization/web/getting-started-with-the-r-programming-language - or copy & paste it into your browser's address bar if that doesn't work.

Here's an abbreviated "Getting Started With GGobi" guide. Please try this stuff out and let me know where it's broken. I just ran through the Windows part and the "Testing on a Social Network Dataset" part and that much of it works. :)

Click on http://groups.google.com/group/pdx-visualization/web/getting-started-with-ggobi - or copy & paste it into your browser's address bar if that doesn't work.

I added a couple of links to articles on using GGobi with social network data.

Click on http://groups.google.com/group/pdx-visualization/web/getting-started-with-ggobi - or copy & paste it into your browser's address bar if that doesn't work.

About R

R was created by Ross Ihaka and Robert Gentleman at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and is now developed by the R Development Core Team. It is named partly after the first names of the first two R authors (Robert Gentleman and Ross Ihaka), and partly as a play on the name of S. The R language has become a de facto standard among statisticians for the development of statistical software.

More information: http://www.r-project.org/

Join the Portland Data Visualization Google Group for more updates: http://groups.google.com/group/pdx-visualization?hl=en.

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Thursday
Mar 20, 2014
YESpdx | Portland Entrepreneurs Night Out
Doug Fir Lounge

Join YESpdx for our most popular event: Mix & Mingle | Portland Entrepreneurs Night Out. Last time we packed the house, so this time we're getting a larger venue. Join us on March 20th at the Doug Fir and meet fellow entrepreneurs, startup founders and potential collaborators, friends or investors. You never know who you're going to meet at these things, but you're guaranteed to have a good time! RSVP today and PUT IT ON YOUR DAMN CALENDAR because this thing is going to sell out. Sponsors include Oregon Entrepreneurs Network and NedSpace. Free. Ages 21+

YESpdx is a social club for young entrepreneurs in Portland. Our mission is to bring young entrepreneurs and innovators together and to foster collaboration, community and growth.

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Thursday
Oct 1, 2015
Hiring a Dev Team in 2015: Where are top companies finding talent?
Simple

~Brought to you by Code Fellows~

Want to know who Portland companies are hiring? With more than half a million vacant high-tech jobs across the country—and with university computer science programs generating only a small portion of the candidates for these jobs—where do companies find developers? Are they hiring from code schools, and, if so, how do these developers stack up? Find out at this panel discussion, moderated by Hello World founder Dan Linn and featuring recruiting and hiring managers from some of Portland's top tech companies, including Urban Airship, Jama, and New Relic.

Tweet questions for the panelists to #PDXtechdevjobs.

Join us for pizza, drinks and a special Q&A about how to hire—or join—a dev team in 2015.

RSVP today! Attendance is capped at 60.

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Thursday
Oct 22, 2015
Code Oregon Labs
Code Fellows

Online learners of all stripes are invited to Code Oregon Labs. This is an open lab for people who are learning to code online and who would benefit from high-quality, in-person tutoring from professional instructors and industry veterans. Together with Code Oregon and volunteers from the community, Code Fellows will provide tutors at a 6:1 ratio. Bring your laptop! Space is limited, so reserve your spot today.

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Tuesday
Jan 12, 2016
I want to work for JanRain w/Russell Smith
Forge Portland

This meetup is going to be another epic interview with Russell Smith, Software Test Manager at JanRain. He joined there just over a year ago and is excited to share the journey leading up to his pretty cool job there.

He will also talk to us about what JanRain is doing in the field of customer profile management and customer intelligence.

The experience and value you will get from this meetup is going to be unlike any other you ever saw... You have my personal guarantee!

Oh, as always, this meetup is POWERED BY FREE PIZZA :)

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Thursday
Apr 18
Alchemy Open House For Potential Students
Alchemy Code Lab

OPEN HOUSE EVERY THURSDAY AT 12:30PM See our program in action! We welcome anyone interested in a software development career to come tour the school. No RSVP needed! Just stop in. We are located across the street from Powell's on 10th. Just come on up to the second floor and say hi! We look forward to meeting you.

ABOUT ALCHEMY CODE LAB: - Learn from industry professionals. Experience the real world practice of software development in an immersive, in-person, work environment. Your instructors are senior-level developers who share their knowledge and practices to enter the field at an advanced level. - Be supported by teaching assistants and career coaching. A low instructional staff to student ratio of 6 to 1 means you have access to the guidance and help you need to successfully complete our rigorous training. Get prepared and ready to network and connect with the companies that interest you and need your technical skills and experiences. - Get more out of your code school. Go beyond online and video-based programs to launch your career at an accelerated level. With an average starting salary of $75k, our graduates earn 25%-50% more than other schools. - Develop Apps in AppLab. Alchemy helps Portland entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life by developing Apps for them. Graduates get paid to create them and add real project experience to their resume.

Call 503.445.4575 or email [email protected] with any questions!

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Alchemy Open House to Learn More About Our Code School
Alchemy Code Lab

OPEN HOUSE EVERY THURSDAY AT 12:30PM See our program in action! We welcome anyone interested in a software development career to come tour the school. No RSVP needed! Just stop in. We are located across the street from Powell's on 10th. Just come on up to the second floor and say hi! We look forward to meeting you.

ABOUT ALCHEMY CODE LAB: - Learn from industry professionals. Experience the real world practice of software development in an immersive, in-person, work environment. Your instructors are senior-level developers who share their knowledge and practices to enter the field at an advanced level. - Be supported by teaching assistants and career coaching. A low instructional staff to student ratio of 6 to 1 means you have access to the guidance and help you need to successfully complete our rigorous training. Get prepared and ready to network and connect with the companies that interest you and need your technical skills and experiences. - Get more out of your code school. Go beyond online and video-based programs to launch your career at an accelerated level. With an average starting salary of $75k, our graduates earn 25%-50% more than other schools. - Develop Apps in AppLab. Alchemy helps Portland entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life by developing Apps for them. Graduates get paid to create them and add real project experience to their resume.

https://www.alchemycodelab.com

Call 503.445.4575 or email [email protected] with any questions!

Website
Thursday
Apr 25
Alchemy Open House to Learn More About Our Code School
Alchemy Code Lab

OPEN HOUSE EVERY THURSDAY AT 12:30PM See our program in action! We welcome anyone interested in a software development career to come tour the school. No RSVP needed! Just stop in. We are located across the street from Powell's on 10th. Just come on up to the second floor and say hi! We look forward to meeting you.

ABOUT ALCHEMY CODE LAB: - Learn from industry professionals. Experience the real world practice of software development in an immersive, in-person, work environment. Your instructors are senior-level developers who share their knowledge and practices to enter the field at an advanced level. - Be supported by teaching assistants and career coaching. A low instructional staff to student ratio of 6 to 1 means you have access to the guidance and help you need to successfully complete our rigorous training. Get prepared and ready to network and connect with the companies that interest you and need your technical skills and experiences. - Get more out of your code school. Go beyond online and video-based programs to launch your career at an accelerated level. With an average starting salary of $75k, our graduates earn 25%-50% more than other schools. - Develop Apps in AppLab. Alchemy helps Portland entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life by developing Apps for them. Graduates get paid to create them and add real project experience to their resume.

https://www.alchemycodelab.com

Call 503.445.4575 or email [email protected] with any questions!

Website
Alchemy Open House to Learn More About Our Code School
Alchemy Code Lab

OPEN HOUSE EVERY THURSDAY AT 12:30PM See our program in action! We welcome anyone interested in a software development career to come tour the school. No RSVP needed! Just stop in. We are located across the street from Powell's on 10th. Just come on up to the second floor and say hi! We look forward to meeting you.

ABOUT ALCHEMY CODE LAB: - Learn from industry professionals. Experience the real world practice of software development in an immersive, in-person, work environment. Your instructors are senior-level developers who share their knowledge and practices to enter the field at an advanced level. - Be supported by teaching assistants and career coaching. A low instructional staff to student ratio of 6 to 1 means you have access to the guidance and help you need to successfully complete our rigorous training. Get prepared and ready to network and connect with the companies that interest you and need your technical skills and experiences. - Get more out of your code school. Go beyond online and video-based programs to launch your career at an accelerated level. With an average starting salary of $75k, our graduates earn 25%-50% more than other schools. - Develop Apps in AppLab. Alchemy helps Portland entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life by developing Apps for them. Graduates get paid to create them and add real project experience to their resume.

https://www.alchemycodelab.com

Call 503.445.4575 or email [email protected] with any questions!

Website