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Saturday
Mar 10, 2018
ProductCamp Portland 2018
Portland State University

In it's 7th year, ProductCamp is a user-driven “unconference” that brings together passionate product managers & marketers who are interested in collaborating to share insights, learning best practices, and networking with other top professionals in the Portland product community.

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Saturday
May 12, 2012
ProductCamp Portland
Southridge High School, Beaverton

We are bringing the the first-ever ProductCamp to Portland this May. If you are at all involved in Tech-related Product Marketing, Product Management, or Planning, this will be the don't-miss event of the season. ProductCamp, like FooCamp, Barcamp, and others, is a national phenomenon - an 'Unconference', where attendees determine the session content. Alas, there will be no 'keynotes', logo'd backpacks, or private club parties. What there WILL be are the Portland top PMs - sharing what they're doing and how they're doing it. We are already approaching 100 registered attendees - the thought leaders who are shaping PDX-area companies large and small. Attendance is free, and invaluable. See you there!

http://www.productcamppdx.org/register.html

http://www.linkedin.com/groups/ProductCamp-Portland-4334494?

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Tuesday
Feb 26, 2013
Startup 001: Your first experiment
NedSpace on 5th

Only 20 spots so sign up today!

Someone get the Fabreeze, because your idea STINKS!

A softer way of putting that is your idea has a hole in it somewhere. You should identify the holes in the boat before launching your transatlantic journey.

Forget your solution and run your first experiment by talking to customers and validating that they have the problem you think they have.

Learn the importance of Customer Development and why talking to customers is step one for any new idea, product, or service. After a brief intro to Lean and my personal story, we will set up your first problem/customer statement and conduct your first experiment using the Validation Board. Part of this class will be "out of the building" as we do in our Lean workshops.

We will cover the following in the this session. - Brief into to Lean and why it is valuable - Complete run-through of Validation Board (as this will be the basis of all experiments) - How to turn assumptions into experiments - Types of minimal viable products to build - What features do my customers want (setting up experiments for team) - Customer development tactics and exercises to implement - Case study of real life implementation and business model


About Adam Berk Entrepreneurial Science, Lean Startup Machine

I am the Global Director of Entrepreneurial Science at Lean Startup Machine. I have the great pleasure of travelling around the world to teach entrepreneurs about Lean methodologies. I have helped over 100 teams of entrepreneurs in Istanbul, Silicon Valley, NYC, Seattle, Vancouver, Montreal, and at The University of Florida, Microsoft, AOL, NewsInternational, etc.

Standing on the shoulders of giants like Eric Ries, Steve Blank, Patrick Vlaskovits and others, we have distilled the Lean methodology into actionable, sequential steps. I really enjoy teaching early stage companies how to identify their riskiest assumptions and test them using our own proprietary tool, the Validation Board. I wish I could have taken this class when I built my first startup, neighborrow.com and I used the methods I teach in my current app for wedding photos - where I validated the solution and had paying customers before I wrote a line of code.

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Saturday
Apr 20, 2013
ProductCamp Portland 2013
Southridge High School, Beaverton

Our 2nd Annual ProductCamp Portland will set sail on Saturday April 20th in Beaverton. Last year was a smash and we barely knew what we were doing, so this year we will rock it. If you are a Product Manager, Agile Product Owner, or just want to know how we think, this is THE peer-led event in this region for you.

Registration is Open! See you there!

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Saturday
Apr 12, 2014
ProductCamp Portland 3.0
Southridge High School, Beaverton

Join us at ProductCamp Portland 3.0, Portland's annual "unconference', now in its third year, where product managers, product marketers and product developers unite.

Why attend?
ProductCamp is a user-driven “unconference” that brings together passionate product managers and marketers who are interested in collaborating to share insights, learning best practices, and networking with other top professionals in the Portland product community. You decide the topics, you pick the agenda, you participate in making this unconference a great learning opportunity.

Ready to participate?
Register for ProductCamp Portland 3.0: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/productcamp-portland-2014-tickets-9352961961

Submit a topic: http://productcamppdx.userecho.com/

Learn more about facilitating a discussion: http://productcamppdx.org/propose-a-session.html

We look forward to your participation.

Thanks to our Sponsors!

  • Pragmatic Marketing
  • Jama
  • Rally Software
  • ADP
  • AudaExplore
  • Proficientz
  • PDMA Oregon
  • Pichler Consulting
  • Blackblot
  • SVPG Silicon Valley Product Group
  • Actuation Consulting
  • Brainsnacks Cafe
  • Mironov Consulting
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Tuesday
Apr 4
The SaaS Product Roadmap
WeWork Custom House

You know the pain: there are so many features you want to build and bugs you want to fix, but there's not enough time to do it all. How should you prioritize? How can you align your product roadmap with your business goals?

We've all wasted time and money building things that nobody wanted, and we've neglected features and UX improvements that could've made a difference. The question is, how do we know what's the optimal way to use our development hours?

These are some of the topics we'll probably discuss:

• Jobs to Be Done (JTBD) framework to align features with business goals

• Scrum, Agile and Kanban frameworks to prioritize issues and manage dev teams

• How to incorporate user feedback into our product roadmap

• How to manage remote teams effectively

• The Lean way of testing assumptions to avoid building things that nobody wants

We're looking forward to sharing what I've learned from my mistakes building Billy, and learning from your experiences as well.

Coffee, tea and draft beer will be provided. Come hang out with other SaaS founders and share your story!

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Tuesday
Jul 18
Professional Scrum Master Certification Course
through WeWork Custom House

The Professional Scrum Master (PSM) course is a 2-day course that covers the principles and empirical process theory underpinning the mechanics, rules and roles of the Scrum framework. Advanced tools for servant-leadership are provided to increase a Scrum Master’s effectiveness. These tools relate to behavioral shifts, working with people and teams, coaching and facilitation techniques, and addressing the organization. Students learn through instruction and team-based exercises, and are challenged to think in terms of the Scrum principles to better understand what to do when returning to the workplace.

Professional Scrum Master is THE cutting-edge course for effective Scrum Masters and anyone supporting a software development team’s efficiency and effectiveness.

Stephanie is one of two Professional Scrum Master (PSM) Curriculum Stewards. She works with the trainer community and Ken Schwaber to continuously evolve the course.

This course will be limited to 12 people to enable a high-touch experience. Sign up early to reserve your spot. Check out the registration page for more details.

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Thursday
Jul 20
Professional Scrum Product Owner Certification Course
through WeWork Custom House

Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO) is a 2-day course that provides the knowledge needed to work with Scrum in a highly practical way. The course is a combination of instruction and team-based exercises where students experience how the Scrum framework improves product development efforts.

Over the 2 days, students will develop and solidify their knowledge of being a Product Owner through instruction and team-based exercises. The breadth of the role’s responsibilities in delivering a successful product will become more clear from an Agile perspective. Metrics are identified to track the creation of value and the successful delivery of the product to the marketplace.

Scrum.org selects only the most qualified instructors to deliver this course. Each instructor lends his or her individual experience and expertise to the course, but all students learn the same core content. This improves their ability to pass the Professional Scrum assessments and use Scrum in the workplace.

This course will be limited to 12 people to enable a high-touch experience. Sign up early to get your spot.

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Tuesday
Sep 26
ProductStack PDX: Aligning Product Strategy with Customer Feedback
Vacasa

Join Product leaders and experts for a lively panel discussion about how to incorporate customer feedback to make products your customers love and deliver a better overall customer experience. We'll share best practices from industry leaders and give attendees a chance to ask their questions as well! 

The evening will be hosted at Vacasa’s office in the Pearl and emceed by the unofficial Godfather of Portland Tech, founder of Silicon Florist, cofounder of Portland Incubator Experiment, cofounder of Oregon Story Board, cofounder of TechfestNW, Rick Turoczy. He’ll moderate a panel discussion with Patrick Lightbody, SVP of Product Management at Delphix, Heather Knight of Airbnb, Greg Goodman, CEO of ProductPlan, Dan Podsedly, VP of Pivotal Tracker, and Kevin Steigerwald, CPO of Notion.

There will be snacks and drinks and plenty of time for networking and discussions.


AGENDA

  • 5:30 Arrive

  • 6:00 Panel Discussion: How Product can leverage Support to build better products

  • 6:40 Q&A

  • 7:00 Networking, Food, and Drinks


ABOUT THE PANEL

HEATHER KNIGHT

Heather is a former healthcare worker turned techie.  She started out on the Customer Experience at Airbnb and is currently on the Business Travel Team as an Account Coordinator for Enterprise-level companies.  She has developed a deep interest in product development and was part of a beta test group for a new internal product that was recently released into the wild.  When Heather is not working, she's learning how to code at Alchemy Labs part time program in the evenings. In her not so free time, she's also the Portland City co-director of Lesbians Who Tech.  Someday soon, when code school is finished, she hopes to resume her hiking, backpacking and international travel addictions.

GREG GOODMAN

Greg Goodman is the co-founder and CEO of ProductPlan. He has a passion for building products and companies. He was the founder of Miramar Systems, which was acquired by Computer Associates and has advised and invested in numerous technology startups including AppFolio, RightScale, HGData and Apeel Sciences. He has degrees in Computer Science and Business Economics from UC Santa Barbara.

DAN PODSEDLY

Dan Podsedly is a Pivotal Labs VP and the General Manager of Pivotal Tracker, the popular project collaboration tool for modern software teams. Dan has been with Pivotal Labs since their nascent days in the mid-2000s, and has experience in every aspect of software development, including engineering, product management, and UX design.

KEVIN STEIGERWALD

Full-stack product designer with over 10 years of experience designing, researching, marketing, planning, and building products. From package design in big-box retailers to indie games in the App Store, my passion is for designing experiences that make our lives easier and more enjoyable. I believe pies are for dessert not for charts, tortillas make the best utensil, and the iPhone 4 is the proper screen size for a phone.


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Wednesday
Oct 11
"Reliability and Software Tools Workshop"
The Hampton Inn & Suites

We are pleased to sponsor a workshop on Reliability software and tools intended to assist engineers and others to improve the product in the development process. This event is in the form of a workshop with two sessions. The schedule is a session held both before and after a half-hour break.

5:00 – 6:30 PM – Session #1 – The focus is on describing ReliaSoft software and how each module of their software fits into a project of bringing a proposed product design to market. Examples of use of the various modules. The instructor for both sessions is Dr. Umur Yenal representing HBM Prenscia | www.hbmprenscia.com | Tucson, AZ.

Dr. Umur Yenal is a Technologist with HBM Prenscia. He is involved in the delivery of training seminars and consulting projects in the field of Reliability and Quality Engineering, as well the development of ReliaSoft software products. He holds a MSc degree from the Technical University of Denmark and a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Arizona. Previously, he worked as a post-doctorate research associate and as a test manager at the University of Arizona. His areas of interest include system reliability, life data analysis, accelerated life testing and reliability block diagrams.

6:30 – 7:00 PM – Break for Meal & Section News | Pizza and soft drinks.

7:00 – 8:30 PM – Session #2 - The focus is on one or more case studies including a printed circuit board product as an example product. Reliability of a proposed design of a printed circuit board is calculated from components, materials and overall design; then the design is improved with substitution of more reliable components until the design goal is met using the software.

Registration is via Eventbrite.com and the fee is $25.00 per person. See website link.

Sponsored by the American Society for Quality (ASQ.com) and the ASQ Section Southwest Washington-Vancouver

Questions? [email protected]

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Tuesday
Oct 17
Women Who Code PDX - Design + Product Study Night: Introduction to Sketch Workshop
New Relic

The Women Who Code PDX Workshop: Introduction to Sketch

Sketch is a popular digital design tool for Mac. Most companies and screen-based designers use Sketch at work. (It's pretty great).

This workshop will be hands-on, and you will need your Mac laptop to follow along. By the end, you will have designed a couple of screens that you will test using InVision (a collaboration tool for design and product teams), animated through Principle or Framer, and handed off to developers through Zeplin.

You don't need to have any experience with Sketch to come. Beginners totally welcome!

Requirements:

  • A MacBook of some kind. Sketch is a Mac-only tool.
  • A copy of Sketch. You can download a free 30 day trial.

About the Instructor:

Kristin Lasita is a Product Designer at Simple, an online bank with super customer service and well-designed tools to help you save and budget.

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For general information about the Design + Product Study Night, including our Code of Conduct, check out our Meetup page.

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Wednesday
Oct 18
Women Who Code PDX - Networking Night @ AKQA
AKQA

Women Who Code Portland is thrilled to announce that our October Networking Night is being hosted by AKQA! AKQA is a digital agency that specializes in creating digital services and products.

This month, we are featuring a creative talk from Kathryn Webb (Creative Developer @ AKQA), a creative panel hosted by AKQA's creatives and developers, and a lovely tour of AKQA's space.

Agenda:

5:30 - 6:15: Doors Open + Networking 6:15 - 6:30: Intro from Women Who Code & AKQA 6:30 - 7:00: Presentation by Kathryn Webb, Creative Developer at AKQA 7:00 - 7:30: Panel: Development & Design at AKQA with Kathryn Webb and other female leadership 7:30 - 8:00: More Networking + Closing Remarks

About AKQA: AKQA is an ideas and innovation company that specializes in creating digital services and products. With 23 studios globally, AKQA provides the imaginative application of art and science to create the future with their clients.

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

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

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