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Saturday
Apr 25, 2009
Grant Writing for Success (for Individual Artists)
New Columbia Community Education Center

This introductory workshop teaches artists and writers how to take a good idea and transform it into a compelling grant proposal. Learn the strategies of successful grant writers, from brainstorming to final draft. This workshop is part of the 2009 Regional Arts and Culture Council Artists Workshop Series

Fee: $30 Instructor: Gigi Rosenberg (www.gigirosenberg.com) Location: New Columbia Community Education Center, Portland For more information: [email protected] racc.org or call 503.823.5111 To register: http://grantwritingfoundationlevel.eventbrite.com/

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Friday
May 15, 2009
Grant Writing for Artists and Writers
Museum of Contemporary Craft

Grant Writing for Success—Intermediate Level Fee: $30 Register: http://grantwriting2ndstep.eventbrite.com/

This advanced workshop is for individual artists with some experience grant writing who want to improve their chances of success. Participants learn strategies for finding fresh language to describe a project, how to budget with ease and how to stand out from the crowd. Join us for this hands-on workshop and begin writing that next application. Instructor: Gigi Rosenberg, www.gigirosenberg.com Presented by the Regional Arts and Culture Council

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Thursday
Sep 30, 2010
TechAmerica Talent Management Workshop: Tools for the Twenty First Century Workforce
Multnomah Athletic Club (MAC)

About the Workshop: The twenty first century is a knowledge worker driven era. New methods of managing acquiring, nurturing and retaining talent will be essential for a competitive organization. In this half-day workshop, a series of presenters will bring tools every HR leader should have in their toolkit and executive should hear.

Session 1 (8:00 – 9:00 a.m.): From Start-Up to High-Growth: Shaping a Culture for Success The shift from a start-up culture has caused many promising companies to stumble. EthicsPoint president and CEO David Childers will present the step-by-step process his company took to consciously reconstruct its corporate culture. This two-year-long project has helped EthicsPoint exceed growth and revenue expectations and position itself for international expansion.

Session 2 (9:00 – 10:00 a.m.) Turning the Job They Have Into the Job They Want For many companies the downturn has stalled growth, which in turn has left employees feeling “stuck” in their jobs. This dissatisfaction can be especially difficult in technology companies where employees are attracted to working fast paced growth and changing environments. Via Skype, Dr. Jane Dutton from University of Michigan will share the Job Crafting Exercise, a low cost, powerful tool that the Center for Positive Organizational Scholarship has developed.

Session 3 (10:15 – 11:15 a.m.) Performance Appraisals – The Next Act Few issues in management stir up more controversy than performance appraisal.

There are many reputable sources - researchers, management commentators, psychometricians - who have expressed doubts about the validity and reliability of the performance appraisal process. Some have even suggested that the process is so inherently flawed that it may be impossible to perfect it. At the other extreme, there are many strong advocates of performance appraisal. Some view it as potentially the most crucial aspect of organizational life (Lawrie, 1990). Dr. Steve Hunt will talk about how the performance management process is shifting from an administrative process used to justify pay decisions to a forward focused tool for enabling business execution.

Complete workshop information can be found here: http://www.techamerica.org/talentmanagementworkshop

Details: When: Thursday, September 30, 2010 Time: 7:30 – 11:30 a.m. Where: Multnomah Athletic Club, 1849 SW Salmon St., Portland, Ore. Cost: $195 TechAmerica Members, $225 Nonmembers (Group rates available - email [email protected] for details)

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Wednesday
Oct 6, 2010
TechAmerica Mastering Management Skills Workshop - for new managers
TechAmerica Oregon Board Room

About the Seminar: This workshop is designed for new managers faced with the challenges of managing business results and employees. Participants in this one-day workshop will experience their role as manager more clearly and differentiate from the role of individual contributor. They will develop communication skills, performance management skills, and diagnosing team issues while building a team. This is a fast paced and participative workshop giving participants new tools they can use immediately.

What You Will Learn: • Discover what it takes to succeed as a manager • Increase your team’s performance • Improve your ability to communicate and influence others • Hire and develop high-performers for your team • Provide effective feedback to your employees • Improve or remove low-performers wthin your team

Achieving measurable results • SMART objectives • Learn and practice active listening skills • Effective coaching and delivering of feedback

Helping your team excel • Hire, motivate & retain high performers • Managing poor performance • Navigate and accelerate your team through the team formation process

Recognizing and managing style differences • Learn your personal style preference • Recognize the effects of style differences on communication and decision making processes • Gather tips, techniques, and approaches to bring out the best in everyone

Seminar Leader: Gaylyn Sher-Jan, Founder and President, OnCourse Group, Inc. Gaylyn Sher-Jan is an expert in executive/professional coaching, management development, organizational development and the founder and President of OnCourse Group, Inc., an innovative management and human capital consultancy. Read testimonials.

Details: When: Wednesday, October 6, 2010 Where: 5285 SW Meadows Rd., Suite 368 Conference Room, Lake Oswego, OR 97035 Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Seminar/Working Lunch (8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. - Registration, Breakfast and Networking 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Seminar and Working Lunch) Cost to Attend: $450 TechAmerica member, $550 non-member

Register: (503) 624-5717 or at http://www.techamerica.org/managementskillsoct6

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Tuesday
Mar 1, 2011
Mastering Management Skills for New Managers
TechAmerica Oregon Board Room

This workshop is designed for new managers faced with the challenges of managing business results and employees. Participants in this one-day workshop will experience their role as manager more clearly and differentiate from the role of individual contributor. They will develop communication skills, performance management skills, and diagnosing team issues while building a team. This is a fast paced and participative workshop giving participants new tools they can use immediately.

What You Will Learn: • Discover what it takes to succeed as a manager • Increase your team’s performance • Improve your ability to communicate and influence others • Hire and develop high-performers for your team • Provide effective feedback to your employees • Improve or remove low-performers within your team

Achieving measurable results • SMART objectives • Learn and practice active listening skills • Effective coaching and delivering of feedback

Helping your team excel • Hire, motivate & retain high performers • Managing poor performance • Navigate and accelerate your team through the team formation process

Recognizing and managing style differences • Learn your personal style preference • Recognize the effects of style differences on communication and decision making processes • Gather tips, techniques, and approaches to bring out the best in everyone

Seminar Leader: Gaylyn Sher-Jan, Founder and President, OnCourse Group, Inc. Gaylyn Sher-Jan is an expert in executive/professional coaching, management development, organizational development and the founder and President of OnCourse Group, Inc., an innovative management and human capital consultancy.

Details: When: Tuesday, March 1, 2011 Where: 5335 SW Meadows Rd., 3rd Floor Conference Room, Lake Oswego, OR 97035 Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Seminar/Working Lunch (8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. - Registration, Breakfast and Networking 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Seminar and Working Lunch) Cost to Attend: $450 TechAmerica member, $550 non-member

To Register: TechAmerica Oregon, (503) 624-5715 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (503) 624-5715      end_of_the_skype_highlighting

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Tuesday
Jan 22, 2013
Society of Women Engineers January Networking/Professional Development Dinner Event!
Old Spaghetti Factory Hillsboro

Please join us for dinner and a speaker hosted at the Old Spaghetti Factory in Hillsboro, OR, on Tuesday January 22, 2013. Nechama Katan will speak on "How does Big Data, Business Analytics, and Business Discovery impact you and what skills do you need to leverage the data wave?" This is a no-host event, members and non-members are invited to attend!

When: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 Where: Old Spaghetti Factory, 18925 Northwest Tanasbourne Drive, Hillsboro, OR Time: Networking starting at 5:30,pm talk will begin at about 6:00pm

Please RSVP to [email protected] by January 15th, 2013 if you want to attend!

Sunday
Aug 18, 2013
Free LinkedIn Seminar
North Portland Public Library

I'll be hosting a free LinkedIn seminar this Sunday the 18th from 1-3pm at the North Portland Public Library at 512 N Killingsworth Street Portland, OR 97217. I will be going over how to create a profile, how to navigate LinkedIn, and all the tips and tricks I know to better help you find a job and get yourself ahead of the curve. Bring something to write notes with. If you have any questions direct them to me at patch @ outlier.com

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Wednesday
Nov 9, 2016
1 Million Cups - Portland - Portland 1 Million Cups
Portland State Business Accelerator

TripGrid returns to talk about changes they have made over the last year.


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. 

Join us online on the 1MC PDX Startup Slack channel

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Wednesday
Jan 4, 2017
Portland 1 Million Cups: Meet Cannabis Connect
Portland State Business Accelerator

Our Holiday Hiatus is over.

Come meet Cannabis Connect the "Etsy of Cannabis" 

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. 

Join us online on the 1MC PDX Startup Slack channel

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Wednesday
Jan 25, 2017
IEEE Young Professionals Evening Lecture Series-The Importance of Soft Skills in the Workplace
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Come join the IEEE Oregon Section and IEEE Young Professionals for our first Evening Lecture Series!

Lucky Lab will be serving us a delicious pizza and salad buffet-so come hungry! The registration fee covers the cost of food for this event.

Past Section Chair John Prodhosky will be enlightening us on the Importance of Soft Skills in the Workplace, and his experiences with improving his career by working on these skills. Come to gain valuable insights into the workplace, meet and network with fellow engineers, and connect with IEEE!

Fee: $10 for IEEE Members

$20 for non-members

Agenda

6:00pm: Doors open, social hour begins

6:30pm: Pizza and salad buffet begins

7:00pm: Lecture begins

7:45pm: Q&A, networking

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IEEE Young Professionals Evening Lecture Series-The Importance of Soft Skills in the Workplace
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Note-please register on our website at https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/43048

Come join the IEEE Oregon Section and IEEE Young Professionals for our first Evening Lecture Series!

Lucky Lab will be serving us a delicious pizza and salad buffet-so come hungry! The registration fee covers the cost of food for this event.

Past Section Chair John Prodhosky will be enlightening us on the Importance of Soft Skills in the Workplace, and his experiences with improving his career by working on these skills. Come to gain valuable insights into the workplace, meet and network with fellow engineers, and connect with IEEE!

Fee: $5 for IEEE Members

$10 for non-members

Agenda

6:00pm: Doors open, social hour begins

6:30pm: Pizza and salad buffet begins

7:00pm: Lecture begins

7:45pm: Q&A, networking

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Monday
Feb 13, 2017
Robot Operating System (ROS) Development - Overview Intel’s RealSense Depth Sensors
Axiom Electronics

Dave Shinsel will provide an overview of available depth sensors, and a deep-dive on Intel’s RealSense depth sensors, including a new sensor that adds visual SLAM capability. He will discuss how these sensors work in conjunction with Computer Vision technologies for various robotics applications, including object avoidance, person interaction, object recognition and localization, and SLAM (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping). Further the talk will cover how to access these capabilities via their ROS wrappers.

Dave Shinsel is the Lead Robotics Architect in Intel’s Perceptual Computing Group. He has an extensive background in all levels of robotics, with particular focus on vision and sensing technologies. Prior to this role, Dave was the Director of the Intel® RealSense SDK, created and led the Intel® Graphics Performance Analyzers, and led development of the graphics drivers for the Apple MacBook* Air. In his “spare time,” Dave has been building robots for fifteen years. He has received a "Backyard Genius Award" from Popular Mechanics magazine, won a number of robot competitions, and competed on TV in the Syfy Channel’s Robot Combat League, where he and his daughter (also an engineer at Intel) won the $100,000 grand prize with their 7 foot, 9 inches tall, fighting robot, "Crash." Dave is well known in the Maker community for his sophisticated 4 foot tall humanoid robot, Loki.

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Wednesday
Apr 19, 2017
Ethereum PDX - Beers and Blockchains
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Talk about the latest happenings in the world of Ethereum and its general intellectual neighborhood. Get some help with setting things up. Ask questions and get answers. Have a pint or two while you're at it.

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Wednesday
May 17, 2017
Ethereum PDX - Beers and Blockchains

Talk about the latest happenings in the world of Ethereum and its general intellectual neighborhood. Get some help with setting things up. Ask questions and get answers. Have a pint or two while you're at it.

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Wednesday
May 31, 2017
Ethereum PDX - Beers and Blockchains
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Talk about the latest happenings in the world of Ethereum and its general intellectual neighborhood. Get some help with setting things up. Ask questions and get answers. Have a pint or two while you're at it.

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Wednesday
Jun 21, 2017
Ethereum PDX - Beers and Blockchains

Talk about the latest happenings in the world of Ethereum and its general intellectual neighborhood. Get some help with setting things up. Ask questions and get answers. Have a pint or two while you're at it.

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Saturday
Jul 8, 2017
Mentorship Saturdays - Coding and career help
Metal Toad

Join us for coffee and code as we help each other progress our careers. We'll meet in the lobby between 9:45 - 10:15. After that you'll need to post to meetup to get in. Bring your computers!

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Wednesday
Jul 12, 2017
PDX Engineering Managers - Please join us for the first-ever PDX Engineering Managers Meetup!
New Relic

Please join us for the first-ever PDX Engineering Managers Meetup! We'll be meeting to discuss the craft of software and operations management, shipping software, and building great teams!


This first meeting will have two parts:

1) Informal meet and greet (food and beverages provided by New Relic)

2) A discussion about how we should organize the Meetup moving forward, including topics we'd like to cover, format, timing, and location


We look forward to seeing you there!

Location Details:

New Relic

111 SW 5th Ave,

5th Floor

Portland, OR 97204

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Tuesday
Jul 18, 2017
Network #LikeABoss
WeWork Custom House

Network #LikeABoss (AKA, How To Just Be You While Meeting People)

Is networking a real drag for you? Does it feel nothing but fake and stiff? Do you picture busy rooms and sweaty handshakes? Let us change your mind! Networking encompasses so much more and includes many unique ways to manage the journey. It’s time to assess, discuss, and then act to make networking more comfortable, more successful, and more like you.

Brought to you by LaunchCode and WeWork, this workshop will discuss the attributes of AUTHENTIC networking and you will walk away with immediately actionable ideas to help empower yourself. Make your network contribute to both your net worth and your fun quota.

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Wednesday
Jul 19, 2017
Ethereum PDX - Beers and Blockchains

Talk about the latest happenings in the world of Ethereum and its general intellectual neighborhood. Get some help with setting things up. Ask questions and get answers. Have a pint or two while you're at it.

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Monday
Aug 28, 2017
Mentor Match Meetup

LearnLife is hosting a networking session to facilitate micro-mentor connections. Whether you are looking to share your expertise as a mentor, or find a mentor, this is the event for you.

If the thought of networking gives you anxiety, rest assured, this is not that! We will facilitate micro-mentor interactions to match people based on skills or industry. No long-term commitment required.

Meet us after work to enjoy refreshments and connect with like-minded young professionals.

Research has shown those who find a mentor early in their career, are more likely to find autonomy and financial success, later in their career. Steve McDonald + Joshua Lambert

The $10 ticket fee helps ensure a great turn out of young professionals ready to invest in their career. LearnLife is partnering with 3 nonprofits to provide complimentary admission for young people reconnecting to their career.

So far we have professionals attending from these industries / careers:

• digital media and content

• software development

• biotech / research

• healthcare

• product management

• nonprofit

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Wednesday
Sep 20, 2017
PDX Engineering Managers - Please join us for the next PDX Engineering Managers Meetup!
New Relic

Please join us for the next PDX Engineering Managers Meetup! We'll be meeting to discuss the craft of software and operations management, shipping software, and building great teams!


This meeting will have two parts:


1) Informal meet and greet (food and beverages provided by New Relic)


2) A group discussion of management topics. Topics will be selected by the group during the Meetup.


We look forward to seeing you there!


Location Details:


New Relic

111 SW 5th Ave,

5th Floor

Portland, OR 97204

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Wednesday
Oct 18, 2017
PDX Engineering Managers - Please join us for the next PDX Engineering Managers Meetup!
New Relic

Please join us for the next PDX Engineering Managers Meetup! We'll be meeting to discuss the craft of software and operations management, shipping software, and building great teams!


This meeting will have two parts:


1) Informal meet and greet (food and beverages provided by New Relic)


2) A panel discussion featuring local tech leaders and hosted by Lindsay Culver. We'll be covering many of the topics (e.g. hiring, being a great manager, building great teams) that we've been talking about over the past few months in the Meetup.


We look forward to seeing you there!


Location Details:


New Relic

111 SW 5th Ave,

5th Floor

Portland, OR 97204

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Tuesday
Nov 14, 2017
I want to work for NAVEX Global w/David Nash (powered by FREE PIZZA)!
REGUS

For November, we have David Nash as our very special guest.
This is the last meetup for the year as we will be taking a winter/holiday break in December.
So make sure you join us and learn from a Product Management legend in Portland!

Here's David's self-introduction:
"Since arriving here in ’92 from New York, Portland has been very, very good to me. Like the TV commercial says, ‘I know a few things because I’ve seen a few things’. I would add that I’ve been blessed to meet some amazing people along the way. I came here courtesy of Intel, where I worked for some 17 years, and where I had the good fortune to reinvent myself several times: from motherboards to software-video & telecom, from Intel Labs, to venture investing and internal startups, I did everything I could to try new things, soak it all in, and become versatile. After leaving Intel in 2006, I spent 10 years at ADP Dealer Services (now known as CDK Global) where we built software for Automotive Retailers & OEMs. Last October – just about 1 year ago – I had the amazing good fortune to join NAVEX Global, who provides the world’s most comprehensive Ethics & Compliance SaaS platform – and has the inspiring mission of helping organizations protect their people, reputation, and bottom line. Our mission really speaks to me because, as a Boy Scout Leader for 25 years, I care a lot about integrity and being a servant leader. In addition to networking relentlessly along the way, I’ve also followed my passion in Product Management and created ProductCamp Portland in 2012. We’re running our 7th camp in March 2018. This one will be exciting for sure. And free pizza as usual!

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Wednesday
Nov 15, 2017
PDX Engineering Managers - Please join us for the next PDX Engineering Managers Meetup!
New Relic

Please join us for the next PDX Engineering Managers Meetup! We'll be meeting to discuss the craft of software and operations management, shipping software, and building great teams!


This meeting will have two parts:


1) Informal meet and greet (food and beverages provided by New Relic)


2) A group discussion of management topics. Britt will facilitate a fishbowl dialog (see, e.g. http://unconference.net/unconference-methods-fish-bowl-dialogue/). Topics will be selected by the group during the Meetup.


We look forward to seeing you there!


Location Details:

New Relic

111 SW 5th Ave,

5th Floor

Portland, OR 

97204

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Thursday
Nov 30, 2017
CMX Portland - Raking Leaves in a Hurricane (Day in the Life of a Community Manager)
NedSpace

Raking Leaves in a Hurricane (Day in the LIfe of a Community Manager)

What does a technical community manager for a global tech company do?

If you've wondered what it's like, (and whether it's really as glamorous as it sounds), here's your chance to get the straight scoop from a community-building boss!

Bring your lunch and meet your fellow Portland community managers as we learn from Allison Krug, Technical Community Manager at AppNexus (https://www.appnexus.com/en), Headquartered in New York, AppNexus has 23 offices in North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Speaker: Allison Krug

Hosted By: Clarissa Cooper, Lead Organizer

I'm a Pacific Northwest native and entrepreneur. I recently launched a community-based company to help women find clothes that fit and have more fun doing it (WeFitMe). I'm honored to get the CMX Series going in Portland and can't wait to meet professional community builders here!.

Twitter: @ryzhy (http://twitter.com/ryzhy) Susan Silver, Co-Lead Organizer @Susan_Silver (https://twitter.com/Susan_Silver)

Partner: NedSpace

15,000 square feet of great office space in the heart of downtown Portland for co-working, startups, entrepreneurs, freelancers, designers, and remote workers

What is CMX?

Advancing the community industry and helping community professionals thrive.

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Wednesday
Jan 10
Portland Tech Leadership Meetup - January's Portland Tech Leadership Happy Hour
Breakside Brewery - NW Slabtown

I've officially been holidayed! It's been too long since we've had a meetup on the calendar, but that is about to change.

January's Portland Tech Leadership happy hour will be here before you know it. Open topic. New members always welcome!

Where: Breakside Brewery - NW Slabtown 
1570 NW 22nd Ave, Portland, OR 97210

When: Wednesday January 10th, 2018. Soft start at 5:30pm. Goes until we are ready to stop talking. Hope to see you there! 

Tim 

PS- new topics are always welcome. If you have a great happy hour topic please send me note and I will try to get it on the calendar.

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Wednesday
Jan 17
PDX Engineering Managers - Please join us for the next PDX Engineering Managers Meetup!
New Relic

• What we'll do
As mentioned in the last Meetup, we'll be skipping December due to the holidays. I hope everyone has a great New Year!

Please join us for the next PDX Engineering Managers Meetup! We'll be meeting to discuss the craft of software and operations management, shipping software, and building great teams!

This meeting will have two parts:

1) Informal meet and greet (food and beverages provided by New Relic)

2) A presentation about his team's approach to shipping software by New Relic Engineering Manager Andrew Ettinger.

We look forward to seeing you there!

• What to bring

• Important to know

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Wednesday
Feb 21
PDX Engineering Managers - Please join us for the next PDX Engineering Managers Meetup!
New Relic

Please join us for the next PDX Engineering Managers Meetup! We'll be meeting to discuss the craft of software and operations management, shipping software, and building great teams!

This meeting will have two parts:

1) Informal meet and greet (food and beverages provided by New Relic)

2) A group discussion of management topics. Topics will be selected by the group during the Meetup.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Location Details:

New Relic

111 SW 5th Ave,

27th Floor

Portland, OR 97204

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Wednesday
Mar 21
PDX Engineering Managers - Please join us for the next PDX Engineering Managers Meetup!
New Relic

Please join us for the next PDX Engineering Managers Meetup! We'll be meeting to discuss the craft of software and operations management, shipping software, and building great teams!

This meeting will have two parts:

1) Informal meet and greet (food and beverages provided by New Relic)

2) A talk by New Relic's Andrew Ettinger: “Why estimate? Practical “No Estimates” project management in a dynamic environment.”

Abstract: No Estimates sounds crazy, but the reality actually isn’t so bad. My team at New Relic has been practicing a version of “No Estimates” alongside a variety of Agile techniques for about 8 months, and we’ve developed a solid track record of software delivery using it. We’ll take a look at how No Estimates works in an estimated world, how you really can track progress and commitments, and what that means to your team, your stakeholders, and your product delivery process. We’ll also take a look at projects that fit this model well, ones that don’t, and potential pitfalls we’ve encountered so far.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Location Details:

New Relic

111 SW 5th Ave,

27th Floor

Portland, OR 97204

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Wednesday
May 2
PSU CEPE Potential Instructor Info Session
Center For Executive and Professional Education

PSU’s Center for Executive & Professional Education (CEPE) has ongoing needs for instructional staff. If you’re interested in teaching for CEPE (or think you might be!), please join us for this info session to meet us and learn about our needs. After a presentation on our history, courses, hiring process, and what we look for in instructors, we’ll break into discussion groups so attendees can network and learn more.

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Wednesday
Jun 20
PDX Engineering Managers - Please join us for the next PDX Engineering Managers Meetup!
New Relic

Please join us for the next PDX Engineering Managers Meetup! We'll be meeting to discuss the craft of software and operations management, shipping software, and building great teams!

This meeting will have two parts:

1) Informal meet and greet (food and beverages provided by New Relic)

2) New Relic employees Brent Miller and Honey Darling will present "Team Health Assessments" — an organizational practice New Relic recently started as part of our commitment to continual reinvention which will help us understand how teams work and how product is built at New Relic.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Location Details:

New Relic

111 SW 5th Ave,

27th Floor

Portland, OR 97204

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Thursday
Jul 5
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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Wednesday
Jul 18
PDX Engineering Managers - PDX Engineering Managers: People Ops Panel Discussion
New Relic

Please join us for the next PDX Engineering Managers Meetup! We'll be meeting to discuss the craft of software and operations management, shipping software, and building great teams!

This meeting will have two parts:

1) Informal meet and greet (food and beverages provided by New Relic)

2) We will be hosting a panel discussion with People Ops leaders! The theme will be discussing how Engineering Managers can partner effectively with the HR team in their organization.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Location Details:

New Relic

111 SW 5th Ave,

27th Floor

Portland, OR 97204

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Thursday
Jul 19
Web Development 1
Free Geek

Please note: Thursday classes are held in the Classroom. Saturday classes are held in the Meeting Room.

Interested in creating a website, but don't know where to start? Join us at Free Geek for an introduction to the building blocks of the web: HTML and CSS.

Required skills: Comfort using a keyboard & mouse

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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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Thursday
Aug 2
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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Wednesday
Aug 15
PDX Engineering Managers - Please join us for the next PDX Engineering Managers Meetup!
New Relic

Please join us for the next PDX Engineering Managers Meetup! We'll be meeting to discuss the craft of software and operations management, shipping software, and building great teams!

This meeting will have two parts:

1) Informal meet and greet (food and beverages provided by New Relic)

2) A group discussion of management topics. Topics will be selected by the group during the Meetup.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Location Details:

New Relic

111 SW 5th Ave,

27th Floor

Portland, OR 97204

Website
Thursday
Aug 16
Web Development 1
Free Geek

Please note: Thursday classes are held in the Classroom. Saturday classes are held in the Meeting Room.

Interested in creating a website, but don't know where to start? Join us at Free Geek for an introduction to the building blocks of the web: HTML and CSS.

Required skills: Comfort using a keyboard & mouse

Website
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.

Website
Thursday
Aug 23
Introducing "Placemaking in the Digital Age"
Amplifed

Amplified, an experience design and technology innovation studio in Portland focused on imagining the communities of the future, is launching a new series called “Placemaking in the Digital Age” to galvanize a community around this emerging design discipline. In this series, we will discuss how we can build meaningful places where digital and physical experiences complement each other, examine design processes and methodologies, and examine the nature of design teams that create these experiences.

Join us on Thursday, August 23 as we kick off this series. Gregg Sloan, Founder and Chief Creative Officer and Janani Vasudev, Director of Experience Design at Amplified will introduce the series with a talk about what placemaking is, as well as discuss their work in the area. The 45-minute talk will be followed by a Q&A, with plenty of time in the beginning and at the end to network. Complimentary refreshments will be provided.

This event has a seating limit of 30 people. Please don’t forget to RSVP to save a spot!

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Wednesday
Aug 29
pdxFLIT August Meetup - Professional Development Workshop
Puppet

The end of August means that Fall is around the corner. Are you switching careers this season? Are you looking to get into the tech industry for the first time? This month, pdxFLIT is taking a break from presentations to host a special workshop about professional development! We'll be partnering with our friends from Intel to provide a two-hour event featuring a variety of activities. There will be opportunities to turn strengths into interview stories, participate in resume reviews, practice elevator pitches, and practice answering tricky behavioral interview questions. If you're searching for a job, take a night off to work on these valuable skills!

Workshop events will begin at 6 PM. Our event facilitators will cover introductions and elevator pitches, resumés, authentic interviewing, the STAR method, and more! There will be a variety of activities to help you practice these skills so that you can put your best foot forward when you land an interview at your dream company. If you have any questions about various aspects of this event, please contact Masen or Katie via Meetup, Twitter, email, or Slack.

This event will be fully catered thanks to our awesome sponsors at Thinkful. Pizza will be served and there will be vegan and gluten-free options available. Thinkful is an online coding bootcamp that is helping the next generation of software developers transition into the tech industry. They host a variety of events in Portland and are always accepting new students. If you're interested in learning more, be sure to check out their site at https://www.thinkful.com/.

Are you interested in speaking at a future pdxFLIT event? We're always looking for speakers - no experience is necessary! If you're interested in giving a talk, please contact Katie at [email protected].

We kindly ask that you abide by our Code of Conduct and Puppet's Code of Conduct when attending this event. They can be found at the following destinations:

Puppet: https://puppet.com/community/community-guidelines#event-code-of-conduct

pdxFLIT: https://www.meetup.com/pdxFLIT-Portland-Future-Leaders-In-Tech/photos/28737494/471776346/

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Saturday
Sep 15
MS EXCEL - ADVANCED EXCEL FORMULAS & FUNCTIONS
NedSpace

Want to take your career to the next level?

Practical, Hands-on Training for Advanced Excel Formulas & Functions

Microsoft Excel is perhaps the most important computer software program used in business today. That's why so many workers and prospective employees are required to learn Excel to enter or remain in the workplace. Unfortunately many college students, recent grads, and professionals haven’t mastered Excel or have the adequate Excel skills employers are seeking. According to Payscale, “ 80 percent of job openings require spreadsheet and word-processing software skills. Yet so many people never even give Excel a chance because it has an intimidating stigma around it.”

If you walk through the finance or accounting department at any major corporate office, you will see computer screens filled with Excel spreadsheets outlining financial results, budgets, forecasts, and plans used to make big business decisions. Marketing and Product profesionals using Excel to list customer and sales targets; managing thier sales force and planning future marketing plans based on past results. Pivot tables to quickly and easily summarize customer and sales data by category with a quick drag-and drop. HR professionals using giant spreadsheets full of employee data and understand exactly where the costs are coming from and how to best plan and control them for the future. Supply logistic professional to manage inventory and forecasts demand.

In essence, you can turn an entire department around just because you know how to manipulate data in order to get an aggregate view.

STRUCTURE OF COURSE

Advanced functions and formulas

 * Logical functions
 * Conditional functions
 * Financial functions
 * Text functions
 * Date functions
 * Array formulas

Lookups and data tables

 * Using lookup functions
 * Using MATCH and INDEX
 * Creating data tables

Advanced data management

 * Validating cell entries
 * Advanced filtering

Advanced charting

 * Chart formatting options
 * Combination charts
 * Graphical objects

PivotTables and PivotCharts

 * Working with PivotTables
 * Rearranging PivotTables
 * Formatting PivotTables
 * PivotCharts

Exporting and Importing Data

 * Exporting and importing text files
 * Getting external data

Analytical Tools

 * Goal Seek
 * Scenarios

Macros and Visual Basic

 * Running and recording a macro
 * Working with VBA code

BENEFITS

Not only are many business professionals using Excel to perform everyday functional tasks in the workplace, an increasing number of employers rely on Excel for decision support.The ability to analyze data is a powerful skill that helps you make better decisions. Microsoft Excel is one of the top tools for data analysis and the built-in pivot tables are arguably the most popular analytic tool.

MAKE YOUR RESUME STAND OUT

They are NOT seeing if you simply have Excel as a skill. They are diving deeping when it comes to determining which candidate to interview and hire. They look for Pivot Table, VLOOKUP, Macros, VBA, Conditional Formatting, Charting and Filtering…These are far more telling of your ability to an employer then writing Excel. Someone who writes VLOOKUP, Pivot Table, Filtering demonstrates an ability to analyse data and so has eliminated a potential barrier in the mind of the hiring manager reviewing your resume. In essence, use actual Excel functions in your Resume!

INCREASE YOUR EARNING POTENTIAL

Did you know that Excel know-how can instantly increase your job prospects as well as your starting salary? Excel is a transferrable skill that any hiring manager understands is critical. Research shows job applicants who know MS Excel make $22.66 per hour on average compared to the $20.14 per hour their peers make who don’t know the program. That’s roughly an extra $20 per eight-hour workday and $100 per work week, simply for knowing how to use a single computer program. Moreover, full-time employees in certain industries can see a starting salary bump of anywhere from $1,000 to $7,000 per year based on their Excel skills. That’s not chump change you can ignore.

INSPIRING ENTREPRENEUR?

A majority 63 percent of twenty-somethings want to start their own business. How will you stay organized, track data, or forecast your finances if you’re not spreadsheet-savvy? Many millennials simply want their first job. But, what about your performance once someone hires you? The biggest complaint employers have about millennials is that they lack basic hard and soft skills.These skills include things like teamwork and problem solving, but also basic administrative skills like MS Word and Powerpoint. Once you’re hired, you want to meet the basic requirements of your role without stressing.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Martin Jetton has 30+ years of advanced supply chain analytics, predictive analytics, and statistical consulting experience. He's currently a Principal at the Liberty Advisor Group, where he works in advanced supply chain analytics. In his previous role, he was the Senior Predictive Consultant at Corios; where he developed predictive models and scorecards, forecast trends, identify uncertainties, and assign the ideal strategies to maximize performance. The firm’s clients are in the banking, brokerage, credit, utilities and healthcare industries.

WHO SHOULD COME?

People whose work is completed through MS Excel; Software Engineers, Finance Professionals, HR Professionals, Marketing Professionals, Project Managers, Technology Professionals.

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS?

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: PLEASE CONTACT US AT [email protected].

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Wednesday
Sep 19
PDX Engineering Managers - PDX Eng Mgrs Talk: The Need to Belong: The Neuroscience of Inclusion
New Relic

Please join us for the next PDX Engineering Managers Meetup! We'll be meeting to discuss the craft of software and operations management, shipping software, and building great teams!

This meeting will have two parts:

1) Informal meet and greet (food and beverages provided by New Relic)

2) A talk by New Relic's Rachel Etnire! Title: "The Need to Belong: The Neuroscience of Inclusion".

Description:
What happens to our brains when we’re rejected in social situations or made to feel less than? Surprisingly, the neuroscience behind these reactions is similar to that of our early ancestors - but their survival was at stake. Most of the threats that our brains now face involve inclusion ( or lack of) in our workplace. In this talk I will address diversity and inclusion, with a focus on inclusivity and the neuroscience behind it.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Location Details:

New Relic

111 SW 5th Ave,

27th Floor

Portland, OR 97204

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Thursday
Sep 20
PDX Veterans in Technology - September Networking Event
Jama Software

Join us for our monthly professional networking event. Our keynote speaker is Alex Vasquez, Information Security Project Manager at Viewpoint.

This is a great opportunity to build real connections with experienced technologists in Portland. PDX Veterans in Technology is a non-profit dedicated to assisting active-duty, reservist, and returning veterans with reintegration into the local tech community. Our organization is committed to helping create, advance, and maximize the careers of current veterans in technology within the Portland, Oregon and surrounding areas. These networking events are open to the public as well.

Agenda:
5:30pm - Event kick off, catering served

6:00pm - Group announcements, job opportunities

6:15pm - Keynote speaker

7:00pm - More networking

7:30pm - Event ends

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