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May 4
#FullStackPDX : Code Critique

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Wednesday
Jul 23, 2008
FOSCON 2008: Cooking with Ruby
CubeSpace [ *sniff* out of business 12 June 2009]

FOSCON 2008: Cooking with Ruby

What: FOSCON is a free, fun gathering of Ruby fans held during an evening of O'Reilly's OSCON conference with cool presentations, food, discussions, and a live coding competition. Who: Anyone interested in Ruby, whether you're just curious or a seasoned pro. Where: CubeSpace, Portland, Oregon near the Oregon Convention Center (directions). When: Wednesday, July 23, 2008 from 6pm-9pm. Why: The Portland Ruby Brigade user group wants to share the joy of Ruby with you.

Presentations * IronRuby: John Lam * Selectricity and RubyVote: Benjamin Mako Hill * Ruby performance: Brian Ford * Musical glasses: Gregory Borenstein * Five minutes with Selenium: Ian Dees, author of "Scripted GUI Testing with Ruby" * Ruby culture: Audrey Eschright, Reid Beels and Igal Koshevoy of Calagator * Ruby server automation: Igal Koshevoy on AutomateIt * Ruby on Rails profiling: M. Edward Borasky on applying Linux OProfile * Ruby web development: John Labovitz on Gossamer, a microframework to spin websites out of distributed, lightweight, ephemeral resources * Live coding competition: Ruby on Rails, and hopefully Python Django, PHP Symfony, Drupal, and/or GemStone/S Smalltalk Seaside (details)

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Saturday
Sep 6, 2008
Luz, the Ruby Music Visualizer, Code Sprint
CubeSpace [ *sniff* out of business 12 June 2009]

Luz is a Ruby music visualization playground, aiming to create a simple, beautiful GUI for artists, and simple, beautiful code for us! (I heart Ruby!!)

We are holding the first-ever Luz code sprint:

  • Saturday, Sep 6th, 10am to 6pm at CubeSpace

(we had talked about doing it on sunday, but no: it's saturday)

This event is open to EVERYONE. Even if you don't know Ruby yet, there are plenty of ways to join in, from writing/improving the English descriptions for the 150+ existing plugins, to thinking of new plugins, or even just playing with Luz! :)

I'll bring all my gear for people to use: a wacom tablet, midi controller with gobs of dials and knobs, a gamepad, and we'll hook up to the projector.

Join us this Saturday! I really hope to see you there!

-Ian

p.s. if you want to try out Luz ahead of time, it's super easy:

1) sudo apt-get install bzr ruby1.8 libgtk2-ruby libglade2-ruby libgtkglext1-ruby librmagick-ruby1.8 libcairo-ruby libsdl-ruby1.8 2) bzr branch https://code.launchpad.net/~ian-mcintosh/luz/trunk luz 3) ./luz_editor.rb

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Thursday
Sep 11, 2008
Luz Code Sprint - Ruby music visualization
CubeSpace [ *sniff* out of business 12 June 2009]

Luz is a Ruby music visualization playground, aiming to create a simple, beautiful GUI for artists, and simple, beautiful code internally!

This event is open to EVERYONE, from coders to artists to musicians, everyone's input and contributions will be super useful.

I'm especially eager to see:

  • 2d sketch artists
  • OpenGL enthusiasts
  • Cairo enthusiasts

Please don't hesitate to invite your friends! :)

We'll have some fun inputs to play with: a wacom tablet, a console with gobs of dials and knobs, a gamepad, and hopefully we'll be able to hook up to the projector.

If you want to try out Luz ahead of time, it's super easy. In Ubuntu:

1) sudo apt-get install bzr ruby1.8 libgtk2-ruby libglade2-ruby libgtkglext1-ruby librmagick-ruby1.8 libcairo-ruby libsdl-ruby1.8 2) bzr branch https://code.launchpad.net/~ian-mcintosh/luz/trunk luz 3) ./luz_editor.rb

Thursday
Sep 18, 2008
Luz Code Sprint -- Music Visualization in Ruby
CubeSpace [ *sniff* out of business 12 June 2009]

I'm happy to announce the third Luz Code Sprint, happening this Thursday the 18th, 5-9pm at CubeSpace.

Luz is a Ruby music visualization playground, aiming to create a simple, beautiful GUI for artists, and simple, beautiful code for us! (I heart Ruby!!)

This event is open to EVERYONE, from coders to artists to musicians, everyone's input and contributions will be super useful.

I'm especially eager to see:

  • 2d sketch artists
  • OpenGL enthusiasts
  • Cairo enthusiasts

So please don't hesitate to invite your friends! :)

I'll bring all my gear for people to play with: a wacom tablet, a console with gobs of dials and knobs, a gamepad, and hopefully we'll be able to hook up to the projector.

Join us this Thursday! I really hope to see you there!

-Ian

p.s. if you want to try out Luz ahead of time, it's super easy. In Ubuntu:

1) sudo apt-get install bzr ruby1.8 libgtk2-ruby libglade2-ruby libgtkglext1-ruby librmagick-ruby1.8 libcairo-ruby libsdl-ruby1.8 2) bzr branch https://code.launchpad.net/~ian-mcintosh/luz/trunk luz 3) ./luz_editor.rb

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Tuesday
Oct 7, 2008
pdx.rb, Ruby Brigade October Meeting
CubeSpace [ *sniff* out of business 12 June 2009]

To be decided.

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Saturday
Oct 11, 2008
Calagator Code Sprint
CubeSpace [ *sniff* out of business 12 June 2009]

Join us to work on adding features and improving Calagator!

We have a full-day code sprint on Saturday at CubeSpace starting at 10am and ending around 6pm. You don't have to be there for the full day, join us for however much time you'd like to contribute.

Some possible tasks for the sprint include adding data versioning and rollback, improving Google Calendar compatibility, and reviewing whether we'd like to include basic reservation support as seen on this demo site: http://calagator-with-reservations.demo.pragmaticraft.com:81/events/1250455702

Everyone is welcome to participate, even those that haven't been at a code sprint before. These events are great for learning more about Ruby and Rails, agile programming, and finding ways to work better with other technical people in a friendly environment while making a genuine contribution to a community project.

Join us!

-igal

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Tuesday
Nov 4, 2008
Ruby: pdx.rb November meeting
CubeSpace [ *sniff* out of business 12 June 2009]

pdx.rb is a gathering of Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon, area.

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Thursday
Nov 13, 2008
Ruby GUI testing talk by Ian Dees
Powell's Technical Books

Ian Dees's Scripted GUI Testing with Ruby (Pragmatic Bookshelf) is a practical, quick-moving tutorial based on real-world GUI applications. The book uses examples from Windows, OS X, and cross-platform Java desktop programs as well as Web applications. You'll develop test scripts in Ruby. You don't need to be a Ruby expert to use this book, but basic comfort with the language will be helpful.

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Tuesday
Dec 2, 2008
Portland Ruby Brigade
CubeSpace [ *sniff* out of business 12 June 2009]

pdx.rb is a gathering of Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon, area.

The next meeting of the Portland Ruby Brigade is coming up.

If you have a topic you'd like to present, please post to the mailing list so we can make sure that you get a spot.

Possible topics * Rails 2.2 features and changes review -- http://guides.rubyonrails.org/2_2_release_notes.html * Providing Ruby with access to C libraries through SWIG -- http://github.com/igal/libical_with_ruby/tree/master/README_for_Ruby.txt * ...?

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Thursday
Dec 4, 2008
Calagator CodeSprint
CubeSpace [ *sniff* out of business 12 June 2009]

Join us to work on adding features and improving Calagator!

Everyone is welcome to participate, even those that haven't been at a code sprint before. These events are great for learning more about Ruby and Rails, agile programming, and finding ways to work better with other technical people in a friendly environment while making a genuine contribution to a community project.

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Saturday
Dec 20, 2008
Calagator mini code sprint
Urban Grind Coffee House

NOTICE: Unlike usual sprints, this would be at noon, not 10m, and at UGNW, not CubeSpace.

I'd like to have a mini code sprint this weekend. Everyone is welcome, no programming experience required, although it'd be useful.

UGNW is near the Streetcar, so getting there even in bad weather should work okay.

We can talk about what we want to do with recurring events, the with_my_events branch, supporting multiple regions, supporting multiple instances, and supporting categories. We may even get some coding done too. :)

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Tuesday
Jan 6, 2009
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
CubeSpace [ *sniff* out of business 12 June 2009]

pdx.rb is a gathering of Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon, area.

Presentations: - "Using the Ruby DBI, a low-level database interface" by Erik Hollensbe, the DBI maintainer - "Exploring the DataMapper ORM" with Jesse Hallett. - ...and often many others spontaneously added during meeting

Other possible topics: - What's new in Ruby 1.9.1? - What's new in Rails 2.2? - ...and more!

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Saturday
Jan 24, 2009
Calagator code sprint
CubeSpace [ *sniff* out of business 12 June 2009]

Come join us to work on improving Calagator in recognition of its 1 year birthday. We'll have a birthday party afterward.

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Calagator 1st year birthday party
Side Door

Join us for a party to celebrate Calagator's 1st birthday!

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Tuesday
Feb 3, 2009
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
CubeSpace [ *sniff* out of business 12 June 2009]

A user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon, area.

Presentations will include: * Monty Williams of GemStone's MagLev Alpha * Jesse Hallett on Rack, middleware and its role in Rails 2.3 * Don Park on OAuth and the Rails plugin * Dane Jensen on EventMachine and Thin * M. Edward (Ed) Borasky on Ruby 1.9.1 performance comparisons * ...and much more!

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Saturday
Feb 21, 2009
Calagator code sprint at RecentChangesCamp (RCC)
University Place Hotel

Join us to improve Calagator at RecentChangesCamp. We've got new patches to review and extend, e.g., theming, logins, letting users say "I'm going" to an event, and much more.

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Friday
Feb 27, 2009
Puppet PDX Meetup: Config Management, Cloud Computing, and Beer!
Paddy's Bar & Grill

Come join us on Friday, Feb 27, at Paddy's Bar and Grill (SW 1st/Yamhill) from 6-8 pm for Puppet PDX, an opportunity to get together and talk about all things related to configuration management, tools, best practices, and generally how to get to the pub by 4 o'clock.

This is the first meetup. Hopefully we can get organized, get to know each other, and decide on what the goals of the group should be.

So if you are interested in automation, configuration management, cloud computing, and large scale computing environments, come join us for a few drinks and some lively chatter.

Please RSVP by sending an email to [email protected] so that we can get a bigger room if needed.

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Tuesday
Mar 3, 2009
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
CubeSpace [ *sniff* out of business 12 June 2009]

The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon, area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby and its uses.

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Sunday
Mar 22, 2009
Open Source Bridge code, text and outreach sprint
Ristretto Roasters (N Williams)

Join us to work on one or more of the following tasks to help the Open Source Bridge conference:

  1. Code: Add features and specs to the OpenConferenceWare conference app. Our task list and source code are online. Join in if you've got Ruby on Rails coding experience, such as contributing code to Calagator.

  2. Text: Compose documents for outreach to user groups, educational institutions, open source projects, and the like.

  3. Outreach: Contact user group leaders, educators, open source projects, mailing lists, etc to encourage them to spread the word about the conference and submit proposals.

We'll meet up at Ristretto[1] at 10am, then move on to a working lunch nearby at the Lompoc 5th Quadrant[2]. Some members will leave as soon as 2pm, but others will stay on later. Join us for however much of this you can.

Thanks!

-igal

[1] Ristretto Coffee: 3808 N Williams Ave, Portland, OR 97213 -- http://ristrettoroasters.com/2008/10/dylans-photo-tour/#more-111 [2] Lompoc, 5th Quadrant: 3901 N Williams Ave, Portland, OR -- http://www.newoldlompoc.com/5thquadranthome.html

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Sunday
Apr 5, 2009
Open Source Bridge code and outreach sprint
Urban Grind Coffee House

Please join us on Sunday, April 5th to work on:

  1. Code: Add features and specs (tests) to the OpenConferenceWare (OCW) conference app. Join in if you have Ruby on Rails coding experience, such as contributing code to Calagator. See task list for details.

  2. Outreach: Contact user group leaders, educators, open source projects, mailing lists, etc to encourage them to spread the word about the conference and submit proposals.

We'll meet up at Northwest Urban Grind at 10am. Later in the day, we'll have a working lunch at the dining space between the Hot Lips Pizza and Laughing Planet at the Ecotrust Building. Join us for however much of this you can.

Thanks!

-igal

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Tuesday
Apr 7, 2009
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
CubeSpace [ *sniff* out of business 12 June 2009]

The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon, area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby and its uses.

Presentations will include: * Igal Koshevoy: "Message queues showdown: Kestrel, AMQP, Starling, Sparrow, MemcacheQ, Delayed::Job, Beanstalk" * Bill Burcham: "Experiences migrating from EC2 to Heroku" * Jesse Hallett: "Protecting against CSRF attacks" (Cross-Site Request Forgery) * Markus Roberts: "Symbolic expressions that lets you capture expressions (generally numeric) as introspectable tree structures, manipulate them, evaluate them, etc." * Ed Borasky: "Overview of the Twitter API libraries"

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Saturday
Apr 18, 2009
Open Source Bridge work sprint
Urban Grind Coffee House

Please join us on Saturday, April 18th to work on:

  1. Code: Add features to our OpenConferenceWare conference app. Join in if you have Ruby on Rails coding experience. We’re planning to add a schedule grid, personal schedule planner, personal schedule export, and other improvements.
  2. Tests: Add specs (tests) to currently uncovered code and refactor code for clarity and correctness. Join in if you have RSpec or Cucumber experience.
  3. Outreach: Contact speakers, compose articles, and publicize the sessions.
  4. Attendee wiki: Provide structure and content for a wiki that attendees can use to share information, like where to eat, what to do, etc.
  5. Birds of Feather sessions (BoFs) planning: Prepare wiki instructions, Google spreadsheet, or requirements for a custom Rails app to capture registrations for BoFs.
  6. Hacker lounge planning: Prepare projects and structure for arranging space in the 24-hour hacker lounge.

We’ll meet up at Urban Grind Northwest at 10am. Later in the day, we’ll have a working lunch at BridgePort Brew Pub. Join us for however much of this you can.

Thanks!

PS: If you plan to participate, please also join mailing lists related to your interest area.

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Monday
May 4, 2009
RailsConf 2009
through Las Vegas Hilton

Happening May 4-7, 2009 at the Las Vegas Hilton, RailsConf is the official event for the Ruby on Rails community. If you're passionate about Rails and what it helps you achieve—or are curious about how Rails can help you create web frameworks better and faster—RailsConf is the place to be.

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Tuesday
May 5, 2009
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
CubeSpace [ *sniff* out of business 12 June 2009]

The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon, area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby and its uses.

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Tuesday
Jun 2, 2009
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
CubeSpace [ *sniff* out of business 12 June 2009]

The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon, area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby and its uses.

Website
Tuesday
Jul 7, 2009
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting (pdxruby)
Robert Half Technology, 2nd Floor Conference Room

The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby and its uses.

NEW VENUE: This meeting's space is kindly provided by Robert Half Technology at their 2nd Floor Conference Room. Enter the KOIN Tower from SW Columbia between 2nd and 3rd Avenue, take the back elevators to the 2nd floor, and then follow the Ruby signs.

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Thursday
Jul 9, 2009
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Join us for a weekly hackathon at the Lucky Lab.

Planned projects include

You can bring your own project, work collaboratively with others or just watch.

PS Its not a Perl only thing.

Thursday
Jul 16, 2009
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Join us for a weekly hackathon at the Lucky Lab.

Planned projects include

You can bring your own project, work collaboratively with others or work on your own thing and kibitz with other programmers. We'll have plenty of power strips.

We'll be in the back left corner (if you're facing the bar) where the power outlets are.

PS Its not a Perl only thing.

Thursday
Jul 23, 2009
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Join us for a weekly hackathon at the Lucky Lab.

You can bring your own project, work collaboratively with others or work on your own thing and kibitz with other programmers. We'll have plenty of power strips.

We'll be in the back left corner (if you're facing the bar) where the power outlets are.

PS Its not a Perl only thing.

Thursday
Jul 30, 2009
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Join us for a weekly hackathon at the Lucky Lab.

You can bring your own project, work collaboratively with others or work on your own thing and kibitz with other programmers. We'll have plenty of power strips.

We'll be in the back left corner (if you're facing the bar) where the power outlets are.

PS Its not a Perl only thing.

Tuesday
Aug 4, 2009
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting - Non-relational Ruby data stores: CouchDB, MongoDB, Tokyo Tyrant
Robert Half Technology, 2nd Floor Conference Room

The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon, area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby and its uses.

Some of tonight's presentations:

Igal Koshevoy will give an overview of a few different data stores. He will focus mostly on MongoDB and Tokyo Tyrant; but he will also touch on CouchDB. Igal will discuss the pros and cons of these databases, features, performance and how they stack up to relational databases.

Jesse Hallett will expand on CouchDB with an overview of some Ruby libraries that provide high-level interfaces to CouchDB and an open source ORM he's building on top of it. These are the early days of non-relational databases. So in my opinion this is a good time to think hard about what a high-level interface should look like.

There will be a definite Ruby slant to this meeting. But there should also be a lot of information covered that will be useful to people working with any language.

Markus Roberts will tease and amaze us with a new Ruby mystery code sample.

...and more!

NEW VENUE: This meeting’s space is kindly provided by Robert Half Technology at their 2nd Floor Conference Room. Enter the KOIN Tower from SW Columbia between 2nd and 3rd Avenue, take the back elevators to the 2nd floor, and then follow the Ruby signs.

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Thursday
Aug 6, 2009
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Join us for a weekly hackathon at the Lucky Lab.

You can bring your own project, work collaboratively with others or just watch.

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Thursday
Aug 13, 2009
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Join us for a weekly hackathon at the Lucky Lab.

You can bring your own project, work collaboratively with others or just watch.

Website
Thursday
Aug 20, 2009
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Join us for a weekly hackathon at the Lucky Lab.

You can bring your own project, work collaboratively with others or just watch.

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Thursday
Aug 27, 2009
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Join us for a weekly hackathon at the Lucky Lab.

You can bring your own project, work collaboratively with others or just watch.

Website
Tuesday
Sep 1, 2009
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting: CouchDB, iPhone + Cucumber
Robert Half Technology, 2nd Floor Conference Room

The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon, area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby and its uses.

VENUE: This meeting’s space is kindly provided by Robert Half Technology at their 2nd Floor Conference Room. Enter the KOIN Tower from SW Columbia between 2nd and 3rd Avenue, take the back elevators to the 2nd floor, and then follow the pdxruby signs.

PRESENTATIONS

  1. "Ruby Persistence with CouchDB", Jesse Hallett

There are several libraries out there that provide high level interfaces between Ruby and CouchDB. I will give an overview of some of them, discuss the pros and cons of each, and show how these libraries make working with CouchDB easier. Along the way I will talk about the particular types of problems that CouchDB is good at solving.

Jesse Hallett has been designing web applications with Ruby for nearly three years now. He has worked on administrative / record-keeping applications, CMS and Ecommerce platforms, and various other pieces of software. He spends as much time as possible with his fellow geeks in organizations like the Portland Ruby Brigade and the Portland JavaScript Admirers. Jesse has developed a strong interest in the evolving state-of-the-art of client-side JavaScript technology and next generation databases. Jesse is currently developing JavaScript technology at Jive Software.

  1. "Testing iPhone apps with Ruby and Cucumber", Ian Dees

This talk begins with a survey of the landscape of iPhone UI testing. In particular, we’ll discuss the groundbreaking work done by Matt Gallagher in stimulating and spidering the iPhone UI with an XPath test script. That will be a natural jumping-off point to explain why a full-fledged “GUI driver” for iPhone apps has been long in coming. We’ll look at different ways to prod at application code, and discuss the tradeoffs. Finally, I’ll introduce a simple library of Ruby glue code to connect Cucumber test scripts to the iPhone. The technique will be very basic, but just powerful enough to test a simple iPhone app.

Ian Dees saw his first Timex Sinclair 1000 over 20 years ago, and was instantly hooked. Since then, he’s debugged embedded assembly code using an oscilloscope, written desktop apps in C++, and joyfully employed scripting languages to make testing less painful. Ian currently writes GUI code for handheld instruments as a Software Engineer at Tektronix. Ian is the author of the book Scripted GUI Testing With Ruby: http://pragprog.com/titles/idgtr

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Thursday
Sep 3, 2009
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Join us for a weekly hackathon at the Lucky Lab.

You can bring your own project, work collaboratively with others or just watch.

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Thursday
Sep 10, 2009
PDX Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Do stuff with a computer, while drinking.

Thursday
Sep 17, 2009
PDX Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with your computer amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer.

Thursday
Sep 24, 2009
PDX Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Join us for a weekly hackathon at the Lucky Lab.

You can bring your own project, work collaboratively with others or just watch. There will be some folks working on euler_bench (http://github.com/notbenh/euler_bench/tree), but there is no requirement on what you wish to work on.

In short we do stuff with a computer, while drinking, and we would love to have you join in the fun.

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Friday
Sep 25, 2009
HacPDX: Portland Haskell Hackathon
through Portland State University FAB, Room 86-09

HacPDX is an opportunity to join Portland Haskell hackers in building and improving Hackage libraries and tools. If you've never been, Hackathons are typically not only a good opportunity for experienced devs to work together but also a great way for newcomers to get involved in the community.

Visit this website for complete details: http://www.haskell.org/haskellwiki/HacPDX

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Thursday
Oct 1, 2009
PDX Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Join us for a weekly hackathon at the Lucky Lab.

You can bring your own project, work collaboratively with others or just watch. There will be some folks working on euler_bench (http://github.com/notbenh/euler_bench/tree), but there is no requirement on what you wish to work on.

In short we do stuff with a computer, while drinking, and we would love to have you join in the fun.

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Tuesday
Oct 6, 2009
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
Robert Half Technology, 2nd Floor Conference Room

The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon, area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby and its uses.

VENUE: This meeting’s space is kindly provided by Robert Half Technology at their 2nd Floor Conference Room. Enter the KOIN Tower from SW Columbia between 2nd and 3rd Avenue, take the back elevators to the 2nd floor, and then follow the pdxruby signs.

PRESENTATIONS

  1. "Ruby, Parser Generators, and External DSLs", Luke Kanies

Using Puppet's Parser as an example, we'll talk about using Parser Generators like YACC and ANTLR to create complete external DSLs - why you would, why you wouldn't, and what's different about them. We'll even delve into some of the more complicated bits like abstract syntax trees.

Luke Kanies has been publishing and speaking on his work in Unix administration since 1997. He has focused on tool development since 2001, developing and publishing multiple simple sysadmin tools and contributing to established products like Cfengine. He founded Reductive Labs in 2005 as a response to the stagnation in sysadmin tools, to be a vehicle for changing the way we interact with and manage our computers. He founded and is the project lead for Puppet, an open-source automation framework written in Ruby, and he is always researching and developing new ways to make it easier to talk to computers on your terms. He has presented on Puppet and other tools around the world, including at OSCON, LISA, Linux.Conf.au, and FOSS.in.

  1. "MapProjection, a geographical projection library for Ruby", Duncan Beevers

Duncan is a wrangler of many technologies, primarily Ruby, Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, and ActionScript these days at Kongregate.

  1. We're looking for more talks, suggest yours on the mailing list today!
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Thursday
Oct 8, 2009
PDX Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Join us for a weekly hackathon at the Lucky Lab.

You can bring your own project, work collaboratively with others or just watch. There will be some folks working on euler_bench (http://github.com/notbenh/euler_bench/tree), but there is no requirement on what you wish to work on.

In short we do stuff with a computer, while drinking, and we would love to have you join in the fun.

Website
Thursday
Oct 15, 2009
PDX Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Join us for a weekly hackathon at the Lucky Lab.

You can bring your own project, work collaboratively with others or just watch. There will be some folks working on euler_bench (http://github.com/notbenh/euler_bench/tree), but there is no requirement on what you wish to work on.

In short we do stuff with a computer, while drinking, and we would love to have you join in the fun.

Website
Thursday
Oct 22, 2009
PDX Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Join us for a weekly hackathon at the Lucky Lab.

You can bring your own project, work collaboratively with others or just watch. There will be some folks working on euler_bench (http://github.com/notbenh/euler_bench/tree), but there is no requirement on what you wish to work on.

In short we do stuff with a computer, while drinking, and we would love to have you join in the fun.

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Thursday
Oct 29, 2009
PDX Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with your computer amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer.

Tuesday
Nov 3, 2009
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
Robert Half Technology, 2nd Floor Conference Room

The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon, area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby and its uses.

VENUE: This meeting’s space is kindly provided by Robert Half Technology at their 2nd Floor Conference Room. Enter the KOIN Tower from SW Columbia between 2nd and 3rd Avenue, take the back elevators to the 2nd floor, and then follow the pdxruby signs.

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Thursday
Nov 5, 2009
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

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Thursday
Nov 12, 2009
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

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Saturday
Nov 14, 2009
Parot Virtual Machine Opcode Testing Hackathon
through The Interwebs

In preparation for Parrot VM 1.8.0 being released next Tuesday, there is a world-wide testing hackathon this weekend, to improve test coverage of our opcodes, i.e. tests that live in t/op/ in the Parrot repo.

For info about how to get Parrot: http://www.parrot.org/download

There is also a Parrot mirror on github: http://github.com/leto/parrot

There are many Parrot hackers in Portland, so a group of us may decide to meet at a coffee shop or some other establishment. Follow @parrotvm on Twitter (@parrot on identi.ca) and @dukeleto on Twitter (@leto on identi.ca) for the latest updates.

Useful links: https://trac.parrot.org/parrot/wiki/OpcodeTestingHackathon http://wknight8111.blogspot.com/2009/06/parrot4newbies-test-suite.html

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Thursday
Nov 19, 2009
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Website
Tuesday
Dec 1, 2009
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
Robert Half Technology, 2nd Floor Conference Room

Meeting topics: * Markus Roberts presents some particularly puzzling code. * Maher Hawash presents BrowseCMS. * Igal Koshevoy presents ActiveScaffold and home-brewed Snippets. * Other Ruby-based CMS/blog discussions. * ...your great talk here! * And many other topics that come up at the meeting.

The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon, area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby and its uses.

VENUE: This meeting’s space is kindly provided by Robert Half Technology at their 2nd Floor Conference Room. Enter the KOIN Tower from SW Columbia between 2nd and 3rd Avenue, take the back elevators to the 2nd floor, and then follow the pdxruby signs.

Website
Thursday
Dec 3, 2009
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Website
Thursday
Dec 10, 2009
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Website
Saturday
Dec 12, 2009
Calagator code sprint
NedSpace Old Town

Help us improve Calagator -- join us for a code sprint.

Everyone is welcome to participate, even those that haven't been at a code sprint before. These events are great for learning more about creating software, agile development, Ruby and Rails, and finding ways to work better with others in a friendly environment, all while making a genuine contribution to an open source community project. We'll work iteratively throughout the day, so you can still help out even if you go to just part of the event.

See you there!

Website
Thursday
Dec 17, 2009
PDX Weekly Hackathon
through Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

http://twitter.com/pdxhackathon for up to the minute shenanigan news

Website
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Website
Tuesday
Jan 5, 2010
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
Robert Half Technology, 2nd Floor Conference Room

ABOUT: The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon, area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby and its uses.

VENUE: This meeting’s space is kindly provided by Robert Half Technology at their 2nd Floor Conference Room. Enter the KOIN Tower from SW Columbia between 2nd and 3rd Avenue, take the back elevators to the 2nd floor, and then follow the pdxruby signs.

Website
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
Robert Half Technology, 2nd Floor Conference Room

The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon, area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby and its uses.

VENUE: This meeting’s space is kindly provided by Robert Half Technology at their 2nd Floor Conference Room. Enter the KOIN Tower from SW Columbia between 2nd and 3rd Avenue, take the back elevators to the 2nd floor, and then follow the pdxruby signs.

Website
Thursday
Jan 7, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Thursday
Jan 14, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Thursday
Jan 21, 2010
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Lucky Labrador Brew Pub Website
Thursday
Jan 28, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Sunday
Jan 31, 2010
Silverlight Hackathon - Install Clinic
Stumptown

The Install Clinic has moved to Stumptown

Stuart Celarier is running an Install Clinic at Stumptown starting at 10am. After the clinic, it is a short walk to Souk where we'll be starting the main event at 1pm.

The Install Clinic is an opportunity to drop in, grab a cup of coffee, and Prepare Your System for the Hackathon. Depending on what software you have to install, and the speed of your laptop, it can take some time for the installs to run. You might want to do those installations at home, but if you're like me, these things can sometimes get put off to the last minute. Well, here is your formal last minute to get ready.

It's also an opportunity to schmooze, and if you get set up early you can help others or even try your hand at some impromptu Silverlight hacking.

I am working to get installation media onto CDs or USB drives so we're not all trying to download off the Internets.

As with any install, I'd highly recommend that you ensure that your system backup is current and valid before getting started. 'Nuf said.

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Silverlight Hackathon

Silverlight Hackathon - Sunday Jan 31st 1pm-5:55pm Event Sponsors: IT Motives, Get It Right, Souk

We've got a great place to hang out, and the Silverlight Hackathon is a go! Meet us downtown at Souk, and we're going to have a great day of working on Silverlight. We've had some great project suggestions, and we'll break down into groups and work on projects that we find fun. Are you new to Silverlight? This is a great chance to get started. We've already had several people offer to help beginners out.

RSVPs not necessary Still, if you have 5 seconds, let us know you're coming by clicking on this poll: Hackathon RSVP Poll

FAQ/Wiki Want to know how to prepare your system for Silverlight? Want to arrange a project? Go to the Hackathon Wiki

Where? Souk downtown (http://local.google.com/local?f=q&hl=en&q=322+NW+6th+Avenue,+Portland,+OR&ie=UTF8&om=1&hq=&hnear=322+NW+6th+Ave,+Portland,+Multnomah,+Oregon+97209&ll=45.525532,-122.676194&spn=0.010809,0.028818&z=16&iwloc=A ). It's super close to all kinds of Bus/Max stops, and there's a easy Smart Park close. Since it's Sunday, I expect there will even be street parking options.

Souk's direction page: http://www.soukllc.com/directions.html Public Transportation souk is located on the Max Green Line/Yellow Line (China Town Stop) and the bus route. The nearby streetcar also accesses souk a few blocks away. Consult www.trimet.org for more information. By Bike Bike lockers are within a couple blocks, and U bike racks are available on souk's block. By Car Zipcar's closest spot is at Flanders and 4th. The closest garage is on Everett at 5 th one block away. Smartpark has garages within a few blocks at Naito and NW Davis and at Station Place (at the westside foot of the Broadway Bridge). Additionally, there are several outdoor lots within a few blocks of souk.

What do I need? A laptop capable of running Dev Studio/Silverlight: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/dd823311.aspx

What can I do to help? Burn some CD/DVDs. We need SL3 Tools + Blend/Dev Express, SL 4 Tools and Blend/Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2. Bring a (labelled) extension cord/power strip Bring a projector (please let us know if you can do this)

Portland Silverlight User Group Sponsors Platinum Sponsors: Vertigo Software Location Sponsors: Webtrends

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Tuesday
Feb 2, 2010
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
Robert Half Technology, 2nd Floor Conference Room

The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby and its uses.

VENUE: This meeting’s space is kindly provided by Robert Half Technology at their 2nd Floor Conference Room. Enter the KOIN Tower from SW Columbia between 2nd and 3rd Avenue, take the back elevators to the 2nd floor, and then follow the pdxruby signs.

Website
Thursday
Feb 4, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Thursday
Feb 11, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Thursday
Feb 18, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Thursday
Feb 25, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Mar 1, 2010
Portland Puppet Users Group
Puppet Labs [OLD LOCATION, NO LONGER IN USE]

Local users of Puppet and anyone interested in configuration management are invited to the downtown Portland Reductive Labs offices for food, drink, and a demonstration of the Puppet Dashboard.

Website
Tuesday
Mar 2, 2010
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
Robert Half Technology, 2nd Floor Conference Room

Topics: - Ruby Hangman puzzle by Markus Roberts - Sinatra and DataMapper by Jesse Cooke - Bundler by Igal Koshevoy - Coping with fixtures and fixture-like constructs discussion - More!

GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby and its uses.

VENUE: This meeting’s space is kindly provided by Robert Half Technology at their 2nd Floor Conference Room. Enter the KOIN Tower from SW Columbia between 2nd and 3rd Avenue, take the back elevators to the 2nd floor, and then follow the pdxruby signs.

Website
Thursday
Mar 4, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Thursday
Mar 11, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Mar 15, 2010
pdxruby: Ruby fixtures alternatives exploration and dinner
Market Street Pub

Join a few Ruby programmers for dinner to explore alternatives to fixtures for use in tests.

We'd like to co-present our findings at the next pdxruby meeting.

Libraries we'd like to explore include factory_girl, machinist, and others: http://www.ruby-toolbox.com/categories/rails_fixture_replacement.html

We can use existing open source Ruby software to experiment with, by making a branch, trying out the library, and requesting a merge if we like the changes. Apps we can contribute to include http://calagator.org , http://openconferenceware.org and http://pdxruby.org.

Website
Thursday
Mar 18, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Thursday
Mar 25, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Wednesday
Mar 31, 2010
Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH & Wacom Technology Corporation Present: Light Troupe Drawing in the Fourth Dimension
PCC Cascade Campus

Come on out and join Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH & Wacom Technology Corporation as they present:

Light Troupe, a local Portland movement, exploring the boundaries of entertainment and audio visual simultaneous interactivity while drawing in the 4th dimension.

Intrigued?

For the programmers in the audience, Luz Studio, OpenGL and Ruby will be discussed.

For the visual and audio artists in the audience, there will be an opportunity to play while interacting with the code the developers write on the spot! Wacom Tablets, Wiimotes and MIDI devices will be used as a means of interface.

That means you can expect to see 2D drawing in 3D space animated over time A demonstration with at least a 4-person, simultaneous drawing to be followed by live audience participation!

This is super fun stuff; computer graphics, music, animation, spontaneous creativity, happy excited people - come see for yourself and participate!

SIGGRAPH events are non-profit. It is free for SIGGRAPH members and $5 for non-members, and includes lots of tasty food!

Please register at EventBrite so we know how much food to buy!

http://cascadesiggraphmarch2010.eventbrite.com/

Website
Thursday
Apr 1, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Apr 5, 2010
Portland Puppet Users Group
Puppet Labs [OLD LOCATION, NO LONGER IN USE]

This time around Cody Herriges, the Lead Unix Administrator from Portland State University's Computer Action Team which provides computer infrastructure for the Maseeh College of Computer Engineering and Computer Science will be presenting their puppet implementation. An ever growing and re-factored monstrosity of genius. If you have ever thought about implementing Puppet but wanted to see real use cases before biting the bullet you will get it here.

Website
Tuesday
Apr 6, 2010
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
Robert Half Technology, 2nd Floor Conference Room

The next Ruby Brigade meeting is coming soon. We've got a some great content lined up, including a special guest from Engine Yard traveling up to Portland just to give us a talk.

PRESENTATIONS:

  1. "Ruby Hangman: April Fools Special" -- Markus Roberts will confound and amaze you with his latest puzzle.

  2. "Machine Learning and Data Mining Using Ruby" -- Randall Thomas will present a quick and dirty introduction to machine learning and data mining, describe effective ways to apply these, and show how to make use of these using Ruby. Randall works at Engine Yard, is a classically-trained musician, tinkers with robotics, and enjoys coding with Ruby, Erlang and OCaml.

  3. "Ruby fixture replacement issues and factory_girl tutorial" -- Igal Koshevoy will provide an overview of the Ruby tools, methods and divergent needs discussed at our recent fixture replacements meetup. He will also provide a quick tutorial of the "factory_girl" fixtures replacement library.

  4. "Mid-month unstructured activity meetup discussion" -- The meetup to discuss fixtures replacement was a big success. I'd like to have more similar events in between regular meetings.

  5. "Open Source Bridge 2010 raffle" -- You can win a free pass to the Open Source Bridge 2010 conference. For details and to apply, see: http://tinyurl.com/osb10-raffle-pdxruby

GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby and its uses.

VENUE: This meeting’s space is kindly provided by Robert Half Technology at their 2nd Floor Conference Room. Enter the KOIN Tower from SW Columbia between 2nd and 3rd Avenue, take the back elevators to the 2nd floor, and then follow the pdxruby signs.

Website
Thursday
Apr 8, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Saturday
Apr 10, 2010
Open Source Bridge volunteer sprint
Market Street Pub

The next Open Source Bridge volunteer sprint will be this Saturday, April 10th at the Market Street Pub. We’ll be there from 11am till 5pm, but you can come to as much of it as you’d like. Add this event to your calendar.

Some things we need your help with:

  • Audio: We need to process last year’s audio from our sessions and be ready to quickly process this upcoming year’s audio. It would be great if you could download the 2009 event’s audio, familiarize yourself with it, think about how to clean it up so it can be posted, and bring it along with your computer to the sprint.

  • Wiki: We want to provide useful information to our attendees and offer structure to help them organize and contribute information through our wiki. There is a lot of useful content on our 2009 wiki that can be used as inspiration for content to add to the 2010 wiki.

  • OpenConferenceWare: We have a few branches containing valuable contributions to our open source conference software that we’d like to finish reviewing and testing so we can incorporate them, including security improvements, performance fixes and software upgrades.

  • Complimentary ticket issuer: We’d like to make it easier for our volunteer staff to be able to issue complimentary tickets to speakers, raffle winners, and volunteers. We have developed a plan (PDF) for doing this, and need to start development.

  • Hacker lounge planning: We have a 24-hour on-site “hacker lounge” this year for attendees to collaborate and hang out at. We need to discuss how to organize events in this room to provide just enough structure to help attendees without stifling their creativity.

  • Logistics, venue and activity planning: We’re using the beautiful Portland Art Museum Mark Building as our venue this year. Discuss how to make the best use of this space and incorporate fun activities ranging from mobile donut trucks to on-site massages with our logistics crew.

  • Or whatever you think would be helpful.

Thanks and see you at the sprint!

Website
Thursday
Apr 15, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Thursday
Apr 22, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
PDX Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Do stuff with a computer, while drinking.

Thursday
Apr 29, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

!!! TONIGHT WE RAFFLE OFF ONE FREE TICKET TO OPEN SOURCE BRIDGE !!!

{small print} you have to be there to collect {/small print}

If by some strange chance you have not heard of open source bridge you can get all the info you need, as well as all the confirmed speakers on the website: opensourcebridge.org

Other then that, come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Tuesday
May 4, 2010
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
Robert Half Technology, 2nd Floor Conference Room

GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby and its uses.

VENUE: This meeting’s space is kindly provided by Robert Half Technology at their 2nd Floor Conference Room. Enter the KOIN Tower from SW Columbia between 2nd and 3rd Avenue, take the back elevators to the 2nd floor, and then follow the pdxruby signs.

Website
Thursday
May 6, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Thursday
May 13, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Thursday
May 20, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Thursday
May 27, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Tuesday
Jun 1, 2010
Portland Ruby Brigade meetup at Open Source Bridge
Portland Art Museum, Mark Building

Let's meet up and talk about Ruby!

GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby and its uses.

VENUE: This an open-to-the-public meetup at the Open Source Bridge conference in the Portland Art Museum's Mark Building. We're not sure what room we'll be in, so look for signage in the lobby for further directions.

Website
Thursday
Jun 3, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon [TBD]
Portland Art Museum

NOTE: We may end up having this hackathon at Open Source Bridge in it's hacker lounge, in one of the open-to-the-public evening community sessions, or at a pub closer to it. We'll update this when we decide on something.

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Website
Tuesday
Jun 8, 2010
Portland Puppet Users Group
Puppet Labs [OLD LOCATION, NO LONGER IN USE]

Trying out a new day this month. This time around we are going to talk and explore the newly released Puppet Dashboard.

Website
Thursday
Jun 10, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Thursday
Jun 17, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Thursday
Jun 24, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Thursday
Jul 1, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Tuesday
Jul 6, 2010
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
Robert Half Technology, 2nd Floor Conference Room

GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby and its uses.

VENUE: This meeting’s space is kindly provided by Robert Half Technology at their 2nd Floor Conference Room. Enter the KOIN Tower from SW Columbia between 2nd and 3rd Avenue, take the back elevators to the 2nd floor, and then follow the pdxruby signs.

Website
Thursday
Jul 8, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Saturday
Jul 10, 2010
Dev Nation
Ace Hotel

In early 2009, several developers from Relevance and Viget Labs got together and starting talking about technical conferences. As we discussed our past experiences at regional, national, and international events, we began to realize something: large conferences are wonderful for a lot of things, but we wanted something that met a different set of goals. We came up with Developer Day, which was designed to:

  • Build lasting relationships among local peers
  • Bridge distinct technical communities

After a year of Developer Days, however, we decided a new look was in order, and thus was born DevNation. We've still got the same ideals, but we feel that the DevNation name better reflects that vision (and it's easier to Google!)

Relationships

The general pattern for a large conference runs something like this: you fly to a city, go to the event, have a great time, meet lots of great people, and fly home. More often than not, you don't see those people again until the next big conference, and that's a problem. We wanted our event to be different, so it's intentionally local. Speakers and attendees are overwhelmingly local to the conference, so when you meet someone doing something cool, you can connect with them a week later for lunch without a problem.

Technology-Agnostic

Sure, there are events that draw a wide range of developers (e.g., OSCON), but even then people tend to segregate; the Pythonists go to their sessions, the Rubyists to theirs, and the PHP devs to theirs. By having only one track, we give everyone the opportunity to see what's happening in other communities.

Website
Tuesday
Jul 13, 2010
Portland Puppet Users Group
Puppet Labs [OLD LOCATION, NO LONGER IN USE]

Couldn't come up with a concrete topic this month. Grab me in #puppet if you have something specific you want to talk about. IRC username is odyi.

Website
Thursday
Jul 15, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Jul 19, 2010
North Portland Coders' Night - Welcome OSCON!
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

OSCON attendees are encouraged to join us; we're a short walk from the MAX Yellow Line train that runs past the convention center.

The Overlook Lucky Lab has many rooms; we meet in the large room with tables in the north-east corner of the building.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Website
Thursday
Jul 22, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Thursday
Jul 29, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Tuesday
Aug 3, 2010
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
Robert Half Technology, 2nd Floor Conference Room

GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby and its uses.

VENUE: This meeting’s space is kindly provided by Robert Half Technology at their 2nd Floor Conference Room. Enter the KOIN Tower from SW Columbia between 2nd and 3rd Avenue, take the back elevators to the 2nd floor, and then follow the pdxruby signs.

Website
Thursday
Aug 5, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Thursday
Aug 12, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Thursday
Aug 19, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Thursday
Aug 26, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Thursday
Sep 2, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Tuesday
Sep 7, 2010
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
Robert Half Technology, 2nd Floor Conference Room

GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby and its uses.

VENUE: This meeting’s space is kindly provided by Robert Half Technology at their 2nd Floor Conference Room. Enter the KOIN Tower from SW Columbia between 2nd and 3rd Avenue, take the back elevators to the 2nd floor, and then follow the pdxruby signs.

Website
Thursday
Sep 9, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Sep 13, 2010
NoPoCoNi: North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Website
Thursday
Sep 16, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Sep 20, 2010
NoPoCoNi: North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Website
Thursday
Sep 23, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Sep 27, 2010
NoPoCoNi: North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Website
Thursday
Sep 30, 2010
Windows Phone 7 Unleashed - Training and Hackathon
Microsoft Portland

Registration Required! It's a BYOL event.

Windows Phone 7 is about to be released! Come check out Windows Phone 7 Unleashed for everything you need to know to develop for WP7. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or you’re just starting with .NET development, there’s something in it for you.

The first half of this deep dive event is lecture and hands on lab. At the half point mark of the day, you’ll have a solid foundation for building WP7 applications.

Website
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Sunday
Oct 3, 2010
Open Government Hackathon
NedSpace Old Town

Join us after CyborgCamp Portland on Sunday, October 3rd, for an 8-hour hackathon to see who can build the best open government application in just one day!

Participation is free and open to anyone, we just ask that you register in advance so we know how many individuals or teams we need to accommodate.

Schedule

  • 8:30am - Breakfast and coffee
  • 12:00pm - Lunch
  • 5:30pm - Teams and individuals demo their apps
  • 6:30pm - Prizes awarded

Who should attend?

Ruby, Python, PHP, web developers, coders and anyone who has a passion to code, hack or kluge applications that will free (or otherwise enhance) the accessibility and usefulness of government-shared data.

Although the sprint takes place On Oct 3rd after CyborgCamp Portland, you don't have to be attending the conference to join us!

Location

NedSpace Old Town, 117 NW 5th between Couch and Davis.

Backspace is right downstairs, Davis Street Tavern is right next door, there's a parking lot across the street, and it's right on the MAX line.

What's going to happen?

There will be organizers on-site to help get things rolling. At 5:30pm, each app will be evaluated by the Hackathon Partners and prizes will be awarded to those teams or individuals that develop the best applications in the 8 hour. Participants need not show up right at 8:30am, but those who do will have the most time to code!

Hackathon Partners

Partners are companies and organizations that provide tools or services that can enhance open government apps. They're also providing the prizes and will be choosing the winners.

  • Tropo - Tropo is a powerful yet simple API that adds Voice, SMS, Twitter, and IM support to the programming languages you already know.
  • Geoloqi - A secure, real-time mobile and web platform for location sharing.
Website
Monday
Oct 4, 2010
NoPoCoNi: North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Website
Tuesday
Oct 5, 2010
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
Robert Half Technology, 2nd Floor Conference Room

GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby and its uses.

VENUE: This meeting’s space is kindly provided by Robert Half Technology at their 2nd Floor Conference Room. Enter the KOIN Tower from SW Columbia between 2nd and 3rd Avenue, take the back elevators to the 2nd floor, and then follow the pdxruby signs.

Website
Thursday
Oct 7, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Oct 11, 2010
NoPoCoNi: North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Website
Thursday
Oct 14, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Saturday
Oct 16, 2010
Pacific Northwest Parrot Developers Gathering/Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Parrot developers have reserved a room for the above times to meet face-to-face to talk about and hack on Parrot Virtual Machine!

The first few hours of the meeting will concentrate on people already involved in Parrot, to talk about which goals Parrot wants to achieve and what people will focus on in the future. Some members of the Board of Directors of Parrot Foundation will be present, and hopefully any local developers that are already involved with Parrot in some way.

The latter half of the time slot will be focused towards new users and people interested in learning more about Parrot. Some Parrot developers will hack on their Parrot-related projects, while others will work with those who are new to Parrot, to orient them and discuss what roles they can play in the Parrot community and/or what things need hacking on.

Hacking and schmoozing will probably continue after 5pm, but that is when our reserved space ends.

Website
Monday
Oct 18, 2010
NoPoCoNi: North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Website
Thursday
Oct 21, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Oct 25, 2010
NoPoCoNi: North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Website
Thursday
Oct 28, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Saturday
Oct 30, 2010
Calagator Code Sprint - Halloween Edition
NedSpace Old Town

Come make Calagator more awesomer.

Website
Monday
Nov 1, 2010
NoPoCoNi: North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Website
Tuesday
Nov 2, 2010
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
Robert Half Technology, 2nd Floor Conference Room

GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby and its uses.

VENUE: This meeting’s space is kindly provided by Robert Half Technology at their 2nd Floor Conference Room. Enter the KOIN Tower from SW Columbia between 2nd and 3rd Avenue, take the back elevators to the 2nd floor, and then follow the pdxruby signs.

Website
Thursday
Nov 4, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Sunday
Nov 7, 2010
Civicwebs Hackathon!
Revelation Inc

Coders unite! Come hack on community oriented applications, such as the ones listed on the Civicwebs Wiki!.

Who should come?

Those interested in making awesome, dorky, useful, and experimental technology that benefits those in the neighborhoods around them. Coders, graphic designers, interaction designers, or even activists or community members wanting to offer their input and expertise during the application building phase.

If you are coming, please add your project to the wiki ahead of time to get people excited about it!

If you can't get in, please call Max at 503 869 3861

Website
Monday
Nov 8, 2010
NoPoCoNi: North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Website
Thursday
Nov 11, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Nov 15, 2010
NoPoCoNi: North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Website
Thursday
Nov 18, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Nov 22, 2010
NoPoCoNi: North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Website
Monday
Nov 29, 2010
NoPoCoNi: North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Website
Tuesday
Nov 30, 2010
Galois Tech Talk: The Rubinius Virtual Machine
Galois, Inc

Presented by Brian Ford

Ruby is a highly dynamic, strongly-typed programming language created by Yukihiro Matsumoto in 1993 and first released in 1995. It borrows from Smalltalk, Lisp, and Perl. Ruby has single inheritance, mixins, and syntax features like omission of parentheses that make it well-suited for embedded domain-specific languages. Ruby was popularized by the Ruby on Rails web development framework.

The Rubinius project began as an implementation of the Ruby programming language roughly following the design of the Smalltalk-80 virtual machine described in the Blue book (“Smalltalk-80: the language and its implementation” by Adele Goldberg and David Robson). We have extended the initial implementation based on modern research in virtual machines, garbage collectors, and just-in-time (JIT) compilers. Rubinius currently features a stack-oriented opcode virtual machine, generational garbage collector, and LLVM-based JIT compiler. Most of the Ruby core library and the bytecode compiler are written in Ruby.

We will examine the main features of Rubinius and take a deeper dive into some aspects of the virtual machine and JIT compiler. We will also look at possible future work to address memory load, startup, and suitability for using Rubinius in Android phones. If there is time and interest, we will discuss implementing programming languages besides Ruby on Rubinius.

Website
Galois Tech Talk: The Rubinius Virtual Machine
Galois, Inc

Presented by Brian Ford

Ruby is a highly dynamic, strongly-typed programming language created by Yukihiro Matsumoto in 1993 and first released in 1995. It borrows from Smalltalk, Lisp, and Perl. Ruby has single inheritance, mixins, and syntax features like omission of parentheses that make it well-suited for embedded domain-specific languages. Ruby was popularized by the Ruby on Rails web development framework.

The Rubinius project began as an implementation of the Ruby programming language roughly following the design of the Smalltalk-80 virtual machine described in the Blue book (“Smalltalk-80: the language and its implementation” by Adele Goldberg and David Robson). We have extended the initial implementation based on modern research in virtual machines, garbage collectors, and just-in-time (JIT) compilers. Rubinius currently features a stack-oriented opcode virtual machine, generational garbage collector, and LLVM-based JIT compiler. Most of the Ruby core library and the bytecode compiler are written in Ruby.

We will examine the main features of Rubinius and take a deeper dive into some aspects of the virtual machine and JIT compiler. We will also look at possible future work to address memory load, startup, and suitability for using Rubinius in Android phones. If there is time and interest, we will discuss implementing programming languages besides Ruby on Rubinius.

Website
Thursday
Dec 2, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Saturday
Dec 4, 2010
Open Data Day hackathon
raSANTIAGO + Associates LLC (raSA)

open data day is an international open data hackathon!

everyone is invited! there will be free snacks, drinks and beer courtesy of yolink labs!

venue note: please enter the Olympic Mills building on the Stark St side! if you have trouble getting in you can call max at 503 869 3861

want to come? you don't have to be a coder! check out http://www.opendataday.org for details

From opendataday.org: "It’s a gathering of citizens in cities around the world to write applications using open public data to show support for and encourage the adoption open data policies by the world's local, regional and national governments.

Learn more about open data.

Find out how your local and national government could do more to release open data.

Meet & network with tons of cool people in your city and around the world.

Voice your opinion & share your ideas with the people and media attending.

Find out about apps being created, and get to play around with them as well.

Help out with parts of the conceptualization, creation, design, advertisement and testing of apps.

Think about how data can help with global development, and even start a project for Apps for Development.

Conduct an open tutorial sessions around designing apps like learning how to customize google maps to show the data you want to show.

Have lots and lots of fun."

follow @maxogden for details!

Website
Monday
Dec 6, 2010
NoPoCoNi: North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Dec 7, 2010
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
Robert Half Technology, 2nd Floor Conference Room

PRESENTATIONS * Dhananjay Keskar will discuss how he "applied Ruby meta-programming for creating a DSL for interactive voice response menus for use in telephony apps": https://github.com/dkeskar/twilioflow * David Turnbull and coworkers will present their Googlyscript gem, "a high-performance Closure Compiler build tool": https://github.com/dturnbull/googlyscript * Igal Koshevoy will talk about, "Things I Like About Ruby: A perspective gained from spending too much time writing enterprise application frameworks using sh, awk and sed"

GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby and its uses.

VENUE: This meeting’s space is kindly provided by Robert Half Technology at their 2nd Floor Conference Room. Enter the KOIN Tower from SW Columbia between 2nd and 3rd Avenue, take the back elevators to the 2nd floor, and then follow the pdxruby signs.

Website
Thursday
Dec 9, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Dec 13, 2010
NoPoCoNi: North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Dec 16, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Dec 20, 2010
NoPoCoNi: North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Dec 23, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Dec 27, 2010
NoPoCoNi: North Portland Coders Night - Special After-Christmas Edition
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Meeting begins at 6:30pm unless you're donpdonp, in which case the meeting begins at 5:00pm.

Website
Thursday
Dec 30, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Jan 3, 2011
NoPoCoNi: North Portland Coders Night - Munchkin Monday
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

First Monday of each month is Munchkin Monday, where we play the card game Munchkin. The game starts at 7pm, and you're welcome to play, spectate, get work done, or ignore us completely.

Website
Tuesday
Jan 4, 2011
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
Robert Half Technology, 2nd Floor Conference Room

GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby and its uses.

VENUE: This meeting’s space is kindly provided by Robert Half Technology at their 2nd Floor Conference Room. Enter the KOIN Tower from SW Columbia between 2nd and 3rd Avenue, take the back elevators to the 2nd floor, and then follow the pdxruby signs.

Website
Thursday
Jan 6, 2011
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Join us for a weekly hackathon at the Lucky Lab.

You can bring your own project, work collaboratively with others or just watch.

PS Its not a Perl only thing.

Monday
Jan 10, 2011
NoPoCoNi: North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Jan 13, 2011
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Jan 17, 2011
NoPoCoNi: North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Jan 20, 2011
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
PDXScala: Octobot distributed queue worker, bridging JRuby and Scala, etc
Simple (old office)

PDXScala is the Portland, Oregon based Scala users group.

The meeting will be at BankSimple, please use this door -- there will be a "PDXscala" sign on it.

PRESENTATIONS * Scott Andreas showing off the Scala port of his Octobot project, which was recently deployed successfully to handle a heavy job processing load at UrbanAirship. * Stephen Judkins will also show off some work he's done to integrate JRuby and Scala. * If you have any topics you'd like to discuss or code you'd like to show off, please bring it along!

Website
Monday
Jan 24, 2011
NoPoCoNi: North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Jan 27, 2011
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Special guest liquid refreshment provider: Emma Email Marketing (We hear they're hiring.)

Website
Monday
Jan 31, 2011
NoPoCoNi: North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Feb 1, 2011
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
Robert Half Technology, 2nd Floor Conference Room

GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby and its uses.

VENUE: This meeting’s space is kindly provided by Robert Half Technology at their 2nd Floor Conference Room. Enter the KOIN Tower from SW Columbia between 2nd and 3rd Avenue, take the back elevators to the 2nd floor, and then follow the pdxruby signs.

Website
Thursday
Feb 3, 2011
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Feb 7, 2011
NoPoCoNi: North Portland Coders Night - Munchkin Monday 2: Electric Boogaloo
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

First Monday of each month is Munchkin Monday, where we play the card game Munchkin. The game starts at 7pm, and you're welcome to play, spectate, get work done, or ignore us completely.

Website
Thursday
Feb 10, 2011
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Feb 14, 2011
NoPoCoNi: North Portland Coders Night: V-day (love your code and your beer)
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Also on twitter http://twitter.com/nopoconi

Website
Thursday
Feb 17, 2011
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Feb 21, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Also on twitter http://twitter.com/nopoconi

Website
Thursday
Feb 24, 2011
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Feb 28, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Mar 1, 2011
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
Robert Half Technology, 2nd Floor Conference Room

TOPICS: * Bill Kayser of New Relic will talk about his company's Ruby products for tracking and identifying performance problems. * Group discussion on performance issues and how to fix them. Bring your questions! * Igal Koshevoy will talk about doing full-text searching using Sunspot to help your users find relevant information. * Igal Koshevoy will talk about building a simple, pluggable mechanisms to let folks running your code configure it to use a particular implementation of a feature, e.g. perform search using SQL, Sunspot or something else. * ...more!

GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby and its uses.

VENUE: This meeting’s space is kindly provided by Robert Half Technology at their 2nd Floor Conference Room. Enter the KOIN Tower from SW Columbia between 2nd and 3rd Avenue, take the back elevators to the 2nd floor, and then follow the pdxruby signs.

Website
Thursday
Mar 3, 2011
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Mar 7, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

First Monday of the month is Munchkin Monday, game starts at 7pm.

Website
Thursday
Mar 10, 2011
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Mar 14, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Mar 17, 2011
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Mar 21, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Mar 24, 2011
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Mar 28, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Wednesday
Mar 30, 2011
Luz Studio - Latest Developments - Ruby + OpenGL Live Motion Graphics
PCC Cascade Campus

Have fun with Luz Studio and learn how to use cutting-edge interactive technology in light and sound applications.

Attendees will engage with interactive light toys including:

  • Microsoft Kinect-based body tracking to create expressive art

  • Real-time DMX interior lighting control

  • 3D digital drawing using Wacom Drawing Tablets

  • LightTroupe’s Light and Sound Piano

  • An introduction to Luz Studio’s real-time shader-snipet mixing and just-in-time compiling

This will be a laid-back, open forum for people to explore the Luz Studio software, the new art-form and the cutting-edge of technology.

Come and get involved in our latest developments from the past year.

We will play with computer vision, skeleton tracking, digital painting, and explore Luz Studio’s new DMX light control.

Artists, musicians, performers, and multimedia lightbearers, discover new ways to use expressive technology in your work.

PCC Cascade Campus Moriarty Arts & Humanities Bldg Room 104 705 North Killingsworth Street Portland, OR 97212

Website
Thursday
Mar 31, 2011
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Apr 4, 2011
North Portland Coders Night - Special Lightning Round
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

This week we'll be having a free raffle for a free pass to OSBridge. Show up by 8:30pm to add your name to the hat.

Website
Tuesday
Apr 5, 2011
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
Robert Half Technology, 2nd Floor Conference Room

PRESENTATIONS

  • Jesse Cooke: Experiences with MagLev on a real project, and how to use its unique debugging features.
  • Monty Williams: Using MagLev and Sinatra to examine Ruby code generated by metaprogramming.
  • Ian Dees: JRuby awesomeness, from the co-author of "Using JRuby" -- http://pragprog.com/titles/jruby/using-jruby
  • Reid Beels: How to create idiomatic controllers with less code using the "inherited_resources" Ruby on Rails plugin.
  • Audrey Eschright: Code I've deleted recently and what you can learn from this.
  • Igal Koshevoy: If there's time left over.... Creating custom plugin architectures, full text searching with Sunspot, and/or extracting reusable code into Ruby on Rails engines.

GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby and its uses.

VENUE: This meeting’s space is kindly provided by Robert Half Technology at their 2nd Floor Conference Room. Enter the KOIN Tower from SW Columbia between 2nd and 3rd Avenue, take the back elevators to the 2nd floor, and then follow the pdxruby signs.

Website
Thursday
Apr 7, 2011
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Apr 11, 2011
North Portland Coders Night - Special Lightning Round
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Apr 14, 2011
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Apr 18, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Apr 21, 2011
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Apr 25, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Apr 28, 2011
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
May 2, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
May 3, 2011
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
Robert Half Technology, 2nd Floor Conference Room

PRESENTATIONS: * Markus Roberts will present yet another delightful Ruby hangman puzzle. * Ezra Zygmuntowicz will talk about VMWare CloudFoundary and its implementation, a platform-as-a-service he's been working on that's written entirely in Ruby. * Eric Redmond will present "The Holy Grail of Databases", an overview of many database and their support for Ruby and Rails. * Kyle Drake will talk about developing concurrent web applications using EventMachine, EM-Synchrony, and his new Sinatra::Synchrony.

GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby and its uses.

VENUE: 2nd floor conference room, 222 SW Columbia St., Portland OR 97201. The building entrance is on SW Columbia between 2nd and 3rd Avenue. The door may be locked, but there's a guard on site that will let you in and you can use the doorbell to summon them. Ask the guard nicely to let you up to the 2nd floor conference room, the elevators require them to use a key card. When you get to the 2nd floor, just follow the "pdxruby" signs. This meeting space is kindly offered to us by Robert Half Technology, a company that provides IT staffing services and positions: http://www.roberthalftechnology.com/

Website
Thursday
May 5, 2011
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
May 9, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
May 12, 2011
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
May 16, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
May 19, 2011
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Friday
May 20, 2011
Debut of first kid-created digital puppet play made in Luz (FOSS Ruby+OpenGL interactive motion graphics editor)
Sunnyside United Methodist Church

A culmination of several months of work/fun, this unique and entertaining play features kid-created hand-drawn and computer-animated graphics with live dialog written by the kids of The Roost.

The play begins around 6 to 6:30 and delicious homecooked middle eastern food will be available for $5 donation.

6pm / Free or $5 for food Sunnyside United Methodist Church 3520 SE Yamhill St

Monday
May 23, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
May 26, 2011
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
May 30, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Jun 2, 2011
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Saturday
Jun 4, 2011
PDX11 Civic Hackathon
PSU Fourth Avenue Building Room FAB 10, Harrison Street Entrance

This hackathon is dedicated to civic projects that folks in the Portland area would like to work on together.

Participation is open to all. Feel free to add your project to our etherpad, and link to a repo.

http://etherpad.opensourcebridge.org/pdx11hackathon-june4

A short list of projects, bugs to fix or tasks that you'd like to work on would also be helpful.

We've got the confirmation back for the FAB10 classroom for Saturday, June 4 from 8:30AM-5:30PM.

Attendees should be able to enter FAB on Harrison Street (right on the Portland Streetcar line), as the door will be unlocked for the day.

We will have wireless accounts to hand out.

Website
Monday
Jun 6, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Jun 7, 2011
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
Robert Half Technology, 2nd Floor Conference Room

PRESENTATIONS: * Ezra Zygmuntowicz will give a deep technical talk about the Cloud Foundry system he's been working on at VMWare. It's an open source Platform-as-a-Service that plays well with different hosting platforms, frameworks and services. It's written entirely in Ruby and uses bleeding edge features of 1.9, fibers, EventMachine, etc. He'll walk us through the bits and pieces -- no "marketecture", only architecture and deep tech. * Brian Ford will talk about the new Rubinius 2.0 -- http://rubini.us/2011/06/07/inside-rubinius-20-preview/ * Markus Roberts will present another delightful Ruby hangman puzzle

GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby and its uses.

Website
Thursday
Jun 9, 2011
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Jun 13, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Jun 16, 2011
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Jun 20, 2011
North Portland Coders Night - Welcome Open Source Bridge!
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Website
Wednesday
Jun 22, 2011
Portland Ruby Brigade birds-of-a-feather at Open Source Bridge
Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

The Ruby programming language continues to be popular for web development and other uses in Portland and beyond. Come talk about what you’re working on, and find out what other people are using Ruby for.

If you'd like to give a short talk (3-10 minutes), please prepare and mention it at the beginning of the meeting so we can add you to the agenda. We'll spend the rest of the time on open discussions, which will be awesome.

The Portland Ruby Brigade (pdxruby) meets regularly to discuss these topics. See http://pdxruby.org for details.

IMPORTANT: If you don’t already have a ticket for the Open Source Bridge conference, you’ll need to either buy one or register for a free “Community Pass” that will let you into the Friday unconference, Hacker Lounge and the evening BoFs: http://osbridge.eventbrite.com/

Website
Thursday
Jun 23, 2011
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Jun 27, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Jun 30, 2011
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Jul 4, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Jul 5, 2011
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
Robert Half Technology, 2nd Floor Conference Room

GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby and its uses.

VENUE: The building entrance is on SW Columbia between 2nd and 3rd Avenue. The door may be locked, but there's a guard on site that will let you in and you can use the doorbell to summon them. Ask the guard nicely to let you up to the 2nd floor conference room, the elevators require them to use a key card. When you get to the 2nd floor, just follow the "pdxruby" signs. This meeting space is kindly offered to us by Robert Half Technology, a company that provides IT staffing services and positions: http://www.roberthalftechnology.com/

Website
Thursday
Jul 7, 2011
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Jul 11, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Jul 14, 2011
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Jul 18, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Jul 19, 2011
Ruby Beginners Meetup, aka Ruby Newbie Brewby
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby. Bring questions. Drink $beverage. Hack.

Website
Thursday
Jul 21, 2011
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Saturday
Jul 23, 2011
Rails 3.1 Hackfest
SweetSpot Offices

Doing our bit and having fun as part of the Ruby on Rails 3.1 hackfest weekend: http://weblog.rubyonrails.org/2011/7/14/rails-3-1-hackfest

Come over, bring fellow coders, and lets dive in! Voodoo dougnuts, coffee, Sizzle Pie Pizza, and Ninkasi beer will be provided by SweetSpot Diabetes Care.

See you then!

Website
Monday
Jul 25, 2011
North Portland Coders Night - Welcome OSCON!
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Website
Thursday
Jul 28, 2011
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Aug 1, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Aug 2, 2011
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
Robert Half Technology, 2nd Floor Conference Room

TALKS * Markus Roberts will present a brand new Ruby Hangman puzzle * Sam Livingston-Gray will give an overview of things he learned at the recent Cascadia Ruby Conference * Igal Koshevoy will talk about the Bundler dependency management tool, and strategies for dynamic dependency injection, deploying, versioning, etc. * Update from the recent Ruby on Rails 3.1 hackfest * ...and much more!

GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby and its uses.

Website
Thursday
Aug 4, 2011
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Aug 8, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Aug 11, 2011
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Aug 15, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Aug 16, 2011
Ruby Beginners Meetup, aka Ruby Newbie Brewby
Blitz Ladd

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby. Bring questions. Drink $beverage. Hack.

Website
Thursday
Aug 18, 2011
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Aug 22, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Aug 23, 2011
Ruby Beginners Meetup
Collective Agency

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby and those interested in helping them. Come by to ask questions. Answer questions. Hack.

This is a bonus beginners' meetup, specifically aimed at the then-to-be-alumni of the Intro to Programming workshop on the 19th and 20th.

Website
Thursday
Aug 25, 2011
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Aug 29, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Sep 1, 2011
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Sep 5, 2011
North Portland Coders Night - Welcome DjangoCon Attendees!
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Website
Tuesday
Sep 6, 2011
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
Robert Half Technology, 2nd Floor Conference Room

PRESENTATIONS: * Markus Roberts will amaze and horrify you with his latest Ruby hangman puzzle. * Koichi Sasada -- creator of YARV, the official Ruby 1.9 implementation -- will talk about new and exciting Ruby 1.9.3 features and his recent work on improving MRI. * Milind S. Pandit will talk about deploying a Ruby on Rails 3.1 app to Heroku, along with overviews of Heroku and the Rails-based Toto blog engine. • Tim Felgentreff will talk about debugger tooling for MagLev. • Jesse Cooke will talk about Lorentz, a Redis data store clone written on top of the MagLev Ruby interpreter. * Igal Koshevoy will give an overview and demo of using Vagrant for quickly and easily providing consistent development environments for your apps.

ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby and its uses.

Website
Thursday
Sep 8, 2011
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Sep 12, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Sep 15, 2011
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Sunday
Sep 18, 2011
Citizenry / ePDX Code Sprint
Cloud Seven Cafe

Come help work on Citizenry!

Citizenry is a Ruby on Rails project that powers ePDX, Portland's tech directory, and other similar sites across the country.

Specifically wanting to work on:

  • Setting up a copy of Citizenry on Heroku to find the pitfalls involved, improve documentation, and fix related bugs.
  • Evaluating the possibility of converting the app a Rails engine to make it easier for people in other communities to customize.
  • Allowing people to add multiple links to their profile, including automatic linking to other authorized profiles.
  • Enabling third-party editing of associations (e.g. adding projects to a company)

This is pretty casual, as code sprints go. Basically I'm planning to wander over to Cloud Seven and hack on Citizenry stuff and anyone who wants to join me is welcome. — @reidab

Website
Monday
Sep 19, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Sep 20, 2011
Ruby Beginners Meetup, aka Ruby Newbie Brewby
Blitz Ladd

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby. Bring questions. Drink $beverage. Hack.

Experienced Rubyists welcome; we want you to share your expertise!

Website
Thursday
Sep 22, 2011
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code is a quieter less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Sep 26, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Sep 29, 2011
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code is a quieter less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Oct 3, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Oct 4, 2011
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
Robert Half Technology, 2nd Floor Conference Room

ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby, libraries, tools and techniques. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday".

  • Markus Roberts will amaze and horrify the masses again with his latest Ruby hangman puzzle.
  • Jesse Cooke will present Lorentz, a Redis data store clone he's written for the MagLev Ruby interpreter.
  • Tim Felgentreff will share his further adventures in writing a Smalltalk-style Ruby debugger for MagLev.
  • Igal Koshevoy will give an overview of using Vagrant to quickly and easily provide consistent development environments for your apps.
  • Igal Koshevoy will talk about pragmatic metaprogramming and demonstrate code from Citizenry (http://epdx.org) that demonstrates how to create reusable functionality and eliminate duplicate code.
  • We'll also discuss interesting stuff brought up at the recent RubyConf.
  • ...and other awesome Ruby-related discussion!
Website
Thursday
Oct 6, 2011
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code is a quieter less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Oct 10, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Oct 13, 2011
ALT.NET
discover-e Legal, LLC

The alt.net group is kicking off again talking on all sorts of dev topics, come join us for discussion, presentation, and impromptu developer bits.

Website
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code is a quieter less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Oct 17, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Oct 18, 2011
Portland Ruby Brigade: Beginners' Meeting
Renewable Funding

Informal meeting targeted at newcomers to Ruby. Bring questions. Answer questions. Drink $beverage. Hack.

Experienced Rubyists welcome; we want you to share your expertise!

Relevant mailing lists:

Website
Thursday
Oct 20, 2011
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code is a quieter less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Oct 24, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Oct 27, 2011
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code is a quieter less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Oct 31, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Nov 1, 2011
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
Robert Half Technology, 2nd Floor Conference Room

ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby, libraries, tools and techniques. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday".

Website
Thursday
Nov 3, 2011
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code is a quieter less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Nov 7, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Nov 10, 2011
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code is a quieter less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

This week we'll have some folks playing with numpy and other big dataset/scientific computation stuff using Python. Ask around when you get here to find the group doing this.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Nov 14, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Nov 15, 2011
Portland ALT.NET Lightning Presentations, Hack Session, and More
discover-e Legal, LLC

We'll have a few lightning talks on Visual Studio .NET 2010 & AWS (Amazon Web Services) Toolkit, utilizing CouchDB for data processing & testing, and more! Following that we'll touch on some mixed environment topics (Ruby on Rails + ASP.NET MVC w/ SQL Server) along with some.

We'll end the evening with a round at Bailey's (or other democratically elected establishment) with the distinctive possibility of some TDD, BDD, or hackery of some sort.

Note: There is also an invites... ...and for final location directions please see the meetup invite. Thanks!

on eventbrite.com here: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2473010842

on meetup.com here: http://www.meetup.com/ALT-NET-Portland/events/39881962/

on plancast.com here: http://plancast.com/p/8fep

Website
Portland Ruby Brigade: Beginners' Meeting
Renewable Funding

Informal meeting targeted at newcomers to Ruby. Bring questions. Answer questions. Hack.

We'll try a different format this time: as you arrive, you can write a topic of interest on the whiteboard. We'll talk a little bit about what the topics are, then split up into small groups to take advantage of the way our office space is laid out. (We even have a few free desks if some people want to pair.)

Experienced Rubyists welcome; we want you to share your expertise!

Relevant mailing lists:

Website
Thursday
Nov 17, 2011
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code is a quieter less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Portland ALT.NET Lightning Presentations, Hack Session, and More
discover-e Legal, LLC

We'll have a few lightning talks on Visual Studio .NET 2010 & AWS (Amazon Web Services) Toolkit, utilizing CouchDB for data processing & testing, and more! Following that we'll touch on some mixed environment topics (Ruby on Rails + ASP.NET MVC w/ SQL Server) along with some.

We'll end the evening with a round at Bailey's (or other democratically elected establishment) with the distinctive possibility of some TDD, BDD, or hackery of some sort.

Note: There is also an invites... ...and for final location directions please see the meetup invite. Thanks!

on eventbrite.com here: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2473010842

on meetup.com here: http://www.meetup.com/ALT-NET-Portland/events/39881962/

on plancast.com here: http://plancast.com/p/8fep

Website
Monday
Nov 21, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Nov 24, 2011
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code is a quieter less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Monday
Nov 28, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Dec 1, 2011
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code is a quieter less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Dec 5, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Dec 6, 2011
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
Robert Half Technology, 2nd Floor Conference Room

ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby, libraries, tools and techniques. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday".

Website
Thursday
Dec 8, 2011
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code is a quieter less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Dec 12, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Dec 15, 2011
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code is a quieter less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Dec 19, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Dec 20, 2011
Ruby Beginners Meetup, aka Ruby Newbie Brewby
Blitz Ladd

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby. Bring questions. Drink $beverage. Hack.

Experienced Rubyists welcome; we want you to share your expertise!

Website
Thursday
Dec 22, 2011
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code is a quieter less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Dec 26, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Dec 29, 2011
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code is a quieter less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Jan 2, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Jan 3, 2012
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
Robert Half Technology, 2nd Floor Conference Room

ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby, libraries, tools and techniques. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday".

Website
Thursday
Jan 5, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Jan 9, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Jan 12, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code is a quieter less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Jan 16, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Jan 17, 2012
Ruby Beginners Meetup, aka Ruby Newbie Brewby
Blitz Ladd

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby. Bring questions. Drink $beverage. Hack.

Experienced Rubyists welcome; we want you to share your expertise!

Website
Thursday
Jan 19, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code is a quieter less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Portland ALT.NET 2012 January Meetup!
Collective Agency

Again, we'll be meeting for technical discussion and a lot more. So far, this is what is on the agenda. We'll start this meetup off with a presentation on Git, pair programming, and code katas and koans with .NET. The presentation will cover what these things are, how they're implemented, and what the best usage and benefit of each is. TDD/BDD Pair

Programming Session! Ever wanted to pair program? Wanted to learn about ping pong style, promiscuous pair programming or some other style? Well after the presentation, for those interested bring a laptop with Visual Studio 2010 with the latest services packs and MVC tools and we'll be stepping through exactly what these techniques are and how they're implemented with the .NET stack (and a few open source components too).

Website
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Jan 23, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Jan 26, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Jan 30, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Feb 2, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code is a quieter less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Tuesday
Feb 7, 2012
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
Robert Half Technology, 2nd Floor Conference Room

ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby, libraries, tools and techniques. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday".

Website
Thursday
Feb 9, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Thursday
Feb 16, 2012
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Tuesday
Feb 21, 2012
Ruby Beginners Meetup, aka Ruby Newbie Brewby
Blitz Ladd

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby. Bring questions. Drink $beverage. Hack.

Experienced Rubyists welcome; we want you to share your expertise!

Website
Thursday
Feb 23, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Saturday
Feb 25, 2012
PDX ZeroMQ Conference
Collective Agency

A conference for anything and everything ØMQ!

Website
Thursday
Mar 1, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
PLUG: OData Open Data and Interoperability
Portland State University FAB, Room 86-09

Open Data and Interoperability by Arlo Belshee

Lots of us want to expose our data via RESTful web APIs. We also want to consume data exposed via such APIs. REST + Json works well for this. However, we'd also like to mash up multiple data sources and build higher level tools. For example, it would be nice to create Business Intelligence (BI) tools that can point to any API and start charting the data, or create JavaScript control libraries that can be bound directly to data sources.

Unfortunately, that isn't possible with just REST + Json.

The problem is that each service is custom. No two services follow exactly the same rules. Sure, everything exposes sets of resources. But how do you get from a resource to its related resources? How do you ask the server to tell you about related resources? What, exactly should the server do when it gets a PATCH verb? Each server interprets these differently, which prevents making general tools.

I'm going to talk about the OData protocol. This is an open standard that defines uniform semantics and modeling for RESTful web services. I'll show how this allows general tools to be built, and data from multiple sources to be combined together in interesting ways - without requiring custom code for each server. I'll also show how this enables people working in different languages. A single library can be written for each language which can then support all OData-compliant RESTful web services.

Most of the examples will be with open source frameworks and tools, but I'll also show ways that you can use OData to break out data that is trapped in closed-source systems and expose it to the open source ecosystem.

Agenda:

7:00 - 7:30 Business We will discuss the status of our ongoing projects including PLUG's monthly Advanced Topics meetings, PLUG's monthly hands on clinics etc.

7:30 - 8:30 Presentation and Questions

See above

9:00 - ... Beer The Lucky Lab Northwest Beer Hall 1945 NW Quimby Portland, Oregon

Website
Monday
Mar 5, 2012
North Portland Coders Night - Now monthly, every first Monday!
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

NOTE: Due to limited attendance of the weekly coders night, I'm reducing it to a single monthly event. First Monday was chosen to avoid conflicts with Dorkbot, DevOps, the Functional Programming Study Group, and the Android Developer meetup.

Of course, it's a public bar, so everyone's welcome to come on off weeks anyway if they feel like it.


Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every on the first Monday of the month.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Mar 6, 2012
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
Robert Half Technology, 2nd Floor Conference Room

10gen: Intro to MongoDB and Schema Design

One of the challenges that comes with moving to MongoDB is figuring how to best model your data. While most developers have internalized the rules of thumb for designing schemas for RDBMSs, these rules don't always apply to MongoDB. The simple fact that documents can represent rich, schema-free data structures means that we have a lot of viable alternatives to the standard, normalized, relational model. Not only that, MongoDB has several unique features, such as atomic updates and indexed array keys, that greatly influence the kinds of schemas that make sense. Understandably, this begets good questions:

  • Are foreign keys permissible, or is it better to represent one-to- many relations withing a single document?
  • Are join tables necessary, or is there another technique for building out many-to-many relationships?
  • What level of denormalization is appropriate?
  • How do my data modeling decisions affect the efficiency of updates and queries?

In this session, we'll answer these questions and more, provide a number of data modeling rules of thumb, and discuss the tradeoffs of various data modeling strategies.

ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby, libraries, tools and techniques. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday".

Website
Thursday
Mar 8, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Thursday
Mar 15, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Tuesday
Mar 20, 2012
Ruby Beginners Meetup, aka Ruby Newbie Brewby
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby. Bring questions. Drink $beverage. Hack.

Experienced Rubyists welcome; we want you to share your expertise!

Website
Thursday
Mar 22, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Thursday
Mar 29, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

This week there will be a OSBridge ticket give away, get here by 8pm to take part.

More details: http://blog.wraithan.net/2012/03/sepoconi-and-osbridge.html

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Apr 2, 2012
Cloud Foundry Open Tour 2012 - Portland
The Nines Hotel

Get 10% off this developer event with code, "epdx_10"! (That's on top of the 50% early bird special - ends March 18!) The Cloud Foundry Open Tour gives enterprise developers expert instruction on how to get the best results from Platform-as-a-Service in the cloud. Register for this event to learn: * Basic Cloud Foundry commands for both the public and micro clouds *Cloud application development tips for Spring, Java, Ruby and Node.js * How to connect to application services like MySQL, MongoDB, Redis and RabbitMQ

Meet the experts behind the leading open source cloud platform for enterprise applications, discuss the latest innovations with other developers and expand your opportunities by attending the Cloud Foundry Open Tour.

Website
North Portland Coders Night - Now monthly, every first Monday!
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

NOTE: Due to limited attendance of the weekly coders night, I'm reducing it to a single monthly event. First Monday was chosen to avoid conflicts with Dorkbot, DevOps, the Functional Programming Study Group, and the Android Developer meetup.

Of course, it's a public bar, so everyone's welcome to come on off weeks anyway if they feel like it.


Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every on the first Monday of the month.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Apr 3, 2012
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting (NEW VENUE)
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby, libraries, tools and techniques. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday".

VENUE: This venue is kindly provided by CrowdCompass, "the ultimate mobile app provider for conferences": http://www.crowdcompass.com/

Website
Thursday
Apr 5, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Thursday
Apr 12, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Apr 16, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Apr 17, 2012
Ruby Beginners Meetup, aka Ruby Newbie Brewby
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby. Bring questions. Drink $beverage. Hack.

Experienced Rubyists welcome; we want you to share your expertise!

Website
Thursday
Apr 19, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Apr 23, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Apr 26, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Tuesday
May 1, 2012
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting [NEW VENUE!]
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby, libraries, tools and techniques. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday".

VENUE: This venue is kindly provided by CrowdCompass, "the ultimate mobile app provider for conferences": http://www.crowdcompass.com/

Website
Thursday
May 3, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
May 7, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
May 10, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
May 14, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
May 15, 2012
Ruby Beginners Meetup, aka Ruby Newbie Brewby
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby. Bring questions. Drink $beverage. Hack.

Experienced Rubyists welcome; we want you to share your expertise!

Website
Thursday
May 17, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
May 21, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
May 24, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
May 28, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
May 31, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Jun 4, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Jun 5, 2012
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting: Riak, UNIX IPC, Marmoset Patching and more
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

PRESENTATIONS:

  • Markus Roberts: Hangman Ruby puzzle featuring Marmoset Patching
  • Casey Rosenthal: Overview and use of Riak, a NoSQL database with a focus on availability, fault-tolerance and scaling
  • Jon Guymon: UNIX IPC with Ruby, a report from the trenches at New Relic
  • ...and more

ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby, libraries, tools and techniques. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday".

VENUE: This venue is kindly provided by CrowdCompass, "the ultimate mobile app provider for conferences": http://www.crowdcompass.com/

Website
Thursday
Jun 7, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Jun 11, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Jun 14, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Jun 18, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Jun 19, 2012
Ruby Beginners Meetup, aka Ruby Newbie Brewby
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby. Bring questions. Drink $beverage. Hack.

Experienced Rubyists welcome; we want you to share your expertise!

Website
Thursday
Jun 21, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Jun 25, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Jun 28, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

[CANCELED] PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Due to OpenSource Bridge (http://opensourcebridge.org/) this week most of us will be downtown Thursday. Now I will not stop anyone from enjoying a nice beer, just know that there will not likely be a bunch of us around this week. Feel free to venture on over to Bridge , SEPoCoNI (http://calagator.org/events/1250462224) or just catch up with us next week.

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Jul 2, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Jul 3, 2012
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting: Concurrency in Ruby; Installing and managing Ruby interpreters; etc
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

PRESENTATIONS:

  • Matthew Boeh will present "Concurrency in Ruby": The history of concurrency in Ruby. Current options and how the current Ruby implementations differ. The tradeoffs between evented and threaded approaches to I/O. What Rubyists can learn from other languages.
  • Nic Benders and Igal Koshevoy will present "Installing and Managing Ruby Interpreters": rvm and rbenv + ruby-build; deploying with Chef and Puppet; provisioning with cloud-init and other options.
  • ...and more!

ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby, libraries, tools and techniques. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday".

VENUE: This venue is kindly provided by CrowdCompass, "the ultimate mobile app provider for conferences": http://www.crowdcompass.com/

Website
Thursday
Jul 5, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Website
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Jul 9, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Jul 12, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Website
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Jul 16, 2012
North Portland Coders Night - Welcome OSCON Attendees!
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

In town for OSCON? The north Lucky Lab is just a quick ride away on the MAX Yellow line!

Website
Tuesday
Jul 17, 2012
Ruby Beginners Meetup, aka Ruby Newbie Brewby
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby. Bring questions. Drink $beverage. Hack.

Experienced Rubyists welcome; we want you to share your expertise!

Website
Thursday
Jul 19, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Website
ELC Technologies Internship Program Introduction
ELC Technologies offices

ELC Technologies is starting up a new paid internship program. If you've dabbled with Rails but haven't quite made it to paid developer status yet this may be just the program for you. Come and talk to us, eat food, and find out why you want to apply for the program.

The Program
The internship will take 3 months and by the end we expect that you will be ready to start work as a junior programmer immediately. This internship is not a requirement for employment at ELC and is no guarantee of employment, but it is a great way to get the fundamentals while getting paid to do so.

The Event
The introduction event will allow you to connect with the instructors and the organizers behind the internship program while eating delicious pizza and consuming beverages. We will go over the format of the program, talk about the requirements needed to enter, and the application process. At the end we will have time for you to talk to coaches and ELC employees about what it's like to work for ELC and what sorts of projects we work on.

For more information please email: [email protected]

Website
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Jul 23, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Jul 26, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Jul 30, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Aug 2, 2012
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Aug 6, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Aug 7, 2012
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting: 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

The Portland Ruby Brigade has been meeting up for 10 years! We'll have cake, drinks and some curious presentations. Our friends at Crowd Compass are sponsoring a catered dinner by Nicholas. You're welcome to bring desserts or other yummy things to share.

Presentations:

  • Markus Roberts will share a 10th anniversary-themed Ruby puzzle
  • Rogelio J. Samour on "I know Kung Fu! (or neo4j on Rails without jRuby)" details
  • Igal Koshevoy on travis-ci, a easy-to-use, free, open source continuous integration system that's great for open source Ruby projects
  • Phil Tomson and Igal Koshevoy will present a timeline of pdxruby history and talk about major events in the group's history.

ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby, libraries, tools and techniques. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday".

VENUE: This venue is kindly provided by CrowdCompass, "the ultimate mobile app provider for conferences": http://www.crowdcompass.com/

Website
Wednesday
Aug 8, 2012
Ruby Beginners' Meetup
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

This is an ad hoc Ruby Newbies meetup, especially for those applying for the ELC Technologies internship program (though all are welcome). Come ask questions, eat, drink, and hack. Whether you're learning Ruby or would like to help those that are, come on by.

Website
Thursday
Aug 9, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Aug 13, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Aug 16, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Aug 20, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Aug 21, 2012
Ruby Beginners Meetup, aka Ruby Newbie Brewby
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby. Bring questions. Drink $beverage. Hack.

Experienced Rubyists welcome; we want you to share your expertise!

Website
Thursday
Aug 23, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Aug 27, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Aug 30, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Sep 3, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Sep 4, 2012
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
Elemental Technologies

PRESENTATIONS:

  • Jacob Helwig and Markus Roberts: Ruby hangman puzzle
  • Igal Koshevoy on using the factory_girl and database_cleaner gems to make integration testing with database records easier, clearer, faster and properly isolated.
  • ...and a lot of discussions on various Ruby-related topics

IMPORTANT: Help us prepare enough food and drink for you by (1) going to this Plancast page and clicking the "count me in" link on right side, and (2) tell us which pizza you want.

ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade, also known as pdxruby and pdx.rb, is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon area. The group welcomes all programmers interested in the language and its implementations, tools, libraries and frameworks, such as Ruby on Rails. The group has been meeting since August 2002 for presentations, demos and discussions. Every month 35-75 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for Ruby. If you'd like to present or have a topic you'd like discussed, please post to the mailing list. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday" -- see you there!

ABOUT THE SPONSOR: The venue, food and refreshments are provided by Elemental Technologies, a Portland, Oregon software company that specializes in massively parallel processing solutions for video encoding, decoding and transcoding of video over IP networks. For more information, visit http://www.elementaltechnologies.com/

Website
Thursday
Sep 6, 2012
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Sep 10, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Sep 13, 2012
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Sep 17, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Sep 18, 2012
Ruby Beginners Meetup, aka Ruby Newbie Brewby
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby. Bring questions. Drink $beverage. Hack.

Experienced Rubyists welcome; we want you to share your expertise!

Website
Thursday
Sep 20, 2012
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Sep 24, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Sep 27, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Oct 1, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Oct 2, 2012
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

PRESENTATIONS:

  • Lyle Kopnicky of Janrain will present the design, testing/specification, and implementation of a sophisticated DSL for validating JSON structures using a functional programming-inspired approach.
  • Alex Kira will present "Concurrency with JRuby and the JVM", which will cover actors using the Akka library in JRuby in some detail, along with some patterns of use and techniques to help manage concurrency including java.util.concurrent, Futures, and software transactional memory.
  • Lightning talks:
    • Jesse Cooke: Rails generators that generate generators
    • Ben Cullen-Kerney: Acceptance testing command line applications with Aruba/Cucumber
  • ...and much more!

ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby, libraries, tools and techniques. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday".

SPONSOR: This venue is kindly provided by CrowdCompass, "the ultimate mobile app provider for conferences": http://www.crowdcompass.com/

Website
Thursday
Oct 4, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Oct 8, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Oct 11, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Oct 15, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops this awesome sign:

Website
Tuesday
Oct 16, 2012
Ruby Beginners Meetup, aka Ruby Newbie Brewby
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby. Bring questions. Drink $beverage. Hack.

Experienced Rubyists welcome; we want you to share your expertise!

Website
Thursday
Oct 18, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Oct 22, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops this awesome sign:

Website
Thursday
Oct 25, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Oct 29, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Nov 1, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Tuesday
Nov 6, 2012
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

PRESENTATIONS

  • Sam Livingston-Gray will give a brief (15 minutes or less) review of the "Practical Object-Oriented Design in Ruby" book, and give away at least two copies to those in attendance. (At least one copy will go to a first-time attendee!)
  • Kyle Drake will give a presentation on Celluloid, an actor-based concurrent object framework for Ruby.
  • Various folks will provide highlights from the recent RubyConf 2012.
  • ...and lots more!

ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby, libraries, tools and techniques. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday".

SPONSOR: This venue is kindly provided by CrowdCompass, "the ultimate mobile app provider for conferences": http://www.crowdcompass.com/

Website
Wednesday
Nov 7, 2012
PDX Ruby Lunch
BridgePort Brew Pub

Get together for lunch and talk Ruby, or something else! For those that have a hard time making it to the pdxrb meeting, and those that like to eat and talk about Ruby at the same time. We'll be holding this on the first Wednesday of the month.

Edx CS169.2x: SAAS using Ruby on Rails - Study Group
CoffeeTime

This is the first study group meeting for CS169.2x, UC-Berkeley's second edition of its SAAS class on edx.org. See https://www.edx.org/courses/BerkeleyX/CS169.2x/2012_Fall/about

The course teaches "software as a service" fundamentals using Ruby on Rails. The courseware just opened this past Monday, November 5th, so a few of use are hoping to form a study group in the physical here in pdx. Feel free to join us! Email me at [email protected] for any questions.

Description from EDX:

CS 169.2x is the second half of University of California, Berkeley's semester long course on Software as a Service. In the first half of the course, CS 169.1x, students use Agile development methods to deploy a simple SaaS app in the cloud. In the second half, CS 169.2x, students create more sophisticated apps by adding relationships between models in apps and by enhancing their apps with JavaScript. They also learn about what happens after the apps are deployed to real users, including how to monitor performance, identify and fix common performance problems, and avoid compromising customer data. Finally, students learn how to apply Agile techniques to enhance and refactor legacy code, a critical skill for professional programmers.

Website
Thursday
Nov 8, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Thursday
Nov 15, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Nov 19, 2012
Edx CS169.2x: SAAS using Ruby on Rails - Study Group
CoffeeTime

This is the second study group meeting for CS169.2x, UC-Berkeley's second edition of its SAAS class on edx.org. (See https://www.edx.org/courses/BerkeleyX/CS169.2x/2012_Fall/about). The first homework assignment is due 6 days after this date.

The course teaches "software as a service" fundamentals using Ruby on Rails. Feel free to join us! Email me at [email protected] for any questions.

Description from EDX:

CS 169.2x is the second half of University of California, Berkeley's semester long course on Software as a Service. In the first half of the course, CS 169.1x, students use Agile development methods to deploy a simple SaaS app in the cloud. In the second half, CS 169.2x, students create more sophisticated apps by adding relationships between models in apps and by enhancing their apps with JavaScript. They also learn about what happens after the apps are deployed to real users, including how to monitor performance, identify and fix common performance problems, and avoid compromising customer data. Finally, students learn how to apply Agile techniques to enhance and refactor legacy code, a critical skill for professional programmers.

Website
Tuesday
Nov 20, 2012
Ruby Beginners Meetup, aka Ruby Newbie Brewby
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby. Bring questions. Drink $beverage. Hack.

Experienced Rubyists welcome; we want you to share your expertise!

Website
Wednesday
Nov 28, 2012
PDX Ruby Lunch
BridgePort Brew Pub

Get together for lunch and talk Ruby, or something else! For those that have a hard time making it to the pdxrb meeting, and those that like to eat and talk about Ruby at the same time.

https://twitter.com/mperham/status/273197162265989120

Thursday
Nov 29, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Dec 3, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Dec 4, 2012
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

PRESENTATIONS

  • Markus Roberts will present a Celluloid-centric conundrum.
  • Matthew Boeh will give an overview to Celluloid, a "concurrent object oriented programming framework for Ruby which lets you build multithreaded programs out of concurrent objects just as easily as you build sequential programs out of regular objects" and its new features.
  • Robb Shecter will talk about optimizing Ruby on Rails applications, and how these techniques have been used on his WebLaws and OregonLaws sites. Additional support on the performance topic will also be provided by members of the NewRelic team.
  • ...and lots more!

ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby, libraries, tools and techniques. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday".

SPONSOR: This venue is kindly provided by CrowdCompass, "the ultimate mobile app provider for conferences": http://www.crowdcompass.com/

Website
Thursday
Dec 6, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
PDXChefs - PDX Chef User Group
Webtrends

Pizza, Beer and Ops engineering with Chef

Website
Portland Chef Users Group (P-ChUG)
Webtrends

The Portland Chef Users Group (P-ChUG) is a monthly meetup of Opscode Chef users interested in sharing their experiences with Chef. We meet at the Webtrends office in downtown Portland on the first Thursday of every month.

There will be food, drinks, and discussion of some of the upcoming goodness from Opscode in Chef 11.

Website
Monday
Dec 10, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Dec 13, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Dec 17, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Dec 18, 2012
Ruby Beginners Meetup, aka Ruby Newbie Brewby
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby. Bring questions. Drink $beverage. Hack.

Experienced Rubyists welcome; we want you to share your expertise!

Website
Wednesday
Dec 19, 2012
Portland Code School Meet and Greet
Burnside Digital Office

Portland Code School is entering its second session and we want to invite you to find out more information while consuming beer and pizza. If you've dabbled with Rails but haven't quite made it to paid developer status yet this may be just the program for you.

The Program

The class will take 3 months and by the end we expect that you will be ready to start work as a junior programmer immediately. This internship is not a requirement for employment at BD and is no guarantee of employment, but it is a great way to get into the field and a great way to network with tech organizations.

The Event

The introduction event will allow you to connect with the instructors and the organizers behind the internship program while eating delicious pizza and consuming beverages. We will go over the format of the program, talk about the requirements needed to enter, and the application process. At the end we will have time for you to talk to coaches and BD employees about what it's like to work for BD and what sorts of projects we work on.

For more information please email: [email protected]

Website
Thursday
Dec 20, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Dec 24, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Wednesday
Dec 26, 2012
PDX Ruby Lunch
BridgePort Brew Pub

Get together for lunch and talk Ruby, or something else! For those that have a hard time making it to the pdxrb meeting, and those that like to eat and talk about Ruby at the same time. We'll be holding this on the first Wednesday of the month.

Thursday
Dec 27, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Dec 31, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Jan 3, 2013
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Jan 7, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Jan 8, 2013
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Note about the date: Yes, this meeting really is on the 8th because otherwise it would be on New Year's. Normally meetings are on the first Tuesday of a month.

ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade, also known as pdxruby and pdx.rb, is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon area. The group welcomes all programmers interested in the language and its implementations, tools, libraries and frameworks, such as Ruby on Rails. The group has been meeting since August 2002 for presentations, demos and discussions. Every month 35-75 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for Ruby. If you'd like to present or have a topic you'd like discussed, please post to the mailing list. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday" -- see you there!

Website
Thursday
Jan 10, 2013
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Jan 14, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Jan 15, 2013
Rubinius Help Desk And Hack Hours
Engine Yard

Bring your Rubinius aspirations, questions, or problems and we'll hack on them.

Website
Ruby Beginners Meetup, aka Ruby Newbie Brewby [DIFFERENT VENUE!]
Engine Yard

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby. Bring questions. Drink $beverage. Hack.

Experienced Rubyists welcome; we want you to share your expertise!

For this month we'll be meeting at Engine Yard downtown.

Website
Thursday
Jan 17, 2013
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Sunday
Jan 20, 2013
Rubinius Help Desk And Hack Hours
Engine Yard

Bring your Rubinius aspirations, questions, or problems and we'll hack on them.

Website
Monday
Jan 21, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Jan 22, 2013
Rubinius Help Desk And Hack Hours
Engine Yard

Bring your Rubinius aspirations, questions, or problems and we'll hack on them.

Website
Thursday
Jan 24, 2013
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Jan 28, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Jan 29, 2013
Pdx.rb: Hack + Help Session
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby as well as old bitter veterans. Bring your laptop and your desire to learn.

Experienced Rubyists welcome; we will encourage newbies to self-teach during these sessions so you should have a great place to hack in peace.

Website
Wednesday
Jan 30, 2013
PDX Ruby Lunch
BridgePort Brew Pub

Get together for lunch and talk Ruby, or something else! For those that have a hard time making it to the pdxrb meeting, and those that like to eat and talk about Ruby at the same time. We'll be holding this on the last Wednesday of the month.

Thursday
Jan 31, 2013
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Feb 4, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Feb 5, 2013
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

PRESENTATIONS

  • Markus Roberts: hangman - "It was a quiet night. The API was RESTful, but the developers weren't."
  • Ed Phillips will give a short talk on design principles within Rails: "For reasons of pragmatism and economy, I'll focus on test design. My current conscious thought on these principles has been reinvigorated by Sandi Metz, so I'll lean heavily on her work, as well as on Avdi's from Objects on Rails."
  • Lennon Day-Reynolds, now working at Twitter, will present "Ruby programming in the large". He'll talk about issues related to having hundreds of engineers working in a very small number of Ruby/Rails repositories, and what has and hasn't worked. He'll touch on process and culture, as well as architectural and technical solutions.

  • ...and lots of great group discussions on Ruby-related topics.

ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade, also known as pdxruby and pdx.rb, is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon area. The group welcomes all programmers interested in the language and its implementations, tools, libraries and frameworks, such as Ruby on Rails. The group has been meeting since August 2002 for presentations, demos and discussions. Every month 35-75 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for Ruby. If you'd like to present or have a topic you'd like discussed, please post to the mailing list. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday" -- see you there!

Website
Wednesday
Feb 6, 2013
Agile Open Northwest 2013 - "Agile For Real"
through Ambridge Event Center

Agile Open Northwest, a non-profit alliance of agile practitioners in the US Pacific Northwest region, presents our seventh annual conference, now expanded to a third day! This conference contains over 90 sessions bringing novices, journeymen, and experts together for face-to-face conversations exploring the most important topics in Agile software development today.

What: An Open Space conference about Agile practices and techniques. Where: Ambridge Event Center, Portland, Oregon When: February 6 to 8, 2013 - Now three days long! Who: YOU and other experienced, collaborative, committed agile practitioners. Registration is limited to 150 participants. Cost: $200 for the three-day event, including continental breakfast and lunch each day, and dinner on the first night.

Agile Open Northwest 2013 offers an opportunity to strengthen our community of practice and co-create the future for Agile development in our region. For three days, we build on conversation after conversation as we engage important questions like:

What is Agile really? What are the most important practices in making Agile approaches really successful on my team? Who practices Agile philosophies, methods, principles or practices in the Northwest, and what's the impact? What is the difference between Lean, Scrum, XP, and other Agile approaches? What new technical challenges face Agile? What are the latest cutting edge developments in the Agile software development world? How do Agile frameworks and methods co-exist with project management, process control and other governance structures? How do we adapt Agile practices to our organizations without diluting them? Can Agile methods work in big, risky projects? How? When distributed teams use Agile approaches, what changes? If we adopt an Agile mindset, what might the transition look like in my organization?

Website
Thursday
Feb 7, 2013
Rubinius Help Desk And Hack Hours
Engine Yard

Bring your Rubinius aspirations, questions, or problems and we'll hack on them.

Website
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Friday
Feb 8, 2013
Commit! PDX: Morning Hackfest @Urban Grind
Urban Grind Coffee House

A small, informal group of hackers that meet in the morning to code and chat over coffee. Our goal is to commit at least once before we leave, or help someone else with their commit. Show up late, leave early, or just stop on your way and say hi; it's all cool.

All languages, technologies, and levels of expertise are welcome.

Website
Monday
Feb 11, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Feb 12, 2013
Rubinius Help Desk And Hack Hours
Engine Yard

Bring your Rubinius aspirations, questions, or problems and we'll hack on them.

Website
Pdx.rb: Hack + Help Session
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby as well as old bitter veterans. Bring your laptop and your desire to learn.

Experienced Rubyists welcome; we will encourage newbies to self-teach during these sessions so you should have a great place to hack in peace.

Website
Wednesday
Feb 13, 2013
SW Portland Hack-A-Thon
Lucky Labrador Public House

We are trying to setup a semi-regular meetup of SW Portland hackers.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

Website
Thursday
Feb 14, 2013
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Feb 18, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Feb 19, 2013
Rubinius Help Desk And Hack Hours
Engine Yard

Bring your Rubinius aspirations, questions, or problems and we'll hack on them.

Website
Ruby Beginners Meetup, aka Ruby Newbie Brewby
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Back at CrowdCompass this month!

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby. Bring questions. Drink $beverage. Hack. Experienced Rubyists welcome; we want you to share your expertise!

If you have a question or a topic you'd like discussed at the meeting, feel free to post to the mailing list.

Website
Thursday
Feb 21, 2013
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Feb 25, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night!

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Feb 26, 2013
Pdx.rb: Hack + Help Session
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby as well as old bitter veterans. Bring your laptop and your desire to learn.

Experienced Rubyists welcome; we will encourage newbies to self-teach during these sessions so you should have a great place to hack in peace.

Website
Wednesday
Feb 27, 2013
PDX Ruby Lunch
BridgePort Brew Pub

Get together for lunch and talk Ruby, or something else! For those that have a hard time making it to the pdxrb meeting, and those that like to eat and talk about Ruby at the same time. We'll be holding this on the last Wednesday of the month.

SW Portland Hack-A-Thon
Lucky Labrador Public House

Meet and hack with other SW Portland hackers.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

It's a new meetup and so far it's just been a couple of us, but we're hoping to grow. Bring a friend.

Website
Thursday
Feb 28, 2013
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Mar 4, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Mar 5, 2013
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade, also known as pdxruby and pdx.rb, is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon area. The group welcomes all programmers interested in the language and its implementations, tools, libraries and frameworks, such as Ruby on Rails. The group has been meeting since August 2002 for presentations, demos and discussions. Every month 35-75 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for Ruby. If you'd like to present or have a topic you'd like discussed, please post to the mailing list. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday" -- see you there!

Website
Wednesday
Mar 6, 2013
Portland Code School Meet and Greet
Burnside Digital Office

Applications are now being accepted for the Portland Code School Summer Session!

Join us for an informal gathering to meet current students and find out more about the program over beer and snacks.

We'll start the evening with a presentation about the format of the program, what you'll learn, how we'll help you find a job at the end, and the application process and requirements.

If you've dabbled with web development but haven't quite made it to paid developer status yet this may be just the program for you.

For more information please email: [email protected]

Website
SW Portland Hack-A-Thon
Lucky Labrador Public House

Meet and hack with other SW Portland hackers.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

It's a new meetup and so far it's just been a couple of us, but we're hoping to grow. Bring a friend.

Website
Thursday
Mar 7, 2013
Ruby on Ales (Live Stream)
through New Relic

New Relic will be playing the Ruby on Ales conference live stream (http://ruby.onales.com/) on some big monitors in our office.

Come join us on the 28th floor of Big Pink for some beer, snacks, and Ruby.

RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/Ruby-on-Ales-PDX-Live-Stream/events/106806612/ so we have a better idea how many to expect, though drop ins are also welcome.

Website
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Mar 11, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Mar 12, 2013
Rubinius Help Desk And Hack Hours
Engine Yard

Dirkjan Bussink is here from The Netherlands! Bring your Rubinius aspirations, questions, or problems and we'll hack on them.

Website
Pdx.rb: Hack + Help Session
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby as well as old bitter veterans. Bring your laptop and your desire to learn.

Experienced Rubyists welcome; we will encourage newbies to self-teach during these sessions so you should have a great place to hack in peace.

Website
Wednesday
Mar 13, 2013
SW Portland Hack-A-Thon
Lucky Labrador Public House

Meet and hack with other SW Portland hackers.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, pair with others participants, get advice, have fun, etc.

It's a new meetup and so far it's just been a couple of us, but we're hoping to grow. Bring a friend.

Website
Thursday
Mar 14, 2013
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Mar 18, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Mar 19, 2013
Ruby Beginners Meetup, aka Ruby Newbie Brewby
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby. Bring questions. Drink $beverage. Hack. Experienced Rubyists welcome; we want you to share your expertise!

If you have a question or a topic you'd like discussed at the meeting, feel free to post to the mailing list.

Website
Wednesday
Mar 20, 2013
SW Portland Hack-A-Thon
Lucky Labrador Public House

Meet and hack with other SW Portland hackers.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, pair with others participants, get advice, have fun, etc.

Website
Thursday
Mar 21, 2013
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Mar 25, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Mar 26, 2013
Pdx.rb: Hack + Help Session
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby as well as old bitter veterans. Bring your laptop and your desire to learn.

Experienced Rubyists welcome; we will encourage newbies to self-teach during these sessions so you should have a great place to hack in peace.

Website
Wednesday
Mar 27, 2013
PDX Ruby Lunch
BridgePort Brew Pub

Get together for lunch and talk Ruby, or something else! For those that have a hard time making it to the pdxrb meeting, and those that like to eat and talk about Ruby at the same time. We'll be holding this on the last Wednesday of the month.

SW Portland Hack-A-Thon
Lucky Labrador Public House

Meet and hack with other SW Portland hackers.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, pair with others participants, get advice, have fun, etc.

Website
Thursday
Mar 28, 2013
Engine Yard Happy Hour
Engine Yard

It's been too long since we had folks over. And I swear, we somehow accumulated too much beer. ;) So we're having a drink night tomorrow (Thursday) from 6-8 pm. Come by, help us with our drink(ing) problem, and see some faces old and new.

Cheers!

Amy, Mark, Rachel, and Jacob.

SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Monday
Apr 1, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Apr 2, 2013
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting: Performance, "Get Your Ass to 1.9", "Hacking Cognition", and more!
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

PRESENTATIONS

  • Markus Roberts: Ruby Hangman: https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups=#!topic/pdxruby/OeaZCq4JHUM

  • David Celis and Ben Weintraub will talk about interesting performance issues.

  • Nic Benders from New Relic, "Get Your Ass to 1.9": Ruby 1.9 has been out for four years, everyone is telling you that it's great, but you've got this one production app (or maybe twelve) that is just sooo complicated and it looks like such a hassle to convert.... No more excuses people, it's 2013, let's get this thing done! I gave a version of this at Ruby on Ales last month, but we ran out of time and couldn't do questions. Since PDX Ruby is less formal, I am going to do it shorter, but with Q&A as we go. So bring your pointy sticks and lets have some fun.

  • Jonan Scheffler, "Hacking Cognition": This presentation will offer you some immediately actionable steps to improve your cognitive ability and be more efficient with your programming studies. You’ll learn techniques mnemonists use to memorize random pages of binary digits, how your brain physically changes as you learn something new and how simple changes in your daily routine can have a deep impact on your work.

  • ...and lots of great group discussions on Ruby-related topics.

ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade, also known as pdxruby and pdx.rb, is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon area. The group welcomes all programmers interested in the language and its implementations, tools, libraries and frameworks, such as Ruby on Rails. The group has been meeting since August 2002 for presentations, demos and discussions. Every month 35-75 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for Ruby. If you'd like to present or have a topic you'd like discussed, please post to the mailing list. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday" -- see you there!

Website
Wednesday
Apr 3, 2013
SW Portland Hack-A-Thon
Lucky Labrador Public House

Meet and hack with other SW Portland hackers.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, pair with others participants, get advice, have fun, etc.

Website
MountainWest Ruby Livestream
through New Relic

We'll be hanging out watching the Mountain West Ruby Conf on some big monitors in our office.

Come join us on the 28th floor of Big Pink for beer (and other beverages), light snacks, and Ruby/DevOps talks in a hacker friendly environment.

http://mtnwestrubyconf.org/2013/schedule

Day 1 (Wednesday) is a DevOps track.

Day 2 (Thurs, Fri) is a Ruby track with some notable speakers like Matz and Ward Cunningham.

Website
Thursday
Apr 4, 2013
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Apr 8, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Apr 9, 2013
Pdx.rb: Hack + Help Session
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby as well as old bitter veterans. Bring your laptop and your desire to learn.

Experienced Rubyists welcome; we will encourage newbies to self-teach during these sessions so you should have a great place to hack in peace.

Website
Wednesday
Apr 10, 2013
SW Portland Hack-A-Thon
Lucky Labrador Public House

Meet and hack with other SW Portland hackers.

All programming languages and skill levels welcome. Come work on your own projects, pair with others participants, get advice, have fun, etc.

Website
Thursday
Apr 11, 2013
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Saturday
Apr 13, 2013
Coders With Kids
Cafe au Play, SE Portland

We are an informal group of coders with kids! If you love to code and are also a parent we'd love to meet you and hack together. We use Ruby and JavaScript, but are open to all languages. My 3-year old boy will be attending, and we love Cafe au Play! If you are a parent and want to hack with other parents please attend this new family friendly event.

Monday
Apr 15, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Apr 16, 2013
Ruby Beginners Meetup, aka Ruby Newbie Brewby
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby. Bring questions. Drink $beverage. Hack. Experienced Rubyists welcome; we want you to share your expertise!

If you have a question or a topic you'd like discussed at the meeting, feel free to post to the mailing list.

Website
Wednesday
Apr 17, 2013
SW Portland Hack-A-Thon
Lucky Labrador Public House

Meet and hack with other SW Portland hackers.

All programming languages and skill levels welcome. Come work on your own projects, pair with others participants, get advice, have fun, etc.

Website
Thursday
Apr 18, 2013
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Apr 22, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Apr 23, 2013
RailsConf LiveStreaming
New Relic

We've had a great time in the last few conferences we've streamed live: Ruby on Ales, and the Mountain West Ruby Conference. So we're doing it again for Railsconf next week.

If you weren't able to get a ticket to Railsconf before it sold out, join us at the New Relic office in the Big Pink, on the 28th floor. We'll have beer and voodoo donuts, and a great view of the city.

Please let me know ([email protected]) if you plan to attend!

Railsconf isn't streaming the whole conference, so only the keynotes will be available. Here are the times:

Monday 4/29 at 10-11:10 am: DHH Monday 4/29 at 5:50-7pm: ?

Tuesday 4/30 at 10-11:10 am: Yehuda Katz

Wednesday 10-11:10 am at 4-5:30 PM Wednesday 10-11:10 am at 5:45-7 PM

Thursday 5/2 at 2-3:30 pm: Aaron Patterson

Website
Pdx.rb: Hack + Help Session
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby as well as old bitter veterans. Bring your laptop and your desire to learn.

Experienced Rubyists welcome; we will encourage newbies to self-teach during these sessions so you should have a great place to hack in peace.

Website
Wednesday
Apr 24, 2013
PDX Ruby Lunch
BridgePort Brew Pub

Get together for lunch and talk Ruby, or something else! For those that have a hard time making it to the pdxrb meeting, and those that like to eat and talk about Ruby at the same time. We'll be holding this on the last Wednesday of the month.

SW Portland Hack-A-Thon
Lucky Labrador Public House

Meet and hack with other SW Portland hackers.

All programming languages and skill levels welcome. Come work on your own projects, pair with others participants, get advice, have fun, etc.

Website
Thursday
Apr 25, 2013
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Friday
Apr 26, 2013
Portland Code School Graduation Drinkup
Blitz Ladd

This friday our students are graduating and we'd like them to graduate, Idiocracy-style ("mooor beeeer!"). At 6pm I would be heartened if the supporters of the code school would descend on the graduates en masse for drinks and a formal welcoming to the developer community. If you're able to join us please do! If not, I'm sure they will understand and I will try to buy them a drink for you. :)

This event is open invite. Please invite your colleagues and bring your friends. There will be stickers and tantalizing folding puzzles.

Sincerest apologies for the late notice, it's been a crazy last week!

Website
Monday
Apr 29, 2013
RailsConf KeyNote LiveStream
New Relic

We've had a great time in the last few conferences we've streamed live: Ruby on Ales, and the Mountain West Ruby Conference. So we're doing it again for Railsconf next week.

If you weren't able to get a ticket to Railsconf before it sold out, join us at the New Relic office in the Big Pink, on the 28th floor. We'll have beer and voodoo donuts, and a great view of the city.

Please let me know ([email protected]) if you plan to attend!

Railsconf isn't streaming the whole conference, so only the keynotes will be available. Here are the times:

Monday 4/29 at 10-11:10 am: DHH Monday 4/29 at 5:50-7pm: ?

Tuesday 4/30 at 10-11:10 am: Yehuda Katz

Wednesday 10-11:10 am at 4-5:30 PM Wednesday 10-11:10 am at 5:45-7 PM

Thursday 5/2 at 2-3:30 pm: Aaron Patterson

Website
RailsConf Plenary LiveStream
New Relic

We've had a great time in the last few conferences we've streamed live: Ruby on Ales, and the Mountain West Ruby Conference. So we're doing it again for Railsconf next week.

If you weren't able to get a ticket to Railsconf before it sold out, join us at the New Relic office in the Big Pink, on the 28th floor. We'll have beer and voodoo donuts, and a great view of the city.

Please let me know ([email protected]) if you plan to attend!

Railsconf isn't streaming the whole conference, so only the keynotes will be available. Here are the times:

Monday 4/29 at 10-11:10 am: DHH Monday 4/29 at 5:50-7pm: ?

Tuesday 4/30 at 10-11:10 am: Yehuda Katz

Wednesday 10-11:10 am at 4-5:30 PM Wednesday 10-11:10 am at 5:45-7 PM

Thursday 5/2 at 2-3:30 pm: Aaron Patterson

http://www.railsconf.com/2013/schedule?day=2013-04-29

Website
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Apr 30, 2013
RailsConf KeyNote LiveStream
New Relic

We've had a great time in the last few conferences we've streamed live: Ruby on Ales, and the Mountain West Ruby Conference. So we're doing it again for Railsconf next week.

If you weren't able to get a ticket to Railsconf before it sold out, join us at the New Relic office in the Big Pink, on the 28th floor. We'll have beer and voodoo donuts, and a great view of the city.

Please let me know ([email protected]) if you plan to attend!

Railsconf isn't streaming the whole conference, so only the keynotes will be available. Here are the times:

Monday 4/29 at 10-11:10 am: DHH Monday 4/29 at 5:50-7pm: ?

Tuesday 4/30 at 10-11:10 am: Yehuda Katz

Wednesday 10-11:10 am at 4-5:30 PM Wednesday 10-11:10 am at 5:45-7 PM

Thursday 5/2 at 2-3:30 pm: Aaron Patterson

Website
Pdx.rb: Hack + Help at RailsConf!
Oregon Convention Center

Let's take our weekly Hack + Help session to RailsConf! We can show RailsConf attendees how awesome Portland's Ruby community is.

What we do:

This is an informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby as well as old bitter veterans. Bring your laptop and your desire to learn.

Experienced Rubyists welcome; we will encourage newbies to self-teach during these sessions so you should have a great place to hack in peace.

Website
Wednesday
May 1, 2013
RailsConf Group Bike Ride
Corner of Holiday and Martin Luther King Jr

This ride will be a no-drop group ride for people attending RailsConf, local Rubyists who'd like to join in, and any assorted hangers-on who can put up with a bunch of nerds on bikes.

Check out the webpage for meetup and route details.

Thanks to Luke Francl for "driving" this!

Website
SW Portland Hack-A-Thon
Lucky Labrador Public House

Meet and hack with other SW Portland hackers.

All programming languages and skill levels welcome. Come work on your own projects, pair with others participants, get advice, have fun, etc.

I'll be at Railsconf events that evening, so there won't be a sign, but feel free to come anyway.

Website
Thursday
May 2, 2013
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
May 6, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
May 7, 2013
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
Elemental Technologies

Thanks to Elemental for providing the space, and pizza & beer!

PRESENTATIONS

  • We'll have a short time at the beginning of the meeting to share some stories about Igal, then can continue at the after-meeting-beer.
  • Markus Roberts, Ruby Hangman for Martes, Seite de Mayo
  • Bill Den Beste, Reprise, Inc.: Generating Business Documents with Prawn
  • Reid Beels: Generating Business Documents with PDFKit
  • ...and lots of great group discussions on Ruby-related topics.

ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade, also known as pdxruby and pdx.rb, is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon area. The group welcomes all programmers interested in the language and its implementations, tools, libraries and frameworks, such as Ruby on Rails. The group has been meeting since August 2002 for presentations, demos and discussions. Every month 35-75 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for Ruby. If you'd like to present or have a topic you'd like discussed, please post to the mailing list. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday" -- see you there!

Website
Wednesday
May 8, 2013
SW Portland Hack-A-Thon
Lucky Labrador Public House

Meet and hack with other SW Portland hackers.

All programming languages and skill levels welcome. Come work on your own projects, pair with others participants, get advice, have fun, etc.

Website
Thursday
May 9, 2013
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
May 13, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
May 14, 2013
Pdx.rb: Hack + Help Session
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby as well as experienced programmers. Bring your laptop and your desire to learn.

Experienced Rubyists welcome; we will encourage newbies to self-teach during these sessions so you should have a great place to hack in peace.

Website
Wednesday
May 15, 2013
SW Portland Hack-A-Thon
Lucky Labrador Public House

Meet and hack with other SW Portland hackers.

All programming languages and skill levels welcome. Come work on your own projects, pair with others participants, get advice, have fun, etc.

Website
Thursday
May 16, 2013
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
May 20, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
May 21, 2013
Ruby Beginners Meetup, aka Ruby Newbie Brewby
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby. Bring questions. Drink $beverage. Hack. Experienced Rubyists welcome; we want you to share your expertise!

If you have a question or a topic you'd like discussed at the meeting, feel free to post to the mailing list.

Website
Wednesday
May 22, 2013
SW Portland Hack-A-Thon
Lucky Labrador Public House

Meet and hack with other SW Portland hackers.

All programming languages and skill levels welcome. Come work on your own projects, pair with other participants, get advice, have fun, etc.

Website
Thursday
May 23, 2013
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
May 27, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
May 28, 2013
Pdx.rb: Hack + Help Session
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby as well as experienced programmers. Bring your laptop and your desire to learn.

Experienced Rubyists welcome; we will encourage newbies to self-teach during these sessions so you should have a great place to hack in peace.

Website
Wednesday
May 29, 2013
PDX Ruby Lunch
BridgePort Brew Pub

Get together for lunch and talk Ruby, or something else! For those that have a hard time making it to the pdxrb meeting, and those that like to eat and talk about Ruby at the same time. We'll be holding this on the last Wednesday of the month.

Celluloid / Sidekiq hackfest
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Join committers from the Celluloid and Sidekiq projects to discuss and hack on the newest technologies in Ruby, multi-threading and concurrency.

Thursday
May 30, 2013
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Jun 3, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Jun 4, 2013
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Thanks to CrowdCompass for hosting Ruby meetings every Tuesday!

PRESENTATIONS

  • Kerri Miller: You Can't Miss What You Can't Measure
    Adrift at sea, a GPS device will report your precise latitude and longitude, but if you don't know what those numbers mean, you're just as lost as before. Similarly, there are many tools that offer a wide variety of metrics about your code, but other than making you feel good, what are you supposed to do with this knowledge? Let's answer that question by exploring what the numbers mean, how static code analysis can add value to your development process, and how it can help us chart the unexplored seas of legacy code.
  • Markus Roberts: Ruby MRH (Most Recent Hangman) https://groups.google.com/d/msg/pdxruby/pi21nYUOLBI/A4E3y-LW-REJ
  • Jonan Scheffler will talk about Ruby's singleton/eigen/metaclass.
  • David Celis and Ben Weintraub talk about interesting performance issues.
  • ...and lots of great group discussions on Ruby-related topics.

ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade, also known as pdxruby and pdx.rb, is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon area. The group welcomes all programmers interested in the language and its implementations, tools, libraries and frameworks, such as Ruby on Rails. The group has been meeting since August 2002 for presentations, demos and discussions. Every month 35-75 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for Ruby. If you'd like to present or have a topic you'd like discussed, please post to the mailing list. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday" -- see you there!

Website
Wednesday
Jun 5, 2013
2013 Tech+Pong Tournament
AltSource

Come have a beer and (if you want to) compete in the Ping-Pong Tournament:

June 5th Tech+Pong tournament with two brackets:

1) The Best of the Best (for pongers who can smash, hit, and rock their way through a pong game).

2) The Best of the Worst (for rookie pongers who just want to have fun and the thought of "spinning a slice shot" seems like something having to do with a pizza parlor). More details can be found here:

http://www.meetup.com/PDX-Tech-Pong/events/111321222/

Do you work for a tech company in any way, shape, or form (developer, marketing, design, admin, tech student, etc.)? Do you want to be more involved in the Portland tech community? Come by and play some Ping-Pong! Or, just come by for some good conversation and a beer. Headbands, wristbands, and other such attire are encouraged.

This event is free but please RSVP so we get a head count: http://www.meetup.com/PDX-Tech-Pong/events/111321222/

Website
Thursday
Jun 6, 2013
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Jun 10, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Jun 11, 2013
Pdx.rb: Hack + Help Session
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby as well as experienced programmers. Bring your laptop and your desire to learn.

Experienced Rubyists welcome; we will encourage newbies to self-teach during these sessions so you should have a great place to hack in peace.

Website
Thursday
Jun 13, 2013
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Jun 17, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Jun 18, 2013
Ruby Beginners Meetup, aka Ruby Newbie Brewby
Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

This month we're meeting at the Eliot Center during Open Source Bridge in room B202/203.

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby. Bring questions. Drink $beverage. Hack. Experienced Rubyists welcome; we want you to share your expertise!

If you have a question or a topic you'd like discussed at the meeting, feel free to post to the mailing list.

pdxruby.org

Website
Wednesday
Jun 19, 2013
SW Portland Hack-A-Thon
Lucky Labrador Public House

Meet and hack with other SW Portland hackers. All programming languages and skill levels welcome. Come work on your own projects, pair with others participants, get advice, have fun, etc.

Website
Monday
Jun 24, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Jun 25, 2013
Pdx.rb: Hack + Help Session
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby as well as experienced programmers. Bring your laptop and your desire to learn.

Experienced Rubyists welcome; we will encourage newbies to self-teach during these sessions so you should have a great place to hack in peace.

Website
Wednesday
Jun 26, 2013
PDX Ruby Lunch
BridgePort Brew Pub

Get together for lunch and talk Ruby, or something else! For those that have a hard time making it to the pdxrb meeting, and those that like to eat and talk about Ruby at the same time. We'll be holding this on the last Wednesday of the month.

SW Portland Hack-A-Thon
Lucky Labrador Public House

Meet and hack with other SW Portland hackers. All programming languages and skill levels welcome. Come work on your own projects, pair with others participants, get advice, have fun, etc.

Website
Thursday
Jun 27, 2013
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Sunday
Jun 30, 2013
Hackathon - Activst Event Calendar ActivateHub.org at Engine Yard
Engine Yard

The dream: The "Craig's List" of Activism & Civic Engagement, or.... Calagator + more features + more functions, focused on activism and available in every city every where. Because it should be.

Come tech types, come biz dev, come social media types, come change-makers!

Help create the site that will make your life easier, further your favorite causes, and impact the world!

One source for all the documentary screenings, protests, political debates, historical tours, and various geek events, in every city. A tool that empowers everybody to create change in their world. A tool for organizations to reach beyond their choir, discover new allies on issues and further their causes.

The event calendar is open source, forked from the Calagator code-base, in Ruby on Rails.

Yes, of course food and beer! Please RSVP http://www.eventbrite.com/event/7162879365/estw

Website
Monday
Jul 1, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Jul 2, 2013
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting: Fluent Refactoring, performance issues, Ruby Hangman and more!
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Thanks to CrowdCompass for hosting Ruby meetings every Tuesday!

PRESENTATIONS

  • Markus Roberts: Ruby Hangman
  • David Celis and Ben Weintraub talk about interesting performance issues.
  • Sam Livingston-Gray: Fluent Refactoring

Fluency is "what you can say without having to think about how to say it." Refactoring is a language that describes ways you can make your code better. I want to inspire you to learn more of that language, so you can make your code better without having to think about it.

I'll walk through the process of reworking a 50-line controller action that resists comprehension, let alone refactoring. We'll discover how to tease apart some fiendishly intertwined code, embrace duplication, use dirty tricks to our advantage, and uncover responsibilities that weren't obvious when we started.

NOTE TO PDX.rb: I'll be giving this talk at Lone Star Ruby Conf in a few weeks. This will be a full run-through of the work in progress—slides may be incomplete, points may be muddled, jokes may not be quite as funny as they should be, and (time permitting) I'll ask you for feedback and suggestions at the end.

This presentation will be given without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Listen at your own risk. ;>

ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade, also known as pdxruby and pdx.rb, is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon area. The group welcomes all programmers interested in the language and its implementations, tools, libraries and frameworks, such as Ruby on Rails. The group has been meeting since August 2002 for presentations, demos and discussions. Every month 35-75 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for Ruby. If you'd like to present or have a topic you'd like discussed, please post to the mailing list. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday" -- see you there!

Website
Wednesday
Jul 3, 2013
SW Portland Hack-A-Thon
Lucky Labrador Public House

Meet and hack with other SW Portland hackers.

All programming languages and skill levels welcome. Come work on your own projects, pair with others participants, get advice, have fun, etc.

Website
Monday
Jul 8, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Jul 9, 2013
Pdx.rb: Hack + Help Session
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby as well as experienced programmers. Bring your laptop and your desire to learn.

Experienced Rubyists welcome; we will encourage newbies to self-teach during these sessions so you should have a great place to hack in peace.

Website
Wednesday
Jul 10, 2013
SW Portland Hack-A-Thon
Lucky Labrador Public House

Meet and hack with other SW Portland hackers. All programming languages and skill levels welcome. Come work on your own projects, pair with others participants, get advice, have fun, etc.

Website
Thursday
Jul 11, 2013
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Jul 15, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Jul 16, 2013
Ruby Beginners Meetup, aka Ruby Newbie Brewby
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby. Bring questions. Drink $beverage. Hack. Experienced Rubyists welcome; we want you to share your expertise!

If you have a question or a topic you'd like discussed at the meeting, feel free to post to the mailing list.

Website
Wednesday
Jul 17, 2013
SW Portland Hack-A-Thon
Lucky Labrador Public House

Meet and hack with other SW Portland hackers. All programming languages and skill levels welcome. Come work on your own projects, pair with others participants, get advice, have fun, etc.

Website
Thursday
Jul 18, 2013
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

PDXNode will be joining us this evening!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Jul 22, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Jul 23, 2013
Pdx.rb: Hack + Help Session
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby as well as experienced programmers. Bring your laptop and your desire to learn.

Experienced Rubyists welcome; we will encourage newbies to self-teach during these sessions so you should have a great place to hack in peace.

Website
Wednesday
Jul 24, 2013
SW Portland Hack-A-Thon
Lucky Labrador Public House

Meet and hack with other SW Portland hackers. All programming languages and skill levels welcome. Come work on your own projects, pair with others participants, get advice, have fun, etc.

Website
Thursday
Jul 25, 2013
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Jul 29, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Jul 30, 2013
Pdx.rb: Hack + Help Session
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby as well as experienced programmers. Bring your laptop and your desire to learn.

Experienced Rubyists welcome; we will encourage newbies to self-teach during these sessions so you should have a great place to hack in peace.

Website
Wednesday
Jul 31, 2013
PDX Ruby Lunch
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Get together for lunch and talk Ruby, or something else! For those that have a hard time making it to the pdxrb meeting, and those that like to eat and talk about Ruby at the same time. We'll be holding this on the last Wednesday of the month.

SW Portland Hack-A-Thon
Lucky Labrador Public House

Meet and hack with other SW Portland hackers. All programming languages and skill levels welcome. Come work on your own projects, pair with others participants, get advice, have fun, etc.

Website
Thursday
Aug 1, 2013
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Monday
Aug 5, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Aug 6, 2013
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Thanks to CrowdCompass for hosting Ruby meetings every Tuesday!

11 year anniversary meeting!

PRESENTATIONS

  • Markus Roberts: Ruby Hangman
  • Jonan Scheffler will talk about metaprogramming in Ruby as it relates to eigenclasses and manipulating singleton objects and their methods.

ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade, also known as pdxruby and pdx.rb, is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon area. The group welcomes all programmers interested in the language and its implementations, tools, libraries and frameworks, such as Ruby on Rails. The group has been meeting since August 2002 for presentations, demos and discussions. Every month 35-75 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for Ruby. If you'd like to present or have a topic you'd like discussed, please post to the mailing list. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday" -- see you there!

Website
Wednesday
Aug 7, 2013
SW Portland Hack-A-Thon
Lucky Labrador Public House

Meet and hack with other SW Portland hackers. All programming languages and skill levels welcome. Come work on your own projects, pair with others participants, get advice, give advice, have fun, etc.

Website
Thursday
Aug 8, 2013
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Aug 12, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Aug 13, 2013
Pdx.rb: Hack + Help Session
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby as well as experienced programmers. Bring your laptop and your desire to learn.

Experienced Rubyists welcome; we will encourage newbies to self-teach during these sessions so you should have a great place to hack in peace.

Website
Wednesday
Aug 14, 2013
SW Portland Hack-A-Thon
Lucky Labrador Public House

Meet and hack with other SW Portland hackers. All programming languages and skill levels welcome. Come work on your own projects, pair with others participants, get advice, have fun, etc.

Website
Thursday
Aug 15, 2013
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Aug 19, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Aug 20, 2013
Ruby Beginners Meetup, aka Ruby Newbie Brewby
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby. Bring questions. Drink $beverage. Hack. Experienced Rubyists welcome; we want you to share your expertise!

If you have a question or a topic you'd like discussed at the meeting, feel free to post to the mailing list.

Website
Wednesday
Aug 21, 2013
SW Portland Hack-A-Thon
Lucky Labrador Public House

Meet and hack with other SW Portland hackers. All programming languages and skill levels welcome. Come work on your own projects, pair with others participants, get advice, have fun, etc.

Website
Thursday
Aug 22, 2013
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Friday
Aug 23, 2013
Portland Code School Graduation Ceremony

On Friday the 23rd, our students are hosting a graduation celebration and we'd love to invite all our friends and community members!

Festivities will begin at 5pm and will continue until the bar's tequila runs out (or until we get tired, or run off to do something crazy).

If you're not able to attend, but would like to celebrate anyways, please send a tweet and I'll buy them a drink for you.

This event is open invite. Please invite your colleagues and bring your friends.

Website
Monday
Aug 26, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Aug 27, 2013
Pdx.rb: Hack + Help Session
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby as well as experienced programmers. Bring your laptop and your desire to learn.

Experienced Rubyists welcome; we will encourage newbies to self-teach during these sessions so you should have a great place to hack in peace.

Website
Wednesday
Aug 28, 2013
PDX Ruby Lunch
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Get together for lunch and talk Ruby, or something else! For those that have a hard time making it to the pdxrb meeting, and those that like to eat and talk about Ruby at the same time. We'll be holding this on the last Wednesday of the month.

SW Portland Hack-A-Thon
Lucky Labrador Public House

Meet and hack with other SW Portland hackers. All programming languages and skill levels welcome. Come work on your own projects, pair with others participants, get advice, have fun, etc.

Website
Thursday
Aug 29, 2013
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Sep 2, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Sep 3, 2013
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Thanks to CrowdCompass for hosting Ruby meetings every Tuesday!

PRESENTATIONS:

  • Markus Roberts Ruby Hangman
  • Lightning Talks:
  • -> Kerri Miller
  • -> You?

ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade, also known as pdxruby and pdx.rb, is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon area. The group welcomes all programmers interested in the language and its implementations, tools, libraries and frameworks, such as Ruby on Rails. The group has been meeting since August 2002 for presentations, demos and discussions. Every month 35-75 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for Ruby. If you'd like to present or have a topic you'd like discussed, please post to the mailing list. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday" -- see you there!

Website
Thursday
Sep 5, 2013
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Sep 9, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Sep 10, 2013
Pdx.rb: Hack + Help Session
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby as well as experienced programmers. Bring your laptop and your desire to learn.

Experienced Rubyists welcome; we will encourage newbies to self-teach during these sessions so you should have a great place to hack in peace.

Website
Thursday
Sep 12, 2013
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Sep 16, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Sep 17, 2013
Ruby Beginners Meetup, aka Ruby Newbie Brewby
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby. Bring questions. Drink $beverage. Hack. Experienced Rubyists welcome; we want you to share your expertise!

If you have a question or a topic you'd like discussed at the meeting, feel free to post to the mailing list.

Website
Thursday
Sep 19, 2013
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Sep 23, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Sep 24, 2013
Pdx.rb: Hack + Help Session
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby as well as experienced programmers. Bring your laptop and your desire to learn.

Experienced Rubyists welcome; we will encourage newbies to self-teach during these sessions so you should have a great place to hack in peace.

Website
Wednesday
Sep 25, 2013
PDX Ruby Lunch
BridgePort Brew Pub

Get together for lunch and talk Ruby, or something else! For those that have a hard time making it to the pdxrb meeting, and those that like to eat and talk about Ruby at the same time. We'll be holding this on the last Wednesday of the month.

Thursday
Sep 26, 2013
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Sep 30, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Oct 1, 2013
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Thanks to CrowdCompass for hosting Ruby meetings every Tuesday!

PRESENTATIONS:

  • Markus Roberts: Ruby Hangman
  • David Celis and Ben Weintraub talk about interesting performance issues.
  • Robb Shecter: Code management from the organization's perspective Moved to November meeting

ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade, also known as pdxruby and pdx.rb, is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon area. The group welcomes all programmers interested in the language and its implementations, tools, libraries and frameworks, such as Ruby on Rails. The group has been meeting since August 2002 for presentations, demos and discussions. Every month 35-75 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for Ruby. If you'd like to present or have a topic you'd like discussed, please post to the mailing list. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday" -- see you there!

Website
Tuesday
Oct 8, 2013
Pdx.rb: Hack + Help Session
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby as well as experienced programmers. Bring your laptop and your desire to learn.

Experienced Rubyists welcome; we will encourage newbies to self-teach during these sessions so you should have a great place to hack in peace.

Website
Monday
Oct 14, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Oct 15, 2013
Ruby Beginners Meetup
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby. Bring questions. Hack. Experienced Rubyists welcome; we want you to share your expertise!

If you have a question or a topic you'd like discussed at the meeting, feel free to post to the mailing list.

Website
Monday
Oct 21, 2013
Cascadia Ruby 2013
through Mark Building, Portland Art Museum

Cascadia Ruby is a two-day, single-track, regional conference for Rubyists from the Pacific Northwest and the people who love them.

Wondering what to expect? Check out this year's speaker line-up or take a look at the talks recorded at Cascadia Ruby 2012 and Cascadia Ruby 2011.

Website
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Oct 22, 2013
Hack + Help Session
New Relic

Bring your projects and your desire to learn!

This is the place to get help from a mentor, join a peer study group, find an awesome learning project, and to level-up!

We started out in Ruby, but we've been working with JS and Python groups and it's been so awesome, we decided to broaden the field.

All languages welcome - check in for updates about featured mentors in different specializations each week we meet.

Website
Thursday
Oct 24, 2013
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Monday
Oct 28, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Oct 29, 2013
Hack + Help Session
New Relic

Bring your projects and your desire to learn!

This is the place to get help from a mentor, join a peer study group, find an awesome learning project, and to level-up!

We started out in Ruby, but we've been working with JS and Python groups and it's been so awesome, we decided to broaden the field.

All languages welcome - check in for updates about featured mentors in different specializations each week we meet.

Website
Wednesday
Oct 30, 2013
PDX Ruby Lunch
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Get together for lunch and talk Ruby, or something else! For those that have a hard time making it to the pdxrb meeting, and those that like to eat and talk about Ruby at the same time. We'll be holding this on the last Wednesday of the month.

PDX Code Guild Open Learning Night
NedSpace on 5th

Come and learn software development!

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.

Learn to build things: Build websites with HTML, CSS, and Javascript Dive in to the back end with Python and Django, Ruby on Rails or others Develop desktop programs in C#, Python, C and many other languages.

Whatever language or technology you want to learn we can help!

Our event is beginner friendly, we can help get you started with programing, support your online learning, or just talk about where you are at and what comes next.

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

Website
Thursday
Oct 31, 2013
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Friday
Nov 1, 2013
COPIOUSLabs TechTalk: Build your own Ruby-powered Arcade Machine!
COPIOUS

COPIOUS is a user-centered digital experience agency. We build digital products with the user at heart and technology in our bones.

About TechTalks:

COPIOUSLabs TechTalks series meets every other Friday at 1pm at the Copious office. Our talks span artificial intelligence, new programming languages and techniques, computational linguistics, geographic data processing, systems and software architecture, augmented reality, network security, and more as proposed to our engineering team.

About this talk:

Speaker: Andrew Havens, Senior Software Engineer

Have you ever wished you could re-live the fun you had as a kid playing arcade games? Have you ever wanted to learn 2D game programming with Ruby? Now is the time! The hardware is cheap. The libraries are easy to learn. This talk will cover some basic game programming techniques using Ruby, address some challenges you may run into, and cover the hardware and software you need in order to build and run your own Ruby-powered arcade machine.

All are welcome to attend. If you have a talk that you'd like to suggest presenting, please email it to [email protected] along with a brief outline of what you'd like to cover.

Website
Monday
Nov 4, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Nov 5, 2013
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
New Relic

PRE-MEETING DINNER at 6pm

We'll have pizza, so stop by early if you want to have dinner and socialize before the presentations.

PRESENTATIONS at 7pm:

BEER & SNACKS at 9pm

After presentations we'll have more socializing time with beer & snacks.

ARRIVING BY BIKE?

Cyclists are welcome to park their bikes in the New Relic office. Bikes are not allowed in the building lobby, however, and must use the freight elevator. To get your bike up to the 28th floor, enter the building's parking lot by going down the ramp at 5th and Pine. Go past the tool booth -- no need to pick up a ticket -- and turn right. Go straight until you almost run into the elevator lobby, then go right again. On the back side of the elevator block you'll see a beat up pair of double doors marked "freight elevator." Go in there, and ride on up to the 28th floor. You'll easily find the bike parking.

Thanks to New Relic for providing the venue and beer, pizza & snacks this month!

ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade, also known as pdxruby and pdx.rb, is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon area. The group welcomes all programmers interested in the language and its implementations, tools, libraries and frameworks, such as Ruby on Rails. The group has been meeting since August 2002 for presentations, demos and discussions. Every month 35-75 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for Ruby. If you'd like to present or have a topic you'd like discussed, please post to the mailing list. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday" -- see you there!

Website
Thursday
Nov 7, 2013
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Code Guild Open Learning Night
NedSpace on 5th

Come and learn software development!

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.

Learn to build things: Build websites with HTML, CSS, and Javascript Dive in to the back end with Python and Django, Ruby on Rails or others Develop desktop programs in C#, Python, C and many other languages.

Whatever language or technology you want to learn we can help!

Our event is beginner friendly, we can help get you started with programing, support your online learning, or just talk about where you are at and what comes next.

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

Website
Monday
Nov 11, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

By attending, you agree to comply with the Code of Conduct.

Website
Tuesday
Nov 12, 2013
Hack+Help Session
New Relic

Bring your projects and your desire to learn!

This is the place to get help from a mentor, join a peer study group, find an awesome learning project, and to level-up!

We started out in Ruby, but we've been working with JS and Python groups and it's been so awesome, we decided to broaden the field.

All languages welcome - check in for updates about featured mentors in different specializations each week we meet.

Website
Thursday
Nov 14, 2013
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Code Guild Open Learning Night - Topic: Interview questions
NedSpace on 5th

Topic: Learn what interviewers are looking for, what sorts of questions they ask, and what they are looking for in your responses.

This is a topic learning night. Come and learn, ask questions, and become a better software developer.

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.

Learn to build things: Build websites with HTML, CSS, and Javascript Dive in to the back end with Python and Django, Ruby on Rails or others Develop desktop programs in C#, Python, C and many other languages.

Whatever language or technology you want to learn we can help!

Our event is beginner friendly, we can help get you started with programing, support your online learning, or just talk about where you are at and what comes next.

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

Website
Monday
Nov 18, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

By attending, you agree to comply with the Code of Conduct.

Website
Tuesday
Nov 19, 2013
Ruby Beginners Meetup, aka Ruby Newbie Brewby
New Relic

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby. Bring questions. Drink $beverage. Hack. Experienced Rubyists welcome; we want you to share your expertise!

If you have a question or a topic you'd like discussed at the meeting, feel free to post to the mailing list.

Website
Thursday
Nov 21, 2013
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Code Guild Open Learning Night
NedSpace on 5th

Come and learn software development!

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.

Learn to build things: Build websites with HTML, CSS, and Javascript Dive in to the back end with Python and Django, Ruby on Rails or others Develop desktop programs in C#, Python, C and many other languages.

Whatever language or technology you want to learn we can help!

Our event is beginner friendly, we can help get you started with programing, support your online learning, or just talk about where you are at and what comes next.

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

Website
Monday
Nov 25, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

By attending, you agree to comply with the Code of Conduct.

Website
Tuesday
Nov 26, 2013
CANCELLED Hack+Help Session CANCELLED
New Relic

Just this week - sorry everyone, too many people are out of town for the holidays and I think we all could use a Tuesday off! :)

Website
Monday
Dec 2, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

By attending, you agree to comply with the Code of Conduct.

Website
Tuesday
Dec 3, 2013
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
New Relic

Our Nov & Dec 2013 meetings will be at New Relic instead of our usual location, CrowdCompass

PRE-MEETING DINNER at 6pm

We'll have pizza, so stop by early if you want to have dinner and socialize before the presentations.

PRESENTATIONS at 7pm:

BEER & SNACKS at 9pm

After presentations we'll have more socializing/pirating time with beer & snacks.

ARRIVING BY BIKE?

Cyclists are welcome to park their bikes in the New Relic office. Bikes are not allowed in the building lobby, however, and must use the freight elevator. To get your bike up to the 28th floor, enter the building's parking lot by going down the ramp at 5th and Pine. Go past the booth -- no need to pick up a ticket -- and turn right. Go straight until you almost run into the elevator lobby, then go right again. On the back side of the elevator block you'll see a beat up pair of double doors marked "freight elevator." You can get up by buzzing in with the intercom, and saying you're here for New Relic. Ride on up to the 28th floor, you'll easily find the bike parking.

Thanks to New Relic for providing the venue and beer, pizza & snacks this month!

ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade, also known as pdxruby and pdx.rb, is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon area. The group welcomes all programmers interested in the language and its implementations, tools, libraries and frameworks, such as Ruby on Rails. The group has been meeting since August 2002 for presentations, demos and discussions. Every month 35-75 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for Ruby. If you'd like to present or have a topic you'd like discussed, please post to the mailing list. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday" -- see you there!

Website
Thursday
Dec 5, 2013
PDX Code Guild Open Learning Night - Topic TBD
NedSpace on 5th

We will have a talk on a topic to be determined.

Come and learn software development!

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.

Learn to build things: Build websites with HTML, CSS, and Javascript Dive in to the back end with Python and Django, Ruby on Rails or others Develop desktop programs in C#, Python, C and many other languages.

Whatever language or technology you want to learn we can help!

Our event is beginner friendly, we can help get you started with programing, support your online learning, or just talk about where you are at and what comes next.

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

Website
Monday
Dec 9, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

By attending, you agree to comply with the Code of Conduct.

Website
Tuesday
Dec 10, 2013
Hack+Help Session (Cancelled in favor of Winter Coder Social)
New Relic

NOTE: Cancelled in favor of the awesome Winter Code Social. Please go there! It's amazing! http://calagator.org/events/1250465234

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Bring your projects and your desire to learn!

This is the place to get help from a mentor, join a peer study group, find an awesome learning project, and to level-up!

We started out in Ruby, but we've been working with JS and Python groups and it's been so awesome, we decided to broaden the field.

All languages welcome - check in for updates about featured mentors in different specializations each week we meet.

Website
Thursday
Dec 12, 2013
PDX Code Guild Open Learning Night
NedSpace on 5th

Come and learn software development!

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.

Learn to build things: Build websites with HTML, CSS, and Javascript Dive in to the back end with Python and Django, Ruby on Rails or others Develop desktop programs in C#, Python, C and many other languages.

Whatever language or technology you want to learn we can help!

Our event is beginner friendly, we can help get you started with programing, support your online learning, or just talk about where you are at and what comes next.

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

Website
PDX Code Guild Open Learning Night
NedSpace on 5th

Come and learn software development!

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.

Learn to build things: Build websites with HTML, CSS, and Javascript Dive in to the back end with Python and Django, Ruby on Rails or others Develop desktop programs in C#, Python, C and many other languages.

Whatever language or technology you want to learn we can help!

Our event is beginner friendly, we can help get you started with programing, support your online learning, or just talk about where you are at and what comes next.

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

Website
Monday
Dec 16, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

By attending, you agree to comply with the Code of Conduct.

Website
Thursday
Dec 19, 2013
PDX Code Guild Open Learning Night
NedSpace on 5th

Come and learn software development!

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.

Learn to build things: Build websites with HTML, CSS, and Javascript Dive in to the back end with Python and Django, Ruby on Rails or others Develop desktop programs in C#, Python, C and many other languages.

Whatever language or technology you want to learn we can help!

Our event is beginner friendly, we can help get you started with programing, support your online learning, or just talk about where you are at and what comes next.

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

Website
Monday
Dec 23, 2013
North Portland Coders Night CANCELLED