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Tuesday
Feb 27
Donut.js February 2018
Alchemy Code Lab

Donut.js is a monthly meet-up in Portland, OR with a handful of wonderful talks on tech, creativity, community, and the places they come together.

Schedule

  • 6:00 — Arrive, eat donuts, and socialize!
  • 6:30 — Opening Remarks
  • 6:40 — Qristy Overton (@NextLevelBanana) — PICO-8 Tweetcarts: Making Donuts in 280 Characters or Less
  • 7:00 — Melissa Lewis (@iff_or) — The Metaphor of Semaphore: Explaining the Internet
  • 7:20 — Intermission!
  • 7:40 — Karl Anderson @karlanderson — Futel: Telecommunications Colossus of the Modern Age
  • 8:00 — Meet people and eat more donuts!

Details

  • $10 in advance at https://donutjs.club/ or at the door. We take cards.
  • Nametags and pronoun stickers will be available at check-in.
  • Donut.js logo stickers and enamel pins also available at check-in.
  • All talks are live-captioned by Mirabai Knight of Steno Knight (http://stenoknight.com/).
  • Two restrooms (gendered, marked 'Men' and 'Women') are available.
  • Event is on the second floor. Elevator is available.
  • We'll have donuts! We have donuts for omnivores from Coco Donuts and combination gluten-free-vegan donuts from Back to Eden Bakery.
  • A few other snacks (pretzels, vegan+gluten-free chips) will be available.
  • LaCroix soda and water will be available.
  • We have a Code of Conduct and require that all staff, speakers, attendees, and venue staff abide by it: https://donutjs.club/conduct/
  • A hard copy of our Code of Conduct will be posted at the check-in, by the refreshments, and in each of the bathrooms.

Our Nonprofit Beneficiary

Every month we donate our proceeds to a local nonprofit. This month’s beneficiary is the Oregon Justice Resource Center, a local organization working to dismantle systemic discrimination in the administration of justice by promoting civil rights and enhancing the quality of legal representation for traditionally underserved communities, especially people living in poverty and people of color.

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Monday
Jul 14, 2008
Humaninet Project Launch
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

You are invited to join the HumaniNet team on Monday, July 14, at the Lucky Lab NW (19th & Quimby) for an informal update and roundtable on the Maps 2.0 initiative and related projects with Google Earth/Maps, GPS, and GIS in general.

If you know of someone interested in these technologies, or any tech topic that might apply to the humanitarian space, please invite them too.

Following a team meeting at 5:15, we'll start with a short presentation at 5:45, followed by networking, socializing, and tech conversation.

Hope to see you there! (sorry for the short notice)

Gregg Swanson Executive Director, HumaniNet mobile 503-957-2960 [email protected] www.humaninet.org

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Wednesday
Jan 28, 2009
Portland JavaScript Admirers' first monthly meeting
CubeSpace [ *sniff* out of business 12 June 2009]

The first monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We will discuss topics ranging from client-side web frameworks, to functional and prototypal programming theory. Topics slated for this meeting include:

  • SproutCore - An overview of this new client-side web application framework
  • JavaScript: The Good Parts - Tips on how to write beautiful JavaScript from the book by Douglas Crockford
  • jQuery 1.3 - New features in the web's most dynamic DOM library
  • CouchDB - An introduction to the world of document-oriented databases

More topics are welcome! If you would like to give a presentation, or have a suggestion for a topic, please send a message to [email protected].

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer.

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Wednesday
Feb 18, 2009
DevGroup NW: Small Groups, Tightly Joined
PCC Cascade Campus

Homophily describes the tendency of individuals to bond with people similar to themselves. It’s an obvious insight. But it also means everything to the analysis of any given online community. A web community’s success can be predicted almost entirely by asking: “Do the people drawn to this website share cultural traits with one another?”

This is why Microsoft can’t launch a successful social network. While your average college radio station, or sports fan club, or local music scene are natural gathering places.

With web communities, technology isn’t important - it’s a culture thing.

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Wednesday
Feb 25, 2009
Portland JavaScript Admirers' monthly meeting
CubeSpace [ *sniff* out of business 12 June 2009]

The February meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We will discuss topics ranging from client-side web frameworks, to functional and prototypal programming theory.

Topics slated for this meeting are:

  • An Introduction to CouchDB from a Beginner's Perspective by Merlyn Albery-Speyer
  • CouchApps Demonstrated by J. Chris Anderson
  • Overview of Mapstraction, a Unified Interface to Various Mapping APIs by Adam DuVander
  • JSONP for Cross-Domain Scripting by Jesse Hallett

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our website at http://pdxjs.com/ for more information.

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Thursday
Feb 26, 2009
Exploring Photoshop CS4 with Mark Fitzgerald
Oregonian

Join us for an evening withMark Fitzgerald, Adobe Certified Photoshop Expert and author of “Photoshop CS4 After the Shoot”, as we Delve into the recently released PhotoshopCS4. Our exploration will begin with Photoshop’s redesigned user interface. Mark will also demonstrate some of the new and improved features, including:

• The new Adobe Kuler panel that allows you to explore, create, and share color themes with an online community. • Two new panels - the Adjustments panel for quickly creating adjustment layers, and the new Masks panel that allows you to painlessly create and manage layer masks in ways never possible on previous versions of Photoshop. • The cool new Content Aware Scaling feature lets you to protect parts of an image as you scale its size. • The Auto Blending feature that allows you to selectively choose tones, colors, and focal point from a range of images as they’re merged into a single image. • New soft-proofing feature for the color-blind individuals using Color Universal Design Organization profiles. • Updated print dialog that provides superior color management and the ability to preview out-ofgamut areas of the image in the print dialog.

Mark will also give us a tour of the new and faster Adobe Bridge CS4, and show us a few secrets to speeding up the workflow using some of the nifty tools buried in the menus. We’ll also be looking at Adobe Camera Raw 5 and some of its new tools, including the localized corrections and post-crop vignetting. If you’re already using Photoshop CS4, this presentation will point out many of the new features that you may not have seen yet. If you haven’t seen CS4, this will be your chance to get a close look at what all of the excitement is about.

Mark Fitzgerald is a Photoshop consultant and author living in Portland. He helps professional photographers gain control of their workflows through workshops and private training.

Mark is the author of : “Photoshop CS3 Restoration and RetouchingBible”, “Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Photoshop Workflow Bible”, “Adobe Photoshop CS4 After the Shoot”. To learn more about Mark, visit his website at www.ddroom.com.

Pacific Northwest Color Management Users Group (CMUG), www.pnwcmug.com, is a user-based organization dedicated to the education of its members. It is designed to provide a forum to discuss Color Management issues, to test and discuss available technologies and products, and to help members get started or improve their existing Color Management. Sponsors include Alder Technology, CHROMiX, Inkspot Graphics, The Oregonian, PixelTeck, JDA Creative Color, and Zebra Graphics.

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Wednesday
Mar 25, 2009
PDX Open Source GIS User Group
OpenSourcery

The second meeting of the newly re-grouped Portland Open Source GIS user group.

Parking is limited, but mass-transit is ample.

We'll have some software demonstrations, chat about upcoming conferences, schedule future talks/events and whatever else we can think up. We'll adjourn to a local boozery around 8 for more co-conspiring.

You can find out more and sign up for announcements by joining the google group http://groups.google.com/group/pdx-osgis.

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Portland JavaScript Admirers' March Meeting
CubeSpace [ *sniff* out of business 12 June 2009]

The March Meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We will discuss topics ranging from client-side web frameworks, to functional and prototypal programming theory.

Topics will be announced on the mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs. If you would like to give a presentation, or have a suggestion for a topic, please send a message to [email protected].

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

Website
Thursday
Apr 16, 2009
WATIR training by Bret Pettichord
through TransCore

Intro to Watir C'mon in, the Watir is warm!

In this hands-on, two-day workshop you will:

install and configure Watir, including the new Watir framework learn how to turn requirements or user stories into browser-based automated functional tests use the Watir testing tool to drive a web application in IE and Firefox know how to make web interfaces more testable By the end of the second day, you will have created a test suite using the most popular open-source tool for testers on agile teams, and you'll be ready to do the same for your own applications.

Who should attend Intro to Watir is for individuals and teams seeking a better way to create, execute and maintain automated functional tests for browser-based applications. Participants should already know how some basic scripting or programming, although no prior knowledge of Watir or Ruby is assumed.

What to bring You will need a laptop running Windows XP or Vista. If you are using a Mac, you will need to be running VMware Fusion or Parallels.

Your instructors Intro to Watir will be taught by the most experienced Watir users and project contributors, such as Bret Pettichord, the lead developer of Watir and CTO of Watircraft.

Pricing Intro to Watir is offered as a public class for individuals and small teams. $1195 per student; discounted to $995 if you register and pay 30 days before class begins.

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Wednesday
Apr 22, 2009
Portland JavaScript Admirers' April Meeting
CubeSpace [ *sniff* out of business 12 June 2009]

The April Meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We will discuss topics ranging from client-side web frameworks, to functional and prototypal programming theory.

Topics will be announced on the mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs. If you would like to give a presentation, or have a suggestion for a topic, please send a message to [email protected].

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

Website
Wednesday
May 20, 2009
PDX Open Source GIS User Group
OpenSourcery

The [not] first meeting of the newly re-grouped Portland Open Source GIS user group.

Parking is limited, but mass-transit is ample.

We'll have some type of software demonstration, discussion about group structure and preferences, and then adjourn to a local boozery around 8 for more co-conspiring.

You can find out more and sign up for announcements by joining the google group pdx-osgis.

Website
Wednesday
May 27, 2009
Portland JavaScript Admirers May Meeting
CubeSpace [ *sniff* out of business 12 June 2009]

The May Meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We will discuss topics ranging from client-side web frameworks and features, to functional and prototypal programming theory.

  Topics will be announced on the mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs. If you would like to give a presentation, or have a suggestion for a topic, please send a message to [email protected].

  Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.
Website
Wednesday
Jun 24, 2009
Portland JavaScript Admirers June Meeting
Kongregate

The June Meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We will discuss topics ranging from client-side web frameworks and features, to functional and prototypal programming theory.

  Topics will be announced on the mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs. If you would like to give a presentation, or have a suggestion for a topic, please send a message to [email protected].

  Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.
Website
Wednesday
Jul 22, 2009
Portland JavaScript Admirers July Meeting
Jive Software

The meeting will be at Jive Software, 915 SW Stark St., Suite 400.

The July Meeting of Portland's JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We will discuss topics ranging from client-side web frameworks and features, to functional and prototypal programming theory.

  Topics will be announced on the mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs. If you would like to give a presentation, or have a suggestion for a topic, please send a message to [email protected].

  Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.
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Saturday
Aug 1, 2009
Digital Journalism Camp PDX
Oregonian

Digital Journalism Camp is an intense, one-day conference on how journalists are innovating right now — what’s working, what’s not, and how we can get better at what we do. Join in the dialogue by following us on Twitter (use the hashtag #journopdx), Facebook, or at journopdx.wordpress.com.
Please RSVP at Upcoming.

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Wednesday
Aug 26, 2009
Portland JavaScript Admirers August Meeting
Jive Software

The August Meeting of Portland's JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We will discuss topics ranging from client-side web frameworks and features, to functional and prototypal programming theory.

  Topics will be announced on the mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs. If you would like to give a presentation, or have a suggestion for a topic, please send a message to [email protected].

  Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.
Website
Wednesday
Sep 23, 2009
Portland JavaScript Admirers' September Meeting
Jive Software

This will be our long awaited server side JavaScript shootout.

Who will win? You decide!

It is also likely that there will be pizza.

The doors and elevators will be locked so we will have people on duty to let arrivals in. If you have any trouble getting in please send a tweet mentioning @pdxjs (not a direct message), or call or send a text message to 503-928-6714.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

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Thursday
Sep 24, 2009
Digital Journalism Social Hour
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Digital Journalism Portland and Society of Professional Journalists Oregon and SW Washington Chapter have teamed up to create an informal social hour that showcases local, innovative digital journalism projects. Come hang out with your peers, have a drink and learn about the people who are changing our industry.

Wednesday
Oct 28, 2009
Portland JavaScript Admirers' October Meeting
Jive Software

The October Meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We will discuss topics ranging from client-side web frameworks, to functional and prototypal programming theory.

  Howard Lewis Ship will give a presentation on Cappuccino , a rich JavaScript framework based on Cocoa .  Howard will also be talking on Cappuccino at the No Fluff Just Stuff Java Conference .

  Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.
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Thursday
Oct 29, 2009
Digital Journalism Social Hour
Rose & Thistle Pub

Digital Journalism Portland and Society of Professional Journalists Oregon and SW Washington Chapter have teamed up to create an informal social hour that showcases local, innovative digital journalism projects. Come hang out with your peers, have a drink and learn about the people who are changing our industry.

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Monday
Nov 9, 2009
Free Talk: What It Takes to Make a Website
Umpqua Bank Pearl District

This informative “big picture” presentation is for anyone who wants to start their own website but has no idea where to begin. Should you hire someone? Can you do it yourself? Learn the difference between HTML, WYSIWYG, CSS and CMS. Find out about hosting. Learn how to get a domain. Bring your questions!

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Thursday
Dec 3, 2009
Digital Journalism Social Hour
Rose & Thistle Pub

Digital Journalism Portland and Society of Professional Journalists Oregon and SW Washington Chapter have teamed up to create an informal social hour that showcases local, innovative digital journalism projects. Come hang out with your peers, have a drink and learn about the people who are changing our industry.

December's presenter will be Nozzl Media.

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Thursday
Jan 7, 2010
Digital Journalism Social Hour
Rose & Thistle Pub

Digital Journalism Portland and Society of Professional Journalists Oregon and SW Washington Chapter have teamed up to create an informal social hour that showcases local, innovative digital journalism projects. Come hang out with your peers, have a drink and learn about the people who are changing our industry.

January's presenter TBD.

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Thursday
Feb 4, 2010
Digital Journalism Social Hour
Rose & Thistle Pub

Digital Journalism Portland and Society of Professional Journalists Oregon and SW Washington Chapter have teamed up to create an informal social hour that showcases local, innovative digital journalism projects. Come hang out with your peers, have a drink and learn about the people who are changing our industry.

February's presenter TBD.

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Thursday
Mar 25, 2010
Refresh Portland
PIE: Portland Incubator Experiment

Take a deep-dive into the intersection of viral culture, mass marketing, design and technology. By studying issues like privacy protection, sustainable design, social media and virtual reality - a new consumer persona is taking shape. Sovereign Consumers are technology enabled, privacy disabled and very much aware of their value to marketers. They expect brands to deliver value and stay in-step with their values. This presentation provides practical advice for marketers on approaching the Sovereign Consumer.

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Tuesday
Apr 27, 2010
2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference: Session Takeaways from Attendees
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

The 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference took place April 8-10, 2010 in Atlanta, GA. Nearly 1,450 nptechies came together to learn & connect about using technology to create more social change in our jobs and in the world.

Join us for our April meetup when Portland attendees will share resources and takeaways from the sessions they attended. More details to come with specific sessions to be covered but please mark your calenders now as it will be a lively discussion with lots of tips and tricks learned from the top nonprofit technologists in the county.

In the meanwhile, you can find 2010 NTC Session Materials on Slideshare.


Wednesday
Apr 28, 2010
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Jive Software

The monthly Meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We will discuss topics ranging from client-side web frameworks, to functional and prototypal programming theory.

Topics will be announced on the mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs. If you would like to give a presentation, or have a suggestion for a topic, please send a message to [email protected].

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

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Wednesday
May 19, 2010
WebVisions 2010
through

WebVisions (http://www.webvisionsevent.com) is a nationally recognized conference that explores the future of Web design, technology, user experience and business strategy from May 19 - 21, 2010 at the Oregon Convention Center.

Attend workshops with the experts, chill out in the WebVisions lounge, and network, share ideas and be inspired by an all-star lineup of speakers.

Since 2001, WebVisions has built a loyal audience of designers, technologists and industry leaders. I invite you to join us for an event that's seen as "the creative conference for the Web."

Cheers,

Brad M. Smith
Executive Director

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Thursday
May 20, 2010
Webvisionary Awards
Someday Lounge

Each year, in conjunction with the conference, WebVisions honors the most visionary, daring, and curious talent on the web by awarding them with a miniature robot. We wanted to make this award show different in every way, other than the winners receiving an award part.

This year, we have a comedian for a host, a killer DJ to supply the beat, and presentation karaoke to kick it off.

An 'A-list' group of robot lovin' luminaries will judge the awards, including typography icon Roger Black, Mark Frauenfelder of MAKE Magazine and BoingBoing.net, Merlin Mann of 43folders.com, Molly Holzschlag of Molly.com, Renny Gleeson of Weiden+Kennedy, Armin Vit of UnderConsideration, Scott Porad of LOLCATS and many others.

Oh, and did we mention that WebVisions attendees get a special 2-for-1 deal? What are you waiting for? The deadline is April 15th.

The Webvisionary Awards are sponsored by WebTrends, 52 Ltd and Hot Pepper Studios.

For more information visit: http://www.webvisionaryawards.com http://www.webvisionsevent.com

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Wednesday
May 26, 2010
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Jive Software

The monthly Meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We will discuss topics ranging from client-side web frameworks, to functional and prototypal programming theory.

Topics will be announced on the mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs. If you would like to give a presentation, or have a suggestion for a topic, please send a message to [email protected].

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

Website
Wednesday
Jun 23, 2010
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Jive Software

The monthly Meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We will discuss topics ranging from client-side web frameworks, to functional and prototypal programming theory.

Topics will be announced on the mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs. If you would like to give a presentation, or have a suggestion for a topic, please send a message to [email protected].

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

Website
Wednesday
Jul 28, 2010
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Jive Software

The monthly Meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We will discuss topics ranging from client-side web frameworks, to functional and prototypal programming theory.

Topics will be announced on the mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs. If you would like to give a presentation, or have a suggestion for a topic, please send a message to [email protected].

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

Website
Monday
Aug 23, 2010
PDX Jelly coworking

Jelly is free casual coworking... we started in Portland last year and are now hosted twice a month! Anyone is welcome to come. Bring your laptop or an old-fashioned notebook, as well as something you're working on: whether it's an online business, an art project, coding, writing or something else, and work alongside other creative, fun people. Hope to see you there! See http://WorkAtJelly.com for more background.

We'll each work on our own thing in the same space. Meet new friends, share common interests, trade ideas, brainstorm, get some work done, go out to lunch together, and maybe even get some business referrals.

RSVP at http://wiki.workatjelly.com/JellyInPortland with your name, the time you expect to arrive, and what you'll be working on.

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Wednesday
Aug 25, 2010
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Jive Software

The monthly Meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We will discuss topics ranging from client-side web frameworks, to functional and prototypal programming theory.

Topics will be announced on the mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs. If you would like to give a presentation, or have a suggestion for a topic, please send a message to [email protected].

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

Website
Tuesday
Sep 7, 2010
DjangoCon
through DoubleTree Hotel & Executive Meeting Center Portland - Lloyd Center

Django is an open source web application framework, written in Python, which follows the model-view-controller architectural pattern.

DjangoCon US is the main US event for the Django community to come together. It will primarily consist of two tracks of talks over three days. Additionally there will be room for open sessions, lightning talks sessions, and a development sprint after the conference.

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Wednesday
Sep 22, 2010
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Jive Software

This month Max Ogden will be on hand to talk about Couchappspora < http://github.com/maxogden/couchappspora >, the social communication revolution that he has started. Couchappspora is inspired by Diaspora < http://www.joindiaspora.com/ > but is built as a couchapp using CouchDB < http://couchdb.apache.org/ >.

In addition, Jesse Hallett will present an end-to-end tutorial on how to set up JSTestDriver < http://code.google.com/p/js-test-driver/ > to automate the process of running QUnit tests < http://docs.jquery.com/Qunit > using QUnitTestRunnerPlugin < http://github.com/jivesoftware/QUnitTestRunnerPlugin >. We have had talks on testing before, including a great talk from Duncan Beevers on simulating time with Bobble < http://github.com/duncanbeevers/bobble >. In this talk Jesse will focus on automation and asynchronous tests, including more discussion on when simulated time or asynchronicity is the better choice and when to mix and match.

There will be pizza provided by Jive Software.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

Website
Monday
Sep 27, 2010
PDX Jelly coworking

Jelly is free casual coworking... we started in Portland last year and are now hosted twice a month! Anyone is welcome to come. Bring your laptop or an old-fashioned notebook, as well as something you're working on: whether it's an online business, an art project, coding, writing or something else, and work alongside other creative, fun people. Hope to see you there! See http://WorkAtJelly.com for more background.

We'll each work on our own thing in the same space. Meet new friends, share common interests, trade ideas, brainstorm, get some work done, go out to lunch together, and maybe even get some business referrals.

RSVP at http://wiki.workatjelly.com/JellyInPortland with your name, the time you expect to arrive, and what you'll be working on.

Website
Wednesday
Sep 29, 2010
Continuous Web+ Startup Studies: Concept to capitalization in under a year
GDFC

Local web startup Dovie.tv is in the throes of launching their video platform amidst a whirlwind year or conceptualizing, coding and capitalizing. J. R. Storment, President/COO of Dovie will be sharing stories, lessons, and thoughts on the business of starting a business. Additionally, you will meet other web professionals across all manner of skill-sets, from the uber-geek, to the marketing wiz, to the investment/startup junkie. Share stories, share common experiences, and get out of the house!

Join us for an informal living-room style discussion group in my living room! Feel free to bring your own beverages or snacks. We'll try to have some available as well. Bring a note-taking device, questions, or simply an inflamed sense of interest.

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Thursday
Oct 14, 2010
PDX Web Design - Javascript/jQuery
Webtrends

There was a lot of interest in having a jQuery/Javascript overview talk. Talk about the toolkit itself, have some examples, tool and web/print resources for beginners and intermediates alike.

Mike has agreed to sheriff the conversation on this topic. The Webtrends guys loved having us at the last meetup, and look forward to hosting us again! Yay us!

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Wednesday
Oct 27, 2010
Portland JavaScript Admirers' October Meeting
Jive Software

The April Meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We will discuss topics ranging from client-side web frameworks, to functional and prototypal programming theory.

Topics will be announced on the mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs. If you would like to give a presentation, or have a suggestion for a topic, please send a message to [email protected].

This will be the last meeting before our end-of-the-year hiatus. Regular meetings will resume in January.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

Website
Thursday
Nov 11, 2010
PDX Web: HTML 5
Webtrends

HTML 5 is one of the topics that seemed to pique the most interest during our initial meetups.

Laura has graciously volunteered to lead the discussion.

Also, if you're looking to learn about HTML 5 before this meetup, here are a few good resources to get started.

http://www.webhostingsecretrevealed.com/featured-articles/learn-html5-10-must-read-lessons/ http://www.w3schools.com/html5/default.asp http://html5demos.com/ http://hardboiledwebdesign.com/

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Wednesday
Nov 17, 2010
CW+ Meetup: IP and the Web
GDFC

Charles Mirho, an experienced Portland patent attorney, has volunteered to come speak to our group about IP on the web.

His presentation will focus on profiting from web innovation. This will be a talk about all of the ways a person can profit from innovation in web design, e-commerce, applications, etc. Patent protection is one aspect of it, but will not be the primary focus of this discussion.

Categorically, we will cover: Web design – getting credit and keeping control Applications – mitigating piracy E-commerce – where the big money is... protection and funding

Bring your questions and, if you'd like, food or drink to share with the group.

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Wednesday
Dec 8, 2010
Web Open Mic Unlugged
GDFC

In true Open Mic style, come relax and listen in or sign up to take a turn sharing your original web concept or demo. We KNOW there's a lot of cool "side" or "hobby" projects out there and we think it'd be really interesting to hear what some of YOURS are. You might want to give your web app sales pitch, survey the group, or demo a product.

Here's how it works:

Each turn will be exactly 15 minutes. That means there's room for about 8 presentations. Signup will be AT THE EVENT. The order will be determined using an algorithm which places you in the order you signed up. The format is UP TO YOU! (so is the content ;-) Feel free to bring a slideshow or demo to accompany you, since it's always better to show AND tell. A projector will be available. In return you will get:

The validation of your peers An engaged and informed audience that will give you honest feedback because, well, why wouldn't we? Ideas that you haven't thought of yet. So join us in the informal comfort of our living room venue, bring a snack or a beverage if you like, and oh yeah: don't forget to bring your great ideas to share!

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PDX Web: Lightning Talks!
Abstract Machines Design & Development

We're going to try something a little different for the holidays, at a different time and different location, so make a note!

Rather than a specific topic with one speaker, we're going to do some lightning talks. In a nutshell, ANYONE can stand up and do a short 5 minute presentation about any topic they wish (preferably relevant to our group, but if you really want to talk about your cats...). Every speaker will be given be 5 minutes (by clock) with a 1 minute warning before the end. Slides are allowed, but not required. Props are welcome!

Here's some ideas: * Projects you're working on * A new toolkit you're excited about * A new methodology you've developed * Books/Websites you highly recommend * A public rant/praise about our group * Hassles of writing books (hint, Dave... hint...) * Anything, really

if you've never done a lightning talk, here's a good thing to read: http://selenadelesie.com/2010/06/30/try-a-lightning-talk/

Please post/email your topic if you plan to present. We may be able to fit in 12-15 in a reasonable time.

We're meeting across the river at "Abstract Machines", off Ladd's Rose Gardens Circle and Squares. This won't be hard to get into - and a little more of a party atmosphere than our normal structure. Food and drinks are welcome/encouraged.

Abstract Machines Design & Development 1235 SE Division Suite 111 Portland, OR 97202 503-577-2311

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Thursday
Jan 13, 2011
The Real Life Social Network
Webtrends

The focus of this talk isn't on Facebook, or Twitter, or Buzz - but rather how current research understands social interactions work in the real work. Specific technologies will only be mentioned as to how they all get it wrong - and more importantly - how you don't have to.

You won't want to miss this. It isn't another "Social network buzzword Twitter buzz buzzzzzz lol" talk - but real interesting research in human behavior with real implications on future UX design.

I'll be going over mostly the research presentation by Paul Adams, who works as the UX research lead for Google's social initiatives. EDIT: Apparently today he accepted a job at Facebook.

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Wednesday
Jan 26, 2011
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Jive Software

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We discuss topics ranging from client-side and server-side web frameworks, to functional and prototypal programming theory.

The agenda for this meeting is still open. Talks will be posted on the mailing list.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

Website
Tuesday
Feb 1, 2011
PDX Web & Design Happy Hour
Bailey's Taproom

If you're like me, you spend WAYYYY too much time in front of a computer. I think it would be great to have a monthly get together at a bar or pub to just get to know each other, have a brew, and yes, talk about the business. Real human interaction, in other words.

We meet the first Tuesday of every month.

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Thursday
Feb 10, 2011
Lightning Talk & Discussion Free for All
Webtrends

A completely chaotic, non-directed, organic discussion of our favorite web and design tools, ideas, methodologies, or anything relevant to the group. We had one of these in December (feel free to bring snacks, food, etc) and it went over very well. So well, in fact, many people have requested another sooner rather than later. So here's the deal:

We can set up a laptop on the projector and anyone who is interested can spend 5 minutes discussion and showing off their favorite tools, frameworks, projects - or just stand up and talk. Anyone interested should prepare a bit in advance, keep it short (we're serious about the 5 minute cutoff!), and let's cram as much (web and design related) knowledge as we can in 90 minute!

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Monday
Feb 14, 2011
Web graphics with Photoshop (user group meeting)
Portland State University Professional Development Center

Spend Valentine's evening with other lovers of Photoshop and Illustrator. Presentation "PDX Loves Photoshop and the Web!" by Nancy Wirsig McClure of hand2mouse.com.

At this month's meeting of the official Adobe User Group, PDDA, learn to use Photoshop to make the best web graphics, animated GIFs and favicons -- and to generate HTML! See Illustrator's latest web-oriented features, too.

6 pm snacks and socializing

6:30 Presentation

7:45 Introductions (brief round-robin), break and networking

8:15 Presentation continues; Q & A

No fee to attend. Sign up on the web site to get monthly meeting announcements via email.

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Wednesday
Feb 23, 2011
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Jive Software

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We discuss topics ranging from client-side and server-side web frameworks, to functional and prototypal programming theory.

The agenda for this meeting is still open. Talks will be posted on the mailing list.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

Website
Wednesday
Mar 23, 2011
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Jive Software

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We discuss topics ranging from client-side and server-side web frameworks, to functional and prototypal programming theory.

The agenda for this meeting:

  • Game Programming with Crafty.js
  • Topics in Cryptography: The state of random numbers in the browser

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

Website
Tuesday
Apr 26, 2011
CW Talk: Jason Glaspey "Think Smaller: Building Lifestyle Startups"
Bagdad Theater and Pub

"Think Smaller: How smaller, lifestyle startups are more likely succeed"

Save the date! This month's speaker is Jason Glaspey. Jason is the Product Manager at UrbanAirship, co-founder of PIE (Portland Incubator Experiment at Weiden+Kennedy) and author of "From Idea to Web Start-up in 21 Days".

Jason has done a number of successful startups and has a number of failures. He's built lifestyle startups from scratch that pay his bills, ran a blog that let him drive a different new car every week, had projects fall flat on their face, and worked in venture-funded companies like UrbanAirship.

Here are some of the things he'll be talking about:

  • Defining what Success means
  • Being Realistic about exits
  • Discussing the failures
  • Hiring out developers
  • Finding partners
  • Shopping out menial tasks
  • Retirement means I work on what I want, when I want, with whom I want

The event is being sponsored by Cloudability. Cloudability lets you manage all your cloud billing in one place. Cloudability will be offering early access to its beta launch next month to all attendees (as well as free beer and wine.)

We have a private room upstairs in the Backstage Bar behind the Bagdad Theatre on Hawthorne St.

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Wednesday
Apr 27, 2011
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Jive Software

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We discuss topics ranging from client-side and server-side web frameworks, to functional and prototypal programming theory.

The agenda for this meeting is still open. Talks will be posted on the mailing list.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

Website
Tuesday
May 3, 2011
PDX Web & Design Monthly Happy Hour
McFadden's Restaurant and Saloon

If you're like me, you spend WAYYYY too much time in front of a computer. I think it would be great to have a monthly get together at a bar or pub to just get to know each other, have a brew, and yes, talk about the business. Real human interaction, in other words.

We're now meeting at McFadden's. There is plenty more space and they serve food. Generally between 10 and 30 people show up - so join the (geek) party!

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Thursday
May 12, 2011
Fluid Design - PDXWeb & Design
Webtrends

Folks have been talking a lot lately about fluid design... allowing a website to gracefully degrade to very small pixels. Where "min-width" used to be the default, you're now seeing a lot of design starting with "max-width" (friendly for mobile and netbooks). Many tips and tricks around this one, for example: The 100% image trick (for scalable images) Utilizing media queries The 62.5% trick (sets ems to 10px, and use only % and ems) Proper text sizing for both small and large devices using % column widths rather than pixels and much more.

Kory has graciously agreed to present this long overdue talk. Anyone who has bits of experience is certainly encouraged to contribute. You don't want to miss this - it's the future of web design!

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Wednesday
May 25, 2011
WebVisions 2011
through Oregon Convention Center

WebVisions (http://www.webvisionsevent.com) is a nationally recognized conference that explores the future of Web design, technology, user experience and business strategy from May 25 - 27, 2010 at the Oregon Convention Center.

Attend workshops with the experts, chill out in the WebVisions lounge, and network, share ideas and be inspired by an all-star lineup of speakers.

Since 2001, WebVisions has built a loyal audience of designers, technologists and industry leaders. I invite you to join us for an event that's seen as "the creative conference for the Web."

Cheers,

Brad M. Smith
Executive Director

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Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Jive Software

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We discuss topics ranging from client-side and server-side web frameworks, to functional and prototypal programming theory.

The agenda for this meeting is still open. Talks will be posted on the mailing list.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

Website
Tuesday
May 31, 2011
PDX Web & Design Monthly Happy Hour
Bailey's Taproom

PDX Web & Design

If you're like me, you spend WAYYYY too much time in front of a computer. I think it would be great to have a monthly get together at a bar or pub to just get to know each other, have a brew, and yes, talk about the business. Real human interaction, in other words. Repeats the first Tuesday of every month.

Portland, OR 97205 - USA

Tuesday, May 31 at 7:00 PM

Photo: http://photos3.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/b/3/5/8/event_16545912.jpeg

Details: http://www.meetup.com/pdxweb/events/17458545/

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Wednesday
Jun 22, 2011
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We discuss topics ranging from client-side and server-side web frameworks, to functional and prototypal programming theory.

This meeting will be a special BoF session at Open Source Bridge.

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.

The agenda for this meeting is still open. Talks will be posted on the mailing list.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

Website
Saturday
Jun 25, 2011
IndieWebCamp
through Cloudability

Rather than posting content on many third-party silos of data, we should all begin owning our own data that we're creating. Publish short status updates on your own domain, and syndicate to Twitter. Publish photos on your own domain, syndicate to Flickr, etc, etc.

This is the basis of the "Indie Web" movement. We'll get together for two days to talk about what has been done in the field, and where still needs to be done. There will be workshops and breakout sessions the second day.

For some reading on the subject, browse Tantek's documentation of his projects like Whistle and Falcon, two projects he created as an effort to begin owning his own published content.

Hosted by Tantek Çelik, Aaron Parecki and Amber Case.

RSVP on the IndieWebCamp Wiki.

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Tuesday
Jun 28, 2011
PDXW&D: Monthly Happy Hour
Bailey's Taproom

If you're like me, you spend WAYYYY too much time in front of a computer. I think it would be great to have a monthly get together at a bar or pub to just get to know each other, have a brew, and yes, talk about the business. Real human interaction, in other words. Repeats the last Tuesday of every month.

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Thursday
Jul 14, 2011
PDXW&D: Accessibility on the Web
Webtrends

Accessibility on the web is an important, but often overlooked topic in web design and development. Making your website accessible and usable by people who are sight, hearing, or in other ways physically impaired can be a huge help to a large class of internet users. You may have done a little accessibility feature for ADA compliance, but beyond that, it's just the right thing to do, and isn't as difficult as you might think if you focus on accessibility from the start. We'll cover all sorts of accessibility, including designing for screen readers.

You won't want to miss this huge and interesting topic, and we're lucky to have two expert speakers on the topic: Winslow Parker and Lorelle VanFossen.

Winslow Parker is the Lead Adaptive Technology Specialist at the Oregon Commission for the Blind. Worked as adaptive technology trainer for 17 years. He's also worked in medical social work, pastoring and mental health fields. Winslow has been legally blind since age 20, and totally blind since age 50 (now 65). Married son and daughter; 2.1 grandchildren. He's been a Portland resident for 35 years, Oregon 37 years; also lived in Michigan, NYC and SanDiego. Bachelor’s degree in Theology; AA degree Mt Hood Community college in Computer Applications. He claims to spend way too much time using a computer and web (whatever!), and very much appreciates interest in making web pages accessible.

Lorelle VanFossen [bio coming soon]

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Wednesday
Jul 27, 2011
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Jive Software

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We discuss topics ranging from client-side and server-side web frameworks, to functional and prototypal programming theory.

The agenda for this meeting is still open. Talks will be posted on the mailing list.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

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Beer.js
Bailey's Taproom

With the JavaScript Admirers meeting falling during OSCon, and there being a large contingent of JavaScript developers in town, it becomes obvious that a Beer.js needs to occur.

Someone set up an RSVP here: http://inv.ly/mPQf

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Wednesday
Aug 24, 2011
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Jive Software

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We discuss topics ranging from client-side and server-side web frameworks, to functional and prototypal programming theory.

The agenda for this meeting is still open. Talks will be posted on the mailing list.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

Website
Tuesday
Sep 6, 2011
DjangoCon US 2011
through Hilton Portland and Executive Tower

DjangoCon US is the premier event for users and developers of the most popular Python web framework in the world. Three days of talks, followed by two (or more!) days of sprinting. What more could a web geek want?

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Tuesday
Sep 20, 2011
PLUG Advanced Topics: Roundtable: Web serving in the post-LAMP era
Free Geek

This month's meeting will be a roundtable discussion about modern web serving.

The CGI.pl/ODBC era gave way to LAMP and we're now onto the next generation:

  • node.js and NoSQL make LAMP overkill for many situations

  • AJAX/JavaScript are moving much application logic to the browser

  • Apache is giving way to lighttpd, node.js, nginx and others

  • We've gone from 9" Mac support to 1024 X 768 and now to 4" phones

  • URL Shorteners. Who would have thought?

  • Users now routinely block ads, scripting and Flash

  • Apple has declared war on Flash!

  • HTML 5 and CSS 3 are starting to appear in the wild

  • Security is finally coming first, not last

How have these factors changed the way you serve web content?

Are the fundamental problems being solved and making your job easier?

Please share your experiences at this roundtable and bring your questions.

When: Tuesday, September 20th, 7PM

Where: Free Geek: 1731 SE 10th Avenue, not far from the Lucky Lab

Food and Drink: Bring your own, consider Lucky Lab take-out

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Wednesday
Sep 28, 2011
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting - Bricks.js
Jive Software

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We discuss topics ranging from client-side and server-side web frameworks, to functional and prototypal programming theory.

At this meeting Jerry Sievert will talk about Bricks.js, the Node.js web framework that he created. Jerry was not completely satisfied with existing frameworks, like Express. So he set out to make a new framework that is powerful, modular, and fast.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

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Wednesday
Oct 26, 2011
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Jive Software

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We discuss topics ranging from client-side and server-side web frameworks, to functional and prototypal programming theory.

We have two talks scheduled for this meeting:

  • SocketStream, a phenomenally fast real-time web framework for Node.js, presented by Eric Redmond
  • ClojureScript, the Clojure to JS compiler, presented by Kevin Lynagh

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

Website
Thursday
Nov 3, 2011
PLUG November Meeting: Hands-on IPv6, Web Hosting with GitHub
Portland State University FAB, Room 86-09

PRESENTATION ONE

Hands-On IPv6 Networking by Ted Mittelstaedt

Ted will wrap-up his multi-month series on IPv6 networking with some demonstrations of real-world DNS client and server configuration and web content serving.

PRESENTATION TWO

Daniel Hedlund will give an introduction to GitHub and demonstrate some command line tools for interacting with GitHub and how you can host a website on GitHub using Octopress (octopress.org)

We will break for the Lucky Lab NW on Quimby after the meeting.

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Monday
Nov 14, 2011
Web Tech Meetup
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come have a drink with fellow web and app developers, and discuss the ramifications of Adobe's week old messaging regarding the Flash platform. Get an idea of what and how your peers are doing with clients to properly advise on tech solutions that need mobile and desktop deployments.

Thursday
Dec 1, 2011
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Don't Fear the Autotools!
Portland State University FAB, Room 86-09
                         PRESENTATION

                  Don't Fear the Autotools!

                              by

                         Scott Garman


 Autoconf. Automake. Libtool. This trio of build configuration 
 utilities (known as the Autotools) are used in a large majority 
 of compiled software applications for Linux, but they remain a 
 mystery to many of us.

 In this gentle introduction to the Autotools, Scott Garman will 
 help lift the veil of uncertainty most people have about them. 
 You'll also learn about the Gnu Coding Standards and the Filesystem 
 Hierarchy Standard, two specifications which explain a lot of the 
 "why" behind the Autotools (yes, there is a method to this madness!). 
 Finally, Scott will offer some practical tips for understanding 
 and fixing errors you may see when building an Autotools-based 
 package. It's sure to be a fun romp for the whole family.
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Thursday
Jan 5, 2012
Portland Linux/Unix Group: The xkcd1k Eve Celebration
Portland State University FAB, Room 86-09
                         PRESENTATION
                              by
                        Keith Lofstrom




 Since 2005, Randall Munroe's xkcd.com, "A webcomic of romance,
 sarcasm, math, and language" has covered many topics dear to FOSS
 advocates and has been discussed on the PLUG list many times.
 The #1000 comic is expected to appear Friday January 6 just after
 midnight eastern time, making Thursday January 5 "xkcd1k eve".

 Join us for a celebration of XKCD1K eve at the PLUG general
 meeting.  We can display and discuss/explain some of the
 Free/Libre/Open source cartoons, the various weblogs and forums
 that have sprung up around them, draw our own cartoons (Keith
 will bring art paper and pens), perhaps discuss the technology
 of web comics.

 Homework:  bring your own list of favorite xkcd cartoons, and
 we will display them at the meeting.  Bring your artistic and
 "right brained" friends.  Bring your black porkpie hat.  If
 you are Richard Stallman, bring your katana sword.

 Afterwards, at the Lucky Lab Brew Pub at 1945 nw Quimby, we
 can welcome comic #1000, just after 9pm Pacific Time.  Or not,
 Randall is a trickster and may give us strip #1025, avoiding
 the definition the size of a "kilo" ( http://xkcd.com/394/ ) .
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Wednesday
Jan 25, 2012
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Jive Software

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We host presentations and discussions on everything JavaScript-related - including JavaScript frameworks, node.js, CoffeeScript, and whatever else comes up.

This event marks three years of JavaScript Admirers' meetings. There will be celebrations and cake!

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

Website
Thursday
Feb 2, 2012
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Intro to Salt / Salt Stack (saltstack.org)
Portland State University FAB, Room 86-09
             Intro to Salt / Salt Stack (saltstack.org)
                          by Daniel Hedlund 

Salt is a distributed configuration management and remote execution platform built on top of ZeroMQ and Python. Simple, fast, powerful and extensible.

Daniel will give a presentation on the architecture of Salt and how it leverages ZeroMQ to provide a simple but highly scalable and parallel method of software deployment.

"Salt is a distributed remote execution system used to execute commands and query data. It was developed in order to bring the best solutions found in the world of remote execution together and make them better, faster and more malleable. Salt accomplishes this via its ability to handle larger loads of information, and not just dozens, but hundreds or even thousands of individual servers, handle them quickly and through a simple and manageable interface."

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Saturday
Feb 4, 2012
InfoCamp PDX
Q Center

InfoCamp is an unconference for the information community. It's for anyone interested in user experience, information architecture, interaction design, user-centered design, information design, library & information science, online search, information management, informatics, and related fields.

It features an egalitarian, community-driven format in which the agenda is created during the event -- so anyone can sign up to lead a session.

Visit the website to learn more and to register.

Find us on Facebook and on Twitter: @infocampPDX and #InfoCampPDX.

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Sunday
Feb 19, 2012
Instructional Technology Strategies Conference
through Sheraton Portland Airport

OETC would like to invite you to attend our annual Instructional Technology Strategies Conference.

The Instructional Technology Strategies Conference is an opportunity for educators to think, explore, and develop strategies to enhance student achievement through the effective use of technology.

The subject is technology in the classroom, but the focus is on you. ITSC is specifically designed to be an active learning conference. Participants come away from ITSC not with a high level overview, but specific strategies and increased opportunities for education-related connections. Whether you are a teacher looking to improve K-20 classroom instruction or an administrator looking to support technology in your school or district, you will come away from ITSC with solutions that can be implemented right away.

Balancing tradition with 21st century innovation. We held on to the values that past attendees covet (active learning time in three-hour workshops, 90-minute sessions, two thought provoking keynotes, two vendor expert sessions, four quality meals and exhibit halls) and at the same time have added innovative opportunities (Unconference, Soiree of Slides, Schedule App that publishes in all platforms at once) to play and/or dive deep into the education questions that consume us.

If you want to learn, question, create, and engage in meaningful, authentic professional development then our conference is the right opportunity for you!

Please join us by registering at goo.gl/eiklr.

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Wednesday
Feb 22, 2012
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Jive Software

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We host presentations and discussions on everything JavaScript-related - including JavaScript frameworks, node.js, CoffeeScript, and whatever else comes up.

Talks for this meeting will be posted on our mailing list.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

Website
Wednesday
Mar 28, 2012
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Jive Software

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We host presentations and discussions on everything JavaScript-related - including JavaScript frameworks, node.js, CoffeeScript, and whatever else comes up.

Talks for this meeting will be posted on our mailing list.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

Website
Wednesday
Apr 25, 2012
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Jive Software

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We host presentations and discussions on everything JavaScript-related - including JavaScript frameworks, node.js, CoffeeScript, and whatever else comes up.

Talks for this meeting will be posted on our mailing list.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

Website
Wednesday
May 16, 2012
WebVisions Portland
through Oregon Convention Center

WebVisions (http://www.webvisionsevent.com/portland/) explores the future of Web and mobile design, technology, user experience and business strategy. Speakers include Jeff White of ILM, Nathan Shedroff (author of Make it So), Crystal Beasley of Mozilla, Ross Mayfield of Slideshare, Anant Anthale of American Express, Thea Boodhoo of AKQA and others.

Register by March 30th for the Early Bird rates.

» Register online

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Wednesday
May 23, 2012
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Jive Software

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We host presentations and discussions on everything JavaScript-related - including JavaScript frameworks, node.js, CoffeeScript, and whatever else comes up.

Talks for this meeting will be posted on our mailing list.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

Website
Tuesday
Jun 26, 2012
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

Please note the changed time and venue

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We host presentations and discussions on everything JavaScript-related - including JavaScript frameworks, node.js, CoffeeScript, and whatever else comes up.

At this meeting Jan-Christoph Borchardt, from the Unhosted movement will give a talk about Unhosted, remoteStorage and how to achieve freedom from the web’s monopolies.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

Website
Saturday
Jun 30, 2012
IndieWebCamp
through Esri R&D Center (aka Geoloqi HQ)

Rather than posting content on many third-party silos of data, we should all begin owning our own data that we're creating. Publish short status updates on your own domain, and syndicate to Twitter. Publish photos on your own domain, syndicate to Flickr, etc, etc.

This is the basis of the "Indie Web" movement. We'll get together for two days to talk about what has been done in the field, and where still needs to be done. There will be workshops and breakout sessions the second day.

For some reading on the subject, browse Tantek's documentation of his projects like Whistle and Falcon, two projects he created as an effort to begin owning his own published content.

Hosted by Tantek Çelik, Aaron Parecki, Amber Case and Crystal Beasley.

RSVP on the IndieWebCamp Wiki.

Website
Thursday
Sep 6, 2012
Portland Design and Digital Experience Meetup
Rogue Distillery & Public House

Join designers, creatives and tech luminaries for an evening mixer at the fabulous Rogue Public House to kick off the Portland Digital Experience and Music Fest NW. The crew from WebVisions and Design Week Portland will be there with special guests from Portland's digital community.

Free free to RSVP so we know you're coming: http://pdxdigitalexperience.eventbrite.com/

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Thursday
Sep 27, 2012
EUG IXD
Codechops

A bunch of new faces have joined EUG IXD and we hope to meet each and every one of you! We'll be meeting at the usual stellar location, CodeChops, and will hangout till 8pm to kick off the coming season. Some of us will be heading out for food and drinks afterward to continue the conversation elsewhere. Hope to see you there!

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Tuesday
Oct 23, 2012
New Tech Society Happy Hour
Thirsty Lion Pub in Tigard

The New Tech Society was founded in the Fall of 2011 to bring together a diverse group of individuals; technologists from a variety of disciplines and industries within the Portland community. We meet one night each month to make new connections, exchange ideas and enjoy each other’s company.

If you have a need--be it solving a technical issue, finding a new job, hiring a new employee, promoting a product, service or event, or just making new friends, join us.

Please bring your friends. The vibe is low-key, casual and fun; be yourself!

It is our tradition to offer a free drink to the first 10 people to arrive.

RSVP on Linkedin, please.

See you there!

-The NTS Crew

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Thursday
Jan 24, 2013
APIs & IPAs PDX

In an effort to get to know and support developers in the thriving tech communities all over the country, Singly is heading out on the road to throw API happy hours.

This is not about marketing, and it's not about sales. APIs & IPAs is focused on community. We want to support your local tech community, and we want to get to know developers everywhere.

In each city, we're partnering with local companies that strive to build developer communities, as well as non-local developer-centric companies.

All you have to do is show up ready to talk shop – and we'll foot the bill for drinks.

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Wednesday
Feb 13, 2013
MongoDB User Group - First Meetup!
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Ahoy everyone! This shindig is going to be the first ever Meetup of the Portland MongoDB User Group. This event is going to be entirely about socializing, getting to know each other, and enjoying some savory spirits! In the future, I like to have a healthy mix of socializing, hands on coding, lectures and anything else you folks throw my way!

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Saturday
Feb 16, 2013
InfoCamp PDX 2013
University of Oregon Portland

InfoCamp PDX is a one day unconference for the information community. It's for anyone interested in user experience, information architecture, interaction design, user-centered design, information design, library & information science, online search, information management, informatics, and related fields.

InfoCamp features an egalitarian, community-driven format in which the agenda is created during the event -- so anyone who attends can lead a session.

This year we're very excited to announce Amber Case as the InfoCamp PDX 2013 Keynote speaker.

Amber Case is a researcher exploring the field of cyborg anthropology and the interaction between humans and technology. She is the founder of Geoloqi (geo-low-key), Inc., a company bringing the future of location to the world. She’s spoken at TED and around the world, and has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, WIRED and more. Geoloqi was acquired by global mapping company Esri in Oct 2012.

Visit the website to learn more and to register. Find us on Facebook and on Twitter: @infocampPDX and #InfoCampPDX

Students $30 Standard $45

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Sunday
Feb 24, 2013
BarCampApache
Hilton Portland and Executive Tower

ApacheCon NA 2013 will be host to its own unconference! Running the day before the traditional Apache Hackathon and the conference, BarCampApache is a dynamic get together open to the public. Like other unconferences, the schedule will be determined by the participants.

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Wednesday
Mar 27, 2013
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
AppFog HQ

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We host presentations and discussions on everything JavaScript-related - including JavaScript frameworks, node.js, CoffeeScript, and whatever else comes up.

We have three presentations lined up for this meeting:

  • Aaron Longwell will show us what he has accomplished with AngularJS
  • Jay Contonio will demo DelRay, a new information management product from Seabourne built on to of NodeJS. DelRay, makes it easy to pull information from different sources, deal with data quality issues, and then send the data to different applications (mobile, web, business intelligence, analytics, etc)
  • Mark Piller will talk about developing JavaScript applications with no server-side coding using a Backend-as-a-Service platform using Backendless as an example.

Mark's well be a remote presentation. It's an experiment to see how well the format works.

Pizza will be provided by Seabourne.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

If you're interested in making a presentation at this or at a future meet-up, please e-mail [email protected].

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Wednesday
Apr 3, 2013
Demolicious Portland
McMenamins Mission Theater & Pub

Portlanders in web and mobile tech are creating cool new apps, services and companies. But we aren't sharing them nearly enough. Demolicious shines a well-deserved spotlight on some of the best work. Previous presenters have gone on to raise money from PIE, the Portland Seed Fund and other investors.

Demolicious is a free event open to the public, but for planning purposes we ask that you register your place.

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Thursday
Apr 11, 2013
PDX Web & Design: Killing The Angle Bracket
Webtrends

Sooner or later we all have to work with HTML, despite its verbosity. Those of us who claim to love HTML may just be victims of Stockholm Syndrome, both praising yet secretly loathing it.

Basho designer John Newman is making the trek from the swamps of Florida to show us the way. In the modern world of markup preprocessors, these alternative syntaxes allow you to write simpler, cleaner, more concise code in a shorter amount of time. Certain techniques can even allow your team members who may be less-tech-savvy to contribute content directly without forcing you to wire up a WYSIWYG style CMS.

This talk explores great alternatives to plain HTML and CSS, and covers how Basho put these tools together to facilitate a painless, team-oriented approach to building sites and web apps.

Vitamin T will be feeding us pizza and recruiting for several local positions; Webtrends will give us space; and Basho is providing John.

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Wednesday
Apr 24, 2013
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Janrain Headquarters

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We host presentations and discussions on everything JavaScript-related - including JavaScript frameworks, node.js, CoffeeScript, and whatever else comes up.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

If you're interested in making a presentation at this or at a future meet-up, please e-mail [email protected].

We are still looking for presenters for this meet-up, so please contact me if there's something you'd like to share with us!

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Wednesday
May 22, 2013
WebVisions
through Oregon Convention Center

Ground Zero for Dangerous Thinking

Explore the Future of the Web

WEBVISIONS PORTLAND // May 22-24, 2013

WebVisions explores the future of web and mobile design, digital media, UX and technology with an all-star lineup of visionary speakers, including Mark Frauenfelder of BoingBoing.net and MAKE Magazine, Ethan and Malachai Nicolle (creators of AxeCop), Carla Diana (Smart Design NYC), Jason Kunesh (Director of UX, Obama for America), Carolyn Chandler (Manifest Digital), Mark Trammell (Twitter), and more!

"WebVisions is like the medium that spawned it: unique, personal, honest, emotional and eye-opening." –Jeffrey Zeldman

Register online at http://webvisions-portland.strangertickets.com/

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Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Janrain Headquarters

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We host presentations and discussions on everything JavaScript-related - including JavaScript frameworks, node.js, CoffeeScript, and whatever else comes up.

We have two talks on the agenda for this meeting:

  • Sean Adkinson will demo RequireJS and will provide helpful tips based on his experience with RequireJS.
  • Kevin Lynagh will talk about a project that he worked on based on Angular.js + ClojureScript + iOS + data visualization. JS folks may also be interested in an extensible serialization scheme that sits on top of JSON that is used in the app.

We will be raffling off a free pass to Open Source Bridge. You can enter the raffle here.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

If you're interested in making a presentation at this or at a future meet-up, please e-mail Luc Perkins and Jesse Hallett.

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Thursday
Jun 13, 2013
jQuery Conference Portland
through Oregon Convention Center

The jQuery Conference in Portland 2013 will be jQuery's largest event to date. It's a great opportunity to meet and get to know over 1000 of the world's top jQuery talent.

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Saturday
Jun 22, 2013
IndieWebCamp 2013
through Elemental Technologies

Rather than posting content on many third-party silos of data, we should all begin owning our own data that we're creating. Publish short status updates on your own domain, and syndicate to Twitter. Publish photos on your own domain, syndicate to Flickr, etc, etc.

This is the basis of the "Indie Web" movement. We'll get together for two days to talk about what has been done in the field, and where still needs to be done. There will be workshops and breakout sessions the second day.

RSVP on the IndieWebCamp Wiki

See the full schedule

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Wednesday
Jun 26, 2013
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Janrain Headquarters

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We host presentations and discussions on everything JavaScript-related - including JavaScript frameworks, node.js, CoffeeScript, and whatever else comes up.

On the agenda for this meeting:

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at pdxjs.com.

If you're interested in making a presentation at this or at a future meet-up, please e-mail luc (at) janrain (dot) com and hallettj (at) gmail (dot) com.

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Thursday
Jul 11, 2013
PDX Web & Design: Alternatives to Conveying Interactive Design Concepts
Webtrends

Many of the processes and deliverables widely used in web design today have been inherited from print, or born in the early days of web design. Deliverables like static wireframes or rounds of Photoshop comps provide a muted glimpse of the experiences they are trying to represent, which often result in mismanaged expectations and wasted resources. Erin Kurtz, Substance's Experience Director, will present some of the ways we are redefining our methods and deliverables by capitalizing on the broadening skill sets of our UX, Design and Development teams to work smarter and more efficiently in our User Experience and Visual Design phases.

I'm pretty excited for this talk, as the design web field could use a bit of disruption. Thanks to Erin and Substance for presenting this talk, thanks to Webtrends for the space, and thanks to Vitamin T for catering dinner!

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Wednesday
Jul 24, 2013
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Janrain Headquarters

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We host presentations and discussions on everything JavaScript-related - including JavaScript frameworks, node.js, CoffeeScript, and whatever else comes up.

On the agenda for this month:

  • Client-side A/B Testing with jQuery, presented by Howard Abrams
  • Sibilant: a LISP dialect that compiles to JavaScript, presented by Jacob Rothstein

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

If you're interested in making a presentation at this or at a future meet-up, please e-mail [email protected].

Website
Wednesday
Aug 28, 2013
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Janrain Headquarters

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We host presentations and discussions on everything JavaScript-related - including JavaScript frameworks, node.js, CoffeeScript, and whatever else comes up.

There will be three presentations this month:

  • Create Ajax mocks with a HAR file to simplify testing, presented by Jake Feasel
  • Extending Esri Leaflet to build mapping apps, presented by Patrick Arlt
  • Haxe and random numbers, presented by Duncan Beevers

If time permits we may also have an exciting lightning talk!

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

If you're interested in making a presentation at this or at a future meet-up, please e-mail [email protected].

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Wednesday
Sep 4, 2013
Demolicious Portland
McMenamins Mission Theater & Pub

The Demolicious Cup is up for grabs September 4. Doors open 5:00, Demos start 6:00.

Portlanders in web and mobile tech are creating cool new apps, services and companies. But we aren't sharing them nearly enough. Demolicious shines a well-deserved spotlight on some of the best work. Previous presenters have gone on to raise money from PIE, the Portland Seed Fund and other investors.

Demolicious is a free event open to the public, but for planning purposes we ask that you register your place.

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Tuesday
Sep 24, 2013
Portland UX (+ Web and Design) Happy Hour
Rontoms

For September, UX Happy Hour is teaming up with the PDX Web & Design Meetup group (http://www.meetup.com/pdxweb/) for one big happy mix of people who make the internets a more awesome place!

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Wednesday
Sep 25, 2013
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Janrain Headquarters

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We host presentations and discussions on everything JavaScript-related - including JavaScript frameworks, node.js, CoffeeScript, and whatever else comes up.

This will be a lightning talk meeting! I encourage everyone to give a short presentation - five minutes or less - especially if you have not presented at pdxjs before. The talk can be on anything you want.

Pick a topic and make some slides, if you want to use slides. A five minute talk works well with ten or fewer slides, which gives you 30 seconds per slide. Add your name and a link to your slides (if any) to the signup sheet.

In addition, Kyle Drake will be presenting on Coinpunk, the future of browser cryptography, why he thinks server-side encryption and password hashing is going away, and how to use HTML5/JS/Node to develop secure applications for Bitcoin, a technology Rickard Falkvinge called "the Napster of banking".

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer.

If you're interested in making a presentation at this or at a future meet-up, please e-mail [email protected].

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Wednesday
Oct 23, 2013
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Janrain Headquarters

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We host presentations and discussions on everything JavaScript-related - including JavaScript frameworks, node.js, CoffeeScript, and whatever else comes up.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

If you're interested in making a presentation at this or at a future meet-up, please e-mail [email protected].

We are still looking for presenters for this meet-up, so please contact me if there's something you'd like to share with us!

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Thursday
Dec 12, 2013
PDX Sass - December Meetup
Puppet

This month we are excited to welcome Andrew Colclough to the PDX Sass podium as he gives us a full length talk on his SMACSS + BEM + SASS approach!

@PdxSass

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Saturday
Dec 14, 2013
PDX Code Guild Weekend Web Bootcamp
through NedSpace on 5th

Need a website? We'll teach you how to make it.

Give us two days, we'll give you the power.

Have you ever needed a website, or would like to know more about how website development worked? Hiring web developers can get expensive, but here's a secret: anybody can make websites!

Take this weekend course to learn to build a webpage from the ground up, and to put it up on the internet so that the world can see. We'll give you the valuable knowledge you need to get started in the quickly growing world of web design.

$65 Register at bit.ly/1dSP5lq

phone: (541) 602-6215

email: [email protected]

From 9am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday

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Monday
Jan 13, 2014
FutureTalk with Amber Case
New Relic

Rise of the Indie Web

What happens when an online service you use freezes your account, loses your data, or goes out of business? Have you ever used a service by a company that suddenly went under, stranding your data? What happened to the Internet in 2003?Do you own your own identity or do you sharecrop? Who owns your data and why? Case will talk about data ownership, identity and the Indie Web, a movement that is taking back ownership of one's own identity and data instead of sharecropping on 3rd party websites.

This is the 3rd event in a series of free monthly FutureTalks from disruptive Developers, innovative Technologists and world-changing Creatives. Doors open at 5:30p for food and drinks, and the presentation will begin right at 6p.

Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

Amber Case is the Director of Esri's R&D Center, Portland, where she works on next generation location-based technology. Previously, she co-founded Geoloqi, a location-based software company acquired by Esri in 2012. She recently worked on MapAttack! an urban geofencing game based on Esri technology.

In 2012 she was named one of National Geographic's Emerging Explorers and made Inc Magazine's 30 under 30 with Geoloqi co-founder Aaron Parecki. Case has spoken at TED on technology and humans and regularly speaks around the world.

Case is a proponent of data ownership, and uses her domain as her own personal data store and identity provider. Case founded IndieWebCamp with Tantek Çelik and Aaron Parecki in 2010. Case is interested in furthering the ideas of Calm Technology, wearable computing, and the future of the interface. You can follow her on Twitter @caseorganic or at caseorganic.com.

› FutureTalk is brought to you by New Relic in collaboration with PIE and TAO

Thursday
Jan 16, 2014
MaptimePDX
Esri R&D Center (aka Geoloqi HQ)

Welcome to MaptimePDX, a monthly hack and learn meetup for map nerds, geo-geeks, and the spatially inclined. Beginners very welcome. The best maps are made together. :)

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Wednesday
Jan 22, 2014
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Janrain Headquarters

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We host presentations and discussions on everything JavaScript-related - including JavaScript frameworks, node.js, CoffeeScript, and whatever else comes up.

This month Randie Bemis will give a talk, Understanding JavaScript Promises. The talk will address:

  1. What Promises are
  2. What problems they solve
  3. How they work under the hood (live code our own Promise object)
  4. RSVP.js or Q
  5. Promises/A+ Spec

We will also have a presentation from Luc Perkins on Dart, the programming language from Google. Luc will give us a basic intro to:

  • Polymer elements
  • futures
  • DOM manipulation in Dart

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

If you're interested in making a presentation at this or at a future meet-up, please e-mail Luc Perkins ([email protected]) and Jesse Hallett ([email protected]).

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Tuesday
Feb 18, 2014
HacksHackers Portland Monthly Meeting
Mozilla

All the data! Data resources, a bit on how to gather it, and what you can do with it. Examples from news outlets. Hopefully some brainstorming of your own projects.

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Wednesday
Feb 26, 2014
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Janrain Headquarters

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We host presentations and discussions on everything JavaScript-related - including JavaScript frameworks, node.js, CoffeeScript, and whatever else comes up.

We will have two presentations this month:

  • Working with Dart, with an intro to Polymer elements, futures, and DOM manipulation, presented by Luc Perkins. GitHub repo for the example DartNote app:

https://github.com/lucperkins/pdxjs-dart-presentation

  • Ember.js, presented by Tom Dale

I would like to note that Tom Dale is one of the core members of the Ember.js project.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer.

If you're interested in making a presentation at this or at a future meet-up, please e-mail Jesse Hallett ([email protected]).

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Wednesday
Mar 5, 2014
MaptimePDX
Esri R&D Center (aka Geoloqi HQ)

It's March Mapness!

Welcome to MaptimePDX, a monthly hack and learn meetup for map nerds, geo-geeks, and the spatially inclined. Beginners are very welcome!

Our goal is to be inclusive no matter your tech level, so bring your questions, geoprojects, and mapping curiosities. If you want to get hands-on, we'd also encourage bringing a laptop.

If you have any questions about the group or have something you'd like to show/teach send us a message on Twitter @MaptimePDX.

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Thursday
Mar 20, 2014
AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) Open House at Nemo Design
Nemo Design

This year AIGA celebrates one hundred years of excellence in design. Help kick off the Centennial with a champagne toast, hors d'oeuvres, and dessert at our annual Open House. We'll be gathering at Nemo Design Studio, together with Portland's best designers and design advocates, to discuss the upcoming celebrations - nationwide and in our hometown - and to share in a conversation on the future of design.

Join us for some happy hour mingling, then listen to exciting plans for the upcoming year. The rest of the night, you’ll have the chance to chat one-on-one with board members, pick the brains of volunteers, and find out more about AIGA's role in the Portland community.

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Wednesday
Mar 26, 2014
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Janrain Headquarters

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We host presentations and discussions on everything JavaScript-related - including JavaScript frameworks, node.js, CoffeeScript, and whatever else comes up.

We have three talks scheduled for this meeting:

  • A demo of WebRTC, presented by Ken Stowell
  • Escaping callback hell with generators, presented by Jacob Rothstein
  • Mob Programming: what works, what doesn't, presented by Cameron Knight

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

If you're interested in making a presentation at this or at a future meet-up, please e-mail Jesse Hallett ([email protected]).

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Wednesday
Apr 23, 2014
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Lightning Talks
Janrain Headquarters

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We host presentations and discussions on everything JavaScript-related - including JavaScript frameworks, node.js, CoffeeScript, and whatever else comes up.

This is the meeting where we will have LIGHTNING TALKS!

I encourage everyone to give a talk—especially anyone who has not given a talk at a user group meeting before. This is a great opportunity to practice speaking with a bite-size time slot. I (Jesse) have found that giving presentations is a good way to get name/face recognition, which has opened a lot of doors for me. And this will be a context where there will be other people speaking who have also not given a talk before.

Talks will be 5 minute presentations, with or without slides or other visual aids of your choosing. Choose any topic that interests you—so long as it is safe-for-work.

If you would like to give a talk, send an email to Jesse Hallett ([email protected]) to be added to the list. If you are going to use slides please send a copy to the same address so that we can have everybody's presentations ready to go on one computer. Sign up first and send the slides later if you need time to make the slides. Slots will be first-come, first-served. We have time for 12–14 presentations.

I wanted to include some tips for anyone who has not given a lightning talk before:

  • Practice! Do your talk out loud a few times in front a friend, mirror, an empty room, or whatever. Time yourself while practicing. You will feel silly doing this. But it is the only way to make sure that you are prepared to get the most use out of your five minutes. That is a very short time slot. Practicing will help you to focus on important points, and will help you to avoid points that you might otherwise stumble over.

  • Speak slowly, and take pauses while you are speaking. When I am in front of a room full of people, I have a tendency to worry that I am wasting a lot of people's time, which makes me want to rush and to talk too fast. I think that this is a common reaction. You can give a better talk by resisting the temptation to hurry. Pausing between points, or when you need a moment to collect your thoughts, will give your audience opportunity to digest your points. Remember that a pause that feels long and awkward to you probably does not feel that way to your audience.

  • If you use slides, my suggestion is to use at most 10 slides. That is one slide for every 30 seconds of speaking time. Your slide count is one way to estimate whether you are trying to fit in too much material for the given time.

  • It is preferable to cover one point well than to go over five points hastily. Think about what the core point of your talk is, and how much you can take out while still conveying that point.

  • Have some water handy—public speaking tends to lead to cottonmouth.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

If you're interested in making a presentation at this or at a future meet-up, please e-mail and Jesse Hallett ([email protected]).

Website
Thursday
May 8, 2014
PDX Sass - Rachel Nabors and Animation Power Techniques
Puppet

Award winning cartoonist turned front-end developer Rachel Nabors will change how you think about web design forever.

Learn how to make CSS do backflips to reproduce traditional animation techniques like walk cycles, scene transitions, and parallax.

Save time and energy with conservative techniques like cut outs, pioneered by Japanese studios to accelerate the animation process.

Understand the physics behind timing functions like ease-in to create subtle skeuomorphism. CSS animations and transitions are powerful new tools in the interactive design arsenal.

With these babies at your command, all new possibilities for user experiences begin to unfold.

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Wednesday
May 14, 2014
MaptimePDX
Esri Portland R&D Center

It's time for the May Maptime! Mayptime!

Same Map-time, new Map-place.

Note that we're meeting at the NEW Esri R&D Center office off SW 6th Ave this time around.

Agenda

  • State of the Map (SOTM) Recap
  • The State of Maptime
  • Develop list of tools and libraries and what they're good at
  • Develop best "recipes" for webmaps
  • Overview of using PostGIS with QGIS
  • Mapping Reed Canyon in OSM
  • Intro to Tilemill 2
  • General map hacking time

Let us know if you have something you'd like to teach, ask, show, or hack:

About

Welcome to MaptimePDX, a monthly hack and learn meetup for map nerds, geo-geeks, and the spatially inclined. Beginners are very welcome!

Our goal is to be inclusive no matter your tech level, so bring your questions, geoprojects, and mapping curiosities. We also highly encourage bringing a laptop so you can get hands-on!

Website
Wednesday
May 28, 2014
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Elemental Technologies

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We host presentations and discussions on everything JavaScript-related - including JavaScript frameworks, node.js, CoffeeScript, and whatever else comes up.

THIS IS NOT OUR USUAL LOCATION! This month only, the meeting will be at Elemental Technologies.

We have three presentations on the agenda this month:

JavaScript, Hardware and the Internet of Things, presented by Gerald Aden

Internet of Things has become a huge opportunity for software, hardware and designers alike to create solutions for both consumers and businesses. We'll explore how to get started using JavaScript/Node.js, a Raspberry PI and the Cloud to easily get started developing for this exciting space.

RactiveJS, presented by Marty Nelson

Ractive.js is a template-driven UI library. Unlike other tools that generate inert HTML, it transforms your templates into blueprints for apps that are interactive by default. Ractive was originally created at theguardian.com by Rich Harris to produce news applications. These apps are heavily interactive, combine HTML and SVG, and are developed under extreme deadline pressure. It has to work reliably across browsers, and perform well even on mobile devices.

Ractive is a library, not a framework. Where some tools force you to learn a new vocabulary and structure your app in a particular way, Ractive works for you, not the other way around – and it plays well with other libraries. In this talk, we'll go over the main features of Ractive.js, and also show possible integrations that highlight the varied approaches to working with Ractive.

Marty Nelson is a contributor to the Ractive open-source project. A 15 year veteran (survivor?) of enterprise software development he has been a developer, manager and lead architect. The last few years he has been focused on javascript, both in node and the browser, and web and mobile app development with HTML5.

Mystery bonus presentation

We may or may not be able to get to the final presentation. So for now it will remain a mysterious secret!

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

If you're interested in making a presentation at this or at a future meet-up, please e-mail Luc Perkins ([email protected]) and Jesse Hallett ([email protected]).

Website
Monday
Jun 9, 2014
MaptimePDX
Esri Portland R&D Center

Welcome to MaptimePDX, a monthly hack and learn meetup for map nerds, geo-geeks, and the spatially inclined. Beginners are very welcome!

Our goal is to be inclusive no matter your tech level, so bring your questions, geoprojects, and mapping curiosities. We also highly encourage bringing a laptop so you can get hands-on!

Agenda

  • Tillmill 101 - writing CartoCSS, mustache templating, using your own data, and previews of TM2, the next iteration of TileMill.

Let us know if you have something you'd like to teach, ask, show, or hack:

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Wednesday
Jun 25, 2014
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Janrain Headquarters

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We host presentations and discussions on everything JavaScript-related - including JavaScript frameworks, node.js, CoffeeScript, and whatever else comes up.

There will be two talks at this meeting:

  • zuul, multi-framework javascript browser testing, presented by Jon Eisen
  • Grunt Basics, an introduction to the powerful build system implemented with NodeJs, presented by Jim Kogler

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

If you're interested in making a presentation at this or at a future meet-up, please e-mail Luc Perkins ([email protected]) and Jesse Hallett ([email protected]).

Website
Thursday
Jul 3, 2014
MaptimePDX
Esri Portland R&D Center

Welcome to MaptimePDX, a monthly hack and learn meetup for map nerds, geo-geeks, and the spatially inclined. Beginners are very welcome!

Our goal is to be inclusive no matter your tech level, so bring your questions, geoprojects, and mapping curiosities. We also highly encourage bringing a laptop so you can get hands-on!

Agenda

We have a little project for the FOSS4G 2014 website to hack on! They want to map out some entertainment options (restaurants, bars, other POIs) for a Portland guide and are looking for some assistance.

Some of the Esri PDX folks may do some presentation practice runs in preparation for the Esri UC as well.

Let us know if you have something you'd like to teach, ask, show, or hack:

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Thursday
Jul 10, 2014
PDX Sass
Puppet

This week we are going to be talking about Google's new Web Starter Kit, creating a simple Sass Style Guide and Managing Your Dev Environment with VirtualBox, Vagrant, and Puppet.

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Wednesday
Jul 23, 2014
[Cancelled] Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
TBD - Portland

OSCon is next week, which will make things a bit crazy. So we are going to skip the JavaScript meeting this month.

As an alternative, if you weren't already planning to attend OSCon, you might check out what is available with an expo hall pass, which is $25:

http://www.oscon.com/oscon2014/public/content/expoplus

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Tuesday
Aug 5, 2014
MaptimePDX
Esri Portland R&D Center

Welcome to MaptimePDX, a monthly hack and learn meetup for map nerds, geo-geeks, and the spatially inclined. Beginners are very welcome!

Our goal is to be inclusive no matter your tech level, so bring your questions, geoprojects, and mapping curiosities. We also highly encourage bringing a laptop so you can get hands-on!

Agenda

  • Lyzi Diamond will lead a Map Basics session
  • Show and Tell - Show us your cool maps and mapping apps!

Let us know if you have something you'd like to teach, ask, show, or hack:

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Wednesday
Aug 13, 2014
Famo.us Announcement Simulcast

Famo.us is live broadcasting an event to announce some big news about the framework and roadmap.

Location and Address Info:

Lucky Lab - Hawthrone Brew Pub http://luckylab.com/hawthorne-brew-pub/ 915 SE HAWTHORNE BLVD. PORTLAND, OR 97214

Agenda for the event:

Announcement about the future of Famo.us Collaboration partnerships with Mozilla, Adobe, and Intel Live coding demos Famo.us Wrapper Famo.us Carousel Mixed mode Mobile templates

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Wednesday
Aug 27, 2014
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Janrain Headquarters

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We host presentations and discussions on everything JavaScript-related - including JavaScript frameworks, node.js, CoffeeScript, and whatever else comes up.

This month Jesse Hallett will talk about React and the Virtual DOM. React is a library for building HTML views in a less stateful, more functional way than is done with many other frameworks. Under the hood it uses a virtual DOM representation, which makes page updates really fast.

Thanks go to PubNub for sponsoring pizza, and to Janrain for providing meeting space.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

If you're interested in making a presentation at this or at a future meet-up, please e-mail Jesse Hallett ([email protected]).

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Wednesday
Sep 24, 2014
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Janrain Headquarters

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We host presentations and discussions on everything JavaScript-related - including JavaScript frameworks, node.js, CoffeeScript, and whatever else comes up.

We have two talks on the schedule this month:

  • Sean Adkinson will show us webpack, a module bundler. webpack takes modular code, css, and so forth and produces bundled static assets.
  • Jim Kogler will follow up on his previous talk on Grunt - this month he will talk about plugins for Gulp, and perhaps also for Broccoli. It will be a confluence of the web's greatest build tools!

Pizza will be provided, thanks to Odyssey Science Innovations.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

If you're interested in making a presentation at this or at a future meet-up, please e-mail Jesse Hallett ([email protected]).

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Tuesday
Sep 30, 2014
OSGeo Spatio-Temporal Web Visualizations, MapTimeStJohns
Anna Bananas, St Johns

OSGeo Spatio-Temporal Web Visualizations, Tuesday, September 30, 7:30pm to 9, Anna Bananas, 8716 N. Lombard, Portland

This month at MaptimeStJohns, we will be to continue programming web spatio-temporal visualizations, bring a computer if you have one. If you have not come before, that is alright because we will step through each visualization. I'll bring the js library files for leaflet and the various plugins we will be using. Let's create some cool web map visualizations! please RSVP

Thursday
Oct 2, 2014
MaptimePDX
Esri Portland R&D Center

Welcome to MaptimePDX, a monthly hack and learn meetup for map nerds, geo-geeks, and the spatially inclined. Beginners are very welcome!

Our goal is to be inclusive no matter your tech level, so bring your questions, geoprojects, and mapping curiosities. We also highly encourage bringing a laptop so you can get hands-on!

Agenda

  • Post-FOSS4G BoF discussion
  • Mapbox Studio
  • Impostor Syndrome

Let us know if you have something you'd like to teach, ask, show, or hack:

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Friday
Oct 17, 2014
CrowdSource Summit: A conference for emerging web professionals
through Red Lion Hotel on the River, Jantzen Beach

CrowdSource Summit, presented by the Higher Education Web Professionals Association, is a new conference for college and university students who want to explore the many possibilities that "working on the Web" encompasses.

We'll focus on the multidisciplinary nature of Web work, moving beyond the tools and the technology to look at the human side of creating online experiences. We'll look at the WHY.

Strong speakers

Session topics include accessibility, usability, user experience, mobile interfaces, content strategy and how the web is being used to conquer the digital divide.

Registration

Registration is only $50 and includes a t-shirt, a keynote, several really amazing sessions, and great networking opportunities. There are hotel rooms available to make attending the Saturday sessions easier!

Discounts available

Group discounts are available; email [email protected] for details.

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Wednesday
Oct 22, 2014
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Janrain Headquarters

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We host presentations and discussions on everything JavaScript-related - including JavaScript frameworks, node.js, CoffeeScript, and whatever else comes up.

On the agenda this month:

  • Daniel Johnson will talk about his use of postMessage when embedding YouTube and Vimeo.

  • Brian Mock will talk about writing parsers in JavaScript

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

If you're interested in making a presentation at this or at a future meet-up, please e-mail Luc Perkins ([email protected]) and Jesse Hallett ([email protected]).

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Thursday
Nov 6, 2014
MaptimePDX
Esri Portland R&D Center

Welcome to MaptimePDX, a monthly hack and learn meetup for map nerds, geo-geeks, and the spatially inclined. Beginners are very welcome!

Our goal is to be inclusive no matter your tech level, so bring your questions, geoprojects, and mapping curiosities. We also highly encourage bringing a laptop so you can get hands-on!

Agenda

  • MaptimeHQ has been migrated to a new website!
  • Community Cycling Center transportation advocacy app

Let us know if you have something you'd like to teach, ask, show, or hack:

Website
Tuesday
Nov 11, 2014
[FREE] The ABCs of APIs with Node.js workshop
Portland Marriott (Downtown)

Are you a web designer/developer interested in API development, or an enterprise developer looking to expand your skill set around APIs using Node.js? Do you have data or services that you need to expose via APIs?

NOTE: You must register on the Eventbrite page: https://2014-portland-nodejs.eventbrite.com

Join your fellow developers and Apigee for a free, one-day workshop and learn to build RESTful APIs using Node.js and deploy them to the cloud!

Regardless of your background - this hands-on workshop will walk you, step-by-step, through the process of building APIs using Node.js.

During the course of the workshop, we'll cover topics such as: Best Practices in RESTful API design Crash course in Node.js Creating API specifications and docs with Swagger Using NodeJS to build an API Easily exposing data from databases (SQL and NoSQL) Creating API policies such as rate limiting, quota, OAuth, and more Deploying APIs to the cloud (Apigee Edge, Amazon Web Services and others)

The workshop is completely free – and all of the software & services we’ll be using are open-source!

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Saturday
Nov 15, 2014
OSM Hackathon for Portland Building Imports
Urban Airship Inc

Urban Airship graciously opens its doors this Saturday for a half day #OSM Portland building import hackathon. Come write docs, work on conflation scripts, and help do some testing. All skill levels and background welcome.

10 AM - 4 PM Urban Airship 1417 NW Everett St #300 Portland, OR 97209

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Thursday
Dec 4, 2014
MaptimePDX
Esri Portland R&D Center

Welcome to MaptimePDX, a monthly hack and learn meetup for map nerds, geo-geeks, and the spatially inclined. Beginners are very welcome!

Our goal is to be inclusive no matter your tech level, so bring your questions, geoprojects, and mapping curiosities. We also highly encourage bringing a laptop so you can get hands-on!

Agenda

Please fill out our feedback survey to help us make MaptimePDX even better! https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/79FTQ9D

  • Feedback Survey results - Matt Sayler
  • Orchestrate.io (database service for rapid application development) - Benji Smith

Let us know if you have something you'd like to teach, ask, show, or hack:

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Wednesday
Jan 14, 2015
UX Happy Hour (with free drinks!)
There Be Monsters

We're ramping it up for 2015 and kicking off the first UX Happy Hour of the year with the help of Campaign Monitor, which means free notebooks, stickers, and drinks!

To help make sure we'll have enough space & refreshments, please RSVP beforehand.


UX Happy Hour is a monthly event open to anyone interested in talking about user experience design. Come to trade stories and meet other designers, developers, researchers, and more!

Also, if you're interested in sponsoring our other happy hours this year, just get in touch. Thanks!

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Thursday
Feb 5, 2015
MaptimePDX
Esri Portland R&D Center

Welcome to MaptimePDX, a monthly hack and learn meetup for map nerds, geo-geeks, and the spatially inclined. Beginners are very welcome!

Our goal is to be inclusive no matter your tech level, so bring your questions, geoprojects, and mapping curiosities. We also highly encourage bringing a laptop so you can get hands-on!

Agenda

  • Intro Git
  • HTML Basics
  • CSS Basics

We recommend you install a text editor with syntax highlighting. Sublime Text and Notepad++ are two popular choices (of many).


Let us know if you have something you'd like to teach, ask, show, or hack:


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Thursday
Mar 5, 2015
MaptimePDX
Esri Portland R&D Center

Welcome to MaptimePDX, a monthly hack and learn meetup for map nerds, geo-geeks, and the spatially inclined. Beginners are very welcome!

Our goal is to be inclusive no matter your tech level, so bring your questions, geoprojects, and mapping curiosities. We also highly encourage bringing a laptop so you can get hands-on!

Agenda

  • Using Github pages

Let us know if you have something you'd like to teach, ask, show, or hack:


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Wednesday
Mar 18, 2015
RefreshPDX: Young At Art – The Generative Generation
Idealist

Designers and artists are discovering the power of combining their knowledge of patterns, space, and colors with code and frameworks. Not to make prettier websites, but to create art. Interactive and infinitely generative code art.

But fear not: though getting into programming can be incredibly intimidating, code art, is one path to coding that can be fun, easy, and instantly rewarding. John Brown will show you some frameworks and sites that will get you started making art quickly and easily.

Occasionally, a new discovery will come along that changes the way artists create. Pigments in antiquity or screen printing in the recent past have given artists a path to explore. Now computers, and the frameworks created for them, are hitting the sweet spot of ease of use and power. Code art is still in its infancy, and creative coding is the wild west. It’s all about exploring, layering, and trying new things. Any creative endeavor of the last 5000 years has a digital equivalent, and there are myriad digital art paths that have no physical analogue.

John Brown will show you how to get involved in creative coding. There is a great community locally he’ll introduce you to. He’ll also talk a bit on the history of creative coding, show you some of his work, and talk about the future of code art and how it fits into the greater art world.

When you leave, you’ll want to rush home and pick up a digital paintbrush and start making code art.

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Thursday
Apr 2, 2015
MaptimePDX
Esri Portland R&D Center

Welcome to MaptimePDX, a monthly hack and learn meetup for map nerds, geo-geeks, and the spatially inclined. Beginners are very welcome!

Our goal is to be inclusive no matter your tech level, so bring your questions, geoprojects, and mapping curiosities. We also highly encourage bringing a laptop so you can get hands-on!

Register Here


I think we're going to do a Q&A session. We want to try and keep this one a little shorter so people can go to the Deviant Cartography exhibit (just a few blocks away): http://www.meetup.com/PDX-Creative-Coders/events/221334903/


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Wednesday
Apr 15, 2015
RefreshPDX: The Power of Pattern Libraries
Idealist.org

Every web project faces a similar set of challenges: how do you keep visual assets and the code that serves them maintainable? CSS, in particular, is notoriously difficult to manage over time. Almost as soon as a project begins, we lose track of everything we’ve made available. Even worse, we become fearful of making changes, because it’s hard to know what the consequences will be.

Instead, we tend to add. We add more code, and we add more components. Before long, our CSS is very difficult to update, and our sites become inconsistent, with a diverse mix of typography and components.

Pattern Libraries can help us with these problems. We’ll talk about exactly what a Pattern Library is, how it is (or isn’t) like a Styleguide, some advantages it can provide, and finally a little about how to go about making one.

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MotionPDX
Copious

MotionPDX

Join us for MotionPDX as we talk about building mobile applications in RubyMotion! We'll have pizza & beer starting 6:45pm, so stop by a little early if you want to have dinner and socialize before the presentations.

Presentation at 7pm


Huge thanks to Copious for providing the space, pizza and beer this month.

Agenda:


6:45pm - show up early and mingle

7:00pm - Event begins!

  • Announcements
  • Presentation: Testing with Bacon - Jamon Holmgren of ClearSight
  • Q&A

8:00pm - Hang out and get to know other RubyMotion enthusiasts

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Friday
May 1, 2015
Nepal Earthquake HOTOSM Mapathon
Esri Portland R&D Center

Calling all mappers! There will be a group at the Esri Portland office this Friday evening helping with the Humanitarian OSM mapping efforts for the Nepal earthquake crisis.

Prior experience mapping, particularly in OpenStreetMap, is highly recommended and you will need your own laptop. Beginners are welcome to come, but we may have you run through some tutorials to get up to speed rather than work on the Nepal data.

Thank you Esri Portland for providing space!

Wednesday
May 6, 2015
CodePen Meetup PDX
Uncorked Studios

Come join us at the Uncorked Studios office and hang out with other front-end and design folks for the first Portland CodePen Meetup. We'll start things up with a meet and greet and will be doing a show and tell afterwards.

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Thursday
May 14, 2015
MaptimePDX
Esri Portland R&D Center

This month's topic is Cartographic Design Principles.

Learn more & register here!


Welcome to MaptimePDX, a monthly hack and learn meetup for map nerds, geo-geeks, and the spatially inclined. Beginners are very welcome!

Our goal is to be inclusive no matter your tech level, so bring your questions, geoprojects, and mapping curiosities. We also highly encourage bringing a laptop so you can get hands-on!


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Monday
Aug 24, 2015
August Brewpal at SE Lucky Lab
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Posted by jessehs on August 18, 2015 at 10:12pm Start: 2015-08-25 17:00 America/Los_Angeles Organizers: jessehs Join us for the July edition of Brewpal! On the fourth Tuesday of each month, we get together to work on projects, ask questions of our fellow Drupalers and have a pint.

As you may know, this year we've been rotating the venue of the Brewpal meetup. The criteria includes free wi-fi, a large public space that's family friendly, bar service (rather than table service), all while being close-in and easy to get to by public transit. This month (August 25th), Brewpal will take place at Teote Areperia (1615 SE 12th) the SE Lucky Lab (915 SE Hawthorne).

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Wednesday
Oct 14, 2015
IPFS Enthusiasts
Nedspace Morrison

The inaugural meeting of the Portland Inter-planetary File System (IPFS) Enthusiasts. IPFS (http://ipfs.io/) is a "new peer-to-peer hypermedia protocol" that has great promise for creating an open, distributed web.

Let's meet up, talk and learn about IPFS, and do some coding!

Monday
Nov 2, 2015
View Source Conference
through Gerding Theater at the Armory

Build the web of tomorrow, today. At View Source you’ll be inspired by what’s to come. Join us and learn to build a web that’s more powerful, accessible, and secure using modern techniques that work today and will thrive tomorrow. We learn best from each other, so View Source will provide plenty of time and space for interaction and conversation. In addition to awesome talks, there will be an ongoing hacking space, demos, and group discussions, as well as fun evening activities.

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Ignite at View Source
Gerding Theater at the Armory

Our next Ignite in PDX will be at View Source Conference November 2nd 2015. Come hear what speakers are passionate about – cool ideas, hacks, lessons, and “war stories.” Tickets are available for both the conference (which includes Ignite) or just Ignite event. Reception to follow afterwards.

$15 Tickets https://ti.to/mdn/view-source-2015

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Friday
Nov 6, 2015
The Web 1.0 Conference
through Vadio

A conference celebrating the creative, original, static (no backend) web sites, both old and new, that stand the test of time.

It's time to rediscover and bring back the lost art of web site creation. Let's build some weird, interesting, quirky web sites!

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Wednesday
Nov 11, 2015
IPFS Enthusiasts
Nedspace Morrison

A meeting of the Portland Inter-planetary File System (IPFS) Enthusiasts. IPFS (http://ipfs.io/) is a "new peer-to-peer hypermedia protocol" that has great promise for creating an open, distributed web.

Let's meet up, talk and learn about IPFS, and do some coding!

Wednesday
Apr 20, 2016
Refresh Portland—Jane Austen on Python: Tips from an English Major on Writing Better Code
FINE

With​ ​two English degrees,​ ​Lacey Williams Henschel has​ ​identified some concrete ways​ ​having a Lit background makes for​ ​a better developer. This talk discusses how developers can take lessons from literature to write more readable code, make better tests, and create more usable websites.

We’ll compare Two Scoops of Django to Strunk and White’s The Elements of Style, that familiar Freshman Comp text, exploring how they are more alike than they are different. We’ll discuss the importance of readability, creating a “story arc” in your tests through good user stories, how variables names have characterization, and the importance of whitespace and good formatting to everyone. We’ll also compare PEP8, the Python style guide, to the MLA Handbook; there’s a reason both disciplines have a style guide!

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Wednesday
May 18, 2016
WebVisions Portland
through Revolution Hall

This is Design x Strategy: Building the Future Web WebVisions Portland May 18-20 at PNCA and Revolution Hall http://www.webvisionsevent.com/portland/

Discover how mobile and connected devices, design, user experience and content strategy are impacting the the future of the Web. Get the inside scoop from the Internet’s leading experts: Douglas Rushkoff will explore themes from his new book, “Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus”, Mike Monteiro muses on why “This is the Golden Age of Design...and we’re screwed”, Nina Freeman will share her experiences in creating indie games and more. Sign up for a Three Day Pass to experience awesome workshops with Nathan Shedroff, Aaron Draplin, Leo Frishberg, Paul Backett, and Chris Butler.

Register today at: http://wvpdx16.eventbrite.com

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Thursday
Jun 2, 2016
PDXNode
Urban Airship

After a brief hiatus, PDXNode is back in full swing!

This month’s presentations include:

  • Signal Processing with JavaScript, and the awesome power of the WebAudio API – Ben Michel
  • Hapi User Authentication via JWT – Milan Loveless

When the talks are over:

When our talks are over there will be time for Node developers to hang out and get to know each other!

If you’re new to Node.js:

If you’re new to Node, or just generally curious and want to learn more about it–we’ll have a newcomer’s-corner where you’ll be able to get help with all initial setup, and receive a quick intro.

We’re really stoked to see you there!

Monday
Jun 20, 2016
Hacking Web Stuff with F#
Lucky Labrador Tap Room

Ok, F#ers, got a special guest coming into town that would like to do some web stuff hacking, and thus...

Hacking Web Stuff with F#

In this hands on session, we'll have a look at two F# libraries for doing web stuff, both on the server-side and on the client-side. It will be hands-on, so make sure to bring a laptop with F#. For playing with Fable, you'll also need to have node installed! Suave for the server-side

Suave is a lightweight web-server for F# that lets you compose web applications or REST services from small, correct, asynchronous web parts. It lets you compose asynchronous web services with just a couple of lines of code. For more information check out www.suave.io or demos like the F# snippes web site.

Fable is an F# to JavaScript compiler that lets you use functional-first programming style on the web. It produces modern and clean JavaScript with minimal core library and source maps. It integrates well with modern JavaScript dev tools like node, WebPack and organizes code using ES6 modules.

Tomas is a computer scientist, book author and open-source developer. He wrote a popular book called "Real-World Functional Programming" and is a lead developer of several F# open-source libraries, but he also contributed to the design of the F# language as an intern and consultant at Microsoft Research. He is a partner at fsharpWorks (http://fsharpworks.com) where he provides trainings and consulting services. Tomas recently submitted his PhD thesis at the University of Cambridge focused on types for understanding context usage in programming languages, but his most recent work also includes two essays that attempt to understand programming through the perspective of philosophy of science.

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Wednesday
Nov 9, 2016
Elm-lang Hack Night
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Hang out and work on projects with other Elm developers. Open to all skill levels.

Wednesday
Nov 16, 2016
Refresh PDX: Bauhaus in the Browser
FINE

Attendees will get a showcase of how these new digital techniques can be applied to the web by journeying back to the past—nearly 100 years—to one of the most notable periods in the history of design: Bauhaus modernism. During this period, design was highly influential yet gleefully experimental, with strict geometry, overlapping elements, and rotated text. Attendees will see works by artist Piet Mondrian, typographer Jan Tschichold, dadaist Kurt Schwitters, and metal-worker Marianne Brandt recreated or redesigned on screen, and optimized for the new medium of mobile devices.

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Wednesday
Feb 1, 2017
Practical User Management for Web and Mobile Developers - Registration required
WeWork Custom House 220 Northwest 8th Avenue Portland, OR 97209

Implementing user management in the age of password breaches, hybrid topologies, Social and Enterprise SSO, MFA, etc is not for the faint of heart. This event is to share knowledge and explore best practices.

Implementation choices - DB / OpenID / LDAP / Auth0 Outsourcing User Management options (Amazon Cognito, others) Enterprise-ready with Federated SSO support, SCIM Risk-based authentication, MFA, and other alternatives Complying with standards - PCI / SOC2 / HIPAA / NIST

Pre-register for the event at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/practical-user-management-for-web-and-mobile-developers-tickets-2508137908

Check for the status prior to the event as it is subject to attendance

Tuesday
Jun 27, 2017
Donut.js
The Cleaners at Ace Hotel

We have monthly meet-ups with talks on tech, creativity, community, society, and the wonderful places where those things overlap. Every month we donate our proceeds to a local nonprofit. Come see some wonderful presentations, eat some donuts, and chat with friends.

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Wednesday
Aug 16, 2017
Skill Share: Advanced SEO Workshop. FREE.
Hatch

Skill Share: Advanced SEO Workshop A hands on workshop showing exactly what SEO professionals do to rank their client's websites every time!

What People Will Learn: This skill share will be a combination of workshop and a Ask Me Anything session. Brie and Viola will cover the foundations of a good SEO strategy, keyword research and SEO optimized content creation.

They will show you exactly what they do to help clients rank time after time. This is incredibly valuable information, distilled from 10 years SEO experience. They will work on a few of your sites during the presentation, so come and let them check your site The second part will be a Ask Me Anything, to answer your questions about SEO.

Workflow: Use AdWords for finding keywords and monthly search volume Use MOZ keyword explorer to get domain authority Use Agency Analytics for getting ranking data and URLs Use Excel like an SEO professional Analyze data to create informed keyword research How to implement this keyword research into SEO optimized content strategy

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Tuesday
Aug 29, 2017
Donut.js
Alchemy Code Lab

Schedule

  • 6:00 — Arrive and nom on tasty donuts!
  • 6:30 — Opening Remarks
  • 6:40 — Lee Baillie (@_lbaillie): Ruby is Awesome! Rust is Awesome! Building a Game in Both is AWESOME!
  • 7:00 — Kara Sowles (@feynudibranch): Carrying On: Tech Travel Lessons
  • 7:20 — Intermission!
  • 7:40 — Liz Abinante (@feministy): The Social Responsibility of Coding
  • 8:00 — Meet people and eat more donuts!

Details

  • $10 in advance at https://donutjs.club or at the door. We take cards.
  • Women Who Code members can register for free.
  • Nametags and pronoun stickers will be handed out at check-in.
  • Free Donut.js stickers available.
  • Donut.js enamel pins available for $5.
  • Proceeds this month go to Basic Rights OR, an organization that works tirelessly for LGBTQ Oregonians.
  • All talks are live-captioned by Mirabai Knight of Steno Knight.
  • Two restrooms (gendered, marked 'Men' and 'Women') are available.
  • Event is on the second floor. Elevator is available.
  • We'll have donuts! We have donuts for omnivores from Coco Donuts and combination gluten-free-vegan donuts from Back to Eden Bakery.
  • A variety of LaCroix soda will be available.
  • Water will be available.
  • We have a Code of Conduct and require that all staff, speakers, attendees, and venue staff abide by it: https://donutjs.club/conduct/

Every Month

Donut.js is a monthly meet-up in Portland, OR with a handful of wonderful talks on tech, creativity, community, society, and the places those things overlap. Every month we donate our proceeds to a local nonprofit. Come and see wonderful presentations, eat donuts, and chat with friends.

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Tuesday
Sep 26, 2017
Donut.js
Alchemy Code Lab

Announcements

  • Things were crowded and loud last month—it was a packed house! This month we've capped ticket sales to avoid overcrowding, so make sure you get your ticket early, and if you can't make it,
  • A hard copy of our Code of Conduct will be posted at the check-in, by the refreshments, and in each of the bathrooms.

Schedule

  • 6:00 — Arrive, eat donuts, and socialize!
  • 6:30 — Opening Remarks
  • 6:40 — Courtney Stanton (@q0rtz) — How to Manage People
  • 7:00 — Jesse Wolfe (@jes5199) — Synthesizing Video and Turning It Into Music
  • 7:20 — Intermission!
  • 7:40 — Emily Plummer (@emplums) — Learning from History: Architecture & Universal Design
  • 8:00 — George Mandis (@georgemandis) — Make More Than Music with MIDI, JavaScript & Tiny Computers
  • 8:15 — Meet people and eat more donuts!

Details

  • $10 in advance at https://donutjs.club or at the door. We take cards.
  • Nametags and pronoun stickers will be handed out at check-in.
  • Free Donut.js stickers available.
  • Donut.js enamel pins available for $5.
  • Proceeds this month go to Basic Rights OR, an organization that works tirelessly for LGBTQ Oregonians.
  • All talks are live-captioned by Mirabai Knight of Steno Knight.
  • Two restrooms (gendered, marked 'Men' and 'Women') are available.
  • Event is on the second floor. Elevator is available.
  • We'll have donuts! We have donuts for omnivores from Coco Donuts and combination gluten-free-vegan donuts from Back to Eden Bakery.
  • A few other snacks will be available.
  • A variety of LaCroix soda will be available.
  • Water will be available.
  • We have a Code of Conduct and require that all staff, speakers, attendees, and venue staff abide by it: https://donutjs.club/conduct/

Every Month

Donut.js is a monthly meet-up in Portland, OR with a handful of wonderful talks on tech, creativity, community, society, and the places those things overlap. Every month we donate our proceeds to a local nonprofit. Come and see wonderful presentations, eat donuts, and chat with friends.

Website
Saturday
Sep 30, 2017
Operation Code - Open Source Development
NedSpace

We want to be crystal clear from the get-go: EVERYBODY IS WELCOME! We serve veterans, but we have many active members who are not prior-service members.

Visit: http://livetv24.org/

We're going to begin monthly meetings at NedSpace!

Topics of discussion for 9/30/2017:

1) Open Source story-sharing.

2) Hacktoberfest and what we can do as an organization to better prepare for an influx of open source contributors.

3) Trouble points for new developers.

4) Moving Forward: How can the Portland Chapter of Operation Code better support you?

WHAT IS OPERATION CODE?

We're a nonprofit devoted to helping the military community learn software development, enter the tech industry, and code the future! Help us deploy the future.

WHERE CAN I LEARN MORE?

https://operationcode.org

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Wednesday
Oct 25, 2017
Donut.js October 2017
Alchemy Code Lab

Announcements

  • This month we've capped ticket sales to avoid overcrowding, so make sure you get your ticket early.

Schedule

  • 6:00 — Arrive, eat donuts, and socialize!
  • 6:30 — Opening Remarks
  • 6:40 — Alan McCosh (@whilesoftware) — A Game Developer’s Approach to Building Productivity Software
  • 7:00 — Marissa Anderson (@electrozoic) — Code Review for the Mind
  • 7:20 — Intermission!
  • 7:40 — Josh Millard (@joshmillard) — Keeping Web Communities Healthy in a Dark Timeline
  • 8:00 — Meet people and eat more donuts!

Details

  • $10 in advance at https://donutjs.club/ or at the door. We take cards.
  • Nametags and pronoun stickers will be handed out at check-in.
  • Free Donut.js stickers available.
  • Donut.js enamel pins available for $5.
  • All talks are live-captioned by Mirabai Knight of Steno Knight (http://stenoknight.com/).
  • Two restrooms (gendered, marked 'Men' and 'Women') are available.
  • Event is on the second floor. Elevator is available.
  • We'll have donuts! We have donuts for omnivores from Coco Donuts and combination gluten-free-vegan donuts from Back to Eden Bakery.
  • A few other snacks will be available.
  • A variety of LaCroix soda will be available.
  • Water will be available.
  • We have a Code of Conduct and require that all staff, speakers, attendees, and venue staff abide by it: https://donutjs.club/conduct/
  • A hard copy of our Code of Conduct will be posted at the check-in, by the refreshments, and in each of the bathrooms.

Every Month

Donut.js is a monthly meet-up in Portland, OR with a handful of wonderful talks on tech, creativity, community, society, and the places those things overlap. Every month we donate our proceeds to a local nonprofit. Come and see wonderful presentations, eat donuts, and chat with friends.

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Tuesday
Nov 28, 2017
Donut.js November 2017
Alchemy Code Lab

Announcements

  • Ticket sales are limited to avoid overcrowding, so make sure you get your ticket early.

Schedule

  • 6:00 — Arrive, eat donuts, and socialize!
  • 6:30 — Opening Remarks
  • 6:40 — Cory Reed (@swashcap) & Chris Dieringer (@cdaringe) — How to Make a Donut
  • 7:00 — Kim Niedermaier — Data, Design, and D3
  • 7:20 — Intermission!
  • 7:40 — Kyle Shevlin (@kyleshevlin) — Just Enough Functional Programming to be a Danger to Yourself and Coworkers
  • 8:00 — Kari Goin (@karigoin) — Advocating & Implementing Accessibility in the Public Sector
  • 8:20 — Meet people and eat more donuts!

Details

  • $10 in advance at https://donutjs.club/ or at the door. We take cards.
  • Nametags and pronoun stickers will be handed out at check-in.
  • Free Donut.js stickers available.
  • Donut.js enamel pins available for $5.
  • All talks are live-captioned by Mirabai Knight of Steno Knight (http://stenoknight.com/).
  • Two restrooms (gendered, marked 'Men' and 'Women') are available.
  • Event is on the second floor. Elevator is available.
  • We'll have donuts! We have donuts for omnivores from Coco Donuts and combination gluten-free-vegan donuts from Back to Eden Bakery.
  • A variety of LaCroix soda will be available.
  • Water will be available.
  • We have a Code of Conduct and require that all staff, speakers, attendees, and venue staff abide by it: https://donutjs.club/conduct/
  • A hard copy of our Code of Conduct will be posted at the check-in, by the refreshments, and in each of the bathrooms.

Every Month

Donut.js is a monthly meet-up in Portland, OR with a handful of wonderful talks on tech, creativity, community, society, and the places those things overlap. Every month we donate our proceeds to a local nonprofit. This month we are raising money for p:ear, a local organization that builds positive relationships with homeless and transitional youth through education, art, and recreation to affirm personal worth and create more meaningful and healthier lives. Come and see wonderful presentations, eat donuts, and chat with friends.

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