Viewing 3 current events matching “web design” by Date.

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Tuesday
Dec 4
PADNUG - Scott Hanselman and the Annual PADNUG Party!!
Intel Corporation, JFCC Auditorium

TBA

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Tuesday
Nov 27
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Intro to Python: Build a Predictive Model
CENTRL West

*** Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-python-build-a-predictive-model-tickets-51360173662?aff=Meetup ***

Learn the fundamentals of programming with Python by building a Predictive Model from scratch, training the model and running predictions against it.

We'll cover everything you need to know to start learning the language, including different data types, variables, and functions. We'll finish the workshop with a roadmap you can follow to continue learning Python and Data Science after the meetup.

Be sure to bring a laptop. If you don't have one, we can pair you with someone who does.

How to find us:
329 NE Couch St., Portland OR 97232

Located in the middle of the Burnside Bridgehead project Slate building. Entrance at the intersection of the Streetcar line & NE Couch.
Free street parking available on NE Davis & 3rd.
City Center Parking Lot across from Oregon Convention Center on NE Lloyd.
TriMet Stops on NE MLK & Burnside and SE Grand & E Burnside.

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Started Tuesday
Nov 20
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful + Free Geek | Free Crash Course: Basic Javascript
Free Geek

*** Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thinkful-free-geek-free-crash-course-basic-javascript-tickets-51359911879?aff=meetup ***

Learn the fundamentals of programming as you get introduced to JavaScript, the most popular language on the job market. Join this workshop and start your journey towards becoming a developer.

We'll cover everything you need to know to start learning the language, including different data types, variables, and functions. We'll finish the workshop with a road map you can follow to continue learning JavaScript after the meetup.

Be sure to bring a laptop. If you don't have one, we can pair you with someone who does.

How to find us:
1731 SE 10th Ave., Portland, OR 97214

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th between SE Market & Mill.
Free Street Parking available on every block.
Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.
Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team.

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Tuesday
Feb 24, 2009
Tech MeetUp: Diagnose Your Website's Issues
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Does your site scream out, "I haven't changed my image since 1995!" Or maybe, your pages are plagued by lengthy copy that just keeps going and going… Perhaps your web presence just doesn't really reflect all the great work your organization does.

Get at the heart of web issues and head in an effective direction to achieve your website goals. At this meetup, we'll delve into website hang-ups and problem-solve cures for the "common" website. Fodder for website problem-solving could include: - browser compatibility - unique identity and online presence - easy navigation - web-optimized images - color scheme and text/background contrast - title tags - any other number of web issues that get under your skin

Leading the discussion at this month's joint NTEN 501Tech Club and Net Squared MeetUp will be Eve Simon, Creative Director at Beaconfire Consulting. Eve brings 14 years of online visual design, user experience and creative management in both the corporate and nonprofit sectors.

With Eve leading the discussion, we'll delve into the web design process. And if you’re game, we'll jump into a discussion on the inherent or perceived conflict between IA and Design. Understand why Eve might tell you, "A wireframe is not a coloring book."

Thursday
Oct 8, 2009
concrete5 show and tell
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Show and Tell your concrete5 projects with other interactive media professionals. We'll meet at the lucky lab on SE Hawthrone for a meet and greet at 5pm, which will turn into a more formal show and tell at 6pm. If you've built something with concrete5, we invite you to show it off for 5 minutes and do some Q&A with your fellow developers. We'll orchestrate the evening and show off some of our recent projects and current development progress as well.

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Thursday
Sep 16, 2010
PDX Web: CSS Tricks and Tips
Webtrends

This is a CSS deep-dive directed discussion. CSS can be more complex than many realize. From crafting selectors, pseudo-selectors, selector specificity, performance, and cross browser fixes - there is plenty to discuss.

David McFarland, author of "CSS: The Missing Manual" and other web books has been good enough to provide some of his CSS and Dreamweaver books to give away at the talk.

If you are a meetup.com member, please RSVP on that site (not required, just a nicety).

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Wednesday
Apr 13, 2011
JoomlaPDX User Group Monthly Meeting
Henry V

Everything You Wanted to Know About Joomla! Content Construction Kits (CCKs), but where afraid to ask.

What is a content construction kit? Which one should I use? What are the differences between K2, jSeblod, Zoo, and FlexiContent, the four most popular CCKs in use today. How difficult is a CCK to learn and use? What affect will a CCK have on my template or design?

In our Joomla content construction kit presentation we are going to show you. The presentation will cover what a CCK is and why you may want to use one. We'll walk through some feature comparisons of the top four CCKs in use today to help you in choosing the right one. Discuss some of the pros and cons when implementing a CCK, like how the new content affects your templates and layouts. We'll take a sneak peek at some new CCK beta's for Joomla 1.6 and end with a discussion on what features may still be missing in the Joomla core versus a content construction kit.

What You’ll Learn

  • What is a CCK
  • CCK features vs Joomla 1.5 content construction (the S.C.A.M)
  • Comparison chart of K2, jSeblod, Zoo, and FlexiContent
  • Quick administrative back end look at each.
  • Discuss which tie into Joomla's com_component and which don't effecting module creation.
  • A quick look at Joomla 1.6 and the new CCK beta.

Agenda:

6:30 pm - Networking and Refreshments
7:00 pm - Welcome
7:05 pm - Content Creation Kits
7:45 pm - Meeting close and After Meeting Networking
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Tuesday
Oct 25, 2011
Website Planning with PDX Tech4Good
Mercy Corps Action Center

It's hard to deny that technology planning stinks. At this month's PDXTech4Good, you'll learn how to get over it and create a website technology plan for implementation and funding that will make your website dream a reality.

Sean Larkin of ThinkShout, Inc. will talk about how to get the right people involved in your tech plan, the fundamentals to include in your plan, and how to create a story to get your website project funded.

Agenda:

5:30 - 5:45 - Networking and tasty refreshments from Foster & Dobbs!

5:45 - 6:30 - Brief presentation & open discussion

6:30 - More networking

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Thursday
May 31, 2012
Team Treehouse: Learn Coding and Web Deisgn & Development. BEGINNERS ENCOURAGED TO JOIN!
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

The Internet isn't going anywhere anytime soon, and with it brings a high demand for coders, developers and web designers. Team Treehouse (www.teamtreehouse.com) is a new online tutorial website that offers super simple breakdowns of Web Design and Development! All levels are welcome to come hang out, watch tutorials, learn from others learning, get advice and tips, and dabble in the language of le web! Bring a computer if you can! Thursdays at 6pm @ Lucky Lab SE (off SE Hawthorne and 9th)

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Thursday
Jun 21, 2012
Team Treehouse: Learn Coding and Web Design & Development. BEGINNERS ENCOURAGED TO JOIN!
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

The Internet isn't going anywhere anytime soon, and with it brings a high demand for coders, developers and web designers. Team Treehouse (www.teamtreehouse.com) is a new online tutorial website that offers super simple breakdowns of Web Design and Development! All levels are welcome to come hang out, watch tutorials, learn from others learning, get advice and tips, and dabble in the language of le web! Bring a computer if you can! Thursdays at 6pm @ Lucky Lab SE (off SE Hawthorne and 9th)

Note: This is an informal meetup, not an officially sponsored Treehouse event.

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Monday
May 6, 2013
Modern Web Development Workshop
McMenamins Kennedy School

We all know that staying on top of recent web trends, tools, and best practices isn't easy. The Modern Web Dev workshop will explore a number of resources that will, at the very least, help you launch a simple, elegant website by the end of the day. If that's all you want—fantastic! If, however, you're interested in front-end development, whether you're just getting into the field or simply haven't had the time to keep up with the latest and greatest, you'll leave with a good understanding of a few different ways to build sites quickly, efficiently, and intelligently. We'll discuss Bootstrap, SCSS, Jekyll, Github, and even touch on responsive design and jQuery. Everything we'll cover is free/open source, smart, forward-thinking, and made by developers for themselves and their peers—built as solutions to specific problems.

Visit modernwebworkshop.com for all the details about the workshop and registration info.

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Wednesday
Jun 12, 2013
Fluid images for responsive web design (Adobe User Group)
Taborspace

Photoshop & Illustrator User Group meeting.

Presentation and discussion about images in web sites — especially those with responsive design and Wordpress sites.

NO fee to attend. No RSVP required.

For location and time details, visit https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/pdx-adobe/AkDlJBqafFI

SAVE THE DATES. 
Meetings are on second Wednesday of each month. You can sign up to get announcements at the above web site.

Giveaways
We'll be giving away a book donated by Peachpit Press (everyone at this meeting is eligible for the drawing!)
Be sure to plan for our November giveaway: Adobe Creative Cloud. To be eligible, attend in November AND at least one meeting June - October. 

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Monday
Mar 17, 2014
Front-Enders at Freehouse
Freehouse - 1325 NE Freemont St, Portland, OR. 97212

Bring yourself and your front-end skills/questions/enthusiasm to the Freehouse every Monday from 5pm-7pm to network, drink, and get some work done!

I am founding this event as an opportunity for Portland Code School Primer Class students to get help outside of class hours but I would love to have any other web dev enthusiasts participate.

Email Xander with questions or for confirmation.

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Monday
Sep 29, 2014
All levels Python, JavaScript, SQL, HTML, CSS, Jquery and Djano peer mentoring
PDX Code Guild

Bring your laptop, your questions and/or knowledge to share. Once most everyone has arrived, we do introductions where each attendee tells what they are working on, what languages they can help with and what they want help with.

It's a friendly and chill group.

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Thursday
Oct 9, 2014
Party with PDX Code Guild
PDX Code Guild

The best kind of party happens when you, members of the Portland tech community, advisors, staff, graduates, students, a delta blues musician, a photo booth, food and drinks are all together at PDX Code Guild.

RSVP Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/party-with-the-pdx-code-guild-tickets-13272312845

Let's make it happen. Join us!

After a long year of hard work and help from the Portland Tech Community, we have completed our beta testing of our bootcamp and have obtained a career school license!

Join us for drinks, hors d'oeuvres, delta blues & slide guitar from Adam Scramstad, student project demos, and a photo booth.

If you've been curious about our bootcamp, this will be a fun way to fine out more. PDX Code Guild staff, instructors, students, advisors and graduates will be here to share beverages and answer any questions.

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Saturday
Jun 27, 2015
Devsigner 2015 Conference
through PNCA : Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design

The Devsigner 2015 Conference provides a time and place for designers and coders to gather, exchange ideas, learn from one another, broaden skill-sets, and interact with the local design community. Sessions will range from non-tech subjects (e.g. architecture) to highly technical implementation. We expect a full house of talented, top-notch professionals and are excited to be one of the first events held in the newly renovated Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design in Old Town Portland.

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Saturday
Aug 6, 2016
Devsigner 2016
through University Place Hotel

The Devsigner 2016 Conference provides a time and place for designers and coders to gather, exchange ideas, learn from one another, broaden skill-sets, and interact with the local design community. Sessions will range from non-tech subjects (e.g. architecture) to highly technical implementation. This year will feature fewer sessions and more time to mingle, including a mixer Saturday evening.

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Saturday
Dec 17, 2016
Learn to Build a Website: Intro to HTML & CSS
Free Geek

Interested in creating a website, but don't know where to start? Join us for an introduction to the building blocks of the web: HTML and CSS. You should be familiar with using computers and browsing the internet to take this class.

Saturday
Jan 7, 2017
Learn to Build a Website: Intro to HTML & CSS
Free Geek

Interested in creating a website, but don't know where to start? Join us for an introduction to the building blocks of the web: HTML and CSS. You should be familiar with using computers and browsing the internet to take this class.

Saturday
Jan 21, 2017
Learn to Build a Website: Intro to HTML & CSS
Free Geek

Interested in creating a website, but don't know where to start? Join us for an introduction to the building blocks of the web: HTML and CSS. You should be familiar with using computers and browsing the internet to take this class.

Thursday
Jan 26, 2017
Code Oregon - Tech Academy presents Code Oregon Careers: GitHub Workshop
The Tech Academy

Join us at The Tech Academy for the next installment of Code Oregon Careers. 

We will be going over the very basics of GitHub and how you can use it to help you stand out in the market place. Both new and experienced users of GitHub will benefit from this presentation. You do not need prior experience with GitHub to attend.

We will be providing pizza and beverages, so please RSVP to help us plan and prepare accordingly. 

Schedule:

• 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Meet and greet (networking + Pizza and beverages) 

• 6:30 p.m. Overview of Code Oregon Careers 

• 6:35 p.m. Presentation on the basics of GitHub and how to maximize it to help you stand out in the job market.

• 8:00 p.m. Q & A

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Friday
Jan 27, 2017
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - The Tech Academy Tech Talk with Dr. Brent Wilson from George Fox University
The Tech Academy

Come hang out with your fellow coding enthusiasts at The Tech Academy! 

Join us at The Tech Academy, Friday, January 27, at 11:45 a.m. for a Tech Talk with Dr. Brent Wilson. 

The pizza will be arriving around 11:45 a.m. Dr. Wilson will eat lunch and socialize with attendees. The Tech Talk begins at 1:00 p.m. Followed by a Q&A.

Please RSVP to help us ensure we order enough food for everyone!

We look forward to seeing you!

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Tuesday
Feb 7, 2017
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - The Tech Academy Social Networking Night
The Tech Academy

Join The Tech Academy for a fun evening of networking and socializing!

Come test your skills at Foosball and ping pong with other great tech enthusiasts! There will be free beer, pizza and fun! Who doesn't love fun?

All are welcome!

We hope to see you there!

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Friday
Feb 17, 2017
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - The Tech Academy Tech Talk with Dan Heilman of Cox Automotive Inc.
The Tech Academy

Come hang out with your fellow coding enthusiasts at The Tech Academy! 

Join us at The Tech Academy, Friday, February 17th, at 1:00 p.m. for a Tech Talk with Dan Heilman, Sr. Engineering Manager at Cox Automotive Inc. He will do a Q&A and discuss his experience as a Software Engineer and Scrum Master. There will be pizza and beverages!


Please RSVP to help us ensure we order enough food for everyone!

We look forward to seeing you!

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Tuesday
Feb 21, 2017
PDXAUX Accessibility & technology: demo and discussion with vision-impaired users
Puppet

PDXAUX learns from Angel Chesimet and other blind end users while they demonstrate how they use every day technology, including websites, phones, apps, etc. They will discuss what works for them and what doesn't.

Demonstrations of use of screen readers, braille display, texting, gps, apps, OCR readers and applications, and everyday uses.

We will begin the evening with social time and then the presentation at 7pm so there is plenty of time for Q&A, discussion and a bit of networking/wrap-up at the end.

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Friday
Mar 3, 2017
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - The Tech Academy Tech Talk w/ Rick Turoczy of Silicon Florist
The Tech Academy

Come hang out with your fellow coding enthusiasts at The Tech Academy! Join us at The Tech Academy on Friday, March 3rd at 1:00 p.m. for a Tech Talk with Rick Turoczy of Silicon Florist. Rick is one of the most knowledgeable around when it comes to the Portland startup community, so this is sure to be a great time! As always we will supply food and beverages.

Please RSVP to help us ensure we order enough food for everyone!

We look forward to seeing you!

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Tuesday
Apr 11, 2017
Portland Accessibility and User Experience Meetup - Accessibility for Developers with Joe & Bruce
Puppet

Let's follow the life cycle of an accessibility bug. Joe Watkins will guide us on a developer-oriented exploration of how these bugs hatch, mature, multiply, and — most importantly — how these pesky critters can be squashed. Come join in the moderated Q&A.

We will begin the evening with social time and then the presentation at 6:30 so there is plenty of time for Q&A, discussion and a bit of networking/wrap-up at the end.

Presenter: Joe Watkins is an Accessibility Consultant with Simply Accessible. Joe has a passion for the web and working with others to make it more usable for everyone.

Moderator: Bruce Elgort is an instructor in the web development program at Clark College. He emphasizes accessibility from day 1 in all of his classes. Bruce is also a low vision user who himself relies on accessibility with his day-to-day activities.

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Friday
Apr 28, 2017
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Tech Talk - The History of Women in Tech
The Tech Academy

All are welcome!

Featured Speaker: Morgan Senkal - Senior Software Developer and Scrummaster @ Metal Toad

Morgan will give a talk on the history of women in tech - raising awareness around some of the amazing women on whose shoulders we now stand. 

The talk is about 40 minutes long, with a little bit of trivia at the end.

We will provide pizza, soda, water and fresh coffee for the event. Please RSVP to help us ensure we order enough food for everyone!

We look forward to seeing you!

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Friday
May 5, 2017
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Tech Talk - Building Meaningful Relationships with Claudia Knauer
The Tech Academy

Claudia is a second generation IT staffing, services and solutions professional. She has held positions in management, sales and recruiting for Fortune 100 and 500 companies on the West Coast.


She will be joining us on Friday, May 5th, to share how to build meaningful relationships as a foundation for a successful career.

Everyone is welcome!

Come join us for fresh coffee, pizza, refreshments, and some great networking opportunities.

Please RSVP to help us ensure we order enough food for everyone.

We look forward to seeing you!

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Friday
May 19, 2017
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Tech Talk - Tim Denison presents "My Journey Into Software Development"
The Tech Academy

Featured Speaker: Tim Denison, Software Developer

Tim is an experienced software developer and a graduate of The Tech Academy. Prior to coming to The Tech Academy, Tim was working in the fields of education and photography. He had no experience in software, and had to start from scratch. 

He's coming to share what it was like making a career change into development, what it took to get through the Tech Academy program, how he broke into the industry, the trials and tribulations starting out, and what it's like now.

Come join us for fresh coffee, pizza, refreshments, and some great networking opportunities.

Please RSVP to help us ensure we order enough food for everyone.

We look forward to seeing you!

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Friday
May 26, 2017
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Open House & Talk - Nate Taggart and Erik Gross
The Tech Academy

Featured Speakers:

Nate Taggart - Co-Founder and CEO of Stackery - Portland startup for serverless software. 

Nate will share how Stackery started, how they recently landed $1.75 million in funding, and what's in store for the future.


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Erik Gross - Senior Software Developer and Co-Founder of The Tech Academy.


Everyone is welcome!

Come join us for fresh coffee, pizza, refreshments, and some great networking opportunities.

Please RSVP to help us ensure we order enough food for everyone.

We look forward to seeing you!

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Friday
Jun 2, 2017
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Tech Talk with Marri Gamard, Front-End Developer for Metal Toad
The Tech Academy

Featured speaker: Marri Gamard

Marri is an experienced front-end developer, currently working for one of Portland's most prominent website and app development firms: Metal Toad Media. We're excited to have Marri at The Tech Academy to share her experieence as a front-end developer and her passion for clean code and great design.

We will provide fresh coffee, pizza, and refreshments. This is a great opportunity to meet new people and network in the software industry.

Everyone is welcome!

Please RSVP to help us ensure we order enough food for everyone.

We look forward to seeing you!

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Friday
Jun 9, 2017
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Tech Talk - Jonathon Hensley: What do I look for in a software developer?
The Tech Academy

Jonathon Hensley is CEO of Emerge Interactive, a digital innovation company, where he works with clients to transform business strategies, user needs and new technologies into valuable products and experiences.

An accomplished writer and speaker, Jonathon has lectured on topics such as the connected consumer’s impact on business, creating value through data-driven experiences, and user-centric approaches to innovation. In 2012 he was recognized in the Portland Business Journal’s “40 under 40” as one of Portland’s emerging professional and community leaders.

Jonathon will be joining us at The Tech Academy to share what it is he looks for in a software developer.

Everyone is welcome!

Come join us for fresh coffee, pizza, refreshments, and some great networking opportunities.

Please RSVP to help us ensure we order enough food for everyone.

We look forward to seeing you!

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Monday
Jun 12, 2017
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Free One-Day Course on Introduction to Programming with Python
The Tech Academy (hosted by Education Northwest)

Have you ever considered a career in software programming? 

The Tech Academy is offering a free one-day course on Introduction to Programming with Python. This course is perfect for people with little or no experience in programming languages who are considering a career in software development. 

Please make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to code. We will be using Python version 2.7 for this meetup.

Details:

Dates: Monday, June 12 
Times: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
RSVP: An RSVP via Meetup.com is required to attend 
Location: 13306 NW Cornell Road Portland, Oregon 97229 
(Located on second floor above Foot Traffic running store) 

Parking:  
There is plenty of parking in the overfill lot behind the building just off of Dale street. Please do not park in the main parking lot, so we can be good neighbors for the other businesses in the complex. There is no fee for parking.

Trimet:

My recommendation on public transit if you are coming from downtown Portland. Take the MAX Blue Line or Red Line train to Sunset Transit center. There catch the Bus 48 or Bus 62 which will drop you off right in front of the school.

Space is limited to ensure we can provide the best experience. We will offer this course in the future as long as demand remains.

For questions, please email [masked]

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Tuesday
Jun 13, 2017
Write The Docs PDX - Internet Archive: Universal Access. Open APIs (Speaker: VM Brasseur)
New Relic

With tens of millions of items in its collections, Internet Archive is one of the largest libraries in the world. It provides free and open access to all of its materials to anyone with an internet connection, making it a treasure trove for researchers, historians, and curious individuals.

Of course, having a collection that large doesn’t help anyone if it’s difficult to access. To help with this, Internet Archive has released a number of open APIs and tools to allow people to upload and download items, as well as data mine the metadata for the entire collection.

In this session we will:

Give you a tour of Internet Archive and its collections
Introduce you to the APIs and tools you can use to access and contribute to the Archive
* Show examples of how other people and institutions are using the Archive

Speaker Bio:

In VM (aka Vicky)'s nearly 20 years in the tech industry she has been an analyst, programmer, product manager, software engineering manager, director of software engineering, and C-level technical business and open source strategy consultant. Vicky is the winner of the Perl White Camel Award (2014) and the O'Reilly Open Source Award (2016).

Vicky occasionally blogs at http://anonymoushash.vmbrasseur.com, often writes and is a community moderator for opensource.com, and frequently tweets at @vmbrasseur.

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Portland Accessibility and User Experience Meetup (PDXAUX) - Collaborate with us on our open source project!
Puppet

We’re having a work sprint with accessibility in mind. Come share your knowledge!

We are compiling a guide to help ourselves and others bring websites and web and mobile apps to an accessible state. We will have fun and interactive exercises, plus some individual tasks for people to work on.

How will the session work?

Bring a laptop, log in to the gitbook, and add a chapter!

Pick a topic you know and share tips,

Tell a story about your experiences - good and bad - with bringing accessibility to the products you work on, or pick an aspect of implementing accessibility that has puzzled you (like, accessible alert colors), do a little research online and share your results!

What this is:

Shared perspectives, stories and tips from all parts of an organization - UX, development, product and others

What this is not:

A replacement for WCAG AA guidelines

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Friday
Jun 16, 2017
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Tech Talk - Scott Harvey: The Key Attributes of a Successful Software Dev
The Tech Academy

Featured Speaker: Scott Harvey - VP of Engineering at Atmosera

Scott is a seasoned and innovative technical engineering leader with extensive product and solution delivery experience in both product and service development. 

Scott has successfully transformed under-performing teams, and shifted or established new departments and corporate cultures. He has managed both offshore, outsourced, and multi-site teams. In short, Scott has worked with developers of all kinds in all scenarios.


Scott will share the key attributes he has seen in successful software developers, and how you can aspire toward these traits.

Come join us for fresh coffee, pizza, refreshments, and some great networking opportunities.

Please RSVP to help us ensure we order enough food for everyone.

We look forward to seeing you!

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Friday
Jun 23, 2017
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Tech Talk on Machine Learning with Andrew Ferlitsch
The Tech Academy

Featured Speaker: Andrew Ferlitsch

Andrew is a Research Scientist with over 20 years experience in research fields and 30 years of industry experience. He is an Inventor on 115 US granted patents.

Andrew will be joining us at The Tech Academy to present a special Machine Learning Introduction workshop.

Come join us for fresh coffee, pizza, refreshments, and some great networking opportunities.

Please RSVP to help us ensure we order enough food for everyone.

We look forward to seeing you!

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Friday
Jun 30, 2017
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - 3-part Tech Talk Series: "Coding Securely - Minimizing Vulnerabilities" Part 1
The Tech Academy

Featured Speaker: Dr. Brent Wilson, Assoc. Professor of Computer Science at George Fox University

Using the OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) Top-10 Vulnerability listing as a guide, we will look at the various vulnerabilities and investigate how they work along with the mitigations and defenses that developers need to employ to create secure software.


This is Part 1 of a Three-Part series of talks.

Come join us for fresh coffee, pizza, refreshments, and some great networking opportunities.

Lunch & Open Q/A 12:00-1:00
Tech Talk 1:00-2:00

Please RSVP to help us ensure we order enough food for everyone.

We look forward to seeing you!

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Friday
Jul 7, 2017
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - 3-part Tech Talk Series: "Coding Securely - Minimizing Vulnerabilities" Part 2
The Tech Academy

Featured Speaker: Dr. Brent Wilson, Assoc. Professor of Computer Science at George Fox University

Using the OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) Top-10 Vulnerability listing as a guide, we will look at the various vulnerabilities and investigate how they work along with the mitigations and defenses that developers need to employ to create secure software.


This is Part 2 of a Three-Part series of talks.

Come join us for fresh coffee, pizza, refreshments, and some great networking opportunities.

Lunch & Open Q/A 12:00-1:00
Tech Talk 1:00-2:00

Please RSVP to help us ensure we order enough food for everyone.

We look forward to seeing you!

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Monday
Jul 10, 2017
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Free One-Day Course on Introduction to Web Design with HTML & CSS - 7/10
The Tech Academy (hosted by Education Northwest)

Have you ever considered a career in web design? 

The Tech Academy is offering a free one-day course on Introduction to web design with HTML & CSS. This course is perfect for people with little or no experience in programming languages who are considering a career in software development. 

Please make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to code. 

Dates: Monday, July 10
Times: 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Class will open at 8:30 a.m.)
RSVP: An RSVP via Meetup.com is required to attend 
Location: 13306 NW Cornell Road Portland, Oregon 97229 
(Located on second floor above Foot Traffic running store) 

Parking:  
There is plenty of parking in the overfill lot behind the building just off of Dale street. Please do not park in the main parking lot, so we can be good neighbors for the other businesses in the complex. There is no fee for parking.

Trimet:

My recommendation on public transit if you are coming from downtown Portland. Take the MAX Blue Line or Red Line train to Sunset Transit center. There catch the Bus 48 or Bus 62 which will drop you off right in front of the school.

Please Note:

• We will take a 45 minute lunch approximately around 11:45 a.m. 

• There is no refrigerator at this location, but there will be a microwave to heat up a lunch.

• There are number of eating establishing within walking distance to grab a quick bite.

• Space is limited to ensure we can provide the best experience. 

• If you are unable to attend after you sign up, please change your status to allow others to sign up.

• We will offer this course in the future as long as demand remains.

For questions, please email [masked]

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Tuesday
Jul 11, 2017
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Free One-Day Course on Introduction to Programming with Python - 7/11
The Tech Academy (hosted by Education Northwest)

Have you ever considered a career in software programming? 

The Tech Academy is offering a free one-day course on Introduction to Programming with Python. This course is perfect for people with little or no experience in programming languages who are considering a career in software development. 

Please make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to code. We will be using Python version 2.7 for this meetup.

Details:

Dates: Tuesday, July 11
Times: 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Class will open at 8:30 a.m.)
RSVP: An RSVP via Meetup.com is required to attend 
Location: 13306 NW Cornell Road Portland, Oregon 97229 
(Located on second floor above Foot Traffic running store) 

Parking:  
There is plenty of parking in the overfill lot behind the building just off of Dale street. Please do not park in the main parking lot, so we can be good neighbors for the other businesses in the complex. There is no fee for parking.

Trimet:

My recommendation on public transit if you are coming from downtown Portland. Take the MAX Blue Line or Red Line train to Sunset Transit center. There catch the Bus 48 or Bus 62 which will drop you off right in front of the school.

Please Note:

• We will take a 45 minute lunch approximately around 11:45 a.m. 

• There is no refrigerator at this location, but there will be a microwave to heat up a lunch.

• There are number of eating establishing within walking distance to grab a quick bite.

• Space is limited to ensure we can provide the best experience. 

• If you are unable to attend after you sign up, please change your status to allow others to sign up.

• We will offer this course in the future as long as demand remains.

For questions, please email [masked]

Website
Write The Docs PDX - History of the New Relic Documentation Site, Part One
New Relic

It’s understood that great documentation is essential to use software properly, but in a world with ever-changing specifications and hot new features, how can documentation remain fresh and easily accessible? We’ll discuss how New Relic has approached this, from the process of making sure the latest correct information is available, to updating the interface to make it easy for users to find exactly what they’re looking for, to analyzing our users’ habits and feedback to provide necessary tools and updates in the future.

We’ll take a stroll down memory lane to visit some of the early layouts of the documentation site,  and we’ll discuss the present iteration of the site and the UI changes that were made and why. We’ll also look into the future and provide a glimpse into what we can expect from the site in the months to come.

Speaker: Phil Mills
Software Engineer
Customer Success Enablement Team

Website
Friday
Jul 14, 2017
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - 3-part Tech Talk Series: "Coding Securely - Minimizing Vulnerabilities" Part 3
The Tech Academy

Featured Speaker: Dr. Brent Wilson, Assoc. Professor of Computer Science at George Fox University

Using the OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) Top-10 Vulnerability listing as a guide, we will look at the various vulnerabilities and investigate how they work along with the mitigations and defenses that developers need to employ to create secure software.


This is Part 3 of a Three-Part series of talks.

Come join us for fresh coffee, pizza, refreshments, and some great networking opportunities.

Lunch & Open Q/A 12:00-1:00
Tech Talk 1:00-2:00

Please RSVP to help us ensure we order enough food for everyone.

We look forward to seeing you!

Website
Monday
Jul 17, 2017
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Free One-Day Course on Introduction to Programming with Python - 7/17
The Tech Academy (hosted by Education Northwest)

Have you ever considered a career in software programming? 

The Tech Academy is offering a free one-day course on Introduction to Programming with Python. This course is perfect for people with little or no experience in programming languages who are considering a career in software development. 

Please make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to code. We will be using Python version 2.7 for this meetup.

Details:

Dates: Monday, July 17
Times: 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Class will open at 8:30 a.m.)
RSVP: An RSVP via Meetup.com is required to attend 
Location: 13306 NW Cornell Road Portland, Oregon 97229 
(Located on second floor above Foot Traffic running store) 

Parking:  
There is plenty of parking in the overfill lot behind the building just off of Dale street. Please do not park in the main parking lot, so we can be good neighbors for the other businesses in the complex. There is no fee for parking.

Trimet:

My recommendation on public transit if you are coming from downtown Portland. Take the MAX Blue Line or Red Line train to Sunset Transit center. There catch the Bus 48 or Bus 62 which will drop you off right in front of the school.

Please Note:

• We will take a 45 minute lunch approximately around 11:45 a.m. 

• There is no refrigerator at this location, but there will be a microwave to heat up a lunch.

• There are number of eating establishing within walking distance to grab a quick bite.

• Space is limited to ensure we can provide the best experience. 

• If you are unable to attend after you sign up, please change your status to allow others to sign up.

• We will offer this course in the future as long as demand remains.

For questions, please email [masked]

Website
Tuesday
Jul 18, 2017
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Free One-Day Course on Introduction to Web Design with HTML & CSS - 7/18
The Tech Academy (hosted by Education Northwest)

Have you ever considered a career in web design? 

The Tech Academy is offering a free one-day course on Introduction to web design with HTML & CSS. This course is perfect for people with little or no experience in programming languages who are considering a career in software development. 

Please make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to code. 

Dates: Tuesday, July 18
Times: 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Class will open at 8:30 a.m.)
RSVP: An RSVP via Meetup.com is required to attend 
Location: 13306 NW Cornell Road Portland, Oregon 97229 
(Located on second floor above Foot Traffic running store) 

Parking:  
There is plenty of parking in the overfill lot behind the building just off of Dale street. Please do not park in the main parking lot, so we can be good neighbors for the other businesses in the complex. There is no fee for parking.

Trimet:

My recommendation on public transit if you are coming from downtown Portland. Take the MAX Blue Line or Red Line train to Sunset Transit center. There catch the Bus 48 or Bus 62 which will drop you off right in front of the school.

Please Note:

• We will take a 45 minute lunch approximately around 11:45 a.m. 

• There is no refrigerator at this location, but there will be a microwave to heat up a lunch.

• There are number of eating establishing within walking distance to grab a quick bite.

• Space is limited to ensure we can provide the best experience. 

• If you are unable to attend after you sign up, please change your status to allow others to sign up.

• We will offer this course in the future as long as demand remains.

For questions, please email [masked]

Website
Friday
Jul 21, 2017
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Tech Talk with Oz du Soleil: When and why to use Excel as a developer
The Tech Academy

Featured Speaker: Oz du Soleil

Oz is an Excel developer, blogger, trainer, raconteur and Microsoft Excel MVP. He's known for a colorful and fierce commitment to empowering people who don’t have an IT team or the skillset to manage their own data.

He's also lead author of the book, Guerrilla Data Analysis 2nd Ed., co-written with Mr. Excel, Bill Jelen. He recently relocated to Portland, OR and is known for his passion for ghost pepper Sriracha.

Things that people have used to describe Oz have been: Mentor, fun, funny, patient and quirky. Oz is known for showing the WHEN and WHY, not just the HOW.

Subject: Oz is coming to share insights into when it's actually faster or better to use Excel as a developer, and why. We will provide fresh coffee, pizza, and refreshments. This is a great opportunity to meet new people and network in the software industry.

Everyone is welcome!

Please RSVP to help us ensure we order enough food for everyone.

We look forward to seeing you!

Website
Monday
Jul 24, 2017
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Free One-Day Course on Introduction to Programming with Python - 7/24
The Tech Academy (hosted by Education Northwest)

Have you ever considered a career in software programming? 

The Tech Academy is offering a free one-day course on Introduction to Programming with Python. This course is perfect for people with little or no experience in programming languages who are considering a career in software development. 

Please make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to code. We will be using Python version 2.7 for this meetup.

Details:

Dates: Monday, July 24
Times: 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Class will open at 8:30 a.m.)
RSVP: An RSVP via Meetup.com is required to attend 
Location: 13306 NW Cornell Road Portland, Oregon 97229 
(Located on second floor above Foot Traffic running store) 

Parking:  
There is plenty of parking in the overfill lot behind the building just off of Dale street. Please do not park in the main parking lot, so we can be good neighbors for the other businesses in the complex. There is no fee for parking.

Trimet:

My recommendation on public transit if you are coming from downtown Portland. Take the MAX Blue Line or Red Line train to Sunset Transit center. There catch the Bus 48 or Bus 62 which will drop you off right in front of the school.

Please Note:

• We will take a 45 minute lunch approximately around 11:45 a.m. 

• There is no refrigerator at this location, but there will be a microwave to heat up a lunch.

• There are number of eating establishing within walking distance to grab a quick bite.

• Space is limited to ensure we can provide the best experience. 

• If you are unable to attend after you sign up, please change your status to allow others to sign up.

• We will offer this course in the future as long as demand remains.

For questions, please email [masked]

Website
Tuesday
Jul 25, 2017
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Free One-Day Course on Introduction to Web Design with HTML & CSS - 7/25
The Tech Academy (hosted by Education Northwest)

Have you ever considered a career in web design? 

The Tech Academy is offering a free one-day course on Introduction to web design with HTML & CSS. This course is perfect for people with little or no experience in programming languages who are considering a career in software development. 

Please make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to code. 

Dates: Tuesday, July 25
Times: 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Class will open at 8:30 a.m.)
RSVP: An RSVP via Meetup.com is required to attend 
Location: 13306 NW Cornell Road Portland, Oregon 97229 
(Located on second floor above Foot Traffic running store) 

Parking:  
There is plenty of parking in the overfill lot behind the building just off of Dale street. Please do not park in the main parking lot, so we can be good neighbors for the other businesses in the complex. There is no fee for parking.

Trimet:

My recommendation on public transit if you are coming from downtown Portland. Take the MAX Blue Line or Red Line train to Sunset Transit center. There catch the Bus 48 or Bus 62 which will drop you off right in front of the school.

Please Note:

• We will take a 45 minute lunch approximately around 11:45 a.m. 

• There is no refrigerator at this location, but there will be a microwave to heat up a lunch.

• There are number of eating establishing within walking distance to grab a quick bite.

• Space is limited to ensure we can provide the best experience. 

• If you are unable to attend after you sign up, please change your status to allow others to sign up.

• We will offer this course in the future as long as demand remains.

For questions, please email [masked]

Website
Friday
Jul 28, 2017
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Tech Talk with Dennis Kravets: How To Move Up Quickly In Software
The Tech Academy

Featured Speaker: Dennis Kravets

Dennis is a graduate of The Tech Academy Software Developer Boot Camp who has been moving nowhere but up since graduating. From forming is own web development company to landing a killer dev job, and now dealing with some big-hitter contracts, Dennis has taken huge strides in just the last couple years.

Now he's coming to The Tech Academy and will share with you his advice and best practices to achieve success in the software field.

Come join us for fresh coffee, pizza, refreshments, and some great networking opportunities.

Please RSVP to help us ensure we order enough food for everyone.

We look forward to seeing you!

Website
Monday
Jul 31, 2017
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Free One-Day Course on Introduction to Programming with Python - 7/31
The Tech Academy (hosted by Education Northwest)

Have you ever considered a career in software programming? 

The Tech Academy is offering a free one-day course on Introduction to Programming with Python. This course is perfect for people with little or no experience in programming languages who are considering a career in software development. 

Please make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to code. We will be using Python version 2.7 for this meetup.

Details:

Dates: Monday, July 31
Times: 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Class will open at 8:30 a.m.)
RSVP: An RSVP via Meetup.com is required to attend 
Location: 13306 NW Cornell Road Portland, Oregon 97229 
(Located on second floor above Foot Traffic running store) 

Parking:  
There is plenty of parking in the overfill lot behind the building just off of Dale street. Please do not park in the main parking lot, so we can be good neighbors for the other businesses in the complex. There is no fee for parking.

Trimet:

My recommendation on public transit if you are coming from downtown Portland. Take the MAX Blue Line or Red Line train to Sunset Transit center. There catch the Bus 48 or Bus 62 which will drop you off right in front of the school.

Please Note:

• We will take a 45 minute lunch approximately around 11:45 a.m. 

• There is no refrigerator at this location, but there will be a microwave to heat up a lunch.

• There are number of eating establishing within walking distance to grab a quick bite.

• Space is limited to ensure we can provide the best experience. 

• If you are unable to attend after you sign up, please change your status to allow others to sign up.

• We will offer this course in the future as long as demand remains.

For questions, please email [masked]

Website
Tuesday
Aug 1, 2017
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Free One-Day Course on Introduction to Web Design with HTML & CSS - 8/1
The Tech Academy (hosted by Education Northwest)

Have you ever considered a career in web design? 

The Tech Academy is offering a free one-day course on Introduction to web design with HTML & CSS. This course is perfect for people with little or no experience in programming languages who are considering a career in software development. 

Please make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to code. 

Dates: Tuesday, August 1
Times: 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Class will open at 8:30 a.m.)
RSVP: An RSVP via Meetup.com is required to attend 
Location: 13306 NW Cornell Road Portland, Oregon 97229 
(Located on second floor above Foot Traffic running store) 

Parking:  
There is plenty of parking in the overfill lot behind the building just off of Dale street. Please do not park in the main parking lot, so we can be good neighbors for the other businesses in the complex. There is no fee for parking.

Trimet:

My recommendation on public transit if you are coming from downtown Portland. Take the MAX Blue Line or Red Line train to Sunset Transit center. There catch the Bus 48 or Bus 62 which will drop you off right in front of the school.

Please Note:

• We will take a 45 minute lunch approximately around 11:45 a.m. 

• There is no refrigerator at this location, but there will be a microwave to heat up a lunch.

• There are number of eating establishing within walking distance to grab a quick bite.

• Space is limited to ensure we can provide the best experience. 

• If you are unable to attend after you sign up, please change your status to allow others to sign up.

• We will offer this course in the future as long as demand remains.

For questions, please email [masked]

Website
Free Code Camp Portland - PDX Free Code Camp Hangout (Tuesday Night Edition!)
Simple

Hi campers! We'll be having our Tuesday meetups at Simple. Like our previous meetings this is a laid back study/networking session. Bring your laptops and questions. All levels of experience welcome.  www.freecodecamp.com 

Website
Wednesday
Aug 2, 2017
Portland Javascript Magic Night - Monthly Meeting
Epicodus

Rock, Paper, Scissors

Your mission, should you chose to accept it, is to generate a program that plays a game of rock 0, paper 1, or scissors 2. no random functions allowed! the program should be entirely deterministic. (in other words if your program plays against the same opponent program more than once the sequence of moves should be the same.) your program will receive a list of your opponent's previous moves, your previous moves, and the round number; there will be 1000 rounds per match. The tournament will be round robin format, the program with the greatest number of victories will be declared the rock paper scissors champion.

PDX Magic Night

Magic Night is a hands on, team oriented, Javascript coding lab, welcoming of all experience levels and backgrounds. We get together because coding is fun; fun to solve hard problems, and fun to work together. We organize into small teams to code up creative solutions to a common challenge, then after 3 hours of building, present to the group.

Website
Friday
Aug 4, 2017
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Tech Talk with Annandra Grace: My Journey Into the Software Industry
The Tech Academy

Featured Speaker: Annandra Grace - Program Coordinator at Intel

Annandra is a graduate of The Tech Academy Software Developer Bootcamp who started out with no IT experience. She has since worked her way up the ranks in the industry and for the last year and a half has been working at Intel as a Program Coordinator.

She is joining us at The Tech Academy to share her career journey, her trials and tribulations, and what things are like now.

Come join us for fresh coffee, pizza, refreshments, and some great networking opportunities.

Please RSVP to help us ensure we order enough food for everyone.

We look forward to seeing you!

Website
Monday
Aug 7, 2017
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Free One-Day Course on Introduction to Web Design with HTML & CSS - 8/7
The Tech Academy (hosted by Education Northwest)

Have you ever wondered whether you'd enjoy computer programming? 

The Tech Academy is offering a free one-day course on Introduction to web design with HTML & CSS. These languages are used to develop the structure and styling of every website.

This course is perfect for people with little or no experience in programming who are considering a career in software development. This way, you can find out ahead of time whether you enjoy the actual work of programming computers. A computer programmer does a lot more than just write code, but coding is the most important part of the job. 

Please make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to code.

Details

Dates: Monday, August 7
Times: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Classroom will open at 9:15 a.m.) 
RSVP:  An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we tend to have a few open seats for last minute attendees
Location: 13306 NW Cornell Road Portland, Oregon 97229 
(Located on second floor above Foot Traffic running store) 

Parking: 

There is plenty of parking in the overfill lot behind the building, just off of Dale street. Please do not park in the main parking lot, so we can be good neighbors for the other businesses in the complex. There is no fee for parking.

TriMet:

Our recommendation on public transit if you are coming from downtown Portland: Take the MAX Blue Line or Red Line train to Sunset Transit center. There, catch the Bus 48 or Bus 62 which can drop you off right in front of the school.

Please Note:

• We will take a 45 minute lunch at approximately 12 p.m. 

• There is no refrigerator at this location, but there is a microwave to heat up a lunch.

• There are number of eating establishments within walking distance where you can grab a quick bite.

• Space is limited to ensure we can provide the best experience. 

• If something comes up after you sign up such that you are unable to attend, please change your status. This will allow others to sign up.

For questions, please email [masked]

Website
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Intro to JavaScript
NXT Industries: Lab

Learn the fundamentals of programming as you get introduced JavaScript, the most popular language on the job market. Join this workshop and start your journey towards becoming a developer.

We'll cover everything you need to know to start learning the language, including different data types, variables, and functions. We’ll finish the workshop with a roadmap you can follow to continue learning JavaScript after the meetup.

Before you come:

-Be sure to bring a laptop. If you don’t have one, we can pair you with someone who does.

How to find us: Located on the corner of SE MLK and SE Main with entrance facing MLK. Street parking available West of MLK and East of Grand - Free after 7pm - Pay to Park via Parking Kitty App/Meters. City Center Parking Lot Corner of SE Madison & SE 7th. TriMet Stops for Streetcar (A&B Loops) and Busses for 1-2 Blocks surrounding location.

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Please click HERE to RSVP your spot on Eventbrite!

Website
Tuesday
Aug 8, 2017
Write The Docs PDX - Action! Not Just Words
New Relic

Abstract


Many technical writers and documentarians benefit immensely after attending relevant conferences. These events offer networking opportunities, access to Subject Matter Experts, and impetus to pursue novel solutions to work conundrums.


The annual Write the Docs conferences offer glimpses of what is possible in my work environment. After Write the Docs NA 2017 event, I initiated several new projects/processes to elevate the state of internal communication, raise awareness for customer-facing documents, and organize tech communication community at work. The initial results have been encouraging.


We’ll explore how ideas from past and present Write the Docs events have acted as catalysts to overcome challenges and obstacles. We’ll also discuss why the conference is relevant for tech writers, regardless of their industry affiliations.

Bio

Mo Nishiyama is a Technical Writer at Oregon Health & Science University’s Information Technology Group. His professional passions include transforming dense engineer-speak into customer-friendly support articles, cultivating a community of tech writers in the workplace, promoting a human-centric work culture, and sharing career/life experiences through public speaking.

Website
Thursday
Aug 10, 2017
Code Oregon - The Tech Academy presents Code Oregon Careers: Maximizing Your LinkedIn
The Tech Academy

Code Oregon Careers is a collaboration between Code Oregon and The Tech Academy to help software developers prepare themselves for the job search in the software industry. This is a four part series focusing on Soft Skills Interviews, Technical Interviews, LinkedIn and GitHub. 

Whether you are an experienced developer back on the job search or a brand new junior developer looking for your first opportunity, join us to learn some valuable skills to help you in your job search.  

This installment on Thursday, August 10 at 6.p.m. will cover:

Maximizing LinkedIn for your job search

Food & Beverages:

The Tech Academy will be providing free pizza and beverages. Please RSVP to help us ensure we have enough food for everyone. If later on you are unable to make the event, please change your RSVP status to help us avoid wasting food. 

Schedule:
• 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Meet and greet (Networking + pizza and beverages)

• 6:30 p.m. Code Oregon Careers presentation

• 7:30 p.m. Q & A and announcements

• 8 p.m. - 9 p.m. Soft Skills interview mini-workshop for anyone that what's to stay after the initial presentation to develop, practice soft skill interviewing

Resources for Tech Job Seekers:

WorkSource Oregon (A Code Oregon partner) has developed a helpful resource for software developers called Portland Tech Jobs to help job seekers in the tech industry.

Website
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Build Your Own Website with HTML/CSS
NXT Industries: Lab

Project-based, hands-on learning is the best way to learn how to code. Join us as we teach you the fundamentals of HTML & CSS while building an interactive website.

In this workshop you’ll learn key HTML & CSS concepts as we review some sample code. Then you’ll start building your own site with the help of our instructor and TAs. See an example before you come: this webpage was made by an attendee at one of our last events!

At the end of the night you’ll have your own site live on the internet to share with your friends and family.

Before you come:

-Some previous exposure to HTML/CSS is helpful, but not required.

-Be sure to bring a laptop. If you don’t have one, we can pair you with someone who does.

How to find us: Located on the corner of SE MLK and SE Main with entrance facing MLK. Street parking available West of MLK and East of Grand - Free after 7pm - Pay to Park via Parking Kitty App/MetersCity Center Parking Lot Corner of SE Madison & SE 7th. TriMet Stops for Streetcar (A&B Loops) and Busses 1-2 Blocks Surrounding location

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Please click HERE to RSVP your spot on Eventbrite!

Website
Friday
Aug 11, 2017
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Tech Talk with Tom Toy: IoT Security
The Tech Academy

Featured Speaker: Tom Toy

Tom Toy was a recent graduate of the Tech Academy and has 20+ years of expertise in Software Sales, building relationships, advocating for clients, and collaborating with technical, sales, and engineering experts to deliver specialized development tools to the Embedded Systems market. Tom started to see a huge challenge protecting connected devices from unwanted intrusion and joined NewSky Security in Redmond, WA to explore business opportunities with a predictive security technology. 

His talk will be from a Business Perspective and Cover These Topics:

• IoT Enterprise Security Nightmare.

• Recent IoT Attack Examples.

• White Hat vs. Black Hat Hacking.

• Summary of The Most Common Attacks. 

• Common Vulnerabilities and Exposure Data Base. 

• Why Anti-Malware and Firewalls Can Fail for IoT Infrastructure.

• Threat Models.

• Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning For Security.

• Model For Protecting Connected Devices.

• Credential Monitoring.

• Followed by Q&A.

Website
Monday
Aug 14, 2017
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Free One-Day Course on Introduction to Programming with Python - 8/14
The Tech Academy (hosted by Education Northwest)

Have you ever wondered whether you'd enjoy computer programming? 

The Tech Academy is offering a free one-day course on Introduction to Programming with Python. Python is a popular computer programming language.

This course is perfect for people with little or no experience in programming who are considering a career in software development. This way, you can find out ahead of time whether you enjoy the actual work of programming computers. A computer programmer does a lot more than just write code, but coding is the most important part of the job. 

Please make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to code.

Details

Dates: Monday, August 14
Times: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Classroom will open at 9:15 a.m.) 
RSVP:  An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we tend to have a few open seats for last minute attendees  
Location: 13306 NW Cornell Road Portland, Oregon 97229 
(Located on second floor above Foot Traffic running store) 

Parking: 

There is plenty of parking in the overfill lot behind the building, just off of Dale street. Please do not park in the main parking lot, so we can be good neighbors for the other businesses in the complex. There is no fee for parking.

TriMet:

Our recommendation on public transit if you are coming from downtown Portland: Take the MAX Blue Line or Red Line train to Sunset Transit center. There, catch the Bus 48 or Bus 62 which can drop you off right in front of the school.

Please Note:

• We will take a 45 minute lunch at approximately 12 p.m. 

• There is no refrigerator at this location, but there is a microwave to heat up a lunch.

• There are number of eating establishments within walking distance where you can grab a quick bite.

• Space is limited to ensure we can provide the best experience. 

• If something comes up after you sign up such that you are unable to attend, please change your status. This will allow others to sign up.

For questions, please email [masked]


Website
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Build a Game with JavaScript
CENTRL Office Eastside

Looking for a fun way to start learning how to code? Join us as we teach you how to build a simple guessing game while learning the programming fundamentals of the JavaScript programming language.

With each new programming concept you learn, you will add new features to game - including keeping track of how many guesses you’ve had and starting a new game from scratch. See an example before you come: this guessing game was made by an attendee at one of last events!

Before you come:
Experience with HTML/CSS is ideal, as well as some familiarity with JavaScript.
Be sure to bring a laptop. If you don’t have one, we can pair you with someone who does.

How to find us:

Located in the middle of the Burnside Bridgehead project Slate building. Entrance at the intersection of the Streetcar line & NE Couch.
Free street parking available on NE Davis & 3rd
City Center Parking Lot across from Oregon Convention Center on NE Lloyd
TriMet Stops on NE MLK & Burnside and SE Grand & E Burnside

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Please Click Here to RSVP your spot on Eventbrite!

Website
Tuesday
Aug 15, 2017
Portland Accessibility and User Experience Meetup (PDXAUX) - Plain Language & Accessibility with Whitney & Katney
CrowdCompass

Plain Language is important for content creators, but it applies to UXers and developers, as well. At first glance, Plain Language is about making content more accessible to people with traumatic brain injury, cognitive impairments, dyslexia, etc. But Plain Language is about more than reaching people with medical disabilities. 

Plain Language is about getting your message through to people who aren’t good readers, people who need glasses but don’t have them for a variety of reasons, rushed readers who are skimming content on their mobile phones, etc. Committing to Plain Language means you are writing so that everybody has a fighting chance! 

Tonight we are joined remotely by national speaker, Whitney Quesenbery, and in person with Portland expert, Katney Bair, as they share their expertise. Join us and learn techniques for how to clarify your writing! 

Lineup/Agenda: 

• 6:00 gather/networking

• 6:30 presentation begins

• Katney will start us off by looking at what is Plain Language, exploring the business side and the numbers.

• Whitney will share her experience including usability testing with Plain Language. 

• 8:00 presentations wrap-up, time for Q&A and conversation

• 8-8:30 closing/networking

Katney Bair

Katney is the principal consultant at Pretty Plain, a communications company specializing in public information. Pretty Plain's communication services combine copywriting, graphic design and project management. Clients include government agencies, medical centers, health insurance companies, small businesses, public schools, universities and non-profit organizations. Katney’s deep experience in all areas of marketing and communications, along with her Plain Writing expertise, help her craft clear messaging that effectively reaches different groups across different platforms. 

Whitney Quesenbery

Whitney has written three books - A Web for Everyone, Storytelling for User Experience, and Global UX - to help practitioners keep users in mind throughout the creative process.  Whitney’s work in Plain Language started with the guide to the first LaserJet 4 and has continued through projects at organizations like the National Cancer Institute and The Open University in the UK. Now, most of her work aims to help voters understand how to participate in democracy from options for voting to making decisions about ballot choices. Maybe the right to understand is a civil right!


CrowdCompass is our event host, review their accessibility information and let us know if you have questions! 

Website
Wednesday
Aug 16, 2017
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Getting Started in Tech
CENTRL Office Eastside

Every year, Glassdoor releases it’s top 25 highest paying jobs. This year, almost half of them are in the tech field; if you’re thinking about getting into tech, now is the right time.

We’ll cover the different ways you can break into tech and outline the pros and cons of all the options within the Portland tech community. Then we’ll dive into the technical career opportunities that are available in Portland - from jobs you’ve heard of like front end developer, to jobs that are new to the area, like developer evangelist.

How to find us:

Located in the middle of the Burnside Bridgehead project Slate building. 

Entrance at the intersection of the Streetcar line & NE Couch. 

Free street parking available on NE Davis & 3rdCity Center Parking Lot across from Oregon Convention Center on NE Lloyd

TriMet Stops on NE MLK & Burnside and SE Grand & E Burnside


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Please click here to RSVP your spot on Eventbrite!

Website
Friday
Aug 18, 2017
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Life as a .NET Developer at Intel
The Tech Academy

Featured Speaker: Chris Carter, .NET Software Engineer at Intel

Chris has been developing software at Intel for the past year. Prior to that, Chris attended and graduated from The Tech Academy Software Developer Boot Camp, having no previous experience in the industry.

30,000 lines of code later, along with a plethora of stories and advice, Chris is coming back to The Tech Academy to share what life is like as a .NET Developer at Intel.

Come find out what it took to land this job, all the trials and tribulations along the way, and what things are like now.

Join us for fresh coffee, pizza, refreshments, and some great networking opportunities.

Please RSVP to help us ensure we order enough food for everyone.

We look forward to seeing you!

Website
Monday
Aug 21, 2017
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Build a Web App with JavaScript & jQuery
NedSpace

JavaScript is the language of the browser. Every website you’ve ever used is built with JavaScript, with interaction powered by the popular jQuery library. Even Stanford’s intro to Computer Science course now uses JavaScript as its teaching language. Learn how to use JavaScript and jQuery and build a simple web app in this workshop. Together we’ll learn key jQuery concepts like manipulating the DOM and using event listeners to update our app in real time. See an example before you come: this web app was made by an attendee at one of last events!

Before you come:
Experience with HTML/CSS is ideal.
Be sure to bring a laptop. If you don’t have one, we can pair you with someone who does.

How to find us:
Located in Suite 1100 of the Union Bank building corner of SW Washington & Broadway 

Street parking available every block - Pay to Park via Parking Kitty App/Meters 

Parking Garages (across the street) - City Center Parking & ACE 

TriMet Buses, Streetcar, and MAX Lines accessible

Website
Tuesday
Aug 22, 2017
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Free One-Day Course on Introduction to Web Design with HTML & CSS - 8/22
The Tech Academy (hosted by Education Northwest)

Have you ever wondered whether you'd enjoy computer programming? 

The Tech Academy is offering a free one-day course on Introduction to web design with HTML & CSS. These languages are used to develop the structure and styling of every website.

This course is perfect for people with little or no experience in programming who are considering a career in software development. This way, you can find out ahead of time whether you enjoy the actual work of programming computers. A computer programmer does a lot more than just write code, but coding is the most important part of the job. 

Please make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to code.

Details

Dates: Tuesday, August 22
Times: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Classroom will open at 9:15 a.m.) 
RSVP:  An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we tend to have a few open seats for last minute attendees
Location: 13306 NW Cornell Road Portland, Oregon 97229 
(Located on second floor above Foot Traffic running store) 

Parking: 

There is plenty of parking in the overfill lot behind the building, just off of Dale street. Please do not park in the main parking lot, so we can be good neighbors for the other businesses in the complex. There is no fee for parking.

TriMet:

Our recommendation on public transit if you are coming from downtown Portland: Take the MAX Blue Line or Red Line train to Sunset Transit center. There, catch the Bus 48 or Bus 62 which can drop you off right in front of the school.

Please Note:

• We will take a 45 minute lunch at approximately 12 p.m. 

• There is no refrigerator at this location, but there is a microwave to heat up a lunch.

• There are number of eating establishments within walking distance where you can grab a quick bite.

• Space is limited to ensure we can provide the best experience. 

• If something comes up after you sign up such that you are unable to attend, please change your status. This will allow others to sign up.

For questions, please email [masked]

Website
Wednesday
Aug 23, 2017
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Build Your Own Website with HTML/CSS
NedSpace

Project-based, hands-on learning is the best way to learn how to code. Join us as we teach you the fundamentals of HTML & CSS while building an interactive website.

In this workshop you’ll learn key HTML & CSS concepts as we review some sample code. Then you’ll start building your own site with the help of our instructor and TAs. See an example before you come: this webpage was made by an attendee at one of our last events!

At the end of the night you’ll have your own site live on the internet to share with your friends and family. Before you come:
Some previous exposure to HTML/CSS is helpful, but not required.
Be sure to bring a laptop. If you don’t have one, we can pair you with someone who does.

How to find us:
Located in Suite 1100 of the Union Bank building corner of SW Washington & Broadway
Street parking available every block - Pay to Park via Parking Kitty App/Meters
Parking Garages (across the street) - City Center Parking & ACE
TriMet Buses, Streetcar, and MAX Lines accessible

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Please Click Here to RSVP for your spot on Eventbrite

Website
Friday
Aug 25, 2017
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Becoming a Junior Developer after Fifty
The Tech Academy

Featured Speaker: Scott Jansen, Software Developer at US Bank

Two years ago, Scott broke back into the software industry after spending twenty years on a different career path. His skills in COBOL were no longer sufficient, so he attended The Tech Academy Software Developer Boot Camp to sharpen up on the most in-demand programming languages.

Scott is coming to share what it was like dealing with the struggles of learning the new technology, the struggles of finding a job, and the struggles of getting along with younger but more experienced coders.

Come join us for fresh coffee, pizza, refreshments, and some great networking opportunities.

Please RSVP to help us ensure we order enough food for everyone.

We look forward to seeing you!

Website
Monday
Aug 28, 2017
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Free One-Day Course on Introduction to Programming with Python - 8/28
The Tech Academy (hosted by Education Northwest)

Have you ever wondered whether you'd enjoy computer programming? 

The Tech Academy is offering a free one-day course on Introduction to Programming with Python. Python is a popular computer programming language.

This course is perfect for people with little or no experience in programming who are considering a career in software development. This way, you can find out ahead of time whether you enjoy the actual work of programming computers. A computer programmer does a lot more than just write code, but coding is the most important part of the job. 

Please make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to code.

Details

Dates: Monday, August 28
Times: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Classroom will open at 9:15 a.m.) 
RSVP:  An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we tend to have a few open seats for last minute attendees  
Location: 13306 NW Cornell Road Portland, Oregon 97229 
(Located on second floor above Foot Traffic running store) 

Parking: 

There is plenty of parking in the overfill lot behind the building, just off of Dale street. Please do not park in the main parking lot, so we can be good neighbors for the other businesses in the complex. There is no fee for parking.

TriMet:

Our recommendation on public transit if you are coming from downtown Portland: Take the MAX Blue Line or Red Line train to Sunset Transit center. There, catch the Bus 48 or Bus 62 which can drop you off right in front of the school.

Please Note:

• We will take a 45 minute lunch at approximately 12 p.m. 

• There is no refrigerator at this location, but there is a microwave to heat up a lunch.

• There are number of eating establishments within walking distance where you can grab a quick bite.

• Space is limited to ensure we can provide the best experience. 

• If something comes up after you sign up such that you are unable to attend, please change your status. This will allow others to sign up.

For questions, please email [masked]


Website
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - How to Choose a Programming Language
CENTRL Office Eastside

When you’re learning to code, one of the biggest decisions you can make is what programming language to start with. Depending on who you ask, you’ll get a different answer every time. We’re here to set the record straight.

We’ll take everything important into account: versatility of the top programming languages, the Portland job market, starting salaries, and more. In the end, we’ll end up with an answer that can help shape the rest of your development career.

Must RSVP on Eventbrite here.

How to find us: Located in the middle of the Burnside Bridgehead project Slate building. Entrance at the intersection of the Streetcar line & NE Couch. Free street parking available on NE Davis & 3rd. City Center Parking Lot across from Oregon Convention Center on NE Lloyd. TriMet Stops on NE MLK & Burnside and SE Grand & E Burnside

Website
Wednesday
Aug 30, 2017
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Build a Twitter Bot with JavaScript
CENTRL West

Using JavaScript and Twitter's API we will create an "intelligent" bot. An easy and fun way to learn how JavaScript can be used to build real projects. Our bot will search for tweets mentioning different keywords and reply to them with a pre-defined answer.

This workshop won't be a step-by-step JavaScript introduction. Instead we will build something useful and fun, while learning some basic JavaScript concepts along the way.

Must RSVP on Eventbrite here.

Before you come: Experience with JavaScript is ideal. Be sure to bring a laptop. If you don’t have one, we can pair you with someone who does. Also make sure to make a Twitter account if you don't already have one.

How to find us: Entrance on NW Everett between 13th & 14th. Free Street Parking available after 6pm. City Center & Brewery Blocks parking grages & lots available. TriMet Stops on NW 10th, 11th, 14th, Everett, Glisan, and Couch

Website
Friday
Sep 1, 2017
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Life as a Senior Quality Assurance Engineer
The Tech Academy

Featured Speaker: Johnny Reaser, Senior Quality Assurance Engineer

Johnny has 20+ years experience in software testing. Since his first position at Microsoft in 1997 he has been involved in all aspects of system development life cycle and application evolution using agile methodology, object-oriented design, and iterative development.

Johnny is a graduate of The Tech Academy.

Find out what it's like to work as a Senior QA Engineer: The pluses, the minuses, and everything in between!

Come join us for fresh coffee, pizza, refreshments, and some great networking opportunities.

Please RSVP to help us ensure we order enough food for everyone.

We look forward to seeing you!

12:45 Doors Open
1:00 Talk Begins
1:30 Q&A

Website
Tuesday
Sep 5, 2017
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Free One-Day Course on Introduction to Web Design with HTML & CSS - 9/5
The Tech Academy (hosted by Education Northwest)

Have you ever wondered whether you'd enjoy computer programming? 

The Tech Academy is offering a free one-day course on Introduction to web design with HTML & CSS. These languages are used to develop the structure and styling of every website.

This course is perfect for people with little or no experience in programming who are considering a career in software development. This way, you can find out ahead of time whether you enjoy the actual work of programming computers. A computer programmer does a lot more than just write code, but coding is the most important part of the job. 

Please make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to code.

Details

Dates: Tuesday, September 5
Times: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Classroom will open at 9:15 a.m.) 
RSVP:  An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we tend to have a few open seats for last minute attendees
Location: 13306 NW Cornell Road Portland, Oregon 97229 
(Located on second floor above Foot Traffic running store) 

Parking: 

There is plenty of parking in the overfill lot behind the building, just off of Dale street. Please do not park in the main parking lot, so we can be good neighbors for the other businesses in the complex. There is no fee for parking.

TriMet:

Our recommendation on public transit if you are coming from downtown Portland: Take the MAX Blue Line or Red Line train to Sunset Transit center. There, catch the Bus 48 or Bus 62 which can drop you off right in front of the school.

Please Note:

• We will take a 45 minute lunch at approximately 12 p.m. 

• There is no refrigerator at this location, but there is a microwave to heat up a lunch.

• There are number of eating establishments within walking distance where you can grab a quick bite.

• Space is limited to ensure we can provide the best experience. 

• If something comes up after you sign up such that you are unable to attend, please change your status. This will allow others to sign up.

For questions, please email [masked]

Website
Friday
Sep 8, 2017
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Overcoming The Barriers To Getting Hired As A Junior Developer
The Tech Academy

Featured Speaker: Erik Gross, Co-Founder | The Tech Academy

Erik created The Tech Academy to help people break into the software field and to help experienced developers advance their careers. To date, he has helped hundreds of aspiring developers land their first job the industry.

With deep insight into what it takes to make it as a junior developer, Erik will talk about overcoming the barriers to getting hired as a junior developer, and  creating your own passion for learning.

Come join us for fresh coffee, pizza, refreshments, and some great networking opportunities.

Please RSVP to help us ensure we order enough food for everyone.

We look forward to seeing you!

12:45 Doors Open
1:00 Start of Talk
1:30 Q&A

Website
Monday
Sep 11, 2017
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Free One-Day Course on Introduction to Programming with Python - 9/11
Regus

Have you ever wondered whether you'd enjoy computer programming? 

The Tech Academy is offering a free one-day course on Introduction to Programming with Python. Python is a popular computer programming language.

This course is perfect for people with little or no experience in programming who are considering a career in software development. This way, you can find out ahead of time whether you enjoy the actual work of programming computers. A computer programmer does a lot more than just write code, but coding is the most important part of the job. 

Please make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to code.

Details

Dates: Monday, September 11
Times: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Classroom will open at 9:15 a.m.) 
RSVP:  An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we tend to have a few open seats for last minute attendees  
Location: 1455 NW Irving Street, Portland, Oregon   
(First Floor Conference Room straight ahead as you enter) 

Please Note:

• We will take a 45 minute lunch at approximately 12 p.m. 

• We will provide coffee and donuts.

• There are number of eating establishments within walking distance where you can grab a quick bite.

• Space is limited to ensure we can provide the best experience. 

• If something comes up after you sign up such that you are unable to attend, please change your status. This will allow others to sign up.

For questions, please email [masked]


Website
Tuesday
Sep 12, 2017
Write The Docs PDX - Writing Inclusively About Technology Topics
New Relic

NOTE: This will be a 90 minute *workshop*, and we may stay as late as 8:30 pm.

This workshop is an introduction to writing about identity in technology. Taught by the editor of The Responsible Communication Style Guide, this workshop covers how to write effectively, efficiently, and appropriately about topics tied to individuals' identities, including accessibility, gendered terms, and pronouns. It also covers how a style guide can be an effective part of the workflow when creating and promoting technology projects (including open source), writing documentation, and even developing software.

Bio: Thursday Bram is the editor of The Responsible Communication Style Guide. She writes about intersectional feminism, cryptocurrencies, kitchen sinks, and anything else that catches her interest. She organizes conferences, sticker swaps, and potluck dinners on a regular basis. You can find Thursday online at ThursdayBram.com.

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Friday
Sep 15, 2017
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Tech Talk with Mayor of Portland Ted Wheeler
The Tech Academy

Featured Speaker: Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler


Key Points of Discussion:

• Maintaining Portland's culture while attracting technology companies and workers. (In other words, bringing the best of Silicon Valley without becoming Silicon Valley) 

• Portland, Oregon city government technology initiatives

• Smart Cities Initiative 

• Technology initiatives involving the intersection of public and private sector resources


Come join us for fresh coffee, pizza, refreshments, and some great networking opportunities.

Please RSVP to help us ensure we order enough food for everyone.

We look forward to seeing you!

Website
Monday
Sep 18, 2017
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Free One-Day Course on Introduction to Web Design with HTML & CSS - 9/18
The Tech Academy (hosted by Education Northwest)

Have you ever wondered whether you'd enjoy computer programming? 

The Tech Academy is offering a free one-day course on Introduction to web design with HTML & CSS. These languages are used to develop the structure and styling of every website.

This course is perfect for people with little or no experience in programming who are considering a career in software development. This way, you can find out ahead of time whether you enjoy the actual work of programming computers. A computer programmer does a lot more than just write code, but coding is the most important part of the job. 

Please make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to code.

Details

Dates: Monday, September 18
Times: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Classroom will open at 9:15 a.m.) 
RSVP:  An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we tend to have a few open seats for last minute attendees
Location: 13306 NW Cornell Road Portland, Oregon 97229 
(Located on second floor above Foot Traffic running store) 

Parking: 

There is plenty of parking in the overfill lot behind the building, just off of Dale street. Please do not park in the main parking lot, so we can be good neighbors for the other businesses in the complex. There is no fee for parking.

TriMet:

Our recommendation on public transit if you are coming from downtown Portland: Take the MAX Blue Line or Red Line train to Sunset Transit center. There, catch the Bus 48 or Bus 62 which can drop you off right in front of the school.

Please Note:

• We will take a 45 minute lunch at approximately 12 p.m. 

• There is no refrigerator at this location, but there is a microwave to heat up a lunch.

• There are number of eating establishments within walking distance where you can grab a quick bite.

• Space is limited to ensure we can provide the best experience. 

• If something comes up after you sign up such that you are unable to attend, please change your status. This will allow others to sign up.

For questions, please email [masked]

Website
Friday
Sep 22, 2017
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Friday Tech Talk with Cesar Jimenez
The Tech Academy

Featured Speaker: Cesar Jimenez


As a Developer, Cesar's philosophy is clear: wake up, work hard, be kind, repeat. 

Humble and passionate, Cesar is constantly striving to share knowledge with all the incredibly talented developers he is surrounded by. At the end of the day, he understands that it’s all about people helping people; it's a powerful thing.


Co-Founder and Developer for Untold Studio, Cesar is coming to The Tech Academy to share his journey into software development.


12:30 Pizza/Refreshments
1:00 Tech Talk

Please RSVP to help us ensure we order enough food for everyone.

We look forward to seeing you!

Website
Monday
Sep 25, 2017
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Free One-Day Course on Introduction to Web Design with HTML & CSS - 9/25
The Tech Academy (hosted by Education Northwest)

Have you ever wondered whether you'd enjoy computer programming? The Tech Academy is offering a free one-day course on Introduction to web design with HTML & CSS. These languages are used to develop the structure and styling of every website.

This course is perfect for people with little or no experience in programming who are considering a career in software development. This way, you can find out ahead of time whether you enjoy the actual work of programming computers. A computer programmer does a lot more than just write code, but coding is the most important part of the job. Please make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to code.

Details

Dates: Monday, September 25 
Times: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Classroom will open at 9:15 a.m.)
RSVP: An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we tend to have a few open seats for last minute attendees
Location: 13306 NW Cornell Road Portland, Oregon 97229
(Located on second floor above Foot Traffic running store) Parking: There is plenty of parking in the overfill lot behind the building, just off of Dale street. Please do not park in the main parking lot, so we can be good neighbors for the other businesses in the complex. There is no fee for parking.

TriMet:

Our recommendation on public transit if you are coming from downtown Portland: Take the MAX Blue Line or Red Line train to Sunset Transit center. There, catch the Bus 48 or Bus 62 which can drop you off right in front of the school.

Please Note:

• We will take a 45 minute lunch at approximately 12 p.m. • There is no refrigerator at this location, but there is a microwave to heat up a lunch.

• There are number of eating establishments within walking distance where you can grab a quick bite.

• Space is limited to ensure we can provide the best experience. • If something comes up after you sign up such that you are unable to attend, please change your status. This will allow others to sign up.

For questions, please email [masked]

Website
Tuesday
Sep 26, 2017
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Free One-Day Course on Introduction to Programming with Python - 9/26
The Tech Academy (hosted by Education Northwest)

Have you ever wondered whether you'd enjoy computer programming? 

The Tech Academy is offering a free one-day course on Introduction to Programming with Python. Python is a popular computer programming language.

This course is perfect for people with little or no experience in programming who are considering a career in software development. This way, you can find out ahead of time whether you enjoy the actual work of programming computers. A computer programmer does a lot more than just write code, but coding is the most important part of the job. 

Please make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to code.

Details

Dates: Tuesday, September 26
Times: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Classroom will open at 9:15 a.m.) 
RSVP:  An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we tend to have a few open seats for last minute attendees  
Location: 13306 NW Cornell Road Portland, Oregon 97229 
(Located on second floor above Foot Traffic running store) 

Parking: 

There is plenty of parking in the overfill lot behind the building, just off of Dale street. Please do not park in the main parking lot, so we can be good neighbors for the other businesses in the complex. There is no fee for parking.

TriMet:

Our recommendation on public transit if you are coming from downtown Portland: Take the MAX Blue Line or Red Line train to Sunset Transit center. There, catch the Bus 48 or Bus 62 which can drop you off right in front of the school.

Please Note:

• We will take a 45 minute lunch at approximately 12 p.m. 

• There is no refrigerator at this location, but there is a microwave to heat up a lunch.

• There are number of eating establishments within walking distance where you can grab a quick bite.

• Space is limited to ensure we can provide the best experience. 

• If something comes up after you sign up such that you are unable to attend, please change your status. This will allow others to sign up.

For questions, please email [masked]


Website
Monday
Oct 2, 2017
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Free One-Day Course on Introduction to Web Design with HTML & CSS - 10/2
The Tech Academy (hosted by Education Northwest)

Have you ever wondered whether you'd enjoy computer programming? The Tech Academy is offering a free one-day course on Introduction to web design with HTML & CSS. These languages are used to develop the structure and styling of every website.

This course is perfect for people with little or no experience in programming who are considering a career in software development. This way, you can find out ahead of time whether you enjoy the actual work of programming computers. A computer programmer does a lot more than just write code, but coding is the most important part of the job. Please make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to code.

Details

Dates: Monday, October 2
Times: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Classroom will open at 9:15 a.m.)
RSVP: An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we tend to have a few open seats for last minute attendees
Location: 13306 NW Cornell Road Portland, Oregon 97229
(Located on second floor above Foot Traffic running store) Parking: There is plenty of parking in the overfill lot behind the building, just off of Dale street. Please do not park in the main parking lot, so we can be good neighbors for the other businesses in the complex. There is no fee for parking.

TriMet:

Our recommendation on public transit if you are coming from downtown Portland: Take the MAX Blue Line or Red Line train to Sunset Transit center. There, catch the Bus 48 or Bus 62 which can drop you off right in front of the school.

Please Note:

• We will take a 45 minute lunch at approximately 12 p.m. • There is no refrigerator at this location, but there is a microwave to heat up a lunch.

• There are number of eating establishments within walking distance where you can grab a quick bite.

• Space is limited to ensure we can provide the best experience. • If something comes up after you sign up such that you are unable to attend, please change your status. This will allow others to sign up.

For questions, please email [masked]

Website
Tuesday
Oct 3, 2017
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Free One-Day Course on Introduction to Programming with Python - 10/3
The Tech Academy (hosted by Education Northwest)

Have you ever wondered whether you'd enjoy computer programming? 

The Tech Academy is offering a free one-day course on Introduction to Programming with Python. Python is a popular computer programming language.

This course is perfect for people with little or no experience in programming who are considering a career in software development. This way, you can find out ahead of time whether you enjoy the actual work of programming computers. A computer programmer does a lot more than just write code, but coding is the most important part of the job. 

Please make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to code.

Details

Dates: Tuesday, October 3
Times: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Classroom will open at 9:15 a.m.) 
RSVP:  An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we tend to have a few open seats for last minute attendees  
Location: 13306 NW Cornell Road Portland, Oregon 97229 
(Located on second floor above Foot Traffic running store) 

Parking: 

There is plenty of parking in the overfill lot behind the building, just off of Dale street. Please do not park in the main parking lot, so we can be good neighbors for the other businesses in the complex. There is no fee for parking.

TriMet:

Our recommendation on public transit if you are coming from downtown Portland: Take the MAX Blue Line or Red Line train to Sunset Transit center. There, catch the Bus 48 or Bus 62 which can drop you off right in front of the school.

Please Note:

• We will take a 45 minute lunch at approximately 12 p.m. 

• There is no refrigerator at this location, but there is a microwave to heat up a lunch.

• There are number of eating establishments within walking distance where you can grab a quick bite.

• Space is limited to ensure we can provide the best experience. 

• If something comes up after you sign up such that you are unable to attend, please change your status. This will allow others to sign up.

For questions, please email [masked]


Website
Friday
Oct 6, 2017
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Tech Talk: "The Art of Questioning"
The Tech Academy

Featured Speaker: Aaron Frichtl

Subject: "The Art of Questioning" - Why come to this talk? Why not?

- fresh coffee 
- pizza 
- refreshments
- great networking opportunities

Please RSVP to help us ensure we order enough food for everyone.

We look forward to seeing you!

12:45 Doors Open
1:00 Start of Talk
1:30 Q&A

Website
Monday
Oct 9, 2017
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Free One-Day Course on Introduction to Web Design with HTML & CSS - 10/9
The Tech Academy (hosted by Education Northwest)

Have you ever wondered whether you'd enjoy computer programming? The Tech Academy is offering a free one-day course on Introduction to web design with HTML & CSS. These languages are used to develop the structure and styling of every website.

This course is perfect for people with little or no experience in programming who are considering a career in software development. This way, you can find out ahead of time whether you enjoy the actual work of programming computers. A computer programmer does a lot more than just write code, but coding is the most important part of the job. Please make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to code.

Details

Dates: Monday, October 9
Times: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Classroom will open at 9:15 a.m.)
RSVP: An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we tend to have a few open seats for last minute attendees
Location: 13306 NW Cornell Road Portland, Oregon 97229
(Located on second floor above Foot Traffic running store) Parking: There is plenty of parking in the overfill lot behind the building, just off of Dale street. Please do not park in the main parking lot, so we can be good neighbors for the other businesses in the complex. There is no fee for parking.

TriMet:

Our recommendation on public transit if you are coming from downtown Portland: Take the MAX Blue Line or Red Line train to Sunset Transit center. There, catch the Bus 48 or Bus 62 which can drop you off right in front of the school.

Please Note:

• We will take a 45 minute lunch at approximately 12 p.m. • There is no refrigerator at this location, but there is a microwave to heat up a lunch.

• There are number of eating establishments within walking distance where you can grab a quick bite.

• Space is limited to ensure we can provide the best experience. • If something comes up after you sign up such that you are unable to attend, please change your status. This will allow others to sign up.

For questions, please email [masked]

Website
Tuesday
Oct 10, 2017
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Free One-Day Course on Introduction to Programming with Python - 10/10
The Tech Academy (hosted by Education Northwest)

Have you ever wondered whether you'd enjoy computer programming? 

The Tech Academy is offering a free one-day course on Introduction to Programming with Python. Python is a popular computer programming language.

This course is perfect for people with little or no experience in programming who are considering a career in software development. This way, you can find out ahead of time whether you enjoy the actual work of programming computers. A computer programmer does a lot more than just write code, but coding is the most important part of the job. 

Please make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to code.

Details

Dates: Tuesday, October 10
Times: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Classroom will open at 9:15 a.m.) 
RSVP:  An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we tend to have a few open seats for last minute attendees  
Location: 13306 NW Cornell Road Portland, Oregon 97229 
(Located on second floor above Foot Traffic running store) 

Parking: 

There is plenty of parking in the overfill lot behind the building, just off of Dale street. Please do not park in the main parking lot, so we can be good neighbors for the other businesses in the complex. There is no fee for parking.

TriMet:

Our recommendation on public transit if you are coming from downtown Portland: Take the MAX Blue Line or Red Line train to Sunset Transit center. There, catch the Bus 48 or Bus 62 which can drop you off right in front of the school.

Please Note:

• We will take a 45 minute lunch at approximately 12 p.m. 

• There is no refrigerator at this location, but there is a microwave to heat up a lunch.

• There are number of eating establishments within walking distance where you can grab a quick bite.

• Space is limited to ensure we can provide the best experience. 

• If something comes up after you sign up such that you are unable to attend, please change your status. This will allow others to sign up.

For questions, please email [masked]


Website
Wednesday
Oct 11, 2017
Portland Accessibility and User Experience Meetup (PDXAUX) - Accessible Technology in Higher Education
CrowdCompass by Cvent

Millions of individuals interface daily with colleges and universities throughout the Northwest region, as students, employees, and members of the public. Thousands of these individuals have disabilities that impact the tools and methods they use for accessing websites and information technologies.

How are colleges and universities in Portland and throughout the Northwest region handling this challenge? What strategies are they employing internally and through procurement to ensure their websites and information technologies are accessible? What can the rest of us learn from higher education's examples?

At the October meetup, we will explore these questions including strategies for getting buy-in. Terrill Thompson from University of Washington, Kaela Parks from Portland Community College, Emiluz Lopez from CollegeNET and Gabriel Merrell from University of Oregon will share their strategies, stories and experiences in an informal conversation about IT accessibility in higher ed.

CrowdCompass is our event host. They are graciously providing refreshments for this event! Review their accessibility information and let us know if you have questions.

Lineup/Agenda:

• 6:00 gather/networking

• 6:30 panelists share their experience

• 8:00 time for Q&A and conversation

• 8-8:30 closing/networking

Our panelists:

Terrill Thompson - University of Washington

Kaela Parks - Portland Community College

Emiluz Lopez - CollegeNET

Gabriel Merrell - Oregon State University

See our Meetup page for bios on all of our presenters.

Website
Friday
Oct 13, 2017
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Friday Tech Talk with Michael Bibeau - The Spectrum of Skills & Landing a Job
The Tech Academy

Featured Speaker: Michael Bibeau


Michael Bibeau will be joining us at the Tech Academy on Friday, October 13 to share a talk on "The Spectrum of Skills and Landing a Job in the Industry". He is a Software Development Manager at Jaguar Land Rover.


Come join us to at The Tech Academy to hear Michael share his experience in the field.

• 12:30 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments

• 1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

Please RSVP to help us ensure we order enough food for everyone.

We look forward to seeing you!

Website
Monday
Oct 16, 2017
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Free One-Day Course on Introduction to Web Design with HTML & CSS - 10/16
The Tech Academy (Held at Regus in Northwest)

Have you ever wondered whether you'd enjoy computer programming? The Tech Academy is offering a free one-day course on Introduction to web design with HTML & CSS. These languages are used to develop the structure and styling of every website.

This course is perfect for people with little or no experience in programming who are considering a career in software development. This way, you can find out ahead of time whether you enjoy the actual work of programming computers. A computer programmer does a lot more than just write code, but coding is the most important part of the job. 

Please make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to code.

Details

Location: 1455 NW Irving Street, Portland, Oregon  (First Floor Conference Room straight ahead as you enter) 
Dates: Monday, October 16
Times: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Classroom will open at 9:15 a.m.)  
RSVP:  An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we tend to have a few open seats for last minute attendees  

Please Note

• We will take a 45 minute lunch at approximately 12 p.m. • There is no refrigerator at this location, but there is a microwave to heat up a lunch.

• There are number of eating establishments within walking distance where you can grab a quick bite.

• Space is limited to ensure we can provide the best experience. • If something comes up after you sign up such that you are unable to attend, please change your status. This will allow others to sign up.

For questions, please email [masked]

Website
Tuesday
Oct 17, 2017
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Free One-Day Course on Introduction to Programming with Python - 10/17
The Tech Academy (hosted by Education Northwest)

Have you ever wondered whether you'd enjoy computer programming? 

The Tech Academy is offering a free one-day course on Introduction to Programming with Python. Python is a popular computer programming language.

This course is perfect for people with little or no experience in programming who are considering a career in software development. This way, you can find out ahead of time whether you enjoy the actual work of programming computers. A computer programmer does a lot more than just write code, but coding is the most important part of the job. 

Please make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to code.

Details

Dates: Tuesday, October 17
Times: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Classroom will open at 9:15 a.m.) 
RSVP:  An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we tend to have a few open seats for last minute attendees  
Location: 13306 NW Cornell Road Portland, Oregon 97229 
(Located on second floor above Foot Traffic running store) 

Parking: 

There is plenty of parking in the overfill lot behind the building, just off of Dale street. Please do not park in the main parking lot, so we can be good neighbors for the other businesses in the complex. There is no fee for parking.

TriMet:

Our recommendation on public transit if you are coming from downtown Portland: Take the MAX Blue Line or Red Line train to Sunset Transit center. There, catch the Bus 48 or Bus 62 which can drop you off right in front of the school.

Please Note:

• We will take a 45 minute lunch at approximately 12 p.m. 

• There is no refrigerator at this location, but there is a microwave to heat up a lunch.

• There are number of eating establishments within walking distance where you can grab a quick bite.

• Space is limited to ensure we can provide the best experience. 

• If something comes up after you sign up such that you are unable to attend, please change your status. This will allow others to sign up.

For questions, please email [masked]


Website
Friday
Oct 20, 2017
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Friday Tech Talk with Brett Tramposh - Tips on Managing your Career in Software
The Tech Academy

Featured Speaker: Brett Tramposh


Brett Tramposh will be joining us at The Tech Academy on Friday, October 20 to share a talk on "Tips on Managing your Career in Software". He is a Senior Software Developer at TruckTrax. 

Come join us to at The Tech Academy to hear Brett share his experience in the field.

12:30 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

Please RSVP to help us ensure we order enough food for everyone.

We look forward to seeing you!

Website
Monday
Oct 23, 2017
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Free One-Day Course on Introduction to Web Design with HTML & CSS - 10/23
The Tech Academy (Held at Regus in Northwest)

Have you ever wondered whether you'd enjoy computer programming? The Tech Academy is offering a free one-day course on Introduction to web design with HTML & CSS. These languages are used to develop the structure and styling of every website.

This course is perfect for people with little or no experience in programming who are considering a career in software development. This way, you can find out ahead of time whether you enjoy the actual work of programming computers. A computer programmer does a lot more than just write code, but coding is the most important part of the job. 

Please make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to code.

Details

Location: 1455 NW Irving Street, Portland, Oregon  (First Floor Conference Room straight ahead as you enter) 
Dates: Monday, October 23
Times: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Classroom will open at 9:15 a.m.)  
RSVP:  An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we tend to have a few open seats for last minute attendees  

Please Note

• We will take a 45 minute lunch at approximately 12 p.m. • There is no refrigerator at this location, but there is a microwave to heat up a lunch.

• There are number of eating establishments within walking distance where you can grab a quick bite.

• Space is limited to ensure we can provide the best experience. • If something comes up after you sign up such that you are unable to attend, please change your status. This will allow others to sign up.

For questions, please email [masked]

Website
Tuesday
Oct 24, 2017
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Free One-Day Course on Introduction to Programming with Python - 10/24
The Tech Academy (Held at Regus in Northwest)

Have you ever wondered whether you'd enjoy computer programming? 

The Tech Academy is offering a free one-day course on Introduction to Programming with Python. Python is a popular computer programming language.

This course is perfect for people with little or no experience in programming who are considering a career in software development. This way, you can find out ahead of time whether you enjoy the actual work of programming computers. A computer programmer does a lot more than just write code, but coding is the most important part of the job. 

Please make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to code.

Details

Dates: Tuesday, October 24
Times: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Classroom will open at 9:15 a.m.) 
RSVP:  An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we tend to have a few open seats for last minute attendees  
Location: 1455 NW Irving Street, Portland, Oregon   
(First Floor Conference Room straight ahead as you enter) 

Please Note:

• We will take a 45 minute lunch at approximately 12 p.m. 

• There are number of eating establishments within walking distance where you can grab a quick bite.

• Space is limited to ensure we can provide the best experience. 

• If something comes up after you sign up such that you are unable to attend, please change your status. This will allow others to sign up.

For questions, please email [masked]


Website
Thursday
Oct 26, 2017
Code Oregon - The Tech Academy presents Code Oregon Careers: Soft Skills Interviewing 10/26
The Tech Academy

Code Oregon Careers is a collaboration between Code Oregon and The Tech Academy to help software developers prepare themselves for the job search in the software industry. This is a four part series focusing on Soft Skills Interviews, Technical Interviews, LinkedIn and GitHub. 

Whether you are an experienced developer back on the job search or a brand new junior developer looking for your first opportunity, join us to learn some valuable skills to help you in your job search.  

This installment on Thursday, October 26 at 6.p.m. will cover:

Preparing for Soft Skill Interviews

Food & Beverages:

The Tech Academy will be providing free pizza and beverages. Please RSVP to help us ensure we have enough food for everyone. If later on you are unable to make the event, please change your RSVP status to help us avoid wasting food. 

Schedule:
• 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Meet and greet (Networking + pizza and beverages)

• 6:30 p.m. Code Oregon Careers presentation

• 7:30 p.m. Q & A and announcements

• 8 p.m. - 9 p.m. Practice Soft Skills interview inteviewing for anyone that what's to stay after the initial presentation to develop and practice soft skill interviewing

Resources for Tech Job Seekers:

David Duncan with Code Oregon (a partnership with WorkSource Oregon and WorkSystems) has developed PortlandTech.org to help job seekers in the tech industry. To schedule a resume review and/or join his list to receive customized job leads, send a resume to [masked] or [masked] to schedule an appointment.

Website
Monday
Oct 30, 2017
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Free One-Day Course on Introduction to Web Design with HTML & CSS - 10/30
The Tech Academy (hosted by Education Northwest)

Have you ever wondered whether you'd enjoy computer programming? The Tech Academy is offering a free one-day course on Introduction to web design with HTML & CSS. These languages are used to develop the structure and styling of every website.

This course is perfect for people with little or no experience in programming who are considering a career in software development. This way, you can find out ahead of time whether you enjoy the actual work of programming computers. A computer programmer does a lot more than just write code, but coding is the most important part of the job. Please make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to code.

Details

Dates: Monday, October 30
Times: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Classroom will open at 9:15 a.m.)
RSVP: An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we tend to have a few open seats for last minute attendees
Location: 13306 NW Cornell Road Portland, Oregon 97229
(Located on second floor above Foot Traffic running store) Parking: There is plenty of parking in the overfill lot behind the building, just off of Dale street. Please do not park in the main parking lot, so we can be good neighbors for the other businesses in the complex. There is no fee for parking.

TriMet:

Our recommendation on public transit if you are coming from downtown Portland: Take the MAX Blue Line or Red Line train to Sunset Transit center. There, catch the Bus 48 or Bus 62 which can drop you off right in front of the school.

Please Note:

• We will take a 45 minute lunch at approximately 12 p.m. • There is no refrigerator at this location, but there is a microwave to heat up a lunch.

• There are number of eating establishments within walking distance where you can grab a quick bite.

• Space is limited to ensure we can provide the best experience. • If something comes up after you sign up such that you are unable to attend, please change your status. This will allow others to sign up.

For questions, please email [masked]

Website
Tuesday
Oct 31, 2017
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Free One-Day Course on Introduction to Programming with Python - 10/31
The Tech Academy (hosted by Education Northwest)

Have you ever wondered whether you'd enjoy computer programming? 

The Tech Academy is offering a free one-day course on Introduction to Programming with Python. Python is a popular computer programming language.

This course is perfect for people with little or no experience in programming who are considering a career in software development. This way, you can find out ahead of time whether you enjoy the actual work of programming computers. A computer programmer does a lot more than just write code, but coding is the most important part of the job. 

Please make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to code.

Details

Dates: Tuesday, October 31
Times: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Classroom will open at 9:15 a.m.) 
RSVP:  An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we tend to have a few open seats for last minute attendees  
Location: 13306 NW Cornell Road Portland, Oregon 97229 
(Located on second floor above Foot Traffic running store) 

Parking: 

There is plenty of parking in the overfill lot behind the building, just off of Dale street. Please do not park in the main parking lot, so we can be good neighbors for the other businesses in the complex. There is no fee for parking.

TriMet:

Our recommendation on public transit if you are coming from downtown Portland: Take the MAX Blue Line or Red Line train to Sunset Transit center. There, catch the Bus 48 or Bus 62 which can drop you off right in front of the school.

Please Note:

• We will take a 45 minute lunch at approximately 12 p.m. 

• There is no refrigerator at this location, but there is a microwave to heat up a lunch.

• There are number of eating establishments within walking distance where you can grab a quick bite.

• Space is limited to ensure we can provide the best experience. 

• If something comes up after you sign up such that you are unable to attend, please change your status. This will allow others to sign up.

For questions, please email [masked]


Website
Friday
Nov 3, 2017
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Friday Tech Talk with Mounir Shita on "A.I. is My Passion!"
The Tech Academy

Featured Speaker:Mounir Shita


Mounir Shita will be joining us at the Tech Academy on Friday, November 3 to share a talk on "A.I. is My Passion!". He is a Entrepreneur, Business & Technology Executive at Kimera Systems.

Come join us to at The Tech Academy to hear Mournir share his experience in the field.

• 12:30 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments

• 1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

Please RSVP to help us ensure we order enough food for everyone.

We look forward to seeing you!

Website
Monday
Nov 6, 2017
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Free One-Day Course on Introduction to Web Design with HTML & CSS - 11/6
The Tech Academy (hosted by Education Northwest)

Have you ever wondered whether you'd enjoy computer programming? The Tech Academy is offering a free one-day course on Introduction to web design with HTML & CSS. These languages are used to develop the structure and styling of every website.

This course is perfect for people with little or no experience in programming who are considering a career in software development. This way, you can find out ahead of time whether you enjoy the actual work of programming computers. A computer programmer does a lot more than just write code, but coding is the most important part of the job. Please make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to code.

Details

Dates: Monday, November 6
Times: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Classroom will open at 9:15 a.m.)
RSVP: An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we tend to have a few open seats for last minute attendees
Location: 13306 NW Cornell Road Portland, Oregon 97229
(Located on second floor above Foot Traffic running store) Parking: There is plenty of parking in the overfill lot behind the building, just off of Dale street. Please do not park in the main parking lot, so we can be good neighbors for the other businesses in the complex. There is no fee for parking.

TriMet:

Our recommendation on public transit if you are coming from downtown Portland: Take the MAX Blue Line or Red Line train to Sunset Transit center. There, catch the Bus 48 or Bus 62 which can drop you off right in front of the school.

Please Note:

• We will take a 45 minute lunch at approximately 12 p.m. • There is no refrigerator at this location, but there is a microwave to heat up a lunch.

• There are number of eating establishments within walking distance where you can grab a quick bite.

• Space is limited to ensure we can provide the best experience. • If something comes up after you sign up such that you are unable to attend, please change your status. This will allow others to sign up.

For questions, please email [masked]

Website
Tuesday
Nov 7, 2017
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Free One-Day Course on Introduction to Programming with Python - 11/7
The Tech Academy (hosted by Education Northwest)

Have you ever wondered whether you'd enjoy computer programming? 

The Tech Academy is offering a free one-day course on Introduction to Programming with Python. Python is a popular computer programming language.

This course is perfect for people with little or no experience in programming who are considering a career in software development. This way, you can find out ahead of time whether you enjoy the actual work of programming computers. A computer programmer does a lot more than just write code, but coding is the most important part of the job. 

Please make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to code.

Details

Dates: Tuesday, November 7
Times: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Classroom will open at 9:15 a.m.) 
RSVP:  An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we tend to have a few open seats for last minute attendees  
Location: 13306 NW Cornell Road Portland, Oregon 97229 
(Located on second floor above Foot Traffic running store) 

Parking: 

There is plenty of parking in the overfill lot behind the building, just off of Dale street. Please do not park in the main parking lot, so we can be good neighbors for the other businesses in the complex. There is no fee for parking.

TriMet:

Our recommendation on public transit if you are coming from downtown Portland: Take the MAX Blue Line or Red Line train to Sunset Transit center. There, catch the Bus 48 or Bus 62 which can drop you off right in front of the school.

Please Note:

• We will take a 45 minute lunch at approximately 12 p.m. 

• There is no refrigerator at this location, but there is a microwave to heat up a lunch.

• There are number of eating establishments within walking distance where you can grab a quick bite.

• Space is limited to ensure we can provide the best experience. 

• If something comes up after you sign up such that you are unable to attend, please change your status. This will allow others to sign up.

For questions, please email [masked]


Website
Thursday
Nov 9, 2017
Code Oregon - The Tech Academy presents Code Oregon Careers: Maximizing Your GitHub 11/9
The Tech Academy

Code Oregon Careers is a collaboration between Code Oregon and The Tech Academy to help software developers prepare themselves for the job search in the software industry. This is a four part series focusing on Soft Skills Interviews, Technical Interviews, LinkedIn and GitHub. 

Whether you are an experienced developer back on the job search or a brand new junior developer looking for your first opportunity, join us to learn some valuable skills to help you in your job search.  

This installment on Thursday, November9 at 6.p.m. will cover:

Maximizing Your GitHub for the Job Search

Food & Beverages:

The Tech Academy will be providing free pizza and beverages. Please RSVP to help us ensure we have enough food for everyone. If later on you are unable to make the event, please change your RSVP status to help us avoid wasting food. 

Schedule:
• 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Meet and greet (Networking + pizza and beverages)

• 6:30 p.m. Code Oregon Careers presentation

• 7:30 p.m. Q & A and announcements

• 8 p.m. - 9 p.m. Practice Soft Skills interview inteviewing for anyone that what's to stay after the initial presentation to develop and practice soft skill interviewing

Resources for Tech Job Seekers:

David Duncan with Code Oregon (a partnership with WorkSource Oregon and WorkSystems) has developed PortlandTech.org to help job seekers in the tech industry. To schedule a resume review and/or join his list to receive customized job leads, send a resume to [masked] or [masked] to schedule an appointment.

Website
Friday
Nov 10, 2017
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Friday Tech Talk with Nate Taggart - FaaS and the Developers
The Tech Academy

Featured Speaker: Nate Taggart


Nate Taggart will be joining us at The Tech Academy on Friday, November 10 to share a talk on "FaaS and the Developer". FaaS stands for Function as a Service. He is the CEO of Stackery.


Come join us to at The Tech Academy to hear Michael share his experience in the field.

• 12:30 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments

• 1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

Please RSVP to help us ensure we order enough food for everyone.

We look forward to seeing you!

Website
Monday
Nov 13, 2017
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Free One-Day Course on Introduction to Web Design with HTML & CSS - 11/13
The Tech Academy (hosted by Education Northwest)

Have you ever wondered whether you'd enjoy computer programming? The Tech Academy is offering a free one-day course on Introduction to web design with HTML & CSS. These languages are used to develop the structure and styling of every website.

This course is perfect for people with little or no experience in programming who are considering a career in software development. This way, you can find out ahead of time whether you enjoy the actual work of programming computers. A computer programmer does a lot more than just write code, but coding is the most important part of the job. Please make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to code.

Details

Dates: Monday, November 13
Times: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Classroom will open at 9:15 a.m.)
RSVP: An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we tend to have a few open seats for last minute attendees
Location: 13306 NW Cornell Road Portland, Oregon 97229
(Located on second floor above Foot Traffic running store) Parking: There is plenty of parking in the overfill lot behind the building, just off of Dale street. Please do not park in the main parking lot, so we can be good neighbors for the other businesses in the complex. There is no fee for parking.

TriMet:

Our recommendation on public transit if you are coming from downtown Portland: Take the MAX Blue Line or Red Line train to Sunset Transit center. There, catch the Bus 48 or Bus 62 which can drop you off right in front of the school.

Please Note:

• We will take a 45 minute lunch at approximately 12 p.m. • There is no refrigerator at this location, but there is a microwave to heat up a lunch.

• There are number of eating establishments within walking distance where you can grab a quick bite.

• Space is limited to ensure we can provide the best experience. • If something comes up after you sign up such that you are unable to attend, please change your status. This will allow others to sign up.

For questions, please email [masked]

Website
Tuesday
Nov 14, 2017
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Free One-Day Course on Introduction to Programming with Python - 11/14
The Tech Academy (hosted by Education Northwest)

Have you ever wondered whether you'd enjoy computer programming? 

The Tech Academy is offering a free one-day course on Introduction to Programming with Python. Python is a popular computer programming language.

This course is perfect for people with little or no experience in programming who are considering a career in software development. This way, you can find out ahead of time whether you enjoy the actual work of programming computers. A computer programmer does a lot more than just write code, but coding is the most important part of the job. 

Please make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to code.

Details

Dates: Tuesday, November 14
Times: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Classroom will open at 9:15 a.m.) 
RSVP:  An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we tend to have a few open seats for last minute attendees  
Location: 13306 NW Cornell Road Portland, Oregon 97229 
(Located on second floor above Foot Traffic running store) 

Parking: 

There is plenty of parking in the overfill lot behind the building, just off of Dale street. Please do not park in the main parking lot, so we can be good neighbors for the other businesses in the complex. There is no fee for parking.

TriMet:

Our recommendation on public transit if you are coming from downtown Portland: Take the MAX Blue Line or Red Line train to Sunset Transit center. There, catch the Bus 48 or Bus 62 which can drop you off right in front of the school.

Please Note:

• We will take a 45 minute lunch at approximately 12 p.m. 

• There is no refrigerator at this location, but there is a microwave to heat up a lunch.

• There are number of eating establishments within walking distance where you can grab a quick bite.

• Space is limited to ensure we can provide the best experience. 

• If something comes up after you sign up such that you are unable to attend, please change your status. This will allow others to sign up.

For questions, please email [masked]


Website
Friday
Nov 17, 2017
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Technology Basics Book Launch & 'How to Break Into the Tech Industry'!
George R. White Library and Learning Center, Concordia University

BOOK LAUNCH
With technology becoming integral to almost every industry, a basic understanding of how computers and technology work is necessary for success.

We believe technology is for everyone, and we are removing the barriers to entry that have stopped people from really being able to understand and use technology.

The Tech Academy Co-Founders are releasing four books. One is a dictionary, and three are practical books that teach you how to program computers.

These books include: 
• Technology Basics Dictionary 
• Learn Coding Basics in Hours with Python
• Learn Coding Basics in Hours with Small Basic 
• Learn Coding Basics in Hours with Javascript

The Technology Basics Dictionary is for everyone - from the absolute beginner to the experienced pro.


‘Learn Coding Basics in Hours’ is a series of books written for the absolute beginner who is interested in learning how to code (coding means programming computers to perform tasks).

TECH TALK
In addition to celebrating the launch of the Technology Basics book series, Tech Academy co-founder Erik Gross will be giving a Tech Talk on 'How to Break Into the Tech Industry'.


DETAILS
• Date: Friday, November 17
• Time: 1 pm - 3 pm
• Location: George R. White Library & Learning Center, Concordia University
2811 NE Holman St., Portland, OR
• RSVP: Please RSVP to help us plan for adequate food & refreshments!

Website
Thursday
Nov 30, 2017
Code Oregon - The Tech Academy presents Code Oregon Careers: Preparing for Technical Interview
The Tech Academy

Code Oregon Careers is a collaboration between Code Oregon and The Tech Academy to help software developers prepare themselves for the job search in the software industry. This is a four part series focusing on Soft Skills Interviews, Technical Interviews, LinkedIn and GitHub. 

Whether you are an experienced developer back on the job search or a brand new junior developer looking for your first opportunity, join us to learn some valuable skills to help you in your job search.  

This installment on Thursday, November 30 at 6.p.m. will cover:

Preparing and tips for the Technical Interview

Food & Beverages:

The Tech Academy will be providing free pizza and beverages. Please RSVP to help us ensure we have enough food for everyone. If later on you are unable to make the event, please change your RSVP status to help us avoid wasting food. 

Schedule:
• 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Meet and greet (Networking + pizza and beverages)

• 6:30 p.m. Code Oregon Careers presentation

• 7:30 p.m. Q & A and announcements

• 8 p.m. - 9 p.m. Practice Soft Skills interview inteviewing for anyone that what's to stay after the initial presentation to develop and practice soft skill interviewing

Resources for Tech Job Seekers:

David Duncan with Code Oregon (a partnership with WorkSource Oregon and WorkSystems) has developed PortlandTech.org to help job seekers in the tech industry. To schedule a resume review and/or join his list to receive customized job leads, send a resume to [masked] or [masked] to schedule an appointment.

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Friday
Dec 1, 2017
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - "Lessons Learned From The First Dot-Com Bubble" - Tech Talk with Jack Hennessy
The Tech Academy

Featured Speakers: Jack Hennessy


Jack is an early technology pioneer who achieved massive success in the dot-com boom of the late '90s. Jack spent time with tech luminaries like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates.

Jack is coming to The Tech Academy to share the lessons he learned from the first dot-com bubble.

12:30 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

Please RSVP to help us ensure we order enough food for everyone.

We look forward to seeing you!

Website
Monday
Dec 4, 2017
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Free One-Day Course on Introduction to Web Design with HTML & CSS - 12/4
The Tech Academy (hosted by Education Northwest)

Have you ever wondered whether you'd enjoy computer programming? The Tech Academy is offering a free one-day course on Introduction to web design with HTML & CSS. These languages are used to develop the structure and styling of every website.

This course is perfect for people with little or no experience in programming who are considering a career in software development. This way, you can find out ahead of time whether you enjoy the actual work of programming computers. A computer programmer does a lot more than just write code, but coding is the most important part of the job. Please make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to code.

Details

Dates: Monday, December 4
Times: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Classroom will open at 9:15 a.m.)
RSVP: An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we tend to have a few open seats for last minute attendees
Location: 13306 NW Cornell Road Portland, Oregon 97229
(Located on second floor above Foot Traffic running store) Parking: There is plenty of parking in the overfill lot behind the building, just off of Dale street. Please do not park in the main parking lot, so we can be good neighbors for the other businesses in the complex. There is no fee for parking.

TriMet:

Our recommendation on public transit if you are coming from downtown Portland: Take the MAX Blue Line or Red Line train to Sunset Transit center. There, catch the Bus 48 or Bus 62 which can drop you off right in front of the school.

Please Note:

• We will take a 45 minute lunch at approximately 12 p.m. • There is no refrigerator at this location, but there is a microwave to heat up a lunch.

• There are number of eating establishments within walking distance where you can grab a quick bite.

• Space is limited to ensure we can provide the best experience. • If something comes up after you sign up such that you are unable to attend, please change your status. This will allow others to sign up.

For questions, please email [masked]

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Tuesday
Dec 5, 2017
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Free One-Day Course on Introduction to Programming with Python - 12/5
The Tech Academy (hosted by Education Northwest)

Have you ever wondered whether you'd enjoy computer programming? 

The Tech Academy is offering a free one-day course on Introduction to Programming with Python. Python is a popular computer programming language.

This course is perfect for people with little or no experience in programming who are considering a career in software development. This way, you can find out ahead of time whether you enjoy the actual work of programming computers. A computer programmer does a lot more than just write code, but coding is the most important part of the job. 

Please make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to code.

Details

Dates: Tuesday, December 5
Times: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Classroom will open at 9:15 a.m.) 
RSVP:  An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we tend to have a few open seats for last minute attendees  
Location: 13306 NW Cornell Road Portland, Oregon 97229 
(Located on second floor above Foot Traffic running store) 

Parking: 

There is plenty of parking in the overfill lot behind the building, just off of Dale street. Please do not park in the main parking lot, so we can be good neighbors for the other businesses in the complex. There is no fee for parking.

TriMet:

Our recommendation on public transit if you are coming from downtown Portland: Take the MAX Blue Line or Red Line train to Sunset Transit center. There, catch the Bus 48 or Bus 62 which can drop you off right in front of the school.

Please Note:

• We will take a 45 minute lunch at approximately 12 p.m. 

• There is no refrigerator at this location, but there is a microwave to heat up a lunch.

• There are number of eating establishments within walking distance where you can grab a quick bite.

• Space is limited to ensure we can provide the best experience. 

• If something comes up after you sign up such that you are unable to attend, please change your status. This will allow others to sign up.

For questions, please email [masked]


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PADNUG - Scott Hanselman's Annual Intro to the Latest in Microsoft Dev!
Intel Jones Farm Campus (JFCC Auditorium)

Each December, PADNUG endeavors to put on an event that goes above and beyond the normal. This year is no exception:


We've got Scott Hanselman showing the latest in Microsoft's development tools!
http://hanselman.com/ We have food catered by Qdoba! We will have some amazing swag to give away! How can you not be at this event??

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Portland Accessibility and User Experience Meetup (PDXAUX) - End of Season Happy Hour & Brainstorm Session
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Join us at the Lucky Labrador Brew Pub on Hawthorne where we will gather to share our accessibility successes and challenges of the year and to brainstorm what kinds of topics the group is interested to see presented in 2018. 

Are you interested in helping keep our group going? We have grown a lot over the past couple years and could use your help in 2018 to help us coordinate behind the scenes. Please introduce yourself if you are interested in helping out!

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Thursday
Dec 7, 2017
Code Oregon - The Tech Academy presents Code Oregon Careers: Maximizing Your LinkedIn 12/7
The Tech Academy

Code Oregon Careers is a collaboration between Code Oregon and The Tech Academy to help software developers prepare themselves for the job search in the software industry. This is a four part series focusing on Soft Skills Interviews, Technical Interviews, LinkedIn and GitHub. 

Whether you are an experienced developer back on the job search or a brand new junior developer looking for your first opportunity, join us to learn some valuable skills to help you in your job search.  

This installment on Thursday, December 7 at 6.p.m. will cover:

Maximizing LinkedIn for your job search

Food & Beverages:

The Tech Academy will be providing free pizza and beverages. Please RSVP to help us ensure we have enough food for everyone. If later on you are unable to make the event, please change your RSVP status to help us avoid wasting food. 

Schedule:
• 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Meet and greet (Networking + pizza and beverages)

• 6:30 p.m. Code Oregon Careers presentation

• 7:30 p.m. Q & A and announcements

• 8 p.m. - 9 p.m. Soft Skills interview mini-workshop for anyone that what's to stay after the initial presentation to develop, practice soft skill interviewing

Resources for Tech Job Seekers:

David Duncan with Code Oregon (a partnership with WorkSource Oregon and WorkSystems) has developed PortlandTech.org to help job seekers in the tech industry. To schedule a resume review and/or join his list to receive customized job leads, send a resume to [masked] or [masked] to schedule an appointment.

Website
Friday
Dec 8, 2017
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Tech Talk with Garrett Guevara - Software Developer at Zapproved
The Tech Academy

Featured Speakers: Garrett Guevara


12:30 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

Please RSVP to help us ensure we order enough food for everyone.

We look forward to seeing you!

Website
Saturday
Dec 9, 2017
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Free One-Day Course on Introduction to Programming with Python - 12/9
The Tech Academy

Have you ever wondered whether you'd enjoy computer programming? 

The Tech Academy is offering a free one-day course on Introduction to Programming with Python. Python is a popular computer programming language.

This course is perfect for people with little or no experience in programming who are considering a career in software development. This way, you can find out ahead of time whether you enjoy the actual work of programming computers. A computer programmer does a lot more than just write code, but coding is the most important part of the job. 

Please make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to code.

Details

Dates: Saturday, December 9
Times: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Classroom will open at 9:15 a.m.) 
RSVP:  An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we tend to have a few open seats for last minute attendees  
Location: 310 SW 4th Avenue Suite #330 Portland, Oregon 97204

Please Note:

•  We will take a 45 minute lunch at approximately 12 p.m. 

• There are number of eating establishments within walking distance where you can grab a quick bite.

• Space is limited to ensure we can provide the best experience. 

• If something comes up after you sign up such that you are unable to attend, please change your status. This will allow others on the waiting list to attend.

For questions, please email [masked]


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Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Free One-Day Course on Introduction to Programming with Python - 12/9
The Tech Academy

Have you ever wondered whether you'd enjoy computer programming? 

The Tech Academy is offering a free one-day course on Introduction to Programming with Python. Python is a popular computer programming language.

This course is perfect for people with little or no experience in programming who are considering a career in software development. This way, you can find out ahead of time whether you enjoy the actual work of programming computers. A computer programmer does a lot more than just write code, but coding is the most important part of the job. 

Please make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to code.

Details

Dates: Saturday, December 9
Times: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Classroom will open at 9:15 a.m.) 
RSVP:  An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we tend to have a few open seats for last minute attendees  
Location: 310 SW 4th Avenue Suite #330 Portland, Oregon 97204

Please Note:

•  We will take a 45 minute lunch at approximately 12 p.m. 

• There are number of eating establishments within walking distance where you can grab a quick bite.

• Space is limited to ensure we can provide the best experience. 

• If something comes up after you sign up such that you are unable to attend, please change your status. This will allow others on the waiting list to attend.

For questions, please email [masked]


Website
Monday
Dec 11, 2017
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Free One-Day Course on Introduction to Web Design with HTML & CSS - 12/11
The Tech Academy (hosted by Education Northwest)

Have you ever wondered whether you'd enjoy computer programming? The Tech Academy is offering a free one-day course on Introduction to web design with HTML & CSS. These languages are used to develop the structure and styling of every website.

This course is perfect for people with little or no experience in programming who are considering a career in software development. This way, you can find out ahead of time whether you enjoy the actual work of programming computers. A computer programmer does a lot more than just write code, but coding is the most important part of the job. 

Please make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to code.

Here is what some past participants had to say about the free one-day courses.

I loved it. I love the explanations that the instructor gave. He was so patient and explained clearly. 

It was great. The instructor gave us lots of information and helped us grow and foster new skills.

I was impressed by the organization and structure. Instructor was knowledgeable and kept the pace moving while taking extra time when necessary.


Details

Dates: Monday, December 11 
Times: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Classroom will open at 9:15 a.m.)
RSVP: An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we tend to have a few open seats for last minute attendees
Location: 13306 NW Cornell Road Portland, Oregon 97229
(Located on second floor above Foot Traffic running store) Parking: There is plenty of parking in the overfill lot behind the building, just off of Dale street. Please do not park in the main parking lot, so we can be good neighbors for the other businesses in the complex. There is no fee for parking.

TriMet:

Our recommendation on public transit if you are coming from downtown Portland: Take the MAX Blue Line or Red Line train to Sunset Transit center. There, catch the Bus 48 or Bus 62 which can drop you off right in front of the school.

Please Note:

• We will take a 45 minute lunch at approximately 12 p.m. • There is no refrigerator at this location, but there is a microwave to heat up a lunch.

• There are number of eating establishments within walking distance where you can grab a quick bite.

• Space is limited to ensure we can provide the best experience. • If something comes up after you sign up such that you are unable to attend, please change your status. This will allow others to sign up.

For questions, please email [masked]

Website
Thursday
Dec 14, 2017
Code Oregon - The Tech Academy presents Code Oregon Careers: Soft Skills Interviewing 12/14
The Tech Academy

Code Oregon Careers is a collaboration between Code Oregon and The Tech Academy to help software developers prepare themselves for the job search in the software industry. This is a four part series focusing on Soft Skills Interviews, Technical Interviews, LinkedIn and GitHub. 

Whether you are an experienced developer back on the job search or a brand new junior developer looking for your first opportunity, join us to learn some valuable skills to help you in your job search.  

This installment on Thursday, December 14 at 6.p.m. will cover:

Preparing for Soft Skill Interviews

Food & Beverages:

The Tech Academy will be providing free pizza and beverages. Please RSVP to help us ensure we have enough food for everyone. If later on you are unable to make the event, please change your RSVP status to help us avoid wasting food. 

Schedule:
• 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Meet and greet (Networking + pizza and beverages)

• 6:30 p.m. Code Oregon Careers presentation

• 7:30 p.m. Q & A and announcements

• 8 p.m. - 9 p.m. Practice Soft Skills interview inteviewing for anyone that what's to stay after the initial presentation to develop and practice soft skill interviewing

Resources for Tech Job Seekers:

David Duncan with Code Oregon (a partnership with WorkSource Oregon and WorkSystems) has developed PortlandTech.org to help job seekers in the tech industry. To schedule a resume review and/or join his list to receive customized job leads, send a resume to [masked] or [masked] to schedule an appointment.

Website
Friday
Dec 15, 2017
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Friday Tech Talk with Paul Menig on "Reality from Cognition to Recall"
The Tech Academy

Featured Speakers: Paul Menig


Paul Menig will be joining us at The Tech Academy on Friday, December 15 to share a talk on "Reality from Cognition to Recall". He is the Chief Executive Officer for Tech-I-M Business Accelerants.

Come join us to at The Tech Academy to hear Paul share his experience in the field.

12:30 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

Please RSVP to help us ensure we order enough food for everyone.

We look forward to seeing you!

Website
Friday
Dec 22, 2017
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Tech Talk with Cole Dixon: "Two Years Out Of A Coding Bootcamp- Honest Feedback"
The Tech Academy

Featured Speakers: Cole Dixon, Software Developer at EVS, LLC in Boulder, CO


Prior to development, Cole was a barista and bartender. Desiring a career change, Cole, like many others, attended a coding bootcamp. After two years of experience in the industry, Cole is coming to share what it was like attending the bootcamp, and how things have been in the two years since then.

10:00 a.m. Light breakfast items: Pastries, bagels, fresh fruit, water, juices, and coffee 
10:15  a.m. Tech Talk starts

Please RSVP to help us ensure we order enough food for everyone.

We look forward to seeing you!

Website
Thursday
Dec 28, 2017
Code Oregon - The Tech Academy presents Code Oregon Careers: Maximizing Your GitHub 12/28
The Tech Academy

Code Oregon Careers is a collaboration between Code Oregon and The Tech Academy to help software developers prepare themselves for the job search in the software industry. This is a four part series focusing on Soft Skills Interviews, Technical Interviews, LinkedIn and GitHub. 

Whether you are an experienced developer back on the job search or a brand new junior developer looking for your first opportunity, join us to learn some valuable skills to help you in your job search.  

This installment on Thursday, December 28 at 6.p.m. will cover:

Maximizing Your GitHub for the Job Search

Food & Beverages:

The Tech Academy will be providing free pizza and beverages. Please RSVP to help us ensure we have enough food for everyone. If later on you are unable to make the event, please change your RSVP status to help us avoid wasting food. 

Schedule:
• 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Meet and greet (Networking + pizza and beverages)

• 6:30 p.m. Code Oregon Careers presentation

• 7:30 p.m. Q & A and announcements

• 8 p.m. - 9 p.m. Practice Soft Skills interview inteviewing for anyone that what's to stay after the initial presentation to develop and practice soft skill interviewing

Resources for Tech Job Seekers:

David Duncan with Code Oregon (a partnership with WorkSource Oregon and WorkSystems) has developed PortlandTech.org to help job seekers in the tech industry. To schedule a resume review and/or join his list to receive customized job leads, send a resume to [masked] or [masked] to schedule an appointment.

Website
Friday
Dec 29, 2017
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - "Lessons Learned From The First Dot-Com Bubble" - Tech Talk with Jack Hennessy
The Tech Academy

Featured Speakers: Jack Hennessy


Jack is an early technology pioneer who achieved massive success in the dot-com boom of the late '90s. Jack spent time with tech luminaries like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates.

Jack is coming to The Tech Academy to share what things were like in the early PC days.

12:30 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

Please RSVP to help us ensure we order enough food for everyone.

We look forward to seeing you!

Website
Tuesday
Jan 9
Inclusivity in Design Thinking Workshop - Portland Community Design Thinkers / Portland Accessibility and User Experience Meetup
WeWork Custom House

In this hands-on workshop, you’ll practice using design thinking methods to empathize with a wider group of users, and develop solutions that work better for everyone. Universal design is an approach where a primary requirement of any design is that all its users can access it, regardless of any physical or cognitive impairment they may have. It's also known as 'inclusive' or 'accessible' design. We’ll start with a short overview of how universal design can combined with design thinking to quickly deliver valuable insights during the design process. This will be an easy, fun, and very interactive introduction to combining universal design and design thinking methods!

Light refreshments will be provided.

Portland Community Design Thinkers and Portland Accessibility and User Experience are excited to partner to bring you this meetup. This event will be limited to 40 participants - if your plans change, please update your RSVP.

We look forward to having you join us in our first meetup of the new year!

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Write The Docs PDX - Networking with a side of Write The Docs proposals
Shut Up and Eat

The Write The Docs NA conference returns to Portland in May. The call for proposals (http://www.writethedocs.org/conf/portland/2018/) was announced recently, and the deadline for proposals is January 10 (midnight PST).

For the fourth year, we'll give people who want to propose a chance to test things out, either by speaking briefly, or by brainstorming their proposals.

FYI, O'Reilly has an excellent guide to creating conference proposals, "Propose, Prepare, Present". If you navigate to http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920027096.do , you can get the eBook version for free.

We'll start with a brief networking session from 6-6:30. Note: Food will not be provided, but is available for order. At 6:30, I'll make a few announcements --

Anyone who wants to try out a "preview" of a conference talk (5-10 min), or just present their draft proposal for comments, can speak to the group (or ask questions) after that.

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Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Intro to JavaScript: Build a Twitter Bot
CENTRL West

Using JavaScript and Twitter's API we will create an "intelligent" bot. An easy and fun way to learn how JavaScript can be used to build real projects. Our bot will search for tweets mentioning different keywords and reply to them with a pre-defined answer.


This workshop won't be a step-by-step JavaScript introduction. Instead we will build something useful and fun, while learning some basic JavaScript concepts along the way.


Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

How to find us: 

Entrance on NW Everett between 13th & 14th. Free Street Parking available after 6pm.City Center & Brewery Blocks parking grages & lots available.TriMet Stops on NW 10th, 11th, 14th, Everett, Glisan, and Couch.

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Wednesday
Jan 10
Hello Drupal! - Drupal Users Group Meeting
ThinkShout, Inc.

On the second Wednesday of every month at a rotating location, come to the Portland Drupal User Group meetup to talk about Drupal and hear a few presentations.

These meetups are for ALL levels of Drupal users, from those of us who have only briefly heard of it but are interested in learning more to those of us who know a lot of but are always looking to learn more! Come get involved!

Check out the official Portland Drupal Users Group site at http://groups.drupal.org/portland. The site has more information about local Drupal meetups, events and opportunities.

Following the meetup, we will head to a nearby pub for socializing.

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BuildGuild Portland - BuildGuild - Portland Meetup
Wayfinder Beer

• What we'll do
Build Guild is a monthly event where folks in the web industry can get together to talk web, share ideas, or just grab a drink!

• What to bring
Absolutely nothing, come for the beer, stay for the company.

• Important to know

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Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - What is a Data Scientist?
CENTRL West

What is a Data Scientist?  What is Big Data?  Wondering if you're qualified to start a career in this field?  Join us for our last talk of 2017 to discuss this mysterious and exciting profession.


We’ll cover the emergence of big data and what it means to be a data scientist. We’ll walk you through how to get the skills to become a data scientist, and focus on the different jobs that will be open to you once you’ve mastered the skill set.

How to find us: 

Entrance on NW Everett between 13th & 14th. Free Street Parking available after 6pm.City Center & Brewery Blocks parking grages & lots available.TriMet Stops on NW 10th, 11th, 14th, Everett, Glisan, and Couch.

Website
Thursday
Jan 11
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful + Free Geek: How to Choose a Programming Language Lunch & Learn
Free Geek

When you’re learning to code, one of the biggest decisions you can make is what programming language to start with. Depending on who you ask, you’ll get a different answer every time.We’re here to set the record straight.


We’ll take everything important into account: versatility of the top programming languages, the Portland job market, starting salaries, and more. In the end, we’ll end up with an answer that can help shape the rest of your development career.

How to find us: 

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.Free Street Parking available on every block.Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team.

Website
Code Oregon - The Tech Academy presents Code Oregon Careers: Preparing for Technical Interview
The Tech Academy

Code Oregon Careers is a collaboration between Code Oregon and The Tech Academy to help software developers prepare themselves for the job search in the software industry. This is a four part series focusing on Soft Skills Interviews, Technical Interviews, LinkedIn and GitHub. 

Whether you are an experienced developer back on the job search or a brand new junior developer looking for your first opportunity, join us to learn some valuable skills to help you in your job search.  

This installment on Thursday, January 11 at 6.p.m. will cover:

Preparing and tips for the Technical Interview

Food & Beverages:

The Tech Academy will be providing free pizza and beverages. Please RSVP to help us ensure we have enough food for everyone. If later on you are unable to make the event, please change your RSVP status to help us avoid wasting food. 

Schedule:
• 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Meet and greet (Networking + pizza and beverages)

• 6:30 p.m. Code Oregon Careers presentation

• 7:30 p.m. Q & A and announcements

• 8 p.m. - 9 p.m. Practice Soft Skills interview inteviewing for anyone that what's to stay after the initial presentation to develop and practice soft skill interviewing

Resources for Tech Job Seekers:

David Duncan with Code Oregon (a partnership with WorkSource Oregon and WorkSystems) has developed PortlandTech.org to help job seekers in the tech industry. To schedule a resume review and/or join his list to receive customized job leads, send a resume to [masked] or [masked] to schedule an appointment.

Website
Friday
Jan 12
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - 2-part Tech Talk Series: "Coding Securely - Minimizing Vulnerabilities" Part 1
The Tech Academy

Featured Speaker: Dr. Brent Wilson, Assoc. Professor of Computer Science at George Fox University

Using the OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) Top-10 Vulnerability listing as a guide, we will look at the various vulnerabilities and investigate how they work along with the mitigations and defenses that developers need to employ to create secure software.


This is Part 1 of a 2-Part series of talks.

Come join us for fresh coffee, pizza, refreshments, and some great networking opportunities.

Lunch & Open Q/A 12:00-1:00
Tech Talk 1:00-2:00

Please RSVP to help us ensure we order enough food for everyone.

We look forward to seeing you!

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Sunday
Jan 14
PDX People of Color in Tech - Gathering

We're looking forward to seeing you!

We'll be at PDX Code Guild, on the 2nd floor. Plenty of street parking available.

Bring a dish to share! There are microwaves and fridges/freezers if needed.

Agenda:

3-3:45 Welcome, introductions, eating, conversation

3:45-4:15 Presentation (and Q&A) from Oz duSoleil: http://ozdusoleil.com/

4:15-5:00 Announcements, more eating and conversation

Accessibility notes:

There is an elevator in the lobby of the first floor, when entering in the front door on Corbett Ave.

Some chairs in the room have arms and others do not.

Background noise will likely be low-level, aside from participant volume

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Monday
Jan 15
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Plan Your Vacations with Data Science
CENTRL Office Eastside

We all want to go on a vacation, choosing the right hotel can be work.  In this practical workshop, you’ll use a dataset that contains hotel reviews to build a prediction model to guess where you might want to go on your next vacation. You’ll get an introduction to a data scientist’s tools and methods, including an overview of basic machine learning concepts.


No previous knowledge of data science is required. Some programming background is helpful but not required. This is a designed to be an introductory (and fun) workshop for beginners. If you have a laptop, make sure to bring it. Otherwise, we can pair you up with someone who has one.


How to find us: 

Located in the middle of the Burnside Bridgehead project Slate building. Entrance at the intersection of the Streetcar line & NE Couch. Free street parking available on NE Davis & 3rd.City Center Parking Lot across from Oregon Convention Center on NE Lloyd.TriMet Stops on NE MLK & Burnside and SE Grand & E Burnside.

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Tuesday
Jan 16
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Free Frontend Crash Course
CENTRL West

Join us as we teach you the fundamentals of HTML & CSS while completing a series of challenges to help you master your new skills.


Together we’ll work through a series of drills that will teach you the core concepts of HTML (tags, elements, and attributes) as well as the basics of CSS (selectors, properties, and values).  These drills are designed to be challenging, but manageable with the help of your fellow students, our TAs, and the instructor. We’ll wrap up the night by giving you a few tips on how to continue learning.


Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.


How to find us: 

Entrance on NW Everett between 13th & 14th. Free Street Parking available after 6pm.City Center & Brewery Blocks parking grages & lots available.TriMet Stops on NW 10th, 11th, 14th, Everett, Glisan, and Couch.

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Thursday
Jan 18
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Intro to JavaScript: Build a Guessing Game
Urban Office

• What we'll do
Looking for a fun way to start learning how to code? Join us as we teach you how to build a simple guessing game while learning the programming fundamentals of the JavaScript programming language.

With each new programming concept you learn, you will add new features to the game - including keeping track of how many guesses you’ve had and starting a new game from scratch. See an example before you come: this guessing game was made by an attendee at one of the last events!

Before you come:
1. Experience with HTML/CSS is ideal, as well as some familiarity with JavaScript.
2. Be sure to bring a laptop. If you don’t have one, we can try to pair you with someone who does.

• What to bring
Laptop

• Important to know

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Friday
Jan 19
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - 2-part Tech Talk Series: "Coding Securely - Minimizing Vulnerabilities" Part 2
The Tech Academy

Featured Speaker: Dr. Brent Wilson, Assoc. Professor of Computer Science at George Fox University

Using the OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) Top-10 Vulnerability listing as a guide, we will look at the various vulnerabilities and investigate how they work along with the mitigations and defenses that developers need to employ to create secure software.


This is Part 2 of a 2-Part series of talks.

Come join us for fresh coffee, pizza, refreshments, and some great networking opportunities.

Lunch & Open Q/A 12:00-1:00
Tech Talk 1:00-2:00

Please RSVP to help us ensure we order enough food for everyone.

We look forward to seeing you!

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Monday
Jan 22
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Getting Started in Data Science
CENTRL Office Eastside

Wondering why Glassdoor named Data Scientist the best job in America? Come learn more about the field and the different job opportunities available to Data Scientists.


We’ll cover the emergence of big data and what it means to be a data scientist. We’ll walk you through how to get the skills to become a data scientist, and focus on the different jobs that will be open to you once you’ve mastered the skill set.


How to find us: 

Located in the middle of the Burnside Bridgehead project Slate building. Entrance at the intersection of the Streetcar line & NE Couch. Free street parking available on NE Davis & 3rdCity Center Parking Lot across from Oregon Convention Center on NE LloydTriMet Stops on NE MLK & Burnside and SE Grand & E Burnside.

Website
Tuesday
Jan 23
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Intro to JavaScript: Build a Virtual Pet
CENTRL West

• What we'll do
Learn the programming fundamentals of JavaScript by building a virtual pet (think: Tamagotchi). With each new programming concept you learn, you will add new features to your game - including customizing your pets, feeding them, and keeping track of their health. See an example before you come: this virtual pet was made by an attendee at one of last events!

Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

• What to bring


• Important to know

Website
Wednesday
Jan 24
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Build Your Own Website with HTML/CSS
CENTRL West

Project-based, hands-on learning is the best way to learn how to code. Join us as we teach you the fundamentals of HTML & CSS while building an interactive website.


In this workshop you’ll learn key HTML & CSS concepts as we review some sample code. Then you’ll start building your own site with the help of our instructor and TAs.  See an example before you come: this webpage was made by an attendee at one of our last events!


At the end of the night you’ll have your own site live on the internet to share with your friends and family.


Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.


How to find us: 

Entrance on NW Everett between 13th & 14th. Free Street Parking available after 6pm.City Center & Brewery Blocks parking grages & lots available.TriMet Stops on NW 10th, 11th, 14th, Everett, Glisan, and Couch.

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Thursday
Jan 25
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Intro to JavaScript: Build Your Own Instrgram-like Filters
Free Geek

Instagram is currently one of the world's most popular mobile apps. Equally famous are the app's many unique photo filters, which let users edit images with a simple swipe.  


In this workshop we'll show you how you can create your very own Instagram-like filters for images using  a JavaScript library. First we'll quickly review some HTML, CSS, and JavaScript concepts and then we'll teach you how to explore and work with a JavaScript library.


Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.


How to find us:

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.Free Street Parking available on every block.Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team.

Website
Code Oregon - The Tech Academy presents Code Oregon Careers: Maximizing Your LinkedIn 1/25
The Tech Academy

Code Oregon Careers is a collaboration between Code Oregon and The Tech Academy to help software developers prepare themselves for the job search in the software industry. This is a four part series focusing on Soft Skills Interviews, Technical Interviews, LinkedIn and GitHub. 

Whether you are an experienced developer back on the job search or a brand new junior developer looking for your first opportunity, join us to learn some valuable skills to help you in your job search.  

This installment on Thursday, January 25 at 6.p.m. will cover:

Maximizing LinkedIn for your job search

Food & Beverages:

The Tech Academy will be providing free pizza and beverages. Please RSVP to help us ensure we have enough food for everyone. If later on you are unable to make the event, please change your RSVP status to help us avoid wasting food. 

Schedule:
• 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Meet and greet (Networking + pizza and beverages)

• 6:30 p.m. Code Oregon Careers presentation

• 7:30 p.m. Q & A and announcements

• 8 p.m. - 9 p.m. Soft Skills interview mini-workshop for anyone that what's to stay after the initial presentation to develop, practice soft skill interviewing

Resources for Tech Job Seekers:

David Duncan with Code Oregon (a partnership with WorkSource Oregon and WorkSystems) has developed PortlandTech.org to help job seekers in the tech industry. To schedule a resume review and/or join his list to receive customized job leads, send a resume to [masked] or [masked] to schedule an appointment.

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Advanced Heroku: Beyond `git push` Presented by Heroku Developer Advocate Jonan Scheffler
Alchemy Code Lab

https://www.meetup.com/alchemycodelab/events/247071538/

Given how simple Heroku is to use you are likely familiar with most of the basic features, but if all you're doing with the platform is git push heroku master you're missing out on a treasure trove of knowledge.

Come join Heroku Developer Advocate Jonan Scheffler on a guided tour of the more advanced features of the Heroku platform. You'll be surprised how much you may be missing.

Please bring your laptop and pre-install the Heroku command line tools if you have a moment: https://devcenter.heroku.com/articles/heroku-cli.

There are no prerequisites to attend this workshop, we welcome all levels of experience.

Beer, soft drinks and pizza will be provided. If you have specific dietary restrictions please let us know.

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Friday
Jan 26
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Friday Tech Talk with Josh Carter on "My Founder Journey"
The Tech Academy

Featured Speakers: Josh Carter 


Josh Carter is a US Navy Vet, speaker, and technology leader who has a long track record of success throughout his career. He is the COO of Camp Patriot Boot Camp (PBC), which is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit on a mission to equip active duty military members, Veterans, and their spouses with the education, resources, and community needed to be successful technology entrepreneurs.


He will giving a presentation on "My Founder Journey"

12:30 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

Please RSVP to help us ensure we order enough food for everyone.

We look forward to seeing you!

Website
Monday
Jan 29
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Become a Data Scientist: Thinkful Info Session
CENTRL Office Eastside

Interested in becoming a data scientist? Come learn more about Thinkful’s Flexible Data Science Bootcamp, which prepares you for your next job without asking you to quit this one. You’ll learn about our mentorship program, career services, curriculum, and track record of job placement.


How to find us:

Located in the middle of the Burnside Bridgehead project Slate building. Entrance at the intersection of the Streetcar line & NE Couch. Free street parking available on NE Davis & 3rd.City Center Parking Lot across from Oregon Convention Center on NE Lloyd.TriMet Stops on NE MLK & Burnside and SE Grand & E Burnside.

Website
Tuesday
Jan 30
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Intro to JavaScript: Fundamentals
CENTRL West

Learn the fundamentals of programming as you get introduced to JavaScript, the most popular language on the job market. Join this workshop and start your journey towards becoming a developer.


We'll cover everything you need to know to start learning the language, including different data types, variables, and functions. We’ll finish the workshop with a roadmap you can follow to continue learning JavaScript after the meetup.


Be sure to bring a laptop. If you don’t have one, we can pair you with someone who does.


How to find us: 

Entrance on NW Everett between 13th & 14th. Free Street Parking available after 6pm.City Center & Brewery Blocks parking grages & lots available.TriMet Stops on NW 10th, 11th, 14th, Everett, Glisan, and Couch.

Website
Wednesday
Jan 31
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Getting Started in Data Science: Lunch & Learn
CENTRL West

Wondering why Glassdoor named Data Scientist the best job in America? Come learn more about the field and the different job opportunities available to Data Scientists.

We’ll cover the emergence of big data and what it means to be a data scientist. We’ll walk you through how to get the skills to become a data scientist, and focus on the different jobs that will be open to you once you’ve mastered the skill set.

Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

How to find us:

Entrance on NW Everett between 13th & 14th. Free Street Parking available after 6pm.City Center & Brewery Blocks parking grages & lots available.TriMet Stops on NW 10th, 11th, 14th, Everett, Glisan, and Couch.

Website
Monday
Feb 5
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Intro to Javascript
CENTRL Office Eastside

***MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE***


Learn the programming fundamentals of JavaScript by building a virtual pet (think: Tamagotchi).  With each new programming concept you learn, you will add new features to your game - including customizing your pets, feeding them, and keeping track of their health. See an example before you come: this virtual pet was made by an attendee at one of last events!

Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

How to find us:

This event will be held at CENTRL Office East.

Located in the middle of the Burnside Bridgehead project Slate building. Entrance at the intersection of the Streetcar line & NE Couch.

Free street parking available on NE Davis & 3rd.City Center Parking Lot across from Oregon Convention Center on NE Lloyd.

TriMet Stops on NE MLK & Burnside and SE Grand & E Burnside.

Website
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Intro to Javascript
CENTRL Office Eastside

***MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE***


Learn the programming fundamentals of JavaScript by building a virtual pet (think: Tamagotchi).  With each new programming concept you learn, you will add new features to your game - including customizing your pets, feeding them, and keeping track of their health. See an example before you come: this virtual pet was made by an attendee at one of last events!

Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

How to find us:

This event will be held at CENTRL Office East.

Located in the middle of the Burnside Bridgehead project Slate building. Entrance at the intersection of the Streetcar line & NE Couch.

Free street parking available on NE Davis & 3rd.City Center Parking Lot across from Oregon Convention Center on NE Lloyd.

TriMet Stops on NE MLK & Burnside and SE Grand & E Burnside.

Website
Tuesday
Feb 6
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful + Free Geek: Data Science Your Vacation
Free Geek

***MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE***


We all want to go on a vacation, choosing the right hotel can be work. In this practical workshop, you’ll use a dataset that contains hotel reviews to build a prediction model to guess where you might want to go on your next vacation. You’ll get an introduction to a data scientist’s tools and methods, including an overview of basic machine learning concepts.  No previous knowledge of data science is required. Some programming background is helpful but not required. This is a designed to be an introductory (and fun) workshop for beginners. If you have a laptop, make sure to bring it. Otherwise, we can pair you up with someone who has one.

How to find us:

This event will be held at Free Geek. 

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.

Free Street Parking available on every block.Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.

Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team.

Website
Wednesday
Feb 7
Indie UX/UI Meetup - Kickoff Meet & Greet
Shut Up and Eat

Hi everyone! This is the very first event in a new series of meetups for independent/alternative designers in Portland. Come on by and meet some folks! Let's talk about what we can do with a group like this.

// ABOUT THIS GROUP //

Work alone? Freelance? Self-taught? Only designer on your team? Only developer who cares about UX? You might be an indie designer.

The goal of this group is to build community by sharing space, stories, process, techniques, and skills. We aim to help people feel more fulfilled, supported, and connected in their work. ALL people working or interested in design are welcome but most especially women, nonbinary folks, LGBTQA+, POC, and any others who are not well supported or represented in the tech industry.

This is a community-driven event and so the format, process, and schedule of this series is still in flux. Things to think about: What do you need? How can we (this group) help?

See Facebook event page for more details.

Website
Thursday
Feb 8
Code Oregon - The Tech Academy presents Code Oregon Careers: Soft Skills Interviewing 2/8
The Tech Academy

Code Oregon Careers is a collaboration between Code Oregon and The Tech Academy to help software developers prepare themselves for the job search in the software industry. This is a four part series focusing on Soft Skills Interviews, Technical Interviews, LinkedIn and GitHub. 

Whether you are an experienced developer back on the job search or a brand new junior developer looking for your first opportunity, join us to learn some valuable skills to help you in your job search.  

This installment on Thursday, February 8 at 6.p.m. will cover:

Preparing for Soft Skill Interviews

Food & Beverages:

The Tech Academy will be providing free pizza and beverages. Please RSVP to help us ensure we have enough food for everyone. If later on you are unable to make the event, please change your RSVP status to help us avoid wasting food. 

Schedule:
• 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Meet and greet (Networking + pizza and beverages)

• 6:30 p.m. Code Oregon Careers presentation

• 7:30 p.m. Q & A and announcements

• 8 p.m. - 9 p.m. Practice Soft Skills interview inteviewing for anyone that what's to stay after the initial presentation to develop and practice soft skill interviewing

Resources for Tech Job Seekers:

David Duncan with Code Oregon (a partnership with WorkSource Oregon and WorkSystems) has developed PortlandTech.org to help job seekers in the tech industry. To schedule a resume review and/or join his list to receive customized job leads, send a resume to [masked] or [masked] to schedule an appointment.

Website
Friday
Feb 9
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful + Free Geek: Frontend Crash Course (Lunch & Learn)
Free Geek

***MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE***


Join us as we teach you the fundamentals of HTML & CSS while completing a series of challenges to help you master your new skills.  Together we’ll work through a series of drills that will teach you the core concepts of HTML (tags, elements, and attributes) as well as the basics of CSS (selectors, properties, and values). These drills are designed to be challenging, but manageable with the help of your fellow students, our TAs, and the instructor. We’ll wrap up the night by giving you a few tips on how to continue learning. 

Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

How to find us:

This event will be held at Free Geek. 

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.

Free Street Parking available on every block.Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.

Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team.

Website
Tuesday
Feb 13
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful + Free Geek: Build a Virtual Pet with Javascript
Free Geek

Learn the programming fundamentals of JavaScript by building a virtual pet (think: Tamagotchi). 

With each new programming concept you learn, you will add new features to your game - including customizing your pets, feeding them, and keeping track of their health. See an example before you come: this virtual pet was made by an attendee at one of last events!

Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

How to find us:

This event will be held at Free Geek. 

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.

Free Street Parking available on every block.Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.

Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team.

Website
Friday
Feb 16
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful + Free Geek: Getting Started in Data Science (Lunch & Learn)
Free Geek

***MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE***


Wondering why Glassdoor named Data Scientist the best job in America? Come learn more about the field and the different job opportunities available to Data Scientists. We’ll cover the emergence of big data and what it means to be a data scientist. We’ll walk you through how to get the skills to become a data scientist, and focus on the different jobs that will be open to you once you’ve mastered the skill set.

Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

How to find us:

This event will be held at Free Geek. 

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.

Free Street Parking available on every block.Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.

Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team.

Website
Monday
Feb 19
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Build a Web App
CENTRL Office Eastside

***MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE***


JavaScript is the language of the browser. Every website you’ve ever used is built with JavaScript, with interaction powered by the popular jQuery library. Even Stanford’s intro to Computer Science course now uses JavaScript as its teaching language. Learn how to use JavaScript and jQuery and build a simple web app in this workshop.  Together we’ll learn key jQuery concepts like manipulating the DOM and using event listeners to update our app in real time. See an example before you come: this web app was made by an attendee at one of last events!

Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

How to find us:

This event will be held at CENTRL East. 

Located in the middle of the Burnside Bridgehead project Slate building. Entrance at the intersection of the Streetcar line & NE Couch.

Free street parking available on NE Davis & 3rd.City Center Parking Lot across from Oregon Convention Center on NE Lloyd.

TriMet Stops on NE MLK & Burnside and SE Grand & E Burnside.

Website
Thursday
Feb 22
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful + Free Feek: Getting Started in Tech
Free Geek

***MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE***


Every year, Glassdoor releases its top 25 highest paying jobs. This year, almost half of them are in the tech field; if you’re thinking about getting into tech, now is the right time. We’ll cover the different ways you can break into tech and outline the pros and cons of all the options within the local tech community. Then we’ll dive into the technical career opportunities that are available locally - from jobs you’ve heard of like front end developer, to jobs that are new to the area, like developer evangelist.

How to find us:

This event will be held at Free Geek. 

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.

Free Street Parking available on every block.Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.

Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team.

Website
Code Oregon - The Tech Academy presents Code Oregon Careers: Maximizing Your GitHub 8/22
The Tech Academy

Code Oregon Careers is a collaboration between Code Oregon and The Tech Academy to help software developers prepare themselves for the job search in the software industry. This is a four part series focusing on Soft Skills Interviews, Technical Interviews, LinkedIn and GitHub. 

Whether you are an experienced developer back on the job search or a brand new junior developer looking for your first opportunity, join us to learn some valuable skills to help you in your job search.  

This installment on Thursday, February 22 at 6.p.m. will cover:

Maximizing Your GitHub for the Job Search

Food & Beverages:

The Tech Academy will be providing free pizza and beverages. Please RSVP to help us ensure we have enough food for everyone. If later on you are unable to make the event, please change your RSVP status to help us avoid wasting food. 

Schedule:
• 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Meet and greet (Networking + pizza and beverages)

• 6:30 p.m. Code Oregon Careers presentation

• 7:30 p.m. Q & A and announcements

• 8 p.m. - 9 p.m. Practice Soft Skills interview inteviewing for anyone that what's to stay after the initial presentation to develop and practice soft skill interviewing

Resources for Tech Job Seekers:

David Duncan with Code Oregon (a partnership with WorkSource Oregon and WorkSystems) has developed PortlandTech.org to help job seekers in the tech industry. To schedule a resume review and/or join his list to receive customized job leads, send a resume to [masked] or [masked] to schedule an appointment.

Website
Monday
Feb 26
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - How to Choose a Bootcamp
CENTRL Office Eastside

***MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE***


Coding boot camps are short intensive accelerated programs to help you learn the skills, build a portfolio and transition careers like web development and data science. “With over 300 coding boot camps worldwide, you should do your research before choosing which code school will kickstart your career in tech,” says CourseReport

It can be tough to know which one is right for you. Join us as we answer questions like do I enroll in an immersive or part-time bootcamp? What type of career coaching do I need? How do I make sense of outcome stats and guarantees? How is bootcamp learning better or worse than learning on my own? We will discuss what to consider starting with the question of how boot camps emerged and the personal traits you need to succeed.

How to find us:

This event will be held at CENTRL East. 

Located in the middle of the Burnside Bridgehead project Slate building. Entrance at the intersection of the Streetcar line & NE Couch.

Free street parking available on NE Davis & 3rd.City Center Parking Lot across from Oregon Convention Center on NE Lloyd.

TriMet Stops on NE MLK & Burnside and SE Grand & E Burnside.

Website
Tuesday
Feb 27
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Build a Twitter Bot with Javascript
CENTRL West

***MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE***

Using JavaScript and Twitter's API we will create an "intelligent" bot. An easy and fun way to learn how JavaScript can be used to build real projects. Our bot will search for tweets mentioning different keywords and reply to them with a predefined answer.
This workshop won't be a step-by-step JavaScript introduction. Instead we will build something useful and fun, while learning some basic JavaScript concepts along the way.

Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

How to find us:

This event will be held at CENTRL West. 

Entrance on NW Everett between 13th & 14th.

Free Street Parking available after 6pm.City Center & Brewery Blocks parking grages & lots available.

TriMet Stops on NW 10th, 11th, 14th, Everett, Glisan, and Couch.

Website
Thursday
Mar 1
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Predict the Oscars Using Data Science
WeWork Pioneer Place

• What we'll do
The outcome of the 2017 Academy Award for Best Picture surprised us all. But, could that have been predicted?

In this practical workshop, you'll use a dataset that contains previous Oscar winners to build a prediction model to guess the winner for Best Picture Award. You'll get an introduction to a data scientist's tools and methods, including an overview of basic machine learning concepts. Unlike last year's Oscars, our model will predict only one winner!

No previous knowledge of data science is required. Some programming background is helpful but not required. This is a designed to be an introductory (and fun) workshop for beginners.

If you have a laptop, make sure to bring it. Otherwise, we can pair you up with someone who has one.

• What to bring
Laptop

• Important to know
Space is limited! Please RSVP on Eventbrite here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/predict-the-oscars-using-data-science-tickets-42892279964

Website
Monday
Mar 5
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful Info Session: Become a Data Scientist
CENTRL Office Eastside

***RSVP on Eventbrite HERE***

Interested in becoming a data scientist? Come learn more about Thinkful’s Flexible Data Science Bootcamp, which prepares you for your next job without asking you to quit this one. You’ll learn about our mentorship program, career services, curriculum, and track record of job placement.

If you're interested in jump-starting your data science career, learn more about our Portland-based Data Science Bootcamp now.

How to find us:
329 NE Couch St., Portland OR 97232

Located in the middle of the Burnside Bridgehead project Slate building. Entrance at the intersection of the Streetcar line & NE Couch.
Free street parking available on NE Davis & 3rd.
City Center Parking Lot across from Oregon Convention Center on NE Lloyd.
TriMet Stops on NE MLK & Burnside and SE Grand & E Burnside.

Website
Tuesday
Mar 6
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful + Free Geek : Build a Web App with JavaScript and jQuery
Free Geek

***RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE***

JavaScript is the language of the browser. Every website you've ever used is built with JavaScript, with interaction powered by the popular jQuery library. Even Stanford intro to Computer Science course now uses JavaScript as its teaching language. Learn how to use JavaScript and jQuery and build a simple web app in this workshop.

Together we'll learn key jQuery concepts like manipulating the DOM and using event listeners to update our app in real time. See an example before you come: this web app was made by an attendee at one of last events: https://unique-heart.glitch.me/

Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

How to find us:


1731 SE 10th Ave., Portland, OR 97214

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.


Free Street Parking available on every block.


Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.


Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team.

Website
Portland Accessibility and User Experience Meetup (PDXAUX) - Why everybody hates forms
Cvent

More and more UX designers are looking to inclusive design solutions as the foundation for their accessibility strategy. A ubiquitous screen UI component is the form. Yet, far too often, using forms is a frustrating experience, for users at any point on the ability spectrum.

Join us for an in-depth look at form design to help you better understand the issues with forms in general, and the extra hurdles they represent when examined from an accessibility viewpoint.

Our guest speaker, Gerry Gaffney, leads Information & Design, a usability consultancy in Melbourne Australia. He runs the User Experience podcast (uxpod.com), and is co-author with Caroline Jarrett of "Forms That Work."

Doors open at 5:30 for networking and snacks.
We'll begin Gerry's presentation at 6PM.

Website
Monday
Mar 12
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful Info Session: Become a Web Developer
CENTRL Office Eastside

***RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE***

Interested in becoming a Web Developer or Software Engineer? Come learn more about Thinkful’s flexible Full Stack program and our full-time Engineering Immersion program. Our flexible program prepares you for a new career without asking you to quit your current job while our full-time program combines the benefits of a live classroom and group work with 1-on-1 mentorship. You'll learn about our mentorship program, career services, curriculum, and track record of job placement.

How to find us:


329 NE Couch St., Portland OR 97232

Located in the middle of the Burnside Bridgehead project Slate building. Entrance at the intersection of the Streetcar line & NE Couch.


Free street parking available on NE Davis & 3rd.


City Center Parking Lot across from Oregon Convention Center on NE Lloyd.


TriMet Stops on NE MLK & Burnside and SE Grand & E Burnside.

Website
Tuesday
Mar 13
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful + Free Geek: Create a Virtual Pet with JavaScript
Free Geek

***RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE***

Learn the programming fundamentals of JavaScript by building a virtual pet (think: Tamagotchi).

With each new programming concept you learn, you will add new features to your game - including customizing your pets, feeding them, and keeping track of their health. See an example before you come: this virtual pet was made by an attendee at one of last events: https://cumbersome-vole.glitch.me/

Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

How to find us:


1731 SE 10th Ave., Portland, OR 97214

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.


Free Street Parking available on every block.


Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.


Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team.

Website
Thursday
Mar 15
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Plan Your Vacation Using Data Science
Cloudability

***RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE***

We all want to go on a vacation, choosing the right hotel can be work. In this practical workshop, you’ll use a dataset that contains hotel reviews to build a prediction model to guess where you might want to go on your next vacation. You’ll get an introduction to a data scientist’s tools and methods, including an overview of basic machine learning concepts.

No previous knowledge of data science is required. Some programming background is helpful but not required. This is a designed to be an introductory (and fun) workshop for beginners. If you have a laptop, make sure to bring it. Otherwise, we can pair you up with someone who has one.


How to find us:
334 NW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
Located in the heart of the Pearl District on NW 11th between Everett and Flanders
MAX, Streetcar, and Bus accessible (1-4 blocks in each direction)
Metered Street Parking available
Closest Parking Garage: Lot #[masked] NW Davis St, Portland, OR 97209

Website
Monday
Mar 19
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Free Frontend Crash Course
CENTRL Office Eastside

***RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE***

Join us as we teach you the fundamentals of HTML & CSS while completing a series of challenges to help you master your new skills.

Together we'll work through a series of drills that will teach you the core concepts of HTML (tags, elements, and attributes) as well as the basics of CSS (selectors, properties, and values). These drills are designed to be challenging, but manageable with the help of your fellow students, our TAs, and the instructor. We'll wrap up the night by giving you a few tips on how to continue learning.

Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

How to find us:


329 NE Couch St., Portland OR 97232

Located in the middle of the Burnside Bridgehead project Slate building. Entrance at the intersection of the Streetcar line & NE Couch.


Free street parking available on NE Davis & 3rd.


City Center Parking Lot across from Oregon Convention Center on NE Lloyd.


TriMet Stops on NE MLK & Burnside and SE Grand & E Burnside.

Website
Tuesday
Mar 20
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful + Free Geek: Getting Started in Data Science
Free Geek

Wondering why Glassdoor named Data Scientist the best job in America? Come learn more about the field and the different job opportunities available to Data Scientists.

We’ll cover the emergence of big data and what it means to be a data scientist. We’ll walk you through how to get the skills to become a data scientist, and focus on the different jobs that will be open to you once you’ve mastered the skill set.

How to find us:
1731 SE 10th Ave., Portland, OR 97214

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.
Free Street Parking available on every block.
Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.
Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team.

Website
Wednesday
Mar 21
Indie UX/UI Meetup // Workshop & Tools
Beer

The topic for this meetup is: Design Workflow & Tools What's your design or front-end coding workflow like? What are some of your favorite tools? Share and learn.

Venue: we'll be in the back room at Beer on Stark St.

We get together every two weeks to hang out, drink beer, meet new friends, and do a variety of design-related activities including discussions, workshops, skillshares, and hack days. Come join us and talk design!

This is a community-driven event, so if you have ideas for future meetup topics, let us know. During the meetup please buy something to eat or drink to support our awesome venue.

// ABOUT THIS GROUP //

Do you freelance? Are you still learning? Are you the only designer on your team? Only developer who cares about front-end? You might be an indie designer.

The goal of this group is to build community. We aim to help people feel more fulfilled, supported, and connected in their work. ALL people working or interested in design are welcome but most especially women, nonbinary folks, LGBTQA+, POC, and any others who are not well supported or represented in the tech industry.

Website
Tuesday
Mar 27
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful + Free Geek: Build a Twitter Bot with JavaScript
Free Geek

***RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE***

Using JavaScript and Twitter's API we will create an intelligent bot. An easy and fun way to learn how JavaScript can be used to build real projects. Our bot will search for tweets mentioning different keywords and reply to them with a predefined answer.

This workshop won't be a step-by-step JavaScript introduction. Instead we will build something useful and fun, while learning some basic JavaScript concepts along the way.

Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

How to find us:


1731 SE 10th Ave., Portland, OR 97214

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.


Free Street Parking available on every block.


Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.


Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team.

Website
Wednesday
Apr 4
Indie UX/UI Meetup // $Money
Shut Up and Eat

This topic of this meetup is: Money Any topic is game. Negotiation, salaries, rates, strategies, and also freelance/small business taxes (happy April!). Talking about money can always be difficult, so please be compassionate in your conversation.

Venue: side room at Shut Up and Eat in SE Portland

We get together every two weeks to hang out, drink beer, meet new friends, and do a variety of design-related activities including discussions, workshops, skillshares, and hack days. Come join us and talk design!

This is a community-driven event, so if you have ideas for future meetup topics, let us know. During the meetup please buy something to eat or drink to support our awesome venue.

// ABOUT THIS GROUP //

Do you freelance? Are you still learning? Are you the only designer on your team? Only developer who cares about front-end? You might be an indie designer.

The goal of this group is to build community. We aim to help people feel more fulfilled, supported, and connected in their work. ALL people working or interested in design are welcome but most especially women, nonbinary folks, LGBTQA+, POC, and any others who are not well supported or represented in the tech industry.

Website
Friday
Apr 13
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Both Sides of Net Neutrality
The Tech Academy

Featured Speaker: Brett Caudle, Dean of The Tech Academy

Brett has been with The Tech Academy for years and is an integral part of the school's ongoing success.

Net Neutrality is the principle that Internet service providers should enable access to all content and applications regardless of the source, and without favoring or blocking particular products or websites. This has been a hot topic in our current political climate.

Brett will lead a civilized discussion around both sides of this issue.

12:30 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

Please RSVP to help us ensure we order enough food for everyone.

We look forward to seeing you! We strive to have an uplifting and inclusive environment. Please come prepared to share your own ideas while respecting the opinions of others.

Website
Sunday
Apr 15
Meet and Greet - Sitecast PDX
Deschutes Brewery

Come join Bradley Gauthier and Rubie Tiburcio of Sitecast as they host a Meet And Greet event at Deschutes Brewery on Sunday from 5:00 - 7:00 PM PST.

Let's talk about Web Design and Development, Entrepreneurship, Remote-Working, or mingle with like-minded people in PDX area.

Website
Tuesday
May 8
Portland Accessibility and User Experience Meetup (PDX A11Y UX) - Fringe Accessibility Techniques (That Probably Shouldn't Be)
Cvent

Join us to hear noted accessibility expert, Adrian Roselli, who will share his techniques for making web and mobile interfaces accessible.

This talk is a must-hear for developers and designers who care about enabling access to the interfaces they build to the widest spectrum of user abilities.

Adrian Roselli is a popular, erudite and entertaining speaker. If you've never heard him present, don't miss this chance!

We'll have snacks and networking at 5:30, talk at 6PM, with Q&A to follow.

Adrian Roselli has been developing accessible, effective user interfaces for the Web since 1993, as well as interfaces for multimedia and software applications. With a focus on standards and accessibility, Adrian ensures software and web-based applications can be utilized by users with varying levels of ability on a wide array of platforms.

Mr. Roselli served as an invited expert in the W3C HTML Working Group, the standards body responsible for developing HTML. He is now a full member of Accessible Platform Architectures Working Group, Accessible Rich Internet Applications Working Group, HTML Accessibility Task Force, and Web Platform Working Group (formerly the HTML Working Group).

Website
Monday
May 14
New Relic FutureTalks PDX - Team health assessments: a way to understand yourself and improve all the things
New Relic

Join us on Monday, May 14 for the next edition of FutureTalks featuring New Relic employees Brent Miller and Honey Darling unpacking the "Team Health Assessment" — an organizational practice we've just undertaken as part of our commitment to continual reinvention which will help us understand how teams work and how product is built at New Relic.

The best human achievements are team efforts. How do you know if your teams are healthy? It’s a complex problem, with no easy answers. Two years into a seemingly successful agile transformation at New Relic, we found ourselves wondering how well our teams had taken to the new system, and didn’t really know. We knew that execution was much improved. What we didn’t know was why. Did our leadership all magically turn into serious taskmasters? Did our engineers seriously level up? Did our product managers start making perfect decisions? In order to find out, we crafted a set of team health standards, conducted a facilitated self-assessment with each team, and then asked each team to put together a plan to improve their health. We learned a lot along the way, about how to understand team health, and also about the shape, function, and dysfunction within our org.

In this talk we will share our journey, help you understand how to create psychological safety around a team health assessment, and show the kinds of things that we learned about the org. We will examine the project from a high-level project flow perspective, from an organizational change perspective, and share one team’s experiences on the ground.

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Doors will open at 5:30 for networking with light food and drink before the program starts at 6pm. The program will conclude with a Q&A around 7:00pm.
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About our presenters:

Brent Miller:
Brent is a botanist turned engineer turned agilist, whose work is now at the center of the spicy Venn diagram of humans, technology, and organizational design. He enjoys systems thinking and continuous improvement, and somehow continuously improved himself into his current career. He lives in Portland with his wife and two kitties.

Honey Darling:
Honey has built strong teams in a number of companies. She's a thoughtful leader: results-focused, calm and directed, and someone who builds teams that work together in the same direction. She is passionate about technology and people, and especially the intersection between the two. Honey believes in the power of collaboration, creativity, and continuous improvement.

Website
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - What is a Data Scientist?
CENTRL Office Eastside

***MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/what-is-a-data-scientist-tickets-45619399853***

Data Science has been called everything from the “Best Job in America” to “The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century.” Attend our intro to the most in-demand field in tech and learn what “becoming a data scientist” can mean for you.

We'll start by walking through the ways data scientists impact companies. Next, we'll dive deep into the day-to-day of a data scientist, broken down by the 4 main types: Researchers, AI or automation gurus, statisticians, and super analysts. By the end you'll know what data scientists are, why the job is so in-demand, and how you can get hired in the field.

How to find us:
329 NE Couch St., Portland OR 97232

Located in the middle of the Burnside Bridgehead project Slate building. Entrance at the intersection of the Streetcar line & NE Couch.
Free street parking available on NE Davis & 3rd.
City Center Parking Lot across from Oregon Convention Center on NE Lloyd.
TriMet Stops on NE MLK & Burnside and SE Grand & E Burnside.

Website
Monday
May 21
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Intro to JavaScript: Build a Guessing Game
Free Geek

***MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-javascript-build-a-guessing-game-tickets-45619489120***

Looking for a fun way to start learning how to code? Join us as we teach you how to build a simple guessing game while learning the fundamentals of JavaScript.

With each new programming concept you learn, you will add new features to the game - including keeping track of how many guesses you've had and starting a new game from scratch. See an example before you come: this guessing game was made by an attendee at one of the last events!

Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

How to find us:
329 NE Couch St., Portland OR 97232

Located in the middle of the Burnside Bridgehead project Slate building. Entrance at the intersection of the Streetcar line & NE Couch.
Free street parking available on NE Davis & 3rd.
City Center Parking Lot across from Oregon Convention Center on NE Lloyd.
TriMet Stops on NE MLK & Burnside and SE Grand & E Burnside.

Website
Tuesday
May 22
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful + Free Geek: Build Instagram Filters with JavaScript
Free Geek

***MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thinkful-free-geek-build-instagram-filters-with-javascript-tickets-45619519210***

Instagram is currently one of the world's most popular mobile apps. Equally famous are the app's many unique photo filters, which let users edit images with a simple swipe.

In this workshop we'll show you how you can create your very own Instagram-like filters for images using a JavaScript library. First we'll quickly review some HTML, CSS, and JavaScript concepts and then we'll teach you how to explore and work with a JavaScript library.

Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

How to find us:
1731 SE 10th Ave., Portland, OR 97214

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.
Free Street Parking available on every block.
Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.
Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team.

Website
Tuesday
Jun 5
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful + Free Geek: Build a Web App with JavaScript & jQuery
Free Geek

***MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thinkful-free-geek-build-a-web-app-with-javascript-jquery-tickets-46327248046***

JavaScript is the language of the browser. Every website you've ever used is built with JavaScript, with interaction powered by the popular jQuery library. Even Stanford intro to Computer Science course now uses JavaScript as its teaching language. Learn how to use JavaScript and jQuery and build a simple web app in this workshop.

Together we'll learn key jQuery concepts like manipulating the DOM and using event listeners to update our app in real time. See an example before you come: this web app was made by an attendee at one of last events: https://unique-heart.glitch.me/

Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

How to find us:
1731 SE 10th Ave., Portland, OR 97214

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.
Free Street Parking available on every block.
Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.
Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team.

Website
Monday
Jun 11
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Getting Started in Data Science
CENTRL Office Eastside

***MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/getting-started-in-data-science-tickets-46327458676***

What is a Data Scientist? What is Big Data? Wondering if you're qualified to start a career in this field?

We'll cover the emergence of big data and what it means to be a data scientist. We'll walk you through how to get the skills to become a data scientist, and focus on the different jobs that will be open to you once you've mastered the skill set.

How to find us:
329 NE Couch St., Portland OR 97232

Located in the middle of the Burnside Bridgehead project Slate building. Entrance at the intersection of the Streetcar line & NE Couch.
Free street parking available on NE Davis & 3rd.
City Center Parking Lot across from Oregon Convention Center on NE Lloyd.
TriMet Stops on NE MLK & Burnside and SE Grand & E Burnside.

Website
Tuesday
Jun 12
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful + Free Geek: Build a Virtual Pet with JavaScript
Free Geek

***MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thinkful-free-geek-build-a-virtual-pet-with-javascript-tickets-46327573018***

Learn the programming fundamentals of JavaScript by building a virtual pet (think: Tamagotchi).

With each new programming concept you learn, you will add new features to your game - including customizing your pets, feeding them, and keeping track of their health. See an example before you come: this virtual pet was made by an attendee at one of last events: https://cumbersome-vole.glitch.me/

Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

How to find us:
1731 SE 10th Ave., Portland, OR 97214

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.
Free Street Parking available on every block.
Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.
Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team.

Website
Monday
Jun 18
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Intro to JavaScript: Build a Guessing Game
CENTRL Office Eastside

***MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-javascript-build-a-guessing-game-tickets-46327730489***

Looking for a fun way to start learning how to code? Join us as we teach you how to build a simple guessing game while learning the fundamentals of JavaScript.

With each new programming concept you learn, you will add new features to the game - including keeping track of how many guesses you've had and starting a new game from scratch. See an example before you come: this guessing game was made by an attendee at one of the last events!

Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

How to find us:
329 NE Couch St., Portland OR 97232

Located in the middle of the Burnside Bridgehead project Slate building. Entrance at the intersection of the Streetcar line & NE Couch.
Free street parking available on NE Davis & 3rd.
City Center Parking Lot across from Oregon Convention Center on NE Lloyd.
TriMet Stops on NE MLK & Burnside and SE Grand & E Burnside.

Website
Tuesday
Jun 19
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful + Free Geek: Data Science for Your Vacation
Free Geek

***MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thinkful-free-geek-data-science-for-your-vacation-tickets-46327911029***

We all want to go on a vacation, choosing the right hotel can be work. In this practical workshop, you’ll use a dataset that contains hotel reviews to build a prediction model to guess where you might want to go on your next vacation. You’ll get an introduction to a Data Scientist’s tools and methods, including an overview of basic machine learning concepts.

No previous knowledge of data science is required. Some programming background is helpful but not required. This is a designed to be an introductory (and fun) workshop for beginners. If you have a laptop, make sure to bring it. Otherwise, we can pair you up with someone who has one.

How to find us:
1731 SE 10th Ave., Portland, OR 97214

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.
Free Street Parking available on every block.
Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.
Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team.

Website
Monday
Jun 25
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Intro to JavaScript: Build Your Own Instagram Filters
CENTRL Office Eastside

***MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-javascript-build-your-own-instagram-filters-tickets-46328376421***

Instagram is currently one of the world's most popular mobile apps. Equally famous are the app's many unique photo filters, which let users edit images with a simple swipe.

In this workshop we'll show you how you can create your very own Instagram-like filters for images using a JavaScript library. First we'll quickly review some HTML, CSS, and JavaScript concepts and then we'll teach you how to explore and work with a JavaScript library.

Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

How to find us:
329 NE Couch St., Portland OR 97232

Located in the middle of the Burnside Bridgehead project Slate building. Entrance at the intersection of the Streetcar line & NE Couch.
Free street parking available on NE Davis & 3rd.
City Center Parking Lot across from Oregon Convention Center on NE Lloyd.
TriMet Stops on NE MLK & Burnside and SE Grand & E Burnside.

Website
Tuesday
Jun 26
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful + Free Geek: Build a Twitter Bot with JavaScript
Free Geek

***MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thinkful-free-geek-build-a-twitter-bot-with-javascript-tickets-46328582036***

Using JavaScript and Twitter's API we will create an intelligent bot. An easy and fun way to learn how JavaScript can be used to build real projects. Our bot will search for tweets mentioning different keywords and reply to them with a predefined answer.

This workshop won't be a step-by-step JavaScript introduction. Instead we will build something useful and fun, while learning some basic JavaScript concepts along the way.

Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

How to find us:
1731 SE 10th Ave., Portland, OR 97214

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.
Free Street Parking available on every block.
Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.
Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team.

Website
Friday
Jun 29
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Tech Talk: Sean McCrea on "How I Found Happiness and Success in Tech"
The Tech Academy

Featured Speaker: Sean Elliott McCrea

Sean is a Technical Support Engineer for Act-On Software and Tech Academy graduate. Before attending the bootcamp Sean worked in sales, and found himself looking for a career with more stability and opportunity for growth to help him support his wife and 3 kids. In this talk he will be sharing his experience transitioning into the tech industry, and how that change brought him happiness and success.

12:30 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

Please RSVP to help us ensure we order enough food for everyone.

We look forward to seeing you!

Website
Friday
Jul 6
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Tech Talk: Natural Language Processing - OCR/Text Extraction & Data Extraction
The Tech Academy

This meetup is for intermediate/advanced machine learning engineers (MLE). We will be covering using an NLP framework for text/OCR extraction from documents/images, text preparation and data extraction. The code along will be in Python.

This should be useful if you are, or plan to, work with thousands to millions of PDF documents, camera captured images containing text, and facsimile messages.

Source code, and installation instructions for the NLP framework: https://github.com/andrewferlitsch/epipog-nlp

About the Speaker: Andrew Ferlitsch has a Masters Degree in Artificial Intelligence, and is a former Principal Research Scientist for Sharp Corporation with 115 issued US patents. Andrew was ranked #1 continuously for 2 years in the StackOverflow category for Open Data (Data Engineering). He is the founder of the shareware product Winnex and the open source project OpenGeoCode. Andrew has ran a number of volunteer organizations in Portland, including a local tech incubator (NW Startups), the Portland Data Science Group, and oversaw running an international based NGO in Yemen. Currently Andrew is freelancing as a Data Scientist/Consultant, specializing in Natural Language Processing and Computer Vision in the Health and Life Sciences.

12:45 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

Please RSVP to help us ensure we order enough food for everyone.

We look forward to seeing you!

Website
Tuesday
Jul 10
PADNUG - Portland Geek Dinner - WESTSIDE!
Thirsty Lion Pub and Grill

Be There and Be Square!

Geek and Nerd dinners are a great way to get to know your peers in the industry in an informal setting. We always have great food, beverages, and conversation!

We'll look to the RSVPs on here to guide our reservation. Please let us know you are coming!

Website
Write The Docs PDX - Write the Docs Portland July Meetup: How to Buy a Translation
Jama Software (New office)

Join us for this month's meetup and explore the topic of translation. Documentarian and translator Amy Coulter will lead us through the process of buying translations.

"Can't we just run this through Google Translate? Can't my colleague translate that, isn't she from that country? Can we just lob this over the fence to a big LSP and be done with it? Can we find a freelancer ASAP?
Local editor, translator and writer Amy Coulter will be happy to answer all of these questions for you (and more), giving you some tools for tackling a translation-related action item."

Join us for light refreshments and conversation. Please arrive by 6:15 as the doors lock after that time.

Website
Portland Accessibility and User Experience Meetup - PDX A11y UX Social
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Time to chat about your favorite accessibility topics, meet new people and discuss what you'd like to learn about and do at next year's meetups!

A Housekeeping Update from Eliza:

PDXA11yUX started a fundraising effort last year and so far we have been able to raise $462.55 from members plus $500 in sponsorship funds from AccessibilityOz­. This was enough for us to open our own bank account and get serious about forming a partnership with CHIFOO. Now that is set, all contributions will be tax-deductible. Woohoo!

Next we will launch a sponsorship campaign will support sign language interpreters or CART at more of our events in the future. We are always open to ideas and suggestions for cash sponsors as well as volunteers who may like to work with Eliza on fundraising.

Please be in touch!

Website
Friday
Jul 13
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Tech Talk: Caitlyn Loos and Christopher Bloom from Phase2
The Tech Academy

Phase2 is a digital agency that moves industry leading organizations forward with powerful ideas and executable digital strategies built on open technology.

Caitlyn Loos and Christopher Bloom will be giving their talk from DrupalCon, as well as sharing an upcoming Phase2 Internship opportunity. You won't want to miss it!

12:45 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

Please RSVP

Website
Tuesday
Jul 17
PADNUG - Ask the Experts About... Differences in JS Frameworks with James Churchill
SoftSource Consulting

James Churchill will walk us through an exercise to learn how React, Angular, and Vue differ in coding style. *Come prepared to code!* :) Ask the Experts is an opportunity to bring your issues to the table and get help from industry experts! Each month we will have a different expertise available. Bring your laptop, your ideas, your own expertise and join us for this great new event!

Website
Friday
Jul 20
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Tech Talk: Temple Naylor, Graduate of The Tech Academy
The Tech Academy

Temple is an enthusiastic and inspiring young graduate of The Tech Academy's Software Developer Boot Camp. After completing the program here, Temple went on to begin what is already a successful technology career here in Portland. He looks forward to sharing his personal insight on both the mindset and sales aspect relating to finding a job.

12:45 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

Please RSVP

Website
Tuesday
Jul 24
PADNUG - Portland Geek Dinner - EASTSIDE!
Grand Central Restaurant & Bowling Lounge

Be There and Be Square!

Feel free to bring your bowling shoes :)!

Geek and Nerd dinners are a great way to get to know your peers in the industry in an informal setting. We always have great food, beverages, and conversation!

Website
Friday
Aug 3
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Tech Talk: Todd Rotolo on Getting Hired at Portland's Top Tech Companies
The Tech Academy

Todd Rotolo is an Account Manager at Collabera Inc, a company ranked among the top 10 Information Technology (IT) and professional staffing firms in the U.S.
Todd will be sharing with us his knowledge of the current hiring climate in this industry, some of the trends he has observed from his position, and his top tips for job seekers!

12:45 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

Please RSVP

Website
Tuesday
Aug 7
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful + Free Geek: Getting Started in Data Science
Free Geek

*** MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thinkful-free-geek-getting-started-in-data-science-tickets-48293308586?aff=Meetup ***

What is a Data Scientist? What is Big Data? Wondering if you're qualified to start a career in this field?

We'll cover the emergence of big data and what it means to be a data scientist. We'll walk you through how to get the skills to become a data scientist, and focus on the different jobs that will be open to you once you've mastered the skill set.

How to find us:
1731 SE 10th Ave., Portland, OR 97214

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.
Free Street Parking available on every block.
Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.
Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team.

الموت

Website
PADNUG - Damola 'D' Omotosho: Startup .NET: Stories From the Field!
Intel Hawthorn Farms 3 (HF3) Campus

TBA

Website
Write The Docs PDX - Write the Docs Portland August Meetup: Support Driven Expo 2018 Recap: Customer Support and Documentation
Jama Software (New office)

Erin Grace and David Bastedo had a chance to attend the Support Driven Expo conference in June and will be here to share their experiences and what they learned. Support Driven Expo is a conference that brings together customer support professionals to learn from each other and share best practices through talks, workshops, and unconferences. Learn more about how documentation plays a role in customer support and other trends in the support community.

Join us for light refreshments and conversation. Please arrive by 6:15 as the doors lock after that time.

Website
Friday
Aug 10
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - From Jr. Dev to Team Lead: What it Takes
The Tech Academy

Cole graduated from The Tech Academy back in 2015, and quickly began a successful career in software development. He will be sharing his insights on rising from a Jr. Developer fresh out of The Tech Academy to a Development Team Leader in his last job. He will be outlining the work it took and the hurdles he encountered en route to gaining that position.

We are ecstatic he has recently re-joined The Tech Academy and is heading up our newest campus in Denver, Colorado! Join us at our campus in Portland as Cole re-introduces himself remotely from Tech Academy Denver.

12:45 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

Please RSVP

Website
Tuesday
Aug 14
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Intro to Python for Data Science
Free Geek

*** MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-python-for-data-science-tickets-48293383811?aff=Meetup ***

Learn the fundamentals of programming as you get introduced to Python, the second popular language on the job market. Join this workshop and start your journey towards becoming a developer or data scientist.

We'll cover everything you need to know to start learning the language, including different data types, variables, and functions. We'll finish the workshop with a roadmap you can follow to continue learning Python after the meetup.

Be sure to bring a laptop. If you don't have one, we can pair you with someone who does.

How to find us:
1731 SE 10th Ave., Portland, OR 97214

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.
Free Street Parking available on every block.
Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.
Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team.

Website
PADNUG - Portland Geek Dinner - WESTSIDE!
Thirsty Lion Pub and Grill

Be There and Be Square!

Geek and Nerd dinners are a great way to get to know your peers in the industry in an informal setting. We always have great food, beverages, and conversation!

We'll look to the RSVPs on here to guide our reservation. Please let us know you are coming!

Website
Friday
Aug 17
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Resources for Women and Allies in Tech, with Janel Hull from ChickTech
The Tech Academy

ChickTech is a national nonprofit organization, founded in 2012 right here in Portland to engage women and girls of all ages in the technology industry while working to create a better technology culture for all. ChickTech's Portland Program Manager, will present on what ChickTech is, how they help, and how you can get involved. She will also fill us in on other resources in our Portland Tech community for women and allies.

12:45 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

Please RSVP

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Monday
Aug 20
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful + Free Geek: Build a Web App with JavaScript & jQuery
Free Geek

*** MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thinkful-free-geek-build-a-web-app-with-javascript-jquery-tickets-48682654129?aff=Meetup ***

JavaScript is the language of the browser. Every website you've ever used is built with JavaScript, with interaction powered by the popular jQuery library. Even Stanford intro to Computer Science course now uses JavaScript as its teaching language. Learn how to use JavaScript and jQuery and build a simple web app in this workshop.

Together we'll learn key jQuery concepts like manipulating the DOM and using event listeners to update our app in real time. See an example before you come: this web app was made by an attendee at one of last events: https://unique-heart.glitch.me/

Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

How to find us:
1731 SE 10th Ave., Portland, OR 97214

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.
Free Street Parking available on every block.
Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.
Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team.

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Tuesday
Aug 21
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Free Crash Course: Basic JavaScript
Free Geek

*** MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-crash-course-basic-javascript-tickets-48682781510?aff=Meetup ***

Learn the fundamentals of programming as you get introduced to JavaScript, the most popular language on the job market. Join this workshop and start your journey towards becoming a developer.

We'll cover everything you need to know to start learning the language, including different data types, variables, and functions. We'll finish the workshop with a roadmap you can follow to continue learning JavaScript after the meetup.

Be sure to bring a laptop. If you don't have one, we can pair you with someone who does.

How to find us:
1731 SE 10th Ave., Portland, OR 97214

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.
Free Street Parking available on every block.
Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.
Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team.

Website
Friday
Aug 24
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Professional Imposter, a Tech Talk with Dan Linn
The Tech Academy

Dan Linn is the President of Hello World Devs. Hello World helps companies create application solutions with their own internal teams, or as supplemental or permanent workers on outside projects.

Have you ever stopped yourself from taking on a new opportunity because you doubted your own abilities and accomplishments? Or because you questioned whether you really "deserved" the chance you were being given? Dan will be presenting on Impostor Syndrome and how to overcome this self-doubt, specifically as it pertains to the work place.

12:45 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

Please RSVP

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Tuesday
Aug 28
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful + Free Geek: Build Your Own website: HTML/CSS
Free Geek

*** MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thinkful-free-geek-build-your-own-website-htmlcss-tickets-48683493640?aff=Meetup ***

"Project-based, hands-on learning is the best way to learn how to code. Join us as we teach you the fundamentals of HTML & CSS while building an interactive website.

In this workshop you'll learn key HTML & CSS concepts as we review some sample code. Then you'll start building your own site with the help of our instructor and TAs. See an example before you come: this webpage was made by an attendee at one of our last events: https://ludicrous-mailbox.glitch.me/

At the end of the night you'll have your own site live on the internet to share with your friends and family.

Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

How to find us:
1731 SE 10th Ave., Portland, OR 97214

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.
Free Street Parking available on every block.
Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.
Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team.".

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Friday
Aug 31
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Tech Talk: Minding the Gap, Digital Products and Talent
The Tech Academy

Speaker: Jonathon Hensley, CEO and Chief Creative Officer at Emerge Interactive

84% of companies fail at digital transformation. Too often leadership gets stuck on developing a static strategy, rather than understanding the end vision. Based on two decades of experience, we can easily identify the characteristics of a digital product that will succeed. And as the future makers of digital product/services (web, mobile, IoT), we understand what you need to know and what the market needs.

12:45 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

Please RSVP

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Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Tech Talk: Minding the Gap, Digital Products and Talent
The Tech Academy

Speaker: Jonathon Hensley, CEO and Chief Creative Officer at Emerge Interactive

84% of companies fail at digital transformation. Too often leadership gets stuck on developing a static strategy, rather than understanding the end vision. Based on two decades of experience, we can easily identify the characteristics of a digital product that will succeed. And as the future makers of digital product/services (web, mobile, IoT), we understand what you need to know and what the market needs.

12:45 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

Please RSVP

Website
Monday
Sep 3
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Free Crash Course: Basic JavaScript
CENTRL east

*** Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-crash-course-basic-javascript-tickets-49004858852?aff=Meetup ***

Learn the fundamentals of programming as you get introduced to JavaScript, the most popular language on the job market. Join this workshop and start your journey towards becoming a developer.

We'll cover everything you need to know to start learning the language, including different data types, variables, and functions. We'll finish the workshop with a roadmap you can follow to continue learning JavaScript after the meetup.

Be sure to bring a laptop. If you don't have one, we can pair you with someone who does.

How to find us:
329 NE Couch St., Portland OR 97232

Located in the middle of the Burnside Bridgehead project Slate building. Entrance at the intersection of the Streetcar line & NE Couch.
Free street parking available on NE Davis & 3rd.
City Center Parking Lot across from Oregon Convention Center on NE Lloyd.
TriMet Stops on NE MLK & Burnside and SE Grand & E Burnside.

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Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Free Crash Course: Basic JavaScript
CENTRL east

*** Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-crash-course-basic-javascript-tickets-49004858852?aff=Meetup ***

Learn the fundamentals of programming as you get introduced to JavaScript, the most popular language on the job market. Join this workshop and start your journey towards becoming a developer.

We'll cover everything you need to know to start learning the language, including different data types, variables, and functions. We'll finish the workshop with a roadmap you can follow to continue learning JavaScript after the meetup.

Be sure to bring a laptop. If you don't have one, we can pair you with someone who does.

How to find us:
329 NE Couch St., Portland OR 97232

Located in the middle of the Burnside Bridgehead project Slate building. Entrance at the intersection of the Streetcar line & NE Couch.
Free street parking available on NE Davis & 3rd.
City Center Parking Lot across from Oregon Convention Center on NE Lloyd.
TriMet Stops on NE MLK & Burnside and SE Grand & E Burnside.

Website
Tuesday
Sep 4
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful + Free Geek: Intro to Python for Data Science
Free Geek

*** Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thinkful-free-geek-intro-to-python-for-data-science-tickets-49005630159?aff=meetup ***

"Learn the fundamentals of programming as you get introduced to Python, the second popular language on the job market. Join this workshop and start your journey towards becoming a developer or data scientist.

We'll cover everything you need to know to start learning the language, including different data types, variables, and functions. We'll finish the workshop with a roadmap you can follow to continue learning Python after the meetup.

Be sure to bring a laptop. If you don't have one, we can pair you with someone who does.

How to find us:
1731 SE 10th Ave., Portland, OR 97214

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.
Free Street Parking available on every block.
Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.
Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team."

Website
Monday
Sep 10
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Data Science Your Vacation
CENTRL east

*** Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/data-science-your-vacation-tickets-49006667261?aff=meetup ***

"We all want to go on a vacation, choosing the right hotel can be work. In this practical workshop, you’ll use a dataset that contains hotel reviews to build a prediction model to guess where you might want to go on your next vacation. You’ll get an introduction to a Data Scientist’s tools and methods, including an overview of basic machine learning concepts.

No previous knowledge of data science is required. Some programming background is helpful but not required. This is a designed to be an introductory (and fun) workshop for beginners. If you have a laptop, make sure to bring it. Otherwise, we can pair you up with someone who has one.

How to find us:
329 NE Couch St., Portland OR 97232

Located in the middle of the Burnside Bridgehead project Slate building. Entrance at the intersection of the Streetcar line & NE Couch.
Free street parking available on NE Davis & 3rd.
City Center Parking Lot across from Oregon Convention Center on NE Lloyd.
TriMet Stops on NE MLK & Burnside and SE Grand & E Burnside."

Website
Tuesday
Sep 11
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful + Free Geek: Build Your Own Website with HTML & CSS
Free Geek

*** Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thinkful-free-geek-build-your-own-website-with-html-css-tickets-49005742495?aff=meetup ***

In this workshop you'll learn key HTML & CSS concepts as we review some sample code. Then you'll start building your own site with the help of our instructor and TAs. See an example before you come: this webpage was made by an attendee at one of our last events: https://ludicrous-mailbox.glitch.me/

At the end of the night you'll have your own site live on the internet to share with your friends and family.

Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

How to find us:
1731 SE 10th Ave., Portland, OR 97214

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.
Free Street Parking available on every block.
Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.
Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team.

Website
Write the Docs PDX - Joint meetup with the Portland Accessibility and User Experience group
Jama Software (New office)

We'd like to welcome Portland Accessibility and User Experience group (@pdxa11yux) as we host a joint meetup/workshop for writing more inclusively.

We’ll share inclusivity guidelines and tips, then break into groups and apply and share what we’ve learned. Together, we’ll uncover solutions to make your writing more inclusive. Please bring any burning accessibility comments or questions and any samples of relevant work you'd be willing to share and discuss.

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Portland Accessibility and User Experience Meetup (PDX A11Y UX) - Writing for Inclusivity: A Co-Meetup with Write The Docs PDX
Jama Software (New office)

When you write microcopy or technical documentation, clarity and concision are top of mind. Adding inclusivity as another requirement will help you write better copy for all your readers.

Join us on September 11th for a co-meetup with Write the Docs PDX! We’ll share inclusivity guidelines and tips, and try them out in a group activity, using examples of your own works-in-progress! Together, we’ll find solutions to make your writing more inclusive.

Please bring work-in-progress from one of your current projects for the group activity.

Light refreshment provided. RSVP requested!

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Saturday
Sep 15
Women Who Code Portland - Workshop: Building High-Performance Modern Websites with Gatsby
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Women Who Code Portland and Gatsby are partnering up to present a workshop on how to build blazing-fast websites with Gatsby.js. Our instructor for the day will be Jason Lengstorf, a Developer Advocate with Gatsby. The goal of this workshop is to get you started with Gatsby.

Thank you Gatsby and Alchemy Code Lab for helping us organize this event.

💻SET-UP 💻

Attendees will need:
- Their own computer
- Node.js (required version 6 or later) with npm
- Basic knowledge of the terminal (ability to open it, run commands that will be written on the slides)
- Permission to install global commands (this can be a blocker for people with restricted work computers)
- A code editor (VS Code is recommended)

Recommended, but not necessary:
- Some experience with JavaScript

📣 ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR 📣

Jason Lengstorf is a developer advocate, occasional designer, and frequent speaker. He’s passionate about building tools, systems, and training materials to create high-performance teams and apps. He later encourages those teams to use their newfound free time to go outside and be people and stuff. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

⌚️SCHEDULE ⌚️

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM – Doors open
10:30 AM – 10:45 AM – Welcome from WWCode Portland, Gatsby, and Alchemy Code Lab
10:45 AM – 11:00 AM – Instructor and Attendee introductions
11:00 AM – 11:25 AM – Introduction to Gatsby
11:25 AM – 12:15 PM – Tutorial Part 1: Introduction to Gatsby basics
12:15 PM – 1:00 PM – LUNCH
1:00 PM – 1:15 PM – Tutorial Part 2: Introduction to using CSS in Gatsby
1:15 PM – 1:30 PM – Tutorial Part 3: Building nested layouts in Gatsby
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM – Tutorial Part 4: Querying for data in a blog
2:00 PM – 2:30 PM – BREAK
2:30 PM – 3:15 PM – Tutorial Part 5: Source plugins and rendering queried data
3:15 PM – 4:00 PM – Q&A, Next Steps, and Closing Remarks
4:00 PM – End of Workshop

💰COST 💰

The cost of this workshop is $10. This includes the cost of lunch and snacks.

If you are a student, under-employed, and/or in need of financial assistance, we a few full scholarships available for this event. Please submit an application here: https://goo.gl/forms/ZbA5m0Bs7SvOwdLK2.

There are no refunds for this event.

🙅🏼‍♀️CODE OF CONDUCT 🙅🏼‍♀️

By dialing in to this event, you agree to follow our Code of Conduct (https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct).

Women Who Code (WWCode) is dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste, or creed. Our events are intended to inspire women to excel in technology careers, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or event participants in any form.

Our Code of Conduct (https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct) applies to all events run by Women Who Code, Inc. If you would like to report an incident or contact our leadership team, please reach out to one of our volunteers or submit an incident report form (http://bit.ly/wwcode-incident-report).

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Monday
Sep 17
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Intro to Python: Predict the Box Office
CENTRL east

*** Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-python-predict-the-box-office-tickets-49266094214?aff=Meetup ***

Can box office sales be predicted? We'll show you how using Python, as well as introducing core Data Science concepts and processes.

No previous knowledge of Data Science is required. Some programming background is helpful but not required. This is a designed to be an introductory (and fun) workshop for beginners.

Be sure to bring your laptop.

329 NE Couch St., Portland OR 97232

Located in the middle of the Burnside Bridgehead project Slate building. Entrance at the intersection of the Streetcar line & NE Couch.
Free street parking available on NE Davis & 3rd.
City Center Parking Lot across from Oregon Convention Center on NE Lloyd.
TriMet Stops on NE MLK & Burnside and SE Grand & E Burnside.SE Grand & E Burnside.

Website
Tuesday
Sep 18
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful + Free Geek: Build a Guessing Game with JavaScript
Free Geek

*** Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thinkful-free-geek-build-a-guessing-game-with-javascript-tickets-49266318886?aff=Meetup ***

"Looking for a fun way to start learning how to code? Join us as we teach you how to build a simple guessing game while learning the fundamentals of JavaScript.

With each new programming concept you learn, you will add new features to the game - including keeping track of how many guesses you've had and starting a new game from scratch. See an example before you come: this guessing game was made by an attendee at one of the last events!

Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

How to find us:
1731 SE 10th Ave., Portland, OR 97214

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.
Free Street Parking available on every block.
Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.
Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team."

Website
Thursday
Sep 20
Women Who Code Portland - Networking Night @ Intel: Women Who Open Source
McMenamins' Cornelius Pass Roadhouse

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Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://wwcode-intel.eventbrite.com
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Our September Networking Night will be hosted by the women within the Open Source Technology Center at Intel. The theme of the night is ✨ Women Who Open Source ✨. Join us for lightning talks on Open Source, Artificial Intelligence, Chrome, Data Center and Cloud Environment, and Security, and dinner at McMenamins.

Our distinguished speakers are all women from the Intel Open Source Technology Center and they are:
- Kelly Hammond -- Director of Clear Linux Stacks and Performance Engineering
- Kristen Accardi -- Security Architect
- Margarita Maroto -- Chrome OS Engineering Director
- Monica Ene-Pietrosanu -- Software Engineering Director of Datacenter Solutions & Languages Optimization

⌚️AGENDA ⌚️

6:00 - 6:30 PM – Doors Open + Networking
6:30 - 6:45 PM – Welcome from Women at OTC, Intel and WWCode Portland
6:45 - 7:45 PM – Lighting Talks: Women at Open Source Technology Center, Intel + Q&A from the audience
7:45 - 8:30 PM – Networking + Closing Remarks

📣 THE TALKS 📣

Kelly Hammond -- What does it mean to be open source, and why should software developers want to work in open source?

Kristen Accardi -- Micro-architectural side channel attacks are here to stay. What can we do inside the operating system to defend against them?

Margarita Maroto -- Chromebooks have evolved into premium devices with advanced features and high adoption.

Monica Ene-Pietrosanu -- Cloud computing, containers, runtime languages, and software orchestration.

More information about each talk and speaker is available on the Eventbrite page.

🙅🏼‍♀️CODE OF CONDUCT 🙅🏼‍♀️

By attending this event, you agree to follow our Code of Conduct (https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct).

Women Who Code (WWCode) is dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste, or creed. Our events are intended to inspire women to excel in technology careers, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or event participants in any form.

Our Code of Conduct (https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct) applies to all events run by Women Who Code, Inc. If you would like to report an incident or contact our leadership team, please reach out to one of our volunteers or submit an incident report form (http://bit.ly/wwcode-incident-report).

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Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://wwcode-intel.eventbrite.com
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Saturday
Sep 22
PDX People of Color in Tech - ReLAUNCH
1000 SW Broadway

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I'll be sending out the location soon (suggestions welcome), but I'd like to meet so that we can talk about what we want and need from this Meetup. Tab and I started it to build community and we have done that, a little. We could do so much more!
We could be a hub for job/contract opportunities.
We could have working dates.
We could bid on contracts together.
We can and should help one another to grow and be successful in every way possible. I subscribe to "I am because we are. We are because I am." also known as "Ubuntu".
We’ll be meeting at 1000 SW Broadway. There will be food and drinks, but bring anything you want to share. Lock in that time on your calendar. If you have something special you want to be addressed, email me here or [masked]
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Monday
Sep 24
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Free Crash Course: Basic JavaScript
CENTRL Office Eastside

*** Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-crash-course-basic-javascript-tickets-49266205547?aff=Meetup ***

"Learn the fundamentals of programming as you get introduced to JavaScript, the most popular language on the job market. Join this workshop and start your journey towards becoming a developer.

We'll cover everything you need to know to start learning the language, including different data types, variables, and functions. We'll finish the workshop with a roadmap you can follow to continue learning JavaScript after the meetup.

Be sure to bring a laptop. If you don't have one, we can pair you with someone who does.

How to find us:
329 NE Couch St., Portland OR 97232

Located in the middle of the Burnside Bridgehead project Slate building. Entrance at the intersection of the Streetcar line & NE Couch.
Free street parking available on NE Davis & 3rd.
City Center Parking Lot across from Oregon Convention Center on NE Lloyd.
TriMet Stops on NE MLK & Burnside and SE Grand & E Burnside."

Website
Tuesday
Sep 25
Women Who Code Portland - Tech Stories: Women Sharing Their Journeys with Kathi Kellenberger
Online Webinar

Women Who Code Portland and LaunchCode are thrilled to present a cross-country online series focused on women in tech exchanging stories, building connections, and supporting each other in their careers. The series will be called "Tech Stories: Women Sharing Their Journeys" and it will take place the last Tuesday of the month.

Each session will feature a conversation with a woman in a senior tech role. Our speakers will talk openly about their current role, their journey, and what their day-to-day work lives are like. We will alternate speakers from the Portland and St Louis communities.

Link to join the Zoom event: https://zoom.us/j/4266077134.

⌚️SCHEDULE ⌚️

4:00 – 4:05 PM – Intro from WWCode Portland and LaunchCode
4:05 – 4:25 PM – Kathi shares her tech journey
4:25 – 4:45 PM – Q&A from the audience

👩🏽 OUR SPEAKER 👩🏽

Kathi Kellenberger has been involved with technology for over twenty years, with most of that time focused on SQL Server and the Microsoft Data Platform. She has written several books, articles and courses on SQL Server topics and loves to present at conferences around the world. She is co-leader of the Women in Technology Virtual Chapter for the PASS organization and an instructor in the LaunchCode CoderGirl program. She is currently editor of Redgate's online technical journal, Simple Talk.

🙅🏼‍♀️CODE OF CONDUCT 🙅🏼‍♀️

By dialing in to this event, you agree to follow our Code of Conduct (https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct).

Women Who Code (WWCode) is dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste, or creed. Our events are intended to inspire women to excel in technology careers, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or event participants in any form.

Our Code of Conduct (https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct) applies to all events run by Women Who Code, Inc. If you would like to report an incident or contact our leadership team, please reach out to one of our volunteers or submit an incident report form (http://bit.ly/wwcode-incident-report).

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PADNUG - Portland Geek Dinner - EASTSIDE!
Grand Central Restaurant & Bowling Lounge

Be There and Be Square!

Feel free to bring your bowling shoes :)!

Geek and Nerd dinners are a great way to get to know your peers in the industry in an informal setting. We always have great food, beverages, and conversation!

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Thursday
Sep 27
Women Who Code Portland - Open Source Study Night: Security
Planet Argon

Open Source Study Night is specifically designed for people who would like to start contributing to open source, or have open source work that they'd like to do with others.

This month's theme: Security and Open Source. This month's study night will feature a presentation by Michaela "Miki" Demeter, Security Researcher at Intel!

When looking at open source packages, how do you decide what to incorporate and what to leave behind? Ultimately, your goal is to minimize your company and your teams' exposure to risk. “Minimizing risk” doesn't mean analyzing every line of code, but does involve evaluating a project's community. Can you trust them to do work at the quality that you can feel comfortable with in your releases? Are they doing proactive security work and fixing bugs quickly?

Miki has worked for the Open Source Technology Center at Intel for 5 years, and is an expert on open source communities. You'll walk away with a better understanding of how to choose open source libraries for your projects.

Come prepared with:
Laptop/Computer
IDE of your choice
* Git/GitHub or GitLab. If you don't know git, we'll teach you!

Thanks to our sponsor, Planet Argon, for hosting this event.

🙅🏼‍♀️ CODE OF CONDUCT 🙅🏼‍♀️

By attending this event, you agree to follow our Code of Conduct (https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct).

Women Who Code (WWCode) is dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste, or creed. Our events are intended to inspire women to excel in technology careers, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or event participants in any form.

Our Code of Conduct (https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct) applies to all events run by Women Who Code, Inc. If you would like to report an incident or contact our leadership team, please reach out to one of our volunteers or submit an incident report form (http://bit.ly/wwcode-incident-report).

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Friday
Sep 28
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to Machine Learning, Tech Talk with Julio Barros
The Tech Academy

There is a lot of excitement and hype around Machine Learning and A.I. but not everybody has a good understanding of what the different terms and approaches mean.

This presentation will give you an overview of machine learning, explain how it is different than regular programming and traditional statistics, and provide a suggestions for where it is appropriate and for learning more if it piques your interest.

The Speaker: Julio Barros is a machine learning consultant in Portland, Oregon and has been developing software for over 20 years. He loves all things data, AI/ML, technology, teaching and mentoring. Julio holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Computer Science from GMU and UVA respectively, is active in the community and runs the PDX Clojure, Deep Learning and Probabilistic Programming meetups.

12:45 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

Please RSVP

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Monday
Oct 1
Women Who Code Portland - Algorithms Study Night
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Come join us for Algorithms Study Night at Alchemy Code Lab! This month we're not going have a topic with specified problems. You can bring a problem to work on, or we can help you find one once you get there. All skill levels are welcome. Please join the join Women Who Code Portland Slack community with this invite form (https://bit.ly/wwcpdx-slack).

This event will repeat the first Monday of each month.

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Women Who Code (WWCode) is dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste, or creed. Our events are intended to inspire women to excel in technology careers, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or event participants in any form. Our Code of Conduct (https://www.meetup.com/Women-Who-Code-Portland/pages/22236117/Code_of_Conduct/) applies to all events run by Women Who Code, Inc. If you would like to report an incident or contact our leadership team, please submit an incident report form (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScmJq0Evb0aDbx4flmmZT1xX0GCXj_F--5asjfH7XvkrLo4xA/viewform).

About Women Who Code Portland

Women Who Code is a global nonprofit dedicated to inspire women to excel in technology careers. We connect amazing women with other like-minded individuals around the globe who unite under one simple notion--the world of technology is better with women in it.

In Portland, we organize monthly study nights, workshops, and networking nights, as well as hackathons and social events.

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Tuesday
Oct 2
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful + Free Geek: Data Science for Your Vacation
Free Geek

*** Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thinkful-free-geek-data-science-for-your-vacation-tickets-50328811831?aff=Meetup ***

We all want to go on a vacation, choosing the right hotel can be work. In this practical workshop, you’ll use a dataset that contains hotel reviews to build a prediction model to guess where you might want to go on your next vacation. You’ll get an introduction to a Data Scientist’s tools and methods, including an overview of basic machine learning concepts.

No previous knowledge of data science is required. Some programming background is helpful but not required. This is a designed to be an introductory (and fun) workshop for beginners. If you have a laptop, make sure to bring it. Otherwise, we can pair you up with someone who has one.

How to find us:
1731 SE 10th Ave., Portland, OR 97214

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.
Free Street Parking available on every block.
Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.
Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team."

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Wednesday
Oct 3
Women Who Code Portland - DevOps Study Night: Security and Compliance
Vevo

Welcome to our DevOps Study Night!

Throughout the year, the WWCode Portland DevOps Study Nights will weave through an introductory overview of systems administration. This month, we will take a look at Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud Platform (GCP), two of the main providers of cloud infrastructure services.

The DevOps Study Nights take place on the first Wednesday of each month. For October, the topic will be managing security and compliance regulations.

Agenda:
- 6PM to 7PM - Presentation about considerations regarding security and compliance for data. Why do we need to protect our servers, and how can we do it to meet our needs? Certificates versus SSH versus passwords. Encryption!
- 7PM - 8PM - We'll spin up a server and connect to it using a password, SSH, and a certificate.

Thank you vevo for hosting and sponsoring our DevOps study night.
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JOIN US

- Join our Slack community here: https://bit.ly/wwcpdx-slack
- Follow our GitHub repository with links to resources: https://github.com/wwcodeportland/study-nights/tree/master/devops.

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CODE OF CONDUCT

By coming to our DevOps Study Night, you agree to follow our Code of Conduct (https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct).

Women Who Code (WWCode) is dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste, or creed. Our events are intended to inspire women to excel in technology careers, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or event participants in any form.

Our Code of Conduct (https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct) applies to all events run by Women Who Code, Inc. If you would like to report an incident or contact our leadership team, please reach out to one of our volunteers or submit an incident report form (http://bit.ly/wwcode-incident-report).

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Thursday
Oct 4
Women Who Code Portland - Alexa’s Got Skills: Intro to Voice Technology
Mozilla

Women Who Code Portland is pleased to announce an Intro to Voice Technology, in partnership with Women in Voice. This talk & hands-on workshop will be lead by Joan Palmiter Bajorek, the Founder of Women in Voice.

The topics that will be covered during this session are:
- How do Alexa, Ok Google, and Siri work (voice assistants)?
- Why is voice taking off right now? Is that related to artificial intelligence?
- What does it take to build my own Alexa skills and Google actions?
- Why does this matter in the big scheme of things?

This talk is for a general audience, but we will also explore technical topics of natural language processing, machine learning, and neural networks. No coding experience required.

We will live-stream this event: link TBA.

⌚️SCHEDULE ⌚️

5:30-5:45 - Arrive, check in, networking
5:45-5:55 - Welcome from WWCode Portland and Mozilla
5:55-6:25 - Intro to Voice Talk
6:25-6:45 - Question and Discussion
6:45-7:40 - Hands on Workshop
7:40-7:45 - Closing

👩🏽 OUR SPEAKER 👩🏽

Joan Palmiter Bajorek is the Founder of Women in Voice (https://womeninvoice.wordpress.com/). She is a Speech Technologist and PhD Candidate at the University of Arizona. Exploring speech recognition and virtual reality in educational technology, i.e. Duolingo, Rosetta Stone, she is the Principal Investigator of an international team in collaboration with the startup ImmerseMe. Her research has been published by Cambridge University Press, The Linguist List, The FLT Mag, and Issues and Trends in Educational Technology. As a public speaker, she has recently spoken at VOICE Summit by Amazon Alexa, [email protected], iSpace Tech Talks, American Association of Applied Linguistics, R-Ladies, Rosetta Stone, Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium, and the podcasts “This Week in Voice,” “The Vocal Fries,” and “Voice & Beyond.” She holds an MA in Linguistics from the University of California, Davis and undergraduate degrees from the University of Washington.

🙅🏼‍♀️CODE OF CONDUCT 🙅🏼‍♀️

By attending this event, you agree to follow our Code of Conduct (https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct).

Women Who Code (WWCode) is dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste, or creed. Our events are intended to inspire women to excel in technology careers, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or event participants in any form.

Our Code of Conduct (https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct) applies to all events run by Women Who Code, Inc. If you would like to report an incident or contact our leadership team, please reach out to one of our volunteers or submit an incident report form (http://bit.ly/wwcode-incident-report).

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Friday
Oct 5
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Life of a Developer, Tech Talk with Cesar Jimenez
The Tech Academy

Cesar is constantly striving to share knowledge with all the incredibly talented developers he is surrounded by. At the end of the day, he understands that it’s all about people helping people. Cesar's talk will focus on the life of a developer, preparing you to enter the workforce, and
outlining what you can expect on the job.

12:45 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

Please RSVP

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Sunday
Oct 7
Women Who Code Portland - Cupcakes & Math: Hacktoberfest
Posies Cafe

Inspired by Stephanie Hurlburt's cupcakes and math meetup in Seattle, we've started a cupcakes and math club here in PDX.

As a special treat this month, we'll be focusing on submitting PRs for Hacktoberfest, in addition to our usual math discussion! Come celebrate open source and and make your first PRs toward Digital Ocean's hacktoberfest event. Learn more about Hacktoberfest here: https://hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com/

Come join us:
Location: Posie's Cafe
Time: 11:30am - 2:00pm

Commitment: Have fun. There's no need to show up regularly, on time or stay the whole time. It's a chill, "drop in whenever you feel like you need some math in your life" event.

What To Bring: Bring a math textbook you want to do problems from (or a laptop with online learning materials). If you don't feel comfortable working with math, that's fine. Bring a program that's giving you trouble, or a computation-related side project.

What Will Happen: You'll sharpen your math skills while eating cute pastries next to other ladies doing the same thing. We can work quietly, ask for help from others or talk about a cool thing you just learned.

(Copy & Idea Inspiration: Stephanie Hurlburt)
(Photo Credit: Viktor Forgacs on Unsplash)

🙅🏼‍♀️ CODE OF CONDUCT 🙅🏼‍♀️

By attending this event, you agree to follow our Code of Conduct (https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct).

Women Who Code (WWCode) is dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste, or creed. Our events are intended to inspire women to excel in technology careers, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or event participants in any form.

Event Specific: This is a physical and psychologically safe place. People of all skill levels are welcome, and beginners will be treated with kindness and respect. Anyone who identifies as female or non-binary is welcome; there will be no discrimination, harassment or comments that make others feel unwelcome. If you feel uncomfortable at any point, please email me @ [masked] or pull me aside during the meetup.

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Monday
Oct 8
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to Python: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
The Tech Academy

We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn".

At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

The Tech Academy is offering a free course providing an introduction to Python. Python is a popular programming language for general-purpose programming. It is particularly easy to learn fo those new to coding.

This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of this popular computer language - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

The Instructor:
Erik Gross is the co-founder of The Tech Academy, a software developer training school based in Portland, OR. The Tech Academy has helped hundreds of graduates to break into the technology field. Mr. Gross has been a working software developer and consultant for many years, and has developed simple, clear methods for helping nontechnical people genuinely understand technical concepts. He brings an enthusiastic, accessible teaching style to an area of knowledge that all too often leaves people in the dark.

Please Note:
---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code.
---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

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Wednesday
Oct 10
Women Who Code Portland - JavaScript Study Night - Vue Basics
Act-On Software

JavaScript Study Night is a space and time for all people interested in learning JavaScript to study, practice, and learn! We start with reading through code for about an hour - in pairs, groups, or alone if you prefer. Why? Because reading code is just as important as writing it. Afterwards, you’ll have time to self-study, so bring a project or browse our GitHub repo for exercises, ideas, and resources: https://github.com/wwcodeportland/study-nights/tree/master/javascript-study-nights

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Agenda

5:30-5:45 :: arrive, settle in, grab food, mingle
5:45-6:00 :: welcome, explain code reading exercise
6:00-7:00 :: practice reading code
7:00-8:00 :: self-study

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Thanks to Act-On for sponsoring and hosting us!

Act-On Software is a marketing automation software company that empowers marketers to do the best work of their careers. Visit their careers page for more information on current open positions: https://www.act-on.com/careers/listings/#Portland

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By coming to our JavaScript, you agree to follow our Code of Conduct (https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct).

Women Who Code (WWCode) is dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste, or creed. Our events are intended to inspire women to excel in technology careers, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or event participants in any form.

Our Code of Conduct (https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct) applies to all events run by Women Who Code, Inc. If you would like to report an incident or contact our leadership team, please reach out to one of our volunteers or submit an incident report form (http://bit.ly/wwcode-incident-report).

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Portland Drupal! - Drupal Users Group Meeting
ThinkShout

NOTE: Updated address!

The new ThinkShout office is across the street - 321 NW Glisan St, Suite 700 - there will be someone in the lobby helping to buzz people in. As usual, we will have food and refreshments provided by the host.

On the second Wednesday of every month at a rotating location, come to the Portland Drupal User Group meetup to talk about Drupal and hear a few presentations.

These meetups are for ALL levels of Drupal users, from those of us who have only briefly heard of it but are interested in learning more to those of us who know a lot of but are always looking to learn more! Come get involved!

Check out the official Portland Drupal Users Group site at http://groups.drupal.org/portland . The site has more information about local Drupal meetups, events and opportunities.

Following the meetup, we will head to a nearby pub for socializing.

This month, we have a guest speaker, Evan Lovely (https://github.com/EvanLovely), the CTO of Basalt (http://basalt.io). Evan is the maintainer of the PHP version of PatternLab.

If you have heard of PatternLab, you know that it is the de facto standard for creating, sharing and distributing design patterns for front end applications. This should be an interesting session.

The first 30 minutes of the meetup will be socializing and dinner, followed by the two talks in whatever order they would like. If you are hiring or promoting an event, there will be a brief opportunity for announcements.
Our meetup rotates each month, so check groups.drupal.org and meetup.com for next month's event, and our social meetup, Brewpal.
FYI there is less than a month to go before session submissions (https://events.drupal.org/seattle2019/submit-session) close for DrupalCon Seattle, coming this spring. If you have never submitted before, now is a great time to talk to someone about your idea - we have several past speakers and track chairs who are happy to help you flesh out your idea.

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Thursday
Oct 11
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful + Free Geek | Free Frontend Crash Course: Javascript Fundamentals
Free Geek

*** Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thinkful-free-geek-free-frontend-crash-course-javascript-fundamentals-tickets-50328861981?aff=meetup ***

"Learn the fundamentals of programming as you get introduced to JavaScript, the most popular language on the job market. Join this workshop and start your journey towards becoming a developer.

We'll cover everything you need to know to start learning the language, including different data types, variables, and functions. We'll finish the workshop with a roadmap you can follow to continue learning JavaScript after the meetup.

Be sure to bring a laptop. If you don't have one, we can pair you with someone who does.

How to find us:
1731 SE 10th Ave., Portland, OR 97214

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.
Free Street Parking available on every block.
Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.
Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team."

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Friday
Oct 12
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Hire Talent, Train Skill: Tech Talk with Michael Bibeau
The Tech Academy

Featured Speaker: Michael Bibeau

Michael Bibeau is a Software Development Manager at a Major Automotive Manufacturer. He will discuss what kinds of expectations he has as a manager for every level of developer. He'll focus on how the non tech-specific attributes can make or break success on the job.

12:45 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

Please RSVP

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Monday
Oct 15
Free Code Camp Portland - Free Code Camp PDX Hangout
Phase 2

Welcome back campers! We have a new location and will meeting every other monday now :) Like our previous meetings this is a laid back study/networking session. Bring your laptops and questions .  All levels of experience welcome.  www.freecodecamp.com

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Tuesday
Oct 16
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful + Free Geek: Build Your Own Website with HTML & CSS
Free Geek

*** Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thinkful-free-geek-build-your-own-website-with-html-css-tickets-50535020607?aff=meetup ***

In this workshop you'll learn key HTML & CSS concepts as we review some sample code. Then you'll start building your own site with the help of our instructor and TAs. See an example before you come: this webpage was made by an attendee at one of our last events: https://ludicrous-mailbox.glitch.me/

At the end of the night you'll have your own site live on the internet to share with your friends and family.

Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

How to find us:
1731 SE 10th Ave., Portland, OR 97214

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.
Free Street Parking available on every block.
Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.
Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team.

Website
Women Who Code Portland - Design + Product Study Night
Lithium Technologies

WHAT WE'RE ABOUT:

Hey! This is the Design + Product Study Night.

We are folks that work in the product space, want to develop new skills related to product development, or are looking for our first job in product.

You don't need to be a product designer or manager, or have any experience to come. Only interest and a willingness to help others is required!

GENERAL AGENDA:

• 5-10 minute lightning talk
• Independent work time
• Continued discussion on the lightning talk topic

PRE-REQS:

• Friendliness & empathy
• Willingness to learn
• Willingness to teach others
• Interest in product design or product management.

GOALS:

• Build a richer community around product thinking and product design in Portland.
• Develop your skills in this space.
• Meet like-minded people doing similar work.
• Build side projects.
• Career development in product and design.

JOIN US:

- Meet the rest of our community on Slack: http://bit.ly/wwcpdx-slack
- Follow our GitHub repository with links to resources: https://github.com/wwcodeportland/study-nights
- The D+PSN will take place every 3rd Tuesday of the month at Lithium Technologies.

CODE OF CONDUCT

By coming to our Design + Product Study Night, you agree to follow our Code of Conduct (https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct).

Women Who Code (WWCode) is dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste, or creed. Our events are intended to inspire women to excel in technology careers, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or event participants in any form.

Our Code of Conduct (https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct) applies to all events run by Women Who Code, Inc. If you would like to report an incident or contact our leadership team, please reach out to one of our volunteers or submit an incident report form (http://bit.ly/wwcode-incident-report).

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Thursday
Oct 18
Women Who Code Portland - Open Source Study Night: Hacktoberfest!
Mozilla

Hacktoberfest! Let's celebrate open source over food, drinks, learning, and great company. Commit your first PR to an open source project, or submit new PRs to win prizes.

What's Hacktoberfest?

Hacktoberfest — brought to you by DigitalOcean in partnership with GitHub and Twilio — is a month-long celebration of open source software. Maintainers are invited to guide would-be contributors towards issues that will help move the project forward, and contributors get the opportunity to give back to both projects they like, and ones they've just discovered. No contribution is too small—bug fixes and documentation updates are valid ways of participating.

Can't make it to this event? Hacktoberfest is virtual and open to participants from around the globe. Connect with other Hacktoberfest participants by using the hashtag, #hacktoberfest. Sign up to participate today: https://hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com/

Rules and Prizes

First sign up on the Hacktoberfest site. If you open up five pull requests between October 1 and October 31, you'll win a free, limited edition Hacktoberfest T-shirt. (Pull requests do not have to be merged and accepted; as long as they've been opened between the very start of October 1 and the very end of October 31, they count towards a free T-shirt.)

We'll also be raffling off prizes to participants at this event - come ready to win swag!

Come prepared with:
Laptop/Computer
IDE of your choice - we like Visual Studio Code
* Git/GitHub or GitLab. If you don't know git, we'll teach you!

🙅🏼‍♀️ CODE OF CONDUCT 🙅🏼‍♀️

By attending this event, you agree to follow our Code of Conduct (https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct).

Women Who Code (WWCode) is dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste, or creed. Our events are intended to inspire women to excel in technology careers, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or event participants in any form.

Our Code of Conduct (https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct) applies to all events run by Women Who Code, Inc. If you would like to report an incident or contact our leadership team, please reach out to one of our volunteers or submit an incident report form (http://bit.ly/wwcode-incident-report).

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Friday
Oct 19
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Reusable Coding and Design Patterns: Tech Talk with Philip Scott
The Tech Academy

Featured Speaker: Philip Scott

Philip is an engineer that has worked in more languages than he can count along with trudging up and down the stack. However, he prefers to work in the mid to front end parts of the stack where he can run wild with JavaScript. He will be covering how to create and design reusable components in node.js/javascript (applicable to other languages as well).

12:45 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

Please RSVP

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Tuesday
Oct 23
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful + Free Geek | Intro to JavaScript: Build a Virtual Pet
Free Geek

*** Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thinkful-free-geek-intro-to-javascript-build-a-virtual-pet-tickets-50535184096?aff=Meetup ***

Learn the programming fundamentals of JavaScript by building a virtual pet (think: Tamagotchi).

With each new programming concept you learn, you will add new features to your game - including customizing your pets, feeding them, and keeping track of their health. See an example before you come: this virtual pet was made by an attendee at one of last events: https://cumbersome-vole.glitch.me/

Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

How to find us:
1731 SE 10th Ave., Portland, OR 97214

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.
Free Street Parking available on every block.
Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.
Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team.

Website
Friday
Oct 26
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - There are a Lot of Ways to be a Developer: Tech Talk with Toby Fee
The Tech Academy

Featured Speaker: Toby Fee, Community Developer at Stackery

12:45 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

Please RSVP

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Monday
Oct 29
Free Code Camp Portland - Free Code Camp PDX Hangout
Phase 2

Welcome back campers! We have a new location and will meeting every other monday now :) Like our previous meetings this is a laid back study/networking session. Bring your laptops and questions .  All levels of experience welcome.  www.freecodecamp.com

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Tuesday
Oct 30
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful + Free Geek | Intro to Python: Build a Predictive Model
Free Geek

*** Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thinkful-free-geek-intro-to-python-build-a-predictive-model-tickets-50535408768?aff=Meetup ***

Learn the fundamentals of programming with Python by building a Predictive Model from scratch, training the model and running predictions against it.

We'll cover everything you need to know to start learning the language, including different data types, variables, and functions. We'll finish the workshop with a roadmap you can follow to continue learning Python and Data Science after the meetup.

Be sure to bring a laptop. If you don't have one, we can pair you with someone who does.

How to find us:
1731 SE 10th Ave., Portland, OR 97214

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.
Free Street Parking available on every block.
Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.
Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team.

Website
Friday
Nov 2
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Q.A. Tech Talk with Johnny Reaser
The Tech Academy

Featured Speaker: Johnny Reaser, SR QA Automation Engineer

12:45 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

Please RSVP

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Monday
Nov 5
New Relic FutureTalks PDX - Distributed Tracing: Next Steps
New Relic

Please join us on Monday, November 5 for our next installment of FutureTalks! This month, we'll be joined by Google Software Engineer Jaana B. Dogan for a discussion about Distributed Tracing.

Distributed tracing is a golden tool but it is too hard for the newcomers. We need more consensus from the industry in order to improve things and make distributed tracing a common tool. In this talk, we will cover some of the critical use cases of distributed tracing and discuss the gaps in efforts and standardization.

Doors will open at 5:30pm with light appetizers and drinks and networking. The program will begin at 6pm, and conclude with a Q&A session around 7:00pm.

About our speaker: Jaana B. Dogan works on making Google production services more monitorable and debuggable. Previously, she worked on the Go programming language at Google and has a decade-long experience in building developer platforms and tools. Jaana can be found online @rakyll.

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Tuesday
Nov 6
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful + Free Geek: Data Science for Your Vacation
Free Geek

*** Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thinkful-free-geek-data-science-for-your-vacation-tickets-51114549995?aff=Meetup ***

We all want to go on a vacation, but choosing the right hotel can be work. In this practical workshop, you’ll use a dataset that contains hotel reviews to build a prediction model to guess where you might want to go on your next vacation. You’ll get an introduction to a Data Scientist’s tools and methods, including an overview of basic machine learning concepts.

No previous knowledge of data science is required. Some programming background is helpful but not required. This is a designed to be an introductory (and fun) workshop for beginners. If you have a laptop, make sure to bring it. Otherwise, we can pair you up with someone who has one.

How to find us:
1731 SE 10th Ave., Portland, OR 97214

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.
Free Street Parking available on every block.
Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.
Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team."

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PADNUG - Erik Howard: Machine Learning for Non Data Scientists!
Intel Hawthorn Farms 3 (HF3) Campus

Simple, plain-English explanations accompanied by math, code, and real-world examples. Learn about Erik at: https://www.erikhoward.net/

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Thursday
Nov 8
Women Who Code Portland - IoT Series: Circuits 101
Mozilla

Get to grips with the basics of electronics. In this self-guided workshop, you will learn how to use the fundamental building blocks that create circuits, such as leds, jumper wires, bread board, resistors, batteries, switches, buttons, sensors and more!

⌚️SCHEDULE ⌚️

5:30-5:45 - Arrive, check in, and food
5:45-6:00 - Welcome from WWCode Portland and Mozilla
6:00-7:30 - Circuits 101
7:30-8:00 - Closing

👩🏽 OUR SPEAKERS 👩🏽

Andrew Chalkley (@chalkers) is a Full-Stack Software Architect at eBay, Co-Host of That Maker Show, project lead of thingsSDK and technical writer at Screencasts.org. He's been dabbling in electronics since 2012, given classes and lectures around the United States including at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

David Wang (@planetbeing) is a co-founder of Corellium, a startup working on the virtualization of mobile devices and leveraging that technology for security research. Previously, David has created hardware and software for a home automation hub called Solace. He has also contributed to Homebridge and authored plugins for it. He continues to be a home automation enthusiast, and works to either cajole or reverse engineer every single device in his house into joining a coherent system.

🙅🏼‍♀️CODE OF CONDUCT 🙅🏼‍♀️

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Tuesday
Nov 13
Portland Accessibility and User Experience Meetup (PDX A11Y UX) - Universal Design for Learning with Samantha Johns
Cvent

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an environment-focused, sustainable lens to review interactions with students within campus and remove barriers.

In this session we'll discuss:

  • What is the need currently experienced by post-secondary education in matters of inclusion?
  • The changing landscape of access and inclusion in Higher Education.
  • how to encourage our own practice to recognize these areas of ‘tension’ in current approaches to access.
  • Explore o the definition and intentions of Universal Design for Learning.
  • Reflect on how UDL might meet the ‘needs’ being experienced in Higher Education for a rapid change in access practices.

Our Speaker: Samantha John is the Accessible Media Coordinator in the Office of Academic Innovation at Portland State University. She created a faculty professional development program that includes peer review of syllabi and course activities that incorporate UDL and accessibility publishing conventions. She also developed the UDL Media Lab at PSU where students with disabilities work to identify barriers in curriculum.

Samantha's passion for inclusion and diversity drive her study and presentation of UDL and universal access related issues in higher education.

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Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Free Frontend Crash Course: HTML & CSS
CENTRL West

*** Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-frontend-crash-course-html-css-tickets-51114615190?aff=Meetup ***

Join us as we teach you the fundamentals of HTML & CSS while completing a series of challenges to help you master your new skills.

Together we'll work through a series of drills that will teach you the core concepts of HTML (tags, elements, and attributes) as well as the basics of CSS (selectors, properties, and values). These drills are designed to be challenging, but manageable with the help of your fellow students, our TAs, and the instructor. We'll wrap up the night by giving you a few tips on how to continue learning.

Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

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Friday
Nov 16
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Tech Talk with GRAYBOX
The Tech Academy

Dan Panzella and Jacques Désormière from GRAYBOX will be joining us to talk about a typical day in the Agency Life. From ongoing Development issues to ensuring Quality Assurance is never forgotten, they’ll discuss both the bright areas of the agency life as well as why it may not be for everyone.

12:45 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

Please RSVP

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