Viewing 8 current events matching “web development” 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 20
PHPDX - Unblocking PHP applications with message queues
Graybox

Pizza, learning and a great time to network with the fabulous PHP Community!

Message queuing allows applications to communicate by sending messages to each other. The message queue provides a temporary message storage when the destination program is busy or not connected. Join us as Caleb Tucker-Raymond takes us on an exploration of message queues. We'll learn both how to use them in a simple PHP web application, and how to test them.

Code we will be using can be found at https://github.com/calebtr/queue-testing-demo

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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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Friday
Nov 2
PHPDX - Hack And Help
Treehouse

Come join us to work on your own projects. If you are interested in working with other PHP developers, now's your chance! You can build work or personal projects or even walk through a tutorial. If you need help there will be people to ask, or if you just want a second opinion, we're there for you too! :) Come hangout with the awesome PHP community in Portland. Bring a lunch or grab something near by.

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Thursday
Nov 1
Ask A Dev - Ask A Dev Portland

Free mentoring from local programmers.

Whether you're a new programmer, a veteran exploring a new language, or a tech-adverse soul lost in a sea of WYSIWYG site generators, we're here to help. Join us for a few hours every other week as we answer your frustrations.

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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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Saturday
Oct 27
Web Development 2
Free Geek

Learn how to publish and maintain a multi-page web site and enhance your design with CSS! This class builds on the lessons learned in the Web Development 1 class. It covers the text editor, web hosting, file uploading, project file organization, and intermediate CSS.

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Tuesday
Oct 23
Portland Java User Group (PJUG) - CUBA.platform
WeWork Pioneer Place

Andrey Glaschenko will be presenting the CUBA.platform on Tuesday, 7pm, Oct. 23. Join us to see some great demos and learn how to use this exciting new application development platform. #Spring #Vaadin #Java

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Thursday
Mar 12, 2009
concrete5 meetup
Hopworks Urban Brewery

concrete5 is the coolest CMS on earth and we meetup and get drunk every second thursday in portland..

YOU should join us.

http://concrete5.org

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Tuesday
Aug 25, 2009
PDX Django
PIE: Portland Incubator Experiment

PDX Django (a user group devoted to Django, the Python web framework) is having their first event that doesn't entirely revolve around beer or lunch. We'll have a few presentations and discussions.

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Wednesday
Oct 21, 2009
PDX Django
PIE: Portland Incubator Experiment

PDX Django (a user group devoted to Django, the Python web framework) is having it's second meeting. The content is still evolving; check the mailing list for updates.

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Wednesday
Nov 18, 2009
PDX Django
PIE: Portland Incubator Experiment

PDX Django (a user group devoted to Django, the Python web framework) is having another meeting.

This month Joshua Drake will walk us through 10 things you can do to tune PostgreSQL for your web app. Here's his description:

  • I am a Django Developer
  • I know exactly snot about being a DBA
  • What are the 10 best bang for the buck parameters I can change to make PostgreSQL go zip and how do I decide what to change those parameters to?

Adam Lowry will warm up with a report about an experiment Brett Carter and I did using SQLAlchemy's connection pool with Django, and how it affects per-request latency.

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Wednesday
Dec 2, 2009
Portland Semantic Web Interest Group
Concordia Coffee House

A new community for discussion of technology and philosophy topics related to the Semantic Web and Linked Data movements. The December meetup will be an informal one to gauge interest and decide on a plan for future meetups.

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Wednesday
Feb 17, 2010
PDX Django February Meeting
PIE: Portland Incubator Experiment

Despite missing December and January, February's PDX Django meeting looks like a great one. We have one short and one medium talk scheduled -- if you'd like to do a 5 minute or so talk on a tool, problem, or feature, why not let us know?

It's also the day before PyCon starts, so we might just chat about what looks interesting there.

The talks:

  • Dermot Maty on a problem he had with Proxy Models, and how he solved it

  • Michael Richardson will be previewing a talk he's giving at DjangoSki. Here's the summary from their talks page:

"Michael is a cofounder at Urban Airship where he spends his day working on a RESTful API to deliver notifications and in-app content to mobile devices. His talk, "RESTful APIs with Django and Piston," pulls from Urban Airship's experience and goes through creating an API in Django with Piston along with pitfalls you may experience along the way.

Michael was also the developer behind the massive Django-powered meat conglomerate bacn.com until it was sold earlier this year. Bac'n did not, sadly, have an API."

The meeting will be at 7pm at PIE, 1227 NW Davis St (directly opposite the North Face store -- look for the big brown armchairs in the window.

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Wednesday
Mar 17, 2010
PDX Django March Meeting
PIE: Portland Incubator Experiment

March's PDX Django meeting will be a bit informal.

Adam Lowry will show a little bit of Celery, the distributed task processor, which is used to easily write and run offline tasks to be run outside the web request.

In addition there will surely be discussion and beverage.

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Wednesday
May 19, 2010
PDX Django May Meeting
PIE: Portland Incubator Experiment

Our next meeting is Wednesday, May 19th, at the usual place & time: 7pm at PIE (1227 NW Davis St). This week we'll hear from Lennon Day-Reynolds about his in-house model migration library, and from Jeff "rozwell" Kistler about fromagerie [1], his private package index reusable app. In addition, we're putting together a few lightning talks covering some of the things new in Django 1.2 [2].

So far we've got Chris McDonald on what's new in the feed class, myself on the new CSRF protection system, and Dermot Maty on Multi-DB. We've got room for a couple more, so why not add your name to the list?

Adam

[1] http://bitbucket.org/jeffkistler/fromagerie/ [2] http://docs.djangoproject.com/en/dev/releases/1.2/

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Monday
Jun 7, 2010
Portland Semantic Web Interest Group
Roots Organic Brewing [Out of business. *Sigh*]

Tonight we'll have the first of our Semantic Web application demos. Three lovely volunteers will be showing actual applications that use Semantic Web technologies in various states of development.

Brian Panulla will show a system for building and interacting with rubrics - tools for educators to facilitate assessment and grading of student assignments.

Leif Warner will be demonstrating a semantic web system modeling complex and shifting state of the local Portland music scene.

Paul Daigle will be demonstrating a semantic system for identity management. The model cross-links between authenticated social objects (people, groups, time, location) and associated media (data, content) to help manage access.

So come, listen, discuss!

If you've got an app you'd like to talk about, contact the organizer at http://www.meetup.com/pdxsemweb/suggestion/

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Wednesday
Jul 21, 2010
PDX Django/OSCON Python/Django/Emerging Languages Camp/Meetup/BOF/Drinkup
Cloudability

It's the third Wednesday of the month, so it's time for PDX Django! It's also OSCON, which means there are lots of visitors. So instead of a normal meeting, we're having a special PDX Django/OSCON Python/Django/Meetup/BOF/Drinkup.

Same time and place (mostly) as usual:

Wednesday, May 21st, 7 PM 1227 NW Davis St (across from the North Face store, look for the big leather chairs in the window). We'll either be downstairs in PIE, or upstairs in the Urban Airship offices.

There will be beverage.

Edit: The fine folks from the Emerging Languages Camp will also be joining us!

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Wednesday
Jun 15, 2011
2nd USENIX Conference on Web Application Development (WebApps '11)
through Portland Marriott (Downtown)

Join us in Portland, OR, June 15–16, 2011, for the 2nd USENIX Conference on Web Application Development. WebApps '11 is designed to bring together experts in all aspects of developing and deploying Web applications. Like the inaugural WebApps '10, WebApps '11 seeks to attract cutting-edge research that advances the state of the art, not only on novel Web applications but also on infrastructure, tools, and techniques that support the development, analysis/testing, operation, or deployment of those applications. Interested in participating? Check out the Call for Papers for more information.

WebApps '11 will be part of USENIX Federated Conferences Week, which will take place June 12–17, 2010.

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Tuesday
Nov 15, 2011
Portland ALT.NET Lightning Presentations, Hack Session, and More
discover-e Legal, LLC

We'll have a few lightning talks on Visual Studio .NET 2010 & AWS (Amazon Web Services) Toolkit, utilizing CouchDB for data processing & testing, and more! Following that we'll touch on some mixed environment topics (Ruby on Rails + ASP.NET MVC w/ SQL Server) along with some.

We'll end the evening with a round at Bailey's (or other democratically elected establishment) with the distinctive possibility of some TDD, BDD, or hackery of some sort.

Note: There is also an invites... ...and for final location directions please see the meetup invite. Thanks!

on eventbrite.com here: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2473010842

on meetup.com here: http://www.meetup.com/ALT-NET-Portland/events/39881962/

on plancast.com here: http://plancast.com/p/8fep

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Thursday
Nov 17, 2011
Portland ALT.NET Lightning Presentations, Hack Session, and More
discover-e Legal, LLC

We'll have a few lightning talks on Visual Studio .NET 2010 & AWS (Amazon Web Services) Toolkit, utilizing CouchDB for data processing & testing, and more! Following that we'll touch on some mixed environment topics (Ruby on Rails + ASP.NET MVC w/ SQL Server) along with some.

We'll end the evening with a round at Bailey's (or other democratically elected establishment) with the distinctive possibility of some TDD, BDD, or hackery of some sort.

Note: There is also an invites... ...and for final location directions please see the meetup invite. Thanks!

on eventbrite.com here: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2473010842

on meetup.com here: http://www.meetup.com/ALT-NET-Portland/events/39881962/

on plancast.com here: http://plancast.com/p/8fep

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Thursday
Jan 19, 2012
Portland ALT.NET 2012 January Meetup!
Collective Agency Downtown

Again, we'll be meeting for technical discussion and a lot more. So far, this is what is on the agenda. We'll start this meetup off with a presentation on Git, pair programming, and code katas and koans with .NET. The presentation will cover what these things are, how they're implemented, and what the best usage and benefit of each is. TDD/BDD Pair

Programming Session! Ever wanted to pair program? Wanted to learn about ping pong style, promiscuous pair programming or some other style? Well after the presentation, for those interested bring a laptop with Visual Studio 2010 with the latest services packs and MVC tools and we'll be stepping through exactly what these techniques are and how they're implemented with the .NET stack (and a few open source components too).

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Monday
Apr 2, 2012
Cloud Foundry Open Tour 2012 - Portland
The Nines Hotel

Get 10% off this developer event with code, "epdx_10"! (That's on top of the 50% early bird special - ends March 18!) The Cloud Foundry Open Tour gives enterprise developers expert instruction on how to get the best results from Platform-as-a-Service in the cloud. Register for this event to learn: * Basic Cloud Foundry commands for both the public and micro clouds *Cloud application development tips for Spring, Java, Ruby and Node.js * How to connect to application services like MySQL, MongoDB, Redis and RabbitMQ

Meet the experts behind the leading open source cloud platform for enterprise applications, discuss the latest innovations with other developers and expand your opportunities by attending the Cloud Foundry Open Tour.

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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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Wednesday
Mar 6, 2013
Portland Code School Meet and Greet
Burnside Digital Office

Applications are now being accepted for the Portland Code School Summer Session!

Join us for an informal gathering to meet current students and find out more about the program over beer and snacks.

We'll start the evening with a presentation about the format of the program, what you'll learn, how we'll help you find a job at the end, and the application process and requirements.

If you've dabbled with web development but haven't quite made it to paid developer status yet this may be just the program for you.

For more information please email: [email protected]

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Saturday
Apr 13, 2013
Coders With Kids
Cafe au Play, SE Portland

We are an informal group of coders with kids! If you love to code and are also a parent we'd love to meet you and hack together. We use Ruby and JavaScript, but are open to all languages. My 3-year old boy will be attending, and we love Cafe au Play! If you are a parent and want to hack with other parents please attend this new family friendly event.

Monday
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 5, 2013
Tips & Tricks with JavaScript presented by AppNexus [email protected]
NedSpace on 5th

Join AppNeuxs for our first ever [email protected] PDX event: "Tips and Tricks with JavaScript"presented by software engineers from AppNexus' User Interface team.

We will kickoff with two lightning talks and then dive into "Writing High Integrity JavaScript" with Nathan Wall. Nathan's talk will explore common security problems and solutions, various ways to implement private state JavaScript, and tips for hardening code to run safely alongside third party scripts.

We'll have pizza and beers at 6:30, and the presentation will kick off at 7pm. The event is free and open to the public.

RSVP: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/6590326845

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Friday
Mar 14, 2014
Portland Code School: Friday Brunch
Jam on Hawthorne

At this event, you can talk with the staff, meet current and past students, introduce yourself to other prospective students. We’ll socialize while we eat, drink, and otherwise be merry! Enjoy your first mimosa/orange juice on us!

If you sign up for the Primer class at this event, you'll receive a $100 discount!

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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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Friday
Mar 21, 2014
Portland Code School: Friday Brunch
Jam on Hawthorne

At this event, you can talk with the staff, meet current and past students, introduce yourself to other prospective students. We’ll socialize while we eat, drink, and otherwise be merry! Enjoy your first mimosa/orange juice on us!

If you sign up for the Primer class at this event, you'll receive a $100 discount!

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Friday
Mar 28, 2014
Portland Code School: Friday Brunch
Brix Tavern

VENUE CHANGE We are now at Brix Tavern!

Interested in being a web developer? Come and learn more about how Portland Code School can give you the skills you want with the support you need. Discover what our accelerated learning programs can do for you!

At this event, you can talk with the staff, meet current and past students, and introduce yourself to other prospective students. Ask a server where we’re sitting, or look for our “Portland Code School” sign. We’ll socialize while we eat, drink, and otherwise be merry!

If you sign up for the Web Development Primer class at this event, you'll receive a $100 discount!

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Friday
Apr 4, 2014
Portland Code School Brunch
Brix Tavern

VENUE CHANGE We are now at Brix Tavern!

Interested in being a web developer? Come and learn more about how Portland Code School can give you the skills you want with the support you need. Discover what our accelerated learning programs can do for you!

At this event, you can talk with the staff, meet current and past students, and introduce yourself to other prospective students. Ask a server where we’re sitting, or look for our “Portland Code School” sign. We’ll socialize while we eat, drink, and otherwise be merry!

If you sign up for the Web Development Primer class at this event, you'll receive a $100 discount!

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Wednesday
Apr 9, 2014
Portland Code School Happy Hour
Paymaster Lounge

UPDATED Time was initially listed incorrectly. 3:30-5:30 PM is the correct time.

Interested in being a web developer? Come and learn more about how Portland Code School can give you the skills you want with the support you need. Discover what our accelerated learning programs can do for you!

At this event, you can talk with the staff, meet current and past students, and introduce yourself to other prospective students. Ask a server where we’re sitting, or look for our “Portland Code School” sign. We’ll socialize while we eat, drink, and otherwise be merry!

If you sign up for the Web Development Primer class at this event, you'll receive a $100 discount!

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Friday
Apr 18, 2014
Portland Code School Brunch
Brix Tavern

Interested in being a web developer? Come and learn more about how Portland Code School can give you the skills you want with the support you need. Discover what our accelerated learning programs can do for you!

At this event, you can talk with the staff, meet current and past students, and introduce yourself to other prospective students. Ask a server where we’re sitting, or look for our “Portland Code School” sign. We’ll socialize while we eat, drink, and otherwise be merry!

If you sign up for the Web Development Primer class at this event, you'll receive a $100 discount!

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Wednesday
Apr 23, 2014
Portland Code School Happy Hour
Paymaster Lounge

Interested in being a web developer? Come and learn more about how Portland Code School can give you the skills you want with the support you need. Discover what our accelerated learning programs can do for you!

At this event, you can talk with the staff, meet current and past students, and introduce yourself to other prospective students. Ask a server where we’re sitting, or look for our “Portland Code School” sign. We’ll socialize while we eat, drink, and otherwise be merry!

If you sign up for the Web Development Primer class at this event, you'll receive a $100 discount!

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Wednesday
May 7, 2014
Portland Code School Happy Hour
Paymaster Lounge

Interested in being a web developer? Come and learn more about how Portland Code School can give you the skills you want with the support you need. Discover what our accelerated learning programs can do for you!

At this event, you can talk with the staff, meet current and past students, and introduce yourself to other prospective students. Ask a server where we’re sitting, or look for our “Portland Code School” sign. We’ll socialize while we eat, drink, and otherwise be merry!

If you sign up for the Web Development Primer class at this event, you'll receive a $100 discount!

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Portland Novice Programmers Meetup (First One!)
Galois, Inc

RSVP on the meetup.com site. Please and thank you!

Be at the door by 5:30pm.

Message me on Skype: tylerzika if you are running behind so we can buzz you in.

Small presentation on the meetup idea and values at 5:45pm by Tyler Zika.

Socialize, forming Master Mind groups, coding, and brainstorming from 6-7pm.

Another small presentation. Topic and speaker TBA for remainder of meetup.

Happy Coding!

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Friday
May 16, 2014
Portland Code School Brunch
Brix Tavern

Interested in being a web developer? Come and learn more about how Portland Code School can give you the skills you want with the support you need. Discover what our accelerated learning programs can do for you!

At this event, you can talk with the staff, meet current and past students, and introduce yourself to other prospective students. Ask a server where we’re sitting, or look for our “Portland Code School” sign. We’ll socialize while we eat, drink, and otherwise be merry!

If you sign up for the Web Development Primer class at this event, you'll receive a $100 discount!

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Wednesday
May 21, 2014
Portland Code School Happy Hour
Paymaster Lounge

Interested in being a web developer? Come and learn more about how Portland Code School can give you the skills you want with the support you need. Discover what our accelerated learning programs can do for you!

At this event, you can talk with the staff, meet current and past students, and introduce yourself to other prospective students. Ask a server where we’re sitting, or look for our “Portland Code School” sign. We’ll socialize while we eat, drink, and otherwise be merry!

If you sign up for the Web Development Primer class at this event, you'll receive a $100 discount!

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Friday
May 30, 2014
Portland Code School Brunch
Brix Tavern

Interested in being a web developer? Come and learn more about how Portland Code School can give you the skills you want with the support you need. Discover what our accelerated learning programs can do for you!

At this event, you can talk with the staff, meet current and past students, and introduce yourself to other prospective students. Ask a server where we’re sitting, or look for our “Portland Code School” sign. We’ll socialize while we eat, drink, and otherwise be merry!

If you sign up for the Web Development Primer class at this event, you'll receive a $100 discount!

Website
Tuesday
Jun 17, 2014
Portland Code School Happy Hour
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Interested in being a web developer? Come and learn more about how Portland Code School can give you the skills you want with the support you need. Discover what our accelerated learning programs can do for you!

At this event, you can talk with the staff, meet current and past students, and introduce yourself to other prospective students. Ask a server where we’re sitting, or look for our “Portland Code School” sign. We’ll socialize while we eat, drink, and otherwise be merry!

If you sign up for the Web Development Primer class at this event, you'll receive a $100 discount!

Website
Tuesday
Jun 24, 2014
Portland Code School Happy Hour
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Interested in being a web developer? Come and learn more about how Portland Code School can give you the skills you want with the support you need. Discover what our accelerated learning programs can do for you!

At this event, you can talk with the staff, meet current and past students, and introduce yourself to other prospective students. Ask a server where we’re sitting, or look for our “Portland Code School” sign. We’ll socialize while we eat, drink, and otherwise be merry!

If you sign up for the Web Development Primer class at this event, you'll receive a $100 discount!

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Thursday
Oct 9, 2014
Code Fellows Portland Expansion Info Session
The Addo Building

Come meet staff, ask questions, and find out more about our classes, curriculum, and dreams for Code Fellows Portland.

RSVP today and join us on October 9th.

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Tuesday
Nov 11, 2014
Portland ReactJS Hang Session
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

We recently started a user group for Portland ReactJS users. I'd like to have an informal meet and greet to get to know the community here and get some input from you all on what you'd like to get from this user group and some of our ideas. We hope to have our first official meeting in January/February 2015.

We have a website here (WIP, don't judge :)) and a meetup group at meetup.com. Please Join our meetup group and RSVP if you can so we have an idea of how many people might be attending.

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Wednesday
May 20, 2015
RefreshPDX: So You Want to Write a Book
Idealist.org

DOORS AT 6PM, TALK AT 6:30PM

Got a lot to say about a topic? Writing a book can be a highly rewarding challenge. It’s not as hard as you might think, and it helps your knowledge reach many new kinds of people.

Everything you wanted to know about what it takes to write a book for a technical audience. Pro’s and con’s of self-publishing vs working with a publisher, what to write about, the process of writing, how to market, and more.

This talk draws from lessons I learned from writing Hello Web App, my Kickstarted book covering Django web app development for beginners.

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Thursday
Jun 2, 2016
PDXNode
Urban Airship

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

This month’s presentations include:

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

When the talks are over:

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

If you’re new to Node.js:

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

We’re really stoked to see you there!

Friday
Sep 16, 2016
Q&A with FreeCodeCamp CTO Berkeley Martinez
Epicodus

Join us for a special Q&A and Study Group with the CTO of FreeCodeCamp, Berkeley Martinez.

If you have any questions about programming, JavaScript, React, careers & jobs, or anything in between, we'd love to see you there!

PLEASE NOTE the location change: This week we will be meeting at Epicodus.

Please RVSP on Meetup so we can get a headphone.

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Saturday
Sep 17, 2016
2-day workshop: Advanced Redux/Async
through Epicodus

Image Logo - Advanced Redux: A 2-day workshop from Real World React

Note: this is a paid event. You can purchase tickets at https://universe.com/advancedredux

You've learned React, and are excited about building robust, scalable applications. But at some point your application is going to become too complex for React to handle on its own. How do you effectively manage each component and their states? Enter Redux.

Redux has fast become the architecture of choice for building scalable applications with JavaScript and React. It will help you to better organize your application and make state mutations more predictable and transparent.

In this advanced workshop, FreeCodeCamp CTO Berkeley Martinez will help you to take your development skills to the next level.

What you will learn

Saturday - Sunday:

  • Using Redux Middleware
  • Managing Asynchronicity
  • Dispatching Thunks and Promises
  • Using Redux with RxJS Observables
  • Analytics with Redux
  • Server Side Rendering using RxJS Observables

What we will build

We will apply the principles above as we build a social e-commerce app, complete with:

  • Search and Filtering
  • User authentication
  • Likes
  • Follows
  • Shopping Cart

Your Instructor

Berkeley Martinez, CTO of FreeCodeCamp.com

An image of Berkeley Martinez

Berkeley is the CTO of freecodecamp.com, a free online community for learning full-stack web development where students garner real-world experience by engineering solutions for nonprofit companies. He has been programming with React for over two years, and is the author of Redux-Epic, a library built to do better async and server-side rendering in React with RxJS Observables. He is also the co-organizer of the San Francisco-based Meetup group Real World React, which features talks and workshops on using React in real-world, production applications. As an instructor at Real World React, he consults individuals and businesses looking to become experts in React, Redux, and other tools in the ecosystem.

Prerequisites

  • Familiar with React.js
  • Understands fundamentals of Redux
  • Comfortable with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Familiar with ES6 Syntax (not an exhaustive list)
    • Arrow Function syntax
    • Spread/Rest
      • And using them to change objects/arrays without mutation (immutable methods)
    • Promises
    • Class syntax
    • Module syntax
  • Comfortable with the command line & NPM
  • Comfortable building with React and React-Router
  • Comfortable with the concepts of functional programming.

Pre-class Resources

  • Follow the link above to the event website -- Calagator limits the amount of links we can post

Your Organizer

Real World React is an SF-based organization that features talks, meetups, and workshops on using React & Redux in real-world, production applications.

Website
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

Website
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!

Website
Saturday
Jan 28, 2017
AR + VR Project Showcases @ WSU Vancouver
WSU Vancouver Campus

Our first Networking Night of 2017 is a Saturday dedicated to AR and VR Project Showcases at the Creative Media & Digital Culture Center (CMDC) at Washington State University in Vancouver (WSUV)

The Creative Media & Digital Culture (CMDC) program teaches students to conceptualize applications of digital technologies and to think critically about digital media and the ways humans interact and engage with them.

On Jan. 28th, CMDC alumnae and current students will be showcasing AR, VR, 2D & 3D animations, websites, and a transmedia educational game environment that have been created for their own research or local community and cultural organizations. Experience and learn further about the creative and critical approaches CMDC students have used when working with digital technology.  

Saturday's Program

1:00pm – 1:30pm – Doors Open
1:30pm – 3:00pm – Welcome + Projects
3:00pm – 4:00pm – Mingle 

Presenters

CMDC alumnae and current students. Join us for project showcases featuring AR, VR, 2D & 3D animations, websites, and a transmedia educational game environment. 

About the Venue

This is the first event we are organizing in the state of Washington. The event will be held on the beautiful campus of WSU Vancouver and we hope you will make the trip.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone is welcome to attend, as long as you support our mission and agree to follow our Code of Conduct.

About the CMDC 

The Creative Media & Digital Culture (CMDC) program offers a major and a formal minor leading to the Bachelor of Arts Degree (B.A.) in Digital Technology and Culture (DTC) at Washington State University Vancouver.  It teaches students to conceptualize, in both research and practice, applications of digital technologies and to think critically about digital media and the ways humans interact and engage with them.

The CMDC program focuses on six areas of study within the field of digital media: 1) web & mobile design & development, 2) 2 & 3D animation for simulation and visualization, 3) digital publishing, 4) physical computing, 5) social media / SEO for digital marketing, and most recently 6) game studies & design.  With over 250 students in the CMDC, it is now recognized as one of five Signature Programs on the WSUV campus.  

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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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Wednesday
Feb 8, 2017
Write The Docs PDX - Networking with a side of Write The Docs proposals
New Relic

NOTE: We'll be in New Relic's newest meeting room, on the 27th floor


The Write The Docs NA conference returns to Portland in May, and the deadline for proposals is February 10 (midnight PST).


For the third 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.

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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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!

Website
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!

Website
Monday
Mar 6, 2017
Women Who Code Portland - Algorithms Study Night

Come join us for the first ever Algorithms Study Night March 6th at Code Fellows! We will be working on two problems, an easier starter problem, and then a more complicated one. Any and all skill levels are welcome. At the beginning of the meetup, we will post the questions on the slack channel, and after the meetup, we will post some of the solutions. Use our Slack Invite form if you would like to join Women Who Code, Portland Slack.

This event will repeat first Monday of each month.

{short} Code of Conduct

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

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 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.

Website
Tuesday
Mar 7, 2017
Women Who Code Portland - Web Security at Mozilla

Mozilla is partnering up with Women Who Code Portland to host us during their Developer Roadshow series. The goal is to introduce technologies for the web that make it work. The night's program includes two talks on Web Security at Mozilla.


Find out more about developer news and upcoming Roadshow events by signing up here https://mzl.la/2jWfYKh

Program

6:00 - 6:30 - Doors Open
6:30 - 6:40 - Intros from WWCode Portland and Mozilla
6:40 - 7:30 - Web Security at Mozilla
7:30 - 8:00 - Networking 

Speakers

Selena Deckelmann, head of Security Engineering for Firefox, will present a brief overview of her team's work and do a deep dive into recent work on integrating Tor patches into Firefox. Through a collaboration with Tor Project engineers and a team of Mozilla engineers spread around the globe, we've integrated 100+ patches into Firefox, and are working on many more. These patches are privacy-enhancing on multiple fronts, using features only available in Firefox.

Michael Van Kleeck, Mozilla's Enterprise Solutions Architect, will talk about Mozilla's Identity and Access Management project, which is enabling Mozilla staff to seamlessly collaborate with community volunteers while at the same time keeping Mozilla and its mission safe. Using this as an example, Michael will introduce some of the technologies used, such as OIDC, OAuth 2.0, SAML, and LDAP.

{short} Code of Conduct

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

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 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.

Website
Wednesday
Mar 8, 2017
Women Who Code Portland - Networking Night @ Simple: International Women's Day

Join us on March 8th as we celebrate International Women's Day at Simple. 


Program

6:00pm - 6:30pm – Doors Open + Networking
6:30pm - 6:45pm – Welcome 
6:45pm - 7:45pm – Panel
7:45pm - 8:30pm – Networking  

Panelists

TBA 

About Simple 

Simple offers online banking with superhuman customer service and tools to help you easily budget and save, right inside your account. 

Who Should Attend?

Anyone is welcome to attend, as long as you support our mission and agree to follow our Code of Conduct.

{short} Code of Conduct

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

Website
PDX PHP - Using Generators to Beat Memory Bloat
ImpactFlow

There will be food, give-a-ways (elePHPants) and a great time getting to know your fabulous PHP Community!

6:30 - We'll start off with Pizza and networking at 6:30

6:45 - 7:45 - Move into the presentation on Generators, by Korvin Szanto

Memory usage is something that we as developers have to be aware of. Ever debugging a memory issue and find that your once small dataset has ballooned out of proportion? And instead of dealing with the issue, you opt for upping the memory limit? Iterators can be the answer but they require a lot of code and can be very difficult to understand at a glance. Thankfully since PHP 5.5 Generators help us create and manage what would be complex iterators with simple syntax sugar. In this talk I will go over some of the ways you can implement generators and cure your memory bloat.


7:45 - Prizes

7:45 - 8:30 - Hack and Help. Have a chance to try out Generators for yourself, or bring your own project and get some help from the community.

Website
Tuesday
Mar 14, 2017
Write The Docs PDX - Learn About The Wacom User Help System
New Relic

Wacom -- a company which develops Pen Input hardware -- needed a user help system to move beyond static PDFs. Their solution was to separate product-specific PDFs into a series of, mostly common, HTML topic pages. These HTML file were, in turn, processed into a web deliverable package via Python scripting.

The solution is complex, as the Wacom system includes interrelationships between 150+ topics across over 30 products and 14 languages.

The solution required “a more technical Tech Writer” -- as it required knowledge of HTML
Python
JavaScript
Excel Macros

Wacom implemented their solution by integrating their tech writer in their Engineering team. They also included a dedicated engineering resource to support design and development of their technical docs.

Speaker: Arthur Krebsbach, Windows Software Engineer

Website
Tuesday
Mar 28, 2017
Women Who Code Portland - Workshop: Command Line 101
AKQA

This  workshop is for people who are completely new to the Command Line. We are going to cover the basic commands and concepts along with a few intermediate level network commands. 


We are going to offer more advanced level CLI, App Security and Open Source contribution classes in the future. This workshop will serve as a good foundation for those courses.

Instructions

This workshop is designed for MacOS and Linux users. All of the commands should work with Windows PowerShell as well. Please ensure that your Windows machine has the latest version of PowerShell. 

About the instructor 


Richa Khandelwal has been writing code for the last 8 years. She is passionate about backend architecture and Machine Learning. She is an Technical Lead at Nike and a Lead for Women Who Code, Portland chapter. 

{short} Code of Conduct

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

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.

Website
Wednesday
Mar 29, 2017
Women Who Code Portland - Workshop: Unity 101

This Unity 101 workshop is for developers who are completely new to the Unity game engine. You'll get a basic familiarity with Unity's interface as well as learning the basic workflow of creating games in Unity. We'll then use those concepts to create a simple game.


Although C# is the language used for Unity, we only require that you have some coding experience (in any language) so you can follow along with the basic ideas. We'll be writing some very simple C# code in the workshop, but you will have all the code in digital form beforehand in case some copy/paste is needed.

By the end of the workshop, you should feel comfortable enough with Unity that you can start learning more on your own. You'll know enough about the Unity workflow that you'll have some idea of how to ask the right questions about what you don't know, and where to look for answers.

Thank you Oregon Story Board and DevelopmentNow for sponsoring this event!

Instructions:

If you run into any problems or have questions with the following steps, feel free to message Dylan via Twitter or the Slack for Women Who Code Portland (@mboffin on both). He'll be happy to help get whatever you're running into sorted out before the workshop, so you arrive ready to go.

1) Install the latest version of Unity: https://store.unity.com/download?ref=personal

2) Go here and create a Unity ID: https://id.unity.com/account/new

3) Download the .zip files found in this Google Drive folder: https://goo.gl/9Lqdxo (No Google sign-in required!)

About the Instructors:

Dylan Bennett works in the field of education, teaching students programming and doing IT work. He runs the Portland Unity user group, UnityPDX, and is an officer for the Portland Indie Game Squad (PIGSquad). 

By day, Mo Cohen does functional programming at New Relic. By later day, she is building a point-and-click adventure game called Queer Quest (queermogames.com). And by night time, she's eating Nutella out of the jar.

{short} Code of Conduct

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

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.

Website
Tuesday
Apr 4, 2017
Women Who Code Portland - Networking Night @ Vacasa

Join us on April 4th for our Networking Night @ Vacasa in the Pearl. This month, the women of Vacasa will join us to discuss this month's theme - Transitioning the Stack: the Role of Women in a High-Growth Tech Organization. 


As a tech-enabled Services company, Vacasa must be constantly delivering to meet the expectations of many stakeholders. How do you balance the urgency of daily operations with the long term vision of creating a tech platform at sustains high growth? The women at Vacasa will speak about the opportunities and challenges for women in this environment.

Program

6:00pm - 6:30pm – Doors Open + Networking
6:30pm - 7:45pm – Welcome + Speakers
7:45pm - 8:30pm – Networking  

Who Should Attend?

Anyone is welcome to attend, as long as you support our mission and agree to follow our Code of Conduct.

{short} Code of Conduct


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

About Vacasa

The team at Vacasa has made it their mission to make the world of vacation rentals a simple, stress-free experience for both owners and guests.

For more info: https://www.vacasa.com/

Careers page: https://www.vacasa.com/careers/positions/

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.

Website
Tuesday
Apr 11, 2017
Write The Docs PDX - Preview Talks at Write The Docs 2017
New Relic

Save the date! We'll give people who are scheduled to speak at the Write The Docs 2017 conference a chance to rehearse their talks.

Website
Tuesday
Apr 18, 2017
PDX PHP - Let's Talk Scope
ImpactFlow

There will be food, give-a-ways (elephpants), and a great time to network with the fabulous PHP Community!

Scope is a major factor in any application, from programing scope to project scope, and communication is key. We will discuss different application scopes including global, functional, class, and package scope. From there we will show how everything ties together with communication of the project itself. Why and how to stay on top of project scope and how that can make or break the final outcome.

Join us to learn and share with others in the community as we all grow in understanding and skills

Website
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!

Website
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!

Website
Thursday
May 11, 2017
Women Who Code Portland - Networking Night @ Second Story - "Make It Happen: Improvising, Collaborating, Prototyping"

On Thursday, May 11th, Second Story will host Women Who Code Portland’s monthly Networking Night in their new design studio.


Second Story is a network of experiential design studios working across the cultural and brand landscapes to elevate the art of storytelling. They build stories you can step inside of.

The theme for the night is Make It Happen: Improvising, Collaborating, Prototyping. The format of the night is an “around the world”; after the welcome, we will break into 3 smaller groups and each smaller group will attend every session offered. The night will be centered around how the team at Second Story works collaboratively, how they create prototypes that help them push the boundaries, and the leadership styles that make it all possible. 

We hope you’ll join us. Second Story is absolutely thrilled to host us in their new studio!

Program

6:00 - 6:30pm – Doors Open + Networking

6:30 - 7:40pm – Welcome + Around the World Sessions

7:40 - 8:00pm – Networking   

Session #1 - Improvising To Become Better Collaborators

Second Story is a highly collaborative studio making work that none of them could possibly produce on their own. Needless to say they have to be excellent listeners and collaborators. So that means they have to practice. Laura Allcorn, Creative Lead and Sr. Experience Designer, will lead a brief improvisation workshop that helps you brush up on our listening and collaboration skills. If the thought of this makes you nervous, please know this isn’t a performance and trying to be funny will be frowned upon.

Session #2 - Getting Real Fast

Prototyping is a necessity at Second Story. Their project teams will share how they prototype and why they do it. You’ll get a behind the scenes look at examples from projects with major museums and brands. Along the way they’ll share key learnings and show you how they evolved the experiences created.

Session #3 - Exposing Unconscious Bias

Kelsey Snook, Creative Director, will facilitate a discussion about women in leadership roles. She will share the Second Story approach to tackling unconscious bias with their Make Some Room campaign, an effort to increase inclusivity in the tech and creative fields.

About Second Story

Second Story is a network of experiential design studios working across the cultural and brand landscapes to elevate the art of storytelling. They build stories you can step inside of.

For more info: https://secondstory.com

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.

{short} Code of Conduct

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

Website
Tuesday
May 16, 2017
Portland Java User Group (PJUG) - Payment processing at gilt.com
Cloudability

This talk is about payment transaction processing at Gilt.com. We'll discuss Gilt's legacy credit card implementation (Java + Scala) as well as our next generation implementation (Scala).

Speaker:

Sean Sullivan is a Principal Software Engineer at HBC Digital. Sean has been a member of HBC/Gilt team since 2011.


Venue Notes:

Doors open at 6 for pizza provided by TEKSystems. The presentation will begin at 6:30pm.

slides: https://speakerdeck.com/sullis/payment-processing-at-gilt-dot-com

Website
Wednesday
May 17, 2017
PDX PHP - The Red Team is Coming!
ImpactFlow

There will be food, give-a-ways (elephpants), and a great time to network with the fabulous PHP Community!

This month we will have a special guest speaker from Las Vegas: 

Adam Englander is an Engineer, Speaker, and Author with 30 years of experience in building business applications. He has been an outspoken evangelist of PHP during what he calls “The PHP Renaissance”. Adam is a strong believer in the power of strong developer communities. He is a actively involved in the Las Vegas technical community and the Founder of PHP Vegas. Always looking to push the boundaries of what is possible with PHP, Adam has been working to expose the PHP community at large to IoT and asynchronous programming. He also advocates building better applications today by building well tested applications that are cryptography secure.

The Red Team is Coming!

The Red Team, hackers, criminal organizations, and nation states, are a constant threat. The systems we build are the targets. We need to understand the human collateral that hangs in the balance. We embrace methodologies to write better code and make our lives better. They do nothing for the rest of humanity that is directly affected by security vulnerabilities we introduce. In this presentation, I will put a human face on the users of our software. I will challenge you to think in terms of flesh and blood rather than ones and zeros. We are all the Blue Team. We protect the rest of humanity. Join me in the fight. The Red Team is coming!

Website
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!

Website
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!

Website
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!

Website
Saturday
Jun 3, 2017
Intro to Programming with JavaScript
Free Geek

This free class is an introduction to the core concepts of programming using the JavaScript programming language. While we use JavaScript, the ideas learned in the class are transferrable to all programming languages.

By the end of this class, you will:

  • Understand key concepts in programming
  • Understand what JavaScript is and how it is used
  • Know where to go to learn more about JavaScript
Website
Introduction to HTML & CSS
Free Geek

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

Website
Tuesday
Jun 6, 2017
Who Gives A Brand? Lunch & Learn
Graybox

Come check out this free talk designed to introduce you to branding and give you some tools you can put to use immediately! Complimentary pizza and beverages provided too!

Are you interested in increasing the ROI of your marketing efforts? Understanding your brand and communicating it effectively is a key contributor in growing sales! Join Senior Marketing Strategist, Alicia Nagel, in this talk to discover how becoming more aware of your company’s brand can help you build strong relationships with customers. Attendees will leave with tactics to gain a better understanding of their users, brand personality, brand “touchpoints”, and how using brand strategy can increase the effectiveness of marketing efforts. Presentation will be followed by a brief Q&A.

Event on GRAYBOX Website: http://www.grayboxpdx.com/events/all/who-gives-a-brand

RSVP Link on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/who-gives-a-brand-lunch-learn-tickets-34577866329

ABOUT GRAYBOX GRAYBOX is a digital consulting firm that helps you solve technical challenges, reach your audience and optimize your operations with elegance, utility and expertise. We're your partners to success in a digital-first world — we help you captivate your customers online with measurable results.

ABOUT ALICIA NAGEL Alicia has almost 10 years experience in creative leadership and brand strategy, with a background in design and advertising. Prior to working at GRAYBOX, she ran a branding and design consultancy where she worked with executive-level staff in marketing and web development agencies and directly with clients to produce brand strategy, lead creative teams, and produce cross-channel marketing campaigns.

Alicia has extensive experience using research to inspire and guide content and design across multidisciplinary creative teams. She is experienced at conducting and applying a variety of primary and secondary research methods to inform integrated creative campaigns including focus groups, field observation, brainstorming sessions, market research, and online activity observation. These insights then get developed into personas for target audience segments to help teams and clients envision who they’re speaking to.

Alicia enjoys giving back to the community by taking on pro bono work for nonprofits and leading branding workshops to help the entrepreneurial community. She has been asked to speak by organizations such as USC, Etsy, Anvil Media, and PSU. Nonprofit work has included content writing for AIGA, as well as brand strategy and design for several nonprofits such as Portland City Club, Fashion Collective Portland, and June Key Delta Community Center in North Portland.

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Portland Ruby Brigade - Monthly meeting
New Relic

We'll have pizza & beer starting at 6pm, so stop by early if you want to have dinner and socialize before the presentations.

PRESENTATIONS 7pm-9pm

After presentations we'll have more socializing time. 

Check Calagator for more info.

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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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Women Who Code Portland - 3rd Anniversary Celebration @ New Relic

Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-who-code-portland-3rd-anniversary-celebration-tickets-34896464264

We are so thrilled to announce that on June 12th, we will be celebrating our 3rd Anniversary at New Relic! We are so thrilled to announce that on Monday, June 12th, we will be celebrating our 3rd Anniversary at New Relic! This is going to be a great event, as we are celebrating 3 years in Portland, 2000+ members, 200+ events, 10+ leaders, and so many wonderful memories! Thank you to New Relic, InVision, Nike, and Hackbright Academy for sponsoring.

The theme for the night is "Rising Up in Engineering Leadership" and we have four distinguished speakers speaking about their careers and how to succeed and thrive in the tech industry as a woman. 

Our Panelists: 

• April Leonard - Engineering Manager, New Relic

• Dana Lawson - VP of Engineering at InVisionApp Inc

• Meena Arunachalam - Principal Engineer, Intel

• Sue Hayes - Sr. Director, Commerce Core Platform Engineering at Nike

• Moderator: Vaidehi Joshi - Staff Engineer at Tilde, Inc

Giveaways + Food

As a thank you to our wonderful members, we will have awesome giveaways for the first 100 people, so be sure to arrive on time! InVision and Nike have sponsored Women Who Code Portland coffee mugs and t-shirts and we will be serving food, drinks, and cupcakes, courtesy of New Relic and Hackbright Academy.

Program 

5:30-6:00 - Doors open & Networking
6:00-6:30 - Introduction from Women Who Code Portland + Sponsor Intros
6:30-7:30 - Panel: “Rising Up in Engineering Leadership”
7:30-8:30 - Networking

Speaker Bios: 

Dana Lawson is the Vice President of Engineering at InVision, where she is responsible for leading the platform engineering group, covering DevOps, site reliability, and data services. She has nearly 20 years of experience as a systems engineer and has technical skills spanning multiple disciplines. Throughout her career, Dana has led many different teams and worn many hats, from an individual contributor creating mobile applications to leading multiple teams that managed large scale backend big data and infrastructure. With a background in fine arts, she brings her creative vision to the engineering team at InVision, where technology meets design.

April Leonard is a Portland native and longtime Java engineer, who recently dabbled in Ruby, JavaScript, and Kotlin. She has experience building many enterprise applications including an adaptive test engine and a custom shopping cart servicing millions of customers. She delights in solving problems, finding efficiencies, and learning new things and is enjoying her new role as a Software Engineering Manager. Her favorites things are laughing, outdoor activities, gardening, and spending time with her family.

Meena Arunachalam is a Principal Engineer in Systems Technologies and Optimizations in Software Services Group at Intel Corporation and she leads system-level performance and power analyses in Machine Learning/Deep Learning and High Performance Computing segments for Xeon, Xeon Phi and FPGA products and architectures. Her areas of expertise are workload optimization, cache and memory hierarchies, and characterization, architectures and projections modeling and energy efficiency benchmarking. Meena joined Intel as a college graduate 18 years ago. She holds a Ph.D in Computer Science. She is a passionate advocate and mentor for women and underrepresented minorities in the areas of Science and Engineering both in industry and academia. She was the WIN (Women in Intel) Conference Chair in 2015 and is the Mentorship Committee Chair of the Women in Big Data West Coast Region.

Sue Hayes is currently a Senior Director in the Nike Digital Engineering organization, responsible for the development of the Commerce Core capabilities that power Nike’s eCommerce stack and the brick-and-mortar stores. She has been with Nike for 20 years and she has managed software development teams across Nike’s enterprise. Sue graduated from Carroll University with Bachelor of Science degrees in Mathematics and Psychology and she earned an MBA from the University of Colorado. As a person with a lifelong passion for running, the offer to become a technology leader at Nike was a perfect fit!

Our moderator, Vaidehi Joshi,  is a Staff Engineer at Tilde, where she works on Skylight. She enjoys building and breaking code, but loves creating empathetic engineering teams a whole lot more. In her spare time, she runs basecs, a weekly writing series that explores the fundamentals of computer science.

Sponsors + Sponsor Tables

New Relic - New Relic's digital intelligence platform lets developers, ops, and tech teams measure and monitor the performance of their applications and infrastructure.

InVision - The world's best companies use InVision to design the products you love.

Nike - Experience sports, training, shopping and everything else that's new at Nike from any country in the world.

Hackbright Academy - Hackbright Academy is the leading software engineering school for women founded in San Francisco in 2012.

Our sponsors will have a booth during the events, where you can speak to representatives from those companies. 

{short} Code of Conduct

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

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
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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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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Tuesday
Jun 20, 2017
PDX PHP - Using the Null Object Pattern
ImpactFlow

Food, give-a-ways, speakers and a great time to network with the fabulous PHP Community!

Using the Null Object Pattern

When you develop OO PHP applications, you'll eventually get the error message "PHP Notice: Trying to get property of non-object". You can add a conditional to check if an object is null. There is however a better way. Null Object Pattern is a design pattern that helps you to simplify your application logic. The Null Object patthern removes the need to check for an object vs null by using Polymorphism. I'll demonstrate how it works with generic PHP code, and how you can apply it to work with database results.


Presented by Andrew Woods


Andrew Woods is a seasoned Web Developer, and a command line aficionado. He's been making websites since 1999. He organizes the Seattle PHP User Group (@seaphp) and Pacific Northwest PHP conference (@pnwphp). He's an advocate for the open web, and values accessibility and design. He has a knack for making difficult topics easy to understand. In his free time, Andrew enjoys coffee, movies, exploring the city, and playing guitar. He is currently learning to speak Spanish.

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

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

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Wednesday
Jun 28, 2017
Code Fellows PDX Info Session
Code Fellows PDX

Come by our campus in NW Portland (right across from Powell's Books) for a quick tour and Q&A about the program! If anything, come check out our sweet space and enjoy some air conditioning! 🌬

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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!

Website
Thursday
Jul 6, 2017
Portland Ruby Brigade - Monthly meeting
New Relic

We'll have pizza & beer starting at 6pm, so stop by early if you want to have dinner and socialize before the presentations.

PRESENTATIONS 7pm-9pm

After presentations we'll have more socializing time. 

Check Calagator for more info.

Website
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!

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

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

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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]

Website
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

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PADNUG - Kirk Davis and Paul Fryer: Building .NET Serverless Applications with AWS!
Intel Hawthorn Farms 3 (HF3) Campus

A serverless approach to computing is one where services required to run a system are managed and automated. Developers don’t need to worry about running server instances and you pay only for the time code is actually executing, instead of servers hosted by the hour. Learn how to build .NET based serverless applications with Amazon Web Services (AWS). We’ll build an ASP.NET Core API and deploy it to AWS’s function as a service, Lambda and API Gateway. Then we'll deploy a single page application (SPA) with AngularJS using AWS’s storage service, S3 and content delivery network, CloudFront. This entire serverless application will be built, deployed and ready to serve at scale during the demo.

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Thursday
Jul 13, 2017
Women Who Code Portland - Networking Night @ Wieden+Kennedy - Intro to VR & Wearable Tech

RSVP through Eventbrite here: https://wwcodepdx-wk.eventbrite.com

Our July Networking Night will be hosted by the W+K Lodge, a design engineering group that exists to shake up the way creativity works with technology at Wieden+Kennedy. This month's theme is Intro to VR & Wearable Tech and we have a fantastic program lined up!

We are thrilled to invite you to a fun evening of virtual reality experiences, wearable tech, and food + drinks! There will be a series of workshops including an Intro to VR Development, a Live Art Demo of Google’s Tilt Brush app, and a Build Your Own LED Bracelet Wearable. And if you like donuts, there will also be a Donut Photo booth!

Agenda


5:30 - 6:00 pm: Networking + Drinks + Donut Photobooth

6:00 - 6:10pm: Intro from Women Who Code + from Wieden+Kennedy

6:10 - 6:30pm: Welcome from Lodge Women Engineers + Lodge demos

6:30 - 7:30pm: 3 Workshops

1. Intro to VR Workshop - A guided workshop on how to build your first very own VR app. The tutorial will be documented on video so that attendees can re-watch at home. A learning package will be prepared for attendees, where they can download online and get started.

2. No Paper - A demo room of painting in VR using Tilt Brush

3. How to make your own LED jewelry & Soft Circuits - We will have a station where you can make your own LED bracelets and how to sew your own soft circuits

7:30 - 8:00pm: More Networking + Closing Remarks


About W+K Lodge

W+K Lodge is a design engineering group that exists to shake up the way creativity works with technology. It is a team of curious-minded experts in machine learning, interaction design, real-time graphics and other emergent parts of tech. The Lodge was founded by independent, privately held global creative company Wieden+Kennedy.

They help their clients thrive in a meaningful impact on the future for the future, evolve organizations in a rapid product and support people by uncovering latent needs, behaviors and brands, and interactive experiences that transform the future, evolve organizations and grow. Read more here.

They are a team of 25 designers, engineers and strategists who work on projects ranging from mobile apps, VR, platforms, installations, robotics, fabrication, electronics and more.

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.

{short} Code of Conduct

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

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
Portland Java User Group - ApiBuilder
Oracle Portland

ApiBuilder is a toolkit for building REST web services. ApiBuilder originated at Gilt.com as a better way to describe and document web service APIs.  This presentation will discuss the history behind ApiBuilder as well examples of how it is being used in Gilt's production environment.

Speaker:

Sean Sullivan is a Principal Software Engineer at HBC Digital. Sean has been a member of HBC/Gilt team since 2011.

Venue Notes:

Doors open at 6 for pizza provided by TEKSystems. The presentation will begin at 6:30pm. 

slides: https://speakerdeck.com/sullis/apibuilder

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PDX PHP - Building a Slack bot in PHP
ImpactFlow

Food, give-a-ways, speakers and a great time to network with the fabulous PHP Community! There is a great place across the street to get some drinks, but alcoholic and non-alcoholic (Tea Sodas!)

"Building a Slack bot in PHP"
with Dan Revel


I will start with some background about OpenSky.com to provide the motivation for using a bot.

Then I will review the process I went through that led me to build my own bot framework in PHP: Yabot.

Next an overview of Yabot's architecture.

Finally I'll show how to use the Yabot core to build your own bot to do wonderful things.

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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
Portland Ruby Brigade - 15th Anniversary, with cupcakes!
New Relic

We'll have pizza & beer starting at 6pm, so stop by early if you want to have dinner and socialize before the presentations. THERE WILL ALSO BE CUPCAKES. This month's meeting is on the 27th floor.

PRESENTATIONS at 7pm

Main Presentation by Ruby Hero Coraline Ada Ehmke: "Metaphors are Similes. Similes Are Like Metaphors."

Making a special trip from her hometown of Chicago, Coraline is our very special 15th anniversary guest! She'll be giving us a special treat: her well-received keynote from Rubyfuza! Here's the abstract:

Language matters more than you think. And the more you think, the more you need language. This talk explores the connections between language and problem solving, how the metaphors that we use can expand or constrain our thinking, and how it all relates to our identities as software developers and as human beings. Along the way we'll learn about linguistics, category theory, Russian colors, gigantic bridges in France, and how to pronounce the word "lacuna". And you'll definitely have some things to think about. Hopefully, in new ways.

Thanks to New Relic for providing the venue and beer, pizza & snacks this month! And EXTRA SPECIAL thanks to New Relic for sponsoring Coraline's trip to come hang out with us!

ARRIVING BY BIKE? Cyclists are welcome to park their bikes in the New Relic office. Bikes are not allowed in the building lobby, however, and must use the freight elevator. To get your bike up to the 5th floor, enter the building's parking lot by going down the ramp at 5th and Pine. Go past the booth -- no need to pick up a ticket -- and turn right. Go straight until you almost run into the elevator lobby, then go right again. On the back side of the elevator block you'll see a beat up pair of double doors marked "freight elevator." You can get up by buzzing in with the intercom, and saying you're here for New Relic. Ride on up to the 27th floor, you'll easily find the bike parking.

ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade, also known as pdxruby and pdx.rb, is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon area. The group welcomes all programmers interested in the language and its implementations, tools, libraries and frameworks, such as Ruby on Rails. The group has been meeting since August 2002 for presentations, demos and discussions. Every month 35-75 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for Ruby. If you'd like to present or have a topic you'd like discussed, please post to the mailing list. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday" -- see you there!

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PADNUG - Donovan Brown and Dave Harrison: DevOps Pipeline in One Hour!
Intel Hawthorn Farms 3 (HF3) Campus

Donovan Brown – the Principal DevOps Program Manager from Microsoft - will be repeating his bravura VS Live performance with a no-slide extravaganza. We’ll be building out four – yes four! - DevOps pipelines from scratch in 1 hour. ASP.NET, ASP.NET core, Node.js, and Java to both Docker and Azure App Service. Crazy, crazy stuff – you’ll never get a better start to finish view of building out DevOps in practice for your release management pipeline! Donovan has an active and highly followed blogsite at http://donovanbrown.com/. Donovan is a very heavy hitter at MSFT in DevOps on a worldwide scale – and has a solid national rep of being a very engaging, knowledgeable, and entertaining presenter.

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
Women Who Code Portland - DevOps Study Night: Intro to Docker
Vevo

DevOps Study Night to learn about Docker

Agenda:

A quick introduction to Docker, which might be helpful if you’re wondering what Docker is and why it’s garnered so much attention.

Hands on lab

Please note that the venue has changed. This month we will be at vevo (https://www.vevo.com/).

Thank You vevo!!!

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Want to join our Slack team?

Fill out this form to request an invite to Women Who Code Slack team: http://bit.ly/28SvZLC (http://bit.ly/28SvZLC)

Dev Ops Study Nights go on every 1st Wednesday of the month.

Our Github repository for links to resources: https://github.com/wwcodeportland/study-nights/tree/master/devops-study-nights (https://github.com/wwcodeportland/study-nights/tree/master/devops-study-nights). It's pretty bare right now but we hope to be adding stuff to it in the coming months.

By coming to the DevOps Study Night, you are agreeing to follow our Code of Conduct (https://github.com/WomenWhoCode/guidelines-resources/blob/master/code_of_conduct.md) (aka be a good human).

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Thursday
Aug 3, 2017
Women Who Code Portland - Workshop: Intro to the Command Line
ThinkShout, Inc.

This workshop is the first in our four part "Beginner's Guide to Open Source" series. 

This workshop is for people who are completely new to the Command Line. We are going to cover the basic commands and concepts with exercises.

This workshop is designed for MacOS and Linux users. All of the commands should work with Windows PowerShell as well. Please ensure that your Windows machine has the latest version of PowerShell.


Bring: Your laptop and a power charger.

Key Takeaways: 

• Understanding of bash and PowerShell. 

• Ability to use basic command line prompts.

Program 

5:30-6:00 - Doors open 
6:00-7:45 - Introduction to the Command Line 
7:45-8:00 - Pack up + Clean up

Who Should Attend? 

Anyone is welcome to attend, as long as you support our mission and agree to follow our Code of Conduct.

{short} Code of Conduct

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

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Portland Programmer Network - PDX Code Guild Office Hours
PDX Code Guild

Weekly office hours! Meet with the Founder of PDX Code Guild; bring questions about learning to code, changing careers, coder bootcamps, or chat about technology, hiking, and Portland. Open to the public.

Website
Friday
Aug 4, 2017
PDX PHP - Hack And Help
Treehouse

Come join us to work on your own projects. If you are interested in working with other PHP developers, now's your chance! You can build work or personal project or even walk through a tutorial. If you need help there will be people to ask, or if you just want a second opinion, we're there for you too :) come hangout with the awesome PHP community in Portland. Bring a lunch or grab something near by.

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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
Women Who Code Portland - Algorithms Study Night

Come join us for Algorithms Study Night at Code Fellows! We will be working on two problems, an easier starter problem, and then a more complicated one. Any and all skill levels are welcome. At the beginning of the meetup, we will post the questions on the slack channel, and after the meetup, we will post some of the solutions. Use our Slack Invite form if you would like to join Women Who Code, Portland Slack.

This event will repeat first Monday of each month.

{short} Code of Conduct

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

About Women Who Code Portland

Women Who Code is a global nonprofit dedicated to inspiring 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
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.

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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.

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PDXNode
Vacasa

Full details: https://www.meetup.com/pdxnode/events/241731900/

Our incredible speakers for PDXNode August edition are Suz Hinton (@noopkat), and Bret Comnes (@uhhyeahbret)!

Suz will talk about machine learning in Node, and Bret will be share about the amazing choojs frontend framework & choo6 release! (choo.io)

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
Tuesday
Aug 15, 2017
PDX PHP - Hands on with Square for POS
ImpactFlow

Food, give-a-ways, speakers and a great time to network with the fabulous PHP Community!

Hands on with Square for POS

Ever wanted your code to accept payments, not just through e-commerce, but in-person credit card swipe, dips and taps? Now you can! Tristan will be hands-on with how to add ecommerce to your site, build a PHP based point of sale system, and talk about other offerings Square has for PHP developers. 

Tristan works on the Developer Platform team at Square, and got his start in web development working on PHP sites for university student groups. When he isn't at work, Tristan grows backyard succulents in beautiful Oakland, California. 

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
Free Code Camp PDX Hangout
Phase2

Welcome Campers! This is a laid back study/networking session. Bring your laptops and questions . All levels of experience welcome. www.freecodecamp.com

Please rsvp on meetup so we can get a headcount

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
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
Tuesday
Aug 29, 2017
PDX Free Code Camp Hangout (Tuesday Night Edition!)
Simple

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

Please RVSP on meetup.com so we can get a headcount

Website
Donut.js
Alchemy Code Lab

Schedule

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

Details

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

Every Month

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

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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
Portland Ruby Brigade - Monthly meeting
New Relic

We'll have pizza & beer starting at 6pm, so stop by early if you want to have dinner and socialize before the presentations.

PRESENTATIONS 7pm-9pm

After presentations we'll have more socializing time. 

Check Calagator for more info.

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
Tuesday
Sep 19, 2017
PDX PHP - PHP TestFest!
ImpactFlow

There will be food and participation, so bring a computer!

PHP TestFest seeks to create more PHP core contributors by introducing PHP programmers to the PHP language test suite, teaching them how to write phpttests. From September through December, 2017, groups worldwide will meet physically or virtually to learn how to write and contribute phpt tests. You don’t have to be a C genius—in fact, you don’t need to know C at all to contribute.1 If you can write a few lines of PHP, you can write a phpt test.

PHP TestFest wouldn’t be complete without prizes. We’re still working out the details, so we’ll announce prizes and how to win them soon.

This kick-off meeting will be a mini-hackathon which will include information on setting up your environment and how to write and contribute phpt tests. We'll be able to continue working on our test together in the slack channel and at other meetups, so you'll want to get started with us now!!!

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Friday
Sep 22, 2017
Devsigner Conference 2017
through University Place Hotel & Convention Center

Join us in Portland, OR, for our 4th year of inspirational sessions and educational workshops, cross-pollinating our diverse community of creatives, developers and front-end engineers.

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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
Women Who Code Portland - Networking Night @ AWS Portland

***** NOTE: Please RSVP on Eventbrite. Everyone will need to be registered on Eventbrite to attend the attend. *****


Women Who Code Portland is thrilled to announce that our September Networking Night is being hosted by AWS Elemental, at their new office in downtown Portland! AWS Elemental is an Amazon Web Services company that combines deep video expertise with the power and scale of the cloud to provide nimble, flexible software-based video processing and delivery solutions.

The event will be focused around the theme: Customer Obsession - The Art of Working Backwards. Speakers will demonstrate how they use their company's leadership principle, “Customer Obsession,” with their internal customers: their employees.

This month, we are featuring a tech talk from AWS Training and Certification, a demo from AWS Elemental and two distinguished Amazonians sharing their experiences at the company.


Agenda

5:30 – 6:15 - Doors Open + Networking

6:15 – 6:30 - Intro from Women Who Code & AWS Elemental

6:30 - 6:45 - Demo from AWS Elemental

6:45 - 7:00 - Tech Talk from AWS Training and Certification

7:00 - 7:20 - Two distinguished Amazonians will speak about their experience at Amazon with Q&A from attendees

8:20 – 8:30 - More Networking + Closing Remarks


About AWS Elemental

AWS Elemental solutions give video providers the power to quickly, easily and economically deploy and scale workflows and focus on what matters: transforming ideas into compelling content that captivates viewers.


About AWS

In 2006, Amazon Web Services (AWS) began offering IT infrastructure services to businesses in the form of web services -- now commonly known as cloud computing. Today, Amazon Web Services provides a highly reliable, scalable, low-cost infrastructure platform in the cloud that powers hundreds of thousands of businesses in 190 countries around the world. With data center locations in the U.S., Europe, Brazil, Singapore, Japan, and Australia, customers across all industries are taking advantage of agile, low cost, flexible and secure AWS technology platform.


About Women Who Code Portland

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


Our {short} Code of Conduct

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

Website
Donut.js
Alchemy Code Lab

Announcements

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

Schedule

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

Details

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

Every Month

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

Website
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
Portland Ruby Brigade - Senior Rubyists AMA
New Relic

Senior Rubyists AMA (tech, careers, "people stuff", whatever)

In lieu of a formal presentation, this month we're having a panel of senior Rubyists available to answer your questions! What kind of questions, you ask? GREAT QUESTION! This is an "Ask Me Anything" session, so as long as you stay within the bounds of our Code of Conduct, you can ask us... well, anything! OO design, job hunting etiquette, stupid Ruby tricks, Japanese calligraphy, gaming, baking, 3D printing... anything! (We may not actually be able to answer baking questions, though.)

The AMA starts right after the 7pm announcements and ends when we run out of questions or panelists!

We'll have pizza & beer starting at 6pm, so stop by early if you want to have dinner and socialize before the presentations.

AMA 7pm-9pm

After presentations we'll have more socializing time. 

Check Calagator for more info.

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
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
PHPDX - Procedural Code to Testable Code
Graybox

Join us for food, learning and a great time to network with the fabulous PHP Community!

Kurtis Holsapple presents Procedural Code to Testable Code

During this talk we'll look at how we can transform existing PHP code to cover it with a few unit tests. If you've never written a test, or want to see how we can cover a legacy code base with a brand new test suite, we'll be doing it live! We'll start with a basic contact form and build out a brand new testing setup based on PHP Unit and Composer, and when we're done we'll try to build out additional functionality all covered by unit tests.

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
Web Audio PDX - Web Audio PDX #4 – The Amazing AudioWorklet!
Mozilla

🔊 Welcome to WebAudioPDX 🔊

We're here to build a conversation and collaborate with people in Portland (and abroad) who're interested in Web Audio! 


Our first few meetups have been organizational & focused on gathering a core group of awesome individuals who're excited to build meaningful projects together. In October we’re continuing to trend towards learning together, getting active, and are connecting with the folks who implement Web Audio itself!

This month we couldn’t be more excited to welcome Hongchan Choi, who'll be sharing the magic of the AudioWorklet with us!

Hongchan is implementing Web Audio for Google Chrome around the clock, and actively develops the Web Audio API specification itself as a member of the W3C Audio Working Group.


In addition, he’s been building incredible projects like Omnitone (Spatial Audio Rendering on the Web), powerful prototyping tools, and is paving the way for Web Audio to be how we interact with and enjoy sound across the Web.

Here's what he'll be sharing with us this month:

🔊⚡️🔊⚡️🔊


AudioWorklet - "What, Why and How-to"

Summary: "What is AudioWorklet and why do we need it?" To answer this question, the context and background of AudioWorklet project will be discussed. In the later part, the advantage of AudioWorkletNode over ScriptProcessorNode will be presented with the hands-on demo. Also the talk is followed by several topics around AudioWorklet such as thread priority, garbage collection and WASM.

🔊⚡️🔊⚡️🔊


Have a project to share?
Bring your current projects to share and get everyone stoked about them! If you have a demo you'd like to share–we'd love to see it! We hope to help each other out with encouragement, code, and helpful feedback.

Are you a musician?
If you're a musician and not a programmer, and are interested in the internet of music and/or music tech, please come join us! We'd really love to talk with you and share perspectives!

🎉 See you there! 🎉

Missed the last couple meetups? No prob. These docs will get you up to speed! :D 
• Introduction to WebAudioPDX presentation Notes 
• Initial Meeting Notes

Website
Wednesday
Oct 25, 2017
Women Who Code PDX - JavaScript Study Night
Metal Toad

Women Who Code Portland

var studyNight = {


what: 'A night for studying JavaScript and all its wonders. Come work on a project, do some exercises or tutorials, pair program, or absorb by osmosis.',

when: '5:30-8pm, on the 4th Wednesday each month',

where: 'Metal Toad',

who: 'Anyone so long as you agree to follow our Code of Conduct.',

attendees: []

studyNight.attendees.push('you');

Translation:

Come study at JavaScript Study Night! Bring a project, a problem to debug, or follow along with a walkthrough. 

You can also take a look at our github repository for links to other exercises and resources: https://github.com/wwcodeportland/study-nights/tree/master/javascript-study-nights

By coming to JS Study Night, you agree to follow our Code of Conduct.

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

Website
Donut.js October 2017
Alchemy Code Lab

Announcements

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

Schedule

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

Details

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

Every Month

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

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
Saturday
Nov 4, 2017
Web Development 2
Free Geek

Learn how to publish and maintain a multi-page web site and enhance your design with CSS! This class builds on the lessons learned in the Web Development 1 class. It covers the text editor, web hosting, file uploading, project file organization, and intermediate CSS.

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
Women Who Code Portland - Algorithms Study Night
Alchemy Code Lab

Come join us for Algorithms Study Night at Code Fellows! We will be working on two problems, an easier starter problem, and then a more complicated one. Any and all skill levels are welcome. At the beginning of the meetup, we will post the questions on the slack channel, and after the meetup, we will post some of the solutions. Use our Slack Invite form if you would like to join Women Who Code, Portland Slack.

This event will repeat first Monday of each month.

{short} Code of Conduct

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

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 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.

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
Portland Ruby Brigade - Monthly meeting
New Relic

We'll have pizza & beer starting at 6pm, so stop by early if you want to have dinner and socialize before the presentations. After presentations we'll have more socializing time.

PRESENTATIONS 7pm-9pm

Pragmatic Microservices, by Randy Shoup, VPE @ Stitch Fix

If you are considering, or in the process of, moving to microservices, you probably want to come to this event. Randy Shoup, a 25-year tech veteran in Silicon Valley, will share his insights into whether and when an organization should consider migrating to microservices and how to do that successfully, referencing examples from Google, eBay, Stitch Fix, as well as many smaller organizations he has worked with.

The Talk

One of the most powerful trends in software today is building large systems out of composable microservices. Many large-scale web companies have migrated over time to this architecture – and for good reason. But, as with any powerful technique, microservices come with their own brand of tradeoffs, and it is important to be aware of them before deciding whether they are appropriate in any particular case. They are not for every scale of problem, for every stage of company, or for every team.

This session takes a pragmatic approach to microservices, and compares them to the alternatives at different stages of company evolution. Using examples from Google, eBay, and Stitch Fix, as well as from smaller organizations, it makes practical suggestions about whether, when, and how an organization should consider adopting a microservices architecture. Assuming microservices are the appropriate choice, it outlines an experience-based, incremental approach to making a successful re-architecture to microservices.


Dana Scheider

Dana Scheider will speak about executive dysfunction, a set of cognitive/psychological conditions that affect the brain's planning and organization functions. These conditions affect a lot of neurodivergent folks and a lot of people who have them don't even know what they are. The talk discusses what executive dysfunction is and how to deal with these conditions as an affected individual or someone who has to work with one.

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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.

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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!

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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]

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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
Thursday
Nov 16, 2017
Women Who Code Portland - Networking Night @ CDK Global
CDK Global, Inc

This month's networking night is a partnership between ChickTech and Women Who Code - we're delighted to bring our two communities together.

Our November Networking Night will be hosted by CDK Global, the largest global provider of integrated IT and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail industry. This month's theme is Growing Technically and Professionally, and we have a fantastic speaker panel lined up!

We are thrilled to invite you to a fun evening of talks from experienced technical women, networking, and food + drinks. This month, we are featuring a five talks from five CDK software engineers, each of whom have diverse background and different seniority levels. Together, the engineers will create a framework for becoming a stronger technical team member, from breaking into the industry to developing a more advanced skill set on the job. Come enjoy conversations, Q&A session and the company of fellow software engineers.

Agenda
5:00 - 6:00pm: Networking + Drinks
6:00 - 6:15pm: Intro from ChickTech + Women Who Code 
6:15 - 6:30pm: Welcome from CDK Global
6:30 - 7:30pm: Growing Technically and Professionally: Five talks from the female engineers of CDK
7:30 - 8:00pm: Networking + Closing Remarks

Speakers and Topics:

Danielle Hubbard (Software Engineer III): Angular Debugging
In this talk, Danielle Hubbard will review common issues that developers face in AngularJS apps and how to fix (and prevent) them. She'll also cover Angular and JavaScript development tips, such as how to debug in the console.

Carrie Eremenis (Software Engineer IV): #TheirCDKSummer
Senior engineer Claire Eremenis speaks about the CDK Summer Internship program, where CDK helped launch the technology career of college students. She'll provide advice on gaining your own internship, and how to enhance your own professional bio through summer intern mentorship.

Claire Mears (Software Engineer I): Growing as a New Team Member
When you are new to a team, taking risks and self-growth can be difficult. This talk explores how to find that balance and become a strong member of a new team.

Shivani Wanjara (Software Engineer II): Culture and Diversity at CDK
CDK prides itself on creating a diverse team and a learning culture. This talk explore how to create an open and friendly culture, where engineers feel comfortable asking questions and junior engineers are encouraged to work with seniors and learn from them. 

Mahija Daliparthi (Software Engineer I): Starting your Career as a Software Engineer
Landing a job as a software engineer can be difficult. Mahjia Daliparthi shares her own personal story of becoming an engineer, busting myths about computer science and coding, and providing tactics that have helped her so far. This talk will cover learning how to learn fast, how best to spend free time at work, and becoming a sponge - absorb and absorb!


About CDK Global
CDK Global is the largest global provider of integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail industry. We provide auto dealer software for truck, motorcycle, marine and RV from advertising to the sale, finance & insurance and service & parts of a vehicle.

About ChickTech
ChickTech is a multi-generational j/nonprofit dedicated to retaining women in the technology workforce and increasing the number of women and girls pursuing technology-based careers. In Portland, we lead technology events for middle school girls, high school girls, and career level folks! Join us for future ChickTech Portland career events including technical classessocial events, and our signature conference ACT-W (achieving career advancement for technical women. 

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.

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

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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!

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Saturday
Nov 18, 2017
Web Development 2
Free Geek

Learn how to publish and maintain a multi-page web site and enhance your design with CSS! This class builds on the lessons learned in the Web Development 1 class. It covers the text editor, web hosting, file uploading, project file organization, and intermediate CSS.

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Tuesday
Nov 21, 2017
PHPDX - Up and Running with Symfony 4
Graybox

Food, learning and a great time to network with the fabulous PHP Community! Make sure you join us for the after party! (aka kanging out at Produce Row Cafe)

This week Robert Parker will give us a tour of the BRAND NEW Symfony 4. Learn the basics of the Symfony framework that powers sites like crunchyroll. We will be building a simple website demonstrating features like Symfony Flex, routing, dependency injection, and object relational mapping. Bring your laptop and follow along!

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

Announcements

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

Schedule

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

Details

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

Every Month

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

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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.

Website
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]

Website
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]


Website
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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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]


Website
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.

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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!

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Tuesday
Dec 19, 2017
PHPDX - Monthly Meetup
Graybox

Stay tuned for further details. Expect food, speakers and a great time to network with the fabulous PHP Community!

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Front End PDX - Monthly Front End PDX Meetup
Connective DX

Unfortunately, tonight's speaker Micah and his family have come down with the flu, and he will not be able to speak tonight. We'll still hold the meetup, but we'll set up for a Bring Your Own Project night: bring a project to share (or get help with), or come ready to give help to others.
We're working on rescheduling Micah for February. We'll leave the talk description up for now to give you an idea of what's coming.

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For the final Meetup of 2017, we welcome back Micah Godbolt to talk design systems!

About the talk:
HTML and CSS are all you need to create a Design System that unifies the visual appearance of your products, but as soon as you want to create consistent behavior between applications, you'll need to turn to JavaScript. More often than not, using a modern framework such as React, Vue, or Angular will save you lots of time, and keep you from reinventing the wheel.

In this talk, I will discuss how moving interactivity into the Design System is not only a good choice today, but is most certainly how you will be creating Design Systems in the future. I'll also be discussing the React-powered Design System I've been helping to create which powers a few apps you might have heard of, including SharePoint, OneDrive, and Outlook for the web.

About the speaker:
Micah Godbolt, a Senior Design Developer at Microsoft, is a Front-end Architect, author, speaker, trainer, blogger and developer from the Portland area.

Event Details

​Food, drinks, and conversation beginning at 6:30. The talk begins around 7:00.

Parking is available in the parking lot directly across the street from the Connective DX office on Pettygrove. There are also bike racks available just inside the entrance to the building.

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Portland Java User Group (PJUG) - Social Night
Base Camp Brewing

This meeting will be a little different. There will be no microphones or projectors but everyone is encouraged to talk about a project they find interesting or show something they're building. Participation is totally optional but we hope to hear about any side projects you're working on, because a lot of times the most interesting things we build are built when we're supposed to be doing something else!

Presentations are intended to be brief 5-10 minute talks.

Agenda:

• How to build a mashup using data on recreation.gov (http://recreation.gov/)

• How to learn business acumen by freelancing software dev skills

If you've got something you'd like to talk about, send us a direct message so we can add it to the agenda.

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Wednesday
Dec 20, 2017
Blockstack Portland - Blockstack Holiday Meetup
Nedspace

• What we'll do
We'll do a quick intro to Blockstack, and then use the rest of the time socialization, food, fun, swag. Tell us what you're working on!

• What to bring
A laptop, if you want to install Blockstack.

• Important to know

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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.

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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!

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Tuesday
Jan 2
Portland Ruby Brigade - BUSINESS MEETING
New Relic

We'll have pizza & beer starting at 6pm, so stop by early if you want to have dinner and socialize before the meeting. After the meeting we'll have more socializing time.

Business Meeting 7pm-9pm

In lieu of presentations, we'll have a business meeting to discuss the future of PDX.rb. Come prepared to volunteer to keep this group going!

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Tuesday
Jan 9
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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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

Website
Thursday
Jan 11
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.

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Portland ReactJS - Portland ReactJs w/ Remote Talks: React + Serverless by David Wells, and more
New Relic

• What we'll do
Please note: this is a Thursday meetup and we will be meeting on the **27th** floor!

-=== Proposed Schedule ===-

David Wells: React + Serverless

Developer @ https://serverless.com/
https://twitter.com/DavidWells

Come learn how to build a robust multi-stage React application backed by a Serverless API, complete with user authentication & protected routes. 💸
He will walk through using React, AWS Lambda, custom authorizers, and Auth0 JWTs to create an infinitely scalable, pay per execution full stack app.
Open Source Repo: https://github.com/serverless/forms-service

Live Stream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGrGce6-cX4

-=== Event Details ===-

New Relic (http://newrelic.com/) has graciously offered their event space to host our meeting this month. If you are new to the group, welcome! We hope that you find this community a friendly and open one. To new and existing members, please take a look at the code of conduct (https://github.com/portland-react-js/meetup/blob/master/code-of-conduct.md) for our group.

-=== Other ===-

As a reminder, we're on Slack! You can join us here http://portlandreactjs.herokuapp.com to chat with other Reactivists all talking and helping each other with React!

• What to bring

• Important to know

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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!

Website
Saturday
Jan 13
Web Development 2
Free Geek

Learn how to publish and maintain a multi-page web site and enhance your design with CSS! This class builds on the lessons learned in the Web Development 1 class. It covers the text editor, web hosting, file uploading, project file organization, and intermediate CSS.

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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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Tuesday
Jan 16
PHPDX - Monthly Meetup
Graybox

Stay tuned for further details. Expect food, speakers and a great time to network with the fabulous PHP Community!

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PHPDX - Managing your Environment Variables
Graybox

Pizza, Presentation and Personal growth with the fabulous PHP Community!

This month Alena Holligan will be sharing with us about how to handle the variables specific to the environment you use: Development, QA, Production, etc. WHAT are the, WHY should you use them, WHERE do you put them, and HOW are they used. As an added bonus, Environmental Variables are not limited to PHP!

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Thursday
Jan 18
Web Development 1
Free Geek

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

Website
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!

Website
Thursday
Jan 25
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.

Website
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
Tuesday
Jan 30
Google Development Group (GDG) PDX Meetup - Tell great data stories with Data Studio
eBay Community Lounge

• What we'll do
Come and explore how to tell great data stories to support better business decisions using Google Cloud Data Studio. Google Data Studio turns your data into informative dashboards and reports that are easy to read, easy to share, and fully customizable. Dashboarding allows you to tell great data stories to support better business decisions. Easily access all the data sources you need to understand your business and make better decisions. Transform your raw data into the dimensions, metrics, and calculations you need — no code or queries required. Harness the collective wisdom of your team. Share and collaborate in real time. Work together quickly, from anywhere.

• What to bring

• Important to know

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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
Saturday
Feb 17
Web Development 1
Free Geek

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

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Tuesday
Feb 20
CANCELED PHPDX - Server Provisioning and Configuration
Graybox

Due to weather this meetup is canceled

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Thursday
Feb 22
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
Tuesday
Feb 27
Donut.js February 2018
Alchemy Code Lab

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

Schedule

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

Details

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

Our Nonprofit Beneficiary

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

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Thursday
Mar 8
Ask A Dev - Ask a Dev Portland
Palio Coffee and Dessert House

• What we'll do
You know the feeling. Cache-clearing refreshes, stale coffee, tufts of hair. There has to be a better way. Someone must know what I'm doing wrong.

Whether you're a new programmer, a veteran exploring a new language, or a tech-adverse soul lost in a sea of WYSIWYG site generators, we're here to help. Join us for a few hours every week as we answer your frustrations.

It's free mentorship from local programmers.

• What to bring


• Important to know

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Thursday
Mar 15
Web Development 1
Free Geek

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

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Ask A Dev - Ask A Dev Portland
Custom House/WeWork

Free mentoring from local programmers.

Whether you're a new programmer, a veteran exploring a new language, or a tech-adverse soul lost in a sea of WYSIWYG site generators, we're here to help. Join us for a few hours every other week as we answer your frustrations.

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Friday
Mar 23
Women Who Code Portland - IoT Hackathon 2018
through Puppet

Our IoT Hackathon is coming back the weekend of March 23-25, 2018! For the full event description is available on Eventbrite.

This event is geared towards women but we also welcome everyone who supports our mission of inspiring women to excel in technology careers. The goal of the hackathon is to gain new programming skills, have fun, and work in teams to build sustainability solutions. This year's theme is Sustainable Futures.

We welcome your expertise at this event, whether you are a developer, designer, product manager, project manager, data scientist, business analyst, or marketing professional. You will be working in teams of 4-6 to come up with the next great IoT solution. This hackathon is geared towards all skill levels. If this is your first hackathon, you will fit right in! If you are a seasoned professional ready to lead a dedicated team, this event is also for you!

The event cost is $25 for all hackathon participants and they include food throughout the weekend, WWCode swag, giveaways, and prizes for the winners. We have scholarships available for anyone who is a student, under-employed, or in need of financial assistance. Please visit the full event post on Eventbrite for more information.

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Tuesday
Mar 27
Donut.js March 2018
Alchemy Code Lab

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

Schedule

  • 6:00 — Arrive, eat donuts, and socialize!
  • 6:30 — Opening Remarks
  • 6:40 — Danielle Heberling: Yinzer’s First Alexa Skill
  • 7:00 — Lizzi Lindboe: How Functional Programming Can Be Useful for You
  • 7:20 — Intermission!
  • 7:40 — Josh Marinacci: I am VR and So Can You!
  • 8:00 — Meet people and eat more donuts!

Details

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

Our Nonprofit Beneficiary

Every month we donate our proceeds to a local nonprofit. This month’s beneficiary is the Sexual Assault Resource Center, a local organization promoting social justice by eliminating sexual violence in our community through education, support, and advocacy.

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Thursday
Mar 29
Ask A Dev Portland
Custom House/WeWork

Free mentoring from local programmers.

Whether you're a new programmer, a veteran exploring a new language, or a tech-adverse soul lost in a sea of WYSIWYG site generators, we're here to help. Join us for a few hours every other week as we answer your frustrations.

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Thursday
Apr 5
Ask a Dev Portland
Custom House/WeWork

Welcome Startup Week!

We offer free mentoring from local programmers.

Whether you're a new programmer, a veteran exploring a new language, or a tech-adverse soul lost in a sea of WYSIWYG site generators, we're here to help. Join us for a few hours every other week as we answer your frustrations.

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Friday
Apr 6
PHPDX - Hack And Help
Treehouse

Come join us to work on your own projects. If you are interested in working with other PHP developers, now's your chance! You can build work or personal projects or even walk through a tutorial. If you need help there will be people to ask, or if you just want a second opinion, we're there for you too! :) Come hangout with the awesome PHP community in Portland. Bring a lunch or grab something near by.

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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.

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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.

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Tuesday
Apr 17
PHPDX - Answering Search Challenges with AWS CloudSearch
Graybox

Pizza, learning and a great time to network with the fabulous PHP Community!

Does your site have a good search mechanism? Does it offer adequate quality for results? Is it a sustainable solution for the foreseeable scale required by your site? This week Chris Irvine will share experiences from a recent project, where he converted a site's traditional search method over to a search service, specifically AWS CloudSearch. Key topics will be:

What can go wrong with typical RDBMS based search solutions?
What is a search service? What does AWS CloudSearch offer specifically?
Live demo: Setup a sample search domain and explore available features
A look at the AWS PHP SDK
Case study: Walk through implementation details for a given site
How much improvement did we measure? What didn't work?
Lessons learned, the good and bad of The Cloud.

Chris Irvine is a Senior Technology Consultant and founder at Threeprong.com LLC, specializing in performance tuning, B2B integration, and custom workgroup solutions. He's local to the Portland area and a PSU alum. His professional experience includes management roles in multiple industries, and numerous development and database environments. Much of his recent projects have been in PHP/MySQL, Python, and also the FileMaker workgroup and mobile platforms.

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Wednesday
Apr 18
CleanWeb Portland - Cleanweb Portland: Solar Mass Production, Cleanweb Planning
eBay

Join us to kick off The CleanWeb’s entry into Portland, brainstorming the schedule of speakers, events and venues we want to host during this coming year. Ravi Mikkelsen will share the vision and mission for The CleanWeb, a growing network of sustainability startups, accelerators, and investors. Jason will introduce himself, his Portland-based startups, the Sustainabilist and Sustainable Conferences, and more importantly we'll get to meet each other!

There will be a short talk on how to apply mass-production methodologies to the installation of solar.

We will bring the drinks and food, please bring yourselves, a business card, and your great ideas for the coming year.

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Thursday
Apr 19
Web Development 1
Free Geek

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

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Ask A Dev - Ask A Dev Portland
Custom House/WeWork

Free mentoring from local programmers.

Whether you're a new programmer, a veteran exploring a new language, or a tech-adverse soul lost in a sea of WYSIWYG site generators, we're here to help. Join us for a few hours every other week as we answer your frustrations.

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Saturday
Apr 21
Web Development 1
Free Geek

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

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Tuesday
Apr 24
Donut.js April 2018
Alchemy Code Lab

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

Schedule

  • 6:00 - Arrive, socialize, eat tasty donuts and snacks!
  • 6:30 - Opening Remarks
  • 6:45 - Sandya Sankarram (@sandyaaaas) — Learnings from Going Local(e)
  • 7:00 - Intermission!
  • 7:15 - Ryan Kubik (@ryrykubes) — HTML5 Game Development with Phaser
  • 7:30 - Intermission!
  • 7:45 - Noelle Daley (@elnoelle) — Self Help: You’re Already Doing It
  • 8:00 - Meet people and eat more donuts!

Details

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

Our Nonprofit Beneficiary

Every month we donate our proceeds to a local nonprofit. This month’s beneficiary is the Portland Meet Portland, a local organization that ‘welcomes and befriends immigrants and refugees, enriching community by creating mutually beneficial mentoring opportunities and dialogue that promote cross-cultural learning, enhance work skills and build trust.

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Tuesday
May 1
Portland Ruby Brigade - Monthly meeting
New Relic

We'll have pizza & beer starting at 6pm, so stop by early if you want to have dinner and socialize before the presentations. Also, be sure to give yourself a few minutes to sign-in as a visitor at New Relic.

PRESENTATIONS 6:30pm-8:30pm

  • Chris Krailo - Level Up; everything you should know outside of coding
  • Jared White - Stimulus JS, Webpack, & Rails

After presentations we'll have more socializing time.

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Thursday
May 3
Ask A Dev - Ask A Dev Portland
Marmoset Music

Free mentoring from local programmers.

Whether you're a new programmer, a veteran exploring a new language, or a tech-adverse soul lost in a sea of WYSIWYG site generators, we're here to help. Join us for a few hours every other week as we answer your frustrations.

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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.

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Tuesday
May 15
Portland Java User Group (PJUG) - How to Protect against Deserialization Attacks
Oracle Portland

Insecure deserialization is one of the most critical web application security risks, yet it is by no means a new vulnerability category. Data serialization and deserialization have been used widely in applications, services and frameworks, with many programming languages supporting them natively. Deserialization got more attention recently as a potential vehicle to conduct several types of attacks: data tampering, authentication bypass, privilege escalation, various injections and, finally, remote code execution. Two recent vulnerabilities in Apache Commons and Apache Struts, both allowing remote code execution, helped raise awareness of this risk.

We will discuss how data serialization and deserialization are used in software, the dangers of deserializing untrusted input, and how to avoid insecure deserialization vulnerabilities.

Speaker:

Alexei Kojenov (https://twitter.com/kojenov) is a Senior Application Security Consultant with years of prior software development experience. During his career with IBM, he gradually moved from writing code to breaking code. Since late 2016, Alexei has been working as a consultant at Aspect Security, helping businesses identify and fix vulnerabilities and design secure applications. Aspect Security was recently acquired by Ernst&Young and joined EY Advisory cybersecurity practice.

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Thursday
May 17
Web Development 1
Free Geek

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

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Ask A Dev - Ask A Dev Portland
Marmoset

Free mentoring from local programmers.

Whether you're a new programmer, a veteran exploring a new language, or a tech-adverse soul lost in a sea of WYSIWYG site generators, we're here to help. Join us for a few hours every other week as we answer your frustrations.

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Saturday
May 19
Web Development 1
Free Geek

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

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Tuesday
May 29
Women Who Code Portland - Tech Stories: Women Sharing Their Journeys with Crystal Martin
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 Women Who Code Portland and LaunchCode
4:05 – 4:25 PM – Crystal shares her tech journey
4:25 – 4:45 PM – Q&A from the audience

OUR SPEAKER

Crystal is a Salesforce Development Consultant at Slalom, a Co-Organizer of Strange Loop Conference, and diversity in tech/business advocate. As a Detroit Public Schools graduate, Crystal is passionate about equal access to education at all levels. She came to St. Louis as a 2010 Teach For America Corps Member and taught middle school math in St. Louis Public Schools for four years. After her time in the classroom, she wanted to explore a career that would allow her to bring together her love for creativity, science, and community and technology was just that! Crystal likes to call herself a “developing developer”, she’s a lifetime learner and is currently digging into JavaScript and Salesforce and fighting the patriarchy and imposter syndrome one key stroke at a time. She holds a B.S. in Nutritional Sciences from Michigan State University and an M.Ed. in Secondary Education from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, which goes to show, college degrees matter, but they really don’t.

{short} CODE OF CONDUCT

By dialing in to this event, you agree to our Code of Conduct. Women Who Code (WWCode) is dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste, or creed.

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Thursday
May 31
Ask A Dev - Ask A Dev Portland
Marmoset

Free mentoring from local programmers.

Whether you're a new programmer, a veteran exploring a new language, or a tech-adverse soul lost in a sea of WYSIWYG site generators, we're here to help. Join us for a few hours every other week as we answer your frustrations.

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Tuesday
Jun 5
Portland Ruby Brigade - Monthly meeting
New Relic

We'll have pizza & beer starting at 6pm, so stop by early if you want to have dinner and socialize before the presentations. Also, be sure to give yourself a few minutes to sign-in as a visitor at New Relic.

PRESENTATIONS 6:30pm-8:30pm

  • Andrew Accuardi giving a Rubyist perspective over the first 300 hours of full-time Elixir dev
  • Brian “Brixen” Shirai giving a lightning talk on microservices
  • Dana Scheider with a lightning talk overview of her new project InView

After presentations we'll have more socializing time.

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Wednesday
Jun 6
Women Who Code Portland - DevOps Study Night: Scripting & Automation
Vevo

Welcome to our DevOps Study Night!

This month's theme: Scripting and Automation

Throughout 2018, the WWC PDX study nights will weave through an introductory overview of systems administration. This month, we'll 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 occur on the first Wednesday of each month.

Come prepared with:
* Laptop/Computer

For the demo/workshop, we'll be working in Google Cloud Platform, so you'll want to sign up for an account (it's free!): https://cloud.google.com
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HAVE YOU JOINED OUR SLACK COMMUNITY?

Fill out this form to request an invite: bit.ly/wwcpdx-slack

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GITHUB

Our Github repository for links to resources: https://github.com/wwcodeportland/study-nights/tree/master/devops . It's lightweight right now but we will add to it in the coming months.

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By coming to the DevOps Study Night, you are agreeing to follow our Code of Conduct: https://github.com/WomenWhoCode/guidelines-resources/blob/master/code_of_conduct.md (aka be a good human).

{SHORT} CODE OF CONDUCT

Women Who Code (WWCode) is dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste, or creed. Our events are intended to inspire women to excel in technology careers, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or event participants in any form. Our Code of Conduct (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).

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Saturday
Jun 9
Check out how to Make Music with JavaScript and Node.js Join us on Zoom.
TVF&R Station 67

Join us online for desktop or mobile at https://zoom.us/j/7891236789

We'll have a demo of the Github project Scribbletunes that uses JavaScript and Node.js.

Do you want to learn and share your passion in a supportive community? Knowledge Mavens is an ethos of sharing, creativity, and inspiration.

Our Meetup provides an opportunity to "Show and Tell" followed by a feedback and Q&A. You'll have the opportunity to share with our channels such as Meetup, GitHub, YouTube, and Facebook to connect with more passionate people.

The second half of our session we'll collaborate on new topics. The winner wins an award for the most interesting topic and the opportunity to share in an upcoming session.

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Wednesday
Jun 13
Women Who Code Portland - JavaScript Study Night
Act-On Software

var studyNight = {

what: 'A night for studying JavaScript and all its wonders. Come work on a project, do some exercises or tutorials, pair program, or absorb by osmosis.',

when: '5:30-8pm, on the 2nd Wednesday each month',

where: 'Act On Software',

who: 'Anyone so long as you agree to follow our Code of Conduct.',

attendees: []

};

studyNight.attendees.push('you');

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Translation:

Come study at JavaScript Study Night! Bring a project, a problem to debug, or follow along with a walkthrough. You can also take a look at our github repository for links to other exercises and resources: https://github.com/wwcodeportland/study-nights/tree/master/javascript-study-nights

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. Their company headquarters is located in Portland, OR, in the Bank of America building. They are currently hiring for several engineering and customer support (tiers 1, 2, and 3) roles. Please visit their careers page for more information on their open positions: https://www.act-on.com/careers/listings/#Portland

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By coming to JS Study Night, you agree to follow our Code of Conduct (https://github.com/WomenWhoCode/guidelines-resources/blob/master/code_of_conduct.md).

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

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Thursday
Jun 14
Ask A Dev - Ask A Dev Portland
Marmoset

Free mentoring from local programmers.

Whether you're a new programmer, a veteran exploring a new language, or a tech-adverse soul lost in a sea of WYSIWYG site generators, we're here to help. Join us for a few hours every other week as we answer your frustrations.

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Saturday
Jun 16
Web Development 1
Free Geek

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

Website
Monday
Jun 18
Women Who Code Portland - 4th Anniversary Celebration

On Monday, June 18th, Women Who Code Portland will be celebrating 4 years in Portland! 🥂 Join us for our 4th Anniversary Celebration, an evening of networking, great talks, giveaways, and delicious food and drinks, hosted by New Relic.

The theme and the speakers will be announced in the next few weeks leading up to the event! Stay tuned!

For security reasons, all attendees are required to RSVP on Eventbrite: https://wwcode-4th-anniversary.eventbrite.com

PROGRAM

5:30 - 6:00 - Doors open & Networking Activity
6:00 - 6:30 - Welcome from Women Who Code Portland + Sponsors
6:30 - 7:30 - Distinguished Panel
7:30 - 8:30 - Networking

GIVEAWAYS + PRIZES

As a thank you to our wonderful members, we will have an awesome Women Who Code t-shirt to give away to our first 100 attendees and we will be raffling conference tickets and other cool prizes to all attendees.

CODE OF CONDUCT

Women Who Code (WWCode) is dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste, or creed. Our events are intended to inspire women to excel in technology careers, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or event participants in any form. Our Code of Conduct (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 submit an incident report form (http://bit.ly/wwcode-incident-report).

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.

For security reasons, all attendees are required to RSVP on Eventbrite: https://wwcode-4th-anniversary.eventbrite.com

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Tuesday
Jun 26
Donut.js June 2018
Alchemy Code Lab

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

Schedule

  • 6:00 - Arrive, socialize, eat tasty donuts and snacks!
  • 6:30 - Opening Remarks
  • 6:45 - Danielle Robinson (@daniellecrobins) — Everything I Know About Public Speaking I Learned from (Private Room) Karaoke
  • 7:00 - 10-minute break!
  • 7:15 - Miki Demeter (@theDawgCr8) — Choosing Better Open Source Components for Your Project
  • 7:30 - 10-minute break!
  • 7:45 - Justin Falcone (@modernserf) — One Hundred Years of JavaScript
  • 8:00 - Meet people and eat more donuts!

Details

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

Our Nonprofit Beneficiary

Every month we donate our proceeds to a local nonprofit. This month’s beneficiary is Sisters of the Road, a nonprofit Cafe in Portland’s Old Town/Chinatown neighborhood working to create systemic change that will end poverty and homelessness by providing nourishing meals in a safe, dignified space.

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Thursday
Jun 28
Ask A Dev - Ask A Dev Portland
Marmoset

Free mentoring from local programmers.

Whether you're a new programmer, a veteran exploring a new language, or a tech-adverse soul lost in a sea of WYSIWYG site generators, we're here to help. Join us for a few hours every other week as we answer your frustrations.

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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!

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Tuesday
Jul 3
Portland Ruby Brigade - Monthly meeting
New Relic

We'll have pizza & beer starting at 6pm, so stop by early if you want to have dinner.

Special Note! No presentations this month, instead:

6:00-6:30 - Hack & Help.

6:30-7:30 - Business Meeting to decide the Speaker Organizer for the next 6ish months.

7:30ish-8 - Socializing and Coding afterwards

8ish - ? - Bailey’s Taproom

Bring your laptop!

Presentations are returning in August.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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Thursday
Jul 12
Ask A Dev - Ask A Dev Portland
Marmoset

Free mentoring from local programmers.

Whether you're a new programmer, a veteran exploring a new language, or a tech-adverse soul lost in a sea of WYSIWYG site generators, we're here to help. Join us for a few hours every other week as we answer your frustrations.

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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

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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!

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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

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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!

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Thursday
Jul 26
Ask A Dev - Ask A Dev Portland

Free mentoring from local programmers.

Whether you're a new programmer, a veteran exploring a new language, or a tech-adverse soul lost in a sea of WYSIWYG site generators, we're here to help. Join us for a few hours every other week as we answer your frustrations.

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Tuesday
Jul 31
Donut.js July 2018
Alchemy Code Lab

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

Schedule

  • 6:00 - Arrive, socialize, eat tasty donuts and snacks!
  • 6:30 - Opening Remarks
  • 6:45 - Haile Canton (@hailecanton) — When to Stop Teaching Others and Start Caring For Ourselves
  • 7:00 - 10-minute break!
  • 7:15 - Erik Hansen (@eirkeirkeirk) — Never Type ‘git status’ (And Other Practices of a Frictionless Developer)
  • 7:30 - 10-minute break!
  • 7:45 - Marisa Morby (@marisamorby) — How Design and Data Can Save the World: Urban Planning and the Future of Cities
  • 8:00 - Meet people and eat more donuts!

Details

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

Our Nonprofit Beneficiary

Voz Workers’ Rights Education Project, “a worker-led organization that empowers diverse day laborers and immigrants to improve their working conditions and protect civil rights through leadership development, organizing, education and economic opportunity.”

http://portlandvoz.org/

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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

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Tuesday
Aug 7
PADNUG - Damola 'D' Omotosho: Startup .NET: Stories From the Field!
Intel Hawthorn Farms 3 (HF3) Campus

TBA

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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.

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Portland Ruby Brigade - Monthly meeting
New Relic

We'll have pizza & beer starting at 6pm, so stop by early if you want to have dinner.

PANEL 6:30-8/8:30

Ruby in Portland 2018 Retrospective and 2019 Forecast

  • Michael Smith - Principal Engineer @ Puppet Labs
  • Zach Davis - Chief Technologist @ Cast Iron Coding
  • Lauren Voswinkel - Senior Software Engineer @ New Relic
  • Reid Beels - CTO @ The Dyrt

After the panel please join us at Bailey's Taproom on 213 SW Broadway (3 minute walk) for casual socializing and networking.

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Wednesday
Aug 8
Women Who Code Portland - DevOps Study Night: SysAdmin Series August
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.

This month Stacy will speak and guide us through on high level conversation on Server Security.

Come prepared with:
* Laptop/Computer

For the demo/workshop, we will be working in Google Cloud Platform, so you will want to sign up for an account (it's free!): https://cloud.google.com

About our Speaker:
Stacy is a Senior Security Automation Engineer at Randstad at Nike. She is passionate about fostering a grounding in security, testing, and development best practices. Anyone can learn these skills when they put their mind to it. She likes to foster that mindset in the people she mentors.

She has developed microservices, automation, orchestration and monoliths. She enjoys posing the question "what is devops?" and the ensuing discussion. No two answers are the same.

She enjoys reading man pages for fun, singing in the Aurora Chorus, and running about 20 miles a week.

Thank you vevo for hosting and sponsoring our DevOps study night.
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JOIN US

- Join our Slack community here: 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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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

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Tuesday
Aug 14
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!

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Thursday
Aug 16
Women Who Code Portland - Networking Night @ Mozilla: Women in InfoSec
Mozilla

*** Please sign up via Eventbrite for this event: https://wwcode-mozilla-2018.eventbrite.com ***

Join Women Who Code Portland on Thursday, August 16th for a Networking Night @ Mozilla, with Women in InfoSec as the theme. This event will feature a panel of distinguished and experienced women from the security field. Our panelists will discuss how they initially landed in InfoSec, what the different roles are, and how someone could enter this field. According to the Women's Society of Cyberjutsu (WSC), only 11% of the world's information security workforce are women. With this event, we are aiming to expose more women to the opportunities in InfoSec and hopefully encourage some of our attendees to apply for roles in InfoSec.

Our distinguished panel will feature:

Joan Pepin - Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Auth0
LJ Johnson - Sr. Director, Information Security, Nike
Miki Demeter - Security Researcher, Intel
Moderator: Ann Wallace - Technical Cloud Consultant, Google

⌚️SCHEDULE ⌚️

5:30 – 6:00 PM – Doors Open + Networking
6:00 – 6:15 PM – Welcome from WWCode Portland and Mozilla
6:15 – 7:15 PM – Panel: Women in InfoSec + Q&A from the audience
7:15 - 8:00 PM – Networking + Closing Remarks

👩🏽 OUR SPEAKERS 👩🏽

Joan Pepin is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Auth0. As CISO, Joan is responsible for the holistic security and compliance of Auth0's platform, products, and corporate environment. She brings 20 years of experience to the role, with a career that has spanned a wide variety of industries, including healthcare, manufacturing, defense, ISPs, and MSSPs.

LJ Johnson is a well-known security industry leader within the local Portland community. For the past 20 years, LJ has held several roles within Nike’s Information Security organization as well as holding leadership positions in Business Operations, Organizational Change Management, Global Supply Chain, Application Development and eCommerce. Having a holistic background in both business operations and technology delivery has allowed LJ to deliver security solutions and services with real business results.

Miki Demeter is a Security Researcher at Intel. Her career has encompassed everything from firmware to the application space. In the last eight years, Miki has focused on security as the Security Champion for the Open Source Technology Center @ Intel. In her current position as a Security Researcher, she works on Secure Development Lifecycle governance and as a Product Security Expert for Open Source Software. Miki strives to instill a security first attitude in products, by working with developers to make informed choices when using Open Source.

More information on the speakers is available on the Eventbrite page.

🙅🏼‍♀️CODE OF CONDUCT 🙅🏼‍♀️

Women Who Code (WWCode) is dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste, or creed. Our events are intended to inspire women to excel in technology careers, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or event participants in any form.

Our Code of Conduct (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).

Please sign up via Eventbrite for this event: https://wwcode-mozilla-2018.eventbrite.com

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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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Saturday
Aug 18
Web Development 1
Free Geek

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

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Tuesday
Aug 21
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
Aug 23
Ask A Dev - Ask A Dev Portland
Marmoset

Free mentoring from local programmers.

Whether you're a new programmer, a veteran exploring a new language, or a tech-adverse soul lost in a sea of WYSIWYG site generators, we're here to help. Join us for a few hours every other week as we answer your frustrations.

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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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Saturday
Aug 25
Web Development 2
Free Geek

Learn how to publish and maintain a multi-page web site and enhance your design with CSS! This class builds on the lessons learned in the Web Development 1 class. It covers the text editor, web hosting, file uploading, project file organization, and intermediate CSS.

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Tuesday
Aug 28
Women Who Code Portland - Tech Stories: Women Sharing Their Journeys with Ann Wallace
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 Women Who Code Portland and LaunchCode
4:05 – 4:25 PM – Ann shares her tech journey
4:25 – 4:45 PM – Q&A from the audience

👩🏽 OUR SPEAKER 👩🏽

Ann Wallace is a Technical Cloud Consultant at Google focusing on kubernetes, security and SRE. Before Google, Ann spent 14 years at Nike in various engineering and architecture roles. CloudNOW named her one of the top 10 Women in Cloud in 2015. When not working, Ann can be found traveling and ultra-trail running.

🙅🏼‍♀️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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Donut.js August 2018
Alchemy Code Lab

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

Schedule

  • 6:00 — Arrive, socialize, eat tasty donuts and snacks!
  • 6:30 — Opening Remarks
  • 6:45 — Caleb Taylor (@ctaylo21): How Webpack Works
  • 7:00 — 10-minute break
  • 7:15 — Nisha Kumar (@nishakmr): Bringing Cloud Down to Earth
  • 7:30 — 10-minute break
  • 7:45 — Angela Riggs (@angelariggs_): Creating a Culture of Quality Assurance
  • 8:00 — Meet people and eat more donuts!

Details

  • $10 or $0 in advance at https://donutjs.club/ or at the door. We take cards.
  • Nametags and pronoun stickers will be available at check-in.
  • Donut.js logo stickers and enamel pins also available at check-in.
  • All talks are live-captioned by Mirabai Knight of Steno Knight.
  • Two all-gender, stall-only restrooms are available.
  • Event is on the second floor. Elevator is available.
  • 3.5′-wide physical access lanes will be taped on the floor throughout the venue.
  • We'll have donuts! We have donuts for omnivores from Delicious Donuts and combination gluten-free-vegan donuts from Back to Eden Bakery.
  • A few other snacks (pretzels, vegan+gluten-free chips) will be available.
  • LaCroix soda and water will be available.
  • We have a Code of Conduct and require that all staff, speakers, attendees, and venue staff abide by it: https://donutjs.club/conduct/
  • A hard copy of our Code of Conduct will be posted at the check-in, by the refreshments, and in each of the bathrooms.

Our Nonprofit Beneficiary

Every month we donate our proceeds to a local nonprofit. This month’s beneficiary is Q Center, the largest LGBTQ community center in the Pacific Northwest, supporting the self-actualization and collective empowerment of LGBTQ2SIA+ people of all ages, races, genders and abilities.

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Portland Java User Group (PJUG) - AWS SDK for Java version 2.0
WeWork Pioneer Place

The AWS SDK for Java version 2.0 is a complete re-implementation of the SDK for the Java language. It provides a modern API that leverages the latest capabilities from the Java platform. This presentation will highlight key differences between the V1 API and the V2 API. Also, we will examine the V2 HTTP layer and the updated API for AWS CloudMetrics.
Presenter:

Sean Sullivan is a Principal Software Engineer at the Hudson Bay Company. HBC owns and operates multiple retail businesses, including Saks Fifth Avenue, Lord & Taylor, and TheBay.com. Sean has contributed code to the AWS SDK for Java project on Github. He lives in Portland Oregon.

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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

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Tuesday
Sep 11
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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Friday
Sep 14
Cascadia PHP
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Join us at Cascadia PHP for Developers by Developers. Exceptional speakers. Actionable tactics. Learning for all. Join us for a two-day, three-track conference full of forward-thinking, tactical sessions in PHP, Security, API’s, Dev Ops, web technologies, and more.

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PHPDX - Cascadia PHP Conference
through Portland University Place Hotel

Register here https://www.cascadiaphp.com/register

It’s not just PHP

Conference Breakdown
2 Days
200 attendees
30+ leading speakers from around the globe
3 Tracks
+ “Un-conference”, an additional track of freeform talks
Sponsored social events

Join us at Cascadia PHP for an action packed two-day, three-track conference full of forward-thinking, tactical sessions in PHP, Security, API’s, Dev Ops, web technologies, and more. Check out our Speaker Page for a full lineup of speakers and talks. We’ve also partnered with Twilio to kick off the conference with a Hackathon on Thursday afternoon and a delightful after party on Friday Night.

We are working hard to make this conference as welcoming and accessible as possible. The conference will be held at the University Place Hotel which is very accessible both by public transportation (MAX stop right out front) and as a conference space. We have also negotiated a great rate for those who would like to book a room at the hotel. We will have a nursing mothers room and a quiet room to help all our attendees have the best experience possible. We will also have FREE childcare available so sign up today!! https://www.cascadiaphp.com/register To learn more, start with our Code of Conduct (https://www.cascadiaphp.com/legal/coc) and if you have other concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to email us at [masked].

For our local user groups, we are offering a special discount code when you register today! https://www.cascadiaphp.com/register Enter
ug25-njba in the “promo code” box.

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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
PHPDX - Up to my Eyeballs in Technical Debt!
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**PLEASE NOTE THE DAY HAS CHANGED. We will be meeting on a monday this month. There will still be pizza, learning and networking with the fabulous PHP Community!**

Every decision we make in our projects has the potential to increase or reduce technical debt. While the only way to completely eliminate the debt is to never write any code, there are steps that we as engineers, project managers, and project stakeholders can take to mitigate our risk.

This talk covers the concept of technical debt, its potential to devastate projects, and red flags that project teams can look for to reduce its impact before it spirals out of control.

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Steve Grunwell is a Senior Software Engineer at Liquid Web. Specializing in WordPress and application development he has worked with brands and organizations including Microsoft, TED, Xylem, Elmer’s, and Experience Columbus.

Steve has released numerous plugins in the WordPress.org repositories, including one from the grounds of The White House during the first annual National Day of Civic Hacking in 2013. When he’s not writing software he enjoys hiking, music, and writing about writing software on his blog.

Steve holds a B.A. in Telecommunications from Bowling Green State University where he graduated Cum Laude with minors in General Business and Recording Technologies.

More information, including portfolio work and his development blog, can be found at https://stevegrunwell.com.

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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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Saturday
Sep 22
Knowledge Mavens - Community Event Project (New Church Location)
Portland Community Church

Exciting News, we're moving to Portland Community Church!

What a great time for a new location the week after our two-month project preparing for Maker Faire.

This week we'll start brainstorming new community events or projects we can work on. Here are a few examples.
Hackathon
Film Festival - Choose from many
Art Festival - Art in the Pearl
Music Festival - Choose from many
Food Festival - Feast Portland

Bring you're ideas and let's work on a project together.

If you would like to join the discussion check us out on Zoom https://zoom.us/j/7891236789. If you want to listen, we're also on Facebook Live https://www.facebook.com/KnowledgeMavens/.

Do you want to learn and share your passion in a supportive community? Knowledge Mavens is an ethos of sharing, creativity, and inspiration.

Our Meetup provides an opportunity to "Show and Tell" followed by a feedback and Q&A. You'll have the opportunity to share with our channels such as Meetup, GitHub, YouTube, and Facebook to connect with more passionate people.

The second half of our session we'll collaborate on new topics. The winner wins an award for the most interesting topic and the opportunity to share in an upcoming session.

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PDX People of Color in Tech - ReLAUNCH
1000 SW Broadway

Hi folks! We've been out of commission for a while but we're relaunching! I
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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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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Donut.js September 2018
Alchemy Code Lab

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

Schedule

  • 6:00 — Arrive, socialize, eat tasty donuts and snacks!
  • 6:30 — Opening Remarks
  • 6:45 — Eli Duke (@eliduke): Forking a Gem: Taking Open-Source Software Into Your Own Hands
  • 7:00 — 10-minute break
  • 7:15 — Naomi Rubin (@naomiyaki) — Don’t Gender that Robot, and other options for adding representation to your fiction story
  • 7:30 — 10-minute break
  • 7:45 — Suz Hinton (@noopkat): Exploring WebUSB and Its Exciting Potential
  • 8:00 — Meet people and eat more donuts!

Details

  • $10 or $0 in advance at https://donutjs.club/ or at the door. We take cards.
  • Nametags and pronoun stickers will be available at check-in.
  • Donut.js logo stickers and enamel pins also available at check-in.
  • All talks are live-captioned by Mirabai Knight of Steno Knight.
  • Two all-gender, stall-only restrooms are available.
  • Event is on the second floor. Elevator is available.
  • 3.5′-wide physical access lanes will be taped on the floor throughout the venue.
  • We'll have donuts! We have donuts for omnivores from Delicious Donuts and combination gluten-free-vegan donuts from Back to Eden Bakery.
  • A few other snacks (pretzels, vegan+gluten-free chips) will be available.
  • LaCroix soda and water will be available.
  • We have a Code of Conduct and require that all staff, speakers, attendees, and venue staff abide by it: https://donutjs.club/conduct/
  • A hard copy of our Code of Conduct will be posted at the check-in, by the refreshments, and in each of the bathrooms.

Our Nonprofit Beneficiary

Every month we donate our proceeds to a local nonprofit. This month’s beneficiary is Cascade AIDS Project, whose mission is to support and empower all people with or affected by HIV, reduce stigma, and provide the LGBTQ+ community with compassionate healthcare.

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Portland Java User Group (PJUG) - Microservices
WeWork Pioneer Place

Sean Sullivan will be presenting on Tuesday about the evolution of microservices at the Hudson's Bay Company.

7pm-8pm at WeWork Pioneer Place.

RSVP here: https://www.meetup.com/PDXJUG/events/254947342/

Slides: https://speakerdeck.com/sullis/microservices-portland-oregon-2018-09-25

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Wednesday
Sep 26
Blockstack Portland - Blockstack Development - Getting Started
Beaverton City Library

This will be a development-focused workshop on Blockstack development. Bring your laptops, questions, existing projects, etc.

The format will be:
1) Quick overview of the Blockstack development platform
2) Start coding

For the coding portion, in parallel we'll be doing a walkthrough for new developers, or coding on new/existing projects for experienced developers. We'll have a few tables set up where we can organize around experience levels.

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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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Saturday
Sep 29
Web Development 2
Free Geek

Learn how to publish and maintain a multi-page web site and enhance your design with CSS! This class builds on the lessons learned in the Web Development 1 class. It covers the text editor, web hosting, file uploading, project file organization, and intermediate CSS.

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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.

{short} Code of Conduct

Women Who Code (WWCode) is dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste, or creed. Our events are intended to inspire women to excel in technology careers, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or event participants in any form. Our Code of Conduct (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
Portland Ruby Brigade - Monthly meeting
New Relic - 111 SW 5th Ave #2700, Portland, OR 97204 (27th floor)

We'll have pizza & beer starting at 6pm, so stop by early if you want to have dinner and socialize before the presentations.

PRESENTATIONS 7pm-9pm

After presentations we'll have more socializing time.

Check Calagator (http://calagator.org/events/tag/pdxruby) for more info.

This month we will have a presentation by Maggie Dreyer about Puppet's use of JRuby and Jason Dinsmore on: Who? What? When? Human readable audit reporting for PaperTrail.

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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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Portland Programmer Network - Frontend Peer Mentoring
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of frontend programming! Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build. Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541)[masked]

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. We cover HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery and more. Our event is for all levels from beginner to advanced. Come to learn and/or to mentor.

This week we will do introductions and then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

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Ask A Dev - Ask A Dev Portland
Marmoset

Free mentoring from local programmers.

Whether you're a new programmer, a veteran exploring a new language, or a tech-adverse soul lost in a sea of WYSIWYG site generators, we're here to help. Join us for a few hours every other week as we answer your frustrations.

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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
PDX Tech + Pong - October Tech + Pong - AltSource Recruiting Open House
AltSource HQ

Recruiting Open House and PDX Tech + Pong

We have a very special twist on our usual Tech + Pong event for October. Come join us on October 11th for Happy Hour to celebrate the opening of the new AltSource headquarters in SE Portland!

If you currently work for a local tech company, are looking for a new job opportunity in tech, or if you are looking for ways to get more involved with the tech community here in Portland, this recruiting and networking event is for you! It’s a great opportunity to speak with hiring managers in a casual environment and learn more about the job openings at both Altsource and The Dyrt. Plus, there will be food, drinks, a DJ, giveaways and the usual ping-pong tournament!

This event is completely free, but please RSVP so we can get a head count for food and drinks.

Time:
5:00 Doors Open & Happy Hour
5:30 Tournament Kick Off

Tournament:
Bring $5 cash for the winner-takes-all ping-pong tournament if you want to play! Check out the tournament rules https://www.meetup.com/PDX-Tech-Pong/events/249548412/

Location:
1120 SE Madison St. Portland OR 97214 (entrance on 12th and Hawthorne)

Sponsors:
AltSource is a custom software development company.
AltSource is hiring! Check out the AltSource careers page. (https://www.altsrc.net/Careers/?ref=JoinAltSource)

The Dyrt (think like Yelp for camping) - gives away outdoor gear for user submitted campground reviews. The Dyrt is looking Ember developers, React Native Mobile Developers and a UI/UX Designer (https://blog.thedyrt.com/jobs/working-at-the-dyrt/)

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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
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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PHPDX - Static Sites: Use Your Smarts to Build Something Dumb
Graybox

Pizza, learning and a great time to network with the fabulous PHP Community!

Join us as Kurtis Holsapple shares about Static Sites.

Let's build out a site with no serverside processing at all. Static sites are nothing more than static files put up on a server that doesn't need any serverside runtimes. That means that you can host your site on places like Github Pages, AWS S3, or any other cheap hosting options. We can still leverage our PHP knowledge to build cools sites that have good structure and lots of content. You can still create things like blogs, collections of data, product listings, and more.

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Front End PDX - Monthly Front End PDX Meetup
Connective DX

This month we're excited to have Josh Nelson join us to talk through making in-browser, multiplayer games, using a recent project called PlinkoJS as an example.

PRESENTATION DETAILS

Making a game is simple, right?

How about adding physics to it? What if we ran it in the browser and made it a real-time multiplayer?

I think you can see that very quickly what was once a straightforward challenge has ballooned into a much more significant undertaking. The browser is not a particularly friendly environment for multiplayer games, especially those that need to be responsive and real-time.

This presentation will walk us through core challenges that every developer will face when trying to make an in-browser game and how they can overcome them. Josh will highlight key concepts and solutions using a game he recently built in Node and React as an example, PlinkoJS.

The following topics will be covered:

• Games in the browser - The building blocks for a local, in-browser game
• Network architecture - Connecting players over the internet
• State synchronization - Creating and maintaining an authoritative game state
• Optimizations - Reducing bandwidth and latency estimation

SPEAKER DETAILS

Josh Nelson is a software engineer with a management background from Portland State University. He has experience working with technologies such as React, Node, Rails, Backbone, and more. He enjoys tackling challenging problems and working with others to build robust systems.

• PlinkoJS: www.plinkojs.com
• GitHub: https://github.com/joshcnelson

EVENT DETAILS

​Food, drinks, and conversation beginning at 6:30. The talk begins around 7:00.

Paid parking is available in the lot directly across the street from the Connective DX office on Pettygrove. On-street parking is available in the neighborhood as well, of course, if you can find it. There are also bike racks available just inside the entrance to the building.

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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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Ask A Dev - Ask A Dev Portland

Free mentoring from local programmers.

Whether you're a new programmer, a veteran exploring a new language, or a tech-adverse soul lost in a sea of WYSIWYG site generators, we're here to help. Join us for a few hours every other week as we answer your frustrations.

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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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