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Monday
Oct 9
Code 102 - Bootcamp Prep: Intro to Software Development in JavaScript
through Code Fellows PDX

Get ready for our bootcamp program (Code 201 and Code 301) by working with experienced developers who will guide you through the required bootcamp pre-work.

You'll also learn more about git and sharing code, become acquainted with your computer as a developer tool, and get exposed to new vocabulary, tips, and shortcuts.

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Saturday
Aug 5
Code 101 - Immersive Workshop: Intro to Web Development
Code Fellows PDX

This one-day immersive workshop is the perfect place to figure out if coding is for you. Learn how websites are built and code one yourself working in a team environment using industry-standard tools and practices.

Get a feel for what a career in coding is like, plus a taste of the Code Fellows PDX learning experience. Meet Alumni for Q & A after the workshop.

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Monday
Jul 17
Code 102 - Bootcamp Prep: Intro to Software Development in JavaScript
through Code Fellows PDX

Get ready for our bootcamp program (Code 201 and Code 301) by working with experienced developers who will guide you through the required bootcamp pre-work.

You'll also learn more about git and sharing code, become acquainted with your computer as a developer tool, and get exposed to new vocabulary, tips, and shortcuts.

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Saturday
Jul 8
Code 101 - Immersive Workshop: Intro to Web Development
Code Fellows PDX

This one-day immersive workshop is the perfect place to figure out if coding is for you. Learn how websites are built and code one yourself working in a team environment using industry-standard tools and practices.

Get a feel for what a career in coding is like, plus a taste of the Code Fellows PDX learning experience. Meet Alumni for Q & A after the workshop.

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Saturday
Jun 10
Code 101 Immersive Workshop: Intro to Web Development
Code Fellows PDX

This one-day immersive workshop is the perfect place to figure out if coding is for you. Learn how websites are built and code one yourself working in a team environment using industry-standard tools and practices.

Get a feel for what a career in coding is like, plus a taste of the Code Fellows PDX learning experience. Meet Alumni for Q & A after the workshop.

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Thursday
Jun 8
OEN & OTBC Workshop: Startup 411 – How to Start Your Startup
University of Portland Westside Campus

Got an idea for a startup, but don’t know where to start? This workshop will provide an overview of local resources, along with a checklist of steps to take as you build out your plan.

This workshop, held jointly by OEN and OTBC, will provide you with:

  • A checklist of where to get started
  • A review of common mistakes entrepreneurs make and how to avoid them
  • An overview of startup funding options (and realities)
  • An overview of resources available to entrepreneurs
  • Answers to some of the basic questions that always come up about protecting your idea, co-founders, etc.

Learn more and register: http://bit.ly/startup411-oen

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Wednesday
May 24
OEN Workshop: Marketing to Millennials – How to Earn Their Love and Money
Miller Nash

Millennials have a reputation for bashing brands in social media, expecting companies to do the impossible in order to win their business, and lacking the sense of brand loyalty that generations before them held. Are these perceptions true? We’ll bust some myths and look at the realities of this coveted demographic’s consumer behavior.

In this session, you’ll discover what makes millenials unique when it comes to choosing the brands and products they buy and talk about. You’ll see real-life examples and learn to craft a brand story that compels them to say, “Yes!”

By the end of this workshop you’ll:

  • Develop a better understanding (and appreciation) for millennial consumers
  • Know how to deeply define your most ideal customers
  • Have a better idea of what tactics you might implement right away to stand out and earn some millennial love

Learn more and register: http://bit.ly/oenmillenials

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Sunday
Jul 20, 2008
Linux Clinic
Free Geek

If you are arriving early to OSCON, and you have a Linux problem that needs fixing, or you are a wizard who can help others, escape from the pesky sunshine and join us at the monthly Linux Clinic at Free Geek at 1731 S.E. 10th in Portland, about 20 blocks south of the convention center. The main facility is closed, but we have access to the classroom in the southeast corner.

We will have wireless, ethernet, distros, coffee, cookies, and Penguinos, the premier penguin-themed mexican cupcake. We run until 5 PM, though in honor of OSCON we may move proceedings to the Lucky Labrador Brew Pub or Jax Bar, local open source hangouts that serve food and beer.

For more information, look at the PLUG wiki or contact Keith Lofstrom at keithl (AT) keithl (DOT) com

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Friday
Mar 6, 2009
PSU MPP Introduction to eMarketing with Kent Lewis
Portland State University Market Square Building

This class is two Fridays, 3/6 & 3/13. A new class repeats 4/24 & 5/1

With the evolution of technology, consumers are better informed and more empowered than ever before. Today's marketers must evolve their strategies to address increasing skepticism. E-Marketing strategies offer an ideal solution for the complexities of today's world: timely, efficient, affordable and highly measurable communications. This workshop outlines the tools and techniques being used today to harness the vast marketing potential of the Internet. Topics include search engine marketing, reputation management, email marketing, social media optimization and online advertising and public relations. Take away useable strategies and tips to integrate online and conventional marketing, measure its success and ultimately convert visitors into customers and evangelists. Anyone who needs to deliver results with their Web site will benefit from this workshop.

$545.00 noncredit, includes materials and $35 lab fee credit optional for addl $55

503-725-4820

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Friday
Mar 13, 2009
PSU MPP Introduction to eMarketing with Kent Lewis
Portland State University Market Square Building

This class is two Fridays, 3/6 & 3/13. A new class repeats 4/24 & 5/1

With the evolution of technology, consumers are better informed and more empowered than ever before. Today's marketers must evolve their strategies to address increasing skepticism. E-Marketing strategies offer an ideal solution for the complexities of today's world: timely, efficient, affordable and highly measurable communications. This workshop outlines the tools and techniques being used today to harness the vast marketing potential of the Internet. Topics include search engine marketing, reputation management, email marketing, social media optimization and online advertising and public relations. Take away useable strategies and tips to integrate online and conventional marketing, measure its success and ultimately convert visitors into customers and evangelists. Anyone who needs to deliver results with their Web site will benefit from this workshop.

$545.00 noncredit, includes materials and $35 lab fee credit optional for addl $55

503-725-4820

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Monday
Apr 20, 2009
Write it Rich! Tips for Reluctant Writers
CubeSpace [ *sniff* out of business 12 June 2009]

Small business owners: Learn how to write your own marketing copy: blogs, newsletters, emails and more.

Write it Rich! Tips for Reluctant Writers is a 1-day, 2-hour workshop that teaches you how to organize your thoughts, pick a key message, and write DREAMY copy.

Great for folks in the service industry, and anyone who wants to brush up on their writing skills.

Class size limited to 10. Registration, pre-payment required. $65 per person. Contact Susan Rich for payment info.

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Saturday
May 9, 2009
Arduino Cult Induction at TechShop
TechShop Portland [closed]

OpenTechSpace, TechShop, and Tempus Dictum will present an “Arduino Cult Induction” Workshop at TechShop on Saturday, May 9 2009, from 1 to 5 pm.

In this workshop, you will build a complete and functional Arduino-compatible micro-controller (Dorkboard), and will upload and run a program on it. The Arduino development environment is very popular with artists and other creative people, and can be built and programmed even if you have little hardware or software experience.

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Sunday
May 17, 2009
DorkbotPDX Pure Data Workshop - (1 of 3) - Introduction to Pd
Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

DorkbotPDX introduces free Pure Data workshop series

We are excited to announce a new workshop series devoted to Pure Data (Pd). http://puredata.info.

"Pd (aka Pure Data) is a real-time graphical programming environment for audio, video, and graphical processing. It is the third major branch of the family of patcher programming languages known as Max (Max/FTS, ISPW Max, Max/MSP, jMax, etc.) originally developed by Miller Puckette and company at IRCAM."

Pure Data is free [FLOSS] software - meaning there is no charge for the download and it is open source, (free/libre). It runs wonderfully on Mac, Linux, Windows - so bring any laptop. Come with Pd-extended installed if possible - otherwise come a little early for installation assistance. The workshop is free as well!

We will will be doing several workshops starting from the ground up - and ranging topics as advanced as there is interest for.

Workshop One will be held May 17th. No prior Pd or programming knowledge is required, but expect to leave with functional knowledge of how to use Pd. The outline in progress can be found here: http://dorkbotpdx.org/wiki/pd_workshop_2009_outline.

But we want to hear from you! We'd love to get a rough idea of how many people are interested in attending.

Do you use Pd? Do you use similar commercial software like Max/MSP? Are you interested in learning Pd? Why? What are some of your ideas?

Pd is an incredibly open-ended platform so we're trying to get an idea of where the majority's (if there is a majority) interests lie.... Physical Interfaces for music? Live DSP? Generative composition? Video? Dance? Robotic cat toys? Feedforward most welcome!

Bring a laptop with Pd-extended installed, if possible. Otherwise come a little early for installation help! http://puredata.info.

Seating is limited to about 35, so please rsvp at http://dorkbotpdx.org/pd_rsvp or email [email protected]_net or [email protected]_com.

  • When: May 17th, 2009
  • Where: PNCA room 205 (Portland, OR)
  • Time: 1-5pm
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Wednesday
Jun 3, 2009
Engage 2009: Virtual Conference

Registration is Free!

Reserve your spot today for the upcoming launch of the first ever Intel® Software Partner Program virtual user conference Engage 2009 on June 3, 2009. The virtual user conference will help ISVs gain a competitive advantage.

Conducted entirely online, visitors will see live presentations, participate in live Q&A with presenters, visit 10 exhibitor booths filled with useful information and staffed with Intel experts, and network with others using the professional networking capabilities. The user conference is free to both current and prospective Intel Partner members.

  Breakout Sessions
  Being Confident, Creative and Resourceful In A Down Economy
  How You Can Get the Most from Intel® Architecture
  Intel® Graphics Performance Analyzers and Visual Adrenaline from Intel
  Go-Parallelism! Ease the Onramp for C/C++ Windows* Development
  Application Builder: The High Value Service that Puts Your Software to the Test
  Expand your Customer Base with the Intel® Business Exchange
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Saturday
Jun 20, 2009
Quartz Composer Workshop
TechShop Portland [closed]

Learn to Make Interactive Video with your Mac!

Free. Reserve your space on Yahoo Upcoming http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/2776974/

We are very lucky to have Surya Buchwald (also known as Momo the Monster) teaching a Quartz Composer workshop.

Quartz Composer (QC) is a free, powerful easy-to-use visual programming language for the Apple Macintosh. This workshop will take you from starting the program for the first time to building your own Interactive scene controlled with a gamepad. You’ll learn how to teach yourself QC, and meet others with whom you can collaborate and troubleshoot. No programming experience necessary.

For more information about QC, see: http://developer.apple.com/mac/articles/graphicsmedia/quartzcomposerinleopard.html To play with an interactive video piece (written by Surya), go to http://momopro.com/stage/qc/ — click and hold your mouse on the video and move it around to control the video.

Immediately following the QC workshop, from 3-6pm, we will have a meeting of the NorthWest AudioVisualists, a new group of artists, musicians, animators, and video jockeys, which will include live performances using QC. See http://nwav.org for more information.

Required:

Macintosh computer running 10.5 (Leopard). Anything from a G4 iBook to a Mac Pro tower will work.

Gamepad (Mac-compatible). We recommend the Logitech Dual Action (either Apple Only or USB), which looks like a Playstation controller and can be purchased for $20 (from GameStop, Fred Meyer, Fry’s, Best Buy, etc.). You can use any USB controller or joystick, but this one will be the easiest with which to follow along.

XCode - This can be installed from your System DVD that came with your computer - it used to be called ‘Developer Tools’. It will install the components needed to develop software on your machine, including our Quartz Composer program. After installing, do a system update.

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Tuesday
Jun 23, 2009
Power Flickr Workshop
CubeSpace [ *sniff* out of business 12 June 2009]

Join professional photographer Aaron Hockley for a workshop that's all about the awesomeness that is Flickr. Power Flickr is a 2-hour discussion on using Flickr for all sorts of purposes beyond simple image hosting.

  We'll talk about a wide range of tips and tricks, aimed at both folks wanting to promote their photography as well as those looking to find the best material on Flickr.  There will be a focus on Flickr's community features including how to network with other Flickr users with similar interests.

  A sample of topics to be discussed:
  - Flickr's contacts features explained
  - how to find the best photos on Flickr
  - all about Explore, what it is and tips for getting noticed
  - how to make sure your contacts see your best photos
  - finding relevant communities to contribute and interact
  - driving traffic to your Flickr stream, via Flickr
  - sharing your Flickr content elsewhere including blogs and slideshows
  - third party tools and Greasemonkey scripts

  I'm also open to exploring Flickr topics suggested by you!  Leave a comment here with your question or area of interest and I'll try to address as many as possible during the evening.

   How much is the workshop fee?  That's up to you.  No fee will be collected beforehand... attend the workshop and then choose how much to donate afterwards.  We'll be able to accept cash payment onsite or you can contribute electronically with a credit card (payment info will be provided at the workshop).

   Please RSVP <a href="http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/2718162/">on Upcoming</a> so that we have a general headcount .

  Bring your laptop (or not).  All skill levels are welcome although a basic familiarity with Flickr will be helpful.  Any questions?  <a href="mailto:[email protected]">Drop Aaron an email</a>.
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Wednesday
Jun 24, 2009
Power Flickr Workshop (Venue is now souk)

Join professional photographer Aaron Hockley for a workshop that's all about the awesomeness that is Flickr. Power Flickr is a 2-hour discussion on using Flickr for all sorts of purposes beyond simple image hosting.

  We'll talk about a wide range of tips and tricks, aimed at both folks wanting to promote their photography as well as those looking to find the best material on Flickr.  There will be a focus on Flickr's community features including how to network with other Flickr users with similar interests.

  A sample of topics to be discussed:
  - Flickr's contacts features explained
  - how to find the best photos on Flickr
  - all about Explore, what it is and tips for getting noticed
  - how to make sure your contacts see your best photos
  - finding relevant communities to contribute and interact
  - driving traffic to your Flickr stream, via Flickr
  - sharing your Flickr content elsewhere including blogs and slideshows
  - third party tools and Greasemonkey scripts

  I'm also open to exploring Flickr topics suggested by you!  Leave a comment here with your question or area of interest and I'll try to address as many as possible during the evening.

   How much is the workshop fee?  That's up to you.  No fee will be collected beforehand... attend the workshop and then choose how much to donate afterwards.  We'll be able to accept cash payment onsite or you can contribute electronically with a credit card (payment info will be provided at the workshop).

   Please <a href="http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/2718162/">RSVP at Upcoming</a> so that we have a general headcount.  This was originally scheduled for CubeSpace and is now being held at souk , an excellent workspace in NW Portland.

  Bring your laptop (or not).  All skill levels are welcome although a basic familiarity with Flickr will be helpful.  Any questions?  <a href="http://www.hockleyphoto.com/contact/">Drop Aaron an email</a>.
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Monday
Oct 5, 2009
Getting Started with Microcontrollers Workshop
TechShop Portland [closed]

This workshop is the first in a series of workshops on how to use microcontrollers to, well, control things.

You’ve purchased an Arudino-compatible board or completed the Audino Cult Induction, so now it’s time to make your board actually do something. This monthly workshop covers simple but useful circuits to connect to the pins and how to control those circuits using the Arduino language.

The first workshop is on October 5 from 7 to 9pm at TechShop in Beaverton. The class will be held in the upstairs classroom (the “Hack Hut“).

To sign up, go to http://www.pjrc.com/store/workshop.html

Cost of each workshop is $10. You will also need to have:

  • an Arduino-compatible microcontroller board, such as the Dorkboard from the Arduino Cult Induction (with the pins installed so you can use it in a solderless breadboard), a Teensy, etc.

  • a USB cable for your board

  • a solderless breadboard

You can purchase a complete kit that includes all these (Teensy, breadboard, USB cable, plus the first workshop), for $40 from the same site. What a deal!

You should also bring a notebook computer with the Arduino software installed, or come a half-hour early and we will help you install the software on your computer. Finally, bring wire strippers/cutters and some wire. We will have some multimeters, but feel free to bring your own.

If you have any questions, email Paul Stoffregen – [email protected]

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Wednesday
Oct 28, 2009
TechAmerica IP Workshop: The Patent System – An In-depth Primer
Oregon Zoo

TechAmerica's Technology and IP Committee presents a workshop on patent basics.

This 4-hour workshop will describe, in depth, the entire patent system, from its reason for existence to how to create strong patents as valuable corporate assets.

During the first hour of the workshop you will learn: - Why the US has an intellectual property system - How patents relate to other forms of intellectual property - How patents are used both offensively and defensively

In addition, three small-group sessions will provide access, in a non-threatening, teaching environment, to industry veterans who will answer questions specific to your industry or business.

SMALL GROUP BREAK-OUT SESSIONS: Steps to take before filing a patent application (led by Matthew Rabdau, Tektronix and Thaine Allison, MTI, Inc.) - When and how to document inventions - How to decide whether a patent application should be filed - How to work with inside or outside patent counsel

How to draft a patent application (led by Jim Stewart, Ater Wynne LLP and Rick Boyd, Ater Wynne LLP) - How to develop an application that will ultimately issue as a patent - Why are claims so hard to read (and how to read them)

How to successfully navigate an application through the Patent Office (led by Kevin Ross, Marger Johnson & McCollom PC and Joe Makuch, Marger Johnson & McCollom PC) - How examiners use "Prior Art" - How to best respond to Patent Office rejections - How to prosecute a patent that will withstand an invalidity attack

Finally, participants will take home a packet of valuable materials specific to developing an in-house patent system.

Who shoud attend: - Engineers new to the patent system - Engineering managers - Managers having IP responsibility - VCs who seek in-depth knowledge about the patent system - Small business owners and entrepreneurs

Thank you Marger Johnson & McCollom PC for sponsoring this event.

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Wednesday
Nov 18, 2009
HTML for Bloggers Workshop
Sydney's

HTML for Bloggers is an introductory class that teaches you the basics of HyperText Markup Language. You will get a clearer understanding of how the web works, how your blog works, the role HTML plays in all that, and you will be able to immediately apply your new skills on your blog, Craigslist, eBay, etc.

We will cover the following:

  • Create links and understand them thoroughly
  • Add and manipulate images and audio
  • Format text
  • Get a clear “big picture” of HTML
  • Understand paths and attributes
  • Know about how plug-ins work
  • Understand the difference between HTML, CSS, and Javascript (and know why you should know)
  • Get your questions answered

$58 dollars Register now: http://htmlforbloggers.eventbrite.com/

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Thursday
Dec 10, 2009
Rediscover Your Future
Downtown Hillsboro

Entrepreneur Programs Help Individuals and Businesses Survive and Thrive Amid Recession

--A program to help dislocated workers explore and expand their potential as entrepreneurs--

Building a strong business future in Washington County is the focus of a new business incubator located in downtown Hillsboro: Green Sustainable Business Accelerator (GSBA).

GSBA offers a new approach to successful entrepreneurship. Instead of fruitless job searches, sending out dozens of resumes and experiencing the reality that a job might be unattainable in the present economy, we offer hope and help to those who would like to take a different approach by creating their own business. Those who embark on that venture need a strong support network and mentoring to be successful. GSBA offers that and more.

The Kauffman FastTrac® LaunchPad initiative is being offered in response to the many workers who have lost their jobs and businesses that are struggling due to the current economic environment. It is a proven fact that entrepreneurship plays a key role in getting America back on the road to recovery. Over 300,000 entrepreneurs have participated in FastTrac® programs.

To apply for the program, or to receive more information, please visit: http://www.gsbaccelerator.org/future.html Call Dan Smith at (866)638-1097 Or e-mail: [email protected]

Cost: FREE

Sponsor: The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

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Tuesday
Feb 9, 2010
Local Agenda NW Starts
Springboard Innovation

Local Agenda is a program designed for people who are seriously interested launching a new career in improving the world, locally or globally, and are ready to take the needed time to develop a sustainable idea and plan ready for launch. Outcomes may take the form of a program, a project, an international initiative, a social business – or some combination of all of the above. Often called social entrepreneurship, it can be a career change, a life change, and even, a world change.

The program includes 12 weeks of workshops, three hours each, each Tuesday evening. It also includes extensive consulting on business development, strategy, budgeting, and launch.

SAVE A SEAT BY CALLING 503-452-6898 OR EMAIL US at [email protected] with your confirmation.

COST: $450 for the entire program, 16 weeks of workshops and consulting. We offer a sliding scale and scholarships for those who qualify. We will accept payment in installments. We want no barriers to leadership! Please call us for more information—soon!

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Thursday
Mar 4, 2010
OEN Workshop: Valuing Your Company
Lane Powell

Join OEN and speaker Naomi Derner for an OEN Workshop Thursday, March 4th from 4:00-6:00 P.M.

As an early stage entrepreneur looking for the first round of funding, one of the most daunting tasks may be determining the valuation of your company. In this workshop, we will cover the basics of valuing a seed or launch stage company, and answer some questions, such as:

  • Who sets the valuation - the company or the investor?
  • What does pre-money and post-money valuation mean? How do I calculate it?
  • How do I value my company if we don’t yet have revenues?
  • How do investors determine the valuation?
  • How have valuations changed in the economic downturn?

We'll explain the terminology, demystify the math and explain some of the ways that valuation is set during the funding process. There will be plenty of time for Q&A, so come armed with your questions and be ready to participate in a lively discussion about valuing early stage companies.

To sign up for this workshop, or for more information visit http://www.oen.org/events.aspx?id=133

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Wednesday
Mar 17, 2010
Write to Sell: Learn the Basics of Copywriting
Rosenbaum Financial

Learn 3 steps to writing marketing copy that grabs attention, drives sales, and earns you money.

Write it Rich! Tips for Reluctant Writers shows you how to Organize your thoughts Pick a key message Write benefit-based marketing copy Deliver DREAMY words so your message is memorable!

Seating limited to 10. Come network with other business pros and get your top writing questions answered.

$65/person

RSVP Required: Susan Rich 503-341-6674

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Saturday
Mar 27, 2010
Write to Sell: Learn the Basics of Copywriting
Rosenbaum Financial

Learn 3 steps to writing marketing copy that grabs attention, drives sales, and earns you money.

Write it Rich! Tips for Reluctant Writers shows you how to Organize your thoughts Pick a key message Write benefit-based marketing copy Deliver DREAMY words so your message is memorable!

Seating limited to 10. Come network with other business pros and get your top writing questions answered.

$65/person

RSVP Required: Susan Rich 503-341-6674

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Tuesday
Aug 3, 2010
Portland Ten's Skill Development Workshop 17: Debt Financing
Willamette University Portland Center

Join Ron Sherman, Senior Relationship Manager with Silicon Valley Bank. His workshop will help you gain a better understanding of the current funding environment, and in particular, debt financing for your business.

Workshops will be held at the Willamette University Portland Center (1120 NW Couch, suite 450) every Tuesday from 3-5pm and every Friday from 4-6pm until Friday, August 27.

Passes for the workshops can be purchased at the door before each workshop. A pass for any single workshop can be purchased for $20, a pass for a series of three workshops can be purchased for $50, and a pass to attend the complete summer series of workshops can be purchased for $200.

Following workshops will be instructed by: Steve Davis - Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Diane Fraiman - Voyager Capital David Uslan - Perkins & Company Jim Mcconnell - Private Forecasting Consultant Pam Abrahamsson - Stephenson Group Al Nodarse - Private Sales Consultant Amy Winkelman - Private Product Management Consultant Kelley Pecis - Herd Freed Hartz Executive Search Partners Todd Hardy - Silicon Valley Bank Jerry Ketel - Leopold Ketel Kathy McAllister - Insider Marketing/Technology Agency

For details about future workshops and other Portland Ten programs please visit: www.portlandten.com. Sincerely, The Portland Ten Staff

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Tuesday
Aug 24, 2010
Portland Ten's Skill Development Workshop 23: Accounting
Willamette University Portland Center

Do you know how the decisions you make with your business today can affect your tax situation in the future? David Uslan of Perkins and Company will provide an invaluable overview of how your start up can effectively manage taxes for long-term success!

Workshops will be held at the Willamette University Portland Center (1120 NW Couch, suite 450) every Tuesday from 3-5pm and every Friday from 4-6pm until Friday, August 27.

Passes for the workshops go on sale today and can be purchased at the door before each workshop. A pass for any single workshop can be purchased for $20, a pass for a series of three workshops can be purchased for $50, and a pass to attend the complete summer series of workshops can be purchased for $200.

Following workshops will be instructed by: Steve Davis - Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Diane Fraiman - Voyager Capital David Uslan - Perkins & Company Jim Mcconnell - Private Forecasting Consultant Pam Abrahamsson - Stephenson Group Al Nodarse - Private Sales Consultant Amy Winkelman - Private Product Development Consultant Kelley Pecis - Herd Freed Hartz Executive Search Partners Todd Hardy - Silicon Valley Bank Jerry Ketel - Leopold Ketel Kathy McAllister - Insider Marketing/Technology Agency

For details about future workshops and other Portland Ten programs please visit: www.portlandten.com. Sincerely, The Portland Ten Staff

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Friday
Aug 27, 2010
Portland Ten's Skill Development Workshop 24: Sales
Willamette University Portland Center

Need a better grasp on the art and science of sales to boost your business and increase revenue? Al Nodarse of Olsen Group, Response Capture, Inc. will share his expertise on how to increase your sales with various techniques from articulating your value proposition, cold calling, to populating data bases.

Workshops will be held at the Willamette University Portland Center (1120 NW Couch, suite 450) every Tuesday from 3-5pm and every Friday from 4-6pm until Friday, August 27.

Passes for the workshops go on sale today and can be purchased at the door before each workshop. A pass for any single workshop can be purchased for $20, a pass for a series of three workshops can be purchased for $50, and a pass to attend the complete summer series of workshops can be purchased for $200.

Following workshops will be instructed by: Steve Davis - Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Diane Fraiman - Voyager Capital David Uslan - Perkins & Company Jim Mcconnell - Private Forecasting Consultant Pam Abrahamsson - Stephenson Group Al Nodarse - Private Sales Consultant Amy Winkelman - Private Product Management Consultant Kelley Pecis - Herd Freed Hartz Executive Search Partners Todd Hardy - Silicon Valley Bank Jerry Ketel - Leopold Ketel Kathy McAllister - Insider Marketing/Technology Agency

For details about future workshops and other Portland Ten programs please visit: www.portlandten.com. Sincerely, The Portland Ten Staff

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Thursday
Sep 16, 2010
Exciting Strengths: Transform Situations from the Inside Out
Research Club

The New Communicators is a three-day series of events exploring the ways we communicate with each other. It is an open forum for discussion, education and inspiration, free of charge. * * * In 2007 Alex Linsker walked up to strangers in New York City’s Union Square Park and said, “I’ll give you $5 if in five minutes or less we can’t figure out what to do about an upcoming situation you aren’t looking forward to.” It didn’t cost him too much to develop a set of questions. As a radio interviewer summarized, “Exciting Strengths that you find in one area of your life can then be extrapolated to all areas of life, and we can use them in really any project or goal we’ve created.”

In this workshop, we’ll apply strengths to what’s important to you at work or in life. We will walk through exercises, practice asking the questions and grow the way we think.

Join us on Thursday to explore your exciting strengths and take home a new approach to dealing with challenges and situations that cause anxiety.

RSVP to [email protected] or 503 468-3950

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Tuesday
Nov 9, 2010
OEN Workshop - 10 tips to doubling your revenue every year, with Nitin Khanna
Miller Nash

Revenue and profits are, of course, the lifeblood of any business. One of the primary goals for entrepreneurs when they start a company is to get to a sustainable level of revenues and to get to profitability. Once those goals are reached, however, revenue growth becomes a prime imperative for most entrepreneurs, especially those hoping to raise capital or sell their company some day. How fast you can grow your revenues is a function of your industry, your products, and your resources but it may be possible for you to create a sales culture in which you can try and double your sales each year independent of those external factors.

In this OEN workshop, led by MergerTech CEO, Nitin Khanna, you’ll learn why exponential growth can be very good for your company and 10 tips on how to double your revenue every year.

Limit 20 attendees.

Speaker: Nitin Khanna Nitin Khanna is the CEO of MergerTech Advisors, a boutique investment bank that facilitates mergers and acquisitions for technology companies with less than $100MM in revenue.

Prior to MergerTech, Mr. Khanna was the founder, Chairman and CEO of Saber Corp. a Portland based national firm focused on providing technology solutions to government clients. Mr. Khanna started Saber in July 1998 and helped grow it a minimum of 50% each year. Some of the highlights of Saber’s growth included the Inc. 500 award in both 2006 and 2007, the Deloitte Fast 500 award, and being #1 on Oregon’s Fastest Growing Companies list in 2007.

Saber's dramatic growth led to a significant investment in the company by Accel-KKR Private Equity in 2005 with an eventual sale of the company for $460MM to EDS in December 2007 (Saber’s revenues were $120MM and pre-tax earnings were $21MM in 2007). S

Mr. Khanna currently serves on the board of directors of a diverse range of non-profit, startup, and public companies in both the US and Europe, including Saber Swiss Holdings AG, NAVTEQ Advisory Board, Freewire Broadband, eROI, and ResponderLife. He is also active with MercyCorps and is a mentor to several entrepreneurs in the Portland area.

Mr. Khanna has a Master’s and Bachelor's of Engineering from Purdue University. He resides in Portland and with his children Natasha and Madox.

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Friday
Dec 17, 2010
Portland iPhone Boot Camp - Three Day Intensive Workshop
through

$999 signup 3 days before event, $1,499 Standard, $899 student. Signup at: http://portlandiphone.eventbrite.com/

iPhone/iPad Application Development Training:

This event is hosted in cities around the world, and is coming to Portland for the first time.

The iPhone Boot Camp is not just another iPhone development workshop. Aside from arguably providing the best training with the best instructors/developers we’re an iPhone development company ourselves with a network of developers and an active alumni association.

The workshop is at http://soukllc.com the coworking and conference room space in Old Town.

souk will be choosing one person to participate in the workshop for free: email [email protected] if you are interested with a few words about yourself, links to your work, and why you're interested.

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Saturday
Apr 23, 2011
The Independent Developer Workshop
PIE: Portland Incubator Experiment

I'm putting on a workshop for freelance software developers.

The workshop is non-technical -- instead of languages and frameworks, we're focusing on helping freelancers find more opportunities, write better proposals, improve client relationships, and dispelling the FUD of going out on one's own. We'll have a couple of good panel discussions, and I'll be sticking around late into the evening to work with people one-on-one. Food and drinks will be provided (including free beer), and you'll also receive over $300 in discounts on services for freelancers.

Interested? Head over to http://i26r.com/ to register, or learn more about what we're doing.

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Monday
Jun 13, 2011
DevOps Workshop (FREE)
Portland Marriott (Downtown)

YOU MUST RSVP AT THE WEBSITE ABOVE.

The workshop will explore: * Introduction to devops * Devops culture * Devops automation * Devops management * Devops sharing

The workshop is led by John Willis aka 'botchagalupe' of DTO Solutions at a venue provide by USENIX Federated Event Week.

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Tuesday
Jun 14, 2011
2011 USENIX Federated Conferences Week (FCW '11)
through Portland Marriott (Downtown)

Back for 2011, USENIX is combining established conferences and new workshops into one week chock full of research, training, and information.

The USENIX Federated Conferences Week offers a unique opportunity to gain insight into a variety of "hot" topics, while the joint lunches, breaks, and evening events provide unparalleled networking possibilities.

USENIX is again making it easy to customize your program to meet your needs. Your daily registration gets you into all the events happening that day. Plus, registration packages offer expanded discounts: the more days you attend, the more you save!

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3rd Workshop on I/O Virtualization (WIOV '11)
Portland Marriott (Downtown)

Join us in Portland, OR, on June 14, 2011, for the 3rd Workshop on I/O Virtualization. Virtualization technology has grown beyond server systems to include desktops, notebooks, and even mobile devices. The rich settings in which virtualized systems are used range from cloud computing infrastructures requiring access to high-end I/O devices like GPUs and networks to the many devices present in embedded and mobile systems. While I/O systems have a long history of using abstraction to shield applications from the intricacies of devices and storage systems, the WIOV '11 workshop's focus is on the interplay of I/O with virtualization and cloud technologies. Our goal is to provide a forum to discuss the impact and challenges of I/O virtualization along multiple dimensions.

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3rd USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Cloud Computing (HotCloud '11)
through Portland Marriott (Downtown)

Join us in Portland, OR, June 14–15, 2011, for the 3rd USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Cloud Computing. HotCloud brings together researchers and practitioners from academia and industry working on cloud computing technologies. Cloud computing has evolved over the years from a basic IT infrastructure (data centers) to platform as a service (PaaS), and it includes both software as a service (SaaS) and enabling services to be deployed on a hosted infrastructure (IaaS). We believe that cloud computing will benefit from close interaction between researchers and industry practitioners, so that the research can inform current deployments and deployment challenges can inform new research. In support of this, HotCloud will provide a forum for both academics and practitioners to share their experience, leverage each other's perspectives, and identify new/emerging "hot" trends in this important area.

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Wednesday
Jun 15, 2011
2011 USENIX Annual Technical Conference (ATC '11)
through Portland Marriott (Downtown)

Join us in Portland, OR, June 15–17, 2011, for the 2011 USENIX Annual Technical Conference. USENIX ATC '11 will again bring together leading systems researchers for cutting-edge systems research and unlimited opportunities to gain insight into a variety of must-know topics, including virtualization, system administration, cloud computing, security, and networking.

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Saturday
Jul 2, 2011
The Freelance Software Developers Workshop
PIE: Portland Incubator Experiment

The Freelance Software Developer's workshop is for people who are new to freelancing, thinking about making the jump, or simply "freelance curious." In any case, if you're interested in going into business for yourself as a freelance software developer, this is for you!

This workshop is by geeks, for geeks — it's a full afternoon (and evening) of learning and activities covering:

  • Learn about the different types of freelancing, and figure out what makes the most sense for meeting your goals.

  • Calculate what your rates should be, and what your clients might be expecting to pay.

  • Step through the process of finding clients, learn geek friendly sales techniques, and find out how much a cup of coffee could be worth to you.

  • How to spend more time coding, and less time shuffling paper.

Aside from presentations, activities, networking, and one-on-one time, this package also includes:

  • A 30+ page handbook for freelance software developers, covering everything in the workshop and more.

  • Significant discounts on legal and business services from local companies in Portland.

  • Food and drinks (including free beer on tap).

Register today to secure one of the 30 seats!

http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1637266107

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Thursday
Sep 15, 2011
Connecting The Dots: Social Media for the Nonprofit Sector
Oregon Convention Center

This one-day intensive social media and mobile technology how-to training is ideal for nonprofit communications and development staff.

All attendees will gain practical knowledge concerning the "Whys" and "Hows" of Social Media in the Nonprofit Sector and a true hands-on experience with the tools and techniques that will maker implementing your strategy effective.

We'll discuss how to successfully launch and maintain social media and mobile marketing campaigns for your nonprofit in order to maximize ROI (Return on Investment).

Our presentation brings together some of the most influential leaders in Social Media in the Northwest today. Individually, these educators are responsible for the viability of social media campaigns throughout the nonprofit sector and have agreed to come together to show you how to create and maintain the best strategy for YOUR organization.

Whether your organization is just getting started in social media or you are looking to foster more meaningful engagement from already established online communities this workshop will provide new opportunities. The combination of process and tactical application allow participants to apply the topics to own efforts while connecting and learning from peers.

Presenters Zan McColloch-Lussier , DJ & Strategist, Mixtape Communications

Noland Hoshino, Co-Founder, [B]Cause Media

Ash Shepherd, Project Strategist, NPower Northwest

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Thursday
Oct 6, 2011
OEN Workshop: Intellectual Property Tool Kit for Start-Ups: Practical Advice for Avoiding Some of the Biggest IP Mistakes New Businesses Make
Tonkon Torp LLP

Tonkon Torp's Intellectual Property Practice Group will provide practical guidance to new business owners on avoiding common intellectual property pitfalls when starting a business. The speakers will cover a number of important topics for new business owners, including branding, trade secret protection, financing/investor disclosure issues, idea submission and restrictions on use of internet materials. The presentation is intended to give attendees a roadmap for understanding and addressing potential IP liability issues when starting a business.

The speakers are all members of Tonkon Torp's Intellectual Property Practice Group:

Vicki Ballou, Partner, Tonkon Torp- Ms. Ballou specializes in intellectual property licensing

Jon Stride, Partner, Tonkon Torp- Mr. Stride practices commercial litigation, including intellectual property matters

Steven Wilker, Partner, Tonkon Torp- Mr. Wilker practice commercial litigation, including copyright, media and other intellectual property matters

Chris Erickson, Tonkon Torp- Mr. Erickson specializes in trademark and branding

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Thursday
Oct 13, 2011
TiE Oregon Workshop: Howard Mann - Resetting Your Business Foundation
Ater Wynne

Jumpstart your business!

Here's what Tom Peters, author of In Search of Excellence and The Little BIG Things has to say about Howard's book:

"To call Your Business Brickyard a 'bible' would not be an exaggeration. Doesn't belong on your Kindle or bookshelf - belongs in your pocket for permanent and immediate reference."

You not only get to meet the author of this book, but attend his workshop, learn about his ideas first-hand and get a free pdf version of the book.

Howard Mann, author of "Your Business Brickyard" has collected twelve essentials to any business foundation based on his experiences as an entrepreneur. Mann shows you how to get back to basics, reconnect with your purpose, and grow your business, instead of getting stuck following the latest trend or "Me too" fad. You will learn how to unlock your company's true potential instead of playing catch-up with your competitors.

When you're at an entrepreneurial roadblock, this is the book you need to reboot your thinking and get you back on the right road," says Andy Sernovitz, Author, Word of Mouth Marketing: How Smart Companies Get People Talking.

There is a fee for this event Online: Members $15 Guests $25 Onsite: Members $20 Guests $30

Register at www.oregon.tie.org.

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Thursday
Dec 1, 2011
OEN Workshop: Intellectual Property Tool Kit for Start-Ups: Practical Advice for Avoiding Some of the Biggest IP Mistakes New Businesses Make
Tonkon Torp LLP

Tonkon Torp's Intellectual Property Practice Group will provide practical guidance to new business owners on avoiding common intellectual property pitfalls when starting a business. The speakers will cover a number of important topics for new business owners, including branding, trade secret protection, financing/investor disclosure issues, idea submission and restrictions on use of internet materials The presentation is intended to give attendees a roadmap for understanding and addressing potential IP liability issues when starting a business.

The speakers are all members of Tonkon Torp's Intellectual Property Practice Group:

•Vicki Ballou, Partner, Tonkon Torp- Ms. Ballou specializes in intellectual property licensing •Ari Okano, Tonkon Torp- Ms. Okano's practice is focused on trademarks and copyrights •Steven Wilker, Partner, Tonkon Torp- Mr. Wilker practice commercial litigation, including copyright, media and other intellectual property matters

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Tuesday
Dec 6, 2011
OEN CEO Roundtable: Establishing Strategic Partnerships
IronStone Bank

Frank Helle, CEO of Axian, Inc., will lead an interactive discussion on the use of strategic partnerships. The session will focus on options that can provide leverage to your organization when internal resources are scarce. Too often, CEO’s neglect these attractive options due to uncertainty on how to establish them or how to make effective use of them. Practical discussion will highlight:

Key areas for consideration:

•Determining where leverage is needed in your organization •Keys to initiating relationships •Practical suggestions for consideration Your insights and considerations will be welcome and integrated into the discussion.

Our featured content expert is Peter Arezzini, Principal, Arezzini Consulting. Arezzini Consulting specializes in strategic planning and development of growth strategies for mid-market companies. Peter Arezzini has served as a President/Chief Operating Officer for over 15 years. He has taken divisions of Fortune 500 companies to double-digit growth through organic as well as acquisition strategies that are simple, yet powerful. He has experience in high technology as well as industrial-based companies. Peter has successfully grown, consolidated and positioned companies for IPO and ultimate sale to other public companies.

Open only to CEOs or Presidents of currently operating companies that have employees. Boxed lunch will be served. This program is limited to 12 participants, and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Moderator: Frank Helle, CEO of Axian, Inc. - www.axian.com. Content Expert: Peter Arezzini, Arezzini Consulting Inc.

To register for this event, please contact Kirsten Ringen, OEN Director of Membership Services, at 503-222-2270 x 113 or [email protected]. Registration: OEN Member - $46; Non-Member - $80.

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Thursday
Feb 16, 2012
PDX-UX UX and Data Viz Workshop
Thetus Corporation

We are going to switch it up this month with PDX-UX's first group workshop. We'll present you with a small UX challenged interface in need of some pretty, some information design and even some data visualization skills. You and your peers will form groups and nosh on some solutions. Bring your brains and a laptop if you have one, and we'll provide the pens, giant pads of paper, food and drinks. We'll also be giving away some free books on data visualization courtesy of O'Reilly Media.

This meeting is sponsored by Thetus Corporation and O'Reilly Media

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Thursday
Feb 23, 2012
OEN Workshop: Intelligent Hiring - March 2012
Miller Nash

Good managers and leaders agree - the most valuable asset in any company is its employees.

Is your hiring process set up to support your most valuable asset?

While there is no exact science for guaranteeing the perfect hire, you can improve your chances of hiring right the first time through a well planned and executed hiring process. This interactive session addresses the legal considerations associated with hiring and provides participants with tools to identify and uncover a candidate’s skills, performance and fit within their industry and workplace culture. Participants will practice interviewing and screening techniques and will develop a plan for refining their current hiring practices.

What You Will Gain: • Understand pertinent employment laws affecting the hiring and interview process • Implement practices to avoid negligent hiring practices • Acquire and practice the most effective interview styles and strategies • Plan and organize an objective interview and evaluation process

Who Will Benefit: • Supervisors • Managers • HR Professionals

Speaker: Molly Kelley with XeniumHR

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OEN Workshop: Intelligent Hiring - March 2012
Miller Nash

Good managers and leaders agree - the most valuable asset in any company is its employees.

Is your hiring process set up to support your most valuable asset?

While there is no exact science for guaranteeing the perfect hire, you can improve your chances of hiring right the first time through a well planned and executed hiring process. This interactive session addresses the legal considerations associated with hiring and provides participants with tools to identify and uncover a candidate’s skills, performance and fit within their industry and workplace culture. Participants will practice interviewing and screening techniques and will develop a plan for refining their current hiring practices.

What You Will Gain: • Understand pertinent employment laws affecting the hiring and interview process • Implement practices to avoid negligent hiring practices • Acquire and practice the most effective interview styles and strategies • Plan and organize an objective interview and evaluation process

Who Will Benefit: • Supervisors • Managers • HR Professionals

Speaker: Molly Kelley with XeniumHR

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Monday
Mar 5, 2012
OEN Workshop: Sales 101: What Every Entrepreneur Needs to know about Sales
Stoel Rives LLP

You've got a great product but how do you sell it? This workshop will show you the foundations that you need to know, to move your product or service.

In this workshop, participants will learn:

•How to create and exchange value through building and fostering relationships. •Why and how customers choose to buy. •How to plan, prepare, and jump start an effective sales strategy. •How to successfully start and manage your own sales, even if you've never done it before. The first steps towards building a sales team and/or 3rd party sales networks.

People that will benefit from this workshop are:

•Entrepreneurs who are new to sales or are seeking to raise capital (there are some very similar principles that apply) •Business owners and leaders who may not be familiar with sales and want to improve their existing sales efforts. •Individuals that want to become more involved in their company's sales activities •Individuals wishing to start a career in sales or development.

Presenter: Robin Wang

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Tuesday
Mar 13, 2012
OEN CEO Roundtable: How to build great teams by having a rigorous HR personnel management system
First Citizen's Bank

In this OEN CEO Roundtable, Nitin will talk about the HR philosophy, culture, policies, and tactics that allowed Saber to grow from 20 employees to 1200 with zero voluntary separations from the company in its first 8 years. More importantly, 100% of the management team that drove this growth were promoted from within (programmers to executives) thus keeping our compensation and recruiting costs amongst the lowest in the industry.

Open only to CEOs or Presidents of currently operating companies that have employees. Boxed lunch will be served. This program is limited to 12 participants, and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Who should attend this event: CEOs and VP of HR for current and future high growth companies though any CEO that wants to build a company with a fabulous performance based culture would benefit from this event.

To register for this event, please call Kirsten Ringen, OEN Director of Membership Services, at 503-222-2270 x 113.

Speaker: Nitin Khanna, CEO, MergerTech Nitin Khanna, CEO, MergerTech, a boutique investment bank that facilitates mergers and acquisitions for technology companies with less than $100MM in revenue. Prior to MergerTech, Nitin was the founder, Chairman and CEO of Saber Corp. a Portland based national firm focused on providing technology solutions to government clients. Nitin started Saber in July 1998 and grew it to $120MM in revenues by 2007. The company was sold to EDS in December 2007 for $460MM. Currently he is very active in the Portland tech entrepreneurial community as an advisor, investor, mentor, and teacher.

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Tuesday
Mar 27, 2012
QR Codes – How to Implement Effectively to Market Your Business
Ambridge Event Center

What is a QR code and how can you take advantage of this new marketing tool? In this four hour class, QR Code expert Daryl Welch will answer your questions and give you hands-on training. Starting with a very brief background in the history of QR Codes, you will get right into the thick of everyday uses for QR Codes and how you can integrate QR codes into your marketing strategy today.

This class offers: 1. Hands-on labs in scanning codes (don’t forget to bring your smart phone) 2. QR Code Creation 3. Practical uses for QR Codes 4. Examining best and worst real live examples

Bring your laptop and your smartphone and learn how to set up and implement QR Codes for your business in four short hours.

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Thursday
Apr 19, 2012
AgilePDX event: "The Mikado Method, or how to behead the legacy beast" workshop
World Trade Center

THANK YOU to our sponsors: ProKarma and Agile Open Northwest!!

For any code base there comes a time when you want (or need) to change it. If your changes are extensive, it’s easy to get lost in a jungle of dependencies or on a sea of broken code. Ultimately, you might just give up and shove it away under the legacy label. Instead of doing that, use "The Mikado Method," a systematic approach to reclaim your code. The method helps you visualize, prepare, and perform business-value focused changes, while delivering, and without having a broken code-base in the process. It enhances team communication, collaboration and learning, and helps individuals stay on track.

http://mikadomethod.wordpress.com/book/

For: Lead developers, architects, programming coaches, or anyone who wants to get some serious hands-on practice on how to work their way out of messy code while keeping the delivery frequency and business value focus.

Join Ola Ellnestam, founder of Agical.se and author of The Mikado Method, as he leads the group through exploring techniques for restructuring difficult-t0-work-with code. Ola likes to combine people, technology and business which is best done with simple means and flexible processes. More than that he likes to share his knowledge and experiences because that’s how new insights are created according to him. http://ellnestam.wordpress.com/

http://www.hanoulle.be/2012/02/who-is-ola-ellnestam/

http://www.agical.com/

Registration fee: $85 - The participation of our sponsors, (including Agile Open Northwest, ProKarma, and...you?) helps us to keep the fee as low as possible.

For more information, or if you'd like to sponsor this event, contact dlarsen [at] futureworksconsulting [dot] com

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Social Media Class Portland OR - Leveraging LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter
Ambridge Event Center

Social Media has become a very important piece of the Internet Marketing puzzle; yet, it can be intimidating to get traction. In this six-hour class, Colleen Wright of Search Engine Academy Northwest will walk you through some critical components needed to create a successful Social Media campaign for your business.

Bring your lunch and your computer and let's learn about:

What social media marketing is and how it can help you grow your business

Developing Goals and Strategies for your Social Media Campaign

Working hands on with the big three platforms: LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter

More Specifically:

Facebook


  • Create a Business Page
  • Learn About Facebook Advertising
  • Set up an RSS Feed from your Blog

LinkedIn


  • Create a Company Page
  • Customize your Profile
  • Maximizing LinkedIn Groups

Twitter


  • Understand the Lingo
  • Customize your page
  • Learn about the tools

And more!

Join Colleen Wright on April 19th and let her help you demystify social media with strategies and tactics that will help you streamline and leverage social media for your business.

Prerequisite: Please bring your laptop to class with you.

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Wednesday
Jun 27, 2012
OEN Workshop: What you need to know about Sell-side Mergers and Acquisitions.
Miller Nash

Learn the: Who, What, When, Why, Where, & How of Sell-side Mergers and Acquisitions! Come ask your questions directly to an active dealmaker. Learn from an insider/expert how to sell your company for THE MAXIMUM PRICE. All business owners eventually exit their business, but most do not know the mechanics to achieve the full value for their firm.

Topics will include: Am I ready? What is accomplished with a valuation? What advisors will be required and why, and what you should expect from them? How to plan for the unforeseen. When and what should be disclosed? How not to say too much. How to do due diligence on the buyers.

Speakers:

Michael S. Crawford, Sr. Partner & Managing Principal, at The Merger Expert, Inc who is a sell-side M&A firm exclusively. Michael began his M&A career in 1983 and has 41,000 hours of M&A experience. For the first 12 years he was on the buying side of transactions for large private, and latter, publicly-traded, companies. In 1995, he founded a full-time, sell-side exclusively, M&A firm specializing in companies with $3-40 million in revenue.

Bruce Slater, Partner, The Merger Expert, INC. has over 69,000 hours experience within the consumer products manufacturing industry for three FORTUNE 500 Global companies. Bruce's M&A experience includes actively participating on the successful acquisition team at BLOUNT International for 14 years.

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Tuesday
Jul 17, 2012
OEN Workshop: Valuing Your Company - July 2012
Ater Wynne

As an early stage entrepreneur looking for the first round of funding, one of the most daunting tasks may be determining the valuation of your company. In this workshop, we will cover the basics of valuing a seed or launch stage company, and answer some questions, such as:

Who sets the valuation - the company or the investor?

What does pre-money and post-money valuation mean? How do I calculate it?

How do I estimate a premoney value for my company if we don’t yet have revenues?

How do investors determine the valuation?

Recent trends in valuation for Portland start ups

We'll explain the terminology, demystify the math and explain some of the ways that valuation is set during the funding process. There will be plenty of time for Q&A, so come armed with your questions and be ready to participate in a lively discussion about valuing early stage companies.

Speaker: Naomi Derner

Naomi Derner, CFA is the founder and managing director of Derner Valuation Consulting, where she performs valuations of businesses, securities and intangible assets, primarily for tax and fair value reporting compliance in connection with merger and acquisition transactions and stock option issuance. Ms. Derner has valuation experience across a wide variety of industries, and possesses specific expertise in technology and life sciences companies at all stages of development.

Prior to 2008, she was a Vice President in the San Francisco office of Houlihan Lokey Howard and Zukin. Prior to joining Houlihan Lokey, Ms. Derner held positions in the financial valuation services group at Arthur Andersen LLP, the financial institutions equity research group at NationsBanc Montgomery Securities, and the financial analysis unit at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

Ms. Derner holds the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst and is a candidate member of the American Society of Appraisers. She holds a bachelor’s degree in managerial economics from Carnegie Mellon University and a master’s degree in economics from the University of California Santa Barbara.

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Thursday
Oct 4, 2012
OEN Workshop: From Garage to an Office - Everything an Entrepreneur Needs to Know about Leasing Space
Kidder Mathews

Besides employee payroll, "Office, Industrial, or Retail Space" is usually a company's highest business expense. Yet many entrepreneurs put this on the back burner and deal with their space needs at the last minute.

This workshop will cover what you need to know when your company is growing and you are ready to take the next step for new space or ready to expand/relocate from your current location. This session will help you plan, as well as begin thinking of future space needs so you do not lose your leverage with landlords or get thrown into a space that will cost you and your investors money that could and should be used towards other business expenses.

Topics covered in this session will be:

Timeline for the real estate process

Lease terms

Typical length of leases and expectations for Tenant Improvements

Costs the Landlord should pick up, NOT the company

Costs other than the rent you should expect

Typical steps during the real estate process

Presenter: Josh Schweitz

Josh Schweitz is in the 13th year of his commercial real estate career, and is dedicated to providing the best service and value for his clients. During his career, he won the Commercial Association of Realtors' "Rookie of the Year" award, was listed as one of Oregon Business Magazine's 2003 top ten "Up-and-Coming Brokers," and ranked among Costar's top 20 "Power Brokers." Josh has successfully negotiated over 2.9 million square feet in office/flex transactions worth approximately $245 million in consideration. Josh focuses on high tech, creative, communications, and advertising companies and has been very involved with the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network, serving on their board in 2006.

Education University of Oregon, 1995

Licensed Real Estate Broker, Oregon and Washington

USPTA Certified Tennis Teaching Pro

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Tuesday
Jun 4, 2013
Workshop: A New Approach to Innovation & Agility
Embassy Suites Portland--Downtown

Learn how Google & Intel are leveraging the latest in neuroscience to

· solve design problems months earlier

· dive deep into uninterrupted collaborative effort

· transform thrash and frustration into energetic ease and insight

· boost creativity in stressful work environments

Join us for this experiential workshop exploring the intersection of emotional intelligence, mindfulness and creativity.

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Saturday
Jul 13, 2013
PyLadies Workshop: Intro to Django w/ Kenneth Love
AppFog HQ

This workshop is a somewhat dense guided run through the first three chapters of Getting Started with Django, the video web series from Kenneth Love (and funded by the wonderful Python community last year on Kickstarter!). We'll cover creating a project with an eye to maintainability and reusability (are those even words?!), testing that project, and even deploying it to Heroku.

Before the event: please do the Django tutorial in your own time to familiarize yourself with the basic concepts. If you would like help and/or would rather do this in a social setting, come to the Saturday Hack Day July 6th!

More details forthcoming!

NOTES:

  • Please RSVP via Meetup (see website link).
  • This is a women-only event.
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Friday
Jul 26, 2013
HTML5 Tizen workshop and hack
through Urban Airship Inc

Join us after OSCON for an HTML5 workshop and hackathon designed to introduce the new open-source Tizen OS for mobile. Are you a developer with a passion for mobile? Have an HTML5 app you’d like to port? Don’t have an app yet, but want to make one using HTML5 for Tizen? This hack’s for you!

We'll kick off with a short training session on Friday, July 26th at 6pm, followed by an informal pitch session by devs and hacking. Technical support and developer devices will be available for those who participate in the competition. Food and drinks are provided and there's $2k in cash prizes. Come pitch an app idea or bring an existing HTML5 app to port.

For more information, full schedule and to RSVP please visit http://public.bemyapp.com/tizenportland/ Note: We won't be staying overnight at the venue but will go on until late on Friday and come back on Saturday morning.

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Wednesday
Sep 4, 2013
Flux a Feminist Hackerspace Open House
Flux - Plastic Fantastics

what's this feminist hackerspace? grab a project you've been meaning to work on and come on over and hang out. Use the light table to do some tracing. Create a tutorial for your project using our documentation station. Knit a sweater for the coming winter.

Note that Goldsmith Building Doors Close at 6pm so just text Flux to 503 776 0804 to get let in.

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Wednesday
Sep 11, 2013
Flux Open House
Flux - Plastic Fantastics

what's this feminist hackerspace? grab a project you've been meaning to work on and come on over and hang out. Use the light table to do some tracing. Create a tutorial for your project using our documentation station. Knit a sweater for the coming winter.

Note that Goldsmith Building Doors Close at 6pm so just text Flux to 503 776 0804 to get let in.

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Wednesday
Sep 18, 2013
Open House for Flux: A feminist hackerspace
Flux - Plastic Fantastics

what's this feminist hackerspace? grab a project you've been meaning to work on and come on over and hang out. Use the light table to do some tracing. Create a tutorial for your project using our documentation station. Knit a sweater for the coming apocalypse.

Note that Goldsmith Building Doors Close at 6pm so text "Flux" to 503-776-0804 to get let in.

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Wednesday
Sep 25, 2013
Flux Open House
Flux - Plastic Fantastics

what's this feminist hackerspace? grab a project you've been meaning to work on and come on over and hang out. Use the light table to do some tracing. Create a tutorial for your project using our documentation station. Knit a sweater for the coming apocalypse.

Note that Goldsmith Building Doors Close at 6pm so just text Flux to 503 776 0804 to get let in.

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Saturday
Oct 5, 2013
Waking the Primitive Body: An Introduction to Personal Dance
through Lightbox Kulturhaus

This workshop is a 10 hour movement intensive, presented over two consecutive days. You will learn to use the techniques and insights of theater and dance to discover new ways to find and expand your center. You do not need to be a performer; you only need to be committed to expanding your choice of creative movement through the discovery of your true core. Dates: October 5th & 6th, 2013 Time: 11am- 4pm each day Location: Lightbox Kulturhaus, 2027 NE MLK Blvd, Portland (enter through glass doors, behind Tiny's Coffee) Cost: $111 Spaces are limited so register soon!

Instructor: Jacob Mooney This workshop is for actors, dancers, musicians, and anyone who wants to express themselves more fully and freely. We will draw from physical theater, butoh, clown, modern dance, and myth. We will cultivate presence, awareness and potency in both our performances and in our lives. We will inspire ourselves to walk our edges, push our limits, and dive deep within ourselves. Through this work we hope to connect with other creative people who can laugh together, work together, and collaborate on future initiatives based upon the foundation we build in these sessions. Jacob is an actor, dancer, clown and stilt performer. He has studied with Lume Theater in Brazil, Smascherati clown theater in Italy, Yumiko Yoshioka of butoh dance company Ten Pen CHii. Jacob has also trained and performed with the International Theater Collective, Berlin- based Grotest Maru, and the Carpet Bag Brigade stilt theater company. Jacob also directed the Slippery Theater Stilt company in Portland, OR and is the current director of the New Cascadia Clown Army.

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Wednesday
Oct 30, 2013
Music Hacking: Flux Open House
Flux - Plastic Fantastics

Our first Themed Open House: the theme being hacking sound/music. No need to stick to the theme if you have a different kind of project you're working on.

Bring a project your working on or just come and mix with other folks who like making their own sound and instruments. Real informal. Dave is gonna bring 3 Mixtape Alpha boards plus parts anyone who's interested can build one with him.

OR bring your own project! Some of us will be chatting with folks who are interested about organizing a build a synthesizer workshop. If you've got ideas or interest in that come on down and help us shape it. http://www.openmusiclabs.com/projects/mixtape_alpha/ http://wiki.openmusiclabs.com/wiki/MixtapeAlpha

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Tuesday
Nov 5, 2013
Brand Camp
Green Rising Marketing

What’s making you feel lost in your marketing?

Your Brand, your Marketing, is one of those things that feels like it should be easy; people act like it should come naturally. You try, but indecision paralyzes you, and everything sounds over-the-top, too weak, or just …sigh… weird.

So, where to start? To kickstart? To Re-Start?

You’ve got the passion, you love what you do, and hell, quite frankly, the world needs you. (If only they knew about you.)

Enter Green Rising. Why pay big, fancy agency fees, when DIY is way more fun? We’ll teach you everything we know (and can fit into 2 days), so you can up your game, get focused, and share your inner powerhouse with the rest of the world.

You deserve it.

On day 1 of Brand Camp you’ll learn how to:

…articulate the WHY of what you do …find your best customers …stand. out.

How can we top that?

On day 2, you’ll learn how to:

…carry out your vision on your own terms with the basics of marketing and social media (insta-what?), and make real, live connections to experts in graphic design, web design, photography and more. -Learn + Do = Marketing ready-to-go

You will work intensively to sharpen your marketing tools and tactical implementation, all while making great connections within a small class size. Be prepared to have homework every week and really get to know your business in a new way.

When: Nov. 5th (session 1) & Nov. 19th (session 2)

Where: 1306 NW Hoyt St. #300, Portland, OR 97209

Pricing: $150 for one session, $250 if you sign up for both at the same time (includes lunch @ Paragon)

Email [email protected] if you're interested!

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Wednesday
Nov 6, 2013
Flux Open House
Flux - Plastic Fantastics

Every Wednesday 5-8pm Flux is open for folks to come by, work on a project and jam on ideas.

Come on down. We're on the Second floor, take a right at the top of the stairs.

Some folks will be finishing up assembling Mixtape Alpha Kits.

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Wednesday
Nov 13, 2013
Flux Open House
Flux - Plastic Fantastics

Every Wednesday 5-8pm Flux is open for folks to come by, work on a project and jam on ideas.

Come on down. We're on the Second floor, take a right at the top of the stairs.

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Wednesday
Nov 20, 2013
Flux Open House
Flux - Plastic Fantastics

Every Wednesday 5-8pm Flux is open for folks to come by, work on a project and jam on ideas.

Come on down. We're on the Second floor, take a right at the top of the stairs.

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Wednesday
Dec 4, 2013
Flux Open House
Flux - Plastic Fantastics

Every Wednesday 5-8pm Flux is open for folks to come by, work on a project and jam on ideas.

Come on down. We're on the Second floor, take a right at the top of the stairs.

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Wednesday
Jan 15, 2014
Flux Open House
Flux - Plastic Fantastics

Every Wednesday 6-8pm Flux is open for folks to come by, work on a project and jam on ideas.

Come on down. We're on the Second floor, take a right at the top of the stairs.

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Wednesday
Jan 22, 2014
Flux Open House
Flux - Plastic Fantastics

Every Wednesday 6-8pm Flux is open for folks to come by, work on a project and jam on ideas.

Come on down. We're on the Second floor, take a right at the top of the stairs.

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Wednesday
Feb 5, 2014
Flux Open House
Flux - Plastic Fantastics

Every Wednesday 6-8pm Flux is open for folks to come by, work on a project and jam on ideas.

Come on down. We're on the Second floor, take a right at the top of the stairs.

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Tuesday
Feb 18, 2014
Flux Community Workshop Work Party
Flux - Plastic Fantastics

Building community while building out the space. Family friendly event. No experience necessary. Show up at 6 and join a team and get to work on one of the three tasks we'll be tackling this evening. All tools and equipment provided.

Tasks: 1 Labeling & Web Documenting Tools (labeling!)

2 Organizing Tools for accessibility (Put up 3 more pegboards, label, and outline tools)

3 Rearranging for Dedicated Desks & Build Area (moving Makerbot & soldering station, assemble new IKEA desk, etc)

Bonus points if you can donate any of the following to Flux: masking tape, extension cords, more power strips, more pegboard hooks, dish drying rack, silverware, or mugs.

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Wednesday
Feb 19, 2014
Flux Open House
Flux - Plastic Fantastics

Every Wednesday 6-8pm Flux is open for folks to come by, work on a project and jam on ideas.

Come on down. We're on the Second floor, take a right at the top of the stairs.

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Sunday
Feb 23, 2014
Secret Knowledge of Poster Design
OpenSourcery

Artists, Musicians, Performers, & Culture Makers YOU NEED The Secret Knowledge of Poster Design

Learn to make eye-catching posters using your computer and free layout software (scribus).

$25

Sunday February 23rd 2pm – 6pm (instruction starts at 3pm, see schedule below)

About this workshop

Layout software is the key to making professional-looking posters and promotional graphics to promote your work (art/music/babysitting/etc). We’ll be using a great free program called Scribus to make basic layouts that look great.

Secret Knowledge offers workshops aimed at empowering creative people. Attendees will come away with skills they can really use. Instruction will follow an inquiry-based, hands-on approach to learning. That means we’ll provide instruction on the basics of how to make posters and graphics layouts, attendees will participate in a work session designing some real posters that they expect to use (we hope) to promote something, and additional instruction will address the specific creative goals of attendees which arise during the work session. What to bring

Bring your Linux, Windows, or Macintosh laptop computer to the class. A limited number of loaner laptops can be made available, please ask in advance of the class if you will need one.

Instructions for installing Scribus will be provided to you ahead of the class and Secret Knowledge will host an installation party from 2pm – 3pm before the start of instruction for those who need assistance installing software.

Schedule

2pm – 3pm Install Party

3pm – 4:30pm Software Instruction

4:30pm – 6pm Poster Designing (work session & inquiry-based instruction)

Location

This Secret Knowledge workshop is generously hosted at OpenSourcery – technology for good.

OpenSourcery, 1636 Northwest Lovejoy Street, Portland, OR 97209

Instructor

This workshop will be lead by Mr.Noah Kleiman of Secret Knowledge.

Questions

Contact [email protected] , or call 503-482-8255

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Thursday
Mar 20, 2014
Work Smarter, Not Harder: Streamlining Your Day-to-Day Freelance Life
Milagros Boutique

In the latest event in national non-profit the Freelancers Union's (www.freelancersunion.org) Freelance 360 professional workshop series, freelance expert Allie Rice will lead attendees through the ins and outs of building a healthy, well-organized business that frees you up to pursue your passions – instead of tying you down.

Learn more and RSVP at the link!

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Saturday
Mar 22, 2014
Soft Circuits at Lovecraft, An LED Crafty Workshop
Lovecraft Bar

Join Cacophonous Creations for another edition of introductory lessons into the world of soft circuits!

Who: Anyone 21+ years old, who wants to learn how to add an LED and switch to an article of clothing, stuffed animal, or fabric based accessory.

All skill levels of sewing and electronics are welcome!

Cost: $5 covers basic materials + sliding scale workshop fee $5-15

Things to bring with you: A stuffed animal, article of clothing, or fabric based accessory, or anything else you want to add some electronic bling to (non- stretchy materials work best)

Scissors

Needle nose pliers

Head lamp (I have a few lamps. However, we are sewing in a bar with limited lighting and your eyes may appreciate additional light.)

non-conductive cotton or polyester thread that coordinates with your fabric.

Thursday
Apr 17, 2014
Planning for Growth: Building a Successful Freelance Future
Hatch

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when building a freelance business, but it can also be an exciting and rewarding process. In this group workshop hosted by national non-profit the Freelancers Union (www.freelancersunion.org), you’ll outline what’s next for your business and start forging the path to achieving your personal and professional goals.

Learn more and RSVP at the link!

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Sunday
Apr 20, 2014
MIDI & Music Tech Clinic @ Central Library US Bank Meeting Room
Multnomah County Central Library

This event is open to the public.

MIDI & Music Tech Clinic is a drop-in event for troubleshooting MIDI/music tech difficulties. Come to learn, to teach, or to share hardware, software, and even recording knowledge.

Format:

• Bring the full make and model of each piece of gear and the manual if you have it ("I have a Roland SH-01 Synthesizer").

• Know your use case or questions ("I want to use an expression pedal to modulate the vibrato on my synth patch"). • "Experts" will be on-hand. • Laptops or other small pieces of gear welcome. A small set of speakers will be available. Sounds should be no louder than the volume of speaking for the library's sake.

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Saturday
Apr 26, 2014
Soft Circuits at Lovecraft, An LED Crafty Workshop
Lovecraft Bar

Join us for another edition of introductory lessons into the world of soft circuits!

Who: Anyone 21+ years old, who wants to learn how to add an LED and switch to an article of clothing, stuffed animal, or fabric based accessory.

All skill levels of sewing and electronics are welcome!

Cost: $5 covers basic materials + sliding scale workshop fee $5-15

Things to bring with you: A stuffed animal, article of clothing, or fabric based accessory, or anything else you want to add some electronic bling to (non- stretchy materials work best)

Scissors

Needle nose pliers

Head lamp (I have a few lamps. However, we are sewing in a bar with limited lighting and your eyes may appreciate additional light.)

non-conductive cotton or polyester thread that coordinates with your fabric.

Website
Saturday
May 24, 2014
Soft Circuits at Lovecraft, An LED Crafty Workshop
Lovecraft Bar

Join us for another edition of introductory lessons into the world of soft circuits!

Who: Anyone 21+ years old, who wants to learn how to add an LED and switch to an article of clothing, stuffed animal, or fabric based accessory.

All skill levels of sewing and electronics are welcome!

Cost: $5 covers basic materials + sliding scale workshop fee $5-15

Things to bring with you: A stuffed animal, article of clothing, or fabric based accessory, or anything else you want to add some electronic bling to (non- stretchy materials work best)

Scissors

Needle nose pliers

Head lamp (I have a few lamps. However, we are sewing in a bar with limited lighting and your eyes may appreciate additional light.)

non-conductive cotton or polyester thread that coordinates with your fabric.

Website
Wednesday
Jul 30, 2014
CascadiaJS Training by Formidable Labs
TBD - Portland

JavaScript is at the core of the modern web—on the server and in the browser. In this full-day tutorial, we will lead you through the tools, frameworks, and paradigms that you need to craft modern, client-rich applications. Our intensive workshop will take you from a basic skeleton application to a production-ready infrastructure, ready to stand up to real-world traffic.

The team at Formidable Labs has written some of the worlds' largest JavaScript web applications and literally written the book on testing them. Our engineers and educators have led trainings for companies of all sizes, as well as the technology community. We are thrilled to bring our battle-tested experience and lessons from field to the fine folks at CascadiaJS.

Topics

  • JavaScript for Modern Applications with jQuery & Underscore.js - Learn core tenets of JavaScript application development with two of the web's most essential tools – jQuery and Underscore.js.
  • MVC Fundamentals with Backbone.js and Node.js - Explore the fundamentals of Model-View-Controller application design, using the popular Backbone.js framework as a guide to concepts and implementations. We will back our frontend application with a basic Node.js data server.
  • Building Production Applications with Grunt & Friends - Create a production-ready application and support full testing / development workflows using Grunt, Bower, AMD/RequireJS and other automation tools.
  • JavaScript Application Testing - Increase confidence in your applications and find bugs earlier with tools and techniques to make application testing flexible, fast, and easy to do. We will use Mocha, Chai, and Sinon.JS to test frontend and backend JavaScript applications.
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Monday
Sep 8, 2014
FOSS4G (Workshops)
Portland State University

Full descriptions are on the FOSS4G Workshops page. Check the Registration Page for availability.

Morning Sessions:

  • An Introduction to OpenStreetMap
  • Better Planning In Case of Disaster: Introduction to Impact Modelling with InaSAFE
  • Building Standards Compliant Geospatial Web Application – The Quick and Easy MapMint Way
  • Create a mobile GIS app using FOSS tools
  • Creating Interactive Online Maps with CartoDB
  • Let’s talk about your geostack
  • OpenLayers 3 – First Contact
  • Python Flask, MongoDB, and Leaflet for quick and fun mapping applications
  • SpatioTemporal data handling with GeoServer: an introduction with examples for MetOc and Remote Sensing data for WMS and WCS
  • Web mapping with OGC services and GeoServer: an introduction

Afternoon Sessions

  • Building Apps with OpenLayers
  • Deploying INSPIRE Geoportals with GET SDI Portal
  • Deploying Web Processing Services using ZOO-Project – Examples of Python based WPS using PgRouting
  • Developing Android Native Mobile Applications with mobile map tools
  • Enterprise class deplyoment for GeoServer and GeoWebcache:optimizing performances and robustness
  • Exploratory Spatial Data Analysis with PySAL
  • Introduction to high availability clusters with GeoServer and GeoWebCache
  • Introduction to InaSAFE development
  • Introduction to PostGIS

All Day Sessions:

  • An introduction to QGIS
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Tuesday
Sep 9, 2014
FOSS4G (Workshops)
Portland State University

Full descriptions are on the FOSS4G Workshops page. Check the Registration Page for availability.

Morning Sessions:

  • Becoming a QGIS Developer
  • Bringing together SQL, CartoCSS and Javascript to tell stories with data using CartoDB
  • FOSS4G routing with pgRouting, OpenStreetMap road data and OpenLayers
  • GeoTools DataStore Workshop
  • Introduction to GeoServer
  • Spatio-temporal data handling and visualization in GRASS GIS
  • The Accidental DBA
  • TileMill Fundamentals
  • Versioning Spatial Data with GeoGit

Afternoon Sessions

  • A Standard GeoSpatial Stack in The Cloud – look ma, no installs
  • GeoNetwork for dummies, or how to setup and use an SDI in 3 hours
  • GeoNode: From novice to master
  • GeoServer Cartography and Styling
  • GeoWebCache in Production
  • Getting started with Oskari – Modular map application framework
  • HOT Activations: OpenStreetMap for Disaster Response
  • Leaflet and Mapbox JavaScript API Fundamentals
  • PostGIS 3D
  • QGIS for Analysts
  • QGIS Plugin Development with PyQt4 and PyQGIS
  • Replicating PostGIS

All Day Sessions:

  • From data to maps and services with MapStore, GeoServer GeoNetwork and CKAN
  • OGC services with GeoServer: from journeyman to master
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Wednesday
Oct 8, 2014
Brown Bag Lunch About Startup/Small Business Accounting & Operations
Forge Portland - 1410 SW Morrison Street, Suite 850

Register here for the event! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/forge-portlands-brown-bag-lunch-with-mike-kalkofen-tickets-13264475403

Forge Portland is proud to be hosting the next event our Brown Bag Lunch Series featuring Mike Kalkofen. Twice a month we bring in experienced professionals to host a Q&A conversation on specific topics. These lunches are a great chance to meet like-minded people and expand your network and community at our beautiful downtown location.

Mike Kalkofen is an entrepreneurial, socially conscious professional specializing in accounting and operations management. The conversation at this lunch will focus on how to harness great accounting to improve operations for your entrepreneurial business. Although much of Mike's career has been in finance and accounting management, he also has extensive experience in operations management, and even owned his own business for a time. Sure, he can create killer Excel spreadsheets with the best of them, but he gets the most enjoyment out of using numbers to improve operations, to provide better customer service, and to help people.

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Thursday
Oct 9, 2014
Lesbians Who Tech // Workshop: A strengths-based approach to leading from within
Esri Portland R&D Center

Join LWT PDX for: A Strengths-Based Approach To Leading From Within A Workshop with Dani Rukin, CPCC, PCC Thursday, October 9 5:30-7:45 PM Esri Portland R&D Center 309 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR

Don't miss our October LWT PDX special event, "A Strengths-Based Approach To Leading From Within"! Mark your calendars for an exciting evening of professional development with seasoned Career and Leadership Development Coach, Dani Rukin, leading us through what promises to be an inspiring evening of the latest and most effective methods for developing your leadership skills.

This event is being held at Esri PDX, a cool software company in downtown Portland. Please RSVP so we can accommodate everyone! Suggested contribution is $10.00. Light snacks will be provided.

Schedule: 5:30 - 6: Networking 6 - 7:45: Workshop starts promptly at 6 pm. 7:45 - ? After the workshop, whoever wants to can migrate over to The Original (just across the street) to grab food and drink and network further.

We hope you can join us!

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Monday
Oct 13, 2014
Small Business Quickbooks Accounting Workshop Day 1 of 2
Forge Portland - 1410 SW Morrison Street, Suite 850

Small Business Quickbooks Accounting Workshop: Have a fulfilling business but lost when it comes to accounting? Come learn Quickbooks basics hands on at this 2-day split workshop with Renee Trump of Pasaban Accounting! If you have a laptop, feel free to bring it along and follow the workshop with your own real numbers - this way, you will have made great progress with your business by the end of the workshop. In the event that you don't have a laptop, come join us nonetheless and learn how to get a strong handle on your finances! Register now to ensure you have a spot! Seats are limited to ensure that all participants receive direct attention.

IMPORTANT DATE & TIME INFO: The workshop is split between Monday, October 13th and Thursday, October 16th from 6:00pm-8:00pm each day. The Eventbrite interface is not conducive to that format for dates and times, so the event above does say Oct. 13 at 6:00pm - Oct. 16 at 8:00pm. This is not a 3-day event, but rather is a 4 hour workshop divided between two evenings. The registration admits to both days as they are consecutive and not alternative dates.

Forge Portland is hosting the workshop and is located in the Tiffany Center at 1410 SW Morrison St., Suite 850. For $99, Renee Trump and Forge Portland are offering you the opportunity to get your small business accounting on the right track with Quickbooks.

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Thursday
Oct 16, 2014
Small Business Quickbooks Accounting Workshop Day 2 of 2
Forge Portland - 1410 SW Morrison Street, Suite 850

Small Business Quickbooks Accounting Workshop: Have a fulfilling business but lost when it comes to accounting? Come learn Quickbooks basics hands on at this 2-day split workshop with Renee Trump of Pasaban Accounting! If you have a laptop, feel free to bring it along and follow the workshop with your own real numbers - this way, you will have made great progress with your business by the end of the workshop. In the event that you don't have a laptop, come join us nonetheless and learn how to get a strong handle on your finances! Register now to ensure you have a spot! Seats are limited to ensure that all participants receive direct attention.

IMPORTANT DATE & TIME INFO: The workshop is split between Monday, October 13th and Thursday, October 16th from 6:00pm-8:00pm each day. The Eventbrite interface is not conducive to that format for dates and times, so the event above does say Oct. 13 at 6:00pm - Oct. 16 at 8:00pm. This is not a 3-day event, but rather is a 4 hour workshop divided between two evenings. The registration admits to both days as they are consecutive and not alternative dates.

Forge Portland is hosting the workshop and is located in the Tiffany Center at 1410 SW Morrison St., Suite 850. For $99, Renee Trump and Forge Portland are offering you the opportunity to get your small business accounting on the right track with Quickbooks.

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Wednesday
Oct 22, 2014
BRIX Lunch Workshop with Mazarine Treys
Forge Portland - 1410 SW Morrison Street, Suite 850

THIS WEDNESDAY - October 22nd from 12pm-1pm

Register HERE.

Mazarine Treyz is "the Wild Woman of Fundraising and Social Media." She will be sharing her success and focusing in on how to get people to click "Buy" on your business website. Please join us for food, soak in all the wonderful advice, and meet a seasoned fundraiser and social media expert. Lunch will be provided by BRIX Tavern! See the presentation preview below.

How to Get People to Click Buy On Your Business Website Workshop

Have you ever wondered how some people make a living online, and others just barely get by? With this workshop, you'll be able to start to make real money online for your business. You'll be able to take your prospects up the ladder of engagement, you'll be able to prove to them that you are trustworthy, and have something useful for them.

You'll learn what your prospects want the most, and how to vet a mailing list. You'll also learn how to get more people to sign up for your email newsletter using social media AND on your website, and, finally, the right words to help people open your emails and get on with buying your products!

Learn:

Steps 1-10 in the ladder of engagement

How to collect emails with social media

3 ways to collect addresses on your website

4 ways to use social proof to help people buy

22 Key words to make people open your emails

5 Key Survey questions to help you reach your target market

Buying mailing lists: What questions you MUST ask, to save you money and time.

Stupendous sales letters: How to get people to go through your sales page and buy

Bonus Materials:

5 step worksheet for your ladder of engagement

Problem to Solution grid to help you write to your customers

Slides and presentation notes

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Saturday
Oct 25, 2014
DIY Light Up Monster Workshop at Lovecraft!
Lovecraft Bar

Learn to sew your own plush monster that lights up!

Who: Anyone 21+ years old, who is interested in learning how to combine sewing and electronics. All experience levels welcome!

Cost: $10 covers all materials

Suggested Things To Bring: Scissors

Needle nose pliers

Ideas for what your monster will look like

Head lamp (I have a few lamps. However, we are sewing in a bar with limited lighting and your eyes may appreciate additional light.)

Thursday
Nov 20, 2014
Real Estate for Startups 101
PSU Business Accelerator

When most people imagine a tech startup’s office they probably conjure up glossy stereotypes: an open workspace, maybe in a converted warehouse, with modern design and amenities from beer on tap to a ping pong table.

In reality, we know you’re running lean and working out of your garage or perhaps even a local tech incubator. But how do you make the giant leap into leasing your own new space?

Local real estate experts Ajay Malhotra of CBRE, Kristin Hammond of Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) and Peter Andrews of Melvin Mark have joined forces to help you navigate the murky waters of commercial real estate! Join us for Real Estate for Startups 101 on Thursday, November 20 from 4--6pm.

You will:

Learn about the current market, building types and locations

Set realistic timelines for finding a new space

Understand the true cost of a lease

And more!

We’ll allow plenty of time for discussion with the experts so you can find answers to all your questions about commercial real estate.

The event is free and refreshments are provided, but please RSVP.

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Wednesday
Dec 10, 2014
Secret Knowledge of Working Websites
Taborspace

Enlightenment for beginners, confidence for the daunted, wisdom for anyone looking to promote their creative work online.

Build a professional looking, easy-to-maintain website for marketing your music, artwork, or creative business. This workshop is an applied lesson in building a website that works for you using the free Wordpress content management/blogging platform.

Free ($5 - $15 suggested donation). Let us know you're coming. Registration is free (and optional)

Instructor: Noah Kleiman

Secret Knowledge offers free/low-cost workshops aimed at giving working class artists, musicians, and creative entrepreneurs the tech & business skills they need to succeed.

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Thursday
Dec 18, 2014
Secret Knowledge of Crowd Funding
Taborspace

Time tested fundraising wisdom you need to finance your next album, publication, business idea, or art project.

This workshop will cover time-tested nonprofit fundraising principals and show you how to apply these principles to your individual crowd funding campaign. You’ll leave with a easy-to-follow framework for planning and implementing a successful crowd funding campaign.

Free ($5 - $15 suggested donation). Let us know you're coming. Registration is free (and optional)

Instructor: Noah Kleiman

Secret Knowledge offers free/low-cost workshops aimed at giving working class artists, musicians, and creative entrepreneurs the tech & business skills they need to succeed.

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Saturday
Jan 31, 2015
Unix & Git for Everyone Workshop
Code Fellows

Git is everywhere. Creative or engineering, you have directly encountered or will encounter Git in the workplace. Regardless of work style or team size, it is the tool that everyone should be using.

Unix is the basis for everything from personal computers and cellphones to super computers and web servers. Understanding the principles of how Unix works is essential to being an effective developer.

In this one-day workshop, you will be introduced to Git and Unix and get up to speed on concepts and workflows in no time. You will discover how working in the command line isn't all that scary, understand how to move between projects with just a few key strokes, and gain confidence with the steps involved for a common Git branching strategy. In addition, you will learn the brief history of Unix and some of the underlying philosophy of the Unix and Unix-like operating systems.

Cloning isn't just for sheep and galactic empires. Together we will all create and share GitHub repositories using the Unix command line.

Space is limited. Sign up now to reserve your seat.

General Public: $250 Incoming Foundations II, Bootcamp, and Development Accelerator Students: $50

Questions? Contact us at [email protected]

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Friday
Feb 6, 2015
Intel Design Thinking Workshop @ Startup Week
CENTRL Office

Intel Corp and CENTRL Office would like to invite you to a Design Thinking workshop from 12-3pm on Friday, February 6, at CENTRL Office in the Pearl. Weąll immediately follow it up with a mini-Happy hour sponsored by Intel, where you can learn more about what we do and how you can get engaged. Space will be limited, and this private invitation will guarantee you a spot.

For those who don't know, Design Thinking is a methodology for systematic innovation, much like Lean Startup. Our group at Intel is using this methodology to create new, engaging product concepts. This is your chance to experience it with us.

Hope to see you there!

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Wednesday
Feb 11, 2015
Negotiation: In Life and At Work
Crowd Compass

Event is $10, please RSVP on our meetup page linked above

The ability to negotiate successfully in today's climate can make the difference between success and failure in both life and work.

Have you tried to get your child to go to bed on time? Have you tried to get someone to chip in on a bill when dining out? Do you want to effectively ask for a raise at work?

Join us for this hands-on workshop that will help you get the most out of your life by asking for more and GETTING IT!!!

Learn secrets of the professionals from Sam Imperati, a negotiation and conflict resolution expert with a great sense of humor! He's studied the best ways for women to negotiate in our current climate and coached as many through some of the most difficult negotiations! We will do workshops to find ways to overcome the fear of asking for what you want, asking for what you want and getting it!

6-6:30pm Networking, food and drink 6:30-6:45pm Introductions 6:45-7:45pm Negotiation Foundation 7:45-8:30pm Focused Negotiations

Cost = $10.00. (Dinner will be provided and the proceeds will support ChickTech: High School programs.)

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Saturday
Mar 7, 2015
Hackster Hardware Weekend
through Portland State Business Accelerator Mt. Hood room

Ready to hack the future of hardware?

The Hackster Hardware Weekend is a celebration of makers, open source hardware and the Hackster community across America. From Seattle to NYC and everything in between, we are hitting the road driving an original DeLorean DMC 12 to run the coolest Hackathon & Meetup series of the year, with loads of free hardware kits, amazing speakers, software freebies and great people.

Best yet, you also get to hack our Time Machine. Update our DeLorean with the latest sensors, electronics, radios and data service. Make Doc Emmet Brown proud and #HackToTheFuture!

What will you build with the DeLorean? Share your ideas on the DeLorean hacks page.

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Thursday
Mar 12, 2015
WORKSHOP – Experience Lab Usability Clinic
Hatch

The Experience Lab team evaluates the usability of your website, product or prototype and recommend both quick fixes and the next best steps for development.

We address 3-4 projects per clinic, so advance evaluation reservations are recommended.

You can contact us about an upcoming session if you would like us to address your project. http://www.experiencelabpdx.com/

Our Hatch workshops are not confidential: community members are invited to attend the discussions!

This workshop is open to the public. Please RSVP here: http://www.hatchthefuture.org/calendar/workshop-experience-lab-usability-clinic-free/2015-03-12/

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Wednesday
Mar 18, 2015
Learn to Evaluate (and Improve) Your Workshop
Hatch

Successfully learning from our experiences (both good and bad) is tricky businesses. Evaluating and learning from our own talks, demo’s, and workshops can be a piece of cake, and this workshop will show you how! Learn tools of the trade for assessing any learning experience for depth of learning, audience engagement, and more. You’ll leave with another tool in your toolkit for learning design!

You will... ...Learn how to evaluate on the fly during a presentation or workshop ...Learn how to create surveys and questions that accurately assess your workshop ...Learn how to incorporate feedback into your work for next time

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Workshop: Introduction to Programmable System-on-Chip Devices

PDXElectroHax and Pattern Agents are are pleased to offer the first in a series of workshops on Programmable Hardware: Introduction to Programmable System-on-Chip Devices. Tom Moxon, CEO/Founder of PatternAgents will be teaching. It’s a chance to get an accessible introduction to this technology from an expert. Tickets are $20. They are limited and currently available on Eventbrite: pdxelectrohax.eventbrite.com

Details:

This workshop is a hands-on introduction to the Cypress PSoC device family and the (free) PSoC Creator Integrated Development Environment(IDE). The workshop will include a brief architecture and software/IDE overview, followed by hand's-on project labs.

Date: Wednesday March, 18th, 2015
Hours: 6pm – 8pm
Location: 8905 SW Nimbus Ave, Suite 100, Beaverton, OR 97008
Requirements: Windows “compatible” Laptop Computer and USB port (Apple MacBook Pro with Bootcamp or Parallels works fine)
Prerequisites: Basic electronics (the ability to understand a schematic drawing). Basic programming helpful.

Workshop Attendees will receive a PSoC development kit (CY8CKIT-049) that includes a flexible USB-UART device, and a PSoC-4 device. Light refreshments provided.

Audience:

• Programmers who would like to learn more about hardware and debugging.
• Hackers who would like to learn new skills for quickly solving hardware problems.
• Students who want explore and learn about new hardware-based solutions.
• Professionals seeking new skills for the workplace. Programmable Hardware Workshop Series

This workshop is the first in a series presented by PDXElectroHax and PatternAgents using programmable hardware and systems. If you have wanted to learn more about using programmable hardware, like Field Programmable Gate Arrays, Programmable System on Chip devices, Programmable Logic Devices and more; in a easy-paced, hand's-on environment, then this is the workshop series for you. Applications include lighting, motor/motion control, sensor monitoring and more.

Instructor Info:
Tom Moxon - Pattern Agents Founder and Chief Technology Officer

If you have ever...

Listened to Depeche Mode, Yes, Peter Gabriel, Vangelis, Tangerine Dream, Paul McCartney, or Talking Heads, then you've heard music from sampling keyboard equipment he helped to design.

Watched cartoons from the animators at Hanna-Barbera Productions (Flintstones, etc.), then you've seen images processed from digital image processing equipment he helped to design.

Seen pictures from the Voyager spacecraft, then you've seen images processed from digital image processing equipment he helped to design.

Tom has over thirty years of engineering experience, and has designed systems and integrated circuits for client companies including Cray Research, Adobe Systems, Hewlett Packard, Silicon Graphics, Rohm, Hyundai Electronics, Emu Systems, and many others.

Sunday
Mar 29, 2015
KiCad PCB Workshop
Control-H

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Have you ever wanted to design your own PCB from scratch? Are you curious about the design process and the tools and techniques used by pros and hackers alike? Maybe you have some experience with Eagle PCB and want to try out a free and open source design suite...

Now's the chance to learn KiCad!

"KiCad is an EDA software suite for the creation of professional schematics and printed circuit boards up to 32 copper layers with additional technical layers. KiCad runs on Windows, Linux and Apple OS X and is released under the open-source GNU GPL v2 free of charge."

The workshop will be hosted by hardware ninja Jared Boone of Sharebrained Technology and HackRF fame.

Details:

  • When: Sunday, March 29th, 1-5pm
  • Cost: Free/Donation $
  • Where: Control-H, 7600 N Interstate, Portland, OR
  • Bring: A laptop with KiCad installed + power cable (and maybe a mouse)
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    Tuesday
    Mar 31, 2015
    Startup 411 – “How to Start” Workshop
    Miller Nash

    Got an idea for a startup, but don’t know where to start? This workshop, hosted by OEN and OTBC, will provide an overview of local resources, along with a checklist of steps to take as you build out your plan.

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    Wednesday
    Apr 15, 2015
    Ensemble Learning Workshop
    New Relic

    Join us for a workshop on using multiple classifier to make one better classifier. We'll start with an overview of the common types of ensemble learning and apply one to decision trees to create random forests. Please be familiar with the content in this post on decision trees.

    RSVP here.

    Bring your laptop. We'll bring the pizza.

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    Saturday
    Apr 18, 2015
    RactiveJS workshop with Marty Nelson
    Epicodus

    An introduction and exploration of live, reactive templating with RactiveJS.

    Whether you're a beginner or a veteran of web development, leverage your HTML, JS, and CSS knowledge to easily create dynamic data-driven applications and websites.

    RSVP Here: ractivejs-workshop-april.eventbrite.com

    What is Ractive JS?

    Ractive is a template-driven UI library, but unlike other tools that generate inert HTML, it transforms your templates into blueprints for apps that are interactive by default.

    Some tools force you to learn a new vocabulary and structure your app in a particular way. Ractive works for you, not the other way around – and it plays well with other libraries.

    What will the workshop cover?

    Templating

    We'll cover the mustache basics and then dive into the expanded abilities of two-way binding, sections and expressions. Patterns for common use cases like master/detail relationships.

    Data, Binding and Observers

    Controlling data through template binding and programmatic manipulation. Establishing data flows with observers.

    Decorators, Events and Transitions & Animations

    Encapsulate DOM manipulation, respond to events and provide intro and outro effects

    Components

    Apply the fundamentals of Ractive in a modular fashion to build composable, powerful apps

    Advanced Configuration and Instantiation, and more

    Resources to get started

    Installation

    Using Ractive can be as simple as adding a script tag in the browser.

    However, for this workshop please make sure you have node.js installed as will be exploring ractive in a modern build environment. Here's how to get started: http://docs.ractivejs.org/latest/get-started-with-node-js

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    Tuesday
    Aug 4, 2015
    Building the Accessibility Roadmap
    52Ltd.

    I know, I know. Accessibility seems like a thing that we should do... but it's sometimes uncomfortable to talk about and it feels like there aren't that many people who need it anyway... right?

    Wrong. About 1 in 5 Americans reports that they have some kind of disability - from hearing impairment, vision impairment, mobility issues to mental disabilities and more. What does this mean for you and your company? It means that if you're not creating sites, services, and products with this group of people in mind, you're letting go of a multi-billion dollar market share. It also means that you're missing opportunities to be innovative leaders in your space. It also - finally - means that you're about to be breaking the law. Did you know that companies like Target and Netflix have been successfully (and expensively) sued for failure to create and maintain accessible sites? Well, they have. And we don't want that for you.

    We're putting on a seriously hands-on workshop to help people from all ends of all companies think about this topic. Building the Accessibility Roadmap is a hands-on workshop. It is not a panel, or a lecture, or a networking schmooze event. You will leave with a real plan that you can implement. If you, your department, or company is ready to start thinking about the "accessibility question" - whether because it's the right thing to do or because it's the law - this workshop is designed to take you through our proprietary tool and roadmap system that points the way forward. You'll leave with actionable tasks, not just ideas or theory.

    When: Tues. Aug 4th at 6-8:30pm Where: 52 LTD Who: Anyone interested in learning more about actionable accessibility

    If you're ready to start planning AND doing, this workshop is for you. We'll cover a bit about the law, but the workshop is really geared toward helping you develop a real plan and approach for creating your company's accessibility roadmap.

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    Thursday
    Nov 12, 2015
    Intro to Soldering with Mitch Altman
    CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

    You can learn to solder! Anyone can. Soldering is a basic skill for just about all electronics projects. If you've never soldered before, this workshop will give you the confidence to solder in less than two hours. If you want to learn how to solder better, this workshop will show you how. If you have soldered before, this workshop will teach you to solder surface mount parts with confidence.

    Mitch Altman, from Noisebridge, will be giving one of his famous workshops at PDX Hackerspace. Mitch has taught thousands of people to solder and make cool things with microcontrollers at his workshops at hackerspaces, conferences and schools almost everywhere. He can teach you, too, if you like.

    If you have ever had any curiosity about making something with electronics, then please join us. Anyone and everyone can learn to make cool things. And it’s fun. And easy! You can learn to make something cool with electronics in one workshop, and take your cool project home with you!

    What Intro to Soldering Workshop with Mitch Altman

    Where PDX Hackerspace

    7608 N Insterstate Ave.

    Portland OR, 97217

    When 7:00 PM, Thursday November 12th. (It is totally OK to come late) Stay as little or as long as you like. Most projects take about 1 to 2 hours.

    Who It is fun to make things in the friendly community of PDX Hackerspace. Come join us. All skill levels welcome. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

    Cost Instruction is Free! If you use any kits, reimbursment for kit price is requested ($10 to $20, depending on kit). There will be plenty of cool kits available to build.

    About the Instructor Mitch is the brains behind Cornfield Electronics, and one of the co-founders of Noisebridge hackerspace in San Francisco. Mitch is best known as the inventor of TV-B-Gone, but his list of great hacks and cool electronics includes a lot of other great projects. When he is not at Noisebridge building awesome and amazing things, he is on the road from hackerspace to Hacker-Con and back again, sharing his love of electronics.

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    Sunday
    Nov 15, 2015
    An Introduction to Pure Data (free DorkbotPDX workshop)
    CTRL-H

    DorkbotPDX is happy to offer a free workshop as an introduction to Pure Data (Pd).

    When: Sunday, November 15th, 2015. 1-5pm Where: Ctrl-H Hackerspace, 7608 N. Interstate, PDX, OR

    Bring: A laptop and headphones

    Instructors: Jesse Mejia, Alex Norman, Jason Plumb

    Details:

    In this 4-hour course, students will learn the basics of Pd and will have fun developing foundational Pd patching skills.

    Pure Data (Pd) is a free, open-source, community supported data flow language and coding environment with an emphasis on sound, music, and multimedia. It was originally written by Miller Puckette (also the original author of Max/Max MSP) and runs on Linux, Mac OSX, Android, and Windows.

    Pd has been used widely in the creation of art -- such as music, sound art, visual art, generative, new-media, and interactive art. Pd interfaces readily with MIDI equipment and many popular microcontrollers.

    We have curriculum posted here: http://dorkbotpdx.org/wiki/intro_to_pd_workshop_2015

    Beginners are welcome. No prior computer programming or sound programming experience is required!

    Notes: Students should attempt to install Pd prior to the workshop...but if not, no biggie. We can help with that!

    Seating is limited to 20 participants. Please RSVP to [email protected] to reserve a spot.

    Attendees will respect The DorkbotPDX code of conduct and will be asked to donate.

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    Wednesday
    Nov 18, 2015
    Branding & Marketing Tips from the Pros: Starbucks & MKTX Marketing
    Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce

    If you're interested in learning more about how to brand your business, I invite you to attend the Hillsboro Chamber's monthly workshop BYB (Building Your Business) on Wednesday, November 18th. We welcome Starbucks and MKTX (pronounced Marketex) marketing firm to offer insights and tips on branding.

    We also thank our sponsor FundPDX, which is an accredited investor of startup businesses. FundPDX will have an opportunity to discuss its projects and opportunities.

    BYB is $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers. Lunch is included. To reserve your seat, you can register now by visiting www.hillsborochamberor.com and go to the calendar. Early registration ends Monday, November 16.

    Questions? Contact [email protected].

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    Thursday
    Nov 19, 2015
    Code Oregon Labs
    Code Fellows

    Code Fellows invites online learners of all stripes to Code Oregon Labs. This is an open lab for people who are learning to code online and who would benefit from high-quality, in-person tutoring from professional instructors and industry veterans. Together with Code Oregon and volunteers from the community, Code Fellows provides tutors at a 6:1 ratio -- and pizza for the hungry. Space is limited, so reserve your spot now! http://nov19codeoregon.eventbrite.com/?aff=callagator

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    Tuesday
    Nov 24, 2015
    [ACM Event] Pair Programming and Test-Driven Development Workshop
    Portland State University Fourth Avenue Building (FAB) Room FAB 40-07

    Come practice Pair Programming and Test-Driven Development with us. Pair Programming is an Agile methodology in which two developers share a single workstation and work together to solve some problem. Test-Driven Development is a development process that relies on the repetition of a short development cycle driven by writing tests before any implementation code. Red, Green, Refactor.

    Contact ACM:
    Website: www.acm.pdx.edu
    E-mail: [email protected]
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/pdxacm

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    Monday
    Dec 7, 2015
    Management 3.0 Workshop
    through Hotel Rose

    The two-day Management 3.0 workshop splits between theoretical and practical agile management. It was created for software development but has been adapted by all sorts of agile teams around the world. Day One focuses on how to energize people and empower teams. Day Two dives into aligning constraints and developing competencies. http://inspiredagility.com/learning/

    Management 3.0 started out as a book of the same name written by leadership guru Jurgen Appelo back in 2010. Since then, Management 3.0 has become a global management movement.

    "Having personally met François in my course and discussed with him the various challenges and opportunities of managing Agile organizations, I fully trust him. He will prepare a course of thunder. I wish I could attend!" * - Jurgen Appelo, author of the book and course creator Management 3.0

    Our facilitator François Beauregard founded Pyxis in 2000. He acts as a coach, trainer, facilitator and senior consultant for organizations who wish to increase productivity and adopt an Agile approach. As a certified integral coach and certified integral facilitator I am particularly passionate about how human being develop.

    PDUs available and attending enables you to facilitate future workshops: https://management30.com/facilitators/licensing/

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    Wednesday
    Dec 16, 2015
    Building Your Business Workshop
    Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce

    BYB is the Chamber's monthly startup and small business workshop/lunch. This month attendees will learn strategies for collaborating with another business or organization. We welcome The Streets of Tanasbourne and Downtown Summa community & business organizers to present on identifying opportunities, approaching another business, establishing boundaries and setting expectations. These effective collaboration techniques enable businesses to increase brand exposure and client bases.

    BYB is an awesome way for new and small businesses to get out there and meet fellow entrepreneurs in the community. We start with networking & lunch at 11:30 followed by a interactive presentation and Q&A. This is a fun experience and you learn useful skills. This month we will also have a raffle courtesy of The Hilton Garden Inn and holiday treats.

    Cost: $10 members; $15 non-members. Lunch included.

    To register visit our Chamber website calendar or copy and paste this link: http://goo.gl/UBEUox

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    Wednesday
    Jan 20, 2016
    Building Your Business Workshop
    Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce

    "Business Networking as a Marketing Tool"

    Learn: How to identify relevant events, manage & find the time to network, and showcase yourself effectively at networking events.

    Featuring Julie Ames, Hillsboro Chamber & Ron White, BESThq

    Building Your Business Workshop is the Chamber’s signature small business skill development class. BYB’s casual format allows attendees to contribute, offer insight and share their business. Workshop includes Qdoba lunch, raffle item donated by Downtown Hillsboro business McNally's Taproom, and networking.

    Early registration ends on Monday, January 18th. Questions? Contact [email protected]. To register, visit www.hillsborochamberor.com.

    January’s workshop is proudly sponsored by Darcey Edwards of Welcome Home Realty.

    Saturday
    Feb 13, 2016
    Code 101: Intro to Software Development & Careers
    Code Fellows

    This is a paid event, please register at EventrBrite via the link

    Thinking about a new career in software development? Start here! This one-day workshop is the perfect place to figure out if it’s for you. You’ll get a sneak peek of what a career in coding involves, plus a taste of the Code Fellows learning experience.

    Learn how websites are built and code one yourself using industry-standard tools and professional coding practices.

    To Prepare for Class: Please complete the prep work included in your confirmation email and bring your own laptop computer to the workshop. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided. Email [email protected] if you have any dietary restrictions.

    Refund Policy: This course is fully refundable up to 24 hours before the start of the event. Cancellations within 24 hours of the start of the event are non-refundable and non-transferable. To request a refund, please click "Request Refund" on your ticket in Eventbrite or email us at [email protected].

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    Thursday
    Feb 18, 2016
    Code Oregon Labs - Building Responsive Websites
    Code Fellows

    Code Fellows invites online learners of all stripes to Code Oregon Labs. We'll kick off this month's lab with a 30 minute demo on how to build a responsive website -- a site that adapts to user devices (mobile, tablet, desktop).

    Jana Uhrich, developer at WebMD Health Services will do a 30 minute demo, followed by the usual open lab with volunteer tutors on hand to help you with whatever you're working on.

    The 30 min. talk/demo will focus on HTML, CSS, & JavaScript. Tutors are knowledgeable on these and other stacks.

    Together with Code Oregon and volunteers from the community, Code Fellows provides tutors at a 6:1 ratio -- and pizza for the hungry!

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    Wednesday
    Apr 20, 2016
    Periscope Workshop - Livestream Your Events/Activities
    Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce

    BYB (Building Your Business) is a skill development workshop for startups and small businesses. April's BYB will cover business use of Periscope courtesy of the PDX Periscoper. BYB includes networking, lunch, and workshop. Sponsored by The Hillsboro Eye Clinic. To register, visit: http://goo.gl/68PknC

    Located off the Max line at 5193 NE Elam Young Pkwy, Hillsboro 97124. $15 non-members if you register by Monday, 18th. Questions? Contact [email protected]

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    Tuesday
    Aug 9, 2016
    WDS 2016: Unconventional Work, Life, and Travel
    through Downtown Portland (various)

    Calling all dreamers, world-changers, entrepreneurs, travelers, and creatives! Interested in exploring the question: How do we live a remarkable life in a conventional world?

    Join in Portland’s 6th annual World Domination Summit with thousands from around the world who value Community, Adventure, and Service.

    Although our main-stage speaker experience is sold out, you can still get in on hundreds of attendee-led meetups, dozens of engaging workshops, and a spectacular closing party. It’s an awesome, immersive experience in life, work, and travel!

    Learn more and grab a Connect ticket [https://worlddominationsummit.com/connect] to get access to WDS events all week long. Here’s a small sample of the activities available (for ticket holders only!):

    Attend (or host!) Meetups: - Remote Workers of the World - Creating a Viable Business Plan for Your New Venture - Own Your Learning: the Power of Choice-Based Education - Niche Blogging - nailed it! Attend Spark Session discussions: - How to do the impossible - Building an audience - Travel Better, Cheaper, Longer - Honest Online Business - Live a Life You Love Attend a half-day Academy: - Think Better, Live Better - Be a Money Boss - How to Travel For 6 Months (or Longer!) - The Science of Happiness. Connect with attendees from around the world who share your interests and unconventional goals. Experience our spectacular Closing Party with new friends on Sunday, August 14th.

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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.

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    Saturday
    Oct 22, 2016
    DevelopmentNow Little Hackathon of Horrors
    DevelopmentNow Offices

    At DevelopmentNow, we like learning how to use and program new technology, and the ability to write skills for Amazon's Alexa assistant is pretty exciting. We're hosting a free workshop and hackathon at our offices, during which we'll learn together to write a new Alexa skill, and demonstrate it, in an hour!

    Because this will be late October, and because we also like the spooky atmosphere of that time of year, we're going to focus on thinking of skills with a Halloween bent. Given time and interest, we may even be able to put together a decision-tree narration of a haunted house. We're also eager to hear your own ideas and see what all the participants come up with together.

    What's the planned schedule?

    Our office doors will open at 10 am, and we'll officially kick off the session at 11. We'll share quickstart documents to everyone in attendance, and have a couple of our in-house developers with Alexa experience roaming the place to help figure things out. At 4 pm, we'll wrap up and take turns showing off what we've built.

    What are my transport/parking options?

    Parking around the east side of the Burnside Bridge is limited, but generally viable on weekends. We're also very close to the MLK and Burnside stop for the A Loop of the Portland Streetcar, or a block from the nearest bus stop on the 19 or 20. We have indoor bike parking as well.

    What should I bring to the event?

    Please bring a laptop and a willingness to learn! You don't need previous experience. We'll provide power, wifi, workspace, food, cooperative instruction, and our Echo for testing.

    Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

    [email protected]

    You said there will be food?

    Yes! We'll provide coffee and pastries when the office doors open at 10, and order Sizzle Pie around 2 pm for our hard-working participants.

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    Wednesday
    Nov 2, 2016
    Happy Hour: Portland Startup Weekend
    Green Dragon Bistro & Brew Pub

    What's almost as fun as Startup Weekend? Happy Hour, free food, and awesome people! This is a chance to meet other potential participants as well as the organizers, mentors, sponsors, and past participants.

    Appetizers provided include hummus plate, pork sliders, mushroom sliders and chips and salsa.

    The happy hour is a free event.

    Find out more about Startup Weekend at www.pdxsw.org

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    Saturday
    Nov 5, 2016
    Portland Startup Weekend Bootcamp
    Vacasa

    This is a pre-Startup Weekend bootcamp available for those who want to get up to speed and learn about how to best utilize the weekend. We'll go over pitching, customer validation, and executing a startup.

    This event will be held at Vacasa the week before Startup Weekend. It will take place Saturday November 5th, 9am - 1pm.

    Tickets are required. If you purchase a bootcamp ticket, you can use promo code BOOTCAMP to save $25 off the Startup Weekend ticket.

    For information about Portland Startup Weekend, go to www.pdxsw.org

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    Friday
    Nov 11, 2016
    Portland Startup Weekend
    through Vacasa

    The Portland Startup Weekend brings together people with different skill sets (such as developer, designers, and business people) to experience an intense weekend of building a new business. Why should you attend?

    • Build your network
    • Co-founder dating
    • Learn a new skill
    • Get face time with thought leaders
    • Join a global community
    • Actually launch a business!

    Details for next Portland Startup Weekend (Check schedule below for details):

    Date: November 11th-13th Time: Friday: 5:30 -10pm, Saturday: 8am - 10pm, Sunday 8am - 9pm

    Bootcamp Information (Optional)

    There will also be a pre-weekend bootcamp available for those who want to get up to speed and learn about how to best utilize the weekend. We'll go over pitching, customer validation, and executing a startup.

    This event will be held at Vacasa the week before Startup Weekend. It will take place Saturday November 5th, 9am - 1pm. If you purchase a bootcamp ticket, you can use promo code BOOTCAMP to save $25 off the Startup Weekend ticket.

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    Wednesday
    Jan 11
    How I found a Job after Code School
    PDX Code Guild

    What: A workshop on finding a job after a Code Boot Camp complete with life examples, strategies, and tips to make finding a job less of a hassle. We'll talk about the different types of jobs to look for, interview tips, and resume tips as well. This is perfect for people who are close to graduating or have recently graduated from a code school.

    Who: Jeff Lombard Graduate of PDX Code Guild Front-End Developer WalzIT, Developer Evangelist Cloudstitch [email protected] PDXCodeGuild Slack User: jefflombard

    Friday
    Feb 10
    OEN Workshop: Create Your Power Plan
    Ater Wynne

    Is one of your 2017 resolutions to create a plan for your business with clear goals and a tool for tracking your progress? This workshop is for entrepreneurs who have an established and growing business and are ready to take it to the next level.

    In this one day immersion workshop you will:

    • Establish a solid a foundation: define what you offer, who you serve, why you’re in business and how your business stands apart from others
    • Create a tool you can use every day to filter opportunities and ideas
    • Articulate a clear vision of where you want to go (both long term and short term)
    • Create an actionable plan to get there

    All materials, lunch, drinks & snacks included. This event is limited to 12 participants.

    Register here: http://bit.ly/oenplan

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    Tuesday
    Mar 14
    LC 101 Office Hours with LaunchCode
    CENTRL Office Eastside

    Want to launch a career in tech? To start on this path, you need the right training. With so many options available to learn skills it can be hard to know where to start.

    LaunchCode has developed a curriculum providing you with world-class resources to put you on the path to obtaining a job in tech. Informed by LaunchCode’s successful apprenticeship program, we developed this course to teach you the skills that are in high demand within the tech community. To help you succeed in this rigorous course, LC 101 provides a supportive classroom environment with in-person mentoring from instructors, teaching fellows, and local developers.

    Trying to decide if LC101 is right for you? We've got you covered.

    Come by our office hours on Tuesday, March 14. Get all the details, ask any questions of our Portland LaunchCode staff, and generally find out how awesome an opportunity this is!

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    Wednesday
    Mar 15
    OEN Legal Seminar for Startups
    Cosgrave Vergeer Kester LLP

    “Attorney” may seem like a four-letter word, but every startup faces legal questions, and it’s always best to have the right structure and protections in place from the outset. This workshop will provide you with a general overview of common startup legal issues, and will help you learn how to translate “legalese” into plain language that you can understand.

    You will walk away from this workshop with legal templates you can start using in your business today, including:

    • LLC Operating Agreement & Guidelines
    • Mutual Nondisclosure Agreement
    • Employment Agreement
    • Independent Contractor Agreement

    You will also get:

    • Guidance on whether to choose an LLC vs. corporation
    • A better understanding of the difference between employees and independent contractors
    • An overview of key legal issues that affect startups
    • Answers to basic questions about protecting your IP

    Coffee and breakfast snacks provided.

    Cost: $60 for OEN members and $125 for non-members.

    Register here: http://bit.ly/legal-seminar

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    Wednesday
    Mar 29
    LaunchCode Portland Speaker Panel: Onboarding & Mentoring New Tech
    CENTRL Office Eastside

    Onboarding and mentoring is important with any new member of your team, but especially so with those who are new to the industry. Successful support and mentorship enables new engineers and developers to contribute to your team’s success as quickly as possible. Both existing and new employees benefit from the increased employee satisfaction and retention through mentoring.

    Our panel of seasoned mentors and managers will share lessons learned while mentoring new tech talent as well as engage in a Q&A session. LaunchCode staff will be on hand to explain our apprenticeship and job placement program and answer any questions on how to find your next great tech hire through LaunchCode.

    Top Benefits - Enable new engineers and developers to contribute to company success faster - Improve satisfaction and retention of both existing and new employees - Create better relationships and community within your teams

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    Monday
    Apr 10
    "Secrets of a More Productive Day" Workshop
    Edith Green – Wendell Wyatt Federal Building

    This session is designed SPECIFICALLY for: Senior Managers, Middle Managers and Superintendents who have TOO MUCH TO DO...

                                         ...and NEED TO GET MORE TIME.
    

    You will learn the tools, mindset and practices to improve your daily productivity by 20% or more every day. You will learn how to regain 30 minutes. EVERY DAY. 30 minutes to focus on your priorities. 30 minutes to beat traffic home. 30 minutes to help an employee through a challenge she is facing. 30 minutes to each lunch. 30 minutes to exercise. What do YOU need 30 minutes for? In this session you will learn the exact strategies AND tactics the most productive leaders use to Master Time Management, Get Things Done, and Be Better Leaders.

    This program will benefit you and dramatically transform your TIME MANAGEMENT skills. You'll be more efficient, more effective and more productive every day.

    Facilitated by:

       JASON W. WOMACK, M.Ed., M.A.
                                           Author and Leadership Coach
    

    excellentaffordabletraining.com

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    Saturday
    May 6
    Intro to Programming Workshop
    Epicodus

    Join us at Epicodus for our free Introduction to Programming Workshop on Saturday, May 6, 2017, from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm. This workshop is intended for beginners interested in programming. No prior experience is necessary. During our workshop, you'll have the opportunity to meet some of our instructors, get a feel for Epicodus' unique classroom environment and gain a solid understanding of web design and web development. We look forward to seeing you there!

    Schedule: Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

    What you'll learn: - Git, HTML and CSS objectives - Basic front-end development - JavaScript and jQuery

    What to bring?:

    We will provide 27" iMac computers for you to use, but please feel free to bring your laptop if you have one. We will also provide a light lunch.

    Please register on Eventbrite so we know how much lunch to order!

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    Saturday
    May 13
    Code 101 Immersive Workshop: Intro to Web Development
    Code Fellows PDX

    This one-day immersive workshop is the perfect place to figure out if coding is for you. Learn how websites are built and code one yourself working in a team environment using industry-standard tools and practices.

    Get a feel for what a career in coding is like, plus a taste of the Code Fellows PDX learning experience. Meet Alumni for Q & A after the workshop.

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