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Tuesday
Dec 6
Business Law and Fundraising Fundamentals for Startups and Startup Advisors
CENTRL Office

A full day of great advice and discussion around building your company on a solid legal and regulatory foundation, raising funds successfully and legally and avoiding common missteps that distract and derail new businesses.

Lunch is provided and there will be a well-known lunch time speaker, soon to be announced, who will talk about the local fund raising market and recent deals.

In this engaging day-long course you'll learn how to:

  • Pick the right business structure and domicile.
  • Meet basic licensing, registration and tax requirements.
  • Establish appropriate governance practices.
  • Identify and protect critical intellectual property.
  • Structure and manage key relationships with co-founders, investors, employees and other stake holders.
  • Negotiate better contracts with partners, suppliers and customers.
  • Develop a successful financing strategy from seed round to C round.
  • Understand and negotiate VC term sheets, plus other advice for successful fundraising.
  • Organize and manage a data room to support financings and M&A.
  • Identify and meet key regulatory requirements.
  • Prevent, manage and resolve commercial disputes and other conflicts.
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Lean Portland's Community Happy Hour
Widmer's Brothers Brewery

Meet your Lean peers and find out what we have going on! - RSVP and join us at 5p

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Drop-in Hour for Prospective Epicodus Students
Epicodus

Epicodus is a vocational school for aspiring programmers. Depending on what track you take, you can learn everything you need to know to get a job as a web developer or build your startup's app.

At Epicodus, you'll learn how to build web applications from top to bottom with modern technologies and practices. More importantly than any particular skill, though, you'll learn how to think like a programmer, write good code, and pick up new languages and technologies in this fast-changing industry.

We currently offer more than a dozen courses including, Introduction to Programming, Ruby, Java, PHP, JavaScript, Rails, Android, Drupal, C#, .NET, CSS and Design. Not all classes are offered at all times.

Stop in to meet our staff, see the classroom and ask lots of questions!

Check out our FAQ.

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Data Privacy PDX - Privacy-by-Design
Galois Inc

Data Privacy PDX will be presenting on Privacy-by-Design, the movement to integrate privacy into the original design of a product or system. This impacts product development, business planning, and legal, making it a crucial concept to understand for everyone who is concerned with data privacy. Come learn about Privacy-by-Design and how it can impact your projects.

Snacks and drinks will be provided. Hosted by Tozny.

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TiE Oregon Confessions of an Entrepreneur with Jill Nelson, Founder of Ruby Receptionist
JLL

Join us on Wednesday, December 6th when Founder and CEO of Ruby Receptionist, Jill Nelson participates in our monthly series, Confessions of an Entrepreneur.

Since founding the company in 2003, Jill has led Ruby to double-digit revenue growth every year, and last year sold the majority share of Ruby for $38.8 million to Updata Partners out of Washington D.C. Today, Ruby’s 340+ employees provide live receptionist service to 6,000 small businesses throughout North America. Jill’s unique vision of charming, professional receptionists enabled by leading-edge technology has built Ruby into a platform by which small businesses can deliver exceptional customer experiences over the phone and grow their companies.

Confessions of an Entrepreneur is a series that allows entrepreneurs to hear the highs and lows of what it takes to build a successful company – unfiltered and off the record!

This is always a fun and valuable event, so be sure to invite your friends and team members.

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Health Technology Forum - MedSavvy Grades Rx's and Balancing Tech and Healthy Lifestyles
Park Square Office Building

The Health Technology Forum (HTF) is a global organization, dedicated to improving access to affordable health care through the development and adoption of innovative technologies.

The Portland chapter of HTF will be featuring two fantastic presentations at our second meeting.

Shawn Smith, Director of Product at MedSavvy, will be talking about the challenge of finding unbiased information about medications and how MedSavvy is helping consumers make better decisions about their healthcare.

Surbhi Mahendru, Slalom Consulting, will discuss the challenges balancing our increasingly technological lives with our personal health and wellbeing.

Before the presentations, we'll have food and drinks and a chance to interact with attendees and speakers.

Agenda

6:00 - 6:30 Networking and reception with food and drinks

6:30 - 7:45 Presentations and Q&A

7:45 - 8:00 Wrap-up and Networking

Please RSVP here to see how Portland is using cutting-edge technologies to disrupt health care and spur innovation for the public good.

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GraphQLPDX Presentation night
AppNexus

First ever GraphQL meetup! I'll give a talk on how we use GraphQL at AppNexus and some of the gotchas. We can open it up for lightening talks as well (show is your cool stuff)!

Current plan is to host at AppNexus, but this may change. Hope to see you there!

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The Bridge Accelerator Showcase
Columbia Collective

Our special guests will be the first cohort of The Bridge Accelerator.

Curtis Townshend - Taavi Chris Meier - GrowlerFresh Michael Pan - PanCo Foods Adam Wehage - Soulfinder Janus & Josie Sanders - Glitch


VanTechy is the social starting point for the Vancouver Tech scene.

The beginning of a startup is about people and ideas. VanTechy, is our local meeting point for meeting each other in a relaxed, casual format. Our goals include:

-Welcoming new people to the growing Vancouver tech community. -Sharing and discovering local events, opportunities, connections. -Growing our skills and learning new things. -Sharing our experience by mentoring new members.

For beginners, VanTechy is where you should start. For veterans, VanTechy is a place to share and mentor others.

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Mentorship and Projects - WaCo EE and Technologist Meetup
Beaverton City Library

Join us for breakout discussions as we help each other progress on hardware projects and/or careers. Bring your computers and other gadgets you're working on!

This is a group for electronics engineers and technologists who want to advance their expertise/career, get inspired by peers, and dream about their own business! We'll discuss whatever hot topics from the scrum that kicks-off each event, share projects, and occasional guest speakers.

Attendees include: applications engineers, firmware/software developers, electronics engineers, operations and program managers, product and marketing managers.

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Wednesday
Dec 7
Galois tech talk: E3DB – Tozny’s End-to-End Encrypted Database
Galois Inc

abstract:

Project E3DB is a tool for programmers who want to build an end-to-end encrypted database with sharing into their projects. We are providing a command-line client for you to play with and a Java SDK to prototype with. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be getting feedback from you, adding features, and making it ready for production.

In this talk, Isaac will discuss what E3DB is, where it’s going, and provide a tutorial for trying it out. Bring your laptop to try!

More on E3DB: https://tozny.com/blog/announcing-project-e3db-the-end-to-end-encrypted-database/

Tozny is a Galois product spin-off. Our mission is to make strong crypto easy for both developers and end users.

bio:

Isaac is a security researcher at Galois where he has lead authentication and collaboration projects for the DoD and IC. Isaac earned his master’s degree in Cybersecurity from the University of Maryland, University College, and his B.S. in Computer Science from Ohio State University. In 2013, Isaac founded Tozny, a Galois spin-off company aimed at solving the password conundrum. Easier and more secure than passwords, Tozny replaces passwords with an easy-to-use cryptographic key on a user’s mobile phone.

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PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Seasoned Women in Tech
Apex Clearing

RSVP here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-seasoned-women-in-tech-tickets-29213800263

Are you a woman with 25 or more years of experience working in technology? Are you interested in an affinity group for women like you? Do you want to build relationships with other women in tech who are still in there swinging? PDXWIT wants to foster a community for women like you. Please come help us found this new group where we anticipate you will find support among like-minded women.

In defiance of the infographics that show we disappear after age 50, we will be coming together at Apex Clearing to build and strengthen connections and face forward to the future we want.

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering: educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

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OEN Startup Resources Tradeshow 2016
Lagunitas Community Room

Did you know that in the Portland metro area alone, there are over 50 organizations dedicated to helping entrepreneurs? But which ones can help YOU?

The Startup Resources Tradeshow 2016, hosted by Oregon Entrepreneurs Network, is the perfect starting point for new entrepreneurs trying to navigate our startup ecosystem. It includes representatives from local organizations, accelerators, incubators, universities, and government programs that provide support, mentorship, and potential funding for entrepreneurs.

Register at: http://bit.ly/oentrade

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Magic Night - Javascript Code Challenge
Notch8 Workspace

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

This month, we'll be divide into teams and work together to build Yatzee. Can you and your team create a dice roller? Build a game loop? Awesome, how about multiplayer, and multi device? Websockets would be interesting to work with for this.

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Portland's 1st HUG Meetup: Packer & Nomad
New Relic

Portland's first HashiCorp User Group (HUG) meetup! Come if you're interested in Vagrant, Packer, Terraform, Vault, Consul, Serf, or Nomad.

Evans Tucker will be speaking on Packer and Michael Schurter will be speaking on Nomad.

See meetup page for details.

There will be food and drink thanks to our kind hosts at New Relic.

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pdxrlang meetup: shiny night: tutorial and use cases
WeWork Custom House

Let's have a Shiny night! If you're not familiar with Shiny, check it out at http://shiny.rstudio.com - Shiny is a web application framework for R. Many people use Shiny to convey business/research/etc. findings to collaborators/bosses/etc. without needing the person to be able to code. Checkout https://shiny.rstudio.com/gallery to see some really cool examples.

We're going to have a brief tutorial for those that haven't used Shiny, as well as some Shiny use cases to see what you can do with Shiny in the real world.

Speakers:

• Winston Saunders - intro to Shiny

• Jessica Minnier - speaking on https://kcvi.shinyapps.io/START/

• Kinga Farkas - CUSUM Anomaly Detection App Using Shiny

• John Smith - Rise and shine. Shiny as an everyday tool.

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Thursday
Dec 8
Nike Tech Talks
Nike Decathlon Club Cafe

Join Nike Digital for the next event in our Nike Tech Talks series on Thursday, December 8th from 4:30-6:30pm!

Building Modern Data Pipelines James Ward | Principal Platform Evangelist | Salesforce.com

Our modern systems are no longer just simple CRUD apps. We now need to deal with massive, distributed, real-time data systems that ingest potentially terabytes of data, support real-time and batch analytics, do machine learning, and support a host of web and mobile app interfaces. This session will walk through architectural patterns and technologies for building these modern data pipelines. You will learn about Apache Kafka, a variety of databases, and data processing frameworks like Spark.

RSVP at: https://niketechtalksdec2016.splashthat.com.

We hope to see you at the event and encourage you to invite your colleagues. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]

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Collective Agency Holiday Party
Collective Agency

December 8th, Thursday, 5-8pm, is the sixth Collective Agency Holiday Party. It’s at our NW location.

It’s potluck-style. Bring food and drink. The disco ball will be on.

RSVP at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1800463503507540/ and https://www.meetup.com/Collective-Agency-community-workplace/

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Full Stack PDX :: Organizational Structure + Planning Meeting
10 Barrel Website
Front End Peer Mentoring
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of frontend programming! Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build. Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

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

This week we will do introductions at 6:20 pm and invite attendees to ask and answer questions and help each other with programming issues.

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PDX Python Monthly Project + Study Night
Simple

Let's get together to build cool stuff and study Python.

Bring your computer and your Python projects and come hack with us from 6:30-8:30pm on second Thursdays!

Want to level up your python with someone? Join us and pair with other python enthusiasts to tackle some code challenges.

Aleck will host the event and provide code challenges for teams of all skill levels.

Never written Python before? No problem. There will be Pythonistas at the ready to mentor beginners. Anyone at any level of Python experience is welcome and invited to join us!

Please RSVP at our Meetup page if you're planning to come.

Join us on our python.org mailing list and in #pdxpython on Freenode. All are welcome!

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CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House
CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer. 

We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

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Friday
Dec 9
STREAM PDX 24-Hour Podcast Challenge
through XOXO Outpost

Create, record, edit, produce and premiere an episode of your podcast... in 24 hours!

So you want to start a podcast? Come to the STREAM PDX 24-Hour Podcast Challenge! Kick off the creation of your podcast by creating the first episode here in just 24 hours, and premiere it at the launch party on Saturday evening!

Friday December 9 & Saturday December 10, 2016

The 24-Hour Podcast Challenge brings together people passionate about telling great stories through audio. Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting out, the Podcast Challenge is the perfect event for making your dream a reality or just having fun! Bring a team, find partners at the Friday night kickoff party, or work solo.

How it works

On Friday night, we'll give an overview of the next 24 hours, and share some simple tips you can use to get started on your podcast episode. You can record on your phones, borrow field recorders, or book time in the STREAM PDX studio! Remember, simply using a better microphone won't help you tell a better story.

By dinner Saturday evening, the showcase begins and the fun continues! You'll finish editing the episode by 5pm, submit it for the evening show, and then relax and enjoy the rest of the night! Starting at 7pm the event is open to the public, and we'll premiere each team's podcast episode! Invite your friends to hear your creation and enjoy food and drinks!

More details and registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stream-pdx-24-hour-podcast-challenge-tickets-29592993440

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Monday
Dec 12
Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Tonight's presentation is by Kieran Prasch, "Regular Expressions are Awesome."

The Regular expressions mini-language is terse yet power-packed! Take a guided tour of the language from basic syntax to practical usage in code and enhance your ability to use regex to acomplish everyday tasks.

Bring your laptop. Learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. This group focuses on Python, Django, JavaScript, jQuery, SQL, CSS and HTML. Other languages are welcome.

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

Set aside one night a week to become a better developer, pick up new skills, and get help with your projects and learning. We'll have mentors on hand and a community of other learners to meet and work with.

This event is beginner friendly, we can help get you started with programming, support your online learning, or just talk about where you are at and what comes next.

Free parking! Save this number in case you need help finding us: (541)[masked] We are at 2626 SW Corbett Ave, two buildings down from the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School. More Directions below.

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Portland HoloLens Meetup
Oregon Story Board

A Portland-based gathering of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs for Microsoft HoloLens and Windows Holographic.

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Tuesday
Dec 13
Coffee w/ Co-Founders @ Urban Grind
Urban Grind Coffee House

The next meetup will be at Urban Grind Coffee Shop. We'll take the corner area just near the front door.

The format is pretty laid back. Come by, grab a cup of coffee, and network with other business owners who are working on incredible projects. We can't wait to hear what you're working on!

About Coffee w/ Co-Founders: As a business owner you are faced with many challenges. You're forced to make decisions every day that could make or break your business. Coffee w/ Co-Founders is a way to network with other Entrepreneurs to allow free flowing information with the intent to collaborate and help each other. So often we're challenged and there's very little we can do to express our challenges with the people we work with or the people we care about. Think of Coffee w/ Co-Founders as your own personal support group for business owners. We're all here to help!

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Coding for Science and Society Meetup
Collaborative Life Sciences Building

Coding for Science & Society

Let’s get excited about open science, reproducibility, civic technology, and open data! Come meet other folks who code for science and society.

RSVP on Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/Dat-Meetup/events/235968044/

There will be a few talks about work that makes society and science better through code. Speakers will present for 10 minutes on an idea, trend, interesting project, or open source community related to coding for science and society.

If you have something to talk about, click below to fill out the form and we’ll get back to you ASAP:

Sign up for a talk here

Doors open at 5pm, Talks start 6:00pm.

Confirmed Talks (More coming soon)

Dat: Peer to Peer open data for science, journalism, and government
The Dat Team (http://datproject.org/team)

Dat is a grant-funded, open-source, decentralized data sharing tool for efficiently versioning and syncing changes to data.

Built in Node.js, Dat can be used to version data locally, or to share and sync data over the internet. Dat includes an optional peer-to-peer distribution system, meaning that the more widely that a dataset is shared, the faster it is for users to retrieve or sync a copy, and the more redundant that the dataset’s availability becomes.

By building tools to build and share data pipelines, we aim to bring to data a style of collaboration similar to what Git brings to source code, while bringing a style of sharing similar to what Dropbox brings to file generally. Note that while Dat is a designed as a general-purpose tool, our team focuses on its use in the sciences.

If you are attending, organizing or speaking at our event, you are required to agree with our Code of Conduct.

Questions? Email [email protected]

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Scott Hanselman's Annual Intro to the Latest in Microsoft Dev!
Intel Corporation, JFCC Auditorium ( 2111 NE 25th Avenue , Hillsboro, OR 97124)

PADNUG Tuesday, December 13 at 6:00 PM

https://www.meetup.com/PADNUG/events/229351586/

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A Leader's Framework for Decision Making - Portland Cynefin Meetup
McMenamins Ringlers Pub

A Leader's Framework for Decision Making - The Cynefin Framework

How do you make sense of situations in order to make decisions appropriately?

Proposed Agenda: • We will cover the basics of situational-based decision making. • What has changed since the 2007 HBR Article? • Discuss the latest changes to the framework

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/5689229_A_Leader%27s_Framework_for_Decision_Making

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MultiTech and Hackster.io Prototype to Production LoRa IoT Workshop
Notch8 (The Bindery Annex)

We invite developers and engineers to learn how to start the development of loT commercial solutions using pre-certified LoRaWAN hardware platforms and mbed.org to quickly create new “connected prototypes” This workshop guides programmers and tech professionals on how to crowd source libraries for sensors and peripherals using a cloud based IDE. Users will learn how to move data from edge sensor/processor to cloud platform as a service using a cellular and Long Range RF LoRa Modules. Product Managers and Business Development Leaders are welcome - learn how to build successful business practices and how to avoid the critical pitfalls of loT development. Industry executives from MultiTech, ARM, Semtech, Senet, and STMicroelectronics will be on hand to share valuable insight on developing and managing solutions in th marketplace. What attendees will learn: • Rapid prototyping using a cloud based compiler • Cellular communication to add macro-network • Crowd sourcing libraries to add drivers from common sensors and peripherals • How to use an application enablement platform to collect and store IoT data, obtain insights from it, and securely publish the data • Best practices for “concept-to-commercial” development and launch of loT solutions Who should attend: • Programmers that are familiar with C++ want to make their devices ‘connected’ • Business Development Managers focusing on IoT, looking to shorten time-to-market • Product Managers and Engineers looking to shorten time-to-development for products and services Space is Limited. Reserve Your Seat Today.

Instruction Provided By: MultiTech, ARM, Semtech, and STMicroelectronics Agenda: Introductions MultiTech, ARM, Semtech, STMicroelectronic 5 Minutes Multitech LoRaWAN and LPWA- Hardware platforms 10 Minutes Sensing the world—STMicroelectronics 10 Minutes ARM –mbed and device manager 10 Minutes Senet--Macro network Provider 10 Minutes Demonstration XDot Development kit 10 Minutes Lab 1 mDot Hello world 30 Minutes

        AT commands to Conduit
        Hello world

Lab 2 Add Sensors X-Nucleo-IKS01A1 30 Minutes Lab 3 Publishing Data to My Device’s Cayenne Platform 30 Minutes

Refreshments / Networking 30 Minutes

Length 3.0 Hours

Laptops are required for the workshop. We will be downloading software. Please make sure that your laptop does not encypt the data on the hard drive. Have questions about Hackster.IO presents MultiTech, ARM, Semtech, Senet, and STMicroelectronics LPWA Prototype to Production Workshop ? Contact Michael Finegan

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Wednesday
Dec 14
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Getting Started with AWS
Zapproved, Inc.

RSVP here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-getting-started-with-aws-tickets-29201319934

PDXWIT is partnering with Jonah Perez of Zapproved, Inc. in offering an introductive workshop to Amazon Web Services. The focus will be on self-paced learning.

Agenda:

• What is AWS

• Basic Service Usage

   -Starting a virtual server

       -Connecting to a server

       -Basic Networking and security

  -S3 storage

  -Serverless Websites

• Securing your account

  -Identity and Access Management

 -Config and CloudTrail for auditing

• Understanding the costs.

 -Reviewing your bill

 -AWS “Simple Monthly Calculator”

• Finding documentation and training resources

• Overview of other commonly used services

-SNS & SQS

-Lambda

• Questions and Answer

Purpose:

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering: educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

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Docker Portland, OR - Docker Meetup #19 at Puppet Labs
Puppet

We will have talks by Nan Liu from Intel and Mike Coleman from Docker. The location for this Meetup is at Puppet Labs in downtown Portland. There will be food!

Agenda:

6:30 - Welcome, networking, and food

7:00 - Nan Liu: "Trust but verify. Testing docker containers."

Nan Liu is a Software Engineer at Intel Software Defined Infrastructure (SDI) team. He is passionate about automating all things infrastructure related. He has traveled globally to train and consult customers on automating application deployments, and implementing continuous delivery pipelines. He draws from experience building vCloud Air at VMWare and he is one of early member of Puppet Labs professional services team. He coauthored 'Puppet Types and Providers' based on his experience extending Puppet for numerous third party integrations.

7:45 - Mike Coleman: "Docker for Windows: The other half of the data center"

Did you know Docker does Windows? With the release of Windows Server 2016 has full support for running Docker containers. In this session we'll overview the capabilities of Docker containers on Windows, things to be aware of, and how to get started. There will, of course, be plenty of live demo as well. 


Mike is responsible for creating technical content to help customers come up to speed on Docker and its related components. Prior to joining Docker this summer he spent about 15 months at Puppet Labs working in product management. And, before all that he spent time at VMware, Microsoft, Intel, and HP in both product management / marketing as well as IT engineering. Outside of work Mike enjoys riding his motorcycles around Oregon's backroads, spending time with his wife and kids, and supporting the Portland Timbers (that's a soccer team).


8:30 - Wrap up and networking

Special thanks to Puppet for providing the space and to CenturyLink for providing food

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Thursday
Dec 15
Mentor Connect
CENTRL Office

Make an appointment for a 30-minute private meeting during Mentor Connect ‘office hours’. Meet with a professional and troubleshoot any problem areas in your start-up. Free for TIE members. Join TIE for the privilege of this helpful monthly event.

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Pitch Club HispanicPros with Tom Kingsley
CENTRL Office

The final part of the Pitch Club series Tom Kingsley explains how to close your pitch with a killer Ask/Exit. Get an opportunity to pitch your company and get feedback from an Oregon investor and serial entrepreneur. Meet other local entrepreneurs in other industries. Perfect way to work on your pitch deck. Non-members pay $25, Join TiEOregon and pay only $5 You did not have to attend the previous parts of the series to attend.

Women + Tech Holiday Party
New Relic

Join us for the Women+Tech Holiday Party held at New Relic, Portland's 2nd annual largest celebration of women in tech! This year's theme is Virtual Reality in Reality, where we will showcase leaders in the VR community giving lightning talks:

Leah Siddall from Elemental/AWS will talk about the Challenges of Streaming Live VR Video

Stephanie Mendoza from Portland Immersive Media Group & CTRL-H will give a talk on Hyperreal Cognition

Danielle Delph from Wieden + Kennedy will speak to us about Using VR for the Greater Good

Women+Tech events are a result of a partnership amongst many Portland organizations: PDX Women in Technology (PDXWIT), Women Who Code (WWC), ChickTECH, Girls, Inc, and Lesbians Who Tech. Our goal is to bring together and support careers for women in tech, as well as encourage attendance of advocates who also care about advancing women in Portland tech.

Doors open at 5:30 pm. Network with your peers and enjoy food sponsored by Marketo and beverages sponsored by New Relic. We will start the program promptly at 6:30 pm. Special thank you to Karen Hansen with Delicious Empire for the design.

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Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a happy hour for Portland startups.

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CNPDX December: Databases on StatefulSet
RadarFirst

StatefulSet, previously known as PetSet, is one of the major features of Kubernetes 1.4. While still in alpha, it's already the easiest and best way to deploy stateful services like databases on Kubernetes.

In this presentation, we will walk through the elements and options of creating a StatefulSet, with detailed examples including deploying:

• Etcd

• Single-master, HA PostgreSQL

• Clustered and/or sharded PostgreSQL

• All of the above, again, using Helm Charts

Attendees will get sample Kubernetes configs and Helm charts they can use themselves, or adapt to other databases.

Extra: A report from KubeCon 2016, for those who weren't able to go.

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From Coraline to Kubo: A history of LAIKA's Films
Cerimon House

(NOTE: This is the 2nd post as the first was deleted. LAIKA has presented at TechFestNW multiple times. Their films, imho are a marvel of engineering and design. As a member of the tech community, I believe it fits here.)

Mark Shapiro of LAIKA, the studio behind Coraline, Kubo & the Two Strings, The Boxtrolls, and ParaNorman. Mark Shapiro from LAIKA will present how these beloved oscar-nominated films are made by hand — from script to illustrations to stop-motion animation. It's a painstaking labor of love that produces an average of two seconds of footage in an week.

Mark will also give you an intimate look behind the curtain of LAIKA's biggest stars — the puppets, of course! He'll bring an armature and other stop-motion film goodies with him.

All proceeds benefit Cerimon House, a non profit arts and humanities org.

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Saturday
Dec 17
PIGSquad Horror Game Marathon
5th Avenue Cinema

Join us in a live horror game marathon as we play through scary games like Until Dawn, Witch's House, and Damned on the big screen! This will also conclude the Portland Indie Game Squad's funding drive for the year, so we'll be streaming and counting new pledges to the nonprofit as we edge through the night. Be ready to show your fear ;D

Pizza and PBR (for those of us over 21) will be provided. Attendees are expected to follow the PIGSquad Code of Conduct: http://pigsquad.com/code-of-conduct/ Some games are rated M for Mature!

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Sunday
Dec 18
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

The Linux Clinic meets once a month on the third Sunday from 1 - 5 pm at Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland, 97214.

Bring your Linux computer that is being a brat and we'll teach it some manners. Or bring your computer that has some evil operating system on it and we'll send it home with a shiny, clean Linux distro. Or just come and look over shoulders to see what Linux is all about.

If you already know Linux well, the Clinic is also a good place to learn how to help users troubleshoot problems. It's excellent training for tech support work in Linux.

We have monitors, mice, keyboards, and miscellanous other perifpherals, so generally all you need to bring is the box.

There will also be coffee and people usually bring munchies as well. After all, you can't do computers on an empty tummy.

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Women Who Hack
XOXO Outpost

This will be a casual get together for women who want to hack on projects with or around other women. All types of projects (software and hardware), languages, platforms and experience levels are welcome. Remember, no experience is an experience level!

Don't have anything to work on? Come, and we'll help you find a project!

What you should bring:

  • Your laptop or other equipment
  • Yourself!

We'll provide:

  • the space, including lots of seating and tables
  • internet
  • some snacks, including gluten-free and vegan options

Our goal is to support local women hackers (and aspiring hackers) by providing a safe, welcoming environment in which you can connect with and learn from each other.

We're kid-friendly, too, so feel free to bring your children with you.

Women Who Hack is open to all women (cis & trans*) and genderqueer persons, as well as accompanied children of all genders.

All participants of Women Who Hack agree to follow the Citizen Code of Conduct.

Questions? Get in touch: [email protected]

Our Google Group is https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/women-who-hack

Website
Monday
Dec 19
PDXWIT Presents Love is Art: What Now?
Mozilla

RSVP here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-love-is-art-what-now-tickets-29583802951

PDX Women in Tech is and always will be an inclusive and supportive organization. As a result of the recent Presidential election, many of our members raised their fears and concerns regarding what negative impacts may arise in our communities, cities and nation. We are coming together to create art inspired by inclusion and love, while we discuss what's next, including how we can organize ourselves to provide support for those that need it.

We will kick off the event at 5pm with food and Meg Aul, the PDXWIT Event Activities Director, will begin the art project. Megan Bigelow will lead the discussion beginning at 5:30. Feel free to arrive at anytime.

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering: educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

Website
NewTech PDX - Future of Tech
New Relic

Join us for NewTech PDX on the 3rd Monday of every month. Portland has one of the most vibrant tech communities in the country, and the more we support our tech ecosystem, the more we'll all experience and create together!

Join us to learn about the cool and amazing technologies being developed by Portland companies. Event volunteers are welcome! Let us know if you'd like to volunteer.

Entry to the event is $10 online, or $20 at the door: Buy Tickets

Agenda
5:30pm - Doors Open / Buffet / Drinks / Get to know your community
7:00pm - Event Begins!

  • Community Announcements: Events, Jobs, etc. (20 seconds/ea)

  • NewTech Pres. #1: Curran O'Brien of iSoftStone

  • NewTech Pres. #2: TBA
  • Future Talk: TBA

8:00pm - After-Party at the Portland City Grill (on the 30th Floor)

Website
Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Bring your laptop. Learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. This group focuses on Python, Django, JavaScript, jQuery, SQL, CSS and HTML. Other languages are welcome.

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

Set aside one night a week to become a better developer, pick up new skills, and get help with your projects and learning. We'll have mentors on hand and a community of other learners to meet and work with.

This event is beginner friendly, we can help get you started with programming, support your online learning, or just talk about where you are at and what comes next.

Free parking! Save this number in case you need help finding us: (541)[masked] We are at 2626 SW Corbett Ave, two buildings down from the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School. More Directions below.

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Tuesday
Dec 20
DIY CNC Mill
Free Geek

Learn how to create a computer controlled wood mill using parts harvested from recycled electronics. Students will have a hands-on chance to work with the materials and understand the underlying concepts behind creating and using a computer-controlled machine.

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Portland Geek Dinner
Thirsty Lion Pub and Grill (10205 Southwest Washington Square Road, Tigard, OR 97223)

PADNUG Tuesday, December 20 at 5:30 PM

Be There and Be Square! Geek and Nerd dinners are a great way to get to know your peers in the industry in an informal setting. We always have great ...

https://www.meetup.com/PADNUG/events/235233679/

Website
Wednesday
Dec 21
Jr Dev Meetup
White Owl Social Club

Join us at our monthly meetup for junior developers! We alternate monthly between Happy Hours and Speakers (hosted at Epicodus). For more details about upcoming and past gatherings, check out http://www.meetup.com/Portland-JR-DEVELOPER-Meetup/.

Website
AgilePDX Agile Game Night!
Puppet

Winter is coming, let the Agile Games begin! There are some REALLY fun games out there that increase agile understanding, enhance teamwork, and more. Come play some games with fellow agilists to learn new things and take new ideas back to your own teams!

Did someone say Cards Against Agility and Agile Paper Airplanes?

Yes, there's pizza, pop, beer . . . and surplus holiday cookies are really appreciated!

Website
Tuesday
Dec 27
Portland Geek Dinner - DOWNTOWN!

PADNUG Tuesday, December 27 at 5:30 PM

Be There and Be Square DOWNTOWN! Our trip to the big city while Shawn Wildermuth made us realize that there's a whole other bunch of folk that can't m...

https://www.meetup.com/PADNUG/events/kdpdzlyvqbkc/

Website
RainSec
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

RainSec is an informal group of like-minded security professionals who meet to discuss topics of interest in a non-work, non-vendor setting. Preferably while drinking just enough to forget our day jobs.

While this is a public event open to any interested parties, our target audience is experienced information security professionals.

Follow @PDXRainSec for updates & point your IRC client to #rainsec on freenode.

This event is also on meetup.com. Invite your friends!

Website
Tuesday
Jan 3, 2017
Jesse McCulloch: Hello World – HoloLens Edition!
Intel Hawthorn Farms 3 (HF3) Campus (5100 NE Elam Young Parkway, Hillsboro, OR 97124)

PADNUG Tuesday, January 3 at 6:00 PM

Come along with Jesse McCulloch as he shows us the ropes of Unity, the HoloToolkit, and deploying to HoloLens. Oh, and forget about that boring text t...

https://www.meetup.com/PADNUG/events/234632923/

Website
Thursday
Jan 5, 2017
PDXWIT Yoga and Mindfulness to Reboot in a High Tech World
Momemtum Studio

RSVP here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-yoga-and-mindfulness-to-reboot-in-a-high-tech-world-tickets-28504083481

Make 2017 a year to connect with a more vibrant YOU!

You work and live in a busy world which can elevate emotional and physical distress signals in your body and create feelings of stress, anxiety, and overwhelm. This yoga and mindfulness event will give you simple, everyday tools to remain open and receptive to your immediate experience so you feel more calm, organized, and focused in all aspects of your life.

Come prepared to practice a light yoga and meditation session with Kimi Marin to discuss tips on how to stay mindful in your daily life. We'll conclude the workshop with an opportunity to socialize with other women in tech in a relaxing and supportive environment.

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering: educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

Website
WaCo EE and Technologists Meetup - Projects and Mentoring
Beaverton City Library

Join us for breakout discussions as we help each other progress on hardware projects and/or careers. Bring your computers and other gadgets you're working on!

About WaCo EE Meetup

This is a group for electronics engineers and technologists who want to advance their expertise/career, get inspired by peers, and dream about their own business! We'll discuss whatever hot topics from the scrum that kicks-off each event, share projects, and occasional guest speakers.

Attendees include: applications engineers, firmware/software developers, electronics engineers, operations and program managers, product and marketing managers.

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Portland Linux/Unix Group
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

PLUG: Portland's monthly, three-track open source conference!

Celebrating 20 years of hosting Portland's best open source and technology freedom speakers.

This month's topic To Be Announced

First Thursday: General Meeting at PSU

Third Tuesday: Advanced Topics at Free Geek

Third Sunday: Hands-on Clinic at Free Geek

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Wednesday
Jan 11, 2017
PDXWIT Becoming Eli – My Child’s Journey from Daughter to Son
Jama Software

RSVP HERE - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-becoming-eli-my-childs-journey-from-daughter-to-son-tickets-28477832965

PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) and Code Fellows present a discussion with Colleen Yeager, Corporate Controller for Jama Software, to learn about her family’s journey as her six-year-old son transitioned from a she to he. Colleen will share what this transformation has been like, as a mother, a wife, an employee, and a family unit; and how the transition awakened her son to his true self. Join us for an intimate and authentic conversation.

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering: educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

Website
Tuesday
Jan 17, 2017
Portland Geek Dinner

PADNUG Tuesday, January 17 at 5:30 PM

Be There and Be Square! Geek and Nerd dinners are a great way to get to know your peers in the industry in an informal setting. We always have great ...

https://www.meetup.com/PADNUG/events/mlbwtlywcbwb/

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Wednesday
Jan 18, 2017
Emotional Intelligence in Design
FINE

Data and good intentions are no longer enough in a world where the lines are increasingly blurred between online and offline experiences. People need products that support the broad spectrum of human experience. By practicing awareness we can create designs that help people do what they need to do, even when life is hard.

Our Presenter, Beth Dean

Beth is an illustrator and designer in San Francisco. She currently works at Facebook on transparency in advertising and dabbles in LGBTQ policy advocacy. When she’s not drawing or at a computer she can be found on a mountain peak.

She’s led design and product for analytics and news startups, and worked with big brands like Hotwire, Progressive Insurance and American Greetings. In addition to her own books, her comics have been featured in SPIN, various anthologies, and galleries around the country. She’s spoken around the world about emotional intelligence in design, and queer identity in comics, at places like: San Diego Comic-Con, Stumptown Comics Fest, Alternative Press Expo, From the Front, Industry, and more. She’s been interviewed on NPR’s Marketplace, and recently served as a White House LGBTQ Tech Innovation Fellow.

Follow Beth on Twitter and at her personal site.

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Thursday
Jan 19, 2017
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Volunteer Orientation
Act-On Software Corporate Headquarters

RSVP - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-volunteer-orientation-tickets-29203614798

Interested in joining the stellar crew of PDXWIT volunteers? New to volunteering with us? Want to meet other capable, driven women in tech?

You'll be in the right place at our first volunteer orientation.

PDXWIT is a 100% volunteer-run organization, which means that volunteers are crucial to the success of our mission and there are plenty of ways to get involved.

At the orientation, you'll learn about different volunteer roles from regular engagements to occasional gigs, get an overview of expectations and processes, have any questions you may bring answered, and catch up with other PDXWIT community members.

We can't wait to welcome you!

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Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a happy hour for Portland startups.

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PDX Emacs Hackers Meetup
Workday Beaverton Office

Tonight, our Emacs Hangout will feature a presentation on using Emacs to develop Haskell projects (Thank you Cyd).

A partially completed project, Emacs config, and instructions will be provided before the talk. A Docker image will be provided for those who do not want to install all of the required tools. Packages (briefly) demonstrated will be intero, haskell-mode, haskell-snippets, hlint-refactor, flycheck, company, and projectile.

Topics covered will be: automatic type and style checking, type signature insertion, inspecting type and info of thing at point, automatic refactoring using compiler and lint suggestions, yasnippet templates, jumping to definitions (including 3rd party definitions), loading the current buffer into the REPL, and running tests.

Hope to see you all there!

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Monday
Jan 23, 2017
Mentorship and Projects - WaCo EE and Technologist Meetup
Beaverton City Library

Join us for breakout discussions as we help each other progress on hardware projects and/or careers. Bring your computers and other gadgets you're working on!

About WaCo EE

This is a group for electronics engineers and technologists who want to advance their expertise/career, get inspired by peers, and dream about their own business! We'll discuss whatever hot topics from the scrum that kicks-off each event, share projects, and occasional guest speakers.

Attendees include: applications engineers, firmware/software developers, electronics engineers, operations and program managers, product and marketing managers.

Website
Tuesday
Jan 24, 2017
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Mentorship Program Networking Event
Propeller Resources

RSVP here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-mentorship-program-networking-event-tickets-28383572028

Save the date for the next Mentorship Program Networking Event with opening remarks by Amy Weeden, Managing Partner & Co-founder at Propeller.

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering: educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

Website
Portland Geek Dinner - DOWNTOWN!

PADNUG Tuesday, January 24 at 5:30 PM

Be There and Be Square DOWNTOWN! Our trip to the big city while Shawn Wildermuth made us realize that there's a whole other bunch of folk that can't m...

https://www.meetup.com/PADNUG/events/kdpdzlywcbgc/

Website
Sunday
Jan 29, 2017
Women Who Hack
Simple

This will be a casual get together for women who want to hack on projects with or around other women. All types of projects (software and hardware), languages, platforms and experience levels are welcome. Remember, no experience is an experience level!

Don't have anything to work on? Come, and we'll help you find a project!

What you should bring:

  • Your laptop or other equipment
  • Yourself!

We'll provide:

  • the space, including lots of seating and tables
  • internet
  • some snacks, including gluten-free and vegan options

Our goal is to support local women hackers (and aspiring hackers) by providing a safe, welcoming environment in which you can connect with and learn from each other.

We're kid-friendly, too, so feel free to bring your children with you.

Women Who Hack is open to all women (cis & trans*) and persons with non-binary genders or no gender, as well as accompanied children of all genders.

All participants of Women Who Hack agree to follow the Citizen Code of Conduct.

Questions? Get in touch: [email protected]

Our mailing list is via this Google Group. Please apply for access there, or if you don't have a Google account, please use this link to subscribe.

Website
Friday
Feb 3, 2017
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Volunteering with Free Geek
Free Geek

RSVP here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-volunteering-with-free-geek-tickets-28617202824

Free Geek and PDXWIT are partnering up for our first group volunteer activity. Dani Schulte will be teaching volunteers how to manually disassemble computers, peripheral electronic devices, and other electronic hardware.

Manual disassembly is important for 2 main reasons:

  1. Significantly reduces landfill-bound waste from electronics in comparison to mechanized recycling done by for-profit recycling operations.

  2. Produces high-quality separated metals.

Agenda:

Dani will do a brief orientation with you when you arrive at 3:30pm. Must read, fill out, and sign the Volunteer Application (unless you have volunteered here before). The Group Volunteer Form must also be filled out. All the required forms will be emailed to the volunteers closer to the event. Please bring the applications and the Group Form when you come to volunteer!

Hand tools, power drills, aprons, safety goggles and gloves provided - close-toed shoes are required to volunteer at Free Geek.

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering: educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

Website
Saturday
Feb 4, 2017
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Presents A Woman-focused Code Retreat
The Tech Academy

RSVP - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-presents-a-woman-focused-code-retreat-tickets-29987640841

Coderetreat.org is a self-organized, volunteer-led organization dedicated to enabling software developers to help each other improve their craft and teaming skills. Software developers of all sorts gather with their machines, IDEs and the ready-to-code Conway's Game of Life. A Coderetreat facilitator assists the developers during several 45-minute sessions throughout the day. Tanya Crenshaw and Jean Richardson will be teaming up to facilitate this Coderetreat. Tech Academy is donating space and providing breakfast and lunch for the event.

Come along for a day of codeplay in a supportive environment and help Coderetreat follow the sun during the global celebration of software development!

If you were there in October, we look forward to seeing you again. If you missed that event, grab your laptop, your favorite IDE, and come along. In response to feedback from the last session, we’ll be starting at 9am this time. Yes, we listen.

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering: educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

Website
Tuesday
Feb 7, 2017
Nick Muhonen on ECMAScript
Intel Hawthorn Farms 3 (HF3) Campus (5100 NE Elam Young Parkway, Hillsboro, OR 97124)

PADNUG Tuesday, February 7 at 6:00 PM

TBA

https://www.meetup.com/PADNUG/events/235159227/

Website
Wednesday
Feb 15, 2017
Jr Dev Meetup
White Owl Social Club

Join us at our monthly meetup for junior developers! We alternate monthly between Happy Hours and Speakers (hosted at Epicodus). For more details about upcoming and past gatherings, check out http://www.meetup.com/Portland-JR-DEVELOPER-Meetup/.

Website
Thursday
Feb 16, 2017
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a happy hour for Portland startups.

Website
Tuesday
Feb 21, 2017
Portland Geek Dinner

PADNUG Tuesday, February 21 at 5:30 PM

Be There and Be Square! Geek and Nerd dinners are a great way to get to know your peers in the industry in an informal setting. We always have great ...

https://www.meetup.com/PADNUG/events/mlbwtlywdbcc/

Website
Tuesday
Feb 28, 2017
Portland Geek Dinner - DOWNTOWN!

PADNUG Tuesday, February 28 at 5:30 PM

Be There and Be Square DOWNTOWN! Our trip to the big city while Shawn Wildermuth made us realize that there's a whole other bunch of folk that can't m...

https://www.meetup.com/PADNUG/events/kdpdzlywdblc/

Website
Saturday
Mar 4, 2017
ProductCamp Portland 2017
Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

We're back for our 4th year!
ProductCamp is a user-driven “unconference” that brings together passionate product managers and marketers who are interested in collaborating to share insights, learning best practices, and networking with other top professionals in the Portland product community.

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Tuesday
Mar 7, 2017
Monthly PADNUG Meeting

PADNUG Tuesday, March 7 at 6:00 PM

TBA

https://www.meetup.com/PADNUG/events/jddjllywfbkb/

Website
Wednesday
Mar 15, 2017
PDXWIT Presents a Book Talk - Daring Greatly & Being Wrong
inDinero, Inc

RSVP HERE - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-a-book-talk-daring-greatly-being-wrong-tickets-29825019436

Every day we experience the uncertainty, risks, and emotional exposure that define what it means to be vulnerable or to dare greatly. In Daring Greatly, based on twelve years of pioneering research, Dr. Brené Brown dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and argues that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage.

Similarly, in Being Wrong, journalist Kathryn Schulz argues that error is the fundamental human condition and should be celebrated as such. In this view, error is both a given and a gift – one that can transform our worldviews, our relationships, and, most profoundly, ourselves.

Daring Greatly and Being Wrong were made for each other. Join Deeple Patel and Melody Dawn for a discussion and exploration of these two powerful books and their endless takeaways. Most of us avoid the topics of being wrong and vulnerable, but these two authors have laid out the undeniable reasons for why it is so beneficial for us to push past this fear and discomfort. Whether you read one, both or some portion of these books, you are welcome in the conversation.

Come ready to share your unique perspective and learn from others’ experiences.

RSVP HERE - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-a-book-talk-daring-greatly-being-wrong-tickets-29825019436

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering: educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

Website
PDXWIT Presents a Book Talk - Daring Greatly & Being Wrong
inDinero, Inc

RSVP HERE - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-a-book-talk-daring-greatly-being-wrong-tickets-29825019436

Every day we experience the uncertainty, risks, and emotional exposure that define what it means to be vulnerable or to dare greatly. In Daring Greatly, based on twelve years of pioneering research, Dr. Brené Brown dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and argues that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage.

Similarly, in Being Wrong, journalist Kathryn Schulz argues that error is the fundamental human condition and should be celebrated as such. In this view, error is both a given and a gift – one that can transform our worldviews, our relationships, and, most profoundly, ourselves.

Daring Greatly and Being Wrong were made for each other. Join Deeple Patel and Melody Dawn for a discussion and exploration of these two powerful books and their endless takeaways. Most of us avoid the topics of being wrong and vulnerable, but these two authors have laid out the undeniable reasons for why it is so beneficial for us to push past this fear and discomfort. Whether you read one, both or some portion of these books, you are welcome in the conversation.

Come ready to share your unique perspective and learn from others’ experiences.

RSVP HERE - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-a-book-talk-daring-greatly-being-wrong-tickets-29825019436

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering: educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

Website
Thursday
Mar 16, 2017
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a happy hour for Portland startups.

Website
Tuesday
Mar 21, 2017
Portland Geek Dinner

PADNUG Tuesday, March 21 at 5:30 PM

Be There and Be Square! Geek and Nerd dinners are a great way to get to know your peers in the industry in an informal setting. We always have great ...

https://www.meetup.com/PADNUG/events/mlbwtlywfbcc/

Website
Thursday
Mar 23, 2017
TechFest NW
through Portland Art Museum

TechFestNW is a two-day conference where a collection of esteemed speakers discuss relevant, interesting topics about today’s tech landscape. The two days of conference are flanked by events and meetups (both attendee-led and curated by TechFest).

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PitchFest NW
through Portland Art Museum

PitchFest is a conference-within-a-conference at TechFestNW specifically designed for startups. PitchFest gives you the opportunity to get in front of a panel of venture capitalists and pitch your product. You'll be in good company- last year over fifty of the brightest and best startups in the world participated. After two days of competition and demonstrations, the winner of the competition will receive cash and a collection of useful, exciting prizes.

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Tuesday
Mar 28, 2017
Portland Geek Dinner - DOWNTOWN!

PADNUG Tuesday, March 28 at 5:30 PM

Be There and Be Square DOWNTOWN! Our trip to the big city while Shawn Wildermuth made us realize that there's a whole other bunch of folk that can't m...

https://www.meetup.com/PADNUG/events/kdpdzlywfblc/

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Thursday
Mar 30, 2017
GameStorm 19
through Red Lion Hotel on the River, Jantzen Beach

The event features a game library with over 1000 titles and enough space for anyone and everyone to play to their heart's content.

Attendees may choose from organized events, open tabletop play, game lab design programming, LARP, tabletop RPG's, LAN games, miniatures, console games, panels and guest activities, and other fun stuff.

Memberships are available in advance via the website or may be purchased at the door. There are no individual event registration fees; admission is all-inclusive.

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Tuesday
Apr 4, 2017
Monthly PADNUG Meeting

PADNUG Tuesday, April 4 at 6:00 PM

TBA

https://www.meetup.com/PADNUG/events/jddjllywgbgb/

Website
Saturday
Apr 15, 2017
Beaver BarCamp 17
Kelley Engineering Center (OSU)

Beaver BarCamp is an informal conference where everyone is encouraged to participate and the sessions are not predetermined. It provides a collaborative environment that promotes the sharing of ideas and projects and is a fun, free, casual event filled with discussions, demos and interaction with attendees. Attendees both provide the sessions and choose the schedule, allowing for greater flexibility and freedom. While many are tech oriented, we encourage any DIY, educational or interactive sessions. We invite everyone and anyone to Beaver Barcamp. Registration is appreciated.

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Tuesday
Apr 18, 2017
Portland Geek Dinner

PADNUG Tuesday, April 18 at 5:30 PM

Be There and Be Square! Geek and Nerd dinners are a great way to get to know your peers in the industry in an informal setting. We always have great ...

https://www.meetup.com/PADNUG/events/mlbwtlywgbxb/

Website
Wednesday
Apr 19, 2017
Jr Dev Meetup
White Owl Social Club

Join us at our monthly meetup for junior developers! We alternate monthly between Happy Hours and Speakers (hosted at Epicodus). For more details about upcoming and past gatherings, check out http://www.meetup.com/Portland-JR-DEVELOPER-Meetup/.

Website
Thursday
Apr 20, 2017
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a happy hour for Portland startups.

Website
Tuesday
Apr 25, 2017
Portland Geek Dinner - DOWNTOWN!

PADNUG Tuesday, April 25 at 5:30 PM

Be There and Be Square DOWNTOWN! Our trip to the big city while Shawn Wildermuth made us realize that there's a whole other bunch of folk that can't m...

https://www.meetup.com/PADNUG/events/kdpdzlywgbhc/

Website
Thursday
May 18, 2017
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a happy hour for Portland startups.

Website
Thursday
Jun 15, 2017
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a happy hour for Portland startups.

Website
Wednesday
Jun 21, 2017
Jr Dev Meetup
White Owl Social Club

Join us at our monthly meetup for junior developers! We alternate monthly between Happy Hours and Speakers (hosted at Epicodus). For more details about upcoming and past gatherings, check out http://www.meetup.com/Portland-JR-DEVELOPER-Meetup/.

Website
Thursday
Jul 20, 2017
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a happy hour for Portland startups.

Website
Thursday
Aug 17, 2017
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a happy hour for Portland startups.

Website
Thursday
Sep 21, 2017
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a happy hour for Portland startups.

Website
Saturday
Oct 7, 2017
CAT BarCamp
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

BarCamps are free unconferences where the people who show up on the day of the conference decide what the conference is about. It has been shown time and time again to produce some of the best material available. The spontaneity of the entire event stands in stark contrast to the more planned conferences you may have been to. Essentially the entire conference is a hallway track, and many people feel it’s the best quality of BarCamps!

The CAT at PSU is an ops training organization that has secured the venue and is organizing the event. We expect many job-hungry students skilled in development, computer science, operations, and everything else to be in attendance at this event and we want to enable as many connections as possible.

Although registration is not required please RSVP at http://goo.gl/VlNKcU so that our organizers can plan accordingly.

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Thursday
Oct 19, 2017
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a happy hour for Portland startups.

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Thursday
Nov 16, 2017
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a happy hour for Portland startups.

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Thursday
Dec 21, 2017
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a happy hour for Portland startups.

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