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Started Monday
Aug 22
Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
through 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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Started Tuesday
Aug 23
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Happy Hour Networking Event
CorSource

Join us for happy hour at CorSource! Come network and have fun! We will have a short segment at 5:30, which includes:

  • Introduction to CorSource

  • Hear from our Community Leader Spotlight Stephanie Dunker

  • Lightning talk from Kristina King

PDX Women in Tech is a community-based non-profit organization with the purpose of strengthening the Portland women in tech community through educational programs, partnerships and events that provide information, connections, resources, opportunities, and 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 current women in tech and encourage others to pursue tech careers to help reduce gender imbalance in the industry and address the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

Please RSVP Here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-happy-hour-networking-event-tickets-26628615907

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NW Education Cluster PDXedTech meetup
Indigo @ 12 West

Yes! We're on for having another meet & greet networking session. There's many new faces that have joined the group and it's time we get to know each other a bit more.

To make the most of the time together, we'll start with a slightly structured networking session. What is structured about it, you ask? Here's the quick summary:

We'll start with a quick meet & greet. You'll have a chance to meet nearly everyone one-on-one, briefly, before moving onto making another quick connection with another.

Then, in the second half of the meetup, we'll break up into smaller group chats based on shared interests and/or encourage folks to further their conversations with the folks they've found a shared interest in during the initial meet-greet.

Bring your business cards (or post-its and a pen) and be ready to meet and reacquaint yourself with peers working at the intersection of education and technology.

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Ruby on Rails PDX Monthly Meetup

Visit our website for more information and sign up to join us.

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Wednesday
Aug 24
1 Million Cups Portland - JoLoMo and Smart Mirror
PSU Business Accelerator

This week JoLoMo - what is Smart Mirror? Come and find out.

Every week we have a new local entrepreneur building an amazing company here in Portland. They give a short presentation followed up with a great Q&A session where you get to ask questions and ask about the real challenges and triumphs behind the business.

As always we welcome everyone interested in startups and founders building great companies here in Portland.

Come and check it out and bring a friend.

Join us online on the 1MC PDX Startup Slack channel.

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Elixir Games PDX - Plenty of Blame to go Around
Puppet

We've looked at Supervision trees in the past, but we've often glossed over how to best use them to your advantage. It's quite easy to accidentally use these fault-tolerance primitives to, somewhat ironically, make your applications less fault-tolerant. This month we'll take a look at design and implementation practices to help make sure you're using these incredible tools to your best advantage.

For the newcomers, the "Games" format is designed to create a bit of friendly competition and is accessible for all ranges of experience; beginners and pros alike.

If you'd like to take a look at the previous sessions' exercises feel free to check them out here: https://github.com/elixir-pdx/, some submitted solutions are available on non-master branches.

Early in this series we'll be focusing mostly on solving problems in a functional paradigm, and as the series continues over time we'll move more and more toward Elixir's differentiators; Erlang interop, hygienic macros, & OTP patterns.

If all that read like gibberish to you, don't worry you don't have to know any of that jargon, and by the time you do everything will already make sense. Because we'll introduce ideas and concepts in a way that will help you understand those things conceptually before you ever need a weird name for them.

Food and drinks will be provided.

Please make sure you come with a computer to work on and have Elixir pre-installed locally or in a VM and ready to go.

http://elixir-lang.org/install.html

Special thanks to my friend Jeff Weiss and Puppet, ‘the leader in IT automation’, for hosting us.

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CocoaHeads Presentation Night: Product Discovery with David Hoang
Plus QA

There and back: the road of product discovery

Product strategy is evolving and becoming less clear, as is the ‘product roadmap’. Requirements, business needs and user expectations are changing at a rapid pace. This session focuses on the process and thinking of product discovery and exploration to inform your product roadmap by running multiple projects that are all connected to the problems that need to be solved.

This case study will cover:

  • brainstorming and idea generation
  • understanding and getting team alignment on the problem
  • executing a high tempo prototyping process to develop ideas
  • learning from the prototypes with real humans to get feedback in user testing
  • incorporating what was learned in the product roadmap
  • success stories and project examples
  • dual track scrum to maintain discovery as a routine part of your process • leading a cross-functional team of designers, engineers and product managers

About David Hoang

David Hoang is a product design professional with more than a decade’s experience. He focuses on mobile, wearables and emerging technology. He’s currently the Product Design Lead at One Medical Group and Studio Manager at The Rock Tumbler Collective.

He was previously an early member of ExactTarget’s global accounts team, founder of a mobile product agency, Lead UX Designer at HTC and Director of Mobile Design at Black Pixel. He has worked with Expedia, Inspirato, Nike, Nordstrom, Starbucks, Whole Foods and others.

David has a BFA in visual arts and his work is influenced a lot by art history, narrative and popular culture. His design leadership style is built on teams of cross-functional people who are focused, passionate, and disciplined. He’s based in Seattle, Washington and San Francisco, California.

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Thursday
Aug 25
Code Oregon Labs - REACT
Code Fellows

Agenda

6:00 pm - Doors Open/Registration/Networking/Setup 6:30 pm - Presentation 7:00 pm - Co-working/Collaborating/Tutor 8:30 pm - Clean up/Leave

About

Code Fellows invites online learners of all stripes to Code Oregon Labs for some free tutoring from industry professionals! Bring your laptop and a desire to learn.

As a monthly community event, we strive to lower barriers for entering tech to ultimately increase diversity in talent.

Together with Code Oregon and generous volunteers from the #pdxtech community, Code Fellows is happy to host this event. Each month, our goal is a 6:1 tutor-to-learner ratio.

Look for pizza and beverages!

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Agile Finance for Agile IT ------ Webinar: 8/25/2016
Online Webinar

Agile Finance for Agile IT: How trends in IT pose challenges to traditional acquisition models and accounting methods and what to do about it

Thursday August 25, 2016 10:00am PST

Recent trends in IT like mobile and cloud computing, and Internet of Things, are creating pressure on IT organizations to respond to the demands of the business in ever shrinking planning and implementation cycles. In the era of agile IT, the infrastructure is only as nimble as the least agile component and that typically is the network. The challenge of creating agile systems on legacy networks is compounded by the constraints of legacy acquisition models and accounting methods which force IT to estimate the future needs of the business in 3 to 5 year intervals. Finance should be an enabler to creating agile IT systems that deliver the most value to the organization by ensuring the network’s capability matches the immediate needs of the business without network resources sitting idle or being overly constrained due to poor planning. Please join us for a webinar hosted by Greg Buchanan, Sr. Manager in Brocade’s office of the CFO; and David Aden, Territory Manager for Oregon and SW Washington at Brocade, to discuss how businesses can better equip Finance to help IT meet the demands of the New IP.

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Portland Azure User Group - Networking event
North 45 Pub

This is an informal get together with no specific presentation, but it's perfect time to talk with other Azure professionals in Portland to ask questions, share experiences, and grow your network. People of all experience levels are welcome to join!

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OWASP: Node.js Security
Simple

This talk will discuss the current state of Node.js security and the risks of the Node.js ecosystem and what vulnerabilities and patterns have we found in the hundreds of applications and the thousands of modules we have audited.


Speaker

Adam Baldwin

Adam is the team lead at ^Lift Security and he founded the Node Security Project 3 years ago & hasn’t stopped trying to make security a core value of the Node.js community since then. In his free time Adam enjoys doing basically the exact same stuff he does for work, also raising chickens, and spending as much time as possible with his wife and 2 children.


The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is a 501c3 not-for-profit worldwide charitable organization focused on improving the security of application software. To sign up for future meeting notes and to discuss security topics with local gurus, sign up on the OWASP Portland mailing list: https://lists.owasp.org/mailman/listinfo/owasp-portland


Meetings are free and open to the public.

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Papers We Love PDX: Brian Shirai on "Immix: A Mark-Region Garbage Collector"
Mozilla

Thanks to Mozilla for hosting!

This month's paper is "Immix: A Mark-Region Garbage Collector with Space Efficiency, Fast Collection, and Mutator Performance" by Stephen M. Blackburn and Kathryn S. McKinley and will be presented by Brian Shirai.

PDF: http://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/speedway/DaCapo/papers/immix-pldi-2008.pdf


What was the last paper you read and loved within the realm of computing? What did it inspire you to build or tinker with? Come share the ideas in an awesome academic/research paper with fellow engineers, programmers, and paper-readers. Lead a session and show off code that you wrote that implements these ideas or just give us the lowdown about the paper. Or, just come, listen, and discuss!


Papers We Love has a code of conduct.

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Share Knowledge and Team Up with Your Creative Community
NedSpace Broadway

Meeting new people is always fun, so get out of the studio, office, or wherever you get work done! Come hang out with The Creative Roundtable community for an evening of conversation about sharing knowledge and finding ways to collaborate with other creatives for a more successful outcome on your projects.

We love bringing together such a wonderful and inspiring group of people each month- so this time, let’s find ways to work together. This month, we encourage you to bring your fresh ideas, upcoming projects, or current opportunities in hopes of helping you find the perfect partner or a cool person to team-up with.

As always light refreshments and snacks will be provided!

Feel free to bring a friend or two, and we’ll see you on the 25th!

RSVP here: http://www.meetup.com/Creative-Roundtable/events/233072583/

  • Jehn & Jena
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Portland Python & PyLadies PDX Present Monthly Presentation Night
Urban Airship Inc

Come join us for Pythonic talks!

All levels are welcome! Talk levels vary from beginner to advanced.

This month:

  • *Basic Data Classification with SciPy and Sklearn** with Hailey Buckingham

A brief walkthrough of how to invoke two of sklearn's classification algorithms. We'll train a classifier on one set of data, and use that classifier to predict the categories of a second set of data.

This will be a short talk, so there will be plenty of time for lightning talks. If you've never given a talk before, don't worry we have a guide

Thank you Simple for providing Pizza this month!

RSVP at Meetup

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

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BSD Pizza Night
Deno's Pizzaria

A meeting of folks interested in Copy Free licenses, primarily BSD operating systems. We get together eat pizza, drink beer, and talk about what interesting things have been going on.

Friday
Aug 26
PMI Portland Chapter Annual Conference
through Oregon Convention Center

We are pleased to announce the 15th annual Project Management Institute, Portland Chapter conference. This year promises to be the largest and most exciting event yet!

With 2 full days of education, networking, and career advancing opportunities, and an anticipated 500+ participants, your PMI Portland Chapter has worked diligently to draw top industry speakers to the stage.

The conference is tailored to grow your practical project management knowledge about contemporary leadership trends, as well as products and services, to help you drive towards your career goals.

Come, be a part of this dynamic community event that is sure to take your career to the next level!

Early bird discount through June 15 - Register NOW!!!

What to Expect? Keynote Speaker: Jeff Tobe

5 Educational Tracks

Strategy | Leadership | Technical | Agile | Business Analysis

Open Space Session • Professional Networking • Exhibition Hall

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Tech Talk with Dennis Kravits, Systems Manager at Centerpointe Research...
The Tech Academy

Join us at The Tech Academy, Friday, August 26th at 1pm for a presentation from Dennis Kravits.

Dennis, is a graduate of The Tech Academy who now works as a Systems Manager at Centerpointe Research Institute Inc.

Dennis will be talking about his success here at The Tech Academy and his daily life in his current position at Centerpointe Research Institute Inc.

We will be serving snacks and refreshments.

Hope to see you there!

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Tech Talk with Dennis Kravets, Systems Manager at Centerpointe Research...
The Tech Academy

Join us at The Tech Academy, Friday, August 26th at 1pm for a presentation from Dennis Kravits.

Dennis, is a graduate of The Tech Academy who now works as a Systems Manager at Centerpointe Research Institute Inc.

Dennis will be talking about his success here at The Tech Academy and his daily life in his current position at Centerpointe Research Institute Inc.

We will be serving snacks and refreshments.

Hope to see you there!

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Saturday
Aug 27
Building Your Empire Brunch
Village Ballroom

Learn how to building a succesful brand, identify your target market, access financial resources and more! Whether you're just starting out or looking to take your business to the next level, this brunch will provide the insight and tools you need to achieve greatness in your life & businesses.

Speakers Include:

Paige Hendrix Buckner

Founder of ClientJoy, a giftbox service featuring Portland artisans. She's also an instructor at TiE Young Entrepreneurs (TYE) Oregon, an initiative to empower students to become the next generation of business and community leaders.

Lynn Le

Founder of athletic wear line Society Nine, also featured on Oxygen Network Series "Quit Your Day Job".

Paula Hayes

President and CEO of Hue Noir, a Beaverton-based business that specializes in makeup for people with dark skin tones. Paula is a driven entrepreneur and executive with a track record of business success.

Byrdie McCoy

Empowerment fitness coach and advocate for Women's Mental Health, as well as Founder of Byrdie's Babes.

Hosted By:

Chaunci King, Founder of Miru Vodka, CEO at MavenInBusiness.com Sponsored by:

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Monday
Aug 29
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
Aug 30
Portland Java User Group (PJUG)
New Relic

Full Stack Development with Java and NoSQL

In this session will talk about what is different about this generation of web applications and how a solid development approach must consider the latency, throughput and interactivity demand by users across both mobile devices, web browsers, and IoT. We will demonstrate how to include Couchbase, a NoSQL database, in such applications to support a flexible data model and easy scalability required for modern development.

Speaker:

Nic Raboy is a Developer Advocate for Couchbase in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has released several native and hybrid mobile applications to iTunes and Google Play and writes about his development experiences related to making web and mobile app development easier to understand. He has experience in Unity3D, Apache Cordova, Java, NoSQL, SQL, GoLang, and Node.js.

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PDXWIT Deck Party Potluck Discussion: Tacking Technical Leadership Growth
Anne's Backyard!

Event Description

PDXWIT and Anne Meixner invite you to an intimate potluck-style gathering to discuss the challenges and opportunities of growing your technical leadership career! Anne will reach out before the event to coordinate what to bring. Non-alcoholic beverages will be provided.

This event is designed for people in technical careers.

As an engineer/scientist you have the option to grow your career along a management path (i.e. you aspire to be a VP) or along a technical path. Large technology companies often have explicit management and technical leadership path. While there naturally exists an overlap in skills there is an emphasis difference. Anne Meixner PhD has designed this event for people who want to focus on their growth as a technical leader.

You will bring your companies descriptions for technical leader attributes or expectations that you and your manager have for technical leader growth. Guided group discussion will result in an understanding of the differences and similarities in these list of attributes. You then pick one area you wish to grow in for the next 6-12 months and at least one action you can take to develop in this area.

Anne Meixner has 30+ years of experience as a semiconductor test R&D engineer, most recently at Intel Corporation. Via The Engineers’ Daughter LLC, she currently consults in the areas of technical leadership, semiconductor test, and technology development. To pass on wisdom to the next wave of technologist she blogs at www.engineersdauther.org on her life experiences, engineering wisdom and diverse ability. She invites others to submit blogs for this site.

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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're going to look at the popular game called Sokoban. We'll implement an engine to generate the board, and allow users to play.

The computer game Sokoban, invented by Hiroyuki Imabayashi, was introduced by Thinking Rabbit of Takarazuka, Japan in 1982. This simple game of logic puzzles was an instant success. It won awards and spawned sequels. Over the years, Sokoban has been ported to a huge number of platforms. Fan support remains strong and many of those fans even produce new levels for the game.

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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!

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Thursday
Sep 1
Code Fellows Grads & Their Bosses
Code Fellows

Agenda

6:00 pm - Doors Open/Registration/Networking 6:30 pm - Presentation 8:30 pm - Wrap up

About

Back by popular demand...

"Will they really hire me??"

This is far and away the most common question we get from career-changers considering jumping feet-first into immersive training with Code Fellows. Our answer is an emphatic, "YES!"

But don't take it from us: Come hear from PDX hiring managers and their code school-trained developers! Find out what they were looking for and why they hired these code school grads.

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Moving past the monolith with Clojure w/ Paco Viramontes
Puppet

Using Clojure greenfield project is great but what about legacy projects full of toxic decay and code zombies lurking the repo?

Clojure is your post apocalyptic weapon. You don't have to re-write the whole monolith; by switching key parts of the infrastructure we can reduced the number of servers and costs.

Get bragging rights with your managers and higher ups by introducing Clojure and Clojure community practices in large legacy apps. In this installment we’ll explore how to reduce the high IO costs of large scale email processing with Clojure.

Bio: Paco is a developer in Portland Oregon and can be found on twitter at https://twitter.com/kidpollo

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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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Friday
Sep 2
AgilePDX Dntn Pub Lunch: Adopting Agile Within Your Sphere of Influence
McMenamins Ringlers Pub

Last month’s pub lunchers voted for a familiar topic with a bit if twist: How can you adopt Agile principles, practices, and methods on your team when you’re in a non-Agile friendly organization? How does personal influence play into a Team’s ability to be Agile? Is there hope for Agility in a desert of non-Agility?

Experienced Agilists say, when has it been different at the beginning?

But, the socially aware change agent wants to know how to be Agile without building in an eventual backlash. Smart change agent. On September 2nd, we’ll pour the beer, circle the wagons, and tell a few stories around the campfire of agility. We hope McMennamins won’t mind the smoke as we nurture the fire of hope for agile-aspiring change agents everywhere.

So, come on down to the usual place at the usual time with your comrades and stories. Come alone or come in a pack. We’ll be in the back.

RSVP’s not required but gratefully accepted at [email protected].

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Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a monthly party for the Portland startup scene.

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Monday
Sep 5
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
Sep 6
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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Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
New Relic

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

PRESENTATIONS at 7pm

TBD

After presentations we'll have more socializing time.

Thanks to New Relic for providing the venue and beer, pizza & snacks this month!


ARRIVING BY BIKE? Cyclists are welcome to park their bikes in the New Relic office. Bikes are not allowed in the building lobby, however, and must use the freight elevator. To get your bike up to the 29th floor, enter the building's parking lot by going down the ramp at 5th and Pine. Go past the booth -- no need to pick up a ticket -- and turn right. Go straight until you almost run into the elevator lobby, then go right again. On the back side of the elevator block you'll see a beat up pair of double doors marked "freight elevator." You can get up by buzzing in with the intercom, and saying you're here for New Relic. Ride on up to the 29th floor, you'll easily find the bike parking.

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

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Wednesday
Sep 7
Homebrew Website Club PDX
Basecamp

Are you building your own website? Your own personal bot? RSS/Twitter/IRC/Slack reader? Personal publishing web app? Or some other digital magic-cloud proxy? If so, come on by and join a gathering of people with likeminded interests. Bring your friends that want to start a personal web site. Exchange information, swap ideas, talk shop, or help work on a project!

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PDXWIT Presents the "10 Seconds of You" Workshop Fundraiser
Zapproved, Inc.

If you are like us, establishing your presence in meetings, networking events and in other important situations is something you've been wanting to do for a long time! We are ready to get started on that journey and we'd like you to join us!

PDXWIT is partnering with Zapproved and Intel to bring you The Confidence Project's "10 Seconds of You" workshop. The evening will include food, beverages, great people and a workshop that will change how you present and feel about yourself!

The proceeds from this event will support PDXWIT

Agenda

6:00 Check-In/Networking with food and beverages

6:30 Opening Remarks by Monica Enand, CEO of Zapproved

6:40 Workshop beings

8:15 Workshop ends

Workshop Details

“After 10-years, she was an overnight success,” illustrates the point that people rarely reach their victories over night. It takes talent, experience, hard work and leveraging every opportunity and advantage for women to compete for a seat at the table.

Beyond industry knowledge and experience, there are essential skills shared in this Workshop that can help you feel confident introducing yourself at networking events and industry meetings, competing for a promotion or negotiating in the boardroom.

With practice, these skills can represent a meaningful difference in how and when you reach your final destination in your well-planned career. Confidence Project skills are the great equalizer. Age, race, gender, background or financial net worth does not matter. Learn how to use these skills to your advantage in “getting from here to there.”

The 10 Seconds of You© Workshop offers simple, lively and helpful interaction with participantsto practice Introductions with Impact. Each person will craft her specialized 10 Seconds of You© (introducing herself with a hook for people to ask more) and then practice her 10 Seconds and short conversation with others.

Application of Skills Learned

Workshop participants will be able to use their 10 Seconds of You© immediately in both business and social settings. With practice, they will be able to engage more quickly and authentically with others which can boost their confidence.

Skills will include: Creating a strong first impression, introducing yourself with impact, owning your name, creating and practicing your personal 10 Seconds of You©

Contact [email protected] with questions

The proceeds from this event will support PDXWIT

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PDXRust: Nick Cameron on Design Patterns in Rust & Jamey Sharp on Corrode
Mozilla Portland Office

We'll have 2 talks again this month!

Design Patterns in Rust:

Nick Cameron is a core contributor on the Rust language's language design, tools, and compiler teams. He's in town for RustConf, and will be sharing his talk on Design Patterns in Rust with us! Here's the abstract:

This talk will cover some of the common idioms and design patterns encountered when programming in Rust.We’ll work through simple idioms used in everyday programming for tasks such as object creation and customisation, resource management, and destruction. We’ll then cover more complex patterns often used in generic data structures and libraries. We’ll also discuss some of the underlying themes and why these idioms and patterns occur in Rust.

The talk will not assume previous experience with Rust. The audience will gain an understanding of programming with Rust and its strengths and weaknesses. For those learning (or intending to learn) Rust, the talk should provide a short-cut to intermediate and advanced programming skills.

Corrode: Automatically Translating C to Rust

C has been the de facto systems programming language for 44 years, which means an awful lot of useful software is written in that language. As excellent as Rust is, it doesn't have that inertia behind it. (Yet!) Rust has good FFI support for calling C functions, plus tools for automatically generating FFI bindings, which make much of that existing software usable for new Rust projects. Still, gaining Rust's full safety advantages requires rewriting existing C software in Rust, which is currently a manual, time-consuming, and error-prone process.

Corrode is a tool that aims to bridge this gap by automatically translating C source code to equivalent Rust. A Corrode-translated program is no safer than the original C was, but it gets the most tedious translation work out of the way so a programmer can focus on taking advantage of Rust's more advanced features.

In this talk we'll explore what Corrode does, and does not, do. We'll discuss interesting examples that will surprise most C programmers, while staying accessible to programmers in any language. We'll look at how Corrode has been tested: the most effective ways are methods not widely used with other software. And we'll evaluate Corrode's documentation and community-building efforts, to both show how you can contribute and suggest steps you might consider for your own projects.

Speaker Jamey Sharp is Corrode's initial author and a programmer experienced in a variety of languages including C, Java, Python, Haskell, and x86 assembly. He is new to Rust, compared to those languages, and Corrode grew out of his learning experiments. (The exercise has been very effective at finding odd corners of both C and Rust...) He recently completed a session as a Recurse Center resident, teaching advanced topics to diverse audiences of programming enthusiasts spanning every skill level, which he enjoyed tremendously.

Other information:

PDXRust meets on the first Wednesday of every month, from 6-8pm, at Mozilla's Portland space. The first hour is either lightning talks from group members or a more in-depth tutorial from a Rust expert, and the second hour is hacking and social time.

Join us in #pdxrust on irc.freenode.net (http://webchat.freenode.net/) with any feedback about what you'd like to see!

Remember that Rust's Code of Conduct defines the Rust community's expectations for participation.

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Friday
Sep 9
First Fridays Free Days: work and conversations
Collective Agency

Community Mission Statement: A cozy place to work alongside people doing what they’re passionate about and committed to, where 80% of people say hi. Come and work here!

Come work and have conversations at Collective Agency during our First Fridays Free Days, and join an optional potluck lunch.

Members, come as usual, and you can bring guests, it'll be the same for you as it is every day but with more people here.

There are 2 requirements for people here free: First, RSVP on Facebook, Meetup, or on our event page (before you come) with: your name, what time you expect to be here, what you’ll be working on (you can include a link to a website or social media), and what you’re looking for.

Then, while you’re here, aside from lunch, you’ll find ways to talk with at least 2 people here for at least 30 minutes total. And most of the time you'll be working on something.

Schedule: 9am: Open for free. 12pm: Optional potluck lunch. 5pm: End of Open House.

People here for free will have access to everything except: locker storage and member car parking, and can make short phone calls in conference rooms (up to 30 minutes; members get 3 hours per day). You can come in groups of up to 14 people but everybody has to qualify and do the actions described above. There are no age restrictions.

The community guidelines are the core of the terms of service: http://collectiveagency.co/community-guidelines

Membership info is: http://collectiveagency.co/membership

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Tokio (Rust network application) Hack Night
customer.io

Interested in learning about a new Rust network application?

Want to take a crack at hacking on the middleware?

Join us as we hack on Tokio!

Github: https://github.com/tokio-rs/tokio

We'll start promptly with a quick tutorial of Tokio.

Afterwards, we'll be working on Tokio clients, severs, and docs.

Food and drinks will be provided.

RSVP at https://tokiohacknight.splashthat.com/#rsvp

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Saturday
Sep 10
PDX Maker Week
through

Portland Makers exist as a vibrantly diverse fusion of organizations, people, places, and events that converges during PDX Maker Week to inform, inspire, and ignite.

PDX Maker Week consists of independently organized events and activities that explore the world of Maker craft, knowledge, and practice. Our mission is to highlight the cornucopia of local Makers, and encourage personal connection to Making as a foundation for learning, growth, social change, and entrepreneurship.

Find out more at our website: pdxmakerweek.com

And, if you'd like to host or sponsor an event, we'd love to hear from you: [email protected]

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Monday
Sep 12
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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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
Sep 13
PREX16
through Portland Art Museum

The Conference on Preservation Excellence has emerged as the premier conference specifically designed to meet the needs of in-house e-discovery professionals. Build your career by arming with skills and strategic thinking to take your role to the next level. Receive expertise on the latest developments in law and technology so you can adapt your organization’s policies to stay ahead of the curve. Obtain real-world expertise and work samples so you can enhance your e-discovery processes to reduce risk for your organization.

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PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Mentorship Program Networking Event
Metal Toad

The PDXWIT Mentorship Program is in full swing and we want to celebrate the wins and get feedback to improve the program for the future! At this event, you will:

• Network with people participating in the program

• Hear a kick off from Joaquin Lippincott, CEO of Metal Toad

• Get program updates

• Share program wins and gather new ideas (breakout session)

• Q&A with the Mentorship Program Committee

Are you in the program and can't attend? Don't worry, this event is optional.

Haven't signed up yet? Never fear, you can still sign up at www.pdxwit.org/mentorship and we will match you during our next round.

Other questions? [email protected]

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Web Accessibility - Lucid Meetings Panel & Documentary
Puppet

Join us for an evening in two parts:

  1. Discussion/presentation by Elise and John Keith, founders of Lucid Meetings. Lucid Meetings is a Portland tech company that specializes in online meeting services, virtual team support and professional meeting software. They were asked in 2013 by ICANN to improve the accessibility of their platform. After doing 75% of the work themselves, Lucid hired Simply Accessible to guide them through the remainder of the process. They will share how the process went for them.

  2. A work in progress documentary screening (director, Chris Higgins, in attendance for Q&A)

This short film "Imagine If: A Story of Accessibility" follows Cory Klatik, a user experience designer and social media manager, as he navigates the world with his guide dog, Vine, along with a variety of computers, mobile devices, and assistive technology. The film is designed to show makers how people with disabilities access culture and technology, and offers guidance on how to build accessibility into their daily practice. Director Chris Higgins will be available for a Q&A after the film.

Agenda -

• 6:30-7- Meet and mix

• 7-7:30- John and Elise talk with the group

• 7:30-8:15- screening and Q&A for Chris, John & Elise

• 8:15- 8:30- mix and depart

Soft drinks provided by Puppet Labs.

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Wednesday
Sep 14
CHIFOO Event: Let's Pretend
Connective DX Community Room

CHIFOO presents "Let's Pretend: Using Personas to Play with Personas to Play with Problems" with Carolyn Chandler and Anna van Slee!

To uncover the most common problems, designers must empathize with their users and come to know the spaces and times in which they move. In this interactive presentation, UX guru Carolyn and game designer Anna take personas and other empathy exercises to the next level.

About the Speakers

Carolyn Chandler, Mira Fitness

Carolyn has been working in the field of User Experience Design for over 16 years, and was named one of “Chicago’s Tech 50” by Crain’s Magazine. Now she leads the Experience Design efforts at Mira Fitness, which offers a wellness-focused wearable designed for women.

Anna van Slee, Sideshow Collectibles

Anna is Director of New Brands at Sideshow Collectibles, a production manager who is hands-on with production, particularly in writing/editing, visual design, UX/CX design, brand strategy and content creation.

Together, Anna and Carolyn, coauthored "Adventures in Experience Design" which teaches experience design to beginners with games and activities.

Come join CHIFOO for our eighth speaker event of 2016's theme "Bounded Irrationality: Supporting Users and Building Communities".

Thursday
Sep 15
Contemporary Data Modeling with Advanced Topics - All Day Training with DAMA PDX
Montgomery Park

Get a full day of local data training. Register by Sept 1st for early bird discounts. Student discount also available. See below for Details

Your local Data Management chapter has been putting on an annual data learning day for more than 10 years!
Breakfast and lunch provided.
More information and registration at www.damapdx.org

Summary

We live in a world of Big Data, trying to make sense of it to deliver Business Intelligence. We have the promise of NOSQL and Applied Data Science to deliver some solutions. In dealing with today's challenges we need some new and different ways of thinking. Do we still need Conceptual models? How do they continue to benefit us? What are the limitations of relational models, and how do we overcome them? What are the best strategies for preparing and presenting data model diagrams to support meaningful conversations with our business partners? How do our data modeling tools help? How is the data warehouse environment evolving? Are we beyond dimensional models? How do we work with NOSQL tools and schema-less databases? Do these environments still need data modeling? What is a Data Lake and how do we manage it?

Dr. Gordon Everest will explore these questions and provide some insight for dealing with issues surrounding the role of data modeling in the world we live in today. His presentation will provide some new strategies and approaches. His presentations are always lively and will challenge our thinking.

PRESENTATION OUTLINE

  • DATA MODELING – Beyond the basics, and beyond relational
  • ADVANCED DATA MODELING CONCEPTS AND CONSTRUCTS
  • NORMALIZATION – Myths. The biggest problem with ER/Relational/Object modeling.
  • DATA MODEL PRESENTATION
  • FOCUS ON DATA WAREHOUSING and more

Includes (but not limited to):

  • Architecture of the Operational environment – ODS, staging (ETL), where is data cleansing?
  • Dimensional modeling, fact and dimension tables, cube, star schema and snowflake ◦Fact tables and dimension tables - should they be normalized?
  • Business Intelligence (BI), Analytics, data mining, OLAP
  • And now the "Data Lake" (from Bill Inmon) or perhaps a "Data Swamp"!
  • NOSQL – rationale and motivation, Schema-less or "schema on read"? ◦Type of Tools: Key value pair, multi-column, (directed?) graph, "document" (XML…)
  • Data modeling in a NOSQL environment. Do we still need data modelers?
  • Emerging role of the data analyst/scientist

Speaker

Dr. Gordon C. Everest is Professor Emeritus of MIS and Data Management in the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. He is actively engaged in the world of data modeling and data management, speaking to computer professional societies and consulting with large and small organizations. Early retirement has allowed him to focus on helping organizations improve their understanding and approach to data modeling. He continues to teach a course in advanced data modeling at the University of Minnesota. It is fully online and available to working professionals as well as students. (http://geverest.umn.edu). He is an astute observer and interpreter of developments and trends in information technology, data management, and particularly business data modeling.

Cost

Costs cover breakfast, lunch, facility rental and speaker travel costs. See our damapdx.org site for current list of corporate members.


Early Bird Registration (Before Sept 1st)

  • $99 DAMA PDX Members and Employees of DAMA PDX Corporate Members
  • $129 Non-Members
  • $59 Students (with valid student id)

Regular Registration (Starting Sept 1st)

  • $129 DAMA PDX Members & Employees of DAMA PDX Corporate Members
  • $149 Non-Members
  • $79 Students (with valid student id)

About DAMA Portland

The DAMA Portland Chapter is dedicated to delivering thought provoking data-centric presentations that will make you more successful in your job.

The Portland Metro Chapter of the Data Administration Management Association has been serving the Portland data community since 1984. We are a not-for-profit, vendor independent, professional association dedicated to advancing the concepts and practices of enterprise information and data resource management. Our primary purpose is to promote the understanding, development and practice of managing data, information and knowledge resources as key enterprise assets.

Upcoming DAMA PDX Events

Upcoming DAMA PDX Metro Events
Free to DAMA Members and Employees of DAMA PDX Corporate Members

  • October: "Influencing Business Partners" with May Loomis
  • November: "The T-Shaped Data Professional – Achieving Data Management Goals by Other Means" with Alec Sharp (Clariteq Systems Consulting)
  • January 2017: "Advanced Data Visualization" with Amit P. Manghani
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Mentor Connect
TBD

Make an appointment for a 30-minute private meeting during Mentor Connect ‘office hours’. Trouble shoot with a professional a problem area in your start-up and get valuable advice and a plan.

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Pitch Club HispanicPros with Tom Kingsley
TBD

8th in the Series, Tom Kingsley teaches the fundamentals of pitching your operational plan. 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.

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Saturday
Sep 17
Festival of Nations
Division Midway Alliance

Division Midway’s Festival of Nations celebrates East Portland’s diversity through music, dance, food, art, activities and vendors. Enjoy foods from around the world in the Taste of Nations tent. Dance to music from Cuba to Africa. Find exciting treasures at more than 60 vendor booths, try your luck at the “World Cake Walk” and practice your disc golf putting skills. Join the festivities Saturday, July 17 from 11am to 5pm in the Division Center parking lot at 11918 SE Division Street. Come on by and shake off your week with people from around the world!

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Sunday
Sep 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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Monday
Sep 19
Libre Application Summit presented by GNOME (LAS GNOME)
through Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

LAS GNOME is the first U.S. based conference for GNOME, the free software desktop. This conference focuses on the Linux application story bringing in people from all across the Linux eco-system to build a powerful platform to design applications for the Web and Linux platform on all devices.

This conference for you if you want to learn how to write ubiquitous apps that will work on any Linux distribution, contribute to a new application distribution model that puts control back on the developer instead of the OSV, and finally improve the general tooling on the Linux platform with the kind of tools that you would find on OSX and Windows.

Registration is free, although we ask for a reasonable donation. We have some amazing and well known speakers including Matthew Garrett , Alexander Larsson, creator of Flatpak, and Matt Dalio, CEO of Endless.

Bring your Linux applications and we will help you flatpak them so they run anywhere!

Help us expand the market for Linux applications, and build the kind of eco-system that will support entrepreneurs build new products based on Linux platform.

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NewTech PDX - Developer Tech
Vacasa

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 meetup is $10 online, or $20 at the door. GET TICKETS

Agenda
5:00pm - Doors Open / Buffet / Drinks / Get to know your community
6:30pm - Event Begins!

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

  • Pres. #1: Jake Rahner of Marquam Group

  • Pres. #2: Ryan Comingdeer of Five Talent
  • Pres. #3: Scott Harvey of Atmosera
  • Pres. #4: Michael Gray of Moovel
  • Pres. #5: Colby Aley of Reflect.IO

8:00pm - After-Party at OnDeck (across 13th Street)

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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
Sep 20
C4: Coffee, Creativity, Connections, Community
NXT Industries Lab

C4 is explosive, it is power, it is a tool to create change. We take this energy and apply it to connections, creativity, and community. Let's come together and build on this collective, powerful creative energy in Portland's entrepreneurial and artistic realms.

C4 is a chance to stretch your creativity muscles. Come for an exercise in boosting creativity, network with other creatives, sip a coffee and then stay as long as you need with a free coworking day by NXT.

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PDXScala Monthly Meeting
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Wednesday
Sep 21
Using Data to Disrupt Your Brain: Less Biased Product Management
New Relic

Our Topic

Did you think you were more healthy before you started wearing a FitBit? In this talk, Laure will review how using data can help to make better decisions for products, software development, and life in general. The human brain depends on a combination of rational processes and gut reactions, and learning how and when to trust them both in concert allows for great decisions.

Our implicit and unseen biases often step from good intuition, but in order to make reality-based choices, it helps to use quantitative and qualitative data to check ourselves and get the facts.

Our Presenter, Laure Parsons

Laure Parsons is a Senior Product Manager at Notion, the analytics layer for intelligent teams. Prior to her work at Notion, she led the marketing-communications efforts at live chat leader Olark, and lead specific projects that spanned product and operations. As a consultant, she also helped a number of startup companies on product acquisition and activation.

Before moving into technology, she held a number of leadership roles in independent film distribution and production. Laure has served on several non-profit boards and, in perhaps the highlight of her career, was a DJ at WFMU, the country’s premiere independent radio station.

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AgilePDX: Agile Metrics - Speed, Quality, Accuracy, Joy
Puppet

Software and product development are being considered a strategic business process, and it's evident now more than ever before that all teams need quantitative goals. Discover the hard-won lessons of how to measure the right things over time and some of the secrets of the most productive teams.

Presenter: Dave Shanley Co-Founder, CEO, Notion

Data changes the conversation. Good teams can become great teams. Dave wants all teams to have the tools they need for making the best decisions. Dave brings his experience growing a company from his apartment through acquisition to IPO (CrowdCompass, acquired by Cvent, NYSE:CVT) and years building technology for the Fortune 500 (Syclo, acquired by SAP). When Dave isn't digging in to the latest numbers, he's dreaming of sailing trips with the Notion team.

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Friday
Sep 23
2016 Portland Creative Conference
Gerding Theater at the Armory

The Portland Creative Conference is an exploration and celebration of the creative process across various creative industries. Bring your team or just bring yourself–either way you won’t leave the same as you arrived. You’ll be inspired and motivated in new ways, viewing your world with a fresh perspective. We feature presentations from leading creatives who take you inside their creative process and talk about their projects, problems, influences and inspirations.

Purchase Tickets: Eventbrite

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Monday
Sep 26
Delight Conference
through Portland Art Museum: Kridel Grand Ballroom

Delight brings together more than 400 business, design and technology professionals who are passionate about bringing exceptional experiences to life. The event fosters an intimate forum that introduces big ideas, encourages interactive discussions, and builds lasting connections. As we celebrate our fifth anniversary in 2016, we have some fun surprises and one-of-a-kind experiences in store—we can’t wait to share them with you!

Delight Conference looks at experience design from a diversity of perspectives—from analysts to information architects, UX designers to product managers, content strategists to marketers, Delight has something for anyone dedicated to building meaningful experiences.

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PDXWIT Yoga In The Park
Fields Park

Reflect, write, yoga.

Join PDXWIT member Allison Krug and celebrate the beginning of fall by taking time to reflect, write, let go of summer, and BREATHE.

We’ll start with a brief personal writing exercise, practice a 45 minute yoga class, and end with writing a few encouraging words down and passing them off to someone in the group. We’ll leave rejuvenated, supported, and optimistic :) Bring your own mats.

*Inclement weather: we will secure an indoor venue.

Please RSVP here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yoga-in-the-park-tickets-27269854870

PDX Women in Tech is a community-based non-profit organization with the purpose of strengthening the Portland women in tech community through educational programs, partnerships and events that provide information, connections, resources, opportunities, and 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 current women in tech and encourage others to pursue tech careers to help reduce gender imbalance in the industry and address the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

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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
Sep 27
Ruby on Rails PDX Monthly Meetup

Visit our website for more information and sign up to join us.

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Saturday
Oct 1
AlterConf

AlterConf is a traveling conference series that provides safe opportunities for marginalized people and those who support them in the tech and gaming industries. By highlighting the powerful voices and positive initiatives of local community members, we build hope and strengthen the community’s resolve to create safer, healthier spaces for everyone.

The conferences go beyond the limited definitions and basic discussions of diversity to create a deeper, more nuanced conversation. Each conference features a wide range of speakers delivering critical analyses of tech and gaming culture and presenting their vision for what our community can be.

We invite you to join us as we work toward a more inclusive future.

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Resolution Fest PDX
through Various

Resolution Fest is a week-long celebration of the people and communities reimagining the landscape of the tech industry. Over 8 days, we'll examine the intersections of technology, identity, culture, community service, education, social change, collaboration, creativity, and more.

To see the collection of events in our schedule, visit http://resfestpdx.com!

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Monday
Oct 3
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
Oct 4
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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Wednesday
Oct 5
CHIFOO Event: Resistance is Useless
Connective DX Community Room

CHIFOO presents "Resistance is Useless" with Jason Sack, eBay!

What if intelligence itself is artificial? We’ll spend some time looking at the reasons we behave the way we do, then break down some ways to let go of our over-developed, over-appreciated consciousness so we can become more empathetic and inspired designers.

About the Speaker

Jason Sack (@jasonsack) is currently UX & Design Leader - eBay. He studied at the University of Minnesota and California State University, and has taught interactive design at the Art Institutes International.

Come join CHIFOO for our ninth speaker event for 2016's theme "Bounded Irrationality: Supporting Users and Building Communities".

Thursday
Oct 6
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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Friday
Oct 7
Affect Conf
through Ziba Design - Auditorium

Affect is a new 2-day event about the work and design behind social good. It's part regular conference, with speaker talks, and part volunteering sessions, in which you'll get to head to local nonprofits and help out for half a day.


Program:

Kai Cheng Thom (Everyday Feminism):
Are You In or Out? Opening Social Justice Circles to Everyone

Deep Shah:
Healing Heathcare and Healing Yourself

Jessica Tate (ThinkShout)
Fighting Internet Censorship with Multi-cultural Design

Kahlief Adams (Spawn on Me):
Spawn4Good: A Lesson in Activist Gaming

Alfie Padilla (Pixel Arts):
Non-Binary Genders: A Queer and Practical Revolution

Amelia Abreu (Abreu Consulting):
Towards an Ethics of Care for Technology

Justin Kemerling:
Six Years of #NOKXL Design

Molly McLeod (Code for America):
Public Service Design: How You Can Make a Difference in Your Community

Liz Susong (Catalyst Wed Co):
When Wedding Media and Feminist Politics Meet

De Nichols (Civic Creatives):
Designing in Times of Social Conflict & Transition

Nadia Gathers (CODE2040):
Fatigue: on Burnout


Tickets available at: https://affectconf.com/register

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First Fridays Free Days: work and conversations
Collective Agency

Community Mission Statement: A cozy place to work alongside people doing what they’re passionate about and committed to, where 80% of people say hi. Come and work here!

Come work and have conversations at Collective Agency during our First Fridays Free Days, and join an optional potluck lunch.

Members, come as usual, and you can bring guests, it'll be the same for you as it is every day but with more people here.

There are 2 requirements for people here free: First, RSVP on Facebook, Meetup, or on our event page (before you come) with: your name, what time you expect to be here, what you’ll be working on (you can include a link to a website or social media), and what you’re looking for.

Then, while you’re here, aside from lunch, you’ll find ways to talk with at least 2 people here for at least 30 minutes total. And most of the time you'll be working on something.

Schedule: 9am: Open for free. 12pm: Optional potluck lunch. 5pm: End of Open House.

People here for free will have access to everything except: locker storage and member car parking, and can make short phone calls in conference rooms (up to 30 minutes; members get 3 hours per day). You can come in groups of up to 14 people but everybody has to qualify and do the actions described above. There are no age restrictions.

The community guidelines are the core of the terms of service: http://collectiveagency.co/community-guidelines

Membership info is: http://collectiveagency.co/membership

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Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a monthly party for the Portland startup scene.

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Monday
Oct 10
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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pdxrlang meetup: Hadley Wickham - Data science with R
Reed College, Eliot Hall

To do data science you need five sets of verbs: import, tidy, transform, visualise, and model. Importantly, you also need a way to connect these tools together so that your analysis flows from one step to another, without you beating your head against the wall. In this talk, I discuss the idea of the pipe as it is implemented in R with the magrittr package. You’ll learn why the pipe makes your code easier to read, and see how it provides a unifying interface throughout your complete workflow.

Come along to learn about why I think pipelines are awesome and see how pipelines + tidyr, dplyr, ggplot2, and purrr can make your data analyses fast, fluent and fun. I’m a passionate believer that code should be an artefact of clear communication, so even if you’ve never used R before, you’ll be able to follow this talk.

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Thursday
Oct 13
Mentor Connect
TBD

Make an appointment for a 30-minute private meeting during Mentor Connect ‘office hours’. Troubleshoot any problem areas in your start-up with a professional and leave with a plan.

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Pitch Club with Tom Kingsley
TBD

9th in the series Pitch Club presenter Tom Kingsley help you understand how to pitch your company's team. 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.

Sunday
Oct 16
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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Monday
Oct 17
NewTech PDX
FlexSpace

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 meetup is $10 online, or $20 at the door.

Agenda
5:00pm - Doors Open / Buffet / Drinks / Get to know your community
6:30pm - Event Begins!

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

  • Pres. #1: TBA

  • Pres. #2: TBA
  • Pres. #3: TBA
  • Pres. #4: TBA
  • Pres. #5: TBA

8:00pm - After-Party at the BridgePort Brew Pub (1313 NW Marshall Street)

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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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Thursday
Oct 20
DEEP DIVE: Team Formation
TBD

Let's deep dive into the way as an entrepreneur you move from solo to creating a solid start-up team. Presenter Lisa Rivet

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Monday
Oct 24
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
Oct 25
Ruby on Rails PDX Monthly Meetup

Visit our website for more information and sign up to join us.

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Monday
Oct 31
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
Nov 1
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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Wednesday
Nov 2
CHIFOO Event: Bounded Irrationality in Everyday Moments
Connective DX Community Room

CHIFOO presents "Bounded Irrationality in Everyday Moments" with Michelle Kittrell, Cambia Health Solutions!

If we look closely at interactions that frustrate us we can clearly see bounded irrationality at play, disrupting our ‘expected’ path of outcomes. This talk will cover how the dynamic of neuroscience, culture, and personal preferences create “unique” rational experiences.

About the Speaker

Michelle Kittrell is a research analyst at Cambia Health Solutions.

Come join CHIFOO for our tenth and final speaker event for 2016's theme "Bounded Irrationality: Supporting Users and Building Communities".

Friday
Nov 4
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a monthly party for the Portland startup scene.

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Friday
Nov 11
SeaGL
through Seattle Central College

SeaGL is a grassroots technical conference dedicated to spreading awareness and knowledge about the GNU/Linux community and free/libre/open-source software/hardware. Our goal for SeaGL is to produce an event which is as enjoyable and informative for those who spend their days maintaining hundreds of servers as it is for a student who has only just started exploring technology options. SeaGL's first year was 2013. The SeaGL web site is built with Jekyll and we use OSEM for event management.

The cost of attendance is free.

Attendee Registration will not require the use of non-free software.

You may attend SeaGL without identifying yourself, and you are encouraged to do so to protect your privacy.

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Tuesday
Nov 15
Ruby on Rails PDX Monthly Meetup

Visit our website for more information and sign up to join us.

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Wednesday
Nov 16
Health Ignite 2016 (An event hosted by Ignite TAO)
Empirical Theater at OMSI

1 mic, 5 minutes, 20 slides, 300 peers in the audience... no pressure, right?

Health Ignite* is a high-energy evening of 5-minute talks by local people who have an burning idea and the guts to get onstage and share their personal and professional passions. Quick, fun, thought-provoking, social, local, and global - Ignite is all of these and more.

Health Ignite will include topics like wellness, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, healthcare reform, etc. What products, services and research is out there that can really take healthcare to the next level? What new ideas could make the world of healthcare better - for patients, for doctors, or for everyone? Attend Health Ignite and you will find out. Speakers are from the local Portland community with representatives across many verticals, so you don't want to miss this event!

SPEAKER/PROPOSAL INFORMATION Health Ignite draws a diverse crowd of practitioners, researchers, administrators, entrepreneurs, consultants, and healthcare business professionals. The promise of new ideas and exciting solutions to difficult healthcare problems brings everyone together.

Health Ignite proposals should include a brief written synopsis of your presentation and a brief bio about yourself. Show and tell something cool you've invented or found - no sales pitches please! Challenge us, inspire us, and show us how your idea can transform patient care or healthcare.

APPLY Proposals should be submitted online by September 9, 2016. Once submitted, your proposal will be reviewed by the Ignite TAO: Health team. Please include your contact information in case the team has questions about your proposal. Everyone who submitts a proposal will be notified on the status of their application by September 30th.

Additional details and applications are located here: https://www.techoregon.org/events/health-ignite-2016

SPONSORSHIPS View sponsorship opportunities here: https://www.techoregon.org/events/health-ignite-2016

*Health Ignite is an event hosted by Ignite TAO.

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Sunday
Nov 20
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.

Website
Monday
Nov 21
NewTech PDX
FlexSpace

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 meetup is $10 online, or $20 at the door.

Agenda
5:00pm - Doors Open / Buffet / Drinks / Get to know your community
6:30pm - Event Begins!

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

  • Pres. #1: TBA

  • Pres. #2: TBA
  • Pres. #3: TBA
  • Pres. #4: TBA
  • Pres. #5: TBA

8:00pm - After-Party at the BridgePort Brew Pub (1313 NW Marshall Street)

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Friday
Dec 2
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a monthly party for the Portland startup scene.

Website
Tuesday
Dec 6
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.

Website
Thursday
Dec 15
Mentor Connect
TBD

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
TBD

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.

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.

Website
Monday
Dec 19
NewTech PDX
FlexSpace

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 meetup is $10 online, or $20 at the door.

Agenda
5:00pm - Doors Open / Buffet / Drinks / Get to know your community
6:30pm - Event Begins!

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

  • Pres. #1: TBA

  • Pres. #2: TBA
  • Pres. #3: TBA
  • Pres. #4: TBA
  • Pres. #5: TBA

8:00pm - After-Party at the BridgePort Brew Pub (1313 NW Marshall Street)

Website
Friday
Jan 6, 2017
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a monthly party for the Portland startup scene.

Website
Friday
Feb 3, 2017
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a monthly party for the Portland startup scene.

Website
Friday
Mar 3, 2017
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a monthly party for the Portland startup scene.

Website
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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Friday
Apr 7, 2017
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a monthly party for the Portland startup scene.

Website
Friday
May 5, 2017
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a monthly party for the Portland startup scene.

Website
Friday
Jun 2, 2017
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a monthly party for the Portland startup scene.

Website
Friday
Jul 7, 2017
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a monthly party for the Portland startup scene.

Website
Friday
Aug 4, 2017
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a monthly party for the Portland startup scene.

Website
Friday
Sep 1, 2017
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a monthly party for the Portland startup scene.

Website
Friday
Oct 6, 2017
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a monthly party for the Portland startup scene.

Website
Friday
Nov 3, 2017
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a monthly party for the Portland startup scene.

Website
Friday
Dec 1, 2017
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a monthly party for the Portland startup scene.

Website