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Friday
Mar 27
PDX OpenStack Hackathon
Portland State University Fourth Avenue Building (FAB) Room FAB 86-01

PDX OpenStack Hackathon

Bring ideas for items you want to hack on and each morning we will break out into groups to hack on them.

This is a two day unconference like sprint for openstack developers. We will focus on upstream development. At the beginning of each day we will propose topics in an unconference style and will pick things to hack on for the rest of the day.

When: March 26th and 27th, 9am - 5pm

Location: Portland; 1900 SW 4th Ave Room 8601. This is on the Portland State University campus. Lunch/food: There are a number of food carts across from the building that have delicious lunch in all dietary formats. Social events: We have not planned anything formal, but count on having a drinkup at a bar on wednesday and friday nights.

Contact nibz@spencerkrum.com for details. Code of Conduct: http://www.openstack.org/legal/community-code-of-conduct/

Workfrom Coder-CoWorking
Breken Kitchen

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I Want to be an LLC
PSU Business Accelerator

Walk into the workshop with an idea for a new business and walk out registered as a corporation.

Topics that will be covered:

  • Is my preferred Company Name available?
  • Should I choose Sole Proprietor, LLC or S Corp?
  • I want to register everything online.
  • What kind of record-keeping should I set up?
  • How will I know when I need more help?

Attending the event will cost $100. Also, be prepared to spend $100 for government filing fees. That's it!

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Open House - The Tech Academy
Board of Trade Building

We are hosting an open house in celebration of our recent growth! There will be drinks, food, and graduates will talk about their experience with our Software Developer Boot Camp. Please come on down to network with other tech-inclined individuals!

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Saturday
Mar 28
Press Publish
Embassy Suites Portland - Downtown

Press Publish is a conference for bloggers who use WordPress (or want to switch), with a whole day of inspirational presentations by successful bloggers and useful tutorials by the people who make WordPress.com and Jetpack — all designed to help you level up your skills and get fired up about your blog.

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EAST Knowledge - "Coffee Break" #2
Cafe Delirium

EAST Knowledge is going to try a repeat of our first "Coffee Break". The first had a lot of great discussions. We invite you to join us for coffee at Cafe Delirium. We have the room in the back reserved. We're going to hang out for a couple of hours, so feel free to come by, talk shop, show off what you're working on, ask questions and pick each other's brains. We look forward to seeing you there! All are welcome!

  • What: Coffee Break
  • Where: Cafe Delirium
  • When: 10:00am-Noon, Saturday, March 28th, 2015
  • Why: Sharing what we know and what we're up to
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Storytelling with Data Demo Night
George S. Turnbull Center, University of Oregon's School of Journalism and Communication

Hack Oregon and UO-SOJC's Agora Center Journalism Center Storytelling with Data Event 


Celebrate the end of our workshop with a live preview of our data-driven stories!


What is it?

We've assembled the best and brightest teams of designers, journalists, and technologists to tell data-driven stories on inspired by some of the biggest issues facing Portland and Oregon.  

We'll be working 3 days straight to create articles that we hope and plan to publish with different local media partners, and we want to share our work with you! 

Come support our teams and enjoy a compelling evening of data-discovery. 

Project themes and media partners:

Cascadia Earthquake Preparedness- OPB

Campaign Finance- Willamette Week

Innovation Economy-Portland Business Journal

Education- The Oregonian

Sustainable Development- Surprise! 

Story of the Story- Wieden Kennedy

 

 

RSVP early, limited space available. 

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Sunday
Mar 29
KiCad PCB Workshop
Control-H

flyer

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

Now's the chance to learn KiCad!

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

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

Details:

  • When: Sunday, March 29th, 1-5pm
  • Cost: Free/Donation $
  • Where: Control-H, 7600 N Interstate, Portland, OR
  • Bring: A laptop with KiCad installed + power cable (and maybe a mouse)
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    Arduino Soft Circuits Workshop
    Crowd Compass

    Join us for this hands-on workshop sponsored by Crowd Compass, which combines art and open hardware to create “soft circuits”. We’ll use microcontrollers, LEDs, sensors, conductive thread and art supplies to create a project that will teach you the basics of circuits and programming. And you can take it home too!


    When: Sunday, March 28, 2015 from 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Cost for this event is $79 which covers the cost of all the hardware.

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    Monday
    Mar 30
    Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
    PDX Code Guild

    Join us for an evening of programming!

    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 Python, Django, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, HTML and More. Our event is for all levels from beginner to advanced. Come to learn and/or to mentor.

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

    Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

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    Tuesday
    Mar 31
    Startup 411 – “How to Start” Workshop
    Miller Nash

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

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    Portland Lean Coffee - Downtown
    Green Dragon Bistro & Brew Pub

    Time for another Portland Lean Coffee Downtown! We got off to a great start in February and we're going to eek one in for March.

    *Note: A change in location from last month - http://pdxgreendragon.com/

    Lean Coffee discussions are where we discuss a wide variety of questions that you bring for feedback, inquiry and laughs with fellow Agile practitioners. You pick your poison (in more ways than one). Sharpies and sticky notes are our agenda-setting tools of choice!

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    OWASP Chapter Meeting
    New Relic

    People in Information Security say passwords are dead. Yet the replacement solutions are not available or main stream. An independent developer, Steve Gibson, decided to do something about it and created SQRL. From his website "Proposing a comprehensive, easy-to-use, high security replacement for usernames, passwords, reminders, one-time-code authenticators . . . and everything else." Let's talk about what SQRL is, how it works, how it could work in your solution and does it have competitors.? I am as interested in your feedback as I hope you are interested in resolving the password problem!

    Brian Ventura is an Information Security Architect at the City of Portland and 21 years experience in IT. Brian has enterprise, consulting and project management experience, supplying secure solutions to internal and external customers. Brian is mentoring a SANS MGT414 course in Portland between April 14th and Jun 16th. You can find more information at https://www.sans.org/instructors/brian-ventura

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    PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Film Screening of Big Dreams
    Bazi Bierbrasserie

    Join us for happy hour at Bazi! Due to a last minute cancellation, we are doing something different this month. We will be having our networking event at Bazi and featuring the film Big Dreams. For more information regarding the film, visit http://www.bigdreammovement.com. The film will begin right at 6 pm. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. You can arrive early to order food or purchase during the film.

    PDX Women in Tech exists to celebrate professional women in the Portland-metro area who work with, manage, lead or have an interest in technology. Whether you are developing event-driven, non-blocking applications in node.js or setting technology strategy for a Fortune 500 company-or anything in between-come join us!

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    eBay Tech Tuesday: "Considering the Human Factor"
    eBay Community Lounge

    If you build it, they will come.

    Maybe.

    How many times have you seen a product or app and thought to yourself, “Who would ever use that,” or dealt with the frustration of trying to operate something that feels like you need a degree in rocket science to figure out.

    Or maybe you don’t interact with the product much, but the noise it emits, or vibrations its function causes, drives you batty.

    Now, imagine that your company designed that product, built that website, deployed that app… and countless users are muttering your name under their breath. Hundreds and thousands of hours and dollars have been wasted and you have to go back to the drawing board.

    Did you do the research to ensure your product or technology would appeal to human wants, needs and desires? Factoring in the human element seems like common sense, but that piece of the equation is often left out.

    If you’re involved in building a product or developing a technology that is or will be used by humans, you’ll want to join us for the March 31st Tech Tuesday. We’ll have Marcelino Alvarez, CEO of Uncorked Studios, a local product design agency doing awesome things, talking with us about the importance of incorporating human factors and intuitive use into the design of products and digital environments.

    We’ll also have Renny Gleeson, Global Director, Interactive Strategy, and Oonie Chase, Director of Experience Design, from Wieden+Kennedy talking about brand building and failing harder at the intersection of strategy and human-centered design.

    The evening's discussions should provide some interesting and engaging conversation. We look forward to seeing you there!

    • Doors open at 5:45pm, Speakers start promptly at 6:30pm

    • The main lobby doors lock at 7pm. Someone will be available to let you in, but please plan accordingly.

    • Pizza and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided.

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    Regional Internet Backbones
    Max's Fanno Creek Brew Pub

    Have you ever wondered where the internet backbones run through our region? Who owns it? What are peering and transit agreements? Ever wondered how much it would cost to run a fiber optic line across the Pacific to Asia? Are you curious about what makes data centers so special?

    Eric Hulbert of Opus Interactive will discuss the internet backbones running through the region, and give a bit of history on how they came to be. Eric will also discuss options for hosting virtual servers on equipment that doesn’t belong to your or your client.

    Agenda:

    6:00--6:20 Networking

    6:20--7:00 No-host dinner

    7:00--7:30 Introductions and announcements

    7:30--8:30 Main Presentation (followed by Q&A)

    About Eric Hulbert:

    Eric Hulbert is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Opus Interactive, a Portland-based hosting company that was founded in 1994 and provides services from Tier III+ data centers in Portland, Hillsboro, San Jose and Dallas.

    With 16 years of IT experience, Eric provides leadership and vision for Opus Interactive’s strategic development and business growth goals. Eric also plays a key role in the company’s operations and is known for his hands on approach, hard work and determination.

    www.opusinteractive.com

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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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    Programming Open Source Web Spatio-Temporal Mapping Visualizations
    Anna Bananas

    Programming OS Web Spatio-temporal Mapping Visiualizations: Tues, March 31, 7:00pm, Anna Bananas St Johns, 8716 N. Lombard, Portland, Oregon (back room). This month we will continue to work with OpenStreetMap data, editing in JOSM and downloading data to qgis and making a desktop map. We will then begin the process adding the data to a web visualization.

    Wednesday
    Apr 1
    Code Oregon Meetup
    The Gameroom

    Gameroom PDX is hosting a meet-up every other Wednesday

    Learn to make websites and apps on Treehouse for free by signing up with Code Oregon!

    For more information and to register to attend, visit: http://www.gameroompdx.com/code-oregon.html

    If you are not yet a Code Oregon participant, visit http://www.codeoregon.org/ to sign up for free and it takes about 30 seconds.

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    Elixir Games PDX
    CrowdCompass

    "And the winner for Best Actor is..." -Pid Spawnington

    Well, we managed to kick things off with solid attendance, some competition that came down to the wire, and valuable lessons learned all around. Let's see if we can build some momentum as we take a dip into how Elixir handles concurrency and how we might solve problems with those tools and patterns.

    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.

    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 drink will be provided. There will also be small desk fodder prizes for the winning teams.

    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

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

    Special thanks to Daniel Hedlund and CrowdCompass, ‘The leading mobile app provider for conferences and meetings’, for hosting us.

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    Ruby Book Club
    Renewable Funding

    Reading through technical books in a group is a great way to learn. You can stay motivated by reading together; better apply what you are reading by actively communicating it, as well as hearing others perspectives that will help you better understand the book. Even if you're a more experienced developer it's a great way to keep your skill sharp and share your wisdom and experience. If none of that is convincing just come and have fun with fellow ruby developers!

    We are reading Practical Object-Oriented Design in Ruby by Sandi Metz. This week we will discuss chapters 7-8. Please come having read the chapters and ready to discuss it.

    Make sure to grab food before.

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    PDXTech4Good April Meetup: 15NTC Round-up
    Idealist.org

    Unable to attend the Nonprofit Technology Conference? That's OK! This month, hear short mini-presentations from locals who spoke at the 2015 NTC.

    Talks

    • How Progressive Nerds are Changing the Future of Political Data and Integration with Lev Tsypin

    • Content Strategy 101 with Brett Meyer

    • Demographic Data Collection Implications and Opportunities with Yee Won Chong

    • Why I Don't Use Volunteers with Liza Dyer

    More to come!

    Speakers

    Lev Tsypin (@levelos) is the CTO and co-owner of ThinkShout. Lev leads a diverse team of forward-thinking engineers, helping ThinkShout's clients achieve their goals through innovation and technical excellence.

    Brett Meyer (@brett_meyer) is the Director of Strategy at ThinkShout. He helps nonprofits craft compelling messages and measure the success of their digital campaigns.

    Yee Won Chong (@yeewon) has over 18 years of experience working on racial, gender and economic justice. As a trainer and strategist, he helps nonprofit organizations to improve their diversity and ability to fulfill their mission by embodying an inclusive culture that empowers everyone to thrive. As a public speaker, he presented on "Beyond the Gender Binary" at TEDx Rainier in Seattle.

    Liza Dyer (@lizaface)

    More to come!

    Agenda

    Networking and refreshments 6pm-6:15pm/6:30pm Presentations 6:15pm/6:30pm-8pm

    What you'll get out of PDXTech4Good events:

    Nonprofit staffers will find a friendly, welcoming atmosphere for those not experienced with technology, and many chances to ask questions of tech-experienced nonprofits and experts.

    Techies will find opportunities to hear the real-world stories of nonprofit clients, and put their own expertise to social good — as well as the potential for lasting relationships (be they paid or volunteer) with leading organizations in our community.

    Activists and community organizers will see and be given the chance to present on successful uses of technology for social change. We'll explore how technology can help support activism and where activism can push it forward.

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    CHIFOO Meeting: If It Isn’t Fun, No One Will Care
    The Art Institute of Portland - Open Space

    "If It Isn’t Fun, No One Will Care" with Grant Roberts, E-Line Media

    Grant will share a variety of game and human-computer interaction design insights from his long career in the video game industry — which has featured Marvel Comics games for kids, free-to-play games for phones, big-budget sequels for the hardcore, and casino games for the bargain bin.

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    Thursday
    Apr 2
    Business Expo West 2015
    Tektronix Bldg 38

    With 500 attendees and 130 exhibitors in 2014, Portland's premier business event on the west side, Business Expo West attracts businesses of all sizes and industries, local non-profits, and public/government agencies. Opportunities for making connections and growing your business are plentiful! Don't miss this chance to get connected and grow your firm.

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    Clojure PDX: How to Host a Mini Workshop, Yesql, Rook, Exceptional Feedback and More
    Puppet Labs

    This month we have duelling Howards! Two Howards enter, one Howard leaves.

    First Howard Abrams will give us a short talk on

    1) How to Host a Mini Workshop

    and then

    2) A Mini workshop on Yesql

    Then Howard M. Lewis Ship will present 3) Exceptional Feedback in Clojure

    You're in the flow: writing code, experimenting in the REPL, running tests ... and then it happens: an exception. Clojure approaches a kind of ideal coding environment, right up until something goes wrong. Clojure stack traces are notoriously challenging: hard to read, lots of noise, and limited in context. Fortunately, we have the tools to fix this! We'll describe Pretty: a library that presents exceptions ordered and formatted for readability, and Tracker: a library to provide context to exceptions that goes beyond the stack trace.

    4) Sane, smart, fast, Clojure web services with Rook Rook (the name is a play on Bishop) is a library that fits into Ring as a straight-forward, easy way to build web services. In essence, Rook is a mapping between web resources and specific Clojure namespaces.Rook leverages conventions, metadata, and a few strong opinions to make it fast and easy to build well structured web services, following the REST pattern ... and goes beyond just request dispatching, providing some much needed infrastructure that helps you build code that is concise, efficient, testable, and maintainable..

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    MaptimePDX
    Esri Portland R&D Center

    Welcome to MaptimePDX, a monthly hack and learn meetup for map nerds, geo-geeks, and the spatially inclined. Beginners are very welcome!

    Our goal is to be inclusive no matter your tech level, so bring your questions, geoprojects, and mapping curiosities. We also highly encourage bringing a laptop so you can get hands-on!

    Register Here


    I think we're going to do a Q&A session. We want to try and keep this one a little shorter so people can go to the Deviant Cartography exhibit (just a few blocks away): http://www.meetup.com/PDX-Creative-Coders/events/221334903/


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    Deviant Cartography
    Diode Gallery for Electronic Art

    Deviant Cartography presents provocative maps of burglaries, prostitution, murder, and natural disasters in forms that are simultaneously familiar and foreign. What if crime were elevation, or the geography of your city was determined by the density of sex offenders? Doug McCune’s work creates a juxtaposition between macabre subject matter and beautiful visual representation. The maps are equally pleasant and repulsive — stunning and disquieting.

    This is the first solo show for Doug McCune. Doug is a San Francisco artist who embraces data exploration and map making in an attempt to come to terms with the chaos of urban environments. He experiments heavily with 3D printing and laser cutting to bring digital forms into physical space. He’s a programmer by trade, an amateur cartographer, and a big believer in using data to understand the world.

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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
    Apr 3
    Workfrom Coder-CoWorking
    Breken Kitchen

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    AgilePDX Dntn Pub Lunch: Agile Distributed Teams
    McMenamins Ringlers Pub

    Distributed teams . . . virtual teams . . . remote workers . . . are a part of the daily life of most teams aspiring to agility. This is ironic given that "The most efficient and effective method of conveying information to and within a development team is face-to-face conversation."

    Many teams are finding ways to work around lack of co-location. These include things such as portable webcams carried around documentary style, telepresence tools which are becoming more affordable, team agreements to support the needs of co-located and telecommuting workers, and frequent trips to meet face-to-face at critical times, such as at sprint transitions. What have you tried in your organization? What works--or doesn't?

    In April, the Downtown Pub Lunchers will be chewing over the distributed teams aspiring to agility problem. Thank goodness there will be beer! See you all there. You know the drill:

    We'll be in the back. Bring your war stories, your conundrums, your friends, and people you want to be friends with. But--wait--here's a new twist:

    Our attendance is getting to be large enough that RSVP's are becoming important. If it looks like we'll have a crowd again this month (and the word is we will) we're going to try a slightly different format to get all the goodness we can out of the hour. So, RSVP to jean@azuregate.net saying how many you expect to bring with you. We'll move the furniture and get going right at 12p.

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    Saturday
    Apr 4
    Calagator & Open Source Bridge Code Sprint
    TBD - Portland

    Come hack on Calagator, the open source calendar aggregator, and Open Source Bridge, Stumptown Syndicate's open source conference.

    We'll be digging in to open issues, working on some refactoring tasks, and getting new folks acquainted with the code bases.

    Catch up on the current status by checking out our open issues (https://github.com/calagator/calagator/issues) to find something you'd like to work on!

    Calagator is a Ruby/Rails web app.

    Tuesday
    Apr 7
    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

    Mike Perham: Using Background Jobs with Sidekiq and Rails

    You know how to make a controller and view in Ruby on Rails. But what's a background job? How do I use them to make my website as fast as possible? This talk will introduce the notion of background jobs, why you might want to use them and show how to integrate Sidekiq with your Rails app to make background jobs easy!

    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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    Monthly Maker Meetup
    CymaSpace

    Make it here! Have some projects you'd like to work on, but could benefit from a creative atmosphere? OSH Park and CymaSpace team up to offer just the space!

    We will supply wifi, and a place to share ideas and collaborate with a community of fellow creators and makers. We'll share tips and tricks, and support your creative endeavors! The goal for the meetup is to support the local creative scene while providing an opportunity for people to build a network with people of varied skills. Makers, crafters, and creators of all ages, skill levels, and backgrounds are encouraged to bring your projects, supplies, and ideas.

    From sewing to electronics to art projects, this will be an incubator for interesting collaborations. For example, if someone comes in to work on an embroidery project, another could show them how to incorporate conductive thread and LEDs to make that project light up. Tips and tricks that can be shared varied depending on who comes to the event. Things shared at previous events include working with Arduino, programming, sculpting, knitting, hand sewing, misc hobbyist electronics tips from component suppliers to soldering tricks.

    Please note that while this is a free event, CymaSpace is a non-profit that relies on donations to cover their expenses.

    RCSQE Presents: 'Multiply with Beaker' by Alice Nodelman (Puppet Labs)
    CrowdCompass in Block 300 Building: 308 SW 2nd Ave, Suite #200

    Rose City Software Quality Engineers (RCSQE)

    Empowering software professionals to build better software for tomorrow by championing quality today

    Tonight's discussion: 'Multiply with Beaker' by Alice Nodelman (Puppet Labs)

    Beaker is an acceptance level testing tool developed by Puppet Labs that supports both multi-platform and multi-virtualization techniques.  Beaker tests combine basic Ruby with a custom DSL and are designed to be executed no matter the operating system or cloud provider selected at runtime.  SUTs of a variety of platforms (linux, mac, windows, etc) are provisioned on a variety of virtualization systems and are then validated and configured.  The result is a SUT abstraction that allows automators to write understandable and powerful scripts.

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    Portland Bitcoin Group
    CTRL-H

    This group is for people who are interested in Bitcoin, the open source, peer-to-peer payment network and currency.

    Come along to: * Learn why Bitcoin is different from other currencies and precious metals * Learn how to use Bitcoin to increase your online privacy and security * Discuss politics and economics as they relate to Bitcoin and the $. Barter, trade, and network for a more resilient local economy. * Buy and sell products and services for Bitcoin. If you have a business, how you can be one of the first to start transacting with Bitcoin.

    These are exciting times for Bitcoin. Come be a part of the new way to think about money!

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    Science on Tap - Freshwater Ecosystems
    Clinton Street Theater

    In Hot Water: What is the Future of our Freshwater Ecosystems?

    DATE: Tuesday, April 7, 2015

    TIME: Doors at 6 p.m. event at 7 p.m.

    LOCATION: Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton Street, Portland, Ore.

    COST: $8 online advance tickets, $10* suggested cover at the door

    FOOD & DRINK: Beer, wine, popcorn, and snacks available. You’re welcome to bring food into the theater with you.

    DESCRIPTION:

    Freshwaters are some of the most imperiled ecosystems on the planet. Human activities, such as those linked to climate change, invasive species, and pollution, have greatly accelerated the degradation of these critical ecosystems.

    Angela Strecker, PhD, assistant professor of Environmental Science and Management at Portland State University, will share some recent research and prospects for the future of healthy freshwaters in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.


    Science on Tap is a science lecture series where you can sit back, enjoy a pint, and laugh while you learn. Listen to experts talk about the science in your neighborhood and around the world. You don’t have to be a science geek to have fun—all you need is a thirst for knowledge!

    *A note on the suggested cover at the door: Science on Tap is mostly supported by money collected at the door. It is committed to offering educational opportunities to adults who want to learn, so if $10 is a hardship for you, please come anyway and donate what you can.

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    Wednesday
    Apr 8
    Ignite Portland 13
    Hollywood Theater (Portland)

    5 minute lightening talks on a diverse range of topics (Maps! Tea! Jenga! Curling! Linguistics!)

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    APICS Portland Chapter OPEN HOUSE April 8th
    Doubletree by Hilton , Portland Oregon

    APICS Portland Chapter will be holding an open house on April 8th from 5:30pm to 8pm in the Doubletree by Hilton here in Portland Oregon. We invite you and those who might benefit from the suite of educational offering by APICS Portland Chapter to attend this open house event.

    If your group is growing and needs training to grow then attend this event and discover what hundreds of local area supply chain operations professional already know. Please RSVP and sign upfor this open house event by clicking on the following link. http://apics-pdx.org/meetinginfo.php?id=76&ts=1424304987

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    Portland Virtual Reality Meetup - April 2015
    eBay Community Lounge

    This is our monthly VR meetup time. Come try out some demos and talk about some news.

    I'll be returning from the IEEE VR and 3DUI conferences in France, and can talk about highlights from these two academic VR conferences.

    We've had a team of VR meetup members working on the Oculus mobile game jam, and we can report back our initial progress for developing for the Gear VR.

    E-mail me at [masked] if you'd like to speak or present on anything.

    Demo Logistics


    If you have an Oculus Rift or have any other interesting VR hardware or software to share, please consider bringing it along for the demo and show and tell portion of the event. 

    Add a comment below if you plan on bringing either an entire VR rig to show a demo of your own (or a demo you really love). Also leave a comment if you have a gaming laptop that you're willing to bring for someone with a Rift without a portable & fast enough computer. 

    Location Logistics 
    Doors open at 6:30PM, speakers start at 7:00. 

    Doors automatically lock at 7pm, so please plan accordingly. There will not be any food, and so please plan accordingly.

    If you arrive after 7pm you can call[masked] for access.

    eBay is located at 1400 SW 5th Avenue (southeast corner of 5th and Columbia). General access and ADA access are through the main doors on 5th Avenue. 

    The Community Lounge is located on the 3rd floor. As you exit the elevators walk straight ahead through the double doors, then go through the open doorway on your right. 

    Parking: There is a pay-to-park lot directly behind the building, with a single door leading into the backside of the lobby. (This door locks at 7pm). There is also an ample amount of street parking, as well as several other pay-to-park surface lots and parking structures within easy walking distance. 

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    Thursday
    Apr 9
    Esri GeoDev Meetup & HackerLab
    Portland City Grill

    Come join us for an Esri GeoDev Meetup at Portland City Grill. In addition to our regularly scheduled technosocial for geospatial developers, we have also included HackerLab, a four-hour, hand-on guided tutorial for developers using ArcGIS Online and building Web apps.

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    Portland Lean Coffee - Inner Eastside
    Barley Mill Pub

    For those of you with a downtown phobia, this is our first Lean Coffee on the inner eastside!

    Lean Coffee discussions are where we discuss a wide variety of questions that you bring for feedback, inquiry and laughs with fellow Agile practitioners.

    Sharpies and sticky notes are our agenda-setting tools of choice.

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    Portland TypeScript Meetup
    CSG Pro

    Inaugural meeting for an introduction to TypeScript.

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    PDX Big Data Discussion Group
    Eastmoreland BigTable

    "No talks. You may opt to take up to 60 seconds to complain about Big Data. One paper per month, no obligation to read it."

    We'll start by letting anyone who wants to take up to a minute to tell us what they've been doing with data lately.

    This month's paper is Geotagging One Hundred Million Twitter Accounts with Total Variation Minimization by Compton etal. Read it or don't - the goal is just to have something to start conversations. "Did you read the paper?" will do nicely.

    Mention @PDXBigData on Twitter with the link to the full paper to suggest papers for future sessions.

    There will be food.

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    Code Fellows Info Sesh for Prospective Students, Teachers, Mentors, Guest Speakers!
    Code Fellows

    Come join us for a beer (or a Coca Cola) and learn all about Portland's newest code school.

    This is an info session for prospective students and also for those interested in teaching, mentoring, speaking or leading workshops.

    Come see our space, meet our staff and alumni, and ask any questions you may have!

    Code Fellows teaches beginning and advanced coding (1-2 years of experience) and has a job offer guarantee for graduates of its Development Accelerator courses: get an offer within 9 months of graduating, or your tuition money back.

    RSVP here: http://www.codefellows.org/events#pdx-apr-info-session

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    Friday
    Apr 10
    Workfrom Coder-CoWorking
    Breken Kitchen

    Please Review Meetup.com

    Website
    ACT-W Conference: Advancing the Careers of Tech Women
    through Art Institute of Portland

    Now in its third year, the annual Portland conference known for creating community, building skills, and supporting empowered women in technology is back. And not only does it have a fancy new name and branding, but it has expanded to a full weekend!

    This year, in partnership with the Art Institute of Portland, four Portland WIT organizations passionate about increasing the numbers of women in tech are organizing a weekend of career-building interactive booths, breakout sessions, networking, technical workshops, a career fair, and inspiration. Women of all levels of interest and involvement in tech are invited to attend. Whether you have a lot to learn or a bit to teach, we hope you join us! Stay tuned for more details; as we solidify our sessions, sponsors and partners, we will add them to this page and email you. Keep in contact with the hashtag #actwpdx!

    **Note: you do not have to "feel" technical to attend this conference. Any woman involved in the tech industry is welcome; there will be no tests to decide if you're technical (or "woman") "enough".

    Sessions: Are you interested in doing a lightning talk? Running a hands-on session? Leading a discussion? Being a speaker? We want you to help empower women in Portland! http://act-w.org/rfp

    Sponsorship: If you are interested in sponsoring this event and/or being a part of the career fair, please contact janice.levenhagen@chicktech.org for the sponsorship deck.

    This conference is a collaboration between ChickTech, Girl Develop It, Lesbians who Tech, and Women Who Code, with the help and support of The Art Institute of Portland.

    Tentative Agenda: Friday, April 10 7pm-11:30pm Kickoff party at Smarsh

    Saturday, April 11 8:30-10:00 Limited space breakfast with special guest speaker 10:00-10:30 Registration and coffee/pastries 10:30-11:00 Keynote speaker 11:00-11:30 Lightning talks 11:30-12:00 Speed networking 12:00-1:00 Lunch with small group activity (goal setting) 1:00-5:30 Career fair + organization booths + activity booths open (including mock interviews and resume reviews) 1:00-5:30 Breakout sessions run, including activities on negotiation and imposter syndrome 6:00-7:30 Birds of a Feather dinners at local restaurants 7:30-11:30 After-party at local technology company

    Sunday, April 12 9am Hackathon, organized by Girl Develop It, kicks off 9:00-12:00 Morning technical workshops (organized by Women Who Code) 12:00-1:00 Lunch 1:00-5:00 Afternoon technical workshops (organized by Women Who Code) 5:00-5:30 Wrap-up, Thank you for attending from all groups

    Platinum Sponsors -CDK Global

    Career Fair Participants -Cinder Solutions -Puppet Labs

    Hosts -The Art Institute of Portland -Smarsh

    Marketing Sponsors -Smarsh -Slalom Consulting

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    Saturday
    Apr 11
    Cascadia Cypherpunk Convergence
    Portland State University

    A cypherpunk is someone who uses cryptography and similar methods to achieve societal and political change.


    Over the last two decades we have seen the Internet transformed from a tool of emancipation to the most insidious threat to human liberty the world has ever seen. But amidst the seemingly intractable rise of a transnational surveillance society, there is a small spark of hope endowed on us through the power of mathematics. It is possible to formulate a math problem (an algorithm) so difficult that even the mightiest superpower cannot decipher it. It is this fundamental property of our physical universe that provides some measure of hope in what otherwise seems to be very dark times.

    Through this conference we hope to increase how networked our movement is and raise public awareness about issues of privacy, technology and social change in the digital age.

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    Monday
    Apr 13
    Intel Agile and Lean Development Conference 2015
    through Intel - Jones Farm building 3 (JF3)

    Intel Corporation’s preeminent development conference is back for its 7th year. This year’s conference focuses on building Culture, Community, and Craft to enable you and your teams to deliver faster with higher quality and customer value.

    Discover the latest in Agile methods, Lean practices, requirements engineering, complex adaptive systems and more. Each week offers opportunities in which you can participate, including:

    Keynotes with leaders and innovators from industry Tutorials and workshops, from basic through advanced Experience reports from leading development teams across Intel Networking events

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    FailPDX
    Puppet Labs

    Please join us for Portland's monthly Fail Talks meetup. FailPDX meets the second Monday of every month.

    FailPDX was created out of direct response to a lot of the meetups and conferences that seemed to be focused on all of the good things about being part of startup and taking chances. The truth is, success is a unicorn. FailPDX was created to remind people that failure is inevitable. This group is a place where everyone can come together to listen and share their failure stories.

    If you are interested in speaking at or sponsoring one of our events, please email talk@failpdx.com.

    Schedule:

    6:00 PM: Beer and Networking
    6:30 PM: First Speaker and Discussion (Mat Ellis, Founder & CEO of Cloudability)
    6:45 PM: Second Speaker and Discussion (TBD)
    7:15 PM: Clear out and head over to Rock Bottom Brewery for Crappy Hour!

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    Tuesday
    Apr 14
    CENTRL Office hosts Portland Lunch 2.0
    Centrl Office

    The whole reason we started Portland Lunch 2.0 was to give people the opportunity to visit awesome workplaces in the Portland area. This month is no different. 

    Join CENTRL Office and Immix Law Group for some great company in an awesome location. We'll have Boke Bowl providing tasty food. Not only will you get a chance to meet your peers from the Portland startup scene, you'll also get the opportunity to see the newest coworking space in Portland. 

    We're looking forward to seeing you there. 


     

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    Wednesday
    Apr 15
    AgilePDX at Intel Agile and Lean Conference
    Intel - Jones Farm building 3 (JF3)

    This month we'll be congregating for a free evening event at the Intel Agile and Lean Conference instead of our usual location at Puppet Labs. More specifics to come closer to the date.

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    RefreshPDX: The Power of Pattern Libraries
    Idealist.org

    Every web project faces a similar set of challenges: how do you keep visual assets and the code that serves them maintainable? CSS, in particular, is notoriously difficult to manage over time. Almost as soon as a project begins, we lose track of everything we’ve made available. Even worse, we become fearful of making changes, because it’s hard to know what the consequences will be.

    Instead, we tend to add. We add more code, and we add more components. Before long, our CSS is very difficult to update, and our sites become inconsistent, with a diverse mix of typography and components.

    Pattern Libraries can help us with these problems. We’ll talk about exactly what a Pattern Library is, how it is (or isn’t) like a Styleguide, some advantages it can provide, and finally a little about how to go about making one.

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    Thursday
    Apr 16
    Swift Study Night and Stanford Course
    Epicodus

    Join us to at our monthly meetup to work through the Stanford iTunes U free course on developing iOS 8 Apps with Swift.

    Epicodus is kindly allowing us to use their iMacs to work through the course, but feel free to bring your own laptop if you are already setup.

    Also feel free to bring a project and seek inspiration, help or just a friendly environment to work in.

    Download the course and take a look before coming for maximum enjoyment.
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/course/developing-ios-8-apps-swift/id961180099

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    Science on Tap - Genomic Controversies
    Kiggins Theatre

    Please note new date. Location and time remain the same.

    Junk In the Trunk: Recent Controversies in Genomics

    Date: Thursday, April 16, 2015

    Time: Doors at 6 p.m. event at 7 p.m.

    Location: Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street, Vancouver, Wash.

    Cost: $8 online advance tickets, $10* suggested cover at the door. This is an all-ages event.

    Food & Drink: Beer, wine, pizza slices, popcorn and snacks available.

    Event Description:

    You may have heard that less than 2% of the human genome is comprised of protein-coding DNA. So what is the 98% composed of, where does it come from, and what does it do? Sarah Schaack, PhD, assistant professor of biology at Reed College will take you on a guided tour through the genomic landscape of some fully sequenced plants and animals, including humans. Her talk will explore the recent heated debate among biologists surrounding "junk DNA", its utility (or lack thereof), and why bigger isn't necessarily better, at least when it comes to genome size.


    Science on Tap is a science lecture series where you can sit back, enjoy a pint, and laugh while you learn. Listen to experts talk about the science in your neighborhood and around the world. You don’t have to be a science geek to have fun—all you need is a thirst for knowledge!


    Science on Tap at the Kiggins is produced in partnership with Washington State University Vancouver.


    *A note on the suggested cover at the door: Science on Tap is supported, in part, by money collected at the door. We are committed to offering educational opportunities to adults who want to learn, so if $10 is a hardship for you, please come anyway and donate what you can.

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    Saturday
    Apr 18
    Northwest Regional Women in Computing Conference
    Intel Hawthorn Farms 3 (HF3) Campus

    The Northwest Regional Women in Computing (NWrWIC) Celebration focuses on empowering and encouraging women to enter the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields, particularly computer science. The conference brings together students from universities and high schools, with industry leaders from the private and public sectors to engage and inspire the next generation of leaders to play an active role in shaping the future of computing and technology.

    The 2015 conference is the fourth annual event. Our mission is to encourage women to pursue and build successful careers in computing and technology by improving their educational experience and engagement with industry leaders. With less than 30% of STEM jobs filled by women, the industry is lacking full representation of the world’s views. This lack of diversity inhibits industry’s innovation potential. Our effort recognizes and empowers women who are part of the computing industry and celebrates all who are supporters of them.

    If you are the following, then you would want to come:

    College professionals
    industry leaders
    Job seekers
    STEM/Technology leaders
    Thought leaders
    Professors
    Teachers
    High School STEM students (must be accompanied by guardian)
    

    Register for the event at: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/nwrwic-2015-tickets-15378773325?ref=ebtnebregn

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    Beaver BarCamp 15
    Oregon State University- Kelley Engineering Center: 1148 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis, OR 97331

    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. One of the best aspects of BarCamp is that 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 in the community and at OSU to enjoy Beaver Barcamp. Registration is appreciated.

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    EAST Knowledge - Locating Intrusions Using Fiber Optics
    Gresham Library Story Room

    EAST Knowledge invites you to attend our fifth meeting! All are welcome!

    • What: Locating Intrusions Using Fiber Optics
    • Who: Jim Rulla
    • Where: The Story Room at the Gresham Library
    • When: 10:30am-Noon, Saturday, April 18, 2015
    • Why: Sharing what we know

    Interferometers measure distances to within fractions of the wavelength of light. Put a couple of these incredibly sensitive devices on the fence around an airport, and you can not merely detect a would-be intruder — you can locate him. Put a pair on a pipeline, and you can not merely detect nearby digging that could damage the pipe — you can locate its source. You might even be able to detect — and perhaps even locate — leaks in the pipe.

    The detection and location mechanisms are fascinating examples of clever engineering. I'll explain how these patented systems work and illustrate new algorithms that improve performance.

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    Introduction to Programming Study Session
    Epicodus

    Are you learning to code? Do you find it hard to do on your own? If so, please join us for Intro to Programming study hours at Epicodus. No coding experience is necessary! At minimum, you should be comfortable using computers. We'll use the Epicodus curriculum from www.learnhowtoprogram.com as a foundation for our learning. Feel free to check it out in advance and also dive into the curriculum wherever you're most comfortable. Additionally, if you've been learning from resources like Treehouse, Codecademy, RailsBridge, or any other beginner user groups, you can continue to work through those tutorials as well. We have development ready computers for use, but you are welcome to bring your own. There will also be volunteers available to help answer questions and debug your work. We look forward to seeing you there!

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    Calagator & Open Source Bridge Code Sprint
    TBD - Portland

    Come hack on Calagator, the open source calendar aggregator, and Open Source Bridge, Stumptown Syndicate's open source conference.

    We'll be digging in to open issues, working on some refactoring tasks, and getting new folks acquainted with the code bases.

    Catch up on the current status by checking out our open issues (https://github.com/calagator/calagator/issues) to find something you'd like to work on!

    Calagator is a Ruby/Rails web app.

    Sunday
    Apr 19
    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
    Apr 20
    Techno-Activism 3rd Monday: Movie Night
    The Gameroom

    Free, but please RSVP with the link provided above

    Movie Night

    We'll have a cozy movie showing at theGameRoom. The movie is to-be-decided but will be on one of the following topics: privacy, surveillance, security, censorship.

    Join us for a movie & discussion - everyone is welcome!

    Appetizers will be provided, but we encourage you to support theGameRoom and indulge in a beverage and more food!

    What's TA3M?

    This is the Techno-Activism 3rd Monday event for Portland, Oregon. Techno-Activism Third Mondays (TA3M) is an informal meetup designed to connect software creators and activists who are interested in censorship, surveillance, and open technology. Currently, TA3M are held in various cities throughout the world, with many more launching in the near future.

    Who should come?

    Anyone interested in techno-activism. We invite coders, geeks, artists, and anyone else. No technical experience required.

    Who's hosting?

    The Privly Foundation organizes this and future TA3M events.

    theGameRoom is generously providing space for the event. After the meetup, theGameRoom will provide free game play to TA3M attendees.

    Code of Conduct

    As with all of our events, there is a code of conduct. Please read it here: https://www.privly.org/content/code-conduct. All attendees are expected to abide by this code of conduct.

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    Ruby brightnight
    Epicodus

    Break into small teams! Build something awesome! Share the results!

    At brightnight, we will start with a challenge, break into small groups, then create and code our ideas into existence! We will take the last 30 or so minutes of the night to show and tell. All skill levels are welcome. We'll code in Ruby but those who know other languages are welcome as well.

    Come join us to enjoy some creative coding time where we all can learn from each other, try out wacky ideas and cultivate our skills in a fun, low-pressure environment.

    Bring Computers to work on

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    PdxDevOps
    New Relic

    Topic TBA, if you would like to speak or have a topic you'd like to get spoken on please mail the list.

    New Relic is continuing to host us and Volt is continuing to provide pizza. Gluten Free options will be available. Contact Spencer if you have any specific requests.

    pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. The group welcomes participants interested in any related products, technologies and methodologies. The group has been meeting regularly since August 2010 for presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. Every month 15-35 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for devops – join us!

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    Tuesday
    Apr 21
    Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics
    Free Geek

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

    First Thursday: General Meeting at PSU

    Third Tuesday: Advanced Topics at Free Geek

    Third Sunday: Hands-on Clinic at Free Geek

    PLUG will celebrate 20 years of delivering conference-quality Linux, Unix and technology speakers this year! Most speakers are announced about two weeks in advance but some are last minute. Watch Calagator and the PLUG mailing lists for the latest news.

    Many attendees will break for a social hour after the Third Tuesday meeting at the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne after the meeting

    See you there!

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    Portland Bitcoin Group
    The Gameroom

    This group is for people who are interested in Bitcoin, the open source, peer-to-peer payment network and currency.

    These are exciting times for Bitcoin. Come be a part of the new way to think about money!

    Website
    Wednesday
    Apr 22
    The Urban League of Portland's Career Fair
    Doubletree Hotel (by Hilton)

    The Urban League of Portland’s 22nd Annual Career Connections Job Fair will be held Wednesday, April 22, 2015, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Doubletree Hotel (by Hilton), near the Lloyd Center (1000 NE Multnomah St, Portland, 97232).

    This annual event gives job seekers the chance to meet face to face with recruiters from some of the area’s most desirable employers. These recruiters come to the Career Fair to seek qualified diverse candidates for positions from entry-level to professional, from management to executive, ranging from construction and retail to government and corporate opportunities.

    • Portland and surrounding area employers are hiring now! • Employers are looking to the Urban League of Portland to help them recruit diverse job candidates! • Employers are hiring for positions from “entry level” to professional, ranging from construction & retail to government and corporate opportunities! • Now is the time to connect with Portland area employers! Bring your resumes and dress to impress! • Be prepared to interview on site.

    Over 60 employers are participating in the Career Fair this year. Attendees can be interviewed on site or make arrangements to be interviewed at a later date.

    A special thanks to the events sponsors:: IHeartMedia, JAM’N 107.5, Comcast, Bank of America, the Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters, the Pacific Northwest Carpenters Institute, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, the Oregon Department of Transportation, Port of Portland, the Oregon Health Authority, the Portland Development Commission, and the Oregon Lottery.

    http://ulpdx.org/news/the-urban-league-of-portlands-2015-career-fair/

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    AngularJS Portland Meetup
    AppNexus, Inc.

    Lightning Talks

    Ryan Webber - stepping into angular series

    Matt Danskey - TBD

    Main Presentation

    Satish Kumaar Ponnusamy - Creating your own seed project

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    ChickTech Volunteer Work Party
    Portland Art Museum

    We'd like to invite you and all ChickTech Volunteers to join us for an evening of productivity, pizza, beer, and meeting other ChickTech volunteers - new and experienced. Join in to experience some hands-on volunteering projects, find out what exciting events and activities are in store at ChickTech, and see our new office!

    Haven't volunteered with ChickTech yet?

    You're welcome, too! Meet other volunteers, work on a volunteer project, and learn about future volunteer opportunities.

    Tentative Agenda 6pm-6:15pm - Welcome from Board Members, eat pizza, drink beer

    6:15pm-6:30pm - Icebreaker. Get to know your fellow ChickTech volunteers!

    6:30pm-6:50pm - Introduction to tonight's volunteer projects

    6:50pm-7:10pm - New to ChickTech? We'll have an orientation, just for you.

    6:50pm-9pm - Make a real impact with ChickTech and work on volunteer projects

    Pizza and beer will be provided.

    • Bring a laptop if you have one! *

    Join our meetup page!

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    PDX CocoaHeads
    Walmart Labs

    Speaker: Janine Ohmer Topic: Size Classes (making the best of a puzzling situation)

    Walmart Labs will provide the pizza, and those who wish to will go out for beer after the meeting.

    For meeting reminders, join our Google group at https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/pdx-cocoaheads

    CocoaHeads is a group for anyone who writes software for OS X or iOS devices, or aspires to.

    IxDA Portland: Interaction15 Redux
    Puppet Labs

    Did you miss the IxDA Interaction15 conference in February? This year’s conference covered a wealth of topics, including Designing for Social Good, the Internet of Things, Wearables, Mobile, Designing for Change, Empathy, Changing the World and more.

    IxDA Portland is hosting a conference redux to recap the conference, share insights, and celebrate!

    Snacks and drinks are provided, thanks to our generous sponsors at Filter Talent.

    Tickets and speakers will be announced on April 1st.

    Follow @ixdapdx on Twitter or join the IxDA Portland Google group to be notified as soon as tickets are available, or check back on Calagator.

    Thursday
    Apr 23
    PDX-MUG (MySQL)
    Elemental Technologies

    please register through meetup.com so I can get a good headcount for pizza and beverages

    Website
    Friday
    Apr 24
    Workfrom Coder-CoWorking
    Breken Kitchen

    Please Review Meetup.com

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    Tuesday
    Apr 28
    Portland Community College Job Fair at Cascade Campus
    Job Fair

    Portland Community College Cascade Campus Job Fair is an outstanding opportunity for employers, students and community members to connect. The Cascade Job Fair draws a very diverse pool of applicants and a broad range of employers representing many different industries.

    Find more details and a list of participating employers at http://www.pcc.edu/cascadejobfair.

    This event is free and open to the public. Parking will be free during the event.

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    April Mastermind : Pre-Selling. What is it and how do you it.
    Cerulean Skies Winery

    Paul Burkett will lead a discussion on Pre-Selling. Come learn how it can help your project and ready to discuss what you are working on.

    Website
    Wednesday
    Apr 29
    Ruby Lunch
    Fat Head's Brewery

    Last Wednesday of each month. Talk Ruby, eat lunch, all ages and experiences welcome!

    Friday
    May 1
    Portland Startup Weekend B2B
    through TBD

    A Startup Weekend event focused on B2B technologies.

    Website
    Tuesday
    May 5
    Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
    New Relic

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

    PRESENTATIONS at 7pm

    Justin Burris

    Potential topics discussed on the mailing list: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/pdxruby/8lom9q82bMo/cy_DvXAgMS8J

    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
    May 6
    CHIFOO Meeting: Gamers Succeed Where Scientists Don’t- Combining Humans and Computers to Solve Scientific Problems
    ISITE Design New Meeting Room!

    “Gamers Succeed Where Scientists Don’t- Combining Humans and Computers to Solve Scientific Problems” with Seth Cooper, Center for Game Science, University of Washington

    Rather than solving problems with a purely computational approach, combining humans and computers can provide a means for solving problems neither could solve alone. Seth will describe the challenges of mapping real-world problems onto games and ways to address these challenges. Further, Seth will discuss other current problem solving game projects and future possibilities.

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    Thursday
    May 7
    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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    SFWA Pacific Northwest Reading Series -- Portland
    Mississippi Pizza

    The Pacific Northwest is home to a Tardis-Full of Science Fiction and Fantasy writers, a fact celebrated every quarter with the Pacific Northwest Reading Series. These free quarterly events provide the Northwest Science Fiction and Fantasy community a chance to gather, network and enjoy readings from local and visiting authors in Portland and Seattle.

    Each event features three authors who read from their latest work, interpreting and explaining their concepts and vision. In addition, space is provided for networking and conversation. The next Portland event will be held on Thursday, May 7th and will feature Cat Rambo, Janine Southard and Fonda Lee.

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    Saturday
    May 16
    Calagator & Open Source Bridge Code Sprint
    TBD - Portland

    Come hack on Calagator, the open source calendar aggregator, and Open Source Bridge, Stumptown Syndicate's open source conference.

    We'll be digging in to open issues, working on some refactoring tasks, and getting new folks acquainted with the code bases.

    Catch up on the current status by checking out our open issues (https://github.com/calagator/calagator/issues) to find something you'd like to work on!

    Calagator is a Ruby/Rails web app.

    Sunday
    May 17
    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
    May 18
    Ruby brightnight
    Epicodus

    Break into small teams! Build something awesome! Share the results!

    At brightnight, we will start with a challenge, break into small groups, then create and code our ideas into existence! We will take the last 30 or so minutes of the night to show and tell. All skill levels are welcome. We'll code in Ruby but those who know other languages are welcome as well.

    Come join us to enjoy some creative coding time where we all can learn from each other, try out wacky ideas and cultivate our skills in a fun, low-pressure environment.

    Bring Computers to work on

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    Tuesday
    May 19
    Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics
    Free Geek

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

    First Thursday: General Meeting at PSU

    Third Tuesday: Advanced Topics at Free Geek

    Third Sunday: Hands-on Clinic at Free Geek

    PLUG will celebrate 20 years of delivering conference-quality Linux, Unix and technology speakers this year! Most speakers are announced about two weeks in advance but some are last minute. Watch Calagator and the PLUG mailing lists for the latest news.

    Many attendees will break for a social hour after the Third Tuesday meeting at the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne after the meeting

    See you there!

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    Wednesday
    May 20
    AngularJS Portland Presentation Night
    CrowdCompass by Cvent

    The entrance is on SW 2nd & Oak 

    Jeromy and Andrew

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    RefreshPDX: So You Want to Write a Book
    Idealist.org

    DOORS AT 6PM, TALK AT 6:30PM

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

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

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

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    Wednesday
    May 27
    PDX CocoaHeads
    Walmart Labs

    Speaker: Scott Neal Topic: TBD

    Walmart Labs will provide the pizza, and those who wish to will go out for beer after the meeting.

    For meeting reminders, join our Google group at https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/pdx-cocoaheads

    CocoaHeads is a group for anyone who writes software for OS X or iOS devices, or aspires to.

    Wednesday
    Jun 3
    CHIFOO Meeting: Mental Health & Social Impact Are No Game - Or Are They? (A Two Speaker Event!)
    ISITE Design New Meeting Room!

    "Mental Health & Social Impact Are No Game - Or Are They?" with Skyler Corbett, University of Portland Online Learning Development and Will Lewis, Pixel Arts & PIG Squad

    CHIFOO 2-for-1! Skyler will cover educational developments in the indie gaming, “You Have Gained A Level - Adding Empathy and Understanding to Online Education”. Will has leveraged game theory and design not only in game development, but in his approach to developing communities. He’ll share the pros and cons of applying gameful design to HCI in “Games for Social Good”.

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    Saturday
    Jun 6
    HackPDX
    through Nike World Headquarters

    You're invited to the second HackPDX. More info TBD.

    Website
    Calagator & Open Source Bridge Code Sprint
    TBD - Portland

    Come hack on Calagator, the open source calendar aggregator, and Open Source Bridge, Stumptown Syndicate's open source conference.

    We'll be digging in to open issues, working on some refactoring tasks, and getting new folks acquainted with the code bases.

    Catch up on the current status by checking out our open issues (https://github.com/calagator/calagator/issues) to find something you'd like to work on!

    Calagator is a Ruby/Rails web app.

    Wednesday
    Jun 17
    AngularJS Portland Presentation Night
    Portland State University Engineering Building Rm 102

    Birthday Party

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    Saturday
    Jun 20
    Calagator & Open Source Bridge Code Sprint
    TBD - Portland

    Come hack on Calagator, the open source calendar aggregator, and Open Source Bridge, Stumptown Syndicate's open source conference.

    We'll be digging in to open issues, working on some refactoring tasks, and getting new folks acquainted with the code bases.

    Catch up on the current status by checking out our open issues (https://github.com/calagator/calagator/issues) to find something you'd like to work on!

    Calagator is a Ruby/Rails web app.

    Sunday
    Jun 21
    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
    Tuesday
    Jun 23
    Open Source Bridge 2015
    through Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

    Open Source Bridge is an open source developers' and makers' conference, focused on bringing people from a range of technology backgrounds together to share our knowledge and explore what it means to be an open source citizen.

    Find out more at http://opensourcebridge.org/

    The call for talks will open in January 2015 and we welcome talks from first-time and experienced speakers!

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    Wednesday
    Jun 24
    PDX CocoaHeads
    Walmart Labs

    I'm holding this month open in hopes that we will have one ore more people who attend WWDC and will be willing to share with us what they learned (as much as the NDA will allow, that is).

    Walmart Labs will provide the pizza, and those who wish to will go out for beer after the meeting.

    For meeting reminders, join our Google group at https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/pdx-cocoaheads

    CocoaHeads is a group for anyone who writes software for OS X or iOS devices, or aspires to.

    Friday
    Jun 26
    Startup Weekend Latino
    through TBD - Portland

    The Portland Startup Weekend Latino brings together people with different skill sets - primarily software developers, graphics designers and business people - to build applications and develop a commercial case around them. Why should you attend?

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

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

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

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    Wednesday
    Jul 8
    Cascadia JSFest 2015
    through Semiahmoo Resort

    Cascadia JSFest is a three-day, community-driven conference on the cutting edge of JavaScript and CSS. Browser, server, OS – we cover it all.

    We run a public CFP, so please consider submitting a proposal. First-time speakers welcome.

    Hope to see you in July!

    resort

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    CHIFOO Meeting:’Outside-In’ Engagement: Identity, Transformation, and Agency in Digital Story Based Games
    ISITE Design New Meeting Room!

    "’Outside-In’ Engagement: Identity, Transformation, and Agency in Digital Story Based Games” with Josh Tanenbaum, Transformative Play Lab, University of California

    Joshua will help us draw on theories of method acting training to investigate how to support the experience of transforming into a character in a digital narrative. Then we'll discuss the relationships between embodied game interfaces, tangible storytelling, game-based-learning, virtual worlds, and nonverbal communication.

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    Wednesday
    Jul 22
    PDX Cocoaheads
    Walmart Labs

    Speaker: Justin Miller Topic: Swift

    Walmart Labs will provide the pizza, and those who wish to will go out for beer after the meeting.

    For meeting reminders, join our Google group at https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/pdx-cocoaheads

    Thursday
    Aug 6
    CHIFOO Game Night!
    Guardian Games

    "CHIFOO Game Night" with You, The Dynamic Ladies and Gentlemen of CHIFOO

    Come join us for our first ever CHIFOO Game Night! Come try out a few games, or just hang out and socialize with your friends and colleagues. Families are very welcome, too! And very special prizes will be awarded.

    Guardian Games thank you!

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    Wednesday
    Sep 2
    CHIFOO Meeting: Online Story-Driven Games
    ISITE Design New Meeting Room!

    “Online Story-Driven Games” with Rym DeCoster, FIX Flyer, Geek Nights, & Datenighto

    Through his geek-focused radio talk show, events and lecturing, Rym has had exposure to and a direct hand in a variety of projects that leverage game-inspired techniques in a computer interface, and will delight us with his stories about how he's observed the unique interaction of gaming and how HCI is maturing.

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    Wednesday
    Sep 23
    PDX CocoaHeads
    Walmart Labs

    Speaker: Scott Neal Topic: TBD

    Walmart Labs will provide the pizza, and those who wish to will go out for beer after the meeting.

    For meeting reminders, join our Google group at https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/pdx-cocoaheads

    CocoaHeads is a group for anyone who writes software for OS X or iOS devices, or aspires to.

    Wednesday
    Oct 7
    CHIFOO Meeting: Games that Change Us (For the Better!)
    ISITE Design New Meeting Room!

    “Games that Change Us (For the Better!)” with Emily Treat, Games for Change

    Emily regularly facilitates the creation and distribution of social impact games that serve as critical tools in humanitarian and educational efforts. Come listen in as she shares her experience and views as an expert game design instructor, game development advisor and game interaction designer, about behind-the-scenes techniques for creating games that really make a difference in the world.

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    Wednesday
    Oct 28
    PDX CocoaHeads
    Walmart Labs

    Speaker: Ken Luke Topic: Assembly Language

    Walmart Labs will provide the pizza, and those who wish to will go out for beer after the meeting.

    For meeting reminders, join our Google group at https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/pdx-cocoaheads

    CocoaHeads is a group for anyone who writes software for OS X or iOS devices, or aspires to.

    Wednesday
    Nov 11
    CHIFOO Meeting: Immersive Design (A Two Speaker CHIFOO Grand Finale!)
    ISITE Design New Meeting Room!

    “Immersive Design” with Paul Culp, Super Genius Studio and with Rob LaCosse, Intel & Independent Game Designer

    CHIFOO presents two series speakers in our final “Gamefully Employed” speaker series meeting! Paul will explore if it is possible to mirror the quality, productivity and happiness of our digital life in our real lives in “Gaming Gratification's Effect On Life's Everyday Actions”. Last of the year, but certainly not least, Rob presents “Room to Grow: UX, Antifragility, and Live Action Games”. He will discuss creating the architect of a number of game systems and share his insights and experiences and the value of applying them to design and HCI.

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    Wednesday
    Nov 18
    PDX CocoaHeads
    Walmart Labs

    Note - this meeting is on the 3rd Wednesday to avoid conflicting with Thanksgiving!

    Speaker: Cody Garvin Topic: TBD

    Walmart Labs will provide the pizza, and those who wish to will go out for beer after the meeting.

    For meeting reminders, join our Google group at https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/pdx-cocoaheads

    CocoaHeads is a group for anyone who writes software for OS X or iOS devices, or aspires to.