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Monday
Dec 5
Data PDX: Kùzu Graph Database Management System
Online via Google Meet

Bio: Semih Salihoğlu is an Associate Professor and a David R. Cheriton Faculty Fellow at University of Waterloo. His research focuses on developing systems for managing, querying, or doing analytics on graph-structured data. His main on-going systems project is Kùzu, which is a new graph database management system that integrates novel storage, indexing and query processing techniques. He holds a PhD from Stanford University and is a recipient of the VLDB 2018 Best Paper and the VLDB 2022 Best Experiments and Analysis Paper awards.

Abstract: In this talk, I will present the Kùzu graph database management system (GDBMS) that we are developing at University of Waterloo. Datasets and workloads of popular applications that use GDBMSs require a set of storage and query processing features that relational DBMSs (RDBMSs) do not traditionally optimize for. These include optimizations for: (i) many-to-many (m-n) joins; (ii) cyclic joins; (iii) recursive joins; (iv) semi-structured data storage; and (v) support for universal resource identifiers. Kùzu aims to integrate state-of-art storage, indexing, and query processing techniques to highly optimize for this feature set. I will start by presenting the overall vision of Kùzu and then talk about the novel join operators in the system that performs joins using compressed factorized representations of intermediate tables. Kùzu is actively being developed to be a fully functional open-source DBMS with the goal of wide user adoption and under a permissible license.

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Tuesday
Dec 6
Startup Founder Hot Seat - fire down below
Past Lives Makerspace

Come help a founder fix a major problem they're facing

If you'd like to possibly be in the hot seat

Get your biggest problem solved by a group of 25+ people in person

Oh, if you'd like to be under consideration to have your company be the focus of the Startup Founder Hot Seat please just get me this info ASAP

1/ Company Website: 2/ Your biggest current big bad problem:

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Wednesday
Dec 7
Q&A with Musa Tariq, Chief Marketing Officer at GoFundMe
Remote

For the latest edition of our Q&A series, GoFundMe's Chief Marketing Officer Musa Tariq will join Work & Co Associate Director of Strategy Alice Lee in conversation. They’ll discuss the psychology of giving, how to build a digital product strategy that fosters trust with donors, and the platform’s improvements to better empower people to help one another. They’ll also reflect on Tariq’s career as a brand leader —which has included senior posts at Airbnb, Ford, Apple, and Nike— and how that experience guides his vision for this vital gifting platform.

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PDXWIT Presents: Experienced Women in Tech Open Forum + Discussion
Online

Registration through Zoom (https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMsf-ChrzIiE9Fx5hiqa8jn1acvj-i6_kA3) is required to attend.

Are you a woman with 15 or more years of experience working in technology? Do you want to spend time with other women in tech who understand your point of view as someone who has been in this industry for a while? PDXWIT’s Experienced Women in Tech (EWiT) is the community for you.

We’re using this virtual space to generate a roadmap of EWiT events for 2023 that inspire and continue to grow this community. We need your voice, experiences, and perspectives to help make that happen.

During our time together we’ll have small group discussions in breakout rooms, then come back together to share ideas and conclude the evening with a list of inspiring event ideas and topics.

ASL interpretation and closed captions will be available throughout the event. Contact [email protected] if you have other accessibility needs.

Hope to see you there!

Agenda:

5:45 p.m. - Event Begins/Networking in the chat

5:50 p.m. - Welcome and Announcements

5:55 p.m. - Open Forum Guided Discussion

6:05 p.m. - Breakout Rooms

6:35 p.m. - Regroup

7:00 p.m. - Event ends

Purpose: We are building a better tech industry by creating access, dismantling barriers and fueling belonging. Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

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Thursday
Dec 8
BikeLoudPDX Hack Night
online

Join grassroots bicycle transportation advocates and open data / open government / open code folks to work on collaborative mapping and resolution of transportation safety issues. Everyone is welcome whether you have years of programming / tech experience or just a few pictures of dirty bike lanes and broken sidewalks. Recurring meeting on the 2nd Thursday of each month.

Agenda:

  • Wayfinding Report update?
  • pdxreporter / storm drain data
  • whatever else folks are working on or asking about

This is an informal work session and hangout, discussion/questions and sharing tech knowledge to collaboratively build political power for safe streets and a complete bike transportation network that works for all people of all ages and abilities.

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Friday
Dec 9
Scaling Your Career While Prioritizing Mental Health With Erick Castillo
The Tech Academy

Erick Castillo will be joining us to discuss scaling your career while prioritizing mental health in software development.

In this Talk, Erick will cover:

-Understanding the Senior Engineer profile -Analyzing the mistakes that delay growth and drain mental energy -Mapping out the personal sustainable plan for a successful software engineer career since the early years

Erick is a Senior Software Engineer and is currently working at Mentor Collective.

Join us Friday, December 9th at 1 pm Pacific Time (2p MT, 3p CT, 4p ET) in our Google Meet room.

RSVP on Meetup: https://bit.ly/TechTalk129 RSVP on Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/TechTalkE129

Can't make it live? We will be posting the recording to our Tech Talks playlist on our YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/TTA-techtalks

Don't miss this great opportunity to learn and network!

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Notion Portland #1
TBD

If you like Notion or tools for thought in general, you should swing by. The goal of this event is to connect with others and trade nerdy secrets.

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Thursday
Dec 15
PDXWIT Presents: Winter Soiree & Awards Ceremony
Autodesk

Registration through Eventbrite is required to gain entry to this event. Click https://www.eventbrite.com/e/476994983837 to register.

Tis the season for community, sharing, gift giving… and some might say peppermint mocha. It’s been an exciting year and we want to thank you for helping us build a better tech community and for supporting each other on this journey. And with every accomplishment comes a celebration.

You’re invited to join PDXWIT and host Autodesk as we celebrate another year of changemaking! During the event, you’ll hear from our new Executive Director, and we’ll reveal the winners of our 2022 Speaker Awards as well as the 2022 Community Changemaker Award. Whether you’re attending in-person or virtual, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about how to volunteer with PDXWIT, get the scoop on our fundraising efforts, as well as a chance to connect directly with recruiters.

ASL interpretation will be provided. Please contact [email protected] with any other accessibility needs.

Agenda:

5:30 p.m. - Doors Open

6:00 p.m. - Introductions + Announcements

6:05 p.m. - Welcome New Executive Director

6:06 p.m. - Community Change Maker Award

6:20 p.m. - Fundraiser + Volunteer Scoop

6:30 p.m. - Trivia Lightning Game + Prizes

7:00 p.m. - Event ends

Proof of vaccination will be required. Learn more about our COVID-19 policy at: https://www.pdxwit.org/covid-19-what-to-expect

Purpose: We are building a better tech industry by creating access, dismantling inequities and fueling belonging. Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our mission are welcome.

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Tuesday
Dec 27
RainSec - PDX Information Security Meetup
Lucky Lab Brew Pub

RainSec is an informal group of like-minded security professionals who meet to network and discuss topics of interest in a non-work, non-vendor setting.

While our target audience is experienced information security professionals, this is a public event open to any interested parties. If you have a friend or colleague who might benefit, please pass an invite along.

Follow @PDXRainSec on Twitter for last minute updates.

Because COVID-19 still presents significant risk to some members of our community, we ask that you observe the following and make your own risk assessment decision regarding your attendance:

  • If outdoor seating is available and weather permits, we will be outside.
  • If you are feeling sick, stay home!
  • If you've had a recent COVID exposure, stay home!
  • If you are not vaccinated, stay home!
  • If you are otherwise considered high risk for COVID, please stay home until you feel it is safe to gather in large groups (20-40 people). We don't want to be the cause of anyone's illness or death.

We miss all of you, and we look forward to seeing you as soon as it is safe for you to attend.

You can also find us on Meetup.com and Google Groups.

If you're looking for more security-focused community meetups in the Portland area, check out pdx-infosec.com.

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Saturday
Jan 7, 2023
Mentorship Saturdays
The Tech Academy

Coffee, bagels and people working on their careers and code! We have 2-5 mentors every month ready to help people get started in the industry, get help with a particular problem, or get career advice. We offer resume reviews, portfolio reviews, and sometimes mock interviews (time permitting).

Slack: https://mentorshipsaturdays.herokuapp.com/ Discord: https://discord.gg/nSCxgbcG7U

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Mentorship Saturdays
The Tech Academy

Coffee, bagels and people working on their careers and code! We have 2-5 mentors every month ready to help people get started in the industry, get help with a particular problem, or get career advice. We offer resume reviews, portfolio reviews, and sometimes mock interviews (time permitting).

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Tuesday
Jan 19, 2038
Epochalypse
TBD

Wherever remains that still serves beer in 2038, we will party like it's 1970.

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