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Monday
Mar 27
Задача салон на Зарядье. Кроме того салон на варварке И конечно парикмахерская площадь революции
TiE Pearl Incubator

Желаю здравствовать, всем! Взгляните на увлекательный вебресурс: http://salonmoskva.com - салон на площади революции. Кроме этого салон на варварке И напоследок парикмахерская площадь революции. Специализация проекта салон в центре Москвы. Разумеется парикмахерская на варварке И напоследок парикмахерская площадь революции. Всем удачи. Иван

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OWASP/AngularJS combined: Boosting the Security of Your Angular Application
Cambia Health Solutions

This month PDX OWASP is joining forces with the local Angular JS meetup to feature:
Philippe De Ryck, PhD
Web Security Expert @ imec-DistriNet, KU Leuven

Abstract

Angular 2 is hot, and there is a huge amount of information available on building applications, improving performance, and various other topics. But do you know how to make your Angular 2 applications secure? What kind of security features does Angular 2 offer you, and which additional steps can you take to really boost the security of your applications?

In this session, we cover one of the biggest threats in modern web applications: untrusted JavaScript code. You will learn how Angular protects you against XSS, and why you shouldn't bypass this protection. We will also dive into new security mechanisms, such as Content Security Policy. Through a few examples, I will show you how you can use these mechanisms to enhance the security in your client-side context.

Speaker

Philippe De Ryck is a professional speaker and trainer on software security and web security. Since he obtained his PhD at the imec-DistriNet research group (KU Leuven, Belgium), he has been running the group's Web Security Training program, which ensures a sustainable knowledge transfer of the group’s security expertise towards practitioners.

You can find more about Philippe on https://www.websec.be


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


Meetings are free and open to the public.

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

We normally have 12- 24 attendees - some people register on Meetup, others show up every week or see the event on Calagator. All are welcome.

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

This week we will do introductions at 6:20 then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

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

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

Free parking! Save this number in case you need help finding us: (541) 602-6215 We are at 2626 SW Corbett Ave, two buildings down from the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

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Tuesday
Mar 28
Portland Geek Dinner - DOWNTOWN!

PADNUG Tuesday, March 28 at 5:30 PM

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

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

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Women Who Code Portland - Workshop: Command Line 101
AKQA

This  workshop is for people who are completely new to the Command Line. We are going to cover the basic commands and concepts along with a few intermediate level network commands. 


We are going to offer more advanced level CLI, App Security and Open Source contribution classes in the future. This workshop will serve as a good foundation for those courses.

Instructions

This workshop is designed for MacOS and Linux users. All of the commands should work with Windows PowerShell as well. Please ensure that your Windows machine has the latest version of PowerShell. 

About the instructor 


Richa Khandelwal has been writing code for the last 8 years. She is passionate about backend architecture and Machine Learning. She is an Technical Lead at Nike and a Lead for Women Who Code, Portland chapter. 

{short} Code of Conduct

Women Who Code (WWCode) is dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste, or creed. Our events are intended to inspire women to excel in technology careers, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or event participants in any form. Our Code of Conduct applies to all events run by Women Who Code, Inc. If you would like to report an incident or contact our leadership team, please submit an incident report form.

About Women Who Code Portland 

Women Who Code is a global nonprofit dedicated to inspire women to excel in technology careers. We connect amazing women with other like-minded individuals around the globe who unite under one simple notion--the world of technology is better with women in it. In Portland, we organize monthly study nights, workshops, and networking nights, as well as hackathons and social events.

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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.

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

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Wednesday
Mar 29
Ruby Lunch
Fat Head's Brewery

Eat lunch, chat with fellow Rubyists. All welcome!

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

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

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

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

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Women Who Code Portland - Workshop: Unity 101

This Unity 101 workshop is for developers who are completely new to the Unity game engine. You'll get a basic familiarity with Unity's interface as well as learning the basic workflow of creating games in Unity. We'll then use those concepts to create a simple game.


Although C# is the language used for Unity, we only require that you have some coding experience (in any language) so you can follow along with the basic ideas. We'll be writing some very simple C# code in the workshop, but you will have all the code in digital form beforehand in case some copy/paste is needed.

By the end of the workshop, you should feel comfortable enough with Unity that you can start learning more on your own. You'll know enough about the Unity workflow that you'll have some idea of how to ask the right questions about what you don't know, and where to look for answers.

Thank you Oregon Story Board and DevelopmentNow for sponsoring this event!

Instructions:

If you run into any problems or have questions with the following steps, feel free to message Dylan via Twitter or the Slack for Women Who Code Portland (@mboffin on both). He'll be happy to help get whatever you're running into sorted out before the workshop, so you arrive ready to go.

1) Install the latest version of Unity: https://store.unity.com/download?ref=personal

2) Go here and create a Unity ID: https://id.unity.com/account/new

3) Download the .zip files found in this Google Drive folder: https://goo.gl/9Lqdxo (No Google sign-in required!)

About the Instructors:

Dylan Bennett works in the field of education, teaching students programming and doing IT work. He runs the Portland Unity user group, UnityPDX, and is an officer for the Portland Indie Game Squad (PIGSquad). 

By day, Mo Cohen does functional programming at New Relic. By later day, she is building a point-and-click adventure game called Queer Quest (queermogames.com). And by night time, she's eating Nutella out of the jar.

{short} Code of Conduct

Women Who Code (WWCode) is dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste, or creed. Our events are intended to inspire women to excel in technology careers, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or event participants in any form. Our Code of Conduct applies to all events run by Women Who Code, Inc. If you would like to report an incident or contact our leadership team, please submit an incident report form.

About Women Who Code Portland

Women Who Code is a global nonprofit dedicated to inspire women to excel in technology careers. We connect amazing women with other like-minded individuals around the globe who unite under one simple notion--the world of technology is better with women in it. In Portland, we organize monthly study nights, workshops, and networking nights, as well as hackathons and social events.

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ClojureScript: I Can't Believe It's JavaScript
eBay Community Lounge

There are 6 difficult problems frameworks and libraries try to solve in JavaScript, but never quite get there. Learn how these problems (and more!) are solved by ClojureScript and how it can provide a platform for new solutions.

Are you tired of constantly chasing after the next framework? Do you ever feel like frameworks don't solve the hard problems, like callback hell, state management, and correctness checking? Are you looking for something that could make your software radically simpler and let you code better features? ClojureScript could be the answer. In this talk, you'll learn how ClojureScript solves really some tough problems in JavaScript and how it provides a platform for new solutions.

Note: This is a special edition meeting at a different time and place than normal

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Donut.js
The Cleaners at Ace Hotel

RSVP Here: http://donutjs.club/tickets/

A fun night of code and donuts!

This month’s event will be on Tuesday, February 28th at 6pm at The Cleaners at The Ace Hotel

Tickets are $10 (includes a donut), and leftover proceeds go to a local non-profit.

This month we are raising money for Portland’s Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization!

This month's speakers are:

James Churchill @SmashDev Can Anyone Learn to Program?

7:00 Bill Automata @billautomata Beyond Math.random() 7:15

Intermission!

7:40 Gabriela Rodriguez Beron @gaba Journalism Needs Everyone

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

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

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

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

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#FullStackPDX : Code Critique

Sign up for meetup required.

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Frontend Peer Mentoring
PDX Code Guild

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

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

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

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

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

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

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BSD Pizza Night
Brick House Pizzeria

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

Friday
Mar 31
CNC Router Course
Hedron Makerspace

This will be a 3 day course(taking place over three consecutive Fridays) on CNC routing. Members of Hedron save 50% on course fee.

Come learn the ins and outs of routing. We will go over CAD, 2D and 3D shaping, Tool Paths, Tool Changes and more.

Check out What is possible.

price: $250 or $125 for members (becoming a member is $85)

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Monday
Apr 3
Beer of Trust Key-Signing
Loyal Legion Pub

"Beer of Trust" is a key signing party with beer, and a chance to hang out and talk about PGP, encryption, and other related things!

What's a key-signing party?

A key-signing party is a get-together with PGP users for the purpose of meeting other PGP users and signing each other's keys. This helps to extend the "web of trust" to a great degree. Also, it sometimes serves as a forum to discuss strong cryptography and related issues.

What if I don't have a key yet?

If you don't have a PGP key yet, this is a good chance to get your feet wet. If you bring a computer, you can generate a test key at the event and experiment with sending messages to others there. It can be helpful to have someone present to walk you through the process the first time. It is recommended that you only generate a test key at the event, and later generate your real key in private. See below for links to some helpful resources for securely generating a key.

What do I need for this party?

If you are bringing a key to sign, then make sure you bring:

  • A picture ID or some other way for people to match you to your identity
  • Your key ID, key type, hex fingerprint, and key size. You can print out slips of paper to hand out your key info if you'd like.
  • A pen/pencil or whatever you'd like to write with
  • A computer is not required, and it is not recommended to use your computer to sign keys at the event

At the event, you'll meet others, confirm their key ID in person, and swap key IDs with them. Later when you get home, you can download the full keys and sign them, then upload the signature to the keyserver or email it to them directly.

RSVP here.

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

We normally have 12- 24 attendees - some people register on Meetup, others show up every week or see the event on Calagator. All are welcome.

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

This week we will do introductions at 6:20 then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

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

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

Free parking! Save this number in case you need help finding us: (541) 602-6215 We are at 2626 SW Corbett Ave, two buildings down from the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

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Portland Puppet User Group
Puppet HQ

Hi everyone,

At the next Portland PUG meeting we’ll be talking about Hiera 5, formerly known as the lookup function. We'll be getting a demo from Mike Smith, a Technical Solutions Engineer at Puppet. If you've not followed this topic closely it will be a great way to get up to speed on the changes.

We hope to see you there :)

Agenda

6:00-6:30 Pizza & salad, including vegan & gluten free options

6:30-7:00 Hiera 5 demo, Mike Smith

7:00-7:45 Mingling

7:45-8 End Meeting

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CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - Dorkbot Meetup
CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. 

Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. 

Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. 

We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

p.s. This event is open to everyone, dork or robot. No ^H membership is required to attend.

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Tuesday
Apr 4
The Urban League of Portland's Career Connections Job Fair | Over 80 Employers Recruiting
Doubletree by Hilton , Portland Oregon


Event page: https://ulpdx.org/programs/workforceprogram/career-fair/

The Urban League of Portland's Career Connections Job Fair is a wonderful opportunity for job seekers and career changers to meet face to face with recruiters from over 80 of the area’s best employers. This event only happens once a year, so mark your calendars and don’t miss out!

  • Recruiters from federal, state, county, and city government will be there looking for great people like you.
  • Learn about the large variety of career opportunities in the private and nonprofit sectors.
  • Ask recruiters about IT jobs at their organizations..
  • Ask recruiters about entry level jobs and internships at their organizations.

This event is free and open to the public
Job seekers do not need to pre-register. Job seekers register on site, at the career fair.
Conveniently located near both bus and MAX stations

Employers recruiting at this year's career fair will include:
American Queen Steamboat Company
Aramark Food Services
Bonneville Power Administration
C+C Social Marketing & PR
Cambia Health Solutions
Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare
CDK Global
Central Catholic High School
Central City Concern
[CINDER]
City of Beaverton
City of Gresham
City of Hillsboro
City of Portland, Bureau of Development Services
City of Portland, Office of Management & Finance
Clark College
Clark County
Comcast
Constructing Hope
Country Financial -Currently Recruiting
De Paul Treatment Centers
Enterprise Holdings- Rent-a- Car
Family Care Inc.
Federal Bureau of Investigation
FedEx Ground
First Student
Friends of the Children
Frito Lay
Girl Scouts of Oregon & SW Washington
iHeartMEDIA
Janus Youth Programs
Kaiser Permanente Northwest
Kuni Automotive
Labor Works
Legacy Health
McMenamins Inc.
Metro
Multnomah County
Multnomah County Circuit Court, Oregon Judicial Department
NECA-IBEW Electric Training Center
New Seasons Market
NW Natural
Oregon Department of Energy
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Oregon Dept. of Corrections
Oregon Episcopal School
Oregon Health & Science University
Oregon Health Authority
Oregon Lottery
Oregon Southern Idaho Laborers-Employers Training
Oregon State Police Patrol
Oregon Trades Women Inc.
Oregon Youth Authority
Pacific NorthWest Carpenters Institute
Pacific NW Regional Council of Carpenters
PacifiCorp
Peace Health
Port of Portland
Portland Center Stage
Portland Community College
Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives, Inc.
Portland Fire and Rescue
Portland General Electric
Portland Police Bureau
Portland Public Schools
Portland State University
Portland Water Bureau
Providence Health & Services
Reach Community Development
Reading Results
Reed College
Samaritan Health Services
Squarespace
Sysco Food Service
TerraFirma Foundation Systems
Transition Projects
TriMet
US Bank
Vigor Industrial
Washington County
Wells Fargo
Westward Seafoods
Worksource Portland Metro

A special thanks to our sponsors: Comcast, Jam’n 107.5, iHeartMEDIA, the Portland Observer, the Pacific NorthWest Regional Council of Carpenters, the Pacific NorthWest Carpenters Institute, Labor Works, Cambia Health Solutions, Family Care Inc., NW Natural, Kaiser Permanente, and the Portland Development Commission.



Questions? Contact: [email protected] , 503-280-2600

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Monthly PADNUG Meeting

PADNUG Tuesday, April 4 at 6:00 PM

TBA

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

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Women Who Code Portland - Networking Night @ Vacasa

Join us on April 4th for our Networking Night @ Vacasa in the Pearl. This month, the women of Vacasa will join us to discuss this month's theme - Transitioning the Stack: the Role of Women in a High-Growth Tech Organization. 


As a tech-enabled Services company, Vacasa must be constantly delivering to meet the expectations of many stakeholders. How do you balance the urgency of daily operations with the long term vision of creating a tech platform at sustains high growth? The women at Vacasa will speak about the opportunities and challenges for women in this environment.

Program

6:00pm - 6:30pm – Doors Open + Networking
6:30pm - 7:45pm – Welcome + Speakers
7:45pm - 8:30pm – Networking  

Who Should Attend?

Anyone is welcome to attend, as long as you support our mission and agree to follow our Code of Conduct.

{short} Code of Conduct


Women Who Code (WWCode) is dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste, or creed. Our events are intended to inspire women to excel in technology careers, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or event participants in any form. Our Code of Conduct applies to all events run by Women Who Code, Inc. If you would like to report an incident or contact our leadership team, please submit an incident report form.

About Vacasa

The team at Vacasa has made it their mission to make the world of vacation rentals a simple, stress-free experience for both owners and guests.

For more info: https://www.vacasa.com/

Careers page: https://www.vacasa.com/careers/positions/

About Women Who Code Portland

Women Who Code is a global nonprofit dedicated to inspire women to excel in technology careers. We connect amazing women with other like-minded individuals around the globe who unite under one simple notion--the world of technology is better with women in it. In Portland, we organize monthly study nights, workshops, and networking nights, as well as hackathons and social events.

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Wednesday
Apr 5
OEN Office Hours at WeWork
WeWork Custom House

Want to chat with an OEN staff member about how to leverage our network to help you start or scale your business? How to leverage other entrepreneurial resources in Portland and beyond?

Stop by WeWork any time between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5 to say hi and chat with us – no appointment necessary. Just check in at the front desk and the receptionist will tell you where to go.

Hope to see you there! If you can’t make it this time around, we hold office hours at WeWork from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month.

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OEN Workshop: Negotiating with Angel Investors – What You Need to Know
Portland State Business Accelerator

Not sure what a term sheet is? Clueless when it comes to determining the valuation of your company? Never fear. Our experts will decode the terminology and demystify the math.

As an early stage entrepreneur looking for the first round of funding, one of the most daunting tasks may be determining the valuation of your company and deciphering a term sheet. This workshop will arm you with the knowledge and tools you need to effectively negotiate with angel investors.

Learn more and register at: http://bit.ly/oenvaluation

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PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Visualizing the World in 3D
Quantum Spatial

RSVP here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-visualizing-the-world-in-3d-tickets-30994126266

Do you like maps, problem-solving environmental issues, or programming? If so, you might be interested in remote sensing of geospatial science! Join Heather Borunda-Ferguson and other women in the industry for an introduction to remote sensing technology. You will be learning about remote sensing technologies including LiDAR, aerial imagery, hyperspectual imagery and field collection procedures.

Speakers will explain their educational background and how you can enter this growing and in-demand industry. Remote sensing has many opportunities for women. Geospatial science provides an opportunity for women all across the technical and management spectrums and is a well-kept secret considering it is a multi-billion dollar industry.

RSVP here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-visualizing-the-world-in-3d-tickets-30994126266

Purpose:

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

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

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Homebrew Website Club PDX
DreamHost

It's more important than ever to have your own place to publish on the web. Have a blog? Want a blog? Are you building your own personal bot? Come on by and join a gathering of people with likeminded interests. Bring your friends that want to start a personal web site. Exchange information, swap ideas, talk shop, or help work on a project!

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CrowdCompass Open House
Block 300

Connect with the Portland tech community at Cvent's CrowdCompass open house. Explore our space, network with top industry professionals, and enjoy a drink on us!

Event Highlights:

  • Welcome speech from CrowdCompass’ VP of Engineering, Mark Lawler
  • Opportunity to network with industry professionals of Cvent
  • Entry into the CrowdCompass raffle with the grand prize of a Nintendo Switch & accessories
  • Food and refreshments including alcoholic beverages
  • Nintendo games set up to be played against our staff
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CHIFOO Event: Bottom Up Security: Doing Your Part to Secure The Future
New Relic

CHIFOO presents "Bottom Up Security: Doing Your Part to Secure The Future" with Chris Berg, Firemaple Industries!

Everyday we hear more about another big hack. First Target, then the DNC, then the NSA. Secure software and infrastructure seems impossible, so what can we do? Come to this session to learn how to make security more accessible by making it part of the software and product development process.

About the Speaker

Christopher Berg (@thechrisberg) is a consultant who has spent over 16 years supporting enterprise and startup software development teams as an engineer, architect, instructor, and advisor. He provides guidance to cross-functional teams to bridge the gap from financial success to mature product with security, architecture, and process improvement instruction and implementation.

Come join CHIFOO for our fourth speaker event for 2017's theme "Thriving in Chaos: Strategies for Good Design".

http://bit.ly/2iJtOi8

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Thursday
Apr 6
CENTRL Pearl First Thursday
CENTRL Office

Join us at CENTRL Pearl for a Deschutes Beer Tasting and fried chicken and butterscotch pudding from Irving Street Chicken. The party will take place at the Main Bar from 5-8pm! There will also be a raffle for a free month of open membership at CENTRL Office, an Irving Street Kitchen gift card and CENTRL swag! Hope to see you all there!

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PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Technical Leadership Q&A with Selena Deckelmann
Cedexis

RSVP here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-technical-leadership-qa-with-selena-deckelmann-tickets-30992431196

The more technical the role, the less women you see in positions of leadership. For this reason, it is important to bring women in these positions to the forefront to share their stories, experiences and answer your questions. Join us for a Q&A session with Selena Deckelmann, Head of Firefox Security Engineering at Mozilla with nearly two decades of experience in tech as a contributor, leader, advocate and organizer. Come prepared for an open and honest dialog.

Agenda:

6:00 - Arrive, gather food/drink

6:30 - Quick Welcome from Cedexis

6:35 - Introduction by Selena, followed by Q&A

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

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

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What's New in Kubernetes 1.6 (Kelsey Hightower)
Jive Software

Kubernetes (https://kubernetes.io) is an open-source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. Kelsey Hightower (Google) has been one of the most prolific evangelists of Kubernetes since its launch. Come join us at Jive for a discussion of what's coming with the 1.6 release!

CNPDX April: What You Need to Know About Kubernetes 1.6
Jive Software Suite 200

Kelsey Hightower will be swinging by for a discussion on what's new with Kubernetes 1.6! He'll be discussing:

• RBAC*

• Custom Pod Autoscaling

• Scheduling Improvements Including Inter-pod and Node Affinity

• New Volume Options

• Cluster Setup and Administration Improvements

• And more...

YOU MUST RSVP AT THE MEETUP SITE, thanks!

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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 7
AgilePDX Pub Lunch: How Do You Protect the Team from Human Distractors?
McMenamins Ringlers Pub

You know what we mean: Those people who have "just a quick question" or who "only need the team for an hour or so -- 30 minutes might do it." We're talking about the drive-by executive check-ins on sprint progress, the performance review paperwork that (oops!) has to be done by tomorrow, the security training that someone forgot to announce--until it's due according to a regulatory standard.

And, what about you? Do you ever find yourself being a distraction to the team?

In Agile circles, management is famous for mucking up the works. How do you as a conscientious agilist deal with this? What has to change?

Come on down to Ringler's and bring a manager or two to let them sound off. We'll be your pub lunch therapists sharing what we've learned and what we're still trying to figure out. Bring us your toughest conundrums and your pummeled agilist hearts. Together we'll cogitate and commiserate until you feel ready to face the workplace again.

You know where to find us: We'll be in the back. RSVP's not required but very much appreciated at [email protected]. It helps us alert the pub to staff appropriately. We start on time and end on time. We encourage you to do so, as well.

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CENTRL Eastside Game Jam Showcase
CENTRL Office

Come show off your tabletop game or play board games at CENTRL Eastside's First Friday event!

Bring a favorite, your own prototype, or just show up and play/socialize; this is a great setting for meeting local players and developers! All board/card games are welcome. Appetizers and beer provided by Burnside Brewing Co!

If you have any additional questions, comments, or suggestions, please e-mail [email protected] or message an admin on the Portland Indie Game Squad Facebook group!

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Saturday
Apr 8
Northwest Regional Women in Computing Conference
Intel Jones Farm Campus (JFCC Auditorium)

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 2017 conference will focus on Internet Security in Our Evolving World. 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, Tech job seekers, STEM/Technology leaders, Thought leaders, Professors, Teachers, High School STEM students (must be accompanied by guardian), Register for the event at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nwrwic-2017-tickets-27733352203,

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Sunday
Apr 9
PDXWIT Mini Head Shot Fundraiser
Polara Studio

Note: This is a paid event and requires registration on Eventbrite for a specific time slot

Tired of your old headshot or just want a new LinkedIn profile picture? Come support PDXWIT at the second annual Mini Photo Shoot Fundraiser on April 9th at Polara Studio. Polara photographers Muffy Kruger and Stephen Thaxton will be doing mini photo sessions to raise money in support of PDXWIT.

For $30 you get a 10 minute photo session that includes 3 headshots edited on-site and delivered to you that day. These shots come with full printing rights on a PDXWIT flash drive.

To schedule your 10 minute photo session please register on Eventbrite. Please show up 15 minutes before your photo session and plan on spending 10-15 minutes after to sit down with one of our retouchers to select your final 3 images.

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

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

Have questions about PDXWIT Mini Head Shot Fundraiser?

Contact Annie Alegria

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

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

                                     ...and NEED TO GET MORE TIME.

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

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

Facilitated by:

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

excellentaffordabletraining.com

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

We normally have 12- 24 attendees - some people register on Meetup, others show up every week or see the event on Calagator. All are welcome.

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

This week we will do introductions at 6:20 then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

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

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

Free parking! Save this number in case you need help finding us: (541) 602-6215 We are at 2626 SW Corbett Ave, two buildings down from the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

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Portland HoloLens Meetup
Oregon Story Board

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

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Tuesday
Apr 11
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Volunteer Orientation
R/GA

Please RSVP on Eventbrite

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

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

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

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

We can't wait to welcome you!

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Portland Accessibility and User Experience Meetup - Accessibility for Developers with Joe & Bruce
Puppet

Let's follow the life cycle of an accessibility bug. Joe Watkins will guide us on a developer-oriented exploration of how these bugs hatch, mature, multiply, and — most importantly — how these pesky critters can be squashed. Come join in the moderated Q&A.

We will begin the evening with social time and then the presentation at 7 so there is plenty of time for Q&A, discussion and a bit of networking/wrap-up at the end.

Presenter: Joe Watkins is an Accessibility Consultant with Simply Accessible. Joe has a passion for the web and working with others to make it more usable for everyone.

Moderator: Bruce Elgort is an instructor in the web development program at Clark College. He emphasizes accessibility from day 1 in all of his classes. Bruce is also a low vision user who himself relies on accessibility with his day-to-day activities.

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Write The Docs PDX - Preview Talks at Write The Docs 2017
New Relic

Save the date! We'll give people who are scheduled to speak at the Write The Docs 2017 conference a chance to rehearse their talks.

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Wednesday
Apr 12
Portland SteakOut ft. Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
Morton’s Steakhouse

Date & Time Wednesday, April 12, 2017 11:30 AM

Location: Morton’s the Steakhouse 213 SW Clay Street Portland, OR 97204 (Parking validation instructions will be sent after you register)

Information: You are invited to join MicroAge and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise for a steak lunch and discussion on Hyper-Converged Infrastructure! HPE will be discussing and presenting on: • What makes up a Hyper-Converged solution • Comparing Software-Defined Storage and Hyper-Converged • Best use cases and scenarios for Hyper-Converged solutions • HPE’s game-changing roadmap with the acquisition of Simplivity

Space is limited, so register early!

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OEN PubTalk: Can Portland Be the Next Hub for Artificial Intelligence?
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

There’s a lot more to Artificial Intelligence than self-driving cars. At our April PubTalk, local AI experts will talk about what AI entrepreneurs are working on right here in Portland. They will discuss the opportunities and barriers when it comes to making Portland the next AI hub, including where AI is headed in the next 3-5 years and some of the possibilities they see in the industry based on current technology.

The OEN PubTalk™ is our flagship monthly happy hour — a perfect starting point for new community members and a great place for established members to make new connections.

Held the second Wednesday of every month, OEN PubTalks are what the name implies — an hour of networking followed by a talk on a specified theme. And yes, they take place at a pub.

Our PubTalks usually kick off with a short pitch from an OEN member, followed by audience Q&A. As always, the program will be preceded by time for networking and will include free appetizers and pizza. Registration begins at 5:15 p.m.

Learn more and register at: http://bit.ly/pubtalkai

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#FullStackPDX : Code Critique

Sign up for meetup required.

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PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Coding Study Night
DevNow

Please RSVP on Eventbrite HERE

PDXWIT would like to find out if its members could benefit from a coding study night. Portland is lucky to have many resources for code study available, but these events tend to be focused on a particular language or skillset. We’d like to gather our technical members together for a more open study group. If you have a personal or work project you’d like another set of eyes on, or if you would like to help others with their code, we’d love to have you. So far we have tutors signed up with knowledge of ReactJS, C#, Javascript, CSS, Ruby, HTML and Wordpress: Kelli de Vries, Andrew Brennwald, Sasha Fahrenkopf, Michelle J Levine, Diana Holland, Gloria Anholt

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

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

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Site Reliability Engineering at Dropbox with Tammy Butow
PSU Fourth Avenue Building (FAB) - Room 2500

Please RSVP on Eventbrite https://sre-at-dropbox.eventbrite.com/

Join us on April 12th to learn about Site Reliability Engineering at Dropbox!

Dropbox's Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) team is a hybrid software/systems group which works with traditional software engineering, capacity engineering, and infrastructure teams to ensure that Dropbox runs smoothly.

Thank you Nike and Portland State University for sponsoring this awesome event!

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Thursday
Apr 13
Confessions of an Entrepreneur
CENTRL Office

For 16 years, Steven Marsh has been the CEO & founder of Smarsh®. Smarsh® provides hosted solutions for archiving electronic communications, including email, instant messaging and social media platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. These solutions help organizations manage and enforce flexible, secure and cost-effective compliance and records retention strategies. The company's growth has been recognized at both the local and national level. In 2008 and 2009, Smarsh was named to the "Inc. 500," Inc. magazine's annual analysis of the fastest-growing companies in the United States and has been named to the "Inc. 5000" for seven consecutive years. Deloitte honored the company with a spot on its Technology Fast 500 list for 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 and the Portland Business Journal has ranked Smarsh among its top 100 fastest-growing companies in Oregon in each of the last seven years (including No. 1 in 2009).

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PDXWIT #Action Fireside Chat with Congressman Earl Blumenauer
New Relic

Please RSVP on Eventbrite

Join us on Thursday, April 13th at 5:00 for an informal fireside chat with Congressman Earl Blumenauer at New Relic. Earl Blumenauer is the U.S. Representative for Oregon's 3rd congressional district, serving since 1996. His district includes most of East Portland and cities to the east of Portland.

We will use this as an opportunity to learn how our top issues — Civil Rights, Women's Health, Gender Equity, and Health Care — are playing out on the national stage. The Congressman has an hour to answer questions and so we will be accepting pre submitted questions (you can submit yours here - https://docs.google.com/a/pdxwit.org/forms/d/1fdxGvmkaYR8o_URbVhOcTYFuixIkjREPlRQnpFCege4/viewform?edit_requested=true ) as well as drawing raffle tickets so that we can get as many questions answered as possible in the hour.

The Congressman will be available from 5:30 to 6:30, so please show up on time and either come prepared with questions or submit yours here. We are limiting this event to 200 people so we can all fit in the space, so please RSVP ahead of time if you’d like to attend. Light snacks and drinks will be served.

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

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

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AgilePDX Book Discussion: Beyond Legacy Code by David Scott Bernstein
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Book summary: https://pragprog.com/book/dblegacy/beyond-legacy-code

We read technical and business books to educate and improve ourselves. But learning goes through many stages and deepens as we explain our learning to each other, analyze our thinking, evaluate our understanding and apply our learning.

Beyond Legacy Code provides practical information and valuable insight for both engineers and non-engineers. And, don’t skip a good discussion and beer if you’ve just started reading the book or had to put it down. Since this isn’t a who-done-it mystery, a discussion won’t spoil the ending.

Come join us for a lively conversation. Share your thoughts and new ideas with like-minded folks. Meet new smart people and old friends you never knew were so smart! Deepen your understanding and hear new arguments and observations through this book discussion.

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

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

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Advanced Digital Privacy & Security: Online Anonymity
Free Geek

Join us to understand the mechanics of being truly “anonymous” on the internet and try out various tools for being anonymous. Prerequisite: Must be familiar with basic security and privacy best practice. Bring your own computer.

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Sunday
Apr 16
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

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Monday
Apr 17
NewTech PDX - AR/VR/MR Mashup with Portland VR Meetup
New Relic

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

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

Entry to the event is $10 - $20 online, or $25 at the door: Buy Tickets

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

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

Demo #1: Gavin Farrell of PANOGS Demo #2: Michael Balzer of All Things 3D
Demo #3: Stephen Burtt of Aerial Technology
More to come!

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

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Code 102: Introduction to JavaScript (Evenings Apr 17-21)
Code Fellows PDX

Ready to move past the concepts covered in Code 101 or just getting started on your coding journey? Want to work with experienced developers who can help guide you through your introductory learning? Join us for Code 102!

In this week-long evening course, you will become better acquainted with your computer as a developer tool, learn industry vocabulary & shortcuts, and blast through Codecademy’s JavaScript tutorials. You'll gain a better grasp of the programming ecosystem and will be well-positioned to start Code 201.

Schedule: Apr 17 - Apr 21, Mon - Fri, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/code-102-intro-to-javascript-evenings-apr-17-21-2017-tickets-31850082454?aff=facebook

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

We normally have 12- 24 attendees - some people register on Meetup, others show up every week or see the event on Calagator. All are welcome.

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

This week we will do introductions at 6:20 then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

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

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

Free parking! Save this number in case you need help finding us: (541) 602-6215 We are at 2626 SW Corbett Ave, two buildings down from the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

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PdxDevOps
New Relic

Join us for the October meeting of PdxDevOps.

Agenda:

Speakers: TBH

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 18
Portland Geek Dinner

PADNUG Tuesday, April 18 at 5:30 PM

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

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

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Donut.js
The Cleaners

RSVP Here: http://donutjs.club/tickets/

A fun night of code and donuts!

This month’s event will be on Tuesday, February 28th at 6pm at The Cleaners at The Ace Hotel

Tickets are $10 (includes a donut), and leftover proceeds go to a local non-profit.

This month we are raising money for Portland’s Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization!

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Wednesday
Apr 19
Jr Dev Meetup - Panel: How to Succeed in a New Job as a Jr Developer
Graybox

Hear speakers discuss topics, such as:

• what to expect the first days/weeks on the job

• what to do when you have no clue (when/how to ask questions)

• how to best contribute when you're still learning

• figuring out how to best fit in with your team

• tips for growing your career in your first year or two

• and more...

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Refresh Portland — Building Collaborative and Engaged Communities
FINE

Doors open at 5:30 and close at 6:15. Talk starts at 6pm sharp.

You don’t have to work at or create a startup to bring your innovative ideas to fruition, and you don't have to survive on Ramen and energy drinks to make impactful products that propel your brand or benefit your community. What you do need is a legit value proposition, passion for GSD, an honorable tribe, and a very particular set of skills.

In this talk, Maigh will share her story of survival and evolution in tech over the last 20 years, with a focus on her experiences as an intrapreneur. She’ll share best practices you can take with you when you leave as she takes a deep dive into her latest adventure: building collaborative and engaged communities within a global technical organization.

Our Presenter, Maigh Houlihan

Maigh Houlihan is a Senior Project Manager for Turner’s Global Technology Office, responsible for conceptualizing, designing and implementing technology advancements for the organization’s “Experiences, Activations and Technology” team.

As a 20-year veteran of the technology industry, Maigh’s expertise includes identifying technology trends and gaps and finding cost-effective, creative technology solutions to drive Turner business forward. Key to her role is relationship management; her team supports all Turner brands and corporate groups, ensuring a holistic approach to technology solutions.

She’s helped create some of Turner’s most innovative technologies, such as the March Madness Instabracket, Boss Button for March Madness, NBA real-time voting and video playout on a seven-screen display in Times Square, a Cartoon Network vending machine that uses tweets as currency, a giant iPad to engage PGA digital users, turning the corporate headquarters stairs into a piano for a fitness initiative, and showing TNT’s live streams, scores and tweets of key NCAA, NBA and PGA sporting events on double-decker busses and subway station signs in NY.

Maigh learned to write code on an Apple IIe in the third grade. She drew a pumpkin. Since then, she's graduated to delivering enterprise solutions as well as consumer-facing quick-hits in the media industry for the last 12 years. Her most recent accomplishment was co-founding Ladies in Turner Technology (LiTT), a community of support for women to form relationships and empower each other as they grow professionally.

Maigh is also a freelance photographer, a former board member of the Atlanta Photography Exhibit and co-host of Likemind. She helped found the Atlanta Tweeters group and is active in the Anita Borg Institute. She serves in an advisory capacity for General Assembly and Iron Yard organizations.

Turner, a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news; entertainment; kids and young adult; and sports media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

Follow Maigh on Twitter.

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Portland Mobile .NET Developers Group: Comparing Cross Platform Development with Xamarin, Cordova and RubyMotion
Viewpoint Tech Center

Ryan Niebur will walk through building an example application with three different technologies. We will compare building a cross platform Android/iOS application in C# (Xamarin), JavaScript (Cordova) and Ruby (RubyMotion), and we will explore the similarities and differences. For consistency, each of these applications will be a front-end to the same API running in Azure.

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AgilePDX: First, Ignore the Resume - Reexamining Hiring Practices to Improve Diversity
Puppet

The tech industry has a contentious relationship with diversity. Despite years of highly publicized initiatives aiming to improve diversity in our field, reports show only marginal improvement in the most well-intentioned workplaces. On the contrary, the recent news is full with fresh accounts of issues in tech companies. So, if we care so much about diversity, what’s holding us back from making real progress? Why do we often have such homogeneous teams, and where does this selection start? And what actually makes up a diverse team?

Drawing from his experience as a hiring manager, Dennis explores the biases hidden inside our own hiring practices that can screen out high-quality job candidates. Covering case studies, he shares what the building blocks are for a diverse team, and why we would want to strive to create (or join) one. Dennis’ own non-traditional background made him aware how valuable diverse teams can be, where people with different perspectives collaborate in unique ways to generate novel solutions.

Come bring your questions and an open mind, and join this important discussion. All of us are responsible to recognize where people are marginalized and excluded, especially in the current climate. Being agile means finding better ways to implement things. Let’s be agile about diversity.

BIO: Dennis, a native Portlander, began his career in L.A. working in Film and TV. Four years ago he returned to Portland and joined the software development world, migrating through the different levels to management and agile coach. His focus now is on hiring and coaching successful (and diverse) development teams.

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Thursday
Apr 20
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

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

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Saturday
Apr 22
Oregon Science Startup Forum
Collaborative Life Sciences Building

The Oregon Science Startup Forum is a one-day course in science entrepreneurship.

It's designed for students and professionals of all levels to meet science entrepreneurs, hear from their experiences and meet and connect with intellectual property lawyers and experts in turning science into businesses.

Hosted by the Portland Section of the American Chemical Society.

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Podcast Unconference
NedSpace Broadway

Don't be left out (again), because this sells out (again). Get your ticket today!

The Portland Podcast Cooperative & Bigfoot Podcast Network is hosted Portland’s first Podcast Unconference revolving around the theme of podcasting. This is the second one that attendees wanted, along with people that couldn't get tickets to the first one, because it sold out.

Limited to the first 50 people Saturday April 22nd, 9:00am-4:00pm NedSpace Broadway

The Event
What you don’t need is another presentation, books, or itineraries planned months ahead of time. Instead, what we all really seek when coming to an event is personal value. The best and most meaningful memories come from when we walk away with thought provoking discussions, new relationships, and those do not happen while sitting in lecture. They happen in the discussions that go on amongst the attendees.

The Goal The goal of this unconference is to bring forth the brightest minds in the community that feel strongly around the topic of podcasting in its many versions. Then from there, to open a new doorway for opportunities to connect and learn, all while having fun and making it what you want it to be.

The Facilitator Megan O'Leary the Director of Member Services from OEN is going to facilitate the whole unconference event. A great experienced facilitator makes the event, so prepare yourself for a wonderful time.

9:00am-10:00am Coffee & networking
10:00-11:00am Overview and group agenda setting
11:00-11:45am Session 1
11:45am-12:30pm Session 2
12:30pm-1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm-2:30pm Session 3
2:30pm-3:30pm Session 4
3:30pm-4:00pm Closing remarks

Lunch is included. Capiche.

So, what exactly is an ‘Unconference?’
Think of this as an open conference that is driven by its participants. Unlike traditional conferences, an unconference allows for flexibility, open discussion, and debate, all fueled by its attendees. Innovative conversations with some of the brightest people, important purposes and tasks discussed without any formal agenda, and unplanned dialogue led by ultimately what peaks your interest most.

Why attend?
This is your chance to learn from others, seek out answers, and openly ask questions to what matters most to you.

Come to build a collaborative network, establish partnerships, and be in a close community of people that value the same or similar topics of discussion.

Open your awareness to new ideas for yourself or your business.

Be exposed to new trends, latest issues, new projects, emerging businesses and tools..

Unconferences are proven to be highly productive for whatever issues people feel most strongly about. EXPECT fascinating questions, surprising results, inspiring quotes of laughter, and hard work.

How Does it Work?
Simple, we provide the theme — podcasting. When you arrive, we will kick off with an ice-breaker, introduce everyone, then break off into building the day's agenda around your needs, interests, and areas of expertise.

The sessions will be broken up into 30-minute discussions and spaces are reserved for gatherings that happen throughout the day.

Who should attend?
If you took the time to read through all of this, then YOU! The event is open to anyone with an interest in the topic. The goal is to bring a diverse mix of individuals and professionals from all industries and stages of their podcast. Whether you’re a podcast producer, podcast talent, CEO, a startup founder, possible podcast maker with a new idea, or simply just have interest in the topic of podcasting, we welcome you to join us.

All NedSpace events have a Code of Conduct which all participants, members, partners, visitors, vendors, guests must abide by.

RSVP ASAP https://www.meetup.com/Portland-Podcast-Cooperative/events/236852475/

Advanced Digital Privacy & Security: Wi-Fi Security
Free Geek

Learn the essentials of protecting your home wifi network. Prerequisite: Must be familiar with basic networking. Bring your own computer.

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Monday
Apr 24
PDXWIT Presents a Book Talk - Daring Greatly & Being Wrong
ThinkShout

RSVP on Eventbrite

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

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

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

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

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

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

We normally have 12- 24 attendees - some people register on Meetup, others show up every week or see the event on Calagator. All are welcome.

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

This week we will do introductions at 6:20 then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

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

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

Free parking! Save this number in case you need help finding us: (541) 602-6215 We are at 2626 SW Corbett Ave, two buildings down from the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

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Tuesday
Apr 25
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Happy Hour Networking Event
Squarespace

Please RSVP on Eventbrite

Join us for happy hour at Squarespace! Since we are solidly into spring, many of us are thinking of ways to clean our lives and re-emerge from the rain with new energy. At this event, the theme will be “Empowering you” and the conversation starter will be “What one person or thing has helped you feel more empowered lately?”

While the event is primarily intended for networking, we will have a short segment at 5:30 with the goal of sharing important announcements and showcasing women in our community who are doing great things.

Introduction to Squarespace; be sure to sign up for an information interview during the event using this form.

Brook Shelley, Sr. Developer Relations Engineer at Turbine Labs, will talk to us about salary, capitalism and owning your career.

Rose Medlock, Manager of Instructional Services at Credo Education, will tell us how to be more present when working remote.

Remember, throughout the event we will have an Activity Table for people who want to create during the event. This is a fantastic way to meet others if large groups are not your thing.

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

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

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Portland Geek Dinner - DOWNTOWN!

PADNUG Tuesday, April 25 at 5:30 PM

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

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

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OWASP: Software Composition -- the other 95% of your app's attack surface
New Relic

Abstract

Nobody really writes their own code any more, right? We go out to GitHub and download some libraries for our favorite language to do all the hard things for us. Then we download half a dozen front end frameworks to make it all pretty and responsive and we’re off to the races. In my review I’ve found that more than 90% of the code that makes up an app these days is something we borrowed, not wrote ourselves. Now most of us scan our own code for flaws with Static Analysis tools, but what about all the stuff we didn’t write? How do we know what’s actually in there? I’ll tell you how to find out and keep track of what’s in there, and how to avoid getting pwned because you let a nasty in the back door with that whiz-bang library that does the really cool thing you couldn’t live without.

Speaker

Jeremy Anderson
Cambia Health Solutions

Jeremy Anderson is a Secure Software Architect and CSSLP, with experience developing software solutions for numerous fortune 500 companies for almost 20 years. In 2014 he had a run in with InfoSec that spurred him into action as an AppSec superhero where he’s worked for HP then Veracode. Since early 2016 he’s been working with Cambia Health Solutions, bootstrapping and scaling an Application Security program from the ground up supporting hundreds of developers for dozens of applications. He’s passionate about not just finding security defects, but training ninjas to destroy them.


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


Meetings are free and open to the public.

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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.

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

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Wednesday
Apr 26
Ruby Lunch
Fat Head's Brewery

Eat lunch, chat with fellow Rubyists. All welcome!

Thursday
Apr 27
OEN Angel Oregon 2017 Showcase
Castaway

OEN’s Angel Oregon Showcase is your opportunity to discover breakthrough ideas, explore new markets, and make valuable business connections.

Join over 300 investors, entrepreneurs, and business leaders to get a sneak peek at Oregon’s most exciting up-and-coming companies!

Held annually each April, the Showcase represents a culmination of our Spring Angel Oregon Investment Program for angel investors and entrepreneurs.

During the investment program, early-stage companies compete for an investment award and concept-stage companies compete for a valuable package of goods and services, all while receiving coaching from angel investors and serial entrepreneurs. Meanwhile, new angel investors have a chance to conduct due diligence and learn from experienced investors.

At our annual Showcase, you will:

  • Hear pitches from up-and-coming companies across multiple sectors
  • See the showcased products and services in action at our display area
  • Vote on your favorite concept-stage company
  • Hear from a panel of investors about what goes into selecting a company for investment
  • Learn about the state of angel investing in Oregon, and the status of our past winners, in our popular “Where Are They Now?” segment
  • Network with hundreds of investors, business leaders, and entrepreneurs over lunch and at our closing reception

During the program, we will announce:

  • The concept-stage category winners based on input from an audience vote
  • The winners of $35,000 in cash awards for women and minority entrepreneurs
  • The early-stage category winner of an investment award, historically between $200,000 and $300,000
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Pitch Club PDX
CENTRL Office

Pitch Club is an ongoing monthly series where entrepreneurs can practice their pitch and business plan. Tom Kingsley creates a dynamic and realistic environment to deeply understand what the investors are looking for. It is a great opportunity to network with investors, mentors, and other entrepreneurs.

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Wednesday
May 3
CHIFOO Event: Caring Technologies Designing For Trust And Care
New Relic

CHIFOO presents "Caring Technologies Designing For Trust And Care" with Amelia Abreu, UX Night School!

Technology has the potential to shape the way that we give and receive care and the conditions in which the work of care is done. Yet, can we automate the crucial tasks of caring, and is it in our own interest to do so? How can we design services, along with products and systems, to support care?

About the Speaker

Amelia Abreu (@ameliaabreu) is a Portland-based design researcher, writer, and the founder of UX Night School. She's worked with teams at organizations like Nike, Intel, Mozilla and Microsoft, along with agencies, startups, and cultural institutions. She is a frequent conference speaker, the daughter of two schoolteachers, and generally geeky about how people learn (among other things). Her writing on culture and technology has been featured in the New Inquiry, Motherboard, The Hairpin and the BBC.

Come join CHIFOO for our fifth speaker event for 2017's theme "Thriving in Chaos: Strategies for Good Design".

http://bit.ly/2hx0cXG

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Saturday
May 6
Programming Languages I've Been Meaning To Try But Haven't Gotten Around To Yet
Simple

PLIBMTTBHGATY is a lightly-structured party where people get together and work on a project in a new programming language, either with or just near each other.

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PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Entrepreneurs & Developers Collaboration Dinner
SE Portland

NOTE: This event has a cap of 15 attendees. RSVPing on Meetup does not guarantee an entry. Please sign up - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-entrepreneurs-developers-collaboration-dinner-tickets-31810142994. The exact location of the event will be emailed to the attendees closer to the event

Are you an entrepreneur or software developer interested in collaboration or support? This intimate dinner event will be hosted by a PDXWIT community member, Jesseca Ryan, to bring together entrepreneurs working in tech and software developers who like working on startup projects. Over delicious food and beverages we’ll discuss how we can be allies, support each other’s work, and overcome obstacles in getting a tech startup off the ground. This event is ideal for those who want to engage with the PDXWIT community, but might feel overwhelmed at the larger social events. We hope this event catalyzes connections that develop into something bigger in 2017 and beyond.

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

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

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Monday
May 8
PDXWIT Becoming Eli – My Child’s Journey from Daughter to Son
Jama Software

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

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

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

Website
Monday
May 15
PdxDevOps
New Relic

Join us for the October meeting of PdxDevOps.

Agenda:

Speakers: TBH

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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Wednesday
May 17
Jr Dev Meetup
White Owl Social Club

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

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Thursday
May 18
Portland State Business Accelerator's 13th Annual Company Showcase. Register today!
PSU Business Accelerator

13th Annual PSU Business Accelerator Company Showcase Stories of Launch & Growth

  • Meet innovative entrepreneurs, engineers, students and scientists
  • Companies pitch on the BIG stage
  • Interactive product demos
  • Tour PSU’s 40,000 SF business incubator & wet labs
  • ~30 technology, bioscience and cleantech companies
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

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

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Friday
May 19
#FullStackPDX : Movie Night

Sign up for meetup required.

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Saturday
May 20
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Coderetreat
The Tech Academy

Please RSVP on Eventbrite

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

Come along for a day of codeplay in a supportive environment and help Coderetreat follow the sun during the global celebration of software development! If you were there in Februrary, we look forward to seeing you again. If you missed that event, grab your laptop, your favorite IDE, and come along.

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

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

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Sunday
May 21
PyCon 2017 Job Fair
Oregon Convention Center

The PyCon 2017 Job Fair will take place on Sunday, May 21, 2017 from 10:00am to 1:00pm in Exhibit Hall A/B - Oregon Convention Center.

New for 2017: The job fair is open to the public for a small fee (includes lunch). Tickets are available online. For those looking for work, please bring resumes and business cards

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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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Thursday
Jun 1
PDX Women In Tech(PDXWIT) West Side Happy Hour - Let’s talk User Experience
Salesforce

Please RSVP on Eventbrite

Many of us live and/or work this side of the West Hills, but may not have a professional community convenient to this side of the metro area. Thanks to PDXWIT’s support, our plight for a post-workday meeting has been addressed. Let’s get together to talk about our projects, training efforts, research, and anything else the group is interested in discussing.

Join us for User Experience themed happy hour with fellow women in tech. There will be light food + drinks and networking! Everyone is welcome, including folks like educators, instructors, librarians, and anyone else in the technology space.

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

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

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Saturday
Jun 3
CascadiaRConf
OHSU Collaborative Life Sciences Building

Cascadia R Conference is an R conference serving the Cascadia-ish region (Oregon/Washington/BC).

Check out https://cascadiarconf.com for details - that should be coming out soon.

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Wednesday
Jun 7
CHIFOO Event: How To Get Buy In And Be On The Same Page
New Relic

CHIFOO presents "How To Get Buy In And Be On The Same Page" with Mary Shaw, UX Consultant!

Getting buy-in from project stakeholders is often the most critical piece of the design puzzle. Learn how to successfully collaborate with your stakeholders so everyone is on the same page from the start.

About the Speaker

Mary Shaw (@maryshaw) is a seasoned UX consultant with 20 years of client-facing experience working with Fortune 500 companies, mid-sized businesses and startups. Mary helps clients get more customers and qualified leads by designing digital products that intentionally communicate who the product is for, what they get, and what's next. Mary has worked on a variety of UX design projects for clients including Coca-Cola, Weight Watchers, Unilever, Starbucks, and Conair Corporation.

Come join CHIFOO for our sixth speaker event for 2017's theme "Thriving in Chaos: Strategies for Good Design".

http://bit.ly/2hRlsoN

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Thursday
Jun 15
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

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

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Friday
Jun 16
PDXWIT Increase Diversity by Marketing Your Non-traditional Background
SBI Software

Please RSVP on Eventbrite

Interested in moving into the tech industry but unsure how your non-traditional experience can transfer to a tech job? The event will focus on how to market your non-tech experience to hiring managers in the tech industry, and how your experience can be relevant in a tech role! Employing individuals with a diversity of backgrounds and skills can support tech employers in having a well-rounded workforce which can strengthen a team's ability to produce effective results.

Employers can come to this event to meet job seekers with unique and compelling skill sets, job seekers can come to meet employers committed to diversifying their teams, and all are welcome to hang out, network, and tell their own stories of how they arrived in the tech industry.

Purpose:

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

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

Website
Sunday
Jun 18
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

Website
Monday
Jun 19
PdxDevOps
New Relic

Join us for the October meeting of PdxDevOps.

Agenda:

Speakers: TBH

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!

Website
Tuesday
Jun 20
Open Source Bridge 2017
through Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

Open Source Bridge is an open source developer and maker 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.

For our 9th year, we’re changing things up a little, given the political, cultural, and economic crossroads we find ourselves at right now. We’ve added a new track to explore how activists are using technology, how open source communities are supporting activists, and how other open source and activist communities intersect. To encourage new connections, we’re also holding a project night in the Hacker Lounge to partner with community groups and individual projects looking for new contributors and adding a Community Organizer track to our Friday Unconference day.

Learn more: http://opensourcebridge.org

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Wednesday
Jun 21
Jr Dev Meetup
White Owl Social Club

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

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Monday
Jun 26
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Never Take The First Offer
FINE

Please RSVP on Eventbrite

We’ve all been at the negotiation table, whether we choose to participate or not. While it’s easy to avoid this short-lived discomfort, doing so can cost the average person around $500,000 in lost income over the course of their lifetime. Making the decision to negotiate is the first step — this talk will help with the rest.

In this talk, we will discuss the circumstances that have lead to the pervasive underpaying of minority groups; the ways that companies can improve the situation; and how we, as job seekers, can take the reins and better advocate for our own value.

Tiberius Hefflin recently graduated from the University of West of Scotland with a degree in computer security. She has relocated to Portland, OR, where she evangelizes for privacy and security while contracting as a Security Evaluation Engineer at Intel. She is passionate about encouraging small children to take the plunge into STEM and about laughing at cats on the internet.

She just stepped away from the negotiation table and was able to attain a 50% increase in pay. She will share the tools and tricks she used to get there:

How you can use the same tools to be a confident negotiator during interviews and workplace reviews.

How some psychological tricks can help boost your confidence and success.

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

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

Website
Monday
Jul 10
Chain React 2017
through Gerding Theater at the Armory

The React Native Conference will be comprised of multiple talks on React Native given by mobile software engineers at Facebook, AirBnB, and others, on a variety of topics from beginner to expert level. We’re expecting a few hundred attendees and are working hard to put on a great conference.

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PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) "She started it" Movie Screening
PGE

Please RSVP on Eventbrite

You’re invited to join a special screening of a ground-breaking film that tells the story of five young women who dare to compete in the ruthless, male-dominated world of high tech start-ups.

Trailer: http://www.shestarteditfilm.com/about-the-film/trailer/

Even if becoming a founder isn’t your dream, this film is a must-see. The women who produced and directed the film explore female under-representation and gender inequity in tech, as well as issues many women face such as risk aversion and self-doubt. The filmmakers’ goal, as stated on indigogo, “is to inspire young women to become entrepreneurs and consider careers in tech, and also educate about how to sustain that career.”

By following the story of these five founders, you’ll be amazed to see what ingenuity, hard work, temerity, and focus can accomplish. We intend to create an even more impactful experience by inviting the members of PDXWIT to watch this film together. This event is another opportunity to realize that our strength and talent is changing the future of technology.

Read more about “She Started It,” at Indiewire.

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

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

Website
Wednesday
Jul 12
CHIFOO Event: Storytelling Versus Specifications: The Politics Of Introducing New Design In A Large Organization
New Relic

CHIFOO presents "Storytelling Versus Specifications: The Politics Of Introducing New Design In A Large Organization" with Colin Bay, Thug Design | Dwayne King, Pinpoint. | Chris Tobias, Technology Association of Oregon!

Innovation is all the rage today. But how do you actually get your crazy, life changing ideas turned into real products when you work for a large, complex organization? Check out our panel of seasoned troublemakers to learn how you too can become a force for change within a large team and still keep your job.

About the Speakers

Colin Bay, Thug DesignColin Bay, Thug Design

Colin Bay is Chief Research Officer for Thug Design, a user research and design agency in NW Portland. He has been working in user experience since before it was ever called that, from WordPerfect to Intel to Thug, and some companies in between. HThug works chiefly with companies in the Fortune 100, along with a variety of smaller, up-and-coming clients.

Dwayne King, Pinpoint.Dwayne King, Pinpoint.

Dwayne (@dwayne_king) has led strategic teams for over 15 years, always asking them for less; Less complexity, less ego, less whiz-bang, and less copycat thinking. Leaving more room for elegant, useful design and emergent strategies that bring something new into the world.

Chris Tobias, TAO & GE HealthcareChris Tobias, Technology Association of Oregon

Chris currently serves as Lead Systems Integrator for GE Healthcare leading software projects for the Sochi and Rio Olympics, electronic prescribing, patient records and next generation cloud healthcare software. He is also Chairman of the Technology Association of Oregon’s Digital Health Community which hosts Oregon’s largest health technology innovation events and forums.

Come join CHIFOO for our seventh speaker event for 2017's theme "Thriving in Chaos: Strategies for Good Design".

http://bit.ly/2hwYlly

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Monday
Jul 17
PdxDevOps
New Relic

Join us for the October meeting of PdxDevOps.

Agenda:

Speakers: TBH

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!

Website
Thursday
Jul 20
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

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

Website
Wednesday
Aug 2
CHIFOO Event: CHIFOO Annual Bowling Party
AMF Pro 300 Lanes aka Powell Bowl

CHIFOO presents our Annual Bowling Party!

Come join us for the annual CHI-Bowl and enjoy some indoor sports. Dig out your bowling shirt and come bowl a few games, or just hang out and socialize with your friends and colleagues. Families are welcome, too! And very special prizes will be awarded. You need not bowl to win!

Don't be a turkey get some turkeys. Don’t forget your socks and lucky bowling ball!

Cost CHIFOO members get in free. Non-members or guests get the full bowling package for just $10, and bring the kids—your entire family can bowl for $20! It’s a heck of a deal.

Come join CHIFOO on September 6th for our eighth speaker event next month for 2017's theme "Thriving in Chaos: Strategies for Good Design".

http://bit.ly/2htyTKA

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Thursday
Aug 17
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

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

Website
Monday
Aug 21
PdxDevOps
New Relic

Join us for the October meeting of PdxDevOps.

Agenda:

Speakers: TBH

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!

Website
Thursday
Aug 24
Certified Scrum Master (CSM) Training
through McMenamins Kennedy School

A Certified ScrumMaster® helps project teams properly use Scrum, increasing the likelihood of the project's overall success. CSMs understand Scrum values, practices, and applications and provide a level of knowledge and expertise above and beyond that of typical project managers. CSMs act as "servant leaders," helping the rest of the Scrum team work together and learn the Scrum framework. CSMs also protect the team from both internal and external distractions.

To earn your CSM certificate, you must take a CSM course from a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) or Endorsed Scrum Trainer (EST) and demonstrate your progress through our online CSM test. The first step toward your CSM is familiarizing yourself with Scrum. Then attend an in-person, two-day (16 hour) CSM course taught by a Scrum Alliance Authorized Trainer. After successfully completing the course, you will need to pass the CSM exam. To get a passing score, you must correctly answer 24 of the 35 questions. You will be eligible for 16 Scrum Education Units (SEUs) upon completion of this course. After you pass the CSM exam, you will be asked to accept the License Agreement and complete your Scrum Alliance membership profile.

This 2 day (16 hours) course fulfills the classroom requirement to become a CSM.

10% of PROCEEDS WILL GO TO CHICK TECH PORTLAND https://portland.chicktech.org/

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Wednesday
Sep 6
nginx.conf 2017
through The Nines Hotel

nginx.conf is an annual conference for technical professionals who are passionate about modern application development and delivery.

This three-day conference will bring together users and customers alike for hands-on learning, direct access to NGINX experts, and thought-provoking presentations about best practices and techniques in application architecture and infrastructure, including microservices, DevOps, cloud, and containers.

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CHIFOO Event: Launching An Innovation Team
New Relic

CHIFOO presents "Launching An Innovation Team" with Erik Goodfriend, Humanity Innovation Labs!

The journey from product ideation to launch is full of challenges. Those challenges need a team able to combine the right resources, tools and insight with product strategy, design thinking, and business model design.

About the Speakers

Erik Goodfriend (@egoodfriend) combines product strategy, design thinking, and business model innovation to help organization’s realize their strategic goals. He leads business and commercialization strategy at Humanity Innovation Labs, developing scalable wearable systems that shift the healthcare paradigm from provider driven to consumer directed. Erik also works as a product development manager at Providence Health Plan, developing insurance products that incentivize positive health decisions by consumers and cost effective care delivery by providers.

Come join CHIFOO for our ninth speaker event for 2017's theme "Thriving in Chaos: Strategies for Good Design".

http://bit.ly/2iv1ros

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Friday
Sep 15
Affect Conf 2017
through Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

Affect Conf is a 2-day event that's part conference and part volunteering with local nonprofits. Join us for our second year as we explore the work, culture, and design of social change.


Fri, Sept 15
Talks
Lunch
5-min Attendee Spotlights
Talks

Sat, Sept 16
Off-site volunteering with nonprofits
Lunch
Talks


Call for speakers is now open (deadline is April 7, 11:59pm): https://affectconf.com/speak

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Monday
Sep 18
PdxDevOps
New Relic

Join us for the October meeting of PdxDevOps.

Agenda:

Speakers: TBH

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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Thursday
Sep 21
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

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

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Wednesday
Oct 4
CHIFOO Event: Designers Stop Learning Code; Coders Stop Learning Design
New Relic

CHIFOO presents "Designers Stop Learning Code; Coders Stop Learning Design: A Better Solution to Improving Team (mis)Communication." with James Stone, James Stone Consulting!

Most designers may have heard something like, “learn to code like your life depends on it”. Some days it looks like everyone is searching for the mythical unicorn designer/developer. While individuals like this do exist that can cross disciplines, in general, this advice is misguided. Bad for you, bad for your team, and bad for your organization.

About the Speaker

James Stone (@JAMESSTONEco) is an award-winning web designer and a top contributor to ZURB Foundation. He has written for UX Pin and ZURB University and is an Adjunct Professor of Art at Penn State's School of Visual Art. He has presented at TEDxPSU, Harvard University Extension School, and the HTML5 Dev Conference.

Come join CHIFOO for our tenth speaker event for 2017's theme "Thriving in Chaos: Strategies for Good Design".

http://bit.ly/2hRy9jc

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Saturday
Oct 7
CAT BarCamp
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

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

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

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

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Monday
Oct 16
PdxDevOps
New Relic

Join us for the October meeting of PdxDevOps.

Agenda:

Speakers: TBH

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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Thursday
Oct 19
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

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

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Friday
Oct 20
Security BSides Portland
through Oregon Convention Center

Security BSides Portland 2017 is the 7th annual BSidesPDX!

The event is FREE, but register ahead of time to guarantee space: http://bsidespdx2017.eventzilla.net/ We have PCB badges, T-shirts (including women's sizes!), and bags to give away, but we will be giving them to donors first.

BSides PDX is a gathering of the most interesting infosec minds in Portland and the Pacific Northwest! Our passion about all things security has driven attendance from other parts of the country. Our goal is to provide an open environment for the InfoSec community to engage in conversations, learn from each other and promote knowledge sharing and collaboration. The Portland and greater Northwest information security community spans a broad spectrum of participation from CISOs, Fortune 100 company security experts, small business system admins, to independent security researchers.

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Thursday
Nov 2
Certified Scrum Master (CSM) Training
through McMenamins Kennedy School

A Certified ScrumMaster® helps project teams properly use Scrum, increasing the likelihood of the project's overall success. CSMs understand Scrum values, practices, and applications and provide a level of knowledge and expertise above and beyond that of typical project managers. CSMs act as "servant leaders," helping the rest of the Scrum team work together and learn the Scrum framework. CSMs also protect the team from both internal and external distractions.

To earn your CSM certificate, you must take a CSM course from a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) or Endorsed Scrum Trainer (EST) and demonstrate your progress through our online CSM test. The first step toward your CSM is familiarizing yourself with Scrum. Then attend an in-person, two-day (16 hour) CSM course taught by a Scrum Alliance Authorized Trainer. After successfully completing the course, you will need to pass the CSM exam. To get a passing score, you must correctly answer 24 of the 35 questions. You will be eligible for 16 Scrum Education Units (SEUs) upon completion of this course. After you pass the CSM exam, you will be asked to accept the License Agreement and complete your Scrum Alliance membership profile.

This 2 day (16 hours) course fulfills the classroom requirement to become a CSM.

10% of PROCEEDS WILL GO TO CHICK TECH PORTLAND https://portland.chicktech.org/

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Wednesday
Nov 8
CHIFOO Event: Now That’s Risky Business – Selling UX To The Security Techies
New Relic

CHIFOO presents "Now That’s Risky Business – Selling UX To The Security Techies" with Andrew Sweany, Tripwire!

Software for tech savvy system admins and security analysts doesn’t need to be easy to use, right? Wrong. Providing good software to the folks keeping our data safe is much more important than one click shoe shopping.

About the Speaker

Andrew (@andrewsweany) began as a Human Factors Engineer at Intel in 2000 and since that time has completed countless user research activities on a huge range of products (software, hardware, web/desk, tablet, & mobile) across the entire life cycle (from emerging concepts to well established enterprise and consumer products).

Come join CHIFOO for our eleventh and final speaker event for 2017's theme "Thriving in Chaos: Strategies for Good Design".

http://bit.ly/2imCE8Q

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Thursday
Nov 16
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

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

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Thursday
Dec 21
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

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

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