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Thursday
May 4
#FullStackPDX : Code Critique

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Friday
May 19
#FullStackPDX : Movie Night

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Friday
Sep 8
#FullStackPDX : Movie Night

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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

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Wednesday
Jul 19
Agile in Context: How to Improve Agile Development Using the Cynefin Framework
Puppet

Have you ever wondered why some Agile concepts work well in one context and not so well in other contexts? With so many tools, techniques, models, methods, practices, and principles available, how do you decide which ones are appropriate for a given situation?

Agile methods, practices, and principles are successful primarily because they are effective heuristics. Heuristics are anything that provide a plausible aid or direction in the solution of a problem. All heuristics work by exploiting the structure of an environment, so heuristics work well in some environments and less well (or not at all) in others. We need to understand why and where Agile methods and practices work - and where they don’t - in order to adopt, tailor, use, and improve them.

Cynefin is a sensemaking framework that helps people understand their context or situation in order to take appropriate action. The Cynefin framework can be used to select Agile heuristics appropriate for the environment (e.g. use Scrum here, and Kanban there) rather than defaulting to a single, recipe-based approach for all situations. Agile heuristics are especially important and useful for complex and complicated environments, where practitioners must work continuously to understand their context, and then respond quickly and flexibly to meet rapidly-changing needs.

Agile in Context helps practitioners understand not only how, but also why Agile methods and practices work across different contexts. Understanding Agile in context increases the chances for successful adoptions and highlights areas where new methods need to be developed or repurposed from other disciplines. Treating Agile as a set of heuristics will also reduce recipe-based, dogmatic approaches that are fairly pervasive in the community at large today.

Learning Outcomes: By the end of the session, participants should be able to: -- describe what heuristics are and why they work -- describe the Cynefin Framework -- use the Cynefin framework to identify and select heuristics to improve Agile development -- find additional information for continued learning

Optional Pre-Work: A Leader’s Framework for Decision Making https://hbr.org/2007/11/a-leaders-framework-for-decision-making

About the Speaker:

Dan Walsh is a Founder and Principal of nuCognitive (www.nuCognitive.com). He has over a decade of expertise in accelerating product development, driving culture change, and transforming organizations. As a recognized leader in Lean Startup, org transformations, and complex adaptive systems, Walsh helps clients to resolve complex, intractable problems resistant to traditional methods. He is an advocate for the integration of learning with work, the cultivation of cultures where people thrive, and the application of heuristics to deliver holistic solutions to customer problems.

Dan Walsh has a BS and an MS in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M. He also has an MS in Systems Engineering and an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Thursday
Jun 1
Agile Practitioners Book Club: Reading Joy, Inc.
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

This month, the Agile Practitioners Book Club meets to discuss Joy, Inc.: How We Built a Workplace People Love:- by Richard Sheridan

The book looks at the workplace and how designing spaces with joy in mind influences the organization. May of you have probably had experiences (hits and misses?) with designing with the team health and happiness in mind. Come share your ideas on the book and the topic in general - over a beer with your Agile peers.

We'll be meeting at Lucky Lab on Hawthorne and hope to see you there!

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Friday
May 5
AgilePDX Dntn Pub Lunch: Team Health and Happiness Metrics
McMenamins Ringlers Pub

What are the characteristics of team health? How do you know if your team is happy? Are there metrics for this? Yes!

Come on down to Ringler’s and sit in with the Pub Lunchers while they talk about team health and happiness, what metrics they’ve found useful, and whether you should even use metrics to measure health and happiness. (Happiness? Metrics?)

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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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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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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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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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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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, Microsoft, Callstack, Amazon, MLS, Gudog, SalesForce, EventBrite, Exponent, Formidable Labs, React Native Training, Instrument 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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Thursday
May 18
ChickTech Portland - PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Happy Hour Networking Event
Urban Studio

** Please RSVP on Eventbrite HERE **

Join us for happy hour at Urban Studio, sponsored by Lyft and in partnership with Tech Ladies!

As a woman-focused community, we’ve decided it is no longer enough for our support of other underrepresented groups to be implied. This month, we’ve decided it is time to focus on the interconnectedness of the various social categorizations and dedicate the theme of this event to “Intersectionality,” with a conversation starter of “What’s a recent book, writer or film that has changed your perspective?”

While the event is primarily intended for networking, we will have a short segment at 5:30 to share important announcements and showcase two women from Lyft!

Introduction to Lyft, including what they do and what job opportunities are available!

Lita Cho, Senior Software Engineer at Lyft, will talk to us about how intersectionality has been woven into the company’s diversity and inclusion efforts.

Janani Sundarrajan, Software Engineer at Lyft, will talk about Lyft’s progressive Gender Inclusion and Affirmation policy which was recently released.

During the event, we’ll have an Activity Table where people can get creative. This is a fantastic way to meet others if large groups are not your thing. If you have trouble finding it, look forMeg Aul, our Event Activities Director.

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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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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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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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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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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Wednesday
Sep 6
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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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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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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Wednesday
May 17
CNPDX and OpenStack May: Kubernetes + Openstack
New Relic

Red Hat's Ben Kero will be talking about deploying a Kubernetes cluster on your own OpenStack cloud or a public cloud, then using OpenStack's load balancer resources to handle your app's ingress traffic. Given time and inclination he might also talk about creating an OpenStack-Kubernetes sandwich (Tur-cloud-en).

Please RSVP through Meetup so that we can get a headcount for refreshments. If you hate meetup and want to RSVP anyway, then email josh-at-berkus.org

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Saturday
Jul 8
Code 101 - Immersive Workshop: Intro to Web Development
Code Fellows PDX

This one-day immersive workshop is the perfect place to figure out if coding is for you. Learn how websites are built and code one yourself working in a team environment using industry-standard tools and practices.

Get a feel for what a career in coding is like, plus a taste of the Code Fellows PDX learning experience. Meet Alumni for Q & A after the workshop.

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Saturday
Aug 5
Code 101 - Immersive Workshop: Intro to Web Development
Code Fellows PDX

This one-day immersive workshop is the perfect place to figure out if coding is for you. Learn how websites are built and code one yourself working in a team environment using industry-standard tools and practices.

Get a feel for what a career in coding is like, plus a taste of the Code Fellows PDX learning experience. Meet Alumni for Q & A after the workshop.

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Saturday
May 13
Code 101 Immersive Workshop: Intro to Web Development
Code Fellows PDX

This one-day immersive workshop is the perfect place to figure out if coding is for you. Learn how websites are built and code one yourself working in a team environment using industry-standard tools and practices.

Get a feel for what a career in coding is like, plus a taste of the Code Fellows PDX learning experience. Meet Alumni for Q & A after the workshop.

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Saturday
Jun 10
Code 101 Immersive Workshop: Intro to Web Development
Code Fellows PDX

This one-day immersive workshop is the perfect place to figure out if coding is for you. Learn how websites are built and code one yourself working in a team environment using industry-standard tools and practices.

Get a feel for what a career in coding is like, plus a taste of the Code Fellows PDX learning experience. Meet Alumni for Q & A after the workshop.

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Monday
Jul 17
Code 102 - Bootcamp Prep: Intro to Software Development in JavaScript
through Code Fellows PDX

Get ready for our bootcamp program (Code 201 and Code 301) by working with experienced developers who will guide you through the required bootcamp pre-work.

You'll also learn more about git and sharing code, become acquainted with your computer as a developer tool, and get exposed to new vocabulary, tips, and shortcuts.

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Monday
Oct 9
Code 102 - Bootcamp Prep: Intro to Software Development in JavaScript
through Code Fellows PDX

Get ready for our bootcamp program (Code 201 and Code 301) by working with experienced developers who will guide you through the required bootcamp pre-work.

You'll also learn more about git and sharing code, become acquainted with your computer as a developer tool, and get exposed to new vocabulary, tips, and shortcuts.

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Wednesday
May 3
Creating Magnetic Organizational Cultures
ComedySportz

An Applied Improv Network Special Event: Creating Magnetic Organizational Cultures with Bård Brænde

“Moving from Parity to Differentiation: Creating Magnetic Cultures through Applied Improv”

AIN Portland is pleased to welcome Bård Brænde to present a special workshop in Portland, Oregon! Bård is a popular consultant, lecturer and mentor in his home country, working with some of Scandinavia’s leading brands and organizations to help them become thriving, magnetic cultures.

WHAT: AI Lecture and Workshop by visiting practitioner Bård Brænde WHEN: May 3, Wednesday, 6-9 pm. First half hour is social mixer. WHERE: ComedySportz,1963 NW Kearney St., Portland, OR COST: FREE and open to the public

Two decades in business consulting and AI led Bård to the creation of his core framework for transforming corporate cultures. In this session, Bård will introduce his 3-step framework and his methods, as well as lead a workshop on how everyone of us could use this as part of our own work/public speaking. The framework is designed to differentiate an organisation and truly develop a "best company in the world" mindset in its customers and internal staff. This is particularly useful to organizations going through a strategic transformation, building innovation capability, or adding diversity to the culture.

We hope to see you there!

Your event organizers Patricia Colley ([email protected]) Barbara Tint ([email protected]) Patrick Short ([email protected])

Want a preview? Read a google translated version of Bårds page at his management here: https://translate.google.no/translate?hl=&sl=no&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.athenas.no%2Fflx%2Fforedragsholdere%2Fbaard-braende-foredragsholder

Or check out the these English videos Bård created on cultivating great corporate culture. http://curious.no/omoss/aspects-of-play/

Friday
May 5
CSS: Fish Schooling
Harder House

When: Friday, May 5th, 2017

  4-4:30 informal discussion
  4:30-5:30 main discussion
  5:30-6 informal discussion

This month, we'll be discussing fish schools and, in particular, the relationship between individual behaviors and the resulting attributes of the collecive. Here's the primary paper we'll be discussing:

From behavioural analyses to models of collective motion in fish schools

Ugo Lopez, Jacques Gautrais, Iain D. Couzin and Guy Theraulaz

http://rsfs.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/early/2012/09/26/rsfs.2012.0033

Here is a couple of (inadequate) videos.

Without "emergence": Fish Schools | BLUE WORLD ACADEMY https://youtu.be/KkkgZWlBcSE

With "emergence": How do schools of fish swim in harmony? - Nathan S. Jacobs https://youtu.be/dkP8NUwB2io

Monday
May 1
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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Friday
May 5
Designers Taking Action
AIA Center for Architecture

Design has an extensive impact on how social movements are activated. Designers are engaging in campaigns and social issues at increasing levels, and non-designers are learning and implementing design practices for a more effective movement. Design is employed to shape activism, including everything from establishing a voice and brand, to empathizing with an audience and rapidly prototyping to maximize your impact.

Kicking off this monthly event will be speaker Natalie Sundeleaf Sept, who has found her passion at the intersection of activism, engagement, art, and design.

Natalie will discuss how designers, makers, and artists react to times of change through both resistance and forward thinking. Natalie calls herself a meeter and a maker, and turned her energy into activism when she worked on Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Post-election, Natalie returned to PDX and organized What Now, a powerful event at Revolution Hall discussing the future of the Portland community with 1500 passionate attendees.

Taking place at the Center for Architecture the morning of May 5th, this presenter will help convey to attendees the power of design in social activism. Complete with breakfast and coffee, the kickoff of Design Museum Mornings is not to be missed!

DMMornings


Design Museum Mornings is a monthly event series brought to you by Design Museum Portland. These events are meant to inspire you before your day begins and bring you closer to the Design Museum Portland community. Each event will include a short presentation by a local thought-leader, free breakfast, and great people to wake up with. These events are hosted and sponsored by various generous businesses of the Greater Portland area. If you are interested in hosting one of these events, please check out our host page for more information.

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Saturday
Apr 29
EAST Knowledge - "Coffee Break" #7
Gresham Library Meeting Room

Come join us for some “tech-talk” at the Gresham Library! It's been a little while since we last met, and EAST Knowledge is changing our overall format up a bit. We'd like to do more regular, informal gatherings and have talks when the opportunities present themselves.

So with that in mind, we hope you join us in this informal gathering to talk shop, show what we're working on, help each other, and hear from others interested in technology. If you are not yet familiar with our group, this is a nice opportunity to drop by and introduce yourself. We’ll have light refreshments, and some of us may get together for lunch afterwards. We look forward to seeing you there! All are welcome!

  • What: Coffee Break
  • Where: Large meeting room at the Gresham Library
  • When: 10:00am - Noon, Saturday, April 29th, 2017
  • Why: Sharing what we know with other tech enthusiasts
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Wednesday
May 17
Ethereum PDX - Beers and Blockchains

Talk about the latest happenings in the world of Ethereum and its general intellectual neighborhood. Get some help with setting things up. Ask questions and get answers. Have a pint or two while you're at it.

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Wednesday
Jun 21
Ethereum PDX - Beers and Blockchains

Talk about the latest happenings in the world of Ethereum and its general intellectual neighborhood. Get some help with setting things up. Ask questions and get answers. Have a pint or two while you're at it.

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Wednesday
Jul 19
Ethereum PDX - Beers and Blockchains

Talk about the latest happenings in the world of Ethereum and its general intellectual neighborhood. Get some help with setting things up. Ask questions and get answers. Have a pint or two while you're at it.

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Wednesday
May 17
Four Viewpoints on SAFe
Puppet

The Scaled Agile Framework has become a strong force among enterprises pursuing agility. And with it have come strong opinions—in some cases, almost armed camps. This makes no sense. So, in the pursuit of sense, AgilePDX will host a panel of four experienced agilists all with different perspectives on SAFe, from the relatively naïve, to the roundly and soundly certified, to the confirmed skeptic. Come join us. This ought to be a ball!

Come prepared to hear four distinct viewpoints and bring your questions. We have experts!

Jean Richardson (panel facilitator), like many of our panelists, is a member of the AgilePDX Coordinating Committee. She is a coach providing support and guidance for agile-aspiring organizations and leaders in transition grappling with models that function to support agility and navigate complexity. Her background includes depth in traditional and agile project management, formal mediation, and training. Her client list ranges from large (Intel, State of Oregon, City of Portland, Portland General Electric, and Cambia Health Systems) to small (Idealist and Thug Interactive) organizations. Her background in SAFe includes many years of observation and some training (SAFe Agilist certification) with a dip in the pool to test the pH. She was a reviewer on the Enterprise Agile track for the Agile Alliance 2017 conference.

Dave Gipp is currently supporting agile teams on a large SAFe transformation in Portland as a part of the agile coaching cohort at Slalom consulting. Over ten years ago, he began his agile journey dealing with issues of scaling while with Laika Animation Studios as the lead agile coach for their software R&D division. Since that time Dave has worked with dozens of large organizations, such as Cisco, DreamWorks, Marvel, Lattice, and Nike, helping them build and scale their agile fluency. Dave is a SAFe Program Consultant (SPC4), Certified Facilitator/Coach (icAgile ATF), Certified Scrum Practitioner (CSP) and Certified Scrum Master (CSM). Dave is also fluent in organizational transformation and is Prosci® Change Management certified.

Lorie Gordon has a background in Software Engineering, leading teams for the past 10 years in a three-fold role of Software Development Manager, Scrum Master, and Project Manager. Working for four global organizations, Lorie has led several distributed teams with members in North America, APAC, EMEA, and Armenia. Her first team lead a successful grassroots initiative to bring Agile-scrum into the software development practice and across the organization. Once the framework was proven, she guided the continued adoption of Agile-scrum partnering and reducing silos within co-located offices and across the globe.

Lorie focuses on coaching and practicing scrum within a team-oriented framework as a dedicated Scrum Master. Her recent introduction to SAFe is teaching her a formal enterprise level planning method that is partially implemented in teams she works with. She volunteers with AgilePDX and attends local gatherings including AONW, ProductCamp, and PNSQC.

Adam Light helps technology leaders use Lean and Agile methods to deliver results and build innovative high-performing organizations. As a consultant to enterprise clients, Adam focuses on pragmatic techniques that increase organizational capacity by improving leadership capability. Adam has more than 20 years of technology experience. He began his career as a software developer before becoming a manager of projects and people. Adam first experienced the power of Lean and Agile methods when he implemented them as Director of Planning and Program Management at TransUnion and has run his own consulting practice since 2008.

Adam is a founding member of the Agile Fluency Project, which helps coaches, consultants, and change agents put the insights of the Agile Fluency Model into practice. The Agile Fluency Project envisions a world where Agile is done well in every organization, where all teams practice effectively to sustain continuous improvement, and where each team performs at a level of fluent proficiency that is fit to purpose.

Rhea Stadick applies leading edge techniques to accelerate business results across complex, global organizations. She's driven by the need to do the right things right and ensure healthy workplaces that support diversity of thought and encourage continuous improvement and learning. Over the last 10 years she's led grassroots efforts and initiatives to establish improved ways of working that focus on fast value delivery and sustainable development. As one of the early adopters of Agile at Intel Corporation, Rhea helped to foster other change agents in this space and cleared a path to enable Agile to be an accepted and embraced way of working across 100,000+ people and over 60 countries. As a systems engineer, she has developed an expertise in Complex Adaptive Systems and applying practical methods to work in dynamic contexts. Rhea is a TEDx speaker and keynoter on topics including new approaches for modern business and thriving in changing environments. She currently consults on large Agile transformations.

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Monday
May 1
Free Code Camp PDX Hangout
Phase 2

Welcome campers! We meet every other Monday at Phase2 :) Like our previous meetings this is a laid back study/networking session. Bring your laptops and questions . All levels of experience welcome. www.freecodecamp.com

please RVSP on meetup so we can get a headcount.

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Monday
May 15
Free Code Camp PDX Hangout
Phase2

Welcome campers! We meet every other Monday at Phase2 :) Like our previous meetings this is a laid back study/networking session. Bring your laptops and questions . All levels of experience welcome. www.freecodecamp.com

please RVSP on meetup so we can get a headcount.

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Monday
May 29
Free Code Camp PDX Hangout
Phase 2

Welcome campers! We meet every other Monday at Phase2 :) Like our previous meetings this is a laid back study/networking session. Bring your laptops and questions . All levels of experience welcome. www.freecodecamp.com

please RVSP on meetup so we can get a headcount.

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Wednesday
May 10
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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Wednesday
Jun 7
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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Wednesday
Jul 12
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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Wednesday
Aug 2
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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Wednesday
Sep 13
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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Wednesday
Oct 4
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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Wednesday
Nov 8
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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Wednesday
Dec 6
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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Tuesday
Jul 18
Ignite TAO: Bend v1
Wille Hall, Central Oregon Community College

Bend draws a diverse crowd of practitioners, researchers, administrators, entrepreneurs, consultants and business professionals. The promise of new ideas and exciting solutions to difficult problems brings everyone together.

Ignite is a high-energy evening of 5-minute talks by local people who have a burning idea and the guts to get onstage and share their personal and professional passions. Bend will focus on topics around all kinds of tech. What new products, services or research can really take technology to the next level? Quick, fun, thought-provoking, social, local, and global - Ignite is all of these and more.

Apply Proposals should be submitted online by May 19th, 2017. Once submitted, your proposal will be reviewed by the Ignite team. Please include your contact information in case the team has questions about your proposal. Everyone who submits a proposal will be notified on the status of their application by June 30th.

Why attend Ignite TAO: Bend v1?

As an attendee, you'll learn about emerging, innovative, unconventional, inspiring, locally-sourced concepts and tools, and connect with a diverse and passionate crowd of like-minded tech innovation enthusiasts. Most of all, you will have fun!

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Saturday
Jun 24
IndieWeb Summit 2017
through TBD

The IndieWeb movement is a global community that is building an open set of principles and methods that empower people to take back ownership of identity and data instead of sharecropping on 3rd party websites.

Join us in downtown Portland for two days of a BarCamp-style gathering of web creators building and sharing open web technologies to empower users to own their own identities & content, and advance the state of the indie web!

You’ll learn about ways to empower yourself to own your data, create and publish content on your own site, and only optionally syndicate to third-party silos. Along the way you’ll get a solid grounding in the history and future of domain ownership, Microformats, IndieAuth, Webmention, Micropub and more!

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Saturday
May 13
Intel Scrum Certification Workshop
Portland State University Engineering Building Room 510

Want to learn how to take your projects to the next level Practical, Hands-on Training for Scrum

Join us for an all day Scrum workshop on May 13th, 2017; hosted by the IBEA featuring Suzanne Ward MBA MEng PMP CSM CSPO PSM CSP, a Scrum Master & Agile Coach/Trainer from Intel. Our world is changing fast. Markets and consumers are demanding faster, cheaper and better products. Demands for quicker turnaround on new product development and innovation have only increased. How do companies like Google, Yahoo, Amazon, and Apple keep up? They practice agile techniques, in particular they utilize scrum to manage their projects. Scrum has the power to transform project management across every industry, every business, and even across your personal life. By using Scrum, you’ll become more agile, discovering how to react more quickly and respond more accurately to the inevitable change that comes your way. By staying focused, collaborating, and communicating with customers and your team, you can accomplish what truly needs to be done — successfully. Come get a taste of the future of project management and learn about the Scrum process. This one day classroom training with exercises will cover the material from scrum introduction certification class and Product Owner role in the Scrum Process.

STRUCTURE OF EVENT: Day 1 – Learn about the Scrum Process, Learn what a Scrum Master is responsible for, come away with insights on how to manage your next project

BENEFITS Retain more information because of our unique hands-on approach; based on the latest research into brain science Be entertained by stories from our real-world experienced and knowledgeable instructors Maximize investments already made by gaining valuable Professional Development Units (PDUs) Increase your personal worth within your company and in the marketplace Network with people from Intel Corporation and other software companies

Additional for Audience: SW Engineers: eXtreme Programming, Test Driven Development, Pair Programming Project Managers: Bridging the Gap between Project Management and Scrum

WHO SHOULD COME? People whose work is completed through projects and through teams; Software Engineers, Marketing Professionals, Project Managers, Technology Professionals.

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS? FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: PLEASE CONTACT US AT [email protected]. THERE WILL BE FOOD AND COFFEE!

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Thursday
May 4
Intro to Deep Learning (in Clojure and Python)
Puppet

Deep learning (DL) has become an important topic in the AI and machine learning world. New advances in algorithms, hardware and software have made it a critical part of self driving cars, language translation, image understanding, medical analysis, and many other fields. Though DL systems are commonly written in Python (wrapping C/C++ libraries) we want to explore options available to Clojure developers.

We'll have a 2 part meeting with myself (Julio) and JR leading extended lightning-talk style presentations.

First, Julio will guide us through a discussion on:

• the basics of deep learning and the common tools and libraries • Java and Clojure options (DeepLearning4J and Cortex) and when they may be applicable.

In the second part JR will discuss his experiences while taking a deep learning for self driving cars course.

JR Says: Neural networks are just plain spooky. In just the past few years, they've gotten so good at classifying images (is this a cat or a dog? is this tissue cancerous or non-cancerous?) that they're often better at their task than humans are. In this talk, you'll see how to use a neural network - the same one used by comma.ai, a real-life self-driving car company - to drive a simulated car better than JR can.

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Saturday
May 6
Intro to Programming Workshop
Epicodus

Join us at Epicodus for our free Introduction to Programming Workshop on Saturday, May 6, 2017, from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm. This workshop is intended for beginners interested in programming. No prior experience is necessary. During our workshop, you'll have the opportunity to meet some of our instructors, get a feel for Epicodus' unique classroom environment and gain a solid understanding of web design and web development. We look forward to seeing you there!

Schedule: Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

What you'll learn: - Git, HTML and CSS objectives - Basic front-end development - JavaScript and jQuery

What to bring?:

We will provide 27" iMac computers for you to use, but please feel free to bring your laptop if you have one. We will also provide a light lunch.

Please register on Eventbrite so we know how much lunch to order!

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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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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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Thursday
May 11
Leading in Context: Introduction to the Cynefin Framework
McMenamins Ringlers Pub

Have you ever wondered why some approaches work well in one context and not so well in others? In order to improve our chances for success, we need to understand the nature of the situation we are working with in order to take appropriate action. Failing to recognize the nature of the situation at hand results in misinformed decisions with potentially catastrophic consequences.

Cynefin is a sensemaking framework that helps people understand their context and situation in order to take appropriate action.

In this meetup we will review the basics of the Cynefin framework and discuss other options for continued learning.

Optional Pre-Work:

A Leader’s Framework for Decision Making https://hbr.org/2007/11/a-leaders-framework-for-decision-making

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Monday
May 8
Legal Innovation & Technology Meetup with International #NewLaw Leaders Cat Moon, Jeena Cho, & Alix Devendra
Back Pedal Brewing

I'm very excited to announce an impromptu May 8 Meetup with three internationally recognized leaders in the NewLaw and LegalTech movements: Cat Moon, Jeena Cho, and Portland's own Alexandra Devendra! 

These forward-looking lawyers will lead a panel discussion ranging from hot topics like the blockchain and AI in legal, to less buzzworthy (but perhaps more important) concepts like what legal teams can learn from the ResponsiveOrg and Holocracy movements, why a meditation practice can help you deliver better client value (and how to start one), how to innovate using the tools of design professionals, and why diversity is the key to achieving better outcomes.

Cat Moon (@inspiredcat) teaches legal design thinking and agile project management at Vanderbilt Law School, her alma mater. She is a contributor to the ABA’s Legal Technology Today blog and writes there and elsewhere about legal technology, blockchain, kanban and agile project management, design thinking, diversity/inclusion in the law, and work/life alignment. Cat also is co-founder, COO and CDO of Legal Alignment, a legal tech startup developing an AI-powered, interoperable platform for legal workflow and project management. She just wrapped up an international conference on Blockchain in the Law and the first Music City Legal Hackathon

Jeena Cho (@jeena_cho) is the co-author of The Anxious Lawyer, An 8-Week Guide to a Joyful and Satisfying Law Practice Through Mindfulness and Meditation (ABA). She is a regular contributor to Forbes, Bloomberg and Above the Law where she covers resilience, work/life integration, and wellness in the workplace. She regularly speaks on women's issues, diversity, wellness, productivity, mindfulness and meditation. She also co-founded Shape The Law, an unconference for lawyers, with Alix Devendra and Mary Redzic.

Alix Devendra (@alixdevendra) is an attorney and legal design consultant based here in Portland. She helps lawyers make their work product more effective using typography and other principles of visual communication design. She is the co-author (with Cat Moon) of the forthcoming Designing Your Practice: A Design Thinking Approach to Legal Services. Alix also consults for legal-tech startups, who value her experience in both law practice and design thinking. She travels internationally to speak and facilitate workshops on legal design.


We'll be at a new location this time, BackPedal Brewing at NW 15th and Flanders. They are opening especially for us and their (excellent) beer will be on tap--please plan to support them!

Finally, we're looking to grow this group. Please forward this invitation to anyone you think would be interested in these topics, including listservs or other groups you're a part of.

Let us know if you have any questions; we hope to see you on Monday May 8!

--John & Zac

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Wednesday
May 10
May PMI Agile Round Table (Paddy's Bar and Grill)
Paddy's Bar & Grill

The PMI Agile Round Table provides a forum for exchanging ideas, techniques and real world experiences (good and bad) in managing agile projects. Although sponsored by PMI, all roles and backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to participate / debate. We value the variety of perspectives and levels of experience with agile.

This month Jean Richardson will review PMI's "Pulse of the Profession 2017" for Agile.

We will meet at: Paddy's Bar & Grill - Irish Pub 65 SW Yamhill St, Portland, OR 97204 (No host lunch if you wish to order from Paddy's menu)

Note: 1 PMI PDU can be claimed for attending this event.

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Monday
May 1
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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Monday
May 8
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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Monday
May 15
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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Monday
May 22
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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Monday
May 29
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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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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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
May 17
PDX PHP - The Red Team is Coming!
ImpactFlow

There will be food, give-a-ways (elephpants), and a great time to network with the fabulous PHP Community!

This month we will have a special guest speaker from Las Vegas: 

Adam Englander is an Engineer, Speaker, and Author with 30 years of experience in building business applications. He has been an outspoken evangelist of PHP during what he calls “The PHP Renaissance”. Adam is a strong believer in the power of strong developer communities. He is a actively involved in the Las Vegas technical community and the Founder of PHP Vegas. Always looking to push the boundaries of what is possible with PHP, Adam has been working to expose the PHP community at large to IoT and asynchronous programming. He also advocates building better applications today by building well tested applications that are cryptography secure.

The Red Team is Coming!

The Red Team, hackers, criminal organizations, and nation states, are a constant threat. The systems we build are the targets. We need to understand the human collateral that hangs in the balance. We embrace methodologies to write better code and make our lives better. They do nothing for the rest of humanity that is directly affected by security vulnerabilities we introduce. In this presentation, I will put a human face on the users of our software. I will challenge you to think in terms of flesh and blood rather than ones and zeros. We are all the Blue Team. We protect the rest of humanity. Join me in the fight. The Red Team is coming!

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Monday
Jul 10
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.

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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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Saturday
May 6
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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Tuesday
Jun 13
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Mentorship Networking Event
Shopkeep

Please RSVP on Eventbrite

Join us for our next PDXWIT Mentorship Program Networking Event sponsored by Shopkeep! Whether you're already part of the program or interested to find out more, come celebrate the successes of the program and meet other individuals in the mentorship network.

We have an exciting program for you that will start at 5:45 pm.

Crystal Caligiuri, SVP of Operations and Customer Experience at ShopKeep, will start with the welcome address. She is no stranger to the operations and customer care realm, as she held the title of EVP at Shoptiques and several high-profile roles at Gilt Groupe, focusing on growth of customer experience, supply chain, real estate, strategy and planning, project management, purchasing and merchandising operations.

We will spotlight members of the mentorship program.

Mentors will be available on a panel to answer questions in a casual mentoring session.

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

Haven't signed up yet? Never fear! You can still sign up and we will try to match you as soon as we have a mentor available.

About ShopKeep:

Everything ShopKeep does supports growing independent businesses. Built by and for small business owners, ShopKeep provides an intuitive, secure, iPad point-of-sale system with POS software that empowers merchants to run smarter businesses by optimizing staffing, managing inventory and accessing real time sales reports and customer information on one seamless, cloud-based platform. With more than 23,000 customers, ShopKeep’s award-winning customer care team is available to help 24/7 and provides a robust support network for growing business owners. Ranked one of the fastest growing North American tech companies by Deloitte and a member of Apple’s Mobile Partnership Program, ShopKeep is headquartered in New York, with offices in Portland, Chicago, and Belfast. Follow @ShopKeep on Twitter, join the discussion on the ShopKeep blog or visit www.shopkeep.com to learn more about ShopKeep’s POS system.

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
Apr 29
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) N/NE Lean Coffee Gathering
Elevated Coffee

Please RSVP on Eventbrite

Women and other underrepresented groups in tech, particularly those who call North and Northeast Portland home, are invited to a special Lean Coffee networking event. This is a great opportunity to cross boundaries and broaden networks in a safe space. IntraEdge Technology Service & Solutions is happy to host us at Elevated Coffee House. The event is geared towards those who “find ourselves at the edges of the bell curve of demographics in tech fields,” as Brittany Newhouse so eloquently put it. If you’d like to start your Saturday off with a casual networking event, join us!

Don’t be intimidated by the Lean Coffee format; it’s not just for Agile practitioners. It’s simply an informal way to meet and discuss what interests and affects us.

The meetup will run from 8:30am -10:00am. Be there early to make your order before we start; coffee and snacks will be provided. This event is sponsored by PDXWIT, AgilePDX and Portland Lean Coffee.

Have questions? Ask the organizer Davia - [email protected]

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

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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.

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Wednesday
May 3
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Quarterly Seasoned Women in Tech Meetup
Ruby Receptionists

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Are you a woman with 25 or more years of experience working in technology? Do you want to build relationships with other women in tech who are still in there swinging? PDXWIT wants to foster a community for women like you.

Join us at the Ruby Receptionists office in Portland. The agenda is to help us further ground this new group in our third hosted meeting, organized by Jean Richardson.

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

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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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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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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!

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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!

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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!

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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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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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Wednesday
May 3
PDXRust - The Tokio Execution Model, with Carl Lerche
Mozilla Corp

Tokio, backed by the Rust futures library, has a unique execution model. The talk will do a deep dive, explaining the context, rational, and how it is implemented


Tokio author Carl Lerche will  explain how the tokio-core reactor is implemented. Attendees will have an easier time following along if they've read Rust's beginner documentation, but no prior knowledge of Tokio or futures is required.


PDXRust does not provide food, though you're welcome to bring food with you or head to dinner with other Rustaceans afterwards. 

We follow the Rust Code of Conduct.

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Tuesday
May 30
PDXWIT #Action History of Activism Workshop
Perka

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We started PDXWIT #Action in January to help our community get involved in the issues we care about. In May, we are holding a workshop with organizer Natalie Sundeleaf Sept to help give us historical context for our work moving forward.

This workshop provides a framework for how to organize and create momentum for social justice in their community. It’s for anyone, from the curious beginner to the established organizer. The content is an overview of activism and organizing in America, including what worked or didn’t work, where we are now and what we see both locally and nationally. The workshop includes an interactive lecture and also discussion.

Agenda:

5:30 - 6:00 Networking 6:00 - 7:30 Workshop

Natalie Sundeleaf Sept is a sixth generation Oregonian with broad ties to the political and art communities of Portland. Her work includes time with Congresswoman Bonamici and Commissioner Fish, as well as President Obama’s 2008 campaign. She was most recently an advance staffer for Hillary Clinton. She is a trained painter and splits her time at community events and in the studio. Her art maintains a civic lens and received local fame for the Dishwasher Project in 2013. When she's not painting or organizing, she's running, hiking or watching basketball.

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
Jun 12
PDXWIT #Action Women’s Strength Self-Defense Class
Jama Software

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Suggested donation in support of the Women’s Strength program: $5-$10

PDXWIT #Action is proud to offer a Women’s Strength self-defense class on June 12th at 5:30. The introductory class is presented by WomenStrength, who introduce all those who identify as women to strategies — including survival-level fighting skills — to defend against sexual assault. This workshop is in support of PDXWIT #Action’s top local issue of supporting public safety. Class activities and discussions are designed to help participants identify their risks, evaluate their strengths and explore their options for dealing with the threat of sexual violence. Class activities focus on practicing verbal and physical strategies and discussion topics focus on sexual and domestic violence. Although the WomenStrength program is operated out of the Portland Police Bureau, the instructors are not police officers. They are highly skilled civilians who teach safety and de-escalation to the community at large.

Note: This training is neither based on nor in support of Portland Police Bureau’s tactics that have been criticized as an excessive use of force.

This event is wheelchair accessible. Please contact us for any accommodation requests or questions. Beverages will be provided.

The agenda for the evening is as follows:

5:30pm: Arrive and get settled

5:45pm: Workshop begins

7:00pm: Workshop ends

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.

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

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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.

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Sunday
May 21
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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Thursday
May 4
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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Monday
May 1
Portland Puppet User Group
Puppet HQ

Hi everyone,

At the next Portland PUG meeting we’ll be talking about Terraform, HashiCorp's popular provisioning tool, and how it relates to Puppet. Rich Burroughs from Puppet's SRE team will be speaking and doing a demo. If you're interested in Terraform please bring your thoughts and contribute to the discussion.

We hope to see you there :)

Agenda

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

6:30-7:00 Terraform and Puppet, Rich Burroughs

7:00-7:45 Mingling

7:45-8 End Meeting

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Tuesday
May 2
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
New Relic

We'll have pizza & beer starting at 6pm, so stop by early if you want to have dinner and socialize before the presentations. This month's meeting is on the 27th floor.

PRESENTATIONS at 7pm

Main Presentation TBA

Lauren Voswinkel: Conway's Game of Life Code Retreat.

"We'll take 30-45 minutes to work on Conway's Game of Life. Pair programming is highly encouraged, but is not required. We'll take some time to talk about what we learned during the exercise, as well as what approaches worked and what didn't. The whole idea of this exercise is to have a space and time to actively practice coding."

Please Bring Your Laptops

After presentations we'll have more socializing time.

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

ARRIVING BY BIKE? Cyclists are welcome to park their bikes in the New Relic office. Bikes are not allowed in the building lobby, however, and must use the freight elevator. To get your bike up to the 5th floor, enter the building's parking lot by going down the ramp at 5th and Pine. Go past the booth -- no need to pick up a ticket -- and turn right. Go straight until you almost run into the elevator lobby, then go right again. On the back side of the elevator block you'll see a beat up pair of double doors marked "freight elevator." You can get up by buzzing in with the intercom, and saying you're here for New Relic. Ride on up to the 27th floor, you'll easily find the bike parking.

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

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Wednesday
May 3
Portland SaaS Founders - Customer Acquisition Strategies for SaaS
US Custom House / WeWork

Acquiring customers for our SaaS companies is arguably one of the most difficult challenges we face. We need to figure it out what works and what doesn't work, and we need to do it before the money runs out.


In this Meetup we'll discuss:

• The marketing strategies that are working for us, and the ones that didn't.


• Lessons we learned taking our products to market.

• Paid vs organic marketing channels: which ones are best for every stage of growth.

• How we've identified our most profitable market segments and how we're providing value to them.


• Social media, search engine marketing, PR and advertising. Pros and cons of each channel, and which ones are right for us.


Coffee, tea and draft beer will be provided. Come hang out with other SaaS founders and share your story!

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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
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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Thursday
May 11
Puppet Open House
Puppet

Puppet is heading to the future, come with us! We’ll provide everything you need for the journey, including food, drinks and fun activities to remind you of the future we’re building together.

Mission Details Destination: Puppet PDX Office - 308 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97204 Launch sequence begins: May 11th at 5 p.m. Supplies and rations provided

The Future Beckons!

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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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Wednesday
May 10
Refresh Portland — Everything Is Negotiable: Your Power as a Change-Maker
FINE

Doors open at 5:30, talk starts at 6pm.

What if you could flow like water around and over obstacles, dramatically transforming the quality and effectiveness of your everyday experience … and even the environment around you? Like a GPS system, we can continuously determine the most advantageous pathways by considering the current conditions and desired destination.

But we are neither water reacting to gravity nor intelligent machines. How do we stay “agile” as human beings? In this talk, MJ will share experiential wisdom gained over two decades of designing WITH people and organizations, in service of the products and services they ultimately create. Prepare to be inspired!

“Agility is the ability to quickly sense one’s environment in line with one’s strategic purpose & identity, and easily execute synchronous (reactively) and asynchronous (proactively, in anticipation) changes in a VUCA world (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous)” — Vas & Carlier

Our Presenter, MJ Broadbent

As Senior UX Design Director at GE Digital, MJ leads a design team focused on cloud-based apps that connect streams of industrial machine data to powerful analytics and the people who use them, providing companies with valuable insights to manage their assets and operations more efficiently. Prior to switching coasts to join GE in the SF Bay Area, MJ enjoyed a portfolio career as an independent consultant in New York City. Her practical leadership and cross-disciplinary design expertise benefited organizations including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the College Board, Johnson & Johnson, The McGraw-Hill Companies (including Standard & Poor’s), Pfizer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Sony Electronics, and the United Nations.

An evangelist for drawing, sketching, and the power of visual explanations, MJ coaches people in reclaiming their innate drawing skills through instructional workshops of her own design. She has been the official sketchnoter for conferences like EnterpriseUX and CanUX.

Active in numerous professional groups online and around the world, MJ is perhaps most well known for her volunteer leadership with IxDA (Interaction Design Association): she spearheaded NYC local event programming (2008-2009); co-chaired the Interaction11 conference (2010-2011); served on the Board of Directors as Treasurer (2011-2014); and co-chaired the Interaction Awards (2015-2016).

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Wednesday
May 17
Refresh Portland — Staying Creative When Your Day Job Is a Grind
FINE

Doors open at 5:30. Talk starts at 6pm.

Ask any CEO: the creativity and innovative ideas of their employees are a key driver for business success. So why does so much of our work suck the creative energy right out of us?

It’s not just paper pushers who are struggling with creative burnout – designers, writers, programmers and others in de facto creative jobs find themselves bogged down in repetitive work while their best ideas are rejected by clients and management alike.

Why does this happen, and how can we combat creative burnout to reclaim our spark? From our desks at work to our living rooms at home, Cat will explore ways to conquer monotony, nurture inspiration, and boost our creative output. Oh, and have a lot more fun in the process.

Our Presenter, Cat Rayburn

Cat began her interactive design career making website Flash intros. Clients loved them! Users had no choice but to tolerate them. After a dark night of the soul, she spent the next 15 years trying to atone.

Now she’s a dogged advocate for users and an evangelist for user-centered methods, and recently served as co-leader of IxDA Portland. Cat has traversed design agencies, explored the uncharted territory of a freelance career, knocked about in the belly of the corporate beast, and finally repatriated to agency life. Each new move brought creative challenges, and yes, some creative ruts as well. She is currently a Lead UX Designer and Researcher at Amplified Design where she designs applications for the education, IoT, non-profit, automotive and healthcare sectors.

Outside work she makes costumes with sporks, caution tape, artificial birds, and sometimes fabric.

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Wednesday
Jun 21
Refresh Portland — The Shady Web: How CSS is your brand’s body language
FINE

Navigating the web has turned into a treacherous exercise. Between sidebars, popups, scroll overs, and pre-checked boxes, you have to avoid the content you don’t want to unearth the content you do want. As these practices in distraction and diversion become the norm, marketers are pressured to follow suit. Just because marketers can, does not mean that we should. We need to do better. We shouldn’t have to resort to cheap tricks and bait-and-switch tactics to generate sales.

Together we will look at the difference between influencing genuine user behavior and tricking people through the use of CSS patterns and interactions. Learn how you can add motion into your digital properties in a way that builds trust with your users and gives them what they need, and nothing more.

Our Presenter, Heidi Olsen

Heidi Olsen has navigated through the treacherous world of web development for the past 9 years. Her goal is to make the web less shady and more thoughtful. You may find her browsing Twitter, blogs, and Slack channels in search of finding better approaches to our digital space.

Heidi is currently a Senior Developer at eROI, a full-service creative agency in Portland, Ore. eROI partners with innovative brands such as Taco Bell, Nike, and Aramark to craft compelling experiences.

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Thursday
May 4
Ruby Coworking
Case Study Coffee

An informal gathering of Ruby/Rails developers, working alongside each other. Join us!

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
May 18
Semantic Data Mining and Deep Learning Datasets @DAMAPDX
Standard Insurance Center Auditorium

Dr. Dejing Dou leads the Advanced Integration and Mining (AIM) Lab at the University of Oregon.

In this talk, we focus on the use of formal (Semantic Web) ontologies in two data mining and deep learning tasks, using health datasets as the data domain. We will show how Semantic association mining allowed discovery of indirect (hidden) associations within the datasets (in this case, among diseases and drugs within electronic health records). We will also show how Ontology-based deep learning was used to predict human physical activities within a health social network.

For more information and to register: https://damapdx.wordpress.com/2017/04/20/may-2017-semantic-data-mining-deep-learning-in-health-datasets/

Schedule

8:30 – 9:00 am – Sign In
9:00 – 10:15 am – Presentation
10:15 – 10:30 am – Break, Chapter Announcements
10:30 – 11:30 am – Presentation continued

Cost

Costs cover continental breakfast and speaker travel costs
- Free for Members (and employees of corporate members)
- $15 for Non-Members
- $5 for Students with valid student ID
See our corporate members at the link above

About DAMA Portland

The Portland Metro Chapter of the Data Administration Management Association has been serving the Portland data community since 1984. We are a not-for-profit, vendor independent, professional association dedicated to advancing the concepts and practices of enterprise information and data resource management.

Our primary purpose is to promote the understanding, development and practice of managing data, information and knowledge resources as key enterprise assets.

The DAMA Portland Chapter is dedicated to delivering thought provoking data-centric presentations that will make you more successful in your job. Please join me, the rest of the DAMA board, and other fellow lovers of data at this regular chapter meeting in downtown Portland. For more information and to register go to: http://www.damapdx.org/

Upcoming Presentations
June (15-Jun) Master Data Management
July ( 20-Jul) Data Science: Predictive Analytics
Sept (21-Sep) Cartographic license and building maps that work
Oct (TBD) DAMA Day (Our annual, full day of data training)

Thanks for your support of local Data Education, we look forward to seeing you there!

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Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

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

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Thursday
Jun 15
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

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

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Thursday
Jul 20
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

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

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Thursday
Aug 17
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

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

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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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Thursday
Oct 19
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

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

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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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Friday
Jun 2
Startup Weekend Vancouver
through Colab Coworking

Learn, Network, Startup In just 54 hours, you will experience the highs, lows, fun, and pressure that make up life at a startup. As you learn how to create a real company, you'll meet the very best mentors, investors, co-founders, and sponsors who are ready to help you get started. Your community is here to help you — find an event today!

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Friday
May 5
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Tech Talk - Building Meaningful Relationships with Claudia Knauer
The Tech Academy

Claudia is a second generation IT staffing, services and solutions professional. She has held positions in management, sales and recruiting for Fortune 100 and 500 companies on the West Coast.


She will be joining us on Friday, May 5th, to share how to build meaningful relationships as a foundation for a successful career.

Everyone is welcome!

Come join us for fresh coffee, pizza, refreshments, and some great networking opportunities.

Please RSVP to help us ensure we order enough food for everyone.

We look forward to seeing you!

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Thursday
Jun 1
Tech Talent Strategy Plan - Launch Party
Perka

Technology Association of Oregon (TAO), in coordination with the Columbia-Willamette Workforce Collaborative (CWWC) has convened industry experts from across our region over the course of seven months to develop a Talent Strategy Plan. This plan is intended to galvanize collective action to address opportunities and gaps within the Tech talent pipeline. As an employer within this industry, you are invited to participate and celebrate this effort with our Tech Talent Strategy Plan Launch Party!

Why you should attend:

-Gather with like-minded peers to discover the priorities of solutions to regional talent issues.

-Learn about resources and investments from the public workforce system.

-Not to mention the event will include drinks, food and great conversation.

This effort is not only a regional effort among our local workforce boards, it has drawn the support of our industry association, and economic development entities. The Tech Talent Strategy Plan is action-oriented, outcomes-focused, and is developed by you and your industry peers.

The Columbia-Willamette Workforce Collaborative (CWWC) is a partnership between the Clackamas Workforce Partnership, Workforce Southwest Washington and Worksystems: the three Workforce Development Boards covering the Portland-Vancouver Metropolitan Area. The Collaborative delivers a unified approach to serving industry, supporting economic development, and guiding public workforce training investments to better address the needs of our combined labor shed.

Program Sponsors

Clackamas Workforce Partnership Work Systems Workforce Southwest Washington

Event Sponsor

Perka

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Thursday
May 18
Veterans in Technology May Networking Event: VET GEEK
Free Geek

Please join us for May's Veterans in Technology Networking Event happening at Free Geek (1731 SE 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97214). Doors open Thursday, May 18th, at 1730 hours (5:30pm). This event will be a great time to network with your peers and enjoy food and refreshments provided by our sponsors; Marquam, Mainz Brady Group, and Scout Military Discounts. Beer will also be donated by Pabst Blue Ribbon and Columbia Distributing!

Veterans in Technology is a platform designed to increase, retain and assist veterans pursuing tech-based careers in the greater Portland area. Our mission is to support active duty, reservist, and returning veterans with re-integration into the local tech community.

Sequence of Events:

  • 1730 hours (5:30 PM) to 1800 hours (6:00 PM) - Networking and refreshments
  • 1800 hours (6:00 PM) to 1810 hours (6:10 PM) - Announcements / Job opportunities / Sponsors
  • 1810 hours (6:10 PM) to 1820 hours (6:20 PM) - Dan Bartholomew - CEO/Executive Director at Free Geek
  • 1820 hours (6:20PM) to 1900 hours (7:00 PM) - First Keynote speaker, followed by Q&A: Mark Browning - Executive Director at Veterans'​ Legacies Inc.
  • 1900 hours (7:00 PM) to 1930 hours (7:30 PM) - Second Keynote speaker - TBA
  • 1930 hours (7:30 PM) to 2000 hours (8:00 PM) - More networking and refreshments

We hope to see you all there! Everyone is encouraged and welcome to attend even if you are not a veteran yourself.

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Monday
Sep 18
Web Animation Workshop: Web Animation 0 to 60: CSS, JavaScript, and SVG Essentials
through Code Fellows PDX

This workshop will get you up and running with web animation in less time than it would take to read all the tutorials you have bookmarked. Over two days, you’ll go from beginner or novice web animatior to having expert level knowledge of the current web animation landscape. You’ll get an in-depth look at animating with CSS, JavaScript, and SVG through hands-on exercises and learn the most efficient workflows for each. Learn how to make your product or project standout from the competition with performant, effective, and well designed animation.

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Thursday
May 11
Women Who Code Portland - Networking Night @ Second Story

On Thursday, May 11th, Second Story will host Women Who Code Portland’s monthly Networking Night in their new design studio.


Second Story is a network of experiential design studios working across the cultural and brand landscapes to elevate the art of storytelling. They build stories you can step inside of.

The theme for the night is Make It Happen: Improvising, Collaborating, Prototyping. The format of the night is an “around the world”; after the welcome, we will break into 3 smaller groups and each smaller group will attend every session offered. The night will be centered around how the team at Second Story works collaboratively, how they create prototypes that help them push the boundaries, and the leadership styles that make it all possible. 

We hope you’ll join us. Second Story is absolutely thrilled to host us in their new studio!

Program

6:00 - 6:30pm – Doors Open + Networking

6:30 - 7:40pm – Welcome + Around the World Sessions

7:40 - 8:00pm – Networking   

Session #1 - Improvising To Become Better Collaborators

Second Story is a highly collaborative studio making work that none of them could possibly produce on their own. Needless to say they have to be excellent listeners and collaborators. So that means they have to practice. Laura Allcorn, Creative Lead and Sr. Experience Designer, will lead a brief improvisation workshop that helps you brush up on our listening and collaboration skills. If the thought of this makes you nervous, please know this isn’t a performance and trying to be funny will be frowned upon.

Session #2 - Getting Real Fast

Prototyping is a necessity at Second Story. Their project teams will share how they prototype and why they do it. You’ll get a behind the scenes look at examples from projects with major museums and brands. Along the way they’ll share key learnings and show you how they evolved the experiences created.

Session #3 - Exposing Unconscious Bias

Kelsey Snook, Creative Director, will facilitate a discussion about women in leadership roles. She will share the Second Story approach to tackling unconscious bias with their Make Some Room campaign, an effort to increase inclusivity in the tech and creative fields.

About Second Story

Second Story is a network of experiential design studios working across the cultural and brand landscapes to elevate the art of storytelling. They build stories you can step inside of.

For more info: https://secondstory.com

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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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.

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