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Thursday
Apr 25
#FullStackPDX : April : Critique
AltSource HQ

Tickets can be purchased at Meetup.com

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Thursday
Feb 28
#FullStackPDX : February : Critique
AltSource HQ

Tickets can be purchased at Meetup.com

Website
Thursday
Jun 27
#FullStackPDX : June : Critique
AltSource HQ

Tickets can be purchased at Meetup.com

Website
Thursday
Mar 28
#FullStackPDX : March : Critique
AltSource HQ

Tickets can be purchased at Meetup.com

Website
Thursday
May 30
#FullStackPDX : May : Critique
AltSource HQ

Tickets can be purchased at Meetup.com

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Wednesday
May 22
2019 ISACA Spring Training: IT Audit and Security Climate Change
through Wilsonville-Clackamas Community College

2019 ISACA Spring Training

IT Audit and Security Climate Change: The Risks of Shifting Technologies and a Political Landscape

Advancements in emerging technologies have accelerated significantly with the reality of automated intelligence (AI), robotics and now Blockchain technologies. Only a few years ago, companies were wrestling with the emergence of social media and integration of mobile strategies for retail. Fast forward and mobile delivery with social presence is now the norm, and retail is fundamentally digital. The next wave of emerging technologies promise bigger shifts than the last wave; however several of these technologies will need to move beyond proof of concept use cases for companies to successfully embrace.

Will the political environment be helpful or hurtful to industry and business in 2019? Will cutting edge technologies shift into mainstream reality and create broader adoption beneficial in reigniting the markets? Will employees remain optimistic within a generally low unemployment environment?

Come attend ISACA’s Spring Training Event and find out what industry leaders are thinking and doing to maximize the benefits of emerging technologies amid the shifting quicksand of the political and technology environment.

When: Wednesday 5/22/19 - Thursday 5/23/19 9:00 am - 5:00 pm each day. (Registration 8:00 am-9:00 am)

Where: Wilsonville-Clackamas Community College Room W108-B

29353 SW Town Center Loop East. Wilsonville, OR 97070

CPE: 14 CPE

Cost: Early bird pricing: Through 4/21/19

Member: $175

Non-Member: $225

Regular pricing: 4/22/19-5/13/19

ISACA Member: $200

Non-Member: $250

AGENDA:

Day 1: Multiple Sessions: Various Presenters

Michael Hanna, Director, PDX Municipal Broadband - Building a Community Network

Tom Cornelius, Sr. Partner, Compliance Forge - A Consolidated Governance Approach to Security

Tyler Hardinson, Chief Technology Officer, RedHawk Security - Penetration Testing for IoT

Susan Ford, Partner, Res Nova Law - Intellectual Property Protections

Jennifer Birk, Consultant, Propeller, Inc. - Change Management for Emerging Tech

Day 2: Multiple Sessions: Various Presenters

Bruce Carpenter, VP Internal Audit, NVIDIA - Keynote, Auditing amid Shifting Technology

Dorian Cougias, Compliance Scientist, Unified Compliance - A Unified Compliance Approach

Speaker TBD, NETWRIX - Topic TBD

Leila Annen, Sr. Manager, Moss Adams - PCAOB and Emerging Regulatory Audit Trends

Fred Pond, Former (Ret.) CIO, Columbia Sportswear - Security from the CIO Lens: Stewarding a Breach Event

  • Speaker order subject to change without notice

We hope to see you there!

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Sunday
Jul 28
2019 Mondo Croquet World Championships and Mad Hatter Picnic!
North Park Blocks, NW Everett and NW park

Mondo Croquet – it's croquet, American style with bowling balls and sledgehammers!

Hey, we've been doing this since 1997, and your gramma says HI!

What: Bring a bowling ball and a sledgehammer. Don’t worry if you don’t have, we’ve got plenty of extras to loan out You’ll enjoy yourself more if you’re dressed appropriately in lawn whites, or Mad Hatter gear, or simply appropriately inappropriate. Peruse some of our photos for ideas. Bring along something to share for the picnic and something cold to drink. …and you might want a chair. It’s a smashing time. Tell your friends! Taunt your enemies!

For photos and more info, point your browzah to http://mondocroquet.com

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Saturday
Feb 23
4th Annual Woman Led (Un)conference and Fundraising Panel
NedSpace Broadway

// THE 4TH ANNUAL WOMAN LED (UN)CONFERENCE AND FUNDRAISING PANEL

Purchase Tickets Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/4th-annual-woman-led-unconference-and-fundraising-panel-tickets-55090165167

Join as at the upcoming 4th Annual Woman Led (un)Conference! This annual event brings together local business owners to create an open and ongoing dialogue, share their experiences and resources, and to expand their network of like minded people in their community.

The Unconference follows an open format, where the topics discussed are driven by the participants and their interests and needs. We will begin the day with some time to meet other participants, followed by an introduction to the Unconference format and creation of the days agenda!

This years (un)Conference will be followed by a Fundraising Panel featuring an amazing group of women with a lot to teach us about how to get your business funded. We are excited to welcome:

Sara Batterby of The Batterby Group who has working in Venture Capital, has raised money as the co-founder of Hi-Fi farms, and now helps other women business owners get the funding they need.

Jill Keulher of Freeland Spirits. Jill left a long career in Nonprofits to start the first woman owned and run distillery in the country. In only a couple years she has successfully raised 2 rounds of funding and has enjoyed critical acclaim.

Julia Niiro of MilkRun. Julia launched MilkRun in 2017 after falling in love with small scale farming, but seeing first hand the difficulty of being a small scale producer. MilkRun was created to solve the marketing and logistics hurdles of small producers, using technology to replicate joint collection and delivery.

// ABOUT WOMAN LED

Woman Led is a local nonprofit that brings together women entrepreneurs for peer-to-peer mentorship Mastermind Groups. We are working to expand the community of women leaders who are building profitable & sustainable businesses that will positively impact the economy. Together we are working to create a world where women have equitable access to opportunity, support & success.

// AGENDA

9:00am-9.30am // Coffee & networking 9.30am-10:00am // Welcome 10:30am-11:30am // Overview and Group Agenda Setting 11:30am-12:15pm // Session 1 12:15pm-1:00pm // Session 2 1:00pm-1:45pm // Lunch 1:45pm-2:15pm // Session 3 2:15pm-3:00pm // Session 4 3:00pm-4:00pm // Fundraising Panel

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Thursday
Mar 7
Accelerate Biotech + Digital Health PDX
Oregon Bioscience Incubator (OBI) / OTRADI

Come mingle with your fellow biotech and digital health enthusiasts, help build community, and share your ideas on how to further accelerate the growth of these promising sectors in Portland.

Our monthly happy hour brings together creative and driven professionals who are passionate about promoting the growth of Portland's Biotech and Digital Health sectors. This is a great opportunity to network and build relationships with individuals working across these sectors in both academia and industry. Enjoy a free drink, build community, and contribute your ideas and efforts towards accelerating Biotech and Digital Health in PDX.

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Thursday
Mar 14
AgilePDX User Group - Portland Metro - Agile PM Online Roundtable


Please RSVP at our Meetup page and get the Zoom connection info: : https://www.meetup.com/AgilePDX-User-Group-Portland-Metro/events/258535682/
If you are unable to attend, please update your RSVP to open your space for another attendee.

AgilePDX is providing a forum for Agile Project Managers, Agile Facilitators, and Scrum Masters to gather online once a month and discuss all things project, program, and portfolio related. Please join us for a Lean Coffee style event facilitated by experience Agile PM's and instructors in the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner prep program.

You'll be dialing in from your desktop with your favorite early morning brew. Please join with your camera on. The Zoom URL will be provided to confirmed attendees. Feel free to post questions to this meetup prior to the event.

We welcome divergent opinions and experience reports. Bring your challenges for groups feedback and support. Plan to join 15 minutes early for coffee clatch chat and networking or stay 15 minutes for the same networking experience.

Monday
Feb 25
AgilePDX User Group - Portland Metro - AgilePDX Book Club: Organizing Genius
The Toffee Club

Please RSVP on our Meetup page to reserve your spot: https://www.meetup.com/AgilePDX-User-Group-Portland-Metro/events/258499895/
If you are unable to attend, please update your RSVP to open your seat for another attendee.

In Organizing Genius, Bennis declares that the age of the empowered individual has ended: what matters now is "collaborative advantage" and the assembling of powerful teams. Drawing from six case studies that include Xerox's PARC labs, the 1992 Clinton campaign, and Disney animation studios, Bennis and coauthor Patricia Biederman distill the characteristics of successful collaboration, showing how talent can be pooled and managed for greater results than any individual is capable of producing.

Join us to talk about what Bennis’ insights on teams can tell us about practicing agile. Looking forward to discovering what our own collaborative discussion will uncover!

We are so grateful to The Toffee Club for hosting us free of charge. Please enjoy a beverage and/or food to thank them, if you can!

Friday
Feb 22
AgilePDX User Group - Portland Metro - AgilePDX Westside Cafe: How to optimize EQ in agile teams
Nike Evergreen campus cafeteria

Please RSVP on our Meetup page to reserve your spot: https://www.meetup.com/AgilePDX-User-Group-Portland-Metro/events/258451821/
If you are unable to attend, please update your RSVP to open your seat for another attendee.

We've probably all been on teams that argued about the smallest possible things. Or perhaps a team where a key members didn't listen. And I'm sure you remember fondly that team that just seamed to click. Where curiosity was the norm and you could safely bring your whole self.

On Friday Feb 22 we'll talk about how to support a great team or help a hurting team by bringing in emotional intelligence (EQ). What can you do to optimize the emotional intelligence of the team itself? How can you coach individuals on the team about and with emotions?

Join us on the Westside at lunchtime for what is sure to be an interesting and colorful discussion.

Wednesday
Feb 20
AgilePDX User Group - Portland Metro - Fakes & Bullies: Taming your impostor syndrome to find your inner thought leader
Puppet

Please RSVP on our Meetup page to reserve your spot: https://www.meetup.com/AgilePDX-User-Group-Portland-Metro/events/258138240/
If you are unable to attend, please update your RSVP to open your seat for another attendee.

So you’re learning Agile! You get excited because you discover something and bring it to work and - POOF - someone discards your ideas like they’re useless! Or someone comes to you and wants to “coach” you about what you “should” be doing in agile/scrum/Kanban teams. How do you share your most exciting thoughts and receive the thoughts of others?

Both Kat and Kathey (Kat’s inner critic) will be presenting. Join Kat/Kathey on her journey from curious newby, to “fake expert” to “Newby Thought Leader” and back again…and again. Kathey will discuss self-doubt, blame, living behind the walls of our assumptions. Using those defense mechanisms, Kat will share how she has been able to rewrite some bad internal dialogs to develop channels that have allowed her to passionately share often valuable insight with those around her, and to be recognized for doing so. She will also share her failures, and how she was able to apply them differently in subsequent exchanges. (50 min with optional facilitated networking to follow)

Key Results:

> Recognize what Agile Bullying is: when you see it and when you do it.
> Learn some methods to deliver value or extract it from others without bullying.
> Gather some tools that can help you self-brand and develop your own inner expert
> Activities that can help you develop as a thought leader in your own skill expertise
> Hands-on coaching and networking exchange activity within small groups: Practice the skills we discuss and network with your agile community.
> Laughter

Kat Daugherty's Bios:

Kat Daugherty is a practicing Enterprise Transformation Agile Coach at Slalom Portland, with 2k+ LinkedIn followers and a cornucopia of speaking, training, publishing and facilitation learning and accomplishments. She’s passionate about mentoring, reconfirming our biases, empathy-centric leadership, and personal branding.

“Kathey Daugherty” is Kat’s inner critic who often wonders if she is really as good as those she views as more accomplished, more intelligent, smarter or better than she is at agile, speaking, and life in general.

Notice: This meeting may be recorded. Also, we will not hold the event during icy or snowy conditions. Cancellations will be posted on MeetUp and Calagator 3 hours before event time.

Sunday
Feb 17
AgilePDX User Group - Portland Metro - Lean Coffee in the North
Percipio Consulting Group

Please RSVP on our Meetup page to reserve your spot: https://www.meetup.com/AgilePDX-User-Group-Portland-Metro/events/bxvdmqyzdbwb/
If you are unable to attend, please update your RSVP to open your seat for another attendee.

Join us for coffee/tea or beverage of your choice and fun discussions about how to overcome challenges we face or to share about Agile-inspired and other topics we agree or disagree with. This event is aimed at getting people in the North and NE areas of Portland and Vancouver together to facilitate discussions. It's not exclusive to people that live in the North and NE, just closer to those parts of the city to make it easier to come out.

We'll spend the first few minutes gathering discussion ideas, then roll right into the smooth easy cadence of the lively chatter.

If you aren't going to be able to make it, please update your RSVP so that we know how many to expect.

Parking: Use the Gotham Building Parking lot on the corner of N Page St and N Borthwick Ave.

Building Entry: Entry to the building is best through the door by Little Gotham Coffee. We'll have someone meeting on time attendees at the door. For those that run a few minutes late due to traffic or other reasons out of your control, there will be directions at the door on how to contact someone to let you in.

Weather Policy: Cancellations will be posted on MeetUp and Calagater 3 hours before event time. We will not have the event in ice, or snowy conditions.

Percipio Consulting Group is opening up their offices to host this event. Percipio is a business consulting firm that helps companies identify opportunities for improvement and successfully implement meaningful changes. That means more efficient processes, shored-up controls, a technology solution that really works for you, or all of the above. They have helped many companies, both Fortune 500 and mid-sized, navigate complex projects by truly understanding business needs and defining up front what success will look like.

New to Lean Coffee?

It's a great way to have real, focused dialogue and we often discuss matters of agile, lean and such - but anything goes. As far as the mechanics, here's the format we'll follow:

Step 1: Everybody writes down proposed topics on stickies, placing them in the center of the table. Take as much time as needed, but typically takes only 3-5 minutes (or whenever coffee is ready).

Step 2: Each topic is briefly described by its writer to get a flavor for the subject (15-30 seconds typically per sticky).

Step 3: Each person gets five votes which they indicate by marking the voted-for sticky with their Sharpie. Mark with a plus + if you agree with the topic and want to discuss it, or a minus - if you disagree and want to discuss it, mark it with a dot if you want to hear the discussion and maybe join in. You can put all votes on one, one across many, however you feel. Each mark counts as one vote.

Step 4: The top vote-getting stickies are placed in the ToDo column, ordered by the stickies with the most votes at the top. In an Agile fashion, we'll use groupings of ToDo, Doing, Done and Lessons learned.

Step 5: Each of these stickies are discussed for 5 minutes, most votes first. The facilitator takes a quick "Cesar" (thumbs up/down) vote at the five-minute timer, and she moves on for three more minutes if the discussion still has majority interest. When complete, move the sticky over to the Done column. Rinse and repeat.

Step 6: wrap-up thoughts at the end - what one idea or person did you most enjoy, then break for home/drinks/cover.

AgilePDX User Group - Portland Metro - Lean Coffee in the North
Percipio Consulting Group

Please RSVP on our Meetup page to reserve your spot: https://www.meetup.com/AgilePDX-User-Group-Portland-Metro/events/257682731/
If you are unable to attend, please update your RSVP to open your seat for another attendee.

Join us for coffee/tea or beverage of your choice and fun discussions about how to overcome challenges we face or to share about Agile-inspired and other topics we agree or disagree with. This event is aimed at getting people in the North and NE areas of Portland and Vancouver together to facilitate discussions. It's not exclusive to people that live in the North and NE, just closer to those parts of the city to make it easier to come out.

We'll spend the first few minutes gathering discussion ideas, then roll right into the smooth easy cadence of the lively chatter.

If you aren't going to be able to make it, please update your RSVP so that we know how many to expect.

Parking: Use the Gotham Building Parking lot on the corner of N Page St and N Borthwick Ave.

Building Entry: Entry to the building is best through the door by Little Gotham Coffee. We'll have someone meeting on time attendees at the door. For those that run a few minutes late due to traffic or other reasons out of your control, there will be directions at the door on how to contact someone to let you in.

Weather Policy: Cancellations will be posted on MeetUp and Calagater 3 hours before event time. We will not have the event in ice, or snowy conditions.

Percipio Consulting Group is opening up their offices to host this event. Percipio is a business consulting firm that helps companies identify opportunities for improvement and successfully implement meaningful changes. That means more efficient processes, shored-up controls, a technology solution that really works for you, or all of the above. They have helped many companies, both Fortune 500 and mid-sized, navigate complex projects by truly understanding business needs and defining up front what success will look like.

New to Lean Coffee?

It's a great way to have real, focused dialogue and we often discuss matters of agile, lean and such - but anything goes. As far as the mechanics, here's the format we'll follow:

Step 1: Everybody writes down proposed topics on stickies, placing them in the center of the table. Take as much time as needed, but typically takes only 3-5 minutes (or whenever coffee is ready).

Step 2: Each topic is briefly described by its writer to get a flavor for the subject (15-30 seconds typically per sticky).

Step 3: Each person gets five votes which they indicate by marking the voted-for sticky with their Sharpie. Mark with a plus + if you agree with the topic and want to discuss it, or a minus - if you disagree and want to discuss it, mark it with a dot if you want to hear the discussion and maybe join in. You can put all votes on one, one across many, however you feel. Each mark counts as one vote.

Step 4: The top vote-getting stickies are placed in the ToDo column, ordered by the stickies with the most votes at the top. In an Agile fashion, we'll use groupings of ToDo, Doing, Done and Lessons learned.

Step 5: Each of these stickies are discussed for 5 minutes, most votes first. The facilitator takes a quick "Cesar" (thumbs up/down) vote at the five-minute timer, and she moves on for three more minutes if the discussion still has majority interest. When complete, move the sticky over to the Done column. Rinse and repeat.

Step 6: wrap-up thoughts at the end - what one idea or person did you most enjoy, then break for home/drinks/cover.

Saturday
Feb 23
AgilePDX User Group - Portland Metro - Woman-Focused Coderetreat
Metal Toad

Please RSVP on our Meetup page to reserve your spot: https://www.meetup.com/AgilePDX-User-Group-Portland-Metro/events/258083478/
If you are unable to attend, please update your RSVP to open your seat for another attendee.

A coding-filled day focused on Conway's Game of Life. We will code in 1-hour iterations, with 15 minutes of retrospective and break. This is a safe place to experiment with code without deadlines and learn a trick or two! Yes, it’s woman-focused, and everyone is welcome.

Coderetreat is a self-organizing international group of software developers who gather to help each other improve. Their website, if you’d like to go right to the source, is coderetreat.org. Key practices we’ll be focusing on are problem-solving, pairing, and moving to TDD (Test Driven Development). You will be pairing with new pairing partners all day long to help build your network, make new friends, and learn what it’s like to pair with people who use different coding strategies than you do. And the Coderetreat team will be there to support you!

If you learn one new thing that you can take back to the office, you have a win, and so do we! We’ll also be supporting you in understanding the importance of taking care of yourself while coding and strategies for attracting skills transfer opportunities.

Come early and meet other attendees for a leisurely chat over coffee!

More details and handouts will be posted as we near the event, so watch this space and manage your RSVP so we have an accurate food and coffee headcount. This space is cozy, so seats are limited.

Tuesday
Feb 19
Ansible PDX: Intro and Inventory Deep Dive
WeWork 700 SW 5th Ave, Portland, OR 97204

Ansible Portland is back!

For our first 2019 Meetup, we'll have two short presentations, one beginner and one advanced, and plenty of time to socialize.

First: Ansible in 20 Minutes

For those of you without a lot of experience with Ansible, Josh Berkus can teach you to be productive using the Ansible automation platform in 20 minutes. Yes, really! Follow along this all-demo presentation as he explores Ansible commands, modules, playbooks, and even automating AWS.

Next: Ansible inventory for fun and profit

Matt Davis, Ansible Core Engineer, will dive deep into Ansible inventory, with a focus on dynamic inventory and the new inventory plugin system that supersedes inventory scripts.

This meetup is hosted by WeWork, and refreshments are sponsored by Red Hat Ansible.

Due to WeWork Policies, you need to bring a Photo ID with you to check in. Thanks!

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Thursday
Feb 21
Ask A Dev - Ask A Dev Portland
WeWork

Free mentoring from local programmers.

Whether you're a new programmer, a veteran exploring a new language, or a tech-adverse soul lost in a sea of WYSIWYG site generators, we're here to help. Join us for a few hours every other week as we answer your frustrations.

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Wednesday
Mar 13
Breaking and Entering - Cybersecurity Careers
New Horizons of Portland

New Horizons Computer Learning Centers is partnering with Hadas Cassorla, JD, MBA, CISSP, CIPT of Act-On for an evening presentation "Breaking and Entering - Cybersecurity." Hadas Cassorla, has a lot of letters after her name, but the three letters she cares the most about are Y-E-S. She helps organizations build strong, actionable and implementable security programs by getting buy-in from the boardroom to the basement. She is currently Director of IT Security/Security Architect at Act-On in Portland, Oregon.

Bring your Resume! IT Motives will be present. i.t.motives is a niche IT recruiting, staffing, and consulting company.

Whether you are looking to advance your career or are new to IT, you will learn about opportunities within IT and Project Management that are essential in providing the skills and solutions that today’s employers desire.

Small bites provided.

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Saturday
Feb 23
Command Line Basics
Free Geek

The command line is a tool for typing computer commands, instead of clicking menus or buttons.

Learning the command line is a great way to get familiar with core concepts of programming. Students will learn the basic parts of a command, listing, linking, tab completion, file system structure, and more, for the Linux command line.

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Saturday
Mar 9
Command Line Basics
Free Geek

The command line is a tool for typing computer commands, instead of clicking menus or buttons.

Learning the command line is a great way to get familiar with core concepts of programming. Students will learn the basic parts of a command, listing, linking, tab completion, file system structure, and more, for the Linux command line.

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Friday
Mar 1
Commodore Computer Club
Pied Piper Pizza

The Commodore Computer Club meetings are open to anyone with an interest in Commodore technology. (Commodore 64, Amiga computers, etc.) Enthusiasts of other retro computers are also invited. Attendees come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and all are welcome.

Come to learn, come to share. It’s all for the love of anything Commodore.

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Friday
Apr 5
Commodore Computer Club
Pied Piper Pizza

The Commodore Computer Club meetings are open to anyone with an interest in Commodore technology. (Commodore 64, Amiga computers, etc.) Enthusiasts of other retro computers are also invited. Attendees come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and all are welcome.

Come to learn, come to share. It’s all for the love of anything Commodore.

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Friday
May 3
Commodore Computer Club
Pied Piper Pizza

The Commodore Computer Club meetings are open to anyone with an interest in Commodore technology. (Commodore 64, Amiga computers, etc.) Enthusiasts of other retro computers are also invited. Attendees come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and all are welcome.

Come to learn, come to share. It’s all for the love of anything Commodore.

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Friday
Jun 7
Commodore Computer Club
Pied Piper Pizza

The Commodore Computer Club meetings are open to anyone with an interest in Commodore technology. (Commodore 64, Amiga computers, etc.) Enthusiasts of other retro computers are also invited. Attendees come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and all are welcome.

Come to learn, come to share. It’s all for the love of anything Commodore.

Website
Friday
Jul 5
Commodore Computer Club
Pied Piper Pizza

The Commodore Computer Club meetings are open to anyone with an interest in Commodore technology. (Commodore 64, Amiga computers, etc.) Enthusiasts of other retro computers are also invited. Attendees come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and all are welcome.

Come to learn, come to share. It’s all for the love of anything Commodore.

Website
Friday
Aug 2
Commodore Computer Club
Pied Piper Pizza

The Commodore Computer Club meetings are open to anyone with an interest in Commodore technology. (Commodore 64, Amiga computers, etc.) Enthusiasts of other retro computers are also invited. Attendees come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and all are welcome.

Come to learn, come to share. It’s all for the love of anything Commodore.

Website
Friday
Sep 6
Commodore Computer Club
Pied Piper Pizza

The Commodore Computer Club meetings are open to anyone with an interest in Commodore technology. (Commodore 64, Amiga computers, etc.) Enthusiasts of other retro computers are also invited. Attendees come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and all are welcome.

Come to learn, come to share. It’s all for the love of anything Commodore.

Website
Friday
Oct 4
Commodore Computer Club
Pied Piper Pizza

The Commodore Computer Club meetings are open to anyone with an interest in Commodore technology. (Commodore 64, Amiga computers, etc.) Enthusiasts of other retro computers are also invited. Attendees come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and all are welcome.

Come to learn, come to share. It’s all for the love of anything Commodore.

Website
Friday
Nov 1
Commodore Computer Club
Pied Piper Pizza

The Commodore Computer Club meetings are open to anyone with an interest in Commodore technology. (Commodore 64, Amiga computers, etc.) Enthusiasts of other retro computers are also invited. Attendees come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and all are welcome.

Come to learn, come to share. It’s all for the love of anything Commodore.

Website
Friday
Dec 6
Commodore Computer Club
Pied Piper Pizza

The Commodore Computer Club meetings are open to anyone with an interest in Commodore technology. (Commodore 64, Amiga computers, etc.) Enthusiasts of other retro computers are also invited. Attendees come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and all are welcome.

Come to learn, come to share. It’s all for the love of anything Commodore.

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Wednesday
May 8
csv,conf,v4
through Eliot Center

Description csv,conf,v4 is a community driven data conference. Its an event thats not literally about CSV file format, but rather about what CSV represents in regards to our wider community ideals (data interoperability, hackability, simplicity, etc.).

Keeping with previous csv conferences, we have put together a heavily curated program that maintains an unconference feel. This will include quick, rapid fire, 20-minute presentations hand selected by the program committee. Talks will be about a range of data-related topics from a diverse range of speakers. Our focus this year is connecting key areas of open science, data journalism, and open government with the wider data software/tools community.

Propose a Talk (due Feb 9, 2019)

Registration Fees. We are a non-profit, community-run conference. Ticket sales pay for catering/venue costs and travel support for speakers/attendees. While csv,conf prides itself on hosting all that are interested, we appreciate registrants choosing the highest teir you or your institution can afford. Honor system. Note: All fees are charged in US dollars.

csv,conf,v4 is about bringing a diverse group together to discuss data topics. There are a limited number of travel awards and comp registrations available for those unable to pay. Please contact [email protected] or any organizer for more information.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/csvconfv4-tickets-51761947378?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

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Thursday
Feb 21
CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House
CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

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

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

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Thursday
Feb 28
CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House
CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

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

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

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Monday
Mar 4
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.

p.s. This event is open to everyone, dork or robot. No ^H membership is required to attend. All are welcome. That means you!

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Monday
Feb 18
CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - Dorkbot PDX
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.

p.s. This event is open to everyone, dork or robot. No ^H membership is required to attend. All are welcome. That means you!

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Wednesday
Feb 20
CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - PDX Exploit Workshop
CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

Hey everybody. Got a bug you just can't land? Is there a recent CVE you've been eyeballing seductively? Just want to brush up on your APPSEC or OPSEC? Do none of the above questions make any sense, but you're interested in computer security?

PDX Exploit Workshop is the longest running security meetup in Portland (10 years!). It's an open, self driven event for people interested in computer security. Whether you're a novice or career professional, all are welcome. It's always a good time to learn about security!

We spend this dedicated time each week researching and exploring topics of software and hardware security as well as working on personal and group projects. Occasionally we have presentations on our findings. Bring a willingness to learn, a curiosity about security, and/or a specific area of interest to share with others.

This group meets in the PDX Hackerspace mainspace which has comfy seating, deluxe wifi (thanks Kyle!), Club Mate soda in the snack shack, and hackable LED displays to play around with.

See you there!

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Wednesday
Feb 27
CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - PDX Exploit Workshop

Hey everybody. Got a bug you just can't land? Is there a recent CVE you've been eyeballing seductively? Just want to brush up on your APPSEC or OPSEC? Do none of the above questions make any sense, but you're interested in computer security?

PDX Exploit Workshop is the longest running security meetup in Portland (10 years!). It's an open, self driven event for people interested in computer security. Whether you're a novice or career professional, all are welcome. It's always a good time to learn about security!

We spend this dedicated time each week researching and exploring topics of software and hardware security as well as working on personal and group projects. Occasionally we have presentations on our findings. Bring a willingness to learn, a curiosity about security, and/or a specific area of interest to share with others.

This group meets in the PDX Hackerspace mainspace which has comfy seating, deluxe wifi (thanks Kyle!), Club Mate soda in the snack shack, and hackable LED displays to play around with.

See you there!

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Thursday
Feb 21
DAMA PDX: Data Set and API Development At Scale with R and Tensorflow
Standard Insurance Tower (900 SW 5th Ave, Portland)

Presented by Tim O’Brien, T-Mobile AI

When tasked with creating the first customer-facing machine learning model at T-Mobile, we were faced with a conundrum. We had been told time and time again to deploy machine learning models in production you had to use Python, but our very best data scientists were fluent in building neural networks in R with Keras and TensorFlow. Determined to avoid double work, we decided to use R in production for our machine learning models. After months of work, wrangling our containers to meet cloud security compliance, and conforming to DevOps standards, we succeeded in creating a containerized API solution using the keras and plumber R packages and Docker. Today R is actively powering tools that our customers directly interact with and we have open sourced our methods.

In this talk, we’ll walk through how to deploy R models as container-based APIs, the struggles and triumphs we’ve had using R in production, and how you can design your teams to optimize for this sort of innovation. We’ll also cover using Amazon SageMaker GroundTruth for labeling data sets at-scale and demonstrate how we’ve created a data labeling workflow for T-Mobile AI.

Cost Free for members (including ALL employees of corporate members) $15 for non-members $5 for students with valid student ID

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Wednesday
May 8
Dynamics 365/CRM User Group Portland Chapter Quarterly Meeting
A-dec

Join us for our quarterly 365/CRM UG User Group Meeting. This is your opportunity to exchange knowledge with other Dynamics users in your local area, gain answers and ideas, build your support network, and make valuable connections with others who share similar product challenges/goals.

Agenda: * •Welcome & Introductions •Chapter Business, CRMUG News & Events •Educational Session •Member Showcase presentation by A-dec •Roundtable Discussions *Agenda and details subject to change.

Audience*: All Dynamics 365/CRM users are welcome. Your CRMUG Membership extends to ALL employees at your company, so we encourage you to invite your colleagues and fellow peers. Partner Members are welcome to attend provided they are accompanied by a customer and they can refer to our Code of Conduct for additional guidelines: https://www.dynamiccommunities.com/partner-terms

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Tuesday
Jan 19, 2038
Epochalypse
TBD

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

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Monday
Feb 18
Free Code Camp Portland - Free Code Camp PDX Hangout

Welcome campers! We meet every Monday at Phase2 This is a laid back study/networking session. Bring your laptops and questions . All levels of experience welcome. www.freecodecamp.com

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Monday
Mar 4
Free Code Camp Portland - Free Code Camp PDX Hangout

Welcome campers! We meet every Monday at Phase2 This is a laid back study/networking session. Bring your laptops and questions . All levels of experience welcome. www.freecodecamp.com

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Monday
Mar 18
Free Code Camp Portland - Free Code Camp PDX Hangout

Welcome campers! We meet every Monday at Phase2 This is a laid back study/networking session. Bring your laptops and questions . All levels of experience welcome. www.freecodecamp.com

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Monday
Apr 1
Free Code Camp Portland - Free Code Camp PDX Hangout

Welcome campers! We meet every Monday at Phase2 This is a laid back study/networking session. Bring your laptops and questions . All levels of experience welcome. www.freecodecamp.com

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Monday
Apr 15
Free Code Camp Portland - Free Code Camp PDX Hangout

Welcome campers! We meet every Monday at Phase2 This is a laid back study/networking session. Bring your laptops and questions . All levels of experience welcome. www.freecodecamp.com

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Monday
Apr 29
Free Code Camp Portland - Free Code Camp PDX Hangout

Welcome campers! We meet every Monday at Phase2 This is a laid back study/networking session. Bring your laptops and questions . All levels of experience welcome. www.freecodecamp.com

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Monday
May 13
Free Code Camp Portland - Free Code Camp PDX Hangout

Welcome campers! We meet every Monday at Phase2 This is a laid back study/networking session. Bring your laptops and questions . All levels of experience welcome. www.freecodecamp.com

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Monday
May 27
Free Code Camp Portland - Free Code Camp PDX Hangout

Welcome campers! We meet every Monday at Phase2 This is a laid back study/networking session. Bring your laptops and questions . All levels of experience welcome. www.freecodecamp.com

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Monday
Jun 10
Free Code Camp Portland - Free Code Camp PDX Hangout

Welcome campers! We meet every Monday at Phase2 This is a laid back study/networking session. Bring your laptops and questions . All levels of experience welcome. www.freecodecamp.com

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Monday
Jun 24
Free Code Camp Portland - Free Code Camp PDX Hangout

Welcome campers! We meet every Monday at Phase2 This is a laid back study/networking session. Bring your laptops and questions . All levels of experience welcome. www.freecodecamp.com

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Monday
Jul 8
Free Code Camp Portland - Free Code Camp PDX Hangout

Welcome campers! We meet every Monday at Phase2 This is a laid back study/networking session. Bring your laptops and questions . All levels of experience welcome. www.freecodecamp.com

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Thursday
Feb 21
Frontend Peer Mentoring
PDX Code Guild

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

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

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

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Thursday
Feb 28
Frontend Peer Mentoring
PDX Code Guild

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

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

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

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Thursday
Mar 7
Giving Feedback - Workshop
Graybox

Please RSVP on our Meetup page to receive the latest updates: https://www.meetup.com/AgilePDX-User-Group-Portland-Metro/events/257561551/

Feedback is an essential part of learning. Scrum masters, coaches, managers, and each coworker likely face the need to provide feedback within their community. Many enjoy giving positive feedback, though some are uncomfortable receiving it. And, what about feedback that suggests a change? How do we deliver feedback that could be taken personally?

Join us to learn hands-on about the art of giving, receiving, and seeking interpersonal feedback, so it becomes a constructive tool for building trust and great work relationships. Agile coach Diana Larsen is leading this workshop and sharing her years of experience in giving (and receiving) feedback.

NOTE: this event has a limited capacity. We are able to offer this event free of charge to our community. Please be considerate and update your RSVP if your plans change!

Agenda: 6:00 - 6:30 Meet & Greet 6:30 - 8:30 Workshop

Facilitator Bio: Visionary pragmatist and author, Diana Larsen co-founded and collaborates in leadership of Agile Fluency™ Project. Diana co-wrote the books "Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great"; "Liftoff: Start and Sustain Successful Agile Teams"; "Five Rules for Accelerated Learning"; and the seminal “Agile Fluency Model: A Brief Guide to Success with Agile” article. Through the Agile Fluency Project’s programs for training and mentoring agile coaches and consultants, Diana shares the wisdom she’s gained in over 25 years of working with leaders, teams, and organizations.

Thursday
Apr 25
IFD Master Workshop – Building The Dream: Transforming Ideas into Reality
Wacom Experience Center

Building the Dream: Transforming Ideas into Reality, a workshop with global sales, marketing, and product management executive, Jim Chi.

How to do I make this? Join us for a nuts-and-bolts look at how to turn your idea into a reality. As you prototype a product then scale to go to market, how do you approach manufacturing and operations? Learn what costs to factor in, from financing to procurement of materials and distribution. We’ll closely examine sourcing, supply chain management, manufacturing and more. You don’t get to re-price something after you go to market. Learn to approach this the right way, with a comprehensive assessment of all costs, including planning for additional factors that didn’t quite pan out.

Global sales, marketing and product management executive, Jim Chi, has held leadership roles with notable brands and retailers like Nike, Home Depot, and Mohawk Industries. Jim started his career in product development and has led teams in marketing, sales, global sourcing, product management and operations. The key to his success across multiple industries has been using analytic-driven decisions as the foundation for creative business solutions. He is a firm believer in balancing the art of product creation and the science of product management. Currently working with early-stage apparel brands, Jim also consults for private equity firms restructuring and scaling up brands in their portfolio.

This workshop will take place at the Wacom Experience Center.

This workshop is produced and hosted by Inside Fashion Design - www.insidefashiondesign.net

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Saturday
Mar 16
IFD Master Workshop – Creating Your Brand Personality
Wacom Experience Center

Your brand has a personality, but how do you create it? Designer and printmaker Belle Bezdicek will take you through a creative workshop to help you define your brand’s characteristics through a series of word webs and short phrases. Learn how to collect visual inspiration to define your brand’s personality by assembling mood boards. Explore concepts using combinations of typography and marks. This workshop will help you create a strong visual start to your brand’s identity through color, texturem, symbols, type and more.

About Belle Bezdicek For two decades, printmaker, freelance designer and instructor Belle Bezdicek has taught students how to define their personal identities and design their portfolios. She has worked with clients ranging from government agencies to local brewers, helping to create their brands and clarify their messaging. As an artist, she produces limited edition prints and sculptures, which can be found online at Bez & Kin.

This event will take place at the Wacom Experience Center

This workshop is produced and hosted by Inside Fashion Design - www.insidefashiondesign.net

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Thursday
Jun 6
IFD Master Workshop – Entrepreneurship For Designers
Wacom Experience Center

IFD Master Workshop – Entrepreneurship for Designers, with designer Matthew A. Rhoades.

An entrepreneur is commonly defined as: “A person who organizes and operates a business or businesses, taking on greater than normal financial risks in order to do so”. But what does entrepreneurship really mean for individuals and businesses? Being an entrepreneur sounds amazing, but in reality, it’s a huge challenge.

This class is aimed at designers who want to form their own design agency, develop and sell their own products, or launch a start-up. Our 2-hour workshop covers how to build a business and marketing plan and how to build a team. You’ll learn about using internal and external resources, networking, operations, and the idea of how to work “on the cheap” to get the most out of everything you do.

Matthew A. Rhoades is one of the most accomplished and respected design minds in the Pacific Northwest. As a veteran of several global design studios and former Nike Global Creative Director, Matthew’s award-winning career encompasses more than two decades, 40+ patents, 6 world records, and multiple global design awards. Achievement highlights include an IDEA Gold Metal, a Newsweek “Product of the Year,” and designing the Trek Y-Bike, named “Third most influential mountain bike of all time.” In addition to his work as an industrial designer, he holds an MBA in Entrepreneurial Management and New Product Development and has spent over 18 years as an adjunct professor, faculty member and speaker. He is currently a De Tao Master and Professor of Strategy Design Innovation at the De Tao Group Masters Academy in Shanghai. His experience transcends traditional industrial design products, encompassing digital (UI/UX), brand strategy, cutting-edge innovation, new business strategy, and overall design excellence.

This event will take place at the Wacom Experience Center.

This workshop is produced and hosted by Inside Fashion Design - www.insidefashiondesign.net

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Thursday
Jun 20
IFD Master Workshop – Peace Love and Retail: The Art and Science of Selling your Stuff
Wacom Experience Center

Peace, Love and Retail: The Art and Science of Selling Your Stuff, a workshop with global go-to-market expert, David Brown.

Learn the essentials of how to sell your product from the global go-to-market expert, David Brown. This workshop focuses on getting your product into the hands of the consumer.

Learn the fundamental criteria for different avenues of your product placement. Begin to ask the right questions, understand your marketplace, and create a sustainable business for both you and the retailer. We’ll concentrate what’s important to retailers of any size and your own selling opportunities. Hone your retail acumen by focusing on sales metrics, sales drivers, and analytics. You’ll leave our workshop equipped with a general understanding of the crazy world of retail, along with a checklist of key points applicable to your distribution method.

David Brown is a global, go-to-market expert. He has over three decades of commercial marketplace success building and driving profitable brands and creating sustainable business models for future growth. He believes strongly in sales planning, analytics, and new business development, and has a critical understanding of consumer-based, diverse athletic and fashion products after working with brands like NIKE, Jordan, and Geox. David spent over 30 successful years at NIKE, including 4 years as VP of Merchandising where he focused on sales, merchandising and product marketing to grow retailers and distribution in an ultra-competitive marketplace. A versatile expert in his field, David has consulted for start-ups like Wildfang (Portland, OR), worked in international fashion for Geox, Inc. (Italy), and taught courses in Sports Product Management at the University of Oregon.

This event will take place at the Wacom Experience Center.

This workshop is produced and hosted by Inside Fashion Design - www.insidefashiondesign.net

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Saturday
May 4
IFD Master Workshop – Sustainable Textile Learning Experience
Wacom Experience Center

Sustainable Textile Learning Experience, a workshop with renowned textile artist, Tricia Langman.

Join Inside Fashion Design and textile artist Tricia Langman for a day-long program designed to take you on a practical and theoretical journey through sustainable and innovative textile practices. Spend the morning exploring the practical application of current and future textile and materials techniques. After a break for lunch, the theory becomes experience as you create and experiment in the afternoon. Students will make leather from a seaweed organic base, weave fabric and enjoy the opportunity to do dip dyeing using plant-based direct dyes.

Come to discover more about the sustainable materials and techniques that will shape the future landscape of textiles and fashion design!

This event will take place at the Wacom Experience Center.

This workshop is produced and hosted by Inside Fashion Design - www.insidefashiondesign.net

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Thursday
Feb 28
IFD Master Workshop – The Art of Color
Wacom Experience Center

Join textile artist Tricia Langman, founder of the successful international textile print design studio Spoogi, for an interactive look into color theory and color psychology. How do color trends emerge? How do you research color using the best process for your brand?

Explore color selection and how to apply color trends to your brand design strategies. Tricia offers practical advice for using color services like Pantone, selecting colors for digital platforms and social media, and using color in the retail space. Learn from case study examples and a walkthrough of the process Tricia’s studio used to select their colors for 2020.

Textile artist and designer, Tricia Langman, has over eighteen years of experience designing for prestigious fashion companies worldwide, including Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Halston, Kashiyama, Donna Karan, Nike, Anthropologie, Banana Republic and Target. Her work has been featured at the Met’s Costume Institute, and she recently created a limited edition collection for Pendleton Home as part of their guest artist series. Tricia is founder and owner of Spoogi, a successful international print design studio.

This event will take place at the Wacom Experience Center

This workshop is produced and hosted by Inside Fashion Design - www.insidefashiondesign.net

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Thursday
Mar 21
IFD Master Workshop – The Curvy Gal: Fit and Flair
Wacom Experience Center

Is it your dream to design for Curvy/Plus? Are you filled with ideas for this untapped, underserved and fastest-growing segment of the apparel market? Jumpstart your efforts with an inspiring and information-packed evening featuring two seasoned industry professionals!

Alyson Clair and LaJean Lawson bring their deep knowledge and years of hands-on and market-leading experience to this workshop, offering an understanding of product design and development and key consumer insights for the current Curvy/Plus market segment. Highlights from this 3-hour course include biometrics of the Curvy/Plus body, fit/sizing, pattern-making considerations, and optimizing style/design lines. Think beyond the initial design to things like line planning, the implications of Curvy/Plus garments in the manufacturing process, and market size and trends. Finally, you’ll discover who the Curvy/Plus shopper is, and how best to communicate and connect with her, as well as trends to watch for in the Curvy/Plus market.

When it comes to the science and design of sports bras, LaJean Lawson easily qualifies as THE global expert. She’s the only person on the planet with two graduate degrees in sports bra science and more than 30 years of continuous consulting in sports bra design, development, and marketing. Most recently, her research has focused on understanding and meeting the apparel needs and desires of plus/curvy women. LaJean excels in making any subject matter fun, personal and easy-to-understand, and her energy and enthusiasm are contagious. Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, she presently resides and rides a mean bicycle in the sports apparel mecca of Portland, Oregon.

Alyson Clair is a native Oregonian and graduated from the Art Institute of Portland with a BS in Apparel Design. She spent her first 4 years in the apparel industry working in a domestic factory, where she obtained practical manufacturing experience pattern making, grading, and marking. She has worked for international brands like Nike, Wilson Tennis, and Champion, with technical proficiency in compression, swim, and spandex. The fit is one of her passions, and she has expertise in Women’s Plus Sizing. Along with her technical design work, she has had a small women’s dress line made in Portland for the last 10 years, focused on knits. In 2014, she wrote The Colette Guide to Sewing with Knits and released their first knit sewing pattern range.

This workshop will be held at the Wacom Experience Center.

This workshop is produced and hosted by Inside Fashion Design - www.insidefashiondesign.net

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Thursday
May 23
IFD Master Workshop – You are a Brand
Wacom Experience Center

You Are a Brand, with designer, Matthew A. Rhoades.

Believe it or not, You Are a Brand. Your personality. Your priorities. Every characteristic that defines you.

Join our brand-building workshop with renowned designer Matthew A. Rhoades to better understand yourself so you can better communicate with others. In psychology, there is the concept that “What you project out is what you get back.” Want to project success? If you can understand your own strengths and weaknesses, this class will help you create a successful narrative to build your own brand.

Matthew A. Rhoades is one of the most accomplished and respected design minds in the Pacific Northwest. As a veteran of several global design studios and former Nike Global Creative Director, Matthew’s award-winning career encompasses more than two decades, 40+ patents, 6 world records, and multiple global design awards. Achievement highlights include an IDEA Gold Metal, a Newsweek “Product of the Year,” and designing the Trek Y-Bike, named “Third most influential mountain bike of all time.” In addition to his work as an industrial designer, he holds an MBA in Entrepreneurial Management and New Product Development and has spent over 18 years as an adjunct professor, faculty member and speaker. He is currently a De Tao Master and Professor of Strategy Design Innovation at the De Tao Group Masters Academy in Shanghai. His experience transcends traditional industrial design products, encompassing digital (UI/UX), brand strategy, cutting-edge innovation, new business strategy, and overall design excellence.

This event will take place at the Wacom Experience Center.

This workshop is produced and hosted by Inside Fashion Design - www.insidefashiondesign.net

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Thursday
Feb 28
Intro to Shell Scripting
Free Geek

Control your computer, make your own programs, and make timed actions for your programs by learning to shell script. Command line knowledge required.

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Thursday
Mar 28
Intro to Shell Scripting
Free Geek

Control your computer, make your own programs, and make timed actions for your programs by learning to shell script. Command line knowledge required.

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Saturday
Feb 23
Introduction to HTML & CSS
Gresham Library Computer Lab

With conversational lectures and hands-on labs, students will learn HTML and CSS required to build a static website.

This is a class for beginners to coding, but students must feel comfortable using a mouse and keyboard and have basic experience using a computer.

Presented by PDX Code Guild

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Saturday
Feb 16
Introduction to Programming
Gresham Library Computer Lab

With interactive lectures and hands-on Python labs, students will gain the basic tools and skills, giving you a solid foundation for further learning. This class covers setting up your environment, all of the programming data types, functional programming, and more!

This is a class for beginners to programming, but students must feel comfortable using a mouse and keyboard and have basic experience using a computer.

Presented by PDX Code Guild

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Thursday
Apr 25
ISACA Session: Identification, Pursuit and Prosecution of a Cyber Criminal
Port of Portland Headquarters - Port Board Room

Identification, Pursuit and Prosecution of a Cyber Criminal: Inside Perspectives from the Oregon FBI and Oregon District Attorney

ISACA has brought together our top law and legal enforcement arms, the Oregon FBI and the Oregon State Attorney to highlight the skills, tools, and techniques used in the identification, pursuit, and prosecution of cyber crime within and beyond the borders of Oregon.

As cyber crime continues to grow at pace faster than businesses can address, effective partnering with our State law and legal teams is required in effectively utilizing limited resources and funds to address this risk.

Join the top experts in our State as they discuss the personnel, process, and technology approaches used to combat this growing epidemic and understand how business and individuals can partner effectively with the FBI and our top law enforcement teams in identifying, pursuing, and prosecuting cyber criminals.

Speakers:

George Chamberlin FBI, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Portland Field Office

Bill Williams U.S. State Attorney and Chief Federal Law Enforcement, Portland Field Office

Scott Bradford Assistant U.S. Attorney, US Department of Justice, Portland Office

Quinn Harrington Assistant U.S. Attorney, US Department of Justice, Portland Office

AGENDA:

8:30am - 9:00am: Registration and Check-In

9:00am - 12:00 pm Presentations

Please note that lunch will not be provided. We will provide coffee and refreshments.

3 CPE

Cost: Early bird before 3/31: ISACA Members: $45.00 Non Members $65.00

After 3/31: ISACA Members: $60.00 Non Members $80.00

Parking will be validated by the Port of Portland. Event is in the Port Board Room.

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Wednesday
Mar 20
Jr Dev Meetup
White Owl Social Club

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

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Wednesday
May 15
Jr Dev Meetup
White Owl Social Club

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

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Wednesday
Jul 17
Jr Dev Meetup
White Owl Social Club

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

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Wednesday
Sep 18
Jr Dev Meetup
White Owl Social Club

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

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Wednesday
Nov 20
Jr Dev Meetup
White Owl Social Club

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

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Wednesday
Apr 17
Jr Dev Meetup- speaker
Vacasa

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

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Wednesday
Jun 19
Jr Dev Meetup- speaker
Vacasa

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

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Wednesday
Aug 21
Jr Dev Meetup- speaker
Vacasa

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

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Wednesday
Oct 16
Jr Dev Meetup- speaker
Vacasa

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

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Wednesday
Dec 18
Jr Dev Meetup- speaker
Vacasa

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

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Wednesday
Feb 20
Jr Dev Meetup- speaker: Rachel Etnire from New Relic
Vacasa

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

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Thursday
Feb 28
Lunch & Learn - An Honest Look at Sales and Marketing
Oregon Bioscience Incubator (OBI) / OTRADI

OBI is hosting a Lunch & Learn where Andre' Petett, Managing Director of Aptly Focused, will speak on sales; understanding how to plan, execute and track them. Uncovering the distinction between sales and marketing. Does commercialization have to change your original vision?

Learn about Andre' Petett:

Mr. Petett has been in sales and sales management for over 25 years. That experience coupled with an MBA in management and finance helped Mr. Petett launch Aptly Focused consulting 5 years ago. The role of Aptly Focused is to fill gaps for small and medium size businesses. Solve issues in sales, recruiting and training of employees and creating operating systems.

Andre' grew up in Portland. Attended Jesuit High School and the University of Oregon. His graduate degree is from Santa Clara University. He enjoys traveling with his wife and two sons. Modern Pentathlon (run, pistol shoot, fencing, swimming and horseback riding are the events) and snowboarding are activities he picked up later in life.

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Sunday
Feb 17
Micro Python Starter Class
CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

Tickets available through the website link.

This is a beginner programming/soldering/microController class in micro python. We'll test out accelerometers, addressable LEDs, and the analog output pin to headphones. For the over achievers, once you are done with the soldering, all the test scripts are pre-loaded so you can bounce around at your own pace.

The class is from 11AM to 2PM, but we'll be around until 4PM if anyone wants additional time to work on their own or to ask questions and get hands on help.

Example Code Environment Preview: https://learn.adafruit.com/welcome-to-circuitpython/creating-and-editing-code

Before Class: Please install MU!... https://learn.adafruit.com/welcome-to-circuitpython/installing-mu-editor What you get: Adafruit's tiny M0 running MicroPython https://www.adafruit.com/product/3727 32bit M0 SAMD21 with 2MB of flash onboard Fist full of parts and a big Circuit Board to solder them to

What to bring: - Laptop running MU - A Micro USB cable - Bring your own Soldering Iron or we'll provide something hot you can use - Headphones

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Saturday
Feb 16
NEO DevCon 2019
through Hyatt Regency Seattle

NEO is a community-driven, open-sourced blockchain platform. The project was initiated in 2014 and open-sourced on Github in 2015. Its mainnet has maintained stable operation for two and a half years. It upholds the vision of realizing a programmable, digitized and trustless “smart economy” with millions of community members making active contributions across the globe.

NEO is one of the most developer-friendly public blockchain projects and decentralized application platforms, offering robust infrastructure, a variety of APIs and SDKs, a comprehensive smart contract system and easily accessible support to community developers.

Coming to Seattle on February 16 and 17, NEO DevCon 2019 is a forward-looking premium summit for developers, showcasing various decentralized applications and top contributors in the ecosystem.

At the conference, NEO Foundation and its subsidiaries will announce roadmap and plans for the future. Industry experts from top tech companies and leading scholars will share their insights on “decentralization”, “Layer 2” , “distributed storage” and other blockchain-related frontier topics.

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Monday
Feb 25
NewTech PDX - February 25th
WeWork Pioneer Place

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

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

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

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

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

  • Pres. #1: Amber Rush with Basic Counsel

  • Pres. #2: Dan Grupp with GruppWorks
  • Pres. #3: Randy Herman with Help Me​​
  • Pres. #4: Ryan Anderson with Cyrkus Events
  • Pres. #5: John Connor with Attensa

8:30pm - After-Party at Yard House

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Monday
Mar 4
OEN & OTBC Workshop: Startup 411 – How to Start Your Startup
Beaverton City Library

Got an idea for a startup, but don’t know where to start? This workshop, held jointly by OEN and OTBC, will provide you with:

  • A checklist of where to get started
  • A review of common mistakes entrepreneurs make and how to avoid them
  • An overview of startup funding options (and realities)
  • An overview of resources available to entrepreneurs
  • Answers to some of the basic questions that always come up, including protecting your idea, finding co-founders, and more!
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Thursday
Mar 21
OEN Members Only: Orientation and Mixer
Lane Powell

We want to make sure you’re getting the most out of your OEN membership. Join us for our member orientation and mixer so you can introduce yourself to OEN staff and fellow OEN members, and understand the benefits that come with joining our membership network.

The orientation will include a presentation that provides an overview of OEN programs and services, as well as time for Q&A and networking. Coffee and pastries will be provided.

Whether you’re a new member wondering how to get started or an established member wondering how to best leverage your membership, we hope you’ll join us in March!

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Tuesday
Mar 12
OEN Office Hours: March
WeWork Custom House 220 NW 8th Ave Portland

Want to chat with an OEN staff member about how to get started leveraging our network? How to leverage other entrepreneurial resources in Portland and beyond? How to best take advantage of your membership? How to get more involved in OEN?

Make an appointment during our March 12 office hours so you can introduce yourself and chat with us. When you arrive, check in at the front desk and the receptionist will tell you where to go.

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Wednesday
Feb 20
OEN Westside PubTalk: What the Heck is Marketing?
The Rock Wood Fired Pizza at The Streets of Tanasbourne

Marketing is key to building a sustainable business. Come learn the basics! Our February Westside PubTalk will address three important criteria to enhance marketing efforts in your small business:

  • Start with a strong foundational understanding of your market.
  • Create a compelling value proposition that attracts customers.
  • Execute a social media marketing plan on a tight budget to keep those customers coming!

Tickets: www.oen.org

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Wednesday
Mar 27
OHSU Commercialization Conference
through Robertson Life Sciences Building, OHSU

Please join us on March 27-28, 2019 for the sixth annual OHSU Commercialization Conference, hosted by Technology Transfer and Business Development . This conference connects with OHSU innovators with investors, industry partners and community collaborators to help build a vibrant hub for innovation and commercialization of innovative technology. Through speaker sessions, startup pitches, industry insights and collaboration stories, the conference will focus on the theme of "Fueling Health Care Innovation." The conference offers a platform for attendees to explore the impact of innovations that will revolutionize health care and understand the drivers of this transformation.

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Monday
Feb 18
PASCAL Hackerspace - Build2Learn: Build It, And They Will Pwn.
PASCAL

Welcome to PASCAL Hackerspace's newest hands-on workshop: Build2Learn!

The general idea of the Build2Learn twice-monthly sessions is to take several categories of tools, analyze their functionality, and re-implement them using your language of choice.

The goal is not to present a tutorial. The goal is to have discussion around the the process of breaking the problem down into specific use cases and requirements i.e. tasks that can be more easily implemented.

The core goal of programming is problem solving, the aim here is to facilitate and encourage this skill.

There will be a focus on performing code review and encouraging people to demo their progress to the group.

Session_0 will focus on the following:

>Help individuals setup their development environment
>Make sure that the git workflow is well understood
>Help with a language selection
Note: while there will not be any prescribed languages,we suggest
either python or javascript. This is not to deter the use of other
languages. Just to suggest that there may be more help available using
something listed above.
>Help users install git for their operating system
>Help users create a github account and setup git to use it
>Help users install language and tooling (if needed)
>Help users install text editor and discuss the merits of different options

For more information, please visit-https://randy5235.github.io/build2learn/ or view the current repository directly on Github here: https://github.com/randy5235/build2learn . The purpose of this repository is to provide a resource for documentation and source code for the Build2Learn session(s) at PASCAL Hackerspace.

For questions regarding PASCAL Hackerspace and events hosted there in general, please email [masked]. For questions regarding Build2Learn, please reach out to Randy here on Meetup! He can be found here: https://www.meetup.com/members/10974695/

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Saturday
Feb 16
PASCAL Hackerspace - Tools That Pwn: A Hacker Symposium
PASCAL

This Saturday at PASCAL we are offering a Hacker Symposium of sorts, featuring a few handy tools of the trade as well as two major frameworks often used in developing exploits and attacking systems or networks. We will be surveying several of the tools that are part of Kali, and easy to install on any Debian derived distro. It seems many folks, sometimes even the professionals already hip deep in the field of tech, are unaware of the power their packages wield! The wild hacker kidz at PASCAL are going to show you how to get started with packaged/pre-loaded tools like Burp Suite, Binwalk, Wireshark, Kismet and will also provide you with an overview of the Metasploit and Volatility frameworks. Come take your first step with Reverse Engineering at PASCAL using Binwalk! Excuse yourself and set up a proxy with Burp Suite! Breath deep and sniff packets with Kismet! Enjoy these puns and more, in person with Cylon and the rest of the misfit hackers of PDX!

We will set aside time to answer questions, and hold demonstrations of each utility discussed. This is all about what YOU want to learn!! Questions? please email Cylon--> [masked]. PASCAL also has a Discord server as means of communication regarding upcoming events, news in infosec and memes (inquire within).
If you RSVP and are no longer able to make it, please do take the time to change your RSVP so that someone else may attend, even if it is only an hour before! Thanks!

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Wednesday
Mar 6
PDX DITA User Group Meetup
AppNexus 711 SW Alder Street Suite 400 Portland, OR 97205

For users of DITA XML, the open-source authoring specification. The PDX DITA User's Group has been meeting for the last 7+ years.

We're holding an unprogrammed meetup for DITA practitioners, students, and the DITA-curious at the AppNexus offices near Pioneer Square. Come discuss current projects and future ideas over drinks and snacks.

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Tuesday
Feb 19
PDX Serverless Meetup - Safe Lambda Deployments
Stackery Office

Safe Lambda Deployments

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Portland-Serverless-Architecture-Meetup/events/258602787/

AWS Lambda and AWS CodeDeploy enable developers to safely deploy new application code to production. In this talk, we will discuss how Saks Fifth Avenue adopted 'safe deployment' practices for AWS Lambda functions. We'll examine traffic shifting, traffic hooks, YAML configuration, and the CodeDeploy API.

About the speaker:

Sean Sullivan is a Principal Software Engineer at the Hudson's Bay Company. Sean has worked on a variety of backoffice engineering projects, including payment processing and email generation. He is a contributor to open source projects and has contributed to Amazon's AWS SDK for Java version 2.0. He lives in Portland Oregon.

Schedule:
Doors Open at 6 p.m.
Programming to begin at 6:30 p.m. with Q&A after.

Drinks and Light Snacks will be served.

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PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) February Happy Hour
Puppet

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-february-happy-hour-tickets-54657448901] is required to gain entry to this event

Join us for February Happy Hour at Puppet!

PDXWIT is looking forward to seeing you at our February Happy Hour at Puppet! Most of us procrastinate from time to time, but maybe that is not such a bad thing. The theme of the evening is Overcoming Procrastination, and we will discuss how that last minute pressure can often help us crank out some great work. The conversation starter to keep the networking flowing will be “What helps you focus when you need to get work done?”

While the event is primarily intended for networking, we will have a short segment at 5:30 to share important announcements and showcase some individuals in our community.

  • An employee of Puppet will provide an introduction to the company and share open job opportunities

  • Rebecca Snyder will talk about how improv can help us in business

  • A local engineering leader will present “A Nerd’s Guide to Debugging Procrastination”

During the event, we’ll have more to do than free-form networking:

  • 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 for Meg Aul, our Event Activities Director.

  • Table Topics to help break the ice.

  • A section for job seekers and our sponsors who are hiring, to ensure people get connected.

Agenda:

4:30 p.m. - Doors open

5:30 p.m. - Introductions, announcements + lightning speakers

6:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ:

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: No.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event? A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation? A: There is usually plenty of metered street parking and pay-to-park parking lots.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: We will have signs in the lobby directing people to the 5th floor.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: No.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes - MAX runs right in front of our building so it is really convenient. The bus lines are just a couple blocks away.

Q: Can I bring my dog? A: No, please leave your furry friends at home. There are dogs in the building during work hours.

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.

Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

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Wednesday
Mar 6
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) How to Study for a Technical Interview
AWS Elemental

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-how-to-study-for-a-technical-interview-tickets-55219283363] is required to gain entry to this event

Interviewing for a new job can be a stressful proposition. It is hard to know what to expect and even how to prepare for it. Each company evaluates its candidates differently. Luckily, some upfront investment and preparation can really go a long way in helping you distinguish yourself from the rest of the candidates. In this seminar led by an engineering leader at Elemental, we will cover some common interviewing practices for technical interviews and what you may be able to do to get ready. We plan to cover many beneficial topics:

• Morning preparation, attire, mindset

• Preparation for the non-technical parts

• How to study for the coding interview

• How to execute the coding test

Due to the level of interaction required, attendance will be capped at 40. Never fear: we will be organizing this same event bi-monthly because we want everyone to have access to this session!

Agenda:

5:00 PM: Doors open

5:15 PM: Introduction

5:30 PM: Session begins

6:30 PM: Session ends

Event FAQ:

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: No.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes.

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event? A: Yes, appetizers and nonalcoholic drinks will be provided.

Q: What is the parking situation? A: No on-site parking available at this event.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: The entrance for AWS Elemental is on SW Broadway, between Jefferson & Columbia, on the opposite side of the street from Raven & Rose.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: No secured bike parking available at this event.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes, taking public transportation to this event is recommended. The event is conveniently located near MAX and bus lines.

Q: Can I bring my dog? A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home.

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.

Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

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Thursday
Feb 21
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Job Application Secrets
Custom House/WeWork

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-job-application-secrets-tickets-54871013679] is required to gain entry to this event

Job Application Secrets: Nine Common Mistakes Candidates Make

A hiring manager at any given tech company in Portland receives hundreds of applications for an open position in Sales, Marketing, Operations, or Administration. More than half of the received applications are discarded immediately, or soon after, due to simple (and preventable!) mistakes that applicants routinely make. During this presentation we’ll cover the 9 most common mistakes applicants make on their cover letters, resumes, email responses, phone screens, and in-person interviews that disqualify them from the applicant pool. A successful job application means successfully marketing and selling yourself to the company—and in this presentation marketer Carly J. Cais shows you how to jump through each job application hoop successfully. Getting a job is ultimately 10% luck and 90% meeting the company’s criteria, but coming to this presentation will help you ace that 90%. You can get in the room with the decision-makers...and ultimately get HIRED.

Carly J. Cais, Senior Sales & Marketing Operations Manager, Routeware LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carlyjcais/

Agenda:

5:30 pm - Doors open /networking

6:00 pm - Introduction

6:15 pm - Presentation

7:00 pm - Networking

7:30 pm - Event ends

Event FAQ:

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: No

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event? A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation? A: Garage parking available at Metropolitan Garage or 1000 Broadway Building Garage

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: After 6pm, elevator to 12th Floor needs key card to access. But we will have a team member downstairs to badge people in

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: Yes

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes, Pioneer Place/SW 5th MAX line are nearby

Q: Can I bring my dog? A: Yes

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.

Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

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Thursday
Mar 21
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Job Board Live Event
Finastra

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-job-board-live-event-tickets-55718997020] is required to gain entry to this event

Don’t miss the latest edition of our Job Board Live event, where companies that have posted featured jobs on the PDXWIT job board will be there to meet you in person and give you a chance to share your brilliant skills and qualifications.

We’ll also have a team reviewing resumes; bring a printed copy along, and they can help you polish it and make an even better impression.

Doors will open at 4:30 p.m., and we’ll have light snacks available until 6:30 p.m.

Agenda:

4:00 p.m. - Hiring company setup

4:30 p.m. - Networking and resume review begins

6:30 p.m. - Event ends

*Note that there is no formal presentation or announcement section at this event, it's just networking and resume reviews.

Event FAQ:

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: Yes.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes.

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event? A: Yes.

Q: What is the parking situation? A: There is metered street parking available.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: The building entrance for 1320 SW Broadway is on Broadway, when entering the building, turn left to access the Finastra reception desk to check in.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: No.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes.

Q: Can I bring my dog? A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home.

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.

Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

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Tuesday
Mar 19
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) March Happy Hour
Cambia Health Solutions

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-march-happy-hour-tickets-55540219291] is required to gain entry to this event

Join us for March Happy Hour at Cambia Health!

PDXWIT is looking forward to seeing you at our March Happy Hour at Cambia Health! A lot of people talk about the Importance of diversity in the technology Industry, but does diversity even matter if there are not meaningful efforts to achieve inclusion? The conversation starter to keep the networking flowing will be “What is the Difference Between Diversity and Inclusion?”

While the event is primarily intended for networking, we will have a short segment at 5:30 to share important announcements and showcase some individuals in our community.

An employee of Cambia will provide an introduction to the company and share open job opportunities

Filmmaker Casey Hastings will screen her short film “Diversity Hires,” and she and the actors involved will speak briefly on the making of the film

During the event, we’ll have more to do than free-form networking:

  • 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 for Meg Aul, our Event Activities Director.

  • Table Topics to help break the ice.

  • A section for job seekers and our sponsors who are hiring, to ensure people get connected.

Agenda:

4:30 p.m. - Doors open

5:30 p.m. - Introductions, announcements + speaking segments

6:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ:

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: No.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event? A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation? A: There is usually plenty of metered street parking and pay-to-park parking lots.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: We will have signs in the lobby directing people to the 5th floor.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: No.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes - MAX runs right in front of our building so it is really convenient. The bus lines are just a couple blocks away.

Q: Can I bring my dog? A: No, please leave your furry friends at home. There are dogs in the building during work hours.

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.

Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

Website
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) March Happy Hour
Cambria

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-march-happy-hour-tickets-55540219291] is required to gain entry to this event

Join us for March Happy Hour at Cambia Health!

PDXWIT is looking forward to seeing you at our March Happy Hour at Cambia Health! A lot of people talk about the Importance of diversity in the technology Industry, but does diversity even matter if there are not meaningful efforts to achieve inclusion? The conversation starter to keep the networking flowing will be “What is the Difference Between Diversity and Inclusion?”

While the event is primarily intended for networking, we will have a short segment at 5:30 to share important announcements and showcase some individuals in our community.

An employee of Cambia will provide an introduction to the company and share open job opportunities

Filmmaker Casey Hastings will screen her short film “Diversity Hires,” and she and the actors involved will speak briefly on the making of the film

During the event, we’ll have more to do than free-form networking:

  • 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 for Meg Aul, our Event Activities Director.

  • Table Topics to help break the ice.

  • A section for job seekers and our sponsors who are hiring, to ensure people get connected.

Agenda:

4:30 p.m. - Doors open

5:30 p.m. - Introductions, announcements + speaking segments

6:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ:

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: No.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event? A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation? A: There is usually plenty of metered street parking and pay-to-park parking lots.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: We will have signs in the lobby directing people to the 5th floor.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: No.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes - MAX runs right in front of our building so it is really convenient. The bus lines are just a couple blocks away.

Q: Can I bring my dog? A: No, please leave your furry friends at home. There are dogs in the building during work hours.

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.

Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

Website
Wednesday
Feb 27
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Never Take the First Offer
Cayuse

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-never-take-the-first-offer-tickets-54706841636] is required to gain entry to this event

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.

Agenda:

5:30 p.m. - Doors open

6:00 p.m. - PDXWIT and Cayuse (event host) introduction

6:15 p.m. - Presentation Begins

7:00 p.m. - Networking

7:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ:

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: Yes, there will be gender neutral restrooms.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes, the space is ADA accessible.

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event? A: Yes, food and drink will be available.

Q: What is the parking situation? A: There is a parking garage located under Building 2 of World Trade Center Portland, and the garage address for GPS is 56 SW Taylor Street, Portland, Oregon 97204. The entrance is off Taylor between Naito and 1st. From the garage take the elevators to the bridge level (B) and walk over the bridge into Building 1's lobby (east). Parking can also be validated for up to 2 hours with a stamp.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: We are located at World Trade Center Portland - Building 1 at 121 SW Salmon Street, Suite 900. The lobby to Building 1 is up escalators (SW corner of 2nd and Salmon) on the 2nd floor. For ADA access, take the ground floor elevator to the 9th floor (press '9' outside the elevators and use the indicated cab). Follow signs to the Cayuse lobby. The security desk and a representative from Cayuse will be there to direct you to the event space.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: There are bike racks located in the parking garage, as well as racks around the World Trade Center Campus.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes! The event is located nearby to MAX and bus lines.

Q: Can I bring my dog? A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home.

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.

Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

Website
Thursday
Mar 14
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Vancouver Mixer
The Red Cross Community Room

Registration through Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-vancouver-mixer-tickets-55302179307 is required to gain entry to this event

There are big things happening in Vancouver’s technology industry and PDXWIT is eager to expand its presence into the area. Please join us for the first PDXWIT Vancouver Mixer, hosted by RealWear!

While the event will be primarily focused on networking, we will have guest speaker Becky Priebe present the following: Advancing Women in Technology through Design Thinking: Strategy and Tactics. It will be a practical look at how to gain traction as women in technology, approaching the problem from a design mindset.

A representative of RealWear will also share information about the company, including any opportunities that are available.

So please join us for our inaugural Vancouver Mixer. Hope to see you there!

Agenda:

5:00 pm - Doors open / networking

5:45 pm - Introduction + guest speaker

6:30 pm - Networking

7:00 pm - Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event?

A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: There is onsite, free parking in front of the building and in a lot off of Fort Vancouver Way along Martin Court.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance?

A: The main entrance to the building should be utilized and there is an ADA Compliant access ramp near the entrance.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: Not outside, though bikes can be brought into the building.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Public transport is available, though the fort is a short walk from downtown Vancouver.

Q: Can I bring my dog?

A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home. Please note there may be office pets present at this event.

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.

Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

Monday
Jun 3
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Volunteer Info Night
New Relic 111 Southwest 5th Avenue Suite 2700 Portland, OR 97204

Registration through Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-volunteer-info-night-tickets-55594368252?aff=eac2 is required to gain entry to this event

Interested in joining the stellar crew of PDXWIT volunteers? New to volunteering with us? Want to meet other capable, driven women and allies in tech? You'll be in the right place at our summer volunteer program overview. At the orientation, you'll learn about different volunteer roles, from regular engagements to occasional gigs; get an overview of expectations and processes; have any questions you bring answered; and meet others interested in volunteering with PDXWIT.

PDXWIT is an almost 100% volunteer-run organization, which means that volunteers are crucial to the success of our mission. There are plenty of ways to get involved. We can't wait to welcome you!

Agenda:

5:30 p.m. - Doors open

5:45 p.m. - Event begins

Introduce attendees to PDXWIT

Provide overview of:

PDXWIT Goals

Volunteer Program and Agreement

Different types of volunteer roles

Example of some of the regular teams

Highlight some upcoming volunteer needs

Answer questions

7:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event?

A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: No onsite parking available.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance?

A: Multiple doors are available into US Bank Tower (5th, Oak, and 6th). Generally, elevators are locked after 5, but will be unlocked for this event between 5:15 - 5:30.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: There are a few secured bike parking spots.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes

Q: Can I bring my dog?

A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home.

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.

Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

Website
Tuesday
Apr 2
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) West Side Mixer
Intel

On April 2nd, come celebrate Equal Pay Day with PDXWIT and Intel!

Many of us live and/or work on the West Side but may not have a professional community convenient to the area. Thanks to PDXWIT’s and Intel’s support, we can get together to talk tech and other work topics.

While the event will be primarily networking focused, we will also have the opportunity to hear from Alyson Crafton, VP of IT at Intel, who will share information about the company.

We will also hear from Rebecca Channer, Founder and CEO of ProsperCity. Channer is committed to closing the gender wage gap and ending salary discrimination in the United States. Rebecca will talk about the importance of salary transparency and compensation clarity when it comes to addressing pay disparities that impact women and people of color. She will share the benefits of transparency to job seekers and employees, while also getting real with employers about transparency as the path to greater diversity, inclusion and prosperity.

We hope to see you there!

Agenda:

5:00 pm - Doors open / networking

5:30 pm - Introductions (PDXWIT & Intel)

6:00 pm - Featured Speakers

6:30 pm - Networking

7:00 pm - Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes, gender neutral restrooms will be available.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes, the space is ADA accessible.

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event?

A: Yes, food and drink will be provided at this event.

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: Free onsite parking is available near Building RA1 where the event will be held.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance?

A: All attendees will need to enter through Building RA1 to check in with security before joining the event.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: Bike parking is available just to the left of Building RA1’s lobby doors, but attendees should bring their own lock.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes! The event is accessible via Trimet bus and MAX lines.

Q: Can I bring my dog?

A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home. Please note there may be office pets present at this event.

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.

Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

Website
Thursday
Apr 4
PDX Women In Technology (PDXWIT) Diversity Dinner (APPLY TO ATTEND)
Airbnb 34 Northwest 1st Avenue Portland, OR 97209

Registration through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-technology-pdxwit-diversity-dinner-apply-to-attend-tickets-56661130968 is required to gain entry to this event

Join us for a small, informal yet focused dinner where we can share our experiences with diversity in the workplace. The intimate and safe setting will allow us to discuss tactics, strategies and support to resolve the issues that arise. This event will be led by Emma Holland, Marcus Carter, and Heather Knight. This is an incubator opportunity which could result in future programming.

Our goal is to ensure this event results in a well-represented, honest and impactful conversation about diversity in our industry, so we are asking folks to apply to attend this event by completing this form. Applications are due by March 20th and the 10 invitees will be notified by March 27th.

Agenda:

6:00 p.m. - Arrive and get food

6:15 p.m. - Discussion begins

8:00 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event?

A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: No onsite parking. We are one block from the Smart Park on NW 1st and NW Davis and there is street parking available

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance?

A: Front door is on NW 1st Ave.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: We do not have secured bike parking.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes. If possible. The Red/Blue MAX line stops at Skidmore Fountain and the office is located about 50 feet from that stop.

Q: Can I bring my dog?

A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home.

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.

Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

Website
Wednesday
Feb 20
PDX |> Elixir |> Group - Elixir Monitoring Tools: Observer, New Relic, Telemetry & more
Focus Vision

Elixir Monitoring Tools: Observer, New Relic, Telemetry and more

Presented by: Vince Foley

Note: the talks start at 6:30. Doors open at 6pm. Social time is 6:00-6:30.

• What we'll do The monthly meeting is the primary event offered by Elixir PDX. It includes presentations given by local and remote Elixir and Erlang presenters.

• What to bring Yourself! A laptop sometimes comes in handy.

• Important to know Pizza and drinks are typically provided by one of our sponsors.

Website
Thursday
Feb 21
PDXPUG: Temporal Databases: Theory and Postgres
PSU Business Accelerator

Temporal databases let you record history: either a history of the database (what the table used to say), a history of the thing itself (what it used to be), or both at once. The theory of temporal databases goes back to the 90s, but standardization has only just begun with some modest recommendations in SQL:2011, and database products (including Postgres) are still missing major functionality.

This talk will cover how temporal tables are structured, how they are queried and updated, what SQL:2011 offers (and doesn't), what functionality Postgres has already, and what remains to be built.

Paul started programming on a Tandy 1000 at age 8 and hasn't been able to stop since. He helped build one of the Mac's first web servers in 1994 and has founded software companies in politics and technical hiring. He works as an independent consultant specializing in Rails, Postgres, and Chef.

Website
Wednesday
Mar 27
PDXWIT - Creative Women in Tech: Setbacks to Comebacks
R2C Group 249 Northwest Park Avenue Portland, OR 97209

Join us for Creative Women in Tech: Setbacks to Comebacks in partnership with Portland Ad Federation, an ongoing panel series that highlights innovative women and underrepresented individuals who have gone through rough times, but continued to persevere and excel in their careers.

Panelists for the evening will be: Natalie Fung - CEO of AnswerConnect Jordan Hayles - Founder of Radical Brand Lab Arlyne Simon - Systems Engineer at Intel & children's book author

Moderated by:

Nadya Ighani - Producer at Swift Agency

Agenda:

5:30 p.m. - Doors open / Networking

6:00 p.m. - Introduction

6:15 p.m. - Panel Begins

7:15 p.m. - Panel ends / Q&A starts

7:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes, with accommodations.

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event?

A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: There is no onsite parking, but there is metered street parking nearby.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance?

A: In the Everett building, at the corner of NW Everett and Park.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: No

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes

Q: Can I bring my dog?

A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home. Please note there may be office pets present at this event.

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.

Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

Website
Monday
Jun 3
PDXWIT Volunteer Info Night
New Relic 111 Southwest 5th Avenue Suite 2700 Portland, OR 97204

Registration through Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-volunteer-info-night-tickets-55594368252?aff=eac2 is required to gain entry to this event

Interested in joining the stellar crew of PDXWIT volunteers? New to volunteering with us? Want to meet other capable, driven women and allies in tech? You'll be in the right place at our summer volunteer program overview. At the orientation, you'll learn about different volunteer roles, from regular engagements to occasional gigs; get an overview of expectations and processes; have any questions you bring answered; and meet others interested in volunteering with PDXWIT.

PDXWIT is an almost 100% volunteer-run organization, which means that volunteers are crucial to the success of our mission. There are plenty of ways to get involved. We can't wait to welcome you!

Agenda:

5:30 p.m. - Doors open

5:45 p.m. - Event begins

Introduce attendees to PDXWIT

Provide overview of:

PDXWIT Goals

Volunteer Program and Agreement

Different types of volunteer roles

Example of some of the regular teams

Highlight some upcoming volunteer needs

Answer questions

7:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event?

A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: No onsite parking available.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance?

A: Multiple doors are available into US Bank Tower (5th, Oak, and 6th). Generally, elevators are locked after 5, but will be unlocked for this event between 5:15 - 5:30.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: There are a few secured bike parking spots.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes

Q: Can I bring my dog?

A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home.

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.

Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

Website
Thursday
Mar 14
PIE Demo Day 2019
Aladdin Theater

It's been a while. But we're prepping a couple of new batches of startups — through both PIE and PIE Shop — who are eager to tell their stories. So we want to make sure that you're there to hear those stories.

We will be holding the next PIE Demo Day on Thursday, March 14, 2019. Because that's Pi Day. And that only makes sense. And we'll be hosting it at our biggest venue yet, the Aladdin Theater in southeast Portland. As always, we'll be livestreaming the event so folks around the world can take part.

So if you're interested in attending, please RSVP at your earliest convenience.

The event is free. Childcare will be provided.

Website
Thursday
Feb 28
Pitch Club Beaverton
Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce

Pitch Club is an ongoing monthly series where entrepreneurs can practice their pitch and receive feedback from their peers and TiE Oregon Charter Members including TiE Angels.

Robin Jones, TiE Oregon Charter Member will be the event Emcee, join her as she creates a dynamic and safe environment for you to receive feedback on your pitch - sales pitch, concept pitch, or investor pitch!

Participants are given the opportunity to role-play being an investor to other entrepreneurs giving them a better understanding of what the investors are looking for.

Website
Thursday
Apr 25
Pitch Club Beaverton
Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce

Pitch Club is an ongoing monthly series where entrepreneurs can practice their pitch and receive feedback from their peers and TiE Oregon Charter Members including TiE Angels.

Tom Kingsley, TiE Oregon Charter Member moderated the event and creates a dynamic and safe environment for you to receive feedback on your pitch - sales pitch, concept pitch, or investor pitch!

Participants are given the opportunity to role-play being an investor to other entrepreneurs giving them a better understanding of what the investors are looking for.

Website
Thursday
Mar 21
Pitch Club Portland
Central Office

Pitch Club is an ongoing monthly series where entrepreneurs can practice their pitch and receive feedback from their peers and TiE Oregon Charter Members including TiE Angels.

A TiE Oregon Charter Member moderated event that creates a dynamic and safe environment for you to receive feedback on your pitch - sales pitch, concept pitch, or investor pitch!

Participants are given the opportunity to role-play being an investor to other entrepreneurs giving them a better understanding of what the investors are looking for.

Website
Thursday
May 23
Pitch Club Portland
CENTRL Office

Pitch Club is an ongoing monthly series where entrepreneurs can practice their pitch and receive feedback from their peers and TiE Oregon Charter Members including TiE Angels.

Tom Kingsley, TiE Oregon Charter Member moderated the event and creates a dynamic and safe environment for you to receive feedback on your pitch - sales pitch, concept pitch, or investor pitch!

Participants are given the opportunity to role-play being an investor to other entrepreneurs giving them a better understanding of what the investors are looking for.

Website
Sunday
Feb 17
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

Website
Sunday
Mar 17
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

Website
Sunday
Apr 21
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

Website
Sunday
May 19
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

Website
Sunday
Jun 16
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

Website
Sunday
Jul 21
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

Website
Sunday
Aug 18
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

Website
Sunday
Sep 15
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

Website
Sunday
Oct 20
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

Website
Sunday
Nov 17
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

Website
Sunday
Dec 15
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

Website
Wednesday
Mar 6
Portland HashiCorp User Group - AWS Deployments and FinOps
Cloudability

Agenda:

6pm-6:30pm Arrive and mingle - Enjoy food and beverages

6:30pm-7pm "Reducing Cost & Risk via Automation with Terraform on AWS" presented by Chris Dunlap- Sr. Solution Engineer @ HashiCorp

Terraform is a tool for building, changing, and versioning infrastructure safely and efficiently. This talk will focus on how customers can leverage Terraform to eliminate unnecessary cloud spend by 30-40% and reduce risk by baking guardrails and best practices into their automation.

7pm-7:30pm "Intelligent decisions about cloud usage with Cloudability’s FinOps platform" presented by Patrick Zumar- Senior SE @ Cloudability

A new operating model for the cloud, called FinOps, is emerging that enables a shift — a combination of systems, best practices and culture — to increase an organization’s ability to understand cloud costs and make tradeoffs. In the same way that DevOps revolutionized development by breaking down silos and increasing agility, FinOps increases the business value of cloud by bringing together technology, business and finance professionals with a new set of processes.

FinOps has several fundamental building blocks we’ve seen high performing organizations put in place to gain competitive advantage. Patrick Zumar will share what we’ve learned from guiding hundreds of large and small cloud adopters on their journey to adopt FinOps.

7:30pm-8pm Networking

Website
Wednesday
Feb 20
Portland Java User Group (PJUG) - Cloud Native Enterprise Java with Istio
New Relic

The Portland Java User Group is holding a meeting on Wednesday Feb 20th at New Relic (111 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 2700 · Portland, OR).

Our feature speaker for this meeting is Sebastian Daschner, a Lead Java Developer Advocate for IBM and esteemed Java Champion. He will be giving the following two presentations:

--- PART 1 --- TITLE: 7 Principles of Productive Software Developers ABSTRACT: When working as a software developer, as well as in any other job, it’s important to be productive and to get things done. You want to focus on what adds value, increase your development speed, and cut out as many of the cumbersome, boring and repetitive tasks as possible.

This session shows seven principles how to accomplish the goal of being more effective and efficient as a Java developer. These principles include technical as well as self-organizational aspects. We’ll see how to implement them, especially how we can get the most out of our tools, why the invention of the mouse was a setback in productivity, and which mindsets to follow. This talk is not limited to specific tools or technologies yet it’ll provide examples and experiences, and it is brought to you by a German — from the country of efficiency.

--- PART 2 --- TITLE: Cloud Native, Service-Meshed Java Enterprise With Istio ABSTRACT: In enterprise software, we see more and more of the cloud native technologies, especially container orchestration and service meshes, emerging and slowly taking over the market. Developers are facing the challenge which technology to choose to implement microservices for a cloud native setting. Java Enterprise has been used for software solutions for a long time and its APIs are well-established in the ecosystem. However, is it possible to develop cloud native, service-meshed Java Enterprise applications that fulfill concerns such as scalability, resiliency, and telemetry — in an effective, manageable way?

This session shows how to implement service-meshed applications using Java EE 8 and MicroProfile. We will develop a mesh of microservices, managed by Kubernetes and Istio. We’ll see why especially the Java Enterprise approach fits the concepts behind container orchestration and service meshes well. The session also includes how to integrate the required cross-cutting concerns, such as monitoring, tracing, or resiliency into our applications, where developers have to actively integrate technology themselves and where the platform support us. Especially the cooperation between Java EE and MicroProfile provides a potent technology. All of the time will be spent live-coding while explaining the concepts and solutions.

SPEAKER: Sebastian Daschner Lead Java Developer Advocate for IBM and renowned Java Champion https://www.sebastian-daschner.com/

Please RSVP here: https://www.meetup.com/PDXJUG/events/258177965/

Hope to see you there!

Website
Wednesday
Feb 27
Portland JavaScript Admirers - JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Monthly Meeting
Janrain, Inc.

Josh Nelson will be talking game physics and state synchronization with PlinkoJS. PlinkoJS is a real-time, browser-based, multiplayer physics game. It was built using Javascript, Node.js, React, and WebSockets featuring technology native to the browser.

Note: We are back at JanRain this month.

JS isn't the only code we dig. We also have a Code...of Conduct: http://pdxjs.com/code-of-conduct/

Website
Wednesday
Jun 5
Portland Lunch 2.0 - Portland Lunch 2.0: Stoel Rives
Stoel Rives LLP

Not only will you get to have a great lunch with the amazing Portland startup community, you'll get one of the best views of the city.

More details to follow.

Website
Wednesday
Apr 3
Portland Lunch 2.0 - Portland Startup Week: CENTRL Office Eastside Lunch 2.0
CENTRL Office Eastside

As part of Portland Startup Week, CENTRL Office will be inviting the Portland startup community into their eastside location, right at the bridgehead of the Burnside Bridge. Close enough for westsiders to pop over for a bit.

More details to follow.

Website
Tuesday
Mar 12
Portland OWASP - Breaching the Cyber Security Job Industry with Ryan Krause
Simple 120 SE Clay St Floor 2, Portland, OR 97214

Breaching the Cyber Security Job Industry

Despite the growing popularity of the cyber security industry, many job hunters still find it challenging to break into the field. With numerous entry-level cyber security jobs requiring one, two, or sometimes even three years of security-related experience, how are inexperienced applicants supposed to get their foot in the door?

This talk will discuss some of the challenges that potential employees face while looking for careers in the cyber security industry. It will explore potential career paths for new high school and college graduates, mid-career employees with a technical background, as well as mid-career employees with no technical background. The discussion will also focus on ways to help position yourself for success in the industry, touching on security internships, university diplomas, industry certificates, Portland-based security meetings, and self-study resources.

Ryan Krause is a penetration tester based in the Portland, Oregon area. He has worked in various areas of the security field for the past 11 years for companies such as HP, eEye Digital Security/BeyondTrust, and Comcast with a primary focus on application security and development. He is currently a consultant at NetSPI where he performs web and network penetration tests and assists clients with reducing their overall security exposure.

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Tuesday
Feb 26
Portland OWASP Chapter Meeting - Building a Security Program From Nothing with Kendra Ash
Vacasa

Companies are starting to build security programs with no prior experience as awareness about cyber threats increases. Often this is at a later stage when the company has a fully staffed engineering team and accumulated security debt. This talk is about how to build a security program from nothing using stakeholder analysis and risk assessments to help prioritize remediation efforts and avoid getting overwhelmed. A healthy and effective security program relies on building relationships throughout the company, enlisting security champions, and leveraging tooling and automation as effectively as possible. Kendra Ash will be sharing some of the lessons learned on our journey building a security program from scratch over the last several months.

Kendra Ash (@securelykash) is an information security engineer at Vacasa, actively building a security team and program by leveraging guidance from her network and industry standards.

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Monday
Feb 18
Portland Programmer Network - PDX Code Guild - 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. Pizza and beverages are served. Parking is free!

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)[masked] We are at 2828 SW Corbett Ave #208, in the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

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Monday
Feb 25
Portland Programmer Network - PDX Code Guild - 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. Pizza and beverages are served. Parking is free!

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)[masked] We are at 2828 SW Corbett Ave #208, in the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

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Friday
Oct 18
Portland Retro Gaming Expo
through Oregon Convention Center Website
Wednesday
Apr 24
Probabilistic Programming discussions: Chapter 6 Getting our priorities straight
Alchemy Code Lab

We're back to our discussion format so there will be no presentation this month.

Our topics will be:

1) Chapter 6: Getting our priorities straight of "Bayesian Methods for Hackers" https://github.com/CamDavidsonPilon/Probabilistic-Programming-and-Bayesian-Methods-for-Hackers Please take a look at it. It's perfectly OK if you are just starting the book. Come with your questions and we will discuss them.

2) Anything else probabilistic we can think of.

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Saturday
Mar 2
ProductCamp Portland
PSU Smith Memorial Student Union

ProductCamp Portland is a peer-driven “unconference” that brings together 300'ish passionate Product Managers & Product Marketers to collaborate & share insights, and network with other top professionals in the Portland product community.

The education, personal development, and networking, alone, are priceless. We're also going to feed you breakfast, lunch, and even throw in an after party. This is the best $10 you will ever invest in your professional development

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Saturday
Feb 16
Professional Scrum Training
Portland State Univeristy

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 February 16th, 2019; 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.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Learn about the Scrum Process. Learn what a Product Owner and 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

WHO SHOULD COME?

People whose work is completed through projects and through teams; Software Engineers, Marketing Professionals, Project Managers, Technology Professionals, Students in MBA or undergrad business programs.

SPEAKER'S CAREER ACCOMPLISHMENTS

 * Product, Brand, and Marketing Management in diverse range of markets and industries, with P&L responsibilities up to $100 million annual sales.
 * Quick Learner of new industries/product offerings with results-oriented achievements. Created excitement around a static accessories category in condensed time frame. Created full line of support, educational, training, and presentation materials. Impact of efforts increased sales from $16.4M to $37.2M in 24 months.
 * Program management for multiple high tech/electronic development projects, averaging $3 million annual budget. Serve in project manager and product manager capacities. Two successful worldwide launches in 3 years. $1M annual OEM/B2B sales and $10M annual sales.
 * Combine demonstrated product management leadership experience with strong hands-on technical background. Equally comfortable delving into product requirements with hard-core engineers as well as presenting to executive level decision makers.
 * Uniquely skilled at fostering new ideas, building successful cross-functional teams, and nurturing a culture of consumer-driven product development and user experience innovation. Experience working in and managing cross-functional, cross-division, cross-geographic and multicultural sales, marketing and engineering organizations.
 * International program management, sourcing, engineering, OEM/ODM management/development experience. Overseas work assignments in EU and Asia with extended stay in Asia.

SUZANNE WARD'S CERTIFICATIONS

 * PMP, Project Management Professional, Project Management Institute
 * PSM, Professional Scrum Master, Scrum.org
 * CSM, CSPO, Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Product Owner, Scrum Alliance
 * CSP, Certified Scrum Professional, Scrum Alliance

CERTIFICATIONS FOR THIS TRAINING

This workshop is meant to introduce professionals and students to the Scrum methodology, though the material we cover will give you the knowledge and material covered in the exam for the Professional Scrum Master (PSM) certification. https://www.scrum.org/. Our students have gone on to take this test after the event, and passed.

ADDITIONAL FOR AUDIENCE

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

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS?

For further information: please contact Heber Michaels, [email protected] or our team at [email protected].

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Thursday
Feb 21
Ruby Coworking: Hollywood Edition
Case Study Coffee

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

Thursday
Feb 28
Ruby Coworking: Hollywood Edition
Case Study Coffee

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

Tuesday
Feb 19
Safe Lambda Deployments
Stackery 428 SW 4th St Suite 200 Portland, OR 97204

Safe Lambda Deployments

AWS Lambda and AWS CodeDeploy enable developers to safely deploy new application code to production. In this talk, we will discuss how Saks Fifth Avenue adopted 'safe deployment' practices for AWS Lambda functions. We'll examine traffic shifting, traffic hooks, YAML configuration, and the CodeDeploy API.

About the speaker:

Sean Sullivan is a Principal Software Engineer at the Hudson's Bay Company. Sean has worked on a variety of backoffice engineering projects, including payment processing and email generation. He is a contributor to open source projects and has contributed to Amazon's AWS SDK for Java version 2.0. He lives in Portland Oregon.

Schedule: Doors Open at 6 p.m. Programming to begin at 6:30 p.m. with Q&A after.

Drinks and Light Snacks will be served.

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Wednesday
Mar 27
SBIR/ STTR Workshop
Robertson Life Sciences Building, OHSU

Join us at the SBIR/STTR Workshop, a special pre-event to the 2019 Commercialization Conference. This workshop will help guide researchers and startups through the SBIR/STTR program, providing information on starting a proposal, seeking resources, assessing strengths and addressing gaps, and deciding the right time to apply. $10 admission fee to attend. Lunch will be provided.

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Wednesday
Apr 3
Scientific Computing for Planners, Engineers, and Scientists
through Maseeh College of Engineering, Portland State University

Scientific Computing for Planners, Engineers and Scientists April 3 – 10, 2019 (9 AM - 5 PM) at Portland State University in Portland, OR

For the third year, we're hosting our popular two-part data science course at PSU.

Did you ever feel you are “drinking from a hose” with the amount of data you are attempting to analyze? Have you been frustrated with the tedious steps in your data processing and analysis process and thinking, “There’s gotta be a better way to do things”? Are you curious what the buzz of data science is about? If any of your answers are yes, then this course is for you. Classes will all be hands-on sessions with lecture, discussions and labs. You can attend either course, or both.

Part One - Introductory Course Cost: $350 Coding and scripting basics Intro to data wrangling and visualizations Version control and best practices

Part Two - Intermediate Course Cost: $500 Transforming, visualizing, and modeling data Functions and iterations Applications for communicating results

REGISTER FOR BOTH PARTS AT A DISCOUNT: $750

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Saturday
Mar 9
Smart Mirror Build with Alexa and Raspberry Pi
Portland Community Church

Check out a smart mirror built with a Raspberry Pi connected to Alexa or Google Assistant. It displays weather, news, youtube videos, and LEDs synchronized to the audio. I'll be sharing the build schematics and parts to anyone who wants to build one.

If you would like to join the discussion check us out on Zoom https://zoom.us/j/7891236789.

Do you want to learn and share your passion in a supportive community? Knowledge Mavens is an ethos of sharing, creativity, and inspiration.

Our Meetup provides an opportunity to "Show and Tell" followed by feedback and Q&A. You'll have the opportunity to share with our channels such as Meetup, GitHub, YouTube, and Facebook to connect with more passionate people.

The second half of our session we'll collaborate on new topics. The winner wins an award for the most interesting topic and the opportunity to share in an upcoming session.

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Social Media Privacy
Free Geek

Are you one of the one billion people using Facebook today?

With news of companies like Cambridge Analytica, we are increasingly aware of how our personal lives and contact information are used by social media companies. Now it's time to get educated and protect ourselves!

Join Free Geek for a deep dive into what you need to know to use social media like Facebook as privately as possible.

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Tuesday
Feb 26
Startup Founders in Tech [1on1 Conversations over Video]
Online. You'll get a link to join when you RSVP

Startup Founders of Tech Startups Only

We're startup founders building tech to solve problems in the world. We meet the 4th Tuesday of the month at 1pm Pacific to collaborate on our pressing challenges. The format is 1on1 conversations over video where you'll have the ability to choose who you meet. It's designed to be easy to join, get value, and get back to work.

The event is limited to tech startup founders in tech who are beyond idea stage. Reach out if you have questions.

Whitney

PS - If you're interested but not yet in the group, it's easy to join. RSVP for this event and I'll follow-up. We want to ensure the group remains as promised... a group of Startup Founders in Tech.

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Friday
Feb 22
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Tech Talk: Life after code school
The Tech Academy

Guest Speaker: Mo Madono, Senior Software Engineer at Nike

Adulting for Devs

Now that you have gone from an egg to a hatch-ling, it's time to figure out how to make use of your newfound skills. In this talk, Mo will share some of kernels of wisdom she's gleaned from her 10+ years in the industry. Whether you're job hunting, going out on your own or negotiating an offer, Mo's made all the mistakes there are to make so that you don't have to.

12:45 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

Please RSVP

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Tuesday
Feb 19
Tech Startup Pitch Practice [Online Meetaway]
Online. You'll get a link to join when you RSVP

This event is exclusively for technology startup founders. Founders, this is a risk-free way for you to get feedback on your investor pitch and stack the odds in your favor. If you want to raise funding for your venture, then this event is for you.

We're running this event over Meetaway -- the format is back-to-back 1on1 conversations over video call where you'll have the ability to pitch and get feedback from a number of other founders. It's efficient and a great way to get targeted feedback in a low-stakes setting.

RSVP and we'll send you a link to join.

The event is at Feb 19, 5-6pm Pacific.

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Wednesday
Sep 4
TECHSPO London 2019
through Sofitel London Heathrow Hotel

Where Business, Tech and Innovation Collide in London!

TECHSPO London 2019 is a two-day technology expo taking place September 4th to 5th, 2019 at the luxurious Sofitel London Heathrow Hotel which is connected directly to Terminal 5 of London Heathrow Airport, making it conveniently accessible from across the United Kingdom. TECHSPO London brings together some of the best developers, brands, marketers, technology providers, designers, innovators and evangelists looking to set the pace in our advanced world of technology. Watch exhibitors showcase the next generation of advances in technology & innovation, including; Internet, Mobile, AdTech, MarTech and SaaS technologies. Be prepared to be inspired, amazed and educated on how these evolving technologies will impact your business for greater growth.

As part of TECHSPO London is a limited attendance event, DigiMarCon UK 2019 Digital Marketing Conference (https://digimarconuk.co.uk). If the conference is where the learning, theory and inspiration happens, then the TECHSPO floor is where the testing, networking and product interaction takes place.

The TECHSPO floor is free to attend if you register TODAY (for a limited time)! For more details, visit https://techspolondon.co.uk.

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Thursday
Mar 28
TF Blockchain 3
Columbia Tower Club

TF Blockchain (formerly Token Forum) is the premier blockchain conference in the Pacific Northwest. We host an intimate conference setting focused on advanced level topics and dedicated networking sessions with investors, entrepreneurs, executives, and policy makers.

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Wednesday
Mar 20
TiE Oregon Annuals
The Lofts at 8th Ave

Please join us on March 20th as we recognize Nat Parker, Co-founder of GlobeSherpa (purchased by moovel North America).

Starting in 2013, Nat received ongoing mentorship and early investment from the TiE Oregon Angels. Along with his team, Nat grew his company and returned that investment! And…just a few years later, sold the company to moovel North America. We are thrilled to celebrate Nat’s success and the support he now gives to the entrepreneur community.

In addition, we will take a look back and celebrate accomplishments made in 2018 which include:

– $1.75 Million invested in 14 Companies! — And that is just through November. We will likely have another investment before the end of the year! – 1 exit – RFPIO! – Five TiE XL Boot Camps — with approximately 65 participants – Team Melaknow from Oregon’s TYE Program took 1st place at the TYE Global Competition in Washington DC – TiE Oregon Angels was voted the best angel program out of all TiE Chapters – ….and our member engagement continues to grow with the additional programming we added this year including Industry Exploration, Evolve Your Startup, Investor Training, and more!

When: Wednesday, March 20th Time: 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM / 5:30 PM Networking Reception / 6:15 PM Dinner and Program / 8:30 PM Musical Entertainment Where: The Lofts at 8th Ave, 2010 SE 8th Ave, Portland, OR Cost: TiE Member Table of 10 = $1,000 | Non-Member Table of 10 = $1,250 | TiE Member Single Ticket = $100 | Non-Member Single Ticket = $125

Presenting Sponsor:

Elevate Capital

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Saturday
Feb 23
Topic Modeling Using Latent Dirichlet Allocation
Portland Community Church

Philip Robinson will be presenting research whilst at NASA on Topic Modeling.

Topic modeling is the task of taking a collection of objects and establishing a strategy for describing these objects by common categories found across the collection. This is usually an unsupervised activity applied to a document collection and doesn't require topics to be human interpret-able. My talk introduces Latent Dirichlet Allocation, as a topic modeling strategy for a collection of topics, and discusses an implemented prototype system I developed for NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab. For this project, I addressed the "Matchmaker's Problem" in the context of identifying the best employee to solve a mission-critical engineering anomaly in late-stage missions. The long-form presentation can be found here https://github.com/probinso/expert-modeling-system/blob/master/decks/itds/pres.pdf

If you would like to join the discussion check us out on Zoom https://zoom.us/j/7891236789.

Do you want to learn and share your passion in a supportive community? Knowledge Mavens is an ethos of sharing, creativity, and inspiration.

Our Meetup provides an opportunity to "Show and Tell" followed by feedback and Q&A. You'll have the opportunity to share with our channels such as Meetup, GitHub, YouTube, and Facebook to connect with more passionate people.

The second half of our session we'll collaborate on new topics. The winner wins an award for the most interesting topic and the opportunity to share in an upcoming session.

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Saturday
Feb 16
Twitter Sentiment with Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing
Portland Community Church

Join us for a demo of analyzing and plotting Twitter sentiment using Python and Natural Language Processing. I'll demo how to use techniques such as tokenizing, lemmatizing, corpora, wordnet, and building a machine learning classifiers such as Logistic Regression, SVC, and SGDC.

I wonder what the Twitter sentiment will be on our president on demo day?

If you would like to join the discussion check us out on Zoom https://zoom.us/j/7891236789.

Do you want to learn and share your passion in a supportive community? Knowledge Mavens is an ethos of sharing, creativity, and inspiration.

Our Meetup provides an opportunity to "Show and Tell" followed by feedback and Q&A. You'll have the opportunity to share with our channels such as Meetup, GitHub, YouTube, and Facebook to connect with more passionate people.

The second half of our session we'll collaborate on new topics. The winner wins an award for the most interesting topic and the opportunity to share in an upcoming session.

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Wednesday
Feb 20
Website / Internet Security for Small Organizations
Northwest Academy

Please note that this meeting is on the 3rd WEDNESDAY this month because of the President's Day holiday on Monday!

Last year, KBOO suffered a website breach/hack from cryptocurrency miners. Jenka Soderberg and Gaba Rodriguez will share the lessons they learned from the attack and will offer tips on how you can better secure your website and/or online presence. Most smaller organizations, such as radio stations, non-profits, and small businesses, often depend on just one or two people to maintain their sites. This can be both a good and bad thing. As a result of the breach, Jenka, Gaba, and other KBOO personnel learned some techniques to lock everything down and keep their systems secure — even with limited resources!

Join us for a great presentation about their experience along with a discussion of ways to help you prevent a hack of your own systems! We'll have snacks, and there will be an opportunity for networking afterwards. We hope to see you there!

Schedule:

6:00 PM: Doors

6:10 PM: Introductions and news

6:15 PM: Presentation

7:15 PM: Q&A

7:30 PM: Wrap up and networking

Speaker bios:

Jenka Soderberg is the Web/New Media Coordinator at KBOO Community Radio. She studied International Affairs at Georgetown University and Peace Studies at the Bancaixa Institute for Justice and Peace in Spain. She joined KBOO in 2007, after helping to organize Indymedia Centers around the world to provide an open publishing platform for activists.

Gaba Rodriguez has been a software engineer for almost 20 years. She founded DATA, an open data non-profit in South America, helped start and implement the open contracting data standard in Mexico City, and worked with the Coral Project: building tools and guides to improve community spaces around journalism online. She currently works at the Tor Project.

By attending this TA3M meeting, you agree to follow our Code of Conduct: https://www.meetup.com/Portlands-Techno-Activism-3rd-Mondays/pages/22681732/Code_of_Conduct/

{short} Code of Conduct: Portland's Techno-Activism 3rd Mondays is dedicated to providing an informative and positive 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 educate and share information related to technology and activism, 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.

Audio and video recording are not permitted at meetings without prior approval.

Our Code of Conduct: (https://www.meetup.com/Portlands-Techno-Activism-3rd-Mondays/pages/22681732/Code_of_Conduct/) applies to all events run by Portland's TA3M. Please report any incidents to the event organizer.

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Thursday
Apr 11
WHAT IS TECHNOLOGY? (2019)
through University of Oregon Portland

What is Technology? will examine interactions and transactions among (1) practical arts and tools, (2) techniques and processes, (3) moral knowledge and imagination, to navigate our everchanging media/life/universe. In a broad sense, technology can be understood as (4) methods of intelligent inquiry and problem-solving in all domains of human life.

This year marks the ten-year anniversary and ninth annual What is…?, bringing together natural and social scientists, scholars, government officials, industry professionals, artists and designers, as well as alumni, students, community organizations, and the public. We invite proposals for scholarly papers, panels, and installations on a wide variety of issues and topics.

–> CALL FOR PROPOSALS
(ABSTRACTS DUE BY DECEMBER 21, 2018)

CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS
* Eric Schatzberg (Georgia Institute of Technology)
* Carolyn Marvin (Annenberg School of Communication at University of Pennsylvania)
* Larry Hickman (Southern Illinois University Carbondale)
* Amber Case (Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University)
* Clifford Christians (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
* Carolyn R. Miller (North Carolina State University)
* Colin Koopman (University of Oregon)
* Nandini Ranganathan (Pacific Northwest College of Art)
* Christian Fuchs (University of Westminster, UK)
* More Participants TBA

“[John Dewey] thought of technology as inquiry into techniques, tools, and artifacts. And he thought that techniques are among the habits that are necessary to the continuance and growth of human life. He therefore thought that the major human problem was improving intelligence, which he identified with technology. And this means no more or less than developing better and more productive methods of inquiry into our techniques, our tools, and our artifacts. […] what are commonly called the ‘theoretical sciences’ such as chemistry and biology are no less cases of this type of activity than what are commonly called ‘material technologies’ such as mechanical engineering and crop science. Theoretical knowing, such as that involved in mathematics, is no less a case of technological activity than is the type of knowing that is involved with concrete, practical outcomes such as building bridges. Because the theoretical is also artifactual, even what is sometimes called ‘pure research’ is a type of technology.”
—Larry Hickman, 2009
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Thursday
Feb 21
Women Who Code Portland - IoT Series: An Approach to Decentralized and Privatized IoT
Mozilla

Come learn about Mozilla’s Project Things initiative. It is an open source implementation aimed at promoting a decentralized, and W3C-standardized, Web of Things framework for managing IoT device data. Mozilla’s implementation puts people first, protecting user privacy and security, while promoting industry interoperability.

Schedule

5:30-5:45 - Arrive, check in, and food
5:45-6:00 - Welcome from WWCode Portland and Mozilla
6:00-7:30 - An Approach to Decentralized and Privatized IoT
7:30-8:00 - Closing

Objectives

Attendees will learn how to set up a private IoT gateway, and how to to program MCU hardware by following an online tutorial, that takes advantage of open source “webthing” libraries. Attendees will be lent a developer board that they can program during the workshop, and continue to learn from later by referring to an online tutorial. Prototyping hardware is generally low cost, and readily available.

Prerequisites

No prior developer skills are necessary. Bring a laptop (any OS). Ideally pre-install the MicroBlocks application, downloadable here:
http://microblocks.fun/download.html#download

About our Speaker

Kathy Giori is a Senior Staff Evangelist at Mozilla, promoting "Project Things," an open source Web of Things implementation which embodies Mozilla's values around privacy, security, and interoperability. In previous roles at Arduino.org, Qualcomm Atheros, and other startups, she has been promoting the benefits of open hardware and software, and finds that bridging open communities with industry drives faster innovation. She received her bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota, and her master’s in EE from Stanford.

About Women Who Code

We are a global nonprofit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. Our events offer study groups, technical workshops, hackathons, networking events, panel discussions, lightning talks, and social events featuring influential tech industry experts, innovators, and investors. We help you build the skills you need to raise your professional profile and achieve greater career success. Current and aspiring coders are welcome.

Code of Conduct

WWCode is an inclusive community, 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. We do not tolerate harassment of members in any form.

Our Code of Conduct applies to all WWCode events and online communities. Read the full version at http://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct. If you would like to report an incident, please reach out to one of our volunteers or submit an incident report form: http://bit.ly/wwcode-incident-report.mit an incident report form (http://bit.ly/wwcode-incident-report).

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Saturday
Feb 16
Women Who Code Portland: Machine Learning Fundamentals 201
Alchemy Code Lab

Please make sure to sign up via Eventbrite for this event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/workshop-machine-learning-fundamentals-201-tickets-55279670984

Women Who Code Portland is holding a Machine Learning Fundamentals workshop. The goal of this workshop is to provide people with an introduction to machine learning using Python and open source libraries.

Attendees should be familiar with Jupyter Notebooks, the Pandas library, and also be comfortable with histograms, scatterplots, and boxplots.

Our events are geared towards women, but we welcome everyone who supports our mission of inspiring women to excel in technology careers and follows our code of conduct.

OUR INSTRUCTORS

Ozlem Senlik

Ozlem is a data scientist at Urban Airship where she builds predictive models for digital marketing. She holds a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Duke University and has a background in photonics and microsystems.

Lisa Orr

Lisa works as a data scientist at Urban Airship where she builds predictive models on top of digital engagement data. She has a PhD in Psychology from the University of St. Andrews where she studied gestural communication of bonobos.

OUR TA’s

Alekhya Vemavarapu

Alekhya is a member of Enterprise Data Analytics at Nike where she does data engineering & analysis on Asia Pacific region. She holds a Masters degree in Data Sciences from IIIT-H, India and has a background in Computer science.

Siggy Hinds

Siggy is a front end software engineer on the Web team at Urban Airship. She is a recent CS post-bac grad from PSU and also holds a BA in Anthropology from USC. In her free time (between work and being a mom) she studies various programming topics.

Dipti Muni

Dipti is a Senior Data Analyst at Fiserv. She has recently received Database Design & SQL Certificate and has done training in Python for Data Science at Thinkful. She is also an active member at Portland Data Science Group.

AGENDA

9:30 - 10:15 Section 1: What is machine learning? 10:15 - 10:30 Break 10:30 - 11:10 Section 2: Machine Learning Techniques I 11:10 - 12:00 Section 3: Machine Learning Techniques II 12:00 - 1:00 Lunch 1:00 - 1:30 Lecture: Getting into data science 1:30 - 2:30 Section 4: Model Selection and Evaluation 2:30 - 2:45 Break 2:45 - 4:00 Lab 4: Build ML model predicting breast cancer 4:00 - 4:30 Discussion: Discussion on how to leverage today's work into your own projects *Agenda is subject to changes

EVENT COST

The event cost is $15 for participants and includes lunch. Fee is collected via Meetup. If you are a student, under-employed, or in need of financial assistance, we have full scholarships available for this event. Please submit an application here: https://goo.gl/forms/ANmXwj5Uyaqv9WLn2

There will be no refunds for this event. If you cannot attend, you can email us to transfer the ticket to another attendee, or we can add it to our scholarship pool.

CODE OF CONDUCT

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

Thursday
Mar 7
WWCode Portland: International Women's Day @ Nike - Senior Leadership in Tech
Nike Decathlon Club Cafe

Please register on Eventbrite: https://wwcodepdx-iwd-nike.eventbrite.com

Join Women Who Code Portland on March 7th as we celebrate International Women's Day a day early at Nike! We are thrilled to invite you to a fun evening including a panel discussion on senior leadership in tech, networking, and food + drinks. Senior leaders at Nike will discuss their journeys into leadership and the steps they have taken to build their successful careers in management. Come enjoy food, great swag and the company of your fellow technologists!

⌚️AGENDA ⌚️

5:30 - 6:00 pm: Doors Open + Networking 6:00 - 6:15 pm: Introduction from WWCode - Richa Khandelwal, Director WWCode Portland 6:15 - 6:30 pm: Welcome from Nike - Skip Potter, Chief Technology Officer 6:30 - 7:30 pm: Panel led by moderator Keeley Hammond, Director, WWCode Portland 7:30 - 7:45: Closing remarks - Candice Tang, Senior Director, Site Reliability Operations 7:45 - 8:30 pm: Networking + Wrap Up

👩🏽OUR PANELISTS 👩🏽

  • Dr. Mona-Lisa Pinkney - Senior Director Governance, Risk, Compliance, and Engagement
  • Hollie Newton - Vice President Quality and Operations
  • Sue Hayes - Senior Director SEC Technology
  • Courtney Kissler - Vice President Platform Engineering

👉 DIRECTIONS TO THE VENUE 👈 https://drive.google.com/file/d/15dhYf9mnkSJHYz1qyphc7E0NwK4fVH-H/view

🙅🏼‍♀️CODE OF CONDUCT 🙅🏼‍♀️

By attending this event, you agree to follow our Code of Conduct (https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct).

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 reach out to one of our volunteers or submit an incident report form.

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