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Thursday
May 31
#FullStackPDX : May : Critique

Who are we? We are entrepreneurs, full stack engineers, hackers, continuous learners, but above all, we are a group that loves to work hard and play harder. We organize a variety of content types, and the organizing team believes in delivering the best value for time invested in our events. Companies have launched, founders paired, code taken apart, lessons learned, and more. We are not the typical meetup where a teacher like presenter stands in front of the class and delivers their message. We are a full hands on interactive experience and meetings are successful from the cumulative knowledge and expertise of all members.

Join us for something different.

Join us to learn.

Let’s have fun building our dreams.

Register for our events and buy your ticket on meetup.com

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Thursday
May 10
2018 Oregon Technology Awards
Oregon Convention Center

5 pm - Welcome Reception 6:30 pm - Dinner and Awards Ceremony 8:30 pm - After Party

The Oregon Technology Awards celebrates excellence and achievement in the region's technology industry and honors outstanding individuals with prestigious Lifetime Achievement, Sam Blackman (formerly Technology Executive of the Year), and - new this year - Tech Champion awards and eight companies are recognized for their accomplishments, leadership, and commitment to the industry and community.

The 34th annual event will draw more than 600 attendees including entrepreneurs and tech professionals from across the region and around the globe.

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Thursday
May 17
@DAMAPDX Chapter Meeting: All Those Other Important Parts of Data Modeling: Security, Privacy and More
Standard Insurance Center Auditorium

Presented by Karen Lopez, Senior Project Manager and Architect at InfoAdvisors

Abstract

Modern database systems have introduced more support for security, privacy and compliance over the last few years. We expect this to increase as compliance issues such as GDPR and other data compliance challenges arise.

In this session, Karen will be discussing the newer features from a database designers points of view, including:

  • Data Masking
  • End-to-end Encryption
  • Row Level Security
  • New Data Types
  • Data Categorization and Classification

We'll look at the new features, why you should consider them, where they work, where they don't, who needs to be involved in using them, and what changes, if any, need to be made to applications or tools that you support.

Speaker

Karen is a senior data architect with an extensive background in development processes and data management. She specializes in taking practical approaches to solutions development. Karen has helped many IT organizations choose appropriate methods and standards based on the group's culture, experience, and focus. She is an international speaker on modern development and design processes, specializing in engaging, often irreverent presentations on data and career-related topics. She blogs at datamodel.com and can be found on Twitter @datachick.

Cost

Free for Members!

$5 for Students with valid student ID

$15 for Non-Members

See our corporate members at
https://damapdx.wordpress.com/about-damapdx/corporate-members/

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Thursday
May 3
Accelerate Biotech + Digital Health PDX
OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)

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
May 17
Access to Justice Hackathon: Improving access to justice through technology
through White Stag Building, 70 NW Couch St, Portland, OR 97209

The MBA is partnering with the Technology Association of Oregon to host a hackathon focused on improving access to justice and services for self-represented litigants and the homeless.

WHAT IS A HACKATHON? A hackathon is an event at which a large number of people meet to engage in a collaborative endeavor, splitting into teams and brainstorming new solutions to existing problems.

COLLABORATE AND TAKE ACTION: This is a 2 day event. Will we kick off the event on Thursday May 17th with an introduction to the problems being worked on, networking, and team building. Friday May 18th, teams will work on the solutions to the problems before presenting their solution to a panel of legal and technical judges.

The hackathon will focus on improving accessibility and efficiency for access to homeless shelters and support services, pro bono volunteerism, and the new courthouse. There will be four problems teams can choose to work on:

  1. Working with LASO to identify ways to harness technology to connect lawyers to pro bono opportunities;
  2. Partnering with Transition Projects, Inc. to brainstorm about how an app or website can make it easier for homeless and people in transition can find shelter beds, meals, and other support services;
  3. Working with a representative of the Multnomah County Courts to develop technology that helps self-represented litigants navigate the courthouse and legal system;
  4. Partnering with a representative of the Multnomah County Courts to develop technology to assist those without limited or no financial resources in understanding where they need to be (and when) for court appearances, and assisting those individuals with transportation options and directions.

WHO CAN ATTEND: This event is open to the general public! If you work in legal, are a developer, are a designer, work with the homeless population or have a desire to help, this event is for you! Know someone who is? Share this event with them. Space is limited, so register today.

REGISTER TO PARTICIPATE/ASK QUESTIONS: Register to attend for free. Please send an email to [email protected] to RSVP

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE: Thank you to event sponsors Barran Liebman and University of Oregon. Additional sponsor opportunities available - please see sponsor form for details.

For more information, contact the MBA at 503.222.3275 or [email protected].

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Wednesday
May 16
Adapt, Iterate, and Grow with Jira
Wacom Experience Center

Want to implement a Jira Service Desk instance? Trying to get a botched project back on the rails? Or, want to share your war stories and prep for the next upgrade? Portland Atlassian User Group teams up with local technologists to answer your questions and share their knowledge about Jira Service Desk.

Details:

When? Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 5pm to 7pm PDT

Where? Wacom Experience Center - 1455 NW Irving St., Portland, OR 97209

What? Learning and collaboration. Bring an appetite and good questions! Food provided for those who RSVP online (help us plan!)

Dylan Pederson is a technical consultant who's successfully implemented JSD instances, migrated servers, and completed upgrades for a number of clients. He'll share his process and lessons learned, including the requirements gathering process, testing, backup, upgrade, and more.

He's joined by Atlassian partner and this month's sponsor Coyote Creek Consulting. Coyote will be offering raffle items and other swag, and guess what, our basket of goodies is now full, too!

Wacom has kindly offered to host us again, thank you. Members of their tech team will also join to share their insights from their own JSD experiences. Learn to be a good client, if you're outsourcing your JSD tech services, and find out what to look for and ask so your org doesn't get taken advantage of.

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Monday
Apr 30
Agile Practitioners' Book Club: The Human Side of Agile
Rogue Eastside Pub & Pilot Brewery

This time we dive into the people side of Agile. Best practices are necessary and valuable, and will build your foundation for success. But what if your team's agile journey to greatness is stagnating?

Let's read Gil Broza's The Human Side of Agile and talk about how we can foster our teams to excellence. Join us to discuss concrete takeaways to tackle these kinds of "soft" problems that can be so hard to overcome. We hope to see you there and hear your insights about this book!

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Friday
May 4
AgilePDX Dntn Pub Lunch: What Methods Best Support Learning New Skills?
McMenamins Ringlers Pub

So Agile is all about learning, right? But how do people--particularly the kind of people who use Agile methods--learn?

We pair, share accountability for code quality, do hackathons, dev days, and Coderetreats. We retrospect and introspect. We Spike. We Increment and Iterate. We experiment and evaluate. We dialogue and converse.

But, isn't there some method, some theoretical underpinning? And have we learned anything new in the last twenty years about how people learn?

Bring your friends, your teams, you unconvinced managers to Ringlers where we will do what we do: dialogue, converse, share, eat pub grub and drink beer. You know you want to be here!

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Friday
Apr 27
AgilePDX Westside Cafe: Dealing Successfully with Conflict
Nike Evergreen campus cafeteria (20540 NW Evergreen Pkwy, Hillsboro, OR 97124)

Many of our agile methods can increase conflict. Collaboration means conflict. Any time we try to solve problems different opinions emerge on what to do. Transparency can trigger insecurities and conflict. Experimenting and failing/learning rapidly is not intuitive to our society and is bound to generate some friction.

The stance we take when faced with conflict can help the team create something new, or it can add to the tangle. What do you do to help yourself stay present in the midst of conflict? What in-the-moment facilitation or coaching tools do you use when conflict is bubbling?

Join us and share your stories about conflict, what you have tried and what you have learned. Hope to see you Friday April 27th for a lively discussion on conflict management within agile teams.

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Tuesday
May 8
AgilePDX: Mob Programming
Concordia University George R. White Library & Learning Center

Mob Programming is a software development practice with many benefits - it raises code quality, removes knowledge silos, minimizes mental fatigue, and more. In practice it feels more like a bulldozer than a racecar - unstoppable and thorough. The core of mob programming is pointing many pairs of eyes on a single problem, pushing all the code through a single keyboard. Each month we'll explore different methods for learning to mob well and reaping the rewards of this practice as soon as possible on your own team.

We may choose to head over to McMennamin's Kennedy School for food, drink, and talk afterwards.

Facilitator Bio:

Willem Larsen is a senior software developer at Hunter Industries. He has been speaking at Agile conferences on improving collaboration since 2009. He is the creator of accelerated team learning tools such as the Mob Programming role-playing game and Code Cooking (with Emmanuel Gaillot), author of the Language Hunter's Kit, co-author of 5 Rules For Accelerated Learning, founder of Language Hunters (a non-profit organization dedicated to improving communities of learning in technology, language, science, and music), and both a wildlife tracker and Search and Rescue tracker.

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Tuesday
Jun 12
AgilePDX: Mob Programming
Concordia University George R. White Library & Learning Center

Mob Programming is a software development practice with many benefits - it raises code quality, removes knowledge silos, minimizes mental fatigue, and more. In practice it feels more like a bulldozer than a racecar - unstoppable and thorough. The core of mob programming is pointing many pairs of eyes on a single problem, pushing all the code through a single keyboard. Each month we'll explore different methods for learning to mob well and reaping the rewards of this practice as soon as possible on your own team.

We may choose to head over to McMennamin's Kennedy School for food, drink, and talk afterwards.

Facilitator Bio:

Willem Larsen is a senior software developer at Hunter Industries. He has been speaking at Agile conferences on improving collaboration since 2009. He is the creator of accelerated team learning tools such as the Mob Programming role-playing game and Code Cooking (with Emmanuel Gaillot), author of the Language Hunter's Kit, co-author of 5 Rules For Accelerated Learning, founder of Language Hunters (a non-profit organization dedicated to improving communities of learning in technology, language, science, and music), and both a wildlife tracker and Search and Rescue tracker.

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Tuesday
Jul 10
AgilePDX: Mob Programming
Concordia University George R. White Library & Learning Center

Mob Programming is a software development practice with many benefits - it raises code quality, removes knowledge silos, minimizes mental fatigue, and more. In practice it feels more like a bulldozer than a racecar - unstoppable and thorough. The core of mob programming is pointing many pairs of eyes on a single problem, pushing all the code through a single keyboard. Each month we'll explore different methods for learning to mob well and reaping the rewards of this practice as soon as possible on your own team.

We may choose to head over to McMennamin's Kennedy School for food, drink, and talk afterwards.

Facilitator Bio:

Willem Larsen is a senior software developer at Hunter Industries. He has been speaking at Agile conferences on improving collaboration since 2009. He is the creator of accelerated team learning tools such as the Mob Programming role-playing game and Code Cooking (with Emmanuel Gaillot), author of the Language Hunter's Kit, co-author of 5 Rules For Accelerated Learning, founder of Language Hunters (a non-profit organization dedicated to improving communities of learning in technology, language, science, and music), and both a wildlife tracker and Search and Rescue tracker.

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Tuesday
Aug 14
AgilePDX: Mob Programming
Concordia University George R. White Library & Learning Center

Mob Programming is a software development practice with many benefits - it raises code quality, removes knowledge silos, minimizes mental fatigue, and more. In practice it feels more like a bulldozer than a racecar - unstoppable and thorough. The core of mob programming is pointing many pairs of eyes on a single problem, pushing all the code through a single keyboard. Each month we'll explore different methods for learning to mob well and reaping the rewards of this practice as soon as possible on your own team.

We may choose to head over to McMennamin's Kennedy School for food, drink, and talk afterwards.

Facilitator Bio:

Willem Larsen is a senior software developer at Hunter Industries. He has been speaking at Agile conferences on improving collaboration since 2009. He is the creator of accelerated team learning tools such as the Mob Programming role-playing game and Code Cooking (with Emmanuel Gaillot), author of the Language Hunter's Kit, co-author of 5 Rules For Accelerated Learning, founder of Language Hunters (a non-profit organization dedicated to improving communities of learning in technology, language, science, and music), and both a wildlife tracker and Search and Rescue tracker.

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Friday
Jul 13
AMA PDX Community Outreach Celebration
Lagunitas Community Room - Portland

Join us for a drink, food, photobooth and some fun on Friday, July 13th 2018 at the Lagunitas Community Room to celebrate our Community Outreach Program, meet the AMA PDX community, network, and learn more about the PDX AMA chapter. This is a great opportunity for:

Local non-profits to learn more about the program and see the completed project

Anyone wanting more information on how to become involved with the AMA as a member and/or as a volunteer

Current members/volunteers who want to network and have some fun

The AMA PDX chapter is the only chapter in the nation that has a Community Outreach program. This program pairs local marketing volunteers up with selected nonprofits to execute a 6-month long marketing project for the nonprofit. This year, the nonprofits that were selected were PDX WIT, Animal Aid, Ethos, and Elders in Action. Each team will present the project that they completed, and we will have a chance to hear from each of the nonprofits on the work that they do for our community. We will also be discussing how you can get involved with the program, or with PDX AMA in general.

The event is donation-based, and all donations will be split evenly between the four participating non-profits.

What: AMA PDX Community Outreach Celebration When: Friday, July 13th from 6:30-8:30 PM Where: Lagunitas Community Room: 237 NE Broadway St #300, Portland, OR 97232

Cost: Donation contribution

*You must be 21 to attend this event

Bring a friend, and register today!

Supporting:

PDX WIT Animal Aid Ethos Elders in Action

Thank you to our sponsors:

The Snap Bar

https://www.facebook.com/events/152716988732675/

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Thursday
Apr 26
BSD Pizza Night
Scottie’s Pizza Parlor

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

Friday
Sep 14
Cascadia PHP
through

Join us at Cascadia PHP for Developers by Developers. Exceptional speakers. Actionable tactics. Learning for all. Join us for a two-day, three-track conference full of forward-thinking, tactical sessions in PHP, Security, API’s, Dev Ops, web technologies, and more.

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Wednesday
May 9
CHIFOO Event: Breaking The Veil Of Research
TBD

CHIFOO presents "What Happens When You Break The Veil Of Research?" with Nancy Frishberg, Senior UX Researcher & Coach!

In design education, there is no ethical code that all agree on. What about computer science or any of the other disciplines we may have been trained in? The discussions of ethics and the real-life experiences that followed have informed my understanding of universal access and ethical responsibilities of design. I'll challenge myself to make the connections between these two endeavors (interpreting and design research or human-computer interaction) clear for all.

About the Speaker Nancy Frishberg (@nancyf) has had several careers. The one most familiar to CHIFOO audiences is her work in qualitative research with humans, usually about improving products and services that people use and pay for and the processes that get them to those interactions and purchases. She has worked in tech companies, financial services institutions, and as a consultant to both for-profit and non-profit organizations.

CHIFOO is celebrating its 25th anniversary! Come join CHIFOO for our fifth speaker event for 2018's theme "Do the Right Thing- HCI Ethics: Where Do We Start?".

http://bit.ly/2zHNcUJ

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Wednesday
Aug 1
CHIFOO Event: CHIFOO Annual Bowling Party
TBD

CHIFOO presents our 12th Annual Bowling Party!

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

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

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

http://bit.ly/2lsWChN

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Wednesday
Jul 11
CHIFOO Event: Ethical Dilemmas & Democratized Proliferation Artificial Intelligence
TBD

CHIFOO presents "Ethical Dilemmas & The Democratized Proliferation Of The State Of The Art AI" with Tapabrata Ghosh!

This talk will discuss the ethical dilemmas that arise from the economic consequences of extended deployment of artificial intelligence systems. In particular, the prospect of technological unemployment, the issues caused by it and potential solutions will be discussed. The talk will also briefly cover how open source software and decentralized education can be utilized to increase proliferation of state of the art artificial intelligence technology in a democratized manner to developers and others.

About the Speaker Tapabrata Ghosh's(@semiDL) biography will be published shortly.

CHIFOO is celebrating its 25th anniversary! Come join CHIFOO for our seventh speaker event for 2018's theme "Do the Right Thing- HCI Ethics: Where Do We Start?".

http://bit.ly/2Cjfack

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Wednesday
Oct 3
CHIFOO Event: Ethics In The Age Of Artificial Intelligence
New Relic

CHIFOO presents "Ethics In The Age Of Artificial Intelligence" with Cennydd Bowles, Cennydd Ltd!

We mistakenly believe that technology is neutral; that inert objects cannot have moral characteristics. And so we make embarrassing blunders – racist chatbots, manipulative research, privacy violations – that undermine trust and harm those we should help.

This is a dangerous trajectory. We urgently need a deeper ethical dialogue about emerging technology, and interaction design's role within it. This session, informed by many months of ongoing research, will discuss:

-Why companies make poor ethical decisions, -The development of ethical thinking in other morally-charged disciplines, -Methods of engaging users in the ethics of emerging technology, -Ways for designers to engage positively and affect ethical outcomes, so that design decisions benefit not only ourselves but our wider communities and the world at large.

About The Speaker Cennydd Bowles' (@Cennydd) biography will be published shortly.

CHIFOO is celebrating its 25th anniversary all year long! Come join CHIFOO for our ninth speaker event for 2018's theme "Do the Right Thing- HCI Ethics: Where Do We Start?".

http://bit.ly/2CgJeYP

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Wednesday
Jun 6
CHIFOO Event: Quantifying Qualitative Decisions
New Relic

CHIFOO presents "Quantifying Qualitative Decisions" with Lynn Boyden, USC IT Services!

Lynn has developed an approach that engages the participants in a decision-making process. It helps them prioritize and evaluate the various possibilities, resulting in a quantified outcome. It's quick to set up and execute, and the participatory nature of the process generates buy-in and acceptance of the outcome. Lynn will walk you through the method and show you a few examples. We'll discuss some variations based on your setting and the type of decision you’re making, and then Lynn will field questions from the audience.

About the Speaker Lynn Boyden (@lrb23) trained as a librarian at UCLA and has worked for various agencies, Symantec and Yahoo!. She ran the Los Angeles office of FatDUX, where she numbered UCLA, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the University of Illinois, and KBHome among her clients. She is an information architect in ITS at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, and has taught user experience design in the Master’s degree program in Information Studies at UCLA since 2001.

CHIFOO is celebrating its 25th anniversary all year long! Come join CHIFOO for our sixth speaker event for 2018's theme "Do the Right Thing- HCI Ethics: Where Do We Start?".

http://bit.ly/2zJcJgc

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Wednesday
Nov 7
CHIFOO Event: “F.U.” Money, Courage, & Ethics In The Workplace
New Relic

CHIFOO presents ""F#@K You" Money, Courage, & Ethics In The Workplace" with Elena Moon, Osage Orange!

Often defined as the wealth required to burn any bridge, it turns out F.U. money isn't a lifestyle replete with yachts and gold plated toilets. It's having enough money in the bank to be able to speak your mind and, if necessary, walk...to the next job. Learn how personal finances play a huge role in silencing us and how financial freedom through living simply can lead to finding courage, agency and voice at work.

About The Speaker Elena Moon (@Elena_Moon) is the founder of Osage Orange, a human-centered design studio. She has been doing a mix of research and design for the last 15 years and particularly enjoys socially and environmentally conscious projects. CHIFOO is celebrating its 25th anniversary all year long! Come join CHIFOO for our tenth speaker event for 2018's theme "Do the Right Thing- HCI Ethics: Where Do We Start?".

http://bit.ly/2DyY89D

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Wednesday
Sep 5
CHIFOO Panel Discussion Event: Ethics in Augmented And Virtual Reality
New Relic

CHIFOO presents "Panel Discussion: Ethics in Augmented And Virtual Reality" Ben Strackany, DevelopmentNow Corey Pressman, Fiction Seth Chaffee, Giant Astronaut Josh Hansen, PixelPool

An educational panel covering ethics in development, design, application, business use, and usability of mixed reality (Augmented and Virtual Reality) technology. Walk away with valuable insight from leaders in the emerging tech space, and learn how to apply this new technology in productive and functional ways for your business.

CHIFOO is celebrating its 25th anniversary all year long! Come join CHIFOO for our eighth speaker event for 2018's theme "Do the Right Thing- HCI Ethics: Where Do We Start?".

http://bit.ly/2BXSLAg

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Thursday
May 3
Clojure Office Hours and Peer Mentoring
Puppet

Office hours are a great place to chat with other developers and help or get help with any questions that come up.

Everyone is always welcomed regardless of skill or experience. If you are curious come on out.

Curious about Clojure? Have questions about Emacs or Cursive or Vim or Spacemacs or anything else? Come on out and we'll help.

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Thursday
Apr 26
CNPDX April: Container Security & KataContainers
Puppet

This event is listed on Meetup, please RSVP there if you can: https://www.meetup.com/Cloud-Native-PDX/events/249368520/

First, Chris Foster will share his tips for Security Docker on the Cheap. Better Docker security doesn't have to use expensive tools to achieve. Following a few security practices and using DE built-in features, along with some free, open source tools, can significantly raise the standard. We'll take a look at some things that can bring higher security without breaking the budget.

Next, Eric Ernst will demo KataContainers, a way to combine hardware virtualization with Kubernetes containers for more isolated, secure services without sacrificing startup times. In this talk he'll provide some background on the Kata Containers project and describe how Kata Containers works with CRI-O and Kubernetes. Then, he'll walk you through creating a K8S configuration which uses a mix of runc and Kata containers to secure workloads with varying levels of trust.

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Thursday
May 17
CNPDX May: Service Mesh and Service Broker
WeWork Pioneer Place

RSVP Required see RSVP instructions below!

May is all about SERVICES! Particularly, Service Meshes and the Open Service Broker.

First Talk: An introduction to Conduit, the Rust-based service mesh for Kubernetes

The creators of the CNCF-hosted Linkerd service mesh, Buoyant, recently introduced Conduit--a new, ultralight service mesh made explicitly for Kubernetes. In this talk, Buoyant engineer Carl Lerche will introduce you to Conduit, its design philosophy, how it’s used to add reliability, security, and visibility to Kubernetes applications, our motivations for writing the Conduit data plane in Rust, and how to get involved.

Second Talk: Stateful is Hard: Hooking Apps up to Managed DBs

Kubernetes lets us write crazy-powerful apps these days, and all three clouds will host it for you in some shape or form now. The result is that our apps are mostly portable, but there's more work to do in this space. Aaron Schlesinger of the Microsoft Azure Containers group explains.

Databases are hard to maintain if you run them in Kubernetes. Same with pub/sub systems, or any combination of stateful and data really. Sometimes we just want to hook our apps up to the cloud equivalents of these things, so we don't have to manage them. How do we do that in a portable way? Enter the Open Service Broker (OSB) API and Kubernetes Service Catalog.

Learn how to connect your apps to all your favorite cloud services without ever opening the portal or using the CLI. It's the same OSB API for all the clouds, and the same Kubernetes Service Catalog resources for any cluster. We're getting to a place where you can get the services you need without caring what cloud your app runs on.

RSVP Required for this venue. Either RSVP via Meetup.com (preferred), or send email to josh(at)berkus(dot)org with your full name that matches your ID. All RSVPs must be received by 4pm May 16th.

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Saturday
Apr 28
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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Sunday
May 6
Creating Digital Spaces Everyone Can Access (PUGS x UX Night School)
SE Uplift

This workshop provides an introduction to digital accessibility standards and practices and gives participants hands-on experience with assessing, testing, and implementing accessibility practices in the physical and digital realm.

We’ll start this workshop by talking about what accessibility entails: why it matters, and who is excluded when we don't adapt our online and physical spaces to account for varying ability levels. Then, we'll explore the business case for developing accessible technology. Isn't your business (your art project, your retail store) going to be more successful if everyone, regardless of their ability, can access and enjoy it?

Next, we’ll dive into the technical details with a straightforward overview of the latest accessibility standards (the new 2018 Revised 508 Standards, the first major update since 2001, and the W3 WCAG standards). Then, we’ll work in small groups to practice hands-on accessibility testing. Finally, we’ll reconvene, share our progress and findings, and develop plans for implementing accessible development in our day-to-day work.

Instructor: Amelia Abreu is a design researcher and the founder of UX Night School. She's worked with clients like Nike, Mozilla, Microsoft, and Intel. Before entering the industry, she did graduate research in Human Computer Interaction at the University of Washington.

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Saturday
Apr 28
Creative Projects Workshop
Free Geek

Join us for bi-monthly peer learning and working on creative projects in Blender, Audacity, KDENLive, Krita, GIMP, and other open-source design tools. Get help identifying the right tool for your project. Or bring your latest project and get help from supportive and knowledgeable tutors!

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Thursday
Apr 26
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
Apr 30
CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - Dorkbot Meetup

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

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

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

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

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

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Wednesday
Apr 25
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?

PDX Exploit Workshop

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Tuesday
Jul 10
Cynefin & Complexity Foundations
through Hotel Rose

In today’s increasingly volatile and uncertain world, there is a need for new ways of making sense of current situations and managing in new and rapidly shifting contexts. Our past practices and approaches are failing us and what had worked reliably during more stable times in the past is unfortunately proving inadequate for the dynamic present. This course introduces concepts which challenge the deeply rooted thinking patterns that have been ingrained by years of conventional thinking.

Take a dive into complexity theory, and the practical implications for operating in a world of inherent uncertainty. Learn about the Cynefin framework – and how to apply it in organisations; how to make better decisions, dependent on the situation; as well as a range of practical methods that you can apply directly in organisations.

What it’s about:

Complexity has become a buzzword for the world we work within - this course provides you with the foundational tools to understand what it means to act and manage in complexity.

Cynefin and Complexity Foundations forms the core component of Cognitive Edge's training offerings. It contributes the basic scaffolds and key components of your sense-making toolkit for working in complex environments.

Who it is for:

This course designed for people who work in constantly-evolving, dynamic situations, dealing daily with uncertainty and risk, and looking for a enhanced compass for building organisations that are both resilient and innovative. Whether you work in an organisation navigating intractable problems, or are a consultant looking to include complexity principles into your practice - or if you are simply complexity-curious - this Foundations class is for you.

What we will cover:

This has been designed as a 2-day session - a combination of deep immersion into the fundamentals of working in complexity, and with the Cynefin framework. This will be substantiated by lots of hands-on methods-based activities, and group-based discussions.

The session will begin with an introduction to complexity, and the natural and human science that sit behind the naturalising tradition in sense-making. Discover and manage the evolutionary potential of the present by increasing situational awareness of the types of systems that we sit within, and how to modulate within complex systems.

The Cynefin framework has subtleties and nuances which are not easily accessible to the casual reader. Building on the basics outlined in the Harvard Business Review article, this 2-day session will help you dig deeper into the uses of the framework, accompanied by facilitated workshop activities and tools.

To see a brochure for this course, goto http://cognitive-edge.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/CynefinFoundations-brochure-2018-v2.pdf

Early Bird Rates End Jan 27th https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/cynefin-complexity-foundations-portland-oregon-tickets-40759305179?discount=PDX10-2018#tickets

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Friday
May 18
Detox Pop-Up All-Ages Nightclub | May 18th, 2018
through The Bossanova Ballroom

Detox Teen Nightclub: The NW’s newest Pop-Up EDM style, teen nightlife destination. Featuring popular DJ’s, stunning sound and lighting that overwhelms your senses. Complete with a full mocktail bar, VIP tables and highly trained staff. Detox creates the best and safest dance music atmosphere for youth of all identities in the northwest!

MUSIC BY: -OPTIKOS -FRIZ

Events are all ages but recommended for guests 16-21 years of age.

Detox Nightclub is a proud supporter of the LGBTQ community!

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Saturday
May 19
Digital Privacy Primer
Free Geek

Join us for an important online safety workshop. Learn how digital privacy works (or doesn't!) and learn how to get started with password managers, encrypted communication, email and mobile privacy tools, and more. We all need this information. Everyone is welcome. Come learn with Free Geek!

You must register via Eventbrite to attend: http://privacyprimer.eventbrite.com

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Tuesday
Apr 24
Donut.js April 2018
Alchemy Code Lab

Donut.js is a monthly meet-up in Portland, OR with a handful of wonderful talks on tech, creativity, community, and the places they come together.

Schedule

  • 6:00 - Arrive, socialize, eat tasty donuts and snacks!
  • 6:30 - Opening Remarks
  • 6:45 - Sandya Sankarram (@sandyaaaas) — Learnings from Going Local(e)
  • 7:00 - Intermission!
  • 7:15 - Ryan Kubik (@ryrykubes) — HTML5 Game Development with Phaser
  • 7:30 - Intermission!
  • 7:45 - Noelle Daley (@elnoelle) — Self Help: You’re Already Doing It
  • 8:00 - Meet people and eat more donuts!

Details

  • $10 in advance at https://donutjs.club/ or at the door. We take cards.
  • Nametags and pronoun stickers will be available at check-in.
  • Donut.js logo stickers and enamel pins also available at check-in.
  • All talks are live-captioned by Mirabai Knight of Steno Knight (http://stenoknight.com/).
  • Two all-gender, stall-only restrooms are available.
  • Event is on the second floor. Elevator is available.
  • 3.5′-wide physical access lanes will be taped on the floor throughout the venue.
  • We'll have donuts! We have donuts for omnivores from Coco Donuts and combination gluten-free-vegan donuts from Back to Eden Bakery.
  • A few other snacks (pretzels, vegan+gluten-free chips) will be available.
  • LaCroix soda and water will be available.
  • We have a Code of Conduct and require that all staff, speakers, attendees, and venue staff abide by it: https://donutjs.club/conduct/
  • A hard copy of our Code of Conduct will be posted at the check-in, by the refreshments, and in each of the bathrooms.

Our Nonprofit Beneficiary

Every month we donate our proceeds to a local nonprofit. This month’s beneficiary is the Portland Meet Portland, a local organization that ‘welcomes and befriends immigrants and refugees, enriching community by creating mutually beneficial mentoring opportunities and dialogue that promote cross-cultural learning, enhance work skills and build trust.

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Wednesday
May 9
Dynamics 365/CRM User Group Portland Chapter Quarterly Meeting
Microsoft Office

​Join us for the next Oregon (Portland) Chapter meeting on Wed. May 9th!

We'll have two group members showcasing how they have customized their Dynamics CRM/365 systems

Attend this in-person learning and networking opportunity with Dynamics CRM peers in your area. Learn best practices, tips and tricks, and proven results from individual experiences to get the most out of your company's investment.

Audience: All Dynamics CRM users are welcome.

Registration for this event 48 hours in advance is required. Please register here: https://bit.ly/2vq2CjT

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Wednesday
May 2
Elements of a successful AI/Deep Learning project
Puppet Labs at 308 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR, 97204

AI & Machine Learning are delivering benefits to more organizations every day. This workshop will explore:

Where do I start? How deep learning can be applied Best practices for getting started Decisions you need to make Proof of concept options Cloud, on-premises or hybrid? Resources available to you, and next steps Please join us for presentations, Q&A, lunch, and beer. You'll leave ready get out ahead of the AI adoption curve.

Sponsors of our AI / Deep Learning Data Driven Lunch are:

Skymind, NVIDIA, Pure Storage, and Kovarus.

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Thursday
Apr 26
Epicodus Alumni Monthly Meetup
Epicodus

Please Note: We are back at Epicodus this month as eBay is doing work on their community lounge.

5:30: Meet & Greet & Eat

6:00: Introducing Microservices Maureen Dugan is a full-stack dev who's been at New Relic for the past 3 years. She'll be giving a high-level talk on microservices, explaining what they are and why microservice architecture has become so popular recently.

6:30-8: Hack/chat We'll have some time afterwards to chat about anything/everything. Working on a project? Now could be your time to get some contributions. Want to work on something BIG? Check in with Phil &/or Benjamin. We have ideas...

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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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Saturday
May 19
Free Intro to Programming 4-hr Workshop
Epicodus

Join us at Epicodus for our free Introduction to Programming Workshop on Saturday, May 19th, 2018, from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm. This workshop is intended for beginners interested in programming. During our workshop, you'll have the opportunity to meet some of our instructors, get a feel for Epicodus' unique classroom environment and gain a solid understanding of web design and web development. We look forward to seeing you there!

Schedule: Saturday, May 19th, 2018 from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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

What to bring?: We will provide 27" iMac computers for you to use but please feel free to bring your laptop if you have one.

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Thursday
Apr 26
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
May 3
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
May 10
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
Jun 21
Hack Oregon Demo Day
Oregon Convention Center

Join us for Hack Oregon's 5th Annual Demo Day!

Get ready for a night of drama, celebration, and data-driven intrigue as we unveil five new story collections on the CIVIC platform! This year, we are pround to team up with the Smart Cities Global Tech Jam conference and showcase Portland's talent and innovative approach to open data with city leaders from around the world.

Everyone is welcome, and we want a full house to support our teams! As always, it's a live interactive stage presentation including a friendly competition with an audience vote for the team with the winning story collection.

This year's story collection themes are: Disaster Resilience, Transportation Systems, Affordable Housing, Neighborhood Development

Our Demo Day event is FREE, but space is limited! VIP options are available for a small, tax deductible donation. Tickets to the full two-day Global Tech Jam conference can be purchased separately on their website.

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Wednesday
Apr 25
Ignite TAO: Tech v9
Alberta Rose Theatre

What is Ignite?

Ignite is a high-energy evening of 5-minute talks by local people who have a burning idea and the guts to get onstage and share their personal and professional passions. Quick, fun, thought-provoking, social, local, and global - Ignite is all of these and more. This Ignite is focused on all things tech.

Why attend Ignite?

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

Speakers

Tony Rost - A Sense of Software Craftsmanship

Angela Glatz - Let's Utilize Technology to Revolutionize Construction

Matthew Timberlake - Digital Inclusion and the Digital Pipeline

Doug Gursha - Product Evolution & the Art of the Prototype

Linda Adams - When School = Learning

Walker Bolger - Making Devices 'Dumb': The New Paradigm of IoT

Lindsay Gupton - Interactive Broadcasting: The Next Mass Media

Kerri Fry - A Cybersecurity Center of Excellence for ALL Oregonians

Tyler Holmes - Machine Learning: The new coding paradigm

Rob Jordan - Ethics-Driven Growth: How I Did It

Kristina King - Uplevel your community's voice through curated and inclusive content

Michael Nielson - Git for Everyone - a Non-Coders Intro to the Most Used Tool in Software

Kurt Brendley - Smart Cities means Safer Cities

Angie Wean - Thriving as a Highly Sensitive Person at Work

Shawn Daley - The VR hub that wasn't; The VR hub that can be

Presenting Sponsor: Unosquare

Premier Sponsors: DiscoverOrg & Portland Trail Blazers

Underwriting Sponsor: Underwriting Sponsor

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Wednesday
May 9
Industry Exploration Series - Blockchain/ICO Insights from Experts
The Sentinel Hotel

Industry Exploration Series - Blockchain/ICO Insights from Experts Co-presented by TiE Oregon and NewTech PDX

Join TiE Oregon Charter Members and Investors on the evening of Wednesday, May 9th for an up to date lesson on Blockchain and Initial Coin Offerings (ICO). You will learn from leading experts in the field as well as entrepreneurs planning an ICO. Together these insights and resources will help both investors and entrepreneurs as they navigate wisely within these effective means of raising capital and gaining returns.

Agenda Overview:

Blockchain: What is it and why does it matter?

What defines an ICO and how useful are they?

Current trends in legal and tax implication of an ICO

How to invest in an ICO, step by step

Startup Story – ICO preparation

Resources and next steps

Presenters/Panelists:

Steve Brown, Chief Executive Officer, Bald Futurist

Scott Bigelow, Blockchain Developer, Augur Project

Marcus Estes, Chief Executive Officer, Chroma

Galen Moore, Director of Market Research, New Alchemy

KJ Erickson, Chief Executive Officer, Public Market

Moderator:

Brigitte Piniewski, TiE Charter Member

When: Wednesday, May 9th, 2018 Timeline: 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM | 5:30 PM Check-in, networking, and light dinner | 6:00 PM Program and Q&A | 8:00 PM more networking Where: The Sentinel Hotel, 614 SW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97205 Cost: Free for Charter Members | $10 TiE Oregon Members | $25 Non TiE Oregon Members

Co-Presented by:

TiE Oregon and NewTechPDX

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Saturday
May 5
Interested in Learning about Space Weather?
TVF&R Station 67

Geoff Falkenberg will share his knowledge about Space Weather.

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

Our Meetup provides an opportunity to "Show and Tell" followed by a 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.

Join our Zoom conference at https://zoom.us/j/7891236789

Join us at TVF&R Station 67 in Beaverton every Saturday. Music and Art is at 11AM and Science and Tech at 1 PM.

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Thursday
Apr 26
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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Tuesday
May 8
INVENT: Peer Entrepreneur Forum
OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital, 11th Floor, Vey Conference Center, Collins Goudy Room

Join us for a dynamic discussion where our distinguished panelists will discuss their transition from a scientist/clinician to an entrepreneur. Learn from their unique experiences, insights, challenges, and successes to embark on your own entrepreneurial journey.

Sandra Shotwell, PhD, CEO of Design Medix Brian Martin, MD, CEO of Recentia Health Erik Tucker, PhD, COO of Aronora Greg Cox, PhD, Director of Corporate Development for MolecularMD

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Tuesday
Jun 19
JavaScript and the Internet of Things Meetup - JavaScript and the Internet of Things June Meetup
Mozilla

** IMPORTANT VENUE CHANGE - WE'RE AT MOZILLA FROM APRIL - JUNE **

Agenda

6:30 Arrive and Networking

6:45 Show and Tell

What have you been working on since the last meetup? Come and share what you've done. No project too small. A blinking LED is awesome!

7:15 Talk - TBD

8:00 Networking

Community Links

Join the conversation in the JS IoT Slack Channel (https://jsot-slack.herokuapp.com/)!

Contribute to the JSoT Glossary (https://github.com/lyzadanger/JSoT)!

Attendees, sponsors and speakers agree to abide by the code of conduct (http://berlincodeofconduct.org/).

A huge thanks to Mozilla for the venue and providing food!

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Tuesday
May 22
JavaScript and the Internet of Things Meetup - JavaScript and the Internet of Things May Meetup
Mozilla

** IMPORTANT VENUE CHANGE - WE'RE AT MOZILLA FROM APRIL - JUNE **

Agenda

6:30 Arrive and Networking

6:45 Show and Tell

What have you been working on since the last meetup? Come and share what you've done. No project too small. A blinking LED is awesome!

7:15 Talk - TBD

8:00 Networking

Community Links

Join the conversation in the JS IoT Slack Channel (https://jsot-slack.herokuapp.com/)!

Contribute to the JSoT Glossary (https://github.com/lyzadanger/JSoT)!

Attendees, sponsors and speakers agree to abide by the code of conduct (http://berlincodeofconduct.org/).

A huge thanks to Mozilla for the venue and providing food!

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Wednesday
May 16
Jr Dev Meetup
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
Jul 18
Jr Dev Meetup
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
Sep 19
Jr Dev Meetup
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
Nov 21
Jr Dev Meetup
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 20
Jr Developer Happy Hour
White Owl Social Club

Join your fellow developers who are new to the field or interested in learning about this great area. Have a drink and get to know some friendly people!

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Wednesday
Aug 15
Jr Developer Happy Hour
White Owl Social Club

Join your fellow developers who are new to the field or interested in learning about this great area. Have a drink and get to know some friendly people!

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Wednesday
Oct 17
Jr Developer Happy Hour
White Owl Social Club

Join your fellow developers who are new to the field or interested in learning about this great area. Have a drink and get to know some friendly people!

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Wednesday
May 2
LaunchCode's LiftOff: All-In-Tech Local Meet & Greet
CENTRL Office - Eastside

Ready to start your career as a software developer? Feeling like you’re on the outside looking in because of your educational background, work experience, or factors such as your age, race, gender, sexual orientation, or disability status?

LiftOff: All-In-Tech is a free education and employment advocacy program designed to help you launch a career in technology! We would love a chance to get to know you. Come to our Meet & Greet on May 2 to learn more!

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Thursday
Apr 26
Luncheon Speaker Series: Strategies and Trends in the Digital Cloud
University Club of Portland

Women in Technology Leadership Speaker Series
"Strategies and Trends in the Digital Cloud"
This event is the inaugural SIM Portland Women Speaker Series for 2018.
It is open to both members and non-member, men and women.

Topic
The Cloud has blended the lines between business and technology while also providing a kick-start for many companies’ digital transformation.The word digital arouses thoughts about marketing, sales, and customer experience. These areas will dominate investments for many companies over the last few years. The next level of true innovation is transforming customer facing systems with those in the back office. Come hear about the forward leaning trends that build a company’s digital journey on interconnected and automated systems that leverage data and real-time analysis.

What is the leadership needed to lead these transformation journeys in an ever-increasing agile world that is based on building enterprise systems that are personalized, automated and intelligent? Where do you start?

Speaker
Lisa Hager is the Global Head of the Salesforce Practice for Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). In this capacity, she is responsible for leading TCS’s rapidly growing Global CX and Salesforce practice including driving sales, delivery, alliance management, and innovative solution development across TCS’ mature and emerging markets. She is responsible for a unit with offices in North America, Europe, Japan, LATM, and 9 Global Delivery Centers. Lisa is a seasoned leader with 20 years of experience in strategy and organizational development, customer experience, digital, and cloud strategy. She is a recognized speaker on technology and business trends with over 20 publications.

Before joining TCS, Lisa served as a National Director for Slalom Consulting responsible for lead and building their Salesforce Practice. Prior to Slalom, Lisa was a member of NTT Centerstance’s Executive Team. She played a key role during the organization’s growth period resulted in an acquisition by NTT.

Agenda
11:30 AM Registration/ Buffet Lunch
12:00 -1:00 PM Speaker

Event Sponsor: Propeller

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Wednesday
Apr 25
MicroAge SteakOut featuring Dell EMC & VMware
Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Join us for lunch as we bring together Dell EMC and VMware to share how their partnership can transform your organization's End-User Computing Vision & Strategy. With the ability to securely deliver access to applications without restrictions in an easy-to-manage integrated solution, this joint partnership can offer customized solutions that meet your organization's needs. Topics We'll Cover: VMware whiteboard session of how to provide & seamlessly manage the delivery of any application, anywhere, at any time on any device How Dell can simplify the secure delivery of this shared Vision/EUC Strategy Validated Parking available at Fox Tower Garage

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Sunday
May 27
ML4ALL
through The Bossanova Ballroom

ML4ALL is a two day conference​ focusing on machine learning, to be held in Portland, Oregon on May 27-29, 2018.

The goal of the ML4ALL Conference​ is to make applied machine learning accessible to the average software developer​ or enthusiast.

We believe that machine learning should be viewed as a core competency for software developers, and will be a pervasive and essential aspect of almost all human-computer interaction in the near future.

The ML4ALL community wishes democratize machine learning​, highlighting smaller and more mundane use cases, bringing the technology out of the ivory towers​ of top tier tech companies and universities, and into the hands of everyday developers.

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Monday
Apr 30
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) 602-6215 We are at 2828 SW Corbett Ave #208, inside the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

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Tuesday
Apr 24
OCCA - What is Intel doing and what are they planning?
Max's Fanno Creek Brew Pub

What is Intel doing and what are they planning?

The Oregon Computer Consultants Association presents a discussion with Intel engineer Baltazar Ruiz regarding Intel technologies. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers, but topics that will be covered include current and future developments for:

Servers (motherboards and CPUs)

Desktops and laptops (motherboards and CPU's)

Optane Memory

SSD connectivity

NUCs

How are Intel and Microsoft working together to mitigate Spectre (and meltdown) on various platforms?

Presented by:

Baltazar Ruiz is an Application Engineer based out of Hillsboro, OR. He covers Cloud Service Providers (Such as Groupon, Craigslist, Progressive, etc.). Baltazar is an immigrant from Monterrey, Mexico, where he studied Control and Computing, the technology you find in manufacturing plants where robots build cars. However; he spent his professional life working in ISPs and Communications Service Providers since 1997, as a Systems and Network Engineer and leading the technical teams.

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Wednesday
May 9
Oregon SQL Monthly Meeting
OHSU TEchnology Group

Oregon SQL provides opportunities for SQL Server developers, .NET and other developers accessing SQL Servers, SQL Server administrators, and Business Intelligence professionals to meet and discuss SQL Server technologies that are of specific interest to the developer community. Discussion topics include ‘Best Practices’, T-SQL code, Query Optimization, Reporting, ETL, Indexing, and new (as well as undiscovered ‘old’) features.

Oregon SQL is an official chapter of the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS), an independent, not-for-profit association committed to providing SQL Server professionals around the world with the resources and knowledge necessary to achieve unparalleled business results.

Visit https://tinyletter.com/OregonSQL and sign up to receive the Oregon SQL News and Meeting Announcements and be kept informed of meeting dates and discussion topics. We do not provide our mailing list to anyone for any purpose other than meeting notices and general announcements for the User Group.

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Wednesday
Jun 13
Oregon SQL Monthly Meeting
OHSU TEchnology Group

Oregon SQL provides opportunities for SQL Server developers, .NET and other developers accessing SQL Servers, SQL Server administrators, and Business Intelligence professionals to meet and discuss SQL Server technologies that are of specific interest to the developer community. Discussion topics include ‘Best Practices’, T-SQL code, Query Optimization, Reporting, ETL, Indexing, and new (as well as undiscovered ‘old’) features.

Oregon SQL is an official chapter of the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS), an independent, not-for-profit association committed to providing SQL Server professionals around the world with the resources and knowledge necessary to achieve unparalleled business results.

Visit https://tinyletter.com/OregonSQL and sign up to receive the Oregon SQL News and Meeting Announcements and be kept informed of meeting dates and discussion topics. We do not provide our mailing list to anyone for any purpose other than meeting notices and general announcements for the User Group.

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Wednesday
Jul 11
Oregon SQL Monthly Meeting
OHSU TEchnology Group

Oregon SQL provides opportunities for SQL Server developers, .NET and other developers accessing SQL Servers, SQL Server administrators, and Business Intelligence professionals to meet and discuss SQL Server technologies that are of specific interest to the developer community. Discussion topics include ‘Best Practices’, T-SQL code, Query Optimization, Reporting, ETL, Indexing, and new (as well as undiscovered ‘old’) features.

Oregon SQL is an official chapter of the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS), an independent, not-for-profit association committed to providing SQL Server professionals around the world with the resources and knowledge necessary to achieve unparalleled business results.

Visit https://tinyletter.com/OregonSQL and sign up to receive the Oregon SQL News and Meeting Announcements and be kept informed of meeting dates and discussion topics. We do not provide our mailing list to anyone for any purpose other than meeting notices and general announcements for the User Group.

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Wednesday
Aug 8
Oregon SQL Monthly Meeting
OHSU TEchnology Group

Oregon SQL provides opportunities for SQL Server developers, .NET and other developers accessing SQL Servers, SQL Server administrators, and Business Intelligence professionals to meet and discuss SQL Server technologies that are of specific interest to the developer community. Discussion topics include ‘Best Practices’, T-SQL code, Query Optimization, Reporting, ETL, Indexing, and new (as well as undiscovered ‘old’) features.

Oregon SQL is an official chapter of the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS), an independent, not-for-profit association committed to providing SQL Server professionals around the world with the resources and knowledge necessary to achieve unparalleled business results.

Visit https://tinyletter.com/OregonSQL and sign up to receive the Oregon SQL News and Meeting Announcements and be kept informed of meeting dates and discussion topics. We do not provide our mailing list to anyone for any purpose other than meeting notices and general announcements for the User Group.

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Wednesday
Sep 12
Oregon SQL Monthly Meeting
OHSU TEchnology Group

Oregon SQL provides opportunities for SQL Server developers, .NET and other developers accessing SQL Servers, SQL Server administrators, and Business Intelligence professionals to meet and discuss SQL Server technologies that are of specific interest to the developer community. Discussion topics include ‘Best Practices’, T-SQL code, Query Optimization, Reporting, ETL, Indexing, and new (as well as undiscovered ‘old’) features.

Oregon SQL is an official chapter of the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS), an independent, not-for-profit association committed to providing SQL Server professionals around the world with the resources and knowledge necessary to achieve unparalleled business results.

Visit https://tinyletter.com/OregonSQL and sign up to receive the Oregon SQL News and Meeting Announcements and be kept informed of meeting dates and discussion topics. We do not provide our mailing list to anyone for any purpose other than meeting notices and general announcements for the User Group.

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Wednesday
Oct 10
Oregon SQL Monthly Meeting
OHSU TEchnology Group

Oregon SQL provides opportunities for SQL Server developers, .NET and other developers accessing SQL Servers, SQL Server administrators, and Business Intelligence professionals to meet and discuss SQL Server technologies that are of specific interest to the developer community. Discussion topics include ‘Best Practices’, T-SQL code, Query Optimization, Reporting, ETL, Indexing, and new (as well as undiscovered ‘old’) features.

Oregon SQL is an official chapter of the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS), an independent, not-for-profit association committed to providing SQL Server professionals around the world with the resources and knowledge necessary to achieve unparalleled business results.

Visit https://tinyletter.com/OregonSQL and sign up to receive the Oregon SQL News and Meeting Announcements and be kept informed of meeting dates and discussion topics. We do not provide our mailing list to anyone for any purpose other than meeting notices and general announcements for the User Group.

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Oregon SQL Monthly Meeting
OHSU TEchnology Group

Oregon SQL provides opportunities for SQL Server developers, .NET and other developers accessing SQL Servers, SQL Server administrators, and Business Intelligence professionals to meet and discuss SQL Server technologies that are of specific interest to the developer community. Discussion topics include ‘Best Practices’, T-SQL code, Query Optimization, Reporting, ETL, Indexing, and new (as well as undiscovered ‘old’) features.

Oregon SQL is an official chapter of the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS), an independent, not-for-profit association committed to providing SQL Server professionals around the world with the resources and knowledge necessary to achieve unparalleled business results.

Visit https://tinyletter.com/OregonSQL and sign up to receive the Oregon SQL News and Meeting Announcements and be kept informed of meeting dates and discussion topics. We do not provide our mailing list to anyone for any purpose other than meeting notices and general announcements for the User Group.

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Wednesday
Nov 14
Oregon SQL Monthly Meeting
OHSU TEchnology Group

Oregon SQL provides opportunities for SQL Server developers, .NET and other developers accessing SQL Servers, SQL Server administrators, and Business Intelligence professionals to meet and discuss SQL Server technologies that are of specific interest to the developer community. Discussion topics include ‘Best Practices’, T-SQL code, Query Optimization, Reporting, ETL, Indexing, and new (as well as undiscovered ‘old’) features.

Oregon SQL is an official chapter of the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS), an independent, not-for-profit association committed to providing SQL Server professionals around the world with the resources and knowledge necessary to achieve unparalleled business results.

Visit https://tinyletter.com/OregonSQL and sign up to receive the Oregon SQL News and Meeting Announcements and be kept informed of meeting dates and discussion topics. We do not provide our mailing list to anyone for any purpose other than meeting notices and general announcements for the User Group.

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Wednesday
Dec 12
Oregon SQL Monthly Meeting
OHSU TEchnology Group

Oregon SQL provides opportunities for SQL Server developers, .NET and other developers accessing SQL Servers, SQL Server administrators, and Business Intelligence professionals to meet and discuss SQL Server technologies that are of specific interest to the developer community. Discussion topics include ‘Best Practices’, T-SQL code, Query Optimization, Reporting, ETL, Indexing, and new (as well as undiscovered ‘old’) features.

Oregon SQL is an official chapter of the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS), an independent, not-for-profit association committed to providing SQL Server professionals around the world with the resources and knowledge necessary to achieve unparalleled business results.

Visit https://tinyletter.com/OregonSQL and sign up to receive the Oregon SQL News and Meeting Announcements and be kept informed of meeting dates and discussion topics. We do not provide our mailing list to anyone for any purpose other than meeting notices and general announcements for the User Group.

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Monday
Jul 16
OSCON
through Oregon Convention Center

OSCON is the complete convergence of the technologies transforming industries today—and the developers, engineers, and business leaders who make it happen.

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Tuesday
May 1
Out in Tech Portland // May Social
Crush Bar

Come join Out in Tech Portland for our May Social at Crush Bar!

If you are interested in connecting with the Out in Tech PDX chapter, want to meet some fabulous people or are apart of / interested in the Tech industry, then come mingle with us and have a few drinks. We'll be at Crush Bar on Tuesday, May 1st from 6:00 - 9:30pm. We are looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Note: A BIG thank you to Diego Mancilla for volunteering his time and talent to build our beautiful graphics for this event. He maintains his little corner of the web over at http://di-nation.com/

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Monday
Oct 8
Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference
through World Trade Center

Now in its 36th year, the Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference prioritizes adding and improving the quality of software.

Our industry learns from working with education, healthcare, manufacturing, government sectors, and more. What can those other industries learn from us? Come and find out at PNSQC 2018.

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Tuesday
Jun 5
PDX Business Breakfast Series: The View of Three Venture Capitalists: Lessons From Early Stage Investing
White Stag Block (University of Oregon)

Join us for our third PDX Business Breakfast: The View of Three Venture Capitalists: Lessons from Early Stage Venture Investing.

The panel will feature: Edith Dorsen of Women’s Venture Capital Fund Diane Fraiman of Voyager Capital Cheryl Krane of Fluffco, LLC Eric Rosenfeld of Oregon Angel Fund, Moderator

At White Stag Block, 70 NW Couch St. Portland, OR 97209 Tickets and sponsorships available now at oregonjcc.org/pdxbiz.

A special thanks to our sponsors: Barry and Karla Benson, Jonathan Singer of Barg Singer PC, The Jerry & Helen Stern Grandchildren’s Fund of OJCF, Richard Barker of Merrill Lynch, Opus Bank, Office of the President at Portland State University, Turner Construction Company, and Keith Berne of ReMax.

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Wednesday
May 16
PDX Elixir May Meeting - Multiple Talks
Focus Vision

• 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.

  • Michael Matyi, from Househappy > Will be presenting a project that uses Elixir and Rust NIFs (using the Rustler library) to allow low level audio processing with PortAudio. There's also a Phoenix application which provides an interface to the audio processing layer. The project is a simple experiment but touches on a number of concepts which might be interesting: NIFs in Elixir, Rust threads, Phoenix channels and Umbrella application design.

  • Josh Chernoff - Talk TBD

  • Paul Rogers - Talk TBD

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

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

Please help us by answering this short survey about yourself: https://goo.gl/forms/YVjChByHolNf6FVl2

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Thursday
Apr 26
PDX Python and Pyladies PDX Present Monthly Presentation Night
New Relic

Come join us for Pythonic talks!

This month:

JR Heard presents: How To Find All Your Bugs Using Generative Testing

Testing your code is important, but writing example-based unit tests by hand is time-consuming and often ineffective. There's a better way! In this talk, JR (formerly @yelp, currently @ewindsolutions) will show you how to use the Hypothesis library in order to create property-based tests. Hypothesis is easy to use, it's fun, and it'll find tons of bugs in your code so you can sleep better at night! All skill levels are welcome; this talk will be great for beginners and advanced programmers alike.

Join us after the meetup at Bailey's taproom at 213 SW Broadway to continue the discussion over a beverage.

Do you have something you'd like to share? Submit talk proposals here: http://bit.ly/portland-python-proposals

PDX Python on Twitter (http://twitter.com/pdxpython)

All speakers and attendees must follow our code of conduct: http://www.meetup.com/pdxpython/pages/Code_of_Conduct/

Special thanks to our sponsors New Relic and Bright.MD!

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Tuesday
May 1
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Bi-Annual Job Board Live Event
Field Office

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-bi-annual-job-board-live-tickets-44928830341] is required to gain entry to this event

Don’t miss the latest edition of our live 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 one 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. You’ll also have a chance to check out the gorgeous new Field Office on NW Front Avenue. Due to our desire to create a productive and thoughtful space for job seekers, space will be limited to the first 100 attendees, so please plan to arrive early.

Event FAQ:

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

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes

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

Q: What is the parking situation? A: Yes! Onsite parking is available, but its not free

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: Yes. There is commuter lounge area with bike racks that is accessible directly from sidewalk level. There are also many bike racks around the building & courtyard.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes. The #16 runs right out front. Cabs, Lyft, & Uber are always a good option.

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
Jul 26
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Creating a Culture of Inclusion and Equity
Smarsh

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-creating-a-culture-of-inclusion-and-equity-tickets-45293162067] is required to gain entry to this event

Tech culture needs to change. All too often, underrepresented groups are marginalized and excluded as a result of implicit bias, often expressed through microaggressions. Creating a culture in which everyone experiences a sense of acceptance and belonging requires a collective commitment.

Changing the culture requires a lot of people making individual choices that actively tear down and confront everyday biases and microaggressions. Such work is difficult and takes practice. Lack of understanding, personality traits, friendships, professional goals and a fear of offending people all get in the way of confronting bias and its harmful effects.

Based on research and experience, “Creating a Culture of Inclusion and Equity” brings to light the impact of cultural bias and how to bring about change. Using concrete, typical scenarios, participants will learn about the relationship between implicit bias and the microaggressions that can surface. Participants will discover their own personal obstacles and identify and practice strategies to engage in culture change.

Biographies The workshop is co-facilitated by Kristina Houck, LCSW and Tanya Crenshaw, PhD.

Kristina is a Clinical Social Worker with more than a decade of experience as a therapist and advocate. She has implemented several bystander intervention projects to create communities of inclusivity and safety. She facilitates difficult conversations with openness and authenticity.

Tanya has a Computer Science Ph.D. with over twenty years of technical experience. A published researcher, she has spent over a decade investigating people’s sense of community and belonging in tech. Her candidness inspires action.

Together, Kristina and Tanya provide practical solutions for complex problems.

Agenda:

6:00 p.m. - Doors open

6:15 p.m. - Introduction

6:30 p.m. - Presentation begins

7:30 p.m. - Presentation ends

8:00 p.m. - Doors close

Event FAQ:

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

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes

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

Q: What is the parking situation? A: Parking is not free. City Center Parking operates the garage (it is a below-grade parking structure in Pacific Center, entrance is on SW Taylor St between SW 6th and Broadway)

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: No, There is bike parking in the parking garage. Bikes are not allowed in the office or in the building elevators.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes. We are located on SW 6th, which is a transit mall street.

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
May 23
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Creative Women in Tech
Quango Inc.

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-creative-women-in-tech-tickets-45042852384] is required to gain entry to this event

For the second installment of PDXWIT Women in Technology in the Creative Industry sponsored by Portland Ad Federation, we are focusing on Lessons in Failure.

We all fail at some point, but what matters most is if you learn from it, right?

Join us for a night of storytelling from a group of innovative women in the tech & creative industries. They will share not only their failures, but how they grew from them. It will surely be an evening of inspiration.

Agenda:

5:30 p.m. - Door 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.

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

Q: What is the parking situation? A: There are 24 parking spots right in front of the building and additional visitor parking a bit further off.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: Yes. Bike parking is located in an underground parking garage but attendees will have to enter through the main entrance on the ground floor (not via the elevators in the parking garage).

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: There is a streetcar stop a couple of blocks away so getting here by public transit is easy.

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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Monday
Aug 6
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) How to Navigate the Tech Field: A Beginners Guide
New Relic

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-how-to-navigate-the-tech-field-a-beginners-guide-tickets-43350506532] is required to gain entry to this event

Many people starting out in the software industry experience frustration when work conversations are riddled with acronyms or tech jargon they do not understand. They become overwhelmed by the enormous amount of information to learn and do not know where to start. To rectify that, we have a group of women speaking who can demystify some of the tools, jargon, and jobs around software:

Polina Vorozheykina, a software engineer at New Relic, will share her experience entering the industry into a far more senior team of 12 engineers. She will cover useful terminology to know, how to go about asking questions, and how to begin building broad software expertise.

Ashley Puls, a principal engineer and architect at New Relic, will cover some useful tools and terminology engineers encounter on a daily basis.

Elisa Binette, the senior manager of Site Reliability Engineering at New Relic, will demystify some of the roles and job titles used in the technology industry. What’s a full stack, front end, or backend engineer? What’s a DBA? What are the key differences between a senior, lead, or engineering manager?

Afterwards, beginning engineers should better understand common technology terms and the desired skills within each role. They should have a “lay of the land” and feel empowered to go out and learn.

Agenda:

5:30 p.m. - Doors open

6:00 p.m. - Introduction

6:10 p.m. - Talks begin

7:00 p.m. - Q&A, networking

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: Where there be food and drink at this event?

A: Yes, pizza and refreshments will be provided.

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: There is paid parking around the building.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: No, there is no secure bike parking.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes, public transportation is best.

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
May 22
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) May Happy Hour
Expensify

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-may-happy-hour-tickets-44921186478] is required to gain entry to this event

Join us for happy hour at Expensify on May 22nd.

There is always so much going on at work and in our personal lives. We are curious — how do you do it? This month we want to hear from you about balancing the stress of constant growth. We will spark the conversation with our prompt “How do you balance stress with self care?”

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

Introduction to Expensify, including what they do and what job opportunities are available.

Deborah Ivanoff, Life Coach, will share how to prevent emotional programming from hijacking your life.

Judy Ossello, Senior Transition Manager at Nike, will talk about managing the stress of constant change, whether at work or home.

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/Networking

5:30 p.m. - Introductions, Announcements + Lightning Speakers

6:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ:

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: Yes, on the 2nd, mezzanine and 3rd floors

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: The building elevators are not up to ADA code (wheel in and turn around) but all of our floors are ADA. However getting to our floors via elevator is doable, just not up to code. Let us know if we should prepare for this.

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

Q: What is the parking situation?
A: No on-site parking

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: Yes

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? 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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Wednesday
May 16
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Values-Driven Portland: a Diversity Dinner & Discussion
CENTRL Office

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-diversity-dinner-and-discussion-tickets-45346117458] is required to gain entry to this event

Join us for an invite-only informal yet focused dinner where we can share our experiences with diversity in the workplace. The intimate setting will allow us to discuss tactics, strategies and support to resolve the issues that arise. This event will be led by Gabrielle Blackwell, Emma Holland 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. To apply to attend, please complete this form. All invitees will be notified by May 9th.

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

Q: What is the parking situation? A: Street parking only

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: No

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? 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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Wednesday
Jul 18
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Volunteer Info Night
Incomm Digital Solutions

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-volunteer-info-night-tickets-44160436053] 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 have a chance to 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: What is the parking situation? A: Yes, across the street is a parking garage and under the building, we can validate parking for both garages

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: Yes, under the building in the parking garage is a secure bike box.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? 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
Apr 26
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) West Side Mixer
Digital Health Collaborative

*Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-pdxwit-west-side-mixer-tickets-43553330183] is required to gain entry to this event

Many of us live and/or work on the west side of the metro area but may not have a convenient professional community nearby. Thanks to PDXWIT and the City of Beaverton’s support, we can get together to talk tech and other work topics.

People use social media for many purposes, including networking. How have you leveraged your social media presence to build your professional network? What lessons have you learned along the way? We’ll focus this event on tips and ideas for folks embarking on their own strategy and anyone looking to improve their digital profile.

Agenda:

5:30 p.m. - Doors open

6:00 p.m. - Introductions + Lightning Talks Jess Nichols, Assistant Manager at Orangetheory Fitness Orenco Station: “Free Advertising and Authentic Customer Service”

6:30 p.m. - Networking

7:30 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: Lots of free parking available. There is a parking lot and some street parking available but I wanted to let you know that there is a parking garage (called The Round Parking Garage) on 12655 SW Millikan Way, which is a very convenient location for parking: http://theroundbeaverton.com/transit-parking/parking/

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: No

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Absolutely! The Watson Building is located right at the Beaverton Central MAX stop, so it’s an easy trip in from either Portland or Hillsboro.

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
Jun 7
PDX Women in Tech Women of Color in Tech
inDinero, 919 Southwest Taylor Street, Suite #300 Portland, Oregon 97205

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-women-of-color-in-tech-tickets-43753058576] is required to gain entry to this event

Join us for an event dedicated to women of color currently seeking employment or currently working in technology to dialogue, network and meet. Amanda Lopez, of Ruby Receptionists, will lead the group in creating an inclusive space to share challenges, opportunities and experiences specific to people who identify as a woman of color.

Agenda:

5:00 p.m. - Check-in (mingle)

5:30 p.m. - Speed Meet and Greet

5:45 pm - Video

6:00 p.m. - Women of Color Panel -TBD

7:00 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ:

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

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes

Q: Where there be food and drink at this event? A: Yes, we can provide light food, and beer and wine

Q: What is the parking situation? A: Street parking and 3 nearby parking garages. Not free.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: We have limited space upstairs on our floor. We do not recommend locking bikes on the street.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: We are 1 block from the red/blue max line!

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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Saturday
May 5
Plaid CTF 2018 Party
through PASCAL

PASCAL is hosting a CTF Party for Plaid CTF 2018 May 5-6, and you're invited, so mark your calendars!

Come work with (or not with) others to complete the challenges in PPP's 2018 CTF, which is one of the prequalifying events for Defcon CTF at Defcon 26.

We'll have some snacks available, some comfy seating, and some internet, but you are welcome to bring any or all of your own as well.

More details to come!

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Sunday
May 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.

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Sunday
Jun 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
Jul 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
Aug 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
Sep 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 miscellaneous other peripherals, 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 21
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

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Sunday
Nov 18
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

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Sunday
Dec 16
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

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Thursday
Apr 26
PNW Spectrum Protect (TSM) User Group
The Duniway, a Hilton Hotel

We will be holding a Spectrum Protect user group meeting April 26th. Please RSVP via the Registration link if you plan on attending.

Agenda:

10:00 am - Introductions 10:10 am - Spectrum Protect (TSM) Product updates 10:40 am - Spectrum Protect Plus Overview & Demo 11:00 am - Connecting Spectrum Protect to enterprise monitoring via RESTful API’s 11:45 am - Lunch 12:15 pm - Rocket Product Updates 01:00 pm - Open forum 02:00 pm – Close

Please RSVP using the link below or the survey on the IMWUC group page. https://www.imwuc.org/p/su/rd/survey=8c1a2651-314e-11e8-a995-bc764e103d0b

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Tuesday
May 8
Portland Accessibility and User Experience Meetup (PDX A11Y UX) - Fringe Accessibility Techniques (That Probably Shouldn't Be)
Cvent

Join us to hear noted accessibility expert, Adrian Roselli, who will share his techniques for making web and mobile interfaces accessible.

This talk is a must-hear for developers and designers who care about enabling access to the interfaces they build to the widest spectrum of user abilities.

Adrian Roselli is a popular, erudite and entertaining speaker. If you've never heard him present, don't miss this chance!

We'll have snacks and networking at 5:30, talk at 6PM, with Q&A to follow.

Adrian Roselli has been developing accessible, effective user interfaces for the Web since 1993, as well as interfaces for multimedia and software applications. With a focus on standards and accessibility, Adrian ensures software and web-based applications can be utilized by users with varying levels of ability on a wide array of platforms.

Mr. Roselli served as an invited expert in the W3C HTML Working Group, the standards body responsible for developing HTML. He is now a full member of Accessible Platform Architectures Working Group, Accessible Rich Internet Applications Working Group, HTML Accessibility Task Force, and Web Platform Working Group (formerly the HTML Working Group).

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Friday
Sep 28
Portland Creative Conference -Cre8con
The Gerding Theater at The Armory 128 Northwest 11th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97209

The Portland Creative Conference is an exploration and celebration of the creative process across various creative industries. Bring your team or just bring yourself–either way you won’t leave the same as you arrived. You’ll be inspired and motivated in new ways, viewing your world with a fresh perspective. We feature presentations from leading creatives who take you inside their creative process and talk about their projects, problems, influences and inspirations.

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Tuesday
Apr 24
Portland Java User Group (PJUG)
Oracle (Downtown Campus)

Eric Schabell (http://www.schabell.org), an evangelist director from Red Hat, will be presenting a hands-on workshop for OpenShift, JBoss, Ansible, (et al), including several container based java example projects.

Please RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/PDXJUG/events/249695216/

Thanks!

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Monday
Sep 10
Portland PostgreSQL Day (PDXPUG PGDay) 2018
Portland State University Engineering Building

The Portland PostgreSQL Users Group (PDXPUG), Portland State University Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science, and Datalab, the PSU Data and Information Management Laboratory and is proud to present a day of presentations about PostgreSQL, an open source relational database management system.

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Thursday
Apr 26
Programming with JavaScript
Free Geek

Learn the core concepts of programming using the JavaScript programming language! By the end of this class, you will understand key concepts in programming, what JavaScript is and how it is used, and where to go to learn more about JavaScript.

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Wednesday
May 2
Programming with Python 2
Free Geek

Have you ever thought programming was interesting, but don't know where to start? Do you want to unlock the true potential of computers? Join us!

This class is part 2 of an introduction to programming concepts with Python, an easy-to-learn programming language. If you can type, you can program!

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PSU CEPE Potential Instructor Info Session
Center For Executive and Professional Education

PSU’s Center for Executive & Professional Education (CEPE) has ongoing needs for instructional staff. If you’re interested in teaching for CEPE (or think you might be!), please join us for this info session to meet us and learn about our needs. After a presentation on our history, courses, hiring process, and what we look for in instructors, we’ll break into discussion groups so attendees can network and learn more.

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Saturday
Apr 28
Python Seaborn Anyone? Want to Learn out to Plot like a Master Data Scientist?
TVF&R Station 67

This is a improvement session from Matplotlib. Seaborn is a powerful tools for plotting data used by Data Scientist. Join Ph.D. Ernest Bonat and Garrett Broughton as we share our knowledge on the extremely awesome Python library.

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

Our Meetup provides an opportunity to "Show and Tell" followed by a 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.

Join us at TVF&R Station 67 in Beaverton every Saturday at 11 AM for Music/Art and 1 PM for Science/Tech.

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Tuesday
Apr 24
RainSec
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

RainSec is an informal group of like-minded security professionals who meet to discuss topics of interest in a non-work, non-vendor setting. Preferably while drinking just enough to forget our day jobs.

While this is a public event open to any interested parties, our target audience is experienced information security professionals.

Follow @PDXRainSec for updates.

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

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Tuesday
May 29
RainSec
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

RainSec is an informal group of like-minded security professionals who meet to discuss topics of interest in a non-work, non-vendor setting. Preferably while drinking just enough to forget our day jobs.

While this is a public event open to any interested parties, our target audience is experienced information security professionals.

Follow @PDXRainSec for updates.

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

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Thursday
Apr 26
Ruby Coworking: Hollywood Edition
Case Study Coffee

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

Monday
Apr 30
Ruby Coworking: Sellwood Edition
The Living Room Coffeehouse

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

Monday
May 7
Ruby Coworking: Sellwood Edition
The Living Room Coffeehouse

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

Monday
May 14
Ruby Coworking: Sellwood Edition
The Living Room Coffeehouse

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

Thursday
May 10
SANS Community Event
Portland City Grill

Join SANS Instructors Brian Ventura and Derek Hill for an evening of conversation regarding Secure configurations - Built-in Security Enhancements and the benefit of the CISSP certification from a hiring manager perspective.

TOPICS 1. In the information security news, we regularly hear about the latest vulnerabilities with recommendations to scramble and patch immediately. This is an important aspect of our industry, however there are other security considerations. Are there configurations we can set now in our systems and software that will protect us? Let's explore secure configurations and see what we find.

  1. The Hiring Manager is looking at your resume – why does CISSP matter? While the CISSP is not the only thing we look at, it is a great starting point. What knowledge does the CISSP provide and how does one prepare for the exam?

Who is Brian Ventura: Brian Ventura is an Information Security Architect by day and SANS instructor by night. Brian volunteers with the Portland ISSA and OWASP chapters, focusing on educational opportunities. For SANS, he regularly teaches CyberDefense courses like the CIS Controls, Risk Management, and Security Essentials. Brian has a Security Essentials (SEC401) course in Portland, June 18-23. Come join in the learning experience!

Who is Derek Hill? Derek Hill has over 25 years of experience in IT and Information Security. He currently manages an Application Security Team, an Infrastructure Security Team (Blue Team) and a Data Privacy Engineering team at HP Inc. in Vancouver, WA. His teams are responsible for ensuring that HP’s internally developed applications are secure as well as the AWS infrastructure that is hosting these applications. Prior to his current position, Derek held IT management and technical roles at both large and small companies. In each role, he has focused on delivering excellent services, uptime and security for all the projects/staff he managed.

Derek holds an MBA from Willamette University and an undergraduate degree in Management Information Systems from Oregon State University. He has various security credentials including a CISSP and multiple GIAC certifications.

DATE: Thursday, May 10, 2018

Registration: 6:30 PM

Presentation: 7 :00 PM - 8:30 PM

RSVP by sending a confirmation email to Shelley Wark-Martyn @ [email protected]

Appetizers and drinks will be served.

We look forward to having you join us.

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Saturday
Apr 28
Scrum Certification Workshop
Portland State University Engineering Building

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 April 28th, 2018; 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 timeframe. 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 multi-cultural 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 BENEFITS?

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: PLEASE CONTACT US AT [email protected].

***P.S. Location might change due to size of class. If this is the case; we'll be using a different venue in the downtown Portland Area.

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Monday
May 7
TiE Oregon's XL Entrepreneurship Bootcamp - Beaverton
through Beaverton Chamber of Commerce

Most entrepreneurs start with a problem they want to solve but more times than not, they struggle to overcome the challenges of a startup. This boot camp covers key-aspects of what an entrepreneur needs to know to be successful and provides opportunities for participants to connect with key influencers in the startup community. TiE XL is available to those who qualify and is offered several times throughout the year in a cohort model.

— TiE XL was created for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs, and is instructed by entrepreneurs —

The XL boot camp typically runs twice a week, in the evenings, for 6 consecutive weeks from 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Beaverton Cohort Starting Monday, May 7th

(Portland Cohort Starting Tuesday, April 24th)

Cost to attend: $750 Members | $1,000 Non-members | Scholarships are available through the City of Beaverton and Prosper Portland

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Tuesday
Apr 24
TiE Oregon's XL Entrepreneurship Bootcamp - Portland
through CENTRL Office

Most entrepreneurs start with a problem they want to solve but more times than not, they struggle to overcome the challenges of a startup. This boot camp covers key-aspects of what an entrepreneur needs to know to be successful and provides opportunities for participants to connect with key influencers in the startup community. TiE XL is available to those who qualify and is offered several times throughout the year in a cohort model. — TiE XL was created for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs, and is instructed by entrepreneurs —

The XL boot camp typically runs twice a week, in the evenings, for 6 consecutive weeks from 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Beaverton Cohort Starting Monday, April 23rd

Portland Cohort Starting Tuesday, April 24th

Cost to attend: $750 Members | $1,000 Non-members | Scholarships are available through the City of Beaverton and Prosper Portland

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Monday
May 14
Tyrone Poole, Founder of OneApp Oregon, On Entrepreneurship - Presented by The Urban League of Portland Young Professionals
Residence Inn by Marriott Portland Downtown

During this Leadership Narrative lunch and learn, Tyrone Poole (founder of One App Rentals) will talk about what it truly takes to win as an entrepreneur and how failing is a part of the journey. This is a great opportunity to meet with and learn from one of Portland's shining stars. Seating is limited so register now and reserve your spot!

ABOUT ONEAPP OREGON OneApp Oregon was started out of necessity. Tyrone Poole, Founder and CEO, was training to become a firefighter when he suffered a gruesome injury that hospitalized him. With no insurance or income, Tyrone's bills piled up and by the time he was released from the hospital he was broke and homeless. Tyrone took shelter in the YWCA, where he made it his mission to help people find housing. In his time helping people, one thing became very clear: application fees and the uncertainty of applying to properties were crippling. Application fees can cost upwards of $50, and there's no way for an applicant to know whether they meet the property's criteria. From this realization, an idea was born: one application, one application fee, transparency to all properties. OneApp Oregon was born.

*this event is free and open to the public Get your (free ) tickets here: https://www.ulpdxyp.org/young-professionals-events

About The Portland Urban League Young Professionals The Portland Urban League Young Professionals (ULPDXYP) is a volunteer auxiliary of the Urban League of Portland that encourages Oregon young professionals to empower their communities and change lives through the Urban League Movement. We provide service to the Urban League through volunteerism in the areas of advocacy, civic engagement, and leadership development. Our goal is to build a pipeline of young leaders who consider the Portland metro area their home and view the Urban League as key contributors to enhancing their personal development and professional success.

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Saturday
Apr 28
Want to learn Music production with our community?
TVF&R Station 67

Check us out for a demo of music production software. Learn and create your own song for free and have fun doing it.

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

Our Meetup provides an opportunity to "Show and Tell" followed by a 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.

Join us at TVF&R Station 67 in Beaverton every Saturday at 11 AM for Music/Art and 1 PM for Science/Tech.

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Saturday
May 5
Women Who Code Portland Software Engineering Interview Preparation Workshop
Alchemy Code Lab

Women Who Code Portland is hosting it's first ever Software Engineering Interview Preparation Workshop! This event is geared towards helping women prepare for technical interviews, but we welcome everyone who supports our mission of inspiring women to excel in technology careers and follows our code of conduct. The goal of the workshop is to provide people with the opportunity to gain experience with a technical interview format.

This workshop is broken into two sections:

  • Algorithms Review
  • Mock Interviews & Whiteboarding

In the morning, we'll cover an introduction to solving algorithms. Participants will have the chance to see common interview algorithms, and approach how to solve them under pressure.

In the afternoon, we will break into groups for mock interviews. This will help participants get a feel for what a technical interview might be like. Whiteboarding can be much different than writing on paper, especially in front of others. Participants will have the chance to practice answers to common questions, thinking out loud while solving a problem and practice techniques for how to move forward when stumped.

Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/workshop-software-engineering-interview-preparation-tickets-45105030360

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Wednesday
Jun 6
Workshop: Is Your Startup Missing Out On Tax Credits?

Does the mention of taxes make your heart skip a beat? Do you know what the new tax reform bill means for your company? Are you sure you’re taking advantage of all applicable tax credit opportunities?

Join OEN and KPMG for a high-level update around tax reform aimed at the non-tax professional. This session will cover R&D Tax Credit opportunities, how companies are planning to tackle the implementation, and what’s new in the tax law.

Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. The workshop will kick off at 12:00 p.m. with time for networking from 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. Lunch and beverages will be provided.

Learn more and register here: http://bit.ly/kpmg-taxes

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Wednesday
May 30
Workshop: Startup 411 – How to Start Your Startup

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

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 about protecting your idea, co-founders, etc.

Lunch and beverages included.

Learn more and register here: http://bit.ly/411-may-30

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Thursday
Aug 2
Workshop: Startup 411 – How to Start Your Startup

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

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 about protecting your idea, co-founders, etc.

Boxed lunch and beverages included.

Learn more and register here: http://bit.ly/411-aug-2

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Tuesday
May 15
WWCode - Diversity in Tech: Creating a Culture of Inclusion and Equity
WeWork Pioneer Place

Women Who Code Portland is thrilled to feature “Creating a Culture of Inclusion and Equity”, by Kristina Houck, LCSW and Tanya Crenshaw, PhD.


Tech culture needs to change. All too often, underrepresented groups are marginalized and excluded as a result of implicit bias expressed through microaggressions. Creating a culture in which everyone experiences a sense of acceptance and belonging requires a collective commitment.


What to Expect
- Presentation and interactive workshop
- Learn about the relationship between implicit bias and the microaggressions that can surface

Key Takeaways
- Actionable ways to disrupt bias
- Identify and practice strategies to engage in culture change
- Changing the culture requires a lot of people making individual choices that actively tear down and confront everyday biases and microaggressions

Timeline
6:00 - 6:30 - Networking, food, and mingle
6:30 - 6:45 - Women Who Code Portland and WeWork Intro
6:45 - 7:45 - Creating a Culture of Inclusion and Equity
7:45 - 8:00 - Audience / Speaker Q-n-A
8:00 - 8:30 - Networking + opportunity to connect with speakers

About Women Who Code Portland
Women Who Code is a non-profit global organization dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers -- we are the Portland chapter!

About the Facilitators
The workshop is co-facilitated by Kristina Houck, LCSW and Tanya Crenshaw, PhD.
Kristina is a Clinical Social Worker with more than a decade of experience as a therapist and advocate. She has implemented several bystander intervention projects to create communities of inclusivity and safety. She facilitates difficult conversations with openness and authenticity.
Tanya has a Computer Science Ph.D. with over twenty years of technical experience. A published researcher she has spent over a decade investigating people’s sense of community and belonging in tech. Her candidness inspires action.
Together, Kristina and Tanya provide practical solutions for complex problems.

About our Hosts
WeWork is a global network of workspaces where companies and people grow together. They transform buildings into dynamic environments for creativity, focus, and connection. More than just the best place to work, though, this is a movement toward humanizing work. They believe that CEOs can help each other, offices can use the comforts of home, and we can all look forward to Monday if we find real meaning in what we do.

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

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