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Thursday
Dec 21
#FullstackPDX : December : Annual Charity Drive : Merry Christmas

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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Started Saturday
Dec 2
12 Days Of FCC This: 12 Day Unconference and Hackathon
through Your Local Mall

What? A 12 day unconference and hackathon to make the Internet unstoppable When? 4pm, Saturday, December 2nd through Decmeber 14th, or until the internet is unstoppable. Where? The food court of your local mall Why? Because we’re really tired of asking the FCC to stop breaking the internet.

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Monday
Jan 8, 2018
[Workshop] Supercharged Software Teams
through Opal28

Are you exhausted from pushing every project forward, or nothing gets done?
Are you frustrated with your teams focus on process over productivity?
Are the stock answers provide by agile, scrum, or kanban failing you?

This unique, hands-on workshop experience will teach you how to create a high-performing engineering team and become the boss your team has always dreamed of. Learn more at: https://marcusblankenship.com/supercharged-engineering-teams/

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Friday
Dec 15
Agile PDX Westside: Encouraging Action from Retrospectives
Nike Evergreen campus cafeteria (20540 NW Evergreen Pkwy, Hillsboro, OR 97124)

It's happened to the best of us. We hold or participate in a great retrospective with high energy and then…nothing. Retrospectives that identify key learnings but don't cause us to adapt and improve as a team can leave us feeling stalled. With no follow up, teams may no longer see the value of holding these key agile ceremonies and sometimes abandon them altogether.

Why does this continue to be a challenge for Agile teams? What can we do to make retrospectives useful and a key enabler of continuous learning and improvement in our teams? How do we bring the high energy and insightful discussion to our retrospectives and keep that momentum for change going?

We invite you to join us and share your experiences in leading great retrospectives or listen to other agile practitioners share theirs. We will explore what might cause lack of action and identify practical steps we can take to get the most out of our team retrospectives.

Please note that this month we are meeting on the third Friday, Dec 15 to avoid the holiday rush.

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AIM Shutdown Party
Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade

AIM

If you were a 90’s kid, chances are there was a point in time when AOL Instant Messenger was a huge part of your life. You likely remember the CD, your first screenname, your carefully curated away messages, and how you organized your buddy lists.

After 20 years, AOL is finally shutting down AIM. Join us at Ground Kontrol to pour one out for the little yellow man as he goes into retirement.

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Sunday
Dec 17
Applied Data Science — Recommendation Engines — Part V of V
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Thursday
Jan 4, 2018
Clojure PDX: Constructing Interfaces with re-frame w/ Matthew Lyon
Puppet 308 Southwest 2nd Avenue, 5th Floor, Portland, OR 97204

We've had a few presentations on using re-frame and continue to get many questions on this fantastic tool. There is a lot to learn but you will be rewarded when building single page apps. So this month our own Matthew Lyon will present:

Constructing Interfaces with re-frame

I’ve talked to many clojurists who are curious about front-end programming but don’t know where to start. They haven’t done front-end work before, they’re unfamiliar with JavaScript or React, and they don’t understand how those pieces fit together. I’ll walk through what a ClojureScript development environment looks like; what makes front-end programming different and how React, reagent, and re-frame fit into this; how to create views with Reagent; how to manage state and the outside world with re-frame; and how to effectively debug your front-end code.

Matthew Lyon has been building the front- and back-ends for web applications for over twelve years, and with Clojure for three years. He enjoys creating interfaces for helping people work through complex interactions.

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Thursday
Dec 28
Code Oregon - The Tech Academy presents Code Oregon Careers: Maximizing Your GitHub 12/28
The Tech Academy

Code Oregon Careers is a collaboration between Code Oregon and The Tech Academy to help software developers prepare themselves for the job search in the software industry. This is a four part series focusing on Soft Skills Interviews, Technical Interviews, LinkedIn and GitHub. 

Whether you are an experienced developer back on the job search or a brand new junior developer looking for your first opportunity, join us to learn some valuable skills to help you in your job search.  

This installment on Thursday, December 28 at 6.p.m. will cover:

Maximizing Your GitHub for the Job Search

Food & Beverages:

The Tech Academy will be providing free pizza and beverages. Please RSVP to help us ensure we have enough food for everyone. If later on you are unable to make the event, please change your RSVP status to help us avoid wasting food. 

Schedule:
• 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Meet and greet (Networking + pizza and beverages)

• 6:30 p.m. Code Oregon Careers presentation

• 7:30 p.m. Q & A and announcements

• 8 p.m. - 9 p.m. Practice Soft Skills interview inteviewing for anyone that what's to stay after the initial presentation to develop and practice soft skill interviewing

Resources for Tech Job Seekers:

David Duncan with Code Oregon (a partnership with WorkSource Oregon and WorkSystems) has developed PortlandTech.org to help job seekers in the tech industry. To schedule a resume review and/or join his list to receive customized job leads, send a resume to [masked] or [masked] to schedule an appointment.

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Thursday
Dec 14
Code Oregon - The Tech Academy presents Code Oregon Careers: Soft Skills Interviewing 12/14
The Tech Academy

Code Oregon Careers is a collaboration between Code Oregon and The Tech Academy to help software developers prepare themselves for the job search in the software industry. This is a four part series focusing on Soft Skills Interviews, Technical Interviews, LinkedIn and GitHub. 

Whether you are an experienced developer back on the job search or a brand new junior developer looking for your first opportunity, join us to learn some valuable skills to help you in your job search.  

This installment on Thursday, December 14 at 6.p.m. will cover:

Preparing for Soft Skill Interviews

Food & Beverages:

The Tech Academy will be providing free pizza and beverages. Please RSVP to help us ensure we have enough food for everyone. If later on you are unable to make the event, please change your RSVP status to help us avoid wasting food. 

Schedule:
• 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Meet and greet (Networking + pizza and beverages)

• 6:30 p.m. Code Oregon Careers presentation

• 7:30 p.m. Q & A and announcements

• 8 p.m. - 9 p.m. Practice Soft Skills interview inteviewing for anyone that what's to stay after the initial presentation to develop and practice soft skill interviewing

Resources for Tech Job Seekers:

David Duncan with Code Oregon (a partnership with WorkSource Oregon and WorkSystems) has developed PortlandTech.org to help job seekers in the tech industry. To schedule a resume review and/or join his list to receive customized job leads, send a resume to [masked] or [masked] to schedule an appointment.

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

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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Wednesday
Dec 13
CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - PDX Exploit Workshop
CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

Hey everybody. Got a bug you just can't land? Is there a recent CVE you've been eyeballing seductively? Just want to brush up on your appsec?

PDX Exploit Workshop

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Sunday
Dec 17
Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Fundamentals - Graph Theory
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Wednesday
Dec 13
December PMI Agile Round Table
The Standard

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

This Month we'll continue on the topic of Servant Leadership: A Grounding Discussion with Jean Richardson (and possibly discuss other leadership models). Summary: For agilists, servant leadership has long been the go-to leadership model. Most agilists aren’t grounded in what servant leadership really is.

As requested by the attendees, this discussion will continue last month's topic - introduce you to the founder, his initial conceptual overview of servant leadership, modern thought leaders, and common critiques of the model. You will leave with an easy way to determine whether you really are a successful servant leader.


Jean Richardson led the webinar “Intro to Servant Leadership for the Flummoxed” last month. She will set the context for a discussion on this leadership model and encourage discussion among the attendees. Jean is the author of The Preservation of the Agile Heart, an advanced discussion of agile advocacy and where agile advocates need to go from here. Learn more at agileheartinfo.com.

We will meet at:

The Standard: 900 SW Fifth Ave, Portland, OR 97204

Tree Room (located on the Concourse Level down the escalator) (NOTE THIS IS A DIFFERENT LOCATION THAN LAST MONTH)

Thanks to The Standard for providing space for this event

Note: PMI Certification holders can claim 1 PMI PDU for attending this event.

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Tuesday
Feb 13, 2018
Driving Retail Growth through Technology Innovation
Regus

Registration through Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-driving-retail-growth-through-technology-innovation-tickets-38715540223) is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the event

QuoteCenter, located in Vancouver, Washington, is a 139-person software startup within The Home Depot. QuoteCenter builds a portfolio of software applications using cutting-edge technology to facilitate building material sales to Pro contractors. Their team has grown dramatically from 70 people in October 2016 due to their proactive and intentional diversity recruiting efforts. These diverse people account for 40% of all new hires!

QuoteCenter is committed to building a diverse team, which they see as an important reason for their success and growth, from $0 in revenue at time of acquisition (2013) to $400M in 2015, $600M in 2016 and 2017.

Agenda:

5:00 - Welcome

5:15 - “How QuoteCenter attracts diverse candidates ” by Mike Lee, Talent Acquisition

5:45 - “The only one in the room: success and failure on the way to diversity" by Whitney Williams, Front End Developer

6:15 - “Opportunity for Leadership and Impact” by Denise Hale, Front End Developer

6:45 - Q & A

Event FAQ:

Q. What is the parking situation? A. Paid street parking is available.

Q. Is there secure bike parking? A. The secure bike parking is in the parking garage and requires a FOB for the building. However, there are racks in front of the building.

Q. Should I consider using public transportation? A. We are close to the street and not far from bus routes. However, we would recommend driving and plenty of street parking is available.

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
Mar 12, 2018
Embedded Linux Conference
through Hilton Portland and Executive Tower

The Embedded Linux Conference (ELC) is the premier vendor-neutral technical conference for companies and developers using Linux in embedded products. For the past 13 years, ELC has had the largest collection of sessions dedicated exclusively to embedded Linux and embedded Linux developers.

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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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Thursday
Dec 14
Founders & Entrepreneurs Caffeine Fix
The Bridge Incubator

A great meetup north of the river to meet local founders.

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Frontend Peer Mentoring
PDX Code Guild

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

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

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

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Thursday
Dec 21
Frontend Peer Mentoring
PDX Code Guild

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

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

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

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Thursday
Dec 28
Frontend Peer Mentoring
PDX Code Guild

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

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

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

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Thursday
Jan 4, 2018
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
Jan 11, 2018
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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Tuesday
Dec 19
Galois Tech Talk: Tree-Sitter: A New Parsing System for Programming Tools
Galois Inc, 421 SW 6th Ave. Suite 300, Portland, OR, USA, (3rd floor of the Commonwealth building)

Abstract: Developer tools that support multiple languages generally have very limited regex-based code-analysis capabilities. Tree-sitter is a new parsing system that aims to change this paradigm. We’re in the process of integrating Tree-sitter into both GitHub.com and Atom, which will allow us to analyze code accurately and in real-time, paving the way for better syntax highlighting, code navigation, and refactoring support. We’ll demo some new features that Tree-sitter has enabled in GitHub.com and Atom, discuss its implementation, and share thoughts on ways it could be used in the future.

Bio: Max Brunsfeld is an engineer on GitHub’s Atom team. Prior to joining GitHub, he worked at Pivotal Labs as a full-stack engineer. He enjoys programming, especially in C and C++, jazz guitar, bicycling and hiking. He lives in Portland with his wife and two toddlers.

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Tuesday
Feb 27, 2018
Human.School - the Conference for People Ops People
Mark Spencer Hotel, Portland, OR

Human.School is a development-focused learning experience designed for people operations people (official or unofficial!) - the administrative assistants, the operations coordinators, the office manages - in small, but growing companies or nonprofits.

It’s unlike any conference you’ve been to before: you and 99 other professionals will experience two high-intensity, high value days of learning and applying experiences to create a full-fledged people ops strategy. You won't have to choose between concurrent sessions and speakers, and you'll be treated like a VIP the whole time. Human.School takes a practical approach to learning full cycle people operations, something most HR and culture events don’t do.

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Saturday
Dec 23
Ideas in Science & Tech
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue North Operating Center

Dear Innovators,

Do you enjoy learning and sharing knowledge to help people solve problems? This week we're going to share Python Data Analysis.

We'll have a thirty-minute talk and at the end of our session, we'll brainstorm and vote for a new interesting topic for ideas on upcoming presentations. The winning idea will get the innovator of the week.

Join the fun!

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Saturday
Jan 6, 2018
Ideas in Science & Tech
TVF&R Station 67

Do you want to learn about eBikes? Cedar will give us a live demo of his eBike.

Do you enjoy learning and sharing knowledge to help people solve problems? Check out this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6XAPnuFjJc) to see what we're about.

We'll have a short presentation and at the end of our session, we'll brainstorm and vote for a new interesting topic for the following week presentation. The winning idea will get the innovator of the week.

Join the fun!

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Saturday
Dec 16
Ideas in Technology
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue North Operating Center

Dear Innovators,

Do you enjoy learning and sharing knowledge to help people solve problems? This week we're going to share on how to file patents part II.

We'll have a thirty-minute talk and at the end of our session, we'll brainstorm and vote for a new interesting topic for ideas on upcoming presentations. The winning idea will get the innovator of the week.

Join the fun!

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Saturday
Jan 6, 2018
Level Up: an Association, Awareness, Activation Conversation
NedSpace

Level Up: an association, awareness, activation conversation

Human beings, as diverse as we are, want the same things: money, deep meaningful human connections, more time/freedom to authentically be who we are. But there never seems to be enough of these. Thus some, maybe most, live in perpetual anxiety.

To cope they shrink their expectations about life, to ease their anxiety of living it, instead of examining their experience of life to live extraordinarily. No wonder so many believe the world is hostile to, or at the very least, ambivalent toward their extraordinary desires.

But is it really?

Level Up is a conversation that makes available a new association to life, making you aware of and activating a life of your dreams, whatever that means for you. Ultimately, total freedom and power are available from a simple re-discovery rarely explored. But everyone who makes the exploration, gets extraordinary, lasting and permanent results: a renewed love affair with living.

Discover something extraordinary: You.

Life will never be the same.

Level Up Master of Ceremonies: Perry Gruber

Perry Gruber stopped seeking happiness and fulfillment when he rediscovered his own leveling up. His self-re-discovery left him financially, emotionally, and professionally free, affording him the freedom to live his life his way and according to his desires. He is currently showing people how to create their version of his experience in their own lives. He calls this pursuit “the most fulfilling outlet of his personal self-expression.”

Early Bird tickets: $15 (before 12/31/17) Regular tickets: $35 Day of Show tickets: $50 (if available)

Lunch will be provided, because that's how things should be

Looking forward to meeting you there

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Startup-Your-Startup/events/245264148/

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Friday
Dec 15
Liftoff:All-In Applications Due
https://www.launchcode.org/all-in-tech

You’ve studied, worked hard, and racked up lots of long nights learning the latest tech skills. Now you just need that boost of fuel to get your new career off the ground!

In addition to top tech skills, companies need to know that you can mesh well with their team, manage their development cycle, and work within their established processes.

Liftoff: All-In is a targeted program for candidates in the Portland and Seattle areas from traditionally marginalized groups with existing tech skills. Students are selected through an application process and, once selected, can enroll in the program at no cost. Our experienced mentors and teaching fellows will teach you material focused on what local hiring managers are asking for, customized for your needs over three months of programming plus three months of ongoing support.

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Tuesday
Jan 23, 2018
Ministry of Testing Social Meetup
The Oregon Public House

Meet other testers, chat about challenges and successes, share stories, and make new friends. We'll spend time getting input on new topics for meetup talks or presenters and other events that we can do to help support each other.

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Wednesday
Dec 20
Mobbing Without the Pitchforks
Puppet

Mob programming can be used to help increase team cohesiveness, efficiently train new team members, reduce bugs, and save time in code review and testing. Expanding on the principles of pair programming, mob programming uses an entire team to create well designed and implemented code. Alexander will be going over both the good parts and bad parts of mob programming that he's come across in the last 3 years of implementation with his team. We'll discuss what everyone's role is in mob programming, when it's best to attempt it with your team, and when you might end up experiencing more headache than benefit.

Bio: Alexander Clifford found his way into programming through a somewhat circuitous route. With a background in science and cooking he discovered his love of programming almost by accident while searching for his next learning project. Seven years later he now leads the UI Apps development team on Oracle's Infinity product line as a Principle Software Engineer. When he's not programming for work, he's programming for fun by attempting to create Skynet, running around in nature pretending to be a native Northwesterner, or moving about his kitchen in an attempt to not forget all of his prior chef skills. He can be reached at https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexanderclifford/ or by using just the right sequence of smoke signals.

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Monday
Dec 18
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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Monday
Jan 8, 2018
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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Monday
Jan 15, 2018
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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Monday
Jan 22, 2018
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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Monday
Jan 29, 2018
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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Monday
Feb 5, 2018
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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Friday
Dec 15
New Horizons Webinar - Effective Job Search Strategy
Webinar

Your goal is to land that job and you need an effective and assertive plan to do so! All hiring happens at the front of the line when you get to talk with the hiring manager, not at the end of the line when you apply for a job. This workshop teaches you how to get to the front of the line and helps you map out your action plan to be successful in your job search.

You will:

• Transform any job search frustration into action items • Discover what components make up a successful strategy • Understand the difference between a "Hidden Job" and an "Open Job" • Learn how to use LinkedIn to connect with the right people

Past attendees report gaining insights allowing them to be more proactive and confident during the hiring and interview process. Take your activity to the next level, become a more effective and desired candidate by attending this workshop!

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Thursday
Dec 14
Nike Tech Talks
Nike Decathlon Club Cafe

Join GridGain solution architect Dani Traphagen at the next Nike Tech Talks! Dani will introduce the many components of the open-source Apache Ignite and the ideal use cases.

Food and beverages will be served at the event and there will be time to network before and after the talk.

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Wednesday
Dec 13
OEN Startup Resources Tradeshow 2017
Vacasa

Did you know that in the Portland metro area alone, there are over 50 organizations dedicated to helping entrepreneurs? But which ones can help YOU?

Our Startup Resource Tradeshow 2017 is the perfect starting point for new entrepreneurs trying to navigate our startup ecosystem. It includes representatives from local organizations, accelerators, incubators, and government programs that provide support, mentorship, and potential funding for entrepreneurs.

Learn more and register here: http://bit.ly/oen-tradeshow

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Wednesday
Jan 3, 2018
Open House: come work and have conversations
Collective Agency Division

Collective Agency is Coworking Spaces with Cozy Community.

Come work and have conversations at Collective Agency Division during our open house.

Community Mission Statement: "Cozy working alongside people doing what they’re passionate about and committed to, where 80% of people say hi. Come and work here!"

Members, come as usual, and you can bring guests, it’ll be the same for you as it is every day but with more people here.

There’ll be an Open House at Collective Agency Division on Wednesday January 3rd, from 9am to 5pm, open to the public. The weekly member meetings will be switched that week – Wednesday will be at Division and Thursday at Downtown, opposite of usual. Feel free to bring friends/coworkers/tell people. There are no age restrictions.

Schedule:

• 9am – open to the public, Community Guidelines apply as the core of the Terms of Service. https://collectiveagency.co/community-guidelines/ This is open to people whether or not you’re interested in membership. https://collectiveagency.co/membership/

• 12pm – optional lunch

• 2-220pm – optional member meeting on the sofas, people visiting can join in

• 5pm – end of day for people here for the Open House. Members and members’ visitors have 24/7 access.

People visiting for the day who might need to take or make phone calls while here need to pay $30 for a day trial (on the membership page) and agree to: https://collectiveagency.co/phone-calls/

More information is on the website about both of our locations and membership.

Please RSVP (before you come) to FB or Meetup via the link above, with: your name, what time you expect to be here, what you’ll be working on (you can include a link to a website or social media).

The Downtown location is not open for free that day.

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Monday
Mar 12, 2018
OpenIoT Summit
through Hilton Portland and Executive Tower

OpenIoT Summit delivers the technical knowledge you need to deliver smart connected products and solutions that take advantage of the rapid evolution of IoT technologies. It is the only IoT event focused on the development of open IoT solutions.

Website
Thursday
Dec 14
OWASP: Cloud Security Zen: Principles to Meditate On
New Relic

Abstract: Your company has moved to the Cloud and must now determine the intersections of security, engineering and operations. This talk will share a set of approaches to challenges in the domains of segmentation, access control, auditing, and deployment tools. Each approach can be used independently, or contribute to a holistic cloud security strategy. As more companies move to the Cloud, new security team roles have been created that overlap with traditional roles in product security, operations, and engineering teams. I will highlight the shifts and solutions I have experienced working on corporate security teams and as a consultant."

Speaker Bio: Samuel Reed has worked over ten years in computer security, having held positions at Vallation Security, Netflix, Zynga, iSec Partners, Adobe, and LynuxWorks. His experiences at these companies range from cloud security, to web applications and APIs, native applications, and kernel subsystem security.

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Saturday
Feb 3, 2018
Pacific NW Drupal Summit
through University Place Hotel

Since 2009, the Pacific Northwest Drupal Summit has been the premier regional event for Drupal professionals in the Pacific Northwest. More than 200 Drupal professionals have attended and enjoyed our two-day event each year.

The 2018 Summit will take place at the University Place Hotel in Portland, Oregon on the edge of the Portland University Campus on Saturday and Sunday, February 3rd and 4th, 2018.

On Friday before the conference starts, after you grab dinner, join us in the Coos Bay and Astoria rooms (around the corner from the lobby) from 6-11pm for some pre-conference games and socializing.

The Summit has a code of conduct, which all attendees including speakers and sponsor-representatives are expected to follow.

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Monday
Dec 18
PDX Func Practice Track - Pearls of Functional Algorithm Design
Collective Agency Downtown

We'll discuss Chapter 3 of Pearls of Functional Algorithm Design. Please read it beforehand. You may wish to try running the code examples from the book. At the meeting anyone will be able to present and contribute to the discussion.


PDXFunc is a study/user group exploring functional programming in Portland, Oregon. The group welcomes programmers with any level of experience or interest in any functional language, including Haskell, Lisp, OCaml, Scala, Idris, Agda, as well as using functional techniques in not explicitly functional languages.

We have two kinds of meetings: theory and practice, that each meet twice a month.

Please sign up for the mailing list for more announcements, discussions, meeting notes, etc.:

http://groups.google.com/pdxfunc

Website
Monday
Feb 5, 2018
PDX Func Practice Track - Pearls of Functional Algorithm Design
Collective Agency Downtown

Info at https://www.meetup.com/Portland-Functional-Programming-Study-Group/


PDXFunc is a study/user group exploring functional programming in Portland, Oregon. The group welcomes programmers with any level of experience or interest in any functional language, including Haskell, Lisp, OCaml, Scala, Idris, Agda, as well as using functional techniques in not explicitly functional languages.

We have two kinds of meetings: theory and practice, that each meet twice a month.

Please sign up for the mailing list for more announcements, discussions, meeting notes, etc.:

http://groups.google.com/pdxfunc

Website
Monday
Feb 19, 2018
PDX Func Practice Track - Pearls of Functional Algorithm Design
Collective Agency Downtown

Info at https://www.meetup.com/Portland-Functional-Programming-Study-Group/


PDXFunc is a study/user group exploring functional programming in Portland, Oregon. The group welcomes programmers with any level of experience or interest in any functional language, including Haskell, Lisp, OCaml, Scala, Idris, Agda, as well as using functional techniques in not explicitly functional languages.

We have two kinds of meetings: theory and practice, that each meet twice a month.

Please sign up for the mailing list for more announcements, discussions, meeting notes, etc.:

http://groups.google.com/pdxfunc

Website
Monday
Mar 5, 2018
PDX Func Practice Track - Pearls of Functional Algorithm Design
Collective Agency Downtown

Info at https://www.meetup.com/Portland-Functional-Programming-Study-Group/


PDXFunc is a study/user group exploring functional programming in Portland, Oregon. The group welcomes programmers with any level of experience or interest in any functional language, including Haskell, Lisp, OCaml, Scala, Idris, Agda, as well as using functional techniques in not explicitly functional languages.

We have two kinds of meetings: theory and practice, that each meet twice a month.

Please sign up for the mailing list for more announcements, discussions, meeting notes, etc.:

http://groups.google.com/pdxfunc

Website
Monday
Mar 19, 2018
PDX Func Practice Track - Pearls of Functional Algorithm Design
Collective Agency Downtown

Info at https://www.meetup.com/Portland-Functional-Programming-Study-Group/


PDXFunc is a study/user group exploring functional programming in Portland, Oregon. The group welcomes programmers with any level of experience or interest in any functional language, including Haskell, Lisp, OCaml, Scala, Idris, Agda, as well as using functional techniques in not explicitly functional languages.

We have two kinds of meetings: theory and practice, that each meet twice a month.

Please sign up for the mailing list for more announcements, discussions, meeting notes, etc.:

http://groups.google.com/pdxfunc

Website
Monday
Apr 2, 2018
PDX Func Practice Track - Pearls of Functional Algorithm Design
Collective Agency Downtown

Info at https://www.meetup.com/Portland-Functional-Programming-Study-Group/


PDXFunc is a study/user group exploring functional programming in Portland, Oregon. The group welcomes programmers with any level of experience or interest in any functional language, including Haskell, Lisp, OCaml, Scala, Idris, Agda, as well as using functional techniques in not explicitly functional languages.

We have two kinds of meetings: theory and practice, that each meet twice a month.

Please sign up for the mailing list for more announcements, discussions, meeting notes, etc.:

http://groups.google.com/pdxfunc

Website
Monday
Apr 16, 2018
PDX Func Practice Track - Pearls of Functional Algorithm Design
Collective Agency Downtown

Info at https://www.meetup.com/Portland-Functional-Programming-Study-Group/


PDXFunc is a study/user group exploring functional programming in Portland, Oregon. The group welcomes programmers with any level of experience or interest in any functional language, including Haskell, Lisp, OCaml, Scala, Idris, Agda, as well as using functional techniques in not explicitly functional languages.

We have two kinds of meetings: theory and practice, that each meet twice a month.

Please sign up for the mailing list for more announcements, discussions, meeting notes, etc.:

http://groups.google.com/pdxfunc

Website
Wednesday
Dec 13
PDX Functional Progamming - Theory Track - Logic and Proof
Collective Agency Division

We'll discuss Chapter 3 and possibly Chapter 4 of Logic and Proof (https://leanprover.github.io/logic_and_proof/). Please try to at least read Chapter 3 and do the exercises. Chapter 4 is a stretch goal. At the meeting anyone will be able to present and contribute to the discussion.


PDXFunc is a study/user group exploring functional programming in Portland, Oregon. The group welcomes programmers with any level of experience or interest in any functional language, including Haskell, Lisp, OCaml, Scala, Idris, Agda, as well as using functional techniques in not explicitly functional languages.

We have two kinds of meetings: theory and practice, that each meet twice a month.

Please sign up for the mailing list for more announcements, discussions, meeting notes, etc.:

http://groups.google.com/pdxfunc

Website
Wednesday
Jan 10, 2018
PDX Functional Progamming - Theory Track - Logic and Proof
Collective Agency Division

Info at https://www.meetup.com/Portland-Functional-Programming-Study-Group/


PDXFunc is a study/user group exploring functional programming in Portland, Oregon. The group welcomes programmers with any level of experience or interest in any functional language, including Haskell, Lisp, OCaml, Scala, Idris, Agda, as well as using functional techniques in not explicitly functional languages.

We have two kinds of meetings: theory and practice, that each meet twice a month.

Please sign up for the mailing list for more announcements, discussions, meeting notes, etc.:

http://groups.google.com/pdxfunc

Website
Wednesday
Jan 24, 2018
PDX Functional Progamming - Theory Track - Logic and Proof
Collective Agency Division

Info at https://www.meetup.com/Portland-Functional-Programming-Study-Group/


PDXFunc is a study/user group exploring functional programming in Portland, Oregon. The group welcomes programmers with any level of experience or interest in any functional language, including Haskell, Lisp, OCaml, Scala, Idris, Agda, as well as using functional techniques in not explicitly functional languages.

We have two kinds of meetings: theory and practice, that each meet twice a month.

Please sign up for the mailing list for more announcements, discussions, meeting notes, etc.:

http://groups.google.com/pdxfunc

Website
Wednesday
Feb 14, 2018
PDX Functional Progamming - Theory Track - Logic and Proof
Collective Agency Division

Info at https://www.meetup.com/Portland-Functional-Programming-Study-Group/


PDXFunc is a study/user group exploring functional programming in Portland, Oregon. The group welcomes programmers with any level of experience or interest in any functional language, including Haskell, Lisp, OCaml, Scala, Idris, Agda, as well as using functional techniques in not explicitly functional languages.

We have two kinds of meetings: theory and practice, that each meet twice a month.

Please sign up for the mailing list for more announcements, discussions, meeting notes, etc.:

http://groups.google.com/pdxfunc

Website
Wednesday
Mar 14, 2018
PDX Functional Progamming - Theory Track - Logic and Proof
Collective Agency Division

Info at https://www.meetup.com/Portland-Functional-Programming-Study-Group/


PDXFunc is a study/user group exploring functional programming in Portland, Oregon. The group welcomes programmers with any level of experience or interest in any functional language, including Haskell, Lisp, OCaml, Scala, Idris, Agda, as well as using functional techniques in not explicitly functional languages.

We have two kinds of meetings: theory and practice, that each meet twice a month.

Please sign up for the mailing list for more announcements, discussions, meeting notes, etc.:

http://groups.google.com/pdxfunc

Website
Wednesday
Apr 11, 2018
PDX Functional Progamming - Theory Track - Logic and Proof
Collective Agency Division

Info at https://www.meetup.com/Portland-Functional-Programming-Study-Group/


PDXFunc is a study/user group exploring functional programming in Portland, Oregon. The group welcomes programmers with any level of experience or interest in any functional language, including Haskell, Lisp, OCaml, Scala, Idris, Agda, as well as using functional techniques in not explicitly functional languages.

We have two kinds of meetings: theory and practice, that each meet twice a month.

Please sign up for the mailing list for more announcements, discussions, meeting notes, etc.:

http://groups.google.com/pdxfunc

Website
Wednesday
Dec 13
PDX OSGeo Monthly meeting
Ecotrust (Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center)

Monthly meeting of the Portland open source GIS group. Projects big and small are usually presented monthly along with rousing conversation and discussion. All are welcome, no need to RSVP - our group ranges from the geo-curious to the überhackers so bring your ideas and questions!

This month's agenda: exciting happenings in geodata, upcoming geoevents. Special guests David Pollard and Ryan Hodges from Ecotrust will be showing off a couple of cool new tools:

  • Hoonah Stewards: https://www.hoonahstewards.net/ a land and resource management tool where tribes can record their activities and landowners can manage in ways that have lessened negative impact on tribal use.

  • Traditional Ethnographic Knowledge Database (TEKDB): http://tdntek.ecotrust.org/ a database exploring and revealing the connection between cultural and natural resources.

In addition, bring your own geo-show and tell, and come ready to share info on any upcoming geo-happenings that are on the horizon!

Our mailing list is here drop us a line with any questions: http://groups.google.com/group/pdx-osgeo

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Tuesday
Jan 9, 2018
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Fireside Chat with Mayor Ted Wheeler
New Relic

Registration through Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-fireside-chat-with-mayor-ted-wheeler-tickets-39088561941) is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the event *

Join PDXWIT for a lively discussion of Portland’s present and future with Mayor Ted Wheeler. The city faces complex challenges and new opportunities, and the tech industry has a pivotal role to play. Mayor Ted Wheeler will discuss the city’s policy agenda for the coming year and address your questions about some of PDXWIT’s top local issues: education, homelessness, transportation and public safety.

Ted Wheeler started his term as Portland’s mayor on January 1, 2017. Prior to that, he was the Chair of Multnomah County from 2007-2010 and the State Treasurer from 2010-2015. A sixth-generation Oregonian, Ted was born in Portland and graduated from Lincoln High School. Ted earned his undergraduate degree in Economics from Stanford University, an MBA from Columbia University, and a Masters in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Moderator Terra Soma works at Legacy Health as a Sr. Organizational Development and Change Consultant where she leads teams through strategic planning, improving their culture, and reducing burnout.

Agenda:

5:30 Doors open and welcome

6:00 Conversation begins

7:00 Final remarks from Mayor and moderator

7:30 Event Ends

Event FAQ:

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: No onsite parking available.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: No.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes, the Max green, yellow, blue and red lines are very close.

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
Dec 19
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Fourth Annual Women + Tech Holiday Party
OMSI 1945 Southeast Water Avenue Portland, OR 97214

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-third-annual-women-tech-holiday-party-tickets-39804880469#tickets] is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the event

We are giving away the PDXWIT annual tote to the first 100 people who check-in.

Join us at our Women + Tech Holiday Party, co-organized by PDXWIT and WWC Portland in partnership with Lesbians Who Tech, ChickTech, PyLadies, and Girls Inc. This event is hosted by OMSI and sponsored by Nike, Cambia, the University of Washington Foster School of Business Hybrid MBA, and ClientJoy.

2017 has been a big year for our communities and we are thrilled to come together, for the fourth year, to celebrate the holidays and what we’ve accomplished. In honor of our celebratory theme, PDXWIT and WWC Portland will be recognizing individuals for their great work over the year.

PDXWIT will be honoring two individuals, Best Contributor and Best Speaker. If you or someone you know has has been working hard to make PDXWIT a success or spoken at one of our events, please submit your nominations by November 19th. The Best Contributor award will be selected in advance by a panel and finalists for the Best Speaker Award will perform runoff Lightning Talks at the Holiday Party. The winner will be selected by text-to-vote.

At Women Who Code, we regularly celebrate the achievements of our members through the #ApplaudHer hashtag. We use #ApplaudHer to highlight victories ranging from accepting a new position and receiving a promotion to speaking at a conference and meeting a personal goal. The concept is simple: we believe that recognition can create change and that rewriting public perceptions can transform tech. During the Women + Tech Holiday Party, we will announce our Tech Leadership and Rising Tech Star winners from the many submissions we have received throughout the year.

While the event is primarily intended for networking, we will have a segment to hear from our sponsors and introduce and announce awards.

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 those hiring to ensure people get connected.

Music will be provided by DJ Mienne.

5:30 pm - Doors open

6:00 pm - Introductions + Welcome by Mandy Mock Vice President, Information Technology General Manager, Product Engineering Solutions at Intel

6:15 pm - Lightning Talks by Rose Flores Medlock and Kristy Wolff

6:30 pm - Networking

Mandy J. Mock is a vice president in the Information Technology group and serves as the general manager of product engineering solutions at Intel Corporation.

Event FAQ

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: OMSI has free parking for this event.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: There is variety of bike parking, and it is secure.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Public transport is always best, but OMSI has plenty of parking.

Purpose:

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

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

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Thursday
Mar 22, 2018
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Project Presentation Event
Opal

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-project-presentations-event-31518-tickets-39199839776] is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the event

PDXWIT is excited to announce the launch of Project Presentations Event. Collaboration, support, and the ability to clearly communicate about your project are critical factors for success. The brainchild of Nathan Keene and Abeer Eltanawy, this event is designed to:

Introduce new ideas within our community Find solutions to project challenges Encourage networking and collaboration Improve presentation skills Create access to mentors Provide a safe space to learn and grow Help you accelerate your project

Who is it for?

Members with a coding, hacking or maker project seeking a supportive audience to provide potential solutions to challenges, constructive questions and feedback. Please apply!.

Members with a pet project on the back burner (or the front one!) who would like to present, discuss and gain traction? Come on out and share it!

Folks interested in hearing about innovative projects and providing helpful audience feedback. Join us!

How does it work?

Here’s the scoop: The event starts with 15 minutes of networking. We will also encourage you to reconvene informally at the end. 3 projects will be selected for presentation.

Each project presenter has a total of 20 minutes for their project (10 minutes to present, 10 minutes for brainstorming challenge solutions and receiving feedback). Presentations will be timed.

Presenters have the option of a free one hour presentation coaching session with Tambre Leighn, a certified high performance coach who specializes in training experts in the medical, research, and technology sectors to present powerfully and with ease.

How do I apply to present?

Register for the event by selecting the “Presenter” ticket type by February 12th, 2018. We will notify selected presenters by email on February 16th, 2018.

What if I want to attend but not present?

Register for the event by selecting the “General Admission” ticket type.

What if I have more questions?

Please email [email protected] for more information or with any questions.

We look forward to making this a successful evening for the presenters and the audience.

Agenda:

5:30 PM: Door open

5:35 PM: Introduction

5:45 PM: Refreshments/Networking

6:00 PM: Presentation 1

6:20 PM: Presentation 2

6:40 PM: Presentation 3

7:00 PM: Recap/Feedback/Announcements

7:10 PM: Networking

7:30 PM: Event ends

Event FAQ:

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: No onsite parking, there is a Star Park behind the office and parking is $2/hr.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: There is an indoor bike rack that can be used.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Finding parking near the office is not difficult, but it is not free - we recommend attendees use public transportation if that is what’s best for them.

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
Dec 13
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Westside Happy Hour
Intel

Many of us live and/or work this side of the West Hills but may not have a professional community convenient to the area. Thanks to PDXWIT’s and Intel's support, let’s get together to talk tech.

Event co-organizer Rose Flores Medlock will speak about the value she’s derived from attending recent conferences and offer suggestions for cultivating professional development.

Anyone who works or is interested in tech is invited to join for casual conversation about the role professional development opportunities (conferences, workshops, webinars, classes, etc.) have played in your career. Think of topics you’ve learned about recently or find most interesting and contribute to the discussion!

5:30 pm - Doors open 6:00 pm - Introductions + Welcome by Mandy Mock [https://www.linkedin.com/in/mandy-mock-8672a02/], Vice President, Information Technology General Manager, Product Engineering Solutions at Intel 6:15 pm - Lightning Talks 6:30 pm - Networking

Mandy J. Mock is a vice president in the Information Technology group and serves as the general manager of product engineering solutions at Intel Corporation.

Event FAQ:

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: Lots of free parking!

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: Bike racks only

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: The closest MAX station is Orenco Station, which is a little over 1 mile away, so public transportation is possible, but may not be practical

PDXWIT Purpose:
PDXWIT Westside Happy Hour is a satellite event series launched in mid-2017 to serve the tech community in/near the West Hills, SW Portland, Beaverton, Hillsboro, Tigard, and Tualatin. It will become quarterly beginning with the December 2017 gathering. PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

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

Website
Wednesday
Feb 7, 2018
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Why Gender-Inclusive Software Matters to Everyone
ThinkShout

Seating is limited, please plan to arrive early to ensure a seat!

We are hosting an event to further the cause of inclusivity, focused on gender. By attending, you’ll earn talking points about why gender-inclusive software matters to your business, to our society, and to everyone. You will leave with an idea of how to achieve it in your own software with a practical and freely available method called GenderMag. We will also discuss ideas about how you can help make software more inclusive to diversity of thought. This event is suitable for anyone who helps shape software (software managers, software developers, UXers, tech CEOs, tech CIOs, ...)

About the speaker: Margaret Burnett is an OSU Distinguished Professor at Oregon State University. She began her career in industry, where she was the first woman software developer ever hired at Procter & Gamble Ivorydale. A few degrees and shattered glass ceilings later, she joined academia, with a research focus on people who are engaged in some form of software development. Burnett is an ACM Distinguished Scientist, a member of the ACM CHI Academy, and an award-winning mentor. She is also on the Academic Alliance Advisory Board of the National Center for Women In Technology (NCWIT).

Recent podcast interview with Burnett: http://www.changingacademiclife.com/blog/2017/7/5/margaret-burnett

This is a method for de-marginalizing one aspect of tech.



Agenda:


6:00: Talk
6:30: Q&A
7:15: Networking

Event FAQ:


Q: What is the parking situation?
A: Paid street parking. Generally, not a problem to find space.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?
A: Yes.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?
A: We are on Max and Trimet making public transportation an easy option.

Q: I have a pet allergy. Will office pets be present at the host’s space?
A: Office pets *may* be present.

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

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

Website
Wednesday
Jan 24, 2018
PDX Women in Tech How to Study for a Technical Interview (1/24/18)
AWS Elemental

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-how-to-study-for-a-technical-interview-12418-tickets-39530989253] is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the event

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

• Morning preparation, attire, mindset

• Preparation for the non-technical parts

• How to study for the coding interview

• How to execute the coding test

Due to the level of interaction required, attendance will be capped at 20. Never fear, we will be organizing this same event bi-monthly because we want everyone to have access to this workshop!

Agenda:

5:00 PM: Doors open

5:15 PM: Introduction

5:30 PM: Workshop begins

6:30 PM: Workshop ends

Event FAQ:

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: No on-site parking available at this event. .

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: No secured bike parking available at this event.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes, taking public transportation to this event is recommended. The event is conveniently located near MAX and bus lines.

Purpose:

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

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

Website
Tuesday
Feb 27, 2018
PDX Women of Color in Tech
Puppet, 308 SW 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-of-color-in-tech-tickets-40793481401] is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the event

Join us for an event dedicated to women of color currently seeking employment or currently working in technology in the Portland metro area 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

6:00 p.m. - Speaking segment

7:00 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: There are a number of pay-to-park lots within a few blocks of our location.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: Secured bike parking is not available, however we do have public access bike parking by the parking garage entrance beneath our building.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes! The Red and Blue MAX lines stop in front of our building.

Purpose:

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

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

Monday
Feb 5, 2018
PDXWIT + SupportDriven Getting on Stage Pitch Workshop
Janrain

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-supportdriven-getting-on-stage-pitch-workshop-tickets-40950472967] is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the event

Do you have an idea to share with the world? Lessons learned that could help others? Do you want to speak at a conference? Conference organizers often receive far more pitches from potential speakers than they have time on the schedule. Help your idea stand out and improve your chances for getting accepted as a conference speaker by improving your pitch. Kathy Lee, a .net software developer who has spoken at two national conferences and for PDXWIT, will lead a workshop to prepare you.

[links to conferences/talks that Kathy has done]

https://youtu.be/57mQ2cpTxsI

https://puppet.com/blog/how-puppet-helps-government-agencies-stig-compliance

You’ll learn:

How to find the best conference for your submission

How to weave storytelling into your talk

How to write a compelling abstract

How to maintain audience interest and ensure they leave understanding what you wanted them to take away

How to find a speaking mentor —f you don’t know one, add Kathy on LinkedIn and ask her to help

Space is limited, so sign up today and take a step towards speaking on stage!

Agenda:

4:30 p.m. - Doors open

5:00 p.m. - Introduction with Jim Kaskade of Janrain.

5:15 p.m. - Workshop beings

7:00 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ:

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: There are two and four hour meters surrounding our location, and after 7:00 p.m. parking is free.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: Yes, we have secured bike parking at our location.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes, the Portland Streetcar is nearby our location.

Purpose:

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

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

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Thursday
Feb 1, 2018
PDXWIT How to Accelerate the Growth of Your Startup
Jama Software 135 SW Taylor #200, Portland, OR 97204

Hey founders...it's time to think business! Insiders from Portland's startup scene will provide concrete tips for growth at this event. In this informative Q&A panel, we will discuss key tips to accelerate the growth of your startup. We will discuss many strategic topics:

  • Choosing the right legal entity to set up your startup for investment
  • Top tips for entrepreneurs looking for equity financing from angels, VCs, etc.
  • Intellectual property concerns (i.e., confidential information, trademarks, patents)
  • The importance of collecting and showcasing financial data for your investors
  • How to choose and compensate the right team of early hires

Our panelists hail from professional service firms offering legal, financial, and HR advice for startups, and have collectively supported many early-stage entrepreneurs in the Portland area and across the country.

Agenda:

6:00: Doors open 6:30-7:30 pm: Panel discussion 7:30-9 pm: Q&A and networking

Panelists:

Teela Crosthwaite Smith is a corporate lawyer and litigator. Her practice is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs build, grow, and protect their start-ups and small businesses. She provides a wide range of counseling and transactional services, including business formation, contract drafting and negotiation, funding and financing, and employment matters. Teela has also guided entrepreneurs, including venture funds, in restructuring their business ownership interests in mergers and acquisition matters.

Jessica Crannell-Menard has spent the last 4 years as Now CFO’s Northwest Business Development Manager in the Portland office. She has helped clients of all sizes — from startup to billion-dollar entities — through accounting pain-points and staffing issues. NOW CFO specializes in outsourced accounting support, and has impacted companies in industries like Construction, Healthcare, Non-Profit, Manufacturing, Food/Beverage, and several others throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Jessica also prides herself as a local networking powerhouse committed to connecting businesses with other providers.

Jean Roque is the founder and President of Trüpp, a human resources company committed to helping growing organizations thrive through consulting services, HR outsourcing, and leadership development solutions. Jean’s straightforward yet strategic approach focuses on delivering HR services that are tailored to the unique needs, risks, and business objectives of each organization while removing the complexity often associated with the HR function. Jean is honored that Trüpp has been named among the Portland Business Journal’s Top Women-Owned Businesses and Fastest Growing Private 100 Companies in Oregon for three consecutive years.

Event FAQ:

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

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: Yes, but limited

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.

Website
Tuesday
Jan 23, 2018
PDXWIT January Happy Hour Networking Event
SurveyMonkey

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-january-happy-hour-networking-event-tickets-40888648047] is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the event

Join us for happy hour at SurveyMonkey on January 23rd.

People often talk about creating a work culture that allows people to “bring their best self to work.” To start the conversation, we are asking “what is an important personal value you bring to work?” with an aim to allow us to explore our best selves.

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 SurveyMonkey, including what they do and what job opportunities are available.

Amy King, Senior Product Manager at Digimarc [https://www.digimarc.com/], will talk about picking the right approach to design for emerging vs. established technologies.

Madonnalisa Chan, Freelance Information Architect - Taxonomist, will talk about making values-based decisions in your career.

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 those 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: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: Street parking and parking garage nearby (no free parking)

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: Yes, bring your bike to the event and you can park it in the office

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.

Website
Wednesday
Jan 17, 2018
PDXWIT Presents IP Law for the Tech Industry
Skyward

Trademarks, patents, trade secrets and copyrights are important assets to any tech company. Whether you want to advance at your current job or start your own business, familiarity with intellectual property will help you succeed. Listen to Carla Quisenberry and Alicia Bell talk about the various types of intellectual property law, including how they can be distinguished by what they cover, how to get coverage, and how long the coverage lasts.

Agenda:
5:00 : Arrive and mingle
5:15 : Introduction of ourselves and short overview of the different types of IP.
5:20 : More in-depth discussion of trademarks, patents, copyrights, and trade secrets—how to get coverage, what is covered, how long does coverage last—including issues specific to the tech field.
6:30 : Q&A
7:00 : Event Ends

Carla Quisenberry is an Intellectual property attorney at Miller Nash Graham & Dunn. As a woman who has been in a male dominated field for the past ten years, she has a great interest in advancing the careers of other women. She believes that familiarity with intellectual property law is a big step towards increasing the number of women in leadership positions in tech companies and helps reduce the gender imbalance in the industry.

Alicia Bell helps develop and implement intellectual property strategies that are consistent with clients’ business priorities and corporate culture. She assists clients with clearance, registration, licensing, and enforcement of their intellectual property assets, corporate transactions, and general business matters. Ali is the leader for the firm's Intellectual Property team. She also assists clients with issues related to their online presence, such as Digital Millennium Copyright Act compliance, domain name disputes, and development of website policies, including terms of use and privacy policies. She is a member of Oregon Women Lawyers and has also been recognized as an Oregon Rising Star℠ by Super Lawyers® from 2013-2016.

Event FAQ
Q: What is the parking situation?
A: There is a pay-to-park lot located on the corner of SW Naito Parkway and Oak St. (across from our location), but street parking is also available.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?
A: Indoor bike parking is available in the basement, accessible via a flight of stairs. There are also bike racks on the blocks surrounding our location.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?
A: There is a red/blue MAX stop a block away from the location, and other MAX lines and several bus lines within 8 blocks.

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

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

Website
Tuesday
Jan 30, 2018
PDXWIT Quarterly Mentorship Event: January 30th, 2018
FINE

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-quarterly-mentorship-event-january-30th-2018-tickets-39731398683] is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the event

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

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

Haven't signed up yet? Never fear, you can still sign up and we will match you during our next round.

Agenda:

5:00 - Doors open

5:45 - Welcome Address by Clay Walsh, FINE Marketing Director

5:55 - Mentorship Spotlights

6:00 - Speaker

7:00 - Event ends

Event FAQ:

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: No parking onsite but street parking is available.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: Yes! Bring up to 2nd floor on elevator.

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.

Website
Tuesday
Jan 16, 2018
PDXWIT Winter Volunteer Orientation
Epicodus

Registration through Eventbrite is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the 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 winter volunteer orientation. PDXWIT is a 100% volunteer-run organization, which means that volunteers are crucial to the success of our mission. There are plenty of ways to get involved. At the orientation, you'll learn about different volunteer roles, from regular engagements to occasional gigs, get an overview of expectations and processes, have any questions you bring answered, and catch up with other PDXWIT community members. We can't wait to welcome you!

Agenda

5:30 Doors Open

5:45 Program Begin

Introduce attendees to PDXWIT

Provide overview of:

Volunteer Agreement

Different types of volunteer roles

Example of some of the Regular teams

Review upcoming volunteer needs

7:00 Program Ends

Event FAQ Q: What is the parking situation? A: Off street parking only.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: Yes - The host can accommodate bike parking in the basement vault for the hours of the event only, and bikes would be stored at owner’s risk. They ask for advance notice to get an idea of space needed.

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.

Website
Monday
Jan 8, 2018
PDXWIT Women in Technology in the Creative Industry
Planet Argon

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-women-in-tech-in-the-creative-industry-18-tickets-39661255884] is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the event

Join PDXWIT as we collaborate with Portland Ad Federation (PAF) for a fun and informative panel discussion. We will be featuring a panel of women in the creative and tech industries:

Lorien Steele, Creative Director at Sparkloft Media

Rebecca Armstrong, Principal and Managing Director at North

Kristin Casaletto, Senior Design Director at Sasquatch

Wendy Lane, Managing Partner at LANE a Finn Partners company

Teresa O’Neil, Vice President, Global Strategic Partnerships at Travel Oregon

Moderated by Nadya Ighani, Associate Digital Producer at Swift

Organizers Arianna Howe and Kasey Huber are excited to bring women together to build community in the growing creative industry around Portland. There will be networking, and there will be snacks, so bring a friend!

Hosted by Planet Argon

Agenda:

5:30-6:00 - Event Begins/Networking

6:00-7:00 - Introductions + Panel

7:00-7:30 - Networking/Event ends

Event FAQ:

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: Parking is in the neighborhood only, though it is free.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: Our bike room is downstairs and keycard access only, though we can arrange for someone to be down there and let people in. There are also bike racks outside of the building.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: There is a bus stop across the street, but parking in the neighborhood is ample so it shouldn't be an issue to drive.

Purpose:

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

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

Website
Thursday
Dec 14
PITCH CLUB PDX
First Insight

Pitch Club is an ongoing monthly series where entrepreneurs can practice their pitch and business plan. Tom Kingsley creates a dynamic and realistic environment. Participants are given the opportunity to role-play being an investor to other entrepreneurs giving them a better understanding of what the investors are looking for.

Website
Wednesday
Jan 10, 2018
Portland Deep Learning: Peer mentoring and discussion: Focus on Capsules
Tura.io

Lets get together to discuss all aspects of deep learning and any questions you may have on the Fast.AI or Andrew Ng's coursera course.

We'll also focus on Hinton's capsules and see what we can make of them. Here are some useful links:

• The Arxiv paper

• A great youtube overview

• A Medium Piece

Can't wait to hear your experiences with capsules.

All levels of experience are welcome. We rarely have presentations, though we may someone lead a discussion. Bring your questions, projects and ideas, basic or advanced, and we'll try to help.

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Wednesday
Dec 13
Portland Deep Learning: Peer mentoring discussion + Matt Boyd w/ overview of setting up a project.
Tura.io

Lets get together to discuss all aspects of deep learning and any questions you may have on the Fast.AI or Andrew Ng's coursera course.

Also our own Matt Boyd will lead a discussion on:

"What I've found that works and can still be improved"

Matt will do a brief overview of the general approach to setting up a deep learning Kaggle project, touch on 2 or 3 good practices to follow, and throw around some ideas of what to improve.

Mat will cover how to index the data and build train/validation sets, finding the right balance of augmentation, and strategies for keeping results for 50+ different models straight.

All levels of experience are welcome. We rarely have presentations, though we may someone lead a discussion. Bring your questions, projects and ideas, basic or advanced, and we'll try to help.

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Saturday
Mar 10, 2018
ProductCamp Portland 2018
Portland State University (PSU) - Smith Memorial Center

In its 7th year, ProductCamp is a user-driven “unconference” that brings together 200'ish passionate product managers & marketers who are interested in collaborating to share insights, learning best practices, and networking with other top professionals in the Portland product community.

Website
Wednesday
Dec 13
Programming with Python 2
Free Geek

Level 2. Perfect if you know a few basics but want more in-depth study!

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 to learn Python at Free Geek!

Every class begins with the basics of what Python is and how to use it. After that we'll talk about computer science theory in an approachable way. Finally we'll have a lab where your questions can get answered and you can show off your projects. No prior programming experience required.

If you can type, you can program!

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Tuesday
Dec 19
Publishing Your Podcast
Open Signal (Formerly Portland Community Media)

Once you've finished editing the first episode of your podcast, what's next? In this class, Aaron Parecki will teach you how to go from a finished audio file to a published podcast that people can find and subscribe to in their favorite podcast apps. You'll learn how to prepare the podcast feed for publishing, how to add episodes to the feed, how to create your podcast artwork, and what it takes to prepare the media files for publishing.

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Friday
Dec 29
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - "Lessons Learned From The First Dot-Com Bubble" - Tech Talk with Jack Hennessy
The Tech Academy

Featured Speakers: Jack Hennessy


Jack is an early technology pioneer who achieved massive success in the dot-com boom of the late '90s. Jack spent time with tech luminaries like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates.

Jack is coming to The Tech Academy to share what things were like in the early PC days.

12:30 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

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

We look forward to seeing you!

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Friday
Jan 12, 2018
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - 2-part Tech Talk Series: "Coding Securely - Minimizing Vulnerabilities" Part 1
The Tech Academy

Featured Speaker: Dr. Brent Wilson, Assoc. Professor of Computer Science at George Fox University

Using the OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) Top-10 Vulnerability listing as a guide, we will look at the various vulnerabilities and investigate how they work along with the mitigations and defenses that developers need to employ to create secure software.


This is Part 1 of a 2-Part series of talks.

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

Lunch & Open Q/A 12:00-1:00
Tech Talk 1:00-2:00

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

We look forward to seeing you!

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Friday
Jan 19, 2018
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - 2-part Tech Talk Series: "Coding Securely - Minimizing Vulnerabilities" Part 2
The Tech Academy

Featured Speaker: Dr. Brent Wilson, Assoc. Professor of Computer Science at George Fox University

Using the OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) Top-10 Vulnerability listing as a guide, we will look at the various vulnerabilities and investigate how they work along with the mitigations and defenses that developers need to employ to create secure software.


This is Part 2 of a 2-Part series of talks.

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

Lunch & Open Q/A 12:00-1:00
Tech Talk 1:00-2:00

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

We look forward to seeing you!

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Friday
Jan 26, 2018
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Friday Tech Talk with Josh Carter on "My Founder Journey"
The Tech Academy

Featured Speakers: Josh Carter 


Josh Carter is a US Navy Vet, speaker, and technology leader who has a long track record of success throughout his career. He is the COO of Camp Patriot Boot Camp (PBC), which is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit on a mission to equip active duty military members, Veterans, and their spouses with the education, resources, and community needed to be successful technology entrepreneurs.


He will giving a presentation on "My Founder Journey"

12:30 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

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

We look forward to seeing you!

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Friday
Dec 15
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Friday Tech Talk with Paul Menig on "Reality from Cognition to Recall"
The Tech Academy

Featured Speakers: Paul Menig


Paul Menig will be joining us at The Tech Academy on Friday, December 15 to share a talk on "Reality from Cognition to Recall". He is the Chief Executive Officer for Tech-I-M Business Accelerants.

Come join us to at The Tech Academy to hear Paul share his experience in the field.

12:30 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

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

We look forward to seeing you!

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Friday
Dec 22
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Tech Talk with Cole Dixon: "Two Years Out Of A Coding Bootcamp- Honest Feedback"
The Tech Academy

Featured Speakers: Cole Dixon, Software Developer at EVS, LLC in Boulder, CO


Prior to development, Cole was a barista and bartender. Desiring a career change, Cole, like many others, attended a coding bootcamp. After two years of experience in the industry, Cole is coming to share what it was like attending the bootcamp, and how things have been in the two years since then.

11:30 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
12:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

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

We look forward to seeing you!

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Thursday
Apr 19, 2018
What is Universe? Communication • Complexity • Coherence
through University of Oregon Portland

The What is Universe? (2018) conference-experience examines communication, complexity/simplicity, coherence/incoherence and, how they may or may not contribute to “a pluralistic universe.” This conference marks the third collaboration among scholars from the natural and social sciences, communication, media, law, design, and art.

Participants will explore universes—from reality bubbles, immersive virtual environments, and alternate histories, to agential realism, media genealogy and archaeology, to bio-inspired, urban and ecological design, to universal rights, disabilities studies, multicultural communities, networks, and cosmologies. With the definitions of “universe” continuing to multiply, important questions abound as we address a sweeping range of issues next April in Portland.

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