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Monday
Aug 21
CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - Dorkbot Meetup

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

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

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

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

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

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Friday
Sep 8
#FullStackPDX : Movie

Sign up for meetup required.

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Thursday
Sep 21
#FullStackPDX : Critique

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

Join us for something different.

Join us to learn.

Let’s have fun building our dreams.

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

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Tuesday
Oct 10
PDXWIT How to be a workplace ally in tech
Accela

Tech’s lack of diversity can feel like an affront to all of us, with cultural biases and implicit messages that are particularly harmful to underrepresented groups. Changing the tech culture requires a lot of people making individual choices that actively tear down and confront everyday biases and microaggressions. Such work is difficult and takes practice. Join Kristina Houck and Tanya L. Crenshaw as they guide participants through exercises and discussions. You will uncover personal obstacles and practice strategies to engage in culture change. Anyone who wants be be an ally to underrepresented groups is invited to join this engaging event.

Agenda:
5:30 p.m. Doors open, mingle and network
6:15 p.m. Introduction to PDXWIT and speakers
6:30 p.m. Program begins
7:30 p.m. Thanks, questions and goodbyes.

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

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

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Wednesday
Sep 13
https://www.meetup.com/PDX-Marketing-Automation/events/241668241/
Act-On Software Corporate Headquarters

We've scheduled our next meetup after taking a break over the summer. The details are coming, but this is promising to be an interesting and informative discussion on a marketing automation program from both the brand and agency perspectives.

Steve Gehlen from S.R. Smith in Newberg will be presenting with a colleague from Bonfire Marketing.

More details coming... but expect our standard event agenda:

5:30 - 6:00 - Sign in and networking
6:00 - 6:15 - Introductions and announcements
6:15 - 7:00 - The main event, presentation and discussion
7:00 - 7:30 - Additional discussions and networking

Thanks again to Portland's own Act-On Software for providing the venue and sponsoring the event!

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Tuesday
Sep 19
PDX Women in Tech (PDX WIT) Happy Hour at Airbnb
Airbnb Portland

***Registration through Eventbrite is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the event***

Join us for happy hour at Airbnb on September 19th.

PDXWIT exists as a way to encourage, support and empower women in the Portland tech community. One way to feel empowered is to get comfortable being brave and bold. This is so important that we’ve made it the theme of this event. The conversation starter “Which country would you move to tomorrow if you knew you had a job there?” will give you a chance to engage in a thought experiment wherein you take a huge personal leap.

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

᛫ Deena Anreise, Senior Marketing Manager at Prialto, will tell us how to use your gut to make a major career change.

᛫ Kathy Lee, Software Developer, will talk about why she started speaking publicly and why you should, too.

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.

Event FAQ

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: Limited street parking

Q: Is there secure bike parking?

A: Not available for public use

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes!

Q: What I can expect at check-in?

A: In addition to PDX WIT check-in through Eventbrite, Airbnb requires everyone to sign-in and wear their name tags. Name tags will be printed in-advance for early registrants as well as onsite.

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

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

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Tuesday
Aug 29
Donut.js
Alchemy Code Lab

We have monthly meet-ups with talks on tech, creativity, community, society, and the wonderful places where those things overlap. Every month we donate our proceeds to a local nonprofit. Come see some wonderful presentations, eat some donuts, and chat with friends.

Schedule and more details coming soon!

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

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

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Monday
Aug 28
Women Talking Tech
AppNexus 711 SW Alder Street Suite 400 Portland, OR 97205

Introducing PDX's latest tech meetup - Women Talking Tech :heart:

So many of us are building really cool shit at work and in the community - let's share, recognize and applaud our badassery. Through this WTT series, we aim to perpetuate the technical learning and teaching component within our industry. Partnering with local WIT communities we'll meet monthly for 1-2 lightning talks, Q&A, a break, a keynote closer, and more Q&A. Oh, and food/drink. Curated for a technical audience compromised of but not limited to women, transgender and non binary friends.

Community Partner: Lesbians Who Tech

Katie Hughes: Learn you a Hask/Elm For Great Javascript

Alison Stump: Building CSS for React Components with Modular ITCSS

Kris Nova: Explore the under developed and highly important layer of infrastructure underneath cloud native tooling like Kubernetes. We take a technical deep dive into kubicorn, and show how easy it is to get an application up and running with kubicorn: https://github.com/kris-nova/kubicorn

*Katie is a pun loving web developer at AppNexus, a casual comic book reader, and is hyped af for fall. @katieslynnh

*Alison - coming soon

*Kris is a Senior Developer Advocate at Microsoft. She likes unicorns, whiskey, writing distributed cloud native infrastructure tools, and kissing girls. @kris_nova

Questions/want to chat/interested in speaking at our 10/3 event? akrug@appnexus.com/@appnexuseng

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Thursday
Sep 14
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Coding Study Night
AppNexus 711 SW Alder Street Suite 400 Portland, OR 97205

Please RSVP on Eventbrite

AppNexus engineering is delighted to welcome all lovers of React, JavaScript and Python to a study night brought to you by PDXWIT. We’d love to help you with your code in any way/shape/form that would best elevate your technical prowess. Bring personal or work related projects, anything goes. We are happy to set up remote options, and will offer a large classroom setting as well as small conference rooms for everyone’s comfort level. If there is a programming language you’d like help with that you do not see listed here, please contact akrug@appnexus.com and we’ll do our best to accommodate.

There is no agenda for this event as it will follow an open house format.

PDXWIT Purpose:

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

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

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Thursday
Sep 28
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Introduction to Machine Learning Workshop, Part 2
Avea Solutions 160 NE 6th Ave. #400 Portland, OR 97232

Join Andrew Ferlitsch and Ernest Bonat, Ph.D., from the Portland Data Science Group for an introduction into Machine Learning fundamentals. Mostly focused on the concepts, this workshop will be intermixed with some Python programming examples. We will cover Linear and Logistic Regression analysis using scikit-learn Machine Learning framework. All skill levels welcome; just bring your Windows or Mac laptops. Follow the Python Laptop Setup document for Data Science projects development.

Note: This is the second workshop in a three-part series.

Agenda 5:00 p.m. - Doors 5:15 p.m. - Workshop beings 6:45 p.m. - Data Regression Demo 7:15 p.m. - Q&A

Python Laptop Setup for Data Science Projects Development 1.) Install Java SE Development Kit 8 2.) Install Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers 3.) Install PyDev plugin - Python IDE for Eclipse (in Eclipse, select Help menu, click on Eclipse Marketplace, search for PyDev plugin and install it.) 4.) Install Anaconda package

Please see EventBrite page for download urls of the packages listed above. Feel free to contact Ernest by email ebonat@15itreseources.com at any time you need.

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

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

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Wednesday
Oct 18
PDXWIT Intro to Machine Learning, Pt 3
Avea Solutions 160 NE 6th Ave. #400 Portland, OR 97232

Join Andrew Ferlitsch and Ernest Bonat, Ph.D., from the Portland Data Science Group for an introduction into Machine Learning fundamentals. Mostly focused on the concepts, this workshop will be intermixed with some Python programming examples. We will cover Artificial Neural Network (ANN) using scikit-learn Machine Learning framework. All skill levels welcome; you just need to bring a Windows or Mac laptop. Follow the Python Laptop Setup document for Data Science projects development.


Note: This is the third workshop in a three-part series.


Parking is limited near the event space and we encourage guests to take public transportation. Our office is very accessible via bus and the MAX lightrail.


Agenda


5:00 p.m. - Doors
5:15 p.m. - Workshop beings
6:45 p.m. - Data Regression Demo
7:15 p.m. - Q&A

Python Laptop Setup for Data Science Projects Development (View Eventbrite link for Install links)


1.) Install Java SE Development Kit 8
2.) Install Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers
3.) Install PyDev plugin - Python IDE for Eclipse (in Eclipse, select Help menu, click on Eclipse Marketplace, search for PyDev plugin and install it.)
4.) Install Anaconda package
Feel free to contact Ernest by email ebonat@15itreseources.com at any time you need.

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.
Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.
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Wednesday
Aug 30
Portland's Silicon Forrest Networking Mixer
Bit House Saloon 727 SE Grand Ave Portland, OR 97214 United States

Join Us For A Night Of Networking With Startup and Tech Professionals In Portland!

Join the fastest growing startup and tech networking event in Portland! Meet new people and participate in lively discussions with outstanding names in the Silicon Forrest startup community. Register immediately for an early bird ticket.

Quick note: We encourage our attendees to bring cool company swag to our events, product samples, host demonstrations etc. Whatever you decide to bring or do, make it something people will enjoy! Most importantly, come to hang out and meet cool people.

Details Discounted Drinks Great People Great Vibes Supporting Women Entrepreneurs (see below) Show Off Your Stuff

Please have a printed or mobile version of your ticket ready at the entrance.

Tickets to this event sell out very quickly! Register asap.

knw is a huge supporter of women in tech and entrepreneurship. We're proud to say that all of our events have featured outstanding women in the Silicon Beach / Los Angeles startup community. If you're interested in helping us empower more women entrepreneurs and women in business stop by our event and let us know how you want to get involved. Please ask us about our Women's Entrepreneur Fund and empowerment project as well.

Our mission at knw is to host fun and interactive startup and tech networking parties for the local community. Our events are cool, casual and designed for young entrepreneurs, tech professionals, and startups who don't want to feel like they are networking. Hanging out and socializing with the right people is how networking naturally happens and we work hard to create an environment that feels like a hangout and not a business event.

Attendees are encouraged to come and show off their cool products and services in creative ways, we just ask that you don't come to our events just to push material on people. Figure out a cool way to present your stuff and most important of all, be comfortable hanging out and actually meeting people, trust us the business will come after building real friendships.

Register now and we'll see you there!

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Wednesday
Sep 6
RCSQE: What place does a manager have in a self-directed agile team?
Block 300

Rose City Software Quality Engineers hosting

A naive view of agile software development discounts the value of traditional management. Managers can play a critical role in team alignment, team member development, and cross-company coordination. Chris will share his experience along with specific tips on how to be an effective manager in an agile world.

About Chris Brooks

Chris has spent the last 25 years working in a wide variety of software development organizations. He has:

Developed simulators to research new cockpit designs for the US Air ForceBuilt software for semiconductor and electronics manufacturingLed teams in the construction and shipping of an online banking platform that served seven of the ten largest banks in the USLed an organization responsible for delivering health and wellness solutions to over 30 million users at many of the largest employers and health plans in the US

Most recently, Chris was...

VP of Engineering and CTO at Fiserv / Corillian through its growth phase, IPO, and eventual sale to CheckFree. Chris led the product engineering and product management functions for over seven years.Original CTO at TSSI / ProjectDX where he remained until its sale to Renew Financial. SVP of Engineering at WebMD Health Services

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Tuesday
Nov 14
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Building a technology company that lasts in a male-dominated industry
BlueVolt

Registration through Eventbrite is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the event

Interested in how women lead? Have you heard of DevOps and want to learn beyond the term "DevOps"? Interested in learning how a woman CEO works to build a company that lasts in a male-dominated industry? This event is for the technical, non-technical, and the curious in learning new insights from a woman entrepreneur in software. She’ll discuss what it takes to lead through real business challenges for over two decades.

PDXWIT is partnering with OpenMake's CEO, Tracy Ragan, for an informational event to share real-life experiences and insights in leading and making a mark in DevOps. "If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough.” - Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Register today, you don't want to miss this event!

Agenda: 5:30: Doors 6:00-7:00: Speaking segment 7:00-7:45: Q&A and Networking

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

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

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Monday
Aug 21
So, How About That Eclipse? A Discussion Among Enthusiasts
Caldera Public House

RSVP here: https://www.meetup.com/Consciousness-Hacking-Portland/events/242180189/

Solar eclipses have long been observed as having subtle influences on the humnan mind, body and spirit, even if science does not fully understand the mechansisms behind these effects. Correlations can be drawn in astrology, religions that worship the Sun and even changes in electromagnetic fields that may influence our brains and nervous systems. From a metaphorical perspective, an eclipse is ripe with meaning, exploring the relationship between light and dark.

Not everyone will be able to get out of town to watch the total eclipse of the sun. Some may not even be able to get outside. The eclipse happens starts at 9:06a and ends at 11:38a: https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/in/usa/portland-or

From Portland we will see a near total eclipse. If you are able to get out of town and come back to report what you saw, great! We'll show a recording and be interested to hear what you saw around you, how people and animals behaved, whether your experience was different if you were in a place where you couldn't see the sun, and anything else you observed. We'll also be talking about historical connections drawn between the eclipses and human consciousness.

Note the change in location for this special event in addition to our usual monthly meetup. We expect Caldera to be a great location for this conversation! http://www.calderapublichouse.com/

Thursday
Aug 24
Ruby Co-working: Hollywood Edition
Case Study Coffee

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

Tuesday
Oct 17
PDXWIT Job Board Live Event
CENTRL East Side Location

Don’t miss our first ever Job Board Live event, where companies that have posted featured jobs on the PDXWIT job board will be there to meet you in person and give you a chance to share your brilliant skills and qualifications. We’ll also have a team of recruiters from 52Ltd to review resumes; bring one along, and they can help you polish it and make an even better impression.

When registering for this event, please select ONE of TWO ticket types:


-General Admission: Entrance to the Job Board Live Event only
-General Admission + Resume Review: Entrance to the Job Board Live Event with a 20-minute resume review time slot. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes before your time slot.

Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. and we’ll have light snacks available until 7:00 p.m. You’ll also have a chance to check out the gorgeous new CENTRL Office eastside location. Due to our desire to create a productive and thoughtful space for job seekers, space will be limited to the first 100 attendees, so please plan to arrive early. Note: This excludes individuals who have registered for a General Admission + Resume Review ticket.

PDXWIT Purpose:


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

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

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

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

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

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Thursday
Sep 7
How to Develop a High Impact Startup
Colab Coworking

Before investing your life savings, asking friends and family for investment or leaving an existing job, there are things every entrepreneur should know about the road ahead. At The Bridge we work with new entrepreneurs every day. This 4-hour workshop reflects what we have learned about the risks and rewards of entrepreneurship and offers practical guidance on how to start a high impact business.

At The Bridge we focus on scalable and high impact businesses as opposed to “Main Street” small businesses. There is often, but not always, a strong element of technological innovation in these businesses. This might involve software development, engineering or even food science. Scalable businesses generally have more significant investment requirements and nationally, if not globally directed strategies.

In this entrepreneurial workshop participants will learn about: Financing Options – We will outline known and conventional funding sources for Entrepreneurs as well as discuss bootstrapping a startup without any outside funding

The Stages of a startup and what to expect at each stage IDEA > CONCEPT > COMMIT > VALIDATION > SCALE > ESTABLISHING

Business Model Canvas – This useful framework is a foundational tool for early stage founders to effectively map out all the areas required to make a business successful

This workshop is put on in cooperation with WorkSource and The Bridge. There is a fee of $495 per attendee, but based on eligibility Worksource is offering full scholarships to qualified individuals.

Please contact Doreen Englemann at WorkSource WA for details at dengelmann@esd.wa.gov or 360-735-4960.

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Saturday
Sep 23
PDXWIT Quarterly N/NE Lean Coffee Gathering
Compass Coffee Roasting

Women and other underrepresented groups in tech, particularly those who call North and Northeast Portland home, are invited to a special Lean Coffee networking event. This is a great opportunity to cross boundaries and broaden networks in a safe space. IntraEdge Technology Service & Solutions is happy to host us at Compass Coffee Roasting. If you’d like to start your Sunday off with a casual networking event, join us! The event is geared towards those who “find ourselves at the edges of the bell curve of demographics in tech fields,” as Brittany Newhouse so eloquently put it. Don’t be intimidated by the Lean Coffee format; it’s not just for Agile practitioners. It’s simply an informal way to meet and discuss what interests and affects us.

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

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

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

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Thursday
Aug 24
CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House
CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

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

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

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Sunday
Sep 17
Festival of Nations
Division Midway Alliance

The annual Festival of Nations by the Division Midway Alliance is back! Taking place at Dukes Bar & Grill on 146th & Division September 17th from 11:00am-5:00pm. We'd like to invite you, our neighbors, community members, family and friends to celebrate our wonderful community as a whole. In addition, we'd love to have you share a little bit of your culture by becoming a vendor or entertainer! (Info below on these opportunities).

EVENT FEATURES: Live Music & Performances Taste of the Nations’ tent which offers delicious ethnic foods! Over 50 Unique Vendors Huge Model Train Exhibit And More! There's something for everyone!

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Wednesday
Sep 13
Homebrew Website Club PDX
DreamHost

Thanks to DreamHost for providing pizza and beverages!

Have you been looking for an excuse to spend some time on your personal website? Come on by and join a gathering of people doing the same!

Rough Agenda:

  • 5:30 intros and pizza, announce your evening project
  • 5:45 hack session on your own website! coding, design, UI sketches, etc
  • 7:00 demos!
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Wednesday
Oct 4
Homebrew Website Club PDX
DreamHost

Thanks to DreamHost for providing pizza and beverages!

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

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Wednesday
Nov 8
Homebrew Website Club PDX
DreamHost

Thanks to DreamHost for providing pizza and beverages!

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

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Wednesday
Dec 6
Homebrew Website Club PDX
DreamHost

Thanks to DreamHost for providing pizza and beverages!

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

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

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


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

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

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Tuesday
Oct 3
Nonprofit Tech Roundup: Digital Strategy
through Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

This is your opportunity to learn about effective strategies for creating engaging content on your website and across the web, designing and evaluating digital campaigns with social media and email marketing, and integrating your online efforts to maximize participation and donations.

Technology will continue to change and the nonprofit sector cannot afford to be left behind. This two-day conference will educate, inspire, and prepare nonprofit professionals to implement or advance their organizational digital strategies, and campaigns. Attendees will participate in educational sessions and hands-on workshops, and have the opportunity to networ

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Saturday
Sep 16
Free Intro to Programming 4-hr Workshop
Epicodus

Join us at Epicodus for our free Introduction to Programming Workshop on Saturday, September 16th, 2017, from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm. This workshop is intended for beginners interested in programming. During our workshop, you'll have the opportunity to meet some of our instructors, get a feel for Epicodus' unique classroom environment and gain a solid understanding of web design and web development. We look forward to seeing you there!

Schedule: Saturday, September 16th, 2017 from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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

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

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Wednesday
Sep 20
Refresh Portland — Tools in the UX Toolbox: Net Promoter Score
FINE

Doors open at 5:30pm, talk starts at 6:00pm.

How can you influence and shift your organization to embrace a more customer-centered focus? This has been a question and a quest for UX professionals for years. It is a challenging road to be sure. Imagine this challenge at a huge technology company with a deep engineering culture focused on performance data. Qualitative “squishy” metrics may not be persuasive on their own. What can you do to break through and effect change?

This presentation explores how one group at Intel is using the Net Promoter Score metric to spearhead UX changes. NPS is valued by executives as a simple, easy to understand measure of customer loyalty. It can be a useful tool for your UX toolbox. Barbara will show you how Intel uses this metric as part of a UX practice.

Our Presenter, Barbara Holmes

Barbara Holmes has enjoyed a 25+ year career solving problems for clients. Barbara has worked for agencies, for herself as a sole proprietor, for startups, and client side, she is currently a Customer Insights Analyst, Information Architect, with the Intel Corporation.

From filmmaker, to instructional designer, to information architect and writer, to UX, and now a research focus, Barbara brings the needs and wishes of the customer to all her projects. At Intel she focuses on making sure her primary customers, software developers around the world, have an active voice in how we design and deliver our software products.

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Wednesday
Aug 30
Python Open Questions
Free Geek

Get help with your Python projects from a friendly and knowledgeable tutor in this drop-in session. Bring anything from introductory questions to advanced projects. Registration is not required.

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Sunday
Oct 29
API Strategy & Practice Conference 2017
through Hilton Portland & Executive Tower Portland, OR

The API Strategy & Practice Conference, known as APIStrat, is a conference focused on the API economy. The eighth edition of the conference will bring together everyone – from the API curious to today's leaders – to discuss opportunities and challenges in the API space.

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Thursday
Sep 7
Intel Builders Developer Summit
Hilton Portland and Executive Tower

Please join us for the Intel Builders Developer Summit, where you'll hear directly from Intel architects and engineers on topics spanning the data center, from cloud and fabric, to network and storage. The Summit's full-day agenda will deliver technical presentations and deep dives into Intel and industry standard technologies as well as showcase demos highlighting technology from the sessions.

Sessions include:
- Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processor Platform Architecture Deep Dive
- Intel Hardware Root of Trust Attestation Solution with One Touch Activation
- Network Services Benchmark: Set up, Configuration and VNF Optimization with OPNFV
- Platform Optimization, Cache Coherency and DPDK
- SPDK and Intel® Intelligent Storage Acceleration Library (Intel® ISA-L) - Overview and Roadmap Update
- Deep Dive on Blob Store and Logical Volumes
- Designing Intel® Omni-Path Architecture into Your Cluster
- Optimizing Software Solutions for Intel Omni-Path Architecture

This event is free, but spaces are limited.

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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!

Agenda:
5:30 pm - Doors open
6:00 pm - Introductions + Lightning Talks
6:30 pm - Networking

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.

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

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Thursday
Oct 5
The Evolving Worlds of VR and AR Investing
K & L Gates, 1 SW Columbia Street, Suite 1900, Portland, OR

Now's the time to prepare for your venture into Virtual and Augmented Reality.

Join Oregon Games Organization and Oregon's investment community as we analyze the market's opportunities & risks within the gaming industry. Hosted at K & L Gates, OGO will lead a discussion of methods for turning virtual products into real returns. Featuring insights from experienced VR & AR investors, Oregon industry leaders, and conversations with your colleagues on what Oregon offers, this event is the place to begin (or continue) your journey.

Our speakers are well-respected leaders within AR and VR worlds and will lead our morning presentation on the learning lessons and success of investing in enterprise gaming. Additional experts in attendance will be fellow investors, as well as representatives from the Oregon Games Organization.

Speakers to be announced soon!

Food & Beverage Sponsor:

K & L Gates

Interested in sponsoring this event?
View sponsorship opportunities here, or contact Theresa Jelderks at theresa.jelderks@techoregon.org.

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Monday
Sep 18
TAO Talks: Marketing Loves Sales
Leftbank Annex

What is TAO Talks? TAO Talks is 5-minutes of stage time where local people share their personal or professional passion. Local, global, social and thought-provoking, TAO Talks provides an opportunity to get onstage and inspire others with an idea and a timed slide deck to prove it. This TAO Talk is focused on marketing, business development and sales. This topic theme is not welcoming sales pitches to the floor, but bringing unique ideas related to lead gen, branding, or anything else your marketing brain can create for a compelling 5 minutes on stage.

Speaker / Proposal Information TAO Talks: Marketing Loves Sales draws a diverse crowd of marketers, sales and business development execs, entrepreneurs, consultants and business professionals. The promise of new ideas and exciting solutions to difficult problems brings everyone together.

Proposals should include a brief written synopsis of your presentation and a brief bio about yourself. Show and tell something cool you've invented or found - no sales pitches please! Challenge us, inspire us, and show us how your idea can transform marketing!

Applications Submissions are now closed. Proposals are being reviewed by the TAO Talks: Marketing Loves Sales team. Everyone who submitted a proposal will be notified on the status of their application by August 22nd.

Why attend TAO Talks: Marketing Loves Sales? As an attendee you'll learn about emerging, innovative, unconventional, inspiring, locally-sourced concepts and tools, and connect with a diverse and passionate crowd of like-minded marketing enthusiasts. Most of all, you will have fun!

Register for this session here.

Tickets for the two day conference, Marketing Loves Sales, are available here. A 50% discount code is available for newsletter subscribers, sign up here today!

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Thursday
Sep 14
Science Fiction Authors Read For You!
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Daryl Gregory, Leah Cutter, and Jennifer Brozek.

The Pacific Northwest is home to a Tardis-Full of Science Fiction and Fantasy writers, a fact celebrated every quarter with the Pacific Northwest Reading Series. These free quarterly events provide the Northwest Science Fiction and Fantasy community a chance to gather, network and enjoy readings from local and visiting authors in Portland and Seattle.

Each event features three authors who read from their latest work, interpreting and explaining their concepts and vision. In addition, space is provided for networking and conversation. Booksellers will be on hand with fresh copies of the authors’ books for you to buy and get autographed.

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Thursday
Aug 31
BSD Pizza Night
Marthas PDX

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Thursday
Oct 5
Agile Data Warehousing Today - DAMA Day 2017
Montgomery Park

A full day of industry training with Kent Graziano
Register now for the usual Early-Bird discount! (ends September 12th)

Four sessions packed into one incredible day of training:

  1. Agile Methods and Data Warehousing: How to Deliver Faster
  2. Agile Data Engineering: Introduction to Data Vault 2.0
  3. Case Study: The Hybrid Data Vault
  4. Demystifying Data Warehousing as a Service (DWaaS)

Breakfast and Lunch provided!
Free Parking!
Networking with other Data Professionals!
Vendor Booths!

Full abstracts and registration at: https://damapdx.wordpress.com/dama-day-2017

About the Speaker:

Kent Graziano is a Senior Technical Evangelist with Snowflake Computing and the author of The Data Warrior blog (http://kentgrazino.com). He is a certified Data Vault Master and certified Data Vault 2.0 practitioner. Kent has given hundreds or presentations, nationally and internationally - in 2014 he was voted one of the best presenters at OUGF14 in Helsinki Finland.

About DAMA Portland

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

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

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

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

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Wednesday
Aug 30
FramerPDX
Moovel

A prototype breathes life into any design and shows the behavior of a product. Framer is a tool to create animated and interactive prototypes; it allows teams to explore ideas at the intersection of code, design, and tech.

Join us on August 30 at Moovel HQ for an Introduction to Framer workshop. We will teach you how to get started with Framer to create high-fidelity, interactive prototypes for iOS, Android, and the web.

Agenda

6:00 PM - Doors Open 6:15 PM - Welcome + Sponsor Message from Moovel 6:30 PM - Workshop: An Introduction to Framer 7:30 PM - Show-and-Tell + Q&A 8:00 PM - Doors Close

Target Audience: Beginners, no need of prior knowledge of coding required.

Preparation

Please bring your laptop and download the trial version of Framer (https://framer.com) if you would like to follow along during the workshop.

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Monday
Sep 11
PDXWIT Quarterly Seasoned Women in Tech Event
Mozilla

If you are a woman working in tech and you have 15 or more years of experience, we are your people! Come join us for a happy hour with a Lean Coffee discussion about what has and — has not — changed since 1986 for women in the workplace. If you have an item women used to wear or take to work in the mid-80's, bring it along. Photo evidence works too! That ought to get us going and generate a new perspective.

Agenda :
5:30p.m. Gather, chat and nosh.
6:00p.m. Lean Coffee: What’s changed for women in the workplace — and what hasn’t — since 1986?
7:15p.m. Compare learnings across the Lean Coffee subgroups.

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

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

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

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.

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

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Monday
Aug 21
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Build a Web App with JavaScript & jQuery
NedSpace

JavaScript is the language of the browser. Every website you’ve ever used is built with JavaScript, with interaction powered by the popular jQuery library. Even Stanford’s intro to Computer Science course now uses JavaScript as its teaching language. Learn how to use JavaScript and jQuery and build a simple web app in this workshop. Together we’ll learn key jQuery concepts like manipulating the DOM and using event listeners to update our app in real time. See an example before you come: this web app was made by an attendee at one of last events!

Before you come:
Experience with HTML/CSS is ideal.
Be sure to bring a laptop. If you don’t have one, we can pair you with someone who does.

How to find us:
Located in Suite 1100 of the Union Bank building corner of SW Washington & Broadway 

Street parking available every block - Pay to Park via Parking Kitty App/Meters 

Parking Garages (across the street) - City Center Parking & ACE 

TriMet Buses, Streetcar, and MAX Lines accessible

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Wednesday
Aug 23
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Build Your Own Website with HTML/CSS
NedSpace

Project-based, hands-on learning is the best way to learn how to code. Join us as we teach you the fundamentals of HTML & CSS while building an interactive website.

In this workshop you’ll learn key HTML & CSS concepts as we review some sample code. Then you’ll start building your own site with the help of our instructor and TAs. See an example before you come: this webpage was made by an attendee at one of our last events!

At the end of the night you’ll have your own site live on the internet to share with your friends and family. Before you come:
Some previous exposure to HTML/CSS is helpful, but not required.
Be sure to bring a laptop. If you don’t have one, we can pair you with someone who does.

How to find us:
Located in Suite 1100 of the Union Bank building corner of SW Washington & Broadway
Street parking available every block - Pay to Park via Parking Kitty App/Meters
Parking Garages (across the street) - City Center Parking & ACE
TriMet Buses, Streetcar, and MAX Lines accessible

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Please Click Here to RSVP for your spot on Eventbrite

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Tuesday
Aug 22
Do What You Love with Maigen Thomas
NedSpace Broadway

"Do What You Love" seems to have become a mantra for millennials entering the workforce, but it’s a phrase that would never have been uttered by any previous generation. If we're no longer working toward the corner office and an early retirement, what are we working toward? Can you do what you love your entire life?

This workshop will share information that we hope will help you determine what you love to do and enable you to move confidently in that direction.

Your Takeaways:

  1. Understand whether you're bored at work or ready for better work

  2. Begin to articulate your core values

  3. Better self-evaluate your skills, talents and passions.

  4. Determine what truly 'meaningful work' means to you

Maigen Thomas is passionate about helping people be and do BETTER. Professionally, she is the lead Front-End Developer and UX Designer at Unigo, a SaaS company focused on helping students find the perfect college and scholarships to help pay for it. She also serves her community as a Business Development consultant helping small businesses and entrepreneurs 'build a better business' through an optimized user experience for everyone. Maigen is the author of three books and is a regular contributor on HuffPost and Medium. Additionally, she has been featured on various radio shows, USA Today, ValuePenguin, Mashable, ThePennyCounter, and US News & World Report.

Space is limited, RSVP now: https://www.meetup.com/Startup-Your-Startup/events/241857656/

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Tuesday
Oct 10
Make Less Mistakes with Design Sprint
NedSpace Broadway

Building startups involves taking a lot of risks. It requires one to walk on a road less traveled and hence success or failure is always a probabilistic event. No one can be really sure to predict the future but what entrepreneurs can do best is to mitigate the risk.

Follow best practices, things that have worked for others in the past and apply it to your idea (Of course with customization)

Design Sprint is one such practice. Incepted at Google Ventures, DS involves a series of steps that help inculcate design thinking into any idea. It helps to evolve the company vision to looking at any product from engineering stand point to user experience stand point. A design Sprint can be applied to any product at 3 stages

  • While building a new product from scratch

  • While upgrading to a new version of an existing product

  • While adding new features to an existing product The session will be a quick starter on Design Sprints. Given limited time, we will be touch mostly on understanding of the concept, how it can be applied to any product and the best practices.

Rather than a monologue, I will be putting some exercises to create more engagement. Post session, we can do few one on one meetings and take Q&A.

Session leader Ayush Jain is a serial entrepreneur and founder of Mindbowser and 4wardtech- 2 technology consulting companies working in areas of product development, research and building successful startups. Ayush also is the chapter director of StartupGrind Pune and editor of online magazines- theiotmagazine.com and chatbotsjournal.com

In all these works, Ayush is primarily involved as the strategy and user experience guy. He has been running Design Sprints since last 2 years for startups and is a self taught Design guy. A skill he learnt because he believe it is the biggest differentiation and competitive advantage for products. He has been involved in creation of apps such has White and Yellow pages and Smiling Mind, both hitting 1M+ downloads mark. https://www.meetup.com/Startup-Your-Startup/events/242253175/ RSVP today:

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Monday
Aug 28
PdxDevOps
New Relic

THIS MONTH:

Disposable Infrastructure: you only build me up to tear me down

Paige will introduce the idea of disposable infrastructure, the tools she and her team chose to use for provisioning (Terraform) and configuration management (Ansible) and a walk through of solution they built.

(As seen at DevOpsDays Portland 2017!)

Speaker bio:

Paige Bernier is passionate about efficiency and building great systems that work. Outside of tech she loves all things crafty and cute. Please send her your best cat photos.

TBD (topic: reliable backups)

Speaker bio:

Rachel Kelly is a Devops Engineer for a small healthcare tech company in town and would argue versus the folks that like to say "mleh, devops engineers don't exist!" Her first love is Python and she chaired PyDX, a local Python conference, for a couple years, and was also part of the organizing team for PDX PyLadies for several years. Recently, she's "recovering" from having taught intro to programming at Portland State for a term. If you want to keep up with what Rachel's doing, please give a follow to @wholemilk on Twitter, which is where she mostly lives, these days.

pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. The group welcomes participants interested in any related products, technologies and methodologies. The group has been meeting regularly since August 2010 for presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. Every month 15-35 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for devops – join us!

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Wednesday
Sep 6
CHIFOO Event: Launching An Innovation Team
New Relic

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

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

About the Speakers

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

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

http://bit.ly/2iv1ros

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Tuesday
Sep 12
Write The Docs PDX - Writing Inclusively About Technology Topics
New Relic

NOTE: This will be a 90 minute *workshop*, and we may stay as late as 8:30 pm.

This workshop is an introduction to writing about identity in technology. Taught by the editor of The Responsible Communication Style Guide, this workshop covers how to write effectively, efficiently, and appropriately about topics tied to individuals' identities, including accessibility, gendered terms, and pronouns. It also covers how a style guide can be an effective part of the workflow when creating and promoting technology projects (including open source), writing documentation, and even developing software.

Bio: Thursday Bram is the editor of The Responsible Communication Style Guide. She writes about intersectional feminism, cryptocurrencies, kitchen sinks, and anything else that catches her interest. She organizes conferences, sticker swaps, and potluck dinners on a regular basis. You can find Thursday online at ThursdayBram.com.

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Monday
Sep 18
PdxDevOps
New Relic

Join us for the October meeting of PdxDevOps.

Agenda:

Speakers: TBH

pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. The group welcomes participants interested in any related products, technologies and methodologies. The group has been meeting regularly since August 2010 for presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. Every month 15-35 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for devops – join us!

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Tuesday
Sep 26
PDXWIT Mentorship Program Networking Event
New Relic

Please RSVP at Eventbrite

Join us for our next PDXWIT Mentorship Program Networking Event sponsored by New Relic! 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.

Agenda

5:30 Doors open

6:15 Program beings

  • Welcome address by New Relic’s Anne Buckley
  • Special guest from Intel
  • Desiree Sylvester will talk about both a mentor and mentee influenced her career, sticking around for a Q&A
  • Mentorship spotlight on Claire Hernandez and Angela Gaffney, who will discuss how they connected outside of the mentorship program and subsequently joined

7:10 Networking

7:30 Event ends

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About the Speaker

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

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

http://bit.ly/2hRy9jc

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Monday
Oct 16
PdxDevOps
New Relic

Join us for the October meeting of PdxDevOps.

Agenda:

Speakers: TBH

pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. The group welcomes participants interested in any related products, technologies and methodologies. The group has been meeting regularly since August 2010 for presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. Every month 15-35 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for devops – join us!

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

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

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

About the Speaker

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

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

http://bit.ly/2imCE8Q

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Tuesday
Dec 5
PDXWIT Presents Intro to Bitcoin, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency
New Relic

Want to learn how Bitcoin and Ethereum work, how cryptography plays a key role in securing funds, or how a network of untrusted computers guessing random numbers quadrillions of times per second adds security to the blockchain? Join Scott Bigelow in an introduction to the blockchain and some common blockchain-based applications. New technologies, such as the blockchain and Ethereum, can provide new opportunities in the startup-rich ecosystem of Portland. Additionally, understanding these revolutionary new design principles can help illuminate new ways of designing your own systems. No previous working knowledge of cryptography or other supporting technologies necessary, this will be a ground-up introduction.

Agenda:
12:00 - Introductions
12:10 - Discussion Begins
12:50 - Q&A

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

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

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Wednesday
Sep 6
AgileCamp Northwest - Enterprise Agility, Business Strategy & Transformation, Agile Leadership
Nike - Tiger Woods Conference Center

Agilists from across the Pacific Northwest will converge at the Nike World Headquarters for a career changing day. This is a one-day conference with 3 keynote speakers (Richard Sheridan, best-selling author of Joy Inc., Gene Kim, founder and CTO of Tripwire, and Mamie Jones, SVP of Product Development at Intuit) as well as 20 workshops on Leadership, Product, Technical Enablement, Leadership, Innovation, Agility and much more.

Use this promo code, MeetAC17 for a 10% discount on registration if you register by 8/23/2017!

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Friday
Aug 25
[Agile PDX Westside] Ideation to Development: Reduce Dependancies & Gain Clarity
Nike Evergreen campus cafeteria (20540 NW Evergreen Pkwy, Hillsboro, OR 97124)

Ideation to Development: How to break down work to reduce dependancies and improve clarity.

Sometimes we know it will take many moving pieces to deliver our value. It's more than a minor challenge to keep all these parts organized, understandable, and created at the right time... in fact it may be the holy grail for achieving flow in our value delivery!

Share your stories, techniques, and learnings around the art of breaking down value into manageable, understandable, and deliverable chunks.

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Saturday
Oct 14
Django Girls PDX
NXT Industries Lab

Django girls a workshop aimed at total beginners, that helps attendees built a blog using Python and Django in order to learn about web development. Open to women and non-binary people :)

Apply Today!

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Wednesday
Aug 23
1 Million Cups - Portland
NXT Industries: Lab

Join us for a morning coffee and a friendly mingling with like-minded Portland entrepreneurs! Every week on Wednesday morning we have a new local startup team building an amazing company here in Portland giving a short presentation followed up with a great Q&A session where you get to ask questions and ask about the real challenges and triumphs behind the business.

1 Million Cups is a great opportunity to network, and as always we welcome everyone interested in startups and founders building great companies here in Portland.

Come and check it out - and bring a friend.

P.S. We are always happy to hear about newcomers in the PDX startup scene. If you are one and would like to present your startup to our audience you are more than welcome to apply at www.1millioncups.com/portland

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Wednesday
Sep 13
1 Million Cups - Portland - A weekly presentation and QA with Portlands hottest new Startups.
NXT Industries: Lab

Each week 1 Million Cups hosts great local founders. We hear a short presentation about their company and where its roots and genesis. Then we have a great QA session where you get up real answers about how they built their businesses. It's a great learning experience as well as networking with some of the up and coming startups in our region.

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Thursday
Nov 9
Ignite TAO: Health
OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)

Speaker Proposals are now open!

Ignite TAO: Health applications should include a brief written synopsis of your presentation and a brief bio about yourself. Show and tell something cool you've invented or found - no sales pitches please! Challenge us, inspire us, and show us how your idea can transform patient care or healthcare.

1 mic, 5 minutes, 20 slides, 300 peers in the audience... no pressure, right?

What is Ignite TAO: Health?

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

Ignite TAO: Health will include topics like wellness, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, healthcare reform, etc. What products, services and research is out there that can really take healthcare to the next level? What new ideas could make the world of healthcare better - for patients, for doctors, or for everyone? Attend Ignite TAO: Health and you will find out. Speakers are from the local Portland community with representatives across many verticals, so you don't want to miss this event!

Why attend Ignite TAO: Health?

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

Interested in sponsorship opportunities? Find more information here or contact Theresa Jelderks.

Premier Sponsor:

ReachNow

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Thursday
Sep 14
PMI Portland Chapter 2017 Annual Conference
through Oregon Convention Center

The PMI Portland Chapter Annual Conference, organized by the PMI Portland Chapter will take place on 14th September to 15th September 2017 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, OR. The conference will focus on effecting change and building leadership skills and tools, strengthening the effectiveness of delivering project results through effective methodologies. -

Early Bird Discount: SAVE $50.00. Use Code: AC17CLGEB

Keynote & Invited Speakers: Dr. Shimi Kang, Ph.D. & Skip Weisman https://pmi-portland.org/2017-ac-speakers

Why Attend?

Make Connections: Network with like-minded professionals. Connect with experts and influencers in the industry.

Be Inspired: Hear remarkable keynote speakers, selected not only for their expertise but for their passion and ability to inspire you towards excellence.

Learn New Skills: Benefit from nearly 20 educational sessions and Open Space Technology. Learn about the tools and resources to assist in managing your projects and leading your teams

Earn PDUs: Earn professional development units (PDUs) to help maintain your certification

Stay Current: Keep ahead of the competition and stay relevant by learning the latest trends and best practices.

Schedule & Agenda https://pmi-portland.org/2017-ac-schedule

Thu, 14 Sep: 07:30 AM - 06:00 PM Keynote & Breakouts

Fri, 15 Sep: 07:30 AM - 06:00 PM Keynote & Open Space

REGISTER NOW! & SAVE $50.00. Use Code: AC17CLGEB

https://pmi-portland.org/2017-ac-register/individual-registration

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Friday
Oct 20
Security BSides Portland
through Oregon Convention Center

Security BSides Portland 2017 is the 7th annual BSidesPDX!

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

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

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Monday
Aug 21
Edit - Cancelled for Eclipse - See you next Week! Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

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

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

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

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

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

Free parking! Save this number in case you need help finding us: (541) 602-6215 We are at 2828 SW Corbett Ave #208, inside the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

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Thursday
Aug 24
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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Monday
Aug 28
Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

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

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

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

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

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

Free parking! Save this number in case you need help finding us: (541) 602-6215 We are at 2828 SW Corbett Ave #208, inside the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

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Thursday
Aug 31
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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Monday
Sep 11
Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

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

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

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

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

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

Free parking! Save this number in case you need help finding us: (541) 602-6215 We are at 2828 SW Corbett Ave #208, inside the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

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Wednesday
Sep 27
Peer mentoring and Coursera course discussion
PDX Code Guild

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.

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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Monday
Aug 21
Free Code Camp PDX Hangout
Phase2

Welcome Campers! This is a laid back study/networking session. Bring your laptops and questions . All levels of experience welcome. www.freecodecamp.com

Please rsvp on meetup so we can get a headcount

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Tuesday
Sep 12
PREX17 - The premiere conference for in-house e-discovery professionals
through Portland Art Museum

Held in Portland each September, PREX is attended by the best and brightest minds in in-house preservation, compliance and overall e-discovery. It combines practical education with the latest insights on case law and e-discovery strategy and best practices.

The event brings together judges, lawyers, advisors and corporate counsel to discuss trends in legal preservation and technology, network with peers and build meaningful connections with the legal community.

Attend this inspiring educational experience to build your career and take your expertise to the next level. You’ll engage with corporate e-discovery heroes, gain insights on the latest developments in law and technology, and learn about real-world best practices that you can use to enhance your e-discovery processes. Join us in Portland this September for PREX17, the sixth annual conference. Prepare to be motivated, challenged, informed and inspired to elevate your e-discovery practice to new heights. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Saturday
Sep 9
Science Hack Day Portland 2017
through PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

A weekend making fun science projects.

Designers, students, engineers, programmers, scientists, artists, and science-enthusiasts! Excited about making weird, silly or serious things with science? Anyone who is excited about making things with science are welcome to attend. No experience in science or hacking is necessary - just an insatiable curiosity.

Wifi, 3D printers, and basic electronic prototyping equipment (soldering irons, Arduinos, etc) will be available. For more demanding projects we can help facilitate access to specific tools for your prototype.

All skill levels, ages, and backgrounds are welcome. Children must be accompanied by at least one adult.

You don't need a team, project, or idea to attend. Just show up and we will help you find an interesting project to work on!

To find out more, come to our meetup on Aug 10 at Laurelhurst Park!

Admission: FREE

RSVP: https://ti.to/maxogden/science-hack-day-pdx-2017

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Saturday
Oct 7
CAT BarCamp
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

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

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

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

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Thursday
Sep 7
Reloading any object model: Figwheel beyond the DOM w/ Justin May
Puppet

ClojureScript's React.JS wrappers have been around a while, and fighweel has really made the development experience shine. When I first started playing around with ClojureScript I really wanted to make browser games more than web apps and this got me thinking. Can a library exist which allows for creating and manipulating any object model similarly to how React interacts with the DOM? This talk is about a pair of libraries I've began writing which makes an attempt at proving this out.

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Wednesday
Sep 20
AgilePDX: Thermodynamics of Emotion
Puppet

The Thermodynamics of Emotion gives us a fresh view of the human behavior we see around us. The emotions we experience create the results we get as we form teams, solve problems, and struggle for equity. Through the lens of complexity science and flow system physics, we find new tools to understand and influence the patterns of emotion that create our relationships and organizations.

http://thermodynamicsofemotion.com

Willem Larsen is the founder of Language Hunters (a non-profit organization that trains communities in the techniques of accelerated learning to revitalize endangered languages), host of the Thermodynamics of Emotion Symposium, author (and co-author) of several books including the Five Rules of Accelerated Learning, a wildlife tracker and Search and Rescue tracker, and a software engineer at Hunter Industries, home of "mob" programming, where he recently designed the Mob Programming Role-Playing game to help accelerate on-boarding and support the practice at other organizations.

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Wednesday
Sep 6
PDX WIT #Action: Learn how you can give back to local education efforts
Puppet 308 Southwest 2nd Avenue Portland, OR 97204

Join PDXWIT for a night of learning and connecting with local education-focused non-profits. One of our top local issues is education, and we want to support local efforts to empower education equity so that all young people have access to educational and employment opportunities and the chance to thrive.

Join us for a conversation around pathways to education and ways you can get involved. The event will feature lightning sessions where attendees can learn about and connect with the efforts of local groups that help young people become tomorrow’s superstars.

Agenda

5:00 Doors open and welcome

5:30 Lightning talks begin

6:45 Wrap up

7:00 Event ends

Purpose

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

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

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Tuesday
Sep 19
AMA-PDX's 10th annual MAX Awards
Revolution Hall

AMA-PDX's 10th annual MAX Awards

AMA-PDX's Annual Marketing Excellence (MAX) Awards is their largest event of the year. It honors the hard work, excellent campaigns and all-star marketing strategy produced in Oregon and celebrates the amazing marketing talent behind it.

Part award ceremony, part networking and marketing celebration, the 2017 MAX awards will be September 19th, 2017 at Revolution Hall. AMA-PDX is now accepting submissions for 12 different marketing categories. All SEMpdx members can submit at our membership price and save $20 when you submit before July 30th!

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Thursday
Aug 31
Consciousness Hacking: A Little Q&A on Shamanism
Shut Up and Eat

Shamanism is an ancient technique for waking up so you can grow up and show up.

Our discussion leader, Sara Violante, is a Shamanic Practitioner who specializes in normalizing Shamanic practices that can often feel uncomfortable or foreign in our modern, western culture. She approaches her work with kindness, caring, and compassion, but also a great deal of laughter and fun. She is grounded and down to earth and is sensitive to how uncomfortable people new to Shamanic work can feel.

If you are unfamiliar with Shamanic work, or uncomfortable with spiritual work, come and learn a little about it in a relaxed atmosphere with no judgment.

Sara’s training has included individual instruction with a Shamanic Practitioner, mentoring by an energy healer in Europe, and formal training through a Shamanic Practitioner Program that included vision quest. Her practice is based in Portland, Oregon. https://saraviolante.com/

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Tuesday
Aug 29
PDX Free Code Camp Hangout (Tuesday Night Edition!)
Simple

Hi campers! We'll be having our Tuesday meetups at Simple. This is a laid back study/networking session. Bring your laptops and questions. All levels of experience welcome. www.freecodecamp.com

Please RVSP on meetup.com so we can get a headcount

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Tuesday
Sep 26
Structure Security
through South San Francisco Conference Center

Structure Security will highlight the best practices that security professionals are using to protect some of the world's largest companies and institutions, and examine the future of security products, services, and the threats that aim to take them down.

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Tuesday
Nov 14
Structure
through South San Francisco Conference Center

Meet the innovators and thinkers who are building infrastructure for the next decade. At Structure 2017 you’ll hear the biggest names in cloud make predictions and forecasts about our future.

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Thursday
Sep 21
Building Maps That Work - with Sarah from Tableau
Standard Insurance Center Auditorium

DAMA welcomes Sarah Battersby, Senior Research Scientist at Tableau Software to Portland on Thursday, September 21st. She will be presenting "Cartograpghic Licence and Building Maps That Work".

Also Included: Continental Breakfast and Networking with other Data Professionals!

Registration at: https://damapdx.wordpress.com/2017/07/25/september-2017-cartographic-license-and-building-maps-that-work/

We live in a data rich world and many of the data that we encounter have a geographic link, such as a point coordinate, an address, a state, or country name. Maps are a key part of understanding geographically linked data and utilizing it in decision making. In designing maps, virtually anyone with a computer and an internet connection can be a cartographer – regardless of knowledge of principles of spatial data or visual and cartographic communication best practices. The good news about this democratization of cartography is that everyone is empowered to explore their own data with maps. The bad news is that anyone can make a map. While many map authoring tools help guide the design, it is still easy to unintentionally (or occasionally intentionally) mislead readers. The variant of the truth that we find in maps is largely driven by choices that the cartographer makes in the data collection, cleaning, analysis, and visualization process. In this presentation I consider issues of how the map designer and reader perceive mapped data and where “noise” can creep into the communication to distort the intended message.

Through the presentation, we will explore a number of data and visualization challenges that citizen (and professional) cartographers wrestle with every day. Fortunately some of the big challenges in cartography have solutions – if you know where to look. Unfortunately, some also fall in the damned-if-you-do, damned-if-you-don’t category – but you had better have the critical understanding skills needed to consider the implications either way. No map is perfect, but some are much better than others. In this talk we will look at good and bad examples, the problems and solutions, and discuss about pathways to success and enlightenment through better mapping. Or, at least we can just try to learn to stop worrying and love maps.

The presentation will be colored with a psycho-geographic perspective garnered from way too many years teaching cartography and GIS fundamentals to unsuspecting college youths, and my more recent years at a software company designing a product to help people make better decisions without requiring years of cartographic study.

About the Speaker:

Sarah Battersby is a research scientist at Tableau Software. Her primary area of focus is cartography, with an emphasis on cognition. Her work emphasizes how we can help people visualize and use spatial information more effectively. Her research has covered a variety of areas, including perception in dynamic map displays, geospatial technologies and spatial thinking abilities, and the impact of map projection on spatial cognition. She works closely with the maps development team.

Sarah earned her PhD in Geography in 2006 from the University of California at Santa Barbara. She is a member of the International Cartographic Association Commission on Map Projections, and is a Past President (2015 – 2016) of the Cartography and Geographic Information Society – a society composed of educators, researchers and practitioners involved in the design, creation, use and dissemination of geographic information.

Sarah is a member of the National Geospatial Advisory Committee, a Federal Advisory Committee sponsored by the Department of the Interior under the Federal Advisory Committee Act.

About DAMA Portland

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday
Aug 22
PDX WIT #Action - Oregon State Legislature Panel
Stoel Rives LLP 760 Southwest 9th Avenue, Portland, OR

Join our Oregon State Representatives and Senators in August for an educational panel on state government. While national legislators grab headlines, state legislators are doing the hard work of local governance.

As we voted in February, many of our key issues like civil rights, women’s health, education, homelessness and transportation are actually most influenced at the state level.

The Oregon State government is at the forefront of policies that impact our daily lives. We’ll discuss how lawmaking is segmented by the national, state, and local level;, how state governments enact policy; how public opinion influences state policy; and how our key issues are playing out at the state level.

Agenda: 5:30pm – Doors Open 6:00pm – Panel Begins 7:00pm - Networking

The following Oregon State Representatives and Senators will be joining us:

Representative Tawna Sanchez (District 43): Rep Sanchez represents North and NE Portland. She’s a Vice-Chair of the Human Services and Housing Committee, a member of the Judiciary Committee, and Joint Ways and Means Subcommittee on Public Safety.

Representative Janelle Bynum (District 51): Rep Bynum represents East Portland, Damascus, Gresham, Boring, North Clackamas, and Happy Valley. She is the Vice Chair for the Committee on Business and Labor and is a member of the Early Childhood and Family Supports and Higher Education and Workforce Development committee.

Senator Chuck Thomsen (District 26): Senator Thompson represents Hood River. He’s the vice chair of Committee On Business and Transportation and is a member of the of Ways and Means and Legislative Policy and Research committees.

Representative Janeen A. Sollman (District 30): Rep. Sollman represents Hillsboro. She is a member of the House Committee On Education and Committee On Higher Education and Workforce Development.

We will lead the panel in a discussion of state government and then open it up to audience questions, so come prepared with any questions.

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Friday
Sep 29
Ignite TAO: Southern Willamette Valley
Symantec

1 mic, 5 minutes, 300 peers in the audience... no pressure, right?

What is Ignite TAO: SWV?

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

Ignite TAO: SWV will focus on topics around all kinds of tech. What new products, services or research can really take technology to the next level? Speakers are from the Southern Willamette Valley community with representatives across many verticals - we want to hear from you!

Apply

Proposals should be submitted online by August 4th, 2017. Once submitted, your proposal will be reviewed by the Ignite team. Please include your contact information in case the team has questions about your proposal. Everyone who submits a proposal will be notified on the status of their application by September 8th. Click on the application link to get started! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSedpi99GWff5AIsjbjujX269jvBC6ps7GrP0mSJK_iUC4kfAA/viewform

Why attend Ignite TAO: SWV?

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

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Tuesday
Jan 19, 2038
Epochalypse
TBD

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

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Monday
Sep 18
Marketing Loves Sales
through The Leftbank Annex

Marketing Loves Sales is the only event where marketers can focus entirely on generating, developing, and closing marketing-led opportunities. Generate more revenue, refocus on sales, and learn from other B2B marketers. The two-day event, hosted at the beautiful Leftbank Annex in downtown Portland, brings together the top B2B marketing minds and thought leaders to share how marketing departments can better coordinate with Sales and drive revenue. Marketing Loves Sales 2017 will focus on Event Marketing, Landing Page Optimization, Sales Development, Programmatic and Social, and Search. Join us in discovering what strategies and tactics most effectively drive revenue.

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Marketing Loves Sales
through The Leftbank Annex

Marketing Loves Sales is the only event where marketers can focus entirely on generating, developing, and closing marketing-led opportunities. Generate more revenue, refocus on sales, and learn from other B2B marketers. The two-day event, hosted at the beautiful Leftbank Annex in downtown Portland, brings together the top B2B marketing minds and thought leaders to share how marketing departments can better coordinate with Sales and drive revenue. Marketing Loves Sales 2017 will focus on Event Marketing, Landing Page Optimization, Sales Development, Programmatic and Social, and Search. Join us in discovering what strategies and tactics most effectively drive revenue.

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Wednesday
Sep 6
nginx.conf 2017
through The Nines Hotel

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

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

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Friday
Aug 25
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Becoming a Junior Developer after Fifty
The Tech Academy

Featured Speaker: Scott Jansen, Software Developer at US Bank

Two years ago, Scott broke back into the software industry after spending twenty years on a different career path. His skills in COBOL were no longer sufficient, so he attended The Tech Academy Software Developer Boot Camp to sharpen up on the most in-demand programming languages.

Scott is coming to share what it was like dealing with the struggles of learning the new technology, the struggles of finding a job, and the struggles of getting along with younger but more experienced coders.

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

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

We look forward to seeing you!

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Friday
Sep 1
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Life as a Senior Quality Assurance Engineer
The Tech Academy

Featured Speaker: Johnny Reaser, Senior Quality Assurance Engineer

Johnny has 20+ years experience in software testing. Since his first position at Microsoft in 1997 he has been involved in all aspects of system development life cycle and application evolution using agile methodology, object-oriented design, and iterative development.

Johnny is a graduate of The Tech Academy.

Find out what it's like to work as a Senior QA Engineer: The pluses, the minuses, and everything in between!

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

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

We look forward to seeing you!

12:45 Doors Open
1:00 Talk Begins
1:30 Q&A

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Friday
Sep 8
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Overcoming The Barriers To Getting Hired As A Junior Developer
The Tech Academy

Featured Speaker: Erik Gross, Co-Founder | The Tech Academy

Erik created The Tech Academy to help people break into the software field and to help experienced developers advance their careers. To date, he has helped hundreds of aspiring developers land their first job the industry.

With deep insight into what it takes to make it as a junior developer, Erik will talk about overcoming the barriers to getting hired as a junior developer, and  creating your own passion for learning.

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

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

We look forward to seeing you!

12:45 Doors Open
1:00 Start of Talk
1:30 Q&A

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Friday
Sep 15
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Tech Talk with Mayor of Portland Ted Wheeler
The Tech Academy

Featured Speaker: Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler


Key Points of Discussion:

• Maintaining Portland's culture while attracting technology companies and workers. (In other words, bringing the best of Silicon Valley without becoming Silicon Valley) 

• Portland, Oregon city government technology initiatives

• Smart Cities Initiative 

• Technology initiatives involving the intersection of public and private sector resources


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

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

We look forward to seeing you!

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Tuesday
Aug 22
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Free One-Day Course on Introduction to Web Design with HTML & CSS - 8/22
The Tech Academy (hosted by Education Northwest)

Have you ever wondered whether you'd enjoy computer programming? 

The Tech Academy is offering a free one-day course on Introduction to web design with HTML & CSS. These languages are used to develop the structure and styling of every website.

This course is perfect for people with little or no experience in programming who are considering a career in software development. This way, you can find out ahead of time whether you enjoy the actual work of programming computers. A computer programmer does a lot more than just write code, but coding is the most important part of the job. 

Please make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to code.

Details

Dates: Tuesday, August 22
Times: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Classroom will open at 9:15 a.m.) 
RSVP:  An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we tend to have a few open seats for last minute attendees
Location: 13306 NW Cornell Road Portland, Oregon 97229 
(Located on second floor above Foot Traffic running store) 

Parking: 

There is plenty of parking in the overfill lot behind the building, just off of Dale street. Please do not park in the main parking lot, so we can be good neighbors for the other businesses in the complex. There is no fee for parking.

TriMet:

Our recommendation on public transit if you are coming from downtown Portland: Take the MAX Blue Line or Red Line train to Sunset Transit center. There, catch the Bus 48 or Bus 62 which can drop you off right in front of the school.

Please Note:

• We will take a 45 minute lunch at approximately 12 p.m. 

• There is no refrigerator at this location, but there is a microwave to heat up a lunch.

• There are number of eating establishments within walking distance where you can grab a quick bite.

• Space is limited to ensure we can provide the best experience. 

• If something comes up after you sign up such that you are unable to attend, please change your status. This will allow others to sign up.

For questions, please email [masked]

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Monday
Aug 28
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Free One-Day Course on Introduction to Programming with Python - 8/28
The Tech Academy (hosted by Education Northwest)

Have you ever wondered whether you'd enjoy computer programming? 

The Tech Academy is offering a free one-day course on Introduction to Programming with Python. Python is a popular computer programming language.

This course is perfect for people with little or no experience in programming who are considering a career in software development. This way, you can find out ahead of time whether you enjoy the actual work of programming computers. A computer programmer does a lot more than just write code, but coding is the most important part of the job. 

Please make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to code.

Details

Dates: Monday, August 28
Times: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Classroom will open at 9:15 a.m.) 
RSVP:  An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we tend to have a few open seats for last minute attendees  
Location: 13306 NW Cornell Road Portland, Oregon 97229 
(Located on second floor above Foot Traffic running store) 

Parking: 

There is plenty of parking in the overfill lot behind the building, just off of Dale street. Please do not park in the main parking lot, so we can be good neighbors for the other businesses in the complex. There is no fee for parking.

TriMet:

Our recommendation on public transit if you are coming from downtown Portland: Take the MAX Blue Line or Red Line train to Sunset Transit center. There, catch the Bus 48 or Bus 62 which can drop you off right in front of the school.

Please Note:

• We will take a 45 minute lunch at approximately 12 p.m. 

• There is no refrigerator at this location, but there is a microwave to heat up a lunch.

• There are number of eating establishments within walking distance where you can grab a quick bite.

• Space is limited to ensure we can provide the best experience. 

• If something comes up after you sign up such that you are unable to attend, please change your status. This will allow others to sign up.

For questions, please email [masked]


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Thursday
Oct 12
4K 4Charity Fun Run
Tom McCall Waterfront Park

The 3rd annual 4K 4Charity Fun Run PDX will take place on October 12 at 3:00 pm. The 4km (2.49 mile) out-and-back course starts and ends under the Burnside bridge, and runs along the Willamette River. Our beautiful waterfront course is ADA accessible and suitable for all ages and athletic abilities. Register by September 18 and receive a complimentary participant shirt.

With support from the Portland technology community, this event unifies Portland and encourages giving back. Participants and sponsors can expect an afternoon filled with activities, local food and drink, and of course, exercise!

All proceeds benefit nonprofit organizations that support increased diversity and inclusion initiatives. This year, our beneficiary partners are Rosemary Anderson High School and KairosPDX. The 4K 4Charity Fun Run is unique in that 100% of individual registration fees are donated directly to our nonprofit partners. Since the inaugural 4K 4Charity Fun Run event took place at IBC in 2014, the series has raised more than $450,000 USD in gross proceeds for nonprofit organizations and attracted nearly 4,000 participants.

The deadline for sponsorship commitments is August 25. All sponsorship inquiries can be directed to Kate Incerto at incertok@elemental.com.

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Saturday
Aug 26
Python Machine Learning and Data Science
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue North Operating Center

Data Scientists,

Did you know MongoDB is the most popular NoSQL database? How interested would it be if you could see it on a Raspberry Pi? We'll also have more research prepared on a SQL challenge for the group.

At the end of the session, we'll brainstorm a new interesting topic for the following week presentation. The winning idea will get the innovator of the week.

Join the fun!

Agenda

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Friday
Sep 22
Devsigner Conference 2017
through University Place Hotel & Convention Center

Join us in Portland, OR, for our 4th year of inspirational sessions and educational workshops, cross-pollinating our diverse community of creatives, developers and front-end engineers.

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Thursday
Aug 24
ProductTank PDX
Vacasa

For our next meeting on August 24th, we'll have two amazing speakers. Rian Van Der Merwe, Product Manager at Wildbit, and Susannah Axelrod, VP of Product at Skyward. Their talks will help you up your game as a PM and give you tools to move ahead. See you there!

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Monday
Nov 6
PDXWIT Presents Invest in Yourself: A Night Dedicated to Your Financial Plan
WeWork

We can always find excuses to avoid working on our financial plan. It’s boring. It’s confusing. I’ll do it next week. I don’t have the money. This is a huge problem. In a world where women earn less money than men and spend, on average, eleven fewer years in the workforce, women have to plan and work harder than their male counterparts. No more excuses! It’s time to take ahold of financial planning so that you can make clear, confident money decisions that will best benefit your future.

Join us for an evening of discussion about all things personal finance. The speaker will be Amanda Holden of Invested Development, who uses humor and candor to educate women on long-term financial planning and investing. She will be available for questions after the presentation. This event does not require any prior experience with financial planning.

Agenda :
5:30 : Doors open
6:00-7:00 : Presentation
7-8:00 : Questions and mingling!

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

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

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Thursday
Aug 24
Consciousness Hacking--What'­s That?
WeWork Pioneer Place

Due to limited space, RSVP's are required at https://www.meetup.com/Consciousness-Hacking-Portland/events/242094974/

We’ve always known the art and craft of software development was frustratingly fun, potently world-driving, and part of an ever-expanding set of skills important to living in the modern world. But, now, there’s a field of study and experimentation that appears to show that the consciousness of the teams that develop software inform the software itself.

And, there is software that is designed to heighten our consciousness. What if we used software to heighten the consciousness of software developers to build better products? And why would we care? Well: throughput, quality, humane work environments—and things like that. Our panelists will speak to these and related issues of interest to the co-hacking community.

Jean Richardson is a member of the AgilePDX Coordinating Committee, an Agile coach and consultant, developer of the Pervasive Leadership theory, and co-author of “Technical Practices as a Hack on Consciousness: Why to Hack Yourself” published on InfoQ on September 1, 2016 as well as the forthcoming book /The Preservation of the Agile Heart/. In the course of her career in software development she has progressed through the software development specialties of user and technical documentation, field-based ethnographic usability research, testing, instructional design, business analysis, project management, and spent a stint as the Director of Customer Learning for a small healthcare company. Her client lists include such local luminaries as Cambia Health Systems, Portland General Electric, the City of Portland, the Oregon Department of Human Services and Oregon Health Authority, Intel, and Tripwire. azuregate.net @JeanAtAzureGate

Julie Nelligan is a personal development coach and psychologist in North Portland. Julie started her career as a coder in the early 90’s focusing primarily on managing large databases before transitioning into coaching. She is also the founder of the Portland Chapter of Consciousness Hacking, a new movement to explore the use of technology in facilitating the process of elevating consciousness. Julie brings a scientific, analytical approach to considering the interface between technology and consciousness. Her work with entrepreneurs combines neurofeedback and coaching to empower them to achieve their goals and aspirations as business owners and individuals. cohack.life eeginfo.com

Aaron Vannatter works as a senior software development consultant with Shiftwise in Portland, OR. With a decade of professional experience, Aaron has found his niche in full stack .NET web development. He is passionate about championing Purpose-Driven Development, an emerging way of developing software that seeks to be more integrated and life-affirming and to foster the human spirit within the domain of information technology. This work is inspired by Aaron's transformational experiences after a decade of training in the tools, practices and techniques offered by The Way of the Heart™, an international organization dedicated to empowering personal and collective life mission. purposedrivendevelopment.org aaronvannatter.com thewayoftheheart.com

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Thursday
Sep 14
BEST FEST, The Pacific NW's Premier Cleantech Innovation Conference
World Trade Center

Innovations on the frontiers of science and technology can help address the environmental challenges we face. The 2017 BEST FEST will explore how cutting edge innovations in Advanced Manufacturing, Energy, Water, Natural Resources, IoT, Agriculture and Food can make a positive impact on the planet while also growing the Oregon economy. Experts from across industries in Oregon and outside the state along with entrepreneurs and university researchers will expose exciting innovations in an informative and fascinating program.

Now in its ninth year, BEST FEST brings together the doers, thinkers, and innovators working in clean technology across the region. Our signature event – known as the Pacific Northwest’s premier cleantech innovation conference – is about learning, inspiring, networking, sharing ideas, and shaping a better, more sustainable future. BEST FEST convenes a diverse audience of entrepreneurs, investors, partners, corporates, university researchers, students, and scientists – all of whom share the common goal of accelerating solutions to environmental challenges and want to create opportunities to engage.

Early bird tickets on sale now at: https://tinyurl.com/y7mc2a28

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