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Wednesday
Aug 28
CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - PDX Exploit Workshop

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

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

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

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

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

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Thursday
Aug 29
CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House

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

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

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Monday
Sep 2
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.

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

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Thursday
Sep 26
XR Foundations for Business
52 Limited (New Offices 2019)

Presented by The Wild and Torch, in partnership with 52 Limited.

Extended reality (XR), the spectrum of immersive content including AR, MR, and VR, is revolutionizing workflows and changing how business gets done. XR tools, experiences, and solutions are already transforming nearly every industry—from architecture to healthcare to entertainment. If you’re not using this technology, your competitor soon will, so it’s important to understand this new tech landscape and how it relates to your business and your bottom line.

XR Foundations for Business is for professionals who want to learn more about XR, how it’s used in a professional context both internally and externally, and how to get started using these new technologies.

Join leaders from Torch and The Wild for an interactive workshop that gives you a clear understanding of how XR may impact your work while gathering some tools to help you craft your own immersive XR strategy.

Save $20 with early bird prices!

Check out the event site for full details.

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Wednesday
Sep 4
Women Who Code Portland - A React Developer's Guide To Technical Interviews
Act-On Software

🎨 A React Developer's Guide To Technical Interviews

React is one of the latest and greatest frameworks everyone is buzzing about. You've done some projects and you want to become an official React Developer. We will talk about the most important concepts that every React Developer should know and questions they might ask you in your next interview.

⏰ Agenda

5:30-5:45 - Check-in + Grab food 5:45-6:00 - Welcome from WWCode Portland + Act-On 6:00-7:00 - A React Developer's Guide To Technical Interviews + Q&A 7:30-8:00 - Closing Remarks

👩🏽 About our Speaker

Adrianna is a UI Engineer at SalesLoft, Atlanta's #1 Best Place to Work, has previously worked at at an agency building various web and mobile apps in React, React Native, and Ruby on Rails and has interned at MailChimp. She is also part of the Women Who Code Atlanta Leadership team as an Evangelist. She is a public speaker that shares her knowledge on leadership, career, and different React related technologies. Outside of her professional and volunteer work in the Atlanta tech community, Adrianna spends her time keeping up with her 5 yr old son. You can follow her on Twitter @adriannavaldivi.

👩🏽‍💻 About Women Who Code

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

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Tuesday
Oct 8
PDXWIT Presents Neurodiversity: Shifting Perspectives
Airship

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-neurodiversity-shifting-perspectives-tickets-69113007867] is required to gain entry to this event

Learning beyond our own thoughts and experiences broadens our perspective into the world of human behavior and interactions. Dive into neurodiversity with speaker Torri Wright, as she encourages us us to open our own minds to understand how others experience the world. This topic will broaden our ability to better communicate, problem solve, and resolve difficult situations within relationships and workplaces.

Agenda:

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

6 p.m. - PDXWIT and Host Introduction

6:15 p.m. - Presentation / Q & A

7:00 p.m. - Networking

7:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes

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

A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: On-street parking only

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

A: The main entrance on Burnside (right next to Tom's) has an intercom/call system and 24/7 locked doors. We will have volunteers letting folks in, greeting people and directing them up to the 4th floor via elevator or stairs. All locked doors will have employees monitoring/assisting guests for this event.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: No

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes

Q: Can I bring my dog?

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

Purpose:

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

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

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Wednesday
Aug 28
Portland JavaScript Admirers - JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Akamai

Serverless is the new most talked about architecture pattern and quickly becoming a buzz word. The idea is for developers to stop worrying about server management and focus on code. The serverless platform takes care of the provisioning servers, underlying infrastructure, server maintenance security and scaling. We will look at three practical use cases of serverless with example code.

Secure and Scalable APIs
Backend microservices
* Event driven programming

Key concepts introduced will include triggers, rules, actions, composition and event driven architecture. Finally, serverless is relatively new and we will look at what the shortcomings are with the current technology and how to mitigate them. We will use Apache OpenWhisk as our serverless platform. Apache OpenWhisk is an open source, distributed Serverless platform that executes functions (fx) in response to events at any scale. The talk will include live demo of building and deploying an application to Apache OpenWhisk.

Speaker: Upkar Lidder is a Full Stack Developer and Data Wrangler with a decade of development experience in a variety of roles. He can be seen speaking at various conferences and participating in tech groups and meetups.

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Tuesday
Aug 27
Donut.js August 2019
Alchemy Code Lab

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

Schedule

  • 6:00 — Arrive, socialize, eat tasty donuts and snacks!
  • 6:30 — Opening Remarks
  • 6:45 — Gina Giampaolo — What's Old Is New Again: Old Models for Building A New Web
  • 7:00 — 10-minute break
  • 7:10 — Kate Widdows — Why Neon?
  • 7:25 — 10-minute break
  • 7:35 — Miki Demeter — One Year of Effecting Change from the Inside
  • 7:50 — Meet people and eat more donuts!

Details

  • $10 or $0 in advance at https://donutjs.club/ or at the door. We take cards.
  • Nametags and pronoun stickers will be available at check-in.
  • Donut.js logo stickers and enamel pins also available at check-in.
  • All talks are live-captioned by Mirabai Knight of Steno Knight.
  • Two all-gender, stall-only restrooms are available.
  • Event is on the second floor. Elevator is available.
  • 3.5′-wide physical access lanes will be taped on the floor throughout the venue.
  • We'll have donuts! We have donuts for omnivores from Delicious Donuts and combination gluten-free-vegan donuts from Back to Eden Bakery.
  • A few other snacks (pretzels, vegan+gluten-free chips) will be available.
  • LaCroix soda and water will be available.
  • We have a Code of Conduct and require that all staff, speakers, attendees, and venue staff abide by it: https://donutjs.club/conduct/
  • A hard copy of our Code of Conduct will be posted at the check-in, by the refreshments, and in each of the bathrooms.

Our Nonprofit Beneficiary

Our proceeds each quarter go to a local non-profit. In August we are raising money for we are raising money for Community Vision, whose mission is to make Oregon a place where disabled people can live, work, and thrive in the communities of their choice.

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Thursday
Aug 29
Open House for Potential Students Interested in Becoming a Software Developer
Alchemy Code Lab

Interested in becoming a software developer and learning to code?

If so, we invite you to join us any Thursday at 12:30PM to learn more about our program, meet our staff and see our program in action. We offer the most in depth, professional software development program in town and graduates go on to secure roles at a median salary of $75k, and an average of $82k. Everything we teach is done in person by senior software engineers, and every student gets personalized career coaching. We strongly embrace diversity and inclusion, and we are the only Portland only school.

ABOUT ALCHEMY CODE LAB: - Learn from industry professionals. Experience the real world practice of software development in an immersive, in-person, work environment. Your instructors are senior-level developers who share their knowledge and practices to enter the field at an advanced level. - Be supported as an individual by teaching assistants and career coaching. A low instructional staff to student ratio of 6 to 1 means you have access to the guidance and help you need to successfully complete our rigorous training. Get prepared and ready to network and connect with the companies that interest you and need your technical skills and experiences. - Get more out of your code school. Go beyond online and video-based programs to launch your career at an accelerated level. With an average starting salary of $75k, our graduates earn 25%-50% more than other schools. - Develop Apps in AppLab. Alchemy helps Portland entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life by developing Apps for them. Graduates get paid to create them and add real project experience to their resume.

Call 503.445.4575 or email [email protected] with any questions!

Visit our blog to learn more about our program and where our graduates go to work: https://www.alchemycodelab.com/blog Visit Course Report for reviews: https://www.coursereport.com/schools/alchemy-code-lab Visit SwitchUp for reviews: https://www.switchup.org/bootcamps/alchemy-code-lab

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Latinx Tech PDX: GatsbyJS Code Along with Jason Lengstorf
Alchemy Code Lab

FREE event, but please RSVP : https://www.meetup.com/LatinxTechPDX/events/264034383/

Join us at Alchemy Code Lab on Thursday August 29th @ 6:30p for a Code Along to get started with GatsbyJS!

We are super excited to have Jason Lengstorf www.lengstorf.com , (twitter: @jlengstorf), currently Head of Dev Relations at Gatsby presenting at this month's meetup. Join us as Jason walk us through a Code Along exercise which will familiarize attendees with the Gatsby ecosystem to develop and deploy blazing fast sites www.gatsbyjs.org

This is going to be a great hands-on learning opportunity so bring your laptops. We recommend you have npm installed. (Please arrive early if you need assistance)

AGENDA : - Doors open 6:15p - Socialize + enjoy Food & Beverages 6:30p - 7:00p - Code Along w/ Jason Lengstorf 7:00p - 7:50p - Socialize and Wrap up 7:55p - 8:30p - Good Night 8:30p

Big 🙏🏽 Thank you to our host: Alchemy Code Lab http://www.alchemycodelab.com

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Thursday
Sep 5
Open House for Potential Students Interested in Becoming a Software Developer
Alchemy Code Lab

Interested in becoming a software developer and learning to code?

If so, we invite you to join us any Thursday at 12:30PM to learn more about our program, meet our staff and see our program in action. We offer the most in depth, professional software development program in town and graduates go on to secure roles at a median salary of $75k, and an average of $82k. Everything we teach is done in person by senior software engineers, and every student gets personalized career coaching. We strongly embrace diversity and inclusion, and we are the only Portland only school.

ABOUT ALCHEMY CODE LAB: - Learn from industry professionals. Experience the real world practice of software development in an immersive, in-person, work environment. Your instructors are senior-level developers who share their knowledge and practices to enter the field at an advanced level. - Be supported as an individual by teaching assistants and career coaching. A low instructional staff to student ratio of 6 to 1 means you have access to the guidance and help you need to successfully complete our rigorous training. Get prepared and ready to network and connect with the companies that interest you and need your technical skills and experiences. - Get more out of your code school. Go beyond online and video-based programs to launch your career at an accelerated level. With an average starting salary of $75k, our graduates earn 25%-50% more than other schools. - Develop Apps in AppLab. Alchemy helps Portland entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life by developing Apps for them. Graduates get paid to create them and add real project experience to their resume.

Call 503.445.4575 or email [email protected] with any questions!

Visit our blog to learn more about our program and where our graduates go to work: https://www.alchemycodelab.com/blog Visit Course Report for reviews: https://www.coursereport.com/schools/alchemy-code-lab Visit SwitchUp for reviews: https://www.switchup.org/bootcamps/alchemy-code-lab

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Thursday
Sep 12
Open House for Potential Students Interested in Becoming a Software Developer
Alchemy Code Lab

Interested in becoming a software developer and learning to code?

If so, we invite you to join us any Thursday at 12:30PM to learn more about our program, meet our staff and see our program in action. We offer the most in depth, professional software development program in town and graduates go on to secure roles at a median salary of $75k, and an average of $82k. Everything we teach is done in person by senior software engineers, and every student gets personalized career coaching. We strongly embrace diversity and inclusion, and we are the only Portland only school.

ABOUT ALCHEMY CODE LAB: - Learn from industry professionals. Experience the real world practice of software development in an immersive, in-person, work environment. Your instructors are senior-level developers who share their knowledge and practices to enter the field at an advanced level. - Be supported as an individual by teaching assistants and career coaching. A low instructional staff to student ratio of 6 to 1 means you have access to the guidance and help you need to successfully complete our rigorous training. Get prepared and ready to network and connect with the companies that interest you and need your technical skills and experiences. - Get more out of your code school. Go beyond online and video-based programs to launch your career at an accelerated level. With an average starting salary of $75k, our graduates earn 25%-50% more than other schools. - Develop Apps in AppLab. Alchemy helps Portland entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life by developing Apps for them. Graduates get paid to create them and add real project experience to their resume.

Call 503.445.4575 or email [email protected] with any questions!

Visit our blog to learn more about our program and where our graduates go to work: https://www.alchemycodelab.com/blog Visit Course Report for reviews: https://www.coursereport.com/schools/alchemy-code-lab Visit SwitchUp for reviews: https://www.switchup.org/bootcamps/alchemy-code-lab

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Thursday
Sep 19
Open House for Potential Students Interested in Becoming a Software Developer
Alchemy Code Lab

Interested in becoming a software developer and learning to code?

If so, we invite you to join us any Thursday at 12:30PM to learn more about our program, meet our staff and see our program in action. We offer the most in depth, professional software development program in town and graduates go on to secure roles at a median salary of $75k, and an average of $82k. Everything we teach is done in person by senior software engineers, and every student gets personalized career coaching. We strongly embrace diversity and inclusion, and we are the only Portland only school.

ABOUT ALCHEMY CODE LAB: - Learn from industry professionals. Experience the real world practice of software development in an immersive, in-person, work environment. Your instructors are senior-level developers who share their knowledge and practices to enter the field at an advanced level. - Be supported as an individual by teaching assistants and career coaching. A low instructional staff to student ratio of 6 to 1 means you have access to the guidance and help you need to successfully complete our rigorous training. Get prepared and ready to network and connect with the companies that interest you and need your technical skills and experiences. - Get more out of your code school. Go beyond online and video-based programs to launch your career at an accelerated level. With an average starting salary of $75k, our graduates earn 25%-50% more than other schools. - Develop Apps in AppLab. Alchemy helps Portland entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life by developing Apps for them. Graduates get paid to create them and add real project experience to their resume.

Call 503.445.4575 or email [email protected] with any questions!

Visit our blog to learn more about our program and where our graduates go to work: https://www.alchemycodelab.com/blog Visit Course Report for reviews: https://www.coursereport.com/schools/alchemy-code-lab Visit SwitchUp for reviews: https://www.switchup.org/bootcamps/alchemy-code-lab

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Thursday
Sep 26
Open House for Potential Students Interested in Becoming a Software Developer
Alchemy Code Lab

Interested in becoming a software developer and learning to code?

If so, we invite you to join us any Thursday at 12:30PM to learn more about our program, meet our staff and see our program in action. We offer the most in depth, professional software development program in town and graduates go on to secure roles at a median salary of $75k, and an average of $82k. Everything we teach is done in person by senior software engineers, and every student gets personalized career coaching. We strongly embrace diversity and inclusion, and we are the only Portland only school.

ABOUT ALCHEMY CODE LAB: - Learn from industry professionals. Experience the real world practice of software development in an immersive, in-person, work environment. Your instructors are senior-level developers who share their knowledge and practices to enter the field at an advanced level. - Be supported as an individual by teaching assistants and career coaching. A low instructional staff to student ratio of 6 to 1 means you have access to the guidance and help you need to successfully complete our rigorous training. Get prepared and ready to network and connect with the companies that interest you and need your technical skills and experiences. - Get more out of your code school. Go beyond online and video-based programs to launch your career at an accelerated level. With an average starting salary of $75k, our graduates earn 25%-50% more than other schools. - Develop Apps in AppLab. Alchemy helps Portland entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life by developing Apps for them. Graduates get paid to create them and add real project experience to their resume.

Call 503.445.4575 or email [email protected] with any questions!

Visit our blog to learn more about our program and where our graduates go to work: https://www.alchemycodelab.com/blog Visit Course Report for reviews: https://www.coursereport.com/schools/alchemy-code-lab Visit SwitchUp for reviews: https://www.switchup.org/bootcamps/alchemy-code-lab

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Thursday
Oct 3
Open House for Potential Students Interested in Becoming a Software Developer
Alchemy Code Lab

Interested in becoming a software developer and learning to code?

If so, we invite you to join us any Thursday at 12:30PM to learn more about our program, meet our staff and see our program in action. We offer the most in depth, professional software development program in town and graduates go on to secure roles at a median salary of $75k, and an average of $82k. Everything we teach is done in person by senior software engineers, and every student gets personalized career coaching. We strongly embrace diversity and inclusion, and we are the only Portland only school.

ABOUT ALCHEMY CODE LAB: - Learn from industry professionals. Experience the real world practice of software development in an immersive, in-person, work environment. Your instructors are senior-level developers who share their knowledge and practices to enter the field at an advanced level. - Be supported as an individual by teaching assistants and career coaching. A low instructional staff to student ratio of 6 to 1 means you have access to the guidance and help you need to successfully complete our rigorous training. Get prepared and ready to network and connect with the companies that interest you and need your technical skills and experiences. - Get more out of your code school. Go beyond online and video-based programs to launch your career at an accelerated level. With an average starting salary of $75k, our graduates earn 25%-50% more than other schools. - Develop Apps in AppLab. Alchemy helps Portland entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life by developing Apps for them. Graduates get paid to create them and add real project experience to their resume.

Call 503.445.4575 or email [email protected] with any questions!

Visit our blog to learn more about our program and where our graduates go to work: https://www.alchemycodelab.com/blog Visit Course Report for reviews: https://www.coursereport.com/schools/alchemy-code-lab Visit SwitchUp for reviews: https://www.switchup.org/bootcamps/alchemy-code-lab

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Thursday
Oct 10
Open House for Potential Students Interested in Becoming a Software Developer
Alchemy Code Lab

Interested in becoming a software developer and learning to code?

If so, we invite you to join us any Thursday at 12:30PM to learn more about our program, meet our staff and see our program in action. We offer the most in depth, professional software development program in town and graduates go on to secure roles at a median salary of $75k, and an average of $82k. Everything we teach is done in person by senior software engineers, and every student gets personalized career coaching. We strongly embrace diversity and inclusion, and we are the only Portland only school.

ABOUT ALCHEMY CODE LAB: - Learn from industry professionals. Experience the real world practice of software development in an immersive, in-person, work environment. Your instructors are senior-level developers who share their knowledge and practices to enter the field at an advanced level. - Be supported as an individual by teaching assistants and career coaching. A low instructional staff to student ratio of 6 to 1 means you have access to the guidance and help you need to successfully complete our rigorous training. Get prepared and ready to network and connect with the companies that interest you and need your technical skills and experiences. - Get more out of your code school. Go beyond online and video-based programs to launch your career at an accelerated level. With an average starting salary of $75k, our graduates earn 25%-50% more than other schools. - Develop Apps in AppLab. Alchemy helps Portland entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life by developing Apps for them. Graduates get paid to create them and add real project experience to their resume.

Call 503.445.4575 or email [email protected] with any questions!

Visit our blog to learn more about our program and where our graduates go to work: https://www.alchemycodelab.com/blog Visit Course Report for reviews: https://www.coursereport.com/schools/alchemy-code-lab Visit SwitchUp for reviews: https://www.switchup.org/bootcamps/alchemy-code-lab

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Thursday
Oct 17
Open House for Potential Students Interested in Becoming a Software Developer
Alchemy Code Lab

Interested in becoming a software developer and learning to code?

If so, we invite you to join us any Thursday at 12:30PM to learn more about our program, meet our staff and see our program in action. We offer the most in depth, professional software development program in town and graduates go on to secure roles at a median salary of $75k, and an average of $82k. Everything we teach is done in person by senior software engineers, and every student gets personalized career coaching. We strongly embrace diversity and inclusion, and we are the only Portland only school.

ABOUT ALCHEMY CODE LAB: - Learn from industry professionals. Experience the real world practice of software development in an immersive, in-person, work environment. Your instructors are senior-level developers who share their knowledge and practices to enter the field at an advanced level. - Be supported as an individual by teaching assistants and career coaching. A low instructional staff to student ratio of 6 to 1 means you have access to the guidance and help you need to successfully complete our rigorous training. Get prepared and ready to network and connect with the companies that interest you and need your technical skills and experiences. - Get more out of your code school. Go beyond online and video-based programs to launch your career at an accelerated level. With an average starting salary of $75k, our graduates earn 25%-50% more than other schools. - Develop Apps in AppLab. Alchemy helps Portland entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life by developing Apps for them. Graduates get paid to create them and add real project experience to their resume.

Call 503.445.4575 or email [email protected] with any questions!

Visit our blog to learn more about our program and where our graduates go to work: https://www.alchemycodelab.com/blog Visit Course Report for reviews: https://www.coursereport.com/schools/alchemy-code-lab Visit SwitchUp for reviews: https://www.switchup.org/bootcamps/alchemy-code-lab

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Thursday
Oct 24
Open House for Potential Students Interested in Becoming a Software Developer
Alchemy Code Lab

Interested in becoming a software developer and learning to code?

If so, we invite you to join us any Thursday at 12:30PM to learn more about our program, meet our staff and see our program in action. We offer the most in depth, professional software development program in town and graduates go on to secure roles at a median salary of $75k, and an average of $82k. Everything we teach is done in person by senior software engineers, and every student gets personalized career coaching. We strongly embrace diversity and inclusion, and we are the only Portland only school.

ABOUT ALCHEMY CODE LAB: - Learn from industry professionals. Experience the real world practice of software development in an immersive, in-person, work environment. Your instructors are senior-level developers who share their knowledge and practices to enter the field at an advanced level. - Be supported as an individual by teaching assistants and career coaching. A low instructional staff to student ratio of 6 to 1 means you have access to the guidance and help you need to successfully complete our rigorous training. Get prepared and ready to network and connect with the companies that interest you and need your technical skills and experiences. - Get more out of your code school. Go beyond online and video-based programs to launch your career at an accelerated level. With an average starting salary of $75k, our graduates earn 25%-50% more than other schools. - Develop Apps in AppLab. Alchemy helps Portland entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life by developing Apps for them. Graduates get paid to create them and add real project experience to their resume.

Call 503.445.4575 or email [email protected] with any questions!

Visit our blog to learn more about our program and where our graduates go to work: https://www.alchemycodelab.com/blog Visit Course Report for reviews: https://www.coursereport.com/schools/alchemy-code-lab Visit SwitchUp for reviews: https://www.switchup.org/bootcamps/alchemy-code-lab

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Thursday
Oct 31
Open House for Potential Students Interested in Becoming a Software Developer
Alchemy Code Lab

Interested in becoming a software developer and learning to code?

If so, we invite you to join us any Thursday at 12:30PM to learn more about our program, meet our staff and see our program in action. We offer the most in depth, professional software development program in town and graduates go on to secure roles at a median salary of $75k, and an average of $82k. Everything we teach is done in person by senior software engineers, and every student gets personalized career coaching. We strongly embrace diversity and inclusion, and we are the only Portland only school.

ABOUT ALCHEMY CODE LAB: - Learn from industry professionals. Experience the real world practice of software development in an immersive, in-person, work environment. Your instructors are senior-level developers who share their knowledge and practices to enter the field at an advanced level. - Be supported as an individual by teaching assistants and career coaching. A low instructional staff to student ratio of 6 to 1 means you have access to the guidance and help you need to successfully complete our rigorous training. Get prepared and ready to network and connect with the companies that interest you and need your technical skills and experiences. - Get more out of your code school. Go beyond online and video-based programs to launch your career at an accelerated level. With an average starting salary of $75k, our graduates earn 25%-50% more than other schools. - Develop Apps in AppLab. Alchemy helps Portland entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life by developing Apps for them. Graduates get paid to create them and add real project experience to their resume.

Call 503.445.4575 or email [email protected] with any questions!

Visit our blog to learn more about our program and where our graduates go to work: https://www.alchemycodelab.com/blog Visit Course Report for reviews: https://www.coursereport.com/schools/alchemy-code-lab Visit SwitchUp for reviews: https://www.switchup.org/bootcamps/alchemy-code-lab

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Thursday
Nov 7
Open House for Potential Students Interested in Becoming a Software Developer
Alchemy Code Lab

Interested in becoming a software developer and learning to code?

If so, we invite you to join us any Thursday at 12:30PM to learn more about our program, meet our staff and see our program in action. We offer the most in depth, professional software development program in town and graduates go on to secure roles at a median salary of $75k, and an average of $82k. Everything we teach is done in person by senior software engineers, and every student gets personalized career coaching. We strongly embrace diversity and inclusion, and we are the only Portland only school.

ABOUT ALCHEMY CODE LAB: - Learn from industry professionals. Experience the real world practice of software development in an immersive, in-person, work environment. Your instructors are senior-level developers who share their knowledge and practices to enter the field at an advanced level. - Be supported as an individual by teaching assistants and career coaching. A low instructional staff to student ratio of 6 to 1 means you have access to the guidance and help you need to successfully complete our rigorous training. Get prepared and ready to network and connect with the companies that interest you and need your technical skills and experiences. - Get more out of your code school. Go beyond online and video-based programs to launch your career at an accelerated level. With an average starting salary of $75k, our graduates earn 25%-50% more than other schools. - Develop Apps in AppLab. Alchemy helps Portland entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life by developing Apps for them. Graduates get paid to create them and add real project experience to their resume.

Call 503.445.4575 or email [email protected] with any questions!

Visit our blog to learn more about our program and where our graduates go to work: https://www.alchemycodelab.com/blog Visit Course Report for reviews: https://www.coursereport.com/schools/alchemy-code-lab Visit SwitchUp for reviews: https://www.switchup.org/bootcamps/alchemy-code-lab

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Thursday
Nov 14
Open House for Potential Students Interested in Becoming a Software Developer
Alchemy Code Lab

Interested in becoming a software developer and learning to code?

If so, we invite you to join us any Thursday at 12:30PM to learn more about our program, meet our staff and see our program in action. We offer the most in depth, professional software development program in town and graduates go on to secure roles at a median salary of $75k, and an average of $82k. Everything we teach is done in person by senior software engineers, and every student gets personalized career coaching. We strongly embrace diversity and inclusion, and we are the only Portland only school.

ABOUT ALCHEMY CODE LAB: - Learn from industry professionals. Experience the real world practice of software development in an immersive, in-person, work environment. Your instructors are senior-level developers who share their knowledge and practices to enter the field at an advanced level. - Be supported as an individual by teaching assistants and career coaching. A low instructional staff to student ratio of 6 to 1 means you have access to the guidance and help you need to successfully complete our rigorous training. Get prepared and ready to network and connect with the companies that interest you and need your technical skills and experiences. - Get more out of your code school. Go beyond online and video-based programs to launch your career at an accelerated level. With an average starting salary of $75k, our graduates earn 25%-50% more than other schools. - Develop Apps in AppLab. Alchemy helps Portland entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life by developing Apps for them. Graduates get paid to create them and add real project experience to their resume.

Call 503.445.4575 or email [email protected] with any questions!

Visit our blog to learn more about our program and where our graduates go to work: https://www.alchemycodelab.com/blog Visit Course Report for reviews: https://www.coursereport.com/schools/alchemy-code-lab Visit SwitchUp for reviews: https://www.switchup.org/bootcamps/alchemy-code-lab

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Monday
Oct 21
PDXWIT Presents: Volunteer Info Night
Alchemy Code Lab 30 Northwest 10th Avenue Portland, OR 97209

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-volunteer-info-night-tickets-62891285528] is required to gain entry to this event

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

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

Agenda:

6pm p.m. - Doors open

6:15 p.m. - Event begins

Introduce attendees to PDXWIT

Provide overview of:

PDXWIT Goals

Volunteer Program and Agreement

Different types of volunteer roles

Example of some of the regular teams

Highlight some upcoming volunteer needs

Answer questions

8 pm - Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes

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

A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: No onsite parking available but plenty of street parking.

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

A: The door to the building will be unlocked. Attendees should enter from our only entrance on 10th, across the street from Powell's and use the elevator or stairs to come to our space on the second floor.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: There are a few secured bike parking spots on the second floor

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes, the streetcar stops right in front of the building.

Q: Can I bring my dog?

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

Purpose:

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

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

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Thursday
Aug 29
#FullStackPDX : August : Critique
AltSource HQ

Tickets can be purchased at Meetup.com

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Thursday
Sep 26
#FullStackPDX : September : Critique
AltSource HQ

Tickets can be purchased at Meetup.com

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Thursday
Oct 24
#FullStackPDX : October : Critique
AltSource HQ

Tickets can be purchased at Meetup.com

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Thursday
Nov 14
#FullStackPDX : November : Critique
AltSource HQ

Tickets can be purchased at Meetup.com

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Thursday
Dec 5
#FullStackPDX : December : Critique
through AltSource HQ

Tickets can be purchased at Meetup.com

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Tuesday
Sep 17
PDXWIT Presents: September Happy Hour Networking Event
AltSource, Inc.

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-september-happy-hour-networking-event-tickets-66593413693] is required to gain entry to this event

Join us for happy hour at AltSource on September 17th.

In the tech industry, companies often tout all the “fun” benefits they offer to employees, but do those perks really matter to everyone? Yes, ping pong can be entertaining for a few minutes, and kombucha is great for your gut, but are these the types of benefits that make workspaces desirable for everyone? Let’s talk about it! This month’s theme will be: “Functional workspaces: from behavior to the needs of parents,” and to help get the networking flowing we will be using the conversation prompt: What’s something you need to make your workspace functional?

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

A representative from our host company AltSource will share what they do and what job opportunities are available at the company

Kristy LaFollette, Healthy Workplace Advocate at Health Equity Partners, will give the following lightning talk: Beyond Beer and Corn Hole: Workplace Change for Families

Torri Wright, Founder and CEO at Wright Behavior, will talk about Decoding The Language of Behavior

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

An Activity Table where people can get creative. This is a fantastic way to meet others if large groups are not your thing. If you have trouble finding it, look for Meg Aul, our Event Activities Director.

Table Topics to help break the ice.

A section for job seekers and those hiring, to ensure people get connected.

Agenda:

4:30 pm - Doors open

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

6:30 pm - Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes.

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

A: Yes, we will be providing food/drink and it will be clearly marked with the dietary restrictions.

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: We do have a few(10ish) free parking spaces onsite. There is street parking and neighborhood parking available (it’s easiest to find parking in the Ladd’s Addition neighborhood).

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

A: Enter through the main entrance, which faces Hawthorne and is across the street from Burgerville.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: Yes.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Either work, however there are multiple bus stops within a block of our building so public transportation is fairly easy.

Q: Can I bring my dog?

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

Purpose:

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

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

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Wednesday
Sep 4
PDXWIT Presents: How to Study for a Technical Interview
AWS Elemental

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-how-to-study-for-a-technical-interview-tickets-66692467967] is required to gain entry to this event

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

• Morning preparation, attire, mindset

• Preparation for the non-technical parts

• How to study for the coding interview

• How to execute the coding test

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

Agenda:

5:00 p.m. - Doors open

5:15 p.m. - Introduction

5:30 p.m. - Session begins

6:30 p.m. - Session ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: No.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes.

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

A:Yes, appetizers and nonalcoholic drinks will be provided.

Q: What is the parking situation?

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

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

A: The entrance for AWS Elemental is on SW Broadway, between Jefferson & Columbia, on the opposite side of the street from Raven & Rose.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: No secured bike parking available at this event.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

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

Q: Can I bring my dog?

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

Purpose:

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

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

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Thursday
Aug 29
Ruby Coworking
Case Study Coffee

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

Friday
Oct 4
Camp Smalltalk
through Ctrl-H / PDX Hackerspace

The Pacific Northwest Smalltalk crew would like to invite you to Camp Smalltalk PDX this October. Join us in beautiful Portland, Oregon for a memorable weekend.

There is no set schedule as of now. Likely topics include:

  • Smalltalk on iOS and Android
  • Web Frameworks
  • GemStone OODB
  • Virtual machine implementations
  • Data processing applications
  • Language design

If you are curious about Smalltalk, learn from the experts. If you are an expert, influence the future generation of Smalltalkers!

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Wednesday
Aug 28
PDWIT // WeWork Labs Open Work Day
Custom House/WeWork

WeWork Labs is opening their doors for the PDXWIT community for a day of open co-working. If you are a founder or looking to start your own business you are welcome to spend the day learning more about the resources available to help you grow your business.

WeWork Labs is The We Company’s global platform for early-stage startups and forward-thinking enterprise companies. We empower inventive humans and organizations to impact the present and influence the future.

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Friday
Oct 4
2020 Portland Startup Week Kickoff Celebration
Custom House/WeWork

Join your community in a new type of conference that builds momentum and opportunity around entrepreneurship, led by entrepreneurs and hosted in the entrepreneurial spaces you love. Startup Week is a reflection of your hard work and your community's unique entrepreneurial identity.

For this event we will celebrate the upcoming Portland Startup Week happening April 6-10, 2020 by kicking off and opening up submissions to the general public. We will have speakers, showcase some of the local startups, and you'll get a chance to network with other founders in the community.

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Thursday
Sep 5
10th Annual PDX TechCrawl
Downtown Portland

Don't miss the 10th Anniversary of Portland's biggest tech event on Thursday Sept 5th, 2019!

Join over 3,000 TechCrawlers for one evening as they eat and drink their way to various PDX tech companies! Food, drinks, fun tech offices and great networking await.

Don't just RSVP on Meetup.. Buy your TechCrawl tickets here - http://bit.ly/2RAXUa7

$5.00 - Early Bird Price thru July 14, 2019 $10.00 - Thru September 4, 2019 $15.00 - Pay at the Event

Get your ticket now! http://bit.ly/2RAXUa7

After you've paid, your name will be placed on the paid list. On the day of the crawl, line up in the "Paid" line to receive your map and TechCrawl pass. Those paying at the event will line up in the "Unpaid" line to receive your map and TechCrawl pass.

Registration gets you: * Map of all the open house locations * Free drinks * Free food * Access to The Newmark after party at On Deck Sports Bar * YOUR NEW DREAM JOB!

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Tuesday
Sep 3
PDXWIT Presents: Get Hired Up!
through Expensify

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-get-hired-up-tickets-65986059079] is required to gain entry to this event

Looking for a job in tech? Join PDXWIT for an evening dedicated to helping you find your next job. You get what you put in, so come prepared to share with copies of your resume. When you register, let us know what you need most right now.

  • Resume review
  • Mock Interviews
  • Portfolio review
  • Q&A with recruiters

We’ll have a short presentation to negotiate effectively for promotions and raises. Led by Elizabeth Robillard, VP of Business Development at Usermind (www.usermind.com) and principal of consultancy at Negotiating at Work (www.negotiatingatwork.com) for practical advice on how to negotiate for yourself more effectively. Whether you are looking for new opportunities, a promotion or a raise, this brief talk will offer some concrete strategies on how to reach your goals.

We’re also looking for volunteers to participate in the resume and portfolio reviews, as well as the mock interviews. If you’re interested, please select “Volunteer” in the registration process. If you are volunteering and would also like to participate in the event, please only register once so we have an accurate headcount.

Agenda: 4:30 p.m. - Doors open, reviews begin 5:15 p.m - Introductions (PDXWIT, host, etc.) 5:20 p.m. - Short presentation with Q&A 5:40 p.m. - Reviews continue 6:30 p.m. - Event ends

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

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: All the floors are ADA compliant and the space is accessible via an elevator, but the building elevators are not up to ADA code (wheel in and turn around).

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

Q: What is the parking situation? A: There is no onsite parking.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: The main entrance to the building is on SW 5th Ave.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: Yes

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes, attendees are strongly encouraged to use public transportation.

Q: Can I bring my dog? A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home. Please note there may be office pets present at this event.

Purpose:

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

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

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Thursday
Aug 29
BSD Pizza Night
Flying Pie Pizzeria - Lake Oswego

A meeting of folks interested in BSD operating systems and related technologies to get together, eat pizza, drink beer, and talk about what interesting things have been going on.

Monday
Sep 23
PDX Shopify Meetup - Develop a Brand Story to Maximize Conversions
Ford Food and Drink (SE 11th and Division)

Ever wonder why companies such as TOMS, Everlane and Cliff Bar are so successful? These brands have created a core brand story that is consistently supported throughout all of their communications be it on their website, email, social media, and more. By developing a brand story you can build a community of customers who resonate strongly with your brand message in order to maximize conversions.

Join us as Charlotte Chipperfield, Founder and Chief Storyteller of Chipperfield Media (https://chipperfieldmedia.com), walks us through how to develop our own brand story that resonates with our customers.

Falling in love with stories from a young age, Charlotte Chipperfield gravitated towards a career in marketing where brand stories can come alive. Having worked for both start-ups and national brands, Charlotte gained an in-depth understanding of digital marketing and especially fell in love with social media, a tool that allows any brand to connect with customers at any given moment of the day. In 2014, Charlotte founded Chipperfield Media and is a regular contributor to online marketing publications, having built a reputation as an expert thought leader and speaker in the digital marketing space.

Agenda 6:00pm - Arrival and networking 6:30pm - Presentation 7:15pm - Q&A 8:00pm - Event ends

FAQ Q: What’s the parking situation? A: Street parking is available around the neighborhood. DO NOT park on Division between 4-6pm as this is a no parking zone and parking is enforced. There are also nearby paid parking lots nearby: one behind the building and another on 10th north of Division.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes! Ford Food & Drink is near many buses including 2 and 70, 9, 17, and 19 are also nearby as well as the Clinton/SE 12th Orange Line Max stop.

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event? A: There will be some food and drink sponsored by CartHook (https://carthook.com). You will also be able to purchase food & drinks at the counter. Happy Hour at Ford Food & Drink is from 3-6pm. Feel free to come early to take advantage of their deals and enjoy their ambiance.

Q: Is there a Code of Conduct? A: Yes! If you are attending, organizing or speaking at our event, you are required to agree with our Code of Conduct (https://www.ilanadavis.com/pdx-shopify-meetup-code-of-conduct)

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Thursday
Aug 29
One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

Have a Computer Question? Book today for one-on-one tech help! Learn valuable computer skills, find answers to your questions, and get technical advice through an appointment with a Free Geek volunteer mentor. This is a free, volunteer-powered service. When registering, you must sign a release to participate.

Details and What to Bring: Please bring your device (laptop and power cord, or desktop tower only) and request an Equipment Pass when you arrive. Volunteers may be able to help with smartphones and tablets based on capacity.

What Can I Get Help With?

Using your Linux computer Running updates Installing software LibreOffice help Accessing and using the internet Troubleshoot a computer problem Start using privacy and safety tools like a password manager or VPN And more!

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One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

Have a Computer Question? Book today for one-on-one tech help! Learn valuable computer skills, find answers to your questions, and get technical advice through an appointment with a Free Geek volunteer mentor. This is a free, volunteer-powered service. When registering, you must sign a release to participate.

Details and What to Bring: Please bring your device (laptop and power cord, or desktop tower only) and request an Equipment Pass when you arrive. Volunteers may be able to help with smartphones and tablets based on capacity.

What Can I Get Help With?

Using your Linux computer Running updates Installing software LibreOffice help Accessing and using the internet Troubleshoot a computer problem Start using privacy and safety tools like a password manager or VPN And more!

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Tuesday
Sep 3
Graphic Design with GIMP
Free Geek

Join us for a graphic design workshop using an a free and open source software called GIMP. GIMP is a program similar to Photoshop. You can use this program to create posters and art, edit photos, and more.

Bring your questions -- there will be plenty of time for answers!

This class welcomes beginners and advanced users alike.

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Wednesday
Sep 4
Programming with Python 3
Free Geek

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

This class is part 3 of an introduction to programming concepts with Python, an easy-to-learn programming language.

In this class you will learn the basics of Object Oriented Programming with Python. Encapsulation, Inheritance, Polymorphism and other scary sounding terms will be demystified!

Recommended Prerequisites: Programming with Python 1 and Programming with Python 2

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One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

Have a Computer Question? Book today for one-on-one tech help! Learn valuable computer skills, find answers to your questions, and get technical advice through an appointment with a Free Geek volunteer mentor. This is a free, volunteer-powered service. When registering, you must sign a release to participate.

Details and What to Bring: Please bring your device (laptop and power cord, or desktop tower only) and request an Equipment Pass when you arrive. Volunteers may be able to help with smartphones and tablets based on capacity.

What Can I Get Help With?

Using your Linux computer Running updates Installing software LibreOffice help Accessing and using the internet Troubleshoot a computer problem Start using privacy and safety tools like a password manager or VPN And more!

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Thursday
Sep 5
One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

Have a Computer Question? Book today for one-on-one tech help! Learn valuable computer skills, find answers to your questions, and get technical advice through an appointment with a Free Geek volunteer mentor. This is a free, volunteer-powered service. When registering, you must sign a release to participate.

Details and What to Bring: Please bring your device (laptop and power cord, or desktop tower only) and request an Equipment Pass when you arrive. Volunteers may be able to help with smartphones and tablets based on capacity.

What Can I Get Help With?

Using your Linux computer Running updates Installing software LibreOffice help Accessing and using the internet Troubleshoot a computer problem Start using privacy and safety tools like a password manager or VPN And more!

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One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

Have a Computer Question? Book today for one-on-one tech help! Learn valuable computer skills, find answers to your questions, and get technical advice through an appointment with a Free Geek volunteer mentor. This is a free, volunteer-powered service. When registering, you must sign a release to participate.

Details and What to Bring: Please bring your device (laptop and power cord, or desktop tower only) and request an Equipment Pass when you arrive. Volunteers may be able to help with smartphones and tablets based on capacity.

What Can I Get Help With?

Using your Linux computer Running updates Installing software LibreOffice help Accessing and using the internet Troubleshoot a computer problem Start using privacy and safety tools like a password manager or VPN And more!

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Friday
Sep 6
Anatomy of a Computer -- Great for kids!
Free Geek

This workshop is an introduction to computer hardware. Students will identify basic components of a desktop and laptop computer, learn what role each part plays, and identify where those parts go inside the computer. Students learn what makes a computer “a computer” and a basic framework for computer safety and troubleshooting.

No prior knowledge is necessary.

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Saturday
Sep 7
Simple 3D Animation in Blender
Free Geek

Blender is a free, open source 3D creation suite. This class is an introduction to Blender. Learn how to navigate within Blender, create and edit simple 3D models, and add basic lighting to your art. Take this class as many times as you'd like. Bring a project—there will be plenty of time to work on it!

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Anatomy of a Computer -- Great for kids!
Free Geek

This workshop is an introduction to computer hardware. Students will identify basic components of a desktop and laptop computer, learn what role each part plays, and identify where those parts go inside the computer. Students learn what makes a computer “a computer” and a basic framework for computer safety and troubleshooting.

No prior knowledge is necessary.

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Tuesday
Sep 10
Command Line: File Management
Free Geek

People think that only wizards can type a bunch of letters into a single line and make stuff appear. In our File Management class, we want to show that you can do that too!

This class will teach you how directory entries and file information is handled.

Recommended Prerequisites: Command Line Basics

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Thursday
Sep 12
Programming with JavaScript 1
Free Geek

No prior experience in programming required!

This class is an introduction to the core concepts of programming using the JavaScript language. While we use JavaScript, the ideas learned in the class are transferable to all programming languages. By the end of this class, you will:

Understand key concepts in programming Understand what JavaScript is and how it is used Know where to go to learn more about JavaScript

Recommended Prerequisites: Web Development 1, typing skills

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Saturday
Sep 14
Social Media Privacy
Free Geek

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

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

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

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Anatomy of a Computer -- Great for kids!
Free Geek

This workshop is an introduction to computer hardware. Students will identify basic components of a desktop and laptop computer, learn what role each part plays, and identify where those parts go inside the computer. Students learn what makes a computer “a computer” and a basic framework for computer safety and troubleshooting.

No prior knowledge is necessary.

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Make a DJ Push Pad with Raspberry Pi
Free Geek

Space is limited! Please register only if you are committed to attending.

Become a DIY DJ with Raspberry Pi! Come tinker with us using the Raspberry Pi, a powerful open source micro-computer that is revolutionizing the DIY landscape. By writing code and building circuits, you will create and customize a simple DJ push pad (much like the controllers used to make electronic music).

All necessary equipment is provided for class, but if you'd like to take it home, you can purchase a kit at the Free Geek Store!

Recommended Prerequisites: Anatomy of a Computer (call 503-232-9350 to register)

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Sunday
Sep 15
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday
Sep 17
Graphic Design with GIMP
Free Geek

Join us for a graphic design workshop using an a free and open source software called GIMP. GIMP is a program similar to Photoshop. You can use this program to create posters and art, edit photos, and more.

Bring your questions -- there will be plenty of time for answers!

This class welcomes beginners and advanced users alike.

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Wednesday
Sep 18
Programming with Python 1
Free Geek

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

This class is an introduction to programming concepts with Python, an easy-to-learn programming language. Every class begins with the basics of what Python is and how to use it. After that we'll talk about computer science theory in an approachable way. Finally we'll have a lab where your questions can get answered and you can show off your projects.

No prior programming experience required. If you can type, you can program!

Recommended Follow-up: Programming with Python 2

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One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

Have a Computer Question? Book today for one-on-one tech help! Learn valuable computer skills, find answers to your questions, and get technical advice through an appointment with a Free Geek volunteer mentor. This is a free, volunteer-powered service. When registering, you must sign a release to participate.

Details and What to Bring: Please bring your device (laptop and power cord, or desktop tower only) and request an Equipment Pass when you arrive. Volunteers may be able to help with smartphones and tablets based on capacity.

What Can I Get Help With?

Using your Linux computer Running updates Installing software LibreOffice help Accessing and using the internet Troubleshoot a computer problem Start using privacy and safety tools like a password manager or VPN And more!

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One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

Have a Computer Question? Book today for one-on-one tech help! Learn valuable computer skills, find answers to your questions, and get technical advice through an appointment with a Free Geek volunteer mentor. This is a free, volunteer-powered service. When registering, you must sign a release to participate.

Details and What to Bring: Please bring your device (laptop and power cord, or desktop tower only) and request an Equipment Pass when you arrive. Volunteers may be able to help with smartphones and tablets based on capacity.

What Can I Get Help With?

Using your Linux computer Running updates Installing software LibreOffice help Accessing and using the internet Troubleshoot a computer problem Start using privacy and safety tools like a password manager or VPN And more!

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Thursday
Sep 19
One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

Have a Computer Question? Book today for one-on-one tech help! Learn valuable computer skills, find answers to your questions, and get technical advice through an appointment with a Free Geek volunteer mentor. This is a free, volunteer-powered service. When registering, you must sign a release to participate.

Details and What to Bring: Please bring your device (laptop and power cord, or desktop tower only) and request an Equipment Pass when you arrive. Volunteers may be able to help with smartphones and tablets based on capacity.

What Can I Get Help With?

Using your Linux computer Running updates Installing software LibreOffice help Accessing and using the internet Troubleshoot a computer problem Start using privacy and safety tools like a password manager or VPN And more!

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One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

Have a Computer Question? Book today for one-on-one tech help! Learn valuable computer skills, find answers to your questions, and get technical advice through an appointment with a Free Geek volunteer mentor. This is a free, volunteer-powered service. When registering, you must sign a release to participate.

Details and What to Bring: Please bring your device (laptop and power cord, or desktop tower only) and request an Equipment Pass when you arrive. Volunteers may be able to help with smartphones and tablets based on capacity.

What Can I Get Help With?

Using your Linux computer Running updates Installing software LibreOffice help Accessing and using the internet Troubleshoot a computer problem Start using privacy and safety tools like a password manager or VPN And more!

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Friday
Sep 20
One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

Have a Computer Question? Book today for one-on-one tech help! Learn valuable computer skills, find answers to your questions, and get technical advice through an appointment with a Free Geek volunteer mentor. This is a free, volunteer-powered service. When registering, you must sign a release to participate.

Details and What to Bring: Please bring your device (laptop and power cord, or desktop tower only) and request an Equipment Pass when you arrive. Volunteers may be able to help with smartphones and tablets based on capacity.

What Can I Get Help With?

Using your Linux computer Running updates Installing software LibreOffice help Accessing and using the internet Troubleshoot a computer problem Start using privacy and safety tools like a password manager or VPN And more!

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One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

Have a Computer Question? Book today for one-on-one tech help! Learn valuable computer skills, find answers to your questions, and get technical advice through an appointment with a Free Geek volunteer mentor. This is a free, volunteer-powered service. When registering, you must sign a release to participate.

Details and What to Bring: Please bring your device (laptop and power cord, or desktop tower only) and request an Equipment Pass when you arrive. Volunteers may be able to help with smartphones and tablets based on capacity.

What Can I Get Help With?

Using your Linux computer Running updates Installing software LibreOffice help Accessing and using the internet Troubleshoot a computer problem Start using privacy and safety tools like a password manager or VPN And more!

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Anatomy of a Computer -- Great for kids!
Free Geek

This workshop is an introduction to computer hardware. Students will identify basic components of a desktop and laptop computer, learn what role each part plays, and identify where those parts go inside the computer. Students learn what makes a computer “a computer” and a basic framework for computer safety and troubleshooting.

No prior knowledge is necessary.

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Saturday
Sep 21
Digital Privacy Primer
Free Geek

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

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One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

Have a Computer Question? Book today for one-on-one tech help! Learn valuable computer skills, find answers to your questions, and get technical advice through an appointment with a Free Geek volunteer mentor. This is a free, volunteer-powered service. When registering, you must sign a release to participate.

Details and What to Bring: Please bring your device (laptop and power cord, or desktop tower only) and request an Equipment Pass when you arrive. Volunteers may be able to help with smartphones and tablets based on capacity.

What Can I Get Help With?

Using your Linux computer Running updates Installing software LibreOffice help Accessing and using the internet Troubleshoot a computer problem Start using privacy and safety tools like a password manager or VPN And more!

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One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

Have a Computer Question? Book today for one-on-one tech help! Learn valuable computer skills, find answers to your questions, and get technical advice through an appointment with a Free Geek volunteer mentor. This is a free, volunteer-powered service. When registering, you must sign a release to participate.

Details and What to Bring: Please bring your device (laptop and power cord, or desktop tower only) and request an Equipment Pass when you arrive. Volunteers may be able to help with smartphones and tablets based on capacity.

What Can I Get Help With?

Using your Linux computer Running updates Installing software LibreOffice help Accessing and using the internet Troubleshoot a computer problem Start using privacy and safety tools like a password manager or VPN And more!

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One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

Have a Computer Question? Book today for one-on-one tech help! Learn valuable computer skills, find answers to your questions, and get technical advice through an appointment with a Free Geek volunteer mentor. This is a free, volunteer-powered service. When registering, you must sign a release to participate.

Details and What to Bring: Please bring your device (laptop and power cord, or desktop tower only) and request an Equipment Pass when you arrive. Volunteers may be able to help with smartphones and tablets based on capacity.

What Can I Get Help With?

Using your Linux computer Running updates Installing software LibreOffice help Accessing and using the internet Troubleshoot a computer problem Start using privacy and safety tools like a password manager or VPN And more!

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Tuesday
Sep 24
Intro to Shell Scripting
Free Geek

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

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Thursday
Sep 26
One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

Have a Computer Question? Book today for one-on-one tech help! Learn valuable computer skills, find answers to your questions, and get technical advice through an appointment with a Free Geek volunteer mentor. This is a free, volunteer-powered service. When registering, you must sign a release to participate.

Details and What to Bring: Please bring your device (laptop and power cord, or desktop tower only) and request an Equipment Pass when you arrive. Volunteers may be able to help with smartphones and tablets based on capacity.

What Can I Get Help With?

Using your Linux computer Running updates Installing software LibreOffice help Accessing and using the internet Troubleshoot a computer problem Start using privacy and safety tools like a password manager or VPN And more!

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One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

Have a Computer Question? Book today for one-on-one tech help! Learn valuable computer skills, find answers to your questions, and get technical advice through an appointment with a Free Geek volunteer mentor. This is a free, volunteer-powered service. When registering, you must sign a release to participate.

Details and What to Bring: Please bring your device (laptop and power cord, or desktop tower only) and request an Equipment Pass when you arrive. Volunteers may be able to help with smartphones and tablets based on capacity.

What Can I Get Help With?

Using your Linux computer Running updates Installing software LibreOffice help Accessing and using the internet Troubleshoot a computer problem Start using privacy and safety tools like a password manager or VPN And more!

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Friday
Sep 27
Anatomy of a Computer -- Great for kids!
Free Geek

This workshop is an introduction to computer hardware. Students will identify basic components of a desktop and laptop computer, learn what role each part plays, and identify where those parts go inside the computer. Students learn what makes a computer “a computer” and a basic framework for computer safety and troubleshooting.

No prior knowledge is necessary.

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Saturday
Sep 28
Making a Movie
Free Geek

Are you an aspiring filmmaker? Are you interested in free, open source filmmaking software?

Take a journey through the process of making a movie from the first stages of planning all the way through editing and adding in sound effects! This class gives you an overview of the various programs that will help you make your own movie and offers some quick tips using them.

This class will provide you with video and audio samples to get hands-on practice with programs like Audacity for audio editing, Kdenlive for film editing, Fountain for screenwriting, and Storyboarder for storyboarding!

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Sunday
Oct 20
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

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Sunday
Nov 17
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

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Sunday
Dec 15
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

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Monday
Aug 26
Galois Tech Talk – Cellularization: A Game Theoretic Perspective
Galois Inc, 421 SW 6th Ave. Suite 300, Portland, OR, USA, (3rd floor of the Commonwealth building)

Abstract: My talk will present a distributed secure architecture for “cellularization,” a process in which utilities of the players are aligned by credible/non-credible threats. The proposed solution relies on a novel decentralized permissionless cyber-physical architecture that enables players to participate in Information-Asymmetric (Signaling) games, where deception is tamed by costly signaling, formal verification and zero-knowledge cryptography. The signaling, in order to remain honest (e.g., separating), may also involve asymmetric cryptography, crypto-tokens and distributed ledgers. Here, we will present a rough sketch of the architecture and the protocols it involves. Mathematical and computational analyses will appear in a companion paper.

Speaker: Professor Bud Mishra, Courant Institute

Bio: Professor Bud Mishra: An educator, an inventor as well as a mentor to technologists, entrepreneurs and scientists. Prof. Mishra founded the NYU/Courant Bioinformatics Group, a multi-disciplinary group working on research at the interface of computer science, applied mathematics, biology, biomedicine and bio/nano-technologies as well as Tandon-Online program on Bioinformatics Engineering.

Prof. Mishra has industrial experience in Computer and Data Science (aiNexusLab, ATTAP, behold.ai, brainiad, Genesis Media, Pypestream, and Tartan Laboratories), Finance (Instadat, Pattern Recognition Fund, Prospero.ai and Tudor Investment), Robotics and Bio- and Nanotechnologies (Abraxis, Bioarrays, InSilico, MRTech, OpGen and Seqster). He is the author of a textbook on algorithmic algebra and more than two hundred archived publications. He has advised and mentored more than 35 graduate students and post-docs in the areas of computer science, robotics and control engineering, applied mathematics, finance, biology and medicine.

He holds 23 issued and 21 pending patents in areas ranging over robotics, model checking, intrusion detection, cyber security, emergency response, disaster management, data analysis, biotechnology, nanotechnology, genome mapping and sequencing, mutation calling, cancer biology, fintech, adtech, internet architecture and linguistics.

Prof. Mishra’s pioneering work includes: first application of model checking to hardware verification; first robotics technologies for grasping, reactive grippers and work holding; first single molecule genotype/haplotype mapping technology (Optical Mapping); first analysis of copy number variants with a segmentation algorithm, first whole-genome haplotype assembly technology (SUTTA), first clinical-genomic variant/base calling technology (TotalRecaller), first single-molecule single cell nanomapping technology, first non-invasive liquid-biopsy technology, etc.

Prof. Mishra is currently a professor of computer science and mathematics at NYU’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, professor of engineering at NYUs Tandon School of engineering, professor of human genetics at MSSM Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, visiting scholar in quantitative biology at CSHL Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and a professor of cell biology at NYU SoM School of Medicine. Prof. Mishra has a degree in Science from Utkal University, in Electronics and Communication Engineering from IIT, Kharagpur, and MS and PhD degrees in Computer Science from Carnegie-Mellon University. He is a fellow of IEEE, ACM, AAAS and EAI, a fellow of National Academy of Inventors (NAI), a Distinguished Alumnus of IIT (Kharagpur), and an NYSTAR Distinguished Professor.

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Friday
Sep 27
2019 Cre8con - Portland Creative Conference
Gerding Theater at the Armory

Cre8con, the Portland Creative Conference, is an exploration and celebration of the creative process across all creative industries. Our 2019 Speakers have won major industry awards including Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, Tony, Clio, and Eisner. Bring your team or just bring yourself–either way you won’t leave the same as you arrived. You’ll be inspired and motivated in new ways, viewing your world with a fresh perspective. We feature presentations from leading creatives who take you inside their creative process and talk about their projects, problems, influences and inspirations.

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Wednesday
Sep 18
Founders Live PDX
GRAYBOX

75 FREE TICKETS through Friday, August 23rd. After that, admission is $10 which includes food and drink.

Founders Live is an unforgettable happy hour competition sweeping the globe where up to five handpicked companies take the hot seat, with only 99 seconds to pitch their company and describe their value proposition in front of an eager audience. After the pitches and audience Q&A, the crowd will vote on a winner who will not only receive an award, but recognition from the crowd and also the opportunity to talk more about their product or service. So bring your friends and coworkers, grab some food and drink, get to know your local entrepreneurs and vote for what you think will be the next big thing... built in Portland.

Here's how it all goes down: https://www.zenergyfilms.com/portfolio-founders-live-promotional-video/

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Sunday
Sep 8
The Social Pitch
Hatch Innovation

Applications are due by June 10th!

The next Social Pitch is on September 8th!

The Social Pitch provides emerging social entrepreneurs with an opportunity to receive funding and engage the community with their projects. It is an alternative funding model for community good.

In person attendee: Your ticket price gets you a delicious bowl of soup and a vote. At the end of the afternoon, after hearing the presentations and a short Q&A session with the do-good entrepreneurs, ballots are counted, and prizes are awarded. Remote attendee: Your ticket price gets you a vote. At the end of the afternoon, after watching the presentations and a short Q&A session with the do-good entrepreneurs, your votes via our Facebook poll will be counted, and prizes will be awarded.

What funds the cash prizes? One hundred percent of the ticket revenue goes to funding the Cash Prizes. Your money goes directly to supporting an amazing community project or social enterprise! Thank you!

How does it work?

  1. People with great, early-stage ideas (projects or startups) that will provide lasting benefit to our community submit applications, and we pick five of them to present their ideas.
  2. Then, community members buy tickets to attend—whether in-person or via Facebook Live tickets—with each ticket granting the attendee a vote. If you’re an in-person attendee, you also get to enjoy freshly-baked bread and a bowl of soup brought to you by SoupCycle!
  3. After the five presentations, the attendees vote, and all of the votes are tallied. The presenter with the most votes wins the cash prize!

Beyond the cash prize (everyone is a Winner.) Each presenter receives:

  • Cash Prizes from ticket revenue of The Social Pitch and business service prizes (such as marketing or tech support)
  • Your own custom-made promotional video to use to promote your project (value: $500)
  • Pitch Clinic (value: $50)
  • Up to 30 days of On-Demand membership at HatchLab PDX (value: $675)
  • Plus, the experience and networking the finalists gain from being a part of this program and community (value: priceless)

More info! https://hatchthefuture.org/the-social-pitch/ https://hatchthefuture.org/the-social-pitch/the-social-pitch-faqs/

Please submit here! https://hatchthefuture.org/the-social-pitch/tsp-application/

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Wednesday
Aug 28
Bridge City Entrepreneurs | Imagination as a Practice
Hatch Lab PDX,

Join us for this month's networking event and workshop presentation on "Imagination as a Practice" with imagination professional, Corey Pressman. We just ask for $5 at the door or online to help cover basic costs (free for HatchLab members).

At Bridge City Entrepreneurs, we explore topics and learn insights from each other to help our businesses thrive. We begin with a speed networking exercise allowing everyone to shake hands and get to know one another's businesses. Then attendees get the chance to hear from a presenting speaker who will share their business expertise. The group will be encouraged to ask questions, voice their challenges and participate in helpful discussions.

This month’s topic will be “Imagination as a Practice” featuring Corey Pressman. He is a polymath, a visual artist, a cooking instructor, a published poet and science fiction writer, TV personality, and business person. Corey will share his insight from a long career of helping people find their purpose through clarity and creativity. His organization, Intangible has built a framework that provides a simple means to leverage the arts and humanities, collaborative brainstorming, and intentional mind wandering. See more about Corey here.

This meeting in intended for entrepreneurs and business owners looking to connect with other local businesses. We're confident that everyone will find value and enjoy building community. Learn more about Bridge City Entrepreneurs on our website or get involved in our Facebook Group today. please note Portions of this event will be filmed. If you do not wish to appear on camera, please let us know.

A note about arriving Please make sure that you're parked in an appropriate zone. We will ask that everyone will check in with us at the front.

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Wednesday
Sep 25
Bridge City Entrepreneurs | The Purpose-Driven Business Movement
Hatch Lab PDX,

Join us for this month's networking event and panel discussion presentation on "The Purpose-Driven Portland Business Movement" with representatives from B-Local PDX, Benefit Corporations for Good, Conscious Capitalism, and Mighty Epiphyte We ask for $10 at the door or online (free for HatchLab members), all profits will be donated to SOLVE for this evening.

At Bridge City Entrepreneurs, we explore topics and learn insights from each other to help our businesses thrive. We begin with a speed networking exercise allowing everyone to shake hands and get to know one another's businesses. Then attendees get the chance to hear from a presenting speaker who will share their business expertise. The group will be encouraged to ask questions, voice their challenges and participate in helpful discussions.

This month's topic will be "The Purpose-Driven Portland Business Movement". We will spend a majority portion of the event with an engaging panel discussion between some local organizations that are making a big impact on the socially conscious business world through community outreach and certification programs, B Local PDX, Conscious Capitalism, Mighty Epiphyte, and Benefit Corporations for Good. This discussion will be led by Amy Powell with Business on Purpose and will cover a range of topics on strides being made to help our city and our world through ethical business practices.

This meeting in intended for entrepreneurs and business owners looking to connect with other local businesses. We're confident that everyone will find value and enjoy building community. Learn more about Bridge City Entrepreneurs on our website or get involved in our Facebook Group today please note Portions of this event will be filmed. If you do not wish to appear on camera, please let us know.

A note about arriving Please make sure that you're parked in an appropriate zone. We will ask that everyone will check in with us at the front.

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Monday
Aug 26
UX Happy Hour - August
Hawthorne Asylum Food Truck Pod

Join us for another night of meeting new friends and chill design conversations over food and drinks. Your hosts are Rachel Glaves and Leo LaCroix, both local UX designers. Welcome! We hope you swing by and say hi.

Venue note: for summer we're meeting at the food cart pod at 11th and SE Madison. We'll be in the west area of the pod with the covered picnic tables, behind most of the food trucks. The pod has a beer cart and many food options - come enjoy dinner with us!

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Friday
Sep 13
VertueLab Impact Summit 2019 (#VIS19), Presented by OEN & VertueLab
Leftbank Annex

THE CLOCK IS TICKING. To make the technology leaps needed to reverse the climate crisis in the time available to us, we need to connect and collaborate with those who share our inspiration to accelerate climate solutions.

VIS2019 is about learning, inspiring, networking, sharing ideas, and shaping our future. We convene a diverse audience of business leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, partners, corporates, university researchers, students and scientists—who have the common goal of accelerating solutions to environmental challenges.

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Tuesday
Sep 24
Women Who Code Portland - Design Study Night: Designing Augmented Reality Experiences with Torch
moovel North America - Portland

🎨 Designing Augmented Reality Experiences with Torch

The field of AR/VR/XR is growing rapidly, and Kami Karras will help you dip your toes in. Kami will share her spatial design process and examples of augmented reality (AR) projects built with the free Torch iOS app (https://www.torch.app/download). Be sure to bring an ARKit-available device (iPhone 6S and later, iPad 2017 and later) if you would like to follow along with Kami as she live-builds an AR experience.

⏰ Agenda

5:30-5:45 - Check-in + Grab food 5:45-6:00 - Welcome from WWCode Portland + Moovel 6:00-7:00 - Designing in Augmented Reality with Torch 7:00-7:30 - Closing Remarks

👩🏽 About our Speaker

Trained as both designer and engineer, it's not very surprising Kami Karras landed in between those worlds and found herself working in AR. After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Portland's Pacific Northwest College of Art, Kami pursued her love of code at Hackbright Academy, an engineering school for women in the Bay Area. She now works at Torch (https://www.torch.app/) building AR experiences and educating others on how to build these experiences. Kami strives to inspire the world with the potential of AR and encourages everyone to play with the emerging technology while it's still young.

👩🏽‍💻 About Women Who Code

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

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Monday
Sep 9
PDXRust Meetup
Mozilla

[Note unusual date: this is the second Monday of September, not the usual first Wednesday!]

Sometimes programming Rust can feel like serious business. Let's reject the absurdity of the real world and slip into solipsism with generative art. How does Rust hold up as a paint brush? And what can we learn when our fantasy worlds bleed back into reality?

Nick Fitzgerald will lead us on a tour of his explorations of the world of generative art. There may even be some live art improv with audience participation, and a live plotter demo!

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Sunday
Sep 8
Enterprise Blockchain Camp PDX 2019
NedSpace

Enterprise Blockchain Camp is a participant driven event bringing together people focused in the application of distributed ledgers in business and government. The event is taking place Sunday, September 8th from 9 AM - 5:30 PM. Open space "Unconference” events provide a venue for the attendees to drive the content of the event. Attendees will meet and greet, post subjects for talk/session/demo/facilitated and then break out during the six session blocks. Meals are provided and special diets will be accommodated to the extent possible.

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Wednesday
Oct 9
Portland OWASP - Threat Modeling in 2019 with Adam Shostack
New Relic

Attacks always get better, so your threat modeling needs to evolve. Learn what's new and important in threat modeling in 2019. Computers that are things are subject to different threats, and systems face new threats from voice cloning and computational propaganda and the growing importance of threats “at the human layer.” Take home actionable ways to ensure your security engineering is up to date.

Speaker: Adam Shostack Adam is a leading expert on threat modeling, and a consultant, entrepreneur, technologist, author and game designer. He's a member of the BlackHat Review Board, and helped create the CVE and many other things. He currently helps many organizations improve their security via Shostack & Associates, and advises startups including as a Mach37 Star Mentor. While at Microsoft, he drove the Autorun fix into Windows Update, was the lead designer of the SDL Threat Modeling Tool v3 and created the "Elevation of Privilege" game. Adam is the author of Threat Modeling: Designing for Security, and the co-author of The New School of Information Security.

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Friday
Oct 4
Biomedical Innovation: Commercialization Readiness Program (BIP Corp)
through OHSU Southwest Waterfront

The Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute (OCTRI) is pleased to announce that BIP Corp (Biomedical Commercialization Readiness Program) is now accepting applications for the fall 2019 cohort. Formerly fastPACE, this 4-week experiential course brings together experts from within OHSU and from the business community to teach the foundational components needed to bring an idea to market. Participants will graduate with a competitive pitch and business case that should attract collaborators, investors, and further research opportunities.

Designed for busy clinical and research scientists, course content works within your schedule and is open to all life scientists with early-stage ideas regardless of experience or desired outcome (read: exit strategy or desire to become an entrepreneur). This course is appropriate for individuals or teams of researchers, clinicians, faculty, students, and industry scientists with early stage ideas. BIP Corp instructors are experts from across the bioscience industry and academia with experience bringing healthcare technologies and therapeutics to market.

BIP Corp runs October 4 – November 1. Accepting applications through Sept 20 (https://is.gd/BIPCorp).

Please contact Melissa Mudd ([email protected]) for more information.

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Tuesday
Aug 27
Women Who Code Portland - Tech Stories: Women Sharing Their Journeys with Martha Valenta
online

🎉 Tech Stories: Women Sharing Their Journeys

Women Who Code Portland and LaunchCode are thrilled to present a cross-country online series focused on women in tech exchanging stories, building connections, and supporting each other in their careers. The series will be called "Tech Stories: Women Sharing Their Journeys" and it will take place the last Tuesday of the month.

Each session will feature a conversation with a woman in a senior tech role. Our speakers will talk openly about their current role, their journey, and what their day-to-day work lives are like. We will alternate speakers from the Portland and St Louis communities.

➡️➡️➡️ Join the Zoom call: https://zoom.us/j/4266077134 ⬅️⬅️⬅️

⏰ Agenda

4:00 – 4:05 PM – Intros from WWCode Portland and LaunchCode 4:05 – 4:25 PM – Our speaker shares her tech journey 4:25 – 4:45 PM – Q&A from the audience

👩🏽 Our Speaker

Martha has been a Human-Centered Design consultant for the past 15 years, with a focus on the financial industry. She has collaborated on strategy, experience, and interaction design with business stakeholders, development teams, and users to create or improve processes and experiences. She is the President of the St. Louis Experience Design organization (STLX) and occasionally teaches UX at LaunchCode's CoderGirl. An artist advocate and prolific painter in her free time, she recently founded I Need That Art, where she connects artists with buyers. Martha is presently a Human-Centered Design Lead at 1904labs.

👩🏽‍💻 About Women Who Code

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

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Tuesday
Nov 19
DigiMarCon World 2019 - Digital Marketing Conference
through Online

DigiMarCon World 2019 is your chance to ... - Hear from some of the most audacious and thought provoking speakers in the digital marketing industry. - Gain insight into emerging strategies, the latest innovative technologies, and best practices to move your business to the next level. - Network with thought leaders, collaborate with your peers and build your network in a beautiful atmosphere.

DigiMarCon World 2019 Digital Marketing Conference & Exhibition will be held Online from November 19th to 21st, 2019, available live stream and on-demand. It is the largest Digital Marketing Event in the World and will be attended by thousands of Digital Marketing Professionals. Whatever your goal is; reinforcing customer loyalty, improving lead generation, increasing sales, or driving stronger consumer engagement, the DigiMarCon World 2019 line up has been specifically designed to help you develop your audience.

Immerse yourself in topics like digital strategy, programmatic advertising, web experience management, usability / design, mobile marketing & retargeting, customer engagement, user acquisition, social media marketing, targeting & optimization, video marketing, data science & big data, web analytics & A/B testing, email marketing, content marketing, conversion rate optimization, search engine optimization, paid search marketing, geo-targeting, predictive analysis & attribution, growth hacking, conversion rate optimization, growth marketing tools, marketing & sales automation, sustainable growth strategies, product marketing & UX / UI and much, much more!

At DigiMarCon World 2019, you will receive all the elements you need to achieve digital marketing success! Conventional thought will be challenged, new ways of thinking will emerge, and you will leave with your head and notebooks full of action items and ideas to lead your agency / team / account to even greater success.

Be a part of DigiMarCon World 2019 and discover how to thrive and succeed as a marketer in a rapidly evolving digital world.

Secure your seat now and take advantage of our discounted super early bird registration rates.

For more details visit https://digimarconworld.com. .

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Thursday
Sep 5
Accelerate Biotech & Digital Health Happy Hour
Oregon Bioscience Incubator (OBI) / OTRADI

Please join us for our July Accelerate Biotech & Digital Health PDX Happy Hour at the Oregon Bioscience Incubator (OBI) / OTRADI!

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

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

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Wednesday
Oct 2
Lunch & Learn: Funding for Women Entrepreneurs in Biotech
Oregon Bioscience Incubator (OBI) / OTRADI

Registration link coming soon.

Funding continues to lag for women entrepreneurs in Biotechnology.  As the largest women-owned intellectual property IP firm in the US, McCoy Russell LLP has been closely watching the participation of women as inventors.  The ability to protect innovation through patents is a key driver to obtaining funding, and statistics show that a significant gender gap still exists in both funding and inventorship even though the biotechnology industry has increased the number of women scientists.

The average women inventorship rate in the US is approximately 13% with Oregon ranking in the bottom one-third of US states. In the last decade, only 20% of inventors on patents assigned to universities and hospitals and only 15% of inventors on patents granted to public research organizations were women.  In addition, even when these applications are filed, data shows that USPTO examiners treat women inventors more harshly. A Yale study shows that women inventors had an 8.2% lower chance of obtaining a US patent where the names were clearly indicative of gender. 

While funding opportunities also remain scarce (45% less funding per Boston Consulting Group), investors supporting women entrepreneurs have found a higher average ROI (10% higher).

It is in this light that McCoy Russell has developed approaches to support organizations in enhancing women participation at all levels, including in brainstorming, invention submission, etc.  Because diversity leads to increased innovation, organizations can received significant valuation benefits in their portfolios.

Thursday
Nov 7
Accelerate Biotech & Digital Health Happy Hour
Oregon Bioscience Incubator (OBI) / OTRADI

Please join us for our July Accelerate Biotech & Digital Health PDX Happy Hour at the Oregon Bioscience Incubator (OBI) / OTRADI!

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

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

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Tuesday
Nov 12
Lunch & Learn: Awesome Studios with Dave Sanders
Oregon Bioscience Incubator (OBI) / OTRADI

Dave Sanders will come to speak about Awesome Studios.

Stay tuned for more information!

Thursday
Jan 9, 2020
Accelerate Biotech & Digital Health Happy Hour
Oregon Bioscience Incubator (OBI) / OTRADI

Please join us for our July Accelerate Biotech & Digital Health PDX Happy Hour at the Oregon Bioscience Incubator (OBI) / OTRADI!

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

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

Thursday
Mar 5, 2020
Accelerate Biotech & Digital Health Happy Hour
Oregon Bioscience Incubator (OBI) / OTRADI

Please join us for our July Accelerate Biotech & Digital Health PDX Happy Hour at the Oregon Bioscience Incubator (OBI) / OTRADI!

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

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

Thursday
May 7, 2020
Accelerate Biotech & Digital Health Happy Hour
Oregon Bioscience Incubator (OBI) / OTRADI

Please join us for our July Accelerate Biotech & Digital Health PDX Happy Hour at the Oregon Bioscience Incubator (OBI) / OTRADI!

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

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

Tuesday
Sep 10
DevOpsDays Portland
through Oregon Convention Center

DevOpsDays is a worldwide series of technical conferences covering topics of software development, IT infrastructure operations, and the intersection between them. Each event is entirely volunteer run and feature a combination of self-organized open space content and curated talks around automation, testing, security, and organizational culture.

We will have a half day of workshops on the 10th, followed by 2 days of talks and unconference-style open spaces including

Full length talks:

  • Gene Kim - The Unicorn Project And The Five Ideals
  • Kenzie Woodbridge - Everyone's a player (in a mid-90s MUD)
  • Thai Wood - Everything I know about incident response I learned on an ambulance
  • Andy Fleener - Here's your Pager, GLHF
  • Jennifer Davis - Prioritizing Trust while Creating Applications
  • Courtney Eckhardt - How to have an operational incident (a crash course)
  • Deepak Giridharagopal - The Dark Side of Scale
  • Dave Stanke - Continuous Integration Testing: Fully test your microservices application, early and often
  • Paige Bernier - Best Vends: The How and Why to befriend your vendors
  • Aaron Aldrich - Continuous Improvement: DevOps and Mental Illness

Ignites:

  • Allie Richards - Alice's Adventures in Devopsland
  • Matty Stratton - Hot Takes, Myths, And Other Falsehoods - Why Everyone Is Wrong About DevOps Except For Me
  • Ashina Sipiora - Negotiating your Next Job in Tech
  • Aaron Aldrich - Observability Observed
  • Dawn Parzych - 10 Things I Hate About DevOps
  • Josh Berkus - How Fast Was My Kubernetes?
  • Matt Busche - Web Performance - Where to start?
  • Jay Gordon - What I Learned From A Dress, an On-Call Nightmare
  • Laura Janusek - Get Your Poker Face On: How to Use Scrum Poker to Slay Project Estimations
  • Terri Haber - Product Owners are Reliabilibuddies

Open Spaces:

  • You decide!

Please see the website for the most up-to-date program and the workshops as they are confirmed: https://devopsdays.org/events/2019-portland/program/

Register to attend here: https://devopsdayspdx2019.busyconf.com/bookings/new or sign up to volunteer and attend for free by filling out https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSey193yBlvspZqQbFXbC2nTH37pLpSG0jDYncS_KUmmhxVu9A/viewform

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Friday
Oct 18
Portland Retro Gaming Expo
through Oregon Convention Center Website
Tuesday
Oct 29
OEN Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards Dinner 2019
Oregon Convention Center

It’s like the Oscars, but with less glam and more grit.

Each fall, over 600 local business leaders converge at OEN’s Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards Dinner for Oregon’s largest and most prestigious business networking event. OEN will select finalists and a winner in seven categories—Battle of the Schools, Bootstrap Stage, Early Stage, Development Stage, Growth Stage, Entrepreneurial Achievement and Game Changer.

The winner from each category will be announced on October 29, 2019, during the awards dinner at the Oregon Convention Center.

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Wednesday
Sep 4
GraphQLPDX - GraphQLPDX Meetup
Phase 2

Hey all. Welcome to another GraphQLPDX meetup. Come get together with other GraphQL enthusiasts and those interested in the technology to have some food and chat all things GraphQL, other tech welcome too :).

If you are interested in giving a lightning talk or discussing something cool you have learned about GraphQL at this month's meetup or in the future, please reach out to Daniel on meetup or @dslemay on Twitter. Hope to see you there.

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Friday
Sep 6
Commodore Computer Club
Pied Piper Pizza

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

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

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Friday
Oct 4
Commodore Computer Club
Pied Piper Pizza

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

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

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Friday
Nov 1
Commodore Computer Club
Pied Piper Pizza

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

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

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Friday
Dec 6
Commodore Computer Club
Pied Piper Pizza

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

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

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Monday
Oct 7
Marketing Loves Sales
through Portland Center Stage at The Armory 128 Northwest 11th Avenue Portland, OR 97209

This year’s Marketing Loves Sales event will focus on the pivotal role Social Media plays for marketing and sales. For the first time, the event will have tracks dedicated to the nuances of social media for each of these teams. From planned marketing programs to social selling, our speaker lineup is packed with industry experts and practitioners who will deliver fresh ideas and innovative case studies.

Join more than 300 sales and marketing and sales professionals for a day focused on upping your social media game!

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Tuesday
Oct 8
Puppetize PDX
through Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront

See you at Puppet's annual user conference, Puppetize PDX.

Learn about DevOps best practices, hybrid cloud deployments, cloud-native application delivery, and ensuring security and compliance policies at scale. Network with the community and hang out in PDX.

Conference: 9-10 October. Training and community events 6-8 October.

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Tuesday
Sep 3
Quantified Self Discussion Night
Seller Engine

This is our monthly informal meetup for the Portland QS community. The idea is for us to get together and talk about what we are working on and learning from our data and self-experiments.

There won't be formal talks, but if you want to show others what you are working on, there will be a projector on hand.

Food and drinks are going to be potluck style. If you can, bring something that you can share with others. It doesn't need to be elaborate. A simple snack is great.

If you plan on coming, please mention something that you would like to discuss as a comment on the event. It may be a project that you are currently doing or a more general topic. Looking forward to seeing what you are up to!

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Thursday
Sep 19
PDXWIT Presents: Mentorship Training and Recruitment Event
Smarsh

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-mentorship-training-and-recruitment-event-tickets-65961597915] is required to gain entry to this event

Interested in joining our mentorship program? Then join us at the PDXWIT Mentorship Program Orientation hosted by Smarsh!

Hazel Valdez, Events and Mentorship Coordinator at PDXWIT, will provide an overview of the PDXWIT Mentorship Program and share the various ways folks can engage, from one-time mentor coaching encounters to long term mentor/mentee relationships. Tanya Webb, Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Puppet will also introduce the “On the Spot” Mentorship Tool for when you need quick advice on your resume or to practice your interviewing skills. We will then have breakout sessions for mentors and mentees so participants can get the most out of the program once they are matched.

Whether you're already part of the program, interested in becoming a mentor or need one, join us to learn more! This event is required in order for you to join the program.

Agenda:

5:30 pm - Doors open / networking

5:45 pm - Introductions

6:00 pm - Program Overview

6:30 pm - Breakout training session for Mentors and Mentees

7:15 pm - Networking

7:30 pm - Event Ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes.

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

A: Yes, and we will label vegan & gluten-free.

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: YES—however, it is not free. The on-site parking is in Pacific Center Garage, which is located in the basement floors of our building, The entrance ramp is on SW Taylor, right-hand side of the street, between SW 6th & Broadway.

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

A: Before 6:00pm, both Pacific Center entrances are available (SW 6th Avenue or Broadway).

After 6:00pm, for attendees who do not using the parking garage, Pacific Center access is through the main SW 6th Avenue building entrance. The building is locked to visitors after 6:00pm.

For attendees who are using the Pacific Center parking garage (this applies to cyclists who will lock their bikes in the garage, too). The parking garage is located on B1 and B2. From B1/B2, you will be able to access only the 1st Floor (this is the street level / lobby floor of Pacific Center). Take the elevator to the 1st floor, and exit to the elevator lobby. From there, a PDXWIT volunteer and Smarsh employee will be stationed in the elevator lobby to provide elevator badge access to the to the 8th floor.

For all attendees exiting the event, elevators will take attendees from the 8th floor to the 1st floor (street-level, lobby exit) or to B1/B2 (basement, parking garage exit) without requiring an access badge.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: Yes, there is bike parking in Pacific Center Garage, at the base of the ramp. It is free and secured, but not within Smarsh premises.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes—Smarsh is located on SW 6th Avenue, which is a transit mall street, and most MAX lines have a stop within a 2 block walk.

Q: Can I bring my dog?

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

Purpose:

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

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

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@DAMAPDX Sept. Chapter Meeting, Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing – (Some) Theory & Applications
Standard Insurance Tower Atrium (900 SW 5th)

Presented by Joachim Rahmfeld, Ph.D Lecturer at UC Berkeley

Today’s vast volumes of language-based, unstructured, electronic data found in various form factors such as blogs, email, social media, or web sites, promises competitive advantages for those who can extract business-relevant information most effectively and efficiently. Natural Language Processing (NLP) holds the key in leveraging this type of data in order to answer and respond to important questions such as, “What is the perception of my company in the Twittersphere?”, “Are these reviews largely positive or negative?”, “What is the translation of this in Spanish?”, “This document has the answer to my question somewhere… but where?”, “Are these products similar?”

Particularly over the last five years, revolutionary advances in NLP-related Deep Learning algorithms combined with dramatically increased compute resources have created unprecedented opportunities to not only answer natural language questions with greater accuracy and speed, but often also while requiring significantly less training data.

In this session, we will provide an overview of these advances and how you can make use of them. A particular focus will be transfer learning where large, pretrained models, such as Google’s BERT model, can be leveraged for a broad set of NLP use cases delivering excellent results, and enabling you to answer questions that were not possible to answer just a few years ago.

So this is a great time to learn about recent NLP developments and go through explicit examples.

About the Speaker

Joachim started his career in theoretical physics before leaving academia and joining the IT industry. For over a decade, he held various leadership positions in professional services, business development and sales at Sun Microsystems, VMware, and Hitachi Data Systems. In 2015, Joachim returned to his quantitative roots and obtained a Master of Information and Data Science from UC Berkeley. Most recently, Joachim managed a Data Science research team at Edison Software. He currently lectures at UC Berkeley on Natural Language Processing with Deep learning and is working on various NLP projects.

When

Sept 19th, 2019 (Chapter meetings held on third Thursday of the month)

Schedule

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

Standard Insurance Tower Atrium (900 SW 5th, please note Standard Ins. has multiple downtown locations)

Cost

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

Standard Insurance Center, 900 SW 5th Ave, Portland, OR 97204, USA

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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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Wednesday
Oct 2
NW Electronics Design & Manufacturing Expo
Tektronix Conference Center ( Building 38 )

The Electronics Manufacturing Association (www.ema-oregon.org) is hosting its 19th Annual NEDME (NW Electronics Design & Manufacturing Expo) to support Oregon/SW WA electronics & design and their supply chains. There will be tech sessions led by experts in electronics, design, manufacturing and business throughout the day, exhibitors, lunch, networking and many opportunities to obtain information about the industry.

There are a few spots open for exhibitors if you are in electronics or manufacturing and attendee registration is now open. Attendance is $5 or 3 cans of non-perishable food. 100% of attendance proceeds is donated to the Oregon Food Bank. The EMA will also reimburse TriMet tickets.

There is a student discount. Must provide student ID at the door. The EMA is a nonprofit industry association that represents the Oregon and SW WA electronics and design community.

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Friday
Sep 20
Mapping Service Ecosystems
The Cleaners at the Ace Hotel

Ecosystem Mapping is powerful tool for aligning on strategy and identifying actionable paths forward the business. About this Event Included in your ticket price:

Morning snacks, coffee, tea Lunch Fees Workshop Abstract

Want to take your stakeholder workshop facilitation skills to the next level? Learn the basics of service ecosystem mapping and how it applies to identifying and solving system-level problems.

While the increased popularity of service blueprints and customer journey maps is an encouraging sign for the proliferation of service design into the mainstream experience design toolbox, the fact remains that by themselves, they aren’t always ideal methods when dealing with senior business stakeholders in the context of overall business discovery and strategy. The theory behind systems thinking and an approach to visualize the service ecosystem at a high level should be part of the toolkit of every design strategist.

Learning the basics of facilitating ecosystem mapping exercises goes a long way towards being able to identify the role and influence a company has in its ecosystem, and pinpoint which key parts of that ecosystem should be given strategic priority (and consequently be journey mapped/blueprinted in detail if those journeys are deemed critical). Understanding an organization’s ecosystem is not (just) about visualizing and diagramming it. Being able to identify and apply the right lenses to craft a visual representation that tells a compelling story can become a key sense-making tool in your strategic arsenal.

What topics will be covered?

Core concepts of systems thinking and how it differs from our traditional ways of representing and understanding complexity. Framing, boundary setting, and its importance in identifying the scope of an ecosystem. The most common types of ecosystems and a methodology for ecosystems mapping. What exercises will be done?

Throughout the workshop, a combination of presentation, discussion, and individual and group hands on work will be used to tackle an ecosystem of your choice. Participants will work in groups (4-6 per table) towards conceptualizing a service ecosystem map.

Any requirements for attending?

The material is best suited for intermediate to senior researchers & designers, product managers, and business leadership looking to add new techniques derived from systems thinking to their method toolbox. The workshop assumes some prior exposure to visual design thinking and a basic understanding of classic service design methods, though neither of those is a prerequisite.

Workshop Outline (excluding individual and group exercises):

Part I: Theory

  1. A cautionary tale

  2. Systems and systems thinking

  3. Systems thinking and design ethics

  4. What is an ecosystem?

  5. Reviewing four UX-related ecosystem types

5.1 Platform ecosystems

5.2 Device ecosystems

5.3 Content ecosystems

5.4 Service ecosystems

Part II: Practice

  1. Mapping UX ecosystems

6.1 Identifying primary and secondary ecosystem actors

6.2 Drawing rich pictures of the ecosystem

6.3 Grouping primary service clusters

6.4 Expanding and diagraming the ecosystem

6.5 Identifying and applying ecosystem lenses

  1. Further reading

  2. Conclusions / Questions / Discussion

Instructor Bio

Cornelius Rachieru is the Founder and Managing Partner of Canadian UX consultancy Ampli2de Inc., where he explores his fascination with the politics of design while leading enterprise-scale experience and service design projects. Over the past 15 years, he has managed a number of large UX teams as UX practice leader at Deloitte Canada and Shaw Communications, He has consulted in a wide range of industries, from technology to financial services, healthcare, enterprise risk management, autonomous transportation and law.

Cornelius is also the Founder, Co-chair and Creative Director of the popular CanUX conference, Canada’s largest and longest running annual UX event. A self proclaimed night owl (he is originally from Transylvania), he loves red eye flights and is a nomad at heart.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/corneliux/

twitter.com/corneliux

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Tuesday
Sep 3
Portland Ruby Brigade - End of Summer Ruby Social
The Dyrt

We'll have pizza starting at 6pm, more details to come...

Thanks to The Dyrt for providing the rooftop venue this month!

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

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Wednesday
Aug 28
Best Smart Home Tech 2019! What You NEED and Why!
Uncorked Studios

Are you interested in the best Smart Home Tech and how you can use it?

In this Meetup, I'll bring and share my favorite items in each category.

  1. Nest Cameras - Indoor and Outdoor 4K cameras with IQ face detection and following. Nest has built-in Google assistant with two-way audio and location detection to turn on/off while you are home or away.
  2. Nest Hello - Nest doorbell allows you to see who is at your door record and save footage 24x7.
  3. Nest Hub - The nest hub is a Google Assistant display. You can use it to control smart devices, see who is at the door, and display Google photos.
  4. Google Home and Chromecast - With the Google Home you can ask questions and have it control your TV with Netflix and YouTube.
  5. Alexa - Alexa is the most widely used for controlling smart home devices.
  6. August Automatic Door lock - August runs on location services that allow it to auto-locked unlock based on your location. You can even control it with an Apple Watch.
  7. myQ Garage Door - This hub will allow you to see if your garage is left open and close it from anywhere. It also sends you notifications if you’ve left it open for a custom set period of time. Apple watch is also supported.
  8. Ecobee Smart Thermostat - This thermostat comes with Alexa assistant built-in and a smart sensor to auto-adjustor cold and hot spots in your home. It will learn the occupancy based on motion and habits and adjust over time. It’s evaluated to save 23% percent on cooling and heating costs per annum.

Honorable Mentions Additional devices you may consider include smart lights, outlets, and Mesh Wifi to support forced roaming, dead zones, and parental controls.

We would love to hear how you have configured your home or plan to build the best Smart Home.

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Thursday
Apr 30, 2020
WHAT IS INFORMATION? (2020)
through University of Oregon Portland

What is Information? marks the 10th annual What is…?, bringing together natural and social scientists, scholars, government officials, industry professionals, artists and designers, as well as alumni, students, community organizations, and the public. We invite proposals for scholarly papers, panels, and installations on a wide variety of issues and topics.

The Call for Proposals and additional details will be available in September 2019.

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Tuesday
Aug 27
PHPDX - Laravel and Vue.js
Vacasa

Food, learning and a great time to network with the fabulous PHP Community! This month Kurtis Holsapple will be showing us how to Laravel and Vue.js work together.

Kurtis is a developer here in Portland, OR who loves making things work, which is why he loves both Laravel and Vue.JS. Laravel is the most starred full stack framework on Github (54k stars at the time of writing) and it comes out of the box bootstrapped and ready to go with Vue.js. Because Laravel a server side framework, you have everything you need to get started writing an amazing web application out of the box. Because Vue.js is amazing, the Laravel community has adopted this frontend framework to make your life easier whenever you need to use Javascript. If you're curious about how well Vue can integrate with other tooling, this talk is for you! Evan You, the creator of Vue.js, has talked at the last three years of Laracon US.

We'll talk about how you can use VueJS with Laravel, the tooling around modern PHP (composer, PHPUnit, etc), Laravel Mix (the Webpack configuration ready to go with Laravel) and more. Join us for a night of fun code examples and more!

This is a companion talk focused more on the Laravel/PHP side of things. Join us at the Portland Vue.js meetup to continue this talk, but that one will focus more on the Vue side of things. https://www.meetup.com/Portland-Vue-js-Meetup/events/262453723/

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Wednesday
Oct 16
Jr Dev Meetup- speaker
Vacasa

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

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Wednesday
Dec 18
Jr Dev Meetup- speaker
Vacasa

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

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Tuesday
Oct 15
PDXWIT Presents: October Happy Hour Networking Event
Viewpoint

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-october-happy-hour-networking-event-tickets-69804149089] is required to gain entry to this event

Join us for happy hour at Viewpoint on October 15th!

We have all experienced uncertainty in our lives and career, but sometimes this uncertainty can lead us in amazing directions. This month’s theme will be “Pivoting from uncertainty to passion.” To help get the networking flowing we will be using the conversation prompt “How have you overcome uncertainty in your career?”

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

A representative from our host company Viewpoint will share what they do and what job opportunities are available at the company

Kathy Lee, Software Engineer at Microsoft, will give a lightning talk titled "How to push through uncertainty into potential"

Molly Lindquist, Founder and CEO at Consano, will talk about Channeling Personal Crisis into Professional Passion

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

An Activity Table where people can get creative. This is a fantastic way to meet others if large groups are not your thing. If you have trouble finding it, look for Meg Aul, our Event Activities Director.

Table Topics to help break the ice.

A section for job seekers and those hiring, to ensure people get connected.

Agenda:

4:30 pm - Doors open

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

6:30 pm - Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes, we have one bathroom that is gender neutral downstairs, and male/female designated restrooms on the main floor..

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes

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

A: Yes, we will be providing snacks and beverages.

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: REC center lot is across the street from the venue. The location for the event will be at 1510 SE Water Avenue, and there is a second building across the street that has parking available after 4pm. There is street parking available in the surrounding area. (G permit parking on the street is free for the first 2 hours and open to anyone after 6PM.)

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

A: The doors require key card to get in at any time, so if someone leaves and wants to return, they will have to be let in by Viewpoint staff or PDXWIT Volunteer.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: No garage or secured bike storage is provided; however, there are 2 bike racks in the outside parking lots that can be used.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Not necessarily, but Tilikum crossing transit junction is a short half-mile walk.

Q: Can I bring my dog?

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

Purpose:

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

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

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Wednesday
Sep 18
Jr Dev Meetup
White Owl Social Club

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

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Wednesday
Nov 20
Jr Dev Meetup
White Owl Social Club

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

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Tuesday
Sep 10
Q&A with LEGO's Anna Ly
Work&Co

Work&Co is excited to host another Q&A in our Portland office. This one will be a conversation between Work&Co founding partner Joe Stewart and Anna Ly of LEGO. Anna oversees Innovation at LEGO Education- which has extended it's reach to coding for kids, STEM, robots, software and classroom initiatives. They'll be talking about Anna's career path, LEGO's continuing evolution and user design fostering innovation in childhood education.

5:30pm doors open to the public, bites and drinks, and then we'll get started with the talk. RSVP available through Eventbrite. Hope you can join us!

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Friday
Oct 4
Women Who Code Portland - IoT Hackathon 2019
through Zapproved, Inc

🤖 Our IoT Hackathon is back the weekend of Oct. 4 - Oct. 6! This year's theme is Sustainable Homes.

➡️➡️ RSVP on Eventbrite: https://iot-hackathon-2019.eventbrite.com ⬅️⬅️

This event is geared towards women but we also welcome everyone who supports our mission of inspiring women to excel in technology careers. The goal of the IoT Hackathon is to gain new programming skills, have fun, and work in teams to build sustainable solutions.

We welcome your expertise at this event, whether you are a developer, designer, product manager, project manager, data scientist, business analyst, or marketing professional. You will be working in teams of 4-6 to come up with the next great IoT solution. This hackathon is geared towards all skill levels. If this is your first hackathon, you will fit right in! If you are a seasoned professional ready to lead a dedicated team, this event is also for you!

We will kick things off with a Sponsors Fair on Friday evening. This will be your opportunity to meet our sponsoring tech companies and learn more about them. We will get started with a welcome and IoT tech talks at 7:30pm, before assigning teams at 9pm. On Sunday, presentations will start at 3:30pm. We will have several mentors available throughout the weekend to answer questions and help you debug. Finally, we will be providing food, drinks, and snacks throughout the event, so please join us!

🎟 Event Cost

Early Bird: $20 (ends Sep. 1st)
Regular: $30 (ends Sep. 30th)
Late Bird: $40 (ends Oct. 4th)

The event cost is for all hackathon participants; price of admission includes one Microsoft Azure Sphere hardware kit per participant, food throughout the weekend, the official long-sleeve shirt, swag, giveaways, and prizes for the winners.

➡️➡️ Buy your ticket(s) on Eventbrite: https://iot-hackathon-2019.eventbrite.com ⬅️⬅️

⏰ Agenda

Friday

6:00 - Doors Open + Dinner + Sponsors Fair
7:30 - Welcome from Women Who Code Portland
7:45 - IoT Tech Talks
9:00 - Team Announcements
9:30 - Go home and rest

Saturday

9:00 - Doors Open + Coffee + Bagels
9:30 - Hacking begins
12:00 - Lunch
1:00 - Hacking continues
6:00 - Dinner
9:00 - Go home and rest

Sunday

[Note: Due to the Portland Marathon, we will have a late start on Sunday. The marathon will shut down multiple roads in downtown Portland on Sunday morning, including some near Zapproved.]
1:00 - Doors Open + Lunch
2:30 - Submissions Due
3:30 - Presentations Begin
6:00 - Winners Announced + Closing Remarks

🙌 Sponsors

Thank you to Zapproved for hosting this event and to Microsoft Azure Sphere and Intel Open Source for sponsoring.

👩🏽‍💻 About Women Who Code

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

📃 Code of Conduct

WWCode is an inclusive community, dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste or creed. Our events are intended to inspire women to excel in technology careers, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. We do not tolerate harassment of members in any form.

Our Code of Conduct applies to all WWCode events and online communities. Read the full version at: http://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct

If you would like to report an incident, please reach out to one of our volunteers or submit an incident report form: http://bit.ly/wwcode-incident-report

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