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Thursday
Oct 19
#FullStackPDX : October : Critique

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

Join us for something different.

Join us to learn.

Let’s have fun building our dreams.

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

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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
Oct 23
Become a Data Scientist: Thinkful Info Session
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Wednesday
Oct 25
Build a Twitter Bot with JavaScript
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Monday
Oct 30
Intro to JavaScript
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Wednesday
Oct 18
Out in Tech Presents: So You Want To Work In Tech?
Airbnb Portland

Wanna work in tech? Are you wondering what kinds of jobs are available, whether your resume will stand out, and how to land your dream job? Join Airbnb, Adidas, eBay, Mathys & Potestio, Thinkful and Say Media as they discuss the ins and outs of the hiring process. Come for the panel, stay for the cocktails! If you work in tech already...bring a friend looking to break into the industry and make new friends at our reception afterwards!

Out in Tech unites the LGBTQ+ tech community. We empower aspiring tech leaders to improve our world by showcasing accomplished speakers, producing timely and thought-provoking events, and connecting our members to new opportunities and each other. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, we provide resources and mentorship to ensure career access for the next generation of LGBTQ youth and provide web services to LGBTQ activists around the world.

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Women Who Code PDX - Networking Night @ AKQA
AKQA

Women Who Code Portland is thrilled to announce that our October Networking Night is being hosted by AKQA! AKQA is a digital agency that specializes in creating digital services and products.

This month, we are featuring a creative talk from Kathryn Webb (Creative Developer @ AKQA), a creative panel hosted by AKQA's creatives and developers, and a lovely tour of AKQA's space.

Agenda:

5:30 - 6:15: Doors Open + Networking 6:15 - 6:30: Intro from Women Who Code & AKQA 6:30 - 7:00: Presentation by Kathryn Webb, Creative Developer at AKQA 7:00 - 7:30: Panel: Development & Design at AKQA with Kathryn Webb and other female leadership 7:30 - 8:00: More Networking + Closing Remarks

About AKQA: AKQA is an ideas and innovation company that specializes in creating digital services and products. With 23 studios globally, AKQA provides the imaginative application of art and science to create the future with their clients.

About Women Who Code Portland: Women Who Code is a global nonprofit dedicated to inspire women to excel in technology careers. We connect amazing women with other like-minded individuals around the globe who unite under one simple notion--the world of technology is better with women in it. In Portland, we organize monthly study nights, workshops, and networking nights, as well as hackathons and social events.

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

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Wednesday
Oct 25
Donut.js October 2017
Alchemy Code Lab

Announcements

  • This month we've capped ticket sales to avoid overcrowding, so make sure you get your ticket early.

Schedule

  • 6:00 — Arrive, eat donuts, and socialize!
  • 6:30 — Opening Remarks
  • 6:40 — Alan McCosh (@whilesoftware) — A Game Developer’s Approach to Building Productivity Software
  • 7:00 — Marissa Anderson (@electrozoic) — Code Review for the Mind
  • 7:20 — Intermission!
  • 7:40 — Josh Millard (@joshmillard) — Keeping Web Communities Healthy in a Dark Timeline
  • 8:00 — Meet people and eat more donuts!

Details

  • $10 in advance at https://donutjs.club/ or at the door. We take cards.
  • Nametags and pronoun stickers will be handed out at check-in.
  • Free Donut.js stickers available.
  • Donut.js enamel pins available for $5.
  • All talks are live-captioned by Mirabai Knight of Steno Knight (http://stenoknight.com/).
  • Two restrooms (gendered, marked 'Men' and 'Women') are available.
  • Event is on the second floor. Elevator is available.
  • We'll have donuts! We have donuts for omnivores from Coco Donuts and combination gluten-free-vegan donuts from Back to Eden Bakery.
  • A few other snacks will be available.
  • A variety of LaCroix soda will be available.
  • 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.

Every Month

Donut.js is a monthly meet-up in Portland, OR with a handful of wonderful talks on tech, creativity, community, society, and the places those things overlap. Every month we donate our proceeds to a local nonprofit. Come and see wonderful presentations, eat donuts, and chat with friends.

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Monday
Oct 30
Women Who Code Portland - Workshop: Bitcoin, Blockchains and Cryptocurrency
Alchemy Code Lab

Have you ever asked the question: "How do I get more involved in bitcoin and blockchains?" This event is for you! In this workshop, we’ll provide a guide to what the blockchain is, an overview of cryptocurrency and walk users through creating their own blockchain.

Key Takeaways:

- Different types of cryptocurrency
- How a blockchain works, and what it consists of
- Build your own blockchain
- How to get started with bitcoin

Program 

5:00-5:30 - Doors open
5:30-7:45 - Bitcoin, Blockchains and Cryptocurrency
7:45-8:00 - Pack up + Clean up

Prerequisites: None.

Who Should Attend? 

Anyone is welcome to attend, as long as you support our mission and agree to follow our Code of Conduct.

{short} Code of Conduct

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

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Thursday
Nov 2
Bringing Machine Learning To Your Application
Alchemy Code Lab

What is Machine Learning? How can you integrate it into your website / script / app? Learn some of the typical use cases (such as Natural Language Processing and Image Recognition), examine code snippets for some of the common frameworks and tools (such as Scikit-Learn, Weka and Tensorflow), and find out about the different ways you can host machine learning models online.

Speaker Bio: A full-stack developer with two decades of industry experience, Jon Peck now focuses on bringing scalable, discoverable, and secure machine-learning microservices to developers across a wide variety of platforms via Algorithmia.com

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Monday
Nov 6
Women Who Code Portland - Algorithms Study Night
Alchemy Code Lab

Come join us for Algorithms Study Night at Code Fellows! We will be working on two problems, an easier starter problem, and then a more complicated one. Any and all skill levels are welcome. At the beginning of the meetup, we will post the questions on the slack channel, and after the meetup, we will post some of the solutions. Use our Slack Invite form if you would like to join Women Who Code, Portland Slack.

This event will repeat first Monday of each month.

{short} Code of Conduct

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

About Women Who Code Portland

Women Who Code is a global nonprofit dedicated to inspire women to excel in technology careers. We connect amazing women with other like-minded around the globe who unite under one simple notion--the world of technology is better with women in it.

In Portland, we organize monthly study nights, workshops, and networking nights, as well as hackathons and social events.

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Saturday
Nov 18
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) National Code Retreat Day
Alchemy Code Lab

Registration through Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-national-code-retreat-day-tickets-38483100991) is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the event

Come join us for the first anniversary of PDXWIT Coderetreat! Our first Coderetreat was on last year’s Global Day of CodeRetreat, an event during which groups of coders the world over follow the sun and stay in communication via Twitter about their progress and learning throughout the day. If you have attended one of our Coderetreats in the past, please come back and help us celebrate.

If you are new to Coderetreats, know that Coderetreat.org is a self-organized, volunteer-led organization dedicated to enabling software developers to help each other improve their craft and teaming skills. Software developers of all sorts gather with their machines, IDEs and the ready-to-code Conway's Game of Life. A Coderetreat facilitator assists the developers during several 45-minute sessions throughout the day. Iman Bilal, Tracie Lee, and Jean Richardson will be teaming up to facilitate this Coderetreat. Tech Academy is donating space and providing breakfast and lunch for the event.

Come along for a day of codeplay in a supportive environment and help Coderetreat follow the sun during the global celebration of software development! If you were there in February, we look forward to seeing you again. If you missed that event, grab your laptop, your favorite IDE, and join us.

Agenda: 8:30 AM: Doors open 9:00 AM: Introduction and orientation 5:00 PM: Event ends

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

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

Thursday
Oct 26
October PDX Tech + Pong Tournament
AltSource

Do you work for a tech company in any way, shape, or form (start-up, developer, marketing, design, admin, tech student, etc.)? Do you want to be more involved in the Portland tech community? Come by and play some Ping-Pong! Headbands, wristbands, and other such attire are encouraged.

Even if you don't play ping pong, just come by for some good food, a beer, and to meet others in the tech community.

This event is free, but please RSVP via the Meetup page so we can get a head count for food and drinks [Note: You must have a connection to the tech community.]

Bring $5 cash for the winner takes all tournament if you want to play!

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Started Wednesday
Oct 18
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Introduction to Machine Learning Workshop, Part 3
Avea Solutions 160 NE 6th Ave. #400 Portland, OR 97232

We highly encourage taking public transportation or carpooling. There is limited parking around Avea Solutions.


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


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


Agenda


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

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


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

PDXWIT Purpose:


PDXWIT Westside Happy Hour is a satellite event series launched in mid-2017 to serve the tech community in/near the West Hills, SW Portland, Beaverton, Hillsboro, Tigard, and Tualatin. It will become quarterly beginning with the December 2017 gathering.
PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.
Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.
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Portland Networking Mixer at Bit House Saloon
Bit House Saloon 727 SE Grand Ave Portland, OR 97214 United States

October 18th Starting at 6pm! Meet new people and participate in lively discussions with outstanding names in the Portland community. Make sure to bring your business cards and be ready to make awesome connections with people across all industries.

We always have a great mix of people from Influencers to Startup CEO's and more. Register immediately for an early bird ticket.

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

---- Our events have attracted guests from leading companies and startups like, Snapchat, Hulu, Tinder, Instabrand, Vytmn, 72 and Sunny, Nasty Gal, Tastemade, Comedy Central, Forever 21, Rise9, Tesloop, Popstand, Live Nation, Hawke Media, James Jeans, FIDM, Participant Media, Fishermen Labs, Markett, EA Sports, Influential, United Talent Agency, Ticketmaster and many more...

Event Details This event is hosted at The Bit House Saloon! Meet people from all different industries Get connected to locals that can help you advance your career or business Generate leads and expand your network Recruit people for your next project Handout company swag and promote your products and services Great People Great Vibes Supporting Women Entrepreneurs (see below)

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

Register ASAP Tickets to this event sell out very quickly! use code: knwevent for 10% off your purchase.

knw is a huge supporter of women in tech and entrepreneurship. If you're interested in helping us empower more women entrepreneurs and women in business stop by our event and let us know how you want to get involved. Please ask us about our Women's Entrepreneur Fund and empowerment project as well.

Register now and we'll see you there!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Monday
Nov 13
Estimating (or not): A Project Management & Engineering Discussion
Cambia Health Solutions

Hey team, our customer wants to customize the product to change the workflow. How long will this take?”

How often does this type of question get asked for both internal and external projects, and how often does it complicate life?

Join the Technology Association of Oregon Dev & Engineering and Project Management communities for a conversation about challenges when estimating work, and talk about best practices to make life easier for both developers and project managers. From starting early with setting the sales team up for succes to gathering the right information, to exploring the pain points and business challenges along the way, we’ll discuss the pitfalls and perils of estimation and answer your questions along the way.

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Thursday
Oct 19
Ruby Coworking: Hollywood Edition
Case Study Coffee

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

Thursday
Nov 16
Women Who Code Portland - Networking Night @ CDK Global
CDK Global, Inc

This month's networking night is a partnership between ChickTech and Women Who Code - we're delighted to bring our two communities together.

Our November Networking Night will be hosted by CDK Global, the largest global provider of integrated IT and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail industry. This month's theme is Growing Technically and Professionally, and we have a fantastic speaker panel lined up!

We are thrilled to invite you to a fun evening of talks from experienced technical women, networking, and food + drinks. This month, we are featuring a five talks from five CDK software engineers, each of whom have diverse background and different seniority levels. Together, the engineers will create a framework for becoming a stronger technical team member, from breaking into the industry to developing a more advanced skill set on the job. Come enjoy conversations, Q&A session and the company of fellow software engineers.

Agenda
5:00 - 6:00pm: Networking + Drinks
6:00 - 6:15pm: Intro from ChickTech + Women Who Code 
6:15 - 6:30pm: Welcome from CDK Global
6:30 - 7:30pm: Growing Technically and Professionally: Five talks from the female engineers of CDK
7:30 - 8:00pm: Networking + Closing Remarks

Speakers and Topics:

Danielle Hubbard (Software Engineer III): Angular Debugging
In this talk, Danielle Hubbard will review common issues that developers face in AngularJS apps and how to fix (and prevent) them. She'll also cover Angular and JavaScript development tips, such as how to debug in the console.

Carrie Eremenis (Software Engineer IV): #TheirCDKSummer
Senior engineer Claire Eremenis speaks about the CDK Summer Internship program, where CDK helped launch the technology career of college students. She'll provide advice on gaining your own internship, and how to enhance your own professional bio through summer intern mentorship.

Claire Mears (Software Engineer I): Growing as a New Team Member
When you are new to a team, taking risks and self-growth can be difficult. This talk explores how to find that balance and become a strong member of a new team.

Shivani Wanjara (Software Engineer II): Culture and Diversity at CDK
CDK prides itself on creating a diverse team and a learning culture. This talk explore how to create an open and friendly culture, where engineers feel comfortable asking questions and junior engineers are encouraged to work with seniors and learn from them. 

Mahija Daliparthi (Software Engineer I): Starting your Career as a Software Engineer
Landing a job as a software engineer can be difficult. Mahjia Daliparthi shares her own personal story of becoming an engineer, busting myths about computer science and coding, and providing tactics that have helped her so far. This talk will cover learning how to learn fast, how best to spend free time at work, and becoming a sponge - absorb and absorb!


About CDK Global
CDK Global is the largest global provider of integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail industry. We provide auto dealer software for truck, motorcycle, marine and RV from advertising to the sale, finance & insurance and service & parts of a vehicle.

About ChickTech
ChickTech is a multi-generational j/nonprofit dedicated to retaining women in the technology workforce and increasing the number of women and girls pursuing technology-based careers. In Portland, we lead technology events for middle school girls, high school girls, and career level folks! Join us for future ChickTech Portland career events including technical classessocial events, and our signature conference ACT-W (achieving career advancement for technical women. 

About Women Who Code Portland
Women Who Code is a global nonprofit dedicated to inspire women to excel in technology careers. We connect amazing women with other like-minded individuals around the globe who unite under one simple notion--the world of technology is better with women in it. In Portland, we organize monthly study nights, workshops, and networking nights, as well as hackathons and social events.

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

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Wednesday
Oct 18
Jira in Action: Software Development & Project Management
CENTRL East Side Location

Two Jira users walk into a bar... What do they find? Each other and a whole lot of ways to use Jira to solve problems. This month two local users will share how they use Jira and other products to collaborate and manage internal projects from technical to business. Come to learn from their successes, failures, and everything in between. Ask questions and collaborate; our hope is that you'll walk away with answers to your burning challenges, or at least feel like you have a local Bat-line to call for help.


We'll also report out on the latest from Atlassian, including announcements from Summit in San Jose. If you attended, we'd love for you to share your most-memorable moment and what you learned.


Event Details:


Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2017


Time: 5:30-7 PM PDT


Location: Centrl Office Eastside - 329 NE Couch St, Portland, OR 97232


Other things and things: Food and social lubricant provided, cheers!

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Thursday
Oct 26
BSD Pizza Night
Deno's Pizzeria

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

Wednesday
Nov 8
Homebrew Website Club PDX
DreamHost

Thanks to DreamHost for providing pizza and beverages!

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

Rough Agenda:

  • 5:30 intros and pizza, announce your evening project
  • 5:45 hack session on your own website! coding, design, UI sketches, etc
  • 7:00 demos!
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Wednesday
Dec 6
Homebrew Website Club PDX
DreamHost

Thanks to DreamHost for providing pizza and beverages!

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

Rough Agenda:

  • 5:30 intros and pizza, announce your evening project
  • 5:45 hack session on your own website! coding, design, UI sketches, etc
  • 7:00 demos!
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Wednesday
Oct 18
PDX OSGeo Monthly meeting
Ecotrust (Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center)

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

This month's agenda: exciting happenings in geodata, upcoming geoevents. Special guest Emmor Nile will talk about "Using OpenStreetMap in a cross cultural context; experiences of working with OSM Africa". Emmor lived in Ethiopia for 10 months in 2016/17 and volunteered in a variety of OSM projects while there.

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

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

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Thursday
Nov 2
PDXWIT Immerse Yourself in Virtual Reality
Emerge Interactive

Are you looking for an event to get better acquainted with Virtual Reality? In partnership with Joshua Alan Young from the Portland VR Meetup, co-organizers Judy Fischbach and Marguerite Gallagher invite you to come learn what Virtual Reality offers and to understand why there is so much trending interest. An emerging technology that is expected to impact many fields, including entertainment, journalism, education, and health care, VR/AR has been identified by the Technology Association of Oregon as one of top areas of technology growth in our state. The community in Portland is gaining momentum. It's an exciting time for many of us to jump in as the technology is so new. The playing field is more level and there is much interest beyond non-technology in areas such as the arts and education. The integrative nature of creating applications in VR can be unique and fun!

Don’t know where to begin? We will have an overview, hands-on opportunities to experience the technology, and information on tools and resources. Our panel will include speakers from the community on VR education and on companies/projects with promising VR related work which demonstrates the variety of exciting applications. Bring your questions!

We promise this will be a fun and memorable evening as we explore ways to grow community together in this fascinating new area of technology!

Agenda: 5:30 - 6:30 : Networking / Trials-Demos / Vendors 6:30 - 6:45 : Welcome and Overview 6:45 - 7:45 : Guest Speakers 7:45 - 8:15 : Networking

Guest Speakers and Talk Description:

Females in social virtual reality get unwanted attention, which is a barrier to widespread adoption. How might we learn more about female users in order to make Social VR appealing to all? Jessica Outlaw and Beth Duckles will share results from their qualitative study of women in social virtual reality and their recommendations for all tech creators.

Jessica Outlaw, M.S., is VR/AR experience researcher and founder of Data Driven LLC. Trained as a behavioral scientist, she uses qualitative and quantitative research methods to strategize and test experiences. She blogs at "The Extended Mind on how changes in the body and the environment influence the way that users think, feel, and behave in VR. She received her B.A. in Sociology from Scripps College and her Masters from U.C. San Diego.

Beth M. Duckles, Ph.D. is a sociologist and ethnographer who has worked in industry, nonprofits, government agencies and higher education. She has taught topics such as qualitative research, energy policy, organizational theory and nonprofit organizations. She received her B.A. in Sociology/Anthropology from Earlham College and her Ph.D. in Sociology from University of Arizona. More information can be found here.

Rachel Bracker is a virtual reality video editor and producer at 360 Labs, a Portland-based VR video production company that creates immersive experiences for clients like Google, The United States Coast Guard, and Columbia Sportswear. A graduate from the University of Oregon's Multimedia Journalism Master's degree program, Rachel specializes in documentary storytelling and is passionate about using VR to tell better stories. She will share her experiences creating 360 videos and provide insight into the inherit strengths of storytelling in this exciting medium.

Kerri Lynne Thorp will be discussing experiments and experience in non-fiction immersive storytelling. Kerri is an artist, futurist and feminist, exploring story and culture through documentary, virtual reality, and public engagement. Her desire to expand access to technology is driven by her use of storytelling as a crucial way to affect social change. Kerri is the Board VP of NW Documentary and Woman Led. She is currently and teaches 360 video production and is developing a mobile art gallery VR application, Kerri is also the creative director for the youth documentary program Produced by Her.

Demo Experience - HAUBERK 360 An interactive 360 exploration of artist Rosana Ybarra's solo exhibition Hauberk. Hauberk is a collection of works that act as hybrid between the amulet (a good luck charm) and the shield which would protect the heart. They are spiritual armor in physical form, a psychic safety zone. They say: better to have false comfort than no comfort at all.

Event FAQ Q: What is the parking situation? A: Public parking and street parking is available (though we cannot validate parking).

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: There is an open bike room, but please bring locks as it is in a common space.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: We always recommend public transportation as a way to cut down on Co2, and there is plenty of public transportation nearby.

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

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

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Saturday
Oct 21
Free Intro to Programming 4-hr Workshop
Epicodus

Join us at Epicodus for our free Introduction to Programming Workshop on Saturday, October 21st, 2017, from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm. This workshop is intended for beginners interested in programming. During our workshop, you'll have the opportunity to meet some of our instructors, get a feel for Epicodus' unique classroom environment and gain a solid understanding of web design and web development. We look forward to seeing you there!

Schedule: Saturday, October 21st, 2017 from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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

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

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Tuesday
Jan 16, 2018
PDXWIT Winter Volunteer Orientation
Epicodus

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

Interested in joining the stellar crew of PDXWIT volunteers? New to volunteering with us? Want to meet other capable, driven women and allies in tech? You'll be in the right place at our winter volunteer orientation. PDXWIT is a 100% volunteer-run organization, which means that volunteers are crucial to the success of our mission. There are plenty of ways to get involved. At the orientation, you'll learn about different volunteer roles, from regular engagements to occasional gigs, get an overview of expectations and processes, have any questions you bring answered, and catch up with other PDXWIT community members. We can't wait to welcome you!

Agenda

5:30 Doors Open

5:45 Program Begin

Introduce attendees to PDXWIT

Provide overview of:

Volunteer Agreement

Different types of volunteer roles

Example of some of the Regular teams

Review upcoming volunteer needs

7:00 Program Ends

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

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

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

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

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

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Thursday
Dec 14
PITCH CLUB PDX
First Insight

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

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Saturday
Oct 21
Intermediate Digital Privacy & Safety
Free Geek

You already know a few online safety practices, but you’d like to go further! Learn about encrypted communication, email and mobile privacy, and more. This class provides tools and resources to navigate the web securely.

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Getting Started with VMware
Free Geek

Learn to set up and use a virtual machine.

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Tuesday
Oct 24
Shell Scripting
Free Geek

Control your computer, make your own programs, and make timed actions by learning to shell script. You will need to have knowledge of the command line.

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Thursday
Oct 26
Intro to Digital Privacy & Safety
Free Geek

From high-profile data breaches to advertising that follows you around the internet… There are plenty of reasons to be concerned about digital safety and privacy. This introductory class will help you understand online privacy and security threats, how they work, and how to avoid problems. You'll leave with a toolkit of resources for staying safe online.

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Saturday
Nov 4
Advanced Command Line
Free Geek

Go further with the command line! Get to know grep, bash shortcuts, and other resources for working quickly and accurately in the command line. Basic proficiency required.

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Web Development 2
Free Geek

Learn how to publish and maintain a multi-page web site and enhance your design with CSS! This class builds on the lessons learned in the Web Development 1 class. It covers the text editor, web hosting, file uploading, project file organization, and intermediate CSS.

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Tuesday
Nov 28
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Happy Hour Networking Event
Free Geek

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

We are celebrating Giving Tuesday by joining forces with Free Geek for our Happy Hour on November 28th.

PDXWIT exists as a way to encourage, support and empower women in the Portland tech community. One way to feel empowered is to lift each other at work, and because we feel this is so important, we’ve made it the theme of this event. The conversation starter is “What's something new you can do to empower your coworkers and colleagues?”

In the spirit of giving, we will be offering a number of ways to give back to your community:

• Donate your used electronics to support Free Geek • P:ear is organizing a “Women Supporting the Women” bra and underwear drive! For young, homeless women, it is hard to find support for their diverse and changing bodies. Let’s give them the support they need! Bring in gift certificates to Ross or other easy-to-access clothing stores for custom purchases, or raid your wardrobe for new or very lightly used bras. All sizes are needed. Practical styles encouraged, including sports and maternity. New underwear also encouraged. • Sign up to be an individual or sustaining supporter for PDXWIT and get a green shirt!

While the event is primarily intended for networking, we will have a short segment at 5:30 to share important announcements and showcase three women in our community. ᛫ Introduction to Free Geek, including what they do and what job opportunities are available. ᛫ Pippa Arend, Development Director at p:ear, will talk about Ladies Supporting the Ladies. ᛫ Commissioner Smith will talk about how Multnomah County is giving women and people of color access to startup funds.

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

᛫ An Activity Table where people can get creative. This is a fantastic way to meet others if large groups are not your thing. If you have trouble finding it, look for Meg Aul, our Event Activities Director. ᛫ Table Topics to help break the ice. ᛫ A section for job seekers and those hiring, to ensure people get connected.

Event FAQ

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

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: Yes

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Not necessarily

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

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

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Monday
Oct 23
Galois Tech Talk: RustBelt: Securing the Foundations of the Rust Programming Language
Galois, Inc

Abstract: Rust is a new systems programming language that promises to overcome the seemingly fundamental tradeoff between high-level safety guarantees and low-level control over resource management. Unfortunately, none of Rust’s safety claims have been formally proven, and there is good reason to question whether they actually hold. Specifically, Rust employs a strong, ownership-based type system, but then extends the expressive power of this core type system through libraries that internally use unsafe features. In this work, we present RustBelt, the first formal (and machine-checked) safety proof for a language representing a realistic subset of Rust. Our proof is extensible in the sense that, for each new Rust library that uses unsafe features, we can say what verification condition it must satisfy in order for it to be deemed a safe extension to the language. We have carried out this verification for some of the most important libraries that are used throughout the Rust ecosystem. In the talk, I will first review some of the essential features of Rust, and then explain some of the key ideas behind the RustBelt verification.

Bio: Derek Dreyer is a professor of computer science at the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI-SWS), and recipient of the 2017 ACM SIGPLAN Robin Milner Young Researcher Award. His research runs the gamut from the type theory of high-level functional languages, down to the verification of compilers and low-level concurrent programs under relaxed memory models. He is currently leading the RustBelt project, which focuses on building the first formal foundations for the Rust programming language. He also knows a thing or two about Scotch whisky.

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Friday
Dec 15
AIM Shutdown Party
Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade

AIM

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

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

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

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

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Wednesday
Oct 18
Erlang-Elixir Meetup
Househappy

Doors open at 6:30. Talks start at 7:00.

Pizza, soda and beer provided by Weedmaps.

October's meeting will host a set of mini talks, up to 20 minutes each.

Talks:

• Paul Rogers:

EntropyString

• Zach:

Elixir Bot Server Frog and Toad

• Moxley Stratton:

Test mocks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Thursday
Oct 19
PDXPUG: October meeting
Iovation

Portland Postgres Users Group See website for details.

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

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

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

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

Agenda:

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

Panelists:

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

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

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

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

Event FAQ:

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

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

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

Purpose:

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

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

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Thursday
Oct 26
PDX Veterans in Technology October Meeting
KOIN Tower, 2nd floor Conference Room

Are you a military veteran working in technology or interested in a career in technology? Check out our meetup group.

This meeting is being hosted by Robert Half Technology.

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

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

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

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

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

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Friday
Nov 3
AgilePDX Dntn Pub Lunch: Developing High Performing Teams
McMenamins Ringlers Pub

How do you motivate a high performing team? What keeps them ticking, driving with passion, and remaining engaged?

Ideally, you are lucky enough to join a team that makes you excited to jump out of bed and come to work each day. Teams like this create amazing work often at a rapid pace. So how do we get there? How do we encourage, develop, and motivate a high performing team? On the flip side, what ideas have failed or harmed teams in our previous attempts that we may learn from and avoid?

Join us at the November Pub lunch to discuss strategies!

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Wednesday
Oct 25
Women Who Code PDX - JavaScript Study Night
Metal Toad

Women Who Code Portland

var studyNight = {


what: 'A night for studying JavaScript and all its wonders. Come work on a project, do some exercises or tutorials, pair program, or absorb by osmosis.',

when: '5:30-8pm, on the 4th Wednesday each month',

where: 'Metal Toad',

who: 'Anyone so long as you agree to follow our Code of Conduct.',

attendees: []

studyNight.attendees.push('you');

Translation:

Come study at JavaScript Study Night! Bring a project, a problem to debug, or follow along with a walkthrough. 

You can also take a look at our github repository for links to other exercises and resources: https://github.com/wwcodeportland/study-nights/tree/master/javascript-study-nights

By coming to JS Study Night, you agree to follow our Code of Conduct.

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

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Wednesday
Oct 18
Ignite Debrief Panel Discussion @ SharePoint User Group
Microsoft Portland Office (Pearl District)

Details about this meetup here: https://www.meetup.com/Portland-SharePoint-User-Group/events/242411402/

At this panel discussion we'll talk about the highlights of Microsoft Ignite and the key takeaways for SharePoint professionals.

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Thursday
Oct 19
Power BI Flight School @ O365 PDX
Microsoft Portland Office (Pearl District)

At this meeting of Office 365 PDX we’ll be talking about how end-users can get to work with Power BI. We're thinking of this class as a "Power BI Flight School", where we are teaching the basics of how end-users will navigate and use Power BI, not how to build or maintain complex reports.

We will dive into viewing dashboards, reports, understanding natural language query, Excel, and the other tools a user needs. No prior experience with Power BI is necessary, this session is not very technical, and we’ll be handing out log-in information to get you hands-on in a pre-built environment. Just bring a modern laptop with wifi and an up-to-date web browser.

Please RSVP on the Meetup.com page.

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Tuesday
Oct 24
Web Audio PDX - Web Audio PDX #4 – The Amazing AudioWorklet!
Mozilla

🔊 Welcome to WebAudioPDX 🔊

We're here to build a conversation and collaborate with people in Portland (and abroad) who're interested in Web Audio! 


Our first few meetups have been organizational & focused on gathering a core group of awesome individuals who're excited to build meaningful projects together. In October we’re continuing to trend towards learning together, getting active, and are connecting with the folks who implement Web Audio itself!

This month we couldn’t be more excited to welcome Hongchan Choi, who'll be sharing the magic of the AudioWorklet with us!

Hongchan is implementing Web Audio for Google Chrome around the clock, and actively develops the Web Audio API specification itself as a member of the W3C Audio Working Group.


In addition, he’s been building incredible projects like Omnitone (Spatial Audio Rendering on the Web), powerful prototyping tools, and is paving the way for Web Audio to be how we interact with and enjoy sound across the Web.

Here's what he'll be sharing with us this month:

🔊⚡️🔊⚡️🔊


AudioWorklet - "What, Why and How-to"

Summary: "What is AudioWorklet and why do we need it?" To answer this question, the context and background of AudioWorklet project will be discussed. In the later part, the advantage of AudioWorkletNode over ScriptProcessorNode will be presented with the hands-on demo. Also the talk is followed by several topics around AudioWorklet such as thread priority, garbage collection and WASM.

🔊⚡️🔊⚡️🔊


Have a project to share?
Bring your current projects to share and get everyone stoked about them! If you have a demo you'd like to share–we'd love to see it! We hope to help each other out with encouragement, code, and helpful feedback.

Are you a musician?
If you're a musician and not a programmer, and are interested in the internet of music and/or music tech, please come join us! We'd really love to talk with you and share perspectives!

🎉 See you there! 🎉

Missed the last couple meetups? No prob. These docs will get you up to speed! :D 
• Introduction to WebAudioPDX presentation Notes 
• Initial Meeting Notes

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Wednesday
Oct 18
PDX Engineering Managers - Please join us for the next PDX Engineering Managers Meetup!
New Relic

Please join us for the next PDX Engineering Managers Meetup! We'll be meeting to discuss the craft of software and operations management, shipping software, and building great teams!


This meeting will have two parts:


1) Informal meet and greet (food and beverages provided by New Relic)


2) A panel discussion featuring local tech leaders and hosted by Lindsay Culver. We'll be covering many of the topics (e.g. hiring, being a great manager, building great teams) that we've been talking about over the past few months in the Meetup.


We look forward to seeing you there!


Location Details:


New Relic

111 SW 5th Ave,

5th Floor

Portland, OR 97204

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Wednesday
Oct 25
PdxDevOps
New Relic

Join us for the October meeting of PdxDevOps.

Agenda:

Speakers: TBH

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

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Monday
Oct 30
PDXWIT #Action: Fireside Chat with Congresswoman Bonamici
New Relic

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

Description: Join us for a fireside chat with Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici, who has represented the First Congressional District of Oregon since 2012. Suzanne is the founder and co-chair of the bipartisan Congressional STEAM Caucus, which aims to encourage innovation and creative thinking by integrating arts and design with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math education. She also serves as a member of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and she is the top Democratic member on the Subcommittee on the Environment.

We will use this as an opportunity to learn how our top National issues — Civil Rights, Women's Health, Gender Equity, and Health Care — are playing out on the national stage. The Congresswoman has an hour to answer any questions we have. We will be drawing tickets to ensure that as many people as possible have a chance to ask questions.

Agenda:

5:30 - Doors open and welcome

6:00 - Congresswoman Bonamici arrives

6:05 Congresswoman begins with remarks followed by Q&A

7:00 Final remarks by Congresswoman Bonamici

7:30 Event Ends

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

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

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

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

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

About the Speaker

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

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

http://bit.ly/2imCE8Q

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

Due to the popularity of a previous event in this format, we have taken steps to ensure additional seating capacity. That said, please plan to arrive early to ensure you have a spot as seating is limited.


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

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

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

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

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Friday
Oct 27
Agile PDX Westside: Fastest Fails and Quickest Learning Moments
Nike Evergreen campus cafeteria (20540 NW Evergreen Pkwy, Hillsboro, OR 97124)

As usual we gather on the 4th Friday of the month for a west side lunch discussion.

This time we focus on our Fastest Fails and Quickest Learning Moments. We know we are supposed to fail fast and learn but do we? Come and share your quickest learning moments and encourage the rest of us that failing fast is normal and something to encourage.

And we promise, no agilists will be hurt in the production of this meeting.

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

Speaker Proposals are now open!

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

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

What is Ignite TAO: Health?

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

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

Why attend Ignite TAO: Health?

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

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

Premier Sponsor:

ReachNow

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Friday
Oct 20
Security BSides Portland
through Oregon Convention Center

Security BSides Portland 2017 is the 7th annual BSidesPDX!

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

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

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Wednesday
Oct 25
OEN Entrepreneurship Awards
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.

Join us for our October 25 Awards Dinner to:

  • Meet the movers and shakers in Oregon’s entrepreneurial community.
  • Network with hundreds of business leaders during our opening reception.
  • Help us select this year’s social enterprise Game Changer.
  • Discover up-and-coming entrepreneurs from across the state and across all industries, including the finalists and winners of our Game Changer, Company, Entrepreneurial Achievement, and Wyatt Starnes Awards.
  • Enjoy signature cocktails, local wine, samples from up-and-coming Oregon food & beverage entrepreneurs, and a plated dinner.

Learn more & register: http://awards.oen.org/2017

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Thursday
Nov 16
CEO, CFO & GC Leadership Exchange: Security & Strategy
Paragon Restaurant and Bar

Join CEOs, CFOs, and General Counsels of Oregon technology companies on Thursday, November 16th to exchange insights with your peers and colleagues.

The evening will begin with dinner and a welcome from Bonnie Page, General Counsel at Smarsh, Inc., with selected table leads who will facilitate smaller discussions on voted topics around security & strategy.

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Thursday
Oct 19
Makers/Manufacturers Summit
PCC Willow Creek Center

Join local makers and manufacturers for the Hillsboro Chamber's 4th Annual Manufacturers Summit. This mfr specific event features three interactive/timed roundtable discussions and three keynotes: Hillsboro's economic development department, PCC's mechatronics/robotics department and the National Coalition of Advanced Technology Centers. Representatives from the SBA, Pacific NW Defense Coalition and Work Share Oregon will also have information and resources.

Registration begins at 7:30AM at PCC Willow Creek. The Manufacturers Summit includes breakfast and lunch. This is a manufacturer/maker exclusive event.

Questions? [email protected]

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Frontend Peer Mentoring
PDX Code Guild

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

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

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

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Monday
Oct 23
Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

We normally have 12- 24 attendees - some people register on Meetup, others show up every week or see the event on Calagator. All are welcome. Pizza and beverages are served. Parking is free!

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

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

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

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

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

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Thursday
Oct 26
Frontend Peer Mentoring
PDX Code Guild

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

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

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

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Monday
Oct 30
Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

We normally have 12- 24 attendees - some people register on Meetup, others show up every week or see the event on Calagator. All are welcome. Pizza and beverages are served. Parking is free!

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

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

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

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

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

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Saturday
Mar 10, 2018
ProductCamp Portland 2018
Portland State University

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

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Started Sunday
Oct 15
Data Science with R Programming (Weekend Program)
through Portland State University Engineering Building

Data Science Is the Future of Everything

Welcome to the PDX Data Science Weekend Academy

The world has now turned into a digital workspace. Online activity and real-world sensors are generating torrents of data about everything from weather to crime to our buying habits. Increasing computer power and new analytical techniques promise to turn masses of raw data into actionable intelligence—and thereby transform a variety of industries and propel us to a data-driven economy. According to analysts, the Data Analytics market will be almost $50B by 2019. Coupled with the estimation that by 2018 there will nearly 1.2 million open data jobs with no one to fill them, it is clear that understanding and communicating with data will be critical for impact. The skills needed to be a Business Analyst, Data Analyst, or Data Scientist are all about to be in real demand, and our trainings with experience Data Science Practitioners will help you get head start! (International Data Corporation).

PDX DATA SCIENCE WEEKEND ACADEMY

For this Data Science workshop; we’ll be learning R. R is a tool for statistics and data modeling. The R programming language is elegant, versatile, and has a highly expressive syntax designed around working with data. R is more than that, though — it also includes extremely powerful graphics capabilities. If you want to easily manipulate your data and present it in compelling ways, R is the tool for you.

HOW COMPANIES ARE USING R?

Facebook - For behavior analysis related to status updates and profile pictures. Google - For advertising effectiveness and economic forecasting. Twitter - For data visualization and semantic clustering Microsoft - Acquired Revolution R company and use it for a variety of purposes. Xbox uses R for a great gaming experience. Uber - For statistical analysis Airbnb - Scale data science. IBM - To help create IBM Watson, an open, cognitive computing technology platform that represents a new era in computing where systems understand the world like humans do: through senses, learning, and experience.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

Dates/Time:Saturday from 12 pm to 3 pm. WEEK 1 (October 15th) SUNDAY Introduction to R Language WEEK 2 (October 21st) SATURDAY Data Mining and Manipulation WEEK 3 (October 29th) SUNDAY Text Processing, Regular Expression & Physical Memory WEEK 4 (November 05th) SUNDAY Large Datasets

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

The Data Practitioner for this program is Mary Anne Thygesen. She's a Data Scientist, Six Sigma Black Belt, with over 30 years experience with research and statistical analysis. She holds her Bachelors of Science in Mathematics; with extensive experience in analytical, quantitative and deductive roles. She's an expert R programmer and well versed in web development (building data and statistical models for web apps). Her previous position invovled being a Data Scientist for Hack Oregon Raise Effect (raiseeffect.org). The app was used by the Oregon legislation to write the bill that raised the minimum wage in Oregon.

PRICING STRATEGY

Our goal is to give our courses to students, professionals, and entrepreneurs at a reasonable price. At this time we have an All-Access Price and Per Class Price. If you want to know the rates per class, please contact us in the email provided down below. Here are how our courses compare to others: Bit Bootcamp ---> $1,500 for 4 Week Program Data Science Dojo ---> $3,000 for 7 Days Program Metis ---> $14,000 for 12 Week Program

Our Program --> $499.99 for 4 WEEK PROGRAM*

*Early Bird Special Pricing for Professionals and Entrepreneurs

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS?

For further information: Please contact us at [email protected].
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Wednesday
Oct 18
AgilePDX: Using Cucumber: a Behavior Driven Development Tool
Puppet

We've all seen or heard of "unit" test suites that all pass but the resulting project doesn't actually work. Behavior Driven Development (BDD) can provide a higher level of confidence in a project by testing at a higher level: the project's input and output level.

In this presentation we'll look at examples of BDD implemented in cucumber, show how it can catch errors other tests can't, how it can be used not only for improving confidence in deployments but verifying deployments as well. Specifically focused on backend web services, the concepts in the presentation can be applied to other domains as well.

If you're looking for a presentation with code, but not too much, this is for you!

Bio: Matthew Mayer is an agile enthusiast, a cloud-native software engineer but mostly wishes he had more time to ride his motorcycles.

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Thursday
Nov 2
On Abstraction w/ Zach Tellman
Puppet

This month I am happy to announce we will have a remote presentation from Zach Tellman. I've heard Zach speak several times and every time have learned a lot and been impressed by the breadth and depth of his knowledge and thinking.

He will share with us a discussion of what an abstractions are, what makes them fail, and how to make them better.

Zach is the author of Elements of Clojure https://leanpub.com/elementsofclojure , and a number of open source libraries.

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Wednesday
Nov 15
AgilePDX: If You're Agile, Dance!
Puppet

Today companies need Agile throughout. But how can they go beyond software to include even board and basic legal structure? Share and comment on the journey Jutta Eckstein and I are on to answer that question. We first generalize the Manifesto to values of: self-organization, transparency, constant customer focus, and continuous learning. Then, deepen these values by adding Beyond Budgeting, Open Space, Sociocracy. A new organigram emerges that synthesizes board, inspiration, resource support, and value center perspectives and focuses them on the customer. Finally, use Cynefin to implement company-wide Agility, and then dance!

Format: The presentation will cycle between presenting ideas, posing questions audience small groups, and providing brief moments for sharing and reflection.

Bio:

John Buck lives near Washington, DC, USA, and is a division director for The Sociocracy Group, an international foundation headquartered in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

John has led dozens of sociocracy implementation projects for a variety of organizations around the globe, ranging from schools and neighborhoods to NGOs and for-profit manufacturers and IT companies using Agile. He believes that such basic values as equality, effectivness, and transparency can make our work places dramatically more elegant and sustainable. He excels in customizing sociocracy principles to each organization’s particular concerns, work schedules, and professional areas.

John was the first person outside of The Netherlands to receive consultant certification from The Sociocracy Group in Rotterdam, Netherlands. He has translated numerous documents from the original Dutch and is coauthor (with Sharon Villines) of We the People: Consenting to a Deeper Democracy, 2007 & updated 2017. Another book, Company-Wide Agility with Beyond Budgeting, Open Space, and Sociocracy, coauthored with Jutta Eckstein, is 70% complete in LeanPub.com. He also is part of a joint project with Fujitsu's Advanced Software Lab to create an app called Weaver to support meetings in-person, online, and offline.

Education and credentials

-- Master of Science degree in Quantitative Sociology, The George Washington University

-- Certified Sociocratic Consultant

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Wednesday
Oct 25
I want to work for _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (POWERED BY FREE PIZZA)
REGUS

This month at our meetup, we are featuring Russell Smith from Tenable Security.

I think this one will be exciting for all of our loyal members and newcomers equally for the following reasons:

• Tenable Security is growing quite rapidly

• Russ and his team(s) have nailed down the remote-friendly culture and they are open to hiring remote!

• The engineering team at Tenable is doing some pretty cutting-edge stuff including full automation via CI/CD, fully trusted engineering team autonomy etc. Russ is planning to share all of these details at the meetup

• Also, Russ will be our very first remote guest!!! Even though Russ lives in Sandy, about 45 minutes from downtown, we wanted to prove how successful remote collaboration can be!

• We are settling into our brand new, beautiful location at Regus - Pearl.

It will be a one of a kind, fast-paced experience from many actionable takeaways. You have our promise. And all powered by FREE PIZZA :)

Don't forget to RSVP directly on the meetup page at http://www.balki.io/meetup

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

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

Description:

QuoteCenter, located in Vancouver, Washington, was a $0 sales channel upon its acquisition by The Home Depot in 2013. By 2016, QuoteCenter drove more than $650 million in pro contractor sales to the world's fourth largest retailer, The Home Depot. However, with the growth in online marketplaces and the professional contractor market, QuoteCenter is fast becoming the confluence of products and services that pro contractors need to purchase the materials they need to serve their customers. Although their history lies in the in-store buying experience, QuoteCenter finds itself on the doorstep of a new age in commerce that blends technology innovation with the agility of a most talented retail workforce. Join us in learning how The Home Depot QuoteCenter is leading the way into an exciting new commerce age. QuoteCenter has become a model for employers in the Portland area for how to build a strong, diverse team. An original Clark County rural startup, they struggled early to build a diverse team of professionals. In the last 9 months, however, 40% of their 51 new hires have been women.

Agenda:

Welcome

“How we turned the QuoteCenter diversity trend around” by Mike Lee, Talent Acquisition

“Where I fit in at the Quote Center” by Kelly Smith, Senior Reporting Analyst

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

Q & A

Event FAQ:

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

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

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

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

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

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Wednesday
Oct 25
Welcome to Silicon Forest!
Schwabe, Williamson, & Wyatt

Passionate About Growing Your Tech Company in Silicon Forest? Join us for a fall gathering!

Our region’s tech scene has its own identity, proving itself capable of supporting vibrant tech companies, raising real venture capital and asserting its place in today’s economy. It has a history of innovation with some of the large established companies that attracted tech talent in the first place, which has given way to emerging tech startups.

Whether you’re a tech company that helped to plant Silicon Forest’s first seeds, one that has relocated or is establishing new roots by opening an office here, or an emerging tech startup, join us for a summer social to meet tech companies that are choosing to move here and learn why. Connect with the resources available to tech companies here in Oregon. Let’s continue to support, engage and grow our tech community, and have some fun!

Join us on Wednesday, October 25th to meet new tech in town and hear from valuable resources to get you settled.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Thursday
Oct 19
Introduction to Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies
Smith + Crown

What are Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, and why are they better than regular currencies? How can an individual get started in buying and selling this new type of money? At this event, we will provide an overview of why people use cryptocurrencies and what happens during a cryptocurrency transaction. We will also do a walk-through of how interested individuals can start making investments.

After the presentation, we will do a short bike ride along the Eastbank Esplanade.

Speakers:

One Hwang is a small investor in cryptocurrencies. She enjoys helping people set up trading accounts.

Vincent Khougaz is a web developer for Smith + Crown, a financial research company that specializes in cryptocurrencies.

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Tuesday
Nov 14
Structure
through South San Francisco Conference Center

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

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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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Friday
Nov 10
Operation Code Veteran’s Day Benefit Dinner & Silent Auction
The Sentinel (formerly The Governor Hotel)

PORTLAND, Ore. - Operation Code’s Veteran’s Day Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction will be held on Friday, November 10th, 2017, with doors opening at 5:30 p.m at the Governor Ballroom in the Sentinel Hotel. The signature evening is a fundraiser for Operation Code’s education programs that is currently serving a community of over 3,000 military service members, guard & reserve troops, veterans, spouses and family members globally with software mentorship, tech conference scholarships, career support, networking and resources.

Individual tickets are $85 per person and are available for purchase online at www.operationcode.org/benefit. Businesses can take advantage of the unique marketing opportunity through several levels of sponsorship. Sponsorship participation provides an opportunity to show support for the Benefit and those participating, along with advertisement for your company. All sponsorship levels include different forms of signage and advertising at the event and recognition in our media outreach. All levels include a table at the Benefit. A limited block of rooms at the Sentinel Hotel are available at special pricing for our guests.

“The evening is an opportunity to pause, reflect and toast to our collective successes and wins that is driving more veterans and family members into software development and filling the nation’s technical shortage with America’s finest than ever before,” says ex-Army Captain David Molina, Operation Code’s Founder & Executive Director. “This Benefit is an opportunity to meet our scholarship recipients who have benefitted from our education programs, as well as enjoy good company and an excellent dinner, and bid on some fabulous auction items.”

The Benefit will start with no-host wine & beer, delicious hors d’oeuvres and silent auction at 5:30 p.m., followed by a sumptuous dinner starting at 6:30 p.m, and an exciting program highlighting the work of Operation Code. “At the rate this all-volunteer organization is growing year-over-year, it’s become incredibly apparent that we not just pause for a moment to reflect on how much impact it has had, but also endow a scholarship fund,” says Chris Dawson, technology entrepreneur and 2017 Benefit Co-Chair.

At this momentous benefit, Operation Code supporters will have the chance to meet our scholars while bidding on some fabulous silent auction items including, Disneyland, Southwest Airlines, Toro Bravo, and Hotel Lucia.

This year’s major sponsors include, NodeJS Foundation, Sabio, and Beneficial State Bank. For a full list of 2017 sponsors and event information, visit: www.operationcode.org/benefit.

Friday
Oct 20
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Friday Tech Talk with Brett Tramposh - Tips on Managing your Career in Software
The Tech Academy

Featured Speaker: Brett Tramposh


Brett Tramposh will be joining us at The Tech Academy on Friday, October 20 to share a talk on "Tips on Managing your Career in Software". He is a Senior Software Developer at TruckTrax. 

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

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

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

We look forward to seeing you!

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Friday
Nov 3
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Friday Tech Talk with Mounir Shita on "A.I. is My Passion!"
The Tech Academy

Featured Speaker:Mounir Shita


Mounir Shita will be joining us at the Tech Academy on Friday, November 3 to share a talk on "A.I. is My Passion!". He is a Entrepreneur, Business & Technology Executive at Kimera Systems.

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

• 12:30 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments

• 1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

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

We look forward to seeing you!

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Friday
Nov 10
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Friday Tech Talk with Nate Taggart - FaaS and the Developers
The Tech Academy

Featured Speaker: Nate Taggart


Nate Taggart will be joining us at The Tech Academy on Friday, November 10 to share a talk on "FaaS and the Developer". FaaS stands for Function as a Service. He is the CEO of Stackery.


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

• 12:30 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments

• 1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

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

We look forward to seeing you!

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Monday
Oct 23
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Free One-Day Course on Introduction to Web Design with HTML & CSS - 10/23
The Tech Academy (Held at Regus in Northwest)

Have you ever wondered whether you'd enjoy computer programming? The Tech Academy is offering a free one-day course on Introduction to web design with HTML & CSS. These languages are used to develop the structure and styling of every website.

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

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

Details

Location: 1455 NW Irving Street, Portland, Oregon  (First Floor Conference Room straight ahead as you enter) 
Dates: Monday, October 23
Times: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Classroom will open at 9:15 a.m.)  
RSVP:  An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we tend to have a few open seats for last minute attendees  

Please Note

• We will take a 45 minute lunch at approximately 12 p.m. • There is no refrigerator at this location, but there is a microwave to heat up a lunch.

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

• Space is limited to ensure we can provide the best experience. • If something comes up after you sign up such that you are unable to attend, please change your status. This will allow others to sign up.

For questions, please email [masked]

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Tuesday
Oct 24
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Free One-Day Course on Introduction to Programming with Python - 10/24
The Tech Academy (Held at Regus in Northwest)

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

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

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

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

Details

Dates: Tuesday, October 24
Times: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Classroom will open at 9:15 a.m.) 
RSVP:  An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we tend to have a few open seats for last minute attendees  
Location: 1455 NW Irving Street, Portland, Oregon   
(First Floor Conference Room straight ahead as you enter) 

Please Note:

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

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

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

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

For questions, please email [masked]


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Monday
Oct 30
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Free One-Day Course on Introduction to Web Design with HTML & CSS - 10/30
The Tech Academy (hosted by Education Northwest)

Have you ever wondered whether you'd enjoy computer programming? The Tech Academy is offering a free one-day course on Introduction to web design with HTML & CSS. These languages are used to develop the structure and styling of every website.

This course is perfect for people with little or no experience in programming who are considering a career in software development. This way, you can find out ahead of time whether you enjoy the actual work of programming computers. A computer programmer does a lot more than just write code, but coding is the most important part of the job. Please make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to code.

Details

Dates: Monday, October 30
Times: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Classroom will open at 9:15 a.m.)
RSVP: An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we tend to have a few open seats for last minute attendees
Location: 13306 NW Cornell Road Portland, Oregon 97229
(Located on second floor above Foot Traffic running store) Parking: There is plenty of parking in the overfill lot behind the building, just off of Dale street. Please do not park in the main parking lot, so we can be good neighbors for the other businesses in the complex. There is no fee for parking.

TriMet:

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

Please Note:

• We will take a 45 minute lunch at approximately 12 p.m. • There is no refrigerator at this location, but there is a microwave to heat up a lunch.

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

• Space is limited to ensure we can provide the best experience. • If something comes up after you sign up such that you are unable to attend, please change your status. This will allow others to sign up.

For questions, please email [masked]

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Tuesday
Oct 31
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Free One-Day Course on Introduction to Programming with Python - 10/31
The Tech Academy (hosted by Education Northwest)

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

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

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

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

Details

Dates: Tuesday, October 31
Times: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Classroom will open at 9:15 a.m.) 
RSVP:  An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we tend to have a few open seats for last minute attendees  
Location: 13306 NW Cornell Road Portland, Oregon 97229 
(Located on second floor above Foot Traffic running store) 

Parking: 

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

TriMet:

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

Please Note:

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

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

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

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

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

For questions, please email [masked]


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

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

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

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

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

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



Agenda:


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

Event FAQ:


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

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

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

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

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

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

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PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Why Gender-Inclusive Software Matters to Everyone
ThinkShout

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

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

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

Recent podcast interview with Burnett: http://www.changingacademiclife.com/blog/2017/7/5/margaret-burnett This is a method for de-marginalizing one aspect of tech.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Thursday
Nov 9
PITCH CLUB PDX
Tonkon Torp LLP

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

We will be kicking off the night with a special guest speaker from Ruby Receptionists, Christina Burns

“Knock-your-socks-off Service with the Ruby Service Pyramid”

A great customer experience is not only the biggest driver of customer loyalty but also a primary method for building valuable word-of-mouth buzz that brings in new business. During our time together, I’ll share Ruby’s recipe for delivering legendary service, which includes building a foundation for trust, loyalty and relationships, and how you too can use this formula to attract and retain customers.

Guest Speaker

Christina Burns is the VP of Service at Ruby Receptionists. She’s been in the customer service industry for over a decade, and has learned some incredibly valuable lessons over the years. She has a passion for sharing information and encouraging businesses to focus on customer experience as a key business metric, and she wholeheartedly believes that fantastic customer service can make the world a better place.

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Saturday
Oct 21
JavaScript and Cloud Architecture
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue North Operating Center

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

Do you want to learn JavaScript? We have a Tetris demo.

How about how to be a Cloud Architect?

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

Stay tuned for topics. It will be posted a week prior to the session.

Join the fun!

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Saturday
Oct 28
Python Machine Learning and Data Science
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue North Operating Center

Dear Scientists,

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

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

Stay tuned for topics. It will be posted a week prior to the session.

Join the fun!

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Saturday
Nov 4
Cloud Architecture
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue North Operating Center

Dear Scientists,

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

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

Stay tuned for topics. It will be posted a week prior to the session.

Join the fun!

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

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

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

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

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

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Thursday
Oct 19
Brain bits: The molecular basis of neural communication and plasticity
Vacasa

f we were bold enough to attempt building a brain inside a computer, how much detail would our computer program require to pass as ‘convincingly intelligent’?

This should be a great meetup!

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Tuesday
Oct 24
Wacom Pro Series: Behind the Magic with 9iFX
Wacom Experience Center

Join us, October 24th at the Wacom Experience Center for an exclusie look into one of Portlands most innovative visual effects studios, 9ifx.

9iFX is a team of visual engineers. As solution providers for FILMS, TV SERIES, BRANDS, and CREATIVE AGENCIES, we bring our years of creative experience, expertise, and craft to ensure our clients’ stories are told without limitations.

Every project has its challenges, and our job is to clear the roadblocks to success through experienced problem solving. In doing so, we expand the capabilities of our clients. In this “behind the scenes” look at our process, we will dissect the art and technology that went into some of our recent projects. From our work on getting the Emmys to shine, through to our partnerships with Portland agencies and clients, we will demonstrate the tools and techniques that go into our work. We will also discuss some of the challenges we face, and how we overcome them.

Doors at 5pm.

Event will kick off at 5:30pm.

Snacks and drinks on hand to keep you fed and hydrated.

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Started Wednesday
Oct 18
Professional Scrum Master (PSM) Certification Course
through Wayfinding Academy

The Professional Scrum Master (PSM) course is a 2-day course that covers the principles and empirical process theory underpinning the mechanics, rules and roles of the Scrum framework. Professional Scrum Master is THE cutting-edge course for effective Scrum Masters and anyone supporting a software development team’s efficiency and effectiveness.

Students learn through instruction and team-based exercises, and are challenged to think in terms of the Scrum principles to better understand what to do when returning to the workplace.

Details and registration here --> https://www.agilesocks.com/training-courses/professional-scrum-master-course-portland-october-18-19/

Feel free to contact me at [email protected] with any questions and to help you determine if this is the right fit for you.

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Tuesday
Oct 24
Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO) Certification Course
through Wayfinding Academy

The Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO) course is a 2-day course on how to maximize the value of software products and systems. Product Ownership in Scrum today requires more than knowledge of how to write requirements or manage a Product Backlog. Professional Scrum Product Owners need to have a concrete understanding of everything that drives value from their products.

Students develop and solidify this understanding through instruction and team-based exercises. The breadth of the role’s responsibilities in delivering a successful product beco8010 N Charleston Ave, Portland, OR 97203 mes clear from an Agile perspective on product management. Metrics are identified to track the creation of value and the successful delivery of it to the marketplace. This defines the perspective from which the role of the Product Owner in the Scrum framework is taught.

Details and registration here --> https://www.agilesocks.com/training-courses/professional-scrum-product-owner-portland-2/

Feel free to contact me at [email protected] with any questions and to help you determine if this is the right fit for you.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Wednesday
Oct 18
Emacs Monthly Hackers Group
Workday Beaverton Office

Tonight we'll be hacking on Emacs' own shell, eshell. We'll begin with a overview of its capabilities and how it compares to better known, but not-as-extendable, shells. We'll then see how this "REPL with File System Controls" can be easily hacked and crafted into a most-amazing tool of awesome.

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Tuesday
Oct 24
PDX Women In Tech Happy Hour Networking Event
Zapproved, 1414 NW Northrup St #700 Portland, Oregon 97209

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

Join us for happy hour at Zapproved on October 24th.

Every day we have the opportunity to learn something new about ourselves. Since PDXWIT has come to be the safest spaces in our community to learn and grow, we’ve decided to make the theme of this event discovering something new. The conversation starter “Name one of your ‘superpowers’ at work” gives everyone permission to stop being so modest and start bragging about how awesome you are!

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

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

Kari Fass, Company & Community Relations Manager at LaunchCode, will tell us how to see your career through the eyes of a coach.

Lisa Wagner, President at Xinnia, will teach us how to be a secret weapon.

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/Networking

5:30 PM: Introductions, Announcements + Lightning Speakers

6:30 PM: Event ends

Event FAQ

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

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: There are posts to lock up bikes outside of the building.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes! The North South line drops off directly across the street.

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

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

Website