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622 SE Grand Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97214, USA (map)

CubeSpace is an innovative workspace community in Portland, Oregon. We provide work stations, meeting rooms, and big office amenities to people who would otherwise be working from their homes, coffee shops, or wherever they can set up their laptops or use their cell phones. Our services are available on a monthly membership basis, or at hourly or daily rates.

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Past events that happened here

  • Tuesday
    Jun 16 2009
    CubeSpace farewell party

    Please join us in wishing David, Eva and the the rest of the CubeSpace team as they begin a new chapter in their lives.

      This is a BYO event - bring food, drink, and good wishes for the entire CubeSpace crew.
    
    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jun 9 2009
    Portland Pythoneers June Meetup

    Portland Pythoneers

    This month's tentative schedule:

    • Michel's Monthly Module ... email me to volunteer :)
    • Joel Bernstein will talk about screen scraping tools
    • Lightning talks!! 5 minutes of whatever pythonic-ish thing you want to share.

    If you have something you'd like to share this month, please let us know!

    Join us on our python.org mailing list and on #pdxpython on Freenode. All are welcome!

    Website
  • Monday
    Jun 8 2009
    Portland Functional Programming Study Group: F# with Jason Mauer

    A study/user group exploring the world of functional programming based in Portland, Oregon. The group welcomes programmers interested in all functional languages, including Haskell, Erlang, OCaml, Scala, and others. The group meets regularly and provides presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. The meetings are usually on the second Monday of the month.

    F#

    Abstract: F# is a typed functional programming language for the .NET Framework, based on OCaml. F# combines functional programming with the runtime support, libraries, tools, and object model of .NET. Understand how F# tackles difficult development issues with ease, such as asynchronous programming and concurrency. Bask in the elegance of succinct, declarative code. Featuring the latest bits from Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 -- don't miss it!

    Speaker: Jason Mauer is a Senior Developer Evangelist with Microsoft covering the Pacific Northwest. He has been with Microsoft for 8 years, with a background in .NET application development, Web development, and game development with DirectX and XNA. Find him online at http://jasonmauer.com/ or on Twitter as @jasonmauer.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jun 3 2009
    CHIFOO Meeting: Understanding, Fostering, and Supporting Cultures of Participation

    Presented by Gerhard Fischer, University of Colorado

      A culture’s penchant for participation is not dictated by technology; rather it is the result of changes in human behavior and social organization including innovative design, adoption, appropriation, and adaptation of technologies. Gerhard will share his experiences designing and assessing socio-technical environments for cultures of participation. His approach is grounded in the basic assumption that innovative technological developments are necessary for participation cultures, but they are not sufficient. Socio-technical systems are needed because the deep and enduring changes of societies are not just technological, but social and cultural as well. 
    
      Throughout the evening, Gerhard will encourage the audience to explore two themes: meta-design (a framework aimed at defining social and technical infrastructures in which new forms of collaborative design can take place) and social creativity (focused on harnessing the complex problem-solving power of our interactions with other people and shared artifacts).
    
      Learn more about Gerhard Fischer and his work at 
      http://www.chifoo.org/index.php/chifoo/events_detail/247/
    
      Registration begins at 6:30 pm.
      Program followed by questions from 7 - 9 pm. 
      .
      We will meet for CHIFOOd, our traditional no-host dinner and chat session, at La Merde at Bistro Montage -- 301 SE Morrison (directly under the Morrison bridge) between 5 and 6:30 pm.
    
    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jun 2 2009
    Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting

    The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon, area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby and its uses.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    May 27 2009
    Portland JavaScript Admirers May Meeting

    The May Meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We will discuss topics ranging from client-side web frameworks and features, to functional and prototypal programming theory.

      Topics will be announced on the mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs. If you would like to give a presentation, or have a suggestion for a topic, please send a message to pdxjs@googlegroups.com.
    
      Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.
    
    Website
  • CocoaHeads: Cocoa Programmers' Group

    The Portland CocoaHeads group is devoted to discussion of Apple's Cocoa Framework for programming on Mac OS X. During monthly meetings, members present on their projects and offer tutorials on various programming topics. Developers using any Cocoa-related language (Objective-C, Python, Ruby, etc.) are welcome, as well as related platforms like iPhone.

      Meetings are on the last Wednesday of the month at 7pm, at CubeSpace. NOTE: This is a new meeting date, due to too many conflicts on our previous second-Wednesday meetings.
    
      We'll go around the table to introduce ourselves and mention what we're working on or what we're interested in. Then, the floor will be open to anyone with a 10-minute demo or presentation topic. We'll also have a general Q&A discussion. A projector and wifi will be available.
    
    Website
  • Wednesday
    May 20 2009
    XPDX Meeting: The Art of Ware-as-a-Service

    The first wave of Agile software development challenged waterfall project management methodologies and traditional Quality Assurance. The next wave of Agile challenges on-premise software through what is known as Software-as-a-Service (or SaaS).

    Using Sun Tzu's timeless classic "The Art of War" as a framework, Founder/CEO of Cubic Compass, Mike Leach, presents principles and practices for creating an Agile SaaS organization that challenges the status quo of software development and delivery.

    Pizza thanks to John Wilger at 6:30pm <<<

    Website
  • Monday
    May 18 2009
    PDX Critique

    The mission of PDX Critique is to provide a monthly forum for designers of any stripe (graphic, web, whatever) to share information and constructive criticism.

    If you have something to show, sign up here: http://groups.google.com/group/pdxcritique/web/slots-for-may-2009

    Website
  • Tuesday
    May 12 2009
    Portland Pythoneers: Distributed Version Control System Showcase

    Python Meetups > Portland Pythoneers

    This month: Practical Distributed Version Control

    Join us for a discussion and presentation on putting DVCS to work. We'll cover Mercurial, git, bzr, darcs, getting started quickly with code hosting services, patch review tools and more!

    Join us on our python.org mailing list and on #pdxpython on Freenode. All are welcome!

    PDX Python on Twitter

    Portland Python Web Site

    Portland, OR 97214 - USA

    Tuesday, May 12 at 7:00 PM

    Photo: http://photos3.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/5/3/4/3/event_7161315.jpeg

    Attending: 0

    Details: http://www.meetup.com/pdxpython/calendar/10188449/

    Website
  • PDXPHP: Debugging and Profiling PHP Web Applications

    A tour of PHP application debugging and profiling techniques using open source tools such as

    Presenter: Sam Keen @samkeen

    Website
  • Monday
    May 11 2009
    Portland Functional Programmers Study Group: OCaml-based automated theorem-proving

    A study/user group exploring the world of functional programming based in Portland, Oregon. The group welcomes programmers interested in all functional languages, including Haskell, Erlang, OCaml, Scala, and others. The group meets regularly and provides presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. The meetings are usually on the second Monday of the month.

    An OCaml-based automated theorem-proving textbook

    John Harrison, Intel Corporation

    My recently published "Handbook of Practical Logic and Automated Reasoning" ( http://www.cambridge.org/9780521899574 ) is a textbook on automated theorem proving with the unusual feature that all the techniques described are accompanied by actual OCaml source code ( http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~jrh13/atp/ ) that the reader can use, modify and otherwise experiment with. I believe that this kind of concrete hands-on approach has significant benefits for many fields of mathematics and computer science, and particularly for the area of automated theorem proving. Indeed, the original ML was specifically designed as an implementation and interaction language (hence Meta Language) for a theorem prover. In this talk I'll describe in more detail my rationale for writing the book in this way, provide a survey of the main contents and give a demo of some of the code.

    John Harrison is a Principal Engineer at Intel Corporation, based in Hillsboro OR, specializing in formal verification, automated theorem proving, floating-point arithmetic and mathematical algorithms. He is also interested in the formalization of mathematics for its general intellectual interest and has formalized numerous classic theorems in his own HOL Light theorem prover (see http://www.cs.ru.nl/~freek/100/ ). Before joining Intel in 1998, he received his PhD from the University of Cambridge in England, supervised by Mike Gordon.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    May 6 2009
    Making Sense of User Centered Design and Agile, w Lane Halley and Jeff Patton

    Love it or hate it, everyone seems to be talking about Agile. Agile is used at scrappy startups that are iteratively defining their products and markets and at large companies with complex business problems working with internationally distributed teams. In each of these different settings, some folks are strong advocates of Agile, while some are still skeptics. Some people in the User-Centered Design (UCD) community dismiss Agile as a fad, others have embraced it whole-heartedly. Can these two worlds intersect?

    Website
  • Tuesday
    May 5 2009
    Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting

    The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon, area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby and its uses.

    Website
  • Saturday
    May 2 2009
  • Friday
    May 1 2009
  • Wednesday
    Apr 29 2009
    CocoaHeads: Cocoa Programmers' Group

    The Portland CocoaHeads group is devoted to discussion of Apple's Cocoa Framework for programming on Mac OS X. During monthly meetings, members present on their projects and offer tutorials on various programming topics. Developers using any Cocoa-related language (Objective-C, Python, Ruby, etc.) are welcome, as well as related platforms like iPhone.

      Meetings are on the last Wednesday of the month at 7pm, at CubeSpace. NOTE: This is a new meeting date, due to too many conflicts on our previous second-Wednesday meetings.
    
      We'll go around the table to introduce ourselves and mention what we're working on or what we're interested in. Then, the floor will be open to anyone with a 10-minute demo or presentation topic. We'll also have a general Q&A discussion. A projector and wifi will be available.
    
    Website
  • Monday
    Apr 27 2009
    PDXCritique

    The mission of PDX Critique is to provide a monthly forum for designers of any stripe (graphic, web, whatever) to share information and constructive criticism.

    If you have something to show, sign up here: http://groups.google.com/group/pdxcritique/web/slots-for-april-2009

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Apr 22 2009
    Portland JavaScript Admirers' April Meeting

    The April Meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We will discuss topics ranging from client-side web frameworks, to functional and prototypal programming theory.

    Topics will be announced on the mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs. If you would like to give a presentation, or have a suggestion for a topic, please send a message to pdxjs@googlegroups.com.

    Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Apr 21 2009
    Open Source Bridge Town Hall

    Open Source Bridge is hosting another town hall meeting on Tuesday, April 21, 2009 at 7 PM at CubeSpace (located at 622 SE Grand Avenue in Portland). As always, anyone interested in furthering the mission of Open Source Bridge is invited. We plan to share what we have accomplished so far and strategize together on completing the growing list of tasks to be accomplished in order to make this conference the stunning success we all want it to be.

    Please RSVP

    Website
  • JavaScript Sandbox

    Come hang out and work on your JavaScript skills. Whether you are just getting into programming, or you have been programming for a while and want to learn new things, you are encouraged to attend.

    The format will be one-on-one instruction. Find someone who knows stuff that you don't and learn, or find someone to teach. If you are looking for a JavaScript mentor or a mentee, this is the place to find one.

    If you have a laptop handy, please bring it along. Ideally laptops should be set up with Firefox running Firebug.

    Website
  • How to Make a Great Presentation

    It's time to come out from behind your desk or easel and meet your audience. In this hands-on workshop, you'll learn 10 essential tips for making powerful presentations whether it's to a client, your staff, or an auditorium of strangers. Discover how to give talks or readings that serve your audience and present your message with confidence and ease.

    Fee: $40 advance registration, $50 at the door Instructor: Gigi Rosenberg (www.gigirosenberg.com) Location: CubeSpace, 622 SE Grand, Portland For more information: www.cubespacepdx.com/node/1992 To register, call: 503.206.3500

    Website
  • Monday
    Apr 20 2009
    Write it Rich! Tips for Reluctant Writers

    Small business owners: Learn how to write your own marketing copy: blogs, newsletters, emails and more.

    Write it Rich! Tips for Reluctant Writers is a 1-day, 2-hour workshop that teaches you how to organize your thoughts, pick a key message, and write DREAMY copy.

    Great for folks in the service industry, and anyone who wants to brush up on their writing skills.

    Class size limited to 10. Registration, pre-payment required. $65 per person. Contact Susan Rich for payment info.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Apr 16 2009
    Portland WordPress User Group Meeting

    We'll be discussing your favorite WordPress tips and tricks. Aaron Hockley of Hockley Photography fame will be kicking things off with his favorites and then we'll open it up to everybody. Bring your best and share with the group!

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Apr 15 2009
    XPDX April: Bugs Do Not Exist

    Chris Sterling and Michael Tardiff are coming to Portland and will be running April's XPDX session:

    "We know about items on the product backlog, and getting them to “Done.” We know about impediments, and removing them as soon as possible. And agile methods lead us toward shipping software with zero defects, we hope. But bugs remain, for now, and we think of and treat them quite differently from stories, tasks, and other work items—perhaps to our, and our project’s, detriment. Buy why? We need your help finding an answer, or posing better questions.

    In this interactive session, we’ll explore the wealth of thoughts, opinions, and especially the strong feelings behind the things we call bugs."

    Pizza is sponsored by YesMail <<<

    Pizza arrives at 6:30pm, the session starts at 7pm, and at 9pm we move on to a local bar.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Apr 14 2009
    Portland Python User Group

    When: Tuesday, April 14th 2009, 7pm Where: CubeSpace What:

    * Short recap of PyCon
    * Planning of new pdxpython.org (yay!)
    * Hacking on the new pdxpython.org?? (double yay!?!) 
    
    Website
  • PDXPHP Meeting: PHP Develoment Methods for Producing Modular, Scalable Code

    Michael Scotto Di Carlo will be leading a discussion on a programming pattern for developing PHP applications that are: Scalable Quick to produce Modular / Portable easy to share, implement and customize Easy AJAX integration Fully abstracted HTML Little to no learning curve

    Michael Scotto Di Carlo Professor Clark College www.clark.edu Developer Supportland LLC supportland.com

    Website
  • Monday
    Apr 13 2009
    Portland Functional Programming Study Group

    A study/user group exploring the world of functional programming based in Portland, Oregon. The group welcomes programmers interested in all functional languages, including Haskell, Erlang, OCaml, Scala, and others. The group meets regularly and provides presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. The meetings are usually on the second Monday of the month.

    Website
  • Saturday
    Apr 11 2009
    Tax Procrastinators Unite!

    We realize we can't be the only people in the Portland tech community who still need to do our taxes, so we're holding a tax party. Come to CubeSpace, bring your tax forms, get things done.

      We're attempting to get some people who know what they're talking about to answer questions. 
    
      Bring food, beer, and stronger libations to share.
    
    Website
  • Thursday
    Apr 9 2009
    CubeSpace Community Passover Seder

    Passover is among the best-known of the Jewish holidays. It is a time when family and friends gather together for a ritual meal. The Haggadah, the text used in the seder (structured meal) explicitly encourages the invitation of "strangers." And many Jews (David and myself included) take Passover as an opportunity to bring Jews and non-Jews together for discussion and food (food is very important).

    We would like to invite members (in the broadest sense) of the CubeSpace community to the second CubeSpace Passover Seder. There are no minimum knowledge requirements to attend. Questions are encouraged and families are welcome.

    The seder will be on Thursday, April 9th, beginning at 5pm. Adults are $10/person, children under 12 are $5/person and children under 2 are free.

    Food will be kosher for Passover by ingredient, but we will not have special Passover plates. The seder will be vegetarian-friendly, and we will do our best to accommodate special diets for those that pre-register.

    For more information, please email David@CubeSpacePDX.com. Ticket Info: Adults are $10/person, children under 12 are $5/person and children under 2 are free.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Apr 7 2009
    Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting

    The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon, area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby and its uses.

    Presentations will include: * Igal Koshevoy: "Message queues showdown: Kestrel, AMQP, Starling, Sparrow, MemcacheQ, Delayed::Job, Beanstalk" * Bill Burcham: "Experiences migrating from EC2 to Heroku" * Jesse Hallett: "Protecting against CSRF attacks" (Cross-Site Request Forgery) * Markus Roberts: "Symbolic expressions that lets you capture expressions (generally numeric) as introspectable tree structures, manipulate them, evaluate them, etc." * Ed Borasky: "Overview of the Twitter API libraries"

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Apr 1 2009
    CHIFOO, Computer-Human Interaction Forum Of Oregon

    CHIFOO (pronounced ‘ky - FOO’), Computer-Human Interaction Forum Of Oregon, a local professional chapter of the ACM SIGCHI, serves practicing pro...

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  • Saturday
    Mar 28 2009
    Introduction to R, Statistical Computing - Portland Data Viz

    R, also called GNU S, is a strongly functional language and environment to statistically explore data sets and make many graphical displays of data.

    R is widely used for statistical software development and data analysis. R is part of the GNU project, and its source code is freely available under the GNU General Public License, and pre-compiled binary versions are provided for various operating systems. R uses a command line interface, though several graphical user interfaces are available.

    Ed Borasky will provide an introduction to R this Saturday at Cubespace from 11Am-3Pm. Please come prepared with a laptop and the requisite software (link to come soon). If you have any issues installing the software, or need help before the meeting, feel free to arrive at 10:30 Am.

    Software Downloads Updated to get ready for the upcoming class. There will be a few more pages coming. The first will be on installing GGobi, and the second will be on CRAN Task Views.

    Click on http://groups.google.com/group/pdx-visualization/web/getting-started-with-the-r-programming-language - or copy & paste it into your browser's address bar if that doesn't work.

    Here's an abbreviated "Getting Started With GGobi" guide. Please try this stuff out and let me know where it's broken. I just ran through the Windows part and the "Testing on a Social Network Dataset" part and that much of it works. :)

    Click on http://groups.google.com/group/pdx-visualization/web/getting-started-with-ggobi - or copy & paste it into your browser's address bar if that doesn't work.

    I added a couple of links to articles on using GGobi with social network data.

    Click on http://groups.google.com/group/pdx-visualization/web/getting-started-with-ggobi - or copy & paste it into your browser's address bar if that doesn't work.

    About R

    R was created by Ross Ihaka and Robert Gentleman at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and is now developed by the R Development Core Team. It is named partly after the first names of the first two R authors (Robert Gentleman and Ross Ihaka), and partly as a play on the name of S. The R language has become a de facto standard among statisticians for the development of statistical software.

    More information: http://www.r-project.org/

    Join the Portland Data Visualization Google Group for more updates: http://groups.google.com/group/pdx-visualization?hl=en.

    Website
  • Friday
    Mar 27 2009
    End Awkwardness and Get Social at Beer and Blog

    Join your fellow beer-and-bloggers at CubeSpace this Friday where KJs @MizD and @Chefchopper will spin (is that even the right word? I'm exposing my lame-ness here, aren't I) any one of their thousands of digital karaoke songs for your crooning pleasure. Lyrics will be projected big and tall for those spontaneous sing-along moments that always happen when someone sings pretty much anything by Pat Benatar. (At the very least, there is involuntary toe tapping. Think about it.)

    We'll also have more Beer and Blog buttons to pass out. They're beeutiful.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Mar 26 2009
    JavaScript Sandbox

    Come hang out and work on your JavaScript skills. Whether you are just getting into programming, or you have been programming for a while and want to learn new things, you are encouraged to attend.

    The format will be one-on-one instruction. Find someone who knows stuff that you don't and learn, or find someone to teach. If you are looking for a JavaScript mentor or a mentee, this is the place.

    If you have a laptop handy, please bring it along. Ideally laptops should be set up with Firefox running Firebug.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Mar 25 2009
    Portland JavaScript Admirers' March Meeting

    The March Meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We will discuss topics ranging from client-side web frameworks, to functional and prototypal programming theory.

    Topics will be announced on the mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs. If you would like to give a presentation, or have a suggestion for a topic, please send a message to pdxjs@googlegroups.com.

    Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

    Website
  • CocoaHeads: Cocoa Programmers' Group

    The Portland CocoaHeads group is devoted to discussion of Apple's Cocoa Framework for programming on Mac OS X. During monthly meetings, members present on their projects and offer tutorials on various programming topics. Developers using any Cocoa-related language (Objective-C, Python, Ruby, etc.) are welcome, as well as related platforms like iPhone.

      Meetings are on the last Wednesday of the month at 7pm, at CubeSpace. NOTE: This is a new meeting date, due to too many conflicts on our previous second-Wednesday meetings.
    
      We'll go around the table to introduce ourselves and mention what we're working on or what we're interested in. Then, the floor will be open to anyone with a 10-minute demo or presentation topic. We'll also have a general Q&A discussion. A projector and wifi will be available.
    
    Website
  • Monday
    Mar 23 2009
    PDXCritique

    The mission of PDX Critique is to provide a monthly forum for designers of any stripe (graphic, web, whatever) to share information and constructive criticism.

    If you have something to show, sign up here: http://groups.google.com/group/pdxcritique/web/slots-for-march-2009

    Website
  • Thursday
    Mar 19 2009
    Portland WordPress User Group Meeting

    This month's session will include a presentation by Nathan Bergey (@natronics) about CSS and how you can customize a theme to make it your own.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Mar 18 2009
    XPDX March: Ping Pong Pairing >> PIZZA FROM VERSIONONE <<

    Pair Programming has many benefits for a team above and beyond coding, yet it's still one of the hardest XP practices to get into. Ping Pong pairing is a lot of fun and is my favourite way to pair. It has a game-like style that instils good pairing and TDD practices. So come along to the next XPDX meeting to try it out. It doesn't matter if you've been pairing for years or want to try it for the first time. This will be a chance to learn from each other. We'll spend a little time getting to know the mechanics of Ping Pong pairing, do a brief demonstration, and then all pair up for over an hour of practice.

    Absolutely positively bring a laptop with you. We'll be using Java, JUnit, and Eclipse. A big time saver will be to ensure that you have the Java SDK installed beforehand.

    Thanks to VersionOne there'll be pizza for thirty! <<<

    Be there at 6:30pm for the pizza. We'll start at 7pm. At 9pm we'll move on to a local bar.

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  • Tuesday
    Mar 10 2009
    Portland Python User Group Meeting

    Short intro to PyTyrant/Tokyo Tyrant/Tokyo Cabinet by Michael Schurter

    PyParsing examples by Brett Carter

    Machine Learning topics (specifics TBD, John Melesky)

    The Portland Portland Python User Group meets every second Tuesday at CubeSpace in SE Portland, Oregon.

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  • PDXPHP monthly meeting: Introduction to Aspen framework

    Aspen is a PHP-based website and application development platform. Not only will you be able to produce quality results in less time, but your work is kept modular for amazing portability.

    The team from Trellis Development will give an introduction to the framework, along with a real world use-case scenario. Trellis is a local company that is developing a series of web-based products, and consists of members who currently run programming and design companies.

    http://www.aspen-framework.org

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  • CubeSpace PhotoShoot TweetUp

    Aaron Hockley (http://www.hockleyphoto.com/) is doing a CubeSpace photo shoot, and we want your help!

    We will provide Voodoo Donuts and Coffee, you just need to fill our space. Sounds easy, right?

    And anyone who shows up while Aaron is still taking pictures gets a free daypass @CubeSpace.

    Not enough to convince you? The Wii (with RockBand 2 and World of Goo) will be available before and after the photoshoot.

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  • Monday
    Mar 9 2009
    Portland Functional Programmers Study Group meeting

    A study/user group exploring the world of functional programming based in Portland, Oregon. The group welcomes programmers interested in all functional languages, including Haskell, Erlang, OCaml, Scala, and others. The group meets regularly and provides presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. The meetings are usually on the second Monday of the month.

    Website
  • Saturday
    Mar 7 2009
    ORBlogs Code Sprint

    We have our first official ORBlogs Code Sprint scheduled, March 7th, 11am, at CubeSpace! Thanks to CubeSpace for donating the space. If you can, please bring a little cash donation to cover the cost of snacks and drinks n stuff. We pretty much have space for the whole day, but I figure we can probably be heading out around 4ish. Then we can celebrate our first Code Sprint, and all the great progress we'll have made!

    Yay for Progress!

    Coming Soon: Agenda and final Issues List for the sprint.

    Yay!

    Details:
    ORBlogs Code Sprint
    Saturday March 7th
    11am-4pm

    Bring a laptop if possible. We'll be pair programming, so be prepared for that.

    AfterParty!
    4 til whenever
    eastburn? green dragon? eastburn does have skeeball...

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  • Tuesday
    Mar 3 2009
    Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting

    The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon, area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby and its uses.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Feb 26 2009
    Communit.as Launch Party

    Communit.as is an open source web application that provides a foundation for building custom community and social network sites. At long last, we're launching the beta version and we're having a party to celebrate. There will be snacks, drinks, a demo and a Q&A session with the developers. Come join us!

    UPDATE: We've changed the date from Feburary 19th to February 26th so we don't conflict with Ignite Portland 5.


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  • Wednesday
    Feb 25 2009
    Portland JavaScript Admirers' monthly meeting

    The February meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We will discuss topics ranging from client-side web frameworks, to functional and prototypal programming theory.

    Topics slated for this meeting are:

    • An Introduction to CouchDB from a Beginner's Perspective by Merlyn Albery-Speyer
    • CouchApps Demonstrated by J. Chris Anderson
    • Overview of Mapstraction, a Unified Interface to Various Mapping APIs by Adam DuVander
    • JSONP for Cross-Domain Scripting by Jesse Hallett

    Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our website at http://pdxjs.com/ for more information.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Feb 24 2009
    PDX Critique

    The mission of PDX Critique is to provide a monthly forum for designers of any stripe (graphic, web, whatever) to share information and constructive criticism.

    If you have something to show, sign up here: http://groups.google.com/group/pdxcritique/web/slots-for-march-2009

    Website
  • Monday
    Feb 23 2009
    PDX Critique

    The mission of PDX Critique is to provide a monthly forum for designers of any stripe (graphic, web, whatever) to share information and constructive criticism.

    Website
  • BarCampPortland Volunteer Meeting

    BarCampPortland will be held on May 1 & 2 at CubeSpace.

    Want to help us plan BarCampPortland or volunteer to help out on the day of the event? Show up to this meeting and / or add your name to the wiki to learn more!

    http://barcamp.org/BarCampPortland

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  • Wednesday
    Feb 18 2009
    XPDX February: Acceptance Test Driven Development >> NOW AT 6:30 AND FEATURING PIZZA <<

    Elisabeth Hendrickson will be coming to facilitate our February meeting. Here's her description:

    UPDATE: SolutionsIQ are sponsoring pizza for twenty - arriving at 6:30 <<<

    "It will essentially be a shorter preview of the Agile2009 demo I proposed at http://agile2009.agilealliance.org/node/641

    Here's the blurb:

    Agile teams practicing Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD) define acceptance tests collaboratively while discussing each story. This practice helps uncover assumptions and confirm that everyone has a shared understanding of what “done” looks like. During implementation, the technical team automates the natural-language Acceptance Tests by writing code to wire them up to the emerging software. In this way, ATDD tests become executable requirements. This session is a demonstration of the full ATDD workflow from initial discussions through final demo, and everything in between."

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  • Trust the Vote! Open Source Digital Voting Foundation Intro

    Hold the date! for an introduction to the Trust the Vote! project. OSU's Open Source Lab (OSL) and Portland Open Source Entrepreneurs (POSSE) welcome the Open Source Digital Voting Foundation's founders and exciting project to Oregon.

    Discover this imperative "public digital works project" of the Open Source Digital Voting Foundation. The OSDV Foundation is a Silicon Valley based public benefits corporation whose mission is to work to restore trust in how America votes through the design, development, and demonstration of open source digital voting technology.

    Join us to learn details about the "TrustTheVote Project," a well funded non-profit effort which has been under the radar for 2 years. The OSDV Foundation is now raising public awareness, and expanding efforts including a planned development center in Portland, Oregon.

    Our guests are two executives of the Foundation including its Chief Technology Officer. Their presentation will:

    o Introduce the project, its motivation, founding, and development efforts to date;

    o Walk through the TrustTheVote technology road map and review major projects underway;

    o Discuss development philosophies and approaches including experience-driven design and test-driven agile development;

    o Review opportunities for systems architects, software developers, SDQA/test specialists, and user experience designers;

    o Cover plans to expand the volunteer developer teams, future opportunities for senior members of technical staff, and opportunities for you to get involved.

    Presenters: Gregory Miller, Chief Development Officer E. John Sebes, Chief Technology Officer

    Foundation on the web: http://www.osdv.org

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  • Tuesday
    Feb 17 2009
    SAO HealthCare Information Session

    You are cordially invited to participate in an informative session for the Software Association of Oregon's HealthCare insurance plans that are available for new enrollment effective March 1, 2009

    Please RSVP using Upcoming.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Feb 12 2009
  • Portland WordPress User Group

    The WordPress Group will feature Justin Kistner talking about WordPress MU for Communities

    [Full details at http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/1495066/ ] This will be the second meeting of the Portland WordPress user group. Agenda to be announced.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Feb 11 2009
    CocoaHeads: Cocoa Programmers&#39; Group

    The Portland CocoaHeads group is devoted to discussion of Apple's Cocoa Framework for programming on Mac OS X. During monthly meetings, members present on their projects and offer tutorials on various programming topics. Developers using any Cocoa-related language (Objective-C, Python, Ruby, etc.) are welcome, as well as related platforms like iPhone.

    Meetings are on the second Wednesday of the month at 7pm, at CubeSpace, in the "Agora" room.

    We'll go around the table to introduce ourselves and mention what we're working on or what we're interested in. Then, the floor will be open to anyone with a 10-minute demo or presentation topic. We'll also have a general Q&A discussion. A projector and wifi will be available.

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  • CHIFOO Meeting: How Communities Straddle, Leap, and Land on Technology Choices

    presented by John Smith, CPsquare

    Can a community design its own digital habitat? Can a professional design a habitat on behalf of a community?

    Designing for a community is much harder than designing for a solitary individual. A digital habitat includes all the tools and the practices that enable a community to work and reproduce itself. It’s produced collectively, even though it’s experienced individually.

    This talk will explore how digital habitats vary across different contexts such as a company intranet, a mostly face-to-face community like CHIFOO, and a mostly online community like Planet Ubuntu.

    We’ll discuss some case studies of communities and the evolution of their digital habitats, exploring fundamental design tensions, kinds of tool integration, and the nature of technology stewardship.

    Find out more details about John and his work at our website >>

    SCHEDULE

    5:00 pm
    CHIFOOd — join us for dinner at East Bank Saloon across the street

    6:30 pm
    Registration, networking, and announcements at CubeSpace

    7:00 pm
    Program followed by questions and answers, and the rafffle.

    CHIFOO is the Computer-Human Interaction Forum of Oregon. We are the local chapter of the ACM, the Association of Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group devoted to computer usability. We usually meet the first Wed. of the month at Cubespace, but always check the schedule at chifoo.org..

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  • Tuesday
    Feb 10 2009
    Portland Pythoneers February Meetup

    Python Meetups > Portland Pythoneers

    Lightning / talks: * VPython, Visual Python Shell (Kirby Urner) * Zine, the New Python Blog Software (Jason Kirtland) * Werkzeug (Adam Lowry)

    Machine Learning (John Melesky) has been postponed until the March meeting.

    Join us on our python.org mailing list and on #pdxpython on Freenode. All are welcome!

    PDX Python on Twitter

    Portland Python Web Site

    Portland, OR 97214 - USA

    Tuesday, February 10 at 7:00 PM

    Photo: http://photos3.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/5/3/4/3/event_7161315.jpeg

    Attending: 0

    Details: http://www.meetup.com/pdxpython/calendar/9519259/

    Website
  • PDXPHP monthly meeting: Advanced PHP Data Objects Programming Using MySQL Stored Queries

    This presentation will cover the following topics:

    • PHP Data Objects Model and Setup
    • PHP Data Objects and Object-Oriented Programming
    • MySQL Stored Queries Design and Development
    • Calling MySQL Stored Queries in PHP Data Objects Programming
    • Advanced PHP Data Objects Programming Tips and Ideas
    • Conclusions
    • Questions and Answers
    • Slides, docs, examples and PHP source code will be provided

    presented by Ernest Bonat, Ph.D. Visual WWW, Inc. www.evisualwww.com

    Website
  • Monday
    Feb 9 2009
    Portland Functional Programmers Study Group: Wm Leler's Bertrand constraint language

    A study/user group exploring the world of functional programming based in Portland, Oregon. The group welcomes programmers interested in all functional languages, including Haskell, Erlang, OCaml, Scala, and others. The group meets regularly and provides presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. The meetings are usually on the second Monday of the month.

    This month, Wm Leler will talk about Constraint Satisfaction Systems and the Bertrand Programming Language. Wm is the creator of Bertrand and the author of the book "Constraint Programming Languages: Their Specification and Generation".

    Constraint Satisfaction Systems were a hot topic of research in the 80's -- famous constraint systems include Ivan Sutherland's Sketchpad, Alan Borning's ThingLab (built on top of Smalltalk), Guy Steele's constraint language, and James Gosling's Magritte. These systems were used for computer graphics, design, and general numeric problem solving, but most of these solvers were domain specific and thus of limited usefulness.

    Bertrand is an equational programming system whose purpose is to build constraint satisfaction systems using simple equational rules. Bertrand has an purely declarative semantics and an absurdly simple syntax, yet it is a powerful and expressive language, capable of solving problems in a large number of domains including graphics, word problems, electrical circuits, or -- with the right rules -- virtually any mostly-linear domain.

    Since this is the Functional Programming Study Group, this talk will cover the underlying equational programming language of Bertrand and ways in which it could be extended to make it more powerful.

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  • Wednesday
    Feb 4 2009
    Let&#39;s Make Money - Portland Web Innovators

    Carolynn Duncan (@hundreddollar) will discuss bootstrapping and web business. Bring your questions, ideas and experiences.

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  • Tuesday
    Feb 3 2009
    Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting

    A user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon, area.

    Presentations will include: * Monty Williams of GemStone's MagLev Alpha * Jesse Hallett on Rack, middleware and its role in Rails 2.3 * Don Park on OAuth and the Rails plugin * Dane Jensen on EventMachine and Thin * M. Edward (Ed) Borasky on Ruby 1.9.1 performance comparisons * ...and much more!

    Website
  • Saturday
    Jan 31 2009
    iPhone Developer Quick Start Class
    through
    CubeSpace [ *sniff* out of business 12 June 2009]

    This is a quick-start class for experienced developers that want to get started on the iPhone platform.

    We'll be covering:

    • Objective-C Fundamentals • The Cocoa Frameworks • Developing in Xcode • iPhone application development, from the ground up • Hands-on development exercises and collaboration

    Please register by 1/26

    Full class information can be found: www.nixwire.com/classes

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jan 28 2009
    Portland JavaScript Admirers' first monthly meeting

    The first monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We will discuss topics ranging from client-side web frameworks, to functional and prototypal programming theory. Topics slated for this meeting include:

    • SproutCore - An overview of this new client-side web application framework
    • JavaScript: The Good Parts - Tips on how to write beautiful JavaScript from the book by Douglas Crockford
    • jQuery 1.3 - New features in the web's most dynamic DOM library
    • CouchDB - An introduction to the world of document-oriented databases

    More topics are welcome! If you would like to give a presentation, or have a suggestion for a topic, please send a message to pdxjs@googlegroups.com.

    Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer.

    Website
  • Monday
    Jan 26 2009
    PDX Critique monthly meeting

    The mission of PDX Critique is to provide a monthly forum for designers of any stripe (graphic, web, whatever) to crawl out of their work void to share information and constructive criticism.

    Have something you want critiqued? Contact us via the google group or on the blog.

    Website
  • Saturday
    Jan 24 2009
    Calagator code sprint

    Come join us to work on improving Calagator in recognition of its 1 year birthday. We'll have a birthday party afterward.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jan 21 2009
    Online Community Managers PDX January Meeting (invite only)

    Please note that this meeting is by invite only and is intended for people currently managing online communities. If you would like to attend, you should request to join the Google Group with a description of the community you currently manage.

    The Online Community Managers PDX Group brings together Portland-area community managers--the folks on community/social networking sites that may responsible for any combination of content development, editing, posting, troubleshooting, developing campaigns, overseeing activities, providing forum moderation, offering encouragement, answering queries, etc.--to share insights, challenges and funny stories with each other on a monthly basis.

    We meet the third (3rd) Wednesday of each month.

    Group leaders: Ann Marcus & Dawn Foster Online_Community_Managers_PDX Google Group

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jan 20 2009
    Blogging for non-techies

    [Full details at http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/1492082/ ] So you've decided to incorporate a blog into your marketing, you're ready to make the leap, but you're stalled at execution. How do you build a blog? What elements and features does a blog have? What's an RSS feed for and how do you burn it? How do you promote your blog? This hands-on, practical workshop will answer these and other questions to help you launch a successful blog. Please RSVP to peterk[at]semiosiscommunications.com. Bring a wi-fi enabled laptop to get the most interactive experience.

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  • Inaugural Breakfast B&O Style

    Bring you favorite breakfast food, starting with a "B" or an "O" to share at the CubeSpace Inaugural Breakfast. @chefchopper will be making Blintzes to order (so bring Blitz-fillings as well).

    No RSVP required and this event is open to anyone wanting to hang with community for this historic event.

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  • Monday
    Jan 19 2009
    Geeks Day On

    Geeks Day On is a day of service in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr Day when folks with technology and Internet communication skills will offer advice and assistance to nonprofit organizations and open source projects. Visit http://dayon.org for more information.

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  • Thursday
    Jan 15 2009
    Portland WordPress User Group - First Meeting

    Portland loves blogging, and Portland loves WordPress. With so many great bloggers in the area using the WordPress platform, I'm excited to announce the first meeting of the Portland WordPress User Group.

    Where/When: Thursday, January 15th from 6:00-7:30pm at CubeSpace.

    We'll talk about:
    * Getting started
    * Meeting time/dates (monthly)
    * Future meeting topics or speaker ideas
    * The idea of a regular "help session" / "genius bar" type thing
    * Some of the great new features of 2.7 that folks might not have found

    Come join us and let's kick off what is sure to be a fun and helpful group.

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  • XPDX January: Lean Thinking for Agile Process Evolution

    Lean methods in software development have progressed from conceptual understanding to practical techniques that people are using to solve problems and ship software today. The Lean toolkit augments or enhances the practices that are available to today's Agile practitioner. Lean expands the organizational scope of Agile and provides a rich and robust set of methods for process improvement.

    Corey Ladas is a Lean Software Development consultant and practitioner who focuses on evolving local development processes through systematic self-organization and continuous improvement. He will discuss and demonstrate some of the techniques from his new book, Scrumban: Essays on Kanban Systems for Lean Software Development.

    Pizza at 6:30pm, talk at 7pm, beer after. Pizza is sponsored by YesMail. As ever, we will follow the meeting with a chat and hang out at a local pub.

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  • Tuesday
    Jan 13 2009
    Open Source Bridge Content Committee Meeting

    The Open Source Bridge Content team is ready to kick off 2009 with a meeting on Tuesday, January 13, 7pm at Cubespace.

    We'll be going over our content areas, reviewing our initial call for papers, talking about our philosophy for the conference and assigning leads for each of the content areas.

    We're looking for people who can coordinate the activities of a few people in review committees, can commit to 10-15 hours of reviewing and responding time over the next two months. We figure we'll have 3-4 in-person meetings before we finalize acceptance of presentations on April 1!

    Anything else you're interested in chatting about? Send it to the list, and we'll make an agenda.

    Several people may retire to a nearby bar for #afterhours hacking.

    Let us know if you can make it!

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  • Portland Pythoneers January Meetup

    Join us while we simultaneously pat our heads and rub our Holiday-fortified bellies... oh, and there will also be Pythonic discussion. As usual, there will most likely also be beverage consumption following the meeting, at one of the nearby beverage consumption establishments.

    Scheduled talks: * Metaclasses (John Melesky)

    Do you have a particular topic you'd like to talk about this month? We'd love to hear it! Contact one of us organizing types and we'll get it listed here.

    Join us on our python.org mailing list and on #pdxpython on Freenode. All are welcome!

    Details: http://python.meetup.com/183/calendar/9312544/

    Website
  • PDXPHP monthly meeting: Concrete5

    The headliner for this meeting will be The folks at Concrete Studios giving us a tour of their CMS product: Concrete5 (c5)

    What is c5?

    concrete5 is a building material for the web. Working with a web designer or pre-existing theme, a site owner can create and easily change the content and structure of a website. Simply use the tool bar to point click and edit.

    http://www.concrete5.org/

    If time allows we will give a quick demo of setting up the Netbeans 6.5 PHP IDE with Xdebug enabled. http://www.netbeans.org/features/php/index.html

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  • Monday
    Jan 12 2009
    Portland Functional Programmers Study Group

    Julian Blake Kongslie will present an introduction to state-space search, followed by some examples of various search methods in Haskell, with examples of both how to use search and how to write search code.

    pdxfunc is a study/user group exploring the world of functional programming based in Portland, Oregon. The group welcomes programmers interested in all functional languages, including Haskell, Erlang, OCaml, Scala, and others. The group meets regularly and provides presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. The meetings are usually on the second Monday of the month.

    Website
  • Saturday
    Jan 10 2009
    End Bloglessness - A Beer and Blog workshop to install your blog

    As part of our one year celebration, we want to offer the past year's worth of wisdom that we've built up to help you launch your blog. We're looking for all of those folks that have wanted their own hosted blog. End Bloglessness will be a 4 hour, 4 session workshop.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jan 6 2009
    Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting

    pdx.rb is a gathering of Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon, area.

    Presentations: - "Using the Ruby DBI, a low-level database interface" by Erik Hollensbe, the DBI maintainer - "Exploring the DataMapper ORM" with Jesse Hallett. - ...and often many others spontaneously added during meeting

    Other possible topics: - What's new in Ruby 1.9.1? - What's new in Rails 2.2? - ...and more!

    Website
  • Thursday
    Dec 18 2008
    Nonprofit Networking

    Are you a non-profit or someone who works with them? A non-profit looking for affordable consultants or vendors? A volunteer looking an organization eager for your time? A non-profit wanting to partner on a project? If so, then non-profit networking is for you. Come meet others who work and volunteer in Portland's non-profit sector. Swap resources, share ideas, devise solutions and just hang out with community-minded people like yourself. Bring your brains and your rolodex; we provide snacks and drinks.

  • Friday
    Dec 12 2008
    WordPress 2.7 Release Party

    To celebrate the release of WordPress 2.7 the organizers of WordcampPDX are hosting a night of fun, frolic, and help migrating to the new WordPress 2.7. If you're not a current WordPress user now is the perfect time to switch. No fuss no muss :D

  • Thursday
    Dec 11 2008
    CubeSpace Holiday Party

    Come ring in the festive season with CubeSpace! On December 11, from 4 to 8 p.m., we'll be opening our doors to begin the merriment. With games (both video and board), crafts (origami and tree-decorating), hot and cold beverages, and some snacks to munch on, the celebration should be as raucous or laid-back as you want to make it.

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  • Wednesday
    Dec 10 2008
    Portland CocoaHeads

    The Portland CocoaHeads group is devoted to discussion of Apple's Cocoa Framework for programming on Mac OS X. During monthly meetings, members present on their projects and offer tutorials on various programming topics. Developers using any Cocoa-related language (Objective-C, Python, Ruby, etc.) are welcome, as well as related platforms like iPhone.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Dec 9 2008
    [Canceled for Winter Coders' Social] Portland Python Users Group

    This event replaced by Winter Coders' Social: http://calagator.org/events/1250456151

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    Socialize with other Python programming enthusiasts, check out presentations on Pythonic topics, maybe participate in a code sprint or two, possibly work on projects and provide mutual technical support.

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  • Winter Coders' Social II

    Last December, many of the local software developer User Groups banded together and had a party (instead of the regular meetings). It was known as the Winter Coders Social. In August, we had a Summer Coder's Social as the outdoor and sunny successor!

    Now, we're having a second Winter Coders' Social. Good and geeky times will be had by all. Come join us.

    Bring yourself, games if you have them, and a dish to share.

    Food: Some beverages will be provided. Potluck signup: http://tinyurl.com/coders-social-potluck-form Current potluck list: http://tinyurl.com/coders-social-potluck-list

    Fun: We'll be playing games, like last year, so bring 'em!

    There will be a programming competition! Any language welcome, no particular toolkits or api skills necessary. These'll be problems that just require thought. If enough of you are interested and bring a language that you're only vaguely familiar with, we'll have a separate league for language newbies. Prizes? Bragging rights! Plus a surprise or two.

    Hope to see you there!

    P.S.: We will need a cleanup crew immediately following the party; if you don't have to split right away, we'd appreciate your help. :)

  • [Canceled for Winter Coders' Social] PDX PHP

    This event replaced by Winter Coders' Social: http://calagator.org/events/1250456151

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    The Portland PHP Users Group is a community forum for people to share, meet and learn about PHP and Open Source technologies. The group strives to be a valuable resource for anyone interested in PHP regardless of their skill level or background. Through sharing and communication we believe we can foster a creative and successful community of PHP developers.

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  • Monday
    Dec 8 2008
    Portland Functional Programmers Study Group

    A study/user group exploring the world of functional programming based in Portland, Oregon. The group welcomes programmers interested in all functional languages, including Haskell, Erlang, OCaml, Scala, and others. The group meets regularly and provides presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. The meetings are usually on the second Monday of the month.

    Jim Blandy will present trace-based just-in-time compilation techniques, how they're being used in his work at Mozilla with the SpiderMonkey JavaScript implementation, and how these can be applied to functional programming languages. Jim is a contributor to GNU Emacs, Guile, GDB, EGLIBC, Mozilla SpiderMonkey, Subversion, and others.

    Website
  • Ignite Portland Kickoff Planning Meeting

    Come get started planning Ignite Portland 5. The event will be on February 19, so it's coming up soon.

    This event is not for day-of volunteers (though we need you, too!). Here's a taste of the pre-planning positions we're looking to fill: A/V and Speakers Lead Speaker correspondent Slide preparers

    Volunteer/Venue Lead Volunteer organizer

    Marketing/Blogging Lead Bloggers/Tweeters Graphic/web designers

    Website
  • Saturday
    Dec 6 2008
    CyborgCamp 2008

    CyborgCamp is a simulcast unconference about the future of the relationship between humans and technology. We'll discuss topics such as social media, design, code, inventions, web 2.0, twitter, the future of communication, cyborg technology, anthropology, psychology, and philosophy.

    CyborgCamp's aim is to have many communication channels such as Twitter, Flickr, UstreamTV, Video and Audio recordings and live chats displayed on the screen. In this way, the conference attendees can exist in three places at once -- Vancouver, Portland, and Cyberspace.

    Half of the conference will be organized BarCamp style, and the other half will have structured experts on various topics.

    Classrooms, individuals and businesses are encouraged to attend the event remotely. It will be livestreamed through multiple channels and will be archived and tagged for future viewing. Details on remote conference access will be available a week before the conference begins.

    What is a cyborg? A cyborg (shorthand for “cybernetic organism”) is a symbiotic fusion of human and machine. Join in our pre-conference discussion and help organize the event at http://www.cyborgcamp.org and faster updates on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/cyborgcamp.

    CyborgCamp is open to sponsors. We're interested in cutting edge companies or non-profits who are interested in education/technological development. Please E-mail caseorganic@gmail.com if you or your organization/business is interested in this. Your logo will be added to any paper brochures, the website, and will be included in live Twitter streams during the event.

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  • Thursday
    Dec 4 2008
    Calagator CodeSprint

    Join us to work on adding features and improving Calagator!

    Everyone is welcome to participate, even those that haven't been at a code sprint before. These events are great for learning more about Ruby and Rails, agile programming, and finding ways to work better with other technical people in a friendly environment while making a genuine contribution to a community project.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Dec 2 2008
    Portland Ruby Brigade

    pdx.rb is a gathering of Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon, area.

    The next meeting of the Portland Ruby Brigade is coming up.

    If you have a topic you'd like to present, please post to the mailing list so we can make sure that you get a spot.

    Possible topics * Rails 2.2 features and changes review -- http://guides.rubyonrails.org/2_2_release_notes.html * Providing Ruby with access to C libraries through SWIG -- http://github.com/igal/libical_with_ruby/tree/master/README_for_Ruby.txt * ...?

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  • Friday
    Nov 28 2008
    Leftover Fest & Movie Marathon

    Once again it is time for our annual Day after Thanksgiving Day movie marathon. Share your leftovers, indulge in cheesy dialogue, and hang with people you are not related to (although friends and family are welcome).

    What else would you do? Go to Tashi station to pick up some power converters?

  • Thursday
    Nov 20 2008
    WordIgniteBarCampCampCampCampPalooza… PDX

    Details to be given for WordIgniteBarCampCampCampCampPalooza… PDX at IGNITE PORTLAND 4 on November 13th.

    That's all we can say for now, but... you do not want to miss this.

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  • Non-Profit Networking

    Are you a non-profit or someone who works with them? A volunteer looking an organization eager for your time? A non-profit wanting to partner on a project?A non-profit looking for affordable consultants or vendors? If so, then non-profit networking is for you. Come meet others who work and volunteer in Portland's non-profit sector. Swap resources, share ideas, devise solutions and just hang out with community-minded people like yourself. Bring your brains and your rolodex; we provide snacks and drinks. Thursday, November 20th from 6:00-8:00pm.

    *This is a regular event that happens every third Thursday of the month.

    * Any questions, contact CubeSpace at 503-206-3500 or on the web at www.CubeSpacePDX.com

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  • Wednesday
    Nov 19 2008
    XPDX - Agile Methodologies: A Matter of Survival

    In October, SolutionsIQ organized an entertaining, educational, and well-attended panel on Incremental Architecture.

    In November, Michael Kelly will present our next evening meeting topic, Agile Methodologies: A Matter of Survival.

    Metaphorically, we frequently think of things as surviving where there's no real threat to life. Companies survive. Products, and the teams that produce them, survive. Individual members of the team continue to be a member of the team by virtue of their ability to survive. In all these activities we see the same lively dance of competition and cooperation, of adaptation and evolution, within a constantly changing environment.

    Michael Kelly, a survivor of numerous software campaigns, will bring together the insights of famed survival writer Laurence Gonzales, some rather surprising research into the neuroscience of decision making, and some hair-raising personal experiences to illuminate the importance of agile methodologies and suggest some potential new directions.

    This is our usual monthly meeting for the month of November. Remember the location and time for future meetings! Third Wed of the month, at CubeSpace.

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  • Saturday
    Nov 15 2008
    Calagator code sprint

    Calagator is an all-volunteer, open-source project to develop a calendar aggregation system for the Portland technical community. We're making lots of progress, so please join us in the effort. For further details about the project, see calagator.org

    We have a full-day code sprint on Saturday at CubeSpace starting at 10am and ending around 6pm. You don't have to be there for the full day, join us for however much time you'd like to contribute.

    Everyone is welcome to participate, even those that haven't been at a code sprint before. These events are great for learning more about Ruby and Rails, agile programming, and finding ways to work better with other technical people in a friendly environment while making a genuine contribution to a community project.

    Join us!

    -igal

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  • Wednesday
    Nov 12 2008
    Portland CocoaHeads

    The Portland CocoaHeads group is devoted to discussion of Apple's Cocoa Framework for programming on Mac OS X. During monthly meetings, members present on their projects and offer tutorials on various programming topics. Developers using any Cocoa-related language (Objective-C, Python, Ruby, etc.) are welcome, as well as related platforms like iPhone.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Nov 11 2008
    Portland Python Users Group

    The Portland Python User Group meets every second Tuesday at CubeSpace in SE Portland, Oregon.

    Next Meeting

    * When: Tuesday, November 11th 2008 at 7pm
    *
    
      Where: CubeSpace, SE Grand
    * What:
          o Perhaps more of what's New in 2.6 and 3.0?
          o list topics you would like to discuss here 
    
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  • PDX PHP

    The Portland PHP Users Group is a community forum for people to share, meet and learn about PHP and Open Source technologies. The group strives to be a valuable resource for anyone interested in PHP regardless of their skill level or background. Through sharing and communication we believe we can foster a creative and successful community of PHP developers.

    Website
  • Monday
    Nov 10 2008
    Portland Functional Programmers Study Group

    A study/user group exploring the world of functional programming based in Portland, Oregon. The group welcomes programmers interested in all functional languages, including Haskell, Erlang, OCaml, Scala, and others. The group meets regularly and provides presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. The meetings are usually on the second Monday of the month.

    Website
  • The semi-un-not-so-official Wordpress Upgrade Party

    We saw the demo at WordCamp, now lets get together for the grand launch of WordPress 2.7!

  • Tuesday
    Nov 4 2008
    Ruby: pdx.rb November meeting

    pdx.rb is a gathering of Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon, area.

    Website
  • pdx.rb November meeting

    pdx.rb is a gathering of Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon, area.

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  • Thursday
    Oct 30 2008
    Open Source Bridge Town Hall

    Open Source Bridge will be a completely volunteer-run, community effort to connect developers working with open source. We're kicking things off with a town hall discussion and planning meeting on October 30th, 7:30pm at CubeSpace (located at 622 SE Grand Avenue in Portland). We'll talk about overall goals for the conference, then break into small working groups to start tackling the event planning needs. If you can, bring an audio or video recorder to help document the discussion.

    Please let us know if you can attend. If October 30 doesn't work for you, let us know as we are considering a second meeting during the day on the west-side. We'd very much like to have your participation in making this conference a fun, educational experience.

    You can RSVP by filling in the form at http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?key=p1ZDddPXGskYFX5NnM9FaXA&hl=en

    Website
  • Business Plan: Your Road to Success (Workshop)

    Workshop Description

    This workshop is designed for those who are ready to start their business plan or who are in business but need to build a business plan. It covers all aspects of building a business plan including: how to get yourself organized, avoiding writers block, required content, focusing on what is important and tips on how to make your plan represent you in the best light.

    Although there is no one way to write a business plan, attendees will be taken through a simple structure for building their plan. In addition, participants will be exposed to business planning software that will assist them in completing the financial portions of the plan.

    Sample Content:

    * The need for a business plan
    * The elements of a business plan
    * Steps in basic financial planning
    * Organization and management strategies
    * Using your plan to measure progress and obtain financing
    * How your marketing plan fits into your business plan

    This workshop also features break-out sessions for exploring specific topics in more detail.

    Workshop Presenters

    James M. Smith

    Jim Smith, who began his career at IBM in sales and marketing, has over thirty years of experience mentoring entrepreneurial start-ups and counseling small to mid sized companies that are looking to expand or are under performing or under capitalized. Jim brings a deep background of executive management experience.

    In 1993 Jim founded and remains the managing partner of YCHANGE International, a turnaround consultancy specializing in small to medium sized new businesses or existing companies looking to expand or needing a turnaround strategy. In 2005 he also started counseling clients and teaching workshops for SCORE, including business planning and internet marketing.

    Len Van Regenmorter, Accredited SCORE Counselor and Business Financial Consultant

    Len worked on the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo space programs with Honeywell, concentrating in the areas of inertial guidance systems, visual displays for astronauts, and hand controls for the Command Capsule and Lunar Excursion Module.

    Len moved to Control Data in 1969 as a program manager for large computer systems. In 1977 he moved to Oregon to work for Floating Point Systems, a supercomputer company, where he became Director of Engineering. From 1991 to 1998 he ran his own consulting business working with small growing hi-tech firms. Len retired in 1998 and immediately began volunteering for SCORE where he has helped numerous clients, especially in the area of detailed financial planning.

    To RSVP, register through SCORE's Portland website.
    Click on Workshops on the left panel; then register for a workshop here; then Thr Oct 30, 8:30a-4:30p, Business Plan – Your Roadmap to Success.

    Website
  • Monday
    Oct 27 2008
    PDX Critique monthly meeting

    Share your creations and get constructive feedback

    Website
  • Saturday
    Oct 25 2008
    Calagator Code Sprint

    Join us to work on adding features and improving Calagator!

    We have a full-day code sprint on Saturday at CubeSpace starting at 10am and ending around 6pm. You don't have to be there for the full day, join us for however much time you'd like to contribute.

    Some possible tasks for the sprint include adding creation and editing of recurring events, improving Google Calendar compatibility, and other bug fixes and improvements.

    Everyone is welcome to participate, even those that haven't been at a code sprint before. These events are great for learning more about Ruby and Rails, agile programming, and finding ways to work better with other technical people in a friendly environment while making a genuine contribution to a community project.

  • Thursday
    Oct 16 2008
    CubeSpace's Second Birthday Party & Open House

    Mark your calendars: on Thursday, October 16, CubeSpace marks our second birthday! What does this mean for you? A community-wide open house, with delicious food, great company, and some fun and games to boot. Current, former, and future members of CubeSpace are all invited, as are general well-wishers, curious onlookers, and newsletter devotees (hey, I can dream, right?). The festivities will be happening from 4 to 8 p.m., so drop by and help us ring in Year Number Three!

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Oct 14 2008
    Python: What's new in 2.6 and 3.0

    Python 2.6 has been released and 3.0 will be shortly. We'll be celebrating their releases this Tuesday with a D.I.Y. What's New party!

    The format is simple: pick a change or two from the What's New in Python documentation from 2.6 or 3.0 and tell us about it! You can use the projector if you want, but < 5 minutes. That's easy because most changes are small.

    Here's an example from 3.0:

    "Removed <> (use != instead)."

    So easy! Find some and bring 'em to us. If you get inspired and want to share one of the few larger changes (< 10 min), check the wiki and put your name down.

    I'll be bringing two growlers of rare and wonderful beer from Bailey's Taproom to get the party started. Bring hardcopy of one or both What's New if you can. And party hats.

    http://docs.python.org/whatsnew/2.6.html http://docs.python.org/dev/3.0/whatsnew/3.0.html

    wiki: http://pdxpython.org/ maps, rsvp, etc.: http://python.meetup.com/183/

    Tuesday 10/14 7pm at CubeSpace. See you there!

    Cheers, Jason

  • Portland Python: What&#39;s New in 2.6 and 3.0

    Python 2.6 has been released and 3.0 will be shortly. We'll be celebrating their releases this Tuesday with a D.I.Y. What's New party!

    The format is simple: pick a change or two from the What's New in Python documentation from 2.6 or 3.0 and tell us about it! You can use the projector if you want, but < 5 minutes. That's easy because most changes are small.

    Here's an example from 3.0:

    "Removed <> (use != instead)."

    So easy! Find some and bring 'em to us. If you get inspired and want to share one of the few larger changes (< 10 min), check the wiki and put your name down.

    Website
  • PHP: Using Adobe Flex and Adobe AIR with PHP and Zend Framework

    Rich Internet applications (RIAs) are everywhere. With Web businesses like Google and Yahoo! and brick and mortar companies like Harley Davidson and Sherwin Williams embracing RIAs for their online presence, the media buzz is giving way to the reality of a better Internet.

    Adobe has recently contributed AMF support to the Zend Framework, allowing PHP developers to easily build Rich Internet Applications using Flex and Adobe AIR that interact with a PHP backend.

    Ryan Stewart, a technical evangelist with Adobe, will give an introduction to Adobe Flex and Adobe AIR, and will walk through how to create a Flex application powered by PHP and the Zend Framework. Working with Zend Studio for Eclipse, and Flex Builder (an Eclipse plugin), Ryan will demonstrate how to build, debug and deploy applications built with Adobe Flex, and how to have these same applications run on the desktop using the Adobe AIR runtime.

    With this knowledge, developers will be able to easily build rich Internet applications that combine data from PHP and rich media like audio and video into a compelling application.

    Ryan’s bio can be found online at http://blog.digitalbackcountry.com/?page_id=2

    Website
  • Monday
    Oct 13 2008
    Portland Functional Programming Study Group

    A study/user group exploring the world of functional programming based in Portland, Oregon. The group welcomes programmers interested in all functional languages, including Haskell, Erlang, OCaml, Scala, and others. The group meets regularly and provides presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. The meetings are usually on the second Monday of the month.

    Website
  • Saturday
    Oct 11 2008
    Calagator Code Sprint

    Join us to work on adding features and improving Calagator!

    We have a full-day code sprint on Saturday at CubeSpace starting at 10am and ending around 6pm. You don't have to be there for the full day, join us for however much time you'd like to contribute.

    Some possible tasks for the sprint include adding data versioning and rollback, improving Google Calendar compatibility, and reviewing whether we'd like to include basic reservation support as seen on this demo site: http://calagator-with-reservations.demo.pragmaticraft.com:81/events/1250455702

    Everyone is welcome to participate, even those that haven't been at a code sprint before. These events are great for learning more about Ruby and Rails, agile programming, and finding ways to work better with other technical people in a friendly environment while making a genuine contribution to a community project.

    Join us!

    -igal

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Oct 8 2008
    CocoaHeads: Cocoa Programmers&#39; Group

    The Portland CocoaHeads group is devoted to discussion of Apple's Cocoa Framework for programming on Mac OS X. During monthly meetings, members present on their projects and offer tutorials on various programming topics. Developers using any Cocoa-related language (Objective-C, Python, Ruby, etc.) are welcome, as well as related platforms like iPhone.

    Meetings are on the second Wednesday of the month at 7pm, at CubeSpace, in the "Persian" room.

    We'll go around the table to introduce ourselves and mention what we're working on or what we're interested in. Then, the floor will be open to anyone with a 10-minute demo or presentation topic. We'll also have a general Q&A discussion. A projector and wifi will be available.

    Website
  • Saturday
    Oct 4 2008
    Reservation System Code Sprint

    Starting at the Calagator Documentation Sprint, we will plan out how to build a separate reservation system for Calagator. This will be an entirely new-code project to build a system to maintain reservations for calagator events. Discussion to be had as to whether to store data in calagator and use this as a frontend, store data in the new reservation system and provide an API for Calagator to use to save reservations, or something completely different.

    This will probably be written in Python+Django.

    Website
  • Luz Code Camp (Ruby music visualization)

    Luz is a music visualization studio, written in the beautiful and expressive Ruby programming language.

    This Saturday, Oct 4, please join us for an all-day Luz code camp, including:

    • Code tours. The author of Luz will step through code, explaining how things work, why they work that way, and seeking advice on how to deal with a few open issues.

    • Tutorials. We will develop some new and needed plugins together, live.

    • Mini-sprints. Eg. the beat tapping code doesn't feel quite perfect. (If you've never tweaked Ruby algorithms to get them to feel right, you'll love this process!)

    This event is primarily for Ruby programmers, or others interested in learning Ruby.

    We'll be in the "Roman" conference room at CubeSpace (622 SE Grand Ave., Portland OR).

    Hope to see you there!

    Website
  • Thursday
    Oct 2 2008
    Entrepreneurial Series Open House

    CubeSpace's Entrepreneurial Series Morning Meetings are starting up again in October, and we want to introduce you to the participants! On October 2, from 9 to 10 a.m., we're hosting an Entrepreneurial Series Open House. Stop by, drink some coffee, and meet the cast of the Entrepreneurial program, as well as Kent Smith, our new SCORE counselor-in-residence. Kent will have office hours from noon to 5pm on Wednesdays from now on, and is a great resource for new entrepreneurs. We hope to see you there!

    Website
  • Monday
    Sep 29 2008
    PDX Critique

    The mission of PDX Critique is to provide a monthly forum for designers of any stripe (graphic, web, whatever) to crawl out of their work void to share information and constructive criticism.

    Website
  • PDX Coffee Clinic on Fundraising

    Coffee Clinics are a low-key way for startups to get answers and resolve obstacles. You can attend a free group Q&A, or schedule a 1-on-1 micro-consultation ($25/30 min.)

    RSVP on Upcoming:

    http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/1136207/

    More info:

    http://coffeewithanexpert.com/coffeeclinic/coffee-clinics-at-cubespace/

    Questions? Email info@coffeewithanexpert.com

    Website
  • Saturday
    Sep 27 2008
    WordCamp Portland

    THIS EVENT IS SOLD-OUT

    WordCamp is a gathering of WordPress folks. Whether you consider yourself an enthusiast, developer, designer, marketer, or writer, WordCamp is for you.

    WordCamp Portland will be held at CubeSpace on September 27th. You can head over to the Agenda page to check out the details, but we’ll kick things off with a couple large-group speakers including Lorelle Van Fossen as our keynote speaker. The middle of the day will feature several small-group breakout sessions with a variety of topics. Attendees can pose WordPress questions to our “Ask the Experts” panel before dinner. After dinner, we’ll have a bunch of rooms available for unconference-style sessions to be determined by the attendees on the day of the event.

    We’re now accepting registrations for WordCamp Portland. The advance registration fee is $10 which includes lunch, dinner, a WordCamp Portland T-shirt, and entry into drawings for door prizes.

    Website
  • Saturday
    Sep 20 2008
    Calagator Documentation Sprint

    Join us to to work on the Calagator User Guide. This is a great chance to learn more about the project and help out with an important task. Previous code sprint participants and newcomers are all welcome to contribute.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Sep 18 2008
    Luz Code Sprint -- Music Visualization in Ruby

    I'm happy to announce the third Luz Code Sprint, happening this Thursday the 18th, 5-9pm at CubeSpace.

    Luz is a Ruby music visualization playground, aiming to create a simple, beautiful GUI for artists, and simple, beautiful code for us! (I heart Ruby!!)

    This event is open to EVERYONE, from coders to artists to musicians, everyone's input and contributions will be super useful.

    I'm especially eager to see:

    • 2d sketch artists
    • OpenGL enthusiasts
    • Cairo enthusiasts

    So please don't hesitate to invite your friends! :)

    I'll bring all my gear for people to play with: a wacom tablet, a console with gobs of dials and knobs, a gamepad, and hopefully we'll be able to hook up to the projector.

    Join us this Thursday! I really hope to see you there!

    -Ian

    p.s. if you want to try out Luz ahead of time, it's super easy. In Ubuntu:

    1) sudo apt-get install bzr ruby1.8 libgtk2-ruby libglade2-ruby libgtkglext1-ruby librmagick-ruby1.8 libcairo-ruby libsdl-ruby1.8 2) bzr branch https://code.launchpad.net/~ian-mcintosh/luz/trunk luz 3) ./luz_editor.rb

    Website
  • Luz Code Sprint -- Music Visualization in Ruby

    http://launchpad.net/luz

    I'm happy to announce the third Luz Code Sprint, happening this Thursday the 18th, 5-9pm at CubeSpace.

    Luz is a Ruby music visualization playground, aiming to create a simple, beautiful GUI for artists, and simple, beautiful code for us! (I heart Ruby!!)

    This event is open to EVERYONE, from coders to artists to musicians, everyone's input and contributions will be super useful.

    I'm especially eager to see:

    • 2d sketch artists
    • OpenGL enthusiasts
    • Cairo enthusiasts

    So please don't hesitate to invite your friends! :)

    I'll bring all my gear for people to play with: a wacom tablet, a console with gobs of dials and knobs, a gamepad, and hopefully we'll be able to hook up to the projector.

    Join us this Thursday! I really hope to see you there!

    -Ian

    p.s. if you want to try out Luz ahead of time, it's super easy. In Ubuntu:

    1) sudo apt-get install bzr ruby1.8 libgtk2-ruby libglade2-ruby libgtkglext1-ruby librmagick-ruby1.8 libcairo-ruby libsdl-ruby1.8 2) bzr branch https://code.launchpad.net/~ian-mcintosh/luz/trunk luz 3) ./luz_editor.rb

    Website
  • Friday
    Sep 12 2008
    From Side Project to Startup
    through
    CubeSpace [ *sniff* out of business 12 June 2009]

    The seeds for 'From Side Project to Startup' were sown at a session of early May's Bar Camp Portland. The conference generated a good amount of buzz, and brought up more questions than the time could answer.

    On September 12 and 13, 'From Side Project to Startup' will focus on the resources, planning, and above all initiative needed to make idle thoughts, plots, plans, and what-ifs come to fruition.

    The event is crystallized around several 'seeded' sessions, but the BarCamp-style 'unconference' sessions led by participants are the meat-and-potatoes of the weekend.

    You'll notice the schedule includes a lot of 'schmooze,' snack, break and party time. With this as well as the unconference time to meet and discuss with people, it's a goal of 'From Side Project to Startup' that a network of interested startups will form to provide each other with peer support and accountability. You can do it, keep going!

    As always, Legion of Tech events are free to participants, so please come share, experience, and enjoy the community we're all part of.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Sep 11 2008
    Luz Code Sprint - Ruby music visualization

    Luz is a Ruby music visualization playground, aiming to create a simple, beautiful GUI for artists, and simple, beautiful code internally!

    This event is open to EVERYONE, from coders to artists to musicians, everyone's input and contributions will be super useful.

    I'm especially eager to see:

    • 2d sketch artists
    • OpenGL enthusiasts
    • Cairo enthusiasts

    Please don't hesitate to invite your friends! :)

    We'll have some fun inputs to play with: a wacom tablet, a console with gobs of dials and knobs, a gamepad, and hopefully we'll be able to hook up to the projector.

    If you want to try out Luz ahead of time, it's super easy. In Ubuntu:

    1) sudo apt-get install bzr ruby1.8 libgtk2-ruby libglade2-ruby libgtkglext1-ruby librmagick-ruby1.8 libcairo-ruby libsdl-ruby1.8 2) bzr branch https://code.launchpad.net/~ian-mcintosh/luz/trunk luz 3) ./luz_editor.rb

  • Wednesday
    Sep 10 2008
    CocoaHeads: Cocoa Programmers' Group

    The Portland CocoaHeads group is devoted to discussion of Apple's Cocoa Framework for programming on Mac OS X. During monthly meetings, members present on their projects and offer tutorials on various programming topics. Developers using any Cocoa-related language (Objective-C, Python, Ruby, etc.) are welcome, as well as related platforms like iPhone.

    Meetings are on the second Wednesday of the month at 7pm, at CubeSpace, in the "Persian" room.

    We have an open agenda this month: please bring projects to show, questions to ask, topics to discuss. A projector will be available.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Sep 9 2008
    Python: Django on Jython, Eggs

    Hi everyone,

    Our September Python meeting is next week and we have a great meeting in store, including a special guest speaker!

    First up, our own Brett will be show us how to produce Python eggs and publish them to the Python Package Index (aka the Cheeseshop).

    Then Leo Soto, a Jython GSoC hacker, will be presenting his DjangoCon 2008 talk "Django on Jython". In Leo's own words:

    "Django is the most popular Python web framework, and have managed to go through the hard steps of making a high quality 1.0 release. The Jython project has awaken on the last years after a dark period, and is in the road of its 2.5 release. This scenario presents the cool opportunity of exploring the use of a modern Python web framework on top of the Java infrastructure.

    I will talk on how to use Django under Jython, the common pitfalls on this setup, and start some discussion about what can take the Python (and Django) community from the JVM, and what advantages Django development on top of Jython propose for Java projects."

    Also we'll get some news from DjangoCon (this weekend, 9/6 and 9/7), have some chats, surprise door prizes and maybe more- stay tuned! And after we'll head to either the Green Dragon patio or Produce Row.

    Some pre-meeting links:

    Brett & Eggs: brett at rdnzl.net http://docs.python.org/lib/module-distutils.html http://pypi.python.org/pypi

    Leo & Django on Jython: http://blog.leosoto.com/ http://www.djangoproject.com/ http://www.jython.org/Project/

    See you there!

    Cheers, Jason

    Website
  • PHP: Adding SMS to Trimet TransitTracker

    Sam Keen will demonstrate how he took the existing Trimet TransitTracker service and enabled it with SMS access This involved building a small 'Translation' web service to convert between the Trimet web api and the SMS gateway API.

    Post meeting will be at Produce Row Cafe.

    Website
  • Monday
    Sep 8 2008
    pdxfunc monthly meeting

    A study/user group exploring the world of functional programming based in Portland, Oregon. The group welcomes programmers interested in all functional languages, including Haskell, Erlang, OCaml, Scala, and others. The group meets regularly and provides presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. The meetings are usually on the second Monday of the month.

    Website
  • Saturday
    Sep 6 2008
    Luz, the Ruby Music Visualizer, Code Sprint

    Luz is a Ruby music visualization playground, aiming to create a simple, beautiful GUI for artists, and simple, beautiful code for us! (I heart Ruby!!)

    We are holding the first-ever Luz code sprint:

    • Saturday, Sep 6th, 10am to 6pm at CubeSpace

    (we had talked about doing it on sunday, but no: it's saturday)

    This event is open to EVERYONE. Even if you don't know Ruby yet, there are plenty of ways to join in, from writing/improving the English descriptions for the 150+ existing plugins, to thinking of new plugins, or even just playing with Luz! :)

    I'll bring all my gear for people to use: a wacom tablet, midi controller with gobs of dials and knobs, a gamepad, and we'll hook up to the projector.

    Join us this Saturday! I really hope to see you there!

    -Ian

    p.s. if you want to try out Luz ahead of time, it's super easy:

    1) sudo apt-get install bzr ruby1.8 libgtk2-ruby libglade2-ruby libgtkglext1-ruby librmagick-ruby1.8 libcairo-ruby libsdl-ruby1.8 2) bzr branch https://code.launchpad.net/~ian-mcintosh/luz/trunk luz 3) ./luz_editor.rb

    Website
  • Monday
    Aug 25 2008
    PDX Critique

    PDX Critique meets once a month to share feedback on works in progress. Please see our website for details on how to sign up to show your work.

    Website
  • Monday
    Aug 18 2008
    Ignite Portland Kickoff Planning Meeting

    Come help us get started planning Ignite Portland 4. We'll be going over the various roles in the planning process and hope to find a spot where you can lend your expertise.

    IP4 is happening November 13 at Bagdad, but the kickoff is at CubeSpace.

    Please see this quick survey so we can know what your interest is ahead of time:
    http://bit.ly/ip4volunteer

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Aug 13 2008
    Silicon Florist Lunch 2.0 and Birthday Extravaganza

    The Portland Lunch 2.0 saga continues as we celebrate the 1st anniversary of Rick Turoczy's metamorphosis into the Silicon Florist.

    Come join Rick at CubeSpace to have some lunch on the Silicon Florist (not literally), mix and mingle with your fellow Portlanders, learn about the tech scene in Portland, go home or back to work happy and full.

    Lunch 2.0 is a Valley phenomenon that you can read about at lunch20.com, and we're putting a PDX stamp on it.

    Are you vegan or vegetarian? Please leave a comment so we can plan food accordingly. Thanks.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Aug 12 2008
    Portland Pythoneers: bytecode and more

    Our next meeting is tomorrow, Tuesday 8/12 at 7PM in the lovely, air-conditioned CubeSpace.

    Up tomorrow is Python bytecode. Michel has volunteered to talk a bit about the structure of Python bytecode and show how it's processed by the interpreter. I'll show a functioning bytecode hack, plucked from my dusty bin of bad ideas.

    After, we'll retire to the patio at Produce Row for a beer or two on a perfect Portland summer night.

    Maps &c.: http://python.meetup.com/183/

    Hope to see you there!

    -Jason

    Website
  • Monday
    Aug 11 2008
    pdxfunc monthly meeting

    A study/user group exploring the world of functional programming based in Portland, Oregon. The group welcomes programmers interested in all functional languages, including Haskell, Erlang, OCaml, Scala, and others. The group meets regularly and provides presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. The meetings are usually on the second Monday of the month.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Aug 5 2008
    Portland Ruby Brigade August Meeting

    What, a meeting needs an agenda? Show up and talk Ruby with us. If you'd like to present something, email the list.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jul 30 2008
    Flex user group meeting - Portland Oregon

    FlexPDX meeting

    When: Jul 30, 2008. @5:30pm

    Where: CubeSpace
    622 SE Grand Avenue.
    Portland, OR 97214
    (503) 206-3500

    Website
  • PDX Lunch w/ a VC-- meet with Epic Ventures & learn about VC funding.

    Come hang out with Epic Ventures to learn more about VC funding. Bring questions!

    We'll have 45 min. of Q&A, then head out to lunch as a group.

    (Make sure you watch at least one of the Gary Snoman VC videos before then: http://garysnoman.com)

  • Wednesday
    Jul 23 2008
    FOSCON 2008: Cooking with Ruby

    FOSCON 2008: Cooking with Ruby

    What: FOSCON is a free, fun gathering of Ruby fans held during an evening of O'Reilly's OSCON conference with cool presentations, food, discussions, and a live coding competition. Who: Anyone interested in Ruby, whether you're just curious or a seasoned pro. Where: CubeSpace, Portland, Oregon near the Oregon Convention Center (directions). When: Wednesday, July 23, 2008 from 6pm-9pm. Why: The Portland Ruby Brigade user group wants to share the joy of Ruby with you.

    Presentations * IronRuby: John Lam * Selectricity and RubyVote: Benjamin Mako Hill * Ruby performance: Brian Ford * Musical glasses: Gregory Borenstein * Five minutes with Selenium: Ian Dees, author of "Scripted GUI Testing with Ruby" * Ruby culture: Audrey Eschright, Reid Beels and Igal Koshevoy of Calagator * Ruby server automation: Igal Koshevoy on AutomateIt * Ruby on Rails profiling: M. Edward Borasky on applying Linux OProfile * Ruby web development: John Labovitz on Gossamer, a microframework to spin websites out of distributed, lightweight, ephemeral resources * Live coding competition: Ruby on Rails, and hopefully Python Django, PHP Symfony, Drupal, and/or GemStone/S Smalltalk Seaside (details)

    Website
  • Saturday
    Jul 19 2008
    calagator 5:30 salute

    A brief salute to the fact that it is 5:30 PM in this time zone.

  • Monday
    Jul 14 2008
    pdxfunc monthly meeting

    The next pdxfunc meeting is almost here. Unless someone jumps in at the last minute, we don't have a speaker. However, please still go to the meeting! We've had a couple speaker-less meetings and they've been great, with lots of good discussions.

    If there's interest, we can do some live hacking that doesn't require any preparation. For example, take turns at the notebook's keyboard and reimplement that Ruby-based "du"-like program I demoed last time that we had so much fun discussing, but this time using a "real" functional programming language. Or do some "code spelunking", taking turns digging through and discussing an interesting library for an FP language (e.g., one of Galois's open sourced Haskell contributions) and talking about how it works.

    See you there!

    Website
  • Saturday
    Jul 12 2008
    Calagator code sprint

    Calagator is an all-volunteer, open-source project to develop a calendar aggregation system for the Portland technical community. We’re making lots of progress, so please join us in the effort. For further details about the project, see calagator.org

    We have a full-day code sprint on Saturday at CubeSpace starting at 10am and ending around 6pm—although you can come later in the day and don’t have to stay the entire time.

    Everyone is welcome to participate, even if you haven’t attended a code sprint before. Experience with Ruby on Rails and agile development is helpful, but you’re welcome to come even if you’re new to these because this is a great way to learn.

    Join us!

    -igal

  • Tuesday
    Jul 8 2008
    Portland Pythoneers July Meeting

    Python Meetups > Portland Pythoneers

    Python Web & Network Development Part 2A

    A more in-depth follow-up to last month's meeting. We'll be revisiting Twisted, this time with code. And more WSGI using the Werkzeug toolkit. After we'll migrate to the Produce Row Cafe for Python discussions over beer, and maybe some brainstorming about organizing a Python Northwest conference here in Portland.

    Join us on our python.org list and on #pdxpython. All are welcome!

    Portland Python Web Site

    Portland, OR 97214 - USA

    Tuesday, July 8 at 7:00 PM

    Attending: 0

    Details: http://python.meetup.com/183/calendar/8120645/

    Website
  • PDXPHP: MVC testing with PHPUnit

    A discussion on strategies for unit testing within an MVC framework Moxley Stratton will cover test framework architecture, model testing, controller testing, test case organization, and other techniques. Zend Framework will serve as the example MVC framework.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jul 2 2008
    Demolicious! - Portland Web Innovators

    Come see the great stuff your fellow Portlanders have been working on. Several ten minute demos of new products and side projects.

    Confirmed Demolicious schedule:
    * Matt King, Interface Content Management Framework
    * Don Park, Do-it-yourself Friendfeed
    * Lev Tsypin, Green Renter
    * Kevin Chen, Metroseeq
    * Mounir Shita, GoLife Mobile

    Find out more about showing off your project here:
    http://www.pdxwi.com/blog/adamd/2008/06/demolicious-show-your-latest-project

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jul 1 2008
    Portland Ruby Brigade, July meeting

    Likely topics of discussion: * CloudRCS: Ruby revision control * MagLev: update on Smalltalk-based Ruby * New Relic RPM: performance monitoring plugin for Rails * Phusion Passenger: simple and efficient web application server * Ruby Enterprise Edition: a fast, secure and efficient Ruby fork * Rack: Ruby web application interface * Sinatra: a classy microframework for the web

  • Monday
    Jun 30 2008
    Morning Meetings: Legal Issues

    Come into CubeSpace between 9 and 10 a.m. on weekdays to chat for free with the professional-in-residence about your needs. The Monday topic is:

    Legal issues,
    including questions about incorporation and doing business in Oregon

  • Friday
    Jun 27 2008
    Morning Meetings: Marketing

    Come into CubeSpace between 9 and 10 a.m. on weekdays to chat for free with the professional-in-residence about your needs. The Friday topic is:

    Marketing, including web 2.0 and branding

  • Thursday
    Jun 26 2008
    Morning Meetings: HR

    Come into CubeSpace between 9 and 10 a.m. on weekdays to chat for free with the professional-in-residence about your needs. The Thursday topic is:

    Human Resources and Supervision.

  • Wednesday
    Jun 25 2008
    Morning Meetings: Finance/Operations

    Come into CubeSpace between 9 and 10 a.m. on weekdays to chat with
    the professional-in-residence about your needs. The Wednesday topic is:

    Finance/Operations,
    including cash flow management and managing your business' books

  • Tuesday
    Jun 24 2008
    Code 'n' Splode

    Code 'n' Splode is a group of geeky people who get together on a monthly basis to talk about geeky things. We are an open, relaxed, comfortable place to come and talk about programming. The group is primarily female and generally open by invitation only.
    Event Contact:

    For more information, please visit pdx.codensplode.org.

  • Morning Meetings: IT

    Come into CubeSpace between 9 and 10 a.m. on weekdays to chat with the professional-in-residence about your needs. The Tuesday topic is:

    IT,
    including best practices and infrastructure, and IP questions

  • Monday
    Jun 23 2008
    PDX Critique monthly meeting

    Come to a PDX Critique meeting. The mission of PDX Critique is to provide a monthly forum for designers of any stripe (graphic, web, whatever) to crawl out of their work void to share information and constructive criticism.

    Website
  • Morning Meetings: Legal Issues

    Come into CubeSpace between 9 and 10 a.m. on weekdays to chat for free with the professional-in-residence about your needs. The Monday topic is:

    Legal issues,
    including questions about incorporation and doing business in Oregon

  • Saturday
    Jun 21 2008
    Calagator full-day code sprint

    Calagator is an all-volunteer, open-source project to develop a calendar aggregation system for the Portland technical community. For further details about the project, see calagator.org

    The Calagator team has made excellent headway since we've started this project a few months ago. I'm pleased to announce our preliminary roadmap to version 1.0: http://code.google.com/p/calagator/wiki/Roadmap

    If you're a designer, writer, or programmer, we could use your help in designing new UIs, writing documentation, and adding interesting features.

    We have two code sprints coming up: 1. Wednesday 6/18 at Backspace, from noon until it's time to leave for Ignite Portland. 2. Saturday 6/21 at CubeSpace, from 10am until 6pm, although we often end up moving to the Side Door and staying later.

    You do not need to stay for the entire code sprint -- stay as long as you'd like. Everyone is welcome to participate, even if you haven't attended a code sprint before. If you want to help with programming, experience with Ruby on Rails and agile development is helpful, but you're welcome to come even if you're new to these because this is a great way to learn.

    Join us!

    -igal

    Website
  • Calagator full-day code sprint

    Calagator is an all-volunteer, open-source project to develop a calendar aggregation system for the Portland technical community. For further details about the project, see calagator.org

    The Calagator team has made excellent headway since we've started this project a few months ago. I'm pleased to announce our preliminary roadmap to version 1.0: http://code.google.com/p/calagator/wiki/Roadmap

    If you're a designer, writer, or programmer, we could use your help in designing new UIs, writing documentation, and adding interesting features.

    We have two code sprints coming up: 1. Wednesday 6/18 at Backspace, from noon until it's time to leave for Ignite Portland. 2. Saturday 6/21 at CubeSpace, from 10am until 6pm, although we often end up moving to the Side Door and staying later.

    You do not need to stay for the entire code sprint -- stay as long as you'd like. Everyone is welcome to participate, even if you haven't attended a code sprint before. If you want to help with programming, experience with Ruby on Rails and agile development is helpful, but you're welcome to come even if you're new to these because this is a great way to learn.

    Join us!

    -igal

    Website
  • Friday
    Jun 20 2008
    Morning Meetings: Marketing

    Come into CubeSpace between 9 and 10 a.m. on weekdays to chat for free with the professional-in-residence about your needs. The Friday topic is:

    Marketing, including web 2.0 and branding

  • Thursday
    Jun 19 2008
    Morning Meetings: HR

    Come into CubeSpace between 9 and 10 a.m. on weekdays to chat for free with the professional-in-residence about your needs. The Thursday topic is:

    Human Resources and Supervision.

  • Wednesday
    Jun 18 2008
    Morning Meetings: Finance/Operations

    Come into CubeSpace between 9 and 10 a.m. on weekdays to chat with
    the professional-in-residence about your needs. The Wednesday topic is:

    Finance/Operations,
    including cash flow management and managing your business' books

  • Tuesday
    Jun 17 2008
    Branding on a Shoestring

    Branding on a Shoestring: Discover Your Company's Soul and Communicate Value

    An introduction to branding for small businesses and nonprofits, the workshop will define a brand, deconstruct its elements, and outline the process of brand development. Workshop participants will learn to define and evaluate their organization's brand and discover low-cost methods to develop an effective brand and brand strategy.

    This workshop is part of the Entrepreneurial Series, and is being put on by Peter Korchnak. Cost is $20.
    Event Contact:

    CubeSpace, 503-206-3500, info@cubespacepdx.com.

  • Morning Meetings: IT

    Come into CubeSpace between 9 and 10 a.m. on weekdays to chat with the professional-in-residence about your needs. The Tuesday topic is:

    IT,
    including best practices and infrastructure, and IP questions

  • Monday
    Jun 16 2008
    Morning Meetings: Legal Issues

    Come into CubeSpace between 9 and 10 a.m. on weekdays to chat for free with the professional-in-residence about your needs. The Monday topic is:

    Legal issues,
    including questions about incorporation and doing business in Oregon

  • Friday
    Jun 13 2008
    Morning Meetings: Marketing

    Come into CubeSpace between 9 and 10 a.m. on weekdays to chat for free with the professional-in-residence about your needs. The Friday topic is:

    Marketing, including web 2.0 and branding

  • Thursday
    Jun 12 2008
    Morning Meetings: HR

    Come into CubeSpace between 9 and 10 a.m. on weekdays to chat for free with the professional-in-residence about your needs. The Thursday topic is:

    Human Resources and Supervision.

  • Wednesday
    Jun 11 2008
    Morning Meetings: Finance/Operations

    Come into CubeSpace between 9 and 10 a.m. on weekdays to chat with
    the professional-in-residence about your needs. The Wednesday topic is:

    Finance/Operations,
    including cash flow management and managing your business' books

  • Tuesday
    Jun 10 2008
    Portland Pythoneers + PDX Django June Meeting

    Python Meetups > Portland Pythoneers

    The Portland Django user group will be joining us for a Python web and network super meeting!

    Join us for presentations, show & tell and lively group discussions about Python web and network frameworks, followed by beer at Produce Row & more discussion.

    Confirmed projectionists:

    • Django: Michael Richardson
    • Twisted: Michel Pelletier
    • WSGI: Jason Kirtland

    Wanted: Pylons, TurboGears, tg2, Grok, Zope, AppEngine, orbited, Mantissa... No formal presentation required- show & tell is great, 10,000 feet or just a single feature you like or dislike. Plug in your laptop and show some code.

    Pizza will be provided by Vidoop! PLEASE rsvp on Meetup & help us ensure there's enough pizza for everyone.

    We also have some great book give-aways, courtesy of O'Reilly. Presenters get first pick, then we'll free-for-all the remainder.

    Join us on our python.org list and on #pdxpython. All are welcome!

    Portland Python Web Site

    Portland, OR 97214 - USA

    Tuesday, June 10 at 7:00 PM

    Attending: 0

    Details: http://python.meetup.com/183/calendar/7934213/

    Website
  • Building Mobile Applications for Fun and Profit

    GoLife Mobile announces VADOWERX™, a revolutionary new Service Oriented Architecture that lets PhP and other web developers build, distribute, and monetize interconnected, personalizable, mobile applications. The VADOWERX™ ecosystem enables mobile consumers to easily discover and use a wide variety of compelling socially and contextually aware services on their phone. For example, one of our community members is actively developing an application for the Oregon swim team to provide parents with real-time meet information on their cell phones. Another partner is creating a mobile Point Of Sale solution for Latin America businesses. Using VADOWERX™, the possibilities are endless.

    GoLife's Founder and Chief Innovation Officer, Mounir Shita, will be presenting on VADOWERX and demonstrating how to create applications with it. Come learn more!

    Website
  • Morning Meetings: IT

    Come into CubeSpace between 9 and 10 a.m. to chat for free with a professional in a given field. Tuesday's topic is:

    IT

  • Monday
    Jun 9 2008
    pdxfunc: Functional programming with dynamic languages

    Please join us at the next meeting of pdxfunc, the Portland Functional Programming Study Group. The group meets monthly for presentations, demos and discussions. We welcome programmers interested in all functional languages, and the meetings feature content for coders of all skill levels. If interested, please subscribe to our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxfunc

    PRESENTATION:

    Title: Functional programming with dynamic languages

    Summary: Dynamic, multi-paradigm languages such as Ruby, Python and Perl allow programmers great flexibility in how they can write their code, although most use an imperative (AKA "procedural") style. However, using a functional style selectively can help provide clearer and shorter code, reduce bugs, and improve performance. This presentation will provide a basic overview of functional programming, sample code demonstrating how to use functional programming features of dynamic languages, compare and contrast code samples of functional and imperative styles, and discuss when each style is appropriate. No previous knowledge of functional programming is necessary.

    Bio: Igal Koshevoy is a Business-Technology Consultant with over a decade of experience creating sophisticated, business-critical systems using open source technologies. He is the author of an open source server automation toolkit available at "automateit.org", and supports local community efforts through Calagator, Portland Ruby Brigade, Portland Functional Programming Study Group, Legion of Tech, Ignite Portland, etc.

    See you there!

    PS: Sorry for the short notice, but Kevin's talk on XML parsing with Haskell had to be delayed. Hopefully he'll be able to present it next month.

    Website
  • Morning Meetings: Legal Issues

    Come into CubeSpace between 9 and 10 a.m. on weekdays to chat for free with the professional-in-residence about your needs. The Monday topic is:

    Legal issues,
    including questions about incorporation and doing business in Oregon

  • Friday
    Jun 6 2008
    Morning Meetings: Marketing

    Come into CubeSpace between 9 and 10 a.m. on weekdays to chat for free with the professional-in-residence about your needs. The Friday topic is:

    Marketing, including web 2.0 and branding

  • Tuesday
    Jun 3 2008
    Portland Ruby Brigade, June meeting

    Rather than formal presentations, we plan to just go around the room sharing the “best of” what we’ve learned in the recent series of sessions, hackfests, code sprints, etc.

    It should be educational and fun. Join us!

    Website
  • Wednesday
    May 28 2008
    Strands Portland Meet-up-Come join us for a demo of the new Strands in private beta

    On May 28th, we will be opening up our newest service, Strands.com under private beta, a very early version of what we think will be something very relevant for people, very ambitious in the data portability space. We've organized a meet-up for the Portland community and would love for you to attend.

    Website
  • Saturday
    May 24 2008
    Calagator: Code Sprint

    We'll be having another code sprint this Saturday at CubeSpace,
    starting at 10AM. Now that we've started regularly re-importing
    feeds, we have more to do to handle duplicates and get the import/ export process running as efficiently as possible. There's also
    writing up a "Guide to Calagator" as Igal discussed, to help us get
    more groups sending data, and identifying any additional sources we
    can import at this time.

    ...

    I'd heartily invite non-programmers and those that haven't gone to many code sprints to join us for this session. You can really help us out even if you join us for part of the day.

    Calagator is now ready enough that we can recommend it to many additional local groups. We need to discuss how to best approach, assist and involve them.

    A "Guide to Calagator" article will help us explain to community leaders what Calagator is about, how it can help them, and how they can use it. It'll need to be written in plain, clear English with minimum jargon or fuss. We'll need writers.

    But don't worry, there will be plenty of programming too. ;)

    See you there.

    Website
  • Monday
    May 19 2008
    PDX Critique

    The mission of PDX Critique is to provide a monthly forum for designers of any stripe (graphic, web, whatever) to crawl out of their work void to share information and constructive criticism.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    May 14 2008
    CubeSpace Open House

    Explore how CubeSpace can help your business!

    Come see our office space and meeting rooms! Learn about how diverse range of business services! Meet the owners and see how we can help you. Enjoy delicious treats, personal tours, and chances to win great prizes!

    If you've ever wanted to check out CubeSpace, now is the perfect time! Bring your friends, your boss, your coworkers, or anyone else who might be interested. We look forward to seeing you there.

    Event submitted by Eventful.com on behalf of CubeSpace.

  • Tuesday
    May 13 2008
    PDXPHP Users Group

    Executing MySQL Stored Procedures in PHP Web Applications

    This presentation will cover the following topics:

    • Why MySQL stored procedures? Pros and cons
    • MySQL stored procedures, functions and triggers development using Toad for MySQL 4.0
    • Executing MySQL stored procedures to return results in PHP web applications
    • Executing MySQL stored procedures to insect, update and delete records in PHP web applications
    • Application business logic implementation in MySQL stored procedures
    • Executing MySQL stored procedures using PHP Data Objects (PDO)
    • Slides, docs, examples and source code will be provide

    Presented by: Ernest Bonat, Ph.D.

    Visual WWW, Inc.

    Website
  • Monday
    May 12 2008
    pdxfunc monthly meeting

    Portland Functional Programming Study Group (pdxfunc)

    A study/user group exploring the world of functional programming based in Portland, Oregon. The group welcomes programmers interested in all functional languages, including Haskell, Erlang, OCaml, Scala, and others. The group meets regularly and provides presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts.

    Website
  • Saturday
    May 10 2008
    Calagator Code Sprint

    Our bi-weekly code sprint to work on making Calagator even more awesome.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    May 6 2008
    Portland Ruby Brigade, May meeting

    The next meeting of the Portland Ruby Brigade is coming up, and this meeting’s content should be of interest to both Ruby and Python programmers.

    PRESENTATIONS:

    * AppDrop: An open alternative to Google App Engine
    

    SUMMARY: AppDrop provides a proof-of-concept system for easily hosting and scaling web applications. It demonstrates how applications written for Google’s App Engine can be ported to other platforms. AppDrop runs on Amazon EC2, currently hosts Python applications, and uses Ruby on Rails and ngnix as its backend. All the AppDrop code is open source and contributions are welcome. For more information, please visit: appdrop.com

    SPEAKER: Chris Anderson is the author of AppDrop, creator of Grabb.it, and founder of the independent music store Music For Dozens.

    * SortableColumns: A Rails gem/plugin for easing the pain of creating sortable HTML tables.
    

    SUMMARY: SortableColumns uses flexible YAML config files to specify the nature of the columns in an HTML table. It can be used with any ActiveRecord result set (works with custom SQL fields) and multiple data-set definitions can be specified per model. Currently supports plain HTML tables or it can be used with the YUI4Rails gem/plugin to easily create YUI DataTables. You can see a demo of the library at sortablecolumns.heroku.com/ and get the Gem from rubyforge.org/projects/sortablecolumns/ . Bryan can also talk about his limited experience with the Heroku application hosting service if there is interest.

    SPEAKER: Bryan Donovan works at Sun Microsystems, where he turns tedious spreadsheet-driven processes into automated Rails-driven processes. He also developed UrbanDrinks.com, the sortable stats pages at The Hardball Times baseball site, and the rubystats gem. He has nothing to do with Brian Donovan at brian.maybeyoureinsane.net/blog/category/ruby/

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Apr 22 2008
    Code 'n' Splode

    [Full details at http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/416809/ ] Code 'n' Splode is a group of geeky people who get together on a monthly basis to talk about geeky things. We are an open, relaxed, comfortable place to come and talk about programming. The group is primarily female and generally open by invitation only.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Apr 17 2008
    Nonprofit Networking

    [Full details at http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/416805/ ] Are you a non-profit or someone who works with them? A non-profit looking for affordable consultants or vendors? A volunteer looking an organization eager for your time? A non-profit wanting to partner on a project? If so, then non-profit networking is for you. Come meet others who work and volunteer in Portland's non-profit sector. Swap resources, share ideas, devise solutions and just hang out with community-minded people like yourself. Bring your brains and your rolodex; we provide snacks and drinks.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Apr 15 2008
    Learn to Earn: How to Make More Money with the Portland Business Journal

    [Full details at http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/416827/ ] We invite you to spend an afternoon with us at CubeSpace for a networking event and seminar designed to show how you can profit from your subscription to the Portland Business Journal. Each month we host a seminar where we teach you how to identify industry trends, reach decision makers and grow your business by reading our paper - all while enjoying networking with other leaders of the Portland Business Community. You will learn: * Techniques for finding what you need from the Portland Business Journal in less than a half-hour a week. * Business information to help you achieve your sales goals. * How to recognize sales leads within news stories and features. * Specific actions you can take to warm up cold leads. * How to use this information to support your networking efforts. * PROFIT from every issue! We host the meetings from 3:30pm - 5:00pm every third Tuesday of the month at CubeSpace. The August session is Tuesday, August 21st, 2007. The seminar begins promptly at 3:30pm. The seminar sells out at 40 attendees. Once this month's seminar sells out we will post the next month's event. Event Contact: Please contact Bill Berninger at 503-274-8733 with any questions.

    Website
  • Monday
    Apr 14 2008
    Portland Functional Programming Study Group (pdxfunc)

    A study/user group exploring the world of functional programming based in Portland, Oregon. The group welcomes programmers interested in all functional languages, including Haskell, Erlang, OCaml, Scala, and others. The group meets regularly and provides presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts.

    Website
  • Calagator Code Sprint

    Once again we'll meet to work on making Calagator the best calendar aggregator ever.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Apr 8 2008
    Portland Python Users' Group

    Socialize with other Python programming enthusiasts, check out presentations on Pythonic topics, maybe participate in a code sprint or two, possibly work on projects and provide mutual technical support. We've recently re-formed the Portland Python group thanks to interest built up on Meetup and through the efforts of Brad Allen. It's still very early days- please help us spread the word that Portland Python is back!

    Website
  • Women's Networking Group

    [Full details at http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/416801/ ] The Women's Networking Group is a friendly, informal group of women who meet regularly to socialize, promote their businesses or non-profits, seek employment, collaborate, ask questions and trade leads. The group is a mix of core members and newcomers, a combination which fosters intimacy while still staying fresh. Our members represent a wide range of professions, from voice coaches and jewelry designers to real estate brokers and medical professionals. WNG is also a great opportunity to build business partnerships. The group has given birth to several smaller collaborative projects, from fashion shows to financial advice workshops, and we encourage cooperation among individual members. WNG meetings generally take place twice a month, with one meeting happening at CubeSpace (622 SE Grand Ave.) and the other being hosted in the home of a WNG member. Cost is $18. Dinner and beverages are provided. Pre-registration and pre-payment are strongly encouraged; we do limit attendance to 20 women. In an effort to provide the maximum benefit to everyone concerned, we ask for 48 hours' notice if a pre-registered woman needs to cancel; this allows us to fill her slot. Barring emergencies, if you need to cancel on shorter notice than 48 hours, you will still be charged.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Apr 3 2008
    Calagator mini code sprint (evening)

    Calagator is an all-volunteer, open-source project to develop a calendar aggregation system for the Portland technical community. We're making lots of progress, so please join us in the effort. For further details about the project, see calagator.org


    This mini code sprint is for fixing minor bugs, adding quick features, managing the ticket queue, etc.

  • Tuesday
    Apr 1 2008
    Portland Ruby Brigade

    [Full details at http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/416815/ ] Portland Ruby Brigade is a gathering of Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon, area. Event Contact: Consult http://www.pdxruby.org/ for more information.

    Website
  • Monday
    Mar 31 2008
    Writers' Group

    [Full details at http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/416785/ ] This weekly event, open to everyone, is a chance to exercise your writing muscles each week. Using a word or phrase as a prompt, we all write for 10-20 minutes, then read our work aloud. After everyone has read, we do it again, then again, for two hours. We do not critique each other's work, but we do listen and provide recall. Curious? Come join us!

    Website
  • Saturday
    Mar 29 2008
    Startupalooza

    Starupalooza is an interactive forum for the tech startup community. The event features discussions, presentations, demonstrations and networking allowing participants to share, learn and connect in a candid, no-BS environment.

    Website
  • Startupalooza

    ATTENTION: RSVP's are capped for this event. We just use these RSVP's to guage probable attendance- it does not guarantee admission, and not RSVP'ing doesn't mean you wont get in. Admission is on a first come basis so show up early if you want to get in.
    ________________________________________________

    Starupalooza is an interactive forum for the tech startup community. The event features discussions, presentations, demonstrations and networking allowing participants to share, learn and connect in a candid, no-BS environment.

    Website
  • Startupalooza

    ATTENTION: RSVP's are capped for this event. We just use these RSVP's to guage probable attendance- it does not guarantee admission, and not RSVP'ing doesn't mean you wont get in. Admission is on a first come basis so show up early if you want to get in.
    ________________________________________________

    Starupalooza is an interactive forum for the tech startup community. The event features discussions, presentations, demonstrations and networking allowing participants to share, learn and connect in a candid, no-BS environment.

    Website
  • Startupalooza

    [Full details at http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/349225/ ] ATTENTION: RSVP's are capped for this event. We just use these RSVP's to guage probable attendance- it does not guarantee admission, and not RSVP'ing doesn't mean you wont get in. Admission is on a first come basis so show up early if you want to get in. ________________________________________________ Starupalooza is an interactive forum for the tech startup community. The event features discussions, presentations, demonstrations and networking allowing participants to share, learn and connect in a candid, no-BS environment.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Mar 26 2008
    Knitting Night!

    [Full details at http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/416797/ ] Come knit with us! The CubeSpace staff is riddled with creative knitters; on Wednesdays we'd love you to join in the fun. Show off your current project, ask for advice on a problem area, or just enjoy the company. Crocheters, needlepoint artists and other crafters always welcome!

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Mar 25 2008
    Code 'n' Splode

    [Full details at http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/416807/ ] Code 'n' Splode is a group of geeky people who get together on a monthly basis to talk about geeky things. We are an open, relaxed, comfortable place to come and talk about programming. The group is primarily female and generally open by invitation only.

    Website
  • Monday
    Mar 24 2008
    Writers' Group

    [Full details at http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/416784/ ] This weekly event, open to everyone, is a chance to exercise your writing muscles each week. Using a word or phrase as a prompt, we all write for 10-20 minutes, then read our work aloud. After everyone has read, we do it again, then again, for two hours. We do not critique each other's work, but we do listen and provide recall. Curious? Come join us!

    Website
  • Thursday
    Mar 20 2008
    Nonprofit Networking

    [Full details at http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/416803/ ] Are you a non-profit or someone who works with them? A non-profit looking for affordable consultants or vendors? A volunteer looking an organization eager for your time? A non-profit wanting to partner on a project? If so, then non-profit networking is for you. Come meet others who work and volunteer in Portland's non-profit sector. Swap resources, share ideas, devise solutions and just hang out with community-minded people like yourself. Bring your brains and your rolodex; we provide snacks and drinks.

    Website
  • Five elements in us

    [Full details at http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/438524/ ] Have you ever wonder how your knowledge of law of five elements in nature can effect your health and improve your relationships with others? Come and take an introductory workshop in a Cube Space. No prior knowledge is necessary. Aja Ngo is acupuncturist with a private practice in SW Portland and has been teaching classes in Oriental medicine field in Europe and US since 1998. Fee$10 if registered, $20 at the door Registration 503-928-9916

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Mar 19 2008
    Knitting Night!

    [Full details at http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/416795/ ] Come knit with us! The CubeSpace staff is riddled with creative knitters; on Wednesdays we'd love you to join in the fun. Show off your current project, ask for advice on a problem area, or just enjoy the company. Crocheters, needlepoint artists and other crafters always welcome!

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Mar 18 2008
    Learn to Earn: How to Make More Money with the Portland Business Journal

    [Full details at http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/416825/ ] We invite you to spend an afternoon with us at CubeSpace for a networking event and seminar designed to show how you can profit from your subscription to the Portland Business Journal. Each month we host a seminar where we teach you how to identify industry trends, reach decision makers and grow your business by reading our paper - all while enjoying networking with other leaders of the Portland Business Community. You will learn: * Techniques for finding what you need from the Portland Business Journal in less than a half-hour a week. * Business information to help you achieve your sales goals. * How to recognize sales leads within news stories and features. * Specific actions you can take to warm up cold leads. * How to use this information to support your networking efforts. * PROFIT from every issue! We host the meetings from 3:30pm - 5:00pm every third Tuesday of the month at CubeSpace. The August session is Tuesday, August 21st, 2007. The seminar begins promptly at 3:30pm. The seminar sells out at 40 attendees. Once this month's seminar sells out we will post the next month's event. Event Contact: Please contact Bill Berninger at 503-274-8733 with any questions.

    Website
  • Monday
    Mar 17 2008
    Writers' Group

    [Full details at http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/416783/ ] This weekly event, open to everyone, is a chance to exercise your writing muscles each week. Using a word or phrase as a prompt, we all write for 10-20 minutes, then read our work aloud. After everyone has read, we do it again, then again, for two hours. We do not critique each other's work, but we do listen and provide recall. Curious? Come join us!

    Website
  • Saturday
    Mar 15 2008
    Calagator CodeSprint

    Calagator is an all-volunteer, open-source project to develop a calendar aggregation system for the Portland technical community. We're making lots of progress, so please join us in the effort. For further details about the project, see calagator.org.

    We'll doing another code sprint to work on the project this Saturday, 10am to 6pm at CubeSpace. We usually meet in the FlexSpace (also the place where the Ruby Brigade meetings usually are), but the friendly front desk staff will tell you where to go if you're not sure.

    Everyone is welcome to participate, even if you haven't attended a code sprint before. Experience with Ruby on Rails and agile development is helpful, but you're welcome to come even if you're new to these because this is a great way to learn. You do not have to come to the entire event, so swing by if you have time -- and if you drop in and we're not there, you'll probably find us eating lunch at the "Side Door" bar/restaurant a few blocks away.

    See you at the code sprint!

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Mar 12 2008
    Knitting Night!

    [Full details at http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/416794/ ] Come knit with us! The CubeSpace staff is riddled with creative knitters; on Wednesdays we'd love you to join in the fun. Show off your current project, ask for advice on a problem area, or just enjoy the company. Crocheters, needlepoint artists and other crafters always welcome!

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Mar 11 2008
    Portland Python Users' Group

    [Full details at http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/416818/ ] Socialize with other Python programming enthusiasts, check out presentations on Pythonic topics, maybe participate in a code sprint or two, possibly work on projects and provide mutual technical support. We've recently re-formed the Portland Python group thanks to interest built up on Meetup and through the efforts of Brad Allen. It's still very early days- please help us spread the word that Portland Python is back!

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  • Women's Networking Group

    [Full details at http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/416799/ ] The Women's Networking Group is a friendly, informal group of women who meet regularly to socialize, promote their businesses or non-profits, seek employment, collaborate, ask questions and trade leads. The group is a mix of core members and newcomers, a combination which fosters intimacy while still staying fresh. Our members represent a wide range of professions, from voice coaches and jewelry designers to real estate brokers and medical professionals. WNG is also a great opportunity to build business partnerships. The group has given birth to several smaller collaborative projects, from fashion shows to financial advice workshops, and we encourage cooperation among individual members. WNG meetings generally take place twice a month, with one meeting happening at CubeSpace (622 SE Grand Ave.) and the other being hosted in the home of a WNG member. Cost is $18. Dinner and beverages are provided. Pre-registration and pre-payment are strongly encouraged; we do limit attendance to 20 women. In an effort to provide the maximum benefit to everyone concerned, we ask for 48 hours' notice if a pre-registered woman needs to cancel; this allows us to fill her slot. Barring emergencies, if you need to cancel on shorter notice than 48 hours, you will still be charged.

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  • Monday
    Mar 10 2008
    Portland Functional Programming Study Group (pdxfunc) meeting

    Join us at the next meeting of pdxfunc, the Portland Functional Programming Study Group. We'll have presentations, demos and discussions. We welcome programmers interested in all functional languages and our meetings have content for coders of all skill levels. If interested, please also subscribe to our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxfunc


    PRESENTATION


    • Dr. Bart Massey: Audio Processing With Haskell

    • Abstract: Dr. Massey will discuss and demonstrate a Haskell implementation of a WAVE file I/O library and compressor-limiter application that he's been working on. He'll also talk about why he chose Haskell to do this.

    • Speaker: Dr. Bart Massey teaches Computer Science at Portland State University, focusing on open source software engineering and artificial intelligence. He's the current Secretary of the X.org Board of Directors, co-author of the Nickle open source programming language, and spent many years as the faculty advisor the Portland State Aerospace Society that builds open source sounding rockets.

    REMAINDER


    We'll spend the rest of the meeting doing open discussion, talking about projects, technical challenges, recent developments, etc. It's a good group with a lot of varied experience, so there won't be any shortage of interesting discussion.


    NEWS


    Don Stewart, who gave the group's first presentation, recently announced that the Haskell-based xmonad tiling window manager he helps write is now one year old (http://www.haskell.org/pipermail/xmonad/2008-March/005021.html) and the "Real World Haskell" book that he, Bryan O'Sullivan and John Goerzen are writing has released some new draft chapters for previewing (http://book.realworldhaskell.org/). Congratulations, Don!


    Anyway, see you at the meeting!

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  • Writers' Group

    [Full details at http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/416781/ ] This weekly event, open to everyone, is a chance to exercise your writing muscles each week. Using a word or phrase as a prompt, we all write for 10-20 minutes, then read our work aloud. After everyone has read, we do it again, then again, for two hours. We do not critique each other's work, but we do listen and provide recall. Curious? Come join us!

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  • Wednesday
    Mar 5 2008
    Knitting Night!

    [Full details at http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/416793/ ] Come knit with us! The CubeSpace staff is riddled with creative knitters; on Wednesdays we'd love you to join in the fun. Show off your current project, ask for advice on a problem area, or just enjoy the company. Crocheters, needlepoint artists and other crafters always welcome!

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  • Tuesday
    Mar 4 2008
    Portland Ruby Brigade

    [Full details at http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/416813/ ] Portland Ruby Brigade is a gathering of Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon, area. Event Contact: Consult http://www.pdxruby.org/ for more information.

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  • Monday
    Mar 3 2008
    Writers' Group

    [Full details at http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/416779/ ] This weekly event, open to everyone, is a chance to exercise your writing muscles each week. Using a word or phrase as a prompt, we all write for 10-20 minutes, then read our work aloud. After everyone has read, we do it again, then again, for two hours. We do not critique each other's work, but we do listen and provide recall. Curious? Come join us!

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  • Saturday
    Mar 1 2008
  • Thursday
    Feb 7 2008
    February Meeting (unusual date)

    The February monthly meeting has been rescheduled to avoid conflicting with Ignite Portland. The new meeting will be on Thursday the 7th.

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  • Saturday
    Feb 2 2008
    Calagator II

    Our next codesprint will be on February 2, 2008, 10pm-6pm. We’ll meet at Cubespace, 622 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR.

    You can RSVP on the wiki. Instructions for logging in to modify the wiki are on the front page of the site.

    We’ll be working on Calagator, and all are welcome to join. The coders are using Rails for the development environment. If you’d like to code, please come with current versions of Ruby (1.8.6), Rails (2.0.2), and RSpec (1.1.2) installed.

    If you’d like to work on research, documentation, UI design or graphical work, just bring yourself. If you have notecards for jotting down tasks and sharing with everyone, those are always useful!

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  • Saturday
    Jan 19 2008
  • Wednesday
    Jan 9 2008
    Test event 1

    Event originally set for 12/25, changed to Jan 9 before initial export.

  • Tuesday
    Dec 11 2007
    Coders Bash

    This December Multiple Portland programming users groups are going to combine meetings into on large meeting. This will be a socializing, festive atmosphere meant to allow the local group members to mingle and get to know their fellow scripters (compilers also welcome :). http://pdxgroups.pbwiki.com/2007_December_Coders_Social