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SAO (Software Association of Oregon)

111 SW 5th Ave., Suite 120
Portland, OR 97204, US (map)

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  • Tuesday
    Feb 28 2012
    PDX11 Roundtable #1 - "Who's On, First?" - Building your startup team

    Join the PDX11 Mentor Network and the co-founders of OpenSesame for our first 2012 Roundtable!

    On Tuesday, February 28th from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m, the SAO will host our first 2012 PDX11 Roundtable. This session’s topic is “Who’s On, First?” – Building Your Startup’s Team, and will feature Josh Blank and Tom Turnbull, co-founders of Portland’s own OpenSesame.

    The Portland startup scene is on fire with activity, energy and new concepts – if you’ve got these but need a candid, firsthand account on how to build the right foundation for a successful company, this Roundtable’s for you. Refreshments will be served, and there are a limited number of seats. Please RSVP to Tamsen Galloway to reserve a spot at the roundtable. Details will be listed at www.calagator.org

    About the PDX11 Roundtable Series:

    The PDX11 Roundtable Series is an answer to the startup community’s request for a small gathering, face to face interaction with software leaders who have expertise in specific topics. These will be held on a regular basis throughout the year.

    For more information about the PDX11 Network, please visit www.pdx11.org

    Please RSVP to [email protected] to reserve a spot at the roundtable.

  • Tuesday
    Nov 8 2011
    PDX11 Mentor Network Meeting

    SAO: PDX11 Mentor Meeting: Tues. 11/8: 3:30-5pm

    SAO Events Calendar: http://www.sao.org/events/event_details.asp?id=188714

    PDX11 Website: http://www.pdx11.org

    Venue & Details:

    When: TU Nov 8th 3:30-5pm

    Where: SAO, 111 SW 5th Ave., Suite 120, Portland, OR 97204 (Burnside Conf Rm)

    Contact: Tamsen Galloway ([email protected])

    EVENT DESCRIPTION: Join us for a recap of all of the progress we've been making! Hear about our latest milestones on the Mentor Matching Software, the LinkedIn Group, & Roundtable Series. Find out what's on the agenda for the Software Summit, & maybe you'll meet the mentor you've been looking for! Find out more by joining our LinkedIn Group or look on ePDX

    RSVP: on Plancast


  • Tuesday
    Oct 4 2011
    #PDX11 Mentor Network General Meeting

    After a summer packed with activity and progress, the PDX11 Mentor Network is convening for a general meeting. Agenda includes updates on software build, community survey results, new approaches to events, and upcoming milestones. For newcomers there will also be a brief overview of the PDX11 initiatives and the other networks. Please join us for what is sure to be a great way to get up to speed, and maybe even find your future mentorship!

  • Thursday
    Aug 18 2011
    PDX11 Mentor Network Topic #2: Sharing the Reins – Bringing on a Co-Founder

    Have a great idea or product you want to take to market, and need someone to be your better half? Learn about the process of finding the right co-founder, and hear from some of Portland's own who've been there and done that! Facilitated by Alan Wizemann and Dan Warner, Co-Founders of ShopIgniter.

  • Tuesday
    Aug 9 2011
    PDX11 Mentor Network Topic #1: Starting Up and Taking Off – Turning an Idea into a Business

    By popular demand, the PDX11 Mentor Network is kicking off a series of topic specific roundtables facilitated by Oregon-based industry leaders. This is the first in a series, and will be facilitated by serial entrepreneur Richard Lazar. Find out more by joining our LinkedIn Group http://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=3956973&trk=anet_ug_hm&goback=%2Eanp_3956973_1312299735825_1

  • Friday
    Nov 6 2009
    SAOpdx: Software-Cluster Roundtable with PDC (Session 4)

    Please join us at software Industry Roundtable discussion! As a leader in the software industry, your perspective on Portland’s strengths and challenges, specifically for this industry, are of critical interest to the city of Portland and its partners as we begin the implementation of the city’s newly-adopted Economic Development Strategy.

    The Strategy, which was approved by City Council in July 2009, emphasizes job creation and business competitiveness as the path to a sustainable economy, and identifies four industry clusters where the Portland Development Commission (PDC) will concentrate time, talent and resources to meet the Strategy’s goal of 10,000 net new jobs in the city of Portland in the next five years.

    We are in the process of gathering intelligence on Portland’s software sector and trying to identify opportunities for growing the cluster. The PDC and the Software Association of Oregon (SAO) are collaborating on a series of software industry round tables to help guide the development of this important industry cluster. Your participation in one of these discussions would be invaluable in advancing the understanding of industry needs.

  • Wednesday
    Aug 13 2008
    SAO Virtualization Seminar Presented by ViaWest

    Please join ViaWest to learn about the virtualization technologies, features and benefits that have been at the top of technology discussions for the past few years. This leading colocation and managed hosting provider will offer insight into product options and best practices to help companies decide if virtualized server management is the right solution for their business needs.

    Cocktails & Hors d'oeuvres will be provided for all attendees.

    RSVP to Karena Heath at 503.439.7654 or [email protected]

  • Thursday
    May 29 2008
    Oregon Inside - Secret Recipes for Global Success in Embedded Software and Components

    SAO's International SIG is pleased to present a panel of experts who will share their experience and insights selling embedded components and software to global customers. The challenges that they have faced and strategies employed provide their shared "recipes for success" for Oregon's continued global competitiveness in this increasingly critical sector of our local high tech economy.

  • Thursday
    May 15 2008
    Microsoft Silverlight 2.0: More Than Just a Flash Competitor

    With the unveiling of Microsoft's Silverlight 2.0 and related development tools, Microsoft has opened the floodgates even wider for the development of rich internet application (RIAs). Shaun will discuss the key architectural decisions made by Microsoft in their new version of Silverlight and how they benefit developers by avoiding the disadvantages of current web technologies like DHTML and AJAX. To punctuate these benefits, Shaun will use the Silverlight development tools to walk through Silverlight's solutions to some of the core development scenarios facing web application developers today. Whether you develop on .NET or Java, Silverlight is a compelling new technology that is being leveraged by all.

    Speaker: Shaun McAravey, President & CTO, SoftSource Shaun McAravey is the founder and CTO of SoftSource Consulting and is considered to be one of the top software architects in the Pacific NW. Many CTOs, CIOs, and software engineering managers at several large and small companies in the NW rely on Shaun's expertise to provide consulting, mentored co-development, and training for their development teams. He has over 17 years of experience in software programming, holding previous positions such as consultant and lecturer at the Microsoft Institute, and as Vice President of Emerging Technologies then Chief Technology Officer of STEP Technology. Shaun is frequently requested to be keynote speaker at technical conferences. He has been a guest at the Microsoft Global Executive roundtable and guest speaker at the Microsoft Global Summit and Microsoft Technical Briefings.

    Program Agenda: 11:30am-12:00pm - Registration/Lunch 12:00pm-12:45pm - Presentation 12:45pm-1:00 - Questions & Answers

  • Tuesday
    Apr 1 2008
    eJob Search and eRecruiting

    SAO Internet Professionals SIG: eJob Search and eRecruiting: How the Internet is Changing the Landscape

    Penny McBain, Principal, Diamond Recruiting
    Maureen Berg, Principal Technical Recruiter, Symantec
    Jennifer Greene, Director of Programs, Volt Technical Resources
    Program Agenda
    5:00pm-5:30pm - Registration/Dinner
    5:30pm-6:45pm - Presentation
    6:45pm-7:00pm - Questions & Answers