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  • Saturday
    Apr 12 2014
    Northwest Regional Women in Computing 2014: Women Pioneering Innovation

    The Northwest Regional Women in Computing (NWrWIC) Celebration focuses on empowering and encouraging women to enter the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields, particularly computer science. The conference brings together students from universities and high schools, with industry leaders from the private and public sectors to engage and inspire the next generation of leaders to play an active role in shaping the future of computing and technology.

    The 2014 conference is the third annual event. Our mission is to encourage women to pursue and build successful careers in computing and technology by improving their educational experience and engagement with industry leaders. With less than 30% of STEM jobs filled by women, the industry is lacking full representation of the world’s views. This lack of diversity inhibits industry’s innovation potential. Our effort recognizes and empowers women who are part of the computing industry and celebrates all who are supporters of them.

    If you are the following, then you would want to come:

    • College professionals
    • industry leaders
    • Job seekers
    • STEM/Technology leaders
    • Thought leaders
    • Professors
    • Teachers
    • High School STEM students (must be accompanied by guardian)

    Register for an early bird special until March 12th: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/northwest-regional-women-in-computing-2014-registration-10400188243

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  • Saturday
    Oct 19 2013
    Northwest Regional Women in Computing 2013

    The Northwest Regional Women in Computing (NWrWIC) Celebration focuses on empowering and encouraging women to enter the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields, particularly computer science. The conference brings together students from universities and high schools, with industry leaders from the private and public sectors to engage and inspire the next generation of leaders to play an active role in shaping the future of computing and technology.

    The 2013 conference, to be held in October, is the second annual event. Our mission is to encourage women to pursue and build successful careers in computing and technology by improving their educational experience and engagement with industry leaders. With less than 30% of STEM jobs filled by women, the industry is lacking full representation of the world’s views. This lack of diversity inhibits industry’s innovation potential. Our effort recognizes and empowers women who are part of the computing industry and celebrates all who are supporters of them.

    If you are the following, then you would want to come: College professionals, industry leaders, Job seekers, STEM/Technology leaders, Thought leaders, Professors, Teachers, High School STEM students(must be accompanied by guardian)

    Register for an early bird special: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3872721414?ref=elink

    Top companies and universities will be present

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  • Friday
    Aug 23 2013
    THE POWER OF PROFESSIONALISM/12th Annual Managing Projects Programs and Portfolios Conference

    Friday, August 23, 2013

    This premier educational event takes place every August.

    Come join us to . . .

    • Learn the latest tools, tips, techniques and trends in project, program and portfolio management that will help you take your career to the next level and improve your organizational success.

    • Network and share ideas and experiences with executives, project, program and portfolio managers, sponsors, and other practitioners from a wide variety of industries, government agencies, and educational institutions.

    • Earn professional development units (PDUs) toward maintaining your PMI credential.

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  • Thursday
    Aug 1 2013
    IEEE Technologies for Sustainability (Sustech)

    The inaugural IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability will be a 1 1/2 day event focused on a cross-disciplinary look at advances in available as well as emerging technologies that advance the goals of long-term economic, societal and environmental sustainability for humanity.

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  • Sunday
    Apr 14 2013
    OpenShift Origin Community Day sponsored by Red Hat

    OpenShift Origin Community Day & Design Summit Day is coming to Portland on April 14!

    Come Meet the OpenShift Origin Makers and come ready to collaborate on building a truly Open Source Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS).

    Join both Red Hat engineers and OpenShift Origin community members at the first ever OpenShift Origin Community Day.

    Here's your chance to take a deep-dive into Red Hat's OpenStack and OpenShift engineering efforts, Hear about OpenShift.com DevOps Team's lessons learned including hands-on tutorials on how to deploy OpenShift to OpenStack plus building your own cartridges.

    Registration is free!

    http://openshiftorigincommunityday.eventbrite.com/

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  • Tuesday
    Jan 22 2013
    Couchbase PDX Developer Day 2013
                                Couchbase PDX Developer Day 2013The goal of Couchbase Developer Days is to give everyone a basic understanding of Couchbase Server 2.0 and how to use it. We will get you setup to work with Couchbase in your preferred language, make connections and do basic operations. We will get you more comfortable with Views, how they work, how to create and query them. Finally we will cover managing a Couchbase cluster, what the graphs mean and how to grow the cluster.
    

      AGENDA:8:15 - 8:45 am        REGISTRATION8:45 - 9:00 am        INTRODUCTIONS9:00 - 9:45 am        Intro to Couchbase 2.0 Cover the primary features of Couchbase 2.0: JSON support, Indexing (Map/Reduce), Elastic Search, XDCR, Basic Architecture. 9:50 - 10:15 am    LAB: Install Couchbase 2.0 Goals:  Get Setup with Couchbase 2.0 on laptop with beer-sample  Understand the Setup options in the Wizard (slides)  Tour of the Admin Console (slides) 10:20 - 11:00 am    Intro to Couchbase Basic Operations Cover the anatomy of a Document, metadata and document data. Cover all the basic operations of storing a JSON document, and creating atomic counters. Operations: connect, get, set, add, replace, cas, incr, decr, and get into a few specifics like get with lock and cas. 11:05 - 12:30 pm    LAB: Install Language SDK and do Basic Operations Goals:  Install/Setup your preferred Language SDK on your laptop  Make a Connection to Couchbase Server 2.0  Do basic operations: get, set, add, replace, incr, decr  Do advanced operations: get with lock, cas  Create a Class and save to JSON, and then retrieve and load the Class from the JSON, make changes to the object model and update the schema   12:40 - 1:30 pm    LUNCH1:30 - 2:40 pm        Intro to Map/Reduce (Views) Cover why Views are used, the basic use cases for Views. Cover the anatomy of map/reduce functions, simple and compound keys using beer-sample database/views. Cover the differences between an Indexer (Design Document) and an Index (View) in terms of resources, updates, etc. Cover development subset, full cluster data, and publishing a Design Doc as well as best practices. Cover querying features: group, group level, startkey, endkey, startkey_docid, endkey_docid, stale, reduce, descending. Show variantions on the examples, how you would change them to achieve other things. 2:50 - 4:15 pm        LAB: Working with Views and Map/Reduce Goals:  Create a View object in your preferred language  Query a beer-sample view in your preferred language  Vary the query on beer-sample view to get different results (startkey, endkey)  Vary the query on beer-sample view to get different results (group,  reduce)  Create a new view using the beer-sample  Query the newly created view 4:20 - 5:40 pm        Managing a Couchbase Cluster (Demo) Show a demo with a cluster of Couchbase Server with load generation. Tour through the various graphs and what they mean. Add new nodes to the cluster and rebalance, failover a node. If there is time, demonstrate Elastic Search integration and XDCR with another cluster.

    6:00 - 8:00 pm     AFTER PARTY: McNenamin's Pub Broadway (1504 Northeast Broadway)

     

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  • Tuesday
    Nov 13 2012
    SBIR/STTR National Conference

    The Micro-enterprise Inventors Program of Oregon (MIPO) and the Oregon Small Business Development Center Network (OSBDC) will host the SBIR/STTR 2012 National Conference: Crack the Code an event that welcomes entrepreneurs, businesses, government agencies, innovators, universities, and community partners to Portland, Oregon.

    SBIR/STTR are competitive federal government grant programs that fund small businesses to develop innovative, high-risk technologies with the goal of increasing private sector commercialization into the marketplace. This conference will provide critical information to small businesses competing for SBIR/STTR grants and contracts, which amount to approximately $2.5 billion in funding annually.

    Entrepreneurs can meet one-on-one with federal program managers; learn from SBIR/STTR past recipients, and tap into successful commercialization strategies through experts in the field.

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  • Sunday
    Sep 23 2012
    58th IEEE Holm Conference on Electrical Contacts (2012)
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    DoubleTree Hotel & Executive Meeting Center Portland - Lloyd Center

    The IEEE Holm Conference is to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of the latest developments in the field of electrical contacts and the application of recent advances in materials and processes for the use in electric, electronic and telecommunication equipment. 2012 will be an exciting conference and we expect up to 40 technical papers presented over two and a half days with extra opportunities for international networking. The bi-annual Intensive Course on Electrical Contacts will also be offered at the same hotel 4 days before the conference to allow training of engineers who are new to this field.

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  • Thursday
    Jan 19 2012
    Certified ScrumMaster Training

    Use code: LFL300 and Save 25%

    SolutionsIQ Certified Scrum Master (CSM) Training gives you all the tools and information you need to effectively apply Agile Scrum Project Management principles to your project or program.

    Students will learn how to:

    Maintain and use a burndown chart

    Manage Product Backlogs

    Plan Releases and Iterations (Sprints)

    Conduct Sprint Planning, Daily Scrums, Sprint Reviews & Retrospective meetings

    Track and Report progress

    Effectively apply the principles of the Agile Manifesto

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  • Monday
    Nov 7 2011
    Certified Scrum Product Owner Training

    Save 25% (use discount code: LFL300)

    Scrum increases the emphasis on assessing and driving business value through close collaboration with the delivery team. The Scrum Product Owner establishes the interaction between the business and the delivery team that is so essential to increasing productivity within an Agile organization. Product Owners who assume this crucial role have the ability to guide the team and the process to gain the full benefit of Agile delivery.

    When the capabilities of the Product Owner are optimized, an Agile team will experience immediate benefits that lead to improved effectiveness and customer satisfaction as well as increased return on investment (ROI).

    Audience: Product Owners, Product Management, Business Analysts, ScrumMasters, Executive Management, Stakeholders

    Register and learn more: http://learningforleverage.com/events/scrum-product-owner-certification/

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  • Keeping It Realtime Conference

    Two days of talks, demos & discussions around the methods, technology & challenges of creating the realtime web. First-class speakers, killer projects, and three nights of amazing events.

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  • Thursday
    Oct 6 2011
    Certified ScrumMaster Training

    Save 25% (use discount code: LFL300)

    Certified Scrum Master (CSM) Training gives you all the tools and information you need to effectively apply Agile Scrum Project Management principles to your project or program.

    Students will learn how to:

    • Maintain and use a burndown chart
    • Manage Product Backlogs
    • Plan Releases and Iterations (Sprints)
    • Conduct Sprint Planning, Daily Scrums, Sprint Reviews & Retrospective meetings
    • Track and Report progress
    • Effectively apply the principles of the Agile Manifesto

    This is an introductory course. Participants should come prepared with basic knowledge of the Scrum framework. Proactive students are encouraged to read the Agile Manifesto & Principles (www. agilemanifesto.org and www.agilemanifesto.org/principles.html), and one of the following:

    • Agile Software Development with Scrum, by Ken Schwaber and Mike Beedle
    • Agile Project Management with Scrum, by Ken Schwaber

    Register and learn more: http://learningforleverage.com/events/agile-scrum-master-training/

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  • Saturday
    Sep 24 2011
    Portland Retro Gaming Expo

    Our 6th annual show will enjoy the following enhancements:

    Different weekend. For the past two years we have held the PRGE on the third weekend of September. In 2011 we have moved it out one week so as not to coincide with other events in town (like the awesome Portland Pirate Festival) and to move to a new venue that was available on that weekend.

    New venue. The 2011 PRGE will be held in the Exhibit Hall of the Portland Doubletree Hotel located in Portland's Lloyd District. The Doubletree is located just steps from the Lloyd Center MAX Light Rail station and just across the street from Holladay Park.

    More space. While we enjoyed a strong relationship with the Portland Crowne Plaza, our show has simply outgrown their facilities. In 2010 we used over 8,500 square feet of floor space spread across two rooms at the Crowne Plaza. Our decision to move to the Exhibit Hall at the Doubletree gives us access to 17,000 square feet in one contiguous room.

    More games. In 2010 our Freeplay Arcade featured more consoles and full-size arcade cabinets than ever before. Due to the immense popularity of the arcade and tournaments we have allotted even more floor space for games in 2011. PRGE is currently working with some local arcade and pinball collector groups to help us secure even more game donations. Stay tuned for more details as we firm up these plans.

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  • Thursday
    Jul 28 2011
    Certified ScrumMaster Training

    Register and More Info: http://oregontrainingnetwork.com/training-topics/agile-scrum-master/

    Save 25% (use discount code: OTN300)

    The leading and fastest-growing of the Agile methodologies, Scrum is a simple software project management framework that adheres to a small set of interrelated practices and rules, is not overly prescriptive, and is able to produce productivity gains for software development teams almost immediately.

    This agile, lightweight process effectively manages and controls software development through iterative, incremental practices. Scrum training will boost the capabilities of your Agile development team and positively impact projects for years to come.

    Students will learn how to:

    * Maintain and use a burndown chart
    * Manage Product Backlogs
    * Plan Releases and Iterations (Sprints)
    * Conduct Sprint Planning, Daily Scrums, Sprint Reviews & Retrospective meetings
    * Track and Report progress
    * Effectively apply the principles of the Agile Manifesto
    

    Register and More Info: http://oregontrainingnetwork.com/training-topics/agile-scrum-master/

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  • Monday
    Jul 25 2011
    Android happy hour at OSCON 2011

    Android Happy Hour

    5:00pm Monday, 07/25/2011

    Location: Double Tree Hotel bar

    Join other Android developers for happy hour at Gather in the Double Tree Hotel on Monday evening. Meet face-to-face and share experiences with other developers working on Android. The first 100 people there get a free drink ticket.

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  • Monday
    May 9 2011
    Certified ScrumMaster Training

    Register here

    The leading and fastest-growing of the Agile methodologies, Scrum is a simple software project management framework that adheres to a small set of interrelated practices and rules, is not overly prescriptive, and is able to produce productivity gains for software development teams almost immediately.

    This agile, lightweight process effectively manages and controls software development through iterative, incremental practices. Scrum training will boost the capabilities of your Agile development team and positively impact projects for years to come.

    Agenda:

    * Introduction to Agile
    * Origins of Scrum
    * The Scrum process
    * Roles and responsibilities
    * Product Backlog
    * Estimating Product Backlog items
    * Scaling Scrum
    * Scrum in detail
    * Sprints
    * Sprint planning meeting
    * Daily standup meeting
    * Burndown charts and project reporting
    * Sprint review and retrospective
    * Getting started with Scrum
    * Graduation and closing
    
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  • Tuesday
    Mar 15 2011
    CEO & CIO Executive Coaching Preview

    In this powerful three-hour session, you will learn and practice a new way to coach your own direct reports, a method you can put to use immediately — while getting a preview into the upcoming “CEO and CIO Group Coaching Programs” from the Portland Transformational Leadership Initiative (PTLI) and Oregon Training Network (OTN).

    A recent Portland Development Commission (PDC) survey of the Portland technology community found that the single greatest need is for more effective mentoring opportunities. We are responding to this need by adapting our already successful C-level six-month coaching program – now focused exclusively on CEOs and CIOs. In this three-hour preview session, you will get a taste of the full six-month program while experiencing a highly effective and structured approach to executive and peer coaching.

    You will walk away from this first session having new insights into how you work with your direct reports and you will have a stronger sense of areas you’d like to improve in, related to your ongoing work as a CEO or CIO. We do this through illuminating blind spots, building up weak areas, and amplifying your strengths.

    Find out if “CEO or CIO Group Coaching” is right for you, and walk out with new tools in this dynamic stand-alone session for coaching your team and helping them coach their direct reports.

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  • Thursday
    Mar 3 2011
    CEO Group Coaching Program

    Do you want to figure out what’s holding you back from greater profitability, revenue growth and fully engaging your employees in your vision for the company?

    The CEO Coaching Program will unlock your power as a leader to achieve these goals and bring about growth for your company, as a direct result of your contributions.

    How It Works

    1. . Pick a game-changing project for the company
    2. . Work on it intensively for six months with structured support, making huge strides
    3. . Receive and give coaching among other CEOs from comparable organizations
    4. . Be pushed out of the comfort zone and into the growth zone, by highly qualified coaches

    Agenda The SPTLI format involves 12 three-hour group-coaching sessions over a six-month period, meeting bi-weekly. There will also be 30 minute, one-on-one coaching phone calls in the weeks between sessions.

    Sessions:

    1. . Introduction to the Process, and Identify each CEO’s Project
    2. . Refine the Project and Get Feedback
    3. . Finalize Project and Create Action Plan
    4. . Metrics and Performance Management
    5. . Uncover Blind Spots, Receive Coaching, Advance the Project
    6. . How a CEO can Coach Direct Reports, Advance the Project, Trouble Shoot
    7. . More on CEO as Coach, Advanced Delegation Skills, Advance the Project
    8. . At least one CEO has a major setback by now; we all use it as a learning tool as we get that CEO back on track – everyone learns from this experience; remaining sessions are highly customized to what emerges in the group
    9. . From Breakdown to Breakthrough – using the setback to illuminate problems and create growth
    10. . Begin to wrap up the project, Delegation trouble-shooting, Empowered work teams
    11. . Further wrap-up and trouble shooting
    12. . Celebration and planning for how to keep up the momentum

    As the CEO, you will be asked to bring in a challenge – some burning need, chronic problem or stalled initiative that, if improved, would break you and your company out to the next level.

    In the group sessions, you will receive frank, powerful coaching from our facilitators – a former CEO and a highly experienced business coach. You will also get feedback and support from your peers in the room and guest CEO’s who will participate in some of the sessions. You make commitments for keeping your project on track every week and report on results at each session.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Dec 8 2010
    The Art of Managing in an Agile World

    This course gives you the hands-on experience and builds the skill set you will require to thoroughly understand and utilize the real-world fundamentals of managing in an agile environment. The instructors bring their expertise in agile management, planning and development to help managers utilize their knowledge and skills to harness the power of an Agile organization.

    Training Objectives: What you Will Learn

    * Learn how Agile organizations work from a systemic perspective.
    * Create strategic alignment between project teams and the rest of the organization.
    * Explore practices for identifying and resolving business issues, setting goals and measuring progress, assessing organization culture, and using organization structure to effectively address the challenges facing you and your team.
    * Examine the implications of Agile environments for managing human capabilities and handling human resources functions, such as, hiring, retention, reviews, and compensation.
    * Learn how effective leaders manage the boundary between their Agile teams and the rest of the organization.
    * Discover the latest brain research showing male/female differences and translate these findings into more effective strategies for coaching and mentoring within and across gender on high performing teams.
    
    Website
  • Thursday
    Nov 4 2010
    Certified Scrum Product Owner Training

    Scrum increases the emphasis on assessing and driving business value through close collaboration with the delivery team. The Scrum Product Owner establishes the interaction between the business and the delivery team that is so essential to increasing productivity within an Agile organization. Product Owners who assume this crucial role have the ability to guide the team and the process to gain the full benefit of Agile delivery.

    When the capabilities of the Product Owner are optimized, an Agile team will experience immediate benefits that lead to improved effectiveness and customer satisfaction as well as increased return on investment (ROI).

    * Boost Product Owner capabilities
    * Optimize Agile teams
    * Increase Scrum functionality
    * Enhance planning and scheduling
    * Gain practical, proven techniques
    * Improve estimating skills and results
    * Maximize delivery capabilities
    * Reduce risk
    * Improve ROI
    * Leverage proven experience
    * Obtain thought-leader guidance and insight
    
    Website
  • Monday
    Oct 4 2010
    Certified ScrumMaster Training

    SolutionsIQ Certified Scrum Master (CSM) Training gives you all the tools and information you need to effectively apply Agile Scrum Project Management principles to your project or program.

    Students will learn how to:

    * Maintain and use a burndown chart
    * Manage Product Backlogs
    * Plan Releases and Iterations (Sprints)
    * Conduct Sprint Planning, Daily Scrums, Sprint Reviews & Retrospective meetings
    * Track and Report progress
    * Effectively apply the principles of the Agile Manifesto
    

    All SolutionsIQ Agile training courses are highly interactive. Students will participate in discussions group-based exercises, and simulations.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Sep 15 2010
    Certified ScrumMaster Training

    Delivered by SolutionsIQ’s world-renowned Certified ScrumMaster Trainers, this course shares time-tested practices for managing Product Backlogs, planning your releases and iterations (Sprints), and tracking and reporting progress. You’ll learn how to lead Sprint Planning meetings, Daily Scrum meetings, Sprint Review meetings, Sprint Retrospectives, and much more.

    Agenda:

    * Introduction to Agile
    * Origins of Scrum
    * The Scrum process
    * Roles and responsibilities
    * Product Backlog
    * Estimating Product Backlog items
    * Scaling Scrum
    * Scrum in detail
    * Sprints
    * Sprint planning meeting
    * Daily standup meeting
    * Burndown charts and project reporting
    * Sprint review and retrospective
    * Getting started with Scrum
    * Graduation and closing
    
    Website
  • Tuesday
    Sep 7 2010
    DjangoCon
    through
    DoubleTree Hotel & Executive Meeting Center Portland - Lloyd Center

    Django is an open source web application framework, written in Python, which follows the model-view-controller architectural pattern.

    DjangoCon US is the main US event for the Django community to come together. It will primarily consist of two tracks of talks over three days. Additionally there will be room for open sessions, lightning talks sessions, and a development sprint after the conference.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jul 21 2010
    Certified Scrum Product Owner Training

    SolutionsIQ Certified Scrum Product Owner Training is interactive and highly experiential. Participants gain practical tools and techniques for engaging with software delivery teams.

    When the capabilities of the Product Owner are optimized, an Agile team will experience immediate benefits that lead to improved effectiveness and customer satisfaction as well as increased return on investment (ROI).

    * Boost Product Owner capabilities
    * Optimize Agile teams
    * Increase Scrum functionality
    * Enhance planning and scheduling
    * Gain practical, proven techniques
    * Improve estimating skills and results
    * Maximize delivery capabilities
    * Reduce risk
    * Improve ROI
    * Leverage proven experience
    * Obtain thought-leader guidance and insight
    
    Website
  • Thursday
    Jun 17 2010
    Certified ScrumMaster Training

    SolutionsIQ Certified ScrumMaster Training gives you all the tools and information you need to get started with Scrum and Agile. Delivered by SolutionsIQ’s world-renowned Certified ScrumMaster Trainers, this course shares time-tested practices for managing Product Backlogs, planning your releases and iterations (Sprints), and tracking and reporting progress.

    You’ll learn how to lead Sprint Planning meetings, Daily Scrum meetings, Sprint Review meetings, Sprint Retrospectives, and much more.

    Agenda:

    * Introduction to Agile
    * Origins of Scrum
    * The Scrum process
    * Roles and responsibilities
    * Product Backlog
    * Estimating Product Backlog items
    * Scaling Scrum
    * Scrum in detail
    * Sprints
    * Sprint planning meeting
    * Daily standup meeting
    * Burndown charts and project reporting
    * Sprint review and retrospective
    * Getting started with Scrum
    * Graduation and closing
    
    Website
  • Thursday
    May 13 2010
    IT Strategic Planning – Building a Partnership Between IT and Your Business

    This course was designed to be vendor and product neutral. It will give you hands-on knowledge about IT delivery models and how to make smart decisions that will provide a competitive advantage for your business.

    It is led by two world class IT practitioners who will help you understand the key players in outsourced IT delivery, how to evaluate the value of available options, how IT delivery models impact your business, and how to establish specific action items for moving forward with confidence.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Apr 29 2010
    Soft Skills for Geeks: Communicating 2.0

    In this fun and provocative session, you will learn to better harness your intellectual strengths when asked to join forces with different personalities, varying capabilities and a myriad of work habits and opinions. Learn to better analyze people and assess interactions and relationships. Enhance your ability to collaborate and make your projects successful.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Apr 22 2010
    Certified ScrumMaster Training

    SolutionsIQ Certified ScrumMaster Training gives you all the tools and information you need to get started with Scrum and Agile. Delivered by SolutionsIQ’s world-renowned Certified ScrumMaster Trainers, this course shares time-tested practices for managing Product Backlogs, planning your releases and iterations (Sprints), and tracking and reporting progress.

    You’ll learn how to lead Sprint Planning meetings, Daily Scrum meetings, Sprint Review meetings, Sprint Retrospectives, and much more.

    Contact: Rachel Kjack 503.867.0742

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Apr 21 2010
    Working On A Virtual Team

    In today’s rapidly changing business environment, managers and employees alike are increasingly challenged to find new ways to get things done – better, faster, and cheaper. More and more companies today are embracing the concept of the virtual team work environment to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of their people who often work remotely, whether from across town or on the other side of the world.

    Using technology effectively is critical to the success of virtual teams. Knowing why, when and how to employ the right tools, at the right time, for the right need, and how the virtual team environment impacts your business processes makes all the difference. This course will give you a vendor and product neutral perspective of what it means to work in a virtual environment and provide real-world experience and best practices from a people, process and technology perspective.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Apr 15 2010
    Strategies For IT Sourcing

    In today’s business environment, Information Technology (IT) is not an option. The outsourcing of IT infrastructure is quickly becoming a critical decision for many businesses that are challenged to reduce costs, while maintaining their competitive advantage and planning for the future.

    Companies such as Amazon, Google and Microsoft are building massive data centers to provide for the needs of most businesses. While some of this is work in progress, today there are already many choices available to outsource your IT infrastructure.

    This course will give you the most practical, vendor-neutral perspective to make decisions on what is right for your business now and in terms of future choices for hosting your computing infrastructure externally.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Mar 30 2010
    ITIL V3 Foundations

    This dynamic 3-day course introduces the ITIL Service Lifecycle for managing IT services to deliver on business expectations, and an engaging, case study based approach to learning the core disciplines of ITIL practices.

    The ITIL Version 3 best practice is composed of five core disciplines:

    * Service Strategy
    * Service Design
    * Service Transition
    * Service Operations
    * Continual Service Improvement
    

    These disciplines represent a Service Lifecycle framework that further enhances IT alignment to the business while demonstrating business value, ROI & enabling IT to solve specific operational needs.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Mar 11 2010
    Certified Scrum Product Owner Training

    Scrum increases the emphasis on assessing and driving business value through close collaboration with the delivery team. The Scrum Product Owner establishes the interaction between the business and the delivery team that is so essential to increasing productivity within an Agile organization. Product Owners who assume this crucial role have the ability to guide the team and the process to gain the full benefit of Agile delivery. SolutionsIQ Certified Scrum Product Owner Training is interactive and highly experiential. Participants gain practical tools and techniques for engaging with software delivery teams.

    Register: http://www.solutionsiq.com/Training/CourseProfile.aspx?ID=1

    Website
  • Thursday
    Feb 25 2010
    Integrating Sustainability Into Your Business Practices

    This two-day class will provide you with the rationale, the methodology and real-life examples of how and why organizations have used sustainability to their strategic and operational advantage in the marketplace. Learn how sustainability not only improves your company’s triple bottom line – financial, social, and environmental – but how it improves your company’s image in the world, which can reap huge benefits. You will leave having developed a draft sustainability plan for a specific company process and return to work being able to lead company sustainability initiatives.

    More info: http://oregontrainingnetwork.com/training-topics/sustainability/

    Contact: Rachel Kjack Phone: 503.867.0742 Email: [email protected]

    Website
  • Monday
    Dec 14 2009
    SAOpdx: Integrating Sustainability into Your Business Practices - 50% off!

    Presented by Oregon Training Network and Worksystems, Inc.

    Sustainability is good for business. This two-day class will provide you with the rationale, the methodology and real-life examples of how and why organizations have used sustainability to their strategic and operational advantage in the marketplace. Learn how sustainability not only improves your company’s triple bottom line - financial, social, and environmental – but how it improves your company’s image in the world, which can reap huge benefits. You will leave having developed a draft sustainability plan for a specific company process and return to work being able to lead company sustainability initiatives.

    READ MORE/REGISTER: https://sao.yourmembership.com/events/event_details.asp?id=86376

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  • Tuesday
    Dec 1 2009
    Managing Virtual Teams - 50% off!

    In today’s rapidly changing business environment, managers and employees alike are increasingly challenged to find new ways to get things done – better, faster, and cheaper. More and more companies today are embracing the concept of the virtual team work environment to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of their people who often work remotely, whether from across town or on the other side of the world.

    READ MORE/REGISTER: https://sao.yourmembership.com/events/event_details.asp?id=80879

    Website
  • Thursday
    Sep 24 2009
    Climate Change - Positioning Your Business

    Presented By

    Northwest Environmental Business Council Associated Oregon Industries Oregon Business Association

    This is serious business. The competitive equation is changing once again. Given current policy and market dynamics, organizations need to decide why, if, and how to act. This conference will help business decision makers understand how to integrate greenhouse gas management issues into a strategic framework for planning and action – and how to stay ahead of the curve.

    Year three of this event takes place in a shifting landscape, with major uncertainties regarding the direction and timing of government policy being met by a growing movement towards voluntary action. What does seem certain is that long term trends are leading to a new competitive landscape. Join Northwest business managers, service professionals, and policy makers in a discussion of the practical business issues tied to whether and how a company acts to manage its carbon footprint. This strategic, business-oriented focus distinguishes Climate Change: Positioning Your Business from other conferences on this topic .

    Sessions include offerings for those new to the topic, as well as those wanting to go to the next level: • Regulation and the context for action • Should you act now? • The ROI of carbon management • Are offsets for you? • Including carbon in your business strategy • Transforming strategy into practice • New business opportunities • A carbon-managed future

    Why Attend - Understand how your organization can turn this potentially disruptive force into a strategic advantage.

    • Learn about tools and resources for developing internal strategies and action plans.

    • Meet and network with colleagues and potential partners.

    Who Should Attend - Business managers & decision makers in all types of organizations and industries who need to know what changes are coming, and how to plan for them.

    • Professional and technical service providers who want to understand and assist organizations in addressing carbon issues.

    • Policy makers and advocates who want to craft effective policies and regulations that respond to the needs of businesses.

    If you are in business, you will be affected -- make this challenge an opportunity.

    Website
  • Monday
    Sep 21 2009
    Micro Nano Breakthrough Conference
    through
    DoubleTree Hotel & Executive Meeting Center Portland - Lloyd Center

    In these turbulent economic times, one thing remains unchanged: innovation driven productivity advances are the only basis for prosperous, high-wage regional economies, and commercialized scientific research is the best and most durable source of innovation advantage. More than ever before, the Pacific Northwest region needs to gather to advance 'science, commercialization and networking for the micro- and nano-tech innovation economy.

    Who should attend:

    If you are involved in the transformation from discovery and development to commercialization of products this conference is for you.

    * Scientists
    * Engineers
    * Entrepreneurs
    * Venture Capitalists
    * R&D Managers
    * Administrators
    * Product Development Managers
    * Government Officials
    * Policy Makers
    * Non-Government Organization Officials
    * Students
    * Technology transfer specialists
    * Strategic Planners
    * Business Development Managers
    * Product Development Professionals
    * Investors
    * Investment Analysts
    * Proposal Writers
    * Legislators
    * Academicians
    * Legislative Assistants & Analysts
    * Intellectual Property Managers
    

    Presentations on:

    * Advanced MEMS devices and applications
    * Sensors and systems, e.g. for motion control
    * Nanoelectronics and biolectronics
    * Nanoscale patterning and fabrication processes
    * Printed and solution-processed devices and systems
    * Nanomaterial design, synthesis and scale-up
    * Nanomaterials for clean-tech applications
    * Nano-bio technologies
    * Micro-energy and chemical systems
    * Nanoscale imaging and chemical analysis
    * Nanomedicine and cancer therapies
    * Nano-optics and optoelectronic technologies
    
    Website
  • Tuesday
    Sep 8 2009
    DjangoCon

    DjangoCon is a Django conference that aims to bring together the community and provide a wide range of sessions, panels, lightning talks and showcases of Django usage within various businesses.

    DjangoCon will be held at the DoubleTree Green Hotel in Portland, Oregon.
    
    
    
    Conference days: September 8th - 10th.
    
    
    
    Sprint Days: September 11th - 12th.
    
    Website
  • Tuesday
    May 19 2009
    SAOpdx: The Art of Agile Teams: Designing Roles and Responsibilities

    These courses are heavily federally subsidized (you will not find pricing like this anywhere else) and will sell out early. Register now before they fill up!

      At the conclusion of this course, you will be prepared to build a successful Agile team, define roles and responsibilities for your project, and set expectations for team performance and deliverables.
    
      Trainers: Diana Larsen + Jim Shore
    
      #saopdx #otn #agile
    
    Website
  • Friday
    May 1 2009
    SAOpdx: Managing Agile Teams

    Course Dates: Friday, May 1, 2009 & Friday, May 8, 2009

      These courses are heavily federally subsidized (you will not find pricing like this anywhere else) and will sell out early. Register now before they fill up!
    
      When shifting to Agile methods, effective leaders ally current skills with strategic tools that keep people and teams on course during the transition. Researchers Klein & Posey (1986) assert, "...managers who have been the most successful in traditional systems should have no trouble adapting to their roles in innovative [Agile] systems." McKinsey (2008) states, "Employees can't change if their leaders don't. [Agile] leaders act as role models for the mindsets and behaviors they wish to instill in their teams." For over 20 years the presenters have worked with leaders and managers committed to collaborative and sustainable change.
    
      Managers in the middle have a unique role to fulfill. In this course you will learn how Agile organizations work from a systemic perspective, to create strategic alignment between project teams and the rest of the organization. Explore practices for identifying and resolving business issues, setting goals and measuring progress, assessing organization culture, and using organization structure to effectively address the challenges facing you and your team. Examine the implications of Agile environments for managing human capabilities and handling human resources functions, such as, hiring, retention, reviews, and compensation.
    
      Learn how the most effective leaders manage the boundary between their teams and the rest of the organization. Discover the latest brain research showing male/female differences and translate these findings into more effective strategies for coaching and mentoring within and across gender on high performing Agile teams.
    
      #saopdx #otn #agile
    
    Website
  • Wednesday
    Apr 29 2009
    Portland Cisco ASA Training: Two-Day Hands-On Seminar

    Cisco ASA Training: Installing, Configuring, Optimizing, and Troubleshooting the Cisco ASA Security Appliance

    Presented by soundtraining.net and taught by veteran I.T. trainer, writer, and speaker Don R. Crawley.

    This Cisco ASA training serminar is two intensive days filled with hands-on lab exercises where you'll learn how to reset the administrator password (even when you don't know it), how to build a basic firewall configuration from scratch in the command-line and in the GUI. You'll practice backing-up and restoring your configuration files and the firewall's operating system image. We'll show you how to set up centralized logging with a syslog server. You'll practice configuring login banners. You'll configure local usernames and privilege levels, plus you'll practice using Active Directory for authentication. You'll set up a DHCP server for automatic address assignment. You'll practice building three types of VPNs including site-to-site, remote access, and a clientless Web VPN. You'll build a DMZ with a Web server and a print server. You'll practice port-scanning to test for vulnerabilities. We'll show you how to configure various types of filtering and you'll actually practice configuring filters to block Java applets. In short, this Cisco ASA training seminar is a lot of hands-on exercises and not a lot of talking! Our instructors are there to show you how to do things, answer your questions, and help you troubleshoot your configurations.

    Now upgraded with even more "hands-on" lab exercises (and less talking)!

    Learning Objectives
    Upon completion of soundtraining.net's Cisco� ASA training seminar, you'll...

    -Practice password recovery techniques for the Cisco ASA security appliance
    -Practice two techniques for building a basic firewall configuration from scratch
    -Gain an understanding of logging configurations and practice using syslog with the security appliance
    -Practice two methods of backing up and restoring device's configurations
    -Practice two methods of backing up and restoring your device's software image (operating system), including how to recover the software in a catastrophic fault condition
    -Practice configuring and using three methods of remote management
    -Gain an understanding of Network Address Translation and Port Address Translation on the ASA Security Appliance and practice using them in your configurations
    -Practice configuring three types of banners
    -Gain an understanding of Cisco privilege levels and practice configuring local usernames and privilege levels
    -Practice configuring your security appliance to authenticate via Windows Active Directory using RADIUS
    -Practice buidling and troubleshooting a DHCP server
    -Practice building three types of VPNs including site-to-site, remote access, and a clientless Web VPN
    -Gain an understanding of DMZs and practice buidling one with a Web server and a print server
    -Practice testing security configurations with a port scanner
    -Gain an understanding of filtering techniques and practice blocking Java applets

    A complete course outline is available at the event homepage.

    Pre-registration is required, also at the event homepage.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Apr 16 2009
    The Business of Renewable Energy

    This conference returns for its third year, providing a focused educational and networking experience for industry members in the electricity and bioenergy fields, with speakers and practical sessions addressing renewable energy development in the Northwest.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Apr 7 2009
    SAOpdx: Agile Requirements Management Course

    [Full details at http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/1899638/ ] Software projects start with functionality and requirements. The clarity and quality of the requirements drive the deliverables of the project and set the expectations of customers. Managing requirements can be a challenge because we have been taught to capture all requirements up front, and achieve customer sign off. This process does not allow for change, and all software projects have change.

    Enter user stories. Authoring project requirements as user stories is one of the most common approaches across any agile method. In this course, you will learn what a user story is, how to build and author them and how to manage and communicate them to users.

    The course format consists of multiple lecture topics, group exercises and group discussion. Ample time will be devoted to analysis of the "real-world" industry experiences of the instructor based on case study examples and experiences managing agile projects and coaching agile project teams.

    SAOpdx #OTN #Agile

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Mar 10 2009
    Portland Cisco Router Training: Two-Day Hands-On Seminar

    Presented by soundtraining.net and taught by veteran I.T. trainer, writer, and speaker Don R. Crawley.

    Two intensive days of hands-on Cisco training including Cisco router installation, configuration, and troubleshooting using live in-classroom routers. You'll learn how to build a Cisco� router configuration from scratch. You'll learn different ways of monitoring your router, saving and restoring configurations, and how to design and implement access-control lists. You'll even learn how to encrypt your passwords and Cisco router password recovery procedures.

    Learning Objectives:
    The overall objective of this workshop is to help you become comfortable with viewing, editing, managing, and troubleshooting Cisco router configurations. By the end of this workshop, you will...

    -Practice building a router configuration from scratch to full functionality
    -Practice three techniques for saving configurations and for re-applying them (Perfect for disaster prevention and recovery)
    -Understand how to upgrade your router's Cisco Internetwork Operating System (CIOS)
    -Practice using CDP (Cisco Discovery Protocol) in troubleshooting
    -Use the "show cdp neighbor detail" command to get information about remote routers, even when they're on a different subnet
    -Practice converting and diagramming IP addresses and subnets, including decimal to binary conversion
    -Practice properly designing and configuring IP addressing schemes
    -Practice the step-by-step procedures to configure NAT to make your router an Internet firewall
    -Practice configuring and deploying DHCP on a Cisco router for automatic IP address assignment
    -Practice using local and remote router configuration procedures
    -Learn how to configure static routes and practice building routing tables
    -Gain hands-on experience in the basics of routing protocols with hands-on exercises in RIP version 1, RIP version 2, and OSPF
    -Work as a group to control traffic with standard and extended IP access lists
    -Practice recovering passwords (and learn how to protect against unauthorized password recovery!)
    -Practice testing procedures using PING, traceroute, and debug

    A complete course outline is available at the event homepage.

    Pre-registration is required, also at the event homepage.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Feb 24 2009
    PMI Chapter Meeting

    Educational Presentation:

    Effective Networking and Branding: Going from Ordinary to Extraordinary Project Managers, by Greg Sievers, PMP

    Keynote Presentation:

    Managing Projects with an Innovation Mindset, by Jon Marshall

    Website
  • Monday
    Feb 9 2009
    Agile Estimation and Planning

    Agile Estimation and Planning

    Monday, February 9, 2008 - 8:30am-5:00pm Location: The Doubletree Hotel Executive Meeting Center 1000 NE Multnomah - Portland, OR 97232 Cost: $199 for members $199 for non members*

    You won’t see this class again at this price so register today before the class is full!

    This 1-day session combines high-level insight and specific tactical thinking to address these issues and more. It will help you create plans that extend out 6 months or more, that drive reliable decision-making and on-time delivery, and that leave teams and organizations feeling supported. Topics will include agile release planning, iteration planning, and various approaches to estimation, such as unit-less points, ideal time, and the popular planning poker technique.

    This class can be taken as a standalone or as a supplemental course - great for those new to Agile and those looking to learn more!

    Trainer: Mitch Lacey, Agile Author & Presenter Mitch is an agile practitioner and trainer, having managed plan-driven and agile projects for the past 12 years. He is the author of "Adventures in Promiscuous Pairing", "Transitioning to Agile: Key Lessons Learned in the Field", and "The Impacts of Poor Estimating - and How to Fix It". He has presented at the 2006 Agile Conference, the 2007 PMI Global Congress, the 2007 SQE Agile development conference, and the 2008 Agile and Better Software Conferences.

    *This training opportunity is funded, in part, with Employer Workforce Training Funds administered by the Oregon Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development.

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  • Wednesday
    Dec 17 2008
    Agile Estimation and Planning

    This 1-day session combines high-level insight and specific tactical thinking to address these issues and more. It will help you create plans that extend out 6 months or more, that drive reliable decision-making and on-time delivery, and that leave teams and organizations feeling supported. Topics will include agile release planning, iteration planning, and various approaches to estimation, such as unit-less points, ideal time, and the popular planning poker technique.

    These classes are offered just once at this federally subsidized rate - at 10% of the regular cost. So please take advantage of this session, as it will not be available again at this price and these classes sell out quickly!

    Trainer: Mitch Lacey, Agile Author & Presenter

    Mitch is an agile practitioner and trainer, having managed plan-driven and agile projects for the past 12 years. He is the author of "Adventures in Promiscuous Pairing", "Transitioning to Agile: Key Lessons Learned in the Field", and "The Impacts of Poor Estimating - and How to Fix It". He has presented at the 2006 Agile Conference, the 2007 PMI Global Congress, the 2007 SQE Agile development conference, and the 2008 Agile and Better Software Conferences.

    *This training opportunity is funded, in part, with Employer Workforce Training Funds administered by the Oregon Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development.

    $199 for members $199 for non members

    Website
  • Thursday
    Nov 6 2008
    CHIFOO Workshop: Creative Solutions Through Innovation Games®

    Creating Breakthrough Products Through Innovative Play



    Innovation Games® is a set of a dozen hands-on activities to develop strategic planning and tactical decision-making skills. Using a variety of expressive techniques, Innovation Games get firsthand reactions from customers and users about an actual or proposed product, a product category, or service offering. While similar to focus groups in a few ways, Innovation Games (and other design games) stimulate the customers to tell you things that are important for them that you would have never thought to ask.

    Learn more about Innovation Games at http://innovationgames.com/
    See photos of Innovation Games workshops on Flickr at:
    http://flickr.com/photos/nancyf/collections/72157600268471726/

    Coffee and lunch will be provided, with snacks throughout the day.
    Parking is free with the workshop. If you prefer to take transit, MAX Blue Line Lloyd Center stop is just steps away — plan your trip on TriMet at http://www.trimet.org.

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  • Saturday
    Aug 30 2008
    Kumoricon: Oregon's Anime Convention

    Welcome to Kumoricon, now entering our sixth year! Our annual convention dedicated to Japanese animation features three days of cosplay, video rooms, exhibitors, panels, video games, fan creation, and much more. Oregon's anime convention is a growing attraction in the Portland area and we welcome fans from all over the Pacific Northwest and beyond! In 2008, we finally return to our fan-favorite hotel, the Portland Doubletree at Lloyd Center. Enjoy stunning views of downtown Portland while surrounded by thousands of devoted fans just like you—on a three-day weekend you won't soon forget.

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  • Wednesday
    Jul 23 2008
    OpenSolaris-mySQL-Zend OSCon Bash

    Come celebrate with OSCon luminaries and friends as OpenSolaris, mySQL and Zend throw OSCon's hottest party, Wednesday July 23 from 8pm to midnight at the DoubleTree Hotel. From bar games to boxing, booze galore and all manor of mischief, Wednesday night's bash is the top ticket in town.

  • Wednesday
    Jun 18 2008
    Agile Software Development

    Come to this day-long session with two experienced Agile practitioners to get answers about what Agile means for your work.

    We'll cover topics including:

    * Agile Mythbusting - What's Agile really about? How much of the hype is real?
    * Incremental Planning and Delivery - Where's the beef in an Agile lifecycle?
    * Agile Engineering - How could short, rapid development cycles possibly work?
    * Succeeding as an Agile Team - What does it take to succeed in an Agile environment?
    

    Join us for an interactive look at Agile development in practice.

    Lead Instructors: Diana Larsen James Shore

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  • Tuesday
    Jun 17 2008
    The Business of Agile

    We'll cover topics including:

    * What is Agile? How do we calculate the costs and benefits? Is Agile for you?
    * How do you install and adopt Agile methods as your SDLC? What does that mean for the broader organization?
    * Where do you make the most from your investment in Agile? What are the secrets of Agile successes?
    * How do you truly exploit Agility? Is Agile Project Management an oxymoron? What separates the great Agile teams from the merely good?
    

    Join us for this deep dive into the business side of Agile.

    Lead Instructors: Diana Larsen James Shore

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