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Portland Building

1120 SW 5th Avenue
Portland, Oregon (map)

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  • Friday
    Mar 3 2023
    Portland Open Data Day 2023 Disco Tech
    Portland Building

    To the civic tech community, data analysts, open software developers, designers, advocates, community, and local organizations working on data, local residents and all those interested in civic data.

    This event is an opportunity to engage with local residents to explore the City’s neighborhood data and other City of Portland open datasets and maps. This Disco Tech will include workshops and tables to help people to learn about data from zero to subject matter experts.

    "DiscoTech" is short for "Discovering Technology." It is a term coined by the Detroit Digital Justice Coalition which defines a replicable model for a multimedia, mobile neighborhood workshop fair. DiscoTechs are designed so that participants learn more about the impact and possibilities of technology within our communities.

    The purpose of this event is to create a space for local residents and organizations to explore Portland neighborhoods data and other city open datasets. You can explore developing apps or spreadsheets to facilitate data visualization. Or, do your own data exploration and analysis, enhance the city data with other datasets; Or, dig deeper and explore metadata and link information underneath.

    Participants will have the opportunity to learn, propose ideas and projects to others, join a team or individually, and develop their own analysis and apps that may contribute to our larger Portland Community. Multicultural, socially responsible, and projects in languages other than English are encouraged.

    The Smart City PDX program team members are committed to dismantling barriers derived from systemic discrimination that have reduced the voice of marginal communities in Portland. We base our approach on digital rights and equity principles like Targeted Universalism and the Smart City PDX Priorities Framework to build local policy that promotes equity and fairness.

    We want this event to become a collaborative space, rather than something competitive. So, we won’t be offering prizes or awards; however, we will be able to incentivize community participation.

    Projects will have the opportunity to be featured in the Smart City PDX site.

    Be creative! Learn! Explore!

  • Wednesday
    Jun 29 2011
    Lunch 2.0 with Portland Broadband Strategic Plan

    Portland Building

    The City of Portland's Broadband Strategic Plan wants to have you over for lunch to talk about "Connecting to Our Future," and the initial draft of the strategic plan to provide Portland with citywide broadband.

    Here's some backstory if you're wondering, what the Broadband Strategic Plan is.

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

    Wondering what Lunch 2.0 is?

    Lunch 2.0 is a phenomenon that began in Silicon Valley. You can read about their current events and the history behind Lunch 2.0 at lunch20.com.

    We imported the concept to Portland in 2007, and you can follow all things Portland Lunch 2.0 at the Silicon Florist.

  • Thursday
    May 27 2010
    CivicApps Ideas Discussion

    CivicApps Ideas is a two-hour discussion of ideas and datasets between data providers and citizens. As a precursor to the CiviCode Day Event, scheduled one week later at Open Source Bridge, this meeting is your chance to initiate the discussion surrounding your project ideas and data needs with others.

    CivicIdeas Day is dedicated to the sharing of your ideas with your peers.

    • Share and Discuss your project ideas with others
    • Get Your Questions Answered on readily available datasets and/or inform data providers first hand of what type of datasets you need to turn your ideas into reality
    • Discover or Recruit Others to collaborate with on interesting projects

    To learn more about the related CiviCode Day event, please see http://civicapps.eventbrite.com

    Registration is limited, so register today and connect with your peers!

  • Saturday
    May 1 2010
    CiviCode Day Event (Postponed)


    The City of Portland and other stakeholders have decided to postpone this event to better coincide with a number of other open source events, including Open Source Bridge and OSCON scheduled for later this year. More information will be posted pertaining to the replanning of the CiviCode Day event as soon as it's determined.

  • Thursday
    Jun 19 2008
    Bikes in China

    Portland Building

    PDOT's Bicycle Brown Bag series: Bikes in China

    Portland's bike map guru Jeff Smith talks about what he learned across the Pacific in the land of the Flying Pigeon.

    Thursday, June 19th, 12:00 - 1:00 pm
    Portland Building
    1120 SW 5th Avenue, 2d floor, Room C
    (bring your lunch!)