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1636 NW Lovejoy Street
Portland, Oregon 97209, US (map)
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  • Wednesday
    Jun 25 2014
    Design as Experiment: Writing Awesome UX Hypotheses

    OpenSourcery

    Everyone is talking about "Lean UX" -- the last time Julie 'JB' Booth was with us, we did some really fast prototyping.  This time we are going to back up a bit and work on writing simple, clear, testable statements about our users, needs, features and usages.  

    Julie 'JB' Booth is a UX geek who is so into providing value to users that it borders on obsession.  Currently at Intel, JB is bringing user centered design into Agile product development teams.

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  • Design as Experiment: Writing Awesome UX Hypotheses

    OpenSourcery

    Everyone is talking about "Lean UX" -- the last time Julie 'JB' Booth was with us, we did some really fast prototyping. This time we are going to back up a bit and work on writing simple, clear, testable statements about our users, needs, features and usages.

    Julie 'JB' Booth is a UX geek who is so into providing value to users that it borders on obsession. Currently at Intel, JB is bringing user centered design into Agile product development teams.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Apr 9 2014
    Portland Drupal User Group

    OpenSourcery

    Drupal user?

    This month we'll be talking about D8 and the new theme system: Twig. Erik Baldwin will be giving his talk from Drupal Camp Florida. Pizza sponsored by ThinkShout.

    Come join us.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Mar 5 2014
    Web Experience Management: Why Your Website is More than a Website

    If your web site is just a web site, there's work to be done. We'll talk about the recent trends in Web Experience Management and how open source Content Management Systems like Drupal are poised to help nonprofits conquer the web by amazing their constituents.

    Stop by for discussion, networking with the nonprofit tech crowd, and refreshments! 

    Presenter

    Holly Ross, Executive Director of the Drupal Association. Holly has spent her career working with nonprofits and technology and comes to the Drupal Association after a 10-year tenure at the Nonprofit Technology Network. She is thrilled to work with a community that shares her passion for using technology to make great things happen in the world.

     

    Agenda

    Networking and refreshments 6pm-6:30pm

    Presentation 6:30pm-7:45pm

    Community announcements and networking 7:45pm-8pm

     

    Accessibility

    Mobility Access: This venue is wheelchair accessible.

    Hearing Access: We will not use a PA system at this venue. We will have ample seating directly in front of the speaker.

    Sight Access: We will use a projector at this venue. Slides will also be made available after the event.

    We want everyone to be able to participate in the PDXTech4Good community and events. Please don't hesitate to let us know what we can do to accommodate your needs.

     

    Parking & Transportation

    Wheelchair parking within two blocks and non-wheelchair parking at curb out front.

    OpenSourcery is on the NS Streetcar line.

     

    What you'll get out of PDXTech4Good events

    Nonprofit staffers will find a friendly, welcoming atmosphere for those not experienced with technology, and many chances to ask questions of tech-experienced nonprofits and experts.

    Techies will find opportunities to hear the real-world stories of nonprofit clients, and put their own expertise to social good — as well as the potential for lasting relationships (be they paid or volunteer) with leading organizations in our community.

    Activists and community organizers will see and be given the chance to present on successful uses of technology for social change. We'll explore how technology can help support activism and where activism can push it forward.

    Website
  • Sunday
    Feb 23 2014
    Secret Knowledge of Poster Design

    OpenSourcery

    Artists, Musicians, Performers, & Culture Makers YOU NEED The Secret Knowledge of Poster Design

    Learn to make eye-catching posters using your computer and free layout software (scribus).

    $25

    Sunday February 23rd 2pm – 6pm (instruction starts at 3pm, see schedule below)

    About this workshop

    Layout software is the key to making professional-looking posters and promotional graphics to promote your work (art/music/babysitting/etc). We’ll be using a great free program called Scribus to make basic layouts that look great.

    Secret Knowledge offers workshops aimed at empowering creative people. Attendees will come away with skills they can really use. Instruction will follow an inquiry-based, hands-on approach to learning. That means we’ll provide instruction on the basics of how to make posters and graphics layouts, attendees will participate in a work session designing some real posters that they expect to use (we hope) to promote something, and additional instruction will address the specific creative goals of attendees which arise during the work session. What to bring

    Bring your Linux, Windows, or Macintosh laptop computer to the class. A limited number of loaner laptops can be made available, please ask in advance of the class if you will need one.

    Instructions for installing Scribus will be provided to you ahead of the class and Secret Knowledge will host an installation party from 2pm – 3pm before the start of instruction for those who need assistance installing software.

    Schedule

    2pm – 3pm Install Party

    3pm – 4:30pm Software Instruction

    4:30pm – 6pm Poster Designing (work session & inquiry-based instruction)

    Location

    This Secret Knowledge workshop is generously hosted at OpenSourcery – technology for good.

    OpenSourcery, 1636 Northwest Lovejoy Street, Portland, OR 97209

    Instructor

    This workshop will be lead by Mr.Noah Kleiman of Secret Knowledge.

    Questions

    Contact [email protected] , or call 503-482-8255

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  • Saturday
    Feb 15 2014
    World Information Architecture Day After Party

    OpenSourcery

    World IA Day is a global event aimed at bringing together the information architecture community.  Full day events are taking place in 24 cities, 14 countries, and 6 continents--including Portland, Oregon!  Get your tickets for World IA Day PDX early... they will likely sell out!  

    After the event, join PDX-UX for an after party just a few blocks away with beer, food, games, and networking!

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  • Saturday
    Jan 25 2014
    Drupal Sprint Weekend 2014
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    OpenSourcery

    Sprint time: 10am until 6pm, both Saturday, January 25 and Sunday, January 26

    If you're like some Drupal developers or site builders, you've been telling yourself for months that you should start contributing to Drupal core. This sprint is your chance to get started with in-person training and mentoring from friendly, experienced core contributors. It's also a great way to start becoming familiar with Drupal 8.

    If you've already started to work on core, come meet other contributors, hang out in person, and work on manageable tasks in the Drupal core queue. The goal is to help you help with core.

    Website
  • Monday
    Nov 4 2013
    UX Solutions Contest Extravaganza

    OpenSourcery

    An exercise in creativity and collaboration! Make some friends, hang out, and have fun, all while learning about the UX solution crafting process. We'll be breaking up into teams and competing for 1 hour to make the most awesome, fun, random solution using the mystery set of user stories provided. Each site will need mockups, and a short explanation of how each user need is met in order to win, so everyone from the most inexperienced user experience aficionados to the most die-hard veterans of UX can participate.


    The rough schedule is:

    7:00 - 7:10 Introduction to the activity and group assignments

    7:15 - 7:45 Group work

    7:50 - 8:25 Solutions presentations

    8:25 - 8:30 Activity wrap up

    If folks want to mingle afterward, mingling to follow at the Lucky Lab NW at 1945 Northwest Quimby Street.

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  • Thursday
    Oct 17 2013
    Front End Drupal User Group

    OpenSourcery

    The Drupal Front End Meetup happens every third Thursday of the month. This group is focused on the theming and design aspects of Drupal development. Come nerd out with us over CSS, Javascript, theme functions and other interesting front-end tools.

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  • Wednesday
    Oct 9 2013
    PDX Drupal Users Group

    OpenSourcery

    Meetings take place every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6pm in the OpenSourcery offices at 1636 NW Lovejoy St. Portland, OR 97209.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Oct 2 2013
    Mobile tips and tools for civic and social good

    Learn about the ways nonprofits and civic organizations are using mobile tools to communicate with supporters, strengthen community engagement, and support activism on the go.

    We'll cover a number of different tips and tools for mobile, including examples of specific apps, using text messaging to support your cause, connecting in-person events to social media through mobile devices, and mobile uses for nonprofit websites. We'll talk about mobile tools for all kinds of nonprofits, from civic organizations to activist groups to arts programs.

    Stop by and ask questions -- or offer your own wisdom!

    PRESENTATIONS:

    In July 2012, 211info -- the nonprofit that runs Oregon and Southwest Washington's free service for connecting people to social services -- launched two-way SMS/texting to accompany their phone and web services. It was among one of the first in the nation among 2-1-1 organizations (there are 2-1-1 organizations in every U.S. state, like 9-1-1). And 211info became one of the first to use two-way texting in social services in Oregon. The early results have been fascinating. Learn how and why low-income people use texting vs. the phone or web. Understand how to staff such a service. And benefit from lessons learned during this one-year program's evolution.

    Cel.ly's mission is to support messages that build movements, inspire learning, level playing fields and promote free speech. Celly allows you to create a mobile social network that works with any mobile phone or device. Members can join instantly with one text and exchange group messages, polls, reminders, and web alerts. Celly creates networks where existing social networks dont work. At rallies, meetings, and events, Celly provides the quickest way to form a group that everyone can join. In schools, students and teachers can communicate freely with Celly while keeping phone numbers private. For organizations like city governments, businesses, and neighborhoods, each bureau, office, or block can communicate internally using private cells.

    And a third presenter to be announced.

    Stop by for discussion, networking with the nonprofit tech crowd, and refreshments!

    PRESENTERS:

    Matt Kinshella, Online Services and Communications Director at 211info

    Matt Kinshella is a member of 211info's executive team. Matt is the person who started the texting program at 211info and is in charge of launching many of 211info's new technology efforts.

    Thomas Schreiber, Software Developer at Cel.ly

    Many thanks to our venue and snacks sponsor, OpenSourcery!

    In business since 2004, OpenSourcery has developed and successfully deployed and managed hundreds of Drupal-based websites. We've had the pleasure of partnering with a breadth of organizations from The Oregon State Fair to Mercy Corps and Stanford University to Tektronix. We employ local, full-time experts, and we've made thousands of contributions to major Drupal modules and Drupal core. OpenSourcery: Technology for Good.


    Agenda

    Networking and refreshments 6pm-6:15pm

    Presentation 6:15pm-7:45pm

    Additional Q&A and networking 7:45pm-8pm

    Accessibility

    Mobility Access: This venue is wheelchair accessible.

    Hearing Access: We will not use a PA system at this venue.

    Sight Access: We will use a projector at this venue.

    We want everyone to be able to participate in the PDXTech4Good community and events. Please don't hesitate to let us know what we can do to accommodate your needs.

    Parking & Transportation

    Wheelchair parking within two blocks and non-wheelchair parking at curb out front.

    OpenSourcery is on the NS Streetcar line.

    What you'll get out of PDXTech4Good events

    Nonprofit staffers will find a friendly, welcoming atmosphere for those not experienced with technology, and many chances to ask questions of tech-experienced nonprofits and experts.

    Techies will find opportunities to hear the real-world stories of nonprofit clients, and put their own expertise to social good — as well as the potential for lasting relationships (be they paid or volunteer) with leading organizations in our community.

    Activists and community organizers will see and be given the chance to present on successful uses of technology for social change. We'll explore how technology can help support activism and where activism can push it forward.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Sep 11 2013
    PDX Drupal Users Group

    OpenSourcery

    With all the recent lightning and thunderstorms, it made me realize that we haven't had a lightning talk DUG in a while. So, this month Jesse will be kicking off the DUG with a short demo of the Custom Formatters module. Following that, we'll open things up to anyone who wants to give a 5 minute (or less) presentation.

    Post a comment below if you'd like to give a lightning talk or if you'd like to present at a future DUG.

    Pizza is being sponsored by the wonderful team at ServerLogic. They also host the Way Out West DUG and the DrupalCon Portland site was one of their recent notable projects. OpenSourcery will also have the kegerator flowing along with a selection of non-alcoholic beverages.

    As with last month, we'll start off with about 30 minutes of food and socializing before diving into presentations. Following the DUG and announcements we'll head over to the Lucky Lab on Quimby for more food, drink and socializing.

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  • Wednesday
    Sep 4 2013
    Social Media Surgery

    PDXTech4Good will be one of many groups across the NetSquared global network holding a social media-themed event during Social Media September. Our event will feature a crowdsourcing change format. Heres how it works: Two or three local nonprofits (or, patients) will share how they’re using online marketing and social media/networking to achieve their goals and objectives. Then the surgeons (that’s you!) participate in a facilitated discussion about how each organization might use the social web to even greater effect.

    Want to be a patient and receive social media surgery? Fill out this application. We'll get back to you shortly.

    Whether you’re a social media expert or an interested citizen, your perspectives and opinions are welcome and valuable. So, come and join the crowd with your questions, insights and reactions, and help these local organizations more effectively use social tools to achieve their important objectives. This is a great learning and sharing opportunity--not only for the presenting organizations, but for all participants!

    Stop by for discussion, networking with the nonprofit tech crowd, and refreshments!

    Presenters

    YOU!

    Agenda

    Networking and refreshments 6pm-6:15pm

    Presentation 6:15pm-7:45pm

    Additional Q&A and networking 7:45pm-8pm

    Accessibility

    Mobility Access: Details to come soon.

    Hearing Access: Details to come soon.

    Sight Access: Details to come soon.

    We want everyone to be able to participate in the PDXTech4Good community and events. Please don't hesitate to let us know what we can do to accommodate your needs.

    Parking

    Details to come soon.

    What you'll get out of PDXTech4Good events

    • Nonprofit staffers will find a friendly, welcoming atmosphere for those not experienced with technology, and many chances to ask questions of tech-experienced nonprofits and experts.
    • Techies will find opportunities to hear the real-world stories of nonprofit clients, and put their own expertise to social good — as well as the potential for lasting relationships (be they paid or volunteer) with leading organizations in our community.
    • Activists and community organizers will see and be given the chance to present on successful uses of technology for social change. We'll explore how technology can help support activism and where activism can push it forward.
    Website
  • Thursday
    Aug 29 2013
    [POSTPONED] SOSSA: Sustainable Open Source Software Alliance meetup

    OpenSourcery

    [Our apologies, due to a scheduling mixup we have to postpone this event]

    Please join us at the next Sustainable Open Source Software Alliance meetup!

    What: SOSSA meetup

    Where: OpenSourcery, 1636 NW Lovejoy Street, Portland Oregon 97209

    When: [POSTPONED]

    A news article discussing the group's formation: http://www.sustainablebusinessoregon.com/articles/2013/08/open-sorcerers-look-to-form.html?page=all

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  • Wednesday
    Aug 14 2013
    Drupal Users Group

    OpenSourcery

    Meetings take place every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6pm in the OpenSourcery offices.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jul 10 2013
    Drupal Users Group

    OpenSourcery

    This crazy Portland heatwave must be getting to me, because we're totally mixing things up for the July Drupal user group!

    1. We've got free pizza thanks to the fine folks at Lullabot & Drupalize.me and free beer & drinks thanks to OpenSourcery. So we'll start off the meetup with 30 minutes of socializing and eating (and even some pinballing!). If you or your company would like to sponsor pizza for future DUGs, drop a comment below.

    2. No presenters at this months meetup. We'll be breaking up into teams and competing for 1 hour to make the most awesome, fun, random Drupal site using the mystery set of modules provided. Each site will need building, coding and theming of all levels in order to win, so everyone from the n00best-of-sitebuilders to the most experienced Drupal core contributor can help their team.

    3. I know that fame and karma are pretty big motivators in the Drupal community, but in case those aren't enough, we'll also have prizes for the winners. The OReilly people have donated a 3 day pass to OSCon that we'll be giving away along with some other goodies.

    So remember to bring a laptop and come hungry... for pizza and to win!

    We'll still be heading to the Lucky Lab NW on Quimby & 19th after the meetup for continued socializing and revelry.

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  • Wednesday
    Jun 12 2013
    Portland Drupal Users Group

    OpenSourcery

    Topics include MERCI and CTools style plugins

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  • Sunday
    May 19 2013
    Hackathon for Social Good, 1636 NW Lovejoy St. Portland, OR 97209

    OpenSourcery

    Join web and mobile experts on Sun., May 19th at the Portland Hackathon for Social Good. Hackathons are events when programmers and designers meet to work collaboratively to build programs and applications.

    The day will begin with short presentations by educators and non-profit organizations, followed by informational sessions on building sites and web applications to help benefit non-profit organizations: The Dalai Lama Center, Dress for Success, Habitat for Humanity (Re)Store and Compassion & Choices.

    Register online at http://wvpdx13-hackathon.eventbrite.com

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Dec 12 2012
    Drupal Users Group Meeting

    OpenSourcery

    Come and hang out with us as we enjoy presentations and discussions about Drupal, from novice to expert level. The 60-90 minute Drupal session is followed up with a visit to The Lucky Lab, right down the road.

    Meetings happen every second Wednesday of the month at 6pm.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Nov 14 2012
    Drupal Users Group Meeting

    OpenSourcery

    Come and hang out with us as we enjoy presentations and discussions about Drupal, from novice to expert level. The 60-90 minute Drupal session is followed up with a visit to The Lucky Lab, right down the road.

    Meetings happen every second Wednesday of the month at 6pm.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Oct 10 2012
    Drupal Users Group Meeting

    OpenSourcery

    Come and hang out with us as we enjoy presentations and discussions about Drupal, from novice to expert level. The 60-90 minute Drupal session is followed up with a visit to The Lucky Lab, right down the road.

    Meetings happen every second Wednesday of the month at 6pm.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Sep 12 2012
    Drupal Users Group Meeting

    OpenSourcery

    Come and hang out with us as we enjoy presentations and discussions about Drupal, from novice to expert level. The 60-90 minute Drupal session is followed up with a visit to The Lucky Lab, right down the road.

    Meetings happen every second Wednesday of the month at 6pm.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Aug 8 2012
    Drupal Users Group Meeting

    OpenSourcery

    Come and hang out with us as we enjoy presentations and discussions about Drupal, from novice to expert level. The 60-90 minute Drupal session is followed up with a visit to The Lucky Lab, right down the road.

    Meetings happen every second Wednesday of the month at 6pm.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jul 25 2012
    Portland Games for Change: Visioning & Agenda Setting

    OpenSourcery

    Meet fellow members and help develop our agenda for events, initiatives and programs.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jul 11 2012
    Drupal Users Group Meeting

    OpenSourcery

    Come and hang out with us as we enjoy presentations and discussions about Drupal, from novice to expert level. The 60-90 minute Drupal session is followed up with a visit to The Lucky Lab, right down the road.

    Meetings happen every second Wednesday of the month at 6pm.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jun 13 2012
    Drupal Users Group Meeting

    OpenSourcery

    Come and hang out with us as we enjoy presentations and discussions about Drupal, from novice to expert level. The 60-90 minute Drupal session is followed up with a visit to The Lucky Lab, right down the road.

    Meetings happen every second Wednesday of the month at 6pm.

    We have two presentations scheduled for June:

    • Sean from ThinkShout is going to talk about RedHen, the customer relationship management tool built on Drupal 7.
    • Philippe Blanc from VisualFox will talk about BIG, the application deployment framework.

    The meeting should last about 1 hour, after which we'll head over to the Lucky Lab to socialize.

    event post on groups.drupal.org

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  • Wednesday
    May 9 2012
    Drupal Users Group Meeting

    OpenSourcery

    Come and hang out with us as we enjoy presentations and discussions about Drupal, from novice to expert level. The 60-90 minute Drupal session is followed up with a visit to The Lucky Lab, right down the road.

    Meetings happen every second Wednesday of the month at 6pm.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Apr 11 2012
    Drupal Users Group Meeting

    OpenSourcery

    Come and hang out with us as we enjoy presentations and discussions about Drupal, from novice to expert level. The 60-90 minute Drupal session is followed up with a visit to The Lucky Lab, right down the road.

    Meetings happen every second Wednesday of the month at 6pm.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Mar 14 2012
    Drupal Users Group: March 2012

    OpenSourcery

    Ryan Alsett is presenting at this month's user group meeting, and it looks awesome!

    Ryan has built a system that allows attendees to launch a remote desktop session complete with all tools needed to debug a native Drupal instance. In other words, bring your laptops: we're going to debug drupal at the touch of a button, no ugly configuration or installation involved. We're going to walk through the Drupal 7 bootstrap and watch as each part falls into place. Ryan is also going to show us some simple approaches to debugging our own projects.

    So, to recap: Wednesday, 6pm, OpenSourcery. Bring your laptops and enough battery for about 1.5 hours. This session is going to go about 30-45 minutes longer than normal due to all the awesome we're trying to cram in. See you there!

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  • Wednesday
    Dec 14 2011
    Drupal Users Group Meeting

    OpenSourcery

    The last meet up of 2011. Drupal 7 started off the year and 11 months later we're wrapping up with 5-minute lightning talks featuring your favorite D7 modules.

    If you've never presented at user group, this is a great chance! Choose something you've enjoyed using. Nothing is too obvious. With over 2,922 Drupal 7 modules, sharing your personal experience is useful to the group! A laptop (with a mouse :) and projector will be set up for you to use if your talk is Internet-accessible or you can set up your own.

    Sign up in the comments or just come prepared!

    Meeting Details: Date: Wednesday, December 14 Time: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. (after the meeting, we head to Lucky Lab, 19th and Quimby, for drinks and conversation!) Location: OpenSourcery offices (1636 NW Lovejoy St. Portland, OR 97209)

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  • Wednesday
    Nov 9 2011
    Portland Drupal User Group

    OpenSourcery

    Monthly Drupal User Group - free & open to the public.

    (6:00 - 6:15) Drupal 8 initiatives update
    Find out what's happening with Drupal 8. I'll give a brief update on Drupal 8 core initiatives and highlight opportunities to get involved.

    (6:15 - 6:45) A new kind of slideshow
    Adam DiCarlo from OpenSourcery presents:

    (6:45 - 7:00) Announcements

    After the meeting, we head to Lucky Lab, 19th and Quimby, for drinks and conversation!

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  • Wednesday
    Oct 26 2011
    PDX Open Source GIS Meeting

    OpenSourcery

    We meet the 4th Wednesday of every month from at OpenSourcery in NW Portland. No need to RSVP, all are welcome- our group ranges from the geo-curious to the überhackers. [Please arrive no more than 10 minutes early, as the developers at OpenSourcery are working up until the meeting time.] If our meetings are canceled or changed we will post this in Discussions, so please check there for the most recent information and activity.

    Beer at nearby pub to follow.

    This week: Lev Tyspin from ThinkShout (http://thinkshout.com/) is coming to talk about some Drupal mapping work they've done.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Sep 28 2011
    PDX Open Source GIS Meeting

    OpenSourcery

    We meet the 4th Wednesday of every month from 6:00-7:30 PM at OpenSourcery in NW Portland. No need to RSVP, all are welcome- our group ranges from the geo-curious to the überhackers. [Please arrive no more than 10 minutes early, as the developers at OpenSourcery are working up until the meeting time.] If our meetings are canceled or changed we will post this in Discussions, so please check there for the most recent information and activity.

    Beer at nearby pub to follow.

    This week: Jonathan Karon (fightingmonk) is coming to present his OSBridge 2011 session "How Python Saved 263 Lives, and Our Sanity" – http://opensourcebridge.org/sessions/683

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  • Wednesday
    Jul 13 2011
    PDX Drupal Users Group

    OpenSourcery

    We meet, work on our projects, and ask questions of our neighbors with no formal agenda.

    No need to RSVP, the meetings are open to all.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jun 8 2011
    PDX Drupal Users Group

    OpenSourcery

    Here's what we've got on the agenda:

    1. "A Million Pageviews an Hour: Extreme Drupal Performance" presented by Aaron Longwell

    The Kentucky Derby is the most watched horse racing event in the world. It's frequently called "the most exciting two minutes in sports," and is nationally televised on 3 different networks and simulcast worldwide. All that excitement results in www.kentuckyderby.com, the race's official Drupal-powered web site receiving more than 1 million page views in less than an hour.

    Presented by Aaron Longwell, Chief Technologist at Culture Foundry, this presentation will cover the hardware, software, Drupal modifications and extensions that enabled the site to serve every one of those pages with sub-200ms response times. In particular, Aaron's talk will discuss helpful Drupal modules, Varnish, HTTP in-browser caching, load balancing, redundancy, load testing, Pressflow, Amazon Web Services, and Capistrano--and how each played a part in the Kentucky Derby site.

    Even small sites with little traffic can benefit from many of the techniques and technologies Aaron will be discussing. The talk will be relatively technical in nature (there will even be a bit of code) but even non-developers should learn something about the principles behind super high performance web sites.

    2. "Location + Maps: Making it Actually Work" presented by Katrin Silvius

    In her recent work, Katrin Silvius, senior web developer at One Economy, has discovered all sorts of bugs and workarounds necessary to make location and maps work well together in Drupal. Katrin will discuss some of the things she's learned from her work and we'll open up the discussion to other developers about best practices and nagging problems with implementing location and maps in Drupal.

    Finally, here are the meeting details:

    Date: Wednesday, June 8 Time: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. (after the meeting, we head to Lucky Lab NW at 1945 NW Quimby, for drinks and conversation!)

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  • Wednesday
    Apr 13 2011
    Drupal User Group monthly meet-up

    OpenSourcery

    Here's what we've got on the agenda:

    1. "A Case Study in Drupal 7: Care Network by Elite Care" presented by Manuel Mejia

    Want to leverage the power of Drupal to address your own specific niche industry or market? Learn how this can be accomplished by examining a real-world case study of the "Care Network"—a Drupal distribution that assists staff and family members in creating "Communities of Care" for elderly and disabled people. Built on Drupal 7, the Care Network helps provision services, monitor community residents, and facilitate social interaction.

    In particular, Manuel will discuss unique features of the project including real-time location tracking of all individuals on campus, programable alerts using a wide array of sensors, web enabled recording of daily notes and services, and touch screen monitors used to input and display this information. He'll also touch upon the strengths of Drupal as an application platform and how anyone can extend Drupal 7 core and contributed modules to fit their unique project requirements and needs.

    1. "Building a Social Network in Drupal" presented by Ben Kaplan

    Have you ever wanted to build your own social network? Or maybe add some cool social networking features to your existing website? In this presentation, Ben will demo some of the latest features of the User Relationships (http://drupal.org/project/user_relationships) and Private Message (http://drupal.org/project/privatemsg) modules—two modules he's worked on that allow you to replicate many features of popular social networks.

    And what if you also want to leverage the power of other third-party social networks like Facebook, Twitter, or MySpace? Ben will demo the newest features of the Janrain Engage (http://drupal.org/project/rpx) module, including the ability to authenticate with other social networks, map user data from these networks, share content simultaneously across networks, and integrate with popular Drupal modules like Rules and Views.

    Finally, here are the meeting details:

    Date: Wednesday, April 13

    Time: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. (after the meeting, we head to Lucky Lab for drinks and conversation!)

    Location: OpenSourcery offices (1636 NW Lovejoy St. Portland, OR 97209)

    It promises to be really interesting and useful meeting... you don't want to miss it!

    See you there,

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  • Wednesday
    Mar 23 2011
    PDX Open Source GIS Meeting

    OpenSourcery

    We meet the 4th Wednesday of every month from 6:30-8:00 PM at OpenSourcery in NW Portland. No need to RSVP, all are welcome- our group ranges from the geo-curious to the überhackers. [Please arrive no more than 10 minutes early, as the developers at OpenSourcery are working up until the meeting time.] If our meetings are canceled or changed we will post this in Discussions, so please check there for the most recent information and activity.

    This week: covering number of topics related to the PDX OSGEO Unconference next week.

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  • Wednesday
    Feb 9 2011
  • Wednesday
    Jan 26 2011
    PDX Open Source Geospatial User Group

    OpenSourcery

    Meeting agenda: - TBD

    Hey everyone, The January gathering of the open source GIS group is on for 6:30-8pm at Open Sourcery on Jan. 26. Hope you all had a great holiday. The meeting is byob but we usually wander to a nearby watering hole afterwards.

    • MapBox - creating custom maps in the cloud. Sara is bringing someone involved with its development to show some things off. I've been interested in their mb-tiles standard and tools for supporting offline maps for a while.

    • GeoNode - version 1.0 of this platform is out from the OpenGeo folks and it's starting to pick up steam. An intriguing blend of Geoserver, GeoNetwork, GeoExt and OpenLayers with a thick layer of Django to hold it all together. A legitimate open-source SDI solution is evolving...

    • Becoming an official OSGEO chapter, the quest continues

    • FOSS4G 2011 in Denver. Sep 12-16. You're going right? Call for presentations opens in Feb!

    OpenSourcery 1636 NW Lovejoy St. Portland, OR 97209 [Or, if you prefer: 45.529986, -122.688206]

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  • Wednesday
    Dec 8 2010
    Drupal Users Group Meeting

    OpenSourcery

    Welcome to the Portland, Oregon Drupal Users Group.

    Meetings take place every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6pm in the OpenSourcery offices at 1636 NW Lovejoy St. Portland, OR 97209.

    Please come no earlier than 5:50, as people are still working.

    We've begun a second meetup on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 5pm at the Lucky Lab on 1945 NW Quimby. We meet, work on our projects, and ask questions of our neighbors with no formal agenda.

    No need to RSVP, the meetings are open to all.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Nov 10 2010
    Drupal Users Group Meeting

    OpenSourcery

    Welcome to the Portland, Oregon Drupal Users Group.

    Meetings take place every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6pm in the OpenSourcery offices at 1636 NW Lovejoy St. Portland, OR 97209.

    Please come no earlier than 5:50, as people are still working.

    We've begun a second meetup on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 5pm at the Lucky Lab on 1945 NW Quimby. We meet, work on our projects, and ask questions of our neighbors with no formal agenda.

    No need to RSVP, the meetings are open to all.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Oct 13 2010
    Drupal Users Group Meeting

    OpenSourcery

    Welcome to the Portland, Oregon Drupal Users Group.

    Meetings take place every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6pm in the OpenSourcery offices at 1636 NW Lovejoy St. Portland, OR 97209.

    Please come no earlier than 5:50, as people are still working.

    We've begun a second meetup on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 5pm at the Lucky Lab on 1945 NW Quimby. We meet, work on our projects, and ask questions of our neighbors with no formal agenda.

    No need to RSVP, the meetings are open to all.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Oct 7 2010
    OpenGovWest - PDX

    OpenSourcery

    A gathering of people in the Portland area interested in Open Government, Gov 2.0, and ways that technology may expand and improve civic engagement. All are welcome!

    Meet and compare notes with others interested in open government. Sarah Schacht, Director of Knowledge as Power, will speak on international standards for sharing government documents in a computer-readable format and the movement to get government documents speaking in the same tagged language.

    This is a 21+ event, with free wine, beer, and appetizers for attendees.

    Website
  • Friday
    Sep 24 2010
    WhereCampPDX Kickoff Party

    OpenSourcery

    Come meet your fellow WhereCampPDX participants the night before our unconference kickoff. Get session ideas and see what other people are working on. Don't forget to register at http://wherecamppdx10.eventbrite.com/

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Aug 11 2010
    Drupal User Group Meeting (Social Web Integration + Janrain Engage + Advanced Git Training)

    OpenSourcery

    Just a friendly reminder that this WEDNESDAY (August 11) is the date of our monthly Portland Drupal User Group Meeting. What's Drupal, you ask? It's a PHP-based content management system that helps you build the best websites in the world!

    We're super excited for this meeting.... We've got two awesome presentations on the agenda:

    1. "Janrain Engage: Connecting Drupal with the Social Web" presented by Brian McGinnis, Forest Basford & Larry Drebes (Janrain team members)

    Need to quickly connect your Drupal website to the social web? Janrain Engage (formerly RPX) may be just what the doctor (or developer!) ordered. Key team members from Portland-based Janrain will be here to discuss their Janrain Engage service and how it empowers your site visitors to sign-in with their existing accounts on Facebook, Google, Twitter, Yahoo!, MySpace, AOL, or other networks, and then simultaneously publish user comments, reviews or other activities from your site to multiple networks. In particular, the Janrain team will address the current state of the Janrain Engage Drupal module (http://drupal.org/project/rpx ), ongoing efforts to port the module to Drupal 7, and the latest roadmap for future module enhancements--plus important insights into how you can best leverage the power of third-party social networks. It's also a great opportunity to learn how local Drupal developers can get involved.

    2. "Git for Drupal (Part II, Advanced Git)" presented by Michael Schwern

    At last month's meeting, local git expert Michael Schwern did a great job introducing us to git--even demonstrating for us (with tinker toys!) git's underlying simplicity and elegance of implementation. Now it's time to kick things up a notch by going beyond the theoretical to the practical: In this more advanced presentation, Michael will delve deeper into essential git commands--including how to best create repositories, add files, clone, commit, fork, branch, stash, and merge. Because a Drupal project has some special considerations that other projects don’t, he'll cover some important key action steps (such as using remote vendor branches to track Drupal core and modules, leveraging the benefits of github.com, and merging in your local patches). We'll also open up the discussion to experienced git users in the audience who will offer their insights into best practices for using git with Drupal. With Drupal.org switching from CVS to git, now is the time to embrace version control in your projects and become a power git user!

    Finally, here are the meeting details:

    Date: Wednesday, August 11 Time: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. (after the meeting, we head to Lucky Lab for drinks) Location: OpenSourcery offices (1636 NW Lovejoy St. Portland, OR 97209)

    It promises to be an awesome meeting... you absolutely don't want to miss it!

    For more details on this meeting and to stay current on the latest Portland Drupal User Group news, please visit this web page:

    http://groups.drupal.org/portland

    See you there, Ben Kaplan

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  • Wednesday
    Jul 28 2010
  • Wednesday
    Jun 23 2010
    PDX Open Source Geospatial User Group

    OpenSourcery

    Meeting agenda: - TBD

    We meet the 4th Wednesday of every month from 6:30-8:00 PM at OpenSourcery in NW Portland. No need to RSVP, all are welcome- our group ranges from the geo-curious to the überhackers. [Please arrive no more than 10 minutes early, as the developers at OpenSourcery are working up until the meeting time.]

    OpenSourcery 1636 NW Lovejoy St. Portland, OR 97209 [Or, if you prefer: 45.529986, -122.688206]

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jun 16 2010
    Open Government Meetup

    OpenSourcery

    A gathering of people interested in Open Government, Gov 2.0, and ways that technology may expand and improve civic engagement. All are welcome!

    Examples of such initiatives include Portland's CivicApps. http://www.civicapps.org/

    We're continuing the conversations from the Open Gov West conference held in Seattle in March (http://opengovwest.org/) by taking them on the road to meetups across the West Coast. Open Gov West brought together a diverse range of government folks, electeds, nonprofits, citizens, and technologists to discuss open government ideas and strategies.

    Please register: http://ogwpdx061610.eventbrite.com/

    Website
  • Wednesday
    May 26 2010
    (Canceled) PDX Open Source Geospatial User Group

    OpenSourcery

    Meeting agenda: - Meeting is canceled due to following so closely on the heels of our GIS unconference at Portland State Uni.

    We meet the 4th Wednesday of every month from 6:30-8:00 PM at OpenSourcery in NW Portland. No need to RSVP, all are welcome- our group ranges from the geo-curious to the überhackers. [Please arrive no more than 10 minutes early, as the developers at OpenSourcery are working up until the meeting time.]

    OpenSourcery 1636 NW Lovejoy St. Portland, OR 97209 [Or, if you prefer: 45.529986, -122.688206]

    Website
  • Wednesday
    May 12 2010
    Drupal Users Meetup

    OpenSourcery
    • Introductions (10 minutes) Be sure to sign up for the Open Source Bridge conference pass raffle on your way in!
    • DrupalPDX Demo eliza411 (15 minutes)
    • We'll take a look at how to request presentation topics for future meetings and how to volunteer to present.

    • DrupalCon / Drupal 7 Lightening Rounds (5 min. each / 45 minutes) For those who couldn't make it, or those who missed your favorite session, give a brief presentation on one or two highlights from the conference. Since much of the conference focused on Drupal 7, feel free to highlight a Drupal 7 feature that you're excited about, whether or not it corresponds to a specific session.
    • OSCon Booth sarah_p (10 minutes)
    • Get the details on the DrupalPDX presence at OSCon.

    • Announcements and Open Source Bridge Raffle (10 minutes) Open Source Bridge is June 1–4, 2010 at the Portland Art Museum. They have donated a conference pass to be raffled at this month's user group meeting, in addition to offering user group members a discounted registration rate of $200.

    Logistics

    We meet at the OpenSourcery offices at 1636 NW Lovejoy St. Portland, OR 97209. NOTE: Please be aware that the developers at OpenSourcery will be working right up to event time. We ask that you arrive no earlier than 5:50pm. Thank you!

    After the presentation finishes we'll walk over to the Lucky Lab NW for food and drink.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Apr 21 2010
    PDX Open Source Geospatial User Group

    OpenSourcery

    Meeting agenda: - TBD

    We meet the 4th Wednesday of every month from 6:30-8:00 PM at OpenSourcery in NW Portland. No need to RSVP, all are welcome- our group ranges from the geo-curious to the überhackers. [Please arrive no more than 10 minutes early, as the developers at OpenSourcery are working up until the meeting time.]

    OpenSourcery 1636 NW Lovejoy St. Portland, OR 97209 [Or, if you prefer: 45.529986, -122.688206]

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Mar 24 2010
    PDX Open Source Geospatial User Group

    OpenSourcery

    Meeting agenda: - upcoming GIS In Action conference. map smackdown volunteers needed. (20 mins) - upcoming OS Bridge conference, free pass, talk submissions (15 mins) - Tim can demo the new MarineMap tool (Google Earth based web application). (20 mins) - short 5 minute demos of something you've been working on or learned about. Could be like a forum if you're seeking information.

    We meet the 4th Wednesday of every month from 6:30-8:00 PM at OpenSourcery in NW Portland. No need to RSVP, all are welcome- our group ranges from the geo-curious to the überhackers. [Please arrive no more than 10 minutes early, as the developers at OpenSourcery are working up until the meeting time.]

    OpenSourcery 1636 NW Lovejoy St. Portland, OR 97209 [Or, if you prefer: 45.529986, -122.688206]

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Feb 24 2010
    PDX Open Source Geospatial User Group

    OpenSourcery

    We meet the 4th Wednesday of every month from 6:30-8:00 PM at OpenSourcery in NW Portland. No need to RSVP, all are welcome- our group ranges from the geo-curious to the überhackers. [Please arrive no more than 10 minutes early, as the developers at OpenSourcery are working up until the meeting time.]

    OpenSourcery 1636 NW Lovejoy St. Portland, OR 97209 [Or, if you prefer: 45.529986, -122.688206]

    Meeting agenda: - upcoming GIS conference planning update - finally ESRI geodatabase support with OGR, if you have an ESRI license :( - CitizenReports, who's the new kid on the block. someone demo this open source or not! - What's the word on the street folks, let's hear some geo gossip from around town. - Tim can pull out an app to do some show and tell with.

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  • Wednesday
    Jan 27 2010
    PDX Open Source Geospatial User Group

    OpenSourcery

    Monthly gathering of the Portland Open Source GIS user group. All are welcome to learn and share.

    Parking is limited, but mass-transit is ample.

    This month we're discussing the upcoming GIS in Action conference that has moved to a new venue at Portland State University. There are opportunities to present there.

    Tentatively, there will be an introduction to GeoDjango along with some application demos. We'll then adjourn to a local boozery around 8 for more co-conspiring.

    You can find out more and sign up for announcements by joining the google group pdx-osgis.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Dec 9 2009
    Drupal Users Meetup

    OpenSourcery

    A theme has emerged from recent offers to present, namely, ways to avoid the use of panels. To round it out, I'm hoping one or two of the folks who use Panels will volunteer to do the Modules 101 introduction (what kind of problems does Panels solve and what are the gotchas associated for complete beginners) as well as a more hands-on example of how to use Panels.

    Tentative Agenda

    • Introductions and Call for Notetaker
    • Modules 101: A 5-10 minute overview of a Drupal module for beginners. This month: Panels. (beginner introduction)
    • Panels: A more advanced look at how to use panels. (beginner hands-on)
    • Content Template: (jnicola) Using node-content_type.tpl.php instead of Panels. (beginner / intermediate)
    • Node Reference & Co.: (emptyvoid) Node reference / node relationships / modal dialog API / alternative to panels (advanced)
    • Announcements: Items of Interest from User Group members

    Logistics

    We meet at the OpenSourcery offices at 1636 NW Lovejoy St. Portland, OR 97209. NOTE: Please be aware that the developers at OpenSourcery will be working right up to event time. We ask that you arrive no earlier than 5:50pm. Thank you!

    After the presentation finishes we'll walk over to the Lucky Lab NW for food and drink.

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  • Wednesday
    Nov 11 2009
    Drupal Users Meetup

    OpenSourcery

    • Modules 101: A 5-10 minute overview of a Drupal module. The module is TBD. If you'd like to choose and present let us know in the comments.
    • Node Reference and Node Referrer: Two great modules that go great together. Greg Perry from Dorey Design Group will present an overview of using Node Reference and Node Referrer to create relationships between content.
    • Announcements: Items of Interest from User Group members
    • Logistics

      We meet at the OpenSourcery offices at 1636 NW Lovejoy St. Portland, OR 97209. NOTE: Please be aware that the developers at OpenSourcery will be working right up to event time. We ask that you arrive no earlier than 5:50pm. Thank you!

      After the presentation finishes we'll walk over to the Lucky Lab NW for food and drink.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Oct 28 2009
    Portland Open Source Geospatial User Group

    OpenSourcery

    We meet the 4th Wednesday of every month from 6:30-8:00 PM at OpenSourcery in NW Portland. No need to RSVP, all are welcome- our group ranges from the geo-curious to the überhackers. [Please arrive no more than 10 minutes early, as the developers at OpenSourcery are working up until the meeting time.]

    OpenSourcery 1636 NW Lovejoy St. Portland, OR 97209 [Or, if you prefer: 45.529986, -122.688206]

    October meeting agenda: GIS in Action 2010 coordination and more TBA

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  • Wednesday
    Sep 23 2009
    Portland Open Source Geospatial User Group

    OpenSourcery

    Monthly meeting of the Portland area open source geospatial user group.

    We meet the 4th Wednesday of every month from 6:30-8:00 PM at OpenSourcery in NW Portland. No need to RSVP, all are welcome- our group ranges from the geo-curious to the überhackers. [Please arrive no more than 10 minutes early, as the developers at OpenSourcery are working up until the meeting time.]

    OpenSourcery 1636 NW Lovejoy St. Portland, OR 97209 [Or, if you prefer: 45.529986, -122.688206]

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Sep 16 2009
    POSSE: The Business of Open Source Software

    OpenSourcery

    Please RSVP here on Upcoming if you plan to attend. We'll be using the number of people to plan snacks, space, etc.

      Brian Jamison and other members of POSSE will be leading a discussion about how to run an open source business. We'll also have plenty of time for you to hang out and talk to each other on this topic or anything else.
    
      This is a monthly meeting of POSSE (Portland Open Source Software Entrepreneurs) that is open for anyone to attend. POSSE is dedicated to helping businesses in the Portland area and beyond reduce costs, mitigate risk, and make software choice easy by utilizing open source software. POSSE members meet once a month to network with other open source software entrepreneurs, engineers and enthusiasts.
    
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  • Wednesday
    Sep 9 2009
    Portland Drupal User Group

    OpenSourcery

    September meeting: * Paris Reports: We'll hear from the folks who attended the Paris DrupalCon about Paris sessions.

    * Modules 101: A 5-10 minute overview of a Drupal module. The module is TBD. If you'd like to choose and present let us know in the comments.
    * DrupalCamp PDX Roundup: An update on the schedule of events October 9 - 11, as well as an opportunity to pitch in and help with the remaining details.
    

    Logistics

    We meet at the OpenSourcery offices at 1636 NW Lovejoy St. Portland, OR 97209. NOTE: Please be aware that the developers at OpenSourcery will be working right up to event time. We ask that you arrive no earlier than 5:50pm. Thank you!

    After the presentation finishes we'll walk over to the Lucky Lab NW for food and drink.

    No need to RSVP, the meetings are open to all.

    We're also on IRC in #drupal-pdx on freenode.net

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Aug 26 2009
    Portland Open Source Geospatial User Group

    OpenSourcery

    We meet the 4th Wednesday of every month from 6:30-8:00 PM at OpenSourcery in NW Portland. No need to RSVP, all are welcome- our group ranges from the geo-curious to the überhackers. [Please arrive no more than 10 minutes early, as the developers at OpenSourcery are working up until the meeting time.]

      This month's meeting: 
      - Jacob Colie from MercyCorps will present a case study (held over from July's meeting) and solicit ideas about how to plan for the gathering of geolocative data for their organization.
    
      - Maybe an awesome demo.
    
       -Good community!
    
      Join us, won't you?
    
      Homepage and forums: http://groups.google.com/group/pdx-osgis
    
    Website
  • Wednesday
    Aug 12 2009
    Drupal Users Meetup

    OpenSourcery

    This month's topic is going to be a module showcase, or module hidden gems. It will be similar to previous Module 101 presentations, but broader in scope, where presenters will focus on a singlel module that they either a) can't live without or b) have just discovered and want to highlight.

    If you would like to present a module, please leave a comment below. Depending on the number of people who sign-up, timeslots should be around 15-20 minutes (maximum, no need to feel pressured to present for that long if you can show off a module in 5 or 10 minutes).

    Logistics

    We meet at the OpenSourcery offices at 1636 NW Lovejoy St. Portland, OR 97209. NOTE: Please be aware that the developers at OpenSourcery will be working right up to event time. We ask that you arrive no earlier than 5:50pm. Thank you!

    After the presentation finishes we'll walk over to the Lucky Lab NW for food and drink.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Aug 11 2009
    PDXPHP: Drizzle, Gearman and their PHP API's

    OpenSourcery

    OpenSourcery has graciously provided the space for this meeting but is still a functioning business so we ask that you show up no earlier than 6:20pm

       Drizzle and Gearman are open source projects aimed towards helping build scalable web applications. This talk will take a closer look at the ideas behind both and at the PHP interfaces available. Simple source code examples for each will be provided to help developers get started quickly. 
      Drizzle
      - Vision, community, and roadmap
      - Micro-kernel architecture
      - Modules and interfaces
      - New PHP extension for both Drizzle and MySQL
    
      Gearman
      - History and basics
      - Distributed processing and Map/Reduce
      - Asynchronous queues
      - New PHP extension
    
      Presenter is Eric Day
      @edaypdx
      http://www.oddments.org/
    
    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jul 22 2009
    PDX Open Source Geospatial Users Group

    OpenSourcery

    Monthly meeting of the PDX Open Source Geospatial User Group.

      We meet at OpenSourcery (On NW Lovejoy, between 16th and 17th) on the 4th Wednesday of every month from 6:30-8 PM and then head to a nearby spot for drinks and more geeking out.
    
      On the agenda for this month: 
       -  MercyCorps case study and brainstorming session
       -  More cool open source geo discussions and grokking.
    
      Please join us!  Our Google Group is also open to all.
    
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  • Wednesday
    Jul 8 2009
    Drupal Users Meetup

    OpenSourcery

    July Challenge: Q & A Solutions Using Drupal

    We're going forward with a July challenge meeting, and either Jonathan or I will post the final challenge on Monday. A lot of incredibly fun solutions have been proposed to Michelle's suggestion, and unless something more compelling comes along:

    "I like the idea of a challenge! If I can suggest one that might be fun, and that probably has many ways to accomplish it: how about a Question and Answer section? Something where a user can post a question, and either a moderator or a user can post answers - but possibly the moderator answer always shows above other user answers or is somehow distinguished."

    A couple of requirements:

    • Presentations must be Internet-accessible so we can use just one laptop to keep things quick.
    • To be guaranteed a time to present, make your commitment on the meeting reminder by July 6th.
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  • Wednesday
    Jun 24 2009
    OpenSpatialPDX (user group)

    OpenSourcery

    The next meeting of the OpenSpatialPDX will be happening June 24 at OpenSourcery!

    The agenda:

    • Desktop GIS Smackdown (uDig versus Quantum versus GRASS etc)

    • Open Source Bridge report

    • Update on state initiative put forward by Dean Anderson from Polk County to replace various desktop and web-based tools with OS solution.

    Hope to see you all there.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jun 10 2009
    Drupal Users Meetup

    OpenSourcery

    reposted from: http://groups.drupal.org/node/22868

    Lightning Rounds

    It's been a while since we've done lightning rounds, which are generally quick, informative, and fun. Here's what we've got so far:

    Lightning rounds are generally limited to 5-7 minutes, but this will vary depending on how many we have.

    July Drupal Challenge

    We'll be voting on a task or challenge that can be solved by Drupal in any number of ways. The July meeting will then focus on solutions people come up with. More information here.

    Modules 101

    This may be overkill for a lightning session meeting, but if there's time left, and anybody wants to talk for a few minutes about a module no Drupal user should be without, we'll do this too.

    Logistics

    We meet at the OpenSourcery offices at 1636 NW Lovejoy St. Portland, OR 97209. NOTE: Please be aware that the developers at OpenSourcery will be working right up to event time. We ask that you arrive no earlier than 5:50pm. Thank you!

    After the presentation finishes we'll walk over to the Lucky Lab NW for food and drink.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    May 20 2009
    PDX Open Source GIS User Group

    OpenSourcery

    The [not] first meeting of the newly re-grouped Portland Open Source GIS user group.

    Parking is limited, but mass-transit is ample.

    We'll have some type of software demonstration, discussion about group structure and preferences, and then adjourn to a local boozery around 8 for more co-conspiring.

    You can find out more and sign up for announcements by joining the google group pdx-osgis.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    May 13 2009
    Drupal Users Meetup

    OpenSourcery

    Drupal Beyond the Web

    Justin Miller will treat us to a half-hour version of his DrupalCon DC Presentation, Drupal Beyond the Web.

    Modules 101

    Each meeting, we want to feature one or two brief presentations (no more than 15 minutes, including questions), highlighting an optional core or contributed module, what it's good for, and any special considerations or tricky configuration issues it has. The idea is to introduce people who are new to Drupal, as well as experienced Drupal users, to solid and useful drupal add-ons. If you're interested in presenting this month, let us know which module by replying.

    Workflow, Actions, and Triggers

    Melissa Anderson will present a brief summary of a site using Workflow, Workflow Required Fields, Actions, and Triggers to create complex electronic form routing. After that, she'll demonstrate how to build a simplified version of the use case.

  • Wednesday
    Mar 25 2009
    PDX Open Source GIS User Group

    OpenSourcery

    The second meeting of the newly re-grouped Portland Open Source GIS user group.

    Parking is limited, but mass-transit is ample.

    We'll have some software demonstrations, chat about upcoming conferences, schedule future talks/events and whatever else we can think up. We'll adjourn to a local boozery around 8 for more co-conspiring.

    You can find out more and sign up for announcements by joining the google group http://groups.google.com/group/pdx-osgis.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Mar 11 2009
    Drupal Users Meetup

    OpenSourcery

    For the March meeting we'll have a short presentation by Tony Rasmussen. It'll continue a discussion at the January meeting on when to use Contemplate module vs. the Theme Layer.

    After that I was hoping to have everyone who's going to DrupalCon in DC talk for a few minutes about what they'd seen and what got them excited.

    As always, the meeting promises to generate lots of good questions, answers and hands-on communication. Drupal meetings are free and open to the public.

    NOTE: Please be aware that the developers at OpenSourcery will be working right up to event time. We ask that you arrive between 5:50pm and 6:00pm. Thank you!

    After the presentation finishes we'll walk over to the Bridgeport Brew Pub for a food and drink.

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  • Lunch 2.0 at OpenSourcery

    OpenSourcery

    Hooray, the Lunch 2.0 beat will go on well into 2009 with OpenSourcery set to host the eleventh iteration.

    Did you know they're in a new space now?

    To showcase the new digs, they're graciously opening their doors on March 11, 2009. I know it's a long time from now, but free lunch is worth the advance planning.

    Here's the standard boilerplate:
    You can follow all things Portland Lunch 2.0 an the Silicon Florist.

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

    Oh, and it's free, if that matters to you.

             
    
  • Wednesday
    Feb 11 2009
    Drupal Meetup

    OpenSourcery

    For the February meeting we're going to be doing a series of lightning talks. If you haven't seen this format before I think you'll enjoy it. Each speaker will have a fixed amount of time to present a topic. It could be showing off a module you like, showing of a site you worked on, or demonstrating a trick you've discovered.

    See the full post at: http://groups.drupal.org/node/18320

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Nov 12 2008
    DrupalPDX November Meeting

    OpenSourcery

    We're now meeting at the offices of OpenSourcery at 711 SE Ankeny St. Portland, OR 97214.

    Steve Edwards will be doing a presentation on using Übercart to build e-commerce sites.

    After the meeting we'll probably head to the Green Dragon for a food and drink.

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  • Wednesday
    Nov 5 2008
    CouchDB intro

    OpenSourcery

    Join us November 5th at 6 PM for Chris Anderson's introduction to the CouchDB framework. Chris is a Portland-based entrepreneur at Grabb.it and the co-author of an upcoming O'Reilly book on CouchDB.

    Apache CouchDB is a distributed, fault-tolerant and schema-free document-oriented database accessible via a RESTful HTTP/JSON API. Among other features, it provides robust, incremental replication with bi-directional conflict detection and resolution, and is queryable and indexable using a table-oriented view engine with JavaScript acting as the default view definition language.

    CouchDB is written in Erlang, but can be easily accessed from any environment that provides means to make HTTP requests. There are a multitude of third-party client libraries that make this even easier for a variety of programming languages and environments.

    This event is free to the public. In order to accommodate the appropriate number of attendees, please rsvp to: [email protected].

    The event takes place at OpenSourcery: 711 SE Ankeny (on Ankeny and SE 7th, one block south of Burnside). We encourage biking and public transportation.

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