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Ambridge Event Center

1333 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Portland, Oregon 97232, US (map)

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  • Wednesday
    Feb 6 2013
    Agile Open Northwest 2013 - "Agile For Real"
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    Ambridge Event Center

    Agile Open Northwest, a non-profit alliance of agile practitioners in the US Pacific Northwest region, presents our seventh annual conference, now expanded to a third day! This conference contains over 90 sessions bringing novices, journeymen, and experts together for face-to-face conversations exploring the most important topics in Agile software development today.

    What: An Open Space conference about Agile practices and techniques. Where: Ambridge Event Center, Portland, Oregon When: February 6 to 8, 2013 - Now three days long! Who: YOU and other experienced, collaborative, committed agile practitioners. Registration is limited to 150 participants. Cost: $200 for the three-day event, including continental breakfast and lunch each day, and dinner on the first night.

    Agile Open Northwest 2013 offers an opportunity to strengthen our community of practice and co-create the future for Agile development in our region. For three days, we build on conversation after conversation as we engage important questions like:

    What is Agile really? What are the most important practices in making Agile approaches really successful on my team? Who practices Agile philosophies, methods, principles or practices in the Northwest, and what's the impact? What is the difference between Lean, Scrum, XP, and other Agile approaches? What new technical challenges face Agile? What are the latest cutting edge developments in the Agile software development world? How do Agile frameworks and methods co-exist with project management, process control and other governance structures? How do we adapt Agile practices to our organizations without diluting them? Can Agile methods work in big, risky projects? How? When distributed teams use Agile approaches, what changes? If we adopt an Agile mindset, what might the transition look like in my organization?

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  • Saturday
    Nov 10 2012
    Code with the Experts (XAML/C#)

    REGISTER at http://bit.ly/CodeWTExpertsPDX

    Are you excited to try your hand at building a Windows 8 App?

    Join us on November 10 for "Code with the Experts" and make your dream a reality! Visit with Windows 8 experts and enjoy great food, awesome conversation, and wonderful prizes!

    We want to invite you, your friends, co-workers, and any other developers to this special event. It is the perfect time to get started on your Windows 8 App. Don't worry if you don't yet have an idea for an App - we can brainstorm with you or match you with an idea for a Windows 8 App. Additionally, if you would like to work with someone on a project we will be ready to pair you with other developers. Bring your storyboard, your ideas, and your thinking cap!

    We'll spend the morning with the experts enpaneled to answer your questions. After the provided lunch, we'll spend the afternoon coding solo or in pairs.

    We'll also have door and raffle prizes. Most exciting is a special surprise for all developers who are working towards publishing a Windows 8 App. All this AND we'll have the experts to help guide you through some of your challenges and roadblocks.

    Bring your laptop loaded with Windows 8 and Visual Studio Express ready to code or use one of our preloaded "Windows 8 To Go" USB sticks. (Limited number available)

    All attendees will receive a raffle ticket to win some cool prizes. For every guest you bring to this Code with the Expert event, you will receive an extra entry to the raffle!

    Looking forward to seeing you there!

    REGISTER at http://bit.ly/CodeWTExpertsPDX

    Meet the XAML/C# experts:

    Stuart Celarier | http://visualstuart.net/ Principal Consultant, Neudesic Microsoft Regional Director Microsoft MVP

    Rich Claussen | http://richhubbins.theclaussens.com Lead Software Engineer, Welch Allyn President, Portland Area .NET Users Group

    Chris Sells | http://www.sellsbrothers.com VP of the Developer Tools Division, Telerik Author

    Kelly White | http://kelly.whitepdx.com President, Silvertail Software

    Build it with help from the experts. Register today.

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  • Saturday
    Oct 13 2012
    Windows 8 Code with the Experts (XAML/C#)

    REGISTER at http://aka.ms/PortlandXAML

    Come join our panel of XAML/C# experts as you code your Windows 8 app and get it ready for the Windows Store. The Panel can answer questions and help with your specific scenarios. Learn from your peers and from the local Windows 8 experts near you.

    Check out some of the Microsoft and community experts that will be on hand to help and answer your questions.

    Meet the XAML/C# experts:

    Rich Claussen Lead Software Engineer, Welch Allyn President, Portland Area .NET Users Group

    Chris Sells VP of the Developer Tools Division, Telerik

    Stuart Celarier Principal Consultant, Neudesic Microsoft Regional Director Microsoft MVP

    Kelly White President, Silvertail Software

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  • Wednesday
    Sep 19 2012
    Project Management Foundations and Best Practices
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    Ambridge Event Center

    Modern projects are in the clutches of constant pressure. They must deliver more with less, while meeting short schedules and tight budgets. Unfortunately, too many projects fail at this challenge. This class shows you how to organize small to medium size projects, then work with a team to accomplish them on schedule and within budget. Participants learn practical and proven project management techniques, then immediately apply them to real projects as in-class teams.

    Topics include:

    • Starting a project on a firm foundation by defining it clearly, then getting alignment among the stakeholders
    • Visual tools for building a good plan that addresses the how, when, and who of the project
    • Executing the plan, monitoring progress, steering, and making changes
    • Properly closing a project, including how to learn lessons for future improvement

    The class includes proven techniques researched by the Project Management Institute, the global professional body for project management.

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  • Thursday
    Jun 14 2012
    Pacific NW Tech Career Fair

    REMINDER -- the annual PACIFIC NW TECH CAREER FAIR, IS being held on THURSDAY, June 14, 2:00pm - 5:00pm, at the Ambridge Event Center in downtown Portland.

    We have 17 recruiting and hiring companies attending - all with open Jobs - looking to meet Job Seekers in-person.

    Attendees can go to www.pacificnwtech.org to Register, and for more details on this FREE career fair event.

    THANKS -- Duane Oertell // 503-358-8206

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  • Thursday
    Apr 19 2012
    Social Media Class Portland OR - Leveraging LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter

    Social Media has become a very important piece of the Internet Marketing puzzle; yet, it can be intimidating to get traction. In this six-hour class, Colleen Wright of Search Engine Academy Northwest will walk you through some critical components needed to create a successful Social Media campaign for your business.

    Bring your lunch and your computer and let's learn about:

    What social media marketing is and how it can help you grow your business

    Developing Goals and Strategies for your Social Media Campaign

    Working hands on with the big three platforms: LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter

    More Specifically:

    Facebook


    • Create a Business Page
    • Learn About Facebook Advertising
    • Set up an RSS Feed from your Blog

    LinkedIn


    • Create a Company Page
    • Customize your Profile
    • Maximizing LinkedIn Groups

    Twitter


    • Understand the Lingo
    • Customize your page
    • Learn about the tools

    And more!

    Join Colleen Wright on April 19th and let her help you demystify social media with strategies and tactics that will help you streamline and leverage social media for your business.

    Prerequisite: Please bring your laptop to class with you.

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  • Tuesday
    Mar 27 2012
    QR Codes – How to Implement Effectively to Market Your Business

    What is a QR code and how can you take advantage of this new marketing tool? In this four hour class, QR Code expert Daryl Welch will answer your questions and give you hands-on training. Starting with a very brief background in the history of QR Codes, you will get right into the thick of everyday uses for QR Codes and how you can integrate QR codes into your marketing strategy today.

    This class offers: 1. Hands-on labs in scanning codes (don’t forget to bring your smart phone) 2. QR Code Creation 3. Practical uses for QR Codes 4. Examining best and worst real live examples

    Bring your laptop and your smartphone and learn how to set up and implement QR Codes for your business in four short hours.

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  • Wednesday
    Mar 21 2012
    Ultimate SEO Mockery Workshop - 3-Day Advanced
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    Ambridge Event Center

    Join Colleen Wright of the Search Engine Academy Northwest as she teaches the latest search engine marketing tips and tactics. In this 3-day course you will learn advanced strategies to capture your target market through the power of the search engines and the strength of compelling content.

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  • Thursday
    Mar 15 2012
    Ultimate SEO Mastery Workshop - 2-Day Essentials
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    Ambridge Event Center

    Join Colleen Wright of the Search Engine Academy Northwest as she teaches the latest search engine marketing tips and tactics. In this 2-day course you will learn the essentials of getting your website indexed appropriately and quickly.

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  • Thursday
    Feb 16 2012
    Leveraging LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter

    Ambridge Event Center

    Ways to capitalize on feeds from one Social Media Platform to another

    Where: Ambridge Event Center, 1333 NE MLK Jr. Blvd, Portland, OR When: February 16, 2012 9:30am - 4:30pm Price: Early-bird: $199, Regular: $249

    Prerequisite: Must already have established Linked In, Facebook and Twitter Accounts.

    Social Media has become a very important piece of the Internet Marketing puzzle. In this six-hour class, Colleen Wright of Search Engine Academy Northwest will walk you through some critical components needed to create a successful Social Media campaign for your business.

    You will:

    -Understand what social media is and how it can help you grow your business

    -Develop Goals and Strategies for your Social Media Campaign

    -Work hands on with the big three platforms: Linked In, FaceBook and Twitter

    Join Colleen Wright and let her help you demystify social media with strategies and tactics that will help you streamline and leverage social media for your business.

    Register: http://www.regonline.com/social-media-class-2012-02

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  • Monday
    Jan 30 2012
    Ultimate SEO Mastery Workshop - 3-Day Advanced
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    Ambridge Event Center

    Join Colleen Wright of the Search Engine Academy Northwest as she teaches the latest search engine marketing tips and tactics. In this 3-day course you will learn advanced strategies to capture your target market through the power of the search engines and the strength of compelling content.

    SEO Training Course Day 1

    * Review the 6-step optimization process taught in the Essentials class to help you retain this important information.
    * Work on advanced keyword research strategies.
    * Learn techniques that will help you write effective sales copy that gets results.
    * Understand how the personalization of search results is changing the rules.
    * Find out the best approaches for setting up a blog and learn about the art of blogging.
    * Creative ideas for implementing user generated content (UGC).
    * More custom website reviews.
    

    SEO Training Course Day 2

    * What is Latent Semantic Indexing and how can it help my website?
    * How to develop a unique selling proposition that retains your visitor's interest and gets them digging deeper into our web sites.
    * Why are database driven sites unique when it comes to SEO and how can we make sure we get maximum advantage from SEO?
    * What is Social Media Marketing and how can it help boost sales?
    * How to quickly gain exposure in Google, Yahoo!, and others within 24 to 48 hours
    * What is Pay Per Click and who are the players?
    * Learn how to implement Google Analytics on your website and why this is a must!
    * Find out about the tools offered by the search engines to increase your web site's success
    

    SEO Training Course Day 3

    * Learn about competitive intelligence and multi-variate analysis and how these tools can help increase your website's rankings
    * Learn about web analytics and how to analyze your progress with ClickTracks
    * Learn the power of article marketing
    * What problems might your site run in to and how can they be fixed? Will talk about technical issues that come up.
    * Sure fire strategies to build your SEO business
    * Group Q&A
    * Final Exam
    * Wrap-up and awards
    

    See the website for information on the 5-day Comprehensive course that combines the 2-day Essentials and the 3-day Advanced course material.

    Contact:

    Colleen Wright

    Phone: 503-530-8178

    Email: info@seotrainingnw.com

    Website: http://www.seotrainingnw.com/register

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  • Monday
    Jan 23 2012
    Ultimate SEO Mastery Workshop - 2-Day Essentials
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    Ambridge Event Center

    Join Colleen Wright of the Search Engine Academy Northwest as she teaches the latest search engine marketing tips and tactics. In this 2-day course you will learn the essentials of getting your website indexed appropriately and quickly.

    SEO Training Course Day 1

    * 2-Day Beginner's Class Discover a complete 6-step system for performing effective search engine marketing
    * Learn how to perform keyword research that will attract your target market
    * Write content that will turn visitors into customers
    * Find out the importance of keyword placement on your web pages and where to actually place the keywords
    * Discover how to improve your Click-through Ratios
    

    SEO Training Course Day 2

    * Learn optimal techniques to get your pages indexed by the Search Engines.
    * Find out what it takes to monitor your progress and the tools to help you.
    * Understand the benefits of working with ranges of pages.
    * Discover what it takes to stay out of trouble with the search engines by learning about anti-spamming guidelines.
    * Learn why submitting your site to directories is important and how to choose the correct directories.
    * What is Link Popularity and why is it important.
    * Receive internal and external link building strategies that will make it easier for the search engines to find your web pages.
    * Learn about the missing element in SEO: Creativity and find out how you too can get your creative juices flowing!
    * Get your site reviewed and walk away with a customized action-plan to get your website optimized for maximum performance.
    * Learn about technologies that can improve your conversion rates and capture phone calls right from your web site.
    

    See the website for information on the 5-day Comprehensive course that combines the 2-day Essentials and the 3-day Advanced course material.

    Contact:

    Colleen Wright

    Phone: 503-530-8178

    Email: info@seotrainingnw.com

    Website: http://www.seotrainingnw.com/register

    Website
  • Thursday
    Nov 3 2011
    Leveraging LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter

    Ambridge Event Center

    Ways to capitalize on feeds from one Social Media Platform to another

    Where: Ambridge Event Center, 1333 NE MLK Jr. Blvd, Portland, OR

    When: November 3, 2011 9:30am - 4:30pm

    Price: Early-bird: $199, Regular: $249

    Prerequisite: Must already have established Linked In, Facebook and Twitter Accounts.

    Social Media has become a very important piece of the Internet Marketing puzzle. In this six-hour class, Colleen Wright of Search Engine Academy Northwest will walk you through some critical components needed to create a successful Social Media campaign for your business.

    You will:

    -Understand what social media is and how it can help you grow your business

    -Develop Goals and Strategies for your Social Media Campaign

    -Work hands on with the big three platforms: Linked In, FaceBook and Twitter

    Join Colleen Wright and let her help you demystify social media with strategies and tactics that will help you streamline and leverage social media for your business.

    Register: http://www.regonline.com/social-media-class-2011-11

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  • Wednesday
    Mar 30 2011
    Portland's Annual Diversity Employment Day Career Fair - March 30, 2011

    Annual Diversity Employment Day Career Fair for the Portland Area

    PORTLAND, OR - MARCH 30, 2011 - City Career Fair announced today the 11th Annual Diversity Employment Day Career Fair for the Greater Portland Area being held on March 30, 2011 at the Ambridge Events Center 1333 NE MLK Jr. Blvd Portland, OR 97232 11am – 3pm

    This is where you want to be on Diversity Employment Day!

    There are hundreds of Jobs and Careers available in Portland. This huge annual event attracts over 900 top candidates from the Portland Area. Although with a focus on candidates from the multicultural and diverse communities the event encourage all qualified candidates to attend. This year's theme is "Getting America Back to Work in 2011".

    Traditionally the City, County and State proclaim the date "Diversity Employment Day". The Portland Area's top corporations, government agencies and non-profit organizations eagerly participate to seek out the most qualified candidates from the Multicultural and Diverse communities of the Portland Area. A Diversity Roundtable group discussion among employers, community, government and professional organizations takes place earlier in the morning before the career fair.

    • Major Employers have 100's of Jobs and Career Positions Available!

    • Interview with Verizon Wireless, Coca Cola, Kiewit, Target, Wells Fargo, City of Portland Water Bureau, Howard S Wright Construction, Legacy Health, Fred Meyer and Many More!

    • This event is Open to the Public and Admission is FREE! Business attire is required, and be sure to bring Plenty of Resumes!

    City Career Fair specializes in professional level recruiting events targeting the Multicultural and Diverse communities. For more information, visit www.citycareerfair.com or contact us at (562) 409-0056.

    About Our Company At City Career Fair we strive to be the world's best career fair producer, offering the highest value, most efficient means for recruiting quality candidates and the most passionate customer satisfaction guaranteed. For additional information please visit our website at www.citycareerfair.com.

    Press Contact: Neal Morrison City Career Fair 562.409.0056 nmorrison@citycareerfair.com

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  • Thursday
    Feb 17 2011
    IEEE Oregon - Technology and Bioscience Career Fair

    Co-sponsored by: IEEE Oregon Section and Oregon Bioscience Companies

    Technology & Bioscience Career Fair
    Thursday, Feb 17, 2011
    11:00am to 5:00pm

    Act before 10-Feb for 30% Employer Discount

    Ambridge Event Center

    1333 NE MLK Boulevard, Portland, OR 97232

    (Two blocks North of the Portland Convention Center Max Stop)

    Join us at Oregon’s Premiere Technology & Bioscience career fair with pre-screened, seasoned, local technology professionals and college graduates from PSU and ITT Technical and others. The PacificNWTech.org career fair, is co-sponsored by the IEEE Oregon Section and Oregon Bioscience companies. We are very encouraged by improving economic conditions and expect over 400 local Prescreened job seekers.

    We have over 12 large and small employers that will be attending this fair. Employers include: Accumed, Arrise, Coaxis, Go2UTI, Kelly IT, MicroPower Providence, Regence, Sage, Smarsh, Webtrends,and Vesta. For a complete list of attending companies and their job openings, please check our website under Current Fair.

    Because several of the attending companies are bringing along hiring managers, please bring your resume for their convenience.

    For Employers. Facilities are available for employers to meet 1 on 1 with special job candidates, you can build your short list on site! Reserve a table for your company and ask about our co-sponsorship and media coverage package today! Register before February 10th to qualify for a 30% discount! Packages start at $295 (start-ups).

    Free for job-seekers.
    11am-2pm Career coach presentations
    2pm-5pm Career Fair

    See www.PacificNWTech.org for list of companies and how to register to attend as employer or job seeker.

    Contact Bruce Virell, Event Director PacificNWTech, PO Box 1672, Wilsonville, Or 97070. Cell: (503) 841-2991

    Agenda: 11am - 2pm Career Coach Presentations 1pm - 2pm Career Fair employer set-up 2pm - 5pm Career Fair

    Transportation options: "http://www.ambridgeevents.com/resources-transportation.php"

    Parking map: "http://www.ambridgeevents.com/images/parking-map.pdf"

    Location: Ambridge Event Center 1333 NE Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Blvd Portland, Oregon 97232

  • Wednesday
    Oct 13 2010
    The Art of Agile Delivery
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    Ambridge Event Center

    This course gives you the hands-on experience and builds the skill set you will require to thoroughly understand and then utilize the real-world fundamentals of agile delivery. You also will learn to accelerate and enhance your adoption and practice of agile development within your organization.

    Training Objectives: What You Will Learn

    * Build and ship weekly increments of software using iterations/Sprints
    * Create nearly bug-free code using test-driven development, refactoring, and exploratory testing
    * Understand and accommodate stakeholders and their diverse opinions
    * Work in a cross-functional team with on-site customers, testers, and programmers
    * Prevent build failures with continuous integration
    * Incrementally build technical infrastructure alongside features
    

    Agenda:

    In a class that emphasizes doing; you will form cross-functional teams and deliver actual software in four 90-minute iterations, in a real-world environment that includes version control, automated builds, and continuous integration. That’s right: you’ll design, build, test, and ship software, as well as build out your technical infrastructure, all in 90 minutes. If that sounds impossible, you must take this course.

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  • Monday
    Oct 11 2010
    The Art of Agile Planning
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    Ambridge Event Center

    Taught by Jim Shore, highly-respected author of “The Art of Agile Development”, and Diana Larsen, chair of the Agile Alliance and co-author of the acclaimed “Agile Retrospectives,” this training course provides knowledge you need to accelerate the adoption and practice of agile development.

    Training Objectives: What You Will Learn

    * Work consistently and reliably using iterations/Sprints
    * Reliably release software on a regular basis
    * Meet your commitments, even when things go wrong, by managing risks
    * Take advantage of opportunities by adapting your plans
    * Create, estimate, and prioritize minimum marketable features and user stories
    * Collaborate with stakeholders to clarify requirements and product vision
    * Get to “done done!”
    

    Agenda:

    This is a hands-on course with a heavy emphasis on doing, not watching! Topics include:

    * Estimating
    * Story writing
    * The infrastructure outsourcing continuum
    * Iteration/Sprint planning
    * “Done Done”
    * Release planning
    * Adaptive planning
    * Risk management
    * Vision
    * Working with stakeholders
    
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  • Wednesday
    Sep 8 2010
    IEEE Workshop on The Smart Grid - from Appliance to Generator and Back

    IEEE Workshop on The Smart Grid - from Appliance to Generator and Back

    Sponsors: IEEE Region 6 and Oregon Section Co-Sponsored by Oregon Power and Energy and Computer Society Chapters

    Date: September 8, 2010 Venue: Ambridge Event Center, Portland, Oregon; see "www.ambridgeevents.com"

    An IEEE Oregon “Smart Grid Week” (September 8-10) event

    READ "FULL PROGRAM DESCRIPTION PDF"

    A one day workshop with reception of how the Smart Grid provides interactions between the end uses of electricity ("appliances" or industrial processes) and utilities, viewed from the perspective of the technologies, standards, and policies that will enable those interactions and foster innovation and interoperability.

    The Smart Grid marries the electrical grid, an extremely complex system based on mature, conservative technology, with two fast moving innovative technologies, computers and communications. It is one of the greatest electrical, electronic and information processing challenges of our time and represents a significant engineering opportunity over the next two decades and beyond. It captures information about supply, system demand, individual usage, and pricing that fundamentally shifts how electricity is used. It enables the operators of the power system to increase efficiency and reliability while reducing costs and empowering consumers of electricity to minimize their own electricity costs.

    Learning Objectives: Attendees will gain an understanding of the monitoring, communications, security and control systems of the Smart Grid, how they interact, the flow of data and control, and design and implementation considerations including:

    • Information requirements for optimal control of generating capacity, regional transmission grids, and municipal distribution grids to meet end user demands.
    • How generation, transmission and distribution control systems utilize digital information.
    • How suppliers and distributors of electricity use information to minimize costs while increasing reliability, flexibility, and security.
    • How usage monitoring and automation will allow end users to make informed decisions that reduce their electricity costs.
    • How to ensure grid security.
    • Balancing optimization of the grid’s subsystems and the grid as a whole.

    Target Audience: The target audience is engineers, policy makers, and entrepreneurs who want to understand the Smart Grid in order to make better professional, technical and business decisions.

    Prerequisites: Attendees should be generally familiar with the electric power system, software, or data communications concepts; a power engineering background is not required.

    Registration:

    "Register online here". Seats are limited.

    The workshop will be held Wednesday, September 8 at the Ambridge Event Center at 1333 NE Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Blvd, Portland, Oregon 97232. On-site registration/check-in starts at 7:30 AM, and the workshop starts promptly at 8:00. On-site attendees will receive one electronic media with course materials, continental breakfast, breaks, lunch and reception (cash bar). The reception for the speakers and attendees will be held from 5-6pm.

    Lecture notes will provided to all attendees. In addition, 0.6 CEU’s (6 PDH) will be awarded upon completion of the on-site seminar. Details for webcast access will be provided upon registration. Webcast will be recorded and available for limited period (min. 90 days) replay/review by all attendees. No CEUs will be provided for webcast only and Student/Life Member/Unemployed registrations.

    Fees IEEE Member onsite: $225; webcast $99 Non-Member onsite: $275; webcast $150 IEEE Student/Life Member onsite: $75; webcast $25 Unemployed onsite: $75; webcast $25

    Parking Limited free parking available. Ambridge is 2 blocks from Oregon Convention Center MAX stop. "Parking info"

    NOTE: The organizing committee reserves the right to substitute speakers, restrict size, change venues, or to cancel the seminar. In the event the seminar is canceled by the organizing committee, registration fees only will be fully refunded. Individuals canceling their registration prior to September 1 will receive a full refund. No refunds will be made to individuals who cancel their registration after September 1. Substitute attendees accepted. Attendance is limited. Registration will be confirmed on a first come, first served basis.

    Agenda: Workshop Agenda Time Topic 7:30 - 8:00am Doors open; check-in and continental breakfast 8:00 - 8:05am Opening Remarks: welcome, day plan 8:05 – 8:50 Opening Keynote: The Smart Grid – What will it take to make it possible; Saifur Rahman, IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, Virginia Tech 9:00 – 9:45 Controllability: The Challenge of Synchrophasors and Wide Area Control; Dmitry Kosterev, BPA 9:45 – 10:15 Break 10:15 – 11:00 Smart Grid Communications: You want how much bandwidth? And that little latency?; Joe Andres, BPA 11:10 – 12:00 Managing Supply and Demand: Supply and demand control methods and control points; Rob Pratt; PNNL 12:00 – 1:00pm Lunch Keynote: Smart Grid policy; Jeff Hammarlund, PSU 1:10 – 2:00 Smart Grid Security: can’t be giving personal info away or letting bad guys in; Dave McKinnon, PNNL 2:10 – 3:00 Smart Grid Enabled Applications and Services: What’s the killer app (and for whom); Linda Rankin, PSU 3:00 – 3:30 Break 3:30 – 4:20 Interoperability and Standards: What standards are needed/being developed to make the Smart Grid work; Steve Widergren, PNNL 4:30 – 5:00 Panel Discussion: Q+A with the day’s speakers 5:00 – 6:00pm Reception and Networking

    Location: Bldg: Ambridge Event Center 1333 NE Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Blvd Portland, 97232

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  • IEEE Oregon Smart Grid Week
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    Ambridge Event Center

    Co-sponsored by: IEEE Region 6 and Oregon Section

    Smart Grid Week September 8-10, 2010

    A set of three 1-day events about the Smart Grid organized by the Oregon Section.

    The Smart Grid marries the electrical grid, an extremely complex system based on mature, conservative technology, with two fast moving innovative technologies, computers and communications. It is one of the greatest electrical, electronic and information processing challenges of our time and represents a significant engineering opportunity over the next two decades and beyond. It captures information about supply, system demand, individual usage, and pricing that fundamentally shifts how electricity is used. It enables the operators of the power system to increase efficiency and reliability while reducing costs and empowering consumers of electricity to minimize their own electricity costs.

    • The Workshop - Sept. 8. Sponsored by Region 6 and the Oregon Section. It will cover the Smart Grid as a system. “Smart grid” means many things to different audiences, we have brought together a distinguished set of thought leaders and subject matter experts who will present the architecture, operation and implementation of the Smart Grid, with a focus on the technologies and enabling standards that will make it work. It will be webcast to all of Region 6. See http://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/meeting_view/list_meeting/2801 for full details and registration.

    • The Tutorials - Sept. 9 and 10. IEEE Oregon has partnered with TADA Training for two Smart Grid tutorials on wireless technologies for Smart Grid and Smart Grid metering. These workshops are targeted for the embedded systems engineer (hardware and/or software) and managers at the Intermediate / Advanced level. Prerequisites: knowledge of embedded systems concepts and development, including rudimentary C language coding. Each runs from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Pacific Time), at ITT Technical Institute, on Cascades Parkway in Portland. Special Smart Grid Week IEEE member rate: $249.00. For full details and registration, go to http://www.tadatraining.com/smartgrid.

     

    Location: Portland, Ambridge Event Center (Workshop); ITT Technical Institute (Tutorials)

  • Wednesday
    May 26 2010
    IEEE-SAO-ITT Tech Portland Professional Technology Career Fair

    Plan to attend this free, open forum, Career Fair to meet with representatives from Northwest technology companies plus entrepreneurs and owners of small-to-medium size businesses, who are looking for candidate to fill position vacancies.

    Free Workshops: 11:00a.m. - 12:00n - 1:00p.m. Career Fair: 2:00p.m. - 5:00p.m.

    Preregister at our website (above)

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  • Tuesday
    Feb 10 2009
    Agile Open Northwest Conference 2009 "Agile for Real"
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    Ambridge Event Center

    Agile Open Northwest, an alliance of agile practitioners in the US Pacific Northwest region, invite you to our 3rd annual conference Agile Open Northwest 2009 "Agile for Real".

    The Northwest has a wealth of practitioners with years of real-world experience with agile methods and self-organizing teams. Agile Open Northwest offers an opportunity to strengthen our community of practice and co-create the future for agile development in our region.

    Your hosts designed this event to allow practitioners like you to meet in self-organizing groups where we can share our latest ideas, challenges, hopes, experiences and experiments.

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