Export or edit this venue...

NedSpace Old Town

117 NW 5th Ave. Suite 210
Portland, OR 97209, US (map)
Public WiFi

Above Backspace in Old Town

Future events happening here

  • - No events -

Past events that happened here

  • Monday
    Dec 13 2010
    Portland Functional Programming Study Group

    ABOUT: Join programmers, researchers and enthusiasts to discuss functional programming. pdxfunc is a study/user group exploring the world of functional programming based in Portland, Oregon. The group welcomes programmers interested in all functional languages, including Haskell, Erlang, OCaml, Scala, and others. The group meets regularly and provides presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. The meetings are usually on the second Monday of the month.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Nov 16 2010
    Digital Journalism Social Hour

    NedSpace Old Town

    Digital Journalism Social Hour is an informal monthly meet up where we discuss topics and projects that impact journalists in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Come meet your peers, have a drink and talk about what's changing our industry. This month's topic is "Collaboration." What does that mean to us as individual journalists, as competitors and as members of a larger community?

    Website
  • Friday
    Nov 12 2010
    Startup Weekend #PDXSW
    through
    NedSpace Old Town

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media contacts: Michael Coates, [email protected], 503.780.3945 Startup Weekend Portland set for November 12-14

    Part of Startup Weekend, worldwide organization funded by the Kauffman Foundation, the Portland event supports startup development over a 54-hour weekend marathon.

    Portland, OR – October 12, 2010 – Kicking off Global Entrepreneur Week, Startup Weekend Portland is open to entrepreneurs, developers, marketing folks, students, lawyers, angel investors, and anyone who wishes to spend an intense and intensely fun weekend building a team to start a new company.

    Under the guidance and encouragement of business leaders, mentors and investors, attendees pitch their business ideas on Friday evening. The most viable ideas are chosen and teams begin to form organically. Over the weekend, teams are coached, guided and taught by members of the startup community to produce a working business model by Sunday. All teams present to a panel of judges, comprised of leaders within the local entrepreneurial community, and a winner is chosen.

    Register by going to the web site. Ticket prices are $75 for members of the business community and $40 for students.

    Notable companies who have emerged from Portland are CPusage, Mugasha Get Gathered, Life Grant, Startup River, and TreasuRecycle.

    Startup Weekend is a non-profit, global organization supported by funding from the Kauffman Foundation. Startup Weekend events are currently held in over 100 cities in over 30 countries with new cities added every month. One event which created worldwide interest was Startup Weekend in Tel Aviv, Israel for Israelis and Palestinians. The two groups coming together and cooperating to build businesses created a positive buzz around the globe and especially in the Middle East.

    Global Entrepreneurship Week runs from November 15 – 21 and will host 40,000 events in 100 countries involving 10,000,000 people.

    Website
  • Monday
    Nov 8 2010
    Portland Functional Programming Study Group: Haskell DB & web app abstractions and more

    TOPICS: * Jamey Sharp will talk about Haskell database and web application abstractions used in http://serialist.net * More...

    ABOUT: Join programmers, researchers and enthusiasts to discuss functional programming. pdxfunc is a study/user group exploring the world of functional programming based in Portland, Oregon. The group welcomes programmers interested in all functional languages, including Haskell, Erlang, OCaml, Scala, and others. The group meets regularly and provides presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. The meetings are usually on the second Monday of the month.

    Website
  • Monday
    Nov 1 2010
    PDX Jelly

    NedSpace Old Town

    PDX Jelly, free casual coworking, (work on your own thing in the same space with other people) For artists, techies, entrepreneurs, business owners, marketers, web and software folks, writers, researchers, etc. Video info here: http://WorkAtJelly.com/ RSVP here: http://wiki.workatjelly.com/JellyInPortland It'll be great to see you!

    Website
  • Saturday
    Oct 30 2010
    NaNoWriMo 2010 Portland Kickoff Party

    Kick-off Party for the National Novel Writing Month.

    This is the first of a series of writing events throughout the month of November, in order to help participants finish their novels.

    We're asking people to RSVP.

    Below is the official description of Nanowrimo

    What: Writing one 50,000-word novel from scratch in a month's time.

    Who: You! We can't do this unless we have some other people trying it as well. Let's write laughably awful yet lengthy prose together.

    Why: The reasons are endless! To actively participate in one of our era's most enchanting art forms! To write without having to obsess over quality. To be able to make obscure references to passages from our novels at parties. To be able to mock real novelists who dawdle on and on, taking far longer than 30 days to produce their work.

    When: You can sign up anytime to add your name to the roster and browse the forums. Writing begins November 1. To be added to the official list of winners, you must reach the 50,000-word mark by November 30 at midnight. Once your novel has been verified by our web-based team of robotic word counters, the partying begins.

    Website
  • Calagator Code Sprint - Halloween Edition

    NedSpace Old Town

    Come make Calagator more awesomer.

    Website
  • Monday
    Oct 4 2010
    PDX Jelly coworking

    NedSpace Old Town

    Jelly is free casual coworking... we started in Portland last year and are now hosted twice a month! Anyone is welcome to come. Bring your laptop or an old-fashioned notebook, as well as something you're working on: whether it's an online business, an art project, coding, writing or something else, and work alongside other creative, fun people. Hope to see you there! See http://WorkAtJelly.com for more background.

    We'll each work on our own thing in the same space. Meet new friends, share common interests, trade ideas, brainstorm, get some work done, go out to lunch together, and maybe even get some business referrals.

    RSVP at http://wiki.workatjelly.com/JellyInPortland with your name, the time you expect to arrive, and what you'll be working on.

    Website
  • Sunday
    Oct 3 2010
    Open Government Hackathon

    NedSpace Old Town

    Join us after CyborgCamp Portland on Sunday, October 3rd, for an 8-hour hackathon to see who can build the best open government application in just one day!

    Participation is free and open to anyone, we just ask that you register in advance so we know how many individuals or teams we need to accommodate.

    Schedule

    • 8:30am - Breakfast and coffee
    • 12:00pm - Lunch
    • 5:30pm - Teams and individuals demo their apps
    • 6:30pm - Prizes awarded

    Who should attend?

    Ruby, Python, PHP, web developers, coders and anyone who has a passion to code, hack or kluge applications that will free (or otherwise enhance) the accessibility and usefulness of government-shared data.

    Although the sprint takes place On Oct 3rd after CyborgCamp Portland, you don't have to be attending the conference to join us!

    Location

    NedSpace Old Town, 117 NW 5th between Couch and Davis.

    Backspace is right downstairs, Davis Street Tavern is right next door, there's a parking lot across the street, and it's right on the MAX line.

    What's going to happen?

    There will be organizers on-site to help get things rolling. At 5:30pm, each app will be evaluated by the Hackathon Partners and prizes will be awarded to those teams or individuals that develop the best applications in the 8 hour. Participants need not show up right at 8:30am, but those who do will have the most time to code!

    Hackathon Partners

    Partners are companies and organizations that provide tools or services that can enhance open government apps. They're also providing the prizes and will be choosing the winners.

    • Tropo - Tropo is a powerful yet simple API that adds Voice, SMS, Twitter, and IM support to the programming languages you already know.
    • Geoloqi - A secure, real-time mobile and web platform for location sharing.
    Website
  • Monday
    Sep 6 2010
    PDX Jelly coworking

    NedSpace Old Town

    Jelly is free casual coworking... we started in Portland last year and are now hosted twice a month! Anyone is welcome to come. Bring your laptop or an old-fashioned notebook, as well as something you're working on: whether it's an online business, an art project, coding, writing or something else, and work alongside other creative, fun people. Hope to see you there! See http://WorkAtJelly.com for more background.

    We'll each work on our own thing in the same space. Meet new friends, share common interests, trade ideas, brainstorm, get some work done, go out to lunch together, and maybe even get some business referrals.

    RSVP at http://wiki.workatjelly.com/JellyInPortland with your name, the time you expect to arrive, and what you'll be working on.

    Website
  • Friday
    Aug 27 2010
    Portland Ten Summer Social

    We are excited to celebrate the completion of Portland Ten's 2010 Summer Startup Challenge. It has been a great summer and we would like to recognize all of our founders' hard work!

    We will be honoring the graduates of the summer Portland Ten and Sprint programs as well as celebrating the 18-month birthday of Portland Ten! Drinks and dessert will be served!

    Please RSVP on Upcoming @ http://bit.ly/dBHh3R or email [email protected].

    Website
  • Monday
    Aug 2 2010
    PDX Jelly: free casual coworking

    NedSpace Old Town

    PDX Jelly, free casual coworking, (work on your own thing in the same space with other people) For artists, techies, entrepreneurs, business owners, marketers, web and software folks, writers, researchers, etc. Video info here: http://WorkAtJelly.com/ RSVP here: http://wiki.workatjelly.com/JellyInPortland It'll be great to see you!

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jul 28 2010
    OSBridge 2011 General Interest Meeting

    NedSpace Old Town

    Are you interested in planning the 2011 Open Source Bridge conference?

    The come to our first meeting for next year's conference. We'll be talking about the needs for next year and starting to form the organizing team for 2011.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jul 20 2010
    PDXPHP - Five Tips to Make Good Object-Oriented Code Better

    NedSpace Old Town

    As more and more PHP applications move into the object-oriented paradigm, good design is crucial. Concepts like dependency injection, testing, use of interfaces and abstraction are important ideas that deserve consideration in the development of these applications. "Five Tips To Make Good Object-Oriented Code Better" is a discussion of five concepts in the object-oriented paradigm that help improve the stability, structure and maintainability of object-oriented code in PHP.

    The speaker, Brandon Savage, is a five-year veteran of PHP with experience working on large object-oriented applications, and currently works for Message Systems, based in Columbia, MD.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jun 15 2010
    PDXPHP - Monthly Meeting

    NedSpace Old Town

    The PDXPHP user group meets every 3rd Tuesday.

    We will have 2 to 4 10-20 minute slots. The format is informal, It is completely acceptable to take a slot and discuss ‘this cool PHP thing you found’

    Simply add comments back at pdxphp.org if you would like to present at this Meeting

    • my adventures with kohana3 thus far (sam keen)
    Website
  • Monday
    Jun 7 2010
    PDX Jelly free coworking

    NedSpace Old Town

    PDX Jelly, free casual coworking, (work on your own thing in the same space with other people) will be hosted monthly on First Mondays. Starting this Monday, June 7, 10am-4pm, at NedSpace OldTown! For artists, techies, entrepreneurs, business owners, marketers, web and software folks, writers, researchers, etc. Video info here: http://WorkAtJelly.com/ RSVP here: http://wiki.workatjelly.com/JellyInPortland It'll be great to see you!

    Website
  • Thursday
    May 20 2010
    Founders Orientation

    We are looking forward to kicking off the Portland Startup Challenge on June 7.

    We'd like to invite you to attend an upcoming Orientation meeting-- we will review specifics of the program, and you can meet some of the other founder candidates, and alumni who have previously participated:

    Thursday, May 20, 5-6 pm at NedSpace Old Town, 117 NW 5th Ave. Thursday, May 27, 5-6 pm at NedSpace Old Town, 117 NW 5th Ave. Thursday, June 3, 5-6 pm at NedSpace Old Town, 117 NW 5th Ave.

    Please RSVP to let us know which session you'll be attending. In the meantime, we encourage you to get to know Portland Ten better by:

    1. Reading what previous participants have said about their experience in the program: http://www.portlandten.com/the-ten/

    2. Dropping by Founders' Coffee-- Tuesdays, 9 am at Backspace, 115 NW 5th Ave.

    3. Call or email with any questions you have as you're going through the decision-making process: http://www.portlandten.com/contact/

    Also, please make sure that you have scheduled a Checkup with Nick Cottle-- ncottle@portlandten.com-- and applied for a scholarship if interested-- http://www.portlandten.com/scholarships.

  • Tuesday
    May 18 2010
    PDXPHP - Monthly Meeting

    NedSpace Old Town

    The PDXPHP user groups meets every 3rd Tuesday.

    This Meeting topic is still to be determined. Typically this posting will be updated with the meeting details a few weeks before the meeting

    Our Mission: The Portland PHP Users Group is a community forum for people to share, meet and learn about PHP and Open Source technologies. The group strives to be a valuable resource for anyone interested in PHP regardless of their skill level or background. Through sharing and communication we believe we can foster a creative and successful community of PHP developers.

    Website
  • Saturday
    May 8 2010
    Calagator Code Sprint

    NedSpace Old Town

    Come help make Calagator better! Everyone is welcome to attend and help, whether you're a programmer, designer, documentation writer, or even an enthusiastic user.

    Website
  • Saturday
    May 1 2010
    Unofficial CivicApps Meetup

    NedSpace Old Town

    The official CiviCode Day is postponed for a bit, but why not meet up and talk about what you're doing with local data sets anyhow? We'll do some informal show & tell for anyone with a project already started, then people can team up to explore the data or work on app ideas.

    What's CivicApps?

    CivicApps is a Portland-area regional open data initiative, aimed at making civic data open to the public for analysis and software development. There will also a contest for applications developed using this data. You can find out more and browse the available data sets at http://www.civicapps.org/.

  • Thursday
    Apr 22 2010
    FundingUniverse CrowdPitch Portland, OR

    NedSpace Old Town

    Please join us - it is a great time for business owners or potential business owners to get in front of investors and see live presentations with a panel of experts!

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Apr 21 2010
    PDX Jelly free coworking

    NedSpace Old Town

    This Wednesday, April 21, come to PDX Jelly, totally free, casual coworking. Work on your own thing in the same space with others. Info at: http://WorkAtJelly.com

    Call Alex at (503) 468-3950 when you arrive.

    RSVP at http://wiki.workatjelly.com/JellyInPortland with when you'll be here and what you're working on, or Twitter: #PDX #Jelly

    Hope to see you here!

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Apr 20 2010
    PDXPHP - Monthly Meeting

    NedSpace Old Town

    The PDXPHP user groups meets every 3rd Tuesday.

    This Meeting topic is still to be determined. Typically this posting will be updated with the meeting details a few weeks before the meeting

    Our Mission: The Portland PHP Users Group is a community forum for people to share, meet and learn about PHP and Open Source technologies. The group strives to be a valuable resource for anyone interested in PHP regardless of their skill level or background. Through sharing and communication we believe we can foster a creative and successful community of PHP developers.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Apr 15 2010
    Portland Ten Skill Development Workshop: Product Management with Amy Winkelman

    ADDITIONAL EVENT INFO Schedule & Topics

    Workshops are held January 28- April 16,2010, on Tuesdays 2-4 pm and Thursdays 6-8 pm at NedSpace Old Town– for a full schedule of workshops & topics: http://www.portlandten.com/skills

    Pricing

    Passes can be purchased at the door-- cash or check at the door only, please. If you need to pay by credit card, please let a staff member know.

    • 1 Workshop Pass: $20
    • 1 Track Pass (3 sessions in one topic): $45
    • Unlimited Pass (up to 24 sessions): $150

    Specials

    Upgrade: if you purchase a pass and would like to upgrade to another package, we’ll pro-rate it and you’ll pay only the difference between the passes.

    Portland Ten: current participants & alumni attend free.

    Six Week Sprint: current participants & alumni may purchase an unlimited pass for $20.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Apr 13 2010
    Portland Ten Skill Development Workshop: Sales for Startups with the Olsen Group

    ADDITIONAL EVENT INFO Schedule & Topics

    Workshops are held January 28- April 16,2010, on Tuesdays 2-4 pm and Thursdays 6-8 pm at NedSpace Old Town– for a full schedule of workshops & topics: http://www.portlandten.com/skills

    Pricing

    Passes can be purchased at the door-- cash or check at the door only, please. If you need to pay by credit card, please let a staff member know.

    • 1 Workshop Pass: $20
    • 1 Track Pass (3 sessions in one topic): $45
    • Unlimited Pass (up to 24 sessions): $150

    Specials

    Upgrade: if you purchase a pass and would like to upgrade to another package, we’ll pro-rate it and you’ll pay only the difference between the passes.

    Portland Ten: current participants & alumni attend free.

    Six Week Sprint: current participants & alumni may purchase an unlimited pass for $20

    Website
  • Thursday
    Apr 8 2010
    Portland Ten Skill Development Workshop: Public Relations with The Stephenson Group

    ADDITIONAL EVENT INFO Schedule & Topics

    Workshops are held January 28- April 16,2010, on Tuesdays 2-4 pm and Thursdays 6-8 pm at NedSpace Old Town– for a full schedule of workshops & topics: http://www.portlandten.com/skills

    Pricing

    Passes can be purchased at the door-- cash or check at the door only, please. If you need to pay by credit card, please let a staff member know.

    • 1 Workshop Pass: $20
    • 1 Track Pass (3 sessions in one topic): $45
    • Unlimited Pass (up to 24 sessions): $150

    Specials

    Upgrade: if you purchase a pass and would like to upgrade to another package, we’ll pro-rate it and you’ll pay only the difference between the passes.

    Portland Ten: current participants & alumni attend free.

    Six Week Sprint: current participants & alumni may purchase an unlimited pass for $20.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Apr 7 2010
    Demolicious! Awesome Portland Web Projects Demoed

    Come see the great stuff your fellow Portlanders have been working on. There will be several ten minute demos of new products and side projects.

    Lineup: * Taplister * Durocast * MuGaSha * Icon Rainbow * Green Goose

    Show off your project at this, or a future, Demolicious: http://pdxwi.com/demolicious

  • Tuesday
    Apr 6 2010
    Portland Ten Skill Development Workshop: Legal for Startups with Stephen Davis of Davis Wright Tremaine

    ADDITIONAL EVENT INFO Schedule & Topics

    Workshops are held January 28- April 16,2010, on Tuesdays 2-4 pm and Thursdays 6-8 pm at NedSpace Old Town– for a full schedule of workshops & topics: http://www.portlandten.com/skills

    Pricing

    Passes can be purchased at the door-- cash or check at the door only, please. If you need to pay by credit card, please let a staff member know.

    • 1 Workshop Pass: $20
    • 1 Track Pass (3 sessions in one topic): $45
    • Unlimited Pass (up to 24 sessions): $150

    Specials

    Upgrade: if you purchase a pass and would like to upgrade to another package, we’ll pro-rate it and you’ll pay only the difference between the passes.

    Portland Ten: current participants & alumni attend free.

    Six Week Sprint: current participants & alumni may purchase an unlimited pass for $20.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Apr 1 2010
    Portland Ten Skill Development Workshop: Accounting with Perkins and Company

    ADDITIONAL EVENT INFO Schedule & Topics

    Workshops are held January 28- April 16,2010, on Tuesdays 2-4 pm and Thursdays 6-8 pm at NedSpace Old Town– for a full schedule of workshops & topics: http://www.portlandten.com/skills

    Pricing

    Passes can be purchased at the door-- cash or check at the door only, please. If you need to pay by credit card, please let a staff member know.

    • 1 Workshop Pass: $20
    • 1 Track Pass (3 sessions in one topic): $45
    • Unlimited Pass (up to 24 sessions): $150

    Specials

    Upgrade: if you purchase a pass and would like to upgrade to another package, we’ll pro-rate it and you’ll pay only the difference between the passes.

    Portland Ten: current participants & alumni attend free.

    Six Week Sprint: current participants & alumni may purchase an unlimited pass for $20.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Mar 30 2010
    Portland Ten Skill Development Workshop: Venture Capital Funding with Carolynn Duncan

    ADDITIONAL EVENT INFO Schedule & Topics

    Workshops are held January 28- April 16,2010, on Tuesdays 2-4 pm and Thursdays 6-8 pm at NedSpace Old Town– for a full schedule of workshops & topics: http://www.portlandten.com/skills

    Pricing

    Passes can be purchased at the door-- cash or check at the door only, please. If you need to pay by credit card, please let a staff member know.

    • 1 Workshop Pass: $20
    • 1 Track Pass (3 sessions in one topic): $45
    • Unlimited Pass (up to 24 sessions): $150

    Specials

    Upgrade: if you purchase a pass and would like to upgrade to another package, we’ll pro-rate it and you’ll pay only the difference between the passes.

    Portland Ten: current participants & alumni attend free.

    Six Week Sprint: current participants & alumni may purchase an unlimited pass for $20.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Mar 25 2010
    Portland Ten Skill Development Workshop: Financial Forescasting with Jim McConnell CFO

    ADDITIONAL EVENT INFO Schedule & Topics

    Workshops are held January 28- April 16,2010, on Tuesdays 2-4 pm and Thursdays 6-8 pm at NedSpace Old Town– for a full schedule of workshops & topics: http://www.portlandten.com/skills

    Pricing

    Passes can be purchased at the door-- cash or check at the door only, please. If you need to pay by credit card, please let a staff member know.

    • 1 Workshop Pass: $20
    • 1 Track Pass (3 sessions in one topic): $45
    • Unlimited Pass (up to 24 sessions): $150

    Specials

    Upgrade: if you purchase a pass and would like to upgrade to another package, we’ll pro-rate it and you’ll pay only the difference between the passes.

    Portland Ten: current participants & alumni attend free.

    Six Week Sprint: current participants & alumni may purchase an unlimited pass for $20.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Mar 23 2010
    Portland Ten Skill Development Workshop: Accounting with Perkins & Company

    ADDITIONAL EVENT INFO Schedule & Topics

    Workshops are held January 28- April 16,2010, on Tuesdays 2-4 pm and Thursdays 6-8 pm at NedSpace Old Town– for a full schedule of workshops & topics: http://www.portlandten.com/skills

    Pricing

    Passes can be purchased at the door-- cash or check at the door only, please. If you need to pay by credit card, please let a staff member know.

    • 1 Workshop Pass: $20
    • 1 Track Pass (3 sessions in one topic): $45
    • Unlimited Pass (up to 24 sessions): $150

    Specials

    Upgrade: if you purchase a pass and would like to upgrade to another package, we’ll pro-rate it and you’ll pay only the difference between the passes.

    Portland Ten: current participants & alumni attend free.

    Six Week Sprint: current participants & alumni may purchase an unlimited pass for $20.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Mar 18 2010
    Portland Ten Skill Development Workshop: Sales With The Olsen Group

    ADDITIONAL EVENT INFO Schedule & Topics

    Workshops are held January 28- April 16,2010, on Tuesdays 2-4 pm and Thursdays 6-8 pm at NedSpace Old Town– for a full schedule of workshops & topics: http://www.portlandten.com/skills

    Pricing

    Passes can be purchased at the door-- cash or check at the door only, please. If you need to pay by credit card, please let a staff member know.

    • 1 Workshop Pass: $20
    • 1 Track Pass (3 sessions in one topic): $45
    • Unlimited Pass (up to 24 sessions): $150

    Specials

    Upgrade: if you purchase a pass and would like to upgrade to another package, we’ll pro-rate it and you’ll pay only the difference between the passes.

    Portland Ten: current participants & alumni attend free.

    Six Week Sprint: current participants & alumni may purchase an unlimited pass for $20.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Mar 16 2010
    PDXPHP - Monthy Meeting

    NedSpace Old Town

    The PDXPHP user groups meets every 3rd Tuesday.

    This Meeting topic is still to be determined. Typically this posting will be updated with the meeting details a few weeks before the meeting

    Our Mission: The Portland PHP Users Group is a community forum for people to share, meet and learn about PHP and Open Source technologies. The group strives to be a valuable resource for anyone interested in PHP regardless of their skill level or background. Through sharing and communication we believe we can foster a creative and successful community of PHP developers.

    Website
  • Portland Ten Skill Development Workshop: Debt Financing With Silicon Valley Bank

    ADDITIONAL EVENT INFO Schedule & Topics

    Workshops are held January 28- April 16,2010, on Tuesdays 2-4 pm and Thursdays 6-8 pm at NedSpace Old Town– for a full schedule of workshops & topics: http://www.portlandten.com/skills

    Pricing

    Passes can be purchased at the door-- cash or check at the door only, please. If you need to pay by credit card, please let a staff member know.

    • 1 Workshop Pass: $20
    • 1 Track Pass (3 sessions in one topic): $45
    • Unlimited Pass (up to 24 sessions): $150

    Specials

    Upgrade: if you purchase a pass and would like to upgrade to another package, we’ll pro-rate it and you’ll pay only the difference between the passes.

    Portland Ten: current participants & alumni attend free.

    Six Week Sprint: current participants & alumni may purchase an unlimited pass for $20.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Mar 11 2010
    Portland Ten Skill Development Workshop: Product Management with Amy Winkelman

    ADDITIONAL EVENT INFO Schedule & Topics

    Workshops are held January 28- April 16,2010, on Tuesdays 2-4 pm and Thursdays 6-8 pm at NedSpace Old Town– for a full schedule of workshops & topics: http://www.portlandten.com/skills

    Pricing

    Passes can be purchased at the door-- cash or check at the door only, please. If you need to pay by credit card, please let a staff member know.

    • 1 Workshop Pass: $20
    • 1 Track Pass (3 sessions in one topic): $45
    • Unlimited Pass (up to 24 sessions): $150

    Specials

    Upgrade: if you purchase a pass and would like to upgrade to another package, we’ll pro-rate it and you’ll pay only the difference between the passes.

    Portland Ten: current participants & alumni attend free.

    Six Week Sprint: current participants & alumni may purchase an unlimited pass for $20.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Mar 9 2010
    Portland Ten Skill Development Workshop: VC Funding with Carolynn Duncan

    Join Portland Ten’s Carolynn Duncan as we discuss VC Funding for Startups

    ADDITIONAL EVENT INFO Schedule & Topics

    Workshops are held January 28- April 16,2010, on Tuesdays 2-4 pm and Thursdays 6-8 pm at NedSpace Old Town– for a full schedule of workshops & topics: http://www.portlandten.com/skills

    Pricing

    Passes can be purchased at the door-- cash or check at the door only, please. If you need to pay by credit card, please let a staff member know.

    • 1 Workshop Pass: $20
    • 1 Track Pass (3 sessions in one topic): $45
    • Unlimited Pass (up to 24 sessions): $150

    Specials

    Upgrade: if you purchase a pass and would like to upgrade to another package, we’ll pro-rate it and you’ll pay only the difference between the passes.

    Portland Ten: current participants & alumni attend free.

    Six Week Sprint: current participants & alumni may purchase an unlimited pass for $20.

    Website
  • Friday
    Mar 5 2010
    Startup Weekend
    through
    NedSpace Old Town

    Join us for the second Startup Weekend in Portland! Come with or without an idea to the weekend and spend the next 54 hours building it instead of just talking about it with a room full of your peers and mentors. 7-meals are included. Check the website for more info.

    Website
  • Startup Weekend
    through
    NedSpace Old Town

    A 54 hour event to help take entrepreneurs on an exercise from idea to launch. Come meet other passionate startup enthusiasts for a weekend of fun, food, drinks, and startups. No Talk. All Action.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Mar 4 2010
    Portland Ten Skill Development Workshop 11: Financial Forecasting with Jim McConnell

    ADDITIONAL EVENT INFO Schedule & Topics

    Workshops are held January 28- April 16,2010, on Tuesdays 2-4 pm and Thursdays 6-8 pm at NedSpace Old Town– for a full schedule of workshops & topics: http://www.portlandten.com/skills

    Pricing

    Passes can be purchased at the door-- cash or check at the door only, please. If you need to pay by credit card, please let a staff member know.

    • 1 Workshop Pass: $20
    • 1 Track Pass (3 sessions in one topic): $45
    • Unlimited Pass (up to 24 sessions): $150

    Specials

    Upgrade: if you purchase a pass and would like to upgrade to another package, we’ll pro-rate it and you’ll pay only the difference between the passes.

    Portland Ten: current participants & alumni attend free.

    Six Week Sprint: current participants & alumni may purchase an unlimited pass for $20

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Mar 2 2010
    Portland Ten Skill Development Workshop: Legal with Steve Davis, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

    Join Portland Ten and Steve Davis of Davis Wright Tremaine as we explore Legal for Startups

    Schedule & Topics

    Workshops are held January 28- April 16,2010, on Tuesdays 2-4 pm and Thursdays 6-8 pm at NedSpace Old Town– for a full schedule of workshops & topics: http://www.portlandten.com/skills

    Pricing

    Passes can be purchased at the door-- cash or check at the door only, please. If you need to pay by credit card, please let a staff member know.

    • 1 Workshop Pass: $20
    • 1 Track Pass (3 sessions in one topic): $45
    • Unlimited Pass (up to 24 sessions): $150

    Specials

    Upgrade: if you purchase a pass and would like to upgrade to another package, we’ll pro-rate it and you’ll pay only the difference between the passes.

    Portland Ten: current participants & alumni attend free.

    Six Week Sprint: current participants & alumni may purchase an unlimited pass for $20.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Feb 25 2010
    Portland Ten Skill Development Workshop 9: FINANCIAL FORECASTING with JIM MCCONNELL

    Join Portland Ten as we explore Financial Forecasting for startups with Jim McConnell CFO

    ADDITIONAL EVENT INFO Schedule & Topics

    Workshops are held January 28- April 16,2010, on Tuesdays 2-4 pm and Thursdays 6-8 pm at NedSpace Old Town– for a full schedule of workshops & topics: http://www.portlandten.com/skills

    Pricing

    Passes can be purchased at the door-- cash or check at the door only, please. If you need to pay by credit card, please let a staff member know.

    • 1 Workshop Pass: $20
    • 1 Track Pass (3 sessions in one topic): $45
    • Unlimited Pass (up to 24 sessions): $150

    Specials

    Upgrade: if you purchase a pass and would like to upgrade to another package, we’ll pro-rate it and you’ll pay only the difference between the passes.

    Portland Ten: current participants & alumni attend free.

    Six Week Sprint: current participants & alumni may purchase an unlimited pass for $20.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Feb 23 2010
    Portland Ten Skill Development Workshop 8: Accounting with Perkins & Company

    Join Portland Ten and Perkins & Company as we explore Accounting 101 for Startups

    ADDITIONAL EVENT INFO Schedule & Topics

    Workshops are held January 28- April 16,2010, on Tuesdays 2-4 pm and Thursdays 6-8 pm at NedSpace Old Town– for a full schedule of workshops & topics: http://www.portlandten.com/skills

    Pricing

    Passes can be purchased at the door-- cash or check at the door only, please. If you need to pay by credit card, please let a staff member know.

    • 1 Workshop Pass: $20
    • 1 Track Pass (3 sessions in one topic): $45
    • Unlimited Pass (up to 24 sessions): $150

    Specials

    Upgrade: if you purchase a pass and would like to upgrade to another package, we’ll pro-rate it and you’ll pay only the difference between the passes.

    Portland Ten: current participants & alumni attend free.

    Six Week Sprint: current participants & alumni may purchase an unlimited pass for $20.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Feb 16 2010
    PDXPHP - Monthy Meeting

    NedSpace Old Town

    We will have 2 to 4 10-20 minute slots. The format is informal, It is completely acceptable to take a slot and discuss ‘this cool PHP thing you found’

    I can start it off with

    Topics

    15 minutes to a leaner LAMP. Buy the “LAMP Blaster” now! This will be a quick discussion of how in a short amount of time you can reduce the resource needs of your LAMP stack. (@samkeen)

    Website
  • Thursday
    Feb 11 2010
    Portland Ten Skill Development Workshop 5: PR with Stephenson

    Join Portland Ten as we explore the changing public relations needs for start ups.

    Schedule & Topics

    Workshops are held January 28- April 16,2010, on Tuesdays 2-4 pm and Thursdays 6-8 pm at NedSpace Old Town– a full schedule of workshops & topics will be released January 26th at http://www.portlandten.com/skills.

    Pricing

    Passes can be purchased at the door-- cash or check at the door only, please. If you need to pay by credit card, please let a staff member know.

    • 1 Workshop Pass: $20
    • 1 Track Pass (3 sessions in one topic): $45
    • Unlimited Pass (up to 24 sessions): $150

    Specials

    Upgrade: if you purchase a pass and would like to upgrade to another package, we’ll pro-rate it and you’ll pay only the difference between the passes.

    Portland Ten: current participants & alumni attend free.

    Six Week Sprint: current participants & alumni may purchase an unlimited pass for $20.

  • Tuesday
    Feb 9 2010
    Portland Ten Skill Development Workshop 4: VC Funding

    Join Portland Ten as we navigate the opportunities and challenges of VC Funding for start-ups.

    Schedule & Topics

    Workshops are held January 28- April 16,2010, on Tuesdays 2-4 pm and Thursdays 6-8 pm at NedSpace Old Town– a full schedule of workshops & topics will be released January 26th at http://www.portlandten.com/skills.

    Pricing

    Passes can be purchased at the door-- cash or check at the door only, please. If you need to pay by credit card, please let a staff member know.

    • 1 Workshop Pass: $20
    • 1 Track Pass (3 sessions in one topic): $45
    • Unlimited Pass (up to 24 sessions): $150

    Specials

    Upgrade: if you purchase a pass and would like to upgrade to another package, we’ll pro-rate it and you’ll pay only the difference between the passes.

    Portland Ten: current participants & alumni attend free.

    Six Week Sprint: current participants & alumni may purchase an unlimited pass for $20. Website: http://www.portlandten.com/skills

    Website
  • Thursday
    Feb 4 2010
    Portland Ten Skill Development Workshop 3: Legal with Steve Davis, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

    Join Steve Davis of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP as he explains the legal landscape for startups including securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and financing transactions.

    Davis focuses his legal practice on business transactions and assisting public companies with their reporting obligations. He has more than ten years of business transactions experience, both as in-house corporate counsel and with two law firms.

    Schedule & Topics

    Workshops are held January 28- April 16,2010, on Tuesdays 2-4 pm and Thursdays 6-8 pm at NedSpace Old Town– a full schedule of workshops & topics will be released January 26th at http://www.portlandten.com/skills.

    Pricing

    Passes can be purchased at the door-- cash or check at the door only, please. If you need to pay by credit card, please let a staff member know.

    • 1 Workshop Pass: $20
    • 1 Track Pass (3 sessions in one topic): $45
    • Unlimited Pass (up to 24 sessions): $150

    Specials

    Upgrade: if you purchase a pass and would like to upgrade to another package, we’ll pro-rate it and you’ll pay only the difference between the passes.

    Portland Ten: current participants & alumni attend free.

    Six Week Sprint: current participants & alumni may purchase an unlimited pass for $20. Website: http://www.portlandten.com/skills

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Feb 2 2010
    Portland Ten Skill Development Workshop 2: Financial Forecast with Jim McConnell, CFO

    A financial forecast is an estimate of future financial outcomes for a company. Using historical internal accounting and sales data, in addition to external market and economic indicators, a financial forecast is an economist's best guess of what will happen to a company in financial terms over a given time period.

    Jim McConnell is a results oriented professional that has worked with CEO’s, CFO’s, Managing Partners, Partnership Groups, General Managers and Management Teams in a variety of business environments to identify and realize millions of dollars in improvements to bottom line results over course of career.


    About Skill Development Workshops

    Portland Ten is joined for the Winter 2010 session by our new Community Sponsors, including the Olsen Group, Davis, Wright, Tremaine, Perkins & Company, Silicon Valley Bank, Stephenson Group, Amy Winkelman Consulting, and Jim McConnell, CFO.

    Community Sponsors make financial and/or in-kind contributions to Portland Ten’s Perpetual Entrepreneurship Fund and offer Skill Development workshops in sales, legal, accounting, debt finance, public relations, product management, financial forecasting, and more.

    Schedule & Topics

    Workshops are held January 28- April 16,2010, on Tuesdays 2-4 pm and Thursdays 6-8 pm at NedSpace Old Town– a full schedule of workshops & topics will be released January 26th at http://www.portlandten.com/skills.

    Pricing

    Passes can be purchased at the door-- cash or check at the door only, please. If you need to pay by credit card, please let a staff member know.

    • 1 Workshop Pass: $20
    • 1 Track Pass (3 sessions in one topic): $45
    • Unlimited Pass (up to 24 sessions): $150

    Specials

    Upgrade: if you purchase a pass and would like to upgrade to another package, we’ll pro-rate it and you’ll pay only the difference between the passes.

    Portland Ten: current participants & alumni attend free.

    Six Week Sprint: current participants & alumni may purchase an unlimited pass for $20.

  • Thursday
    Jan 28 2010
    Open Source Bridge 2010 Town Hall

    The Conference for Open Source Citizens is back in 2010, this time with MORE:

    * Sessions for collaborative hacking
    * Coffee in the afternoon
    * Ways to grow our community
    * Fabulous opportunities to volunteer
    * and... MORE COOKIES!
    

    Join the Open Source Bridge Organization Team for a Town Hall event. We'll be sharing with you our plans for this year's conference as well as announcing the date we'll open the call for proposals. We also want to hear your input about the sessions you'd like to see this year.

    Open Source Bridge cannot happen without community involvement. Come hear the volunteer opportunities we need filled and sign up to make your event a success.

    Website
  • Portland Ten Skill Development Workshop 1: 16 Things That Indicate You Get It

    We will kick off Portland Ten Winter 2010 with our first Skill Development Workshop-- "16 Things That Indicate You're An Entrepreneur Who Gets It".

    Come ready to honestly evaluate your strengths & weaknesses as an entrepreneur, and determine major areas to strengthen over the coming months.

    This Workshop, normally $20 per session, is free to all attendees on January 28th, in celebration of the launch of our Winter 2010 programs.


    About Skill Development Workshops

    Portland Ten is joined for the Winter 2010 session by our new Community Sponsors, including the Olsen Group, Davis, Wright, Tremaine, Perkins & Company, Silicon Valley Bank, Stephenson Group, Amy Winkelman Consulting, and Jim McConnell, CFO.

    Community Sponsors make financial and/or in-kind contributions to Portland Ten’s Perpetual Entrepreneurship Fund and offer Skill Development workshops in sales, legal, accounting, debt finance, public relations, product management, financial forecasting, and more.

    Schedule & Topics

    Workshops are held January 28- April 16,2010, on Tuesdays 2-4 pm and Thursdays 6-8 pm at NedSpace Old Town– a full schedule of workshops & topics will be released January 26th at http://www.portlandten.com/skills.

    Pricing

    Please note: this Workshop, normally $20 per session, is free to all attendees on January 28th, in celebration of the launch of our Winter 2010 programs.

    Passes can be purchased at the door-- cash or check at the door only, please. If you need to pay by credit card, please let a staff member know.

    * 1 Workshop Pass: $20
    * 1 Track Pass (3 sessions in one topic): $45
    * Unlimited Pass (up to 24 sessions): $150
    

    Specials

    Upgrade: if you purchase a pass and would like to upgrade to another package, we’ll pro-rate it and you’ll pay only the difference between the passes.

    Portland Ten: current participants & alumni attend free.

    Six Week Sprint: current participants & alumni may purchase an unlimited pass for $20.

    Website
  • Saturday
    Jan 23 2010
    CrisisCamp Portland: Assist Haiti's relief efforts

    NedSpace Old Town

    Please RSVP for this FREE event and get further information at the website above.

    This Saturday, (and Sunday if there's interest) CrisisCamp will bring together volunteers to collaborate on technology projects which aim to assist in Haiti's relief efforts by providing data, information, maps and technical assistance to NGOs, relief agencies and the public.

    This event is free and open to the public. You don't have to be technical to volunteer time. There will be projects that can be done by anybody who has used Google.

    For more info: - Follow global effort: @CrisisCamp - Follow Portland effort: @CrisisCampPDX - Join Portland mailing list: http://groups.google.com/group/crisiscamppdx

    Website
  • Friday
    Jan 22 2010
    CrisisCamp Portland: public planning meeting, bring your own lunch

    NedSpace Old Town

    Help us plan this weekend's CrisisCampPDX. Bring your lunch to NedSpace and look for the "CrisisCampPDX" sign inside. You don't need to be there the entire time, come to as much of it as you can. You can get take-out lunch at nearby restaurants, like in Chinatown or the foodcarts at 10th and SW Alder.

    More about CrisisCampPDX: - RSVP for the free event: http://crisiscamphaitipdx.eventbrite.com/ - Follow the global effort: @CrisisCamp - Follow Portland effort: @CrisisCampPDX - Join Portland mailing list: http://groups.google.com/group/crisiscamppdx

    Website
  • Thursday
    Jan 21 2010
    Founders Orientation

    We are currently interviewing a terrific group of founders, and look forward to kicking off the program on January 25th.

    We'd like to invite you to attend an upcoming Orientation meeting-- we will review specifics of the program, and you can meet some of the other founder candidates:

    Tuesday, January 19th, 5-6 pm at NedSpace Old Town, 117 NW 5th Ave.

    Thursday, January 21st, 5-6 pm at NedSpace Old Town, 117 NW 5th Ave.

    Please RSVP to let us know which session you'll be attending. In the meantime, we encourage you to get to know Portland Ten better by:

    1. Reading what previous participants have said about their experience in the program: http://www.portlandten.com/the-ten/

    2. Dropping by Founders' Coffee-- Tuesdays, 9 am at Daily Cafe, 13th & Kearney NW.

    3. Call or email with any questions you have as you're going through the decision-making process: http://www.portlandten.com/contact/

    Also, please make sure that you have scheduled a Checkup with Nick Cottle-- ncottle@portlandten.com-- and applied for a scholarship if interested-- http://www.portlandten.com/scholarships.

  • Tuesday
    Jan 19 2010
    PDXPHP - Monthly Meeting :: Symfony In The Cloud

    NedSpace Old Town

    This will be a narrative presentation of one user's experience as Lead Developer on Nebul.us upgrading a Symfony application for deployment to Amazon's cloud-based infrastructure.

    We will discuss the obstacles met along the way, including juggling master and slave database connections, writing uploaded files to S3, and distributing static assets using the CloudFront CDN.

    Additionally, integration with the Symfony configuration and environments system will be demonstrated, allowing one application to be developed locally and seamlessly deployed to the cloud.

    Presenter: Kris Wallsmith twitter.com/kriswallsmith

    Website
  • Founders Orientation

    We are currently interviewing a terrific group of founders, and look forward to kicking off the program on January 25th.

    We'd like to invite you to attend an upcoming Orientation meeting-- we will review specifics of the program, and you can meet some of the other founder candidates:

    Tuesday, January 19th, 5-6 pm at NedSpace Old Town, 117 NW 5th Ave.

    Thursday, January 21st, 5-6 pm at NedSpace Old Town, 117 NW 5th Ave.

    Please RSVP to let us know which session you'll be attending. In the meantime, we encourage you to get to know Portland Ten better by:

    1. Reading what previous participants have said about their experience in the program: http://www.portlandten.com/the-ten/

    2. Dropping by Founders' Coffee-- Tuesdays, 9 am at Daily Cafe, 13th & Kearney NW.

    3. Call or email with any questions you have as you're going through the decision-making process: http://www.portlandten.com/contact/

    Also, please make sure that you have scheduled a Checkup with Nick Cottle-- ncottle@portlandten.com-- and applied for a scholarship if interested-- http://www.portlandten.com/scholarships.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Dec 17 2009
    Portland Ten/NedSpace Annual Christmas Potluck

    We'd like to thank everyone in the Portland Ten community for a fantastic 2009! Join us as we celebrate both the holidays and wrapping up our first year of work with the Portland startup community.

    We'll take a few minutes to show a slideshow of photos of our founders & the community from our programs & events over this past year, and give you a sneak peak at what's coming up in 2010.

    Bring a dish and a bottle and let’s celebrate a great year!

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Dec 16 2009
    Portland Ten Field Trip: FundingUniverse CrowdPitch (updated time)

    NedSpace Old Town

    What is CrowdPitch?

    This event will bring entrepreneurs, innovators, mentors, support providers, and investors together in an informal and energetic setting.

    Think ´America Idol´ — selected entrepreneurs will have 4 minutes to pitch their company to both a panel of experts & a live audience, followed immediately by a 3-minute Q&A session with the panel.

    A free networking luncheon will follow the formal pitch.

    Event Details

    * 11:30 - 1:00 pm
    * December 16
    * NedSpace - Old Town
    * 117 NW 5th Ave
    * Suite 210
    * Portland, OR 97209
    

    Prizes

    The winner gets over $10,000 of services from our sponsors:

    * StoelRives: legal services = $500 value
    * SEO.com: 10 hours or seo work = $1,500 value
    * NOWAdvisors: 12 hours of financial & accounting services = $1,800 value
    * Jive Communications: 6 months of phone service = $1,800 value
    * Newswire: 1 press release written & submitted = $500 value
    * FundingUniverse: startup services = $2,500 value
    * NedSpace: 6 months of office-space
    

    How it Works:

    Pitching Companies:

    FundingUniverse will select several companies to present on-stage at the CrowdPitch event. The presenting companies will complete a mandatory coaching session TBA.

    Panel of Experts:

    A panel of experts has agreed to judge the CrowdPitch presentations

    Audience Participation:

    Attendees in the audience will receive $100 of play "Monopoly" money that they will use to "invest" in their favorite company pitch. After all of the presentations, the audience will place their monopoly cash into their favorite CrowdPitch presentation.

    Selecting the Winning Presenters:

    After all of the presentations, 2 winning presenters will be announced based on the amount of "monopoly cash" that is "invested" (one by the panel of expert investors and the other by the audience).

    Sponsors

    Amazon Stoel Rives NOWAdvisors SEO.com NewsWire Jive NedSpace

    Website
  • Monday
    Dec 14 2009
    Portland Functional Programming Study Group

    DISCUSSION TOPICS: * "Haskell Binary Parsing Showdown: Data.Serialize VS Data.Binary" by Trevor Elliott and Don Stewart. These two packages represent two ends of the spectrum for efficient parsing of binary, structured data in Haskell. The authors of both packages will show down describing the design and implementation, the benefits and the downsides. * "Control.Monad.Random" by Julian Blake Kongslie * "Linux Kernel Modules with Haskell" by Thomas DuBuisson * "Command-line argument/option parsing" by Bart Massey * "Unchecked unsafeCoerce and alternatives" by Thomas DuBuisson and Bart Massey

    ABOUT: Join programmers, researchers and enthusiasts to discuss functional programming. pdxfunc is a study/user group exploring the world of functional programming based in Portland, Oregon. The group welcomes programmers interested in all functional languages, including Haskell, Erlang, OCaml, Scala, and others. The group meets regularly and provides presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. The meetings are usually on the second Monday of the month.

    VENUE: Space for the meeting is kindly provided by NedSpace, a co-working space for startups, innovative technology companies, non-profits, artists and social entrepreneurs.

    Website
  • Saturday
    Dec 12 2009
    Calagator code sprint

    NedSpace Old Town

    Help us improve Calagator -- join us for a code sprint.

    Everyone is welcome to participate, even those that haven't been at a code sprint before. These events are great for learning more about creating software, agile development, Ruby and Rails, and finding ways to work better with others in a friendly environment, all while making a genuine contribution to an open source community project. We'll work iteratively throughout the day, so you can still help out even if you go to just part of the event.

    See you there!

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Dec 8 2009
    Winter Coders' Social - Third Annual Edition

    We're doing it again! Come join Portland's tech community and celebrate the closing of another year.

    This is a fun, free annual event that members of many local user groups get together at to mingle, eat and play games. This is the third time the event's been held and it's been lots of fun every time.

    Please bring a game to share!

    Bring something yummy to the potluck: tell us what you're bringing.

    Come and eat with us: see what others are bringing

    This Year's Sponsors:

    Nedspace
    And

  • Tuesday
    Nov 17 2009
    PDXPHP - Lightning Talks

    NedSpace Old Town

    Trying a different format this month: Lightning talks.
    I saw it work well at the Python meeting this month so I thought we would give it a try.

    We will have 2 to 4 10-20 minute slots. The format is informal, It is completely acceptable to take a slot and discuss 'this cool PHP thing you found'

    So far we have:

    • 1: Lise to talk about their experience with the ZCE Test. Why you should take it, where you take it, how to pass.
    • 2: SamKeen to intro Doctrine: PHP Object Relational Mapper
    • 3: Cularis, Inc. will talk about their new project: shopIgniter
    • 4: Russell Spivey: Document-Oriented Databases featuring Apache CouchDB
    Website
  • Monday
    Nov 9 2009
    Portland Functional Programming Study Group: Designing, visualizing and benchmarking data structures in Haskell

    Title: Designing, visualizing and benchmarking data structures in Haskell

    Abstract: Understanding how functional languages represent data structures is key to writing efficient programs in such languages. There are a number of new tools in the Haskell ecosystem for understanding what the compiler is doing: vacuum - for visualizing the heap, criterion - for statistically sound benchmarking, and powerful new type system features enabling new kinds of library design. This talk will introduce these tools, and we'll look at how they impact the way we develop new data structures in Haskell.

    Bio: Don is an Australian open source hacker, and engineer at Galois, Inc, in Portland, where he works on assurance in critical systems. Don is co-author of the book, Real World Haskell (http://realworldhaskell.org), and the XMonad window manager. He enjoys cycling and hoppy beer.

    GROUP: Join programmers, researchers and enthusiasts to discuss functional programming. pdxfunc is a study/user group exploring the world of functional programming based in Portland, Oregon. The group welcomes programmers interested in all functional languages, including Haskell, Erlang, OCaml, Scala, and others. The group meets regularly and provides presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. The meetings are usually on the second Monday of the month.

    VENUE: Space for the meeting is kindly provided by NedSpace, a co-working space for startups, innovative technology companies, non-profits, artists and social entrepreneurs.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Nov 4 2009
    OEN Business Concept Review Workshop

    Calling all entrepreneurs, just in time for OEN's Seed Oregon and OEN's Angel Oregon!

    Ready to turn your business idea into reality? We can help.

    OEN’s Business Concept Review offers you a non-threatening, honest critique of your business model, or the the basis of your new business idea. Look at it as a right-priced litmus test from experts who’ll challenge your assumptions and answer perplexing questions you have about making your idea a reality.

    This review gives you one hour with two experts – where you can pose your business model for feedback, discussion and advice on next steps.

    It's one of the best ways to prepare you for that next step: creating your business plan and applying to angel investor events.

    What You Take Home Renewed focus on the strengths of your business concept

    Awareness of gaps in your model that need more work before you’re investor-ready

    New ideas for expanding or refining your business model

    Leads on where to go for resources you need – legal, financial, marketing, etc.

    Tips on how to take advantage of other helpful OEN venues

    Interested? Pre-registration is required and will be first-come, first-served, with only 5 slots per hour, 10 slots total.

    Please follow the application instructions to register for this event:

    Step 1 - Register online by selecting the OEN/NedSpace member or non-member rate below and complete the credit card purchase process.

    Step 2 - Once done, you will receive an email from OEN with a link to the Business Concept Workshop Review Form. Complete the form and click "Submit". An OEN representative will contact you once OEN receives the form.

    Cost: $30 for OEN members, $125 for non-members (price includes a one year membership to OEN and the workshop fee is waived). SPECIAL FOR NEDSPACE MEMBERS: $30, even if you are not yet an OEN member.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Oct 20 2009
    PDXPHP - Rapid Development using KohanaPHP

    NedSpace Old Town

    KohanaPHP is a lightweight PHP framework that allows developers to quickly build and deploy websites. We will cover the setup of the framework, development of your application and self-contained modules, and tips for creating websites in under 21 days.

    Will be presented by Ryan Snyder of Shizzow and GeekSpeak.

    Website
  • Monday
    Oct 12 2009
    Portland Functional Programming Study Group

    Join programmers, researchers and enthusiasts to discuss functional programming. pdxfunc is a study/user group exploring the world of functional programming based in Portland, Oregon. The group welcomes programmers interested in all functional languages, including Haskell, Erlang, OCaml, Scala, and others. The group meets regularly and provides presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. The meetings are usually on the second Monday of the month.

    VENUE: Space for the meeting is kindly provided by NedSpace, a co-working space for startups, innovative technology companies, non-profits, artists and social entrepreneurs.

    Website
  • Friday
    Oct 9 2009
    DrupalCamp PDX 2009
    through
    NedSpace Old Town

    Portland Drupal Camp will be held the weekend of October 9 - 11 at NedSpace Old Town.

    Website is up with information and taking registrations, sponsorships, and sessions!

    DrupalCamp PDX is a free unconference put on by the Portland Drupal User Group.

    @drupalpdx on twitter

    dcpdx

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Sep 29 2009
    Puppet User Group

    Come learn about Puppet and help get this user group going! Teyo and Luke will give a 45 minute introductory talk and tutorial about Puppet, with a bit of Q&A afterward. We'll have some conversation about what these user group meetings should look like -- what people want to talk about or learn, etc. And there will be free beer!

    E-mail [email protected] for more information.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Sep 15 2009
    PDXPHP September Meeting : Overview of PHP 5.3

    NedSpace Old Town

    Meeting Desc:

      High level overview of PHP 5.3 which is a major milestone in PHP releases.
      This discussion will center around:
      # Support for namespaces
      # Late static binding
      # Lambda Functions and Closures
    

    Also, Peter Schmalfeldt will give a tour of a project he is working on and looking for developer help. He is looking for a few PHP developers to help build http://www.localreuse.org, the next generation of the current non profit site http://www.gigoit.org.

    Website
  • Monday
    Sep 14 2009
    HTML-PDX Meeting

    NedSpace Old Town

    Reid Beels is going to cover webkit 3D
    transforms.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Aug 26 2009
    Portland Ten Lunch 2.0 at NedSpace Old Town

    NedSpace Old Town

    Portland Ten , Stoel Rives , FundingUniverse , and NedSpace are hosting Portland Lunch 2.0 on August 26, 2009 at NedSpace in Old Town.

      From 12:00 to 12:45, there will be a livepitch session , which is free for anyone to watch.
    
      I'm told livepitch is like American Idol for entrepreneurs, with a panel of judges. If you're interested in pitching, you can find details here .
    
      Regular Lunch 2.0 activity begins directly following the livepitching.
    
      Lunch 2.0 is a Valley phenomenon that you can read about at lunch20.com , and we're putting a PDX stamp on it.
    
      You can follow all things Portland Lunch 2.0 an the Silicon Florist .
    
      Are you vegan or vegetarian? Please leave a comment so we can plan food accordingly. Thanks.
    
    Website
  • Wednesday
    Aug 19 2009
    SAOpdx: Power Interviewing Skills

    Presented by The Olsen Group and the Software Association of Oregon

      Whether you are seeking an executive or entry-level position, learn the interviewing techniques that will help you land your next dream job. If you're currently employed but considering a career change, this seminar will make sure you’re perfectly poised when opportunities come your way. Using proprietary methods developed by his company The Olsen Group, Scott Olsen will lead you through a 90 minute Power Interviewing Skills seminar.
    
      You will learn to:
          * Identify interview question categories
          * Develop strategies to effectively respond to any interview question
          * Uncover your unique employment strengths
          * Communicate your experience in ways that build value with your interviewer
          * Tackle those ‘difficult’ subjects - i.e. salary, layoffs, etc.
          * Set yourself up for success before you’ve even landed the job
    
      Registration is required - on-sites/walk-ins will not be admitted. 
    
      Program Sponsor: InfoGroup NW
    
    Website
  • Monday
    Aug 17 2009
    HTML5-PDX Meeting

    NedSpace Old Town

    Topic to be determined

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jul 29 2009
    NedSpace Hellzapoppin' Demo Night

    Yes, the weather's great.

      Yes, there are loads of summertime events to fill your afternoons and evenings.
    
      Yes, Portland startups are busting their humps getting their businesses up and running. It may be summertime, but the livin' ain't easy...it's startup time in Portland.
    
      Please join us for Hellzapoppin' Demo Night as we launch our second Portland location at NedSpace Old Town (117 NW 5th, between Couch and Davis).  Yes, this is the time that you...yes, you, can show the people your thing. Bonus points if no one has seen it before. 
    
      See entrepreneurs slog out of their bat caves as they show off their stuff.
    
      Witness the fear and terror of the first co-founder turning their product on in front of others for the very first time.
    
      Yes, there will be investors there.  
    
      Yes, there will be fellow entrepreneurs, geeks, dweebs, punks, dorks, derelicts and hardcode ballroom dancers in attendance (well, maybe).
    
      There may even be a few surprises, the biggest one being the size of the betting pool on how many minutes late Josh will be to the event.
    
      Social time starts at 4 PM;  5 minute demo sessions start at 5 PM
    
      NedSpace entrance is the door to the right of Backspace.
    
      Do the right thing and RSVP. Any questions, contact Josh @technojosh or Mark @neddotcom or call 503.334.1860
    
    Website
  • Monday
    Jul 20 2009
    HTML-PDX Meeting: HTML5 State of the Browsers

    NedSpace Old Town

    Welcome to our initial meeting of the HTML5-PDX group.

    For this meeting we will first cover the purpose and goals of the group. In short that is all things HTML5; canvas, web workers, native video, client-side storage, Geolocation API, ...

    Though the main purpose of this initial meeting will be covering the state of HTML5 support in the major browsers.

    This group also encapsulates Open Web Games and that meeting will immediately follow the presentation from this meeting. Since the groups have so much in common, expect continuing future interaction between them.

    Future meeting will be every 3rd Monday of the month, at this same venue and time.

    Website