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US Bank Tower - Ground Floor Conference Room

111 SW 5th Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97204, United States (map)

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  • Monday
    Feb 16 2015
    PDX-WordPress Users: Most Common Mistakes of Website Owners (and how to avoid them)

    In the last seven years creating websites I've seen many of the same mistakes over and over again. I'm going to share what they are and how to avoid or fix them.

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  • Monday
    Oct 27 2014
    Developer: "Fluffy Bunny," the story of refactoring Digital Trends

    Join the developers of digitaltrends.com (Richard Benjamin and Brandon Clark) as we share the trials and tribulations of refactoring one of the web's largest WordPress sites.

    Back in January we started a secret internal project humorously dubbed "Fluffy Bunny". The goal was to overhaul digitaltrends.com and transform it into something modern that would free us from the chains of a legacy codebase. Six months later we unveiled the Digital Trends 2014 theme (AKA: The Unified Theme) which was a near complete end to end rewrite of not just the theme but also much of the core architecture of the site.

    This will be a high level talk about our development process and thoughts on writing maintainable and modular code within the context of a major site refactor. We will touch on theme and plugin development, project organization, and a good amount of what we jokingly refer to as "code punditry". Afterwards we will be available for extended questions and answers.

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  • Monday
    Jan 28 2013
    Portland WordPress: You Want Me to Design What? My Word!

    Odds are, if you're using WordPress, then you could benefit from knowing some HTML & CSS.

    Wait, what's HTML & CSS? Come to this meetup to find out!

    Kory McDow, web designer at Certified Square, will take us through introductory HTML and CSS so you can modify the feel of your WordPress theme with ease. We'll cover topics from adding links and inserting images to changing the font size and background images. We'll also sprinkle in some tips, tricks, and resources so you can easily change the design of your own WordPress-driven websites. Instead of saying, "My Word!", you'll leave saying, "My WordPress!"

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  • Monday
    Jan 14 2013
    Portland WordPress: Master the Rewrite API

    You think you know the Rewrite API? Think again!

    Rewrite rules turn request URIs (e.g. /2012/10/13/i-ate-an-apple/) into query arguments (e.g. year=2012&monthnum=10&day=13&name=i-ate-an-apple&page=) that WordPress can understand. The Rewrite API is close to, but not exactly, like turning lead into gold. And almost as powerful.

    In this meetup, Daniel Bachhuber will take us through the ins and outs of the Rewrite API, as well as some common use-cases / pitfalls.

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  • Wednesday
    May 23 2012
    Open Source Bridge 2012 Volunteer Meet & Greet (1 of 3)

    Open Source Bridge (OSB) invites you to our first Volunteer Meet & Greet of the year. All are welcome. We will be meeting in the mezzanine of the US Bank building for lunch.

    OSB Meet & Greets are a great way to learn more about volunteering for the conference and to meet the conference organizers. There will be a total of three meet and greets. Each one will be hosted at a different location in Portland, leading up to the conference June 26-29, 2012.

    If you are interested in learning more about volunteering with OSB, please visit our website.

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  • Monday
    Jun 6 2011
    PDX11 Mentoring Network

    PDX11 SOFTWARE MENTORING PROGRAM General Network Meeting

    Monday, June 6, 2011 3:30 – 5:00 p.m

    Meeting Agenda

    • Establish Timekeeper and Minutes Roles

    • Establish Collective Meeting Goal

    • Develop Parking Lot

    • PDX11 Overview – What’s been going on in the networks

     Knowledge Network brief update  Finance Network brief update  Public Unveil / Progress Check

    • Subcommittee Status Checks

     Program Management  Outreach – Executive Programs  Outreach – Mentor Programs  Software Selection

    • Review any Unaddressed Parking Lot Items

    • Define next steps, date for next meeting

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  • Wednesday
    Dec 2 2009
    SAOpdx: Where Do You Grow From Here? Think Outside the US

    Presented by the SAO’s International and Finance Forums

    It’s time to start thinking about how your company is going to take advantage of the opportunities that’ll be in front of you with the upcoming economic growth predicted in the next 12-24 months. To be ready many successful software companies are looking at implementing or expanding their international strategy. Why international? One reason is that many countries are going to lead the US in coming out of the downturn. Case in point is the recent increase in interest rates in Australia - a sign that country will be an early bird in the forthcoming economic rise. Many global markets are already experiencing increases in B to B and B to C sales, job growth and other signs that we are still waiting for in the US. And with the weak dollar your solution may be a bargain in many markets around the world.

    Hear from a panel of leading software executives how they are positioning their companies in markets outside the US to expand and strengthen their respective organizations. They will also highlight ‘do’s and don’ts’ from their past experiences so that you can avoid their mistakes and take advantage of their success.

    Panel Bob McCarthy, Vice President/CFO, Tripwire, Inc Tom O'Keefe, Executive Vice President, EthicsPoint Jeff Gaust, President/CEO, Board of Directors, Prolifiq Software Paul Wilde, Chief Financial Officer, Webtrends

    If you’re looking at how you could make international be a part of your company’s future please join us for this informative and thought provoking session.

    Who should attend: CEO’s, CFO’s, Business Owners, Business Development Directors, Sales and Marketing Executives or anyone involved in strategic planning.

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  • Wednesday
    Oct 28 2009
    SAOpdx: IT Innovation and Strategic Alignment ft. Kurt Milne of the IT Process Institute

    Presented by the SAO’s CIO/IT Manager’s Forum

    Early online registration is encouraged. In the event of a sell-out, preference will be given to members, business leaders, and CIOs.

    On October 28, you have the opportunity to learn from two related sessions on the subject of IT Innovation and Strategic Alignment. Come to hear valuable lessons learned from two leading CIO’s and to get a framework for IT innovation from a thought leader on IT processes. The objective is to help you innovate in the context of your own organization’s needs.

    You will learn that by answering nine questions you can determine your organization’s Value Type. To get a head start, we invite you to complete the questionnaire before the sessions. The questionnaire can be found at: http://www.itpi.org/itarchetype.php.

    Sessions : Tickets are required for each session.

    Session A: 7:30 breakfast session w/ networking and panel presentation Session B: 9:30 presentation with Kurt Milne of IT Process Institute Purchase tickets for both and get $5 off!

    Who should attend : Business Leaders, CIO’s, IT Managers, Managers of IT Functions

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  • Thursday
    Oct 15 2009
    SAOpdx : Power Interviewing Skills 8:30am Session

    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
    
      THIS IS A FREE EVENT
    
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  • SAOpdx : Power Interviewing Skills 3:00pm Session

    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
    
      THIS IS A FREE EVENT
    
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  • Thursday
    Jun 25 2009
    Introduction to Yahoo Pipes: Monitoring Conversations (Fee Required)

    My next Yahoo Pipes class is scheduled for June 25th. For those who aren’t familiar with Yahoo Pipes, it is a tool that I use to monitor conversations happening across various social media sites. While Yahoo Pipes can also do so much more, I have focused this introductory class on monitoring conversations.

    Register: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/350105174

      Costs:
          * Early Bird: $124.99
          * Students, Freelancers, or Unemployed Early Bird: $34.99
          * Late Registration (After June 18): $199.99
          * Students, Freelancers, or Unemployed (After June 18): $49.99
    
      Prerequisites
          * You will need to bring a laptop to the training class
          * You must have a Yahoo account (Flickr / Upcoming) and confirm that you can access Pipes with that account
          * You will also need to create a Google Spreadsheet with 5-6 keywords formatted like this prior to the class.
          * No prior knowledge of Yahoo Pipes is required
    
      Visit the Introduction to Yahoo Pipes training page for the course outline and other information about the class. http://fastwonderblog.com/training/
    
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  • Wednesday
    Nov 19 2008
    SAO: Winning International Customers Online

    Learn from area companies with successful multilingual websites how to effectively plan, deploy and maintain a website in more than one language. The opportunities are greater than ever for those who do it right. Learn to avoid the pitfalls in order to take full advantage of the fact that the Web is truly worldwide.

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  • Thursday
    Sep 18 2008
    Continuous Integration in Your Environment: Theory and Practice

    Developers SIG Cost: $10 for members $30 for non members

    The Continuous Integration process is often summed up as "don't break the build," but there is a lot more to it than that. Continuous Integration done properly is all about shortening the feedback loop between developers so that any changes that affect other developers are dealt with as quickly as possible. Continuous Integration is valuable to any software organization – legacy or new product development, IT, Consulting, and R&D. This talk will cover how CI works in practice, example implementation tools for Java and .NET, as well as the theory behind reducing integration times and increasing developer productivity and code health that CI enables.

    Speaker: Patrick Cauldwell, SoftSource Consulting

    Series Sponsor: Corillian Corporation

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  • Wednesday
    Sep 17 2008
    Offshoring Application Development: The Real-Life Experiences of Three Software Professionals

    International SIG Cost: $10 for members $30 for non members

    Although offshoring application development is commonplace now, success is not by any means guaranteed. In many cases, the gains made by lower labor costs are more than offset by the difficulties in managing such projects. Finding the best partner, implementing advantageous terms and then managing the project to success are the essential elements to ensure a solid return on investment. The International SIG of the Software Association of Oregon is pleased to offer a panel discussion that will explore best practices on the sourcing of offshore resources and the management of offshore development projects.

    Moderator David Parker, Director of Product Marketing, Blazent

    Speakers Will Claridge, Director of Quality Assurance, Tripwire Adam Simantel, Director of Development, Iovation John Gasper, Director of Development, Sabrix

    Thank you to our Program Sponsor: CorSource Technology Group

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