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New Relic

111 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 2900
Portland, Oregon 97204, United States (map)
Public WiFi

The 29th floor of Big Pink, one floor down from the City Grill.

Access Notes

Check in at the security desk to get access to the 29th floor. This usually isn't required for official events and meetups.

Future events happening here

  • Tuesday
    Jan 6 2015
    Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting

    New Relic

    We'll have pizza & beer starting at 6pm, so stop by early if you want to have dinner and socialize before the presentations.

    PRESENTATIONS at 7pm

    After presentations we'll have more socializing time.

    Thanks to New Relic for providing the venue and beer, pizza & snacks this month!

    ARRIVING BY BIKE? Cyclists are welcome to park their bikes in the New Relic office. Bikes are not allowed in the building lobby, however, and must use the freight elevator. To get your bike up to the 29th floor, enter the building's parking lot by going down the ramp at 5th and Pine. Go past the booth -- no need to pick up a ticket -- and turn right. Go straight until you almost run into the elevator lobby, then go right again. On the back side of the elevator block you'll see a beat up pair of double doors marked "freight elevator." You can get up by buzzing in with the intercom, and saying you're here for New Relic. Ride on up to the 29th floor, you'll easily find the bike parking.

    ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade, also known as pdxruby and pdx.rb, is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon area. The group welcomes all programmers interested in the language and its implementations, tools, libraries and frameworks, such as Ruby on Rails. The group has been meeting since August 2002 for presentations, demos and discussions. Every month 35-75 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for Ruby. If you'd like to present or have a topic you'd like discussed, please post to the mailing list. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday" -- see you there!

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Feb 3 2015
    Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting

    New Relic

    We'll have pizza & beer starting at 6pm, so stop by early if you want to have dinner and socialize before the presentations.

    PRESENTATIONS at 7pm

    After presentations we'll have more socializing time.

    Thanks to New Relic for providing the venue and beer, pizza & snacks this month!

    ARRIVING BY BIKE? Cyclists are welcome to park their bikes in the New Relic office. Bikes are not allowed in the building lobby, however, and must use the freight elevator. To get your bike up to the 29th floor, enter the building's parking lot by going down the ramp at 5th and Pine. Go past the booth -- no need to pick up a ticket -- and turn right. Go straight until you almost run into the elevator lobby, then go right again. On the back side of the elevator block you'll see a beat up pair of double doors marked "freight elevator." You can get up by buzzing in with the intercom, and saying you're here for New Relic. Ride on up to the 29th floor, you'll easily find the bike parking.

    ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade, also known as pdxruby and pdx.rb, is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon area. The group welcomes all programmers interested in the language and its implementations, tools, libraries and frameworks, such as Ruby on Rails. The group has been meeting since August 2002 for presentations, demos and discussions. Every month 35-75 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for Ruby. If you'd like to present or have a topic you'd like discussed, please post to the mailing list. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday" -- see you there!

    Website

Past events that happened here

  • Wednesday
    Aug 18 2010
    Lunch 2.0 at New Relic

    New Relic

    New Relic will be hosting Lunch 2.0 at their office in downtown Portland on Wednesday, August 18, 2010.

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

    Wondering what Lunch 2.0 is?

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

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

  • Monday
    Sep 24 2012
    BarCamp 7 Planning Kick-Off

    New Relic

    Interested in helping make BarCamp 7 happen? Join us for an open planning meeting.

    Can't wait until the meeting? Let us know you're interested by completing our Volunteer Interest Form: http://lnk.nu/docs.google.com/24wi

    What is BarCamp?

    BarCamp is an ad-hoc gathering born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions, demos, and interaction from participants. You never quite know what to expect at BarCamp. When you arrive on Friday, there will be an agenda framework (times / rooms), but the content for the sessions will be decided by the participants.

    Website
  • Monday
    Oct 29 2012
    BarCamp 7 Planning Meeting

    New Relic

    Interested in helping make BarCamp 7 happen? Join us for an open planning meeting.

    Can't wait until the meeting? Let us know you're interested by completing our Volunteer Interest Form: http://lnk.nu/docs.google.com/24wi

    What is BarCamp?

    BarCamp is an ad-hoc gathering born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions, demos, and interaction from participants. You never quite know what to expect at BarCamp. When you arrive on Friday, there will be an agenda framework (times / rooms), but the content for the sessions will be decided by the participants.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Nov 20 2012
    PJUG - Portland Java Users Group

    New Relic

    Don't Let Your Bytecode Just Sit There

    Java bytecode just works. It works so well that the JVM has over 250 languages that compile to bytecode. It works so well that we can usually ignore it.

    But given Java bytecode's success and ubiquity, shouldn't we crack the hood and see how it works? Once you do, you may discover that bytecode manipulation is not only fun, it can be used to solve interesting problems.

    In this session, we will take a look at how bytecode is represented and how to use the ASM library to view and manipulate it. We'll use the Java Instrumentation API to modify classes as they're loaded and change their behavior.

    Website
  • Monday
    Nov 26 2012
    BarCamp 7 Planning Meeting

    New Relic

    Interested in helping make BarCamp 7 happen? Join us for an open planning meeting.

    Can't wait until the meeting? Let us know you're interested by completing our Volunteer Interest Form: http://lnk.nu/docs.google.com/24wi

    What is BarCamp?

    BarCamp is an ad-hoc gathering born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions, demos, and interaction from participants. You never quite know what to expect at BarCamp. When you arrive on Friday, there will be an agenda framework (times / rooms), but the content for the sessions will be decided by the participants.

    Website
  • Monday
    Dec 10 2012
    BarCamp 7 Planning Meeting

    New Relic

    Interested in helping make BarCamp 7 happen? Join us for an open planning meeting.

    Can't wait until the meeting? Let us know you're interested by completing our Volunteer Interest Form: http://lnk.nu/docs.google.com/24wi

    What is BarCamp?

    BarCamp is an ad-hoc gathering born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions, demos, and interaction from participants. You never quite know what to expect at BarCamp. When you arrive on Friday, there will be an agenda framework (times / rooms), but the content for the sessions will be decided by the participants.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jan 23 2013
    PDX Tech+Pong

    New Relic

    New Relic helps developers pinpoint and solve performance issues in Ruby, Java, .NET, PHP and Python apps with real user, application and server monitoring. Based in SW Portland, New Relic will be opening their doors to the PDX tech community for some Ping-Pong and conversation.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Feb 13 2013
    Lunch 2.0 @ New Relic

    New Relic

    Come join the folks at New Relic in their new office space!

    http://www.meetup.com/Portland-Lunch-2-0/events/94490542/

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Feb 27 2013
    PDX Tech+Pong

    New Relic

    New Relic helps developers pinpoint and solve performance issues in Ruby, Java, .NET, PHP and Python apps with real user, application and server monitoring. Based in SW Portland, New Relic will be opening their doors to the PDX tech community for some Ping-Pong and conversation.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Mar 7 2013
    Ruby on Ales (Live Stream)
    through
    New Relic

    New Relic will be playing the Ruby on Ales conference live stream (http://ruby.onales.com/) on some big monitors in our office.

    Come join us on the 28th floor of Big Pink for some beer, snacks, and Ruby.

    RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/Ruby-on-Ales-PDX-Live-Stream/events/106806612/ so we have a better idea how many to expect, though drop ins are also welcome.

    Website
  • PDX Node

    New Relic

    This month there will be talks on Angular and Grunt. See https://github.com/PDXNode/pdxnode for up-to-date discussion on topics.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Mar 27 2013
    Free: Tech+Pong @ New Relic

    New Relic

    How it works:

    Come have a beer and (if you want to) play some ping-pong:

    Do you work for a tech company in any way, shape, or form (developer, marketing, design, admin, tech student, etc.)? Do you want to be more involved in the Portland tech community? Come by and play some Ping-Pong! Or, just come by for some good conversation and a beer. Headbands, wristbands, and other such attire are encouraged.

    Please RSVP so we can get a head count. How it works:

    Come have a beer and (if you want to) play some pong:

    Do you work for a tech company in any way, shape, or form (developer, marketing, design, admin, tech student, etc.)? Do you want to be more involved in the Portland tech community? Come by and play some Ping-Pong! Or, just come by for some good conversation and a beer. Headbands, wristbands, and other such attire are encouraged.

    Please RSVP so we can get a head count.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Apr 3 2013
    MountainWest Ruby Livestream
    through
    New Relic

    We'll be hanging out watching the Mountain West Ruby Conf on some big monitors in our office.

    Come join us on the 28th floor of Big Pink for beer (and other beverages), light snacks, and Ruby/DevOps talks in a hacker friendly environment.

    http://mtnwestrubyconf.org/2013/schedule

    Day 1 (Wednesday) is a DevOps track.

    Day 2 (Thurs, Fri) is a Ruby track with some notable speakers like Matz and Ward Cunningham.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Apr 4 2013
    PDX Node

    New Relic

    Talks to be announced soon. See https://github.com/PDXNode/pdxnode for up-to-date discussion on topics and to submit talk proposals. Lightning talks and longer formats are welcome.

    Newbies welcome!

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Apr 16 2013
    PJUG - Portland Java Users Group

    New Relic

    Java at Scale: What Works and What Doesn't Work Nearly So Well

    Java gets used everywhere and for everything, a reality that can be explained by its efficiency, its portability, the productivity it offers developers, and the platform it provides for application frameworks and non-Java languages. But all is not perfect; developers struggle against Java's greatest strength: its memory management.

    We'll talk about where Java needs help, the challenges it presents developers who need to provide reliable performance, the reasons those challenges exist, and how developers work around them. And we'll take a little time to talk about Azul Systems, its history of tackling Java scale issues and how it addresses the mismatch between Java and big data.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Apr 23 2013
    RailsConf LiveStreaming

    New Relic

    We've had a great time in the last few conferences we've streamed live: Ruby on Ales, and the Mountain West Ruby Conference. So we're doing it again for Railsconf next week.

    If you weren't able to get a ticket to Railsconf before it sold out, join us at the New Relic office in the Big Pink, on the 28th floor. We'll have beer and voodoo donuts, and a great view of the city.

    Please let me know (jade@newrelic.com) if you plan to attend!

    Railsconf isn't streaming the whole conference, so only the keynotes will be available. Here are the times:

    Monday 4/29 at 10-11:10 am: DHH Monday 4/29 at 5:50-7pm: ?

    Tuesday 4/30 at 10-11:10 am: Yehuda Katz

    Wednesday 10-11:10 am at 4-5:30 PM Wednesday 10-11:10 am at 5:45-7 PM

    Thursday 5/2 at 2-3:30 pm: Aaron Patterson

    Website
  • Monday
    Apr 29 2013
    RailsConf KeyNote LiveStream

    New Relic

    We've had a great time in the last few conferences we've streamed live: Ruby on Ales, and the Mountain West Ruby Conference. So we're doing it again for Railsconf next week.

    If you weren't able to get a ticket to Railsconf before it sold out, join us at the New Relic office in the Big Pink, on the 28th floor. We'll have beer and voodoo donuts, and a great view of the city.

    Please let me know (jade@newrelic.com) if you plan to attend!

    Railsconf isn't streaming the whole conference, so only the keynotes will be available. Here are the times:

    Monday 4/29 at 10-11:10 am: DHH Monday 4/29 at 5:50-7pm: ?

    Tuesday 4/30 at 10-11:10 am: Yehuda Katz

    Wednesday 10-11:10 am at 4-5:30 PM Wednesday 10-11:10 am at 5:45-7 PM

    Thursday 5/2 at 2-3:30 pm: Aaron Patterson

    Website
  • RailsConf Plenary LiveStream

    New Relic

    We've had a great time in the last few conferences we've streamed live: Ruby on Ales, and the Mountain West Ruby Conference. So we're doing it again for Railsconf next week.

    If you weren't able to get a ticket to Railsconf before it sold out, join us at the New Relic office in the Big Pink, on the 28th floor. We'll have beer and voodoo donuts, and a great view of the city.

    Please let me know (jade@newrelic.com) if you plan to attend!

    Railsconf isn't streaming the whole conference, so only the keynotes will be available. Here are the times:

    Monday 4/29 at 10-11:10 am: DHH Monday 4/29 at 5:50-7pm: ?

    Tuesday 4/30 at 10-11:10 am: Yehuda Katz

    Wednesday 10-11:10 am at 4-5:30 PM Wednesday 10-11:10 am at 5:45-7 PM

    Thursday 5/2 at 2-3:30 pm: Aaron Patterson

    http://www.railsconf.com/2013/schedule?day=2013-04-29

    Website
  • DevChix presents: Tech Women's Communities Social

    New Relic

    DevChix invites you to a special Tech Women's Communities evening in Portland. Join us at New Relic this Monday.

    Discover many local, national, international, and online groups for tech women. Learn what they're doing, and how you can jump in. Meet the women who lead and participate in these vibrant communities.

    Schedule:

    • 7:00pm: food, drinks, and networking
    • 7:30pm: groups introductions
    • 8:30pm: socialize!

    Groups (more TBD; see below)

    • Code n Splode
    • Code Scouts
    • DevChix
    • PyLadiesPDX
    • RailsBridge
    • RailsGirls Summer of Code
    • RubyNest
    • Women Who Code
    • Women Who Hack

    REGISTER on Eventbrite.

    Big thank you to our wonderful sponsor New Relic.

    (Totally optional) If you'd like to say a few words about a tech women's group you're involved in, during the event itself, then we'd love to hear from you. How to sign up for that part: http://bit.ly/ZRuKQ7

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Apr 30 2013
    RailsConf KeyNote LiveStream

    New Relic

    We've had a great time in the last few conferences we've streamed live: Ruby on Ales, and the Mountain West Ruby Conference. So we're doing it again for Railsconf next week.

    If you weren't able to get a ticket to Railsconf before it sold out, join us at the New Relic office in the Big Pink, on the 28th floor. We'll have beer and voodoo donuts, and a great view of the city.

    Please let me know (jade@newrelic.com) if you plan to attend!

    Railsconf isn't streaming the whole conference, so only the keynotes will be available. Here are the times:

    Monday 4/29 at 10-11:10 am: DHH Monday 4/29 at 5:50-7pm: ?

    Tuesday 4/30 at 10-11:10 am: Yehuda Katz

    Wednesday 10-11:10 am at 4-5:30 PM Wednesday 10-11:10 am at 5:45-7 PM

    Thursday 5/2 at 2-3:30 pm: Aaron Patterson

    Website
  • Railsconf afterparty

    New Relic

    After Sundown After Party. When: Tuesday, April 30th at 7:30-10:30

    Join us for a Night in the Ruby Sky. Don’t miss the views from New Relic’s sky-high after party at our altitudinous PDX Engineering HQ.

    Register at: http://anightintherubyskypdx.eventbrite.com/

    Reach New Heights of Nerdiness with New Relic

    Come for the Cocktails. Stay for the Views.

    Join us at our RailsConf After Party on April 30th from 7:30pm - 10:30pm at New Relic's Intergalactic Engineering HQ. Last year's party was a huge blast and this year's event promises to be even bigger (and quieter too!)

    Come share food, drinks and great conversation with your fellow Rubyists. Then once you're nice and satiated, make sure to deploy your Ruby trivia mastery for some sweet New Relic prizes.

    Time is of the essence. So register now! Don't miss out on the best views in Portland at RailsConf's most sought-after after party. Oh, and make sure to bring those registrations with you. (We'll be scanning them at the door -- registration at Railsconf IS required.)

    Coming directly from the conference? Get your free MAX pass from the RailsConf registration desk. Then take the Blue Line from the Convention Center MAX station to the Skidmore Fountain station.

    See you soon!

    Website
  • Thursday
    May 2 2013
    PDXNode

    New Relic
  • Wednesday
    May 8 2013
    Portland Lean Coffee

    New Relic

    Come join us for Lean Coffee. We will be talking about "Lean Knowledge Work" using the Lean Coffee format. We tend to focus on the business of software development, but you can talk about any topic your group agrees to talk about.

    For more on Lean Coffee, check out leancoffee.org. To see what this group has discussed in the past, check out portland.leancoffee.org.

    New Relic is hosting this event, providing us space and coffee (and a spectacular view). The event is free, but space is limited, please purchase a ticket to let us know you will be coming.

    The event is free and open to the public, but please let us know you are coming by grabbing a ticket at leancoffee.eventbrite.com.

    Website
  • Thursday
    May 16 2013
    UnityPDX: Portland's Unity3D user group

    New Relic

    This is Portland's new Unity3D user group. Because Portland desperately needed one.

    We meet the third Thursday of each month. This is our first meeting at New Relic.

    Unity is a game engine used primarily to build 3D mobile games, but it's useful for 2D games as well. The engine exports to all sorts of platforms, including iOS, Android and Flash for desktops.

    Website
  • Monday
    May 20 2013
    PDXNode--Monthly Presentation Night

    New Relic

    Carter Thaxton will be speaking on VoiceBox, "What can you build with nodejs? Karaoke... that's what!" and Andrew Winterman will share his "flask-inspired microframework for nodejs", Demitasse, at New Relic!

    Newbies welcome!

  • Tuesday
    May 21 2013
    DrupalCon LiveStream
    through
    New Relic

    New Relic will be playing the DrupalCon conference live stream (http://portland2013.drupal.org) on some big monitors in our office.

    Come join us on the 28th floor of Big Pink for some beer, snacks, and Drupal in a hacker friendly environment. Feel free to drop by any time these days. We'll have plenty of power and wifi available.

    We know these specific talks will be streamed:

    • Tuesday 11:30 to 12:45 Keynote - Dries Buytaert- The Current State of Drupal 8
    • Wednesday 9 to 10:15 Keynote - Karen McGrane - Thriving in a world of Change: future friendly content with drupal
    • Thursday 9 to 10:15 Keynote - Michael Lopp - The Engineer, The Designer, and the Dictator
    • Thursday 3:45 - 4:45 Closing Session
    Website
  • Wednesday
    May 22 2013
    Lean Coffee

    New Relic

    Come join us for Lean Coffee. We will be talking about "Lean Knowledge Work" using the Lean Coffee format. We tend to focus on the business of software development, but you can talk about any topic your group agrees to talk about.

    For more on Lean Coffee, check out leancoffee.org. To see what this group has discussed in the past, check out portland.leancoffee.org.

    New Relic is hosting this event, providing us space and coffee (and a spectacular view). The event is free, but space is limited, please purchase a ticket to let us know you will be coming.

    The event is free and open to the public, but please let us know you are coming by grabbing a ticket at leancoffee.eventbrite.com.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jun 5 2013
    Lean Coffee

    New Relic

    Come join us for Lean Coffee. We will be talking about "Lean Knowledge Work" using the Lean Coffee format. We tend to focus on the business of software development, but you can talk about any topic your group agrees to talk about.

    For more on Lean Coffee, check out leancoffee.org. To see what this group has discussed in the past, check out portland.leancoffee.org.

    New Relic is hosting this event, providing us space and coffee (and a spectacular view). The event is free, but space is limited, please purchase a ticket to let us know you will be coming.

    The event is free and open to the public, but please let us know you are coming by grabbing a ticket at leancoffee.eventbrite.com.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Jun 6 2013
    PDXNode presentation night

    New Relic

    Monthly Presentation Night for PDXNode

    Carter Thaxton will be speaking on VoiceBox, "What can you build with nodejs? Karaoke... that's what!".

    David Manning will share about Node.js and ES6: "The next version of the ECMAScript standard (ES6) is due to be to be finalized this year. This talk will outline some of those features that are currently available in Node.js, and demo a few fun examples of what we can do with them."

    Starting our evening will be a lightning talk by Andrew Winterman who will share his "flask-inspired microframework for nodejs", Demitasse, at New Relic!

    Newbies welcome! We're hanging out from around 6pm on for questions and hacking. Talks will begin shortly after 7pm.

  • Monday
    Jun 17 2013
    PDX Rust: Mozilla's Tim Chevalier: "Rust: A Friendly Introduction"

    New Relic

    Rust core developer & Mozilla Research Engineer Tim Chevalier is giving an early preview of his OSBridge presentation "Rust: A Friendly Introduction". Come listen to Tim's talk & chow down on some pizza!

    Full details on the Google Group:

    https://groups.google.com/forum/?#!topic/pdx-rust/MCyuQDfB-F4

    More about Tim's talk:

    http://opensourcebridge.org/sessions/970

    (RSVPs appreciated!)

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jun 18 2013
    PDX Women in IT Happy Hour Networking Event

    New Relic

    Come join an amazing group of ladies! No specific agenda, just network and have fun!

    New Relic is hosting us in their amazing downtown offices. Come enjoy food and bevys and get to know some of the smart ladies behind New Relic!

    PDX Women in Information Technology exists to celebrate professional women in the Portland-metro area who work with, manage, lead or have an interest in technology. Whether you are developing event-driven, non-blocking applications in node.js or setting technology strategy for a Fortune 500 company–or anything in between–come join us!

    @PDXWiIT

    vendors: This is a friendly networking event only

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jul 3 2013
    Lean Coffee

    New Relic

    Come join us for Lean Coffee. We will be talking about "Lean Knowledge Work" using the Lean Coffee format. We tend to focus on the business of software development, but you can talk about any topic your group agrees to talk about.

    For more on Lean Coffee, check out leancoffee.org. To see what this group has discussed in the past, check out portland.leancoffee.org.

    New Relic is hosting this event, providing us space and coffee (and a spectacular view). The event is free.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jul 16 2013
    PJUG Portland Java Users Group

    New Relic

    6 to 6:30 networking and pizza sponsored by TekSystems

    6:30 Task Base Async Programming

    Providing scalability by maximizing throughput of mixed resource tasks in a multi-core environment

    Venue sponsor New Relic pizza sponsor TekSystems Post meeting beer location TBD?

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jul 17 2013
    Lean Coffee

    New Relic

    Come join us for Lean Coffee. We will be talking about "Lean Knowledge Work" using the Lean Coffee format. We tend to focus on the business of software development, but you can talk about any topic your group agrees to talk about.

    For more on Lean Coffee, check out leancoffee.org. To see what this group has discussed in the past, check out portland.leancoffee.org.

    New Relic is hosting this event, providing us space and coffee (and a spectacular view). The event is free.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jul 24 2013
    DemocracyLab Hack-a-thon

    New Relic

    Do you believe in open source democracy?

    Do you want to help improve collaboration tools for building online engagement apps?

    Then come to DemocracyLab's hack-a-thon at New Relic, this Tuesday, July 23 starting at 5 p.m.

    Whether you're attending OSCON or just attending tandem events like ours, we hope to see you there!

    Website
  • Friday
    Jul 26 2013
    PDX Rust: Jack Moffitt & Patrick Walton

    New Relic

    Mozilla Research Engineers Jack Moffitt & Patrick Walton (possibly Brian Anderson too) are in town for OSCON & will be making an appearance to talk Rust!

    Patrick will be giving us a talk & demo RE: his NES emulator sprocketnes, and Jack will be discussing the ways in which the Rust type system helps keep Servo developers safe from the pitfalls of parallelism.

    Oh, and free beer & pizza for all :)

    Website
  • Thursday
    Aug 8 2013
    Django Meetup & Lightning Talks

    New Relic

    New this month!!

    Come socialize with your fellow Django developers. Pizza and drinks will start at 6 pm (thanks to New Relic) followed by lighting talks around 6:30 pm.

    We'll be discussing what's new in Django 1.5 and 1.6, plus whatever you bring to present. 5 - 15 minute lightning talks are welcome, signup at the event.

    See you there!

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Aug 28 2013
    Lean Coffee

    New Relic

    Come join us for Lean Coffee. We will be talking about "Lean Knowledge Work" using the Lean Coffee format. We tend to focus on the business of software development, but you can talk about any topic your group agrees to talk about.

    For more on Lean Coffee, check out leancoffee.org. To see what this group has discussed in the past, check out portland.leancoffee.org.

    New Relic is hosting this event, providing us space and coffee (and a spectacular view). The event is free.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Sep 11 2013
    Lean Coffee

    New Relic

    Come join us for Lean Coffee. We will be talking about "Lean Knowledge Work" using the Lean Coffee format. We tend to focus on the business of software development, but you can talk about any topic your group agrees to talk about.

    For more on Lean Coffee, check out leancoffee.org. To see what this group has discussed in the past, check out portland.leancoffee.org.

    New Relic is hosting this event, providing us space and coffee (and a spectacular view). The event is free.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Sep 17 2013
    Portland Java User Group

    New Relic

    Mastering Time With Clojure and core.async

    We all know that the most challenging programming problems we're likely to face involve threading. Lots and lots of threads, coordinating and communicating in complex and non-deterministic ways. Clojure by itself gets us part of the way there with immutable data-structures and threading primitives (such as atoms and agents), but coordinating many threads in the ways demanded by real applications increases complexity and reduces performance.

    core.async is a new library for Clojure that rationalizes and simplifies coordination of large numbers of threads using communicating sequential processes; the end result is manageable code that looks and feels synchronous ... easy to read, easy to maintain. As is often the case in Clojure, a few simple primitives work together to open up a rich world of possibilities.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Sep 25 2013
    Lean Coffee

    New Relic

    Come join us for Lean Coffee. We will be talking about "Lean Knowledge Work" using the Lean Coffee format. We tend to focus on the business of software development, but you can talk about any topic your group agrees to talk about.

    For more on Lean Coffee, check out leancoffee.org. To see what this group has discussed in the past, check out portland.leancoffee.org.

    New Relic is hosting this event, providing us space and coffee (and a spectacular view). The event is free.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Oct 9 2013
    Lean Coffee

    New Relic

    Come join us for Lean Coffee. We will be talking about "Lean Knowledge Work" using the Lean Coffee format. We tend to focus on the business of software development, but you can talk about any topic your group agrees to talk about.

    For more on Lean Coffee, check out leancoffee.org. To see what this group has discussed in the past, check out portland.leancoffee.org.

    New Relic is hosting this event, providing us space and coffee (and a spectacular view). The event is free.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Oct 22 2013
    Hack + Help Session

    New Relic

    Bring your projects and your desire to learn!

    This is the place to get help from a mentor, join a peer study group, find an awesome learning project, and to level-up!

    We started out in Ruby, but we've been working with JS and Python groups and it's been so awesome, we decided to broaden the field.

    All languages welcome - check in for updates about featured mentors in different specializations each week we meet.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Oct 23 2013
    Lean Coffee

    New Relic

    Come join us for Lean Coffee. We will be talking about "Lean Knowledge Work" using the Lean Coffee format. We tend to focus on the business of software development, but you can talk about any topic your group agrees to talk about.

    For more on Lean Coffee, check out leancoffee.org. To see what this group has discussed in the past, check out portland.leancoffee.org.

    New Relic is hosting this event, providing us space and coffee (and a spectacular view). The event is free.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Oct 29 2013
    Hack + Help Session

    New Relic

    Bring your projects and your desire to learn!

    This is the place to get help from a mentor, join a peer study group, find an awesome learning project, and to level-up!

    We started out in Ruby, but we've been working with JS and Python groups and it's been so awesome, we decided to broaden the field.

    All languages welcome - check in for updates about featured mentors in different specializations each week we meet.

    Website
  • Monday
    Nov 4 2013
    FutureTalk with Sridhar Solur

    New Relic

    FutureTalk is brought to you by New Relic in collaboration with the PIE ...

    Beyond the confluence of Mobile, Social, Cloud and Analytics

    Few revolutionary technologies have created new value pools, displaced incumbents, changed lives, liquefied industries, and made a lasting economic impact. We are fortunate to be witnessing a perfect storm of Mobile, Social, Cloud and Analytic's creating this tectonic shift. In this session we will explore the rise of this connected ecosystem and look beyond into the world of Contextual computing, Wearables and the Internet of Things.

    This will be the first presentation in a series of free monthly FutureTalks from disruptive Developers, innovative Technologists and world-changing Creatives. So invite some friends, come grab a seat (and a slice of pizza!), and buckle up for what will be a very engaging event!

    Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

  • Tuesday
    Nov 5 2013
    Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting

    New Relic

    PRE-MEETING DINNER at 6pm

    We'll have pizza, so stop by early if you want to have dinner and socialize before the presentations.

    PRESENTATIONS at 7pm:

    BEER & SNACKS at 9pm

    After presentations we'll have more socializing time with beer & snacks.

    ARRIVING BY BIKE?

    Cyclists are welcome to park their bikes in the New Relic office. Bikes are not allowed in the building lobby, however, and must use the freight elevator. To get your bike up to the 28th floor, enter the building's parking lot by going down the ramp at 5th and Pine. Go past the tool booth -- no need to pick up a ticket -- and turn right. Go straight until you almost run into the elevator lobby, then go right again. On the back side of the elevator block you'll see a beat up pair of double doors marked "freight elevator." Go in there, and ride on up to the 28th floor. You'll easily find the bike parking.

    Thanks to New Relic for providing the venue and beer, pizza & snacks this month!

    ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade, also known as pdxruby and pdx.rb, is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon area. The group welcomes all programmers interested in the language and its implementations, tools, libraries and frameworks, such as Ruby on Rails. The group has been meeting since August 2002 for presentations, demos and discussions. Every month 35-75 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for Ruby. If you'd like to present or have a topic you'd like discussed, please post to the mailing list. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday" -- see you there!

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Nov 6 2013
    Lean Coffee

    New Relic

    Come join us for Lean Coffee. We will be talking about "Lean Knowledge Work" using the Lean Coffee format. We tend to focus on the business of software development, but you can talk about any topic your group agrees to talk about.

    For more on Lean Coffee, check out leancoffee.org. To see what this group has discussed in the past, check out portland.leancoffee.org.

    New Relic is hosting this event, providing us space and coffee (and a spectacular view). The event is free.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Nov 12 2013
    Hack+Help Session

    New Relic

    Bring your projects and your desire to learn!

    This is the place to get help from a mentor, join a peer study group, find an awesome learning project, and to level-up!

    We started out in Ruby, but we've been working with JS and Python groups and it's been so awesome, we decided to broaden the field.

    All languages welcome - check in for updates about featured mentors in different specializations each week we meet.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Nov 19 2013
    Ruby Beginners Meetup, aka Ruby Newbie Brewby

    New Relic

    Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby. Bring questions. Drink $beverage. Hack. Experienced Rubyists welcome; we want you to share your expertise!

    If you have a question or a topic you'd like discussed at the meeting, feel free to post to the mailing list.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Nov 20 2013
    Lean Coffee

    New Relic

    Come join us for Lean Coffee. We will be talking about "Lean Knowledge Work" using the Lean Coffee format. We tend to focus on the business of software development, but you can talk about any topic your group agrees to talk about.

    For more on Lean Coffee, check out leancoffee.org. To see what this group has discussed in the past, check out portland.leancoffee.org.

    New Relic is hosting this event, providing us space and coffee (and a spectacular view). The event is free.

    Website
  • Docker Meetup

    New Relic

    Meetup to discuss docker. http://www.docker.io/

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Nov 26 2013
    CANCELLED Hack+Help Session CANCELLED

    New Relic

    Just this week - sorry everyone, too many people are out of town for the holidays and I think we all could use a Tuesday off! :)

    Website
  • Monday
    Dec 2 2013
    FutureTalk with Jessica McKellar

    New Relic

    How the Internet Works

    An introduction to the Internet's structure and protocols through fun experiments from the Python perspective.

    We'll use Python libraries like Scapy and Twisted to explore:

    • What happens under the hood when you type python.org into your browser bar and hit enter
    • What data you reveal about yourself as you surf the Web
    • How coffee shop Internet access works
    • How to propose marriage on your local network via ARP cache poisoning

    By the end of this talk you'll:

    • Understand the core Internet protocols and how design decisions from the early Internet impact us today
    • Have exposure to popular Python networking libraries
    • Think sniffing your own wireless traffic is a fun way to spend a Saturday morning

    This is the second event in a series of free monthly FutureTalks from disruptive Developers, innovative Technologists and world-changing Creatives. Doors open at 5:30p for food and drinks, and the presentation will begin right at 6p.

    Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

    Jessica McKellar is an entrepreneur, software engineer, and open source developer from Cambridge, MA. She is a Director for the Python Software Foundation and an organizer for the largest Python user group in the world. With that group she runs the Boston Python Workshop -- an introductory programming pipeline that has brought hundreds of women into the local Python community and is being replicated in cities across the US.

    Jessica is a veteran open source contributor and a maintainer for several open source projects, including OpenHatch and the Twisted event-driven networking engine; she wrote a chapter on Twisted for The Architecture of Open Source Applications Volume II and the second edition of O'Reilly's Twisted Networking Essentials.

    › FutureTalk is brought to you by New Relic in collaboration with the Portland Incubator Experiment

  • Tuesday
    Dec 3 2013
    Docker Hackday #7

    New Relic

    PDX venue for the global docker hack day.

    10:30am PST: Docker 101 online session with Nick Stinemates

    6:00pm PST: Lightning talks

    Website
  • Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting

    New Relic

    Our Nov & Dec 2013 meetings will be at New Relic instead of our usual location, CrowdCompass

    PRE-MEETING DINNER at 6pm

    We'll have pizza, so stop by early if you want to have dinner and socialize before the presentations.

    PRESENTATIONS at 7pm:

    BEER & SNACKS at 9pm

    After presentations we'll have more socializing/pirating time with beer & snacks.

    ARRIVING BY BIKE?

    Cyclists are welcome to park their bikes in the New Relic office. Bikes are not allowed in the building lobby, however, and must use the freight elevator. To get your bike up to the 28th floor, enter the building's parking lot by going down the ramp at 5th and Pine. Go past the booth -- no need to pick up a ticket -- and turn right. Go straight until you almost run into the elevator lobby, then go right again. On the back side of the elevator block you'll see a beat up pair of double doors marked "freight elevator." You can get up by buzzing in with the intercom, and saying you're here for New Relic. Ride on up to the 28th floor, you'll easily find the bike parking.

    Thanks to New Relic for providing the venue and beer, pizza & snacks this month!

    ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade, also known as pdxruby and pdx.rb, is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon area. The group welcomes all programmers interested in the language and its implementations, tools, libraries and frameworks, such as Ruby on Rails. The group has been meeting since August 2002 for presentations, demos and discussions. Every month 35-75 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for Ruby. If you'd like to present or have a topic you'd like discussed, please post to the mailing list. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday" -- see you there!

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Dec 4 2013
    Lean Coffee

    New Relic

    Come join us for Lean Coffee. We will be talking about "Lean Knowledge Work" using the Lean Coffee format. We tend to focus on the business of software development, but you can talk about any topic your group agrees to talk about.

    For more on Lean Coffee, check out leancoffee.org. To see what this group has discussed in the past, check out portland.leancoffee.org.

    New Relic is hosting this event, providing us space and coffee (and a spectacular view). The event is free.

    Website
  • Hack the People - Safety Critical Software with Dave Case

    New Relic

    PLEASE RSVP on our MeetUp page - $5 http://www.meetup.com/Hack-The-People-PDX/events/143721062/ or call / text Amanda: 480.432.1787 and leave a message.

    Limited to 18 participants.

    Hack The People has launched an innovative tech mentorship initiative. We discuss our individual qualities as mentors and mentees, and how we can foster these relationships. Here is what you can expect at this meetup:

    Refreshments

    Keynote - Topic: Safety Critical Software.
    Presenter: Dave Case.

    David has been compulsively writing software for 20 years. He's
    

    worked on 911 Dispatching software, written a moving map display used in hundreds of aircraft, and worked under Derek Sivers at CD Baby. David is also the founder of Davesgalaxy.com, a browser based, 4x, MMO Strategy game. Linked-in: David Case Github: Dav3xor

    Lightning Talks

    Networking This event has a limited number of seats, so don't miss out and make sure to reserve your spot at Hack the People's first few Portland meetups!

    This isn't just your usual Meetup. We respect your time and the time of the people who come to mentor you. If you RSVP and no-show without changing your RSVP to open up your spot to someone else to an HTP meeting twice, you won't be welcome back. We're depending on you to be a part of the mentoring cycle and to help others. Take your skills and abilities with people to the next level. We're different, and you will be too.

    Learn more about us at HackThePeople.org!

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Dec 10 2013
    Hack+Help Session (Cancelled in favor of Winter Coder Social)

    New Relic

    NOTE: Cancelled in favor of the awesome Winter Code Social. Please go there! It's amazing! http://calagator.org/events/1250465234

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    Bring your projects and your desire to learn!

    This is the place to get help from a mentor, join a peer study group, find an awesome learning project, and to level-up!

    We started out in Ruby, but we've been working with JS and Python groups and it's been so awesome, we decided to broaden the field.

    All languages welcome - check in for updates about featured mentors in different specializations each week we meet.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Dec 18 2013
    Lean Coffee

    New Relic

    Come join us for Lean Coffee. We will be talking about "Lean Knowledge Work" using the Lean Coffee format. We tend to focus on the business of software development, but you can talk about any topic your group agrees to talk about.

    For more on Lean Coffee, check out leancoffee.org. To see what this group has discussed in the past, check out portland.leancoffee.org.

    New Relic is hosting this event, providing us space and coffee (and a spectacular view). The event is free.

    Website
  • Monday
    Jan 6 2014
    OWASP Chapter Meeting

    New Relic

    Stephen A. Ridley will be presenting on the vulnerability of mobile applications

    UPDATE: New Relic will be providing pizza for attendees. Yum.



    Stephen A. Ridley is a security researcher and author with more than 10 years of experience in software development, software security, and reverse engineering. Within that last few years, he has presented his research and spoken about reverse engineering and software security research on every continent except Antarctica. Stephen and his work have been featured on NPR and NBC and in Wired, Washington Post, Fast Company, VentureBeat, Slashdot, The Register, and other publications. Prior to his current work Mr. Ridley previously served as the Chief Information Security Officer of a financial services firm. Prior to that, various information security researcher/consultant roles including his role as a founding member of the Security and Mission Assurance (SMA) group at a major U.S. Defense contractor where he did vulnerability research and reverse engineering in support of the U.S. Defense and Intelligence community. Mr. Ridley calls Portland home and was a recent speaker at the Chaos Communication Congress in Hamburg.


    The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is a 501c3 not-for-profit worldwide charitable organization focused on improving the security of application software. To sign up for future meeting notes and to discuss security topics with local gurus, sign up on the OWASP Portland mailing list:

     https://lists.owasp.org/mailman/listinfo/owasp-portland
    

    Meetings are free and open to the public.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jan 7 2014
    Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting

    New Relic

    PRE-MEETING DINNER at 6pm

    We'll have pizza, so stop by early if you want to have dinner and socialize before the presentations.

    PRESENTATIONS at 7pm

    BEER & SNACKS at 9pm

    After presentations we'll have more socializing time with beer & snacks.

    ARRIVING BY BIKE?

    Cyclists are welcome to park their bikes in the New Relic office. Bikes are not allowed in the building lobby, however, and must use the freight elevator. To get your bike up to the 28th floor, enter the building's parking lot by going down the ramp at 5th and Pine. Go past the booth -- no need to pick up a ticket -- and turn right. Go straight until you almost run into the elevator lobby, then go right again. On the back side of the elevator block you'll see a beat up pair of double doors marked "freight elevator." You can get up by buzzing in with the intercom, and saying you're here for New Relic. Ride on up to the 28th floor, you'll easily find the bike parking.

    Thanks to New Relic for providing the venue and beer, pizza & snacks this month!

    ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade, also known as pdxruby and pdx.rb, is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon area. The group welcomes all programmers interested in the language and its implementations, tools, libraries and frameworks, such as Ruby on Rails. The group has been meeting since August 2002 for presentations, demos and discussions. Every month 35-75 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for Ruby. If you'd like to present or have a topic you'd like discussed, please post to the mailing list. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday" -- see you there!

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jan 8 2014
    Social Change Anytime Everywhere

    New Relic

    Amy Sample Ward will present ideas from her new book, Social Change Anytime Everywhere: How to implement online multichannel strategies to spark advocacy, raise money and engage your community.

    Drawing from her deep experience working with technology for nonprofits, Amy will show how organizations are successfully integrating online multichannel efforts into their work, and how you can craft an “Anytime Everywhere” campaign to achieve your nonprofit or social change goals and objectives.

    Published in 2013, Social Change Anytime Everywhere has received rave reviews from media and readers alike. Coauthors Allyson Kapin and Amy Sample Ward describe in a readable and highly practical style how organizations can effectively plan and implement online multichannel strategies of “Anytime Everywhere” to advocate for their causes, raise money and engage more deeply with their communities. The book is available from Amazon, Powell's, and an online ebook can be downloaded for patrons of Multnomah County Library. If you get a chance, we encourage you to start reading the book ahead of time!

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

    Presenter

    Amy Sample Ward is an author and speaker, and works with nonprofits of all sizes around the world to use technology to enhance their community impact. She is the author of a highly respected blog on nonprofit technology, and somehow finds time for her day job as CEO of NTEN (the Nonprofit Technology Network). Amy is also a former community organizer for NetSquared, having supported local NetSquared groups around the world.


    Venue Sponsor

    Many thanks to our venue sponsor New Relic! New Relic is a software analytics company that makes sense of billions of metrics about millions of applications in real time because we believe it’s impossible to delight customers without visibility into their experiences.


    Agenda

    Networking and refreshments 6pm-6:30pm

    Presentation 6:30pm-7:45pm

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

     

    Accessibility

    Mobility Access: This venue is wheelchair accessible.

    Hearing Access: Not yet known if this venue as AV equipment.

    Sight Access: We will use a projector at this venue. Contact us if you would like a copy of the presentation in advance.

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


    Parking & Transportation

    There is a parking garage nearby on Pine between 4th & 5th. 

    Website
  • Monday
    Jan 13 2014
    FutureTalk with Amber Case

    New Relic

    Rise of the Indie Web

    What happens when an online service you use freezes your account, loses your data, or goes out of business? Have you ever used a service by a company that suddenly went under, stranding your data? What happened to the Internet in 2003?Do you own your own identity or do you sharecrop? Who owns your data and why? Case will talk about data ownership, identity and the Indie Web, a movement that is taking back ownership of one's own identity and data instead of sharecropping on 3rd party websites.

    This is the 3rd event in a series of free monthly FutureTalks from disruptive Developers, innovative Technologists and world-changing Creatives. Doors open at 5:30p for food and drinks, and the presentation will begin right at 6p.

    Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

    Amber Case is the Director of Esri's R&D Center, Portland, where she works on next generation location-based technology. Previously, she co-founded Geoloqi, a location-based software company acquired by Esri in 2012. She recently worked on MapAttack! an urban geofencing game based on Esri technology.

    In 2012 she was named one of National Geographic's Emerging Explorers and made Inc Magazine's 30 under 30 with Geoloqi co-founder Aaron Parecki. Case has spoken at TED on technology and humans and regularly speaks around the world.

    Case is a proponent of data ownership, and uses her domain as her own personal data store and identity provider. Case founded IndieWebCamp with Tantek Çelik and Aaron Parecki in 2010. Case is interested in furthering the ideas of Calm Technology, wearable computing, and the future of the interface. You can follow her on Twitter @caseorganic or at caseorganic.com.

    › FutureTalk is brought to you by New Relic in collaboration with PIE and TAO

  • Tuesday
    Jan 14 2014
    AngularJS Portland Meetup

    New Relic

    Edwin Knuth will be demonstrating AngularJS with phonegap.

    Please RSVP through the meetup.com website: AngularJS meetup

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jan 15 2014
    Lean Coffee

    New Relic

    Come join us for Lean Coffee. We will be talking about "Lean Knowledge Work" using the Lean Coffee format. We tend to focus on the business of software development, but you can talk about any topic your group agrees to talk about.

    For more on Lean Coffee, check out leancoffee.org. To see what this group has discussed in the past, check out portland.leancoffee.org.

    New Relic is hosting this event, providing us space and coffee (and a spectacular view). The event is free.

    Website
  • iOS-PDX : Shake Report: how to get perfect feedback from your beta testers

    New Relic

    This month we'll have two talks.

    Shake Report: how to get perfect feedback from your beta testers - Jérémy Templier

    Technical challenges about writing the agent for iOS - New Relic agent team

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jan 22 2014
    Basho Presents: Distributed Systems & Riak 2.0!!!

    New Relic

    Come on by the New Relic offices to talk Riak! Basho core engineer Jordan West will be discussing broader level distributed systems topics as well as what's going on with Riak --> 2.0!!!!

    Pizza and beer too!

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jan 29 2014
    Lean Coffee

    New Relic

    Come join us for Lean Coffee. We will be talking about "Lean Knowledge Work" using the Lean Coffee format. We tend to focus on the business of software development, but you can talk about any topic your group agrees to talk about.

    For more on Lean Coffee, check out leancoffee.org. To see what this group has discussed in the past, check out portland.leancoffee.org.

    New Relic is hosting this event, providing us space and coffee (and a spectacular view). The event is free.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Feb 4 2014
    Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting: Yehuda Katz talking about Rust

    New Relic

    We'll have pizza starting at 6pm, so stop by early if you want to have dinner and socialize before the presentations.

    PRESENTATIONS at 7pm

    • Markus Roberts: Ruby hangman
    • Yehuda Katz will talk about his Rust work

    After presentations we'll have more socializing time with beer & snacks.

    ARRIVING BY BIKE?

    Cyclists are welcome to park their bikes in the New Relic office. Bikes are not allowed in the building lobby, however, and must use the freight elevator. To get your bike up to the 28th floor, enter the building's parking lot by going down the ramp at 5th and Pine. Go past the booth -- no need to pick up a ticket -- and turn right. Go straight until you almost run into the elevator lobby, then go right again. On the back side of the elevator block you'll see a beat up pair of double doors marked "freight elevator." You can get up by buzzing in with the intercom, and saying you're here for New Relic. Ride on up to the 28th floor, you'll easily find the bike parking.

    Thanks to New Relic for providing the venue and beer, pizza & snacks this month!

    ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade, also known as pdxruby and pdx.rb, is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon area. The group welcomes all programmers interested in the language and its implementations, tools, libraries and frameworks, such as Ruby on Rails. The group has been meeting since August 2002 for presentations, demos and discussions. Every month 35-75 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for Ruby. If you'd like to present or have a topic you'd like discussed, please post to the mailing list. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday" -- see you there!

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Feb 5 2014
    Hack The People PDX

    New Relic

    We are a group of makers, hackers, coders, programmers, and technologists that want to contribute to the tech community by providing a place to learn from others.

    Our meetups are intimate events designed to help create relationships between junior and senior people in various tech fields. Hack The People is looking for both mentees and mentors to attend our events. The events will focus around lightning talks about your pet projects.

    Lightning talks, you ask?

    Yes, each participant gets about 2 minutes to talk about anything they're working on, problems they've come across, or even just seedling ideas in their head, with an additional 4 minutes of time for people in the group to offer assistance in the form of new insights, perspectives, solutions, or anything else they can offer(please note that we don't allow soliciting/buy-my-app type of talks). It's like having a whole group of mentors to listen to what you have to say with an aim to help.

    After the lightning talks round, we will head across the way to Bailey's to have a drink and chat a little less formally.

    Please be punctual as we start on time and move through each portion with a minimum of dilly-dallying.

    Here is what you can expect at this meetup:

    • Refreshments/Pizza
    • Keynote speaker
    • Lightning Talks
    • Drinks/Networking @ Bailiey's

    This event has a limited number of seats, so don't miss out and make sure to reserve your spot!

    Learn more about us at HackThePeople.org!

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Feb 12 2014
    Lean Coffee

    New Relic

    Come join us for Lean Coffee. We will be talking about "Lean Knowledge Work" using the Lean Coffee format. We tend to focus on the business of software development, but you can talk about any topic your group agrees to talk about.

    For more on Lean Coffee, check out leancoffee.org. To see what this group has discussed in the past, check out portland.leancoffee.org.

    New Relic is hosting this event, providing us space and coffee (and a spectacular view). The event is free.

    Website
  • Monday
    Feb 24 2014
    FutureTalk with Sandi Metz

    New Relic

    An exploration of the purpose of rules ...

    We're iconoclasts who reject arbitrary constraints yet long for understandable, predictable, changeable applications. We want code that follows rules yet we refuse to let rules to get in our way. We're deeply attached to the little rules that help get things done (No trailing whitespace! Indent using two spaces!) and despise the big, complicated ones that impose one-size-fits-all straitjackets on otherwise sane programming problems.

    This talk proposes 5 'little' rules for writing object-oriented code. These rules are determinedly simple yet produce code that experts love and novices can be trusted to change; they fill the space between anarchy and order with practical, common sense. The rules guide without impeding, help without hindering and constrain without binding, and let you create applications that are easy to change and fun to work their whole life long.

    This is the 4th event in a series of free monthly FutureTalks from disruptive Developers, innovative Technologists and world-changing Creatives. Doors open at 5:30p for food, drinks and networking. The presentation will begin right at 6p.

    Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

    Sandi Metz is a programmer. In the past 30+ years she has written innumerable applications, many of which are still running today. Dealing with long lived applications has left her deeply biased towards practical solutions that produce working software that is easy to change. She is also someone who explains things, but has difficulty speaking without drawing on the whiteboard and feels inarticulate unless the conversation includes at least three colors. She believes in simplicity; simple code, and straightforward explanations, and strives for it in her code and in her writing.

    You can follow her on Twitter @sandimetz or at sandimetz.com

    › FutureTalk is brought to you by New Relic in collaboration with PIE and TAO

  • Wednesday
    Feb 26 2014
    Lean Coffee

    New Relic

    Come join us for Lean Coffee. We will be talking about "Lean Knowledge Work" using the Lean Coffee format. We tend to focus on the business of software development, but you can talk about any topic your group agrees to talk about.

    For more on Lean Coffee, check out leancoffee.org. To see what this group has discussed in the past, check out portland.leancoffee.org.

    New Relic is hosting this event, providing us space and coffee (and a spectacular view). The event is free.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Mar 4 2014
    Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting

    New Relic

    We'll have pizza starting at 6pm, so stop by early if you want to have dinner and socialize before the presentations.

    PRESENTATIONS at 7pm

    After presentations we'll have more socializing time with beer & snacks.

    ARRIVING BY BIKE?

    Cyclists are welcome to park their bikes in the New Relic office. Bikes are not allowed in the building lobby, however, and must use the freight elevator. To get your bike up to the 28th floor, enter the building's parking lot by going down the ramp at 5th and Pine. Go past the booth -- no need to pick up a ticket -- and turn right. Go straight until you almost run into the elevator lobby, then go right again. On the back side of the elevator block you'll see a beat up pair of double doors marked "freight elevator." You can get up by buzzing in with the intercom, and saying you're here for New Relic. Ride on up to the 28th floor, you'll easily find the bike parking.

    Thanks to New Relic for providing the venue and beer, pizza & snacks this month!

    ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade, also known as pdxruby and pdx.rb, is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon area. The group welcomes all programmers interested in the language and its implementations, tools, libraries and frameworks, such as Ruby on Rails. The group has been meeting since August 2002 for presentations, demos and discussions. Every month 35-75 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for Ruby. If you'd like to present or have a topic you'd like discussed, please post to the mailing list. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday" -- see you there!

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Mar 5 2014
    Hack The People PDX

    New Relic

    We are a group of makers, hackers, coders, programmers, and technologists that want to contribute to the tech community by providing a place to learn from others.

    All are welcome, regardless of skill level

    Our meetups are intimate events designed to help create relationships between junior and senior people in various tech fields. Hack The People is looking for both mentees and mentors to attend our events. The events will focus around lightning talks about your pet projects.

    Lightning talks, you ask?

    Yes, each participant gets about 2 minutes to talk about anything they're working on, problems they've come across, or even just seedling ideas in their head, with an additional 4 minutes of time for people in the group to offer assistance in the form of new insights, perspectives, solutions, or anything else they can offer(please note that we don't allow soliciting/buy-my-app type of talks). It's like having a whole group of mentors to listen to what you have to say with an aim to help.

    After the lightning talks round, we will head across the way to Bailey's to have a drink and chat a little less formally.

    Please be punctual as we start on time and move through each portion with a minimum of dilly-dallying.

    Here is what you can expect at this meetup:

    Refreshments/Pizza

    Keynote speaker - Adam DuVander

    Lightning Talks

    Drinks/Networking @ Bailey's

    This event has a limited number of seats, so don't miss out and make sure to reserve your spot!

    Learn more about us at HackThePeople.org!

    Website
  • Thursday
    Mar 6 2014
    Ruby on Ales Live Stream
    through
    New Relic

    For the second year in a row New Relic will be hosting a live stream of the talks (and providing a live stream of beer) for those of you who won't be able to make it to the conference. Drop by our office (on the 28th floor of Big Pink) between 9:00am and 5pm to enjoy beer, snacks, and Ruby talks in a hacker friendly environment. No RSVP required.

    This year two of our own New Relics will be speaking:

    Jonan Scheffler (from our Ruby agent team) will be co-presenting with Aaron Paterson about a Ruby-powered lego robot that can visually identify and sort decks of Magic cards. https://www.onales.com/speakers#jonanschefflerandaaronpatterson

    Jason Clark (also from the Ruby agent team) will be waxing poetic on the similarities between homebrewing and Ruby development. https://www.onales.com/speakers#jasonclark

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Mar 11 2014
    pdxbyte users group first meeting (C/C++/Assembly)

    New Relic

    A Portland Oregon users group primarily for languages that compile to machine native format such as C, C++, and Assembly.

    5:30pm Doors open, unstructured time.

    6:30pm The MOS 6502 might be the most historically significant processor for one reason: It fueled the PC revolution. You have probably used a device with a 6502, and maybe even programmed one, but do you know the historical context for it and what made it successful? This talk briefly covers the following aspects of the 6502: the events that lead to its creation, the elegance of the design, and the lessons we can learn from its success.

    Speaker Bio: Jason Dagit is a research engineer at Galois. He received a M.S. in Computer Science from Oregon State University in 2009. He has been active in the Haskell community since 2005 and he is currently a member of the Haskell.org committee. His areas of interest include functional programming, computer graphics, and most recently hardware design. He enjoys working in the space between pure research and industrial practice.

    7:30pm Popcount as an Example Of Microbenchmarking in C

    Quickly determining the number of 1 bits in a binary machine word, the so-called "popcount", has always been an interesting problem for developers. Popcount is useful in applications ranging from cryptography to games, so it is worth trying to optimize. In this talk, I will report on a number of different popcount algorithms and their C implementation performance, in the context of a "microbenchmarking" framework custom-built in C for this purpose. I will also explore the pitfalls of C in microbenchmarking and the issues, problems and relevance of microbenchmarking in general.

    Speaker Bio: Bart Massey got his B.A. in Physics from Reed in 1987, having learned C while he was there. After a couple of years writing C code at Tektronix, Inc. Bart attended University of Oregon, where he received his MSCS in 1992 and his Ph.D. in 1999. For the past 14 years, he has been a Computer Science Professor at Portland State University. He still writes more C than he cares to admit.

    8:30ish pm Head to an elevator. People might go someplace to continue chatting.

    ARRIVING BY BIKE?

    Cyclists are welcome to park their bikes in the New Relic office. Bikes are not allowed in the building lobby, however, and must use the freight elevator. To get your bike up to the 28th floor, enter the building's parking lot by going down the ramp at 5th and Pine. Go past the booth -- no need to pick up a ticket -- and turn right. Go straight until you almost run into the elevator lobby, then go right again. On the back side of the elevator block you'll see a beat up pair of double doors marked "freight elevator." You can get up by buzzing in with the intercom, and saying you're here for New Relic. Ride on up to the 28th floor, you'll easily find the bike parking.

    A Huge thanks to New Relic for providing the venue and food.

    Thanks to O'Reilly for sending books.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Mar 12 2014
    Lean Coffee

    New Relic

    Come join us for Lean Coffee. We will be talking about "Lean Knowledge Work" using the Lean Coffee format. We tend to focus on the business of software development, but you can talk about any topic your group agrees to talk about.

    For more on Lean Coffee, check out leancoffee.org. To see what this group has discussed in the past, check out portland.leancoffee.org.

    New Relic is hosting this event, providing us space and coffee (and a spectacular view). The event is free.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Mar 13 2014
    Docker Portland Meetup #3 at New Relic

    New Relic

    Join us for the next Docker Portland Meetup. This event will be hosted at New Relic, Portland. Adron Hall will be presenting what Docker is good for, where to use it and what else it might be an excellent fit for. Jesse Dearing will present a lightning talk about drone.io.

    Schedule

    6:00 to 6:30: Docker basics: What, Why?

    6:30 to 7:30: Docker Demo

    7:30 to 8:00: Q&A and lightning talks (drone.io, ..)*

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Mar 18 2014
    Portland Java User Group (PJUG)

    New Relic

    Clojure: your new favorite programming language

    Clojure is a fascinating new(er) programming language, created by Rich Hickey, that combines the ubiquity and performance of Java with the power and expressiveness of Lisp. Clojure excels at interesting problems, especially those involving concurrency, but can also freely interoperate with standard Java. Clojure developers quickly become passionate about this odd little hybrid: it's easy to learn, yet deeply powerful, and is at the heart of a vibrant and exciting eco-system of tools and libraries.

    Speaker

    Howard Lewis Ship

    Howard is a long-time Java developer with a recovering case of framework-itis, as evidenced by the Apache Tapestry web framework; he's been following Clojure for several years, and has been doing full time Clojure coding for the last eight months. He's a fan of both expressiveness in code and runtime efficiency, so Clojure is a natural fit.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Mar 26 2014
    Lean Coffee

    New Relic

    Come join us for Lean Coffee. We will be talking about "Lean Knowledge Work" using the Lean Coffee format. We tend to focus on the business of software development, but you can talk about any topic your group agrees to talk about.

    For more on Lean Coffee, check out leancoffee.org. To see what this group has discussed in the past, check out portland.leancoffee.org.

    New Relic is hosting this event, providing us space and coffee (and a spectacular view). The event is free.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Mar 27 2014
    PDX Rust: A(n abridged) tour of the Rust compiler

    New Relic

    Come and listen to some guy ramble about the innards of the Rust compiler. Free beer & pizza for all!

    Website
  • Monday
    Mar 31 2014
    FutureTalk with Ward Cunningham

    New Relic

    Wiki's Song of Code and Content

    Agile programming and Wiki hypertext emerged together out of a single vision of completing each other's work. Twenty years later we see opportunity to direct this collaboration toward more difficult problems. This is not your father's wiki. We reexamine fundamental questions about what it means to write and to program. Then we show how Federated Wiki uses both to make a better world.

    This is the 5th event in a series of free monthly FutureTalks from disruptive Developers, innovative Technologists and world-changing Creatives. Doors open at 5:30p for food, drinks and networking. The presentation will begin right at 6p.

    Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

    Ward Cunningham has worked for and consulted to daring startups and huge corporations. He has served as CTO, Director, Fellow, Principle Engineer and Inventor. He is best known for creating wiki. He leads an open-source project rebuilding wiki to solve more complex sharing situations addressing some of societies toughest problems. Ward founded movements in object-oriented, agile software, extreme programming and pattern languages. Ward lives in Portland, Oregon and works for New Relic, Inc.

    Check out this event's Federated Wiki, and follow him on Twitter @WardCunningham

    › FutureTalk is brought to you by New Relic in collaboration with TAO

  • Tuesday
    Apr 1 2014
    Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting

    New Relic

    We'll have pizza, snacks & beer starting at 6pm, so stop by early if you want to have dinner and socialize before the presentations.

    PRESENTATIONS at 7pm

    • Markus Roberts: Ruby hangman
    • David Celis: Benchmarking
      Covering the basics of benchmarking in Ruby, application to HTTP load testing, and some gotchas along the way.
    • Jason Clark: Make an Event of It!
      Are your controllers jumbled with seemingly unrelated steps? Does testing any bit of application logic require fixtures and setup helpers a mile long?
      Evented patterns create a vocabulary of what happens in your system, and a way to separate code triggering events from code that responds to them. That helps tame the sprawl by setting clean boundaries, simplifying tests, and keeping your dependencies isolated.
      This talk reveals the power of events and what's already in Rails to help you.
    • Chuck Lauer Vose: Building kick-ass internal education programs (for large and small budgets)
      There are not enough senior programmers in the world to satisfy the needs of our organizations; but educating your own developers is crazy expensive and hard, right?
      It turns out there lots of effective, low-cost, low commitment ways to inject education into your organization, I'll show you some of the low commitment ways to engage your peers, how to evaluate your needs, how to measure your progress, and how to plan for future ed needs.

    After presentations we'll have more socializing time.

    Thanks to New Relic for providing the venue and beer, pizza & snacks this month!

    ARRIVING BY BIKE? Cyclists are welcome to park their bikes in the New Relic office. Bikes are not allowed in the building lobby, however, and must use the freight elevator. To get your bike up to the 28th floor, enter the building's parking lot by going down the ramp at 5th and Pine. Go past the booth -- no need to pick up a ticket -- and turn right. Go straight until you almost run into the elevator lobby, then go right again. On the back side of the elevator block you'll see a beat up pair of double doors marked "freight elevator." You can get up by buzzing in with the intercom, and saying you're here for New Relic. Ride on up to the 28th floor, you'll easily find the bike parking.

    ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade, also known as pdxruby and pdx.rb, is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon area. The group welcomes all programmers interested in the language and its implementations, tools, libraries and frameworks, such as Ruby on Rails. The group has been meeting since August 2002 for presentations, demos and discussions. Every month 35-75 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for Ruby. If you'd like to present or have a topic you'd like discussed, please post to the mailing list. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday" -- see you there!

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Apr 2 2014
    Hack The People: PDX

    New Relic

    We are a group of makers, hackers, coders, programmers, and technologists that want to contribute to the tech community by providing a place to learn from others.

    All are welcome, regardless of skill level

    Our meetups are intimate events designed to help create relationships between junior and senior people in various tech fields. Hack The People is looking for both mentees and mentors to attend our events. The events will focus around table talks about your pet projects.

    Each attendee will get to talk about projects they're working on, problems they've come across, ideas(technical or non-technical) or about anything else. The rest of the group will offer assistance in the form of new insights, perspectives, solutions, or anything else they can offer(please note that we don't allow soliciting/buy-my-app type of talks). Everyone is here to help one another, and all skill levels are welcome!

    After the this round, we will head across the way to Bailey's to network and forge relationships over beer.

    Please be punctual as we start on time and move through each portion in a timely manner.

    This event has a limited number of seats, so don't miss out and make sure to reserve your spot! http://www.meetup.com/Hack-The-People-PDX/events/172340122/

    Learn more about us at HackThePeople.org!

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Apr 8 2014
    pdxbyte users group (C/C++/Assembly)

    New Relic

    First talk at 7PM, come early to hack, or network

    • 7pm Title: Restoration of a simulator of one great machine on another.

    Abstract: Gordon Bell described Seymour Cray as the greatest computer builder that he knew of as demonstrated by his designs and their successors that operated at the highest performance for over 30 years. Bell was from DEC, Cray from CDC, two routine producers of beautiful architectures. I programmed both. In this talk I will review the restoration of my work based on the patterns widely used in assembler of the time. This itself is an innovation in restoration and well suited to the modern web.

    Bio: Ward Cunningham has worked for and consulted to daring startups and huge corporations. He has served as CTO, Director, Fellow, Principle Engineer and Inventor. He is best known for creating wiki. He leads an open-source project rebuilding wiki to solve more complex sharing situations addressing some of societies toughest problems. Ward founded movements in object-oriented, agile software, extreme programming and pattern languages. Ward lives in Portland, Oregon and works for New Relic, Inc.

    Abstract: An overview of the Simple DirectMedia Layer and some of the things you can do with it and basic howto bits.

    Bio: Jason ChampionJason Champion, Software Mad Scientist.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Apr 9 2014
    Lean Coffee

    New Relic

    Come join us for Lean Coffee. We will be talking about "Lean Knowledge Work" using the Lean Coffee format. We tend to focus on the business of software development, but you can talk about any topic your group agrees to talk about.

    For more on Lean Coffee, check out leancoffee.org. To see what this group has discussed in the past, check out portland.leancoffee.org.

    New Relic is hosting this event, providing us space and coffee (and a spectacular view). The event is free.

    Website
  • PDXScala Monthly Meeting

    New Relic

    Hey folks, it's that time again! We'll be holding our April meeting on Wednesday at 6PM. I'm also happy to announce that we'll have pizza and drinks sponsored by Nick Luallin of Modis Recruiting.

    Coursera will once again be offering the Functional Programming Principles in Scala course starting April 25th, so I thought that we could spend at least the first hour (which is "beginner" hour, anyway) talking about the course, what to expect, and any other preparatory topics might help those of you planning to take the course. Among other things, I'm happy to give another of my walk-throughs on sbt usage, we can help people with advice about setting up IDEs, or whatever else people might need to know before getting started.

    Kevin Scaldeferri will also give an overview of some of his investigations into Summingbird and Spark for handling streaming data.

    I'd love for people to bring projects they're working on, interesting libraries they want to share (could be yours or one you found online), or even just topics for discussion. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone and hope you all have plenty of great ideas to talk about!

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Apr 15 2014
  • Thursday
    Apr 17 2014
    Unity PDX Meetup

    New Relic

    Unity Developer/Artist meetup covering topics from: getting started, to memory management to 3d asset workflow.

    Beer and Pizza Provided!

    Website
  • Monday
    Apr 21 2014
    FutureTalk with Gene Kim

    New Relic

    DevOps Patterns Distilled:

    Implementing The Needed Practices In Four Practical Steps

    Organizations employing DevOps practices such as Google, Amazon, Facebook, Etsy and Twitter are routinely deploying code into production hundreds, or even thousands, of times per day, while providing world-class availability, reliability and security. In contrast, most organizations struggle to do releases more than every nine months.

    The authors of the upcoming “DevOps Cookbook” have been studying high performing organizations since 1999, and we capture and codify how these high-performing organizations achieve this fast flow of work through Product Management and Development, through QA and Infosec, and into IT Operations. By doing so, other organizations can now replicate the extraordinary culture and outcomes enabling their organization to scale and win in the marketplace.

    The goal of the DevOps Cookbook is to help accelerate DevOps adoption, increase the success of DevOps initiatives, and lower the activation energy required for DevOps transformations to start and finish.

    This is the 6th event in a series of free monthly FutureTalks from disruptive Developers, innovative Technologists and world-changing Creatives. Networking begins at 5:30, with free food and drinks. The presentation will begin right at 6p.

    Please join and RSVP via our new Meetup group HERE

    Gene is a multiple award winning CTO, researcher and author. He was founder and CTO of Tripwire for 13 years. He has written three books, including “The Visible Ops Handbook” and “The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win." Gene is a huge fan of IT operations, and how it can enable developers to maximize throughput of features from “code complete” to “in production,” without causing chaos and disruption to the IT environment. He has worked with some of the top Internet companies on improving deployment flow and increasing the rigor around IT operational processes. In 2007, ComputerWorld added Gene to the “40 Innovative IT People Under The Age Of 40” list, and was given the Outstanding Alumnus Award by the Department of Computer Sciences at Purdue University for achievement and leadership in the profession.

    › FutureTalk is brought to you by New Relic in collaboration with TAO

  • Wednesday
    Apr 23 2014
    Lean Coffee

    New Relic

    Come join us for Lean Coffee. We will be talking about "Lean Knowledge Work" using the Lean Coffee format. We tend to focus on the business of software development, but you can talk about any topic your group agrees to talk about.

    For more on Lean Coffee, check out leancoffee.org. To see what this group has discussed in the past, check out portland.leancoffee.org.

    New Relic is hosting this event, providing us space and coffee (and a spectacular view). The event is free.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Apr 24 2014
    CodePDX: Languages from 30,000 feet.

    New Relic

    Join us for the 2nd CodePDX meeting!

    Ever wondered what makes one programming language better than another? Why some languages have died in popularity over the years?

    Adron Hall will be giving us an over view of various different languages of the past and present.

    Whether you've never written a line of code, or simply want to get a more wholesome idea of the language landscape, you should come.

    Please RSVP so that we can get a rough headcount for pizza.

    Thanks to our wonderful sponsors New Relic and Twilio for the venue and pizza.

    Questions? Contact Colby @ colby@aley.me

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Apr 30 2014
    Showcase Showoff: Portland Code School Graduate Debut!

    New Relic

    It's graduation time at Portland Code School!


    Come celebrate with us and find your next great team member!

    Enjoy an evening of capstones and cocktails. We'll introduce our program and curriculum, and our graduates will be available to show off their awesome capstone web apps.

    Here are some of their amazing projects:


    • Garden Exchange

    A mobile web site that connects people who love gardening and sharing food with others. The app allows gardeners to offer their excess bounty and to find others with food to share. The concept can be expanded to other sharing communities.

    • Littleboxes

    A marketplace for “docker" Linux containers, providing categorization, previews, ratings, and community. This is being developed in collaboration with a local business and contains proprietary technology.

    • Seattle Alerts

    A web site that makes civic data more accessible to citizens, making Seattle 911 calls available in a variety of formats including mapped by neighborhood and filtered for specific time periods.

    • Delucia

    A responsive web site for sports trainers to advertise services, schedule appointments, accept credit card payments, and track customer engagement. Developed for a specific real-world client, it can be extended to any number of personal service business types.

    • ClimbingBuddyPDX

    A web application to help climbers in the Portland area find people to climb with on short notice.

    • TinyTable

    A responsive, educational web app designed for chemistry students and teachers to test knowledge of the periodic table

    • Breeze

    An application for wind surfers and kite boarders to see current and forecasted wind conditions in several popular spots along the Columbia River Gorge.

    • FoodFight

    A game that displays in-arena food awards associated with all of the day's NBA games and allows a player to play along at home with one pick per day -- and WIN FOOD!!! (or pictures thereof.)

    Website
  • Tuesday
    May 6 2014
    Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting

    New Relic

    We'll have pizza starting at 6pm, so stop by early if you want to have dinner and socialize before the presentations.

    PRESENTATIONS at 7pm

    • Markus Roberts: Ruby hangman
    • Raffle for OS Bridge ticket, enter here: http://tinyurl.com/osb14-raffle-pdxruby
    • Sam Livingston-Gray:
      Cognitive Shortcuts: Models, Visualizations, Metaphors, and Other Lies

      Experienced developers tend to build up a library of creative problem-solving tools: rubber ducks, code smells, anthropomorphizing code, &c. These tools map abstract problems into forms our brains are good at solving. But our brains are also good at lying to us. We'll talk about some of these tools, when to use them (or not), and how their biases can lead us astray.
      “A change in perspective is worth 80 IQ points.” -Alan Kay
      New developers very welcome: we don't teach this in school!

    After presentations we'll have more socializing time with beer & snacks.

    Thanks to New Relic for providing the venue and beer, pizza & snacks this month!

    ARRIVING BY BIKE? Cyclists are welcome to park their bikes in the New Relic office. Bikes are not allowed in the building lobby, however, and must use the freight elevator. To get your bike up to the 28th floor, enter the building's parking lot by going down the ramp at 5th and Pine. Go past the booth -- no need to pick up a ticket -- and turn right. Go straight until you almost run into the elevator lobby, then go right again. On the back side of the elevator block you'll see a beat up pair of double doors marked "freight elevator." You can get up by buzzing in with the intercom, and saying you're here for New Relic. Ride on up to the 28th floor, you'll easily find the bike parking.

    ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade, also known as pdxruby and pdx.rb, is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon area. The group welcomes all programmers interested in the language and its implementations, tools, libraries and frameworks, such as Ruby on Rails. The group has been meeting since August 2002 for presentations, demos and discussions. Every month 35-75 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for Ruby. If you'd like to present or have a topic you'd like discussed, please post to the mailing list. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday" -- see you there!

    Website
  • Wednesday
    May 7 2014
    Lean Coffee

    New Relic

    Come join us for Lean Coffee. We will be talking about "Lean Knowledge Work" using the Lean Coffee format. We tend to focus on the business of software development, but you can talk about any topic your group agrees to talk about.

    For more on Lean Coffee, check out leancoffee.org. To see what this group has discussed in the past, check out portland.leancoffee.org.

    New Relic is hosting this event, providing us space and coffee (and a spectacular view). The event is free.

    Website
  • Monday
    May 12 2014
    FutureTalk with Selena Deckelmann

    New Relic

    What Beginners Teach Us

    Check out our pre-event Q&A with Selena on the New Relic blog.

    Open source as an idea has won. Linux dominates developer servers, open source tools are ubiquitous and being an open source developer rocks. And yet, we talk frequently about how to find new contributors, how to increase the number of people who participate and share code with us, how to improve the skills of the junior developers and hire them as fast as we can.

    Selena has spent a considerable amount of time teaching absolute beginners how to program in Python, how to use the command-line and how to use revision control. These beginners succeed and fail in open source in both familiar and surprising ways. In this talk, she will share lessons from their experiences to help us create a more inclusive and welcoming future for open source software. Further, she will provide insights into the code review process, and how learning how to give code review (not just receive code review) is critical to becoming an expert developer.

    This is the 7th event in a series of free monthly FutureTalks from disruptive Developers, innovative Technologists and world-changing Creatives. Networking begins at 5:30, with free food and drinks. The presentation will begin right at 6p.

    Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

    Selena is a major contributor to PostgreSQL and a data architect at Mozilla. She's been involved with free and open source software since 1995 and began running conferences for PostgreSQL in 2007. She founded Open Source Bridge, Postgres Open and speaks internationally about open source, databases and community. She is an advisor to the Ada Initiative, an organization dedicated to increasing the participation of women in open source and technology communities.

    You can find her on Twitter @selenamarie and on her blog at chesnok.com

    › FutureTalk is brought to you by New Relic in collaboration with TAO

  • Tuesday
    May 13 2014
    pdxbyte users group (C/C++/Assembly)

    New Relic

    First talk at 7PM, come early for networking, or hacking.

    Introduction to Splay Trees

    What, why and how they can be used. I'll go over how splaying works, how we use it in OlegDB, why it can be a better choice than binary trees for certain situations and how the splaying algorithm can/can't be applied to other kinds of trees.

    Quinlan Pfiffer: OlegDB coauthor

    x86 machine language programming in the bash shell

    Compilers, and assemblers are seemingly magical programs that turn text into something the CPU can process directly. I decided the best way to demystify things was to implement my own solution.

    Daniel Johnson: pdxbyte founder, and full stack technology generalist

    Website
  • Wednesday
    May 21 2014
    Lean Coffee

    New Relic

    Come join us for Lean Coffee. We will be talking about "Lean Knowledge Work" using the Lean Coffee format. We tend to focus on the business of software development, but you can talk about any topic your group agrees to talk about.

    For more on Lean Coffee, check out leancoffee.org. To see what this group has discussed in the past, check out portland.leancoffee.org.

    New Relic is hosting this event, providing us space and coffee (and a spectacular view). The event is free.

    Website
  • Thursday
    May 22 2014
    CodePDX: Behind the request

    New Relic

    Join us for the 3rd CodePDX meeting! Please RSVP so we can get a headcount for pizza.

    Jonan from New Relic will be giving us some insight into what happens when you type in a URL and hit enter in your browser. From DNS, through the network layers, into the server and down through the application stack.

    Even experienced developers will likely find something new in this deep dive into the life of a web request.

    Thanks once again to New Relic for hosting us and sponsoring drinks and pizza!

    Website
  • Thursday
    May 29 2014
    OWASP Chapter Meeting

    New Relic

    Ian Melven will be presenting: The Evolving Web Security Model


    Is there a single cohesive model for the web ? No, there is not. What exists today is the result of the original same-origin policy and its evolution in many directions as a response to new threats and attacks. Where did we start, what tools are available to web developers to protect their sites and users, and where might we go in the future as the line between websites and native applications continues to become more and more blurry ? Join us on a journey through the past, present, and future of the web security model and its continuing evolution.

    Ian Melven is an application security engineer at New Relic. He has previously worked in technical security roles at companies including Mozilla, Adobe, McAfee, Symantec, and @stake.

    The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is a 501c3 not-for-profit worldwide charitable organization focused on improving the security of application software. To sign up for future meeting notes and to discuss security topics with local gurus, sign up on the OWASP Portland mailing list:

     https://lists.owasp.org/mailman/listinfo/owasp-portland
    

    Meetings are free and open to the public.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jun 3 2014
    Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting

    New Relic

    We'll have pizza & beer starting at 6pm, so stop by early if you want to have dinner and socialize before the presentations.

    PRESENTATIONS at 7pm -

    • Markus Roberts - Thinking Outside The Framework (~45 min)
    • Lightning Talks:
    • Rico Jones - Programmatically Testing Routes in a Rails App
    • Jonan Scheffler - The Lifecycle of a Web Request
    • Michael Kaiser-Nyman - How to use Active Record without Rails
    • Jason Clark - Get Your Shoes (Back) On!

    After presentations we'll have more socializing time.

    Thanks to New Relic for providing the venue and beer, pizza & snacks this month!

    ARRIVING BY BIKE? Cyclists are welcome to park their bikes in the New Relic office. Bikes are not allowed in the building lobby, however, and must use the freight elevator. To get your bike up to the 28th floor, enter the building's parking lot by going down the ramp at 5th and Pine. Go past the booth -- no need to pick up a ticket -- and turn right. Go straight until you almost run into the elevator lobby, then go right again. On the back side of the elevator block you'll see a beat up pair of double doors marked "freight elevator." You can get up by buzzing in with the intercom, and saying you're here for New Relic. Ride on up to the 28th floor, you'll easily find the bike parking.

    ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade, also known as pdxruby and pdx.rb, is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon area. The group welcomes all programmers interested in the language and its implementations, tools, libraries and frameworks, such as Ruby on Rails. The group has been meeting since August 2002 for presentations, demos and discussions. Every month 35-75 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for Ruby. If you'd like to present or have a topic you'd like discussed, please post to the mailing list. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday" -- see you there!

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jun 4 2014
    Lean Coffee

    New Relic

    Come join us for Lean Coffee. We will be talking about "Lean Knowledge Work" using the Lean Coffee format. We tend to focus on the business of software development, but you can talk about any topic your group agrees to talk about.

    For more on Lean Coffee, check out leancoffee.org. To see what this group has discussed in the past, check out portland.leancoffee.org.

    New Relic is hosting this event, providing us space and coffee (and a spectacular view). The event is free.

    Website
  • Monday
    Jun 9 2014
    FutureTalk with Chris Rieth + Hopworks Happy Hour

    New Relic

    Data-Powered Government

    Join us for an evening with Chris Rieth from Socrata, who has spent his career in public service as a steadfast proponent of public sector innovation, focused on putting data to work to help governments make and share progress using evidence-based policy decisions, engage citizens in new and exciting ways, and leverage technology to improve collaboration and connect stakeholders.

    HUB Happy Hour

    In addition to our FutureTalk with Chris, Hopworks Urban Brewery will be providing the beer - a re-launch of Gigabit IPA! Gigabit IPA was introduced in 2010 as part of a campaign surrounding the Google Fiber initiative. Hopworks is re-launching Gigabit IPA now because Portland is one of nine metro areas being considered for Google Fiber.

    This is the 8th event in a series of free monthly FutureTalks from disruptive Developers, innovative Technologists and world-changing Creatives. Doors will open at 5:30p. The networking happy hour sponsored by Hopworks will kick off with a special announcement at 6p, and includes free beer, food and drinks provided by HUB, Bellagios and New Relic. There will also be a short TAO Dev Com BIG DATA event primer featuring Allen Grimm, Data Scientist at Cloudability and Sovolve. The presentation will begin right at 7p.

    Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

    Chris works on Socrata’s GovStat initiative and recently served as a top advisor to Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley where he helped evolve and build on Maryland’s StateStat performance management solution. StateStat is used by the State of Maryland to manage the vast majority of its agencies, budget, and workforce. StateStat is also credited with significant achievements in outcomes, such as a 24.5 percent reduction in violent crime, and the nation’s number one rating for Maryland’s public school system.

    You can follow Chris on Twitter @chrisrieth

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  • Tuesday
    Jun 10 2014
    pdxbyte users group (C/C++/Assembly)

    New Relic

    First talk at 7 PM - come early for networking or hacking.

    Hacking the Raspberry Pi’s VideoCore IV GPU for Fun, but Definitely Not for Profit (7:00-7:30 PM)

    Let’s delve into the murky, semi-open-source guts of the Pi’s GPU! We’ll explore its architecture, check out some sweet hacks and reverse-engineering efforts, and live-code a bare-metal QPU app in assembly. Whether you’re on a mission for open hardware or just morbidly curious, come for a discussion of why anyone would spend their time digging into a closed firmware blob, as well as some speculation about the future of low-power hardware accelerators like the VideoCore.

    Louis Howe is an embedded software consultant, architecture enthusiast/Turing machinist, and new Portland transplant.

    Practical Hardware Forking (7:45)

    Cameron - Thingmaker, musician.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jun 18 2014
    Lean Coffee

    New Relic

    Come join us for Lean Coffee. We will be talking about "Lean Knowledge Work" using the Lean Coffee format. We tend to focus on the business of software development, but you can talk about any topic your group agrees to talk about.

    For more on Lean Coffee, check out leancoffee.org. To see what this group has discussed in the past, check out portland.leancoffee.org.

    New Relic is hosting this event, providing us space and coffee (and a spectacular view). The event is free.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Jun 19 2014
    UnityPDX Monthly Meetup

    New Relic

    Monthly Unity3d Game development meetup. Artist and Developers unite to hack and help and catch the occasional tech talk.

    Bring a laptop and some work and show it off or take inspiration from others.

    Food and Drink provided!

    Website
  • Thursday
    Jun 26 2014
    CodePDX

    New Relic

    Join us for this month's CodePDX meeting. We have two exciting talks lined up.

    Maureen Dugan, an Epicodus graduate, will be speaking about what she has learned about TDD and pairing.

    Jackson Gariety, engineer at CrowdCompass, will be sharing some notes from his adventures with Lisp.

    *Please RSVP so we can get a headcount http://codepdx4.eventbrite.com

    Thanks once again to New Relic for hosting us and sponsoring drinks and pizza!

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jul 1 2014
    Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting

    New Relic

    MEETING ON THE 29th FLOOR THIS MONTH! New Relic's new meeting space is ready, so we're meeting one floor up from our usual meeting space.

    We'll have pizza & beer starting at 6pm, so stop by early if you want to have dinner and socialize before the presentations.

    PRESENTATIONS at 7pm

    • Markus Roberts: "Thinking Outside the Framework"
    • Dale Hollocher: "Blogging for idiots: how to write a blog that is helpful for idiots" lightning talk
    • Maureen Dugan: "Anna Kournikova was a great tennis player; Lessons in TDD and Pairing"
    • Brent Miller: "Style guides: where designers and engineers meet"

    After presentations we'll have more socializing time.

    Thanks to New Relic for providing the venue and beer, pizza & snacks this month!

    ARRIVING BY BIKE? Cyclists are welcome to park their bikes in the New Relic office. Bikes are not allowed in the building lobby, however, and must use the freight elevator. To get your bike up to the 29th floor, enter the building's parking lot by going down the ramp at 5th and Pine. Go past the booth -- no need to pick up a ticket -- and turn right. Go straight until you almost run into the elevator lobby, then go right again. On the back side of the elevator block you'll see a beat up pair of double doors marked "freight elevator." You can get up by buzzing in with the intercom, and saying you're here for New Relic. Ride on up to the 29th floor, you'll easily find the bike parking.

    ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade, also known as pdxruby and pdx.rb, is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon area. The group welcomes all programmers interested in the language and its implementations, tools, libraries and frameworks, such as Ruby on Rails. The group has been meeting since August 2002 for presentations, demos and discussions. Every month 35-75 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for Ruby. If you'd like to present or have a topic you'd like discussed, please post to the mailing list. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday" -- see you there!

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jul 2 2014
    Lean Coffee

    New Relic

    Come join us for Lean Coffee. We will be talking about "Lean Knowledge Work" using the Lean Coffee format. We tend to focus on the business of software development, but you can talk about any topic your group agrees to talk about.

    For more on Lean Coffee, check out leancoffee.org. To see what this group has discussed in the past, check out portland.leancoffee.org.

    New Relic is hosting this event, providing us space and coffee (and a spectacular view). The event is free.

    Website
  • Hack the People Mentor Night - July Meetup is FULL

    New Relic

    Tonight's Presentation: Evaluating Technologies - FULL

    Please RSVP via the group's Meetup page [use the above link] as there are a limited number of particpants.

    Welcome members of Hack The People Portland!

    We are a group of makers, hackers, coders, programmers, and technologists that want to contribute to the tech community by providing a place to learn from others.

    ALL ARE WELCOME, regardless of skill level, gender, ethnicity, religion, or any other demographic category.

    Our meetups are intimate events designed to help create relationships between junior and senior people in various tech fields. Hack The People is looking for both mentees and mentors to attend our events. The events will focus around lightning talks about your projects and goals.

    Here is what you can expect at this meetup:

    • Refreshments/Pizza

    • Keynote Presenter: David Stocker

    • Lightning Discussion where everyone gets to participate!

    • Drinks at Bailey's

    During our lightning discussion, you will get to talk about a project you are working on, a personal goal, social/cultural issues you are experiencing, or other things of importance to you. Everyone in the group will have the opportunity to offer you an insight, a resource, a contact, or other things a good mentor might offer. And you in turn will get to offer assistance to others. Everyone is here to help one another, and ALL skill levels are welcome!

    We will meet afterward at Bailey's to network and get to know each other more while enjoying a drink.

    Please be punctual as we start on time and move through each portion in a timely manner.

    This event has a limited number of seats, so don't miss out and make sure to reserve your spot!

    Learn more about us at HackThePeople.org!

    Next Meetup Date: August 6th with Presenter Howard Abrams

    Website
  • Monday
    Jul 7 2014
    FutureTalk Summer Series with Andrew Wilson + Special Happy Hour

    New Relic

    Autonomous Driving and Open Source

    As one of the largest consumer purchases and most common forms of transportation in the developed world, cars and their rapidly advancing in-vehicle automation systems pose a not-too-distant future scenario where regulation, technology, economics and individual rights will intersect in new and unforeseen ways. Come join an interactive discussion on the topic.

    We’re also thrilled that Matt Jones of Jaguar Land Rover* has agreed to participate in what we hope will be a highly interactive discussion. Matt is the head of Future Infotainment at JLR and an outspoken leader in driving industry standards to accelerate things like autonomous driving.

    Doors will open at 5:30p. The special beer (from Burnside Brewing!) + whiskey networking happy hour sponsored by the Intel Open Source Technology Center will kick off at 6p, and includes free beer, and a whiskey tasting. The food and drinks are provided by Bellagios and New Relic. The presentation will begin right at 6:30p.

    Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

    Back when open source was far from mainstream, Andy navigated the early waters of GPL to make it tenable to his employer, an intellectual-property-rich semiconductor company. Today, Andy is the chief open source compliance officer for Intel. When he’s not reviewing the license manifests of soon-to-be-released code as part of his day job, Andy likes to ponder bigger ideas, one of which is Autonomous Driving and the role open source is playing in that future.

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  • Tuesday
    Jul 8 2014
    pdxbyte users group (C/C++/Assembly)

    New Relic

    Katrina - Valgrind

    "Valgrind is an instrumentation framework for building dynamic analysis tools. There are Valgrind tools that can automatically detect many memory management and threading bugs, and profile your programs in detail. You can also use Valgrind to build new tools." - http://valgrind.org/

    David Turnbull - Optimizing FFT algorithms in C++

    https://github.com/AE9RB/fftbench

    Food sponsored by New Relic! Thanks New Relic.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jul 22 2014
    OWASP Chapter Meeting

    New Relic

    Tim Morgan will be presenting: What You Didn't Know About XML External Entities Attacks

    The eXtensible Markup Language (XML) is an extremely pervasive technology used in countless software projects. Certain features built into the design of XML, namely inline schemas and document type definitions (DTDs) are a well-known source of potential security problems. Despite being a publicly discussed for more than a decade, a significant percentage of software using XML remains vulnerable to malicious schemas and DTDs. This talk will describe a collection of techniques for exploiting XML external entities (XXE) vulnerabilities, some of which we believe are novel. These techniques can allow for more convenient file content theft, sending of arbitrary data to arbitrary internal TCP services, uploads of arbitrary files to known locations on a vulnerable system, as well as several possible denial of service attacks. We hope this talk will raise awareness about the overall risk associated with XXE attacks and will provide recommendations that developers and XML library implementors can use to help prevent these attacks.

    Tim Morgan is credited with the discovery and responsible disclosure of several security vulnerabilities in commercial off-the-shelf and open source software including: IBM Tivoli Access Manager, Real Networks Real Player, Sun Java Runtime Environment, Google Chrome Web Browser, OpenOffice, and Oracle WebLogic Application Server. Tim develops and maintains several open source forensics tools as well as Bletchley, an application cryptanalysis tool kit. Tim regularly speaks and delivers technical training courses, his next of which will be on cryptography for developers at AppSecUSA 2014.


    The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is a 501c3 not-for-profit worldwide charitable organization focused on improving the security of application software. To sign up for future meeting notes and to discuss security topics with local gurus, sign up on the OWASP Portland mailing list: https://lists.owasp.org/mailman/listinfo/owasp-portland


    Meetings are free and open to the public.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jul 23 2014
    CoreOS + Docker OSCON Meetup

    New Relic

    Join New Relic, Rackspace, CoreOS and Docker for a special OSCON meetup on Wednesday, July 23, 6-9:00 pm at the New Relic offices. You'll learn more about CoreOS and Docker, mingle with some of the top CoreOS and Docker contributors, get your questions answered, try out craft beers from around Portland and snack on some tasty food. Thanks to our gracious host, New Relic, and to Rackspace and New Relic for providing the drinks and bites.

    Space is limited. To confirm your spot, please RSVP on Meetup as well as on the Eventbrite page, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/coreos-docker-oscon-meetup-brought-to-you-by-new-relic-rackspace-tickets-12202480949. See you at OSCON.

    6:00-6:30 pm: Drinks, bites, networking

    6:30-7:00 pm: A CoreOS Overview

    Find out everything you want to know about CoreOS. CoreOS is a new Linux distribution designed specifically for application containers and running them at scale. This talk will examine all the major components of CoreOS including etcd, fleet, docker, and systemd; and how these components work together to solve the problems of today and tomorrow. Presented by Kelsey Hightower

    7:00-7:30 pm: Docker 1.0 101: Intro to Docker, and what the stable release looks like

    If you're not familiar yet with Docker, here is your chance to catch up. Engineers from the Docker team will give a quick overview of the Open Source Docker Engine, and its associated services delivered through the Docker Hub. Then, they will discuss the new features of Docker 1.0, and give you a glimpse at what's next in the Docker world. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session! Presented by Jérôme Petazzoni

    7:30-8:00 pm: CoreOS and Docker on Rackspace OnMetal

    Last month Rackspace announced OnMetal; a product to provision physical servers using the OpenStack APIs. Paul and Ev will explain how OnMetal works behind the scenes and demo CoreOS and Docker in action on physical gear. Presented by Paul Querna and Ev Konstevoy of Rackspace

    8:00-8:30 pm: More drinks, bites, break out into groups for additional Q&A

    PLEASE RSVP ON BOTH MEETUP.COM + EVENTBRITE.COM

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jul 29 2014
    AngularJS Portland Meetup

    New Relic

    Lightning talks and workshops.  We have a lot of members that are new to angularJS and I want to give them a chance to work with other people to see other projects learn best practices and learn from some of our seasoned members.  

    Contact me or add a post to the comments if you have a lightning talk you would like to present.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Aug 5 2014
    Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting

    New Relic

    We'll have pizza & beer starting at 6pm, so stop by early if you want to have dinner and socialize before the presentations.

    PRESENTATIONS at 7pm

    • Markus Roberts: "Thinking Outside the Framework"
    • Brent Miller: "Interfaces change
 your brain”
    • Jason Clark: Shoes hackathon

    Jason will give an intro to the Shoes codebase, then folks can hack and answer questions together.

    Try to have the following installed in advance. Jason can help if you have problems with these during the hack, but otherwise it'll save a lot of hacking time.

    • A recent 1.7.x JRuby installed (this is the big one)
    • Clone of https://github.com/shoes/shoes4
    • bundle install on JRuby from the shoes4 source directory
    • Try running bin/shoes samples/simple-face.rb from the shoes4 directory and should see an app launch.

    You're welcome to hack on non-Shoes stuff too. If anyone would like to lead a different hack session, let us know!

    After presentations we'll have more socializing time.

    Thanks to New Relic for providing the venue and beer, pizza & snacks this month!

    ARRIVING BY BIKE? Cyclists are welcome to park their bikes in the New Relic office. Bikes are not allowed in the building lobby, however, and must use the freight elevator. To get your bike up to the 29th floor, enter the building's parking lot by going down the ramp at 5th and Pine. Go past the booth -- no need to pick up a ticket -- and turn right. Go straight until you almost run into the elevator lobby, then go right again. On the back side of the elevator block you'll see a beat up pair of double doors marked "freight elevator." You can get up by buzzing in with the intercom, and saying you're here for New Relic. Ride on up to the 29th floor, you'll easily find the bike parking.

    ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade, also known as pdxruby and pdx.rb, is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon area. The group welcomes all programmers interested in the language and its implementations, tools, libraries and frameworks, such as Ruby on Rails. The group has been meeting since August 2002 for presentations, demos and discussions. Every month 35-75 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for Ruby. If you'd like to present or have a topic you'd like discussed, please post to the mailing list. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday" -- see you there!

    Website
  • Thursday
    Aug 7 2014
    UnityPDX Presentation from Unity Developer Evangelist!

    New Relic

    This is a special Unity meetup!

    Unity Evangelist Mark Schoennagel will be presenting August 7th a sneak-peak look at Unity 5.0! Mark will be showing off some of the new Physical Based Rendering tools as well as taking a look at upcoming Image Based Light support. Other 5.0 features such as new 2D colliders, enhancements to Mecanim and WebGL support will also be shown.

    With the new GUI system coming soon in Unity 4.6 Mark will also be showing how to build GUI’s with the new tools.

    This is your chance to meet and ask questions with someone who works for Unity. Please RSVP early so we can get a good headcount to accommodate everyone!

    Website
  • Sunday
    Aug 10 2014
    Calagator Code Sprint

    New Relic

    Come hack on Calagator, the open source calendar aggregator.

    We'll be digging in to open issues, working on some refactoring tasks, and getting new folks acquainted with the code base.

    Catch up on the current status with these notes from Open Source Bridge: http://opensourcebridge.org/wiki/2014/Calagator

    Also check out the current issues in our tracker: https://github.com/calagator/calagator/issues

    Calagator is a Ruby/Rails web app.

    Website
  • Monday
    Aug 11 2014
    FutureTalk Summer Series with Trace Smith + Next Glass Happy Hour

    New Relic

    How Next Glass Combines Science, Machine Learning, and Augmented Reality to Empower Consumers

    Next Glass was founded in 2012 on the premise of using science and software to ensure beer and wine drinkers never taste another bad beverage. Through patent-pending technology, Next Glass is cataloging the taste profiles of tens of thousands of bottles of beer and wine by chemically extracting the “DNA” of each using high-res accurate mass spectrometry to develop the world’s only Genome Cellar™. These pure and objective taste profiles (we collect tens of thousands of data points from each bottle of beer and wine) are then coupled with sophisticated machine-learning software and user preference data to create an incredibly accurate recommendation and discovery engine. Next Glass leverages augmented reality functionality to deliver these highly-accurate wine and beer recommendations to users on their mobile devices.

    Trace will explain how each of these elements (science, machine learning, and augmented reality) benefit beer and wine consumers and how Next Glass stumbled upon the idea to combine them to do so.

    Doors will open at 5:30p. The food and drinks are provided by Bellagios and New Relic. The presentation will begin right at 6p. Then stick around for a special post-event happy hour! You'll get to taste some Oregon beer and wine ... then be one of the first to demo the Next Glass app live at the event, and receive priority access to the beta later this month!

    Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

    Trace Smith is the Chief Operating Officer at Next Glass. Prior to joining Next Glass, Trace was an Associate with Quad-C Management, a billion-dollar private equity fund specializing in investing in profitable businesses valued between $50 million and $500 million and growing them in partnership with management. During his time at Quad-C, he closed two leveraged recapitalizations, one buy-side transaction, and one dividend recapitalization, in addition to his other responsibilities, which included evaluating potential leveraged buyout transactions and monitoring Quad-C's portfolio companies. Prior to joining Quad-C in 2012, Smith was a Senior Analyst at Fennebresque & Co., where he focused on advisory work in transactions including mergers and acquisitions and private capital raises across multiple industries. Trace graduated summa cum laude with honors in finance from Wake Forest University, where he was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa. He is also a graduate of Woodberry Forest School, where he was a Noland Fellow.

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  • Tuesday
    Aug 12 2014
    pdxbyte users group (C/C++/Assembly)

    New Relic

    Tail-call optimization in gcc

    Functional languages like Scheme, Haskell and OCaml are commonly known to do optimization of tail-call recursive functions, but did you know that gcc also does TCO if you specify -O2 or greater? We'll take a look at what it means for a function to be tail-call recursive as well as look at an example and the generated assembly code with and without TCO. If there's time I'll discuss how to turn a recursive function into a tail-call recursive one.

    Bio: Phil Tomson has been getting paid to program for well over 20 years now. Before that he did hardware development. The longer he does software development, the more he realizes there is to learn about software development.

    Website
  • Saturday
    Aug 30 2014
    HackPDX(schools)

    New Relic

    Portland's premier civic hackathon, bringing together software engineers and policymakers to change education.

    Who & What HackPDX is a 12 hour hackathon with a theme of public education. We’re inviting software developers & graphic designers to come work on solutions to some really interesting problems. The event is totally free, but you should register soon - spots are filling up!

    Why Public education is slow to innovate, and we’ve found that Portland lacks hackathons. We want to change this. Come share ideas, free food, and code for a twelve-hour Saturday event.

    How Bring a computer and anything else you’ll need for twelve hours of hacking. You’ll get $500 in credit for Google’s Cloud Platform, along with an index of APIs and other tools. Mentors from our sponsors will be on hand to provide advice and assistance.

    When & Where New Relic is hosting us at their newly-expanded beautiful Portland office, at 111 SW 5th Ave #2900. The event will run from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM August 30th, 2014.

    Thanks to our sponsors: Sendgrid, Orchestrate.io, Twilio, New Relic, Cloudability, Simple, Crowd Compass, Treehouse, HackOregon, Lane Powell, PPS, and Zapproved.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Sep 2 2014
    Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting

    New Relic

    We'll have pizza & beer starting at 6pm, so stop by early if you want to have dinner and socialize before the presentations.

    PRESENTATIONS at 7pm

    • Markus Roberts: "Thinking Outside the Framework"
    • Michael Kaiser-Nyman: "How to build an internship program"
    • Jason Clark: "Spelunking in Ruby"
    • Carter Rabasa: "Fun with WebRTC, Web Audio, Sinatra & Twilio"

    After presentations we'll have more socializing time.

    Thanks to New Relic for providing the venue and beer, pizza & snacks this month!

    ARRIVING BY BIKE? Cyclists are welcome to park their bikes in the New Relic office. Bikes are not allowed in the building lobby, however, and must use the freight elevator. To get your bike up to the 29th floor, enter the building's parking lot by going down the ramp at 5th and Pine. Go past the booth -- no need to pick up a ticket -- and turn right. Go straight until you almost run into the elevator lobby, then go right again. On the back side of the elevator block you'll see a beat up pair of double doors marked "freight elevator." You can get up by buzzing in with the intercom, and saying you're here for New Relic. Ride on up to the 29th floor, you'll easily find the bike parking.

    ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade, also known as pdxruby and pdx.rb, is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon area. The group welcomes all programmers interested in the language and its implementations, tools, libraries and frameworks, such as Ruby on Rails. The group has been meeting since August 2002 for presentations, demos and discussions. Every month 35-75 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for Ruby. If you'd like to present or have a topic you'd like discussed, please post to the mailing list. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday" -- see you there!

    Website
  • Monday
    Sep 8 2014
    FutureTalk Summer Series with Eryn O'Neil

    New Relic

    Programmers Can UX Too

    Programmers have a bad reputation when it comes to UX, but it’s time to set the record straight: It isn’t because we don’t care! It’s because we fall in the trap of thinking we can design a user interface and write it at the same time when, the truth is, these processes require different kinds of thinking. But learning how to unlock that part of your brain is worth it– and you’ll be surprised at what you already know. From one developer to another, this talk will discuss why you should think critically about the interfaces you write and give you some strategies you can start applying right away.

    This talk is aimed at developers, both front-end and server-side, who implement user interfaces but may not have training in UX. And the truth is, ALL programmers implement user interfaces; sometimes the user is another developer (in the case of an API) or a more advanced user (for a command-line tool), but all software has its users.

    Doors will open at 5:30, and the presentation will begin right at 6p. The food and drinks are provided by Bellagios and New Relic.

    Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

    Eryn O'Neil is a PHP web developer (LAMP, naturally) and technical lead at Clockwork Active Media in Minneapolis, MN. There, she has worked on everything from e-commerce to online promotions to building a CMS. Her philosophy? Simple: Write software that’s easy to maintain and even easier to use. Based in Saint Paul, MN, Eryn spends most of her free time swing and blues dancing, rock climbing, and wishing it weren’t snowing.

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  • Tuesday
    Sep 9 2014
  • Monday
    Sep 15 2014
    PdxDevOps

    New Relic

    PdxDevOps Meeting at 6:30 at New Relic on Sept 15th.

    Doors: 6:30

    Talks: 7:30

    Venue: New Relic (29th floor of Big Pink)

    Pizza: Provided

    DevOps: Integrated

    This month we welcome back Cooper Stevenson to talk about building and deploying applications.

    We'll finish with either a second presentation from Jonathan Owens on Ansbile:

    Zero to useful with Ansible in less time than a coffee break. Get started using Ansible for automating repetitive tasks and getting things done. Covers dynamic inventory, ad-hoc commands, and a little bit of named tasks so you can start getting things done and stop sshing.

    pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. The group welcomes participants interested in any related products, technologies and methodologies. The group has been meeting regularly since August 2010 for presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. Every month 15-35 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for devops – join us!

    Website
  • Thursday
    Sep 18 2014
    Case studies in Big Data -- Three Implementation Stories | Developer Event

    New Relic

    Join us for an overview of three different big data technology implementation case studies. Three different businesses will provide an overview of the problem they set out to solve, the data involved, and the technology used. You’ll learn about high level strengths, weaknesses, and applicability of the different technologies involved and the real world implementation experience.

    Storytellers:

    Scott Waddell will explain how iovation adopted Cassandra to achieve service scalability with improvements to performance, availability, and development flexibility. He’ll highlight lessons learned and the current state of the deployed active/active architectureof 100+ Cassandra nodes.

    Scott Waddell is the Chief Technology Officer at iovation where he is privileged to lead the engineering, ioLabs, and IT operations teams to help customers win the battle against online fraud & abuse. Scott has more than 20 years of hands-on leadership experience spanning fraud mitigation, computer & network security, critical infrastructure protection, and information warfare. He is also a new member of the TAO Board of Directors and enjoys time with his wife and three teenage children in Lake Oswego.

    Shawn Duffy has implemented and architected multiple Big Data environments for companies in the Consumer Goods, Entertainment, & Retail industries. His functional & technical experiences for these implementations will be shared, especially what made them successful (which may surprise you) and what challenges/pitfalls to avoid, delving into the business' role of Big Data as well as the technical specifics surrounding their success.

    Shawn Duffy is the Business Intelligence Practice Lead at Axian. He has spent the past 15+ years in the Business Intelligence industry as developer and architect. Starting out as a Database programmer & Crystal Reports Developer, he progressed through all aspects of Data Warehousing, BI Strategy, Architecture Design, and Big Data. He has worked with many Fortune 100/500 companies, including the Schwan Foods Company, Lockheed Martin, Tyson Foods, Baker & McKenzie, Raytheon, & Tribune Company, architecting Business Intelligence and Big Data Solutions.

    Allen Grimm will demonstrate the four steps of his data science process designed to take a business from the starting line to fully functional data infrastructure. Each step will be explained through case studies from past and current projects. By the end of the presentations, the technical-minded will have a better grounding for their skill set and the business-minded will have a better grasp on how to conceptualize a data team.

    Fascinated by the intersection of abstraction and reality, Allen's heart is in data science. Formally trained in computational intelligence at Portland State University followed by data mining at Nike and predictive modeling in various startups, he is currently Senior Data Scientist at Sovolve and is founding Grimm Science. His passion is in de-mystifying data science and exploring the best practices of building data science initiatives.

    Details: When: Thursday, September 18th from 5:30-8:00 PM Where: New Relic, 111 SW 5th Ave, 28th Floor, Portland, OR 97204 Cost: $10 Members | $15 Nonmembers Pizza, Beer & Wine included.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Sep 24 2014
    Lean Coffee

    New Relic

    We're bringing Lean Coffee back from summer vacation!

    Come join us for Lean Coffee. We will be talking about "Lean Knowledge Work" using the Lean Coffee format. We tend to focus on the business of software development, but you can talk about any topic your group agrees to talk about.

    For more on Lean Coffee, check out leancoffee.org. To see what this group has discussed in the past, check out portland.leancoffee.org.

    New Relic is hosting this event, providing us space and coffee (and a spectacular view). The event is free.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Oct 7 2014
    Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting

    New Relic

    We'll have pizza & beer starting at 6pm, so stop by early if you want to have dinner and socialize before the presentations.

    PRESENTATIONS at 7pm

    • Markus Roberts: "Thinking Outside the Framework"
    • William Hertling: "Formatting a book with Ruby, HTML+CSS, & PrinceXML"

    After presentations we'll have more socializing time.

    Thanks to New Relic for providing the venue and beer, pizza & snacks this month!

    ARRIVING BY BIKE? Cyclists are welcome to park their bikes in the New Relic office. Bikes are not allowed in the building lobby, however, and must use the freight elevator. To get your bike up to the 29th floor, enter the building's parking lot by going down the ramp at 5th and Pine. Go past the booth -- no need to pick up a ticket -- and turn right. Go straight until you almost run into the elevator lobby, then go right again. On the back side of the elevator block you'll see a beat up pair of double doors marked "freight elevator." You can get up by buzzing in with the intercom, and saying you're here for New Relic. Ride on up to the 29th floor, you'll easily find the bike parking.

    ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade, also known as pdxruby and pdx.rb, is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon area. The group welcomes all programmers interested in the language and its implementations, tools, libraries and frameworks, such as Ruby on Rails. The group has been meeting since August 2002 for presentations, demos and discussions. Every month 35-75 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for Ruby. If you'd like to present or have a topic you'd like discussed, please post to the mailing list. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday" -- see you there!

    Website
  • Monday
    Oct 13 2014
    FutureTalk with Arun Gupta

    New Relic

    This month we are all in for a double dose of awesome! Our special guest will be Arun Gupta (founding member of the Java EE team at Sun Microsystems and director of developer advocacy at Red Hat in San Francisco). He will give not one, but 2 talks:

    Devoxx4Kids:

    So your kid is interested in programming, robotics, engineering?

    Devoxx4Kids is a worldwide initiative that introduces programming, robotics, and engineering to kids at an early age. This is achieved by organizing events where children can develop computer games, program robots and also have an introduction to electronics. This effort won Duke’s Choice Awards at JavaOne 2013. This session will share how Devoxx4Kids is engaging kids at an early age and teaching them computing concepts using Scratch, Greenfoot, Minecraft, Raspberry Pi, Arduino, NAO, Tynker. The session will show a path that can be followed by parents to keep their kids engaged and build, instead of just play games. The attendees will learn best practices to organize similar workshops in their local setting. Tips on opening a local US chapter and how to build attendee base will be shared.

    Continuous Integration using Java EE 7

    Techniques such as automated testing, continuous integration and continuous deployment allow software to be developed to a high standard and easily packaged and deployed to test environments, resulting in the ability to rapidly, reliably and repeatedly push out enhancements and bug fixes to customers at low risk and with minimal manual overhead. What container-agnostic tools are available for testing, continuous integration and deployment of a Java EE 7 application?

    This talk will provide a quick overview of Arquillian and how it helps in testing across multiple containers. Separate approaches for greenfield and brownfield applications will be shown. Configuring Jenkins for Continuous Integration will be shown. Setting up multiple WildFly containers on OpenShift for testing and production will be shown in detail. At the end of this session, attendees would have converted their development environment to leverage the power of Jenkins, Arquillian, and OpenShift to setup an automated Continuous Delivery pipeline.

    Doors will open at 5:30, and the presentation will begin right at 6p. The food and drinks are provided by Bellagios and New Relic.

    Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

    *Arun Gupta is Director of Developer Advocacy at Red Hat and focuses on JBoss Middleware. As a founding member of the Java EE team at Sun Microsystems, he spread the love for technology all around the world. At Oracle, he led a cross-functional team to drive the global launch of the Java EE 7 platform through strategy, planning, and execution of content, marketing campaigns, and program. After authoring ~1400 blogs at blogs.oracle.com/arungupta on different Java technologies, he continues to promote Red Hat technologies and products at blog.arungupta.me.

    Arun has extensive speaking experience in ~40 countries on myriad topics and is a JavaOne Rockstar. He also founded the Devoxx4Kids chapter in the USA and continues to promoting technology education amongst kids. An author of a best-selling book, an avid runner, a globe trotter, a Java Champion, JUG leader, he is easily accessible at @arungupta.*

    › FutureTalk is brought to you by New Relic in collaboration with TAO

  • Tuesday
    Oct 14 2014
    pdxbyte users group (C/C++/Assembly)

    New Relic

    Title "A walk through the design process of a modern chip".

    Speaker : Rohit Nadig

    Rohit Nadig currently works as a Senior CAD Engineer at NVIDIA developing software that is used to design NVIDIA's latest generation of Graphics and Mobile chips. Prior to NVIDIA, Rohit worked at Synopsys and Intel, also developing on CAD software. While at Intel in Hillsboro, Oregon, Rohit was part of the Pentium-4 CPU design team and developed software for Power Estimation and Layout Convergence.

    Join our mailing list! https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/pdxbyte

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Oct 15 2014
    ChickTech Imposter Syndrome Workshop

    New Relic

    More more info and to RSVP, please visit the eventbrite link above. Cost of the workshop is $15 for students and $20 for community members.

    Have you ever felt like a fraud? Do you attribute your successes to luck or chance? Do you feel inadequate despite evidence to the contrary and worry that others will “find you out”? If you answered yes to any of these questions - guess what, you are not alone! You merely have a case of . . . Imposter Syndrome.

    What is Imposter Syndrome? Come join us for an evening and find out! We will kick off the night with dinner and our Keynote speaker, Vanessa Van Edwards (http://www.scienceofpeople.com/about-vanessa-van-edwards/).

    We will then break into small groups to discuss how Imposter Syndrome affects us in our everyday lives and do activities that help build confidence in the value we bring to the table. Still not convinced? Tina Fey, Maya Angelou, and Sheryl Sandberg have all admitted to feeling like imposters in their careers at some point. If these "low-achieving" women can overcome the thickets of Imposter Syndrome so can you! We hope to see you at the workshop!

    Please note, although this is a female-centered workshop, everyone is welcome to attend.

    Please see ChickTech's inclusion policy for more detail (http://chicktech.org/about-us/inclusion-policy/).

    Dinner and supplies are included in the cost of this workshop.

    Website
  • Friday
    Oct 17 2014
    Open Source Bridge Volunteer Party!!!

    New Relic

    We're celebrating our volunteers! Past, present, and future volunteers are invited to join us for pizza and snacks.

    If you're interested in helping plan or work at the next event please come join us.

  • OSB Volunteer Appreciation Party

    New Relic

    Volunteer Appreciation Party! Because you folks are awesome and we couldn't do it without you.

    Friday, October 17th, 6-10pm.

    New Relic has been kind enough to host us at their offices on the 29th floor of the U.S. Bancorp Tower (Big Pink). The elevators will be unlocked at 6 for the 29th floor.

    New Relic U.S. Bankcorp Tower (Big Pink) 111 SW 5th Ave #2800 Portland, OR 97204

  • Tuesday
    Nov 4 2014
    Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting

    New Relic

    We'll have pizza & beer starting at 6pm, so stop by early if you want to have dinner and socialize before the presentations.

    PRESENTATIONS at 7pm

    • Amy Pivo: RailsBridge Portland introduction
    • Markus Roberts: a little hangman-esque puzzle
    • Ben Orenstein (host of the Giant Robots podcast, other talks: Refactoring from Good to Great, How to Talk to Developers): "Live-coding Flappy Bird in ClojureScript"
    • Jason Clark: "Get Your Shoes (Back) On!" Years ago the enigmatic Rubyist _why created Shoes, a tiny GUI toolkit for writing fun, simple applications in Ruby. Shoes served as the foundation for Hackety Hack, a programming environment specially designed to be accessible to kids. In the wake of _why's departure, many people assumed Shoes was finished as well. Such is not the case! Shoes has continued to evolve and grow, and the latest revision (Shoes4) builds off the cross-platform strengths of JRuby and SWT. If you've ever wanted to write a desktop app as easily as you write a web page, Shoes is for you. If you've ever wanted to get involved in a welcoming, accessible open source project, we'll show you how to hack on Shoes. Get your Shoes on, and let's build something awesome!

    After presentations we'll have more socializing time.

    Thanks to New Relic for providing the venue and beer, pizza & snacks this month!

    ARRIVING BY BIKE? Cyclists are welcome to park their bikes in the New Relic office. Bikes are not allowed in the building lobby, however, and must use the freight elevator. To get your bike up to the 29th floor, enter the building's parking lot by going down the ramp at 5th and Pine. Go past the booth -- no need to pick up a ticket -- and turn right. Go straight until you almost run into the elevator lobby, then go right again. On the back side of the elevator block you'll see a beat up pair of double doors marked "freight elevator." You can get up by buzzing in with the intercom, and saying you're here for New Relic. Ride on up to the 29th floor, you'll easily find the bike parking.

    ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade, also known as pdxruby and pdx.rb, is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon area. The group welcomes all programmers interested in the language and its implementations, tools, libraries and frameworks, such as Ruby on Rails. The group has been meeting since August 2002 for presentations, demos and discussions. Every month 35-75 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for Ruby. If you'd like to present or have a topic you'd like discussed, please post to the mailing list. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday" -- see you there!

    Website
  • Monday
    Nov 10 2014
    FutureTalks PDX with Isaac & Baxter + Special Happy Hour

    New Relic

    Emergence of the Marketing Engineer

    Software is eating the world, and now more than ever modern Marketers rely on software platforms to engage the right audience, with the right message, at the right time. Learn how marketing technology, automation, and an engineering mindset is shaping a new type of marketer and a new type of engineer.

    Join us on November 10 when we'll hear from New Relic's own Isaac Wyatt and Baxter Denney on the future of Marketing Technology and the emergence of Marketing Engineers. See a demo of our mashup of Marketing & Application Data using our real-time analytics platform, New Relic Insights.

    › Doors will open at 5:30p for a special networking happy hour! The food and drinks are provided by Bellagios and New Relic. The presentation will begin right at 6:30p.

    › Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

    Isaac is a marketing ops manager at New Relic. He came to New Relic with 10 years of business and SaaS experience, 8 in SaaS. His two pillars of expertise are marketing automation and marketing analytics.

    Baxter is a marketing ops geek, having led Marketing Ops and DemandGen teams at Citrix and Couchbase. Prior to that he was a marketing consultant, specializing in politics and sports marketing. Currently he leads the Marketing Operations team at New Relic.

    › FutureTalk is brought to you by New Relic in collaboration with TAO

  • Tuesday
    Nov 11 2014
    PDXbyte users group (C/C++/Assembly)

    New Relic

    Lightning Talk:

    Title: Anti-Social Social Networking

    Speaker: Vagrant Cascadian

    Vagrant Cascadian develops and integrates free software as part of the Debian project, focusing on network booted and installation systems, and support for low-power ARM devices. Away from computers, you can find Vagrant happily getting thrown around at an Aikido dojo.

    Main Talk:

    Title: “Firmware: why hiding it behind the curtain and telling no one to look is doomed to failure in the advent of IoT”

    Speaker: John Hawley

    Open Hardware Technical Evangelist, Intel

    John 'Warthog9' Hawley led the system administration team on kernel.org for nearly a decade, leading a team including four other administrators. His other exploits include working on Syslinux, OpenSSI, a caching Gitweb, and patches to bind to enable GeoDNS. He's the author of PXE Knife, a set of interfaces around common utilities and diagnostics tools needed by an average systems administrator, as well as SyncDiff(erent) a state-full file synchronizer and file transfer mechanism. He currently works for Intel working on Open Hardware, and the Minnowboard. In his free time he enjoys cooking extravagant meals and watching bad movies.

    Join our mailing list! https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/pdxbyte

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Nov 18 2014
    Portland Java User Group (PJUG)

    New Relic

    Grails Grown Up: How do we get sub 500 millisecond response?

    How do you handle 8-10 million monthly unique visitors with Grails? Build pages using concurrency, SOLR, SQUID, and RESTful services on Grails, that's how!

    In this session we will cover cutting edge use of Grails in a SOA environment to serve sub-second page delivery, best practices and lessons learned so far at Virtualtourist.com

    This talk was given in 2012 at UberConf and at SpringOne2GX and has been updated to also discuss the extension of this platform to support PicPackApp.com a combination of native mobile applications and a responsive Angular.JS web interface.

    Speaker

    Todd Ellermann

    He is currently the General Manager for VirtualTourist.com, HolidayWatchdog.com part of the TripAdvisor Media Group Companies. In 2008, VirtualTourist.com was acquired by TripAdvisor(TRIP)/Expedia(EXPE), and Todd was brought in to lead a team of Java/Groovy/Grails engineers in the redevelopment effort. A graduate of the University of Arizona, with a B.S. in Computer Engineering, and an MBA from ASU with an emphasis on management of the creative software engineering process. When he is not actively writing code for his own startup ideas, you will find him entertaining his daughters or getting lost in a glass of wine, both of which usually lead to other crazy startup ideas.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Nov 19 2014
    Apache's Spark: Setup, Overview, and Comparison

    New Relic

    This workshop will be taught by SnapFlow's Chief Architect Nathan Aschbacher. He will cover the setup and overview of Spark as well as discuss where it sits in the solution space and how it differs from other tools that are out there.

    Bring your laptop.

    Doors open at 6:50p. We officially start at 7. Workshop starts at 7:15. We'll linger, socialize, network, and otherwise keep beeing geeks until around 9:30.

    Please RSVP here.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Dec 2 2014
    Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting

    New Relic

    We'll have pizza & beer starting at 6pm, so stop by early if you want to have dinner and socialize before the presentations.

    PRESENTATIONS at 7pm

    Mike Perham: Tribute to Ezra Zygmuntowicz

    Davy Stevenson: Benchmarking Ruby

    Testing is firmly ingrained in our culture, and many of us rely on a network of services to test, evaluate and profile our code. But what about benchmarking?

    Learn tips and tricks about how to approach benchmarking and the variety of gems that are available. Learn about tools to help determine algorithmic complexity of your code, as well as how this information can help you make development choices. Learn how to properly set up your benchmarking experiments to ensure that the results you receive are accurate. More importantly, discover that benchmarking can be both fun and easy. http://rubyconf.org/program#prop_681

    Markus Roberts: Thinking Outside the Framework

    Jonan Scheffler: Sauron: DIY Home Security with Ruby!

    This is the story of how I built an all-seeing eye with Ruby, and how I use it to defend the sanctity of my suburban home. Using a Raspberry Pi and some homemade motion detection software I've developed a home security system that can send me notifications on my phone and photograph intruders. It uses perceptual hashes to detect image changes and archives anything unusual. I can even set a custom alerting threshold and graph disturbances over time. If you've ever had the desire to be an evil wizard with a glowing fireball of an eye this talk is perfect for you. Come play with Sauron. http://rubyconf.org/program#prop_787

    After presentations we'll have more socializing time.

    Thanks to New Relic for providing the venue and beer, pizza & snacks this month!

    ARRIVING BY BIKE? Cyclists are welcome to park their bikes in the New Relic office. Bikes are not allowed in the building lobby, however, and must use the freight elevator. To get your bike up to the 29th floor, enter the building's parking lot by going down the ramp at 5th and Pine. Go past the booth -- no need to pick up a ticket -- and turn right. Go straight until you almost run into the elevator lobby, then go right again. On the back side of the elevator block you'll see a beat up pair of double doors marked "freight elevator." You can get up by buzzing in with the intercom, and saying you're here for New Relic. Ride on up to the 29th floor, you'll easily find the bike parking.

    ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade, also known as pdxruby and pdx.rb, is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon area. The group welcomes all programmers interested in the language and its implementations, tools, libraries and frameworks, such as Ruby on Rails. The group has been meeting since August 2002 for presentations, demos and discussions. Every month 35-75 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for Ruby. If you'd like to present or have a topic you'd like discussed, please post to the mailing list. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday" -- see you there!

    Website
  • Thursday
    Dec 4 2014
    OWASP Chapter Meeting

    New Relic

    Joseph Arpaia, MD will be presenting: Hiding in Plain Sight: A Mnemonic Method For Creating Secure Passwords

    The human brain is not suited to recalling secure passwords composed of random sequences of characters especially if they are not used regularly. Humans are excellent at recalling sentences, even years after learning them, e.g. nursery rhymes, song lyrics. This ability can be used to create a mnemonic method for generating a large number of passwords from one remembered passphrase, even if the passphrase and the associated characters are not kept secret.

    Joseph Arpaia received his BS in Chemistry from CalTech and his MD from UC Irvine where he also did research in electrophysiology and applications of chaos theory to psychiatry. He is a psychiatrist in private practice in Eugene, OR and applies heart rate variability analysis in his work with patients. He also teaches applications of mindfulness meditation to psychotherapy at the University of Oregon and is the co-author of Real Meditation in Minutes a Day. He has a long-standing interest in passwords and security which dates back to his experience at age 8 when he came up with a Vernam cipher in response to a challenge by his father to encrypt a text message.


    The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is a 501c3 not-for-profit worldwide charitable organization focused on improving the security of application software. To sign up for future meeting notes and to discuss security topics with local gurus, sign up on the OWASP Portland mailing list: https://lists.owasp.org/mailman/listinfo/owasp-portland


    Meetings are free and open to the public.

    Website
  • Monday
    Dec 8 2014
    FutureTalks PDX with Dan Selec + Special Happy Hour

    New Relic

    Train. Work. Live.

    Using technology to provide a lifetime answer for those affected by autism

    Autism Spectrum Disorder affects 1 in 68 children and occurs in all racial, ethnic and socioeconomic groups. While many services and programs exist for children on the spectrum, there remains a dearth of programs that attempt to solve the lifetime needs of these individuals after age 18.

    nonPareil Institute provides technical training to adults on the autism spectrum, with a goal of growing them into productive members of their development teams, and building products that can compete in the marketplace (iTunes/Google Play/etc). Since the vast majority of the ASD population does not drive, nP has a living-campus vision so that their Crew may train, work, and live at consolidated facilities, much like the University campus environment. The difference being; nP Crew members will remain throughout their lifetime, contributing to the company that provides for their on-going training, work and living requirements.

    The nonPareil program has grown over the last 4 years from 9, to 150 individuals; all on the autism spectrum. With over 800+ on the waiting list, and requests to open in over 40 cities, nP is positioned for rapid growth over the years to come. nonPareil Founder and CEO Dan Selec will be speaking at this session.

    › Doors will open at 5:30p for a special networking happy hour! The food and drinks are provided by Bellagios and New Relic. The presentation will begin right at 6:30p.

    › Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

    Dan Selec is the creative innovator behind nonPareil Institute, including the construction of the business model and all software systems, including hardware and cloud infrastructure that currently run the nonPareil training and work platforms. He has been in the technology business for over 20 years as a business owner, developer of software and a systems architect. Dan's youngest son was diagnosed with autism at 18 months of age.

    › FutureTalk is brought to you by New Relic in collaboration with TAO

  • Monday
    Dec 15 2014
    pdxdevops

    New Relic

    Mike Perham will be speaking about inspeqtor, a monitoring solution written in go(http://mikeperham.com/2014/10/02/introducing-inspeqtor/).

    Kelsey Hightower will be speaking about Rocket, a new runtime for containers from CoreOS(https://coreos.com/blog/rocket/)

    As usual, volt will be providing Pizza.

    Doors: 6:30 Talks: 7:00

    pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. The group welcomes participants interested in any related products, technologies and methodologies. The group has been meeting regularly since August 2010 for presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. Every month 15-35 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for devops – join us!

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