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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
    Jun 7 2016
    Share Highlights from the Write The Docs '16 Conference

    New Relic

    Some of us have just enjoyed the Write The Docs (WTD) conference here in Portland (May 22-24), and I'd like us to share our experiences.

    Mo Nishiyama, Technical Writer/Community Curator at Oregon Health & Science University, will share his highlights from this and previous WTD conferences.

    (We'll add more information as it becomes available.)

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jun 14 2016
    Portland Java User Group (PJUG)

    New Relic

    The future of robotics

    Robots have been in our minds for ages. Our imagination has been fed by science fiction, movies, books. But where are the robots to be seen today? You might wonder.

    At Aldebaran, we’ve been making robots for the last 10 years. Programmable humanoid robots. Social robots. Robots that don’t focus on performance but rather on interacting with people. We get the feeling they are the ultimate interface. But what are they useful for? How do they work? And more importantly: why should you pay attention to them?

    In this presentation, we'll invite Pepper on stage to do some demos, we’ll discuss software, hardware, sensors and emotions, we’ll share our vision about the future of robotics, and as much as we can, we’ll try to answer all the questions you have about this new species that will soon take over the world.

    Speaker:

    Nicolas Rigaud joined Aldebaran four years ago as a community manager, after spending 9 years in the media industry.

    He is now developers advocate and manages relations with external developer communities. He’s strongly convinced that robots will change our lives in the years to come, and keep spreading the word all over the world. He's been talking at a range of events around the world (JavaOne, Devoxx, JFokus) and was awarded JavaOne RockStar in 2015.

    Website
  • Monday
    Jun 27 2016
    PdxDevOps

    New Relic

    Join us for the June meeting of PdxDevOps.

    Agenda:

    Speaker: Chris Roberts

    Topic: SparkleFormation and orchestration APIs

    Summary: SparkleFormation is a Ruby based DSL to programmatically build templates for cloud orchestration APIs. It even has a companion CLI tool for interacting with remote providers. This talk will give a brief history on how SparkleFormation came into existence, its evolution to becoming the library and application it is today, and an overview of the things possible with SparkleFormation. Once a common foundation has been laid, we'll dive in a bit deeper to examine some non-trivial use cases touching on nesting, graphing, planning, cross provider support/interactions (AWS CFN isn't the only rodeo in town), integrating Serverspec via callbacks, and how sparkle packs can delegate infrastructure composition across teams. If there's still time and interest after all this, we can touch on why CFN is currently the best orchestration API, why CFN sucks, what's great and horrible about other orchestration APIs, why you should have an "infrastructure repository", the absurdity of humans composing documents in serialization formats, and anything else people want to talk about.

    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
  • Tuesday
    Jul 5 2016
    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

  • Monday
    May 23 2016
    OWASP: Scanning APIs with OAS 2.0 (Swagger)

    New Relic

    Scanning APIs with OAS 2.0 (Swagger):

    The Open API Specification is a relative newcomer in the history of web service interface documentation. It stands apart from its predecessors by not tying itself to a specific vendor technology, and aims to embrace all forms of RESTful HTTP. Leveraging this powerful specification for automated scanning of APIs will save time by providing a straightforward mechanism to evaluate APIs without having to proxy traffic or manually build attack vectors.

    Topics covered

    • What is the OpenAPI Specification (Swagger)
    • How Swagger/REST relates to SOAP/XML
    • Tools for converting to/from swagger to 'X'.
    • Scanning a simple RESTful JSON based API with Swagger
    • Swaggering the SDLC.

    Speaker

    Scott Davis
    Rapid7
    Application Security Researcher
    Portland, Oregon Area

    Scott has been developing software professionally for over 15 years in a variety of contexts and technologies including wireless sensor networks, robotics, migration modeling & visualization, ERP, interactive projection art, product development and security services. Scott has spent as many years focusing on the security aspects of these technologies, and has leveraged this background to lead the engineering security team at Webtrends for several years. Currently, he serves as Application Security Research for Rapid7.


    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
    May 18 2016
    Website Performance with New Relic

    New Relic

    ChickTech Presents: Website Performance Measuring w New Relic

    Price: $15 for two Wednesday sessions

    Please register and pay ahead on Eventbrite

    *Make sure you register on Eventbrite with an email address you check often because important setup information will be emailed out prior to event

    What to bring: • Your personal computer • Familiarity with git and the terminal/command line

    Workshop #1: May 18, 2016: Website Performance Discussion and Development Environment Setup The performance testing series will start off with a discussion about the definition of performance testing, the theory and computer science concepts behind it, and how these come together to create New Relic technologies. We will be discussing what tools New Relic develops and the engineering skills required. Attendees are encouraged to install development environments before the workshop and follow other setup instructions, so that instructors can focus on troubleshooting in this session.

    • Discussion of Performance Testing [1 hour]

    • Development Environments Running

    *Make sure you register on Eventbrite with an email address you check often

    Workshop #2: May 25, 2016: Use New Relic Application Performance Monitoring to test performance within an example project In this development workshop, we will implement New Relic tools to demonstrate how these tools work and how to implement them in a Node.js development environment. These skills can be taken back to one’s place of employment or implemented in private apps. We will be writing Javascript and running a database. http://newrelic.com/nodejs

    By the end of this workshop series you'll have a comprehensive understanding of performance testing, working within a Node.js application, and web optimization. You will leave with a project implementing New Relic performance testing.

    ChickTech Career’s mission is to retain women in technology. We intend for this event to build community and add skills to resumes. We encourage anyone who wants to learn about performance testing, optimization, and/or New Relic technologies to register for this event!

    Dates: May 18 and May 25, 2016 Time: Doors open at 5:30pm and close around 8:30pm. The sessions will run 6-8pm Location: New Relic

    The workshop will be led by Ian Dees, senior engineer on New Relic’s Platform team Ian Dees was first bitten by the programming bug in 1986 on a Timex Sinclair 1000, and has been having a blast in his software apprenticeship ever since. Ian spent his first eleven years in Portland slinging firmware, tests, and puns at Tektronix, a local test equipment maker. A not-so-secret hankering for Ruby brought him to New Relic, where he builds projects that help you measure your website’s performance.

    About New Relic Life’s too short for bad software. We live by this mantra and endeavor to make it easy for you to understand and improve the relationships between your applications, your customers, and your business. Think of our analytics engine as an awesomely clever member of your team. It works tirelessly, revealing truths about every part of your software nearly instantaneously—from the performance of your applications to the experiences of your customers to how all of it impacts your bottom line.

    *Registration pays for snacks both evenings, along with the class costs. Any amount leftover supports the nonprofit efforts of ChickTech: High School.

  • Monday
    May 16 2016
    PdxDevOps

    New Relic

    Join us for the April meeting of PdxDevOps.

    Agenda:

    Colin Hom from CoreOS

    Colin will showcase how CoreOS deploys production Kubernetes clusters on AWS and the open-source tooling around this process. Kube-aws built around the idea of "cluster artifacts" and is designed to be secure, auditable and reproducible. A simple templating system is leveraged to generate cluster configuration as a set of declarative configuration templates that can be version controlled, audited and re-deployed. Since the entirety of the provisioning is by AWS CloudFormation and cloud-init, there’s no need for external configuration management tools on your end. Batteries included!

    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
  • Tuesday
    May 3 2016
    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
  • Monday
    Apr 25 2016
    NewTech PDX

    New Relic

    We're co-hosting this month's event with Women Who Code Portland!

    Portland has one of the most vibrant tech communities in the country, and the more we support our tech ecosystem, the more we'll all experience and create together!

    Join us to learn about the cool and amazing technologies being developed by Portland companies. Event volunteers are welcome! Let us know if you'd like to volunteer.

    Entry is $10 here, or $20 at the door.

    Agenda 5:30pm - Doors Open / Buffet / Drinks / Get to know your community 6:30pm - Event Begins! - Community Announcements: Events, Jobs, etc. (20 seconds/ea)

    • Pres. #1: Aja Bogdanoff of Civil Comments
    • Pres. #2: Kathryn Brown of ScoutSavvy
    • Pres. #3: Paola Moretto of Nouvola
    • Pres. #4: TBA
    • Pres. #5: TBA

    8:00pm - After-Party at The Original (300 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204)

    Website
  • Monday
    Apr 18 2016
    PdxDevOps

    New Relic

    Join us for the April meeting of PdxDevOps.

    Agenda:

    1) Carl Hall, Cloudability

    Deployment as a Feature

    From single service deployment across a few instances to several services in multiple environments over hundreds of instances. We'll take a look at the evolution of a deployment process that has followed the growth of Cloudability over its 5 year history. I'll talk about the tools we've chosen, decisions we've worked through and the automation that drives it all.

    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
  • Wednesday
    Apr 13 2016
    Explore Elemental with Greg Truax (powered by FREE PIZZA)!

    New Relic

    At this month's meetup, we will focus on an learning more about Greg Truax, Director of Engineering at Elemental Technologies. He joined Elemental 7+ years ago when the entire company was the founders and a handful of engineers! He will share his experience of growing rapidly with the company and what the new Amazon acquisition means for Elemental...

    The experience and value you will get from this meetup is going to be unlike any other you ever saw... You have my personal guarantee!

    Here's the agenda:

    6:00 - 6:10 Networking
    6:10 - 6:20 Audience Self-introductions
    6:20 - 7:00 Guest speaker intro, interview plus Q&A
    7:00 - 7:15 Company research strategies
    7:15 - 7:45 More networking

    Oh, as always, this meetup is POWERED BY FREE PIZZA :)

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Apr 12 2016
    Discuss the Evolution of Mapbox Documentation

    New Relic

    For our next meetup, we'll return to New Relic to hear from Rafa Gutierrez, the Support Lead at Mapbox. He'll tell us about the evolution of Mapbox documentation, with lessons that can help us all.

    ************************


    Mapbox (https://www.mapbox.com/) provides APIs, SDKs, and web services to create custom maps for applications. With a modular and ever-growing set of tools available, documentation can get unwieldy. At Mapbox, we have a history of making easily editable docs and resources to get customers the answers they need fast.


    Mapbox docs are support-driven with a heavy emphasis on making the production of documentation fast and efficient. This presentation steps through the history and process of how Mapbox has scaled its support and documentation workflows.


    ## What we'll cover


    - Mapbox - who we are
    - Scaling documentation - evolution of guides, SEO, easy access
    - Our philosophy on docs - should be easily edited by ANYONE (jekyll/gh-pages)
    - Tools - helpdesks, search tools, Slack bots
    - Analytics - the next step in informing good docs

    Website
  • Monday
    Apr 11 2016
    FutureTalk with Hideshi Hamaguchi

    New Relic

    Think about Think

    › Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

    An approach for breakthrough thinking.

    Hideshi Hamaguchi graduated with a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from Kyoto University. Starting his business career with Panasonic in Japan, Hamaguchi later became director of the New Business Planning Group at Panasonic Electric Works, Ltd. and then executive vice president of Panasonic Electric Works Laboratory of America, Inc.

    In 1993, he developed Japan’s first corporate Intranet and also led the concept development for the world first USB flash drive in 1999. Hideshi Hamaguchi has profound experience in defining strategies and decision­ making, as well as in concept development for various industries and businesses. As Executive Fellow at Ziba Design and CEO at monogoto, he is today considered a leading mind in creative concept and strategy development on both sides of the Pacific.

    He is a jury member of Red Dot Design Award. Also, he is the guest professor, Kyoto University, Keio University, Osaka University, and the executive fellow at i.school (Tokyo University).

    Details

    • Doors will open at 5:30 for a 30-minute networking happy half-hour! The food, beer and drinks are provided by Bellagios and New Relic.

    • The presentation will begin right at 6p.

    • NOTE: after the event, everyone is invited to continue networking at a special happy hour opportunity, one story up at Portland City Grill.

    › Stay tuned for the latest developments and updates on this and upcoming events by joining our Meetup group, New Relic FutureTalks PDX (link above), and following us on Twitter @newrelic. Check out our blog for event recaps and videos.

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

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Apr 5 2016
    Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
    Ruby 6cb4bb736e6c4cb0000f6e4d6254e13d9088263198adc4a1fd0676f8a2f84c34 Rails e53bc8411df8122f74959f46c2f69c99152414a663cd1a21068d19ec22aa5a50

    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
  • Monday
    Mar 28 2016
    NewTech PDX

    New Relic

    Join us for NewTech PDX on the 3rd Monday of most months. Portland has one of the most vibrant tech communities in the country, and the more we support our tech ecosystem, the more we'll all experience and create together!

    Join us to learn about the cool and amazing technologies being developed by Portland companies. Event volunteers are welcome! Let us know if you'd like to volunteer.

    Entry to the meetup is $10 online, or $20 at the door.

    Agenda
    5:30pm - Doors Open / Buffet / Drinks / Get to know your community
    6:30pm - Event Begins!

    • Community Announcements: Events, Jobs, etc. (20 seconds/ea)

    • Pres. #1: Amey Laud of Learn & Earn

    • Pres. #2: John Connor of SkillSesh
    • Pres. #3: Gareth Aye of MathLeap
    • Pres. #4: Tom Turnbull of OpenSesame
    • Pres. #5: Tim Nicklas of Treehouse

    8:00pm - After-Party at the Thirsty Lion (71 SW 2nd Avenue)

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Mar 15 2016
    Portland Java User Group (PJUG)

    New Relic

    Participate in the Future of Java

    Learn how to take part in Java technology evolution through the Java Community Process (JCP) program. You can participate as an individual, corporation, or nonprofit such as a Java user group (JUG). This session gives you step-by-step instructions on how to participate in the JCP Program. You will also learn about the global Adopt-a-JSR program and how you can participate in the Adopt-a-JSR program. We will discuss details such as how to run hack days, collaborate with other JUG leads on Adopt-a-JSR activities, and review use cases from other JUGs around the world contributing to the Java EE 7 and Java SE 8 JSRs. Currently there are new JSRs being submitted and developed for the Java EE 8 and Java SE 9 platforms. Find out how you have contribute to the future editions of the Java Standard and Java Enterprise Editions.

    Speaker

    Heather VanCura leads the JCP Community and Program Office. In her role she is responsible for the day-to-day nurturing, support, and leadership of the community. Heather oversees the JCP.org web site, JSR management, community building, events, marketing, communications, and growth of the membership. She is also a contributor and leader of the community driven Adopt-a-JSR programs. In 2014, Heather became Spec Lead for JSR 364, Broadening JCP Membership, as part of the ongoing JCP.Next effort. Heather is passionate about Java and developer communities. She enjoys trying new sports and fitness activities in her free time.

    Website
  • Monday
    Mar 14 2016
    FutureTalk with Kyle Drake

    New Relic

    The Completely Distributed Web

    › Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

    The web has unified the entire world into a single medium of communication, standardizing both how we distribute and present information. This dropped the cost of publishing to almost nothing, an innovation that took a sledgehammer to the top-down economic, political, and cultural control over distribution of information. As a result of liquifying information and making it more egalitarian and accessible, the web has become the engine of the information society, improving our access to information in previously unimaginable ways.

    But the web's early promise of being open, independent and free is starting to break down as governments scramble to control and censor it, and corporations compete to centralize and monopolize it. Between NSA dragnets, Chinese firewalls, Google super-datacenters, net neutrality extortion, Facebook's work on a private "Free Basics" Internet, and an increasingly hysterical political culture, is it too early to put the free, open web on the endangered species list?

    In response to concerns about the future of online expression, hacktivists are fighting back, writing the code to build what could become the next version of the web. For lack of a better name, I'm calling it the Completely Distributed Web: a mix of existing technologies (IPv6, Tor) with some really big new ideas (Hyperboria, Namecoin, IPFS) that combine to create a new version of the web that's permanently resistant to centralization, censorship and control.

    It sounds like cyberpunk fiction, but it's real, and people have already started using it. I will introduce you to the technology, show the innovations that made it possible, and our plans to turn Neocities into the first-ever distributed web host. I'll wrap up with a live demonstration of the distributed web that you'll be able to try using your own laptop.

    Kyle Drake is a Portland-based tech entrepreneur and the founder of Neocities, a project to restore the lost individual creativity of the web. Kyle focuses his work on sustainable startups and bleeding-edge emerging technologies.

    Details

    • Doors will open at 5:30 for a 30-minute networking happy half-hour! The food, beer and drinks are provided by Bellagios and New Relic.

    • The presentation will begin right at 6p.

    • NOTE: after the event, everyone is invited to continue networking at a special happy hour opportunity, one story up at Portland City Grill.

    › Stay tuned for the latest developments and updates on this and upcoming events by joining our Meetup group, New Relic FutureTalks PDX (link above), and following us on Twitter @newrelic. Check out our blog for event recaps and videos.

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

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Mar 9 2016
    Let's explore New Relic with Mik Peterson, Site Reliability Engineering Manager

    New Relic

    At this month's meetup, we will focus on an learning more about Mik Gimenez-Peterson, Site Reliability Engineering Manager at New Relic. He joined New Relic just over a year ago and is excited to share the journey leading up to a pretty cool job there.

    The experience and value you will get from this meetup is going to be unlike any other you ever saw... You have my personal guarantee!

    Here's the agenda:

    6:00 - 6:10 Networking 6:10 - 6:20 Audience Self-introductions 6:20 - 7:00 Guest speaker intro, interview plus Q&A 7:00 - 7:15 Company research strategies 7:15 - 7:45 More networking

    Oh, as always, this meetup is POWERED BY FREE PIZZA :)

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Mar 1 2016
    Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
    Ruby 6cb4bb736e6c4cb0000f6e4d6254e13d9088263198adc4a1fd0676f8a2f84c34 Rails e53bc8411df8122f74959f46c2f69c99152414a663cd1a21068d19ec22aa5a50

    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

    Automation for Mobile Devices with Calabash by Shannon Atkinson

    Using Calabash for automation for both iOS and Android applications can be frustrating and difficult. This talk will focus around using a Cucumber/Ruby/Calabash to formulate a single GIT repo for testing both iOS and Android apps with the same test cases.

    Embracing --api by Mitch Lloyd

    It's hard to beat the productivity of Rails in the hands of an experienced developer. But what happens when user expectations drag your server-rendered application into the tortured hellscape of client-side JavaScript?

    JavaScript creeps into your once beautiful code base: a typeahead search field, a client-side validation, an AJAX-powered star rating widget. This pathogen has no unit tests and causes the number of bugs and Selenium tests to grow.

    In this talk I'll explore why companies that resist client-side rendering still ship 350KB of gzipped JavaScript to their users. With examples I'll argue that there is a better way: separating your API from your client code. This approach that I once reserved for "highly interactive" applications, I now consider "a matter of course". For the majority of applications it leads to faster development, simpler architecture, and more flexible approaches for building and deploying UI. 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
    Feb 24 2016
    PdxDevOps

    New Relic

    Join us for the Feburary meeting of PdxDevOps.

    Agenda:

    1) Overview of Nix and NixOS by Corbin Simpson (Acquia) (second try)

    Nix is a package manager designed to perfectly isolate dependencies and yield reproducible builds. The NixOS Linux distro is built on top of Nix. We'll look at how Nix relates to the modern devops environment and how it can simplify continuous integration and configuration management.

    2) "Creating Efficient Docker Images" by Isaac Stefanek

    Docker can do many great things for the continuous integration and delivery process. One of the benefits that can be achieved using Docker is speeding up build and deploy times. Creating Docker files that maximize this benefit can take some work, especially if you are dealing with a bloated technology stack. We'll take a look at some common best practices that will have your Docker builds running at warp speed. The examples will be focused on building NodeJS applications, but many of the concepts will be universal for any Dockerized app.

    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
  • Tuesday
    Feb 23 2016
    PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Happy Hour Networking Event

    New Relic

    Join us for happy hour at New Relic! No specific agenda, just network and have fun!

    PDX Women in Tech 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!

    The elevators for New Relic will not open until 4:15 pm.

    Website
  • Monday
    Feb 22 2016
    Portland Cassandra User Group Meetup

    New Relic

    Come and talk to other Cassandra users about Cassandra and uses and abuses of the technology. It will be hosted at New Relic with free pizza and beer.

    Doors open at 6 and talks begin at 6:30.

    Topic: Using Cassandra with Apache Spark

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Feb 17 2016
    OWASP: Inspiring People to Embrace Risk Management

    New Relic

    This month's OWASP chapter meeting features Andrew Plato, President and CEO of Anitian.

    Talk

    Security leaders are under supreme pressure to build security programs that protect the business without disabling the business. However, the greatest impediment to success is not the technologies or regulations, but rather the people who must implement a security program. As a security leader, how do you communicate important risk, security, and compliance concepts to your team in a manner that inspires them to action? The answer is security vision. We live in world where people do not want more rules, they want meaning. The problem with so much of what we do in security is that it often seems annoying and unnecessary to users and executives. When people understand the mission and vision of the organization, they are naturally inclined to follow good practices. In this presentation, veteran security leader, as well as a CEO, Andrew Plato will discuss how to create, foster, and promote security vision to improve engagement with your co-workers. We will discuss communication, leadership, and motivational strategies that clarify and simplify security concepts to drive maximum employee engagement.

    Speaker

    Andrew Plato, CISSP, CISM, QSA

    In 1995 while working at Microsoft, Andrew executed the first known instance of a SQL Injection attack against an early e-commerce site. When he demonstrated this attack to the developers, they dismissed the issue as irrelevant. This intrigued but also inspired Andrew to found Anitian with the goal of helping people understand the complexities of information security.
    Today, Anitian is one of the most trusted names in security intelligence with clients worldwide. Anitian has a mission to Build Great Security Leaders. For the past 20 years, Andrew and Anitian have consistently executed on this mission with innovative, pragmatic answers to the most vexing security, compliance, and risk challenges. Andrew’s career encompasses nearly every dimension of information security. He has participated in thousands of security projects, written hundreds of articles, and advised hundreds of C-level executives. Being a both a business owner and security practitioner allows Andrew to bring a unique perspective to any discussion regarding security, technology, and governance. Andrew is well-known for delivering entertaining presentations that challenge conventional thinking and deliver practical answers to complex IT security challenges.


    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
    Feb 10 2016
    I want to work for Moda Health w/Katie Schenk
    Javascript 6abd4d1aeb784c814b3ef6ce94436f030aad9dfe0f5255ea43a181edc84c4c0c

    New Relic

    At this February meetup, we will focus on an insightful interview with Katie Schenk, Business Systems Supervisor at Moda Health. She joined there just a few weeks ago and is excited to share the journey leading up to a pretty cool job there.

    The experience and value you will get from this meetup is going to be unlike any other you ever saw... You have my personal guarantee!

    Here's the agenda: 6:00 - 6:10 Networking 6:10 - 6:20 Audience Self-introductions 6:20 - 7:00 Guest speaker intro, interview plus Q&A 7:00 - 7:15 Company research strategies 7:15 - 7:45 More networking

    Oh, as always, this meetup is POWERED BY FREE PIZZA :)

    Website
  • Monday
    Feb 8 2016
    FutureTalk with Mat Ellis

    New Relic

    A Cloudy Future

    › Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

    Just how much will the cloud impact us? Hear from an entrepreneur who staked his future on it being more than renting your servers, and why Portland is a part of it.

    Mat Ellis founded Cloudability in April 2011 and is its CEO. Prior to Cloudability, Mat held executive positions with four startups, and key technology roles at Frito-Lay, Pepsi Cola and Goldman Sachs. He currently sits on the boards of Help Autism Now Society, Oregon Entrepreneurs Network, and the Technology Association of Oregon. Originally from the UK and now residing in Portland, Mat is well known as a mentor and advisor to startups across the US.

    Details

    • Doors will open at 5:30 for a 30-minute networking happy half-hour! The food, beer and drinks are provided by Bellagios and New Relic.

    • The presentation will begin right at 6p.

    • NOTE: after the event, everyone is invited to continue networking at a special happy hour opportunity, one story up at the Portland City Grill.

    › Stay tuned for the latest developments and updates on this and upcoming events by joining our Meetup group, New Relic FutureTalks PDX (link above), and following us on Twitter @newrelic. Check out our blog for event recaps and videos.

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

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Feb 2 2016
    Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
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    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

    Making the Most of the lib Directory in a Rails App - Brett Chalupa

    Where does code goes that does not cleanly fit within the MVC structure that Rails suggests? Does one create a new folder within the app directory and introduce a new concept to the app? The vendor directory?! Should it go in a gem? When the conventions of Rails do not cover a concept or approach, it is difficult to know where to put classes and modules.

    Over the years, I have been putting more code in the lib directory. It allows for more object oriented code composition, faster tests, and a clear path for extraction into gems. Working in a directory with nothing but a "tasks" directory can be a bit daunting at first, but soon enough it will start to feel like home.

    In this talk, I want to show the benefits of putting code in the lib directory, when to put code in lib, how to test code in lib, how to configure a Rails application to use the lib directory, and common pitfalls to watch out for. There will be plenty of examples, open source code to reference, and hopefully other folks sharing their experiences with the lib directory.

    Designing by Contract: Using Types to Write Safer Code by Thomas Reynolds

    Contracts.ruby is a library which allows Ruby code to be type-checked at runtime. By simply providing a type for input parameters and output values, you can drastically reduce common, and hard to track, Ruby bugs. We will discuss types in a simple, pragmatic and non-academic way as well as looking at code samples from Middleman v4 which is entirely covered by contracts.

    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
    Jan 25 2016
    PdxDevOps

    New Relic

    Join us for the November meeting of PdxDevOps.

    Agenda:

    1) Overview of Nix and NixOS by Corbin Simpson (Acquia)

    Nix is a package manager designed to perfectly isolate dependencies and yield reproducible builds. The NixOS Linux distro is built on top of Nix. We'll look at how Nix relates to the modern devops environment and how it can simplify continuous integration and configuration management.

    2) A short talk on building services with gRPC and Kubernetes by Kelsey Hightower (Google)

    Kubernetes is a scheduler framework for deploying docker containers at scale. It is based on production-proven code that has lived inside Google for years.

    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
  • Wednesday
    Jan 20 2016
    Java Hack Night

    New Relic

    It's going to be on the 5th floor office!!

    All are welcome! Doors will open at 5:30pm. Socialize and get our development environments set up. Come and Leave as you please. This is a beginner/intermediate geared event.

    There will be Lebanese food to share. Or you may bring something of your own.

    Agenda:

    1) Build a basic Java web app using JSP and servlets.

    2) Learn how to use IntelliJ IDE to build our Java web app.

    3) Spin up a local Tomcat server on which to display our app.

    We will break off into groups depending on the number in attendance. Those with more experience developing will pair with those less experienced.

    Presentations at the end no matter how far you get.

    Website
  • Monday
    Jan 11 2016
    FutureTalk with Rachel Nabors

    New Relic

    Animation and the Future of UX

    › Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

    Since the widespread adoption of CSS animations and transitions, animation has started creeping back into web design. Loading screens and “flashy” intros are back, as well as subtle UI interactions that invisibly plus the user’s experience. But what have we learned since we took a break from Flash? And how do we design with animation responsibly? Rachel Nabors introduces us to the science behind the human visual system and how to put animation to work for your site, in process and in practice.

    Rachel Nabors is a web animation expert, award-winning cartoonist and interaction developer, and invited expert at the W3C. She has worked on interactive projects with companies from Adobe to Mozilla. She travels the world, speaking and training, and helping teams put animation to work in their design systems and documentation. When not biking around her home city of Portland, she curates WebAnimationWeekly.com. You can catch her as @rachelnabors on Twitter and at rachelnabors.com.

    Details

    • Doors will open at 5:30 for a 30-minute networking happy half-hour! The food, beer and drinks are provided by Bellagios and New Relic.

    • The presentation will begin right at 6p.

    • NEW: after the event, everyone is invited to continue networking at a special happy hour opportunity, one story up at the Portland City Grill.

    › Stay tuned for the latest developments and updates on this and upcoming events by joining our Meetup group, New Relic FutureTalks PDX (link above), and following us on Twitter @newrelic. Check out our blog for event recaps and videos.

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

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jan 5 2016
    Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
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    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

    Sam Livingston-Gray: Cucumbers Have Layers: A Love Story

    Cucumber sucks. Features are hard to write and constantly break when the UI changes. Step definitions are annoying to create and a freaking nightmare to maintain. And Cucumber suites take for-EVER to run, because you have to wait for a web browser.

    Except... [almost] none of that is actually true.

    After years of making awful messes with Cucumber, I finally found a way to use it that worked well, and a project I couldn't have done without it. I'd like to show you one way to use Cucumber that can be elegant, powerful, expressive, and—believe it or not—fast.

    Nick Urban

    A talk about refactoring, tech debt, and why beautiful code is good business.

    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
    Dec 14 2015
    FutureTalk with Josh Marinacci + Happy Half-Hour

    New Relic

    Data Stream Networks

    › Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

    A Data Stream Network is like a Content Delivery Network (CND) for realtime data. Why should you want to use one? After all, setting your own websocket server is easy with Node JS and other server platforms. In this session we’ll talk about what a Data Stream Network really gives you and how it can turbo charge your software as both mobile and IoT go through tremendous growth over the next five years.

    Josh Marinacci: Speaker, O’Reilly author, and recovering engineer. Josh is the head of developer evangelism at PubNub. He previously did research at Nokia, evangelized webOS at Palm, and built many graphical things at Sun (but not Oracle). He works from home in Eugene, Oregon.

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

    › Stay tuned for the latest developments and updates on this and upcoming events by joining our Meetup group, New Relic FutureTalks PDX, and following us on Twitter @newrelic.

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

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Dec 1 2015
    Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
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    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

    Jason Clark - GDB: A Gentle Intro

    We love Ruby’s elegance, simplicity, and flexibility. But our favorite language perches atop a world of native code. When that other world intrudes on your peaceful Ruby, GDB, the venerable GNU debugger, is the tool to turn to.

    We’ll examine setting up Ruby to work with GDB. We’ll learn the fundamental commands, and soon you’ll be debugging with ease. We’ll even peer deep into Ruby object internals and face down crashes, deadlocks, and bugs.

    Whether you’re writing a native gem, hacking the Ruby VM, or just want a glimpse of the layers below, this talk is for you!

    Lightning Talks ⚡️

    There will be a whiteboard to sign up on arrival (first come first serve).

    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
    Nov 19 2015
    PdxDevOps

    New Relic

    Join us for the November meeting of PdxDevOps.

    Agenda:

    1) Overview of jive's Collins+xCAT automated provisioning w/ Devon Peters

    2) Kubernetes for Sysadmins: Why is Kubernetes awesome for System Administrators? Because you get to sleep all night and go home on time w/ Elson Rodriguez, @elsonrodriguez

    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
  • Monday
    Nov 9 2015
    FutureTalk with Isaac Wyatt + Happy Half-Hour

    New Relic

    How MarketingOps Is Like DevOps

    › Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

    Software is consuming the world! Today, Modern Marketers rely on an 'Engineering' mindset to work creatively, and treat Marketing Operations like DevOps. This presentation will discuss how MarkOps and DevOps are charged to solve similar problems, along with the shared guiding principles that currently exist to help solve them.

    Isaac is a tech-nerd who loves to makes people's jobs easier using tech and automation. As Director of Marketing Ops at New Relic, I optimize the entire value-chain by aligning people, their activities, the technologies and processes they use to achieve goals, in an efficient and scalable way. Automating where possible, enable where necessary. Previous to New Relic, Isaac was a part of other high growth companies like Blue Jeans Network and Citrix.

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

    › Stay tuned for the latest developments and updates on this and upcoming events by joining our Meetup group, New Relic FutureTalks PDX, and following us on Twitter @newrelic.

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

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Nov 3 2015
    Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
    Ruby 6cb4bb736e6c4cb0000f6e4d6254e13d9088263198adc4a1fd0676f8a2f84c34 Rails e53bc8411df8122f74959f46c2f69c99152414a663cd1a21068d19ec22aa5a50

    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

    Brent Miller - How does New Relic build software? A biological approach to architecture

    When building resilient, fault-tolerant, scalable systems, we focus quite a bit on the particular technologies involved. Can it scale horizontally? Is Samza better than Storm? Is this library thread-safe? It turns out that, even though those questions matter to the stability of the system, they don’t matter as much as the people building the system. Humans choose the stack, write the code, and write the bugs, too. They create the weird edge cases that cause the system to fall over at the worst time.

    At New Relic we’ve taken an unusual approach to building software: we draw heavily from biological metaphors like mutation and natural selection, and focus on a human-centric approach to define our architecture. Rather than trust a few armchair architects to make the decisions, we put the power in the hands of the teams wrestling with the code. We have many strategies to ensure cohesiveness across the architecture and scalability for the business, the engineering organization, and the software, but it takes a little leap of faith and a lot of trust to move to a process like ours.

    I’ll share how our process works, and how we manage the growth without going off the rails, while increasing system stability

    Jason Clark - Peeking into Ruby: Tracing Running Code

    Your Ruby app is in production, but something isn’t quite right. It worked locally, it passed CI… why’s the running app acting weird?

    If this sounds familiar, you’re in luck. Multiple tools exist for grappling with a running Ruby app. This talk will introduce a variety of tools and techniques for peeking into what your Ruby app is doing. From Ruby-level method tracing using rbtrace, all the way down to watching kernel syscalls with strace, you can see what your app is doing, and I’ll show you how.

    Don’t let your production system go unwatched!

    Lightning Talks ⚡️

    There will be a whiteboard to sign up on arrival (first come first serve).

    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
    Oct 22 2015
    PdxDevOps

    New Relic

    Join us for the October meeting of PdxDevOps.

    Agenda:

    1) Celebrate Ansible's successful acquisition

    2) Daniel Drier will talk about a puppet autosigning gem he created.

    3) Ken Eshelby will talk about a metrics API inside OpenNMS (backed by Cassandra)

    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
  • Tuesday
    Oct 20 2015
    Portland Java User Group (PJUG)

    New Relic

    Hazelcast: Open Source Java Based In Memory Computing

    Talip Öztürk, founder of Hazelcast, will give a technical deep dive on the open source Java based in-memory computing platform. Hazelcast 3.5, the most recent version of the leading in-memory data grid, was just released in June. Talip will discuss some of the new features in the release and have plenty of time for Q&A afterward.

    Speaker

    Talip Öztürk is the founder of Hazelcast, a Java-based, open-source in memory computing platform. In 2003, he became fascinated with Jini (Apache River) and developed an implementation of JavaSpaces. In 2008, his passion for distributed programming led him to develop Hazelcast, prior to which he was the director of technology at Zaman Media Group. Öztürk holds a BA from the Middle East Technical University, Turkey.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Oct 13 2015
    Highlights of Write The Docs EU

    New Relic

    The Write The Docs EU conference happened in Prague just a few days ago (August 31-September 1). At the meetup we'll talk about some of the highlights and key takeaways from the conference.

    For more information, see the Write The Docs EU schedule of speakers


    (I'll edit this announcement with additional details later.)

    Website
  • Monday
    Oct 12 2015
    FutureTalk with Ron Evans + Happy Half-Hour

    New Relic

    Full Stack Robotics

    › Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

    The Internet of Things has begun to emerge, and the Age of Robots has come upon us. What are the technologies that will help make it real? In this talk, we will share our vision of "Full Stack Robotics" based on open source software such as Cylon.js, Gobot, and more, with live demonstrations of actual robotic devices.

    "Full Stack Robotics" consists of:

    • Front-ends & consists Interfaces
    • Frameworks & Tools
    • Integrations
    • Things

    We will show a complete application with plenty of live demos of actual devices, along with some of the code that makes it all work. Time to get real about the Robot Evolution!

    Ron Evans is a software developer who has been active in the free and open source community for over 20 years. As "Ringleader" of The Hybrid Group, he helps clients solve some of their most difficult technical and business problems. Ron has been a keynote speaker or presenter at conferences such as Maker Faire, GopherCon, JSConf, RubyConf, FutureRuby, Ignite, L.A. Ruby Conference, Scottish Ruby Conf, and MagmaConf. He was featured in Computerworld Magazine in the article "Rock Star Coders" for his popular blog post "I'd Rather Be A Jazz Programmer", as well as having written articles for MSNBC, BYTE Magazine, and the Direct Marketing Association. Ron is an active contributor to many open source projects and created the award-winning KidsRuby, free software to help teach Ruby programming to kids.

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

    › Stay tuned for the latest developments and updates on this and upcoming events by joining our Meetup group, New Relic FutureTalks PDX, and following us on Twitter @newrelic.

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

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Oct 6 2015
    Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
    Ruby 6cb4bb736e6c4cb0000f6e4d6254e13d9088263198adc4a1fd0676f8a2f84c34 Rails e53bc8411df8122f74959f46c2f69c99152414a663cd1a21068d19ec22aa5a50

    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

    Dana Scheider: How and Why to Love Cucumber

    Cucumber is a powerful and enjoyable tool to use when it is incorporated effectively into your test suite. This talk explains what Cucumber and the rich ecosystem surrounding it have to offer, and why it isn’t really as clunky or awkward as a lot of developers think.

    Tim Krajcar - kenny_g.rb: Making Ruby Write Smooth Jazz

    For too long, computers have been shut out of the red-hot music-to-listen-to-while-relaxing-in-the-bathtub genre. Today, that all changes. Our smooth-jazz-as-a-service startup is primed to disrupt this stale industry. In this talk we'll introduce the basic protocols of digital music and take a whirlwind tour of musical harmonic theory. We'll survey some Ruby tools that make noise and we'll dig deep into using Ruby to generate beautiful piano music with audience-selected chords. It will all culminate in a showdown between man and machine to decide the fate of the musical universe as our program battles a real live musician.

    Lightning Talks ⚡️

    There will be a whiteboard to sign up on arrival (first come first serve).

    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 14 2015
    FutureTalk with Stephanie Foster + Happy Half-Hour

    New Relic

    How To Be Part Of The IoT Revolution

    › Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

    IoT is the fourth Industrial Revolution, the question for companies of all sizes is not if, but how do I incorporate this into my products and services? In the last three months alone, 50+ of the Fortune 1,000 have announced IoT Initiatives.

    How do we strategically align government, startups and established companies to build upon this new connected world? Furthermore, how do we create competitive business differentiators? How do we best innovate on a dime, like a startup, and have the right resources and funding, like an established company?

    Stephanie’s career began in the marketing world, tackling brand strategy, customer experience and traditional advertising for notable clients like Audi of America, VMware, French’s Food and 1% for the Planet. Her true passion stemmed from her ability to pick up on behavioral change and consumer insights that were positioned as brand differentiators and in turn, game changers for companies. Currently she is the VP of Brand & Marketing for Wearable World in addition to leading the IoT for Cities Initiative with the City of San Francisco.

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

    › Stay tuned for the latest developments and updates on this and upcoming events by joining our Meetup group, New Relic FutureTalks PDX, and following us on Twitter @newrelic.

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

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Sep 8 2015
    Consider "The Open Source Writing Stack"

    New Relic

    Open source makes writing and publishing much easier both online and in print — provided you know what tools to use. This talk covers those tools (from LaTeX to WordPress) and how to choose between them.

    Open source tools for writing and publishing (both online and in print) continue to improve. This talk will blast through options for writing, publishing, and getting feedback — and discuss what you should care about when you’re writing. Does the GPL license on WordPress matter? What about a tool’s ability to handle Markdown? Perhaps most importantly, this talk will also cover when tools and stack questions can get in the way of actually writing.


    Our speaker for this meetup is Thursday Bram, who writes about technical topics of all sorts. She’s the co-founder of Urgency Inc, a technical marketing agency.

    Thursday gave this talk during the Open Source Bridge conference back in June.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Sep 1 2015
    Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
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    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

    Jason Clark: Testing the Multiverse

    It’s a basic principle of testing that minimizing dependencies will make you happier, faster, and more productive. But what happens when you can’t? If your code plugs into or extends another gem, comfortable isolation might be out of the question. Stubbing and careful design can carry you a ways, but eventually you need to actually test your code against those gems you’re building on. Luckily, there are ways to reduce this pain. We’ll dig deep on creating a simple environment to check your work against multiple dependencies. We’ll see patterns that help avoid pulling your hair out when those dependencies change. We’ll even search around the raw edges, examining how to verify what your code does when it lands in an environment you haven’t tested. There’s a multitude of gems out there to build on. Let’s see how we can test with them!

    Emily Bookstein: So You Want Diversity in Tech? (Or, How to create lasting social change with tech money).

    The conversation around diversity in tech is gaining momentum -- but we need to deepen our understanding of the problem if we really want to address the issue. Let's break down tech's gender and racial diversity problem using "5 Whys," a form of Root Cause Analysis. I'll also propose an actionable and concrete way that we as tech workers can help address the root causes of tech's lack of diversity.

    Lightning Talks ⚡️

    There will be a whiteboard to sign up on arrival (first come first serve).

    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
    Aug 17 2015
    PdxDevOps - Docker Docker Docker

    New Relic

    Join us for the August meeting of PdxDevOps.

    We have something for everyone tonight with one talk focused on beginners and one talk focused on experts.

    Sean Kane from New Relic will be giving his 2014 Velocity talk "Docker in Production" (expert level).

    Rex Addiscentis ‏will be giving a general introduction to DevOps, followed by a demo/tutorial of simple application deployment with Docker on AWS. (beginner level). For more information, see https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/pdxdevops/1q3XaQawJnI

    New Relic is continuing to host us and Volt is continuing to provide pizza. Gluten Free options will be available. Contact Spencer if you have any specific requests.

    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
  • Monday
    Aug 10 2015
    FutureTalk with Blithe Rocher + Happy Half-Hour

    New Relic

    The Scientific Method of Troubleshooting

    › Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

    For software engineers, troubleshooting is one of the toughest and most important skills to develop. When problems arise, a beginning developer's first instincts are to panic and head to StackOverflow. Rather than rushing to deploy quick fixes, it's important to identify the root cause.

    Biologists, chemists, and physicists increase understanding about the world by applying the logical steps of the scientific method to discover solutions to complex problems. Like scientists, developers can learn troubleshooting skills by treating each problem like a mini "science" experiment.

    In this talk we'll explore how using the scientific method can lead to greater understanding and more viable solutions to complex problems.

    Blithe Rocher is a software engineer based in Oakland, California. She works for Fastly as part of the core engineering team to build the customer-facing Configuration API. Prior to becoming a developer, she received a PhD in physical chemistry from the University of Southern California.

    Additionally, Blithe is passionate about teaching other women how to become developers. She helped organize Rails Girls ATL, a monthly meetup for women interested in learning about programming.

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

    › Stay tuned for the latest developments and updates on this and upcoming events by joining our Meetup group, New Relic FutureTalks PDX, and following us on Twitter @newrelic.

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

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Aug 4 2015
    Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
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    New Relic

    🎉 13th anniversary meeting 🎉

    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

    Aaron Patterson aka tenderlove

    Godfrey Chan: Dropping down to The Metal™

    As much as we love Ruby, when you need to be really close to the metal, you have no choice but to use JavaScript. This is why I developed the javascript gem to help you harness the raw power of your machines. In this talk, we will examine the Ruby tricks and black magic hidden behind this ludicrous invention. Along the way, we will learn about how Ruby internally deal with variable lookups, method calls, scoping and bindings. Together, we will push the limits of the Ruby language, taking it to places Matz never ever envisioned!

    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
    Jul 23 2015
    Docker Meetup

    New Relic

    Hey Docker Portland! Gear up for our next meetup at New Relic! We nabbed Docker's Jérôme Petazzoni, Digital Insight's Kenny Bastani, and EMC's Jonas Rosland, all of whom will be in town for OSCON. See you there!

    Agenda

    6:00pm - Welcome/ Food & Beverage thanks to New Relic!

    6:30pm - Kenny Bastani: Building Microservices with Spring Cloud and Docker

    In this talk I will introduce you to the Spring Cloud platform for building cloud-native applications in Java. We will take a look at some of the common patterns for microservice architectures and how to use Docker to containerize multiple microservices as a part of a Maven build process.

    We will then dive into a microservices example project of a cloud-native application built on Spring Cloud. Using this example project, I'll show you how to use Docker Compose to spin up a microservice cluster on a development machine. We will then perform a series of end-to-end tests without needing to deploy to a test environment.

    By the end of the talk we will cover the following topics:

    • Implementing service discovery using Docker containers

    • How to use a config service to externalize environment configurations

    • How to route REST API requests through an API gateway

    • Building container images as a part of a Maven build

    • How to do end-to-end testing using Docker Compose on a development machine

    7:00pm - Jonas Rosland: Scale-out data persistence for all your stateful container needs

    7:30pm - Jérôme Petazzoni: Deep dive into Copy-on-Write and Docker storage drivers

    The first release of Docker only supported AUFS, and AUFS was available (out of the box) only on Debian and Ubuntu kernel. Then Red Hat wanted Docker to run on its distros, and contributed the Device Mapper driver, and later the BTRFS driver, and recently the overlayfs driver. Docker 1.7 has support for ZFS. We will present how those drivers compare from a high-level perspective, explaining their pros and cons. This will help the audience to make more informed decisions when picking the most appropriate driver for their workloads.Then we will see each driver in action, and look at low-level implementation details. We won't dive into the golang implementation code itself, but we will explain the concepts of each driver. This will help to better understand how they work, and give some hints when it comes to troubleshoot their behavior.

    8:00pm - Wrap-up and Social

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jul 21 2015
    OWASP Chapter Meeting

    New Relic

    Talk

    At the end of the day, security depends on code. Secure software demands secure code, configuration, management, testing, and constant improvement.

    Security automation aligns perfectly with the modern, fast-paced environments like continuous delivery that are quickly seeping into companies of all kinds.

    Automation provides drastic results with little effort, but quickly reaches a plateau where the effort involved in finding better results that provide value rises above the value of focusing elsewhere.

    In this talk, I will focus on some of the lesser discussed topics of security automation and how they relate to the lines of code that produce the reason why we are discussing security automation today. The goal is to give a complete understanding of the ways that companies like _ and _ have produced secure code that runs their web applications.

    Speaker

    Neil is currently an engineer at GitHub, co-founder of Brakeman Security Inc., and OWASP Orange County board member. Formerly, he was an application security engineer at Twitter, OC Ruby leader, and AppSec California organizer. Neil enjoys long walks on the beach, long walks in the woods, and long walks anywhere really. His turnoffs include noisy offices, noisy people, and noisy anything really.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jul 14 2015
    Talk about "Better Stories, Better Technologies"

    New Relic

    Note: We'll give away one free 3-day pass to OSCON 2015, good July 22-24. Sign up when you arrive, and we'll raffle off the pass after the talk is complete!


    If you attended the Write The Docs 2015 Conference, you know the importance of User Stories, and how they lead to more readable documentation.

    On July 14 (Bastille Day!), Amelia Abreu will give us her take on the User Story, when she talks about:

    • Better Stories, Better Technologies:

    Technologies all have stories behind them, some we hear, some we don’t. From the genesis of a product idea, to the way that technologists characterize their work, to documentation, to startup origin stories. Development frameworks operationalize stories as a way to build features. Documentation tells a story, and speaks to certain stories about our users.

    How can documentarians think critically about the way that we tell stories? How do we confront times when some stories get told over others? How do we talk about our successes, and how do we not talk about our failures? Whose stories get heard: how do women, people of color, disabled people, and “non-technical” workers get left out of the stories we hear?

    In this talk, I’ll explore some of the ways that stories and storytelling are used in building technologies. I’ll share what I’ve found in looking at stories in technology, and propose some practical solutions for telling better stories and using them in building products.

    Website
  • Monday
    Jul 13 2015
    FutureTalk with Michele Titolo + Happy Half-Hour

    New Relic

    APIs: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

    › Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

    Service oriented systems have become hugely popular, and the golden age of the "monorail" is starting to end. Sometimes, these services can be fantastic, and other times not so much. Learning how to evaluate APIs and identify problem areas before jumping head first into development can save us frustration, time, and money. This session will walk through evaluating an API, best practices, and red flags, all from the standpoint of a developer consuming them. No matter your experience level, you'll leave with the skills to effectively tackle your next API.

    Michele Titolo has been making iOS apps for over 5 years. She has shipped over a dozen apps to the Apple AppStore, and designed and implemented APIs for a number of them. She enjoys debugging, refactoring, and finding elegant solutions to difficult problems. Outside of work,she is CTO of Women Who Code, and an avid Doctor Who fan.

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

    › Stay tuned for the latest developments and updates on this and upcoming events by joining our Meetup group, New Relic FutureTalks PDX, and following us on Twitter @newrelic.

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

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jul 7 2015
    Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
    Ruby 6cb4bb736e6c4cb0000f6e4d6254e13d9088263198adc4a1fd0676f8a2f84c34 Rails e53bc8411df8122f74959f46c2f69c99152414a663cd1a21068d19ec22aa5a50

    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

    John Hyland: Be Awesome By Being Boring

    Lightning Talks

    Jonan will host a lightning talk session. There will be a whiteboard to sign up on arrival (first come first serve).

    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
    Jun 29 2015
    PdxDevOps - Stream Processing with Heka

    New Relic

    Join us for an overview of data stream processing, with Nicholas Chappell and Jonathan Owens from New Relic, and Nathan Williams from Treehouse giving an overview of stream processing needs inside their organizations, and how they use Heka, a general stream processing tool from Mozilla.

    Hashicorp has donated a ticket to hashiconf that we will be raffling off.

    New Relic is continuing to host us and Volt is continuing to provide pizza. Gluten Free options will be available. Contact Spencer if you have any specific requests.

    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
    Jun 18 2015
    PDXNode Hack Night
    Javascript 6abd4d1aeb784c814b3ef6ce94436f030aad9dfe0f5255ea43a181edc84c4c0c

    New Relic

    Come hack, share your projects, work on nodeschool workshoppers.

    29th floor

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jun 9 2015
    Counterpoint: Don't Write The Docs

    New Relic

    The WTD NA conference is coming in May, so it's a good time to start planning for post-conference Meetups. We'll meet again on Tuesday June 9, when Diana Potter, the Senior Director of Customer Success at Customer.io tells us when to say: "Don't Write The Docs".

    When I started working as a Technical Writer, our local VP told me that to do my job well, I'd spend significant time testing and pushing for changes to our software. To me, that sounds like the essence of Diana's talk.

    Diana manages Customer.io's support/docs team. As such, I expect that her talk will interest Documentarians, Support Engineers, and Knowledge Base Creators. Here is the abstract of her talk:


    Writing user facing documentation gives you a unique perspective on software. How does something work? Will the software explode when I push this button? Okay, now how do you explain that explosion to a user, in a way that makes sense and captures their attention?

    What do you do, though, when that unique perspective illustrates areas of confusion? Why document something that's confusing? Fix the confusion!

    Write the docs that make sense for the user and advocate for product changes on behalf of the "user" too.

    How do you decide when it makes sense to document, and when it makes sense to dig in your heels and push for an internal change to the product? How can you use documentation to push for change? Come learn what I've learned, the processes I've put in place, and learn the following chant: "does this doc make sense?"

    Website
  • Monday
    Jun 8 2015
    FutureTalks / WWC Networking Night @ New Relic
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    New Relic

    Women Who Code Portland Networking Night @ New Relic

    › Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

    This month, our FutureTalks speaker series is joining forces with WWC, as we host seven engineers from New Relic giving brief technical talks about their work, all emcee'd by our very own Liz Abinante, who presented at our February event. Next Monday, June 8th will be the 4th Networking Night of their series.

    Speakers:

    • Alice Goldfuss - "Docker in a Flash"
    • Ashley Puls - "Why, When, and How to Measure Performance"
    • Emily Hyland - “Programming for Humans: API design as user experience design”
    • Kate Morrow - "Jelly Bean Trails and Middle-points"
    • Katherine Wu - "Moving from ActiveRecord to a Service"
    • Katie Leonard - "Upgrading Rails"
    • Zoe Kay - "Upgrading Rails"

    Program:

    • 5:30-6:00 - Check-In and Networking
    • 6:00-7:30 - Lightning Talks
    • 7:30-8:00 - Wrap Up and Networking

    › Doors will open at 5:30 for a 30-minute networking happy half-hour! The food, beer and drinks are provided by Bellagios and New Relic. The presentations will begin right at 6p.

    › Stay tuned for the latest developments and updates on this and upcoming events by joining our Meetup group, New Relic FutureTalks PDX, and following us on Twitter @newrelic.

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

  • Networking Night @ New Relic

    New Relic

    Join us on Monday, June 8th at New Relic for our 4th Networking Night! This month, we will have seven female engineers from New Relic giving brief technical talks about their work.

    Speakers:

    • Alice Goldfuss, Site Reliability Engineer - Docker in a Flash

    • Ashley Puls, Senior Software Engineer - Why, When, and How to Measure Performance

    • Kate Morrow, Engineering Manager - Programming for Humans: API Design as User Experience Design

    • Katherine Wu, Software Developer - Jelly Bean Trails and Middle-Points

    • Emily Hyland, Senior Software Engineer - Moving from ActiveRecord to a Service

    • Katie Leonard, Software Developer, andZoe Kay, Software Engineer - Upgrading Rails

    Program:

    5:30-6:00 - Check-In and Networking 

    6:00-7:30 - Lightning Talks

    7:30-8:00 - Wrap Up and Networking


    About New Relic:

    New Relic is a software analytics company that makes sense of billions of metrics about millions of applications in real time. Our comprehensive SaaS-based solution provides one powerful interface for web and native mobile applications and consolidates the performance monitoring data for any chosen technology in your environment. Our 250,000 users utilize our cloud solution to analyze more than 690 billion data points daily across more than 4 million applications. More at newrelic.com

    Careers Page: http://newrelic.com/about/careers

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jun 2 2015
    Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
    Ruby 6cb4bb736e6c4cb0000f6e4d6254e13d9088263198adc4a1fd0676f8a2f84c34 Rails e53bc8411df8122f74959f46c2f69c99152414a663cd1a21068d19ec22aa5a50

    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.

    Open Source Bridge Raffle

    https://tinyurl.com/osb15-raffle-pdxruby

    PRESENTATIONS at 7pm

    Chase Douglas: Metasecurity - Beyond Patching Vulnerabilities

    Rails comes with many powerful security protections out of the box, but no code is perfect. This talk will highlight a new approach to web app security, one focusing on a higher level of abstraction than current techniques. We will take a look at current security processes and tools and some common vulnerabilities still found in many Rails apps. Then we will investigate novel ways to protect against these vulnerabilities.

    Evan Carmi: Reverse Engineering - Finding the hidden API

    A survey of techniques to debug and reverse engineer services that you may be trying to connect with but don't have an API (like iCloud) or don't have a well documented API (like the rest of the internet).

    Lightning Talks

    Jonan will host a lightning talk session. There will be a whiteboard to sign up on arrival (first come first serve).

    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
    May 19 2015
    Portland Java User Group (PJUG)

    New Relic

    Unleashing the Silicon Forest Fire: the open sourcing of GemFire

    Pivotal GemFire has had a long and winding journey, starting in 2002, winding through VMware, Pivotal, and finding it’s way to Apache in 2015. Companies using GemFire have deployed it in some of the most mission critical latency sensitive applications in their enterprises, making sure tickets are purchased in a timely fashion, hotel rooms are booked, trades are made, and credit card transactions are cleared. Come to this session to understand:

    • A brief history of GemFire
    • Architecture and use cases
    • Why we are taking GemFire Open Source
    • Design philosophy and principles

    But most importantly: how you can join this exciting community to work on the bleeding edge in-memory platform.

    Speaker

    Anthony Baker has over 20 years of experience in fields ranging from high performance computing to interactive television and massively parallel embedded processor arrays. Anthony enjoys algorithms, API design, and obscure concurrency bugs. He is currently a member of the GemFire engineering team at Pivotal.

    Dan Smith has been writing code ever since he typed in some BASIC from the back of a magazine in elementary school. For the last 10 years Dan has been working in distributed systems development. He's currently a Staff Engineer at Pivotal working on GemFire.

    Website
  • Monday
    May 18 2015
    PdxDevOps

    New Relic

    LeanCoffee with Justin Reed

    This month we will be changing the format up a bit and Justin will be helping us all experience Lean Coffee

    New Relic is continuing to host us and Volt is continuing to provide pizza. Gluten Free options will be available. Contact Spencer if you have any specific requests.

    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
    May 14 2015
    PDX-MUG - Effective Architecture/Design­/Development with MySQL

    New Relic

    please register through meetup.com so I can get a good headcount for pizza and beverages

    Topic: Effective Architecture/Design­/Development with MySQL - Ronald Bradford

    Effective MySQL Architecture and Design Practices

    Correctly designing a MySQL architecture has a huge impact on the growth of your system for future needs.

    In this presentation we will cover.

    • The strengths and weaknesses of MySQL
    • What MySQL scale-out architecture means
    • High Availability considerations
    • The importance of changing key system default configurations
    • How to integrate MySQL with existing and and new data sources.

    From this presentation we will create a checklist of what key business and technology decisions should be asked and discussed before building a MySQL based system.

    Effective Software Development with MySQL

    While the MySQL RDBMS is essential for storing your information, how your application interacts and with applicable business logic is what makes each company in unique.

    Some key points in this presentation include.

    • Integrating MySQL with common programming languages
    • The various developer tools that work well with MySQL
    • The importance on developing standards and good SQL practices
    • Common mistakes developers and frameworks make, and how to avoid them.
    • What causes the most time for development and support time.
    • How to invest time in quality and performance during development

    We will review some of the important changes between versions including new features and compatibility differences. A great example is the impact of the new sql_mode default in Version 5.6.

    From this presentation we will create a checklist of what developers need to know and do for creating great software that lasts.


    About the speaker:

    Ronald has over 25 years of professional RDBMS experience in MySQL, Oracle, and Ingres. His expertise covers MySQL, LAMP and cloud-based consulting in architecture, performance, scalability and business continuity. Ronald is a former employee of the MySQL Inc consulting team (06-08) and Oracle Corporation (96-99). He has currently published 4 books on MySQL, his most recent titles available from Oracle Press include Effective MySQL: Optimizing SQL Statements, Effective MySQL: Backup & Recovery and Effective MySQL: Replication Techniques in Depth.

    Website
  • Monday
    May 11 2015
    FutureTalk Smart Cities Panel + Happy Half-Hour

    New Relic

    The Internet-of-Things (IoT), Big Data and Smart Cities

    › Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

    Portland is participating in the Global City Teams Challenge, which is a year-long initiative designed to advance the deployment of Internet-of-Things (IoT) technologies within a smart city environment. The presentation will explore some of the ways in which cities are leveraging technology as infrastructure and developing platforms that foster innovation and enable widespread adoption of applications. In particular, we will discuss the Global City Teams Project that is underway here in Portland, including ways in which the region can utilize the Internet-of-Things (IoT) and Big Data to create intelligent transportation systems and improve air quality.

    Smart cities do not include humans being smart.

    Skip Newberry is the President of the Technology Association of Oregon, one of the nation’s fastest-growing trade associations dedicated to supporting technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship at a regional level. Before joining the TAO, Skip served as an economic development policy advisor to Portland Mayor Sam Adams, where he helped create Portland’s first comprehensive economic development strategy in 16 years, recognizing software as a key industry cluster. While at the City of Portland, Skip’s projects included the adoption of the nation’s first open source software procurement policy at the municipal level, a regional open data initiative, and the development of resources to support entrepreneurship, like the Portland Seed Fund. Previously, Skip was a corporate and IP attorney and entrepreneur. Skip is the incoming Chairman of the Board of Directors of TECNA, Technology Councils of North America, which is a global network of technology and entrepreneurship associations, and he serves on Worksystems Inc.’s Workforce Investment Board and the Advisory Board of Oregon FIRST Robotics. Skip is also a 2012 recipient of the Portland Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 award.

    Wilfred Pinfold is computational and data scientist who has used computers to model some of the most interesting engineering and scientific challenges of our time. After completing his PhD in computational fluid dynamics he applied computer simulation to engineering challenges in aerospace, automotive and offshore strictures, scientific challenges in climate modeling, astrophysics, chemistry, and genomics and control challenges in power grid, and smart cities. He is an accomplished innovator and entrepreneur having studied business at Stanford he launched numerous business initiatives including in bioinformatics and analytic software. Dr. Pinfold teaches innovation and entrepreneurship at Portland State University and has severed on numerous commercial and non-profit boards.

    Mike Reich is the founder and CEO of Seabourne, with more than 10 years of experience building technology businesses. Mike has a passion for technology that solves tough, data-driven business challenges. A skilled technical architect and facilitator, he has developed innovative information solutions and strategies for the US Federal Communications Commission, Olympus, GNIP, NBC Sports, World Resources Institute, Cogstate Ltd, US General Services Administration, the US Department of Energy, the US Department of Commerce, the US Environmental Protection Agency, the US Centers for Disease Control, and the Cascade Land Conservancy.

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

    › Stay tuned for the latest developments and updates on this and upcoming events by joining our Meetup group, New Relic FutureTalks PDX, and following us on Twitter @newrelic.

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

  • Tuesday
    May 5 2015
    Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
    Ruby 6cb4bb736e6c4cb0000f6e4d6254e13d9088263198adc4a1fd0676f8a2f84c34 Rails e53bc8411df8122f74959f46c2f69c99152414a663cd1a21068d19ec22aa5a50

    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

    Paul Jungwirth: SQL in Rails

    Tips and tricks from basic to advanced for non-trivial SQL queries in a Rails environment.

    Justin Burris: Living and programming in Singapore

    Ever thought about working abroad? Located in south east Asia, Singapore provides an excellent place to call home and explore a new part of the planet. This talk aims to give you a starting point for learning about the excellent ruby/development community in the area and will provide you with what you need to know before emigrating.

    Lightning Talks

    Jonan will host a lightning talk session. There will be a whiteboard to sign up on arrival (first come first serve). The unofficial theme is classic video games.

    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
    Apr 20 2015
    PdxDevOps

    New Relic

    Scott Schneider from Puppet Labs will talk about vmpooler. Why they built vmpooler and what it's used for (both individual developer use and speedy acceptance-testing).

    Greg Haynes will talk about diskimage-builder, a project that started off as a tool for openstack deployments and has since become a highly efficient general purpose image building utility.

    New Relic is continuing to host us and Volt is continuing to provide pizza. Gluten Free options will be available. Contact Spencer if you have any specific requests.

    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
    Apr 16 2015
    PDXNode @ New Relic

    New Relic

    PDX Node meetup, details at the link.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Apr 15 2015
    Ensemble Learning Workshop

    New Relic

    Join us for a workshop on using multiple classifier to make one better classifier. We'll start with an overview of the common types of ensemble learning and apply one to decision trees to create random forests. Please be familiar with the content in this post on decision trees.

    RSVP here.

    Bring your laptop. We'll bring the pizza.

    Website
  • Monday
    Apr 13 2015
    FutureTalk with Ariel Waldman + Happy Half-Hour

    New Relic

    The Hacker's Guide to the Galaxy

    › Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

    Don't panic: the next big science revolution isn't just for asteroid miners or CERN scientists. Just as science fiction has often shown the way to future inventions, the act of hacking is now generating prototypes that act as footholds for future explorations, discoveries and epiphanies in science. From the collisions of subatomic particles to the explosions of supernovas, this presentation takes you on an unusual trip through the weird, whimsical and fun ways to explore the final frontier.

    Ariel Waldman is the founder of Spacehack.org, a directory of ways to participate in space exploration, and the global instigator of Science Hack Day, an event that brings together scientists, technologists, designers and people with good ideas to see what they can create in one weekend. She is also a fellow at Institute For The Future.

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

    › Stay tuned for the latest developments and updates on this and upcoming events by joining our Meetup group, New Relic FutureTalks PDX, and following us on Twitter @newrelic.

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

  • Tuesday
    Apr 7 2015
    Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
    Ruby 6cb4bb736e6c4cb0000f6e4d6254e13d9088263198adc4a1fd0676f8a2f84c34 Rails e53bc8411df8122f74959f46c2f69c99152414a663cd1a21068d19ec22aa5a50

    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: Using Background Jobs with Sidekiq and Rails

    You know how to make a controller and view in Ruby on Rails. But what's a background job? How do I use them to make my website as fast as possible? This talk will introduce the notion of background jobs, why you might want to use them and show how to integrate Sidekiq with your Rails app to make background jobs easy!

    Lightning Talks

    Jonan will be hosting an hour long lightning talk session. There will be a whiteboard to sign up on arrival (first come first serve). The theme is Pokemon so make sure you wear a costume and put Pokemon in all your slides and maybe write a quick song about Pokemon and your love of them. Alternatively just show up and speak.

    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
    Apr 2 2015
    PDXNode Presentation Night
    Javascript 6abd4d1aeb784c814b3ef6ce94436f030aad9dfe0f5255ea43a181edc84c4c0c

    New Relic

    Presentations start at 6:30pm. We welcome open dialogue during the presentations. We're all here to learn!

    Come a little early to say hi. We'll also be hanging out at 6:00pm to help any newcomers needing help to getting started by installing node and npm.

    It will be a nice variety of topics and level of talks. If anyone is interested, we could also take discussions to post-talk drinks nearby. Maybe even hack a little.

    New coders and new friends welcome! Say hi, make noise, and ask questions.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Mar 31 2015
    OWASP Chapter Meeting

    New Relic

    People in Information Security say passwords are dead. Yet the replacement solutions are not available or main stream. An independent developer, Steve Gibson, decided to do something about it and created SQRL. From his website "Proposing a comprehensive, easy-to-use, high security replacement for usernames, passwords, reminders, one-time-code authenticators . . . and everything else." Let's talk about what SQRL is, how it works, how it could work in your solution and does it have competitors.? I am as interested in your feedback as I hope you are interested in resolving the password problem!

    Brian Ventura is an Information Security Architect at the City of Portland and 21 years experience in IT. Brian has enterprise, consulting and project management experience, supplying secure solutions to internal and external customers. Brian is mentoring a SANS MGT414 course in Portland between April 14th and Jun 16th. You can find more information at https://www.sans.org/instructors/brian-ventura

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Mar 25 2015
  • Monday
    Mar 23 2015
    Docker Open Source Birthday Hackathon

    New Relic

    For Docker's 2nd birthday they've been planning something that we think is pretty amazing and really want the Go community to help make it successful.

    During the week of March 23rd, the docker community will be hosting over a dozen open-source-a-thon parties around the world. At these parties the Docker core team and expert developers from the broader open source community will teach and guide participants on how to contribute to open source.

    Contributions to the project at these events and in the weeks following will count toward Docker’s donation to the Oceanic Society and its mission to conserve the habitat of Moby Dock and blue whales across the planet.

    Contributors can: * Learn how to contribute to open source * Learn Go * Contribute regardless of their technical experience

    Contributors will: * Get an awesome "Contributor" T-Shirt (while supplies last) * Help marine wildlife (a donation will be made for every contributor)
    * Have a great time * Enjoy cake, food and drinks * Make a difference in the world

    The event in Portland will be on March 23rd. You can find more details and RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/Docker-Portland-OR/events/220936451/

    Mentors will: * Help people with how to contribute to open source * Help with git * Mentor with code contributions * Get an awesome "Mentor" T-Shirt (while supplies last) * Help marine wildlife (a donation will be made for every mentor)

    If you are interested in mentoring then please RSVP on the meetup page and sign up to be a mentor at http://goo.gl/forms/TAFVpnh3K8

    There will also be an online event the following week in the event that you are not able to participate in person or would like to help mentor online as well.

    More information will be available at http://docker.party in the upcoming days.

    Thanks and we hope to see you there!

    Website
  • Thursday
    Mar 19 2015
    NodeJS Code & Learn night

    New Relic

    Bring your ideas! Bring your hardware! We're meeting on the 3rd Thursday of each month to work on projects and talk about all things NodeJS.

    Newbies welcome! Say hi and ask questions.

    New Relic will be sponsoring pizza for us, so you don't have to try to find food on your way to the event! You are also welcome to bring your own food if you'd like, the area that we are hacking in, is also the New Relic lunch room.

    Website
  • Monday
    Mar 16 2015
    PdxDevOps

    New Relic

    We have a speaker and a half for this meeting with a focus on windows.

    Aaron Jensen: Aaron discovered programming over 14 years ago, and has never looked back. He specializes in making developer-focused tools and automating everything he can. He's spent most of his career working with Microsoft technologies, but did run his own OS X server for several years, so knows Perl, PHP, and Ruby on Rails exist. For almost 7 years he has worked for WebMD Health Services. He is currently obsessed with PowerShell and weeps whenever he sees a batch script or someone using cmd.exe. His open-source project Carbon, a PowerShell module for automating the configuration of Windows servers and workstations, has been downloaded over 2,000 times, probably by the same person. He loves chocolate, movies, video games, table-top games, TV, books, and using movie quotes in situations only he understands. He hates yard work, taking out the garbage, owning a house, and his therapist, but probably not in that order. He lives in Beaverton with his wife, two kids and the money he is saving for his children's future therapy bills. You can watch him remain silent on Twitter @splatteredbits.

    Topic: Piloting DSC at WebMD Health Services

    In Q2 2014, we piloted Desired State Configuration at WebMD Health Services. Come learn about our DSC authoring platform and patterns, security, how we use DSC to configure applications on developer computers, configuration deployment, and lessons learned."

    Nick Chappel (who everyone should know at this point) may also be giving a brief talk on building windows flavored vagrant machines.

    New Relic is continuing to host us and Volt is continuing to provide pizza. Gluten Free options will be available. Contact Spencer if you have any specific requests.

    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
  • Monday
    Mar 9 2015
    FutureTalk with Bill Hersh + Happy Half-Hour

    New Relic

    Big Data in Healthcare and Biomedicine:

    Opportunities and Challenges

    › Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

    Medicine is one of the last areas to fully embrace information technology. However, recent investments have led to widespread use of electronic health records while advances in gene sequencing and other biotechnologies have now led medicine to be awash in data. While this data provides new opportunities for better understanding of health and disease, there are also many challenges to its effective use. In this talk, Dr. Hersh will describe the potential for Big Data in Healthcare and Biomedicine but also discuss the myriad of challenges for its effective use.

    William Hersh, MD, FACMI, FACP is Professor and Chair of the Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology in the School of Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Hersh is a leader and innovator in biomedical informatics both in education and research.

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

    › Stay tuned for the latest developments and updates on this and upcoming events by joining our Meetup group, New Relic FutureTalks PDX, and following us on Twitter @newrelic.

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

  • Tuesday
    Mar 3 2015
    Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
    Ruby 6cb4bb736e6c4cb0000f6e4d6254e13d9088263198adc4a1fd0676f8a2f84c34 Rails e53bc8411df8122f74959f46c2f69c99152414a663cd1a21068d19ec22aa5a50

    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

    Community retrospective

    We're going to take 30 min to discuss the group and the mailing list and how we participate together.

    Samuel Giddins: Using Ruby in a Non-Ruby World

    Ruby is an incredible language that we all love to code in. But it's also a language that lends itself to being used in other ecosystems, in other 'worlds'. Ruby is an incredibly useful tool for building DSLs that look more like data than code. It's also a very portable language with a strong, standardized toolchain that makes it a go-to choice for client-side tooling. I'm going to walk through the ways in which we, as rubyists, can build systems that cooperate with a non-Ruby environment.

    Ruby Jobs Storytime

    5 min talks about people's experiences looking for and finding jobs (and conversely from the hiring side, experiences looking for and hiring engineers for their teams). These talks would probably not need slides, just a person willing to provide their experience. The types of things people could talk about include:

    • A new developer’s experience trying to get their first programming job
    • A seasoned developer’s tips and tricks for finding and getting a great job
    • A story about how someone got their job in a non-traditional way
    • Information from a hiring manager or engineer involved in hiring about what they look for
    • Any other type of story in the same vein

    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
    Feb 25 2015
    PDX 3DP Lab Monthly Meetup

    New Relic

    Has it been a month already?!  Our February 2015 Meetup returns to the classy digs of New Relic downtown.  The format for this meeting is Networking and Speakers, with pizza and drinks provided by our gracious host. Here's how it'll go down:

    0600p - Networking + Pizza

    0630 - Presentations

    - Shashi will kick things off with a quick intro, cover CrowdCow project, and other updates.

    - Steve Osborn of Urban Airship will talk about his experiments with 3D Joinery. Learn how to fasten 3D prints together using heat, chemicals, friction, printed clips and more!

    -  Scott Hanselman of Microsoft brings us 50 Shades of PLA: How I Love/Hate my new Printrbot. Scott's been printing for 2 weeks and shares what he's learned. Be sure to ask him about his 3D Printer Shootout, pitting his $600 Printrbot Simple Metal against a $22k Stratasys printer.

    7:45 - More networking! 

    Website
  • Monday
    Feb 23 2015
    PdxDevOps

    New Relic

    Clark Boylan from the OpenStack Foundation will talk about a jenkins automation tool written in python called jenkins-job-builder or jjb. http://ci.openstack.org/jenkins-job-builder/

    Bio: Currently an Infrastructure Engineer at the OpenStack Foundation, Clark is a core member of OpenStack's infrastructure team where he helps build and run OpenStack's developer tools. When not tending to the robot test army, Clark can often be found brewing beer and smoking brisket in his brother's back yard.

    Abstract: Continuous integration is great, it provides up to the minute news onyour silly mistakes. Thankfully it is relatively easy to start runningtests continuously. Install a Jenkins server, configure some jobs, then watch the little red balls turn green. Unfortunately the "configure some jobs" step can get complicated when it becomes "configure a useful number jobs".

    To fix this problem we have developed a tool called Jenkins Job Builder (JJB) which uses a simple, easy to read language built on yaml to configure jobs. It supports templating, macros, and best of all you can edit your jobs in a text editor. Since jobs are stored in human readable text files you can also track all of your jobs in your favorite version control system. I will run us through installation, configuration, and job building with JJB and have us all free of the Jenkins web UI for job configuration.

    Casey Bisson from Joyent will present on what SmartOS can do with containers:

    Title: Scaling Docker deployments from laptop to cloud

    Abstract: Docker on a laptop is easy, but Docker in the cloud is hard. What makes that transition so hard, and what can we do about it? How does this challenge affect the hosting infrastructure and application design? Casey will share lessons learned so far and further questions uncovered in Joyent’s work to build support for Docker in public and private cloud environments (including the open source http://github.com/joyent/sdc and https://github.com/joyent/sdc-docker).

    Bio: Casey Bisson has done time as a systems engineer, software engineer, writer, librarian, open source founder, information architect, and director of engineering for Gigaom prior to joining Joyent as the product manager leading development of SmartDataCenter for container-optimized on-premises and hybrid clouds. He may be color blind, but he compensates with a wardrobe of clashing patterns.

    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
    Feb 19 2015
    NodeJS Code & Learn night

    New Relic

    Bring your ideas! Bring your hardware! We're meeting on the 3rd Thursday of each month to work on projects and talk about all things NodeJS.


    Newbies welcome! Say hi and ask questions.

    New Relic will be sponsoring pizza for us, so you don't have to try to find food on your way to the event! You are also welcome to bring your own food if you'd like, the area that we are hacking in, is also the New Relic lunch room.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Feb 17 2015
    Portland Java User Group (PJUG)

    New Relic

    Introduction to AWS

    Agenda:

    • Quick overview of AWS
    • 3 use case studies of services
    • Overview of the SDK and documentation
    • Q&A

    Speaker

    Brian Mason holds a Masters in Comp Science from Univ of IL. He has been developing for 25 years and currently works as developer at Netapp Inc.

    Website
  • Friday
    Feb 13 2015
    OWASP Chapter Meeting

    New Relic

    Software development is speeding up; Waterfall to Agile to Continuous Integration to Continuous Deployment. Do we still have time for security? Of course we do! But many development shops are unaware how to add security to their development process and will often use "security slows us down" as a reason to produce insecure code. This talk focuses on how to add security into a speedy development process while still remaining fast and responsive to customer requests.

    The speaker will be Joe Basirico - the VP of Services for Security Innovation. Before he started leading the team, he was a developer, trainer, researcher, and security engineer. Joe spent the majority of his professional career analyzing software security behavior and researching how software development organizations mature over time from a security perspective. Through this research, he developed an understanding of application threats, tools, and methodologies that assist in the discovery and removal of security problems both software- and process-related. He manages the company’s engineering blog and has written several publications and tools that focus on source code level vulnerabilities.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Feb 12 2015
    PDX Rust

    New Relic

    PDX Rust is a local user group for Rust developers as well as those curious about it. We are welcome to all skill levels, whether you've hacked on core or you haven't even installed rustc yet, come along, learn and share knowledge!

    Speaker is Zack Pierce on "Rust for Java devs": https://github.com/ZackPierce/rust_for_java_devs

  • Tuesday
    Feb 10 2015
    PDXbyte users group (C/C++/Assembly)
    Pizza 9efb07ed841480b15cdb3a16f5e02aaf7bbf2cf318cf59db3f6b85c80dcf1add Beer c37730a61e5136f3294d36828ea8a295e624fc652c114cf191d008ee44f97f2a

    New Relic

    Title: Bluetooth Devices – Development, Audio Quality, and Testing

    Speaker: Ken Ostrin

    Ken Ostrin has 20 years of experience delivering professional software products to the market. He has worked at Audio Precision for the past 11 years building world class audio testing gear. Ken earned his degree in Computer Engineering from UC Santa Cruz.

    Talk begins at 7, get there early for socializing, pizza and refreshments!

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

    Website
  • Monday
    Feb 9 2015
    FutureTalk with Liz Abinante and Janice Levenhagen

    New Relic

    Diversity and Education in Tech

    › Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

    Programming, Education, and the American Dream

    The learn to code movement has popularized the idea that coding is a skill everyone can learn. It's the American dream: learn the desirable skill and you'll succeed financially. Liz will discuss the history of the American Dream, how new programming education endeavors have repackaged it, and how the lack of awareness and analysis of this privileged rhetoric is damaging our culture and workforce.

    Liz Abinante is an engineer living in Portland working for New Relic. Previously, she has served as co-leader for the Chicago chapter of Girl Develop It, where she taught and organized programming classes for women and minorities. She is infectiously enthusiastic about web development, teaching, learning, and feminism. She enjoys knitting, writing knitting programs and patterns, and hacking away on interesting problems. Her greatest dream in life is to spend her entire day surrounded by puppies while coding.

    Women in Today's Tech

    At ChickTech, we're often asked exactly why women are so underrepresented in technology. This is a hard question to answer, because it rarely is just one thing. It's a complex mix that we often call "death by a thousand cuts". Janice will guide us through the stats on technical women in various national and local tech companies and then take a dive into anecdotes that help to illustrate some of the reasons why women leave technology at twice the rate of men.

    Janice Levenhagen is the Executive Director of ChickTech. She has a BS in Computer Engineering from Oregon State University and an MBA from Willamette University. She believes strongly that the diversity and strengths that women can bring will push high tech to even more impressive heights. Her inspiration for creating ChickTech came from her own experiences in computer engineering and the realization that the percentage of women in engineering isn’t going to get higher by itself.

    › Doors will open at 5:30 for a 30-minute networking happy hour! The food, beer and drinks are provided by Bellagios and New Relic.

    › The presentation will begin right at 6p.

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

    › Stay tuned for the latest developments and updates on this and upcoming events by joining our Meetup group, New Relic FutureTalks PDX, and following us on Twitter @newrelic.

  • Thursday
    Feb 5 2015
    PDX Big Data Discussion Group

    New Relic

    "No talks. You may opt to take up to 60 seconds to complain about Big Data. One paper per month, no obligation to read it."

    We'll start by letting anyone who wants to take up to a minute to tell us what they've been doing with data lately.

    This month's paper is Visual Analysis of Large Heterogeneous Social Networks by Semantic and Structural Abstraction by Shen etal. Read it or don't - the goal is just to have something to start conversations. "Did you read the paper?" will do nicely.

    Mention @PDXBigData on Twitter with the link to the full paper to suggest papers for future sessions.

    There will be pizza.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Feb 3 2015
    Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
    Ruby 6cb4bb736e6c4cb0000f6e4d6254e13d9088263198adc4a1fd0676f8a2f84c34 Rails e53bc8411df8122f74959f46c2f69c99152414a663cd1a21068d19ec22aa5a50

    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

    David Celis & Ben Weintraub:

    def_delegator :@wiggle, :enterprise_ready? As the Wiggles application moves to be enterprise ready, performance becomes a big concern.

    Jamon Holmgren: RubyMotion and ProMotion

    I'm the owner of ClearSight, a Rails + RubyMotion (iOS & Android) design/development shop in Vancouver, WA. We do a lot of RubyMotion here at ClearSight and created one of the most popular RubyMotion gems, ProMotion, as well as MotionKit and several other iOS-specific open source gems. The talk goes into RubyMotion basics (briefly) and then our current iOS gem stack. The demo is building a small app with ProMotion and shows how easy it is to get started with RubyMotion-iOS.

    Chris Dillon: Dream - music video in Ruby

    A show-and-tell animation followed by a dive into the Gamebox gem, pixel art, music production (light on this). How to create parallax scenes and other visualization things.

    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
    Jan 28 2015
    Portland 3D Printing Lab January Meetup

    New Relic

    Our monthly Meetup returns in 2015 on the last Wednesday of each month! The format for this meeting is Networking and Speakers, with a healthy dose of food. We've also got a new the beautiful HQ of New Relic, downtown PDX. Here's how it'll go down:

    0600p - Intro to 3D printing

    0630p - Networking + Pizza

    0730 - Presentations

    • We'll kick things off with a very visual 3D Printing Roundup at CES 2015 from Shashi, founder of MatterCompilers. We'll review the best products and services, the trends, and what it means for the industry in 2015.

    • Brian Esquivel from ArtForce Studios will talk about 3D Printing Games. Have you ever wanted to print a character or starship from your favorite video game? Find out how in this tutorial.

    • Janina Malone will give us an overview of Open Source and Creative Commons Licenses and how this relates to our work with 3D printing and related products and services.

    8:45 - More networking!

    Website
  • Monday
    Jan 26 2015
    PDX Women Founders Forum

    New Relic

    JANUARY 26 EVENT

    Hi All - Excited to announce our first event of 2015. Our sponsor and host is New Relic. See you on the 29th floor of the "big pink"!

    Topic is: "Recruiting Challenges in Todays World for Startup Founders", with the awesome Susan Robinson. Can't wait to see you all!


    The Speaker: When Susan was working on her Bachelor of Engineering and MBA, she had no idea she would one day run her own company. She started her career as a Software Developer for a local software development company, before moving up to a Project Manager which was her first experience in hiring talent. She left the corporate world to become a consultant for a Professional Services organization for several years where she implemented ERP systems. Prior to Y2K when there was a shortage of local talent to provide software remediation, she moved into technology staffing. In those 15 years sha has experienced the highs and lows in hiring technology talent from Y2K, .com bubble and burst, the Great Recession and everything in between. because she loves what she does, in November of 2013 sha started Tech Talent Link where she focuses on assisting companies find technology talent either on direct hire or temporary basis.

    HOW TO CONNECT WITH US: If you haven't joined yet our LinkedIn private group: PDX Women Founders Forum: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=5088662&trk=anet_ug_hm Don't forget to follow us on Twitter: @WFF_PDX. http://pdxwomenfounders.org/


    PDX WOMEN FOUNDERS FORUM: Welcome to the Women Founders Forum! Up until now, Portland has had no group formally dedicated to supporting the unique opportunities and challenges that women founders face as well as promoting the value they create. By creating a safe and supportive environment for professional & personal growth through a combination of in person & online networking and educational activities, Women Founders Forum helps motivated women in Portland create world-class businesses. Let’s keep this rolling! You will see more structured events with open discussions and workshops. Again, the objective is to leverage this powerful network to grow our respective businesses and capabilities. You value that and we heard it loud and clear. PLEASE INVITE OTHERS: this event is open to PDX-based women founders as well as aspiring entrepreneurs, so do spread the word & bring friends. Looking forward to seeing you all at our next event! Paola & Liz Dont forget to follow us on Twitter: @WFF_PDX

    CODE OF CONDUCT: Cone of confidence policy: statements made by individuals both at our meetings and in our online forum are not to be shared with anybody outside the group without the person's explicit approval. No soliciting policy both at our meetings and in our online forum.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jan 21 2015
    Exploratory Data Analysis with R

    New Relic

    We'll teach the basics of R and give a crash course in using it for exploratory data analysis.  The goal is to get you ready to begin tapping into the huge amount of data exploration resources available to R.  Bring your laptop!

    This workshop will be led by Joshua Galbraith, Chief Data Scientist at Network Redux.

    Website
  • Monday
    Jan 19 2015
    Ruby brightnight
    Ruby 6cb4bb736e6c4cb0000f6e4d6254e13d9088263198adc4a1fd0676f8a2f84c34 Beer c37730a61e5136f3294d36828ea8a295e624fc652c114cf191d008ee44f97f2a

    New Relic

    Break into small teams! Build something awesome! Share the results!

    At brightnight, we will start with a challenge, break into small groups, then create and code our ideas into existence! We will take the last 30 or so minutes of the night to show and tell. All skill levels are welcome. We'll code in Ruby but those who know other languages are welcome as well.

    Come join us to enjoy some creative coding time where we all can learn from each other, try out wacky ideas and cultivate our skills in a fun, low-pressure environment.

    New Relic is generously hosting this new event and providing food and refreshments.

    Bring Computers to work on

  • Tuesday
    Jan 13 2015
    pdxbyte users group (C/C++/Assembly)
    Pizza 9efb07ed841480b15cdb3a16f5e02aaf7bbf2cf318cf59db3f6b85c80dcf1add Beer c37730a61e5136f3294d36828ea8a295e624fc652c114cf191d008ee44f97f2a

    New Relic

    Darrick Wong is a principal filesystem engineer at Oracle, in charge of ext4 and xfs. He will discuss new developments in the Linux storage and ext4/xfs space in 2015

    Doors food networking 6PM Talk 7PM

    Thanks to New Relic for sponsoring venue, food, and drinks!

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

    Website
  • Monday
    Jan 12 2015
    FutureTalk Thought Leaders Panel + Happy Half-Hour

    New Relic

    Mobile Strategy for Today and Tomorrow

    A mobile thought leaders panel moderated by Rick Turoczy

    › Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

    Just a few short years ago, most organizations didn’t even have a mobile app. Today mobile has infiltrated virtually every sector of industry and mobile e-commerce generates over half of all e-commerce sales. Is it important for every organization to have a mobile strategy?

    To address this question, New Relic is kicking off 2015 with our first ever FutureTalks PDX speaker panel! This event will bring together local thought leaders in the mobile app space to discuss the strategies and challenges their organizations face in building and managing high performing mobile apps or services, and the teams that support them.

    These visionaries include:

    • Jonathan Karon, Mobile Engineering Manager, New Relic
    • Sasha Mace, Director of Mobile, Simple
    • Michael Richardson, Co-Founder and Director of Product, Urban Airship
    • Sridhar Solur, Managing Director, Next Gen Computing- Wearables, IOT

    Panelists will be asked to reflect on the challenges and key strategies they employ today, and how they see mobile strategy evolving for their organizations in the future. If you have a specific question(s) that you would like us to consider posing to our speakers, please email those to christian@newrelic.com.

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

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

  • Thursday
    Jan 8 2015
    PDX Rust

    New Relic

    PDX Rust is a local user group for Rust developers as well as those curious about it. We are welcome to all skill levels, whether you've hacked on core or you haven't even installed rustc yet, come along, learn and share knowledge!

    Yehuda Katz will likely be speaking about Rust 1.0. Remaining time will be used for group discussion or for folks to break off a bit and work on projects.

  • Tuesday
    Jan 6 2015
    Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
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    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

    Casey Rosenthal & Nathan Aschbacher: Ruby and Elixir

    A narrative about choosing the right tool for the right job.

    Chris Dillon: Arduino Cat Faucet

    A retrospective look at an automatic cat watering creation backed by a Rails app. Metrics, hardware hacking and fun-won insight.

    • Building a sensor and collecting data about a cat's drinking habits
    • Problem solving
    • Metrics and graphing with the fnordmetrics gem

    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
    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!

    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

  • 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
  • Tuesday
    Dec 2 2014
    Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
    Ruby 6cb4bb736e6c4cb0000f6e4d6254e13d9088263198adc4a1fd0676f8a2f84c34 Rails e53bc8411df8122f74959f46c2f69c99152414a663cd1a21068d19ec22aa5a50

    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
  • 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
    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
  • Tuesday
    Nov 11 2014
    PDXbyte users group (C/C++/Assembly)
    Pizza 9efb07ed841480b15cdb3a16f5e02aaf7bbf2cf318cf59db3f6b85c80dcf1add Beer c37730a61e5136f3294d36828ea8a295e624fc652c114cf191d008ee44f97f2a

    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
  • 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 4 2014
    Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
    Ruby 6cb4bb736e6c4cb0000f6e4d6254e13d9088263198adc4a1fd0676f8a2f84c34 Rails e53bc8411df8122f74959f46c2f69c99152414a663cd1a21068d19ec22aa5a50

    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
  • Tuesday
    Oct 21 2014
    Portland Avant Garde Software - Fun with Cloud DataStore
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    New Relic

    The Vizidrix team will be talking about some of the challenges they faced and patterns they discovered while designing a data model using Google's Cloud DataStore.

    If you caught our previous event we discussed some of the concepts around event sourcing and eventual consistency. In the 'onsite' portion of this meeting we will be presenting code and talking about specific examples of using consistency constraints to your advantage in a distributed system.

    Website
  • Monday
    Oct 20 2014
    pdxdevops

    New Relic

    Update

    Unfortunately, Chief Hanson was unable to make it up to Portland. We will still continue the meeting as planned.

    The next meeting of pdxdevops will be focusing on incident response. We'll have a presentation from Chief Hanson (Marion County Fire #1) and we will then have a group discussion. What does incident response mean in a devops context? Do our tools and processes make event response easier or harder? The numbers say that organizations doing devops generally have both higher fail rate and lower mean time to recovery. Does this apply only to 'planned changes' such as deploys, or does it apply to 'page in the middle of the night' as well? As automation and devops reduce the number of humans involved in operations, how do we prevent pager-fatigue?

    The format will be a brief presentation followed by a round table discussion. Please bring yourself, your stories, and your experiences. If you would like to more formally present on this topic, we could probably squeeze a couple of short 10-15 minute talks in. Overall the goal is to be very lassiez-faire.

    Speaker Bio: Kevin Henson is currently the Fire Chief for Marion County Fire District #1 in Salem. He is a Paramedic and has served in emergency services for the past 27 years. Chief Henson serves on the Advisory Board of the Willamette Valley Communications 911 Center, and has worked with 911 center leadership for the past twenty years.

    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
  • 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

  • Thursday
    Oct 16 2014
    NodeJS Code & Learn night

    New Relic

    Bring your ideas! Bring your hardware! We're meeting on the 3rd Thursday of each month to work on projects and talk about all things NodeJS.


    Newbies welcome! Say hi and ask questions.

    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
  • 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
  • Monday
    Oct 13 2014
    FutureTalks PDX with Arun Gupta (Doubleheader!)

    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.*

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  • Tuesday
    Oct 7 2014
    Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
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    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
  • 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
  • Thursday
    Sep 18 2014
    NodeJS Code & Learn night

    New Relic

    Bring your ideas! Bring your hardware! We're meeting on the 3rd Thursday of each month to work on projects and talk about all things NodeJS.


    Newbies welcome! Say hi and ask questions.

    Website
  • 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
  • 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
  • Tuesday
    Sep 9 2014
  • 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 2 2014
    Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
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    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
  • 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
    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
  • Monday
    Aug 11 2014
    FutureTalk Summer Series with Trace Smith + Next Glass Happy Hour
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    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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  • Sunday
    Aug 10 2014
    Calagator Code Sprint
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    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
  • 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
  • Tuesday
    Aug 5 2014
    Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
    Ruby 6cb4bb736e6c4cb0000f6e4d6254e13d9088263198adc4a1fd0676f8a2f84c34 Rails e53bc8411df8122f74959f46c2f69c99152414a663cd1a21068d19ec22aa5a50

    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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • Monday
    Jul 7 2014
    FutureTalk Summer Series with Andrew Wilson + Special Happy Hour
    Free a0f32ae5b976c3700ed6cf40805731ace5b6de51751da977f9aaa9215d8ad4df Beer c37730a61e5136f3294d36828ea8a295e624fc652c114cf191d008ee44f97f2a

    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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  • Wednesday
    Jul 2 2014
    Hack the People Mentor Night - July Meetup is FULL
    Pizza 9efb07ed841480b15cdb3a16f5e02aaf7bbf2cf318cf59db3f6b85c80dcf1add

    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
  • 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 1 2014
    Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
    Ruby 6cb4bb736e6c4cb0000f6e4d6254e13d9088263198adc4a1fd0676f8a2f84c34 Rails e53bc8411df8122f74959f46c2f69c99152414a663cd1a21068d19ec22aa5a50

    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
  • Thursday
    Jun 26 2014
    CodePDX
    Ruby 6cb4bb736e6c4cb0000f6e4d6254e13d9088263198adc4a1fd0676f8a2f84c34 Pizza 9efb07ed841480b15cdb3a16f5e02aaf7bbf2cf318cf59db3f6b85c80dcf1add

    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Monday
    Jun 9 2014
    FutureTalk with Chris Rieth + Hopworks Happy Hour
    Free a0f32ae5b976c3700ed6cf40805731ace5b6de51751da977f9aaa9215d8ad4df Beer c37730a61e5136f3294d36828ea8a295e624fc652c114cf191d008ee44f97f2a

    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

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

  • 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
  • Tuesday
    Jun 3 2014
    Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
    Ruby 6cb4bb736e6c4cb0000f6e4d6254e13d9088263198adc4a1fd0676f8a2f84c34 Rails e53bc8411df8122f74959f46c2f69c99152414a663cd1a21068d19ec22aa5a50

    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
  • 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
  • Thursday
    May 22 2014
    CodePDX: Behind the request
    Ruby 6cb4bb736e6c4cb0000f6e4d6254e13d9088263198adc4a1fd0676f8a2f84c34 Pizza 9efb07ed841480b15cdb3a16f5e02aaf7bbf2cf318cf59db3f6b85c80dcf1add

    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Monday
    May 12 2014
    FutureTalk with Selena Deckelmann
    Python 7d0292f9705752d39a2459a8eab8946b2ac1f0ddec928d2d68267259586412e9

    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

  • 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
  • Tuesday
    May 6 2014
    Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
    Ruby 6cb4bb736e6c4cb0000f6e4d6254e13d9088263198adc4a1fd0676f8a2f84c34 Rails e53bc8411df8122f74959f46c2f69c99152414a663cd1a21068d19ec22aa5a50

    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
    Apr 30 2014
    Showcase Showoff: Portland Code School Graduate Debut!
    Ruby 6cb4bb736e6c4cb0000f6e4d6254e13d9088263198adc4a1fd0676f8a2f84c34 Javascript 6abd4d1aeb784c814b3ef6ce94436f030aad9dfe0f5255ea43a181edc84c4c0c

    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
  • Thursday
    Apr 24 2014
    CodePDX: Languages from 30,000 feet.
    Ruby 6cb4bb736e6c4cb0000f6e4d6254e13d9088263198adc4a1fd0676f8a2f84c34

    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 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
  • 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

  • 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
  • Tuesday
    Apr 15 2014
  • Wednesday
    Apr 9 2014
    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
  • 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
    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 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 1 2014
    Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
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    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
  • 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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Thursday
    Mar 6 2014
    Ruby on Ales Live Stream
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    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
  • 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
  • Tuesday
    Mar 4 2014
    Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
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    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
    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
  • Monday
    Feb 24 2014
    FutureTalk with Sandi Metz
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    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 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
  • 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
  • Tuesday
    Feb 4 2014
    Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting: Yehuda Katz talking about Rust
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    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
    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
  • Wednesday
    Jan 22 2014
    Basho Presents: Distributed Systems & Riak 2.0!!!
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    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 15 2014
    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
  • 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
    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
  • 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

  • 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
  • Tuesday
    Jan 7 2014
    Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
    Ruby 6cb4bb736e6c4cb0000f6e4d6254e13d9088263198adc4a1fd0676f8a2f84c34 Rails e53bc8411df8122f74959f46c2f69c99152414a663cd1a21068d19ec22aa5a50

    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Tuesday
    Dec 10 2013
    Hack+Help Session (Cancelled in favor of Winter Coder Social)
    Ruby 6cb4bb736e6c4cb0000f6e4d6254e13d9088263198adc4a1fd0676f8a2f84c34 Beer c37730a61e5136f3294d36828ea8a295e624fc652c114cf191d008ee44f97f2a Javascript 6abd4d1aeb784c814b3ef6ce94436f030aad9dfe0f5255ea43a181edc84c4c0c Python 7d0292f9705752d39a2459a8eab8946b2ac1f0ddec928d2d68267259586412e9

    New Relic

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

    ====

    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 4 2013
    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
  • 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
    Dec 3 2013
    Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
    Ruby 6cb4bb736e6c4cb0000f6e4d6254e13d9088263198adc4a1fd0676f8a2f84c34 Rails e53bc8411df8122f74959f46c2f69c99152414a663cd1a21068d19ec22aa5a50

    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
  • Docker Hackday #7
    Golang 0dea0d336f26b36b301193f4eaf22e669ed785d3a11195ffd0894f361b629e4c

    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
  • Monday
    Dec 2 2013
    FutureTalk with Jessica McKellar
    Python 7d0292f9705752d39a2459a8eab8946b2ac1f0ddec928d2d68267259586412e9

    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
    Nov 26 2013
    CANCELLED Hack+Help Session CANCELLED
    Ruby 6cb4bb736e6c4cb0000f6e4d6254e13d9088263198adc4a1fd0676f8a2f84c34 Beer c37730a61e5136f3294d36828ea8a295e624fc652c114cf191d008ee44f97f2a Javascript 6abd4d1aeb784c814b3ef6ce94436f030aad9dfe0f5255ea43a181edc84c4c0c Python 7d0292f9705752d39a2459a8eab8946b2ac1f0ddec928d2d68267259586412e9

    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
  • Wednesday
    Nov 20 2013
    Docker Meetup

    New Relic

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

    Website
  • 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 19 2013
    Ruby Beginners Meetup, aka Ruby Newbie Brewby
    Ruby 6cb4bb736e6c4cb0000f6e4d6254e13d9088263198adc4a1fd0676f8a2f84c34 Beer c37730a61e5136f3294d36828ea8a295e624fc652c114cf191d008ee44f97f2a

    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
  • Tuesday
    Nov 12 2013
    Hack+Help Session
    Ruby 6cb4bb736e6c4cb0000f6e4d6254e13d9088263198adc4a1fd0676f8a2f84c34 Beer c37730a61e5136f3294d36828ea8a295e624fc652c114cf191d008ee44f97f2a Javascript 6abd4d1aeb784c814b3ef6ce94436f030aad9dfe0f5255ea43a181edc84c4c0c Python 7d0292f9705752d39a2459a8eab8946b2ac1f0ddec928d2d68267259586412e9

    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
    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 5 2013
    Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
    Ruby 6cb4bb736e6c4cb0000f6e4d6254e13d9088263198adc4a1fd0676f8a2f84c34 Rails e53bc8411df8122f74959f46c2f69c99152414a663cd1a21068d19ec22aa5a50

    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
  • 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
    Oct 29 2013
    Hack + Help Session
    Ruby 6cb4bb736e6c4cb0000f6e4d6254e13d9088263198adc4a1fd0676f8a2f84c34 Beer c37730a61e5136f3294d36828ea8a295e624fc652c114cf191d008ee44f97f2a Javascript 6abd4d1aeb784c814b3ef6ce94436f030aad9dfe0f5255ea43a181edc84c4c0c Python 7d0292f9705752d39a2459a8eab8946b2ac1f0ddec928d2d68267259586412e9

    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 22 2013
    Hack + Help Session
    Ruby 6cb4bb736e6c4cb0000f6e4d6254e13d9088263198adc4a1fd0676f8a2f84c34 Beer c37730a61e5136f3294d36828ea8a295e624fc652c114cf191d008ee44f97f2a Javascript 6abd4d1aeb784c814b3ef6ce94436f030aad9dfe0f5255ea43a181edc84c4c0c Python 7d0292f9705752d39a2459a8eab8946b2ac1f0ddec928d2d68267259586412e9

    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 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • Thursday
    Aug 8 2013
    Django Meetup & Lightning Talks
    Python 7d0292f9705752d39a2459a8eab8946b2ac1f0ddec928d2d68267259586412e9

    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
    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
  • 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
  • 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.

  • 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
  • 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
  • Tuesday
    May 21 2013
    DrupalCon LiveStream
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    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
  • Monday
    May 20 2013
    PDXNode--Monthly Presentation Night
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    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!

  • 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
  • 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 2 2013
    PDXNode

    New Relic
  • Tuesday
    Apr 30 2013
    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
  • RailsConf KeyNote LiveStream
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    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
    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
  • RailsConf Plenary LiveStream
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    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
  • RailsConf KeyNote LiveStream
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    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
  • Tuesday
    Apr 23 2013
    RailsConf LiveStreaming
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    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
  • 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
  • Thursday
    Apr 4 2013
    PDX Node
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    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
  • Wednesday
    Apr 3 2013
    MountainWest Ruby Livestream
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    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
  • 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
  • Thursday
    Mar 7 2013
    PDX Node
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    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
  • Ruby on Ales (Live Stream)
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    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
  • 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
  • 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
    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
    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
  • 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
  • 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.