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Collective Agency

322 NW 6th Avenue, Suite 200
Portland, OR 97209, US (map)

(Between Everett and Flanders)

Access Notes

Buzz "200" when you arrive. The phone rings once or twice, then you'll be buzzed up. Elevator access available. Indoor bike parking available upstairs. Located on the Green and Yellow MAX lines. Car parking within a few blocks.

Future events happening here

  • Wednesday
    Sep 24 2014
    September Open House at Collective Agency

    Collective Agency

    Wednesday September 24th, 9am to 5pm, come and work at Collective Agency during our Open House! http://collectiveagency.co/

    RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/705211839547045/

    Community Mission Statement:

    "Collective Agency is a cozy place to work alongside people doing work they’re passionate about and committed to, where 80% of people say hi. Come and work here!"

    Schedule (come when you like):

    • 9am - Open • 12pm - Some of us will get lunch from the local food carts. • 12:30pm Most of us will eat on the sofas in the big loft room. • 2-2:30pm - Optional Member Meeting - for members to organize upcoming events for the community, suggest new ideas and continue to guide our collective agency. Visitors can sit in. • 5pm - End of Open House

    The open house is for everybody who'd like to work here for the day, regardless of whether or not you're interested in membership; it's a good day to work with friends.

    Members have 24/7 access.

    Often people try us out and become members before the end of the day, then get to stay after 5pm for 24/7 access with a key fob, alarm code and tour, locker storage, etc. http://collectiveagency.co/membership/

    Website

Past events that happened here

  • Monday
    Aug 1 2011
    "Collective Agency" Open House, Potluck Lunch, and Jelly in Portland

    Collective Agency

    This is the first day that "Collective Agency" will be the place name of 322 NW Sixth Ave, Suite 200, Portland, OR 97209. Tell your friends and groups. Look at the homepage of the website and see who we are and how you'd like to be involved. Press release here: http://bit.ly/pQOaye

    To celebrate (and we will celebrate often), there is a potluck lunch at 12:30pm. Bring from your favorite food carts, local eateries, or from home. We have plates and bowls here, and contributions are welcome. The main thing is to bring yourself. There will also be coffee walk-and-talks at 10am and 3pm.

    And. Jelly in Portland continues, every Monday. You're invited. Work alongside others. Bring friends.

    Open to people who are friendly and doing some kind of work they care about, no matter what kind of work it is. Most people are usually working on website-related work or writing.

    Info on Jelly coworking: http://workatjelly.com

    Logistics: Wi-fi, Stumptown coffee, beautiful workplace.

    Expect to get as much work done as you want to, and to ask and give advice as much as you and others want to. "What are you working on?" and "What do you think of this?" (while showing a screen) are favorite questions.

    If you can't make the open house, feel free to come by any time during the week, 9-5, Monday through Friday.

    Indoor bike parking available upstairs.

    Website
  • Monday
    Aug 8 2011
    Jelly in Portland

    Collective Agency

    Jelly in Portland continues, every Monday. Come and work here! Alongside others. Bring friends.

    Open to people who are friendly and doing some kind of work they care about, no matter what kind of work it is. Most people are usually working on website-related work or writing, or having conversations.

    Look at the homepage of the website and see who we are and how you'd like to be involved. Press release here: http://bit.ly/pQOaye

    Info on Jelly coworking: http://workatjelly.com

    Logistics: Wi-fi, Stumptown coffee, beautiful workplace, indoor bike parking available upstairs. On the Yellow and Green MAX lines.

    Expect to get as much work done as you want to, and to ask and give advice as much as you and others want to. "What are you working on?" and "What do you think of this?" (while showing a screen) are favorite questions.

    If you can't make the Monday Jelly, feel free to come by any time during the week, 9-5, Monday through Friday.

    Website
  • Portland Functional Programming Study Group

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

    VENUE: This space is kindly provided to us by Collective Agency (http://collectiveagency.co/), which offers affordable meeting and work spaces, and Stumptown Syndicate (http://stumptownsyndicate.org/), a non-profit supporting technology education and professional development.

    Website
  • Monday
    Aug 15 2011
    Jelly in Portland

    Collective Agency

    Jelly in Portland continues, every Monday. Come and work here! Alongside others. Bring friends.

    Open to people who are friendly and doing some kind of work they care about, no matter what kind of work it is. Most people are usually working on website-related work or writing, or having conversations.

    Look at the homepage of the website and see who we are and how you'd like to be involved. Press release here: http://bit.ly/pQOaye

    Info on Jelly coworking: http://workatjelly.com

    Logistics: Wi-fi, Stumptown coffee, beautiful workplace, indoor bike parking available upstairs. On the Yellow and Green MAX lines.

    Expect to get as much work done as you want to, and to ask and give advice as much as you and others want to. "What are you working on?" and "What do you think of this?" (while showing a screen) are favorite questions.

    If you can't make the Monday Jelly, feel free to come by any time during the week, 9-5, Monday through Friday.

    Website
  • Friday
    Aug 19 2011
    Beginning Programming for Women, Ruby Edition: Install Fest

    Free beginning programming workshop for women. This inaugural workshop will focus on web development with Ruby and Rails. The workshop is free. You must attend both the Friday evening install fest and the Saturday workshop.

    Register here: http://pdxdevwrkshp.eventbrite.com/

    If you would like to help plan, join our Google group here: http://groups.google.com/group/lot-workshops

    A note about our audience:

    These workshops will be a series of events meant to increase gender diversity across the spectrum of the Portland software development community. Each workshop will familiarize participants with a programming language and its ecosystem through tutorials, practice exercises, and one-on-one help from volunteer guides. Attendees will learn the basic skills and vocabulary needed to start participating in the relevant user groups and open source projects.

    In keeping with our goal of increasing gender diversity, we open these workshops to all self-identified women and genderqueer persons. Men are welcome to attend when invited by an attending member of these qualifying groups.

    Website
  • Saturday
    Aug 20 2011
    Beginning Programming for Women, Ruby Edition: Workshop

    Collective Agency

    Free beginning programming workshop for women. This inaugural workshop will focus on web development with Ruby and Rails. The workshop is free. You must attend both the Friday evening install fest and the Saturday workshop.

    Register here: http://pdxdevwrkshp.eventbrite.com/

    If you would like to help plan, join our Google group here: http://groups.google.com/group/lot-workshops

    A note about our audience:

    These workshops will be a series of events meant to increase gender diversity across the spectrum of the Portland software development community. Each workshop will familiarize participants with a programming language and its ecosystem through tutorials, practice exercises, and one-on-one help from volunteer guides. Attendees will learn the basic skills and vocabulary needed to start participating in the relevant user groups and open source projects.

    In keeping with our goal of increasing gender diversity, we open these workshops to all self-identified women and genderqueer persons. Men are welcome to attend when invited by an attending member of these qualifying groups.

    Website
  • Monday
    Aug 22 2011
    Jelly in Portland

    Collective Agency

    Jelly in Portland continues, every Monday. Come and work here! Alongside others. Bring friends.

    Open to people who are friendly and doing some kind of work they care about, no matter what kind of work it is. Most people are usually working on website-related work or writing, or having conversations.

    Look at the homepage of the website and see who we are and how you'd like to be involved. Press release here: http://bit.ly/pQOaye

    Info on Jelly coworking: http://workatjelly.com

    Logistics: Wi-fi, Stumptown coffee, beautiful workplace, indoor bike parking available upstairs. On the Yellow and Green MAX lines.

    Expect to get as much work done as you want to, and to ask and give advice as much as you and others want to. "What are you working on?" and "What do you think of this?" (while showing a screen) are favorite questions.

    If you can't make the Monday Jelly, feel free to come by any time during the week, 9-5, Monday through Friday.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Aug 23 2011
    Ruby Beginners Meetup

    Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby and those interested in helping them. Come by to ask questions. Answer questions. Hack.

    This is a bonus beginners' meetup, specifically aimed at the then-to-be-alumni of the Intro to Programming workshop on the 19th and 20th.

    Website
  • Code 'n' Splode: Exploring an Android App

    Collective Agency

    In this episode of Code N Splode, Sarah Sharp will lead an exploration of an Android App called Garden Weather Alert. We'll cover some of the basics of Android App structure: intents, activities, and services. Sarah will also show the app development workflow in the Eclipse Android SDK, and how to debug apps. If time permits, we'll talk about storage and background services.

    The git repo for the app is here:

    https://github.com/sarahsharp/gardengeek

    The android app source code is under the src/android-get-temp/ directory. Feel free to browse the source code history to see how Sarah has added functionality over time.

    **Note: Code-n-Splode (CnS) is a women-focused group. All women are invited to attend and participate, and men are welcome as the guest of a female participant.

    For more information, visit our website, or send an email to our list.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Aug 25 2011
    WhereCampPDX Planning Meeting

    Collective Agency

    Come help plan this year's WhereCampPDX! This meeting is open to anyone who would like to contribute to the event, whether or not you've been involved before.

    WhereCampPDX is an annual, free unconference on geography and technology. It will be taking place October 7th-9th.

    Join the mailing list to find out more: http://groups.google.com/group/wherecamp-pdx

    Website
  • Monday
    Aug 29 2011
    Jelly in Portland

    Collective Agency

    Jelly in Portland continues, every Monday. Come and work here! Alongside others. Bring friends.

    Open to people who are friendly and doing some kind of work they care about, no matter what kind of work it is. Most people are usually working on website-related work or writing, or having conversations.

    Look at the homepage of the website and see who we are and how you'd like to be involved. Press release here: http://bit.ly/pQOaye

    Info on Jelly coworking: http://workatjelly.com

    Logistics: Wi-fi, Stumptown coffee, beautiful workplace, indoor bike parking available upstairs. On the Yellow and Green MAX lines.

    Expect to get as much work done as you want to, and to ask and give advice as much as you and others want to. "What are you working on?" and "What do you think of this?" (while showing a screen) are favorite questions.

    If you can't make the Monday Jelly, feel free to come by any time during the week, 9-5, Monday through Friday.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Sep 1 2011
    Glass Plate Game and First Thursday Open House

    The Glass Plate Game, inspired by Hermann Hesse's Glass Bead Game, is essentially a conversation in the trappings of a board game. Hesse's game us alluded to as a The idea is to spark creative and interesting dialog as the players explore connections between ideas against a dynamic mosaic map. There are no winners or losers. There is no order of play. Conversation continues throughout, and anyone can make a move at any time. The end result is an artifact of the conversation. The "game board" makes it easy to follow the twists and turns of the conversation.

    Co-creator Dunbar Aitkens will be visiting to help lead the session. We will begin with an introduction to the game followed by a period of idea card making to especially bring concepts from players' own projects and interests into the card deck, then launch right into playing. Stay for the 3rd hour, and we'll build Glass Plate Game sets for everyone who'd like one to take with them. The sets contain "idea cards" for composing the mosaic and wooden cubes and colored transparencies for tracking the thread of thought.

    Come for fun, friends, and stimulating conversation.

    Also, "Collective Agency" will be open continuously to the public, from 9am-9pm on September 1st. Regular hours are 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Sep 8 2011
    WhereCampPDX Planning Meeting

    Collective Agency

    Come help plan this year's WhereCampPDX! This meeting is open to anyone who would like to contribute to the event, whether or not you've been involved before.

    WhereCampPDX is an annual, free unconference on geography and technology. It will be taking place October 7th-9th.

    Join the mailing list to find out more: http://groups.google.com/group/wherecamp-pdx

    Website
  • Monday
    Sep 12 2011
    Jelly in Portland

    Collective Agency

    Jelly in Portland continues, every Monday (and really every Mon-Fri, 9-5). Come and work here! Alongside others. Bring friends.

    Open to people who are friendly and doing some kind of work they care about, no matter what kind of work it is. Most people are usually working on website-related work or writing, or having conversations.

    Look at the homepage of the website and see who we are and how you'd like to be involved.

    Info on Jelly coworking: http://workatjelly.com

    Logistics: Wi-fi, Stumptown coffee, beautiful workplace, indoor bike parking available upstairs. On the Yellow and Green MAX lines.

    Expect to get as much work done as you want to, and to ask and give advice as much as you and others want to. "What are you working on?" and "What do you think of this?" (while showing a screen) are favorite questions.

    Website
  • Saturday
    Sep 24 2011
    PDX11 Code Sprint - Mentor Matching Software

    Collective Agency

    Want to rub shoulders with some of the coolest coders and most sought after mentors in Portland? Come join us for the second PDX11 Mentor Network Code Sprint, hosted at Collective Agency. The first code sprint produced a viable minimum product - come put your fingerprint on what will become the engine for the Mentor Network's matching software! Refreshments provided.

    Website
  • Vision Planning for the Community-Minded

    Collective Agency

    Vision planning for people who want to do something for a community.

    Do you not yet have a vision statement written out, or would you like to tweak or revise? And do you say things like, "I'm hoping someone will want to contribute to my project: it is for the public good"? Then this workshop is for you.

    Saturday, September 20th, 10am-12pm. Alex Linsker, Catherine Poole, and Russ Finkelstein will be the main facilitators and coaches of the workshop.

    The main questions about your vision: Where are you coming from? What phrasing describes the reason why you’re doing this?

    If related questions come up organically, we’ll explore. These questions are where groups like “Collective Agency” started.

    Whether a website, open source project, discussion group, nonprofit startup, or something else, the main focus of the people who show up will be for the benefit of a group or groups of people (the "community"). We’ll have fun and develop a vision planning community of our own.

    In 2 hours we will meet-and-greet (go around and say what we’re working on and what we’d like to happen with it), have a brief overview, then invest most of the time in one-on-one coaching in 15 minute sessions.

    Coaches will each bring a vision plan for something they’ve done.

    This event is free of charge. Coaching/mentoring/skill-sharing will be available here in the future with both free and paid options.

    Please RSVP. Plancast is best, so people can see you're coming. Email alexlinsker@gmail.com or tweet @alexlinsker with any questions.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Sep 27 2011
    Code 'n' Splode: Topic TBD

    Collective Agency

    Topic TBD

    **Note: Code-n-Splode (CnS) is a women-focused group. All women are invited to attend and participate, and men are welcome as the guest of a female participant.

    For more information, visit our website, or send an email to our list.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Oct 6 2011
    Glass Plate Game

    Two sessions of Glass Plate Game play:

    4pm-5:50pm, A session game exploring the subject of how and where technology and culture interact; an hour to mingle and discuss ideas; and 7pm-9pm in the evening an open Game.
    

    Join us for either or both sessions. Email Dunbar Aitkens at caploc@peak.org to RSVP for the first game, or just show up later- it’s easy to join in.

    The Glass Plate Game, inspired by Hermann Hesse’s Glass Bead Game, is a conversation in the trappings of a board game: as players explore connections between ideas the game sparks creative and interesting dialog between the players. There are no winners or losers, and no set order of play. Conversation continues throughout, and anyone can make a move at any time. The end result is an artifact of the conversation that makes it easy to follow the twists and turns of the conversation.

    Both sessions begin with an introduction to the game followed by a period of card creation to bring concepts from players’ own projects and interests into the game, then launch right into playing.

    Come for fun, friends, and stimulating conversation.

    Website
  • Friday
    Oct 7 2011
    WhereCampPDX 4 Opening Party

    Collective Agency

    We're kicking things off with a party at Collective Agency in Old Town! Join us for an evening of geographically-inclined conversation, snacks, and activities.

    Website
  • Monday
    Oct 10 2011
    Jelly in Portland

    Collective Agency

    Jelly in Portland continues, every Monday (and really every Mon-Fri, 9-5). Come and work here! Alongside others. Bring friends.

    Open to people who are friendly and doing some kind of work they care about, no matter what kind of work it is. Most people are usually working on website-related work or writing, or having conversations.

    Look at the homepage of the website and see who we are and how you'd like to be involved.

    Info on Jelly coworking: http://workatjelly.com

    Logistics: Wi-fi, Stumptown coffee, beautiful workplace, indoor bike parking available upstairs. On the Yellow and Green MAX lines.

    Expect to get as much work done as you want to, and to ask and give advice as much as you and others want to. "What are you working on?" and "What do you think of this?" (while showing a screen) are favorite questions.

    Website
  • Stumptown Syndicate Open House

    The Syndicate has a lot going on this Fall and we want to tell you all about it! Come by Collective Agency on Monday, October 10th from 4-7pm to enjoy some refreshments and hear what we have to say.

    We'll do a short presentation around 5:30pm and will cover the following:

    • Our mission, strategic initiatives and how you can help
    • Progress on events like Ignite Portland, BarCamp Portland, Open Source Bridge and others
    • Volunteer needs and opportunities

    Board Members will be on hand to answer your questions.

    See you there! -Stumptown Syndicate

    Self organizing groups for the win!

    Website
  • Monday
    Oct 17 2011
    Jelly in Portland

    Collective Agency

    Jelly in Portland continues, every Monday (and really every Mon-Fri, 9-5). Come and work here! Alongside others. Bring friends.

    Open to people who are friendly and doing some kind of work they care about, no matter what kind of work it is. Most people are usually working on website-related work or writing, or having conversations.

    Look at the homepage of the website and see who we are and how you'd like to be involved.

    Info on Jelly coworking: http://workatjelly.com

    Logistics: Wi-fi, Stumptown coffee, beautiful workplace, indoor bike parking available upstairs. On the Yellow and Green MAX lines.

    Expect to get as much work done as you want to, and to ask and give advice as much as you and others want to. "What are you working on?" and "What do you think of this?" (while showing a screen) are favorite questions.

    Website
  • Vision Planning for the Community-Minded

    Whether a website, open source project, discussion group, visual art, nonprofit startup, or any kind of work, the main focus of the people who show up will be for the benefit of a group or groups of people (the "community"). We’ll have fun and develop a vision planning community of our own.

    Do you not yet have a vision statement written out, or would you like to tweak or revise the one you have? Do you say things like, "I'm hoping someone will want to contribute to my project, it is for the public good after all?" Then this workshop is for you.

    Third Mondays: October 17th, 7-9pm. Mark Grimes (NedSpace), Cheri Anderson (executive coach for Nike, startups, and small business owners), Cat Poole (social services and e-textiles), will be here, and last time included Russ Finkelstein (formerly Idealist Portland). Many others, from UX consultants to sculptors, will be here. Come mentor and be mentored here! Free of charge.

    The main questions about your vision: What are your underlying motives? What phrasing describes the reason why you’re doing this?

    If related questions come up organically, we’ll explore. These questions of vision are where groups like “Collective Agency” began.

    In 2 hours we will meet-and-greet (go around and say what we’re working on and what we’d like to happen with it), have a brief overview, then invest most of the time in one-on-one coaching in 15 minute sessions.

    Please RSVP. Plancast is best, so people can see you're coming. Email alexlinsker@gmail.com or tweet @alexlinsker with any questions.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Oct 19 2011
    Portland Data Viz #6

    Collective Agency

    It’s time for another Portland Data Visualization Meetup! We’ll have three to four main presentations and networking time. The last one was in February, and we're overdue for the next one!

    We usually have some conversation and networking, so feel free to bring business cards and/or let people know if you’re hiring. We won’t have a food or drink sponsor for this meeting, so feel free to bring your own snacks and things to eat! (if you’d like to sponsor, see the section at the end of this post).

    This time, Collective Agency will graciously host us as their cozy coworking space (see below for the address and entrance instructions). For best results, please arrive a little before 6:30 Pm.

    ---Speakers for Data Viz #6--- 1. Dino Citraro of Periscopic will be presenting some new visualization work!

    1. Kevin Lynagh will give a talk on Mike Bostock's D3 library: http://mbostock.github.com/d3/ which is a declarative way to map data to DOM elements, so you can very easily make complex visualizations for the web with what you already know: HTML, SVG, and CSS.

    2. Open Source Rocket Scientist Nathan Bergey will be talking about his open source tool chain (mostly python and bender) for his recent rocket data viz, ISS-Notify, Tri-met data and more!

    3. We're looking for one more speaker! If you'd like to speak, contact me at caseorganic at gmail dot com or simply tweet @caseorganic!

    ---Who Should Go?--- Portland Data Viz Group is open to everyone interested in or working in the field of data visualization. This means designers, programmers, information architects, data miners, anthropologists, ect. We usually attract around 20-30 people, and you're welcome to bring guests, food and drinks to the event.

    ---Location and Time--- Wednesday, October 19, 2011 from 6:30–8:30pm.

    ---Where?--- Collective Agency 322 NW Sixth Ave (between Everett and Flanders) Suite 200 Portland, Oregon 97209

    Entrance instructions: Buzz “200″ when you arrive. The phone will ring once or twice, then you’ll be buzzed up. Come on in: we'll be on the second floor. Walk on back to the main loft and you'll be welcomed in!

    ---Interested in Sponsoring?--- We welcome food and drink sponsors for our meetings, and if you know someone who might be a good sponsor feel free to contact me at caseorganic at gmail dot com!

    ---Google Group--- If you're interested in getting updates for for future meetings, simply join the the pdx-visualization Google Group! As the name implies, it is a group for Portland-area people interested in languages and techniques for visualization of data. http://groups.google.com/group/pdx-visualization.

    Website
  • Monday
    Oct 24 2011
    Jelly in Portland

    Collective Agency

    Jelly in Portland continues, every Monday (and really every Mon-Fri, 9-5). Come and work here! Alongside others. Bring friends.

    Open to people who are friendly and doing some kind of work they care about, no matter what kind of work it is. Most people are usually working on website-related work or writing, or having conversations.

    Look at the homepage of the website and see who we are and how you'd like to be involved.

    Info on Jelly coworking: http://workatjelly.com

    Logistics: Wi-fi, Stumptown coffee, beautiful workplace, indoor bike parking available upstairs. On the Yellow and Green MAX lines.

    Expect to get as much work done as you want to, and to ask and give advice as much as you and others want to. "What are you working on?" and "What do you think of this?" (while showing a screen) are favorite questions.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Oct 25 2011
    Code 'n' Splode: Face-Melting File Formats

    Collective Agency

    This month we're reviewing face-melting file formats!

    Bring your most hideous, complicated, verbose, yak-ridden file formats for a lightening talk style show and tell.

    Please sign-up here if you plan to present: http://etherpad.opensourcebridge.org/cns-10-25-2011

    **Note: Code-n-Splode (CnS) is a women-focused group. All women are invited to attend and participate, and men are welcome as the guest of a female participant.

    For more information, visit our website, or send an email to our list.

    Website
  • Monday
    Oct 31 2011
    Jelly in Portland

    Collective Agency

    Jelly in Portland continues, every Monday (and really every Mon-Fri, 9-5). Come and work here! Alongside others. Bring friends.

    Open to people who are friendly and doing some kind of work they care about, no matter what kind of work it is. Most people are usually working on website-related work or writing, or having conversations.

    Look at the homepage of the website and see who we are and how you'd like to be involved.

    Info on Jelly coworking: http://workatjelly.com

    Logistics: Wi-fi, Stumptown coffee, beautiful workplace, indoor bike parking available upstairs. On the Yellow and Green MAX lines.

    Expect to get as much work done as you want to, and to ask and give advice as much as you and others want to. "What are you working on?" and "What do you think of this?" (while showing a screen) are favorite questions.

    Website
  • Monday
    Nov 7 2011
    Jelly in Portland

    Collective Agency

    Jelly in Portland continues, every Monday (and really every Mon-Fri, 9-5). Come and work here! Alongside others. Bring friends.

    Open to people who are friendly and doing some kind of work they care about, no matter what kind of work it is. Most people are usually working on website-related work or writing, or having conversations.

    Look at the homepage of the website and see who we are and how you'd like to be involved.

    Info on Jelly coworking: http://workatjelly.com

    Logistics: Wi-fi, Stumptown coffee, beautiful workplace, indoor bike parking available upstairs. On the Yellow and Green MAX lines.

    Expect to get as much work done as you want to, and to ask and give advice as much as you and others want to. "What are you working on?" and "What do you think of this?" (while showing a screen) are favorite questions.

    Website
  • Monday
    Nov 14 2011
    Jelly in Portland

    Collective Agency

    Jelly in Portland continues, every Monday (and really every Mon-Fri, 9-5). Come and work here! Alongside others. Bring friends.

    Open to people who are friendly and doing some kind of work they care about, no matter what kind of work it is. Most people are usually working on website-related work or writing, or having conversations.

    Look at the homepage of the website and see who we are and how you'd like to be involved.

    Info on Jelly coworking: http://workatjelly.com

    Logistics: Wi-fi, Stumptown coffee, beautiful workplace, indoor bike parking available upstairs. On the Yellow and Green MAX lines.

    Expect to get as much work done as you want to, and to ask and give advice as much as you and others want to. "What are you working on?" and "What do you think of this?" (while showing a screen) are favorite questions.

    Website
  • Vision Planning for the Community-Minded

    Whether a website, open source project, discussion group, visual art, nonprofit startup, or any kind of work, the main focus of the people who show up will be for the benefit of a group or groups of people (the "community"). We’ll have fun and develop a vision planning community of our own.

    Do you not yet have a vision statement written out, or would you like to tweak or revise the one you have? Do you say things like, "I'm hoping someone will want to contribute to my project, it is for the public good after all?" Then this workshop is for you.

    7-9pm Monday November 14th, but usually Third Mondays. Past coaches/consultants include: Russ Finkelstein (formerly Idealist Portland), Mark Grimes (NedSpace), Cheri Anderson (executive coach for Nike, startups, and small business owners), Cat Poole (social services and e-textiles).

    Many others, from UX consultants to sculptors, will be here. Come mentor and be mentored here! Free of charge.

    The main questions about your vision: What are your underlying motives? What phrasing describes the reason why you’re doing this?

    If related questions come up organically, we’ll explore. These questions of vision are where groups like “Collective Agency” began.

    In 2 hours we will meet-and-greet (go around and say what we’re working on and what we’d like to happen with it), have a brief overview, then invest most of the time in one-on-one coaching in 15 minute sessions.

    Please RSVP. Plancast is best, so people can see you're coming. Email alexlinsker@gmail.com or tweet @alexlinsker with any questions.

    Website
  • Sunday
    Nov 20 2011
    Research Club Brunch

    Collective Agency

    brunch, interesting speakers, networking, diversity, creative

    Website
  • Monday
    Nov 21 2011
    Jelly in Portland

    Collective Agency

    Jelly in Portland continues, every Monday (and really every Mon-Fri, 9-5). Come and work here! Alongside others. Bring friends.

    Open to people who are friendly and doing some kind of work they care about, no matter what kind of work it is. Most people are usually working on website-related work or writing, or having conversations.

    Look at the homepage of the website and see who we are and how you'd like to be involved.

    Info on Jelly coworking: http://workatjelly.com

    Logistics: Wi-fi, Stumptown coffee, beautiful workplace, indoor bike parking available upstairs. On the Yellow and Green MAX lines.

    Expect to get as much work done as you want to, and to ask and give advice as much as you and others want to. "What are you working on?" and "What do you think of this?" (while showing a screen) are favorite questions.

    Website
  • Mathematics User Group

    Collective Agency

    Mathematics is a powerful language used in such popular applications as The Known Universe. However, the documentation is notoriously terse.

    The Mathematics User Group (MUG) will serve the Portland tech community by bridging the gap between abstract mathematical language and concrete problems that programmers come across in the coding trenches.

    This first session will be for coming up with topics of interest, and for working specific problems that come up in our projects. We hope to have future sessions each 3rd Wednesday.

    Website
  • Monday
    Nov 28 2011
    Jelly in Portland

    Collective Agency

    Jelly in Portland continues, every Monday (and really every Mon-Fri, 9-5). Come and work here! Alongside others. Bring friends.

    Open to people who are friendly and doing some kind of work they care about, no matter what kind of work it is. Most people are usually working on website-related work or writing, or having conversations.

    Look at the homepage of the website and see who we are and how you'd like to be involved.

    Info on Jelly coworking: http://workatjelly.com

    Logistics: Wi-fi, Stumptown coffee, beautiful workplace, indoor bike parking available upstairs. On the Yellow and Green MAX lines.

    Expect to get as much work done as you want to, and to ask and give advice as much as you and others want to. "What are you working on?" and "What do you think of this?" (while showing a screen) are favorite questions.

    Website
  • BarCamp 6 Planning Kick-Off

    Collective Agency

    Interested in helping make BarCamp 6 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://bit.ly/bcp4volunteer

    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
  • Thursday
    Dec 1 2011
    Collective Agency Holiday Party

    On December 1st, First Thursday, from 4-7pm, come celebrate the individuals, groups, and activities at "Collective Agency".

    It will be a potluck-style party for up to 210 people.

    The purpose is: to celebrate the 5-year lease, the additional coordinating council members, and especially for people here to mingle and meet and greet and get to know each other even better.

    Contact: Alex Linsker or Fitz Ryland, (503) 517-6900, Council@CollectiveAgency.co, Twitter @CollectiveAgenC or Plancast (see below)

    Website
  • Saturday
    Dec 3 2011
    RHoK PDX! (Random Hacks of Kindness)
    through
    Collective Agency

    Random Hacks of Kindness in PDX y'all!

    Everybody come on out!

    Website
  • Monday
    Dec 5 2011
    Jelly in Portland

    Collective Agency

    Jelly in Portland continues, every Monday (and really every Mon-Fri, 9-5). Come and work here! Alongside others. Bring friends.

    Open to people who are friendly and doing some kind of work they care about, no matter what kind of work it is. Most people are usually working on website-related work or writing, or having conversations.

    Look at the homepage of the website and see who we are and how you'd like to be involved.

    Info on Jelly coworking: http://workatjelly.com

    Logistics: Wi-fi, Stumptown coffee, beautiful workplace, indoor bike parking available upstairs. On the Yellow and Green MAX lines.

    Expect to get as much work done as you want to, and to ask and give advice as much as you and others want to. "What are you working on?" and "What do you think of this?" (while showing a screen) are favorite questions.

    Website
  • Monday
    Dec 12 2011
    Jelly in Portland

    Collective Agency

    Jelly in Portland continues, every Monday (and really every Mon-Fri, 9-5). Come and work here! Alongside others. Bring friends.

    Open to people who are friendly and doing some kind of work they care about, no matter what kind of work it is. Most people are usually working on website-related work or writing, or having conversations.

    Look at the homepage of the website and see who we are and how you'd like to be involved.

    Info on Jelly coworking: http://workatjelly.com

    Logistics: Wi-fi, Stumptown coffee, beautiful workplace, indoor bike parking available upstairs. On the Yellow and Green MAX lines.

    Expect to get as much work done as you want to, and to ask and give advice as much as you and others want to. "What are you working on?" and "What do you think of this?" (while showing a screen) are favorite questions.

    Website
  • Monday
    Dec 19 2011
    Jelly in Portland

    Collective Agency

    Jelly in Portland continues, every Monday (and really every Mon-Fri, 9-5). Come and work here! Alongside others. Bring friends.

    Open to people who are friendly and doing some kind of work they care about, no matter what kind of work it is. Most people are usually working on website-related work or writing, or having conversations.

    Look at the homepage of the website and see who we are and how you'd like to be involved.

    Info on Jelly coworking: http://workatjelly.com

    Logistics: Wi-fi, Stumptown coffee, beautiful workplace, indoor bike parking available upstairs. On the Yellow and Green MAX lines.

    Expect to get as much work done as you want to, and to ask and give advice as much as you and others want to. "What are you working on?" and "What do you think of this?" (while showing a screen) are favorite questions.

    Website
  • BarCamp 6 Planning Meeting

    Interested in helping make BarCamp 6 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://bit.ly/bcp4volunteer

    What is BarCamp?

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

    Website
  • Monday
    Dec 26 2011
    Jelly in Portland

    Collective Agency

    Jelly in Portland continues, every Monday (and really every Mon-Fri, 9-5). Come and work here! Alongside others. Bring friends.

    Open to people who are friendly and doing some kind of work they care about, no matter what kind of work it is. Most people are usually working on website-related work or writing, or having conversations.

    Look at the homepage of the website and see who we are and how you'd like to be involved.

    Info on Jelly coworking: http://workatjelly.com

    Logistics: Wi-fi, Stumptown coffee, beautiful workplace, indoor bike parking available upstairs. On the Yellow and Green MAX lines.

    Expect to get as much work done as you want to, and to ask and give advice as much as you and others want to. "What are you working on?" and "What do you think of this?" (while showing a screen) are favorite questions.

    Website
  • Monday
    Jan 2 2012
    Jelly in Portland

    Collective Agency

    Happy New Year!

    Jelly in Portland continues, every Monday (and really every Mon-Fri, 9-5). Come and work here! Alongside others. Bring friends.

    Open to people who are friendly and doing some kind of work they care about, no matter what kind of work it is. Most people are usually working on website-related work or writing, or having conversations.

    Look at the homepage of the website and see who we are and how you'd like to be involved.

    Info on Jelly coworking: http://workatjelly.com

    Logistics: Wi-fi, Stumptown coffee, beautiful workplace, indoor bike parking available upstairs. On the Yellow and Green MAX lines.

    Expect to get as much work done as you want to, and to ask and give advice as much as you and others want to. "What are you working on?" and "What do you think of this?" (while showing a screen) are favorite questions.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jan 4 2012
    Own Collective Agency: a weekly civics meeting

    Collective Agency

    You've likely heard of Collective Agency: the place and the group-of-groups. Did you know it's a representative democracy? Want to know how that benefits you and your friends?

    Come to the new weekly civics meeting: the first ever is January 4th. It's called "Own Collective Agency" because that's what the goal is. Responsibilities you can have, ways you can be here, actions you can do, long-term planning, things you can know (want to know the budget, not just numbers but the context of what they mean? we want to share that with you). By learning and doing, you'll support what happens here overall.

    Coordinating Council members Alex, Fitz, and Emanuel will be there. Alex will start the meeting conversation by saying, "Sometimes people ask me, 'Do you own Collective Agency?' and I hate that question."

    What is ownership? Fitz says about what we have here: "To do these things requires ownership." Ownership by who? What does it mean to own the equivalent of a very small city, which is a workplace? Ownership by citizens: by Coordinating Council Members, by Community Workgroup Organizers, by Volunteers ("I can be there for free? What's the catch?"), and Paid Members. We also have paid meetings, visitors, and associations and independent community organizers in Portland, all of whom sometimes become citizens.

    Ownership not just by one person who hires employees and makes all the decisions, because that's the simplest way. But ownership (responsibility and autonomy, checks and balances) by each of us, within a structure called a Constitution, with a Bill of Rights called the Community Guidelines, with the workplace layout and signage, and with the website.

    You might have heard that you can work here for free, Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm. What's the catch? It's that you can own part of this: you can be responsible for this place and group-of-groups staying and growing.

    main organizer: Alex Linsker (503) 517-6900, Twitter: @alexlinsker or Council@CollectiveAgency.co

    Website
  • Sunday
    Jan 8 2012
    Women Who Hack #1

    Collective Agency

    This will be a casual get together for women who want to hack on projects with or around other women. All types of projects (software and hardware), languages, platforms and experience levels are welcome.

    Don't have anything to work on? Come, and we'll help you find a project!

    What you should bring:

    • Your laptop or other equipment
    • Your lovely self!

    We'll provide:

    • the space, including lots of seating and tables
    • internet
    • some snacks, including gluten-free and vegan options.

    Our goal is to support local women hackers (and aspiring hackers) by providing a safe, welcoming environment in which you can connect with and learn from each other.

    We're kid-friendly, too, so feel free to bring your children with you.

    Women Who Hack is open to all self-identified women and genderqueer persons, as well as accompanied children of all genders.

    All participants of Women Who Hack agree to follow the Citizen Code of Conduct.

    Questions? Get in touch: womenwhohack@stumptownsyndicate.org.

    Our Google Group is https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/women-who-hack.

    Website
  • Monday
    Jan 9 2012
    Jelly in Portland

    Collective Agency

    Happy New Year!

    Jelly in Portland continues, every Monday (and really every Mon-Fri, 9-5). Come and work here! Alongside others. Bring friends.

    Open to people who are friendly and doing some kind of work they care about, no matter what kind of work it is. Most people are usually working on website-related work or writing, or having conversations.

    Look at the homepage of the website and see who we are and how you'd like to be involved.

    Info on Jelly coworking: http://workatjelly.com

    Logistics: Wi-fi, Stumptown coffee, beautiful workplace, indoor bike parking available upstairs. On the Yellow and Green MAX lines.

    Expect to get as much work done as you want to, and to ask and give advice as much as you and others want to. "What are you working on?" and "What do you think of this?" (while showing a screen) are favorite questions.

    Website
  • Android Enthusiasts - Dark Horse Comics

    Collective Agency

    The January 2012 meeting will change things up. A conference room in Collective Agency[1] has been reserved so we can do presentations.

    The headline event for January is Tristan Worthington and Grant Thomas of Dark Horse Comics who will be presenting the newly released Comic Reader app[2] for Android. There is time for another short presentation if someone would like to show off something they have worked on recently[3].

    The start time is the usual second-monday at 6:30pm.

    Collective Agency is in oldtown/downtown portland and they provide "co-working" style office space for telecommuters, entrepreneurs, etc.. They graciously provide meeting space for free to groups such as ours.

    Like most tech user group meetings in Portland, a walking-distance pub will be selected so that afterwards folks can mingle and chat.

  • Android Weekly Workgroup and Dark Horse Comics

    Collective Agency

    This week we are combining our meeting with this event:

    http://calagator.org/events/1250461742

    or visit:

    http://groups.google.com/group/pdx-android-workgroup

    Location: Collective Agency 322 NW 6th Avenue, Suite 200, Portland, OR 97209

    Meeting is 6:30 - 8:00 pm

    This is a special meeting with Dark Horse Comics

    Buzz "200" when you arrive. The phone rings once or twice, then you'll be buzzed up. Elevator access available. Indoor bike parking available upstairs. Located on the Green and Yellow MAX lines. Car parking within a few blocks.

    Tristan Worthington and Grant Thomas of Dark Horse Comics who will be presenting the newly released Comic Reader app for Android.

    http://www.darkhorse.com/

    Download the app here:

    https://market.android.com/details?id=com.darkhorse.digital

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jan 11 2012
    Own Collective Agency: a weekly civics meeting

    Collective Agency

    This is kind of a weekly Agile meeting: what's happened, what are we working on, what's blocking us from moving forward that we'd like support or advice on? It focuses on "Collective Agency" overall, and also on people here working on their own thing.

    "Collective Agency" is a cooperative group in the form of an unincorporated association, and is the name of a place.

    There is a Constitution, members have voting rights, people self-organize here, there is a Coordinating Council, with the main Community Organizer term-limited, and there are community workgroups that create educational events free of charge and open to the public.

    Meeting new people and being around people doing a variety of work is why 95% of people are here.

    Come to the new weekly civics meeting: the second ever is January 11th. It's called "Own Collective Agency" because that's what the goal is. Responsibilities you can have, ways you can be here, actions you can do, long-term planning, things you can know (want to know the budget, not just numbers but the context of what they mean? we want to share that with you). By learning and doing, you'll support what happens here overall.

    Coordinating Council members Alex, Fitz, and Emanuel will be there.

    What is ownership? Fitz says about what we have here: "To do these things requires ownership." Alex says that the good meaning of ownership is "responsibility." Ownership by who? For what? What does it mean to own the equivalent of a very small city, which is a workplace? What might you want to assist with, to give advice on, to do, to own?

    As we have grown from tens of people to hundreds of people, how does the structure grow to support that?

    What's the catch? It's that you can own part of this: you can be responsible for this place and group-of-groups staying and growing.

    main organizer: Alex Linsker (503) 517-6900, Twitter: @alexlinsker or Council@CollectiveAgency.co

    Website
  • Lightning Talks

    Collective Agency

    Low key, 2 to 8 minute presentations by members here, on something you're working on and a question for feedback from people here. Our projector and screen hooked up to your computer. 30 minutes total, from 2 to 2:30pm. Mingling and feedback afterward. Open to members and visitors here.

    Presenters (will be added here):

    1. Kevin Covey. "NASA Hubble Fellow in the Department of Astronomy at Cornell University. I am working to clarify how low-mass stars, and the planets they host, form and evolve." http://www.astro.cornell.edu/~kcovey/

    2. Fitz Ryland. "I'd love to present the redesign of my website that I'm working on to see what people think of the user interface. It is a bit of an experiment in terms of layout and functionality, so it would be really nice to have some feedback. It is a portfolio site of my art and design work."

    and others, based on who's here...

    Organized by Alex Linsker: (503) 517-6900 council@collectiveagency.co

    Website
  • Monday
    Jan 16 2012
    Vision Planning

    Do you often consider the underlying motives behind your small business or career, whether that be a website, open source project, discussion group, visual arts, nonprofit, startup, or any other kind of work? Vision planning answers the question of "why am I doing this?" and ultimately keeps a project on track. We're working together to develop phrasing for our vision plans that describes the reason we're doing whatever it is we're doing. However, instead of our previous fifteen minute, one-on-one coaching sessions, this meeting is hosted by Cheri Anderson, whose expertise on business advisement is highly sought after.

    Cheri is a holistic coach for small businesses and startups as well as an executive coach for Nike. She's a familiar face here, having coached two previous sessions, and will be introducing an important, and often forgotten, concept: "What is my vision?" We will have a brief meet-and-great before Cheri is introduced to people participating for the first time. Beginning by writing down our ideas or current vision statements, Cheri will then break us into smaller groups to discuss why we're interested in our projects and where those projects are going. Cheri will be coaching the groups on how to collaborate to refine each other's statements. It'll be fun working in groups and ending up with a complete vision statement, which we will reconvene and share, everyone leaving with a greater understanding of how to build their business.

    Past vision planning coaches have included: Mark Grimes (NedSpace), Catherine Poole (social services & e-textiles) and Russ Finkelstein (formerly Idealist Portland). This event is free of charge and open to the public. Professional follow-up is available.

    Questions? Contact Alex Linsker at (503) 517-6900 or alexlinsker@gmail.com Twitter: @alexlinsker

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jan 17 2012
  • Wednesday
    Jan 18 2012
    Own Collective Agency: a weekly civics meeting

    Collective Agency

    Learn about operations and ownership/responsibility here. Ask questions. Volunteer to work/participate on something. Then learn and give advice. Then be responsible for it / own it.

    This is an educational, free of charge, open to the public meeting, weekly 10am-10:45am on Wednesday mornings.

    This is kind of a weekly Agile meeting: what's happened, what are we working on, what's blocking us from moving forward that we'd like support or advice on? It focuses on "Collective Agency" overall, and also on people here working on their own thing.

    "Collective Agency" is a cooperative group, and is the name of a place.

    There is a Constitution, members have voting rights, people self-organize here, there is a Coordinating Council, with the main Community Organizer term-limited, and there are community workgroups that create educational events free of charge and open to the public.

    Meeting new people and being around people doing a variety of work is why 95% of people are here.

    Come to the new weekly civics meeting. It's called "Own Collective Agency" because that's what the goal is. Responsibilities you can have, ways you can be here, actions you can do, long-term planning, things you can know (want to know the budget, not just numbers but the context of what they mean? we want to share that with you). By learning and doing, you'll support what happens here overall.

    Coordinating Council members Alex, Fitz, and Emanuel will be there.

    What is ownership? Fitz says about what we have here: "To do these things requires ownership." Alex says that the good meaning of ownership is "responsibility." Ownership by who? For what? What does it mean to own the equivalent of a very small city, which is a workplace? What might you want to assist with, to give advice on, to do, to own?

    As we have grown from tens of people to hundreds of people, how does the structure grow to support that?

    What's the catch? It's that you can own part of this: you can be responsible for this place and group-of-groups staying and growing.

    main organizer: Alex Linsker (503) 517-6900, Twitter: @alexlinsker or Council@CollectiveAgency.co

    Website
  • Thursday
    Jan 19 2012
    Portland ALT.NET 2012 January Meetup!

    Collective Agency

    Again, we'll be meeting for technical discussion and a lot more. So far, this is what is on the agenda. We'll start this meetup off with a presentation on Git, pair programming, and code katas and koans with .NET. The presentation will cover what these things are, how they're implemented, and what the best usage and benefit of each is. TDD/BDD Pair

    Programming Session! Ever wanted to pair program? Wanted to learn about ping pong style, promiscuous pair programming or some other style? Well after the presentation, for those interested bring a laptop with Visual Studio 2010 with the latest services packs and MVC tools and we'll be stepping through exactly what these techniques are and how they're implemented with the .NET stack (and a few open source components too).

    Website
  • Monday
    Jan 23 2012
    BarCamp 6 Planning Meeting [POSTPONED]

    Collective Agency

    UPDATE 1/23: We're postponing this meeting until 1/30 due to family emergency.

    Interested in helping make BarCamp 6 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://bit.ly/bcp4volunteer

    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
    Jan 24 2012
    Code 'n' Splode: 15 Signs Your UX is Busted

    Collective Agency

    Crystal Beasley (@skinny) will present "15 Signs Your UX is Busted"

    **Note: Code-n-Splode (CnS) is a women-focused group. All self-identified women and genderqueer persons are invited to attend and participate, and men are welcome as the guest of a female participant.

    For more information, visit our website, or send an email to our list.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jan 25 2012
    Own Collective Agency: a weekly civics meeting

    Collective Agency

    This is kind of a weekly Agile meeting: what's happened, what are we working on, what's blocking us from moving forward that we'd like support or advice on? It focuses on "Collective Agency" overall, and also on people here working on their own thing.

    "Collective Agency" is a cooperative group in the form of an unincorporated association, and is the name of a place.

    There is a Constitution, members have voting rights, people self-organize here, there is a Coordinating Council, with the main Community Organizer term-limited, and there are community workgroups that create educational events free of charge and open to the public.

    Meeting new people and being around people doing a variety of work is why 95% of people are here.

    Come to the new weekly civics meeting: the second ever is January 11th. It's called "Own Collective Agency" because that's what the goal is. Responsibilities you can have, ways you can be here, actions you can do, long-term planning, things you can know (want to know the budget, not just numbers but the context of what they mean? we want to share that with you). By learning and doing, you'll support what happens here overall.

    Coordinating Council members Alex, Fitz, and Emanuel will be there.

    What is ownership? Fitz says about what we have here: "To do these things requires ownership." Alex says that the good meaning of ownership is "responsibility." Ownership by who? For what? What does it mean to own the equivalent of a very small city, which is a workplace? What might you want to assist with, to give advice on, to do, to own?

    As we have grown from tens of people to hundreds of people, how does the structure grow to support that?

    What's the catch? It's that you can own part of this: you can be responsible for this place and group-of-groups staying and growing.

    main organizer: Alex Linsker (503) 517-6900, Twitter: @alexlinsker or Council@CollectiveAgency.co

    Website
  • PDX Open Source GIS Meeting

    Collective Agency

    We meet the 4th Wednesday of every month at the Collective Agency in NW Portland (Old Town). No need to RSVP, all are welcome - our group ranges from the geo-curious to the überhackers.

    Beer at nearby pub to follow.

    This week: Share-one-thing. It's been a long hiatus so no official agenda. Just bring something you've been working on or ideas you would like to share.

    Website
  • Friday
    Jan 27 2012
    Member Skill-Share: Juggling

    Collective Agency

    For half an hour, Bill Burcham (and maybe others) will skill-share on juggling.

    Have bean bags balls, squishy balls, bowling pins? Bring them. Don't have them? That's fine too, we'll make do with what we have.

    This event is open to the public.

    Organized by: Alex Linsker Council@CollectiveAgency.co

    Website
  • Open Source Bridge Volunteer Appreciation & Info Night

    You are invited to a night of merry-making, fun-seeking, and general geekery celebrating the volunteers of Open Source Bridge! Enjoy some food and holiday grog, watch a slide show of photos previous years and listen to a short talk about volunteering. There will even be some celebratory piñata whacking.

    Will you be able to sign up to volunteer for OSB 2012? Yes! Core team members will be on hand throughout the evening to answer your questions and help you sign up to help out with Open Source Bridge 2012.

    This invitation is open to all volunteers of Open Source Bridge; past, present and future. Please bring yourself, a friend and anyone else interested in volunteering.

    Website
  • Sunday
    Jan 29 2012
  • Monday
    Jan 30 2012
    BarCamp 6 Planning Meeting

    Collective Agency

    Interested in helping make BarCamp 6 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://bit.ly/bcp4volunteer

    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
    Feb 1 2012
    PDX Git Together

    Live in PDX? Love Git? This is the group for you!

    Our first meeting will be a combination of a short presentation, socializing and deciding what future meeting topics should be.

    There might be cupcakes! You won't know unless you show up.

    http://lanyrd.com/2012/pdxgit/

    Website
  • Monday
    Feb 13 2012
    BarCamp 6 Planning Meeting

    Collective Agency

    Interested in helping make BarCamp 6 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://bit.ly/bcp4volunteer

    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
  • Sunday
    Feb 19 2012
    Women Who Hack #2

    Collective Agency

    This will be a casual get together for women who want to hack on projects with or around other women. All types of projects (software and hardware), languages, platforms and experience levels are welcome.

    Don't have anything to work on? Come, and we'll help you find a project!

    What you should bring:

    • Your laptop or other equipment
    • Your lovely self!

    We'll provide:

    • the space, including lots of seating and tables
    • internet
    • some snacks, including gluten-free and vegan options.

    Our goal is to support local women hackers (and aspiring hackers) by providing a safe, welcoming environment in which you can connect with and learn from each other.

    We're kid-friendly, too, so feel free to bring your children with you.

    Women Who Hack is open to all self-identified women and genderqueer persons, as well as accompanied children of all genders.

    All participants of Women Who Hack agree to follow the Citizen Code of Conduct.

    Questions? Get in touch: womenwhohack@stumptownsyndicate.org.

    Our Google Group is https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/women-who-hack.

    Website
  • Monday
    Feb 20 2012
    Vision Planning for the Community-Minded

    The format this month will be each participant bring a one-page writeup of your vision, with questions you'd like feedback on, half an hour total per vision.

    Areas of questions could be pretty much anything:

    Vision Market Need Team Marketing Operations Legal Budget

    This event is open to the public.

    Organized by: Alex Linsker (503) 517-6900 Council@CollectiveAgency.co Twitter: @alexlinsker

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Feb 22 2012
    PDX Open Source GIS Meeting

    Collective Agency

    We meet the 4th Wednesday of every month at the Collective Agency in NW Portland (Old Town). No need to RSVP, all are welcome - our group ranges from the geo-curious to the überhackers.

    Beer at nearby pub to follow, probably Pints.

    This week:

    • Gift for OpenSourcery. If you were able to enjoy our old meeting space with them consider bringing a contribution of $5 or more.
    • Share your projects - UTFGrid support for openlayers, spatial surveys on the windows tablet
    • GIS in Action conference talk proposals. Give your talk or let's brainstorm for them. Do we want to do an unconference day?
    Website
  • Saturday
    Feb 25 2012
    PDX ZeroMQ Conference

    Collective Agency

    A conference for anything and everything ØMQ!

    Website
  • Sunday
    Feb 26 2012
    Research Club Brunch #22: Coffee, comics, and cabaret!

    Collective Agency

    Featured talks: Leo Daedalus - The Late Now Leo hosts the thinking mammal’s live late-night-style variety-cabaret-talk show. A considered fiasco for the avant set.

    Vivian Hua In 2005, I started a publication called REDEFINE, which began with no particular focus. It grew to become a music and arts publication dedicated to covering lesser-known and independent musicians. In the past year (2011), a series of extraordinary [personal] circumstances has led to the complete thematic and conceptual overhaul of REDEFINE. The music industry is not even close to what it was in 2005, and the site's new mission, moving forward, is one that I hope will be predictive of changes to come in the industry.

    Sara Mirk - Oregon History Comics In 2009, I started on what I thought would be a quick, fun educational project: Creating 10 small comic books about Oregon’s history. My friends, myself, and the majority of Portland didn’t grow up in the state, so researching and writing these comics was a way to help build understanding of our surroundings in a relevant, accessible medium. Local arts and culture nonprofit theDill Pickle Club joined on as a collaborator and over the past two years we’ve raised $2,500, hired nine local artists, and published six of the ten comics. The box set of comics is finally being released this March 5th at Powell’s!

    Ezra Spier - Where Coffee Comes From Ezra has traveled far and wide, to plantations in South America and Africa, to see every step of the process of making coffee. Follow one of our favorite beverages from berries on the plants to our greedy, greedy mouths.

    Website
  • Monday
    Feb 27 2012
    BarCamp 6 Planning Meeting

    Collective Agency

    Interested in helping make BarCamp 6 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://bit.ly/bcp4volunteer

    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
    Feb 28 2012
    Code 'n' Splode: The Smart Woman's Guide to Getting Things Done

    Collective Agency

    Amye Scavarda (@msamye) and Leslie Hawthorn (@lhawthorn) will present The Smart Woman's Guide to Getting Things Done: 7 Essential Skills to Cultivate for Career Happiness

    **Note: Code-n-Splode (CnS) is a women-focused group. All self-identified women and genderqueer persons are invited to attend and participate, and men are welcome as the guest of a female participant.

    For more information, visit our website, or send an email to our list.

    Website
  • PDX Erlang

    First ever meeting for the PDX Erlang user group. We will cover some basic getting-started stuff, then dive in to what I am tentatively calling ErlangGames. This meetup is for people of all experience levels, from no programming experience to curmudgeony basement-dwellers. Our format will be slightly different from what you are use to in a user group, optimized for fun.

    Website
  • Monday
    Mar 5 2012
    BarCamp 6 Planning Meeting

    Collective Agency

    Interested in helping make BarCamp 6 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://bit.ly/bcp4volunteer

    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
  • Thursday
    Mar 8 2012
    OWASP Chapter Meeting

    Collective Agency

    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

    About Joe

    This chapter meeting feature guest speaker Joe Basirico, Director of Security Services at Security Innovation. Joe is responsible for managing the professional services business at Security Innovation. He leverages his unique experience as a development lead, trainer, researcher, and test engineer to lead the security engineering team in their delivery of high-quality, impactful assessment and remediation solutions to the company’s customers. His ability to blend his technical skills with risk-based contextual analysis and unwavering customer commitment makes him an invaluable asset for each Security Innovation client.

    Joe is an active member in the security and open-source communities, having contributed technology, training, utilities, expertise and methodologies. He manages the company’s engineering blog and has written several publications that focus on vulnerabilities at the source code level. Joe holds a B.S in Computer Science from Montana State University.

    About the Talk - Thinking Like the Enemy

    In this talk I will help you get into the Hacker's mindset from my ten years of experience as a penetration tester, assessing some of the most exciting applications in the world.

    This talk will cover the most important qualities of a hacker or security tester, Top Vulnerabilities that you can't afford to miss as well as more difficult to tackle vulnerabilities that have caused tons of headaches and pain. By the end of the hour you'll better understand how to cause your application true pain, find a tiny weakness and cause the walls of security to crumble around it. After that we'll also talk about how to rebuild those walls to be more robust.

    Website
  • Monday
    Mar 12 2012
    Social Entrepreneurs Salon: Crowdfunding the Future

    Come to a meetup of social changemakers in PDX! This will be a relaxed and informal gathering with a focus on how you fund and launch a social impact initiative. Our speaker guest is Tom Dawkins (@tomjd), co-founder of social good crowdfunding site StartSomeGood.com who will share what they have learned in their first 12 months of supporting social startups to raise funds and launch. While crowdfunding is the buzziest buzzword going at the moment, what does it really mean and how does it open up new opportunities for social entrepreneurs? How can you succeed when more than half of all crowdfunding campaigns fail to reach their goals? Tom will share lots of practical advice and suggestions for how you can raise the funds you need directly from your community in order to start good. The event will be hosted by the new Collective Agency Work Group - SocialMediaUserGroup.org (@SMUGPDX)!

    Libations will be provided. BYOB and sharing welcome.

    Website
  • BarCamp 6 Planning Meeting

    Collective Agency

    Interested in helping make BarCamp 6 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://bit.ly/bcp4volunteer

    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
  • Sunday
    Mar 18 2012
    Women Who Hack #3

    Collective Agency

    This will be a casual get together for women who want to hack on projects with or around other women. All types of projects (software and hardware), languages, platforms and experience levels are welcome.

    Don't have anything to work on? Come, and we'll help you find a project!

    What you should bring:

    • Your laptop or other equipment
    • Your lovely self!

    We'll provide:

    • the space, including lots of seating and tables
    • internet
    • some snacks, including gluten-free and vegan options.

    Our goal is to support local women hackers (and aspiring hackers) by providing a safe, welcoming environment in which you can connect with and learn from each other.

    We're kid-friendly, too, so feel free to bring your children with you.

    Women Who Hack is open to all self-identified women and genderqueer persons, as well as accompanied children of all genders.

    All participants of Women Who Hack agree to follow the Citizen Code of Conduct.

    Questions? Get in touch: womenwhohack@stumptownsyndicate.org.

    Our Google Group is https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/women-who-hack.

    Website
  • Monday
    Mar 19 2012
    BarCamp 6 Planning Meeting

    Collective Agency

    Interested in helping make BarCamp 6 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://bit.ly/bcp4volunteer

    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
    Mar 21 2012
    Coworking Spaceship Tour

    PORTLAND Wednesday 21 March, 7-10pm

    The City of Roses has just under 600,000 inhabitants and a quite high concentration of coworking spaces compared to cities around the same size. Half of these spaces are networked coworking facilities, proving that the market is right and people are embracing the movement. Meet, share, and learn from the established spaces and other members of the coworking community when Joel Dullroy, co-founder of Deskmag & Deskwanted, brings the Coworking Space Ship to Portland.

    Mini-Conference Program

    7-8pm – Joel Dullroy, co-founder of Deskmag & Deskwanted, will present a detailed analysis of the 2nd Global Coworking Survey, 4 new trends seen in coworking worldwide, and a report from the Global Coworking Unconference GCUC in Austin (Anyone who was in Austin is welcome to add insight).

    8-9pm – We invite everyone involved in the collaborative workspace movement in Portland to bring ideas to the table for this ‘Unconference’ style portion of the night. Building community, finding common goals and discovering how to share experience till be at the heart of this discussion

    9-10pm – Mix, mingle, and have a drink on us.

    Website
  • Sunday
    Mar 25 2012
    Research Club Brunch #23: Holocene, The Bus Project and Cut Paper Animation

    Collective Agency

    Brunch 23

    Featured talks: Gina Altamura - Wild Combination Redux Gina Altamura talks about the recent collaboration with Research Club and other goings-on at Holocene.

    Joe Burgess - Animation and Mega Fauna CUT PAPER ANIMATION - I stand around with scissors and Exacto knives trimming little pictures of rocks and making silhouette Characters. I spend an enormous amount of time battling it out with my collaborating Artist Erik Valentin. It is all creative and in good spirit. We sing songs we move little transparent fish.

    Alex Linsker and Fitz - Collective Agency Learn more about this co-working environment and how democracy is being introduced to all facets of the organization.

    Noah Manger - Rebooting Democracy: Politics, Creativity and Getting It Done I'm the Creative Projects Director for the Bus Project. The Bus Project builds power for the public interest by getting new and young people engaged in our local democracy.

    As the Creative Projects Director I'm responsible for making politics cultural and culture political. I work with our volunteers to design massive events and am responsible for the visual creative content we generate as an organization. Our events are designed to bring an ever-wider audience of people who give a shit closer to democracy by giving them tools, opportunities and know-how in a fun, accessible package.

    Information for the good of the order: The deluxe accommodations at Collective Agency allow us to offer you actual dishes, although we may bring cabbage bowls for the sake of maudlin sentimentality. Bringing your own dishes is still approved/appreciated, and if you help to clean up afterward, well!

    Website
  • Monday
    Mar 26 2012
    BarCamp 6 Planning & Volunteer Orientation

    Collective Agency

    Interested in helping make BarCamp 6 happen? Join us for a volunteer orientation and an open planning meeting.

    Can't wait until the meeting? Let us know you're interested by completing our Volunteer Interest Form: http://bit.ly/bcp4volunteer

    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
    Mar 27 2012
    Code 'n' Splode: Conference Proposal Sprint

    Collective Agency

    Topic: Conference Proposal Sprint.

    Thinking of submitting a talk idea to a technical conference? Bring your ideas and drafts to this evening's Code 'n' Splode for feedback and advice. We'll follow a casual workshop format.

    This sprint is geared towards Open Source Bridge, whose proposal deadline is this Friday, but you can work on and get feedback on proposals for any conference.

    **Note: Code-n-Splode (CnS) is a women-focused group. All self-identified women and genderqueer persons are invited to attend and participate, and men are welcome as the guest of a female participant.

    For more information, visit our website, or send an email to our list.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Mar 28 2012
    PDX Open Source GIS Meeting

    Collective Agency

    We meet the 4th Wednesday of every month at the Collective Agency in NW Portland (Old Town). No need to RSVP, all are welcome - our group ranges from the geo-curious to the überhackers.

    Beer at nearby pub to follow, probably Pints.

    This month:

    • Share your projects!
    • Additional agenda TBD
    Website
  • Sunday
    Apr 1 2012
    Dorkbot Workshop -- An Introduction to Pure Data

    Back by popular demand, it's the Dorkbot PDX Introduction to Pure Data. This course is geared at students new to Pd or those who have tinkered in the past and would like another primer.

    Details:

    When: Sunday, April 1st, 2012 Where: Collective Agency (322 NW 6th Ave, Suite 200) in Portland, OR Time: 1-5pm Instructors: Collin, Alex, Jesse, Jason Cost: FREE

    About Pd:

    Pd (aka Pure Data) is a real-time graphical programming environment for audio, video, and graphical processing. It is the third major branch of the family of patcher programming languages known as Max (Max/FTS, ISPW Max, Max/MSP, jMax, etc.) originally developed by Miller Puckette and company at IRCAM. The core of Pd is written and maintained by Miller Puckette and includes the work of many developers, making the whole package very much a community effort.

    Website
  • Sunday
    Apr 15 2012
    Women Who Hack #4

    Collective Agency

    This will be a casual get together for women who want to hack on projects with or around other women. All types of projects (software and hardware), languages, platforms and experience levels are welcome.

    Don't have anything to work on? Come, and we'll help you find a project!

    What you should bring:

    • Your laptop or other equipment
    • Your lovely self!

    We'll provide:

    • the space, including lots of seating and tables
    • internet
    • some snacks, including gluten-free and vegan options.

    Our goal is to support local women hackers (and aspiring hackers) by providing a safe, welcoming environment in which you can connect with and learn from each other.

    We're kid-friendly, too, so feel free to bring your children with you.

    Women Who Hack is open to all self-identified women and genderqueer persons, as well as accompanied children of all genders.

    All participants of Women Who Hack agree to follow the Citizen Code of Conduct.

    Questions? Get in touch: womenwhohack@stumptownsyndicate.org.

    Our Google Group is https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/women-who-hack.

    Website
  • Sunday
    Apr 22 2012
    Collective Strategy with SMUG

    The Social Media Users Group's home and cooperative venue is Collective Agency (a democratic coworking cooperative in PDX) and as a supporting organization of Collective Agency (CA) SMUG wanted to contribute to the coworking space by leading an open collective strategy meeting to further the development of CA's collective social media and general strategy. Anyone can come share ideas and contribute to CA's strategy during this open strategy session and the group will co-create a mindmap to organize ideas that come from the meeting.

    Website
  • Monday
    Apr 23 2012
    OWASP Chapter Meeting

    Jim Manico has offered to come to Portland and do a presentation on Top 10 web coding defenses. Jim has many years experience in the web application security space and currently works with WhiteHat Security & SANS.

    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

    Chapter meetings are free and open to the public.

  • Tuesday
    Apr 24 2012
    Code 'n' Splode: Code Reviews with Gerrit

    Collective Agency

    Topic: Addie (@demew) will present on how software teams can utilize Gerrit for code reviews.

    **Note: Code-n-Splode (CnS) is a women-focused group. All self-identified women and genderqueer persons are invited to attend and participate, and men are welcome as the guest of a female participant.

    For more information, visit our website, or send an email to our list.

    Website
  • *CANCELLED* PDX Erlang *CANCELLED*

    CANCELLED due to geolocation

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Apr 25 2012
    PDX Open Source GIS Meeting

    Collective Agency

    We meet the 4th Wednesday of every month at the Collective Agency in NW Portland (Old Town). No need to RSVP, all are welcome - our group ranges from the geo-curious to the überhackers. Beer at nearby pub to follow, probably Pints.

    Two talks this month, jam-packed with mapping goodness:

    When Google Maps Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade - Wm Leler - @wmleler

    Google Maps has long been the choice for embedding maps on your website, or building map mashups. But Google's recent announcement that they will start charging for maps (or including ads on maps) has people looking at other options. As an added bonus, many of the alternative solutions have significant advantages over Google Maps. If you are a website owner with an embedded simple map, this talk will show you how you can dump Google Maps and switch over to other solutions in minutes (both free and paid). If you are a web designer, you'll see how you can customize maps so they will look the way you want them to look, not the way Google wants them to look. If you are a programmer building map-based webapps, you'll see how open source mapping APIs like Leaflet and Modest Maps make it faster and easier to build map mashups and have them work the way you want.

    Bio - Wm is a principal engineer at Flightstats, where he draws lots of airplanes, airports, weather, and other things on maps, and a Fellow at the Banff Centre for the Arts, where he has worked with some amazing artists on web-based, virtual reality, and location-based mobile projects

    MapBox - Justin Miller - @incanus77.

    Justin is all things iOS for the MapBox team. He'll be joining us again to show us what MapBox has been up to lately (and they've been busy) including their strategy in the Google Maps space, their new iOS SDK, MapBox streets layer, custom styled maps, what Artem from Mapnik is doing now that he's joined the team and what they're doing with open source in general. Something for everyone and a great follow-up to Wm's talk.

    Bio - Justin brings a wealth of mobile application development experience to MapBox. He has expertise in client-side programming on the Mac, iPhone, and iPad, as well as server-side programming and administration on UNIX platforms.

    Website
  • Monday
    Apr 30 2012
    BarCamp 6 Retrospective

    Collective Agency

    Did you help plan BarCamp Portland 6? Come give your feedback on the event. Let's discuss what went well, what didn't and what we can do better for next year's event.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    May 22 2012
    PDX Erlang

    This meetup is for people of all experience levels, from no programming experience to curmudgeony basement-dwellers. Our format will be slightly different from what you are use to in a user group, optimized for fun. Learn you some Erlang.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    May 23 2012
    PDX Open Source GIS Meeting

    Collective Agency

    We meet the 4th Wednesday of every month at the Collective Agency in NW Portland (Old Town). No need to RSVP, all are welcome - our group ranges from the geo-curious to the überhackers. Beer at nearby pub to follow, probably Pints.

    This month: CartoDB Hack Session

    this month we don't have a talk lined up so we thought we would shake things up a little bit and do a little hack session as a group with one of the newer kids on the block, CartoDB. It's data management, map styling/publishing and an API for vector/raster spatial queries all rolled into one without needing to muck with server management. A researchers dream and built on open source goodness. What's that you say you're not a software developer? Perfect because you don't need to be to get started. We can roll up our sleeves and work together, ask lots of silly questions and learn lots of new things.

    They offer a free account and tutorial to get started. Should be fun, see you tomorrow.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jun 20 2012
    Social Media Users Group Meeting - Social Media Identity

    Whether you're a social media personal user, an in-house marketer, a brand manager, a social minded professional for hire, or a social media newbie, join us for the June Social Media Users Group Meeting open discussion on social media identity.

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  • Thursday
    Jun 21 2012
    Gaming for Social Good

    As the use of video games becomes more pervasive--think Angry Birds to Farmville to Wii Fitness--it becomes useful to consider their wider impact on our lives. Are they merely useful for entertainment, or can games help create change through creativity, imagination and play? Can games be valuable for mission-based groups like non-profits, NGOs and community organizations? How can game development connect students to real-world problems?

    We’ll kick off the evening with a panel discussion including speakers at the intersection of gaming and game development for education, non-profit enablement and youth outreach. Our panelists will explore how gaming and the creation of games can positively impact our local communities and wider world mission-based efforts. Following audience Q&A, everyone is welcome to continue the discussion over networking, food and soft drinks.

    Join us to discuss how creating games and game development can benefit the social good!

    What: Meetup and Panel Roundtable
    When: Thursday, June 21st 6-9pm
    Where: Collective Agency, 322 NW Sixth Ave (between Everett and Flanders)
    Who: Game Developers and Designers, Creatives, Educators, Non-Profits, Programmers, Entrepreneurs, Businesses

    Please RSVP through Eventbrite http://gaming4good.eventbrite.com/ or Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/189704944489416/


    Moderator

    Erik Wecks, Author of How to Manage Your Money When You Don't Have Any and contributor to GeekDad on Wired.com

    Panelists

    Keld Bangsberg, Academic Department Director at the Art Institute of Portland including Game Art & Design, Media Arts & Animation, Visual & Game Programming, and Design Visualization.

    Chris Brooks, VP of Technology at WebMD and Director at TechStart Education Foundation, which hosts the Oregon Game Project Challenge.

    Scott Crabtree, HappyBrainScience. Video game designer, producer, and entrepreneur with over 10 years of professional experience managing the development of video games and has published games on PCs, consoles and the iPhone.

    Jason Galbraith, Robotics and Programming Instructor at Sunset High School, Saturday Academy Instructor and coach for the Oregon Game Project Challenge.

    Brian Jamison, founder of OpenSourcery, which specializes in Drupal for non-profits and hosts Donor Rally (http://donorrally.com), a free social fundraising game that has helped non-profits raise nearly a million dollars online.

    About the Hosts:

    PDXTech4Good People and technology creating social good.

    Social changemakers and technological forerunners come together at PDXTech4Good events to mix, swap stories, share ideas, build new relationships, and reinforce the online communities of NetSquared and the NTEN 501 Tech Clubs. This group is organized/supported by volunteer efforts and open to all to attend.

    Pixel Arts A social entrepreneurship that empowers groups to address social and economic issues through video games. We support innovative collaborations for social good through game development, education, entrepreneurship and community building.

    Website
  • Hacks/Hackers Portland Meetup

    Come discuss data journalism, whether you're a hacker/developer or a hack/journalist, we want to hear about your ideas and experiences.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jul 18 2012
    School of Data's Data Wrangling Handbook Sprint

    We're sprinting to create a draft of the Data Wrangling Handbook, which is a supporting text for the School of Data. The School of Data will be a place where anyone anywhere can learn how to find, clean, analyze, and communicate with data.

    If you plan to attend please sign up on the etherpad.

    The School of Data is a partnership between the Open Knowledge Foundation and Peer 2 Peer University, with the goal of making open data accessible to everyone.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Jul 19 2012
    Hacks/Hackers Portland Meetup

    Come discuss data journalism, whether you're a hacker/developer or a hack/journalist, we want to hear about your ideas and experiences.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Aug 1 2012
    Social Media Users Group Meeting - Social Media Branding

    This is going to be a continuation of our June topic (social media identity) discussion as it naturally evolved towards our July Topic Social Media Branding.

    Website
  • Sunday
    Aug 5 2012
    Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator

    Collective Agency

    An RSVP is required. There are 6 positions are available plus 3 positions for observers (due to conference room size).

    Sign up for a "console" at this link. Dont worry too much about who gets what console. We can play timed games and trade spots at least once. http://doodle.com/fe58swtuseqvvt8b

    Positions: Captain, Helm, Weapons, Comms, Engineering, Science

    You can download a demo of the game at the Artemis website - http://www.artemis.eochu.com/

    I will be providing a licenced copy of the game to each station, which is allowed by the license.

    In order to play you must bring a laptop that is capable of running the Artemis software. It works on Windows, and will work on OSX using Wine emulation.

    We must be out of the space by 7:45pm.

    Chip in for some snacks here: http://www.everythingfunded.com/projects/artemis-snacks

  • Thursday
    Aug 16 2012
    Hacks/Hackers Portland Meetup

    Come discuss data journalism, whether you're a hacker/developer or a hack/journalist, we want to hear about your ideas and experiences.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Aug 23 2012
    Portland G4C: Meaningful Design in Games

    Collective Agency

    One way to engage social good with games is through careful consideration of meaningful design. In this presentation, Corvus Elrod highlights occurrences of meaningful game design throughout history, as well as in video games.

    Please join us for this exciting discussion and meet fellow members. We also will have a brief update on the status of Portland Games for Change including upcoming events and the next steps on setting group priorities.


    Corvus Elrod is a Semionaut and Play Designer. He is the co-founder of a Zakelro!, a two-person, one-poodle creative studio in Portland, OR. He is also the creator of Bhaloidam, an independently published tabletop storytelling platform.

    Corvus has been designing participatory experiences for the better part of two decades, beginning with his exploration of improvisational theater. As he incorporated more and more game mechanics into his performances, he turned his attention to how game mechanics communicate meaning and began formalizing a semiotic theory of game design. He has contracted for a broad spectrum of clients, from major videogame studios and publishers--including THQ, EA, and Playdom--to installation artists and theater directors. He is also working on several small game projects in collaboration with other independent developers and artists.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Aug 29 2012
    TEDtalk Screening

    Let's get together and share some worthy ideas. Beer will be provided for the number of people who RSVP: http://doodle.com/xsfux3dkmbz5ecrh Your headcount is appreciated!

    Do you really want to screen a specific talk? Submit a comment in the doodle form!

    Website
  • Thursday
    Sep 20 2012
    SPEAKING MADE EASY for Women in the Technology Community: Mastering the Art of Public Speaking

    Collective Agency

    How Can Speaking Made Easy Help Me?

    1. Become relaxed with your audience
    2. Recognize your unique qualities through genuine positive audience feedback
    3. Develop ability to communicate effectively with your audience

    I have done Toastmasters already.. why Speaking Made Easy? Speaking Made Easy: Is supportive rather than corrective - this is about connecting with your audience & being authentic with yourself Cultivates win-win interpersonal relations - realize your audience is supportive and benign Offers valuable & practical results - naturally pausing & being silent while engaged with your audience is ok and even powerful! Helps you create a sense of Well Being when in the center of attention

    Who participates in Speaking Made Easy?

    Anyone who has to interact with others may need or want to develop improved public speaking skills. You will experience the beneficial effects of the workshop with the first minutes in front of your supportive audience. Speaking Made Easy is the most effective vehicle for developing rapport with groups and individuals. Through the positive and supportive environment of Speaking Made Easy, you realize you enjoy connecting and communicating with groups and individuals.

  • Friday
    Sep 21 2012
    CITCON: Continuous Integration Testing Conference
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    Collective Agency

    IMPORTANT: Space is limited to 150 participants, so please register to reserve a spot. The event is free, but a donation is suggested.

    CITCON, the Continuous Integration and Testing Conference, is a world-wide series of free Open Spaces events for developer-testers, tester-developers and anyone else with an interest in Continuous Integration and the type of Testing that goes along with it.

    CITCON provides a forum to connect with other people on topics you care about, to learn from their experience and share your own. Past topics include:

    • What is Continuous Integration?
    • What CI Tools can learn from the Rubber Chicken
    • What Is The One True Language For Writing Tests?
    • The Future of Build Languages
    • BDD is not TDD
    • How Far is End-to-End?
    • Fit for Fun and Profit
    • Overcoming Barriers to Adoption
    Website
  • Thursday
    Sep 27 2012
    Free Screening of the Secret

    The Secret, described as a self-help film, uses a documentary format to present the Law of Attraction. As described in the film, the "Law of Attraction" principle posits that feelings and thoughts can attract events, feelings, and experiences, from the workings of the cosmos to interactions among individuals in their physical, emotional, and professional affairs.

    sign up here http://doodle.com/ndyphppy2yewarzt

    Hosted by Andrejka Coklyat Sustainable Wellness: Iridology, Graphology & Feng Shui 503-974-4848

  • Wednesday
    Oct 24 2012
    Social Media Users Group Meeting - The Rise of Social Coding

    Jonathan "Duke" Leto will talk about The Rise of Social Coding. Where it's been, where it is now and where we are going.

    http://labs.leto.net/2012/10/10/the-rise-of-social-coding.html

    Website
  • Monday
    Oct 29 2012
    Glass Plate Game

    Collective Agency

    The Glass Plate Game, inspired by Hermann Hesse's Glass Bead Game, is essentially a conversation in the trappings of a board game. The idea is to spark creative and interesting dialog as the players explore connections between ideas against a dynamic mosaic map. There are no winners or losers. There is no order of play. Conversation continues throughout, and anyone can make a move at any time. The end result is an artifact of the conversation. The "game board" makes it easy to follow the twists and turns of the conversation.

    This time the game will be played with a theme: Arts.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Oct 30 2012
    Why Tax Work? Tax and Conversation civics meeting

    “By simplifying income tax laws for people to have more equal lives, everyone will be more comfortable, able to live more humanly.”

    Our weekly Tuesday civics meetings are a structured Q&A, hosted at Collective Agency, open to the public to ask questions and share-and-learn perspectives about this membership organization and about tax in Oregon overall, and the real effects of the real numbers on people’s lives.

    Many people don’t understand anything about tax in society, including myself four months ago before I started learning. Many people do. We’ll learn together. The end result will be an amendment to the Oregon constitution.

    Event info: https://taxandconversation.com/2012/10/22/why-tax-work-civics-meeting-tues-oct-30th-6-7pm/ Amendment draft: https://taxandconversation.com/amendment/ Membership: https://taxandconversation.com/

    -Alex Linsker alexlinsker@gmail.com (503) 369-9174 Twitter: @alexlinsker Facebook: http://facebook.com/taxandconversation Twitter: http://twitter.com/taxconversation

    Website
  • PDX Erlang

    This meetup is for people of all experience levels, from no programming experience to curmudgeony basement-dwellers. Our format will be slightly different from what you are use to in a user group, optimized for fun.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Nov 6 2012
    "Anthropology of emotions and the economy": Tax and Conversation weekly meetings

    If you could choose to live in a world where you'd feel more of an emotion, which would you choose? Happiness? Fear? Excitement? Contentment? Comfort? Something else?

    When you think about income tax, what do you feel? What do you think? What would you prefer? What questions do you have about emotions and the economy? We'll talk in a structured Q&A, share perspectives, and learn a lot.

    Open to the public and members of Tax and Conversation. RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/424700254246488 Agenda: https://taxandconversation.com/2012/11/01/tues-nov-6th-6pm-anthropology-of-emotions-and-the-economy/

    -Alex Linsker alexlinsker@gmail.com (503) 369-9174 Twitter: @alexlinsker Facebook: http://facebook.com/taxandconversation Twitter: http://twitter.com/taxconversation

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Nov 13 2012
    "Cultural myths around income tax": Tax and Conversation weekly civics meetings

    There are some cultural myths around income tax. We'll talk through frequent questions, and see whether the fact-based answers are relevant. We'll start by choosing the 3-5 most relevant questions to us in view of a constitutional amendment for Oregon in 2014 on income tax reform.

    Some questions include: "Why government?" "What about rich people?" "Doesn't the tax law need to be nuanced to incentivize people to work?" "Is this income tax reform political?" "How do we know we can we trust the tax reform to be good for everyone in Oregon?" (These are all real questions I've been asked which touch on core issues where the answer is not obvious.)

    What would you like to learn? What are you concerned or excited about? Areas for questions will include tax, membership, and/or this organization (at least one of each).

    Agenda 6-7pm Tues Nov 13: 1. Intro who we are, what we're working on. 2. Choose three or five questions, talk through, share perspectives, learn. 3. Review what did we like, what can be better next time.

    RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/366214123469511/

    “By simplifying income tax laws for people to have more equal lives, everyone will be more comfortable, able to live more humanly.”

    Alex Linsker alexlinsker@gmail.com (503) 369-9174 Twitter: @alexlinsker Facebook: http://facebook.com/taxandconversation Twitter: http://twitter.com/taxconversation taxandconversation.com

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Nov 28 2012
    Collective Agency Open House

    Collective Agency

    Every last Wednesday of the month, Collective Agency has an open house, and everyone is welcome. Come by anytime 9-5, get lots of work done, and meet us!

    We will be having our regular Wednesday Lightning Talks 2:00 - 2:30pm when two or three people here will give short presentations on something they are working on.

    We have a lot of passionate, interesting, and interested people here, so these casual brief presentations and conversations are always very interesting.

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  • Glass Plate Game: The separate self - what we become at work

    Collective Agency

    the separate self - what we become at work will be the theme for a Glass Plate Game

    The Glass Plate Game, inspired by Hermann Hesse's novel ,The Glass Bead Game, is essentially a conversation in the trappings of a board game. The idea is to spark creative and interesting dialog as the players explore connections between ideas against a dynamic mosaic map. There will be a 5 to 10 minute introduction for new players.

  • Thursday
    Dec 13 2012
    OWASP Chapter Meeting

    Matthew Lapworth will present a talk on static code analysis.

    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

    Chapter meetings are free and open to the public.

  • Wednesday
    Dec 19 2012
    TED Screening

    Screening of some of the most recent and outstanding TEDtalks. Spread and share ideas.

  • Wednesday
    Dec 26 2012
    Glass Plate Game: Alternative programming interfaces for alternative programmers

    Glass Plate Game, preceded by the video, "Alternative programming interfaces for alternative programmers", setting the theme for a directed Glass Plate Game. The game is a loosely structured conversation. Everyone is welcome.

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  • Wednesday
    Jan 9 2013
    OWASP - How to (FLOSS)Hack

    Collective Agency

    Join us for a How to (FLOSS)Hack tutorial, which will introduce several common classes of web application vulnerabilities such as XSS, SQL injection, and XML External Entities flaws. The goal of the session is to bring novice FLOSSHack participants up to speed on how to identify new vulnerabilities that are likely to appear in the target software for this week's FLOSSHack. FLOSSHack is an experimental workshop project designed to bring together those who want to learn more about "hacking" (secure programming and application penetration testing) with those who are in need of low cost or pro bono security auditing.

    NOTE: For best results, please bring a laptop to participate in the hands-on exercises.

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

    Meetings are free and open to the public.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jan 15 2013
    Tax & Conversation: Tuesday 6pm Civics

    The Tax and Conversation community does statewide legal work which comes out of civics events and outreach.

    The work is a constitutional amendment on income tax reform for Oregon 2014, because we want everybody in Oregon to have enough:

    -The most basic healthcare (a place to live, food to eat, and a little money for things like clothes).

    -Human understanding of tax (better trust, empathy, appreciation, courage, positive actions).

    -Jobs (Oregon state government is the biggest employer. Hire at least 30,000 jobs, and treat all businesses and all humans equally).

    RSVP: https://taxandconversation.com/events/

    Alex Linsker alexlinsker@gmail.com (503) 369-9174 Twitter: @alexlinsker Facebook: http://facebook.com/taxandconversation https://taxandconversation.com

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jan 22 2013
    Tax & Conversation: Tuesday 6pm Civics

    The Tax and Conversation community does statewide legal work which comes out of civics events and outreach.

    The work is a constitutional amendment on income tax reform for Oregon 2014, because we want everybody in Oregon to have enough:

    -The most basic healthcare (a place to live, food to eat, and a little money for things like clothes).

    -Human understanding of tax (better trust, empathy, appreciation, courage, positive actions).

    -Jobs (Oregon state government is the biggest employer. Hire at least 30,000 jobs, and treat all businesses and all humans equally).

    RSVP: https://taxandconversation.com/events/

    Alex Linsker alexlinsker@gmail.com (503) 369-9174 Twitter: @alexlinsker Facebook: http://facebook.com/taxandconversation https://taxandconversation.com

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jan 30 2013
    Looking for Coworking or Meeting Space? Open House at Collective Agency

    Collective Agency

    Collective Agency, a dynamic, democratic coworking space in Old Town has openings for members, and is available for meeting rentals. You can join us at this open house, or stop by anytime between 9-5 to check us out.

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  • Saturday
    Feb 9 2013
    Intro to Wikipedia, and open edit-a-thon

    In the first hour, Pete Forsyth will give a presentation and Q&A about Wikipedia: what is it, how did it come to be, how does it work? And, what's with Oregon's special kinship with Wikipedia and all things wiki?

    After the first hour will be an open "edit-a-thon" - you can pair up with experienced Wikipedians to improve any Wikipedia article you like. Some suggestions: Portland's food scene, stuff that "keeps Portland weird", Portland area businesses and startups. Or even zombies. If you have reference materials, bring them along!

    Event sponsors: Wiki Strategies and Prichard Communications.

    Do bring a laptop, if you possibly can! If you don't have one, that's OK -- we may have a few loaners on hand, or you can just work with somebody else who has one.

    See here for more details -- and feel free to edit this page with your ideas: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/Portland/February_2013 (You can sign up either on Meetup.com or on this Wikipedia page).

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  • Wednesday
    Feb 27 2013
    Glass Plate Game

    Inspired by Hermann Hesse's novel "The Glass Bead Game", the Glass Plate Game, is essentially a conversation in the trappings of a board game. The idea is to spark creative and interesting dialog as the players explore connections between ideas against a dynamic mosaic map. There are no winners or losers. There is no order of play. Conversation flows throughout, and the end result is an artifact of the conversation, which can, itself, become a subject of further discussion. The topic of the game begins as The Math and Science in Sci-Fi

    (the meta-game). We will begin with an introduction to the Game then launch right into playing. If you can't make it on time or stay the whole time, come anyway! It's better to see you briefly than not at all. The Game can last as long as we want it to, and go in any direction. After playing, there will be time for interested parties to talk further.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Mar 27 2013
    Collective Agency Monthly Open House

    Collective Agency

    This Wednesday March 27th, there is an Open House at Collective Agency. Our business is commercial sublease to members for 24/7 access.

    Collective Agency is the cooperative/democratic/co-working cozy workplace located in Old Town, Portland.

    Our community mission: Come work with passionate commitment in a democratically governed community.

    Arrive as early as 9am to work (buzz "200" on the door). At 11:45am we’ll go to the food carts and sit indoors to eat and chat.

    Every Wednesday at 2pm members give Lightning Talks, which are 2-4 minutes long and can be about anything the member giving the talk would like to learn about by sharing with people here. (A project they’re working on or anything under the sun that they’d like us to hear about, that they are passionately committed to.)

    Stay as late as 5pm. Bring friends and co-workers, and expect to meet friendly people.

    Collective Agency

    Phone: (503) 517-6900 Fax: (503) 517-6901 Email: council@collectiveagency.co

    322 NW Sixth Ave, Suite 200, Portland Oregon 97209

    http://collectiveagency.co

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Apr 24 2013
    Collective Agency Open House & Potluck

    Collective Agency

    Wednesday, April 24th, 9am-5pm, come and work at Collective Agency during the Open House. http://collectiveagency.co/

    Community Mission Statement:

    "Collective Agency is a cozy place to work alongside people doing work they’re passionate about and committed to, where 80% of people say hi. Come and work here!"

    Schedule (come when you like): 9am - open 12pm - potluck lunch here on the sofas (best to come before lunch) 2-2:30pm - Lightning Talks (like TED Talks, members talk for 2-8 minutes about something they're passionate about and committed to, whether work or otherwise). 5pm - end of open house.

    The open house is for everybody who'd like to work here for the day. Members have 24/7 access. You can try us out for a week if you're considering membership. http://collectiveagency.co/membership/ Community guidelines: http://collectiveagency.co/community-guidelines

    RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/155030127990843/

    Collective Agency 322 NW Sixth Ave, Suite 200, Portland Oregon 97209 Phone: (503) 517-6900 Fax: (503) 517-6901 Email: council@collectiveagency.co http://collectiveagency.co/

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jun 5 2013
    OWASP Chapter Meeting - Jim Manico

    Jim Manico has offered to come and give us another great talk. Topic will either be "Top Ten Web Defenses" or "Securing the Software Development Lifecycle".

    We will serve Pizza! Please RSVP by emailing {tim . morgan at owasp.org} so we can better estimate how much to order.

    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

    Chapter meetings are free and open to the public.

  • Wednesday
    Jun 26 2013
    Collective Agency Monthly Open House & Potluck

    Collective Agency

    Open House at Collective Agency (Wednesday, June 26th)

    Wednesday, June 26th, 9am to 5pm, come and work at Collective Agency during our Open House, and join us for a potluck lunch!

    Community Mission Statement:

    "Collective Agency is a cozy place to work alongside people doing work they’re passionate about and committed to, where 80% of people say hi. Come and work here!"

    Schedule (come when you like): • 9am – open • 12pm - potluck lunch here on the sofas (Best to come before lunch--- It’s great if you do bring food, but it’s fine not to, also!) • 2-2:30pm - Lightning Talks (like TED Talks, members talk for 2-8 minutes about something they're passionate about and committed to, whether work or otherwise) • 5pm - end of open house

    The open house is for everybody who'd like to work here for the day. Members have 24/7 access, and you can come try us out for a week if you’re considering membership, to get a feel for the place and the people that work here. Visit our website for details on how to become a member.

    To RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/521472474575070/?context=create

    -- Collective Agency 322 NW Sixth Ave, Suite 200, Portland Oregon 97209 Phone: (503) 517-6900 Fax: (503) 517-6901 Email: council@collectiveagency.co

    Website
  • Monday
    Jul 8 2013
    Intro to iOS Workshop

    Lets start with a simple intro to native iOS development. We'll have an overview of the process and an introduction to Xcode and Objective-C while building a simple "Hello World" style app.

    Space is limited to please RSVP on the meetup web site.

    http://www.meetup.com/PDX-iOS/events/124340512/

    Thanks.

    Julio

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  • Monday
    Jul 22 2013
    Domain Modeling with Neo4j

    Collective Agency

    Neo4j is a powerful and expressive tool for storing, querying and manipulating data. However modeling data as graphs is quite different from modelling data under a relational database. In this talk, Michael Hunger will cover modelling business domains using graphs and show how they can be persisted and queried in Neo4j. We'll contrast this approach with the relational model, and discuss the impact on complexity, flexibility and performance.


    We will also be showcasing our new tool GraphGist, and whiteboarding your particular use cases during the session. As always, beer/grub is provided by Neo4j.


    *Do you want us to model your specific domain? Ping the PDX organizers and we will use your domain as an example during the meetup!*

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jul 31 2013
    Collective Agency Monthly Open House & Potluck

    Collective Agency

    Open House at Collective Agency (Wednesday, July 31st)

    Wednesday, July 31st, 9am to 5pm, come and work at Collective Agency during our Open House, and join us for a potluck lunch!

    Community Mission Statement:

    "Collective Agency is a cozy place to work alongside people doing work they’re passionate about and committed to, where 80% of people say hi. Come and work here!"

    Schedule (come when you like): • 9am – open • 12pm - potluck lunch here on the sofas (Best to come before lunch--- It’s great if you do bring food, but it’s fine not to, also!) • 2-2:30pm - Lightning Talks (like TED Talks, members talk for 2-8 minutes about something they're passionate about and committed to, whether work or otherwise) • 5pm - end of open house

    The open house is for everybody who'd like to work here for the day. Members have 24/7 access, and you can come try us out for a week if you’re considering membership, to get a feel for the place and the people that work here. Visit our website for details on how to become a member.

    To RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/521472474575070/?context=create

    -- Collective Agency 322 NW Sixth Ave, Suite 200, Portland Oregon 97209 Phone: (503) 517-6900 Fax: (503) 517-6901 Email: council@collectiveagency.co

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Aug 28 2013
    Collective Agency Monthly Open House & Potluck

    Collective Agency

    Wednesday, August 28th, 9am to 5pm, come and work at Collective Agency during our Open House, and join us for a potluck lunch!

    Community Mission Statement:

    "Collective Agency is a cozy place to work alongside people doing work they’re passionate about and committed to, where 80% of people say hi. Come and work here!"

    Schedule (come when you like): • 9am – open • 12pm - potluck lunch here on the sofas (Best to come before lunch--- It’s great if you do bring food, but it’s fine not to, also!) • 2-2:30pm - Lightning Talks (like TED Talks, members talk for 2-8 minutes about something they're passionate about and committed to, whether work or otherwise) • 5pm - end of open house

    The open house is for everybody who'd like to work here for the day, regardless of whether or not you're interested in membership; it's a good day to work with friends.

    Members have 24/7 access, and you can come try us out for a week if you’re considering membership to get a feel for the place and the people that work here. http://collectiveagency.co/membership/

    Community guidelines: http://collectiveagency.co/community-guidelines

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Sep 25 2013
    Collective Agency Monthly Open House & Potluck

    Collective Agency

    Open House at Collective Agency (Wednesday, September 25th)

    Wednesday, September 25th, 9am to 5pm, come and work at Collective Agency during our Open House, and join us for a potluck lunch!

    Community Mission Statement:

    "Collective Agency is a cozy place to work alongside people doing work they’re passionate about and committed to, where 80% of people say hi. Come and work here!"

    Schedule (come when you like): • 9am – open • 12pm - potluck lunch here on the sofas (Best to come before lunch--- It’s great if you do bring food, but it’s fine not to, also!) • 2-2:30pm - Lightning Talks (like TED Talks, members talk for 2-8 minutes about something they're passionate about and committed to, whether work or otherwise) • 5pm - end of open house

    The open house is for everybody who'd like to work here for the day, regardless of whether or not you're interested in membership; it's a good day to work with friends.

    Members have 24/7 access, and you can come try us out for a week if you’re considering membership to get a feel for the place and the people that work here. http://collectiveagency.co/membership/

    Community guidelines: http://collectiveagency.co/community-guidelines

    RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/158754014324910/

    -- Collective Agency 322 NW Sixth Ave, Suite 200, Portland Oregon 97209 Phone: (503) 517-6900 Fax: (503) 517-6901 Email: council@collectiveagency.co

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Oct 30 2013
    Collective Agency Open House & Potluck

    Collective Agency

    Open House at Collective Agency (Wednesday, October 30th)

    Wednesday, October 30th, 9am to 5pm, come and work at Collective Agency during our Open House, and join us for a potluck lunch!

    People are invited to wear costumes for Halloween.

    Community Mission Statement:

    "Collective Agency is a cozy place to work alongside people doing work they’re passionate about and committed to, where 80% of people say hi. Come and work here!"

    Schedule (come when you like): • 9am – open • 12pm - potluck lunch here on the sofas (Best to come before lunch--- It’s great if you do bring food, but it’s fine not to, also!) • 2-2:30pm - Lightning Talks (like TED Talks, members talk for 2-8 minutes about something they're passionate about and committed to, whether work or otherwise) • 5pm - end of open house

    The open house is for everybody who'd like to work here for the day, regardless of whether or not you're interested in membership; it's a good day to work with friends.

    Members have 24/7 access, and you can come try us out for a week if you’re considering membership to get a feel for the place and the people that work here. http://collectiveagency.co/membership/

    Community guidelines: http://collectiveagency.co/community-guidelines

    RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/739841152699458/

    -- Collective Agency 322 NW Sixth Ave, Suite 200, Portland Oregon 97209 Phone: (503) 517-6900 Fax: (503) 517-6901 Email: council@collectiveagency.co

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Nov 27 2013
    Collective Agency Open House & Potluck

    Collective Agency

    Open House at Collective Agency (Wednesday, November 27th)

    Wednesday, November 27th, 9am to 5pm, come and work at Collective Agency during our Open House, and join us for a potluck lunch!

    Community Mission Statement:

    "Collective Agency is a cozy place to work alongside people doing work they’re passionate about and committed to, where 80% of people say hi. Come and work here!"

    Schedule (come when you like): • 9am – open • 12pm - potluck lunch here on the sofas • 2-2:30pm - Lightning Talks (like TED Talks, members talk for 2-8 minutes about something they're passionate about and committed to, whether work or otherwise) • 5pm - end of open house

    The open house is for everybody who'd like to work here for the day, regardless of whether or not you're interested in membership; it's a good day to work with friends.

    Members have 24/7 access. http://collectiveagency.co/membership/

    Community guidelines: http://collectiveagency.co/community-guidelines

    RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/722885731074160/

    -- Collective Agency 322 NW Sixth Ave, Suite 200, Portland Oregon 97209 Phone: (503) 517-6900 Fax: (503) 517-6901 Email: council@collectiveagency.co

    Website
  • Thursday
    Dec 12 2013
    Collective Agency Holiday Party

    There will be a holiday party at Collective Agency Thursday December 12th, from 5-8pm, for members, friends, co-workers, partners, families, and visitors.

    Bring a food or drink item of your delight. Many members have kids -- kids are welcome too. Partners, spouses, family, and friends, co-workers...

    This will be a social/non-work event in the big loft room.

    Bring anybody you'd like, and especially bring yourself. (As with all after-hours events here, members who want to work during the event have unlimited access in conference rooms.)


    Logistics: Visitors who've been here before or heard about us but haven't yet visited are welcome; bring a decorative or functional gift for the Collective Agency community (books, objects, technology, art), or a food or drink item.

    To do: a party music playlist, visually warm/light/fun decorations, visuals to project onto our spinning disco ball, what else? Comment below to volunteer. Questions? Suggestions? Email Alex Linsker and Resh at council@collectiveagency.co call (503) 517-6900 or write a comment below.

    Website: http://collectiveagency.co RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/751459928214592/ or email council@collectiveagency.co

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  • Saturday
    Jan 18 2014
    Collective Agency Third Saturdays 9am to 5pm

    Collective Agency

    Collective Agency staff are trying an experiment: additional to everything else we have, we’ll be staffed on the Third Saturday of the month, 9am-5pm (this coming Saturday January 18th, and next month February 15th).

    The reason why is for Collective Agency to be open for tours (and work here for a day) for people who wouldn’t be available during the week and would like to try membership.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jan 29 2014
    Collective Agency Monthly Open House & Potluck

    Collective Agency

    Wednesday, January 29th, 9am to 5pm, come and work at Collective Agency during our Open House, and join us for a potluck lunch!

    Community Mission Statement:

    "Collective Agency is a cozy place to work alongside people doing work they’re passionate about and committed to, where 80% of people say hi. Come and work here!"

    Schedule (come when you like): • 9am – open • 12pm - potluck lunch here on the sofas • 2-2:30pm - Lightning Talks (like TED Talks, members talk for 2-8 minutes about something they're passionate about and committed to, whether work or otherwise) • 5pm - end of open house

    The open house is for everybody who'd like to work here for the day, regardless of whether or not you're interested in membership; it's a good day to work with friends.

    Members have 24/7 access. http://collectiveagency.co/membership/

    Community guidelines: http://collectiveagency.co/community-guidelines

    RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/184987988365717

    Collective Agency 322 NW Sixth Ave, Suite 200, Portland Oregon 97209 Phone: (503) 517-6900 Fax: (503) 517-6901 Email: council@collectiveagency.co

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Feb 26 2014
    Collective Agency Monthly Open House & Potluck

    Collective Agency

    Wednesday, February 26th, 9am to 5pm, come and work at Collective Agency during our Open House, and join us for a potluck lunch!

    Community Mission Statement:

    "Collective Agency is a cozy place to work alongside people doing work they’re passionate about and committed to, where 80% of people say hi. Come and work here!"

    Schedule (come when you like):

    • 9am – open

    • 12pm - potluck lunch here on the sofas (Best to come before lunch--- It’s great if you do bring food, but it’s fine not to, also!)

    • 2-2:30pm - Lightning Talks (like TED Talks, members talk for 2-8 minutes about something they're passionate about and committed to, whether work or otherwise)

    • 5pm - end of open house

    The open house is for everybody who'd like to work here for the day, regardless of whether or not you're interested in membership; it's a good day to work with friends.

    Members have 24/7 access. We have around 50 members and room to grow to around 100 members. http://collectiveagency.co/membership/

    Community guidelines: http://collectiveagency.co/community-guidelines

    RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/746867448659776/

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Mar 26 2014
    Collective Agency Monthly Open House & Potluck

    Collective Agency

    Wednesday, March 26th, 9am to 5pm, come and work at Collective Agency during our Open House, and join us for a potluck lunch!

    Community Mission Statement:

    "Collective Agency is a cozy place to work alongside people doing work they’re passionate about and committed to, where 80% of people say hi. Come and work here!"

    Schedule (come when you like):

    • 9am – open

    • 12pm - potluck lunch here on the sofas (Best to come before lunch--- It’s great if you do bring food, but it’s fine not to, also!)

    • 2-2:30pm - Lightning Talks (like TED Talks, members talk for 2-8 minutes about something they're passionate about and committed to, whether work or otherwise)

    • 5pm - end of open house

    The open house is for everybody who'd like to work here for the day, regardless of whether or not you're interested in membership; it's a good day to work with friends.

    Members have 24/7 access. We have around 50 members and room to grow to around 100 members. http://collectiveagency.co/membership/

    Community guidelines: http://collectiveagency.co/community-guidelines

    RSVP: www.facebook.com/events/692952134076855/?source=1

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Apr 30 2014
    Open House & Potluck at Collective Agency

    Collective Agency

    Wednesday, April 30th, 9am to 5pm, come and work at Collective Agency during our Open House, and join us for a potluck lunch!

    Community Mission Statement:

    "Collective Agency is a cozy place to work alongside people doing work they’re passionate about and committed to, where 80% of people say hi. Come and work here!"

    Schedule (come when you like): • 9am – open • 12pm - potluck lunch here on the sofas (Best to come before lunch --- It’s great if you do bring food, but it’s fine not to, also!) • 2-2:30pm - Lightning Talks (like TED Talks, members talk for 2-8 minutes about something they're passionate about and committed to, whether work or otherwise) • 5pm - end of open house

    The open house is for everybody who'd like to work here for the day, regardless of whether or not you're interested in membership; it's a good day to work with friends.

    Members have 24/7 access. We have almost 60 members, with room to grow to around 100 members. http://collectiveagency.co/membership/

    Community guidelines: http://collectiveagency.co/community-guidelines

    RSVP: www.facebook.com/events/632633636830053/

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  • Wednesday
    May 28 2014
    Open House & Potluck at Collective Agency

    Collective Agency

    Wednesday May 28th, 9am to 5pm, come and work at Collective Agency during our Open House, and join us for a potluck lunch!

    Community Mission Statement:

    "Collective Agency is a cozy place to work alongside people doing work they’re passionate about and committed to, where 80% of people say hi. Come and work here!"

    Schedule (come when you like): • 9am – open • 12pm - potluck lunch here on the sofas (Best to come before lunch --- It’s great if you do bring food, but it’s fine not to, also!) • 2-2:30pm - Lightning Talks (like TED Talks, members talk for 2-8 minutes about something they're passionate about and committed to, whether work or otherwise. A member will share a short film he's made, and we'll have yoga/stretching.) • 5pm - end of open house

    The open house is for everybody who'd like to work here for the day, regardless of whether or not you're interested in membership; it's a good day to work with friends.

    Members have 24/7 access. We have around 60 members and 3 staff, with room to grow to around 100 members. http://collectiveagency.co/membership/

    Community guidelines: http://collectiveagency.co/community-guidelines

    RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/712192602170264/

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jun 25 2014
    Open House & Potluck Lunch at Collective Agency

    Collective Agency

    Wednesday June 25th, 9am to 5pm, come and work at Collective Agency during our Open House, and join us for a potluck lunch!

    Community Mission Statement:

    “Collective Agency is a cozy place to work alongside people doing work they’re passionate about and committed to, where 80% of people say hi. Come and work here!”

    RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/306065929569418/

    Schedule (come when you like):

    • 9am – open

    • 12pm – potluck lunch here on the sofas (Best to come before lunch — It’s great if you do bring food, but it’s fine not to, also!)

    • 2-2:30pm – Lightning Talks (like TED Talks, members talk for 2-8 minutes about something they’re passionate about and committed to, whether work or otherwise, to be followed by light yoga/stretching.)

    • 5pm – end of open house

    The open house is for everybody who’d like to work here for the day, regardless of whether or not you’re interested in membership; it’s a good day to work with friends.

    Members have 24/7 access. We have around 60 members and 3 staff, with room to grow to around 100 members. http://collectiveagency.co/membership/

    Community Guidelines are the core of the terms of service: http://collectiveagency.co/community-guidelines

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jul 30 2014
    July 2014 Open House & Potluck Lunch at Collective Agency

    Collective Agency

    Wednesday July 30th, 9am to 5pm, come and work at Collective Agency during our Open House, and join us for a potluck lunch!

    Community Mission Statement:

    “Collective Agency is a cozy place to work alongside people doing work they’re passionate about and committed to, where 80% of people say hi. Come and work here!”

    RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1481236122120319/

    Schedule (come when you like):

    • 9am – open

    • 12pm – potluck lunch here on the sofas (Best to come before lunch — It’s great if you do bring food, but it’s fine not to, also!)

    • 2-2:30pm – Lightning Talks (like TED Talks, members talk for 2-8 minutes about something they’re passionate about and committed to, whether work or otherwise, to be followed by light yoga/stretching.)

    • 5pm – end of open house

    The open house is for everybody who’d like to work here for the day, regardless of whether or not you’re interested in membership; it’s a good day to work with friends.

    Members have 24/7 access. We have around 60 members and 3 staff, with room to grow to around 100 members. http://collectiveagency.co/membership/

    Community Guidelines are the core of the terms of service: http://collectiveagency.co/community-guidelines

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Aug 27 2014
    August Open House

    Collective Agency

    Wednesday August 27th, 9am to 5pm, come and work at Collective Agency during our Open House! http://collectiveagency.co/

    Community Mission Statement:

    "Collective Agency is a cozy place to work alongside people doing work they’re passionate about and committed to, where 80% of people say hi. Come and work here!"

    RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/745447115512749/

    Schedule (come when you like): • 9am - Open

    • 12pm - Lunch from the local food carts. Arrive before noon to join us.

    • 2-2:30pm - Optional Member Meeting - for members to share updates/events, goals, and questions/suggestions, and to get feedback from other members if there are things they'd like to organize here. We love having a variety of events, groups and activities here and want more of that.

    • 5pm - End of Open House

    The open house is for everybody who'd like to work here for the day, regardless of whether or not you're interested in membership; it's a good day to work with friends.

    Members have 24/7 access. We have just over 60 members and 2 staff, with room to grow to around 100 members. http://collectiveagency.co/membership/

    Website