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CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

2505 SE 11th Avenue, #300
Portland, OR 97202, US (map)

Access Notes

Suite 300, 3rd floor. Office will have a CrowdCompass sign. Enter the building after hours on Division by walking through Ford Food & Drink, or on 11th by walking through the parking lot.

Future events happening here

  • Saturday
    Oct 25 2014
    WordPress 101 - Intro to WordPress

    WordPress 101 - Intro to WordPress Development - Day 2 of 2 Day series.

    With 20% of the web running on WordPress, it's no surprise when a prospective client contacts you for Wordpress site development. As of Feb, 2014 WordPress version 3.8 downloads passed the 20 million mark.

    Join Girl Develop It and Jenn Stoffel for an introductory look into all things WordPress. We will show you the basics of how to create a WordPress website by customizing it to fit your needs. We'll learn about Themes, Plugins and Widgets and how to spot a good or bad one. We will publish posts and learn about the types of content we can publish. Most importantly, our instructor and TA's will be here to answer any questions you may have along the way. You'll leave with an understanding of the basics and an ability to publish your own WordPress site.

    This class is a 2-day series running on Saturdays, October 18th and October 25th, 9am - 1pm each day. The cost of the class covers both days. Please RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/Girl-Develop-It-Portland/events/209732652/

    Website

Past events that happened here

  • Thursday
    Mar 1 2012
    Social Media Leap of Faith [Panel Discussion]

    Ford Motors plans to spend 25% of their marketing budget on social media. According to all the hype, social media is still the hot ticket. But hype is... hype. Should your company increase its social media spend in 2012? At this event, experienced marketers will discuss the value of social media marketing, as compared to more traditional marketing. Panelists will also cover budget allocations for social media, tracking tools and results.

    Expert Panelists:

    Scott Trepanier, Sr. Manager of PR & Promotions at Columbia Sportswear

    Toban Zolman, Product Manager at Shopignighter

    Kevin Murphy, Director of Digital Strategy at CMD

    Details:

    • Cost: Free – With beer and snacks provided.

    • Live web streaming also available at http://www.livestream.com/innovationinmotio...

    • RSVP required to reserve your seat – space is limited.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Mar 20 2012
    Ruby Beginners Meetup, aka Ruby Newbie Brewby

    Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby. Bring questions. Drink $beverage. Hack.

    Experienced Rubyists welcome; we want you to share your expertise!

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Mar 27 2012
    NSCoder

    NSCoder is about Cocoa developers getting together to help each other code. We're also following the Stanford CS193p fall 2011 course. Come join and follow along.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Apr 3 2012
    Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting (NEW VENUE)

    ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby, libraries, tools and techniques. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday".

    VENUE: This venue is kindly provided by CrowdCompass, "the ultimate mobile app provider for conferences": http://www.crowdcompass.com/

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Apr 10 2012
    NSCoder

    Gathering of local iOS and Mac developers to help each other through projects. Currently following the fall semester from CS193c Standford University.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Apr 17 2012
    Ruby Beginners Meetup, aka Ruby Newbie Brewby

    Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby. Bring questions. Drink $beverage. Hack.

    Experienced Rubyists welcome; we want you to share your expertise!

    Website
  • Tuesday
    May 1 2012
    Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting [NEW VENUE!]

    ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby, libraries, tools and techniques. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday".

    VENUE: This venue is kindly provided by CrowdCompass, "the ultimate mobile app provider for conferences": http://www.crowdcompass.com/

    Website
  • Tuesday
    May 8 2012
    NSCoder

    A gathering of iOS and Mac developers to assist in coding exercises and strategies.

    Website
  • Thursday
    May 10 2012
    Innovation in Motion Panel Discussion: Video Killed the Radio Star

    Panelists:

    Keith Wymbs, CMO from Elemental Technologies

    Tomas Robertsson, Business Developement from Deltatre

    Zeke Camusio, CEO from The Outsourcing Company

    Panel event is free but RSVP is required here http://www.meetup.com/Innovation-in-Motion/events/49377082/

    Making the argument for the future of video marketing is easy. Actually, it’s not even an argument. Online advertising is growing, and videos are the fastest growing sector. More people are watching videos online, for more hours, and the marketers are waving video flags all around us. Join our video experts in a panel discussion on the future trends of video marketing and video technology. Find out what is disrupting the broadcast video landscape.

    This session will provide an overview of how traditional media delivery and advertising are evolving in the Internet age. The session will also delve into some of the key technology trends that are enabling a video everywhere world and how specific initiatives announced by major players in industry over the last year show how quickly these trends are accelerating.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    May 15 2012
    Ruby Beginners Meetup, aka Ruby Newbie Brewby

    Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby. Bring questions. Drink $beverage. Hack.

    Experienced Rubyists welcome; we want you to share your expertise!

    Website
  • Tuesday
    May 22 2012
    NSCoder

    NSCoder is collaboration between other iOS and Mac developers from Portland. We're following the Stanford iOS Dev course currently.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jun 5 2012
    Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting: Riak, UNIX IPC, Marmoset Patching and more

    PRESENTATIONS:

    • Markus Roberts: Hangman Ruby puzzle featuring Marmoset Patching
    • Casey Rosenthal: Overview and use of Riak, a NoSQL database with a focus on availability, fault-tolerance and scaling
    • Jon Guymon: UNIX IPC with Ruby, a report from the trenches at New Relic
    • ...and more

    ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby, libraries, tools and techniques. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday".

    VENUE: This venue is kindly provided by CrowdCompass, "the ultimate mobile app provider for conferences": http://www.crowdcompass.com/

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jun 19 2012
    NSCoder

    Where iOS and Mac developers get together to solve coding mysteries.

    Website
  • Ruby Beginners Meetup, aka Ruby Newbie Brewby

    Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby. Bring questions. Drink $beverage. Hack.

    Experienced Rubyists welcome; we want you to share your expertise!

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jul 3 2012
    Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting: Concurrency in Ruby; Installing and managing Ruby interpreters; etc

    PRESENTATIONS:

    • Matthew Boeh will present "Concurrency in Ruby": The history of concurrency in Ruby. Current options and how the current Ruby implementations differ. The tradeoffs between evented and threaded approaches to I/O. What Rubyists can learn from other languages.
    • Nic Benders and Igal Koshevoy will present "Installing and Managing Ruby Interpreters": rvm and rbenv + ruby-build; deploying with Chef and Puppet; provisioning with cloud-init and other options.
    • ...and more!

    ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby, libraries, tools and techniques. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday".

    VENUE: This venue is kindly provided by CrowdCompass, "the ultimate mobile app provider for conferences": http://www.crowdcompass.com/

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jul 17 2012
    Ruby Beginners Meetup, aka Ruby Newbie Brewby

    Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby. Bring questions. Drink $beverage. Hack.

    Experienced Rubyists welcome; we want you to share your expertise!

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jul 31 2012
    NSCoder

    NSCoder, where iOS and Mac developers get together to cover new topics and help tutor.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Aug 7 2012
    Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting: 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!

    The Portland Ruby Brigade has been meeting up for 10 years! We'll have cake, drinks and some curious presentations. Our friends at Crowd Compass are sponsoring a catered dinner by Nicholas. You're welcome to bring desserts or other yummy things to share.

    Presentations:

    • Markus Roberts will share a 10th anniversary-themed Ruby puzzle
    • Rogelio J. Samour on "I know Kung Fu! (or neo4j on Rails without jRuby)" details
    • Igal Koshevoy on travis-ci, a easy-to-use, free, open source continuous integration system that's great for open source Ruby projects
    • Phil Tomson and Igal Koshevoy will present a timeline of pdxruby history and talk about major events in the group's history.

    ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby, libraries, tools and techniques. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday".

    VENUE: This venue is kindly provided by CrowdCompass, "the ultimate mobile app provider for conferences": http://www.crowdcompass.com/

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Aug 21 2012
    Ruby Beginners Meetup, aka Ruby Newbie Brewby

    Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby. Bring questions. Drink $beverage. Hack.

    Experienced Rubyists welcome; we want you to share your expertise!

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Sep 18 2012
    Ruby Beginners Meetup, aka Ruby Newbie Brewby

    Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby. Bring questions. Drink $beverage. Hack.

    Experienced Rubyists welcome; we want you to share your expertise!

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Oct 2 2012
    Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting

    PRESENTATIONS:

    • Lyle Kopnicky of Janrain will present the design, testing/specification, and implementation of a sophisticated DSL for validating JSON structures using a functional programming-inspired approach.
    • Alex Kira will present "Concurrency with JRuby and the JVM", which will cover actors using the Akka library in JRuby in some detail, along with some patterns of use and techniques to help manage concurrency including java.util.concurrent, Futures, and software transactional memory.
    • Lightning talks:
      • Jesse Cooke: Rails generators that generate generators
      • Ben Cullen-Kerney: Acceptance testing command line applications with Aruba/Cucumber
    • ...and much more!

    ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby, libraries, tools and techniques. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday".

    SPONSOR: This venue is kindly provided by CrowdCompass, "the ultimate mobile app provider for conferences": http://www.crowdcompass.com/

    Website
  • Thursday
    Oct 4 2012
    Innovation in Motion: Community Management Beyond Social Media Marketing

    Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing: Community Management Beyond Social Media Marketing

    People everywhere are talking about community management. We’re here to answer questions like, “Who do I manage?”, “How do I start?”, and “Can’t one of the interns do this?”

    Panelists will share their experiences of growing and managing vibrant, engaged communities for their brands or clients such as Yelp, Nike, and Coca-Cola. We’ll cover what community management is and why it’s critical to your marketing plan. Our experts will also discuss listening versus messaging, and share tips about the dual roles they play within their organization--representing their brand while also being the voice of their community.

    Join us to learn how the community manager’s role is potentially the most powerful one in your entire organization.

    Panelists:

    Laura Adams, Digital Advocacy Manager at Nike Melissa Barker, Enterprise Community Manager at Jive Software Dawn Foster, Community Manager consultant

    Moderated By: Charlie Brown, Founder & CEO of Context Partners http://contextpartners.com/

    This event is free, but RSVP is required. RSVP on Meetup at:

    http://www.meetup.com/Innovation-in-Motion/events/78931512/

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Oct 16 2012
    Ruby Beginners Meetup, aka Ruby Newbie Brewby

    Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby. Bring questions. Drink $beverage. Hack.

    Experienced Rubyists welcome; we want you to share your expertise!

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Nov 6 2012
    Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting

    PRESENTATIONS

    • Sam Livingston-Gray will give a brief (15 minutes or less) review of the "Practical Object-Oriented Design in Ruby" book, and give away at least two copies to those in attendance. (At least one copy will go to a first-time attendee!)
    • Kyle Drake will give a presentation on Celluloid, an actor-based concurrent object framework for Ruby.
    • Various folks will provide highlights from the recent RubyConf 2012.
    • ...and lots more!

    ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby, libraries, tools and techniques. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday".

    SPONSOR: This venue is kindly provided by CrowdCompass, "the ultimate mobile app provider for conferences": http://www.crowdcompass.com/

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Nov 20 2012
    Ruby Beginners Meetup, aka Ruby Newbie Brewby

    Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby. Bring questions. Drink $beverage. Hack.

    Experienced Rubyists welcome; we want you to share your expertise!

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Dec 4 2012
    Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting

    PRESENTATIONS

    • Markus Roberts will present a Celluloid-centric conundrum.
    • Matthew Boeh will give an overview to Celluloid, a "concurrent object oriented programming framework for Ruby which lets you build multithreaded programs out of concurrent objects just as easily as you build sequential programs out of regular objects" and its new features.
    • Robb Shecter will talk about optimizing Ruby on Rails applications, and how these techniques have been used on his WebLaws and OregonLaws sites. Additional support on the performance topic will also be provided by members of the NewRelic team.
    • ...and lots more!

    ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby, libraries, tools and techniques. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday".

    SPONSOR: This venue is kindly provided by CrowdCompass, "the ultimate mobile app provider for conferences": http://www.crowdcompass.com/

    Website
  • Thursday
    Dec 6 2012
    CrowdCompass hosts Portland Lunch 2.0

    Find your way to CrowdCompass for Portland Lunch 2.0.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Dec 18 2012
    Ruby Beginners Meetup, aka Ruby Newbie Brewby

    Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby. Bring questions. Drink $beverage. Hack.

    Experienced Rubyists welcome; we want you to share your expertise!

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jan 2 2013
    PDX Tech+Pong

    CrowdCompass is thrilled to be pulling together this PDX Tech + Pong Meet-up. We want to be a catalyst in the PDX tech community that facilitates great conversations within fun social environments.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jan 8 2013
    Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting

    Note about the date: Yes, this meeting really is on the 8th because otherwise it would be on New Year's. Normally meetings are on the first Tuesday of a month.

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

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jan 29 2013
    Pdx.rb: Hack + Help Session

    Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby as well as old bitter veterans. Bring your laptop and your desire to learn.

    Experienced Rubyists welcome; we will encourage newbies to self-teach during these sessions so you should have a great place to hack in peace.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jan 30 2013
    PDX Tech+Pong

    CrowdCompass is thrilled to be pulling together this PDX Tech + Pong Meet-up. We want to be a catalyst in the PDX tech community that facilitates great conversations within fun social environments.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Feb 5 2013
    Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting

    PRESENTATIONS

    • Markus Roberts: hangman - "It was a quiet night. The API was RESTful, but the developers weren't."
    • Ed Phillips will give a short talk on design principles within Rails: "For reasons of pragmatism and economy, I'll focus on test design. My current conscious thought on these principles has been reinvigorated by Sandi Metz, so I'll lean heavily on her work, as well as on Avdi's from Objects on Rails."
    • Lennon Day-Reynolds, now working at Twitter, will present "Ruby programming in the large". He'll talk about issues related to having hundreds of engineers working in a very small number of Ruby/Rails repositories, and what has and hasn't worked. He'll touch on process and culture, as well as architectural and technical solutions.

    • ...and lots of great group discussions on Ruby-related topics.

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

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Feb 6 2013
    PDX Tech+Pong

    CrowdCompass is thrilled to be pulling together this PDX Tech + Pong Meet-up. We want to be a catalyst in the PDX tech community that facilitates great conversations within fun social environments.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Feb 7 2013
    Technology Association of Oregon Marketing Forum: Hey, What's the Big Data?

    Hey, What’s the Big Data? How business intelligence is determining design, development, and marketing decisions

    It’s time to say goodbye to old school analytics, and hello to big data. Big data involves huge data sets, coming in at different speeds, from all directions. Everyday, we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data online. All that data (a quintillion has 30 zeros) comes from social media, digital pictures, purchase transactions, and elsewhere on the web. This kind of data sinks traditional database systems. To analyze the data, we need fancier systems. That’s why IBM Watson won Jeopardy, but Siri continues to drive us crazy with her analytical shortcomings.

    Predictive analytics can figure out how to land on Mars, but it cannot predict who will buy a Mars bar. What gives? Luckily, marketing automation tools from companies like Eloqua and Marketo are changing the game.

    Join us for a dive into the sea of data. This panel examines how understanding and working with data will optimize business actions in real time.

    You will: •Learn how humanizing data will help maintain a competitive advantage •Find out why big data isn’t just for big companies •Hear case studies of companies who are successfully interpreting data to predict the needs of their customers, increase purchases and save money •Listen to thought leaders and get ahead of the big data wave

    Panelists Include: •Hillary Ervin, Marketing at Tripwire, Inc. •David Steinberg, CEO at The Steinberg Group •Bob Newell, Director at Information Builders (In from New York) •Mike Smitheman, VP of Marketing at GoodData (In from San Francisco)

    Event Details: When: Thursday, February 7, 2013 Where: CrowdCompass Office (in the Ford Building), 2505 SE 11th Ave., #300, Portlan, OR
    Time: 6:00 - 9:00 PM Cost: $5.00 Members and Nonmembers Register: TAO - 503-624-5452

    Series Sponsor: Adobe Systems CrowdCompass/CVENT

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Feb 12 2013
    Pdx.rb: Hack + Help Session

    Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby as well as old bitter veterans. Bring your laptop and your desire to learn.

    Experienced Rubyists welcome; we will encourage newbies to self-teach during these sessions so you should have a great place to hack in peace.

    Website
  • Monday
    Feb 18 2013
    AndroidPDX

    Februrary Monthly Meetup for Android Enthusiasts of all types.

    Guest Speaker: On The Go Platforms - Android application development for wearable computing such as Google Glass and Vuzix headmount displays by Tyler Phillipi.

    Lightening Talks - John Roberts on Amazon App store maps/"Nokia maps", Don Park on location tracking/IceCondor.

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

    Back at CrowdCompass this month!

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

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

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Feb 26 2013
    Pdx.rb: Hack + Help Session

    Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby as well as old bitter veterans. Bring your laptop and your desire to learn.

    Experienced Rubyists welcome; we will encourage newbies to self-teach during these sessions so you should have a great place to hack in peace.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Mar 5 2013
    Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting

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

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Mar 6 2013
    PDX Tech+Pong

    CrowdCompass is thrilled to be pulling together this PDX Tech + Pong Meet-up. We want to be a catalyst in the PDX tech community that facilitates great conversations within fun social environments.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Mar 7 2013
    Innovation in Motion: The Mobile Labyrinth

    Finding your way through mobile development and marketing.

    • native versus web apps • responsive websites versus mobile sites • building versus buying • how to take the right approach the first time, and save your company twice the time and money

    Expert Panelists:

    Bryan Fox, Co-Founder of Upstart Labs: Learn what happens when early stage start-ups get new investment and an expanded team.

    Patrick Lightbody of New Relic: Meet a developer's best friend for monitoring your apps.

    Andy Rosic, CEO of Selfpubd: Find out the magic sauce in effectively promoting your apps.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Mar 12 2013
    Pdx.rb: Hack + Help Session

    Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby as well as old bitter veterans. Bring your laptop and your desire to learn.

    Experienced Rubyists welcome; we will encourage newbies to self-teach during these sessions so you should have a great place to hack in peace.

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

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

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

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Mar 26 2013
    Pdx.rb: Hack + Help Session

    Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby as well as old bitter veterans. Bring your laptop and your desire to learn.

    Experienced Rubyists welcome; we will encourage newbies to self-teach during these sessions so you should have a great place to hack in peace.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Apr 2 2013
    Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting: Performance, "Get Your Ass to 1.9", "Hacking Cognition", and more!

    PRESENTATIONS

    • Markus Roberts: Ruby Hangman: https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups=#!topic/pdxruby/OeaZCq4JHUM

    • David Celis and Ben Weintraub will talk about interesting performance issues.

    • Nic Benders from New Relic, "Get Your Ass to 1.9": Ruby 1.9 has been out for four years, everyone is telling you that it's great, but you've got this one production app (or maybe twelve) that is just sooo complicated and it looks like such a hassle to convert.... No more excuses people, it's 2013, let's get this thing done! I gave a version of this at Ruby on Ales last month, but we ran out of time and couldn't do questions. Since PDX Ruby is less formal, I am going to do it shorter, but with Q&A as we go. So bring your pointy sticks and lets have some fun.

    • Jonan Scheffler, "Hacking Cognition": This presentation will offer you some immediately actionable steps to improve your cognitive ability and be more efficient with your programming studies. You’ll learn techniques mnemonists use to memorize random pages of binary digits, how your brain physically changes as you learn something new and how simple changes in your daily routine can have a deep impact on your work.

    • ...and lots of great group discussions on Ruby-related topics.

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

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Apr 9 2013
    Pdx.rb: Hack + Help Session

    Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby as well as old bitter veterans. Bring your laptop and your desire to learn.

    Experienced Rubyists welcome; we will encourage newbies to self-teach during these sessions so you should have a great place to hack in peace.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Apr 16 2013
    Ruby Beginners Meetup, aka Ruby Newbie Brewby

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

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

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Apr 23 2013
    Pdx.rb: Hack + Help Session

    Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby as well as old bitter veterans. Bring your laptop and your desire to learn.

    Experienced Rubyists welcome; we will encourage newbies to self-teach during these sessions so you should have a great place to hack in peace.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    May 14 2013
    Pdx.rb: Hack + Help Session

    Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby as well as experienced programmers. Bring your laptop and your desire to learn.

    Experienced Rubyists welcome; we will encourage newbies to self-teach during these sessions so you should have a great place to hack in peace.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    May 21 2013
    Ruby Beginners Meetup, aka Ruby Newbie Brewby

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

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

    Website
  • Tuesday
    May 28 2013
    Pdx.rb: Hack + Help Session

    Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby as well as experienced programmers. Bring your laptop and your desire to learn.

    Experienced Rubyists welcome; we will encourage newbies to self-teach during these sessions so you should have a great place to hack in peace.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jun 4 2013
    Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting

    Thanks to CrowdCompass for hosting Ruby meetings every Tuesday!

    PRESENTATIONS

    • Kerri Miller: You Can't Miss What You Can't Measure
      Adrift at sea, a GPS device will report your precise latitude and longitude, but if you don't know what those numbers mean, you're just as lost as before. Similarly, there are many tools that offer a wide variety of metrics about your code, but other than making you feel good, what are you supposed to do with this knowledge? Let's answer that question by exploring what the numbers mean, how static code analysis can add value to your development process, and how it can help us chart the unexplored seas of legacy code.
    • Markus Roberts: Ruby MRH (Most Recent Hangman) https://groups.google.com/d/msg/pdxruby/pi21nYUOLBI/A4E3y-LW-REJ
    • Jonan Scheffler will talk about Ruby's singleton/eigen/metaclass.
    • David Celis and Ben Weintraub talk about interesting performance issues.
    • ...and lots of great group discussions on Ruby-related topics.

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

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jun 11 2013
    Pdx.rb: Hack + Help Session

    Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby as well as experienced programmers. Bring your laptop and your desire to learn.

    Experienced Rubyists welcome; we will encourage newbies to self-teach during these sessions so you should have a great place to hack in peace.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Jun 20 2013
    Portland Android Lecture Series

    Announcing the second Portland Android Lecture Series! We'll be doing a recap of Google I/O related news and several 15 minute Android development related talks.

    There will be time after the event for general questions and networking.

  • Tuesday
    Jun 25 2013
    Pdx.rb: Hack + Help Session

    Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby as well as experienced programmers. Bring your laptop and your desire to learn.

    Experienced Rubyists welcome; we will encourage newbies to self-teach during these sessions so you should have a great place to hack in peace.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jul 2 2013
    Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting: Fluent Refactoring, performance issues, Ruby Hangman and more!

    Thanks to CrowdCompass for hosting Ruby meetings every Tuesday!

    PRESENTATIONS

    • Markus Roberts: Ruby Hangman
    • David Celis and Ben Weintraub talk about interesting performance issues.
    • Sam Livingston-Gray: Fluent Refactoring

    Fluency is "what you can say without having to think about how to say it." Refactoring is a language that describes ways you can make your code better. I want to inspire you to learn more of that language, so you can make your code better without having to think about it.

    I'll walk through the process of reworking a 50-line controller action that resists comprehension, let alone refactoring. We'll discover how to tease apart some fiendishly intertwined code, embrace duplication, use dirty tricks to our advantage, and uncover responsibilities that weren't obvious when we started.

    NOTE TO PDX.rb: I'll be giving this talk at Lone Star Ruby Conf in a few weeks. This will be a full run-through of the work in progress—slides may be incomplete, points may be muddled, jokes may not be quite as funny as they should be, and (time permitting) I'll ask you for feedback and suggestions at the end.

    This presentation will be given without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Listen at your own risk. ;>

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

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jul 9 2013
    Pdx.rb: Hack + Help Session

    Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby as well as experienced programmers. Bring your laptop and your desire to learn.

    Experienced Rubyists welcome; we will encourage newbies to self-teach during these sessions so you should have a great place to hack in peace.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Jul 11 2013
    CrowdCompass hosts Portland Beer 2.0

    Join CrowdCompass and Ubrew for some tasty new beers and some awesome startup conversations.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jul 16 2013
    Ruby Beginners Meetup, aka Ruby Newbie Brewby

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

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

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jul 23 2013
    Pdx.rb: Hack + Help Session

    Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby as well as experienced programmers. Bring your laptop and your desire to learn.

    Experienced Rubyists welcome; we will encourage newbies to self-teach during these sessions so you should have a great place to hack in peace.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jul 30 2013
    Pdx.rb: Hack + Help Session

    Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby as well as experienced programmers. Bring your laptop and your desire to learn.

    Experienced Rubyists welcome; we will encourage newbies to self-teach during these sessions so you should have a great place to hack in peace.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Aug 6 2013
    Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting

    Thanks to CrowdCompass for hosting Ruby meetings every Tuesday!

    11 year anniversary meeting!

    PRESENTATIONS

    • Markus Roberts: Ruby Hangman
    • Jonan Scheffler will talk about metaprogramming in Ruby as it relates to eigenclasses and manipulating singleton objects and their methods.

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

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Aug 13 2013
    Pdx.rb: Hack + Help Session

    Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby as well as experienced programmers. Bring your laptop and your desire to learn.

    Experienced Rubyists welcome; we will encourage newbies to self-teach during these sessions so you should have a great place to hack in peace.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Aug 20 2013
    Ruby Beginners Meetup, aka Ruby Newbie Brewby

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

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

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Aug 27 2013
    Pdx.rb: Hack + Help Session

    Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby as well as experienced programmers. Bring your laptop and your desire to learn.

    Experienced Rubyists welcome; we will encourage newbies to self-teach during these sessions so you should have a great place to hack in peace.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Sep 3 2013
    Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting

    Thanks to CrowdCompass for hosting Ruby meetings every Tuesday!

    PRESENTATIONS:

    • Markus Roberts Ruby Hangman
    • Lightning Talks:
    • -> Kerri Miller
    • -> You?

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

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Sep 10 2013
    Pdx.rb: Hack + Help Session

    Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby as well as experienced programmers. Bring your laptop and your desire to learn.

    Experienced Rubyists welcome; we will encourage newbies to self-teach during these sessions so you should have a great place to hack in peace.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Sep 12 2013
    Killer Android - First PDX Meetup

    Twitter has upgraded their API to version 1.1 as of a little over a month ago. The co-organizer of Killer Android wrote a simple Android application that integrates with the Twitter API and displays a set of search results.

    Let's get together and chat about Twitter integration in Android, and the implications of adding social media services in your apps.

    Light beverages and snacks will be provided!!

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Sep 17 2013
    Ruby Beginners Meetup, aka Ruby Newbie Brewby

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

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

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Sep 24 2013
    Python Hack Night **TIME AND LOCATION CHANGE**

    Urban Airship had a conflict with their event space on the day of our hack night this month, so we're joining up with the PDX.rb crew over at CrowdCompass on SE 11th at Division.

    Please note, their event starts at 7pm instead of our usual 6:30, so grab a bite to eat and saunter over at 7pm. There are some great places to hang out for an hour at 11th and Division so hopefully it'll work out well.


    Let's get together and build cool stuff.

    Bring your computer and your Python projects and come hack with us from 6-9pm on fourth Tuesdays!

    Never written Python before? No problem. There will be Pythonistas at the ready to mentor beginners. Anyone at any level of Python experience is welcome and invited to join us!

    Website
  • Pdx.rb: Hack + Help Session

    Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby as well as experienced programmers. Bring your laptop and your desire to learn.

    Experienced Rubyists welcome; we will encourage newbies to self-teach during these sessions so you should have a great place to hack in peace.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Oct 1 2013
    Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting

    Thanks to CrowdCompass for hosting Ruby meetings every Tuesday!

    PRESENTATIONS:

    • Markus Roberts: Ruby Hangman
    • David Celis and Ben Weintraub talk about interesting performance issues.
    • Robb Shecter: Code management from the organization's perspective Moved to November meeting

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

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Oct 8 2013
    Pdx.rb: Hack + Help Session

    Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby as well as experienced programmers. Bring your laptop and your desire to learn.

    Experienced Rubyists welcome; we will encourage newbies to self-teach during these sessions so you should have a great place to hack in peace.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Oct 15 2013
    Ruby Beginners Meetup

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

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

    Website
  • Friday
    Feb 28 2014
    Little Oregon Laboratory Hackathon
    through
    CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

    Sponsored and hosted by CrowdCompass by Cvent, you’ll have 48 uninterrupted hours to build the coolest, most effective tool you can dream up. The only rule? Keep it mobile.

    This is our first-ever hackathon, and we’re pumped to be gathering Portland’s top talent together for a weekend of innovation and camaraderie. We’ll keep you satisfied with local food, coffee and beverages so you can focus on the task at hand.

    Space is limited; please follow the link and register in advance so we know how many pancakes to flip.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Mar 19 2014
    Erlang and Elixir Meetup

    The next PDX Erlang and Elixir Meetup is this Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at CrowdCompass.  Mexican food from Los Gorditos will be provided. Vegan and gluten free options available.  Email daniel@digitree.org if there is something specific you'd like to try from their menu (links at bottom).

    There's still room on the agenda if you have something to discuss, otherwise we'll open it up for general discussion.  The agenda so far:

    Stephen Peters will give a recap of his time at Erlang Factory in San Francisco earlier this month and possibly demo a new monitoring tool for the Erlang VM.

    Daniel Hedlund will be giving a brief overview of erlank.mk, rebar and relx and how they fit into the Erlang app development ecosystem.  He will also present a bare bones cowboy app and go over each of its components, and how to pull in other dependencies like redis and json libraries.  The app will be made available on GitHub so you can clone and experiment after the meeting.

    Hope to see everyone there!

    Los Gorditos Taqueria Menus:

    If you have trouble finding us, please call Stephen at 503.575.0815 or Daniel at 503.453.7535.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Apr 16 2014
    Introduction to Elixir from a Ruby, Python and Javascript perspective

    We are the Portland Erlang and Elixir meetup.

    Matthew Lyon will give an “Intro to Elixir” presentation from and for the perspective of people coming from scripting languages such as Ruby, Python, and Javascript.

    Elixir is a functional, meta-programming aware language built on top of the Erlang VM. It is a dynamic language with flexible syntax and macro support that leverages Erlang's abilities to build concurrent, distributed and fault-tolerant applications with hot code upgrades.

    José Valim is the creator of the Elixir programming language. His goals were to enable higher extensibility and productivity in the Erlang VM while keeping compatibility with Erlang's tools and ecosystem.

    We've also secured a free month subscription to Elixir Sips (http://elixirsips.com/) for everyone. Elixir Sips releases two videos every week to help you get started learning Elixir and keeping up with new tools and libraries. Feel free to pass the link along to anyone you know who might be interested.

    Offer expires May 16th: https://elixirsips.dpdcart.com/subscriber/add?plan_id=176&plan_term_id=376

    Mexican food from Los Gorditos will be provided. Vegan and gluten free options available. Email daniel@digitree.org if there is something specific you'd like to try from their menu: http://www.losgorditospdx.com

    We look forward to seeing you!

    • Steve Peters
    Website
  • Wednesday
    May 21 2014
    Erlang and Elixir Meetup

    The next PDX Erlang and Elixir Meetup is this Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at CrowdCompass.  

    There's still room on the agenda if you have something to discuss, otherwise we'll open it up for general discussion.  The agenda so far:

    Show what you're working on, point and laugh at what others are working on, or be more polite and offer constructive criticism.

    Either way, join us this week and let's talk Erlang!

    If you have trouble finding us, please call Stephen at 503.575.0815 or Daniel at 503.453.7535.

    Website
  • Monday
    Jun 2 2014
    Erlang and Elixir Meetup

    The next PDX Erlang and Elixir Meetup is Wednesday 6/18 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at CrowdCompass.  

    Matthew Heizenroder from Orchestrate will show us how to go from idea -> web app in no time flat using Webmachine, Heroku and Orchestrate.

    Webmachine is a web framework written in Erlang - https://github.com/basho/webmachine/wiki/Overview Heroku is a cloud platform as a service - https://www.heroku.com Orchestrate provides NoSQL databases as a service - http://orchestrate.io

    Looking forward to seeing you here!

    • Steve
    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jun 18 2014
    Erlang and Elixir Meetup

    Matthew Heizenroder from Orchestrate will show us how to go from idea -> web app in no time flat using Webmachine, Heroku and Orchestrate.

    Webmachine is a web framework written in Erlang - https://github.com/basho/webmachine/wiki/Overview

    Heroku is a cloud platform as a service - https://www.heroku.com

    Orchestrate provides NoSQL databases as a service - http://orchestrate.io

    It's going to be a great meeting. Looking forward to seeing you here!

    Website
  • Thursday
    Oct 9 2014
    Killer Android - Let's talk Google Play Game Services

    Let's Meetup and chat about Google Play Game Services.

    Google's Game Services offers some nifty features for gaming app developers including: - Built-in leaderboards - Events and metrics - Achievements - Save your game state within Google's cloud - Turn-based games

    Bring your laptops and your ideas, show off a work-in-progress, or just come brainstorm with us. We'll have a small presentation highlighting a recent project utilizing some features of Google's Play Services.

    Light snacks and some drinks will be provided.

    Due to the nature of the venue, we will have a 12 person limit to the attendee list. Please keep your RSVPs updated! Thank you!

    Website
  • Saturday
    Oct 18 2014
    WordPress 101 - Intro to WordPress

    WordPress 101 - Intro to WordPress Development - Day 1 of 2 Day series.

    With 20% of the web running on WordPress, it's no surprise when a prospective client contacts you for Wordpress site development. As of Feb, 2014 WordPress version 3.8 downloads passed the 20 million mark.

    Join Girl Develop It and Jenn Stoffel for an introductory look into all things WordPress. We will show you the basics of how to create a WordPress website by customizing it to fit your needs. We'll learn about Themes, Plugins and Widgets and how to spot a good or bad one. We will publish posts and learn about the types of content we can publish. Most importantly, our instructor and TA's will be here to answer any questions you may have along the way. You'll leave with an understanding of the basics and an ability to publish your own WordPress site.

    This class is a 2-day series running on Saturdays, October 18th and October 25th, 9am - 1pm each day. The cost of the class covers both days. Please RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/Girl-Develop-It-Portland/events/209732652/

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