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Mozilla

1120 NW Couch St., Suite 320
Portland, Oregon 97209, US (map)

Mozilla's space, requires an employee to be present but otherwise the space is open for any user groups or hackathons.

The guest WiFi requires a password.

Entrance on Couch St. in the middle of the block next to Peet's coffee.

Mozilla is on the third floor.

Access Notes

If it's around regular business hours, you have to check in with the front counter on your way up.

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  • Monday
    Jul 17 2017
    Web Security at Mozilla

    Mozilla

    Join us this month for a great talk about Mozilla Web Security!

    Michael Van Kleeck, Mozilla's Enterprise Solutions Architect, will talk about Mozilla's Identity and Access Management project, which is enabling Mozilla staff to seamlessly collaborate with community volunteers while at the same time keeping Mozilla and its mission safe. Using this as an example, Michael will introduce some of the technologies used, such as OIDC, OAuth 2.0, SAML, and LDAP.

    6:00 - 6:20 PM: Doors open

    6:20 - 6:30 PM: Introductions and news

    6:30 - 7:30 PM: Main presentation + Q&A

    We'll have snacks, and there will be an opportunity for networking following the talk. We hope to see you there!

    Speaker bio:

    As Mozilla's Enterprise Solutions Architect, Michael works across the enterprise to solve problems and help all Mozillians work at building and maintaining an open and accessible web, free and available to all. His work is focused on solutions that get information and services to Mozilla staff and volunteers — securely, efficiently, and repeatably.

    Michael is working on a variety of solutions to improve Mozilla's ability to deliver on their mission to protect the Internet as a global resource, open and accessible to all, and feels that he has the best job ever!

    Website
  • Saturday
    Jun 24 2017
    IndieWeb Summit 2017
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    Mozilla

    The IndieWeb movement is a global community that is building an open set of principles and methods that empower people to take back ownership of identity and data instead of sharecropping on 3rd party websites.

    Join us in downtown Portland for two days of a BarCamp-style gathering of web creators building and sharing open web technologies to empower users to own their own identities & content, and advance the state of the indie web!

    You’ll learn about ways to empower yourself to own your data, create and publish content on your own site, and only optionally syndicate to third-party silos. Along the way you’ll get a solid grounding in the history and future of domain ownership, Microformats, IndieAuth, Webmention, Micropub and more!

    Website
  • Monday
    Jun 19 2017
    Introduction to Tor

    Mozilla

    Join us for a combined meeting with Seattle TA3M!

    Congress has recently repealed the upcoming Internet privacy protections that the FCC passed back in 2015. Those protections required Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to get permission from their users before selling user data to third parties. Now, ISPs will be able to sell our Internet browsing histories and other data to the highest bidder.

    But wait… You don't have to give them all of your data!

    You can instead use Tor, also known as The Onion Router, to encrypt your search requests and browsing activity and route your Internet traffic through a distributed network of relays (run by volunteers around the world) in order to protect your privacy. Tor prevents anyone watching your Internet connection from seeing your location or which websites you visit. It can also help you to access blocked sites.

    Alison Macrina, from the Library Freedom Project will be talking to both groups, Seattle TA3M and us, via teleconference. She'll explain how Tor works, how you can set it up, and how you can help Tor to make the network more secure for all users.

    We'll have snacks, and there will be an opportunity for networking following the talk. We hope to see you there!

    Speaker bio:

    Alison Macrina is a librarian, internet activist, the founder and director of the Library Freedom Project, and a core contributor to The Tor Project. Alison is passionate about connecting surveillance issues to larger global struggles for justice, demystifying privacy and security technologies for ordinary users, and resisting an internet controlled by a handful of intelligence agencies and giant multinational corporations.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Feb 22 2017
    Papers We Love: Aaron Turon on "The Next 700 Programming Languages" by Peter J. Landin

    Mozilla

    Thanks to Mozilla for hosting!

    This month's paper is "The Next 700 Programming Languages" by Peter J. Landin. One of the most influential papers of all time in PL research!

    PDF: https://www.cs.cmu.edu/~crary/819-f09/Landin66.pdf

    Abstract:

    A family of unimplemented computing languages is described that is intended to span differences of application area by a unified framework. This framework dictates the rules about the uses of user-coined names, and the conventions about characterizing functional relationships. Within this framework the design of a specific language splits into two independent parts. One is the choice of written appearances of programs (or more generally, their physical representation). The other is the choice of the abstract entities (such as numbers, character-strings, list of them, functional relations among them) that can be referred to in the language. The system is biased towards “expressions” rather than “statements.” It includes a nonprocedural (purely functional) subsystem that aims to expand the class of users' needs that can be met by a single print-instruction, without sacrificing the important properties that make conventional right-hand-side expressions easy to construct and understand.


    What was the last paper you read and loved within the realm of computing? What did it inspire you to build or tinker with? Come share the ideas in an awesome academic/research paper with fellow engineers, programmers, and paper-readers. Lead a session and show off code that you wrote that implements these ideas or just give us the lowdown about the paper. Or, just come, listen, and discuss!


    Papers We Love has a code of conduct: https://github.com/papers-we-love/portland/blob/master/code-of-conduct.md

    Website
  • Friday
    Feb 3 2017
    Data Rescue Portland

    Mozilla

    RSVP required: https://ti.to/maxogden/data-rescue-pdx

    Calling all computer programmers, scientists, librarians, data hoarders and civic technologists! Let's work towards supporting Internet Archive, Data.gov, University of Pennsylvania and the California Digital Library on various projects to back up open government and scientific datasets as part of the #datarefuge initiative.

    Let [email protected] know if your company would like to sponsor dinner!

    We will be focusing on contributing to backup efforts for Climate Mirror as well as Data.gov.

    This event is a volunteer effort to contribute to data back up efforts. By attending you agree to our Code of Conduct http://confcodeofconduct.com/ which we will enforce. Mozilla requires all attendees to provide their name a photo to enter their office.

    This event is being organized by Max Ogden (Donut.js, The Dat Project), Danielle Robinson (OHSU/Mozilla Science Lab), Gabriela Rodríguez Beron and the rest of the Science Hack Day Portland and Donut.js communities.

    Logo forked from Brendan O'Brien at Data Rescue Boston.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jan 18 2017
    Pentesting: Find Where Your Systems are Vulnerable

    Mozilla

    TA3M is back, and we have a great meeting lined up for you!

    There have been a number of stories in the news lately about hacking and data breaches, and we all want our personal data to be secure. In order to prevent these attacks on our privacy, an important step is to identify any vulnerabilities in the computer systems that store our private data before those faults can be used to steal the data. And that's where penetration testing comes in. Penetration testing, or "pentesting," is a process of attacking computer systems in order to find security weaknesses so that they can be fixed before criminals and other malicious actors find and take advantage of them.

    Please join us for a fascinating presentation that will examine some common computer attacks and preventative steps that we can take to avoid them. Karl Fosaaen, from NetSPI, will talk about working as a pentester and will discuss avoiding exploits in applications and networks and how to counter social engineering attacks.

    We'll have snacks, and there will be an opportunity for networking following the talk. We hope to see you there!

    Speaker Bio:

    Karl is a Managing Consultant with NetSPI who specializes in network and web application penetration testing. With over eight years of consulting experience in the computer security industry, he has worked in a variety of industries and has made his way through many Active Directory domains. Karl also holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota. This year, he has spent a fair amount of time digging into the Skype for Business APIs. Prior to that, Karl has helped build out and maintain NetSPI's GPU cracking boxes. Karl has previously spoken at THOTCON, BSidesMSP, BSidesPDX, and DerbyCon. In his spare time, you may see him trying to sell you a t-shirt as a swag goon at DEF CON.

    Website
  • Monday
    Dec 19 2016
    PDXWIT Presents Love is Art: What Now?

    Mozilla

    RSVP here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-love-is-art-what-now-tickets-29583802951

    PDX Women in Tech is and always will be an inclusive and supportive organization. As a result of the recent Presidential election, many of our members raised their fears and concerns regarding what negative impacts may arise in our communities, cities and nation. We are coming together to create art inspired by inclusion and love, while we discuss what's next, including how we can organize ourselves to provide support for those that need it.

    We will kick off the event at 5pm with food and Meg Aul, the PDXWIT Event Activities Director, will begin the art project. Megan Bigelow will lead the discussion beginning at 5:30. Feel free to arrive at anytime.

    PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering: educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Nov 16 2016
    Papers We Love PDX: "A DNA-Based Archival Storage System" presented by Jeena Lee

    Mozilla

    This month's paper is "A DNA-Based Archival Storage System" by Bornholt et al. and will be presented by Jeena Lee (@theJeenaLee).

    In this paper, researchers explore algorithms for storing binary data in DNA, possibly to be used as a cold storage mechanism.

    PDF: https://homes.cs.washington.edu/~bornholt/papers/dnastorage-asplos16.pdf

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Nov 2 2016
    PDXRust November: Lightning Talks

    Mozilla

    This is the last PDXRust meetup of 2016!

    We'll be having lightning talks: Share anything about Rust that you've:

    • Done recently

    • Learned about and found interesting, or

    • Want to learn about or get help with!

    Remember, we follow the Rust Code of Conduct. No food is provided at the meetup, though you're welcome to bring food with you or head for dinner afterward with a group of new friends.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Oct 12 2016
    PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Art Activity

    Mozilla

    RSVP for this event - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-techpdxwit-art-activity-tickets-27661159272

    Calling all artists and creative minded PDXWIT friends! Please join us on Wednesday, October 12th from 4:30-6:30 for a craft night hosted by Mozilla. This will be the first in many craft nights where we can create new things together and brainstorm ideas for future event activities. This event will be open activity time with no agenda where we can get to know each other. Art pens, paper, colored pencils and other basic craft supplies will be provided. Feel free to bring any supplies you would like to add to the fun!

    Have any questions? Contact Meg Aul @[email protected] (Ph:503-460-7371)

    PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization with the purpose of strengthening the Portland women in tech community through educational programs, partnerships and events that provide information, connections, resources, opportunities, and a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower current women in tech and encourage others to pursue tech careers to help reduce gender imbalance in the industry and address the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Oct 5 2016
    PDXRust October: PSU Capstone Project Summaries

    Mozilla

    This month we'll have teams of PSU students telling us how they used Rust in their senior capstone projects.

    One is a flight controller, and the other is a formal verification system. If you'd like to know more about robots, proving software correctness, or just real-world applications of Rust, this is the meetup for you!

    Other information:

    PDXRust meets on the first Wednesday of [almost] every month, from 6-8pm, at Mozilla's Portland space. The first hour is either lightning talks from group members or a more in-depth tutorial from a Rust expert, and the second hour is hacking and social time.

    Join us in #pdxrust on irc.freenode.net (http://webchat.freenode.net/) with any feedback about what you'd like to see!

    Remember that Rust's Code of Conduct defines the Rust community's expectations for participation.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Aug 25 2016
    Papers We Love PDX: Brian Shirai on "Immix: A Mark-Region Garbage Collector"

    Mozilla

    Thanks to Mozilla for hosting!

    This month's paper is "Immix: A Mark-Region Garbage Collector with Space Efficiency, Fast Collection, and Mutator Performance" by Stephen M. Blackburn and Kathryn S. McKinley and will be presented by Brian Shirai.

    PDF: http://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/speedway/DaCapo/papers/immix-pldi-2008.pdf


    What was the last paper you read and loved within the realm of computing? What did it inspire you to build or tinker with? Come share the ideas in an awesome academic/research paper with fellow engineers, programmers, and paper-readers. Lead a session and show off code that you wrote that implements these ideas or just give us the lowdown about the paper. Or, just come, listen, and discuss!


    Papers We Love has a code of conduct.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Aug 9 2016
    pdxrlang meetup: Probabilistic Approaches to Multi-dimensional Fuzzy Joins: A GeoSpatial Example

    Mozilla

    Speaker: De'Mel Mojica

    Abstract: This talk will be on a general approach to automatically join large-scale, geospatial data across distinct data sets, using a mix between Levenshtein Distance thresholds and Haversine Distance thresholds. This approach permits joining multiple data sets without the need to provide ad hoc normalization conventions for each data resource. In addition, this approach can be generalized beyond a geospatial field and applied any domain which requires joining across two or more non-identical dimensions.

    We'll visit a local watering hole afterwards.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Aug 3 2016
    PDXRust: RustDoc For Everyone, and Bridging Ruby And Rust

    Mozilla

    There will be 2 talks this month!

    Rustdoc for Everyone:

    You don't have to be a great writer to create great documentation. There are simple techniques and rules you can follow to build documentation for your users. Rust ships with documentation tools, but not all crates take advantage of them. Documentation is the first way that developers interact with your code - great documentation sets your crates apart, helps users skip easy questions, and cuts down on bug reports. In this talk, we will explore techniques for writing great documentation.

    Speaker Jeremiah Peschka has been breaking software since 2000 - he's been told this sounds impressive, but he thinks it might just make him feel old. He blogs over at http://facility9.com and can be found on twitter and IRC as peschkaj. When Jeremiah isn't working with databases and Rust, he can be found playing video games, hanging out at food trucks, or napping at home.

    Bridging Ruby and Rust:

    Ruby is not the fastest language in the world, there is no doubt about it. This doesn't turn out to matter all that much – Ruby and its ecosystem has so much to offer, making it a worthwhile tradeoff a lot of the times.

    However, you might occasionally encounter workloads that are simply not suitable for Ruby. This is especially true for frameworks like Rails, where the overhead wants to be as little as possible.

    In this talk, we will explore building a native Ruby extension with Rust to speed up parts of Rails. What does Rust have to offer here over plain-old C? What kind of challenges would you run into when briding a dynamic langauge like Ruby with Rust? Let's find out!

    Speaker Godfrey Chan is a member of the Rails core team and a co-author of Helix, a toolkit for implementing Ruby classes in Rust. He works at Tilde Inc, splitting his time between building Skylight and open-source consulting.

    Other Information:

    PDXRust meets on the first Wednesday of every month, from 6-8pm, at Mozilla's Portland space. The first hour is either lightning talks from group members or a more in-depth tutorial from a Rust expert, and the second hour is hacking and social time.

    Join us in #pdxrust on irc.freenode.net (http://webchat.freenode.net/) with any feedback about what you'd like to see!

    Remember that Rust's Code of Conduct defines the Rust community's expectations for participation.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jul 12 2016
    pdxrlang meetup: Two talks: A/B testing analysis and http requests

    Mozilla

    We'll have two talks this meetup:

    • Jim Walter: Adapting A/B Testing To Software Performance And Efficiency

    • Scott Chamberlain: request - an R library to make http requests a snap & http request caching

    Doors open after 6 pm. DO NOT SHOW UP BEFORE 6 PM. Talks start at 6:30 pm. Repeat: DO NOT SHOW UP BEFORE 6 PM.

    Doors are open at bottom, take elevator to 3rd floor, door should be open for suite 320

    We'll visit a local watering hole afterwards.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jul 6 2016
    Froyo: Using Rust to get fancy with storage

    Mozilla

    Linux has powerful block device mapping capabilities that are used by tools such as LVM. Froyo is a new tool that uses these capabilities in a dynamic way to create a hassle-free, redundant storage volume that grows with your data. In this talk, Froyo's creator Andy Grover will discuss its implementation, with special emphasis on the Rust language features and libraries that it builds upon.

    This talk will cover a lot about libraries (serde, dbus-rs, nix, clap), how Froyo uses lang & std features (BTreeMap, Rc, RefCell, filter_map), and Froyo's internal data structures & representation.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jun 1 2016
    PDXRust June: Lightning Talks

    Mozilla

    Are you a Rust expert? Have you played with Rust a bit and told yourself you really should write more code in it, but never made the time? Do you just like learning about cool new programming languages? If any of these apply to you, come to the PDXRust meetup to learn more and meet others with similar interests!

    We meet on the first Wednesday of every month, from 6-8pm, at Mozilla's Portland space. The first hour is either lightning talks from group members or a more in-depth tutorial from a Rust expert, and the second hour is hacking and social time.

    Join us in #pdxrust on irc.freenode.net (http://webchat.freenode.net/) with any feedback about what you'd like to see!

    Remember that Rust's Code of Conduct defines the Rust community's expectations for participation.

    Website
  • Monday
    May 9 2016
    pdxrlang meetup: Collaborative coding with GitHub and RStudio server

    Mozilla

    Andrew Bray will discuss Collaborative coding with GitHub and RStudio server. He's in the faculty at Reed College here in Portland.

    Doors open ~6 pm, talk starts at 6:30 pm

    We'll visit a local watering hole afterwards.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    May 4 2016
    PDXRust May: Traits and Types Tutorial with Mike Cooper

    Mozilla

    This month's talk will cover some of the cool stuff you can do with Rust's type system. If you're totally new to Rust, skim the initial sections of http://doc.rust-lang.org/stable/book/ and http://rust-from-a-scripting-background.readthedocs.org/en/latest/ to get acquainted with Rust's basic purpose and syntax.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Apr 7 2016
    Quantified Self Show&Tell Presentations

    Mozilla

    Here's our agenda:
    Informal Social Time - Starting at 6pm
    Grab a snack and share what hardware, apps, and other technologies you are currently finding useful with others.

    Intro and Announcements - 6:10 sharp!
    We'll have a round of introductions, and then Steven will give a quick primer on QS as a movement and recap some of the most interesting self-tracking projects he's seen in the past couple months.

    Presentations - 6:20 to 7:30
    Presentations come from our members and will be announced shortly before the meetup. If you have a self-tracking project that you are working on, please email Steven at stevenkristoffer at gmail dot com. It could be about something you are tracking, a device you are making, or even a little productivity system that you set up that makes working easier.

    Post-talks Social Time - 7:30 to 8 pm
    After some amazing presentations, we will have some time to converse with those around us.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Apr 6 2016
    PDXRust April: Ownership, Borrowing, and Lifetimes tutorial with Jim Blandy

    Mozilla

    Our April meeting will be a roughly 1-hour talk by local Rust expert Jim Blandy on Rust's ownership system. If you're newer to Rust, skim through the first sections of http://rust-from-a-scripting-background.readthedocs.org/en/latest/ and http://doc.rust-lang.org/stable/book/ before the talk to get your bearings.

    We meet on the first Wednesday of every month, from 6-8pm, at Mozilla's Portland space.

    Join us in #pdxrust on irc.freenode.net (http://webchat.freenode.net/) with any feedback about what you'd like to see!

    Remember that Rust's Code of Conduct applies to this event.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Apr 5 2016
    pdxrlang meetup: NLP meets Politics-Experiment­s w/ Word-Vectors and 2016 Campaign Debate Rhetoric

    Mozilla

    Speaker: Winston Saunders

    Abstract: Word vectors, derived by deep learning algorithms applied to billions of words of text, provide powerful semantic models of language. Code in R, demonstrating [queen] + [man] - [woman] ~ [King] to about 90% accuracy will be reviewed. Building first on exploratory "bag of words" analysis of Presidential debate texts, we'll explore, using pre-computed GloVe vectors (Pennington et al http://nlp.stanford.edu/projects/glove/), relationships like [sanders] + [trump] - [clinton] ~ [cruz] and how candidate positions align to rhetorical sentiment like [government] + [people] - [tax]. This analysis is work in progress. We'll also test empirical limits (aka failed experiments). Active feedback is both sought and welcome.

    Details:

    Doors open ~6 pm, talk starts at 6:30 pm

    Doors are open at bottom, take elevator to 3rd floor, door should be open for suite 320

    We'll visit a local watering hole afterwards.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Mar 24 2016
    pdxrlang meetup: R at Microsoft and R in Visual Studio

    Mozilla

    We'll have two talks from Microsoft/Revolution Analytics:

    • Joseph Rickert on R at Microsoft
    • John Lam on A Lap Around R Tools for Visual Studio

    Doors open ~6 pm, talks start at 6:30 pm

    Website
  • Thursday
    Feb 18 2016
    Application of analytics for optimizing wireless plans for IoT devices

    Mozilla

    Satish Doguparthy will talk about the application of analytics using R for optimizing wireless plans for IoT devices.

    Doors open at 6:00 pm - talk starts 6:30 pm - We need to be out of the venue before 8 pm

    NOTE 1: We have a new venue. We now meet at Mozilla's offices at 1120 NW Couch St #320 - still downtown, not far from our previous location.

    We'll go to a local watering hole (to be decided) after the talk if there's enough interest.

    Hashtag for PDX R meetups: #pdxrlang & the Twitter account to follow/tweet at is @pdxrlang

    Website
  • Thursday
    Feb 11 2016
    Quantified Self Show&Tell Presentations

    Mozilla

    It's a new year and a popular time for people to make changes in their lives. If you are doing something new, keep track of it, and tell us about it at the meeting.

    Here's our agenda:
    Informal Social and Gadget Time - Starting at 6pm
    Come early to socialize with other QSers and share what hardware, apps, and other technologies are helping you track your life. Bring your gadgets so that we can all see them, play with them, and hear your experiences with them!

    Intro and Announcements - 6:15 sharp!
    After a short intro on what Quantified Self is for people who are new, Steven Jonas will share stories and highlight some fantastic talks from the recent Quantified Self conference in San Francisco, where he worked as QS's speaker coordinator.

    Presentations - 6:30 to 7:30 Presentations come from our members and will be announced shortly before the meetup. If you have a self-tracking project that you are working on, please send me a message at [email protected]. It could be about something you are tracking, a device you are making, or even a little productivity system that you set up that makes working easier.

    7:30 to 8 pm After some amazing presentations, it's always great to chat with those around you.

    Website
  • Monday
    Nov 16 2015
    TA3M

    Mozilla

    The Privly Foundation organizes Portland TA3M. Ever wonder what they do?

    Priv.ly is a platform that allows you to encrypt your content anywhere on the web, with the click of a button. Join us for a hands-on workshop on using Priv.ly.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Nov 4 2015
    PDXRust November: Concurrency in Rust talk from Jim Blandy

    Mozilla

    For our November meeting, Jim Blandy will be presenting his OSCON Amsterdam talk Concurrency in Rust! By comparing a seemingly simple problem's implementation in an older language to Rust's performance, Jim makes his subject matter accessible to new Rust users while remaining useful to experts.

    Join us in #pdxrust on irc.freenode.net (http://webchat.freenode.net/)!

    Remember that Rust's Code of Conduct applies to this event.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Oct 7 2015
    PDXRust Monthly Meeting

    Mozilla

    Are you a Rust expert? Have you played with Rust a bit and told yourself you really should write more code in it, but never made the time? Do you just like learning about cool new programming languages? If any of these apply to you, come to the PDXRust meetup to learn more and meet others with similar interests!

    This meetup occurs on the first Wednesday of every month, from 6-8pm.

    October's meeting will be at Mozilla's Portland space.

    What will happen at the meetup? Good question! That's largely up to attendees!

    We start with 30-50 minutes of lightning talks from anyone who:

    • Has built something in Rust that they want to share,

    • Wants to build something in Rust and is seeking feedback and collaborators, or

    • Has learned something cool about Rust that they think would be useful to others.

    After the lightning talks, we have about an hour of hack time so you can sit down and work on your Rust project in a room full of others who enjoy the language.

    Join us in #pdxrust on irc.freenode.net (http://webchat.freenode.net/) with any feedback about what you'd like to see!

    Remember that Rust's Code of Conduct applies to this event.

    Logistics:

    Parking near the building can be scarce. The Mozilla office is close to the 11th&Couch stop and 10th&Couch stop on the NS streetcar line, and within walking distance of several bus lines. Covered bike parking is available in the courtyard that you cross to get to Mozilla's building, across from the Peet's Coffee and Tea seating area.

    The building is mostly wheelchair-accessible, in that there are no unavoidable stairs and the outside door has an automatic opening switch. Restroom doors on the 3rd floor and Mozilla office door are not automatic.

    Food is not yet planned for the event. If your company would like to sponsor food for the meeting, let edunham know ([email protected], or IRC).

    Website
  • Thursday
    Aug 27 2015
    Quantified Self Show&Tell Presentations

    Mozilla

    We're back! It's been too long, but we're excited to get together again and share what we've been learning from our personal data.

    Here's our agenda:

    Informal Social and Gadget Time - Starting at 6pm

    Come early to socialize with other QSers and share what hardware, apps, and other technologies are helping you track your life. Bring your gadgets so that we can all see them, play with them, and hear your experiences with them!

    New and Notable from the 2015 Quantified Self Conference - 6:30 sharp!

    Steven Jonas of QS Labs will give a short intro on what Quantified Self is for people who are new. He will also share stories and highlight some fantastic talks from the recent Quantified Self conference in San Francisco.

    Show and Tell

    We want to know: What are you working on? What are you tracking? What are you learning? It doesn't have to be a formal presentation, and can be as much as 10 minutes or as short as you like. Please let us know beforehand if you would like to share something. Shoot an email to [email protected].

    Website
  • Thursday
    Aug 6 2015
    UX Book Club PDX is talking to Abby Covert about her book, How To Make Sense Of Any Mess

    Mozilla

    After a few months off, we're back! On August 6th, we're going to be chatting with Abby Covert about her recent book, How To Make Sense Of Any Mess, "a book about information architecture for everybody".

    Abby is the president of the Information Architecture Institute, a teacher, and an independent Information Architect so you won't want to miss the opportunity to talk with her about information architecture. How To Make Sense Of Any Mess is a short, easy-to-read book that'll get you up to speed with information architecture and introduce you to some really handy tools.

    Please note: if you haven't finished the book but still want to come along, please do.

  • Wednesday
    May 20 2015
    PDX Design Research Group

    Mozilla

    Join us at the next PDX Design Research Group meeting on Wednesday, May 20th, 2015.

    Cindy Merrill, Human Factors Engineer and User Experience Researcher at Intel, will discuss the design research that went into making the MICA smart bracelet. MICA is a wrist-worn wearable for fashion-oriented women, designed by Opening Ceremony and engineered by Intel. Cindy’s presentation will focus on wearable-specific questions that arose while working on MICA, the user research conducted to answer these questions, and the impacts of this research on MICA’s design.

    Cindy has 10 years of professional experience in user experience research and design. Besides Intel, she has also worked at the web design agency OakTree Digital in Portland. and Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) in suburban Chicago. For 12 years, Cindy served as an officer on the Executive Council of CHIFOO.

    Time: Networking 6:30 – 7:00 pm, presentation 7:00 – 8:00 pm

  • Tuesday
    Mar 24 2015
    [CANCELED] Code 'n' Splode Monthly Meeting

    Mozilla

    Topic: TBD Speaker: All?

    **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 11 2015
    Homebrew Website Club PDX

    Mozilla

    Possible Topics this meeting:

    • IPFS Just launched and it would be great to talk about how it can help people host large files on their personal sites.

    Are you building your own website? Indie reader? Personal publishing web app? Or some other digital magic-cloud proxy? If so, come on by and join a gathering of people with likeminded interests. Bring your friends that want to start a personal web site. Exchange information, swap ideas, talk shop, help work on a project, whatever!

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Mar 3 2015
    UX Book Club PDX is talking about A Web For Everyone by Sarah Horton and Whitney Quesenbery

    Mozilla

    Come along and join us to talk about A Web For Everyone by Sarah Horton and Whitney Quesenbery, which is a very useful book on accessibility and universal design. Additionally, we're going to be joined by Whitney on Skype to discuss creating digital content for everyone, including people with disabilities. Accessibility is a huge subject, and one that is frequently overlooked by designers and developers, even though there are laws covering the rights of people (for example, employees and members of the public) to be able to access information.

    Come along with any of your team to discuss the important topic of accessibility and how it's not something you tack on at the end of a project, but something that can improve the usability of a product for everyone.

    If you haven't finished reading the book, please still come along and join in the conversation.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Feb 24 2015
    Code 'n' Splode Monthly Meeting

    Mozilla

    It's conference proposal season! Let's get together and share our talk proposal ideas, drafts and feedback.

    **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
  • Monday
    Feb 16 2015
    Portland's Techno-Activism 3rd Monday: The Battle for Protecting Data

    Mozilla

    Event is free, but please RSVP: http://ta3m-pdx-17.eventbrite.com

    The Battle of Protecting Data

    Join us this month for a talk and lively discussion on "The Battle of Protecting Data". With the changing world of enterprise computing ("Bring your own device", mobile, SaaS), the corporate world is having to re-think how they do security.

    Presenter

    Bill Giard is a Principal Engineer in Intel's IT organization and is responsible for helping to lead IT's software delivery across multiple client platforms. Bill joined Intel in 1996 with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and has over 20 years of IT experience.

    Hosted by: Portland Techno-Activism Third Mondays. Refreshments provided.

    Sponsored by: The Privly Foundation, and hosted at Mozilla

    Who should come?

    Anyone interested in techno-activism. We invite coders, geeks, artists, and anyone else. No technical experience required.

    Twitter

    Event hashtag: #ta3m

    Event organizers: @Privly, @TechnoActivism

    Venue host: @MozPDX

    Code of Conduct

    Attendees are expected to read and abide by Privly's Code of Conduct

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jan 28 2015
    PDX Design Research Group

    Mozilla

    Join us at the next PDX Design Research Group meeting on Wednesday, January 28th, 2015!

    Rachel Shadoan, CEO and research scientist at Akashic Labs will give a talk entitled “Edge Case: Adventures in Hybrid User Research.” Big Data is certainly having a moment. Proponents promise that data will serve up answers to all of our most pressing questions. But what happens when all that data leads to a dead end? Rachel will tell the story of the data dead end that put her on the path from data science to ethnography--and where that path has led since. Through a variety of case studies featuring the blending of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, Rachel will show where data shines, where qualitative research techniques are necessary, and how visualization can bridge the gap between the two.

    Informal networking will be from 6:30 – 7:00, with Rachel’s talk to begin promptly at 7:00.

    Please note: If you arrive after 7:00 pm, you will not be able to get into the building, so please plan to arrive at least a few minutes before then.

  • Tuesday
    Jan 27 2015
    Code 'n' Splode Monthly Meeting

    Mozilla

    Topic: TBD Speaker: All?

    **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
  • Thursday
    Jan 22 2015
    UX Book Club PDX is talking about Andrew Hinton's Understanding Context

    Mozilla

    Come along and talk about Andrew Hinton's Understanding Context.

    Technology is destabilizing the way we understand our surroundings. From social identity to ubiquitous mobility, digital information keeps changing what here means, how to get there, and even who we are. Why does software so easily confound our perception and scramble meaning? And how can we make all this complexity still make sense to our users?

    Understanding Context offers a powerful toolset for grasping and solving the challenges of contextual ambiguity. By starting with the foundation of how people perceive the world around them, it shows how users touch, navigate, and comprehend environments made of language and pixels, and how we can make those places better.

    We're going to be talking to Andrew via Skype, so it's going to be an interesting discussion.

    Not finished the book? It doesn't matter—come along and join the conversation.

  • Tuesday
    Nov 25 2014
    Code 'n' Splode CANCELLED (get ready for Thanksgiving!)

    Mozilla

    Topic: TBD Speaker: Christie Koehler

    **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
    Nov 19 2014
    PDX Design Research Group Meeting

    Mozilla

    The PDX Design Research Group is a multidisciplinary networking group focused on the role of research in the design of products, services and systems in business, government and non-profits. We welcome perspectives from all disciplines, including human-computer interaction, design, market research, and the social sciences, and others. Meetings will be held every other month in downtown Portland, and will include speakers, panel discussions, workshops, and other events, with opportunities to network and discuss relevant topics with fellow research professionals.

    Help us kick off the new PDX Design Research Group with our first event on November 19th, featuring a presentation and discussion by Janna Kimel, Customer Experience Manager at Regence BlueCross BlueShield. If you have the challenge of integrating design research into the business, or if you consult with companies learning to integrate the voice of the customer, this talk will be especially relevant. Over the past 18 months, Janna has built up her role from doing web-based user research to partnering across business silos in order to support customer-centered projects and products. Come hear how Janna and her team helped move the organization from thinking “inside out” to thinking “outside in.”

    Informal networking will be from 6:30 – 7:00, with Janna’s talk to begin promptly at 7:00. Please note: If you arrive after 7:00 pm, you won’t be able to get into the building, so please plan to arrive at least a few minutes before then.

  • Thursday
    Nov 13 2014
    ***CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER***: UX Book Club PDX is talking about A Web For Everyone by Sarah Horton and Whitney Quesenbery

    Mozilla

    CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

    Come along and join us to talk about A Web For Everyone by Sarah Horton and Whitney Quesenbery, which is a very useful book on accessibility and universal design. Additionally, we're going to be joined by Whitney on Skype to discuss creating digital content for everyone, including people with disabilities. Accessibility is a huge subject, and one that is frequently overlooked by designers and developers, even though there are laws covering the rights of people (for example, employees and members of the public) to be able to access information.

    Come along with any of your team to discuss the important topic of accessibility and how it's not something you tack on at the end of a project, but something that can improve the usability of a product for everyone.

    For information on where to buy the book, and a limited-time 30% discount code, see the post in our Google Group.

    If you haven't finished reading the book, please still come along and join in the conversation.

    Website
  • Sunday
    Oct 26 2014
    CANCELLED: Women Who Hack

    Mozilla

    THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

    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. Remember, no experience is an experience level!

    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
    • Yourself!

    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: [email protected].

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

    Website
  • Sunday
    Sep 28 2014
    Women Who Hack

    Mozilla

    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. Remember, no experience is an experience level!

    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
    • Yourself!

    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: [email protected].

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

    Website
  • Thursday
    Sep 25 2014
    Quantified Self Show&Tell

    Mozilla

    Tracking your mood with your smartphone? Recording your workouts, diet and/or weight? Using a Fitbit, Withings scale, or heart-rate monitor?

    Quantified Self is "self-knowledge through numbers" and we want to hear your self-tracking stories! Sign up to give a talk. Our content comes from our community. Show us your graphs, spreadsheets, biometric devices, practical solutions and crazy notions. They are all welcome. We focus on real self-tracking projects involving your personal data.

    Or just bring your enthusiasm and come to marvel and learn with us. Sharing is not required if you're just curious to see what this is about! Agenda:

    • 6 to 6:30 pm: Doors open. Social time. This is an opportunity to meet other self-trackers and catch up with friends.

    • 6:30 pm: Intro to QS plus news. We'll provide a brief intro about QS, as well as, what's been happening in the past months in the news on how people are finding meaning from their personal data.

    • 6:45 to 7:15 pm: Scheduled Show&Tell talks. These are 7 minute talks with 5 minutes for questions. This is the meat & potatoes of QS meetups. This is an opportunity to share your story with your peers. Please contact us in advance if you want to give one. We'll send out a list of speakers in advance of the meet up.

    • 7:15 to 7:45 pm: Walk-on Show&Tell talks. These are 5 minutes with time for a couple questions. They are signed up for on the day of the event, using a sheet at the welcome table. We’ll go through as many as we can, time permitting.

    • 7:45 to 8:30 pm: We'll open things up for general discussion if there's anything that someone wants to bring up to the group. Then we'll break and hang out for awhile. This is a good opportunity to talk with presenters If you're interested in doing a Show&Tell, please mention it in your RSVP or email the organizers in advance. You can also sign up on the day of the event as a walk-on.

    We can't wait to see you there!

    -Steven, Rob, Mark, Ioan

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Sep 24 2014
    Homebrew Website Club PDX

    Mozilla

    Are you building your own website? Indie reader? Personal publishing web app? Or some other digital magic-cloud proxy? If so, come on by and join a gathering of people with likeminded interests. Bring your friends that want to start a personal web site. Exchange information, swap ideas, talk shop, help work on a project, whatever!

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Sep 23 2014
    Code 'n' Splode Monthly Meeting

    Mozilla

    Topic: TBD Speaker: Christie Koehler

    **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
  • Monday
    Sep 15 2014
    Portland's Techno-Activism 3rd Monday: FOIA Party

    Mozilla

    There is a Form for That: Learn what the Government Thinks it Knows About You

    Ever wonder what travel information the Department of Homeland Security maintains on you? There is a form for that. Want to know if you have an FBI file? There is a form for that. Want to know if law enforcement is setting up cell phone tracking towers in your area? There is a form for that.

    In this interactive session of TA3M we supply attendees with an easy way to send requests to state and federal agencies for personal and public information.

    For an example of the power of these requests, see these Ars Technica articles: http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/05/ask-ars-can-i-see-what-the-feds-know-about-where-ive-traveled/

    Come fill forms and then speculate on what you will find out!

    We'll be bringing in a representative from MuckRock.com to help facilitate the public records requests and providing all the necessary pieces for requesting your own personal data.

    What is it?

    This is the Techno-Activism 3rd Monday event for Portland, Oregon! Read more about techno-activism 3rd mondays.

    Who should come?

    Anyone interested in techno-activism. We invite coders, geeks, artists, and anyone else. No technical experience required.

    Who's hosting?

    The Privly Foundation will organize this and future TA3M Portland events.

    PDXTech4Good

    If you're interested in this event, you might also be interested in the PDXTech4Good meetup.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Sep 10 2014
    Homebrew Website Club PDX

    Mozilla

    Are you building your own website? Indie reader? Personal publishing web app? Or some other digital magic-cloud proxy? If so, come on by and join a gathering of people with likeminded interests. Bring your friends that want to start a personal web site. Exchange information, swap ideas, talk shop, help work on a project, whatever!

    Website
  • Thursday
    Sep 4 2014
    UX Book Club PDX is talking about Erving Goffman's classic "Interaction Ritual - Essays on Face-to-Face Behavior"

    Mozilla

    We're following on from July's excellent discussion on Sam Ladner's Practical Ethnography: A Guide to Doing Ethnography in the Private Sector with a classic from sociologist Erving Goffman.

    "Interaction Ritual - Essays on Face-to-Face Behavior" is one of several classic books by Goffman, and one that is studied by UX researchers. The book is a collection of six essays: "On Face-work", "Embarrassment and Social Organization", "The Nature of Deference and Demeanor", "Alienation from Interaction", "Mental Symptoms and Public Order", and "Where the Action Is". If you want to brush up on your understanding of people, this is one of the books for you.

    If you haven't finished the book, but still want to come along and talk, the please do—we'd love to see you.

  • Tuesday
    Aug 26 2014
    Code 'n' Splode Monthly Meeting

    Mozilla

    Topic: TBD Speaker: Christie Koehler

    **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
  • Sunday
    Aug 24 2014
    Women Who Hack

    Mozilla

    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. Remember, no experience is an experience level!

    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
    • Yourself!

    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: [email protected].

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

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jul 29 2014
    Quantified Self Show & Tell: Analyzing Your Data

    Mozilla

    July's theme is: ANALYZING YOUR DATA

    As QSers, we generate data like crazy, but many of us don't know what to do with it from there.

    At this meetup, we're going to talk about what to do once you have data. If you have some data that you have worked through, I encourage you to come share the process with us so that we can all learn!

    We'll also have a person or two from the Portland Data Science Group there to give us some analysis tips from the experts.

    Here's our agenda:
    Informal Social and Gadget Time - Starting at 6pm
    Come early to socialize with other QSers and share what hardware, apps, and other technologies are helping you track your life. Bring your gadgets so that we can all see them, play with them, and hear your experiences with them!

    Intro and Announcements - 6:30 sharp!

    Show and Tell
    Just like when you were in kindergarten, we encourage you to share something within the theme of the meetup. It doesn't a formal presentation, and can be as much as 10 minutes or as short as you like. Let us know in advance to guarantee your slot.

    Website
  • Sunday
    Jul 27 2014
    Women Who Hack

    Mozilla

    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. Remember, no experience is an experience level!

    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
    • Yourself!

    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: [email protected].

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

    Website
  • Thursday
    Jul 10 2014
    Come and talk to Sam Ladner, the author of "Practical Ethnography: A Guide to Doing Ethnography in the Private Sector"

    Mozilla

    Come along and talk to Sam Ladner, the author of the super-useful and well-received new book, Practical Ethnography: A Guide to Doing Ethnography in the Private Sector.

    Sam's book is aimed at two groups of people:

    1. Social scientists who want to adapt their academic skills to the private sector, either to find a full-time job or to practice as an independent researcher; and
    2. Designers and researchers already working in the private sector who may not have formal training in ethnography.

    Sam is based in Seattle but is coming to Portland to talk to us. Don't miss this opportunity to talk about the research skills that are so critical in creating successful products.

    Note: if you haven't finished the book, please still come along and join the conversation

    Website
  • Monday
    Jun 23 2014
    Open Source Bridge 2014 Volunteer Orientation Sessions

    Mozilla

    If you are volunteering at Open Source Bridge 2014, you need to come to this!

    This is our third orientation session (6-7pm) today to go over duties and the map of the event. We require that volunteers show up for one of these OSB Volunteer orientations.

    In addition, certain volunteer positions require training. For these specialized positions, we will be providing specific training today; please be sure to schedule extra time to attend. Thank you!

    Volunteer orientations will be held onsite at the Eliot Center.

    If you are interested in learning more about volunteering opportunities for Open Source Bridge, please visit our website.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    May 27 2014
    Code 'n' Splode Monthly Meeting

    Mozilla

    Topic: Communities of Practice, Situated Learning and Working with Contributors Speaker: Christie Koehler

    **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
  • Tuesday
    May 13 2014
    UX Book Club PDX discussing George Lakoff's Metaphors We Live By

    Mozilla

    Join us to discuss George Lakoff's classic Metaphors We Live By.

    This is a book that changed people's understanding of metaphor and its role in language and the mind. Metaphor, the authors explain, is a fundamental mechanism of mind, one that allows us to use what we know about our physical and social experience to provide understanding of countless other subjects.

    Sound interesting? Then come along and talk! Also: there will be beer :)

    If you haven't managed to finish the book before the event, please feel free to come along and join the discussion.

    Website
  • Sunday
    Apr 27 2014
    Women Who Hack

    Mozilla

    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. Remember, no experience is an experience level!

    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
    • Yourself!

    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: [email protected].

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

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Apr 9 2014
    Homebrew Website Club PDX

    Mozilla

    Are you building your own website? Indie reader? Personal publishing web app? Or some other digital magic-cloud proxy? If so, come on by and join a gathering of people with likeminded interests. Bring your friends that want to start a personal web site. Exchange information, swap ideas, talk shop, help work on a project, whatever...

    This will be held concurrently with the Homebrew Website Club meeting in San Francisco with a remote video link between the two sites!

    Read about the last meetings:

    Website
  • Monday
    Mar 31 2014
    Camlistore Install Fest

    Mozilla

    Update: Brad Fitzpatrick and Nick O'neill of the Camlistore project will be attending!

    Let's get together and install Camlistore.

    Camlistore is a "personal storage system for life", similar in some ways to Dropbox, Google+, and Git. It is designed to archive personally-relevant data from sources such as your hard drive, social networks, and your mobile phone camera. Once data is imported, you can annotate and organize, query, and share.

    Camli is moving fast, and is currently for developers and motivated early adopters. Bonus points for installing ahead of time, so we can focus on the fun stuff and so we have more people on hand who can help with installation.

    Basics

    • Install Camlistore on your laptop and play with the web interface and cammount, camput and camget commands
    • Sync some photos with the Android app
    • Play with the awesome query interface, for example searching by image properties.

    Advanced ideas

    • Set up Camlistore on a home server, or on a VPS using S3 for storage (see this recipe).
    • Build and install the iOS photo sync app and sync some photos
    • Publish parts of your store to the web with go templates
    • Try out claim-based sharing

    Lightning Talks

    If you have a project in progress that you'd like to share, there will be time at the beginning of the meetup for 5 minute lightning talks. Add your topic below.

    • Don Park on 'just enough ruby to use Camlistore as a generic image host'
    • Nick Moore will have a Raspberry Pi on hand running Camlistore.
    • @edrex on archiving and annotating handwritten notes
  • Wednesday
    Mar 26 2014
    Homebrew Website Club PDX

    Mozilla

    Are you building your own website? Indie reader? Personal publishing web app? Or some other digital magic-cloud proxy? If so, come on by and join a gathering of people with likeminded interests. Bring your friends that want to start a personal web site. Exchange information, swap ideas, talk shop, help work on a project, whatever...

    This will be held concurrently with the Homebrew Website Club meeting in San Francisco with a remote video link between the two sites!

    Read about the last meetings:

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Mar 25 2014
    Code 'n' Splode Monthly Meeting

    Mozilla

    Topic: TBD

    **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
  • Sunday
    Mar 23 2014
    Women Who Hack

    Mozilla

    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. Remember, no experience is an experience level!

    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
    • Yourself!

    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: [email protected].

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

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Mar 4 2014
    Elasticsearch Portlandia Meetup

    Mozilla

    Steve Mayzak from Elasticsearch Inc. will be on hand to talk all about Elasticsearch's latest 1.0 release, including cool new features like aggregations. He'll also be going over some basics of how Elasticsearch works with Logstash for logging and Kibana for data visualization.

    And if we are quite fortunate some of the engineers at Mozilla will be talking about how they use the Elasticsearch ELK stack (that's Elasticsearch, Logstash and Kibana combined) to do all the things.

    Please RSVP on meetup.com so we order enough food.

    http://www.meetup.com/The-Portlandia-ElasticSearch-Meetup-Group/events/161655702/

    Come hungry for knowledge and noms, as we'll have beer and food on offer.

    Website
  • Monday
    Mar 3 2014
    UX Book Club PDX discussing Kevin Lynch's The Image Of The CIty

    Mozilla

    Join us to discuss Kevin Lynch's classic The Image Of The City. Although the book is about the design of cities, it is widely cited in information architecture fields because of the parallels between urban planning and how we architect information online.

    If you haven't managed to finish the book before the event, please feel free to come along and join the discussion

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Feb 25 2014
    Code 'n' Splode: Moving Comfortably & Easily

    Mozilla

    Topic: Moving Comfortably & Easily Speaker: Sonia Connolly

    Learn how to work with your body's muscular-skeletal system to move more comfortably and easily through your work day and beyond!

    **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
  • Sunday
    Feb 23 2014
    Women Who Hack

    Mozilla

    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. Remember, no experience is an experience level!

    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
    • Yourself!

    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: [email protected].

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

    Website
  • Thursday
    Feb 20 2014
    QS PDX: Project/Tech Time!

    Mozilla

    LAPTOPS REQUIRED!

    If you need some time and space to get your QS project moving and you're ready to roll up your sleeves, this is the meetup for you!

    Bring your project and use this time to make some progress on it in the company of other QSers working towards similar goals.  This is also a chance to chat how-tos with others who may have tackled the same struggles that you are having, and to talk shop about everything from making hardware, to data processing, to visualization and meaning.

    It can be boisterous when ideas are flowing, and dead silent as they're being applied, so be ready for both.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Feb 18 2014
    HacksHackers Portland Monthly Meeting

    Mozilla

    All the data! Data resources, a bit on how to gather it, and what you can do with it. Examples from news outlets. Hopefully some brainstorming of your own projects.

    Website
  • Monday
    Feb 17 2014
    Portland's Techno-Activism 3rd Monday

    Mozilla

    This event is free, but please RSVP on Eventbrite (linked above)

    Event Description

    Encryption can be easy! In this meet up we will teach you the basics of encrypting your content, then we will concentrate on making it easy for you to use crypto with **your** environment. Once we help you through the hard part, you'll be able to encrypt messages at home safely without frustration. This is a hands-on meetup with PGP.

    Have a preference about what you want to learn? Want to lead a group in teaching a method? Email us a [email protected] and we'll add you to the agenda.

    What should I bring?

    • A willingness to learn or to teach
    • A laptop. If you don't have one, let us know and we can try to scrounge up an extra one for you.
    • A current news story that you want to discuss with the group related to privacy/security/surveillance/censorship (optional)

    What is it?

    This is the Techno-Activism 3rd Monday event for Portland, Oregon! Read more about techno-activism 3rd mondays.

    Who should come?

    Anyone interested in techno-activism. We invite coders, geeks, artists, and anyone else. No technical experience required.

    Who's hosting?

    Mozilla has generously offered to host and pay for catering. The Privly Foundation organizes the event. Nicholas Restaurant will be providing party platters of hummus, meat grape leaves, and more!

    Code of Conduct

    Please review our code of conduct before attending the event to ensure a safe and welcoming time for all.

    PDXTech4Good

    If you're interested in this event, you might also be interested in the PDXTech4Good meetup.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jan 29 2014
    Homebrew Website Club PDX

    Mozilla

    Are you building your own website? Indie reader? Personal publishing web app? Or some other digital magic-cloud proxy? If so, come on by and join a gathering of people with likeminded interests. Bring your friends that want to start a personal web site. Exchange information, swap ideas, talk shop, help work on a project, whatever...

    This will be held concurrently with the Homebrew Website Club meeting in San Francisco with a remote video link between the two sites!

    Read about the last meetings:

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jan 28 2014
    Code 'n' Splode Monthly Meeting

    Mozilla

    Topic: Salary Negotiation & Interviews

    **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
  • Join IxDA at Mozilla's new office for Dan Klyn's talk "Is It Usable Yet?"

    Mozilla

    Is It Usable Yet?

    Forty years on, it's easy to forget that user-centered design and information architecture were once disruptive new ideas. Today, they're both presumed to be kind-of "thrown in" when UX work is being done.

    "Of course we're user centered: that's the U in UX!"

    "Of course we did the IA - we've got navbars and a site map, don't we?"

    But as Peter Morville notes, when something is a part of everybody's job, that thing ends up being nobody's job and it does not get done right.

    What's the situation around, and value of, UCD and IA in contemporary UX practice? Find out in a lively Q&A and short presentation on January 28 at Mozilla's office in Portland with Dan Klyn from The Understanding Group. There will be food and drink at the event.

    Spoiler: what these things mean today is amazing, essential, transformative and not what you probably expect.

    About Dan

    Dan Klyn is co-founder of The Understanding Group (TUG), teaches information architecture at the University of Michigan School of Information and serves on the board of the IA Institute. He does IA work for clients including Herman Miller and JSTOR and his research focus is also his hero: Richard Saul Wurman.

    Website
  • Sunday
    Jan 26 2014
    Women Who Hack

    Mozilla

    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. Remember, no experience is an experience level!

    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
    • Yourself!

    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: [email protected].

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

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jan 21 2014
    Hacks/Hackers PDX January Meetup

    Mozilla

    Yes, Hacks/Hackers PDX is still alive! We have two co-organizers, M. Edward (@znmeb) Borasky and Melissa (@capnleela) Chavez.

    For January we’re having a 2014 kickoff round table with lightning talks. We want to hear what journalists and developers are working on and where more collaboration is needed.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Dec 18 2013
    Homebrew Website Club PDX

    Mozilla

    Are you building your own website? Indie reader? Personal publishing web app? Or some other digital magic-cloud proxy? If so, come on by and join a gathering of people with likeminded interests. Bring your friends that want to start a personal web site. Exchange information, swap ideas, talk shop, help work on a project, whatever...

    This will be held concurrently with the Homebrew Website Club meeting in San Francisco with a remote video link between the two sites!

    See the Homebrew Website Club Newsletter Volume 1 Issue 1 for a description of the previous meeting.

    Website
  • Sunday
    Dec 15 2013
    Women Who Hack

    Mozilla

    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. Remember, no experience is an experience level!

    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
    • Yourself!

    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: [email protected].

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

    Website
  • Saturday
    Nov 16 2013
    UnhostedPDX Hackathon

    Mozilla

    Hackathon centered around @unhosted web apps

    Event details copied over from http://lanyrd.com/2013/unhostedpdx/

    Website
  • Thursday
    Nov 7 2013
    PDXNode presentation night

    Mozilla

    Monthly presentation night!

    Space and drinks provided by Mozilla

    Pizza will be provided by Walmart Labs

    This month's talks:

    • Nate Geier will be presenting the first round of his Node Summit talk with us about EnrollGo, a Learning Management System (LMS) built entirely with Node.js

    • Eric Holscher, maintainer of Read the Docs and Co-creator of Write the Docs, will be bringing his perspective on documentation to Node.js

    • Jesse Keane will be sharing his module, jung, which triggers commands on file change. events

    Presentations start at 7pm. Come a little early to say hi. We'll also be at Mozilla starting at 6:30pm to help anyone wanting to get started by installing node and npm.

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

    Website
  • Monday
    Nov 4 2013
    BarCamp Portland 8 Volunteer Meetup!

    Mozilla

    Do you want to help make BarCamp Portland a reality? Do you want to help make it the most awesome event possible?

    Come by our volunteer meetup to learn about how you can help this year's event, and to share your ideas with the planning team.

    Website
  • Saturday
    Oct 26 2013
    Read the Docs Hackathon

    Mozilla

    We will gather and hack on Read the Docs all day. If you've never contributed before, this is a good chance since both of the main maintainers (one of which is the original author) will be there.

    Read the Docs is written in Python but we could also use front end help in the form of design input and css/javascript.

    There will be pizza, snacks, drinks and beer provided by Mozilla to fuel folks.

    If you want to get started ahead of time, the install instructions for the project are available here: http://docs.readthedocs.org/en/latest/install.html

    http://www.meetup.com/pdxpython/events/142472922/

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Oct 22 2013
    Code 'n' Splode Monthly Meeting CANCELLED

    Mozilla

    Topic: TBD

    **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
  • Sunday
    Oct 20 2013
    Women Who Hack

    Mozilla

    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: [email protected].

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

    Website
  • Thursday
    Oct 10 2013
    PDXNode presentation night

    Mozilla

    Monthly presentation night!

    Snacks and drinks will be provided by Mozilla.

    This month:

    • Ben Acker will share about some awesome drawings and tales of Nodejs within Walmart Labs.

    • Chris Dickinson will be sharing his talk on Javascript at Urban Airship.

    • there's still room for a lightning talk! This would be a great opportunity for someone to share a module they've found particularly useful or heinous. Please contact an organizer if you're interested.

    Presentations start at 7pm. Come a little early to say hi. We'll also be at Mozilla starting at 6:30pm to help anyone wanting to get started by installing node and npm.

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

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Oct 8 2013
    UX Book Club PDX

    Mozilla

    This time around we're reading one of the most talked about UX books in a long time, Leah Buley's The User Experience Team Of One. What's going to make this discussion even better is that Leah will joining us in person.

    For the first time we're going to be meeting in Mozilla's new offices, and there will be beer, cider, and snacks.

    If you don't manage to finish the book on time, please still feel free to attend!

    Website
  • Sunday
    Sep 29 2013
    Women Who Hack

    Mozilla

    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: [email protected].

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

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Sep 24 2013
    Code 'n' Splode: Peer-Led Resume Workshop

    Mozilla

    Topic: Peer-Led Resume Workshop

    Dust off those resumes and bring them to share with the group! We'll review as many resumes as possible, giving thoughtful and constructive feedback. If you would like your resume reviewed, please come with at least a complete draft.

    **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
  • Thursday
    Sep 5 2013
    PDXNode presentation night

    Mozilla

    Monthly presentation night! Talks will be:

    • Wraithan sharing a lightning talk on the quick start of http.createServer() without having to dive into a framework
    • Faddah Yuetsu will lead a discussion after presenting Eric Gradman's JS.LA hardware talk "Node's harder side"
    • Justin Abrahms will talk about Selenium PageObjects, a pattern that represents the screens of your web app as a series of objects

    We'll also be starting a couple of monthly segments and would LOVE your participation and submissions--

    1. "Stump the Chump", a 15-minute round of anything-goes, ask any question that's been irking you about Node.js. Those williing can stand up to help answer the question in an open, friendly learning environment.

    2. "Modules You Should Know", a different module featured each month. We'd love for people to take a stab at this lightning-style talk. Learn a module, share it with us, help close that discovery gap that is growing in Node.js!

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

    Website
  • Sunday
    Sep 1 2013
    Women Who Hack

    Mozilla

    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: [email protected]mptownsyndicate.org.

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

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Aug 28 2013
    PDX Git Together

    Mozilla

    The new PDX Git Together is fast-forwarding into the future!

    We are meeting at the brand new Mozilla PDX office this month! It is conveniently located next to Powell's books and many fine eating and drinking establishments.

    During this meeting, Duke will talk about his experience using and contributing to Travis CI and how individuals and organizations can integrate it with their Git workflow.

    Would you like to present at a future PDX Git Together? Send an email to the pdxgit mailing list and/or contact Duke at [email protected] .

    Would you like to sponsor food or other stuff for future PDX Git Togethers? Contact Duke at [email protected] .

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Aug 27 2013
    Code 'n' Splode Monthly Meeting

    Mozilla

    Topic: TBD

    **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
  • Tuesday
    Aug 20 2013