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Portland State University Fourth Avenue Building (FAB) Room FAB 86-01

1900 Southwest 4th Avenue
Portland, OR 97201, US (map)

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  • Thursday
    Aug 3 2017
    Portland Linux/Unix Group: An Introduction to Data Protection

    Portland Linux/Unix Group General Meeting Announcement

    Who: Michael "you break it you bought it" Dexter
    What: An Introduction to Data Protection
    Where: PSU, 1930 SW 4th Ave. Room FAB 86-01 (Lower Level)
    When: Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 at 7pm
    Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
    Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live

    You probably have a good sense of data protection in the sense of "backups" but alas, there is more to it. This talk will cover ten key aspects of Data Protection and discuss open source technologies that address them.

    Is your data...

    1. Integrous – Maintaining integrity and consistency
    2. Resilient – Resistant to mechanical failures/outages
    3. Versioned – Accessible in a previous state
    4. Replicated – “Backed up” to local and remote locations
    5. Archived – Versioned and replicated for long-term storage
    6. Secure – Resistant to unauthorized theft or destruction
    7. Private – Available for authorized purposes only
    8. Available – Accessible in a timely manner
    9. Usable – Equally available now and in the future
    10. Compliant – with legal and regulatory requirements

    Bring your questions and experiences for a livid^H^H^H^H^H vivid and vibrant discussion.

    Bonus: Discussion about the future of PLUG Advanced Topics and other PLUG housekeeping, planning and fun!

    Super bonus: Michael will not be here in September and see Bonus one.

    Many will head to the Lucky Lab at 1945 NW Quimby St. after the meeting.

    Rideshares to the Lucky Lab available

    PLUG is open to everyone and does not tolerate abusive behavior on its mailing lists or at its meetings.

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  • Monday
    May 23 2016
    Computer Science Colloquium: Drucker-Prager Elastoplasticity for Sand Animation

    Title: Drucker-Prager Elastoplasticity for Sand Animation Speaker: Joseph Teran, UCLA

    Abstract: We simulate sand dynamics using an elastoplastic, continuum assumption. We demonstrate that the Drucker-Prager plastic flow model combined with a Hencky-strain-based hyperelasticity accurately recreates a wide range of visual sand phenomena with moderate computational expense. We use the Material Point Method (MPM) to discretize the governing equations for its natural treatment of contact, topological change and history dependent constitutive relations. The Drucker-Prager model naturally represents the frictional relation between shear and normal stresses through a yield stress criterion. We develop a stress projection algorithm used for enforcing this condition with a non-associative flow rule that works naturally with both implicit and explicit time integration. We demonstrate the efficacy of our approach on examples undergoing large deformation, collisions and topological changes necessary for producing modern visual effects.

    Bio: Joseph Teran is a professor of applied mathematics at UCLA. His research is focused on numerical methods for partial differential equations arising in classical physics. This includes computational solids, computational fluids, multi-material interactions, fracture dynamics and computational biomechanics. Exciting applications include computer graphics and movie special effects at Walt Disney Animation. Professor Teran was a recipient of a 2011 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) and a 2010 Young Investigator award from the Office of Naval Research. In 2008, Discover Magazine named him one of the 50 “Best Brains in Science” which lauded him and other young scientists as “young visionaries who are transforming the way we understand the world”.

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  • Tuesday
    Aug 11 2015
    PSAS Rocketry Weekly Meeting

    Portland State Aerospace Society (PSAS) is a student aerospace engineering project at Portland State University. We're building ultra-low-cost, open source rockets that feature some of the most sophisticated amateur rocket avionics systems out there today. Our long term goal is to put a tiny satellite into orbit.

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  • Tuesday
    Jul 28 2015
    D3 Meetup: Lightning Talks and Project Demos

    D3.js is a JavaScript library for manipulating documents based on data. D3 helps you bring data to life using HTML, SVG, and CSS. D3’s emphasis on web standards gives you the full capabilities of modern browsers without tying yourself to a proprietary framework, combining powerful visualization components and a data-driven approach to DOM manipulation.

    We will have a few people lined up to give short talks on specific parts of D3 and data visualization in general. Those who are interested in showing off the cool things they have created with D3 will have a platform to share, and hopefully the rest of us can gain some cool ideas or inspiration.

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  • Friday
    Mar 27 2015
    PDX OpenStack Hackathon

    PDX OpenStack Hackathon

    Bring ideas for items you want to hack on and each morning we will break out into groups to hack on them.

    This is a two day unconference like sprint for openstack developers. We will focus on upstream development. At the beginning of each day we will propose topics in an unconference style and will pick things to hack on for the rest of the day.

    When: March 26th and 27th, 9am - 5pm

    Location: Portland; 1900 SW 4th Ave Room 8601. This is on the Portland State University campus. Lunch/food: There are a number of food carts across from the building that have delicious lunch in all dietary formats. Social events: We have not planned anything formal, but count on having a drinkup at a bar on wednesday and friday nights.

    Contact [email protected] for details. Code of Conduct: http://www.openstack.org/legal/community-code-of-conduct/

  • Thursday
    Mar 26 2015
    PDX OpenStack Hackathon

    PDX OpenStack Hackathon

    Bring ideas for items you want to hack on and each morning we will break out into groups to hack on them.

    This is a two day unconference like sprint for openstack developers. We will focus on upstream development. At the beginning of each day we will propose topics in an unconference style and will pick things to hack on for the rest of the day.

    When: March 26th and 27th, 9am - 5pm

    Location: Portland; 1900 SW 4th Ave Room 8601. This is on the Portland State University campus. Lunch/food: There are a number of food carts across from the building that have delicious lunch in all dietary formats. Social events: We have not planned anything formal, but will probably do something after the hack day on Thursday.

    Contact [email protected] for details. Code of Conduct: http://www.openstack.org/legal/community-code-of-conduct/

    Parking: The fourth avenue lot is the most proximal. Spring break will be going on so probably parking will be very easy to find. Reference:

    http://www.pdx.edu/transportation/hourly-visitor-parking

    Etherpad: https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/pdx_hackathon_kilo

  • Friday
    May 30 2014
    Python Web Development with Flask

    Flask is a small and easy-to-use, yet fully featured open source web framework written in Python. It is considered a micro-framework, but don't let the "micro" part fool you; Flask can do everything the others can do, many times in a simpler, leaner way. This presentation will introduce you to Flask through several examples that you can download and try.

    Miguel Grinberg has over 25 years of experience as a software engineer and leads a team of engineers that develop software for the video broadcast industry. He is the author of the O'Reilly book "Flask Web Development", and blogs at http://blog.miguelgrinberg.com about a variety of topics including web development, robotics, photography, and the occasional movie review. He lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, four kids, two dogs, and a cat. Follow @miguelgrinberg on Twitter.

    RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/python-web-development-with-flask-tickets-11668297191

    ACM @ PSU

  • Friday
    Feb 28 2014
    Bitcoin - A Technical Introduction.

    "Bitcoin is the world's first decentralized, peer-to-peer, digital currency and payment system. At its heart is an open source value-transfer protocol that facilitates currency transfers among users without relying on a trusted third party. The protocol employs provable-cryptography to prevent counterfeiting, censorship, double-spending, and account seizures.

    We'll learn how the bitcoin protocol works, discuss some of its strengths and weaknesses, and dispel some common misperceptions. No prior knowledge of cryptography is required, but a basic understanding of mathematical functions (ie: surjectivity, injectivity, domains, images, preimages, etc) will be assumed."

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  • Thursday
    Feb 13 2014
    Info Session at PSU: Columbia Gorge Community College CS Faculty Position

    Columbia Gorge Community College (CGCC) is looking for a full-time permanent instructor for the Computer Science program they're starting up. The instructor will be responsible for taking a lead role in developing a curriculum for the CGCC CS program, and for initially teaching most or all of that curriculum; it looks like Bart Massey will be helping out initially. There's lots of opportunities for innovation in a beautiful setting only about an hour from Portland. For more details or to apply, consult the position description.

    PSU Prof. Bart Massey and Mary Kramer of CGCC would like to invite any potential candidates to a "meet-and-greet" information session at PSU. We'd like to talk with you about the proposed program and help you understand what fit there might be and how you might apply. We look forward to chatting with you about this unique opportunity!

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  • Friday
    Nov 8 2013
    Intro to Android GUI Programming

    This will be an introduction to Android Programming using Eclipse and Java with the Android SDK.

    This is the first event in a series of Android programming talks which will inevitably lead to the production of a classic board game, such as Sorry!

    All skill levels are welcome, and no prior Android Experience is necessary.

    About the Speaker: Sean Walsh is the Chairman of the Association for Computing Machinery at Portland State University. Sean has extensive experience with User Interface design and undergraduate Artificial Intelligence programming. He is finishing his undergraduate degree in Computer Science, while concurrently taking graduate classes toward a Masters of Computer Science - Artificial Intelligence track.

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