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Portland Code School

735 SW 20th Place #230
Portland, OR 97205, US (map)

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  • Tuesday
    Sep 15 2015
    Code School Information Session

    Portland Code School is hosting an open house event on Tuesday, September 15, 6-8pm. Hear about our iOS immersion class, foundations series, JavaScript programs, and our partnership with Portland Community College.

    For more information please email: [email protected]

    Drinks and refreshments.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Sep 8 2015
    iOS information session

    Join us for an informal gathering to meet students and staff at PCS, and find out more about the iOS class starting in a few weeks!

    For more information please email: [email protected]

    Drinks and refreshments.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Jul 23 2015
    Code Oregon Labs - Free Tutoring for Online Learners

    Code Fellows and Portland Code School (PCS) invite online learners of all stripes to Code Oregon Labs. This is an open lab for people who are learning to code online and who would benefit from high-quality, in-person tutoring from professional instructors and industry veterans. Together with Code Oregon and volunteers from the community, Code Fellows and PCS will provide tutors at a 6:1 ratio -- and pizza for the hungry. You bring your laptop. Space is limited, so reserve your spot now!

    Thursday, July 23, 6-9 PM Portland Code School - 735 SW 20th Pl RSVP here: http://www.codefellows.org/events-calendar#pdx-july-col

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jun 30 2015
    Hack + Help

    Hack + Help is for anyone that is learning to code.

    This event will also include Guest Speaker.

    Brian Myers, Sr. Architect, Technology Management at WebMD Health Services presents:

    Introduction to Internet Application Security: Learn about security considerations and best practices when building web applications for recreational and business use.

    The presentation will run 20 - 30 minutes with some Q&A time. Whether you are new to coding or experienced in coding and want to help others learn, please join us! Bring your laptop and desire to learn (and/or teach!).

    http://hackandhelp.com/

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jun 23 2015
    Community Night at Portland Code School

    Community Night / Open House at PCS!

    • PCS Alumni Q&A panel discussion
    • PCS Introduction with Al Zimmerman
    • Meet and Greet led by Cris Kelly
    • iOS class announced for this fall
    • Pizza + Drinks + Mingle = Merriment
    • Board Games at 8pm (optional :)
    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jun 16 2015
  • Tuesday
    Jun 9 2015
  • Thursday
    May 28 2015
    ChickTech Volunteer Work Party

    Calling all Volunteers We'd like to invite you to join us for another evening of volunteering, pizza, beer, and meeting other ChickTech volunteers - new and experienced. Join in to experience some hands-on volunteering projects, find out what exciting events and activities are in store at ChickTech, and see our new office!

    Haven't volunteered with ChickTech yet? You're welcome, too! Meet other volunteers, work on a volunteer project, and learn about future volunteer opportunities.

    Tentative Agenda 6pm-6:15pm - Welcome from Board Members, eat pizza, drink beer

    6:15pm-6:30pm - Icebreaker. Get to know your fellow ChickTech volunteers!

    6:30pm-6:50pm - Package and mail out Indigogo swag and other activities.

    6:50pm-7:10pm - New to ChickTech? We'll have an orientation, just for you.

    6:50pm-9pm - Make a real impact with ChickTech and work on volunteer projects

    *Bring a laptop if you have one.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    May 19 2015
    Hack + Help

    Hack + Help is for anyone that is learning to code.

    Whether you are new to coding or experienced in coding and want to help others learn, please join us! Bring your laptop and desire to learn (and/or teach!).

    ***Please note our new Hack + Help time, 6-8:30pm.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    May 12 2015
    Hack + Help

    Hack + Help is for anyone that is learning to code.

    Whether you are new to coding or experienced in coding and want to help others learn, please join us! Bring your laptop and desire to learn (and/or teach!).

    ***Please note our new Hack + Help time, 6-8:30pm.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    May 5 2015
    Hack + Help

    Ever feel like you're constantly doing the same steps, opening the same programs, or visiting the same sites over and over again for work or personal use? What if you could streamline all your common actions with just a couple keystrokes? Come hear from Stacy Fabian, Configuration Developer at WebMD Health Services, talk about a free open source tool that can do just that for you. Even the newest of computer users can learn to use this tool.

    Hack + Help is for anyone that is learning to code.

    Whether you are new to coding or experienced in coding and want to help others learn, please join us! Bring your laptop and desire to learn (and/or teach!).

    ***Please note our new Hack + Help time, 6-8:30pm.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Apr 28 2015
    Hack + Help

    Hack + Help is for anyone that is learning to code.

    Whether you are new to coding or experienced in coding and want to help others learn, please join us! Bring your laptop and desire to learn (and/or teach!).

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Apr 21 2015
    Hack + Help

    Hack + Help is for anyone that is learning to code.

    Whether you are new to coding or experienced in coding and want to help others learn, please join us! Bring your laptop and desire to learn (and/or teach!).

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Apr 14 2015
    Hack + Help

    Hack + Help is for anyone that is learning to code.

    Whether you are new to coding or experienced in coding and want to help others learn, please join us! Bring your laptop and desire to learn (and/or teach!).

    On April 14th we'll have Amy Pontis and Catherine Nikolovski from Code ORegon giving a talk entitled, "Community, Mentorship, and Open Source: The Creative Path to Employment." They'll be answering questions not only regarding coding but about getting involved with Code ORegon as well!

    Website
  • Introduction To Object-Oriented Programming With PHP - Part 3

    This is a great time for intermediate and advanced users to join us to discuss concepts and learn from each other.

    Join us at Portland Code Schools NEW LOCATION! Pizza will be provided by Portland Code School!

    If you we not able to attend Part 1 or 2, never fear, you can read about it and get slides, code and more here.

    In Part 3 we will cover
    1. How do I actually use this stuff?
    2. How to NOT ruin all your hard work
    3. Where do I go from here?

    Setup for using PHP

    Any environment that can render php will work for this class. If you don't have anything set up to run php yet, the easiest way to get up an running fast is to use Cloud 9

    1. Sign up at Cloud 9: https://c9.io/
    2. Create a new workspace

    • Name your workspace

    • Choose PHP

    • Press “CREATE”

    • Wait a few minutes for the workspace to be setup

    3. Click on the workspace on the left.

    • Choose “START EDITING”, green button on the right

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Mar 24 2015
    Hack + Help

    Hack + Help is for anyone that is learning to code.

    Whether you are new to coding or experienced in coding and want to help others learn, please join us! Bring your laptop and desire to learn (and/or teach!).

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Mar 17 2015
    Hack + Help UX Workshop (+ pizza!)

    Hack + Help is for anyone that is learning to code.

    Whether you are new to coding or experienced in coding and want to help others learn, please join us! Bring your laptop and desire to learn (and/or teach!).

    This week, 3/17, we'll be having a special workshop by Josh Riggs, UX designer for thinkshout. It will be an interactive workshop where participants will be led through a UX design on a new website iteration.

    We'll be serving PIZZA for all attendees!

    Website
  • Saturday
    Mar 14 2015
    Portland PI Party

    Portland Code School

    WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING:

    1. YOUR FAMILY! yes this event is for your entire family including children

    2. A pie for the pie baking contest. There will be 3 categories of judging: Visual Appeal, Sweet, Savory. So feel free to make any pie you'd like including Shepherds Pie or Pot Pie

    3. A Laptop to participate in some of our tech challenges

    4. A Story of your best use of math/pi/pie in your own technical journey

    WHAT WE WILL HAVE:

    1. Pizza! Thanks to Portland Code School

    2. Challenges: these include math or technical challenges and games for both children and adults. Who can recite the most digits of PI?

    3. Awards/Prizes: We currently have some of these available and are still interested in more sponsors. So if you or your company would like to sponsor a "Challenge" please contact alena(at)holligan.us

    This is designed to be a fun time to get out with people in the tech community in a completely different environment! If you have anything you would like to see or share, please contact alena(at)holligan.us

    OFFICIAL KICK OFF 9/14/15 9:26:53 of course ;)

    Please let us know you're coming at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/portland-pi-party-tickets-16132415489

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Mar 10 2015
    Hack + Help (workshop edition)

    Hack + Help is for anyone that is learning to code.

    Whether you are new to coding or experienced in coding and want to help others learn, please join us! Bring your laptop and desire to learn (and/or teach!).

    This week we'll be having a special workshop by Josh Riggs, UX designer for thinkshout. It will be an interactive workshop where participants will do UX design on a new website iteration.

    Website
  • Introduction To Object-Oriented Programming With PHP - Part 2

    If you we not able to attend Part 1, never fear, you can read about it and get slides, code and more here.

    In Part 2 we will cover

    1. Brief review of the terminology already covered: class, property, method, object, instance, abstraction, encapsulation, inheritance

    2. New vocabulary: Polymorphism, Interface, Namespace

    3. Use cases to work with the objects and give you the opportunity to see how these concepts actually work.

    Setup for using PHP

    Any environment that can render php will work for this class. If you don't have anything set up to run php yet, the easiest way to get up an running fast is to use Cloud 9

    1. Sign up at Cloud 9: https://c9.io/
    2. Create a new workspace

    • Name your workspace

    • Choose PHP

    • Press “CREATE”

    • Wait a few minutes for the workspace to be setup

    3. Click on the workspace on the left.

    • Choose “START EDITING”, green button on the right

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Mar 3 2015
    Hack + Help (plus a data science talk!)

    Hack + Help is for anyone that is learning to code.

    Whether you are new to coding or experienced in coding and want to help others learn, please join us! Bring your laptop and desire to learn (and/or teach!).

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Feb 24 2015
    Hack + Help

    Hack + Help is for anyone that is learning to code.

    Whether you are new to coding or experienced in coding and want to help others learn, please join us! Bring your laptop and desire to learn (and/or teach!).

    Portland Code School's own Al Zimmerman will be giving a lightning talk on responsive typography. Aside from this, the evening will be unstructured time to hack on your own or give/receive help from others in the coding community.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Feb 17 2015
    Hack + Help

    Hack + Help is for anyone that is learning to code.

    Whether you are new to coding or experienced in coding and want to help others learn, please join us! Bring your laptop and desire to learn (and/or teach!).

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Feb 10 2015
    Hack + Help

    Hack + Help is for anyone that is learning to code.

    Whether you are new to coding or experienced in coding and want to help others learn, please join us! Bring your laptop and desire to learn (and/or teach!).

    Website
  • Introduction To Object-Oriented Programming With PHP

    For many programmers, object-oriented programming is a frightening concept, full of complicated syntax and other roadblocks. We'll be learning the concepts behind object-oriented programming (OOP), a style of coding in which related actions are grouped into classes to aid in creating more-compact, effective code.

    Understanding Object-Oriented Programming

    Object-oriented programming is a style of coding that allows developers to group similar tasks into classes. This helps keep code following the tenet "don't repeat yourself" (DRY)and easy-to-maintain.

    "Object-oriented programming is a style of coding that allows developers to group similar tasks into classes."

    One of the major benefits of DRY programming is that, if a piece of information changes in your program, usually only one change is required to update the code. One of the biggest nightmares for developers is maintaining code where data is declared over and over again, meaning any changes to the program become an infinitely more frustrating game of Where's Waldo? as they hunt for duplicated data and functionality.

    OOP is intimidating to a lot of developers because it introduces new syntax and, at a glance, appears to be far more complex than simple procedural, or inline, code. However, upon closer inspection, OOP is actually a very straightforward and ultimately simpler approach to programming


    Why PHP?

    Besides the fact that it is my programming language of choice, there are two reasons to start with PHP.

    PHP is widely used

    PHP is likely the most widely used server-side programming language (see this article, for example). It’s used on millions of servers world wide.

    PHP is very popular in the open source world, where applications like WordPress and Drupal live. One reason is that PHP is itself open source.

    This means that your PHP skills will have value to many different people (including you!).

    PHP is (relatively) easy to learn

    Make no mistake: programming is hard. For most people, anyway.

    What people have trouble with is not the programming languages, but the way of thinking about program design. This only comes with practice, practice, and more practice.

    But still, some languages are easier to learn than others. Java is one of the more difficult. It’s a good language, but it’s very structured, and hard for beginners to get started with.

    Two of the easiest languages to learn are JavaScript and PHP. Even a few lines of JavaScript and PHP can do useful things. You can start writing programs quickly, without having to learn of lot of stuff first.

    What you will need:

    1. A computer
    2. A development environment for PHP.


    If you don't have a anything yet, never fear.

    Download the latest version of VirtualBox from here https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads
    Download the latest version of Vagrant from here. http://www.vagrantup.com/downloads.html

    I will be posting a setup file shortly so with simple instructions to get you development environment up and running. If you want to play around with it yourself, check out https://puphpet.com

    Finally

    I'm excited to work with you all and building our skills together. If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know :-)

    Alena

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Feb 4 2015
    Startup Week at Portland Code School

    Portland Code School

    Startup Week is here! Join us for a brief intro-to-coding experience while mingling with staff and students, and sipping a mimosa.

    Hooray for Startup Week!

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Feb 3 2015
    Hack + Help

    Hack + Help is for anyone that is learning to code.

    Whether you are new to coding or experienced in coding and want to help others learn, please join us! Bring your laptop and desire to learn (and/or teach!).

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jan 21 2015
    ChickTech Volunteer Work Party

    2015 is starting out with a bang! ChickTech is busier than ever planning a bunch of great events, activities and workshops for all our women and girls!

    Start your new year off right with ChickTech! We'd like to invite you and all ChickTech Volunteers to join us for an evening of productivity, pizza, beer, and meeting other ChickTech volunteers - new and experienced. Join in to experience some hands-on volunteering projects, find out what exciting events and activities are in store at ChickTech, and see our new office!

    Haven't volunteered with ChickTech yet?

    You're welcome, too! Meet other volunteers, work on a volunteer project, and learn about future volunteer opportunities.

    Tentative Agenda 6pm-6:15pm - Welcome from Board Members, eat pizza, drink beer

    6:15pm-6:30pm - Icebreaker. Get to know your fellow ChickTech volunteers!

    6:30pm-6:50pm - Introduction to tonight's volunteer projects

    6:50pm-7:10pm - New to ChickTech? We'll have an orientation, just for you.

    6:50pm-9pm - Make a real impact with ChickTech and work on volunteer projects

    Pizza and beer will be provided.

    • Bring a laptop if you have one! *

    Join our meetup page!

    Website
  • Thursday
    Jan 15 2015
    Unity Meetup

    The Global Game Jam is coming up very rapidly. This meetup, we will be sharing experiences with previous game jams, on what works and what can be a potential pitfalls.

    We'll talk about Unity's involvement in this jam and share details and have time for teams to potentially form.

    As always the floor will be open to show and tell. Come show the community what you are working on!

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jan 13 2015
    Hack + Help

    Hack + Help is for anyone that is learning to code.

    Whether you are new to coding or experienced in coding and want to help others learn, please join us! Bring your laptop and desire to learn (and/or teach!).

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Dec 16 2014
    Hack + Help

    Hack + Help is for anyone that is learning to code.

    Whether you are new to coding or experienced in coding and want to help others learn, please join us! Bring your laptop and desire to learn (and/or teach!).

    Free beer!

    Website
  • GraphAcademy: Graph Data Modeling with Neo4j

    This course teaches how to design and implement a graph data model and associated queries. With a mixture of instruction and hands-on practice sessions, you’ll learn how to apply the property graph model to solve common modeling problems. You’ll also learn how to evolve an existing graph in a controlled manner to support new or changed requirements.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Dec 2 2014
    Hack + Help

    Hack + Help is for anyone that is learning to code.

    Whether you are new to coding or experienced in coding and want to help others learn, please join us! Bring your laptop and desire to learn (and/or teach!).

    Free beer!

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Nov 25 2014
    GraphAcademy: Neo4j Fundamentals

    This course helps build a good knowledge of graph databases. It also teaches the core functionality of the Neo4j graph database. With a mixture of theory and hands-on practice sessions, you will quickly learn how easy it is to work with a powerful graph database using Cypher as the query language

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Nov 18 2014
    Hack + Help

    Hack + Help is for anyone that is learning to code.

    Whether you are new to coding or experienced in coding and want to help others learn, please join us! Bring your laptop and desire to learn (and/or teach!).

    Website
  • Portland Code School – OPEN HOUSE

    Portland Code School

    Looking to change careers into the tech industry? Curious about coding? So are LOTS of people!

    Join us for an informal gathering to meet students and staff at PCS, and find out more about our programs – like the Full Stack Javascript classes starting in January!

    In addition to our Immersion Program, we offer evening classes for those who need to work while learning to code. We also offer free childcare through your own provider!

    For more information please email: [email protected]

    The OPEN HOUSE is from 6:30 - 8:30. Drinks and pizza at 7pm.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Nov 12 2014
    Inside the Developer's Studio, with Darren Heiber from Free Geek

    "Inside the Developer's Studio" is a series where Cris Kelly, Director of Portland Code School, interviews a dev, or someone in the tech scene, to get to know the guest both personally and professionally. Through the interview, we hear their stories and experiences; we learn from their mistakes and successes; and we learn more about ourselves and our community, as we discover how they arrived in Portland's rousing tech arena, and how they're contributing to it.

    Invite your friends and colleagues! Bring your questions and your lunch into our spacious classroom over Wednesday's lunch hour, Noon to 1pm. Q&A opportunities at the end of the interview.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Nov 11 2014
    Hack + Help

    Hack + Help is for anyone that is learning to code.

    Whether you are new to coding or experienced in coding and want to help others learn, please join us! Bring your laptop and desire to learn (and/or teach!).

    Website
  • GraphAcademy: Neo4j Fundamentals

    This course helps build a good knowledge of graph databases. It also teaches the core functionality of the Neo4j graph database. With a mixture of theory and hands-on practice sessions, you will quickly learn how easy it is to work with a powerful graph database using Cypher as the query language

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Nov 4 2014
    Hack + Help

    Hack + Help is for anyone that is learning to code.

    Whether you are new to coding or experienced in coding and want to help others learn, please join us! Bring your laptop and desire to learn (and/or teach!).

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Oct 29 2014
    Inside the Developer's Studio, with Kathrine Giacchino of Rubicon

    "Inside the Developer's Studio" is a series where Cris Kelly, Director of Portland Code School, interviews a dev, or someone in the tech scene, to get to know the guest both personally and professionally. Through the interview, we hear their stories and experiences; we learn from their mistakes and successes; and we learn more about ourselves and our community, as we discover how they arrived in Portland's rousing tech arena, and how they're contributing to it.

    Invite your friends and colleagues! Bring your questions and your lunch into our spacious classroom over Wednesday's lunch hour, Noon to 1pm. Q&A opportunities at the end of the interview.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Oct 28 2014
    Hack + Help

    Hack + Help is for anyone that is learning to code.

    Whether you are new to coding or experienced in coding and want to help others learn, please join us! Bring your laptop and desire to learn (and/or teach!).

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Oct 21 2014
    Hack + Help

    Hack + Help is for anyone that is learning to code.

    Whether you are new to coding or experienced in coding and want to help others learn, please join us! Bring your laptop and desire to learn (and/or teach!).

    Website
  • Thursday
    Oct 16 2014
    UnityPDX monthly meetup

    This is the monthly meetup for Unity in Portland. Check back at this description later, for an update on the topic of the meetup.

    There will be a special Unity giveaway at the end of this meetup to everyone who attends.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Oct 15 2014
    Inside the Developer's Studio, with Dave McFarland of Treehouse

    "Inside the Developer's Studio" is a series where Cris Kelly, Director of Portland Code School, interviews a dev, or someone in the tech scene, to get to know the guest both personally and professionally. Through the interview, we hear their stories and experiences; we learn from their mistakes and successes; and we learn more about ourselves and our community, as we discover how they arrived in Portland's rousing tech arena, and how they're contributing to it.

    Invite your friends and colleagues! Bring your questions and your lunch into our spacious classroom over Wednesday's lunch hour, Noon to 1pm. Q&A opportunities at the end of the interview.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Oct 14 2014
    Hack + Help

    Hack + Help is for anyone that is learning to code.

    Whether you are new to coding or experienced in coding and want to help others learn, please join us! Bring your laptop and desire to learn (and/or teach!).

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Oct 7 2014
    Hack + Help

    Hack + Help is for anyone that is learning to code.

    Whether you are new to coding or experienced in coding and want to help others learn, please join us! Bring your laptop and desire to learn (and/or teach!).

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Oct 1 2014
    Inside the Developer's Studio, with Jonan Scheffler of New Relic

    "Inside the Developer's Studio" is a series where Cris Kelly, Director of Portland Code School, interviews a dev, or someone in the tech scene, to get to know the guest both personally and professionally. Through the interview, we hear their stories and experiences; we learn from their mistakes and successes; and we learn more about ourselves and our community, as we discover how they arrived in Portland's rousing tech arena, and how they're contributing to it.

    Invite your friends and colleagues! Bring your questions and your lunch into our spacious classroom over Wednesday's lunch hour, Noon to 1pm. Q&A opportunities at the end of the interview.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Sep 30 2014
    Hack + Help

    Hack + Help is for anyone that is learning to code.

    Whether you are new to coding or experienced in coding and want to help others learn, please join us! Bring your laptop and desire to learn (and/or teach!).

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Sep 23 2014
    Hack + Help

    Hack + Help is for anyone that is learning to code.

    Whether you are new to coding or experienced in coding and want to help others learn, please join us! Bring your laptop and desire to learn (and/or teach!).

    Website
  • Thursday
    Sep 18 2014
    UnityPDX monthly meetup

    GUI System Demo and workshop.

    Last meetup we covered the new GUI features found in Unity.

    This meetup we will be conducting a workshop on how to actually use the UI and mock a few things up. I will have a basic mockup which you can use or bring your own.

    Please bring a computer with Unity and/or an image editing program to jam with us! Artists and Coders and folks still learning are all welcome!

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Sep 16 2014
    Hack + Help

    Hack + Help is for anyone that is learning to code.

    Whether you are new to coding or experienced in coding and want to help others learn, please join us! Bring your laptop and desire to learn (and/or teach!).

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Sep 9 2014
    Portland Code School – OPEN HOUSE

    Portland Code School

    Join us for an informal gathering to meet students and staff at PCS, and find out more about our programs.

    Our second JavaScript immersion program kicked off this week, so you'll get to hear all about it. Also, learn about our other programs: Front End Development, Data Visualization, and an iOS Primer coming this fall.

    For more information please email: [email protected]

    (You may also join us for happy hour at the Lucky Lab from 4-6pm – see our other event listed for the same day.)

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Aug 27 2014
    Portland Code School Showcase Showoff!

    Portland Code School

    It's graduation time at Portland Code School!

    Come celebrate with us and find your next great team member! Enjoy an evening of capstones and cocktails. We'll introduce our program and curriculum, and our graduates will be available to show off their awesome capstone web apps.

    PLEASE RSVP at pcs-showcase.eventbrite.com so we make sure to have enough snacks and drinks for everyone!

    Want a sneak peak? Here are some of their amazing projects:

    Pack Journal

    A micro-blogging and personal journaling site organized around location rather than chronology, designed with backpackers, hikers, and outdoorspeople in mind.

    Tap-app

    TapApp (tap-app-pdx.herokuapp.com) is a draft beer availability and rating app that lets users find, share and rate noteworthy craft beers available in the Portland area. 

    Swap-tacular

    A sharing web app that allows users to post photos, locations and descriptions of items, then give those items away to others.   

    Project R

    A free Instagram hashtag aggregation slideshow projector, designed to quickly and easily create a slideshow of relevant images. 

    Beerify

    Beerify creates a crowd-sourced database of which beers people are currently drinking out on the town and where they're currently available. The app serves as a one-stop point of information for locating your favorite beers in near real time.

    Choose Your Own Portland Adventure

    Modeled after choose-your-own-adventure books, the Choose Your Own Portland Adventure app delivers a series of adventures you can do solo, or with friends or visiting family members, based on your personal preferences. The questions return a dynamic story based on results from a variety of APIs. 

    Website
  • Thursday
    Jul 31 2014
    JavaScript Immersion meet-and-greet!

    Meet Portland's FIRST EVER JavaScript Immersion graduates! Meet the students, the instructor, and the PCS staff. See the immersion students' projects and discover what they've been up to for the last 12 weeks. Here's a list of some of the things they've been doing and learning:

    • Nearly 500 hours of object-oriented programming in JavaScript
    • EmberJS on the front end
    • NodeJS on the backend
    • PostgreSQL for database
    • GitHub for version control
    • Problem Solving like a programmer
    • Test Driven Development

    Pretty amazing! These students are extremely excited to share with the community what they've been up to. Check out the class website, and come in to discover Portland's FIRST EVER full-stack JavaScript Immersion program!

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jul 29 2014
    Hack night and Javascript Intro

    Portland Code School

    We will be meeting up for a hack night and some intro to JavaScript for anyone who is looking to get into programing.

    Food will be provided. Please bring your own laptop or tablet if you would like to come to the JavaScript class.

    Come for some good company and bring a project to work on. We'll be here to bounce ideas off each other and continue to work out what we would like to run as a community.

    We'll also be talking about picking a WWCode Portland project to work on together for our community.


    For those of your interested in getting started in programming, feel free to check out the resources below. Bring your questions and confusion and we'll help you clear things up!


    JavaScript Getting Started Resources:

    Code School: JavaScript Road Trip Part 1

    Codecademy: JavaScript Track

    Website
  • Saturday
    Jul 26 2014
    Calagator Code Sprint

    Come hack on Calagator, the open source calendar aggregator.

    We'll be digging in to open issues, working on some refactoring tasks, and getting new folks acquainted with the code base.

    Catch up on the current status with these notes from Open Source Bridge: http://opensourcebridge.org/wiki/2014/Calagator

    Calagator is a Ruby/Rails web app, distributed as a Rails engine.

    Live Etherpad notes for the event: https://etherpad.mozilla.org/calagator-work-session

    Website
  • Friday
    Jul 18 2014
    TGIF Hack Oregon, Behind the Curtain Workshop Part II

    We're still working on our Behind the Curtain project to promote transparency in for campaign finance in Oregon. Read more on hackoregon.org

    Curious first timers welcome!

    We have tasks for all types, advanced and beginner, technical and non-technical.

    Pizza for all.

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  • Inside the Developer's Studio, with special guests from MongoDB

    In honor of the upcoming OSCON, our guests this week are Francesca Krihely and Asya Kamsky of MongoDB.

    "Inside the Developer's Studio" is a series where Cris Kelly, Director of Portland Code School, interviews a dev, or someone in the tech scene, to get to know the guest both personally and professionally. Through the interview, we hear their stories and experiences; we learn from their mistakes and successes; and we learn more about ourselves and our community, as we discover how they arrived in Portland's rousing tech arena, and how they're contributing to it.

    Invite your friends and colleagues! Bring your questions and your lunch into our spacious classroom over Friday's lunch hour, Noon to 1pm. Q&A opportunities at the end of the interview.

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  • Thursday
    Jul 17 2014
    Hack Oregon, Behind the Curtain Workshop Part I

    We're still working on our Behind the Curtain project to promote transparency in for campaign finance in Oregon. Read more on

    http://hackoregon.org

    Curious first timers welcome!

    We have tasks for all types, advanced and beginner, technical and non-technical.

    Pizza for all.

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  • Friday
    Jun 27 2014
    Inside the Developer's Studio, with special guest Tony Falco

    Starting this month, Portland Code School will host a monthly public event called "Inside the Developer's Studio." Taking a note from the popular, similarly-named TV show (Inside the Actor's Studio), Cris Kelly, Director of PCS, interviews a dev, or someone in Portland's tech scene, to get to know the guest both personally and professionally. Through the interview, we hear their stories and experiences; we learn from their mistakes and successes; and we learn more about ourselves and our community, as we discover how they arrived in Portland's rousing tech arena, and how they're contributing to it.

    This month's guest is Tony Falco, CEO and co-founder of Orchestrate. A database veteran and serial entrepreneur, Tony built Orchestrate after noticing hundreds of companies unnecessarily duplicate database infrastructure time and again. Previously, he co-founded Basho Technologies, creators of the NoSQL database Riak, where he served as COO. Prior, he was VP of Product Management and Technical Services at Akamai Technologies, which he helped grow to an annual revenue of over $200 million.

    Spread the word! Invite your friends and colleagues! Bring your questions and your lunch into our spacious classroom over Friday's lunch hour, Noon to 1pm. Q&A opportunities at the end of the interview.

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  • Tuesday
    Jun 17 2014
    Hack + Help

    This week at Hack + Help, we'll have front end developers, back end developers, Rubyists, JavaScripters and who knows who else.

    Whether you are new to coding or experienced in coding and want to help others learn, please join us! Bring your laptop and desire to learn (and/or teach!).

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  • Tuesday
    Jun 3 2014
    Portland Code School -- Meet and Greet

    Portland Code School

    Interested in being a web developer, or expanding your existing knowledge? Come and learn more about how Portland Code School can give you the skills you want with the support you need. Discover what our accelerated learning programs can do for you!

    We're launching a whole new category of class for existing developers looking to add new tools to their toolset! We'll be starting with Data Visualization and Mobile Development for iOS and Phonegap. In honor of our new classes, we'll also be raffling off a discount code for our intermediate classes worth $500!

    At this event, you can talk with the staff, meet current and past students, introduce yourself to other prospective students. We’ll socialize while we eat, drink, and otherwise be merry!

    Not quite ready for an intermediate level class? Sign up for our Web Development Primer. If you sign up for the Primer class at this event, you'll receive a $100 discount!

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  • Sunday
    May 25 2014
    Women Who Hack

    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.

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  • Tuesday
    Apr 22 2014
    Hack + Help

    This week at Hack + Help, we'll have front end developers, back end developers, Rubyists, JavaScripters and who knows who else.

    Whether you are new to coding, just want to pick up a new language, or experienced in coding and want to help others learn, please join us! Bring your laptop and desire to learn (and/or teach!).

    Website
  • Friday
    Mar 28 2014
    Portland Code School -- Meet and Greet

    Interested in being a web developer? Come and learn more about how Portland Code School can give you the skills you want with the support you need. Discover what our accelerated learning programs can do for you!

    At this event, you can talk with the staff, meet current and past students, introduce yourself to other prospective students. We’ll socialize while we eat, drink, and otherwise be merry!

    If you sign up for the Primer class at this event, you'll receive a $100 discount!

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Mar 18 2014
    Hack + Help

    This week at Hack + Help, we'll have front end developers, back end developers, Rubyists, Javascripters and who knows who else.

    Whether you are new to coding or just want to pick up a new language or experienced in coding and want to help others learn, please join us! Bring your laptop and desire to learn (and/or teach!).

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Feb 25 2014
    Portland Code School -- Meet and Greet

    Interested in being a web developer? Come and learn more about how Portland Code School can give you the skills you want with the help you need. Discover what our accelerated learning programs can do for you!

    At this event, you can talk with the staff, meet current and past students, introduce yourself to other prospective students. We’ll socialize while we eat, drink, and otherwise be merry!

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Feb 18 2014
    Hack + Help

    New to coding, or just want to pick up a new language? Experienced in coding and want to help others learn?

    Join us at the polyglot 2014 Hack + Help sessions! Bring your laptop and desire to learn (and/or teach!).

    This week we'll have a short lightening talk about how to do command line interface scripts in Ruby, highlighting the "thor" gem.

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  • Tuesday
    Jan 21 2014
    Hack + Help

    New to coding, or just want to pick up a new language?

    Experienced in coding and want to help others learn?

    Join us at the new, improved, polyglot 2014 Hack + Help sessions! Bring your laptop and desire to learn (and/or teach!).

    This event was born out of PDX.rb but now regularly has experienced attendees who are willing to help you out with Ruby, JavaScript, Python, HTML/CSS, and more.