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529 SW 3rd Ave 2nd Floor
Portland, OR 97204, US (map)

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  • Thursday
    Nov 12 2015
    Hack the Dot Portland

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    How the heck does this hackathon work?

    At a domain-driven hackathon, all of the teams are told a single premium domain name at the beginning of the event to build something for. The teams then have two hours to come up with a functioning site inspired by that domain. Which ever team builds the most creative and funny idea for the domain wins.

    The winning team wins the premium domain up for grabs, and additional prizes from our sponsors such as swag and product.

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  • Tuesday
    Oct 27 2015
    Women Who Hack (Code 'n' Splode) October Talks

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    Code 'n' Splode is returning as Women Who Hack presentation night!

    We have two speakers joining us: Clarissa Littler, who is speaking about "Social Media, Talking to Strangers, and Models of Privacy", and Barbara Miller, who is speaking about her experience as an Outreachy intern.

    We also have two open lightning talk slots — contact Thursday Bram to claim one.

    Note: Women Who Hack is a women-focused group. For our monthly presentation night: all women (cis & trans) and genderqueer persons are invited to attend and participate, and men are welcome as the guest of one of these participants.

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

  • Thursday
    Oct 22 2015
    Food Bytes Presents: Talking Trash

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    Wasted food comes at an enormous financial and environmental cost. In the US, food is the largest single source of waste.

    • 40% of all food never makes it to the table. That's about 20 lbs per person per month at a cost of $165 billion each year.
    • 30% of all food, worth $48 billion, is thrown away annually.
    • Food production accounts for approx. 16% of energy use, 50% of land, and 80% of freshwater consumed.

    We're bringing together local experts to discuss how they are fighting wasted food by working with farmers, distributors, and foodservice providers. Learn about the creativity, complexity, and technology involved in their solutions as well as opportunities to continue to address waste in our food systems.

    Panelists:

    • Claire Cummings is the Waste Guru at Bon Appétit Management Co which provides full-service restaurant management and operates over 650 cafes. Claire manages the Imperfectly Delicious Produce program which works with farmers, distributors, and chefs to save cosmetically challenged produce from going to waste.
    • Brennan Hogan is a Marketing Manager at LeanPath which provides automated food waste prevention solutions for operators of all sizes. LeanPath was founded in 2004 by a team of Portland-based entrepreneurs and enables clients to cut kitchen food waste by 50% or more and up to 6% on food costs.

    Schedule:
    6:30 Doors open
    6:45 Event begins
    8:00 Breakout discussions
    8:30 Conversations & mingling

    Our Host:
    Quick Left builds web & mobile applications for companies that want to accelerate & elevate their dev teams.

    Bites & Bevs Provided by:
    - Spork is a catering concierge service designed to deliver a quality dining experience enriched with local variety.
    - Tamale Boy serves casual Mexican street food using local, seasonal Northwest produce and meats from its food truck and restaurant located at 1764 NE Dekum St.
    -Base Camp Brewing Company crafts beer with an eye toward innovation and creativity as well as consistency and balance and can be had at its Taproom, 930 SE Oak St.

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  • Sunday
    Sep 27 2015
    Women Who Hack

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    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 women (cis & trans*) 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: womenwho[email protected].

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

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  • Tuesday
    Sep 22 2015
    Women Who Hack (Code 'n' Splode) September Talks

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    Code 'n' Splode is returning as Women Who Hack presentation night!

    We have two speakers joining us: Julie Pagano, who will be speaking about speaking, and Rebekah Golden, who will be speaking about coding!

    We also have three open lightning talk slots — contact Thursday Bram to claim one.

    *Note: Women Who Hack is a women-focused group. For our monthly presentation night: all women (cis & trans) and genderqueer persons are invited to attend and participate, and men are welcome as the guest of one of these participants.

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

  • Sunday
    Aug 23 2015
    Women Who Hack

    Quick Left

    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 women (cis & trans*) 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
  • Monday
    Jun 15 2015
    PDX Women Founders Forum

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    Lessons Startups Can Learn from Sex

    Not to be missed! The awesome Mara Zepeda talking about the need for both masculine and feminine in any business. June 15th at QuickLeft. Don't forget to register here: https://pdxwomenfoundersforum.eventbrite.com.

    Lessons Startups Can Learn from Sex We all know that business and startups are dominated by men. We're all familiar with the effort to attract more women in technology and support women founders. But what is not often talked about is how any successful company requires the inclusion of masculine and feminine qualities. In this interactive session, Mara will talk about her journey from radio journalism and calligraphy to navigating the startup labyrinth to working towards the outcome so many founders want, building a profitable, sustainable, balanced company that matures over time. With the awesome Mara Zepeda.

    Can't wait to see you all!

    The Speaker: Mara Zepeda is the co-founder and CEO of Switchboard, an online community building platform often described as a non-creepy Craigslist. Mara has spent her entire life working in organizations and higher education at places like Harvard University and the College of Physicians of Philadelphia; as a reporter with National Public Radio; and as a board member of arts organizations, neighborhood associations, and her alma mater, Reed College. Mara graduated with honors from Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism with a focus on digital media, and received her B.A. in Russian from Reed. She grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico and loves meeting new people. So get in touch.

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  • Thursday
    Jun 4 2015
    Marketing Automation ROI & Lead to Revenue

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    Troy O'Bryan, president of Response Capture, is going to present on ROI, Attribution, and monitoring the customer journey from Lead to Revenue.

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  • Wednesday
    May 27 2015
    TiE Oregon Pitch Club featuring Marcelino Alvarez

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    Join us at Quick Left for this month's Pitch Club! We are delighted to feature speaker Marcelino Alvarez. He is the CEO and Founder of Uncorked Studios, where his responsibilities include shaping the company's vision and strategy, business development, and community outreach.

    Prior to Uncorked, Marcelino served as Executive Interactive Producer at Wieden+Kennedy Portland, where he worked on Old Spice, Electronic Arts, Laika, and Nike.

    After Marcelino's talk. practice your pitches with us! Bring your VC-, concept-, angel-, sales-, cofounder- or elevator pitch! Come practice your pitch for your budding idea or your growing startup.

    Pitch with a slide deck (bring a USB memory stick or laptop with VGA connector) or present without visuals. You will get a ton of actionable and useful feedback from the attendees.

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  • Wednesday
    Feb 4 2015
    PDX Startup Week: Where Are Your Wearables Hackfest

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    Get amped - Name.com does more than hosting. We're hosting our first Quick Left hackfest in Portland with them! And what better week than Portland Startup Week to do so! 

    Aided by the increased processing speed of chips, capacity of batteries and precision of sensor technologies, devices are becoming smaller, faster and more feature heavy than ever before. Where is the power of wearables going? We're bringing it in hackfest form to Portland, OR! Register now for our hackfest Feb 4th and find out (or make it happen).

    With the Quick Left wearable hackfest, we want take wearable data beyond the miles you pedal or calories burned. We want wearables to be useful in your daily life. According to technology research and advisory company Gartner, by 2020, developed world life expectancy will increase by 0.5 years due to widespread adoption of wireless health monitoring technology. Business leaders must examine the impact of increased wellness on insurance and employee costs as a competitive factor. Inspire innovation to affect this trend at our hackfest. If you've got ideas on what to do with health and exercise data (for humans, your pets or....), you'll want to get your hack on at Quick Left!

    Wednesday, February 4th, doors open at 6pm, hacking begins at 6:30 Free beer and food provided by our awesome sponsors Teams formed night of Hack for 3 hrs (no previous feature design or code written, please) Winners will be chosen by our sponsors (hint, hint)

    Thanks to our sponsor, Sparkfun, for supplying Lily Pad Design Kits. And Fitbit is giving away a Fitbit Flex wristband to the winning team and more sponsors to be announced shortly! Still need more convincing to join our hackfests? See three year's worth of Quick Left hackfests we've hosted here!

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  • Where Are Your Wearables Quick Left Hackfest

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    Get amped - Name.com does more than hosting. We're hosting our first Quick Left hackfest in Portland with them! And what better week than Portland Startup Week to do so!

    Aided by the increased processing speed of chips, capacity of batteries and precision of sensor technologies, devices are becoming smaller, faster and more feature heavy than ever before. Where is the power of wearables going? We're bringing it in hackfest form to Portland, OR! Register now for our hackfest Feb 4th and find out (or make it happen).

    With the Quick Left wearable hackfest, we want take wearable data beyond the miles you pedal or calories burned. We want wearables to be useful in your daily life. According to technology research and advisory company Gartner, by 2020, developed world life expectancy will increase by 0.5 years due to widespread adoption of wireless health monitoring technology. Business leaders must examine the impact of increased wellness on insurance and employee costs as a competitive factor. Inspire innovation to affect this trend at our hackfest. If you've got ideas on what to do with health and exercise data (for humans, your pets or....), you'll want to get your hack on at Quick Left!

    Wednesday, February 4th, doors open at 6pm, hacking begins at 6:30 Free beer and food provided by our awesome sponsors Teams formed night of Hack for 3 hrs (no previous feature design or code written, please) Winners will be chosen by our sponsors (hint, hint) Thanks to our sponsor, Sparkfun, for supplying Lily Pad Design Kits. And Fitbit is giving away a Fitbit Flex wristband to the winning team and more sponsors to be announced shortly!

    Still need more convincing to join our hackfests? See three year's worth of Quick Left hackfests we've hosted here!

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Feb 3 2015
    Deconstructing Women in Technology: What is the data really telling us?

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    Stop by Quick Left to see CEO of Consulting Ingrid Alongi give her wildly popular, data-driven talk - Deconstructing Women in Technology: What is the Data Really Telling Us? Ingrid's is passionate about creating an environment for our developers that harbors creativity and collaboration, and believe incorporating women on the team is a key element to what makes our company work so seamlessly.

    In her opinion, there are 7 ways to promote a better performing team:

    Make a commitment Host team building events during business hours Provide ample outlets for feedback to leadership team  Examine your hiring practices: from job posts to interviewing style  Examine your bonus and raise criteria - not everyone is good at asking  Having more women in leadership encourages more women in general 

    Your job is a place of business where adults work, but it can still be fun! If you would like to see the stats on women in technology, and reasons why females aren't coming up the pipeline, check out the slideshare from Ingrid's keynote at GlueCon. This is one of the talks that you can't miss during Portland Startup Week! Plus we'll have Q afterwords and happy hour on Quick Left!

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  • Thursday
    Oct 16 2014
    Quick Left Portland Grand Opening

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    Stop by for a sneak peek of Quick Left's newest office in Portland. We'd love for you to join us for food, drink and mingling with the Quick Left and Sprint.ly crew. For those of you who don't already know, Quick Left crafts outstanding web and mobile applications and we also operate Sprint.ly, a development management platform designed to power a more productive relationship between teams and their managers. We are excited to meet you and have the developer, design and startup community check out our new space in the historic Hamilton building this October!

    Register here: http://quickleft.com/blog/quick-left-portland-grand-opening-par-tay

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  • Quick Left Portland Grand Opening

    Quick Left

    Stop by for a sneak peek of Quick Left's newest office in Portland. We'd love for you to join us for beer, snacks, and some awesome QL swag. For those of you who don't already know, Quick Left crafts outstanding web and mobile applications and we also operate Sprint.ly, a development management platform designed to power a more productive relationship between teams and their managers. We are excited to meet you and have the developer, design and startup community check out our new space in the historic Hamilton building this October!

    DETAILS: Thursday, October 16th from 6:30 - 10 PM Drinks and hors d'oeuvres provided Meet the Quick Left and Sprint.ly founders and team members Photobooth, swag and more!

    REGISTER HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/quick-left-portland-grand-opening-tickets-12553316307

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