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614 Southwest 11th Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97205, US (map)

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  • Thursday
    Nov 6 2014
    The Future of Security Panel & Wyatt Starnes Memorial Award Sponsored by OEN

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    In light of recent massive cyber attacks at Target, JP Morgan, and The Home Depot, among others, where do we go from here? What cyber controls are needed to meet quickly evolving new threats? What kinds of new strategies should enterprises—large and small, public and private—start employing now to build a more secure future? Join us for an evening with leading cyber security experts, including a networking hour, an armchair discussion, and audience Q&A.

    This special event will mark the launch of the annual Wyatt Starnes Memorial Award, honoring William Wyatt Starnes, founder and CEO of SignaCert and cofounder of Tripwire Inc., who died on May 10, 2014 at age 59.

    *This event is free and open to the public, but seats are limited and registration is required.

    Moderator: Craig Wessel, Publisher of the Portland Business Journal

    Featured speakers: John Stewart, Senior Vice President, Chief Security and Trust Officer, Cisco

    John Stewart will present a comprehensive vision for cybersecurity in a world whose threat landscape will include Cloud and Internet of Everything systems. He leads Cisco's prestigious Security and Trust Organization, has served on numerous national cyber commissions, and was the 2014 winner of Chief Security Officer of the Year.

    Rear Admiral Robert "Willie" Williamson (Retired), National Cyber Security Expert

    Admiral Williamson will facilitate the panel discussion. He was a former Commanding Officer of the USS Nimitz and Commander of the USS John F. Kennedy Battle Group. He has held leadership positions at Raytheon Company and Microsoft Corporation and is currently the Strategic Advisor at Shape Security Company.

    Dwayne Melancon, Chief Technology Officer, Tripwire

    Dwayne Melancon will emphasize the need for customer-driven security solutions. Dwayne regularly works with enterprises on how to prevent data breaches recover from breaches that have already occurred, and coaches Fortune 500 CISOs and CIOs on effective communications with the board room and the C-Suite. He holds CISA and ITIL certifications, is a member of numerous cybersecurity groups, and is a national speaker on information security topics.

    Pete O'Dell, author Cyber 24-7: Risks, Leadership and Sharing

    Pete O'Dell will address the need for "tone at the top" regarding cybersecurity, and the importance of board and executive policy in preventing and responding to cyber attacks. He has a 30-year career as a high tech leader at companies including AutoDesk, Microsoft and MicroWarehouse. He has lectured about cyber security and the board through National Association of Corporate Directors to Fortune 500 board members and executives.

    Abrar Ahmed, Sr. Vice President for Technical Services, Eid Passport

    Abrar Ahmed will address issues related to identity and access management in the panel discussion. A national expert of trusted identity management systems, he has over 20 years' experience as a high tech executive at companies including Mentor Graphics and Micro Power Electronics.

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  • Monday
    Oct 20 2014
    Data Modeling Zone National Conference
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    Are you interested in (examples below):

    • Agile Data Modeling - Tools and Techniques
    • Data Governance for Data Modelers
    • Heathcare Data SIG
    • Advanced Negotiation and Conflict Management Skills for Data Modeling Professionals

    These and over 60 other presentations are available when The Data Modeling Zone National Conference comes to Portland this October.

    Technics Publications’ annual Data Modeling Zone (DMZ) conference is in Portland, Oregon, October 20-22, at the Sentinel Hotel. DMZ contains over 60 data modeling sessions this year with speakers and attendees traveling from all parts of the globe. The Portland Data Management Association (DAMA) chapter’s annual DAMA Day event is on October 23 so that two speakers presenting at DMZ, John Giles and Karen Lopez, can also speak at Portland DAMA Day.

    The Data Modeling Zone World Conference and the Data Management Association (DAMA) Portland Chapter team up to bring two great events to Portland, Oregon this October. Attendees register for Data Modeling Zone at a discount and can attend Portland DAMA Day for free for a savings of over $500.

    Check Out the Program: http://www.datamodelingzone.com/Program.aspx

    Press Release: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/07/prweb11989261.htm

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  • Tuesday
    Mar 18 2014
    Leading globally, leading locally: Connections and Opportunities

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    What do the skills of global leadership have to do with being a successful leader locally?

    What we know about global leadership has a lot of relevance for leaders of locally focused businesses. In this presentation, Professor Sully Taylor will show how the competencies that help global leaders be successful will become more and more helpful to leaders who never leave the US, and indeed, manage businesses focused entirely on local markets.

    Join Portland Female Executives and see how competencies such as global mindset, global exploration, tolerance of ambiguity, and resilience—key components of effective global leadership—serve leaders in local markets as well.

    Register today! http://bit.ly/1nxEZro

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  • Tuesday
    Jun 18 2013
    Business Wire Media Roundtable and Luncheon

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    Business Wire Media Roundtable and Luncheon

    Tuesday, June 18, at 11:30 a.m. PT How well do you know your local reporters, editors, bloggers and media decision-makers? Would you like to get to know them even better? Business Wire bets that you do as we know that building strong relationships with the people who cover Portland is the key to successful media relations.

    Join us for Business Wire's Media Roundtable Discussion and meet with some of Oregon's most prominent media outlets to learn more about their continued transition to the digital world, pitching do's and don'ts, how they use mobile technology and much more. You will participate in small group discussions with executives, editors, reporters and writers from a variety of news outlets including The Oregonian, OPB, The Silicon Florist, KOIN Local 6, The Portland Business Journal and KATU News.

    This event will be a great opportunity for you to develop new relationships and build upon your existing ones with some of Portland's most influential media. Please bring your business cards and questions.

    We'll see you there!

    Register by Friday, June 14 at bwportlandevent.eventbrite.com (seating is limited)

    Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2013

    Time: 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: Registration and lunch 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.: Media introductions and roundtable discussion

    Location: The Governor Hotel Second Floor Library 614 SW 11th Ave. Portland, OR 97205

    Cost: $10 for Business Wire members $20 for non-members

    Note: tickets are non-refundable after Friday, June 14.

    Visit www.businesswire.com to view a calendar of Business Wire's award winning webinars and local events.

    Contact Brian Matt at 800-371-2638 with questions.

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  • Wednesday
    Apr 17 2013
    OEN Angel Oregon 2013

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    For innovators, investors, and networkers alike, OEN’s Angel Oregon is more than the northwest’s premier angel investment prize conference; it’s where breakthrough ideas are nurtured, new markets are tapped, and invaluable business connections are made.

    At OEN’s Angel Oregon 2013 investment conference, Oregon and southwest Washington’s brightest entrepreneurs will be competing for the launch-stage investment award. It is the perfect opportunity for entrepreneurs to present to accredited angel investors.

    This must-attend event gives presenting companies excellent visibility and a chance to obtain substantial investment capital by bringing together Oregon and southwest Washington’s brightest entrepreneurial talent with accredited angel investors.

    People interested in applying or investing should visit http://www.oen.org/events/angel-oregon/ to learn more.

    Conference attendance includes: lunch, keynote speaker, presentations followed by questions and answers by Launch Stage Company Finalists and Concept Stage Company Finalists, vote for audience favorites, announcement of winners, and celebratory networking reception.

    More information on pricing and registration, please go to the website.

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  • Friday
    Feb 22 2013
    SearchFest 2013

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    SearchFest presents multiple informative learning tracks, workshops, and panel sessions designed to provide direct insight into the most up-to-date strategies and technological advancements in online search marketing and social marketing. Industry experts and thought leaders from around the country deliver in-depth presentations ranging from basic SEM and social media fundamentals to specific advanced techniques.

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  • Wednesday
    Sep 12 2012
    Media Roundtable Discussion and Luncheon Hosted by Business Wire

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    Public Relations professionals work really hard to get a reporter’s attention, and we think you could use a break. At our next media event, we’re bringing the reporters to you.

    Join us for Business Wire’s Media Roundtable and meet with some of Oregon’s most prominent media outlets to discover how the changing nature of today’s newsrooms are impacting local journalists. You will participate in small group discussions with editors, reporters and writers from a variety of news outlets including The Oregonian, OPB, The Silicon Florist, KOIN Local 6, The Portland Business Journal, KATU TV and KGW Newschannel 8.

    Media:

    •Nick Bradshaw, Assignment Manager, KATU News

    •Michelle Brence, Investigative/Enterprise Editor, The Oregonian

    •Eve Epstein, Managing Editor, OPB News

    •Tamara Hellman, Assignment Editor, KOIN Local 6 News

    •Matt Kish, Reporter, Portland Business Journal

    •Rick Turoczy, Editor, Silicon Florist

    •R. Bruce Williams, Assignment Editor, KGW NewsChannel 8

    Moderator:

    •Angie Galimanis - Vice President, Lane PR

    This event will be a great opportunity for you to develop new relationships and build upon your existing ones with some of Portland’s most influential media. Please bring your business cards and questions.

    We’ll see you there!

    Register today: http://portlandmediabusinesswire.eventbrite.com

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  • Wednesday
    Apr 18 2012
    OEN's Angel Oregon 2012

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    For innovators, investors, and networkers alike, OEN’s Angel Oregon is more than the northwest’s premier angel investment prize conference; it’s where breakthrough ideas are nurtured, new markets are tapped, and invaluable business connections are made.

    At OEN’s Angel Oregon 2012 investment conference, Oregon and southwest Washington’s brightest entrepreneurs will be competing for the launch-stage investment award. It is the perfect opportunity for entrepreneurs to present to accredited angel investors.

    This must-attend event gives presenting companies excellent visibility and a chance to obtain substantial investment capital by bringing together Oregon and southwest Washington’s brightest entrepreneurial talent with accredited angel investors.

    People interested in applying or investing should visit www.oenangeloregon.org to learn more.

    Conference attendence includes: lunch, keynote speaker, presentations followed by questions and answers by Launch Stage Company Finalists and Concept Stage Company Finalists, vote for audience favorites, announcement of winners, and celebratory networking reception.

    Pricing

    •Early bird Member Registration: $185 (Early bird pricing ends March 22nd)

    •Early bird Non-member: $310 (Includes a one-year individual membership to OEN)

    •OEN Member Registration: $210 (After March 22nd)

    •OEN Non-member Registration: $335 ( Includes a one-year individual membership to OEN)

    •Academic Registration: $140

    •Additional colleague from finalist company: $132

    •OEN Board and Angel Oregon Committee Registration: $130

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  • Friday
    Feb 24 2012
    Searchfest 2011

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    Industry experts and thought leaders from around the country will deliver in-depth presentations on topics including Advanced Search Engine Optimization, Social Media Marketing, Universal Search, Analytics, Paid Search Marketing and much more.

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  • Tuesday
    Feb 21 2012
    Agile Cafe: Selling Agile Into Your Organization

    Sentinel Hotel

    You know Agile is the right path, but how do you convince your team, your management, and your organization?

    Join Rally Software for a half-day interactive workshop to get the ideas and information you need to introduce, advocate and integrate Agile into your organization.

    You'll walk away with:

    • Your toughest Agile advocacy questions answered

    • A comprehensive overview of the big three financial impacts of Agile

    • Information to make your Agile case, both financially and philosophically

    This is a complimentary event. Breakfast will be served.

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  • Tuesday
    Nov 15 2011
    OEN's Angel Oregon 2012

    Sentinel Hotel

    For innovators, investors, and networkers alike, OEN’s Angel Oregon is more than the northwest’s premier angel investment prize conference; it’s where breakthrough ideas are nurtured, new markets are tapped, and invaluable business connections are made.

    At OEN’s Angel Oregon 2012 investment conference, Oregon and southwest Washington’s brightest entrepreneurs will be competing for the launch-stage investment award. It is the perfect opportunity for entrepreneurs to present to accredited angel investors.

    This must-attend event gives presenting companies excellent visibility and a chance to obtain substantial investment capital by bringing together Oregon and southwest Washington’s brightest entrepreneurial talent with accredited angel investors.

    People interested in applying or investing should visit www.oenangeloregon.org to learn more.

    Conference attendence includes: lunch, keynote speaker, presentations followed by questions and answers by Launch Stage Company Finalists and Concept Stage Company Finalists, vote for audience favorites, announcement of winners, and celebratory networking reception.

    Pricing

    •Early bird Member Registration: $185 (Early bird pricing ends March 22nd)

    •Early bird Non-member: $310 (Includes a one-year individual membership to OEN)

    •OEN Member Registration: $210 (After March 22nd)

    •OEN Non-member Registration: $335 ( Includes a one-year individual membership to OEN)

    •Academic Registration: $140

    •Additional colleague from finalist company: $132

    •OEN Board and Angel Oregon Committee Registration: $130

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  • Thursday
    Nov 3 2011
    OEN's Venture Northwest 2011

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    OEN Venture NW 2011

    When: Thurs Nov 3rd, 8am-5pm
    Where: Governor Hotel 614 SW 11th Avenue Portland, OR 97205y

    Venture NW: http://www.venturenw.org

    OEN 2011 Venture Northwest:
    On Nov 3rd come hear from the 10 NW Venture finalists:

    10 Startup Finalists:
    ・ 4-Tell, Inc., Portland, OR
    www.4-tell.com
    ・ Avado, Bellvue, WA
    www.avedo.com
    ・ Cloudability, Portland, OR
    www.cloudability.com
    ・ Meridian, Portland, OR
    www.meridianapps.com
    ・ MotoCzysz, LLC, Portland, OR
    www.motoczysz.com
    ・ Night & Day Studios, Inc., Portland, OR
    www.nightanddaystudios.com
    ・ Northwest Analytics, Portland, OR
    www.nwasoft.com
    ・ OpenSesame, Portland, OR
    www.opensesame.com
    ・ Pacific Light Technologies Corp. Portland, OR
    www.pacificlighttech.com
    ・ The Clymb, Portland, OR
    www.theclymb.com

    Ten great investment opportunities await you, and we have the coordinates! You’ll also hear from brilliant business leaders about trends in social media and mobile computing, as well as hear why some leading venture firms are plotting their course to the Northwest to find real treasures.

    OEN’s Venture Northwest is an annual Portland-based conference that draws VCs, institutional investors and investment bankers from across the US and Western Canada, who are interested in early and growth stage companies.

    OEN Venture Northwest is an outstanding networking opportunity for all entrepreneurs and investors. So whether you are chosen to present or not – we encourage you to register. How often are you in a room with 100 + investors? Don’t miss this invaluable opportunity.

    Register: OEN Venture NW http://www.oen.org/events.aspx?id=219

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  • Thursday
    Oct 6 2011
    Agile Cafe | Portland

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    Join your peers for half-day event to learn best practices from local Agile leaders. Experts from WebMD and Intel will share their tips and tricks on Agile scaling and development at this complimentary event. Details: Thursday, Oct. 6th 8:30am - 12:00pm The Governor Hotel

    Register Now! Spots are going fast!

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  • Wednesday
    Mar 16 2011
    OEN's Angel Oregon 2011

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    OEN’s Angel Oregon is the nation’s premier angel investment award conference. It gives innovators the opportunity to connect with accredited angel investors, as well as the chance to win one of two investment awards. OEN's Angel Oregon is an opportunity for Oregon and southwest Washington’s brightest entrepreneurial talent to vie for a concept-stage prize of $25,000, as well as a launch-stage prize of ~$200,000.*

    Whether you are an investor, an entrepreneur, a networker or an attendee, Angel Oregon 2011 is a conference you don’t want to miss.

    Entrepreneurs interested in applying to present at OEN's Angel Oregon 2011 should visit the "Apply" page on the OEN Angel Oregon microsite - www.oenangeloregon.com.

    *Anticipated investment award.

    Angel Oregon 2011 Registration Pricing Early Bird Registration (Available through February 1) OEN Member: $175 OEN Non-Member: $274 (Includes one year discounted OEN Individual Membership) Academic (full time students and professors) - OEN Member: $128

    Refund Policy: No refunds after February 16th

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  • Wednesday
    Mar 2 2011
    The Art of Agile Delivery
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    Sentinel Hotel

    This course gives you the hands-on experience and builds the skill set you will require to thoroughly understand and then utilize the real-world fundamentals of agile delivery. You also will learn to accelerate and enhance your adoption and practice of agile development within your organization. The instructors bring their vast subject matter expertise in agile planning and development to lead you through a time-tested mix of content introduction, instruction and skill-based practice to reinforce learning and application.

    Training Objectives: What You Will Learn

    * Build and ship weekly increments of software using iterations/Sprints
    * Create nearly bug-free code using test-driven development, refactoring, and exploratory testing
    * Understand and accommodate stakeholders and their diverse opinions
    * Work in a cross-functional team with on-site customers, testers, and programmers
    * Prevent build failures with continuous integration
    * Incrementally build technical infrastructure alongside features
    

    Agenda:

    In a class that emphasizes doing; you will form cross-functional teams and deliver actual software in four 90-minute iterations, in a real-world environment that includes version control, automated builds, and continuous integration. That’s right: you’ll design, build, test, and ship software, as well as build out your technical infrastructure, all in 90 minutes. If that sounds impossible, you must take this course.

    We cover a lot of ground in this three-day course. We intersperse the real-world iterations with lots of interactive workshops to ensure that you can experience remember everything you learn. Come prepared to drink from the firehose!

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  • Monday
    Feb 28 2011
    The Art of Agile Planning
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    Sentinel Hotel

    This course gives you the hands-on experience and builds the skill set you will require to thoroughly understand and then utilize the real-world fundamentals of agile planning. You also will learn to accelerate and enhance your adoption and practice of agile development within your organization. The instructors bring their vast subject matter expertise in agile planning and development to lead you through a time-tested mix of content introduction, instruction and skill-based practice to reinforce learning and application.

    Training Objectives: What You Will Learn

    * Work consistently and reliably using iterations/Sprints
    * Reliably release software on a regular basis
    * Meet your commitments, even when things go wrong, by managing risks
    * Take advantage of opportunities by adapting your plans
    * Create, estimate, and prioritize minimum marketable features and user stories
    * Collaborate with stakeholders to clarify requirements and product vision
    * Get to “done done!”
    
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  • Wednesday
    Feb 23 2011
    SearchFest 2011

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    Join hundreds of your online marketing peers for the Fifth Annual SearchFest Internet Marketing Conference in Portland on February 23, 2011.

    Industry experts and thought leaders from around the country will deliver in-depth presentations on topics including Advanced Search Engine Optimization, Social Media Marketing, Universal Search, Analytics, Paid Search Marketing and many more.

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  • Thursday
    Nov 4 2010
    Venture Northwest 2010

    Sentinel Hotel

    Entrepreneurial Innovation - The Future of the Northwest Ready to converge on the Northwest and discuss what makes it a great place for early and growth stage businesses? The Northwest is teaming with talent, rich with innovative ideas, and replete with people who know how to build great companies. But, what will make us even more attractive to entrepreneurs and investors? This year we're bringing together three critical drivers of the Northwest entrepreneurial economy to discuss what successfully fuels innovative business.

    You'll hear leading VC's from across the country, dynamic state and local government leaders, as well as innovators from successful university commercialization programs share, debate and strategize new ideas for driving our economic success. You'll see presentations from 10 of the best early/growth stage companies in the region, seeking funding and partnership.

    Converge at OEN's Venture Northwest. Be part of the conversation. Bring ideas for discussion. Help define the future of the Northwest's economic growth. Find new investment opportunities. Harness the power as we advance an exciting new era of entrepreneurial innovation.

    Use this pricing chart to select the correct item and quantity below.

    Prices for Individual Conference Attendees • Early Bird Registration (through Sept. 24th) - $275 Includes: VNW Conference attendance, Resource Guide, and Printed Attendee List

    • General Registration (after Sept. 24th) - $325 Includes: VNW Conference attendance, Resource Guide, and Printed Attendee List

    • Academic - current student/professor - $225 Includes: VNW Conference attendance, Resource Guide, and Printed Attendee List

    Prices for Applicant Company Conference Attendees • Company Registration package for 10 Selected Companies – $300 * Available only to companies selected to present at the conference Includes: Venture Northwest Conference attendance for two people (Please name attendees in comments field), Intel / Perkins Coie Investor Reception, presentation coaching session, Resource Guide, and Printed Attendee List

    • Company Registration package for Applicant companies – $195 * Available only to applicant companies who were not selected Includes: VNW Conference attendance for two people (Please name attendees in comments field), Resource Guide, and Printed Attendee list

    • Additional Associates from Registered Company – $195 * Available only to applicant companies who were not selected Includes: VNW Conference attendance, Resource Guide, and Printed Attendee List

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  • Wednesday
    May 12 2010
    2010 Portland Communicators Conference

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    Arm yourself with the knowledge you need to get management buy-in for new strategies, engage employees, embrace new media, and build your career. With three trend-setting keynote speakers and three great tracks, it’s an unbeatable value.

    Three Great Keynote Speakers: * Chris Brogan - Social media guru, co-author of the best-selling Trust Agents and president of New Marketing Labs. * Jim Signorelli - CEO of ESW Partners and pioneer of StorySelling(SM) for building brands * Peter Shankman - Founder of HelpaReporter.com, the site that revolutionized media relations, and CEO of The Geek Factory.

    Registration is just $105 for members of PRSA and IABC, $115 for nonmembers, $50 for students (includes lunch).

    Wednesday, May 12, 2010, registration opens at 7:30 a.m. Conference concludes with a networking mixer from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

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  • Tuesday
    Mar 9 2010
    SearchFest 2010

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    Portland’s premier social media and search engine marketing conference will offer attendees the newest in strategy and technological advancements.

    This full-day conference will cover a variety of topics, including: social media strategy, search engine optimization (SEO), pay-per-click (PPC) fundamentals, local search, Web analytics and future trends. A reception with hosted wine and beer for attendees will follow the conference.

    Hosted by SEMpdx (a Portland-based, non-profit dedicated to nurturing the development of the search engine marketing industry in the greater northwest), ten percent of the event proceeds will benefit the Oregon Humane Society.

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  • Thursday
    Nov 5 2009
    Well Being and the Economy: Conversations that Matter 2009

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    Mark Anielski is the author of the best-selling, award-winning book The Economics of Happiness: Building Genuine Wealth, which was published in June 2007 by New Society Publishers.

    Dr. David C. Korten is the author of Agenda for a New Economy: From Phantom Wealth to Real Wealth (2009), and The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community (2006).

    Tom’s office is responsible for developing state economic and demographic forecasts and estimating revenue for the State of Oregon. These revenue forecasts are used to develop both the Governor’s Budget and the Legislatively Approved Budget


    Portland State University will launch the inaugural Conversations That Matter series this year. The theme of the inaugural series is Well-Being and the Economy. In the midst of a difficult economic time it is essential to explore how the well-being of individuals and society may be best measured and obtained. The Conversations That Matter series promises to raise critical questions, incite new thinking and offer participants a forum for exploring how best to serve the well-being of all.

    Each of the three Conversations That Matter features two internationally-recognized individuals who will offer insights to and engage in dialogue around key global issues of our time. The two distinguished guests will share their own perspectives and then engage each other and the audience in an open discussion. It is through this format that the Conversations That Matter series seeks to move beyond the ‘sound bite’ media to a provocative, in depth discussion on the pressing questions of our time.

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  • Wednesday
    Sep 16 2009
    Portland Business Alliance Forum: Moving Our Region's Economy Forward

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    Location: Governor Hotel, 614 SW 11th Ave.

    Event Description: The September Forum will kick off the new season of Portland Business Alliance (Greater Portland's Chamber of Commerce) monthly breakfast Forum that will focus on job creation, the economy and the current issues impacting business.

    This month's theme: Some companies and industries in the region are beginning to gain some traction. Are we the little engine that could? Who are these companies and industries that can pull us out of this recession? How can others get on board?

    Series Sponsors: Liberty Northwest Portland Tribune

    Pre-register at www.portlandalliance.com. Registration will close at 3:00 September 15th, 2009 for this event.

    Prices: Members - $30. Non-members - $40.

    NO CANCELATIONS OR REFUNDS

    For more information, call 503-224-8684.

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  • Sustainable Industries Economics Forum

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    Featuring

    Paul Hawken CEO, Pax Engineering Group, Author of "Ecology of Commerce" and "Natural Capitalism"

    Moderated by: Becky Brun, Editor, Sustainable Industries

    Panelists Dave Williams, CEO, Shorebank Pacific Rob Harmon, Chief Innovation Officer and Senior Vice President, Bonneville Environmental Foundation

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  • Thursday
    Jul 23 2009
    Internet Strategy Forum Summit

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    The Internet Strategy Forum Summit is the premiere annual conference from the Internet Strategy Forum, a national professional association for corporate Internet executives.

      Attendees of the 6th annual Internet Strategy Forum Summit will engage with our keynote presenters from Intel, Xerox, Forrester Research and more, who will share their insights and ideas on how to best leverage the Internet and integrate it into overall business strategy.
    
      Visit the event Website for a complete list of confirmed presenters.
    
      There are plenty of opportunities for networking with corporate Internet professionals and Internet-related product and service providers.
    
      Check out "The Road to Chief Internet Strategist", an optional corporate Internet strategist career path symposium on July 24th, the day after the main conference.
    
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  • Wednesday
    Jun 10 2009
    The Art of Agile Delivery (training)
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    Learn everything you need to know about agile delivery in this three-day course. We use an innovative course structure that allows you to do real agile software development in cross-functional teams. Using two instructors and splitting the group as appropriate, we ensure that programmers get plenty of technical depth without boring everyone else.

    You'll learn:

    • Eliminating bugs
    • Incremental requirements
    • Working with stakeholders
    • Customer tests and acceptance test-driven development
    • Test-driven development
    • Refactoring
    • Code management
    • Continuous integration
    • Exploratory testing
    • Pairing
    • Incremental design and risk-driven architecture
    • Cross-functional collaboration

    Programmers, testers, on-site customers, business analysts, project managers, product managers, ScrumMasters, coaches, team leads, and anyone else on an agile team will benefit from this course.

    Results

    After completing this course, you will be prepared to:

    • Work in a cross-functional team with on-site customers, testers, and programmers
    • Understand and accommodate diverse stakeholder opinions
    • Build and ship complete increments of software in one-week iterations
    • Create nearly bug-free code using test-driven development, refactoring, and exploratory testing
    • Prevent build failures with continuous integration
    • Build technical infrastructure incrementally alongside features

    Testimonials

    "I don't know how they pulled off the [class project], but going through four iterations brought the concepts home. Also I was a programmer wanting to learn about the project development side. Diana's four-quadrant diagrams (about stakeholders) were enlightening as was Jim's [incremental design] box diagrams and analogy of TDD to double-entry bookkeeping. Thank you!!" --Steve Tamura, Developer

    "Extremely educational--lots of new material. Well organized." --Dave Goldman, Senior Developer, Inspiration Software

    "They were great. They were funny, understanding, and answered questions well." --Ven Cohen, Programmer/Technical Lead, ISI

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  • Monday
    Jun 8 2009
    The Art of Agile Planning (training)
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    Sentinel Hotel

    Learn everything you need to know about agile planning in this two-day course. Using a combination of lectures and hands-on simulations, we teach you:

    • Estimating
    • Story writing
    • Iteration/Sprint planning
    • "Done Done"
    • Release planning
    • Adaptive planning
    • Risk management
    • Vision
    • Working with stakeholders

    Project managers, product managers, coaches, ScrumMasters, team leads, and anyone involved in planning agile projects will benefit from this course.

    Results

    After completing this course, you will be prepared to:

    • Reliably make and meet iteration commitments
    • Reliably make and meet release commitments
    • Create, estimate, and prioritize stories and features
    • Get work to "done done" every iteration
    • Collaborate with stakeholders to clarify and communicate requirements and your product vision

    About the Instructors

    James Shore is a prominent figure in the Agile software development community. He consults with development teams worldwide to help them meet commitments, improve product quality and increase productivity. James is co-author of The Art Of Agile Development.

    Diana Larsen consults with leaders and teams to create work processes where innovation, inspiration, and imagination flourish. With more than fifteen years of experience working with technical professionals, Diana brings focus to the human side of organizations, teams and projects. Diana co-authored Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great! and is current chair of the Agile Alliance Board of Directors.

    Testimonials

    "The facilitators were excellent! I really enjoyed the 'jump in and swim' approach to applying what we learned as we went." --Bill Jackson III, Senior Software Engineer, Oracle Corp.

    "[The instructors] had a lot of experience to draw from which enabled them to map Agile solutions to real situations." --Don Dornblaser, Director, WebMD

    "[The course] Introduced techniques that are on the cutting edge of Agile which solve or answer questions I have in the real world." --Dan Nelson, Sr. Software Engineer, FEI Company

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  • Wednesday
    Jun 3 2009
    AMA Annual Conference: Forward '09 Brandologie

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    We're in a world now where people use brands to construct their personal, professional and social identities—where the meaning of a brand is based on the connections between people that transcend charts and graphs. It's all about cultural relevance and emotions—not hype.

    Forward '09 is more than an event, or even two events. It's a powerful community where networking and collaboration provide a launching pad for lasting relationships.

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  • Wednesday
    Apr 8 2009
    AeA BOD Education Series: Board Succession: The Good, The Bad, The Tough

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    Board Succession: The Good, The Bad, The Tough

    Network with high-level peers and expert panelists as TechAmerica (formerly AeA) enters the sophomore season for its successful Board of Directors education series that addresses the changing and sometimes challenging issues Boards face today...because AeA continues to believe that Good Governance Matters!

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  • Wednesday
    Mar 18 2009
    SAOpdx: Chief Innovation Officer: The New CIO

    [Full details at http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/1850849/ ] Can a CIO thrive in the current economic climate by simply maintaining existing information and occasionally providing new sources of Information? Come hear three perspectives of the new CIO, the Chief Innovation Officer. Learn about innovations that break traditional information system strongholds, that show innovation in the application development lifestyle, and innovative collaboration tools. Speaker lineup coming soon! REGISTER: https://db.sao.org/calendar2/event_description.htm?eventID=3/18/09

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  • Thursday
    Mar 12 2009
    Angel Oregon 2009

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    Angel Oregon is the nation's premier entrepeneur-angel matchmaking event. A program of the Oregon Entrepeneurs Network, Angel Oregon brings together Oregon and SW Washington’s brightest entrepreneurial talent with qualified angel investors.

    Angel Oregon features the largest investment prize of any event of its type. Angel Oregon 2007 had 320 attendees, making it the largest event of its kind. Those attendees included 100 accredited investors. The 2007 sponsors included Capybara Ventures, Credit Suisse, and Morgan Stanley.

    Angel Oregon 2008 had $265,000 prize money, from 53 angels investing $5,000 apiece. There were three distinct investment tracks:

    Technology & Biotech Consumer/Active Lifestyle Sustainability Instead of just one prize winner, money was awarded to the winner in each track.

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  • Thursday
    Feb 26 2009
    AMA MAX Awards

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    Portland area marketing professionals will spend an inspiring, fun evening recognizing the programs, campaign, and marketing pieces created in 2008 that had winning results.

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  • Tuesday
    Feb 10 2009
    Strategies and Success Stories for Growing your Business Internationally

    [Full details at http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/1518845/ ] SAO's Marketing + Sales + International SIGs presents "Strategies and Success Stories for Growing your Business Internationally”, a morning panel event at the Governor Hotel and “Best Practices and Networking” , an evening networking event at the Rogue. Those who attend both events may enter to win a free SAO program pass. Oregon exported over $16.5 billion in goods and services in 2007, accounting for 10.4% of total GDP. With those numbers certain to grow, it's time to consider how you can increase your global sales pipeline. Economic challenges, the weak dollar, and globalization make it imperative that companies consider the opportunity to accelerate growth by tapping into global markets. This event will introduce you to key strategies and success stories for increasing international revenue. This event is the first in a series of "Go Global" programs put on by the SAO in 2009 designed to educate firms on how to take their companies international. We've gathered three experts with experience in Asia, Europe and North America to share best practices and anecdotes for growing your sales pipeline across the globe. You'll come away from this event with specific techniques for expanding your sales pipeline. Speakers Suzanne Balter, Global Education Solutions Manager, Netop Lillian Tsai, President & Founder, TsaiComms, LLC Peter Guilfoyle Vice President of Marketing, Coaxis Scott Goddin, Director, USEAC Tom DiCorcia, Oregon International Trade Officer for High Technology #SAOpdx #MSIG #ISIG #international

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  • Wednesday
    Jan 21 2009
    Portland Business Alliance Forum: 2009 State Legislature Preview

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    2009 Legislative Session Preview

    Oregon’s legislative session begins during one of the worst economies, challenging state lawmakers with finding money to run state programs while tackling some of the state’s biggest issues like transportation and health care. What should businesses be aware of entering into this session? Where will some of the cuts and increases occur? State legislators will give the Forum audience a sneak peak at what may happen in Salem this biennium.

    Members: $30. Non-members: $40.

    Advance registration required at www.portlandalliance.com.

    Speakers:
    Peter Buckley - Oregon Representative
    Rick Metsger - Oregon State Senator
    Alan Bates - Oregon State Senator Betsy Johnson - Oregon State Senator

    Series Sponsor: Portland Tribune

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  • Wednesday
    Dec 10 2008
    PBA DECEMBER FORUM: "2009 Economic Forecast"

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    The Thirty Third Recession and the Forty Fourth President

    2009 Economic Forecast by John Mitchell

    Hear from a leading economist, John Mitchell, about where we’re headed over the next year as we manage the effects of the recent economic crisis. He will also provide an insightful outlook into the 2009 economy and discuss prospects, risks and opportunities in the coming year.

    Speaker:
    John W. Mitchell Ph.D., Principal, M & H Economic Consultants

    Event Sponsor: Ferguson Wellman Capital Management

    Series Sponsors: Liberty Northwest Portland Tribune

    NO CANCELLATION

    Directions: Call for directions GOVERNOR HOTEL 614 S.W. 11th Portland, OR 97205 (503-224-3400)

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  • Thursday
    Nov 20 2008
    SAO: Life Inside an Iteration

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    Life Inside an Iteration Date: Thu, Nov 20th Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm Location: Governor Hotel 614 SW 11th Avenue Portland, OR 97205 Cost: $10 for members $30 for non members Registration Deadline: 11/18/2008 Topic: Life Inside an Iteration

    Buffet Dinner is included

    Agile software development processes such as Extreme Programming (XP), Scrum, and Lean Software Development have become mainstream in many organizations, but what is "Life Inside an Iteration" really like? Find out as our panelists talk about what activities help let QA and Development work in sync, what the hand offs are and how they happen, how they have managed the inevitable change within the iteration. Our panelists include developers, testers, customers and consultants to bring a broad perspective of best practices to these issues.

    Panelists Brian Jamison, Founder and CEO, OpenSourcery Brian is a seasoned entrepreneur with many technology-related companies to his credit. He has worked with Linux, open source, and the Internet professionally since 1995. Brian serves as President for the Portland Open Source Software Entrepreneurs (POSSE) and as advisor, mentor, or board member for numerous startups. He actively promotes safe, renewable biodiesel as a locally-produced fuel source.

    Chris Jones, Engineer, Yesmail Chris has led the adoption of agile practices on several projects and teams ranging from 'by the book' XP to a blend of XP and RUP. Chris is well versed in adapting agile processes to a diverse set of development organizations. He is currently contributing to the google web toolkit.

    Wayne Allen, VP of Software Engineering, Integrated Services, Inc. Wayne is the leading supplier of point of sales solutions for the Quick Lube and Car Wash industry. Wayne has a passion for the craft of software engineering that he has developed in his 20 years as a programmer, consultant, manager, executive and small business owner. This passion has led him to the new crop of "agile" software development processes such as XP and Scrum. Wayne is a regular speaker both nationally and internationally on the topic of agile software development. You can read about Wayne's thoughts on software development at blogs.consultantsguild.com

    Sumant Vashisth, Senior QA Manager, McAfee, Inc. Sumant had more than 10 years of experience in software development and testing having worked at IBM and Ford prior to joining McAfee. He has successfully driven testing on multiple product releases at McAfee, including one of the first large scale project at the company to adopt and follow the Agile software development process. The current agile development project for which he is managing the QA team, requires integration and testing with multiple cross site engineering product development groups. Sumant also developed the software and is co-author of the book "Software For Emission Rate Modeling Of Accidental Toxic Releases".

    Todd Whitaker Todd has nearly 14 years experience working with teams and organizations to develop software products ranging from web and enterprise applications to desktop software. He has held positions in Product and Program Management with a number of software companies including Inspiration Software, Serena Software, Extensis, Concentrex, and Group 3 Consultants. Todd is an advocate for simple and excellent user experience, highly collaborative and adaptive product development processes, and Agile methodologies. He is a graduate of Oregon Institute of Technology, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management with an Electronics Engineering emphasis.

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  • Tuesday
    Nov 18 2008
    SAO The Future of Targeted Marketing: Micro-efforts with Macro-thinking

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    The Future of Targeted Marketing: Micro-efforts with Macro-thinking Date: Tue, Nov 18th Time: 7:30am-9:00am Location: Governor Hotel 614 SW 11th Avenue Portland, OR 97205 Cost: $25 for members $45 for non members Registration Deadline: 11/18/2008 Topic: The Future of Targeted Marketing: Micro-efforts with Macro-thinking

    As audiences demand more personal attention in their consumer relationships, successful sales and marketing require targeting these consumers with creative niche efforts. One area where this trend has manifested is the broader use of microsites - campaign-specific webpages that we've all seen, maybe even built. Where microsites often fail, however, is in a lack of macro-thinking - they serve a limited function and leave no opportunities to build a larger relationship. This presentation will impart key insights on how applying strategic big-picture thinking in the use of microsites can improve the quality of your sales conversations.

    Moderator: Bryan Campbell

    Speakers: Brad Smith, Executive Director, Webvisions Conference Webvisions is a nationally recognized event that explores the future of the Web. Since 2001, he has worked with an all-star list of visionaries in technology, design, user experience and business strategy, from leading companies such as Google, Apple, Netflix, LinkedIn, Flickr and many more. In his day job, Brad is the Creative Director for Hot Pepper Studios, an award winning design firm located in Portland, Oregon

    Mike Caplan, Director of Client Services, Ascentium Mike brings over 13 years of marketing and advertising experience. Over his career, Mike has helped launch new companies, new products and new brands on a national and global scale for B2B and B2C clients.

    Mike brings a specialized focus in interactive and direct marketing to the Ascentium Team - and is an expert within all phases of the customer life-cycle (acquisition, retention, stimulation). In addition, Mike also formulates marketing and sales strategies for Fortune 5000 firms - and brings expertise in Channel and Partner marketing as well.

    Some of the brands Mike has worked on over his career include technology accounts (Microsoft, Intel, HP, Cisco, Dell, Red Hat, Novell, AMD, Hummingbird Communications, Computer Associates, Bearing Point and Accenture) and consumer accounts (Chicago Bulls, Old Spaghetti Factory, Trendwest Resorts, Cars.com, NewHomeNetwork.com, Apartments.com, Chicago Tribune, Lettuce Entertain You and All-in Energy Drink).

    Program Agenda: 7:30am-8:00am - Registration Breakfast 8:00am-8:40am - Presentation 8:40am-9:00am - Questions & Answers

    Due to venue attendance guarantees, there will be an additional $5.00 added to your registration fee for the "Pay at the Door" option or to register on site.

    Parking Information: Metered parking is available on the street on either Alder St. or 11th St. There is a SmartPark available on the corner of 10th and Yamhill for $1.25 per hour and you can enter the Governor Hotel through the Jake's entrance on 10th St.

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  • Wednesday
    Nov 12 2008
    AeA: Energy Costs - Managing Today and Planning for the Future

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    Finance Networking Event

    Date: Nov 12, 2008 Please Note: This is the October 15th event that was postponed.

    Energy Costs - Managing Today and Planning for the Future

    Energy costs have increased dramatically over the past year and experts widely agree energy costs will become a key business consideration as worldwide demand continues to increase. Many supply-chain strategies are now obsolete as the landed cost of goods has risen sharply. The time is now to understand the trends, evaluate the impact on your business and develop an awareness of practices to avoid a setback in your business. Our panelists will discuss the trends we are seeing today and discuss strategies for addressing a changing business environment as it relates to energy.

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  • Wednesday
    Oct 29 2008
    SAO: The Art of Agile Delivery
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    The Art of Agile Delivery Date: Wed, Oct 29th Time: 9:00am-5:00pm Location: Governor Hotel 614 SW 11th Avenue Portland, OR 97205 Cost: $299 for members $299 for non members Registration Deadline: 09/27/2008 Topic: The Art of Agile Delivery
    This class is full.
    Another class may be scheduled. Please email [email protected] to be placed on the waiting list.

    THREE DAY CLASS: October 29-31, 2008 Public employees are not eligible to attend this class. Please contact Rachel Kjack for more information.

    Course Overview James Shore, Gordon Pask Award recipient and co-author The Art of Agile Development, is bringing the practical wisdom of his best-selling book into the classroom. In this course, you'll learn everything you need to know about agile delivery: incrementally exploring requirements; using test-driven development and refactoring; involving customers and writing customer tests; how incremental design and architecture really work; involving testers, conducting exploratory testing, and creating code without bugs; automated builds and continuous integration; delivering software that's "done done" and ready to ship.

    James is joined by Diana Larsen, Agile Alliance chair and co-author of the acclaimed Agile Retrospectives. Together, they provide the highest level of agile experience and expertise.

    This course isn't just for programmers! Agile development works best with a cross-functional team, so we built a cross-functional course. During some segments, we'll have everyone work together in cross-functional teams. During others, we'll split into functional groups and take a deep dive into issues like test-driven development and product management.

    Who Should Attend/Prerequisites This course isn't just for programmers! Agile development is cross-functional and so is this course. Everyone who's part of an agile team (or wants to be) will benefit: programmers, designers, and architects; on-site customers, product managers, domain experts, business analysts, interaction designers, and testers; coaches, technical leads, and project managers. But don't worry: we have an innovative course structure that ensures plenty of technical depth for programmers... without boring everyone else!

    No prior Agile experience is required, but even experienced practitioners will learn new skills.

    Attend this course if: Your stakeholders have strong opinions... and they're all different

    Testers are overloaded at the end of each iteration or Sprint

    Your build takes too long or breaks more than once per month

    You finish stories, find bugs, finish them again, find bugs, finish them again...

    You have to schedule stories for refactoring and technical infrastructure

    You wonder how pair programming could possibly be a good idea

    You aren't experiencing any of these problems... and you want to keep it that way!

    Agenda We will cover the following agile practices: Preventing Defects ("No Bugs")

    Ten-Minute Build and Build Automation

    Continuous Integration

    Incremental Requirements

    Customer Tests

    Test-Driven Development

    Refactoring

    Simple Design

    Incremental Design and Architecture

    Exploratory Testing We will also discuss: Pair Programming

    Ubiquitous Language

    Stand-Up Meetings

    Coding Standards

    Iteration Demos

    "Done Done"

    Version Control

    Collective Code Ownership

    Documentation

    Slack

    Spike Solutions

    Performance Optimization

    This training opportunity is funded, in part, with Employer Workforce Training Funds administered by the Oregon Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development.

    Contact Rachel Kjack for more information at [email protected] or 503-228-5419


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  • Wednesday
    Oct 22 2008
    SAO: When to Hire/Who to Hire

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    When to Hire/Who to Hire Date: Wed, Oct 22nd Time: 7:30am-9:00am Location: The Governor Hotel 614 SW 11th Avenue Portland, OR 97205 Cost: $20 for members $60 for non members Registration Deadline: 10/22/2008 Topic: When to Hire/Who to Hire Register for this Event Back to Event Calendar

    It's become common knowledge that Baby Boomers, Gen X & Gen Y, each have a different work style and life/work expectations. Join the CIO committee Wednesday, Oct 22nd at the Governor Hotel to learn how other CIO's and IT managers are dealing with the generational differences in hiring, retaining, and motivating these different groups of people.

    Hear from Greg Kulander, local expert on the differences between the baby boomers, Generation X and Gen Y. Iris Sasaki, HR professional, who has more than 20 years of experience teaching and training managers how to hire and how to bridge the gap between generations, and Tim Kurlio, IT Manager for Multnomah County who prides himself on creating teams that function well together despite their innate differences. All moderated by Lance Kidd, CIO for Halton Company.

    Iris Sasaki has been in the HR world for over twenty years beginning as a recruiter for Tektronix and retiring as an HR executive. Iris has managed her own HR consulting business since 2001.

    Among the organization at which Iris has been a guest speaker are included the American Electronics Association, the law firm of Ater Wynne, Oregon Employment Division, and a guest lecturer from Oregon Graduate Institute. She is active as an "Expert in Residence" at the Open Technology Business Center and a mentor for the business concepts program of the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network. Iris created two training modules which were adopted by the Equal Opportunity Commission. Iris' post graduate studies have focused on communication. She has published two articles on the web, the first with Business and Law Online, and the second with HR.com.

    Greg Kulander, Ph.D. is Director of Student and Educator Services at the Business Education Compact. Dr. Kulander has extensive international experience and has researched and practiced cross-cultural communication for 25 years. Recently he has begun applying this cross-cultural expertise to the issues facing cross-generational communication. (And this interest has, of course, little to do with his having three teenagers!)

    Tim Kurlio, IT Manager, Multnomah County Tim Kurilo has worked in the technical field for 28 years. He is currently the Technical Services Manager at Multnomah County, Oregon. As a computer technician in the boom of the 90's, Tim realized how important it was to promote new opportunities yet retain experienced staff. He decided to join the ranks of management so he could help create an environment that nurtures the implementation and administration of new technologies, yet retains a quality of life for the staff.

    Tim and his wife, Betsy, have successfully "blended" their very diverse families of eight children and 9 grandchildren. Learning the core values and motivations of each individual is just as important in the workplace as it is at home. One of Tim's favorite sayings is: "Technology is the easy part, once you get the team on the same page, the work just gets done".

    Thank you to our 2008 Series Sponsors: ATSI Group, CSG Professional Services, EasyStreet , Online Business Systems, Stoel Rives, LLP.

    Program Agenda: 7:30am-8:00am - Registration Breakfast 8:00am-8:40am - Presentation 8:40am-9:00am - Questions & Answers

    Due to venue attendance guarantees, there will be an additional $5.00 added to your registration fee for the "Pay at the Door" option or to register on site.

    Parking Information: Metered parking is available on the street on either Alder St. or 11th St. There is a SmartPark available on the corner of 10th and Yamhill for $1.25 per hour and you can enter the Governor Hotel through the Jake's entrance on 10th St.

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  • Thursday
    Oct 16 2008
    OMEN 2008 NW Summit on Entrepreneurship
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    Join us October 16-17th as we bring together the best minds in the Northwest to learn about innovations and best practices to help entrepreneurs grow and prosper. The summit will provide you with opportunities to network, share your experiences, explore strategies for future growth & partnership, learn from industry leaders and more!

    In celebration of OMEN's 10th Anniversary, this annual meeting will feature an expanded set of trainings for the economic development professional.

    Speakers

    Michael Shuman, author of "The Small-Mart Revolution: How Local Businesses are Beating the Global Competition" and Vice President for Enterprise Development for TDC (Training & Development Corporation)

    Kim Pate, Vice President for Strategic Partnerships & Administration at CFED (Corporation For Enterprise Development)

    Robin Doussard, Editor of Oregon Business Magazine

    Representative David Edwards of the OECD Commission

    Who Should Attend Microenterprise Development Organizations Economic Development Organizations Small Business Development Centers Policymakers and local elected officials State and Local Government Agencies Business Associations Chambers of Commerce Financial Institutions Community Members Revolving Loan Fund Managers

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  • Tuesday
    Sep 23 2008
    Breakfast with the Mayor-Elect: An Open Conversation between Sam Adams and Portland Software Executives.

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    Marketing & Sales SIG
    Cost: $20 for members $60 for non members

    Mayor-elect Adams is arguably the most technologically savvy Mayor the State's largest city has seen in its 157-year history. Driving the city to update its services with newer technology, Adams has experienced all of the hopes, struggles and success of any enterprise manager.

    Additionally, software companies are the largest business group reinvesting in the city's core - a struggle for most American cities. Mayor-elect Adams sees the potential for the city's economic future strongly correlated to the growth of the software industry.

    As Adams leads a discussion with the CEO's of three of the city's fastest-growing software companies, expect to be a part of a fascinating discussion that will help you map out the future of the city and one of its most dynamic industries.

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  • Wednesday
    Aug 13 2008
    OEN Sustainability Event + PubTalk

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    Oregon's Green Advantage: Opportunities for Entrepreneurs

    Wednesday, August 13, 2008 - Governor Hotel - 11:00 am; PubTalk at Bridgeport Brewpub+Bakery - 5:00 PM

    Mark your calendars for August 13th. Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN) is hosting a half-day workshop focused on how entrepreneurs can make some significant green out of the green sector.

    "Sustainability" and "being green" aren't just overused buzzwords of today, they are buzzwords that describe how we will be doing business for the future . There are real business opportunities for Oregon's entrepreneurs and investors to capitalize on. Oregon's Green Advantage gives you the opportunity to meet industry experts and learn what sustainability really is. Entrepreneurs and investors will learn where the new business opportunities are today and find out where the trends are headed for a sustainable future.

    Following the event, network with Oregon Entrepreneurs at our special PubTalk (held at Bridgeport Brewpub+Bakery) where you will meet companies that are leveraging Oregon's Green Advantage.

    Agenda
    11:00 AM Registration Opens
    12:00 AM - 1:00 PM Luncheon and keynote speaker
    1:00 - 2:00 PM Panel 1 - What does Sustainable Really Mean?
    2:00 - 2:30 PM Break
    2:30 - 3:30 PM Panel 2 - Where are the Opportunities?
    3:30 - 4:30 PM Panel 3 - What's Investable?
    4:30 PM Close
    5 - 7 PM PubTalk at Bridgeport Brew Pub + Bakery

    PANEL 1: What Does Sustainable Really Mean?
    This panel will focus on the definition of sustainability. Participants will learn what is sustainable - a definition and how managing/preserving our finite resources are at the foundation of this. Panelists will discuss building sustainable businesses from an economic perspective.

    PANEL 2: Where are the Opportunities?
    Panel Two will discuss how companies today are becoming greener, and how their companies have begun to change the way they operate, design, deliver/receive products and services in their efforts to reduce their carbon footprints. This evolution can be a great source of opportunities for the entrepreneur to innovate products and services as they help these companies become more sustainable. Entrepreneurs will learn what gaps need filling.

    PANEL 3: What's Investable?
    This discussion will focus on what makes a company investable. They will talk about what is getting funded now and where the trends are pointing to for the future. They will also discuss who is funding the sustainability movement.

    PUBTALK: Sustainability showcase of Oregon Companies
    Just a quick walk to Bridgeport Brew Pub in the Pearl District and OEN's monthly PubTalk, where you can network, meet industry leaders, and see some of Oregon's new sustainability-focused companies.

    Price for this event includes one admission to the OEN PubTalk, which immediately follows the Sustainability Event.

    Details:
    Date and Time: Aug 13, 2008
    11:00 am - 04:30 pm
    Location: The Governor Hotel
    Portland, Oregon
    For Purchase:
    OEN Member Price: $114.00 Info Purchase
    Non-member Price (inludes one full year of membership): $213.00 Info Purchase
    OEN Member Price + Booth Fee for PubTalk Exhibit: $215.00 Purchase
    Non-Member Price + Booth Fee for PubTalk Exhibit (includes one year of membership): $314.00

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  • Thursday
    Jul 17 2008
    Internet Strategy Forum Summit
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    The Internet Strategy Forum Summit is the premiere annual conference from the Internet Strategy Forum, a professional association for corporate Internet strategists. Attendees will engage with our executive keynote presenters from eMarketer, Forrester Research, Disney, Nike, IBM and more, who will share their insights and ideas on how to best leverage the Internet and integrate it into overall business strategy. Featured speakers include the CEO of eMarketer and the VP of Global Digital Commerce at Nike. There are plenty of opportunities for networking with corporate Internet professionals and Internet-related product and service providers. Check out "The Road to Chief Internet Strategist", an optional corporate Internet strategist career path symposium on July 18th, the day after the main conference. Registration starts at under US$250.

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  • Wednesday
    Jul 16 2008
    Tweetup with Charlene Li

    Charlene Li, late of Forrester Research, co-author of Groundswell, and all around social media rock star is coming to Portland!

    Come have drinks with her in the bar of the Governor Hotel! Starts at 8:30pm, and goes until late. Charlene says if you bring your copy of Groundswell, she'll sign it, and buy you a drink. :-)

  • Friday
    Jun 6 2008
    Sustainability Luncheon

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    2nd Quarter Sustainability Luncheon Join us for an enlightening discussion as we explore sustainability issues in the Manufacturing, Technology and Energy sectors.

    Introductory Address by Gordon Brinser, Vice President of Operations, SolarWorld Industries America Panelists: Lorie Wigle, G.M. of Eco-Technology Program Office for Intel Bill Nicholson, PGE Vice President who leads Portland General Electric's Customers and Economic Development division Jake Nichol, CEO of Leatherman Tool Group

    Questions: Contact Kristy Ellis – [email protected] or 503.219.3427

    Additional special publications and luncheons in the series are:

    Sept. 12, 2008 - Sustainable Resources for Urban and Rural Development
    Nov. 21, 2008 (at the NIKE Campus) - The Sustainable Path to Worldwide Leadership

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  • Wednesday
    Apr 9 2008
    AeA Finance Forum, Sale Compensation: Effective Partnership with Sales

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    Build an effective partnership with your sales executive through a better approach to developing and managing sales compensation.


    Moderator:

    Paul Wilde


    Speakers
    Scott Campbell, Vice President of Sales, Jive Software
    Bryan LeBlanc, Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, WebTrends
    Bill Erdle, President, Compensation Resources, LLC
    Program Agenda:
    7:30am-8:00am - Registration Breakfast
    8:00am-8:50am - Presentation
    8:50am-9:00am - Questions & Answers
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  • Thursday
    Apr 3 2008
    SAO Human Capital Forum

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    Pwn da comp with Gen Y's OR Leverage the Intrinsic Creativity of Multi-Generational Teams


    Welcome to the multi-generational workforce! Diverse, technologically connected and full of energy, the newest generation-Gen Y (or Millennials)-is now streaming into the workforce in large numbers. How should companies respond?
    Speaker:
    Greg Kulander, Ph.D., Director of Student and Educator Services at the Business Education Compact.
    Program Agenda:
    7:30am-8:00am - Registration Breakfast
    8:00am-8:50am - Presentation
    8:50am-9:00am - Questions & Answers
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