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Forge Portland

1410 SW MORRISON ST., SUITE 850
Portland, OR 97205, us (map)

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  • Wednesday
    Mar 8 2017
    I want to work for _ _ _ _ _ _ _ with Sam McCurdy (JetReports)
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    Forge Portland

    This month, we will host Sam McCurdy, VP of engineering at JetReports. We might actually try something slightly different and have a panel of members from JetReports leadership to answer your questions this time! So definitely join us and bring along your "tech-curious" friends with you. If you are ready to learn what's out there (I know there's a lot of choice out there) in the tech world and want to explore options peripherally, this is the meetup for you... and has been for the last 2+ years. jetReports has a number of unique things going for them and I can't wait to dig into some of those aspects on March 8th.

    For more details checkout the meetup page @ https://www.meetup.com/I-want-to-work-for-______________/

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  • Wednesday
    Feb 8 2017
    I want to work for _ _ _ _ _ _ _ with Michael Belding (ShiftWise)

    Forge Portland

    At this unique meetup, "I want to work for _ _ _ _ _ _", each month we introduce a new company through one of their star employees.

    This month we will have Michael Belding, VP of Engineering at ShiftWise. Michael helped the engineering team at ShiftWise to grow from 7 to 52 during the 9 years he was a leader there.

    We are excited to hear about the talent and culture at ShiftWise and the Portland tech community in general.

    Definitely come join us -- hopefully the weather co-operates this month!

    Hey Balki, join the conversation!

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  • Tuesday
    Nov 15 2016
    Creating the Future of AI: Not Just for Silicon Valley Pt 2.

    Forge Portland

    Forge is pleased to announce the second set of presenters in its monthly series on AI Morality, scheduled for November 15, from 6:30-8:00 pm: Steve Taylor from The College of Robotics and Eric Brickenstein an attorney at Hagland-Kelley LLP.

    Steve will talk about where he sees the future of robotics going and how robots will interact with AI in the very near future. We are already seeing examples of robots using machine learning to learn from each other in order to better accomplish factory jobs, and as we move closer to AI, robots and machines will become increasingly autonomous from human input or control.

    Eric will frame in broad strokes the fields of legal inquiry that may emerge as AI begins to have the ability to ‘think’ and ‘reason.’ Eric will address issues of privacy and how data can be collected; discuss briefly the potential for any legal framework to govern the development of future AI; and broach the topic of machine rights and a theoretical framework for considering when rights might attach to certain types of machines.

    Our last discussion posed 4 questions: How is AI and AI morality defined? What are the dangers and opportunities associated with AI? What about our relationship to technology will always be true? And what about our relationship to technology will likely change as AI develops?

    This session we will consider 4 new questions in small group/break out format.

    Tickets are limited to 50 participants and sold out in a week for our 1st session. Beer will be provided.

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  • Wednesday
    Nov 9 2016
    I want to work for _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (this month is RazorFish)

    Forge Portland

    For Novembers 'I want to work for_______' meetup we are excited to have with us Brynn Dirksen - Associate Art Director at Razorfish. She specializes in UX design and we look forward to hearing her thoughts and her journey in the digital marketing space.

    An excerpt of her journey in her own words - "While I started my career in the design industry working on print projects, after joining Razorfish as an Art Director, I dove deep into the world of digital design. As a digital agency Razorfish has a large UX department, and from the get-go I was interested in this "experience-based” take on design. Razorfish encourages employees to experiment with other disciplines, and when I started exploring, UX opportunities immediately opened up for me. I had always enjoyed visual design but once experience design was thrown into the mix, the design problems I had once found interesting became truly fascinating. Jumping on the chance to expand my skill set lead me from a job I enjoyed, to one that I’m truly passionate about."

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  • Wednesday
    Oct 12 2016
    I want to work for _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (this month is InvisionApp)
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    Forge Portland

    We are super-thrilled to welcome our October special guest, Dana Lawson. Dana is the VP of Platform Engineering at InvisionApp. And the cool part is InvisionApp is a very remote-friendly company (more about this at the meetup session). Dana Lawson on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dglawson Invision on Twitter: https://twitter.com/invisionapp

    Dana and I worked together at New Relic for about a year. The first thing anyone notices about Dana is her electrifying energy and her sharp sense of humor. You can tell right away that working with her would be super-fun and you could get lots of things accomplished with little or no stress. Dana’s illustrious career record proves my theory :) Dana had great opportunities to wear many hats throughout her 18 year career in technology.

    Earlier this year, Dana wanted to take these lessons learned from being in that crazy world and do it all over again, but better! So when the opportunity came to build out a Platform Engineering organization at InVision she decided to take that chance.

    This is just a teaser for all the goodness you can expect at the actual meetup. As always, you have our PERSONAL GUARANTEE that this meetup is the best value for your precious ~2 hours away from friends/family :)

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  • Wednesday
    Sep 28 2016
    Creating the Future of AI: Not Just for Silicon Valley

    Forge Portland

    It is not too soon for social debate on how the economic fruits of AI-Technologies should be shared 100 Year Study~ Stanford University

    Forge Portland is proud to present the 1st in a series of conversations on the future of AI and our role in shaping how the technology will be integrated into our economic, social and political lives.

    Over the next 10 years our society will likely experience the most profound shift in the course of our history as computers and automation take over more and more of our jobs and daily tasks. While we are (probably) far from a Hollywood version of having Robot Overlords, innovations in automation, robotics and expert systems will fundamentally re-shape the nature of work and human interactions. The time to make these conversations mainstream is now.

    Join us for a panel discussion with Heath Nieddu, Senior Research Analyst of Optiv Security, Ben Berry, CEO of Airship Technology Group, and Arun Joshi, CEO of Visulon, on the scope and definition of AI, innovations in drone technology, and how companies are using the Hololens and VR in business today. Each panelist will present for 5-7 minutes and field questions from the audience. Afterward, Rob Bart, founder of Forge and moderator for the series, will lead a discussion between the audience and the panelists.

    A limited number of free tickets are available.

    When

    Wednesday, September 28, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT) - Add to Calendar 
    

    Where

    Forge Portland - 1410 SW Morrison Ste 850, Portland, OR 97205 - View Map
    
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  • Wednesday
    Sep 14 2016
    I want to work for _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (this month is Nike)

    Forge Portland

    At this unique meetup, "I want to work for _ _ _ _ _ _", each month we introduce a new company through one of their star employees.

    For September its going to be Gokul Surya from Nike!

    In his own words, here's how Gokul manages his career:

    "Continuously iterate to reach the pinnacle” is what comes to my mind whenever I take time to think about the future. I believe that people, processes and perspectives will help me get to where I want to be. Trusting the people, collaborating on developing the processes, and using different perspectives to solve problems along the path to develop a successful organization.

    You definitely don't want to miss this :)

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  • Tuesday
    Jan 12 2016
    I want to work for JanRain w/Russell Smith

    Forge Portland

    This meetup is going to be another epic interview with Russell Smith, Software Test Manager at JanRain. He joined there just over a year ago and is excited to share the journey leading up to his pretty cool job there.

    He will also talk to us about what JanRain is doing in the field of customer profile management and customer intelligence.

    The experience and value you will get from this meetup is going to be unlike any other you ever saw... You have my personal guarantee!

    Oh, as always, this meetup is POWERED BY FREE PIZZA :)

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  • Monday
    Nov 16 2015
    PDX Code Community: Student Portfolio Project Showcase

    Forge Portland

    Come see what all the fuss is about. These former students of Portland Code School (http://bit.ly/1MIKSSQl) have battled the odds and built some stunning working apps. See their projects, hear about their work, and talk to the students themselves. Doors open 6:00pm.

    Fellow coders, recruiters, business, and any supporters are welcome. Please RSVP (http://bit.ly/1SptSQq) for anyone you are bringing so we have an accurate count. Light appetizers to be provided.

    When the Portland Code School unexpectedly shut its doors over the October 16th weekend, midway through the fall term, displaced students and former instructors came together to continue learning on their own, complete their final software projects and display the results of their dedication at their showcase event. When Portland’s tech community heard the news, they responded with an outpouring of support, offering everything from domain hosting and student scholarships to catering. Wirestorm, a globally distributed software development company, which has provided the students with mentors and study space, will host the showcase on Monday, November 16th from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., at their Portland office at Forge Co-working space on the top floor of Tiffany Center, at 1410 SW Morrison Street.

    The event will showcase ten student teams who will unveil their final projects, which include innovative web applications and iOS-based mobile apps. The project teams have used a variety of technologies to show off the skills they’ve learned, including jQuery, JavaScript, Node.js, Backbone.js, Meteor.js, PostRegSQL, Orchestrate, various APIs, and much more.

    Students, instructors, mentors, industry recruiters and tech companies are invited to attend the product showcase and honor the tenacity of the students whose mantra has been, “When the going gets tough, the tough get coding.”

    A HUGE thanks to Wirestorm Portland for the venue sponsorship!!

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  • Thursday
    Oct 22 2015
    Forge October Happy Hour
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    Forge Portland

    Register here for free beer! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-october-forge-happy-hour-tickets-19152551798

    Fall has arrived and it's time to celebrate - register now for Forge's October Happy Hour! Beginning at 5pm, Forge Portland coworking space will be filled with musical notes from Brutha Bob arranged by Portland Radio Project and beer provided by Hopworks Urban Brewery, a local certified B Corp. Forge Portland is again excited to host the Portland creative & entrepeneur community for a couple of hours of drinks, live music, and the opportunity to connect with inspiring people. Members of Forge Portland will be in attendance, so for those of you who are members, or would like to be, this is an especially great opportunity to meet awesome people doing awesome things in Portland!

    We need a headcount for drinks and snacks, so be sure to register!

    See you soon, Forge Portland

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  • Tuesday
    Oct 13 2015
    I want to work for IDExperts w/Travis Cannon (Product Manager)

    Forge Portland

    Can you guess who is our next meetup guest at "I want to work for _ _ _ _ _ _"??? None other than our very good friend Travis Cannon. Yay!

    We are thrilled to welcome Travis, who is a Lead Product manager at the fast growing IDExperts.

    Travis will share his career journey leading up to this position at IDExperts (through a series of practical Q&As). We will then do in-depth research on what IDExperts is all about... their clients, competition, products, value proposition and much, much more!

    The experience and value you will get from this meetup is going to be unlike any other you ever saw... You have my personal guarantee!

    Oh, as always, this meetup is POWERED BY FREE PIZZA :)

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  • Tuesday
    Aug 11 2015
    work for HealthSparq Consulting (powered by FREE PIZZA)

    Forge Portland

    This meetup is going to be a pretty cool interview with Jorge Zelaya, Director of Technology Operations at HealthSparq. He joined there recently and is excited to share the journey leading up to this dream job. He will also talk to us about what HealthSparq is doing with cloud technologies (I am super-excited about this part for sure!)

    The experience and value you will get from this meetup is going to be unlike any other you ever saw... You have my personal guarantee!

    Oh, as always, this meetup is POWERED BY FREE PIZZA :)

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  • Wednesday
    Jun 3 2015
    1 Million Cups - Portland

    Forge Portland

    The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

    Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience.

    Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

    No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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  • Wednesday
    May 27 2015
    1 Million Cups - Portland

    Forge Portland

    The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

    Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience.

    Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

    No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    May 20 2015
    1 Million Cups - Portland

    Forge Portland

    The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

    Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience.

    Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

    No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    May 13 2015
    1 Million Cups - Portland

    Forge Portland

    The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

    Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience.

    Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

    No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    May 6 2015
    1 Million Cups - Portland

    Forge Portland

    The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

    Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience.

    Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

    No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Mar 25 2015
    1 Million Cups - Portland

    Forge Portland

    The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

    Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience. Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

    No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Mar 18 2015
    1 Million Cups - Portland

    Forge Portland

    The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

    Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience. Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

    No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Mar 11 2015
    1 Million Cups - Portland

    Forge Portland

    The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

    Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience. Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

    No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Mar 4 2015
    1 Million Cups - Portland

    Forge Portland

    The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

    Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience. Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

    No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Feb 25 2015
    1 Million Cups - Portland Food Founders

    Forge Portland

    The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

    Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience. Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

    During the month of February we bring in Foodie Founders. Stay tuned for March's theme!

    No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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  • Wednesday
    Feb 18 2015
    1 Million Cups - Portland Food Founders

    Forge Portland

    The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

    Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience. Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

    During the month of February we bring in Foodie Founders. Stay tuned for March's theme!

    No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Feb 11 2015
    1 Million Cups - Portland Food Founders

    Forge Portland

    The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

    Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience. Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

    During the month of January we are focussing on Female Founders. In February we bring in Foodie Founders. Stay tuned for March's theme!

    No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Feb 4 2015
    1 Million Cups - Portland Food Founders

    Forge Portland

    The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

    Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience. Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

    During the month of January we are focussing on Female Founders. In February we bring in Foodie Founders. Stay tuned for March's theme!

    No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jan 28 2015
    1 Million Cups - Portland Female Founders

    Forge Portland

    The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

    Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience. Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

    During the month of January we are focussing on Female Founders. In February we bring in Foodie Founders. Stay tuned for March's theme!

    No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jan 14 2015
    1 Million Cups - Portland

    Forge Portland

    The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

    Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience. Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

    During the month of January we are focussing on Female Founders. In February we bring in Foodie Founders. Stay tuned for March's theme!

    No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jan 7 2015
    1 Million Cups - Portland

    Forge Portland

    The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

    Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience. Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

    During the month of January we are focussing on Female Founders. In February we bring in Foodie Founders. Stay tuned for March's theme!

    No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Dec 17 2014
    1 Million Cups - Portland
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    Forge Portland

    1 Million Cups (1MC) is a simple way to engage entrepreneurs right here in Portland. Each week, the 1MC program offers local entrepreneurs an opportunity to present their startups to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors, and entrepreneurs. Presenters prepare a 6 minute educational presentation and engage in 20 minutes of feedback and questioning after they present. Entrepreneurs gain insight into possible ways they can improve their businesses, gather realtime feedback, connect with a community that truly cares about their progress, and walk away feeling like they have advanced their business. The audience also learns a great deal from the presentations. Whether this is through passively listening or deeply engaging with the entrepreneurs, there is much to learn every week from these dynamic and diverse communities.

    The program takes place every Wednesday morning from 9:00-10:00am at 5257 NW Mlk Blvd. Suite 201

    1 Million Cups is a program run by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.

    For additional updates, please follow us on Twitter @1MillionCupsPDX and connect with us on Facebook.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Dec 10 2014
    1 Million Cups - Portland
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    Forge Portland

    1 Million Cups (1MC) is a simple way to engage entrepreneurs right here in Portland. Each week, the 1MC program offers local entrepreneurs an opportunity to present their startups to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors, and entrepreneurs. Presenters prepare a 6 minute educational presentation and engage in 20 minutes of feedback and questioning after they present. Entrepreneurs gain insight into possible ways they can improve their businesses, gather realtime feedback, connect with a community that truly cares about their progress, and walk away feeling like they have advanced their business. The audience also learns a great deal from the presentations. Whether this is through passively listening or deeply engaging with the entrepreneurs, there is much to learn every week from these dynamic and diverse communities.

    The program takes place every Wednesday morning from 9:00-10:00am at 5257 NW Mlk Blvd. Suite 201

    1 Million Cups is a program run by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.

    For additional updates, please follow us on Twitter @1MillionCupsPDX and connect with us on Facebook.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Dec 3 2014
    1 Million Cups - Portland
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    Forge Portland

    1 Million Cups (1MC) is a simple way to engage entrepreneurs right here in Portland. Each week, the 1MC program offers local entrepreneurs an opportunity to present their startups to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors, and entrepreneurs. Presenters prepare a 6 minute educational presentation and engage in 20 minutes of feedback and questioning after they present. Entrepreneurs gain insight into possible ways they can improve their businesses, gather realtime feedback, connect with a community that truly cares about their progress, and walk away feeling like they have advanced their business. The audience also learns a great deal from the presentations. Whether this is through passively listening or deeply engaging with the entrepreneurs, there is much to learn every week from these dynamic and diverse communities.

    The program takes place every Wednesday morning from 9:00-10:00am at 5257 NW Mlk Blvd. Suite 201

    1 Million Cups is a program run by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.

    For additional updates, please follow us on Twitter @1MillionCupsPDX and connect with us on Facebook.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Oct 23 2014
    PDX Legal Hackers Meetup

    Forge Portland

    Hey PDX Legal Hackers, we're (finally!) kicking off this meetup group with our first official meetup. If you can attend and are interested in giving a short (6-minute max) presentation on a legal hack you've developed or are interested in developing let me know and I'll put you on the agenda. Otherwise we'll be heavy on the networking for this first event and we will work together to set a theme and agenda for future meetups. Hope you can make it!

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