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308 Southwest 2nd Avenue #200
Portland, OR 97204, us (map)

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  • Tuesday
    Jul 19 2016
    Ember.js Portland Meetup

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    Our next meetup will be hosted at Crowd Compass! :)

    Registration will open at 12noon PST on Monday, July 4th and you DO need to RSVP to attend this event.

    Schedule 6:30pm - 7:00pm: Check-In, Networking and Food
    7:00pm - 7:30pm: Sensible Broccoli by Mark Avery
    7:30pm - 7:35pm: Break
    7:35pm - 7:50pm: Ambitious Design in the Age of Ambitious Web Apps by Chris Salvi 7:50pm - 7:55pm:Break 7:55pm - 8:10pm: The Benefits, Challenges and Tricks of Accessing Your Information by Kyle Mellander 8:10pm - 8:30pm: Wrap-up and Networking


    Program

    Sensible Broccoli
    by Mark Avery

    Broccoli is an integral and powerful part of ember-cli, but documentation and recent best practices can be hard to come by. By stepping through my rewrite of ember-component-css, we'll uncover the basics of broccoli, writing custom plugins, persistent outputs, and how to integrate these into ember-cli.

    Ambitious Design in the Age of Ambitious Web Apps
    by Chris Salvi

    Far too often we as developers/engineers strive to create ambitious apps with design being an afterthought in the ideation process. My discussion tonight is to argue for a world in which we can strive for ambition in both engineering and design, to move away from blatant aesthetic plagiarism and to return to a sense of creativity within the art of structuring a site.

    The Benefits, Challenges and Tricks of Accessing Your Information Without Bogging Down Your App by Kyle Mellander

    What do you do when you have a relationship with 1000+ related items? How do you handle complex relationships from the back-end? Let's face it, accessing data on the front-end is very different from the back-end. It requires us to shift our thinking of how we want our data to be structured. We'll look at how Ember natively handles those relationships and what you can do to find solutions for those complex data situations.


    Sponsors

    At CrowdCompass by Cvent, we create awesome mobile event apps that increase attendee engagement and produce a strong return on investment. As the premier event app developer, we provide mobile apps for conferences, tradeshows, meetings and events that range in size from 50 to 50,000 attendees.

    HealthSparq helps people make smarter health care choices. By offering tools that help people find providers, determine individualized costs and access quality and patient reviews, HealthSparq ensures that people are empowered to get the highest quality health care at the lowest cost.

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  • Wednesday
    Jun 1 2016
    RailBridge Open Study Group

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    This is a weekly study group geared towards beginners but Rubyists of all levels are welcome.

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  • Wednesday
    Mar 16 2016
    PDX Emacs Hacker Night

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    This Emacs Hangout will have the following agenda:

    • Workshop for Literate Programming. Whether you hack in Clojure or JavaScript or something in between, we will demonstrate how to use the code blocks in org-mode to program the tough stuff using an updated variation on Donald Knuth's Literate Programming concept. We'll also cover some "Literate DevOps" (as shown in this demonstration ... or read up about it here). Note: This is a workshop, so to fully participate, please bring a laptop running your favorite editor Emacs.

    • Lightning Talks. Have something to share? Great! Each lightning talk with be around 5 minutes to show off something cool your learned, so come prepared! We don't know how many of these we'll have, but we're flexible.

    • Office Hours. At 8:00, we will retire to Kell's for libations and to nerd the place up with Emacs Office Hours. Bring your latest project or issues, and get someone to help out.

    We'll publish notes about this meeting at our Github repository.

    Note: Our monthly hangouts will be the third Wednesday of each month...however, we may alter this pattern for November and December.

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  • Wednesday
    Dec 16 2015
    PDX Emacs Hacker Night

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    This evening, we will be demonstrating setting up Emacs for Ruby by Will Clifford and Setting up Emacs for Python Development presented by Chris Freeman. We will also have Lightning Talks demonstrating cool tips and tricks. If time permits, we may also get a short Macro workshop.

    After the meeting, we will be retiring to a local pub for drinks and "Office Hours" so bring your issues and someone should be able to help you out.

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  • Tuesday
    Sep 29 2015
    Food Bytes Presents: Connecting Hidden Talents

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    This month, we're all about forging connections through hidden talents.

    Perhaps you're launching a new service for restaurateurs and need beta testers. Maybe you're looking to bring your talents to the foodtech industry or seeking a co-founder for a revolutionary urban farming concept. Or, you simply want to get to know this growing foodtech community.

    Bring your ideas, latest projects, and hairy questions to our next community gathering that'll feature a fun event to make new connections while unearthing your hidden talents.

    Our Sponsors:
    - CrowdCompass creates mobile apps for conferences, tradeshows, meetings and events that range in size from 50 to 50,000 attendees.
    - Spork is a catering concierge service designed to deliver a quality dining experience enriched with local variety.
    - Khao San serves up Thai street food and desserts

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  • Wednesday
    Apr 1 2015
    Elixir Games PDX

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    "And the winner for Best Actor is..." -Pid Spawnington

    Well, we managed to kick things off with solid attendance, some competition that came down to the wire, and valuable lessons learned all around. Let's see if we can build some momentum as we take a dip into how Elixir handles concurrency and how we might solve problems with those tools and patterns.

    For the newcomers, the "Games" format is designed to create a bit of friendly competition and is accessible for all ranges of experience; beginners and pros alike.

    Early in this series we'll be focusing mostly on solving problems in a functional paradigm, and as the series continues over time we'll move more and more toward Elixir's differentiators; Erlang interop, hygienic macros, & OTP patterns.

    If all that read like gibberish to you, don't worry you don't have to know any of that jargon, and by the time you do everything will already make sense. Because we'll introduce ideas and concepts in a way that will help you understand those things conceptually before you ever need a weird name for them.

    Food and drink will be provided. There will also be small desk fodder prizes for the winning teams.

    Please make sure you come with a computer to work on and have Elixir pre-installed locally or in a VM and ready to go.

    http://elixir-lang.org/install.html

    If you'd like to take a look at the previous session's exercise feel free to check it out here: https://github.com/elixir-pdx/prime , some submitted solutions are available on non-master branches.

    Special thanks to Daniel Hedlund and CrowdCompass, ‘The leading mobile app provider for conferences and meetings’, for hosting us.

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  • Wednesday
    Mar 4 2015
    Elixir Games PDX

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    "Let's get functional... functional." -Olambdia Newton-John

    We'll be kicking off the first in a series of Elixir Games meetups. The "Games" format is designed to create a bit of friendly competition and is accessible for all ranges of experience; beginners and pros alike.

    Early in this series we'll be focusing mostly on solving problems in a functional paradigm, and as the series continues over time we'll move more and more toward Elixir's differentiators; Erlang interop, hygienic macros, OTP patterns.

    If all that read like gibberish to you, don't worry you don't have to know any of that jargon, and by the time you do everything will already make sense. Because we'll introduce ideas and concepts in a way that will help you understand those things conceptually before you ever need a weird name for them.

    Food and drink will be provided. There will also be small desk fodder prizes for the winning teams.

    Please make sure you come with a computer to work on and have Elixir pre-installed locally or in a VM and ready to go.

    http://elixir-lang.org/install.html

    Website
  • Thursday
    Feb 26 2015
    February Portland Area Game Development Interest Group / IGDA Meetup - New Location!

    CrowdCompass

    Hello all. Some cool news: PAGDIG has new digs! Crowd Compass is graciously hosting us in a space that has multiple large screens, projectors, and recording equipment. A big thanks to CC and to Andy Rosic for being so accommodating.

    So, Thursday at 7pm let's get together there and start brainstorming about what kinds of cool new things this space will allow us to do and host as a group. Pizza and drinks will be provided. Crowd Compass is located at 308 SW Second Ave., Suite 200. We may move on to another spot as the night goes on, and we'll post on the Facebook Group with any updates on that.

    See ya there!

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  • Wednesday
    Feb 25 2015
    JavaScript Admirers' Meeting at NEW VENUE

    The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We host presentations and discussions on everything JavaScript-related - including JavaScript frameworks, node.js, CoffeeScript, and whatever else comes up.

    On the agenda for this meeting:

    • A Fork in the Road: a look at the Node.js / Io.js split (presented by Jim Kogler)


    • What really goes on in a virtual DOM? Let's find out by writing an implementation live (presented by Jesse Hallett)


    Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

    If you're interested in making a presentation at this or at a future meet-up, please e-mail Jesse Hallett .

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