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Crowd Compass

308 SW Second Ave., Suite 200, Portland, OR
Portland, OR 97204, us (map)

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  • Thursday
    Jun 15 2017
    React Native Portland Presents

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    Please join us for React Native Portland meetup and presentation nite.

    We will have Jamon Holmgren, Founder and COO of Infinite Red ( https://infinite.red/ ) giving a talk about the versatile and powerful CLI tool they have built for React Native - Ignite CLI https://github.com/infinitered/ignite/blob/master/README.md

    According to Jamon, "we love React Native at Infinite Red and we are using it to build real Mobile apps for our clients"

    Ignite CLI is a great tool for beginners as well as experts in React Native.

    If you are just curious to get started on RN, or you are developing in iOS or Android and want to explore the 'other platform', or have been using RN but just want to expand your knowledge, his talk should have something for everyone.

    Infinite Red is also hosting a dedicated conference on React Native, Chain React, right here in Portland July 10th and 11th.

    Please join us for the RN Meetup on June 15th, 6pm at CrowdCompass.

    There will be free Pizza and Beer!

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  • Wednesday
    Jun 7 2017
    CodeBytes: Hangman

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    In this weeks code challenge we will be building the classic game of Hangman.

    Building this game will consist of a few parts.
    - We will need to select a word for the user to guess at. - We will need to take user input(guesses) and determine if the guess is correct. - We will need to to have a win/lose condition.

    Stretch goals: - Use an API to provide a random word - Turn it into a web app

    If it's been a while, here is a refresher on the rules of hangman: http://www.wikihow.com/Play-Hangman

    This challenge is great for all skill levels and be completed as simplistically or complexly as you feel comfortable with. We will have mentors for Ruby, Python, Node, and JS. All languages are welcome, what we don't know we can learn together.


    As mentioned in the last meetup, we are asking for voluntary meetup dues to help cover costs. The suggested donation is $3 per meetup or $25 for the rest of the year.

    This is voluntary, and is not intended to stop anyone from coming to the meetup. If you would like to help us out use the "Chip in" button on the left sidebar. All meetup dues go directly to paying for the meetup.com subscription, food, and space costs.

    If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to reach out to Sam or Alison.


    Code of Conduct

    Codebytes is dedicated to providing a safe and welcoming environment for everybody to grow and learn in a collaborative setting. Treat each other with respect and graciousness. We believe that diverse thinking leads to better answers. We eagerly welcome all people regardless of an individual's race, color, religion, veteran status, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy status, sex, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, mental or physical ability, medical condition, personal appearance, sexual orientation or any other characteristics protected by law.

    By attending Codebytes you are agreeing to the following:

    • You will not engage in harassing or discriminatory behavior.
    • You will credit everyone who helped create the code you worked on.
    • You will be respectful of people at all skill levels and learning styles.

    If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to Sam or Alison.

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  • Thursday
    Oct 6 2016
    Stumptown Syndicate presents: Sparkle Pony Hacker Lounge

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    Every year, Open Source Bridge hosts a Hacker Lounge where folks come to chat, collaborate, and make things. This fall, Stumptown Syndicate (the nonprofit parent organization behind Bridge) is bringing the Hacker Lounge to the public, with DIY button-making, Legos, a 3D printer, and more!

    RSVP


    This event is part of Resolution Fest 2016.

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  • Tuesday
    Oct 4 2016
    Stumptown Syndicate presents: It's Documentary

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    The Stumptown Syndicate is showcasing two local films. Chris Higgins will present a 20-min rough cut of Access, a documentary that examines the accessibility of websites and apps today, and host a Q&A following. Our main feature is award-winning 2015 documentary Arresting Power: Resisting Police Violence in Portland, from Jodi Darby, Julie Perini, and Erin Yanke, a film about about the history of conflict between the Portland police and community members throughout the past fifty years (84min).

    Snack-wise, we'll have popcorn, soda, and water on hand!

    RSVP and join us


    This event is part of Resolution Fest.

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  • Thursday
    Jul 28 2016
    ElmLang: Elm Intro and Experiences

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    We'll start off with an beginners intro to Elm in the first half of the meeting and move on to experience reports in the second half.

    If you'd like to lead the intro discussion or if you'd like to share your experiences (lighting talk, etc) please let me know. We really need people to step up and share what they know.

    Thanks for your support as we get the group going on a regular basis.

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  • Tuesday
    Jun 7 2016
    Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting - PLEASE NOTE [temporary] CHANGE IN VENUE

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    We'll have pizza & beer starting at 6pm, so stop by early if you want to have dinner and socialize before the presentations.

    This upcoming meeting is going to be awesome. Terian Koscik will be facilitating her workshop from RailsConf 2016. Check out the instructions presented in web comic form!

    PRESENTATIONS at 7pm

    Collaborate on a Surrealist Rails App by Terian Koscik

    Surrealism is an artistic practice in which mundane but dissimilar ideas are juxtaposed to create surprising or nonsensical ideas. This has interesting results when applied to startup culture. In this workshop, rather than finding a market niche which can be exploited for fame, revenue, or power, we will be using our skills as Rails developers to create products with no practical use whatsoever. We will use a variation of the surrealist game Exquisite Corpse to create collaborative Rails apps, then present them to one another in a mockery of venture capitalism.

    After presentations we'll have more socializing time.

    Thanks to CrowdCompass for providing the venue this month!

    ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade, also known as pdxruby and pdx.rb, is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon area. The group welcomes all programmers interested in the language and its implementations, tools, libraries and frameworks, such as Ruby on Rails. The group has been meeting since August 2002 for presentations, demos and discussions. Every month 35-75 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for Ruby. If you'd like to present or have a topic you'd like discussed, please post to the mailing list. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday" -- see you there!

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  • Thursday
    Jan 28 2016
    January Portland Area Game Developer Interest Group (PAGDIG/IGDA) Meetup

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    Hey PAGDIG fans!

    Our Monthly meet up is resuming soon. Please join us on January 28th at 7:00pm at Crowd Compass. Bring your brains, opinions, games and indulge in some pizza and beer with us while we chat about our projects and the game industry.

    Happy New Year!

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  • Wednesday
    Jan 20 2016
    PDX Emacs Hacker Night: org-mode Tutorial and Workshop

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    • Our main talk will be an Introductory Tutorial and Workshop on org-mode ... If you have ever wanted to learn how Emacs changes lives, this is the workshop to attend.

    • 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. We'll retire to Kell's at 8:00 to continue the conversation, and start helping each other out with Emacs issues or features.

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  • Wednesday
    Oct 21 2015
    PDX Emacs Hangout

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    Our first Emacs Hangout will have the following agenda:

    Main Talk. Overview of Magit, a Git Porcelain for Emacs presented by Will Clifford and Howard Abrams. This will be around 15 minutes, so it won't answer all your questions, but should get you started.


    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. We'll have a white board where you can write down issues you want to resolve or projects you are working on, and others will come and work with you to solve them.

    We may tweak this format in the future, but this is our plan. We'll publish notes about this meeting at our Github repository.

    Couple of notes about this meeting:


    1. Enter on SW 2nd.  Arrive by Max? Walk around the building.

    2. Doors lock at 7, so people arriving after 7 will need to call the note on the door to let them in.
    3. We will finish office hours at 8, and then continue at a local pub.

    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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  • Thursday
    Sep 24 2015
    September Portland Area Game Developers Interest Group/IGDA Meeting

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    PAGDIG/IGDA will be having our monthly meeting at Crowd Compass on Thursday the 24th at 7pm.

    Bring games you’re working on, your brains, your personalities, and your enthusiasm for all things video games. We’ll just be having our usual casual meeting with beer and pizza. Feel free to show us your projects, ask for feedback, advice or whatever else you need.

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  • Thursday
    Aug 27 2015
    August Portland Area Game Developers Interest Group/IGDA Meeting

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    PAGDIG/IGDA will be having our monthly meeting at Crowd Compass on Thursday the 27th at 7pm. This month we’re mixing it up with a PAGDIG Work Night, which means bring a game, design, art, whatever you’re working on and hang out with us and show us what you got if you’d like to.

    As per usual pizza and beer will be provided. See you then!

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  • Tuesday
    Jun 9 2015
    PDXbyte users group (C/C++/Assembly)

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    Ian Dees: Preventing Memory Leaks With Smart Pointers

    David Turnbull: Introduction to Operating Systems for Embedded Systems (and the Internet of Things).

    The meeting host for June is Crowd Compass The leading mobile app provider for conferences and meetings.

    Talk begins at 7, get there early for socializing.

    Join our mailing list! https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/pdxbyte

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  • Wednesday
    May 13 2015
    EmberJS May 2015 Meetup

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    We're mixing things up again this month :) The next Meetup will be hosted at the new CrowdCompass' office!

    Registration will open at 12noon PST on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 and you DO need to RSVP to attend this event.

    Schedule 6:30pm - 7:00pm: Check-In, Networking and Food
    7:00pm - 7:15pm: Responsive Templates, by Rocky Neurock 7:15pm - 7:25pm: Break 7:25pm - 7:55pm: Coding More Effectively Through Conventions, by Evan Rowe
    7:55pm - 8:15pm: Wrap-ups, Networking


    Program

    Responsive Templates, by Rocky Neurock

    One tool in the Responsive Design belt involves making decisions, at the template level, for different devices/media. Ember makes it extremely easy to do this in Handlebars. Rocky will show some simple examples.

    Coding More Effectively Through Conventions, by Evan Rowe

    Terms like "convention over configuration" and "coding standards" are thrown around often in the development world, but not much time is dedicated to discussing why these things matter, and how they can be useful. We'll take a look at the importance of these principles, and how you can put them to work to improve the quality and efficiency of your (and your team's) code.


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  • Tuesday
    May 12 2015
    PDXBYTE - Ricochet Robot! Do AI In C

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    Ricochet Robot! Do AI In C

    Alex Randolph's wonderful game Ricochet Robot (Rasende Roboter) depends on a player's ability to quickly find a path through a large maze. In this talk, I describe the game, and then describe my solution to the game (the first solution I am aware of): a table that allows instant lookup of the solution to any given game position. The table is almost 1 TB uncompressed, and required around 30 CPU-days to generate.

    This application is a good demonstration of why and how much AI is still done in C. I will show some techniques for clean yet highly efficient coding, demonstrate some infrastructure building and use, and discuss tradeoffs between memory use, speed optimization and easily verifiable correctness.


    Bart Massey is a 15th year Assoc. Prof. of Computer Science at Portland State University. Bart has a CS PhD from University of Oregon's Computational Intelligence Research Lab. He has been programming in C for more than 30 years, and is a regular contributor to the open source community.

    The meeting host for May is Crowd Compass The leading mobile app provider for conferences and meetings.

    Talk begins at 7, get there early for socializing.

    Join our mailing list! https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/pdxbyte

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  • Thursday
    Apr 30 2015
    April Portland Area Game Developers Interest Group/IGDA Meeting

    Crowd Compass

    PAGDIG/IGDA will be having a meetup on Thursday 4/30 6:30pm at our monthly meeting space at Crowd Compass. Stop by and have some pizza and beverages and talk games with your local game development community. All are welcome. There are also monitors to plug into to show things you’d like to share with the group.

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  • Sunday
    Mar 29 2015
    Arduino Soft Circuits Workshop

    Join us for this hands-on workshop sponsored by Crowd Compass, which combines art and open hardware to create “soft circuits”. We’ll use microcontrollers, LEDs, sensors, conductive thread and art supplies to create a project that will teach you the basics of circuits and programming. And you can take it home too!


    When: Sunday, March 28, 2015 from 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Cost for this event is $79 which covers the cost of all the hardware.

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  • Thursday
    Mar 26 2015
    March Portland Area Game Developers Interest Group/IGDA Meeting

    Crowd Compass

    PAGDIG/IGDA will be having a Hack + Create hangout night on Thursday 3/26 6:45pm at our monthly meetup space at Crowd Compass. If you're working on something, whether it be programming, art, audio, or design related, bring it with you. Stuck on something? Both pros and beginners alike will be around to bounce ideas off of each other (and even to playtest). Don't have anything to bring? Just bring yourself and come hang out anyway for some good conversation. Food and drink will be provided as well.

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