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WeWork Custom House

220 Northwest 8th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209, US (map)

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  • Tuesday
    Apr 18 2017
    Airbnb presents Workation: The Secret to Permanent Travel

    Have you ever dreamed about working full time, from all over the world? Do you work remotely from home and are looking for ways to make it better? Whether you're just starting out or are a veteran, there will something for you on this Tuesday night at the WeWork Custom House. We have two guest speakers in Adam DuVander from Zapier and Ivana McConnell from Customer.io. We'll also network over pizza and drinks before and after. Space is limited so reserve your spot!

  • Wednesday
    Apr 5 2017
    OEN Office Hours at WeWork

    WeWork Custom House

    Want to chat with an OEN staff member about how to leverage our network to help you start or scale your business? How to leverage other entrepreneurial resources in Portland and beyond?

    Stop by WeWork any time between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5 to say hi and chat with us – no appointment necessary. Just check in at the front desk and the receptionist will tell you where to go.

    Hope to see you there! If you can’t make it this time around, we hold office hours at WeWork from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month.

  • Tuesday
    Apr 4 2017
    The SaaS Product Roadmap

    WeWork Custom House

    You know the pain: there are so many features you want to build and bugs you want to fix, but there's not enough time to do it all. How should you prioritize? How can you align your product roadmap with your business goals?

    We've all wasted time and money building things that nobody wanted, and we've neglected features and UX improvements that could've made a difference. The question is, how do we know what's the optimal way to use our development hours?

    These are some of the topics we'll probably discuss:

    • Jobs to Be Done (JTBD) framework to align features with business goals

    • Scrum, Agile and Kanban frameworks to prioritize issues and manage dev teams

    • How to incorporate user feedback into our product roadmap

    • How to manage remote teams effectively

    • The Lean way of testing assumptions to avoid building things that nobody wants

    We're looking forward to sharing what I've learned from my mistakes building Billy, and learning from your experiences as well.

    Coffee, tea and draft beer will be provided. Come hang out with other SaaS founders and share your story!

  • Wednesday
    Mar 1 2017
    OEN Office Hours at WeWork

    WeWork Custom House

    Are you an Oregon entrepreneur trying to start or scale a business? Come chat with a staff member from the nonprofit Oregon Entrepreneurs Network about how to get started leveraging our network and resources. No appointment necessary.

  • Monday
    Feb 13 2017
    pdxrlang meetup: Text mining & association rule mining in R to enhance public health surveillance

    WeWork Custom House

    Speaker: Matt Laidler

    Abstract: R can be a powerful tool for the process of systematically tracking health-related outcomes (i.e. surveillance) identified from administrative data sources. Tracking health outcomes in populations often relies on coded administrative data to standardize metrics and simplify processes. This may have the effect of overlooking useful information described in free text data, but due to data volume/size, may not be practical to process outside of text mining methods. This presentation will describe a use case of text mining and association rule mining in R for tracking health outcomes.

  • Monday
    Feb 6 2017
    OEN Office Hours at WeWork

    Are you an Oregon entrepreneur looking to get connected? Come talk to an OEN staff member about how to get started leveraging our network, educational offerings, and funding options. Stop by WeWork any time between 9 and 11 a.m. on Monday, February 6 to say hi and chat with us – no appointment necessary.

  • Thursday
    Jan 26 2017
    WeWork 2017 Celebration

    Bring your friends and family to enjoy food, live music, and fun! Sponsored in Partnership with The Whiskey Wash, get excited for Whiskey and Wine tasting throughout the building.

    Custom House has also partnered with BloodWorks NW and the Oregon Food Bank to give back this season as well. Have your friends & family bring a food donation for entrance into the party, or sign up for the Blood Drive!

    RSVPs Required, check in at the front desk when you arrive.

  • Wednesday
    Jan 18 2017
    pdxrlang meetup: aggregate - meet, greet, learn, collaborate

    WeWork Custom House

    Aggregate meetup No. 8! Everyone is welcome!


    • brief intro/R project or problem: We'll go around the room, each person talk about an R project they've been working on, or a data/data-science problem, or something they want to learn, etc.

    • After going around the room, anyone can share some code they've been working on and want help with / want feedback on. Make sure to have this ready before the meeting. Discuss here https://github.com/pdxrlang/aggregate/issues/8

    • Before arriving, use the pdxrlang/aggregate GitHub repository to discuss ideas for things to work on at aggregate -https://github.com/pdxrlang/aggregate/issues

    • Do bring your computer (if you have one) in case you want to work on something.

  • Wednesday
    Dec 7 2016
    pdxrlang meetup: shiny night: tutorial and use cases

    WeWork Custom House

    Let's have a Shiny night! If you're not familiar with Shiny, check it out at http://shiny.rstudio.com - Shiny is a web application framework for R. Many people use Shiny to convey business/research/etc. findings to collaborators/bosses/etc. without needing the person to be able to code. Checkout https://shiny.rstudio.com/gallery to see some really cool examples.

    We're going to have a brief tutorial for those that haven't used Shiny, as well as some Shiny use cases to see what you can do with Shiny in the real world.


    • Winston Saunders - intro to Shiny

    • Jessica Minnier - speaking on https://kcvi.shinyapps.io/START/

    • Kinga Farkas - CUSUM Anomaly Detection App Using Shiny

    • John Smith - Rise and shine. Shiny as an everyday tool.

  • Monday
    Aug 8 2016
    pdxrlang meetup: David Robinson, broom - tidy model outputs

    WeWork Custom House

    Sign up at: https://members.wework.com/events/david-robinson-broom-tidy-model-outputs-19084 - you must sign up at the link to be able to attend.

    Speaker: David Robinson (http://varianceexplained.org/) - Data Scientist at StackOverflow

    David will talk about broom (https://github.com/dgrtwo/broom), his R package for tidying model outputs.

  • Tuesday
    Aug 2 2016
    pdxrlang meetup: aggregate - meet, greet, learn, collaborate

    WeWork Custom House

    pdxrlang Aggregate meetup No. 4! Everyone is welcome!


    • brief intro/R project or problem: We'll go around the room, each person talk about an R project they've been working on, or a data/data-science problem, or something they want to learn, etc.

    • After going around the room, anyone can share some code they've been working on and want help with / want feedback on. Make sure to have this ready before the meeting. Discuss here https://github.com/pdxrlang/aggregate/issues/8

    • Before arriving, use the pdxrlang/aggregate GitHub repository to discuss ideas for things to work on at aggregate -https://github.com/pdxrlang/aggregate/issues

    • Do bring your computer (if you have one) in case you want to work on something.

  • Thursday
    Jul 14 2016
    Women + Tech Summer Soiree

    Join the Portland Women + Tech Community for a Summer Soiree in the WeWork courtyard, sponsored by Salesforce.

    5:00 Event Starts + Networking Ice Breaker

    6:00 Panel: How Oregon Funds Innovation including panelists:

    • Monica Enand - CEO, Zapproved

    • Diane Fraiman - Partner, Voyager Capital

    • Julie Gulla - SVP, Morgan Stanley

    7:00 Open Networking

    This event is a collaboration with the following women + tech community groups and organizations:

    Girls Inc. of the PNW


    PDX Women in Tech

    Women Who Code


  • Tuesday
    Jun 7 2016
    Project Management June Happy Hour

    Project Management Community invites you meet and mingle with other People, Program and Project Managers at an informal happy hour at WeWork on June 7th from 5 - 7 pm.

    Light appetizers and beverages will be served and tours of the WeWork space will be available.

    The mission of the Project Management Community is to help professionals in the technology field gain practical experience and information on technology and methodologies by providing educational events and networking opportunities.

  • Wednesday
    Jun 1 2016
    Founder Institute -Portland Startup Co-Founder 101: How to Find the Right Partner

    WeWork Custom House

    Do you have an idea for a technology company, but don't have all of the skills necessary to bring the company into reality? Then join us for Startup Co-Founder 101 event.

    This event begins with a workshop to help aspiring founders understand what to look for in a co-founder, and effectively pitch their startup idea to prospective co-founders. Then, attendees speed-pitch their idea to other attendees, based on the type of co-founder they are looking for and industries they are interested in. Join us for a fun night where you can build the team to make your business happen!

    Who Should Attend?

    • Anyone who is starting or planning to start a technology company

    • Anyone who is interested in co-founding or joining the team of an early stage technology company

    • Anyone interesting in learning how co-founder arrangements typically work

    What is the Agenda?

    • Welcome and Socializing

    • Overview of "What to Look for in a Co-Founder"

    • Overview of "How to Effectively Pitch Your Idea" for Potential Co-Founders

    • Discussion and Drinks at a Local Bar or Restaurant

  • Wednesday
    May 25 2016
    Papers We Love

    WeWork Custom House

    What was the last paper you read and loved within the realm of computing? What did it inspire you to build or tinker with? Come share the ideas in an awesome academic/research paper with fellow engineers, programmers, and paper-readers. Lead a session and show off code that you wrote that implements these ideas or just give us the lowdown about the paper. Or, just come, listen, and discuss!

    This month's paper is "Dynamic Cicular Work-Stealing Deques" by David Chase and Yossi Lev, and will be presented by Nick Fitzgerald.

    PDF: http://neteril.org/~jeremie/Dynamic_Circular_Work_Queue.pdf

  • Wednesday
    May 18 2016
    Founder Institute - Intellectual Property and How to Protect Your Company

    WeWork Custom House

    If you are interested in understanding intellectual property, then join us for Startup Legal. Learn from a top local attorney the key things that you need to know to protect your company. What is the most appropriate type of company to start? How do you deal with cofounders, initial team members and employees? What agreements should you have in place when you start, and what pitfalls should you avoid?

  • Tuesday
    May 17 2016
    World IP Day

    WeWork Custom House

    Culture. Thanks to the digital landscape its impact is further reaching than ever. That’s why it’s very important for there to be a flexible (and easily understood) intellectual property system in place to help foster the projects of creative industries and individuals.

    Join the Technology & IP community in celebrating World IP Day! This years theme is Digital Creativity: Culture reimagined. We’ll be hosting an evening full of lightning talks and interactive demonstrations from a group of creative individuals making digital waves in the Portland community and beyond. We will be highlighting a variety of creative fields including film, video games, mobile, sportswear, product design and more!

    Our presenters will answer such questions as:

    *What’s the impact of the digital environment on creators?

    *What are some of the biggest challenges/successes they’ve experienced regarding copyright and trademark law?

    *How do IP Laws affect the creative process?

    Opening Remarks

    John Cabeca, Director of West Coast United States Patent and Trademark Office in Silicon Valley


    *Marcus Estes, CEO, Chroma,Inc.

    *Rosemary Coliver, General Counsel, Head of Legal & Business Affairs, LAIKA, LLC


    *Brenna Legaard, Shareholder, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

  • Tuesday
    May 10 2016
    pdxrlang meetup: Meet, Greet, Hack

    WeWork Custom House

    We have monthly meetups with someone(s) giving a talk(s) on some usually technical topic involving R. We also have a great set of meetings run by Audrey Julian going over Coursera R course material.

    We want to have another set of meetings where pdxrlang meetup members can meet each other, chat, hack on R projects, learn from one another, etc. Basically anything goes.

    This is our first meetup of this type. Everyone is welcome!

    Time: 615pm - 8pm

    Doors open at 6 - DON'T SHOW UP BEFORE 6 - we'll start at 615.

  • Wednesday
    May 4 2016
    Portland and The Sharing Economy!

    WeWork Custom House

    The sharing economy is changing the way people get things done, work, travel, learn, and so much more. In Portland, we’re just starting to see the fruits of these movements and how they can change communities. We invite you to join us in an evening of conversation about how Portland can utilize these emerging platforms to cultivate greater community and prosperity for it’s citizens.

    There will be appetizers, wine, and beer.


    Sarah Iannarone (candidate for mayor of Portland)

    April Rinne: Sharing Economy Advisor, Advocate, Pioneer & Investor

    John Connor and Nick Bucheleres of SkillSesh

    Jason Wilde of Spinlister

    Kat Solis of ADX

    More to be announced!

    RSVP Here: https://skillsesh5716a11466925.splashthat.com/

  • Friday
    Apr 22 2016
    Intro to Live Design: Benefits of Real-Time 3D Visualization

    WeWork Custom House

    Prepare to be immersed in a new, powerful process for group conceptualization. Join Dug Ketterman of DugOut Design Studio and guest speaker, Joshua Cohen of Fat Pencil Studio, for a presentation on Live Design in 3D Visualization. Live Design allows an individual or team to co-create and watch as a vision is brought to life in real-time via shared screen or in-person. Learn how this practice can immerse your client in the design, enhance the client experience and streamline the design communication process. DugOut Design Studio specializes in action sports event courses and event branding, while Fat Pencil Studio focuses in fields such as litigation, transportation, energy and construction.

  • Thursday
    Apr 14 2016
    Show Me the Money

    WeWork Custom House

    A lively panel providing attendees the current status of raising capital through a variety of ways.


    Eric Rosenfeld - Co-Founder & Ringleader, Oregon Angel Fund

    Eric launched the Oregon Angel Fund with Bob Ward in 2007 to combine the collective wisdom and horsepower of a select group of active, accomplished angel investors with the rigor and discipline of a venture fund. OAF has since grown to become the most active local venue for funding startups in terms of both participants and dollars invested – OAF and its 200+ investors have placed over $30M with 40 local startups that now employ over 2,000 people.

    Previously, Eric co-founded Capybara Ventures, was a principal owner of Second Story Interactive Studios, and director of corporate business development for Mentor Graphics. Eric also worked as a technology and industry analyst for SRI International and was a research fellow at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. In addition to serving on several portfolio company boards, Eric is board chair of the Catlin Gabel School, and past chair of the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation, the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network, and Angel Oregon. Eric received his MBA from The Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne, Switzerland, and degrees in Industrial Engineering and American Studies from Stanford University.

    Erik Benson - Managing Director, Voyager Capital

    Erik focuses on market-changing technologies and disruptive business models, concentrating his efforts on working with seed- and early-stage companies based in the Pacific Northwest.

    Erik currently represents Voyager on the board of directors of Act-On Software, Anova Data, Chirpify, Lighter Capital, Lytics, Rio SEO, SheerID,Shiftboard and SkyWard. Erik was previously responsible for Voyager's investments in aQuantive (acquired by Microsoft), Blue Box (acquired by IBM), Capital Stream (acquired by HCL Technologies), Covario (acquired by Dentsu Aegis), Elemental Technologies (acquired by Amazon Web Services), Geoloqi (acquired by ESRI) and Kryptiq (acquired by Surescripts).

    Prior to Voyager, Erik was a seed investor for Seattle-based WRF Capital after holding leadership roles at Mimix Inc., a pioneer in the area of motion capture and animation software. Erik started his career in New York for a predecessor bank to JPMorgan Chase, advising and financing private equity clients.

    Outside of work, Erik enjoys playing squash and flying drones. He has an MBA with honors from Harvard Business School and a BA in economics from Pacific Lutheran University.

    Jonathan Seeber - General Partner, Updata Partners

    Jon Seeber is a General Partner with the firm. He has more then ten years of experience in technology and technology investments. Previously, Jon worked for IBM Global Services Business Development, where he managed acquisition, divestiture, investment, and partnership activities for IBM’s largest business unit. From 1998 to 2002, Jon served on active duty in the US Air Force. He holds two U.S. patents in network optimization and network security.

    Jon is a graduate of Duke University and holds a M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

    Robert Wiltbank, PhD - CEO, Galois Inc.

    Rob is CEO at Galois, an R&D Services company located in Portland Oregon, focused on trusted systems; making information technology systems work as intend, only as intended. In addition, Rob runs an angel investing and startup class as Professor of Entrepreneurship at Willamette University that was selected as one of the top 10 entrepreneurship courses in the country by Inc Magazine.

    Prior to joining Galois, Dr. Wiltbank pursued academic research on angel investing returns and entrepreneurial expertise. He received the 2013 Hans Severeins Award, a national award from the United States angel investment community, for his work and service to the field of angel investing. He is co-author of two books, Effectual Entrepreneurship and The Catalyst, as well as many academic articles. The Catalyst was selected by BusinessWeek as a top 10 leadership book in the year of its release, and focuses on entrepreneurship in organizations. Effectual Entrepreneurship is currently used to teach the entrepreneurial method in nearly 150 universities around the world. Rob serves as trustee of the Angel Resource Institute, and the editorial board of Journal of Business Venturing. He completed his PhD in Strategic Management at the University of Washington, and undergraduate work in finance and accounting at Oregon State University.

    Rob has been investing in growth stage companies for the last 10 years throughout the Northwest of the United States. He’s served on the boards of two acquired companies, Veriwave and Max-Viz, and currently serves on the board of Galois Inc, TOZNY, Sailfan Research, and Formaltech.


    Eric Winquist - CEO & Co-Founder, Jama Software

    CEO Eric Winquist sets the strategic vision for Jama, a company he founded in 2007 after witnessing first-hand the common frustrations companies face in delivering complex, systems-driven products to market. With more than 20 years experience in product development and entrepreneurship, he is passionate about reinventing product delivery in the enterprise. Eric’s interest and background in the psychology of work and motivation has informed many of the innovations in Jama’s collaboration software. Eric is frequently invited to present on the topics of entrepreneurship, innovation and business-process change. - See more at: http://www.techoregon.org/events/show-me-money#sthash.nLhDBlxh.dpuf

  • Monday
    Apr 4 2016
    MaptimePDX and ORURISA April Social

    WeWork Custom House

    Get your Monday started on the good foot with our Maptime Social on Monday, April 4. We're joining up with ORURISA's Young Professionals and GIS In Action attendees for a conference happy hour(s).

    Doors open at 6:30p and light snacks, pizza, and beers provided. We'll do quick round of demos and lightning talks starting around 7pm so please contact the organizer(s) if you want a time slot!

    Maptime is a literally a time to chat about maps. Whether you're a beginner getting your bearings with GIS or building apps for the web, Maptime is for anyone and everyone curious about the latest in mapping technologies.

    Special thanks to our sponsors for helping us keep these events open and free for all:

    • WeWork - The Community of Creators

    • ORURISA's Young Professionals, ORURISA, and GIS in Action Conference

    • Mapbox - Developer tools for custom web and mobile map applications

    Hey Manny, get the conversation started!

  • Monday
    Mar 14 2016
    Small Talks: How Space Can Help Foster a Great Company Culture

    WeWork Custom House

    Company culture happens - whether you have two employees or a thousand. Engaged companies make intentional, strategic commitments to create a great company culture. Join us for a lively discussion with successful local companies on how the design of space can potentially help foster great company culture.

  • Tuesday
    Feb 23 2016
    MaptimePDX: Mapping with Tableau - CoMeetup with the Portland Tableau User Group

    We will be joining forces with the Tableau User Meetup group this month to talk about mapping in Tableau!

    Tableau is business intelligence software that allows anyone to easily connect to data, then visualize and create interactive, sharable dashboards. It's easy enough that any Excel user can learn it, but powerful enough to satisfy even the most complex analytical problems. Securely sharing your findings with others only takes seconds.

    RSVP Here

    Our presenters:

    Brittany Brannon of Slalom Consulting and PK Kase of Oregon Department of Transportation. Brit and PK will lead us in a hands-on knowledge-share of their work with Tableau mapping.

    What to bring:

    1. Laptop

    2. Free version of Tableau Public

    3. Free Mapbox Account


    6:00 – Gather and settle in

    6:10 – A few words from our groups and sponsor

    6:20 – Mapping with Tableau – hands-on so bring your laptop

    Tableau mapping 101

    Introduction to using Mapbox with Tableau

    Brief overview of using ArcGIS and Tableau

    Tableau map examples

    7:20 – Tableau Doctor

    Great opportunity to ask any questions about mapping with Tableau!

    7:40 – The best part – meet other Tableau users and map makers!

    Stick around to continue the conversations started by our presentations.

    We'll be heading to Pints Brewing (412 NW 5th Ave, Portland, OR 97209) afterwards for anyone that is interested.

    Lots to cover so RSVP and get there early!