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Vacasa

926 NW 13th Street
Portland, OR 97209, USA (map)

Future events happening here

  • Thursday
    Aug 24 2017
    ProductTank PDX

    Vacasa

    For our next meeting on August 24th, we'll have two amazing speakers. Rian Van Der Merwe, Product Manager at Wildbit, and Susannah Axelrod, VP of Product at Skyward. Their talks will help you up your game as a PM and give you tools to move ahead. See you there!

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Past events that happened here

  • Thursday
    Aug 10 2017
    PDXNode

    Vacasa

    Full details: https://www.meetup.com/pdxnode/events/241731900/

    Our incredible speakers for PDXNode August edition are Suz Hinton (@noopkat), and Bret Comnes (@uhhyeahbret)!

    Suz will talk about machine learning in Node, and Bret will be share about the amazing choojs frontend framework & choo6 release! (choo.io)

  • Thursday
    May 18 2017
    The Neurophysiology of Reward Processing and Motivation

    Vacasa

    Wonder why we do what we do (or why OTHER people do what they do)? Andy from the Brain Science Seminar will be presenting about how motivation works in the brain.

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  • Thursday
    Apr 20 2017
    Neurogeeks: Inside the Autistic Mind

    Vacasa

    For our April meetup, speaker Lily Pacheko, the coordinator of SPARK at OHSU, a landmark autism research project across 21 clinical sites, will present a brief history of autism, autism research, and talk about the SPARK study.

    SPARK stands for 'Simons Foundation Powering Autism Research for Knowledge,' and the mission is simple: to speed up research and advance our understanding of autism to help improve lives.

    Autism, or autism spectrum disorder, refers to a range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication, as well as by unique strengths and differences. (read more).

    Understanding autism gives us a greater understanding of the brain and how epigenetic factors like hormones in the womb affect our brains' development.

    Lily Pacheco, MA. is the SPARK study coordinator at OHSU. For the past few years Lily has worked in diverse communities to recruit and collect data for numerous research studies. If you are interested in volunteering with SPARK through OHSU, contact Lily at (503) 949-6478 or email her at [email protected] to ask about volunteer opportunities.

    Join and RSVP here: https://www.meetup.com/NeuroGeeks-Neuroscience-Meetup-Group/events/238447403/

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  • Thursday
    Mar 16 2017
    Neurogeeks: How to be smarter: looking at "brain enhancing techniques"

    Vacasa

    Neurogeeks is a (now monthly!) meetup for people interested in neuroscience, cognitive psychology, technology and the mind. Our meetups address a range of related topics at a "TEDTalk" or Nova level of complexity. Our goal is to build a community of people interested in the brain in Portland.

    This month, we'll be discussing various ways scientists and "life-hackers" are trying to enhance brain function and essentially make people "smarter." Lots of interesting avenues of discussion!

    For more information, join the meetup and RSVP.

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  • Wednesday
    Feb 15 2017
    Say Something: How to Submit Talks to Conferences

    Vacasa

    Interested in giving a talk or presenting at a conference, but not sure where to begin? Or maybe you know what you want to do, but you're nervous about something (and you're not quite sure what!) Giving talks and speaking in general can be nervewracking - but it doesn't have to be!

    Join us on Feb. 15th for an evening of fun, functionality, and friendship! We're going to help you get ready to create an idea, submit a proposal to a conference CFP, and prep for your talk! This workshop is designed to help you prepare for ACT-W (Advancing the Careers of Technical Women) and the CFP that is due March 1st, but you can come even if you aren't interested in submitting a talk to ACT-W. We'll discuss the ins and outs of CFPs, how to prepare, how to pitch yourself, and how to avoid self-doubt.

    We look forward to meeting you!

    This workshop is taught by Laura Davis of Clarity Innovations and Kristen Gallagher of Edify. Both Laura and Kristen are organizers of ACT-W 2017.

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  • Thursday
    Feb 9 2017
    PDX Node

    Vacasa

    Presentations start at 6:30pm. We welcome open dialogue during the presentations. We're all here to learn!

    Come a little early to say hi. We'll also be hanging out at 6:15pm to help any newcomers needing help to getting started by installing node and npm.

    It will be a nice variety of topics and level of talks. If anyone is interested, we could also take discussions to post-talk drinks nearby. Maybe even hack a little.

    New coders and new friends welcome! Say hi, make noise, and ask questions.

    Location note:

    Look for the friends standing by the door to let you in! If you arrive past 6:35pm, be patient! Or tweet @pdxnode. We'll come get you shortly.

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  • Wednesday
    Feb 8 2017
    Hack the Dot: PDX Startup Week

    Vacasa

    A Hack the Dot is a two-hour hackathon where coding school students, junior developers, experienced developers, marketers, designers and curious web people come together to build ideas around a domain name. Our events are meant to be a quick and fun way to build a humorous (and functional) product quickly while meeting people in your tech/startup community.

    There will be pizza. And beer.

    What to Bring / How to Prepare: • Bring your laptop (fully charged). Bring your charger just in case. • Install the Atom text editor. Go here: https://atom.io/ • Setup a github.com account

    How does it work? Step 1: Attendees are broken up into random teams and assigned spirit animals to guide their efforts. Step 2: The teams are provided with the same undisclosed domain name by Name.com, arbitrary and often hilarious. Step 3: Teams have just two hours to come up with a functioning site inspired by that domain. The team builds the most creative and fun idea for the domain wins.

    Participants will be judged on four criteria: (1) functionality, (2) design, (3) humor, and (4) creative domain name interpretation.

    What do you get at the event? FOOD! SWAG! FRIENDS!

    How much does it cost? It’s FREE!

    Questions? Send them to HacktheDot at name.com.

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  • Monday
    Feb 6 2017
    Innovate and Advocate: A Portland Startup Week Summit

    Vacasa

    Are you building a business, a brand, or movement? Do you believe in making the world a better place, starting here in Portland? If so, please join us February 6 at Vacasa!

    Innovate and Advocate is a full-day summit that brings together community leaders, local business success stories, and startup founders to talk, learn, and act on making the world both a more interesting and a better place. Join us!

    You'll hear from 9+ amazing (local!) speakers, including Stephen Green, Beth Duckles, Ciara Pressler, Susan Shephard and may more! Topics covered during Innovate and Advocate will focus on laying a sustainable, ethical foundation for your business, growing your business well, and using tools to engage your customers.

    Innovate and Advocate is for you if:

    You're thinking about starting a business or startup You've launched your business and are figuring out how to grow You've already reached success but want to "do more" and engage your community You're an investor or advisor to startups

    Tickets are free, but there are only 60! If you are an underrepresented person in tech or startups (POC, Trans, LGBTQ, veteran, woman, disabled, or other), please use code "inviteonly" - we have intentionally reserved 30 tickets to ensure that Innovate and Advocate is a diverse environment. We are developing our code of conduct, but are using Stumptown Syndicate as our model.

    Agenda for the Day:

    9-9:30am: Registration and Networking 9:30-10am: Opening Keynote and Special Guests 10-11:00am: Ciara Pressler, Katrina Scotto di Carlo, Marcelino Alvarez 11-11:20am: Break 11:20-11:30am: Pitch Picking (Organizers will randomly choose 5 companies to pitch on stage!) 11:30-12pm: Keynote 12-1pm: Lunch (provided) 1:15-2:00pm: Pitch @ innovate and Advocate (Hear 5 on-the-spot pitches from entrepreneurs in the audience - it might be you!) 2:00-3:00pm: Beth Duckles, Stephen Green, Susan Shephard 3:00-3:15pm: Break 3:15-4:15pm: Vacasa Leader, Jessica Outlaw, Amelia Abreu 4:15-4:30pm: Break 4:30-5:00pm: Closing Keynote Stick around for a hosted happy hour and panel with Xxelerate Fund and Mara Zepeda, Robin Klemm, Genevieve LeMarchal, Paige Hendrix-Buckner, and others!

    Innovate and Advocate is sponsored in part by these fine companies and organizations:

    Vacasa

    The team at Vacasa has made it our top priority to make the world of vacation rentals a simple, stress-free experience for both owners and guests. Vacasa offers professional rental management for more than 5,100 vacation homes in some of the most desirable vacation destinations in the U.S., as well as Central and South America. From laid-back beach cottages along the Oregon Coast to luxury ski chalets in Vail to tropical getaways in Belize, Vacasa offers just the right retreat for any guest. Vacasa is also committed to giving back to the local communities where we manage vacation homes. Our community efforts range from providing academic scholarships for local students to sponsoring special events, and we're always looking for new ways to support the wonderful people and places that make our success possible.

    Portland Development Commission

    Created by Portland voters in 1958, the Portland Development Commission has been a driving force in Portland’s reputation for vibrancy and livability. As Portland’s urban renewal and economic development agency, PDC focuses on investing in the job creation, innovation and economic opportunity that will transform Portland into one of the world’s most desirable and equitable cities. The PDC is headed by an executive director, who reports to a five-member board of commissioners, local citizens appointed by the mayor and approved by Portland City Council. The structure allows PDC to exercise independence in program implementation and resource allocation.

    Stumptown Syndicate

    The mission of Stumptown Syndicate is to create positive social change by supporting resilient, inclusive tech and maker communities. We envision a Pacific Northwest that is home to many vibrant, diverse, accessible and inclusive tech communities of caring, actively engaged people. We aspire to serve these communities by facilitating the sharing of resources, knowledge, and experience. We aspire to build trust and a reputation for excellence among the communities we serve as well as the patrons who support us.

    Pregame HQ

    Pregame is the space to create your strategy with the support of a winning team. Our content centers on real-world success: how we define it, who’s doing it, and how it’s done. We are dedicated to sharing the principles, information, and resources that empower authentic success. Our members are professionals from all industries and backgrounds, sharing our insight from experience. We explore, evaluate, celebrate, encourage. We focus on the journey rather than the destination. We believe everyone is elevated when we’re maximizing our potential in life, work, and our community. This is where we clarify our why, what, when, who, and how.

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  • Friday
    Nov 11 2016
    Portland Startup Weekend
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    Vacasa

    The Portland Startup Weekend brings together people with different skill sets (such as developer, designers, and business people) to experience an intense weekend of building a new business. Why should you attend?

    • Build your network
    • Co-founder dating
    • Learn a new skill
    • Get face time with thought leaders
    • Join a global community
    • Actually launch a business!

    Details for next Portland Startup Weekend (Check schedule below for details):

    Date: November 11th-13th Time: Friday: 5:30 -10pm, Saturday: 8am - 10pm, Sunday 8am - 9pm

    Bootcamp Information (Optional)

    There will also be a pre-weekend bootcamp available for those who want to get up to speed and learn about how to best utilize the weekend. We'll go over pitching, customer validation, and executing a startup.

    This event will be held at Vacasa the week before Startup Weekend. It will take place Saturday November 5th, 9am - 1pm. If you purchase a bootcamp ticket, you can use promo code BOOTCAMP to save $25 off the Startup Weekend ticket.

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  • Saturday
    Nov 5 2016
    Portland Startup Weekend Bootcamp

    Vacasa

    This is a pre-Startup Weekend bootcamp available for those who want to get up to speed and learn about how to best utilize the weekend. We'll go over pitching, customer validation, and executing a startup.

    This event will be held at Vacasa the week before Startup Weekend. It will take place Saturday November 5th, 9am - 1pm.

    Tickets are required. If you purchase a bootcamp ticket, you can use promo code BOOTCAMP to save $25 off the Startup Weekend ticket.

    For information about Portland Startup Weekend, go to www.pdxsw.org

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  • Monday
    Oct 17 2016
    NewTech PDX - October

    Vacasa

    Join us for NewTech PDX on the 3rd Monday of every month. Portland has one of the most vibrant tech communities in the country, and the more we support our tech ecosystem, the more we'll all experience and create together!

    Join us to learn about the cool and amazing technologies being developed by Portland companies. Event volunteers are welcome! Let us know if you'd like to volunteer.

    Entry to the meetup is $10 online, or $20 at the door.

    Agenda
    5:00pm - Doors Open / Buffet / Drinks / Get to know your community
    6:30pm - Event Begins!

    • Community Announcements: Events, Jobs, etc. (20 seconds/ea)

    • Pres. #1: Melissa Wilmot of WedBrilliant.com

    • Pres. #2: Darren Buckner of WorkFrom
    • Pres. #3: Cylance
    • Pres. #4: Mac Brown of moovel

    8:00pm - After-Party at the BridgePort Brew Pub (1313 NW Marshall Street)

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  • Monday
    Sep 19 2016
    NewTech PDX - Developer Tech

    Vacasa

    Join us for NewTech PDX on the 3rd Monday of every month. Portland has one of the most vibrant tech communities in the country, and the more we support our tech ecosystem, the more we'll all experience and create together!

    Join us to learn about the cool and amazing technologies being developed by Portland companies. Event volunteers are welcome! Let us know if you'd like to volunteer.

    Entry to the meetup is $10 online, or $20 at the door. GET TICKETS

    Agenda
    5:00pm - Doors Open / Buffet / Drinks / Get to know your community
    6:30pm - Event Begins!

    • Community Announcements: Events, Jobs, etc. (20 seconds/ea)

    • Pres. #1: Jake Rahner of Marquam Group

    • Pres. #2: Ryan Comingdeer of Five Talent
    • Pres. #3: Scott Harvey of Atmosera
    • Pres. #4: Michael Gray of Moovel
    • Pres. #5: Colby Aley of Reflect

    8:00pm - After-Party at OnDeck (across 13th Street)

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  • Monday
    Aug 15 2016
    NewTech PDX - VR & Gaming Tech

    Vacasa

    Join us for NewTech PDX on the 3rd Monday of every month. Portland has one of the most vibrant tech communities in the country, and the more we support our tech ecosystem, the more we'll all experience and create together!

    Join us to learn about the cool and amazing technologies being developed by Portland companies. Event volunteers are welcome! Let us know if you'd like to volunteer.

    Entry to the meetup is $10 online, or $20 at the door.

    Agenda
    5:00pm - Doors Open / Buffet / Drinks / Get to know your community
    6:30pm - Event Begins!

    • Community Announcements: Events, Jobs, etc. (20 seconds/ea)

    • Pres. #1: Peter Lund of SuperGenius with HoloLens

    • Pres. #2: John McCoy with Wave 3D
    • Pres. #3: Zack Krausnick with Bearded Eye
    • Pres. #4: Kevin Watters & Fernando Ramallo with Impossible Sculptor
    • Pres. #5: Corey Warning of Rose City Games with Headmaster

    8:00pm - After-Party at On Deck (across 13th from Vacasa)

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  • Monday
    Jul 18 2016
    NewTech PDX

    Vacasa

    Join us for NewTech PDX on the 3rd Monday of every month. Portland has one of the most vibrant tech communities in the country, and the more we support our tech ecosystem, the more we'll all experience and create together!

    Join us to learn about the cool and amazing technologies being developed by Portland companies. Event volunteers are welcome! Let us know if you'd like to volunteer.

    Entry to the meetup is $10 online, or $20 at the door.

    Agenda
    5:00pm - Doors Open / Buffet / Drinks / Get to know your community
    6:30pm - Event Begins!

    • Community Announcements: Events, Jobs, etc. (20 seconds/ea)

    Pres. #1: RFPIO presented by Ganesh Shankar - Intelligently Simplifying your RFP Processes.
    Pres. #2: Kanvz presented by Ekambaram Balaji - Build a Compelling Presence on the Web
    Pres. #3: Scout For presented by Stephen Ajayi - Matchmaking Game for Job Hunters
    Pres. #4: ImpactFlow presented by Jeff Bedford - Sell More Tickets to Your Events
    Pres. #5: Vacasa presented by Eric Breon - Vacation Rentals Made Easy

    8:00pm - After-Party at the BridgePort Brew Pub (1313 NW Marshall Street)

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