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107 SE Washington St, Suite 700
Portland, OR 97214, United States (map)

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  • Thursday
    Mar 7 2019
    Giving Feedback - Workshop

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    Please RSVP on our Meetup page to receive the latest updates: https://www.meetup.com/AgilePDX-User-Group-Portland-Metro/events/257561551/

    Feedback is an essential part of learning. Scrum masters, coaches, managers, and each coworker likely face the need to provide feedback within their community. Many enjoy giving positive feedback, though some are uncomfortable receiving it. And, what about feedback that suggests a change? How do we deliver feedback that could be taken personally?

    Join us to learn hands-on about the art of giving, receiving, and seeking interpersonal feedback, so it becomes a constructive tool for building trust and great work relationships. Agile coach Diana Larsen is leading this workshop and sharing her years of experience in giving (and receiving) feedback.

    NOTE: this event has a limited capacity. We are able to offer this event free of charge to our community. Please be considerate and update your RSVP if your plans change!

    Agenda: 6:00 - 6:30 Meet & Greet 6:30 - 8:30 Workshop

    Facilitator Bio: Visionary pragmatist and author, Diana Larsen co-founded and collaborates in leadership of Agile Fluency™ Project. Diana co-wrote the books "Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great"; "Liftoff: Start and Sustain Successful Agile Teams"; "Five Rules for Accelerated Learning"; and the seminal “Agile Fluency Model: A Brief Guide to Success with Agile” article. Through the Agile Fluency Project’s programs for training and mentoring agile coaches and consultants, Diana shares the wisdom she’s gained in over 25 years of working with leaders, teams, and organizations.

  • Wednesday
    Jan 16 2019
    Join a Team for IDEO.org'­s 9-Week Course for Human-Centered Design

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    In January, IDEO.org and +Acumen will once again be offering their highly regarded free 9-week online course, Design Kit: Course for Human-Centered Design. As we've done often in the past, Portland Community Design Thinkers will be hosting a special meetup on Jan. 16 to help facilitate the creation of teams for all members who wish to join the course.

    Created by IDEO.org for those who are relatively new to design thinking, +Acumen's free Design Kit: Course for Human-Centered Design is probably one of the best and most immersive resources anywhere for getting up to speed on the nuts and bolts of HCD. This meetup is specifically for those interested in learning more about the course and helping to form working teams. Please note PCDT is not managing this course -- you'll be on your own for that. But we're keen to give anyone interested a leg up in getting off to the best possible start with a group of other eager local participants, and participants are welcome to use our own Slack channel for course communication and organizing, as many groups have previously done.

    Read more about the course at the below link.

    In brief, it's a nine-week online FREE curriculum that will introduce participants to the concepts of human-centered design and how this approach can be used to create innovative, effective, and sustainable solutions. During those nine weeks, you'll work online (and off) with a group of 2-6 people, learning the HCD process by applying it to one of three pre-crafted real world design challenges. (You'll also have a choice to craft your own challenge.) Each week you will explore the fundamental concepts through readings, case studies, and short videos. Then you'll meet in-person with your design team to get your hands dirty practicing the relevant human-centered design methods.

    Let's get as many teams together as we can for the next course! Read more at this link: http://www.plusacumen.org/courses/introduction-human-centered-design

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  • Tuesday
    Oct 17 2017
    PHPDX - Procedural Code to Testable Code

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    Join us for food, learning and a great time to network with the fabulous PHP Community!

    Kurtis Holsapple presents Procedural Code to Testable Code

    During this talk we'll look at how we can transform existing PHP code to cover it with a few unit tests. If you've never written a test, or want to see how we can cover a legacy code base with a brand new test suite, we'll be doing it live! We'll start with a basic contact form and build out a brand new testing setup based on PHP Unit and Composer, and when we're done we'll try to build out additional functionality all covered by unit tests.

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  • Tuesday
    Jun 6 2017
    Who Gives A Brand? Lunch & Learn

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    Come check out this free talk designed to introduce you to branding and give you some tools you can put to use immediately! Complimentary pizza and beverages provided too!

    Are you interested in increasing the ROI of your marketing efforts? Understanding your brand and communicating it effectively is a key contributor in growing sales! Join Senior Marketing Strategist, Alicia Nagel, in this talk to discover how becoming more aware of your company’s brand can help you build strong relationships with customers. Attendees will leave with tactics to gain a better understanding of their users, brand personality, brand “touchpoints”, and how using brand strategy can increase the effectiveness of marketing efforts. Presentation will be followed by a brief Q&A.

    Event on GRAYBOX Website: http://www.grayboxpdx.com/events/all/who-gives-a-brand

    RSVP Link on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/who-gives-a-brand-lunch-learn-tickets-34577866329

    ABOUT GRAYBOX GRAYBOX is a digital consulting firm that helps you solve technical challenges, reach your audience and optimize your operations with elegance, utility and expertise. We're your partners to success in a digital-first world — we help you captivate your customers online with measurable results.

    ABOUT ALICIA NAGEL Alicia has almost 10 years experience in creative leadership and brand strategy, with a background in design and advertising. Prior to working at GRAYBOX, she ran a branding and design consultancy where she worked with executive-level staff in marketing and web development agencies and directly with clients to produce brand strategy, lead creative teams, and produce cross-channel marketing campaigns.

    Alicia has extensive experience using research to inspire and guide content and design across multidisciplinary creative teams. She is experienced at conducting and applying a variety of primary and secondary research methods to inform integrated creative campaigns including focus groups, field observation, brainstorming sessions, market research, and online activity observation. These insights then get developed into personas for target audience segments to help teams and clients envision who they’re speaking to.

    Alicia enjoys giving back to the community by taking on pro bono work for nonprofits and leading branding workshops to help the entrepreneurial community. She has been asked to speak by organizations such as USC, Etsy, Anvil Media, and PSU. Nonprofit work has included content writing for AIGA, as well as brand strategy and design for several nonprofits such as Portland City Club, Fashion Collective Portland, and June Key Delta Community Center in North Portland.

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  • Wednesday
    May 17 2017
    Jr Dev Meetup

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    Join us at our monthly meetup for junior developers! We alternate monthly between Happy Hours and Speakers (hosted at Graybox). For more details about upcoming and past gatherings, check out http://www.meetup.com/Portland-JR-DEVELOPER-Meetup/.

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  • Wednesday
    Apr 19 2017
    Jr Dev Meetup - Panel: How to Succeed in a New Job as a Jr Developer

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    Hear speakers discuss topics, such as:

    • what to expect the first days/weeks on the job

    • what to do when you have no clue (when/how to ask questions)

    • how to best contribute when you're still learning

    • figuring out how to best fit in with your team

    • tips for growing your career in your first year or two

    • and more...

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  • Wednesday
    Sep 21 2016
    Jr Dev Meetup

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    Join us at our monthly meetup for junior developers! We alternate monthly between Happy Hours and Speakers. For more details about upcoming and past gatherings, check out http://www.meetup.com/Portland-JR-DEVELOPER-Meetup/.

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