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CrowdCompass

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

Access Notes

Use entrance on SW 2nd Ave and take the elevators on the right side to the second floor.

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Past events that happened here

  • Tuesday
    Aug 15 2017
    Portland Accessibility and User Experience Meetup (PDXAUX) - Plain Language & Accessibility with Whitney & Katney

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    Plain Language is important for content creators, but it applies to UXers and developers, as well. At first glance, Plain Language is about making content more accessible to people with traumatic brain injury, cognitive impairments, dyslexia, etc. But Plain Language is about more than reaching people with medical disabilities. 

    Plain Language is about getting your message through to people who aren’t good readers, people who need glasses but don’t have them for a variety of reasons, rushed readers who are skimming content on their mobile phones, etc. Committing to Plain Language means you are writing so that everybody has a fighting chance! 

    Tonight we are joined remotely by national speaker, Whitney Quesenbery, and in person with Portland expert, Katney Bair, as they share their expertise. Join us and learn techniques for how to clarify your writing! 

    Lineup/Agenda: 

    • 6:00 gather/networking

    • 6:30 presentation begins

    • Katney will start us off by looking at what is Plain Language, exploring the business side and the numbers.

    • Whitney will share her experience including usability testing with Plain Language. 

    • 8:00 presentations wrap-up, time for Q&A and conversation

    • 8-8:30 closing/networking

    Katney Bair

    Katney is the principal consultant at Pretty Plain, a communications company specializing in public information. Pretty Plain's communication services combine copywriting, graphic design and project management. Clients include government agencies, medical centers, health insurance companies, small businesses, public schools, universities and non-profit organizations. Katney’s deep experience in all areas of marketing and communications, along with her Plain Writing expertise, help her craft clear messaging that effectively reaches different groups across different platforms. 

    Whitney Quesenbery

    Whitney has written three books - A Web for Everyone, Storytelling for User Experience, and Global UX - to help practitioners keep users in mind throughout the creative process.  Whitney’s work in Plain Language started with the guide to the first LaserJet 4 and has continued through projects at organizations like the National Cancer Institute and The Open University in the UK. Now, most of her work aims to help voters understand how to participate in democracy from options for voting to making decisions about ballot choices. Maybe the right to understand is a civil right!


    CrowdCompass is our event host, review their accessibility information and let us know if you have questions! 

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  • Wednesday
    Jun 14 2017
    RubyMotionPDX - Using CloudKit in a Simple iOS App

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    Join us this month for a presentation by Andy Stechishin on using CloudKit in a simple iOS app. In his presentation, he will demonstrate the steps to integrate CloudKit persistence into a small iOS app that does car milage tracking.

    Come join us and learn how to build iOS, Android, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV apps using RubyMotion.

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  • Wednesday
    May 10 2017
    MotionPDX - Building Watch Apps with RubyMotion

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    This month we will discuss building Apple Watch apps with RubyMotion.

    Come join us and learn how to build iOS, Android, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV apps using RubyMotion.

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  • Wednesday
    Apr 12 2017
    MotionPDX - RubyMotion and Image Recognition

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    This month, Eli Duke will present his work using RubyMotion and image recognition libraries to build an app for counting dominos.

    About MotionPDX:
    We're a group of RubyMotion developers sharing our knowledge with others. Come join us and learn how to build iOS, Android, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV apps using RubyMotion.

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  • Tuesday
    Apr 11 2017
    Data Privacy PDX - Data Privacy - Is It Law? w/ Darin Sands

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    Everyone knows that intrusion of privacy is a problem, but how much do you know about whether it is legal?  The question of privacy in US law is complicated, but luckily, we will be having Darin Sands of Lane Powell coming to help us all learn the basics.  Darin specializes in data privacy, so bring you're questions about the law on data breaches or online privacy requirements.

    Snacks will be provided.

    Speaker Bio: Darin Sands is a lawyer with Lane Powell whose practice includes a focus on data security and privacy. Darin represents clients on matters including data breach and privacy litigation.  He currently represents numerous companies in ongoing data breach litigation and data breach response preparation efforts. He also frequently counsels clients on privacy-related legal challenges.  Darin graduated from Harvard Law in 2004, and he has his Yellow Belt in Legal Lean Sigma and Project Management.  He is the Co-chair of the Firm’s Privacy and Data Security Practice Group, and he splits his time between Lane Powell’s Portland and Seattle offices.


    Location: CrowdCompass has graciously offered to host this meetup!  (Thanks to our member Joseph for arranging that!)  They are located at 308 Southwest 2nd Avenue, Suite 200, Portland, OR.

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  • Wednesday
    Mar 8 2017
    MotionPDX - RubyMotion PDX Monthly Meetup

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    Come join us and learn how to build iOS, Android, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV apps using RubyMotion.

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  • Wednesday
    Feb 8 2017
    Building mobile and desktop apps - RubyMotion PDX

    CrowdCompass

    Come join us and learn how to build iOS, Android, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV apps using RubyMotion.

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