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US Custom House / WeWork

220 NW 8th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209, us (map)

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Past events that happened here

  • Wednesday
    Oct 4 2017
    Portland SaaS Founders - Developing high functioning software teams for SaaS

    We're all faced with the challenge of creating an awesome software product for our customers. A big part of this is having a highly functional software development team.  

    In this Meetup we'll discuss:

    • When to develop software in-house versus outsourcing or partnering with another software platform. Some SaaS companies utilize a mix of in-house and outsourced developers. We'll brainstorm various possible approaches.

    • How do you train new developers?  What approaches have been successful and what has been a dismal failure? - Does it make sense to hire senior developers only or a mix of junior and senior developers?

    • Team / project organization - Do you do daily standups? How do your organize sprints? How are deadlines established and by whom? Is your team in the same office or are some remote? What tools do you use (Slack, Trello, etc.)? With all of the bugs, feature requests, UI overhauls, when do you ship updates to the product?

    • Communication and transparency - How do you speak to the rest of the team in a language everyone understands? Do you hold weekly/bi-weekly meetings to announce progress? How do you showcase new features to clients?

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

    If there's more on this topic you would like to discuss, send us a message and we'll try and get it added to the agenda.

  • Wednesday
    Aug 16 2017
    pdxrlang meetup: aggregate - meet, greet, learn, collaborate

    Aggregate meetup No. 13! Everyone is welcome!

    We'll have pizza and drinks.


    • 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

    • Topics for the night so far:

    •  coming soon ...

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

  • Wednesday
    May 3 2017
    Portland SaaS Founders - Customer Acquisition Strategies for SaaS

    US Custom House / WeWork

    Acquiring customers for our SaaS companies is arguably one of the most difficult challenges we face. We need to figure it out what works and what doesn't work, and we need to do it before the money runs out.

    In this Meetup we'll discuss:

    • The marketing strategies that are working for us, and the ones that didn't.

    • Lessons we learned taking our products to market.

    • Paid vs organic marketing channels: which ones are best for every stage of growth.

    • How we've identified our most profitable market segments and how we're providing value to them.

    • Social media, search engine marketing, PR and advertising. Pros and cons of each channel, and which ones are right for us.

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