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Portland Community Church

7100 Southwest Scholls Ferry Road
Beaverton, OR 97008, US (map)

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  • Saturday
    May 18 2019
    Hyper-Visual Thinkers in a Linear World

    Visual-Spatial Processing is one of the most misunderstood learning styles in today’s educational landscape. At one time, Visual Spatial Learning was defined as a deficiency in brain function – a disability. We now know, however, that Visual Spatial Learning is not a result of a genetic flaw – or brain, eye, or ear malfunction – it is a difference in thinking and learning style that can cause confusion when dealing with symbols or understanding of social norms. In fact, some of our culture’s most talented people are Visual-Spatial Learners – as is true for many of the pioneers in technology, physics, and art.

    Many individuals who exhibit learning disability symptoms and anxiety in social settings have a natural and innate ability to shift or alter their mental and physical perceptions. They can use this perceptual ability to facilitate creativity, improve physical performance, enhance thinking, or resolve confusions. However, when they use this same ability to resolve confusions with language or math symbols, or in interpreting social clues, it causes unwanted perceptual distortions and noticeable disorientation that affect vision, hearing, balance, energy levels, focus, motor skill, time sense and/or speech.

    Individuals who process and use this thinking style can be shown how to control their perceptions so disorientation no longer interferes with their ability to learn and socialize successfully. They minimize their challenges while maximizing their brilliance.

    ALL WELCOME

    If you cannot join in person, join us with mobile or desktop with Zoom https://zoom.us/j/7891236789.

    The first half of the Meetup is a "Show'N'Tell". The second half of the meeting we'll share ideas for upcoming "Show'N'Tell". Anyone is welcome to volunteer to share with the local community. You may also volunteer to record with Zoom and share on social media.

    Be Inspired! Knowledge Mavens

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  • Saturday
    May 4 2019
    Getting Started with Blockstack Development

    Are you familiar with Blockstack? Do you want to change the architecture of the internet and make it more secure? Join us for a demo as Dan Trevino shares with us how to get started in Blockstack development.

    Here's a clip from the founders of Blockstack https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SmC7AuZNWY

    ALL WELCOME

    If you cannot join in person, join us with mobile or desktop with Zoom https://zoom.us/j/7891236789.

    The first half of the Meetup is a "Show'N'Tell". The second half of the meeting we'll share ideas for upcoming "Show'N'Tell". Anyone is welcome to volunteer to share with the local community. You may also volunteer to record with Zoom and share on social media.

    Be Inspired! Knowledge Mavens

    Directions: Look for PCC Sign - Enter these GPS coordinates Google Maps - 45.468688, -122.775950

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  • Saturday
    Apr 20 2019
    Blogging With WordPress

    Have you ever wanted to start creative writing, a business venture, or a way to express your talents to the world? How about starting with a WordPress blog? WordPress is easy to get going, and you can test and validate your ideas easily. Since social media can be so fragmented, so how about a place to create a community around your purpose? Our session will have a short demo and interaction with the community. We would love to hear if you have a blog or looking for ideas to start one.

    If you would like to join the discussion check us out on Zoom https://zoom.us/j/7891236789.

    Do you want to learn and share your passion in a supportive community? Knowledge Mavens is an ethos of sharing, creativity, and inspiration. Our Meetup provides an opportunity to "Show and Tell" followed by feedback and Q&A. You'll have the opportunity to share with our channels such as Meetup, GitHub, YouTube, and Facebook to connect with more passionate people. The second half of our session we'll collaborate on new topics. The winner wins the most interesting topic and the opportunity to share in an upcoming session.

    Directions: Look for PCC Sign - Enter these GPS coordinates Google Maps - 45.468688, -122.775950

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  • Saturday
    Mar 30 2019
    CANCELLED - Time Series Prediction of SNOTEL

    Sorry everyone, our event host is unable to make it today.

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  • Saturday
    Mar 16 2019
    Time Series Prediction of SNOTEL Data

    Sunil Rao will be presenting his past research on SNOTEL data using the time series prediction.

    Drought is a serious problem in much of the U.S., with the worst conditions across the southern and western parts of the nation. Much of irrigation and recreation facilities depend on proper forecasting of streamflow. The water supply for irrigation largely comes from rivers and creeks, whose streamflow originates from the springtime melting of winter snow. A water supply forecast is a prediction of streamflow volume that will flow past a point on a stream during a specified season, typically in the spring and summer. One of the primary sources for the data is through NRCS SNOTEL( Snow Telemetry) data (available to the public as part of tax dollars at work). In this demo, we showcase one such tool (Timeseries ARIMAX model) to forecast Streamflow volume for Deschutes River Basin, OR and later compare with actual data to see how it performed.

    If you would like to join the discussion check us out on Zoom https://zoom.us/j/7891236789.

    Do you want to learn and share your passion in a supportive community? Knowledge Mavens is an ethos of sharing, creativity, and inspiration. Our Meetup provides an opportunity to "Show and Tell" followed by feedback and Q&A. You'll have the opportunity to share with our channels such as Meetup, GitHub, YouTube, and Facebook to connect with more passionate people. The second half of our session we'll collaborate on new topics. The winner wins the most interesting topic and the opportunity to share in an upcoming session.

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  • Saturday
    Mar 9 2019
    Smart Mirror Build with Alexa and Raspberry Pi

    Check out a smart mirror built with a Raspberry Pi connected to Alexa or Google Assistant. It displays weather, news, youtube videos, and LEDs synchronized to the audio. I'll be sharing the build schematics and parts to anyone who wants to build one.

    If you would like to join the discussion check us out on Zoom https://zoom.us/j/7891236789.

    Do you want to learn and share your passion in a supportive community? Knowledge Mavens is an ethos of sharing, creativity, and inspiration.

    Our Meetup provides an opportunity to "Show and Tell" followed by feedback and Q&A. You'll have the opportunity to share with our channels such as Meetup, GitHub, YouTube, and Facebook to connect with more passionate people.

    The second half of our session we'll collaborate on new topics. The winner wins an award for the most interesting topic and the opportunity to share in an upcoming session.

    Website
  • Saturday
    Mar 2 2019
    Grandmaster Chess with Python (AlphaGo...AlphaSchmoe)

    Do you want to become the next Chess Grandmaster? Join us and Michael Wild will share his Python program he built to beat anyone he faces. AlphaGo eat your heart out.

    If you would like to join the discussion check us out on Zoom https://zoom.us/j/7891236789.

    Do you want to learn and share your passion in a supportive community? Knowledge Mavens is an ethos of sharing, creativity, and inspiration.

    Our Meetup provides an opportunity to "Show and Tell" followed by feedback and Q&A. You'll have the opportunity to share with our channels such as Meetup, GitHub, YouTube, and Facebook to connect with more passionate people.

    The second half of our session we'll collaborate on new projects. The winner wins the most interesting topic and the opportunity to share in an upcoming session.

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  • Saturday
    Feb 23 2019
    Topic Modeling Using Latent Dirichlet Allocation

    Philip Robinson will be presenting research whilst at NASA on Topic Modeling.

    Topic modeling is the task of taking a collection of objects and establishing a strategy for describing these objects by common categories found across the collection. This is usually an unsupervised activity applied to a document collection and doesn't require topics to be human interpret-able. My talk introduces Latent Dirichlet Allocation, as a topic modeling strategy for a collection of topics, and discusses an implemented prototype system I developed for NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab. For this project, I addressed the "Matchmaker's Problem" in the context of identifying the best employee to solve a mission-critical engineering anomaly in late-stage missions. The long-form presentation can be found here https://github.com/probinso/expert-modeling-system/blob/master/decks/itds/pres.pdf

    If you would like to join the discussion check us out on Zoom https://zoom.us/j/7891236789.

    Do you want to learn and share your passion in a supportive community? Knowledge Mavens is an ethos of sharing, creativity, and inspiration.

    Our Meetup provides an opportunity to "Show and Tell" followed by feedback and Q&A. You'll have the opportunity to share with our channels such as Meetup, GitHub, YouTube, and Facebook to connect with more passionate people.

    The second half of our session we'll collaborate on new topics. The winner wins an award for the most interesting topic and the opportunity to share in an upcoming session.

    Website
  • Saturday
    Feb 16 2019
    Twitter Sentiment with Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing

    Join us for a demo of analyzing and plotting Twitter sentiment using Python and Natural Language Processing. I'll demo how to use techniques such as tokenizing, lemmatizing, corpora, wordnet, and building a machine learning classifiers such as Logistic Regression, SVC, and SGDC.

    I wonder what the Twitter sentiment will be on our president on demo day?

    If you would like to join the discussion check us out on Zoom https://zoom.us/j/7891236789.

    Do you want to learn and share your passion in a supportive community? Knowledge Mavens is an ethos of sharing, creativity, and inspiration.

    Our Meetup provides an opportunity to "Show and Tell" followed by feedback and Q&A. You'll have the opportunity to share with our channels such as Meetup, GitHub, YouTube, and Facebook to connect with more passionate people.

    The second half of our session we'll collaborate on new topics. The winner wins an award for the most interesting topic and the opportunity to share in an upcoming session.

    Website
  • Saturday
    Feb 9 2019
    CANCELED WEATHER: Time Series Prediction of SNOTEL Data

    Check back for a rescheduled time.

    Sunil Rao will be presenting his past research on SNOTEL data using the time series prediction.

    Drought is a serious problem in much of the U.S., with the worst conditions across the southern and western parts of the nation. Much of irrigation and recreation facilities depend on proper forecasting of streamflow. The water supply for irrigation largely comes from rivers and creeks, whose streamflow originates from the springtime melting of winter snow. A water supply forecast is a prediction of streamflow volume that will flow past a point on a stream during a specified season, typically in the spring and summer. One of the primary sources for the data is through NRCS SNOTEL( Snow Telemetry) data (available to public as part of tax dollars at work). In this demo, we showcase one such tool (Timeseries ARIMAX model) to forecast Streamflow volume for Deschutes River Basin, OR and later compare with actual data to see how it performed.

    If you would like to join the discussion check us out on Zoom https://zoom.us/j/7891236789.

    Do you want to learn and share your passion in a supportive community? Knowledge Mavens is an ethos of sharing, creativity, and inspiration.

    Our Meetup provides an opportunity to "Show and Tell" followed by feedback and Q&A. You'll have the opportunity to share with our channels such as Meetup, GitHub, YouTube, and Facebook to connect with more passionate people.

    The second half of our session we'll collaborate on new topics. The winner wins an award for the most interesting topic and the opportunity to share in an upcoming session.

    Website
  • Twitter Sentiment Analysis with Python and NLP

    Join us for a demo of extracting Twitter comments using the API and Python Textblob for analysis.

    If you would like to join the discussion check us out on Zoom https://zoom.us/j/7891236789.

    Do you want to learn and share your passion in a supportive community? Knowledge Mavens is an ethos of sharing, creativity, and inspiration.

    Our Meetup provides an opportunity to "Show and Tell" followed by feedback and Q&A. You'll have the opportunity to share with our channels such as Meetup, GitHub, YouTube, and Facebook to connect with more passionate people.

    The second half of our session we'll collaborate on new topics. The winner wins an award for the most interesting topic and the opportunity to share in an upcoming session.

    Website
  • Saturday
    Feb 2 2019
    Python and Machine Learning

    Are you interested in learning Python and Machine Learning? Check us out as I'll share my learnings and most recent projects.

    If you would like to join the discussion check us out on Zoom https://zoom.us/j/7891236789.

    Do you want to learn and share your passion in a supportive community? Knowledge Mavens is an ethos of sharing, creativity, and inspiration.

    Our Meetup provides an opportunity to "Show and Tell" followed by a feedback and Q&A. You'll have the opportunity to share with our channels such as Meetup, GitHub, YouTube, and Facebook to connect with more passionate people.

    The second half of our session we'll collaborate on new topics. The winner wins an award for the most interesting topic and the opportunity to share in an upcoming session.

    Website
  • Saturday
    Jan 26 2019
    Artificial Intelligence Neural-network Processing Unit HiKey970

    Are you interested in seeing a demo of an AI NPU demo board? Michael Wild will be sharing his build and how he's using it for AI and Machine Learning.

    If you would like to join the discussion check us out on Zoom https://zoom.us/j/7891236789.

    Do you want to learn and share your passion in a supportive community? Knowledge Mavens is an ethos of sharing, creativity, and inspiration.

    Our Meetup provides an opportunity to "Show and Tell" followed by a feedback and Q&A. You'll have the opportunity to share with our channels such as Meetup, GitHub, YouTube, and Facebook to connect with more passionate people.

    The second half of our session we'll collaborate on new topics. The winner wins an award for the most interesting topic and the opportunity to share in an upcoming session.

    Website
  • Saturday
    Jan 19 2019
    100-Day Machine Learning Challenge

    Are you interested in learning and sharing skills in Python, Machine Learning? I'll share the 100-day machine learning challenge. https://github.com/Avik-Jain/100-Days-Of-ML-Code

    I am also working on a ML Tensorflow project for creating Music and Ar. Here's a short video preview https://youtu.be/4IgET8IcStw

    If you would like to join the discussion check us out on Zoom https://zoom.us/j/7891236789.

    Do you want to learn and share your passion in a supportive community? Knowledge Mavens is an ethos of sharing, creativity, and inspiration.

    Our Meetup provides an opportunity to "Show and Tell" followed by a feedback and Q&A. You'll have the opportunity to share with our channels such as Meetup, GitHub, YouTube, and Facebook to connect with more passionate people.

    The second half of our session we'll collaborate on new topics. The winner wins an award for the most interesting topic and the opportunity to share in an upcoming session.

    Website
  • Saturday
    Jan 12 2019
    Python, Machine Learning, & Kaggle Competitions

    Are you interested in learning and sharing skills in Python, Machine Learning, or Data Science? We'll be providing a demo of our Kaggle competition each Saturday in January.

    If you would like to join the discussion check us out on Zoom https://zoom.us/j/7891236789.

    Do you want to learn and share your passion in a supportive community? Knowledge Mavens is an ethos of sharing, creativity, and inspiration.

    Our Meetup provides an opportunity to "Show and Tell" followed by a feedback and Q&A. You'll have the opportunity to share with our channels such as Meetup, GitHub, YouTube, and Facebook to connect with more passionate people.

    The second half of our session we'll collaborate on new topics. The winner wins an award for the most interesting topic and the opportunity to share in an upcoming session.

    Website
  • Saturday
    Dec 22 2018
    Kaggle + Code Challenge

    Join us for a session as Michael Wild shares his Kaggle challenge and Garrett Broughton shares his 20 minute Python app challenge. Would you like to participate in a code challenge?

    If you would like to join the discussion check us out on Zoom https://zoom.us/j/7891236789.

    Do you want to learn and share your passion in a supportive community? Knowledge Mavens is an ethos of sharing, creativity, and inspiration.

    Our Meetup provides an opportunity to "Show and Tell" followed by a feedback and Q&A. You'll have the opportunity to share with our channels such as Meetup, GitHub, YouTube, and Facebook to connect with more passionate people.

    The second half of our session we'll collaborate on new topics. The winner wins an award for the most interesting topic and the opportunity to share in an upcoming session.

    Website
  • Saturday
    Dec 15 2018
    Kaggle and Kubernetes topics. You Don't Want To Miss It!

    Join us for two demos on a Kaggle project and Kubernetes. Michael Wild will be sharing how he's delivering all the gifts to the children this holiday season. Garrett Broughton will share his past month deploying Kubernetes.

    For more information on the Kaggle project visit https://www.kaggle.com/c/santa-gift-matching

    If you would like to join the discussion check us out on Zoom https://zoom.us/j/7891236789.

    Do you want to learn and share your passion in a supportive community? Knowledge Mavens is an ethos of sharing, creativity, and inspiration.

    Our Meetup provides an opportunity to "Show and Tell" followed by a feedback and Q&A. You'll have the opportunity to share with our channels such as Meetup, GitHub, YouTube, and Facebook to connect with more passionate people.

    The second half of our session we'll collaborate on new topics. The winner wins an award for the most interesting topic and the opportunity to share in an upcoming session.

    Website
  • Saturday
    Dec 8 2018
    Echo Dot, AWS Lambda, and Microcontroller Home Projects

    Join us for a short demo and discussion on programming Adafruit microcontrollers and an Echo Dot. Ming Rutar two projects she has been working on and would love to hear your suggestions.

    If you would like to join the discussion check us out on Zoom https://zoom.us/j/7891236789. If you want to listen, we're also on Facebook Live https://www.facebook.com/KnowledgeMavens/.

    Do you want to learn and share your passion in a supportive community? Knowledge Mavens is an ethos of sharing, creativity, and inspiration.

    Our Meetup provides an opportunity to "Show and Tell" followed by a feedback and Q&A. You'll have the opportunity to share with our channels such as Meetup, GitHub, YouTube, and Facebook to connect with more passionate people.

    The second half of our session we'll collaborate on new topics. The winner wins an award for the most interesting topic and the opportunity to share in an upcoming session.

    Website
  • Saturday
    Nov 17 2018
    Learn About a Successful Meetup, YouTube, and Social Media content?

    In this session, I’ll share how to market and run a Meetup; we've been running one the past two years.

    I’ll share how to run a YouTube channel we've been running the past year. I’ve been able to include the Meetup as part of the YouTube Channel.

    I’ll provide you with some ideas on how to share your content online by using filmmaking techniques. I have examples of how to create a story with script writing, filming, and editing with Final Cut Pro. I’ll bring my gimbal and 360 camera we use for Facebook Live. We also use Zoom for our conferencing, desktop sharing, and recording needs.

    Lastly, I share a social media strategy on how to tag and post on platforms including Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Meetup.

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  • Saturday
    Nov 10 2018
    Learn Linux, You Must! What's Your Flavor?

    Did you know Linux dominates the vast majority of web servers? It's an essential skill to learn if your an administrator, developer, or architect.

    I'll share a demo of installing, setting up a filesystem, managing a firewall, run a hypervisor, and share the basic admin commands. If we have time we can include a discussion on Linux containers.

    If you would like to join the discussion check us out on Zoom https://zoom.us/j/7891236789. If you want to listen, we're also on Facebook Live https://www.facebook.com/KnowledgeMavens/.

    Do you want to learn and share your passion in a supportive community? Knowledge Mavens is an ethos of sharing, creativity, and inspiration.

    Our Meetup provides an opportunity to "Show and Tell" followed by a feedback and Q&A. You'll have the opportunity to share with our channels such as Meetup, GitHub, YouTube, and Facebook to connect with more passionate people.

    The second half of our session we'll collaborate on new topics. The winner wins an award for the most interesting topic and the opportunity to share in an upcoming session.

    Website
  • Saturday
    Nov 3 2018
    Inktober Show and Tell?

    Did you participate in Inktober this year? Even if you missed, there are still a few days left. Bring and share your stuff. I'll share my sketches I worked on this month. Have you tried any other Art challenges recently? We'd love to hear about it.

    If you would like to join the discussion check us out on Zoom https://zoom.us/j/7891236789. If you want to listen, we're also on Facebook Live https://www.facebook.com/KnowledgeMavens/.

    Do you want to learn and share your passion in a supportive community? Knowledge Mavens is an ethos of sharing, creativity, and inspiration.

    Our Meetup provides an opportunity to "Show and Tell" followed by a feedback and Q&A. You'll have the opportunity to share with our channels such as Meetup, GitHub, YouTube, and Facebook to connect with more passionate people.

    The second half of our session we'll collaborate on new topics. The winner wins an award for the most interesting topic and the opportunity to share in an upcoming session.

    Website
  • Saturday
    Oct 27 2018
    3D Printed Jack O Lantern with a Digital Display

    Do you have a creative idea for a Halloween costume? Or perhaps you want to show your awesome Jack-o'-lantern. Or what if you have brilliant ideas for decorations? We'd love to see them all!

    I'll bring a 3d printed pumpkin and insert a screen for a fun display. I'll share how I customized it with fusion 360 to fit my display.

    This project would work great if you have a raspberry pi or arduino with a screen. You can even connect motion and sound for an extra spooky experience.

    If you would like to join the discussion check us out on Zoom https://zoom.us/j/7891236789. If you want to listen, we're also on Facebook Live https://www.facebook.com/KnowledgeMavens/.

    Do you want to learn and share your passion in a supportive community? Knowledge Mavens is an ethos of sharing, creativity, and inspiration.

    Our Meetup provides an opportunity to "Show and Tell" followed by a feedback and Q&A. You'll have the opportunity to share with our channels such as Meetup, GitHub, YouTube, and Facebook to connect with more passionate people.

    The second half of our session we'll collaborate on new topics. The winner wins an award for the most interesting topic and the opportunity to share in an upcoming session.

    Website
  • Saturday
    Oct 20 2018
    Halloween Costumes, Jack-o'-lanterns, & Decorations Anyone?

    Do you have a creative idea for a Halloween costume? Or perhaps you want to show your awesome Jack-o'-lantern. Or what if you have brilliant ideas for decorations? We'd love to see them all!

    I'll be sharing my high-tech costume I found from https://www.morphsuits.com/digital-dudz.

    If you would like to join the discussion check us out on Zoom https://zoom.us/j/7891236789. If you want to listen, we're also on Facebook Live https://www.facebook.com/KnowledgeMavens/.

    Do you want to learn and share your passion in a supportive community? Knowledge Mavens is an ethos of sharing, creativity, and inspiration.

    Our Meetup provides an opportunity to "Show and Tell" followed by a feedback and Q&A. You'll have the opportunity to share with our channels such as Meetup, GitHub, YouTube, and Facebook to connect with more passionate people.

    The second half of our session we'll collaborate on new topics. The winner wins an award for the most interesting topic and the opportunity to share in an upcoming session.

    Website
  • Saturday
    Sep 29 2018
    Do You Want To Learn How To Build a Rocket?

    Join us as we work on a rocket project. If you're interested in researching the basics, check out this DIY rocket https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2lDXoW78u0&t=230s

    If you would like to join the discussion check us out on Zoom https://zoom.us/j/7891236789. If you want to listen, we're also on Facebook Live https://www.facebook.com/KnowledgeMavens/.

    Do you want to learn and share your passion in a supportive community? Knowledge Mavens is an ethos of sharing, creativity, and inspiration.

    Our Meetup provides an opportunity to "Show and Tell" followed by a feedback and Q&A. You'll have the opportunity to share with our channels such as Meetup, GitHub, YouTube, and Facebook to connect with more passionate people.

    Website