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Simple 120 SE Clay St Floor 2, Portland, OR 97214

120 SE Clay St Floor 2
Portland, OR 97214, United States (map)

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  • Saturday
    Sep 7 2019
    AgilePDX User Group - Portland Metro - Woman-Focused Coderetreat

Please RSVP at our Meetup page and get the Zoom connection info: https://www.meetup.com/AgilePDX-User-Group-Portland-Metro/events/263795497/

    What is Coderetreat?

    Coderetreat is a day-long practice event that focuses on the fundamentals of good software development and design. Developers are given the opportunity of focused practice away from the pressures of “getting things done”, allowing them to sharpen their craft and to learn new skills in a safe environment. Yes, this event is women-focused, and everyone is welcome.

    (Originally developed by Corey Haines, the global webpage is located at http://coderetreat.org/ if you would like to read more about it.)

    Why attend a Coderetreat?

    ~ Learn new skills to help you write better code ~ Learn to take risks and experiment ~ Learn to practice writing code ~ Gain collaborative experience through pair programming ~ Network and make new friends

    Wait...it’s free?

    Yes, Coderetreat is free. There are simply 2 requirements that will help you get the most out of a Coderetreat: ~ Show up with an open mind and learner’s attitude. ~ Bring a laptop with a working development environment and testing framework, and be prepared to use it (see below for a list of popular IDEs).

    What does a full day of coding practice involve?

    Coderetreat is built on a specific formula. The day consists of usually 5-7 45-minute iterations in which participants are presented with a specific problem that they need to code. Emphasis is NOT placed on finishing, in fact participants are not expected to finish within the given 45 minutes. Instead, the emphasis is placed on learning new skills that enable participants to write code in a different way than would normally be the case. Participants change partners with each iteration, with the goal being that everyone should pair with someone different for every iteration. Techniques such as Test Driven Development will be introduced, with exposure to core fundamentals such as the 4 Rules of Simple Design and SOLID. Breakfast and lunch are both included, with gluten free options available. This is your chance to learn something new, and to be fed while doing it.

    If you learn one new thing that you can take back to the office, you have a win, and so do we! We’ll also be supporting you in understanding the importance of taking care of yourself while coding and strategies for attracting skills transfer opportunities.

    Come early and meet other attendees for a leisurely chat over coffee!

    More details and handouts will be posted as we near the event, so watch this space and manage your RSVP so we have an accurate food and coffee headcount. This space is cozy, so seats are limited.

    Popular Development Environments: PyCharm Community, VS Code, Visual Studio Community, Aptana Studio, Eclipse, Netbeans

  • Tuesday
    Mar 12 2019
    Portland OWASP - Breaching the Cyber Security Job Industry with Ryan Krause

    Breaching the Cyber Security Job Industry

    Despite the growing popularity of the cyber security industry, many job hunters still find it challenging to break into the field. With numerous entry-level cyber security jobs requiring one, two, or sometimes even three years of security-related experience, how are inexperienced applicants supposed to get their foot in the door?

    This talk will discuss some of the challenges that potential employees face while looking for careers in the cyber security industry. It will explore potential career paths for new high school and college graduates, mid-career employees with a technical background, as well as mid-career employees with no technical background. The discussion will also focus on ways to help position yourself for success in the industry, touching on security internships, university diplomas, industry certificates, Portland-based security meetings, and self-study resources.

    Ryan Krause is a penetration tester based in the Portland, Oregon area. He has worked in various areas of the security field for the past 11 years for companies such as HP, eEye Digital Security/BeyondTrust, and Comcast with a primary focus on application security and development. He is currently a consultant at NetSPI where he performs web and network penetration tests and assists clients with reducing their overall security exposure.

  • Tuesday
    Jan 15 2019
    PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) January Happy Hour

    Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-january-happy-hour-tickets-53317206199] is required to gain entry to this event

    Join us for Happy Hour at Simple!

    PDXWIT is excited to kick off the New Year with a Happy Hour at Simple! The theme of the evening is “Let’s Talk about Data.” The conversation starter to keep the networking flowing will be “How do you use data in your everyday life?”

    While the event is primarily intended for networking, we will have a short segment at 5:30 to share important announcements and showcase some individuals in our community.

    An employee of Simple will provide an introduction to the company and share open job opportunities

    Sian RIebe, of Adidas, will tell us about Biases in Data Analytics

    Suruchi Kham, Business Analyst, will talk about using Data Analytics for a Cause

    During the event, we’ll have more to do than free-form networking:

    An Activity Table where people can get creative. This is a fantastic way to meet others if large groups are not your thing. If you have trouble finding it, look for Meg Aul, our Event Activities Director.

    Table Topics to help break the ice.

    A section for job seekers and our sponsors who are hiring, to ensure people get connected.


    4:30 p.m. - Doors open

    5:30 p.m. - Introductions, announcements + lightning speakers

    6:30 p.m. - Event ends

    Event FAQ:

    Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

    A: Yes, all our restrooms are gender neutral.

    Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

    A: Yes, we have ramps and elevators.

    Q: Will there be food and drink at this event?

    A: Yes to both.

    Q: What is the parking situation?

    A: We don't have onsite parking available, but there is street parking (most 2 hours, limit ending at 6pm I believe).

    Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance?

    A: Entrance is on Clay street across from Rose's. There will be volunteers in the lobby. There are stairs or the elevator up to the second floor where the event will take place.

    Q: Is there secured bike parking?

    A: No, but we have some bike racks outside in front of the building.

    Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

    A: Yes.

    Q: Can I bring my dog?

    A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home.


    PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

    Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

  • Tuesday
    Nov 13 2018
    Ignite: TAO Health v6

    1 mic, 5 minutes, 20 slides, 300 peers in the audience... no pressure, right?

    What is Ignite TAO: Health?

    Ignite TAO: Health is a high-energy evening of 5-minute talks by local people who have a burning idea and the guts to get onstage and share their personal and professional passions. Quick, fun, thought-provoking, social, local, and global - Ignite is all of these and more.

    Ignite TAO: Health will focus on topics around wellness, pharmaceuticals, software, medical devices, healthcare and more. What new products, services or research can really take healthcare to the next level? What new ideas could make the world of healthcare better - for patients, for doctors, or for everyone? Speakers are from the local Portland community with representatives across many verticals - we want to hear from you!

    Why attend Ignite TAO?

    As an attendee, you'll learn about emerging, innovative, unconventional, inspiring, locally-sourced concepts and tools, and connect with a diverse and passionate crowd of like-minded health innovation enthusiasts. Most of all, you will have fun!

    Speaker Lineup

    Chris Strahl - How Design Systems Increase Speed to Market in Healthcare Melissa Booker - The Human Side of Data Brett Stern - A Better Tasting Colonscopy Prep Andrea McBeth - The Human Holobiont: A Philosophy of Medicine Through the Lens of the Microbiome Ted Helprin - A Shortcut Through the Cone of Uncertainty David Farrell - New Risk Factor for Heart Attacks and Strokes Jennifer Stoll - Learning on Social Determinants of health collection within community health centers electronic health records Noah Berlow - Your cancer has returned, what would YOU like to do? Eliott Parker - Benefits of Clinical 3D Printing Andrea Downing - Brave Bosom Brian Martin - The Future of Medicine Adrienne Zell - Letting Daylight in on Magic: Measuring the Impact of Health Interventions Richard Coffey - How can healthcare use serverless? Amy Jones - Addressing Gender Violence in Medical Training

  • Tuesday
    Oct 23 2018
    Audit Lightning Talk & Social: 4-5 Speakers From Local Professional Organizations

    REGISTRATION & NETWORKING: 5:30pm – 6:00pm

    LIGHTNING TALK: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

    NETWORKING: 7:00pm – 7:30pm

    [Pizza, salad and beer/cider will be provided]

    [Public parking on the street]

    PRICING: FREE (We will have a waitlist available, so if unable to come, please cancel your registration so others can attend)

    The IIA Portland and ISACA Chapters are proud to present our first ever audit lightning talk event. Think TEDTalk! The goal of lightning talks is to articulate a topic in a quick, insightful, and clear manner. We will have a variety of presenters that will share their ideas a topic of their choice for 10 minutes with some additional time for questions. You will hear a lot of interesting information and hear unique viewpoints. Topics correlate to audit, information security, risk, fraud, or professional development. Please join us for this one-of-a kind event! Plus, the event is free and dinner and an adult beverage are included! How can you go wrong?

    Speaker Topics:

    Motorcycles and the art of risk-taking as an Auditor: Navigating the twists and turns of your career can be both crushing, dizzying, and yes beautiful. Make bad choices and you could deal with years of regret. Accepting unplanned route changes can be very tough, hard on the ego, and downright scary. The trek of the last 10 years or so took my family through losing loved ones, a layoff from a bailout company (yes one of the ones who went to DC in a private jet to ask for money), income reductions, grad school, and being open to interesting opportunities that have taken me around the world. Luckily, I have the support of my wife and partner and together we've worked through many challenges in our lives together, as a team. Through relentless support and sometimes brute force, we've navigated bumps in the road and found balance by getting more comfortable with ambiguity and risk. I'd love to share a few minutes of ideas about my journey, how it changed several times without my consent, and offer some ways to think ahead about personal risk taking.

    The Recipe to an Auditor’s Success: Lauren and Taylor will give their perspective of what clients can do to avoid common pitfalls during audit engagements and ways to help your favorite auditors succeed.

    Keys to a Successful Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Implementation: Implement the foundational elements to accelerate business performance. RPA is the application of technology that allows employees in a company to configure computer software or a ‘robot’ to capture and interpret existing applications for processing a transaction, manipulating data, triggering responses and communicating with other digital systems.

    More topics to come!

    SPEAKER BIOS: Eric Jenkins is a leader with experience in Enterprise Risk and Audit. He's worked for an interesting mix of companies, including America Online, GMAC, and Deutsche Bank, and has landed in the beautiful Northwest. He helps great companies work through financial crime and technology problems. In his free time he loves riding motorcycles and playing music whenever he can. Eric is a MBA, CAMS, CISA, and CRISC.

    Lauren Overton: Started her career with Moss Adams in 2013. Her client experience ranges over various industries with a focus in manufacturing and distribution, construction, and healthcare in both the private and public sectors. Lauren’s favorite part of her job is the ability to gain an understanding of how different companies operate; whether that be discussing future projections with the CFO or reviewing a control process with a staff accountant. Outside of the normal work week, Lauren enjoys taking advantage of the Portland “foodie scene”, fostering rescue animals, spoiling her own pooch and going to see live music with her husband.

    Taylor Schimbke joined public accounting in 2014 and provides accounting, auditing, and consulting services to a wide variety of clients, with a passionate focus in the construction, forest products, and distribution industries. Recently, Taylor undertook a job rotation with the IT Assurance group at Moss Adams and is primarily focused on IT SOX compliance. She is helping to lead the firm’s initiative to develop skilled IT auditors and encourage collaboration and synergy across the assurance practice. In her free time, Taylor is a novice gardener and loves spending time outdoors with her golden retriever, Kobe.

    Zefren Edior is alumni of California State University Polytechnic Institute of Pomona, and he volunteers and spends time engaging youth in technology training and awareness, and engages HS and collegiate students through technology competitions and general outreach on professional development. He joined the Bank in December 2016, by way of Kaiser Permanente (Information & Web Application Security Engineering), EY (Advisory, Information Risk Management), Crowe Horwath (Advisory, Technology Risk Management, Silicon Valley), and KPMG (Advisory, GRC & Integration). Zefren is a thought leader in Data, Technology, and Information Security, and Risk Management, and he executes and delivers.

  • Tuesday
    Sep 18 2018
    OWASP Portland Chapter Meeting - SAST and the Bad Human Code Project

    SAST and the Bad Human Code Project

    Static application security testing (SAST) is the automated analysis of source code both in its text and compiled forms. Lint is considered to be one of the first tools to analyze source code and this year marks its 40th anniversary. Even though it wasn't explicitly searching for security vulnerabilities back then, it did flag suspicious constructs. Today there are a myriad of tools to choose from both open source and commercial. We’ll talk about things to consider when evaluating web application scanners then turn our attention to finding additional ways to aggregate and correlate data from other sources such as git logs, code complexity analyzers and even rosters of students who completed secure coding training in an attempt to build a predictive vulnerability model for any new application that comes along. We’re also looking for people to contribute to a new open source initiative called “The Bad Human Code Project.” The goal is to create a one-stop corpus of intentionally vulnerable code snippets in as many languages as possible.

    Speaker's Bio: John L. Whiteman is a web application security engineer at Oregon Health and Science University. He builds security tools and teaches a hands-on secure coding class to developers, researchers and anyone else interested in protecting data at the institution. He previously worked as a security researcher for Intel's Open Source Technology Center. John recently completed a Master of Computer Science at Georgia Institute of Technology specializing in Interactive Intelligence. He loves talking with like-minded people who are interested in building the next generation of security controls using technologies such as machine learning and AI.