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  • Started Wednesday
    Apr 17 2019
    Alchemy Open House to Learn More About Our Code School
    through
    Alchemy Code Lab

    OPEN HOUSE EVERY THURSDAY AT 12:30PM See our program in action! We welcome anyone interested in a software development career to come tour the school. No RSVP needed! Just stop in. We are located across the street from Powell's on 10th. Just come on up to the second floor and say hi! We look forward to meeting you.

    ABOUT ALCHEMY CODE LAB: - Learn from industry professionals. Experience the real world practice of software development in an immersive, in-person, work environment. Your instructors are senior-level developers who share their knowledge and practices to enter the field at an advanced level. - Be supported by teaching assistants and career coaching. A low instructional staff to student ratio of 6 to 1 means you have access to the guidance and help you need to successfully complete our rigorous training. Get prepared and ready to network and connect with the companies that interest you and need your technical skills and experiences. - Get more out of your code school. Go beyond online and video-based programs to launch your career at an accelerated level. With an average starting salary of $75k, our graduates earn 25%-50% more than other schools. - Develop Apps in AppLab. Alchemy helps Portland entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life by developing Apps for them. Graduates get paid to create them and add real project experience to their resume.

    https://www.alchemycodelab.com

    Call 503.445.4575 or email [email protected] with any questions!

    Website
  • Alchemy Open House to Learn More About Our Code School
    through
    Alchemy Code Lab

    OPEN HOUSE EVERY THURSDAY AT 12:30PM See our program in action! We welcome anyone interested in a software development career to come tour the school. No RSVP needed! Just stop in. We are located across the street from Powell's on 10th. Just come on up to the second floor and say hi! We look forward to meeting you.

    ABOUT ALCHEMY CODE LAB: - Learn from industry professionals. Experience the real world practice of software development in an immersive, in-person, work environment. Your instructors are senior-level developers who share their knowledge and practices to enter the field at an advanced level. - Be supported by teaching assistants and career coaching. A low instructional staff to student ratio of 6 to 1 means you have access to the guidance and help you need to successfully complete our rigorous training. Get prepared and ready to network and connect with the companies that interest you and need your technical skills and experiences. - Get more out of your code school. Go beyond online and video-based programs to launch your career at an accelerated level. With an average starting salary of $75k, our graduates earn 25%-50% more than other schools. - Develop Apps in AppLab. Alchemy helps Portland entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life by developing Apps for them. Graduates get paid to create them and add real project experience to their resume.

    https://www.alchemycodelab.com

    Call 503.445.4575 or email [email protected] with any questions!

    Website
  • Alchemy Open House to Learn More About Our Code School
    through
    Alchemy Code Lab

    OPEN HOUSE EVERY THURSDAY AT 12:30PM See our program in action! We welcome anyone interested in a software development career to come tour the school. No RSVP needed! Just stop in. We are located across the street from Powell's on 10th. Just come on up to the second floor and say hi! We look forward to meeting you.

    ABOUT ALCHEMY CODE LAB: - Learn from industry professionals. Experience the real world practice of software development in an immersive, in-person, work environment. Your instructors are senior-level developers who share their knowledge and practices to enter the field at an advanced level. - Be supported by teaching assistants and career coaching. A low instructional staff to student ratio of 6 to 1 means you have access to the guidance and help you need to successfully complete our rigorous training. Get prepared and ready to network and connect with the companies that interest you and need your technical skills and experiences. - Get more out of your code school. Go beyond online and video-based programs to launch your career at an accelerated level. With an average starting salary of $75k, our graduates earn 25%-50% more than other schools. - Develop Apps in AppLab. Alchemy helps Portland entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life by developing Apps for them. Graduates get paid to create them and add real project experience to their resume.

    https://www.alchemycodelab.com

    Call 503.445.4575 or email [email protected] with any questions!

    Website
  • Started Friday
    Apr 19 2019
    PDX Blockchain Week
    through
    multiple venues
    • Kickoff Friday April 19, with the start of a week-long Blockchain Hackathon
    • Several events throughout Portland area
    • Commence Friday, April 26, with showcase of completed Blockchain projects.
    Website
  • Tuesday
    Apr 23 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to JavaScript: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy

    The Tech Academy

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course on Introduction to JavaScript. JavaScript is universally recognized as a foundational language. It is present in every platform imaginable: like browsers, mobile, and desktop applications.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of these popular technologies - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Tech Startup Founders [1on1 Conversations over Video]

    Founders of Tech Startups Only

    We come together from different backgrounds and industries and it's this diversity that makes group members valuable. We collaborate and share tips on what’s worked and just as important… what hasn’t worked to grow our startups.

    RSVP for this event and I'll follow-up. We’re a no-sales group and I work to keep the group as promised -- a group of Tech Startup Founders.

    We meet the 4th Tuesday of the month at 4pm Eastern / 1pm Pacific.

    Whitney

    Website
  • Command Line Basics

    Free Geek

    The command line is a tool for typing computer commands, instead of clicking menus or buttons.

    Learning the command line is a great way to get familiar with core concepts of programming. Students will learn the basic parts of a command, listing, linking, tab completion, file system structure, and more, for the Linux command line.

    Website
  • PDX Women In Technology (PDXWIT) How to Navigate The Tech Field: A Beginner's Guide

    New Relic

    Registration through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-technology-pdxwit-how-to-navigate-the-tech-field-a-beginners-guide-tickets-57542689734is required to gain entry to this event

    Many people starting out in the software industry experience frustration when work conversations are riddled with acronyms or tech jargon they do not understand. They become overwhelmed by the enormous amount of information to learn and do not know where to start. To rectify that, we have a group of women speaking who can demystify some of the tools, jargon, and jobs around software:

    Polina Vorozheykina, a software engineer at New Relic, will share her experience entering the industry into a far more senior team of 12 engineers. She will cover useful terminology to know, how to go about asking questions, and how to begin building broad software expertise.

    Ashley Puls, a distinguished engineer and architect at New Relic, will cover some useful tools and terminology engineers encounter on a daily basis.

    Elisa Binette, a Director of Software Engineering at New Relic, will demystify some of the roles and job titles used in the technology industry. What’s a full stack, front end, or backend engineer? What’s a DBA? What are the key differences between a senior, lead, or engineering manager?

    Afterwards, beginning engineers should better understand common technology terms and the desired skills within each role. They should have a “lay of the land” and feel empowered to go out and learn.

    Agenda: 5:30 p.m. - Doors open 6:00 p.m. - Introduction 6:10 p.m. - Talks begin 7:00 p.m. - Q&A, networking 7:30 p.m. - Event ends

    Event FAQ

    Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

    A: Yes, there will be gender neutral restrooms.

    Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

    A: Yes, the space is ADA accessible.

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

    A: Yes, food and drink will be provided.

    Q: What is the parking situation?

    A: We recommend taking public transportation—the event is nearby multiple Trimet bus and MAX lines—but there are also paid parking sites close to the event.

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

    A: When you arrive, take the elevators up to the 27th floor.

    Q: Is there secured bike parking?

    A: No, secured bike parking will not be available, but bike racks are located outside the building.

    Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

    A: Yes, public transportation is best.

    Q: Can I bring my dog?

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

    Purpose:

    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.

    Website
  • PASCAL Hackerspace - Network Forensics: Seek & Pwn

    PASCAL

    PASCAL Hackerspace is proud to announce a new presentation series in which an experienced security researcher, Malcolm, will be guiding us through the intricacies of network forensics!

    Network Forensics Seek and Pwn: capture, investigate, analyze!

    The class will begin with a basic overview of what networks are; from conversations and snail mail to signal processing and radio operations (including ham radio!), ultimately leading into computer networks. We will review each aspect that comprises a network (paying special attention to protocols), how they function and eventually moving on to how they can be exploited! Each week the focus will shift to suit the attendees needs.

    For the second edition of Network Pwnage, we will be diving into Layer
    2: ARP, RARP, GARP, VLAN tags and how to abuse them, cam tables, ARP
    flooding, and how to turn your local switch into a hub for better
    sniffing opportunities.

    As usual, there will be a short (30-40 minute) presentation of
    material and then a hands on lab/experimentation time to put our new
    skills to use. Attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop to play
    along, and to have a VM with Linux (Kali is probably best, but choose your flavor!) or Mac OS as it is generally easier to work with layer 2 on these platforms.

    (I'm going to have to play around a bit to find the right tool set for
    this one, as https://www.monkey.org/~dugsong/dsniff/ is pretty old,
    and there are several people who claim to have taken over the
    project...)
    --Malcolm

    Malcolm is a threat researcher with a major networking and security company, and has been doing networking for way too long. He wants to help other hackers learn the wonderful and weird world of packets, and all the terrible things you can do with them.

    Website
  • Portland Python Pirates - Web Development Using Javascript and Python: Flask Intro

    The Tech Academy

    Join us as we learn to use Python and Flask to add functionality and transform our websites into full web applications.

    Until now we have focused on the web technologies required to build a static website. This week we take things up a notch and start applying that hard earned Python knowledge to build interactive and data-driven features.

    A lot of times there is parking right in front of the building. If this is not the case I recommend trying 1st, 2nd, or 3rd Ave. There are usually spots down that way. Parking isn't free until after 7pm so don't forget to pay! There is also a lot right next door if you don't want to mess with street parking.

    As always feel free to message me or post on Slack if you have any questions. Hope to see you Tuesday!

    * New to our group? Need to join our Slack channel? Looking for free resources? Check out our website @ www.pythonpirates.org for all of that and more!

    Website

Tomorrow

  • Started Wednesday
    Apr 17 2019
    Alchemy Open House to Learn More About Our Code School
    through
    Alchemy Code Lab

    OPEN HOUSE EVERY THURSDAY AT 12:30PM See our program in action! We welcome anyone interested in a software development career to come tour the school. No RSVP needed! Just stop in. We are located across the street from Powell's on 10th. Just come on up to the second floor and say hi! We look forward to meeting you.

    ABOUT ALCHEMY CODE LAB: - Learn from industry professionals. Experience the real world practice of software development in an immersive, in-person, work environment. Your instructors are senior-level developers who share their knowledge and practices to enter the field at an advanced level. - Be supported by teaching assistants and career coaching. A low instructional staff to student ratio of 6 to 1 means you have access to the guidance and help you need to successfully complete our rigorous training. Get prepared and ready to network and connect with the companies that interest you and need your technical skills and experiences. - Get more out of your code school. Go beyond online and video-based programs to launch your career at an accelerated level. With an average starting salary of $75k, our graduates earn 25%-50% more than other schools. - Develop Apps in AppLab. Alchemy helps Portland entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life by developing Apps for them. Graduates get paid to create them and add real project experience to their resume.

    https://www.alchemycodelab.com

    Call 503.445.4575 or email [email protected] with any questions!

    Website
  • Alchemy Open House to Learn More About Our Code School
    through
    Alchemy Code Lab

    OPEN HOUSE EVERY THURSDAY AT 12:30PM See our program in action! We welcome anyone interested in a software development career to come tour the school. No RSVP needed! Just stop in. We are located across the street from Powell's on 10th. Just come on up to the second floor and say hi! We look forward to meeting you.

    ABOUT ALCHEMY CODE LAB: - Learn from industry professionals. Experience the real world practice of software development in an immersive, in-person, work environment. Your instructors are senior-level developers who share their knowledge and practices to enter the field at an advanced level. - Be supported by teaching assistants and career coaching. A low instructional staff to student ratio of 6 to 1 means you have access to the guidance and help you need to successfully complete our rigorous training. Get prepared and ready to network and connect with the companies that interest you and need your technical skills and experiences. - Get more out of your code school. Go beyond online and video-based programs to launch your career at an accelerated level. With an average starting salary of $75k, our graduates earn 25%-50% more than other schools. - Develop Apps in AppLab. Alchemy helps Portland entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life by developing Apps for them. Graduates get paid to create them and add real project experience to their resume.

    https://www.alchemycodelab.com

    Call 503.445.4575 or email [email protected] with any questions!

    Website
  • Alchemy Open House to Learn More About Our Code School
    through
    Alchemy Code Lab

    OPEN HOUSE EVERY THURSDAY AT 12:30PM See our program in action! We welcome anyone interested in a software development career to come tour the school. No RSVP needed! Just stop in. We are located across the street from Powell's on 10th. Just come on up to the second floor and say hi! We look forward to meeting you.

    ABOUT ALCHEMY CODE LAB: - Learn from industry professionals. Experience the real world practice of software development in an immersive, in-person, work environment. Your instructors are senior-level developers who share their knowledge and practices to enter the field at an advanced level. - Be supported by teaching assistants and career coaching. A low instructional staff to student ratio of 6 to 1 means you have access to the guidance and help you need to successfully complete our rigorous training. Get prepared and ready to network and connect with the companies that interest you and need your technical skills and experiences. - Get more out of your code school. Go beyond online and video-based programs to launch your career at an accelerated level. With an average starting salary of $75k, our graduates earn 25%-50% more than other schools. - Develop Apps in AppLab. Alchemy helps Portland entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life by developing Apps for them. Graduates get paid to create them and add real project experience to their resume.

    https://www.alchemycodelab.com

    Call 503.445.4575 or email [email protected] with any questions!

    Website
  • Started Friday
    Apr 19 2019
    PDX Blockchain Week
    through
    multiple venues
    • Kickoff Friday April 19, with the start of a week-long Blockchain Hackathon
    • Several events throughout Portland area
    • Commence Friday, April 26, with showcase of completed Blockchain projects.
    Website
  • Wednesday
    Apr 24 2019
    Hackboat (Hackers on a Boat!)

    FAQ:

    WTF is an unconference? There will be talks, but no formal CFP. Registrants will be asked for potential speaking topics, and we will likely set up some voting mechanism closer to the event to decide which speaking topics will get time on the mic.

    Does this cost money? Yes, $100 for a regular ticket, and premium tickets up to $500.

    Will there be a free hat? Yes, free hat! (for paying attendees only)

    What hours will the boat be cruising? Time on the water has not been 100% finalized, but will likely be around 11am-3pm, with a couple hours docked on both ends where you can hang out on the boat.

    How do I get on the boat? The boat will be docked by the Salmon Street Springs fountain on the Portland waterfront.

    Food? Lunch buffet provided.

    Drinks? There will be a bar.

    Internet? There will be internet, but it will be boat internet.

    Is this an infinitely sized boat? No, there will a limit of 100 people on this boat.

    How much money are you making from this? Ticket costs are structured to just almost cover costs. No one is making money from any of this.

    Can I register with my 31337 h4x0r alias? Sorry, due to strict boat law, your legal name will need to match the boat manifest.

    Are you sure this is a good idea? Too late to back out now. We have the boat, so it's happening either way.

    This FAQ is boring, is there a better one I can read? The official boat FAQ can be found here: https://www.portlandspirit.com/faq.php

    Website
  • Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to HTML & CSS: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy

    The Tech Academy

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course on Introduction to Web design with HTML & CSS. These languages are used to develop the structure and styling of every website.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of these popular technologies - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Probabilistic Programming discussions: Chapter 6 Getting our priorities straight

    Alchemy Code Lab

    We're back to our discussion format so there will be no presentation this month.

    Our topics will be:

    1) Chapter 6: Getting our priorities straight of "Bayesian Methods for Hackers" https://github.com/CamDavidsonPilon/Probabilistic-Programming-and-Bayesian-Methods-for-Hackers Please take a look at it. It's perfectly OK if you are just starting the book. Come with your questions and we will discuss them.

    2) Anything else probabilistic we can think of.

    Website
  • CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - PDX Exploit Workshop

    Hey everybody. Got a bug you just can't land? Is there a recent CVE you've been eyeballing seductively? Just want to brush up on your APPSEC or OPSEC? Do none of the above questions make any sense, but you're interested in computer security?

    PDX Exploit Workshop is the longest running security meetup in Portland (10 years!). It's an open, self driven event for people interested in computer security. Whether you're a novice or career professional, all are welcome. It's always a good time to learn about security!

    We spend this dedicated time each week researching and exploring topics of software and hardware security as well as working on personal and group projects. Occasionally we have presentations on our findings. Bring a willingness to learn, a curiosity about security, and/or a specific area of interest to share with others.

    This group meets in the PDX Hackerspace mainspace which has comfy seating, deluxe wifi (thanks Kyle!), Club Mate soda in the snack shack, and hackable LED displays to play around with.

    p.s. This event is open to everyone! No ^H membership is required to attend. All are welcome. That means you!

    Website

Next two weeks

  • Started Wednesday
    Apr 17 2019
    Alchemy Open House to Learn More About Our Code School
    through
    Alchemy Code Lab

    OPEN HOUSE EVERY THURSDAY AT 12:30PM See our program in action! We welcome anyone interested in a software development career to come tour the school. No RSVP needed! Just stop in. We are located across the street from Powell's on 10th. Just come on up to the second floor and say hi! We look forward to meeting you.

    ABOUT ALCHEMY CODE LAB: - Learn from industry professionals. Experience the real world practice of software development in an immersive, in-person, work environment. Your instructors are senior-level developers who share their knowledge and practices to enter the field at an advanced level. - Be supported by teaching assistants and career coaching. A low instructional staff to student ratio of 6 to 1 means you have access to the guidance and help you need to successfully complete our rigorous training. Get prepared and ready to network and connect with the companies that interest you and need your technical skills and experiences. - Get more out of your code school. Go beyond online and video-based programs to launch your career at an accelerated level. With an average starting salary of $75k, our graduates earn 25%-50% more than other schools. - Develop Apps in AppLab. Alchemy helps Portland entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life by developing Apps for them. Graduates get paid to create them and add real project experience to their resume.

    https://www.alchemycodelab.com

    Call 503.445.4575 or email [email protected] with any questions!

    Website
  • Alchemy Open House to Learn More About Our Code School
    through
    Alchemy Code Lab

    OPEN HOUSE EVERY THURSDAY AT 12:30PM See our program in action! We welcome anyone interested in a software development career to come tour the school. No RSVP needed! Just stop in. We are located across the street from Powell's on 10th. Just come on up to the second floor and say hi! We look forward to meeting you.

    ABOUT ALCHEMY CODE LAB: - Learn from industry professionals. Experience the real world practice of software development in an immersive, in-person, work environment. Your instructors are senior-level developers who share their knowledge and practices to enter the field at an advanced level. - Be supported by teaching assistants and career coaching. A low instructional staff to student ratio of 6 to 1 means you have access to the guidance and help you need to successfully complete our rigorous training. Get prepared and ready to network and connect with the companies that interest you and need your technical skills and experiences. - Get more out of your code school. Go beyond online and video-based programs to launch your career at an accelerated level. With an average starting salary of $75k, our graduates earn 25%-50% more than other schools. - Develop Apps in AppLab. Alchemy helps Portland entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life by developing Apps for them. Graduates get paid to create them and add real project experience to their resume.

    https://www.alchemycodelab.com

    Call 503.445.4575 or email [email protected] with any questions!

    Website
  • Alchemy Open House to Learn More About Our Code School
    through
    Alchemy Code Lab

    OPEN HOUSE EVERY THURSDAY AT 12:30PM See our program in action! We welcome anyone interested in a software development career to come tour the school. No RSVP needed! Just stop in. We are located across the street from Powell's on 10th. Just come on up to the second floor and say hi! We look forward to meeting you.

    ABOUT ALCHEMY CODE LAB: - Learn from industry professionals. Experience the real world practice of software development in an immersive, in-person, work environment. Your instructors are senior-level developers who share their knowledge and practices to enter the field at an advanced level. - Be supported by teaching assistants and career coaching. A low instructional staff to student ratio of 6 to 1 means you have access to the guidance and help you need to successfully complete our rigorous training. Get prepared and ready to network and connect with the companies that interest you and need your technical skills and experiences. - Get more out of your code school. Go beyond online and video-based programs to launch your career at an accelerated level. With an average starting salary of $75k, our graduates earn 25%-50% more than other schools. - Develop Apps in AppLab. Alchemy helps Portland entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life by developing Apps for them. Graduates get paid to create them and add real project experience to their resume.

    https://www.alchemycodelab.com

    Call 503.445.4575 or email [email protected] with any questions!

    Website
  • Started Friday
    Apr 19 2019
    PDX Blockchain Week
    through
    multiple venues
    • Kickoff Friday April 19, with the start of a week-long Blockchain Hackathon
    • Several events throughout Portland area
    • Commence Friday, April 26, with showcase of completed Blockchain projects.
    Website
  • Thursday
    Apr 25 2019
    ISACA Session: Identification, Pursuit and Prosecution of a Cyber Criminal

    Identification, Pursuit and Prosecution of a Cyber Criminal: Inside Perspectives from the Oregon FBI and Oregon District Attorney

    ISACA has brought together our top law and legal enforcement arms, the Oregon FBI and the Oregon State Attorney to highlight the skills, tools, and techniques used in the identification, pursuit, and prosecution of cyber crime within and beyond the borders of Oregon.

    As cyber crime continues to grow at pace faster than businesses can address, effective partnering with our State law and legal teams is required in effectively utilizing limited resources and funds to address this risk.

    Join the top experts in our State as they discuss the personnel, process, and technology approaches used to combat this growing epidemic and understand how business and individuals can partner effectively with the FBI and our top law enforcement teams in identifying, pursuing, and prosecuting cyber criminals.

    Speakers:

    George Chamberlin FBI, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Portland Field Office

    Bill Williams U.S. State Attorney and Chief Federal Law Enforcement, Portland Field Office

    Scott Bradford Assistant U.S. Attorney, US Department of Justice, Portland Office

    Quinn Harrington Assistant U.S. Attorney, US Department of Justice, Portland Office

    AGENDA:

    8:30am - 9:00am: Registration and Check-In

    9:00am - 12:00 pm Presentations

    Please note that lunch will not be provided. We will provide coffee and refreshments.

    3 CPE

    Cost: Early bird before 3/31: ISACA Members: $45.00 Non Members $65.00

    After 3/31: ISACA Members: $60.00 Non Members $80.00

    Parking will be validated by the Port of Portland. Event is in the Port Board Room.

    Website
  • A Digital Marketing Toolkit for Your Business

    Hatch Innovation

    Find your new best customers by building a digital marketing plan that focuses on the goals, campaigns, and tactics that work best for you. From websites to social media to email marketing and advertising, it's easy to feel overwhelmed and hard to see what is really driving sales.

    With 10 years experience in digital marketing strategy, in both small businesses and nonprofits, Lyndal Frazier-Cairns will teach you how to separate the must-haves from the nice-to-haves, and double down on the marketing that works for you.

    In addition to this intensive training, you will also take away a full, personalized marketing plan that includes best practices, your goals, and the steps you need to take to make your business plans come to fruition. Your clients are looking for what you do. Let's help them find you.

    Large Organization or Business Pricing: $149 Small Organization or Nonprofit Pricing (less than 10 people): $99

    Portland Underground Grad School (PUGS) offers courses and workshops that facilitate your becoming who you want to be. Taught by local experts, they are filled with smart, interesting, and motivated Portlanders. We believe that a quality education is key to personal and societal transformation.

    Add this event to your Google Calendar

    Website
  • A Digital Marketing Toolkit for Your Business

    HatchLab PDX

    Find your new best customers by building a digital marketing plan that focuses on the goals, campaigns, and tactics that work best for you. From websites to social media to email marketing and advertising, it's easy to feel overwhelmed and hard to see what is really driving sales.

    With 10 years experience in digital marketing strategy, in both small businesses and nonprofits, Lyndal Frazier-Cairns will teach you how to separate the must-haves from the nice-to-haves, and double down on the marketing that works for you.

    In addition to this intensive training, you will also take away a full, personalized marketing plan that includes best practices, your goals, and the steps you need to take to make your business plans come to fruition. Your clients are looking for what you do. Let's help them find you.


    Lyndal Frazier-Cairns has been helping small businesses and nonprofits tell their stories since 2000. Among her fondest memories are: A million-strong Facebook activist movement to save the Queensland AIDS Council's ad campaign; supporting 15 indigenous young people get their start in journalism; putting an undies-clad butt on the rear of a San Francisco bus; and that time she scolded a mobster for being rude.

    Website
  • IT Employer Panel & Workshop

    WorkSource Vancouver

    Looking for a job in technology? Come to this event to learn how to WOW the employer! Featuring a guest employer panel and further guidance on navigating the job search and networking process. Please register on Eventbrite using the link below.

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/learn-how-to-wow-tech-employers-tickets-59124791844

    Website
  • Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to Python: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy

    The Tech Academy

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course providing an introduction to Python. Python is a popular programming language for general-purpose programming. It is particularly easy to learn for those new to coding.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of this popular computer language - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Alchemy Open House to Learn More About Our Code School

    Alchemy Code Lab

    OPEN HOUSE EVERY THURSDAY AT 12:30PM See our program in action! We welcome anyone interested in a software development career to come tour the school. No RSVP needed! Just stop in. We are located across the street from Powell's on 10th. Just come on up to the second floor and say hi! We look forward to meeting you.

    ABOUT ALCHEMY CODE LAB: - Learn from industry professionals. Experience the real world practice of software development in an immersive, in-person, work environment. Your instructors are senior-level developers who share their knowledge and practices to enter the field at an advanced level. - Be supported by teaching assistants and career coaching. A low instructional staff to student ratio of 6 to 1 means you have access to the guidance and help you need to successfully complete our rigorous training. Get prepared and ready to network and connect with the companies that interest you and need your technical skills and experiences. - Get more out of your code school. Go beyond online and video-based programs to launch your career at an accelerated level. With an average starting salary of $75k, our graduates earn 25%-50% more than other schools. - Develop Apps in AppLab. Alchemy helps Portland entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life by developing Apps for them. Graduates get paid to create them and add real project experience to their resume.

    https://www.alchemycodelab.com

    Call 503.445.4575 or email [email protected] with any questions!

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  • Ask A Dev - Ask A Dev Portland

    Free mentoring from local programmers.

    Whether you're a new programmer, a veteran exploring a new language, or a tech-adverse soul lost in a sea of WYSIWYG site generators, we're here to help. Join us for a few hours every other week as we answer your frustrations.

    Website
  • #FullStackPDX : April : Critique

    AltSource HQ

    Tickets can be purchased at Meetup.com

    Website
  • IFD Master Workshop – Building The Dream: Transforming Ideas into Reality

    Building the Dream: Transforming Ideas into Reality, a workshop with global sales, marketing, and product management executive, Jim Chi.

    How to do I make this? Join us for a nuts-and-bolts look at how to turn your idea into a reality. As you prototype a product then scale to go to market, how do you approach manufacturing and operations? Learn what costs to factor in, from financing to procurement of materials and distribution. We’ll closely examine sourcing, supply chain management, manufacturing and more. You don’t get to re-price something after you go to market. Learn to approach this the right way, with a comprehensive assessment of all costs, including planning for additional factors that didn’t quite pan out.

    Global sales, marketing and product management executive, Jim Chi, has held leadership roles with notable brands and retailers like Nike, Home Depot, and Mohawk Industries. Jim started his career in product development and has led teams in marketing, sales, global sourcing, product management and operations. The key to his success across multiple industries has been using analytic-driven decisions as the foundation for creative business solutions. He is a firm believer in balancing the art of product creation and the science of product management. Currently working with early-stage apparel brands, Jim also consults for private equity firms restructuring and scaling up brands in their portfolio.

    This workshop will take place at the Wacom Experience Center.

    This workshop is produced and hosted by Inside Fashion Design - www.insidefashiondesign.net

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  • NBI Startup Showcase Panel Event: Building your MVP

    Colab Coworking

    COME OUT AND GET YOUR MVP ON.

    Launching a minimum viable product (MVP) can be confusing and there don’t seem to be any direct answers. Are there strategies? Are there vendors? Are there tools that can help simplify this massively complex process. NBI has pulled together some great local startups who have built their MVP’s and will talk about their process and how they got it done!

    Each panelist will give a short presentation about their business and then settle into a panel event where you, the audience can ask direct questions specific to your journey.

    Come out and hear: • Josh Engelbrecht of ToolBelt - an innovative software company for the construction Industry • Alex Zehnbacht of Dripio – an IOT smart garden platform designed to deliver the right individual needs to each plant • Jason Bennet of UNNA - a HIPAA compliant Cloud Platform for connected-health products/services

    Come join us for a great night with other local ambitious and talented people.

    SCHEDULE 6:00 pm Check-In and Networking 7:00 pm Panel Begins 8:00 pm Networking 8:30 pm Close up shop

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  • PASCAL Hackerspace - Hack2Learn: Hackers, Assemble!

    226 SE Madison St

    **NOTE**

    While we will continue to work on the microcorruption CTF for the next several Hack2Learn workshops, the next meetup we are going to take a side quest and focus on a very special challenge involving hardware. It will be our first crack at embedded device security as a group. For more details- come see PASCAL next Thursday!

    END NOTE

    Hack2Learn is a bi-monthly CTF (capture the flag) meetup hosted at PASCAL in Portland, OR. PASCAL is an organization of equal opportunity hackers, and we will be introducing you to various types of reverse engineering and binary challenges that you might face at any level, and at any time in the fields of information security and technology as a whole, for fun or profit.
    Hacker/Tech culture and community can sometimes be a bit (or a byte ^_^) off-putting, especially to those trying to figure out what exactly it is, what we are and what we do. During this meetup at PASCAL, we welcome n00bs with open arms! Never competed in a CTF challenge before? Never even heard of CTFs? Do you have a strong desire to learn & teach alongside peers? GOOD!! You will fit right in at Hack2Learn!

    For the next several Hack2Learn workshops, we will be taking a crack at Assembly-focused CTF (Capture The Flag) and reversing challenges, specifically microcorruption. MrDe4d will start by giving a short presentation on a particular aspect of the theory behind ASM (last time we talked about ISRs in MSP430 MCUs). The goal of the presentation prior to the challenge is to (hopefully) help everyone in attendance to gain theoretical as well as practical knowledge.
    Being able to gain control of system memory is a powerful skill, and is a gateway to understanding memory structure, how data is accessed and processed, how the OS, CPU and programs interface with one another and ultimately how to pwn. Throughout the series we will cover basic syntax, instructions, conditions, and more! As we dive deeper into each aspect of the challenges, we will continue to reiterate what has been covered with Assembly- we expect questions to be frequent and recurring. It is absolutely OK to ask the same thing more than once; PASCAL Hack2Learn is a friendly learning environment!
    H2L has two major goals: for everyone to capture the flags, and to learn to reverse. This is not a workshop focused on learning a tool (though we do use Cutter), rather it is designed to get attendees thinking logically, critically & to get everyone accustomed to being uncomfortable and not knowing the answer.
    As we will be focusing on microcorruption CTF challenges for the next several workshops, it is not necessary to have Cutter or any other debugger installed. Microcorruption has its own web based debugger that is very easy to learn and use!

    Questions? Email [masked] or get on the PASCAL Discord and interact with other PDX hackers (ask for invite).

    Website
  • UX Writing Meetup Inaugural Event

    eBay

    We have an awesome venue: eBay will be our host for the night, with appetizers, beer & wine, and non-alcoholic beverages.

    Join us for our first UX Writers Meetup in Portland, led by Kathryn Strauss, the Organizer for the San Francisco UX Writers Meetup.

    We'll explore the world of UX writing, help define some confusing roles & terms, practice our skills, and find out what everyone is interested in!

    Can't wait to see you there!

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  • BSD Pizza Night

    A meeting of folks interested in Copy Free licenses, primarily BSD operating systems. We get together eat pizza, drink beer, and talk about what interesting things have been going on.

  • CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House

    Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer.

    We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

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  • PDX Python and Pyladies PDX Present Monthly Presentation Night

    Come join us for Pythonic talks!

    Note temporary Venue Change to Alchemy Labs. 7PM start time

    This month:

    • Light Up Your Life - With Python and LEDs! by Nina Zakharenko

    Python opens a whole new world of working with wearable electronics. MicroPython and CircuitPython are Python variants that can run with just 256k of storage space and 16k of RAM. Learn how to program LEDs with Python, to light up your life with code and creativity

    • Lessons Learned During Advent of Code 2018 by Chris Freeman

    Advent of Code is an Advent calendar of small programming puzzles. All AoC puzzles have a solution "that complete in at most 15 seconds on ten-year-old hardware". In this talk, Chris will cover strategies and lessons learning during the 2018 AoC to reach this goal using Python.

    About our speakers:

    Nina Zakharenko is a Cloud Developer Advocate at Microsoft, focusing on Python. Before joining Microsoft, she was a Senior Software Engineer with over a decade of experience writing software for companies like Reddit, Meetup, and HBO. In her spare time, she enjoys snowboarding, hiking, and tinkering with wearable electronics from her home base in Portland, OR.

    Chris is a freelance computer engineer and software developer. In his spare time, he can be found answering Python question on Treehouse Community forum.

    April Venue - Alchemy Code Lab! 30 NW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97227

    Special thanks to Alchemy for stepping up to host us this month

    Please note this event opens at 6:30 and talks start at 7pm!

    Join us afterwards at The Quality Bar 931 SW Oak St 97205 to continue the discussion over a beverage.

    Do you have something you'd like to share? Email us ([email protected]).

    Website
  • Friday
    Apr 26 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to JavaScript: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy

    The Tech Academy

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course on Introduction to JavaScript. JavaScript is universally recognized as a foundational language. It is present in every platform imaginable: like browsers, mobile, and desktop applications.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of these popular technologies - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Anatomy of a Computer -- Great for kids!

    Free Geek

    This workshop is an introduction to computer hardware. Students will identify basic components of a desktop and laptop computer, learn what role each part plays, and identify where those parts go inside the computer. Students learn what makes a computer “a computer” and a basic framework for computer safety and troubleshooting.

    No prior knowledge is necessary.

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  • AgilePDX User Group - Portland Metro - AgilePDX Westside: Managing Conflict Between Two People that Aren't You.

    Please RSVP on our Meetup page to reserve your spot: https://www.meetup.com/AgilePDX-User-Group-Portland-Metro/events/260162501/
    If you are unable to attend, please update your RSVP to open your seat for another attendee.

    Where there are people, there are conflicts. What do you do when the people around you are fighting? Shut the door? (Oh, open office) Hope it will go away? (Please, Please I've got a deadline) So, how do you manage conflict between two people who aren't you?

    Join us April 26 to discuss constructive ways to think about, work with and maybe even help resolve the conflict around us.

  • Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Tech Talk: JavaScript Frontend Tools

    The Tech Academy

    Guest Speaker: Eric Biewener, Senior Fullstack Developer at Talentpair

    Eric will be going over JavaScript frontend tools like the NPM ( Node.js package manager) package system for Javascript and the require()/ import syntax for importing JavaScript files.

    Please join us on this Tech Talk and learn about these tools that are in demand in the market place.

    12:45 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
    1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

    Please RSVP

    Website
  • Saturday
    Apr 27 2019
    Command Line Basics

    Free Geek

    The command line is a tool for typing computer commands, instead of clicking menus or buttons.

    Learning the command line is a great way to get familiar with core concepts of programming. Students will learn the basic parts of a command, listing, linking, tab completion, file system structure, and more, for the Linux command line.

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  • Making a Movie

    Free Geek

    Are you an aspiring filmmaker? Are you interested in free, open source filmmaking software?

    Take a journey through the process of making a movie from the first stages of planning all the way through editing and adding in sound effects! This class gives you an overview of the various programs that will help you make your own movie and offers some quick tips using them.

    This class will provide you with video and audio samples to get hands-on practice with programs like Audacity for audio editing, Kdenlive for film editing, Fountain for screenwriting, and Storyboarder for storyboarding!

    Website
  • Handball - All Welcome

    Are you a professional handball player or have you ever wanted to try the sport? If you've played before, join us for a fun round of games. If you're new, it's easy to learn and have a good time.

    Here's a clip of how the game works and hopefully inspire you to join us for a great workout. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ak0ew52hM0

    We'll be playing the shelter at Greenway Park next to Greenway Elementary.

    Website
  • PASCAL Hackerspace - Tools That Pwn: A Hacker Symposium

    PASCAL

    This Saturday at PASCAL we are offering a Hacker Symposium of sorts, featuring a few handy tools of the trade as well as two major frameworks often used in developing exploits and attacking systems or networks. We will be surveying several of the tools that are part of Kali, and easy to install on any Debian derived distro. It seems many folks, sometimes even the professionals already hip deep in the field of tech, are unaware of the power their packages wield! The wild hacker kidz at PASCAL are going to show you how to get started with packaged/pre-loaded tools like Burp Suite, Binwalk, Wireshark, Kismet and will also provide you with an overview of the Metasploit and Volatility frameworks. Come take your first step with Reverse Engineering at PASCAL using Binwalk! Excuse yourself and set up a proxy with Burp Suite! Breath deep and sniff packets with Kismet! Enjoy these puns and more, in person with Cylon and the rest of the misfit hackers of PDX!

    We will set aside time to answer questions, and hold demonstrations of each utility discussed. This is all about what YOU want to learn!! Questions? please email Cylon--> [masked]. PASCAL also has a Discord server as means of communication regarding upcoming events, news in infosec and memes (inquire within).
    If you RSVP and are no longer able to make it, please do take the time to change your RSVP so that someone else may attend, even if it is only an hour before! Thanks!

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  • Sunday
    Apr 28 2019
    ML4ALL Conference 2019
    through
    The Bossanova Ballroom

    ML4ALL is a two day conference​ focusing on machine learning, to be held in Portland, Oregon on April 28-30, 2019.

    The goal of the ML4ALL Conference​ is to make applied machine learning accessible to the average software developer​ or enthusiast.

    We believe that machine learning should be viewed as a core competency for software developers, and will be a pervasive and essential aspect of almost all human-computer interaction in the near future.

    The ML4ALL community wishes democratize machine learning​, highlighting smaller and more mundane use cases, bringing the technology out of the ivory towers​ of top tier tech companies and universities, and into the hands of everyday developers.

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  • AgilePDX User Group - Portland Metro - Lean Coffee in the North

    Please RSVP on our Meetup page to reserve your spot: https://www.meetup.com/AgilePDX-User-Group-Portland-Metro/events/259348182/
    If you are unable to attend, please update your RSVP to open your seat for another attendee.

    Join us for coffee/tea or beverage of your choice and fun discussions about how to overcome challenges we face or to share about Agile-inspired and other topics we agree or disagree with. This event is aimed at getting people in the North and NE areas of Portland and Vancouver together to facilitate discussions. It's not exclusive to people that live in the North and NE, just closer to those parts of the city to make it easier to come out.

    We'll spend the first few minutes gathering discussion ideas, then roll right into the smooth easy cadence of the lively chatter.

    If you aren't going to be able to make it, please update your RSVP so that we know how many to expect.

    Parking:
    Use the Gotham Building Parking lot on the corner of N Page St and N Borthwick Ave.

    Building Entry:
    Entry to the building is best through the door by Little Gotham Coffee. We'll have someone meeting on time attendees at the door. For those that run a few minutes late due to traffic or other reasons out of your control, there will be directions at the door on how to contact someone to let you in.

    Weather Policy:
    Cancellations will be posted on MeetUp and Calagater 3 hours before event time. We will not have the event in ice, or snowy conditions.

    Percipio Consulting Group is opening up their offices to host this event.

    Percipio is a business consulting firm that helps companies identify opportunities for improvement and successfully implement meaningful changes. That means more efficient processes, shored-up controls, a technology solution that really works for you, or all of the above. They have helped many companies, both Fortune 500 and mid-sized, navigate complex projects by truly understanding business needs and defining up front what success will look like.

    New to Lean Coffee?

    It's a great way to have real, focused dialogue and we often discuss matters of agile, lean and such - but anything goes. As far as the mechanics, here's the format we'll follow:

    Step 1: Everybody writes down proposed topics on stickies, placing them in the center of the table. Take as much time as needed, but typically takes only 3-5 minutes (or whenever coffee is ready).

    Step 2: Each topic is briefly described by its writer to get a flavor for the subject (15-30 seconds typically per sticky).

    Step 3: Each person gets five votes which they indicate by marking the voted-for sticky with their Sharpie. Mark with a plus + if you agree with the topic and want to discuss it, or a minus - if you disagree and want to discuss it, mark it with a dot if you want to hear the discussion and maybe join in. You can put all votes on one, one across many, however you feel. Each mark counts as one vote.

    Step 4: The top vote-getting stickies are placed in the ToDo column, ordered by the stickies with the most votes at the top. In an Agile fashion, we'll use groupings of ToDo, Doing, Done and Lessons learned.

    Step 5: Each of these stickies are discussed for 5 minutes, most votes first. The facilitator takes a quick "Cesar" (thumbs up/down) vote at the five-minute timer, and she moves on for three more minutes if the discussion still has majority interest. When complete, move the sticky over to the Done column. Rinse and repeat.

    Step 6: wrap-up thoughts at the end - what one idea or person did you most enjoy, then break for home/drinks/cover.

  • Monday
    Apr 29 2019
    Free Code Camp Portland - Free Code Camp PDX Hangout

    Welcome campers! We meet every Monday at Phase2 This is a laid back study/networking session. Bring your laptops and questions . All levels of experience welcome. www.freecodecamp.com

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  • Open Source Peer Mentoring (Monday Python, for Python JavaScript, Django, React and all open source)

    PDX Code Guild

    We normally have 12- 24 attendees - some people register on Meetup, others show up every week or see the event on Calagator. All are welcome. Pizza and beverages are served. Parking is free!

    Bring your laptop. Learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. This group focuses on Python, Django, JavaScript, jQuery, SQL, CSS and HTML. Other languages are welcome.

    This week we will do introductions at 6:20 then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

    Set aside one night a week to become a better developer, pick up new skills, and get help with your projects and learning. We'll have mentors on hand and a community of other learners to meet and work with.

    This event is beginner friendly, we can help get you started with programming, support your online learning, or just talk about where you are at and what comes next.

    Free parking! Save this number in case you need help finding us: (541) 602-6215 We are at 2828 SW Corbett Ave #208, inside the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

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  • PASCAL Hackerspace - Build2Learn: Build It, And They Will Pwn.

    PASCAL

    Welcome to PASCAL Hackerspace's newest hands-on workshop: Build2Learn!

    The general idea of the Build2Learn twice-monthly sessions is to take several categories of tools, analyze their functionality, and re-implement them using your language of choice.

    The goal is not to present a tutorial. The goal is to have discussion around the process of breaking the problem down into specific use cases and requirements, i.e. tasks that can be more easily implemented.

    The core goal of programming is problem solving, the aim here is to facilitate and encourage this skill.

    There will be a focus on performing code review and encouraging people to demo their progress to the group.

    Session_0 will focus on the following:

    >Help individuals set up their development environment
    >Make sure that the git workflow is well understood
    >Help with a language selection
    Note: while there will not be any prescribed languages,we suggest
    either python or javascript. This is not to deter the use of other
    languages. Just to suggest that there may be more help available using
    something listed above.
    >Help users install git for their operating system
    >Help users create a github account and setup git to use it
    >Help users install language and tooling (if needed)
    >Help users install text editor and discuss the merits of different options

    For more information, please visit-https://randy5235.github.io/build2learn/ or view the current repository directly on Github here: https://github.com/randy5235/build2learn . The purpose of this repository is to provide a resource for documentation and source code for the Build2Learn session(s) at PASCAL Hackerspace.

    For questions regarding PASCAL Hackerspace and events hosted there in general, please email [masked]. For questions regarding Build2Learn, please reach out to Randy here on Meetup! He can be found here: https://www.meetup.com/members/10974695/

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  • Tuesday
    Apr 30 2019
    PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Experienced Women In Tech

    Corvel

    Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-experienced-women-in-tech-tickets-58438430920] is required to gain entry to this event

    Are you a woman with 15 or more years of experience working in technology? Do you want to spend time with other women in tech who understand your point of view as someone who has been in this industry for awhile? PDXWIT’s Experienced Women in Tech events work to foster a community for women like you.

    Join us April 30th at Corvel, where we will talk about effective communication styles, help attendees understand communication across the gender continuum, and identify traits that build credibility and those that act to its detriment. The featured speaker for the evening is Laura Dominic who practices jury consulting professionally and gives talks on communications styles regularly. The event will involve a presentation and roundtable discussions based on communication style. Join us for this engaging dive into communication!

    Agenda:

    5:30 pm - Doors open

    6:00 pm - Introduction

    6:15pm - Presentation/Discussion Begins

    7:00 pm - Networking

    7:30 pm - Event Ends

    Event FAQ

    Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

    A: Yes

    Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

    A: Yes

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

    A: Yes

    Q: What is the parking situation?

    A: There is parking directly under the US Bank Tower for a fee. Note one entrance at 5th & Pine has a height limit and there is additional parking entrances off of 4th and off of Pine.

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

    A: Attendees should enter the 2nd floor via the glass staircase in the Plaza atrium or via the Plaza elevator. It is a secure suite and access will occur after checking in for the event. Enter this address on your navigation system to get you to the Plaza entrance location:

    555 Southwest Oak Street (US Bank Corp “Big Pink” building) Suite 200 Portland, OR 97204

    Q: Is there secured bike parking?

    A: Yes

    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.

    Purpose:

    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.

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  • Donut.js April 2019

    Alchemy Code Lab

    Donut.js is a monthly meet-up in Portland, OR with a handful of wonderful talks on tech, creativity, community, and the places they come together.

    Schedule

    • 6:00 — Arrive, socialize, eat tasty donuts and snacks!
    • 6:30 — Opening Remarks
    • 6:45 — Kate LaForge — Buried in My Laptop Like a CIA Agent: Building Healthcare Technology for People Who Hate It
    • 7:00 — 10-minute break
    • 7:10 — Nisha Kumar — Teching While Mom
    • 7:25 — 10-minute break
    • 7:35 — Andrew Hedges — The Worst Decision I Made at Apple (And What We Can Learn from It)
    • 7:50 — Meet people and eat more donuts!

    Details

    • $10 or $0 in advance at https://donutjs.club/ or at the door. We take cards.
    • Nametags and pronoun stickers will be available at check-in.
    • Donut.js logo stickers and enamel pins also available at check-in.
    • All talks are live-captioned by Mirabai Knight of Steno Knight.
    • Two all-gender, stall-only restrooms are available.
    • Event is on the second floor. Elevator is available.
    • 3.5′-wide physical access lanes will be taped on the floor throughout the venue.
    • We'll have donuts! We have donuts for omnivores from Delicious Donuts and combination gluten-free-vegan donuts from Back to Eden Bakery.
    • A few other snacks (pretzels, vegan+gluten-free chips) will be available.
    • LaCroix soda and water will be available.
    • We have a Code of Conduct and require that all staff, speakers, attendees, and venue staff abide by it: https://donutjs.club/conduct/
    • A hard copy of our Code of Conduct will be posted at the check-in, by the refreshments, and in each of the bathrooms.

    Our Nonprofit Beneficiary

    Our proceeds each quarter go to a local non-profit. In April, June, and July, we are raising money for Community Vision, whose mission is to make Oregon a place where disabled people can live, work, and thrive in the communities of their choice.

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  • Tools to Help Automate Software Installation and Maintenance

    There are some great tools to help us install programs on new machines, and to keep them updated. We will cover 3 of them:

    • Ninite
    • PatchMyPC
    • Chocolatey with BoxStarter

    Come and see some great tools to help us install programs on new machines, and to keep them updated.

    We will look at:

    • IT professional use as well as end user use
    • Paid and free versions (if they exist)
    • Scheduling updates
    • Some scripting
    • Automating both initial installation and updating
    • We will demo the programs and answer questions.

    Presented by
    Steve Shank: Is the founder and owner of Oregon Computer Solutions. He has been keeping clients' computers safe and profitable for over 30 years.

    David Cornelius: Is the founder of Cornelius Concepts, LLC. He is a software developer creating custom business applications, writing retail point-of-sale plugins, and integrating disparate systems

    RSVP on Meetup

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  • Wednesday
    May 1 2019
    PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT)How to Study for a Technical Interview

    Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwithow-to-study-for-a-technical-interview-tickets-58876651650 is required to gain entry to this event

    Interviewing for a new job can be a stressful proposition. It is hard to know what to expect and even how to prepare for it. Each company evaluates its candidates differently. Luckily, some upfront investment and preparation can really go a long way in helping you distinguish yourself from the rest of the candidates. In this seminar led by an engineering leader at Elemental, we will cover some common interviewing practices for technical interviews and what you may be able to do to get ready. We plan to cover many beneficial topics:

    • Morning preparation, attire, mindset

    • Preparation for the non-technical parts

    • How to study for the coding interview

    • How to execute the coding test

    Due to the level of interaction required, attendance will be capped at 40. Never fear: we will be organizing this same event bi-monthly because we want everyone to have access to this session!

    Agenda:

    5:00 p.m. - Doors open

    5:15 p.m. - Introduction

    5:30 p.m. - Session begins

    6:30 p.m. - Session ends

    Event FAQ

    Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

    A: No.

    Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

    A: Yes.

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

    A: Yes, appetizers and nonalcoholic drinks will be provided.

    Q: What is the parking situation?

    A: No on-site parking available at this event.

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

    A: The entrance for AWS Elemental is on SW Broadway, between Jefferson & Columbia, on the opposite side of the street from Raven & Rose.

    Q: Is there secured bike parking?

    A: No secured bike parking available at this event.

    Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

    A: Yes, taking public transportation to this event is recommended. The event is conveniently located near MAX and bus lines.

    Q: Can I bring my dog?

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

    Purpose:

    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.

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  • CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - PDX Exploit Workshop

    Hey everybody. Got a bug you just can't land? Is there a recent CVE you've been eyeballing seductively? Just want to brush up on your APPSEC or OPSEC? Do none of the above questions make any sense, but you're interested in computer security?

    PDX Exploit Workshop is the longest running security meetup in Portland (10 years!). It's an open, self driven event for people interested in computer security. Whether you're a novice or career professional, all are welcome. It's always a good time to learn about security!

    We spend this dedicated time each week researching and exploring topics of software and hardware security as well as working on personal and group projects. Occasionally we have presentations on our findings. Bring a willingness to learn, a curiosity about security, and/or a specific area of interest to share with others.

    This group meets in the PDX Hackerspace mainspace which has comfy seating, deluxe wifi (thanks Kyle!), Club Mate soda in the snack shack, and hackable LED displays to play around with.

    p.s. This event is open to everyone! No ^H membership is required to attend. All are welcome. That means you!

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  • Thursday
    May 2 2019
    One-on-One Community Tech Appointment

    Free Geek

    Have a Computer Question? Book today for one-on-one tech help! Learn valuable computer skills, find answers to your questions, and get technical advice through an appointment with a Free Geek volunteer mentor. This is a free, volunteer-powered service. When registering, you must sign a release to participate.

    Details and What to Bring: Please bring your device (laptop and power cord, or desktop tower only) and request an Equipment Pass when you arrive. Volunteers may be able to help with smartphones and tablets based on capacity.

    What Can I Get Help With?

    Using your Linux computer Running updates Installing software LibreOffice help Accessing and using the internet Troubleshoot a computer problem Start using privacy and safety tools like a password manager or VPN And more!

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  • The WHAT, WHEN & HOW of starting, growing and sustaining your business

    HatchLab PDX

    Starting and growing a business is not an intuitive process. But there IS a process. One of the tricks is understanding what your business needs most at a given point in time, so that you can prioritize where to spend your time and energy and maximize the results you want to achieve. One way to do that is to understand what stage of business you are in.

    So, what stage of business are you in? Are your current priorities and actions in alignment with what your business really needs right now? If not, you could be spending a lot of time and energy on the wrong things. It may sound simple, but the fact is that many businesses make the mistake of investing too much in the wrong things at the wrong time, or event the right things at the wrong time. And those can be expensive mistakes.

    For example, the needs of a fledgling startup are different from a business that is scaling to accommodate growth. Taking the time to understand the stages of business development is critical to making strategic decisions and avoiding costly delays that can hold your business back. When you know where you stand, you will save time, money and energy by understanding what stage of business you are in, and what to focus on to get to your next milestone.

    In this hands-on workshop, we'll focus on some of the earlier stages that small businesses go through, and why some stages require more focus on marketing and sales, while others require an investment in systems, operations, or HR. Understanding the evolving needs of your business can help you anticipate (and budget for!) important investments of time and money that will help your business grow, one manageable stage at a time.

    Takeaways from this workshop include:

    -Understand the stages of business development, and how this impacts your ability to succeed -Identify what stage of business you are in, and how to set realistic, achievable business goals -Learn how to anticipate your business needs over time and better plan for growth -Opportunities to get hot seach coaching on your individual business challenges

    Are you a coach, consultant, freelancer or small business that wants to grow? Do you find it a challenge to prioritize where to spend your time, energy and money in your business? Do you feel a pressure to work on "everything, all the time" in your business? Would you like to be able to anticipate and plan ahead so you can pace yourself and feel more in control of your business growth? This workshop is for you!

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  • Pitch Club Beaverton

    Pitch Club is an ongoing monthly series where entrepreneurs can practice their pitch and receive feedback from their peers and TiE Oregon Charter Members including TiE Angels.

    Tom Kingsley, TiE Oregon Charter Member moderated the event and creates a dynamic and safe environment for you to receive feedback on your pitch - sales pitch, concept pitch, or investor pitch!

    Participants are given the opportunity to role-play being an investor to other entrepreneurs giving them a better understanding of what the investors are looking for.

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  • CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House

    Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer.

    We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

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  • Friday
    May 3 2019
    DevOps Training with Simulation Portland

    This highly interactive, instructor-led simulation is a high-impact, energetic way to accelerate understanding, involvement, and acceptance of DevOps and Agile, Lean, ITIL® best practice in your organization. It helps accelerate the adoption of DevOps across the enterprise, while successfully turning DevOps opponents into advocates. By helping to clearly communicate the DevOps case for change, it creates shared understanding and commitment towards Development and Operations working together as a high-performing team. This unique experiential learning approach causes breakthrough understanding and transforms learning into an engaging, fun, and memorable shared experience.

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  • CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - Patch-up at Latch-up

    More info here: https://fossi-foundation.org/latchup/#timvideoshackfest

    Instead of RSVPing on Meetup, you can fill out this short form here: https://forms.gle/sSkXuoTvRyMqhqca8

    All are welcome. See you there!

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  • Commodore Computer Club

    The Commodore Computer Club meetings are open to anyone with an interest in Commodore technology. (Commodore 64, Amiga computers, etc.) Enthusiasts of other retro computers are also invited. Attendees come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and all are welcome.

    Come to learn, come to share. It’s all for the love of anything Commodore.

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  • Saturday
    May 4 2019
    AgilePDX User Group - Portland Metro - Woman-Focused Coderetreat

    VR Motion Corp.

    Please RSVP on our Meetup page to reserve your spot: https://www.meetup.com/AgilePDX-User-Group-Portland-Metro/events/259229066/
    If you are unable to attend, please update your RSVP to open your seat for another attendee.

    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[masked]-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.

  • Latch-Up - Open Source Silicon/Hardware conference
    through
    TBC

    Latch-Up is a community-focused conference for open source semiconductor, digital design and embedded systems professionals and enthusiasts. Expect presentations on a wide range of topics; open source IP blocks and SoCs, open source simulators, compilers, synthesis and physical implementation tools for both FPGA and ASIC.

    Latch-Up aims to bring together the North American open source digital design community for an event in the mould of ORConf - the FOSSi Foundation’s annual European community conference. Like ORConf, Latch-Up will be will be free to attend and consist of a relaxed format of presentations and discussions throughout a weekend, with plenty of time for networking. A dinner on the Saturday evening will be arranged and all attendees are invited to attend.

    These events go to the FOSSi Foundation's goal of lowering barriers of entry to the digital design field, whilst encouraging the open source development model and promoting open collaboration.

    We recognise the keen interest in this area in the Americas and this year are putting effort into organizing an event which will encourage wider awareness amongst enthusiasts of the projects that we’ve been hearing about at ORConf since 2012.

    The current status of the event is that we are finalizing venue details, which will be close to central Portland. We will update the page and make details known via social media as they emerge.

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  • 2 Day Mediation/Conflict Resolution Training
    through
    HatchLab PDX

    Come and join us Saturday, May 4th, 9am-3pm AND Sunday, May 5th, 9am-3pm *Must Attend Both Days for a Mediation and Conflict Resolution Training taught by Michael Jonas of Rational Unicorn Legal Services LLC. Students will attend lectures, participate in workshops, watch video mediations, as well as take part in mock mediations. $75 includes presentation, materials, and breakfast. During our lunch break, there are several great food places close by.

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  • IFD Master Workshop – Sustainable Textile Learning Experience

    Sustainable Textile Learning Experience, a workshop with renowned textile artist, Tricia Langman.

    Join Inside Fashion Design and textile artist Tricia Langman for a day-long program designed to take you on a practical and theoretical journey through sustainable and innovative textile practices. Spend the morning exploring the practical application of current and future textile and materials techniques. After a break for lunch, the theory becomes experience as you create and experiment in the afternoon. Students will make leather from a seaweed organic base, weave fabric and enjoy the opportunity to do dip dyeing using plant-based direct dyes.

    Come to discover more about the sustainable materials and techniques that will shape the future landscape of textiles and fashion design!

    This event will take place at the Wacom Experience Center.

    This workshop is produced and hosted by Inside Fashion Design - www.insidefashiondesign.net

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  • 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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  • Simple 3D Modeling in Blender

    Free Geek

    Blender is a free, open source 3D creation suite. This class is an introduction to Blender. Learn how to navigate within Blender, create and edit simple 3D models, and add basic lighting to your art. Take this class as many times as you'd like. Bring a project—there will be plenty of time to work on it!

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  • Command Line Basics

    Free Geek

    The command line is a tool for typing computer commands, instead of clicking menus or buttons.

    Learning the command line is a great way to get familiar with core concepts of programming. Students will learn the basic parts of a command, listing, linking, tab completion, file system structure, and more, for the Linux command line.

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  • Anatomy of a Computer -- Great for kids!

    Free Geek

    This workshop is an introduction to computer hardware. Students will identify basic components of a desktop and laptop computer, learn what role each part plays, and identify where those parts go inside the computer. Students learn what makes a computer “a computer” and a basic framework for computer safety and troubleshooting.

    No prior knowledge is necessary.

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  • Monday
    May 6 2019
    Data Discussions

    Cloudability

    Topic is: Design Thinking in Data Science -Ian Frantz

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