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  • Monday
    Oct 15 2018
    Lesbians Who Tech + Allies Portland || Meetup with Presentation

    Airbnb Portland

    Leone Kraus from the Seattle chapter will be presenting on "A Call to Action in the Age of Trump: 5th Annual Business and Politics Study." Read our Code of Conduct: Lesbianswhotech.org/code-of-conduct About Lesbians Who Tech + Allies

    Lesbians Who Tech + Allies is the largest LGBTQ technology community in the world -- committed to visibility, intersectionality, and changing the face of technology. The 40,000 non-binary, LGBTQ women, queer women of color (and our allies) in tech who make up our community come from every background and live in over 40+ cities worldwide. Over 5,000 women and non-binary people in tech attend our San Francisco Summit, making us the largest professional LGBTQ event in the world and the largest event for women in tech in California. Our programmatic work includes a coding scholarship for non-binary and LGBTQ women called the Edie Windsor Coding Scholarship Fund, a mentoring program, Bring a Lesbian to Work Day, and a leadership program -- #LWTSQUAD -- focused on supporting our members as they move into senior leadership roles and onto corporate boards. We're not just creating communities; we're pushing the tech sector to be more inclusive and changing the face of the entire tech industry.

  • NewTech PDX - The Future of Food - October 15

    WeWork Pioneer Place

    Join us for NewTech PDX on the 3rd Monday of (usually) every month. Portland has one of the most vibrant tech communities in the country, and the more we support our tech ecosystem, the more we'll all experience and create together!

    Join us to learn about the cool and amazing technologies being developed by Portland companies. Event volunteers are welcome! Let us know if you'd like to volunteer.

    Entry to the event is $10 - $20 online, or $25 at the door: Buy Tickets

    Agenda
    5:30pm - Doors Open / Buffet / Drinks / Get to know your community
    7:00pm - Event Begins!

    • Community Announcements: Events, Jobs, etc. (20 seconds/ea)

    • Pres. #1: Aaron White of Finex

    • Pres. #2: Eric Folsom of Cibo Vero
    • Pres. #3: Lani Raider of NOBULL

    8:30pm - After-Party at Yard House

    Website
  • PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Volunteer Info Night

    R2C Group

    Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-volunteer-info-night-tickets-49698771363] is required to gain entry to this event

    Interested in joining the stellar crew of PDXWIT volunteers? New to volunteering with us? Want to meet other capable, driven women and allies in tech? You'll be in the right place at our fall volunteer program overview. At the orientation, you'll learn about different volunteer roles, from regular engagements to occasional gigs; get an overview of expectations and processes; have any questions you bring answered; and have a chance to meet others interested in volunteering with PDXWIT.

    PDXWIT is an almost 100% volunteer-run organization, which means that volunteers are crucial to the success of our mission. There are plenty of ways to get involved. We can't wait to welcome you!

    Agenda:

    5:30 p.m. - Doors open

    5:45 p.m. - Event begins

    Introduce attendees to PDXWIT

    Provide overview of:

    • PDXWIT Goals

    • Volunteer Program and Agreement

    • Different types of volunteer roles

    • Example of some of the regular teams

    • Highlight some upcoming volunteer needs

    Answer questions

    7:30 p.m. - 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: No free onsite parking, but there is metered street parking

    Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: No

    Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes

    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
  • Free Code Camp Portland - Free Code Camp PDX Hangout

    Phase 2

    Welcome back campers! We have a new location and will meeting every other monday now :) Like our previous meetings this is a laid back study/networking session. Bring your laptops and questions .  All levels of experience welcome.  www.freecodecamp.com

    Website
  • 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.

    Website
  • Election security: How hackable are Oregon's vote scanners?

    As Oregonians know, our state has a mail-in voting system, where all ballots are cast either by mail or by dropping them into collection boxes available throughout the area. But, what happens to your ballot after election workers pick it up, and how do you know that your vote will actually be counted?

    Sheila Golden has researched the use of optical scanners in scanning our ballots and will report her findings as to the accuracy of the scanners and the results of the vote tally systems. She'll also update us on the current status of legislative efforts to ensure valid election results in the state of Oregon.

    Join us for a great presentation and discussion! We'll have snacks, and there will be an opportunity for networking afterwards. We hope to see you there!

    Schedule: 6:00 PM: Doors 6:10 PM: Introductions and news 6:15 PM: Presentation 7:15 PM: Q&A 7:30 PM: Wrap up and networking

    Speaker bio:

    Sheila Golden is an activist focusing on election integrity, civil liberties/immigrant rights, and climate justice. She works with the ACLU, 350PDX, and currently, Sen. Lew Frederick.

    By attending this TA3M meeting, you agree to follow our Code of Conduct: https://www.meetup.com/Portlands-Techno-Activism-3rd-Mondays/pages/22681732/Code_of_Conduct/

    {short} Code of Conduct Portland's Techno-Activism 3rd Mondays is dedicated to providing an informative and positive experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste, or creed.

    Our events are intended to educate and share information related to technology and activism, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or event participants in any form.

    Audio and video recording are not permitted at meetings without prior approval.

    Our Code of Conduct (https://www.meetup.com/Portlands-Techno-Activism-3rd-Mondays/pages/22681732/Code_of_Conduct/) applies to all events run by Portland's TA3M. Please report any incidents to the event organizer.

    Website
  • Dig in on CSS Grid with Alchemy Lead Instructor, mJordan Levine!

    Alchemy Code Lab

    You’ve heard of CSS Grid but you aren’t quite sure what it is. Or maybe you have started looking at it, but don’t know where to get started. Join mJordan to get hands-on experience in building modern layouts using CSS Grid (and Flexbox). Learn where we came from (hacks, floats, and more hacks) and where we are going. Discover solutions to “impossible layouts”, how to handle users in older browsers, and about the power of Firefox debugging tools for grid.

    **You will get the most out of this talk if you have some experience in HTML and CSS. No other coding experience required.

    Please email [email protected] with questions!


    Alchemy Code Lab is a developer academy and tech consultancy dedicated to guiding Portland’s future tech innovators along rewarding career paths. Through our intensive, in-person JavaScript program, grads are prepared to contribute immediately as productive team members, earning average starting salaries of $75,000. We are committed to cultivating Portland’s vibrant and inclusive software development culture through immersive education, career services and mentorship, our App Lab startup app development program, diversity-centric scholarships and partnerships with local organizations including DonutJS, LatinX PDX, PDX Women in Tech and Women Who Code Portland. Founded in 2015, Alchemy Code Lab is located in the heart of downtown Portland and is a Powered by Code Fellows partner.

    Website
  • CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - Dorkbot Meetup

    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity.

    Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time.

    Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance.

    We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

    p.s. This event is open to everyone, dork or robot. No ^H membership is required to attend.

    Website

Tomorrow

  • Tuesday
    Oct 16 2018
    DIY CNC Mill

    Free Geek

    Learn how to create a computer controlled wood mill using parts harvested from recycled electronics. Students will have a hands-on chance to work with the materials and understand the underlying concepts behind creating and using a computer-controlled machine.

    Website
  • Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful + Free Geek: Build Your Own Website with HTML & CSS

    Free Geek

    *** Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thinkful-free-geek-build-your-own-website-with-html-css-tickets-50535020607?aff=meetup ***

    In this workshop you'll learn key HTML & CSS concepts as we review some sample code. Then you'll start building your own site with the help of our instructor and TAs. See an example before you come: this webpage was made by an attendee at one of our last events: https://ludicrous-mailbox.glitch.me/

    At the end of the night you'll have your own site live on the internet to share with your friends and family.

    Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

    How to find us:
    1731 SE 10th Ave., Portland, OR 97214

    Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.
    Free Street Parking available on every block.
    Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.
    Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team.

    Website
  • Google & Wipster: Historic John Deere Building Open House

    You're invited to Wipster and Google’s open house event!

    Two of the most excited tech companies to hit PDX are forces for an evening of entertainment, video, networking, and to discuss the future of cloud collaboration

    Come sip drinks at the new Wipster office, meet the teams behind the tech, network with other PDX leaders, and score awesome swag!

    This is an open house event with a range of activities happening throughout the night, in a casual, fun, and informal setting.

    Demo Room Pop-up Video Studio Smart Cloud Presentation Swag Raffle Food and Drinks Provided

    Tuesday 16th October – Doors open at 5pm with the raffle and presentation at 6:30.

    Wipster HQ – 215 SE Morrison St, Portland, OR.

    Website
  • PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) West Side Mixer

    Discogs

    Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-west-side-mixer-tickets-49847412954] is required to gain entry to this event

    Many of us live and/or work on the west side of the metro area but may not have a convenient professional community nearby. Thanks to PDXWIT and Discogs support, we can get together to talk tech and other work topics.

    Regardless of company or industry, often our work centers around designing products, communication, functionality, etc. for end users. What strategies do you follow to be successful? What challenges have you faced and how did you overcome them? Let’s chat about this and other topics, share ideas, and network on the West Side.

    Guest speaker Mark Chesney will tell us about machine learning, artificial intelligence and computer vision, and why women should be involved in all of these technologies.

    Agenda:

    5:30 p.m. - Doors open

    6:00 p.m. - Introductions

    6:30 p.m. - Networking

    7:30 p.m. - Event 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

    Q: What is the parking situation? A: Onsite parking is available for free.

    Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: No

    Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes

    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
  • Women Who Code Portland - Design + Product Study Night

    Lithium Technologies

    WHAT WE'RE ABOUT:

    Hey! This is the Design + Product Study Night.

    We are folks that work in the product space, want to develop new skills related to product development, or are looking for our first job in product.

    You don't need to be a product designer or manager, or have any experience to come. Only interest and a willingness to help others is required!

    GENERAL AGENDA:

    • 5-10 minute lightning talk
    • Independent work time
    • Continued discussion on the lightning talk topic

    PRE-REQS:

    • Friendliness & empathy
    • Willingness to learn
    • Willingness to teach others
    • Interest in product design or product management.

    GOALS:

    • Build a richer community around product thinking and product design in Portland.
    • Develop your skills in this space.
    • Meet like-minded people doing similar work.
    • Build side projects.
    • Career development in product and design.

    JOIN US:

    - Meet the rest of our community on Slack: http://bit.ly/wwcpdx-slack
    - Follow our GitHub repository with links to resources: https://github.com/wwcodeportland/study-nights
    - The D+PSN will take place every 3rd Tuesday of the month at Lithium Technologies.

    CODE OF CONDUCT

    By coming to our Design + Product Study Night, you agree to follow our Code of Conduct (https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct).

    Women Who Code (WWCode) is dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste, or creed. Our events are intended to inspire women to excel in technology careers, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or event participants in any form.

    Our Code of Conduct (https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct) applies to all events run by Women Who Code, Inc. If you would like to report an incident or contact our leadership team, please reach out to one of our volunteers or submit an incident report form (http://bit.ly/wwcode-incident-report).

    Website
  • Write the Docs PDX October Joint Meetup (with Portland State University Technical Communication and PDX Support Driven): A Day in the Life of...

    Write the Docs Portland meetup, Portland State University's Technical Communication group, and PDX Support Driven meetup are combining forces for a very fascinating look into the lives of documentarians, Technical Writing students, and support professionals.

    We'll have two members from each group share with attendees what their work day is like. After the "Day in the Life of..." stories, we have an opportunity to ask presenters questions and form breakout groups where attendees can converse with others based on common topics of interest.

    Join us on Tuesday, October 16th, from 6 to 8 pm. Location: Smith Memorial Student Union building, meeting space room 333 (building map here: https://www.pdx.edu/student-union/building-directory#Third%20Floor)

    Website
  • Breaking Into the Tech Industry - Facilitated by local Tech Professionals

    Career Changers - Tech Newcomers - Experienced Tech Workers

    Are you marketing yourself effectively for your next career opportunity in the tech sector? Are you suffering from "imposter syndrome" when it comes to telling industry professionals, hiring managers, and recruiters about your skills and abilities?

    Join us for this exciting evening as we meet with tech sector professional Alex Berry and his team. Alex and his team of professionals work in various areas of the technology sector from companies such as Intel, Nike, and other area tech employers. Come get the inside scoop from local area professionals on how to speak to your unique skill set and market yourself to tech employers at any stage of your career.

    The evening will cover themes such as tech resumes, transferable skill extrapolation, elevator pitch delivery, and a robust question and answer session with the panel of working professionals.

    Join us and meet eachother, the panel of professionals, professionaly develop, and even have some fun!

    We look forward to meeting you!

    Website
  • Portland Bitcoin Meetup

    PDX Sliders

    Come discuss recent events in the Bitcoin space, learn the basics, or buy/sell/trade.

    Every third Tuesday of the month. This is a very casual meetup with no set agenda, feel free to arrive late.

    All are welcome, new comers and experts alike.

    Website
  • Serverless Architecture Meetup

    Stackery

    This month Chuck Jewell from Sightbox will be sharing how Sightbox is solving legacy app and database transitions using the strangler pattern and GraphQL.

    Legacy app strangulation with GraphQL on AWS AppSync

    Database concepts like linearizability and serializability sound abstract, but they can have real-world consequences. Chris Fauna from Fauna DM will give us a look at consistency in the real world, and how flaws can impact your applications. We’ll take a tour of FaunaDB’s globally consistent transaction pipeline and compare it to the alternative approach taken by Google Spanner.

    Deterministic Global Database Consistency

    Website
  • PHPDX - Static Sites: Use Your Smarts to Build Something Dumb

    Graybox

    Pizza, learning and a great time to network with the fabulous PHP Community!

    Join us as Kurtis Holsapple shares about Static Sites.

    Let's build out a site with no serverside processing at all. Static sites are nothing more than static files put up on a server that doesn't need any serverside runtimes. That means that you can host your site on places like Github Pages, AWS S3, or any other cheap hosting options. We can still leverage our PHP knowledge to build cools sites that have good structure and lots of content. You can still create things like blogs, collections of data, product listings, and more.

    Website
  • Front End PDX - Monthly Front End PDX Meetup

    Connective DX

    This month we're excited to have Josh Nelson join us to talk through making in-browser, multiplayer games, using a recent project called PlinkoJS as an example.

    PRESENTATION DETAILS

    Making a game is simple, right?

    How about adding physics to it? What if we ran it in the browser and made it a real-time multiplayer?

    I think you can see that very quickly what was once a straightforward challenge has ballooned into a much more significant undertaking. The browser is not a particularly friendly environment for multiplayer games, especially those that need to be responsive and real-time.

    This presentation will walk us through core challenges that every developer will face when trying to make an in-browser game and how they can overcome them. Josh will highlight key concepts and solutions using a game he recently built in Node and React as an example, PlinkoJS.

    The following topics will be covered:

    • Games in the browser - The building blocks for a local, in-browser game
    • Network architecture - Connecting players over the internet
    • State synchronization - Creating and maintaining an authoritative game state
    • Optimizations - Reducing bandwidth and latency estimation

    SPEAKER DETAILS

    Josh Nelson is a software engineer with a management background from Portland State University. He has experience working with technologies such as React, Node, Rails, Backbone, and more. He enjoys tackling challenging problems and working with others to build robust systems.

    • PlinkoJS: www.plinkojs.com
    • GitHub: https://github.com/joshcnelson

    EVENT DETAILS

    ​Food, drinks, and conversation beginning at 6:30. The talk begins around 7:00.

    Paid parking is available in the lot directly across the street from the Connective DX office on Pettygrove. On-street parking is available in the neighborhood as well, of course, if you can find it. There are also bike racks available just inside the entrance to the building.

    Website

Next two weeks

  • Wednesday
    Oct 17 2018
    "No-Code Cascading Dropdowns in SharePoint List Forms with PowerApps" @ Portland SharePoint User Group

    Are you one of the bazillion SharePoint users that have long been confounded by the fact that Microsoft doesn’t offer a no-code way to do filtered and cascading dropdowns in list forms? Sure, we had InfoPath for a while, but InfoPath is now on life support. At long last there is an answer; using PowerApps, we can customize Modern UI list forms to implement filtered and cascading drop downs. And we don’t even have to write any code. In this session Derek Nishino will walk you through implementing filtered and cascading dropdowns, including the formulas and other PowerApps elements needed to make them work.

    Agenda:

    11:30am - Welcome time & Catering Served 11:45am - Group announcements 12:00pm - Main presentation.

    Website
  • Jr Developer Happy Hour

    Join your fellow developers who are new to the field or interested in learning about this great area. Have a drink and get to know some friendly people!

    Website
  • PDX Chatbots and Intelligent Conversational Interfaces Meetup

    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm John du Pre Gauntt Host and Curator for the Augmented City Podcast and Contributing Writer for the Economist will paint a vision for Chatbots and AI in the near future (~2025) with a special emphasis on autonomous vehicles and other forms of advanced mobility

    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Steve DeRoos, a HP Strategist and Technical Business Architect will share his experiences transforming HP Customer Support through Virtual Agents/Chatbots and Artificial Intelligence.

    PDX Chatbots is a group of designers, engineers, innovators and business strategists who are dreaming up the next generation of digital experiences beyond clicks and swipes. From Alexa to Facebook Messenger and Slack to Cortana, get your front row seat to learn, share and inspire as these exciting new experience models gain market share faster than mobile did at its peak growth in the US.

    Meetup focus on inspiration, education and collaboration. A happy hour will precede each Meetup with sponsored food and beverages.

    Website
  • PDX OSGeo Monthly meeting

    Monthly meeting of the Portland open source GIS group. Projects big and small are usually presented monthly along with rousing conversation and discussion. All are welcome, no need to RSVP - our group ranges from the geo-curious to the überhackers so bring your ideas and questions!

    This month's agenda: Special guest Rafa Gutierrez will be coming by to tell us all about a bunch of new tools out from Mapbox, such as Unity and Vision SDKs, updates to GL JS, and Studio. Rumor is our special guest may even bring a special guest!

    We'll also cover the usual exciting happenings in geodata, upcoming geoevents and bring your own geo-show and tell.

    As always, there will be pizza! And BYOB is always welcome.

    Our mailing list is here drop us a line with any questions: http://groups.google.com/group/pdx-osgeo

    Website
  • AgilePDX - Wilderness Adventures: Agile Practices In A Complex World

    Puppet

    Note: Register here for the pizza and pop headcount, please: https://www.meetup.com/AgilePDX-User-Group-Portland-Metro/events/255230595/

    Ever had a project go very, very badly? Ever had a team completely fall apart? Ever suddenly discover that the underlying assumptions, attitudes, beliefs, and aspirations of the group weren't what you thought?

    Rest assured, you're not alone. Welcome to the world of complex systems. Every one of these things (and more) have happened to the presenter of this talk. Join Michael as he shares his own journeys and the journeys of other adventurers, in an attempt to devise better tools for managing our (mis)adventures.

    Speaker Bio:

    Michael is a veteran of numerous software development adventures. He's built software for power companies and banks, for the trucking industry and education, for internet start-ups and established companies. Some have been spectacular successes...others, not so much. He's currently delving into the intersection of complexity theory and cognitive science, as seen through the lens of wilderness adventuring, in an attempt to improve our chances of survival. (See: https://survival.intuitious.com/)

    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?

    PDX Exploit Workshop

    All are welcome. See you there!

    Website
  • Ethereum PDX - Beers and Blockchains

    Talk about the latest happenings in the world of Ethereum and its general intellectual neighborhood. Get some help with setting things up. Ask questions and get answers. Have a pint or two while you're at it.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Oct 18 2018
    DAMA PDX: All day training with a top 50 Data Science influencer - Building and Deploying Predictive Models with Dean Abbott - 18Oct2018

    Building and Deploying Predictive Models - A full day Data Education and Networking Event coming to Portland October 18th

    Join your fellow Lovers of Data for a full day of data education and networking provided by your local Portland DAMA Chapter. The DAMA Portland Chapter Board, in conjunction with our sponsors WhereScape, are proud to welcome back one of our most popular speakers, Dean Abbott of Abbott Analytics. Dean is one of Cognilytica's 50 Data Science Influencers to follow for 2018.

    This training is all day in downtown Portland Oregon, with Breakfast and Lunch provided. Dean will present four progressive sessions covering the building and deployment of predictive models. The sessions will include demos, and Dean prefers a largely interactive format allowing plenty of time for Q&A both during the sessions and at the end of the day.

    Sponsorship has allowed us to lower the price this year for this all day training to $49 for chapter members and employees of DAMA sponsor companies ($69 general public) . This is an amazing value for your training budget, especially if you are looking for exposure to data science and how to apply predictive modeling to your business use-cases.

    Learn more and Register at: https://damapdx.org/2018/08/13/dama-day-2018-building-and-deploying-predictive-models-with-dean-abbott/#more-579.

    • Session 1 — Data Science Overview
    • Session 2 — Data Preparation for Data Science
    • Session 3 — Building Predictive Models (Trees, Neural Networks)
    • Session 4 — Deploying Predictive Models and Demos
    • Bonus Session: Q&A Roundtable with Dean

    Breakfast, lunch, 4 presentation sessions, networking, vendor booths, and a bonus Q&A session - that's a full day of data training and more.

    The Presenter

    Dean Abbott has over 21 years of experience applying advanced data mining, data preparation, and data visualization methods in real-world data intensive problems. In addition, Dean has developed and evaluated algorithms for use in commercial data mining and pattern recognition products, including polynomial networks, neural networks, radial basis functions, and clustering algorithms.

    Dean is a seasoned instructor, having taught a wide range of data mining tutorials and seminars. He is the instructor of well-regarded data mining courses, explaining concepts in language readily understood by a wide range of audiences, including analytics novices, data analysts, statisticians, and business professionals. Dean has also has taught both applied and hands-on data mining courses for a number of large software vendors.

    About DAMA Portland

    The Portland Metro Chapter of the Data Administration Management Association has been serving the Portland data community since 1984. We are a not-for-profit, vendor independent, professional association dedicated to advancing the concepts and practices of enterprise information and data resource management.

    Our primary purpose is to promote the understanding, development and practice of managing data, information and knowledge resources as key enterprise assets.

    The DAMA Portland Chapter is dedicated to delivering thought provoking data-centric presentations that will make you more successful in your job. Please join me, the rest of the DAMA board, and other fellow lovers of data at this special data training event in downtown Portland.

    Thanks for your support of local Data Education, we look forward to seeing you there!

    Website
  • 2018 Bend Venture Conference
    through
    Tower Theatre

    Now in its 15th year, BVC, hosted by EDCO, is one of the largest angel conferences in the country. Over the past four years, more than $7.8 million has been invested in 34 companies as a result of the conference. This year, over 600 entrepreneurs, investors, and business leaders are expected to attend the multi-day conference on October 18-19, in Bend, Oregon. For more information, visit www.bendvc.com.

    Website
  • Ruby Coworking: Hollywood Edition

    Case Study Coffee

    An informal gathering of Ruby/Rails developers, working alongside each other. Join us!

  • ISSA Portland panel discussion of current cyber threat landscape.

    Join us for ISSA Portland panel discussion of current cyber threat landscape.

    Thursday - October 18th, 2018 11:30AM - 1:00PM

    Please go to the link below and check it out and register today.

    Here is the link to the Eventbrite notice:

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/panel-discussion-tracking-the-current-cyber-threat-landscape-tickets-50695136518

    Panel Participants:

    Brian Ventura, Security Architect City of Portland Craig Schippers, Principal Field Engineer, Trend Micro Cam Naghdi, Sales Engineering Manager, Malwarebytes

    Moderator:

    Christopher Paidhrin, CISO, City of Portland Topics to include: Quarterly update Trends in threat intelligence The role of AI in malware detection Defense in depth techniques Cloud defenses Panel Participants:

    Brian Ventura, Security Architect City of Portland About the panelist: Brian is an Information Security Architect for the City of Portland and a SANS Instructor. Brian volunteers with the ISSA Portland chapter as the Director of Education and with OWASP locally. Over the past 25 years, Brian achieved, holds, and now teaches various industry certifications including CISSP, GSEC, GCIH, GCFA, and GCCC. In addition to his Information Security persona, Brian is a member of the Timbers Army and Thorns Riveters, attending as many games as possible. Find Brian's teaching schedule: https://www.sans.org/instructors/brian-ventura

    Cameron Naghdi, Systems Engineering Manager, Malwarebytes About the Panelist: Cameron Naghdi is the Systems Engineering Manager for US-West at Malwarebytes. Cameron has worked for multiple endpoint technology firms and has supported many vertical markets from retail and healthcare up to Federal/Civilian agencies and the Department of Defense. Cameron is also on the technology advisory board of 802Secure and is Co-Founder and CTO at FilecheckIO. Cameron specializes in understanding the threats of today and how to prepare solutions to address both today's and future security challenges.

    Chris Sestito, Director of Threat Research, Cylance About the panelist: Chris Sestito manages the Cylance Threat Research Team, which consists of 30 researchers dedicated to data-science-based analysis and automation development. Chris is based in Austin, Texas and is an eight-year veteran in information security with a wealth of experience in malware analysis and malvertising that helps ensure the security of Cylance customers. Chris also holds Sec+ and C|EH certifications.

    Craig Schippers, Principal Field Engineer, Trend Micro About the Panelist: Craig Schippers is a CISSP Certified Principal Field Engineer at Trend Micro. He has worked in the security industry for approximately 17 years, assisting customers with their Infrastructure Security needs. Craig lives in Portland, Oregon.

    Moderator: Christopher Paidhrin, CISO, City of Portland and ISSA Portland Vice-President About the moderator: Christopher Paidhrin, is the Chief Information Security Officer for City of Portland, Oregon. For the past 17 years Christopher has been a nationally recognized healthcare Information Security authority, having received recognition, nominations and awards for service excellence, including Network World, ISE, SC Magazine, and Information Security magazine's 2011 "Security 7" Award. Christopher is a regular media consultant and presents at numerous events across the U.S. Christopher is an advocate of IT Service Management (ITSM) best practices and process improvement, including learning organizations and knowledge management.

    This event is sponsored by: Malwarebytes and Trend Micro

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  • One-on-One Community Tech Appointment at Free Geek

    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.

    Class Category: CTAS

    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.

    Please read Free Geek's policies (below) closely before visiting.

    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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  • Women Who Code Portland - Open Source Study Night: Hacktoberfest!

    Mozilla

    Hacktoberfest! Let's celebrate open source over food, drinks, learning, and great company. Commit your first PR to an open source project, or submit new PRs to win prizes.

    What's Hacktoberfest?

    Hacktoberfest — brought to you by DigitalOcean in partnership with GitHub and Twilio — is a month-long celebration of open source software. Maintainers are invited to guide would-be contributors towards issues that will help move the project forward, and contributors get the opportunity to give back to both projects they like, and ones they've just discovered. No contribution is too small—bug fixes and documentation updates are valid ways of participating.

    Can't make it to this event? Hacktoberfest is virtual and open to participants from around the globe. Connect with other Hacktoberfest participants by using the hashtag, #hacktoberfest. Sign up to participate today: https://hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com/

    Rules and Prizes

    First sign up on the Hacktoberfest site. If you open up five pull requests between October 1 and October 31, you'll win a free, limited edition Hacktoberfest T-shirt. (Pull requests do not have to be merged and accepted; as long as they've been opened between the very start of October 1 and the very end of October 31, they count towards a free T-shirt.)

    We'll also be raffling off prizes to participants at this event - come ready to win swag!

    Come prepared with:
    Laptop/Computer
    IDE of your choice - we like Visual Studio Code
    * Git/GitHub or GitLab. If you don't know git, we'll teach you!

    🙅🏼‍♀️ CODE OF CONDUCT 🙅🏼‍♀️

    By attending this event, you agree to follow our Code of Conduct (https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct).

    Women Who Code (WWCode) is dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste, or creed. Our events are intended to inspire women to excel in technology careers, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or event participants in any form.

    Our Code of Conduct (https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct) applies to all events run by Women Who Code, Inc. If you would like to report an incident or contact our leadership team, please reach out to one of our volunteers or submit an incident report form (http://bit.ly/wwcode-incident-report).

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  • Frontend Peer Mentoring

    PDX Code Guild

    Join us for an evening of frontend programming! Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build. Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

    Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. We cover HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery and more. Our event is for all levels from beginner to advanced. Come to learn and/or to mentor.

    This week we will do introductions at 6:20 pm and invite attendees to ask and answer questions and help each other with programming issues.

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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.

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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.

    Website
  • Friday
    Oct 19 2018
    DevOps Training with Simulation

    The DevOps simulation experience is a role-based workshop, focused on the software development and deployment lifecycle. The simulation is highly realistic, and leverages game dynamics to empower cross-functional teams with a shared vision of successful DevOps practices. Participants from a variety of disciplines are immersed into a simulated environment whereby they are challenged to release new products while internal and external forces continually change. This realistic approach delivers a level of tension and excitement that creates an ‘A-HA!’ moment for all involved.

    WHAT YOU'LL EXPERIENCE

    Accelerated understanding of the benefits of DevOps best practice to large audiences

    Rapid familiarization with DevOps terminology and Agile, Lean and ITIL v3 processes

    Understanding of how DevOps best practice can facilitate alignment of IT to business objectives

    Understanding of DevOps practices that can be executed with immediate effect

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  • Portland Retro Gaming Expo
    through
    Oregon Convention Center
    Website
  • Saturday
    Oct 20 2018
    Digital Privacy Primer

    Free Geek

    Join us for an important online safety workshop. Learn how digital privacy works (or doesn't!) and learn how to get started with password managers, encrypted communication, email and mobile privacy tools, and more. We all need this information. Everyone is welcome. Come learn with Free Geek!

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  • Halloween Costumes, Jack-o'-lanterns, & Decorations Anyone?

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Website
  • Anatomy of a Computer

    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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  • Data Privacy

    Free Geek

    Join us for an important online safety workshop. Have you ever wondered what Cambridge Analytica is or why it matters? Or what does a company (like facebook or fitbit) do with your data? Where does it go? Who owns it? In this class we will discuss the importance of Data Privacy. We all need this information. Everyone is welcome. Come learn with Free Geek!

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  • PASCAL Hackerspace - Hacking+PASCAL=Hack2Learn

    Hack2Learn is a 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 all the various types of 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 workshop 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 October edition of Hack2Learn, we will be focusing on web and binary challenges. First we will make sure everyone is set up with a virtual machine and the OS of their choice (though Kali is recommended, specifically for the web challenges). For the binary challenges we will install Cutter which is something of an intro to Radare2. You are encouraged to familiarize yourself with Cutter and R2 prior to the workshop; take a look--> https://github.com/radareorg/cutter (note: downloading a VM and/or installing a new OS is not necessary for using Cutter when working on the binary challenges, unless you're using Mac OS in which case you will need to spin up a VM for either Windows or Linux).
    Basic understanding of at least one programming language and/or security concepts is helpful, but not necessary. Honestly, when we say all you need is a desire to learn, we mean it!
    Cylon is setting up a wireless hacking station for October H2L as well, and will be offering some hands-on experience to anyone interested in the wonderful world of wireless hax!
    If you have a laptop, bring it. We have a handful of loaners for those who need them, as well as a few desktop PCs for use at the hackerspace. So, brush off your social anxiety, leave your impostor syndrome at the door, and let your inner hacker take a crack at capture the flag!

    Questions? Send an email to [masked], or leave a comment on the meetup page (though we tend to not check that as often.)

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  • Sunday
    Oct 21 2018
    AgilePDX: Lean Coffee in the North

    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 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. (If you want something other than tea or coffee, you'll have to bring it with you. We'll have hot water and cups available.)

    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.

    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.

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

    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.

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  • PLUG Linux Clinic

    Free Geek

    The Linux Clinic meets once a month on the third Sunday from 1 - 5 pm at Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland, 97214.

    Bring your Linux computer that is being a brat and we'll teach it some manners. Or bring your computer that has some evil operating system on it and we'll send it home with a shiny, clean Linux distro. Or just come and look over shoulders to see what Linux is all about.

    If you already know Linux well, the Clinic is also a good place to learn how to help users troubleshoot problems. It's excellent training for tech support work in Linux.

    We have monitors, mice, keyboards, and miscellanous other perifpherals, so generally all you need to bring is the box.

    There will also be coffee and people usually bring munchies as well. After all, you can't do computers on an empty tummy.

    Website
  • Monday
    Oct 22 2018
    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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  • Tuesday
    Oct 23 2018
    Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful + Free Geek | Intro to JavaScript: Build a Virtual Pet

    Free Geek

    *** Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thinkful-free-geek-intro-to-javascript-build-a-virtual-pet-tickets-50535184096?aff=Meetup ***

    Learn the programming fundamentals of JavaScript by building a virtual pet (think: Tamagotchi).

    With each new programming concept you learn, you will add new features to your game - including customizing your pets, feeding them, and keeping track of their health. See an example before you come: this virtual pet was made by an attendee at one of last events: https://cumbersome-vole.glitch.me/

    Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

    How to find us:
    1731 SE 10th Ave., Portland, OR 97214

    Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.
    Free Street Parking available on every block.
    Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.
    Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team.

    Website
  • PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) October Happy Hour

    Autodesk

    Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-october-happy-hour-tickets-50234060427] is required to gain entry to this event

    Join us for Happy Hour at Autodesk on October 23rd.

    We all know that the professional world can have its challenges. The good news is that the challenges we face at work can often support our growth and development. This month we are reflecting on personal growth from professional challenges. To facilitate this discussion our conversation starter will be: How have you grown from a past or current professional challenge?

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

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

    Melanie Rickmann, of Grey Ghost Studio, will tell us how to Use Adversity to Fuel Your Career

    Zhou Fang, Advisor, will talk about Navigating biases and coming out on top

    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.

    Agenda:

    4:30 p.m. - Doors open/Networking

    5:30 p.m. - Introductions, Announcements + Lightning Speakers

    6:30 p.m. - Event ends

    Event FAQ:

    Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: Anyone is free to use any restroom that they are comfortable using. We do have gender neutral restrooms located on the 5th floor that guests are welcome to use. They would need to be accompanied by an Autodesk employee as they are not located in a public space.

    Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes

    Q: Will there be food and drink at this event? A: Yes. We will provide light appetizers, beer, wine and soft drinks. We will provide vegan and GF options.

    Q: What is the parking situation? A: We do not have onsite parking.

    Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: All guests must enter and exit through our front door located between 2nd and 3rd on Ankeny. All guests will need to sign in at the front desk and sign an NDA.

    Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: Yes, we can provide bike parking.

    Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: YES! There is a street car and bus line stop very close to our office.

    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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  • The Future of Storytelling: Emerging Communications Careers Driven By Tech by Mac's List

    Technology is changing the way people connect, and there are countless new ways for storytellers to build exciting, future-proof careers. What does New Media really mean, and how can it be leveraged as an effective tool for connection? This discussion will dive into the world of experiential technologies and the ways organizations are using tech to connect with audiences through immersive, impactful storytelling. We’ll explore everything from 360 video to virtual reality with professionals sharing different perspectives and experiences, from cutting edge creative agencies to traditional media outlets. Discover how these technologies are opening up new career paths for creatives, artists, coders, marketers, and more. Storytellers of all kinds will walk away with inspiration and tools to make their next career move future-ready.

    Join us for an evening of expert discussion, Q&A, and professional networking, hosted by University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication and moderated by Mac’s List's Mac Prichard.

    Panelists Panelists to be announced!

    Moderator Mac Prichard, founder and publisher of Mac’s List

    Schedule 5:30pm – 6:15pm: Networking

    6:15pm – 7:45pm: Panel presentation and audience Q&A

    7:45pm – 8:00pm: Networking and wrap-up

    Included with your registration Complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres to be served throughout the event

    Pick up your complimentary paperback copy of "Land Your Dream Job in Portland (and Beyond)" at the event. It's the step-by-step insider's guide to finding meaningful and rewarding work here in Portland!

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  • Portland Java User Group (PJUG) - CUBA.platform

    Andrey Glaschenko will be presenting the CUBA.platform on Tuesday, 7pm, Oct. 23. Join us to see some great demos and learn how to use this exciting new application development platform. #Spring #Vaadin #Java

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  • Thursday
    Oct 25 2018
    Programming with JavaScript 1

    Free Geek

    No prior experience in programming required!

    This class is an introduction to the core concepts of programming using the JavaScript language. While we use JavaScript, the ideas learned in the class are transferable to all programming languages. By the end of this class, you will:

    Understand key concepts in programming
    Understand what JavaScript is and how it is used
    Know where to go to learn more about JavaScript
    

    Recommended Prerequisites: Web Development 1, typing skills

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  • #FullStackPDX : October : Critique

    Just like fight club, if this is your first night attending, you have to present.

    Discussing your startup, recent project, code reviews, business ideas, etc. are all applicable. There is not a required length of time to present. This can be a live prototype or even a set of powerpoint slides. You do not have to know how to code to present your dream, and we are HERE TO HELP you. Presentations are meant to be collaborative, not the traditional meetup style where a presenter talks like a teacher for a very long time and saves questions for the end. We use a timer and the group dynamic works to collaboratively prevent cross talk and side conversations. So bring your computer, fun spirit and desire to learn, and let's have fun.

    Signups through meetup.com are required and seats are limited, so buy your tickets early because we usually sell out. We are self funded, and 100% of the revenue received is put back into the meetup costs. We will have top shelf pizza from Crown PDX (http://www.imperialpdx.com/the-crown/) so come HUNGRY for dinner!!

    Doors open at 6pm and we kick off on time. After the concert of presentations we will walk over to Bailey's Taproom (http://www.baileystaproom.com/) to continue the evening.

    Location: WeWork Customs House : Room 1C : When you check in ask for CP Handheld, they are our sponsor. The room is right to the left as you walk in.

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  • Frontend Peer Mentoring

    PDX Code Guild

    Join us for an evening of frontend programming! Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build. Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

    Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. We cover HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery and more. Our event is for all levels from beginner to advanced. Come to learn and/or to mentor.

    This week we will do introductions at 6:20 pm and invite attendees to ask and answer questions and help each other with programming issues.

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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
    Oct 26 2018
    BSides Portland 2018
    through
    Oregon Convention Center

    See http://www.bsidespdx.org/ for the latest news.

    Security BSides Portland 2018 will be Friday, October 26 and Saturday October 27 at the Oregon Convention Center.

    BSides PDX is a gathering of the most interesting infosec minds in Portland and the Pacific Northwest! Our passion about all things security has driven attendance from other parts of the country. Our goal is to provide an open environment for the InfoSec community to engage in conversations, learn from each other and promote knowledge sharing and collaboration. The Portland and greater Northwest information security community spans a broad spectrum of participation from CISOs, Fortune 100 company security experts, small business system admins, to independent security researchers.

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  • AgilePDX Westside Cafe: Bringing retrospective results to the org

    Seating is limited. Please RSVP here: https://www.meetup.com/AgilePDX-User-Group-Portland-Metro/events/255398925/

    "At regular intervals, the team reflects on how to become more effective, then tunes and adjusts its behavior accordingly"

    Great! We can get a lot of juice and improvement tuning and adjusting our behavior within the team. And then....

    • We get pressure to share our results outside of the team and as soon as we do the team clams up.
    • We hit an impediment that is in the soup - outside of our ability to address within the team.
    • We start to see patterns across teams.

    Whether you are a master at organizational change or just starting out, join us in what's bound to be a lively discussion. We'll all walk away with something new to try.

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  • Anatomy of a Computer

    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.

    Website
  • Saturday
    Oct 27 2018
    Creative Projects Workshop

    Free Geek

    Join us for bi-monthly peer learning and working on creative projects in Blender, Audacity, KDENLive, Krita, GIMP, and other open-source design tools. Get help identifying the right tool for your project. Or bring your latest project and get help from supportive and knowledgeable tutors!

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  • Halloween Costumes, Jack-o'-lanterns, & Decorations Anyone?

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Website
  • Anatomy of a Computer

    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.

    Website
  • Web Development 2

    Free Geek

    Learn how to publish and maintain a multi-page web site and enhance your design with CSS! This class builds on the lessons learned in the Web Development 1 class. It covers the text editor, web hosting, file uploading, project file organization, and intermediate CSS.

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  • 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 MrDe4d, Cylon, Wireglitch and the rest of the misfit hackers of PDX this Saturday!

    After (and probably during) this presentation, we will, as presenters and attendees, decide on which tool (or framework) to focus on for a new bi-monthly workshop. We will set aside time to answer questions, and hold demonstrations of each utility discussed. This is all about what YOU want to learn!! The future workshop will be scheduled after all Q&A and demos are complete and will take place 2-4 weeks after, at which point we will continue the series until we have completed a thorough review of each tool.
    Questions? please email MrD34d--> [masked] or Cylon--> [masked]. We can also be found on the encrypted messaging app called Wire, which is available for desktop, Android and Apple devices (@mrdead or @wireglitch for invites to the PASCAL channel.)
    PASCAL has snacks and drinks for some dollars and cents, though everyone is welcome to bring their own food and drink.
    Final Note: 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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