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Started Friday
Nov 16
Essay competition
through Oasis Cafe

Essay writing competition for all students

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Wednesday
Nov 21
Jr Dev Meetup
Vacasa

Join us at our monthly meetup for junior developers! We alternate monthly between Happy Hours (at White Owl Social) and Speakers (hosted at Vacasa). For more details about upcoming and past gatherings, check out http://www.meetup.com/Portland-JR-DEVELOPER-Meetup/.

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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?

PDX Exploit Workshop

All are welcome. See you there!

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Monday
Nov 26
Portland UX Happy Hour
Lucky Lab Brew Pub

Welcome to the reboot of Portland's UX Happy Hour! Come join us to meet new friends and have chill design conversations over drinks.

Your new hosts for Portland's UX Happy Hour are Rachel Glaves and Leo LaCroix, both local UX freelancers. Welcome! We hope you swing by and say hi.

This is the first in a monthly series of happy hours to build and strengthen our local design community. We are actively seeking venue suggestions and co-hosts. We're both based in SE Portland but know that folks come from every corner of the city. Want a UX Happy Hour in your neighborhood? We welcome you to host one or suggest a venue you love! Message us to get started.

Venue note: Monday happens to be Lucky Lab's "Happy Day", with $1 off pints and specials on pitchers. We will have a visible sign or placard on our table to help you locate us - details on our Facebook event.

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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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CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - Dorkbot Meetup
CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

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.

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Tuesday
Nov 27
Women in Cable Telecommunications presents Tech It Out
Comcast East Field Office

Tech It Out’s mission is to demystify technology for professionals at all levels and across multiple disciplines within an organization, highlight technology leaders in an interactive and creative forum, enable attendees to learn about new and existing technologies driving innovation, and inspire participants to advance their career paths along the technology continuum.

Event Timeline

10:00am: Registration & Networking

10:30am: Welcome

10:45am: Touchstones Fireside Chat

• Megan Bishop, VP Finance, Comcast

• Jessie Brousard, Sr Director Sales Marketing, Comcast Spotlight

• Amanda Field, VP Residential Direct Sales, Charter Communications

• Doug George, Sr Director Brand Distribution, Turner Networks

12:00pm: Lunch/Hands-On Tech Displays

1:00pm: Tech Talk - Evolving Industry Technology

· Gregg Hardy, Principal, Pacific Crest Labs

· Rodrigo Lopez, RSVP OR/SW WA Region, Comcast

· Ryan Mutek, VP, Prince Telecommunications

· Danielle Wade, AVP Field Operations Pacific NW, Charter Communications

2:15pm: Break

2:25pm: Keynote Speaker: The Influential Conversationalist, Jen Mueller, Sports broadcaster and founder of "Talk Sport to Me"

Every conversation reinforces what people think about you or gives them a chance to rethink what they know. Jen provides practical conversation strategies based on more than 15 years spent in sports broadcasting.

Jen works as a member of the Seattle Mariners television broadcast on ROOT SPORTS and as the Seattle Seahawks sideline radio reporter. Jen founded Talk Sporty to Me in 2009 as a way to leverage sports fandom in business conversations. She provides practical conversation strategies based on more than 15 years spent in sports broadcasting.

3:40pm: Closing Remarks

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PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) November Happy Hour
Free Geek

PDXWIT is thrilled to be partnering with Free Geek for a special edition happy hour on #givingtuesday November 27th! The theme of the evening is Supporting our Community. Let’s connect to talk about how we can really show up and support one another.

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

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

A guest speaker will share their story of the impact Free Geek and PDXWIT has had on their professional and personal life.

Elizabeth Stock and Hilary Shohoney will talk about how critical it is for community members to do what they can to support organizations that matter to them.

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

An activity table where you 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.

A #givingtuesday table with raffle prizes and other goodies for folks who decide to support BOTH FreeGeek and PDXWIT at the event.

Agenda:

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

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

6:30 p.m. - Event ends

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 November 2018
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 — Masen Matthews (@masen_matthews) — Developing for All: The Who, What, and Why of Accessibility in Technology
  • 7:00 — 10-minute break
  • 7:15 — Mike Lambert — Intrapreneurship for Everyone
  • 7:30 — 10-minute break
  • 7:45 — Sarah Joy Calpo (@superissarah) — Poetic Devices for Programmers
  • 8:00 — 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

Every month, our proceeds go to a local non-profit. This month we are raising money for Portland Street Medicine, a coalition of volunteer medical providers, social workers, care managers, and lay people dedicated to providing medical care for those experiencing homelessness.

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Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Intro to Python: Build a Predictive Model
CENTRL West

*** Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-python-build-a-predictive-model-tickets-51360173662?aff=Meetup ***

Learn the fundamentals of programming with Python by building a Predictive Model from scratch, training the model and running predictions against it.

We'll cover everything you need to know to start learning the language, including different data types, variables, and functions. We'll finish the workshop with a roadmap you can follow to continue learning Python and Data Science after the meetup.

Be sure to bring a laptop. If you don't have one, we can pair you with someone who does.

How to find us:
329 NE Couch St., Portland OR 97232

Located in the middle of the Burnside Bridgehead project Slate building. Entrance at the intersection of the Streetcar line & NE Couch.
Free street parking available on NE Davis & 3rd.
City Center Parking Lot across from Oregon Convention Center on NE Lloyd.
TriMet Stops on NE MLK & Burnside and SE Grand & E Burnside.

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Portland Python Pirates - Computing in Python I: Fundamentals and Procedural Programming Week 3 Review
WeWork Pioneer Place

This week the rubber hits the road! We will be reviewing the our first big problem set. Bring your laptops for this one folks. We will be doing white boarding as well as live coding to make sure everyone is feeling good about moving onto week 4. Time permitting I will also demonstrate how to create your own modules that you can import and use locally and/or share online for all to enjoy!

We will be meeting downtown at WeWork in Pioneer Place Mall. Let me know how you like this location and we can consider making this our permanent residence. Bring a photo ID and check in as my guest via the guest registration tablet at the front desk when you arrive.

I suggest looking for parking on 1st, 2nd, or 3rd or up near 4th and Main. Parking isn't free until after 7pm so don't forget to pay! If you wanna skip all that I would say park at the Smart Park on 4th.

As always feel free to message me on Slack or Meetup.com with any questions you may have. Until then happy coding!

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Wednesday
Nov 28
Programming with Python 1
Free Geek

Have you ever thought programming was interesting, but don't know where to start? Do you want to unlock the true potential of computers? This is the class for you!

This class is an introduction to programming concepts with Python, an easy-to-learn programming language. Every class begins with the basics of what Python is and how to use it. After that we'll talk about computer science theory in an approachable way. Finally we'll have a lab where your questions can get answered and you can show off your projects.

No prior programming experience required. If you can type, you can program!

Recommended Follow-up: Programming with Python 2

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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?

PDX Exploit Workshop

All are welcome. See you there!

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Thursday
Nov 29
Ruby Coworking: Hollywood Edition
Case Study Coffee

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

PDX Blacks in Technology Next Happy Hour
Olive or Twist

We usually sit in a circle. We listen, share, encourage: rinse, repeat.

*Friends and any guests are welcome.

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#FullStackPDX : November : Critique
WeWork Custom House

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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BSD Pizza Night
48 North

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.

SAM SINYANGWE: USING DATA TO ADVANCE RACIAL JUSTICE
Portland State University (PSU) - Smith Memorial Center

This fall, the Oregon Justice Resource Center welcomes Sam Sinyangwe to Portland for a very special event. Sam Sinyangwe is a policy analyst and activist who uses his analytical and data-mapping skills to advance the cause of racial justice, particularly with regard to police violence. Join us to meet Sam and hear from him about where the movement to end mass incarceration and make law enforcement agencies more accountable to all the communities they serve goes next.

TICKETS This event includes a meet-and greet with Sam where we will serve drinks and light hors d'oeuvres followed by a separate speaking event. Tickets for the meet-and-greet include refreshments and priority seating for the speaking event and are priced at $125.

We are offering sliding scale pricing for general admission to the speaking event at $65, $45, or $25. You are free to decide how much to pay.

Discounted entry to the speaking event only is available at $10 for students of any school, college or university.

Entry to the speaking event only is free for formerly incarcerated people.

No one will be denied for inability to pay; scholarships are available. Please contact Amie Wexler at [email protected].

All tickets to this event are fully tax deductible and your contribution will support all of the programs and services of the Oregon Justice Resource Center.

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CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House
CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

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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Saturday
Dec 1
Alchemy Master Workshop Series :: Amazon Web Services (AWS) with Karvari Ellingson
Alchemy Code Lab

Overview

This four day workshop unlocks the mysteries behind ‘Put it in the cloud’ by showing students the main tools used for AWS provisioning and resource management, and showing them how to host their own website ‘in the cloud’. If you are intersted in getting the AWS certification, this workshop will certainly help you prepare to take it. This is the first in a series of Alchemy Master Workshops designed to share deep technical expertise here in our Portland tech community.

Instructor Karvari Ellingson - Software Engineer, Ops at Jama Software Karvari draws from her education in Fine Art, and her history as a contractor, to create, organize, and analyze infrastructure systems, built on borrowed hardware. She has been an ops focused software engineer at Jama Software for nearly three years, and was previously a release engineer at Thetus. She has assisted with numerous migrations from in-house servers, to AWS hosted resources, and is currently becoming a subject matter expert on distributed systems monitoring.

Class Dates and Times Class Times: 10am - 2pm on Saturdays (The first Saturday, November 10th, will start at 9am for those who need help setting up their machine.)

Online availability during the week for questions and prep work

Class Dates: November 10th, November 17th, December 1st, and December 8th

Price $240 per person. Limited to 30 people. Limited scholarships available, please email us at [email protected]

Summary This class is designed to give you a working skillset with AWS services. We will start with the most commonly utilized services, and learn how to use and manage them from day one. You will know how to deploy websites (perfect if your are looking to develop a personal website to promote yourself to employers or clients) and the ability to deploy any application you write into a virtual machine in the cloud! Did I mention that this is all just day one? By the end of the four-week session, you will have explored scalability, serverless computing, networking, and the scripting tools most used to accomplish these goals.

Prerequisites and Requirements You need to have basic programming knowledge, with the basics of either Python or JavaScript, and have created at least one full stack application.

You will be required to create an AWS account, a Github (or equivalent) account, and be able to use an code editor. (Existing accounts are fine, no need to create new ones for this workshop!)

You will need to use a credit card to setup your AWS account. You will likely accrue very small charges for using AWS during the class (likely less than $1 - $20, depending on what type of use your site receives). We will cover this during the first class

You will also need a laptop (Linux, Mac, or Windows) with administrator access to install the necessary tools. Provided scripts and applications will be written in Python and JavaScript using NodeJS. You will need to have one or other installed.

On the first Saturday, we will be available from 9am - 10am to help with any computer setup related issues.

Curriculum Outline Day 1 (November 10th) - Developer’s Perspective Learn how to manage AWS resources through the console and the AWS CLI. By the end of the day, you will have deployed a static website to an s3 bucket and an application in an EC2 instance, Amazon’s most commonly used virtual machine. You will be able to create simple command scripts to update and manage your resources. You will also understand how to create a domain name and how to request a certificate from Amazon to provide secure access to your sites.

Day 2 (November 17th) - Deployment and Security Now that you have an application in the cloud, this week you will learn how to use troposphere and boto3 to define cloud formation template and create them. Then, add git hooks using lambda functions to grab merges and create your continuous deployment pipeline! It is also time to lock it down. We will apply our amazon signed certificates, and create security groups, IAM roles, and User Policies to make sure our sites are secure.

Day 3 (December 1st) - Ops and Scaling Architecture In week three, we’ll get into the joys of networking in virtual environments. You will learn about Virtual Private Clouds, Subnets, Gateways, Autoscaling, and Load Balancing. We will touch on the pitfalls of containerization (Hello, Docker!) in a virtual world as well. I will also try to point out common issues and gotchas when you are trying to connect, and scale your environments.

Day 4 (December 8th) - Exploring AWS (Event Driven Development) In our last week, we will dive into the less common, but most interesting services Amazon provides. We’ll dabble in Machine learning, Data pipelines and refine our knowledge of Lamba (AKA serverless computing) with an image recognition function.

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West Portland One Hour Hike
9412 SW Wood Pkwy Portland, OR 97219

Welcome, Knowledge Mavens! We're going to try something a little bit different and new. Our group is very interested in hiking as a group.

If the weather cooperates, we'll take a short 1-hour hike at Woods Memorial Natural Area. Don't forget your water and hiking shoes. We'll aim to hike for 1-2 miles. It will be a fairly easy hike.

If you're an advanced hiker or trail guide, we welcome you for your expertise. We'll plan to spend some time hiking and getting to know each other and also spend some time with mindfulness.

Here's more info about the park. https://www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/finder/index.cfm?&action=ViewPark&propertyid=866

We'll gather everyone at the gate entrance at 1pm and have some intros and then start our hike at 1:10. Thank you for being prompt!

Google Maps https://goo.gl/maps/8N2rAKE9jyH2

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Monday
Dec 3
Data Discussions
Cloudability

Topic is: The Human Side of Data.

Industry guest is: Melissa Booker - Manager, Data Governance & Usability at Alignment Healthcare

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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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Tuesday
Dec 4
Thinkful + Free Geek: Getting Started in Data Science
Free Geek | 1731 SE 10th Ave | Portland, OR 97214

What is a Data Scientist? What is Big Data? Wondering if you're qualified to start a career in this field?

We'll cover the emergence of big data and what it means to be a data scientist. We'll walk you through how to get the skills to become a data scientist, and focus on the different jobs that will be open to you once you've mastered the skill set.

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Google (PDX) Holiday Party
Treasury Ballroom

Portland Tech Community You're invited to the Google (Portland) Holiday Party!

Did you know Google has an office in Portland?

It's true! And we're throwing a Holiday party that's going to be LEGENDARY! Come mingle with PDX leaders and folks from the local tech scene.

Have a drink or two, score awesome swag - maybe even a Google Home Hub or Chromecast!

December 4th - 5:30pm at the Treasury Ballroom (That's a Tuesday, so there's no excuse not to be there).

Let's get together, have some fun, and celebrate the amazing tech community we have here in Portland.

Please bring a valid ID.

If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected].

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PADNUG - Scott Hanselman and the Annual PADNUG Party!!
Intel Corporation, JFCC Auditorium

TBA

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Quantified Self: Monthly Chat
Seller Engine

Hello, this is our monthly informal meetup for the Portland QS community. The idea is for us to get together and talk about what we are working on and learning from our data and self-experiments.

There won't be formal talks, but if you want to show others what you are working on, there will be a projector on hand.

Food and drinks are going to be potluck style. If you can, bring something that you can share with others. It doesn't need to be elaborate. A simple snack or drink is great.

Looking forward to seeing what you are up to!

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Wednesday
Dec 5
Learn to Coach: Tech Managers & Teams
Cayuse

Learn to Coach: Tech Managers & Teams is an immersive workshop that breaks down the fundamentals of coaching for managers in startup and technical environments. Over the course of the morning, we'll learn the elements of effective coaching and have time to practice, too!

This isn't your average coaching conversation - it's hands-on, no slides, and really fun (we promise - you get to build things, make stuff, and break stuff!) It's also not a leadership development class! This workshop is about actionable, real-world techniques that you can apply in your daily work immediately.

This course is designed for new and mid-level managers who have teams of 1+ people. It can also be a great tool for HR and people managers who are looking to add coaching skills to their toolboxes.

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GeoDev Meetup (Mobile!)
Esri PDX R&D Center

This event is a social gathering for developers to discuss the latest in mapping, geo technology, geo services, web and mobile mapping apps, app design, cloud solutions, map data or anything else related to solving real-world "geo" problems. Developers of all levels of expertise are welcome, from seasoned GIS professionals to those new to geospatial development.

Join us on Wednesday, December 5th for a Mobile-themed meetup. That means the intro, keynote, and lighting talks will all be focused on usages of mobile within the context of GIS. Food and beverages will be provided at the meetup.

Have you built a cool geospatial mobile app recently that you'd like to show off? Submit a lightning talk! We'd love to see it!

Find out more details and RSVP on our Meetup page.

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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?

PDX Exploit Workshop

All are welcome. See you there!

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Thursday
Dec 6
Change Management in the Startup Ecosystem
Cayuse

Change Management in the Startup Ecosystem is a workshop designed to help managers, teams, and leaders understand and manage change in their startups. This will be an interactive, practical session with overviews of established models, enlightening conversations, and activities for applying the models that hold strong in startups.

Let's be real, in a startup there is always a change happening! It's constant. And if employees can be more aware of the emotional and organizational implications of change, and have strategies and tools to help with these transitions, work will be smoother, and goals will be achieved quicker.

This workshop is designed for people managers of all levels, but can be beneficial for individual contributors and HR employees as well. Before the session, we'll ask you to think about a change you (and/or your team members) are actively experiencing, and come ready to discuss and work through this real-world scenario.

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PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Inside the Mind of a Hiring Manager
Squarespace

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-inside-the-mind-of-a-hiring-manager-tickets-51732000807] is required to gain entry to this event

Ever wonder what the hiring manager on the other side of the table, phone screening, or video interview is thinking? This is your chance to ask a panel of hiring managers and tech recruiters ANY job search-related question. This is a safe space with no judgement. No question is off limits! Should I state my desired salary? Is it too soon to send another follow up email? What do I do if I don’t know the answer? What are the most common mistakes candidates make? We’ll kick off the event with a few questions to get the conversation rolling, then it's open to anyone in the audience to ask a question. Come ask the experts who have seen it all!

The event will be moderated by Asia Kane of Opal and will include the following panelists from Portland’s technology community:

Amanda Lopez of Ruby Receptionists

Andrew Butt of Squarespace

Evan Reeves of Opal

Lauren Wordell of Puppet

Keli Van Holde of Zapproved

Agenda:

5:30 p.m. - Doors open / networking

6:00 p.m - Panel Begins

7:00 p.m. - Panel ends / networking

7:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ:

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: Yes, gender neutral restrooms will be available at this event.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes, the space for this event is ADA accessible.

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event? A: Yes, food and drink will be provided at this event.

Q: What is the parking situation? A: Paid street parking is available nearby the event.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: The main entrance to the event is on SW 3rd Avenue and Washington.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: No, secured bike parking will not be available at the event.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes, the event is located in Downtown Portland near multiple public transit options.

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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Creating Interactive Software Objects with Clojurescript w/ Dan Lidral-Porter
Puppet

For a few years, I've been trying to create UIs that have a consistency, tangibility, and predictability akin to that of physical objects. I think this results in software that is easy for the average person to use and understand.

The only way I know how to describe the kinds of behaviors that result in the physicality I seek is with state machines. I've built a library called Plastic that lets me define state machines composed of pure functions triggered by DOM events. This allows me to express the behaviors making up the UI in almost exactly the same way I design them with pen and paper, all the while hiding mutation in the implementation in fine Clojurian fashion.

In this talk I'll describe my philosophy of UI design in more detail, provide some examples of the physicality I'm aiming for, and show how one is implemented using Plastic. If time and enthusiasm allows, we can collaboratively define another simple software object using Plastic on the fly, to get a bottom-up perspective in addition to the top-down perspective of the scripted talk.

I hope to see you there.

-DLP

P.S. I am amused to be delivering a talk in defense of objects, but these are strange times we live in.

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OWASP Portland Chapter Meeting
Jama Software (New Office)

Interested in web application security? OWASP is for you. The Open Web Application Security Project aims to improve the security of software. Portland has a vibrant chapter and this is our regular chapter meeting. This month Yvan Boily from Fastly will be presenting. More details coming soon!

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Saturday
Dec 8
Alchemy Master Workshop Series :: Amazon Web Services (AWS) with Karvari Ellingson
Alchemy Code Lab

Overview

This four day workshop unlocks the mysteries behind ‘Put it in the cloud’ by showing students the main tools used for AWS provisioning and resource management, and showing them how to host their own website ‘in the cloud’. If you are intersted in getting the AWS certification, this workshop will certainly help you prepare to take it. This is the first in a series of Alchemy Master Workshops designed to share deep technical expertise here in our Portland tech community.

Instructor Karvari Ellingson - Software Engineer, Ops at Jama Software Karvari draws from her education in Fine Art, and her history as a contractor, to create, organize, and analyze infrastructure systems, built on borrowed hardware. She has been an ops focused software engineer at Jama Software for nearly three years, and was previously a release engineer at Thetus. She has assisted with numerous migrations from in-house servers, to AWS hosted resources, and is currently becoming a subject matter expert on distributed systems monitoring.

Class Dates and Times Class Times: 10am - 2pm on Saturdays (The first Saturday, November 10th, will start at 9am for those who need help setting up their machine.)

Online availability during the week for questions and prep work

Class Dates: November 10th, November 17th, December 1st, and December 8th

Price $240 per person. Limited to 30 people. Limited scholarships available, please email us at [email protected]

Summary This class is designed to give you a working skillset with AWS services. We will start with the most commonly utilized services, and learn how to use and manage them from day one. You will know how to deploy websites (perfect if your are looking to develop a personal website to promote yourself to employers or clients) and the ability to deploy any application you write into a virtual machine in the cloud! Did I mention that this is all just day one? By the end of the four-week session, you will have explored scalability, serverless computing, networking, and the scripting tools most used to accomplish these goals.

Prerequisites and Requirements You need to have basic programming knowledge, with the basics of either Python or JavaScript, and have created at least one full stack application.

You will be required to create an AWS account, a Github (or equivalent) account, and be able to use an code editor. (Existing accounts are fine, no need to create new ones for this workshop!)

You will need to use a credit card to setup your AWS account. You will likely accrue very small charges for using AWS during the class (likely less than $1 - $20, depending on what type of use your site receives). We will cover this during the first class

You will also need a laptop (Linux, Mac, or Windows) with administrator access to install the necessary tools. Provided scripts and applications will be written in Python and JavaScript using NodeJS. You will need to have one or other installed.

On the first Saturday, we will be available from 9am - 10am to help with any computer setup related issues.

Curriculum Outline Day 1 (November 10th) - Developer’s Perspective Learn how to manage AWS resources through the console and the AWS CLI. By the end of the day, you will have deployed a static website to an s3 bucket and an application in an EC2 instance, Amazon’s most commonly used virtual machine. You will be able to create simple command scripts to update and manage your resources. You will also understand how to create a domain name and how to request a certificate from Amazon to provide secure access to your sites.

Day 2 (November 17th) - Deployment and Security Now that you have an application in the cloud, this week you will learn how to use troposphere and boto3 to define cloud formation template and create them. Then, add git hooks using lambda functions to grab merges and create your continuous deployment pipeline! It is also time to lock it down. We will apply our amazon signed certificates, and create security groups, IAM roles, and User Policies to make sure our sites are secure.

Day 3 (December 1st) - Ops and Scaling Architecture In week three, we’ll get into the joys of networking in virtual environments. You will learn about Virtual Private Clouds, Subnets, Gateways, Autoscaling, and Load Balancing. We will touch on the pitfalls of containerization (Hello, Docker!) in a virtual world as well. I will also try to point out common issues and gotchas when you are trying to connect, and scale your environments.

Day 4 (December 8th) - Exploring AWS (Event Driven Development) In our last week, we will dive into the less common, but most interesting services Amazon provides. We’ll dabble in Machine learning, Data pipelines and refine our knowledge of Lamba (AKA serverless computing) with an image recognition function.

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Echo Dot, AWS Lambda, and Microcontroller Home Projects
Portland Community Church

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

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

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

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

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

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Monday
Dec 10
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
Dec 11
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) West Side Mixer
Salesforce

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-west-side-mixer-tickets-51343721453] is required to gain entry to this event

Many of us live and/or work on the west side of the Portland metro area but may not have a convenient professional community nearby. Thanks to support from PDXWIT and Salesforce, on December 11 we will get together to talk tech and other work topics in Hillsboro.

In addition to our usual networking format, a representative from Salesforce will tell us about the company and share available opportunities. Charlotte Chipperfield, the founder and CEO of Chipperfield Media, will share the top do’s and “don’ts” of social media and how to leverage social for building either a business or personal brand.

Agenda:

5:00 p.m. - Doors open/networking

5:45 p.m. - Introduction

6:00 p.m. - Speaking segments begin

6:30 p.m. - Networking

7:00 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 including vegan and gluten free.

Q: What is the parking situation? A: Yes, plenty of free parking

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: We have a main entrance at the front that everyone will need to use. All guests will be required to sign a NDS and take a visitors badge while on site.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: We have some space for bikes inside the building, and racks outside but riders will need to bring locks for those racks.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Not necessarily, we are out in the burbs and have plenty of parking. There is, however a max stop (Orenco station, Blue Line) about a 10min walk away.

Q: Can I bring my dog? A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home. Please note there may be office pets present at this event.

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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AgilePDX: Mob Programming
Cayuse

Mob Programming is a software development practice with many benefits - it raises code quality, removes knowledge silos, minimizes mental fatigue, and more. In practice it feels more like a bulldozer than a racecar - unstoppable and thorough. The core of mob programming is pointing many pairs of eyes on a single problem, pushing all the code through a single keyboard. Each month we'll explore different methods for learning to mob well and reaping the rewards of this practice as soon as possible on your own team.

Directions: Enter WTC Building One at its second floor lobby (ADA access: ground floor elevator). Take an elevator to the 9th floor (press '9' outside the elevators and use the indicated cab). Follow signs to the Cayuse lobby and sign in for the event.

Facilitator Bio:

Willem Larsen is a senior software developer at Hunter Industries. He has been speaking at Agile conferences on improving collaboration since 2009. He is the creator of accelerated team learning tools such as the Mob Programming role-playing game and Code Cooking (with Emmanuel Gaillot), author of the Language Hunter's Kit, co-author of 5 Rules For Accelerated Learning, founder of Language Hunters (a non-profit organization dedicated to improving communities of learning in technology, language, science, and music), and both a wildlife tracker and Search and Rescue tracker.

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Intro to Python: Fundamentals
CENTRL Office: Pearl | 1355 Northwest Everett Street | Portland, OR 97209

Curious what Python is all about? Are you data-driven and interested in finding out how Python can take you to the next level? Join us for this hands-on workshop while we explore variables, data structures, and functions, and go over basic data science concepts.

This is a fun, interactive class for beginners, so no prior programming experience is needed. Though to get the most out of it, be sure to bring your laptop!

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Wednesday
Dec 12
Agile Practitioners Book Club: Flat Army
Rogue Eastside Pub & Pilot Brewery

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/AgilePDX-User-Group-Portland-Metro/events/256215771/


Join us for a beer (or beverage of your choice) and a snack at the Rogue Eastside Pub to discuss "Flat Army" by Dan Pontefract. He says he has the strategy to solve the challenges of unhappy and uncommitted employees, and it's based on empowerment:

"Your people are your most valuable asset, and if you want them to excel (and your profits to soar), you'll need to abandon your traditional command-and-control management style and adopt a collaborative, open leadership approach―one that engages and empowers your people. While this isn't a particularly new idea, many leaders, while they may pay lip service to it, don't really understand what it means. And most of those who do get it lack the skills for putting it into practice. In Flat Army you'll find powerful leadership models and tools that help you challenge yourself and overcome your personal obstacles to change, while pushing the boundaries of organizational change to create a culture of collaboration."

Let's discuss the pros and cons of his approached and compare it to our real-world experiences and experiments.

We look forward to your creative insights!

Tip: It's worth reading some online book reviews for critical perspectives.

Oregon SQL Monthly Meeting
OHSU TEchnology Group

Oregon SQL provides opportunities for SQL Server developers, .NET and other developers accessing SQL Servers, SQL Server administrators, and Business Intelligence professionals to meet and discuss SQL Server technologies that are of specific interest to the developer community. Discussion topics include ‘Best Practices’, T-SQL code, Query Optimization, Reporting, ETL, Indexing, and new (as well as undiscovered ‘old’) features.

Oregon SQL is an official chapter of the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS), an independent, not-for-profit association committed to providing SQL Server professionals around the world with the resources and knowledge necessary to achieve unparalleled business results.

Visit https://tinyletter.com/OregonSQL and sign up to receive the Oregon SQL News and Meeting Announcements and be kept informed of meeting dates and discussion topics. We do not provide our mailing list to anyone for any purpose other than meeting notices and general announcements for the User Group.

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PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Diversity Dinner
A.wordsmith

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-diversity-dinner-tickets-52013262067] is required to gain entry to this event

Join us for an invite-only, informal yet focused dinner where we can share our experiences with diversity in the workplace. The intimate setting will allow us to discuss tactics, strategies and support to resolve the issues that arise. This event will be led by Emma Holland, Marcus Carter, and Heather Knight. This is an incubator opportunity which could result in future programming.

Our goal is to ensure this event results in a well-represented, honest and impactful conversation about diversity in our industry so we are asking folks to apply to attend this event by completing this form. Applications are due by November 30th and invitees will be notified by December 10th

APPLY HERE.

Agenda:

6:00 p.m. - Arrive and get food

6:15 p.m. - Discussion begins

8:00 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ:

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: Yes, there is a gender neutral restroom.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event? A: Yes, there will be food and drink. Vegan and gluten free options will be provided.

Q: What is the parking situation? A: Street and parking available in Smart Park lot.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: There is one entrance to the building, off of SW Washington

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: No, there are bike racks outside of the building.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes, there are several bus and max lines nearby.

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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Thursday
Dec 13
2018 Pitch Oregon
TBD

Pitch Oregon is TiE Oregon’s marquee event, attracting over 200 attendees each year. Entrepreneurs from all around Oregon travel to Portland to pitch for a prize package and overall cash prize in the following categories: Concept Stage – you either have an idea or you’ve just started working on your product Seed/Bootstrap Stage– you have a product and have taken some funding or are bootstrapping Timeline: Application Deadline – October 31st Finalists Announced – Week of November 12th Pitch Oregon – December 13th

2018 Event Details: When: Thursday, December 13th Time: 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM Where: TBD, Ore. Application Fee: $25 Member Fee to Attend: $15 Non-member Fee to Attend: $35

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Friday
Dec 14
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Women + Tech Holiday Party
p:ear

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-women-tech-holiday-party-tickets-52328766750] is required to gain entry to this event

Join us Friday, December 14th at p:ear for our 5th Annual Women + Tech Holiday Party, co-organized by PDXWIT and Women Who Code Portland and presented by Nike!

2018 has been another big year for the PDXWIT and Women Who Code Portland communities, and we are thrilled to come together, for the FIFTH year, to celebrate the holidays and what we’ve accomplished. The theme of the event will be Transforming Technology: Culture and Community. In honor of our theme, PDXWIT and Women Who Code Portland will be recognizing individuals for their great work over the year transforming the technology industry.

PDXWIT will be honoring two individuals, Best Contributor and Best Speaker. If you or someone you know has been working hard to make PDXWIT a success or spoken at one of our events, please submit your nominations by November 20th. The Best Contributor award will be selected in advance by a panel, and finalists for the Best Speaker Award will perform runoff Lightning Talks at the Holiday Party. The winner will be selected by text-to-vote.

Women Who Code regularly celebrates their members' achievements with the #ApplaudHer hashtag. The #ApplaudHer hashtag highlights victories such as accepting a new position, receiving a promotion, speaking at a conference or meeting a personal goal. The concept is simple: Women Who Code believes that recognition can create change and that rewriting public perceptions can transform tech. During the Women + Tech Holiday Party, Women Who Code will be announcing the Technical Leadership and Rising Tech Star award winners, chosen from the submissions received. Please submit your nominations before the end of day on December 1, 2018.

While the event is primarily intended for networking, we will have a short program to hear from our sponsors and introduce and announce awards.

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 those hiring to ensure people get connected.

  • a #GiveGuide table with raffle prizes and other goodies for folks who decide to support PDXWIT that evening.

Music will be provided by Claudia Martinez and DJ Mienne.

Agenda:

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

5:30 p.m. - Introductions and Awards

6:30 p.m. - Additional networking and celebration of our community

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, including vegan and gluten free options.

Q: What is the parking situation? A: Street paid parking.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: Entrance is on NW 6th Ave.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: No.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes, the event venue is very close to several bus and max 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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Sunday
Dec 16
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.

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Monday
Dec 17
NewTech PDX - December 17
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: Juan Fernandez of The Cyrkus

  • Pres. #2: Allen Murray of Katerra
  • Pres. #3: TBA
  • Pres. #4 TBA

8:30pm - After-Party at Yard House

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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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Tuesday
Dec 18
Thinkful + Free Geek: Build Your Own Website with HTML & CSS
The Free Geek Store | 1731 SE 10th Ave | Portland, OR 97214

Curious about coding? Project-based, hands-on learning is the best way to learn. Join us as we teach you the fundamentals of HTML & CSS while building an interactive website.

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 previous 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. No prior coding experience needed, this workshop is perfect for beginners. Be sure to bring a laptop.

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LIT-Lab PDX (Legal Innovation & Technology) - Consumer Legal Marketplaces: LIT-Lab /December Meetup
Collective Agency Downtown Board Room (12th Floor)

Hey Legal Innovators:

Join us for our final Meetup of 2018, where we'll feature two Portland-area companies who are using technology and business model innovation to better connect legal consumers with lawyers. We'll be hosted by Text-a-Lawyer and Collective Agency, and our presenters will include Kevin Gillespie of Text-a-Lawyer and Eli Marchbanks of Basic Counsel. Both companies are working to better connect lawyers and clients using a convenient tech-enabled marketplace.

Kevin and Eli will showcase their products and answer questions about their process for building them--should be an interesting and informative evening. Space is limited so be sure to RSVP early.

Hope you can join us!

--John & Zac

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Thursday
Dec 20
#FullStackPDX : December : Christmas White Elephant Gift Exchange
WeWork Custom House

SAVE the DATE! Start thinking of a cheap white elephant gift.

More details to follow.... Stay tuned.

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Thursday
Jan 10, 2019
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Get Hired Up
Planet Argon

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-get-hired-up-tickets-52889004436] is required to gain entry to this event

Looking for a job in tech? Join PDXWIT for an evening at Planet Argon dedicated to helping you find your next job. You get what you put in, so come prepared to share. Let us know what you need most right now in the registration questions below (mock interviews, resume review, portfolio reviews, Q&A with recruiters…) and we’ll try to accomodate your needs.

We’ll have a short presentation from Keli Van Holde, Manager of Talent Acquisition at Zapproved, who will share a few simple steps to stand out from the crowd. She’ll also share her insight on how candidates can approach working with in-house recruiters vs. consultancies vs. staffing firms.

We’re also looking for volunteers to participate in the resume and portfolio reviews, as well as the mock interviews. If you’re interested, please select “Volunteer” in the registration process. If you are volunteering and would also like to participate in the event, please only register once so we have an accurate headcount.

Registration Questions for Volunteers:

Q1: Which areas do you feel most comfortable? (select all that apply)

option 1: mock interviews (technical)

option 2: mock interviews (non-technical)

option 3: resume review

option 4: portfolio review (creative)

option 5: portfolio review (technical)

option 6: I'm a recruiter and want to be available for Q&A

option 7: not sure but I want to help

Q2: Please list any scheduling restrictions you have between 4:30-6:30pm?


Registration Questions for General:

Q1: What are the top two things you would find most beneficial from this event? (please only select two)

option 1: mock interviews (technical)

option 2: mock interviews (non-technical)

option 3: resume review

option 4: portfolio review

option 5: Q&A with recruiters

Q2: Please list any other item of interest for this type of event?


Agenda:

4:30 p.m. - Doors open, reviews begin

5:15 p.m - Introductions (PDXWIT, host, etc.)

5:20 p.m. - Short presentation with Q&A

6:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ:

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: No, gender neutral restrooms will not be available at this event.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes, this event will be ADA accessible.

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event? A: Yes, food and drink will be available at this event.

Q: What is the parking situation? A: Onsite parking will not be available at this event. However, ample street parking and public transportation will be available nearby.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: You may enter the building through the glass door to the left of Bread & Honey Cafe on Vancouver. From here, take the elevator to the 3rd floor and Planet Argon’s office is on the left.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: No, secured bike parking will not be available at this event. However, bike parking on the street will be available nearby.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes, we recommend using public transportation to this event. The 4, 44, and 24 buses stop nearby.

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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Wednesday
Mar 27, 2019
OHSU Commercialization Conference
through Robertson Life Sciences Building, OHSU

Please join us on March 27-28, 2019 for the sixth annual OHSU Commercialization Conference, hosted by Technology Transfer and Business Development . This conference connects with OHSU innovators with investors, industry partners and community collaborators to help build a vibrant hub for innovation and commercialization of innovative technology. Through speaker sessions, startup pitches, industry insights and collaboration stories, the conference will focus on the theme of "Fueling Health Care Innovation." The conference offers a platform for attendees to explore the impact of innovations that will revolutionize health care and understand the drivers of this transformation.

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Thursday
Apr 11, 2019
What is Technology? Value • Velocity • Vortex
through University of Oregon Portland

What is Technology? (2019) will examine the vortices of interaction among practical arts and tools, techniques and processes, moral knowledge and imagination to navigate our everchanging media/life/universe. In a broad sense, technology can be understood as methods of intelligent inquiry and problem-solving in all domains of human life. The conference-experience will enact a collaborative network of transdisciplinary research by cultivating communication as the heart of science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics, and environments.

This year marks the ten-year anniversary and ninth annual What is…?, bringing together natural and social scientists, scholars, government officials, industry professionals, artists and designers, as well as alumni, students, community organizations, and the public.

–> CALL FOR PROPOSALS
(Due by December 21, 2018)

“Pattern recognition in the midst of a huge overwhelming destructive force is the way out of the maelstrom. The huge vortices of energy created by our media present us with similar possibilities of evasion of consequences of destruction. By studying the patterns of the effects of this huge vortex of energy in which we are involved, it may be possible to program a strategy of evasion and survival.” —Marshall McLuhan, 1979
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Tuesday
Jan 19, 2038
Epochalypse
TBD

Wherever remains that still serves beer in 2038, we will party like it's 1970.

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