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Wednesday
Feb 8
Airflow Meetup @ Google
555 SW Morrison St Ste 500, Portland, OR 97204

Details

Come join us for the first PDX Airflow meetup of the year. You'll hear from local Airflow and data engineering experts in a talk on how new Airflow features have enabled more dynamic data pipelines, and a hands-on workshop that covers getting started with Airflow, navigating the UI, and authoring simple DAGs. Make sure to bring a laptop if you'd like to participate in the workshop.

Agenda:

5:30pm Meet and greet 6:00pm Implementing dynamic use cases with new Airflow features, presented by Kenten Danas from Astronomer 6:30pm Airflow 101 workshop, lead by Parham Parvizi from Data Stack Academy 7:15pm Closing remarks and open discussion

Location details

The event will be held at Google's office at 555 SW Morrison St Ste 500, Portland, OR 97204. Head straight to the 5th floor and check in with reception to receive your guest pass.

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Thursday
Feb 9
BikeLoudPDX Hack Night
online

Join grassroots bicycle transportation advocates and open data / open government / open code folks to work on collaborative mapping and resolution of transportation safety issues. Everyone is welcome whether you have years of programming / tech experience or just a few pictures of dirty bike lanes and broken sidewalks. Recurring meeting on the 2nd Thursday of each month.

Agenda:

  • snowplow and street sweeping maps
  • pdxreporter / 311 updates
  • whatever else folks are working on or asking about

This is an informal work session and hangout, discussion/questions and sharing tech knowledge to collaboratively build political power for safe streets and a complete bike transportation network that works for all people of all ages and abilities.

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Saturday
Feb 11
Algorithm Interview Study Group
Remote

Join us for a study group to practice your algorithmic skills!

Technical interviews are a common (albeit notorious) step in the software engineering hiring process. During this event, we will cover strategies for approaching these interviews with confidence, and get our hands dirty with mock interviews.

Whether you are just starting out in your career or you’re a seasoned pro, this study group has something to offer. Group interviews are a great way to practice in a safe, non-judgemental environment while making friends with fellow devs.

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Wednesday
Feb 15
Coffee w/ Co-Founders in the 'Burbs!
Morse Coffee

We're headed to the suburbs for this month's Coffee w/ Co-Founders. We've heard from a number of people who would like us to move this event to other places outside of Portland. So we'll give this a try and see how it works out.

Morse Coffee is owned by a husband/wife team in downtown Lake Oswego. Their focus is on incredible caffeinated beverages and experiences.

Please be sure to grab a cup of your favorite hot beverage and spend time getting to know this incredible community. We've been excited by the turnout every month and by hearing your stories. We can't wait to hear more. Hope to see you all there! Josh & Mark

About Coffee w/ Co-Founders: As a business owner you are faced with many challenges. You're forced to make decisions every day that could make or break your business. Coffee w/ Co-Founders is a way to network with other Entrepreneurs to allow free-flowing information with the intent to collaborate and help each other. So often we're challenged and there's very little we can do to express our challenges with the people we work with or the people we care about. Think of Coffee w/ Co-Founders as your own personal support group for business owners. We're all here to help!

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PDXWIT and BiT PDX Present: Tech in the K-12 Space
NV5 Geospatial

PDXWIT and Blacks in Tech (BiT), along with host NV5 Geospatial, have teamed up to highlight Portland organizations working to provide access to tech to marginalized and underserved communities in our school system.

Dwayne Thomas, BiT Portland Chapter President will share the work BiT is doing to make sure students understand their path and opportunities in tech and other Portland organizations will share how they are supporting underserved students with access to learning, opportunities and funding.

Agenda: 5:00pm - Doors Open 5:30pm - Welcome, Announcements & Introductions 5:40pm - Program Begins 6:10pm - Networking 7:00pm - Event Ends

Please note: all attendees will be required to show proof of a COVID vaccination or a negative COVID test within 48 hours of the event start.

PDXWIT is building a better tech industry by creating access, dismantling inequities and fueling belonging. Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

COVID Safety FAQ: Q: Will masks be required in indoor spaces? Will masks be required outside? Will hand sanitizer be provided and plentiful? A: Masks are optional and our host will provide hand sanitizer. We will ask all attendees to show proof of vaccination OR have a negative COVID test within 48 hours of the event.

Event FAQ Q: What is the in-person event capacity? A: 50-75 people

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: NV5 Geospatial is located at 421 SW 6th Avenue between SW Washington and SW Harvey Milk. There may be street parking but it is limited. The building is on several major bus lines and close to the Pioneer Place Max Station. There are also several parking structures nearby, including: Alder Street Garage; 111 SW 5th Ave. Garage; and City Center Parking (Broadway).

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: Guests will enter through the main entrance on SW 6th Ave. There will be a security guard present who can let guests in. The elevators are visible upon entering – use them to access the 8th floor and our suite is the only one on that floor. The suite door will be open

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: Yes, with assistance. If you will need bike parking please email [email protected] and we will make arrangements.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes. NV5 Geospatial is on several major bus lines and close the Pioneer Place Max Station.

Q: Can I bring my dog? A: Sadly, no.

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Hands on ChatGPT
610 Esther St. Vancouver, WA Website
Thursday
Feb 16
Changemaker Channel: Buchi Asemota, Executive Director of Our Streets
Virtual (Zoom)

This event is free, open to the public, and hosted by Field Day on Zoom.

Our Streets brings people together to respond to the needs of the community and change the dynamic of living, primarily serving people experiencing housing and food insecurity. With a true grassroots origin, the nonprofit began with a group of friends who observed the needs of their community and were inspired to take action in the midst of the Black Lives Matter movement and COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Propelled by community momentum, the nonprofit has grown quickly – they’re now supplying over 600 meals to six shelters per day with 30 staff members and a permanent kitchen (plus a second opening soon).

In this Changemaker Channel, join us for a fireside chat with Buchi Asemota, Executive Director of Our Streets, that’ll leave you feeling empowered to make a change within your community.

What we’ll cover:

  • Our Streets’ grassroots beginnings
  • What it means to work in alignment with the values of the BLM movement
  • Their exponential growth of operations (and why they dropped “PDX” from their name)
  • Questions from the audience

About Changemaker Channel: In this series of virtual fireside chats with leaders of nonprofits on Field Day, a community engagement platform and Portland-based startup.

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Climate Curious Hackathon
Fresh Consulting

PDX connections, what are your plans for February 16th? Join my friends and me at Climate Curious for a fun interactive event that will connect you with a wide range of bright minds from across #Portland's #climate, #tech, and #design communities.

We're collaborating with Fresh Consulting to create a totally different kind of networking event. Expect brain-tickling conversations about climate, and active problem-solving, with of course some drinks and snacks. RSVP here: www.climatecurious.co

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Climate Speed Dating Hackathon
Fresh Consulting 811 SE Stark St #300, Portland, OR 97214

We're collaborating with Fresh Consulting to bring Portland's climate, design, and tech communities together around a fun rapid-fire creative challenge that is unlike any networking event you've ever been to before. You will meet lots of people, you will be challenged to think in new ways (no artistic talent or public speaking required), and there will be snacks and drinks!

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Friday
Feb 17
Discover Zoho - Portland
Portland Meeting Space at PELA

Zoho's hitting the road to bring 8 cities an introduction on growing your business with Zoho. Spend your morning with us at this free, interactive half-day event as we walk through Zoho basics, customer use cases and success stories, and advise you on navigating the Zoho ecosystem. There will also be lots of time to speak with fellow Zoho users and business owners about how they are successfully using Zoho's products.

Why attend: Gain a better understanding of Zoho and our large product portfolio See how customers are finding success with Zoho Learn how to best navigate Zoho's ecosystem to achieve your business goals Get your questions answered and the resources you need for your next step Connect with local Zoho users, professionals, and business owners

Register, or find more information about this event and other locations at https://zoho.to/calagator

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Tuesday
Feb 21
PDXWIT Presents: Black History Month Happy Hour
through Online event

In this virtual happy hour in collaboration with hosts FirstTech and PixelSpoke, PDXWIT is celebrating Black voices. Lightning speakers Shakunda Murphy Wilson and Kym Hampton will share their personal and professional experiences as Black women, and leave you with words of wisdom and advice.

Agenda: 5:25pm - Zoom Room Opens 5:30pm - Welcome, Announcements & Introductions 5:40pm - Lighting Speakers 6:00pm - Recruiter Roll Call 6:10pm - Networking and Breakout Rooms 7:00pm - Event Ends

PDXWIT is building a better tech industry by creating access, dismantling inequities and fueling belonging. Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

Event FAQ Q: Will ASL or closed captioning be available? A: Yes. We plan to have ASL interpreters in attendance and will use the closed captioning features supported in Zoom.

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Wednesday
Feb 22
Techies & Tacos
New Relic

Come meet up with us and learn about open source tech while you eat up on tacos!

This is a group that will host Techies & Tacos, a meetup for all developers, especially those who are enthusiastic about OSS. It is sponsored by New Relic and hosted at their engineering headquarters in Portland, Oregon.

You will learn about OS technologies such as OpenTelemetry, Prometheus, Kubernetes, and Jaeger, while munching on delicious tacos!

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Thursday
Feb 23
Data PDX: Data Governance with Dataplex
Google Portland 555 SW Morrison St, Suite 500, Portland OR

Speaker

Kamran Shirazi, Google Cloud

Kamran started his career at Teradata as a DWH consultant in 2006, after completing his bachelors in computer sciences with majors in Data warehousing and Data Mining. He worked in Europe with large financial and telecom companies before moving to Portland in 2010. As BI Architect at Nike, he led the DWH CoE group that owned the creation of design patterns and data modeling standards. Later, he joined Intel as an Engineering Manager and led the migration of a mission critical SQL Server platform to the cloud. Kamran carries over 15 years of experience in the data management space and holds certifications in Snowflake, Teradata and Google Data Engineering.

Abstract

Data Governance Overview Components of Data Governance Data Governance through Dataplex Key Features Use Cases Demo Q&A

RSVP for entry ticket. This is an IN PERSON event at Google Portland

Cost

Free! (suggested donation $5 for non-members)

If you’ve paid any DAMA membership dues during 2019-2021 or are an employee of a corporate member, please choose Member RSVP.

Where

555 SW Morrison, Portland, OR Suite 500, Meier and Frank building

RSVP for entry, this is an IN PERSON event

Date – Thursday, February, 23rd

Time – 4pm

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Science of Storytelling: How the Brain Fires on Story
Virtual

Portland Design Thinkers is happy to announce an evening with Dan Self and the Science of Storytelling: How the Brain Fires on Story.

100,000 years of human reliance on story has rewired the human brain to think in story terms and story structure to make sense and create meaning out of events and others’ actions.

Meaning…Cells that fire together wire together. And, this evolutionary predisposition is reinforced by the dominant use of story throughout childhood.

So what does this mean for all of us? How can we use this knowledge to create memorable stories? And how can we use our predisposition to turn everything that enters through sensory input into story for engagement?

About Dan Self: Story first. Story always. I've spent most of my working life or what is known as "a career" thinking about, studying, and uncovering the importance of story.

And in the pursuit of discovering the importance of story, I've explored many different job paths that have revealed some important aspects of the brain on story.

Bottom line? I'm not a neurologist, but I've played one on TV, and that's my story and I'm sticking with it.

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Portland Design Thinkers is happy to announce an evening with Dan Self and the Science of Storytelling: How the Brain Fires on Story.
Register on Meetup to get the Zoom link

Portland Design Thinkers is happy to announce an evening with Dan Self and the Science of Storytelling: How the Brain Fires on Story.

100,000 years of human reliance on story has rewired the human brain to think in story terms and story structure to make sense and create meaning out of events and others’ actions. Meaning…Cells that fire together wire together.

And, this evolutionary predisposition is reinforced by the dominant use of story throughout childhood.

So what does this mean for all of us? How can we use this knowledge to create memorable stories? And how can we use our predisposition to turn everything that enters through sensory input into story for engagement?

About Dan Self: Story first. Story always. I've spent most of my working life or what is known as "a career" thinking about, studying, and uncovering the importance of story. And in the pursuit of discovering the importance of story, I've explored many different job paths that have revealed some important aspects of the brain on story. Bottom line? I'm not a neurologist, but I've played one on TV, and that's my story and I'm sticking with it.

Saturday
Feb 25
Idea-to-Business Lab 2023
through TBD

Applications close January 30, 2023 https://form.jotform.com/230174892286160

This two-day event is designed to validate your business idea and gain insight on how to start a business. You will work with seasoned entrepreneurs, investors, and mentors to validate your idea and give you the tools to start your venture.

Who should attend? First-time BIPOC entrepreneurs that have an idea or an early version of a product which highly scalable. The product must have a technology component and be based on Portland, Oregon.

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OEMBA Duck Tank 2023
Lundquist College of Business

The fourth annual Duck Tank event will be a truly special night. The OEMBA Board has assembled an outstanding lineup of judges for the competition, featuring big names from the region's startup and venture capital universe, such as Jon Maroney, general partner for the Oregon Venture Fund, and Christopher Joseph, co-founder of Wyld. In addition, entrepreneur Jason Peterson will debut as this year's event emcee. Jason is an entrepreneur, attorney, and producer who has been featured in the "Top 30 Entrepreneurs under 30" by the Los Angeles Business Journal..

This thrilling event will kick off with a networking cocktail hour followed by pitch presentations.

On Saturday, February 25, entrepreneurs in the Portland area will have the opportunity to pitch their startup ventures at Duck Tank, hosted by the University of Oregon Executive MBA Alumni network. Duck Tank is a competition format event in the same styling as the television show, Shark Tank. With Duck Tank, contestants have the opportunity to pitch their business concepts to a renowned panel of entrepreneurial professionals and venture fund leaders.

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Tuesday
Feb 28
PDXWIT & AWS Present: How to Prepare for a Technical Interview (virtual)
Online

Registration is required for this event. Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/532348016247

Interviewing for a new job can be a stressful proposition. A group of volunteers from Amazon Web Services (AWS, aws.amazon.com) created this training to demystify the interview process. This is tailored to job seekers seeking employment in tech. In this virtual seminar, they’ll cover good and bad interviewing practices they’ve witnessed through their careers. They’ll also present helpful tips and resources to prepare for your next technical interviews.

During this webinar, they will: - Prepare you for the interview - Set expectations for the day of the interview - Role-play a mock interview - Provide approaches to navigating the coding test - Share information and resources.

Agenda: 12:00 p.m. - Event begins 12:03 p.m. - Intros and announcements 12:10 p.m. - Presentation + Q&A 1:15 p.m. - Event ends

PDXWIT (pdxwit.org) is building a better tech industry by creating access, dismantling inequities and fueling belonging. Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

Event FAQ Q: Will ASL or closed captioning be available? A: Yes. We plan to have ASL interpreters in attendance and will use the closed captioning features supported in Zoom.

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RainSec - PDX Information Security Meetup
Lucky Lab Brew Pub

RainSec is an informal group of like-minded security professionals who meet to network and discuss topics of interest in a non-work, non-vendor setting.

While our target audience is experienced information security professionals, this is a public event open to any interested parties. If you have a friend or colleague who might benefit, please pass an invite along.

Follow @PDXRainSec on Twitter for last minute updates.

Because COVID-19 still presents significant risk to some members of our community, we ask that you observe the following and make your own risk assessment decision regarding your attendance:

  • If outdoor seating is available and weather permits, we will be outside.
  • If you are feeling sick, stay home!
  • If you've had a recent COVID exposure, stay home!
  • If you are not vaccinated, stay home!
  • If you are otherwise considered high risk for COVID, please stay home until you feel it is safe to gather in large groups (20-40 people). We don't want to be the cause of anyone's illness or death.

You can also find us on Meetup.com and Google Groups.

If you're looking for more security-focused community meetups in the Portland area, check out pdx-infosec.com.

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Saturday
Mar 4
Mentorship Saturdays
The Tech Academy

We are both online via the link below and hosted in person thanks to Tech Academy!

Hosted by Aaron Campf. Online Teams Link: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_YTljOWRlMDAtNThmZS00NzljLWE1YTEtZDhlODMyYzI0OTRi%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%2282ea9e81-6f10-49e0-a1f1-d75b0b4c2e7c%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22143ee9d3-21a4-4da7-a1e8-2472c358110e%22%7d

Or call in (audio only) +1 872-240-8681,,882162595# United States, Chicago Phone Conference ID: 882 162 595#

Please join one of our community group chats

Slack https://join.slack.com/t/mentorshipsaturdays/shared_invite/zt-1mnjewbt2-rWJfxmqf6_JWtSSk~Svj0w

Discord https://discord.gg/nSCxgbcG7U

If there are any issues with joining in person or online please message on here and Slack or Discord

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Thursday
Mar 9
2023 Westside Pitch Competition
Walters Cultural Art Center in Hillsboro, OR

Westside Pitch is a startup competition for Washington County entrepreneurs seeking to showcase their early-stage businesses. Competitors will have the chance to pitch their business venture to a panel of local investors to win cash and other prizes.

Eligible competitors include all entrepreneurs who either operate their business or live in Washington County. The 6 selected finalists will have developed a unique product or service that solves a problem/need in a national or international market.

Application deadline is JANUARY 31, 2023.

This is also a great opportunity to network with investors, city/county executives, and other entrepreneurs.

Spectators are welcome! Tickets are only $20 and include appetizers and 2 beverage tokens.

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Saturday
Apr 1
Mentorship Saturdays
The Tech Academy

We are both online via the link below and hosted in person thanks to Tech Academy!

Hosted by Aaron Campf. Online Teams Link: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_YTljOWRlMDAtNThmZS00NzljLWE1YTEtZDhlODMyYzI0OTRi%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%2282ea9e81-6f10-49e0-a1f1-d75b0b4c2e7c%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22143ee9d3-21a4-4da7-a1e8-2472c358110e%22%7d

Or call in (audio only) +1 872-240-8681,,882162595# United States, Chicago Phone Conference ID: 882 162 595#

Please join one of our community group chats

Slack https://join.slack.com/t/mentorshipsaturdays/shared_invite/zt-1mnjewbt2-rWJfxmqf6_JWtSSk~Svj0w

Discord https://discord.gg/nSCxgbcG7U

If there are any issues with joining in person or online please message on here and Slack or Discord

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Saturday
Apr 29
PodConf 2023
The Factor Building

PodConf is an intimate event created for independent podcasters. Our goal is to create a space for podcasters to participate, connect and get inspired. We're here to support your podcasting journey, whether your goal is to launch, reboot, or grow your podcast! Join us and other podcasters in this highly interactive event.

Our core goal is simple…to create a space where podcasters can experience participation, connection, and inspiration. These are our 3 core values. Everything we program into our events are designed through this lens.

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Monday
May 15
TECHSPO Vancouver 2023 Technology Expo (Internet ~ Mobile ~ AdTech ~ MarTech ~ SaaS)
through Paradox Hotel Vancouver

Where Business, Tech and Innovation Collide in Vancouver!

TECHSPO Vancouver 2023 is your chance to … – Check out exhibitors showcasing the next generation of technology & innovation. – Be inspired, amazed and educated on how these evolving technologies will impact your business for greater growth. – Interact with technology enthusiasts, build your network and reunite with your peers.

The 3rd annual TECHSPO Vancouver, two-day technology expo returns May 15th and 16th, 2023 to the Paradox Hotel Vancouver in Vancouver, British Columbia. TECHSPO Vancouver brings together some of the best developers, brands, marketers, technology providers, designers, innovators and evangelists looking to set the pace in our advanced world of technology. Watch exhibitors showcase the next generation of advances in technology & innovation, including; Internet, Mobile, AdTech, MarTech and SaaS technologies. Be prepared to be inspired, amazed and educated on how these evolving technologies will impact your business for greater growth.

As part of TECHSPO Vancouver is a limited attendance event, DigiMarCon Canada West 2023 Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference (https://digimarconcanadawest.ca). If the conference is where the learning, theory and inspiration happens, then the TECHSPO floor is where the testing, networking and product interaction takes place.

For complete details visit https://techspovancouver.ca.

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Thursday
Jul 13
FOSSY: Free and Open Source Software Yearly Conference
through Oregon Convention Center

FOSSY (Free and Open Source Yearly) is focused on the creation and impact of free and open source software, uplifting contributors of all experience. We plan to have 8 tracks for talks over 4 days. With tracks for community building, development and legal and licensing issues, our conference will provide ample learning and networking opportunities for contributors of all levels of experience. We also plan to involve significant community participation in the content of our tracks.

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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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